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2023.05.28 17:45 magic-theater Parasympathetic Dysfunction in Long COVID
Signaling within the parasympathetic nervous system (one branch of the autonomic nervous system) is predominantly mediated by the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Dysfunction of the parasympathetic nervous system appears to be involved in the pathophysiology of long COVID. There are indications that cholinergic medications such as nicotine may have some utility in alleviating long COVID symptoms, but anecdotal reports thus far demonstrate mixed results. Nevertheless, the apparent increase in sensitivity to these medications is suggestive of differences in cholinergic/parasympathetic activity in these patients. Comprehensive autonomic evaluations concur with this initial hypothesis. Additional research is urgently needed to determine the exact nature of the pathology.
It may be necessary to modify existing diagnostic criteria in order to effectively identify long COVID dysautonomia across the sprectrum of disease severity.
We then hypothesized that the test sensitivity could differ between long-COVID patients and other diseases classically associated with dysautonomia (e.g. diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases) and therefore that the threshold for abnormal values might not be appropriate. To answer this question, we compared mean values between long-COVID patients and healthy subjects. We found a significant lower mean value in the Valsalva test in long-COVID patients, despite the fact that only one of them had abnormal values as defined by a value below ≤ 1.1.
Parasympathetic autonomic dysfunction is more often evidenced than sympathetic autonomic dysfunction in fluctuating and polymorphic symptoms of "long-COVID" patients https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-35086-8 The following summary was generated using GPT4 and checked for accuracy. TLDR
This study investigates the potential dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system in patients with long-COVID, a condition where symptoms persist long after the acute phase of COVID-19. The researchers found that 37.5% of the patients had at least one abnormal test result, indicating a mild to moderate failure of the autonomic system, primarily affecting the cardiovascular system and sweating control. Parasympathetic tests, which evaluate the part of the autonomic nervous system involved in rest and digestion, were more often abnormal. The study concludes that a comprehensive evaluation can reveal probable involvement of the autonomic nervous system in patients with long-COVID, potentially accounting for their observed disabilities. Further studies are needed to confirm these findings and to further investigate the impact of long-COVID on the autonomic nervous system. Full Summary
This comprehensive study investigates the potential dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system in patients suffering from long-COVID. Long-COVID refers to a condition where patients continue to experience symptoms long after the acute phase of the COVID-19 infection has subsided. The autonomic nervous system, which controls many of the body's automatic functions such as heart rate, digestion, and sweating, was found to be potentially impaired in these patients.
The researchers found that 37.5% of the patients in the study had at least one abnormal test result, indicating a mild to moderate failure of the autonomic system. This failure was primarily seen in the cardiovascular system and the sudomotor function, which is the body's system for controlling sweating.
The study used a variety of tests to evaluate the function of the autonomic nervous system. These included the Sudoscan, which measures sweat gland function, and the quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test, which evaluates the integrity of the nerves controlling sweating. They also performed parasympathetic tests, which evaluate the part of the autonomic nervous system involved in rest and digestion functions.
Interestingly, the researchers found that parasympathetic tests were more often abnormal in this population, suggesting that the parasympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system might be more affected in long-COVID patients.
In addition to these tests, the researchers also used a type of positron emission tomography (PET) scan called 18F-FDG PET-TDM to examine metabolic activity and cellular function in the body. They found abnormal results in 87% of the patients, with hypometabolism (lower than normal metabolic activity) being the predominant feature.
The study included patients with long-COVID and severe disabling long-term manifestations, including effort intolerance and possibly related to dysautonomia. They were consecutively referred by the Infectious Diseases and Immunology Department to the Clinical Physiology Department for evaluations of autonomic function. All patients who presented symptoms severely affecting quality of life, with prolonged sick leave, who had not recovered or had not improved by the time of inclusion and accepted the one-day hospitalization for the autonomic evaluation were included from February to October 2020.
The control group consisted of age-matched healthy volunteers who had been infected by the SARS-CoV-2 and had recovered without residual symptoms. They had no past medical history and took no medications.
The study concludes that a comprehensive evaluation of autonomic function can reveal probable involvement of the autonomic nervous system in patients with long-COVID. This could potentially account for the observed disabilities of these patients. The researchers suggest that further studies are needed to confirm these findings and to further investigate the impact of long-COVID on the autonomic nervous system. See also:
Asarcikli, L.D., Hayiroglu, M.İ., Osken, A. et al.
Heart rate variability and cardiac autonomic functions in post-COVID period. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 63
, 715–721 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10840-022-01138-8
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2023.05.28 17:38 _Jarrisonn My First Break Up
I'm not a guy who likes to go out at night. Last year (2022) i met a girl when i joined university, she was cool but she wasnt rlly present, i mean, she used to take days to text me back. Also she moved to another university. Even with those issues we had 2 dates and then we broke up in my birthday. The reason? She said we were going to spend my bday together and then disappeared whole day. And she did it a lot of times before my b-day.
In the end of last year, we started texting again. We talked to each other my whole vacations (in Brazil the universities vacations are in the begining of the year). Even tho we were back talking to each other, I didn't love her at all. But with time, the feeling came back. By February of 2023 she became my gf. The first month was amazing, the second one wasn't rlly good. And the third month was a disaster.
Yesterday, the day when we completed 3 months of official relationship, she broke up with me by text. The reasons. She said that dating is boring, cuz she wants to be free and disappear but she couldn't because of me. And she also said the she asked me for a date in a impulse. She said that she still want to be my friend.
I've still not decided what to do next. I'm pretty shocked even tho I knew this were going to happen soon or later.
This relationship was exhausting cuz I was the only one to try to make it happen. I think I should just disappear from her life and move on asap. But a part of me still believes that she still love me and we'll be together in the future
As I said, it's my first break up. And I don't know how to proced now. So any advices are welcome. I don't promise I'll do what you say, but I promise I'll read and think about
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2023.05.28 17:28 Slashes88 Pints and Pawns: Monday Night Chess Meetup #66
Our weekly Reddit Chess Meetup is happening on Monday(29th of May) 8pm at the ClockTower Beechwood (422 MacKay St).
All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own boards and pieces if you can.
No cover and no minimum purchase.
We started this on February 28th, 2022.
Don't be discouraged by the lack of activity these posts get on Ottawa
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2023.05.28 17:00 _call-me-al_ [Sun, May 28 2023] TL;DR — Crypto news you missed in the last 24 hours on Reddit
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2023.05.28 16:41 No-Cheesecake-8472 The Telegraph------ The ‘ruthless’ axeman carving out a new future for Rolls-Royce ----------- Howard Mustoe Sun, May 28, 2023 at 2:00 AM PDT
Long before green energy became de rigueur
, Rolls-Royce was exploring how to generate clean power.
The engineering giant said it had reached a “significant milestone” in 2011 after successfully generating electricity from the tides. Rolls-Royce had installed a huge turbine 100ft beneath the sea near Orkney that would harness tidal power to feed the Scottish grid.
Yet shortly after the trial, the project was abandoned. It is one of many ideas that Britain’s premier engineer has tried and dropped over the years in a search for the next big thing
that could transform its fortunes.
This era of experimentation now looks like it’s over. New chief executive Tufan Erginbilgic has been far more interested in shutting things down
than starting them up since taking charge in January.
He has vowed to shut the company’s R2 Factory, which was set up to sell Rolls-Royce’s in-house artificial intelligence software. A Rolls-Royce direct air carbon capture project, which aimed to remove existing CO2 from the atmosphere, will also be wound down.
Rolls-Royce’s direct air carbon capture project, which aimed to remove existing CO2 from the atmosphere, will also be wound down.
Erginbilgic, who spent 20 years at BP before taking charge of Rolls-Royce, has been alarmed at the state of the business.
He called Rolls-Royce a “burning platform” when he took over, telling employees: “Every investment we make, we destroy value.”
In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Erginbilgic said Rolls-Royce’s power business, which makes diesel-burning engines for ships and generators, had been “grossly mismanaged”.
A full strategy update is expected later in the year, with more cuts expected.
Erginbilgic argues he is giving the company the tough medicine needed to turn around the business.
“Rolls-Royce has not been performing for a long, long time, it has nothing to do with Covid, let’s be very clear,” he told staff shortly after taking charge. “Given everything I know talking to investors, this is our last chance.”
Yet some believe the axeman at Rolls-Royce is going too far too fast. Erginbilgic was forced to defend his comments about the business at the company’s recent shareholder meeting, amid accusations he was making “extremely destabilising” remarks.
“That probably would not be my choice of language,” former Rolls-Royce chief Warren East says of the “burning platform” comments.
Rolls-Royce is synonymous with victorious British engineering, conjuring visions of the Merlin engines that powered Spitfire fighter planes and Lancaster bombers during the Second World War.
Today, its largest business is making large jet engines for civil aircraft. It also makes diesel engines for ships and generators, engines for warplanes, and nuclear power plants for submarines.
It is developing electric powertrains for air taxis and other light aircraft as it prepares for the shift to net zero.
The company is one of three Western manufacturers of large engines for passenger jets, the others being US engineers General Electric and Pratt & Whitney.
However, it is far smaller than its rivals. GE, which makes everything from wind turbines to nuclear power plants, is worth $110bn (£90bn). Pratt & Whitney is owned by missile and satellite maker Raytheon, which is worth $135bn. Rolls-Royce is worth just £12bn.
