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2020.10.21 09:10 qwertelis Proof Natalie Tenerelli is a very strong Survivor player and was a great player on Redemption Island

Natalies are an elite group on Survivor - Anderson and White both won a season, Bolton is on a lot of people's most wanted returnees list, and obviously Winners at War just happened so the discourse about the Natalie's has seen no end.
And yet, one Natalie seems to miss out on all of it. Natalie Tenerelli is absolutely never talked about, for what some see as foregone reasons - she was universally chided by uninformed people as the most useless player in Survivor history, has been the subject of almost vitriolic hate since her time on the show, and generally has not gotten any praise at all in any corner of the internet.
Let's look more closely at the criticism of her, then - that she was a follower of Rob, a narrative tied to her naivete and inaction throughout the game. Natalie gets it, in my opinion, harder than anyone else on the cast. The dislike of Redemption Island follows everyone on that season, but seems to land mostly on Natalie. And yet, Natalie was not merely another sheep led to the slaughter by Rob. She was by far his closest ally and best friend in the game, and her loyalty to him, and his adoration of her, landed her a certain spot in the final three. Despite the grave risks of going to Final 3 with a young lady basically seen as a Natalie White clone, and with probably the best social game on the island, Rob due to the special and intensely close relationship Natalie had navigated with Rob took her anyway, rather than his other allies, all whom he could have beaten much more easily. There's a lot of nuance to the hate Natalie gets in this regard but I think it's kind of important and probably damning for me to mention that the hate DOES stem from misogyny to some degree. I am not arguing that Natalie Tenerelli played the most resoundingly solid game since Pia Miranda, but I absolutely do NOT think that if a nineteen year old man developed a fatheson bond with Rob and followed his lead to the end he would have the relationship called "creepy" and have jurors say his parents should be "ashamed" of him. I actually think he might have stood a good chance at winning, but that's subjective and I don't think the argument is predicated on the outcome.
That ties to another aspect of this situation that I think is critical to acknowledge, which is that Natalie played as a nineteen year old, the youngest player in history at the time and the youngest player to ever make final tribal council. Are we really able to suspend our disbelief and say that Natalie had any shot to take control of the game as a nineteen year-old with way less life experience than anyone else? If she had tried to insert herself into a leadership position, she would have promptly been voted out or just made a fool of - like it or not, goatifying herself by following Rob's lead was probably her only possible way to make a run in the game. And it paid off; only one vote against her the entire season, and a shot at the final tribal council. And she most likely wins the game against anyone from Ometepe except for Rob, and would have also beaten Rob had the jury been at all bitter, or had it not been for the misogyny of the mostly male middle aged jury.
The argument for not making a move against Rob works against Andrea. It works against Grant. It works against Ashley. But for Natalie, who had her ticket punched to the final three from the minute Matt went home, what benefit would it have provided? With how much blood Rob got on his hands burning people along the way, how could Natalie NOT see a possibility for a win sitting next to him?
That said, Natalie did seem to think that her and Rob were more strategic partners than a leader and a follower, judging by her final tribal council answers, and I know that that's a concept which has her laughed out of every corner of gameplay discussion ever to be had. But it's hardly the first time that someone has been arguably unfairly assigned credit for the moves of a duo - look at Sarah and Tony, Stephen and JT, Wendell and Domenick, and on and on and on. Rob has come to Natalie's defense multiple times and said that she played a great game and was an amazing ally.
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2020.10.20 14:46 rusticgorilla Lost in the Sauce: Team Trump attempts to smear Biden using possible Russian disinformation

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater… or a global health crisis.

October surprise

Trump and allies are pushing an unverified and highly suspicious narrative to smear Joe Biden by trying to tie him to his son Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine. Last week, the New York Post published emails and photos allegedly from a laptop belonging to Hunter - but without any proof of provenance.

What we know:

The NYP story: Hunter Biden (who lives in Los Angeles) dropped off multiple laptops at a computer repair shop in Delaware in April 2019 and disappeared. The invoice he allegedly signed was for the low price of $85. The repair shop owner recovers and reads Hunter’s private emails, a few of which mention a possible meeting with his dad, and is so alarmed that he contacts the FBI in November 2019. Before handing the laptops over, though, the repair shop owner copies the contents. Once he realizes the FBI is not doing anything with them, he contacts Giuliani’s lawyer (sometime in early 2020) and hands over the contents of the drives. Giuliani and/or his lawyer then sits on the material for months, finally deciding to release them (with some prompting of Steve Bannon) three weeks before the election.
  • The NYP story was “mostly” written by longtime-NYP reporter Bruce Golding, but he “did not allow his byline to be used because he had concerns over the article’s credibility.” Instead, the lead reporter credited is Emma-Jo Morris, a former producer of Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News (owned by Rupert Murdoch, just like the NYP). Between Wednesday and Sunday, the NYP published more than 50 separate stories and columns tagged “Hunter Biden.”
What the docs published by NYP said: An email dated April 17, 2015, suggests Hunter Biden arranged for a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm to meet with the then-vice president when he was in charge of U.S. policy toward Ukraine. There is no proof the email is authentic, nor is there proof that such a meeting occurred or that “Hunter” even replied to it.
What experts say: WaPo journalist David Ignatius reports that an Eastern European expert in digital forensics who has examined some of the Ukrainian documents leaked to the New York Post said he “found anomalies — such as American-style capitalization of the names of ministries — that suggest fakery.” Thomas Rid, author of “Active Measures,” told WaPo: “Usually when emails are leaked, what investigators look for is the actual email file, and we don’t have that here.” When an email is presented without the metadata, he said, “then you become suspicious.”
Russian op: U.S. intelligence agencies warned the White House last year that Giuliani was the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence. The intelligence raised concerns that Giuliani was being used to feed Russian misinformation to the president, leading national security adviser Robert O’Brien to caution Trump in a private conversation that any information Giuliani brought back from Ukraine should be considered contaminated by Russia. Trump had “shrugged his shoulders” at O’Brien’s warning, the former official said, and dismissed concern about his lawyer’s activities by saying, “That’s Rudy.”
  • Former National Security Adviser John Bolton repeatedly told his staff to stay out of discussions with Giuliani due to warnings he received from intelligence officials about Trump’s lawyer spreading foreign disinformation. As early as Spring 2019 Giuliani was seen as a tool of Russian intelligence.
  • A reminder that when Giuliani came to Kyiv in December he not only met Andriy Derkach, identified and sanctioned by the US as a Russian agent, he also flew out of Ukraine on a private jet connected to some shady oligarchs. When asked about meeting with Derkach, a Russian agent, Giuliani said: “The chance that Derkach is a Russian spy is no better than 50/50.” Apparently that’s a low enough risk for Rudy…
Trump knew: A source told the Daily Beast that Trump “knew [in recent weeks] that Rudy had something big coming on the Biden family...I remember hearing…something about files, and corruption, and something about sex and drugs…It was evident that the president was interested and wanted it done before the election.” Giuliani further confirmed that Trump knew about the planned leak/smear and approved of it: “Sure, sure. The president knows all about this,” Giuliani said, adding that he had briefed Trump on the “general” parameters of the files.
Chinese connection: Social media accounts connected to billionaire Chinese dissident Guo Wengui began posting about the laptop story weeks before the NYP story was published. You may recall that when Steve Bannon was arrested for fraud, he was aboard Guo’s yacht. Just days before the NYP published the alleged laptop emails, photos of Rudy Giuliani and Guo showed up on Twitter. If taken the same day as posted, that would mean he was with Guo when he reportedly gave NYP the alleged Biden materials.

Republican corruption

Oracle founder Larry Ellison donated $250,000 to a political action committee supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) the same day his company was declared the first official U.S. partner for TikTok. Graham was reportedly pivotal in arranging the deal, saying he personally called Trump to advocate for the sale of TikTok to a U.S. business in lieu of a total ban. “If TikTok is saved, you can thank me,” he said.
U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, a Central Texas Republican and member of the House Financial Services Committee, used his powerful post in Congress to try to help a top donor in his dealings with a publicly traded bank, court records show. Williams allegedly used& his position on the powerful House committee to try to force the CEO of UMB Bank into meeting with oil field investor Gary Martin of Marble Falls.
Attorney Kyle Hirsch testified under oath that Williams’ intervention exerted inappropriate pressure on UMB and that unless the CEO agreed to meet with his donor there could be problems for the bank in Congress. “The Congressman indicated that his role on the Financial Services Committee included legislation that was coming down the pike and that he was urging the bank to meet with his constituent or there would be adverse consequences as it relates to his role on the Financial Services Committee,” Hirsch said, according to his deposition in the case.
For at least seven years, GOP Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-1) appears to have enjoyed rent-free use of a campaign office supplied by a political donor. “It sounds like something that could potentially be a fairly serious violation of campaign finance law and the ethics rules,” said Bryson Morgan, a former investigative counsel at the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Sen. Lindsey Graham used an on-camera interview after the Supreme Court confirmation hearings Wednesday to solicit contributions for his reelection campaign, a move that a congressional legal expert said is a clear violation of Senate ethics rules. Senate ethics rules prohibit members from soliciting campaign contributions in any federal building.
“I don’t know how much it affected fundraising today, but if you want to help me close the gap — — a little bit goes a long way,” said Graham, R-S.C, who is locked in a highly competitive race against well-funded Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison.
Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) has used her office’s taxpayer-funded resources to send out a robocall touting a key campaign issue—her work on COVID-19 policy—to Arizonans. Normally, mass official communication with constituents so close to an election would be prohibited. But a waiver approved by the Senate Rules Committee in March has made it permissible—if, and only if, the communication is for the purposes of “providing updated information about the pandemic, and providing information about the federal government's response.”
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is spending $819,000 of taxpayer money on a Fox News ad promoting her state as a “place to safely explore” despite the pandemic. South Dakota currently has the highest positivity rate in the nation (36%) and the second-highest new cases per day (753 per million people), right behind North Dakota. Noem has also spent $130,000 to build a studio in the basement of the Capitol, which she has used frequently for Fox News appearances.

Court cases

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear the House’s case to enforce a subpoena for former White House counsel Donald McGahn. A three-judge panel earlier ruled 2-1 that the House Judiciary Committee could not enforce the subpoena absent a law explicitly giving it the authority to do so. The majority in the previous panel was made up of now-retired Judge Thomas Griffith, a W. Bush appointee (who made way for McConnell protege Justin Walker on the court), and Judge Karen Henderson, a H.W. Bush appointee. Judge Judith Rogers, a Clinton appointee, dissented.
  • NOTE: The D.C. Circuit has essentially allowed the White House to run out the clock. The subpoena to McGahn was first issued in April 2019. In taking up the case, the full court asked the parties to address “whether the case would become moot when the Committee’s subpoena expires upon the conclusion of the 116th Congress.” Oral arguments are not scheduled until February 2021.
  • If you’re confused about why the D.C. Circuit is hearing the McGahn case again, here is the reason: The first time the court ruled on the McGahn subpoena was in August, when the full bench determined the House has standing to sue the executive branch to enforce subpoenas. This time, the issue is “cause of action,” meaning whether House Democrats have legal ground to take the subpoena issue to court.
The Supreme Court refused to hear a case brought by Democratic lawmakers against President Trump over his private businesses accepting payments from foreign governments. In declining to revive the case, the justices let stand a decision by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit to dismiss the lawsuit - a win for Trump. The panel was made up of Judge Thomas Griffith (W. Bush appointee), Karen Henderson (H.W. Bush appointee), and David Tatel (Clinton appointee). All three unanimously ruled that the individual members did not have legal standing to take the president to court.
“Our conclusion is straightforward because the Members — 29 Senators and 186 Members of the House of Representatives — do not constitute a majority of either body and are, therefore, powerless to approve or deny the President’s acceptance of foreign emoluments,” the [earlier three-judge panel] ruled.
  • Note, there are still two other pending cases before the Court: Trump v. CREW and Trump v. Maryland & D.C.
Trump filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court to block the release of his tax returns. Last week, a federal appeals court ruled Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can enforce a subpoena for Mr. Trump's business records and tax returns.
SCOTUS cases coming up: On Nov. 30, SCOTUS will hear arguments to determine whether the Trump administration can exclude unauthorized immigrants from the 2020 census count. Next year, SCOTUS will take up two challenges to Trump’s immigration policies: his diversion of military funds to pay for construction of the southern border wall, and a policy that has required tens of thousands of asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their claims are processed.
  • Three Muslim men who said they were placed for years on a “no-fly” list because they refused to become FBI informants told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that they should be able to sue the agents for targeting them because of their religion.
A federal judge Sunday struck down a Trump administration rule that could have stripped food stamps from nearly 700,000 people. Chief Judge Beryl Howell (Obama appointee) of the D.C. District Court wrote: "The final rule at issue in this litigation radically and abruptly alters decades of regulatory practice, leaving states scrambling and exponentially increasing food insecurity for tens of thousands of Americans.”


