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2023.06.08 11:27 Hopeful_Conference35 38M in love with 39F with 3 kids

Well long story I was in a DB for 7 years divorced my wife during that process met this woman who changed my whole perspective of love intimacy sex . She was separated staying away from her husband for almost 2 years and she told me she would divorce him once he was back . But now her 50M toxic husband is threatening her saying she will get natural divorce/ he will kill himself . She is scared her kids will take it wrongly if she comes with me and then her husband does something stupid. She is scared her kids will hate her and leave her. Her husband is ready to do whatever she says to be with her. Her family and her kids know this . She says she is in a very bad place to take a decision . She tells me she knows she will be happy with me but at the same time she doesn’t know if her kids will ever have the freedom as they have with their father because she has 3 girl children’s . I told her I am financially sound and at a much better position than her husband . I have given her ample support and not force her to be with me but at the same time it’s heart breaking for me to see her leave me and live a miserable life with her husband just to make everyone else happy . What’s the way out of this ?
What’s the best possible solution .
Plz guys don’t lecture me saying I shouldn’t have gone having a relationship with a married woman .
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2023.06.08 11:17 Big-Ad7964 i wish she was different

figured i couldn’t mope around anymore and needed to finally get out all of my anger and stories ive been dying to tell of my mother. or lack of one rather. i grew up being raised by my older siblings due to my mothers neglect, and constant need to act like a teenager && neglect her children + responsibilities. my father was deployed in the military during this, so it was a rough time for my family. im thankful i don’t remember much, but i do remember how lonely I felt and certain pinpoints where my mother neglected my needs. after my dad divorced my mother, and figured out she ditched both me & my sister, he took me with him to live with him out of state with my other siblings. i went no contact with my mother ever since that day. i always wished i had my mom with me though. i remember she called me once or twice when i first moved states, and then the phone calls stopped. i blamed my dad my entire life, thinking he was the one who restricted it. not knowing much of how horrible my mother was, i did anything to keep a perfect image of her in my mind. i constantly begged for him to let me talk to her, and resented him for not letting it happen. needless to say, growing up I realized it had nothing to do with him. she chose to never contact me. she ran off with her new husband, and went no contact on her kids. before i figured all of this out however, I got in contact with her when i was about 15-16. i was so fucking happy. i felt like my life was perfect then and there, like a void was filled and she could come visit and talk to me more. boy was I wrong. when i turned 17, she finally told me I should come visit. but i had to pay for it. so I did. i went out and it was the best week ever. i felt whole again, and like everything I missed about having my mother with me growing up was gone. i visited her twice more, and it seemed like the need for her to try being my mom drifted away. she picked up tons of shifts and was gone most of the time i was there to visit, and brought me over to her new boyfriends house where she let me drink / smoke when i just turned 18. i didn’t want to do it, but she bought a whole bottle for me and made me feel like it was succh an inconvenience for her if I didn’t. when I went home that time, we drifted apart even more. dry texts, no calls, barely anything. I’d text her first, update her on my life, tell her I wished she was with me. now just this month, my dad told me she told him I was using her and she never got a text from me unless I wanted her money. un fucking believable. how could your daughter wanting to be with you result in you spending money? she’s had so many opportunities to live closer to me, but I know for a fact she just doesn’t want to acknowledge her kids and wants to live on her own. she never paid her child support, leaving my dad struggling, and lying to me and my siblings about how my dad was plotting us against her and she was miserable and broke. she refused to work for years just so she wouldn’t have to pay child support for my dad, and leached off of her husband. i seriously cant understand why i got stuck with such an ignorant fuck who doesn’t care about her kids. I’ll never understand why people who can’t handle kids bring kids into the world only to mess them up. anyways, thanks for my rant. i would add more, my head is jumbled from trying to fit all my mother induced trauma into one reddit post. thanks for listening if you got this far, and feel free to leave comments below. i like knowing people are in the same boat as me and I’m not so alone with this shit storm.
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2023.06.08 11:14 Special_Challenge849 How do I (23 F) ask this guy (27 M) if he's interested in me?

How do I ask this guy if he's interested in me?
I'm 23f and he's 27m. Him and his family are close family friends. He hit me up 3 years ago and we met up in a group with friends. We had some drinks and he told me about how important family is to him etc and how he wanted to settle down and find someone.
We kissed that night and then we met again the following weekend with friends as well. We had sex but he couldn't stay hard because he had been drinking so we gave up. And after that we barely talked.
3 years later he hit me up again just as I got out of another relationship. We met up (my friend came with me again, because I'm too anxious to meet guys alone even though I know him). We ended up hooking up. He messaged me a few times the following couple of days but I tried to play it cool and not sound too interested. He told me he would bring his new puppy around to show me but he didn't, and then we stopped talking.
He is a bit of drinker and I've only gone out with him 3 times, and all times I've brought friends along. BTW they weren't dates... they were just hanging out etc, he never asked me our on dates.
I've messaged him to come see me this week and he said he will... but just to "hangout". Aka have sex
I just don't understand why he doesn't seem interested in me. We are both asian and he hasn't been in many relationships before. I'm not ugly, not fat but not stick thin too. But I think most guys find me really cute/ hot.
I've limited it down to: 1. He thinks I'm too much of a party girl and not wife or gf material but still wants to fuck. (I slept with him pretty quick, I used to go clubbing a lot and party etc and he knows)
  1. I'm not his type
  2. He's really insecure, can't talk to me unless he's drunk. Embarrassed because he couldn't get it up, and I've played it too cool and he thinks I'm not interested so he doesn't try
I know everyone will say he's just not into me but I just need to know why? I think I'm pretty attractive.
Please don't roast me reddit :(
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2023.06.08 11:14 0111100001110110 It's literal genocide

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2023.06.08 11:12 PocketFMofficial He refused to marry her, but 5 yrs later he was shocked when she returned as the richest woman in the country.

He refused to marry her, but 5 yrs later he was shocked when she returned as the richest woman in the country.

Episode 1. I Don’t Want You To Be Happy
It was 10 p.m. and the moonlight was dazzling. Room 101, on the top floor of Hotel Waverick Seattle, was pitch black, and there was the faint sound of breathing.
Natalie Davidson opened her eyes, but the world before her was so muddled that she couldn't see clearly. Her body felt strange as if it had caught fire and she was burning alive. Someone seemed to be lying on top of her, pressing down, but no matter how much she struggled to push him away, he remained motionless.
Her mind was a mess and she couldn't think straight. She only vaguely remembered that the previous night she had welcomed her fiancé back from his travels abroad, and then because she was so happy and drunk, she had been brought to her stepsister's room to rest. She hadn’t expected to find this when she woke up.
"Who are yo–" Natalie's voice was cut off by a heavy gasp from the man, and his grip on her body got tighter and tighter. She didn't have the strength to push him away. "Let me go …"
She had never felt like this before. A wave of lust washed over her, and she could not help but respond to him. Her body was exceptionally hot and she frowned. Something wasn't right. The feeling of lust faded and she suddenly felt terrified, but she couldn't stop the man. As he pushed into her, she felt herself losing consciousness until finally she couldn't stay awake any longer and passed out.
Outside, the sky was dark. Around three in the morning, the cell phone on the bedside table vibrated violently. With a frown, the man woke up from his sleep. His gaze slid across the messy bedsheets and then over to Natalie, who was covered only by a thin blanket. His expression immediately darkened. He picked up the phone and slammed it down. The hostility in his eyes was clear. These people had actually dared to drug him. They must have gotten tired of living.
Steadily, he got up, threw back the covers, and went to take a shower in the bathroom. Afterward, without a trace of hesitation, he turned and left the room, as if the person on the bed was just an object he didn't need to pay attention to.
When Natalie woke up, it was morning.
The moment she opened her eyes, she felt pain. She had a splitting headache and her entire body was extremely sore as if it had been beaten. She sat motionless at the head of the bed. The events of the previous night flashed through her mind like a movie, making her tremble with despair. The man who had assaulted her was obviously not her fiancé, Nick. How could she have lost her virginity under such strange circumstances?
What should she do?
What on earth should she do?
She hurriedly picked up her clothes from the floor and put them on. She wanted to go home quickly and wash up; she couldn’t bear to stay in this room even a second longer. But the moment she opened the door, she saw Nick, who was standing outside with a shocked face, alongside her stepsister Sheryl and her father Tom, who both looked furious.
Natalie didn't know how to explain and barely got a grip on her thoughts before she was slapped in the face by her father. The mess in the room had not been cleaned up and the evidence of what had happened there was obvious.
"Look at what you’ve done! You’ve cheated on your fiancé, you’ve embarrassed me, you’ve embarrassed the whole family! How could I have raised a daughter like you?"
Nick gripped Tom’s hand tightly and frowned as he looked at her face. "Natalie, how could you do this?"
"No, no." She shook her head with all her might, trying to clasp his hand, afraid that he would leave. “I was drunk last night. I only came back to the room to rest.” She suddenly looked at Sheryl, who was standing in front of her with wide eyes. “You did this, didn’t you? You were the one who brought me back to the hotel last night, to this room. Why did you do this to me?"
When Sheryl heard this, she looked wrong. "I don't understand what you're saying. I did no such thing."
"You didn't?" Natalie growled as her anger reached its peak. "Then how did I end up in someone else's room? Why would that man–"
"Enough!" Nick interrupted her with a loud shout as if he didn't want to hear any more. "You want to blame someone else for what you've done?" He looked at her coldly. "I only left for six months and you're already this desperate. Did you really have to climb into someone else's bed?!"
Natalie hugged her arm in panic as tears rolled down her cheeks and dripped onto the carpet. She couldn’t believe Nick was saying these things. They had been together for three years and were about to get married.
"Nick," she said in a low voice, practically begging as she looked at the resolute man in front of her. "Please believe me …"
"Don't say any more, just listening to you disgusts me." With a look of pure disdain, he turned around and strode off down the corridor. "The engagement’s off. I don't want to see you again."
His words were like a sharp knife stabbing straight into her heart. Despair slowly spread through her and was on the verge of spilling out. It was so painful that she could no longer breathe.
She staggered after him, but her father grabbed her by the arm and shoved her to the floor.
“Natalie, you’re no longer part of this family. From this day on, you’re not my daughter!”
She was stunned. After they left, her head was in shambles; she didn't even know how she made it home, but by the time she did her belongings were already packed and left by the door. Tom had even booked a plane ticket for her, and he told her to pick up her stuff and leave the country immediately.
"Natalie, are you alright?"
She was in a daze as she lowered her head to pick up her things. Sheryl walked down the steps at a leisurely pace. When Natalie ignored her, she didn't get angry. Instead, she laughed. "Do you really want to know how you ended up in that room? Let me tell you. You were right, I put you there. I did it because I want to marry Nick and I can't stand the thought of you being happy with him."

