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Infrared Heating Made Easy: Discover Cutting-Edge Panels and Patio Heaters for Outdoor Comfort in Ireland

2023.05.28 17:52 Infraredheat Infrared Heating Made Easy: Discover Cutting-Edge Panels and Patio Heaters for Outdoor Comfort in Ireland

Infrared heating technology has revolutionized the way we stay warm and comfortable outdoors. Whether you're looking to extend your patio season or create a cozy atmosphere in your garden, infrared panels, and patio heaters offer a convenient and energy-efficient solution. In this article, we will explore the world of infrared heating, highlighting the benefits, and types of heaters available, and how you can easily incorporate them into your outdoor spaces in Ireland.

The Advantages of Infrared Heating

Infrared heating brings a multitude of advantages that make it an appealing choice for outdoor comfort. Let's dive into some of the key benefits:

1. Efficient and Direct Heat Distribution

Unlike traditional heating methods that warm the surrounding air, infrared heaters emit radiant heat that warms objects and people directly. This efficient heat distribution means you can enjoy instant warmth without waiting for the air to heat up. It's like basking in the sun on a chilly day!

2. Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings

Infrared heaters are renowned for their energy efficiency. By directly heating the objects and people in their path, they eliminate energy waste and minimize heat loss. This focused approach allows you to save on energy bills while still enjoying a cozy outdoor space.

3. Versatile and Weatherproof

Infrared heaters come in various forms, including panels and patio heaters, providing flexibility for different outdoor settings. These heaters are designed to withstand outdoor conditions, making them suitable for gardens, patios, restaurants, and other open-air environments in Ireland.

4. Instant Warmth with Adjustable Settings

Infrared heaters offer immediate warmth, so you don't have to endure a cold start. With adjustable settings and controls, you have the freedom to set the desired temperature and create a comfortable environment to suit your preferences.

Types of Infrared Heaters

Now that we understand the advantages of infrared heating, let's explore the different types of heaters available for outdoor use in Ireland.

1. Infrared Panel Heaters

Infrared panel heaters are sleek and discreet heating solutions that can be mounted on walls or ceilings. These panels emit radiant heat, warming up the surrounding objects and people, much like the sun's rays. They are an excellent choice for outdoor spaces with limited floor or patio space.

2. Infrared Patio Heaters

Infrared patio heaters are freestanding units designed specifically for outdoor use. These heaters come in various styles, such as standalone models, tabletop heaters, and even hanging heaters for covered areas. They provide targeted heat, allowing you to create a cozy ambiance in your garden or patio.

3. Portable Infrared Heaters

For added convenience, portable infrared heaters offer flexibility in terms of mobility and placement. These compact heaters can be easily moved around your outdoor space, ensuring warmth wherever you need it. They are ideal for outdoor gatherings, camping trips, or simply lounging on your deck.

4. Infrared Ceiling Heaters

Infrared ceiling heaters are a popular choice for covered outdoor areas, such as gazebos or pergolas. These heaters are mounted on the ceiling, providing radiant heat from above. They effectively warm up the space without occupying valuable floor or seating areas.

Incorporating Infrared Heating into Your Outdoor Space

Now that you're familiar with the types of infrared heaters available, let's explore how you can effortlessly incorporate them into your outdoor spaces in Ireland.

1. Designing a Cozy Patio with Infrared Panels

If you have a patio or outdoor seating area, consider installing infrared panel heaters on the walls or ceiling. These panels can be seamlessly integrated into the design, providing both warmth and an aesthetically pleasing look. Enjoy the cool evenings in Ireland while staying warm and comfortable.

2. Creating an Inviting Garden Oasis with Patio Heaters

Transform your garden into a cozy oasis by strategically placing patio heaters around seating areas or near walkways. With their versatile designs, patio heaters not only provide warmth but also enhance the ambiance of your outdoor space. Imagine enjoying a cup of tea surrounded by the serene beauty of your garden, even during chilly weather.

3. Flexibility and Mobility with Portable Heaters

Portable infrared heaters offer the advantage of mobility, allowing you to bring warmth wherever you need it. Arrange them around your outdoor dining area or move them around during gatherings for maximum comfort. These portable heaters are also great for camping trips or picnics in the park.

4. Extending Outdoor Seasons with Covered Spaces

If you have a covered outdoor area like a gazebo or pergola, infrared ceiling heaters are an excellent choice. Mount them on the ceiling to provide comfortable heat from above, ensuring you can enjoy your outdoor space even during cooler months. Host outdoor parties or relax with a good book, all while staying warm and cozy.

Conclusion

Infrared heating offers a convenient and efficient solution for outdoor comfort in Ireland. Whether you choose infrared panels, patio heaters, or portable options, you can easily incorporate these cutting-edge heaters into your outdoor spaces. Enjoy extended patio seasons, create a cozy garden oasis, or stay warm during outdoor gatherings with the help of infrared heating. Embrace the ease and comfort provided by this technology, and make the most of your outdoor experiences, regardless of the weather.
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2023.05.28 17:16 where_is_the_water UF is investigating perceptions of hearing aid styles, cost, and technology! No hearing aid experience is required. (Everyone 18+, and ages 55+ preferred)

The University of Florida is investigating the perceptions of different hearing aid styles and other purchase factors. Completion is MUCH appreciated! (Taking on a computer is recommended for image quality, a U.S. zip code is required, or 32609 may be entered)
Here is the link to the survey. Thank you in advance :)
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2023.05.28 17:15 where_is_the_water [Academic] Hearing Aid Preferences Survey (No experience with hearing aids required!)

The University of Florida is looking for adults (with a current focus on collecting data from individuals 55+, but all are welcome to participate) to answer some questions regarding your perceptions of different hearing aid styles (cost, technology, cosmetics, etc). It should take less than 10 minutes to complete and includes multiple-choice and ranking questions. Completion is very appreciated and helps further hearing aid clinical research! (Taking this survey on a computer is recommended for the best image quality, but mobile is also possible.) *valid U.S zip code required.
Here is the link to the survey! Thank you in advance :)
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2023.05.28 17:13 londondood1 Planning permission - Terraced House

My house in London has a kitchen in the front room of the ground floor, and (partially) above it is a bedroom. The kitchen protrudes from the rest of the building (it was built like that), so the room above has a patio-like space as the roof of this kitchen. About 2 meters of the kitchen sit below the room above, and the rest of it (2m) only has a ceiling with a roof above.
My question: I wanted to open up the window into a doowindow in the bedroom above to make a patio-styled outdoor bit for the bedroom. Is this possible without planning permission, or would planning permission be required; or would it simply not be allowed?
I understand it would change the front appearance of the house, so not too sure if it would be accepted.
Happy to provide more information if necessary.
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2023.05.28 17:10 londondood1 Planning permission - Terraced House?

My house in London has a kitchen in the front room of the ground floor, and (partially) above it is a bedroom. The kitchen protrudes from the rest of the building (it was built like that), so the room above has a patio-like space as the roof of this kitchen. About 2 meters of the kitchen sit below the room above, and the rest of it (2m) only has a ceiling with a roof above.
My question: I wanted to open up the window into a doowindow in the bedroom above to make a patio-styled outdoor bit for the bedroom. Is this possible without planning permission, or would planning permission be required; or would it simply not be allowed?
I understand it would change the front appearance of the house, so not too sure if it would be accepted.
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2023.05.28 15:23 StomachDangerous6509 A Rap For Echoes

It's no Joke
I'm so damned tired, it's all broke
This whole damned galaxy is one slippery slope
Is there hope?
Everyone is trying to cope
As alliances and corps are just slowly choked
And it's a damned shame
To see all these players in the Van
Doing everything they can
Trying just to be the man
But it's
Hard to make plans
When a bunch of your work and time
gets taken by another man
Just because he freakin' can

It's getting hard to handle
Blues becoming just a gamble
Game news is nothing but nightmare and scandals
And the coalition leaders just vagabonds and vandals
Do ya'll agree, or is it just me?
That they keep us running, in PvP
Pretty soon..we'll have NOTHING to lose
Consider this the light at the end of a short fuse!

For Eve's Sake!
I'm sick of working with devs that I hate!
With no loyalty and a penchant for makin mistakes!
It's like they wanna seal your fate
Jump the hell on through
Or just get off the damned gate!

And they hope they we don't wise up
Because they knew if we knew the truth that we would rise up
But the funny thing is that everyone already knows
The worst enemy is right under our damned nose!

And I don't know if we're hopeless or scared
But there was a time when everybody cared
When we were more than consumers with credit cards
We would hit systems with a 1000 people hard!
We lost sight of the things we really need
Enter NetEase's capitalism and greed,
They said they had good intentions..well,
That's how they say you pave the Highway to Hell

Now I'm sittin' in highsec, VC's off
They don't wanna hear it? Start choppin ear's off!
Before you start cookin' 'em
Let their hearts thaw!
I'll start boiling oil, boy
My style's raw!

Now I can dig the fleet drops
But all this dumb hurt feelings punishment crap has gotta stop.
All this "I'll make you quit through pure misery"
Should never be confused with the art of PvP

'Cause respect in that field happens for a reason..
Though truth in the community is treason
Well I'll spit fire till I'm coughing and wheezin'
Breezin'!
Best FC of the season
Pleasin'!
Everyone I meet
Man I'm so neat.
'Cause I'm 1337
LEET!
And I ain't here to compete
This ain't a contest
Real PvP is a complex conquest

IT GETS WORSE
'Cause I'mma go onto the next verse:
I wonder if my talent is a blessing or a curse?
I guess I'm sorta going in for the kill
But If don't is it possible no one else will?
Turn on Echoes news, it's all garbage.
So called hardcore worried about yardage
But we have among us some PvP artists
If we joined forces we'd be the hardest!
So I wanna throw you a little song
To let you know it's finally on
And let ya know that yer never alone
We gonna hold it down till we have the whole throne!

Cuz I'll be honest this game's an embarassment
NetEase is too greedy and arrogant
So I'mma stand for Eve's proletariat
And fly in on a chariot
With a lyrical lariat!
It's my cross
And I'll carry it
Until they put me in my coffin
And bury it!
We got it all on our shoulders
And if ya'll are waging war
Then you got yerself another soldier!

Cuz I ain't doing nothing but getting older and older
As the galaxy around me gets colder and colder
I got a brain full of ill lyrics
And I been waiting for the galaxy to be ready to hear it!
So don't fear it!
Consider this a proposition
My position on competition
Is simple Addition
We'll put the opposition
Into submission
Like spaceship magicians
With all kinds of ammunition!

The bottom line
Is we're runnin' outa time
If we're waiting for a redesign
Or something to engage our fine minds
But we gotta stay on the grind
And hope to be surprised at what we find
You best bet we got the power and the dedication
We got the education
And we have determination

You can do anything you want, man!
It's on YOU!
And you got nothin' to prove
Unless you WANT TO!
So I suggest that ya'll prepare for battle
Cuz I'mma rattle these cattle from Florida to Seattle
And all this prattle
On Eve Discord is makin' me nauseous
My advice to red FC's: Be cautious!
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2023.05.28 14:32 knifeyy_ i really need an opinion.

i dont think my stepmom is treating me right. i wanna ask if this is wrong, but basically, she made a threat, and i wont say what it is, but after she said "you guys can call cps, or the cops. theyll take you away and ill live an easier life. i could be on a yacht in a bikini thong shaking my booty but i have to take care of you". she also calls us a disappointment regularly. she also told me that she will never call me a they/them and that im not a real bisexual because ive never had intercourse with a woman, and she also tells me that im acting depressed for attention and that ive never been through shit. she says that shes had it so hard and i dont know anything. one time i tried to open up to her for once and i told her i wanted to unalive myself, and then she said "okay then unalive yourself". my dad doesnt do anything about this, he says its just "tough love" and that "she has a different parenting style", but im deadass moving back to florida because at least my mom and stepdad dont say and do shit like this, and they tend to my basic needs too. my parents refused to cook dinner or buy food all week because we misbehaved, and we were starving all week. am i overreacting, or no?
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2023.05.28 09:01 TheKiweGuye Activities in GTA 6 and GTA Online 2

