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What is the scariest experience you've had with a friend?

2023.06.10 23:22 SandC4stle What is the scariest experience you've had with a friend?

One summer when I was around 13-14 years old, my mom had to go on a business trip. Not trusting ne in the house alone from some past immature experiences, she decided that I could stay with my buddy, well call him Dan. Dans mom was never in the picture so he lived with his dad and his uncle in a 2 bedroom 1 story house. I specifically remember they had 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a sun room, and a basement. Dans room was in the basement. I arrived in the morning at Dans house and we messes around in his pool for a few hours. This was in Tennessee, so his yard was surrounded my woods, though it didn't really matter because he lived kind of in the middle of nowhere. While we were playing in his pool, we heard the crunching of leaves and turned around to look into the woods. There was a man, about 6'2 Maybe, Fisting the crotch of his pants. Keep in mind we're skinny 13 year old boys only wearing tight shorts the rise slightly above our thighs. We immediately get out, grab our towels and run inside to tell his uncle because his dad had left to go fishing. His uncle grabbed his gun and searched the woods but the man was nowhere to be found. We went inside and got changed in Dans room, Sat on his bed and played some street fighter on his Nintendo. It was getting pretty late and his uncle told us to go to bed, but wanting to "rebellious" as 13 year Olds we decided to stay up and watch films of nude women. (I won't specify which ones.) We heard a noise from one of the two bathrooms, the one in the basement. Me and Dan went to go check it out when we say the window was open. We flipped out and Dan looked out the window and saw the same man walking AWAY from the window. We were so freaked out, but we were scared to tell his uncle or dad in fear we'd get in trouble for being up so late. A few days later, when my mom came back from her trip, she came to pick me up. While driving back home there were a bunch of cop cars not far down the road from dans house. Turns out the man was found and arrested, charged of r4ping and murdering 2 teen boys. The thought of it still haunts me to this day.
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2023.06.10 23:14 RuinRevolutionary374 Seinfeld 2: Vengeance

Seinfeld 2: Vengeance
A joke poster, not meant to be taken seriously.
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2023.06.10 23:05 charmbracelet05 How has wedding planning changed your relationships with family and friends?

I don't know wether I should be thankful that it shows some peoples true colours or upset / worried.
Ever since I started planning my wedding I've been having Fall-outs, had to go no contact with a cousin to keep my sanity, a long term friend who I never fought with decided to throw tantrums within the bridesmaids group, another bridesmaid is hardly involved she didn't even congratulate me on our civil wedding, some friends who attended my 30th birthday a few months back , didn't even turn up to the ceremony, saw the pictures on social media and didn't even comment, my religious uncle and father decided to not turn up to the ceremony because i didn't want a religious ceremony after the civil wedding. My sister who I'm having a difficult relationship with, is halfhearted about my wedding I've been holding back tears , because I know once I let them flow it will depress me even more. I try to tell myself that if people show you who they are believe them, move on and focus on the people who do make the time and effort . But the more people that I thought to be friends / family are acting non chalant, out of character and don't even try to pretend to be happy about me marrying, the more paranoid I'm becoming, who will it be next?
I'm starting to wonder I'm I not deserving to have people be happy for me ? I honestly don't understand how people can be so selfish. I'm always there for my friends / family . When my friends mother died I took the next plane to be there for my friend and she decided to cut me off three months before my wedding, because she is having problems with her abusive partner. My husband tells me it's because these individuals aren't happy with their lives and they find it hard to be happy for others. I'm trying to be understanding , but honestly I'm loosing sympathy. I could never be like this to anyone, even if I was unhappy with my life. I would atleast pretend to be happy. Never would I make my friend/ family feel unloved just because I'm frustrated with my love life or whatever ..
I don't know what to make of this. My big ceremony is two months away and I'm loosing enthusiasm regarding the preparation. Too many have let me down in the process and I'm just waiting on the next fall out . My husband tells me that I let the "haters" win if I'm sad, because that's what they want. But how can I pretend that this is normal and to just get over it. My father won't walk me down the isle because he isn't happy about my non religious lifestyle. I feel like as hard as I try to appease everyone people will still find reasons to spite me.
Am I the only one going through this? Looking for advice on people whove dealt with similar situations .
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2023.06.10 22:52 JoaoGabrielTSN I swear there is gonna be a gay photo of him, that’s why he is already saying that it’s fake LMAO

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2023.06.10 22:51 innocii How much is a single energy credit worth in relation to our global economy?

How would one answer this question? Let's try together! There is one important thing in both Stellaris and our own reality, which is the same: The sun, our g-type main sequence star.
We can therefore indirectly compare energy credits and dollars, using the energy output of the sun.
So, how much energy is the sun producing in a month? Its output is 3.86 x 1026 watts[1] . Watts are equal to joules per second. A month has 60 x 60 x 24 x 30.42 = 2,628 x 106 seconds (assuming an average amount of days in a month). Multiplying the two we arrive at 1.0107288 x 1033 joule. Joule itself as a unit isn't terribly helpful yet, so we convert it to kWh, which you may already be familiar with from your energy bill. Dividing the energy value by 3.6 x 106 and we arrive at: 2.80758 x 1026 kWh.
We do have to assume that the dates depicted in Stellaris (which always starts at 2200-01-01) are the same lunar years that we experience. But this should be a fair assumption, considering that Sol is in the game, and the default empire is seemingly meant to be our own civilization.
You may already have heard about the concept of a Dyson Sphere. If you've played with Utopia, or frequent this subreddit, that is. It is a construct around a star (mostly encompassing it, though not exclusively [a] [b] [c] [d] [e] ), which harvests its full energy. In the game this is equivalent to 4000 energy credits.
It is at this point that we have to concede an inaccuracy: Obviously not all stars have the same luminosity, i.e. the same energy output. However, in the game, all stars are equal to one another, when measured through the Dyson Sphere scale (and we have no other possible scale). Mods do sometimes try to fix this issue (often relying on vague internal "planet" sizes), but as a result we cannot be certain about the value, as we can ascertain neither the actual mass nor luminosity of any star ingame.
As a result, we should not be putting too much effort into calculating an approximate energy price for our own reality either. It would be wasted effort, especially since we also do not know the effiency of future photovoltaic cells. Let it suffice to say, that energy prices through the last few hundred years (when evaluating coal and other energy sources apart from electricity too) have varied greatly, and as a result of inflation, continued to increase. Any estimation will be a rough guess at best.
We will therefore use the average energy price in the US through the years 2020 to 2023, i.e. $0.17 per 1kWh[2] . If we'd use european data, it'd be 0.24€ per 1kWh[3] instead (prices vary due to local production). Both values are using consumer pricing for households.
Continuing on, we can now assume 4000 energy credits are (very roughly due to the necessary assumptions) equivalent to
Consequently, a single energy credit is worth:
A truly unimaginable amount of wealth, compressed into a single digit.
Considering that in 2022 the world economy was recorded as $101 600 000 000 000 (breaking through 100 trillion dollars for the first time), a dyson sphere is worth as much economic power as 5 637 266 900 000 times (5.6372669 x 1012 ) our own human civilization encompasses. Maybe I should say 'any "early-space age" pre-FTL civilization'?
To put this into perspective (and end on a funny note): Any galactic civilization, with even just a single Dyson Sphere, would care about us approximately two times less than Bill Gates (with a net worth of $128 000 000 000[4] ) would about picking up a single penny ($0.01). And we know he said he wouldn't do it.
Economically speaking, we would never be contacted by an alien species, before it isn't as easy for them as waving their hand, or "value" in reaching us increases otherwise. Henceforth, I don't think anybody should be scared of (or excited about) aliens contacting us in our lifetime, sorry! (Though actually, with FTL travel existing, it might be that easy after all.)
Also: Upkeep for leaders is way too high. At this point governors aren't just ruling planets, they own them! And being a Clerk doesn't sound so bad anymore... Excuse me for a second, I need to invent time travel.
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2023.06.10 22:50 Nwabudike_J_Morgan Nwabudike_J_Morgan, 100toons365days - #54: Hercules (1997)

Hercules (1997), animation (traditional)

Language: English
Date started: October 10, 2022
Date watched: June 9, 2023
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Written by: Ron Clements, John Musker, Don McEnery
Produced by: Walt Disney Pictures
Studio: Walt Disney Animation Studios
Featuring: Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, James Woods, Danny DeVito, Matt Frewer, Bobcat Goldthwait
Story: In mythical ancient Greece, Hades is scheming to overthrow Mount Olympus but has been warned that Hercules will spoil his plans. There are no plots twists here, the audience knows exactly what is going to happen - or at least anyone older than, say, 10. Hercules is so damn strong he can wrestle a tornado.
Design: If there was a control panel for animation, there would be a knob labelled "Zany" which could be set from 0 to 10. At Disney, they put a lock on this knob to prevent it from being set any higher than 5. They have it cranked all the way up here, that is, all the way up to 5, which allows them to create two shape-shifting sidekicks and an emotive Hades with fire for hair. Otherwise all of the human characters are carefully handled. There is also a full pantheon of Gods which deserve further inspection - there are so many!
Technical: In the 90's Disney was quiet about their use of computer graphics in the production of feature animation. Along with the extensive use of rotoscoping, 3D modeled references were part of the hidden magic of animation. Here they are starting to get a little more bold, especially with effects used to make Zeus and company glow. (Anastasia and Cats Don't Dance were also released in 1997 and take advantage of new technology is similar ways.) The Hydra sequence is impressive, but too tightly edited to really appreciate what the animators are doing.
Vibe: There is a notable audience / critics split on this. For Millennials this is part of their Disney-branded childhood. For critics, this epitomizes Disney-branded consumerism. It has several musical numbers so I can't not like it, but this is little more than cotton candy in tone and spirit. It also has very little to do with the plentiful source material. Somehow Gaston (Beauty and the Beast) is a villain, and Hercules is a hero, but the difference isn't really explored here.
Rating: 6 / 10
Hercules (1997)
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2023.06.10 22:47 WaveCandid906 All F1 and F2 deaths:

(Including F2 because of Jim Clark) (Names and Nationalitys of Spectators are taken from the Motorsport Memorial and some may not be 100% correct) (If instead of the flag it has a "🏁" its because I'm not sure of that person's nationality)
Rest In Peace
🇩🇪 Herbert Morgenstern(Race)(Rund um das Scheibenholz)(F2 Race)
🇨🇭🇨🇭🇫🇷 Spectator Jacob Hurter, Spectator René Meister and Spectator Albert Camer(Race)(Nations Grand Prix)
🇫🇷 Pierre Raymond SommeRaymond Sommer(Race)(Grand Prix de l'Haute Garonne)(F2 Race)
🇩🇪 Karl Alfred Gommann/Karl Gommann(Race)(Grenzlandringrennen)(F2 Race)
🏁🏁 Spectator Carmen Laguna de Lomas and Spectator Secundino Sánchez Navarro(Race)(Penya Rhin Grand Prix)
🇮🇹 Spectator Antonio "Antonino" Cavestri and possibly more Spectators(Practice)(San Remo Grand Prix)
🇩🇪 Paul Suhler Greifzu/Paul Greifzu(Practice)(Dessauer Auto und Motorradrennen)(F2 Race)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧 Cameron Charles Earl/Cameron Earl(Test)
🇮🇹🏁🇦🇷🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁(?)🏁🏁(?)🏁(?)🏁🏁 Spectator Juan Gallo, Spectator Ítalo Gallo, Spectator Rubén Carrillo, Spectator Claudio Enrique Rivas, Spectator Elvio(Or Pedro) Ulises Etchegaray, Spectator Juan José Temprano, Spectator Oscar Argentino Cabret(Or Cabré), Spectator Hugo Valdés, one unknown Spectator and possibly another Spectator(Race) a young Spectator and possibly 2 other unknown Spectators(Race) and other 2 unknown Spectators(Race)(Argentine Grand Prix)(Note: Some sources list the first crash as killing 15 or 17 people)
🇺🇲🇺🇸 Chester Joseph MilleChet Miller(Practice) and Carl Eugene Scarborough/Carl Scarborough(Race)(Indianapolis 500/Indy 500)(Also part of the AAA National Championship Trail)
🇧🇪 Baron Charles Victor Raymond André Evance de Tornaco/Charles de Tornaco(Practice)(Modena Grand Prix)
🇧🇪🇧🇪 Spectator Antoine de Mittenaire and Spectator Robert Fontesse(Race)(Grand Prix des Frontières)
🇦🇷 Onofre Agustín Marimón/Onofre Marimón(Practice)(German Grand Prix)
🇮🇹 Mario Alborghetti(Race)(Pau Grand Prix)
🇺🇸🇺🇲 Manuel Leaonedas Ayulo/Manuel Ayulo/Manny Ayulo(Practice) and William John Vukovich Sr./Bill Vukovich(Race)(Indianapolis 500/Indy 500)(Also part of the AAA National Championship Trail)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧 Donald Bentley Beauman/Don Beauman(Race)(Leinster Trophy)(F2 Race)
🇮🇹 Eugenio Castellotti(Test)
🇺🇲 Keith Philip Andrews/Keith Andrews(Practice)(Indianapolis 500/Indy 500)(Also part of the USAC National Championship Trail)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧🇧🇷/🇺🇲 William James Whitehouse/William Whitehouse/Bill Whitehouse(Race) and Hugh FraseHerbert MacKay-Fraser(Race)(1st Coupe de Vitesse/Coupe Internationale de Vitesse)(F2 Support Race)
🇺🇸 Patrick James O'ConnoPat O'Connor(Race)(Indianapolis 500/Indy 500)(Also part of the USAC National Championship Trail)
🇮🇹 Luigi Musso(Race)(French Grand Prix)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧 Peter John Collins/Peter Collins(Race)(German Grand Prix)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧 Stuart Nigel Lewis-Evans/Stuart Lewis-Evans(Race)(Moroccan Grand Prix)
🇺🇸🇺🇲 Jeremy Michael Unser Jr./Jerry Unser Jr.(Practice) and Robert Charles CortneBob Cortner(Practice)(Indianapolis 500/Indy 500)(Also part of the USAC National Championship Trail)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧 Ivor Léon John Bueb/Ivor Leon Bueb/Ivor Bueb(Race)(II Trophée d'Auvergne)(F2/BP Trophy Race)
🇫🇷/🇺🇸 Harry Lawrence O'Reilly Schell/Henry O'Reilly "Harry" Schell/Harry Schell(Practice)(12th BRDC International Trophy)
🇺🇲🇺🇸 Spectator Fred H. Linder and Spectator William C. Craig(Race)(Indianapolis 500/Indy 500)(Also part of the USAC National Championship Trail)
🇳🇱 Spectator Petrus Johannes Maria Alders/Peter(Or Piet or Jan) Alders(Race)(Dutch Grand Prix)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧 Christopher William Bristow/Chris Bristow(Race) and Alan Stacey(Race)(Belgian Grand Prix)
🇳🇿 George William Lawton/George Lawton(Race)(Danish Grand Prix)(F2 Race)
🇳🇿 Duncan Mackenzie(Race)(April Levin Meeting)(F2 Race)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿/🇬🇧 Shane Lister Summers/Shane Summers(Practice)(Silver City Trophy)
🇮🇹 Giulio Cabianca and by-passers Gino Arboresi, Eugenio Stefani and Ivo Messori(Test)
🇩🇪🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇨🇭🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🏁(?) Wolfgang Alexander Albert Eduard Maximilian Reichsgraf Berghe von Trips/Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips/Wolfgang von Trips and Spectator Paolo Perazzone, Spectator Laura Zorzi, Spectator Mario Brambilla, Spectator Luigi Fassi, Spectator Albino Albertini, Spectator Luigi Motta, Spectator Augusto Camillo Valleise, Spectator Franca Duguet, Spectator Claudina Polognoli, Spectator Giuseppina Lenti, Spectator Franz Waldvogel, Spectator Luigi Freschi, Spectator Roberto Brambilla, Spectator Rinaldo Girod, Spectator Renato Janin and possibly more Spectators(Race)(Italian Grand Prix)
🇲🇨 Race Marshal Ange Baldoni(Race)(Monaco Grand Prix)
🇲🇽 Ricardo Valentín Rodríguez de la Vega/Ricardo Rodríguez de la Vega/Ricardo Rodríguez(Practice)(Mexican Grand Prix)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿/🇬🇧/🇿🇼 Gary Stuart Hocking/Gary Hocking(Practice)(Natal Grand Prix)
🇩🇪 Red Cross Volunteer Guenther SchneideGünther Schneider(Race)(German Grand Prix)
🇳🇱 _Jonkheer_ Karel Pieter Antoni Jan Hubertus (Carel) Godin de Beaufort/Carel Godin de Beaufort/Carel de Beaufort(Practice)(German Grand Prix)
🇿🇦 Spectator Michael Twyman(Race)(Natal Winter Trophy)(F2 Race)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧 John Malcolm TayloJohn Taylor(Race)(German Grand Prix)
🇱🇾/🇮🇹 Lorenzo Bandini(Race)(Monaco Grand Prix)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧 Ian Ewart Raby/Ian Raby(Race)(Grote Prijs van Zandvoort/Zandvoort Trophy)(F2 Race)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧 Robert Hugh Fearon Anderson/Bob Anderson(Test)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿/🇬🇧 James Clark Jr./Jimmy Clark/Jim Clark(Race)(Deutschland Trophäe/Martini Gold Cup)(F2 Race)
🇫🇷 Joseph SchlesseJo Schlesser(Race)(French Grand Prix)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧 Charles Christopher Lambert/Chris Lambert(Race)(Grote Prijs van Zandvoort)(F2 Race)
🇨🇿/🇩🇪 Gerhard Karl MitteGerhard Mitter(Practice)(German Grand Prix)(F2 Entrant)
🇮🇳/🇬🇧 Christopher Michael Mayo Williams/Chris Williams(Test)(F2)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧 Piers Raymond Courage/Piers Courage (Race)(Dutch Grand Prix)
🇩🇪/🇦🇹 Karl Jochen Rindt/Jochen Rindt(Qualifying)(Italian Grand Prix)
🏁 A dog(Race)(Mexican Grand Prix)
🇨🇭 Joseph Siffert/Jo Siffert(Race)(Rothmans World Championship Victory Race/World Championship Victory Race)
🇮🇪/🇳🇿 Herbert William Hawthorne/Herbert Hawthorne/Bert Hawthorne(Practice)(Jim Clark Memorial Race)(F2 Race)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿/🇬🇧 Gerald Hussey Buchanan Birrell/Gerry Birrell(Qualifying)(F2 Trophee D'Europe)(F2 Race)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧 Roger Williamson(Race)(Dutch Grand Prix)
🇫🇷 Albert François Cevert Goldenberg/François Cevert(Qualifying)(United States Grand Prix)
🇺🇸 Peter Jeffrey Revson/Peter Revson(Practice/Test)(South African Grand Prix)
🇦🇹 Helmuth Koinigg/Helmut Koinigg(Race)(United States Grand Prix)
🇪🇸🇪🇸🇭🇷/🇮🇹/🇨🇦🇪🇸🏁(?) Fireman Joaquín Morera Benaches, Spectator Andrés Ruiz Villanova, Photo-Journalists Mario de Roia and Antonio Font Bayarri and possibly one more Spectator(Race)(Spanish Grand Prix)
🇺🇲🇦🇹 Mark Neary Donohue Jr./Mark Donohue and Track Marshal Manfred(Or Franz) Schaller(Practice)(Austrian Grand Prix)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿/🇬🇧🏁 Thomas Maldwyn Pryce/Tom Pryce and Safety Marshal Frederik "Frikkie" Jansen van Vuuren(Race)(South African Grand Prix)
🇦🇺🇬🇧 Brian McGuire and Fire Marshal John Thorpe(Practice)(Shellsport International Series Round 11 or possibly an unspecified F1 Race)
🇯🇵🇯🇵 Photographer Kazuhiro Ohashi and Marshal Kengo Yuasa(Race)(Japanese Grand Prix)
🇸🇪 Bengt Ronnie Peterson/Ronnie Peterson(Race)(Italian Grand Prix)
🇦🇹/🇩🇪(?) Markus Höttinger(Race)(Jim Clark Rennen)(F2 Race)
🇩🇪 Hans-Georg Bürger(Warm-Up)(Grote Prijs van Zandvoort)(F2 Race)
🇫🇷 Patrick André Eugène Joseph DepaillePatrick Depailler(Test)
🇮🇹 Mechanic Giovanni Amadeo(Practice)(Belgian Grand Prix)
🇨🇦 Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve/Gilles Villeneuve(Qualifying)(Belgian Grand Prix)
🇮🇹 Riccardo Paletti(Race)(Canadian Grand Prix)
🇮🇹 Elio de Angelis(Test)
🏁 Spectator Ildefonso de Castro(Race)(Brazilian Grand Prix)
🇦🇹🇧🇷 Roland Ratzenberger(Qualifying) and Ayrton Senna da Silva/Ayrton Senna(Race)(San Marino Grand Prix)
🇮🇹 Volunteer Firefighter Paolo Giancarlo Faletti Gislimberti(Race)(Italian Grand Prix)
🇦🇺 Spectator Marshal Graham Francis Beveridge(Race)(Australian Grand Prix)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧 Henry John Surtees/Henry Surtees(Race)(Brands Hatch Formula Two Round)(F2 Race)
🇪🇸 María de Villota Comba/María de Villota(Test)
🇨🇦 Track Marshal Mark Robinson(Race)(2013 Canadian Grand Prix)
🇫🇷 Jules Lucien André Bianchi/Jules Bianchi(Race)(Japanese Grand Prix)
🇫🇷 Anthoine Gérard Pol Hubert/Anthoine Hubert(Race)(Spa-Francorchamps Formula 2 Round)(F2 Race)
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2023.06.10 22:45 TonyMcTony [Pyanodon] Py Sci Pack 2 automated at 190 hours

[Pyanodon] Py Sci Pack 2 automated at 190 hours
Since I sunk so many hours into this mod, thought I'd provide a sort of journal entry for my progress. This will be a long-ish post, so if you are not interested in my horrible life decisions, just scroll through and enjoy the pictures. I hope with this post, i can give some insight to the people behind me progressing in the modpack. And i hope to keep myself sane enough to keep going and write about my adventures to the next sci pack milestone, and eventually Pyrrhic Victory!
I started Factorio about a year ago, didn't really like it at first when i was playing through the tutorial, and actually stopped. I remember thinking "wow I just pipe water to the boiler, add some coal and my stuff are all powered?" that was sort of a turn off for me. But then after giving it another try, i decided to stick with it and try to launch a rocket.
I played the default setting at first, and didn't like the pacing. I found myself advancing too fast through the tech tree. I got halfway through Blue science and didn't even really have a solid production of the components yet and felt like i was drowning. I restarted with marathon mode and it really clicked for me. Letting me learn about the basics before giving access to too many toys. In that mode i learned about dual loading belts, blueprints, trains (signals and station limits), and making 'somewhat' tileable/expandable productions. I didn't get into bots and i don't think i will. I only used Logistic bots to refill my inventory from malls and construction bots to remotely adjust my mining outposts.
Launched the rocket in my marathon mode, and decided to seek more! Before i thought to jump into the big mod packs, i tried to do a marathon mode Space Extension game to learn about scaling. Wow that was not for me. I got incredibly bored of making the same thing in larger scales so i quit.
So i looked for the next best thing in the list. Saw this Pyanodon pack and said, why not. Jumped straight in.
The run:
I started my foray into PY a few months before PyAE came out, and was sort of glad that i did around this time, so i didn't have to re-learn everything. I didn't really get too deep into PYAL yet. I had a few restarts due to realizing a lot of my errors, and decided to stop restarting about the same time the Caravan patch came in. The Caravans were so much fun, i stopped having any thoughts of quitting the mod.
I started the game with the Py default settings (no biters and no pollution... my computer is old), and tried to keep it as pure as possible. The only mods i used other than the full PyAE pack were:
  • Even distribution (to save my mouse and index finger during the burner phase... clicking all the coal was a pain in the ash)
  • Vehicle Snap (There is a lot of driving in this game, i think that's what Py intended... for you to explore. I got tired of veering off and hitting my electric poles so i made 1 tile wide brick "highways" to aid my driving, and use the mod to snap in the cardinal directions)
  • To-Do list (I actually didn't use this mod much... i felt like i needed a to-do list to write the to-do list, so i gave up trying to make use of this)
  • Playtime+ (Time flies fast when you're having fun. And this lets you see that :))
Since the devs of this mod pack revel in pain and suffering, i thought by keeping it as lean as possible, it would fulfill that goal. I've never used any of the other recipe searching or planning or calculator mods, i'll explain it later on if i remember....
*Sidenote about RSO* The base game resource generation is a bit janky when it comes to PY. I had to roll the map a few times because i'd say 5/10 the starting resource patches would overlap and you'd have an impossibly hard start if there's not enough iron or copper. While RSO solves this, it messes up spawning of the farther resources (So you can get unlucky and have no Zinc spawn closeby, but also on the flip side, lucky and trivialize the early game power puzzle if you get a Geothermal water spot that spawn 3-5 patches in a spot, you can run a centrifuge without any powerplans if you get 3-4 spots of 3-5 patches of geothermal! [Py default will only spawn 1 as they are very powerful in early science])

Here's the full map that i've explored. To find far resources (Salt/sulfuGeothermal etc.) i set up a fishturbine+radar in the 4 cardinal directions, let them scan fully, then move them clockwise to the intercards, let them scan, and etc. it was quite effective.

Here's a closer look at the main area, with tags to identify general purpose of the spot
Base showcase: K enough babbling, onto the important stuff.

Start with the achievement - Py Sci 2 automated. I was going to get it under 190 but i forgot to ship my mechanical parts lol.

A better view of the area. Primers, Retrovirus&DNA Polymerase, Good alien Sample and Py Sci 2. Eventually i might export science packs through that pre-planned train station (i.e. move PY sci 2 to Chem sci). Borders with the Arqad area since i needed vrauk cocoons and Arqad Venom

Self sustained Arqad area. Makes its own ingredients for Vrauks and its food. I ship in Ralesia/Flora and Tin with Caravans, and have a train station bringing in red-hot coke and the Arqad combs

Further down south from Arqad, i have my Korlex milk (& Casein/Tuuphra), Zipir, Paragen, Flavanoid makers. I had a tiny amount of fish makers here and quickly realized that it was quickly overwhelmed... had to expand another fish factory. The line of biomass will eventually reach my intended biomass processing area. For now it is not backing up anything (got one of those 800 slot warehouses holding animal parts [see my log sci area later]. I will make that biomass processing area soon....

