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2019.12.22 08:02 Silver_Star Pointing out Korean Car Astroturfing

Kia and Hyundai astroturfing on car subreddits is so obvious it's unbearable. Someone needs to point it out.

2023.06.07 00:46 malpaso79 Parents had a weird interaction with their driver and I don’t get what the guy meant…

So quick set up here:
My parents are old school and always pay with cash when they order from this local pizza place. They also think that the place is delivering it and didn’t realize that they hand off deliveries to door dash.
They ordered for lunch on Saturday. My dad always walks out and meets the driver when he pulls up because their dogs go ape shit if someone comes to the door. On top of that they always tip 10 bucks.
So as my dad walks out and greets the driver he is getting the food out of the backseat of the car. Under his breath he muttered “fucking pizza people.” My question is, what exactly does that mean? What was the guys problem with my parents or the delivery?
I know the guy is an asshole either way but does anything that happened justify that? With a 10 dollar tip that he still got AFTER my dad heard that…
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2023.06.07 00:45 pandreyc First timer host considering room only offering in small (918 sq ft) house with 1 bath only.

I was trying to search this sub but I can’t really find direct answers to some of my questions. 1) I have some nice stuff - climbing gear, touring skis, mountain bikes, jewelry, crystal glasses gifted by my mother, and a few irreplaceable family dinner sets. Maybe this is obvious - but do I need to hide all this when I’m hosting? Will people steal when it’s just a shared room?
2) I’m in a popular outdoor mountain town that’s in high demand for rentals, but the place I have is really old balls 1950’s. No microwave, single pane old windows, bathroom in rough shape. There is barely enough space between the bed abs walls. Is it a bad idea to host in general? I’m worried about bad reviews from the start. Probs it’s in the Vancouver area and it’s all I can afford
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2023.06.07 00:43 coloringbookslover Coursera's Machine Learning Specialization by Andrew Ng: Is It Worth It? [2023 Review]

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2023.06.07 00:39 Gemsyfairy Travelling to Romania this summer and need some info!

Hi everyone, I'm travelling to your beautiful country this summer with my bf for 7, maybe 9 days.
I've got two questions:
  1. which city is the best to stay at to then go to see all the best places. I would say Brasov, but I'm not sure. It is okay to stay in two different cities (Bucharest and Brasov, maybe?), but no more than two, I don't want to pack and unpack all holiday long.
  2. Is it better to rent a car or to travel with public transportation? Is car rental cheap over there? (we're both students)
Also, we love hiking and if you've got suggestions on where to go that'd be cool.
Thank you!
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2023.06.07 00:39 dlschindler [Murder Of Crows] S1E3 My Crow Speaks To The Mad

