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/TheBluePill is a satire of /TheRedPill and the strategies discussed on that particular sub. That being said, consider most posts on this sub to have a trigger warning.
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2022.03.17 02:47 KiLLMasTer20 CasioGShock

A subreddit dedicated to Casio watches and G-Shock watches. Sell and Trade at your own risk.
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2023.06.05 02:04 iloverunningnot [sell] [us] NWT dance studio pants (full length) blue nile, size 2 $94 shipped (pls add 3.5% for PayPal G&S)

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2023.06.05 02:04 CatsandPathfinder 28 [M4F] NC/US/Online - What's Your Favorite Thing to do in the Whole World?

Mine is a hot shower. Sure, I like playing roleplaying games and watching stuff on streaming as much as the next guy, but hot water on my skin? That's where it's at. Sometimes you have to appreciate the simple things in life.
There are other things I like, of course. Aside from the aforementioned roleplaying games (see the second half of my username to find out which ones), I'm a big fan of technology, hockey, and animals. I have 2 cats and a bearded dragon, and am happy to share pics of any of them!
I haven't talked about myself professionally yet, and that's because there isn't much to say. I'm still in college, because I took a looong break from it and worked retail for a while because of mental health issues and later the pandemic. I'm in an engineering field and am hoping that'll go well. So no, my shit is not yet together, but when it is together, it'll be REALLY together.
So... politics and religion. Touchy subject which I'm approaching with all the grace of a bull in a china shop, but suffice it to say, I'm an atheist and I'm pretty far to the left. I staunchly refuse to date a conservative (not that they'd be particularly interested in my "child murder" supporting ass anyway), but I honestly don't care if you believe in a higher power, the universe, reincarnation, the flying spaghetti monster, whichever you like. Just keep in mind that I won't believe in them.
Oh, and one other important thing I won't do - reproduce. My bloodline dies with me, as a friend once told me. I don't hate children, though I do feel a certain discomfort around them (was the youngest growing up, never really had to change a diaper or whatever), like I don't know what to say or how to behave. But that's not the main reason I don't want kids. Mostly it's because I have mental health issues that I've been struggling with throughout my life and I think that even if I did want to have kids, it would be selfish of me to pass that on.
Physically, I'm 135 lb, five foot five inches, I have brown hair, blue eyes and I'm white. Picture will be available upon request. I prefer women who are average or slender like me. Oh, and you can be any height, I don't care, I only mention it because you likely do and I don't want an awkward situation where you start talking to me and find out I'm too short for your liking.
Penultimate paragraph. What I'm looking for right now is intimacy of any kind really. Long term would be nice, short term would be perfectly acceptable. I find it difficult to meet people using apps (I'm a 5.5 on a good day, and I know it), and IRL I'm surrounded by 18-22 year olds who are either A) too young or B) have no interest in me.
P.S.
I'd like to share pictures early, and ideally video call early. I have no patience for women with "broken phones" as I've encountered time and time again. I'm sorry, that trick is just not believable if it's been the case with 4 separate women I've talked to on here. if you're not willing to prove you are who you say you are, I have no interest in you.
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2023.06.05 02:03 CatsandPathfinder 28 [M4F] NC/US/Online - What's Your Favorite Thing to do in the Whole World?

