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2023.05.28 18:33 ChrisF242 Sexting between me (20yr) and this women(17)

In my last post, this women and I were talking from a dating site and one thing left to another and she just sent nudes almost out of nowhere and I sent one back and then we went and talked some more about our lives. Now I'm getting these texts and calls from "her dad" say to contact him back or he's gonna go to the police. These are his message:
"This is the father. Now I strongly suggest that you return my call and you explain to me this conversation my wife found in my daughter's phone and why you're exposing yourself and also why you have naked pictures of my daughter sent to your phone knowing full well that she's underage? Because I assure you if I do not receive a call from you soon I will be taking this phone your pictures job information at all to the police department and I will press charges of child pornograpghy and solicitation of a minor against you."
"I will also contact your job personally if need be. I'm giving you one opportunity to discuss this situation with me and explain yourself so I suggest you take it."
"You should have ended communication with my daughter when she told you she was underage. Now we have a serious problem."
What should I do? I this most likely a scam or a actual problem?
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2023.05.28 18:28 Esotericgirl MO dealership won't give my mother the title to her car.

This is long, but please read. My mother really needs help.
My father had a contract with a dealership that has since gone out of business (buy-here-pay-here). The owner's wife also has a dealership, and my parents had been advised to pay the rest of their payments through there to satisfy their obligation. They started doing that (cash), then my father died. My mother continued to pay for the vehicle, and paid it off several months ago. During the time she was paying it off she asked them for a copy of the contract multiple times (my father lost his). They never sent her one.
They refuse to give her the title. They even sent her a letter stating she still owed money?!? We talked to the receptionist/office manager about that and she said there was a dropbox that some people had put payments into that the owner got behind on checking. Because of this, he was mixed up on some of the accounts. My mother always pays in person, so this shouldn't even be a consideration for her anyway. The receptionist/office manager said the owner was going through the accounts in question, but that she knew my mother was paid off, and they would get it sorted and she would notify my mother as to when the title got sent out to her.
This place has cameras and claims it is under 24 hour surveillance. They KNOW she's been in there and made all of her payments. We've called and visited multiple times and spoken with the receptionist/office manager, who has also stated that she knows my mother has made the final payment.
My mother is over 70 and she's been struggling since my father died. For months the car has been sitting there, because it needs to be fixed. Because she is such low income, she cannot afford to fix it through regular means. I was able to find her a program to help, but they require her to show them proof via title that she is the owner (we already explained the situation and they can't help her unless the title is legally in her name). At this point the car is just being eaten by rodents. By the time we get this sorted she may not even be able to drive it at all (the program will only cover a certain amount of damage).
I've asked the receptionist/office manager for a way to contact the owner directly and was given an email (she will not give out his phone number per his request). I have asked her to contact him and ask him to PLEASE contact us back. She said she has, but he still will not respond.
We've spoken with the license bureau, who called the dealership multiple times (for weeks), and the owner refused to talk to them. The license bureau said that the original dealership isn't showing as defunct, so there is nothing else they can do. The Chamber of Commerce couldn't do anything, the police department couldn't do anything. We don't have money for a lawyer.
What is the recourse here for my mother? Does anyone have any ideas? Please help.
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2023.05.28 18:24 ChrisF242 Update from my previous post. Need help fast!

I'm getting these texts and calls from "her dad" say to contact him back or he's gonna go to the police. These are his message:
This is the father. Now I strongly suggest that you return my call and you explain to me this conversation my wife found in my daughter's phone and why you're exposing yourself and also why you have naked pictures of my daughter sent to your phone knowing full well that she's underage? Because I assure you if I do not receive a call from you soon I will be taking this phone your pictures job information at all to the police department and I will press charges of child pornograpghy and solicitation of a minor against you.
I will also contact your job personally if need be. I'm giving you one opportunity to discuss this situation with me and explain yourself so I suggest you take it.
You should have ended communication with my daughter when she told you she was underage. Now we have a serious problem.
What should I do? I this most likely a scam or a actual problem?
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2023.05.28 18:22 Separate_Passage_389 Normal vs abnormal pain when starting breastfeeding

Hi there! I'm a long time lurker, first time mom, due to give birth within the next month. I am hoping to breastfeed and have tried to learn as much as I can since finding out I'm pregnant. I was wondering if you experienced parents could give me some insight into what is "normal" pains that I should push through when starting out, as I hear it does get better, vs how to determine if the baby has a poor latch and that it's a pain that likely won't resolve without some type of intervention or change?
I plan to reach out to this group, and my county's health department, and babys pediatrician for help and knowledge as it arises but I'd love to hear some preliminary information that may help me with feeling more aware and less overwhelmed starting out.
Thanks in advance!
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2023.05.28 18:21 Spired_Microbe Advice?

Okay, so this is a new account because my other account could be used to identify me. That being said, I am really struggling with my current job and I don't know what to do anymore.
I have a bachelor's degree (Psychology) that got me a job in community mental health in 2021 - found out pretty quickly I wasn't cut out for that and left. I now have an entry-level role in HR at a major corporation (1.5 years so far) and I am struggling every single day. I enjoy the good days, but they are so few and far between that most days I can't even get to work without a pit in my stomach. I'm overcome with anxiety constantly to the point that I'm exhausted when I leave, and go to bed early because I can't even function once I get home. I have a handful of active applications and have gotten some interviews, but no offers yet and the market for HR is not so great in general right now (including where I live, Midwest).
I'm the only HR support role on the shift that I work, for an upwards of 400+ employees at any given time. We have fairly frequent Employee Relations escalations and these conversations can be extremely draining at times.
My manager has an extremely volatile personality, to the point that we never know how they are going to respond, and they have to have the final say in any actions that take place. It has made our workplace very stressful and we experience /significant/ turnover in my department as a result. To add to this, everyone on my team owns a different process, so that if anyone is out, their workload does not get distributed and nobody feels like they can take time away (no proxies) - taking time away essentially just sets ourselves up for failure.
Manager has explicitly stated no handoffs or training for anyone other than the owner of said function. We have infrequent conversations regarding my performance and they go both ways (positive and negative). I am in line for promotion roughly sometime in July, but I struggle with prioritization and keeping track of things sometimes, so we've also had not so good conversations as well (at one point in time being told explicitly if I "don't start taking notes, things will not go well for you" which I took as a veiled threat and not a word of advice).
I'm essentially the sole provider for my family (wife and daughter), and we live paycheck to paycheck so I absolutely need something lined up. My concerns are the training I have gotten and am getting at my current employer is very narrow and not traditionally applicable to general HR work from what I can tell, but I think I would like to continue working in HR roles moving forward. Does anyone have any advice on what I should do? I don't mean to ramble, but I've got a lot on my plate and just needed somewhere to air some stuff.
TLDR:
Just looking for any guidance, input, advice. Anything. I feel panicked and like I've hit a brick wall. I'm tired of being in fight or flight 24 hours a day. I don't know what to do anymore. I feel lazy, unmotivated, anxious, depressed, lost. Sorry, so much to unpack.
Thanks for reading.
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2023.05.28 18:20 Trick-Two497 Discussion: An Abduction

