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2008.03.27 06:37 Texas

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2023.05.30 05:31 United-Fly5914 Lawsuit and business failure. Chapter 7?

I was an owner operator truck driver and could not stay profitable. I used credit cards to keep going during COVID and when fuel prices spiked after the Russia invasion. Combined with major repair bills for the truck, I couldn't keep going and shut down last month. Have about $20k in credit cards. I am also getting sued for breaking a lease on a commercial building I used to store the truck and parts about 5 years ago. They want $24k + fees and court costs. The plaintiffs attorney will not even talk about a settlement.
So I'm in about $44k deep.
The truck went to auction and will bring about $12k. I have moving expenses and back taxes that the money will go to. Anything left I intended to use to get a newer car because my Kia is falling apart.
No assets and I'm broke. I don't own any property other than an old car and some furniture.
Texas has a $50k personal property exemption, which I won't even get close to. Selling everything else I own would not even bring $10k.
So considering more than 50% of my debts are business related and I have no ability to pay them back, and my income was only $18k last year, am I a good candidate to file for chapter 7?
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2023.05.30 04:45 jenjen1620 More Halloween and some fall from scentsgalore on IG! 🍁🎃

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2023.05.30 04:29 Spedometer5589 Nmom relays information horribly

These issues are small but mighty. Unfortunately I’ve been stuck at my parent’s house as my husband was sent away due to military service before we could find a place for us to live. I have an okay relationship with my dad and a strained relationship with my mom. My relationship with my mom is very surface level.
My mom can never relay information back to you if her life depended on it. Today specifically pissed me off because I made Father’s Day plans for FATHERS DAY on June 18th. I mentioned these plans yesterday to give her a heads up for JUNE 18th. Today is Memorial Day I went out to see what was open, I come back to my parents dressed and ready to go. She told dad to get ready today and that I had Texas Roadhouse reservations on Memorial Day weekend.
He was so excited and he’s happy that I’m making plans for Father’s Day. She said to him something along the lines of “OPs dad get ready, OP and I have plans for Father’s Day today.” but it pissed me off how she’s not even the person making the plans but she feels the need to order people around and STILL get the details wrong. She literally doesn’t have to do anything, I’m planning this, it’s not for another few weeks, Father’s Day IS NO WHERE NEAR Memorial Day and she fucks it up for everyone.
Another time she made a convo about money really uncomfortable. I’m a full time student with a part time job. She grew concerned about me working too much and asked me if I needed money. I said no and that I didn’t want to burden her and dad with that. She assured me that they had plenty of money and that they could pay for my school (even though they’ve never offered to help before).
I asked her verbatim “So you’re telling me if I broke both of my legs right now and I couldn’t work anymore you would be able to help pay for the rest of my time at the university?” And she confidently said “yes of course”
A week later my dad approached me in the garage offering me money because “mom told me you needed it” I said no and relayed the convo that mom and I had. He has no idea where she got the notion (from what I told him) that I was asking for money.
It’s just annoying, I already don’t tell her anything but I guess I have to deduce my communication technique with her to 1-2 sentences at a time and post it notes around the house because she will twist or screw up everything I tell her.
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2023.05.30 02:10 nosotros_road_sodium 'We're being given scraps': Texas teachers say Legislature is falling short on pay increases

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2023.05.30 01:53 bethecat How could the series end (in line with current reality and no dream sequences/alternate histories) in the most upsetting and unsatisfying ways?

The clear starter is one of the trucks heading south, carrying Rip and at least Teeter, getting into a horrific accident with Teeter dying and Rip paralyzed. The cattle safely arrive in Texas, but Beth's obvious tailspin due to Rip ensues, rendering her unable to make the business shift into the meat business, and the cost of the land lease drives the ranch into disarray.
The pressure of being in charge at the time of Yellowstone's final fall eats at Kayce, in turn destroying his relationship with Monica as he blames her for not trusting his vision and encouraging him. After a hate fueled argument, he takes solace in another woman's arms, getting her pregnant.
The feds somehow find proof of the wolf kills being done on Dutton land, and John uses his last connections and power to call in favors, only to find they've dried up. Jamie is successful in having John removed from office and having himself elected interim.
As John, atop his horse, watches as Jamie departs on a private plane headed towards DC, taking off from the freshy laid runway, we pan to the main house surrounded by construction vehicles with signage boasting the future home of the "Yellowstone Executive Conference Center, a Market Equities Offering", then to an aerial shot of the valleys and mountains before fading to black.
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2023.05.30 01:38 bunoo2 Kayak upgrade recommendations/input

Kayak upgrade recommendations/input
I currently have a Future Beach Cayman 124 that I’ve used for mainly bass fishing in central Texas. I got it for $180 off marketplace and have used it a ton the past year. Now that I have learned I really do enjoy kayak fishing, I was looking for an upgrade. I’m 6’1” 180lbs so a more slender build. My current kayak is pretty cramped and not as stable as I’d like. I have a Magellan kayak seat upgrade but it gets uncomfortable and my legs fall asleep. I currently have a Chevy Colorado that I just put the kayak in the bed. I can’t use a trailer since I have nowhere to put it.
I’ve been looking into getting a used Ascend 12T. Mainly the actual chair you get and from what I’ve read it’s more stable. But I don’t know of all the brands and such that might be worth the money. I’d like to keep it under $800. Any info would be appreciated.
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2023.05.30 01:30 Novemberx123 Does every restaurant have a crazy amount of sodium in the food?

I went to Texas roadhouse and got a baked potato and a steak thinking it was healthy. When I looked up the nutrition, the baked potato had 2,000mg of sodium in it. In a baked potato that had no salt. How does that make any sense?? The steak are like the only items that have barely any sodium. Are there any restaurants that aren’t packed to the brim with sodium? Sodium gives me a bad headache if I get too much of it.
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2023.05.30 01:10 PTN_Mission_Alerts P.T.N. TRADE MISSION: P.T.N. News - Trade mission - P.T.N. TEXAS ROADHOUSE T9L-N5N - 29 May 3309 23:09 UTC

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2023.05.30 00:41 giveithell Minimizing out-of-pocket costs in Texas

I have a bronze ACA plan in Texas with low premiums but where I pay 100% of costs until a high deductible is met (about $9000). I was hoping not to use the plan at all, but I have been having chronic issues and plan to return to TX with the intent of seeing specialists (traveling outside the state since Jan 1). I think it's possible I would reach the max OOP quickly.
I'm trying to understand my options. I believe I could:
a) Try to find a way to pay the deductible. The easiest way would be to get a job, but my health problems are currently a substantial impediment there.
b) Move counties and re-enroll into a plan with greater cost sharing. Not ideal as that means more waiting to see docs plus everything else that comes with moving.
c) Qualify for charity forgiveness? Can I even quality given that I have insurance? This is the option I have questions about.
A hospital in my network covers 100% of bills when income is below 2x the poverty rate. This year, my income will definitely be below that (but above $0), but last year my income was above cutoff for any assistance (4x the poverty rate). I'm not sure I could prove my low income until after I file taxes in 2024. By then, the bills may be in collections.
Plus I'm not sure which bills would qualify. If I see my PCP at the hospital, does that bill fall under the hospital's charity policy? What if I get an MRI and radiologist bills separately? When my dad had ER visits a few years, he had bills both from the hospital and separately from the MDs via a company in Ohio (even though he was in Texas).
I guess my questions are: Can I quality for charity forgiveness? Is it possible to delay income verification into the next year? And what bills incurred for care received at a hospital might be excluded from charity policies?
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2023.05.30 00:30 stevetheclimber OPENING the /r/Mindcrack Time Capsule of 2022!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the annual peak back into the past!
It's been another year since the 2022 capsule was posted, and for the 9th time we'll be unpacking all sorts of info that was stored away in this annual tradition. Not only is this a great way to look back on what all changed over the last year, but the time capsule also serves as the most complete recap for the current state of Mindcrack and is the best way to see the entire group's recent overall activity with info not found anywhere else.
We'll be opening the ninth edition of the mindcrack time capsule from 2022. You can also find these frozen moments in time for every year going back to 2014 here: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. Now that all that's out of the way, let's officially open the 2022 time capsule!
Today is the 29th of May, 2022.

General Information

A current concise definition of Mindcrack is "A group of friends and content creators founded in 2010 who come together for gaming content and regular charity events primarily based on Twitch."
Mindcrack currently has 24 official members and around 18 VIPs/Friends active in the group, though there is no official list on who all is a Friend and the linked image is probably missing at least Darkosto and Sapphyrei. Mindcrackers and Friends essentially differ only in name.
The latest member to join officially was OMGChad on the 31st of October, 2014. The latest member to leave was BTC (BlameTheController) on the 12th of November, 2015. The latest Friend to join is difficult to determine, as most Friends have gradually become involved in the group over multiple years.

Charity

There have been nine full Mindcrack Marathons to date and a multitude of other charity efforts, both from individuals and the full group. In total Mindcrack has raised an incredible $1,950,563.23 for others through their group fundraising streams since 2013, of which $1,817,090.78 has been for the charity Extra Life (totals missing $0-5K). The latest full marathon was on November 8-14 and ran for 117 hours across a full week for the first time, raising a record $348,565.69 for Extra Life plus Twitch and merch revenue.
A complete list of all totals raised during Mindcrack group fundraising streams can be found here, the source message is pinned in the Mindcrack Discord and regularly updated.
The most recent fundraising event was held less than a month ago for Arbor Day and was Mindcrack's first time supporting Gone West, the UHC raised £6,161 for the company, helping plant over 1,125 trees for the planet. It's been mentioned that Gone West will return in future fundraising events. Mindcrack also raised $15,651.94 for Extra Life last month during the first spring marathon since 2019 which ran for 12 hours. It was followed up by Extra life United's return to Florida just over a month ago, Mindcrack had multiple attendees who also spent several days at Disney together where some of them unfortunately got COVID-19. ELU 2022 featured the return of the Minecraft Building Competition, and Pakratt led team Mindcrack to a 1st place finish against 6 other teams which included Aureylian.
The Mindcrack Patreon has now been supporting Mindcrack's charity efforts for over 2 years, allowing the marathon to grow in size and production quality. A new $10 tier was added in fall which gives monthly behind the scenes updates on charity events. Currently the Patreon has 413 Patrons pledging $3,626 per month, with 88 Patrons on the $25 tier, 1 on the $500 tier, and the rest split between $5 and $10.
Kurt's Far Lands or Bust journey has continued on as always, having just started Season 10 with Season 9 ending a couple months ago after close to a million blocks traveled in a year. He is currently at 5,765,878 blocks traveled towards the Far Lands as of March 28th, 2022, sitting at 45.9% of the way there. The latest episode was #829 on May 28th, 2022. The series has raised $472,939.92 for 7 different charities since 2011, with $4,470.00 raised during Season 9 for Rise Above The Disorder, and $4,600.00 raised for Equality Texas Foundation during the recent FLoB-a-Thon.
MCGamer and the Zeldathon Team have raised $3,064,623 for 11 different charities during their 32 charity events. The latest Zeldathon was Zeldathon Ascent which raised $176,843.00 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from December 26th to January 1st, and they just finished the smaller event Piece of Heart raising $20,120 for St. Jude at MomoCon from May 26th-28th. The next Zeldathon will be Zeldathon Daybreak, scheduled to start on August 2nd raising money for Direct Relief.
There's also a multitude of individual charity efforts in Mindcrack; several people in the group hold streams supporting their individual Extra Life campaigns, and there's frequently one-off streams for various charities, such as a few days ago where Justin, McLaffyTaffy, and MyLawyerFriend were in a D&D stream supporting St. Jude. A complete list wouldn't be feasible to collect, but their efforts are appreciated. In total everyone in the group have raised over $5.5 million for charity over the years.

