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Flexible Structured Training?

2023.06.09 17:40 terry418 Flexible Structured Training?

My current training plan of "just ride" has me on a plateau and in all likelihood probably declining a bit. A bad showing at a race this past weekend cemented it (I wasn't exactly going all out as I had no chance of a competitive showing but even so expected to do better).
I do structured training in the winter and am not the biggest fan of it in general but when summer comes around and I'm outside I really want some flexibility in it. Having to do X workout on Monday might not work out with work meetings, family obligations, weather, etc. so I'd rather just take that as a rest day and ride Tuesday. Clearly that's not an issue now but with any training plan it does come up.
I see the below options here:
  1. Subscribe to something (which opens another conversation of which one) and do the outside workouts as close to "on schedule" as possible. I've been through a few and in my mind they all have some pros and cons. - Trainer Road: I really liked this and saw good gains even though I had COVID right in the middle of it. I just didn't like the lack of flexibility especially with off-plan rides but I know they have some more AI in the plans now as it's been a couple years since I've used it. - Join Cycling - This seems to be the ultimate in flexibility but I don't know if the workouts are the greatest. Love being able to setup weekly schedules instead of per training block though. -Fascat - I haven't used this but it seems with their new optimized plan it is similar to Join but maybe the workouts are better? Is pretty pricey though. -Systm - Sufferfest was my first structured training program and I liked it. I used Systm a bit and it was okay as well however I think they're lacking in the AI areas? I am not doing any ramp tests. :p -Others - I subscribe to Breakaway to keep track of PRs and training load and I know they have some fairly basic suggestions. I'm also sure I'm missing other options as well...including just creating my own...
  2. Continue to just ride and do it harder. I've gotten into the habit of pacing myself, especially in this area that is rather hilly. Unless I'm attempting to beat a PKOM on a segment I'm probably not going all out with the exception of the killer hills around here. It wouldn't be structured but instead of just getting over the hill I could do my best to go all out a few times on the rides.
  3. Say screw it and just ride. Always torn here. Part of me wants to get better. Part of me really just enjoys the alone time on the bike. Tell the competitive one to shut up and deal with poor showings at any actual races I find myself in. Pretty sure at this point in life I don't have the time or genetics to get to a podium anyways.
Thoughts? I know flexible and structured are close to opposites but I don't want to turn my riding into a chore....
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2023.06.09 17:39 socleveroosernayme Cryptolepis sanguinolenta

I’ve heard this can be a very useful herb for Lyme disease, I want to get some to use as a prophylactic as one member of my household had five ticks on them yesterday! and this is becoming a common occurrence, they’re thick this year! I literally just walked across the yard for five minutes and got one. So far none of us have gotten sick but if pulling ticks is a daily experience then I feel it’s good to have something to reduce the risk of playing tick roulette. Do not have medical insurance at this time either, will be a few months before I can even sort that out, so that’s fun. Every time one of us gets a tick we take good dose of sweet wormwood, manuka honey, propolis, garlic, usnea, grape seed, golden rod and olive leaf for the rest of the week but I’d like to make sure to be doing everything I can! Does anyone have a most trusted source of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta? Favorite brand/website? I see a lot on Etsy even one from Walmart but I have no idea if those are actually a useful quality, all the other sites seem a little obscure, I’d hate to spend 50$ and not get it or get something useless Other recommendations to add to a tick protocol are welcome
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2023.06.09 17:39 RaceGuy3401 Weird Situation- Stuck between Italy and the USA

I'm in a bit of a weird situation regarding my education. Currently, I live in Italy but it's only because my dad works in the United States army and was stationed here. I'm just now finishing grade 10 and I'm really not sure what to do. All my classmates are going back to their home state and applying to colleges there, but I don't really have a "home state". I mean my parents own a property in the states which would get me a reduced tuition but they don't want me going that far away as they'll be living in Italy. So, my options are kind of limited because any time I try to look at courses for Radiology Techs (Field im interested in) I barely find courses that are applicable to that in English, and to add on, I'm equally confused with AP's. So far I haven't taken any but I know that all European highschools are an extra year than American Highschools so AP's will help me, but which ones should I take? Does it even matter? I'm basically throwing away my whole sports life because I'm taking 3 AP's next year and I'm not even sure if they're beneficial. I don't want to specifically go to college in Italy, just anywhere in Europe would be good. I'm very stuck as you can see, any, and I mean any help would be more than appreciated. Thank you for reading
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2023.06.09 17:39 merdianii Dark spots after sunscreen

