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2023.06.08 16:37 EliGrunge How do i beat dhalsim

That 50/50 air jump seems unbeatable at least in the sense it forces me to block and he can just throw it out
If i try to do dp and he did the backwards one i end up doing the wrong special if i do standing crouch heavy my sweep comes out if i guess wrong
Im really confused how i beat it
I also don't understand the block either because either i get hit by the 50/50 or i block and hes still got his pressure
I thought parry might be the option but then you go into the 50/50 of am i being thrown or do i gotta block
I also don't really understand how to keep him locked down because with the floaty jump and teleport and now Di and Drive reversal also allow him to call out any of my "fake pressure"
For e.g the "mixup" i like doing with luke is LLL into The manual heavy version of flash knuckle but perfect so that it gives me the plus frames it calls out anyone mashing while keeping me safe for blocking and if i dont charge it i can call it out Drive impact spammers and get a full combo
But against dhalsim it feels kinda useless because he can just teleport out
So any tips would be cool
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2023.06.08 16:36 dreamjobonline Career in IAF: एयरफोर्स में बंपर वैकेंसी, 30 जून से पहले करें आवेदन

Career in IAF: एयरफोर्स में बंपर वैकेंसी, 30 जून से पहले करें आवेदन
Air Force AFCAT Recruitment 2023. This is a good opportunity to make a career in the Indian Air Force. Online applications are being filled for 276 posts. The last date is 30 June 2023. After the submission of the application, the examination will be conducted from 25 to 27 August 2023. Its admit cards will be issued on August 10. Selected candidates will be given posting in the post of Gazetted Officer Group-A in Ground Duty and Flying Branch.





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2023.06.08 16:36 headsneakers88 UA Air Force 1'07 Virgil X Moma Off White X Moma Black Silver Metallic,do you like them?

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2023.06.08 16:34 Flailingmeatballs [WTS] sneaker lot everything in description

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Willing to negotiate and provide more pictures on request
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2023.06.08 16:31 Any_Flatworm_3956 Just read a VERY interesting comment by someone under a Grusch video on YT. What do you think?
One of the top comment by J. Allen there (you can see it on the above video):
"As a current Aero-Engineer for the US Air Force (26years and still going) I can help you decode at least some of this. First, I know that Grusch has only limited ability to talk about this subject. He did get clearance to speak to a certain extent but he MUST withhold quite a bit in order to avoid very serious law violations. So, expect him to be holding back some things he could say and this also necessitates rephrasing on-the-fly language he would normally use. Second, this retrieval program is REAL and is the most highly classified program in the US. The program is called ZODIAC and this may or may not come out in the public hearings soon. Take this in when viewing this man's speech. He is 'trying' to talk to us about the most highly classified project in the world. People have historically died, lost careers, lost family due to this secret. So to say this is stressful to talk about would be an understatement. Third, when he shook his head talking about the 'spacecraft' and 'alien' is because we don't really think this is what they are but this term is in common use publicly and is as close as we can describe the phenomena to the general public and be understood. These are much more than spacecraft. They are trans-medium-interdimensional craft to the best of our knowledge. And on the 'alien' aspect this is just the easiest term we have because we don't really know for sure but this term is pretty close. At present we consider most of these 'beings' to be advanced-biological-AI (manufactured beings). Lastly I can tell you from my own experience while on duty these are REAL. I can tell you this because I was present on two occasions where these 'craft' were above our base watching us. I wasn't read in to this program I can only tell you I was there on two occasions (happenstance) and they are as real as the nose on your face."
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2023.06.08 16:30 khoafraelich789 Toyota HiAce 2023 review: LWB turbo-diesel

Toyota HiAce 2023 review: LWB turbo-diesel
Toyota doesn't make hasty decisions and with good reason. As one of the world’s largest and longest-running automotive manufacturers (founded 1937), it applies the same rigorous assessment of each new model proposal or running change.

That ensures each green light stacks up as a viable business case, from which the company is assured of getting a worthwhile return on its investment.

This pragmatic approach was evident in Toyota’s decision in 2022 to offer a rear barn-door option for its HiAce van. Given this iconic commercial vehicle was launched in 1967, it’s taken 55 years for Toyota to finally offer an alternative to the HiAce's signature swing-up tailgate.

Barn doors are ideal for those needing forklift access to cargo bays, so we assume this decision was prompted not only by competitors offering similar options but also growing demand from Toyota’s all-important fleet buyers. We recently tested one to see if this long-awaited option is on the money.

Price and Features – Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
Our test vehicle is the LWB (Long Wheel Base) powered exclusively by Toyota’s well proven 2.8 litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. It’s available with either standard six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic, like our example.

Painted in standard 'French Vanilla', it has a list price of $46,760, plus on-road costs, but ours is fitted with the new $750 Barn Door option which bumps the list price to $47,510.

It’s available on all LWB and SLWB (Super Long Wheel Base) variants except for the HiAce Crew, HiAce Commuter and LWB manual versions.

Our test vehicle is also the Panel Van variant, which means a buyer can order a full-panel left-hand side sliding door instead of the standard windowed version at no extra cost.

The HiAce comes ready for hard work on sturdy 16-inch steel wheels with replaceable plastic covers and 215/60R16 tyres plus a full-size spare, along with a large centre console offering a variety of storage options.

There are also useful creature comforts in the two-seater cabin like a tilt-and-reach adjustable leather-accented steering wheel, driver’s seat adjustable lumbar support, manual air-con, two 12-volt cabin accessory sockets, folding/heated exterior door mirrors with indicators, and more.

The two-speaker multimedia system has a big 8.0-inch touchscreen plus steering wheel audio controls and 'DAB+2' digital radio.

Multiple connectivity options include Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Siri voice recognition, Bluetooth, sat-nav and 'Toyota Connected Services', which includes an app for mobile phones and safety/security functions like 'Stolen Vehicle Tracking', 'Automatic Collision Notification', 'SOS Emergency Call', and more.

Design – is there anything interesting about its design?
It’s a typically robust design comprising MacPherson strut front suspension, a leaf-spring live rear axle that’s excellent for load-carrying, variable-ratio rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes on all automatic variants, like ours.

The rear-wheel drive chassis has an inherent traction advantage over front-wheel drive vans, particularly on loose or slippery surfaces and with heavy payloads.