Episode 2. Exile
Natalie raised her head and bit her lip. She was so angry that she couldn't utter a single word. Her whole body was trembling with fury. She couldn't understand why Sheryl would ruin her life like this.
"Hmm” Sheryl smiled, “So what if you’re angry?" Sheryl played with her curly hair and sneered. "Nick doesn't believe you. Your father doesn't believe you either. You can go abroad and live on your own."
Natalie was furious. "Why are you doing this to me? Why are you running my life? Why"
She rushed forward hysterically and wrapped her hands around Sheryl’s neck, but Sheryl didn't resist. She only blinked pitifully at her. "Sister, don't hurt me … Last night really wasn't my fault … What are you doing?"
Hearing the commotion, Tom rushed out, looking so angry that the veins on his neck stood out. He raised his hand and pushed Natalie to the ground. "Are you crazy? Are you trying to kill your sister?"
Natalie fell to the ice-cold sidewalk, where she remained. Unable to bear the pain any longer, she was on the verge of tears. She thought of her mother and her childhood, but no matter how hard she wished, she could never return to that time.
Rosemary, her stepmother, came up behind her. When she saw the marks on her daughter's neck, she was so angry – just like her husband – that she raised her hand and slapped Natalie.
"You uneducated brat! You're just the same as your mother! You might as well die!"
The more she slapped, the harder each slap became. Tom stood beside her, but he only seemed to be concerned about Sheryl's injuries. As the attack went on, Natalie’s vision grew blurry from the blows, but all she could feel was the coldness in her heart as if all warmth had left it.
At that time, in his office at the Clair Group, Bryce was looking at his assistant with a malicious expression.
"What's going on?" His face was so gloomy that his gaze could bore holes through a person. "How is the investigation going?"
His assistant was sweating under his gaze, but he swallowed and told him the news. "It's Evan Wilson."
Bryce knew of Evan. A while ago, he had worked with the Clair Group on a project and had taken many kickbacks from it. Bryce didn't like his way of handling things, so he had sent his men to destroy the Wilson family. Right now, the Wilsons were on the verge of bankruptcy and collapse.
"Evan bribed the hotel's waiter and drugged you. He probably wanted to use this to …" The assistant's voice trailed off until he was no longer breathing.
The situation was clear now: Evan was behind all of this. Bryce had never thought that something would go wrong and that he would have to completely deviate from his original plan.
"I checked, Evan booked a room in the hotel last night." The assistant looked up at him hesitantly, then looked down again. "But you didn't use it …"
Bryce's expression suddenly changed and he asked in a low voice, "What do you mean?"
The assistant was confused. He could only look at his face and repeat hesitantly, "You didn't use the room yesterday."
If he didn't go into his room, then who was the woman who had been lying on his bed? In his mind, he saw broken images of her flushed cheeks and her body writhing beneath him, but what he remembered clearest were those cries of grief and heart-breaking pain. He suddenly remembered the crimson spots on the sheets that he had noticed before he left — the woman had been a virgin.
Bryce's brows knit together. He told his assistant in a deep voice, "Go check the identity of the woman who was in my room immediately."
He wanted to know where she had come from.
The assistant immediately hurried off to do as he had been told. But no matter how fast he moved, he wouldn’t be able to find any useful information. The hotel’s surveillance tapes had already been wiped by Sheryl. How could she possibly leave behind evidence that would show that she had set Natalie up? Naturally, she had had to cover her tracks. After doing this, she continued to pretend that she was innocent, and gloated as she watched Natalie get kicked out of her house in a sorry state.
Natalie didn't even stay a night before she was packed off and sent out of the country. She lugged her heavy luggage onto the plane. She had been exiled without knowing when she could return.

Episode 3. You’re My Daddy
Five years later, Natalie stood in the first-class lounge at Heathrow Airport, staring at the two tickets in her hands, unable to focus. She had been in England for five years and in all that time she hadn't made even one phone call to her family. Her father treated her like she was dead and as if he couldn't care less about it. If it wasn't for Sheryl and Nick’s engagement, he might not even have remembered she existed.
Her heart had no attachment to the place she had been separated from for years. All her feelings had been erased on the day she was thrown out. She didn't want to go back and see the people who had hurt her, but she couldn't stand listening to her father's threats on the phone. If she did not do what he said, he would not let her grandmother live peacefully, he could even hurt her. Her grandmother was the closest person in the world to her. She had wanted to bring her to England to spend the rest of her life there, but she couldn't sway the old lady from her desire to be in the country where her husband and daughter had lived. Natalie had no choice but to leave her where she was. If it wasn't for her grandmother, she probably wouldn't go back for the rest of her life, but she couldn't afford to lose her to her father’s anger.
"Mommy, Mommy."
Lost in her thoughts, she suddenly heard a lovely, gentle voice beside her. She looked down and saw a four-year-old boy lightly tugging at the corner of her jumper. He told her in a serious tone, "Stop daydreaming. The plane is about to take off."
Only then did she recover her wits. The anger in her eyes gradually softened as she smiled and picked up the child. "Alright then, let's go to the gate."
At the same time, on the other side of the first-class lounge, a tall man in a suit with two burly bodyguards standing behind him strode towards the gate with a cold expression.
Natalie had bought first-class tickets. In the past few years, she had suffered a lot from feeling rootless in a foreign country, and she had developed many issues. She had bad insomnia and headaches, and she was afraid of loud noises. The moment she got on the plane, she covered her eyes with a blanket to try to fall asleep, but first, she told Liam to be good and not run around.
Liam was her most precious treasure. He was very well behaved. He sat on his seat as he was told and played with the toy she had bought him, occasionally stealing glances at her.
Natalie put her head against the window. He soon noticed that she did not look well.
"Mommy." He leaned across and looked at her. Seeing that she was frowning, he asked worriedly, "Are you not feeling well?"
Natalie coughed twice due to an itch in her throat. With a hint of weakness in her voice, she answered, "I'm fine …" She looked at the child and forced a smile. "I'm just a little thirsty."
Without waiting for her to say anything, Liam jumped out of his seat and hurried off excitedly to get her some water. She didn't know who he took after. He was only four years old, but he was as sensible as a small adult, and he could even take care of her.
Liam came running back with a glass of water. As he reached their seats, he bumped into a man who had just stepped into the plane. The glass in his hand wobbled and the water spilled from it, wetting the man’s shoes and the legs of his pants.
Bryce lowered his head and looked at the water stains on his clothes. He frowned in displeasure. "What are you doing? Don't you know to watch where you're going?"
"I'm sorry." Liam held the cup and apologized repeatedly. But when he raised his head and looked at the man, he was immediately stunned, "I …"
Liam had once finally mustered the courage to ask his mother about his father. Natalie was taken aback and stood speechless for a moment before she randomly showed the young boy a picture of a handsome man and told him that this was him.
Looking at Bryce, Liam instantly somehow recalled the same picture, and realized that the two men resembled each other to almost a fault! Bryce was a well-built man, who possessed a muscular demeanor and suave gait. His pose and grace made the young boy quiver. The more he looked at Bryce, the more he felt that the man in front of him fit his image of his father from the picture. He stood quiet for two seconds, before hurling himself at Bryce’s long leg and then shouted, "Daddy!"
The two bodyguards behind Bryce were completely taken aback by the scene unfolding in front of them. They had been with Bryce for a long time, but this was the first time they’d seen someone act so affectionately with him, let alone someone so young.
Bryce's expression instantly turned ugly. He reached out his hand to push away the little arms that were wrapped around him and said coldly, "Don't randomly call people your father. I'm not your father."
He had known many women who had claimed to be pregnant with his child, but this was the first time he had ever seen such a clever and affectionate 'son'.
Liam stared at his face and answered with certainty, "You are my daddy. Why did you abandon me and Mommy?"
The more he spoke, the more wronged he felt. He pouted his small mouth and put on a pitiful expression. When the passengers beside them heard this, they immediately looked over in curiosity.
Natalie couldn’t sleep through the commotion. She opened her eyes and looked in the direction of the noise, only to find her son standing in the middle of the aisle, holding onto the leg of an unfamiliar man.
"Sorry, sorry." She quickly got up. Embarrassed, she reached out to take the child's hand. "He must have made a mistake. Liam, let go of him."
Her son had always been sensible and listened to her over anyone else, but today she didn't know what was going on. No matter how much she tried to persuade him, Liam continued to hold onto the leg of that strange man's pants. He bit his lips in frustration and refused to let go.
Bryce was a cold person, but when he looked at the child's pitiful expression, he felt a bit moved. He frowned and said to Natalie, "Why did you become a mother? If you couldn’t give him a complete family, it would have been better not to have him at all."

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2023.06.08 11:09 Dazzling-Wolverine29 Do YOU have Self Defense Insurance?