Activities in GTA 6 and GTA Online 2
GTA has had some pretty good side activities that ranged from pretty fun to absolutely terrible. However, here are some side activities that I believe can be pretty fun in GTA 6 and Online 2. Note that some of these will appear due to the setting, but many probably won't. This is just a fun little list.
Golf:
A pair of golfers playing some golf.
Golf should return from GTA V, and like in GTA V, it should play somewhat the same. However, one thing that should appear is a golf tournament. In GTA 6 and Online 2, golf tournaments are a type of competition (either between NPCs or players) that allows you to play against said NPCs and players, and be able to pass through the competition, gaining a reward in the end. The max payout (which includes various factors) is around $2 million dollars. This allows players to gain an easy amount of money, guaranteed they manage to win, as well as a personal trophy that they can hang in their apartment.
Hunting:
A Floridian hunter posing over his kill, a wild boar.
Another Floridian hunter posing over her kill, an American Alligator
Hunting should return from both GTA V and RDR2. Boar, deer, gators, pythons, quails, and turkeys can all be hunted, and even more animals in different parts of the map. In both online and singleplayer, these animals can sell for a decent price and their meat can be used in cooking (if it exists). Rare animals allow you to unlock different tools and cosmetics, such as hats, gator skinned clothing, and weapon skins (like gator skin template).
Amusement Parks:
A parody of Disney World Orlando might be a great way to expand the world.
Same for some water parks in Florida.
Amusement and water parks should make an appearance in GTA 6, although how they would work is pretty uncertain. For one, I doubt there would be children in these parks (due to obvious reasons), but I am also unsure what they would allow the player to do in these waterparks, so this is kind of iffy for me.
Fight Club:
A parody of King of the Streets (an incredibly dangerous fighting promotion) that is hosted underground might be a really fun activity in both single and multiplayer.
Of course, this idea will only work if the fighting mechanics have been expanded upon since RDR2 (or even using the same mechanics). Punches, kicks, takedowns, grappling, and other fighting moves are all allowed here. Not only that, there's two divisions: male and female (meaning that even Lucia can get involved in the action). In online, players can fight each other in either exhibition matches or in tournaments that allow them to gain money and rewards by winning matches. The more you win, the more your popularity increases, allowing you to gain absurd amounts of money, albeit at the cost of more players targeting you for your position.
Gymnasiums:
A fitness system would be very good for GTA 6, as it would allow you to increase both your strength and stamina, as well as being able to make your character look skinner and muscular.
Gymnasiums would be a very neat addition in GTA 6, being a returning addition from GTA San Andreas. Not only that, it would allow GTA 6 to become the most customizable GTA ever, allowing for the player to customize both Jason, Lucia, and maybe even the Online protagonist a lot more.
Gun Ranges:
A gun range in Vice City is pretty much expected (at least I hope so) as long as an Ammu-Nation exists (which it will).
Gun ranged hopefully might make a return to GTA 6, in which you'll be able to either upgrade your shooting skill, or take place in challenges that allow you to either unlock weapons or attachments. This applies to both GTA 6 and Online. Not only that, you can enter a "friendly" competition against both you and another playefriend. This applies to both singleplayer and online (if one protagonist has different shooting levels, then they will be harder in singleplayer).
Racing:
Two racers side by side in an American city.
I believe that racing can be further expanded in both single and multiplayer. For singleplayer: Drag races can be initiated by honking your horn next to a tuned out car (yours has to be tuned out as well), and you would race until a certain point (selected by either you or the NPC), and you would race. The rewards vary depending on your and the NPC's demands, and the NPC can either respect the wish and give you it fairly, or they'll lash out and try to attack you (either fight you or shoot you). As for online, adversary modes should return, but they should be tweaked to have some more fun. Maybe some Mario Kart style power-ups alongside some actual changes to ensure that the one with the most skill out of the entire lobby. Not only car races, but also sea races, air races, and a combination of all 3 might be a cool way to further expand Online (as long as they fix most of the issues in GTA V's Online).
TV Shows:
Michael De Santa watching Jay Norris getting his head blown off on TV (according to Wyman, he's not dead).
TV shows should make a return to GTA 6, with one discerning return: They are actually updated to ensure that it either follows the story (for crime shows, news, and other programs), or they have an actual plot and are like...well a real TV show. It should do the same as online, but the progress of the TV show depends on how far you are in the story, and it updates simultaneously.
Movie Theater:
The Good Robot (?) in a GTA V movie theater.
Like TV Shows, new movies could release every once in a while, expanding the world with the absolute shitty movies that are coming out nowadays. While it is true that this is not in Los Santos, Vice City still has a prominent movie viewing industry (like most states in the US). Not only that, it may be a good way to see Michael De Santa make a cameo by showcasing some of the films he has been producing.
Gambling Games:
A regular game of roulette on a gambling table.
In some small casinos or even illegal casinos that are only accessible to those who are used to the underground, you can play some gambling games. They could be: Blackjack, Texas Hold Em', Five Card Draw Poker, Baccarat, Roulette, and more if Rockstar wants to add some. Maybe, there could be a possibility of cheating (in singleplayer) with either Lucia or Jason.
Flying School:
A seaplane flying over the ocean, near Miami.
Since its highly unlikely that either Jason or Lucia knows how to fly by default, its possible that a flight school in GTA 6 is very likely to appear. Not only that, it may allow the player to learn flying maneuvers, dogfighting strategies, and other things relating to flying. Before going to flight school, you won't be able to fly at all (or at least very poorly/no maneuverability). In online, the same applies, but its not as necessary as singleplayer (as it simply allows you to raise your flying ability).
Martial Arts:
An MMA fighter showcasing how to perform a double leg, while the female MMA practitioner is practicing a guillotine choke.
Martial arts may be one of the best ways of becoming better at unarmed fighting. There's a large variety of martial arts too, including Kickboxing, regular Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, and more. They unlock special moves that are not only very powerful but incredibly useful in a fight. In Online, these martial arts are also learnable, and allows players to engage in a fist fight that actually involves skill.
and finally: Bar Activities
A pair of three friends or colleagues enjoying 3 old fashioned.
Note that is only for singleplayer, as there's not much for a reason for it to appear in Online, but it wouldn't hurt to be added. In Singleplayer, drinking at a bar will allow you to conversate with a character or NPC and learn more about it. For regular NPCs, it will simply discuss about their day (there's a set amount of them), while actual characters will allow you to further expand on their motives, characterization, and personality. Not only that, it allows for a good way to decide on what personality Jason or Lucia have. Aside from drinking, games like darts, pool (definitely be re-added from GTA 4), beer pong (in either college or private drinking sessions), or even a simple truth-or-dare with characters (allows for some shitbaggery shenanigans). Not only that, alcoholic drinks will allow you to regain some health and special ability (if it exists).

And that's pretty much it.

Thank you for reading this entire post, and I know its a long one. Thank you for sticking with me through all my posts, and I hope I don't disappoint. If you think I missed something, please include it here, I would love to read your comments. Anyways, hope you all have a wonderful day or night.
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2023.05.28 04:11 ArchDukeNemesis Every NWA, WCW & WWE world heavyweight championship run from 1904-2023 combined, if every champion held the belt once.

To celebrate the "Return" of the "Big Gold Belt" on Raw, I thought I'd make a history combining all title runs from the first world heavyweight championship, through it's time in the NWA, its two off shoots in WCW and its appropriation by WWE. All lineages combined, all vacancies ignored, all reigns recognized and all champions holding the belt once.

Name Date Location Days
George Hackenschmidt May 4, 1905 New York, New York 1,065
Frank Gotch April 3, 1908 Chicago, Illinois 1,824
Americus March 13, 1914 Kansas City, Missouri 55
Stanislaus Zbyszko May 7, 1914 Kansas City, Missouri 176
Charlie Cutler) January 8, 1915 N/A 178
Joe Stecher July 5, 1915 Omaha, Nebraska 644
Johan Olin December 11, 1916 Springfield, Massachusetts 142
Earl Caddock April 9, 1917 Omaha, Nebraska 1,026
Ed Lewis) May 2, 1917 Chicago, Illinois 34
Wladek Zbyszko June 5, 1917 San Francisco, California 5844
Wayne Munn January 8, 1925 Wichita, Kansas 1360
Gus Sonnenberg January 4, 1929 Boston, Massachusetts 705
Ed Don George December 10, 1930 Los Angeles, CA 1693
Danno O'Mahoney July 30, 1935 Boston, Massachusetts 216
Dick Shikat March 2, 1936 New York, New York 54
Ali Baba) April 25, 1936 Detroit, Michigan 48
Dave Levin) June 12, 1936 Newark, New Jersey 109
Dean Detton September 29, 1936 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 273
Bronko Nagurski June 29, 1937 Minneapolis, Minnesota 507
Jim Londos November 18, 1938 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2628
Orville Brown July 14, 1948 Des Moines, IA 501
Lou Thesz November 27, 1949 Los Angeles, California 2300
Leo Nomellini March 22, 1955 San Francisco, CA 359
Whipper Billy Watson March 15, 1956 Toronto, ON 609
Édouard Carpentier June 14, 1957 Chicago, IL 153
Dick Hutton November 14, 1957 Toronto, ON 421
Pat O'Connor) January 9, 1959 St. Louis, MO 903
Buddy Rogers) June 30, 1961 Chicago, IL 145
Killer Kowalski November 22, 1961 Montreal, Quebec 254
Bruno Sammartino August 2, 1962 Toronto, ON 16
Bobo Brazil August 18, 1962 Newark, NJ 1239
Gene Kiniski January 7, 1966 St. Louis, MO 1131
Dory Funk Jr. February 11, 1969 Tampa, FL 1563
Harley Race May 24, 1973 Kansas City, KS 57
Jack Brisco July 20, 1973 Houston, TX 500
Giant Baba December 2, 1974 Kagoshima, Japan 373
Terry Funk December 10, 1975 Miami Beach, FL 1350
Dusty Rhodes) August 21, 1979 Tampa, FL 616
Tommy Rich April 27, 1981 Augusta, GA 143
Ric Flair September 17, 1981 Kansas City, KS 355
Jack Veneno September 7, 1982 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 122
Carlos Colón January 6, 1983 San Juan, Puerto Rico 487
Kerry Von Erich May 6, 1984 Irving, TX 1238
Ron Garvin September 25, 1987 Detroit, MI 515
Ricky Steamboat February 20, 1989 Chicago, IL 502
Sting) July 7, 1990 Baltimore, MD 257
Tatsumi Fujinami March 21, 1991 Tokyo, Japan 116
Lex Luger July 14, 1991 Baltimore, Maryland 363
Big Van Vader July 12, 1992 Albany, Georgia 21
Ron Simmons August 2, 1992 Baltimore, Maryland 10
Masahiro Chono August 12, 1992 Tokyo, Japan 145
The Great Muta January 4, 1993 Tokyo, Japan 48
Barry Windham February 21, 1993 Asheville, NC 210
Rick Rude September 19, 1993 Houston, Texas 178
Hiroshi Hase March 16, 1994 Tokyo, Japan 123
Hulk Hogan July 17, 1994 Orlando, Florida 42
Shane Douglas August 27, 1994 Philadelphia, PA 85
Chris Candido November 19, 1994 Cherry Hill, NJ 97
Dan Severn February 24, 1995 Erlanger, KY 247
The Giant October 29, 1995 Detroit, Michigan 29
Randy Savage November 26, 1995 Norfolk, Virginia 974
Goldberg July 6, 1998 Atlanta, Georgia 174
Kevin Nash December 27, 1998 Washington, D.C. 78
Naoya Ogawa March 14, 1999 Yokohama, Japan 29
Diamond Dallas Page April 11, 1999 Tacoma, Washington 167
Gary Steele September 25, 1999 Charlotte, NC 57
Bret Hart November 21, 1999 Toronto, Ontario 56
Chris Benoit January 16, 2000 Cincinnati, Ohio 8
Sid Vicious January 25, 2000 Las Vegas, Nevada 83
Jeff Jarrett April 16, 2000 Chicago, Illinois 9
David Arquette April 25, 2000 Syracuse, New York 75
Booker T) July 9, 2000 Daytona Beach, Florida 71
Mike Rapada September 19, 2000 Tampa, FL 6
Vince Russo September 25, 2000 Uniondale, New York 50
Sabu) November 14, 2000 Tampa, FL 12
Scott Steiner November 26, 2000 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 149
Steve Corino April 24, 2001 Tampa, FL 91
Kurt Angle July 24, 2001 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 6
The Rock August 19, 2001 San Jose, California 26
Chris Jericho October 21, 2001 St. Louis, Missouri 55
Shinya Hashimoto December 15, 2001 McKeesport, PA 186
Ken Shamrock June 19, 2002 Huntsville, AL 49
Ron Killings August 7, 2002 Nashville, TN 26
Triple H September 2, 2002 Milwaukee, WI 76
Shawn Michaels November 17, 2002 New York, NY 236
A.J. Styles June 11, 2003 Nashville, TN 401
Randy Orton August 15, 2004 Toronto, ON, Canada 231
Ray González April 3, 2005 San Juan, Puerto Rico >1
Batista April 3, 2005 Los Angeles, CA 77
Raven) June 19, 2005 Orlando, FL 126
Rhino October 23, 2005 Orlando, FL 112
Christian Cage February 12, 2006 Orlando, FL 49
Rey Mysterio April 2, 2006 Rosemont, IL 231
Abyss) November 19, 2006 Orlando, FL 133
The Undertaker April 1, 2007 Detroit, MI 37
Edge) May 8, 2007 Pittsburgh, PA 70
The Great Khali July 17, 2007 Laredo, TX 46
Adam Pearce September 1, 2007 Bayamón, Puerto Rico 303
CM Punk June 30, 2008 Oklahoma City, OK 33
Brent Albright August 2, 2008 New York City, NY) 84
Blue Demon Jr. October 25, 2008 Mexico City, Mexico 29
John Cena November 23, 2008 Boston, MA 196
Jeff Hardy June 7, 2009 New Orleans, LA 296
Jack Swagger March 30, 2010 Las Vegas, NV 110
Kane) July 18, 2010 Kansas City, MO 212
Dolph Ziggler February 15, 2011 San Diego, CA 19
Colt Cabana March 6, 2011 West Hollywood, CA 48
The Sheik April 23, 2011 Jacksonville, FL 148
Mark Henry September 18, 2011 Buffalo, NY 91
Daniel Bryan December 18, 2011 Baltimore, MD 105
Sheamus April 1, 2012 Miami, FL 215
Kahagas November 2, 2012 Clayton, NJ 67
Alberto Del Rio January 8, 2013 Miami, FL 67
Rob Conway March 16, 2013 San Antonio, TX 294
Satoshi Kojima January 4, 2014 Tokyo, Japan 407
Hiroyoshi Tenzan February 14, 2015 Sendai, Japan 196
Jax Dane August 29, 2015 San Antonio, TX 419
Tim Storm October 21, 2016 Sherman, TX 414
Nick Aldis December 9, 2017 Sewell, NJ 266
Cody September 1, 2018 Hoffman Estates, IL 1093
Trevor Murdoch August 29, 2021 St. Louis, MO 167
Matt Cardona February 12, 2022 Oak Grove, KY 273
Tyrus) November 12, 2022 Chalmette, LA 196
Seth "Freakin" Rollins May 27, 2023 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1+