The British company is best understood as a challenger, argues East.
A former microchip executive who took the helm at Rolls-Royce in 2015, East spent much of his time in charge fighting fires
During his tenure he had to deal with: production problems dogging the company’s Trent 1000 engine, which powers the Boeing Dreamliner jet; a settlement with the Serious Fraud Office over historic bribery and corruption allegations; and the pandemic, which cost the company £8bn.
Covid-19 dealt a huge blow to the company as planes using its engines were grounded. Rolls-Royce was forced to cut 9,000 jobs in 2020 and raised £5bn to shore up its balance sheet.
The succession of crises meant East had little time to address more fundamental issues.
East is sanguine about his successor’s strategy. Erginbilgic is “doing stuff, which, frankly, I would probably be doing if I was still running Rolls-Royce”, he says.
“He’s carving out his own agenda,” East says, adding: “You have to be a little bit ruthless about these things.”
Unlike its rivals, Rolls-Royce only makes the largest engines for long-haul travel rather than the smaller engines that power the short-haul workhorse planes that fly around Europe or within North America.
This has left the company struggling to recover from the impact of the pandemic. Short-haul trips have rebounded much more quickly than long-haul.
Rolls-Royce lost £1.5bn last year, though it eked out a small operating profit.
Erginbilgic argues his cuts are part of a very long process of making the company a sustainably profitable enterprise.
Nick Cunningham, an aviation analyst at Agency Partners, says: “Rolls’s core business is making Aero Engines and diesels, that's what it does.
“You don't want to be doing anything which detracts from that – attempts at pure diversification almost never work.”
While some investors have been disgruntled with Erginbilgic’s communication style, few are arguing with the new chief’s results.
Shares are up almost 50pc so far this year, including a 24pc one-day jump in February after Rolls-Royce unveiled its better-than-expected annual results.
The next business that could face the chop could be Rolls-Royce’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) business, speculates Cunningham.
The company is racing to develop an electricity generating reactor that can be factory-made but it is up against more than a dozen competitors.
Rolls-Royce has repeatedly said it is reliant on the state to place the first SMR order to kick-start the business. However, the UK government has so far dragged its feet
and recently opened an international tender process.
“Frankly, it's going to take a decade or more to get a working nuclear power station, if it gets funded and ordered,” says Cunningham, “and it will inevitably get more expensive than you expected, they always do. And meanwhile, renewables are still getting cheaper.”
Rolls could choose to license the technology out instead. The margins would be smaller but this strategy would free up more resources for the bigger challenge of decarbonising its engines.
Erginbilgic’s “priority number one” must be the nuts and bolts of Rolls-Royce’s business, says Cunningham. Namely: selling jet engines and developing clean propulsion. That means costly side bets must be abandoned.
The tidal power project is a prime example of the type of experiment that Rolls-Royce will no longer indulge. It was shut down before East joined Rolls-Royce, but his team did briefly revisit the idea, he says.
Ultimately, they concluded that the product “just didn't make economic sense”.
“It’d be lovely if lots of these things did but you know, it's a business,” he says.
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2023.05.28 16:01 khoafraelich789 2023 Honda CR-V reportedly gets entry-level LX trim for thousands less
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Pretty basic — but a lot more affordable
Honda has expanded the CR-V lineup towards the bottom with a new, entry-level trim called LX, according to a recent report. The budget-friendly trim costs approximately $3,000 less than the EX model, which was positioned at the bottom of the lineup through 2022.
Capital One learned that dealers across the nation began receiving the CR-V LX in February 2023. It should be fairly easy to spot on the lot: The publication notes that the LX stands out from the EX with 17-inch steel wheels covered by plastic hubcaps and non-tinted rear windows. It also loses the EX's power-operated sunroof. Step inside and you'll find a four-speaker sound system and a single-zone climate control system. Honda also removed the power-adjustable driver's seat, the heated front seats, the pockets integrated into the front seatback, the heated door mirrors, and the passenger-side front window's automatic up/down function, among other features standard on the EX trim.
The end result is a fairly basic family hauler that nonetheless offers an acceptable level of equipment. The list of standard features includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and all of the systems bundled into the Honda Sensing suite of electronic driving aids.
Honda didn't make any major mechanical modifications to the LX, according to Capital One. Power comes from a turbocharged, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) come standard, and all-wheel drive is a $1,500 option. The twin-motor, 204-horsepower hybrid powertrain isn't offered on the LX trim.
The report adds that pricing for the 2023 Honda CR-V LX starts at under $30,000. In comparison, the 2023 EX trim carries a base price of $32,905 including a $1,295 destination charge. We've reached out to Honda for more details and we'll update this story if we learn more.
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2023.05.28 15:39 lok55 Me (43m) and my SO (37f), we are in a tough spot and NEED advice
Hi, everyone! This is my first post so bear with me, please... My wife use to use heroin. She stoped from december 2021 and start taking again in november 2022. We've been together for 3 years, and in this period we had a lot of fights and we were both trying to deal with this enormous problem. We broke up in january , but we went to a couple counceling and we tried to patch things up. She told me that she gave up heroin right in this time, I mean in january. So at the beginning of february we decided to try again. We had a big discution about trust and everything , and I told her that I will never accept her taking heroin or ANY other drug not even once. A thing that i forgot to mention is that she always wanted a baby. Like she NEEDS a baby in her life to be happy. Now... after we got together again, we started having discutions about pregnancy. I never wanted a baby, not becuse I don't like them, but I have my fears, like financial worrries and not trusting the world we are living in and so on. Now I love my wife! So after a long talk, we said "ok, let's do it". But, of course, there has to be no drugs involved at any time.
Now today i've found 2 Tramadol pills and 2 methadone pills in her purse and of course this is an enorous problem for me. I confronted her, asking why she didn't told me about it. She justified it saying she used those pills because it help her not to use heroin. And I told her I am very scared about having babies with her, because I can't trust her again.
I know this is a long post, but if you reached to this point, would you please give me an advice or something?
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2023.05.28 14:47 hellraiser97 Help me choose how to break into IT, AGAIN. DevOps vs Data Engineering (Big Data), WhatToDo.jpg?
I'm going to try to keep it short:
Engineering grad, Worked as an L3 SQL Server DBA @ a Witch Org for 2.5 years (PHYSICAL DBA, NO REAL LOGICAL WORK INVOLVED MOST OF THE TIME), tried to venture into full stack development (MERN), got into a SaaS startup during the early 2022, did not REALLY enjoy the work, so quit then and there. Figured out that I am someone who do not really enjoys coding, LOL.
Got Covid and some really nasty complications in the following months, was bedridden at a hospital. So, no work for almost 13 months.
Got myself back up again, started to learn DevOps: Linux, Git, Github, AWS, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform, got some hands on experience on a couple of projects which I made from scratch by myself. I have a DevOps offer from a small startup, which I need to respond to in a month's time or so. I AM STILL APPLYING FOR JOBS IN THIS MARKET. Anyhoo, I also freelanced and dabbled with AWS for a bit (February 2023 to now).
The other thing I have seen trending in the field of IT is: Data related jobs. Big Data / Data Engineering caught my attention. Given my background as a DBA, researching on DE related topics, I found DE interesting. Although, as I said earlier, I am not a good coder, but I know how to handle the infrastructure side of things WELL (that's what I think given my experience). Signed up on a cheap Bootcamp to learn data engineering as well, the classes will start in a week or so's time.
Should I venture into learning big data / data engineering? Is it a coding intensive field as such? Honestly, I don't care a lot for the job I do, I want to enjoy things (while keeping a good work life balance) and make a bank in the longer run, lol.
Thanks in advance for your insights!
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2023.05.28 14:01 Mematore_Non_Esperto Discussion on what we know about the 4th episode's release date
Like, the most recent developements i managed to find were the reupload of the first episode due to it being taken down, and one of the voice actors saying that "Big things are happening fr
" and to "Think bigger
" than just the fourth episode.
The delay COULD be (most likely is) because of what was said in the description of TWF4 teaser (I had to go find it on the wiki 'cause the video's not up anymore):
UPDATE (yes, finally!): 2022 was one of the happiest years of my life, it is also the year I focused on TWF the least. I was done with 90% of the flashy stuff and only worked on the actual episode, Im done with being active on socials and i absolutely despise Martin Walls now. I finished about 94% of TWF 4, then it happened. Someone extremely dear to me had passed away early december, I stopped it all, and focused on helping my family on both monetary and emotional support. That comes first. I didn't go back to TWF till early 2023, I wasn't ready. 2022 was an opportunity to get my personal and emotional life back together and focus on my mental health and I wouldn't change a thing, so no I'm not sorry for making you all wait. I'm sadenned I couldn't deliver what I intended in time. What comes now? Things change, no more Martin Walls and weekly stuff and rants about TWF, I got much more to focus on now, but I will work on this until I deliver my series finale, I put blood sweat and tears in this project and I will FIGHT to see it finished. Now, TWF 4 wont come this week, or the week after that or any week you might imagine, one day a video will release titled "4", that's when you'll know, sorry I can't promise any more, over 15 minutes of footage ended up in the cutting floor and I intend to release all that as well, as a courtesy gift. For now, enjoy this little fragment we put together for TWF 4. Merch wise? I still gotta finish my contract deals with both Makeship and Crowdmade, so yes, I'm gonna focus on that too even if people say its another MW get rich quick scam, it helps funding this project and funding equipment for newer stuff and I assure you, it delivers. This episode is a GIANT step up from the last 3 both visually and story-wise some of the best voice work ive heard is in this. So, again, merch? Boozoo and Sha plushies will most likely come out between this month or february, we're already working on the commercial video for it too! Get ready banny lovers. And no, this has nothing to do with the progress of TWF 4 so dont get pissed, I can multitask! So much to say and yet so little time to say it. Thanks, Sorry, Not sorry, Love. Stay being great people and being the best version of yourselves. -M
which would explain why we aren't getting any news, and sadly confirms that TWF will be only one season :(
He also close his patreon (like, a year ago at this point
), so, make of this what you will.