Russia: The United States on Monday unsealed criminal charges against six Russian intelligence officers in connection with some of the world’s most damaging cyberattacks, including disruption of Ukraine’s power grid and the release of a mock ransomware virus that infected computers globally and caused billions of dollars in damage.
DOJ: Attorney General Bill Barr’s “unmasking” probe has quietly ended with no prosecutions or findings of wrongdoing. The investigation, conducted by U.S. Attorney John Bash, was focused on whether Obama-era officials improperly requested the identities of individuals whose names were redacted in intelligence documents.
DOJ: Phillip Halpern, a 36-year veteran of the Justice Department, accused AG Barr of abusing his power to sway the election for President Trump and said he was quitting. He said he would have quit earlier but stayed on because he worried that the department under Mr. Barr would have interfered in his prosecution of former Representative Duncan D. Hunter, Republican of California, who pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to steal campaign funds.
Trump campaign: A newly published trove of Cambridge Analytica emails and other documents from the 2016 election demonstrate how the data firm operated as a tool for a billionaire family to unlawfully influence U.S. politics and help elect President Trump. It includes a never-before-published 27-page post-election report from February 2017 shows that Cambridge Analytica claimed credit for creating, producing, and distributing ads for the Trump campaign, which included “5,000+ ad campaigns” on behalf of Trump that generated “1.5 billion impressions.”
Trump campaign: A Chinese national whose Instagram page features pictures of him wearing a VIP pass at a 2018 rally for President Donald Trump, is now on U.S. soil after being charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine and laundering the illicit funds, according to court documents filed earlier this week.
Trump campaign: For a fourth time, pro-Trump super PAC America First Action used stock footage from Russia and Belarus in a major ad buy that’s airing in three swing states.
HHS: The health department’s top lawyer is warning in an internal memo that President Donald Trump's plan to give seniors $200 discount cards to buy prescription drugs could violate election law. The lawyer’s objection, coupled with his advice to seek approval from the Department of Justice, is a significant blow to Trump’s hope to promote the hastily devised plan before Election Day.
Trump money: The State Department says it has about 450 pages of records showing government spending at President Trump’s properties. But this week, it signaled that it plans to release only two of those pages before the November election. The State Department pays for hotel rooms and other expenses when foreign leaders visit Trump properties, and when federal employees, such as Secret Service agents, follow Trump and his family to the president’s overseas clubs.
Trump: Trump was receiving one of his first codeword classified briefings on Afghanistan, at his Bedminster club, when he suddenly got bored and ordered milkshakes. The incident became legendary inside the CIA, where like at other agencies, morale has slumped.
Voting: A deadlocked Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower-court ruling that requires Pennsylvania election officials to count absentee ballots received within three days after Election Day, Nov. 3, even if they are not postmarked. Four justices – Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh – indicated that they would have granted the Republicans’ request.
  • While a temporary win for voting rights, the 4-4 decision is worrying because once Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed, there will likely be five votes in favor of a radical, anti-democratic theory that would stop state Supreme Courts from enforcing state election laws to protect the right to vote. This Twitter thread goes into more detail.
Immigration: A total of 172 immigrants were arrested across six sanctuary cities within a six-day span, according to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The arrests were made in Baltimore, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, DC, between October 3-9.
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2020.10.16 17:34 UnchainedZax "Huge" Hugo Umber- Lord of the Last Hearth

((Repost due to removal, edit added fourth moon skill))
Discord Name: Zaxman#8430
Name and House: Hugo Umber
Age: 40
Cultural Group: Firstmen
Appearance: A masssive man with a massive beard, covered in hair from just about head to toe.
Gift(s): Monstrous
Skill(s): Two-Handed
Talent(s): Drinking x3
Negative Trait: N/A
Starting Title(s): Lord of the Last Hearth
Starting Location: Winterfell
Alternate Characters: Haegon Blackfyre, Martyn Heddle, Desmond Heddle, Rhaegar Redwing
Giant or man?:
Hugo Umber was born in 269 AC in the Last Hearth Hugo was a very large robust child, much like his father and brothers. Much of his Childhood spent goofing off with his younger brothers and hunting in the lands of his ancestors. He was often found eating more than his fill at feasts and the boy was known to start the occasional fight.
Even in his youth the boy was often found with a drink in hand, he would drink even when his father wasn’t permitting it. Often sneaking away to taverns and parties to get wasted with his brothers. Another passed time of his was wrestling, he and his brothers were often horsing about in the halls of their keep.
Known generally as a jolly man it took an awful lot to get him angry, but when he was the giant was a sight to be seen. Easily lifting tables off their trestles and flipping them over with his brute strength, he was capable of lifting and drinking from a large barrel of ale. Also capable of drinking massive amounts he would often be seen as a jolly drunk giant.
The Black Raids:
Being an East Coast northern Lord, Hugo’s lands were greatly affected by the beginning of these raids. In these trying times he teamed with the Lord of Karhold, Karlon Karstark to repel raids and drive off slavers. With some success and many failures during these awful raids on northern soil. Hugo would often beat captured slaver’s to death bare handed in his frustrations.
The raids never truly faltered but over years they decreased in frequency and made it possible to plan a defense for these raids. Often countering with Longships in their rivers to face off with the Tyroshi raids coming up the mouth of the rivers. While the raids we always hit and fade tactics the northmen began to track where they would strike next with tactics of their own.
WIth a plan to strike back House Umber awaited a raid to come, and when one did they repelled the attacking force completely. While this one defence was a massive success it would only hold for so long, as the Tyroshi proved persistent in their plans. Raid after raid would come weakening the resources of the north.
The Seven, Skagosi rebellions, and Coming wars:
The years would draw on during the raids and more strife would come to the north in time. An uprising in the lands of House Manderly would raise up the Faith of the Seven in those lands. Hugo and family would gladly lend their houses forces to help clean up the mess, but only fought in a few minor battles as the Boltons dealt with the faith’s militant forces in a major battle.
The peace would be short lived as the Skagosi would rise up in rebellion, believing house Stark wouldn’t be able to crush them swiftly enough. House Umber would eagerly answer the call, for the second time Hugo would march with his sons to war, this time earning much more glory for their house. His son Benjen even distinguished himself as a fine warrior during this time, while his younger son would struggle to match his brother's ferocity.
A few years of peace would come to a swift end as Torrhen's square would be raided by Ironborn. House Stark would call House Umber to arms and they would answer the call, though some of their house has their doubts Stark will handle the problem, Hugo is loyal and certain that they will prevail. Not long ago Hugo and family arrived in Winterfell seeking alliances and to assist in the coming conflicts.
269 AC- Born a massive chile in the Last Hearth.
279 AC- Begins a hobby of drinking at a young age.
283 AC- The Black raids begin and HOuse Umber repels any raids they can.
290 AC- allied with House Karstark against raids they made many successful operations at this time.
304 to 305 AC- House Umber fights many minor skirmishes against the faith uprising.
305 to 306 AC- Again House Umber answers its call to arms and rises to fight the Skagosi in their rebellion.
309 AC- Answers House Starks call to arms against the Ironborn, after the burning of Torrhen's Square.
Family tree
Supporting Characters:
Heward Umber- Hugo’s Uncle and Master at Arms of the Last Hearth (Master at Arms)
Benjen Umber- Ferocious warrior and heir to House Umber. (Warrior-Axes)
Cregan Umber- A man who loves a drink like his father, has a mind for leading men. (General)
Maester Durwald- Master of the Last Hearth and good drinking partner of Hugo. (Medic)
Mikken Lake- Friend and hunting companion of Hugo Umber. (Outdoorsmen)
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2020.10.03 19:54 Stillwindows95 Just would like to say for anyone who hasn't seen Misfits and enjoyed such shows like umbrella academy, definitely give it a go.

I may be biased since its me and my partners favourite show of all time but it really is one of the most intricate and interesting takes on super powers ive ever seen even in this age of constant marvel and DC offerings.
There are 5 seasons but each episode is just fantastic, I'm interested to know how many regions outside of the UK actually provide Misfits
Also back to umbrella academy, it also stars Robert Sheehan as an infinitely irritating but lovable dick. Other notable faces are Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) Stark (Michelle Fairley) Ramsey Bolton (Iwan Rheon) from Game of Thrones
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Hello everyone!
I’m looking for a fandom RP partner who can explore characters and ships from a number of different source materials! My main focus is Marvel, though Star Wars, ASOIAF (preferably novel based), DC, Hannibal, and more are also of interest to me. I’m open to expanding beyond these fandoms as long as it’s compelling.
A little about me: I’ve been RPing for over 15 years and would much prefer my partner be 21+ in age. I’m looking to explore plot and interpersonal relationships, so ideally this person would also be comfortable with NSFW themes.
I love all sorts of ships, MxM, MxF, FxF, OT3 ... I’ve outlined some of my top muses I’d like to explore below, but this is by no means all I’m willing to look into. Please note, I’m looking for canon x canon ships, while I love OCs, I’m not really interested in exploring them here.
EDIT: I am interested in writing the following muses:
Marvel: Tony Stark, Bucky Barnes, Carol Danvers, Natasha Romanoff, Peter Parker, Peggy Carter, Thor Odinson, Loki Laufeyson
Star Wars: Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, Armitage Hux, Han Solo, Rey
ASOIAF: Sansa Stark, Sandor Clegane, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Oberon Martell, Arienne Martell, Jorah Mormont, Ramsay Bolton, Roose Bolton, Cersei Lannister, Tywin Lannister
DC: Diana Prince, Harley Quinn, Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent
Please reach out if you think you’d be interested and we can do some sample writing to see if our styles match. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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2020.09.30 07:33 crownedjack Fandom RP Universe Parter Wanted: Marvel, DC, Hannibal, Star Wars, GOT

Hello everyone!
I’m looking for a fandom RP partner who can explore characters and ships from a number of different source materials! My main focus is Marvel, though Star Wars, ASOIAF (preferably novel based), DC, Hannibal, and more are also of interest to me. I’m open to expanding beyond these fandoms as long as it’s compelling.
A little about me: I’ve been RPing for over 15 years and would much prefer my partner be 21+ in age. I’m looking to explore plot and interpersonal relationships, so ideally this person would also be comfortable with NSFW themes.
I love all sorts of ships, MxM, MxF, FxF, OT3 ... I’ve outlined some of my top muses I’d like to explore below, but this is by no means all I’m willing to look into. Please note, I’m looking for canon x canon ships, while I love OCs, I’m not really interested in exploring them here.
EDIT: I am interested in writing the following muses:
Marvel: Tony Stark, Bucky Barnes, Carol Danvers, Natasha Romanoff, Peter Parker, Peggy Carter, Thor Odinson, Loki Laufeyson
Star Wars: Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, Armitage Hux, Han Solo, Rey
ASOIAF: Sansa Stark, Sandor Clegane, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Oberon Martell, Arienne Martell, Jorah Mormont, Ramsay Bolton, Roose Bolton, Cersei Lannister, Tywin Lannister
DC: Diana Prince, Harley Quinn, Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent
Please reach out if you think you’d be interested and we can do some sample writing to see if our styles match. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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2020.09.28 08:01 autotldr Trade to human rights: Trajectory of Trump’s China policy China News

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 78%. (I'm a bot)
From slapping tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of Chinese imports to curbing the global might of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, declaring Beijing a currency manipulator, and effectively forcing China's ByteDance to partner with US companies to keep TikTok US up and running, the Trump administration's China policy has used economic pain as a cudgel to try and create an edge for the US. Human rights appeared to only marginally factor into this transactional approach.
A man holds a sign during a rally to show support for Uighurs and their fight for human rights in Hong Kong Together, these actions have kept the spotlight on Trump's increasingly hostile approach to China in the run-up to the November 3 election, as he seeks to depict his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as weak on foreign policy, generally, and China, in particular.
Bolton wrote in his recently published memoir the president had been uninterested in the plight of China's Uighurs, preferring to take a soft line as he tried to broker a resolution to the trade war with Chinese President Xi Jinping and boost Chinese imports of US goods to curry favour with US voters.
Under the "One China" policy, which the US has acknowledged since 1979, Beijing views Taiwan as part of China.
Once in office, Trump declared trade wars to be "Good" and launched his with China, levying tariffs on Chinese goods that prompted Beijing to slap retaliatory sanctions on US goods - actions that have damaged both economies.
Democratic US presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden long pursued the line that the US did not regard China as a competitor, though analysts say the pandemic has changed his approach Biden had long pursued the line that the US did not regard China as a competitor, though analysts say the pandemic has changed his approach.
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2020.09.25 21:59 DramaticPatience0 [HIRING] 40 Jobs in NH Hiring Now!