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2023.05.28 02:19 em00n88 Does anyone recognize this style of patio cement pavement and at what stage of the game you win it - if at all?

Does anyone recognize this style of patio cement pavement and at what stage of the game you win it - if at all?
This is a screen cap from the final house in Palm Promenade. This same pavement is used on the beautiful backyard live event house. I really like it and hope it's something that becomes available in the build section. Anyone know?
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2023.05.28 00:06 slothsandsocks type me please!! :)

comments explain gin appreciated :)
• How old are you? What's your gender? Give us a general description of yourself.
I’d describe myself as sensitive, creative, silly, optimistic, weird, easygoing, lazy, emotional, non-judgemental, artistic, passionate, introverted, sincere, empathetic, imaginative, thoughtful, funny, quiet, etc. So many words flying around in my head to describe myself
For fun, I love music with my whole life – playing piano and other instruments, singing, and I like dancing to music (but not choreography boo, just like on my patio for funsies). I also like art, especially painting, but I’m not very good at it lol. I love different kinds of exercise like running, swimming, hiking, yoga, figure skating to music, walking, kayaking, cross country skiing, pilates, trampolining/gymnastics. I feel really connected to the animals around me and love talking to the birds and squirrels and stuff around me. I also love diving into a book and getting lost in the fantasy of fiction. And I just got into photography because my grandpa just passed away and he photographed nature; that is a skill I wish I learned from my elder before he passed. Above all else I love hanging out with my husband and kids.
I know I’m an enneagram 9. I’ve always thought I was an INFP but my step-sisters think I’m an ISFP because I am very active and enjoy being active so they think I use Se??? One of my friends thinks I’m an ISFJ. So now it’s an identity crisis! Lmk lol
• Is there a medical diagnosis that may impact your mental stability somehow?
Anxiety :o
• Describe your upbringing. Did it have any kind of religious or structured influence? How did you respond to it?
My parents were 19ish when my sisters and I were born – we’re triplets, so my poor mom with accidental triplet pregnancy lol. When we were born, my dad didn’t really have anything to do with us so my mom raised us for the first few years of our lives; she’s perfect in every way. I had some trauma in kindergarten where I was separated from my mom and sisters/everyone I know – not going to say any more than that, but it caused a lot of anxiety. After I found my family again, my sisters were going to my dad’s on weekends. He was getting older so stepping up to being a dad and I love him but it was hard for me to be away from my mom after the trauma, so sometimes I didn’t always go. He wanted my sisters and I to all be famous/professional athletes in different sports, so mine was trampolining. It was a little too much pressure I prefer a go with the flow attitude, so once we switched to week at mom’s/week at dad’s structure, it was a lot for me to handle at dad’s house. I do feel like I had a pretty great childhood overall though.
• What do you do as a job or as a career (if you have one)? Do you like it? Why or why not?
I am a composer and musician. I love it because I am passionate about music and I get to be creative and weird and also work from home a lot of the time so I just get to be me and do what I want when I want.
• If you had to spend an entire weekend by yourself, how would you feel? Would you feel lonely or refreshed?
Love it
• What kinds of activities do you prefer? Do you like, and are you good at sports? Do you enjoy any other outdoor or indoor activities?
I like artsy and creative activities most. It’s what makes me the most happy and passionate.
I love being active but don’t like team sports or anything, other than tennis I guess I like a little. I like exercise where I’m outdoors with the animals or like running and stuff where I can put my headphones in and drift off into my head for an hour and let my feet follow my heart following the music.
I was pretty good at trampolining, but I’m not really good at sports that require like actual coordination and like having to know where people and things are. Even figure skating and dance and yoga and stuff, I don’t like learning routines or anything, just following my heart in the moment.
• How curious are you? Do you have more ideas then you can execute? What are your curiosities about? What are your ideas about - is it environmental or conceptual, and can you please elaborate?
I LOVE to learn. I will hear about a topic and it’ll spark my interest and I’ll dive right into it and learn as much as I can. There are so many things that can excite me – from the enneagram, to space, to fantasy worlds, to art history – I don’t think I can pin it down much because it’s so random and just following where my mind takes me.
• Would you enjoy taking on a leadership position? Do you think you would be good at it? What would your leadership style be?
Nope and nope and leadership style would be absolute chaos because I’d just chillax in a closed door in an office listening to music with headphones and while everyone around me is a lion attacking one another because they have no boss helping them solve problems
• Are you coordinated? Why do you feel as if you are or are not? Do you enjoy working with your hands in some form? Describe your activity?
I am not coordinated lol, but I enjoy playing instruments if that counts as working with my hands. I’m certainly not building any patios or whatever hands-on people are doing with their lives
• Are you artistic? If yes, describe your art? If you are not particular artistic but can appreciate art please likewise describe what forums of art you enjoy. Please explain your answer.
I am artistic. I don’t think I’m a good visual artist, though, if that what this question means. But I think my soul is that of an artistic person. Lol. I do visual art, and I’ll just paint or draw or sketch or oil pastel or whatever, but it’s just random and the style of artwork is totally dependent on my mood and I have never really put in effort to develop any skills or anything, it’s just something I do for fun. I consider music an art form though, and that is something I put a lot of effort and time into. Like my visual art, though, my music is very mood dependent and just follows the vibe of who I am that day. I will sometimes play a jazz piano, then the next day sing on my guitar an old Joni Mitchell song, then at sunset I am dancing in my kitchen with a pop playlist blasting. It is so dependent on my mood at one moment in time that it is hard to describe.
• What's your opinion about the past, present, and future? How do you deal with them?
The past is a beautiful scrapbook of histories and memories that continues to grow and can be looked at through rose-coloured glasses whenever you’re in need of it. The present is just as beautiful but sometimes it’s hard to live there when my big head can so easily lay on the couch and think about some random things that are “more interesting” (I’m getting better at not doing this now that I have kids and want to be more present, thank God). The future is exciting but who knows what it’s gonna be about – too many possibilities to write down here
• How do you act when others request your help to do something (anything)? If you would decide to help them, why would you do so?
I love helping:) I believe in the importance of building a community and promoting values of kindness and if someone asks me to help with something, I know they need it and will do so
• Do you need logical consistency in your life?
No? :p
• How important is efficiency and productivity to you?
0/10
• Do you control others, even if indirectly? How and why do you do that?
No, although sometimes others control me lol oopsies
• What are your hobbies? Why do you like them?
Music, reading, being in nature, art, exercise, photography. I’ve said them all a couple times in this I think already. I love them because they are all a part of me and I feel like I am me when I do the things I love, I don’t know lol, I don’t really have a reason
• What is your learning style? What kind of learning environments do you struggle with most? Why do you like/struggle with these learning styles? Do you prefer classes involving memorization, logic, creativity, or your physical senses?
I haven’t taken classes in a while, but I was always a “the arts” class kid. I like creativity the best. I was an alright student in the rest of the subjects I guess, but they weren’t really my vibe
• How good are you at strategizing? Do you easily break up projects into manageable tasks? Or do you have a tendency to wing projects and improvise as you go?
Winging it lol
• What are your aspirations in life, professionally and personally?
I just wanna be happy whatever I’m doing. I’m not super ambitious. I can see possibilities in my head but don’t really pin myself down to one aspiration when there are so many options
• What are your fears? What makes you uncomfortable? What do you hate? Why?
I have separation anxiety from the ones I love most – my husband, kids, mom, sisters. Outside of my like diagnosed general anxiety disorder, I don’t consider myself a fearful or hateful person so this is difficile to answer. I guess I’m kind of afraid of the dark sometimes because if I’m overtired my mind paints a picture of scary invisible things :o Idk what I hate outside of the obvious
• What do the "highs" in your life look like?
Most of my life is a high – I like to live on the bright side of life. But I am also a very emotional person in both the positive and negative ways, so can go from elation to crying in 30 seconds. I like it that way – I feel very strongly. Highs can be so many things like belly laughing with your husband about an inside joke to escaping into a brand new book. Things that are happy and light and easy and comfortable to me make me happy
• What do the "lows" in your life look like?
Most of my lows happen with anxiety. It’s when I feel lonely. I’m very introverted so love my alone time, but loneliness is different than being alone. I feel very sad and scared during my lows.
• How attached are you to reality? Do you daydream often, or do you pay attention to what's around you? If you do daydream, are you aware of your surroundings while you do so?
I love daydreaming <3 I’m not very aware of my surroundings when I do so, but I guess somewhere in my subconscious I am because I only sometimes like run into poles or walls and stuff when my mind is wandering
• Imagine you are alone in a blank, empty room. There is nothing for you to do and no one to talk to. What do you think about?
Omg. Depends on the day lol, I think I’d be the perfect candidate for this though, since my mind runs wild and I could entertain myself for months in a room like this
• How long do you take to make an important decision? And do you change your mind once you've made it?
It takes forever because I’m constantly making decisions then changing my mind lol. Decisions aren’t that serious for me so I’ll decide when I decide
• How long do you take to process your emotions? How important are emotions in your life?
Emotions are so important. I love my sensitivity and my feelings. It makes my life so much more passionate
• Do you ever catch yourself agreeing with others just to appease them and keep the conversation going? How often? Why?
Yeah literally 24/7 unless it goes against like my values it really isn’t that serious for me. Like, who cares if we go to Applebees or the Olive Garden lol? Not me!
• Do you break rules often? Do you think authority should be challenged, or that they know better? If you do break rules, why?
Ummmm, I don’t think I break rules often bc I don’t want the hassle or to hurt anyone. But also I don’t think I’m like a “rule-follower” person. I will break a rule if I really don’t agree with it or if affects me that much, but for the most part it’s like whatever might as well take the path of least resistance lol
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2023.05.27 18:43 50wrx WAMC/School List Help 4.0/514