This story picks up where the last one left off. Holmes has been embarrassed again in front of Ganimard and his fellow police officers. He’s angry, but leaves respectfully. One his way out, he sees a garnet and picks it up. Then he notes that the house was designed by Destange as was the adjoining house. He verifies with a beat cop that the man and veiled lady came out of the other house.
Holmes returns the next day to investigate the house. In the cellar he finds another garnet, then some footprints in the dust. He hides when a door swings open and a man comes through. Holmes jumps the man and tries to question him without success. But the man has a box full of the garnets with an address on it. He leaves the man tied up and goes to the address on the box. He takes the box in and learns that a lady will call for them. He goes back out and watches until the veiled lady appears, picks up the box and leaves. He follows her to an apartment and then through a secret passage. He finds himself in her wardrobe where he stays hidden. When he finally sees her face, it is Clotilde Destange!
Clotilde is crying when Lupin enters. There is a tender scene where he reassures her that she should not judge herself for the wrong she did. She expresses complete devotion to him. Lupin tells her that Sherlock is on their track and that one of their men is missing, which frightens Clotilde. Lupin admits that the situation is serious and that he cannot reach Holmes due to his isolation. He is going to move his base of operations to somewhere safer. He cautions her not to go out. She walks him out.
Holmes examines the house he is now in and finds it is the home of Destange! The two houses are on adjacent streets. This is how Clotilde can leave home while still appearing to be within. He conceals himself in the library and waits until everyone is in bed. He goes through the architect’s papers and finds all the houses that Lupin as Maxime has worked on. He then hops out the window and goes back to the hotel.
After a nice smoke and meditating on what he's learned, he sends Ganimard a message - he will meet him briefly this morning and wants Ganimard to be ready in the evening with at least 30 men to make an arrest. He then engaged a car and driver to take him to Mon. Destange’s house, and he has the driver wait for him. He does a bit of work, still pretending to be Destange’s secretary, but when Clotilde appears, he approaches her. Before she allows him to speak, however, she calls a dressmaker. Then, she listens as Holmes tells her that he knows that Maxime is Lupin and that she should come with him or he will reveal her to her father as the infamous Blonde Lady. He accuses her of killing the Baron d’Hautrec, but she says it is a lie. The baron, in a fit of insanity, which he was known to have, attacked her and in the struggle she only acted to save her own life. He is ready to reveal all of what she’s done to her father.
She agrees to go with him, and they go out to the car. He tells the driver where to go, and then he goes through his plan in his head. Eventually he notices that the driver is not going where he was told to go and realizes that the driver has been replaced by Lupin himself. Holmes realizes that the call to the dressmaker was really a call to Lupin for help. Lupin confirms the extent of Holmes’ knowledge. They change into a different, faster car that has been brought along by Lupin’s gang and they drive a long ways until they reach the Seine. Sherlock is loaded onto a sea-going yacht. The captain is given orders to take Holmes to England but not to get there until after the departure of the midnight boat. Holmes is tied to the bunk in the captain’s quarters and Lupin departs.
The next morning an announcement is placed in the Echo de France stating that Holmes has been ejected from the country and sent back to England.
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2023.05.28 17:34 Gargus-SCP Related Works - Wesley Dodds as The Sandman (Jan-Jul 1941): Troubled Sleep

