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2023.05.31 16:19 PritchettRobert506 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in MO Hiring Now!

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AEG Vision Optician Alton
Cargill General Production California
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Best Buy Outlet Customer Experience Specialist, Advisor Chesterfield
Crown Vision Center-Columbia Optician Columbia
BOEING Senior Landing Gear Design Engineer Cottleville
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Crown Vision Center-Creve Coeur Practice Manager Creve Coeur
PrimeTech International Material Handling Laborer Grandview
DB Roberts Field Sales Representative Grandview
Prairie Farms Industrial Maintenance Technician - Granite City, IL Granite City
Imperial Dade Warehouse Associate Hazelwood
Innova Solutions Product Data Mgmt Engineer 3 Hazelwood
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Wm ServiceNow HRSD Senior Analyst (US Remote) Independence
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Cargill Food Processor Marshall
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BOEING Proprietary Structural Design Engineer Maryland Heights
Prairie Farms 1. Vacation Relief Plant Worker - O'Fallon (East State Street) Ofallon
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2023.05.31 11:45 No_Dig1868 Top 10 Doctors Around The World

Health is our greatest treasure and with incredible specialists. We all know that there is a better chance for a healthier population.
The government has established a massive number of health institutes or health caring centers in their countries so that people should not compromise when it comes to health.
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List Of Top 10 Doctors Around The World
Here is a list of the 10 best doctors in the world:
  1. Dr. William A. Abdu, M.D, M.S.
Dr. Abdu is an Associate Professor of Orthopedics and of The Dartmouth Institute Medical Director at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dr. Abdu got his accreditation in 1985 from Tufts University. He is a pioneer in the study and treatment of spine-related conditions. He hones surgery of the Spine, including Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Disorders, Disk Herniation, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylotic Myelopathy, Spinal Cord Injury, and Spine Trauma. Also, he had discovered many new techniques for spine treatment.
  1. Dr. Myles. B. Abbott, M.D.
Dr. Myles is also one of the best-known doctors of Pediatricians in the world. He graduated from the University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine in 1972. He treats the problems of growth and child development.
Dr. Myles currently practices at East Bay Pediatric & Medical Group and is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Alta Bates Campus and Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland.
  1. Dr. Fouad. M. Abbas, M.D.
Dr. Abbas is a well-known Gynecologist/Oncologist. His specialization field is Oncologist of Obstetrician and Gynecology. He is also considered to be one of the best doctors of Oncology in the world. The term Oncology is the study of cancer.
Dr. Abbas graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1986. Currently, he is affiliated with Medstar Harbor Hospital and Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore.
  1. Dr. Khalid Abbed, M.D.
Dr. Khalid is a famous doctor of Neuro. He is an Associate Professor and Chief of the Spine Section in the Department of Neurosurgery. His area of clinical interest is in the treatment of spinal disorders.
Dr. Khalid obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1993. He continued his education in the same University and received his Doctor of Medicine degree with Honors in 1999. Currently, he is working at Yale as a Director of the Spine Surgery Department. Many consider him the best doctor in the world.
  1. Dr. Naresh Trehan
Dr. Naresh is a famous Indian cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon. He was born on August 12, 1946, in Delhi, India. He obtained a medical degree from King George’s Medical College in Lucknow.
Dr. Naresh was also the founder, executive director, and chief cardiovascular surgeon of Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center (EHIRC), New Delhi, India. At present, he is serving as a Chairman and Managing Director and Chief Cardiac Surgeon of MedantaTM-The Medicity, one of the largest multi-specialty hospitals at Gurgaon, Haryana.
  1. Dr. Arthur Reese Abright, M.D.
Dr. Reese is also one of the best doctors of Psychiatry. She treats the problems of depressions and mind-related problems.
Dr. Reese got her accreditation from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is also an expert on mood disorders and anxiety. Currently, she is working as a Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is also affiliated with Mount Sinai Services Elmhurst Hospital Center and New York Medical College at present.
  1. Dr. Corrie T.M Anderson, M.D.
Dr. Anderson is also one of the best doctors in Pediatric Anesthesiologist around the world. He received his A.B. with Honors in Biochemistry from Harvard University and Doctor of Medicine (M.D) from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1982. He can be truly crowned as “world best doctor”.
In 2001, Dr. Anderson became the director of the program for Pediatric Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is also a professor of anesthesiology and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
  1. Dr. Mark. F. Aaron, M.D.
Dr. Aaron is also one of the best doctors in cardiologists. His specialization is Cardiovascular Disease. The term Cardiology is related to the heart and its problems.
Dr. Aaron got his accreditation from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1992. Currently, he is affiliated with River Park Hospital, Saint Thomas West Hospital, and Henry County Medical Center.
  1. Dr. Sudhansu Bhattacharyya, MBBS, MS, MCH
Dr. Sudhansu is also one of the best Indian Cardiovascular Surgeons. He obtained MBBS and M.S. General Surgery from Ahmedabad. He had invented, designed, and patented a few surgical instruments, the most important ones being Atrial Retractor for Mitral Valve Replacement and Internal Mammary Artery Retractor for taking down bilateral Internal Mammary Arteries.
Before entering into the practice world, Dr. Sudhansu served as a full-time Professor for Cardiothoracic surgery at Sheth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital. At present, he is affiliated with Bombay Hospital And Medical Research Center, Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, and Lilavati Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai.
10. Dr.Mona.M.Abaza, M.D.
Dr. Abaza is a specialized doctor in ENT Otolaryngologist, Adenoidectomy, esophagoscopy, Nasal airway surgery, and tracheostomy. She is a world-famous ENT Doctor and treats problems of the ear, head, nose, throat, and neck.
Dr. Abaza graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1991. She is affiliated with Children’s Hospital Colorado At Memorial Hospital Central and the University Of Colorado Hospital.
Since the dawn of time, the profession of a doctor is one of the most appreciated jobs in the world. Being a doctor implies a great responsibility, as almost every day the nature of somebody’s life (or the life itself) is in their hands. Since the medical field is a vast and ever-expanding field, there is no direct answer to who is the best doctor in the world. Doctors are specialized and trained in different field
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2023.05.31 08:21 europeanuniversity European Medical University Tbilisi, Georgia No.1 University

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2023.05.30 19:17 travellingwings east coast vacation spots

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2023.05.30 12:48 PanAmFlyer HODGES HOUSE

791 East Indian River Road was built by John Hodges and his wife Abigail. It dates from the early 1800 and is commonly referred to as "Hodges House".

Mr Hodges was a Justice of the Peace in Norfolk County until his death in 1832. His estate comprised 150 acres bordering on the Elizabeth River and was divided among his five children.

Subsequently the house was owned by Dr Dr. Alpheus B. Green and his wife Eleanor. Dr Green cared for the rural citizens of Berkley and Campostella.

Dr. A. B. Green attended Leonard Medical School at Shaw University in South Carolina and then began practicing Medicine. He was known for treating everyone, regardless of ability to pay. He also built the Medical Arts and Science Building in Berkeley and was a founding member of the Old Dominion Medical Society.
Written and posted by Lawrence Morton
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2023.05.29 09:06 Affectionate_Oil_354 Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films Market Size, Regional Analysis, Prominent Players and Forecast 2029

Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films Market Size, Regional Analysis, Prominent Players and Forecast 2029
Research Nester released a report titled “Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2029” which delivers detailed overview of the global BOPP films market in terms of market segmentation by material type, product type, application, end-user, and by region.
Further, for the in-depth analysis, the report encompasses the industry growth indicators, restraints, supply and demand risk, along with detailed discussion on current and future market trends that are associated with the growth of the market.
The global biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films market is anticipated to record a significant CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2021-2029, owing to the application of BOPP films in various end-user industries along with properties such as increased moisture barrier, sealing ability and extensive shelf life. Moreover, BOPP films are recyclable and environmentally friendly, which is projected to increase its demand manifold. BOPP films are durable, protective and resistant to contamination which makes them ideal for food packaging. Additionally, the increasing concerns for the spread of coronavirus, which is raising the need amongst food manufacturers to take additional safety measures for food packaging, is also anticipated to drive the market growth.
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Based on material type, the market is segmented into polymer-based, silica-based, aluminum-based, and others, out of which, the polymer-based segment is estimated to hold the largest share during the forecast period on the back of their sealable and durable properties. Ethyl Vinyl alcohol (EVOH) is the most commonly used polymers for manufacturing BOPP films owing to its printable, flexible and oxygen barrier properties. The market is further segmented by end-user industry into fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), medical & pharmaceutical, industrial, and others. Among these, the FMCG segment is projected to be the largest revenue generating segment by the end of 2029, owing to the increasing consumption of packaged and ready-to-eat food.
Geographically, the global biaxially oriented polypropylene films market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa. Among these, the market in Asia Pacific region is predicted to hold the largest share throughout the forecast period, on account of presence of leading market players in the region. Additionally, the rapid increase in utilization of BOPP films in various end-user industries and the need for sustainable packaging solutions to control environmental pollution in the region is also expected to positively influence the market growth.
The market in North America is also foreseen to hold a significant market share by the end of 2029, owing to the rising use of BOPP films in pharmaceutical industries for the packaging of medicines combined with the growing demand for eco-friendly packaging plastics. The various government initiatives to curb the generation of solid wastes is also estimated to boost the market growth in the region. The U.S Environment Protection Agency (EPA) stated that the solid municipal waste generation in 2018 was valued at 292.4 million tons. Furthermore, the share of plastic waste among the total landfills accounted for over 18% in the same year.
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Rising Inclination towards Developing Sustainable Packaging Solutions
Research from secondary sources stated that the annual consumption of plastic is estimated to cross 100 million tons globally.
The growing demand for packaged food, drinks and other consumer goods has resulted in increased generation of non-biodegradable plastic waste. Utilization of biaxially oriented polypropylene films lowers the concern regarding the pollution generated from single-use plastics as these films possess recyclable and biodegradable properties. This, as a result, is anticipated to immensely boost the growth of the global biaxially oriented polypropylene films market throughout the forecast period.
Moreover, the increasing need for safer packaging of food and medical supplies, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic as a means to curb the spread of the virus, is anticipated to act as a major growth driver for the market.
However, the concern for the circulation of poor quality BOPP films is estimated to hamper the market growth.
This report also provides the existing competitive scenario of some of the key players of the global biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) Films market which includes company profiling of Vitopel do Brasil, Innovia Films, Taghleef Industries Group, Cosmo Films Ltd. (NSE: COSMOFILMS), B.C. Jindal Group, SRF LIMITED (NSE: SRF), POLINAS (Yildiz Holding A.S.), LC Packaging International BV, Polyplex Corporation Limited (NSE: POLYPLEX), and Yem Chio Co., Ltd (TPE: 4306).
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2023.05.28 17:13 Mortimer_Whimsiwick World Hunger Games: 17th Hunger Games: Bloodbath + Day 1