Hey all! Thanks for stopping by. Looking to apply to about 25 schools. I am feeling lost regarding where I should apply and would appreciate any recommendations/advice. I am looking for OOS friendly schools, I have no close family elsewhere so justifying to OOS unfriendly schools will be difficult I feel.
Would not mind adding any NY schools but not interested in California or Texas
Additionally, I know I am doing myself a disservice by not having many reach schools. It's not my style to aim highly so I would appreciate any reach school recommendations as I am having a hard time seeing where I land.
Stats: - White male, first generation, from Florida - 4.0 GPA (State school in Florida) - 514 MCAT (130/128/128/128)
Extracurriculars (Lowballing my hours): ~ Managerial position at a nonprofit clinic (65 hours, projected 1200 hours) ~ ED scribe (1200 hours) ~ Clinical volunteering (250 hours, got hired there, listed above) ~ Non clinical volunteering (250 hours, projected 350, Foodbank/Crisis Text Line) ~ Tutoring (200 hours) ~ Shadowing (91 hours) ** NO RESEARCH **
School List: In State:
Out of State (in no particular order):
Worth Applying? (I want to have some reach schools but I don't know what's a reach for me)
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2023.05.27 18:26 viewless25 Defending the Draft 2023: New York Jets

”Short” recap of the Jets' 2022 Season

The Jets had a noisy offseason in 2022 as they were big spenders in free agency, bringing in CB DJ Reed, TE CJ Uzomah, and OG Laken Tomlinson. The also had 3 first round picks and an early second rounder to give the team one of the youngest roster in the NFL by snaps given. The main headline going into the Jets regular season was, like most NFL teams, centered around the quarterback position. The Jets drafted BYU QB Zach Wilson #2 overall in the 2021 NFL draft. Statistically, Zach's rookie campaign was off to an abysmal start with 4 TDs and 9 picks in his first Five starts before having his midseason interrupted by a knee injury. Zach would return and threw 5 touchdowns and just two picks in his last seven games, playing less dynamically than he had in Tennessee but smarter and safer. Zach went into the 2022 season looking to improve on his 2,334 yards passing, 55.6% completion percentage, 9 passing touchdowns, 4 rushing touchdowns, and 11 interceptions from 2022.
However, Zach would miss September due to a miniscus tear he suffered in the preseason. The Jets started Joe Flacco at the quarterback position for their opening three games; going 1-2 with a historical comeback win at Cleveland (I didn't have to mention this but it's the most exciting Jets football you'll ever see). After Zach returned, the Jets opened out on a winning streak. However, this had more to do with the star performances of the Jets rookies, namely WR Garrett Wilson, RB Breece Hall, and CB Sauce Gardner. In Denver, the Jets suffered a pyrrhic victory at hands of the Broncos as the team won 16-9, but suffered season ending injuries to OL Alijah Vera-Tucker and Breece Hall. Hindering the offensive line and prematurely ending Hall's OROTY campaign. This altered the course of the Jets' season for the worse. While young stars Garrett Wilson and Sauce Gardner continued to shine, the team's offense couldn't make up for the loss of Breece Hall as they were forced to look to Zach Wilson to lead the passing offense. Zach Wilson regressed heavily from his already terrible rookie season and as a result of his poor performance and attitude, was benched. The Jets attempted to salvage their season by looking to Mike White, who almost immediately went out with injury, and then later to Flacco (and at one point, Chris Streveler, fresh out of the CFL). Only two seasons into Wilson's career, he's cemented himself among the greatest draft busts in NFL history and for the sake of playefan morale, is completely unplayable in 2023. He isn't going to be cut until at least August, as there's no financial incentive to give up on him until after next season. The Jets missed out on the playoffs in 2023 for the 12th straight season, the second longest drought in North American sports. The silver lining for the Jets this season is that their roster is still full of young talent across the board, as AVT should be back by the preseason, Breece Hall should be back in the early regular season this year, and Garret Wilson and Sauce Gardner are back for their sophomore seasons after winning Offensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Rookie of the year, respectively. The Jets had very little coaching staff/front office turnover from 2022. The main exception is the Jets moved on from young offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur to sign veteran OC and recently fired Denver Broncos' head coach, Nathaniel Hackett. This move was met with middling reception by fans. As many cited him as an underwhelming retread, though there was potentially one huge upside to signing Hackett and his name is...

Aaron Freaking Rodgers

After acknowledging his failure in drafting and developing his franchise QB, New York Jets General Manager Joe Douglas, scrambled to find a QB the Jets can compete with during their current window where their most talented players are on rookie deals. Joe Douglas doesn’t have the luxury of trying again with rookie QB roulette as he’s already four years into a rebuild that has yielded zero winning seasons. Many considered his huge failure with Zach Wilson to be a fireable offense, but due to his success in building the rest of the team, Jets owner Woody Johnson publicly voiced his confidence in Joe Douglas and let him have another offseason to try to pull a rabbit out of his hat at the QB position. The Jets were connected to almost every veteran QB that might conceivably be on the market from January to March. Around the time of the NFL Combine, the Jets had their options narrowed down to Tannehil, Cousins, and Aaron Rodgers headlining the group. With Rodgers’ ending his career in Green Bay, he then descended into a Darkness Retreat. Afterward, Aaron decided to tell Schefter to lose his number and went on the Mcafee show to announce that he had decided to play for the Jets, despite still being on contract with the Packers. After a month and a half of Jets and Packers fans taking to Reddit and Twitter to argue endlessly about Leverage, the Jets and Packers finally worked out a deal on April 24th, just days before the 2023 NFL Draft. The Jets acquired Aaron Rodgers and a 5th round pick in 2023 in exchange for a 1st round pick swap (Jets go 13 to 15th overall), a 2023 2nd round pick, a 2023 6th round pick, and a 2024 second round pick that can become a 1st if Rodgers plays >65% of snaps in 2023. Many were quick to declare an immediate winner to the trade, though I think with trades like these, you need to see how things play out and what will happen on the conditions before knowing for sure. My knee-jerk reaction to the trade is that it’s an overpay if Rodgers were to retire after 2023, but if he comes back for 2024 like he says he’s going to, then this is fair overall. If Jordan Love doesn’t pan out and the Jets make a Super Bowl over the next two years, people will look back on this trade as a steal for the Jets. Time will tell.

Jets Free Agency

Contrary to popular belief, the Jets did more this offseason than roll out the red carpet for Aaron Rodgers. In free agency, the Jets rolled out the red carpet for all of Aaron Rodger’s favorite teammates. In Free Agency, the Jets brought in:
Over half the names on this list have some kind of connection to Aaron Rodgers. Allen Lazard was the biggest swing for the Jets in free agency with $44MM over 4 years. The Jets cut bait by trading Elijah Moore to Cleveland, but are going to keep Corey Davis for the third year of his contract despite disappointing availability and stats by Davis. Lazard has experience in the slot, despite being primarily an outside the numbers receiver. With Moore and Berrios out, the Jets are a little bit heavier on outside receiver and light on slot receiver, so they’ll likely focus on size over shiftiness over the middle. However, bringing in Mecole Hardman brings a lot of the speed over the middle that the team is missing. Outside of WR, the Jets added more depth on the offensive and defensive lines. The main highlight of free agency for Jets fans was, strangely enough, the punter they signed- Thomas Morstead. Morstead punted for the Jets in 2021 filling in for an injured Braden Mann with an average of 48 yards/ punt and 7 punts within the 20. The Jets let Morstead go to let Braden Mann return. Mann was a decent punter for the Jets at best, but was infamous in NY for a shank a game that eventually became too much. The Jets have also worked out with P Matt “Punt God” Araiza, but that’s a can of worms I won’t get into. The Jets also brought back:
I have much less to say about these players. Ty Johnson has already been cut, which has been a small controversy due to his surgery that was allegedly recommended by the Jets. But especially after the draft, the Jets have a glut of runningbacks on the roster. I don’t see what the Jets see in Solomon Thomas but HC Robert Saleh really likes him. Greg Zuerlin has been a replacement level kicker for the Jets. Quincy Williams is back, which is mostly interesting as his older brother, Quinnen Williams, is in a contract holdout with the Jets. The number for Quinnen Williams is likely going to look similar to what Dexter Lawrence got from the Giants.

The New York Jets 2023 NFL Draft

Pre-Draft Needs

Positions of Need going into the Draft: OT, FS, DT, RB
The Jets' strength on the defense was on the outsides, both on the passrush with Carl Lawson and Jermaine Johnson coming back and in the pass defense, with Sauce Gardner and DJ Reed returning after being arguably the best CB duo in 2022. The weakness was over the middle in the passing game and between the tackles in the run game. The Jets have Quinnen Williams on the 5th year option looking for a new deal this year and don't have another quality DT to complement him on the interior of their 4-3 front. Jordan Whitehead was disappointing for the Jets last year at SS and Ashtyn Davis hasn't fully panned out at FS.
On the offense, the Jets have fewer holes, but have positions like RB, TE, and WR where they can afford to add more talent. The biggest liabilities for the Jets are on the offensive tackle, where Mekhi Becton is coming back from two whole seasons of injury and Duane Brown is 38 and playing likely his last season of Pro Football.

1st Round (15th Overall) Will McDonald IV, EDGE – Iowa State

Before discussing McDonald as a player, we should discuss the Steelers’ trade with the Patriots at 14th overall. This trade led to a lot of criticism of the trade back with Green Bay for Rodgers as well as Joe Douglas’s composure as a drafter. The main thing we know about Broderick Jones is that the fact that Pittsburgh was interested in trading up for him long before the Rodgers trade. Jones to the Steelers was one of the worst kept secrets of the NFL draft this year and the New England Patriots (while not to pretend that Belichick doesn’t love to screw the Jets over) are notorious for trading back in the first round. I’m not going to assert that the Jets weren’t interested in landing Broderick Jones, I think the people who are skeptical of Douglas’s claim that McDonald was their top target are missing two things: the first is that Robert Saleh is a defensive minded coach who is obsessed with having an excess of edge rushers with good bend. Saleh and Douglas are still on good terms, and I would be very surprised if during the draft Saleh wasn’t pounding the table in Joe Douglas’s ear for Will McDonald. The second is that while Jones was on board, Douglas himself said that McDonald was his number 1. You can debate if the Jets should’ve taken Jones if he were available, but he wasn’t and so, the Jets picked McDonald. Will McDonald is a 6’4” 236 lbs Edge rusher from Iowa State University who turns 24 years old June 6th. He was considered a high draft prospect after his 2021 and 2020 seasons where he had 11.5 and 10.5 sacks respectively, but still decided to come back to school in 2022. This, plus the fact that he didn’t begin playing football until he was 17 years old, contribute to Will McDonald IV’s advanced age as a prospect. Some might have called this pick a reach due to his age, but it’s worth noting that McDonald isn’t exactly a “late bloomer” as a player, but rather he has been a competitive pass rusher in the Big 12 since about 2019 and is tied for #1 overall in the Big12’s career sack list. Another reason why Will McDonald IV is an underrated prospect is that many people aren’t familiar with the defense that Iowa St. and how it deflates pass rusher numbers. Iowa State runs something called a STAR defense, or a 3-3-5 (3 DL, 3LB, 5 DBs). This helped the Cyclones against pass heavy, air raid and/or spread style offenses, but means that a premier pass rusher like Will McDonald will get basically zero help in the box. The traits that scouts fell in love with that made Will McDonald IV a first-round talent were his bend around the edge, his top end speed, and his usage of his hands. The weaknesses that were brought up centered mostly around his smaller size, power, and lack of body of work on run defense. But his overall athleticism and potential to bulk up are the main thing the Jets are banking on as they look develop him going forward. McDonald’s athleticism is so over the top, that he’s made a hobby of jumping over cars and doing other acrobatics that will keep the Jets management up at night if he keeps it up through his rookie contract.
The main thing to understand when watching McDonald as a prospect is that the Jets are going to play him a lot differently than the Cyclones did. Due to the ISU 3-man front, McDonald was often moved inside if he wasn’t double or triple teamed as a 5 tech. When Robert Saleh called Will McDonald to let him know the Jets were drafting him, Saleh said “We’re getting you out of that 4i and into that Wide 9”. That meaning, that instead of playing him between the guard and the tackle, they’re going to put him as far out as the o-line is built. I think the Jets will try to get him standing up; even though they typically have four defensive linemen down as I trust Robert Saleh to not pigeonhole a guy to a set role and will just try to set him up to succeed as a pass rusher. The important thing to remember when evaluating McDonald’s upcoming rookie season (or Jermaine Johnson’s rookie season from 2022), is that the Jets have a religious dedication to cycling their defensive linemen in and out regardless of how well or poorly they’re playing. So, for young players like McDonald, Johnson, and Michael Clemons, they’re guaranteed to get a shot, but even if they succeed, they’ll get cycled out. But this does mean that in 2023, we’re guaranteed a chance to see the speed and shiftiness that Will McDonald IV will be bringing to the Jets defense for years to come.

