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2020.09.26 01:00 borednightnurse1990 My Life in the Military, Chapter 2

NSFW
GRAPHIC CONTENT
CRUDE LANGUAGE
SEX
MILD VIOLENCE
TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL USE
SCENES DEPICTING REGULAR GARBAGE AND RECYCLING GOING INTO THE SAME BIN
SERIOUSLY, WHO’S THE CHIEF BUMBLEFUCK IN CHARGE OF NETFLIX’S PARENTAL ADVISORY MESSAGES?!?
okay, how about a more appropriate title for this post?
YOU CAN EITHER BE A FIERCE AMAZON, OR A CAMO WRAPPED VAGINAL LIFE SUPPORT
Based on the crude sub-sub title for this episode, one can safely guess how strongly i feel about this issue.
Yes dear reader. And to you 15 redditors who sent me chat messages and the other 26 who sent me direct messages asking for my input about military life as a woman. Finally, you will get the answers you are looking for.
As usual, before i begin on my usual rant, let me start off with an intro.
INTRO
Be advised, i may or may not be a wee bit tipsy while writing this. I find i write best when i am left alone with my partner playing “straddle-a-rocket-on-full-afterburners-on-a-night-flyby-exercise” and with a tumbler full of scotch within arm’s reach. Today’s post is brought to you by “small-batch-whisky-whom-i-shall-choose-to-not-name-because-im-actually-not-sponsored-by-them” and im staring at a stack of unnecessary paperwork that some brand spanking new good idea fairies (who will fofahkssakes will get lost in the woods the first chance they get) have dropped in my lap, putting me in just a teensy weensy homicidal mood.
THE SISTERHOOD OF “DIE, MOFO, DIE!”
You have finished your basic training and occupation training. Depending on your nationality, you may undergo additional training, or you might be looking at orders chopping you off to your first unit. Yay! (Those first introductory training courses in the military doesnt count in my books since everyone is weird there anyway. Its where they weed out those unsuitable for this life and skim the cream of the crop.)
Dont break into your happy little dance yet. Its just beginning for you.
Being a woman in the military is just, strange.
Lets get out of the way the obvious gimmes first.
SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS
Look. Im not gonna start with a sermon and go “dont shit where you eat” or “the military workplace is STILL a professional workplace, act professionally” sermonizing bullshit on you. Youre an adult in a professional environment. Act accordingly. Kind of high and mighty of me seeing as i married another military person. All im saying is, be smart. If youre looking at co workers for potential life partners, have at it. Contrary to popular belief, military people are the most romantic people ever. Sure, were a little bit messed up in the head and come with some baggage, on account of all the killing and out performing the enemy when it comes to converting human bodies into pink mist, but who doesnt have baggage in their life?
If you even come remotely close to being decent looking civvie side, you will be an instant army (or insert favorite branch here) babe. You are surrounded by lonely, horny, and rowdy males. This is normal. In most cases, you will be exactly the same. Boys might think were all prim and proper and sugar and spice and everything nice, but the last time i looked down, im rocking the same beef curtains as you ladies. I know we are so much more grosser?/grossier? than dudes in most cases. Exhibit A: female side of any public bathroom.
Gone are the days when you have to put in the work and effort just to look good for a date. Seriously, all you have to do is change into civillian clothing on the weekend and you will find yourself inundated with invitations to a date before you even sign out of the main gate. If you’re above average looking and actually look good in combats, you will smell the pheromones from a mile away.
Let me make myself clear: THIS. DOES. NOT. MAKE. YOU. SPECIAL. There will come a time when your whole life will revolve around the military and you will have little time left to socialize in a civillian setting. This will mean that it may be possible your dating pool will consist of purely fellow military members. Before you dip your toes in the work pool, remember that your situation might be very well the same for the people you are dating.
All im saying is, be an adult. I highly believe that the antiquated rules prohibiting fraternization amongst the ranks is meant to mitigate any risks of abuse. This is 2020. That should no longer be the case. If a relationship ends badly, DO NOT use your hooha as a weapon to “win” the break up. I have seen so many cases of scumbag women in the ranks who are only one level evolved beyond being vaginal life support abuse the new protections and equality measures enacted in the workplace. All you’re doing is unravelling all that work and preventing honest, hard working women from succesfully joining the ranks, and making it hard for legitimate victims to attain justice.
How do i know this? I was sexually assaulted by a senior student during leadership school. (Fucking call me a rape “victim”, i fucking dare you.) I have been known to be the wild child all throughout my life. But nothing I have done made me deserve what that animal did to me. I had to fight hard to prove to the system that i am claiming that a legitimate offense took place, and i want justice, goddammit. Im not trying to game the system, im not trying to seek the spotlight, and im not trying to “win” a breakup.
There are women out there who have had it worse than me. There are women out there who will never breathe the breath of the living again as a result of what happened to them. Do NOT even dare exploit a system trying to fix itself to prevent any more dead and violated women. Dont.
Tales of woe and sadness aside, i have also seen women bat their eyelashes at dumbass teenage barely out of highschool males in their class and ask if they can carry some of their loadout in their rucksack. And then complain in the next breath that life as a modern woman is still heavily biased. No honey, you dont get to do that. Take off the uniform and go sell pictures of your feet on gonewild if you wanna cash in on your vajayjay. You dont get to do that while wearing the same uniform that i do, that i actually earned the right to wear.
Now, on to the more practical parts:
HYGIENE AND FEMALE CARE
  1. Underwear: some militaries provide an allowance to female members so they can buy their own bras. Before you go to Victoria’s Secret or La Perla, ask yourself: how busty am i? If you are at the point where you need underwire in your brassiere, believe me, those wires will come popping out as soon as you shrug on your plates and squeeze your tatas. Do yourself a favour and have your own sports bras custom made.
If you’re a fan of small underwear like I am, do yourself a favour and leave the thongs at home when in field exes/deployments, and wear the issued boxers. Even though i scoff at the idea of the issued flame retardant boxers being your last line of defense against being burnt to a crisp, my reasons are a lot more practical. Where i live, lingerie dont grow on trees. That shit’s expensive. If it gets ripped up or damaged or rendered unwearable due to adverse living conditions, or stupid delicates murdering laundry machines at the wash, the military will not reimburse you for it.
  1. Feminine Hygiene: due to our anatomy, we are a lot more prone to UTIs and yeast infections when living in adverse conditions. Even when in FOBs that do their best to make themselves your home away from home, the conditions usually are still pretty ripe and favourable for infections to develop in unsanitary conditions. Set yourself up for success by making sure to pack enough washes and baby wipes. My job involves paying strict attention to small details. In fact, we are a lot more vigilant about it than your standard grunt. Its because our lives depend on it. How can i trust a soldier in my unit to be observant enough and not get themselves and me blown up, if i cant even trust them not to be taken out of commission by a UTI in the desert because they let their stank get so stanky to the point that they need an IV drip of antibiotics?
  2. Feminine Health: if you think your periods are a killer when youre in the comfort of your own home, think again. Imagine having cramps in the middle of the desert heat, stuffed in a bullet magnet tin box on wheels, surrounded by heavily armed stinky dudes, in a hostile country populated with innocent people who just want to live their lives in peace, and people who look like those innocent people, but instead of being peaceful, look forward to blowing themselves up just to kill you. Do yourself a favour: get an IUD or a hormone shot like Depoprovera. It will stop your periods dead in its tracks, and the brief period of discomfort after having those measures installed in your body is worth it.
PHYSICAL FITNESS
Just because you and your booty has 40k Instagram followers doesnt mean you are physically fit to join the military. Imagine all the “exercises” you do in the gym. Now imagine doing all that while wearing at least 150 lbs of kit. And then imagine doing that in a situation where your physical fitness may or may not be the one that saves your life.
I dont care if you have no ambitions towards joining the combat arms jobs. I knew of a guy who on gate duty while on deployment in the Balkans. Him and a buddy were lit up by effective fire to cover a young man trying to rush their gate while wearing a SVIED. This guy tackled him from behind and froze him in place so he couldnt clack himself off while trusting his buddy is providing covering fire. Him and his buddy are both cooks.
Physical fitness is an important part of your job requirements in the military regardless of what trade you apply for. Physical fitness is also a personal responsibility. Do not sign the dotted line expecting the military to whip you up into shape. All you will accomplish is break yourself trying.
Going back to the different physicality of the female anatomy, make sure your workouts are geared to fit into that military oriented demand. Gym fit is entirely different from military fit. I have always had lower back problems since hitting puberty because of my boobs. The problems started escalating even before i joined the military. I had never been fat my entire life but i soon realized i was never physically fit either. I depended on my high metabolism, raging hormones, and natural flexibility as a teenager to carry me through cheerleading and all the sports that i used to do. As an adult, i soon realized i cant depend on those things anymore. I had to focus on integrating a lot of core and back exercises on top of my workouts.
A physique based workout is not a strengthening workout. But that doesnt mean you have to give up on your goals of popping a six pack, popping some lats, and sporting a wicked v cut. You just have to be smart with your workouts. Focus on functional workouts that would enable you to go on long patrols while carrying heavy gear. Do that, do well with that, and the physique will come.
Last but not least, if you smoke, quit. Im not gonna sermon you on this. Theres plenty of information out there letting you know about the health risks associated with smoking. Later on in your career, sure, there might be some room for a vice. But smoking during military training when you desperately need your cardio will not do you any favours. I smoke here and there with my boys only when on deployment. A couple of exceptions for real life reasons when in garrison, say the birth of a baby, or some success that needs celebrating. But i only smoke cigars. Cubanos mostly, because if im gonna smoke a cancer stick, it will be an expensive cancer stick. Lmao. I also learned how to chew tobacco while working with Americans. Chewing tobacco is quite an interesting experience. I dont like doing it, but its quite an effective ice breaker when working with American counter parts, especially their Marines, when i approach them and ask: “want a dip?” and hand them a can of Skoal.
POST SCRIPT
I originally wanted to post this as a series. Once the series is completed, i will create an index post and post that into militarystories and this sub. I have only posted one so far before this post.
However, my situation has changed. I am now in a position where i am doing the job of two people while our tempo is dramatically sped up. I will still take time to answer questions and requests for advice, but sadly, the endstate i was envisioning will not be possible until at least for a long while. This post has been marinating in my drafts folder for quite some time before i finally had to be honest with myself and admit that i am going about this the wrong way.
I do not want to disappoint everyone who sent me PMs and chat messages asking me for advice. I think doing it this way is a happy medium. I will still entertain private conversations and questions. Just please be patient if it takes me a while to respond.
Finally, to u/fishtheunicorn, i apologize for putting you on the spot like this. But, i usually creep the profiles of people who DM, chat, and follow me. I noticed that out of all of them, you are the only one who is still at such a young age in their life. So here’s a piece of advice that i send out to you and to similar fresh eager young faces like you only.
You have finally graduated high school. For some of you, its “now what?”. For others, its your country’s version of your elite military academy where you graduate with a Baccalaureate and a commission. For a select few, the military is a last resort in hopes of not getting lost.
I joined the military as an already full grown adult. I left behind a professional career and discarded years’ worth of education that helped establish that. I do not regret any of it. All of those life experiences has made me a better person, a better leader, and a more than average soldier. My job requires me to be bold and decisive. While leaders like me are allowed leeway to make mistakes, mistakes made at our level usually produces a dead or badly injured friendly soldier at the other end of the decision making process.
If the military is the endstate you have been working on your entire life, holding off on signing that dotted line while gaining some more life experiences wouldnt hurt at the very least. Travel. Live with foreigners. Learn a new language and a new culture. Learn how to work and lead in a professional environment. Watch yourself be a rockstar once you finally join this unique brothesisterhood and bring all this wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.
If the military is nothing but a “eh, well, better than working at McDonalds” option for you after high school, know this: there is a place for you in the military. There is plenty of opportunities for you to succeed. But you only achieve this if you are honest with yourself first and foremost and humble enough to know that you need to learn a lot. Shed all preconceived notions and overestimated trust in your capabilities.
To close this, i am more than willing to coach you specifically on how to prep for success in the military if youre willing to bear with me and my personal time constraints. While i may not be familiar with the intricacies of applying in your particular nation’s military, there are a lot more i can help you out with.
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Edit: ladies! Ho-ly. Lol. Okay. Got the gist of all the comments and the PMs. Okay. Im linking a few shops you guys might want to check out. All of these are shops i have personally done business with in the past, and they all do either custom work, or custom editing for your sports bras. They are in different countries and some of them only accept in person/in store business. But the beauty of these times being so unpredictable due to COVID, you might just be able to convince them to do remote work with you as long as you clearly articulate what you want. The prices are a bit steeper than your usual already expensive lingerie, but i swear, its worth it.
I too have plugged in “custom made sports bras” in Google and came up with frustrating hits. What initially got me started with it is that i was able to sweet talk a seamstress into “experimenting” with my bras. I have a pair that was as close to perfect as i have ever had, and all she had to do was strip it down and resize it in her shop based on my measurements. It might be a harder process for some, and it might be an easier process to others. It depends on every single woman’s body type.
Technically, theres no such thing right now as a “true” custom made/bespoke sports bra. Its all just basically mass produced stretchy sweat wicking fabric that you jam your ta-tas into and hope for the best. I dont like “true” sports bras. I dont like how i have to peel them off like a shirt. (Yeah, yeah, i get it, there’s ones that have clasps, but thats a recent development). I prefer swimwear bras or cheer practice bras. Those ones have a lot more optionality and customization options without taking away too much from the support aspect of things.
Putting this info in a military context, you dont need a “true” sports bra specifically. Take this advice and adapt it into your personal context. Maybe youre like me who still can benefit from a hybrid bra like a swim/cheer bra for support to approximate the support you get from underwire. Maybe you need to double up on the sports bra so you get to control the “squish” factor you get from the plates. (I actually had to do this before). Or maybe, sadly, its time to really look at a reductive surgery as an option.
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2020.09.25 22:32 Buoyant_Force Womyn achieve equality, immediately shit their diapers and beg for their pussy privilege back. Army grrls are entitled to jobs with "heavy physical demand" even if they are not fit enough to do the jobs, and men who are in good physical condition are a "cult".