I recently enrolled with a company called Delta Defense which makes me a USCCA member. The company is heavily geared toward gun owners but in the event of a self defense incident, the insurance I get through them covers me regardless if I use a gun, a knife, my fist, loud language, anything. Some of the benefits I get for such an instance are: up to $750/day in lost earnings, bail paid in full up to $1,000,000, full cost of legal council paid with no limits to the amount for both criminal and civil costs, and up to $2,000,000 liability coverage for property damage annually.
The company, as I said, is aimed toward right wing gun nuts that want to carry in public because they think the world is out to get them. Since I am part of a marginalized group in this country, everyone is out to get me, and since I recently started driving for Uber, I run into some pretty sketch characters constantly. I think the cost is well worth what I'm getting, and I think many of you would benefit from this kind of insurance, especially if you think you might have to defend yourself in the foreseeable future.
I have just reviewed some policy and legalism shit and the company has the right to refuse service to someone that brakes self defense law. Since I am fully aware of the laws in my region and what my duties are in such situations, I am still fully confident I have the power to kill someone that attacks me when I have no opportunity to flee and am in fear for my life and wellbeing or the live/wellbeing of another that is unable to flee, for example.
Always know your region's self defense laws.
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2023.06.08 10:58 sandstorm-assassin Idk what to do I'm just embarrassed

Two years ago, I remembered my mother's reaction when she saw the pictures I drew of another fictional crush. I had a family with my ex f/o, we had a daughter, and my mom saw this and said, "Why don't you ever draw your daughter's grandmother? You draw "something else" of her!" (my mom wanted me to draw her instead of my f/o and she was annoyed that I drew a character who was a father, and she was annoyed that I used a father figure while playing when I was little because she is a divorced mother) and I was very embarrassed. This came to mind when I was watching avatar 2 for the 5th time yesterday...yes because jake wasn't just the father of my children, he was the father of his children in the movie...who knows how my mother will react to me when she sees this...I hope my mom won't do something like this again or never learn my love for Jake.and I hope she wont react like before or think I want my ex father because Jake is a father or something
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2023.06.08 10:51 No-Seaworthiness2642 Family! COVID long term health impact thread. (high post)

Hello fellows, familia. Grab a coffee/joint/gamersupp.
This is just a public health awareness thread about some little known things amongst the normans. Reddit wont let me post links, but what I will do is post study title and authors/year, and some cases abstract copy paste. I will do at the bottom after the statements.
So, as you all know, COVID is a thing still, and many didn't actually know what it was capable of, outside of comparisons to other coronaviruses and the acute illness. Right now, acute illness is incredibly manageable, but the long term effects on organs is becoming alarming, even in mild cases. So lets take it from the top, so we are on the same page. We will start on organ systems and virus character.
So, covid is pretty much a vascular virus, which seems to disrupt vasculature. Lets start before vaccines to demonstrate to those among us suspicious that the vaccine is the cause. (Its fine to worry about tech, i dont judge).
Every person in Sweden diagnosed with COVID-19 from Feb. 1, 2020, to Sept. 14, 2020 — a total of nearly 87,000 people. Their median age was 48, and 57% were women. Researchers compared them with more than 348,000 Swedish people of similar age and sex who did not have the virus.
In the week after a COVID-19 diagnosis, the risk of a first heart attack increased by three to eight times. The risk of a first stroke caused by a blood clot multiplied by three to six times. In the following weeks, both risks decreased steadily but stayed elevated for at least a month.
Thats PRE vax. In a population which probably have the obesity % of the US and a healthy hiking and outdoor culture. US obesity rate is 40%+. Sweden perhaps half or less. Also, viral load on exposure can be a large determination of severity acutely, but perhaps also viral creep inside the body and the resulting dysfunction and damage.

Risk of Cardiovascular Events after Covid-19: a double-cohort study Objective To determine absolute and relative risks of either symptomatic or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection for late cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality.
Conclusions Either symptomatic or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with increased risk of late cardiovascular outcomes and has causal effect on all-cause mortality in a late post-COVID-19 period
Characteristics of a COVID-19 Cohort With Large Vessel Occlusion: A Multicenter International Study


COVID-19 was an independent predictor of incomplete revascularization and poor outcomes in patients with stroke due to LVO. Patients with COVID-19 with LVO were younger, had fewer cerebrovascular risk factors, and suffered from higher morbidity/mortality rates.
Long-term cardiac pathology in individuals with mild initial COVID-19 illness
In this cohort of selected previously well and home-isolating individuals initially evaluated at a median of 109 days and followed-up at 329 days after diagnosis of COVID-19 infection, respectively, the ongoing cardiac symptoms were related to mild but notable imaging findings, suggesting inflammatory cardiac involvement. At baseline, participants with cardiac symptoms had higher mapping values, suggesting diffuse myocardial inflammation, and more frequent pericardial enhancement, suggesting pericardial inflammatory involvement compared to asymptomatic participants. At follow-up, 53% of the cohort had persistent cardiac symptoms, whereas new symptoms developed in 5%.
Transcriptomic profiling of cardiac tissues from SARS-CoV-2 patients identifies DNA damage
In this study, we investigated the host transcriptome landscape of cardiac tissues collected at rapid autopsy from seven SARS-CoV-2, two pH1N1, and six control patients using targeted spatial transcriptomics approaches. Although SARS-CoV-2 was not detected in cardiac tissue, host transcriptomics showed upregulation of genes associated with DNA damage and repair, heat shock, and M1-like macrophage infiltration in the cardiac tissues of COVID-19 patients. The DNA damage present in the SARS-CoV-2 patient samples, were further confirmed by γ-H2Ax immunohistochemistry.
In comparison, pH1N1 showed upregulation of interferon-stimulated genes, in particular interferon and complement pathways, when compared with COVID-19 patients. These data demonstrate the emergence of distinct transcriptomic profiles in cardiac tissues of SARS-CoV-2 and pH1N1 influenza infection supporting the need for a greater understanding of the effects on extra-pulmonary organs, including the cardiovascular system of COVID-19 patients, to delineate the immunopathobiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and long term impact on health.

Great article by British Heart Foundation.

Is coronavirus a disease of the blood vessels?

Updated 12 May 2023
Dr Phoebe Kitscha explores how and why Covid-19 affects the whole circulatory system, and the research that is trying to tackle it.

March 27, 2020

Potential Effects of Coronaviruses on the Cardiovascular SystemA Review

'Coronavirus disease 2019 is associated with a high inflammatory burden that can induce vascular inflammation, myocarditis, and cardiac arrhythmias. Extensive efforts are underway to find specific vaccines and antivirals against SARS-CoV-2. Meanwhile, cardiovascular risk factors and conditions should be judiciously controlled per evidence-based guidelines.'

Long-term cardiovascular outcomes of COVID-19
our results provide evidence that the risk and 1-year burden of cardiovascular disease in survivors of acute COVID-19 are substantial. Care pathways of those surviving the acute episode of COVID-19 should include attention to cardiovascular health and disease.
Acute and postacute sequelae associated with SARS-CoV-2 reinfection
The evidence shows that reinfection further increases risks of death, hospitalization and sequelae in multiple organ systems in the acute and postacute phase. Reducing overall burden of death and disease due to SARS-CoV-2 will require strategies for reinfection prevention.
Long covid: Damage to multiple organs presents in young, low risk patients
Initial data from 201 patients suggest that almost 70% had impairments in one or more organs four months after their initial symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
SARS-CoV-2 infection and persistence in the human body and brain at autopsy
We show that SARS-CoV-2 is widely distributed, predominantly among patients who died with severe COVID-19, and that virus replication is present in multiple respiratory and non-respiratory tissues, including the brain, early in infection. Further, we detected persistent SARS-CoV-2 RNA in multiple anatomic sites, including throughout the brain, as late as 230 days following symptom onset in one case. Despite extensive distribution of SARS-CoV-2 RNA throughout the body, we observed little evidence of inflammation or direct viral cytopathology outside the respiratory tract. Our data indicate that in some patients SARS-CoV-2 can cause systemic infection and persist in the body for months.

Endothelial dysfunction in COVID-19: an overview of evidence, biomarkers, mechanisms and potential therapies

SARS-CoV-2 infection primarily affects the pulmonary system, but accumulating evidence suggests that it also affects the pan-vasculature in the extrapulmonary systems by directly (via virus infection) or indirectly (via cytokine storm), causing endothelial dysfunction (endotheliitis, endothelialitis and endotheliopathy) and multi-organ injury.
Mounting evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 infection leads to multiple instances of endothelial dysfunction, including reduced nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability, oxidative stress, endothelial injury, glycocalyx/barrier disruption, hyperpermeability, inflammation/leukocyte adhesion, senescence, endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndoMT), hypercoagulability, thrombosis and many others. Thus, COVID-19 is deemed as a (micro)vascular and endothelial disease

Lingering cardiac involvement in previously well people after mild COVID-19

The mild but persistent non-ischemic cardiac inflammation that we describe in this study was not associated with overt structural heart disease or troponin release. Although it is triggered by a viral infection, profound myocardial injury or functional impairment is not typical, contrary to the classical definition of viral myocarditis2. Its pathophysiology is more reminiscent of findings in other chronic diffuse inflammatory syndromes that occur post-virally (for example, human immunodeficiency virus–associated cardiomyopathy)3or as a result of autoimmunity (for example, systemic lupus erythematosus4,5). In these cases, persistent subclinical cardiovascular inflammation seems to predispose people to a poor prognosis and the development of heart failure. Non-ischemic cardiac inflammatory involvement is therefore emerging as an important risk factor, and the long-term prognostic relevance of post-acute COVID-19 cardiac involvement in previously healthy people with mild initial COVID-19 illness requires further investigation.

July 27, 2020

Outcomes of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients Recently Recovered From Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Conclusions and Relevance In this study of a cohort of German patients recently recovered from COVID-19 infection, CMR revealed cardiac involvement in 78 patients (78%) and ongoing myocardial inflammation in 60 patients (60%), independent of preexisting conditions, severity and overall course of the acute illness, and time from the original diagnosis. These findings indicate the need for ongoing investigation of the long-term cardiovascular consequences of COVID-19.

