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2020.12.03 18:25 SD-Casual-Fla SB/SD: 2020 Online Privacy Guide - Protect. Your. Identity.


Hello SLF SBs and SDs,
For the past few months, I've been working on a project for a family member to help cleanup their online presence. I won't get into the details to potentially risk exposing my family member, but I will reference certain sites which have activity pertaining to them along with what I've discovered as techniques for removal and/or cleanup.
I will primarily target SBs for this writeup, but I think there may be some SDs that might benefit from this as well. My target audience is for Americans, as many many other countries have laws already to protect your online identity via the EU's "Right to be Forgotten".
I am going to try my best to avoid preaching here or sounding judgmental, because at the end of the day we're all (hopefully) adults on this forum and your life and decisions you make are yours alone. You live as you best see fit, for yourself.
Just please remember, we live in a diverse and hyper-connected society where your rights to personal freedom won't always be respected or considered socially acceptable thanks to a couple thousand years of stigma in various cultural forms.

Trust is earned.

So who the hell am I? Just your friendly neighborhood Sugar Daddy.
I've been on and off Seeking for multiple years, and yeah I've even seen SWers in the past as well. I've met some truly wonderful people in the bowl, and had some amazing experiences in my time here.
I've also done some things I regret in my time in the lifestyle and made some shitty choices. I'm human. I'm flawed. I can't make amends for everything I regret, but I can try to atone and help others out.
I've thankfully never crossed the line into the being "outed" to the public. I suppose I'm also not that interesting, so maybe that helps a bit too? :)
My career is in Tech (that's all you're gonna get out of me ;>) and a couple decades dabbling in ITSEC.

How'd we get here? A cautionary tale.

So it's 2020, and the world is melting down. Maybe you lost your job, have no emergency savings or family support, and you're not sure how you can make rent this month. Maybe you live outside of your means. It doesn't really matter how you got here, but you're in dire financial straits and are trying to exhaust all of your options to get your life back on track.
Maybe you've seen your best friend's homegirl traveling to far off and extravagant vacations, or showcasing the luxurious material things you desire on their social media. You ask yourself, "What gives? Two months ago she was a broke college student just like me."
You DM her and she tells you about her success on OnlyFans. You do your homework and take the plunge. You create your account, work hard to build an online presence and fanbase, and eventually you start making money, real money. You're working hard to build your fanbase and hustling to make everyone happy and continue subscribing to you...then things start to unravel.
Maybe some asshole doxxes you (leaks your government name and/or work location, home address, etc.).
Maybe some asshole re-shares your content on another site and due to the nature of things it continuously gets re-shared again, and again and again.
Maybe some important family member discovers what you've been up to and disowns you.
Maybe a prospective employer skips your otherwise qualified resume because they spent two minutes in a Google search and they're able to find your entire library of highly personalized and often stigmatized online activity and they ultimately only care about how it would affect their company's image.
It doesn't really matter how you got here...but either way, the cat's out the bag...
Your worst day or decisions you regret shouldn't be something you have to re-live forever. So how the fuck do we fix this mess?
Read below, and I'll try to help you.

Psychology of Porn/Adult Content Production and Consumers

So if there's one thing I've learned in the past couple months, its that porn actors or anyone in a public SW-adjacent lifestyle tend to have this ratcheting-up effect with their work. Once your "fans" have seen you do one trick, they might want to see another of something more obscene, or extreme.
Like a heroin addict, they're chasing the high of their first time or perhaps some niche/extreme fetish.
Unfortunately, once you've given them one thing they tend to want more and will push you to the limits of your boundaries and sense of self worth.
Maybe they want your nudes at first, but then they want a video of you masturbating, or a sex tape of you, or a "cashmeet", or to prostitute you.
You are not a human to these "fans", but instead a fantasy or something to be objectified. Maybe it's fun because you're in control of the situation...until suddenly you are not.

Should one (bad) socially stigmatized decision haunt you forever?

Here in the United States, particularly this year, the idea of "cancel culture" has run amuck. We've seen famous celebrities taken down for insensitive posts written years ago, or otherwise random private citizens lose their careers, social status or even family due to their worst possible day in life being on repeat for the world again, and again and again.
Until we have some real online privacy laws in this country with teeth, the decisions we make can and will likely follow us for a very long time unless we're smart about what we put out there and how we manage things.
So let's get smarter, eh?
OpSec (Operational Security) Guide
I'm sure the forum already has something for this, but I'm going to just share some basic talking points to make sure I've said this. Will add more here if there's any additional interest in the "before things get bad"/opsec part of my spiel.
  1. Always use and share fake number that you own. Google Voice is my free favorite here. Reverse phone number searches are incredibly easy, and you might be surprised how much information you can find about yourself on the web just by doing a simple phone number search (pro tip: don't forget to include dashes ("-") as these change how search engines treat strings versus numbers.
  2. Use an alias. Don't give anyone your real name until you've established some real and tangible trust. Nobody has the right to your name, and much like a phone number your name (especially if unique) can reveal a lot of information about you, to the world.
  3. Don't share your address/Meet in public first. This obviously won't apply to everything related to online presence, but nobody should know where you live. This is your first line of defense and your home should be your sanctuary. If you ever get your home privacy compromised, there are several legal routes you can take to fix this.
  4. Snapchat, Pericospe, etc. are not actually very private...especially for Android users. Screen recording apps are plentiful, and many are free and easy to use. Additionally, can can simply use another device to record any content which you've otherwise "sworn them to secrecy" on.
  5. Nudes/Sex Tapes. My general advice here is "just don't do it". But, if you do go this route, be aware that they may not love or adore you forever...and jaded lovers can cause problems for your livelihood if things go really bad. You do have some legal protections here though, and ultimately what's to stop someone from recording you in secret? Not much.
  6. Get your money first. SBs: Get your money at the start of your first real sugar date (especially if you're new to this lifestyle). SDs: Don't fucking send money to people you've never met. If the scammers can't get anymore easy mark SDs, they'll move on. Don't reward bad behavior.
  7. Hide your face? I'm not sure what to say here, honestly. Facial recognition software and its use in search engines has already been executed. There are other websites (which I will avoid listing here because, do your own fucking homework if you're trying to reverse search someone's pic) which you can plug in a picture of a person and you might be surprised by just how accurate their search results are should you have the image itself, or other related images of you, publicly available on the web. In the context of sugaring, you will want to know what each person looks like prior to meeting. In the context of putting yourself out there with risque content, I would say avoid leaking your face to the web at all costs because it only takes one person to copy and re-share it to make it un-deleteable.

Cat's already out the bag - how do I clean this shit up? Tools to help you.

  1. Make a list of the content, where its located, and any notes about it which you'll reference later on. Refer back to this often to verify removals.
  2. Use incognito searches to verify content is removed. Certain sites will "hide" reported content from your view, but it will very much remain on the public web.
Google Searches: Google has this free utility called a Content Removal Tool. This only works if the content no longer exists on the web, or has been changed to remove certain search keywords. Great for use AFTER contacting a webhost/service to get your content removed and then have it no longer appear in Google's cached results. This tool will remove web links, video and image searches from Google.
Take some time to familiarize yourself with Google's search operators. Not only does having strong Google-fu make you a generally bad ass human, but it also is helpful for scouring the web for any potential content you'd rather not exist in a public search, and leveraging Google to search specific websites.
Please note this will not scrub the web for other popular search engines or sites that do Internet Archival, nor will this remove content from the dark web. But hell, if you're looking for a professional job I highly recommend cleaning up Google as it will be the go-to for most prospective HR or hiring managers.
Other social media (Reddit, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook etc): Each of these sites has their own privacy/DMCA removal tools. General rule of thumb is to contact the content upload first, then if they refuse to remove or are unresponsive in a timely manner (give them three to five business days), then you can report the content to the social media site.
Reddit, YouTube and Facebook are great at removing content when you go the legal DMCA/Privacy removal path. Jury's still out on Insta and TikTok, but I will update this section as my journey continues.
IMHO, Snapchat is a dumpster fire. You have been warned.
Porn/Adult/Escort Websites: Ladies and Gentleman, you have some MAJOR rights here in the US. Thanks to the advent of Revenge Porn laws (and countless people having their lives ruined or seriously disrupted thanks to it), any site which hosts explicit adult content has an extremely narrow window to respond to requests for content removal in a timely manner.
Most of the major sites have an easy to locate removal option at the bottom of their website. Or, when in doubt, contact their technical support.
If you hit a third-party site which may or may not be hosted in the US, things can get much trickier since you'll likely need to track down their webhost and file a complaint with them for removal...this could be a months-long endeavor so... consider yourself warned.
"Paid" Online Reputation Cleanup Services:
This stuff generally feels like a scam to me. I had one site quote $3xxx per website for cleanup. No service warranty, or any idea if they're actually good at their work. My advice: Skip this shit and DIY it until you've exhausted all options.

A note about the Dark Web and Private Servers

Unless you know where to look and have infinite time at your disposal, it will be next to impossible to ever truly remove content which you do not consent to having others' control, from the web in its entirety.
However, if someone uses this content to harass you or otherwise injure your reputation, we have plenty of laws which will work in your favor (and possibly a sizeable monetary civil result) should you need to take that route.
Understand that nothing is ever 'truly gone' from the internet, but it can be made much more difficult to find in general. Also note that there are independent agencies out there which will support you in the removal of such content. It is a difficult, and very whack-a-mole-esque process, but it is definitely doable.

Closing Words

You are allowed to make mistakes, it is part of the human experience. Don't beat yourself up too much, or berate yourself too much over a bad decision. Grow beyond this, learn from the experience, and be the better for it.
Fuck the haters, the narcissists and the self-interested. You have friends and people in this life who will work to help you. Learn the difference between a real friend and a fake friend and you will go far in life.
Practice mindfulness and gratitude. Find meaning in the simple.
Ohm, baby. Ohm.
Watch me if you find this all overwhelming.
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2020.12.03 14:18 which_way94 I (24f) have two options for potential relationships and I'm not sure how to handle it

I'm sorry this got so rambly, feel free to skip/skim the pros and cons if you want. And I hope it doesn't seem completely shallow or selfish but I'm honestly not really sure how to proceed here or what's considered the done thing in this more casual dating world nowadays.
So the basic rundown is this, I (24f) don't really date much, like at all. Like all women I've had the occasional guy try to hit on me but none worthwhile in a long time. Recently though I've had two VERY potential options pop up that I could actually see working and now I'm trying to decide if I should let things continue with this one guy (35m, we'll call him Steve) that I met through a mutual friend and has been texting me off and on for the past couple of weeks with a clear vibe of wanting more but he hasn't explicitly said so. He seems cool but we've only really hung out once and all our conversations have been extremely casual (like, I still couldn't even tell you most of the "first date, getting-to-know-you" type details about him, or vice-versa).
OR, let him down now before he gets too invested as there's another guy who I see a few times a year when I travel for work in a nearby city (25-ishM, we'll call him Jon) that I've technically known longer but never really gotten to know. He runs in the same circles as some of my friends who live there so he's around a lot when we hang out while I'm town. I've made a few more trips than usual this past year and the last couple of times he's made a concerted effort to talk to/sit next to me and done some light flirting. I had been thinking about asking him out next time I see him since he seems really interesting and we have some common hobbies/interests but he was maybe too cautious to ask me himself but then all the lock-downs happened and well, you know. I have another work trip coming up around february though so I should see him then (I never got his number and he doesn't really do social media so I can't contact him any sooner to try to strike up any conversation).
My concern here is that I don't really know either of these guys well enough to say which one I like more/think I would be more compatible with. Part of me wants to say I should just keep talking to and hanging out with Steve since he's physically closer and has already sort of been trying to make some moves, but I worry if I do that I'll regret never taking the chance on Jon. But I also feel kind of silly turning Steve down now just for a maybe chance with Jon, and it's definitely not fair to keep Steve at a distance like some kind of back up possibility until after I see Jon as that's not cool and it's a long enough time span that I'd expect things to be getting more serious and exclusive if I were in his place.
If it helps at all, the pros and cons are kind of like this:
We've technically had more conversations and one on one time than I've had with Jon. Like I said above, very casual, but still technically more.
The mutual friend who introduced us thinks it would be a good match, which doesn't necessarily mean anything but I've known her for almost 10yrs/she's known him for even longer and I mostly trust her judgement.
I already know he gets along decently with most of my close friends and my sisteBIL who I'm really close to and hang out with a lot, so there shouldn't be any conflict there.
He is significantly older than me, already established in his life, has his own home etc. and seems more ready to settle down. I'm no wild party girl and have been told I act 5-10yrs older than my age but I still kinda enjoy the freedom and uncertainty of my 20s and I feel like that's a still a big age gap life experience-wise.
Has some overlapping qualities/interests with guys I've known in the past who are the exact kind of people I usually avoid. That's not necessarily a problem but in my small town a lot of these guys run in the same circles and have a lot of similar douche-y personality traits that aren't immediately obvious so it's enough that I'm still a little wary.
Got out of an 8-9 month relationship not too long ago that I just found out he was apparently still in the first time he asked our mutual friend about me (just how old I was, but still). From my understanding it was never a good relationship to start with and they broke up right after that but I don't know any details past that. He didn't even approach me until like a month later anyway but still kind of a red flag as I'm not a fan of jumping into a new relationship that quick after the last one, at least if it lasted more than like 3 months or so.
More common hobbies/interests, also similar jobs so I feel like there would be more understanding there with traveling and the various weird issues that come up with those jobs.
We are closer in age, only a 1-2yr difference so there's probably more potential overlap in even trivial interests like taste in movies and the life experience thing doesn't apply nearly as much. I also probably wouldn't feel as pressured to make certain big decisions right now as we're both most likely still figuring out what we want in those areas.
As shallow as it sounds I would probably say I find him more physically attractive. Not a huge deal but it's there.
I won't even see him for another two months, so anything could happen. He's been interested and flirty before but I could ask him out and get turned down for any number of reasons, who knows?
He is geographically farther so a relationship would be more difficult if one were to happen.
I'm less sure of what he's even looking for. I don't get the vibe that he's just looking for a hookup but he's also a young, attractive man with a lot of options so he very well might prefer to play the field a little instead of commiting to one person right now.
So how do I narrow this down? I'm not terribly concerned with settling in with anyone right now but I had just convinced myself to stop being so timid with Jon and ask him out if he's still interested when I see him next but then Steve showed up and threw me for a loop so now I not sure what to think.
Do I keep talking to Steve and just see what happens? Or break things off now before they even get started to save his feelings and hope I don't regret it if things don't work out with Jon? Or just give up on both of them and get on with my life?
Tldr- I'm not sure which out of two guys to pursue a potential relationship with. I know them equally as well but don't know either very well so I'm not sure what to do.
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2020.12.03 03:45 Zorro_42 The $WHALE Whitepaper V2