Regular Series

The Mindcrack Podcast is hosted by Sevadus, Guude, and recently Soccer releasing two episodes every week, consisting of a public episode every Monday and a Patron-exclusive episode every Thursday. Additionally, Patrons at the $25 tier can watch the recordings live and discuss in the live chat. The latest public episode was S2E99 which released on May 23rd, 2022, and the latest premium episode was episode 99 released on May 26th, 2022. The 10 year anniversary of the podcast is just a few weeks away.
Cone, Kurt, and Zeekay host the podcast Ran When Parked which releases new episodes every other week, the latest episode was episode 78.
As of tonight Coestar's StreamADay is sitting at Day 3,099, and Phedran's daily streaming streak is on Day 1,702. Coe still holds the second longest daily streaming streak on Twitch.
There have been over 500 collabs within Mindcrack in the last year, but with Mhykol's Discord bot not posting VODs it's hard to track them and get specific numbers. In the last year Monday Group Games, Space Cops, and the Dads have gone on indefinite hiatus, so there's currently fewer weekly series than normal.
The following is a list of the more stable weekly collab series within Mindcrack currently:
  • Armo, Breon, Coestar, and Kingster play PUBG for Sunday Gunday every week, and PUBG also makes frequent appearances throughout the week with other squad combinations.
  • Pakratt's Vintage Story Tuesday with Honney and DireDwarf recently ended after 38 weeks, it's likely TFC Tuesdays in MC 1.18 will replace it in the near future.
  • Coestar and Guude's Two Bananas for Sale continues strong, playing games together or with Patrons every Friday night. Their most recent games include We Were Here Forever, UHC, Traitors in Salem, and Codenames. Their joint Patreon currently raises $625 per month thanks to 36 Patrons.
  • Arkas, Guude, Nebris, and Pakratt have recently returned after a long hiatus to play Divine Journey 2 every other Saturday and just passed their 7-year anniversary playing together.
  • Arkas and Cone just wrapped up another season of Cities Skylines, this one being a challenge to build the best city in 36 hours.

Servers

Season 9 of the Minecraft vanilla server is currently ongoing; Amethyst, Guude, his daughter Apple, Honney, Mookake, Pakratt, Phedran, and a multitude of $25 tier Patrons have been on in the last month. The current season started on December 11th, 2021, and the server is running on 1.18.2 with some extra plug-ins. For the first time the majority of Mindcrack is using shaders on the server in a client modpack with other QoL mods. This season has had approximately 765 hours streamed by Mindcrack so far. The most recent event on the server was the Spring Festival held on May 1st and 7th; Amethyst, Guude, his daughter Apple, Honney, Pakratt, and about 15 Patrons attended one of the two.
Mhykol hosts a server map at https://mindcrackmap.com, the map uses BlueMap which was used as a secondary map on the previous season.
The most recent full modded server was Crackpack Season 4, Mindcrack's 7th modded season which was active from November 2019 until January 2020. A more restricted Crackpack 3 server was active for 3 hours every week from May to October last year as part of Monday Group Games.
The Dadcraft Minecraft server reset at the start of December for 1.18, Arkas and Jaaski joined Chiblee, Coestar, Justin, and Pause with others and the server was active for about a month.
Adlington, Arkas, Cone, Dire, Doc, Kurt, Phedran, and VintageBeef all have fan servers for Twitch subs and/or Patrons.

Ultra Hardcore (UHC)

There have been 33+28 (Twenty-seven donation UHCs and S4b) seasons of Mindcrack UHC. There were 8 Mindcrack UHCs in 2021, the most since 2012 with 9 UHCs.
Breon, Coestar, ConeDodger, and Kingster are the winners of the latest UHC season, Season 33, which was streamed on the 26th of February, 2022.
Mookake and SethBling are the winners of the latest donation UHC, the 27th of its kind, which was streamed on the 30th of April, 2022 for Gone West.
PauseUnpause is the most deadly player in regular UHCs with 36 kills, and Coestar is the most deadly player in donation UHCs with 38 kills, having recently taken the lead from Arkas. Nebris and VintageBeef are tied for the most wins in regular UHCs with 9, and Guude and Kurt are tied for the most wins in charity UHCs with 7. (Latest UHC Stats by Guardax)
Seasons can be categorized as follows: 21 teams of four, 15 teams of two, 13 teams of three, 8 free-for-all, 2 PvE, 1 teams of five, 1 teams of ten.
UHCs have been becoming more frequent recently with renewed interest from the group and there's plans for even more in the future, starting with the first ever collaboration between VintageCraft and Mindcrack Patrons with a UHC next month on June 11th.

Individual Members

The table below contains current subscription, follower, and member data for the Mindcrackers' various social media accounts. Each number is hyperlinked to include an image of that member's account as it appears on this day for easy comparison of account contents, videos, and Discord channels:
Mindcracker Twitch YouTube Twitter Patreon Discord Size Discord Messages**
Adlingtont 2,889 35,200 6,405 9 ($71) 44 29,700
AnderZEL 286,781 532,000* 72,995 Twitch sub to join 4,160
Arkas 39,358 86,300*/383 25,712 447 51,640
Aureylian 148,698 267,000* 164,528
AvidyaZen 21,652 274* 353 78(new) 9,090
Coestar 62,880 110,000* 30,709 29 ($79) 1,554 1,943,640
Docm77 128,355 982,000 225,648 124 ($952) Patron only ?
Guude 45,651 366,000 95,260 Twitch sub only 875,670
JSano19 5,103 48,800 14,035 1 ($5) Patron only ?
Kurt 53,293 412,000 57,844 199 Patron or Twitch sub only 180,680
MCGamer 87,722 HIDDEN 36,934
Mhykol 15,793 53,000 25,336 154 17,280
Millbee 55,977 114,000 45,799 545 754,160
Nebris 20,809 134,000*
OMGchad 53,832 119,000*/1,390,000 32,816 2,047 34,920
Pakratt 102,661 50,200 20,929 562 351,980
PauseUnpause 151,562 HIDDEN 947 134,680
Pyropuncher 29,807 HIDDEN 48,857
SethBling 246,113 2,020,000 380,303 330 37,240
Sevadus 412,912 45,600* 57,420 1,875 45,810
Vechs 9,692 171,000 50,404 114 1,061 154,270
VintageBeef 28,405* 1,570,000/13,800/19,800* 197,020 251 Patron only ?
W92Baj 9,548 113,000 43,394 7 Patron only ?
Zisteau 55,408 340,000/981(new) 72,216 91 1,240 400,910
Mindcrack Network 70,390 153,000 50,044 413($3,626) 2,711 262,240
* indicates accounts that haven't been used in the last year ** Discord messages are all messages sent in default channels since server creation.
The following table is the same info for Friends that are content creators, though this isn't an official list so it may have extras and not be complete:
Friend Twitch YouTube Twitter Patreon Discord size Discord messages**
Amethyst 552 852
Breon 2,605 291 1,705 167 49,230
Chiblee 24,332 4,330(new)/1,540(new) 31,923 2,338 473,600
ConeDodger 5,598 9,340 1,423 160 Patron or Twitch sub to join/use 1,006,770
Dahl 458 21,400/25(new) 837 0 Patron to join 51,560
Darkosto 76,839 3,560 6,049 7,947 439,360
DireDwarf 18,335 4,730 3,104 5($56) 372 190,740
Drooo 346 11 446 54 21,150
HCJustin 66,741 13,500 19,144 29($178) Twitch sub to join 1,184,780
HonneyPlay 11,607 3,100 1,259 11 562(shared w/ Pak) 351,980
Jaaski 10,850 458* 2,694 606 220,530
Kingster 390 2(new) 20
Mookake 690 2,360* 244
Phedran 9,470 8,870* 4,900 52($388) 372 89,430
Ryuski 1,383 181 436 75 26,541
Sapphyrei(formerly OnlyBentley) 17,636 58(new)/129,000(old) 12,243 3($19)
Soccer 505 137* 251 Twitch sub to join 440
There are currently about 28 people part of Mindcrack that stream on Twitch regularly, and about 10 that upload to YouTube regularly.
In the last year there were approximately 30,813 hours streamed on Twitch by about 41 Members and Friends, with 2,483 combined hours streamed during last month. During that year there were 792 unique categories streamed, 4,294,294 total views, and 3,863,022 hours watched on Twitch which is equal to 441 years.
The most streamed games in order were Minecraft, PUBG, Escape from Tarkov, RimWorld, and Elden Ring. Minecraft had the most streamers with 37, most hours streamed with 6,278, and most hours watched with 713,580; the category Just Chatting was also among the most streamed and had the most views with 718,610.
Here's a chart showing monthly hours streamed by Mindcrack members from August 2015 to April 2022; here's a similar chart with Friends added from May 2020 to April 2022.
According to the Mindcrack website, the total YouTube subscribers across all official Mindcrackers is 9,042,471(+24,900 in the last year), the total number of videos is 71,787(+1,586), and the total views is 2,418,417,594(+36,497,698). The website hasn't been updated in years so the accuracy of those numbers isn't guaranteed.
The total member count across public Discord servers in Mindcrack is 25,526 which includes significant overlap(13,595 for just Mindcrack Members). In total there's been approximately 9,394,181 messages sent across all 33 servers including from bots, but I don't currently have Doc's or Beef's numbers which would push that number well over 10 million. Coe's server remains heavily active and is poised to be the first to reach 2 million messages in about 4 months.
SethBling is the most subscribed on YouTube with 2.02 million subscribers as well as the most followed on Twitter with 380k followers. Sevadus has the most Twitch followers with 412k followers. Darkosto has the largest Discord server with 7,947 members, and among the Mindcrack Members OMGchad has the largest with 2,047 members.

Subreddit

mindcrack has approximately 45,100 subscribers. Discord servers and Twitch chats are the primary places the active Mindcrack community's interactions are based, so the subreddit sees minimal activity.
The Moderator Team of mindcrack consists of 10 humans and 2 robots: GuudeBoulderfist, pakratt0013, stinusmeret, Zisteau, pajam, Lost-Chord, Compieuter, ArmoAram, stevetheclimber, emilythecool, MindcrackTwitchBot, and CrackBot / AutoModerator.
This is the subreddit today using old Reddit (Picture Version), and this is the same page using the redesign (Picture Version).
Here's the current flair selection, and here are the subreddit's traffic stats which are normally only viewable by mods.