Post-COVID-19 Syndrome

Kamath, Vasantha; Anand, R.1; Radhakrishnan, Buvana1; Markanday, Kushal1
Post-COVID-19 “recovery” cannot be gauged solely on a negative polymerase chain reaction or hospital discharge. There is remarkable variation in the duration, severity, and fluctuation of symptoms, which can affect survivors’ quality of life, functional status, cognition, and mood, and lead to severe disability. Given the global scale of this pandemic, it is apparent that the health-care needs for patients with sequelae of COVID-19 will continue to increase for the foreseeable future.

Immune system deviations?
We heard initial outbreaks of fungal infections of various types. Yes any infection can cause reduction in immune cells. Either because the immune system is busy diverted into tissues, fighting infection, or from apoptosis etc.
The deposits of antigens or viral pieces in many parts of the body, is perhaps causing problems, but also there appears to be markers of T cell exhaustion in some with high PD1 expression on some important immune cells too?
Long COVID following mild SARS-CoV-2 infection: characteristic T cell alterations and response to antihistamines Patients with long-COVID had reduced CD4+ and CD8+ effector memory (EM) cell numbers and increased PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1) expression on central memory (CM) cells, whereas the asymptomatic participants had reduced CD8+ EM cells only and increased CD28 expression on CM cells. 72% of patients with long COVID who received HRA reported clinical improvement
The risk of pancreatic adenocarcinoma following SARS-CoV family infection
Our findings suggest that pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the most probably malignancy happening after infection with SARS-CoV family
The SARS-CoV-2 E protein induces Toll-like receptor 2-mediated neonatal lung injury in a model of COVID-19 viremia that is rescued by the glucocorticoid ciclesonide
This study provides insight into the pathogenesis of ALI and alveolar remodeling with SARS-CoV-2 viremia in children, whereas revealing the efficacy of steroids.
A new case-control study of Brazilian healthcare workers(HCWs) suggests as many as 27% developed long COVID after infection, and multiple infections raised the risk. The findings were published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
Estimates of the prevalence of long COVID, defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as new, returning, or lasting symptoms persisting 4 or more weeks after initial COVID-19 infection vary, with some studies showing as many as 43% of infected people will have some lingering symptoms 1 month after COVID-19 confirmation.

"39 (58%) patients (with glioma) experienced tumor progression following COVID-19 infection at a median of 34 days after testing positive for COVID-19.. 22 patients had measurably increased tumor area by a median of 63%; 18 of which constituted hyperprogression; 16 patients developed multifocal disease; 8 developed new nodular enhancement; 3 developed leptomeningeal disease (LMD); and 2 experienced increased infiltrative disease alone. 10 patients’ presentation with new glioma was preceded by COVID-19 infection by a median of 31 days. GBM (glioblastoma) patients represented the majority of progression events, among whom 59% progressed within 60 days of documented infection.. Glioma patients appear to have disease progression at an accelerated pace in the first two months after COVID-19 infection."

SARS-CoV-2 infection: The role of PD-1/PD-L1 and CTLA-4 axis
The most important diagnostic feature in individuals with COVID-19 is lymphocyte depletion, most importantly, T-cells. Due to the induction of interferon-γ (INF-γ) production by neutrophils and monocytes, which are abundantly present in the peripheral blood of the individuals with COVID-19, the expression of inhibitory immune checkpoints including, PD-1 (programmed death), PD-L1 and CTLA4 on the T-cells' surface is enhanced. The purpose of this review is to discuss the functions of these checkpoints and their effects on the dysfunction and exhaustion of T-cells, making them almost ineffective in individuals with COVID-19, especially in the cases with extreme symptoms.

COVID-19 and renal involvement: a prospective cohort study assessing the impact of mild SARS-CoV-2 infection on the kidney function of young healthy males
Mild COVID-19 is associated with mild renal involvement without AKI. Changes in the renal function appear to be related to reduced creatinine clearance and possible albumin leakage in the acute phase of the disease. The reduction in creatinine clearance is not predicted by viral load, and it appears to be a long-term effect of the disease that can last for at least 6 months.

Reduction and Functional Exhaustion of T Cells in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Conclusions: T cell counts are reduced significantly in COVID-19 patients, and the surviving T cells appear functionally exhausted. Non-ICU patients with total T cells counts lower than 800/μL may still require urgent intervention, even in the immediate absence of more severe symptoms due to a high risk for further deterioration in condition.


Cerebral blood flow in patients recovered from mild COVID-19
In this study, lower WM CBF, as well as widespread regional CBF changes identified using quantitative MRI, was found in mild COVID-19 patients. Further studies are needed to determine the reliability of this newly identified COVID-19 brain imaging marker and determine what drives these CBF changes.


Alzheimer’s disease risk after COVID-19: a view from the perspective of the infectious hypothesis of neurodegeneration

Olivera, Eugenia; Sáez, Albany; Carniglia, Lila; Caruso, Carla; Lasaga, Mercedes; Durand, Daniela*
The present article aimed at reviewing the most recent literature supporting the infectious hypothesis of AD, and addressed the probable risk of developing Alzheimer-like dementia after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, based on evidence linking viral infections and amyloidosis.

Heart-disease risk soars after COVID — even with a mild case

Massive study shows a long-term, substantial rise in risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke, after a SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Global Prevalence of Post-Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Condition or Long COVID: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review

This study finds post-COVID-19 condition prevalence is substantial; the health effects of COVID-19 seem to be prolonged and can exert stress on the healthcare system.
Review articleBrain disorders: Impact of mild SARS-CoV-2 may shrink several parts of the brain
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly infectious respiratory infection discovered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. As a result of the pandemic, several individuals have experienced life-threatening diseases, the loss of loved ones, lockdowns, isolation, an increase in unemployment, and household conflict. Moreover, COVID-19 may cause direct brain injury via encephalopathy. The long-term impacts of this virus on mental healthand brain function need to be analysed by researchers in the coming years. This article aims to describe the prolonged neurological clinical consequences related to brain changes in people with mild COVID-19 infection. When compared to a control group, people those who tested positive for COVID-19 had more brain shrinkage, grey matter shrinkage, and tissue damage. The damage occurs predominantly in areas of the brain that are associated with odour, ambiguity, strokes, reduced attention, headaches, sensory abnormalities, depression, and mental abilities for few months after the first infection. Therefore, in patients after a severe clinical condition of COVID-19, a deepening of persistent neurological signs is necessary.

continuing ...
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2023.06.08 10:41 Tigrannes On this day in History, June 8

On this day in History, June 8
Ancient World
218 – Battle of Antioch: With the support of the Syrian legions, Elagabalus defeats the forces of emperor Macrinus.
452 – Attila leads a Hun army in the invasion of Italy, devastating the northern provinces as he heads for Rome.
Middle Ages
793 – Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of Norse activity in the British Isles.
1042 – Edward the Confessor becomes King of England – the country's penultimate Anglo-Saxon king.
1191 – Richard I arrives in Acre, beginning the Third Crusade.
Early Modern World
1663 – Portuguese Restoration War: Portuguese victory at the Battle of Ameixial ensures Portugal's independence from Spain.
1772 – Alexander Fordyce flees to France to avoid debt repayment, triggering the credit crisis of 1772 in the British Empire and the Dutch Republic.
Revolutionary Age
1776 – American Revolutionary War: Continental Army attackers are driven back at the Battle of Trois-Rivières.
1783 – Laki, a volcano in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
1789 – James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in Congress.
1794 – Maximilien Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution's new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
1856 – A group of 194 Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty, arrives at Norfolk Island, commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.
1861 – American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
1862 – American Civil War: A Confederate victory by forces under General Stonewall Jackson at the Battle of Cross Keys, along with the Battle of Port Republic the next day, prevents Union forces from reinforcing General George B. McClellan in his Peninsula campaign.
1867 – Coronation of Franz Joseph as King of Hungary following the Austro-Hungarian compromise (Ausgleich).
1887 – Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,781 for the 'Art of Compiling Statistics', which was his punched card calculator.
1906 – Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.
1912 – Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
World Wars
1918 – A solar eclipse is observed at Baker City, Oregon by scientists and an artist hired by the United States Navy.
1928 – Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Beijing, whose name is changed to Beiping ("Northern Peace").
1929 – Margaret Bondfield is appointed Minister of Labour. She is the first woman appointed to the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.
1940 – World War II: The completion of Operation Alphabet, the evacuation of Allied forces from Narvik at the end of the Norwegian Campaign.
1941 – World War II: The Allies commence the Syria–Lebanon Campaign against the possessions of Vichy France in the Levant.
1942 – World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
Cold War
1949 – Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
1949 – George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
1953 – An F5 tornado hits Beecher, Michigan, killing 116, injuring 844, and destroying 340 homes.
1953 – The United States Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. John R. Thompson Co. that restaurants in Washington, D.C., cannot refuse to serve black patrons.
1959 – USS Barbero and the United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
1967 – Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
1968 – James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at London Heathrow Airport.
1972 – Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is burned by napalm, an event captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut moments later while the young girl is seen running naked down a road, in what would become an iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo.
1982 – Bluff Cove Air Attacks during the Falklands War: Fifty-six British servicemen are killed by an Argentine air attack on two landing ships, RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram.
1982 – VASP Flight 168 crashes in Pacatuba, Ceará, Brazil, killing 128 people.
1984 – Homosexuality is decriminalized in the Australian state of New South Wales.
1987 – New Zealand's Labour government establishes a national nuclear-free zone under the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987.
Modern World
1992 – The first World Oceans Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1995 – Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
2001 – Mamoru Takuma kills eight and injures 15 in a mass stabbing at an elementary school in the Osaka Prefecture of Japan.
2004 – The first Venus Transit in well over a century takes place, the previous one being in 1882.
2007 – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of a trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.
2008 – At least 37 miners go missing after an explosion in a Ukrainian coal mine causes it to collapse.
2008 – At least seven people are killed and ten injured in a stabbing spree in Tokyo, Japan.
2009 – Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labour.
2014 – At least 28 people are killed in an attack at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan.
1949: George Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" is published, portraying a dystopian future dominated by totalitarianism and surveillance.
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2023.06.08 10:40 Bongololona123 Lily's musical journey

Lily's musical journey
In the heart of a bustling city in America, amidst the cacophony of daily life, there lived a young woman named Lily. With an adventurous spirit and a passion for exploring different cultures, she found herself drawn to the mesmerizing sounds of world music. Among the various rhythms that captivated her, the beats of Indian drums resonated deep within her soul.