Further away, at another tin patch, i started a fish factory. Here is also where i tried to play with the Aerial Discharge base. They are quirky but sorta not that worth it. I use 3 to go between this tin outpost (steam to mine) and my glassworks outpost to make steam to process tar (next screen)

I realized that glass is getting used more and more and i needed to ship it (Mech parts, Biosamples, etc.) So eventually i had to create this little outpost where it receives overflow fuels (Petroleum and Gasoline) and also on site tar processing and burn all the fuel byproducts (Anthracene, aromatics, carbolic etc.) I ship out the pitch and creosote to help make red science bricks and sand casting and rails. The Aerial base here is the other end of the path from the Tin patch for fish. Steam is used to break down tar. I ship in syngas to power the oil burner for steam with an underflow.

Biosample and redhot coke to the Arqad/Py Sci 2 area from before. I never automated Biosample before this (can easily hand craft for the initial ones for synthesis of Alien Life). Caravans bring in Titanium/Steel and Lead. Train ships in glass. At this point i started REALLY voiding stuff since it was getting too complicated to hook them all up to be used. Yes i can bring this muddy sludge to my moss area but it was not worth it. I never void anything with fuel values though (Except trace hydrogen in remote spots) since you can easily hook it up to overflow to a oil burner -> Steam engine.

On to the best part (in my opinion). My Mechanical Parts 1 subfactory. I use 6 caravans here. My rationale is that these ingredients are used in small amounts, so 200 brains (200 round trips) of 1500+++ ingredients each trip should last me a life time. I ship in: Quartz Ore, Green circuits, Zinc plate, Rubber, Solder, and Tin plates. The Small parts and copper caravan outposts are exporter stations. I ship in glass from rails, make plastic from the wastewater from the Fish factory you saw earlier. AND....

I have a 'Janktown Express' train that brings in 4 obscure ingredients to the Mech parts factory. It brings in Titanium (just because its in the area) with the three ingredients requiring Antimony Oxide - Vitreloy (Brakes), Iron-Nex-Antimony (Shaft) and Lead-Antimony (Batteries).

This is the original 'Janktown Express'. My very first train that i used to take 4 components to the Logistic Science area from the Antimony area. To this day this train is still on its own rail line and not connected to the main rail grid. Sorta like those 100 year old historic trolley trains that run through a main City.
Side areas:
Onto the other parts of my base, if you're still interested.

Here's the Logistic sci factory area that the Janktown express drops off the 4 components to. The Auog/vrauk slaughter houses are just south and ships all the chopped up parts into a giant warehouse where it supplies the animal sample maker. Circuitry sends overflow parts to the composter for biomass. Cottonguts and Moondrops are just north (not pictured)
Here's my Niobium area that i rushed since i was DYING for the niobium underground pipes. (Not sure if you noticed how much F-in pipes i have in my base yet). It's coupled with the oil sands processing area where i turn oil sands into Syngas. I like this avenue because it let's me use up all the waste products in my base. (Most) stone, and all gravel and sand are shipped here to make Filtration media/Activated Carbon. Stone is crushed into Gravel and excess gravel crushed into sand. Activated carbon turns the flue gas that Oil Sand processing produces into Syngas, and Filtration media turns the Bitumen from Oil sands into Syngas as well. It does mean i cannot burn syngas for nothing (like just using it as fuel for glass/smelters) as it WILL eat up all the stone/gravel/sand. Also have to ship in Zinc and Carbon Dust (from my Coal power plant area) via caravans

Py Sci 1 maker with some landfill spaghetti before i was able to reliably mass produce landfill. I vent chlorine here since there's no good use for it (yet), and you will get A TON of it from NaOH.

Here's the bulk of my power generation. I have only 3 geothermal deposits so far but even they are not able to power one centrifuge. (3 geo = ~150MW, 1 centrifuge = 207MW). This power plant provides 118x6 MW, produces ash in big quantities (and ships them out). Coal processing lets me mass produce coke through Red Hot Coke, and tons of coal dust for the Filtration Media area from before. I ended up making trees here, i think it was because of Coke -> CO2. I originally wanted to make bricks here as well (ash -> rich clay) for when i really need to jack up red science but i never followed through... i think it was not as efficient use of ash as i thought. I ship out coke here for train fuel, since you will make a LOT of them. Also i ship out hot air here as well to the smelter area.

I really appreciate the tar deposits since there's a very simple tech that lets you make simple power setups. Tar + Vacuum = Coke + Heavy oil will let you run both Oil and Coal power plants to make power in a compact setup. the Tar deposits don't look like they will run out anytime soon either. I might make more of these tar deposits around the map later on. (I haven't touched crude oil yet, but will probably do so next). Nat gas (the last of the 3 bitumen seep resources) is required for Arqads.

and Finally, a wide shot of the (starter) centre of my base, based around the crashed ship. This shows the seaweed/moss/ralesia areas better as well as the Auog/Vrauk areas, and Cottongut/Moondrop areas up top. The middle right side area was a LOT more congested with early smelting but i eventually moved them out to another area. Yes there's a lot of slaked lime pooled up that i am waiting for the next research (salt products) to use them. (Hope you like the creative use of landfill to cross lakes).
Final Word:
Some regrets that i had, and thought i'd share:
  • I really liked Caravans since they had near instant transfer (Faster than any stacked inserters... 1500 items per swing!). But i think i had a misguided vision when i used them for delivering raw ores to my smelting lines. They will require more maintenance from me (putting brains/food in them) as usage goes up. I am not looking forward to squeezing trains in to replace those caravans. But caravans for low quantity items are still amazing for their simplicity.
  • I probably automated Py sci 2 too early? I still have a lot of Log sci techs to go lol. Still have Phosphorous, MIBC, Molybdenum, guar and lubricant techs to research (and the TURD upgrades, if im interested in any). I remember i was completely done with Py1 sciences before i got my first Log sci pack at around 50 hours.
  • I hopped into Quartz 2 WAY TOO EARLY. i totally underestimated the amount of fine sand you need. My god you need a lot. It really crippled my petri dish making capabilities (and then crippled my Py Sci 1). I made a ton of sand makers and then ended up with a billion muddy sludge, and i finally gave in to voiding it indiscriminately (Overflow valve -> sinkhole). This might be the reason why i still have so many log sci techs to research. I will likely hook up the glass outpost to dump molten glass to my py sci 1 area before long.
  • Not taking the time to learn and figure out how to deal with creatures that use 10++ barrels of liquids and barreling machines. I had my arqad/korlex facilities back up so many times because the barreling machine was full and they could not take out any more empty barrels causing a jam. I think eventually i realized that those facilities do not start taking any ingredients in until it shits out all the empty barrels. Once i started paying attention to this fact, i was able to solve this headache.
Some words for the dev team:
  • This modpack is amazing. I think not using any QOL mods really makes this modpack shine. I believe using calculators or recipe searchers, just basically turn this masterpiece into building Ikea furniture. I.e. you look up Py Sci 2, it spells out exactly what you need to make it and which buildings, and then you just follow it to the tee, place them one after the other, hook them up and voila, you (after a long time) have Py Sci 2.
  • The buff to reinforced concrete, while INCREDIBLE (i can zip from one side of my base to the other, and don't have to rely on a car and avoid crashing into my own shit), made all the other cool tiles obsolete. Reinforced concrete is comparably much easier to make, and give the max speed (350%), while the other tiles (asphalt/iron oxide tile/etc.) give only 250% or matches the 350%. The higher tier cooler tiles should go up to even 500%. Also, i am not sure if the better tiles give faster driving speeds too? that would be nice too (if you don't rely on trains to get around).
  • Caravans. Whoever made Caravans able to path through trees and pipes, made these guys so much fun to use. I remember before this minipatch, i had to design my buildings in ways that the caravan ogres don't get stuck. Now they almost always are able to find a way through unless you put overflow/underflow valves in tight pipe setups or they get stuck on another caravan lol.
  • Solar and Tidal power seems a bit weak (at least at mk1). They are a pain to make and only give 5?MW (AND variable). Maybe if you bite the bullet and make a TON of them right when it makes sense to, it will pay off eventually, but so far the coal and oil powerplants overshadow the renewables. I assume when i get the processed biomass up and running it will be one more strike against Solar and Tidal.
Finally, i hope to continue this amazing modpack and maybe one day make that "PY COMPLETED" post like some of you have done so already. I really cannot believe how fast those guys who posted the PY COMPLETED posts have beaten this pack! PYAE only came out in december 2022? I cannot remember how many times i open the game, look at one of the recipes and immediately went to bed. I think it there were a good 3 or 4 times where i opened up the recipe for Good Alien Samples at night after coming home from work, take a look, and just shut the game down.
If you made it this far down the post, thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed this post as much as i enjoyed playing Py.

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2023.06.10 22:38 GrumpyGroom92 AITA because we do not want to invite the partner to the best man to our wedding?

My fiancée (f, 31) and I (m, 30) want to get married this year. We both don't like traditional weddings and don't like being the center of attention. We want to get married primarily for us because we love each other - not for other people. If we had to have a traditional wedding with a lot of people, we would probably rather not get married.
Therefore, we have decided that each of us will invite only one person (best man and maid of honor). For my fiancée, this is "Maria"; for me, "Frederik".
"Kim", a good friend of the bride, is also coming because she takes pictures and we both know her well. So in total we would be 5 people (bride, groom, best man, maid of honor and the friend who takes the photos). That‘s it.
Now Frederik's partner Roger complains that he is not invited. There was a fight between him and my best man Frederik because of that. Roger says that he would not go to a wedding to which Frederik is not invited and he expects the same from his partner.
However, we definitely don't want any other people there and have put a lot of thought into choosing three people. Not even our families are invited after all. I told Roger that we are not willing to change our plan and invite him. AITA?
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2023.06.10 22:36 Vathy 34 [R4F] NYC/US - I miss having a genuine connection with someone, want to fix that with me?

In my attempt to not make this much of a read (I have since realized that I've failed, but I am committing to the bit at this point), hi! I'm a 6'1, hispanic guy living in New York city that's been through quite a lot of ups (being able to meet a lot of people through here in person, some of whom I had wonderful relationships, both romantic and friendly with) and downs (poorly timed ambition with covid getting in the way in the timing that it did), and well, I feel like I'm in a place in my life where I've finally got everything I want (in the way of a job, a roof over my head with space to share) except for someone consistent to share my time and space with. This is where I turn to you, the reader, to see if you can help me on my quest to solve the task at hand.
I'm here, like many of those who browse through in my experience of reading posts trying to find my own, am looking for someone who wants to create something simple. Whether that's a relationship (my ideal goal), consistent conversation with potential to have it lead towards a greater goal, or just someone honest to spend my days with getting to know, because while I'm happy to be employed, doing it from home with no one to talk to throughout the day sucks. hard.
Here's a few things about me to see if you think we'd click (and before you continue, if you want to see one, there's pictures of me on my profile!):
Interests: Sports (basketball's a favorite, but I enjoy many), chess, world of warcraft, shows (both irl and TV/anime), traveling (been dying to have a reason to take a vacation after living in WA in 2020), fitness (via the gym or outdoor activities like hiking as I've never been), board games, and so much more.
Views and wants important to me: Left leaning, I want to have biological kids one day (so I am not in the child-free camp), I am open to the idea of marriage, not currently open to the idea of relocation (should I find someone serious from my search) as I'd love to offer my situation to someone open to something new, but I'd love to travel often. Honest, open to any topic of conversation as a talkative person, family oriented (I'd do anything to make sure my mom (and yours) live a good life if I can help it), and totally in the camp of open to settling down.
Desires: I would love a relationship (long term) with someone living in New York City (or open to living here one day) with someone my age or younger (as I've experienced the other way far too many times), but friendship and daily conversation with someone of any age that's available often, is fine, too. I would love to find someone that actually wants to meet up sometime in the city, as its been hard finding someone to connect with. I can't seem to understand people, no matter how well you think you know them. I'd love to just find that one person who gives me exactly as advertised, because playing games with emotions isn't fun.
If you think we might click, drop me a line. I'd love to hear from you! Tell me what stood out, let me have something to work with and I'll give you a mile of conversation!
Hope to hear from someone soon :)
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2023.06.10 22:35 edwinbarnesc GMERICA: Activist Affiliates Are The Stalking Horse That Will Acquire [REDACTED] Through Lazard

GMERICA: Activist Affiliates Are The Stalking Horse That Will Acquire [REDACTED] Through Lazard
Things just got interesting.
New $BBBYQ court dockets 674 (Professionals), 676 (Lazard) and 677 (Confidentiality) have just released.
The court docs confirm the Activist Affiliates as the stalking horse through Lazard, the investment bank and a Confidentiality stipulation has been court ordered meaning details of the Transaction Sale for buybuyBABY through Lazard will be [REDACTED] to the public citing "competitive injury."
Now, let's dig in.