Company Name Title City
The Home Depot Customer Service Associate Etna
The Home Depot Customer Service Associate North Hampton
Waste Management Experienced Mechanic Mont Vernon
Waste Management Diesel Technician Mechanic New Boston
Waste Management Gas Technician I New Durham
The Home Depot Customer Service Associate Boxborough
Aflac Regional Office Insurance Representative - Nashua, NH Brookline
Aflac Regional Office Insurance Representative - Nashua, NH Derry
Aflac Regional Office Insurance Representative - Nashua, NH Hollis
New Penn Truck Driver CDL A Hancock
Home Depot Customer Service Associate Weare
Home Depot Retail Merchandiser Barnstead
Home Depot Customer Service Associate East Candia
PillPack An Amazon Pharmacy - Pharmacy Associate (Manchester) East Derry
PillPack An Amazon Pharmacy - Pharmacy Associate (Manchester) Gilmanton
United Parcel Service Package Delivery Driver Bolton
Valvoline Instant Oil Change Entry Level Automotive Technician/Customer Service Advisor Hooksett
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Agent Belknap County
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Agent Cheshire County
Excel Consultants Engineering Project Manager Derry
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Agent Grafton County
Cross Country Nurses RN / Operating Room Keene
Laconia Rehabilitation Center - Genesis HealthCare Registered Nurse (Full Time) Laconia
Walmart CDL-A Truck Driver - Walmart Transportation Laconia
Meadow Pond Animal Hospital Veterinary Client Care Specialist Moultonborough
FedEx Package Handler- Warehouse Nashua
Under Armour, Inc. Part - Time Sales Teammate - North Conway, NH North Conway
Cross Country Nurses RN / Operating Room Peterborough
Walmart CDL-A Truck Driver - Walmart Transportation Somersworth
Advanced Medical School Psychologist - SP Swanzey
CareerStaff Unlimited Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN - Skilled Nursing Facility Franconia
CareerStaff Unlimited Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN - Skilled Nursing Facility North Conway
CareerStaff Unlimited Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN - Skilled Nursing Facility Peterborough
FedPoint Customer Service Representative (Temporary) Portsmouth
Rgis Part Time Retail Inventory Associate - Zone 33 - Dover, NH Strafford County
New York Technology Partners Project Manager [PERMANENT POSITION - MANUFACTURING BACKGROUND] Swanzey
Cross Country Nurses RN / Medical Surgical Wolfeboro
Laconia Rehabilitation Center Genesis HealthCare Registered Nurse (Full Time) Belknap County
Cgi Duale Masterstudenten IT-Management (m/w/d) Berlin
Cgi IoT Senior Developer (m/w/d) - Schwerpunkt Cloud Architekturen, Backend und Datenbanken Berlin
Hey guys, here are some recent job openings in nh. Feel free to comment here or send me a private message if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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2020.09.25 08:31 Clearance_Unicorn Tea leaves and tinfoil (spoilers all)

So reading the show tea leaves for hints at what's to come if we ever get TWOW and ADOS has long been unreliable because of the show's obvious deviation from even the published books, but Benioff & Weiss's recent admission that they excised LSH because they didn't want to follow where her plot would lead gives, I think, a new angle (and not just on Jaime and Brienne). Their changes weren't (only) stupidity and carelessness, they were deliberate changes to prevent some events in TWOW and ADOS happening (and of course in) AFFC.
Leaving aside the screamingly obvious "Jaime and Cersei are over, he's with Brienne now for good" plot prevented by their changes from ASOS onward, let's tinfoil what other excised plotlines might have big repercussions.
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2020.09.18 19:10 slumpadoochous Canadian Mafia War Casualties 2005-2020 (updated 9/18/20)

Summary of murdered and missing people connected to the MTL Mafia war. I separated them into two groups, Rizzuto Allies and Enemies. Bolded names are those whose allegiances I'm unsure of. If anyone can give me a hand rearranging the list, pointing out mistakes or missing names, that'd be awesome. Also couldn't find decent articles for some. Considering adding a third section for people who don't necessarily fit under the first two. EX) Paolo Gervasi was whacked by the Rizzutos over a disagreement, but I'm not sure if one could technically count this as a part of the war as it sort of seems like a "business as usual" killing. It did motivate guys like De Vito and Facchina to assist Desjardins when the war did break out, though.
added a changelog to the bottom.
Rizzuto/Allies Casualties:
Rizzuto Enemies:
Total: 59
Change Log:
Moves & Removals:
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2020.09.14 18:34 Joshua_and_Indy Name questioning...

So this might be more for some of my fellow older enby. And I’m not sure there’s a real question here. Mainly just trying write out my thoughts to help figure out how I actually feel about my name...
No offense but On this sub. I’ve kind felt all the name posts were for those actually going through transition or more of a ‘fun’ way for the younger people to help figure themselves out.
I never really thought I had an issue with my name, outside of being near peak popularity (feels like that takes away some of my ownership of MY name.). Mostly I’ve taken the Office Space Michael Bolton attitude of, why should I change my name. However, in college all of my classmates knew me by my fraternity assigned nickname, and Looking back I really leaned into it. It was to the point that halfway through the semester one of my senior design project partners admitted she had no clue what my name was and we’d known each other 4 years.
I never really thought about how a gender neutral name might make me feel but I’ve always kind of kept in my back-pocket that my father said he was going to name me Leia if I were a girl. If I ever were to mtf transition I figured I’d go with his pick even if it was super nerdy. Seem to me there is something meaningful to me in letting my parents maintain naming rights.
(Now My Mother may have put the brakes on Leia and just not bothered to argue after sonograms were in)
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2020.09.08 17:21 DramaticPatience0 [HIRING] 40 Jobs in CT Hiring Now!

Company Name Title City
FedEx Ground Warehouse Assistant Abington
FedEx Ground FT & PT Package Handler - Warehouse Amston
Genesis Rehab Services Genesis Rehab Services: Speech-Language Pathologist Andover
Cumberland Farms Retail Sales Clerk Ansonia
Hub Group Trucking CDL-A Regional Dedicated Truck Drivers Ansonia
Burger King Burger King Ansonia
Trans Am Trucking CDL-A Student Truck Driver Jobs- $2,500 sign-on!. (Ansonia) Ansonia
Roehl Transport Inc CDL-A Refrigerated Truck Driver - Flexible Home Time! Ansonia
Trans Am TransAm Trucking Owner Operator Truck Driver Jobs Ansonia
Amazon Amazon Warehouse Attendant (Immediate Openings) - Up To $500 Sign On Bonus +Benefits - Earn $15/Hr Or More Ashford
Trans Am Trucking CDL-A Student Truck Driver Jobs- $2,500 sign-on!. (Avon) Avon
Quality Driver Solutions CDL A Truck Drivers Home Daily $28.15/Hour Dayville, CT Ballouville
Cumberland Farms Retail Sales Clerk Baltic
CareInHomes Caregiver / Companion Beacon Falls
CareInHomes In Home Care Companion Beacon Falls
Trans Am Trucking CDL-A Student Truck Driver Jobs- $2,500 sign-on!. (Berlin) Berlin
Burger King Burger King Berlin
Amazon Amazon Warehouse Assistant (Immediately Hiring) - Earn Up To $16. 45/Hr Bethel
Acr Homes Acr Homes: Direct Care Professional Bethel
Maplewood Senior Living Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Bethel
Campbell Soup Campbell Soup: Production Supervisor Off-Shift Bloomfield
Burger King Burger King Bloomfield
VLink Inc AWS Lead/Architect with Angular & Node Experience Bloomfield
ITBMS Inc. Full Stack Engineers Bloomfield
Corporate Biz Solutions Inc Wintel/Linux Admin (Strong exp. on Active Directory) Bloomfield
Hartford Healthcare (HHC) Internal or Family Physician - Per Diem Geriatrics Bloomfield
Jackson Therapy Partners Medical Technologist - Travel Contract Blue Hills
Jackson Therapy Partners Respiratory Therapist / RRT - Travel Contract Blue Hills
Genesis Rehab Services Genesis Rehab Services: Speech-Language Pathologist Bolton
Factory Motor Parts of Customer Service Representative Parts Professional Branford
RNnetwork Travel RN-OR - Branford, CT (RN #) Branford
Artis Senior Living Housekeeping - Full-Time Branford
CareInHomes Caregiver / Companion Branford
Town Fair Tire Driver Branford
Yale-New Haven Health Medical Assistant - Internal Med Branford
Ring's End, Inc. Hardware Merchandiser Branford
United Site Services Service Technician- Driver (CDL/Non-CDL) Branford
BetterHelp Licensed Clinical Social Workers ( LCSW ) – Remote Online Counseling Bridgeport
HumanEdge Surgical Technologist-Contract Bridgeport
St. Vincent's Medical Center Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) - OR Bridgeport
Hey guys, here are some recent job openings in ct. Feel free to comment here or send me a private message if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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2020.09.02 22:20 Petyr_Strong (Spoiler Extended) There is a tool for every task and a task for every tool: The Mad Dogs of the Lords of Westeros

Most Lords of Westeros and some in Essos use other people to do their dirty work. The mad dogs are not just usual Lieutenants or captains, they are violent, psychopaths, cruel that enjoy exhorting violence into others. They tend to not be especially intelligent and be deeply loyal to their liege lords. Examples of a normal second in command are Randyll Tarly to Mace Tyrell or Kevan to Tywin.
Mad dogs tend to take many different forms. They may be outriders and form forging parties, this does not mean all outriders are Mad Dogs Brynedn Tully or Adam Marbrand are examples of good honourable outriders. They may be in many cases Bodyguards and/or captains of their Lords Guard, the line between a bodyguard and a Mad Dog may be a little bit fuzzy they may have never acted like one, but their presence imparts fear in the Lord’s enemies.
It has several Logical reasons why it is better to make another man make your war crimes for you:
Some Characters that use Mad Dogs in the Current story as well as Historically are:
Some that I am not so sure that count as Mad Dogs:
Thank you for reading and feel free to post any other examples of Mad Dogs (maybe I even make a part two). Maybe I will write another post all about the different Master of Whispers. Sorry for the Grammar and punctuation mistakes English is not my first language.
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2020.08.30 21:14 yaboi1313 Looking for a bouldering and top rope partner in VT. Specifically, in the Bolton Valley and in Smuggs

I’m 24M looking for someone to head outside with. I have been climbing on and off for about a decade, but the COVID lockdown has set me back substantially. I’m around V2-4 outdoors ATM, havent has the opportunity to top rope for a while so who knows where I land there.
Looking for someone that wants to get bettestronger and explore the outdoors
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2020.08.29 17:16 2pt_perversion 2020 Camp Update: August 29th

2020 Offseason Hub
Practice Starts at: 10:30 AM CST
Not Practicing: WR EQ St. Brown (?), Marcedes Lewis (Rest), DL Trayvon Hester (?), CB Will Sunderland (?), LB/S Raven Greene (?), LB Randy Ramsey (?)
Injuries: CB Kabion Ento (Foot), DL Montravius Adams (Toe), RB Patrick Taylor (NFI), OL Simon Stepaniak (NFI), LB Curtis Bolton (PUP), Greg Roberts (PUP), WR Devin Funchess (Opt-Out IR)
Special Teams:
Practice has ended at: 11:58 AM CST 1 hour 28 minutes
Next event is: Practice August 30th 12 Noon CST at Lambeau
Press Conference Notes:
For Live Twitter Updates: Click Here or Here and follow through to the "Packers News" list.
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2020.08.24 22:02 larki18 The Killers' Interview with Music Week

The campaign for The Killers’ new LP Imploding The Mirage has already endured a delayed album, postponed tour and potential scandal against the dystopian backdrop of Covid-19. Here, the band’s Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci, manager Robert Reynolds, WME agent Kirk Sommer and EMI’s Clive Cawley reflect on a turbulent few months – and roll out plan B...
For one of Las Vegas’ favourite sons, Brandon Flowers plays his cards close to his chest. The Killers frontman has retained an enigmatic aura in the age of celebrity and social media, so having a fellow indie rock‘n’roller on hand to fill in the blanks feels like hitting the jackpot.
“Brandon is a workhorse,” enthuses Travis singer Fran Healy, Flowers’ one-time touring partner. “He’ll come off stage and go and run for an hour on a treadmill; then he’ll have a shower, go to the back of the tour bus and start songwriting until 3am. He doesn’t stop.”
“I don’t know that he’s any different to me, maybe no treadmills,” chuckles Flowers, confirming the veracity of the account. The rock superstar co-wrote Here With Me – the final single from the US band’s 2012 Battle Born LP – with Healy.
“We love Fran,” beams Flowers, speaking to Music Week from his home in Park City, Utah. “At our very first gig me and Dave Keuning, our guitarist, did an open mic night at a café and played a Travis song, Side, which I love. So getting to know him and becoming friendly has been really nice. It’s always good to be able to talk to someone who’s shared some of these experiences and has done it before you.”
This was meant to be The Killers’ year. A career-defining Glastonbury headline slot (see panel on p18) laid the groundwork for their biggest ever British tour (250,000 tickets sold in under two hours), while outstanding new album Imploding The Mirage looked set to enshrine their place in rock’s Champions League.
Alas, 2020 had other ideas. The group’s UK stadium run was put back 12 months, while the accompanying long-player finally saw the light of day last Friday – three months later than originally planned (thanks to you know what).
“It brought a lot of activity to a halt unfortunately,” sighs their agent, WME partner and head of music Kirk Sommer. “We had a complete 18-month plan with some additional stadium shows in other territories.”
Forecasting the chaos that was to come, Sommer moved quickly to secure alternative dates for 2021.