I sat in the parking lot of McDonald's feeding french fries to my talking crow. We were in the back of Detective Winters's car. He was having the large coffee that cost only a dollar. He had told me he liked it better than Starbuck's, as he took it black.
"Sergeant Ventura was a good cop." Detective Winters was talking about the policeman that had gotten killed at the crimescene.
"Did he have family?" I asked.
"He was divorced." Detective Winters sounded like he could cry for the dead man. "We were his family."
I ate my cheeseburger in silence. Cory hopped onto the fries and scattered them to the floor. He looked up at me without an apology for his behavior before he went to go eat some of them.
We were taken to a hotel where we became roommates with Detective Winters. The maid knocked on the door as I was taking off my boots. He answered it with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth that he had lit with hotel matches.
"What is it?" He asked her. I listened, genuinely curious.
"No animals." She pushed past him slightly and spotted Cory. Presumably, she would go get the hotel manager.
"It's okay, he is with me. I am a detective. I am solving murders." He told her, and showed her his badge with a well-rehearsed gesture. She gave him a very admonishing look and left without saying more. I wondered if our sleep would be interrupted. I was very tired and went right to bed.
In the morning the same maid was back, prompting me to wonder if she had worked all night. She glared at us as we left and she went in to clean.
Detective Winters took me to the station and made me sit around with him all day while he did paperwork. He had interviews with people and more paperwork. His job suddenly seemed very boring to me. I already longed to go outside and discover the world out there. I was his hostage because he knew I knew that I was his suspect in a murder.
"I want you investigating this. Looks like it might be the hitchhiker killer. If you can get some cooperation from you-know-who, maybe we can call the FBI on this one." The boss of Detective Winters walked over to his desk and gave him a thin file on a crime scene secured earlier.
"Let's go." Detective Winters got up and I followed.
"Who was he talking about?" I asked.
"A possible serial killer. I know a guy who knows a lot more than he is telling us. First we need to go see the crime scene. Forensics is already there so you will have to wait outside." Detective Winters was talking fast. He was excited about this for some reason.
"You know this serial killer?"
"Yes. If it is the same one then we've had several killings already. I will need to go see our friend. Then we call the FBI." Detective Winters explained.
"Is that how it's done?" I asked.
"It is how we are gonna do this. You wouldn't understand." He started his car and we left.
"You like it when people say 'you wouldn't understand' to you?" I asked after awhile.
"Not really. Sorry. I just don't like feeling like I am explaining myself to someone." Detective Winters gave me some kind of crude apology for the way he had spoken to me.
"Well, I don't really like listening to you anyway." I offered. After that we just drove in silence. After we arrived at the crime scene, Cory went to the floor of the back seat to feed on the drying fries left there. Detective Winters asked someone he was passing for their cigarette, took it, and smoked it, as he walked away. We were left there alone in his car.
I was tempted to just get out and walk away. I felt that it would be dishonorable. Therefore I stayed, out of a sense that I was doing the right thing.
"What a mess." Detective Winters came back after awhile. He fished a half smoked butt out of his ashtray and lit it with the car's lighter. Then he rolled down the window to exhale smoke as we drove away.
We arrived at a small trailer where a column of smoke arose from out back. Detective Winters said: "Come with me."
The man was just throwing the last papers and files out of an empty banker's box and tossed it aside where several others sat empty.
"Daniel Barrow." Detective Winters spoke so he would turn around. The man gestured at the destructive act he had committed and shrugged and smiled.
"What can I say?" Daniel Barrow asked. "I don't work for you. I am a private eye. You know, an investigator-for-hire."
"I could arrest you for destruction of evidence." Detective Winters told the private eye.
"Then do so. I am merely destroying my own pictures and notes. Personal property." Daniel insisted.
Then we left him there, smoke trailing away with bits of white ash in his hair.
"What a dick..." Detective Winters used a bad pun.
I chuckled and replied: "He seemed crazy."
Something dawned and Detective Winters held his hand up at me for a second while he thought. Then he lowered it and brightly added:
"Dellfriar Asylum." Detective Winters decided.
"Where crazy people are?" I tried to follow his jump to a conclusion. I had no idea what he was talking about.
"Where Doctor Evans was killed. That is how I met our friend for the first time. He was caught snooping around that crime scene too." Detective Winters recalled.
I said nothing as we drove to Dellfriar and gained access to the ancient and fearsome looking seaside castle. It was still medieval compared to other mental hospitals. I had only seen it in pictures, but now the place creeped me out.
"What are we doing here?" I asked. "If Doctor Evans was killed by the same person Daniel Barrow would have told you about: then you already know who it is."
"You are right." He stared up at the terrifying structure. "Jesse Darling. She was a patient here. We have a copy of her file. You are right. There is something more I wanted to see again."
"I'd rather wait here." I told him. He nodded and left us in the parking lot.
When he came back he looked disappointed. We drove back to the hotel in silence. The next day he met with the FBI and told them what he knew, about a serial killer named Jesse Darling.
Then he found me and told me: "Her name is Scarlet. She was friends with Daniel Barrow. He visited her often."
"Now that you have completed that path, why not try another?" I asked him.
"Scarlet is who we should be looking for." Detective Winters agreed. "We will never find Jesse Darling."
"Then let's start at the beginning." I advised him. And so we drove back to the crime scene we were at before.
His decision was to drive along the highway from there, heading away from Dellfriar. Detective Winters said:
"I think she has killed six men and she tried to kill Daniel Barrow. He survived."
As it grew dark a light rain began to fall. The sound of the windshield wipers kept going. My hand began to ache. Up ahead stood someone in a red hoody, hitchhiking with their left thumb. We pulled over.
"Must go now." Cory cawed.
"Sounds anxious." Detective Winters noted.
"He is saying we must leave." I translated. "He gets jittery."
"He got a name?"
"Cory." I took my crow to my lap and gently held him while the back passenger door opened. I looked over at the dark shape in the red hoody. Lightning flashed behind her before she got in to sit with me in the back.
I could feel the damp cold air coming off of her hoody as she seated herself. She was young, although her face was kinda mean looking. As she spoke, she gestured with her left hand, her right never appearing. She said:
"I was walking and this rain started. I just need a lift into town." And she tried a fake little laugh and smile.
"We can give you a lift." Detective Winters offered. We started back onto the highway and she reached up with her left hand and got her seatbelt on.
"The hand is silver and it can cut like a knife. Maker of dead men, from living ones. She actually likes doing it, you could learn from her." Cory told me about our guest.
"Your bird talks." She smiled. This smile looked real, but still predatory.
"If you call that talking." Detective Winters chuckled with a masculine disregard.
"I don't know." I stammered. I was frozen in fear. This was surely our hook-hand hitchhiker. She was definitely Scarlet. I could imagine her weapon striking away half my neck in one instant swipe, out of nowhere. She'd kill the detective next. Only she was wearing a seatbelt: so our corpses would get ejected into the darkness. She'd stay belted to her seat.
"I can understand him." She smiled coyly.
"You can?" I was choking. Sweat beaded my forehead and terror gripped my heart.
"He says I am pretty and sweet and that you already like me." She sighed.
"He said that." I breathed mechanically.
We pulled into a gas station. Scarlet stayed seated, smiling endlessly at me, her eyes shiny like glass. I had to pee yet couldn't move. I was afraid that if I tried to get out: she would slaughter me.
Detective Winters took his time filling gas, making a long phone call, buying cigarettes and smoking about half the pack. I was in agony: it was either pee myself and probably trigger her killing me, or get out and die trying.
"I really have to pee. Is it okay if I go and go pee?" I squeaked.
"Sure. Come right back." She was still smiling like a golden devil at me. I crept away from her and shut the door. Cory was on my shoulder as we obtained the key, attached to a real goat's leg, hoof and all. I went into the bathroom and peed.
As we came out with the goat leg in one hand, zipping up with the other, the parking lot lit up. Police cars swarmed from all around, surrounding Detective Winters's car. I watched while armored SWAT had to drag Scarlet from the vehicle.
Scarlet managed to slash them anyway, drawing blood from three of them. Her hidden prosthetic arm was indeed like a sharp pair of hooks. She whipped out a knife and got one of them in the groin. Blood spurted from his wound and he staggered and fell over.
Finally, they had her restrained and arrested. I went into the gas station to return the goat's leg bathroom key. Detective Winters came into the gas station behind me and selected a lighter to buy. It was with a bunch of lighters with tattoo art on them. His had a little red riding hood, looking scared, and standing in front of a wolf's eyes.
"You're still alive." He told me and flicked his lighter's flame in front of me before he went back out to the car.
"Death will always happen." Cory agreed with him.
I just sighed and tossed the goat's leg onto the counter.
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2023.06.07 00:36 Jatacb How are YOU going to use your Ally?

I'm bored and (im)patiently waiting for the Ally to ship.
I'm planning on using it mostly handheld, but I also got everything I need to set up a gaming station when I travel for work, or to a buddy's house for a gaming session.
Could I have bought a gaming laptop in addition to the Ally instead of some of this stuff? Probably. But I like the idea of a portable gaming station with the Ally more. Never been able to get into gaming laptops.
- ROG Ally: Key piece of the puzzle.
- ROG Ally case: TBD, waiting to see options once it comes out.
- Intehill portable monitor: I wanted a big, portable monitor with all of the specs that this one offers. The other options were the ROG version, but it was almost twice as much and the Viewsonic version, but that had pretty bad color from all the reviews.
- Monitor case: To protect the big ol' portable.
- Jsaux 6 in 1 dock: Just needed something inexpensive and with enough HDMI ports for everything.
- Anker 737 120w charger: It's a little overkill on the wattage and I could have probably gotten a 100w charger, but I wanted to make sure it was enough for the Ally, monitor and all the peripherals.
- Baseus powerbank: Wanted something that was easy to travel with so picked this one up, plus it was super cheap, like $35.
- Anker USB C cables: Trusty Anker 100w cables.
- ROG Falchion NX keyboard: This was one of the only 65% keyboards I could find that had a 2.4g dongle. Also comes with a cover so it's nice for travel.
- Logitech G Pro mouse: Spare mouse that I had lying around, but I've always liked it and got a case for it too.
- 8bitdo Ultimate controller: Cheapest good controller I could find that came with a 2.4g dongle, also got a case for it (TBD if it fits or not).
- ROG Cetra earbuds: Ran out of USB ports on the dock so I looked into low latency bluetooth earbuds. I've been using my Apple Airpod Pros which actually work decently, but decided to get gaming ones and it was between these and the Razer Hammerheads.
- Tomtoc travel backpack: Biggest carry-on backpack that had a decent tech area.
- Amazon Basics 1tb SD: Cheapest 1tb A2 SD card I could find when I bought it.
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2023.06.07 00:31 stonecats about streaming my teksavvy cabletv streams to my home wifi tablet

so i see this list of "go" apps; i'm guessing i can use to live stream all the CTV branded stations but then i see this teksavvy app; which tecksavvy's own websight says nothing about, and here it has no reviews. so is this teksavvy app a credential stealing scam? i worry if i plug in my teksavvy credentials in to that CTV app it won't recognize me, so may not work... what do you guys do? to clarify, i don't need an app that replaces my rental box remote control i want an an android app that replaces my rental box ability completely - while home.
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2023.06.07 00:31 swissmissmaybe First flight and hotel travel with a 4YO, what advice do you have?