Its 1990mm height allows access to underground and multi-storey car parks and its 3210mm wheelbase boasts an impressively tight 11.0-metre turning circle.

The two-tone dash layout is neat and functional with easy-to-use controls and instrumentation.

There’s still no fold-down inboard armrest for the driver’s seat to enhance comfort on long hauls, but given we had to wait more than half a century for a barn-door option, we know Toyota won’t be rushed on these decisions.

Engine and transmission – What are the key stats for the engine and transmission?
HiAce’s venerable (1GD-FTV) 2.8 litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel produces 130kW at 3400rpm and in auto models like ours a meaty 450Nm of torque between 1600-2400rpm.

Maintenance procedures are simplified by its Euro 5 emissions compliance which doesn’t require AdBlue.

A smooth-shifting Aisin (AC60E) six-speed torque converter automatic optimises fuel economy with full converter lock-up on fourth, fifth and sixth gears, along with overdrive on fifth and sixth for relaxed highway driving. It also offers the choice of sequential manual-shifting if required.

The live rear axle is equipped with an electronically-controlled automatic limited-slip diff, which optimises the inherent traction advantage of rear-wheel drive.

Fuel consumption – How much fuel does it consume?
Toyota claims an official combined cycle average of 8.2L/100km.

After 215km of testing, without a load and with the automatic engine stop-start function switched off, our figure based on trip meter and fuel bowsers readings came in slightly higher at 9.8L/100km.

This single-digit economy was achieved purely in city and suburban driving, which is thrifty for a large commercial vehicle weighing more than two tonnes.

So, based on our figures, you could bank on a ‘real world’ driving range of around 700km from its 70-litre tank.

Practicality – How practical is the space inside?
With its 2225kg kerb weight and 3300kg GVM, the HiAce has a genuine one-tonne-plus payload rating of 1060kg, and up to 120kg of that can be carried on the roof using Toyota’s genuine accessory triple-bar roof rack set.

It also has a braked tow rating of up to 1500kg and with a GCM (how much it can legally carry and tow at the same time) of 4800kg, it can carry its peak 1060kg payload while towing that weight, which is a versatile set of numbers for a working van.

Cargo bay walls and doors are lined to mid-height, the roof is internally lined and there’s ample internal lighting.

It’s accessed from either side through sliding doors with 1010mm-wide openings, or from the rear through the barn-doors which are both equipped with demisters/windscreen wipers and can swing open to 180 degrees.

Each door also has a simple brace which can hold them at 90 degrees opening if required.

The cargo bay offers a sizeable 6.2 cubic metres of load volume, measuring 2530mm long, 1760mm wide and 1340mm high.

With 1268mm between the rear wheel housings and six floor-mounted load anchorage points, it can carry up to two standard 1165mm-square Aussie pallets or up to three 1200 x 800mm/1200 x 1000mm Euro pallets.

Its spacious driver’s cabin has numerous storage offerings including a large-bottle holder and bin in the base of each front door, small-bottle/cupholders in the centre and on either side of the dash, plus a single glove box.

The centre console is well designed, comprising an open storage tray at floor level and a large lidded box between the seats.

This not only has cavernous internal storage but there’s also an external shelf at the front, two large-bottle holders at the rear and another shallow tray set into the lid, which when closed can double as a handy work desk.

What’s it like as a daily driver?
The big front doors swing wide open to provide easy access to the cabin, where it’s easy to find a comfortable driving position given ample seat adjustment that includes lumbar support, plus a height-and-reach-adjustable wheel and big left footrest.

Responsive steering and strong braking, combined with a reasonably supple ride quality when empty or lightly loaded, makes for a comfortable daily work environment.

This is enhanced by commendably low internal noise levels for a van without a bulkhead between the cabin and cargo bay. We suspect the full-length roof lining helps here.

Like all panel vans, the solid-walled cargo bay creates a huge blind-spot over the driver’s left shoulder which can’t be avoided. And the central join of the barn doors obscures vision through the cabin’s rear-view mirror.

However, the portrait-shaped door mirrors are a decent size and combined with a suite of driver aids like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors and reversing camera, a competent driver can easily steer clear of trouble.

And it has easy manoeuvrability thanks to the tight 11-metre turning circle and lightness of the variable-ratio steering at parking speeds.

The 2.8-litre turbo-diesel has good flexibility with strong low-rpm response thanks to its ample 450Nm of torque.

The smooth and snappy shift protocols of the six-speed auto optimise engine response, which is most evident in stop-start city and suburban driving.

It also delivers relaxed and economical highway travel, particularly with the cruise control activated, with overdrive requiring less than 2000rpm to maintain 110km/h.

What’s it like for tradie use?
It’s ironic that a forklift should be out of service on the same day we wanted to test improved forklift access! However, that’s what happened when we went to load up the HiAce for our usual GVM test.

Even so, you don’t need to be a forklift aficionado to see that the 180-degree opening will provide clear access to the cargo bay.

We also know from experience that the HiAce is a consummate one-tonner, having previously secured 975kg in the cargo bay which with driver equalled the van’s 1060kg payload limit.

There was ample rear suspension travel remaining thanks to minimal compression of the robust leaf springs.

The engine made light work of hauling this payload, with effortless highway cruising and particularly strong performance in hilly terrain.

It never felt sluggish on climbs and engine-braking was excellent on long, steep descents. As a workhorse, the HiAce is difficult to fault.

Safety – What safety equipment is fitted? What safety rating?
The current HiAce generation came armed with a maximum five-star ANCAP rating when launched in 2019 and still sets a safety benchmark.

There are seven airbags plus a plethora of active features including AEB with day/night pedestrian and day cyclist detection, trailer sway control, hill-start assist, lane departure alert with steering assist, road sign assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, and more.

Ownership – What does it cost to own? What warranty is offered?
The HiAce is covered by a five-yeaunlimited km warranty.

Scheduled servicing is set at relatively short six month/10,000km intervals, whichever occurs first.

Capped-price of $290 per service covers the first six scheduled services over three years or 60,000km.