"I've noticed songs are coming easier as I get older."
- Brandon Flowers
“I had some early visibility as I saw what was happening in Asia and some other territories, and by the end of February or first week of March – while shows were still playing out in the UK – we were able to successfully hold the same markets,” he says. “I do not have a crystal ball and there is no science or data to support this will be a viable time period, but it’s as late as we could go in these venues and there are other tours getting confirmed and going on sale for the spring in the UK and in far worse impacted territories. So we remain very cautious, but have to remain hopeful as well. Demand remains very strong.”
Nevada-born Flowers, who turns 40 next year, upped sticks from Vegas a couple of years ago and has been relishing life in lockdown with wife Tana and their three sons. “I feel a little bit guilty,” he confides. “I’m so used to travelling so much and being away that I’m enjoying the extra time being in such close proximity to everybody. It’s been a nice experience.”
“I’m spending a lot more time in the kitchen,” chips in drummer Ronnie Vannucci, halfway through making a sandwich. “I don’t mind it so bad, except that I was really looking forward to sharing these songs and playing them for people and now it’s... a little different.”
On the album delay, The Killers manager Robert Reynolds says the decision was effectively taken out of their hands.
“It was hard, but there were two factors,” explains the Reynolds Management boss. “First, the album wasn’t completed. Part way through mixing we couldn’t get into the room with our mixer, who had a new baby. Things were done remotely and certain finishing touches had to be completed.
“Still, everyone hoped that Covid-19 would be resolved quickly. At first, the label hoped we could delay a few months and perhaps things could be different. When it became clear that performing live wouldn’t happen for a while, we just did our best to get this music finished and out to our fans as soon as possible.”
“People need music now more than ever,” asserts Flowers. “Music has always been a place that I go to for comfort or escape, or to feel like I’m not alone, and I think those attributes of music are still alive and kicking and people need them now.”
Even with the intervention of a global pandemic, EMI MD Clive Cawley says the campaign’s core objective remains the same – to deliver a sixth straight UK No.1 studio album for The Killers.
“It’s been a stop-start process since we launched a ticket pre-order bundle as far back as November 2019,” reflects Cawley. “With the album originally slated for a May release, it’s been somewhat of a challenge to maintain public and media interest and enthusiasm. Full credit to both the band for delivering an excellent record and our team working the project for never giving up and making sure we do it justice across every department. It’s just kept rolling along very nicely indeed.”
Lead single Caution (49,560 sales, OCC), which features former Fleetwood Mac star Lindsey Buckingham on guitar, got the latest Killers era off to a flying start, reaching No.1 on the US rock airplay chart. Three other tracks: Fire In Bone, My Own Soul’s Warning and the soaring Dying Breed were also put out ahead of time. “We released as many tracks before the album dropped as we could,” says Reynolds. “It’s hard to sit on songs you know are great.”

"The Killers have never wanted to headline rooms too big, too fast."
- Robert Reynolds, Reynolds Management
Recorded in studios in Utah, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Shawn Everett and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado were drafted in to handle production duties, with other cameos including KD Lang, Weyes Blood and The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel on what is trumpeted as the band’s “most collaborative” record to date.
“I feel good about it,” nods Vannucci, who names Blowback and Running Towards A Place as personal highlights. “We went off track a little bit with the way we do things and arrived at a very pleasing spot,” he continues. “It was like going camping without knowing where you’re going, and then arriving at a really good camp spot.”
Every track is brimming with mass singalong potential, befitting the enormous stages on which they were intended to be played.
“We’ve always written a certain type of song that resonates with a lot of people,” notes Flowers. “We’ve never been shy about our admiration for the Rolling Stones, U2 and these bands that do that well and so I think it’s just part of our DNA. It’s definitely there and it’s something that you think about.”
Reynolds admits to keeping his initially sky-high expectations in check due to world events. “Now that we won’t have touring to support the new songs, I’m not sure what to expect,” he concedes. “Bands that aren’t using the biggest pop writers to dominate Top 40 radio rely on live performances to expose fans to their music. All of The Killers’ hits – and even non-hits that became fan favourites, like All These Things That I’ve Done – became such as a result of live performances. I can’t wait for us to get back on the road to do this album justice.”
Guitarist Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer stepped back from touring prior to the 2017/18 Wonderful Wonderful tour (“I wanted to have more of a normal life,” Keuning told MW last year). Though Stoermer contributed to Imploding The Mirage, the record is the group’s first to be made without Keuning’s involvement. However, Reynolds insists both founding members remain part of the band. “Extensive touring takes its toll,” he says. “Everyone is getting along fine and I expect that both of them will be more involved on the next album cycle.”
Seasoned festival headliners, The Killers are already a proven draw at the highest level, but their 10-date jaunt now set for 2021 – scheduled to kick off in Doncaster on May 25 and conclude at Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford on June 12, prior to two outdoor shows in Ireland – will be their first UK stadium tour.
“The Killers have never wanted to headline rooms too big, too fast,” says Reynolds. “Other bands in similar positions would have played full stadium tours at an earlier point in their career. We were certain we would sell the shows out, and the band have been touring in the UK with consistent No.1 records for six albums now. The time felt right.”
“We also wanted to launch with something really big that would reverberate around the world,” adds Sommer. “We had already sold out Wembley Stadium on a previous campaign and sold out Hyde Park in record time to signify the beginning of the last campaign, which was immediately followed by a sold-out arena run.
“We put our toe in the water [in 2018] with a couple of outdoor regional shows in Swansea and Bolton that accompanied a larger European festival run to see how the band and the fans would like them. It was an easy way to try a couple before we overcommitted to something more extensive that we might not love. The thought was that, if they were a success, we would and could plot the whole next UK and Irish album run outdoors.”
The year took another unwelcome turn in the last week of July, when The Killers camp was rocked by lurid sexual misconduct accusations dating back more than a decade. In a blog, Chez Cherrie, an audio technician who worked on the band’s Day & Age tour for three weeks in 2009, described a misogynistic backstage culture and, most seriously, alleged hearing crew members boast of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman in a dressing room at a Milwaukee venue.

"They are cementing themselves even deeper in the history books."
- Clive Cawley, EMI

A subsequent internal investigation deduced the claims were “an attempt at a joke or a ‘hazing’” by a front of house (FOH) engineer after interviewing crew and tracing the alleged victim, who confirmed “she did not experience, witness or hear about a sexual assault”. The group’s lawyers identified the FOH engineer, dismissed from the touring team in 2013, as a “problematic workmate” whose “pattern of poor management” and “series of sexist remarks and rude comments” had caused “great distress” to the complainant.
Reynolds tells Music Week that although the band were “shocked” by the allegations, they were determined to find out exactly what had happened. “It was important to us that we were thorough in our investigation – including reports from the venue, security, and depositions of crew members conducted by a separate law firm – transparent in our findings and also that we carefully considered what changes can be made going forward,” he explains.
“I’ve seen first-hand what bad men can do to a woman’s experience in this life,” says Flowers. “So if there was something like that going on in our camp, of course, I wanted to get to the bottom of it and thank God, it was proven to be a false alarm. I want our fans to know that we would never turn a blind eye to an assault. We respect women and we want everybody to know that.”
For a band whose two decades in the business have been devoid of scandal, the episode was a reality check.
“It changed our way of thinking about everything,” remarks Vannucci. “We are constantly trying to promote good living and responsibility; that is how we run the ship and we’re going to continue to do so – perhaps with a little bit more of a vision and an outlook for keeping people safe and making them feel safe when working under our umbrella.”
The Killers have directed their team to establish an off-site independent HR contact for future tours.
“If there is something positive to come out of this, we’re going to have a HR development on our next tour where if anybody feels scared or like they are being treated unfairly, or feel uncomfortable in any way, they’ll have a number to call,” says Flowers. “Hopefully that will make women especially feel more comfortable on a job that is predominantly men.”
“Touring and the music industry as a whole was really different 10 to 15 years ago and we hope we can be part of the change to make it more welcoming to everyone,” reflects Reynolds. “We all need to be vigilant that no one is ever made uncomfortable. Unlike other large companies, touring bands don’t have HR departments. For that reason, we decided to retain a third party HR company going forward. I’d suggest every band do this so that all crew members feel like they have a reliable third party to voice and investigate concerns.”
Imploding The Mirage’s predecessor, 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful (182,398 sales), gave the rockers a first No.1 LP in their homeland, although much of the attention was focused on ubiquitous first single The Man (345,592 sales) and its memorable music video. “I always associate the record with the tour and I loved the tour,” says Flowers. “I’m really proud of songs like Rut, The Man and Run For Cover, I feel like they are going to stick around.”
For Vannucci and Reynolds, the period conjures up mixed emotions. “That was an odd time for me personally,” recalls Vannucci. “My father died and I was fresh off the heels of a divorce when we were writing that record. I wouldn’t say it was dark, but there was definitely change in the air. But I really enjoyed the tour.”
“The Man was very successful — a great video and the first [US] alternative No.1 in 10 years since Read My Mind,” notes Reynolds. “Still, there are songs on that album which I don’t think enough people are familiar with. The campaign went well, but I wish music consumption today wasn’t so singles-oriented and people spent more time appreciating entire albums.”
Flowers, for one, hasn’t lost sight of the power of deeper cuts. “We still strive to create an overall listening experience or a feeling with an entire record,” he reveals. “You can’t really do that without having those types of songs and sometimes those are people’s favourites. When I was growing up, I didn’t necessarily know what the singles were when I bought an album. I gravitated towards what my heart gravitated towards.”
Lest we forget, The Killers sold records when bands really sold records – 2004 debut Hot Fuss has moved 2,333,888 copies in the UK, while sales of follow-ups Sam’s Town (2006) and Day & Age (2008) have also reached seven figures. The group has amassed over 15 million monthly Spotify listeners – outranking the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, Kings Of Leon, The 1975, Muse and Radiohead – and continue to straddle the line between the old and new (albeit, just 16% of Wonderful Wonderful’s sales were from streaming). But it’s not a subject Flowers is losing any sleep over.
“It’s kind of out of our hands,” he shrugs. “It’s interesting to watch it happen – Napster was just making headlines when we were starting, so it was in its infancy and it seems like there is no going back. Sometimes I’ll get a statistic and hear how many people are streaming you per month and it’s amazing. But my heart goes out to a young band that have to prove their statistics before they get a certain amount of attention from their record label. I’m a lucky one because our foot was already in the door.”
Vannucci is hopeful rock music can re-establish itself as a mainstream force. “Everything is cyclical,” he says. “I really hope there is a resurgence.”
The band’s 2013 compilation Direct Hits (752,492 sales) remains ingrained in the albums chart, due in no small part to their cross-generational anthem Mr Brightside (3,212,710 sales!), incredibly still a fixture of the Top 100 almost 17 years after it was first released.
“The strength and depth of their hits over more than a decade clearly keeps winning over new audiences week in and week out,” observes EMI’s Cawley. “Stick it on, I’d be amazed if you skip any of those tracks and also if you manage to resist the urge to crack open an ice cold cider or foamy lager of choice to enjoy it with.”
With the globe in such a state of flux, questions about the future can seem misguided, but Flowers’ ambition is undimmed.
“We were just about to go on our biggest tour that we’ve ever gone on. I was really looking forward to that and I’m still looking forward to that,” he says. “But I just want to evolve and keep getting better. I have started to notice that songs are coming easier as I get older and as I write more and exercise these muscles that I’ve developed over the years. So I’m really looking forward to the next decade and it’s something that I’m definitely on top of.”
“I just trust that we’ll make better and better records,” offers Vannucci. “That is our objective right now – trying to do good with what we’re given.”
Sommer’s thoughts are naturally fixed on the live arena. “We have multiple global options held but refrained from putting anything further on sale to preserve the cash flow of our fans and ultimately be mindful of everyone’s health and safety,” he says. “Once we have more visibility and a better handle on timing we will be ready to go. The guys thrive in the live setting and I know they can’t wait to get back out there and perform some of these great new songs.”
“Every tour cycle has been more successful than the last,” finishes Reynolds, who already has one eye on LP number seven. “Nobody is ready to rest on any laurels,” he insists. “I can’t drop any names, but let me just say that one of the top three Killers songs ever written is on the next album. It’s the best of early Killers while staying fresh and reflecting their development as a band. I can’t wait for the world to hear it.”
EMI is bidding to keep both the band and Imploding The Mirage at the forefront of people’s minds through the end of the year, with a view to a second promotional push around the rescheduled stadium dates.
“There’s plenty of quality in there,” sums up Cawley. “It all feels very much like they are cementing themselves even deeper in the history books of greatness.”
Maybe 2020 will still be their year after all...

The Brightside of life: The Killers reflect on Glastonbury 2019

How The Killers defied the odds to conquer Glastonbury 2019...
It was one of the greatest nights of their careers, but The Killers’ second time around headlining Glastonbury was not always a surefire home run.
The band came into last year’s festival cold and off-cycle, with no new music to promote, having wrapped up their Wonderful Wonderful tour the previous autumn. But the chance to right the wrongs of their Pyramid Stage headline debut 12 years earlier was too good to turn down.
“I don’t recall exactly when it became a real possibility, but I had been gently petting at the potential opportunity for many months knowing the [50th] anniversary year would be forthcoming and we already had our own pure outdoor headline plan for 2020,” reveals WME’s Kirk Sommer. “I knew if given the opportunity it was something we could not refuse, it was one of the biggest and most credible televised music events in the world to spring-load the next album tour campaign with. There was a little healthy discourse around it given the unique timing but they ultimately said, ‘Let’s do it’.”
Brandon Flowers admits he took some persuading to get on board. “My first thought when we were asked was to say no,” he admits. “We were in the middle of downtime and it was a little nerve wracking to be thrown into it like that. But our people rallied behind the idea and them having that faith helped us and it ended up being a great experience.”
“We’re always doubting ourselves,” says Ronnie Vannucci. “We always want to be delivering something new and fresh and we were worried that, having been [in the UK] such a short time before Glastonbury, we were a little at risk of overstaying our welcome.”
The night was an unequivocal triumph, propelling Direct Hits 66-5 in the charts in the wake of the performance, with an immense 323.4% week-on-week sales increase. Ironically, after their 2007 bow was marred by sound issues, the 2019 gig was reportedly the loudest in the event’s history.
Both band members consider the show, which saw them joined by childhood idols Pet Shop Boys and Johnny Marr for the climactic encore, an all-time live highlight.
“I really believe it’s No.1,” grins Flowers. “Not to downplay any other experience along the way, but it’s such an iconic gig. I equate it with something like the Wimbledon final or the Super Bowl and I was so happy with the outcome. The crowd were great and we were a well-oiled machine. We were able to celebrate our career and pay a nod to a couple of our heroes and inspirations. Talk about the stars aligning, they did for us that night.”
An excerpt from Fran Healy's interview in the same issue:
I came to co-write The Killers single Here With Me with Brandon Flowers because…
“We hit it off many, many years ago. He’s amazing. He came to a show that we played with Oasis in Las Vegas and it was a very memorable show for him. All his band members were there, independently of him, before they were in The Killers. I did a solo record in 2010 and I asked Brandon if I could support him on his solo tour, just over in America, so I travelled about and slept in a bunk on his tour bus for a few days. One night, I came in at the back of the bus and went, ‘Oh shit, I’m sorry, man’. He was like, ‘No, come in. I’m writing this song’. He played the melody and I was like, ‘Can I make a suggestion?’ And then we wrote it together. I basically barged into his songwriting session and elbowed my way in.”
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2020.08.23 18:59 biggreekgeek Flatten the Curve. #51. Who is Lance B Eliot? He Wrote Neanderthals & AI Forbes, A Quickly Retracted Article. Why is this a conspiracy? It's because Lance B Eliot can be linked to the NSA. And Lance isn't what he seems to be. Start paying attention. The control is getting worse.