What are your tips for the first time flying and staying at a hotel with a 4YO? We’ve taken trips to visit family, but this is the first travel vacation we’re doing. She’s on the spectrum and has some sensitivities surrounding noise, but she’s adaptable if prepared for such a transition.
1) I was going to get her an ID bracelet or tag in case she makes a break for it. Photo of birth certificate to board the plane, anything else?
2) Car seats: should we check our own or go with the one the car rental agency gives us?
3) How should we prepare her for getting on a plane? Book about flying? Her own little travel pack?
4) What are some smaller things that help to make the journey go smoother? (Pre-loaded iPad is coming with us)
Anything else we should consider?
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2023.06.07 00:27 SeahawkFan13 3 day Road Trip from Phoenix to Minneapolis

My family is planning a road trip this late summeearly fall. We have 2 littles (will be 2.5 and 1 at the time of the trip), so we aren't going to be in the car for insane distances and can't do 12 hour days, but we also don't have time to stop and spend multiple hours/days at places.
Our tentative plan was to drive to Albuquerque, NM day 1 (stopping in Sedona for a tad), drive to Wichita, KS day 2, and make it to Minneapolis day 3. On the drive back to Phoenix after our stay in Minneapolis, our tentative plan was to go a different route: drive to Lincoln, NE day 1, drive to Colorado Springs day 2 (I have family there), drive down Hwy 550 (Million Dollar Hwy) to Durango day 3, and then back to Phoenix day 4.
Are these the best routes to take? I know there is also a route through Amarillo/Oklahoma City before getting to Wichita/Kansas City but its 1.5-2 hours longer. I am assuming the drive from Albuquerque to Wichita isn't really super interesting...but if there is a better way that isn't too much longer then we would appreciate it!
Or any advice on good stops either way where the kids can stretch their legs and reset (planning on finding parks/playgrounds 1-2 times a day for the kids to play at if we don't think of anything else) on the drive?
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2023.06.07 00:25 chuck_is_dead_vay_aq r/Totaldrama is going dark in June 12th

What's going on?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the desktop interface .
This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.

What's the plan?

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.
The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, we'll use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as a tool for further action.
What can you do?
  1. Complain. Message the mods of /, who are the admins of the site: message reddit: submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on /reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app- and sign your username in support to this post.
  2. Spread the word. Rabble-rouse on related subreddits. Meme it up, make it spicy. Bitch about it to your cat. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit join us at our sister sub at /ModCoord - but please don't pester mods you don't know by simply spamming their modmail.
  3. Boycott and spread the Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th- instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support!
  4. Don't be a jerk. As upsetting this may be, threats, profanity and vandalism will be worse than useless in getting people on our side. Please make every effort to be as restrained, polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible. This includes not harassing moderators of subreddits who have chosen not to take part: no one likes a missionary, a used-car salesman, or a flame warrior.
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2023.06.07 00:22 sybildb OK How legit are these hail repair companies that claim you will “pay no deductible”?

I am a young person with little auto insurance experience, so I am basically the perfect target for a scam.
I got a flyer on my door from a local hail damage repair company that claims:
-Pay no deductible
-$0 out of pocket as long as deductible is under $1,000 (mine is)
-Free rental car + pick up/delivery
-It’s illegal for insurance companies to increase your premium after filing a claim for hail damage
-No risk of being dropped by insurance
Lo and behold I do have some pretty significant hail damage I’d like to get repaired, but it’s generally expensive. So this company is claiming to be able to do it at no cost out of pocket and no increase on my premium.
How are they able to do this legally? Is this a scam? I’m interested but it sounds too good to be true. They also have tons of great reviews on Google but idk. Still sounds fishy to me.
Anyone able to help me understand this better?
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2023.06.07 00:21 Judging_Dread this made me boil the last two days.

My wife's acting lie we own a billion dollars, her latest idea to waste our monies: Moving from a house that we own, to a rental, because she no longer like the house we live in.Backstory: We inherited the house, and owe nothing on it. We're both Disabled and we receive state disability grants, which is not much, and it only covers about three weeks of living expenses. The last week is difficult as there is normally no monies to buy anything. My wife also have what we suspect, Bipolar type 1, I've tried to get her to get help, but she believes there is nothing wrong with her, and whenever I bring it up, she'll go into a manic episode and won't talk to me for a week, and then blame me and try to make me look like a villain, telling everyone who bad I am.Thus with her new idea we now have to give our food monies to someone else, so how are we going to survive? Get rid of the animals? nope she already made it known that all our animals need to go along with us.I just don't know what to do, as going along with her plan, will end up with us living on the street. And her screaming at me and her mom has my anxiety at peak levels, and have caused me to have at least one meltdown today.
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2023.06.07 00:20 NoFluffyOnlyZuul At age 39, I just bought my first car and successfully drove it an hour on highways and unfamiliar winding mountain roads