Mine is a hot shower. Sure, I like playing roleplaying games and watching stuff on streaming as much as the next guy, but hot water on my skin? That's where it's at. Sometimes you have to appreciate the simple things in life.
There are other things I like, of course. Aside from the aforementioned roleplaying games (see the second half of my username to find out which ones), I'm a big fan of technology, hockey, and animals. I have 2 cats and a bearded dragon, and am happy to share pics of any of them!
I haven't talked about myself professionally yet, and that's because there isn't much to say. I'm still in college, because I took a looong break from it and worked retail for a while because of mental health issues and later the pandemic. I'm in an engineering field and am hoping that'll go well. So no, my shit is not yet together, but when it is together, it'll be REALLY together.
So... politics and religion. Touchy subject which I'm approaching with all the grace of a bull in a china shop, but suffice it to say, I'm an atheist and I'm pretty far to the left. I staunchly refuse to date a conservative (not that they'd be particularly interested in my "child murder" supporting ass anyway), but I honestly don't care if you believe in a higher power, the universe, reincarnation, the flying spaghetti monster, whichever you like. Just keep in mind that I won't believe in them.
Oh, and one other important thing I won't do - reproduce. My bloodline dies with me, as a friend once told me. I don't hate children, though I do feel a certain discomfort around them (was the youngest growing up, never really had to change a diaper or whatever), like I don't know what to say or how to behave. But that's not the main reason I don't want kids. Mostly it's because I have mental health issues that I've been struggling with throughout my life and I think that even if I did want to have kids, it would be selfish of me to pass that on.
Physically, I'm 135 lb, five foot five inches, I have brown hair, blue eyes and I'm white. Picture will be available upon request. I prefer women who are average or slender like me. Oh, and you can be any height, I don't care, I only mention it because you likely do and I don't want an awkward situation where you start talking to me and find out I'm too short for your liking.
Penultimate paragraph. What I'm looking for right now is intimacy of any kind really. Long term would be nice, short term would be perfectly acceptable. I find it difficult to meet people using apps (I'm a 5.5 on a good day, and I know it), and IRL I'm surrounded by 18-22 year olds who are either A) too young or B) have no interest in me.
P.S.
I'd like to share pictures early, and ideally video call early. I have no patience for women with "broken phones" as I've encountered time and time again. I'm sorry, that trick is just not believable if it's been the case with 4 separate women I've talked to on here. if you're not willing to prove you are who you say you are, I have no interest in you.
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2023.06.05 02:03 lilangelgurl attracting my fears?

they say you attract what you think about or put energy towards. or what you fear. if you fear something you are putting energy towards it. If you really fear something you’re probably emitting a lot of energy towards it it. well I have a lot of trauma in regards to non-monogamy. My father is a polygamist, my sister wise, every guy I ever do to try to force it on me, even at my job right now all of my coworkers talk about constantly orgies and threesomes etc., all the friends I ever had wanted to do non-monogamous things in their relationships and I simply could never relate and nobody ever understood me. It’s gotten to the point that in my Hinge profile I’m very adamant about the fact that I’m monogamous because I’m sick of attracting men who want something different. but I’m shocked because so many people have told me that they want to have a threesome but their boyfriend doesn’t want to. And I’m like what the hell, where are you finding these men? All I want is a man who is monogamous. And that’s literally the only thing I can never find. my cousin has two kids and a husband. She put on Facebook that she wanted to have a Throuple and invite another woman into their relationship but that he really didn’t want to and it bummed her out. I was literally mind blown, like your husband is committed to you and you think that’s a problem? Are you kidding me? You’re blessed. It’s extremely rare to find a man like that in my experience. Then my coworkers both keep talking about how they want a threesome but their boyfriends don’t want to. Again, are you fucking kidding me? Literally all the man I’ve dated tortured me an abused me by trying to force me to have a threesome on my birthday with my friend knowing how traumatic and abusive that is to me. it’s gotten to the point where I fear that I’ll be alone forever because I cannot meet anybody monogamous. So I just don’t understand why this is the only type of man I’m attracting and why these other women can find these monogamous men so easily? It’s like we need to trade boyfriends or some thing.
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2023.06.05 02:02 Grovite Finale callback to original NBC Sports Ted Lasso promos?