One fateful day, Lily attended a cultural festival that celebrated the diverse traditions of the world. As she wandered through the vibrant event, her ears were entranced by the rhythmic melodies of the Indian drum, known as the tabla. The enchanting sound seemed to beckon her towards a small stage bathed in sunlight.

There, amidst a group of talented musicians, stood a man who radiated an aura of captivating energy. His long, dark hair cascaded down his back, gently swaying with each movement. His golden brown skin glimmered under the sun's rays, highlighting the intricate tattoos that adorned his arms. The muscles in his arms rippled as he skillfully played the tabla, his hands dancing across the drums in perfect synchrony.

Lily stood at a distance, her eyes fixated on the Indian man's mesmerizing performance. The combination of his physical beauty and his musical talent stirred something deep within her. The way he effortlessly merged with the music, his entire being immersed in the rhythm, ignited a longing within her to understand the essence of his soul.

As the performance reached its crescendo, Lily felt an invisible thread connecting her heart to the music, drawing her closer to the enigmatic musician. She made her way towards the stage, her steps guided by an irresistible curiosity. When their eyes finally met, she saw a spark of recognition in his gaze, as if he too had felt the invisible thread that connected them.

After the performance, Lily mustered the courage to approach the Indian musician, whose name was Dev. Their conversation flowed effortlessly, bridging the gap between their different backgrounds. Dev, too, was captivated by Lily's genuine appreciation for his culture and the artistry of his music.

As their connection deepened, Lily found herself falling in love not only with the Indian man but also with the rich tapestry of his heritage. Dev shared stories of his family, their traditions, and the spiritual significance of the tabla. Through his words, Lily gained a deeper understanding of the music that had originally enchanted her.

Dev's passion for music and his reverence for his cultural roots mirrored Lily's own appreciation for art and exploration. They began to create their own harmonies, blending the melodies of their hearts into a beautiful symphony. Lily's admiration for Dev's long hair, glistening muscles, and golden brown skin evolved into a profound love for the man he was, the way he nurtured his traditions, and the love he held for his family.

Together, they embarked on a journey of discovery, weaving the fabric of their lives with threads of love, respect, and shared aspirations. The sight of Dev playing the tabla with sun rays falling upon him became a symbol of their connection—a reminder of the moment that brought them together and the enduring love that blossomed between them.

As Lily and Dev continued their journey, they encountered challenges and triumphs, but their love remained steadfast. They embraced the fusion of their cultures, celebrating both their American and Indian roots. Their story became a testament to the beauty of cultural exchange, reminding others that love knows no boundaries, and that when two souls find solace in each other's arms, they create a harmony that transcends time and place.

The memory of Dev, with his long hair flowing, his glistening muscles moving to the beat, and his golden brown skin shimmering in the sun's embrace, remained etched in Lily's heart. Their love was a

testament to the power of music, the enchantment of cultural exploration, and the transformative nature of embracing the beauty found in the diversity of our world.
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2023.06.08 10:37 valdentious Valdentious #89; I Wish (1012)

Challenge started 01/01/2023
Date watched 06/08/2023
I saw this on a Kanopy.
This is a Japanese movie. This is the story of two young brothers in a family split by divorce. The older brother lives with his mother in Kagoshima while the younger one lives with his father in Osaka. The bullet train is coming to Kagoshima and the older boy is told that if you can see the two bullet trains pass each other you can make a wish. Thus, the two brothers along with a bunch of friends go to see the trains pass in a town up the up the coast.
This is yet another film by Hirokazu Kore-eda. And once again he has made a magnificent movie. Like the other movies I’ve seen by him, it’s just a simple story that is just an everyday slice of live but they guy just puts these films together so wonderfully, he’s a genius. Everything about this film is top notch and thus it will get a solid 4 stars out of 4 stars and I encourage you to seek it out.
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2023.06.08 10:30 green-bow I(28F) don’t think I am happy with fiancé(30M), but feel stuck

When I met him, I was assistant store manager of a restaurant, while he was on furlough (at the end of the rona times). I had my own place, lived alone, paid all my bills, this was something he said attracted him to me, my independence and work ethic.
We started dating, eventually living together.. instead of his furlough ending, he was made redundant (unemployed) so I got him a job at my restaurant.
Looking back it was an awful idea, every stress I had, he would witness and share.. after two month he told me to quit, saying they didn’t appreciate me, they used me, promised things they’d never give me.. so I left, hating the job.
So then we’re both ‘unemployed’ with bills to pay - I’m working any small jobs I can to bring money in, because nothing full time came through, he said he’d “take on two factory jobs if needed”. He got a call from (Internet company) to interview him in a month, then started training two months later. During this period we lived off my small income, his savings, then our credit cards and a loan in his name as I had one in mine already. To be clear: the loan included a ticket for a holiday we went on and actually got engaged (id paid for mine before unemployment) his car repayments, and bills.
He started working full time and that kinda stabilised us (we could pay rent, but not afford debt repayments plus bills etc) however I still struggled to find full time work after leaving the restaurant. So he suggests we move, 200 miles from my family and hometown, to live with his parents.
It’s been 6 months we’ve lived here… I’ve seen my family 3 times. I work part time (30 hours) and my coworkers tell me there’s no full time work here either.. I get “spoken to” over any slight mess or inconvenience I make to the in-laws eg. Left a coffee cup by the sink(to reuse), once I sprayed too much hairspray, not quitting smoking, buying unhealthy food, not offering to make everyone lunch/tea when I make myself food, or even drinks… OH gave me “a talking to” for buying a jumper 50% off on sale rack when shopping with MIL. He is pissed at me for spending 1/4 my income on myself, which is apparently disrespectful to the in-laws.
My part time job, he told me to apply for after not hearing anything back the first month of looking for full time. When I got hired, he was happy for me to be earning again - a week in, he and MIL are telling me not to get comfortable, look for new job that’s full time.. etc. A month in, I’m employee of the month and they’ve doubled my hours.
I’ve told OH I don’t want to be here anymore, I feel scrutinised and judged for everything. Sometimes he speaks to me like “oh you’re just gunna quit then? And give up? Just give it time… we have debt together”
Being so far from home.. having no control over my life anymore…. I don’t know what I can do to change things.
Tl;dr moved in with in-laws, nothing I do is good enough anymore
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2023.06.08 10:30 Sarah-JessicaSnarker I’m so mad at Harry…

He thought someone might stab him because of what they read about him, he was SO angry that the way people saw him was affected by what the press shared about him…
How TF does he think people will look at their KING when Harry tells everyone about his teddy bear? Why is William “allowed” to suffer peoples’ discomfort with knowing he’s circumcised, thanks to Harry’s disclosure?
Oh no, strangers read about a lunch or a broken thumb Harry had! How dare they be kept abreast of where the future king (and his idiot little brother) were rock climbing?! Why should Harry have to endure a headline that says he’s sad his parents are divorcing?! Especially after all the shite Harry shared and spewed about his family and stepmother, how DARE he pull this garbage in the witness box?!!?!
I like to believe that every human is worthy, but Henry Charles Albert David Windsor is an entitled piece of trash. What a waste of organs.
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2023.06.08 10:27 hayerabbaaa My dad is an alcoholic and it has ruined our family

A little background - F21 - I have a lil sis and I'll be moving out in 20 days to pursue my MBA. Just want to rant because I have no clue ab kya karu, kaise kru and how will things work out.
My father is not a bad man. But he's on and off alcohol since I've been a kid. And you have no idea how bad it gets. He takes loans from random shopkeepers, neighbours and even took 200rs once from the watchman. That's how embarrassing this situation is.
He's been in hospital because of this. And threatens to commit suicide if we don't let him go outside to get alcohol.
Like the obvious answer is treatment. But wo bhi karlia. He relapsed once jab wo medicines le rhe the and it landed up in trouble.
Not just this - he threatens to break stuff. He verbally abuses us. And my mum won't divorce him cause we literally have no support. Her brothers and my dad's brother don't live in India. They help out financially when needed. And it's not like we can let him go.
It's like 0 har 2-3 mahine mei for a week or so he'd become this abusive asshole. Abhi tak to thi mai gharpe to have some backing for my mum but now i'll be leaving to kya hoga? I'm genuinely scared. I'm scared for my mum and sis. I'm scared for his help.
He's been in a life threatening accident because he was driving drunk. Toot chuki hu. As much as I'd love to get out of this place - I'm just scared of getting those phone calls while i'm far away in college.
I can't even share ye sab with a friend because its so fucking embarrassing. There's so much trauma. It keeps me up at night.
I've worked my ass off my entire college life. I managed acads, made almost 2.5 lakhs freelancing 3-4 months and I know I have so much potential. But nahi ho paata. I'm so done with everything. I just want a better life for my family and I don't see a way out.
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2023.06.08 10:25 Eug_RWC Midwifery Care Closure at McKenzie Willamette Hospital: Have you been impacted or know someone who has?

Midwives and Families Feedback
Members within the social action group "Save McKenzie Midwives" are trying to center the voices of the individuals that are most affected by the closure of the midwifery unit within McKenzie Willamette Medical Center.
This google form is designed to get a clear understanding of the barriers and/or gaps of care you are currently facing due to the closure. This google forum is anonymous but if you would like, you can share your contact information
Google Form Link
Save McKenzie Midwives Instagram
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2023.06.08 10:24 som1takethispainaway I can't help myself

Every person has their own pain they go through. Some more horrible than others. Some are left with wounds that never heal, minds that are broken, and night terrors left in their life. It is a tragedy that humans have to go through these turmoils.
You, we, us, as humans, go through so much in life just to be snuffed out in a blink of an eye. Go through hordes of problems and yet we all pass at different times for different reasons.