Washington Post
The Army is rolling out a new fitness test: Will it hold back women?
By Missy Ryan September 24, 2020 at 12:28 PM EDT
An Army initiative to create a stronger, fitter fighting force has yielded a dramatic gender gap, raising questions about whether the service might unintentionally compound barriers for women trying to move up the ranks.
Recent Army figures show that 54 percent of female soldiers failed the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), which is being rolled out on a provisional basis, compared with 7 percent of men during the second quarter of 2020.
That reflects a significant improvement over last year, when leaked data showed that over 80 percent of a smaller cohort of female test-takers failed the six-event exam. But some women fear they won’t be able to pass even with additional training or will continue to score lower than men, potentially affecting their career prospects in an institution already struggling to shed historical gender and racial disparities.
The test, which will become the service’s official fitness test next month, has prompted a broader debate over whether the service’s focus on fitness and strength will elevate physical prowess over other qualities, such as effective and ethical leadership, or make it harder to retain troops with skills needed in an era of high-tech military competition.
Army officials say the new age- and gender-blind fitness test, the first of its kind in the U.S. military, was developed to reduce injuries and better prepare soldiers for the demands of warfighting, expressing confidence that training will help female troops eventually meet the new standards.
Officials also say the test may be modified before results are incorporated into soldiers’ evaluations, likely in 2022, when it could begin to affect promotions and future assignments.
“Combat is age and gender-neutral,” said Maj. Gen. Lonnie Hibbard, commanding general of the Army’s Center for Initial Military Training (CIMT), which designed the new test. “And so regardless of your gender or, more importantly, your [military profession], we have to ensure that everybody is prepared for combat.”
The performance imbalance is rooted primarily in one of the test’s six events, the leg tuck, which requires troops to hang from a pullup bar with their arms extended before lifting themselves up using abdominal and arm muscles.
Soldiers must pass all six events, which also include carrying kettlebells and dragging sleds across a field, throwing a 10-pound ball backward over their heads, performing hand-release pushups and completing a two-mile run. The Army’s previous test required troops to do only sit-ups, pushups and a two-mile run, and was adjusted for age and gender.
One female soldier, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of damaging her career, said she attained high scores on the old test. But despite years of exercising to enhance her upper-body strength, including during periods of intense workouts on overseas deployments, she remains unable to do even a single pullup or leg tuck. “I can’t even start to flex” upward, she said.
The soldier, who had a baby this year, said she worries the increased emphasis on muscular strength will eventually lead her and other females to leave the military earlier than planned.
“You’re not going to have a lot of females make it to the top,” she said.
While women now represent about 15 percent of Army personnel, they remain a small minority among the top enlisted and officer ranks, as they do in other services. A recent government watchdog report found that women are likely to leave the military earlier than men and said Pentagon leaders lack adequate plans to integrate women.
Realities of modern combat The ACFT, whose rollout has been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, is one visible manifestation of the military’s push to increase “lethality” across the force, which has become a hallmark at the Pentagon in recent years.
Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, who served as Army secretary until 2019, has championed the test. A physical training or military “PT’ enthusiast, Esper has often joined troops for their early-morning fitness sessions when visiting military facilities across the country.
“If you can’t pass the Army Combat Fitness Test, then there’s probably not a spot for you in the Army,” he said after plans for it were unveiled in 2018.
More importantly, officials say, nearly 20 years of insurgent warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan revealed a mismatch between the Army’s previous way of training for and testing physical fitness and the realities of modern combat. That disconnect resulted in frequent injuries, which were costly for individual service members and the military.
Army officials say the new test, the product of seven years of work by a team of Army officials and scientists at the CIMT, is designed to simulate aspects of combat, such as dodging enemy fire or dragging a wounded comrade across a field. Those tasks are important not just for soldiers dispatched to the front lines but also for support troops who may also come under attack.
The vast majority of soldiers have now taken the test at least once.
Under the proposed system, troops would have to pass the test to enter and remain in the Army, but the standards would differ according to military profession. An infantry or artillery soldier, for example, would be required to do more leg tucks than someone working in logistics or aircraft maintenance. Within those three tiers designated by military profession, soldiers receive a higher or lower score based on their performance.
That makes it all the more challenging for women who choose to go into jobs categorized as “heavy physical demand,” such as combat engineers, a male-dominated field that requires troops to lug heavy gear and navigate obstacles, sometimes under fire. Since 2015, when the Pentagon opened all combat roles to women, female troops have been able to compete for combat positions if they can meet entry standards. In practice, the number of women in previously closed combat jobs remains small.
One female officer described taking the test last summer before she became pregnant with her first child. Even then, when she was top shape, the most she could do was one leg tuck — short of the three-tuck standard the Army is expected to require for her profession.
“I could do enough to be in the Army but not enough to be an engineer,” she said.
Another event that could pose a challenge for women, who tend to weigh less than men, is the dead lift, meaning they may be lifting a weight that is heavier relative to their body mass. Troops whose jobs put them in the least demanding of the test’s three difficulty categories, including dentists or public affairs specialists, must dead lift a minimum of 140 pounds three times. They receive additional points for lifting more.
In response to women’s high failure rate to date, the Army is temporarily allowing troops who cannot complete a leg tuck to do a two-minute plank instead.
“What we’re really trying to figure out is how do you incentivize excellence in improving physical fitness without adversely impacting any demographic negatively within the Army,” Hibbard said.
Officials say they are analyzing evolving data on female performance and expect the statistics to improve. In two recent basic training classes, 100 percent of the women passed, Hibbard said.
Defenders of the new test Some female troops say they believe that more rigorous standards are overdue, especially for career fields that are the most physically demanding, such as infantry.
One female soldier said the previous version was too easy. While she failed the test last fall and still can’t do a leg tuck, she has been using a pullup assist machine to train and said she’s close.
“If you’re serious about staying in the military, you’ve got to work on it,” she said.
But for those who can’t meet the minimum standard or who pass but score significantly lower than men, the test could affect their careers. That could occur most directly for enlisted personnel, whose fitness scores have long counted toward their promotion via a points system. Army officials say it has not been decided whether the new test will be used in the same way for enlisted personnel once it is finalized.
For commissioned officers, physical fitness scores aren’t formally used by promotion boards. But soldiers say the results can be taken into account informally when officers are being considered for coveted roles, such as place in the 82nd Airborne Division, that are more likely to open career paths leading to the most senior ranks.
“They would absolutely want to know if I’m a PT stud and if I can keep up. And if the answer is, ‘Well, she passes,’ that is not the answer they’re looking for,” the female officer said. For officers, she said, “it’s way more subtle.”
While the Marines has higher standards for pulls-ups on its gender- and age-adjusted physical fitness test, requiring 26- to 30-year-old women to do a minimum of four, it gives troops the option to do push-ups instead, even though that alternative assigns them a lower score. Since the event was introduced in 2017, 67 percent of female Marines have chosen to do pullups.
The Navy and Air Force do not require pullups for female or male troops.
“It certainly seems the Army is prioritizing an outdated measure of soldier quality,” said Emma Moore, a scholar at the Center for a New American Security who has written about what she calls the service’s “cult of fitness.” While baseline physical fitness is important, Moore said, the use of such tests as a filter for retention and promotion “leads to repercussions that can arbitrarily hold women back.”
Female and male soldiers say the Army has been slow to adapt its mandatory group exercise programs and to provide specialized training equipment for the new test. Officials say that gear is now being pushed out to every unit of 10 or more people and that daily workouts are being adjusted.
Some soldiers have also questioned the shift to an age-blind test, saying that many troops over 35 have chronic injuries from years of deployments and carrying heavy gear, in addition to the changes that come with age. That may also disproportionately affect women. According to the Army, 20 percent of male soldiers around age 40 are unable to take the old test because of an injury; the same is true for 46 percent of female soldiers.
To address concerns of female soldiers who have recently given birth or plan to become pregnant, the Army is working on new fitness regulations for postpartum soldiers. In the meantime, soldiers have 180 days after giving birth to take the test, which some women say has compounded their concerns about the leg tuck, because pregnancy and C-sections strain the abdominal area.
Troops can seek a physician-approved exemption allowing them to postpone taking the test after giving birth, like they can for other medical reasons. But if they seek repeated exemptions, they can be pushed out of the Army.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/army-fitness-test-women/2020/09/24/20ed51e2-e244-11ea-ade1-28daf1a5e919_story.html?outputType=amp
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2020.09.25 18:01 PeaceSim My friends and I are urban explorers who break into doomsday bunkers for the super wealthy. We snuck into one my father built, and we'd be lucky if any of us escape from it alive. [Part 3]

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I last visited a mall during an urban exploration outing about three years ago with Joe and Nicole. It was just before Nicole had met Isha, and about a year before Cheyenne had joined us.
It was the largest mall in the region, and I had fond memories of it from its last gasp as a cultural center in the early 2000s. It took my mother thirty minutes to drive me and my then two-year-old brother to it. I remember following her through the massive, snow-covered parking lot into the vast space inside.
People from all walks of life happily bustled between well-stocked stores. A Christmas tree stretched up to the wide ceiling of laminated glass. I delighted at the holiday decorations as my mother plopped me into Santa’s lap. Those were good times.
But, you’ve probably already guessed the derelict state it was in many years later when Joe, Nicole and I snuck in after dark. The factories that left for cheaper labor overseas took the local economy with them. Only a handful of third-rate stores remained, and they were on their last legs. Ceiling tiles were missing. Rubble and shattered glass lay strewn over large areas of the floor. We were there during the summer, but I’d seen pictures of snow falling through the broken overhead windows and covering where the artificial Santa set had once thrilled me.
My present surroundings went far beyond what I witnessed in 2002 and instead represented what I had only seen in movies taking place in the 80s or 90s. Or, at least, they likely did before the floor above spilled a putrid river of decomposed bodies, supplies, and hardening molten metal over its lower level.
This floor was twice as tall as the others, allowing it space for an upper and lower level connected by an escalator. The ceiling was painted light blue – a poor substitute for the sky I yearned to see – and held bright lights. Some flickered irregularly while many others, no doubt affected by the massive hole the molten metal had made in the ceiling, dangled limply and failed to function. I noticed a thin and translucent ladder-like structure extending down from the hole. Dozens of the Chindra who had fallen to B3 ran up it back to B2.
The mall’s stores sold toys, men’s clothes, women’s clothes, lingerie, electronic gear, food, tools, and plenty else. The bottom level had a merry-go-round (I think I rolled off the tarp that covers it earlier), a food court, and a video arcade in which I found myself positioned atop a claw machine. I’d never won anything from one, but Mason had once snagged a giant plush frog that he’d kept in his room through middle school.
“Hey, you!” called a chubby man. He and a curly-haired woman swam towards me through the muck. Both were dressed in grey uniforms. “We’re coming over to you!”
Well, at least not everyone here is a clone of my father. I had every reason to expect them to be hostile and prepared myself to dive back into the water and swim out of the arcade. Hopefully, Nicole and Joe had survived and would be close by.
The woman climbed out of the water and balanced herself on the glass casing of a coin pusher machine a few yards behind me. I rolled my eyes when I saw the face proudly etched into the pieces of silver within it.
The man, not finding a surface that could reliably support him, grabbed onto the top of a mini bowling machine. Their supply belts indicated they were maintenance people.
“I haven’t seen you before. You from B5?” the woman asked.
I nodded. I had access to there, so it was likely an answer that wouldn’t give away that I was an intruder who’d helped cause this mess.
“I didn’t think they let y’all out,” said the man. “The rumors I’ve been hearing are that y’all get pumped full of…well you-know-what, and they keep you on a real tight leash during the pregnancy until you deliver, and then the process starts anew. I didn’t think y’all even had access to the plaza.”
What the fuck, I thought. Oh god.
I recalled the extensive notes on my card about my physical health, and how Isha and I were both assigned to B5. Was “Med/Rep” a place for…fertile women to deliver children? The repairman’s description didn’t exactly make it sound like a mere facility to assist women in pregnancy; I had the feeling that dad’s calculations alone determined whether and when someone got “pumped full of” you-know-what.
The hunter who carried away Isha did so after checking her ID – he must have taken here there after seeing that she was assigned to it. All the more reason to get to her as soon as possible.
“Do you know what this disaster is all about?” asked the woman.
I shook my head, wanting to give up as little information as possible.
“We were here to address an issue with the overhead lighting,” said the man. “But this is absolute hell. Never seen anything like it. Good thing the mall was closed and powered off when whatever this is happened. Otherwise we’d be shocked to death.”
“I need to get back to B5,” I said. “All this flooding has disoriented me…do you know the closest way down?”
“Well, most of the hatches and the door to the main staircase won’t even open when there’s flooding,” said the man. “And, the elevator’s powered down at the moment.”
“There is a door by the restrooms upstairs,” said the woman. “It leads to a maintenance hatch down to B4. It’s on a different system and would probably still work.”
My father’s voice rang out over the intercom before I could respond.
You’re probably surprised to find yourself in this setting, Robyn. Let me give you a quick explanation. This country saw in the 80s and 90s the beauty of a free market left relatively untouched by those arrogant enough to think they should interfere with it. These shopping centers brought together people from across our society. They spawned innovation through competition. They made us wealthy and happy. So, I decided to incorporate consumer culture into Abernathy City.
The denizens of B1 and B2, back when I was still planning on using human workers, would work for a few dimes a day. In their biweekly hour of free time, they would be permitted to spend what they earned down here on the very products they put together. The academics on B4, the medical staff on B5, and the technicians on B6, who earn much more, are still to be the primary customers. Robyn, I’m so close to achieving my dream. All I need is a few more modifications for this whole facility to run like clockwork, and when it does, the plaza will be at the center of its society.
Returning to our present predicament: I’ve got good and bad news for you. First, the good news: based on the responses I’ve found online, your summary has thus far not been lacking in detail. As I said before, I haven’t read what you’ve written yet, but I look forward to reviewing it when this is over! Also, you will be delighted to hear that Mason is alive and well! And, your other friend…Elsa was it? Well, I am delighted to inform you that she’s about to begin contributing to one of the most important tasks of all in a self-sustaining society.
“What is this?” asked the man. “Who’s the boss talking about?”
I feigned confusion even as I fretted over Mason and Isha.
Now, for the bad news, continued my father. You and your friends have been a serious annoyance to me. The damage you’ve caused will take quite some time to repair. I’ve put the Chindra to work on patching up the leak you created, and they stopped the flow of water for now. But, the flood may remain in my shopping center for quite some time.
You may have noticed that the ooze produced by the Chindra has a binding quality to it that assimilates different life forms into one living entity. Well, let’s just say that I did a bit of experimenting with it to produce something that could defend this facility in a situation like this from intruders like you.
This did not sound good. I closed my backpack and tied it tightly to myself. I needed to flee, and I wanted to take my supplies with me.
I’m taking off the kid’s gloves, Robyn. It’s time for you to face your hardest test yet. I really don’t expect us to have another of these conversations. You’ve never held up well against strong adversity. It’s been fun, little bird.
“The hell was that about?” said the repair woman.
As the sound cut off, I noticed a thin red dot on the wall behind me. I followed it as it approached me and then disappeared from the wall.
“What’s that on you?” asked the woman.
I glanced down and noticed that the light now hovered on my chest. I’d seen enough movies to know what was about to happen. I dived into the filthy water and swam away as I heard two gun shots ring out.
When I surfaced at the other end of the room, the man was gone and the woman drifted lifelessly in the water. I pushed her body away from me and noticed two bullet wounds in her; the shots meant for me must have hit her instead.
“You can add poor Ms. Hershing to the list of people who’ve suffered because of you,” said my father – not from the intercom, but from the very room I was in. Was he another clone sent to kill me? “Poor Robyn. Always wanting to do good, always ending up doing harm. You got that from your mother. You certainly didn’t get that from me.”
I scanned the dimly-lit room for him. Did I see something moving near the claw machine where I’d just been stationed? The water shifted unnaturally there, and something solid glided atop it – a submachine gun with a laser sight.
A translucent face gradually turned in my direction. It was my father, but his skin resembled that of the Chindra, in that it heavily blended with the background. “Surprised to see me like this?” he said with a smile. He raised his gun.
I dived again and swam desperately for the arcade entrance as I heard the loud thuds of gunshots. Blood dispersed into the water before me as a shot meant for me hit the corpse of a man I recognized as the owner of another doomsday shelter – the one I’d spray-painted months earlier – and an old business partner of my dad’s.
I surfaced by the Merry-Go-Round, where I gripped a horse’s head for support as I treaded water. The escalator upstairs (not functioning, of course) was on the other end of the shopping concourse. I had to get up there and take the maintenance shaft down. But, it was a long way to the escalator, and the route was littered with wreckage and floating corpses. Hopefully, I could lock it behind me to at least delay this clone and the third hunter from before, if he was still alive.
A ‘thump’ sounded on the roof of the merry-go-round directly above me. “Little bird,” called my dad. He must have climbed up there and seemed to be using a flashlight to scan the area ahead of me. “I know where you’re going. And I’m not going to let you make it upstairs. You could really use a pair of wings now, couldn’t you?” He laughed.
“Boss, is that you!” cried the voice of the repair man. Dad’s flashlight shifted to where he’d waded by the entrance to a toy store. He must have fled after seeing his partner shot.
“Have you seen my daughter?” the clone asked.
This distraction would be my only chance. I knew that I swam for it, I’d never make it to the other side without being spotted. So, instead, I lay on my back, kicked off from the merry-go-round, and floated, doing my best to quietly fit in with the numerous bodies that filled the corridor and only gently kicking to keep myself moving in the right direction. It was hardly a perfect illusion, but hopefully I would avoid detection in the darkness long enough to at least put some distance between me and my dad.
“I think so, a young woman was with me in the arcade,” I head the repair man say. His voice was close; I must have drifted towards him. “Why can’t I see you, boss?”
“Where did she go?” asked my father’s clone. I brushed against another body as I glided further away, measuring the distance by the passing lights on the ceiling.
“No idea,” he said. “Where are you, exactly, boss? All I see is the flashlight.”
I drifted underneath several functioning lights that cast me in greater visibility. I tried not to shiver in the freezing water. Thankfully, my father didn’t seem to notice.
“Then you’re no use to me,” said my father.
I felt myself bump into the maintenance man. “Huh?” he said, startled. “Wait, boss, I think I found-”
Two more shots rang out. The heavy force of the man’s body crashed into me, sending me underwater.
There was no use in pretending any longer. I swam while submerged, pressing onwards despite the weight of my soaked backpack, as far as I could go. When I surfaced for air, only a few shops remained between me and the escalator.
A ring of light appeared around me only a moment later. I dived again as my dad fired. Luckily, a nearby half-eaten corpse shielded me from several shots as I swam closer to my destination. I didn’t have time to process why I recognized the corpse's faded dyed hair.
Bullets hit the water all around me again when I next surfaced. Most landed in the space between me and the stairs; he was trying to block my path. One bullet ricocheted off the wall. The next thing I remember was incredible, reverberating pain as high-pitched noise flooded my head. I grabbed at my left ear and, to my horror, discovered that part of it was missing.
Panic and shock ran through me. I hurried into the nearest store, which sold men’s clothing. I dizzily sputtered in and out of the water. The world spun around me even as I grabbed onto the dry top of a clothing rack and tried to calm myself.
“Clever girl, blending in with the dead like that,” called my father. “But not clever enough. I’m coming for you. We’re about to have a long-awaited reunion.” He was getting closer. I heard distant gunfire from upstairs; perhaps Nicole and Joe were facing a similar enemy.
I needed a place to hide; maybe I could lure him deep into the store and sneak out the way I came in while he searched for me?
I found myself against a wall. How did I even get here? What part of the store was I in? I was bleeding, a lot, and likely to get infected from exposing an open wound to the toxic substance in which I was immersed.
“I’m here, darling! Come to papa,” said my dad. The noise my wounded ear had sent into my head had diminished enough for me to understand him.
I used the wall to push myself along until I found a corridor away from the soaked clothes that filled the store. I realized I had stumbled into a series of dressing rooms. I swam to the last one and locked the door.
“You’ve got a lot working against you, Robyn. Not only am I stronger and smarter than you, but I also know how you think. You’re hiding in here, hoping to draw me in, and to then sneak out the way you entered.”
That was may plan, until my dizziness led me to corner myself. It was only a matter of time before he found me. From the sound of his voice, he was in the area by the check-out counter. I had a few moments as he looked through the store.
“I’ve read your diaries, your emails, your text messages,” he continued. “It delighted me to no end when I learned that you would make a trip out here. If you’d texted the date and time, I would have prepared a welcoming committee. Why did I spy on you like that, you may be thinking? I wanted to see if you measured up to the family name. And guess what? My early assumption was correct. You didn’t.”
I threw my drenched backpack onto a small raised surface for placing clothing as I stood on a cushioned sitting platform that extended from the changing room’s wall. I took out two objects.
“Your grades were painfully mediocre. You didn’t excel at anything – sports, hobbies, you name it. You even lacked your mother’s ability to find a superior marital partner – her only skill.” He was on the opposite side of the store now. If I wanted to escape, now was my chance. But I knew I wouldn’t make it.
“I know everything about you,” said my father. He was at the entrance to the changing area. Luckily, I had a plan. And that plan involved him coming to me.
“I know you had your first kiss with that no-good Sheldon boy after senior prom. You waited over four years after that to get laid, only to lose it in a lousy one-night stand with a guy you’d just met and never talked to again. ‘The most awkward two minutes of my life,’ you texted Nicole the next morning,” he said, in a mocking voice. “Haven’t held a guy for more than three weeks since.”
If he was trying to rile me up, he was succeeding. I’d known about the diary entries, but it pained me to realize that this monster had reviewed virtually every private correspondence I’d ever made.
“It’s no wonder you’ve ended up at a convenience store, spending your free time with a bunch of dropouts and vandals,” said my dad. He knew he’d found me. I heard him push open the door to the first of the three changing rooms. “You always were a disappointment.”
The second door opened. I put on the goggles I’d taken from the hunter earlier as I braced myself.
“I blame your mother for creating you,” taunted my dad. He was in the stall next to me, moving more slowly as he cherished the moment of impending victory before he caught up with his prey. “But after she gave me the male heir I wanted, she became useless to me. She wasn’t worth the trouble it took keep around, much less the trouble of divorcing her. Little bird, you still think, even after all that you’ve seen today, that she died in random accident, don’t you? You inherited that naiveté from her. Not from me.”
I’d never been more furious as rage coursed through my veins. Even so, I composed myself and lifted my arms.
“Our journey is at an end, Robyn,” said the clone. "I hope you've enjoyed the tour so far." He was directly in front of me; only the flimsy wooden door divided us.
I fired three times through the barrier. He made muffled screams. I heard him crash into the water. “You didn’t count on one thing, dad,” I said, kicking the door open.
My goggles saw through the camouflaged skin of my fleeing father. One of the shots had hit his gun, which drifted broken in the water, and the others had hit him. As he feebly tried to wade away, he brushed against the wall and left behind a trail of blood on its white paint as he did so.
“You’re far sicker than I ever realized,” I said as I followed him. “But I knew that you spied on me when I was younger. I knew you were lying when you said that you wouldn’t review my notes until this is over. More specifically, I’m sure the clone I’ve been talking to has been reading them and sharing their contents with you. That’s why I didn’t mention that I picked up a gun from the fallen hunter in the last update. That’s why I wrote that I was ‘unarmed and defenseless’ when I really wasn't.”
I fired a fourth shot into the back of his head. He collapsed into the water and stopped moving. I returned the pistol to where I’d kept it in my backpack.
I’d known that my dad would outgun me in a fair fight. My dad was a gun enthusiast, whereas my only experience with firearms was when Nicole helped me fire a few rounds at a makeshift shooting range the five of us had made out of several weeks’ worth of empty beer cans in my backyard. But I had a plan in case I got cornered, and, miraculously, it had worked.
As I reached the escalator, I heard the sounds of a firefight upstairs. I climbed the steps carefully, staying low and using the metal sides as cover.
I saw Nicole crouched by the front counter of a jewelry store. Her stained, sleeveless white t-shirt exposed the strong arms with which she held the shotgun she’d nabbed earlier. In the back of the store, behind a cash register, was the remaining hunter – yet another clone of my dad. Unlike the one I had just fought, he was fully-visible and didn’t seem to be ‘joined’ to any degree with the Chindra. Did they all retain my real dad’s memories and consciousness? How was that even possible?
He noticed me and let off several shotgun blasts. I ducked and covered my head as the metal around me shook violently. I heard two more shots after that, followed by Nicole’s voice.
“You can come out now, Robyn. I’m so glad you’re alive.” I emerged cautiously to find Nicole standing over the hunter’s whimpering body. “Joe and I have been in a long standoff with him. He didn’t know I was there. Your distraction was all I needed to get the drop on him. Shot him twice in the chest.” She snatched away the dying hunter’s shotgun, removed its shells, loaded some into her weapon, and slipped the rest into her backpack.
“You look like you’ve seen better days,” said Joe as he stood up from behind a sunglass stand. “But I’m glad you’re okay. That guy had me pinned down here for ages.”
“You need to get that treated,” said Nicole, motioning to my ear. She whipped out her first aid kit, removed an antibiotic ointment, and prepared a set of bandages.
“Go ahead,” whined the hunter. A pool of blood extended out from him, and he clearly had no capacity to move. “Get it over with and kill me.”
“Let me have your knife,” I said to Nicole. She looked at me blankly. “Now!” I asserted. She handed it to me. “Hold him down if he tries anything,” I ordered my friends.
I proceeded to drive the blade into the hunter’s chest between his gaping wounds. The hunter screamed in further agony. “What are you doing?” cried Joe.
“How about we make this is long and painful as possible?” I said. “Unless you answer my questions.”
“Robyn, we’re not like that-” Nicole said.
“Do you have all of my dad’s memories?”
“Yes,” croaked the clone. “Up until he last had his brain scanned on B6; about a year before the helicopter accident. After that, I have the memories of the primary clone, who you’ve been hearing on the intercom, and then my own memories once I was created from him.”
“Did you really kill my mother?"
The clone smirked. “I’ve made some mistakes in my life. One of them was waiting six years after Mason’s birth to get rid of her. I should have done it sooner.” He spit blood up at me. Anger coursed through me. I dug the knife deeper into him and twisted it.
“One more question,” I said, as his blood and saliva ran down my cheek and dripped back down onto him. “What does that clone – the ‘primary clone’ – want with Mason?”
The clone nodded through the pain of two gaping shell wounds and a knife protruding from him. “Your real father – the one who died in the crash – has been kept in the same stasis chambers used by the Chindra since the helicopter accident. He isn’t dead, just extremely close to it. The one you saw at the funeral was a clone created just to be used there as a prop.”
“What does that have to do with Mason?” I asked.
The clone eked out a gleeful smile. “Your real dad wants to resume the life he had before the accident. We’ve developed a technology to help him – one that can transfer a consciousness between bodies. Not just create a new clone, but actually cause him to experience his own life continuing in a new body. It is built around the mechanism through which the Chindra queen communicates with the rest of the Chindra.”
“The bodies have to be compatible, and compatible bodies are hard to find,” the clone continued. “They require certain physical, cognitive, and genetic commonalities, and differences in sex and gender can pose substantial obstacles in humans. So, for the time being as we continue the testing phase, we rendered the facility only accessible to those fully-compatible with him. We were soon going to begin soliciting ideal individuals using our access to medical records. If we got desperate, we would even accept someone half-compatible like you, though your father would be reluctant to try a risky procedure just to inhabit the body of an underperforming female. But, luckily, you and your friends brought an excellent candidate right to us.”
“Your father wants to take the form of the son who better resembles him and bears his name. The procedure will upgrade Mason’s current consciousness. The boy will simply be replaced by an improved version of himself: his father. Have I answered all of your questions? Can I die already?”
“Fuck all this,” said Nicole.
“Mason,” gargled the clone as he raised his head closer to me, “will grow up to be just like me. It is inevitable.”
I kicked the knife deep into him with all the force I could muster. The clone finally stopped breathing.
Joe kept saying something to try to calm me down. I didn’t – couldn’t listen. I walked clumsily in a circle before collapsing on the ground.
When I awoke, Nicole had wrapped a towel around my wet form and bandages around my ear. Joe had gathered our armaments – the shotgun, my firearm with four bullets left in it, a fire ax, and Nicole’s knife. Joe, who still had Mason’s backpack, realized it contained Mason’s key card, which will give us access to the bottom level when we needed it.
I shared with them the information I’d obtained about the service entrance to B4 and then the painful news I’d heard about where Isha had been taken. Nicole was as furious as I expected. A sense of urgency drives each of us – to get Isha, to get Mason, and to get out.
My iPad, barely operating and with a crack in its screen, buzzed, and I quickly typed this update just in case my dad (should I say ‘the primary clone’?) still has the ability to cut off the air supply if I fail to do so. Don’t worry – there are no lies or omissions this time around. I hope, dad, that you can forgive that minor deviation from my otherwise thorough notes.
Nicole, Joe, and I are heading down for Mason and Isha. We will stop at nothing, and I recommend warning anyone else still present in Abernathy City to stay the hell out of our way.
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2020.09.25 14:36 VisibleConfusion69 Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc- If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act

Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc – If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act
Dear Steve,
On June 1, you shared a letter on Reddit’s blog “Remember the Human – Black Lives Matter”. In this letter, you claim “as Snoos, we do not tolerate hate, racism, and violence, and while we have work to do to fight these on our platform, our values are clear.”
As of today, neither you nor any other Reddit admins have shared this letter anywhere on reddit.com. However, the response to this message was swift on Twitter, where you were rightfully labeled as hypocritical based on your long and well-recorded history of defending racism and white supremacy on this site.
Among the many responses was this message from former CEO of Reddit, Ellen Pao.
I am obligated to call you out: You should have shut down the_donald instead of amplifying it and its hate, racism, and violence. So much of what is happening now lies at your feet. You don't get to say BLM when reddit nurtures and monetizes white supremacy and hate all day long
Many others shared links and screenshots of your past statements saying “Open racism and slurs are fine to post on Reddit”.
The problem of Reddit’s leadership supporting and providing a platform for racist users and hateful communities has long been an issue. Nearly six years ago, dozens of subreddits signed the original open letter to the Reddit admins calling for action. While the Reddit admins acknowledged the letter and said it was a high priority to address this issue, extremely little has been done in the intervening years.
On June 5, you shared this update on /Announcements, Upcoming changes to our content policy, our board, and where we’re going from here. In the post, you stated that there is a need for continued adjustments of Reddit’s content policy to address racism and that this remains a priority. These continued statements that you hear us, that this is a priority, or that you are working on it are not enough. It has been five years since your return as CEO and this still remains Reddit’s most glaring problem.
Steve, if you and Reddit genuinely care about the values of standing up to racism and hate, then you need to back it up with real action. As moderators on this website who have dedicated countless hours to keeping this site running, we call on Reddit to take the following steps:
At /AgainstHateSubreddits, we have laid out the many failures of Steve time and again to stand up to white supremacy on this site time and time and time again.
With a website with the impact of Reddit on the broader conversations being held in communities around the world, this website needs real leadership and real action.
We hope that Reddit will not just share empty platitudes — but will take a meaningful stand against hate, and take these recommendations to heart.
This letter is co-signed by more than 200 300 350 430 550 650 800 communities representing well over 200 hundreds of millions of subscribers:
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2020.09.25 00:27 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 24: 158 new cases, 215 recoveries, 1 death

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media appearance by Dr Deena Hinshaw. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability is next Monday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +158 17,190
Active cases 1,462 (-58)
Cases with "Unknown source" 273 (30.5%) in last 7 days (Change: -15 (-1.6%))
Tests +12,776 (~1.24% positive) 1,255,039
People tested +8,333 958,534 (~222,037/million)
Hospitalizations 58 (-1) 805 (+8)
ICU 14 (+1) 149 (+1)
Deaths +1 (1x 80+) 261
Recoveries +215 15,467
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 494 (+14) +3,020 384,803 +63 8,513 +1 124
Central 19 (-1) +881 80,918 +2 659 +0 7
Edmonton 773 (-48) +2,737 318,476 +78 4,649 +0 70
North 130 (-25) +1,158 93,068 +11 1,359 +0 35
South 40 (+2) +408 64,412 +4 1,813 +0 25
Unknown 5 (+0) +129 16,857 +0 39 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 7202 (+56) 436 (+11) 6655 (+44) 111 (+1)
Edmonton 4189 (+71) 683 (-46) 3439 (+117) 67 (+0)
Brooks 1132 (+0) 6 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 3 (+1) 549 (-1) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 394 (+2) 15 (-8) 366 (+10) 13 (+0)
Fort McMurray 243 (+9) 48 (+3) 194 (+6) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+0) 1 (-1) 166 (+1) 2 (+0)
Red Deer 107 (+0) 7 (-1) 100 (+1) 0
Cardston county 105 (+0) 2 (+0) 98 (+0) 5 (+0)
Grande Prairie 97 (-1) 5 (-1) 90 (+0) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 82 (+0) 9 (-1) 71 (+1) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 0 (Since Sept 21) 73 (+0) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 65 (+0) 4 (+0) 61 (+0) 0
Warner county 63 (+1) 1 (First since Sept 22) 61 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2709 (+20) 242 (-16) 2427 (+36) 40 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
County of Forty Mile No. 8 11 (+1)
Okotoks 12 (+3)
Foothills County 13 (-1)
Sherwood Park 15 (-1)
Sturgeon County 15 (+0)
Smoky Lake County 22 (-2)
St Albert 27 (-3)
County of Northern Lights (6 active) and County of Grande Prairie No. 1 (9) were removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
  • Vimy Ridge, Edmonton
  • Highlands School, Edmonton
  • Austin O'Brien, Edmonton
2-4 cases
  • Canyon Meadows School, Calgary
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary
  • Saddle Ridge School, Calgary
  • Apostles of Jesus, Calgary
  • St. Benedict School, Calgary (added today)
  • Centre High, Edmonton
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Holy Trinity, Edmonton
  • Parkview School
  • McNally School, Edmonton
  • Ecole Pere-Lacombe, Edmonton
  • Waverley School, Edmonton
  • Riverbend School, Edmonton
  • Harry Ainlay School, Edmonton (added today)
  • Bishop Savaryn, Edmonton (added today)
  • Louis St. Laurent, Edmonton (added today)
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
  • Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School, St Albert
  • Springfield Elementary School, Municipal District Of Peace No. 135
  • Holy Trinity High School, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • St. Gabriel School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo
  • Sister Mary Phillps Elementary School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo (added today)
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Abbottsfield
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Mill Woods S&E
  • Edmonton Mill Woods West
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton West Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County Of Forty Mile No. 8
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Sturgeon County
County of Northern Lights, Edmonton Duggan, and Edmonton Rutherford were removed from the "watch" classification today.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 31 (-1) 7 (+1)
Edmonton 21 (+0) 5 (+0)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 2 (+0) 2 (+0)
North 4 (+0) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw
Opioid Report
  • Many Albertans who use opioids face challenges and the pandemic has had dire impacts on their lives
  • In the first 6 months of 2020, 449 died from apparent unintentional opioid poisoning (301 between April and June)
  • Deaths rose during first few months of pandemic. Challenges were faced in accessing supports/service while increasing stress/anxiety/isolation occurred
  • 3,000+ emergency/urgent care visits related to opioid use between April and June
  • Other jurisdictions have seen similar trends
  • Covid protocol has been adjusted to ensure individuals who use drugs can access critical services (harm reduction to treatment to recovery)
  • Will continue to work to reduce the impact of Covid prevention measures on accessing services
  • Stresses that help is available and, if you use drugs, don't use them alone
  • "Ripple effects" of Covid is large and we need to balance Covid-19 and the impacts of the restrictions
Schools
  • 13 schools with alerts have had no transmission since
  • Active alerts/outbreaks (1+ cases) in 97 schools with 163 active cases in total (4% of schools)
  • 32 school outbreaks (2+ cases), 7 with likely transmission, 4 with 5+ cases
  • In school aged cases, weekly # of 5-19 year olds are most strongly trending with overall cases, with peak cases in age group matching peak cases in Alberta
  • Since school started, there has been a week-over-week decrease in cases for this age group despite increases in testing for this group
  • This isn't to minimize school safety, but to highlight importance of community transmission
Foothills
  • Death today was in Foothills
  • Foothills outbreak is concerning and AHS is moving quickly
  • 29 cases (17 patients), 3 deaths in total to date
  • AHS is testing and isolating with "significant precautions"
  • Multiple staff swabbing sites have been installed to increase staff testing on outbreak units. Staff on units are screened twice daily
  • Natural to ask if hospitals are at risk. AHS has moved quickly to protect
  • Stresses that policy is only part of the equation: we all must do our part
  • If you are sick, do not visit/enter a care facility and follow the public health measures "to the letter" while there
  • Recognizes the inconvenience and financial difficulty. Continues to advocate that employers support their employees whenever possible so they can stay home when sick...also recognizes that this can be difficult on employers
Thanksgiving
  • While we want to meet during Thanksgiving, we want to keep it safe
  • Keep it to a maximum 15 people outside your household
  • Have one person plate everyone's meals (or even pre-portion the meal)
Q&A - Second Wave
  • Do you agree with Trudeau's statement that we are in the second wave?: A "wave" implies we have no control over the transmission. Some provinces have determined what they call a wave. Doesn't think that's where Alberta is...case growth is growing but have been relatively stable. Waves are one possible future, as are "small ripples". Albertan's actions are going to decide which we see
  • Are targeted lockdowns being planned in the event of second wave?: It is an option (refers to "enhanced" category online)
Q&A - Covid Cases
  • Should we expect testing numbers to change with no more asymptomatic testing?: It hasn't impacted volume of testing to date. Seems too early to say
  • Why no new model?: Models do not predict future and, while a new model is in development, the overall question of "what we will see" in the fall is already publicly known
  • Is the outbreak in Hope Mission Shelter going to require an increase in distance between mats?: Yes, as per guidelines. Hasn't asked local colleague to ensure has occurred yet
  • Source for Foothills outbreak?: No further information
Q&A - Other
  • Officials in US/Canada are increasingly being personally targeted. Why is this happening? Are you?: Pandemic has caused suffering and health professionals become easy outlet for suffering. While receiving a lot of correspondence from Albertans (including personal and professional criticisms), hasn't received "hate mail or threats"
  • Do you think the harassment is tied to being a woman?: Difficult question to answer as she can only go with her own experience. May be interesting to discuss with male counterparts. Regardless, questions and criticism should be presented respectfully
  • You previously recommended supervised consumption sites for opioids. Are you still pressing for it?: Important to separate different bodies of work. Thinks that "broad spectrum of services" is important. Allocation of resources are policy decisions (defers to Ministers after this)
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Edmonton Northeast's active cases: 93 (-14)
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 104 (+1)
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2020.09.24 19:06 nextuser001 In depth Muzmatch (mainly) and online dating review