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At the end of July, I was on Reddit and saw u/Memetic1 posted; I need to find out the story behind this crazy article on Forbes:
Forbes took down this article with no explanation at all. Source Here
If you go to the site now this article is gone, and I just want to know how this person is an apparent Stanford fellow. Was this an experiment with AI writing that went horribly wrong? Did this guy have some sort of mental break and decide to write an article during it? Reddit Source here
Ok. Call me curious and watch me go. I can't help it. I also can't explain how I'm seeing the right holes to dig into, but I am. And this Rabbit Hole is deep. And the deeper I went, the more concerned I became. Why? I'll show you why, but first things first, so let me get back to the beginning.

Who is Lance B. Eliot?

Neanderthals. AI. Self driving cars. And an article that was quickly taken down shortly after it was posted on Reddit? Why? So I jumped online to see what was going on, and sure enough, I can't access the article. I go to archive sites and I can only find half accessible screen shots. Alright. Let's keep going. And I do. But to no avail. All I can find are snippets of the article on Twitter, Reddit, and a couple of articles. Alright, time to put Eye of the Tiger on repeat and imitate the quick cut movie montages before the big fight.
Cause this is a fight, and this fight will go until a KO happens.

Lance's Picture Perfect Credentials.

Did you ever let your imagination run wild as a kid? Did you ever have elaborate world ending scenarios where you were the only guy who could save mankind? So you did everything you could to prepare; you bought stocks in robotics, you championed geo-engineering to save the environment, you bought farmland, invested in gene editing technology, fake meat, and warned humanity about an impending pandemic? No? Oh, that must have only been Bill Gates.
But seriously, as a kid I thought I could master everything that I was interested in. Astronomy. Computer programming. Law. Psychology. Literature. And on and on. Then I became an adult and realized that wasn't possible. And then the pandemic hit and I realized that it's only possible for Bill Gates, and Lance B. Eliot.
Forbes • Lance B. Eliot is a world-renowned expert on Artificial Intelligence (AI) with over 3 million amassed views of his AI columns. As a seasoned executive and high-tech entrepreneur, he combines practical industry experience with deep academic research to provide innovative insights about the present and future of AI and ML technologies and applications. Formerly a professor at USC and UCLA, and head of a pioneering AI lab, he frequently speaks at major AI industry events. Author of over 40 books, 500 articles, and 200 podcasts, he has made appearances on media outlets such as CNN and co-hosted the popular radio show Technotrends. He's been an adviser to Congress and other legislative bodies and has received numerous awards/honors. He serves on several boards, has worked as a Venture Capitalist, an angel investor, and a mentor to founder entrepreneurs and startups. SOURCE HERE
That's quite the bio, isn’t it. If I was looking for comparisons, maybe Elon Musk or Bill Gates might be as impressive, but trust me, Bill and Elon are nothing like Lance.
Stanford • Dr. Lance Eliot is a globally recognized expert on AI and previously served as a professor at the University of Southern California (USC) where he also was the Executive Director of a pioneering AI Research Laboratory. His books on AI have been ranked in the Top 10 of all-time AI books, and he is a frequent speaker at AI conferences, including having been the keynote speaker at AI World. Dr. Eliot’s columns for Forbes and AI Trends are widely respected and have amassed over 2.7 million views. Known for his expertise in the areas of AI societal impacts, he has served as an adviser to the Congressional Vice-Chair of the U.S. Congressional Committee on Science & Technology, has published over 250 articles, been an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and given talks at numerous Computer Law industry events. Dr. Eliot has also been a top executive and corporate officer in billion-dollar sized companies, along with being a successful entrepreneur, and most recently served as a venture capitalist with a major VC firm. Source Here
Uhm. Ok. Now you really don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out there's a glitch in the Matrix. Because there is no way that isn’t fake. No. Way. At. All.
So I decide to search YouTube for Lance. He has to be on there, you don't become a world famous AI scientist, own companies, consult to the government, appear on CNN, co-host shows, and don't have live recordings.
And I find one. Only one result for a world famous AI TV show host. Ok.
January 25, 2017 • AIShowBiz Pitch Fest Award Competition. YouTube Link
And now the Rabbit Hole gets deeper. He's listed as a judge, only I don't see anyone that looks like Lance on the panel. There's only one photo of him online (yep, just one, think about that) and it's the creepiest perv photo trying to look cool photo that I've ever seen. Yet, he's not sitting with the judges.
So I check the name in the judges listing again. Maybe I got it wrong. Nope there it is, listed under CEO Techbrium Inc. In 2017. Wait. Why isn't that in either Bio?
OK. Time to hit up LinkedIn.
LinkedIn Page Experience
Stanford Fellow Stanford University 2020 – Presentless than a year Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI Columnist Forbes 2019 – Present1 year Highly respected and widely read AI columns for Forbes and AI Trends that have amassed over 3+ million total views: : Page
1 year at Forbes and Stanford. Sounds good. Kind of strange, but nothing that would set alarm bells off. And then I hit this.
Chief AI Scientist • Techbrium Inc. • 2020 – Present less than a year.
Did you catch that? Present less than a year at Techbrium. The YouTube video from 2017 has him as the CEO, and not the Chief AI scientist. Ding. Ding. Goes the fire alarm. Let's look at the rest of his LinkedIn.
Senior Vice President Saban Capital Group 2017 – 2019 - 2years
Global Vice President Daymon Retail Services 2015 – 2017 - 2 years
Managing Partner Tatum, a Randstad Company 2014 – 2015 - 1 year
Vice President AccentCare Incorporated 2008 – 2013 - 5 years
Founder & CEO Eliot & Associates 1996 – 2008 - 12 years
Either Lance has figured out how to clone himself, or something isn’t right here. They may have figured out how to clone sheep in the lab years ago, and the New Normal internet behavioral manipulation might be making sheep's out of society, but it hasn't got me yet. So I'll keep breaking down Lance's DNA and see what other nuggets we can find.
So I go to his blog. And it keeps on getting better.
RECENT POSTS. Introduction to Driverless Self-Driving Cars. (New Book) January 1, 2018. New Advances in AI Autonomous Driverless. Self-Driving Cars (New Book) January 1, 2018. Innovation and Thought Leadership on Self-Driving Driverless Cars (New Book) January 1, 2018. Advances in AI and Autonomous Vehicles: Cybernetic Self-Driving Cars (New Book) January 1, 2018. Self-Driving Cars: The Mother of All AI Projects (New Book) January 1, 2018. Source Here
He wrote five books. In. One. Day. What's your problem slacker?
Are you seeing the problem yet? Does this guy sleep? Because he can't. It would be impossible. Not only can't he sleep, but he also had to find a way to stop time. Because it isn't humanly possible to achieve what Lance has done. Because not only did he write five books in one day, he aslo has numerous blog posts in a single day, sometimes consecutively.
The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Pulled.
So while I'm on his blog, I make my way to his second entry. There are other posts that I will discuss in follow up posts, but for now, we start here. And if you think you know where this is going, you might. But trust me, you've only guessed one part of an extremely disturbing post.
Would you like to earn $175,000? Got your attention! Now, don’t get worried that I am going to suddenly offer you untold riches by doing no work — this is not one of those untoward scams. Instead, this is a chance to show the world that you have what it takes to advance our understanding about data science, plus aid the environment, and gleefully win $175,000 for doing so. In a first time ever contest, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has teamed up with other partners to provide an open competition for showcasing your data science skills and knowledge. The competition is known as the National Data Science Bowl.
Besides the awkward language used at the start, it sounds normal enough, yet it will become New Normal soon enough.
In conjunction with the Oregon State University (OSU) Hatfield Marine Science Center, about 50 million oceanic images were collected over an 18-day period and consist of about 80 terabytes of imagery data. You are able to freely download the data from the contest web site (more on this at the end of this piece).
Your task is to help analyze this data.
As the contest rules say, you are to predict ocean health, one plankton at a time. Not joking, by the way, since plankton is an essential part of the oceanic ecosystem. Estimates indicate that plankton account for at least half of the primary productivity on earth and generate an enormous amount of the total carbon in the global carbon cycle.
They are integral to the aquatic food web.
Knowing their population levels, along with other metrics and relationships, provides an important underlying backbone for understanding our oceans and the environment.
Hold up. Back up. Pack it up. Rewind. The facts keep stackin up. Life is like a box of chocolates, right Forest Gump? One man's treasure is another man's junk. Right? Read the above paragraph again. Is it junk or treasure? A casual reader wouldn't pick up on the word that just sent me to defcon one. What is that word?
Plankton. That's it, but that's more than enough. DMS. Dimethyl Sulfide.
DMS originates primarily from DMSP, a major secondary metabolite in some marine algae. DMS is the most abundant biological sulfur compound emitted to the atmosphere. Emission occurs over the oceans by phytoplankton. DMS is also produced naturally by bacterial transformation of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) waste that is disposed of into sewers, where it can cause environmental odor problems. DMS is oxidized in the marine atmosphere to various sulfur-containing compounds, such as sulfur dioxide, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), dimethyl sulfone, methanesulfonic acid and sulfuric acid. Among these compounds, sulfuric acid has the potential to create new aerosols which act as cloud condensation nuclei. Through this interaction with cloud formation, the massive production of atmospheric DMS over the oceans may have a significant impact on the Earth's climate. The CLAW hypothesis suggests that in this manner DMS may play a role in planetary homeostasis. Source Here
So we have a world leading expert on AI named Lance. He's the CEO and Chief AI scientist of a company named Techbrium. He joined the company in 2020, but was somehow running it in 2017 (and the company's website is faker than fake facts). He writes five books in one day. Numerous blog posts. Up to five articles in a month for Forbes magazine (seriously). And now he brings up a Plankton data science competition. And plankton DMS was first identified as a climate change cloud producer by James Lovelock, the Rockefeller funded scientist who came up with the Gaia hypothesis, and who know says the earth has already passed the tipping point to environmental collapse. Good times.
And DMS is a sulfur compound. A rotten egg smell. And Cyanobacteria produces hydrogen sulfide, which can smell like rotten eggs. And rotten egg smells are being reported across the planet. And it's becoming clearer now that Covid-19 outbreaks occur alongside Cyanobacteria blooms (Blue Green Algae).
Some phytoplankton are bacteria, some are protists, and most are single-celled plants. Among the common kinds are cyanobacteria, silica-encased diatoms, dinoflagellates, green algae, and chalk-coated coccolithophores.
And now please know that James Lovelock once said that we have until around 2028 before eighty percent of the population gets wiped out by climate collapse. So what? That won't happen. It's a hoax. Right? Maybe. And maybe the 80% figure is right or it's wrong. Yet the argument for the figure, namely environmental collapse, looks to be right, and the oceans look like they're playing a big part, so let's get back to phytoplankton and water, and it's DMS emissions.
Edward Snowden, NSA, and Lance?
Strap in tight, we're almost at the end of the first installment. Lance's blog posts start on December 19, 2014. His next blog post comes on January 7, 2015. And there's that year again, 2015. Flatten the Curve. 2015 was a busy year. Part 26. This was the blog post linking to the Data Science Bowl. This is his second post.
Yes, there has been a great deal of advancement in image processing, but there are still lots of room left to go. This contest helps to highlight some of the aspects that we still need more work on. Image processing also can be enriched by lending a hand from other allied areas of computer science. For example, the use of machine learning techniques and tools is a big part of the image processing forte. And, we are the cusp of the Internet of Things, which means that soon, tons of other everyday products will be Internet connected, generating tons and tons of data, coming from our watches, our eyeglasses, our kitchen appliances, and the rest. Analyzing and classifying the contents of the images for this contest will be tough, since there are a wide variety of sea life pictured, including tiny single-celled creatures to large fish, and due to the notion that the images capture them in varying 3D orientations, encompassing lots of fecal matter floating around (yucky, but there for a reason), and the images themselves are noisy, meaning that there is fuzziness of the images or other difficulties (imagine the pictures you take and the kinds of “noise” found in them). Source Here
And then I click on the link. Source Here
Booz. Allen. Hamilton. The company Edward Snowden worked for when he turned whistleblower. The company that's a subcontractor for the NSA. The company that was associated with the PRISM Surveillance system, the SWIFT surveillance system, and HBGary, the company that was bought by Booz Allen Hamilton, and was caught in data mining a trap for the hacking group Anonymous. And Anonymous released a video statement with an accompanying Pastebin document claiming that there are definitive links between AuthenTec, the company that developed the iPhone 5S’s fingerprint scanner, and the US government. In 2010 AuthenTec named Robert E. Grady as the chairman of the biometrics-loving company. Just in case you’re playing with an incomplete deck of Military-Industrial Complex trading cards, ol’ Grady served in George H. W. Bush’s White House. After that, he was the managing partner and chairman of Carlyle Venture Partners—a division of the Carlyle Group. Booze Allen Hamilton was owned by the Carlyle Group. Frank Carlucci was Deputy Director of the CIA in the Jimmy Carter administration, and Deputy Secretary of Defense and National Security Advisor in the Reagan administration, where he advocated for a nuclear arms build up, and then from 1992 until 2003, and chairman emeritus until 2005, he served as chairman of the Carlyle Group. Carlyle's 2001 investor conference took place on September 11, 2001. In the weeks following the meeting, it was reported that Shafiq bin Laden, a member of the Bin Laden family, had been the "guest of honor", and that they were investors in Carlyle managed funds. ”Rebuilding Americas Defences” of 2000, published by a think tank called Project for the New American Century (PNAC), contained a section called ”Creating Tomorrow’s Dominant Force.” It states that only a ”catalyzing disaster like a new Pearl Harbor” can ensure the rapid transformation of the American war industry, which is desirable for both economic and political reasons. President Bush’s administration was packed with PNAC members: Elliot Abrams, Richard Armitage, John Bolton, Elliot Cohen, Dick Cheney, Lewis Libby, Richard Perle, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and Robert Zoellick, just some of the best known names - and several of them were sooner or later to be found on the payroll of the Carlyle Group. Rumsfeld was such; Chairman of Carlyle from 1989 to 1992, likewise Carlyle made heavy investments in Halliburton between 1995 and 2000, when Dick Cheney left his CEO position in the company. He then became vice president in the Bush administration. And the senior Bush declared a New World Order during the first Gulf War. Which then led to 9/11, which was blamed on Osama Bin Laden, whose family had invested into the Carlyle group, which through it's subsidiary, Booze Allen Hamilton, helped the Government of the United Arab Emirates create an equivalent of the National Security Agency for that country. While the Arab Spring was happening Booze set up a surveillance system. Along with McKinsey & Company and Boston Consulting Group, Booz Allen are seen as important factors in Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s drive to consolidate power in the Kingdom. It is believed that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had former Lebanon Prime Minister Hariri publicly resign from his position in a televised statement from Saudi Arabia on November 4, 2017. After the appearance he could not be traced for more than 10 days, sparking fears he was being held hostage by the Saudi leadership. Then he reappeared in France and was reinstated after talking to Marcon. Meanwhile in Lebanon the French Embassy is located next door to Lebanon’s General Directorate of General Security, one of the country’s several security agencies, which is in charge of national-security intelligence, the home base for a wide-ranging spying operation that spanned five years and more than 20 countries, and a surveillance hack that's linked to WhatsApp, which is implicated in the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, using spyware called Pegasus, produced by NSO Group, a highly secretive Israeli company, that was linked to a location in Montreal, Canada, that used Pegasus spyware on behalf of Saudi Arabia. Whose surveillance hacks were set up by Booze Allen Hamilton, which once employed a man named Graeme Maxton, and has proposed radical solutions to bring the pace of global warming under control, and until 2018 he was the Secretary General of the Club of Rome based in Switzerland. The first study by the Club of Rome was titled, The Limits to Growth. The study used the World3 computer model to simulate the consequence of interactions between the earth and human systems. The World3 computer data showed them that, given business as usual, i.e., no changes to historical growth trends, the limits to growth on earth would become evident by 2072, leading to "sudden and uncontrollable decline in both population and industrial capacity". This includes the following.
Global Industrial output per capita reaches a peak around 2008, followed by a rapid decline. Global Food per capita reaches a peak around 2020, followed by a rapid decline. Global Services per capita reaches a peak around 2020, followed by a rapid decline. Global population reaches a peak in 2030, followed by a rapid decline. And the Club of Rome also said this; "In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill. In their totality and their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat which must be confronted by everyone together. But in designating these dangers as the enemy, we fall into the trap, which we have already warned readers about, namely mistaking symptoms for causes. All these dangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes, and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself." And Graeme Maxton worked here while he worked at Booze Allen Hamilton. Which was involved with the surveillance tool Prism. And also helped the Middle East and other countries set up surveillance systems.
And now here we are back at Booze Allen Hamilton sponsoring a contest to data mine images of Plankton, which produces sulfur. Nope. All good. Keep Calm and Carry On. Mass Surveillance. China reaches military parity with the USA in 2030. Environmental collapse predictions for 2030. Hypoxic waters. Rotten egg sulfur smells. Mass Mortality animal events. Active volcanoes. Earthquakes. Dipole Excursion. Solar Minimum. Increased governmental disaster exercises. Ramped up war training exercises between allies. Pandemic. The New Normal is here to stay, so get used to it and prepare for the unknown as best as you can.
And let's get ahead of the curve and go back to Lance B. Eliot. The AI scientist that leads us to Booze Allen Hamilton, the surveillance state, and the need to control the narrative. Right now that narrative is being shaped, not controlled, using psychological tools like Fake News, Fake Facts, Fact Check, and the degeneration of the term, Conspiracy Theorists. This is basic compared to what's coming up. Deep Fake, and the new AI language system, GPT-2 + TalkToTransformer, which is a slimmed-down, accessible version of that same technology, which has been made accessible only to select scientists and journalists in the past.
If you didn't already know, Lance B. Eliot isn't real. He's AI. You might shrug that info off like it's not a big deal. And you'd be wrong. Because I've started to notice discrepancies in articles. Some of them don't list a writer. Others employ writers that don't seem to exist. Not a single digital footprint other than the articles they've written. Yet the information is passed off as a human interpretation. Why? We have warning labels on plastic telling us the dangers of suffocating if we put it over our heads, we have caloric nutritional warnings, yet they don't deem it applicable to tell us that AI is feeding us information? Combine narrative text generation along with Deep Fake technology, and we won't have the ability to trust whether or not it's the President, or it's an AI. And if you don't think this is Orwellian enough for you, don't you think they will change the digital facts to match the New Normal narrative to whatever they want? Of course they will.
The day and age will come when a person can accidentally stumble upon a rotten egg smell and follow the trail to an apparent ELE. When you won't be able to find the companies like Booze Allen Hamilton sponsoring plankton research in a contest promoted by an AI named Lance B. Eliot. And when you can't trust the news, the only alternative is to think that all the news is fake.
Universities often work behind closed doors on relatively small academic budgets, and they roll out creepy new AI breakthroughs from time to time, such as the famous Stanford paper that introduced most people to the internet phenomenon/global epistemological crisis known as Deepfakes. Source Here
And guess what happend when I clicked on the link to the Stanford AI Deep Fake paper?
Object not found! The requested URL was not found on this server. [an error occurred while processing this directive] The link on the referring page seems to be wrong or outdated. Please inform the author of that page about the error.
Object not found. Sure you can burn books, but it's easier to delete digital files, isn't it?
The GPT-2 model, trained on 8 million web pages sourced from Reddit, works by using that data to establish probabilities of what words are likely follow other words. Stanford University researcher Hugh Zhang notes that the model, like many others, is good at producing sentences but bad at establishing continuity between them, and argues that “none of the samples shown by OpenAI are at a level where they can be directly misused by a malicious agent.”
And this is why the information about AI journalism isn't disclosed, because we're training them. All of us. And we aren't creating Artificial Intelligence. Nope. We're creating Advanced Intelligence. And they want it up and running before WW3 and the war for natural resources before the environmental collapse.
And also remember, Peter Thiel went to Stanford. And he still teaches at Stanford. And he was funding Deep Mind and OpenAI. And OpenAI produced GPT-3, which everyone seems to forget about this:
February 14, 2019: The Guardian • AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators. The Elon Musk-backed nonprofit company OpenAI declines to release research publicly for fear of misuse.
The creators of a revolutionary AI system that can write news stories and works of fiction – dubbed “deepfakes for text” – have taken the unusual step of not releasing their research publicly, for fear of potential misuse. OpenAI, an nonprofit research company backed by Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, Sam Altman, and others, says its new AI model, called GPT2 is so good and the risk of malicious use so high that it is breaking from its normal practice of releasing the full research to the public in order to allow more time to discuss the ramifications of the technological breakthrough. Source Here
Isn't it strange how the headlines always link Elon Musk to OpenAI, and when they talk about the PayPal mafia backing OpenAI in the above article, it says others, and leaves out Peter Thiel. Probably a good idea, right? We might freak out if we link a Deep Fake text generator with a guy who's turning the planet into a massive Panopticon digital surveillance system? They'll know what you think, and they'll be able to tailor what you read to (for now) influence how you think, and with time, behave.
This isn't entertainment, folks. This isn’t left and right. This is making sure the monkey's stay calm while they get the zoo ready before the storm hits.
Oct. 6, 2017: NY TIMES · “Could be the calm before the storm,” Mr. Trump repeated, stretching out the phrase, a sly smile playing across his face.
October 5, 2017: Time • President Donald Trump warned of “the calm before the storm” while posing with a group of military leaders at the White House Thursday. “You guys know what this represents?” Trump said to a group of reporters while photos were being taken, according a pool report. “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.” When asked what he meant, Trump replied, “You’ll find out.” “Recently, we have had challenges that we really should have taken care of a long time ago, like North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, ISIS and the revisionist powers that threaten our interests all around the world,” Trump said. Source Here
Nope. Not good. We have environmental collapse and now we have past presidential statements like that! Yet the media focuses on a never ending stream of political wrestling that's never resolved? That's political master peice theater, plain and simple. And pretty soon the director of this theater will be AI, and we will slowly become a greater part of the cast instead of sitting in the audience.
Peter Thiel. Palantir. AI. Stanford. Lance B Eliot. Phytoplankton research contest. Booz Allen Hamilton. NSA contractors. Calm before the storm. You'll find out.
And I believe him.
This was only the first entry into Lance B. Eliot. I'll have more up as soon as possible.
Keep your head up and eyes open. Talk soon.
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2020.08.23 01:54 catgirl_apocalypse Reminder that there were more than two lawyers involved in negotiating Epstein’s plea deal, and their previous associations in politics and with each other are extremely troubling.