This year’s arena was known as the Everglades. It was a swamp environment spanning four kilometers, making this slightly smaller than the vast savannah of the previous games. The arena was littered with tall mossy trees thin enough for tributes to climb. The high density of the trees along with the thick canopy of foliage above trapped a lot of heat within. There was some debate regarding the amount of water to be pumped in the arena. Due to Head Gamemaker’s preconceived ideas on the mutts and arena events, the crystal-clear swamp water that encompassed 80% of the arena was 15ft at its deepest. There were patches of raised grassland scattered throughout the arena, giving tributes a few areas of relief from the deep waters. The cornucopia stood in the center of a small clearing with the podiums in a semicircle near the southern perimeter. The depth of the water was ankle height, the gamemakers not wanting to hinder the tribute’s movements for the bloodbath. There were a decent number of supplies, however all food and non-weaponous supplies were stored in dark green waterproof bags floating in the puddles. Traditional Hunger Games weapons were also seen floating in the puddles and propped inside the small cornucopia structure.
When the podiums rose out of the arena, tributes felt the humid heat weigh down on them. A few tributes were relieved by the aquatic setting, especially the District 4 tributes. Pearl was wedged between Laurel (7) and Logan (11). She felt intimidated by Laurel’s muscles and decided to ignore her in favour of scanning for escape routes. After pinpointing two routes with more tree cover, she scanned the lineup for Mortimer. She spotted him between Wren (5) and Jack. He noticed Jack and gave him a greeting. Jack asked if it was true Tobias Stephens was dead, him nodding in response. Mortimer said “If it’s all the same to you, I’ll leave you alone for now. Just out of respect for Tobias and for helping deliver the weed to me.” Jack thanked him before searching for Cat. Cat was found standing between Nikita (2) and Neutron (12). Nikita tried to intimidate her, but she brushed it aside. She spotted Mortimer and Jack conversing, pleased it wasn’t confrontational. Mortimer spotted her and she waved to him. He stared at her for a moment before turning his eyes to the cornucopia. She looked at the cornucopia as well, aiming her sights on one of the bigger waterproof bags.
When the gong sounded, Cat sprinted forward towards the bag she set her eyes on. Nikita attempted to tackle her to the ground, but Cat was quick enough to somersault out of the way. She frantically searched for a way out, choosing to run northwest away from the careers. However, she spotted Pearl fighting Mishti (10) for a bag. Mishti was successful at obtaining the bag and pushed Pearl to the ground before grabbing a knife nearby. Cat bolted towards the two girls, hopping over the fallen Burlap (8)’s body. Before Mishti could strike Pearl with her knife, Cat tackled her to the ground. Cat pushed Mishti’s face under the ankle high water and used her knee to keep her head down. She wrenched the knife and pushed the blade into the back of her skull. She looked up to see Pearl already gone. She turned to see a sword propped against the cornucopia wall and decided to risk it.
Meanwhile, Jack hopped off his podium but was swept off his feet by the slippery mud. He frantically pulled himself up, but was relieved that all the nearby tributes were completely ignoring him. He witnessed the first death of the games when Andrei (2) stomped on Terry (5)’s neck, snapping it in an odd angle. He ran alongside the podiums to steer clear of the ongoing chaos all the while searching for Cat. He managed to spot her closing in on a sword. He ran towards her, unaware of an arrow courtesy of Jassy (12) narrowly missing his head. As he neared Cat, he noticed Logan (11) creeping closer to her with a heavy axe in hand. He yelled at Cat to look out, but she didn’t hear. Logan raised his axe at the unaware Cat. Jack jumped forward and pushed Cat out of the line of fire. The axe lodged itself into Jack’s head, sending him falling to the ground. Cat was horrified upon seeing her partner brutally killed in front of her. She decided she let his sacrifice not be in vain and retreated from the clearing with a bag and sword in hand.
Mortimer was one of the first to reach the cornucopia. He snatched a trident from the back of the cornucopia structure. He turned to exit the building only to come face to face with Laurel (7). She had an axe in her hand and voiced her intentions of killing him for her partner Wolvthorne (7). Mortimer warned her to get out of his way, but she charged forwards. Mortimer used his trident to catch her first swipe, pushing her backwards. He swung the trident, cutting Laurel’s face. She was unperturbed and tried striking him. This time, he dodged and thrust the end of his trident in her ribs. He used her brief moment of painful staggering to stab her in the head. He flung her body to the side like a ragdoll and ran back outside. He noticed two bags close together and decided to risk grabbing them. He scooped up both bags with his trident, with one hanging on each side before retreating. He fell to the ground after tripping over the corpse of Shoya (3). As he pulled himself up, he noticed Pearl hiding behind a tree beckoning him to follow her. As he ran, he heard Wolvthorne’s roars of anger after discovering his partner dead. So angry in fact that he managed to disembowel and kill Nikita (2) before escaping east.
When the bloodbath was over, Artemis and Luther followed the order of events. Artemis enjoyed this bloodbath as not only did they have a couple gory kills, but some rare moments of honor. Luther listed Terry (5) as the first death at the hands of Andrei (2), comparing it to the first kill of the 12th Hunger Games when Sparta (D2 female tribute) curb stomped Fleming (D6 male tribute). Cameras then spotted Burlap (8) stabbed in the eye by Olivine (1), making him the second death. On the opposite side was Shoya (3), whose throat was slit by Lionel (1). The next chronological death was Mishti (10), with Artemis wondering why Cat saved Pearl. Luther speculated that they were probably in an alliance. The fifth death was Laurel (7). Artemis felt bummed out to not see more of her as she seemed like victor material. The sixth and seventh deaths took place almost simultaneously. Number six was Neutron (12) after he was stabbed numerous times by Andrei (2). Two seconds afterwards was the death of Jack. Artemis declared his death as honorable and as a redemption from his disastrous interview. The last two kills of this year’s bloodbath were Ryetta (9) and Nikita (2). Ryetta was killed by Lionel when she jumped on his back and tried to gouge his eyes out. Lionel wrenched her off by the hair and bashed her head into the cornucopia structure. Artemis then moved to Nikita’s death and described Wolvthorne as savage. Luther wrapped the bloodbath analysis up and announced nine bloodbath kills, two more than the previous year.
Cat continued to create distance from the clearing. She followed as much grassland as possible, having to wade through the water at a few points. Suddenly, she came across a wide expanse of water with no land in sight. She slipped on a loose twig and fell to the ground at the edge of this lake. Her backpack spilled its contents upon impact, its contents consisting of a sandwich, four fruit packs, a pocket knife, a bottle of water, string, and a small medkit. The thoughts of losing the items she fought so hard for sent her in a panic. She reached out and tried to gather as much as she could. However, she failed to save the sandwich, the knife, and three of the fruit packets as they all sank below its depths.
After saving the rest of her items, she realized her hyperventilating continued. She crossed her legs and put her supplies to the side. The confused viewers in Maximus Square watched as she took deep methodical breaths while moving her arms up and down. They began to realize she was meditating in order to compose herself. Viewers watched as the gamemakers displayed her heart rate and the number slowly decrease. Soon, Cat was able to compose herself. She decided to inspect her remaining supplies, keeping her sword by her side. She opened the medkit and was disappointed by the lack of quantity. It consisted of one roll of medical tape, two bandages, and strangely a wax bottle of clear liquid. She inspected the label, which revealed the contents to be hydrogen peroxide. She took note of this and pocketed the medkit, string, and the one fruit pack.
Cat lastly picked up the water bottle and realized it to be empty. She internally debated collecting water from the lake in front of her. She cautiously dipped a couple fingers in the lake and then tasted the droplets on her fingertips. Tasting nothing out of sorts, she picked up her water bottle. She was interrupted by the mandatory cannons, signaling the end of the bloodbath. Cat quickly scanned her surroundings while carefully listening for tributes. After hearing nothing, she turned back to the water and felt her heart drop. The once clear water had now become cloudy and murky. Cat became dejected, knowing she couldn’t trust the water anymore. She let tears fall from her eyes for a few moments, mourning her dreadful situation. Artemis was about to tease her crying, when she was interrupted by Cat slapping herself in the face. Cat told herself aloud that she had to get it together and plan her next move. She continued to scan the lake and her surroundings. She noticed a near consistent path of grassland heading west around the lake. She decided to head that direction, whispering to herself that “sailor boy” was sure to head that direction. She packed her things and started her journey west along the lake’s borders, with her sword at the ready.
Back in the commentator’s booth, Artemis noted her determination to find the District 4 tributes, speculating whether she had a crush on Mortimer. Luther diverted the topic to the lake. He educated the audience on the layout of the lake, showing through schematics that it spanned at least 35% of the entire arena. At the end of the lake was a thick accumulation of trees and brush the cameras refused to go past. When he and Artemis questioned Head Gamemaker Grimstone, he told them there was a hidden surprise on the possibility a tribute figures out a way across.
The two hosts began checking tabs on the surviving tributes. Olivine and Lionel (1) had split from the clearing and were in the south eastern sector. They watched from the safety of a couple trees as Andrei (2) and Wolvthorne (7) gathered supplies at the cornucopia. Surprisingly, Andrei was indifferent to his new ally having killed Nikita. The two debated their next move, Wolvthorne desiring to find Mortimer for revenge. Andrei admitted that while he was their biggest threat, he would have to put his grievances aside for them to survive the arena. Cameras diverted their attention to Carnelia and Logan (11) as they neared the southeastern perimeter. In close proximity was Horace (10) who was stalking them, using the trees and small mud banks as cover. Vista (3) had climbed up a tree and rested there. Wren (5) had struck up an alliance with Jassy (12) when the two crossed paths in the centre of the arena. Peggy (8) reached the northern perimeter and planted roots at the shore of the lake. John (9) had retreated west and was camouflaging himself with mud. He was nearly seen by Cat minutes into her trek west, but decided against confronting her upon seeing her sword. Artemis urged Luther to point the cameras to the District 4 tributes, which he obliged.
Mortimer had successfully distanced himself from the cornucopia. Cameras captured him diverting the supplies from one of his two backpacks into the other, discarding the empty one in the mud. It was around this time when the cannons sounded. The combined supplies included an empty water bottle, three fruit packs, a sandwich, a bundle of sturdy rope, a sleeping bag, and a small cooking pot. He was half a kilometre away from the lake’s southwest shore when he stopped walking. He turned around and asked the forest if hiding from him was really necessary. Pearl stepped out from behind a tree, asking how he knew she was there. He claimed that he spotted her dirty blonde hair poking out. He asked why she was hiding from him. Pearl asked if he was going to kill her. Mortimer was confused by this and questioned why he would kill her. Pearl defended herself by pointing out how much he hated accepting help from others and thought he would go lone wolf. Mortimer rolled his eyes, muttering “This again” under his breath. He put his right hand up and solemnly swore he wouldn’t kill her, for Gill’s sake. Pearl cautiously stepped out and thanked him. He asked what she had in her bag. She showed her contents, seeing a rain poncho, a water bottle, two apples, and a flint and steel.
Mortimer revealed his contents as well, noting the emptiness of the bottles. He suggested they continue going west, but Pearl pointed at a tall tree nearby. She said she would climb it and get a good vantage point. Mortimer didn’t object as she marched over to the tree and began climbing. While she was climbing higher, cameras noticed how antsy Mortimer was. In the commentator’s booth, Artemis said it appeared as if he was tempted to ditch her. Luther agreed with her observation, but didn’t believe he would just yet. Pearl reached seven metres in height and began surveying the arena. She reported to Mortimer that everything looked the same until she looked northwest and spotted the lake. Mortimer declared they would go there. She agreed and the two began their journey.
Out of nowhere, Pearl asked if he had anything against her father Alexander Riverstone. Mortimer claimed he didn’t and thought he was an honest working man. She retorted by asking for his reason to not accept his or anyone else’s help. Mortimer became annoyed by hearing this question for the umpteenth time, but Pearl insisted he explain. She already heard the story from Gill and wanted to hear his perspective, explaining, “After years of waitressing and hearing all the gossip, I’ve learned there is always another side.” Mortimer sighed and admitted he should’ve accepted his and Gill’s help as they had no gain in doublecrossing him. He cited his mother’s abandonment and the resulting playground bullying as the cornerstone reasons for him not trusting others. Pearl asked how old his mother was when she left, him answering six. Viewers weren’t aware of this detail and felt bad for him.
Before Pearl could press for more, the two had arrived at the lake. They noticed the murkiness of the water and surmised that it was unsafe to drink. Mortimer wondered how it was murky when it was crystal clear earlier. Pearl said she noticed the water became cloudy the second the cannons sounded, deducing that the water will become much more unsafe to drink as the death toll increases. The commentators and gamemakers were impressed with her accurate deduction but pointed out it was Jassy (12) who discovered it first though in a joking manner. Pearl however was more curious about the smell, comparing it to the sewage port at the Cardiff Cliffs. Mortimer agreed and pondered over what to do next.
Pearl climbed up another tree and spotted the stretching shoreline. Mortimer hypothesised how due to the unnatural shape and location of the lake, along with recent Hunger Games trends, there could be something in the northwestern sector on the other side. Pearl sarcastically commented, “Add a boat to the list of things we desperately need.” Mortimer’s eyes lit up and said, “Why not make our own?”, pointing out how they could construct a raft out of the sturdier trees and tie them together with rope, adding that being on the lake would keep them far from other tributes. Pearl admitted it was a good plan, but considered water as the utmost priority. When asked to test the water, Pearl gagged on the taste. Mortimer pulled out his pot and gave it to Pearl, telling her to start a fire.