As a lifelong city dweller, I love driving but almost never do because there's no need. For my entire life, with very rare exception, I've basically only driven for two weeks a year in the same quiet rural region out of town during family vacation, where the roads are second nature to me - and even then it can be tricky when I go on the bigger roads beyond the village.
I don't know how it is for everyone else, but I get so overwhelmed by the number of things to pay attention to while driving. I never trust that I'm going at the right speed, so I glance at the speedometer literally every few seconds. Every other second in between, I'm flicking my eyes from one side mirror to the other to check that I'm in the lane and not too close to any edges. And then trying to focus on other cars, road signs, etc. never mind following directions, is just a lot to take in.
I especially hate highways because merging and changing lanes makes me extremely nervous, since I'll look in the rearview mirror, side mirror, and then do a way over-the-top blind spot check, and even then it's like my brain refuses to interpret the situation and tell me whether I have enough room or if I just imagined that it's clear or what, and I do it all over again. I'm trying to learn to just glance, glance, glance, and go instead of overthinking it but it's a work in progress. Since I'm determined to be safe on the road, I've several times in the past just gone past an exit or two before feeling I can change lanes safely, and it's so frustrating.
However, I hate the city these days given the sensory overload - and have for a while - and I'm finally in a position to leave and move an hour or two out to the countryside. So last week, I bought my own car for the first time and had to drive it an hour upstate on totally unfamiliar highways and rollercoaster-like forest mountain roads. I was so nervous about messing up, but I did just fine! To be fair, I was following my dad, who was in his own car, so that I didn't have to worry about keeping track of directions on the map as well. And I was going at exactly the speed limit instead of 20+ mph over like most other cars, which they found annoying. And I had a few stressful merges, lane-changes, and ultra narrow 2-lane stretches with a rock wall on one side that was sort of terrifying, but once I managed to get into a zone, I felt pretty good overall and was so excited to feel like I could do it.
I think the car itself plays a big role because it's extremely comfortable for me. And I'm sure that the more I drive, the more comfortable I'll get with things like knowing how fast I'm going or how much space I have, without needing my brain to be firing on all cylinders every single second, so this feels like a big win for me and I'm looking forward to getting used to being on the road in general with my own car rather than being restricted to driving rentals along the same few roads for a few weeks a year. I feel like people always unintentionally make me doubt myself when it comes to long-distance driving, but in spite of the difficulties, I make every effort to be a safe driver and feel so much better about the idea now.
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2023.06.07 00:15 Judging_Dread this made me boil the last two days.

My wife's acting lie we own a billion dollars, her latest idea to waste our monies: Moving from a house that we own, to a rental, because she no longer like the house we live in.
Backstory: We inherited the house, and owe nothing on it. We're both Disabled and we receive state disability grants, which is not much, and it only covers about three weeks of living expenses. The last week is difficult as there is normally no monies to buy anything. My wife also have what we suspect, Bipolar type 1, I've tried to get her to get help, but she believes there is nothing wrong with her, and whenever I bring it up, she'll go into a manic episode and won't talk to me for a week, and then blame me and try to make me look like a villain, telling everyone who bad I am.
Thus with her new idea we now have to give our food monies to someone else, so how are we going to survive? Get rid of the animals? nope she already made it known that all our animals need to go along with us.
I just don't know what to do, as going along with her plan, will end up with us living on the street. And her screaming at me and her mom has my anxiety at peak levels, and have caused me to have at least one meltdown today.
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2023.06.07 00:13 Voyager_Nomad [Landlord - MN] Former Minneapolis landlords go to court

Former Minneapolis landlords stripped of properties in 2017 allege that city violated their rights

The landlords say the city owes them millions for forcing them to liquidate their properties.
By Susan Du Star Tribune JUNE 6, 2023 — 1:51PM
With just two months to go before the six-year statute of limitations runs out, the real estate company of former landlords Stephen Frenz and Spiros Zorbalas is challenging the city of Minneapolis to another duel in court.
Frenz and Zorbalas' tumultuous history with Minneapolis seemed to conclude in 2017, when the city revoked their rental license and forced them to liquidate their vast apartment empire. But their company, Equity Residential, now argues city officials failed to follow the proper procedures, violating their constitutional rights and causing them to lose "multiple millions" of dollars they hope to recoup.
"The city will no doubt try to distract from its failings by attacking our clients' character, but no amount of distraction can obscure the simple truth of this case: the city of Minneapolis acted arbitrarily and capriciously to take away our clients' constitutionally protected rights," said Equity Residential lawyer Jack Perry in a statement. "Any right that a bureaucrat can take away with the stroke of a pen is no right at all."
On Tuesday, the city attorney's office had yet to formally respond to the lawsuit filed Monday, and officials there declined to comment. Mayor Jacob Frey's office also declined to comment on the suit, saying Frey was just a City Council member when Equity Residential's licenses were revoked in 2017.
Once owners of dozens of Minneapolis apartment buildings, Frenz and Zorbalas were forced by the city to relinquish many of their properties years ago.
In 2010, officials began the process of revoking Zorbalas' license owing to tenant complaints. Thousands of code violations were found, including inadequate heat in winter, overflowing garbage, pest infestations and broken fixtures. Zorbalas was allowed to keep his rental license for two more years pending appeal, but ultimately lost.
To avoid displacing many low-income tenants, city officials then negotiated a plan to transfer Zorbalas' approximately 50 properties to Frenz, owner of the Apartment Shop management company. Officials were adamant that Zorbalas have nothing to do with the properties.
Frenz assured them that would be the case, but he later admitted in subsequent proceedings that Zorbalas secretly remained an owner of Equity Residential. When city officials caught wind, they moved to strip Frenz's licenses as well.
Around the same time, tenants organized with the renter rights group Inquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia (United Renters for Justice) to take the landlords to court. Frenz tried to get the suit dismissed, submitting fake leases to show that a majority of tenants in one building hadn't signed on. The landlords ultimately settled the class-action lawsuit for $18.5 million, and Frenz was slapped with an unusual felony perjury conviction.
In the suit filed this week, Equity Residential is alleging that a narrow procedural mistake entitles them to damages worth unspecified millions.
According to the complaint, Noah Schuchman — then Minneapolis' inspections director, who now serves as Duluth's chief administrative officer — wrote Equity Residential tenants on Oct. 26, 2016, that their landlord's rental license wouldn't be revoked until "all legal challenges are exhausted." This would have been in line with how the city dealt with Zorbalas in 2010-12.
But nine months later, Schuchman wrote Equity Residential that its licenses would not be renewed once they expired at the end of the month. The complaint alleges this was an "about-face" that amounted to "effective revocation," bypassing the landlords' "constitutionally protected property rights" to appeal.
The landlords were forced to liquidate some 30 buildings with less than a month's notice at a steep discount, according to the complaint. While they ultimately lost their appeal, waiting for that process to play out would have given them three and a half more months to sell their properties at market rate, the suit claims.
Many of the Equity Residential buildings were sold on contracts for deed that allowed Frenz and Zorbalas to retain their interest in the properties until the buyers paid the full purchase price, or reclaim ownership upon failure to pay. Minneapolis officials refused to issue the new owners rental licenses, and Equity Residential was entangled in a series of additional lawsuits. The company's complaint speculates that the city intended to "punish" Frenz and Zorbalas.
Susan Du covers the city of Minneapolis for the Star Tribune.
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2023.06.07 00:07 ForrestOfIllusion The Vanishing of Rico Harris: What Happened to the Former Harlem Globetrotter?