Source: carsguide
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2023.06.08 16:25 MrsFrankweiler NYC has been on smog alert for several days. Health & wellness fitness yogi expert Hilaria Baldwin has been strangely silent. Why isn't she sharing her expertise on how to exercise in hazardous conditions, what to do with 7 kids and countless cats and dogs when the air quality keeps them indoors?

NYC has been on smog alert for several days. Health & wellness fitness yogi expert Hilaria Baldwin has been strangely silent. Why isn't she sharing her expertise on how to exercise in hazardous conditions, what to do with 7 kids and countless cats and dogs when the air quality keeps them indoors? submitted by MrsFrankweiler to HilariaBaldwin [link] [comments]

2023.06.08 16:24 Flyz_it_dies Special warfare

Prior service marine here, I’m trying to re-enlist into the Air Force, but the recruiter is only offering me Special Warfare. What even is that, and anyone here in it? Guess because I’m prior service and in my mid 20s I wasn’t given many options in the Air Force
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2023.06.08 16:23 reindeermuffinbeet Nordstrom Rack Air Force 1 Discount Code

Look at for Nordstrom Rack Air Force 1 Discount Code. When you need the newest coupons and promo codes, that page is the perfect spot to check. They also have current deals available.
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2023.06.08 16:21 OfficialAztrias {F4A} Black Knight Apocalypse longterm

It is the year 2071. Due to a comet that collided with earth 40 years ago, the world is covered in a toxic air pollution..the world being turned into a bleak desert. Only about 1 percent of the population has survived and a strict social class now exists. The small number of survivors are divided among strict class lines. The rich live in a domed underground city with free-flowing air and plant life, while the equivalent of the middle class resides in unending rows of identical concrete houses. Everyone else, dubbed refugees, is forced to livd out a life in the desert. People rarely leave their homes and, when they do, they wear gas masks due to the air pollution. Citizens rely heavily on delivery service for their needs. Delivery drivers, known as knights, deliver the packages of air, water, food and also protect them from thieves. Without the delivery men giving air, those topside are bound to die from a lack of it.

Hello! I hope this caught your eye. If it did, I would love to discuss this further out and come up with something for us to enjoy. If there are any questions as well, I would love to help!
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2023.06.08 16:21 Ilovepigstoomuch Gedatsu is a Yonko+ level and possibly the strongest being in the verse, With evidence.

Gedatsu is a Yonko+ level and possibly the strongest being in the verse, With evidence.

Gedatsus first appearance
Gedatsu is a (seemingly) minor antagonist of the Skypeia arc, being an apparent comedic relief opponent for Chopper to face in a one-on-one fight. While the fight itself may seem unremarkable to most it, along with his post-fight cover story arc, reveals a being that has feats of such great magnitude that they surpass even that of the mightiest pirates such as Kaido. Please do read if you wish to uncover the truth behind the most powerful character to ever live.
Exhibit A) use of jet dials
In this panel Gedatsu shows that his main form of attack involves the use of jet dials, both for flight and 'enhanced' punches. However what is really happening here is that Gedatsu is using the jet dials to cover up his true strength by making them do all the punching work while he simply sits back and activates them. This along with his supposed extreme stupidity is what led to his defeat.
However after being hit by Chopper with a well placed attack he is not actually defeated but is merely knocked into the clouds. He does not even appear to be badly injured afterwards and therefore it can be assumed that he most definitely could have continued, which will have ultimately led to Choppers demise. It is then worth mentioning that he has never actually been defeated in combat.

Exhibit B) Mercy
Gedatsu, instead of rising up and finishing the job, felt that he must leave the battlefield as he knew it was the perfect opportunity to get away from Enel and his abuse of the Gedatsu observation haki. At this point Gedatsu plummets over 10 kilometres to the ground, and most would assume to his death. However this is where he begins to show his true power.

Exhibit C) Surviving the fall
Gedatsu had fallen 10 kilometres straight down into hard ground HEADFIRST but somehow had survived with ease and only one chapter later was seen in his next cover story out of the ground seemingly fine
He is not bothered
As you can see here he has indeed ended up with a large bump on his head, however clearly this is superficial and ignorable damage as Gedatsu does not even attempt to tend to his wounds and simply sits in awe at the magnitude of this feat.
Take a direct comparision with Kaido. Kaidos introduction showcased him falling off a sky island straight down headfirst into the ground. Sound familiar?

Exhibit D) Kaidos reaction to the fall
The sky island that Kaido fell from was around 9 kilometres above ground, which even if somewhat close is still not the same height from which Gedatsu fell. Given his wider frame and larger size he may have also not fallen as quickly as Gedatsu even if both reached terminal velocity. As you can see in this panel however Kaido commented on having a splitting headache AND was tending to his head injury. Whatever visible injury he may have had is obscured by a silhouette however this clearly shows that the fall injured Kaido to a higher degree than Gedatsu.
Given that Kaido is considered to be one of if not possibly the most durable character in the series this feat by Gedatsu automatically puts his durability at the absolute PINACCLE of power in the One Piece verse. However while many people have commented on this feat before I will now go further.

Exhibit E) Exponential growth in power and gravity manipulation.
Here you can observe Gedatsu hitting the ground with a pickaxe and seemingly doing an unremarkable job. This is very much true however this leads into a cover story in later chapter which withholds one of the most shocking feats of power and reality manipulation witnessed in the One Piece verse.

Bending of a pickaxe and gravity manipulation
Oda does not do things without reason and defying the very physics which holds the earth together cannot have been done merely for a gag. Here it is clearly shown that Gedatsu is again hitting the ground with a pickaxe but now two new things are happening: A) The pickaxe has been bent out of shape in just one clean hit and B) Gedatsu is standing on a wall. The pickaxe needs quite a large deep dive so it would be better to cover the gravity manipulation first. This feat speaks for itself and highly suggests that Gedatsu either secretly has a gravity manipulating devil fruit or actually is just capable of manipulating his local reality. It cannot be a localised gravity anomaly given that the man next to him is unaffected so therefore this is the work of Gedatsu and highly backs up the claim that he can manipulate reality to his given will. This would certainly place him at Yonko level and above.