2nd Round, 12th pick (43rd Overall) Joe Tippmann, C – Wisconsin

After the first night of the draft, most were shocked over the Jets’ selection of Will McDonald. And many more in Jets land were disappointed that the team couldn’t find any offensive line help for newly acquired QB, Aaron Rodgers. Fortunately for the Jets on night 2, the board broke their way positively, unlike on night 1. With most of the premier tackles off the board, the Jets then turned their attention interior offensive line. The Jets re-signed Connor McGovern to a 1 year $1.915 million deal after the main rush of free agency subsided and McGovern was unable to find a better deal. McGovern was a serviceable Center for the Jets on his previous 3 year deal, but at 30, the Jets are starting to look for long term options with higher upside. With McGovern making barely backup Center money, the Jets had basically no assets committed to the center position. With every center in the 2023 NFL draft on the board, I don’t think I need to do as much defending of the positional choice for center as I had to do for Edge rusher in the first round. The Jets selected Joe Tippmann with the 12th pick of the 2nd round. The Wisconsin Badger is one of the taller Centers we’ve seen at 6’6” (not including the mullet) and 313 lbs. However, Tippmann has shown on film that he’s able to get low off the snap off the height and in the later block can leverage his size. He had the highest athleticism score at his position (which is going to be a consistent theme for the Jets in this draft). He started his last two full seasons at Wisconsin, shining as a run blocker and allowed only on sack and five pressures over 338 pass blocking snaps. His strengths coming out of Wisconsin are his fluid movement and rotation, his high football IQ, and his size. His main weakness is his sense of balance and his high point of contact. Some might have questioned why the Jets chose Tippmann over John Michael-Schmitz and, while I would’ve been happy with either, I personally believe the Jets made the slightly better choice in banking on a player who is younger, bigger, healthier, and possibly has higher upside. The Jets have been looking for the heir apparent to Nick Mangold since he’s retired. While McGovern was a serviceable stop gap for the last three years and will get a chance to compete with Tippmann this summer, I believe this pick is a great chance for the Jets to find a new leader of their offensive line for years to come. The Jets are at their best in their franchise history when they have a Center with leadership, strength, and durability to support the offense.

4th Round, Pick 18 (120th Overall) Carter Warren, OT – Pittsburgh

In 2022, the New York Jets offensive line was a revolving door as the offensive line was decimated by injuries before they even started the regular season. They were able to mitigate these issues for the first few weeks of the season by deploying Alijah Vera-Tucker as a Swiss Army Offensive Lineman, but when he suffered a season ending injury, that had to come to an end. In this offseason, the Jets didn’t add many players who will contend for starting positions at guard or tackle in 2023, but Joe Douglas has made a point to bolster the depth at these positions so they’re better prepared for when Mekhi Becton, who hasn’t played a full game since mid 2020, or the 38 year old Duane Brown get injured.
To prepare for this, the Jets picked New Jersey native Carter Warren in the fourth round out of Pittsburgh. With his 7 foot wingspan, core strength, and leadership experience, Warren has the traits of a prototypical NFL Tackle. Carter Warren’s athleticism graded highly at the combine at the workouts he performed despite not being 100% from his shoulder injury. He fell to the fourth round in the draft as expected due to his season ending injury in 2022 and his overall lack of power and ability to sustain blocks for longer drives. The Jets are looking for Carter Warren to develop into a capable swing tackle or high end backup LT. The team is possibly still banking on Becton serving as the long term starting Left Tackle, but we’ll sort that out when training camp gets here. With veteran Billy Turner on the team and second year Maxx Mitchell returning as a swing tackle, the Jets are hopeful that they won’t rely on a rookie tackle in 2023. But if they do, Carter Warren has the traits needed to keep the offense on schedule when injuries inevitably come.

5th Round Pick, Pick 8 (#143rd Overall) Israel Abanikanda, RB – Pittsburgh

After selecting the Pittsburgh Panther from New Jersey in the fourth round, the Jets elected to take his teammate, RB Israel Abanikanda from Brooklyn, with the very next pick. In the last two years the Jets have brought in a lot of young runningbacks from the draft such as Michael Carter, Breece Hall, and Zonovan Knight. The Jets running back room looked like it was on the road to being elite after Breece Hall’s early career breakout before his tragic season ending injury. Breece Hall had emerged as a physical, downhill runner for the Jets and Michael Carter and Bam Knight were capable change of pace backs, pass blockers, and receiving backs. Breece Hall is going to go back to being the Jets premier runningback if he comes back to be 100% of what he was last year, even with Abanikanda on the roster. But what the Jets were lacking, even with Hall on the roster last year, was a shiftier, higher end speed running back that can break open in space. Hall checks off a lot of these boxes, but did so by being more physical over the middle. In 2022, Izzy Abanikanda’s stats were impressive. He reached 100 yards rushing in 9 out of his 11 games and rushed for 20 TDs on the season. With Hall, Izzy can be a dangerous lightning to Breece Hall’s thunder as the Jets look to round out their offense. Izzy’s athleticism is (say it with me now: ) really good. He ranked 5th out of running backs in this draft despite being a 5th round pick. The biggest weakness commonly cited about Izzy Abanikanda is his pass protection. This has been a recent focus on running backs in the NFL and something that will likely limit Izzy’s day one impact. But the Jets can keep things simple on the offense and just focus on getting the ball of playmakers like Abanikanda. The most exciting thing about Abanikanda is that he’s young, not turning 21 until October 5th of this year (making him born in 2002, if you wanted to feel old today). Abanikanda is an extremely speedy player with home run ability. The value in the 5th round is great for the Jets here and they are now hedged against a key RB injury like they suffered last year. This pick may spell trouble for fans of Michael Carter and Zonovan Knight (apologies to /DynastyFF), but it puts the Jets in a position to be dynamic in the ground game to capitalize on defenses thinking they can afford to sell out against the Aaron Rodgers-led passing offense.

6th Round, Pick 7 (184th Overall) Zaire Barnes, LB – Western Michigan

Getting later into the draft, the Jets start to look for roleplayers and positions where the team is light. Zaire Barnes fills both of these criteria with his special teams experience and coverage linebacker experience. The Jets have Quincy Williams and CJ Mosely playing in the box to handle secondary running coverage. The team may still bring back Kwon Alexander to return as the WILL linebacker in space, but the Jets are looking to bolster their coverage over the middle. The Jets have arguably the best cornerback duo on the outside with DJ Reed and Sauce Gardner and a capable slot corner with Michael Carter II. This means that most of the teams that threw the ball on the Jets did so over the middle.
At Western Michigan, Barnes lined up close to the line of scrimmage and focused mostly on man coverage. In order for him to unlock his potential and make this pick a steal, he needs to unlock his ability to use lateral movement to help in zone coverage. At 6’1” his height is unremarkable but more than adequate for a linebacker within the box. If Zaire Barnes can make himself valuable on special team and take advantage of the opportunities to make a play in coverage over the middle or to make an impact in the run game where the Jets are also light, Zaire Barnes will be able to be a part of this Jets team for a long time.

Round 6, Pick 27 (#204th Overall) Jarrick Bernard-Converse, DB – LSU

In writing Bernard-Converse’s position on the headliner, I opted to just write DB, as he’s played all over the secondary. Looking at JBC’s skillset and the holes the Jets have in their roster, it would seem Bernard-Converse’s best outlook on the Jets is to move to the Safety position. With good tackling ability, high athleticism, and four years of starting experience at the Power 5 level, the Jets are banking on Bernard-Converse’s ability to adapt to a new role as opposed to being a true CB. In coverage at LSU, he did have some issues letting players get behind him due to his ability to trail and backpedal, another sign that he’s likely better suited for the safety role. With Jarrick Bernard-Converse, the Jets are banking on his adaptability and Robert Saleh’s ability to develop a player with raw talent into a contributor on the backend.

Round 7, Pick 3 (#220th Overall) Zack Kuntz, TE – Old Dominion

The Jets have looked to rebuild their TE room after years of it being in disarray. Unfortunately, the group that Douglas has put together, CJ Uzomah, Tyler Conklin, and Jeremy Ruckert, didn’t quite pan out in 2023. Part of this was on the quarterback play, but part of this is that the tight ends on the Jets didn’t quite have the plus abilities the team needed to get production from their Tight Ends. This is just the beginning of why Zack Kuntz is an exciting pick for the Jets. Kuntz (pronounced KOONTS, unless you’re Australian) was primarily a receiving tight end for Penn State and Old Dominion in college. At 6’8” 255lbs, Kuntz has more than the prototypical size of a blocking Y tight end, but he instead spent his college career using his 4.55 speed to be a menace over the middle. His most productive season was only 692 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, which is a bit less for the insane athleticism that a speedy and shifty tight end such as Kuntz possesses. Still, it’s hard to imagine how 32 GMs looked at Kuntz and decided over 200 times that they don’t need this freak of nature on their team. The Jets may look into developing his blocking a bit more, but I think they’re probably more excited by refining his hands and getting him over the middle to create some size mismatch. With Zach Kuntz elite size and speed, he’s truly a menace with the ball in his hands.

UDFA Rapid Fire

The Jets traded back in the 6th round at a pretty heavy loss. I believe this is because they wanted special teams and depth and were relatively satisfied with most of the starters they had going into the NFL draft. So, the Jets will likely not have a ton of contributions from UDFAs this year. Here are the 13 players the Jets have currently signed as UDFAs and I’ll highlight a few of the ones I think I have a chance at making the 53 man roster below:

53 Man Roster Projection

POS 1st String 2nd String
QB Aaron Rodgers Tim Boyle Zach Wilson
RB Breece Hall Israel Abanikanda Michael Carter, Zonovan Knight
WR Garrett Wilson Corey Davis Mecole Hardman
WR Allen Lazard Randall Cobb Jason Brownlee
TE Tyler Conklin CJ Uzomah Jeremy Ruckert
LT Duane Brown Warren Carter
RT Mekhi Becton Maxx Mitchell
LG Laken Tomlinson Wes Schweitzer
RG Alijah Vera-Tucker Billy Turner
C Connor McGovern Joe Tippmann
DT Quinnen Williams Al Woods
DT John Franklin-Myers Deslin Alexandre
DE Jermaine Johnson Isaiah Mack
DE Carl Lawson Michael Clemons Solomon Thomas
ILB CJ Mosely
OLB Quincy Williams Bryce Huff
OLB Will McDonald IV Zaire Barnes
CB Sauce Gardner Michael Carter II Brandin Echols
CB DJ Reed Bryce Hall Javelin Guidry
FS Ashtyn Davis Jarrick Berndard-Converse
SS Jordan Whitehead Justin Hardee Chuck Clark
K Greg Zuerlein
P Thomas Morstead
LS Thomas Hennessy

Notes on 53 man roster

Final Thoughts

This offseason will be remembered as the offseason where the Jets made a huge swing for a future Hall of Fame QB. It’s impossible for me to try to put this draft class up against that. But the Jets got a lot of athleticism in this draft that can set them up to be competitive in the long term. It was surprising that they traded back, seeing as they’re in a win now mode, still. I think the Jets got 2 or 3 starters from this draft, likely some combination of Abanikanda, Tippmann, and McDonald. Certain players like Warren and Kuntz do have some longer term potential, too. Nothing will ever touch Joe Douglas’s 2022 draft class, but I thought this class was solid and built a lot of overdue depth. Still, when July rolls around and it’s time for camp, it’s going to be the QB that all Jets fans are looking at.
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2023.05.27 18:02 Abel-2-Live Friend gave me a 4090. Which components should I pair it with?

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
USA. South Florida. Apparently there's a Microcenter about 20 miles from me. Never heard of this store.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Last time i built my PC was around 2016. I forgot a lot and would like some help as to what I should get. Any help would be appreciated. I don't know if this is allowed, but under this post im going to list the parts out that might help narrow my search and to show that I at least attempted to try to pick out parts myself.