The $WHALE Whitepaper V2
$WHALE White Paper V2
6th June 2020

$WHALE is a social currency that is backed by tangible and rare NFT assets, while embodying scarcity through definitive limited issuance.
There will only ever be a maximum of 10 million $WHALE ever created, with the launch value of each $WHALE being underpinned by a basket of some of the rarest and sought after Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in the industry (“The Vault”).
NFT Assets in The Vault include some of the rarest NFTs from Gods Unchained (GU), Rare Digital Art (CryptoArt), Cryptovoxels (CV), Sandbox (SB), JOY, Avastars, Ethereum Name Services (ENS) and CryptoMotors (CM), among others.
A full and detailed list of NFT holdings as well as transaction history can be found at the following address:
The Vault is only one dimension that defines the value of $WHALE as a Social Currency. More important to the project is the growth of the community, the growth of $WHALE as a brand, and the growth of use cases for $WHALE as a Social Currency.
A minimum of 4,000,000 (4 Million) $WHALE will be reserved for community issuance and 1,000,000 (1 Million) $WHALE for rewarding project founding Chief Partners.
All revenues potentially derived from the $WHALE project will be directly reinvested towards accumulating more valuable NFT related assets to drive capital appreciation and community engagement.

TL;DR: $WHALE is a Social Currency with a value that will grow through:
1, Increase in $WHALE brand awareness, recognition and trust.
2, Increase in the prevalence of market use cases for $WHALE.
3, Increase in $WHALE community engagement, loyalty and activity.
4, Scarce currency issuance.
5, Tangible asset underpinning and valuation.
6, Value retention and capital appreciation of existing NFT assets.
7, Revenue generation through NFT rental and other NFT related activities.
8, Further accumulation of more valuable NFT assets.
$WHALE will create a virtuous cycle of appreciation through the curation, expansion and management of its underlying tangible and intangible assets.

The Problem:
We live in a world where the average investor has access to two forms of currency: Fiat and Crypto.
When the World abandoned the Gold Standard in the 20th century, Fiat as a currency, lost both the ability to have a provable base of value as well as a potential ceiling to currency issuance.
Without a leash to control scarcity or concrete assets to underpin currencies, the risk of hyperinflation through the excessive printing of new Fiat to “sustain” and “support” economic growth is becoming a reality.
At the time of writing, the United States has just initiated a US$ 6 Trillion stimulus package to combat the negative effects of the Covid-19 virus on its economy.
This US$ 6 Trillion was neither earned nor accumulated… it was created out of thin air.
The advent of Crypto or Cryptocurrencies immediately answered the call for a more disciplined and immutable approach to currency issuance scarcity. With a fixed amount of currency issuance already baked into the DNA of Blockchains, holders of Crypto can be assured that the issuance will begin, slow down and ultimately end.
While Crypto resolved the challenges of scarcity, fluctuations in the prices of Crypto have made it unrealistic and unreliable as a medium and method of payment. It has more so, become a tool of Whale traders to assume large high-risk, high-reward positions to take markets on swings of anywhere between 20% to 50% on any given day.
The lack of a stable asset class to underpin Crypto has resulted in it becoming a rag doll, torn between longs and shorts, highs and lows… the rich and the poor.
The floor is as speculative as the ceiling.

Enter $WHALE:
$WHALE is a social currency that is backed by tangible and rare NFT assets, while embodying scarcity through definitive limited issuance.
$WHALE is a return to true tangible asset backed currency, that instead of using gold, holds its value in digital art and collectibles, seeking to strike a balance between wealth preservation and growth speculation through a well balanced “basket” of the rarest NFTs (The Vault).
NFT Assets in The Vault include some of the rarest NFTs from Gods Unchained (CV), Rare Digital Art (CryptoArt), Cryptovoxels (CV), Sandbox (SB), JOY, Avastars, Ethereum Name Services (ENS) and CryptoMotors (CM), among others.
There is a key reason why the Super Rich continue to choose to safe harbor their wealth in rare artworks and scarce collectibles: In rarity, you set the price. The older, rarer and more popular the collectible, the stronger your bargaining power and negotiation leverage.

$WHALE Tokenomics
Only a total of 10,000,000 (10 Million) $WHALE will ever be minted.
Out of the total supply, a minimum of 4,000,000 (4 Million) $WHALE will be reserved for community issuance and 1,000,000 (1 Million) $WHALE will be reserved for rewarding project founding Chief Partners.
The 4 Million $WHALE for community issuance can only be earned through a variety of $WHALE community engagement events, selling NFTs to The Vault for $WHALE, as well as participating in engagement activities being held by $WHALE Grantees.
The $WHALE reserved for community issuance will be allocated on a schedule of 50,000 $WHALE per month for a total of 80 months.
A monthly breakdown of the issuance of $WHALE is as follows:
$WHALE NFT Acquisitions — 20,000 $WHALE
$WHALE Grants — 10,000 $WHALE
$WHALE Team Salaries — 5,000 $WHALE
$WHALE Community Events — 15,000 $WHALE
The remaining monthly balance due to the lack of issuance opportunities will be accrued and used at an appropriate and opportune time for one of the 4 activities above.
A detailed list of existing and upcoming ways to earn and spend $WHALE is as follows:

Ways to Earn $WHALE:
1, Sell NFTs for $WHALE.
2, Participate in community awareness competitions.
3, Participate in community marketing events.
4, Participate in Weekly $WHALE Poker Night.
5, Get tipped in the discord server.
6, Work for Team $WHALE.
7, Create exclusive $WHALE/ Old Money themed creations sponsored by $WHALE.
8, Perform work or services for WhaleShark.
9, Apply to receive a $WHALE grant.
10, Participate in $WHALE Tank, a VC for NFT projects funded by Social Currency.
11, Become a $WHALE expert and provide coaching to community members.
Ways to Spend $WHALE:
1, Buy NFTs or NFT related services from $WHALE Partners.
2, Take a masterclass from $WHALE experts.
3, Buy exclusive NFTs from The Vault.
4, Rent digital properties owned by The Vault.
5, Employee the services of others who are willing to accept $WHALE.
6, Purchase exclusive $WHALE swag.
7, Purchase exclusive items from WhaleShark’s other businesses.
8, Purchase exclusive $WHALE themed NFT creations.
9, Attend exclusive virtual $WHALE conferences.

The Vault: $WHALE Value Retention, Revenue Generation and Asset Acquisition
As one of the dimensions of value for $WHALE, The Vault seeks to perform the role as a valuation floor to provide stable and even escalating fundamentals for $WHALE.
In order to ensure the continued appreciation in value of $WHALE, we will execute on the following actions:
1, Retain capital appreciating assets (Strong Hands).
2, Sale of NFT assets only at the right prices.
3, NFT rental income from Blockchain based properties.
4, Creation of sales generating NFT related projects (Events, Publications, Collectibles).
5, NFT Donations and partnerships from $WHALE holders and partners.
6, Direct NFT donations from WhaleShark.
As the largest holder of $WHALE, every single NFT that WhaleShark personally purchases now and in the future will be placed in The Vault to generate additional value and appreciation for all $WHALE holders.

$WHALE Valuation:
The base value of $WHALE is underpinned by the value of all assets in The Vault, which has been a labor of love and passion by WhaleShark since July 2019.
The Vault is one of the most valuable NFT accounts in existence today. A general process used to build the assets of The Vault is as follows:
1, Identify the most promising AND long term NFT projects in the space.
2, Acquire the rarest and most valuable NFTs from those projects.
3, HODL and buy some more.
WhaleShark has never sold a single NFT to date and continues to go wide as well as deep with new projects and more NFTs from successful projects.
A snapshot of some of the NFT jewels in the Vault include:
1, Two of 3 available 1/1 Mythic cards from Gods Unchained (Prometheus and Atlas), as well as the largest collection of Gold and Diamond Legendary Cards.
2, The largest collection of Center parcels (and real estate closest to Center) in Cryptovoxels.
3, The largest collection of Hackatao, XCopy, Coldie and other blue chip Cryptoartists.
4, The largest collection of JOY.
5, The largest collection of Avastars that also include the only 2 Genesis Avastars, #0 and #1.
The Vault represents not only quality, but also quantity. In all projects mentioned above, The Vault also holds one of the largest number of NFTs for each project listed above.
Over the course of 9 months, a total of 5,000 ETH was invested into the acquisition process of this portfolio of NFTs and The Vault represents a curation of the creme de la creme of that process.
Average returns for each project have been significantly positive and will continue to escalate with the successful adoption of the projects as well as the overall growth of the NFT space.
In order to provide an impartial, independent and frequent assessment on the NFT assets in The Vault, will provide a monthly report on both the balance as well as valuation of the assets.
This report will be done independently of any opinions, comments or interference from WhaleShark or any of the other Chief Partners.

$WHALE and The Vault Governance
The ultimate goal for the governance of $WHALE is to move to a fully decentralized model whereby the tokenomics and assets in The Vault are managed autonomously through a DAO contract.
The current status of DAO technology lacks tested security to hold valuable NFTs and the flexibility to actively manage NFT game assets and digital real estate. Upon confirmation of the above two points, $WHALE will be one of the first projects to take the leap and become truly autonomous in community based governance.
In the meanwhile, with the trust of the $WHALE holders, WhaleShark will dedicate his time and energies in curating and actively managing the $WHALE Tokenomics, The Vault, and by proxy, the escalating value of $WHALE.
A detailed ETH address of The Vault will be made transparent to the community and all transactions will always be open to scrutiny through OpenSea or Etherscan.
It is not possible for a single individual to be an expert in all NFT projects and therefore, prior to the ability to use a DAO construct to vote on new NFT acquisitions, a group of Vault Experts will be established to recommend potential acquisition targets of pre-established projects.
Currently we are looking at acquiring NFTs from CryptoKitties, Crypto Punks and Axie Infinity.

About WhaleShark (By WhaleShark)
My experience is founded in a successful track record across a variety of industries, functions and companies, that also includes being one of the most successful individual investors in the Crypto space (since 2012).
I have a strong educational background from two of the most premier institutions in the world that includes 3 bachelor degrees (one is Econometrics) and an MBA.
Over the course of the last 17 years, I have helped build, lead, acquire and sell companies across the world, and today, own several successful companies in the Artificial Intelligence, Retail, Traditional Finance and Brand Management industries.
NFTs form a relatively small portion of my wealth portfolio and the primary driver for the development of $WHALE is to Give Back and Move Forward:
Give Back:
Not everyone has been as lucky as I have in this space. The old adage that Money begets money is true, as those with access to capital have greater access to better and more profitable opportunities.
By creating $WHALE, anyone and everyone can be apart of this exciting financial journey as NFTs become mainstream and disrupt the traditional “Collector” industries.
Move Forward
Through $WHALE we can create a virtuous and infinite cycle of incremental value. With the increase in the relative value of $WHALE, and its expansion in utility, larger market making sales will result in more liquidity for NFT investment. We can move faster, stronger and more profitably together.

References and Additional Information:
$WHALE Community Twitter —
$WHALE Community Cent —
WhaleShark Twitter —
WhaleShark Cent —
Zima Red Podcast with WhaleShark —
TokenSmart Podcast with WhaleShark —
NonFunGerbils Podcast with WhaleShark —
“The Golden Question: Why?” — By WhaleShark —
The Original $WHALE Whitepaper (Obsolete, April 2020) — By WhaleShark —
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2020.12.03 01:10 RedditSuggestName 38 [F4M] #SoCal4SoCal - LTR. I'm looking for my guy. He'll love cats and dogs, want marriage and kids.