Around the time Mortimer started his raft project, Cat was taking a break from all the trudging through the damp grassland. She held her only fruit pack in her fingertips and stared at it for several minutes. Viewers could tell she was speculating on whether or not to eat it. She decided against it and put it back in her backpack. She watched the still lake while licking her cracked lips to keep them moist. She dipped two of her fingers into the cloudy water and tasted the droplets. She instantly gagged and spit them out, using her sleeve to wipe her mouth. She then broke off a button from the backpack and stuck it in her mouth. Luther seemed impressed by this, educating the audience on this unique practice of preventing dry mouth.
Cat decided her break was over and stood up with supplies in tow. Suddenly, she heard voices coming from behind her. She listened carefully and recognized the voice of Olivine and Lionel (1). Cameras showed the two bypassing Andrei (2) and Wolvthorne (7) after the two journeyed north to hunt for tributes. While raiding the cornucopia, Olivine played with a pair of binoculars and spotted Pearl in the tree. The two decided to go after her. Cat frantically searched for a place to hide. There were no nearby upright trees and she didn’t have enough time to camouflage herself in the mud. So, in desperation, she burrowed her backpack in the mudbank and waded herself into the lake. Cat ducked her head underwater just in time for Olivine and Lionel to reveal themselves. Many viewers in Maximus Square were at the edge of their seats as the two careers initially began walking past Cat’s location. The situation was filled with more tension when the two stopped before moving out of sight. The two discussed their plan of confronting Pearl, knowing Mortimer is most likely with her. Lionel assured her that the two could take him together. Underwater cameras captured Cat’s face as she struggled to hold her breath. Based on the quality of the cameras’ footage, it appeared that Cat was able to overhear their conversation. Just when it looked like Cat was about to give up, the two careers finally resumed their journey west.
Cat thrust herself out of the water, taking in deep breaths. Supporters of Cat in Maximus Square breathed out in relief as well. Cat dragged herself to shore and flipped herself on her back. She laid there for a few moments catching her breath and wiping the mud off her face. When she held her arm up, she noticed a black spot on her forearm. She grabbed it, pulled it off, and turned it towards her. She instantly recognized it from its sucker and rows of teeth, straight from her studies in the fauna sector in the aquatic station. It was a black worm leech, a relatively new species introduced to the world through the crossbreeding of the European medicinal leech and the terrestrial leech. Cat’s face morphed into one of pure disgust and fright. It took all her inner strength not to scream when she looked down and counted eleven leeches on her legs and forearms. She shakily ripped the leeches off her body one by one, lip quivering as she did so. She tossed the leeches aside and crab-walked away from the shore.
Cat sat on a log for almost an hour, traumatized by the experience. After composing herself, she grabbed her backpack and was about to leave when she recalled Olivine and Lionel’s plan. Realizing Pearl and Mortimer were in danger, she pulled out her empty water bottle. Capital viewers were confused at first, expecting her to “run for the hills”. Their confusion turned to interest as Cat scooped up the leeches and put them inside her bottle along with some of the lakewater. In the commentator’s booth, Artemis was holding herself, cringing at the sight of the leeches. She wondered why Cat would pick them back up. Luther guessed she would use them either to help her allies or food, noting that the leeches were edible. Artemis squealed at the thought. As Cat was about to start moving again, a cannon sounded. It was revealed to be Vista (3) after she climbed down from her tree and decided to bathe in the river. She was also overtaken by leeches and screamed very loudly at the sight of them. Andrei (2) and Wolvthorne (7) heard her screams and found her writhing on the ground swiping at the leeches on her body. Andrei ended her suffering by plunging his sword into her head.
Two hours passed by without incident. Capital viewers still had some nuggets of tribute activity to entertain them. Carnelia and Logan (11) had successfully captured a handful of leeches and were attempting to cook them. Their stalker Horace (10) watched from nearby. The biggest area of interest was with the District 4 tributes and the approaching careers increasing the suspense in Maximus Square. While Mortimer was beginning the construction of the raft, Pearl boiled some water in the pot. She noticed her partner testing his rope on the logs he acquired and showing disappointment with it not being enough to secure the full measurements.
While the water boiled, Pearl gathered the moss growing off the trees and weaved some twine together. She tossed the twine to Mortimer and told him to test it out. She rolled her eyes at the look of skepticism on his face. She challenged him by asking why he was skeptical over some twine. Mortimer claimed he wasn’t suspicious of any malintent but was wondering why she would make it for him. Pearl simply stated, “We’re partners aren’t we?” Mortimer thanked her and tested the twine. He was satisfied with its durability and asked if she could make more. Pearl beckoned him to come to the fire. He walked over and was perplexed by the sight before him. The water still resembled the murky lake water. Pearl claimed she left the water to boil for ten minutes. Mortimer stuck his fingers taste tested it and spat it out in disgust. He said it wasn’t as bad tasting as the lakewater, but was still unsafe to drink. Frustrated, he went back to his raft while Pearl resumed making twine.
The two were unaware that Olivine and Lionel (1) were very close by and were able to pinpoint their location after hearing them talking. Lionel stepped forward and peeked his head behind a tree, ready to approach the unsuspecting Pearl. Pearl lifted her head to wipe the sweat off her face and was horrified to see him towering over her. She screamed at the top of her lungs and sprinted off not a second later. Lionel chased after her and swung his sword down toward her. Pearl shut her eyes preparing for the end, but only heard a single metallic thud. She opened her eyes to see the sword blocked by Mortimer’s trident.
Mortimer barked at Pearl to get behind him and she obeyed. Olivine made herself known brandishing a sword as well, having failed to secure a bow in the bloodbath. The arena and Maximus Square were quiet as the tributes slowly circled each other, Mortimer and Pearl taking measures to not be surrounded by their adversaries. Mortimer tried to make Olivine the closer enemy, knowing she was not nearly as experienced with a sword as Lionel. What he didn't know was she still had decent skills with the sword due to it being her "secondary weapon" that she decided to hide during training. Lionel swung first once again, his blade being caught by the trident. Olivine stepped in to strike while Mortimer was distracted. However, he spotted her and smacked her across the face with the back of the handle. She fell back into the water but before he could take advantage, Lionel went back on the offence.
The next three minutes kept the Capital at the edge of their seat. The two were evenly matched and trapped in a cycle of attack, block, and retaliation all while Pearl watched on, frozen to her spot. Lionel got his sword caught in the trident for the eighth time, but surprised everyone by twisting the blade downwards, pushing the prongs down and exposing Mortimer’s head. Lionel kept twisting in hopes Mortimer would drop his weapon, but he persisted. Just when it seemed like Mortimer was about to give up, he headbutted Lionel, dazing him long enough to free his weapon. Then in a swift motion, Mortimer thrust his trident up Lionel’s chin into his brain, sounding his cannon instantly.
Mortimer couldn’t celebrate for long as he heard Olivine charging towards him. She sliced at him in a frenzy, managing to cut his right eyebrow. She used this distraction to punch him in the face. Mortimer stumbled back a few inches, surprised by the power in her punch. Olivine brought her sword up high, ready to strike him down. Mortimer gave her a powerful uppercut, sending Olivine back three feet. The punch caused her to bite through her tongue, it falling to the ground. Olivine moaned in muffled agony at the sight of it on the floor as her mouth filled with blood. Mortimer thrust the trident in her chest. Suddenly, someone came rushing into the small clearing. It was Cat, having finally arrived to help Mortimer. She paused at the carnage laid before her and put her sword down. She said, “Guess you didn’t need help then.” Olivine’s cannon sounded seconds later.
The viewers in Maximus Square went crazy, cheering for Mortimer’s triumphant victory. In the commentator’s booth, Artemis and Luther were buzzing as well, the latter declaring this as one of the greatest fight sequences in the history of the Hunger Games. Historic documents reflected that sentiment as well. The cheering quickly died down, waiting to see his reaction to Cat’s sudden arrival. Mortimer furrowed his brows and backed her into a tree, saying, “You! You’ve been following us?!” Cat put her hands up and apologized for scaring him. She asked to at least explain herself. Pearl came to her defense and pleaded with him to hear her out. Mortimer relented and told her to spill.
Cat regaled her experiences so far, revealing the leeches’ existence and how she found them. Pearl rummaged through her things and pulled out the water bottle, but Cat warned her about the leeches inside. Pearl looked inside and identified the species, revealing they were edible. She walked towards the fire with the bottle. Cat turned back to Mortimer and told him, “I know you are reluctant to trust me, especially considering where we are. But seeing that I helped you with your training score and have something valuable to share, I think you need me as an ally.” Back in the Capital, Artemis said she admired Cat’s guts while Luther expressed interest in the dynamic they’re about to see, confident Mortimer would say yes. Mortimer looked back at Pearl inspecting the leeches, then the open backpack. He relented and accepted her invitation into the group, but warned he would end her if she did anything remotely bad.
Mortimer invited her to sit down by the campsite and go over what they learned. The small fire burnt out and Pearl was trying and failing to reignite it. Cat finally picked up on the rotten egg smell emanating throughout the arena. Mortimer noticed as well, claiming it was worse than before. Pearl asked if they noticed how it became worse the minute the careers died. The two were silent and realised she was right. Pearl speculated that not only will the water be rendered more undrinkable each death, but the smell will get worse. Cat compared the smell to the piles of feces left in Willard Alleyway by warmweed addicts and alcoholics. Mortimer suddenly had an epiphany. He realized that the rotten egg smell meant traces of flammable sulphur were present. Cat suggested they search for the source of the smell before it gets dark. The three fanned out. The search for the rotten smell garnered some moments of comedy. Viewers were laughing at the tributes picking up random objects and bringing them to their faces, left in tears at their disgusted facial expressions. It was ultimately Pearl who discovered the source, having explored the lake shore and found the source to be green algae barely touching the surface. She held her breath while collecting some and handing it to Mortimer. He wringed it off as much water as possible before shooting sparks at it with the flint and steel. After several tries, the algae ignited.
A fire was successfully crafted, and the trio resumed boiling the water. Cat speculated why boiling it wasn’t enough, recalling how it worked for Corpse Beckford in the 10th Hunger Games. Pearl suddenly squealed and stood up. One of the leeches escaped the bottle and began squirming on the ground. Mortimer picked it up and examined the creature. He noticed how sticky his fingertips were, his facing morphing into what Artemis coined as the “thinking face”. Mortimer used the tip of his trident to scrape some of the slime and thrust it into the pot. Cat was about to protest, but Mortimer recalled the species of leech and that it resided in the Rocky Shores neighborhood. He explained how the poorer citizens of District 4 would use the slime of discarded leeches to better purify dirty water. Cat commended him for noticing this and offered to ration the food for dinner. Pearl continued to create twine for the raft, but cameras noticed her constantly watching the nearby trees.
The sun was nearly out of sight and the water was still not fully purified. Mortimer was frustrated that the slime wasn’t enough. Cat told him to calm down and assured him they would figure it out. Pearl was still making twine for the raft when she cut herself with a tiny splinter entangled in the moss. Cat grabbed the first aid kit to bandage the wound before it became infected. Mortimer commented how he wasn’t aware therapists needed to know first aid. Cat responded, “Well, in a district full of addicts, you get a lot of practice.” Pearl asked her why she wanted to be a therapist like Phoebe. Cat explained how she used to be one of the young “zombies” hanging out in Willard Alleyway experimenting with new batches of warmweed. One day when she was thirteen, she had a respiratory attack. Her supposed friends were indifferent to her predicament and fled when Phoebe and peacekeeper escorts walked by. Phoebe spotted her, brought her to the hospital, and took care of her. In the commentator’s booth, Artemis was curious as to why she was dredging up traumatic experiences so nonchalantly. Luther guessed she truly moved past it and told her to keep listening. Cat further described a long conversation she had with Phoebe and how much it changed her life. After that, Cat strongly desired to get clean and was successful after nine arduous months. This was the part where Cat began to feel emotional. Cat explained that she wanted to help others get clean the same way she did, so no more kids are left to die in alleyways. She then revealed that when her mother died of an overdose, it was enough to convince her brother to get clean as well after years of begging. After years of dealing with erratic addicts, she claimed that no one scared her anymore, not even Mortimer. Mortimer apologised for being cross with her before, receiving an accepting smile in return.
While Cat bandaged Pearl’s wound, Mortimer noticed the small bottle of hydrogen peroxide. He examined it and put some droplets in the water. Suddenly, the cloudy substance in the water completely cleared. The three stared in amazement. Pearl asked who would test it first. Mortimer looked at Cat, who annoyedly said, “Fine I’ll do it.” She took a sip and said it tasted like water. After a few moments of no effect, Cat congratulated Mortimer for successfully purifying the water. Mortimer seemed really proud of himself. Suddenly, two sponsor gifts fell from the sky, one with a 4 and one with a 6. The D4 gift contained a mini chemistry kit with droppers, tiny bowls, and vials. A note attached read “I told you friends are the best - G”. The D6 bag contained a picnic of sandwiches and fruit. Pearl was ready to dig in, but Cat insisted they rest as the sun had fully set. Mortimer appeared disappointed, but admitted she was right. He volunteered to take first watch, blushing when Cat claimed he did so just to play with his new set. The two rested while Mortimer got to work purifying more water with his new kit. The portraits of the fallen were presented in the sky. The fallen included Olivine and Lionel (1), Nikita (2), Vista and Shoya (3), Terry (5), Jack (6), Laurel (7), Burlap (8), Ryetta (9), Mishti (10), and Neutron (12). This left 12 tributes remaining.
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2023.05.28 16:41 No-Cheesecake-8472 The Telegraph------ The ‘ruthless’ axeman carving out a new future for Rolls-Royce ----------- Howard Mustoe Sun, May 28, 2023 at 2:00 AM PDT