But maybe in a few months the 4th episode will be up, and we'll have the full series by late 2024/early 2025. *Huffs a great dose of copium\
Maybe in a few months...
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2023.05.28 13:58 ShayKat03 What is the correct information when it comes to ESTA’s and traveling to the USA?
New to this subreddit. I am 24F, have been traveling to the USA ever since I was 10 years old, and have had a J1 visa for 12 months where I lived with my boyfriend and his family. Never overstayed, always left when I told CBP when I was going to leave, and did not break any rules when it came to my J1 visa. Even left before my grace period of 30 days was over. I would like to think my travel history is excellent. Being a child of a pilot and flight attendant I was privileged enough to travel quite a lot.
As stated above, I have a bf living in the USA. After my J1 year I have visited him 2 times so far:
SeptembeOctober 2022 - 3 weeks total. February - March 2023 - 56 days total. He traveled back home with me and stayed with me for 10 days.
Now in June (I will be out of the USA 80+ days by then) I am visiting him for 4 days, just to spend his birthday with him.
In August, my mother wants to go to Chicago. Due to Covid she never got to meet my in-laws (we are not married nor engaged, but we are close hence the in laws comment but actually just my bf’s family) and she never got to see the city I spend my J1 visa year in. She wants me to join her of course.
My 4 day trip is unpaid time off, my august trip will be my holiday days put in. My boss approved it.
My only thing is, I will be coming from June 15-June 19 (5 days total but 4 full days in the US) and my mom wants to go July 31st until August 14. That is 41 days between my visit in June and visit in August.
Job wise everything is approved and I have a full time contract with my job here in my home country. Do I need to prepare of secondary since this is quite a bit of a short time? I am always honest about my purpose of trip and never hid the fact of that i have a boyfriend. any advice would be super appreciated.
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2023.05.28 13:56 Speckstv_Africa Top Nigeria Musician Rema enters Guinness Book of Records – Rantafrica – Amplifying The Voice Of The Voiceless
Since the release of his hit single ‘Calm Down’, Rema has achieved huge international success. The hit remix with Selena Gomez rocketed him to global status where he appeared in multiple charts across the world.
Rema has entered the Guinness Book Records as the first artist to top the inaugural Middle Eastern and North Africa (MENA) with his single ‘Calm Down‘.
The single was released in February 2022 ahead of Rema’s debut album ‘Raves & Roses‘ and has become one of the biggest Afrobeats exports in history.
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2023.05.28 13:42 SentralKL How our season REALLY went.
We're unbeaten since February 5th 2023. But Tottenham away is a bogey game so we don't really count that.
So we're unbeaten since January 14th 2023. But there was that controversial Rashford offside so we don't count that.
So we're unbeaten since January 11th 2023. But we lost to Southampton who aren't even Premier league anymore so we don't count that.
So we're unbeaten since November 12th 2022. But Toney is suspended so his goals don't really count so we don't count that.
So we're unbeaten since October 16th 2022. But we can't lose to Liverpool twice in a season so we don't count that.
So we're unbeaten since July 30th 2022. But that's the community shield so we don't count that.
So really and truly, we're unbeaten all season.
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2023.05.28 13:03 Shad0wedge [Operator Discussion] Vigil
If you want to show respect to the Siracusans, then hire a proper Siracusan chef. The next time I see any 'innovative Siracusan cuisine' out of your minions... Beh, let's just say somebody knows about your little office naps, and it'd be a shame if the beans got spilled on your beauty sleep. The last leader of Siracusa's Bellone Family, and one of the mayoral candidates for Siracusa's Nuova Volsinii special administrative city. Through Operator Texas, he has formed a relationship with Rhodes Island on behalf of the city he represents. He excels in mid-range combat, and exhibits comparable strategy and leadership abilities across a variety of tasks.
- Class: Vanguard (Tactician)
- Tags: DP Recovery, Crowd-Control
- Artist: hou
*Stats at max Promotion and Level, excludes bonuses from Potential and Trust.
|HP ||ATK ||DEF ||Arts Resistance ||Redeploy Time ||DP Cost ||Block ||Attack Interval |
|1755 ||462 ||154 ||0 ||70 ||17 ||1 ||1s |
|Potential ||Bonus |
|1 ||- |
|2 ||Deployment Cost -1 |
|3 ||Redeployment Cooldown -10 |
|4 ||Deployment Cost -1 |
|5 ||Improves Second Talent |
|6 ||Deployment Cost -1 |
|Trust bonus |
|Attack Power +80 |
|This unit can designate one Tactical Point within attack range to call Reinforcements; ATK is increased to 150% when attacking enemies blocked by Reinforcements |
*Skills at Mastery 3.
|Skill Name ||Skill Uptime Details (Initial/Cost/Uptime) ||SP Charge Type ||Skill Activation ||Skill Description |
|Packleader's Call ||5 SP / 21 SP / - ||Per Second ||Auto Trigger ||Immediately generates 7 DP and summons 1 'Wolf Shadow' |
|Packleader's Gift ||4 SP / 5 SP / - ||Per Second ||Auto Trigger ||Immediately generates 2 DP and causes the Wolfpack's next attack to deal 200% damage and restore 20% of its Max HP; Generates an additional 1 DP if the Wolfpack defeats an enemy |
|Packleader's Dignity ||10 SP / 35 SP / 15s ||Per Second ||Manual Trigger ||Gradually generates 12 DP over the skill duration, and causes attacks to hit 3 times; When Vigil or the Wolfpack deal damage to a unit blocked by the Wolfpack, they deal an additional 50% of Vigil's ATK as Arts damage |
|Talent name ||Talent Description |
|Leader of the Wolfpack ||Can summon a Wolfpack initially consisting of 2 'Wolf Shadows' at the Tactical Point to assist in combat; The number of 'Wolf Shadows' increases by 1 every 25 seconds (up to a maximum of 3; each 'Wolf Shadow' increases the Wolfpack's Block by 1 and causes its attacks to deal an additional instance of damage) |
|Wolven Nature ||Vigil and the Wolfpack's attacks ignore 200 (+25) DEF when attacking enemies blocked by the Wolfpack |
Additional Resources In-depth information regarding all values above (at different levels), skill/attack range, and more:
GP Arknights Wiki
Arknights Toolbox (aceship)
Fandom Arknights Wiki
- Is their module worth it? Which branch?
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- Which skill(s) should be focused for mastery, and in what order?
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- Should promoting this operator to Elite 2 be a priority?
- Should new / F2P players aim for this operator? Are there more accessible alternatives?
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2023.05.28 13:02 ceesaart Belarus special forces invaded Ukraine together with Russia in February 2022
2023.05.28 12:39 casapulapula The US Proxy War on Russia: A Few Key Resources and Backgrounders from an ANTIWAR Perspective
The appropriate antiwar position is to understand how this conflict came about. It did not just pop into existence from the void in February 2022, like the neocon media would have you believe. It's important at least to have a grasp on the last 3 decades of history. It's 30 years of encirclement, aggression, deception, and non-stop provocation. Economist Jeffrey D Sachs Ukraine is the latest neocon disaster. The war in Ukraine is the culmination of a 30-year project of the American neoconservative movement.
Excerpt: "The Biden Administration is packed with the same neocons who championed the US wars of choice in Serbia (1999), Afghanistan (2001), Iraq (2003), Syria (2011), Libya (2011), and who did so much to provoke Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The neocon track record is one of unmitigated disaster, yet Biden has staffed his team with neocons. As a result, Biden is steering Ukraine, the US, and the European Union towards yet another geopolitical debacle. If Europe has any insight, it will separate itself from these
From ANTIWAR DOT COM
Why Russia Went to War in 2022
Excerpt: "Russia was faced with renewed vows of Ukraine’s eventual membership in NATO, the flooding of Ukraine with lethal weapons, Western training of Ukraine’s armed forces and exercises designed to improve interoperability with NATO. Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said that "The situation is extremely dangerous. . . . We have come to the point when we have no room to retreat."
The History Behind the Russia-Ukraine War
Excerpt: "Kennan wrote in the New York Times in 1997:
"[E]xpanding NATO would be the most fateful error of American policy in the entire post-Cold-War era. Such a decision may be expected to inflame the nationalistic, anti-Western and militaristic tendencies in Russian opinion; to have an adverse effect on the development of Russian democracy; to restore the atmosphere of the cold war to East-West relations, and to impel Russian foreign policy in directions decidedly not to our liking."