TL;DR: BBW, loves Disneyland, TV and her pets (2 cats and 1 dog); looking for a fellow DDF guy, who wants to get married and have kids in a couple years, too.
My dream is to find the whole 9 yards: friendship, fall in love, get married, raise kids together, with our pets; then we retire someplace warm or with a beach view. Does that sound good to anyone else?
I'm looking for a serious, long term, monogamous relationship.
I hope to meet someone with some similar interests, so we have something in common, but not someone exactly the same as me, because I don't think that'd be interesting or make for a good partnership.
We’d be partners that help each other out, making life more enjoyable along the way.
If my long post is any indication, I’m a chatty texter; I respond as soon as I can. I will send things that remind me of you. Tell you how my day went, will want to hear about yours. I miss waking up to a good morning and ending the day with a good night text.
Apparently I have to say this explicitly. Only message if you are single and are also looking for commitment.
Locals only, because I do want to meet; COVID safe of course.
Be prepared to video chat. I have no desire to be catfished.
If you're allergic to cats and/or dogs, please don't message me. I know from experience, it's not going to go anywhere.
I'll always have indoor pets in my life.
Let's see, I've watched: Ozark, Narcos, Narcos Mexico, Dead to Me, Legacies, Living with Yourself, Preacher, Fleabag, Silicon Valley, Twin Peaks (old, movie and new), Ray Donovan, On Becoming a God in Central FL, Penny Dreadful, The Umbrella Academy, Perry Mason, The Boys, Atlanta, What We Do in the Shadows (still need to watch the movie; it's not on any of my streaming services right now), The Orville, Atypical, rewatching Supernatural.
Honestly, if there isn't at least a plan to meet within a month of talking, I'm out. I'm not looking for a penpal.
(I’m not a cook, so eat out at like Chipotle and poke bowl places.
I like going to fancy restaurants a couple times a year.
I’ll only go to concerts if I’ve got a good seat. This usually means buying the ticket the moment they go on sale. I’m not paying scalper prices.
For travel, I like to do it as economical as possible. Though when I went to Europe, I had the fold down seat on the airplane; no way was I flying 17 hours in economy. But it wasn’t the fanciest seat either; it was the middle version.
I like staying at fancy hotels on occasion, but booked well in advance to get a good deal, which is about $300/night.
I have a Disneyland annual pass, I do get a cheap hotel there on occasion, when I can be there for 2 days in a row; doggy goes with me. Hopefully you’ll have or want a pass too; if you don’t like going, fine, but help buy them for our kids).
We’re adults here; adults pay their own way.
I am NOT looking to be a sugar baby and won’t be someone else’s sugar momma.
Only a guy willing to to get an STD test and wear condoms gets to touch me.
I'm not into any pain, only pleasure, for both parties.
No, I’m not looking for anything casual or a FWB. No we would not see if we’re sexually compatible out on the first few dates.
Sex is an important part of a lasting relationship, but it’s not the only thing. We have to click elsewhere before we get to sex.
Honestly, if we can't have sex at your place, then this isn't going to work out. I'm extremely tired of talking to guys who have all these seemingly reasonable parent/sibling reasons why I can't go to their place. I've had enough. It now sounds to me like these guys are really married and trying to find an unwitting mistress. I’m sorry if that isn’t you. I tried keeping an open mind, but I can’t do that anymore.
I love the idea of each of us having a private space to go to if we just need some alone time. I think that’ll be important when we have kids, and are 10+ years into this.
Honestly, the thought of sharing a bathroom again terrifies me. I think that if it was the social norm for everyone to have their own bathroom, the divorce rate would go way down.
I am looking forward to cuddling before we fall asleep and when we wake up, and having sexevery day, ha
I do need to be with someone who is okay with my animals sleeping in the room. My dog sleeps on his own side of my king sized bed. One cat usually sleeps on her own, but about 5 am, insists on sleeping on my feet. The other cat is a loaner. He sleep downstairs usually; on occasion he’ll sleep next to the dog.
Hopefully we can find some kind of compromise; maybe move to a duplex or we'd have a very big home, with a master bedroom, with attached his and her bathrooms.
Thank you for reading. I know this was long, but I know what I want. Has anyone seen the great early 2010s show Happy Endings? There’s a quote that I think describes what I’m looking for. Someone to realize: “I found a woman who was so sure of what she wanted, and she wanted me.” Brad to wife Jane, S2E18 ‘Party of Six.’
In the subject line, or first line of the chat, please put your eye color. This helps me weed through the guys who only claim to read my post. And if you really want me to respond, then mention things that we have in common. I’ve included more than enough things to kick off a conversation.
Those who need NOT apply:
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2020.12.02 16:30 BalHanumanJi Copy-pasta for when idiots go "OMG BJP controlling Facebook for propaganda!"


wasn't the facebook india head a bjp supporter?
After Rahul Gandhi claimed Facebook India was controlled by RSS, Kapil Sibal appears in Court for the social media giant.
In the run-up to the 2019 general elections, Facebook unilaterally took down over 700 pages, most of them sympathetic to a nationalist narrative. This trend of targeting large pages and groups run by volunteers and special interest groups, with communities running in millions, hasn’t stopped since. No reasons are assigned and appeals aren’t entertained either.
Just over a year ago, in the run-up to the 2019 general election, Congress party embarked on an all-out mission to give the ever-evasive online makeover to their scion Rahul Gandhi, who had hitherto been the subject of spontaneous mockery and ridicule by the people. In the process, they were caught red-handed, having engaged the now infamous and disgraced big-data manipulating digital firm, Cambridge Analytica, which had been in news for its dubious record of weaponizing Facebook data and algorithms to interfere in the electoral process of several countries.
Christopher Wylie, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica and a whistleblower, submitted to the UK Parliament on record in March 2018 that Cambridge Analytica had worked extensively in India for the Congress party, and he had documents to prove it. British writer, journalist and technology blogger Jamie Bartlett had publicly proclaimed with proof that he had physically visited the Cambridge Analytica office in London and saw a Congress banner posted in the Company CEO’s office as ‘one of its clients’ like a badge of honour!
Adding to the long and questionable list of such high-profile appointments is Ajit Mohan, MD of Facebook India, who used to work with the Planning Commission during UPA days. Sidharth Mazumdar, another employee in Facebook’s public policy team, previously worked for Sonia Gandhi’s strategist and senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, is known to have uncharitable views about the Prime Minister and other senior ministers.
It is also well-known that Ankhi Das, the senior Facebook executive in Congress’s cross-hair currently, and head of Facebook’s public policy in India and South Asia has her family aligned to the Trinamool Congress. It doesn’t stop at that. Manish Khanduri, former head of news partnerships at Facebook, had left them to join the Congress party and even contested the 2019 general elections on a Congress ticket, unsuccessfully though.
Despite startling revelations about Congress being in cahoots with Cambridge Analytica, the disinformation giant and its disingenuous attempts to subvert the discourse on new media platforms, Facebook, in particular, Congress and the Left-leaning cabal, that had all along fed off the Nehruvian ecosystem, have the audacity to accuse the BJP of controlling the narrative on Facebook and on other social media platforms, by implication.
Facebook Oversight Board, which controls content, has a Muslim Brotherhood figure: Details One of the members of the Facebook Oversight Board is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist outfit banned in multiple Arab and Western countries,
According to the report, Tawakkol Karman was formerly a member of the Islamist Yemeni Islah Party (YIP) that was backed by the Muslim Brotherhood. She called the MB “one of the victims of official tyranny and terrorism in the region.”
“Karman was considered a symbol of the Yemeni revolution against the rule of Saleh, but over time she has become associated with intolerance, discrimination and lack of neutrality,” Hani Nasira, a terrorism and extremism expert, told Arab News. It was also reported that following her Nobel Peace Prize win, she was invited to Doha and personally congratulated by Muslim Brotherhood leader Yusuf-al-Qaradawi. The preacher is known to call for suicide bombs and praise Adolf Hitler for “punishing” the Jews.
“Karman’s loyalty to, and association with, governments that flout all norms of democracy, such as Qatar and Turkey, deprives her of any claim to neutrality and objectivity,” she stated further. “Her political rhetoric encourages extremism, divisiveness and shunning of those who disagree with her current loyalties.”
While the left-liberal jamaat has accused her of being a ‘BJP agent’, her old Facebook posts tell a different story. In December 2013, Ankhi Das had expressed open admiration for Mamata Banerjee’s political campaign of ‘poribortan (transformation)’ and the ‘Aam Aadmi (common man)‘ gimmick of Arvind Kejriwal. A number of her pro-AAP posts were shared by popular twitter user Ankur Singh.
In a Facebook post slamming ‘cynics’, the Facebook employee posted, “Poriborton – Mamata Banerjee walked to Writers and Arvind Kejriwal takes the metro. we will now see many leaders trying to be aam admi. as they say in Bengali – matite hathte sikhbe – they will learn to walk on mother earth. Of course, cynics may dub it as high on symbolic value meaning nothing in real terms. But anything which puts people at the centre needs to be applauded. I certainly do.”
In March Prior to the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, she had organised a ‘Facebook Talkslive’ with Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee at Kolkata Town Hall. The event was also graced by ‘journalist’ Madhu Trehan who runs the left-propaganda website, News Laundry.
Facebook controversy refuses to die down as people dig up senior management’s connections with the Congress, TMC, and AAP.
When the Aam Aadmi Party had shared a ‘Jhaadu Dance’ video prior to the Lok Sabha elections, Ankhi Das had dubbed it as a ‘cool campaign’.
Reiterating his Faith in the Congress, Vijay Moorthy- Facebook's PUBLIC POLICY MANAGER had tweeted in December 2013, “To the Congress – arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached! You are a party of deep ideology and resilience. Bring it on!” In another tweet dated October 2013, he wrote, “Rally Nama for Today: Rahul in Delhi and Modi in Patna: Forecast – The former will speak about what he does, the latter will speak about the former.”
Moreover, Moorthy had also made veiled accusations against PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. In one such tweet, he wrote, “What happens when two fascists meet, someone asked me. I shrugged. Said its happening in India’s capital today.”
According to his Linkedin profile, Moorthy is the public policy manager of Facebook India since 2019. At this point, it is clear that while the public policy manager of Facebook is a critic of the BJP, he holds admiration for the Congress party. Although his account is no longer available on Twitter, yet tweets mentioning his username still exist on the microblogging platform.
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2020.12.02 16:03 defo18 I think guys have a little right to have some resentment whether it be at feminism or whatever. Especially if they were at some point feminist

Especially if you have a bunch of men who have similar experiences about growing up and being told that if they act like this they will win and get respect and loyalty from women and of course as we grow up we learned that's not the case and that's part of the problem but that's not my biggest issue
Trying to respect women and having those teachings BB into you really did leave an impression on me and even still when I started growing up and seeing just how many men who disrespected women seem to do better in The Dating Game
From everything I learned growing up these men should not be winning at all but they do and that's something that does make me a little bitter but that's not the only thing
The concept of virginity has always never made sense to me but it has always made me a little angry at other men and women because of it because we all know it's stupid but we all act on it anyway
I do think it's stupid that a woman will reject a guy if he's a virgin especially if these two were on a date or have been dating and they already have kissed and laughed and hung out but his virginity is the one thing that stops him. This guy could have been the coolest dude ever until this girl found out he was a virgin and not only is a hypocritical it makes no damn sense because if she did like him that much to entertain him it shouldn't really be a big deal to take his virginity
And no she doesn't owe him that and she doesn't have to give it to him but if she is so hung up on his virginity did she could literally fix that right there
Female virginity is nowhere near look down upon are used as something to penalize women in the dating game and I hate how it does against men and I'm tired of ignoring it and acting so respectful.
Like straight up I grew up pathologically respecting people first even people who made fun of me because I always figured they were having a bad day or a bad home life if they were so mean
Growing up I had more feminism in me than most of my female peers just because of how much I did enjoy social psychology and it made sense at the time because I was a little boy who was looking out into the world and seen that men and women weren't read it right and we're still being treated like X Y and Z because of their gender
I've had many of my feminist friends and female friends say something that sounds pro-feminist and egalitarian and then 5 seconds later go make fun of a dude because he wasn't strong or look like a wimp or a creep or whatever
Like imagine yourself in a guy shoes and this guy is feminist and is super respectful and decent and he spent this whole night trying to impress this girl and when it comes time to get frisky he mentions that he's a virgin.
In his mind he thought he did the right thing as he was honest and open and he let her know where he stood at with his experience and his mindset but at that point it's all on the girl to decide if she is for that or not and of course she does have the choice to reject him because his virginity but I don't think we should be surprised if you do have guys a little bit jaded over something like that
And I know what you guys are going to say and that not every girl is like that and any girl who would reject you for your virginity is not worth it but did it begs the question why does something like that exist anyway if we are supposed to live in this new world that's supposed to respect each other's sexuality and traits regardless of our race or gender
Like right now straight up I plan on completely ignoring girls and throwing myself into my work and trying again later on but I have been doing that since I was in high school whenever I hit a long streak of rejection and it's no guarantee that it makes you look more attractive and my biggest fear is I'll be close to 30 and still a virgin and some girl wouldn't want to have anything to do with me
Of course that may not happen and I don't know it and I hope not but you can understand why that would make some guys a little resentful or even angry.
Don't get me wrong I still believe in like 80% of what feminists each but I do not go around them anymore nor do I feel like they were ever really on my side anymore
Growing up I really needed something like that and when I got the college and finally got myself around these people I thought they would understand but they just wanted female voices heard and one of the males to just do nothing basically
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2020.12.02 10:45 Mr-Nice-Guy-69 A basic description of myself, girls, tell me if I sound dateable. Disclaimer: I am NOT looking for a girlfriend on here, just curious if I am dateable in real life

I am a guy obviously. I am 18 years old, white, and American. I am 6’1, 190 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes. I am pretty shy and socially awkward so you’d just have to remember that when getting to know me. But if I am comfortable around you I will open up to you. My favorite game of all time is Minecraft. Still play it regularly, mostly on servers like Hypixel. I’m not the most exciting teenager ever, I spend most of my time browsing the web, especially Reddit and YouTube. I normally would get out and do something sometimes but we are in quarantine... politically I’d consider myself left leaning. I support LGBTQ rights, I’m pro choice, and I think we need to transition to clean energy as fast as possible. I don’t wanna make this whole post political but I figured that would be important to include. Just to clarify, I am not asking if you want to date me. I am asking if you would date someone who is like me, based off of the description. Do I seem nice or not?
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2020.12.01 23:02 thatblondkidalex Should I take the job?