As a big guy myself, standing at 6’4” with a size 13 shoe, I often wonder about what it would actually take for someone like me to disappear. I’m the type or person who friends use as a marker to find their way through a crowd, and I’m almost instantly recognizable walking down the street.
That being said, there is one place where I could almost certainly disappear without a trace: the wilderness. I think many underestimate just how easy it is to go missing in the wilderness, even a rather small wilderness. A single wrong turn or a mistaken landmark can spell doom for even seasoned woodland travelers.
Honestly, I attribute this underestimation to the popularity of “Missing 411” cases. Many assume that those who went missing in heavily wooded areas or national parks must have disappeared as a result of something supernatural or conspiratorial, simply because they can’t accept just how easily and remorselessly nature can gobble us up.
If I suddenly decided to go missing within society, I think I’d be found in no time. But if I went missing in the wilderness, it’s always possible that I would never be found, even if my body came to rest nearby well-traveled thoroughfares.
I bring all this up because I think much the same for former American professional basketball player Rico Harris, who is even more recognizable than myself. Harris is a Black male, who stands at 6’9” tall, weighs 300 lbs., and has distinctive tattoos, such as one that reads “BALLIN IV LIFE” across his left forearm. If he’s alive, he’s almost certainly worked very hard to keep his presence secret, both from his family and from law enforcement.
Police investigators have suggested that Harris simply walked away from the scene of his disappearance, got in a car, and headed somewhere to start a new life. While there are certainly factors that point to this being a logical possibility, at least in terms of where Harris was in his life mentally and emotionally, I think that the lack of sightings of an individual that matches his description in the almost nine years since he went missing makes it far more likely that Rico Harris’ body is lying somewhere in the wilderness near where he vanished and that it simply hasn’t been located by anyone.
I feel that police assertions that Harris may have simply left the scene to start a new life are wishful thinking, designed to provide the family with false hope and perhaps prevent law enforcement from having to conduct further searches to recover Harris’ remains. Regardless of your opinion on the case, let’s review what we do know so that we can make an educated guess on what we don’t.
Rico Harris’ Life and Struggles
Rico Harris’ life followed a tragic path tread by far too many young, talented athletes. He had the physical talent to play in the NBA but none of the mental or emotional intelligence and maturity to deal with such instant stardom.
Harris seemed to maintain a sort of love/hate relationship with the game of basketball and had actually taken a break from it before returning for his final two years at Temple City High School, where he quickly became a local star, with scouts comparing his play style to that of NBA player Lamar Odom.
Harris was soon recognized as one of the nation’s top 100 prospects and received scholarship offers from such blue-blood basketball programs as Connecticut, Kentucky, and UCLA. Ultimately, however, Harris would commit to Arizona State. He would never play a game there.
He wasn’t eligible to play during his freshman year but stayed on campus, away from family and other positive role models in his life. He struggled academically and socially before being accused of unlawful imprisonment and sexual assault by two young women on campus.
These women stated that Harris and two of his other teammates had prevented them from leaving and forced them to perform sex acts on them. However, after further investigation, police dismissed the charges against Harris and his teammates after noting discrepancies in the girls’ stories. Nonetheless, the Arizona State basketball team had seen and heard enough to sit Harris for his upcoming sophomore season.
Deciding that he needed to pursue his basketball career elsewhere, Harris transferred to Los Angeles Community College where, surrounded by inferior talent, he began to shine once again and again became a star, attracting NBA scouts to games who still saw potential in the young phenom.
After the season, Harris planned to transfer to Rhode Island. However, a failed class prevented his transfer from going through, and he chose to return to LACC for a second season. An offer from Rhode Island remained on the table next year, but Harris shocked everyone by instead transferring to Cal State Northridge, stating to one confidante that he believed that the LACC coach was merely trying to use him to help out his friend, who was the Rhode Island head coach.
Instead, he wanted to remain closer to home and work with a coach he trusted. Harris sadly had a long history of rejecting and mistrusting men who tried to play a fatherly role in his life, likely an issue stemming from his own broken relationship with his father, who could quickly turn from friendly to violent and who his mother eventually moved away from with the children to escape.
Eventually, Harris would also be suspended by Northridge as well, which officially brought about an end to his collegiate career. Harris spoke out about feeling pressured by everyone around him; this pressure led him to increasingly turn to drugs and alcohol, which likely further hampered his performance on the court.
In the 1999 NBA Draft, no team decided to take a risk on Harris, leaving him to go to the now defunct International Basketball League. In 2000, Harris joined the Harlem Globetrotters, and it felt like his big break. Their fun-loving antics seemed like a great fit for his skills and talents.
Unfortunately, only about a month after joining the Globetrotters, Harris was driving with his girlfriend in South Los Angeles, when he got into a dispute with several individuals. He got out of the car to confront them when someone cracked him in the back of the head with a baseball bat.
Though Harris recovered from the wound, his balance never fully returned, and he continued to suffer from frequent intense headaches. Harris’ basketball career was, sadly, over.
Harris Spirals, Then Seemingly Recovers
Harris felt completely rudderless. He did not know what to do with his life now that his basketball career was over. His alcohol addiction worsened, and he began to develop dependencies on heroin, methamphetamine, and crack.
Harris was arrested over one hundred times, most often for public intoxication, and he was clearly struggling. His lowest moment came in 2007, when he overdosed on prescription medication and nearly died.
After a lengthy rehabilitation period with the Salvation Army in downtown Los Angeles. Afterwards, he began working in security, a role that he seemed ideally suited for and seemed to enjoy well enough.
In 2012, he began dating Jennifer Song, an insurance broker from Seattle that he met while working a security detail. In September 2014, Harris abandoned his apartment in Los Angeles, intending to move in with Song full-time up in Seattle.
Though Song reported that they had a good relationship, many of Harris’ friends and relatives saw quite a bit of tension in their relationship leading up to Harris’ disappearance. Based on Harris’ history, it seems likely that some of this tension was connected to his living away from home, which had always caused problems in the past.
But despite this perceived tension, Harris seemed to have truly turned his life around, with his addictions in the rearview mirror, when he suddenly went missing on October 10, 2014.
Rico Harris Vanishes
On October 9, 2014, Harris visited his family home with the goal of completing his move in with Song. His visit was brief. He apparently purchased a new phone for his younger brother, which shows that his financial struggles likely were not at the forefront of his mind.
He also spoke with his mother. Song told police that she thought Harris was seeking closure related to some difficult childhood events. His mother later stated that she did not feel that he got what he was looking for.
Harris’ close friend David Lara had spoken to Harris on his trip down to Southern California and reported that Harris seemed optimistic and was looking forward to marrying and starting a family with Song. Little is known, however, about Harris’ mood after visiting with his family.
Harris began his drive back up to Seattle, heading north on Interstate 5, stopping for gas in Lodi before continuing up north of Sacramento. There, about 10:45 am on the morning of October 10, Harris decided to get some rest, convinced by Song’s urging since had now been awake for 36 straight hours. He left Song a voice message, telling her that he was going “up into the mountains to rest.”
I’ve always found this phrasing particularly odd. I’ve heard people say they’re figuratively going “into the mountains” to find a place to pull over or find a motel, but the full “up into the mountains” has always struck me as being very literal, and perhaps a sign that Harris was already suffering through a bit of a mental breakdown before officially stopping for the day.
Regardless of intention, at 11:15 am, Harris turned off his phone. He has not been officially seen, heard from, or positively identified since.
The Search for Rico Harris
Friends and family initially assumed that Harris would just turn up. It wasn’t unusual for him to disappear for a couple days at a time. However, by October 14th, after missing an interview he had been excited for in Seattle, Harris was finally reported missing.
Later that day, Yolo County police located Harris’ vehicle, seemingly abandoned in a county park parking lot near Cache Creek. The inside of the car was a mess. It was also out of fuel and had a dead battery.
A mile south of Harris’ car they found his backpack. Inside was his cell phone, which was dead but otherwise seemed fine.
There were also two plastic bottles, one filled with a solution that seemed to be hard liquor mixed with an energy drink. The other was empty but smelled strongly of liquor. Sources seem to disagree on whether the bottles were found in his car or his backpack. Regardless of where they were found, it is clear that Harris had either relapsed or had been successfully hiding his addiction as of late.
Police combed Cache Creek Canyon without success. They used infrared imaging from planes, perused the area on foot and on ATVs, and brought out tracking and cadaver dogs. There was no sign of Harris, and nobody could imagine how such a large man had simply vanished.
Several sightings were reported of a man who matched Harris’ description, and to be quite frank, I can’t imagine there were that many men who could be mistaken for Harris in the area at that time. He was spotted walking along the side of the road and sitting on a guardrail, looking at the creek. These sightings took place on October 10 and 11, shortly after Harris’ last known contact with family and friends.
Police found selfies on Harris’ phone showing him posing joyfully beside a sign welcoming him to Yolo County; perhaps he was amused by the name, with YOLO being common parlance (particularly at the time he went missing) for “You only live once.”
There was also an apparently accidental video that showed Harris rifling through his glove box, singing along to his music and seemingly in good spirits despite his somewhat erratic behavior.
Had Harris’ story ended here, it would have still been compelling, but it went further. On October 18, a truck driver reported seeing a man who matched Harris’ description walking near the parking lot where his Nissan had been left.
Imprints were later found in the parking lot that were not defined enough to have a cast made. However, they were apparently not consistent with animal prints and were large enough that they could very well have come from a size 18 shoe. As someone who wears a size 13, I can tell you that that’s a huge footprint and not something that could be left by just anyone. The shoeprints were allegedly leading away from the parking lot.
No legitimate sightings of Harris have been reported since.
Analysis of Harris’ Disappearance
Let’s begin by looking at the official police narrative of Rico Harris’ disappearance. Law enforcement has asserted that there is no evidence of foul play in Harris’ disappearance. I tend to agree with this assessment. By all accounts, Harris came to Yolo County alone, and there were no signs of a struggle surrounding his disappearance.
Furthermore, if you find the eyewitness testimony of those who allegedly saw him reliable, as I do given his unique stature, he was never spotted with anyone else.
Where I differ from law enforcement is in my belief about what happened to Rico Harris and his intent throughout the whole process. Police believe that Harris only arrived in Yolo County by accident, that he took a wrong turn and ended up out there.
I’m not sure he did. He told Song that he planned to go “up into the mountains.” Perhaps this is what he meant; perhaps something within him led him to stray from his established path, perhaps because he was having a mental breakdown or for spiritual reasons or simply because he felt like he needed a place off the beaten path to rest.
I think it’s possible that he took a wrong turn and got lost, but neither his selfies nor his communications with Song (where he mentioned nothing about being lost) nor his actions thereafter really suggest this.
Next up, police don’t seem to have any kind of theory, at least publicly, as to what happened in the days between Harris’ initial disappearance and his return to the parking lot on October 18th. I doubt he was in town anywhere nearby, since local law enforcement was actively working to ensure that locals knew they were looking for Harris. Despite this, there are no reports of him in town, despite his size which would have immediately set him apart.
I theorize that Harris was likely out in the woods during this time. If he had relapsed on alcohol, it is not beyond reason that he may have had access to other drugs as well. Perhaps Harris turned this incident into an unexpected retreat. Detectives say that Harris looked like “a free man” in the videos found of him. Perhaps this inspired him to go into nature, even with or without the influence of drugs and alcohol.
So why did Harris not return for eight full days? Maybe this is when he ran out of drugs. Maybe he had become lost and only found his way back by that point. Perhaps he had finally had a reality check and decided that it was time to return to his life.
Regardless, I do believe that Harris returned to the parking lot. The shoeprints along with the sighting are enough to make me feel that this was legitimate. After this, police suggest that Harris either went into the woods or into town. One detective goes so far as to suggest that, “We have no sightings, so he probably got a ride.”
This is where I strongly disagree with law enforcement. I don’t think that Rico Harris left to start another life. He seemed to struggle mightily with being far from home and family, and I can’t imagine he would run away, then spend almost nine years without so much as briefly contacting a family member or friend.
And to return to the subject at the beginning of this piece, I don’t mean to suggest that it would be completely impossible for Harris to vanish into a new life, but his physical circumstances would make that especially difficult. I think that it would take a whole lot of work for Harris to disappear into another life fully, and I just don’t think the evidence points to him either being at that point or being willing to commit himself to so difficult a project.
Personally, I find it far more likely that Harris wandered back into the woods, dejected to find his car missing, and either committed suicide or accidentally died, having seen his missing vehicle as the final proof that he wasn’t meant to return to ordinary life.
Looking at photographs of Cache Creek Canyon, I’m honestly surprised this is not brought up more often. Police often speak as if Harris went missing in a small city park and that they’d certainly find him if he was there.
I’m just not so sure. Cache Creek Canyon looks like it contains plenty of dense foliage. I feel like a body, even one the size of Rico Harris’s, could easily evade detection, particularly if located far from the main trails.
Unlike many cases I cover on here, where the victim has been missing for far too long to realistically still be alive, Rico Harris has been missing for less than a decade. If he did indeed run away, as the police seem ready to accept, he could very well be alive.
If you know a 6’9”, 300 lbs. Black man with a “BALLIN IV LIFE” tattoo and a mysterious past, please consider contacting Yolo County law enforcement. Heck, if you are Rico, consider contacting them yourself. I don’t know anything about the demons of your past, but I do know that there are people who love you and who deserve to know that you’re okay.
However, I find it far more likely that Rico is still out there somewhere near Cache Creek Canyon, his tale sadly having come to an end in a corner of the park that nobody’s checked yet. Maybe he’ll stay there forever, unfound and unburied.
This is truly a case where I just don’t know what to think. I don’t understand why law enforcement’s active theory, or at least publicly promoted theory, is that he hitched a ride and drove away. It just doesn’t add up to me, and I can’t help but wonder if they have additional reasons for thinking this that they haven’t shared with the public.
Nonetheless, I hope we can find Harris one way or another, so that his family have can closure if nothing else. These days, they sit around wondering what happened to him, and wondering if one word, one phrase, one answer could have changed things entirely.
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2023.06.07 00:07 Calm-Personality-783 I'm so done. 26m 28f US.