After a 1940 defined by gathering strengths and refinement across the feature, the early months of 1941 bring a few troubling portents behind-the-scenes for Fox's affectionately termed Grainy Gladiator. Nothing ruinous in itself, but signs of an upcoming radical shift away from what the character represented to start.
For one, the April issue of Adventure Comics (#61) brings with it a new cover feature, Ted Knight AKA Starman, courtesy writer-artist Jack Burnley. Already the second lengthiest entry in the book at nine pages, Starman quickly managed what neither Sandman nor Hourman could during their respective years as star attractions and upgraded to a full thirteen pages by his third appearance in #63. For context, Sandman only went from six pages to ten with its upgrade, while Hourman has remained rockstaedy at eight pages, and neither took down another non-superhero supporting feature to justify the page increase like Starman did Barry O'Neil and Mark Lansing. Moreover, from Starman's second appearance on, he is only drawn by Burnley; writing duties now belong to the Sandman's own Gardner Fox.
Which loops in with two other issues at play over Wesley's tossing, turning figure. Starting with issue #61, available online sources no longer fully agree who wrote what for the Sandman feature. You must understand, outside superstar figures with major pull like the creators of Superman or Batman, very few creative teams are properly credited in these Golden Age comics - my credits the last few posts have all been crossreferenced across numerous wikis and databases who owe their credits to investigative work by fans like Jerry Bails back in the 1960s. Such work was sadly not exhaustive, and while a few places (like DC Continuity Project and Wikipedia) state or else imply Fox stayed on as writer for the next few issues, from June to November there is no consensus as to who penned the stories.
I shouldn't be surprised if Fox's involvement terminated with the March issue, for April also saw All-Star Comics shift its format slightly, with Fox writing all nine interior stories for the 64 page mag in addition to his duties on the longer Starman feature. Man would have to work double time to keep pace, even if Sandman didn't drop to eight pages with #62 in May. Either way, Fox is certainly gone following #64 in July, as that issue features the final story drawn by regular artist and co-creator Creig Flessel, who departs to work on Shining Knight later in the year. As I say, things are changing fast for Sandman, and not all changes seem necessarily for the better. Best, however, to take the stories on their own level before drawing any final conclusions!
Coverage note: This entry goes to July rather than June for the sake of my sanity. If I stopped midway through the year, I'd only need cover seven features here, but the back half of '41 would require coverage of eleven. A nine-nine split feels much more feasible.
Orchids of Doom - Gardner Fox, Creig Flessel, Chad Grothkopf
Once again, a socialite friend to Wes and Dian is at the center of a minor mystery with big implications - namely, how can Pedro Nogades, father to Carla, rightly claim he breeds otherwise purely wild orchids in captivity? Investigating as the Sandman, Wes and Dian find a dead man in the Nogades greenhouse with his head stripped to the bone, and in following another fellow who sniffed an orchid before promising a shipment of such to some ruffians on the bad side of town, see his own face dissolve to bare skull. A visit to the police chemist reveals the orchids on the dead men's persons were laced to release a deadly flesh-eating gas on exposure to natural air, which is enough probably cause for Wesley to enlist Carla's boyfriend Bill in staging a raid on the Nogades manor. Some close shaves and fisticuffs end with the group discovering a diorama of the local coast, laid out to assist enemy agents in an invasion. Pedro is put away and the orchids revealed as concealing microfilm copies of the coastal plans, but how do we square the mystery that started it all? Simple: Nogades was no botanist, and called the flower by the wrong name when concocting his cover story!
An alright yarn to kick of the calendar year. As per usual when Fox tries for a somewhat complicated mystery, he's no adequate means of tying off loose ends other than large blocks of text, but it's lively and keeps the situation evolving with decent justifications for mid-story action and dragging Bill along for further fisticuffs. Hooking the entire mystery on, "Oh, the bad guy misspoke," is a tad lame, if understandable in the context of Fox's passion for slipping general knowledge flexes into his stories. Flessel and Grothkopf get some good mileage out've the skull imagery that crops up whenever the flower kills, and I rather like the brief bout of fisticuffs towards the end. The minor social awkwardness when Bill gets in the car with Wes and Dian is pretty good too, and I'm sorry to report I can't add this story to the "Wesley getting shot" count, as the bad guy only plugs his hat. Kinda funny having a Golden Age Sandman story involving orchids given Neil's own pre-Sandman work with Black Orchid, innit?
The Story of the Flaming Ruby - Fox, Flessel, Grothkopf
There exists a ruby of blazing red, which has driven men to rage and madness wherever it appears, and today it sits in the hand of a young man in the local jeweler's shop, who flashes it cross Dian's vision. Later in the evening, she wakes in a trance consumed with the urge to kill her father, stopped only by Sandman as he rushes in from investigating a similarly queer case. A bank teller friend from his private life has found himself driven to steal from the vault and deliver it to some crooks on a lonely road every night, all after one of those men flashed him the ruby. Wes and Dian are unable to stop this night's transaction (on account of the ruby briefly turning Dian against Sandman), but seeing the gem in action gives Wes an idea on how to counteract its effects, and go into battle during the next drop armed with blue cobalt glasses. A brawl puts down all the blackmailers except one, but Wes opts instead to go after the head of the operation, knocking him out and lurking in the dark to catch the last as he reports in, revealing the bank teller! Turns out the ruby DOES have hypnotic properties and was used to assist their robberies, but the teller - hoping by playing at the victim to lure Sandman into his cohorts' midst and rub him out - spoke as if he remembered the whole experience, where Dian forgot herself on every exposure. Oops!
Same basic mystery structure and resolution type here as last month, complete with overly-wordy explanation, although I find the hook of pitting Dian and Wesley against one another gives it a minor leg up, as does the relatively straightforward nature of the criminal operation compared to planting microfilm in deadly flowers. There's a more even balance between the rush in bust 'em up style of crime-fighting the feature has developed and the stealthy skullduggery I think suits the character best, with nice action art to match each. Dian has some silly faces whenever she wakes from her hypnosis, and the four panel sequence of Wes halting her murder attempt works pretty well. This is, unfortunately, the final pencil-inking collaboration between Flessel and Grothkopf, and much as I've kvetched over the second man's solo work, I'm sorry to see the back of him in this capacity. When the two were in proper tune, they were the best artistic team Sandman enjoyed yet.
(Stop dodging bullets, I want to see you gunshot.)
Mystery at Malay Mac's - Fox, Grothkopf
Hey, a rare post-Hourman, pre-redesign cover appearance! That's always nice. "Hello, officer? Yeah, coupla chucklefucks right here, the alley off Fourth, can't miss 'em."
What's this? Dian breaking into a notorious criminal slumlord's safe in the bad part of town? A safe, as Wes discovers after he scares the lady off, filled to the brim with poison gas! Evidently not, as Dian is sound asleep when Wes arrives at Belmont manor to investigate, and a subsequent visit to Mister Mac reveals the only person who'd know the safe was booby-trapped is a local kidnapping organizer. Some blind, flailing fists turns up the girl, Dian's perfect duplicate, snatched from out of state to replace Dian and gain leverage over the cops. Too bad the kidnapper's made of strong stuff, knocking out Sandman and taking both woman for a ride to get back at Mac. Fortunately, Dian leaves Wes a trail of jewelry out the window, enabling him to follow and take down all the crooks with one throw of his gas pistol, revealing in the process 'twas Mac himself who tipped Dian's duplicate to his safe, in hopes of spoiling his rival's big plot.
Art-wise, this is probably Grothkopf's best work for Sandman to date. His tendency to exaggerate is translated into some properly goonish faces for the villains and really, really strong action poses, with some properly atmospheric shots sprinkled in for good measure. He cannot draw the gasmask for piss, but there's such an improvement I almost thought this was a Flessel joint before checking the wiki credits. Makes me wish we could see what he'd do if he kept on as a solo artist - free from the impulse to treat the feature as a cartoon, he produces damn fine work. As a story, this makes good time to mention my misgivings with Wesley's tendency to burst through windows and start swinging long before he thinks to use his sleeping gas. While it's great fun to describe and hype up as the mark of a madman who's even cooler as the badass normal than Batman, it also encourages a faster degradation in the character's identity. I'm sure you'll notice it's been yonks since lurking in the shadows and thinning the ranks by knocking them out in advance has factored into the stories. That Wes handles the bad guy by literally clonking him over the head with the gas gun rather than pulling the trigger speaks to the influence other, punchier superhero features have exerted over the strip.
The Menace of the Metal Gun - Fox?, Flessel
From aboard a mysterious aircraft, a madman fires upon the city with a metal-melting ray that dissolves the skyscrapers into slag! Alerted to Doctor Borloff's activities, Wesley meets with swift defeat when the rogue scientist melts his gas gun and escapes in his cylindercraft to terrorize afresh. There IS a bright side, as seeing the ray firsthand gives Wesley some idea how to counteract its effects, and he sends Dian and her father warning for the local airforce to coat their planes in sand as a silicate buffer against the ray. Alas, only one officer heeds his message, leaving Sandman alone to get aboard the machine via his new wirepoon gun and defeat Borloff from within. For his brawling process, a good midflight fight is nothing if the hero gets tossed out an open door, but fortunately he can grapple onto the lone surviving plane, recover his bearings, zip back up, and put a stop to Borloff's dreams of world conquest once and for all!
Action is the name of the game here, and even without Grothkopf's inking enhancements, I think Flessel does a fine job on his own. I'm wary of the wirepoon in the future, as by year's end it will completely replace the gas gun as Sandman's sidearm of choice in further drift from the original Christman concept, but taken as a neutral in its debut, giving Sandman greater aerial mobility does lead to some cool shots and enhance the sense Wes goes stark bananas in the mask by pulling some stunts that would almost certainly pull his arms from their sockets in real life. There are, however, some particularly stiff action shots, and in one panel Flessel cocks up the design on the mask worse than Grothkopf last ish. Based on the opening vignette, Borloff decimated millions of innocent lives in addition to all the planes he melted out of the sky, making him easily the deadliest foe Wes has faced to date, and in turn making the "We did it, gang, everything is bright and peachy again!" ending sorta offputting. They'll have to organize mass funerals tomorrow, Wes. Show a little respect.
For America and Democracy: The Grey Shirts - Fox, Grothkopf
In the top-level story, the JSA learn of their mission for the FBI: a group of Nazi insurgents known as the Grey Shirts are plotting subversive and destructive activities all across America, and are now posed to badly destabilize the nation in a series of disruptive attacks. Each is assigned a mission at critical points cross the nation, though given the widely-ranging disparity in their powers, their usefulness to the cause varies equally wildly. The Atom humiliates some goons spreading Nazi ideology at a single college, Hawkman barely prevents the destruction of an aviation plant in California, and Hourman's defense of an Oklahoma oil field ends with him toppling one of the oil towers to stop his quarry. Meanwhile, Green Lantern detonates a zeppelin secretly jamming radio transmissions nationwide, the Spectre casually annihilates some otherworldly vampiric globes sympathetic to Hitler's cause, and Doctor Fate uses his magic to out every single spy on the eastern seaboard. Uneven efforts or not, the group converge on the Grey Shirts' ringleader, and with a little help from Johnny Thunder, turn him over to good ol' J. Edgar Hoover's custody. Alas, Wesley does not get the blood he's thirsting after.
(Also Doctor Fate alerts Wesley to the identity and location of the ringleader before his mission starts rather than letting him figure it out on his own like everyone else. Prick.)