I am a college student who works part time in customer service . An opening recently came up at my store in upper management that would effectively increase my pay by 400% and the job is mine if I want it. The catch is that I would also end up doubling the number of hours I would work per week from 25 to 50.
I don't feel like there would be an issue juggling school with the job, but the problem is that there would be almost no opportunity to be involved at school. Since covid hit everything has been online for me and probably will be that way until fall 2021, however I would still like to be somewhat involved in club sports and such because at the moment I don't have much of a social life.
The pros of taking this job are: 400% pay increase, which would make me able to
finally afford a decent car give me a decent savings account
would help me pay for college activities and might give me the chance to live on campus in the future (I am lucky enough that my parents cover my tuition for me after scholarship discounts)
Would give me higher business management experience (which is my major by the way)
Great for resume
The cons of the job are: I would not have any time to get back into school activities, get back into dating, or build a social life whatsoever because all of my time will be spent at work or studying.
I feel like after a few weeks of the long hours I will grow to hate it because let's be honest, food service is not my passion. I'd love the management experience but at the end of the day it's still food service.
One possible scenario I am considering is picking up the job until the end of this summer and I would step down or leave entirely before the start of next fall semester. It would allow me to gather about $30k in savings which would be HUGE as a college student. I'm still not sure I'm ready to commit my life to this restaurant though, even if it is just for the time being.
It's been said that when faced with a tough decision you make up your mind within the first few minutes and the struggle is just trying to justify the decision, but this time I am truly torn. What should I do?
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2020.12.01 15:21 Fly1ngsauc3r LaLiga says enough: 250 casualties between injuries and coronavirus this season

Great coaches like Flick, Klopp, Zidane or Simeone have hit the table to denounce a suffocating schedule. The lesions do not stop proliferating. ProFootballDB puts the magnifying glass on the First Division to confirm alarming data: there are 250 absences so far this season due to injuries or coronavirus. Only in November there have been 92. An example: Modric only has 3.52 days of rest between games.

Zidane, the calm man, exploded before Villarreal-Real Madrid, since between the coronavirus and injuries in national team matches they left him with what he was wearing for an important match. "I think about the health of the players and they never stop. The truth is that I am worried , it is too much," he shouted in the press room.

Diego Simeone also raised his voice, ironically asking for "a squad of 35 players" to confront the demands of all the competitions in which he is immersed with guarantees. The European champion coach, Hansi Flick, denounced that the team "is at the limit" . And Klopp also complained, who after the umpteenth injury, that of Milner, pointed to televisions as the cause of the lack of truce.

Soccer is saying enough. The pandemic, too many highly demanding tournaments, national team football ... the consequences are there. In ProFootballDB we have set out to measure the damage of the First Division, and the data could not be more disheartening: since the 20-21 season began and until the dispute of matchday 11, we are already at 250 injuries.

106 muscle ailments, 43 discomforts of different consideration, 24 due to coronavirus (only those whose identity has been made official are included here), 21 due to tendon involvement and 12 knee problems are the most common. Ankles, overloads, viruses of various kinds, shoulders, head and even toothache have also been registered among the remaining 44 . This is how all the nursing problems seen to date are grouped.

We continue to deepen and believe that the problem is growing. The already concluded month of November was devastating. The four league matches were joined by one of European matches and a window of national team matches both in the Nations League and in qualifying for the European Championship. The result: a total of 92 injuries, 36.8% of the total for the championship.

In addition, 51.52% (51) of them were fibrillar tears , which makes clear the fatigue experienced by the players' legs, especially those who have to combine Spain and Europe (Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Atlético de Madrid, Seville, Granada, Real Sociedad and Villarreal).

Another tremendous conclusion, logical due to the displacement between countries or even continents in many cases, is the increase in cases of COVID-19 infections. Of the 24 that have been made official, 18 took place in November. 75%. Contemplating it like this makes this problem more tangible, beyond the extreme care that clubs and institutions have to prevent it from spreading.

Obviously, fatigue does not understand social class . The big two have been bombarded continuously. Eden Hazard is the paradigm, both for problems in his ankle and for muscular ailments, but there are also Ansu Fati , Benzema, Piqué, Carvajal , Sergio Busquets, Jovic , Araujo, Fede Valverde, Sergi Roberto , Varane ... the list it is vast.

Who are the most tired players?
Another thermometer we turn to is that of the load of matches that footballers in Spain add. Obviously, the 'top ten' have two common denominators: playing in important teams and being international. That's why the list comes out with Modric in the first place, with only 3.52 days of rest between games. Nearby is Luuk de Jong (3.54). Griezmann and Ocampos , both with only 3.7 days off, and Joao Félix (3.82) perfectly reflect the damage.

Frenkie de Jong (3.91), Luis Suárez (3.92), Sergio Ramos (3.95), Oyarzabal (4.05), who shouted after the last game , and Messi (4.11 ) complete the list of those who are going to give their coaches a headache, since they are vital in their clubs and in their national teams and they are given little rest.
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2020.12.01 06:16 HearGoesNothin I'm so lost: First Build for Video Editing, Productivity, Gaming, $2000-2500 budget.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Idea for this PC is to be an all-around player: I have moderate video editing needs that are becoming extensive, I manage social media accounts on the side and need to edit videos for that, alongside youtube videos that are occasionally animation heavy. I've got my eyes on using photoshop, premier pro, after effects, and honestly whatever animation software that I click with. Might have to pair it up with some sort of drawing pad. I'm also in dental school and have a lot of side businesses to deal with, so I need a rock solid productivity station for emails, research, trading stocks, etc. I really want to be able to game when I find spare time, I mostly play fps (Warzone, Fortnite) but I'm always experimenting and could easily see myself get fascinated with other games and would like the door to stay open for that.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
As soon as possible.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
I have nothing, so everything.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
Not close.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Still nothing to my name.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Not at the moment but interested in the future.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Nothing really specific. I've been using an Early 2016 Macbook Pro and I'm sick of constantly running out of space, slow applications, etc. (Tho I will miss the ability to airdrop videos to my phone to post on social media). I want something that'll last and not hold me back on anything.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
A see-through case to admire the machine would be awesome.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
If thats necessary?
Extra info or particulars: I feel like this is so close to a post that just went up and I echoed a ton of their sentiments, but I'm still not confident enough to know if that applies to my situation.
Thanks in advance!
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2020.12.01 02:07 Yularen2077 All US Presidents and their Cabinet (Ministers)

By now you probably know all the people that can become President of the US. But for those who may not, or would like a refresher, I compiled all their portraits and bios, and even those of their Cabinet members. Yes, even the Ministers get bios too!
In game, the Vice-President is represented as the Head of Government (but the HoG is not always the VP), the Secretary of State is known as the Foreign Minister; the Treasury Secretary is the Economic Minister; and the Secretary of Defense is the Security Minister. Unfortunately not all the Ministers have bios, and for others, the loc is missing.
Note that the candidates for each of the parties shown for each year are dependent on an open party race to be a candidate. That could be either because their party is not in the White House, their party has already served for two terms, or the current President became President due to an assassination or impeachment of the previous holder. Except for those elevated by assassination/impeachment, all Presidents will automatically win their party's nomination for a second term. 1972 is an exceptional case, as the NPP incumbent could loose to one of the extremist NPP candidates.
Primaries are by event, simply picking which candidate you want to lead the party. For the NPP in 1964, the passage or veto of the Civil Rights Act will determine the nominee.
The Parties:


Presidents until the 1964 Election
Richard Nixon (R-RD) is President at game start, having won the 1960 election against NPP Strom Thurmond. His Vice-President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (D-RD), better known as JFK, will take over when he resigns. Kennedy will be assassinated a few months later, and himself succeeded by the Speaker of the House. With no VP to fall back on this time, Speaker John McCormack (R-RD) is next in line of the Presidential Succession. This is shown in-game as McCormack becoming Kennedy's Head of Government. McCormack's HoG is Senator Carl Hayden of Arizona (presumed President Pro Tempore of the Senate in TTL too). Though McCormick and Hayden are shown as the HoG, they are not the VP.

1964 - RDs

'64 RD Candidates
The two RD contenders primarying to succeed McCormick are Utah Senator Wallace Bennett (D-RD), and Texas Senator Lyndon Johnson (R-RD). Interestingly in Johnson's cabinet, McNamara will keep a position, but will return as Security Minister rather than Economic. Edmund Muskie will appear in both men's cabinet, in Bennett's as Foreign Minister, and in Johnson's as the VP.

1964 - NPP

Kennedy and Thurmond
Wallace and LeMay
The two NPP contenders primarying to succeed McCormick are Robert Francis Kennedy (C-NPP), better known as RFK, and Governor of Alabama George Wallace (FR-NPP). If the Civil Rights Act was vetoed, then the Center of the NPP party will become prominent, and former RD (and Chief of Staff to VP/Pres JFK) RFK will get the nomination, with Hubert Humphrey as his VP pick. If the CRA was passed, the Far Right of the party will become prominent, and Wallace will get the nomination, with Curtis Le May as his VP pick.
RFK, if he is too liberal during his presidency, has the chance of being assassinated in office. If he is, the attack will also kill VP Humphry. Like with the previous President, with no VP in office, the Speaker of the House would normally take over. But President Pro Tempore of the Senate Strom Thurmond (FR-NPP) of South Carolina blackmails him into not accepting so he, as next in line, can become President. Except for the VP spot, Thurmond gets to pick his cabinet, with two choices for each. Interestingly, his Economic Minister can be Russel Long (son of the Kingfish), the now President Pro Tempore of the Senate.
Wallace could be impeached a number of ways before finishing out his term, or his second term. If he is, his VP Curtis Le May (FR-NPP) will become President. He will keep the current Cabinet, including himself as HoG. Wallace and Thurmond possibly share the same Cabinet members, and those shared ones have the same bios as if they were in Wallace's cabinet (even for Thurmond).

1968 - RDs

Non-Incumbent RD '68 Candidates
If Johnson or Bennett did not win in 1964, then the two contenders primarying for the nomination are Senator from Arizona Barry Goldwater (D-RD), and the Governor of Ohio, Astronaut John Glenn (R-RD). Interestingly, Nelson Rockefeller will appear in both men's cabinet, in Goldwater's as the VP and in Glenn's as Foreign Minister. McNamara can return to the Cabinet after a four year absence in a Goldwater administration as Security Minister.

1968 - NPP

Non-Incumbent NPP '68 Candidates
If the NPP candidate who won in 1964 is no longer President, due to assassination or impeachment, the contenders primarying are Senator from Maine Margaret Chase Smith (FR-NPP) and Michael Harrington (C-NPP). Interestingly, Spiro Agnew, Chase's VP, was a possible Foreign Minister for Thurmond. And Glen Taylor (1952 Presidential candidate from the NPP's predecessor, the National Progressive Front), is the Foreign Minister in a Harrington Cabinet.
Depending on the Senate races, Harrington is a possible Senator from Missouri.

1972- RDs

Non-Incumbent RD '72 Candidates
As long as Goldwater or Glenn did not win in 1968, two contenders will primary for the nomination, formecurrent Minister Robert McNamara (D-RD) and Senator from South Dakota George McGovern (R-RD). McNamara will get to replace his first Security Minister, James Schlesinger, with either Senator Henry Jackson, a possible NPP candidate in 1972, or with Dean Dusk, Johnson's Foreign Minister.
Note the event loc is missing for James Schlesinger as Security Minister, and he will not be granted. I put together a little info box for him (with some liberty taken, labeling him Liberal Democracy, though not sure if he is should have Conservative or not, just from glancing through OTL).