While we were watching the finale, my wife asked if Dr. Sharon was a Cowboys fan given the silver and blue, star shirt she was wearing while watching the game.
It made me wonder if this was a subtle nod to the original Ted Lasso promos from 2013 where he referred to both Man United and Liverpool as the Dallas Cowboys. His “flash card” lesson with Beard starts at about two minutes in. https://youtu.be/6KeG_i8CWE8
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2023.06.05 02:02 tr0picalmermaid 33[F4M] Let’s fight off the Sunday Scaries

Raise your hand if you’re not ready for the weekend to be over and go back to work tomorrow! 🙋🏻‍♀️ I know I’m definitely not ready for any of that.
My plan tonight includes a glass of wine and cozying up with a book and the sound of the rain outside.
Only thing missing is you.
Yes, you!
That cool, single guy with the cute smile, fun personality, who’s my age/mid-late thirties. Who’s into sweet, feisty and flirty girls that get excited watching hockey and make men wanna speak Spanish. The one that holds his end of a conversation and makes Sunday nights infinitely better.
Yep, I’m talking about you!
So, let’s pretend we don’t have to work tomorrow and spend our night talking about anything and everything. Make sure to include your name, age and what you look like, just so I know who I’m taking to. :)
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2023.06.05 02:01 Checkurballfrobro Want to draw / create my mediation vision?

Hello! I have recently gone on a healing journey. The other day, I was certified in reiki healing. It was a spur of the moment decision, I knew nothing about it.. my yoga instructor suggested and it felt right. In the class, there’s a moment where you go into guided meditation and then you just stay there. A lot of people had a lot of experiences, but mine was like I was on drugs. I had a whole ass vision dream situation happening.
Anyway, there are a few parts I’d like art work done for but the one I want first would be this part.
I had been pulled from my heart by a beam of light through so many universes. I finally landed on one where it was all purple and blue. I was under a huge tree (blue and purple) and I looked up and on the tree branch was (what I believe is my spirit guide at this point bc I’ve seen her multiple times now in different ways.. on drugs, in dreams, mediating.. she shows up) It is very hard to explain her. She’s huge. Maybe like the creatures in the movie avatar, but she is more human like. She has a shit ton of braids and usually has a staff of some kind like for battle. I think her skin is blue and her hair is blonde in the braids. Like dreads. Her face is strong, she has the essence of a female warrior who has never thought twice of doing something for a man, so I don’t want her to be depicted as sexy, even though she is beautiful. I want the essence of her to just be strong and focused.
Beside her in the tree was my yoga instructor who was sitting with her feet hanging off the branch looking down at me in an encouraging way. She was incapacitated in a gold aurora with hints of fuchsia on the outside. She was the only thing not blue or purple.
She’s watching me be underwater. I can breath but it’s so dark, I have no idea which direction I’m facing. It’s silent except for the sound of the water in my ears and I’m curled up like I’m in a womb kind of and then I have a gold essence around me that’s growing (but I’m underwater, so it’s not near as bright as the one on the tree) And there’s a ball of energy coming from my heart chakra that it’s connected to kind of.
So anyway I can give way more details, but I’d like someone to draw this / paint this / electronically create this who understands chakras and the healing process! As long as the image will speak to you as you create it, I don’t much care what the medium is! The budget will depend on further discussions, but I’m not looking at 250 range. 💞
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2023.06.05 02:01 BlueArchiveMod Kivotos Lounge - Weekly Gacha Posts, Club Recruitment, Friend Request and Discussions Megathread June 05, 2023

Kivotos Lounge - Weekly Gacha Posts, Club Recruitment, Friend Request and Discussions Megathread June 05, 2023

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Welcome to Kivotos Lounge!

Hello / おはよう / こんにちは, sensei!
Here is a place where all sensei can relax, chat with staff members, share amusing stories of their favorite students, or discuss study plans. The Kivotos Lounge also serves as a place to show your glorious student recruitment results or even disappointing experiences. Everyone is also welcome to show your artistic talent(s) in furnishing your cafe space.
In addition, you may all feel free to share what you've experienced in the main story, side quests, or even students' individual stories. We welcome you to let out your thoughts here, regardless if it's a single sentence, body of text, or packed in an image (Imgur preferred). Because of the nature of this type of thread, spoiler tags are solely up to the individual's discretion.
Please remember to be respectful to other members' opinions, as there will be varying differences in perspective. In addition, please keep degeneracy to a moderate level.