The pickaxe feat required some further calculation as it is not a feat that can be gauged visually, however it is certainly the case that somehow Gedatsu swung the pickaxe at such a speed that the friction with the air partially melted the pickaxe and solidified it again in making contact with the air, thus deforming it to how it is in the panel. He would have had to manage this in a tiny amount of time and therefore I with an associate were able to deduce that he would have needed to exert around 100 million newtons of force at least to achieve this, assuming that he was using an average approximately 2.3kg pickaxe, which it may be even heavier considering its size equivalent to his height. By looking at his form as well it can be seen that this was done with only his arm strength in mind and likely with minimal effort given his completely straight arms and back. This is undeniably a feat that would contend even with the strongest of characters and it isn't even necessarily a gauge of his full power.

Exhibit F) Defeating the ground and forest bosses
Now this is a feat that has been unfortunately greatly understated by many onlookers, however these beasts are not just large animals but are representations of mother earth itself. They are not just 'a earth boss' or 'a forest boss' but they are THE earth boss and THE forest boss. This can be obviously interpreted as Gedatsu challenging even the guardians of earth and Gaia herself, showing his ability to challenge the gods and defeat their beasts, with only one punch each mind you.

Observe the dials
Of course you may take note of the fact that he has damaged his sleeves in both of these battles which means that he did indeed use his impact dials to defeat both beings. However you must keep in mind that for his whole life he has been using them to mask his own power, so at this point they are merely second nature for him to use. Given his stances after defeating both they were clearly considerable opponents worthy of challenging Godatsu.
While almost all evidence has been given there is still one more piece of the puzzle that completely destroys any sort of counterevidence that you may have:
Exhibit G) The height theory.
This will likely ring a bell for many fans of powerscaling, but the height theory states that when two characters rival one another it is always the taller who triumphs. In Zoro and Sanjis case Zoro is taller, and stronger. In Queen and Kings case King is taller, and stronger. In Mihawk and Shanks case Shanks is taller, and I will not comment on that because otherwise it will become the main point of discussion. In the Admirals case Akainu is taller than Aokiji, and stronger.
With all of that evidence in mind refer to this diagram, including the yonko Luffy and Enel himself. Gedatsu clearly TOWERS over both of them and any other character featured, clearly meaning that he is significantly stronger than all featured characters and is therefore at least yonko level based off of this alone. When combined with other evidence it makes it clear that Oda intended it to be this way.

With all of that evidence in mind it is obvious and to me and it should be obvious to anyone who has read through it that Gedatsu is easily the most powerful character in the current One Piece world and perhaps the strongest being to ever live in the planets history.
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2023.06.08 16:18 ZollersFan Through-the-Wall AC for Odd-Sized Wall Opening

Through-the-Wall AC for Odd-Sized Wall Opening
Hi all,
My house has 2 of these Classic air conditioners mounted through the wall in sleeves. The metal frame and components of each unit are rusted, so I decided it wouldn't be worth it to try repairing. The problem is that I can't find any new through-wall ACs that fit the odd dimensions of the wall opening (18 1/2" W x 13 3/8" H). I've seen some window units with the right dimensions, but from what I understand, these are not meant to be installed in the wall.
Does anybody have experience with similar-sized units or know where I can look to find one?
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2023.06.08 16:16 autotldr NATO to Launch Its Largest-Ever Air Drill In Message to Russia

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German and American officials confirmed Wednesday that Germany is set to host the largest air deployment drills in NATO's history on Monday.
In a show of force amid the war in Ukraine, the Air Defender 23 drill will take place from June 12 to June 23, the Associated Press reported.
According to officials, the drill had been planned for years but Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 made NATO members more serious about their alliance and efforts to expand.
"We are showing that NATO territory is our red line, that we are prepared to defend every centimetre of this territory," said Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz of the German Air Force.
Emphasizing the point, Lieutenant General Michael A Loh, director of the U.S. Air National Guard, said: "It's about the readiness of our force. It's about coordination, not just within NATO, but with our other allies and partners outside of NATO.".
While Gerhartz said the drills would only have a minor impact on civilian air traffic, the airspace will be closed during the drill, NATO officials said in a statement.
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2023.06.08 16:15 1000mlPeter How do I deal with resentment seeing all my wife’s friends get in shape?

Preface by saying I know this is more on me than anything. My wife is amazing in a lot of ways. She has also struggled with slow weight gain over the last 7 years of our 8 year relationship. She’s considered overweight but not obese. I’m still attracted to her as a lot of my attraction is based on things other than appearance, but I’d be lying I’d I said I didn’t linger when seeing a photo of her from 8 years ago. We’re both in our late twenties. Too early to be worrying about this stuff if you ask me.
I’m basically in the same shape as I was 10 years ago. I still exercise daily, my diet is OK, etc. I feel great approaching 30.
She is starting to experience some chronic pain from weight gain. Back pain. Neck pain. Her joints hurt. She hates exercise and dieting. We’ve tried going to the gym together, hiring trainers, hiring a nutritionist, mindful dieting, therapy, and more.
Now here is my dilemma. All of her friends, and wives of my friends, seem to have made the choice to get in shape this year. I counted 5 women in our circle who have gotten in shape, some of them losing 50 pounds or more, changing their lifestyles. I don’t know what’s in the air because it’s not like they all did it together.
Some of them have had issues with weight their whole life. Some gained weight during covid. A few of them have had multiple children. I am just struggling to still have sympathy for my wife’s inability to lose weight when we’ve tried absolutely everything and these women who have the odds stacked against them are reaching their goals. And believe me, I know that makes me sound like a fucking dirt bag. Makes me feel like one too, but I just can’t shake the thoughts.
This wouldn’t be so much of an issue if she wasn’t constantly saying how she wants to take it seriously, she’s buying clothes that don’t fit in a year (every year) and lamenting about her situation. I can’t be supportive and sympathetic until the end of time. I’m reaching the end of my rope when it comes to telling her everything will be ok.
Assuming this isn’t a rare situation in marriages, what do I do?
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2023.06.08 16:14 iksplor Why Merino Wool Base Layers are Perfect for Year-Round Comfort

Why Merino Wool Base Layers are Perfect for Year-Round Comfort
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2023.06.08 16:13 NewsBestLive Is it possible to open an airport in Lviv: an explanation from the Ukrainian Air Force

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2023.06.08 16:12 Soup_17 Kiri Kiri no Mi [Fog Fog Fruit]

Description: The Kiri Kiri no Mi is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to create and control a smoky mist-like substance from their body that spreads and acts as fog, making the user a Foggy Human (霧の人間, Kiri no ningen).