Now, this will be a non-positive review but I want to say, there are many genuine people on the app (muzmatch/MM) and many people do find someone sooner or later. But the overall theme of the app, for me, is bad. I’m a very analytical person and made a number of observations which I have not heard beforehand when I was reading around before deciding to use it.
I’m a guy. I used MM and also two dating sites. I used MM for 2 months. The following is not just for appearance but in terms of success/education and religiousness also; I’d describe myself as a solid 7/10 and easily 8/10 depending on the type of girl at the other end. I hate describing things in such a manner but for the sake of this review I will from time to time use this method as it’s hard to get the point across otherwise. This review will not be about me really, but I felt I should give my experience with the app/dating sites as I am writing a review.
I’ve had a several weeks where I had 1 match a week and several weeks where I had around a dozen matches a week. I live near a large western city. Based on our conversations, only 2 proceeded and I’m in touch with them and am seeing how it goes. And I have deleted the app and regret using it. For me, the process of finding someone was always, always about compatibility on a deeper level and thankfully there are people like that out there, but this app is DESIGNED to make it about competition.
Well look, dating is always going to be about competitiveness and comparisons, but I found dating sites in general and the app MM more so, to greatly accentuate these qualities. The real winners in this game are not the males/females looking for a relationship but the app and brand that is MM. Of course, many people do find love, someone compatible, and will continue to do so, but I’m speaking about the overall… aura and feel of the process. The app is specifically designed in a way to be addictive, to make you question your self-worth (both male and female) and draw out money from people.
The more competitive the apps/dating sites are, the more money they can draw out from people as the search for someone, turns into a race for someone.
The market in the online dating game is generally skewed towards having more males than females. This is especially the case in western apps like Tinder simply due to one glaringly huge reason: males who want casual sex. There are more men on MM but you’d have to be really dumb to use MM to hook up with people, it may even work but probably rare. I don’t know the stats but it’s fairly obvious in this day and age especially, 90%+ (rough estimate) on the app MM are looking for a relationship.
So why are there more men? Because that skews the whole playing field, statistically the are more or less similar number of Muslim males to females in the west. One reason is, the age range, men in the 20-35 age range are interested in women in the 20-25 age range (rough estimates), so even though in real life the stats are balanced, in the sites and apps there is more of a leniency towards younger women going for older men. Another reason is due to the how reserved our cultures are still towards women, so many Muslim women – their parents arrange something whereas for men, their parents arrange something for them but they are also most likely on the online playing field – something which many parents still might not be comfortable with for their Muslim daughters. There are likely other reasons, but these are the ones I picked up upon after reading around.
Why are the stats so important – well because it creates a negative feedback loop. Men sign up, message a few women, those women already have a ton of interest, the new men realize women can be picky, and they too start spamming likes or messages. And so that makes women even more picky because more men are interested etc etc.
Women aren’t cold, heartless, picky creatures by choice. Many a times I’ve read how picky women are on these sites/apps. Here’s the truth: they don’t have a choice; they are not in charge of that decision. It’s hard to take each man’s interest too seriously when you know for a fact that 80%< of them liked a hundred female profiles before you and probably will continue liking another 100 profiles after yours. Can you put yourself in their shoes and see how it’s hard not to not take men seriously once you realise that you are one of hundreds of likes? Again – this is a feature of the app, it creates a vapid, shallow playing field with these purposefully designed tricks – it is slightly better on dating websites because you generally have to send a message plus if it’s generic it’s obvious. But with the app you HAVE TO like or dislike, and so women on these apps open their app after the weekend and when they see 300 likes on their profile they can’t help but think… men are so ‘thirsty’ – I hate that word but again, words like that go hand in hand with apps like these. And then certain number of men will pay to like more profiles, to send more messages – again, the app is winning by creating competition and superficiality.
I know I’ve mentioned this before but I will again, someone might be reading this rather negative review but they found someone compatible – had a decent experience – I’m speaking about the overall process and what it is like for probably the majority of people.
Another point I have not seen before is, people always say, the vast majority being guys, that it effects the confidence, based on reading around it’s clear men aren’t happy with the amount of times the likes or messages are reciprocated. But confidence issues don’t just effect men but women also in a different way – all the females see all the male profiles, they see all the 9/10, 10/10 type guys (again, religiously, financially, physically or a combination) and they want that. They really do and it’s not pleasant when the guy isn't interested or loses interest. As those guys are also picky. So on many female profiles you will see ‘only serious people’ or ‘no time wasters’, this always makes me cringe because if this is a big issue all they are saying is that they generally like really high profile guys, who aren’t serious or just wasted their time – erm… they are speaking to other women and became disinterested. Same goes for guys, some guys do mention how people on these apps or sites aren’t serious – they are, most Muslims on Muslim dating apps, want to be in a relationship, they were obviously speaking to more than one person and only one person makes the cut. There are creeps as well who genuinely waste time or aren’t serious but let’s be honest most Muslims on Muslim dating apps above the ages of 23 especially, are looking for a partner.
Again, people aren’t vapid, people aren't so hyper focused on getting the best – these apps trigger these qualities. We weren’t evolutionary designed to scroll through a thousand different potential partners where you get 3 seconds to make a decision on each one. In real life, in real social settings, we are designed to talk with and meet one person at a time, and if we decided to meet them, we will likely spend some time talking. That’s natural, that’s genuine – of course this isn’t feasible in the western world where it’s hard to meet other potential Muslims. Women are picky on the dating sites and apps – but it’s like this. Pizza is delicious, when someone meets someone form the opposite sex of a similar age and similar interests, there’s chemistry, pizza is delicious. But if you have to choose between 400 different types of pizza, all of a sudden only certain types of pizza’s look appealing. I say this because a lot of guys especially on this reddit sub and in general forums take it to heart and don’t have the mental acuity to see that, it’s not that most women wouldn’t be interested in you as a person, it’s that they are not interested in your website or app profile because there are hundreds of others, it’s a highly unnatural way to genuinely make a connection – although of course it does happen and people do find the love of their life, the app certainly works.
I wanted to write this, precisely because I feel many people don’t understand that the dating experience online (app or site) is highly unpleasant but it’s due to the playing field and the rules and how it’s set up. There is nothing wrong with the vast majority of people who can’t find someone or develop a lower sense of self worth. My advice would be try and meet another Muslim in real life where you can make a more genuine connection right off the bat, or at least use matrimonial sites where you write out your whole profile and girls write out theirs, and instead of it being a competition, a match maker joins two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. I don't want to end on this because it sounds like an ad for matrimonial services hahaha XD, but seriously do anything, whatever else, just avoid the app, dating sites are slightly better but less Muslims.
This was a review, I don't personally want a discussion - other people can freely do so, if I said something that offended someone in some way, I'm sorry. Over and out.
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2020.09.24 09:39 AnonymouslyHere_876 I was abused and I am letting it all out today.

I am a 23Y, male with a past that I just don't like. I have had these stories with me for all my life and the first one even my parents don't know. I stumbled onto this subreddit from my main and I knew I had to post this here. I just wanted to let out my story, just because this seems the safest place to let out by having anonymity and free expression. Thanks to the founder, those who maintain this subreddit and those who express concern and extend support.
I have come to terms with my self and I feel this doesn't affect my mental state, but I know for a fact that this is what caused me to be immune to hurt, crying in the first place. These experiences have basically formed what I call my mentally stable self.
I feel I have everything sorted because I am so logical and I overthink everything to its "perfection". I feel I must lay this out because I want you to know what a bad childhood experience makes you.

  • First: *
I went to an all boys boarding school in grades 3 to 6. There was this dominant guy (lets say X) and he had his gang of the "alpha males", whom you could say who were the bullies of the class and they liked all the sports and all. I was kind of a timid person and was friends with all the class nerds who were into Pokemon and other stuff. I had one difference though: I, within a year after admission, became a sex toy for X and few of his friends.
Now, we lived in dorms and had a lot of beds in there. And although the beds were assigned by rollnumbers, groups of friends used to sleep in their 'territories'. Whenever it'd be lights out time at night and everyone would be asleep he would whistle or make some sound to call me to his bed. I had to take of my shorts, get under my bed and crawl to him. X's and his adjoining bed were set up in such a way that X could lie over the gap on his stomach with arms spread to balance him and have his penis hanging down towards me. I would then proceed to suck him off. He would moan and idk how no one ever heard him. He would slap me, use whatever abusive words he knew at the time. Some of the days he would call me up on his bed and under his blanket. He would then proceed to jerk me off, suck on me and lick me and grope like literally every where. We never had penetration thank god, but I have done to him like every other thing. I do (vividly) recall him ejaculating over my chest, in my mouth or in the pocket of my topwear night suit.
After I was done servicing him, I would be called upon by any of the 4 other boys who were allowed to 'enjoy' me once a week and on all holidays in case I stayed back, which was the case for most holidays of length 1-10days given that my parents were abroad. It seemed pointless to travel abroad only for a week.
Anyways, all this continued everyday, for the period of 3-4 years and ended on the night before last day of school. Everyone of the 5 guys used me like shit throughout that night and I remember my face, my hair, my hands and my backside being 100% wet from sperms and spit. They took turns and jerked off over me, then had me suck them, humped me between my butt cheeks and also, made me ejaculate a bunch of times, back to back. All this happened under and over their beds. Even though it was a tight space and we were clumsy I distinctly remember feeling afterwards that I had someone's penis somewhere on me the entire time. After we finished, we sneaked into the bathrooms. X and I got into the same stall and that was for the last time, that we did sexual stuff. He did everything to me, all over again. He washed me head to toe. He used soap to make mine and his penis smooth and get a better feeling when jerking off. We were, of course the last ones to leave and I slept, with a smile on my face this time because it was all over. He wasn't there to be seen the next day as parents flocked all over the campus. My parents arrived at lunch and I left with them..with X's last memory being with him naked and kneeling down infront of him as he ejaculated over my face.
I must mention, I was awarded the highest scholarship based on grade 4 exams, I also stayed in the top 5% percentage of the class, I was a member of the junior badminton team and part of the junior swimming team. I held good records in elocution and debate and I feel my academic was so good because I used to just study and get engaged with many many things so that I don't think about the stuff I gotta do at night. This may have been why he chose me, to feel above me i guess?
The sadder part is, by the time I left school, I had developed a stammer (which I have to this day. Its not extreme but I often get stuck on some words) and my scores in class 6 were only "satisfactory".
  • Second:*
This happened to me during the first and second years of UG college. I was part of a technical society where I spent most of my bachelor's. There was this other kid who had a better rank in entrance exam, he was the second topper of my branch and we just became good friends. Now I must say that I have been a 'childish' kid always. Like, I feel like I am not as mature as the other kids around me, given that I like really enjoy memes and am more into the funny than the serious. Anyways, we had a good friendship. Given that I found such a passion for the field, I like to keep up with the trends and try out various projects and whatnot. This guy, say Y, was the mature part of our friendship. Now that I think about it, he was a guy of rote learning and he just had a dominating personality. Anyways, by the second semester he seemed to have become obsessed by me. He wanted to know everything happening in my life, and I didn't feel that weird because well he was my best friend afterall and you just want to share, right? It slowly got to a point where he insisted I sleep in his room because we'd be doing projects till late at night and I agreed bcz I felt lazy to go back to my room which was one floor below his. I did say I was kinda childish right? So, I had developed a habit of being a lazy and too-carefree guy, so much so that I always had less than the required attendance and had to provide fake medical certificates to be eligible to sit fot exams. I developed a habit of being very very sleepy in mornings and in classes.
Now I am moving to second year, and I must say, I was a dumb dumb guy to choose him as my roommate. I'll skip to the day when I realised what A SHIT of a LIFE I had been living till then. I was in near fourth semester and one afternoon I woke up in a very very horny state and a feeling of a hand on my butt hole (I had been wearing clothes). While I was sleepy I saw Y standing there as if he is waking me up to go get something to eat. I was ofcourse sleepy and went back to sleep right then. I again woke up in like 10 or so minutes and saw Y wanking off on his bed. We locked eyes for a min and I immediately closed my eyes to avoid awkwardness and somehow even went off to sleep. Later in the evening I confronted him and asked him indirectly and politely if he was like touching me before? I made the phrasing somewhat like.."see i had a very realistic thing happen to me and I felt someone's hand on my behind. Now, it may be a dream..dont get offended okay..i am just asking did u like did u actually touch me before i caught u wanking?". I dont distinctly remember his immediate reaction which was definitely not same as the one that followed a few min. later. He ended up weeping and saying how i could even say shit like that to him and etc. Things ended with me believing that it was just a weird bad wet dream and he was just wanking off to porn.
Now around a week later, idk why but I suddenly woke up in the middle of the night and felt someone standing on my bed, and moving my blanket from over my stomach. I sleep with my full body inside the blanket and the person moved only the stomach area. It is here that I should have moved my blanket from over my face to see what was going on but at that moment I remember feeling blank like uhh what the actual fuck is going on..I didn't do anything. I just, laid still. The hand moved away my blanket and then my bedsheet. Then I felt both hands slide into my shorts which were pulled down to my knees by both hands along with my underpants. You must be thinking why I didn't react at all here. I didn't because I had thought that whoever that was would like choke me or kill me if I moved and they felt they were caught. They wanted me to be asleep and I pretended to be asleep. I agree and I hate my self for not taking action but I JUST DON'T KNOW WHY DIDN'T DO ANYTHING. I judge my self everyday and thats it.
Anyways, the guy removed my underwear and then thats it - I was naked, exposed to the chilly air under the fan. He proceeded to slide his hand onto my penis, he stroked it, and pulled and explored me like he knew what he what he was doing. He grabbed my flaccid penis with two fingers, and began stroking me up and down and up and down. He hadn't gotten a few strokes in when I came, so hard like I had never before. And mind you, I came without yet being erect. He had now made me cum onto my genital hair and cum was flowing down my body...He suddenly stood up, ripped a page from a notebook somewhere and wiped me off. What makes me hate the human body is that despite being used and feeling disgusted, I enjoyed that orgasm. After wiping me, he massaged my penis, my balls with such expertise and tenderness that I got erect in a few seconds. He then sat down and then bent in between my feet, pulled my penis so that it pointed towards his mouth, his lips touched and he pulled at my foreskin, and began licking ever so slowly, but steadily. In some time I was engulfed, all of my 8 inches in his throat. That guy, now had one of his hand on my right nipple and one of the other (idk how, but it was lubricated) circling by butthole. He slid the tip of his finger and it went in and I tightened and was at the very peak of being horny. I had never experienced this level of eroticism and I had never inserted anything up my butt. I had never woken up horny and have someone service me so this entirely new thing just made me horny and equally scared. I had watched some good porn before but never did feel such a level of.."oohh gaawdd". It was then that I ejaculated, and kept doing so for like a long long time. I remember I started literally crying loudly out of the disgust as I let out stream after stream into his throat. He was startled with my crying sound and moved his head away..but I kept on going still for a few more streams of sperm. He then stood up and ran into his bed (yes, into the one adjacent to me). I laid there as my horniness subsided, and still crying, I exlaimed I just said to him you motherfucker, you are dead to me.
I woke up, went into the bathroom and had a shower (3AM) and just ran up to another good friend's room who became my best friend and genuine life support till date. I cried for like an hour that day, because: I was betrayed by my best friend, I had a flashback of my time at boarding school and that I somehow enjoyed the orgasm for that guy and didn't stop him at all. I felt I should have beaten him up or done something...but I didn't. I told my friend whatever happened and he told me to get some rest and all. I laid down but didn't sleep. Got up from bed at 6AM and called my father and told him over the phone. As the day started, Y came up to where I was. He was crying and all apologetic. My friend asked him to fuck off and that was it. I remember having a hammer in my hand and in case he came close to me I was determined to murder him right then and there. I however didnt. My father was with me by the next evening and I moved out of my old room, and into my friend's. He did try to coax me into friendship and get me back into the room but I had moved on.
When I thought about it, I then began to realise that he used to do this to me the entirety of third semester, and it may have started in the second/first semester when he started asking me to sleep in his room. He must have somehow found that I am a deep sleeper and well...This guy was the reason that I, a punctual kid became a guy who felt sleepy all day and missed his classes.
Well its been two years and I now sleep very light. I have become very, very aware of my surroundings and have days where I wake up crying. I feel insecure in relationships but yes, I am slowly and slowly outgrowing this thing.
I have one question..What exactly is the thing that drew these guys towards me? It can't be because I am good in academics and extracurricular. I just don't know and that's what scares me to this day.
Furthermore, I am a male and I feel we are supposed to not be so expressive and shit. But see, I don't care now. I have decided in last couple of years that I will do whatever I want. I have decided that if I experience any more of these exploits, I will make sure to leave that person neutered. I don't care if I get beaten up, I will not hesitate and not stop till I beat that person's face, till I fracture their limbs and till, I personally neuter them.
PS: I read the entire thing again and yes, I have expressed the sexual part in great detail but hey, I don't care. I wrote what I saw and experienced.
PPS: In case you recognize who I am and think that you wanna talk to me about it, please DONT. I am writing this here to be anonymous. (this is a stretch, but I feel this is important)
PPPS: I don't know if this is actually the right place for this amd I don't know if you will believe such a thing can happen...but it did happen and I know it did.
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2020.09.24 06:28 memesandcommunism LETTER TO REDDIT CEO

Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc– If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act
Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc – If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act
Dear Steve,
On June 1, you shared a letter on Reddit’s blog “Remember the Human – Black Lives Matter”. In this letter, you claim “as Snoos, we do not tolerate hate, racism, and violence, and while we have work to do to fight these on our platform, our values are clear.”
As of today, neither you nor any other Reddit admins have shared this letter anywhere on reddit.com. However, the response to this message was swift on Twitter, where you were rightfully labeled as hypocritical based on your long and well-recorded history of defending racism and white supremacy on this site.
Among the many responses was this message from former CEO of Reddit, Ellen Pao.
I am obligated to call you out: You should have shut down the_donald instead of amplifying it and its hate, racism, and violence. So much of what is happening now lies at your feet. You don't get to say BLM when reddit nurtures and monetizes white supremacy and hate all day long
Many others shared links and screenshots of your past statements saying “Open racism and slurs are fine to post on Reddit”.
The problem of Reddit’s leadership supporting and providing a platform for racist users and hateful communities has long been an issue. Nearly six years ago, dozens of subreddits signed the original open letter to the Reddit admins calling for action. While the Reddit admins acknowledged the letter and said it was a high priority to address this issue, extremely little has been done in the intervening years.
On June 5, you shared this update on /Announcements, Upcoming changes to our content policy, our board, and where we’re going from here. In the post, you stated that there is a need for continued adjustments of Reddit’s content policy to address racism and that this remains a priority. These continued statements that you hear us, that this is a priority, or that you are working on it are not enough. It has been five years since your return as CEO and this still remains Reddit’s most glaring problem.
Steve, if you and Reddit genuinely care about the values of standing up to racism and hate, then you need to back it up with real action. As moderators on this website who have dedicated countless hours to keeping this site running, we call on Reddit to take the following steps:
At /AgainstHateSubreddits, we have laid out the many failures of Steve time and again to stand up to white supremacy on this site time and time and time again.
With a website with the impact of Reddit on the broader conversations being held in communities around the world, this website needs real leadership and real action.
We hope that Reddit will not just share empty platitudes — but will take a meaningful stand against hate, and take these recommendations to heart.
This letter is co-signed by more than 200 300 350 430 550 650 800 communities representing well over 200 hundreds of millions of subscribers:
If your subreddit is not listed and would like to sign on, please leave a comment below
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2020.09.23 22:40 CyrilDPP [M4F] [Rule 34/R34] Prompt Dump

This prompt is always open.
Rule 34 is pretty much the best. There’s so many interesting character designs and personalities across so many forms of media, and pretty much everyone has a few fictional crushes. This prompt set is for people who are connoisseurs of digital eye candy.
I’m over 18, and expect all applicants to be the same. I also expect all involved characters to be over the age of eighteen, so canon will have to be shifted on a case-by-case basis. Each of my prompts that deal with characters who are canonically underage includes a brief adjustment the setting to make as much sense as possible while still maintaining close approximations of context-- high school students become university students, etcetera.
Here’s my kinklist, to get it on the table early. Nothing on there is an absolute must, and there’s a whole lotta ‘like’ and ‘favorite’. A lot of my prompts below are leaning more towards vanilla than hard kinks, but that’s for accessibility. If you like to get freaky, seriously, take a look at the kinklist. I probably like something that you also do, even if you don’t see it in a prompt. Let me know, we can discuss it.
First up, the prompt ideas themselves. These are general ideas that can be adjusted and discussed. I’m also open to much more, really; please feel free to suggest and I will always entertain and respond.
Canon-(ish) (preferred): We stay inside the lore and universe of the game. Whether this is a canon romance happening, an OC hooking up with a canon character, a branch off where two characters who didn’t hook up in the source material end up as an item, or a bad end that shows what happens to the hero(es) after failing in their quest… it takes place in the universe the characters are familiar with. Almost all of the prompt suggestions below fit this bill. Please note that SPOILERS will be in some of my suggestions, and thus I’ve chosen to hide them behind a spoiler tag to make sure I don’t ruin the games/anime for anyone.
Modern AU: The characters from the in-universe end up in, well, ours. Whether through a portal, or just adjusting their world so that it happens in ours, the character or characters of our story live in the world we know and love. They go to restaurants and movies, hit up bars, use Tinder… whatever normal, well-adjusted people in this world do.
Cosplayer: A girl who really likes the design and/or personality of a character tries going as them to a convention. This leads to lots of attention from lots of guys, at least one of whom she ends up interested in enough to play around with.
Next, the fandoms that I’m actively interested in, alphabetized because I’m a madman. I’m gradually adding examples of in-universe ideas for each and adding fandoms as I go, and I’d be happy to play out those examples if someone is interested, but otherwise they’re just suggestions to outline the kind of scenes I have in mind. Some of them are sweet, romantic endeavors between characters both established and original. Some of them are significantly more hardcore. I’m pretty down for either, to be honest. They’re just a sample of some of my ideas,so you know I'm actually serious. You might notice that some of them are F4F-- I'm totally down for playing a girl or futa alongside another girl or futa.
Please note that both of the below lists are far from complete. If there’s something rule 34 that you’re interested in playing, let me know. Adding to my pool of prompts is always fun. If I know the source material well enough that I could even decently pull it off, I’m sure we can arrange something.

Games

.hack//G.U.

Celeste

Danganronpa

Dark Souls/Bloodborne

Devil May Cry

Doki Doki Literature Club

Final Fantasy

Fire Emblem

Katawa Shoujo

Legend of Zelda

Monster Hunter

NieNier Automata

Octopath Traveler

Overwatch

Persona

Pokemon

Shantae

Skullgirls

Smash Bros.

Tales series (Tales of Vesperia, Tales of the Abyss, etc)

Anime

Ancient Magus Bride

Fate

Fullmetal Alchemist

Konosuba

My Next Life as a Villainess

Ouran Host Club

Re:zero

Steins;Gate

That Time I was Reincarnated as a Slime

I prefer about two paras per post, ish, but I can adjust-- typically no less than one para and no more than three on the average. I play on Discord primarily, but Reddit PMs are fine if that’s more comfortable for you. Let me know if you’re interested, I try to reply to every message I get. Thank you for reading, hope you see something you like!
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2020.09.23 20:52 LitaShieldsneedshelp Need some insight on partner sharing

I (F 33) have been in a long distance FWB relationship for about a year with a really good friend (M 35). There's emotions but outside considerations that keep it from being dating. Its not agreed on that we're exclusive but that's how it's played out so far.
He expressed to me shortly after we started sleeping together that one of his fantasies was to see me get fucked by other people/group sex. I wasn't put off by the idea of a threesome but not super enthusiastic (and I didn't entirely understand my own hesitation but I'll get to that), and it's come up a few times since with once or twice he suggested that if there was anyone local to me who might fit the bill. TBH while I'm open to group play on a once in a while basis, I'm a very one person at a time kinda gal - so I wasn't messing around with anyone and I don't have friends I'd be interested in banging. And I let him know that the logistics weren't there, but I'd be open to something if they were. Cause threesome's don't just grow on trees lol
Fast forward through COVID and I'm pretty sure we've both caught feels. I know now my initial hesitation was I don't understand him not just being ok watching me fuck someone else but that being the whole point? And he's always framed it as what I want. Male or female, and the female option was given because I'm bi. He wants to watch me get fucked and/or fuck me with someone else. The way he talks about it always puts the focus on me, and it took me a little while to realize that.
So I'm trying to wrap my head around how that works. When I've asked him, he doesn't seem to know how to articulate it himself. I'm not opposed to it and honestly a MFM is squarely in my fantasy comfort zone - but I'm struggling with understanding what he gets out of it and not getting in my feelings about him being ok watching someone else touch me. I know it's a very ingrained societal reaction. The other side of it is I'm a service switch with domesticity/possession kinks (name on my ass in sharpie, that sort of thing) I really want to figure this out so I know if it's something I'm comfortable with, and part of that is understanding the possible why behind it.
Thank you for getting through the wall of text, and please no judging or asshole comments.
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2020.09.23 20:00 mashumba-270 How do I [27m] get the LOML [27f] back when we had initially broken up and were trying to work things out then I fucked up by lying about sleeping with another woman [29f escort] during our break up when I didn’t need to lie???

Guys it’s a really fucked up situation I find myself in, so grab your popcorn and get ready for story time. I first met this beautiful girl [27f] just over 4 years ago. She was stunning,and my feelings grew to her so quickly. We got together, and I was the happiest man alive, but maybe I just didn’t show it well enough. She was my peace, she calmed me and she knew how to love me in all the love languages that make me the man I am including quality and acts of service this girl was everything.
PAY ATTENTION HERE... Fast forward to around 1.5 years into the relationship, she caught me messaging some escorts that I had been introduced to by work colleagues (fucked up I know) at that time I was working for one of the Big 4 so I am sorry but from my experience drugs, alcohol abuse and sex are just a norm...it’s work hard play hard. Anyway she was hurt, but we were on holiday when she found these messages on my phone, the reality is I actually had no intention of doing anything I was just very curious to find out so I had asked them about prices etc because I was just really curious and never proceeded to do anything. Long story short on this part, we moved on from it but perhaps we didn’t iron it out or go into detail about it as were were on holiday and I thought we had moved on. I think she may have come across this again, but during another time but I had done it all at the same time so it wasn’t a repeat offence it was simply her finding out about another 2 escorts I had messaged on Instagram at a later date...trash I know l, but I have to be honest about everything in order to get the best advice and own up to my mistakes.
We then continued our relationship, we were thriving and I was always content with her she gave me her all. She wasn’t perfect don’t get me wrong but that’s reality we are all imperfect but we do try, and in her case it was nowhere near anything I had done just some minor hiccups.
Fast forward to last year, we broke up. She cited differences in our paths and where we were in life. I am reasonably successful and have done pretty well career wise so I am grateful. She wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to pursue and she was going through a tough time and felt I didn’t supper her emotionally, which I admit. It was tough, and I had lost the love of my life (LOML), I didn’t think I would ever be able to move on.
During our break up we didn’t talk for a few months and then we slowly began to talk again when I reached out to her and meeting up towards the end of last year and beginning of this year. I really wanted her back and I really cared about her.
KEY PART SO PAY ATTENTION HERE AGAIN... During the month of ~October last year I slept with an escort who I had met. Me and my ex were not taking at the time and I didn’t think we had a chance I thought we were done. Me and the escort became friends along with some of her mother friends both male and female (not all escorts). I slept with this woman 3 times, once for consideration and the other 2 for no consideration as we had become “friends with benefits” so to call it. This was the lowest point of my life, I didn’t know how I got here, my head was gone and torn from splitting with who I thought I would never split with. I don’t know how I let this happen. But I accepted it and I moved on.
I was getting therapy at this time, I had a lot of issues around my anger, the neglect and reject I felt from never meeting my biological father and I finally accepted I was addicted to pornography, I found my place with God again after this had happened which I ironed out and I managed to get my head straight again and found my place with God.
With the above in mind, I stayed friends with the escort and we would chat sometimes where on FaceTime her and the other friends I had become friends with would just chat, it was no longer a friends with benefits thing at all. We continued to chat even until this year as much as 2/3 months ago but we would chat maybe once every month just to catch up because we were just cool.
NOW TO THE RECENT EVENTS KEY KEY PART... Before went away on holiday recently I wanted to tell her what had happened during our break up, specifically that I had slept with an escort, so I asked her in the home she would say she has slept with someone else and then I would admit I did too which was fine as we were not together, but she said not and immediately I got scared that if I said yes she would be hurt and decide to cut things off and not work out getting back together. So what did I do? I lied and I said I didn’t sleep with anyone...bit mistake. She said okay and we carried on fine.
We went away recently, had a great time and got to spend some time together. But during our holiday she went through my phone and messages. She then saw the messages messages with the escort, and unfortunately I had said things like I’ll cone over but it was to hang out nothing more and she will obviously not believe that that was true. She saw images where the escort had sent pics of her friends trying to her me to come over and I had even said I am never coming there again. So, as you can see, I asked her about sleeping with someone else, she said no, I lied, and then she found I lied and worst of all with an escort, which took us right back to the curiosities I had had when she caught me messaging escorts ~2.5 years before that.
WHERE WE ARE NOW We got back from our holidays and she decided to end things and not pursue getting back together. She cited that I have a problem with escorts and she finds it hard to trust me. She worries too much and our trust is broken. She loves me, but love is not enough.
Now I know you may think I am trash and I own up to my mistakes. But I had genuinely changed and I had got over all this escort stuff and was moving on with my life. But she struggled to see that as believe that. I am devastated she has decided to not work things out, and I am truly hurt that I may have lost the LOML forever.
TL;DR! , what can I do and how can I get her back? I have been honest ask I can get the best advice with no prejudice.
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2020.09.23 19:27 mashumba-270 How do I [27m] get the LOML [27f] back when we had initially broken up and were trying to work things out then I fucked up by lying about sleeping with another woman [29f escort] during our break up when I didn’t need to lie???

Guys it’s a really fucked up situation I find myself in, so grab your popcorn and get ready for story time. I first met this beautiful girl [27f] just over 4 years ago. She was stunning,and my feelings grew to her so quickly. We got together, and I was the happiest man alive, but maybe I just didn’t show it well enough. She was my peace, she calmed me and she knew how to love me in all the love languages that make me the man I am including quality and acts of service this girl was everything.
PAY ATTENTION HERE... Fast forward to around 1.5 years into the relationship, she caught me messaging some escorts that I had been introduced to by work colleagues (fucked up I know) at that time I was working for one of the Big 4 so I am sorry but from my experience drugs, alcohol abuse and sex are just a norm...it’s work hard play hard. Anyway she was hurt, but we were on holiday when she found these messages on my phone, the reality is I actually had no intention of doing anything I was just very curious to find out so I had asked them about prices etc because I was just really curious and never proceeded to do anything. Long story short on this part, we moved on from it but perhaps we didn’t iron it out or go into detail about it as were were on holiday and I thought we had moved on. I think she may have come across this again, but during another time but I had done it all at the same time so it wasn’t a repeat offence it was simply her finding out about another 2 escorts I had messaged on Instagram at a later date...trash I know l, but I have to be honest about everything in order to get the best advice and own up to my mistakes.
We then continued our relationship, we were thriving and I was always content with her she gave me her all. She wasn’t perfect don’t get me wrong but that’s reality we are all imperfect but we do try, and in her case it was nowhere near anything I had done just some minor hiccups.
Fast forward to last year, we broke up. She cited differences in our paths and where we were in life. I am reasonably successful and have done pretty well career wise so I am grateful. She wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to pursue and she was going through a tough time and felt I didn’t supper her emotionally, which I admit. It was tough, and I had lost the love of my life (LOML), I didn’t think I would ever be able to move on.
During our break up we didn’t talk for a few months and then we slowly began to talk again when I reached out to her and meeting up towards the end of last year and beginning of this year. I really wanted her back and I really cared about her.
KEY PART SO PAY ATTENTION HERE AGAIN... During the month of ~October last year I slept with an escort who I had met. Me and my ex were not taking at the time and I didn’t think we had a chance I thought we were done. Me and the escort became friends along with some of her mother friends both male and female (not all escorts). I slept with this woman 3 times, once for consideration and the other 2 for no consideration as we had become “friends with benefits” so to call it. This was the lowest point of my life, I didn’t know how I got here, my head was gone and torn from splitting with who I thought I would never split with. I don’t know how I let this happen. But I accepted it and I moved on.
I was getting therapy at this time, I had a lot of issues around my anger, the neglect and reject I felt from never meeting my biological father and I finally accepted I was addicted to pornography, I found my place with God again after this had happened which I ironed out and I managed to get my head straight again and found my place with God.
With the above in mind, I stayed friends with the escort and we would chat sometimes where on FaceTime her and the other friends I had become friends with would just chat, it was no longer a friends with benefits thing at all. We continued to chat even until this year as much as 2/3 months ago but we would chat maybe once every month just to catch up because we were just cool.
NOW TO THE RECENT EVENTS KEY KEY PART... Before went away on holiday recently I wanted to tell her what had happened during our break up, specifically that I had slept with an escort, so I asked her in the home she would say she has slept with someone else and then I would admit I did too which was fine as we were not together, but she said not and immediately I got scared that if I said yes she would be hurt and decide to cut things off and not work out getting back together. So what did I do? I lied and I said I didn’t sleep with anyone...bit mistake. She said okay and we carried on fine.
We went away recently, had a great time and got to spend some time together. But during our holiday she went through my phone and messages. She then saw the messages messages with the escort, and unfortunately I had said things like I’ll cone over but it was to hang out nothing more and she will obviously not believe that that was true. She saw images where the escort had sent pics of her friends trying to her me to come over and I had even said I am never coming there again. So, as you can see, I asked her about sleeping with someone else, she said no, I lied, and then she found I lied and worst of all with an escort, which took us right back to the curiosities I had had when she caught me messaging escorts ~2.5 years before that.
WHERE WE ARE NOW We got back from our holidays and she decided to end things and not pursue getting back together. She cited that I have a problem with escorts and she finds it hard to trust me. She worries too much and our trust is broken. She loves me, but love is not enough.
Now I know you may think I am trash and I own up to my mistakes. But I had genuinely changed and I had got over all this escort stuff and was moving on with my life. But she struggled to see that as believe that. I am devastated she has decided to not work things out, and I am truly hurt that I may have lost the LOML forever.
So Reddit, what can I do and how can I get her back? I have been honest ask I can get the best advice with no prejudice.
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2020.09.23 13:00 cincbus Introducing: The Danish Royal Family