I've tried to take some sun this week, and I've used a sunscreen only 2 days out of 5 days.
And, I have gotten more tan on my face and body, but I have also developed more dark spots on my face and my body which weren't before.
Does anyone have any idea how to remove these dark spots from sun and are they permanent or after a short time with no sun exposure they'll be gone?
I'll also start to use sunscreen daily and more than 1 times per day to protect my skin.
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2023.06.09 17:39 general_452 Why Do People Not Understand Irony Anymore?

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2023.06.09 17:38 kaydld Discouragement

Hi, so I noticed a nail fungus on my toe last summer during pregnancy. To be honest, I probably reacted too soon and cut my nail short and tried to get up under it to get the fungus out. I don’t know why. I was just tempted to do so. I’ve had a fungus in the past while getting pedicures, 2-3x a week and the fungus grew right off without affecting new nail growth and it was fine. Now, this new fungus that I have had since last summer is about to take over my entire toenail. On top of that, it has spread to my ring finger.
Questions: 1. to avoid cross contamination, do you all have two sets of nail clippers, nail files, etc.? One set for fungal nails and one set for other nails. (I assume, my other nails are healthy, but who honestly knows. I cloroxed my clippers after using them on my big toe but it still spread to my ring finger.) 2. have you had better luck seeing a dermatologist or podiatrist? I seen a podiatrist and was prescribed an athletes foot cream! When it says first they’re on the tube this does not treat nail fungus. I got discouraged and stopped using it.
I’m not interest in taking oral medication. I’m breastfeeding, so after this journey ends, I may. But honestly, I’m in no rush to start the oral pills because this sounds like something I’ll be dealing with for the rest of my life anyways after looking on this page. I just need to figure out what I can do for cross contamination.
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2023.06.09 17:38 Meditat0rz Homosexuality and natural disasters

So...I believe there were or are people who link natural catastrophe etc. to homosexuality, claiming that the disasters are God's answers, God's wrath for the homosexuals.
I claim that might very well be, in part yes, God sends us all these disasters for the Homosexuals and others.
He sends the whole world all that calamity because of the homosexuals and others who have to SUFFER in our world. All the pain, grief and agony that people abused, exploited and ostracized have to go through, it all comes back, it all build up, the whole world becomes depressed and corrupted in their ways from it, and one day God's wrath just spills over and great misfortunes can happen.
Maybe the only good thought about this is, that God usually allows peril to happen with the perspective that people might get together, overcoming their prejudice and enmities and grow together and grow alive again by handling the difficulties together.
We all better should hurry now to get together. The devils are already waiting, to make this world their world once too many humans have fallen away from God. Like they like the planet to heat up, for all the plants and animals that God had given us to take care of to wilt and die and to become a nice place for them to live in. Don't allow them to take our precious life, the green and blue and turn it red and black and grey of the metal of machines of destruction.
I really hope people will get things together and join back together and give up all sin and destruction and let humans be free again, in peace and in dignity. I believe this would mean the whole planet could recover, and all the life could be preserved like God intended. Just people would have to get over their oppressive and abusive behavior towards each other and the nature of the planet.
So what is your opinion: does Christ want to preserve the green and blue, will he bring peace to it, or will he destroy it to make way for his world? When will people stop hating homosexuals so at least that part of God's wrath could end?
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2023.06.09 17:37 lukelzzo BJLG: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins

BJLG: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins

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2023.06.09 17:37 MarchTall1610 Someone on Discord discovered this

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2023.06.09 17:37 ZoomTopple Is there any objective in this game?