I 26m have been together with 28f for the majority of 2.5 years. Our 3 year comes up at the end of the summer, and I dont want to live like this anymore. . She has a 7 year old son whom I have known for 2 years. Sons' dad is a good man, we co parent pretty well and he tries to make it to any of sons' games as much as possible. He comes down and stays with us on game weekends, which I had a huge problem with but eventually gave up fighting. I learned early on that she was still undergoing a divorce, which I was okay with because it was my understanding that the process had been started. 6 months into the relationship I learned that nothing has been started at all. We have been through alot and I really love the woman, but when is enough enough? I have been what feels like pestering her to start the process now, for the past 2 years. Throughout this time I was given promise after promise that she would start the process, which was also met with excuse after excuse. I have set at least 10 realistic deadlines, and as of two months ago I broke up with her, which gave her the motivation or fire under her to print out a separation agreement and have him sign it. She continues to make excuse after excuse about submitting the paperwork, even with a signatures. most recent is that sons' dad refuses to take time off work to get the agreement properly notarized. Life is getting sticky, and harder and harder to break apart from if we were to split. To add to the frustration, I am FULLY supporting her and her son(she took her job for granted 6 months ago) and do not have the finances to do so. She has no car, no job, and views me as a domestic partner even though nothing is submitted divorce wise. I took her advice on month 3 about not paying the full amount on credit card bills and have racked up 25,000 dollars in unsecured debt. Too include but not limited to 5 grand worth of furniture, and tons of miscellaneous dinners for 4 when all of us spent time together for the son. (I did not want sons dad to always pay for 4 if he was making the effort to be in his sons life like he does, and I wanted so desperstely to make everyone happy) I cannot afford to support her, or buy dinner for 4 or even 3 or 2 at all. I make over 4000 a month and have roughly 600 dollars through the month for food and fuel to get to work. Each minimum payment I make on a card is charged right back the following weeks to buy food and fuel. I'm tired of the excuses, I'm tired of the financial frustration. I made less when I started this relationship, and had well over 7000 in savings and now cannot make it to payday without over drafting my account. Oh and one last thing. I am US military, and have PREACHED that I could lose my career for circumstances like these. I love her alot, and when I tried to leave 3 months ago the pain I saw in her eyes destroyed me. When is enough enough?
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2023.06.07 00:06 tigerkher Itinerary Check: 1 month in Japan 2024