For his six-page leg of the assignment, the Sandman is off to El Paso, Texas to assist a local newspaper under threat from the Grey Shirts for printing pro-democracy and anti-Hitler editorials. Of course, this being Wesley Dodds on the job, he gets this information by roughing his way into the newspaper offices, then acts on it by beating on the guard at the Grey Shirts' camp and pounding down a band of brainwashed young men to prove he's a better American than them. After sending the wannabe Nazis for a whirl by running their bomb shipment off the road, Wesley doubles back to completely break the recruits' spirits, daring them to prove their hard enough by shooting an unarmed man in Hitler's name, chiefly himself. When none can cut the mustard, he marches them back into town with collars strapped to his car, and inspires the lot to join the Army to a few shirtless bars of "God Bless America."
Cripes but jingoism produces some heady results, doesn't it? I'm not sure I can rightly condone the ridiculous levels of patriotism on display here, even against such classically anti-American enemies as Nazis, yet at the same time, look at this and tell me it isn't the hardest shit you'll see all week. Again, though I've my misgivings about Wes as a brawler no matter how entertaining the results prove, there's something endearing about him being so raring for a fight his first move is to altercate the receptionist at the place he's assigned to defend. On the whole, Grothkopf's final Sandman contribution also shows refinement from his earlier works, the broader, thicker elements of his linework now tempers on a somewhat more grounded approach. Certainly the Sandman himself keeps a consistent look better than he does in any other issue published thus far this year. I DO notice he reused Flessel's design for the District Attorney wholesale on the newspaper publisher. Since he's going and heading out on a job well done, let's not hold it against him, eh?
The Purple Death Ray - Fox?, Flessel
At the nightly planetarium show, a member of the audience screams and falls down dead, stricken by a litany of strange symptoms with no obvious cause. Wesley, believing the man was killed by a death ray, examines the auditorium's projector, only to find no obvious alterations or fault. Undeterred, he purchases himself a seat next to the murdered man's for the next show, which is now occupied by another fellow who received a last-second courtesy invitation. Acting quickly, the Sandman reexamines the projector from the shadows and finds a replacement bulb screwed into the socket pointed directly at the man's chair. With assistance from his wirepoon, Sandman swings down and wrenches the man from his seat just as the show starts, the bulb bathing his seat in deadly radiation. On learning the man is a former judge and the deceased a former DA, it's not long before Wes ferrets out the killer; it's the cashier, a former scientist sent to jail for misappropriating university funds years ago, out for revenge and now stopped cold.
See, while I'm skeptical about the growing presence of science-fiction elements in the series, they make fine fodder when they play to Sandman's strengths. Lurking high above a crowd of people seeking the answer to some deadly mystery is exactly Wes' bag, and plus or minus some strange mask drawings, Flessel captures that thrill of closely examining a big deadly machine in secret before it fires. I'd submit the page where Sandman saves the judge from the beam as an easy contender for best of the year thus far, and the shot where [Wes pushes Dian away from the killer's bullet](blob:https://imgur.com/7247f414-8a57-489f-a9bd-d85bc9e19a6a) is another fine piece of work. My memories of this one before sitting down to reread and write were a lot chillier, probably because I wish the series remained in crime pulp rather than raygun pulp, but a good outcome is a good outcome. Seriously, though, why is the mask going so bobble-eyed of late?
The Voodoo Sorcerer - ???, Flessel
As Dian and Wesley tiff over his interest in an exotic dancer they know through a mutual friend, the woman's tail-lashing dance is interrupted when she sees a great glowing triangle materialize before her eyes. With the shock straining her bad heart, the Sandman brings her to boyfriend's house, where he reveals the triangle is a voodoo witch doctor's means of accusing someone of murder - just as news comes over the wire that the man the woman lashed with her costume tail has died! Smelling a rat, Wes rushes to the scene of the crime to find the taile barbed with poison quills, only for the titular sorcerer to bumrush him out the window. It's a big misunderstanding, thankfully: he's as shocked by the murder as Sandman, and only summoned the triangle on suggestion from an acquaintance, forgetting the dancer would know its significance through her partner. By happiest coincidence, this provides Wesley the solution to the mystery right quick, for only his friend's chauffeur would have motive, opportunity, and knowledge to frame his employers and their associates for the murder of a stock broker who owed them money.
Hmm, ah, see, on the one hand, it IS nice that the voodoo guy is innocent of everything except a lapse in judgement and the real twist is an unassuming little man exploiting the mystery and fears around his craft to cast suspicion off his person. On the other hand, eek, yike, zoinks! None good. Bad, even. Outside unfortunate depictions of non-white persons from the 1940s, the story's pretty weak for a murder mystery, as numerous elements are evidently known to the characters well in advance, yet only made clear to the reader right before they become relevant, like the exact identity of the murdered man. It's only eight pages, so there's little opportunity to piece information together on your own time, and as such it is heavily reliant on narrative cheats to generate cheap surprise. About the best thing here is the big page-dominating panel of Wesley swinging through the city on his wirepoon, unconscious woman tucked under arm. Kinda hard to convincingly raise my dander about what it means for the character and his feature when it's successfully operating on the long-standing principle of "masked mystery men swinging on a wire through skyscrapers looks really cool." S'like a solid fifth of the formula behind why Spider-Man is so enduringly popular.
(Also not a big fan of how Wes dismisses Dian from participating in the case without any adequate reason why. She calls him out over it, even, and nothing in the story justifies his decision to fly solo on this one.)
The Unseen Man - ???, Flessel
Dian's purchase of paints from a local hobby shop includes quite the unusual accidental item: a paint that turns anything and everything invisible on contact. Determined to solve this mystery on her own, Dian investigates the shop with the dealer's cooperation, only for the dread Unseen Man to get the drop on her. Fortunately, Sandman is there to save her because he won't let Dian do anything on her own; unfortunately, Dian doesn't know Wes can see her attacker through his blue cobalt lenses and pulls him away, thinking him mad and letting the Unseen Man go free. As reward for her screw up, she's targeted in her home the next night, only for Wes to barge in again, having anticipated the only possible secret identity for the crook would make him likely to strike back at Dian. It is, unsurprisingly, the hobby shop owner, who Wes turns over to the police before heading out to patent his invisibility paint with the United States Army.
Alright, it's definitely not Gardner Fox writing anymore, because I cannot imagine Fox treating Dian so poorly. I gave her some dignity in summary, but this story is plain dumping all over her as a fussy, incompetent tryhard who fails at investigating on her own on account her womanly ways. Just look at the sheer antagonism between her and Wes; you two are partners, she's saved Sandman's skin like a dozen times, worn his costume and wielded his gas gun to do it once, even! Don't try to BS me into thinking Wes would run this paternalist "let me handle it, Dian, I wear the pants in this relationship" crap on her. You're only alive because she's worn your fucking pants. Otherwise, 'nother instance where the story and art alike don't give me much of note. I reckon Flessel was about done with the series with Fox gone and sorta phoned in his last few assignments. They're nowhere near the standard of his early solo artistic duties on the title. There IS another good wirepoon swinging shot, if one counterbalanced by a crummier instance with yet another weirdly-proportioned mask.
The Mysterious Mr. X: The Kidnapper's Union - Fox, Cliff Young
The Justice Society are bored. Bored, bored, bored. Why are they bored? There is no crime. Not a single ruffian or scoundrel or roughneck lawbreaker anywhere in the city! Where did crime go? Crime has taken an enforced vacation, courtesy the plans of big crime boss Mister X (hats off), as prelude to his big plans for taking out the JSA and putting all his criminal enterprises back on easy street. It's quite the collection of rackets out against the superheroes - an arsonist ring for Flash, a jewel snatching gang for Hawkman, leader of the phony fortune teller underworld against Doctor Fate, even hard-pressing gym membership shakedowns for the Atom! Naturally our heroes triumph, though every one also encounters a strange little man idly strolling through their battlegrounds. He's so omnipresent despite his mousiness, he's even there when they convene at the police station to organize Mister X's (hats off) arrest. Except this unassuming slip of a man? He IS Mister X (hats off), and with the Justice Society having taken all the fun out've crime, he's turning himself in to live comfortably on the state's dollar in jail. WHOOPSY-DOODLE!
For his six-page part in the game, Sandman must contend against the kidnapper's union, who naturally enough have abducted Dian to get his attention. Not only have these lowlives taken Dian hostage (though she doesn't particularly mind), they've taken out phony accident insurance claims against themselves should the hero injure any of them en route to his untimely death! Nobody quite expects Wes to avoid the sniper-guarded roads to their remote hilltop hideout, though, and a quick wirepoon swing over the canyon (complete with Mister X - hats off - sighting) puts him right in the criminal den. From there, it's a simple biff wham boom to take down the punks and disarm their supporting fire. Alas, Sandman is once again only in the loop on the true nature of the threat against the JSA because someone notifies him from their own investigation, this time Flash via telegram. Let him do his own detective work, you pricks!
Right. You see these panels? You see Dian being calm and collected in the midst of a kidnapping operation? You see Wes trusting her with a submachine gun to keep watch on the fools who mean them harm? Yeah, THAT'S Fox writing Dian. Whoever's writing the Adventure feature at this time ought've taken notes. Artistically, Young makes a fine replacement for Grothkopf and Flessel in Adventure - he can match the first for goons, the second for action, manages a nice turnaround effect before Wes swings on his wirepoon, and even gives us a by-now all-too-rare heavy shadow shot on Wes and Dian. I'm a big fan of the lead kidnapper who calls the JSA the "Justiss Sassiety," and find this instance of Mister X (hats off) the second best in the book, behind only his appearance in the Hourman story, which I think speaks for itself. Probably the only time I'll express preference for something Hourman related over Sandman.
The loss of all three major contributors to the Sandman feature across early 1941 and the crunch down to eight pages has certainly made the Adventure Comics side of the Sandman line a rockier experience. It's still possible to derive enjoyment from the wonky mysteries and higher-concept criminals, but one must accept atmosphere and and particularity have been near-entirely sacrificed for generalized bombast and louder appeal. Don't misunderstand, I've become a fan of Wesley Dodds, Fist-Swinging Bullet Sponge, and my past praises for him aren't diminished by the realization of what this has done to his integrity as a character circa today's stopping point. The trouble is, while I enjoy this half-mad, impossibly reckless read on the character, it simply no longer bears any resemblance to the early days' lurking and creeping through the seedier parts of town. There's a great series of justifications running through the Sandman concept - he's no powers, so he uses the gas gun, so he needs the gas mask, which hides his identity so perfectly it frees him to wear the ordinary business suit, which highlights his vulnerability. Fling him around like a ragdoll who knows no fear of injury or death, although I'll clap for the bravado of it all, I must object if it means any notion he should be sneaky or cautious degrades.
Especially if it means the gas gun vanishes from the character. It hasn't met its final end just yet, but for this seven month block it's proven a very perfunctory aspect of the strip, hung by his side and occasionally brandished without acting as an integral part of the action or storytelling. The wirepoon has subsumed its function as the sidearm, and while I must stress there are plenty aces shots of Wes swinging that fully justify its prominence, taking precedence over the thing that makes him the Sandman, Crimefighter What Fights Crime By Putting The Criminals To Sleep plain rubs me the wrong way. Be awful nice i we could have both without the new toy putting the old out to pasture, y'know? It's not led to anything I'd full-throatedly object over just yet, but... ach, you'll see next time. Speaking of...
Next time! 1941 comes to a close as Wesley picks up another feature to his name, and also a stupid, ugly new costume!
(Previous write-ups: 1939, 1940 pt 1, 1940 pt 2)
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2023.05.28 17:31 PritchettRobert506 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in MO Hiring Now!