Kennan complained to the Times’ Thomas L. Friedman in 1998,
"I think [NATO expansion] is the beginning of a new Cold War. I think the Russians will gradually react quite adversely and it will affect their policies. I think it is a tragic mistake. There was no reason for this whatsoever. No one was threatening anybody else. This expansion would make the Founding Fathers of this country turn over in their graves. We have signed up to protect a whole series of countries, even though we have neither the resources nor the intention to do so in any serious way.
"Don’t people understand? Our differences in the Cold War were with the Soviet Communist regime. And now we are turning our backs on the very people who mounted the greatest bloodless revolution in history to remove that Soviet regime.
"Of course there is going to be a bad reaction from Russia, and then [the NATO expanders] will say that we always told you that is how the Russians are — but this is just wrong."
His prediction; our present.
Ben Abelow: How the West Brought War to Ukraine: Understanding How U.S. and NATO Policies Led to Crisis, War, and the Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe book, audio book
"Very well-done.... Reviews material that should be much better known." — Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Laureate Professor of Linguistics, University of Arizona
"A brilliant, remarkably concise explanation of the danger that U.S and NATO military involvement in Ukraine has created. Needs to be read and pondered by every citizen capable of thinking rationally and responsibly about American and European security." — Jack F. Matlock, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1987-1991, author of Superpower Illusions
"For anyone interested in understanding the true causes of the disaster in Ukraine, How the West Brought War to Ukraine is required reading. Abelow makes a clear and compelling case that the United States and its NATO allies—not Vladimir Putin—are the principal culprits." — John J. Mearsheimer, author of The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago
Article that summarizes the book How the West Brought War to Ukraine
Interview with Ben Abelow
The Official Story of the Ukraine War Grossly Misleads L.A. Progressive
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2023.05.28 12:35 teamcrazymatt Defending the Draft 2023: New England Patriots
No one can ever predict a Bill Belichick draft.
When people start assuming he’ll act based on his stereotypes (first-round trade down, OL early, no early WRs, all Alabama players or small school guys or guys from Rutgers), he’ll do the opposite. When the consensus is that he’ll shift away from those stereotypes, he’ll lean right into them.
So in observing mock drafts, both full and team-centric, there was a lot of accord that he would follow those stereotypes. (Adam Korsak, both a punter and from Rutgers, was EVERYWHERE.)
But then the end of April came.
Before then, New England had suffered a 2022 season full of embarrassment, from Matt Patricia and Joe Judge’s ineptitude at running the offense to a team that seemed to find new ways to lose in humiliating fashion (a certain ill-fated lateral sequence peak among them). The Patriots went from their dynastic reign as a team which would trounce their opponents in laughers to the team that everyone pointed and laughed at. Mac Jones’ Patricia- and Judge-sparked regression along with impressive cameo appearances by ‘22 rookie Bailey Zappe split the fanbase into Mac and Zappe camps, with sports media fueling the flame by spreading or outright fabricating rumors
of Belichick shopping Mac, rumors which lasted through the first day of the draft. It was an ugly season and an uglier start to the offseason.
The franchise clearly needed to make changes in 2023, and changes started near the top. Patricia and Judge lost their roles, the former joining the Eagles coaching staff and the latter moving to lead special teams, a necessary move as this Belichick-led squad had plummeted to the lowest-ranked third unit. (More on that later.) Patricia had filled the dual roles of de facto
offensive coordinator and facto
offensive line coach, and filled both roles with the acumen of me designing plays in Backyard Football 2002
, except I could actually design plays that resulted in touchdowns. Judge had manned the quarterbacks room, and given that Daniel Jones finally broke out for the Giants once Judge had been booted from mentoring him, you can guess how that went for Mac and the Pats. In his new role in charge of special teams, he has already cost the team two OTAs and Bill Belichick $50,000 for an offseason meetings violation, and has elevated his 2022 title of Co-Most Hated Man in Foxboro to Single Most Hated Man in Foxboro.
Anyway, New England needed to fill their old roles, and brought in: Bill O’Brien, Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach
A long-time friend of Belichick’s, O’Brien returns for his second stint as Pats OC, having dictated the offense in Rob Gronkowski’s record-setting 2011 season. Additionally, O’Brien comes by way of running the offense and the QB room at the University of Alabama, which spawned Mac Jones. Mac regressed in 2022 after an impressive 2021, but recall that 2022 was under the abysmal leadership of Patricia (calling his plays) and Judge (his direct coach), a situation in which no one could develop. By bringing in his old OC and QB coach, Mac has been put in the best possible position to develop in ‘23, a position which will much more clearly give fans a vision of his future as an NFL quarterback. (And the playcalling will be legitimate! It’s been but a year and we have already forgotten what creativity, route concepts, and misdirection have looked like!) Adrian Klemm, Offensive Line Coach
Belichick’s first draft pick after taking the helm in New England in 2000, Klemm has joined the team after coaching at Oregon last year. He comes with a strong reputation at that coaching position, having headed a Ducks O-line that allowed just five sacks in 2022. Last season, the Patriots saw a regression from their veterans on the line, most notably in Trent Brown’s newfound flag-happiness, and first-round rookie guard Cole Strange put forth a mixed performance. Bringing in an actual offensive line coach gives the team the best chance to fix any issues that showed in ‘22 and to develop their young linemen.
Of course, coaching was not the only issue last season, as New England was criticized for their lack of talent on the roster. Of New England’s high-cash free agent class of 2021, only edge rusher Matthew Judon shined in both his seasons in Foxboro: neither tight end Jonnu Smith nor wideout Nelson Agholor ever got off the ground, tight end Hunter Henry regressed after a solid ‘21, and wideout Kendrick Bourne found himself suddenly in Patricia’s doghouse and off the field. Moves needed to be made as the calendar turned to free agency. Notable Departures S Devin McCourty (retired)
The most prominent departure from the ‘22 squad, McCourty is one of many who can be termed a quintessential Patriot. A first-round cornerback out of Rutgers in 2010, D-Mac made the switch to safety in 2012 and locked down the position for the next decade. When he was on the verge of leaving the team in free agency in 2015, even reaching out to Belichick to say goodbye, Belichick signed him to a top-valued safety contract and kept him in red, white, and blue. His leadership and personality made him a joy to watch on the field and off, his personality showing itself especially well recently through interactions with his twin brother Jason, who played alongside him for the Patriots from 2018 to ‘20. Statistically, D-Mac ends his career with 35 interceptions, one shy of the franchise record, and 4 touchdowns (two picks, a kickoff return, and a blocked field goal return). We miss him already. P Jake Bailey (released; signed with Miami)
What a drop. After an All-Pro season in 2020, Bailey signed a four-year extension in 2022 only to become the worst statistical punter in the league. After he was injured, the Patriots brought in Michael Palardy, who managed to be even worse (personally, I blame the team’s curse that comes with the jersey number 17). Neither punter remains with the team, Bailey joining an AFC East rival in the Dolphins and Palardy currently unsigned. TE Jonnu Smith (traded to Atlanta)
There is a strong case to be made that Smith is the worst free agency signing Belichick has made as Pats GM. In the two years since inking a 4-year, $50 million deal, Smith totaled just 55 catches for 539 yards and one touchdown, and a ‘22 restructure of his contract meant that Smith appeared to be a monetary albatross the Patriots would not be able to shake loose. What led to Atlanta agreeing to take on his whole contract, sending New England a seventh-round pick to get the player, I have no idea, but I think every Pats fan would agree that Smith didn’t work out in the least and a change was best for all sides. WR Jakobi Meyers (signed with Las Vegas)
Meyers’ departure was somewhat shocking, as the 2019 UDFA had worked his way up to the top of the Patriots’ wide receiver depth chart. More of a big slot guy than an outside #1, Meyers had a minor role in his rookie season and started 2020 at the bottom of the depth chart, but injuries to the players above him got him onto the field, and a 12-catch, 169-yard performance against the Jets that November meant he wasn’t leaving it anytime soon. While not possessing top-tier speed or explosiveness, Meyers was the team’s best route runner and separator, and his departure left another void that needed to be filled. QB Brian Hoyer (released, signed with Las Vegas)
Hoyer was third on the depth chart, Zappe having shown enough to take the #2 spot. While a fine veteran mentor, the Patriots chose to go a different direction with that third QB role. WR Nelson Agholor (signed with Baltimore)
Agholor was given a two-year contract in 2021 with the anticipation of his being the #1 receiver, something which did not happen due to his unreliable hands and separation abilities. For those two years and $22 million, Agholor produced 68 catches, 835 yards, and five touchdowns. Not worth it. RB Damien Harris (signed with Buffalo)
By far the most productive member of the Patriots’ atrocious 2019 draft class, Harris was good in New England but had been passed on the depth chart by sophomore Rhamondre Stevenson midway through 2022. Couple that with Belichick’s predilection to let running backs walk instead of giving them second contracts, sprinkle in a dash of two ‘22 draft picks (Pierre Strong Jr. and Kevin Harris) who will get more opportunities in 2023, top it off with the return of Ty Montgomery II from injured reserve, and it’s no surprise that Harris is no longer a Patriot. T Isaiah Wynn (signed with Miami)
Another former first-round pick, Wynn was all right as a left tackle though was criticized for frequent injury problems; with his fifth-year option picked up for ‘22, he was inexplicably switched to right tackle, where he was very bad. He never really earned the role of franchise tackle, so it was expected that the Patriots would let him walk.