Hi Reddit, my fiance and I are planning our honeymoon for a month in Japan, in March/April next year, during the cherry blossom season. I came back from my first trip to Japan this January, and had such an amazing and memorable time (credits to you guys for helping with my itinerary for that!). My honeymoon will be my second time in Japan, and I was hoping to get some feedback/advice/suggestions etc. on my draft itinerary!
(Please excuse the formatting - I'm on mobile)
Please read after the itinerary for some notes...
DAY 1 (12th March) - FLIGHT - Flight from Australia to Tokyo Haneda Airport - Arrive in the evening - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 2 (13th March) - Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 3 (14th March) - Tokyo - DisneySea - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 4 (15th March) - Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 5 (16th March) - Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 6 (17th March) - Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 7 (18th March) - Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 8 (19th March) - Nikko Day Trip - Day trip to Nikko using Nikko World Heritage Pass - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 9 (20th March) - Hakone - Use Hakone Kamakura Pass - Travel from Tokyo to Hakone - Overnight stay in Hakone
DAY 10 (21st March) - Kamakura/Enoshima - Use Hakone Kamakura Pass - Travel from Hakone to Kamakura + Enoshima - Overnight stay in Kamakura
DAY 11 (22nd March) - Tokyo - Return to Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 12 (23rd March) - Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 13 (24th March) - Flight to Okinawa - Fly from Tokyo (Narita/Haneda) to Okinawa Naha Airport - Car rental - Overnight stay in Okinawa
DAY 14 (25th March) - Okinawa - Churaumi Aquarium - Overnight stay in Okinawa
DAY 15 (26th March) - Okinawa - Overnight stay in Okinawa
DAY 16 (27th March) - Flight from Okinawa to Osaka - Fly from Okinawa Naha Airport to Kansai Airport - Travel to Osaka - Overnight stay in Osaka
DAY 17 (28th March) - Osaka - Universal Studios (with Express Pass, hopefully) - Overnight stay in Osaka
DAY 18 (29th March) - Yoshino Day Trip - Day trip to Mt Yoshino - Overnight stay in Osaka
DAY 19 (30th March) - Osaka - Overnight stay in Osaka
DAY 20 (31st March) - Osaka - Overnight stay in Osaka
DAY 21 (1st April) - Kawaguchiko - Take Shinkansen from Osaka to Mishima Station - Transfer to Fujikyu bus and travel to Kawaguchiko Station - Overnight stay in Kawaguchiko
DAY 22 (2nd April) - Kawaguchiko - Chureito Pagoda - Oshino Hakkai - Overnight stay in Kawaguchiko
DAY 23 (3rd April) - Kawaguchiko - Lake Yamanaka - Overnight stay in Kawaguchiko
DAY 24 (4th April) - Tokyo - Take Fujikyu bus back to Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 25 (5th April) - Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 26 (6th April) - Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 27 (7th April) - Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 28 (8th April) - Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 29 (9th April) - Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 30 (10th April) - Tokyo - Disneyland? - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 31 (11th April) - Tokyo - Overnight stay in Tokyo
DAY 32 (12th April) - FLIGHT - Flight from Haneda Airport to Australia