I’ve been playing for about 3 months, approaching SH level 30 (might take few more weeks). Upgrades take days and tens of millions of resources. You have to collect for few days playing many hours a day or just pay 5-10-20 bucks for a single building update. Some people create multiple farms, repeating daily exercises multiple times. I have one too. It just start feeling like going to work and doing your daily routine at this point. No salary though 😂 So, is that it? The more you play the worse it gets, does it? It seems some people genuinely enjoy just hunting bugs and crabs and camps non stop. Perspective of playing a game where this kind of activity is pretty much the only activity makes me feel like an idiot. So, to summarize: long-time players, do you feel the same? What motivates you to keep playing?
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2023.06.09 17:36 raci-le-lama An alternate timeline for Godfrey, Radagon and the Eternal Cities

An alternate timeline for Godfrey, Radagon and the Eternal Cities
In Tarnished Archeologist’s most recent video, he proposes that the "Gold Road" is actually the road built for Godfrey’s conquest and therefore shows the path he took to conquer the lands between.
As you can see, the path goes through the Academy of Raya Lucaria. Yet, Godfrey never attacked nor conquered Caria or the Academy. In fact, Radagon did. Why? It doesn’t make much sense to me. Godfrey being such a strong warrior could surely conquer the Academy in no time (he dealt with Giants, so why not some flimsy sorcerers?). This as been bugging me for a while.
So, I came up with an alternate timeline. It’s far from complete and still has many flaws, but please bear with me.
For starters, Tarnished Archeologist claims the previous god was the Gloam-Eyed Queen, and her Lord was Placidussax. Then, Marika took the Elden Ring from her and sealed her Rune of Death. Also, Godfrey would have 1v1ed Placidussax. We’ll just go along with that. So this represents the start of the Golden Order. Then, Godfrey defeats the Giants, Marika grows her Erdtree, and the Age of Plenty begins. Godfrey conquers the entirety of the Lands Between, but somehow skips Liurnia. I think he did not, in fact, skip it, but rather, the Academy of Raya Lucaria and Caria didn’t exist yet. Do I have any proof of that? No. I just can’t stomach the fact that Marika would send Radagon to the Academy instead of Godfrey. Unless Godfrey was out of the picture.
It is generally accepted that immediately after Godfrey finished his conquest, he was exiled, and immediately afterwards, Radagon became Elden Lord. Mostly because of this quote from Miriel:
However, when Godfrey, first Elden Lord, was hounded from the Lands Between, Radagon left Rennala to return to the Erdtree Capital, becoming Queen Marika's second husband and King Consort, taking the title...of second Elden Lord.
The quote seems to imply there was no time gap between Godfrey’s banishment and Radagon’s crowning because of the use of “when”. But it’s not very specific either. I think there’s room for debate that the wording was minimized in the sentence and lost some of the nuance. It is quite a stretch, I agree. Anyway, let’s move on.
The next step is yet another leap. What if something happened to the Erdtree or the Elden Ring while Godfrey was gone? There are a few theories out there. Maybe the Erdtree was burned by red lightning when the Dragons attacked? This post proposes that the Erdtree must be burned regularly to cleanse the world of sins. Maybe there was a first shattering (this post has a very interesting theory about Radagon).
Anyway, on to the next point. I think the Elden Ring is symbolized by the Sun.
  1. It is a life-giving power, and most likely allowed the Erdtree to grow, something sunlight is usually responsible for.
  2. Farum Azula is implied to be a city crowned by the Sun, and we know it used to hold the Elden Ring.
  3. The Sun is nearly absent in game, which makes sense considering the Elden Ring was shattered.
So, symbolically, if something bad happened to the Elden Ring and the Erdtree, it would make sense that the "Sun" would disappear, and we would find ourselves in an eternal night. Marika, with no Erdtree anchoring her faith, started revering the stars instead. Leyndell’s culture and their entire empire switched from Erdtree worship to star worship (Nox culture). Leyndell became the Eternal City of Leyndell (I’m not convinced if Nokron and Nokstella were founded then or much later after the Nox’s banishment). Then, the kingdom of Caria and the Academy of Raya Lucaria are found, which would explain why their culture is so intimately tied to the Nox culture. Marika is desperately in need of a Lord (TA has another great video about the relationship of Lord and God), so she starts researching Mimic Tears.
At some point, Radagon emerges. If you want to know more about Radagon, I refer you to this post again (There is also the Mimic Tear theory, which I don’t discard entirely). Radagon is the incarnation of the Golden Order, or what is left from it. So, how do we go from Nox culture to Erdtree worship again, even though there is no more Erdtree? Tarnished Archeologist has a great video on that (seriously, this guy again?). The point is that the Erdtree became the embodiment of faith once more.
Erdtree seal: A formless sacred seal decorated with an Erdtree crest, once the focus of religion in the Lands Between. Even though the Elden Ring is shattered, and the Erdtree has dulled from its former radiance, earnest faith continues to hold the answers.
This new faith in the Golden Order didn’t fit with the Nox culture, which led to some trouble (Night of the Black Knives, and their banishment, perhaps related to the creation of the fingerslayer blade).
And this newfound faith in the Erdtree needed to conquer the Lands Between once more. Which brings us to Radagon and his attack on the Academy. Marika will eventually call him back and make him Elden Lord. Much later, Radagon would try to repair the Elden Ring, but would fail miserably, only shattering it more, leading to the War of the Shattering (credit to this post again).
I skipped some major key events to keep this post short. You’re welcome to ask about those in the comments. Or just straight up tell me my theory is trash. Thanks for reading!
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2023.06.09 17:35 alannalev What helps reduce sleep drunkness?