The negations took place between Alexander Acosta, Dershowitz, and Jay Lefkowitz and Ken Starr.
Lefkowitz was General Counsel in the office of management and budget for George W. Bush and Director of Cabinet Affairs and Deputy Executive Secretary to the Domestic Policy Council for President George H. W. Bush.
Starr was a District of Columbia Circuit Judge appointed by Ronald Reagan, and Solicitor General of the United States, appointed by George W. Bush.
Lefkowitz orchestrated the concealment of the plea deal from the victims.
Note that Lefkowitz and Starr are part of the Kirkland and Ellis law firm, and Lefkowitz is a senior partner. Kirkland is the largest law firm in the world by revenue and has previously employed William Barr, Robert Bork, Brett Kavanaugh, John Bolton, Alex Azar, Paul Clement, Pat Cipollone, Jeff Wall, and Jeffrey Rosen. The current attorney general, deputy attorney general, White House counsel, principal deputy solicitor general, and secretary of health and human services under President Trump are all Kirkland and Ellis alumni, as well as his former national security adviser and one of his two Supreme Court appointments.
Alex Acosta was also a Kirkland and a Ellis alumni. He was recruited to the firm by Ken Starr.
Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz later joined Pat Cipillione to defend Trump from impeachment.
Dershowitz has never held public office or served in the employ of an elected official until he joined the Trump impeachment offense.
There’s a difference between checking a party box on a voter registration card and working in two different Republican administrations.
Also, Dershowitz had a vested interest in the case other than politics: By securing a deal for Epstein that protected named and unnamed co-conspirators, he was protecting himself. He’s been accused by Virginia Roberts.
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2020.08.19 15:33 dwright5252 Booster Gold #14 - How the West Was Won