But on the upside, the team now has: Additions WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (via Kansas City)
After Meyers signed with the Raiders, the Patriots worked quickly to bring in his replacement in the slot. Smith-Schuster revived his career in Kansas City and is now in position to be a primary target for Mac for the next three seasons, possessing more explosiveness and speed than his predecessor. The biggest concern with JuJu is his durability, but I believe the Patriots have made preparations in the draft (spoiler) in case that becomes a significant problem. The fanbase is excited for Smith-Schuster on the field in Foxboro, and deservedly so. RB James Robinson (via New York (the green side))
A one-time breakout UDFA in Jacksonville, Robinson’s role diminished with the rise of Travis Etienne Jr.; after being traded to the Jets, Robinson never got settled into a role. In New England, Robinson is likely first in line for the #2 RB spot behind Stevenson, an important role given that Stevenson’s overwork saw his productivity decline as last season came to an end. Robinson also possesses the pass-catching versatility that Belichick loves, a role Harris was never used in but Stevenson is, further suggesting he can have a significant spot on the field for the Pats. TE Mike Gesicki (via Miami)
As Smith never worked out as the co-#1 TE, here comes Gesicki. A pure pass catcher at the position, Gesicki has the size and hands to be a reliable target in the red zone, and should pair nicely with Henry for a potential TE-heavy formation as the team approaches the goal line. T Riley Reiff (via Chicago) T Calvin Anderson (via Denver)
While neither comes with the contract expectation of being a long-term solution at either tackle spot, the hope is that Reiff (expected to start at RT) will be an upgrade over Wynn, while Anderson serves as a reliable swing tackle who can start if needed. LB Chris Board Jr. (via Detroit)
Remember that awful special teams unit? Board is one of the NFL’s top special teamers, a player Belichick singled out when New England faced the Lions last year. It’s unsurprising he brought in such a veteran to help solidify the unit after… just all of last year. QB Trace McSorley (via Arizona)
By bringing in McSorley in Hoyer’s stead, the team is showing a bit of a shift in philosophy with how it is using its backup QB spots. Both Mac and Zappe are pocket passers; McSorley does most of his work outside the pocket and can run with regularity, a trend more common among top-level quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. At minimum, he’s worth a camp spot, and that’s fine. P Corliss Waitman (via Denver)
Following the implosion of Bailey and Palardy at punter, the Patriots were on the verge of entering the draft with none on the roster. Waitman is a veteran addition there, but pretty much everyone expected New England to add a punter either as a draft pick or UDFA. (Another spoiler – my bad.)
After this free agency, many saw the Patriots as still having holes at the top of their depth chart at wideout, tackle, and cornerback. Tight end was also considered a need as New England, despite adding Gesicki to pair with Henry, does not have a tight end signed beyond 2023, entering the draft with only Matt Sokol and Scotty Washington behind their name duo.
Then they went on the clock, entering the draft with:
1-14 2-46 3-76 4-107 4-117 4-135 6-184 6-187 6-192 6-210 7-245
Here’s how it all went down. Draft Picks TRADE: 1-14 to PIT for 1-17 and 4-120
Although this trade was criticized for receiving too little back from Pittsburgh, it was not a major loss in capital according to the Rich Hill value chart
(325 points to PIT, 320 to NE), and it came with enough high-level talent on the board that the Patriots were sure to get one of their targets. The way the board fell, fans most wanted Christian Gonzalez, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Zay Flowers, or Broderick Jones; when the Steelers took Jones, it became clear that the Patriots were not interested in him (reports came out that the Patriots had not been interested in Jones at all due to coachability concerns), but they were sure to land an exciting player after moving down only three spots rather than the seven-plus many mockers had predicted. Additionally, the Steelers landing Jones appeared to knock the Jets’ war room for a loop (though later video has shown that the Jets were expecting the trade), and the only thing New England fans love more than a victory is an opportunity to screw over the Jets. 1-17: Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
The Patriots’ selection of Gonzalez received universal acclaim, and it’s easy to see why. Despite having strong CB depth, the Patriots lacked a true #1 corner; Gonzalez has the ability, length, and athleticism to be that from Day One. The first-round pick via Colorado and Oregon was widely projected as a top-10 selection, so for New England to land him at 17 is a tremendous coup. From his interviews and his play style, Gonzalez seems like a quiet guy off the field who wants to shut the opponent down when on the turf. He’ll be fun to watch. 2-46: Keion White, ED, Georgia Tech
White is another player falling under the new Patriots draft umbrella under Belichick and Matt Groh: as athletic as can be. While he is raw, White has the athleticism to play three downs along the defensive line and the versatility to move inside when the situation calls for it. The Patriots thought so highly of him that he was a player they were considering drafting in the first round, even considering a move back into the last picks of the round to snag him, but landed him at 46 anyway. How much he will play as a rookie is uncertain as New England has a very good edge duo in Matthew Judon and Josh Uche, but even if White has to take a year to get acclimated to the NFL, that’s not unheard of in Foxboro and has produced success for highly-touted picks: neither Nate Solder (first round) nor Trey Flowers (fourth round) took on long-term starting roles as rookies (though Solder filled in at right tackle plenty), but were established starters in their second years. Similarly, Uche (second round) started off as an occasionally-used part of a pass rushing rotation before hitting double-digit sacks last year, his third season in the league. And if White earns significant playing time in 2023, all the better. 3-76: Marte Mapu, LB, Sacramento State
Here’s that small-school selection that detractors tend to point at regarding Belichick, but Mapu has elite potential. I got tipped off to Mapu late in the pre-draft cycle, and watching film of him I was reminded a lot of Kyle Dugger, another small-school Day 2 player who has turned into an excellent Patriot. Mapu is going to play linebacker, likely his best position, and fill the role of coverage ‘backer that New England has lacked for several seasons. He’s also athletic and scheme-versatile, having spent time at safety and linebacker while at Sacramento State, so he will be able to move around the defensive formation if the situation calls for it. Add to that his tackling, his closing speed, and his containment, and you’ve got yourself a potential stud. 4-107: Jake Andrews, C, Troy
The Patriots need their future long-term center with David Andrews now 31 and having an injury history, and Jake Andrews (unrelated) is set up perfectly to be that guy. Andrews the Younger is built in the same mold as Andrews the Elder: both exited college as smaller in stature than other centers but able to get a push on defensive linemen from below, meaning Jake can easily learn specific bits of technique from David. While not expected to play the role immediately, [anagram: Ned Was a Jerk] is now in position to spend time behind [anagram: Swan Diver Dad], preparing himself to take over at center in the near future. TRADE: 4-120 and 6-184 to NYJ for 4-112 4-112: Chad Ryland, K, Maryland
This is not the first time Belichick has selected a kicker in the fourth round, selecting Stephen Gostkowski with pick 118 in 2006; with the Patriots in desperate need for a strong player at the position, moving up to make sure they could land him makes sense (especially with Jake Moody being selected by the 49ers at 3-99). And Ryland is what Nick Folk is not: a big-legged kicker with kickoff ability. Folk has been appreciated in New England for his accuracy, but his distance and accuracy notably declined in 2022, and when forced to kick off, his lack of touchback distance led to trouble, the Patriots surrendering a league-high three kick return touchdowns (including two in the season finale). It’s clear an upgrade at kicker was a requirement this offseason; with Moody gone, giving up a sixth to move up eight spots is absolutely fine. In doing so, New England has hopefully landed their kicker for the next decade. 4-117: Sidy Sow, G, Eastern Michigan
At this point, it may be considered confusing for the Patriots to have drafted a left guard in Sow when last year’s first-round pick Cole Strange is entrenched there and Mike Onwenu mans right guard at an elite level, but Groh’s post-draft comments indicated the team would give Sow opportunities at left tackle as well. And not only does Sow have experience at left tackle, he has the size at 6’5” and 326 pounds. New England’s projected starting tackles are veterans Trent Brown and Riley Reiff, both of whom are over 30 and are in contract years; if Sow returns to the position, the former mauling EMU Eagle (heh, two birds) offensive lineman could ease the need at tackle for next offseason. TRADE: 4-135 to LV for 5-144 and 6-214 5-144: Atonio Mafi, G, UCLA
Another interior lineman? Yes. Mafi is a guard whom the Patriots worked with at the Shrine Bowl, and has the versatility to move between left and right guard. As the aforementioned Onwenu is in a contract year, Mafi has a clear path to a potential starting job in 2024, and the most important thing right now for the development of Mac Jones is keeping him upright. By selecting three offensive linemen – using a quarter of their 12 selections on the offensive trench – Belichick and Groh have signaled their intent to do just that. From all accounts, Mafi, who met with New England in a pre-draft visit, is thrilled to join the team
; now it’s about proving it on the field. 6-187: Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU
Boutte is the epitome of a boom-or-bust prospect, his elite 2020 and ‘21 being overshadowed by a disappointing 2022 that dropped him from clear first-rounder to a middle-of-Day-3 selection. As a freshman and sophomore, Boutte looked to follow in the footsteps of highly-drafted LSU wideouts such as Odell Beckham Jr., Justin Jefferson, and JaMarr Chase, showing a complete package of agility, speed, and route running. Unfortunately, an injury plus conflicts with his new coach Brian Kelly led to underperformance, and a poor combine performance cemented his draft stock as having drastically fallen. But if he can get back to his earlier form, where his talent and athleticism led to a combined 83 receptions, 1244 yards, and 14 touchdowns in his first two college seasons, Boutte could become the steal of the draft. 6-192: Bryce Baringer, P, Michigan State
While New England had signed Corliss Waitman so as to have a
punter on the roster heading into the draft, none assumed he was the long-term answer; when the Patriots made Baringer the first punter taken in the 2023 draft, it became clear who was. A walk-on turned cut turned best punter in college football, Baringer has a booming leg that showed itself in an average punt length of 49.0 yards in ‘22; he also holds the Michigan State record for career punting average at 46.0 yards. As a bonus, he worked with Ryland at the Senior Bowl, so the two have already begun to develop chemistry in the holding game. As another bonus, he wore No. 99 in college, and that is awesome. 6-210: Demario Douglas, WR, Liberty
When one imagines a typical Patriots slot receiver – small, shifty, and explosive with the ball in his hands – one might well be imagining Douglas. The five-foot-eight Liberty product can absolutely fly, moving all around the formation and catching balls at all levels of the field. New Englanders got a preview of what Douglas’ game might look like when rookie cornerback Marcus Jones began to take snaps on offense last year; Jones was often put in motion before the snap, worked out of the backfield, and assigned touches where his elusiveness was the spark to gain yards. Douglas has said he models his game after Jones, a claim that demonstrates itself when one views his collegiate tape. I had a third-round grade on Douglas, so the Patriots landing him at 210 is a thrill. (Even though the Giants took one of my draft crushes in Tre Hawkins III the pick before, for which I’m still irked.) 6-214: Ameer Speed, CB, Michigan State
The unknown about Speed is whether he will develop on defense; that is not his skill at the moment. There are three things known: his size (6’3”, 210 lbs.), his speed (4.34s 40), and his special teams prowess. With longtime special teams captain Matthew Slater likely entering his last year, the Patriots need to develop a new crop of special teams standouts, long a hallmark of Belichick’s Patriots from the time of Larry Izzo. Last year’s UDFA Brenden Schooler looks like one of those players already; Speed will certainly be given every chance possible to be another. 7-245: Isaiah Bolden, CB, Jackson State
More tall athletic cornerbacks! The only HBCU selection in the 2023 draft, Bolden is an incredible athlete who likely earned his way to a draft selection by lighting up his Pro Day. Though just a role player on defense, Bolden has developmental traits that any defensive coach would love, and has also been a top collegiate kick returner, leading all of college football in 2021 with a 36.9-yard average on kickoff returns. I don’t see the two late-round cornerback selections as “throw players on the field and see who sticks” à la the ill-fated dual tight end picks of Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene in 2020’s third round, but selecting players who might have longer chances to succeed, but if they do succeed can truly shine.