UPDATE: Thanks for the help guys i bought everything minus the monitor. That one i'm still researching.
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2023.05.27 12:21 KingThommo Discrediting the Article, “James Lindsay’s ‘Race Marxism’ is Ignorant About Both Race and Marxism” by Alex Skopic.

Found here: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/12/james-lindsays-race-marxism-is-ignorant-about-both-race-and-marxism
I have chosen to discredit this article in order to defend James A. Lindsay because this article is considered a comprehensive enough dissection of what Lindsay believes for it to be a source on his Wikipedia page supporting the idea that he is a “conspiracy theorist” for advancing the idea of “Cultural Marxism.”
As he starts out with the racial aspect, so shall I.
Immediately upon beginning the article, Skopic baselessly links Lindsay’s critical opposition to CRT with pro-segregationist white racism. Lindsay has no connection to such ideologies, nor does he ever promote anything akin to pro-segregationist views. In fact, Critical Race Theorists bear far more resemblance to pro-segregationist racists because they openly advocate segregation.
Lindsay was a long time supporter of the Democratic Party and volunteered for Barack Obama. He had always identified himself as being on the left of the socio-political axis, considering himself a liberal, and still hesitates to consider himself a conservative. Skopic then links Lindsay with various right wing politicians except Lindsay opposed Donald Trump in 2016 but said he would vote for Trump in 2020, arguing that the danger of "wokeness" is greater than that of a Trump presidency [1].
Skopic then goes on to argue that Lindsay is essentially cherry picking specific snippets of the paper, “Toward a Critical Race Theory of Education” by Gloria Ladson-Billings and William F. Tate IV [2], and taking them out of context in order to argue that he is misrepresenting their argument to add merit to his own radical agenda. This is a blatant projection, because Skopic then goes on to do exactly that - cherry pick specific snippets out of context in order to add merit to his own agenda. He says “by singling out this six-word snippet— which is used by the authors to describe completely different writers and texts—for mention twelve times throughout the book,” - obviously arguing that referring to different authors who wrote different works doesn’t represent the standpoint of the current authors - with the added context of a fuller quote, Ladson-Billings and Tate clearly state, “Both Woodson and Du Bois presented cogent arguments for considering race as the central construct for understanding inequality. In many ways our work is an attempt to build on the foundation laid by these scholars.” Obviously this implies that the authors have decided to do likewise in “considering race as the central construct for understanding inequality” and they imply that they are building upon that concept, and they further solidify this notion by later stating, “As a prophetic foreshadowing of the centrality of race in U.S. society, Du Bois reminded us that “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the colour line.” Obviously, framing something as a “prophetic foreshadowing” illustrates that one believes what was “prophetically foreshadowed” is now or has been manifest in reality.
Obviously Skopic saying “when you read the full paper—something Lindsay apparently doesn’t think his audience will do—it becomes obvious that this isn’t the full story,” it seems to me as though he is simply projecting the idea that his own audience probably wouldn’t read the paper and point out his own mischaracterisation. Followers of Lindsay are specifically interested in understanding the things that he speaks about and we appreciate Lindsay precisely because he shows us exactly how he reaches his conclusions.
Skopic says, “Far from being fixated on race as their sole concern, they display a nuanced understanding of the interrelatedness of different social issues, framing racism as a significant “organizing principle,” but hardly the “fundamental” one.” But nobody is arguing that race is the fundamental organising principle, Lindsay simply pointed out that the authors are choosing to centre race as the construct through which they choose to understand inequality given the impact of the arguments of Woodson and Du Bois on the formation of their hypotheses. I would argue that centralising something makes the construct that was centred foundational to the argument presented.
Anyway, as if so many projections weren’t enough, Skopic argues, “There’s a glaring disconnect between the simplistic caricature Lindsay puts forward and the actual tenets of the theory he’s talking about...” but I feel exactly that way about Skopic’s caricature of Lindsay through my reading his article.
Obviously Skopic hasn’t paid much of any attention to Lindsay or his work because Lindsay simply does not merely look at “One college professor float[ing] the idea of a government agency that oversees new policies to make sure they aren’t racist,” to “spin a febrile vision of dystopia, in which Ibram X. Kendi is the next Mao Zedong, poised to enact a “total Racial Bolshevik Revolution” over everything and everyone.” In colloquial discourse, we call that the “straw man” of a “reductio ad absurdum” but Skopic continues like this for some time. I’ll point out that Kendi believes that a whole host of innocuous things are inherently and fundamentally racist and that if a governing body was created in accordance with his ideology, all kinds of things could ludicrously be considered racist for a whole host of whacky reasons.
And sure enough, continuing to construct his straw man via a reductio ad absurdum, Skopic then throws in the label of of “conspiracy theorist,” saying “that conspiracy theories are unfalsifiable; we can’t prove or disprove whether ancient Egyptians had contact with aliens or if Stanley Kubrick hid secret messages in Eyes Wide Shut.” Because, he claims, “The same is true for Lindsay’s ideas about “seizing power” being the “central, but hidden” aim of antiracist activism, which remain speculation at best, and melodramatic persecution fantasies at worst.” Even though Skopic had just brought up the fact that Ibram X. Kendi made the proposal to alter the constitution in order to “establish and permanently fund a “Department of Anti-racism” within the U.S. government, “a body of “formally trained experts on racism” who would “be responsible for preclearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won’t yield racial inequity,” he, lacking any self-awareness, asserted that a body overseeing the formation of laws that ensure such laws wouldn’t “yield racial inequity,” wouldn’t be a branch of government after he himself referred to it as the “Department of Antiracism within the US government.”
I can’t comprehend what world one would have to live in to believe that something enshrined in the constitution that must be established and permanently funded by the government and “would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their “racist” policy and ideas” would not be a branch of government [3].
It doesn’t take much thought to comprehend that the “formally trained experts on racism” would adhere specifically to what Kendi (considered an expert on racism) considers racist; the Critical Race Theory conceptions of racism. But Skopic doesn’t seem to be an advocate of thinking.
We can verifiably prove Lindsay’s assertions by simply going over the evidence that he provides us: the literature of the people he criticises and the suggestion we contemplate the reality we experience when we interact with people and things in the world. Putting Lindsays work on the same level as ancient aliens and Illuminati sex cults is just a pathetically simplistic means to link Lindsay’s assertions with things that are inherently incredible to the vast majority of reasonable people in a, frankly, idiotic effort to discredit him.
Besides, it’s not as if things previously considered conspiracy theories haven’t been proven true. People conspire and lie about their intentions. Other people theorise about potential conspiracies. I think that theorising around potential conspiracies is simply something that any intelligent and critical person should do. “Conspiracy theory” does not inherently equal “absurd conception” akin to the schizophrenics suffering from delusions of persecution who believe that the government is implanting thoughts in their minds using radio waves, leading them to wear tin foil hats.
Skopic then goes on to conflate actual racism written into law and thereby present within the whole of the system (systemic racism) with racist attitudes held by private individuals in society. The Civil Rights Act literally removed baked-in racism from the system by “prohibiting discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal [4].” As if incapable of recognising the difference between public and private, Skopic then goes on to list instances of racism committed by private individuals as evidence of “systemic” racism. Private instances of racism, even if those private individuals hold public positions, is not systemic racism because “systemic” in this context refers to the whole of the society, but racism isn’t present in the whole of society, it was specifically expelled from public society in 1964...
Even the LA City Council members who Skopic points out made racist remarks all stepped down from or were stripped of their positions after public outcry, “Herrera...resigned from his position the same day. After mounting pressure, on October 12, Martinez announced her resignation from her elected seat in the City Council. Cedillo and de León did not step down despite numerous calls for their resignations. They were stripped of their committee assignments and chairmanships and were formally censured along with Martinez by the City Council in a unanimous 12–0 vote on October 26.” [5]
Yes, obviously a very racist system (eye roll).
Skopic then points out that, “American prisons commonly ban books by Black activists like Marcus Garvey and Angela Davis, but decline to ban Mein Kampf.” But in the links that he provides to back his claim, “Florida Today” outlines that these books were restricted due to “Rejection Codes” 3G, “Dangerously inflammatory -- encourages riot, insurrection, disruption of the institution, violation of rules.” and 3M “It otherwise presents a threat to the security, order or rehabilitative objectives of the correctional system or the safety of any person.” I don’t know why Mein Kampf isn’t banned too if they’re banning “dangerously inflammatory” content but that’s not in question here. I would point out that every single person on earth is aware that Hitler was a horrible person and that his ideas were horrifically terrible. He is the most commonly used example of the worst kind of person and it might be wise to understand how and what he actually thought that made him so horrible.
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Now we come to the Marxism.
Skopic points out that “Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, and Herbert Marcuse ... were broadly interested in expanding the scope of Marxist theory to the field of mass culture” he then points out that this is the “source of Lindsay’s distinction between “Marxism” and “neo-Marxism,” which,” he claims, “like many things in Race Marxism, is grossly historically inaccurate.”
But it’s obviously not historically inaccurate because “Critical Theory” in the narrow sense designates several generations of German philosophers and social theorists in the Western European Marxist tradition known as the Frankfurt School”[6] and I can’t believe that I need to do this but the prefix “neo” refers to “a new and different form of something that existed in the past”[7] so critical theory is inherently “Neo-Marxist” since it is “a new and different form of” Marxism.
But he goes further in stating (with a lack of self awareness that would put an excited dog to shame) that “Marxists have always been interested in culture; it’s just that, with the advent of things like radio and television, there was suddenly a lot more culture for the Frankfurt School to analyze, and they responded accordingly.” So what he is essentially saying there is that the Frankfurt School weren’t Neo-Marxists, he’s making the case that they were simply Marxists.
Sure, Alex, if you say so.
But wait a moment, Lindsay isn’t just supposed to be a racist, he’s also supposed to be a raging antisemite because the Nazis referred to cultural Marxism as “cultural Bolshevism” and that’s basically all that Skopic has to say on that. He just links the fact that antisemites recognised critical theories as “cultural Marxism” and uses that to paint Lindsay in an antisemitic light. Not that Lindsay said anything antisemitic or denounced Jews, Judaism or Israel or anything to do with Jewish people generally. No, many members of the Frankfurt School were Jewish, so obviously, if you criticise their socio-cultural ideas or the epistemology of their rationale, like the Nazis and anti-communist Americans used to do, you hate Jews. Simple. Pathetically stupid, but definitely simple.
Skopic tells us, “One of the main examples [Lindsay] gives of Critical Race Theory in action, Kendi’s Department of Antiracism, is supposed to be established through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which various state delegates would presumably vote on—using the existing political system, not overthrowing it.
Right. Yes. Precisely. The Nazis were wrong about (everything) Critical Theory, it was not “Cultural Bolshevism,” because Bolshevism implies militant uprising and violent revolution. Later Marxists realised that they would never directly overthrow the West, so, as Yuri Bezmenov, ex-KGB subverter who defected to Canada and the US, explained to us clearly. The point is to make the West go into the direction that the Marxists want the West to go, the direction of communism.
In his booklet “Black is Beautiful, Communism is Not” [8], written specifically as an attempt to counter the continued development of the kind of Neo-Marxist principles in the “black community” that led to the development of Critical Race Theory, Bezmenov recounts the words of Sun Tzu, “All warfare is based primarily on deception of your enemy. To fight on the battlefield ... is the most primitive and barbaric [means] to achieve your goals. The highest art of war is to subvert anything of value in your enemy’s country.” Bezmenov then continues, “Which includes religion, moral principles, traditions and natural established relationships between people, families, groups, classes and races. Turn the blacks against the whites; turn teachers against students; Ralph Nader against the government; labour unions against business; homosexuals against heterosexuals; and keep on fighting, my dear friends, and then you will flop like a rotten apple and the enemy will take you over. You will invite the enemy.”
Skopic then tries to point out that the Frankfurt School were criticised by leftists of the time because they were “insufficiently concerned with power struggles.” But why would they themselves be concerned with revolutionary activism when they had armies of young people acting on their behalf? As Skopic, says, again, without any self-awareness, “Specifically, most of these theorists were active in 1968, when university students around the world rose up in revolt against the Vietnam War, institutional racism, and other injustices, and often physically took control of university campuses and buildings, including (briefly) the sociology department of the University of Frankfurt.” And even points out that, “Adorno told a German newspaper that he had merely “established a theoretical model of thought. How could I have suspected that people would want to implement it with Molotov cocktails?”
So Skopic points out himself that the young people were in fact carrying out the revolutionary activism, that the Frankfurt School was aware that the young people were carrying out the revolutionary activism, that the Frankfurt School was aware that their ideas had precipitated such activism; but he then makes the case that since they themselves weren’t out in the streets taking action, they weren’t concerned about their life’s work coming to fruition? Because Adorno was questioned about and denounced violence? Which he was then persecuted by the communists over?
This Skopic character... I don’t know what to say about him, because everything I want to say is very mean. Ive been at this for a while and it’s not exactly something I enjoy. Alex, was Marx out in the streets chanting slogans? No he wasn’t, was he?
Finally, Skopic brings up the correlation between CRT and Nazism. Alex, I’ll put it in simple terms that someone of childlike intellect, like yourself, could understand, Both are Völkisch racial nationalism, racial nationalism is racial nationalism regardless of which group it aims at socialising. Hitler wanted to socialise the people by removing the Jews from society. CRT wants to socialise the people by removing whiteness from society.
How they intend to do that is yet to be seen. I don’t think that it’s a good idea, because everything from punctuality to good manners is considered “whiteness,” it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re referring to people with white skin in the same way that Larry Elder “is the black face of white supremacy.”
Keep in mind that James Lindsay was one of the 3 academics who rewrote a section of Mein Kampf using feminist language, and the gender studies journal they submitted it to published it.
[1] https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/10/hate-wokeness-vote-biden/616845/
[2] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358471863_Toward_a_Critical_Race_Theory_of_Education
[3] https://www.politico.com/interactives/2019/how-to-fix-politics-in-america/inequality/pass-an-anti-racist-constitutional-amendment/
[4] https://www.archives.gov/milestone-documents/civil-rights-act#:~:text=This%20act%2C%20signed%20into%20law,civil%20rights%20legislation%20since%20Reconstruction.
[5] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Los_Angeles_City_Council_scandal
[6] https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/critical-theory/
[7] https://www.britannica.com/dictionary/neo-#:~:text=neo%2D%20prefix,style%2C%20language%2C%20or%20philosophy)
[8] https://ia800303.us.archive.org/8/items/YuriBezmenovBlackIsBeautifulCommunismIsNot/YuriBezmenovBlackIsBeautiful.pdf
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2023.05.27 11:47 KingThommo Discrediting the Article, “James Lindsay’s ‘Race Marxism’ is Ignorant About Both Race and Marxism” by Alex Skopic.