Hi everyone,
Just discovered this subreddit but I’ve been diagnosed with IH for a bit. I’m very frustrated because the medications I’ve tried so far don’t help or they give me side effects. I’m used to being tired during the day but my worst symptom is the sleep inertia/drunkness. I can tolerate being exhausted during normal days but that sleep inertia is debilitating for me and I can’t fight it in the morning. The only thing that’s helped so far is taking adderall an hour or so before I plan to actually wake up but it makes me jittery and increases my heart rate too much.
Does anyone have advice on what helps your sleep drunkness?
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2023.06.09 17:34 JuicyMango36 Pain & Inconvenience Settlement question

Hi everyone!
So I got rear ended on May 4 the other driver and insurance accepted fault. The body shop gave an appointment for the 26th this month to take it in and looked at.
In the mean time I went to an accident er clinic and got checked out as well as got 3 chiropractor sessions done. Overall my mid back is feeling better but my neck and shoulder area still hurt everyday since then, I also get headaches at least 1-2x a week. The other driver’s insurance called me yesterday and said that she will be paying out the two weeks of lost wages and she is setting aside money for 12 more chiropractor sessions. She also is only paying $750 for pain and inconvenience… She also sent over a form for me to sign, which was a injury release form or something like. I didn’t sign it yet, but she already went ahead and sent the money to my bank for lost wages and the inconvenience.
My question is that I’m still in pain and looking for alternative treatment along with chiro, so if she is “setting aside money” and making me sign this form, what happens if I incur more medical treatment/bills?
Also does the pain & inconvenience settlement seem fair? To me it doesn’t considering I’m not even able to sit long hours anymore and complete my work.
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2023.06.09 17:34 bloort The Protest, the blackout, r/homeswap and you!