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2023.05.28 17:22 KoroSenseiX Reform of the NY Welfare System

WHEREAS, the welfare system plays a critical role in supporting vulnerable individuals and families, ensuring their basic needs are met and promoting economic stability; and
WHEREAS, it is essential to update and expand the current welfare system to address emerging challenges, improve efficiency, and enhance the well-being of all New Yorkers in need;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, KoroSenseiX, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of New York, do hereby order:
SECTION 1: COMPREHENSIVE WELFARE SYSTEM REVIEW
1.1. The State of New York shall conduct a comprehensive review of the current welfare system to identify areas for improvement, inefficiencies, and gaps in coverage.
1.2. The Department of Social Services, in collaboration with relevant agencies, shall lead the review process, engaging with stakeholders, community organizations, and individuals directly impacted by the welfare system.
1.3. The review shall encompass an evaluation of eligibility criteria, benefit adequacy, program administration, delivery mechanisms, and coordination with other social support programs.
SECTION 2: BENEFIT ADEQUACY AND ACCESSIBILITY
2.1. The State of New York shall assess and adjust benefit levels to ensure they are adequate to meet the basic needs of individuals and families receiving welfare assistance.
2.2. The Department of Social Services, in consultation with experts and utilizing available data, shall determine the appropriate adjustments to benefit levels, considering factors such as cost of living, inflation, and family size.
2.3. The State shall enhance the accessibility of welfare benefits by modernizing application processes, improving customer service, and implementing online platforms to streamline access and reduce administrative burdens on recipients.
SECTION 3: EXPANDED EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT
3.1. The State of New York shall expand employment support services for welfare recipients to facilitate their transition into sustainable employment and economic self-sufficiency.
3.2. The Department of Labor, in collaboration with the Department of Social Services, shall develop comprehensive job training and placement programs, including skills development, vocational training, and job search assistance tailored to the needs of welfare recipients.
3.3. The State shall foster partnerships with employers, industry associations, and workforce development agencies to create employment opportunities and promote job retention among welfare recipients.
SECTION 4: HOLISTIC APPROACH TO WELL-BEING
4.1. The State of New York shall adopt a holistic approach to the well-being of welfare recipients, addressing not only their immediate needs but also their long-term prospects for success.
4.2. The Department of Health, in coordination with the Department of Social Services, shall integrate health and wellness services, including mental health support, substance abuse treatment, and preventive care, into the welfare system.
4.3. The State shall collaborate with community-based organizations and nonprofits to provide wraparound services, such as childcare assistance, transportation support, and financial counseling, to enhance the stability and self-sufficiency of welfare recipients.
SECTION 5: PUBLIC AWARENESS AND OUTREACH
5.1. The State of New York shall enhance public awareness and outreach efforts to ensure eligible individuals and families are informed about available welfare benefits and support programs.
5.2. The Department of Social Services shall implement targeted public education campaigns to reach underserved populations, address stigma, and provide clear information about eligibility requirements, application processes, and available services.
5.3. The State shall collaborate with community organizations, faith-based groups, and other stakeholders to expand outreach efforts and establish partnerships for effective dissemination of information.
SECTION 6: MONITORING AND EVALUATION
6.1.
The Department of Social Services shall establish mechanisms for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the updated and expanded welfare system, ensuring accountability, efficiency, and positive outcomes for recipients.
6.2. Regular reports shall be provided to the Governor's Office, the State Legislature, and relevant oversight bodies, analyzing the effectiveness and impact of the welfare system updates, with recommendations for further improvements.
6.3. Based on the monitoring and evaluation results, necessary adjustments and refinements shall be made to ensure the welfare system is responsive to evolving needs and continues to support individuals and families effectively.
SECTION 7: EFFECTIVE DATE
This Executive Order shall take effect immediately, and the implementation of the updated and expanded welfare system shall proceed expeditiously in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of New York to be affixed.
KoroSenseiX
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2023.05.28 17:14 AutoNewspaperAdmin [ZA] - NW Health Department to probe placing of babies in boxes at Mahikeng Provincial Hospital IOL