Shill Destroyer: DIP Facility Confirmed

Starting with docket 674 filed 6/9/23:

From doc 674 off kroll website
This docket is especially important because it lists all the Professionals and professional services utilized in chapter 11 restructuring.
More than anything, it clearly states that Debtor-In-Possession financing facility, aka DIP FACILITY is addressed to Proskauer Rose at 11 TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK, which in case you forgot, is the legal counsel to Carl Icahn's $IEP.
This should put to rest any speculation about $IEP's involvement and is tit-jackular confirmation that $IEP is directly in-control of the stalking horse bid outcome due to the DIP Facility which grants $IEP & Affiliates = SUPER SENIORITY STATUS to claim any sale of assets in $BBBYQ chapter 11.
It is the signature takeover move that Icahn used to acquire Las Vegas Tropicana, which funny enough also required a DIP Facility and was setup by Silverpoint Capital at that time (SP Cap is currently an active Interested Party in $BBBYQ ch11 too).
Here is a closer look into Carl Icahn's Las Vegas Tropicana takeover, based on the 10K filed in 2010:

IEP takeover of Las Vegas Tropicana with DIP Facility by Silverpoint Capital (an Interested party in $BBBYQ ch11)
I doesn't get anymore more obvious than this, shills can suck it.
Now, moving on.

Shorts Anxiety: The Lazard Connection

Beginning with docket 676:

From doc 676 off kroll website
Lazard has been authorized as the investment bank to handle the sale of buybuyBABY on behalf of the debtors ($BBBY).
This confirms the connection that Lazard is also working on behalf of the Activist Affiliates (see this post for full context).
Who are the Activist Affiliates?
They have been identified as Brett Icahn's $IEP, Affiliate parties, RC Ventures, Interested Parties (Silverpoint Capital, Putman Investments of babies r' us Canada, etc.), and includes Pulte Family Office.
Basically, they are a bunch of Billionaire Activist investors that are gonna fuck these shorts so hard they'll never forget it.
Here's a nice image of them all together.

Doc 676 has attachments: starting with Exhibit 1 that is titled, "March Engagement Letter" dated March 21, 2023 that was sent from Lazard to $BBBY's CEO Sue Gove:

Exhibit 1 from doc 676 - March Engagement Letter that Lazard wrote to CEO Sue Gove
This is a critical piece to the ongoing saga between $GME x $BBBYQ and officially confirms an "Engagement Agreement" was formed between Lazard and the company Bed, Bath, and Beyond on January 15, 2023.
That date is important because RC tweeted that he bought all the stocks, and there's a Pitchbook data entry that reveals buybuyBABY was acquired through a leveraged buyout on January 13, 2023.
Now, I want to be clear, that the LBO "sale" on Jan 13, 2023 was likely a hold of some sort hence the language 'Engagement' which sounds like the fiancé period in a relationship before the official wedding ceremony.
Just ask any fiancé for confirmation of their relationship: it's unofficially, official.
In my previous post, under the section 69D Checkmate: Acquiring BABY With LBO Financing, I show how this transaction took place in January 2023.
Therefore, the sale or consummate of final sale (aka wedding day) has yet to be made official and that's why ch11 has deadlines for hearing dates.

Shorts Worse Nightmare: The Smoking Gun

Furthermore, on doc 676, Exhibit 2 labeled as the "April Amendment" reveals the connection between Lazard and the Activist Affiliates:

Exhibit 2 from doc 676 - April Amendment letter Lazard wrote to CFO Holly Etlin, the Turnaround Restructuring Queen
BOOM! This is undeniable proof that Lazard is working with the Activist Affiliates and helped setup the DIP Facility by admission of receiving a $4 million payment (a money trail doesn't lie).
And then there is specific mention for a Sale Transaction Fee to be collected for Lazard in the event of $BBBY consummating a sale (wedding day), where the acquisition of BUY BUY BABY will go through the Affiliates via Dealer Manager's Agreement (DMA), which I covered in the last post.
Further supporting evidence:
Lazard has been utilized to carry out LBO transactions for IEP's takeover of HP & Xerox by working with Carol Flaton of AlixPartners. Carol was hired as an independent director of $BBBY in late January 2023 and later appointed to $BBBY board.
I mention Carol Flaton because there was a time when NOBODY could explain how she was hired to the board since it was believed that RC Ventures completely sold off all his shares.
However, it is now proven with Exhibit 1 "Engagement Agreement" that something unofficially-Official took place which matches the Pitchbook data of an LBO "sale" and explains how RC Ventures through the Activist Affiliates had the ability to appoint Carol Flaton. RCV wasn't holding the shares because the Affiliates were in possession of the shares.
Here, this letter from RC Ventures to BBBY is a helpful reminder that the ACTIVIST AFFILIATES were calling the shots:

RC Ventures letter to $BBBY and reveals that the Affiliates appointed Carol Flaton
Feels good to tie up another loose end.

Shorts Funeral: The Killsh0t

Continuing on doc 676 with Exhibit 3, the Indemnification letter:

Exhibit 3 from doc 676 - Indemnification letter Lazard wrote to BBBY CEO Sue Gove
This letter dated August 10, 2022 is basically a get-out-jail-free card and releases Lazard from any and all liabilities and risk pertaining to what was about to happen around that time.
A few days after that letter, RC Ventures "sold" his shares of $BBBY on August 18, 2022, supposedly.
There is an EDGAR filing from RCV that states he sold his shares in the open market (pointed out by u/travis_b13), however, that couldn't be further from the truth as you just learned because the Affiliates were holding beneficial ownership shares by January 2023 and was able to appoint Carol Flaton.
This Indemnification Letter allowed Lazard to create the Dealer Manager Agreement (DMA) on October 18, 2022 which became the official day where Lazard + ALL PARTIES + Activist Affiliates were combined into a sole legal entity/buyer for the acquisition deal of buybuyBABY.
Here is the Dealer Manager Agreement, (full context here):

Dealer Manager Agreement (DMA) supersedes all other agreement
Hence, this DMA has created an entity that is now the Stalking Horse.


According to doc 677, known as the Confidentiality Stipulation, a court has ordered the details of the sale to be sealed, so the Stalking Horse Bidder may not be announced to the public after the Sale Hearing date on June 27, 2023.
The choice to announce will be given to BBBY or the winner of the bid to do so of their choosing.

From doc 677
The court has ordered confidentiality citing "competitive injury" so we may not get confirmation of the Stalking Horse or the final winner of the sale.
This info may be important to others, but for those following along, well you already know :-)

TLDR, Exhibits & Complete BBBY Timeline:

  • On July 26, 2022, $IEP setup $400M in depository units and filed a shelf-registration with SEC (a trap card), which I covered in this post.
  • On November 21, 2022, Proskauer Rose (11 TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK) became legal counsel to $IEP and was witness to a Prospectus Supplement SEC filing and now CONFIRMED in doc 674 as the DIP Facility controller
  • On August 10, 2022, Lazard receives protection from liabilities and risks through an Indemnification Letter as shown on doc 676 Exhibit 3, marking the beginning of the Activist Affiliates group to begin acquisition proceedings for buybuyBABY.
  • On August 25, 2022, Sixth Street Lending activated $IEP's shelf-registration and granted BBBY $400M in emergency funding. Sixth Street is the DIP Administration Agent, and under direction of Proskauer Rose (details in this post)
  • On October 18, 2022, Lazard enters into a Dealer Manager Agreement (DMA) that binds itself with the Activist Affiliates and all parties into a single entity. On the same day, RC tweets a photo of himself standing next to Carl Icahn. The DMA allowed the Affiliates to start the acquisition of buybuyBABY through B. Riley Securities (verified by active $BBBY Form S-3) which I covered in this post under the Financing Rounds.
  • On January 15, 2023, doc 676 Exhibit 1 shows an "Engagement Agreement" to acquire buybuyBABY according to Pitchbook and confirmed by RC's tweet that he bought all the stocks. This engagement is like the fiancé period in a relationship before the wedding day (coming soon).
  • On April 22, 2023, doc 676 Exhibit 2 clearly shows the connection between Lazard and the Activist Affiliates by revealing a $4 Million money trail which Lazard received for setting up the DIP Facility.
  • By creating the DIP Facility, $IEP's $400M funding became a trojan horse that granted SUPER SENIORITY STATUS to claim the sale of assets in ch11, which is basically dibs on buybuyBABY above all creditors regardless of secured or unsecured status - this puts to rest all the MSM fud of who is acquiring buybuyBABY.
  • The Stalking Horse are the Affiliates through Lazard's DMA. The Sale Hearing, details of the sale, or identity of the Stalking Horse might not be announced to the public due to court ordered Confidentiality Stipulation. The Activist Affiliates will announce it on their terms.
Finally, it looks like all the pieces to the puzzle have come together..
And all the pieces on the chess board have moved in position..
The Stalking Horse Bid has been extended to Sunday, June 11, 2023 which pushes the final Sale Hearing date to June 27, 2023 which is exactly 1 week away from July 4, 2023 = TUESDAY 7/4.
And why is that important? Because of this:

RC tweets on July 4, 2021 - Power to the Players
And this just happened:
Trademark filed for \"POWER TO THE WEB3 PLAYERS\"
Looks like there will be fireworks.. GMERICA
The birth of a new company is coming.. TEDDY
The beginning of the End.. SHORTS CAPITULATION
And the start of something delightful..

The GMERICANS: Founding Fathers coming soon - July 4, 2023


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2023.06.10 22:25 the_simurgh [USA- KY][h] Nick and Dent trades, Archie Horror singles [W] Paypal

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2023.06.10 22:02 Aaron_Locke Formal Attire for Thai Wedding

Hello! I've been invited to a wedding in Thailand, and we are just a few short weeks away. For the ceremony, we will wear traditional Thai formalwear. For the reception, I've been asked to find a pink suit. I plan to rent while there and my sister-in-law promises I will be able to find "big boy" sizes. I'm trying to figure out what kind of suit to look for, what to wear with it, and I would like to figure out how to accessorize.
I purchased a nice dark brown pair of Rockports that I needed for work anyway and am hoping to wear. I bet they won't be as dark as the pictures/may need a shine and seal.
I tend to like velvety suits, and I was hoping to find a kind of velvety pink. I'm hoping a darker pink may be available, but I may need to settle for light pink(it's extremely important that it reads as pink though). I still need to figure out what color dress shirt to wear(not scared of patterns but would need to look good obvs), what accessories I need/may want/would look good, and if the shoes are the right move. As I mentioned, I am a pretty bigger guy tummy wise. Please help?
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2023.06.10 22:02 BourbonBooks Want to work on my wrecked marriage