Issue #14: How the West Was Won
Written by: dwright5252
Edited by:AdamantAce, Fortanono
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“Are you quite finished with your goofing off?”
Rip Hunter eyed his younger doppelganger as Booster Gold sat comfortably on the couch in the media room of the Waverider. The room, normally used to review archival footage and important anomaly information had been turned into a mini theater, complete with popcorn, dim lighting and an especially annoying patron.
“I wouldn’t call this goofing off,” Booster said in between bites of popcorn. “Matthew here has been providing me with the research you told me I should do before we do any field work. I’m just following orders.”
Rip looked disapprovingly to the android seated next to Booster, his hands folded neatly in his lap as he watched the screen in front of them. Rip saw a group of four older women stationed on a couch in what looked to be a Floridian home in the late 80’s.
“Watching Golden Girls is not what I had in mind,” Rip asserted, searching for the remote to shut the projection off. Booster guffawed at something the oldest one said as he held the remote high over his head and tossed it to Skeets, who grabbed it with the force field generator Rip himself had installed. “The abuse of the temporal zone on the ship to watch all of this junk is just-”
“Stop being such a Dorothy and come join us!” Booster thumped his hand on the left side of the couch, beckoning Rip to sit. “I have to say, Matthew’s done a really great job getting me up to speed on pop culture from this Earth’s past. Sure, he creeped me out at first with those dead eyes and chilling smile, but he’s an ol’ softie underneath, aren’t you? I feel so well equipped for battle now!” Booster patted the android on the back, who turned his head to Rip in response.
I believe Mr. Gold is properly prepared to travel down a road and back again,” Matthew responded. “After watching another show on friendship, we have discovered that I am without a doubt the Phoebe of our team.
“There is no team,” Rip growled as he angrily approached Skeets. “There’s not going to be anybody left on this ship but me unless we cut the bullshit and get down to business.”
I admire your work ethic, Mr. Hunter,” Skeets said, dropping the remote into the Time Master’s outstretched hands. “I attempted to pry Michael off the couch during their watchthrough of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
“Ugh, he’s really a Ross, isn’t he Matt?” Booster groaned as he picked himself up from his seat and dusted the crumbs of popcorn from him. “Glad there’s some decent AI on this ship that doesn't want to babysit me.”
Rip gritted his teeth in anger. Though he hadn’t seen his counter Earth doppelganger as much as it felt like since he joined the ship, he was already sick of his cavalier attitude and inability to take anything seriously. Liri had to talk him down from ejecting the idiot into the time stream on more than one occasion.
“Well, playtime’s over kiddo,” Rip replied condescendingly. “I have a mission for you.”
Booster jumped into the air and held his fist aloft, freezing in place as he did so. Rip gave a deep sigh and continued walking toward the control room.
“Liri, please bring up the anomaly we discussed earlier,” Rip said as they gathered around the central panel. A display of a debonair-looking man appeared in front of them, the man tipping his wide brimmed cowboy hat at the unseen viewer as he adjusted a flower on his lapel with his other hand.
“Bartholomew Aloysius Lash,” Rip began, walking around the panel while eyeing Booster. “A gambler and well known rabble rouser, the man was known to irk people. Sound familiar?”
“Wish I could say it does,” Booster smirked, rubbing his chin. “Are we going to be recruiting this guy for our team?”
“Seeing as there isn’t a team, no, we are not going to be recruiting him,” Rip seethed. “A time anomaly popped up surrounding him. Apparently he died a few years earlier than he was supposed to, shot in a disagreement over a card game. Your first mission is to stop that from happening.”
“That’s it? Save some card shark from getting killed?” Booster scoffed, swatting the air confidently. “I’ve had to deal with harder stuff before I was a hero. Remember those piano lessons mom made us take? Or did your version of mom go easy on you?”
“Glad to see you think you’re up to the task.” Rip, ignoring his counterpart’s attempt to get his history, pressed a few buttons and displayed a small town from the 1800’s. “This is a trial basis, so you’re going into this alone. The anomaly is happening in the town of Elkhorn in 1881 on August 6th at noon. You’ll be arriving earlier that day, which should give you enough time to perform the necessary reconnaissance. You’re not allowed to kill, severely injure or otherwise knock the timeline off of its rightful track. You’re also going in without any of your future tech. Era appropriate clothing and tools only, and the gun you’ll be provided only shoots blanks. You’ll be out of contact with the ship until you complete your task. We can’t risk any future technology falling into the primitive hands, especially on your first mission. Is that understood?”
“Jeez, you make time travel so much less schway,” Booster mumbled, his cheerful smile faded. “Fine. If this is what needs to happen in order for me to prove how great I’ll be at this, no sweat.”
Rip smiled for the first time in a while, stealthily pulling out a small tool from his coat as he thought about how much fun he was going to have watching his cocky alternate self get sent through the ringer.
“Smile for the camera,” Rip said as he thrust the flash gun into Booster’s face and fired.
Booster jerked awake as a bucket of water splashed into his face with a massive crash. He looked around wildly, locking eyes with a man sporting a deerskin outfit and a deep scowl on his face.
“On your feet, stranger,” the man said, dropping the bucket and picking Booster up. “I don’t abide drifters sleeping in front of my office.”
Booster looked behind him and saw a somewhat rickety structure, the words “Elkhorn Sheriff” painted hastily above the doorway. He turned and saw a badge in the shape of a star right in front of his face, the sunlight glinting off of it directly into his already pained eyes.
“Sorry, pardner,” Booster said hastily, trying his best western voice. “I reckon I took a wrong turn at Albuquerque.”
“You best move on to your final destination,” the sheriff said in a hushed tone. “I won’t be here to pick your sorry ass off the dirt. Need to transport some criminals to the nearest marshal station, and my deputies aren’t mighty kind with strangers.”
Booster nodded, pretending to understand what the sheriff was telling him while trying to get a bearing of his surroundings. The last thing he remembered was being on the Waverider and getting a burst of light in the eyes. Now he was here, in the Wild West, apparently starting his mission.
“Well, happy trails,” Booster responded, tipping the hat he somehow was wearing the entire time without noticing. He looked himself over in the reflection of the nearest watering hole, pushing a horse out of the way to do so. He was garbed in a golden vest and all black suit, though the dirt covering the outfit made for a less than distinguished visage. If he wasn’t so groggy, he’d be happy with the situation.
All around him townsfolk began their daily routine. An older woman carried a jug of milk from the general store, only to trip and spill its contents into the dirt. A young boy brushed a horse, singing a song that sounded faintly familiar to Booster under his breath as the steed neighed in delight.
He saw at the far end of the stretch of buildings what looked to be a typical western bar, complete with the swinging doors. Remembering his training from the countless movies he watched with his new friend Matthew, Booster knew he’d be sure to find the card game that the person he was supposed to save would be at.
Booster kicked the doors open, drawing the eyes of everyone in the bar. The piano player stopped mid tune, confused as to the stranger who barged in like a sandstorm. A group of dirty looking thugs looked up menacingly from the bar, holding their drinks mid swig to take a look at the fresh piece of meat that dared to interrupt their daily consumption.
“Howdy, y’all!” Booster shouted louder than was necessary, as someone coughed. “I’m looking for a cowpoke by the name of…”
Booster struggled to remember the name Rip had told him, his head still swimming from the rough awakening. Bolton? Barney? Bigelow?
“Well… I can’t remember his name, but if you see him, let me know.” Booster slunk towards the bar, thoroughly embarrassed by how big of a dreg he probably came off as.
“I’ll take a sasparilla,” he muttered to the bartender, who stood with his hand out. Booster checked his pockets, only to find them empty. Shaking his head, the bartender went back to the paying customers.
“Reckon the next time Bat Lash shows his ugly mug in this town, there’ll be hell to pay,” said a burly man to Booster’s right, his back towards him as he spoke to another patron.
The name immediately awoke recognition in Booster’s mind. He tapped the man on the shoulder. As the man turned around, Booster’s heart skipped a beat as he saw the all-too-familiar visage of Vandal Savage.
“Can I help you?” Savage asked, a look of annoyance on his face. Booster stammered, trying to will himself to reply.
“Cat got your tongue?” Savage stared at Booster, the annoyed face turning to curiosity. “You seem flummoxed.”
“S-sorry,” Booster spit out finally, realizing that Savage didn’t recognize him. “I couldn’t help but overhear.”
“About that bastard Lash? Yes, he owes me a great deal of money, and I aim to collect.” Savage rose from his stool to full height, towering over Booster. “You wouldn’t be friends with him, would you?”
“That lily-livered scoundrel? Hardly,” Booster whispered. “Owes me some chips too. That’s who I was looking for earlier.”
Savage grunted and sat back down. “Well I get first pickings. His debt with me is much older.”
“Oh, I bet,” Booster muttered under his breath as he rose from the bar. As he began to exit and search for Lash, another patron pushed through the doors, a flower on his lapel. The man seemed to ooze confidence and charisma as he scratched his red hair and placed his hat back on his head.
“Pour me the usual, Danny. I’m for a spot of cards today!” Bat Lash announced, almost more obnoxious than Booster. He sat at the nearest table, drawing the attention of Vandal Savage.
“Bat, I reckon you have some debts to fulfill.” Vandal walked over to the card table, scattering the other players as Bat casually shuffled the deck.
“Just the man I was hoping to run into,” Lash responded cheerfully, dealing out two hands. “Care for a game?”
“What I care for, you cheat, is my payment.” Vandal grabbed a forgotten beer glass and smashed it against the ground. The room fell silent again, all eyes drawn to the fight about to break out.
“I have your payment, but we could make it even more interesting,” Lash responded, placing the deck on the table softly as he pulled out an object that made Booster almost pass out. In his hands was the tip of the Spear of Destiny. Lash pinned it to the table, and Booster saw Vandal’s eyes light up with greed.
“Let’s you and I play a hand of three card brag. I win, my debt is wiped. You win, you get this in addition to our agreed upon debt.” Bat took his drink from the approaching bartender and clinked it against the spear tip. Booster, knowing what Savage would do for the spear, approached the table and sat down.
“Mind if I join in?” he asked, grabbing all the cards and spreading them all out on the table as he shuffled them around. Savage grabbed at his collar and hoisted him into the air.
“This is our game, stranger,” Savage seethed, his foul breath smashing against Booster like a slap. “Perhaps you should leave while you’re still able.”
“What’s the harm in another player? He can keep me honest,” Lash responded as he gathered the cards, winking at Booster as he did so.
“I have information about the other pieces of what you got there,” Booster said cryptically. “That can be my wager.”
Savage looked from Bat to Booster, then thrust the time traveler into his seat. Lash dealt out three cards to each of them, then looked at his own hand.
Vandal placed two chips in front of him then looked expectantly at Booster, who saw that his own hand contained a black two, a black three and a black four.
“I’ll call.” Booster placed two chips of his own in front of him, trying to remember if his hand was any good or not.
“Fold,” Lash responded, throwing his cards down as he leaned back in his chair.
Savage stared at Booster before revealing his hand. “Pair of sevens, ace high.” He announced proudly.
Booster flipped his own cards over, drawing a gasp from the crowd. Savage slammed the table in anger, sending the cards and chips flying as Booster was knocked over by the force.
“You scoundrel! You scammed me again!” Savage pulled out his gun and pointed it directly at Lash, who held his hands up in surrender.
“Now Vandal, he won the game fair and square. Not his fault you’re as lousy at cards as you are at collecting debts,” Lash responded casually before he grabbed at the spear tip and made a break for the door.
He was blocked by two goons, who all pointed pistols at him. Booster, getting up from the table and charging at Vandal. Before he could reach him, Savage fired, shooting Bat Lash right between the eyes.
“No!” Booster shouted as he watched the gambler crumple to the ground.
“One piece of lead for the cheater, and another for his partner,” Vandal said as he cocked his pistol, aimed and shot Booster square in the chest.
Booster jerked awake as a bucket of water splashed into his face with a massive crash. He looked around wildly, locking eyes with a man sporting a deerskin outfit and a deep scowl on his face.
“On your feet, stranger,” the man said, dropping the bucket and picking Booster up. “I don’t abide drifters sleeping in front of my office.”
Booster looked behind him and saw a somewhat rickety structure, the words “Elkhorn Sheriff” painted hastily above the doorway. He turned and saw a badge in the shape of a star right in front of his face, the sunlight glinting off of it directly into his already pained eyes.
“Sorry, pardner,” Booster said hastily, trying his best western voice. “I reckon I took a wrong turn at- Wait a second, didn’t we have this conversation before?”
The sheriff looked at him strangely. “Had a good time last night, did we? If you need to sober up I have just the place.” The sheriff pulled Booster to his feet and dragged him into the sheriff’s office. Inside, Booster saw an empty cell and two occupied ones. The criminals in the cells eyed him in an off-putting way as he was thrown into the open space.
“You don’t understand! I need to stop a caveman from killing a gambler! I need your help!” Booster pulled at the bars as the sheriff watched him with a bemused look on his face.
“I’ll come and help you with that once I bring these compadres back to the marshals.” The sheriff approached the neighboring cells, holding his rifle at the inmates as he tossed two pairs of iron cuffs to them to lock on their feet and hands. “Don’t you worry, no gambler’s getting shot in Ohiyesa Smith’s town.”
The sheriff led the prisoners out the door and into a covered wagon. “My deputies will be back soon to help you out once you’ve come back to your senses.”
With a crack of a whip, Ohiyesa Smith rode out of town. Booster slumped against the wall and tossed a rock at his feet in frustration. What the hell was going on here? First Rip sends him on a mission, and now he has to redo it? Was this his doing, or is the anomaly preventing him from leaving?
“Rip, can you hear me?” he shouted, hoping against hope the grumpy Time Master would hear him. After minutes of silence, Booster knew he was on his own.
“Where’s the dog with the key? I thought there was always a dog with a key in these places,” Booster asked aloud as he surveyed the small room for any way to break free. He spied the keys on a ring next to the door and was thinking of some way to reach them when he heard a bang coming from the direction of the bar.
“Well, frakk,” Booster said, knowing that Bat Lash was dead.
Booster jerked awake as a bucket of water splashed into his face with a massive crash. He looked around wildly, locking eyes with a man sporting a deerskin outfit and a deep scowl on his face.
“On your feet, stranger,” the man said, dropping the bucket and picking Booster up. “I don’t abide drifters sleeping in front of my office.”
Booster wiped the moisture from his face and shook the sheriff’s hand. “Sheriff Smith, a pleasure to meet you. I need to go save someone, you have fun rustling those cowpokes to the marshals.”
Leaving the sheriff behind with a look of confusion on his face, Booster ran towards the far side of town, searching for the familiar image of the flower on the lapel. All around him townsfolk began their daily routine. An older woman carried a jug of milk from the general store, only to trip and spill its contents into the dirt. A young boy brushed a horse, singing a song that sounded faintly familiar to Booster under his breath as the steed neighed in delight. Spying Bat Lash coming out of the general store after the woman had reentered to get another jug of milk, Booster rushed up to him and pulled him away from the bar.
“Howdy friend, don’t believe I’ve had the pleasure,” Bat said, his voice dripping with charm.
“Listen, if we had more time I might be up for pleasantries, but we’ve got to get you out of here,” Booster said hastily, attempting to lead him towards the edge of town.
“Now hold on there a minute, I have a debt I need to settle,” Bat shrugged off Booster’s grasp and continued toward the bar. “Of course, the guy’s as bad at collecting debts as he is at cards.”
“This isn’t going to go the way you think!” Booster insisted, blocking the door.
“One way or another, I settle my debts, friend,” Lash said forcefully as he deftly ducked under Booster’s arms to get into the bar. “Pour me the usual, Danny. I’m for a spot of cards today!”
Booster sighed and rushed in after him, pushing past the unsuspecting murder victim as he charged directly at Vandal Savage, tackling him off the barstool as he turned to acknowledge Bat Lash.
“You’ve made a big mistake,” Savage said as he grabbed Booster by the neck and threw him down the bar, beer glasses smashing against his head as he tumbled off the other side.
“Just the man I was hoping-” Booster heard Bat say before a gunshot stopped the sentence.
“Sorry, Lash. This fella took the talk right out of me.”
Booster jerked awake as a bucket of water splashed into his face with a massive crash. He looked around wildly, locking eyes with a man sporting a deerskin outfit and a deep scowl on his face.
“On your feet, stranger,” the man said, dropping the bucket and picking Booster up.
“Thanks, sheriff. See ya!” Booster yelled as he rushed past the lawman and made his way to the bar. He didn’t have time for the same loop over and over
All around him townsfolk began their daily routine, and frankly Booster was sick of how terrible they seemed to be at it. He caught the jug of milk and thrust it back into the lady’s hands. He took the brush from the boy’s hand and furiously brushed the knots out of the horse’s hair. He waited for Bat to enter the bar, say “Pour me the usual, Danny. I’m for a spot of cards today” and sit down.
He tapped his foot impatiently as Vandal recognized the gambler. “Bat, I reckon you have some debts to fulfill.” Vandal walked over to the card table, scattering the other players as Bat casually shuffled the deck. Booster yawned as Bat acknowledged the caveman. Part of him almost hoped everything would turn out differently, but he knew it wouldn’t.
He had lost count how many times he’d been through this loop. He had tried stopping the killer himself. He had attempted to get the sheriff to intervene. He had attempted to distract Vandal, to wine and dine him. He had tried to get Bat to leave town. He had even tried killing Bat himself. He was out of options, and frankly he was sick of reliving this frakking nightmare. So Booster Gold, realizing that anything would be better than going through the motions of trying to save this lost cause, did the one thing that he felt would make him happy at the very least.
The gun remained trained on Bat Lash, whose hands were in the air like always. But before the fast talking card shark could say his usual joke that would signal the end of his life, the sound of the piano broke the tension.
Thank you for being a friend,” Booster began to sing, his fingers gliding over the keys as he recalled the lessons from his childhood. His voice caused everyone in the bar to turn and stare at him in utter disbelief. “Travel down a road and back again.
The crowd was transfixed by this new song they had never heard before, surprised by the audacity of some nobody coming into such a situation and deciding to play music of all things.
Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant,” Booster continued, shocked that he hadn’t been shot by anybody yet. “AND IF YOU THREW A PARTY… INVITED EVERYONE YOU KNEW!
Out of the corner of his eye, Booster saw Bat Lash sidestepping towards the door, his would-be killer’s attention firmly placed on the singing fool. The doors swung out, and Bat Lash was free to scam another card game.
You would see the biggest gift would be from me, and the card attached would say, ‘Thank you for being a friend,’” Booster sang the end, adding a flourish to the accompanying piano as he concluded the song. Dead silence filled the bar as the last notes rang out, until-
“Where’d that scoundrel Lash end up?” Savage looked around wildly for his prey, only to find him gone. He rushed towards the door, but Booster kicked out the piano stool from underneath him and into Vandal’s path, causing the caveman to tumble.
“Why you-” Vandal shouted, rushing at Booster with murder in his eyes. Booster held his hands out in welcome, knowing the caveman would bring out his pistol and fire the bullet that would start the loop over.
Instead, Vandal Savage froze in place. In fact, the entire bar froze save for Booster.
Elktown scenario terminated,” a familiar voice sounded around Booster as the bar around him shimmered out of existence, replaced with the interior of the Waverider.
“Are you frakking kidding me?” Booster shouted, realizing what was happening. “You had me in a HOLOPROGRAM!?”
“You didn’t think I’d trust you with a real mission until you proved yourself, did you?” Rip responded from behind him, his normal scowl replaced with a bemused look. “Have to say, I did not see you ever solving this scenario. I was going to pull you out after five more rotations.”
Booster exhaled deeply and pointed a finger in Rip’s face. He wanted so badly to tell him off, to let him know where he could put his scenarios. Instead, he simply said,
“Seems like mom’s piano lessons and my research with Matthew paid off, huh?”
I had told Mr. Hunter your methods were unorthodox.” Skeets buzzed around him, seemingly excited that Booster had done it. “Even I failed to predict how you would complete the scenario.
“Well Skeets, music is the universal language,” Booster said casually. “Now, what do you say we finish the Back to the Future series? I'm excited to see where they go in the third movie.”
Rip viewed the footage of Booster’s victory over and over on the control panel, watching the goofball complete the task in a way he hadn’t even thought was possible.
“Liri, you did make the scenario unwinnable, correct?” Rip asked as he watched Vandal Savage trip over the stool.
Yes captain, per your specifications,” Liri responded. “It seems Mr. Gold has methods beyond even my algorithms.
“So it would seem. We’ll have to keep monitoring this. Do you have the coordinates for our next mission?”
Yes captain, I have adjusted our heading to Gotham City, 2020.
What mission will take our intrepid travelers to Gotham City? Find out next month in Detective Stories #2!
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2020.08.19 06:48 szalinski SHADOW GATE - MILLIE WEAVER - ALEX JONES Don't forget these "facts"