Greetings, members of /homeswap
By now you have probably heard a lot about The Open Letter about API Pricing. Some of your favorite subreddits may have signed up to protest. When we cross-posted the letter, plenty of people were confused about what API even is, how this pricing would impact them, and why it was worth talking about. Since then, there have been a number of posts about this very subject, all explaining better than we could. Subreddits like explainlikeimfive have highlighted in an easy way to understand what API is and why this is change is a problem. AskHistorians have explained in detail why so many Mods are upset and, frankly, disillusioned, in the wake of the Admin announcement.
To a lot of people, the API changes are not a big deal. If you use the Official Apps and have no issue navigating it, that’s great. You may not have known that third party apps existed, or why people prefer them. If you’re wondering why people can’t just use the official app, we can acknowledge that for many users it is simply a personal preference. They’re used to it (some of us have been using them for years before there was ever an Official App) or they might simply prefer it because of the designs and features. If you’re interested in a visual representation of why so many prefer third party apps, please check this bestof comment out for a side-by-side comparison.
For mods, the mod tool support of these third parties largely makes our jobs much easier, which keeps the communities we all love safer. On a third party app, we can accomplish in two clicks what would take the Official App five. This efficiency means we can address more problems in the community in a more timely manner.
If you’re thinking to yourself, “If these apps are making a profit, Reddit deserves a cut!” we do agree. What we take issue with is that their API is being valued at 10-20x over what other similar services do, to the point where almost every app has released some kind of statement that indicates these changes will kill their apps. I could link to more statements like that, but you get the idea.
Before you ask “why can’t they just run ads to offset those costs”, Reddit has already decided this will not be an option for third party apps. One thing to be aware of as well is that even if a third party app manages to survive July 1st through a subscription based model alone, those apps will not have all the same content as the Official App. Namely, despite paying for the privilege of having a choice, NSFW content will be unavailable and invisible to those users.
If you’re thinking "well, I'm fine, I only use the mobile website via my chosen mobile browser" (chrome, mozilla, etc), you should be aware that Reddit has already been testing functions which eliminate mobile web browsing, and there is no guarantee that your preferred method of using Reddit won’t be next.
Limiting user choice, charging exorbitant and predatory fees, and refusing to communicate, are all significant problems that the BoRU team takes issue with. However, the one we find most egregious is what this change will do to members of Reddit’s blind community.
How are blind Redditors impacted by this decision? In short, Reddit’s Official Apps leave a lot to be desired at best, and are barely functional at worst. The app on iOS has incorrectly labeled controls, doesn’t always work with swipe, and not all functions can be accessed. For blind moderators, it can be difficult to impossible to find the moderation functions necessary to moderate, and customizing layouts to better suit their needs or make the app easier to navigate is similarly difficult to impossible. Third party apps have addressed many of these types of issues because Reddit won’t, giving these underserved communities a voice that Reddit seems to have no problem taking away.
You might ask yourself how blind users navigated Reddit before there were apps, and the answer is that it didn’t always used to be this way, but it has certainly always had accessibility issues. In fact, discussions about accessibility have been going on for months, if not years. Just a few months ago, Reddit received a free consultation to make their mobile layout more accessible. Reddit did not follow up privately or publicly until the protest’s momentum started to build. Even after numerous, far more recent interactions with the Admin, there seems to be little progress or commitment concerning these issues. This type of interaction is exactly why we the BoRU mod team feel that Reddit is not making accessibility a priority.
Subreddits like blind are vital for the visually impaired in various stages of blindness, providing not just a source of communal support, but insights, strategies, and resources to navigate their new and changing lives. In the wake of Reddit's changes, subreddits like blind will be forced to go dark, leaving an already overlooked group without the invaluable support they both need and deserve.
These changes will also significantly impact volunteer run support subreddits such as transcribersofreddit and descriptionplease, which serve to allow visually impaired Redditors to read text images, and receive descriptions of visual content such as videos and images. These volunteers are indispensable to the blind community, because Reddit is the only social media website with no support for alternative text. As visually impaired Redditors are forced to use an app that is not designed with accessibility in mind, these communities will shrink, wither, and may cease to exist. (See this video for more details on this subject).
For many of us, third party apps are a choice or a preference, but they are an absolute necessity for the visually impaired. The homeswap team is of the opinion that pricing these apps out of existence before their own app is WCAG compliant is nothing short of passive discrimination.
The mod (there is just the one of me...) homeswap , and many others, feel that July 1st is an unrealistic timeline to make all the changes necessary to make their App accessible. At this point, the only reasonable course of action is for Reddit to publish a public list of key results that they are committed to addressing, and guarantee that third party functionality will be left unchanged until they do.
Here at homeswap we take steps to try and ensure our content is accessible. We ask our contributors to provide image descriptions and to transcribe text images. Sometimes transcribing those text images can take significant time, especially when those images are numerous multi-image text exchanges. Our OPs have never complained when we make that request, even though it is not an official requirement. We find it inexcusable that Reddit cannot do the bare minimum to ensure their visually impaired users have a voice and community. (This entire post was shamelessly stolen due to it addressing a large swath of concerns very adroitly. Please excuse some inaccuracies relating to homeswap specifically).
Frankly, disabled individuals are often expected to pay a premium for the same basic things everyone else uses and enjoys for free. Visually impaired Redditors deserve equal access, and even if third party apps survive, they will not receive it. Those users will not have access to all of the content and features that the rest of Reddit will. Remember, NSFW content will be unavailable to regular users on third party apps, and yes, disabled people like porn too!
So what does all this mean for /homeswap Some of our Mod team do use third party apps, both for casual browsing and for moderation. Others don’t. For us, this is not just about our personal preferences; it is about standing in opposition to ableism and making sure others have a voice.
We have had many comments and modmails asking about the position of the homeswap modteam (we actually haven't, please see above). We wanted to discuss these matters internally ourselves first, to make sure we were on the same page before we made any sort of announcement. Now that we have:
The mod team of /homeswap is in agreement that we should join the blackout on June 12th.
We are prepared to remain blacked out for a minimum of 48 hours. This means that no one will be able to access any homeswap content until the blackout is over. In standing up for the voices of others, however, we don’t want to strip away the voices of our community. So now we want to hear from you. If you support us in this decision, please share and upvote this post, and comment with your support.
How long will homeswap's blackout last? Pending further developments, after 48 hours we will reassess the situation, taking into account what new statements have been released, how the protest is evolving, and what our users want.
Please use the space below to provide feedback as to what this community wants. I'm all ears!
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2023.06.09 17:33 seek-VERITAS Delete Profile on macOS and Number Formatting Request