Something I wrote when I am at my lowest. Something that goes through my mind like a TV show stuck on that one scene.

When you have been beaten and troddened by people you trust in the whole world, you try one more time to open your heart and trust them. Maybe you have gone through a divorce and you can't pick a side. Side A says Side B is wrong, while Side B says Side A is wrong. Who to trust?
Let's say you go to Side A, listen and trust that they are saying the truth. After years of manipulation and abuse, so much abuse to the point you break down in the middle of your weekend shift in highschool; You realize how demented, twisted, and damaged goods you have become. You are cynical, rude, and judgemental. You blame your problems and mental strain on Side B. You cry your heart out with Side A and think they are your saviors and the right side. Side A tells you and soothes you that you caused most problems that occured in your life. You are blamed for the abuse and mistreated. You feel that Side A is right, that you are responsible for it all. You want to escape but you don't know how.
You meet a lovely partner who wants the best for you. Doesn't care about your scars or mental instability that breaks every so often. They are there for you, thick and thin. You begin to trust them even if Side A screams and begs you not to go. You fall in love, elope, get married and 'escape' the grasps of Side A. Your partner doesn't push your boundaries, doesn't hurt you mentally or blames you for ruining their day. Doesn't force or push you when you are in the bedroom. They are respectful and loving, something that you never had when with Side A.
Fast forward years, you become anguished over the years of torment you went through, how you were treated, how much you were 'brainwashed'. Your partner keeps you sane and holds your hand through it all. Eventually, your partner wants you to see the bigger picture and see Side B's story. But only when you are ready and emotional prepared. What a loving partner.
You reconnect with Side B and learn of what they went through. You hear their stories, their torments and anguish. You learn more that Side A manipulated you and twisted the truth. How horrible and gut wrenching it feels to be used and lied to. Side B must be trustworthy since they shared their experiences and their pains. You feel guilty that you were played by Side A and did not look farther into the truth. How shameful you feel. Since B supports you and engulfs you with love and care. Not yelled at, manipulated with crocodile tears or lied to. It felt good to be cared for by the long lost family you thought were evil. You thought Side B was the manipulators and caused all the grief when it was right in front of your face. How dumb you feel, how humiliating, thinking of how you stood up for Side A in the courts, how you thought you were doing right by them. Side B comforts you and makes sure you know the whole truth. They make sure you know how horrible Side A is and how much they are a narcissist manipulator. Almost as every gathering you have with them...a little too much.
You feel at...ease finally. Able to trust some side properly and understand the whole picture. You were there with Side A and you heard what Side B went through. It felt good to know each side and which is right and wrong. But wait, why is there still some tension? Maybe your brain is tricking yourself that it's just years of abuse that cause you to think that way...no no, Side B is correct now. You ignore that sinking feeling that creeps up on you. How you wished you ignored it.
I'm sorry I can't write anymore
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2023.06.08 10:23 Medium_Anteater6863 How I cured my social anxiety

I had severe conversation social anxiety and got made fun by people that i can't talk to anyone when i was a young. I didn't have any female friends. Simple friendly conversation was terrifying with men or women.
What changed everything is exposure. I used to be the biggest critic and hater of exposure and always bashed it in forums or groups. I always made the excuse i'm already doing exposure since i had to go to school and was outside alot already. What difference would more exposure do. Not until i actually tried it VERY DEEP did it put a light bulb in my head and had a big realization that i actually wasn't doing it DEEP ENOUGH and LONG ENOUGH.
I started small by doing thing like saying hi to people and small talks with cashiers. Majority of people are nice and talk back, you can tell people that don't want to speak by them having a reserved face expression. I then made a commitment to go outside for 2 hours per day to start small & short convos with strangers then build my way to longer convos. I went to places that were easy to start convos with strangers that was social acceptable and wouldn't look weird. Places such as parks, bus stops benches, bars, parties, train stations, restaurants, etc.
You have to start small then build your way up. It takes time doesn't work right away. You should see small results within 2 weeks of consistent practice within 1-3 month your conversation anxiety will be almost gone. I can now approach anyone and hold conversations very easy with strangers.
The reason why you're social anxiety isn't at the worst spectrum is because you've been doing a limited exposure your whole life by by needing to go to work, school, & hangout with family. These forced limited exposure is what's keeping your social anxiety from going crazy. If you expand these areas of limited exposure you will see more social freedom in your life.
If you need more clarification this video explains more https://youtu.be/FuL7nS1ygPs
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2023.06.08 10:23 yabspro Golden Visa rules 2023

As of 2023, the UAE has expanded the Golden Visa categories, simplified eligibility criteria, and increased the validity to 10 years for all types of Golden Visas.
Here are the updated rules and benefits for each category:
2. Skilled professionals:
3. Exceptional talents:
3. Real estate investors:
4. Entrepreneurs:
5. Students:
6. Humanitarian pioneers:
7. Doctors and nurses:
8. Cultural:
9. Executive directors:
New benefits for family members:
Please note that these rules are maybe change time to time as of the information available with updates of government new rules
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2023.06.08 10:20 jayjay123_ LIFE(m25 i think)

basically im the forgotten person im never really included things I had old friends but they forgot about me and still when one of my hs friends passed away I' tried getting the group back together but it was pointless
I've always been the outcast I was never the first option or anything even with my family. I've tried making friends in person on dating apps, but nothing really works. im not interesting
I even somehow got banned from group for no reason
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2023.06.08 10:19 dillisehoonb14 From F1 to Green Card Approval: My 10 year Journey, Challenges, and the Joy of Stability

Hey USCIS community,
I am beyond joyed to share with you all the incredible news that I have finally received my Green Card after arriving in the US back in Fall of 2013 as an international student to get a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Now after the toil of 10 years, 2 degrees, and a hard fought career later, finally this milestone has brought a deep sense of emotional joy and security to my life. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my journey, the challenges I faced as an international student, and the incredible benefits that a green card offers.
First and foremost, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to this wonderful community for the wealth of information, support, and encouragement provided throughout this process. Your insights and shared experiences have been invaluable in navigating the complexities of the immigration system, and I am forever grateful for your kindness and willingness to help.
My journey as an international student in the US has been filled with both triumphs and tribulations. When I first arrived, I was filled with hope, dreams, and aspirations of pursuing a higher education and building a better future. However, I soon realized that being an international student comes with its own set of unique challenges.
One of the biggest hurdles I faced was the constant pressure of maintaining my legal status. The intricacies of immigration laws and the ever-changing regulations made it a daunting task. From paperwork to visa renewals, there were numerous times when I found myself overwhelmed and uncertain about my future. The fear of being unable to continue my education or pursue my career goals was always at the back of my mind.
Furthermore, being away from family and friends in a foreign land can be emotionally taxing. International students often experience a profound sense of homesickness and the longing for familiar faces. In fact, my parents were rejected for a visitors visa twice during these 10 years and they still haven’t been able to see what life I’ve put together without them. It’s sad to think about on some days more than others.
The cultural differences and adapting to a new environment can sometimes feel isolating as well. However, it is during these moments that the support of communities like USCIS becomes a lifeline, providing solace and a sense of belonging.
Now, as I hold my green card in my hands, I am overcome with a power I have not felt before. The green card brings stability and opens up a world of opportunities. It signifies not only legal permanence but also the ability to work in any field without restrictions. It grants me the freedom to pursue my dreams without the constant worry of visa limitations. The emotional weight that was once tied to the uncertainty of my status has been lifted, and I can now plan for a future with confidence.
To those still on their immigration journey, I want to assure you that it is possible to overcome the obstacles that lie ahead. Though the process may be arduous and at times disheartening, never lose hope. Surround yourself with supportive communities, seek guidance, and stay informed. Remember that you are not alone in this journey, and together we can navigate the complexities and overcome the challenges.
Thank you, USCIS, for being a beacon of hope and a place of camaraderie for all those who embark on this challenging path. Let us continue to support one another, share our experiences, and celebrate the victories along the way.
Wishing you all the best in your own immigration endeavors! (Timeline in comments)
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2023.06.08 10:17 PocketFMofficial Cathy betrayed Alex, but will she come back after knowing the truth that Alex is Millionaire? How will Alex heal his heart?

Cathy betrayed Alex, but will she come back after knowing the truth that Alex is Millionaire? How will Alex heal his heart?