1972 - NPPs

Non-Incumbent NPP '72 Candidates
As long as Chase or Harrington did not win in 1968, two contenders will primary for the nomination, Congresswoman from Oklahoma Jeanne Kilpatrick (FR-NPP) and Senator from Washington Henry 'Scoop' Jackson (C-NPP). Interestingly, if Chase won in 1968, Kilpatrick will be her Foreign Minister, and Casper Weinberger will be the Economic Minister in both Chase's and Kilpatrick's Cabinet.
Depending on the Senate races, Kilpatrick is a possible Senator from Oklahoma.
Yockey and Hall
For Francis Yockey (Y-NPP) leader of the national socialist wing of the NPP (nicknamed the Yockeys, officially the All-American National Vanguard, ANV-NPP), or Gus Hall (L-NPP), leader of the left/authoritarian socialism wing of the NPP, to be able to be elected President, America needs to be in an extreme situation, almost everything having gone wrong repeatedly up until this point.
There was an up-to-date guide posted a couple days ago for Hall, found here, and a Yockey one TBA.
If anyone is interested, here are the candidates in the previous elections: 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960.
I've done these before for KR and TWR, and thought it'd be fun to do it for TNO as well. So hope you enjoyed it! Thank you!
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2020.12.01 01:44 new_old_trash Remember the tactic teachers would use when trying to extract a confession from a single child?

They would punish the entire class - withhold something from them, or bluff about not letting anybody leave the classroom until the guilty party fessed up. They knew they could count on the other children turning on that individual, for their own short-sighted, selfish, fearful reasons - not thinking ahead to some future date when they might require the solidarity of the entire class to be on their side.
This is what we are heading for with the vaccines. All the pro-vax people will rush to get vaccinated, and then the media and authorities will claim that the ONLY reason things can't go back to normal, is that not enough people are vaccinated yet. People will start snitching on, publicly shaming, in some cases probably even physically assaulting anybody they know who is "holding everything up". There will be a massive campaign launched to coerce, exclude, ostracize anybody who isn't demonstrably vaccinated - and that's just at the social level, not even the legal level, which will surely come later.
We've already seen a preview of this with the mask hysteria - pro-maskers believe that the only reason for each subsequent shutdown, is that too many dissidents were having too much fun during past shutdowns, necessitating repeated or more harsh restrictions. "If only you would obey, this would be over!!" nevermind the fact that there aren't even any public places left that allow people to walk around unmasked. But still they believe it's a sneaky 0.01% somewhere, somehow getting away with it, and coofing all our freedoms away.
Anyway, just a heads-up about the next major challenge that lies ahead for us. Not that we aren't already being blamed, but the public pressure that's about to be heaped upon us is going to be 10x worse and more in-your-face. The possibility of life going 100% back to normal is going to be very compelling carrot to dangle in front of the average person, to encourage them to turn on their friends and family, or anybody they remotely know, who is still holding out.
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2020.11.30 16:36 beermeajackncoke Help Finishing Photoshop Build

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Mostly using Photoshop with the obvious web browsing/social media viewing etc. Potentially some light video editing. My goal is for this PC to be able to run Photoshop well, and if I ever want to game on it all I’ll need to do is buy a good GPU and it’ll be ready.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
I don’t really have a budget. I don’t have unlimited money but I am willing to spend $ on stuff that I need. I don’t want to sacrifice performance to save a few bucks. Although, a good deal won’t hurt me.
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
ASAP. I plan to build this week once I get the rest of my parts.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
CPU Cooler, PSU, Case.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
NY, USA. Yes I have a micro center locally.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Not technically reusing. I just have certain parts ordered already.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Not right away. Potentially down the line.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
I want a nice looking case with tempered glass. I want the PC to look cool. PSU I don’t know much about, what we performs well and is easy to work with setting up.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Size doesn’t matter. Idk if my parts will fit in a medium sized case or if I need larger, but my main preference is that it looks nice and has an open window to see inside. I will probably add RGB lighting inside as well.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
I mainly need help deciding what cooler, PSU and case to get. I have reserved a cpu mobo combo at micro center but technically I didn’t pay for or pick up yet so if there are better options for the price feel free to let me know. I paid $199.99 for the cpu and $159.99 for the mobo. RAM and SSD I have already. CPU and MOBO reserved ready for pick up. Any questions please let me know I’ll answer as fast as I can. Thank you!
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor -
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard -
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory -
Storage Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $0.00
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2020.11.30 13:09 yoyoyobank3 I switched back to the iPhone 6s after 3 years with Android flagships. Here's my experience...

I switched back to the iPhone 6s after 3 years with Android flagships. Here's my experience...

My ever-reliable iPhone 6s
*TL;DR available below. Also apologies in advance for my English - might not be well-organised*
Edit: My first awards!!! Thank you kind strangers :D
Alright, so from the title you may be asking "Err what? Why?". Before we get into the experience I had with the iPhone 6s in 2020, let me explain why I did what I did.
Here are the main reasons:
(1) SIZE - For context, my current daily driver is the OnePlus 7T Pro, which in itself is a beast of a phone. 90 Hz Display, Snapdragon 855+, full-screen design, etc. - all in all, awesome stuff. BUT I have been getting more and more frustrated with how BIG the phone is. One-handed use is almost impossible for me and it barely fits in the front pocket most of the times. I was aware of these potential struggles before the purchase and thought I would eventually get used to it. Oh boy was I wrong! The curved display also doesn't help - accidental touch galore.
(2) LESS OVERALL USAGE - I noticed that I don't use my phone as much as I used to. This means the advantages of having top-of-the-line specs on a phone become a lot less important. What's the point of having a killer screen, a huge battery, a latest SoC if I don't really use them to their full potential?
(3) iOS 14 - I was a massive hater of the iOS's home screen and other limitations even before the switch to the other side. Then iOS 14 came along... Honestly, I really liked what I saw in the WWDC keynote. I think it might be one of my favourite updates of all time. Widgets and the app library - they make a huge difference in how I would use an iPhone, especially after getting real comfortable with these on Android. So I was curious to try them out.
Now let's talk about the experience of using my 5-year-old iPhone 6s in 2020.
First of all, WOW this phone is tiny! After spending 3 years owning 6-inch+ phones, coming back to a smaller form factor is a breath of fresh air. I was delighted when I managed to reach the top corners of the screen lol But, strangely, I didn't really miss the big screen of the OnePlus. The first day I used the 6s, I almost forgot that I put it in my front pocket. It takes very little space compared to an absolute brick like the 7T Pro. Honestly, this is what I enjoyed the most. Because, although it is small, its portability outshines the lack of screen real estate.
Next up, the software. iOS 14 is as good of an update as I hoped it would be. The OS is smooth, fast, stable and reliable as ever (minus iOS 11 of course haha), which is something that is hard to come by on Android. What surprised me the most was how fast the animations/transitions feel on such a dated device. The 6s is 5 years old and it still runs nicely. I'm 80% sure that my 7T Pro won't be this snappy after 5 years. Also, I can't stress enough how much I adored the app library. Finally! This made the experience with the UI much more similar to what Android offers, meaning it is less jarring/annoying switching between the two. If Apple keeps this up, I reckon many Android users will go iOS in the next few years, especially for the longer support. I am impressed.
Now, not everything was great, obviously.
The battery. Oh, the battery... Granted, my unit is currently on its last leg, but I'm certain that a 6s with 100% battery capacity wouldn't do much better. I got at most about 3 hours of screen-on time, with just social media, messaging and YouTube. Sometimes the phone lost over 10% from just 15-min of web browsing. This is the trade off that I was worried about when switching to such a small phone, but in the end, I'd say it felt even worse than anticipated. I guess I have been spoiled by those massive flagships over the last few years.
Another drawback is (unsurprisingly) the camera. I'm sure you all saw this coming... The camera tech in smartphones have got soooooo much better in the last 5 years that it is crazy when seeing the results side by side. There were a few occasions where I missed great photo opportunities because I had no telephoto or the night mode. Shooting photos indoor was a nightmare. Didn't remember it being this bad xD However, if given enough light, the rear camera still produces some great looking shots, as long as you're not pixel peeping. They are definitely good enough for social media posts. The front camera is just sad for today's standard. Let's not talk about it lol
Lastly, the display. Despite having a lot of doubt prior to the switch, the 720p display looks fine. Texts are readable and the colours are not too bad for an LCD display. However, I would be lying if I said I didn't miss 90 Hz (Apple, please put high refresh rate in the next iPhones!) and OLED. The fact that the screen is blinding bright at night even with dark mode on annoyed me beyond explanation. I'm really happy that Apple has moved past LCD 'cause I really don't think you can pay them that much without getting at least an OLED panel on your iPhone in 2020. LCD's had their days but they are over.
Overall though, I'd say going back to the iPhone 6s has made me appreciate how much tech has evolved in the last few years, and how well-optimised iPhones are. In all honesty, if I were forced to use the 6s as my daily driver today, I'd be fine with it. Sure, I will miss all the bells and whistles newer phones offer, but at the end of the day, older iPhones can still do the basics right. The whole experiment has also made me want to go back to iOS for my next phone, now that I see the longevity first hand. So... yeah... iPhone 14? :)
TL;DR: I enjoyed how small the iPhone 6s is and was impressed by iOS 14. However, the battery life was abysmal. Cameras showed their age but were still usable in some circumstances, while the display was serviceable at best. Overall, despite its shortcomings, this experience made me appreciate my old phone more.
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2020.11.30 03:20 talesoutoftown Would like to replace a pre-2005 PC that can game a little; and boot a few games and the OS quickly.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
This PC will be used to replace a pre-2005 PC that my family has and to allow for gaming. Their current PC takes forever to load so their day to day activities with the PC takes much longer than needed as everything happens at a snail's pace.
My parents will primarily be using it to do finances, watch videos, interact with friends on social media and nothing particularly demanding that I know of. They'll likely just use some kind of everyday browser, use Excel to do finances, use netflix and other streaming services, and use it to store and view pictures and videos.
My brother will want to use it for gaming. I'm pretty sure he'll only play RPGs, Genshin Impact, and maybe Apex Legends. He'll probably use it for streaming anime, youtube, twitch, etc as well, but that's about it.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
If it is possible, $1000 CAD.
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
As soon as all the parts come in.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Please include the tower and OS (Windows please, as that's the one my family is most comfortable with). They already have the other parts.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
I will be purchasing the parts in Canada, but I am hoping to buy the parts online if possible. This is because while I am in Alberta, my family is in Manitoba and the parts will be heading there. My dad is willing and capable of building the PC.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Unfortunately, I do not know the hardware my family uses. I know the monitor uses HDMI; and the keyboard and mouse plug in via USB.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Yes, but way down the line, say, a few years after. I don't really know the specifics of overclocking, so I'll be figuring that out.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
If it is possible to have the ability to expand the storage in the future, that would be a bonus to the parents. I built a PC using a Samsung 980 Pro and I love how instantly it boots up, but especially how quickly Genshin Impact updates and boots. I was informed I overkilled it though, but that quick booting for a couple games and the PC itself would a highly appreciated feature.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
A mid-tower size would be best. I have no preference for a particular color theme.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Yes, I would need a copy of the latest version of Windows included in the budget.
Extra info or particulars:
Thanks for taking the time to read this. If there are any details I can get, please just let me know. I hope I answered the questions adequately.
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2020.11.29 23:04 BearzBeatz Just a positive story about a fun first date

I once saw someone post a positive story on here and loved reading it because it gave me a little hope and wanted to do the same! (If it violates some rule then feel free to delete)
I had a first date with this guy last night and it was absolutely incredible. We matched that morning on OLD and were chatting for a bit and then decided to meet for drinks the same day (at an outdoor, pro mask venue). In person, he was easy to talk to and so attractive - when he kissed me at the end of the night I did something I have never done before on a first date and invited him back to my place. In bed I was floored by how strong the chemistry was. It was the best sex I’ve had literally in years. Maybe it’s pent up quarantine energy, who knows, but Jesus it was a first date that was supposed to be a walk in the park (literally not figuratively) and ended up being a spontaneous awesome night. I haven’t had anything like this all year after a fairly active dating life prior to ‘rona and this just took me by surprise. I don’t know if he intends to call me again or if this will just be a fun little memory to look back on but either way it’s the best thing that’s happened in my dating life in 2020 after months of slow, somewhat disappointing first dates and FaceTimes that it definitely gives me some hope that there are people out there and nights like that can still happen in these apocalyptic times.
Edit: Just wanted to add that both my date and I have been socially distanced from others prior to meeting and have been very careful about hand-washing, following city guidelines, and wearing masks in public. Apologies if this post came across as reckless or insensitive to the current situation, as a few people pointed out.
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2020.11.29 21:33 InstagramGrowthHack Postfity reviews and alternatives – Should you use it?

Postfity reviews and alternatives – Should you use it?
Finding the best Instagram management tool might be challenging these days since there are many tools out there. That’s why reading a service’s review will help you make up your mind whether to use it or not.
If you want to skip the article and look for the best Instagram management tool, you should use AiSchedul, which gives you all the services you need on Instagram.