1. Deleting a profile on a Mac
I have looked at all available resources I could find, but have not successfully found a way to delete a profile using Joplin on macOS. I created a "work" profile to test the feature, but am trying to delete it as I don't actually need it. I've tried syncing to an iPhone but the other "work" profile does not show up under accounts on the iPhone app. The other thing I noticed is that when I changed "default" profile to "personal" on the iPhone app, it still shows "default" on the Mac. Why is this the case when it should sync across?
2. Number Formatting Request
I've seen this question asked on the Joplin Forum, but why is the numbering format not more intuitive like other note taking apps as well as word editing software? I also have noticed that it does not auto-populate a number list when you enter "1.". This seems like common practice as most other apps have this feature, but Joplin does not. Overall, I have really enjoyed using Joplin, but see it as trailing other FOSS note taking apps like Notesnook and Standard Notes when it comes to UI/UX. Is anyone aware as to whether or not these issues are going to be addressed?
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2023.06.09 17:33 Glasko_Drevil I didn't care for John (in the book at least)

I haven't seen the show so this is strictly speaking about my impressions on the character presented in the book.
Personally I liked the stranger in a strange land vibe I got from him initially, but after the party he refuses to attend he suddenly became very insufferable to me.
First Lenina, he basically claims love at first sight for her, and that he wants her as a wife, but it's very clear he doesn't love her. He loves the idea of a beautiful bride. Nothing wrong with that, but he openly disregards her life in New London, and her the way she was not only raised, but refuses to look at life through her eyes. When they admit they like each other, she does what she feels is natural, and in turn he mimics the conditioning he went through, violently yelling and shaming her and at one point striking her. Later when, what we assume is Lenina, comes to him at the end, he doesn't even hear her words. He just grows in fury and rage and whips her. This isn't love, this is subjugation of one ideal over the other.
Secondly his ideas about choice. I understand he is the stand in for humanities understanding that beauty is bred from misery, but he doesn't offer choice or understanding. When his friend laughs at Romeo and Juliet he doesn't try to explain the intended purpose of feeling behind the story, he shuts the book up and throws it in a drawer like a child having a tantrum about a TV show. When he tries to live independent of the government and people take an interest he lashes out with violence. He had the opportunity and tools to get his message about choice out, but instead attacks those who could lead his own flock to him for teachings about living off the land.
Third his self inflicted punishment. This just shows how not understanding the context of a ritual, artistic piece or anything else leads to invaluable suffering. Maybe I'll admit bias here as an atheist, but committing to the whipping just came out as the worst kind of self importance.
I agree manufactured happiness at the cost of free will is a tragic insidious malicious existence to be under, but John presents the choice of all of nothing. His conditioning was one of cruelty and judgement, so I don't claim he is badly written, but I wish the book had given the real choice. The one where you can pick and choose what you want from each way of living. In many respects the island seem like the answer.
Anyways the book was great, but I really wanted to get my thoughts about how I feel, personally, about John out. Especially when I see the character we're supposed to relate to act with no empathy, perspective or understanding.
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2023.06.09 17:33 Better_Ear_1804 Sensitive stomach issues