Chapter 1
"Hello. Heavenly Lion Convenience," Alex Ambrose answered the store phone.
"I need a box of condoms and two packs of tissues delivered to room 1302 of the Sheraton South River Hotel. Hurry!" The caller hung up.
Alex shook his head. People never seemed to be prepared.
He packed the required items, put on a raincoat, and rode his electric bike toward the Sheraton Hotel on the southern side of the river.
It was nine o’clock in the evening and raining heavily, and his pants and shoes were soon wet and filthy. Luckily, the merchandise was still dry, but he didn't dare delay any longer, so he hurried toward the hotel.
When he arrived at room 1302, he knocked on the door, and it was opened quickly.
"Hello, here’s your—" Alex was stunned into silence.
The woman in front of him was none other than his girlfriend, Cathy!
She was dressed in a white robe, with her long, dark, wet hair draped over her shoulders. The scents of shower gel and shampoo assaulted his nose.
"Cathy? What are you doing here?" He stared at her in disbelief, still feeling dazed.
"What are you doing here?" Cathy asked. Her heart skipped a beat, and she took a small step back into the room. Her mind went blank and then started to spin.
"What's wrong?" Another guy walked up to the door, wearing a robe and slippers, and Alex immediately recognized him.
"You! You dare to touch my girl?" Alex couldn't suppress the anger welling up inside him, and he started moving toward Billy, determined to teach him a lesson.
"Stop!" Cathy stepped in front of Alex. After a brief burst of panic, she had managed to get back a bit of control. Since her boyfriend had already discovered her betrayal, there was no point in trying to hide it now.
She looked directly at him. "Alex, we need to break up."
"Break up?" Alex was stunned. He stared at Cathy with wide eyes. "Cathy, we've been together for more than a year. Are you going to break up with me now?"
"Yes. We need to go our separate ways." She kept steady eye contact with him and spoke with a strong sense of resentment. "Are you surprised? You have no money, Alex. You can only barely afford the cheapest essentials. We never have anything nice. As long as I’m with you, people will always be laughing at me, and that just isn't the life I want. I’m too good to be living in poverty like this. I was too naive when I was in my freshman year, and I let myself get tricked into being with a loser like you!"
She hugged Billy's arm and said to Alex, "Billy is my boyfriend now. From now on, I want nothing to do with you. Don't bother me again!"
"Well, seems like you’re just her good-for-nothing ex now!" Billy looked at Alex with a provocative smirk.
Alex, standing there in a raincoat and with mud stains on his pants and shoes, felt like Cathy was right. He was a complete loser. Billy took the plastic bag from his hand and took out the box of condoms. He waved it at Alex and laughed as he said, "I’m staying in a nice hotel, having my girlfriend’s ex bring me condoms. And you’re single. Sure was good of you to help me out."
"Why are you still here?" Cathy scolded Alex.
"Nah, it's good that he didn't piss off. Maybe you want to see me beat him down, huh, Cathy? Gotta give a lady what she wants," Billy sneered.
Alex felt utterly defeated. He slowly turned around and walked out of the room.
"Bro, you're not even taking the money? Heh, nice. I get a girlfriend and a gift." Billy felt great watching Alex's slumped, dejected posture as he closed the door behind him.
When Alex left the hotel, it was raining even harder than before. He took off his raincoat, allowing the cold rain to drench his entire body and help clear his head.
Cathy had discarded him because she believed he had no money. Losing such a materialistic woman should be something to rejoice over, so why should he be sad?
[Buzz buzz!]
His phone vibrated in his pocket. Alex took it out and glanced at it, but when he saw the number, he stopped walking. His entire body was shaking as he read the text.
[After a review, the Ambrose family has decided that their son, Alexander, has met the conditions required for entitlement to his inheritance. From today onward, control of his property will be returned to him.]
The bean-sized raindrops plopped onto the screen, causing the text message to gradually become blurry.
Alex's mind began to spin. If not for this message, Alex would have almost forgotten his identity as a super-rich kid. Over the last seven years, his family had been assessing him, withholding his fortune until they were satisfied he met their draconian conditions. And now, finally, it was over.
Everything that rightfully belonged to him was finally his to claim.
Alex woke up early the next morning and drove to the city. In a great mood, he got out of his car and went straight to Metro Sky Bank, right in the heart of the wealthiest part of the central business district of New York.
Various luxury cars were parked around the bank. The people walking in and out of the surrounding plaza were all rich; it was obvious from their clothing and demeanour.
Alex strode to the door of the bank and pushed it open.
The main door could be opened both inward and outward, and Alex had been a bit careless when he pushed it open from outside. As a result, the door had bumped into a long-haired young woman who had been heading out of the building.
He quickly apologized, "Sorry. I didn't see you."
"What do you mean, you didn’t see me? What am I, invisible?" She held a hand to her forehead and glared at him.
The bank’s assistant manager, Karen Young, had noticed the incident and hurried over. She checked on the woman first, and then looked at Alex in disapproval. When her gaze swept over him, a trace of suspicion appeared on her face.
Metro Sky Bank was different from most banks, as the clientele were almost exclusively high-end businesspeople. Karen knew the young woman was there with her father, but she didn't know why Alex was there. Judging from his appearance and age, he wasn't their usual type of customer.
"Sir, can I be of assistance?" she asked with a polite but forced smile.
Alex simply said, "I’m here to withdraw money."
"Withdraw money?" the sullen woman asked, sneering at him.
"Do you have a card?" Karen asked, continuing to smile politely.
Getting a Metro Sky Bankcard was not easy. A million dollars of savings was the minimum requirement to qualify. Karen felt certain that the man in front of her couldn't have much experience with the bank and wouldn't know their rules. Perhaps he had thought that other banks' cards could also be used here.
"No," Alex replied, shaking his head.
The woman he had accidentally hit with the door couldn't help but giggle when she heard his honest reply. He wasn't worth any more of her attention.
"Let’s go." Her father had walked up, still arranging the documents he was carrying.
"My dad and I are leaving." The woman shook Karen's hand, and then looked over at Alex. "Ms Young, having someone like this around could damage your bank's image and upset your customers. I hope this will not happen again."
With that, she took her father’s arm and opened the door.
"Take care, Mr Scott." Karen followed them out a few steps, watching as they got into a car and left. Turning around, she headed back inside, having made up her mind to encourage Alex to leave as soon as possible.
There was no one standing where Alex had been. Oh! Where’s he gone? she wondered.
Was it possible that the kid had been embarrassed and had quietly slipped away?
She felt relieved at the thought. Then, just as she was about to go back to work, she caught a glimpse of someone out of the corner of her eye.
There’s the brat! No wonder I didn’t see him at first, she thought. He had already reached the entrance to the VIP lounge, and a pillar had blocked her view of him.
The VIP room was only for high-status customers who were worth at least thirty million dollars, and this young man had admitted that he didn’t even have a card. If she let him get through, she would be in trouble with her boss.
"Stop! Don't move!" Karen yelled, feeling desperate. The other customers all looked around at her, obviously annoyed by her shouting. She could only smile apologetically as she walked quickly toward Alex.
But he had already walked through the lounge, opened the door to the VIP room, and stepped inside.

Chapter 2
Does he have no shame? Karen hurried after Alex with a look of chagrin on her face. She tried to open the door to the VIP room, but it had been locked from the inside.
"Hello?" Inside the VIP room, Robert Miller, the bank manager, was leaning against the sofa, looking at his phone. When the door suddenly opened, he quickly sat down and hid his phone away. Normally, when a VIP was coming in, Karen would notify him in advance.
As the customer manager, he was responsible for thirty-one VIPs, and he knew them like the back of his hand. He immediately began to launch into his normal professional greeting, hoping to undo the poor impression he’d made by slouching against the sofa, but when he saw Alex, his expression froze.
He was certain that Alex was not one of his VIPs, nor was he a relative of one.
"May I ask who you are?" Robert asked, looking at the young man, who appeared to be around twenty years old. Robert had no idea who he was.
Alex got straight to the point. "I'm here to get my money."
"You have one of our cards?" Robert asked, suspicious of Alex's calm expression.
"No," Alex admitted frankly.
Robert was relieved to seemingly be proven right, but even more confused. Access to the VIP room required a minimum worth of three million dollars, but this man didn't have any money. Why was he so composed?
"I'm sorry, sir. We can't give out money without a card. Do you require anything else?"
He's crazy, Robert thought. Why on earth did Karen let him in? I’ll have to speak to her about this at Monday’s meeting.
"You have fingerprint recognition here, right?" Alex suddenly asked.
The fingerprint ID system at the bank was for the wealthiest families and businesses to use. Only a few people had their fingerprints recorded in the system, at least in the New York branch, and no one had used it to access their holdings yet.
"You want to use it?" Robert could no longer bring himself to call Alex "sir."
"Yes." Alex nodded.
Robert was feeling more confused by the second. Why would someone who wasn't even a customer request to use a fingerprint ID?
To be honest, even though he was curious, Robert felt that it was barely worth humouring the request. But after considering for a few seconds, he finally decided to let Alex make the attempt rather than risk making him angry.
He opened the safe and brought out the fingerprint identification device, which he had never used before.
"Place your thumb here." Robert indicated the verification area to Alex, who placed his thumb on the sensor.
The device lit up with a glaring red light, and the LCD screen displayed the words [Fingerprint not recorded].
Immediately, Robert’s expression turned hostile, and he glared at Alex. He picked up his phone, ready to call the police.
"Wait, wait!" Alex said quickly. "Maybe that was the wrong print. I'll try using my index finger this time."
Robert smiled coldly. "What’s your plan here? Your thumb doesn’t work, so you’ll try your index finger. Then, if your index finger doesn’t work, you’ll try your middle finger. When you run out of fingers, will you try using your toes?"
But Alex had already pressed his index finger on the verification area.
Robert resolved that if the man’s fingerprints weren’t accepted this time, he would immediately call the police and have him arrested.
[Beep!] A green light appeared on the device and new details flashed up on the LCD screen: [Verification successful. Family account: 01. Verifier: Alexander Ambrose. Account: 01104.]
Robert gaped at Alex in disbelief for a moment, and then hurriedly squeezed out a smile. "Mr Ambrose, I'm sorry. I didn't realize. I'm Robert Miller, the customer manager for the New York branch. Please allow me to assist you."
"It's fine," Alex said lightly and stood up. "Can I see how much money I have left in my account?"
"Please wait a moment." Robert sat in front of the computer and typed away for a while. On his instructions, Alex provided a few more fingerprint scans as authorization.
"It's done, Mr Ambrose." Robert clicked the "OK" button on the screen, and Alex's account appeared.
Robert pointed to the computer screen and said, "Mr Ambrose, the balance of your account is currently eighty-six million dollars."
Robert couldn't help but suck in a breath of cold air.
This young man had an enormous fortune. It placed him in the topflight of the one per cent. Most people would never be able to even dream of that much money.
Alex felt strange as he stared at the numbers on the screen. He reminded himself that he needed to get used to his status as a rich kid as soon as possible.
"Oh, and you have other assets as well. Let me show you now." Robert clicked through to check several pages in a row. Finally, he clicked the "OK" button again.
The computer brought up a 4 x 4 grid of display screens.
"This surveillance screen displays all the physical assets that you hold elsewhere," Robert explained. He clicked on the upper left corner of the screen and brought up the feed from the bank's branch at The Hague, which revealed a sports car. In the lower right corner, it said, [Ferrari Pagani Huayra].
Robert opened up other screens for Alex, one after another.
The Hawaii branch displayed a Dominica blue pearl bracelet and four stacks of gold bars.
The feed from the French branch in Nice revealed three original Picasso paintings and two Rodin statues.
And the Cape Town branch had fifteen 10-carat diamonds, ten pieces of ivory, and another couple of stacks of gold bars. Robert's eyes almost popped out as he looked at Alex's assets. He had never seen anyone so rich. Maybe not even one-tenth as rich.
"All right, I’d like a card," Alex said before Robert could collect his thoughts.
"Yes, I will see to it right away. Please wait a moment." Robert immediately started to make the necessary arrangements. Within ten minutes, a Supreme Card was produced.
Robert looked at the Supreme Card and thought about Alex's assets. This card wasn’t good enough for Alex’s status, but it was the highest grade of card they were authorized to issue at the New York branch.
Robert presented handed the card over. "Mr Ambrose, your card."
"Thank you." Alex took the card, stood up, and went to walk out of the room.
"Mr Ambrose, please wait." Robert didn't dare to appear to be neglecting such an important customer. He should see him out personally, but the asset checking system on his computer had not been turned off yet, and the fingerprint verification machine, iris recognition apparatus, and other sensitive equipment had not been returned to the safe. The monitoring system in the VIP room was connected to the district manager’s office.
Karen was anxiously waiting in the hall. What's been going on in there for so long? she wondered. Could that brat have murdered Mr Miller in the VIP room?
The more she considered it, the more scared she became. She was on the verge of banging on the door and demanding a response when Alex walked confidently out of the room.
"Stop!" Karen shouted. She walked quickly over toward him and grabbed at his coat. "You can't leave. You broke into the VIP room. Once we confirm that nothing is missing, I will call the police and have them hold you for questioning."
"What are you talking about?" Alex asked. "Let go!"
Karen grappled with him for a while, but she couldn't manage to search his pockets.
What’s wrong with this woman? Alex thought. He wasn’t even arguing with her, but she was manhandling him.
"What is this?" Karen spotted the Supreme Card that was peeking out of Alex's pocket. She quickly pulled it out and looked at him triumphantly, as if she had found evidence of his guilt. "Oh, you stole a card. This is a crime, and I have to call the police."
It didn't even cross her mind that the card could belong to Alex. She imagined he had entered the VIP room, pretending to be there by mistake, and had then distracted Mr Miller with questions and stolen the card when the manager wasn't paying attention.
"Let go!" Alex was sick of this woman.
"Don’t you feel guilty about being a thief?" She was even more determined.
With the two of them creating such a scene, other customers started to walk over toward them, intending to help Karen keep Alex from getting away.
Just then, Robert, who had finished tidying up, strode out of the VIP room.
Having seen Alex's assets, Robert now knew he was the most important customer the New York branch of the bank had ever had. He had also noticed that the system listed Alex's was listed as just one of multiple accounts attached to a family group, labelled 01. If that single account was so lucrative, then what about the rest of the family?
It was rare to meet such important people, so Robert knew he had to be careful to curry favour with Alex. If they got along well, it would be a tremendous success for Robert, and the potential benefits were huge.
So, when saw Karen struggling with Alex, he was enraged. Karen's expression was hostile, and Alex was becoming very angry. Karen was an idiot who was playing with fire, and she might drag Robert himself down with her.
Of all the bank’s many, many customers, why did she need to pick this one to try and remove? A simple flick of Alex’s finger could be enough to end both their careers.