This is obviously not my primary account. I don't know where to begin. This post might not be the most coherent one you read today. I have so many things in my head. My (F37) husband (M41) had an emotional affair with his best friend's wife in 2019. They had planned to meet (different cities/ 2-hour flight), but I discovered their chats and confronted my husband.
I had suspected something was going on from quite some time, but my husband gaslighted me in the worst way possible and locked me out of his phone (saying I was acting like a lunatic and that is why he is locking his phone.). I honestly started questioning my sanity. A couple months after this episode was my 10th anniversary. A trip was planned with this couple (my husband’s best friend, his wife and us) to celebrate our anniversary. They kept flirting with each other during the entire trip, I cried for over 4 hours a day before my 10th wedding anniversary. He again gaslighted me, made me feel like I have lost my mental capacity to understand right from wrong. His best friend was also delusional and asked me how I could ever think of something like this happening. Fast forward a month and I got chats to prove my point.
At this point, my husband started crying and saying he was not sure how it happened (well, he messaged her after leaving from home and before entering the house, he was very well aware of what was happening!). Then he said I was going to confess anyway and that he is sorry and he will do better and the cheater’s routine. The next day he told HER that I know. I don’t know if it was a coping mechanism, but I acted like I am cool with the whole thing and that I forgive them both. After a couple of days, they decided they will confess to his best friend as well as they felt “guilty”. The couple came to our house, my husband told him everything. He was shocked, cried a little and then said that he will take some time to move on from the issue. I told him it’s okay and we should forgive them.
I and my husband started working on our marriage again, it was a lot hard work, but we did well. By 2020 we decided to become parents through fertility treatments after a lot of discussion. I was a little sceptical because of the financial pressure it would add and the years that we waited to make that decision, but his confidence gave me confidence, both of us love kids and I was cautiously happy about the whole thing. Did the procedure, had a very difficult pregnancy with every complication possible, two beautiful babies at the end of it (they are the best, they are my everything).
Fast forward to 2022. I wanted to make his 40th birthday special, so I asked his best friend to come visit us for a day with family to surprise him (they also did fertility treatment and had a child, same age ours). The best friend ended up telling him about the plan (with my permission) as he was confused about certain things. When they discussed, the one-day plan became a 10-day vacation. He started overplanning for the whole thing and it made me angry. We had a fight 3 days before leaving for the vacation. But I decided not ruin things as it was his 40th, I got a radio show recorded for him as his birthday gift. During the entire trip he spent nights talking to her, engaging in banteflirting, ignoring me completely. Even when I expressed my feelings, he did not change anything.
Then came my breaking point. I could not do it anymore. Had a huge fight with him. We were going to my mom’s place from there for a week, so I was just waiting for the days to get over. I did not speak to anyone on the last day. A lot of other things happened, but it’s late here and I am tired of typing. After another fight, we concluded that he must stop talking to her. Certain other rules were made, like he cannot go to their place, etc. He also told me how she (his AP) was shocked by my behaviour and surprised that I have still not gotten over the whole thing, and that why I did the drama of being okay with everything. Really?!!
I was okay with everything. I was okay because I did not want him to lose his friend. He has only one! I was okay with him having his one and only friend. I was okay if he understood what his boundaries were. I was okay if I was his priority. I wasn’t. He showed me and gaslighted me yet again. Anyway, rules were made, we got back home. I went to my Mom’s for a month as my help had taken personal leave. I told him he can call his friend to spend time with him as his best friend is no more comfortable being around me. So they planned a weekend trip to my place (my husband and his best friend) and had fun. My husband had to come pick me up from my Mom’s place, as there has to be one attendant with each child in the flight. From the airport to my place, his best friend was dropping him home. It was late in the night and the kids were waiting for him, I checked Maps for his location, and it was at his best friend’s place. He was there for less than 5 mins, but I was furious. When he messaged to ask him something, I told him I knew where he went. He told me his best friend had forgotten to get the gifts he got for our kids, so he was barely their for a couple of minutes to pick it up and that he was waiting in the apartment parking lot.
He asked me to come down and I too wanted to talk to his best friend. I went down and that’s when the real fun began. My husband was telling his friend, “See, I told you she keeps a track on my movements.” I obviously have trust issues. When he knew this would bother me, why did he not make a call before going there?
In the fight that ensued, he practically blamed me for the affair. It was gaslighting, but I am going to list his issues with me anyway:
I have changed from who I was in 2006 (I was 20).
I am not innocent anymore.
I look for fights.
I take strong stands (feminism, strong opposition bigotry, etc.).
I read a lot, and all that reading has fucked me up.
I use F-word a lot which I never did back in 2006.
I took a solo trip with a group in 2014 (11 girls 1 boy 1 guide). It was an 18-day trip abroad. I was crying on the 12th day as I was missing my husband dearly on that trip. When I came back I shared all the experiences, word by word. I also told him about this divorced female friend I made who hooked with someone on an app before joining us on the trip. For me all this was very novel, I was naïve young, and had zero exposure. A lot of it was shocking to me, but it opened my mind in ways I would not have ever thought it would, travel made me a better person, it made me more accepting of different tradition, cultures and people. I obviously was seeking to open my mind, so I read, I travelled, it changed me yes, but for the better. In the fight post his 40th birthday, he had called my sister to complain, and he also said I don’t know what she might have done in the Greece trip. And the things she shared were crazy. Basically, saying shit about me and planting a seed of doubt in my sister’s head. Fortunately, I have a great relationship with my siblings, I had told them everything I told him post the trip. So, he did not tell them anything new. But this move just meant he would stoop down to any level, even lie if he must if push comes to shove.
My best friend (who is divorced and has dealt with drug abuse due to the emotional turmoil) is a bad influence and she made me who I am. FFS! This is the same best friend who was his BFF during lockdown, my pregnancy… They shared drinks together, we did treks together, suddenly she is the problem…
I cried a lot post wedding (initial days until I made a friend, as I was isolated by his family, they did not like me much and created several issues for me. I was young, did not know how to deal with such situations, so I ended up crying a lot. FYI, now the same people call me instead of him, they did wrong, but I had a confrontation with them too a couple of years back and heartfelt apologies were made, I moved on and have a great relationship with his family now.).
Affair happen because something is amiss in the relationship (his words). Honestly, the timing of the affair hits me the most. It was probably the best time in our marriage. We were going out, talking, carefree, travelling… And now he says something was amiss!
I was reading a book, and it discussed polygamy. He says because I discussed with him about it in 2015, I indirectly pushed that thought in his head! Yes, he said that!
That a male friend in 2013 was the reason. I had made two friends in this small town in 4 years after moving from a city (leaving my house, my friends, everything for him). One the female best friend, and the other one is they guy he said he had a problem with. Mind you he takes all kinds of business favors from him now, and says now he has no issues with him and it was just a confusion, and because I considerably reduced my interaction with him, it did not bother him. (Friendship with guy friend died organically after we moved to a new city, so he was anyway a non-issue, and for me my marriage was a priority. Now we basically call him only when we need something. Pathetic).
It was everything I did basically (right from 2006 to 2023).
His best friend also thinks I have trust issues and that I should work on it and that he can guarantee that his wife won't do it again as she is super-absorbed with their child! I don't know if this guy even listens to himself while talking! He is an idiot. I don't blame him. He always prioritised my husband over his wife. So, I get it. For him his friendship is way more important that his relationship with his wife.
He also blamed me for being suspicious all the time post 2019. He shared with his best friend the bitching/gossiping we might have done as a couple about them, about other things, in our shared sacred space. This shocked me the most. How much ever I try I am not able to get over THIS. Nothing is between us anymore, should I also start going out, telling on him, things he might have told me in anger, just frustration about others!
There’s a lot more that has hurt me, like the knowledge about his happy ending sessions which he shared with me only because I once told him I am very open-minded, and that he should share everything with me, we should be friends - my mistake again he says, why did I portray myself as an open-minded individual when in fact I was traditional in my thought process. This I had gotten over and I told him it should not happen again. His best friend also got a lap dance with a topless dancer in London, and I told me about it, fuck the open-minded image. Anyway, I am digressing.
I am tired of writing and complaining.
We are back home. And he is asking me what he can do to make things better, and that he is really sorry. I said in a marriage both partners are supposed protect each other, you could not do it in 2009 (with his family, I gave him the benefit of doubt, that he was also too young to navigate those situations); he did not do it now, he literally threw me under the bus to get his best friend’s sympathy. How will I ever be able to trust this man? Leaving would mean a lot of upheaval and me going to work and staying away from my beautiful babies. I am crying now. He also said in the fight that I should not have had babies with him when I had trust issues. How could he say that! How could he twist everything so badly!
I am trying very hard to focus on my children, I spend the entire day with them. Days are easy and fun. But when the are asleep, I am forced to confront these thoughts, like right now.
He is trying his best to keep me happy, but I need help to understand how someone gets over something like this?!
So, the Greece thing, and personal gossip sharing! These two points I can’t over. I tried and tried and tried. Please help.
I am not sure what I am seeking, advice may be? Can this work? I want it to work only for my kids. Will I ever be able to love him the way I did.
I am looking for a therapist currently who does not charge a bomb.
Edited to add: We are not sharing locations on Maps anymore after that fight!
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2023.06.10 21:58 teruteru-fan-sam 27 club+ ratio