What is Postfity?

Postfity is one of the social media management tools that lets users schedule their Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and VK posts.
However, we should note that Postfity doesn’t schedule Instagram posts in advance. In other words, it sends reminders to users to open their Instagram app and publish their posts themselves.
Meaning that users should be online at the time they want to share the post.
So, what if users manage several Instagram accounts or want to share posts at different time zones?
Since Instagram is one of the most popular platforms, users may spend more time on it and share more posts than other social media platforms.
So, sending a reminder to users for posting on Instagram doesn’t sound to be the best option.
Obviously, some people manage several Instagram accounts, and sometimes people prefer sharing posts at the same time on different Instagram accounts or different platforms. Therefore, it would be best to use an Instagram management tool that schedules Instagram posts and stories in advance without being online or needing to open the app.
Postfity pricing
As you see below, Postfity offers three different pricing plans, including Mini for 9.99$, Professional for 24.99$, and Agency for 79.99$. You can also see all of the services for each pricing plan.

Postfity reviews

We have always said that one of the best ways of deciding whether to use a service or not is reading its reviews. We have searched and gathered some Postfity reviews from different websites to let you know more about it.
Postfity reviews on Trustpilot
As you see, there is no review for Postfity on Trustpilot, meaning that it doesn’t have many users, or it is not trusted by people.
Trustpilot is one of the most famous review sites; you would find most of the products and services on it. So, it would be strange that there is no Postfity review on Trustpilot.

Postfity Alternatives

As we mentioned earlier, Postfity doesn’t schedule Instagram posts in advance, and all it does about Instagram is sending a reminder. So, you may be looking for the best Instagram post and story scheduler that allows you to schedule posts and stories in the dashboard and make you free from being online and opening the app.
  1. AiSchedul
It is one of the best apps to schedule Instagram posts, schedule Instagram stories, monitor, add several links in one link, and more. By AiSchedul, you are free from opening your Instagram app and sharing posts and stories directly from the app.
To publish Instagram posts and stories by AiSchedul, you should sign up and log in to its dashboard and do all you need to do there.
AiSchedul features
  • Instagram post scheduler
  • Instagram story scheduler
  • Hashtag suggestion
  • Story and feed repost tool
  • Reward campaigns management tool
  • Managing multiple accounts
  • Post and reward feature
  • Auto-respond comments
  • Designing Bio-link landing page
  • Tracking mentions

How to Schedule Instagram posts by AiSchedul?

It is easy as A, B, C. Just follow the steps to schedule your Instagram posts.
1.First of all, sign up on AiSchedul and add your Instagram account. You can add as many accounts as you want without any limitations.
  1. Now, click on the “Manage Account” button. Then, you would see the “Schedule” option. After clicking on it, you can choose the Story or Feed option.
Choose the “Feed” option to schedule a post. Then you can drag and drop photos and videos; you can also schedule carousel photos and videos with AiSchedul.
  1. Then you can add your post’s detail, such as adding the caption, location, etc. and choose the scheduling date and time.

  1. At last, click on “Schedule Post” to schedule your post.
Moreover, if you are curious about the way you can schedule your Instagram stories, you can read the “Best Instagram Story Schedulers in 2020” blog.
AiSchedul pricing
Happily, you can have all the mentioned services at a very affordable price, which is 9$ for starters and 29$ for pro users. If you are a small or medium-sized business, the “Starter” plan may fit you.
2. Planoly
That’s another managing platform for Instagram and Pinterest users that lets users schedule their posts. Same as other Instagram scheduler tools, you can set the date and time in advance to publish your posts.
Planoly features
  • Draft, plan, schedule, and publish content
  • Analyze your business profile data
  • Web and mobile apps
Planoly pricing
As you see below, it offers several plans with different features. You can choose the one that fits your business or your plans.
3. Onlypult
With Onlypult is another post scheduling tool that lets users manage up to 40 accounts. Onlypult allows your SMM to manage up to 12 different social platforms without giving him/her direct access to your account.
Onlypult pricing
It offers a reasonable price as well. However, it is not as cheap as AiSchedul.
Final thought
Choosing the best Instagram management tool is a big help in promoting your business and saving your time. So, it would help if you don’t neglect reading a service’s review and being aware of its pros and cons.
If you are looking for a Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn post scheduler, you may find Postfity helpful. However, it might not be the best option to schedule Instagram posts and stories since it only sends reminders and doesn’t schedule posts in advance.
If you are more active on Instagram than other social media platforms, then AiSchedul would be the best option since it offers all the services users need on Instagram and offers service at an affordable price.
Besides, if you are not sure about using a social media management tool, you should try its free trial to make up your mind about it.
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2020.11.29 20:30 _call-me-al_ [Sun, Nov 29 2020] TL;DR — This is what you missed in the last 24 hours on Reddit


Canada blocks bulk exports of some prescription drugs in response to Trump import plan
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At Risk: Russia's Indigenous Peoples Sound Alarm On Loss Of Arctic, Traditional Way Of Life. Ominous signs have already emerged from the thaw: thinning reindeer herds and fish stocks, drying lakes, and forest fires.
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Australia sweats through scorching 50C heatwave as thousands flock to beaches across the east coast despite health authorities urging people to stay home.
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US is 'rounding the corner into a calamity,' expert says, with Covid-19 deaths projected to double soon
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New Orleans Saints NFL Team Fined 500K & Lose Draft Pick Over COVID Violations During Celebration
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Chinese submarine sends first live video back from the bottom of the Mariana Trench
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An extraordinary number of arrows dating from the Stone Age to the medieval period have melted out of a single ice patch in Norway in recent years because of climate change. The finds represent a “treasure trove”, as it is very unusual to recover so many artefacts from melting ice at one location.
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A subtle shift in language, silently referring to oneself using one’s own name and non–first-person-singular pronouns (distanced self-talk), promotes emotion regulation, through reduced emotional reactivity when people reflected on negative experiences.
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Reduced sleep duration and sleep deprivation significantly correlates with decreased brain white matter integrity in healthy, young adults, which may explain the positive association between sleep duration and overall cognitive performance.
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This is the Lobster Claw Nebula, shot over several nights from my backyard using over 17 hours of exposure time. [OC]
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My most detailed HDR picture of the Moon so far (high res link in comment, feel free to zoom in it)
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I photographed Uranus again last night [OC]
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KFC Turned to Self-Driving Cars in China to Deliver Fried Chicken While Limiting Human Contact - The company uses autonomous vehicles connected to 5G networks and QR codes to distribute its product on the streets of Shanghai.
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"The final results from Finland’s experiment are now in, and the findings are intriguing: the basic income in Finland led to a small increase in employment, significantly boosted multiple measures of the recipients’ well-being"
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The U.S. government needs to get involved in the A.I. race against China, Nasdaq executive says
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What's something cool you recently learned about?
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Anyone ever found a body? What’s that like?
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What was a fact that you regret knowing?
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TIL why Five Guys gives extra fries at the bottom of the bag. They do it so the guests think they are getting a good deal. However, the extra fries are already factored into the menu price. Founder Jerry Murrell also says it is better for customers to feel that their serving of fries was too large.
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TIL Boxing trainer Cus D'Amato was criticised for being a proponent for the peek-a-boo style of boxing; it was believed that an efficient attack could not be launched from it. He coached Mike Tyson later in his career in this exact style, who would become the youngest world heavyweight titleholder.
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TIL from 1777 to 1870, Vermont had a fourth branch of government called the Council of Censors. It consisted of 13 members, elected every 7 years, who had to check if "the legislative and executive branches have performed their duty as guardians of the people." They could also amend the constitution
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[OC] Visualization of Switzerland's Population Density in 2020
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% of each state's Population outside of California born in California, 2017 [OC]
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% of Each State's Population born in Mexico, 2017 [OC]
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I got tired of scrolling past the blogger's life story to get to the recipe...
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Do you prefer cooking alone or with other people?
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Confession: I hate my cast iron and don’t think it’s worth the hype.
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[Homemade] Apple-cranberry pie with cinnamon and orange zest
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[Pro/chef] Challah Bread
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[Homemade] popcorn chicken
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Dave Prowse: Darth Vader actor dies aged 85
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Rambo: First Blood is a good example of how stories that are set up in a smaller scale can work just as much as those that are set in a larger epic scale, especially in the context of action-based stories.
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Klaus, the must watch Christmas movie for everybody
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"Moon Blade", me, digital, 2020
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Pride, Me, Embroidery, 2020
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Misty Mountains, Watercolour, me, 2020
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Kaitlin Olsen should have long ago won an EMMY for the portrayal of Dee Reynolds on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. There's no female character that comes anywhere close to her on any comedy series. So crude and vulgar and yet quite endearing over the last 13 seasons. Olsen deserves so much cred!
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HBO’s “How To with John Wilson” Captures the Weird, Wondrous New York City That’s Never on TV
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The Crown isn’t making the royal family look bad. They do a fine job of that themselves.
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I was really insecure about my hair, so I decided to just shave it all off. Lowkey digging it :)
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After bushfires, quarantine and 957 hours of writing—I've finally published my cyberpunk book!
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I dolled up and did a glamour shoot with my cat.
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Well, that was smart.
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I made a real banana for scale
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Dancing Northen Lights, Norway
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How the 2018 California Carr deadly fire tornado was created
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Making a beautiful doll house
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The uniformity in the way this black pipe is ran.
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This tree's leaves didn't turn colors because of the lamp light/warmth
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The Manhole Covers in Fuji, Japan
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No-nos for Simpsons animators.
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Left- 1980 Toyota pickup. 40 years later a Toyota pickup. Both 1/2 ton trucks.
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Faye Schulman (1940s), member and main photographer of the Jewish resistance to the Holocaust. "I want people to know that there was resistance. Jews did not go like sheep to the slaughter," she said. "I have pictures. I have proof." She is 101 today.
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I was tasked with clearing out the crawlspace, but then I found my old slot car track and progress haulted. A+ would clean again.
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I recently realised my prosthetic (right) eye can rotate, and look directly to my side, so to quote a (much) older post; "I might not have your six, but I've got your 3 and 9".
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Playing AC/DC Thunderstruck with a broken washing machine!
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Saved a cat in the freeway today I45 no hesitation pulled over immediately, grabbed from traffic.
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Every night, she'll meows at us until we hold her like this.
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A lot of request to see the dry cat! Here she is.
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Random Subreddit of the day: lostpause

These are its 3 top posts of all time:
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I am sorry little one
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This is what I want to happen
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2020.11.28 17:28 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 12 - Philadelphia Eagles(3-6-1) vs Seattle Seahawks (7-3)