Miscellaneous

Docm77 and VintageBeef are both also members of HermitCraft, and Arkas, Chiblee, Coestar, Jaaski, Justin, and Pause are all members of Dadcraft.
SethBling currently holds 2nd place for the Super Mario World 0 Exit speedrun with a time of 41.350 seconds. He also holds records for several speedrun categories he created, including SMAS+SMW All Five Games with ACE which he'll be running in this year's SGDQ in July, he currently holds a record of exactly 9 minutes for it.
On the IRL side of things several people in Mindcrack have gone through changes in life; in the last year, Guude and Jess got engaged, Cone and Paint also got engaged and announced they have a baby coming, and DireDwarf got married. There's also been multiple kittens and other pets, at least half a dozen job changes, and several moves, including Soccer living with Guude until earlier this month.
There have been no updates in the last year on Mindcrack's progress towards becoming a non-profit that's publicly been in the works for years.

Community Contributions

u/Omegatron9 has kept his spreadsheet and graphs on YouTube subscribers up to date.
The events of Mindcrack's first 10 years are covered in my History of Mindcrack written in 2020.
Some spreadsheets I have with stats:
Thanks to Guardax, Pellervo_page, and Ageofdune for providing Discord numbers.
And there we have it, another look back into the past is complete as we take a moment to reflect on how we got here amongst the never ending flow of time. Even in just one year there's been countless changes throughout the many people in Mindcrack, both good and bad, and it's easy to lose track of just how much happens with so many different people each living their own lives. Who knows what kinds of changes we'll see as another year passes and we open the 10th time capsule in 12 months.
The 2023 time capsule will be coming soon, there's a lot of info to collect so I'll be asking for help in the Discord, and anyone in the community will be welcome to add their own messages and info in the capsule. For the time being though let's focus on this capsule and all the changes that took place in the last year, and feel free to discuss any of them that stood out to you!
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2023.05.30 00:25 AxtonGTV I've got my table for one at Texas Roadhouse, what are you doing for memorial day?

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2023.05.30 00:24 Stickzy417 Is this an American Nursery Web Spider? (Cedar Falls IA)

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2023.05.29 23:35 Neat-Manufacturer837 Ash Juniper (cedar) bark question

Ash Juniper (cedar) bark question
Found in bark of downed cedar tree salvaged after small tornado- Johnson county Texas. Any help appre iated and TIA!
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2023.05.29 22:59 schwebelroom 3PMD Episode #321

3PMD Episode #321
https://preview.redd.it/5lqc5y1u3u2b1.jpg?width=1920&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=b45d0031091d8008a0c7ff64f4c605a7920eba7e
Youtube Live May 30th 2023 9:30p
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zoa-r_GVys0
Youngstown's 3PMD Podcast Episode #321
3PMD Episode #321

Topics

1: Black lives matters going ‘broke’
https://www.newsweek.com/black-lives-matter-risks-going-bankrupt-1802304
Black Lives Matter risks going bankrupt after running an $8.5 million deficit last year, financial disclosures indicate.
The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) saw the value of investment accounts fall by almost $10 million in the most recent tax year

2: Oath Keepers founder sentenced to 18yrs
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/oath-keepers-founder-sentenced-18-years-jan-6-seditious-conspiracy-cas-rcna85852
Stewart Rhodes the founder of the far-right Oath Keepers has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol following his conviction on seditious conspiracy.
\-FBI involvement? 
3: Tic Tok teen “Mizzy” handed a video ban after home invasion prank
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/tiktok-prank-ogarro-mizzy-social-media-stunt-home-invasion-court-b1083506.html
Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, 18, who is known on social media as ‘Mizzy’, is behind a series of spoofs including stealing a woman’s dog, ripping up library books and jumping into strangers’ cars. He filmed himself invading a family’s home & has apologized for the “stupid” stunt as he was handed a two-year video ban.

4: Part 1: Chicago street “parking scammers”
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/the-parking-scam/

An organized team of thieves on motorized scooters have been descending on side roads and Dan Ryan expressway exit ramps around Guaranteed Rate Field.
These men wearing yellow vests, stop drivers heading to White Sox games. They act like official parking attendants and push drivers into turning over $40.


Part 2: Man on date kills man over a $40 fake parking fee
Erick Aguirre, a 29-year-old man from Houston, Texas, allegedly shot and killed 46-year-old Elliot Nix, a fake parking attendant, on April 11, 2023, while on a date at the Rodeo Goat restaurant.01 Aguirre paid Nix $40 after he claimed he was the parking attendant and said it would cost $20 to park Aguirre and his date's cars. Witnesses saw the shooting unfold, and Aguirre was charged with felony murder. Aguirre returned to his date and told her "everything was fine," according to court records.

5 AITA: for cancelling the entire vacation when I found out that my stepdaughters deliberately hid my daughter's passport to get her to stay home?
https://www.reddit.com/AmItheAsshole/comments/13terws/aita_for_cancelling_the_entire_vacation_when_i/
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I planned a vacation and my stepdaughters hid my child's passport so she could stay home & babysit their kids.
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2023.05.29 22:50 London-Roma-1980 NON CONFERENCE MATCHDAY 10 RESULTS