For Advertising Your Club

For easier process, please remember to include the following list of information in your promotional text:
  • Club Name:
  • Club ID Number:
  • Server Region Name: (e.g. NA, Asia, etc.)
  • Current member count:
  • Basic description:
  • Joining Condition: (you can state none if you don’t have any specific condition)
  • Other info (anything that you would like to add)
If you're looking for a club, feel free to post with your preferred method of contact (Reddit DM, Discord, etc.) and your club requirements.

For Sharing Friend ID

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  • Server Region Name: (e.g. NA, Asia, etc.)
  • Friend Code:
  • Username:
  • Other info (anything that you would like to add)
You can search for friends or share your friend ID here.
Thanks, and we hope you enjoy your stay here!
We hope you have a pleasant time!

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2023.06.05 02:01 rull1an Is the Seastar 1000 powerMatic 80 okay to wear on a daily basis?

New watch enthusiast, was looking to get myself a new watch, my first automatic!
Initially I was looking to get a Seiko 5 GMT SKX Re-Interpretation, but I cannot find black or blueberry versions in stores.
Being a fan of the submariner look, I noticed this Tissot beauty and I am really excited! I was looking to either get the black or blue version.
Is it okay to buy it to use it daily at office and when going out?
ALSO, what is the difference between the ones that have written the 300m water resistance and those that do not?
Any tips before making a purchase ? Thank you!
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2023.06.05 02:00 BlueArchiveMod Daily Questions Megathread June 05, 2023

Please use this thread to ask any questions you have about the game. Please search though the comments section as your question may have been answered already or through the search bar.

General Resources

REMINDER: Bind your account!

Please remember to bind your accounts and take note of your UID, member code, server location, and any information related to your account (e.g. amount spent, student roster, etc). If anything happens to your account (e.g. losing access, unauthorized access), you will need to provide as much info as you can to Nexon's customer support email. Guest accounts that are unbound will be extremely difficult to recover, perhaps impossible.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