Found here: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/12/james-lindsays-race-marxism-is-ignorant-about-both-race-and-marxism
I have chosen to do what I can to discredit this article in order to defend James Lindsay because this article is considered a comprehensive enough dissection of what Lindsay believes for it to be a source on his Wikipedia page supporting the idea that he is a “conspiracy theorist” for advancing the idea of “Cultural Marxism.”
As he starts out with the racial aspect, so shall I.
Immediately upon beginning the article, Skopic baselessly links Lindsay’s critical opposition to CRT with pro-segregationist white racism. Lindsay has no connection to such ideologies, nor does he ever promote anything akin to pro-segregationist views. In fact, Critical Race Theorists bear far more resemblance to pro-segregationist racists because they openly advocate segregation.
Lindsay was a long time supporter of the Democratic Party and volunteered for Barack Obama. He had always identified himself as being on the left of the socio-political axis, considering himself a liberal, and still hesitates to consider himself a conservative. Skopic then links Lindsay with various right wing politicians except Lindsay opposed Donald Trump in 2016 but said he would vote for Trump in 2020, arguing that the danger of "wokeness" is greater than that of a Trump presidency [1].
Skopic then goes on to argue that Lindsay is essentially cherry picking specific snippets of the paper, “Toward a Critical Race Theory of Education” by Gloria Ladson-Billings and William F. Tate IV [2], and taking them out of context in order to argue that he is misrepresenting their argument to add merit to his own radical agenda. This is a blatant projection, because Skopic then goes on to do exactly that - cherry pick specific snippets out of context in order to add merit to his own agenda. He says “by singling out this six-word snippet— which is used by the authors to describe completely different writers and texts—for mention twelve times throughout the book,” - obviously arguing that referring to different authors who wrote different works doesn’t represent the standpoint of the current authors - with the added context of a fuller quote, Ladson-Billings and Tate clearly state, “Both Woodson and Du Bois presented cogent arguments for considering race as the central construct for understanding inequality. In many ways our work is an attempt to build on the foundation laid by these scholars.” Obviously this implies that the authors have decided to do likewise in “considering race as the central construct for understanding inequality” and they imply that they are building upon that concept, and they further solidify this notion by later stating, “As a prophetic foreshadowing of the centrality of race in U.S. society, Du Bois reminded us that “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the colour line.” Obviously, framing something as a “prophetic foreshadowing” illustrates that one believes what was “prophetically foreshadowed” is now or has been manifest in reality.
Obviously Skopic saying “when you read the full paper—something Lindsay apparently doesn’t think his audience will do—it becomes obvious that this isn’t the full story,” it seems to me as though he is simply projecting the idea that his own audience probably wouldn’t read the paper and point out his own mischaracterisation. Followers of Lindsay are specifically interested in understanding the things that he speaks about and we appreciate Lindsay precisely because he shows us exactly how he reaches his conclusions.
Skopic says, “Far from being fixated on race as their sole concern, they display a nuanced understanding of the interrelatedness of different social issues, framing racism as a significant “organizing principle,” but hardly the “fundamental” one.” But nobody is arguing that race is the fundamental organising principle, Lindsay simply pointed out that the authors are choosing to centre race as the construct through which they choose to understand inequality given the impact of the arguments of Woodson and Du Bois on the formation of their hypotheses. I would argue that centralising something makes the construct that was centred foundational to the argument presented.
Anyway, as if so many projections weren’t enough, Skopic argues, “There’s a glaring disconnect between the simplistic caricature Lindsay puts forward and the actual tenets of the theory he’s talking about...” but I feel exactly that way about Skopic’s caricature of Lindsay through my reading his article.
Obviously Skopic hasn’t paid much of any attention to Lindsay or his work because Lindsay simply does not merely look at “One college professor float[ing] the idea of a government agency that oversees new policies to make sure they aren’t racist,” to “spin a febrile vision of dystopia, in which Ibram X. Kendi is the next Mao Zedong, poised to enact a “total Racial Bolshevik Revolution” over everything and everyone.” In colloquial discourse, we call that the “straw man” of a “reductio ad absurdum” but Skopic continues like this for some time. I’ll point out that Kendi believes that a whole host of innocuous things are inherently and fundamentally racist and that if a governing body was created in accordance with his ideology, all kinds of things could ludicrously be considered racist for a whole host of whacky reasons.
And sure enough, continuing to construct his straw man via a reductio ad absurdum, Skopic then throws in the label of of “conspiracy theorist,” saying “that conspiracy theories are unfalsifiable; we can’t prove or disprove whether ancient Egyptians had contact with aliens or if Stanley Kubrick hid secret messages in Eyes Wide Shut.” Because, he claims, “The same is true for Lindsay’s ideas about “seizing power” being the “central, but hidden” aim of antiracist activism, which remain speculation at best, and melodramatic persecution fantasies at worst.” Even though Skopic had just brought up the fact that Ibram X. Kendi made the proposal to alter the constitution in order to “establish and permanently fund a “Department of Anti-racism” within the U.S. government, “a body of “formally trained experts on racism” who would “be responsible for preclearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won’t yield racial inequity,” he, lacking any self-awareness, asserted that a body overseeing the formation of laws that ensure such laws wouldn’t “yield racial inequity,” wouldn’t be a branch of government after he himself referred to it as the “Department of Antiracism within the US government.”
I can’t comprehend what world one would have to live in to believe that something enshrined in the constitution that must be established and permanently funded by the government and “would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their “racist” policy and ideas” would not be a branch of government [3].
It doesn’t take much thought to comprehend that the “formally trained experts on racism” would adhere specifically to what Kendi (considered an expert on racism) considers racist; the Critical Race Theory conceptions of racism. But Skopic doesn’t seem to be an advocate of thinking.
We can verifiably prove Lindsay’s assertions by simply going over the evidence that he provides us: the literature of the people he criticises and the suggestion we contemplate the reality we experience when we interact with people and things in the world. Putting Lindsays work on the same level as ancient aliens and Illuminati sex cults is just a pathetically simplistic means to link Lindsay’s assertions with things that are inherently incredible to the vast majority of reasonable people in a, frankly, idiotic effort to discredit him.
Besides, it’s not as if things previously considered conspiracy theories haven’t been proven true. People conspire and lie about their intentions. Other people theorise about potential conspiracies. I think that theorising around potential conspiracies is simply something that any intelligent and critical person should do. “Conspiracy theory” does not inherently equal “absurd conception” akin to the schizophrenics suffering from delusions of persecution who believe that the government is implanting thoughts in their minds using radio waves, leading them to wear tin foil hats.
Skopic then goes on to conflate actual racism written into law and thereby present within the whole of the system (systemic racism) with racist attitudes held by private individuals in society. The Civil Rights Act literally removed baked-in racism from the system by “prohibiting discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal [4].” As if incapable of recognising the difference between public and private, Skopic then goes on to list instances of racism committed by private individuals as evidence of “systemic” racism. Private instances of racism, even if those private individuals hold public positions, is not systemic racism because “systemic” in this context refers to the whole of the society, but racism isn’t present in the whole of society, it was specifically expelled from public society in 1964...
Even the LA City Council members who Skopic points out made racist remarks all stepped down from or were stripped of their positions after public outcry, “Herrera...resigned from his position the same day. After mounting pressure, on October 12, Martinez announced her resignation from her elected seat in the City Council. Cedillo and de León did not step down despite numerous calls for their resignations. They were stripped of their committee assignments and chairmanships and were formally censured along with Martinez by the City Council in a unanimous 12–0 vote on October 26.” [5]
Yes, obviously a very racist system (eye roll).
Skopic then points out that, “American prisons commonly ban books by Black activists like Marcus Garvey and Angela Davis, but decline to ban Mein Kampf.” But in the links that he provides to back his claim, “Florida Today” outlines that these books were restricted due to “Rejection Codes” 3G, “Dangerously inflammatory -- encourages riot, insurrection, disruption of the institution, violation of rules.” and 3M “It otherwise presents a threat to the security, order or rehabilitative objectives of the correctional system or the safety of any person.” I don’t know why Mein Kampf isn’t banned too if they’re banning “dangerously inflammatory” content but that’s not in question here. I would point out that every single person on earth is aware that Hitler was a horrible person and that his ideas were horrifically terrible. He is the most commonly used example of the worst kind of person and it might be wise to understand how and what he actually thought that made him so horrible.
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Now we come to the Marxism.
Skopic points out that “Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, and Herbert Marcuse ... were broadly interested in expanding the scope of Marxist theory to the field of mass culture” he then points out that this is the “source of Lindsay’s distinction between “Marxism” and “neo-Marxism,” which,” he claims, “like many things in Race Marxism, is grossly historically inaccurate.”
But it’s obviously not historically inaccurate because “Critical Theory” in the narrow sense designates several generations of German philosophers and social theorists in the Western European Marxist tradition known as the Frankfurt School”[6] and I can’t believe that I need to do this but the prefix “neo” refers to “a new and different form of something that existed in the past”[7] so critical theory is inherently “Neo-Marxist” since it is “a new and different form of” Marxism.
But he goes further in stating (with a lack of self awareness that would put an excited dog to shame) that “Marxists have always been interested in culture; it’s just that, with the advent of things like radio and television, there was suddenly a lot more culture for the Frankfurt School to analyze, and they responded accordingly.” So what he is essentially saying there is that the Frankfurt School weren’t Neo-Marxists, he’s making the case that they were simply Marxists.
Sure, Alex, if you say so.
But wait a moment, Lindsay isn’t just supposed to be a racist, he’s also supposed to be a raging antisemite because the Nazis referred to cultural Marxism as “cultural Bolshevism” and that’s basically all that Skopic has to say on that. He just links the fact that antisemites recognised critical theories as “cultural Marxism” and uses that to paint Lindsay in an antisemitic light. Not that Lindsay said anything antisemitic or denounced Jews, Judaism or Israel or anything to do with Jewish people generally. No, many members of the Frankfurt School were Jewish, so obviously, if you criticise their socio-cultural ideas or the epistemology of their rationale, like the Nazis and anti-communist Americans used to do, you hate Jews. Simple. Pathetically stupid, but definitely simple.
Skopic tells us, “One of the main examples [Lindsay] gives of Critical Race Theory in action, Kendi’s Department of Antiracism, is supposed to be established through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which various state delegates would presumably vote on—using the existing political system, not overthrowing it.
Right. Yes. Precisely. The Nazis were wrong about (everything) Critical Theory, it was not “Cultural Bolshevism,” because Bolshevism implies militant uprising and violent revolution. Later Marxists realised that they would never directly overthrow the West, so, as Yuri Bezmenov, ex-KGB subverter who defected to Canada and the US, explained to us clearly. The point is to make the West go into the direction that the Marxists want the West to go, the direction of communism.
In his booklet “Black is Beautiful, Communism is Not” [8], written specifically as an attempt to counter the continued development of the kind of Neo-Marxist principles in the “black community” that led to the development of Critical Race Theory, Bezmenov recounts the words of Sun Tzu, “All warfare is based primarily on deception of your enemy. To fight on the battlefield ... is the most primitive and barbaric [means] to achieve your goals. The highest art of war is to subvert anything of value in your enemy’s country.” Bezmenov then continues, “Which includes religion, moral principles, traditions and natural established relationships between people, families, groups, classes and races. Turn the blacks against the whites; turn teachers against students; Ralph Nader against the government; labour unions against business; homosexuals against heterosexuals; and keep on fighting, my dear friends, and then you will flop like a rotten apple and the enemy will take you over. You will invite the enemy.”
Skopic then tries to point out that the Frankfurt School were criticised by leftists of the time because they were “insufficiently concerned with power struggles.” But why would they themselves be concerned with revolutionary activism when they had armies of young people acting on their behalf? As Skopic, says, again, without any self-awareness, “Specifically, most of these theorists were active in 1968, when university students around the world rose up in revolt against the Vietnam War, institutional racism, and other injustices, and often physically took control of university campuses and buildings, including (briefly) the sociology department of the University of Frankfurt.” And even points out that, “Adorno told a German newspaper that he had merely “established a theoretical model of thought. How could I have suspected that people would want to implement it with Molotov cocktails?”
So Skopic points out himself that the young people were in fact carrying out the revolutionary activism, that the Frankfurt School was aware that the young people were carrying out the revolutionary activism, that the Frankfurt School was aware that their ideas had precipitated such activism; but he then makes the case that since they themselves weren’t out in the streets taking action, they weren’t concerned about their life’s work coming to fruition? Because Adorno was questioned about and denounced violence? Which he was then persecuted by the communists over?
This Skopic character... I don’t know what to say about him, because everything I want to say is very mean. Ive been at this for a while and it’s not exactly something I enjoy. Alex, was Marx out in the streets chanting slogans? No he wasn’t, was he?
Finally, Skopic brings up the correlation between CRT and Nazism. Alex, I’ll put it in simple terms that someone of childlike intellect, like yourself, could understand, Both are Völkisch racial nationalism, racial nationalism is racial nationalism regardless of which group it aims at socialising. Hitler wanted to socialise the people by removing the Jews from society. CRT wants to socialise the people by removing whiteness from society.
How they intend to do that is yet to be seen. I don’t think that it’s a good idea, because everything from punctuality to good manners is considered “whiteness,” it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re referring to people with white skin in the same way that Larry Elder “is the black face of white supremacy.”
Keep in mind that James Lindsay was one of the 3 academics who rewrote a section of Mein Kampf using feminist language, and the gender studies journal they submitted it to published it.
[1] https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/10/hate-wokeness-vote-biden/616845/
[2] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358471863_Toward_a_Critical_Race_Theory_of_Education
[3] https://www.politico.com/interactives/2019/how-to-fix-politics-in-america/inequality/pass-an-anti-racist-constitutional-amendment/
[4] https://www.archives.gov/milestone-documents/civil-rights-act#:~:text=This%20act%2C%20signed%20into%20law,civil%20rights%20legislation%20since%20Reconstruction.
[5] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Los_Angeles_City_Council_scandal
[6] https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/critical-theory/
[7] https://www.britannica.com/dictionary/neo-#:~:text=neo%2D%20prefix,style%2C%20language%2C%20or%20philosophy)
[8] https://ia800303.us.archive.org/8/items/YuriBezmenovBlackIsBeautifulCommunismIsNot/YuriBezmenovBlackIsBeautiful.pdf
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2023.05.27 09:10 MoneyCrunchesofBoats Judge my accent (Spanish)