Though Bolden was the last of the Patriots’ 2023 draft picks, that did not conclude their rookie class as the period of UDFA signings immediately began. The Patriots have had an undrafted rookie make the Week 1 roster every year since 2004; with just a four-man class this season, chances are slim. They’re not impossible – their only
2021 UDFA, kicker Quinn Nordin, made it – but they’re definitely slimmer. Here are the four who can continue that streak. Undrafted Rookies Malik Cunningham, QB, Louisville
The most expensive ($200,000) and well-known of the quartet, Cunningham’s slight build and arm as a quarterback led to piles of speculation of his switching positions. However, he has started off his Patriots tenure as a quarterback in rookie minicamp, so he remains a quarterback until further notice. Throughout college, Cunningham’s most intriguing asset has been his supreme athleticism at the position, something which showed up in testing, and it remains to be seen how the Patriots will use that athleticism to help the team. (It may be a good while until outside sources get a look, as minicamp and OTAs have thus far been closed off to the media.) Johnny Lumpkin, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
After foregoing using a selection on a tight end in a deep draft class (another Belichick trend), New England instead brought in Lumpkin, who projects as a blocking tight end in the NFL. This offsets the biggest negative, his age (he’ll be 26 to start the season), as the Patriots lack a true blocker at the position. Whether Lumpkin can take advantage of this path to a roster spot remains to be seen, but his road to making the team as an undrafted rookie seems easiest at the moment. Jourdan Heilig, LB, Appalachian State
Like Board and Speed, Heilig joins the Patriots as a special teams standout, playing minimal defense as a Mountaineer (three snaps in 2022) but standing out in college on the third unit (210 snaps in 2022). He’ll have a chance to follow in the path of Schooler as a UDFA who makes his mark as a core special teamer. Justus Tavai, DL, San Diego State
The middle of the Tavai brothers (older brother Jahlani is a Patriots linebacker, younger brother Jonah signed with Seattle as a UDFA), Justus played alongside Jonah on the Aztec defensive line in 2022. While Jonah put up eye-popping numbers with double-digit sacks, Justus was a steady contributor as well, putting up 3.5 sacks and intercepting a pass. Tavai is the ninth man on the Patriots’ defensive line right now, so he has a difficult path if he wants to make the team.
He’s not an undrafted rookie, but the Patriots have also brought in veteran free agent Anthony Firsker, TE
to compete with Lumpkin, Sokol, and Washington for the third tight end spot, the roster spot opened with their losing reserve Raekwon McMillan, LB
to a partially torn Achilles tendon. Projected Offseason Depth Chart
(italics = rookie
, (in parentheses = exclusively or primarily a special teamer)) (Note: the Patriots assign temporary jersey numbers in the offseason starting with 50 based mainly on draft position.) QB
10 Mac Jones 4 Bailey Zappe 19 Trace McSorley 64 Malik Cunningham RB
38 Rhamondre Stevenson 3 James Robinson 14 Ty Montgomery II 35 Pierre Strong Jr. 36 Kevin Harris 42 J.J. Taylor WR
1 DeVante Parker 7 JuJu Smith-Schuster 84 Kendrick Bourne 11 Tyquan Thornton 58 Kayshon Boutte 60 Demario Douglas
82 Tre Nixon (44 Raleigh Webb) (18 Matthew Slater) TE
85 Hunter Henry 88 Mike Gesicki 86 Anthony Firsker 87 Matt Sokol 17 Scotty Washington 65 Johnny Lumpkin T
77 Trent Brown 74 Riley Reiff 76 Calvin Anderson 75 Conor McDermott 64 Andrew Stueber G
71 Mike Onwenu 69 Cole Strange 54 Sidy Sow 55 Atonio Mafi
63 Chasen Hines 62 Bill Murray C
60 David Andrews 53 Jake Andrews
65 James Ferentz 66 Kody Russey DL
90 Christian Barmore 92 Davon Godchaux 91 Deatrich Wise Jr. 93 Lawrence Guy Sr. 95 Daniel Ekuale 98 Carl Davis Jr. 96 Sam Roberts 70 Jeremiah Pharms Jr. 67 Justus Tavai ED
9 Matthew Judon 55 Josh Uche 51 Keion White
58 Anfernee Jennings (97 DaMarcus Mitchell) 51 Ronnie Perkins LB
8 Ja’Whaun Bentley 48 Jahlani Tavai 52 Marte Mapu
30 Mack Wilson Sr. (45 Chris Board Jr.) 43 Calvin Munson 59 Terez Hall 47 Olakunle Fatukasi (66 Jourdan Heilig) CB 50 Christian Gonzalez
31 Jonathan Jones 13 Jack Jones 25 Marcus Jones 27 Myles Bryant (61 Ameer Speed) 63 Isaiah Bolden
37 Tae Hayes 26 Shaun Wade 34 Quandre Mosely 39 Rodney Randle Jr. S
23 Kyle Dugger 5 Jabrill Peppers 2 Jalen Mills 21 Adrian Phillips 24 Joshuah Bledsoe (41 Brenden Schooler) (22 Cody Davis) 29 Brad Hawkins K 62 Chad Ryland
6 Nick Folk P 59 Bryce Baringer
15 Corliss Waitman LS
49 Joe Cardona 46 Tucker Addington Conclusion
Is this a perfect Patriots team? No. There are still long-term holes at offensive tackle and tight end, and there is a question mark as to who can be that pass catcher whom defensive coordinators have to plan for, a player the team has lacked for several seasons.
But is this an exciting Patriots roster, a team who has a chance to exceed their middling projections and expectations, a team worth watching and cheering for? Absolutely. Belichick and company have stabilized the coaching staff; added explosive, athletic players at nearly every position; brought in a new crew of players to take over special teams; and begun their draft with three players who could not only start in the NFL but have the potential to star. I fully believe that this is not an 8-9 caliber team, even in an AFC East with three other teams that have added big name after big name.
As Bill Belichick might say, we’re on to 2023.
We’re on to victory.
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2023.05.28 11:33 bobamobakoba life is an act of letting go but i cant seem to ( long rant, can skip)
Hey so I'm 20F and i gave my third NEET attempt this year. i am scoring decent but not completely sure if i will get in wala situation. I am on the fence. i started preparing after i completed my 12th that is in december 2020. i went to regular state board college with PCMB, was pretty unclear about career etc because of family situations, couldnt afford coaching so dropped the idea of competitive exams in 11th. During covid i realized i am not diligent enough to pursue pure science and commerce samajjh nahi aati, arts mein i am not even talented. Had a very strong inclination towards medical since i could remember. so decided ki yahi karna hai ab. finally mera "why" clear hogaya tha and abhi "how" baki tha. Joined the PW Yakeen batch of 2021, joined late so backlog etc etc mein pehlese hi dub rahi thi. i had trouble completing and understanding the syllabus, i could only do biology preoperly. i bombed my first drop first attempt by getting sick in the last month, classic food poisoning hogaya. (ps Stop eating outside food a month before your exams, thank me later), my older brother went through a surgery in august, September mein exam thi, I got distracted in getting him better and fir exam ke din wala mishap toh bohot memorable hai mightve made a post about it then. I scored 348/720 that year.