Chapter 3
"Stop!" Robert dashed between Alex and Karen.
Before Alex could speak, Karen waved the Supreme Card in the air. Her eyes flashed with triumph as she said to Robert, "Mr Miller, look! He stole a card from the VIP room!" She smiled at him, her expression a little smug.
Surely, Mr Miller would be happy with her for preventing theft. He had a lot of authority in the eastern district of Metro Sky Bank, and when he had arrived at headquarters, he had seemed impressed with her, so she was hoping for a promotion. Her imagination began to run away with her as she dreamed about her possible future.
Mr Miller's face had always been a little glum, but as she watched, his expression grew darker and darker. Before she could figure out why, she was startled by his explosive roar, leaving her entire body trembling.
"Let go of Mr Ambrose!" As he yelled, Mr Miller knocked the Supreme Card out of her hand, and she was so scared that she let go of Alex. Mr Miller pushed her aside and bent down to pick up the card. "Mr Ambrose, your card. I'm very sorry. I haven't trained Ms Young properly. I do apologize."
Mr Miller's expression showed a mixture of respect, embarrassment, and unease, as the bank's customers looked on in amazement. Karen was stunned.
Could the Supreme Card be his? she wondered.
Her eyes widened. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn't make sense of it.
If this man had a Supreme Card, then he had at least three million dollars, yet he appeared to only be around twenty years old. A poor, lower-class loser with that much money? No, it was just too unlikely.
"It's not your fault, Mr Miller," Alex assured him, slipping the card back into his pocket.
"Thank you, Mr Ambrose." Robert dipped his head and paused briefly before straightening up and shouting at Karen, "Why are you just standing there? Apologize to Mr Ambrose immediately!"
How could Karen still not understand? Robert thought. The young man standing in front of them was seriously rich and needed to be treated with respect.
Karen immediately bowed her head at Alex. "Mr Ambrose, I'm very sorry for my rude behaviour. I made a mistake, created a fuss over nothing, and put my hands on you. It was my fault, and I will reflect on my behaviour—"
Alex ignored her and walked away.
"Mr Ambrose," Robert called after him. "If you ever need anything, just give me a call, and I'll do my best to help."
Robert was excited by this opportunity. It was rare to meet someone as important as Alex, so he shamelessly tried to charm him.
"Okay, Robert." Alex smiled faintly. Robert had come to his defence, after all.
The use of his first name made Robert feel quite emotional. The wealthiest customers called him by his first name, and now so did this poorly dressed young man, who displayed not even a hint of arrogance.
Alex strode out of the bank and hailed a taxi to take him back to Preston University.
As Alex entered the university building, he accidentally stepped into a puddle, splashing a lot of mud on his legs.
He checked his watch then rushed toward the classroom, where Mr Morgan was already standing at the podium, lecturing. He spotted Alex out of the corner of his eye and a hint of disappointment flashed across his face.
Feeling guilty, Alex lowered his head.
Of all his teachers, Mr Morgan was his favourite. The other teachers tended to ignore Alex because he had no money, and some even openly mocked him. Only Mr Morgan treated him like any other student.
Alex slipped quietly into the classroom, aware that all the students were staring at him, and he could hear them whispering.
"He isn't usually late. Hell must have frozen over."
"Look at his pants! They’re filthy. Doesn’t he have any clean clothes?"
"Are you joking? It’s not like he’d have the money for new ones. It looks like he's just thrown on whatever he could find."
Some of the boys continued to talk, and the girls in the front row covered their mouths with their hands as they joined in. Their eyes flashed with contempt when they looked at Alex.
"Stop talking!" Mr Morgan said loudly. "And pay attention."
Throughout the lecture, Alex noticed that Mr Morgan kept glancing at him, his eyes full of disapproval, as if Alex had failed to live up to his expectations.
Eventually, the lecture was over.
"Class dismissed."
Mr Morgan packed up his textbooks and left.
"Cathy." The voice came from the doorway.
Everyone turned in the direction of the voice and saw Billy walking through the door and going straight to Cathy, who was sitting by the window. She stood and hugged him, both of them were in love
Many of the students turned to stare at Alex. Everyone thought that he was Cathy's boyfriend, and they weren’t aware that she had broken up with him.
Alex watched in disgust. He’d heard that Billy had taken at least five different girls to stay at that hotel. Cathy was just the latest in a long line, and Alex had no intention of fighting for her.
Billy strutted past Alex with his arm around Cathy's shoulder.
"Darling, wait a minute," Cathy said to Billy as she stopped in front of Alex and held out her phone. "Since we've broken up, I don’t want to owe you anything. Here's the phone you bought for me a few weeks ago. You can have it back."
Alex glanced at the Samsung Galaxy phone and then took it.
"Hah, you would have to work part-time for six months to afford one of these!" Cathy took a brand-new phone out of her pocket and showed it to Alex. "This is the latest iPhone, and it’s much better than your phone."
"Of course, it's far too expensive for a loser like him." Billy raised his chin and looked at Alex. "Cathy told me that she kept asking for that phone for six months before you finally bought it for her. Do you think you can pick up a girl so far out of your league? You're just embarrassing yourself, so give up. And I'm warning you now: don't even think about her. If I find out you’ve gone anywhere near her, you'll regret it!"
"Don't waste your breath talking to a loser like him. Can we go to De Luca’s for lunch?" Cathy had already dismissed Alex.
"Call me baby," Billy said, smiling at her.
"Baby, let's go." She flirted with him right in front of Alex.
"Cathy!" A petite girl stood up, glaring at her. "You're taking it all too far. I never thought you'd break up with Alex, and I'm ashamed of you."
"Emma, why do you care?" She scowled. When things had been going well with Alex, she’d been on good terms with Emma, who was a decent person. Sometimes, when Cathy had been fighting with Alex, she had asked Emma’s opinion about who was in the right.
"You gave up Alex for someone like Billy?" Emma asked. "How could you treat Alex like this? When you were sick and couldn't even get out of bed, Alex sent you lunch and dinner every day for a month. And when you were walking in the mountains and twisted your ankle, he carried you on his back for miles down the mountain. Don’t you remember that? You know he doesn't make much money from his part-time jobs, but when you wanted a phone, he worked hard for months to save enough money to buy it for you. And this is how you repay him? By breaking up with him and ridiculing him?"
Cathy scowled. "I never forced him to do anything. If he was stupid enough to go along with it, that's his problem! And so what if he bought me a cell phone? It was only a Samsung. And why would I want a Samsung when I can have an iPhone?"
Emma shook her head. "Cathy, I don’t understand you. Do you only care about money? Will money get you everything you want?"
"Yes!" Cathy barked out a laugh. She stared at Emma and said, "I admit that I like money. Is that so wrong?" She took Billy's arm and said, "Come on, baby, let's go. These two poor people disgust me."
She glared at Alex and Emma and then swept out of the classroom with her head held high.

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