[01] When does the server reset?
For global, dailies reset at 19:00 UTC and weeklies reset on Sunday.
[02] Should I re-roll this account?
This will depend on your priorities with PvE, PvP, or both, but you can generally see the “ideal” units as Iori, Hibiki, and Tsubaki for most content, while Shun and Haruna are great for PvP.
[03] Who should I spend my elephs on? Who should I mystic unlock?
At the start, prioritize spending your blank elephs on getting Serina to 2-star for the increased healing stat, Tsubaki to 3-star for the extra tankiness when she is reloading. It is generally advised not to spend your elephs on increasing characters to 4-star and 5-star ratings, since there is only a stat increase and the amount of elephs needed is quite high.
[04] What do my support students’ stats do?
Aside from increasing the stats of their own skills, support students will provide additional stat boosts to your striker team. The specific increase(s) can be viewed by clicking on “Support” on the right side of the team formation screen.
[05] What should I buy in the shop?
[06] What does the “leader” position do?
This is purely cosmetic, as it changes which student’s chibi shows up on the map.
[07] What benefits are there to joining a club?
  1. Students assigned to assist with TA cannot also be selected to assist with JFD.
  2. 20 credits are rewarded every minute by setting assistants.
  3. The specific unit that is borrowed can be only used once a day.
  4. There's a fee of 40,000 credits, when borrowing a assistant student.
  5. The donor receives 50,000 credits instead; even though the fee is 40,000 credits.
  6. The fee can only be received 20 times a day.
[08] How does the pity system work?
You need to pull, at a minimum, 200 times in order to get 200 recruitment points that are redeemed for the character you want. The recruitment point system does not carry over from banner to banner, it is only shared between banners that are concurrently running.
[09] Why can’t I find my friend’s club?
While the servers’ updates are separated from JP and global, the global servers are separated further into smaller divisions. You need to be on the same server as your friend, which you can check from the home screen: top-right menu button > account > version info. The server must be the same.
[10] When is X banner coming? Should I save for X student?
We never know for sure, due to the fact that global servers are on an accelerated schedule compared to JP. Please refer to this guide for some more info.
[11] Should I use Pyroxenes to refill my AP?
If you want to prioritize progression, the first three daily refills are decently valuable, this is because the Pyroxene cost of refilling will increase for every three refills. If you are focused on character collection or future banners, you should be saving your Pyroxenes.
[12] Why can’t I buy X student’s eleph in the shop?
You can only buy elephs of students you own.
[13] What should I craft?
At the start, prioritize crafting cafe furniture until your comfort is maxed out, then students’ gifts, then whichever upgrade materials you need. The crafting system is the only way to get furniture and gifts at the moment.
[14] What is the “Anniversary” in account settings?
This is your birthday, used for characters to wish you happy birthday.
[15] When will the beginner guide missions for Nonomi end?
This is a permanent addition, so feel free to take your time with the tasks.
[16] What is the best place to farm EXP?
You can run any map to farm EXP, as the EXP gain is equal to the amount of AP spent (i.e. 10 AP spent = 10 EXP gained). You should be looking at the stages that drop the equipment upgrade materials that you need.
[17] What is the “Secret Tech Sheet” in the Total Assault shop?
This is used to upgrade a student’s (non-EX) skill to level 10.
[18] Is it worth doing a raid if I can’t pass X difficulty level?
It is always more efficient to clear the highest difficulty you can finish instead of failing/forfeiting a higher difficulty.
[19] Can I claim the Limited Students through exchanging Expert Permits? How often does the Expert Permit shop resets?
You cannot get the limited students via this method. You will still need to pull for them. There's no specific mentioned but it's expected to be monthly.

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2023.06.05 01:59 clegay15 Tales of Middle Earth Flavor Critique: Saruman the White

Preface:
I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan; I re-read the books typically once a year. I also adore the movies, and find all of Tolkien's legendarium absolutely awesome. Truly one of my favorite hobbies so I'd like to offer some critiques and excitement of flavor gems from Tales of Middle Earth. I won't do every card, but I'll comment on some individual cards and how WOTC did on it. I will comment on the cards abilities but only insofar as it impacts the flavor; i.e. what the card is doing not power level, etc.
To be clear: I understand there are sacrifices you need to make for the greater game, and sometimes those come first. For these articles: I am looking at each card in a vacuum, so if I seem harsh it's because I am using a single lens.
Next up: Saruman the White!