Strap in, everyone, because we have a long road ahead of us. In addition to the NINE games between Top 25 teams, FOUR upsets happened. That's right, the Top 25 was below .500 in its entirety today. So let's see how they did it.
*****
#1 UCLA 90, #9 Syracuse 79. The key to beating a 2-3 zone is to shoot over it. Fortunately for the Bruins, they can.
Reggie Miller had 25 points and led an onslaught that included 13 three-pointers as the Bruins (10-0) took out the Orange (8-2) to maintain their winning streak, now at 47 games and counting.
"The shots were falling tonight," Miller said after the game. "We got what we wanted in terms of looks, and we got them to go in."
In addition to Miller's 5 three-pointers, Russell Westbrook had 3, Kiki Vandeweghe had 2, and Gail Goodrich, Kevin Love, and Jrue Holiday each had one. Syracuse, for their part, shot well, with Carmelo Anthony hitting six threes on his own to get to 22 total points, but it wasn't enough.
"They're #1 for a reason," Orange coach Jim Boeheim said.
#8 Michigan 68, #4 Duke 61. The Power Five have been cracked.
Michigan's defense held Duke to 29% shooting and Juwan Howard led the way with 16 points as the Wolverines (9-1) stunned the Blue Devils (8-2) before a court-storming crowd at Michigan Court.
"This is why you play the game," Howard said amidst a crowd of fans. "We shook up the world tonight. We wanted this one. You beat Duke, you've done good!"
Grant Hill led the Devils with 13 points, but the entire team struggled.
"We were cold tonight," Hill said. "Props to Michigan; their defense smothered us. Not much you can do."
#3 Kentucky 67, #2 North Carolina 64. Who do you call on when you have everyone? Someone's bound to be open, and such was the case here.
Louie Dampier found Devin Booker in the corner as time expired, and the Wildcats (9-1) stunned the Tar Heels (8-2) to send them to their second last-second defeat of the non-conference season.
"We ran a pick and roll off the ball to get [Michael] Jordan off of me and get me open," Booker said, recounting the final play. "Louie knew where I was, he got the pass off after driving for the double... everything just fell into place."
Both teams turned up the defense in this one. Dan Issel led Kentucky with 15 points, while Jordan led North Carolina with 13. Outside shooting was particularly hard to go by, as Booker's winner was only the fifth three-pointer of the game combined.
"We did almost everything right," Tar Heels coach Dean Smith said after the game. "Almost."
#5 Kansas 75, #14 Arizona 59. The top teams have shown anyone can step up at any time. Kansas proved it tonight.
Kirk Hinrich caught fire, getting 20 points with five three-pointers, as the Jayhawks (9-1) knocked off the Wildcats (7-3) to produce a potential future matchup with Kentucky.
"We've been seeing how other teams have done," Hinrich said. "It's important we keep winning. We want that last one seed when the dust settles."
Mike Bibby had 15 points, but also committed 8 turnovers as JoJo White's defense proved to be too much for him.
"I had a bad day," Bibby admitted. "This loss is on me."
Arkansas 90, #23 Iowa 83. Are they going to be ranked now? It's not certain what else has to be done.
Joe Johnson went off for 24 points and the full-court pressure held Fred Brown to 5 points as the Razorbacks (8-2) pulled off their second straight top-25 upset, this time knocking off the Hawkeyes (7-3).
"We're just going to keep playing the way we're capable of and we'll be in good shape," Johnson said. "We got off to a slow start, but now we're showing the world what we're capable of."
Don Nelson led the Hawkeyes with 18 points.
#12 Connecticut 92, #21 Alabama 80. A quick rise to the top by the Tide made people wonder if the SEC would have a wild race. Now, it looks like this Tide is receding.
Andre Drummond had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Huskies (8-2) to a big road win over the Tide (7-3) that may solidify them as favorites in the Big East.
"We had an advantage inside, and we knew we could use it," Huskies coach Jim Calhoun said after the game. "We needed this win, you know? A chance to show the Big East still goes through us."
Alabama attempted to turn up the pace against the big men of Connecticut, but Kemba Walker and Ray Allen were able to break the press on offense. On defense, super sub Richard Hamilton helped slow down the opposition, getting 4 steals in the second half.
Latrell Sprewell led the Tide with 18 points.
#9 Notre Dame 67, #17 DePaul 65, OT. Most of the game was a battle inside. But it was outside shooting from a very unlikely source that won the game.
John Paxson hit two three-pointers late in overtime to lead the Fighting Irish (8-2) to an overtime victory over the Blue Demons (7-3).
"All of our players can contribute," coach Digger Phelps told reporters after the game. "We hear a lot about Adrian Dantley and Bill Laimbeer, but we're a team of stars. We feel we can beat anyone."
With the game tied at 58 nearing the end of regulation, George Mikan looked to have won the game with a hook shot. However, before he could shoot, he was whistled for a three-second violation. Paxson's heroics in overtime then meant the difference.
"I lost track of time," a dejected Mikan said in the locker room. "I'm sorry, Blue Demon fans."
#25 Illinois 66, #19 Georgetown 56. Illinois coach Lou Henson wanted to focus on defense as much as offense. It's safe to say his team was ready to respond.
A focused effort held Allen Iverson scoreless on the day as the Illini (8-2) stunned the Hoyas (7-3) in a defensive struggle with neither team able to get open shots most of the day.
"That's what I was hoping for," Henson said after the game. "We wanted to get our defensive strength before we faced teams like Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota... I think today we showed we can win ugly as well as win beautifully."
Derek Harper, who led all scorers with 17 points, was the primary responsibility, but Iverson found himself constantly double-teamed with Donnie Freeman and Deron Williams. While Iverson did wind up with 9 assists, the shutout clearly bothered him, as he picked up a late technical foul arguing a no-call.
"We need to work on getting Allen involved more," Hoyas coach John Thompson admitted. "You can't just win inside in this game."
Cincinnati 81, #18 LSU 60. Maybe the adjustment from the AAC to the Big XII will be easier than we were led to believe.
Oscar Robertson had a triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists, while Jack Twyman had 21 points as the Bearcats (8-2) stunned everyone by trouncing the Tigers (7-3) in front of the Cats' home fans.
"That was an incredible win," Bearcats coach Ed Jucker said after the game. "They kept talking about their starting five, but today we showed you need a lot of depth to get anywhere. We got that depth and we got a chance to win it all. I hope Kansas is paying attention -- they're not sweeping us this season."
Defense also proved to be a big deal. Robertson and Nick Van Exel constantly switched off on Pete Maravich, holding the scoring machine to only 8 points on the day. Bob Pettit was able to take some advantage to score 17 points, but the Tigers had no help from the bench, as the Cats' bench outscored the Tigers' reserves 21-3.
"Gotta be more than the first five," center Shaquille O'Neal said after the game. "We can only do so much and if one of us is in trouble, we gotta get stepping up."
#15 Southern Cal 78, #16 Maryland 55. Don't sleep on the Trojans now. When they're going against teams in the second and third tier, they are deadly.
Bill Sharman led all scorers with 24 points as the Trojans (8-2) steamrolled the Terrapins (7-3) to make a statement about their goals for this season.
"We think we can steal a Final Four spot," coach Sam Barry said after the game. "Today proved we have the talent to do it. If the shots fall, we can beat anyone."
Gene Shue led the Terrapins with 13 points.
#6 Michigan State 61, #13 Texas 60. The Longhorns seem to be willing to live and die by Kevin Durant. The Spartans knew it when it mattered.
Draymond Green knocked away a pass intended for Durant on the final play of the game to preserve a victory for the Spartans (8-2) over the Longhorns (7-3) on the road in a critical matchup.
"We saw where they were going, we knew they had one big star and if we denied him, we didn't think anyone else could step up," Green said after the game. "I know how to beat Durant, we know how to win the game, and we're just that good."
Magic Johnson had 14 points and 7 assists to lead the Spartans. Durant, for his part, led all scorers with 21 points, but couldn't get the last two, as Avery Bradley's inbound was knocked away.
"Close isn't good enough in crunch time," Durant said to reporters.
NC State 74, #20 Minnesota 65. Last year, the Wolfpack were controversially sent to the NIT despite going 18-14 in the toughest schedule in the country. If they keep winning, they may take it out of the committee's hands when all is said and done.
JJ Hickson had 5 blocks of Kevin McHale on the day and David Thompson scored 20 as the Wolfpack (8-2) stunned the Golden Gophers (7-3) to pick up a road win.
"We deserve to be ranked, and we deserve to be in the [NIBL] tournament," Thompson said after the game. "We've said all year our goal is to be undeniable. If we qualify for selection, we're going to make sure they have to take us. That means winning a lot in non-con, and that's what we're doing."
With Thompson driving and causing collapses of the defense, the outside shooters also had their chances. Spud Webb and Tom Gugliotta hit three three-pointers each over the Gopher defense.
"This was a bad day," said McHale, who despite being blocked led the Gophers with 14 points.
Villanova 79, #24 UNLV 78. Villanova likes to play slower, while UNLV likes to speed it up. Villanova, it turned out, did just enough to keep the Rebels from getting the win.
Randy Foye had 20 points and Kyle Lowry blocked Ricky Sobers' last second putback attempt as the Wildcats (8-2) held off the Runnin' Rebels (6-4) to most likely knock the last mid-major out of the Top 25.
"Our backcourt carried this one," Villanova coach Jay Wright said after the game. "We wanted to show that Paul [Arizin] had backup, and that's what we were able to get. Everyone played their role, and we kept this team -- a very good offensive team -- to just enough to take the win.
On the final play, Sobers inbounded to leading scorer Shawn Marion (18 points). His three pointer was off the mark, and in the scramble, Sobers got the loose ball. He tried a quick shot to beat the horn, but Lowry was ready.
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HOW THE TOP 25 FARED
  1. UCLA 90, 7. Syracuse 79
  2. North Carolina 64, 3. Kentucky 67
  3. Kentucky 67, 2. North Carolina 64
  4. Duke 61, 8. Michigan 68
  5. Kansas 75, 14. Arizona 59
  6. Michigan State 61, 13. Texas 60
  7. Syracuse 79, 1. UCLA 90
  8. Michigan 68, 4. Duke 61
  9. Notre Dame 67, 17. DePaul 65, OT
  10. Indiana 83, Louisiana Tech 57
  11. Ohio State 87, Saint John's 59
  12. Connecticut 92, 21. Alabama 80
  13. Texas 60, 6. Michigan State 61
  14. Arizona 59, 5. Kansas 75
  15. Southern Cal 78, 16. Maryland 55
  16. Maryland 55, 15. Southern Cal 78
  17. DePaul 65, 9. Notre Dame 67, OT
  18. LSU 60, Cincinnati 81
  19. Georgetown 56, 25. Illinois 66
  20. Minnesota 65, NC State 74
  21. Alabama 80, 12. Connecticut 92
  22. Florida 63, California 60
  23. Iowa 83, Arkansas 90
  24. UNLV 78, Villanova 79
  25. Illinois 66, 19. Georgetown 56
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2023.05.29 20:23 jimbobbypaul Ranking the Top 131 FBS Programs of the Last 40 Years: 88. South Florida

Main hub thread with the full 131 rankings
I’m not sure how many people know this, but South Florida is still one of the newest programs in football, having played their first season in 1997. They quickly moved up to Division 1 in 2000, and have enjoyed solid results until the program tanked under Charlie Strong and Jeff Scott recently.

Best Seasons and Highlights

1. 2007: 18. South Florida: 9-4 (21.403) 2. 2016: 18. South Florida: 11-2 (20.264) 3. 2002: 23. South Florida: 9-2 (18.097) 4. 2017: 27. South Florida: 11-2 (14.048) 5. 2006: 31. South Florida: 9-4 (11.641) 6. 2008: 41. South Florida: 8-5 (5.130) 7. 2009: 45. South Florida: 8-5 (3.687) 8. 2001: 44. South Florida: 8-3 (2.101) 9. 2010: 45. South Florida: 8-5 (1.096) 10. 2015: 56. South Florida: 8-5 (-0.167) 11. 2003: 53. South Florida: 7-4 (-2.213) 12. 2005: 44. South Florida: 6-6 (-2.247) 13. 2011: 71. South Florida: 5-7 (-11.987) 14. 2018: 86. South Florida: 7-6 (-16.665) 15. 2000: 73. South Florida: 7-4 (-19.194) 16. 2004: 88. South Florida: 4-7 (-30.918) 17. 2019: 106. South Florida: 4-8 (-32.112) 18. 2014: 100. South Florida: 4-8 (-33.728) 19. 2012: 102. South Florida: 3-9 (-37.577) 20. 2013: 110. South Florida: 2-10 (-48.131) 21. 2021: 121. South Florida: 2-10 (-50.018) 22. 2020: 126. South Florida: 1-8 (-50.872) 23. 2022: 130. South Florida: 1-11 (-59.645) Overall Score: 8403 (88th) 
It’s actually pretty amazing that South Florida has a winning record in the FBS. They’ve gone just 8-37 over the last 4 years (134-98 if we don’t include them). Nearly 50% of their seasons have had 8 or more wins, and they produce about 3 NFL players every 2 years. Very solid program who’s having a rough patch, but could return to sleeping giant status soon. Notable NFL players include Jason Pierre-Paul, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Marlon Mack. Consensus All-Americans were DL George Selvie in 2007 and all-purpose Brian Battie in 2021, who returned 3 kicks for TDs, on just 20 returns.