Weaknesses: Standard weaknesses to seawater and seastone. Anyone with basic levels of Kenbunshoku Haki can clearly see through the fog and sense everything around them as if nothing was there and especially with illusion, can see through the mirage. Heavy weakness to the rain as the water dissipates the fog, making their powers unviable. A wave of Haoshoku Haki can disperse the fog around them in an instant due to the intensity.


When awakened, this fruit goes through some minor changes that aid in their usages of power and gain several new features of the awakening, such as:
Thought I’d update some of my old fruits
Here’s the old one for comparison
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2023.06.08 16:11 WeekShot7048 Reminder for being careful what information you share.

If I was a foreign government looking to have some children get into the US Air Force and was concerned about polygraphs, this is where I'd go for information. In the last few days several verified users have gone to CUI and CAC enabled documents, namely, AFECD, and Tech school documents sharing information about polygraph procedures. Who needs them, and when.
I get there's an urge to be helpful, but the most recent account asking about polygraph information is 5 months old with zero posts. Big red flags for a bought account to bypass automod account age requirements.
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2023.06.08 16:10 Any_Base5746 S3&4 Power shift change

Upon rewatching, equipped with how things turned out, many things are obvious now that weren’t with original airing. Robyn’s pregnancy with Solomon was a pivotal factor in the family dynamics changing. At his birth, a few things stick out. We know that Robyn likes to mimic and belittle her sister wives. She made a big deal about telling Meri privately, something Christine said she did every time out of respect, so she could process it. When she was talking to the camera about the birth, she said her body was designed by God for this, some a woman shouldn’t have to rely on Pictocin or an epidural to give birth. She blatantly calls out Christine’s birth of Truely. Another thing she grinds on about throughout the show is Hunter’s reaction to her pregnancy announcement and true to herself she brings it up again, how hurt she was, but this time includes Paedon in the pity party. Saying that Paedon now has to accept the fact that she’s not just his dad’s wife, but a mom in the family. Robyn goes on and on about she believes Solomon has a big job to do because she thinks he’s going to unite the family and be everyone’s son. I didn’t realize why she made such a big point about that idea until I rewatched S4E2, Kody said when Logan was born, he brought all 4 of the adults closer together, because they had this special boy in common! 🤯 The picture above is Robyn’s reaction to Janelle saying she probably wouldn’t get up in the middle of the night to come see the baby. This bothered Robyn because we all know the whole family went to visit Truely in the night. The space of these 2 seasons, you see Meri becoming submissive to Robyn. Meri also talks to the trainer about all her stress and anger. You see Christine being forced to apologize to Robyn for her mistreatment. You see how excited they were, especially Janelle, at opening a fitness center and then all of a sudden it’s dumped for MSWC, Robyn’s dream. This is also when you see Robyn becoming the Kody interpreter to the OG3! He starts looking more at her for confirmation during couch interviews. So these 2 seasons are where the wheels really start to fall off 😐
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2023.06.08 16:06 Short_Pension4253 CLB Air force one beads

Waiting for the air forces to come in the mail but what are some things i could put for the beads besides "The Boy"?
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2023.06.08 16:02 cruisingNW Foundations of Humanity 29 (Healing Words) - an NoP fanfic

Foundations of Humanity 29 (Healing Words) - an NoP fanfic

Thank you u/SpacePaladin15 for establishing the Nature of Predators Universe, and for allowing Fanfics to flourish! Thank you again, u/Braquen, u/Acceptable_Egg5560, u/BiasMushroom721, and last but not least u/Liberty-Prime76 for proofreading! This is my side of the Nature of a Giant crossover!
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Memory transcription subject: Valek, Venlil tourist
Date [standardized human time]: Sept 11th, 2136. Middle of 3rd Claw
Tarlim was the first to see me as I marched toward the table, tossing the still-open pad into its center.
“Predator Disease is anything! Whatever they need to put you away!” I cried, vacillating between grief and outrage while Tarlim looked through my research.
“They don't work! None of them do! Hundreds are being thrown into those facilities for everything from active murder, to jaywalking,” And Tarlim met my gaze, “to complaints. Complaints! The most positive source said ‘a dozen cured every year’. From a sample of hundreds! No names! No sources! Just their word and a ‘trust me, bro!’ And that’s only maybe from the ‘jaywalking’ section, not even the people who need real help!”
I pulled my ears down taut, embracing the pain to distract my panic, blind to Alvi’s desperate attempts to calm and comfort me. “The facilities don't help anyoneI But every one of them punishes, no, tortures Venlil for something they cannot control or choose. Not criminals, not those who did something, just… just so many people who did nothing wrong! Who had no record beyond a-a single half-shorn screening!!"
I stopped to breathe, my voice faltering as I started again, “And we sent you there. I checked, you did nothing! Not even a complaint! The only charge on your record, even according to that pro-exterminator trash ‘Moralen’s Pred Guide,’ was ‘resisting arrest’; whatever the brahk that’s supposed to mean. You were only barely an adult, and… we still sent you there. I’m… I don’t… I’m so sorry, Tarlim. I won’t plead innocence; we did this. Our people, all of us, failed you in the most impossible, embarrassing way. I’m…”
You’re what?? Sorry?!
My body went limp as I felt the weight of my people’s sins against all of us, distilled into this Person’s real experience. “No. Just a sad ‘sorry’ doesn’t even begin to make up for what happened to you. I don't know how to make this right, or if it’s even possible to do so at this point. But for what it’s worth, I’m sorry.”
I looked up at him. At Tarlim. He… he had begun breathing erratically, short and fast, tossing his chest wool about. His ears twitching in fear. Had- had I said something wrong? I saw Alvi lean towards him with worry in her affect. “Hey, you okay?”
Tarlim didn’t show any sign of having heard. He grabbed onto his knees and pulled them to his chest. Jacob stood and began running his hand along Tarlim’s back. I didn’t know what to do! How do I fix this? Should I do something? Wait? I-
I heard a chime coming from Tarlim’s shoulder pack. As soon as it was heard, it was like he transformed. The look of panic and confusion was replaced by a determined calm as he began taking steady breaths. He seemed to be coming around again.
Maeve leaned forward, looking uncertain at her words. “It’s alright Tarlim. We are here with you. You’re not alone. ”
“C’mon buddy, you got this.”
A murmur, too small for a Venlil of his size, “Th-Thank you.” Then Tarlim’s ears swiveled back to me, “Valek… you… you are the first to say that. To really say that, and to mean it, too.”
My tail swayed in honest joy, while I closed my eyes to give him comfort, as he started again, choking on phlegm brought on by tears,
“It has been years since my lawsuit. In that time, I can count the people who supported me on one paw. One paw!” He held up four claws for emphasis. “They helped me get on my feet. Let me release my feelings. And just… they were there for me. They gave sympathy, but you…” I panted, trying to control my breathing. “You didn’t. You called me dangerous. Feared me. You were… you were them.” He swept his arms at the oblivious crowd below, “In all those years, all that time, nobody, not one, had ever apologized. Not sincerely.”
I tried to show kindness and welcome, happy to have another friend. “You’re a good person Tarlim. I know I won’t be the last.”