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Flavor Preface
OK, at first I thought I would judge every character together, but I've since decided to switch it up; I've come too far on some individual cards to do them together. They already spoiled another version of Saruman, which I have some problems with, but we'll get there eventually. That being said, Saruman is a complicated character and he goes through some transformations which I think are worth discussing.
First, Saruman (like Gandalf) was sent to Middle Earth by Aule one of the Valar in Valinor and was appointed chief of the order of Istari (wizards). In the beginning: Saruman was true to his mission and worked to disrupt Saruon. He traveled first East and then after his return took up residence in Isengard, a fortress built by the Numenorians. At first he was a friend to Treebeard (Fangorn) and Rohan, but over time turned to evil. Saruman's downfall was his arrogance. He used the knowledge is Isengard for his own ends and eventually used the most dangerous tool: a Palantiri left behind. It was the Palantir which brought Saruman to Sauron, who ensnared Saruman and showed him the power he had amassed in Mordor. It was this power which convinced Saruman to become a power of his own (NOT, I might add, a servant of Sauron).
Then, Saruman worked to become a power in his own right. Becoming Saruman of Many Colors, or Saruman the Ringmaker (and indeed Saruman made a ring of his own). He raises an army of orcs, breeds men to orcs to create mighty Uruk-hai and attacks Rohan. It is in this stage that Saruman attempts to capture Gandalf, raises his army and attacks Rohan. This is the version we are most familiar with, and is the most prominent in the story.
Finally, after Saruman's schemes fail his staff is broken, he is stripped of much of his power, and eventually leaves Isengard on 'parole' by convincing Treebeard he isn't a threat. He then goes to the Shire and scours the Shire making it a partial industrial wasteland. This scheme fails and Saruman is killed.
Color
It's not clear to me what version of Saruman this is, I think it's meant to be Saruman at the beginning of the books (where Saruman confronts Gandalf), but I am not sure. If there is one thing Saruman is though: it's blue. Saruman is a learned lore master who years to discover deeply the mysteries of the world. Furthermore while Saruman is undoubtedly arrogant: his monologue to Gandalf is telling (to convince Gandalf to join him):
The Elder Days are gone. The Middle Days are passing. The Younger Days are beginning. The time of the Elves is over, but our time is at hand: the world of Men, which we must rule. But we must have power, power to order all things as we will, for that good which only the Wise can see.
And listen, Gandalf, my old friend and helper!" he said, coming near and speaking now in a soft voice. "I said we, for we it may be, if you will join with me. A new Power is rising. Against it the old allies and policies will not avail us at all. There is no hope left in Elves or dying Numenor. This then is one choice before you, before us. We may join with that Power. It would be wise, Gandalf. There is hope that way. Its victory is at hand; and there will be rich rewards for those that aided it. as the Power grows, its proved friends will also grow; and the Wise, such as you and I, may with patience come at last to direct its courses, to control it. We can bide our time, we can keep our thoughts in our hearts, deploring maybe evils done by the way, but approving the high and ultimate purpose: Knowledge, Rule, Order; all the things that we have so far striven in vain to accomplish, hindered rather than helped by our weak or idle friends. There need not be, there would not be, any real change in our designs, only in our means."
Saruman is arrogant, and believes that he (the wisest of the wise) can control or direct Sauron's new power to better ends. He is, in many ways, a deeply blue character. Other colors join him later (black most of all) as he goes deeper towards Sauron (and eventually betrays him to attempt to become the Power himself). As the initial version: blue is fine.
Abilities
I would have done the opposite of what, I think, Wizards is doing. I would have made the most powerful version of Saruman mono-blue and a version of him before (or right before) his fall (at mythic rare) then made a White-Blue-Black version of "Saruman of Many Colors" as he is when he betrays everyone, and then a final version of Saruman as "Sharky" in his attempt to conquer the Shire. The most important power of Saruman is his voice. His power to persuade others, Tolkien describes it at length in the chapter "The Voice of Saruman" here is a brief description:
Suddenly another voice spoke, low and melodious, its very sound an enchantment. Those who listened unwarily to that voice could seldom report the words that they heard; and if they did they wondered, for little power remained in them. Mostly they remembered only that it was a delight to hear the voice speaking, all that it said seems wise and reasonable, and desire awoke in them by swift agreement to seem wise themselves. When others spoke they seemed harsh and uncouth by contrast; and if they gainsaid the voice, anger was kindled in their hearts of all those under the spell. For some the spell lasted only while the voice spoke to them, and when it spoke to another they smiled, as men do who see through a juggler's trick while others gape at it. For many the sound of the voice alone was enough to hold them enthralled; for for those whom conquered the spell endured when they were far away"
I don't mind the "second spell Amass 2" thing, but I think it completely fails to capture Saruman as Saruman. The other version of Saruman spoiled (Saruman of Many Colors) does not do any better in my opinion. I would have gone with a version of Saruman which steals creatures either when Saruman blocks the creature, or when Saruman attacks. Perhaps with a rider like "so long as Saruman's power is greater than the creature it remains under your control" to mimic the idea that stronger willed creatures are more able to resist his voice.
Overall this does invoke the idea that Saruman is amassing an army, and that isn't terrible, but it's a very surface level reading of the character which is not particularly appealing to me. We shall see if other versions or cards capture Saruman's voice better.
On a side note: I wish that Saruman and Gandalf were planeswalkers (perhaps even Sauraon) as they are not humans but more like angels. Furthermore, they in some ways 'travel the planes' by going from Valinor (where mortals typically cannot go) to Middle Earth and back. That's not quite Planeswalking but its close.
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2023.06.05 01:58 tr0picalmermaid 33[F4M] Let’s fight off the Sunday Scaries