Long before green energy became de rigueur, Rolls-Royce was exploring how to generate clean power.
The engineering giant said it had reached a “significant milestone” in 2011 after successfully generating electricity from the tides. Rolls-Royce had installed a huge turbine 100ft beneath the sea near Orkney that would harness tidal power to feed the Scottish grid.
Yet shortly after the trial, the project was abandoned. It is one of many ideas that Britain’s premier engineer has tried and dropped over the years in a search for the next big thing that could transform its fortunes.
This era of experimentation now looks like it’s over. New chief executive Tufan Erginbilgic has been far more interested in shutting things down than starting them up since taking charge in January.
He has vowed to shut the company’s R2 Factory, which was set up to sell Rolls-Royce’s in-house artificial intelligence software. A Rolls-Royce direct air carbon capture project, which aimed to remove existing CO2 from the atmosphere, will also be wound down.
Rolls-Royce’s direct air carbon capture project, which aimed to remove existing CO2 from the atmosphere, will also be wound down.
Erginbilgic, who spent 20 years at BP before taking charge of Rolls-Royce, has been alarmed at the state of the business.
He called Rolls-Royce a “burning platform” when he took over, telling employees: “Every investment we make, we destroy value.”
In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Erginbilgic said Rolls-Royce’s power business, which makes diesel-burning engines for ships and generators, had been “grossly mismanaged”.
A full strategy update is expected later in the year, with more cuts expected.
Erginbilgic argues he is giving the company the tough medicine needed to turn around the business.
“Rolls-Royce has not been performing for a long, long time, it has nothing to do with Covid, let’s be very clear,” he told staff shortly after taking charge. “Given everything I know talking to investors, this is our last chance.”
Yet some believe the axeman at Rolls-Royce is going too far too fast. Erginbilgic was forced to defend his comments about the business at the company’s recent shareholder meeting, amid accusations he was making “extremely destabilising” remarks.
“That probably would not be my choice of language,” former Rolls-Royce chief Warren East says of the “burning platform” comments.
Rolls-Royce is synonymous with victorious British engineering, conjuring visions of the Merlin engines that powered Spitfire fighter planes and Lancaster bombers during the Second World War.
Today, its largest business is making large jet engines for civil aircraft. It also makes diesel engines for ships and generators, engines for warplanes, and nuclear power plants for submarines.
It is developing electric powertrains for air taxis and other light aircraft as it prepares for the shift to net zero.
The company is one of three Western manufacturers of large engines for passenger jets, the others being US engineers General Electric and Pratt & Whitney.
However, it is far smaller than its rivals. GE, which makes everything from wind turbines to nuclear power plants, is worth $110bn (£90bn). Pratt & Whitney is owned by missile and satellite maker Raytheon, which is worth $135bn. Rolls-Royce is worth just £12bn.
The British company is best understood as a challenger, argues East.
A former microchip executive who took the helm at Rolls-Royce in 2015, East spent much of his time in charge fighting fires.
During his tenure he had to deal with: production problems dogging the company’s Trent 1000 engine, which powers the Boeing Dreamliner jet; a settlement with the Serious Fraud Office over historic bribery and corruption allegations; and the pandemic, which cost the company £8bn.
Covid-19 dealt a huge blow to the company as planes using its engines were grounded. Rolls-Royce was forced to cut 9,000 jobs in 2020 and raised £5bn to shore up its balance sheet.
The succession of crises meant East had little time to address more fundamental issues.
East is sanguine about his successor’s strategy. Erginbilgic is “doing stuff, which, frankly, I would probably be doing if I was still running Rolls-Royce”, he says.
“He’s carving out his own agenda,” East says, adding: “You have to be a little bit ruthless about these things.”
Unlike its rivals, Rolls-Royce only makes the largest engines for long-haul travel rather than the smaller engines that power the short-haul workhorse planes that fly around Europe or within North America.
This has left the company struggling to recover from the impact of the pandemic. Short-haul trips have rebounded much more quickly than long-haul.
Rolls-Royce lost £1.5bn last year, though it eked out a small operating profit.
Erginbilgic argues his cuts are part of a very long process of making the company a sustainably profitable enterprise.
Nick Cunningham, an aviation analyst at Agency Partners, says: “Rolls’s core business is making Aero Engines and diesels, that's what it does.
“You don't want to be doing anything which detracts from that – attempts at pure diversification almost never work.”
While some investors have been disgruntled with Erginbilgic’s communication style, few are arguing with the new chief’s results.
Shares are up almost 50pc so far this year, including a 24pc one-day jump in February after Rolls-Royce unveiled its better-than-expected annual results.
The next business that could face the chop could be Rolls-Royce’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) business, speculates Cunningham.
The company is racing to develop an electricity generating reactor that can be factory-made but it is up against more than a dozen competitors.
Rolls-Royce has repeatedly said it is reliant on the state to place the first SMR order to kick-start the business. However, the UK government has so far dragged its feet and recently opened an international tender process.
“Frankly, it's going to take a decade or more to get a working nuclear power station, if it gets funded and ordered,” says Cunningham, “and it will inevitably get more expensive than you expected, they always do. And meanwhile, renewables are still getting cheaper.”
Rolls could choose to license the technology out instead. The margins would be smaller but this strategy would free up more resources for the bigger challenge of decarbonising its engines.
Erginbilgic’s “priority number one” must be the nuts and bolts of Rolls-Royce’s business, says Cunningham. Namely: selling jet engines and developing clean propulsion. That means costly side bets must be abandoned.
The tidal power project is a prime example of the type of experiment that Rolls-Royce will no longer indulge. It was shut down before East joined Rolls-Royce, but his team did briefly revisit the idea, he says.
Ultimately, they concluded that the product “just didn't make economic sense”.
“It’d be lovely if lots of these things did but you know, it's a business,” he says.
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2023.05.27 13:08 kittehgoesmeow What A Day: The Mock-Us Caucus by Julia Claire & Crooked Media (05/26/23)