A short silence fell over us all, before Maeve spoke up, “Not to give conversational whiplash, but absolutely to change the subject: What do you think about Venlil Cuisine, Jacob? I am quite partial to the Juicefruit, even if I need a small towel for every bite.”
“Good subject change,” he took a drink of his soda and set it on the table. “There’s this thing that translates to Firefruit, and it’s amazing! Got this nice zest like a lime but a sweet spice like a jalapeño! Its juice goes great on a lot of things!”
“Oh then you may like this,” she shifted a plate of fried veg across the table, “This one is fried Deeproot. It’s got quite a ginger kick to it, but the fry brings out a lot of sweet too!”
Tarlim’s affect softened as we spoke on kinder things. “Deeproot? That’s rather tasty.” He uncurled himself and swung his ears genially, “Have you… have you been on the planet long?”
Maeve met my eye, and pulled Alvi onto her lap, her voice taking on a wistful remembrance, “Feels like a new life… but my calendar says just over two weeks! A lot has changed since I walked on the station.” Her voice trailed off, while my tail flicked comfort and Alvi leaned her weight against Maeve.
Tarlim continued his curiosity and asked Maeve, “So what do you think of our planet? Apart from the… poor welcoming.”
Maeve waved her hand dismissively, “Oh those poor pups were just doing as nature intended; honestly it just made your planet more familiar! Really that’s the surprising thing, despite twenty lightyears across the galaxy, everything is still so familiar! You have trees that remind me of the Redwoods, you have cities that are just like ours, if shinier, and Alvi here worked in customer service!” She ruffled Alvi’s crown affectionately. “I never imagined I would feel so at home on another world!”
I stepped back from the conversation and helped myself to what was left of the food, enjoying the sharp tang of the Deeproot.
Maeve breathed a contented sigh under her veil, before facing Jacob, “How about you, Jacob? How are you handling the planet?”
Jacob finished another drink of his soda. “Ah would say that outside of the station incident, it has been going well. After we’re done here, ah am going to be getting my own apartment to live in since Tarlim’s isn’t big enough!” He snorted in amusement. “Don’ worry about me living in an apartment. Ah have mah ways of winning people over.” He picked up the last of his fried dough. “Relatedly, be careful with Venlil drinks. Their ‘lite beer’ is our equivalent to distilled whiskey.”
Maeve laughed lightly, “Glad to see they know how to party! It’s an equal trade though, what they call an ‘energy drink’ is on par with weak tea. I was so glad my handler got me a 10lb bag of beans and a french press.”
“Lite beer? What do you guys consider strong?” Alvi asked, and I had to agree with her concerned tone.
“Tarlim called it distilled Ipsom,” Jacob responded. “60% alcohol. That’s pretty strong fer most humans. Our whiskey is usually 40-50%. What about y’all? What do you call strong?”
Alvi perked up, excited to share one of her happy memories, “I used to hang out at The Roost when I was in the capital, and they kept a bottle of 90% behind the counter for Venlil only: distilled and fermented Goji juice, aged in Nishtalian hardwood casks. It was really good, but I’ve had stronger.” I had to admire how proud she was to say that. Even I would struggle at that amount!
Jacob leaned back, his shoulders tense with surprise. “Jeezus! And this is just drinkable Ethanol, right? Not Methanol?”
I recoiled at the awful memory of my first time with Methanol. That disgusting stuff? Blech!
“Ew, no, I hate the taste it leaves on your tongue. And after what happened at my 16th, I’m not touching that stuff any time soon.” Alvi seemed to share in my distaste for that glorified spoiled speh.
“Yeah,” Tarlim chimed in between sips of his Sprunk, “I hear the Zurulians experiment with drinking that stuff specifically, but it seems to be just them. Even they don’t usually drink at our level.”
“That’s incredible!” Maeve chimed in, “That stuff makes us go blind. Doesn’t stop people from homebrewing it anyway though.”
My tail flicked in concern; I mean, methanol is bad, but were humans so frail that it would make them go blind?
Tarlim, however, seemed somehow amused! “You guys are crazy. Why would you do something that would cause you to be disabled?”
“I never said we were smart!” Maeve, to my astonishment, laughed along with Jacob. “Seriously though, it's complicated. The insultingly short version is: humans experimented with alcohol for literally our entire history, some post industrial nits thought it was evil and banned it, so people made their own. Bootlegging Moonshine became its own culture, even the not so smart parts, so methanol based drinks are still around.”
“But seriously though, to turn blind.” Tarlim’s voice was full of worry, and his tail didn’t hide it. “Why do something that would cause them to be cast out?”
“Cast out??”
A silence fell over the table, while Maeve and Jacob watched Tarlim, who began to shrink under their gazes. I hadn’t been expecting this reaction; wouldn’t humans do the same? Isn’t that what… Wait. Maeve wouldn’t, not in a million years! Why did I think that humans would do this?
“Why,” Jacob asked, “would you think we would cast someone out?”
“B-because that’s what… we… oh Speh!” Tarlim did his best to bury his face in his paws, and I hid behind my ears. “Why did I think that? It isn’t true- of course it isn’t! The exterminators said it! Gods!”
“Yeah,” Jacob said as he shook his head slowly, “that ain’t what we do. We try to help them live as normal a life as possible.”
“Yeah,” Maeve agreed. “We teach them how to use guiding sticks, give correctional implants, or help them learn braille!”
That last word caught my attention. The translator seemed to struggle with it, saying it was some form of communication for people who couldn’t see, but not how. “Braille? What’s that? The translator didn’t quite get it.”
“It’s a kind of writing.” Maeve explained, “Little bumps whose patterns translate to a letter. A blind person can pass their fingers over the bumps to feel the pattern and thus read through their hands.”
“Don’t y’all have something similar?” Jacob directed his question at Tarlim, “you told me once that the Xeno-what’s it hospital.” He twirled his hand dismissively, “You said it had classes. Don’t they teach stuff like that there?”
“Those…” Tarlim spoke up, then hesitated. “Those classes are for families. Teaching them how to care for their herd members. Not for… us.”