Raise your hand if you’re not ready for the weekend to be over and go back to work tomorrow! 🙋🏻‍♀️ I know I’m definitely not ready for any of that.
My plan tonight includes a glass of wine and cozying up with a book and the sound of the rain outside.
Only thing missing is you.
Yes, you!
That cool, single guy with the cute smile, fun personality, who’s my age/mid-late thirties. Who’s into sweet, feisty and flirty girls that get excited watching hockey and make men wanna speak Spanish. The one that holds his end of a conversation and makes Sunday nights infinitely better.
Yep, I’m talking about you!
So, let’s pretend we don’t have to work tomorrow and spend our night talking about anything and everything. Make sure to include your name, age and what you look like, just so I know who I’m taking to. :)
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2023.06.05 01:58 PoopJBungus Why NOT upgrade a cheap bike?

I've had a Stumpy Alloy (the base level version, with the bright orange paint) for the past 2 years. It's my first real mountain bike and I love it. I'm still relatively new to this sport, but I'm a much stronger and faster rider now than I was when I started. Mostly doing blue trails, plus a decent amount of jumping.
The Stumpy has worked fine for me up to this point, but I know I'm going to wear out the bargain-tier suspension someday. I'm also going fast enough over some really rocky and rooty trails that I've started to wonder if some slightly better suspension components could help the bike soak up bigger hits.
Everything I've read online says not to put much money into cheap bikes like mine. But if I'm going to wear out the components on a higher-end bike eventually anyway, and my frame is solid, why shouldn't I upgrade my bike eventually (within a budget)? I think my base Stumpy's geometry is not much different from the high-end bikes, right? It should be good for a while, so why shouldn't I put a better budget fork and shock on it?
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2023.06.05 01:57 ifuckedyourdaddytoo Today's Protestant a cappella

Lord I Lift Your Name On High
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbAsH4a3T_g
This song slaps! It's giving campfire with friends. It's giving personal relationship with Jesus. It's very much giving.
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2023.06.05 01:56 El3ctricalSquash “I wept for tank man.”

“I wept for tank man.”
They sure know how to pick ‘em
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2023.06.05 01:56 NokCha_ [WATCH THREAD] 2022-23 NBA Finals Game 2: Denver Nuggets (1-0) vs Miami Heat (0-1) 6/4/23 5:00PM PST

With our season over, the NBA still continues on. Come here to discuss the Finals with your fellow Dubs fans especially if you want to avoid the nba Game Thread. Will Jimmy G. Buckets & Heat Culture win? Will the 2x MVP Nikola Jokic & Denver Altitude win? Let's have fun and watch some NBA championship basketball!