1) I don't think we would need the JR Pass for this trip. 2) The reason why we are spending so many days in Tokyo is because we feel we didn't get enough time in Tokyo last time (we got ~ 5 days including both Disneys). We didn't get to explore as much as we wanted to. 3) I've only had a brief look of what activities we can do in Okinawa, hence it's pretty empty at the moment. Anything we find, we can add to our itinerary later. 4) Similarly, we haven't planned much for Tokyo because we want to be more spontaneous with our plans there, apart from places like Disney, Pokemon Cafe, etc. We also have a friend living there whom we plan to meet, so we aren't worried about not having set plans (we had more fun that way!). 5) Since there are soooo many travel passes out there, are the passes I've chosen (Nikko WH & Hakone/Kamakura) good enough? We still have our Pasmo cards which we can use in the cities. 6) I've tried my best to plan the different places according to average cherry blossom forecasts, knowing that the forecast can vary every year (although I know Okinawa gets sakura very early, so I don't mind missing it there as long as we get to see it on the main land). 7) We are planning to go to the theme parks (both Disneys & USJ) on weekdays, hopefully for less crowds (considering it would be peak tourist season). 8) Due to the length of our trip (and hence our budget), I doubt we will be able to stay at a hotel/ryokan with a private onsen with Mt Fuji view (that has been my dream, but it's like $600-1000 AUD per night :( ). Are there any suggestions for hotel/ryokan with private onsen alternatives, even in other places such as Hakone? We are trying to spend ~ $100 AUD per night, but I understand that such places would be far more expensive (we'll see if we can spend a little extra, otherwise leave my dream for a future trip!) 9) We were originally planning to go to Sapporo during the Okinawa dates, as I really want to go to Shiroi Koibito Park. But, it seems like it would make more sense to go to Sapporo another time, such as during the snow festival, and even in March I'd have to pack extra warm (and possibly heavy) clothes. Hence, we decided to swap Sapporo with Okinawa, since it's said to be more "tropical". 10) Is it possible to do Izu Peninsula as a day trip from Tokyo?
Thank you (especially if you read this far!)
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2023.06.07 00:01 Medium_Cricket_7388 When is the right time for us to start sleep training?

Hi /sleeptrain. Long time lurker, first time poster. I've searched and reviewed older posts, but it seems like everyone's situation is a bit unique. I'd like to tell you about ours and get your opinions on what we should plan for.
We have a 19 week old little girl who used to be an ok sleeper, but things began to change around the 2.5 month mark. Prior to this, we had several instances of LO sttn. Things changed, maybe coincidentally, when we began supplementing more feeds (we're EBF) with bottled breastmilk. LO was not gaining weight at an appropriate rate, so we had to begin to bottle feed. At this time, sleep became a bit fragmented in the middle of the night but not too challenging. It was a couple weeks later when, like many others here, naps became challenging and went ~ 30mins tops.
Since then, we've noticed a few things including: even shorter sleep cycles/naps (22-25mins) and an increasingly difficult time putting LO down, especially at bed time.
We were doing PLS's Fuss It Out for bedtime sleep and this was working well (LO sleeping within 10mins) until it wasn't. It would be pretty quick screaming/crying. Today, bedtime takes about 50mins of us rocking to get her down.
We're first time parents and we unknowingly created a strong sleep association with rocking early on. Not just any rocking, but a side to side top-load washing machine style rocking. It's doable but it's taking a toll on our bodies as well to the point where we're going to physical therapy for our knees 😭 😂
Over the last 7 days, wake windows have looked like this:
WW 1: 1h23min WW 2: 2h1min WW 3: 2h11min WW4: 2h15min WW5: 2h56m
A lot of this time is spent rocking/putting to sleep.
LO naps ~ 3.5hrs per day and has night sleep ~ 7.5hr per day. Sometimes it's as little as 2h of naps and 7.5hr of night sleep. After bedtime, we dreamfeed around 10:30pm and then LO wakes up typically once in the middle of the night, hungry, to feed. Dream feed and middle of the night feeds are both bottle, the former being formula and the latter expressed breastmilk.
LO sleeps and naps in a Snoo. In the past 1.5 weeks, we transitioned to one arm out of the Snoo sack because she kept getting it out anyway. And a few days later both arms out.
We watch our baby monitor video feed like hawks and turn up the Snoo speed when we see LO moving around. When we catch it at the right time, we can extend naps 15min-45mins. If we miss it, then naps end and baby doesn't fall back asleep on her own. We wait between 0min and 2.5min to pick her up.
The naps and bedtime are the most challenging. Bedtime usually has a routine of calming music, change diaper, PJs, read a book, sing to sleep. When we get up to rock her to sleep, it's screaming/crying. We've experimented with a variety of wake window lengths from shorter to longer, different types of stimulation during wake window (tummy time, back time, kick and play gym, walks outside, etc.) and we haven't identified a sweet spot.
I would also like to mention that baby doesn't fall asleep in the car seat, carrier, or stroller, which has made leaving the house very hard/nearly impossible for anything longer than a short walk.
One of us is back to work and the other goes back to work in about a month, and that's when a family member will begin to help during the day. We're worried about how they're going to handle naps as it currently takes more time to put LO down than she stays down.
That's a lot of text. Thanks for tolerating that stream of consciousness. I'm here searching for help, tips, and when we should consider a form of sleep training and any suggestions on methods.
Thanks in advance.
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2023.06.06 23:48 JamieLeeWV Just found out my car was an ex rental...selling to cazoo

I was looking to sell my car to cazoo, in order to clear finance as I'm in positive equity, and using that money to get another car. I've had it for 3 years now on finance.
I was shopping round a few car places online and offered my car in px to a dealership (not cazoo an actual trader dealership) just to see how much they'd give me. All I gave was my reg and they came back and said 'we can see your car was a rental in its early life'
How did they find this info out from a reg? I can't find it anywhere online that it was that? Do dealers have access to these things that the general public don't? I brought it direct from a vauxhall dealer and they didn't tell me it was an ex rental.
Anyway, the cazoo terms and conditions say they don't buy a car if it was a rental, I had no idea it was and now I've booked in with them to collect my car in two days time(home collection)
Would cazoo have done these checks beforehand or will they do them on my doorstep? Going to be pretty embarrassing if they reject it on my door if they say it was an ex rental.
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2023.06.06 23:44 autotldr Ineligibility of newly installed member could invalidate Oklahoma board vote on Catholic school sponsorship

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Monday's national headline-making vote to give state sanctioning and Oklahoma taxpayer dollars to a Catholic school may have been invalid.
An email to that effect was not received by the board's chairman and executive director until after Bobek cast the deciding vote Monday to approve state sponsorship for St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School.
Less than half an hour before Monday's special board meeting began at noon, Deputy Attorney General Niki Batt sent an email to board Chairman Robert Franklin and Executive Director Rebecca Wilkinson saying that because Beauchamp had not vacated his seat, the law that created the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board doesn't allow Bobek to take over the seat until November.
Franklin, who voted "No" on the St. Isidore application, said he resents that the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board finds itself in the position of having the eligibility of a member and validity of its votes called into question after seven months of review work on the St. Isidore application.
Asked about the timeline for that on Tuesday, Franklin clarified that he only meant that he does not intend to continue his board service when the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board is abolished because of a new state law.
Ironically, SB 516 states: "A charter school shall be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations. A sponsor may not authorize a charter school or program that is affiliated with a nonpublic sectarian school or religious institution."
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