"You know, I wasn't exactly a pale pastel. I've been bold colors." - Charisma machine Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) on Newsmax
Editor's note: We will be off on Monday for Memorial Day - see you back here on Tuesday!

Ceiling Sick

What is left to say about the debt ceiling? Unfortunately, too much!
So where do negotiations stand?
Late Friday, President Biden said a deal to resolve the debt ceiling crisis was “very close” at hand. A “compromise” may be able to be achieved, but it seems that no one would be happy about it, because any compromise involves Republicans getting the spending cuts targeted at essential programs that they want, and weakening the IRS. It seems that the majority of concessions made will be from the White House, because Republicans would rather start a global economic disaster than see anyone except the wealthy receive government subsidies. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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On Thursday night, the Indiana state Medical Licensing Board voted to reprimand Indianapolis physician Dr. Caitlin Bernard for “violating a patient’s privacy” when she told a reporter last year that she performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim from neighboring Ohio, where the state’s laws prohibited the girl from getting an abortion in the wake of the Dobbs decision. However, the board rejected accusations from Indiana’s Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita that Dr. Bernard violated state law by not reporting the child abuse to Indiana authorities, nor did they agree to Rokita’s request to suspend her medical license. Dr. Bernard has been consistent in the defense of her actions, and she told the board that she did indeed follow Indiana’s reporting requirements and hospital policy by reporting the child abuse to the hospital social workers. The girl’s rape was already being investigated by Ohio authorities. Conservative news outlets and Republican politicians falsely accused Bernard of fabricating the story, until a 27-year-old man in Columbus, OH was charged with the rape. Dr. Bernard’s attorneys maintained that she gave no identifying information about the girl that would have violated privacy laws. Thursday’s hearing lasted for 13 hours, and Bernard rejected the claim that her public discussion of a case (in which she included no identifying information) led to the misconduct allegations, saying, “I think if the attorney general, Todd Rokita, had not chosen to make this his political stunt we wouldn’t be here today.”

What Else?

A GOP-led committee in the Texas House of Representatives recommended that state attorney general and fellow Republican Ken Paxton be impeached on Thursday for a wide range of abuses of office. Paxton denounced the proceedings as “political theater” and invited his supporters to protest at the state Capitol tomorrow. January 6: Texas edition!
The Nixon Administration’s former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will turn 100 years old this weekend. 150,000 Cambodians will not. He is the last surviving member of Richard Nixon’s cabinet.
A Russian missile hit a psychiatric clinic and a veterinary clinic in eastern Ukraine on Friday, killing two people and wounding 30.
The British Cycling Federation has barred transgender women from competing in the women’s category, and the “open” category will allow male athletes, transgender women and men, and non-binary cyclists.
President of Microsoft Brad Smith said that his biggest concern regarding artificial intelligence is deep fakes, or realistic but false content, particularly videos.
A South Carolina circuit court judge temporarily halted the state’s six-week abortion ban from going into effect until it is reviewed by the state Supreme Court.

What In The World?

In the West Bank, more than three million Palestinians live under Israeli military occupation, where deadly raids have long been carried out with regularity. But now, under the most right-wing government in Israeli history, incursions have increasingly been executed during the day and in densely-populated urban areas. According to the United Nations, 108 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem as of May 15, twice as many as at the same point last year, and at least 19 were children. One of the most shocking recent attacks occurred on March 16, just days before the start of the holy month of Ramadan in the city of Jenin. That day, undercover Israeli forces carried out an operation targeting two Palestinian militants, but also killed 14-year-old Omar Awadin, who was one of at least 16 Palestinian civilians in the area, none of whom were armed. After The Washington Post viewed footage from multiple area security cameras, the raid appears to violate the international ban on extrajudicial killings. The Post shared its findings with international law experts, all of whom said the raid qualifies as a violation of extrajudicial killing prohibitions.

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On Friday, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration stripped Morris & Dickinson Co.—one of the country’s largest drug distributors—of its license to sell highly-addictive painkillers after an investigation determined that the company chose not to flag thousands of suspicious orders when the opioid crisis was ravaging swaths of America.
Jessica Watkins, a member of the far-right Oath Keepers, was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison on Friday for her role in the January 6 insurrection.
Another member of the Oath Keepers, Kenneth Harrelson, was sentenced to four years in prison today. At least all of his buddies will be there with him!


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2023.05.27 10:32 travellingwings east coast vacation spots

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2023.05.27 01:30 LumpyLaw9061 I know you

I know you, you are the left circle of famous big brother, open mouth must mention a certain someone, mention the group will be called your group, the group of theoretical level of concern to the extreme, Lacan Zizek Aldu Selangsier Badiou Agan Ben is your ideological guide, everything is used to criticize the post-Marx, look at many can not save the common interest you began to worry about the future of the left circle, think the post-modern revolution has been hopeless, so came to the nearest Michelin restaurant ordered a medium rare tomahawk steak, by the way open their own Huawei 13promax far peak blue with WeChat elegant fingertip rotation to their own resentful species of national male old dad sent a sentence: "I have no money" so your bureaucratic father fire to send you 5000, you accept the transfer, the Satisfied with the intention to continue to buy the next imported Vaseline ointment night to Hilton Garden to study the archaeological out of the birth control supplies during the Cultural Revolution. Only, that night you waited in the hotel for a night to see the express delay So you completely become a Machiavellian junior high school Annacchyonism Yuyu bureaucratic family self-harm + international school + Nietzschean philosophy chanting hanging people proficient in P society games + Wen Ai brain people + online love + TNO bewitched secondary Stalinist preference for Western horses post-modern psychoanalysis check components virtual country proficient in German Russian and tno super event pre-liberal identifier social democratic identifier + Kautsky + un Akiko fan + committee communism + structuralism Marx + Foucault + Baudrillard + Sartre Zizek + Trotskyist + proficient in the history of the Spanish Civil War + proficient in modern European history + homosexuality + word game enthusiast + love game enthusiast + fps game enthusiast + proficient in the history of the German Social Democratic Party + Lassalist + labor unionist + ace songbird filler covers + net left group management + key political fan group management + qq group rules advocates + qq group democratic elections + fan group cliques + virtual state management + three worlds cutting + light mania + broken medicine + breakfast pie + Comrade Xiao Wang + Aristotle advocates + consumerism criticism + Heidegger + Benjamin and Adorno's negative dialectic + Slavic neo-paganism + Wittgenstein + Debo landscape society + Saussure + cyber psychosis + identity politics identity + Linguistic enthusiasts + Phenomenological studies + Gramscian cultural hegemony + Reformation + Anglicanism + Neoplatonists + Shankara pedestrian identifiers + History of the Communist movement + Maoists + Dawai + Pantheism + Spinozaism + Critique of the state ideological apparatus + Multi-layered determinism + Cynicism + Dog-intellectualism + Anti-Semitism + Hitchcock + Panekuk + New Left + Camus + Existentialism + Plekhanov Socialism + Neo-Kantianism + Agamben + David Harvey + Negri + Marcuse + Lukács + Deconstructionism + Poststructuralism + Catholic Socialism + Skepticism + Anti-Logocentrism + Deleuze + Derrida + Rancière + Mascheret + Archaeology of Knowledge + Frem + Catholic Social-Democratic Reformed Christian Anarchism + Anarchist Individualism + Hammarske + Lefebvre + Levinas + Genealogy + Barth + Bourdieu + 68 years of spirit, but Leningrad is still in the middle of the white night + quitting addiction + Internet book club + Internet communism achieved + mastery of the game of chess + 15 years old first communist fighter with 20 people armed revolution + British natural theology + rational deduction + first principles advocated + the grave of the dead in Ukraine, but your uncle died in the factory
Finally, you were violently beaten offline by people wearing Marxian headgear because of the violent theory, and indignantly withdrew from the network to return to your family, but after a year, you couldn't resist again.
You are now a famous v in the forensic circle, into the group with its own traffic, go out with its own aura, can speak eloquently about all international politics, will play a full game of chess in foreign conflicts, will believe in the state every time, will think that democracy is not Coca-Cola, every country is the same, and then attract countless people flock, you are convinced that it must be the quality of many people is not in place to cause the people's wisdom is not yet open, although in you saw the city police smashed some old people The stall has a touch of surprise, but you think about it and understand that this is a necessary initiative to create a civilized city, you persistently fight in the bluebird and Ab and hate the country party, each time with a different expression bag to show your patriotic enthusiasm. But you return home to see your parents are packing their bags, saying that they lost the political struggle so the embezzlement of workers' severance pay years ago was exposed, the east window called you to go together, you only panicked to pack your bags ready to fly to San Francisco, but you drove to the airport to find more than a dozen people in your once the car came around, you just completely become an accelerationist postmodern deconstructionist structuralist post-structuralist post Marxism positive horse progressive egalitarianism to pseudo-motherly dictatorship Stella Seibei Ichikai into the customs study extreme militarism Cincinnatus spirit of the Finnish White Guard military government Franco's legacy of the Spanish National Labour Corpsism Sorrelite neo-paganism Aryan Nations Great Revival One Drop of Blood principle of human purification theory geocentric Nazi supporters (2 years old) Finally you are planning to withdraw from the network. Now full of mouth is to build political circle of black words, real life friends and family take you as imbecile, the most basic ideology morphological impulse The most basic awareness of the shape of the conflict can not be done. You originally thought that the construction of the political are similar to their own, did not expect to be the system of the noble school. Now you spend all day except reading scriptures to the book is in the group Bianjing, day and night qq group Zhihu b station back and forth high intensity Bianjing, home out of what big things do not care but care about the great cause of those Bianjing. Chatting with girls is not more than five sentences but reciting the scriptures endlessly. Dress up are not, usually go out are a dress, wallpaper song list all Kang Mi, every day in the posting bar NetEase cloud high intensity patrol to see who is "capitalist". You've gone off the deep end, and if you don't move towards "reality", you'll become the Mr. Tree in the eyes of your relatives and friends. Religious ideological fervor can indeed compensate for your absence, but not for long, you intend to alabaster, good death good death (14 years old)
You are reincarnated as a virtual Napoleon, conquering the four corners of Cyberspace, only for the truth of that impossible existence of the individual. You exhausted your mind, but fell into the dead end of agnosticism, self-proclaimed rationalist but is nothing more than a pan-dog of consumerism, sad and pathetic
After reading the philosophical brain upgrade, you become a cyber hippie, but feel less than in quantum capitalism to combat like in the premise of the dissolution of the grand narrative to discover micro-politics + post-Marxism + cultural Marx + feminist Marxism + Marx of development theory + late Lukács + Frankfurt School + Habermas + ecological Marxism + everyday critique of life in urban society + exclusion metaphysics + theistic Marxism + Gutierrez's liberation theology + the hippies of semitone Marxism + the emergence of the momentary consciousness of construalism + Eastern European neo-Marxism + structuralist Marxist methodology + post-Hegelian vulgar ideologists + the dissolution of subjectivity landscapeism consumerist culture finds itself in relations of reproduction irrationalism and a priori self and self and self as of being Marx and subjectivity and being is perceived left-wing ideology and culture of the young family thug with a girlfriend of the left man of the anti-Rogers centrism of the difference of the nothing of the being of the fickle little king ideologists born and your favorite girlfriend of the modern school of socialist eastern Marxism, you of course want to see the skyscrapers with your girlfriend, after all that is the holy writ of communism.
But so what, you surf the Internet, addicted to consumerism does not intervene, however you can still be a monk dictatorship military state Comey a mutual aid swarmism post-modern critical view of Lacan Zizek Sigma / positive horse researcher doubling as a Hoxhaism Stalinist supporters but endorsed the constant revolutionary theory of the Committee Communism doubling as anarchist warriors and support social democratic reformism fraternity humane free trade plus a degree of authoritarian The political fact is that we still feel that the imperial system of the bull and support the country as a whole great Miles of State Fascist supporters also serve as the authentic Hisodian national community racial purification theory Burgundian monism original sin theory pure Christianity Great Patriarch Lightning Return hopefuls secretly transmitted spicy imperial state religion faith ideas faithful believers.
The idea is not originally there, but you kneel down, the idea comes 
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2023.05.27 00:27 Reddit-and-gettit What do these percentages mean?