Top 5 Seasons

Worst Season: 2022 (1-11 overall, 0-8 American)
Man, they’ve fallen far. On the bright side, they can’t fall much further than this. Head coach Jeff Scott was in his 3rd season, and ended up going just 4-26 in his (almost) 3 years with the Bulls. It wasn’t totally his fault, he had to clean up the mess Charlie Strong left behind, and while there were signs of improvements, but they weren’t winning close games, usually an indicator of poor coaching. USF lost 28-31 to #18 Florida, 24-28 to #24 Cincinnati, and 39-46 to #22 UCF, so it wasn’t like the Bulls were totally destitute. Former Baylor QB Gerry Bohanon, who led the Bears to a 12-2 record in 2021, started the first 7 games, throwing for 1070 yards 6 TD 6 INT with 386 rushing yards and 3 TD on 6.4 YPC. Backup Byrum Brown flashed potential, throwing for 5 TD 1 INT with 5.8 YPC on the ground. This team didn’t win a game against an FBS opponent, as they beat Howard 42-20. They were the 2nd worst defense in the nation giving up 41.2 PPG, but scored a respectable 28.0 PPG.
5. 2006 (9-4 overall, 4-3 Big East)
Remember QB Matt Grothe? That’s a throwback name. The freshman QB took over in 2006, in USF’s 2nd year in the Big East. USF played fine throughout the year, the season going about as expected after a 7-4 start. A game at #7 West Virginia to play Pat White and Steve Slaton seemed like a guaranteed loss, but at least USF was going bowling. On the contrary, the Bulls shut down the WVU spread offense, winning 24-19 in a huge upset. This would start a few years where the Bulls consistently terrorized West Virginia, beating them 3 times over the next 4 years. USF dominated the bowl as well, beating East Carolina 24-7. The season was an announcement that the Bulls were coming, with a young talented QB, plenty of potential being in a BCS AQ conference, and being located right in the middle of a recruiting hotbed. Grothe completed 64% of passes for 2576 yards 15 TD 14 INT, and ran for another 622 and 9 TD. The defense was very good as well, giving up just 16.9 PPG. Momentum was building for 2007.
4. 2017 (10-2 overall, 6-2 American)
When the Big East broke up in 2013, USF ended up in the American, a non-Power 5 conference. They made the most of it, at least initially. 2017 USF entered the year at #19, coming off an 11-2 year, and looked to compete for a New Years 6 bowl with new coach Charlie Strong. This team featured senior QB Quinton Flowers, arguably the most electric player in college football. But despite all the talent and expectations—the team’s performance on the field was underwhelming. They started 7-0, but only moved up 2 spots to #17 because of their play. In week 2 they were tied 17-17 with Stony Brook in the 4th quarter, and beat up on mostly weaker competition, with their toughest opponent having been Temple. They did get their first ever win over a Big Ten school though, beating Illinois 47-23. With a 34-28 win over Tulane, USF set the AP era record for most consecutive 30+ point games, with 24 straight, beating 2011-12 Oregon. Fast forward to the end of the season and USF was 9-1 and #22, facing #13 UCF in the War on I-4. Despite everyone overlooking USF (9.5 point underdogs), Quinton Flowers did EVERYTHING he could, throwing for 500+ yards and rushing for 100+ yards and 5 total TD. Still, UCF won 49-42 on a last minute kickoff return TD. USF still finished the year with a respectable 38-34 win over Texas Tech to finish 10-2 and #21 in the AP Poll.
Flowers threw for 2911 yards 25 TD 6 INT, with 1078 rushing yards and 11 TD on 5.5 YPC. He finished his career as USF’s all time leader in total yardage (11,796). There was talent around him as well—RBs Darius Tice and future NFLer D’Ernest Johnson split time, combining for 1739 rushing yards and 18 TD. Marquez Valdes-Scantling was the leading receiver with 879 receiving yards as well as 108 rushing yards.
3. 2002 (9-2 overall, Independent)
This was USF’s 2nd full year in the FBS, and they definitely came ready to play. They opened with 30+ point wins over both FAU and NIU. After getting blown out by Arkansas, they held #2 Oklahoma to just 239 yards in a 14-31 loss, maybe the Bulls’ most impressive defensive performance of the season. They wouldn’t lose a game afterwards, winning one-possession games against North Texas, Southern Miss, and Memphis. Despite a 9-2 record with wins over Urban Meyer’s 9-3 record Bowling Green, Sun Belt champion North Texas, and one of the top C-USA teams in Southern Miss, USF was not selected for a bowl because of their Independent status. Pretty insane, as I had them as the 23rd best team that year. QB Marquel Blackwell had a great senior season, throwing for 2590 yards 18 TD with just 3 INT, and ran for 5 more TD. The defense gave up just 18.5 PPG and featured future NFL players LB Kawika Mitchell (2nd round pick), DE Shurron Pierson (4th round), and DB J.R. Reed (4th round).
2. 2016 (11-2 overall, 7-1 American)
QB Quinton Flowers and coach Willie Taggart announced themselves to a national audience in 2016. Picked to win the AAC East, USF came in with offensive firepower, beating Syracuse 45-20 in week 3 and losing 35-55 to #13 Florida State a week later. An 11-2 season included wins over #22 Navy, 8-5 Memphis, and South Carolina in the bowl. USF had the best Group of 5 offense in the country, averaging 43.8 PPG with a stacked backfield of Flowers and RBs Marlon Mack and D’Ernest Johnson. Flowers won AAC POTY, throwing for 2812 yards 24 TD 7 INT, with 1530 rushing yards and 18 TD on 7.7 YPC!! Mack put up a 1st Team All-AAC season, rushing for 1187 yards and 15 TD on 6.8 YPC, while Johnson added 836 yards and 13 TD from scrimmage. Even the receiver room was stacked, with future NFL draft picks Rodney Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Taggart turned the great season into a job at Oregon, and the rest is history.
1. 2007 (9-4 overall, 4-3 Big East)
Every die-hard college football fan knows the 2007 Bulls. In just their 11th year of existence, they were #2 in the country. In fact, 5 of the 6 computers that made up the BCS ranking had USF at #1. So how did it happen? People thought USF would be good heading into 2007, but not this good. After beating Elon in week 1, they headed to Auburn to face the 17th-ranked Tigers. LB Ben Moffitt recalled the experience and how USF wasn’t perceived as a threat to fans: “It’s a weird experience. You ride the bus in, and they’re all waving at ya, and they’re all, ‘Good luck, good luck.’ I was like this is different, but OK.” Later in the night, down 20-23 in OT, QB Matt Grothe fired a game winning TD on 2nd and 9 to walk out of Jordan-Hare with one of the upsets of the season thus far. Now ranked #23, USF disposed of another Power 6 school in North Carolina, 37-10. That set up a home game against #5 West Virginia, with the Mountaineers looking to get revenge for last year on their way to a national title. Media members recall the crowd being so loud that night that the ground shook underneath their feet, in a 21-13 USF upset victory, to beat a top 10 Mountaineer team for the second straight season.
Suddenly, USF was thrust near the top with college football royalty, moving 12 spots up to #6. After spanking weaker opponents FAU and UCF, they had made it all the way to #2. In the country. A frusturating Thursday night game against Rutgers saw the Bulls squander a 7 point lead toward the end of the 1st half, and commit 10 penalties in a 27-30 loss. USF would fall off a cliff afterwards, losing consecutive games to UConn and Cincinnati to fall out of the Top 25. They finished strong though, averaging 48 PPG in their last 3 wins against Syracuse, Louisville, and Pitt to finish 9-3. There were rumors that the USF players were hungover for the Sun Bowl against Oregon, but the rumors turned out to be unfounded, the truth lying in the talent of first year Oregon OC Chip Kelly, who changed up his game plan to avoid USF Consensus All-American DE George Selvie. The Ducks won 56-21, and RB Jonathan Stewart ran for a Sun Bowl record 253 yards.
USF finished the year 9-4 and 4th place in the Big East. While they finished unranked in the AP Top 25, I had them at 18th for impressive wins over West Virginia and Auburn. Matt Grothe had another fine year, throwing for 2670 yards 14 TD 14 INT, with 872 rushing yards and 10 TD, and would go on to be USF’s all time total yardage leader. DE George Selvie put up a 1st Team All-American season with a whopping 14.5 sacks and 17 TFL. Overall, this was a pretty stacked team. 8 players were drafted, including 5 picks in the first 3 rounds.

5th Quarter

15 years after being ranked #2 in the nation, USF is now in a weaker conference, has gone 4-26 the previous 3 years, and rival UCF has been invited to the Big 12. Where did it all go wrong for USF? And do you remember some of their players such as Matt Grothe, BJ Daniels, and Quinton Flowers? What do you remember about that #2 ranked Bulls team and the 2007 season?
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2023.05.29 20:15 jab136 Couple days late this week. Halts down again last week, but there was a volatility halt on Wednesday that seems to have glitched the system and still doesn't have a listed resume date or time.