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2023.05.28 17:12 auroragianna What You Need to Know About UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum 2023 – Creating a Sustainable Future

What You Need to Know About UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum 2023 – Creating a Sustainable Future
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This year, UNCTAD or the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, will once more hold its World Investment Forum and here are some insights into this eagerly anticipated event.
Where & When
Aravind Sivaraj, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE, CC BY-SA 3.0
Held biannually and organised by the Division on Investment and Enterprise of UNCTAD, the World Investment Forum 2023 (https://worldinvestmentforum.unctad.org/) will take place in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. It is scheduled to run from 16th to 20th October 2023 and will be hosted at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). This will be the eighth edition of this popular forum which draws the participation of over 6,000 investment stakeholders from across the globe.
The Forum’s Importance
UNCTAD, Ambassadors’ Roundtable on Investing in the SDGs (45565940491), CC BY-SA 2.0
The World Investment Forum offers a unique global platform where high-level stakeholders and participants from around the world can meet and engage in dialogue about investing in sustainable development. It draws government officials, heads of state, investment experts, heads of international organisations and multinational companies, scholars, civil society representatives and more. The event paves the way for coming up with solutions and strategies for achieving its objectives while helping to provide input and guidance into investment-related policymaking.
What to Expect in 2023
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This forum will feature a wide range of events covering a broad spectrum of subjects about investment and sustainable development. It will also look to tackle the issues faced in today’s world which is faced with many crises as well as highlight the need for investment in areas such as health, energy, and food security. This year’s edition will also feature a special track focusing on climate finance and investment since it’s being held before COP28 later this year which will feature discussions and negotiations on climate change.
The Host City
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The selection of the UAE capital for this forum is a key aspect as well. It continues to be amongst the leaders in sustainable development with government and private sector initiatives in place. In January this year, the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week took place which brought fresh impetus to this subject, while the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy has introduced regulations to promote energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases. Additionally, there are luxury villas in Abu Dhabi at resorts and hotels “Certified Gold” by Green Growth 2050 offering tourists stays at properties where sustainable and eco-friendly practices are in place.
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2023.05.28 17:06 seashe11y kid who abused animals becomes a cop

kid who abused animals becomes a cop
Found in another sub. This is the kind of people we’re dealing with.
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2023.05.28 17:02 thatotherchicka October 2022 - Question #70

October 2022 - Question #70
"70. A broker filed an entry for an importer of Irish tea. In addition to retaining the Customs Documents required to make entry and file entry summary for tea, which partner government agencies’ forms must also be filed and retained?
A) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration
B) Bureau of Census and Department of Agriculture
C) Department of Agriculture and the Drug Enforcement Agency
D) Food and Drug Administration and Department of Health and Human Services
E) State Department and Department of Health and Human Services"
This one at the surface looks to be difficult but you can pretty easily knock out a few of these answers. What service in the USA regulates the import of food for consumption? FDA. The answer will need to have FDA in it. That knocks out everything excep A and D. Now, there to go from there... I'm thinking that although this section is on recordkeeping, I need to look at special classes of merchandise since this is one of them.
Let's flip to our table of contents for special classes of merchandise - 19 CFR 12:
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Tea is regulated under 12.33. Let's check that section out:
12.33 Importation of tea; entry; examination for customs purposes.
(a) The importation of any merchandise as tea which is inferior in purity, quality, and fitness for consumption to the standards prescribed by the Act of March 2, 1897, as amended (21 U.S.C. 41 through 50), is prohibited. Customs officers and employees shall perform all duties required of them by the said act and regulations.
(b) The importation of tea is subject also to the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the regulations thereunder. See §§ 12.1 to 12.5.
(c) [Reserved]
(d) The port director may order such an examination of packages containing tea as will satisfy him that no dutiable goods are packed therein. For this purpose the customary designation shall be made of packages for examination in public stores.
(e) If the invoice has not been received, the importer may use an additional copy of the chop list and release permit required by the regulations of the Department of Health and Human Services as a pro forma invoice, marking “Pro forma invoice” across the face thereof.
So, that tells me there is a permit required by HHS. The answer is D.
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2023.05.28 17:00 mduda59625 A Complete Guide to Moving to the Sunshine State

Moving to a new state can be both exciting and overwhelming, especially if you’re relocating to a state as diverse and unique as Florida. Known for its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and vibrant culture, Florida is a popular destination for people of all ages looking for a fresh start.
Whether you’re moving to Florida for work, retirement, or just a change of scenery, it’s important to do your research and plan ahead to ensure a smooth transition. In this complete guide to relocating to Florida, we’ll cover everything you need to know to make your move as stress-free as possible.