Sensitive stomach issues
My girl has been having tummy issues in the morning. We typically feed her a snack later in the evening to help with this. She basically just gets hungry and tummy start’s gurgling to the point she doesn’t want to eat. We’ve tried new food, late night snacks, probiotics… we give her Pepcid when she refuses to eat. That does help. But I really want to get ahead of this and find something that really helps or figure out if there’s another step to take. Any recommendations on food? Anyone else have this issue and know if it’s a deeper issue? We have gone to the vet and so far they haven’t suggested X-rays or anything of that sort.
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2023.06.09 17:33 PM_TITS_GROUP My proof that the center is the intersection of centralizers

The proof online looks more detailed and proofs one set is contained in the other and vice versa, mine is more direct but I'm wondering if it's correct or if I missed some detail because I don't find these concepts very intuitive
Z=center of group G
C=intersection of all C(g_i), centralizers of element x_i in group G for all i
Definition of center:
x is in Z iff
xg=gx for all g in G
Next, suppose some x in G is in the centralizer for element g_1, C(g_1), by definition this means x g_1 = g_1 x.
Similarly if it's in C(g_2), x g_2 = g_2 x.
We know C is the intersection of all C(g_i), so for x to be in that set, it has to be in all the C(g_i), meaning xg=gx for any g. But that's the same as the definition of the center.
This looks fine to me so why does it take me longer to fail to decipher the real proof than to write this? Just unintuitive explanation or did I miss something in mine?
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2023.06.09 17:32 kkb2021 Don't do what I did

I've been taking this since Nov, down twenty pounds with no other changes and minor occasional nausea, which is great. Finally ready to do this properly with no booze and adding exercise, but between a shortage and going on vacation, I was off for three weeks. Started back at 7.5 rather than 10 and have been miserable for two days! Constant nausea and of course no food then vomiting up buckets of water after sipping it all day. Apparently I'm not even absorbing water, wth? Trouble sleeping because my usual sleep meds couldn't make it past, neither does ibuprofen or even prescription anti nausea. Sucking on ice chips to prevent dehydration, this stuff is no joke so don't play around!
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2023.06.09 17:32 Usagim00n WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH US?????