Royal Family Instagram https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?hl=en
Queen Margrethe II (b. 1940)
Margrethe is the Queen of Denmark, the supreme authority of the Church of Denmark, and the Commander-in-Chief of the Danish Defense. She takes no part in party politics and does not express any political opinions. She has the right to vote however chooses not to exercise that privilege.
She became heir presumptive to her father in 1953 when a constitutional amendment allowed women to inherit the throne. When it became clear that Queen Ingrid would have no more children (they had 3 girls), her father capitalized on his popularity to begin the constitutional change in 1947. She became Queen when her father, King Frederick IX, died in 1972. She is the first female monarch of Denmark since Margrethe I (1375-1412).
Interesting Facts:
Lord of the Rings Illustrations
Making animal costumes
An interesting article
Her famous raincoat
Check out the latest official portrait of Margrethe, released 9/21/20, to mark her 80th birthday.
Marriage:
Henrik, Prince Consort (1934-2018)
Born Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat
He met Princess Margrethe, who was studying at the London School of Economics, while working at the French Embassy. They dated for a year before Henrik proposed.
Interesting Facts:
Henrik became the first male consort in Danish history. This meant there were no clear descriptions of his duties and he struggled with this throughout his life. He felt frustration with his lesser title and lack of recognition, and was public with his frustrations that his title put him on the same level as his sons and grandsons.
In 2002, he left Denmark for France after his son, the Crown Prince, was made the host of a reception in the absence of Queen Margrethe. "For many years I have been Denmark's number two," he said. "I've been satisfied with that role, but I don't want to be relegated to number three after so many years." Henrik "fled" Denmark to reflect on his status in the Danish Royal Family. Queen Margrethe flew to France to meet her husband. After three weeks he returned to Denmark.
In 2008, Queen Margrethe conferred the new Danish title “Count of Monpezat” to both of her sons and made it hereditary for their male-line descendants, both male and female, as a nod to her husband.
In 2015, it was announced that Henrik would conclude his official duties on January 1, 2016. In April of 2016, Henrik renounced the title of Prince Consort, and in 2017 publicly announced he refused to be buried next to his wife in Roskilde Cathedral, where Danish royals have been buried since 1559.
"It is no secret that the Prince for many years has been unhappy with his role and the title he has been awarded in the Danish monarchy. This discontent has grown more and more in recent years," the Royal Danish House's director of communications told tabloid BT, in a quote verified and translated by Reuters.
"For the Prince, the decision not to buried beside the Queen is the natural consequence of not having been treated equally to his spouse - by not having the title and role he has desired," the spokesperson told the wire service.
Henrik was diagnosed with dementia in 2017 and died in 2018 after complications from a lung infection.
Though Henrik often struggled with his title as Prince rather than as King, their match was still a love match. In fact, prior to his death, he arranged a tribute to Daisy during his funeral. Read about it here.
Crown Prince Frederik (b. 1968)
Full title: Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat. Danish Kings alternate between being named Frederik and Christian (you'll see his eldest son is named Christian).
Full Name: Frederik André Henrik Christian
Interesting Facts:
See a video of Fred and Mary on a visit to America
There was a recent documentary of Fred titled "My Way". See a trailer here. I can't seem to find a link to the entire thing so someone help a girl out!
Marriage:
Fred met Australian Mary Elizabeth Donaldson at a Sydney bar (Slip Inn) during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. They started a year-long relationship with Frederik making secret trips to Australia, and in 2001 Mary moved to Denmark. They were married in 2004.
Watch their wedding here. Fred notably cried as his wife walked down the aisle
Deep dive into Mary's dress here
From 2018 – Mary gave one of my all-time favorite (emotional!) speeches as a tribute to her husband on his 50th birthday . Watch here
Crown Princess Mary (b. 1972)
Mary was born the youngest of four children to Scottish parents. She grew up primarily in Tasmania and after graduating from college worked in advertising in Melbourne and Sydney.
Interesting Facts
Mary has been open about her “Princess Training”. She has talked about her struggles in interviews to become fluent in Danish, which has a reputation as one of the hardest to learn due to its eclectic-sounding consonants, hard and guttural sounds and plethora of vowels. She had months of intensive lessons to learn the language.
She enrolled in a $1195 course at Starquest Studios in Double Bay, run by style consultant and actor Teresa Page. The training included instructions on how to relate to other people, how to walk into a room, how to socialize, and how to perform in front of the camera.
She reportedly hired hair and make-up artist Soren Hedegaard to help polish her look in the lead up to her royal wedding, and hired Danish stylist Anja Camilla Alajdi to consult on her fashion choices.
Mary also had to be schooled in Danish society, politics, history and language. Per Thornit was tasked with Mary's royal transition through his role as chief-of-court. He was instrumental in her understanding of Danish political life, taking her to meetings with the Prime Minister, key public servants and other important leaders. Thornit was also helpful in preparing Mary for the finer points of being a princess – including how to accept a bouquet in public and when to discreetly pass it on.
Fred and Mary have 4 children:
Prince Christian (b. 2005)
Princess Isabella (b. 2007)
Prince Vincent (b. 2011) *Twins
Princess Josephine (b. 2011 ) *Twins
Prince Joachim (b. 1969)
Has studied economics, and speaks Danish, French, English, and German. Is currently living in France with his family to attend a military educational program at Ecole Militaire. Earlier in June 2020 the Danish Secretary of Defense appointed the Prince to Brigadier General due to his new acquired educational merits at École Militaire. He was subsequently appointed to Military Attaché at the Royal Danish Embassy in Paris, France for the next three years by the Danish Ministry of Defense. The Prince will commence his new position 1 September 2020.
In July of 2020 was admitted to Toulouse Hospital for a blood clot in his brain. He is currently recovering in France.
In a recent interview Princess Marie, his current wife, was asked about their happiness in France. She indicated that the move “was not their choice”.
Joachim is sometimes known for being a party-prince, and his stay in Paris has raised the eyebrows of some Danes. In the French city, he's said to have no royal responsibilities and is still enjoying a handsome wage – believed to be $834,000 a year – from the Amalienborg Palace’s purse.
First Marriage:
Married Alexandra Manley, a Hong Kong-born sales and marketing executive in 1995. The two met at a dinner party in Hong Kong in 1994 and kept their relationship a secret. They divorced in 2005, however by all accounts have an amicable relationship. Alexandra often attends family events with Joachim and his current wife, Marie, and is included in family pictures if her two children are involved.
Alexandra was gifted a tiara for her wedding and got to keep it after her divorce. It’s one of my favorites.
A popular Copenhagen tabloid had this to say about their divorce: 'It appears Joachim had become ... a party prince with a passion for loud music, strong drink and attractive female company,' Ekstra Bladet reported.
They have two children together:
Read their engagement interview
Their wedding
Second Marriage:
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie met while Joachim was still married to his first wife, Countess Alexandra. They were invited to a dinner and, being the only two French-speaking people invited, their host introduced them. Their romance, however, started much later. They were married in 2008. They have two children together.
Watch their engagement interview
Watch a documentary in English where Marie talks about her life in Denmark
It is reported that there could *possibly* be tension between Joachim’s first and second wives. You can see an article/video here and decide for yourself
Alexandra Manley, Countess of Frederiksborg (b. 1964) (1st wife of Joachim)
Alexandra was born in Hong Kong, the eldest of three daughters. She met Joachim at a party in Hong Kong where he was working for a Danish shipping company.
Alexandra became popular with the Danish people. Known for her fashion sense and charity work, she was dubbed the Diana of the North. She is a native English and German speaker (through her father and mother, respectively), and her fluency in German helped her pick up the Danish language quickly. Within a few months she spoke it nearly without accent, which further endeared her to the Danes.
She and Joachim divorced in 2005 however she was allowed to keep her title. She has been remarried and divorced once since.
Princess Marie (b. 1976) (2nd wife of Joachim)
Marie was born in France, the only child of wealthy parents.
A self-sufficient woman, Marie had held jobs in PR and advertising before landing a gig as an executive secretary in ING Numismatic Group SA, where she worked until her engagement to Joachim.
The Dowager Princess of Sayn-Wittenstein-Berleburg, Princess Benedikte of Denmark (b. 1944)
Often represents her elder sister at official or semi-official events. She married Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and has 3 children. The couple met at the wedding of Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and Claus von Amsberg the previous year. Benedikte was there representing her father, King Frederik IX of Denmark, and Richard was a close friend of the groom.
She and her two sisters are extremely close. Since her wedding, Princess Benedikte has divided her time between her marital home at Berleburg Castle, Germany, and Denmark, where she keeps residence at Christian VIII’s Palace in the Amalienborg Complex. Her Royal Highness has also acted as Assistant Regent of Denmark in the absence of her sister, the Queen, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim.
See info from their wedding
The Queen of the Hellenes, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (b. 1946)
We’ll have a separate thread for the Greek Monarchy so I will keep this description short. Anne-Marie is the youngest daughter of King Frederick of Denmark and sister to the current Queen. She married King Constantine II of Greece in 1964.
The Greek monarchy is now defunct. Queen AM and her family retain their titles out of courtesy and lived primarily in London after the downfall of the monarchy, though they have since moved back to Greece. She often appears at events with her eldest sister, the Queen, in Denmark.
New Year's Eve Ball
One of my favorite events of the year, the Danish Royals host a NYE ball for government officials and parliamentarians.
Take a look from 2020 or deep dive into prior years for a tiara-fest. Evening gowns, tiaras, furs, oh my!
Jewels
See an overview of their tiaras here
Read a previous RoyalGossip thread on their tiaras here
Fashion
Crown Princess Mary is known as a fashion icon around the world. Feel free to post your favorite outfits of hers below. Personal note - I think she KILLS the evening gown game.
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2020.09.23 00:18 thatforensicgirl Today Is Going To Be Visual: The Story Of Mark O. Barton's Surreal Killing Spree

Today Is Going To Be Visual: The Story Of Mark O. Barton's Surreal Killing Spree

Background, family life, and early troubles

Mark O. Barton
Mark Orrin Barton was born on April 2, 1955, in Stockbridge, Georgia. He was later raised in South Carolina and grew up as an only child.
Despite an ongoing drug habit that plagued him as a teenager, Barton was able to attend Clemson University, and then the University of South Carolina, where he graduated in 1979 with a degree in chemistry. Barton then moved back to Georgia, residing in Atlanta, and married his longtime sweetheart, Debra Spivey.
Their first child, a son named Matthew, was born in 1988. Their daughter, Michelle, came along in 1991. The Bartons were an average suburban family; Debra got along just fine with most people that she met and she adored being a mother, while Mark was on his way to becoming a successful chemist. Eventually, Barton's employer required him and his family to move to Alabama.
One of the first issues that came to light regarding Mark Barton was his seemingly out-of-the-blue paranoia. Acquaintances believed that the move to Alabama had riddled him with anxiety; he was in a new place, working around strangers, and had no nearby friends or immediate family to contact. This paranoia led him to distrust Debra. On several occasions, he accused her of cheating and threatened to take the kids away. Debra relented and soon ignored his accusations altogether. She reportedly told her parents that she was looking into divorce lawyers, and one friend recalls that Debra mentioned how Mark was physically abusive.
Around this time, Mark Barton had also gotten into trouble with his place of employment. His behavior and poor performance led to him being fired. One night, he broke into the building to sabotage computer data, resulting in him being arrested for burglary. Though he served a short jail sentence, the company declined to pursue further charges as long as Barton stayed away from his boss and limited contact with his former co-workers. This event drove the couple further apart. Bill Spivey, Debra's father, said that, during a phone call, his daughter casually mentioned how "it's a good day" when "Mark doesn't speak to [her]." They eventually refused to sleep in the same bed, with Mark choosing the couch.
One evening, Debra turned the tables on her husband, accusing him of being the unfaithful one. Her suspicions turned out to be true since Mark was, in fact, cheating. He had secretly been dating Leigh Ann Vandiver, a 20-year-old secretary. Vandiver was well-aware that Barton was married and had children, but it didn't stop their affair. Apparently a divorce was also on Mark's radar, and Leigh Ann didn't mind waiting. Her sister, Dana Reeves, expressed concern and chastised her.
"There were several times when I asked [Leigh Ann], 'How well do you know him?' and she would hesitate. When I found out that he was a married man, I was critical of her judgment."
But nothing swayed Leigh Ann's actions. She, too, was caught in a seemingly loveless marriage. She and David Lang had been high school sweethearts. While her family thought it was a match made in Heaven, Leigh Ann had a completely different viewpoint; they had rushed into things and, several months later, she realized that she wanted to be with someone else.
Mark continued to give Leigh Ann empty promises, so she stayed by his side.

1993 double homicide

Debra Barton and her mother, Eloise Spivey
Debra Barton and her mother, Eloise Spivey, had made plans for Labor Day Weekend. They rented a caravan at the Riverside Campground in Cedar Bluff, Alabama while leaving Mark in Atlanta with the kids. The two were last seen alive on the afternoon of September 4, walking peacefully around Riverside.
After failing to hear from his wife and daughter, Bill Spivey contacted a campground employee and asked if they could perform a wellness check. With no response from either Debra or Eloise after knocking on the door of their camper, the authorities were called. Upon making an entrance, two officers discovered the already-decomposing bodies of Debra Barton, aged 36, and Eloise Spivey, aged 59.
The day after Debra and Eloise had arrived at the campground, a man who had gone fishing for several hours was returning back to his caravan when he heard "a real loud fight." This was around 9 p.m., he later told police. He mentioned that he heard both a man and a woman yelling.
Another witness spotted a tall figure jogging away from a camper that turned out to be rented in Eloise Spivey's name. When asked to describe the figure, the witness recalled that it was a male, taller than 6'0" and weighing somewhere over 200 pounds. Unfortunately, the witness did not see a face because it was dark outside and could recall no other details. Another witness gave a similar account, but, instead of jogging, he referred to the figure as "running like [he'd] done something bad."
Though their graves indicate that they were murdered on September 4, a post-mortem investigation reveals that the two women were actually killed on the evening of September 5, which is backed up by the eyewitness accounts of a domestic disturbance coming from Spivey's camper.
An investigator stands by Eloise Spivey's rented camper
Various news sources cite Spivey and Barton as being stabbed, while others refer to their deaths as bludgeonings. However they died, the camper was a mess. The walls and floor were splattered with blood. It was noted that jewelry and cash had been strewn about, but nothing of value had been taken. In fact, a .32-caliber pistol, registered to Spivey, was found on the small kitchen counter. It was speculated that she'd brought the gun with her as a means of self-defense. Since Cedar Bluff and the surrounding areas weren't known to have a high crime rate, especially with violence, police theorize that Spivey was paranoid that "someone she knew" was following her and her daughter. Eerily enough, this proved to be true; the violence inflicted upon Debra Barton and Eloise Spivey appeared to be personal.
Bill Spivey was alerted to the homicides. He then contacted Mark Barton, fearing that he'd have to hear his son-in-law break down and sob over the phone. Oddly enough, Mark was calm and this surprised Bill. The two met up and drove down to Alabama. Bill recalls that Mark "didn't say much" during the car ride.
Riverside Campground in Cedar Bluff, Alabama
When they arrived at Riverside Campground, Bill heard Mark Barton say: "Huh, I've never been here before." He found that remark to be really suspicious and later told a nearby officer. Police were even more baffled at Barton's demeanor and behavior--he acted like nothing bad had happened. Not once did he ask how the pair had been killed. He didn't even appear to be sad. Thinking that Barton was just in shock, the investigation proceeded with officers asking him where he'd been on the evening of September 5. "I was at my house all day," Barton told them nonchalantly. "I was spending time with my kids."
Many had their suspicions about Barton right away. There was a limit as to what Alabama investigators could do, so authorities in Georgia were contacted and informed. Going back and forth, it was confirmed that, yes, Barton did have a criminal record, but nothing violent was found on his record.
A neighbor of the Barton family came forward a few days later, telling investigators that on September 5, he noticed that Barton's car had departed the residence "at some point after four-thirty in the afternoon." Then he mentioned that Barton hadn't returned until close to midnight. This contradicted Barton's claim that he'd been at home all day. If Barton had gone to Cedar Bluff then it would've been close to a two-hour drive. If he'd gotten back around midnight then he would've had plenty of time to go to Alabama, commit the murders, compose himself, and drive back.
Eventually, Mark Barton admitted that, yes, he'd left the house at one point, leaving the kids with Leigh Ann as a babysitter. But he hadn't gone to Alabama, he told them. First, he said he went shopping and then saw a movie; he couldn't provide receipts or a ticket, though. Mark then changed his story, claiming that he went to look for a new job. "That late in the afternoon?" he was asked. Mark Barton recanted everything and asked for a lawyer.
The sheriff went to Debra Barton's funeral to pay his respects. As soon as the service was over, he noticed that Mark was already hurrying outside. Even more shocking, Barton casually waited for a red car to pull up. Behind the wheel was Leigh Ann Vandiver, who had skipped the service altogether. The pair drove off, leaving Matthew and Michelle behind with their widowed grandfather. The sheriff was now definitely convinced that Mark Barton had something to do with the double homicide of his wife and mother-in-law.