Why Move to Florida?

Before we dive into the logistics of moving to Florida, let’s first explore some of the reasons why this state is such a popular destination. Here are just a few of the many reasons why you might want to consider moving to the Sunshine State:

Planning Your Move to Florida

Once you’ve decided that Florida is the right state for you, it’s time to start planning your move. Here are some key steps to follow to ensure a smooth transition:
  1. Research your new city or town: Florida is a big state with a lot of different regions and cities to choose from. Before you commit to a specific area, take the time to research your options and visit in person if possible. Consider factors like cost of living, job opportunities, and proximity to family and friends.
  2. Hire a reputable moving company: Moving to a new state is a big undertaking, and it’s important to have a reliable moving company on your side. Consider using a company that specializes in driving U-Haul and Penske trucks, such as found at the MovingTruckDriver website, to ensure that your belongings arrive safely and on time.
  3. Get your finances in order: Moving to a new state can be expensive, so it’s important to have your finances in order before you make the move. Create a budget to account for expenses like moving costs, rent or mortgage payments, and utilities.
  4. Update your address and contact information: Before you move, make sure to update your address and contact information with your bank, credit card companies, and other important organizations.
  5. Pack strategically: When packing for your move, be sure to pack strategically to make the unpacking process easier. Label boxes clearly and consider packing items that you’ll need right away in a separate box.

Finding Housing in Florida

Moving to a new state can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to finding a new place to live. In Florida, there are many unique housing options to choose from, ranging from apartments and condos to single-family homes and beachfront properties. The key to finding the perfect housing option for you is to do your research and be prepared to act quickly.
One option for finding housing in Florida is to work with a local real estate agent. A good agent can help you navigate the local housing market and provide insight into different neighborhoods and areas that may suit your needs. They can also help you with the paperwork and negotiation process, making the process of finding a new home as smooth as possible.
If you prefer to search for housing on your own, there are many online resources available to help you find a new place to live. Popular websites like Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com allow you to search for properties in specific areas and filter your search results based on criteria like price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and more.
It’s important to keep in mind that the housing market in Florida can be competitive, especially in popular areas like Miami and Orlando. To increase your chances of finding the perfect home, be prepared to act quickly and make an offer as soon as you find a property that you love.

Dealing with Logistics

Moving to a new state can be a logistical nightmare, but with the right planning and preparation, you can minimize the stress and ensure a smooth transition. Here are some tips for dealing with the logistics of moving to Florida:

Checklist for Moving to Florida

If you’re planning a move to Florida, use this checklist to ensure that you have everything you need for a smooth transition:

Conclusion

Moving to Florida can be a daunting task, but with the right planning and preparation, it can also be an exciting and rewarding experience. By researching your options for housing, dealing with logistics, and familiarizing yourself with the unique culture and customs of the Sunshine State, you can ensure a smooth transition and start enjoying all that Florida has to offer. Don’t forget to utilize a moving service that specializes in driving U-Haul and Penske trucks such as MovingTruckDriver for a safe and efficient move.
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2023.05.28 16:58 AutoNewsAdmin [ZA] - NW Health Department to probe placing of babies in boxes at Mahikeng Provincial Hospital

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2023.05.28 16:41 1tinywalrus Rear ended, their insurance is saying denying claim saying they are not legally liable. What can I do?

I live in California. I was rear ended at a stop light. The person who did it lied and said that I reversed into them. Police came for a few minutes and just said insurance would deal with it and probably would be " a no fault approach".
My shoulder was injured in the accident, and I went to the ER that same day. I made the cop aware that my shoulder hurt and I gave the police department a copy of my hospital discharge papers. I have been calling all week for a police report and they haven't done one. My insurance wants to give me a payout minus the deductible to fix my car. I'm just so confused, how can I be rear ended and my insurance has to pay? And I have to pay deductible?
I've never dealt with this before. And help or advice is appreciated.
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2023.05.28 16:31 chainofcommand0 Plastic Reduction and Alternative Materials Act

Section 1: Purpose The purpose of this legislative proposal is to address the growing concern of plastic consumption and its detrimental effects on human health and the environment. By authorizing grants, this act aims to support initiatives focused on reducing the use of single-use plastics and promoting the development and adoption of sustainable alternatives.
Section 2: Plastic Consumption and Health Risks Scientific evidence indicates that plastic particles have infiltrated our water and food sources, leading to alarming rates of plastic ingestion among the population. A study conducted by the University of Newcastle estimates that individuals consume approximately 5 grams of plastic per week, equivalent to the weight of a credit card. This poses significant health risks to the population, necessitating immediate action.
Section 3: Transition to Alternative Plastics Recognizing the potential disruptions that a sudden ban on plastics would cause to the market, this legislative proposal emphasizes the importance of having suitable alternatives readily available. The proposal advocates for the allocation of funds to facilitate research and development efforts aimed at discovering sustainable materials capable of providing equivalent rigidity to traditional plastics, while mitigating any potential health hazards associated with their consumption.
Section 4: Grant Authorization To encourage innovation and competition within the United States, this proposal seeks to authorize a total of $x in grants to fund projects aligned with the following goals:
4.1 Research and Development Efforts: a) Grants shall be made available to support scientific research and development initiatives focused on sustainable materials, aiming to identify and develop alternatives to single-use plastics. b) Emphasis should be placed on materials that maintain the required rigidity for their intended purposes while minimizing the adverse effects on human health and the environment.
4.2 Recycling Technologies: a) Grants shall be allocated to projects that advance recycling technologies, facilitating the efficient and effective recycling of plastic waste and reducing its accumulation in landfills and natural ecosystems. b) The development of innovative recycling processes and the improvement of existing recycling infrastructure should be encouraged through these grants.
4.3 Waste Reduction Strategies: a) Funds shall be provided to support projects implementing waste reduction strategies, such as promoting the use of reusable products, encouraging responsible consumption habits, and incentivizing businesses to reduce single-use plastics. b) Grant recipients should prioritize initiatives that aim to reduce plastic waste at the source, ultimately minimizing the need for excessive plastic production and consumption.
4.4 Public Awareness Campaigns: a) Grants shall be made available for public awareness campaigns aimed at educating the population about the negative environmental impacts associated with single-use plastics. b) These campaigns should also emphasize the availability and benefits of sustainable alternatives, empowering individuals to make informed choices and adopt more environmentally friendly practices.
Section 5: Implementation and Oversight 5.1 The allocation and distribution of grants shall be overseen by a designated government agency or department responsible for environmental protection and sustainability.
5.2 The agency or department shall establish transparent and accountable processes for grant application, evaluation, and monitoring, ensuring that funds are allocated to projects with the greatest potential for impact and success.
5.3 Regular reporting and evaluation of grant recipients' progress shall be conducted to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of funded initiatives.
Section 6: Funding Funding for this legislative proposal shall be sourced from federal appropriations, subject to approval and allocation by the relevant governmental bodies.
Section 7: Effective Date This legislation shall come into effect immediately upon passage.
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2023.05.28 16:29 ButtPlugForPM Only 12 of 35 dementia units promised by 2023 Australia-wide are operational, health department says Aged care