Jacob shook his head. “Okay? Ah mean, that’s fine fer families, but what about someone without one? Or if they go somewhere the rest of their herd doesn’t?”
"It depends on the family," Alvi added her voice, "some will go without to stay with the weak, but some will just…" Her ears fell, "leave them. And for those that don't have… don't have a herd they…"
A deep sadness drifted from the Giant, “Sleep on the streets.”
“Bullshit!” Jacob slammed his hand against his table. “I’m not gonna lie and say we humans don’t have homeless, but no support if they don’t have a family or herd? None? What about shelters? Food banks? Those… those bunkers everybody evacuated to in panic!”
“We have food banks!” I piped up, wishing to add some hope to the gloom, “We don’t let people just starve! If people are tight on money, they are completely free to visit one of the social centers or food banks! They have services there to match you with a herd, and sometimes they give community service. It's considered pre-disease treatment.” But I couldn’t ignore the Tarlim in the room. "Sometimes people fall through the cracks. And sometimes, as I just learned… they are dropped through."
"Oh my god…" Maeve sighed, her face pointed at nothing.
“Hold it. Pre-disease?” Jacob’s voice dripped with skepticism. “So you're saying that someone visiting one of those places would be saying they have your Predator Disease?”
I answered immediately, "Not necessarily. It is more supposed to prevent herdless behavior. I've never been in the system, though, so I don't know what it looks like inside."
“It’s a big room.” I wince at Tarlim’s tone as he interrupts. “A bunch of bunk beds crammed together in the center with Exterminators watching over at all hours as you eat, sleep, and… everything else. Watching for the slightest excuse to cry Predator Disease.” He let out a huff of distaste. “When I was in the facility, there were five inmates who tried to stick around me despite what the faculty said.” He stared directly at me as he said the final words. “Three of them were snatched in one of those places. There’s a reason I slept in the streets.”
“But… but they wouldn’t…”
I remember the photo. I remember the corruption on Emerald Marble. I remember the testimony from Clegal Falls. So many children, abandoned by their families.
"Who am I kidding. I want so badly to believe we aren't like that, but…" I pointed despondently at my pad in the center of the table.
"It's ok, Valek, this is actually familiar to us." Maeve's voice soothed my melancholy, as she tried to rub my head with her elbow, "We haven't solved those problems ourselves, but we have made huge strides. Hopefully, more opportunities and less facilities may give them a fighting chance."
“Here’s hoping,” Jacob agreed.
I heard Tarlim sigh, but his tail… wagged?. “And as little as it may be, there is now at least one city with no Facility at all.”
A city with no facility. Somewhere that people with… possible Predator Disease roamed free. For two years. And yet, this place… it wasn’t bad. It wasn’t in chaos. There weren’t people being devoured in the streets at all times. There was… there was nothing. Just a normal city…
How could so few have realized…
“By the way,” my train of thought was interrupted by Jacob’s voice, “bit of a subject change, but Maeve. Are you going to eat any of your food?” He gestured to our plate. “You haven’t even touched that since we arrived.”
Maeve flipped her hand, and her voice was light and kind, "It's quite a pain to eat through this. I'd already had enough before you guys got here, I'll be fine."
Jacob shook his head. “Ah don’t buy that. There’s only one plate in front of you, and it’s only been nibbled.” He leaned forward, placing his elbow on the table. “It’s the teeth thing, isn’t it?”
Tarlim signaled concern, while his ears locked onto Maeve. “Are you not eating just so I don’t see your teeth?”
Maeve was quiet for a moment. She was thinking about her next words, like I had seen so many times before. "... I'm sorry I lied to you, I should have seen you're more comfortable than the average Venlil. Teeth is a part of it, yes, but I have had the most intense reaction from my eyes and hair. I'm red-headed, rather brightly I'll add."
Jacob leaned back in his chair, and chuckled, "Oh, No!"
Tarlim’s affected slid to confusion, "I don't get it, what am I missing?"
"Uhh, there's no easy way to say this bud, but her hair makes it look like she's doused and speckled in Venlil blood."
Of course, there really isn’t a good way to say that. It was the most alarming thing about Maeve when we first met, and Alvi took almost three paws to get used to it! I hoped that Tarlim wouldn’t freak out too badly.
He stared blankly. “Ooookaaay? And why is that a problem?”
“Wait,” Alvi was the first to speak, “you aren’t bothered?”
Tarlim cocked his head quizzically, “Why should I be? It’s a fur color. I have seen pictures of Sulians with a pigment that makes them look like the color of our blood.” I could only stare in shock as he simply sipped from his soda. “Don’t starve yourself on my account.”
Ok Tiny, you're laying it on a little thick. You don’t have to be that nonchalant.
My ears focused on him as I called him out, “Alright, how are you so calm about this? Even the braver Venlil on the station were nervous around humans that weren’t their partners. Why aren’t you?”
“Guys, look at me. I tower over all of you. What could they do to me that a prey couldn’t? That…” His whistling laugh dripped with irony, “that a prey hasn’t already done?”
What they… that hasn’t… that has to be the most cynical reason for bravery I’ve heard.
I remembered the video of the station incident. My father’s rifle, ready to fire. The shuttle driver dropping us in the middle of a forest. And through it all, Maeve’s smile never left me.
I joined the four of them in boisterous laughter at the ridiculous reversal of everything I have ever known and been taught. When the world is upside down, what can you do but laugh?
Shortly after, Maeve regained her breath and answered, "I'm glad you can laugh about it! Well, consent given…" and she removed her veil entirely.
I watched as Maeve removed her head covering, marveling at the luscious waves of sunset falling against her shoulder. I couldn’t stop my tail from swaying as I saw her bright smile light up the entire room, and set my heart ablaze; a fire more hungry than any Exterminators’ torch. And in that moment I wanted nothing more than to feel her hair in my paws, scent her salt on my tongue, and hear our jubilations rattle off the walls of wherever we stood. To know her, completely. And maybe ‘biblically’.