Philadelphia Eagles (3-6-1) vs Seattle Seahawks(7-3)
Another week has passed and the Eagles notched another in the loss column, the saving grace now is after the Football Team won on Thanksgiving the Eagles are no longer kings of shit mountain. That title rests with Washington, though it could end up in the hands of the Giants by the team the Eagles kickoff on Monday night. Pathetically they could take that title back with a win over the Seahawks, though that appears to be unlikely. The Seahawks pack a potent offense led by All-Pro QB Russel Wilson who has made Jim Schwartz is bitch the past 4 years. What this Eagles team has in talent it completely lacks in discipline, heart and accountability which rests entirely on this coaching staff which repeatedly fails to get this team motivated and put them in the best position to win football games. Seattle has one of the worst defenses in the league especially against the pass, however I doubt Doug Pederson will come up with a game plan to exploit it, especially with Carson Wentz struggling to find any rhythm this season and leading the league in all the wrong categories. Both the coach and the QB will need to find some of that magic from the 2017 season if they have any hope of beating this tough Seahawks team Monday night.
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Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 64°F
Feels Like: 64°F
Forecast: Possible Light Rain. Rain throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 56%
Cloud Coverage: 97%
Wind: South 13 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Seattle -5.5
OveUnder: 49
Record VS. Spread: Eagles 3-7, Seahawks 6-4
Where to Watch on TV
ESPN will broadcast Monday’s game to a national audience. Steve Levy will handle play-by-play duties and Brian Griese will provide analysis.
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Radio Streams
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo and Bill Kulik will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Seahawks Radio
Seahawks Radio Network Steve Raible returns for his 38th season in the radio booth, his 15th as the play-by-play announcer and “Voice of the Seahawks” after 22 seasons as the Seahawks analyst. Former Seahawks LB Dave Wyman will provide color commentary.
National Radio
Westwood One will broadcast the game to a national audience with Kevin Harlan on play-by-play and Ron Jaworski providing analysis.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Seahawks Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 83 SIRI 81
XM Radio XM 225 XM 226
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Football Team 4-7 .364 3-3 1-4 3-2 3-5 241 243 -2 1W
Eagles 3-6-1 .350 2-2-1 1-4 2-2 3-3 220 254 -34 2L
Giants 3-7 .300 2-3 1-4 3-2 3-6 195 236 -41 2W
Cowboys 3-8 .273 2-4 1-4 1-3 3-6 251 359 -108 1L
Series Information
The Seattle Seahawks lead the Philadelphia Eagles (11-7)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
December 12th, 1976 at Veteran's Stadium Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Eagles 27 - Seattle Seahawks 10
Points Leader
Seattle Seahawks lead the Philadelphia Eagles (367-327)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 0-4 against the Seahawks
Pete Carroll: 6-1 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Pete Carroll: Carroll leads 4-0
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Seahawks: 0-4
Russell Wilson: Against Eagles: 5-0
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Russell Wilson: Wilson leads 4-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Seahawks lead the Eagles: 5-0
Record @ CenturyLink Field: Seahawks lead 3-2
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 11 - Seahawks No. 7
Eagles: 3-6-1
Seahawks: 7-3
Last Meeting
Sunday, Nov 24th, 2019
Seahawks 17 – Eagles 9
The Eagles season ended with their first loss at home since Week 12 of the regular season, which was, coincidentally, also a 17–9 home loss to the Seahawks. They failed to score a touchdown for the first time since Week 17 of the 2017 season. Carson Wentz left the game in the first quarter with a concussion following a dirty hit by Jadeveon Clowney, where he led with the crown of his helmet into the back of Carson Wentz’s head when he was already going to the ground. No penalty was called on the play, and Wentz was later ruled out for the game. This was the Eagles' third straight home Wild Card playoff loss.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
01/05/20 Seahawks Eagles 17-9
11/24/19 Seahawks Eagles 17-9
12/3/17 Seahawks Eagles 24-10
11/20/16 Seahawks Eagles 26-15
12/07/14 Seahawks Eagles 24-14
12/01/11 Seahawks Eagles 31-14
11/02/08 Eagles Seahawks 26-7
12/02/07 Seahawks Eagles 28-24
12/05/05 Seahawks Eagles 42-0
12/08/02 Eagles Seahawks 27-20
09/23/01 Eagles Seahawks 27-3
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2020 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
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2020 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Wentz 220 377 58.4% 2326 14 14 73.3
Wilson 256 362 70.7% 2986 30 10 111.5
Sanders 102 585 83.6 5.7 3
Wilson 55 367 36.7 4.7 1
Fulgham 31 451 64.4 14.5 4
Metcalf 48 862 86.2 18.0 9
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 7.0 34
Adams 5.5 25
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Singleton 60 37 23 1.0
Wagner 96 56 40 3.0
Name Ints Team Total
Singleton/McLeod/Mills 1 3
Diggs/Neal/Griffin 2 10
Johnston 45 2198 66 48.6 42.3 15 4 0
Dickson 37 1835 67 49.6 44.1 19 4 0
Elliot 14 10 71.4% 54 14/14
Myers 12 12 100% 61 36/38
Kick Returns
Scott 12 227 18.9 25 0
Homer 12 291 24.3 44 0
Punt Returns
Ward 13 88 6.8 22 0 13
Moore 8 91 11.4 20 0 12
League Rankings 2020
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Seahawks Stat Seahawks Rank
Total Offense 330.1 26th 400.0 4th
Rush Offense 121.1 12th 121.3 10th(t)
Pass Offense 209.0 28th 278.7 5th
Points Per Game 22.0 24th 31.8 2nd
3rd-Down Offense 37.5% 28th(t) 41.2% 18th
4th-Down Offense 36.8% 27th(t) 77.8% 3rd(t)
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 63.3% 13th 77.8% 2nd
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Seahawks Stat Seahawks Rank
Total Defence 342.7 10th 434.9 32nd
Rush Defence 133.4 25th 91.2 4th
Pass Defence 209.3 6th 343.7 32nd
Points Per Game 25.4 16th 28.7 28th
3rd-Down Defence 38.1% 6th 49.6% 30th
4th-Down Defence 41.7% 5th(t) 56.3% 18th
Red Zone Defence(TD%) 65.6% T-19th 70.0% 28th
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Seahawks Stat Seahawks Rank
Turnover Diff. -9 30th +1 12th(t)
Penalty Per Game 6.1 21st(t) 5.3 6th(t)
Penalty Yards Per Game 48.2 14th 39.2 4th
Eagles HC Doug Pederson was born in Bellingham, WA, and grew up in Ferndale, WA. Pederson recently admitted that he "Grew up a Seahawks Fan" and used to attend Seahawks games at The Kingdome.
Eagles LBs coach Ken Flajole is from Seattle and previously coached the Seahawks’ DBs (1999, 2001-02) and LBs (2000).
Eagles Safeties coach Tim Hauck played for the Seahawks in 1997.
Seahawks Northeast Area Scout Todd Brunner worked for the Eagles for four seasons (1994-97) as an area scout covering the Northeast. He joined the Eagles as a scouting intern in 1992 and worked as a scouting assistant in 1993.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Seahawks
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) QB Russel Wilson (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) MLB Bobby Wagner (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lavato (Starter)
Referee: Brad Allen
Philadelphia hosts Seattle for the first time since the 2019 NFC Wild Card playoff game. The Eagles are aiming for their third con-secutive win at Lincoln Financial Field after defeating N.Y. Giants (W, 22-21) and Dallas (W, 23-9) during Weeks 7-8.
Miles Sanders leads the NFL with 5.7 yards per rushing attempt (min. 100 attempts). His 83.6 rushing yards per game rank 4th in the NFL, trailing only Dalvin Cook (118.8), Derrick Henry (107.9) and Nick Chubb (95.8) in that category.
Jason Kelce has started 99 consectuive regular-season games, which is the longest active streak among NFL centers as well as the longest by an Eagles center since the 1970 merger (previously 95 by Guy Morriss from 1977-83). The last NFL center with 100 consecutive starts was Chris Myers from 2007-14 (123).
Brandon Graham leads the Eagles defense with 7.0 sacks, which ranks 9th among NFL players. Graham (11 TFLs) joins T.J. Watt (9.0, sacks, 14 TFLs) and Za’Darius Smith (8.0 sacks, 10 TFLs) as the only NFL players with 7.0+ sacks and 10+ TFLs this season.
Draft Picks
Eagles Seahawks
WR Jalen Raegor LB Jordyn Brooks
QB Jalen Hurts DE Darrell Taylor
LB Davion Taylor OG Damien Lewis
S K’Von Wallace TE Colby Parkinson
OT Jack Driscoll RB Deejay Dallas
WR John Hightower DE Alton Robinson
LB Shaun Bradley WR Freddie Swan
WR Quez Watkins TE/WR Stephen Sullivan
OT Prince Tega Wanogho
LB/DE Casey Toohill
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Seahawks
S Will Parks S Jamal Adams
DT Javon Hargrave OT Cedric Ogbuehi
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman RB Carlos Hyde
CB Darius Slay RT Brandon Shell
DE Carlos Dunlap
DE Benson Mayowa
WR Phillip Dorsett
DT Bruce Irvin
TE Greg Olsen
CB Quinton Dunbar
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Seahawks
S Malcom Jenkins S Bradley McDonald
CB Ronald Darby DE Jadaveon Clowney
RB Jordan Howard OT George Fant
WR Nelson Agholor DL Quiton Jefferson
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai DL Al Woods
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill OL Germain Ifedi
RB Darren Sproles DE Ziggy Ansah
DT Timmy Jernigan LB Mychal Kendricks
LB Nigel Bradham
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (109) needs 1 passing TDs to take sole possession of 4th on the Eagles all-time passing yards list moving ahead of QB Norm Snead.
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (52.5) needs 2 sacks to move up to 5th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (29) needs 1 sacks to move up to 18th on the Eagles all-time sack list passing DT Jerome Brown
Stats to Know
Stat to Know: Bird is the Word
The average Bald Eagle's wingspan is considerably more than an Osprey's. The weight disparity between the two is even more pronounced, the male Bald Eagle doubling its counterpart's weight. So whereas Bald Eagles are known to harass Osprey nests and even steal Ospreys' food directly from them, this Philadelphia Eagles team is anything but average and is an embarrassment in the turnover department, currently third-to-last in turnover margin at -9, while the Seahawks are middle-of-the-pack at +1. A Bald Eagle is expected to be large, strong, agile, pesky, and majestic. The 2020 Philadelphia Eagles field 2 Cornerbacks 5'9 and under, they field undersized Linebackers and Safeties, and don't have a bruising Running Back to feature. They have been incapable of imposing their will on Offense or Defense. The only consistency shown in 2020 is in just how bad the team is, while still on top of the division. Some mornings I stare into the foggy mirror, with Lionel Richie's "Hello" playing on my Google speaker, and wonder what we've done to deserve this. Sad Eagles
Matchups to Watch
Russel Wilson vs. the Eagles Run Defense
This Eagles team has been woefully pathetic against the run this season, but even more so against opposing QBs who are not afraid to take off. Of the top 5 rushing performances against the Eagles defense this season 3 of them are QBs (Lamar Jackson and Daniel Jones 2x). Russell Wilson may turn 32 Sunday, but he is still a threat with his legs as he currently leads the Seahawks in rushing yards and is on pace for his second biggest rushing season in his career. Jim Schwartz has had zero answer the past 4 years against Russel Wilson and I don’t expect that to magically change on Monday. Schwartz best bet may be to spy Wilson with Rookie Davion Taylor, who has the athletic ability to keep up with Wilson, however Schwartz has failed to used spies on Wilson in the past, so if he makes a change in how it operates it will be a large evolution in his character which doesn’t seem realistic. I expect much of the same with Schwartz against Wilson on Monday, base Nickel defense with Cover-1 man and the corners playing 10 yards off to give easy outlets to Wilson.
A Moveable Object vs a Stoppable Force
If Philly wants to have any chance to win on Monday they are going to need to score points on the offensive side of the football, something they have failed to do regularly this season. Carson Wentz has been one of if not the worst QB in the NFL this season, at least the worst who hasn’t been benched yet. He has been a turn over machine and has been sacked the most in the NFL. But the offensive woes don’t lay solely at his feet, Doug Pederson has done Wentz no favors. Despite Wentz’s struggles Pederson has continued to lead on the QB, despite having one of the best running backs in the league who is averaging 5.7 yards per carry and has big play potential in Miles Sanders. It isn’t just that Pederson is abandoning the run, he is also calling a bland predictable offense which has failed to put his players in the best position to succeed. On the other side of the ball, the Seahawks have had issues stopping anyone this season, especially through the air where they rank dead last. They have given up an average of 343.7 yards per game. In recent weeks, they’ve been better in this area. They have given up over 300 passing yards just once in the last four games. If the Eagles have any shot to win Sunday, they need to win this matchup.
Carlos Dunlap vs Jordan Mailata
After Jason Peters gave up 3 sacks, 3 QB hits and 7 pressures in just 47 snaps before leaving the last game with an injury, he's thankfully moving to right guard somewhere he should have been after returning from the IR. This means Mailata will be back at LT where he was playing well before being benched for Peters return. He will face off against Carlos Dunlap who has 3 sacks in 3 games since joining the Seahawks. This is going to be the second time the Eagles faced Dunlap who in Week 3, had 4 pressures, 9 tackles, a QB hit, a TFL and a batted pass when facing Peters. If Mailata can play the way he was before he was wrongly benched by this inept coaching staff. Suring up Wentz’s backside should give him a little more confidence, something he has woefully lacked this season. This should be a good matchup against the young Mailata and the ageless vet in Dunlap.
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2020.11.27 22:53 DonMelbourne MGTOW mindset -- other than women, how does it affect a MGTOW life?