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2023.05.28 16:18 South-Chipmunk-2 I was in zero in everything so the lightning worked weird 🥲😂

What the hell 😂😂❤️❤️❤️
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2023.05.28 16:13 pueblo81009 1 dead, 1 injured as Gwinnett County police search for suspects, vehicles involved in shooting

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/gwinnett-county/1-dead-1-injured-gwinnett-county-police-search-suspects-vehicles-involved-shooting/PWX5JWPY45APDFS5MNEN2GN4OA/
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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — The Gwinnett County Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Saturday evening, officials told Channel 2 Action News.
Police said the incident occurred just before 9 p.m. at the intersection of Valley Club Drive and Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. When they arrived on scene, officials learned two shooting victims were being transported to the hospital.
When officers arrived at the hospital, they learned one man died and another victim suffered serious injuries.
Details are limited, however, police learned there were multiple vehicles involved in the shooting and are currently looking to identify and locate those vehicles.
GCPD officials say they are currently exploring all motives and canvassing the area for any security footage or anyone who may have witnessed the shooting.
The victims’ name will be withheld until next of kin is notified.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact GCPD at 770-513-5300.
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2023.05.28 16:09 Kfittt I’m a total beginner and signed up for a charity competition— help!

Hi everyone! I work at a police department that has an annual smoking competition benefitting a local charity. Naturally, I signed up even though I don’t know what I’m doing so I would love any guidance that ensures I won’t look like a total idiot.
We are given a pork butt, beef ribs, a whole chicken, and approximately 24 hours to cook them all along with two sides that also have to be done on the smoker. We will be using a Traeger pellet smoker if that matters.
Thank you for any and all advice/suggestions you may have!
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2023.05.28 16:00 RiverCityMystery Did Joseph Weldon Brown kill 13 women between 1995-2000? He claims he killed prostitutes/co-eds/hitchhikers between Las Vegas & Pennsylvania during that time. Authorities say he is lying; what do you think? Doing research for my podcast.

Here's an article that goes into details of his case:
https://www.kokomotribune.com/news/local_news/life-without-parole-and-nothing-to-lose/article_cb3a4319-78a4-504a-b0bc-be48a2f6c089.html
Life without parole and nothing to lose
By Ken de la Bastide
Tribune enterprise editor Jul 1, 2011
Pieces of Ginger Gasaway’s body were discarded in three counties.
It was Joseph W. Brown’s way of hiding the evidence of his crime, murdering the woman he formerly called a lover.
The crime still haunts investigators who crossed Brown’s path. One journalist described him as “a force of evil.” Now investigators say that force fell upon Charles Miller. Police say Brown strangled and killed the former Howard County resident in a cell at the Miami Correctional Facility at Bunker Hill.
Ginger Gasaway broke up with Brown 11 summers ago.
The punishment for that, in Brown’s mind, was death.
A cruel, humiliating death.
Brown talked his way into her apartment Aug. 29, 2000.
“Gasaway was sorry for dating her ex-husband and knew she was going to die,” said Maureen Hayden, a newspaper reporter Brown sought out after his murder conviction in 2001.
“Gasaway even cried a little during sex, knowing that her punishment for betrayal was coming.”
After strangling Gasaway with a shoe lace, Brown headed to a nearby Home Depot in Evansville to buy an electric saw. He unsuccessfully tried to dismember his victim’s body, so he returned to the hardware store looking for advice, according to court records from Brown’s murder conviction.
This time, he was covered in blood. He told the clerk he was trying to cut up a deer and the saw he bought wasn’t cutting it. With a new blade in hand, Brown returned to Gasaway’s apartment to finish his work.
The job turned out to be harder than he expected, so Brown made himself bacon, toast and coffee before going about the work of scattering pieces of Gasaway’s body in Posey, Gibson and Warrick counties.
It’s the stuff of Hayden’s nightmares and the novel “Blood Trails” written by Rick Reed, an Evansville Police Department investigator in Gasaway’s murder.
Formerly a reporter with the Evansville Courier & Press, Hayden corresponded with Brown through letters and collect phone calls from the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility at Carlisle.
Brown first contacted Hayden by letter, writing that he wanted to confess to 13 other murders.
Brown claimed to have killed women — prostitutes and co-eds he picked up hitchhiking — from Las Vegas to Pennsylvania.
Little to no evidence surfaced on Brown’s claims to be a serial killer, Reed said. Brown himself couldn’t even lead police to the bodies, nor recall the victims’ names.
But one name he did know was Andrea Hendrix-Steinert, a prostitute in Gibson County.
Eventually, Reed said, investigators from the Vanderburgh County law enforcement agencies, with help from the FBI, determined Brown’s claims to be untrue.
In the Hendrix-Steinert case, there was no DNA match for Brown or the other suspects, so officials opted to not prosecute a 5-year-old case.
But Reed, now retired from the force, said he is convinced Brown killed Hendrix-Steinert in 1998.
“I don’t know about the other 12,” Reed said. “I think he killed many other people. We just don’t know the names, where or when.”
Reed has company in thinking Gasaway isn’t Brown’s only victim.
It’s easier for someone who has killed before to kill again, said Stan Levco, former prosecutor in Vanderburgh County where Brown’s murder case was tried.
“When he made the claims [to have killed 13 women], it was not a matter of his not murdering someone before, just not that number,” he said.
But why kill Miller?
Reed has a theory. He said Brown wants a single-bed cell and a pet, both of which you get on death row.
At the request of Gasaway’s family, Levco didn’t seek the death penalty. Brown was sentenced in 2001 to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
“[Brown] had a hard time in the general population,” Reed said. “He’s paranoid and has conflicting emotions all the time about his sexuality.”
In his confession to Indiana State Police Detective Mike Tarrh after Miller’s death June 19, Brown said he packed his personal belongings after the killing, knowing he would be transferred.
“It was bound to happen,” Reed said of Miller’s death.
When he was in prison the first time, Reed said, Brown tried to beat another inmate to death with an industrial can opener. It took several people to pull him off. For that, Brown received an additional five-year sentence.
For whatever reason he committed his crimes, Joseph Brown will be etched in the minds of the journalist and investigators who talked with him.
“It does freak me out,” Hayden said when she learned of Brown’s latest victim.
“I’m nauseated,” she said. “I feel like I had when he wrote me letters. It was very disturbing. The encounter was a vivid reminder that there is evil in the world. It felt like a force of evil.”
For Reed, Brown played a role in his retirement.“I didn’t want to work another murder case like that,” Reed said.
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