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2023.05.26 21:49 ASRandASR Speculation on potential Slowly new stamps for July + Statistics about June

A new June 2023 slowly stamps batch has just been released, and we can start counting the results of the post I made the last month.

How are the results going?

Not too good, we only got 22 new stamps, even less than May batch, which was a huge step back.

How many ideas became stamps?

In the post I considered 7 categories:

So the total is: 19 out of 152, 12% ↗
The feedback site includes also more premium stamp ideas, but there are so many ideas that I can't make a statistic about them. Even though it's important to remember the Slowly team released 3 premium stamps.

Is this a good result or not?

Well, I proposed 8 of these 22 stamps, so I'm quite satisfied. Even though the results are still very low, there have been a huge increase in proposal of new events and this explains why most of the new stamps are from this category. The categories we considered above mostly increased and non decreased, so the Slowly team is probably starting to take the ideas more into consideration though.
The total of ideas is still huge, they won't make 152 stamps each month of course, also because the ideas we make are not all good ones. But in my opinion I expected lots of more stamps. I'm happy for some great new stamps, but some of the best ideas weren't chosen unfortunately.

What's the best time to propose a stamp?

Let's see again this statistic!
5 stamps were proposed in 2022, 12 more were posted in of April (4 of them after my post on Reddit).
Obviously I only considered stamps specifically for June. What the best time to add such suggestions? Well, surprisingly this time was around April 25, exactly one month before the batch release.

What can we do now?

Let's wait for the next month!
I tried to arrange a list for the potential new entries, this is merely speculation, but some of these will become new stamps in July. So keep an eye on this subreddit if you would love to see one of the followings! The lists are subject to changes, feel free to comment or send me a DM if you find anything more.
Note: clicking on the links will brought you on the feedback site, to know more about those proposals!


Commemorative free Regional possible releases:

Global, international day potential releases:

(feedback site doesn’t accept this kind of requests, but Slowly team is still releasing these stamps)

Locations stamps proposals for countries that currently have 0 stamps

(may come out in the future), you can also vote for them to make the Slowly team consider more these ideas:
There are also lots of great ideas for dependencies and territories, you can check them on the feedback site!

We could also see more European Castles, they could include:

Premium single stamps and achievements currently under review and in progress:

Premium sets under review and in progress:

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2023.05.26 04:21 Ok-Sell8596 Well, what do we think? Is medicine in Canada still a go or no? Long read, but one of a kind! :)

Hi everyone,
I have been perusing the reddit premedcanada page for quite some time now. I'm rooting for all of you! And now it's my turn to share my unfortunate academic story in hopes of receiving some very critical and insightful feedback. Please be nice! But I will accept harsh criticism, I need to gain an outsider's perspective on my situation. I appreciate all your input! :)
The situation: In short, I have had undiagnosed combined type ADHD since January 2023. With this, I had immense academic struggles throughout high school (failing classes, lack of motivation, depression, anxiety, familial concerns..etc.) that led me to retain those habits through my early years of university. I managed to graduate high school (2017) with an average grade. I entered my home province's university for general science that fall and instantly fell back into the trap of ADHD tendencies on top of persistent depression and anxiety that I was in denial about. I'm talking, failed classes, withdrawals from classes, academic probation, you name it, the scariest letters you could find on your transcript, I had them! It came to a point where I received a letter of mandatory withdrawal because I couldn't manage to raise my average after being on probation. for an extended period of time. This occurred in November-December 2019. Needless to say, I was extremely distraught but I wasn't surprised, I knew that there was something incredibly wrong with me despite my willingness and undeniable urge to learn, but I simply didn't know where to begin, I had it engrained in my head since high school that I was not destined to learn, it wasn't in me and there is no hope in sight for my academic future (this was also heavily pressed upon my parents, there was not a chance that their daughter was suffering silently, she was just stupid for a lack of better words..). I had the chance to take a recovery program at the school or leave and come back later during the year but I wanted nothing to do with this university anymore, I wanted a fresh slate. And in comes the beginning of a very harrowing road. This is going to be a long one!!
With COVID falling through shortly after the withdrawal, I was soul-searching for alternatives. I have siblings in the UK who completed medical studies and have stayed there ever since graduating. I knew I wanted to pursue a degree closely related to medicine so I ultimately went for an honours program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buckingham. The catch? It's an accelerated two-year program. Seems appealing right? No, it was the worst two years of my life. Needless to say, the first year was decent because it was online (minus the 2am start times), and the second year I had to physically be present in the UK. In a few words, because I may consider starting another thread on this subject alone, the program was new, they wanted international money, they failed us consistently, there were 10 of us remaining, they kept failing us, and we were down to 5 and then I left because of the circumstances and then only 2 graduated. That should be enough information to derive an opinion on this "institution".. All in all, it was a scam. Somehow, according to WES, I managed to attain B+'s in all of my courses taken there leaving me with a 3.33 GPA. Once I processed the trauma, I was urged by my family to go down to SGU in the Caribbean. As a side note, my mother became a physician at 22 back in Eastern Europe back in the day and she simply cannot bear to look at her almost 24-year-old daughter not being a doctor as well so naturally her instinct is to push me to finish everything as soon as possible, leading me to my next global adventure!!
In August 2022, I went to SGU to enter their 5yr MD program. The first year is still considered pre-med and after completing the preliminary year, you are able to matriculate into the first year of the 4yr MD program. To preface, I absolutely knew what I was getting myself into when I agreed to go to the Caribbean.. and I faced the consequences. I'll tell you this though, I never took Ochem or any proper chemistry courses and I managed to get an 80% in Biochemistry at SGU so there's my little ounce of pride. Regardless, everything else was a gong show. I never spent so much time sweating and sweating more from anxiety-induced reasons. It was not enjoyable. Although, I genuinely admired some of my professors and the curriculum was very thorough, but unfortunately, I could not meet their 80% minimum passing grade at the end of the term and I was also dismissed.. I had a 75% because of a poor final score that set me back overall. I had the option of staying to complete the courses but after what I went through on the island, and having to pay another three down payments on a home for non-guaranteed success, I decided enough is enough. It is time for me to finally finish my degree.
After a period of enlightenment and some more inner work, I came to the consensus to finish my degree at a recognized (keyword) and reputable (another very important word) university in Canada. I applied to a number of universities across the country and eventually settled on one out East. As I had time off from January to May, I studied (loosely) for the MCAT that I am scheduled to sit this August. Every class I took to date except physics has prepared me for the exam and I would like to sit it for the first round this summer so I will still have plenty of time to prepare for another round next year. At this lovely new school that I am so thrilled to be a part of, I have decided to study Ocean Sciences! It is very far off from what I have been studying but I truly don't think I would have the heart to do any more Biochemical/Human Bioscience in an undergraduate degree. Plus, I am right in the ocean, what better place to study the sea than here! And I know that if worse comes to worst, I will be content with pursuing this career further if need be.
I mention self-work and awareness quite a bit, and I am very proud of the successes I have earned in the last two years compared to where I was prior. I put in a load of effort into completing my courses, but most notably, I finally got diagnosed with ADHD earlier this year. It has been both a relief, a learning curve and anger. I imagine how much more stronger and resilient I could have been throughout high school and university, and in turn I wouldn't have created this mess I am in. Nonetheless, all is in the past and I must keep putting one foot in front of the other!
So, back to my original question: Is applying to medicine in Canada still a possibility? Well, if I manage to stay on top of my timeline, I should be set to graduate in the Winter or Spring of 2025 (I transferred into the second year). Naturally, I have a few concerns and I will list them below:
1) The biggest one, my academic past. Failures if you will.. Do you reckon these will be calculated into my total GPA by the committees? I know that the schools vary, but regardless they will see these scores and possibly add them into consideration.
2) My home province is Saskatchewan so it is my hope that being a resident might give me the upper hand - what are the chances for OOP if I manage to attain a high GPA and MCAT score?
3) Will the universities frown upon me for having attended four universities and taking many years to complete my degree?
Here are my statistics to date:
University #1 GPA: somewhere between 2 and 2.3 I believe. It was around 57 percent. Yikes.
University #2 GPA: 3.33 (USA version)
University #3 GPA: 2.45 (USA version)
University #4 GPA: not yet available but a 3.7-8 looks promising as of now!
- plenty of volunteering in all areas (medicine, non-medicine, arts, Red Cross, SJA, hospitals..)
- one research publication for Obstetrics and Gynecology via USask Med from 2019-2020.
- observership and assistance in rural medicine in Ukraine
- shadowing for Family Medicine and Gastroenterology
- worked at a medical clinic since 2016
- TA for a science class
- Kinesiology women's BBall trainer
- competitive Latin dance
- classical piano/opera trained
- Biomed student rep
- Surgical Society rep
- some new clubs and societies
I think there are some more things but that is basically the bulk of it, I loved/love taking part in activities and hobbies outside of my daily scope of learning so I am always searching for more ECs to boost my interest!
I believe that covers just about everything about my academic life. It's a treacherous one.. I fall into miserable sulking traps sometimes because of it. It's hard to see myself as that person once before and how horribly she has messed up her potential for success in the future. I am open to international options such as Ireland or the UK (not the Caribbean, please don't even say the word) but I would of course much prefer to stay in-province or in Canada for that matter due to financial concerns.
Thank you for interacting with this post! It would mean so much to me to hear other people's advice and thoughts. My situation is unique (I think) and I haven't been able to receive any form of true guidance that caters to my scenario. I hope that in a few years' time, I can come back to this post with a positive update! Whether that's being an accepted medical student somewhere in the world or pursuing an alternative career path that also brings me joy.
Lots of love :)
TL;DR: I screwed up my early years of school and university due to undiagnosed ADHD, attended four different universities, and I want to apply to Canadian medical schools eventually.
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2023.05.25 20:18 DiscoverDurham Things to Do in Durham this Weekend (May 25-28)

Check out our full Durham events calendar.
If you'd like to add an event to our calendar, submit an event here. Please check with the event organizers to see if events change due to weather. Have a great weekend!

Venue Weekend Schedules

Events at The Pinhook
Events at The Fruit
Live Music at Blue Note Grill
Events at Moon Dog Meadery
Live Music at Sharp 9 Gallery
Events at Arcana
Events at Rubies on Five Points
Events at Durty Bull Brewing Company
Live Comedy at Mettlesome
Events at Boxyard RTP
Events at Glass Jug Beer Lab in RTP
Events at Glass Jug Beer Lab in Downtown Durham

Multi-Day Event

Memorial Day Remembrance Event at Bennett Place State Historic Site

Local Sports

ACC Baseball Tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Carolina Flyers at Durham County Memorial Stadium

Thursday, May 25

Durham Night Market at American Tobacco Campus
Thirsty Thursdays at Dashi
Accessing Nature: Dispelling Myths and Opening Doors at the Nasher
Vinyl Night with DJ Deckades at Gizmo Brew Works
Boulders & Brews Meetup at Triangle Rock Club - Durham
Trivia Night w/Big Slow Tom at Clouds Brewing Brightleaf Square

Friday, May 26

Tasting at Ten at Counter Culture Coffee
Mallarme Music Concert: Bach Lit at Durham Arts Council PSI Theater

Saturday, May 27

Durham Farmers’ Market at Durham Central Park
South Durham Farmers' Market at Greenwood Commons Shopping Center
parkrun Durham at Southern Boundaries Park
Walk for the Animals at Duke East Campus
Mystic Memorial Day at Mystic Farm and Distillery
Crafternoons at Gizmo Brew Works
Taste of Soul NC (Variety Edition) at Durham Central Park

Sunday, May 28

Al Strong Presents Jazz Brunch at Alley Twenty Six
Public Tour at Duke Chapel
Trivia at Navigator Beverage Co.