Tarlim spoke with certainty, as if stating a fact that was beyond obvious, “You have very nice eyes,” Damn right, she does. And my snout bloomed at the well deserved compliment. “The color reminds me of a freshly sprouted Darkwood leaf.” Tarlim turned his attention to me, “From what I understand, you two are very brave to have seen her without her mask.”
I flapped my ears to shake off my reverie, and I breathed deeply as I remembered how we began. "It took time. We had talked by text for a couple weeks before the meetup, and our introduction in the room went smoothly. But when she took off her hair wrap, I… I could hear the sound of blood on the ground. I tried to dive under the bunk, but I missed. Woke up in the clinic with a nasty bump." and I laid my paw on the place of impact, now well healed.
Jacob chuckled. “You certainly weren't the only one to react by freaking out.” He turned his visor towards Alvi. “What about you?”
"My first time was in the forest." Alvi started, "Maeve was… having a hard time. I caught her eyes when I was trying to talk to her and… I uhh… I fainted!" She pulled her ears in front of her face, "and the second time! We were in Valek's b-" her voice caught in her throat.
I met Alvi’s eye while she sat on Maeve’s lap, reaching out to offer comfort as I picked up her story, "It's ok, Alvi. Our first rest at the farm we were all sharing a bed, Maeve's spare room wasn't finished yet. Maeve's uncovered face was the first thing Alvi saw when she woke, and she locked up. At least we took the opportunity to get used to eye contact."
"How about you two?" Maeve spoke to Tarlim directly, "You mentioned you were from the first wave on Prime Station? I'm glad you both made it out of the attack!"
“Nah,” Jacob waved his hand, palm facing out, “Only one of us was on the station.”
Tarlim sighed in disappointment, “Yeah, I’m certain you can guess why it wasn’t me.”
Maeve sympathetically returned his disappointment, “Ah. I can see why your size would be a prohibitor. Though I’m certain a human would have gotten creative to make a fix. But no use lamenting what is already done. And you, Jacob?” She switched to facing Jacob, and asked through a bite of fried sweetwood. “How did you fare in the attack?”
Jacob shrugged, “ah volunteered to help recover drifters after the raid cause, well, Spacesuit.” he gestured at his sadly un-blue pelts, “But Ah’m sure we can talk about that even more in a bit. Fer now,” he shook the now empty fried dough bags, “Ah don’t think these were filling enough. Do any of y’all have suggestions on what else to eat?”
“Not around here if you’re looking for ‘filling’,” Maeve answered, “If I’m being honest, as delicious as I find their food, everything has been very calorie-light. I would ki-- uh… be very excited for some pasta. This girl needs her carbs!” Her giggle was adorable. I could tell she was about to say something else, but she recovered well.
“Well why not eat some Stringfruit?” Tarlim offered, excited to be helpful, “It’s one of the more dense foods, more content and less juice, and has a good amount of protein inside. Good savory taste, in my opinion. Or maybe some more Bunt leaf salad. Hearty plant. Bit neutral, but that makes it good with just about everything. And even though it’s not my taste, firefruit is a good option for calories.”
I was impressed; He was more familiar with some of our foods than even my parents! Maeve and Jacob looked at him in surprise before he clarified, “I’m big! Need to eat more to fuel my size!”
Maeve lit up in another smile, “I will take those notes! The three of us can check a cafe that we passed on the way. But Jacob, what were your first impressions when you got to Venlil habitations? The smell took some getting used to, but at least it’s not sour…” Her question surfaced memories of her teeth on my neck, and I hoped my bloom wasn’t noticeable.
Tarlim’s ears turned in confusion, “Smell? What scent do you mean?”
Maeve shrugged, “It’s just something I noticed while on the station. Humans have their own scents, some stronger than others, but I noticed that the Venlil are especially thick; might be a consequence of having to taste the air. You, for example, remind me of when I took a nap in a field of honeysuckle.”
In response to Maeve’s words, Tarlim leaned forward for a scenting breath.
It was an interesting part of our biology. While our lack of a physical nose caused many to assume that we Venlil had no sense of smell, that wasn’t quite true. Our mouth and tongue had more taste receptors than most other races, so we could taste the air much like other races could smell it; though we were less sensitive and more specialized. We would be able to discern the difference between fruits one day apart in age, but things like petroleum products were completely scentless to us. Maeve and I had a wonderful conversation about the differences in our biology when that was first brought up.
Tarlim appeared to approve of our choice of shampoo. “Interesting. If multiple people were using the same scented fur-care, I can see how it would be overwhelming at first. But Jacob is going to get his own apartment. We’re just waiting to hear from the magistratta with news. Should be on this paw or the next. I’m sure that sleeping on a couch wouldn’t be an accurate impression.”
“Certainly not,” Jacob agreed. “Just thankful the apartment is tall enough!”
“Yeah, I can stand straight with my ears flat. Barely fitting for me, but good headroom for humans!” Tarlim flattened his ears, mimicking his issues with low ceilings, before laughing amiably.
“But fer now,” Jacob calmly stood from the table, “my stomach demands to be satisfied. Perhaps we could all check out that cafe y’all noticed?”
Alvi’s ears excitedly perked, “That would be fantastic! They had a stringfruit soup bowl with spiceleaf and nightberry on the window that I’d love to try! They're just leeward of the Dome, about two streets over.” Maeve set her down before standing as well.
Tarlim was next to rise, agreeing and swinging their tail in clear joy and friendliness. Maeve and Jacob reapplied their coverings before we all walked as a herd to the exit.

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2023.06.08 16:02 Professional_Sky7048 Fighter escort US Globemaster and UK Government

Fighter escort US Globemaster and UK Government
Any ideas what/ who this could be?
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