Finals Game 2 - Nuggets vs Heat

Time: 5:00PM PST
Location: Denver, CO
Broadcast: ABC
Line: DEN -8.0

Projected Starters:
Position Nuggets Heat
G #27 Jamal Murray #2 Gabe Vincent
G #5 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #31 Max Strus
F #1 Michael Porter Jr #22 Jimmy Butler
F #0 Aaron Gordon #42 Kevin Love
C #15 Nikola Jokic #13 Bam Adebayo

ESPN Live Boxscore
NBA.com Live Boxscore
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2023.06.05 01:56 Healthy-Scarcity153 Minimum wage rise will push up prices, put jobs at risk: Gerry Harvey

Source: Gerry Harvey says minimum wage rise will put jobs at risk (afr.com)
Text:
Companies will consider cutting staff or increasing prices after the largest rise in the award wages since 2009, warns retailer Gerry Harvey, whose homewares and electronics chain is among the retailers expected to be the hardest hit by the hefty pay rise
The Harvey Norman chairman and executive director said the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase the pay of 2.4 million people on awards by 5.75 per cent would present challenges for all businesses and make the Reserve Bank’s attempts to tame inflation more difficult.
Mr Harvey said the new wage rates could test the viability of some businesses at a time when many retailers were watching pay packets rise faster than sales.
“We’ve got inflation and we’ve got a big wage increase, and it’s a difficult situation,” he said.
“It’ll affect all businesses, and the first thing [business owners] will do is look at their staff and think about how to get rid of people. That’s what every business does when wages go up.
“Certainly, a franchisee at a Harvey Norman would be no different to anyone else in business – they would be looking at their wage bill, and how do you counter that? You either cut wages or increase prices.”
In addition to the broad 5.75 per cent rise for award-wage earners, the commission on Friday also declared an 8.6 per cent increase for 80,000 non-award workers. Those lowest paid workers will get an extra $70 a week, with their hourly wage rising to $23.23 from $21.38.
Analysis conducted after the decision has indicated that retailers such as Harvey Norman, cheap jewellery chain Lovisa and Solomon Lew’s Premier Investments, which controls fashion brands such as Portmans and Just Jeans, could be among the hardest hit by the 5.75 per cent increase.
COULD SPARK MORE RATE RISES
JPMorgan warned the wage rises would hit retailers hard, and could contribute to the need for more rate rises.
“The implications for retailers are significant, given the large proportion of costs linked directly to minimum wage increases at a time of slowing [or] negative sales growth,” the broker said.
“The risk of a wage-price spiral for inflation triggering incremental RBA rate rises exists as minimum wage increases above 5 per cent in our view.”
Analysts, including UBS, said the increase would hurt specialty retailers more than supermarkets because those selling apparel, homewares and other discretionary products had relatively higher labour costs, smaller stores and less essential products.
“Essential products (e.g. food, basic household goods, telecommunications) [have] more resilient demand despite cost-of-living pressures, with rising immigration another tailwind for retailers that have high market shares in essential categories,” UBS said.
Mr Harvey said the $4.2 billion Harvey Norman’s wage bill was at its highest as a percentage of sales in the company’s history.
Although the lift in award rates would push the company’s wage bills higher, it was also possible it could bolster sales, he said.
“Paying more wages means some businesses will have to figure out if they can keep going. But it also means people are going to have more money, which means they have more money to spend,” he said.
“And people are still spending.”
UBS concluded that Mr Lew’s Premier Investments, footwear and clothing retailer Accent Group, youth casual apparel store Universal, jewellery chain Lovisa, Harvey Norman, Super Retail Group and then JB Hi-Fi would be among the hardest hit.
It was less concerned about Wesfarmers’ Bunnings, Kmart and Officeworks, which the analysts said “enjoy strong value positions in market”.
JPMorgan, in contrast, concluded that Coles and Woolworths would be most exposed to the wage increase because of their high wage bill relative to revenues.
“Woolworths and Coles have the highest leverage to wage rate inflation ... as supermarkets have high labour costs and relatively low margins,” the analysts said.
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2023.06.05 01:56 Dangerous_Western220 Isn’t having multiple G-shocks an oxymoron?

I know I may be triggering some (most) of you lovely people here. Since I joined, I got very excited about buying a square as a second G, but then I thought, isn’t the point of G watches durability is to Not buy other watches? 😅
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