Informative, but however I can't believe that he didn't talk about how The 27 Club is an informal list consisting mostly of popular musicians, artists, actors, and other celebrities who died at age 27. Although the claim of a "statistical spike" for the death of musicians at that age has been refuted by scientific research, it remains a cultural phenomenon, with many celebrities who die at 27 noted for their high-risk lifestyles. Beginning with the deaths of several 27-year-old popular musicians between 1969 and 1971, dying at the age of 27 came to be, and remains, a perennial subject of popular culture, celebrity journalism, and entertainment industry lore. This cultural phenomenon, which came to be known as the "27 Club," attributes special significance to popular musicians, artists, actors, and other celebrities who died at age 27, often as a result of drug and alcohol abuse or violent means such as homicide, suicide, or transportation-related accidents. Several exhibitions have been devoted to the idea, as well as novels, films and stage plays. The cultural phenomenon also gave rise to an urban myth that celebrity deaths are more common at 27, a claim that has been refuted by statistical research. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27 between 1969 and 1971. Blues musician Robert Johnson, who died in 1938, is one of the earliest popular musicians to be included in lists of 27 Club members.
According to Hendrix and Kurt Cobain's biographer Charles R. Cross, the growing importance of the media—Internet, magazines, and television—and the response to an interview of Cobain's mother were jointly responsible for such theories. An excerpt from a statement that Cobain's mother, Wendy Fradenburg Cobain O'Connor, made in the Aberdeen, Washington, newspaper The Daily World—"Now he's gone and joined that stupid club. I told him not to join that stupid club."—referred to Hendrix, Joplin, and Morrison dying at the same age, according to Cross. Other authors share his view. On the other hand, Eric Segalstad, writer of The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll, assumed that Cobain's mother referred to the death of his two uncles and his great-uncle, all of whom had also committed suicide. According to Cross, the events have led a "set of conspiracy theorists [to suggest] the absurd notion that Kurt Cobain intentionally timed his death so he could join the 27 Club".
In 2011, seventeen years after Cobain's death, Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27, prompting a renewed swell of media attention devoted to the club once again. Three years earlier, she had expressed a fear of dying at that age.
An individual does not necessarily have to be a musician to qualify as a "member" of the 27 Club. Rolling Stone included television actor Jonathan Brandis, who committed suicide in 2003, in a list of 27 Club members. Anton Yelchin, who had played in a punk rock band but was primarily known as a film actor, was also described as a member of the club upon his death in 2016. Likewise, Jean-Michel Basquiat has been included in 27 Club lists, despite the relative brevity of his music career, and his prominence as a painter.
According to music biographer Charles R. Cross, "The number of musicians who passed away at 27 is truly remarkable by any standard. Though humans die regularly at all ages, there is a statistical spike for musicians who die at 27." Despite the cultural significance given to musician and celebrity deaths at age 27, the claim that they are statistically more common at this age is an urban myth, refuted by scientific research. A study by university academics published in the British Medical Journal in December 2011 concluded that there was no increase in the risk of death for musicians at the age of 27, stating that there were equally small increases at ages 25 and 32. The study noted that young adult musicians have a higher death rate than the general young adult population, surmising that "fame may increase the risk of death among musicians, but this risk is not limited to age 27". The selection criteria for the musicians included in the study, based on having scored a UK No. 1 album between 1956 and 2007, excluded several notable members of the 27 Club, including Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, Pete Ham, and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan. A 2014 article at The Conversation suggested that statistical evidence shows popular musicians are most likely to die at the age of 56 (2.2% compared to 1.3% at 27).
Because the 27 Club is entirely notional, there is no official membership. The following table lists people described as "members" of the club in reliable published sources, in the opinion of their respective authors.
Joseph Merrick August 5, 1862-April 11, 1890 Man who suffered from Proteus syndrome who gained fame by joining the circus and appearing in freak shows. Accidental death caused by his condition, which caused him to suffocate and a dislocated neck, which likely severed his vertebral arteries . 27 years, 249 days
Alexandre Levy November 10, 1864- January 17, 1892 Composer, pianist and conductor. Cause of death not recorded. 27 years, 68 days
Louis Chauvin March 13, 1881-March 26, 1908 Ragtime musician. Neurosyphilitic sclerosis. 27 years, 13 days
Rupert Brooke August 3, 1887-April 23, 1915 Poet. Sepsis. 27 years, 263 days
Robert Johnson May 8, 1911-August 16, 1938 Blues singer and musician. Unknown cause of death, rumored to be supernatural at a crossroads. 27 years, 100 days
Ghazi of Iraq March 21, 1912-April 4, 1939 King of Iraq from 1933-1939. Traffic accident, probable murder.27 years, 14 days.
Nat Jaffe January 1, 1918-August 5, 1945 Swing jazz pianist. Complications from high blood pressure. 27 years, 216 days.
Jesse Belvin December 15, 1932-February 6, 1960 R&B singer, pianist and songwriter. Car crash, suspected foul play. 27 years, 53 days.
Rudy Lewis August 23, 1936-May 20, 1964 Vocalist of the Drifters . Drug overdose. 27 years, 271 days.
Joe Henderson April 24, 1937-October 24, 1964 R&B and gospel singer. Heart attack. 27 years, 183 days.
Malcolm Hale May 17, 1941-October 30, 1968 Original member and lead guitarist of Spanky and Our Gang. Carbon monoxide poisoning. 27 years, 166 days.
Dickie Pride October 21, 1941-March 26, 1969 Rock and roll singer. Drug overdose. 27 years, 156 days.
Brian Jones February 28, 1942-July 3, 1969 Rolling Stones founder, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Drowning, suspected foul play. 27 years, 125 days.
Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson July 4, 1943-September 3, 1970 Leader, singer and primary composer of Canned Heat. Drug overdose. 27 years, 61 days.
Jimi Hendrix November 27, 1942-September 18, 1970 Pioneering electric guitarist, singer and songwriter of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys. Asphyxia due to drug use. 27 years, 295 days.
Janis Joplin January 19, 1943-October 4, 1970 Lead vocalist and songwriter of Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Kozmic Blues Band and Full Tilt Boogie Band. Drug overdose. 27 years, 258 days.
Arlester "Dyke" Christian June 13, 1943-March 13, 1971 Frontman, vocalist and bassist of Dyke and the Blazers . Murdered by Clarence Daniels. 27 years, 273 days.
Jim Morrison December 8, 1943-July 3, 1971 Singer, lyricist, and leader of the Doors. Found in Paris bathtub deceased from heart failure. 27 years, 207 days.
Leslie Harvey September 14, 1944-May 3, 1972 Guitarist in several Scottish bands, most notably Stone the Crows. Electrocuted by unearthed microphone. 27 years, 232 days.
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan September 8, 1945-March 8, 1973 Founding member, keyboardist and singer of the Grateful Dead. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage caused by alcoholism. 27 years, 181 days.
Roger Lee Durham February 14, 1946-July 27, 1973 Singer and percussionist of Bloodstone. Horseriding accident. 27 years, 163 days.
Pamela Courson December 22, 1946-April 25, 1974 Long-term companion of Jim Morrison and heir to his estate. Heroin overdose. 27 years, 124 days.
Wallace "Wally" Yohn January 12, 1947-August 12, 1974 Organ player for Chase. Plane crash. 27 years, 212 days.
Dave Alexander June 3, 1947-February 10, 1975 Bassist of the Stooges. Pulmonary edema caused by alcoholism. 27 years, 252 days.
Pete Ham April 27, 1947-April 24, 1975 Keyboardist and guitarist, leader of Badfinger. Suicide by hanging. 27 years, 362 days.
Gary Thain May 15, 1948-December 8, 1975 Former bassist of Uriah Heep and the Keef Hartley Band. Drug overdose. 27 years, 205 days.
Cecilia October 11, 1948-August 2, 1976 Spanish singer-songwriter. Car accident. 27 years, 296 days.
Helmut Köllen March 2, 1950-May 3, 1977 Bassist of 1970s prog rock band Triumvirat. Carbon monoxide poisoning. 27 years, 62 days.
Chris Bell January 12, 1951-December 27, 1978 Singer-songwriter and guitarist of power pop band Big Star and solo artist. Car accident. 27 years, 349 days.
Zenon De Fleur September 9, 1951-March 17, 1979 Guitarist of the Count Bishops. Car accident. 27 years, 189 days.
D. Boon April 1, 1958-December 22, 1985 Guitarist, lead singer of punk band Minutemen. Car accident. 27 years, 266 days.
Alexander Bashlachev May 27, 1960- February 17, 1988 Poet, rock musician and songwriter. Defenestration, possible suicide. 27 years, 266 days.
Amar Singh Chamkila July 21, 1960- March 8, 1988 Singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. Murder by a gang of motorcyclists. 27 years, 231 days.
Jean-Michel Basquiat December 22, 1960-August 12, 1988 Painter and graffiti artist; formed the band Gray. Drug overdose. 27 years, 234 days.
Pete de Freitas August 2, 1961-June 14, 1989 Drummer of Echo & the Bunnymen. Motorcycle accident. 27 years, 316 days.
Finbarr Donnelly April 25, 1962-June 18, 1989 Singer of Five Go Down to the Sea?. Drowning. 27 years, 50 days.
Chris Austin February 24, 1964-March 16, 1991 Country singer and guitarist/fiddle player for Reba McEntire. Plane crash. 27 years, 20 days.
Dimitar Voev May 21, 1965-September 5, 1992 Poet, founder of the Bulgarian new wave band New Generation. Cancer. 27 years, 107 days.
Mia Zapata August 25 1965-July 7 1992 Lead singer of the Gits. Murder by Jesus Mezquia. 27 years, 316 days.
Kurt Cobain February 20 1967-c. April 5 1994 Founding member, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Nirvana. Suicide by gunshot. 27 years, c. 44 days.
Kristen Pfaff May 26 1967-June 16 1994 Bass guitarist for Hole and Janitor Joe. Drug overdose. 27 years, 21 days.
Andrés Escobar March 13 1967-July 2 1994 Footballer. Murdered by Columbian crime rings. 27 years, 111 days.
Richey Edwards December 22 1967-c. February 1st 1995 Lyricist and guitarist of Manic Street Preachers. Disappeared, later declared legally dead. 27 years, 41 days.
Stretch April 8 1968-November 30 1995 Rapper and member of Thug Life. Murder by unknown assailant. 27 years, 236 days.
Fat Pat December 4 1970-Feburary 3 1998 Rapper and member of Screwed Up Click. Murder by unknown assailant. 27 years, 61 days.
Freaky Tah May 14, 1971-March 28, 1999 Rapper and member of the hip hop group Lost Boyz. Murder by Kelvin Jones. 27 years, 316 days.
Kami February 1, 1972-June 21, 1999 Drummer of Malice Mizer. Subarachnoid hemorrhage. 27 years, 140 days.
Rodrigo Bueno May 24, 1973-June 24, 2000 Cuarteto singer. Car accident. 27 years, 31 days.
Sean Patrick McCabe November 13, 1972-August 28, 2000 Lead singer of Ink & Dagger. Asphyxia. 27 years, 289 days.
María Serrano Serrano November 26, 1973-November 24, 2001 Singer of Passion Fruit. Plane crash. 27 years, 363 days.
Rico Yan March 14, 1975-March 29, 2002 Filipino actor. Acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis. 27 years, 15 days.
Jeremy Ward May 5, 1976-May 25, 2003 The Mars Volta and De Facto sound manipulator. Drug overdose. 27 years, 20 days.
Jonathan Brandis April 13, 1976-November 12, 2003 American actor. Suicide by hanging. 27 years, 213 days.
Andrea Absolonová December 26, 1976-December 9, 2004 Porn actress. Glioblastoma. 27 years, 349 days.
Bryan Ottoson March 18, 1978-April 19, 2005 Guitarist of American Head Charge. Drug overdose. 27 years, 32 days.
Valentín Elizalde February 1, 1979-November 25, 2006 Mexican banda singer. Murder by Raúl Hernández Barrón. 27 years, 297 days.
Damien "Damo" Morris May 22, 1980-December 19, 2007 Member of Australian deathcore band the Red Shore. Bus accident. 27 years, 211 days.
Orish Grinstead June 2, 1980-April 20, 2008 Founding member of the R&B group 702. Kidney failure. 27 years, 323 days.
Jade Goody June 5, 1981-March 22, 2009 Reality-television personality. Cancer of the cervix. 27 years, 290 days.
Dash Snow July 27, 1981-July 13, 2009 Artist. Drug overdose. 27 years, 351 days.
Amy Winehouse September 14, 1983-July 23, 2011 Singer-songwriter. Alcohol poisoning. 27 years, 312 days.
Richard Turner July 30, 1984-August 11, 2011 Trumpet player, collaborator with Friendly Fires. Heart attack. 27 years, 12 days.
Sahara Davenport December 17, 1984-October 1, 2012 Drag queen. Heart failure. 27 years, 289 days.
Christian Benítez May 1, 1986-July 29, 2013 Footballer. Respiratory failure. 27 years, 89 days.
Thomas Fekete July 1, 1988-May 31, 2016 Guitarist of Surfer Blood. Sarcoma. 27 years, 335 days.
Anton Yelchin March 11, 1989-June 19, 2016 Actor, Chekov in the Star Trek reboot series. Car accident. 27 years, 100 days.
Shot December 1, 1989-September 21, 2017 Russian rapper. Diabetes. 27 years, 294 days.
Kim Jong-hyun April 8, 1990-December 18, 2017 Vocalist and lyricist of Shinee. Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. 27 years, 254 days.
Fredo Santana July 4, 1990-January 19, 2018 American rapper. Idiopathic epilepsy . 27 years, 199 days.
Tyler Skaggs July 13, 1991-July 1, 2019 American professional baseball starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. Asphyxia due to drug use. 27 years, 353 days.
Benjamin Keough October 21, 1992-July 12, 2020 Elvis Presley's grandson, son of Lisa Marie Presley and brother of Riley Keough. Suicide by gunshot. 27 years, 265 days.
Murda Killa March 9, 1993-July 13, 2020 Russian rapper. Asthma attack provoked by the use of alcohol and antidepressants. 27 years, 127 days.
Yoo Ju-eun May 3, 1995-August 29, 2022 South Korean actress. Suicide. 27 years, 118 days.
Walkie May 24, 1995-September 30, 2022 Russian battle rapper. Suicide by jumping to avoid being drafted by the Russian military. 27 years, 129 days.
Yung Trappa August 14, 1995-February 2, 2023 Russian rapper. Overdose. 27 years, 172 days.
Julián Figueroa May 27, 1995-April 2, 2023 Singer, actor, and composer. Myocardial infarction and Ventricular fibrillation. 27 years, 310 days.
so relevant to this drama smh.
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2023.06.10 21:55 takemusu Still fighting: Twenty years ago, Michael Stark and Michael Leshner became the poster boys for same-sex marriage in Canada. While they remain the picture of wedded bliss, they’re troubled by the state of LGBTQ rights across North America.

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2023.06.10 21:55 happilysadden 21 [m4f] texas/anywhere, looking for my fellow introvert!! <333

hello reddit! im definitely not the most social person, so i was hoping to find people in a similar boat here! here's a rough little breakdown of myself to gauge if you think we'd mesh
appearance wise, im not v active, but im 6'2", 140 lbs, long hair, and my family is from south asia!
ultimately, my ideal parter is caring, introspective (!!), has a soft side, and makes an honest attempt to maintain the relationship, even during tough times for both!
age ranges are 19-25, and i have no preferences myself in terms of appearances, im open to exchanging pictures eventually!
please introduce yourself when responding, and can't wait to hear from you!!
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2023.06.10 21:46 BrokeDownPalac3 Nosferatu The Vampyre, 1979

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2023.06.10 21:23 Swimming_Evidence_83 Am I the Asshole for taking the bed my ex was sleeping on?

So a little backstory.
I was in a relationship for almost 4 years, starting my sophomore year of university. My senior year of university, my boyfriend and I planned on moving in together after I graduated, and originally planned to move back to my hometown. He grew up and lived in the city where I went to university, a little over an hour from my hometown. About a month before I graduated he had a job lined up, but decided that he was not willing to take the pay cut this new job would offer. At the time I was upset but felt like this was a valid reason.
A week later, I found out that he had been flirting with women through Snapchat and Facebook, and spending thousands of dollars on them, paying them for pictures, videos, etc. He even got one girl (and who knows how many more) a birthday present. This was also money he had been telling me he was “putting away for our future.”
This of course broke my heart, but I loved him more than I had ever loved anyone, and so I told him we could work through it. I explained to him that I considered this cheating, and if he did it again we were done. He told me he loved me, it was a mistake, he wouldn’t ever do it again, etc.
So we stayed together, I moved home for about a month, signed a lease and got ready to move into my boyfriend and I’s new apartment. About 3 weeks before our moving day, he was in my hometown visiting me, and he was about to drive home when he went to the bathroom and left his phone on my bed.
Now we had had each others finger prints in our phone for awhile at this point, but I never felt the need to check his phone. I have always had many more guy friends than female friends and the consensus I had come to was the girls who check their man’s phone are psycho and controlling, and I didn’t want to be either of those things. But in that moment I heard a voice in my head more clearly than I have ever heard anything say, “check his phone.” My heart immediately sank as I knew this was my intuition telling me something was wrong.
I don’t think I need to explain what I found. He hasn’t stopped. The second I had moved back home he had continued his habits as I was not around to know about it. We had a bit of a fight, and I was completely heartbroken as I had told him previously that if he did it again we were done, but I couldn’t bear the thought of losing him, not to mention we had signed a lease together and were about to move in together.
And that’s when it happened. He said “I’m so sorry. Please. I was planning on asking you to marry me right after we moved in together.” I know now that he said this because he knew that was the only thing that would make me less upset, as I we would always say to each other “I can’t wait to marry you.” (Meaning we had plans to get married but he had asked me to let him propose.)
So once again, I forgave him. I’m not saying I should have, and I’m not proud that I did, but we moved in together. About 2 months into living together he did it again, though not in the quantity he had been doing it previously, and we had a huge fight, and I told him that he didn’t want to marry me or be committed to me. But I had shown him at that point that I wouldn’t break up with him, and so we continued, and he proposed about a month later, with a plastic ring from Amazon. The proposal went a little something like this:
I was sitting in the living room, crying because of something that had happened, and he decided he would ask me to marry him to cheer me up. (2 feet from the cats litter box for the record) Of course I said yes (again, not proud just telling the story as it is).
So fast forward to 8 months into wedding planning. At that point we hadn’t yet found a venue, caterer, or even solidified a guest list, as my fiancé had shown no interest in helping or putting in any effort into the planning, which I think I knew deep down was a 🚩 but chose to ignore it because I thought I was in love.
One night we had just made plans to visit a wedding venue the next day, and had watched 3 hours of a show before he suddenly got up and sighed. I asked him what was wrong, and he decided to finally tell me that he hadn’t loved me in six months. I was absolutely devastated.
Up until that point I had been telling myself we were just going through a rough patch, and he has promised me every day during that time that we were okay, he loved me, he couldn’t wait to spend the rest of his life with me, etc. So hearing this I was shocked.
He broke up with me around 1am, and we we stayed up until about 5am talking. He told me he still cared about me, and couldn’t imagine his life without me, made plans to come see the cats, etc. It seemed like it was going to be a respectful and civil breakup. I was sad, but not angry, because if someone doesn’t love you they don’t love you, and you can’t exactly force them to so there’s nothing I could do.
He made two big promises that night, he promised not to ghost me, as he was the only person I had at the time.
I also asked him to promise not to sleep with another woman in our bed, which before anyone gets upset, this was the bed my parents had given me as a college graduation present, intended to be his and my bed for the apartment and future living situations. I had agreed to let him keep using my furniture/appliances and to stay on the lease until it was up.
The next day, I moved my essentials and the cats back to my parents house. He helped, and even gave me a kiss before I drove away.
He stayed in contact with me the next couple of days, even video chatting once or twice to see the cats. My uncle died that Friday, and that was the last time we spoke on the phone.
A few weeks later we had a tattoo appointment we’d made together, and decided not to change as the artist was booked out months in advance. He was very cold but civil towards me during the appointment. When I got home, I called him and we talked for a few minutes. He said love you, and hung up. That was the last time I spoke to him. He blocked my number that night.
So a month goes by and it becomes clear that he has blocked me, so I decided to move my furniture out, as he was sleeping on a brand new mattress, and I was sleeping on the bed I’d had since 7th grade. This was also partially my moms decision as she had purchased the bed for me and didn’t want him sleeping on it anymore. So I moved my stuff out, and picked up some random girls stuff of the floor of the bedroom while I was there.
I did not take ANYTHING that wasn’t mine.
About a week later his mom calls me on the phone, because I had texted her asking if she could ask her son if one of my medications had been delivered to the apartment on accident. There was only 1 mail key and I had given it to him when I moved out of course.
She then proceeds to scold me, talk down to me, and treat me like an idiot. Telling me how It was disgusting that I had taken the furniture (that belonged to me by the way) and that their family “isn’t the kind of family that acts like that or treats people like that.”
I ended up hanging up on her after about 5 minutes of this.
So here’s the thing.
I never cheated on him. I never once lied to him. I never once manipulated him or took advantage of him.
But according to his family, I moved MY stuff out while he was still using it, so that makes ME the one in the wrong.
Am I the asshole?
Also if you got the end of this post, ily 💕 thank you for reading my rant.
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2023.06.10 21:16 InfernoSub Selling my ASUS ROG Strix 3060 Ti 8GB OC V2 LHR