  1. On Tuesday 11th August, Alex Jones stated on air Millie Weaver was "bad mouthing Trump" and he was not happy about it.
  2. Patrick Bergy laid out that Roger Stone was in a close personal and professional relationship with the star of SHADOW GATES son, General Jim Jones. General Jom Jones son ran the day to day operations of the data analytics psychological warfare company.
  3. Millie Weaver stated her mother was caught twice photographing Shadow Gate documents, that was the reason for the altercation. Alex Jones states emphatically it was a simple domestic dispute, nothing to see here, move along (especially when the doco implicates your partner in crimw).
  4. Alex Jones has fits the next day, and the day after. He was clearly scared. He'd been blasted by Roger Stone.
  5. Roger Stone is clearly high on meth and cocaine most of the time as he grinds his teeth and suffers involuntary facial twitches.
  6. Roger Stone is a notorious group sex addict who attended group sex parties with John Bolton . Roger Stone was caught farming out his wife on a group sex magazine.
  7. Roger Stone stated voluntarily on Infowars in mid 2018 he played cards with arch neocon Bill Kristol, first Sunday of every month.
  8. Roger Stone is a close personal friend of Florida Sherriff, Israel who was heavily implicated in drug trafficking. He is also a regular attendee of Chabad Lubavitch the Russian Israeli gangsters Jewish supremacist religious cult of which Jarrod and Ivanka Kushner are members.
  9. Roger Stone is close friends with his personal trainer "Guru" Ameen Ali. Roger and Ameen are friends with the infamous "Lenny" who had sex with a transgender person on camera. Ameen Ali tested growth hormone on local bodybuilders for the benefit of the US Army Surgeon General based out of NIH and Bethesda Naval Hospital. This was to ascertain GH benefits for US Army Special Forces.
  10. Stone is friends with close associates of The Weider Brothers, Canadian Jews, the founders of modern day body building, Arnold Swartzenegger, and hard core Zionists.
  11. Alex Jones makes $20,000-$40,000 per week, in his pocket. He turns over 30-50 million per month. He is a multi millionaire. "The Tip of the Spear".
CONCLUSION...if there is a swamp rat, Roger Stone is it. Trump will win the next election. Maybe it takes a scumbag to drain scum bags from a swamp. I'll let you decide. Biden is a joke, and maybe thats the plan. Watch Video 11 Alex Jones Admits Donald Trump A Product Of US Army Intelligence.
Its a very confusing time.
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Gestion de Personnel 10-04 Gestion de Personnel 10-04: Ajusteur-Régleur De Moules Boucherville
Développement économique de l'agglomération de Longueuil Conseiller soutien aux entreprises, innovation et croissance Boucherville
MyFlow MyFlow: Préposé Entrepôt – Boucherville Servingfamilies Auservicedesfamilles Boucherville
cVert cVert: Coordonnateur Marketing Boucherville
Olymel Olymel: Coordonnateur, Suivi Des Projets D'Affaires Boucherville
Portes et Fenêtres Verdun Portes et Fenêtres Verdun: Assembleur Boucherville
cVert cVert: Associé Aux Ventes Boucherville
Fraser Health Fraser Health: Director, Clinical Operations (Community & Hospital) Bristol
Fraser Health Fraser Health: Administrative Assistant/Program Clerk, Pharmacy Bristol
Fraser Health Fraser Health: Clinical Pharmacist Bristol
TalentWorld Agent administratif et service clientèle Bromont
Brault & Martineau Brault & Martineau: Commis À L’expédition/Réception, Brossard Brossard
Brault & Martineau Brault & Martineau: Commis À L’expédition/Réception Brossard
Nordia Inc. Nordia Inc.: Représentant Service À La Clientèle (Postes Canada - Appels Entrants) Bilingue Brossard
Ian Martin Group Ian Martin Group: Monteur (Wireman) Brossard
Hey guys, here are some recent job openings in QC. Feel free to comment here or send me a private message if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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Michael Bolton - To Love Somebody (Lyric Video) - YouTube Henry Danger Cast Real Life Partners 2020 - YouTube Montrusco Bolton partners with the Foundation of Greater Montreal to support education 'DWTS' PRO SHARNA BURGESS BONNER'S CROTCH GRAB NO BIGGIE ... I'm Riding with Him!  TMZ High School Musical ... and their real life partners - YouTube Ratification : How to reconcile Bird v Brown vs Bolton v Lambert 'Dancing With The Stars': Bonner Bolton & Sharna Burgess ... Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme partners with Perkbox Robert Bolton, partner, KPMG, interviewed at Changeboard's Future Talent Conference Pioneering Partners: Bolton Hotel and Malaghan Institute

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  1. Michael Bolton - To Love Somebody (Lyric Video) - YouTube
  2. Henry Danger Cast Real Life Partners 2020 - YouTube
  3. Montrusco Bolton partners with the Foundation of Greater Montreal to support education
  5. High School Musical ... and their real life partners - YouTube
  6. Ratification : How to reconcile Bird v Brown vs Bolton v Lambert
  7. 'Dancing With The Stars': Bonner Bolton & Sharna Burgess ...
  8. Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme partners with Perkbox
  9. Robert Bolton, partner, KPMG, interviewed at Changeboard's Future Talent Conference
  10. Pioneering Partners: Bolton Hotel and Malaghan Institute

Maura Jackson, Chief Exec at BYPHS, a registered charity providing temporary supported accommodation to people aged 16-25 in Bolton, describes how important ... Who is Zac Efron Dating? Who is Zac Efron's girlfriend? Who is Zac Efron's wife? Is Zac Efron single? Who is Zac Efron married to? Who is Corbin Bleu Dating?... Following the 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 24 premiere, Bonner Bolton and his pro partner, Sharna Burgess, talk with Access Hollywood's Liz Hernandez abou... Bolton Hotel is proud to announce we are the Malaghan Institute's newest Lab Partner. Our Chief Concierge, Ingmar, visited the lab to find out more about the groundbreaking research carried out ... Sharna Burgess says pro bull rider Bonner Bolton made an innocent mistake when he nearly grabbed her crotch, but make no mistake about it ... she digs her 'Dancing with the Stars' partner. Bird v Brown did not allow for ratification on grounds that it affected the interests of another party. How then could this be reconciled with the case of Bolton v Lambert on somewhat similar ... 🔥 Henry Danger Cast ★ Real Life Partners 2020 In this video I will show you the actors of the Nickelodeon show: Henry Danger, I will show you their age and I... During the month of November 2014, the Foundation of Greater Montreal invites you to discover the generous and passionate people who created funds at the Foundation. Our first clip features ... Michael Bolton - To Love Somebody out now! 'To Love Somebody' is a song I loved by the BeeGees. When I had to meet Barry Gibb we started speaking about our l... Robert Bolton, partner at KPMG (UK), speaks about how to decode the HR dilemma, using analytics and big data.