Couple days late this week. Halts down again last week, but there was a volatility halt on Wednesday that seems to have glitched the system and still doesn't have a listed resume date or time.
Wednesday was the only day this week with more than 20 volatility halts. The 20 day average is still in the 90th percentile, but March 13 (238 halts on 53 tickers) fell out of the 50 day average on Tuesday causing a drop in that value, still very high, but not in the 90th percentile currently.
Ok, now on to my regular post...
Disclaimer due to recent issues in relation to brigading. I am simply attempting to provide a metric for market wide volatility as a possible alternative to other volatility indices such as VIX. I will talk about quite a few tickers other than GME, but that is simply an attempt to comment on odd or interesting behavior from those stocks that didn't match with the average. I am not advocating for or against any of those other tickers, simply attempting to give data and context for that data. I originally started looking at halt data when I got curious about which other stocks halted between Jan 27 and Jan 29 of 2021 to see if I could find a pattern or some interesting data that might be useful down the line.
For anyone wondering what use it is to have a volatility index or why an alternative to VIX could be useful, this comment chain from my post on December 26th 2022 gives a pretty good ELIA. Also, there has been a lot of chatter on and off over the last few years about VIX and I for one would love to have an alternative that it can just be compared to since more data is always better IMO.
VIX ELIA
Using education tag this week because of the glitched ticker.
Previous posts on this topic
An analysis of all of the stocks that halted in the first minute of trading on 1/24/23. (part 1 part 2)
Daily post about 12/9 with highest number of halts on a single ticker in over 2 years.
Recent daily tracking post with info about halts going way past 16:00:00 EST
NYSE halt tracking page is seeing some glitches (or possible just odd behavior) over the last few days. (Posted 9/30)
Market Wide Limit Up Limit Down (LULD halts) significantly higher than normal. Over 100 halts today on 28 different tickers. (posted on August 2)
An analysis of every stock that had an LULD halt between Jan 27 and Jan 29 of last year. (posted June 15)
Adding a further TLDR per mod request; LULD halts are volatility halts on a specific ticker that halts trading for a minimum of 5 minutes on that ticker. Several months ago I realized that the NYSE records all the halts that happen every trading day and save them on a website. So knowing this, I wondered if I could possibly find other tickers that had a significant number of halts between Jan 27 and Jan 29 of last year. When I looked at the data, I found a lot of the usual suspects and a few other tickers that hadn't really been discussed previously very much as possible swap basket stocks. I also found that, while the volume of halts did spike in that period last year, the highest period by far in the available data was in mid March 2020. So I theorized that halts are likely correlated to market volatility and may provide an alternative metric to VIX. There has also been some odd activity with resume times for some halts going significantly into after hours (halts typically resume by 16:00:01 EST at the latest).
Ok, now that that is out of the way, I have continued monitoring the NYSE page that tracks halts. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday all had halts going into the closing bell this week. Tuesday's halt resumed at 16:00:07, which is a couple seconds later than usual, but not enough to say much more about. Wednesday and Thursday both had halt resumes at 16:00:00 exactly, however there is a ticker from Wednesday that still doesn't show a resume time or date on the NYSE page. This hasn't happened since August of 2021.
There were three tickers this week with more than 10 halts this week, and all of them had at least 10 of those halts in a single day. One of them has two halts that started at the same time and neither has resumed yet.
LAESV (SEALSQ Corp) is a Swiss microchip manufacturer that had an IPO on Tuesday at $28.50. It then fell hard to close at $10.859 with 10 halts. Wednesday was volatile enough to trigger 5 more halts with a high of $26 and a low of $12.64. It has fallen back down to $14.731 at close on Friday. This volatility is pretty normal for IPOs so probably not too important.
MEOA (Minority Equality Opportunities Acquisition Inc) is a shell company or SPAC out of Texas. It has been trading for a while. It was supposed to have it's shareholders meeting on Tuesday, but it was postponed to Wednesday, then to Friday then again to Tomorrow. It closed Tuesday at $11.05, then rocketed to a high of $43.50 before falling down to $26.54 at the time of the halt. It has not resumed and no trades have been made since then. It had 15 halts on Wednesday.
QSG (QuantaSing Group Limited) is an education company out of China. It also had a very volatile day on Wednesday when it went from a close of $8.25 on Tuesday to a high of $28.99 before falling back to close at $19.00, with 13 halts in between. It halted one more time on Thursday and has been falling since Wednesday. It closed at $10.00 on Friday.
I am moving the table with halts that don't have official resume times up to the top of the post this week because of MEOA.
All tickers that have halted one day and not resumed until the next or don't have a resume date on NYSE page
Date halted Date resumed (duration in trading days) Ticker
11/26/2019 11/27/2019 (1) TKKSU
03/12/2020 03/13/2020 (1) CPTAG
03/12/2020 03/16/2020 (2) A-M-C-I-U
03/16/2020 03/18/2020 (2) AMHCU
03/16/2020 03/18/2020 (2) BDCY
03/18/2020 03/27/2020 (7) IBKCN
03/18/2020 03/19/2020 (1) SRACU
03/18/2020 06/04/2020 (54) PAACU
03/19/2020 03/20/2020 (1) ZIONP
03/20/2020 03/24/2020 (2) BPYUP
03/23/2020 5/7/2020 (32) WKEY
03/24/2020 Never resumed according to NYSE page, but I see data as late as December 1, 2022 on yahoo SMDY
03/24/2020 Never resumed according to NYSE page, but I see data as late as Friday on yahoo AFMC
03/24/2020 03/25/2020 (1) FLQM
03/24/2020 Never resumed according to NYSE page, but I see data as late as Friday on yahoo ESGS
03/24/2020 03/25/2020 (1) IQM
03/24/2020 03/25/2020 (1) PEXL
03/31/2020 04/01/2020 (1) MBNKP
04/03/2020 04/06/2020 (1) MDRRP
04/13/2020 04/14/2020 (1) TECTP
04/20/2020 06/17/2020 (41) PNBK
05/18/2020 Never resumed according to NYSE page, but I see data as late as August 2020 on barchart PMOM
06/04/2020 06/10/2020 (4) MLPO
11/13/2020 Never resumed according to NYSE page, but I see data as late as April of this year on yahoo CHPMU
12/14/2020 Never resumed according to NYSE page, can't find on yahoo or barchart so probably actually defunct MNCLU
03/24/2021 2 halts listed on same ticker starting at same time, one resumed 03/25/2021, the other never resumed HPR
08/19/2021 Never resumed according to NYSE page, can't find on yahoo or barchart so probably actually defunct LIVKU
05/24/2023 2 halts listed on same ticker starting at same time. Neither has an official resume time yet and the ticker has not moved since Wednesday so it is still halted. MEOA
I also track the ratio of total halts in a time period to the sum of the number of individual stocks that were traded during the duration of that period. The daily values bounced around a lot this week with a low in the 11th percentile on Friday and a high in the 89th percentile on Wednesday. The 5 day average was between the 50th and 70th percentiles all week. The 20 day average remained above the 90th percentile all week, but that is just the 5 days with a 5 day average above 100 from the beginning of the month remaining in the data. The 50 day average fell down to the 82nd percentile by Friday this week, which was kind of expected since 50 days from March 13 when there were over 200 halts in a single day was on Monday.
The daily, 5 day, and 20 day total halts are a simple sum (sum the tickers from the data for the daily, sum the daily totals for the multi day totals).
The Daily tickers with halts, 5 day total tickers with halts, and 20 day total tickers with halts only count any individual ticker once. If a ticker has 5 halts in one day, it still only counts as 1 ticker that day. If a ticker halts 3 different days it only counts as ticker in the 5 or 20 day totals. All of the percentages are actually percentiles and are calculated as percentile=100*(1-x/n) where x is the number of days with an equal or higher number of halts than the day being looked at and n is the number of days in the data (891 this week).
I am also including a table giving the cutoff values for 70th, 80th and 90th percentiles in total and unique halts for the daily, 5 day, 20 day, and 50 day averages. This value will change from week to week and be applied retroactively to all past dates.
Percentile target values
Percentile Daily total halts (value from last week) Daily Unique halts (value from last week) 5 Day average total [sum] 5 day average unique halts [sum] 20 day average total [sum] 20 day average unique halts [sum] 50 day average total [sum] 50 day average unique halts [sum]
70th 26 (26) 14 (14) 26.4 [132] (26.4) 10.8 [54] (11.0) 26.55 [531] (26.40) 9.30 [186] (9.30) 28.94 [1447] (28.92) 7.86 [393] (7.86)
80th 34 (34) 16 (16) 30.8 [154] (31.0) 12.6 [63] (12.8) 32.05 [641] (31.55) 10.30 [206] (10.25) 32.82 [1641] (32.24) 9.16 [458] (9.16)
90th 51 (51) 22 (22) 43.8 [219] (44.2) 17.4 [87] (17.4) 43.75 [875] (43.10) 13.40 [268] (13.40) 39.46 [1973] (39.24) 11.04 [552] (11.04)
Past 5 trading days actual halts totals
Date Daily total halts Daily unique tickers with halts 5 Day average [total] (percentile) halts 5 Day unique tickers with halts 20 day average [total] (percentile) halts 20 day unique tickers with halts 50 day average [total] (percentile) halts 50 day unique tickers with halts
05/22 20 (56.61%) 9 (40.63%) 22.6 (59.94%) 9.6 (58.34%) 50.25 (93.74%) 10.60 (82.61%) 39.44 (90.07%) 8.38 (75.11%)
05/23 18 (51.11%) 12 (61.59%) 20.8 (55.15%) 8.8 (50.69%) 50.05 (93.20%) 10.70 (83.59%) 35.04 (83.93%) 7.86 (69.75%)
05/24 48 (89.84%) 11 (54.18%) 26 (68.23%) 8.2 (43.89%) 50.35 (93.84%) 10.80 (84.23%) 35.14 (84.15%) 7.82 (69.08%)
05/25 18 (51.11%) 9 (40.63%) 26 (68.23%) 8.0 (41.76%) 59.95 (93.09%) 10.90 (84.45%) 34.82 (83.82%) 7.74 (67.30%)
05/26 7 (11.64%) 7 (23.39%) 22.2 (58.98%) 7.6 (39.11%) 44.45 (90.39%) 10.15 (78.51%) 33.90 (82.59%) 7.60 (62.72%)
Percentages in the following tables are calculated by dividing the column being looked at by the corresponding total number of trading days column and then multiplying by 100, this is not a percentile, but a percentage. All values between 33% and 66%) above the target (percent expected*1.33, or percent expected*1.66) will be bolded, all values 66% above the target and above will be bolded and italic.
Total halts comparisons
Time Frame Total number of trading days Number (actual percentage) of days above 70th percentile (expect 30% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 80th percentile (expect 20% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 90th percentile (expect 10% for all)
Since August 23, 2019 945 28.89% 19.05% 9.74%
52 weeks 250 42.00% 26.00% 11.20%
Since 7/29/22 213 44.60% 29.11% 13.15%
Unique halts comparison
Time Frame Total number of trading days Number (actual percentage) of days above 70th percentile (expect 30% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 80th percentile (expect 20% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 90th percentile (expect 10% for all)
Since August 23, 2019 945 26.46% 19.79% 9.74%
52 weeks 250 35.60% 24.00% 8.00%
Since 7/29/22 213 37.56% 24.88% 8.92%
5 day trailing average of total halts comparison
Time Frame Total number of trading days Number (actual percentage) of days above 70th percentile (expect 30% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 80th percentile (expect 20% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 90th percentile (expect 10% for all)
Since August 23, 2019 941 29.76% 19.98% 9.99%
52 weeks 250 46.00% 27.20% 13.20%
Since 7/29/22 213 52.58% 31.92% 15.49%
5 day trailing average of unique halts comparison
Time Frame Total number of trading days Number (actual percentage) of days above 70th percentile (expect 30% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 80th percentile (expect 20% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 90th percentile (expect 10% for all)
Since August 23, 2019 941 29.97% 19.98% 9.99%
52 weeks 250 35.20% 22.80% 6.40%
Since 7/29/22 213 37.09% 24.41% 7.51%
20 day trailing average of total halts comparison
Time Frame Total number of trading days Number (actual percentage) of days above 70th percentile (expect 30% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 80th percentile (expect 20% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 90th percentile (expect 10% for all)
Since August 23, 2019 926 29.81% 19.98% 9.94%
52 weeks 250 46.80% 32.00% 8.40%
Since 7/29/22 213 54.93% 37.56% 9.86%
20 day trailing average of unique halts comparison
Time Frame Total number of trading days Number (actual percentage) of days above 70th percentile (expect 30% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 80th percentile (expect 20% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 90th percentile (expect 10% for all)
Since August 23, 2019 926 29.91% 19.87% 9.94%
52 weeks 250 38.80% 20.40% 0.00%
Since 7/29/22 213 42.72% 22.54% 0.00%
50 day trailing average of total halts comparison
Time Frame Total number of trading days Number (actual percentage) of days above 70th percentile (expect 30% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 80th percentile (expect 20% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 90th percentile (expect 10% for all)
Since August 23, 2019 896 29.91% 19.87% 9.93%
52 weeks 250 42.40% 15.60% 5.20%
Since 7/29/22 213 49.77% 18.31% 6.10%
50 day trailing average of unique halts comparison
Time Frame Total number of trading days Number (actual percentage) of days above 70th percentile (expect 30% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 80th percentile (expect 20% for all) Number (actual percentage) of days above 90th percentile (expect 10% for all)
Since August 23, 2019 896 29.80% 19.98% 9.93%
52 weeks 250 32.40% 6.40% 0.00%
Since 7/29/22 213 38.03% 7.51% 0.00%
All tickers with halts in the last 5 trading days
Total number of halts Ticker Halts Monday Halts Tuesday Halts Wednesday Halts Thursday Halts Friday
3 MGRM 2 - - - 1
1 MNK 1 - - - -
1 MHUA 1 - - - -
2 FRES 2 - - - -
1 ADMP 1 - - - -
4 FISK 1 1 1 - 1
15 LAESV 10 5 - - -
1 KRBP 1 - - - -
2 MBOT 1 1 - - -
1 ESBA - 1 - - -
3 GGAAU - 1 1 1 -
2 RNAZ - 2 - - -
1 BIOC - 1 - - -
2 ROCG - 2 - - -
1 ARVL - 1 - - -
1 VGAS - 1 - - -
1 SGTX - 1 - - -
1 WH - 1 - - -
1 TYGO - - 1 - -
15 MEOA - - 15 - -
3 ZURA - - 3 - -
4 LAES - - 4 - -
1 ENVB - - 1 - -
3 SDA - - 3 - -
7 MEOAU - - 7 - -
14 QSG - - 13 1 -
1 JWAC - - 1 - -
2 IPDN - - - 2 -
1 TISI - - - 1 -
7 WLDS - - - 7 -
1 MDU WI - - - 1 -
1 RHE PRA - - - 1 -
2 LSXMB - - - 2 -
1 HTUS - - - - 1
1 ROC - - - - 1
1 ALAR - - - - 1
1 VSTM - - - - 1
1 PRST - - - - 1
It has been 213 trading days since activity spiked from 16 halts on 14 tickers on July 27 to 75 halts on 20 tickers on July 28. Just 2 trading days later (August 2) total halts broke 100 for the 4th time in my dataset (116 halts on 28 ticker on August 2).
No tickers that halted between Jan 22 and Feb 2 of 2021 had any halts this week. Here is the table with the halts on GME and the Headphone stock during the sneeze these two tickers get mentioned every week for obvious reasons on GME, but Headphone actually had more total halts and only 1 less day in a row with halts than we did.
Date GME halts Headphone halts
01/22 3 0
01/25 9 4
01/26 5 2
01/27 3 26
01/28 19 21
01/29 1 11
02/01 1 2
02/02 5 2
Historical top 10 days with most halts on a single ticker (3 entries from this year)
Date Ticker(s) with 31 or more halts Number of halts on Ticker(s) Daily percent change (close to close, from open to close, previous close to maximum/minimum)
02/10/2020 (leadup to pandemic) FMCIU (Forum Merger II Corporation Unit) 60 (+0.63%, -15.50%) but volume was super low so may not be accurate
06/08/2020 (Aftershocks of pandemic) HVT-A (Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. Class A) 59 volume too low to determine
03/12/2020 (pandemic) A-M-C-I-U (avoiding swapcorn filter) (A-m-c-i Acquisition Corp. II) 53 volume too low to determine
03/13/2023 (This year) WAL (Western Alliance Bancorporation) 46 (-47.06%, +102.64%, -84.88%)
12/09/2022 (recent activity) AMAM (Ambrx Biopharma Inc.) 44 (+1,007.59%, +288.03%, +1007.59%)
03/24/2020 (pandemic) IMAC (IMAC holdings Inc.) 42 (+1,025.26%, 147.50%)
08/02/2022 (recent activity) APDN (Applied Dna Sciences) 38 (+311.15%, +110.53%, +538.77%)
01/03/2023 (This year) JSPR (Jasper Therapeutics, Inc.) 38 (467.29%, 82.67%, 686.75%)
03/16/2020 (pandemic) MDIA (Mediaco Holding Inc.) 37 volume too low to determine
03/13/2023 (This year) FRC (First Republic Bank) 37 (-61.83%, +16.63%, -78.56%)
Here are the currently active tracking charts that I post and update every week. The last of the following charts (Ratio of total halts to unique halts) uses a simple sum of unique daily halts so it can double count the same ticker if it halted multiple days in that period, this is the only point in any of my calculations where 2 different halts on the same ticker actually count as 2 halts and not a single unique ticker halting, it still won't count multiple halts in a single day as separate halts, but a ticker like QSG would show 2 unique halts this week even though it had more halts than that on 1 of the 2 days it had halts.
52 week total halts
52 week unique halts
Current halts
Current unique halts
Total halts going back to 2019 for scale
Unique halts data going back to August 2019 for scale
Ratio of total halts to unique tickers
Total halts daily distribution
Unique halts daily distribution
Top 10 days with most tickers with halts since August 2019
Date Unique halts
03/18/2020 (Pandemic) 643
03/19/2020 (Pandemic) 572
03/16/2020 (Pandemic) 554
03/12/2020 (Pandemic) 474
03/09/2020 (Pandemic) 327
03/23/2020 (Pandemic) 279
03/20/2020 (Pandemic) 270
03/24/2020 (Pandemic) 252
03/17/2020 (Pandemic) 208
03/13/2020 (Pandemic) 200
Top 10 days with latest resume times (that still resumed the same day)
Date Latest resume time
03/13/2020 (Pandemic) 16:59:17 EST
11/18/2020 16:52:24 EST
11/2/2020 16:50:51 EST
04/9/2020 16:47:56 EST
02/17/2023 (Last month) 16:35:00 EST
09/30/2022 (recent activity) 16:23:15 EST
03/20/2020 (Pandemic) 16:21:29 EST
12/09/2020 16:20:28 EST
01/15/2021 (Sneeze) 16:20:14 EST
12/15/2021 16:17:29 EST
GME is still the only true play, I am not suggesting that anyone invest in other companies, I am simply tracking market halts as a metric for volatility.
Here are the plots for each full calendar year, as well as the 2 other periods where total halts broke 100 in a single day
2020 total halts
2020 unique halts
2021 total halts
2021 unique halts
2022 total halts
2022 unique halts
Pandemic crash total halts
Pandemic crash unique halts
Sneeze total halts
Sneeze unique halts
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2023.05.29 20:08 marsavenue Finished my first pair