Revelations and evidence

Leigh Ann and Mark, pictured in December 1994
Mark Barton and Leigh Ann Vandiver got married in 1995. Bill Spivey was repulsed and reportedly tried to get custody of his grandchildren, fearing that the worst was yet to come. But Mark was granted sole custody because he was their biological father and did all he could to cut Debra's surviving family members out of the picture. Even more so, Mark's own parents were given limited access to Matthew and Michelle.
"After the murders, I barely saw those kids," Bill Spivey once recalled. "I was lucky enough to visit them for their birthdays, but it still wasn't much. [Mark] didn't like having me around because he knew I thought he was guilty."
As the investigation proceeded, it was revealed that Mark Barton had taken out a $600,000 life insurance policy on Debra just a few weeks before she was killed. Of course, as big as this revelation was, it wouldn't have been enough to charge Barton and go to trial.
Mark and Leigh Ann took the kids and moved into an apartment in Stockbridge while investigators did all they could to try and connect Barton to the crime scene. Debra had sustained self-defense wounds, but there was no DNA of the killer underneath her fingernails. The only thing they had that potentially pointed to the killer's identity was vomit that had been discovered in the camper's toilet. This led to numerous theories, one of which being that Barton had thrown up after brutally killing his two family members.
"Whoever did this wasn't exactly a professional," said Richard Igou, one of the investigators. "They either lost control, rampaged, and came down from the adrenaline, or they had this planned but still couldn't stomach it."
In 1993, DNA testing wasn't as advanced as it is today. Even if it had been, vomit usually contains only shed cells, but it wouldn't have been easy to determine who it belonged to. Interrogating Mark Barton on what he had eaten the day his wife and mother-in-law died probably would've been seen as "silly" or useless. But the vomit proved to be a dead-end; the medical examiner, however, confirmed that it didn't belong to Debra Barton or Eloise Spivey, as the puke didn't match anything from the contents found in their stomachs.
The murders soon became a cold case. Anything that pointed to Barton was still on the grounds for speculation. His DNA hadn't been found at the scene, nobody confirmed that it was him who'd been running away from Spivey's camper, and Barton himself was refusing to talk to the authorities as the days went by, so a confession didn't exist or seem evident.
After just a few years of marriage, it's speculated that Leigh Ann wanted a divorce but was hesitant to leave because she feared what Mark would do if he was left alone with Matthew and Michelle
There was a point in the investigation when, in 1998, Leigh Ann was questioned. While she complied more than Barton ever had, she still didn't say much. She told them that she thought Mark was innocent but did admit that his behavior "bothered" her from time to time.
"Leigh Ann," one of the investigators told her, "if you don't feel safe living with him, or if he's threatened you, you need to tell us."
Reportedly, Leigh Ann Barton said that she was fine and that her main priority was making sure Matthew and Michelle were okay. After almost four years of marriage with Mark, there was a strong indication that she no longer viewed him as a successful, charming man. The 26-year-old woman left in a hurry and she never spoke with investigators again.

Barton's day-trading "career"

In 1994, Barton earned close to $600,000 from Debra's life insurance policy
From what we know, Mark Barton used the money he earned from Debra's life insurance policy to start his career in day-trading. To simply put it, day-trading was a way to check out the stocks and invest in them. It was a quick way to make cash but it was extremely risky.
In late-1998, Barton began day-trading at Momentum Securities. It was one of the eleven companies located at the Two Securities Center in Buckhead. Almost every day, Barton would drive from Stockbridge to Atlanta to invest in various stocks. On his best days, when he made tons of money, Barton was nicknamed "Rocket" or dubbed "The Rocket Man" due to his positive attitude and high energy. The first few weeks were promising for the former chemist. However, Barton didn't heed the warnings that he could lose money just as fast as he made it if he wasn't careful.
By May of 1999, Barton had gone through most of his money and was in debt of close to $100,000. Momentum Securities closed his account and informed him that he could no longer trade at their company. While Barton took this news extremely hard, he said that he understood their reason and left without incident.
Not one to be persuaded from day-trading, though, Mark Barton instead took the opportunity to invest elsewhere. Across the street from Momentum Securities was the Piedmont Center, which housed the offices of the All-Tech Investment Group. No more than a week after he'd been let go from Momentum, Barton was trading over at All-Tech.
The stock market was not too kind to Barton
Brent Doonan, a 25-year-old business school graduate and the co-founder of All-Tech, took notice of Barton immediately. He seemed to be a cheerful guy and had no problem giving the other traders advice on where to invest. Unbeknownst to Doonan, Mark had lied about his previous day-trading experience. He called himself a rookie and convinced everyone that he was new to the business. As he began to rake up another huge debt, All-Tech was contacted by Momentum Securities. Had Barton disclosed his debt of $100,000 that he owed to Momentum, All-Tech would've denied him an account.
Doonan was given the difficult task of informing Barton that they, too, would be closing his account. The pair had grown somewhat close and Doonan cringed at the idea of having to let a "good buddy" like Barton go. But his business partner reminded him that they were a new company and couldn't take a risk with someone like Mark O. Barton.
Barton understood All-Tech's position on the matter and promised Doonan that he'd return one day with all of the money that he owed them. He left without incident, just like he'd done at Momentum. But something about Mark's seemingly calm departure bothered Doonan and a few of the other employees.
"I guarantee you that's not the last of him that we'll see," a female co-worker told Doonan.

The Atlanta Day Trader Murders: July 29, 1999

A crime scene photo from the aftermath of the All-Tech shooting
On July 29, 1999, Brent Doonan was in a conference room when he was informed that Mark Barton was there to see him. "I think he's back with my money," Doonan joked quietly to a secretary. "He can come in! Mark?"
Barton popped his head into the room and said: "Hey Brent, you got a minute? Come here, you're gonna love this!"
Smiling, Doonan politely excused himself from the meeting and walked to his office with Barton in tow. Upon entering the small room, Barton closed the door and blinds. Confused, Doonan was waiting patiently for Barton to hand over a check or give him an update on the money he owed. Instead, Barton's smile faded. "Today," he said, towering over the five-foot-ten Doonan, "is going to be visual..."
In an instant, he pulled out two handguns and fired. Doonan felt "an intense pressure" in his chest, then he fell to the floor. Barton turned his attention to those who were outside of Doonan's office. Calmly walking out, he aimed at the table of day-traders on the main floor. Bang! Bang! Bang! Shots fired were fired at random. One man had no time to react and slumped dead in his seat, killed instantly by a shot to the head. Another person heard Barton taunt: "I hope this doesn't ruin your trading day!"
Nell Jones' computer after Barton had attempted to shoot her in the head
Taking aim at trader Nell Jones, Barton was caught off-guard by Doonan attempting to tackle him. The bullet missed Jones and wound up shattering her computer screen. Doonan's act of bravery gave numerous people time to flee, but the larger man overpowered him, firing rapidly towards Doonan's body. The 25-year-old was struck an additional three times but he managed to stagger down a hallway as Barton turned to shoot someone else.
As Doonan and others ran for their lives, 911 calls came flooding in, but not from All-Tech.
Unbeknownst to many, Barton had already opened fire elsewhere. A few minutes before he walked over to the Piedmont Center, Barton had gone to Momentum Securities to look for the office managers. One of them was on vacation but the other manager, Kevin Dial, wasn't so lucky. After attempting to speak with Barton, Dial was killed by numerous shots to the chest at close-range. Before he left Momentum, Barton killed four people and wounded several others. As he headed towards All-Tech, a civilian walked by and noticed the red blood droplets on Barton's legs and shorts. The civilian would later admit that he thought Barton "had just finished painting something."
Brent Doonan was a \"prime target\" in Barton's rampage
Doonan found his way to a service elevator, rapidly pressing the button as Barton's gunfire grew closer. As the doors opened, Doonan looked back to see Vadewattee Muralidhara running towards him. Barton "appeared out of nowhere" and shot her in the head. Doonan stumbled into the elevator and managed to close the doors as Barton raised his gun to finish him off. Panicking, Doonan went up instead of down. He found himself in another company's office, surrounded by strangers.
"I've been shot! He's shooting people!" Doonan told the workers. They hesitated, wondering if it was a prank. Doonan pleaded with them to get him, and themselves, inside of a locked room because Barton was probably coming upstairs to kill everybody.
In the confusion and mass hysteria, the workers tended to Doonan's wounds while calling 911. After nearly two hours, the SWAT team reached Doonan and took him to an ambulance. Had they arrived just a few minutes later, Doonan would have bled to death.
In less than thirty minutes, Mark Barton had killed nine people in two different locations, wounded numerous bystanders, and evaded police as he drove off in his green minivan.

Barton's suicide and the murders in Stockbridge

Mark Barton's body is removed from his green minivan after he commits suicide
A few hours later, police received a lead that Mark O. Barton was in Acworth.
After failing to take a teenage girl hostage, Barton veered on to the highway, where a patrolman spotted him driving erratically. Within minutes, his vehicle was cornered at a Shell gas station. Backup arrived and they ordered Barton to surrender. As they approached his minivan, Barton put his Colt .45 against his temple and fired, killing himself instantly. He was 44-years-old.
When they could not make contact with his immediate family, the door to Barton's apartment in Stockbridge was kicked in. Leigh Ann Vandiver Barton, aged 27, was found in the hallway closet; Mark had bludgeoned her to death with a hammer, presumably while she slept. Upon further inspection, Matthew, aged 11, and Michelle, aged 8, were found in a back bedroom. They were also killed with the same weapon. Barton had tucked them into their beds and left individual notes on their bodies, explaining why they had to perish. Michelle's baby doll was found cradled in her arm; next to Matthew's body was a toy truck.
Left to right, the Bartons: Michelle, Leigh Ann, Mark, and Matthew
Another note was found on the coffee table in the living room. Mark Barton explained that he killed Leigh Ann two nights prior, on July 27, because "she was one of the main reasons for his demise." He killed Matthew and Michelle the next night, on July 28, after taking them out to dinner and buying them toys at a nearby Wal-Mart. Barton also explained in his suicide note that he killed the children in order to "spare them from a lifetime of pain." He says that he couldn't imagine them growing up and living in the shadow of "what he had planned to do [in Atlanta]."
Barton spoke of his first wife and mother-in-law, but he still denied having anything to do with their murders. He mentioned "waking up at night [...] nobody should feel that level of fear while alive." He acknowledged that something was wrong with his mental health but he couldn't explain it.
I don't plan to live very much longer, just long enough to kill as many of the people that greedily sought my destruction, Barton's letter concludes.

Aftermath

Brent Doonan survived Barton's killing spree after being shot five times and nearly bleeding to death
After being shot five times, Brent Doonan underwent numerous surgeries, which included having one of his ribs removed, as well as a portion of his diaphragm. In 2006, he helped co-write the book Murder at the Office, which detailed Mark Barton's early life, killing spree, and Doonan's road to recovery. He is now married with a son.
Several people who were wounded during Barton's killing spree also faced permanent injuries. One survivor committed suicide a few years later.
Bill Spivey criticized the investigators of his daughter and wife's murders, claiming that if they'd done more and arrested Barton years earlier, then "twelve more people wouldn't have died at his hands." Spivey passed away in 2005.
On the tenth anniversary of the shootings, a few former investigators who handled the 1993 double homicide agreed in unison that Mark Barton was "absolutely responsible" for the deaths of Debra Barton and her mother, Eloise Spivey.
Barton's mother was once quoted as saying that she couldn't comprehend or understand her son's actions, but that she forgives him.
The All-Tech Investment Group disbanded a few years after the massacre, despite support from the community. The same thing happened to Momentum Securities, who was unable to recover from the tragedy. The buildings where the massacres took place still stand to this day.

Victims

  • Leigh Ann Vandiver Barton, 27
  • Matthew Barton, 11
  • Michelle Barton, 8
  • Russell J. Brown, 42
  • Dean Delawalla, 52
  • Joseph J. Dessert, 60
  • Kevin Dial, 38
  • Jamshid Havash, 45
  • Vadewattee Muralidhara, 44
  • Allen Charles Tenenbaum, 48
  • Edward Quinn, 58
  • Scott A. Webb, 30
  • Debra Barton, 36\*
  • Eloise Spivey, 59\*
*While Mark Barton was never officially charged with the murder, I feel it's appropriate to remember them, too. I also believe that he is responsible for their deaths due to strong evidence.
Sources: Murder at the Office, AP Archives, Wikipedia, Who The F\*k Did I Hire?*
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2020.09.22 22:43 coy-coyote [RAISING THE RENT] Informal Eviction

Informal Eviction
Background
Monica Debequios is a wealthy landowner in the Seattle region with a problem: her husband, Alfred Marston, has gotten himself involved with Triad smugglers in his shipping business, and they are starting to run amok over their shared holdings. Fortunately for her, she's going to get the edge up on them, or die trying, as she tries to raise the rent.
Meet
Loose Caboose, Renton - a small bar& grill in the folksy, lodge-esque style of the pacific northwest, operated by a surly Ork bartender by the name of Gary Rothelsberg. Gary retired from running after the last crash to operate the bar, though he is in debt up to his neck to Monica. Runners meet with Monica's VIP service 'side-gig' guy, Quigley, who offers the runners 50/50 pay on the gig.
Run
Slicer locates building plans. Runners conduct minor surveillance, with Masque and Raijin heading on property for some initial inspections. They manage to find a Tamanous contact for quiet insertion through the sewer system past the security checkpoints, and decide to pose as sewer repair employees visiting the property. Slicer isolates a likely subject sharing the plumbing system with the target suite, and they con the subject into letting them 'maintenance' the toilet, inserting a sewer snake, piloted by their hired rigger 'The Squid', into the building's sewer system and planting the grenade on a remote trigger.
Aftermath
0 mass casualties, 0 exposure to the believed target of the incident. Plotline of metaplot 'raising the rent' advances, with Monica having secured evidence of her husband's business dealings and complicity with Triad operations.
Expenses
Runners paid the Squid for two 5-minute portions of time and a 500 nuyen rental fee for the drone; 3500 nuyen. They paid for the sewer escort in through Tamanous; 500 nuyen.
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2020.09.22 21:29 IrisuKyouko [TOMT] [Short story] [pre-2000] A sci-fi story about commercialized love

The plot:
The story follows a male protagonist who encounters a young woman in a park. The woman seems to not fit well into society just as the protagonist, and they hit it off right away. Throughout their interaction it seems that their chemistry is completely natural and genuine, and that the protagonist found a soulmate in her.
At the end she reveals that she works for a company providing dating/romance services, and their interaction was a service sample of sorts. Her behavior was completely fabricated and personalized for him to an uncanny degree, perfectly acting out the exact kind of person he was yearning to meet. The story ends with him running away in shock while she's quickly reading out the company's advertisement at his back.
Additional details:
I read the story somewhere in the 00s, but it was from an older sci-fi short story anthology, probably published somewhere between the 60s and 90s. (since I remember the paper not being very fresh)
Not sure how it helps, but I read it in Russian. However, I'm pretty sure all the stories in that book were by Western writers - it was the kind of anthology that would have the likes of Ray Bradbury and Robert Sheckley in it. In fact, I was sure it was a Bradbury's story at first, but I couldn't find it among his works.
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2020.09.22 11:00 arjunchauhan0674 Need of advertisements for an online male escort in India

Need of advertisements for an online male escort in India


In this blog, you will know about different online platforms that an ordinary call boy uses and how he can make the best use of it in his professional work

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Who are Male escorts and how they work

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How do online ads work and how a gigolo is benefitted?

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Right platforms
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Right audiences
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2020.09.22 01:47 CarterTheSpaceman r/TallGirls Quick Start Guide

I've decided to make this post due to the fact that a number of users who seemingly do not read the rules and/or constant automod messages decide to come into modmail and continue to ask us these questions, all which can be found in the wiki/faq.
I can't see my comment or post and I meet the Karma/Age Policies AND I didn't receive an automod message for usage of a banned word. What's up?
This subreddit is currently on mod approval basis for ALL comments and posts. You will see your comment and/or post when mods get the time to approve it.
PSA post
Automod sent me a mesage. What's that about?
Automod sends a message for a few reasons,
  1. You're under our Karma/Age restrictions (no these aren't public)
  2. You've used a banned word (no these aren't public, yes Amazonian is banned, don't try "Am*zonian", we still won't approve your comment)
  3. You've used banned, words, short-links, domains, and/or subreddits and AutoModerator has removed it.
FAQ re:Removals
Can my username get me banned
Yes.
FAQ re:Usernames
I'm an onlyfans content creator, can I post here?
No. OnlyFans creators (and TikTok content creators) cause more trouble than you can imagine for the moderation team, and we're quite tired of being blamed for the sudden influx of users and harassment that these creators face. You'll get a message stating you're liable to getting banned, but you won't get banned on your first offence. This allows you to create a second, clean account to post here and on other subreddits with this rule, and keep a separate account for your content. FAQ re:Content Creators
FAQ re: NSFW profile
Why is Rule 8 a thing, and why do you vet the users that request Rule 8 privileges?
Rule 8 stands due to the fact that most users do not want to see promoted content, and usually this content has some Reddit TOS (terms of service) breakage. We vet users that apply here due to the fact that some users forget that this isn't Facebook, and having your personal information flying free is quite harmful. Mod sidenote: If we can find your real name, your zipcode, pictures of your children and where you work within 5 minutes of googling, imagine what other people can find. And yes, we've been blamed for being dicks for making some users aware of this
Can I PM or Chat a moderator in regards to my post or comment
Please do not Chat or PM a Mod on the team. You're welcome to contact us through ModMail. This allows other moderators to know what is going on within the community and prevents rouge mods.
I've received a PM/Chat. What should I do?
Please don't accept any PM/Chat Request, and if you do receive one please contact mod team, as all PM's are suspect, regardless of gender. Some users may feel the need to masquerade as a tall woman, and some even going as far as targeting users with specific histories in order to manipulate them into posting content for them, and their subreddit.
FAQ

Please do not engage in users asking:

  • Where to meet tall women
  • How to appropriately have sex with tall women
  • Posts and/or comments that state, "You tall women, (have it great, are appreciated by Tall Men/short women, are loved, " I think a girl being tall is awesome", etc.)"
  • "As a Tall Guy I love Tall Girls!" posts and/or comments
  • Attempt to solicit dating advice (Tall Women are excluded from this)
  • any comment that starts like this, "For context I'm a [Age] [Height] Guy/Male" (rarely are these comments ever actually helpful)
  • Flirt with users and ask for pictures, videos, or any other material
  • Ask personal and private questions such as
    • How tall are your parents
    • Did you play any sports like volleyball/basketball/swimming/dance
    • Where do you live
    • I see your (TikTok/OnlyFans/Bussiness Venture/Social Media) ... (whatever other creepy shit they decide to publicly hide)
These Posts/Comments can be reported under Rule 11

DM'ing users

Yes you can Report users that DM/Chat or attempt to contact you in any way, shape or form, besides public commenting in a way moderators cannot see. Contact us in ModMail if such a thing occurs.