I realized ki gharpe rehna is very distracting, my family had a lot of financial situations before and during covid but it got better so i thought i should go to another city and prep, competitive environment bhi milega and would be far from family(bohot negative log hai). So i left for a city in my state which is known to house aspirants/coaching/toppers - (not KOTA). My parents had told me to find a hostel, find the classes etc that you want to go to and we will pay for it. I attended the lectures of some classes and hated their excecution i mean dropper ke batch mein 3 months GOC kon padhata hai, i got a feeling i'll be doomed if i join these classes. So i stayed in the hostel and enrolled in PW course again, this time only focused on phy/chem since bio i had done well earlier and i was consistently revising and solving bio questions.
now let me tell you something, for people who have stayed stuck in place in their life whose family and outside environment always feel like a prison unko tum bahar kisi environment mein jaake rakh do they taste freedom and for a while they go wild. Precisely what happened with me. See i went to a regular college but couldnt make a lot of friends as they already had theirs nd i felt a sense of inferiority there. All the confidence that i had in my academic abilities, of getting highest marks without studying too much prior to my 11th/12th was ripped off in college. The jump of PCMB was big for me and i had a tough time teaching everything to myself. i tried and failed in understanding concepts so i started shutting down. Everytime i would sit for lectures it used to feel everyone knows everything and theyre just here for the attendance. so basically i had no friends and no confidence. Coming here to this city i started making friends, going out, basically i was distracted from my purpose. It took me 4 months to get back to my sense for why i am here wala part.
During this time my parents were having the talks for getting divorced and my brother was applying for colleges abroad. It was depressing to even think about home. So i did the most classic thing i started escaping my situation by putting time in other people, you guessed it - BOYS. In cities like KOTA etc 75% of guys and girls are just there for timepass i was becoming that. i was giving into the cheap attention and validation. Girls and guys refrain from getting love bombed for when you are in your preparation jouner, no- no one will make your life better but you, no one cares if someone is giving you time they are taking yours. I started texting this guy and he was extremely desperate and i had developed a hobby of escaping my negative feelings.
i came to my senses in May 2022 and diligently began preparing again, while still texting that guy of course (utni buddhi bhi nahi hai mujhe mein, sigh.) I joined a test series and i scored well initially, i gained a very good confidence in test taking, i used to feel that maybe i am not smart enough to do neet because i didnt compete( i mean in classes/test wise last year). Tests really helped me. So how i bombed my 2nd attempt was i had completely looked over biology revision and revision in general of physics and chemistry. 2022 Neet bio had me crying because i knew while solving the questions that i think i am wrong by second guessing each question and i scored 402/720 that year.
My parents were fine, they had no particular reaction to me, they were disappointed but since my bro got admitted abroad they forgot about me. My brother left and i decided maybe i should take admisiion in BAMS. so through counselling i got in a very good BAMS college, but i felt since its going to take the time maybe i should give neet again and this time the motivation was also the fact that i dread ayurveda. I started self studying in February 2023 for neet 2023 and i have never studied like this before i revised, re- revised everything did not commit the mistake of skipping bio ncert, read it about 4 times cover to cover. I was so scared and fearful of being stuck in BAMS and my parents expectations, my brothers expectations, for settling in life,etc . Also i am a reserved candidate (there comes the hate) i began thinking that my cut off is low and it will be shameful if i wont be able to reach that even after reservation and 2 attempts. I am admitted in the top Bams cllg of my state so there is no discrimination per se but the others do ask your caste and marks and all that shenanigans. i got stressed out about all of that and started overthinking. I stopped sleeping, i slept for 2 hours each day, stopped going to college, ate food only once a day, stopped stepping outside, avoided everyone. I directly and indirectly played russian roulette and shot myself in the foot. i became severely depressed a week before the paper. i burned out, i was contemplating if i should give the paper on the xam day. but i still did go. the paper went fine. i mean i though it did. i have refrained myself from getting into the cut off etc stuff, just checked Aakaash answer key thats it.
Some part of me thinks i will get through and the other part of me just thinks would i have to do this again next year? See BAMS is a good course but even the teachers would constantly compare mbbs/bams there is this constant inferiority, My professor said for girls it gets good marriage prospects. I think i am meant for more even if i have done less actions to prove it. At this point of time i have given up over the whole argument that i am behind in life than other matlab main hu hi peeche abhi, my friends graduated this year and baaki ke next year karenge. i cannot let mbbs go from my mind, i cannot stop thinking should i do it properly this time? i cannot imagine myself reciting Shloks and reading Padarth Vigyan/ Sanskrit (no hate to Ayurveda but i am not a fan). Should i let my dream go and settle? I have tried really hard to find if i have passion in anything else but i dont. Im just a ashell of a human being i used to be. I know an exam should not decide/define your life but the background where i come from this exam is deciding it. I am aware that i am responsible for all of this.
do your number of drops? reservation? marks? really matter in the grand picture of things? does it define your capability?
just something i keep thinking..
TLDR: just a rant about someone who feels defeated in life and their life story explaining the defeat. Skip this if youre studying rn. Dont procrastinate here on reddit.
thankyou for coming to my rant, i wish you a good day.
ps. i cherish this community, been here since 3 years. i hope everyone gets their desired cllg/seat or something even better.
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2023.05.28 11:24 Dry-Fall3880 Family dropping you during TSW
So I got into TSW end of februari 2022. It happened right after I moved to another country. I came to this country a few months prior during the summer and I was living my best live. It was the peak of my life. In januari 2022 I signed all the paperwork and became official citizen from this country and a month later TSW happened. I have a twin sister and she doesnt have a good relationship with our older sister and parents. Always drama since forever but the 2 of us have always been close. Im the oldest twin and have always been stronger when It came to allergies, astma and eczema. Since childhood we suffered but her case was always worst. We both use the same medication and when I got TSW symptoms in 2018, the doctor prescribed me betamethasone. It worked in the beginning. obv because its stronger. Went from hydrocortisone to betamethasone. My sister and I were always so positive about steroid creams because our childhood eczema was bad. So happily I let her try my betamethasone cream and she started to use it too! Prior to my TSW, she was struggling also with TSW related symptoms but like me, we did not know it was TSW. Her hands were really bad due to skin tinning.
When my TSW started, I noticed she kept more distance from me. Her symptoms got worse but she was trying things out with her doctor and she never really shared much about her struggles. She always avoided the subject of skin and my TSW kept getting worse till the point I went to the ER. I didnt want to scare her so I tried not talking about my TSW. What hurt me more was that she stopt asking me how I was doing, checking up on me like the rest my family did. My older sister and parents have been sooo supportive they really lived with me through my journey. Even as far as taking the plane visiting me. My twinsister however didn't. At one point I told her ' i dont feel like sharing my journey because I feel like you are scared' she confirmed that also. She said she doesn't know how to react, what to say and she was feeling scared. June last year she suddenly blocked me on whatsapp and deleted our connections on all social media platform. Till this day i have no contact with her. My grandmother died in februari this year and my family saw her at the funeral. She seems to be doing fine. No TSW from her side. Due to the family issues she had with my parents and childhood trauma, she been dealing with mental issues. When my TSW started, her lifw actually turned for the better. She got a new house, new job, a boyfriend which relationship seems to be doing fine. I however went the other way. I want to feel compassion for her choice. Some people choose fear instead of love I will never forget the love from the people that were with me. With her however, i feel really broken because she dropped me when I was at my worst. She even promised me before I moved away that she we there for me through good and bad times.
Do you think I should understand her feeling sincs she is using the TS like I did and fears TSW and therefor struggles with herself? Shouls I forgive her one day if she wants to reconnect, knowing that she wasn't there for me when I was at my lowest?
Any other people had the same issue?
P.s in august I (we) turn 30 years old and it will be the second birthday that we haven't celebrated together for the first time. I feel sad.
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2023.05.28 10:17 decho Pre-Match Thread: Barcelona vs Mallorca [La Liga]
Match Information: Match
Barcelona vs Mallorca Competition
: La Liga Date
: Sunday, 28th of May 2023 Time
: 19:00 CEST / 13:00 EDT - Convert to local time Venue
: Camp Nou, Barcelona
- 99354 capacity Referee
: Jorge Figueroa Vázquez
Lineups and Squads: Barcelona
- Official squad confirmed GK
: Ter Stegen, Iñaki Peña, Arnau Tenas DEF
, Christensen, Alonso, Alba, Koundé, Eric, Álex Baldé MID
, Kessié, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie, Gavi, Pablo Torre ATT
: Dembélé, Lewandowski, Fati, Ferran Torres, Raphinha Unavailable
: Araújo, Pedri (injured) Not called
- Official squad to be confirmed GK
: Predrag Rajković, Dominik Greif, Leo Román DEF
, Dennis Hadžikadunić, Copete, Pablo Maffeo, Jaume Costa, Giovanni Gonzalez,
, Martin Valjent MID
Ruiz de Galarreta
, Clément Grenier,
, Manu Morlanes, Iddrisu Baba, Dani Rodríguez,
Lee Kang-In ATT
: Vedat Muriqi, Abdón Prats, Tino Kadewere, Ángel, Amath Ndiaye Unavailable
: Matija Nastasić, Ludwig Augustinsson, Raillo, Ruiz de Galarreta (injured) Antonio Sánchez, Lee Kang-In (suspended) Not called
Form guide: Barcelona
- Form: [L] L W W W
- Goals scored: 11
- Goals conceded: 7
- Last match: Real Valladolid 3:1 FC Barcelona - La Liga
- Form: [W] L W L D
- Goals scored: 4
- Goals conceded: 6
- Last match: Mallorca 1:0 Valencia - La Liga
Comments (Post-match thread):
This is just a classic ''Barca back from international break'' game. I wouldn't really overreact since this was a well drilled Mallorca on their home turf against a team, ridden with injuries and players who served international duty. Pretty sloppy and brutal but these are the games you need to win for a league title.