I like to describe MGTOW as "pro-individual". In my view, we aren't "anti-women" or "anti-marriage". Women are just people trying to get by as best they can, and good women friends have added real value to my life. Marriage isn't for me since marriage is now a bad deal for men, but if someone goes into marriage with their eyes open, I'm happy for them and I wish them luck. There is no doubt that some people will be happier being married than being MGTOW, just as some people will win the lottery (and of course, the possibility of winning the lottery doesn't mean the lottery is worth playing.)
The problem for men today is that society encourages marriage as a good thing even while it is now a bad deal. It tells men that they get their validation from pairing up. It's what men do, right? I would have married my first LTR, despite not loving her and despite her having more red flags than a communist parade -- and knowing both at the time. I thank God I didn't. What a horror show that would have been.
Marriage is now a bad deal for men, so MGTOW is the RATIONAL decision to not marry/cohabitate. MGTOW isn't dogma, it is common sense. We seek our validation from what we accomplish ourselves. We don't rely on validation from society.
But, as I noted in another thread, society wants men and women to get their validation from other things as well: a fancy car, a big house, what we buy, clicks from social media, etc. To me, taking MGTOW to its logical conclusion, being MGTOW is more than just making the rational decision to not marry, but it is to go our own way on a lot of other things as well.
MGTOW is "pro-individual". And that extends well beyond just avoiding marriage. Thinking about MGTOW as though it is just relating to marriage and women is way too narrow. The "old school MGTOW" was about getting off the grid entirely. It wasn't just about women. It was about rejecting society's notions of how a man is validated. MGTOW2 is keeping that "old school MGTOW" idea alive, though it seems to have died elsewhere.
So the question I am asking here is: for you, besides women and marriage, what else do you see the MGTOW philosophy/mindset naturally extend to? What is society expecting from men to value that you -- as a MGTOW -- would like to go your own way from?
For me, the idea of minimalism is a natural fit to MGTOW. Don't value things other than as just things. Don't collect clutter. Live as simply as possible. Stoicism (not that I'm claiming to be too knowledgeable about it) also seems a natural fit for MGTOWs: developing an integrity based on personal ethics informed by logic and how the world actually is. That seems to be MGTOW in a nutshell.
Am I saying that a man with a MGTOW mindset should naturally be a minimalist and a stoic? Actually, I guess I am. At least, that's what it means to me. Not as a dogma, but as a natural evolution of the MGTOW mindset.
So how about for you? Outside of women/dating/marriage, how does or should a MGTOW mindset affect a MGTOW's life? Even if you're not doing it yourself, where do you see your own MGTOW journey heading? Where do you see going your own way end up going? (I don't mean just retirement, but day-to-day stuff as well). I'm interested in people's perspective.
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2020.11.27 22:38 uhmthinking Struggling with heteronormativity I guess :(

Hey! I hope this is okay for me to post here. I’m sure it’s a topic that comes up a lot but I wanted to get some insight specific to my situation.
So I’m 17 and have known that I was bi since I was 12. I was seeing a lot of pro-lgbt content on social media then so I came to terms with it pretty quickly and had some lgbt friends irl so it was fine.
Lately though, I’ve really been struggling with it. I posted on another subreddit a while ago about how I was struggling with the fear that I’m actually straight because I could only picture myself being intimate with and marrying a man. That fear made me feel really icky and like some fraud or attention seeker (especially because typically women think they’re bi and then realize they’re lesbian, which is a commonly discussed process of self-discovery but the fact that I was worrying about actually being straight rather than lesbian made me feel really bad about it, if that makes sense).
I eventually came to terms with that and realized that with my attraction to women, I AM bisexual but am dealing with internalized homophobia/heteronormativity. But I don’t know how to get over this? I know the answer is always “you can experiment” but I don’t like the sound of that for whatever reason lol.
More details on my thought process: I guess when I think about myself being in a wlw relationship, I don’t see it as a truly fulfilled relationship if that makes sense, especially when specifically thinking about marriage. I’m sure that’s the heteronormativity but it bothers me. I also have difficulty imagining myself being intimate with another woman, even with something as simple as cuddling. I know I’m attracted to women though so I definitely still think I’m bi, and I’ve dated another girl before (altho I don’t really count it bc it was a short-lived online relationship when we were both like 13 lmao) but I don’t have any other real dating experience, and when I imagine myself in the future going on dates and stuff I always imagine myself with a man. :( help I’m going crazy :(
I’d really appreciate any sort of insight, especially if there’s anyone older than me out there who struggled with this when they were younger but now have a success story of some kind haha. thank u !!
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2020.11.27 16:50 Plus_Variety3765 Custody battle, restraining order, domestic violence, please help

Restraining order, domestic violence, custody, please help
Honest opinions please (US CA)
There’s a restraining order for me and my 17 month old son against my sons father on oct 1st for domestic violence and threats. We broke up on sep 10th In the middle of august, he felt guilty that one of his sisters in particular had been struggling so hard with depression and anxiety and their mom didn’t allow them to go therapy because she “doesn’t agree with it, (he has 3 younger sisters. Sister A and Sister B are twins, and one year younger than him. Sister C is 4 years younger than him) he confessed to me that when he was the ages 8,10,10,12,12,14 he sexually abused all 3 of his siblings. When he was 8 he built a tent in his room at night (the mom is a night nurse works nights) and he made sister A give him a blow job. When he was 10 he made sister C make out with him under the covers while watching a movie at their grandma’s house while the grandma was on the couch, when he was 10 on two separate occasions, he felt sisters A , and Bs lady parts and went inside sister B with his finger. When he was 12 he and his siblings would make plays all the time and he manipulated a kissing scene with sister C to where there had to be tounge and they repeated the scene and play multiple times. When he was 12 he said that sister A started coming into his room asking to do stuff and it stopped when he was 14 at some point , when he got a gf. He wanted to tell his sister he was sorry but I told him not to talk with her about it since she’s not allowed to go to therapy, and he might surface wounds that aren’t ready to surface and suggested he talk with his mom about it. As for me and our son and I , I stated he wasn’t going to give him baths, diaper changes, or be alone with him anymore and he agreed to it saying he understands,no questions asked. I expressed my uncomfortabilty and also that it’s a lot to take him and I needed time to process and decide what to do moving forward. So the time comes where he told his mom and he asked me to be there for support. Her response was “OH MY GOD” .. “OH MY GOD” .. she cried barely and then said “me and my siblings and cousins used to do stupid shit like that all the time , like oh let make out... stupid’re a broken kid (dads name) , ITS NORMAL” ....”all kids are exposed to that..(ours sons name)’s going to be exposed to that” I WAS SHOCKED. I had no words. I left. The next morning the mom sent him a article saying it was normal - THE CURIOSITY. I’ve been now speaking to a family therapist on my own for preventative measures , she’s stated the curiosity was normal but the manipulation and patterns is not. After this , my sons dad started spiraling, disappearing with the car, blocking me unnecessarily, unwilling to talk about anything ,he started being physical with me , hostile toward me, and started getting rough with our son. I don’t have proof of all the times he’s gotten physical with me but I have proof of some. I wish I had proof of everything.
On sep 7th he was supposed to leave for work but he took our only working car with our sons car seat in it and disappeared for 5 days , turns out he was living in the car in a Walmart parking lot in Bakersfield. During this time, he sent me a text saying he has “deep dark thoughts he cannot and won’t share” .. “I have things I just can’t and will not tell you” “I’m sorry I’m ;sons name)’s Dad”.. “maybe it’s best if I leave for a while”
He came back to his moms sep 12th, when I got the car back I had to argue with him why I needed the car , our son even broke a fever for the first time and he still had me blocked even though he said he’d unblock me in case our son needed anything and to communicate about arrangements and concerns. I called my dad and stepmom for help because I was worried our son was going to break fever and I wouldn’t have a way to take him in. So my stepmom went to buy our son medicine , and offered to watch him and take care of him while my dad took me to get the car. (It’s under both of our names). ( my old car broke because I let him use it for work and he didn’t keep up on maintenance as promised and I still owe 2,500 on it ) anyway That daywe told his family were not going to be together and we were going to coparent (fully my sons dads decision) he refused couples therapy or family therapy, so we broke the news to the family and his entire family lost their shit , the step dad was yelling at me , from the drive way and in the house , the sister C and Mom slamming doors , the mom took off speeding because she made an assumption that she was never going to see her grandson again. Which was never stated by either of us. My sons dad chased sister C upstairs for slamming his door and he broke her bedroom door off the hinges and broke her mirror. After that we found out I was pregnant again, and his mom and him made it clear they weren’t “saying to get an abortion “ but literally suggested on multiple occasions I get an abortion.
During September he missed 4 of his scheduled days with our son and was late everyday scheduled by 20mins to 5 hours, with no communication unless I reached out first. Except one day. One day he was on time (late my like 3 min) and I was especially upset because the last time he missed he told our son “daddy see you tomorrow “ but the next day no intentions to show. And he was hung over. he told me I wasn’t allowed to move to my dads , or my moms, and I had to stay living at the apartment and he’s be working and paying for it. Our original plans months ago, were that his moms house was no longer a babysittingplace but a visiting place and I had to be there because of the household dynamics, it’s very emotionally explosive and unstable. Come to find, his mother came to visit our son on sep 30th and told me he was fired ! And she told me he told her I WANTED a paternity test which wasn’t true, HE asked me for one and I told him I wasn’t paying for it but yes 100% go for it. (Our son is his.) and that He told her he’d been seeing our son everyday. Also not true. At times would come on days he wasn’t scheduled but not everyday. When I told him I need to look for a part time job he told me I must not want to spend time with my son since I want to work. I explained I HAVE TO I have no choice and he insisted I didn’t have to and that I was going to be spending time away from our son. He’s refused to go to coparenting classes , mediation, couples therapy , therapy for himself. He had and abusive childhood.
He started making threats saying “if I went to court he’d make sure I won’t get to see (our sons name) too” and I asked what that means and he responded “exactly what it is, I’ll say and do whatever it takes” I warned him if he lies then they can put our son in foster care and he doesn’t deserve that and neither do I. I’m a purely loving and patient mother , I’m the most loving and gentle person I couldn’t imagine anyone in the world taking better care of our son than myself. He responded “if he goes to foster care it’ll be your fault because you went to court “ he started saying he NO LONGER AGREES that his moms place isn’t safe and I don’t have to be there and started demanding that I drop our son off there. Even though Im not comfortable at all with that. He started holding the court thing anove my head and weaponizing it.
On oct 1st I pressed him on that text message he sent me, and he told me “at one point I thought about killing you and (our sons name)” I froze and I grabbed my phone and he said “what are you doing” I said “checking the time” he said “are your recording Mel I said “no” he said lshow me your phone “ I did. And he started arguing with me because I called the cops on him 4 days before for pushing me 4 times while trying to take my phone because he was trying to delete evidence I could potentially use against him. He did all of this infront of our son and our son was crying because he was scared and I told him to stop and he wouldn’t and was yanking me around because I wouldn’t let go of my phone. Trying to tell me to get the baby and let go and calling me a stupid bitch. And they didn’t arrest him all because he said he didn’t push me. So back to oct 1st , he was yelling at me saying “you know the other day when you called the cops....” (starts throwing our sons toys , scaring him) “..I could’ve went to jail and I could’ve been butt fucked, and the shit beat out of me because of domestic violence and it would’ve been your fault!” He broke our sons toys and I asked him to leave and that I was finally done with him and if He doesn’t leave I’ll call the cops again and he said “you know what, fuck you, he’s going to my moms and you have no say!” Punches the doorframe and leaves. I ran to the door and locked it picked up our son and called the cops. I got the restraining order this day. They almost didn’t give it to me because “he said he thought about it not that he was going to”.
A few weeks before that he snapped informant of our son and scared him and our son yelled and cried and he(the dad) wouldn’t stop or calm down after I told him to. So I told him to take a walk or go to the room but not to take the car anymore. And he went to the room and I took our son outside to calm him down. And came back inside when our son was calm but I heard stuff being thrown around in our bedroom so I put baby in his bouncer and go over there and the dads raging in the room and I whisper yelled at him to stop and I can hear him then baby can hear him and asked him to breathe and calm down. And he said “where the fuck are the keys” while grinding his teeth. And I said “no I asked you not to take it because you take off all crazy and we need a car” and he pushed me w one hand on my arm and I said “ you don’t want me to touch ypu like that then don’t tough other people like that , don’t push me, stop being rough with me” and he pushed me again toward the door and he took the keys out of my pocket. And pushes me again toward the door and I fell over something but tried to catch myself and my arm was catching my fall on the bedroom door but my other arm was on the door frame and he slushes the door and smashes my arm and I yelled “ow (dads name) my arm!” And he smashes it again! So I pushed the door and freed my arm and picked up the baby and left since he had the keys.
Other things he’s done is put a bunch of holes in our apartment and he’s hit himself in the head multiple times on 3 different occasions of frustration or anger and one time he left a mark on his head and we went to his moms house a few days after he sti had a mark but was wearing a beanie and he took it off and his mom asked “wth happened to your head” and he froze and said “we got in a argument “ and she gave me dagger eyes ! And I told he “noo it wasn’t me” and we were both looking at him and he didn’t say anything and I later explained to him that he made it sound like I did that and he denied that and I explained why else would his mom look at me like that and he denied it and I told him to fix it and he said he would but never did. After that I was 3 months postpartum we were arguing and he calls me names. I don’t do that. But I was so fed up with it, whole Making dinner I threw tim foil at him i MISSED and then he punched a hole in our sons bedroom door and called ME an abusive piece of shit and never let go of that incident. He took off and came back and told me his mom said “she’s lucky it wasn’t her face” So many other things have happened you guys.
He and his family made it clear they didn’t want me to go to court. Since the restraining order, their family hasn’t reached out regarding our son, even when I’ve tried to civilly talk things out, and express my concerns regarding my son and their household. I’ve asked what their intentions are being in my sons life or not? I’ve just been ignored completely. They’ve been posting petty things about me on their social media , they haven’t wished our son happy Halloween/ asked what he was or even if he needed a costume, haven’t told him happy thanksgiving, haven’t made any efforts to see him. They deleted his Disney plus profile, changed his Netflix box name to the dads name, and I recently found out from the officer working on our case that the entire family is not being truthful to law enforcement about the sexual stuff between he and his siblings. They are completely denying it ever happened.. And we had our first court date last week, and he showed up with a lawyer. (His mom can afford it) I’m pro se.. I’m struggling right now. He’s not paying the car payments so he can have the car repossessed. they asked for a continuance because they need more time to respond, the court granted it, but after the hearing , he went downstairs same day and tried to file a restraining order against me (got denied) (haven’t talked to him/ went near him since oct 1st. And he tried to file domestic violence against me and trying to fight for custody in court. This is all a big headache. Long story short, hopefully it’s going to be clear to the court he’s unstable , and his family too, I just have a feeling since they’ve been lying and acting these ways, I’m not sure what to expect.
Thank you for reading. Please help
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