Hey guys! I am a gringo from Florida and people always tell me different things when it comes to my accent in Spanish. A lot of people say that my accent sounds Cuban and others say that it sounds Puerto Rican and I honestly don’t know to tell you the truth. Some days I think it can sound more one way and on another day it kinda switches haha. As of recently, I have made efforts to hone in more on the Cuban aspects of my accent in order to make it more standardized because people tell me I sound Cuban more often than Boricua. When it comes to speaking in my Spanish classes in Uni (which mostly consists of heritage Mexican-Spanish speakers) or if I am speaking with people that are more detached from or less familiarized with more Caribbean style spanish, I usually code switch and tone it down a bit and make my accent a bit more neutral. This is my Spanish at its most natural form, and how I would usually speak to Cubans and other Caribeños to give you some context. Below is a short clip, so let me know if I should record more to display more gratis of my accent. Chao Pescado 🐟 https://voca.ro/1boD6UkzxupQ
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2023.05.27 03:19 gear-heads 2 Oath Keepers who stormed Capitol on Jan. 6 sentenced to prison

2 Oath Keepers who stormed Capitol on Jan. 6 sentenced to prison
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Army veterans who stormed the U.S. Capitol in a military-style formation with fellow members of the Oath Keepers were sentenced Friday to prison terms, a day after the far-right extremist group’s founder received a record-setting 18-years behind bars in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack.
U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta sentenced Jessica Watkins, of Woodstock, Ohio, to eight years and six months behind bars and sentenced Kenneth Harrelson, of Titusville, Florida, to four years in prison.
A federal jury acquitted Watkins and Harrelson of the seditious conspiracy charge that Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was found guilty of in November. But jurors convicted Watkins and Harrelson of other Jan. 6 charges, including obstructing Congress’ certification of President Joe Biden’s victory.
Rhodes’ 18-year term is the longest prison sentence that has been handed down so far in the hundreds of Capitol riot cases. The charges against leaders of the Oath Keepers and another extremist group, the Proud Boys, are among the most serious brought in the Justice Department’s massive investigation of the riot.
Mehta agreed with the Justice Department that Rhodes and the other Oath Keepers’ actions could be punished as “terrorism,” increasing the recommended sentence under federal guidelines.
But the judge ultimately gave Watkins and Harrelson far less time than prosecutors were seeking. The Justice Department had requested 18 years for Watkins and 15 for Harrelson.
Watkins and Harrelson marched toward the Capitol with other Oath Keepers members in “stack” formations as a mob of Trump supporters clashed with outnumbered police officers. Harrelson was the group’s “ground team lead” on Jan. 6. Watkins, who formed a separate Ohio-based militia group, recruited others to join the Oath Keepers in Washington that day.
Mehta said that while Watkins was not a top leader, like Rhodes, she was more than just a “foot soldier,” noting that at least three others charged in the riot wouldn’t have been there if she hadn’t recruited them to join.
“Your role that day was more aggressive, more assaultive, more purposeful than perhaps others,” he told her.
Watkins tearfully apologized for her actions before the judge handed down her sentence. She condemned the violence by rioters who assaulted police, but conceded that her presence at the Capitol “probably inspired those people to a degree.” She described herself as “just another idiot running around the Capitol” on Jan. 6.
“And today you’re going to hold this idiot responsible,” she told the judge.
The judge said Watkins’ personal story of struggling for years to come to terms with her identity as a transgender woman made it especially difficult for him to understand why she has shown “a lack of empathy for those who suffered” on Jan. 6. Watkins testified at trial about hiding her identity from her parents during a strict Christian upbringing and going AWOL in the Army after a fellow soldier found evidence of her contact with a support group for transgender people.
READ MORE: On the witness stand, Oath Keepers leader offers his version of 2020 events
Harrelson told the judge he went to Washington after another Oath Keeper offered him a “security job,” but said he has never voted for a president in his life and doesn’t care about politics. Some of the Oath Keepers provided security for Trump ally Roger Stone and other right-wing figures at events before the riot.
“I have totally demolished my life,” he said as he broke down in tears. “I am responsible, and my foolish actions have caused immense pain to my wife and our children.”
Mehta said he doesn’t agree with the government’s portrayal of Harrelson as a “mid-level organizer” for the Oath Keepers. Unlike many other group members charged in the attack, Harrelson didn’t send any messages “that anyone would consider extremist,” the judge said.
But the judge said he was struck by an image of Harrelson patting down a police officer on his way out of the Capitol.
“You weren’t just there that day because you got swept in,” the judge told him.
During a nearly two-month trial in Washington’s federal court, lawyers for Watkins and the other Oath Keepers argued there was no plan to attack the Capitol. On the witness stand, Watkins told jurors she never intended to interfere with the certification and never heard any commands for her and other Oath Keepers to enter the building.
Evidence shown to jurors showed Watkins after the 2020 election messaging with people who expressed interest in joining her Ohio militia group about “military-style basic” training. She told one recruit, “I need you fighting fit” by the inauguration, which was Jan. 20, 2021.
On Jan. 6, Watkins and other Oath Keepers wearing helmets and other paramilitary gear were seen shouldering their way through the crowd and up the Capitol stairs in military-style stack formation. She communicated with others during the riot over a channel called “Stop the Steal J6″ on the walkie-talkie app Zello, declaring, “We are in the main dome right now.”
Harrelson screamed “Treason!” — an epithet directed at members of Congress — as he entered the Capitol on Jan. 6, a prosecutor said.
One of their other co-defendants, Florida chapter leader Kelly Meggs, was sentenced Thursday to 12 years behind bars for seditious conspiracy and other charges.
Rhodes, 58, of Granbury, Texas, was the first Jan. 6 defendant convicted of seditious conspiracy to receive his punishment for what prosecutors said was a weekslong plot to forcibly block the transfer of power from former President Donald Trump to Biden. Four other Oath Keepers convicted of the sedition charge during a second trial in January will be sentenced next week.
During his sentencing Thursday, Rhodes defiantly claimed to be a “political prisoner,” criticized prosecutors and the Biden administration and tried to play down his actions on Jan. 6. The judge described Rhodes as a continued threat to the United States who clearly “wants democracy in this country to devolve into violence.”
The Oath Keepers’ sentences this week could serve as a guide for prosecutors in a separate Jan. 6 case against leaders of the Proud Boys. Earlier this month, a different jury convicted former Proud Boys national chairman Enrique Tarrio and three other group leaders of seditious conspiracy for what prosecutors said was another plot to keep Trump in the White House.
Before Thursday, the longest sentence in the more than 1,000 Capitol riot cases was 14 years and two months for a man with a long criminal record who attacked police officers with pepper spray and a chair as he stormed the Capitol. Just over 500 of the defendants have been sentenced, with more than half receiving prison time.
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2023.05.27 02:23 ThatOneComputerNerd Installing Modern WiFi in a home from 1890!

Installing Modern WiFi in a home from 1890!
We came in to assist a handyman that had tried to add Wi-Fi to an old Spanish style house in Florida. He ran for wires, but obviously needs a little training on how to terminate them! Nevertheless, those wires tested almost to cat 6E! We ended up expanding on his work by running a few more lines to double the total number of access points, with the help of a switch at the end of one of the lines. This job definitely had us thinking creatively to both utilize the existing work and finish the install with both a professional appearance and an end result the customer would be happy with! The rack we installed leaves room for additional equipment in the future for surveillance, perhaps door access, and hopefully we can get them to agree to buy their own modem at some point lol and please, maybe some fiber? Comcast… You should be embarrassed for that upload speed when you can provide that download speed.
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2023.05.27 02:00 Rasta_Rising Outdoor Dartboard Cabinet?

I hung a dartboard cabinet in my covered patio. The cabinet was mostly wood, but the backboard, which is used to mount to the wall, was MDF. The MDF deteriorated within six months due to South Florida humidity (it was protected from direct rainfall). I have Googled "outdoor dartboard cabinet" and have not found anything designed to withstand the elements.
So, is there anything out there that is designed to withstand the elements? Thanks.
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