Running Art Exhibits

In Ecstasy, I Call Your Name So I Won’t Forget By Kennedi Carter at Pop Box Gallery
Exhibits at 21c Museum Hotel
“Extra-Spectral” at the Durham Art Guild Truist Gallery
Donna Stubbs, Featured Artist at 5 Points Gallery
Chieko Murasugi & Renzo Ortega at Craven Allen Gallery
Spirit in the Land at the Nasher
Andy Warhol: You Look Good in Pictures at the Nasher
Art of Peru at the Nasher
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2023.05.25 16:21 autotldr One of Rwanda's most wanted genocide suspects arrested in South Africa after 22 years on run

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 19%. (I'm a bot)
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - One of the most wanted suspects in Rwanda's genocide, a man suspected of orchestrating the killing of more than 2,000 people, has been arrested in South Africa after 22 years on the run, a special tribunal set up by the United Nations said Thursday.
The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals said Fulgence Kayishema was arrested Wednesday in Paarl, a small town in a wine-making region about 30 miles east of Cape Town.
He was captured in a joint operation by the tribunal's fugitive tracking team and South African authorities, the tribunal said.
More than 800,000 people were killed in Rwanda's genocide, which took place over the course of three months in 1994 when ethnic Hutus turned on the minority Tutsis, slaughtering them and moderate Hutus who tried to protect them.
Kayishema was indicted by the U.N.'s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 2001 and charged with genocide, complicity in genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide and crimes against humanity for killings and other crimes.
The tribunal said he is alleged to have organized the killings of more than 2,000 ethnic Tutsi refugees - men, women and children - at a Catholic church during the genocide.
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2023.05.25 12:09 Suspicious-Desk-711 Illicium Verum Market Set to Witness Explosive Growth by 2033

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2023.05.25 02:18 Vaibhav2247 Chance me for around 20 colleges (description)

Note: A current graduating junior, application is for next year. Some stats are predictions
Demographics: Indian Male
Origin: RDU, North Carolina
Intended Major: Geography/GIS, aiming to switch to CS, Statistics, or Economics (for schools that allow switch)
GPA: 3.8/4 and 4.65/5
Class Rank: Around the top 50 of a class with 600 people
SAT/ACT: 1530/34
AP Exams: (all above 4)- AP World History- AP US Gov/Politics- AP Compsci Principles- AP Psychology- AP Macroeconomics (self-study)- AP Microeconomics (self-study)- AP Human Geography (self-study)- AP Environmental Science- AP US History- AP Statistics- AP Language- AP Computer Science A- AP European History (self-study)- AP Comparative Gov (self-study)- AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based- AP Physics C: Mechanics- AP Calculus AB/BC- AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based- AP Physics C: E&M (self-study)
- Several coding internships
- 2 paid GIS Internships
- Research Intern at NC State and UNC Chapel Hill
- Team USA for several international geography competitions
- National geography bee champion in Junior Varsity and Varsity Divisions
- Nationals in NAQT and History Bowl
- Over 22k in scholarships from winning competitions in geography, quizbowl, history bowl, and CS
- Started a large nonprofit in the area aimed at improving living standards
- State and national competitive violin player, on the board for several music nonprofits
- Director of a geography nonprofit organization
- Educational content creator on Youtube, Spotify, Instagram, and TikTok
- Self-taught nearly 20 programming languages, fluent in about half of them
- Competed in USACO and several hackathons
- Published research in geography and economics
- Over 200+ volunteering hours throughout high school
- Several computer science and GIS certifications/degrees on MOOC (Coursera, EDX)
- Play varsity tennis and state ranked in chess (1850 ELO)
- Involved in many cultural events in the area
- Math, social studies, and coding tutoteacher
- Founder of school Geography/History Club and Philosophy Club
- Leadership in Model UN, Speech and Debate, History Bowl, Quizbowl, South Asian, TedEd, Computing
Applied to:
- Didn't get good grades over freshman and sophomore year (a couple of B's and one C)
- Have since made up for those grades with dual enrollment classes at a local community college as much as I could, but my GPA and class rank could have been much higher
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2023.05.24 19:06 Jacques_Ellul ‘Terror can rule absolutely only over men who are isolated. Isolation and impotence (the fundamental inability to act at all) have always been characteristic of tyrannies. Isolation is pre-totalitarian.’