Other General Reminders:

  • Please no height questions. Yes, this includes, "How tall are you?". Automod regex picks up on these comments and will remove some of them. It's still being improved upon.
  • You can put your height in your flair. If you're on Old Reddit, flairs are coloured, M = Blue, W = Pink, T = Purple (Combination of M+W hex colours). Yes my flair says batman, and yes it is Pink. No I'm not a woman, I just like the Hex colour.
  • Trans users are welcome, if you don't believe so, or a TERF you may kindly fuck off.
  • Being a dickhead on other subreddits will make you liable to getting banned here.
  • If you sort by different options on Reddit, I'm fairly certain you will not see the Automod comment that provides links to the FAQ and Rules page. There's nothing I can do about this as Reddit Admin doesn't implement changes with regards to Mods that often. If you do not see this Automod post, refuse to acknowledge it, and/or complain that the rules are not easily accessible (as many banned users will do) we will point you to these Automod comments posted to every single thread.
  • Mods are less likely to approve your post if you have pictures of you and others whom are underage.
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2020.09.21 23:30 TheManIsNonStop [Event] The Khaleeji Defense Force

January 2031
In theory, the Armed Forces of Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait were merged into a single federal Defense Force (officially, the "Defense Force of the Federated Arab States of the Khaleej", but usually just referred to as the "Khaleeji Defense Force") under the command of the President of the Federated Arab States with the creation of the new Union in 2030.
Unfortunately, it turns out that integrating five armies into a unified command structure is a little more difficult than writing words on a piece of paper. The "unified" Khaleeji Defense Force is anything but, with units still exhibiting loyalty to their old command structures. While units from Oman and Kuwait may theoretically answer to the command structure in Abu Dhabi, in practice, they effectively maintain their own parallel command, administrative, and logistic structures. This, of course, is an absolute disaster waiting to happen if the FAS enter into a serious armed conflict, as it will inhibit the ability of central command to exert its will over its subordinate units, hampering interoperability and making victory more difficult to achieve.
Another major issue in a segregated military structure like this is the segregation of military units by "nationality" (that is, which constituent nation they are from). Kuwaitis only serve with Kuwaitis, Omanis only serve with Omanis, etc. This contributes to the issue of dual power and parallel governance, as it results in soldiers that exhibit loyalties to sub-national entities rather than to the protection of the national entity as a whole. Much like the UAE's Union Defense Forces subsumed the militaries of the individual Emirates in the 2000s, so to must this new military force subsume the militaries of the individual constituent states if it is to become a true fighting force capable of protecting the FAS from threats foreign and domestic.
To rectify this, the Khaleeji Defense Force is set to undergo an all-encompassing series of reforms to unify the command structures, ranks, doctrine, and logistics. The reforms will see the theoretically centralized Defense Force made into an actually centralized Defense Force, with a unified command structure that sees Kuwaitis, Omanis, Bahrainis, Emiratis, and Qataris fight side-by-side in defense of their country, singular. Units will be integrated, outdated equipment will be removed from service, and uniform conscription laws will be implemented throughout the whole of the country's territory. These reforms will be implement over the next three years, concluding in 2034.

The Khaleeji Defense Force

Conscription
Male FAS nationals will be subjected to mandatory conscription (as is already the case in most of the Arab Gulf States). Men who have finished secondary school will have to serve eighteen months (four months of training, fourteen months of service) with another two years in the reserves, while men who did not finish secondary school will have to serve three years with another two years in the reserves. Reservists (both those who have volunteered for reserve service and those who are doing their mandatory reservist duty) will train one weekend every month and two weeks every December, for a total of 36 days every year. Women are not subjected to the draft, but are welcome to serve in all non-infantry roles in the Khaleeji Defense Force. Service for both sexes is rewarded by a range of benefits from the federal government, including competitive pay, priority hiring for government jobs, and preferred applicant status for housing plots, scholarships, and marriage grants.
Rank Structure
The rank structure of the Khaleeji Defense Force mostly follows the British rank structure. In the tradition of other Arab militaries, enlisted ranks are uniform across all services (that is, an OR-9 is a Warrant Officer across all service branches). The rank structure is laid out as follows:
Commissioned Officer Ranks
NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1
Service Branch
Army No Equivalent Fariq Awwal (General) Fariq (Lieutenant General) Liwa (Major General) Amid (Brigadier) Aqid (Colonel) Muqaddam (Lieutenant Colonel) Ra'id (Major) Naqib (Captain) Mulazim Awwal (Lieutenant) and Mulazim (Second Lieutenant)
Navy No Equivalent Fariq Awwal Bahriin (Admiral) Fariq Bahriin (Vice Admiral) Liwa Bahriin (Rear Admiral) Amid Bahriin (Commodore) Aqid Bahriin (Captain) Muqaddam Bahriin (Commander) Ra'id Bahriin (Lieutenant Commander) Naqib Bahriin (Lieutenant) Mulazim Awwal Bahriin (Sub-lieutenant) and Mulazim Bahriin (Midshipman)
Air Force No Equivalent Fariq Awwal Tayar (Air Chief Marshal) Fariq Tayar (Air Marshal) Liwa Tayar (Air Vice-Marshal) Amid Tayar (Air Commodore) Aqid Tayar (Group Captain) Muqaddam Tayar (Wing Commander) Ra'id Tayar (Squadron Leader) Naqib Tayar (Flight Lieutenant) Mulazim Awwal Tayar (Flying Officer) and Mulazim Tayar (Pilot Officer)
Enlisted Ranks
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Mosa'id Awwal (Chief Warrant Officer) Mosa'id (Warrant Officer) Raqib Awwal (Staff Sergeant) Raqib (Sergeant) Raqib (Sergeant) Corporal ('Arif) No Equivalent Jondi Awwal (Private First Class) Jondi (Private)

Khaleeji Land Forces

New Structure
The Khaleeji Army (officially the Land Forces) will have a sanctioned strength of 85,000 active duty nationals, to be supplemented by a further 66,000 reservists and 40,000 foreign nationals, divided into four active duty brigades, four reserve brigades, a special operations command (consisting of a ceremonial Life Guards regiment, a special forces brigade, and a battalion-sized elite special forces unit), and the Foreign Legion (comprised of two brigade-sized ground units and a smaller, but still brigade-sized marine regiment).
Regular Army
Brigades in the Khaleeji Land Forces are set to be modeled after the American Brigade Combat Team, consisting of three Combined Arms Battalions (in Mechanized Brigades, this will be two Mechanized Battalions and one Armor Battalion, while in Armored Brigades, it will be one Mechanized Battalion and two Armor Battalions). Both brigades will have roughly 4,500 combat personnel, supported by an additional 12,000 or so personnel, for a total of roughly 16,500 soldiers per BCT.
These brigades will be split between two regional commands. Northern Command, which covers Kuwait (as it is separated from the rest of the country), will have one Armored Brigade, one Mechanized Brigade, and one more of each held in reserve. Central Command, which covers the rest of the country (Oman, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain) will have two Mechanized Brigades, one Armored Brigade, and one Mechanized Brigade and one Armored Brigade held in reserve.
Foreign Legion
The Khaleeji Land Forces will include a Foreign Legion, inherited from the Emirati Foreign Legion created in 2025. However, the Khaleeji Foreign Legion will see some major organizational changes from its Emirati equivalent.
The first are related to the composition of the Legion and its service terms. The current six-year service obligation will be increased to eight years, with legionnaires becoming eligible to apply for citizenship after six years (legionnaires wounded in the line of duty will still receive citizenship immediately). After the initial eight-year service term, legionnaires will have the option to renew for additional four- or six-year terms of service (those who sign up for six years will be paid more than those who signed up for four years). Those who do not sign additional service terms, but are accepted as citizens, will have to serve another two years in the reserves of the regular army (where they will still receive competitive compensation, while also be able to pursue non-military careers outside of their reservist service), where they will make up an experienced core of personnel to build the reserve units around. The sanctioned size of the Foreign Legion will also be increased from 20,000 to 38,000.
The second major change is to its structure. Currently, the Foreign Legion is divided into ten regiments (two armor, four mechanized, one training, one combat engineers, one artillery, one military police, and one marine). To bring the Foreign Legion structure in line with that of the rest of the Land Forces, armor and mechanized regiments will be merged into two Foreign Regiments, with each functioning as a Mechanized Brigade Combat Team. The old regiments, now "battalions," will serve as the Combined Arms core of these largest regiments (so the 2nd Foreign Armor Regiment, rather than being an independent unit, is now the 2nd Foreign Armor Battalion, serving as one of the three combined arms battalions of the 1st Foreign Rifles Regiment). The combat engineer, artillery, and military police regiments will be converted into the support elements for these new regiments (so the 1st Foreign Artillery Regiment will serve as the parent regiment for the artillery units inside of the 1st and 2nd Foreign Rifle Regiments).
The 1st Foreign Marine Regiment will be reorganized to mirror the organization of a United States Marine Corps Marine Expeditionary Unit. Foreign legionnaires will make up the enlisted personnel (and some of the officers, for the more experienced legionnaires) of the ground combat element, the logistics combat elements, and part of the ground crew of the aviation combat element. The 1st Foreign Marine Regiment will also be under the Special Operations Command, rather than the Foreign Legion HQ. Just simpler that way.
Special Operations Command
Using the UAE's Presidential Guard as a backbone with some supplements from the special forces of the other states, the Special Operations Command is composed of three subordinate units (plus the 1st Foreign Marine Regiment, loaned from the Foreign Legion HQ).
The first is the battalion-strength President's Life Guards Regiment. This regiment is in the Land Forces only as a matter of ceremony. As it is responsible for the protection of the President of the Federated Arab States' person and family as well as the Federal Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, it will not be deployed in any sort of combat capacity.
The bulk of the Special Operation Command's forces are organized under the President's Royal Rifles, an elite infantry brigade drawn from the cream-of-the-crop of the Khaleeji Land Forces (who have to go through a demanding training course before accepted into the brigade). Organized along the lines of a US Army Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the President's Royal Rifles is the true multi-tool of the Khaleeji Land Forces, capable of air assault, paradrop, amphibious assault, counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism, or ground service in a motorized role. Think US Army Rangers.
The last unit of the Special Forces Command is the battalion-sized President's Special Service. Drawn from the absolute best personnel in the Khaleeji Defense Force, the President's Special Service is analogous to other top special forces units like the US Army's Delta Force and the United Kingdom's Special Air Service. PSS personnel are trained in various methods of deep insertion, including combat diving, amphibious assault, paradrop, and air assault. Applicants will be drawn primarily from highly qualified individuals in the President's Royal Rifles.

Khaleeji Air Force

Note: The Khaleeji Navy, Land Forces, and Air Force all operate their own fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. For convenience’s sake, this section will discuss only the Land Force and Air Force air wings. Naval Aviation will be handled separately.
Following unification, the Khaleeji Defense Force has a staggering number of combat aircraft. Counting both rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, the Khaleeji military aviation has almost 1,400 aircraft, placing it comfortably in the top ten militaries in terms of combat aircraft (around the level of regional powers like Japan, Pakistan, France, and Turkey).
In theory, this wouldn’t be too bad, but in practice, it is an absolute nightmare. Those 1,400 aircraft are divided over 114 different types of aircraft, each with their own logistical requirements. Worse still, many of these aircraft are horribly dated--Bahrain’s Air Force pre-unification was still regularly operating its squadron of F-5 Tiger IIs, while Kuwait still operates three squadrons of F/A-18C/D Hornets. Even the UAE, the largest military in the union, is not without its dated aircraft, with over 50 Mirage 2000s still on its rosters. The situation in Army Aviation is even worse, with the Joint Aviation Command operating dinosaurs like the AH-1E Cobra, the SA342L Gazelle, and the SA316 Alouette III.
Put simply, maintaining this large of an Air Force is untenable for the FAS--especially if a quarter of the aircraft are basically useless dinosaurs. The Khaleeji Defense Force is looking to significantly downsize its inventory of aircraft over the next five years, shedding older equipment to be replaced by more modern alternatives.
Khaleeji defense policy is hoping to use air superiority as a force multiplier against numerically superior neighbors like Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan, or as a first line of defense against outside powers like China attempting to project force into the FAS. As such, autonomous and unmanned aerial combat systems are of big interest to the FAS--an interest largely inherited from the UAE, who has spent the last decade developing numerous UAVs and UCAVS, including an unmanned variant of its new light utility/attack helicopter, and has spent the last few years looking into an upgrade package to convert the F-16 into an autonomous (or at least unmanned) aircraft. These research projects are expected to continue in the FAS.
Owing to the massive wealth of the FAS but the small base of nationals from which to draw personnel for the Khaleeji Defense Force, the FAS has to find places to reduce manpower requirements wherever possible without making undue sacrifices to national security. The use of private military contractors provides an effective avenue to reduce the number of uniformed service members by outsourcing certain military functions to private firms.
The Khaleeji Air Force is expected to make extensive use of MRO contractors like government-owned AL TAIF and AMMROC, both of whom have been providing MRO work for NATO and allied deployments in the Arabian Gulf for the past five years, for maintenance and repair on its vast fleet of aircraft.
The other area where private contractors are expected to see significant use is in pilot training. The FAS is set to outsource much of its basic rotary- and fixed-wing training responsibilities to government-owned Horizon Flight Academy, where private contractors (largely retired military personnel from places like the United States, United Kingdom, and France, but with a not insignificant number of retired KDF personnel) will train the next generation of KDF pilots.
Horizon has also announced the creation of a new aggressor training squadron in the vein of American firm Draken International. Using former pilots from NATO militaries and regional air forces, Horizon Flight Academy will provide aggressor training and threat simulation services to the Khaleeji Air Force (as well as other interested Air Forces in the MENA region) to increase combat readiness. The KDF has announced that a number of the aircraft being retired from the KAF will be sold to Horizon Flight Academy for use in their aggressor training services, including the F-5 Tiger II (used by Iran), the F-16 (used by Iraq, Israel, and Turkey), and the F-15 Strike Eagle (used by Saudi Arabia, but more importantly, Israel). Horizon Flight Academy will also make attempts to purchase three Mirage F1s from Morocco (one of the only countries other than Iran still using the aircraft) and a dozen F-4 Phantom IIs (used by Iran) from Japan.

Khaleeji Navy

Traditionally, the Arab States of the Gulf have maintained small brown-water navies focused on coastal defense and EEZ enforcement. Prior to 2020, the only constituent state to operate frigates was Bahrain, who operated two decommissioned Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates from the United States (since then, the UAE Navy acquired . Green- and blue-water naval efforts were largely left to the United States, who has long served as the guarantor of regional security for the Arab States of the Gulf (as highlighted by their intervention against China during the 2028 Gulf Crisis).
The KDF was fairly certain that this state of affairs would continue to remain in place, even as newly-elected President Santana’s platform included a plank that would see the US end its alliance with “undemocratic nations”--AKA, the Arab Gulf States. American domestic politics has always broadcast a desire to “stand down,” and so far it hasn’t materialized, so why should we get all worked up about it?
And then she actually went and did it, ordering the US military to withdraw from several critical postings in the region, including Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. While she hasn’t announced any plans to withdraw from the Gulf yet, this change in American foreign policy is enough to have spooked the KDF, with some inside the Khaleeji Navy arguing that the FAS needs to develop a green-water navy capable of protecting its interests in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman--fast.
While developing new green-water capabilities, the Khaleeji Navy also needs to focus on updating and modernizing its brown-water capabilities. A considerable portion of the Khaleeji Navy’s combat vessels are getting a little long in the tooth, many having been procured in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and are approaching the end of their natural service life.
To this end, the Khaleeji Navy has announced a new procurement strategy aimed at developing two separate “fleets.” The first, the Indian Ocean Fleet based at Duqm in Oman, will maintain green-water capabilities, including a smattering of frigates, destroyers, submarines, and, eventually, a light carrier or LHD. The land-based naval aviation of the Indian Ocean Fleet is expected to focus primarily on long-range maritime patrol craft like the P-8 Poseidon with potentially a small complement of land-based naval bombers.
The second, the Arabian Gulf Fleet, will focus on lower tonnage craft (corvettes, fast attack craft, maybe a few frigates) for use in the littoral environment of the Gulf, with an eye towards countering the swarm tactics and submarine fleet of the numerically superior but technologically inferior Iranian Navy, while providing area denial services against larger navies from outside the Gulf itself. Land-based aircraft from both the KAF and the KN are expected to play an important in naval operations in the Gulf, such as close air support (the Iranian Navy mostly uses fast attack craft without any serious AA capabilities), ASW operations (largely using land-based MH-60 Romeos), and ISR (using the FAS’s growing drone capabilities).
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