MOTM either Christensen who was unquestionably our best defender tonight or Gavi who ran his ass ragged all night long, also special mention to Ter Spider for that monster save in the first half
Lewandowski and Ter Stegen more or less being the reason for the 3 points today.
Thought Gavi and Christensen were also good, Pique as well. Everyone else was sub-par.
Xavi holds the record for longest unbeaten away streak in la Liga taking the record from the bald fraud
Lewa is worth every penny. 3 hard fought points after a brutal international break.
Christensen was solid today. Lot's of recoveries, interceptions in dangerous situations and some good passes too
Mallorca have conceded 7 goals this season. 4 from madrid and 3 from penalties. They're extremely well organised defensively. It's good that we somehow came out with a win. Hate international breaks tho, breaks momentum of teams.
Christensen had a great game. Balde was also not bad for being played at RB. Lewy's individual class bailed us out here. Gotta admit, Mallorca's game plan worked out nearly perfectly for them. Parking the bus and trying to hit us on the counter was probably the most realistic way they could have gotten points today.
I'm still kinda worried about our defense without Araujo and Kounde. Christensen is good, but Alba doesn't convince me at all as a lb anymore.
They were still parking the bus down 1-0 in stoppage time.... Pretty boring game.
Xavi beating most away matches without a loss record and Ter Stegen beating his clean sheet streak. Lewandowski saved the team with his brilliance.
Shout out to Christensen, rock solid.
Ter Stegen fully deserves that 500 mins of clean sheet
We played like shit yet won. Is this what it feels like to be a Real supporter? 🤔
Ferran always skies every shot he takes lol like how is it even possible
I’m ok with the result. Mallorca was defensive and not much else we can do. On to the next game.
Not much to analyse. Difficult to break down a team which is happy to defend while being down on a shit pitch
Slowly, Christensen becomes the best Chelsea export in years.
Tough win, was obvious we lacked rhythm. Hopefully this helps us be back in our mojo mid week. Like what I saw from Ansu, can tell he's slowly coming back to his usual self.
Kessie on the other hand does not work when we need to break a team down.
Lastly, unrelated to us, bit how did Valencia let kang-in Lee go so cheaply? He's such a good player. Will not surprise me if he's in a champions league team in a couple of years.
In Spanish, “Partido de mierda”…
But 3 points, given the injuries, against low block and post national break? I’ll take those any day.
Thanks Lewy and congrats to MATS on the clean sheet record!!!
I thought we’re joking, but people genuinely want 4-0 every match. Sorry, but it won’t continue like that and it’s not necessarily the problem (though it could be one). Such matches won you league titles. Go look at Real Madrid’s February schedule of the last season and see how thet did it (I say that because it’s recent example). Sometimes you barely won and it’s okay as long as you have a win even though it’s due to a few game-changer players.
Kessie continues to be invisible, 3 appearances in a row. He’s neither finding good spaces nor asking for the ball. It’s concerning. He looked far more dynamic in pre-season. He hasn’t made any mistakes per se, but he’s just not getting involved. His attempted pass into the box for Lewy was a nice idea at least.
🚨 Xavi: "Finding a replacement for Busquets is the absolute priority. It's fundamental." - src @barcacentre
Xavi: "When things go well I'm happy, when not, I'm sad. You feel lonely, but I'm happy to be here." - src @barcacentre
🚨 Xavi: "Pep Guardiola has been the most influential person in the world of football in the last 15 years." - src @barcacentre
Xavi: "We have been lucky because Busquets was almost never injured. His replacement? It won't be easy. As I said, it depends on FFP. It should be a player who's strong to win duels, technical, intelligent and someone who's used to the position." - src @barcacentre
Xavi: "Samper, Oriol Romeu... Touré Yaya himself had to leave. Busquets has spent 15 seasons here and in each one has played a minimum of 45 games. That's why he hasn't had a replacement and now we have to look for one." - src @barcacentre
Xavi: "Fati? I haven't talked to him about his future. We don't know the fair play situation. When we know, we will plan signings and departures." - src @barcacentre
Xavi: "On the left-back position we have Balde and Marcos, so we don't need to strengthen ourselves there." - src @barcacentre
Xavi: "Alba's departure was his personal decision. When we spoke, he told me that it was time to leave." - src @barcacentre
Xavi: "Pedri and the Nations League? We are in communication with the federation. We think it's time to rest, he has muscle fatigue. We are in contact with the coach." - src @barcacentre
Xavi: "Going to Montjuïc, getting used to the change, it won't be easy... The Camp Nou is our natural habitat and we will have to change and get used to it. That's why the support of our fans will be important. The fans must realize that we will need them." - src @barcacentre
🚨 Xavi: "Jules is a great guy. A professional through and through." - src @barcacentre
🚨 Xavi: "I already said that with Koundé there is not and there has not been a problem. He's a fundamental piece." - src @barcacentre
Xavi: "We will miss Busquets and Alba, of course. They are a reference for their teammates, but in the end the roles change and there are players who will have to step forward." - src @barcacentre
Xavi: "We chain two consecutive defeats and we want to win. We want to end with a good feeling and hopefully Lewandowski will take the Pichichi and Ter Stegen the Zamora." - src @barcacentre
Xavi: "I will feel sad because the Camp Nou is my home and there are many memories here... Now we have to think that we will have a new and better stadium, where we will all be more comfortable." - src @barcacentre
Xavi: "Managing friends, with whom you've experienced so many things... It's not easy to say that they're going to play less. These are painful decisions, as happened to me with Alves and Piqué. But as a coach you have to be professional above all else." - src @barcacentre
🚨🎙️ Xavi Hernández: "Saying goodbye to the Camp Nou… There are many years of passion and it will be an emotional day, on which we'll also say goodbye to Busquets and Jordi Alba." - src @barcacentre
Latest News: [Squad] - The squad for the final game at Spotify Camp Nou
- fcbarcelona.com [Article] - Barça v Mallorca: Farewell for now Spotify Camp Nou
- fcbarcelona.com [Article] - Xavi Hernández: 'We want to finish the season winning'
- fcbarcelona.com [Training] - Return to work ahead of last game at Spotify Camp Nou
- fcbarcelona.com [Article] - When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Mallorca
TV/Online: Livesoccertv Liveonsat FCBarcelona.com
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2023.05.28 09:53 PaleAct8697 Questioning If It’s Worth It
There’s so much back story to why I’m questioning everything again, what I mean by everything is basically life in general.
Moral of the story February 2022, is where my life started into a down-hill spiral. I was in a car accident with a ex girlfriend of mine, she walked away with minimal injuries as I unfortunately couldn’t walk for 3 months…she basically was the only one taking care of me and helping me regain myself again, the car was a complete loss and now I suffer with a nerve condition.
During that time it was hard on the both of us and alot of her, we started having issues between us and eventually split, come August 2022 we end up getting back together, made a impulsive decision and got a puppy in which prompted us to have to get a new apartment, so what you would call a bright second chance. More or less turned into a big mistake…September 2022 I lost my step-dad in a tragic accident…sent me into a deep depression spell, and I lost my job, resorted to negative outlets and eventually started to cause problems again. October 2022 I got out of the slump,..or so I thought revisited and got rehired at a old job, things seemed to be getting better again…come January 2023 things again downhill, it got to the point during the holidays I neglected my job and was missing a lot. It came to the point in the relationship she said she was leaving, due to that, losing my step dad so fresh. I did attempt to do some stupid things, unsuccessfully doing so, a lot of thing happened in that time. Come March 2023, moved back home to get on my feet…and everything seemed to slowly again progressing better…then she messaged and I jumped on it…she ended up having at home issues and had no where to go with the pup. Ended up having her stay with me, and got to the point where it wasn’t working out and two weeks ago we were asked to leave….for the past two weeks we’ve been living out of a car..barley any food, gas. Throughout the time a few friends sent a couple dollars here and there, but nothing crazy. She continues to throw the past in my face, blaming me if she has to get rid of the dog, and just crushes me….but when I’m not around her I get a feeling I can’t explain like I need to be around her, but only thing that’s happening when I’m around her is I’m being degraded and just basically useless but I’ve been doing my best to do whatever I can in this shitty situation. I’m not perfect…I have flaws, I’ve made mistakes. I get jealous, controlling at times ( not intentionally) but like over the past almost 2 years we’ve been through so much shit…and I have nothing outside of what I’m going through….I don’t know what to do
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