I am consistently aware of the fact that I am a woman in this country , everything else that I am comes secondary to the fact that I am a woman . Because I wake up and decide what to wear and that is being a woman , deciding to wear something comfortable and gender neutral is a political move , wearing something girly is pandering to the male gaze OR EVEN WORSE "empowering" i mean What The Fuck is empowering about wearing a skirt?? or a shirt with a little cleavage? also WHY IS MY BODY INHERENTLY SEXUALISED FOR WEARING A SKIRT OR SHOWING A LITTLE OF MY CHEST???? Wearing something Traditional is conservative and sati savitri ,,, I DONT WANT TO BE ANY OF THESE THINGS!! I DON'T WANT TO BE TRADITIONAL, I DON'T WANT TO BE AN EMPOWERED FEMALE AND I DON'T WANT TO BE ALTERNATIVE . Why!??!? is everything a woman does categorized as something? we're cute nerds or hot goths or pure virgin trad wives or ugly unfuckables for being fat or having unconventional beauty ,, and what also is this obsession with beauty?? If I'm fat I'm still supposed to be pretty if I'm skinny I'm still pretty if I'm not dressing cool i can Be Pretty with a little effort WHY SHOULD I EVER BE PRETTY? I DON'T VALUE BEING PRETTY I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT BEING PRETTY.
Men in the internet have the audacity to bitch and moan about how hard it is to be a man because they're expected to be bread winners and can't get custody of children and there's false rape allegations and women keep lying and making up shit to destroy mens lives. Let's fucking talk about why these systemic failures exist in the first place ,, because Women weren't and most places in india still aren't allowed to work , Men are historical terrible caregivers to children and most false rape cases in india are perpetrated by FAMILY MEMBERS not the girls themselves. Higher class families trying to ruin the lives of lower class men because that's still a thing :D !!!! I don't hate men , but I am fucking sick of some of you pretending that women have it better for any reason And I am so routinely dissapointed with women in this country . Especially the well educated , financially secure metro city dwelling lot of you all. Dissapointed for the way that you continue to protect and cover for bad men . Cover for your families for their "traditional" ways when they demand dowry or expect the women to eat after the men or when your brothers beat their wives or make them change their lives after marriage and you fucking say nothing to them but go on the internet and claim you're a feminist. Female infanticide is still a thing in this country, did we forget? And can we talk about how India is rated as the number 1 most dangerous place to be a woman by the reuters foundtion , literally NUMBER ONE !!! 😂🤩 WOW WE BEAT NORTH KOREA AND FUCKING AFGHANISTAN!!!
What do we have to be patriotic or proud about??? this is a country and culture that hates us. that automatically treats us as second class citizens and we just take it and excuse all this shit because in some religions we're considered goddesses and we're "allowed" to work and vote and We had a woman president and prime minister as if that says anything about the state of women in this country. Put on a pedestal and treated like dolls when we're upper caste and fair and virgins degraded and trampled when were anything else . , If we dare to have our own ideas and emotions beyond happy to serve and obey at all times. Why the fuck aren't we rioting every single day?????? We are weak cowards . Who are complacent in the system , the us who are fortunate and at the top and able to read english and use the internet we are the most complacent because we know better but this indifference settles in our bones because we arent as affected on a daily basis . The worst of it is i cant wear the clothes I want outside and my family expects me to cover up when men come to the house and I have to clear up and help in the kitchen when we visit other family and my boss treats my opinion like it doesnt matter till a male colleague says the same thing which is my privilege!!! Which is nothing compared to the reality of most women in this country who are susceptible to so!much!worse! Doemstic violence is still fucking rampant !! atleast there's one thing to join us between classes and castes :D hey! we're all getting beaten up by our husbands and families ! we have so much in common !!!
I feel nothing these days when I hear about the latest woman whos body has been desecrated and chopped up by her angry lover. I feel nothing. Dissapointed but not surprised. give it a week theres going to bw another one. This violence against us , why have we started to accept it??? i see so many comments saying " hey this is the reality of women in india we must accept it" WHY WOULD I ACCEPT IT??????? WHEN THAT COULD BE MY MOTHER OR MY BEST FRIEND TOMORROW?????????
I am sick of us , our complaceny , I want so much more for us. Real justice and equality but fuck. I don't know how to get it when no one else cares enough to be angry.
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2023.06.09 17:32 DoneApologizing Only Us

You know he is upset with me, right? He won’t say it, but I know him. But it’s the chance I took because I wanted him to know how I felt about you.
It’s likely I’m not going to see him this summer. I’ll be disappointed, but that’s ok because I’m glad I finally told him the truth about you. It felt so good to say it out loud.
And if by chance he does, and I see him, this stays between us, he doesn’t need to know any of it. If he asks, I’ll say the feelings are the same. That’s all.
May I ask…whatever happens this point forward, no one needs to know about this, about us. And if possible maybe we can take steps forward and start to trust one another. I would love that, wouldn’t you? I don’t want to have conversations about you with anyone else. I only want that conversation to be with you. Only us.
It might be a long road ahead of us. It’s not going to be easy, but all tears and heartbreak would be worth it if I can have you by my side again. I would go to the ends of the earth to make that happen.
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