Excerpts from 3 related works that have been on my mind lately. That much of this remains unknown combined with how closely aspects of the description trace to the present profoundly disturb me.
Hitler's American Model,’ James Whitman
In 1952 the Austrian police chief in Salzburg asked the American Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) )whether it still sought Adolf Eichmann’s arrest. …An Israeli intelligence operative, was hunting Eichmann and was offering a large reward. In a memo to Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, the CIC noted that its mission no longer included the apprehension of war criminals, and “it is also believed that the prosecution of war criminals is no longer considered of primary interest to U.S. Authorities.” On these grounds, the Army should advise the Salzburg police that Eichmann was no longer sought. But in view of Eichmann’s reputation and the interest of other countries [Israel] in apprehending him, it might be a mistake to show lack of interest. So the CIC recommended confirming continuing U.S. interest in Eichmann.
A ruthless program of eugenics, designed to build a “healthy” society, free of hereditary defects, was central to Nazi ambitions in the 1930s. Soon after taking power, the regime passed a Law to Prevent the Birth of the Offspring with Hereditary Defects, and by the end of the decade a program of systematic euthanasia that prefigured the Holocaust, including the use of gassing, was under way. We now know that in the background of this horror lay a sustained engagement with America’s eugenics movement. In his 1994 book, historian Stefan Kühl created a sensation by demonstrating that there was an active back-and-forth traffic between American and Nazi eugenicists until the late 1930s, indeed that Nazis even looked to the United States as a “model.”
During the interwar period the United States was not just a global leader in assembly-line manufacturing and Hollywood popular culture. It was also a global leader in “scientific” eugenics, led by figures like the historian Lothrop Stoddard and the lawyer Madison Grant, author of the 1916 racist best-seller ‘The Passing of the Great Race’; or, ‘The Racial Basis of European History.’ These were men who promoted the sterilization of the mentally defective and the exclusion of immigrants who were supposedly genetically inferior. Their teachings filtered into immigration law not only in the United States but also in other Anglophone countries: Britain, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand all began to screen immigrants for their hereditary fitness. Kühl demonstrated that the impact of American eugenics was also strongly felt in Nazi Germany, where the works of Grant, Stoddard, and other American eugenicists were standard citations.
To be sure, there are, here again, ways we may try to minimize the significance of the eugenics story. American eugenicists, repellant though they were, did not advocate mass euthanasia, and the period when the Nazis moved in their most radically murderous direction, at the very end of the 1930s, was also the period when their direct links with American eugenics frayed. In any case, eugenics, which was widely regarded as quite respectable at the time, was an international movement, whose reach extended beyond the borders of both the United States and Nazi Germany.
The global history of eugenics cannot be told as an exclusively German–American tale. But the story of Nazi interest in the American example does not end with the eugenics of the early 1930s; historians have carried it into the nightmare years of the Holocaust in the early 1940s as well. It is here that some of the most unsettling evidence has been assembled, as historians have shown that Nazi expansion eastward was accompanied by invocations of the American conquest of the West, with its accompanying wars on Native Americans. This tale, by contrast with the tale of eugenics, is a much more exclusively German–American one.
The Nazis were consumed by the felt imperative to acquire Lebensraum, “living space,” for an expanding Germany that would engulf the territories to its east, and “[f]or generations of German imperialists, and for Hitler himself, the exemplary land empire was the United States of America.” In Nazi eyes, the United States ranked alongside the British, “to be respected as racial kindred and builders of a great empire”: both were “Nordic” polities that had undertaken epic programs of conquest.
Indeed as early as 1928 Hitler was speechifying admiringly about the way Americans had “gunned down the millions of Redskins to a few hundred thousand, and now keep the modest remnant under observation in a cage”; and during the years of genocide in the early 1940s Nazi leaders made repeated reference to the American conquest of the West when speaking of their own murderous conquests to their east. Historians have compiled many quotes, from Hitler and others, comparing Germany’s conquests, and its program of extermination, with America’s winning of the West. They are quotes that make for chilling reading, and there are historians who try to deny their significance. But the majority of scholars find the evidence too weighty to reject: “The United States policy of westward expansion,” as Norman Rich forcefully concludes, for example, “in the course of which the white men ruthlessly thrust aside the ‘inferior’ indigenous populations, served as the model for Hitler’s entire conception of Lebensraum.”
Propaganda and Free Thought,’ Bertrand Russell
“Teaching, more even than most other professions, has been transformed during the last hundred years from a small, highly skilled profession concerned with a minority of the population, to a large important branch of the public service. …any teacher in the modern world…is made sharply aware that it is not his function to teach what he thinks, but to instill such beliefs and prejudices as are thought useful by his employers.
In former days a teacher was expected to be a man of exceptional knowledge or wisdom, to whose words men would do well to attend. In antiquity, teachers were not an organized profession, and no control was exercised over what they taught. It is true that they were often punished afterwards for their subversive doctrines. Socrates was put to death and Plato is said to have been thrown into prison…[A teacher’s function is] to instill what he can of knowledge and reasonableness into the process of forming public opinion. In antiquity he performed this function unhampered except by occasional spasmodic and ineffective interventions of tyrants or mobs. In the middle ages teaching became the exclusive prerogative of the Church, with the result that there was little progress either intellectual or social. With the Renaissance, the general respect for learning brought back a very considerable measure of freedom to the teacher. …Institutions such as universities largely remained in the grip of the dogmatists, with the result that most of the best intellectual work was done by independent men of learning. In England, especially, until near the end of the 19th century, hardly any men of first-rate eminence except Newton were connected with universities. But the social system was such that this interfered little with their activities or their usefulness.
In our more highly organized world we face a new problem. Something called education is given to everybody, usually by the State, but sometimes by the Churches. The teacher has thus become, in the vast majority of cases, a civil servant obliged to carry out the behest of men who have not his learning, who have no experience of dealing with the young, and whose only attitude towards education is that of the propagandist. …Where these evils prevail no man can teach unless he subscribes to a dogmatic creed which few people of free intelligence are unlikely to accept sincerely. …He must carefully abstain from speaking his mind on current events. So long as he is teaching only the alphabet and the multiplication table, as to which no controversies arise…official dogmas do not necessarily warp his instruction; but even while he is teaching these elements he is expected, in totalitarian countries, not to employ the methods which he thinks most likely to achieve the scholastic result, but to instill fear, subservience and blind obedience by demanding unquestioned submission to his authority. And as soon as he passes beyond the bare element, he is obliged to take the official view on all controversial questions. The result is that the young in Nazi Germany became, and Russia became, fanatical bigots, ignorant of the world outside their own country, totally unaccustomed to free discussion, and not aware that their opinions can be questioned without wickedness.
This state of affairs, as bad as it is, would be less disastrous than it is if the dogmas instilled were, as in medieval Catholicism, universal and international; but the whole conception of an international culture is denied by the modern dogmatists, who preached one creed in Germany, another in Italy, another in Russia and yet another in Japan. In each of these countries fanatical nationalism was what was most emphasized in the teaching of the young, with the result that the men of one country have no common ground with the men of another, and that no conception of a common civilisation stands in the way of warlike ferocity. …There is a widespread belief that nations are made strong by uniformity of opinion and by the suppression of liberty. One hears it said over and over again that democracy weakens a country in war…It is obvious that organized party spirit is one of the greatest dangers of our time. In the form of nationalism it leads to wars between nations, and in other forms it leads to civil war.
…Teachers are more than any other class the guardians of civilization. …The thing above all, that a teacher should endeavor to produce in his pupils if democracy is to survive, is the kind of tolerance that springs from an endeavor to understand those who are different from ourselves. It is perhaps a natural impulse to view with horror and disgust all manners and customs different from those to which we are used. Ants and savages put strangers to death. And those who have never traveled either physically or mentally find it difficult to tolerate the queer ways and outlandish beliefs of other nations and other times, other sects and other political parties. …in every country nationalistic feeling is encouraged, and school children are taught, what they are only too ready to believe, that the inhabitants of other countries are morally and intellectually inferior to those of the country in which the school children happen to reside. Collective hysteria is encouraged instead of being discouraged, and the young are encouraged to believe what they hear frequently said rather than what there is some rational ground for believing. No one would consent in our day to subject the medical men to the control of non medical authorities as to how they should treat their patients, except of course where they depart criminally from the purpose of medicine, which is to cure the patient. The teacher is a kind of medical man whose purpose is to cure the patient of childishness, but he is not allowed to decide for himself on the basis of experience what methods are most suitable to this end.
The Origins of Totalitarianism,’ Hannah Arendth
‘Education [in the concentration camps] consists of discipline, never of any kind of instruction on an ideological basis, for the prisoners have for the most part, slave like souls.’ -Henrick Himler
Totalitarian propaganda perfects the techniques of mass propaganda, but it neither invents them nor originates their themes. These were prepared for them by fifty years of the rise of imperialism and disintegration of the nation state, when the mob entered the science of european politics. Like the earlier mob leaders, the spokesman for totalitarian movements possessed an unerring instinct for anything that ordinary party propaganda or public opinion did not care for or dare to touch. Everything hidden, everything passed over in silence, because of major significance, regardless of its own intrinsic importance. The mob really believed that ruth was whatever respectable society had hypocritical passed over, or covered up with corruption.
Mysteriousness as such became the first criterion for the choice of topics…since the middle 1930s, one mysterious world conspiracy has followed another…The effectiveness of this kind of propaganda demonstrates one of the chief characteristics of modern masses. They do not believe in anything visible, in the reality of their own experience; they do not trust their eyes and ears but only their imaginations, which may be caught by anything that is at once universal and consistent in itself. What convinces masses are not facts, and not even invented facts, but only the consistency of the system of which they presumably apart.
When a man is faced with the alternative of betraying and thus murdering his friends or of sending his wife and children, for, whom he is in every sense responsible, to their death; when even suicide would mean the immediate murder of his own family–how is he to decide? The alternative is no longer between good and evil, but between murder and murder. Who could solve the moral dilemma of the Greek mother, who was allowed by the Nazis to choose which of her three children should be killed?
Through the creation of condition under which conscience ceases to be adequate and to do good becomes utterly impossible, the consciously organized complicity of all men in the crimes of totalitarian regimes is extended to the victims and thus made really total. Camp inmates were made responsible for a large part of the administration, thus confronting them with the hopeless dilemma whether to send their friends to their death, or to help murder other men who happened to be strangers…forcing them to behave like murderers. The point is not only that hatred is diverted from those who are guilty but that the distinguishing line between persecutor and persecuted, between the murderer and his victim, is constantly blurred.
Once the moral person has been killed, the one thing that still prevents men from being made into a living corpse is the differentiation of the individual, his unique identity. …this part of the human person, precisely because it depends so essentially on nature and on forces that cannot be controlled by the will, is the hardest to destroy. The methods of dealing with this uniqueness of the human person are numerous. They begin with the monstrous conditions in the transports to the camps, when hundreds of human beings are packed into a cattle car stark naked, glued to each other, and shunted back and forth over the countryside for days on end; they continue upon arrival at the camp, the well-organized shock of the first hours, the shaving of the head, the grotesque camp clothing; and they end in the utterly unimaginable tortures so gauged as not to kill the body, at any event not quickly. The aim of all these methods, in ay case, is to manipulate the human body–with its infinite possibilities of suffering–in such a way as to make it destroy the human person as inexorably as do certain mental diseases of organic origin.
It is here that the utter lunacy of the entire process becomes most apparent. When the SS took over the camp the old bestiality gave way to an absolutely cold and systematic destruction of human bodies, calculated to destroy human dignity; death was avoided or postponed indefinitely. The camps were no longer amusement parks for beasts in human form. That is, for men who really belonged in mental institutions and prisons; the reverse became true: they were turned into “drill grounds” on which perfectly normal men were trained to be full-fledged members of the SS.
After murder of the moral person and annihilation of the judicial person, the destruction of the individuality is almost always successful...and those condemned to death very seldom attempted to take one of their executioners with them, that there were scarcely any serious revolts, and that even in the moment of liberation there were very few spontaneous massacres of SS men. For to destroy individuality is to destroy spontaneity, man’s power to begin something new out of his own resources, something that cannot be explained on the basis of reactions to environment and events. Nothing that remains but ghastly marionettes with human faces, which all behave like the dog in Pavlov’s experiments, which all react with perfect reliability even when going to their own death, and which do nothing but react. This is the real triumph of the system: “The triumph of the SS demands that the tortured victim allow himself to be led to the noose without protesting, that he renounce and abandon himself to the point of ceasing to affirm his identity. They know that the system which succeeds in destroying its victim before he mounts the scaffold is incomparably the best for keeping a whole people in slavery. In submission. Nothing is more terrible than these processions of human beings going like dummies to their death.” [‘scarcely more than .05% of the deaths could be traced to suicide]
If we take totalitarian aspirations seriously and refuse to be misled by the common-sense assertion that they are utopian and unrealizable, it develops that the society of the dying established in the camps is the only form of society in which it is possible to dominate man entirely…Pavlov’s dog, the hyman specimen reduced to the most elementary reactions, the bundle of reactions that can always be liquidated and replaced by other bundles of reactions that behave in exactly the same way, is the model “citizen” of a totalitarian state.
Totalitarianism strives not toward despotic rule over men, but toward a system in which men are superfluous. Until now the totalitarian belief that everything is possible seems to have proved only that everything can be destroyed. Yet, in their effort to prove that everything is possible, totalitarian regimes have discovered without knowing it that there are crimes which men can neither punish nor forgive. When the impossible was made possible it became the unpunishable, unforgivable absolute evil which could no longer be understood and explained by the evil motives of self-interest, greed, covetousness, resentment, lust for power, and cowardice; and which therefore anger could not revenge, love could not endure, friendship could not forgive. Just as the victims in the death factories or the holes of oblivion are no longer “human” in the eyes of their executioners, so this newest species of criminals is beyond the pale even of solidarity in human sinfulness.
We actually have nothing to fall back on in order to understand a phenomenon that nevertheless confronts us with its overpowering reality and breaks down all standards we know. There is only one thing that seems to be discernible: we may say that radical evil has emerged in connection with a system in which all men have become equally superfluous. The danger of the corpse factories and holes of oblivion is that today, with populations and homelessness everywhere on the increase, masses of people are continuously rendered superfluous if we continue to think of our world in utilitarian terms. Political, social, and economic events everywhere are in a silent conspiracy with totalitarian instruments devised for making men superfluous. …The Nazis and the Bolsheviks can be sure that their factories of annihilation which demonstrate the swiftest solution to the problem of overpopulation, of economically superfluous and socially rootless human masses, are as much of an attraction as a warning. Totalitarian solutions may well survive the fall of totalitarian regimes in the form of strong temptations which will come up whenever it seems impossible to alleviate political, social, or economic misery in a manner worthy of man.
Ideologies–isms which to the satisfaction of their adherents can explain everything and every occurrence by deducing it from a single premise–are a very recent phenomenon and, for many decades, played a negligible role in political life. Not before Hitler and Stalin were the great political potentialities of the ideologies discovered.
Terror can rule absolutely only over men who are isolated against each other and that, therefore, one of the primary concerns of all tyrannical government is to bring this isolation about. Isolation may be the beginning of terror; it certainly is its most fertile ground; it always is its result. This isolation is pre-totalitarian; its hallmark is impotence insofar as power always comes from men acting together, “acting in concert” (Burke); isolated men are powerless by definition. Isolation and impotence, that is, the fundamental inability to act at all, have always been characteristic of tyrannies.
What we call isolation in the political sphere, is called loneliness in the sphere of social intercourse. Isolation (a situation in which I cannot act, because there is nobody who will act with me) and loneliness (a situation in which I feel myself deserted by all human companionship) are not the same. Isolation is that impasse into which men are driven when the political sphere of their lives, where they act together in the pursuit of a common concern is destroyed…where man remains in contact with the world as the human artifice; only when the most elementary form of human creativity which is the capacity to add something of one’s own to the common world, is destroyed, isolation becomes altogether unbearable. This can happen in a world whose chief values are dictated by labor, that is where all human activities have been transformed into laboring. Under such conditions, only the sheer effort of labor which is the effort to keep alive is left and the relationship with the world as a human artifice is broken.
Isolated man who lost his place in the political realm of action is deserted by the world of things as well, if he is no longer recognized as ‘man the maker’ but treated as an ‘animal laborans’ whose necessary “metabolism with nature” is of concern to no one. Isolation then becomes loneliness. Tyranny based on isolation generally leaves the productive capacities of man intact; a tyranny over “laborers,” however, as for instance the rule over slaves in antiquity, would automatically be a rule over lonely, not only isolated, men and tend to be totalitarian.
The crisis of our time and its central experience have brought forth an entirely new form of government which as a potentiality and an ever-present danger is only too likely to stay with us from now on, just as other forms of government which came about at different historical moments and rested on different fundamental experiences have stayed with mankind regardless of temporary defeats–monarchies, republics, tyrannies, dictatorships and despotism.
But there remains also the truth that every end in history necessarily contains a new beginning; this beginning is the promise, the only “message” which the end can ever produce. Beginning, before it becomes a historical event, is the supreme capacity of man; politically, it is identical with man’s freedom. ‘Initium ut esset homo creatus est–‘that a beginning be made man was created’ said Augustine. This beginning is guaranteed by each new birth; it is indeed every man.
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