Finished my first pair
After many months, I finally finished my first pair. The goal was not perfect but more of a step towards the next pair. I used to be a perfectionist but am actively working on changing that and getting projects done and enjoying the process instead. Also, I have two kids under 4 and that leaves me little time.
Process here: https://imgur.com/a/JWTd2F3
Quick facts: Roughly size 48/13US Uppers made from cheap, chrome-tanned leather I bought in Vienna at Leder Kolde for 26€/m2. I can absolutely recommend the place. They specialize in shoemaking leathers but also have a big selection of single rolls of leather for little money. While they’re very knowledgeable they were also patient and helpful with me. Lining is nice veg tan calf, also from Leder Kolde. The sole leather is from a local (overpriced) leather supplier. I’ll make a big order from Leder Kolde soon. Soles are Vibram 2060 from Panhandle leather in Texas. Thanks again for the recommendation. Und structured toe box.
I really enjoyed making the pattern and sewing the uppers. All done on a hand cranked Singer 29K. But I’ve received a Pfaff 1293 last week and also invested in a skiving machine. So I’m fairly committed.
I’d like to share what went well and what I’ll do different next time:
Good: -paper test upper was easy and gave me confidence it’ll work out. -plaster cast of modified lasts was also very helpful -Wood pegging worked well -my lasts split into three pieces which makes removing them very easy -the type of upper edge was much, much easier to do than I had expected and gives a nice finished look.
Different next time: -absolutely make the bottom of my lasts flat. Meaning: remove the toes/falls that Spenlé modeled into the last from a foam impression I sent them. Was not what I wanted but probably my fault. This complicated everything so much.
-more arch support. Ordered a flat foot last but my feet do like more support
-use higher quality upper leather. I invested countless hours into this build. Not worth to cheap out on upper leather.
-buy the right nails and racks for lasting
-change the upper edge where the quarters meet over Achilles heel to avoid a kink when both parts are stitched together
-figure out a way to press the soles on when glueing.
-make lasts even slimmer around heel
-The sole of the lasts also should be flatter under the heel. Mine is very rounded which made extra work to get the soles on somewhat flat
-Somehow I’d like to make the toe box look better and less Birkenstock shaped. My original motivation is to have more comfortable feet. I’ve had some shoes boots that fit ok but newer any that are perfect. I have flat feet, need a wide toe box and narrow heel. So a compromise is needed. Also, the toe box can be even flatter.
-select a softer piece of leather for the (bellowed) tongue. Perhaps slice it where it’s supposed to fold.
-toe box is a bit long. So I’ll change the pattern a bit and move the quarters about 8mm forward
If you’d like to see more, I’m documenting by shoemaking adventures and other diy stuff here: instagram.com/baschdln (no private stuff or cat or baby photos…)
Thanks to all here for your helpful and positive attitude.
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2023.05.29 20:04 EarthInternational9 Another long term stalker followed me around from NJ? in 1993, RE/MAX Suburb and sales agent from Marlton NJ thought that my presence was only reason she & her husband had good sex? What did they pay someone else for ILLEGAL slave promise?

It's getting so sad that people hyped me as cure for bad sex or aphrodisiacal for married couples. I didn't offer them anything OR AGREE TO ANYTHING, but numbers on ALL my old business cards were turned into escort agencies to keep me from being respectable, profitable women or considered good mom.
I was dating first husband when I stayed at this couple's house. SHE WAS ANOTHER AGENT AND FAMILIAR WITH COMMISSION ONLY SALES INCOME NIGHTMARE. I lost most of my real estate business because guy said he was only able to get together on weekends. I stayed there in extra attic bedroom. He had their home number from calling my office after 1994 & 1995. Office number them was 609-988-1800 or pager 609-855-7055. He had Westfield NJ number from business cards he had. Find it in NJ business records or my cloud drive. HOW MANY TIMES DID HE TALK TO THEM AFTER I MOVED TO NEW PLACE? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_codes_609_and_640
What were they offered in exchange for making me seem more sleazy that I ever was? Can you imagine occult world trying to turn you into djinn. Isn't that something to imagine? I just think some guy gave people sales pitch about sex with me. He wanted me in brothel and free of kids because he thought sad mom would be "available"? I said no to men often after 2005 because I was single mom and I wanted to be there for my kids. I have large numbers of occult people harassing me to turn me into djinn? Is there occult people who think I am supposed to be made into their djinn or switch lives with their djinn? I heard I have satanists who think I'm an angel that they must trap in hell because they were cast out. The energy I have is something misunderstood as sexual energy, but it's why I had special assignment from God to do something specific while I was alive, or maybe after I die with knowledge I had but didn't use.
Do you know when I STOPPED using my NJ real estate license? 1997 when I moved away from NJ and then 2000. RULES AND REGULATIONS MATTER TO ME. THESE ARE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE. I didn't renew when I moved to TEXAS in summer of 2000. I couldn't sell property in Florida, so could ONLY do referrals thru NJ main office! That's right. Hater showed up and made contracts and sold people homes JUST TO SEE ME IN BROTHEL LIKE THEY CHOSE. I made my sister in laws mad on Facebook, so they all worked together with rest of family that didn't even KNOW me.
I didn't OWE anyone anything for selling THEIR house without permission SINCE i DIDN'T SELL HOUSES WITHOUT PERMISSION. What happened? Someone had mortgage with my SSN that they lost (as result of identity fraud of using OTHER people's ssns for finance!!) Mortgage regulators caught them, but they gave excuses?
I was honest about my situation even if I made typo (wrong year) in title. I don't care. I have an accident this week, But pray it's not me falling off bridge because of their spells, hexes and witchcraft.
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2023.05.29 18:58 JoshAsdvgi THE BIRD TRIBES