  1. Full name of the products up for sale: ASUS ROG Strix 3060 Ti 8GB V2 GAMING OC LHR
  2. Condition of the item: Used for 6.5 months, looks almost brand new.
  3. Date of purchase: 22 Nov 2022 (In warranty until Sep 2025 - see the pics)
  4. Picture of the invoice: Unfortunately I have misplaced the invoice, if I find it during the meantime, I will add it to the imgur gallery. Purchased from Pheonix Technology NX on Lamington Road, Mumbai. I have the Paytm UPI transaction record from this date.
  5. Location of sale: Mumbai/Thane, Maharashtra.
  6. Mode of shipping: BlueDart. Shipping charges are yours to bear. I’m not responsible for any loss/damage due to shipping. I prefer to deal in-person for safety.
  7. Clear pictures of the item with Reddit username and timestamp uploaded on imgur:
  8. Reason for selling: No time for gaming anymore because of professional commitments.
  9. Expected Price: 35k non-negotiable.
Q. Why is this 3060Ti priced higher than usual? A. This is a top tier card in the 3060Ti series made by ASUS using very high grade components such as state of the art VRMs that are not found on base-level 3060Ti which are way cheaper than the ROG Strix edition. Ergo, the price. This card is known for its state of the art cooling systems.
Q. What is the TGP on this model? A. The TGP on this version is 325W to facilitate overclocking compared to 220W on the base nVidia founder's edition. The cards available in the market typically range between 200W to 220W.
Please watch this video to learn more on graphics card tier for 3060 Ti:
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2023.06.10 21:10 SpaceSugarGlider Connecting Wilson/Davis & Elizondo: AAWSAP, AARO, and Zodiac

This post is long, controversial people and ideas appear below, I speculate at points, and there's a lot of acronyms, so a summary up-front: The Wilson/Davis meeting was real, the program Admiral Wilson told Dr. Davis about was real. It is the same program--Zodiac--that Lue Elizondo and Harry Reid ran afoul of in 2009, pointed in its direction by Dr. Davis. The program is so powerful in the US DoD that it managed to do what all organizations do when they feel threatened by a competitor: it "consumed" the UAPTF (successor to Harry Reid et al's AAWSAP), and re-org'd it ultimately as "AARO", to serve a role once filled by Project Blue Book: a public UFO debunking group to make the subject appear mundane. AARO, unknown perhaps to some or all working for it, is the public relations wing of the control group behind the cover-up, or is itself now an active arm of it. AARO should not be trusted. The control group guards the gateway to a reality wilder than imagination.
In May 2022 the United States held hearings on UFOs (9-min highlights).
In those proceedings, representatives of AOIMSG (later re-designated "AARO"):
...appeared publicly representing the then-recently re-organized program, succeeding the UAP Task Force.
The two gentlemen claimed no knowledge of any UFO program/s within the US Government in the years between AAWSAP (which officially ran from 2008-2012, and continued in some fashion through 2017 before being succeeded by the UAPTF) and the USAF's Project Blue Book (which closed in 1969).
They claimed no knowledge of well-known UFO incidents (which would have been in the files they inherited from UAPTF), claimed no communications attempts had been sent to unknown fliers in US airspace (Implies that unknowns--including Russian or Chinese--can enter and exit US airspace without challenge), showed a short video of a 'dot' in the sky claiming it was all they had to go on, and so on. Christopher Mellon said at the time:

But Mr. Moultrie's and Mr. Bray's testimony did not match information previously released, not limited to but specifically by Luis Elizondo, who once ran AAWSAP/AATIP: the predecessor to UAPTF, the program AOIMSG/AARO re-org'd from and the papers and materials of which they had in their possession.
We know that AAWSAP/AATIP and UAPTF shared at least some personnel (Dr. Eric Davis was a consultant to both programs, for instance), it is reasonable to think there was a continuity of data between programs as well, meaning that AAWSAP's data became UAPTF's, and in turn: AOIMSG/AARO's. Which leads me to ask why the representatives of AOIMSG/AARO seemed ignorant of data they should have had. I don't expect the people at the top to know everything off the tops of their heads, but one would think they'd have their resident nerds brief them before going before Congress.

So what did AAWSAP/AATIP know?
Though former director Luis Elizondo has often asked us to "read between the lines", limited in what he can publicly say due to the Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) he's bound by, his message becomes clearer when events are laid out in order, dots between them connected.
When comparing information from AAWSAP and Elizondo to the Wilson/Davis notes, parallels emerge and details bolster each other.
This has implications for the legitimacy of AOIMSG/AARO.
Part 1: Admiral Thomas Wilson meets "the gatekeepers"
The notes of the 2002 meeting between Admiral Thomas Wilson and Dr. Eric Davis:

Uploaded in 2019 by UFO researcher Grant Cameron, the Wilson/Davis notes were found in the personal papers of late NASA astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, after he passed in 2016.
The notes had been rumored to exist for over a decade prior. Edgar Mitchell discussed the story behind them on CNN's "Larry King Live" in 2008: (time-stamped)
The notes are one of the most controversial cases to appear in ufology in decades, with credible supporting and skeptical arguments alike. No less than John Greenewald Jr. (of The Black Vault) has speculated the notes were written for a film or TV show.
I ask your indulgence as I respectfully disagree with Mr. Greenewald below.

The Wilson/Davis notes contend that Admiral Thomas Wilson (US Navy, now retired) met Dr. Eric Davis (of Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies, NIDS, AAWSAP, and a consultant for UAPTF) in Las Vegas in 2002 for a confidential meeting at Davis's request. Davis tooks notes during the meeting, and those notes are what Grant Cameron eventually published online.
Admiral Wilson allegedly told Dr. Davis in that meeting about the admiral's attempt circa 1997 to gain access to a reverse-engineering program managed by at least one large American private defense contractor, and controlled via an unusual governmental Special Access Program, or SAP.
SAPs can serve as "umbrellas" for USAPs: Unacknowledged Special Access programs, which can themselves be umbrellas for even more secretive programs, programs that ultimately even the SAP Oversight Commitee has little or no window into. Like a "Russian doll" of secrecy.

In the mid-1990s, Dr. Steven Greer (of CSETI) obtained a document dated 28 July 1991, said to be leaked from the Nellis Test & Training Range (NTTR) in Nevada:
This document listed a number of group code-names, warning each to suspend visible operations in light of an impending civilian UFO-researcher event in the nearby town of Rachel, Nevada, just to the north of the NTTR.

Dr. Greer, at that time in the mid-'90s working alongside Dr. Edgar Mitchell (Mitchell later distanced himself from Greer), met with Admiral Wilson around 1996, and showed him that allegedly leaked document from the NTTR.
Dr. Greer asked the admiral to see if he could, using his clearances and access, find anything about any of the code names on that list.
Two of the names on that list are MAJ and MAJI Ops. If legitimate, this would lend credence to the idea of some group with a name similar to "MAJIC" or "Majestic": extremely loaded terms.
Admiral Wilson searched the Pentagon Records Group, and found at least one of the names on that list (we don't know which): it was a Special Access Program within what was at that time the OUSDAT (at that time, the Office of the Under-Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions and Technology).
From the Wilson/Davis notes page 7, Wilson speaking to Davis in 2002:
They told me of a special projects record group not belonging to usual SAP - a special subset of the unacknowledged/carve-outs/waived programs - not belonging to usual SAP divisions as organized in '94 by Perry himself - set apart from rest but buried/covered by conventional SAPs

The admiral was concerned that the program he found should have been something he was aware of, if not in control of. But he had no prior knowledge of it at all.
He reached out to its leaders, and was grudgingly granted a meeting with three people who called themselves the gatekeepers, who reluctantly told him they represented a reverse-engineering program: that they had in their possession at least one intact vehicle "not made by human hands".
They were mostly concerned with how he found them and what he wanted. When he said he needed to be vetted in, they saw to it that the admiral was rebuffed and threatened--with loss of rank and pension--if he pursued the matter further.
Admiral Wilson has been contacted multiple times over the years since and has denied the Wilson/Davis notes each time, as he promised he would within the notes themselves.
In a 2020 interview with the NY Post's Steven Greenstreet, Dr. Eric Davis awkwardly refused to confirm or deny the meeting and notes. Judge for yourself, here is that clip, he reads to me as a man cornered:
Next I'm going to get into AAWSAP, and it's worth noting I feel that Dr. Davis was a consultant to that program. He reported to Dr. Hal Puthoff, who himself reported to Lue Elizondo. (L to R: Puthoff, Elizondo, and Davis)
As all these people worked together and shared security clearances, they were freer to talk about certain topics than Dr. Davis appears in the video with Mr. Greenstreet above. This potentially has implications, for how and from where Elizondo might know where to look for "certain things".
Part 2: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the mysterious "other" UFO group
2008: AAWSAP's beginnings have been gone over many times, I'll summarize only. The New York Times article from December 2017 that revealed the program is here.
A brief summary of the origins of the program can be had here, in a somewhat neutral tone.
The program grew out of discussions between Las Vegas entrepreneur Robert Bigelow and the late Senator Harry Reid, and initially was led by Dr. James Lacatski with a focus on studying unexplained phenomena, including UFOs.
When Dr. Lacatski left the group, former counter-intel officer Luis Elizondo was brought in to lead the program.

I'm going to put aside the fact Mr. Elizondo met the head of a US Government UFO program that ran in the 1980s, which already makes AOIMSG/AARO's assertion there was no program between Blue Book and AAWSAP false. Mr. Moultrie and Mr. Bray had only to ask Elizondo if he knew of any other groups, but they apparently were incurious.
2009: Mr. Elizondo, the fresh director of AAWSAP, bumped up against a different group (not the one from the 1980s) within the US Department of Defense--a Special Access Program of some kind--which he and Sen. Harry Reid had reason to believe held deep secrets about the same kinds of subjects AAWSAP was looking into, specifically non-human-created technologies.
Not being a Special Access Program themselves, AAWSAP had no access to this other group's personnel, data, or materials.
Senator Reid, who was at the time the US Senate Majority Leader and one of the trio of senators (along with Ted Stevens and Daniel Inouye) who'd gotten AAWSAP initially funded, tried to get AAWSAP (as "AATIP") re-designated a Special Access Program itself:
This would have granted specific AAWSAP personnel (as AATIP) the appropriate clearances to be vetted into this strange SAP they'd run into.
Senator Reid was rebuffed, and he, along with AAWSAP/AATIP personnel--including Mr. Elizondo and Dr. Hal Puthoff--was denied access to the other group and its materials. They shut out not only Elizondo (a trusted and decorated military veteran who already held top-secret clearances), but the Majority Leader of the United States Senate.
George Knapp (investigative journalist: KLAS Las Vegas, MysteryWire, Weaponized):
What was the intention, with making it (AAWSAP) into a Special Access Program?
Sen. Reid:
Well there are certain things that we had learned in our work, that there were places that we needed to go, that people had certain things, equipment, and other stuff, that we needed to see, and you couldn't do it unless you got, clearance from the Pentagon, and they wouldn't give it to us.
It suggests that there are other studies or programs, that might shed light on this mystery?
Sen. Reid:
Other programs, that have been done, and information they have, including different um, pieces of evidence.
...Do you know what those pieces are?
Sen. Reid:
No... um, I've just only heard rumors, and I'm not going to get into rumors.
Part 3: UAPTF, to AOIMSG, to AARO -- Stealing back the narrative
In 2012, AAWSAP was refused additional funding and officially closed, though the program continued in some fashion until Elizondo's resignation from the US Government and his joining Tom DeLonge's To The Stars in 2017.
After Elizondo went public, the US Government effort that had been AAWSAP/AATIP was ultimately reborn as the UAP Task Force (UAPTF), which eventually counted among its members UFO whistleblower David Grusch.
Under To The Stars, the current public UFO disclosure advocacy effort began, with Christopher Mellon acquiring and leaking three now-famous videos of UFOs recorded by US Navy personnel, the release of History Channel's Unidentified series, and a steady stream of press: the tone of which began to take the subject more seriously.
This began to apply pressure from the outside to the subject: by re-framing it as an aerospace integrity, safety, and national security issue, credible people like Mellon poked the US Government asking, "Why won't you take this seriously?"
This led to increasing serious interest in the topic not only by the public but by vocal members of the US Congress like Mike Gallagher and Tim Burchett, by respected journalists like Ross Coulthart. Stigma was chipped away at, new reporting avenues were added for US military personnel; progress seemed to be being made.