THE BIRD TRIBES

THE BIRD TRIBES
A Cherokee Legend
Winged creatures of all kinds are classed under the generic term of aninâ'hilidâ'hï (flyers). Birds are called, alike in the singular and plural, tsi'skwa, the term being generally held to exclude the domestic fowls introduced by the whites.
When it is necessary to make the distinction they are mentioned, respectively, as inägëhï (living in the woods), and uluñni'ta (tame).
The robin is called tsiskwa'gwä, a name which can not be analyzed, while the little sparrow is called tsikwâ'yä (the real or principal bird), perhaps, in accord with a principle in Indian nomenclature, on account of its wide distribution.
As in other languages, many of the bird names are onomatopes, as wa`huhu' (the screech owl), u'guku' (the hooting owl), wagulï' (the whippoorwill), kâgû (the crow), gügwë' (the quail), huhu (the yellow mocking-bird), tsï'kïlï' (the chickadee), sa'sa' (the goose).
The turtledove is called gulë'-diska`nihï' (it cries for acorns), on account of the resemblance of' it cry to the sound of the word for acorn. (gulë')
The meadowlark is called näkwïsï' (star), on account of the appearance of its tail when spread out as it soars.
The nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is called tsulie'na (deaf), and is supposed to be without bearing, possibly on account of its fearless disregard for man's presence.
Certain diseases are diagnosed by the doctors as due to birds, either revengeful bird ghosts, bird feathers about the house, or bird shadows falling upon the patient from overhead.
The eagle (awâ'hïlï) is the great sacred bird of the Cherokee, as of nearly all our native tribes, and figures prominently in their ceremonial ritual, especially in all things relating to war.
The particular species prized was the golden or war eagle (Aquila chrsætus), called by the Cherokee the pretty-feathered eagle, on account of its beautiful tail feathers, white, tipped with black, which were in such great demand for decorative and ceremonial purposes that among the western tribes a single tail was often rated as equal in value to a horse.
Among the Cherokee in the old times the killing of an eagle was an event which concerned the whole settlement, and could be undertaken only by the professional eagle killer, regularly chosen for the purpose on account of his knowledge of the prescribed forms and the prayers to be said afterwards in order to obtain pardon for the necessary sacrilege, and thus ward off vengeance from the tribe.
It is told of one man upon the reservation that having deliberately killed an eagle in defiance of the ordinances he was constantly haunted by dreams of fierce eagles swooping down upon him, until the nightmare was finally exercised after a long course of priestly treatment. In 1890 there was but one eagle killer remaining among the East Cherokee.
It does not appear that the eagle was ever captured alive as among the plains tribes.
The eagle must be killed only in the winter or late fall after the crops were gathered and the snakes had retired to their dens.
If killed in the summertime a frost would come to destroy the corn, while the songs of the Eagle dance, when the feathers were brought home, would so anger the snakes that they would become doubly dangerous.
Consequently the Eagle songs were never sung until after the snakes had gone to sleep for the winter.
When the people of a town had decided upon an Eagle dance the eagle killer was called in, frequently from a distant settlement, to procure the feathers for the occasion.
He was paid for his services from offerings made later at the dance, and as the few professionals guarded their secrets carefully from outsiders their business was a quite profitable one.
After some preliminary preparation the eagle killer sets out alone for the mountains, taking with him his gun or bow and arrows.
Having reached the mountains, he goes through a vigil of prayer and fasting, possibly lasting four days, after which he hunts until he succeeds in killing a deer.
Then, placing the body in a convenient exposed situation upon one of the highest cliffs, he conceals himself near by and begins to sing in a low undertone the songs to call down the eagles from the sky.
When the eagle alights upon the carcass, which will be almost immediately if the singer understands his business, he shoots it, and then standing over the dead bird, he addresses to it a prayer in which he begs it not to seek vengeance upon his tribe, because it is not a Cherokee, but a Spaniard (Askwa'nï) that has done the deed.
The selection of such a vicarious victim of revenge is evidence at once of the antiquity of the prayer in its present form and of the enduring impression which the cruelties of the early Spanish adventurers made upon the natives.
The prayer ended, he leaves the dead eagle where it fell and makes all haste to the settlement, where the people are anxiously expecting his return.
On meeting the first warriors he says simply, A snowbird has died, and passes on at once to his own quarters, his work being now finished.
The announcement is made in this form in order to insure against the vengeance of any eagles that might overhear, the little snowbird being considered too insignificant a creature to be dreaded.
Having waited four days to allow time for the insect parasites to leave the body, the hunters delegated for the purpose go out to bring in the feathers.
On arriving at the place they strip the body of the large tail and wing feathers, which they wrap in a fresh deerskin brought with them, and then return to the settlement, leaving the body of the dead eagle upon the ground, together with that of the slain deer, the latter being intended as a sacrifice to the eagle spirits.
On reaching the settlement, the feathers, still wrapped in the deerskin, are hung up in a small, round hut built for this special purpose near the edge of the dance ground (detsänûñ'lï) and known as the place where the feathers are kept, or feather house.
Some settlements had two such feather houses, one at each end of the dance ground.
The Eagle dance was held on the night of the same day on which the feathers were brought in, all the necessary arrangements having been made beforehand. In the meantime, as the feathers were supposed to be hungry after their journey, a dish of venison and corn was set upon the ground below them and they were invited to eat.
The body of a flax bird or scarlet tanager (Piranga rubra) was also hung up with the feathers for the same purpose.
The food thus given to the feathers was disposed of after the dance, as described in another place.
The eagle being regarded as a great ada'wehï, only the greatest warriors and those versed in the sacred ordinances would dare to wear the feathers or to carry them in the dance. Should any person in the settlement dream of eagles or eagle feathers he must arrange for an Eagle dance, with the usual vigil and fasting, at the first opportunity; otherwise some one of his family will die.
Should the insect parasites which infest the feathers of the bird in life get upon a man they will breed a skin disease which is sure to develop, even though it may be latent for years.
It is for this reason that the body of the eagle is allowed to remain four days upon the ground before being brought into the settlement.
The raven (kâ'länû) is occasionally seen in the mountains, but is not prominent in folk belief, excepting in connection with the gruesome tales of the Raven Mocker (q. v.).
In former times its name was sometimes assumed as a war title.
The crow, so prominent in other tribal mythologies, does not seem to appear in that of the Cherokee.
Three varieties of owls are recognized, each under a different name, viz tskïlï', the dusky horned owl (Bubo virginianus saturatus); u'guku', the barred or hooting owl (Syrnium nebulosum), and wa`huhu', the screech owl (Megascops asio).
The first of these names signifies a witch, the others being onomatopes.
Owls and other night-crying birds are believed to be embodied ghosts or disguised witches, and their cry is dreaded as a sound of evil omen.
If the eyes of a child be bathed with water in which one of the long wing or tail feathers of an owl has been soaked, the child will be able to keep awake all night.
The feather must be found by chance, and not procured intentionally for the purpose.
On the other hand, an application of water in which the feather of a blue jay, procured in the same way, has been soaked will make the child an early riser.
The buzzard (sulï') is said to have had a part in shaping the Earth, as was narrated in the genesis myth.
It is reputed to be a doctor among birds, and is respected accordingly, although its feathers are never worn by ball players, for fear of becoming bald. Its own baldness is accounted for by a vulgar story.
As it thrives upon carrion and decay, it is held to be immune from sickness, especially of a contagious character, and a small quantity of its flesh eaten, or of the soup used as a wash, is believed to be a sure preventive of smallpox, and was used for this purpose during the smallpox epidemic among the East Cherokee in 1866.
According to the Wahnenauhi manuscript, it is said also that a buzzard feather placed over the cabin door will keep out witches.
In treating gunshot wounds, the medicine is blown into the wound through a tube cut from a buzzard quill and some of the buzzard's down is afterwards laid over the spot.
There is very little concerning hawks, excepting as regards the great mythic hawk, the Tlä'nuwä'. The tlä'nuwä' usdi', or little tlä'nuwä,) is described as a bird about as large as a turkey and of a grayish blue color, which used to follow the flocks of wild pigeons, flying overhead and darting down occasionally upon a victim, which it struck and killed with its sharp breast and ate upon the wing, without alighting.
It is probably the goshawk (Astur atricapillus).
The common swamp gallinule, locally known as mud hen or didapper (Gallinula galeata), is called diga'gwanï' (lame or crippled), on account of its habit of flying only for a very short distance at a time.
In the Diga'gwanï dance the performers sing the name of the bird and endeavor to imitate its halting movements.
The dagûl`kû, or white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons) appears in connection with the myth of the origin of tobacco.
The feathers of the tskwâyï, the great white heron or American egret (Herodias egretta), are worn by ball players, and this bird probably the swan whose white wing was used as a peace emblem in ancient times.
A rare bird said to have been seen occasionally upon the reservation many years ago was called by the curious name of nûñdä-dikanï', it looks at the sun, sun-gazer.
It is described as resembling a blue crane, and may possibly have been the Floridus cerulea, or little blue heron.
Another infrequent visitor, which sometimes passed over the mountain country in company with flocks of wild geese, was the gu'wisguwï', so called from its cry.
It is described as resembling a large snipe, with yellow legs and feet unwebbed, and is thought to visit Indian Territory at intervals. It is chiefly notable from the fact that the celebrated chief John Ross derives his Indian name, Gu'wisguwï', from this bird, the name being perpetuated in Cooweescoowee district of the Cherokee Nation in the West.
Another chance visitant, concerning which there is much curious speculation among the older men of the East Cherokee, was called tsun'digwûntsu'`gï or tsun'digwûn'tskï, forked, referring to the tail.
It appeared but once, for a short season, about forty years ago, and has not been seen since.
It is said to have been pale blue, with red in places, and nearly the size of a crow, and to have had a long forked tail like that of a fish.
It preyed upon hornets, which it took upon the wing, and also feasted upon the larva in the nests.
Appearing unexpectedly and as suddenly disappearing, it was believed to be not a bird but a transformed red-horse fish (Moxostoma, Cherokee âligä'), a theory borne out by the red spots and the long, forked tail.
It is even maintained that about the time those birds first appeared some hunters on Oconaluftee saw seven of them sitting on the limb of a tree and they were still shaped like a red-horse, although they already had wings and feathers.
It was undoubtedly the scissor-tail or swallow-tailed flycatcher (Milvulus forficatus), which belongs properly in Texas and the adjacent region, but strays occasionally into the eastern states.
On account of the red throat appendage of the turkey, somewhat resembling the goitrous growth known in the South as kernels (Cherokee, dule'tsï), the feathers of this bird are not worn by ball players, neither is the neck allowed to be eaten by children or sick persons, under the fear that a growth of kernels would be the result.
The meat of the ruffed grouse, locally known as the pheasant (Bonasa umbellus), is taboo to a pregnant woman, because this bird hatches a large brood, but loses most of them before maturity.
Under a stricter construction of the theory this meat is forbidden to a woman until she is past child bearing.
The redbird, tatsu'hwä, is believed to have been originally the daughter of the Sun (see the story).
The huhu, or yellow mockingbird, occurs in several stories.
It is regarded as something supernatural, possibly on account of its imitative powers, and its heart is given to children to make them quick to learn.
The chickadee (Parus carolinensis), and the tufted titmouse, (Parus bicolor), utsu'`gï, or u'stûtï, are both regarded as news bringers, but the one is venerated as a truth teller while the other is scoffed at as a lying messenger, for reasons which appear in the story of Nûñyunu'wï (q. v.).
When the tsïkïlilï' perches on a branch near the house and chirps its song it is taken as an omen that an absent friend will soon be heard from or that a secret enemy is plotting mischief.
Many stories are told in confirmation of this belief, among which may be instanced that of Tom Starr, a former noted outlaw of the Cherokee Nation of the West, who, on one occasion, was about to walk unwittingly into an ambush prepared for him along a narrow trail, when he heard the warning note of the tsïkïlilï', and, turning abruptly, ran up the side of the ridge and succeeded in escaping with his life, although hotly pursued by his enemies.
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2023.05.29 18:19 fellowredditorhello Texas Roadhouse Dinner Bread/Rolls Cals

im going there for a birthday celebration, my focus is their roll calories
i usually eat the rolls there sometimes and add the honey cinnamon and usually eat 3-2 pieces of roll
any advice and estimates would be appreciated
I used google and getting different calorie estimations all over the place and i can't find a pdf anywhere or the nutriton guide
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