In response, I think the group Elizondo and Reid, and before them I believe Admiral Wilson, had encountered, did what any organization that feels another could become a threat to it does: they bought out the competition, consuming the UAPTF and making it their own.
In a December 2021 article for The Hill, Elizondo and Mellon each voiced concern over the re-org and move of the now former-UAPTF to AOIMSG (later re-branded AARO) under the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security (OUSD(I&S)):
"...If we want 70 more years of secrecy on this topic, then OUSD(I&S) is the perfect place to put it. They’ve had four years so far, and we have little in the way of efforts serving the public interest."
"...the inability of OUSD(I&S) to engage effectively on the [UFO] issue is why so little has changed or been accomplished since 2004."
With the newly-branded AARO in their pocket, the control group regained the upper hand. Instead of doing away with a government UFO office entirely, they would control the one that existed and through it shape the public narrative, getting disinformation back on track.
Part 4: Who is this "other" UFO program?
For decades there has been talk of an organization operating behind the scenes within the US Government on the UFO problem, from Project Aquarius, to the "men in black", to the Majestic 12.
In May 2021 UFO researcher Project Unity tweeted this brief exchange between UFO researchehistorian Richard Dolan and Lue Elizondo.
Richard Dolan: "Have you ever come across evidence that supports the reality of an organization, whether we call it MJ-12 or Zodiac?"
Lue Elizondo: "Sure, absolutely"
Richard Dolan: "Okay so I want to ask about Zodiac, I've got reasons for asking, is this something you have come across?"
Lue Elizondo: "Yes"
Richard Dolan: "So can I ask you what you can say about that?"
Lue Elizondo: "I cannot".

Like the devil of Earth myths, they've "had so many names".
They may no longer go by "Zodiac", but they almost certainly did as recently as 2009, in order for Elizondo to know that name, unless he heard it from Dr. Eric Davis (possible, even likely).
Zodiac is almost certainly the program Sen. Harry Reid tried (and failed) to get his people vetted into. I believe it's the same group (or a related silo) which denied Admiral Wilson access to their reverse-engineering program in 1997.
This group is either the current version of whatever it was Admiral Wilson found via the Pentagon Records Group, or it sits beneath it in hierarchy. Dr. Davis is likely the person who pointed Lue Elizondo in its direction, when Elizondo took charge of AAWSAP and started snooping around internally.
Zodiac is either the umbrella group itself, or one of several sibling programs (Unacknowledged SAPs) nested within a master SAP.
If it's a sub-program, it might be the reverse-engineering wing, compartmentalized apart from other silos. The other big candidate in this case could be crash retrieval.
The reverse-engineering program places recovered non-human technologies in private corporations (exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests), access to which is limited to strict "bigot lists" and protected by extremely punishing NDAs.
Progress on reverse-engineering is glacial if anything, but we will be shocked to learn what things we use in daily life have come from or were influenced by alien technologies.
People have been ruined or buried in unmarked graves for breaking ranks with the program/s. Favored aerospace and technology corporations have benefited from the relationship while their competitors have been bought out or ruined.
Military application of technologies takes all precedence.
Crash retrieval sounds straight-forward but I bet it has a lot of nuances, a lot of special skills and equipment. A global quick-response infrastructure is implied (meaning groups ready to deploy across the globe at all times. We don't want people flying out of Wright-Pat to get to a crash in say Australia, we'd want a team with the right equipment already in say Guam, ready to activate), with skilled/trained personnel and equipment standing by at all hours. The field personnel may be military or ex-military. National borders would seem to mean little and essentially violating other countries' territories a required part of the job.

Reverse-engineering, and crash retrievals, are likely not the only silos of the group.
Joe Murgia ("UFO Joe") interviewed Commander Will Miller, who is referenced in the Wilson/Davis notes.
Joe Murgia: When you say “Control Group” like you did in Leslie Kean’s book, do you mean an MJ-12-like group?
Will Miller: Yes, I’d opine that there are probably multiple “Control Groups”, each one covering certain aspects of the UFO/ETI issue; i.e. one probably covering crash retrievals & analysis, another covering collecting & analyzing reports of “encounters,” another related to overall oversight, etc. That’s just within DoD. Additionally, there are a limited # of DoD “contractors” who even have the technological capability to work this issue to include analysis, security, etc.

The other silos under the master umbrella program, compartmentalized apart from each other, could look like...
(This is me speculating wildly on what these other programs could contain information on, and should be taken with enormous grains of salt):
  • Biological remains, and what can be gleaned from them on the environments the beings evolved in; cell-structure, nutritional requirements, reproduction, ancestry/evolutionary history. Weapons applications of non-terrestrial biology.
  • Intelligence gathering on off-world organizations. Spying on those watching humanity, maybe even using stolen alien technology to do so. Implications of using ET tech to spy on terrestrial competitors, both corporate and national. Implications if any of our visitors turn out to be biologically human (meaning their ancestors were taken from Earth and a viable breeding population of humans is kept part of the alien society even now, identical to us, perfect spies).
  • Organic/machine interfaces - anything from physical control consoles, to mind/machine interfaces, to biologically-integrated technologies, purpose-grown artificial/synthetic life-forms, genetic engineering.
  • Xeno-linguistics and communications. Alien languages: spoken, written, computemachine language/s, and maybe things we don't have an analogue for (IE the oft-reported telepathy, either naturally evolved or technologically achieved).
  • Exo-politics - the nature of alien command and social structures (or lack thereof) and initiatives; policies on dealing with native life-forms (like us).
  • Terrestrial foreign power intelligence gathering - what do other countries know/have and what are they doing with it? Given the reasons for the cover-up (weaponization), this would seem of paramount importance to the overall program.
  • Recovered craft: testing and potential use thereof. As astonished as I feel writing this... have we taken recovered or reverse-engineered craft off-world ourselves? Do we use them for terrestrial espionage? A single alien craft, if useable by humans at all, could be a game-changing military asset, so I doubt this... but I can't call it "off the table".
  • New (to us) physics - imagine what someone capable of traversing the space between star systems (or "parallel realities" if one prefers) knows about the nature of reality, that we humans do not. As the late Carl Sagan once said, "To bake an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." Weaponization of ideas learned from alien understanding of physics (IE microwave or beam weaponry, gravity manipulation to achieve force fields, time distortions, or targeted gravitational disruptions).
  • Materials science - compounds or isotopes not found in the Sol system or even guessed at. Atomic or sub-atomic level engineering. Imagine trying to understand objects that came from industrial-sized fabricators with integrated particle acceleration capable of "3-D printing" anything from hand-held devices to entire starships in minutes using nothing but hydrogen and helium as building blocks, engineering from the sub-atomic on up with integrated quantum-computing in every atom of the device. The possibilities, as astounding as I find it, of 3-D printing custom-engineered living beings or exact duplicates of existing organisms.
  • Exo-computational devices and databases - consider what might be gleaned from understanding the alien version of a "computer". Imagine the data stored within: star charts, maps back to the point of origin or colonies and to every other inhabited biosphere within thousands of light years (or on a multi-galactic scale), medical data, historical data, entertainment like music or visuals, 3-D data storage including imagery and sounds from Earth's own past and/or countless other worlds under their observation. Not to mention insights into the minds of the people who made the technology: how they think and process data, at what speed, etc.
...and god knows what else.
Imagine if there's a silo that holds alien medical technologies: treatments or cures for diseases. The ability to re-grow lost limbs, to repair spinal damage or lost eyesight/hearing. Even if not applicable (yet) to human biology, the ideas that could come from this if shared with the medical community across Earth... all brought here incidentally in a "first-aid kit" aboard someone else's spacecraft. In defense of Zodiac, imagine the terrible weaponization potential.
Could we ever forgive these people for keeping secrets like this? For the crimes they've committed to do so? Even if they did what they felt was needed to protect national interests, at some point the base fact that we're not alone should belong to everyone. Because it really feels like what started as an attempt to hide technologies that could be weaponized if a competitor figured them out first has turned into "hiding everything we've done to hide that technology, and we can't mention aliens because that begs the question how did they get here, which brings us back to the technology", tech they don't know how to make more of.
Conclusion: Following "Lue's Clues", thoughts on and fear of the control group, disinformation, and questions
There is implication in information from Elizondo and Dr. Davis that there's been a clandestine organization controlling the UFO issue operating within the US Department of Defense for decades, a group which has repeatedly shielded itself from prying eyes. What they can't shield they reduce through propaganda to ridicule. If not in name or historical fact, this may as well be the Majestic 12 of UFO lore.
I write that name with a heavy heart, and with fear. People on these forums always snipe, "That's just what you want to believe," or, "Nobody wants to believe more than me, but c'mon".
I read those replies and every time think, "Do you know what you're saying? Have you read the Majestic documents? They're terrifying. Of course I don't want it to be real! I want it to be fake, like Robert Hastings said!" The reality they suggest is horrifying to me.
I've recoiled from, fled from, the possibility of the Majestic 12 for more than 30 years, since I first read the initial papers in Timothy Good's Above Top Secret in late 1989.
I with great trepidation read Stanton Friedman's TOP SECRET/MAJIC, hoping for some fatal flaw. I've read with interest (and often unease) these past few years everything Harry_is_white_hot--probably the lead researcher currently working on the topic--has put out about MJ-12. I keep hoping for that fatal flaw in the basic concept of a shadowy "men in black"-type group like this. No conspiracy can be that big and remain hidden, surely.
But objective reality is not influenced by what we want or would find more comfortable to be true; it simply is what it is.
That's not to say everything in the Majestic documents is real (I still hope to god it's not; they literally contain a directive on when to execute stranded alien beings to preserve secrecy), but the fact of a real organization filling that role--whatever its real history is--is for me no longer escapable after David Grusch.

I've had suspicions about AARO since its inception as AOIMSG, since the warning from Elizondo and Mellon about OUSD(I&S) in The Hill.
The re-org of UAPTF into AARO seems to me an attempt to regain control of the narrative after people like Elizondo and Mellon began to apply public pressure on the US Government to disclose what it knows about UFOs. What they can't keep secret, they ridicule: a powerful social tool.
For two decades, the US Air Force used Project Blue Book to gaslight not only the American populace, but the news media and the world, into thinking there was no "there" there in UFOs. That those of us interested in the topic were insane, to be socially ostracized, shamed, and shunned.
Blue Book was, it was later revealed by its former scientific advisor Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a public relations and propaganda program.
AARO is in its purpose no different, and will be the first place the news media turns to explain to them what is going on with the unfolding David Grusch story. Well, AARO or Neil DeGrasse-Tyson. Maybe Bill Nye.
The Grusch story is already being attached to the sensational Las Vegas "aliens in the backyard" tale - see ABC News Chicago, complete with X-files music! - scroll down the article to see them mention Mr. Grusch. Zodiac's tendrils in the press are twitching, and not even that much: just poke the bias toward mundanity they've nurtured in us for decades.
As the infamous quote goes:
"There's nothing to hide?"
"There's nothing to hide at all."

I don't know everything above and I'm absolutely very obviously speculating in places, on things I would once never have considered possible and which looked absolutely wild to my eyes even as I wrote them. I may stumble in some places but I think I've headed in the direction Lue Elizondo, Chris Mellon, Dr. Eric Davis, and others have pointed us in.
Mr. Elizondo's information, passed in pieces due to his NDAs, has been widely mocked as "Lue's Clues": deliberately mysterious and obfuscated. He's been derided as a grifter and con-artist, he's been doxxed, he's provided what he can at enormous personal cost to himself and his family. Stringing the information and hints that he's put out together, the picture not only becomes more detailed, it implies a conspiracy which in and of itself will be an ontological shock, beyond which lies even more shock, after shock, after shock.
If a nobody like me can read what Elizondo's getting at, why can't Mr. Moultrie, or Mr. Bray, or Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick for that matter? Do they not at least have questions? Are they so incurious? This is literally their job, at least on paper.
David Grusch has briefed AARO personnel on his extraordinary findings, and AARO still says, "We have no credible/verifiable indication of non-human intelligence." Saying little, they speak volumes.
The implications make me feel, appropriately I think: "somber".
I'll end with some brief thoughts from Lue Elizondo:
Thanks for reading.
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2023.06.10 21:09 All4myfam My MPG is HORRIBLE!!

I have a 2022 Kia Carnival that I got around June of 2021 (I know that sounds odd but I swear it’s the truth). Anyway, ever since I got it, my gas mileage has been really bad. I mean like 12-14 mpg in city driving. On the interstate it’s about 18-24 depending on how much of that tank was city driving. I took it back to the shop and they said that it was probably just the gas I was using. But now it’s been 2 years and I have kept a record of many of my fill-ups. Anything over 15 mpg in the pictures is likely because we had to make short highway trips to the next town or into the city. Now, I admit that I am kind of an aggressive driver. Not super aggressive but definitely not a passive driver. Does anyone else have similar experiences? Or do you have a carnival, you are an aggressive driver but you still get decent gas mileage (like 15-18 vs 12-14)?
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