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A collection of public, accessible, streaming traffic cameras from around the world.

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2023.06.10 02:56 DotGroundbreaking490 Need Hit and Run Driver Identified Please!

Need Hit and Run Driver Identified Please!
I was involved in a hit and run on Monday, 6/5/23 on the Major Deegan/87 South in New York in the Bronx. This occurred approximately between 3:15 and 3:20 pm. We know it’s a black BMW SUV x3 or x5. Possibly NJ plates or temp plates. They never braked or reacted on steering and spun me out and off the road. So far the police will not investigate any furtheany traffic cameras. This video is from a witness with a dash cam. I will also share the link to the drive where the video is.
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2023.06.10 00:56 mickyseemickydo Semi going too fast at my rear had to pull onto shoulder

Semi going too fast at my rear had to pull onto shoulder
I began to brake to follow suit with the traffic ahead on the ramp, I looked into rear view to see semi not slowing down… moved into shoulder to avoid getting hit… am I the idiot? He’s violently pointing at his dash cam as if I’m in the wrong
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2023.06.09 16:27 ThriftySM Traffic Misdemeanor - NC

I (32, F) got a traffic citation for going 58 in a 35 in Johnston County, NC. My court date is July 14th.
I would prefer not to have to hire a lawyer, but do I have any hope of getting the charge reduced or dismissed if I don't? Of course every legal website I look at says to hire their lawyers to help with the case, but is that actually necessary? I don't mind paying the court fees but would like the ticket reduced so that my insurance doesn't go up. The reason I was even out that day is because my husband works for the city and one way you can get your health insurance reduced is to go to the biometric screenings at the convention center. You have to fast for at least 10 hours before the screening so I had not eaten anything since the night before. I was rushing home to get some lunch and wasn't concentrating on driving. I don't normally drive under these conditions and haven't had a moving violations this sever prior (only speed cams that catch you going 41 in a 36 and red light tickets). Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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2023.06.09 14:25 SpatialOmenz 2 VIRTUAL and in-person job fairs in June

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2023.06.09 10:54 mahbubosmane How to Make Money With a Blog or Website (37+ Ways)

How to Make Money With a Blog or Website (37+ Ways)

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2023.06.09 06:27 kenacstreams SBC 350 - Engine Temp Question

I installed a new radiator & brushless Spal fans from DeWitts in my '87 Silverado with a mild 350. A "350 HO" crate engine. Vortec heads, small cam, 340ish HP.
Running Edelbrock EFI that recommends a 180 thermostat so that's what I have in it.
The brushless fans don't use a controller - they ramp up/down based on temp from a temp sensor mounted in the tank of the radiator. The current sensor turns them on at 175 and ramps up to full speed at 195.
My EFI temp gauge read 181 when they turned on at idle and cooled the temp down to 174. Driving, even hard driving, it never went above 190 and when the fans would ramp up it would cool down to below 180 in just a few seconds.
Question is - being that the thermostat is 180, is it an issue to have the temp straddle that number based on fan speed, or should I get the next sensor up and let it run above thermostat temp once it's warmed up?
Next sensor up is 190 on, ramps to full by 215. I expect it will keep it in the 185-195 range based on how well it works right now, but on a really hot day idling in traffic I guess it could go over 200.
Which would be the better option?
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2023.06.09 05:10 DontWantThisPlanet9 Can an expired drivers license be "revoked"?

TLDR; I live in FL, but TX suspended/revoked (idk, a "hold") my license with them which should be about 8 years expired already, so now FL cant let me renew unless I pay fees to TX, and submit (to TX) D6 letter saying im allowed to drive in FL, but FL DMV REFUSED to give me a D6 saying repeatedly "they couldn't" because there was no ticket in their system.
but i mean i mostly want to know... can TX even suspend/revoke/"put on hold" an expired license in the first place???
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2023.06.08 22:59 JulianSkies Emergency Services Guild R&D: Stampede Studies

This little piece I wrote because I have zero mental energy to write something I care too much aobut the format and quality, and i've been wanting to have a look at this topic for a while.
Don't expect a lot of quality, but here have a thing.
[This video is shown in its raw form for purposes of transparency of the procedures. For the edited version please visit the Emergency Services Guild public-facing site]
[Content Warning: This video contains images of both stampedes and wartime stampede incidents of the following situations: Human First Contact, Operation Blindside, Sillis Occupation, Kolshian Scouting of Venlil Prime]
[This video will be subtitled instead of utilizing audio translation]
The camera’s view is completely obscured by a grey mass “I think it’s running, can you check it for me?” says a deep bassy voice of a human.
“Yes, i’m getting the audio and a very good closeup for your shirt” the voice of a venlil sounds hoarse
The grey mass recedes and the room becomes visible. A large naturally-lit room of plain appearance, there is a long table set in the center of it surrounded by chairs, the table itself is clearly designed with a holographic projector and at the far end of the room there is a large display.
There are seven people present, three humans dressed in grey outfits with red highlights, each one of them with a different insignia emblazoned on their breast but all three of them have similar themes, a helmet, an axe and a ladder is present on all three designs. Four venlil represent, two with sashes of office with the white with red stripe color and the exterminator’s pyre-and-shield insignia and two with armbands with the red pawprint.
“Alright, before we start the actual meeting, can I ask why are they here?” says one of the humans, well-built and with a lighter complexion, pointing at the two venlil with sashes.
“Because it’s part of our job? Because we’re involved?” says the one with greyish wool and dark spots
“I’m sorry if i’m skeptical why an exterminator is in a meeting involving public safety and stampede response”
“Because” the venlil’s voice becomes louder “It’s our job. And I’m already brahking tired of this whole act. I’ve heard every variation of ‘you shouldn’t be the ones doing this’ you can imagine. Every human I’ve met has said this, multiple times” he slams his fists on the table
“And I brahking agree, look!” he points at one of the venlil with the armbands “Our jobs literally overlap, why do we even HAVE this overlap? What could the exterminator’s guild do in a stampede that the emergency services guild couldn’t? Why is it that any job that requires you to have the slightest bit of tail to do it they drop on us? I don’t brahking know!” he’s taking deep breaths “So… Why don’t we skip this part and just get to the meeting?”
The humans are taken aback, while it seems like the venlil were quite unfazed at the sudden energetic outburst in a strange reversal of the usual reactions. “Not… Quite what I was expecting” that first human adds “Alright, I’ll keep my thoughts to myself for now”
With that, the human that had been adjusting the camera sits down and the arrangement of seating is visible clearly: The four venlil are on one side of the table while the three humans are on the other. One of the venlil with the armbands speaks up “We are gathered at this moment for a presentation of the United Nations’ Extraplanetary Emergency Response Division’s research on the nature and possible mitigation of stampedes”
“Present for this meeting are three human representatives of the UNEERD, Captain Fabia” a human female with short crimson hair and wiry build nods “Captain Jorge” the first human nods “And Captain Ishikawa” a human much taller human with shortly cut dark hair and mildly reddened skin speaking of a disagreement with the eternal twilight nods.
“Present are also four venlil representatives. Representing the Exterminator’s Guild are Division Lead Toss” the venlil who had the outburst earlier nods “Of the Stampede Response division, Division Lead Tunam” a venlil with a strangely reddish coat halfway between pink and red nods “Of the Behavioral Studies division” the speaking venlil himself, best identified by an eyepatch on his right eye, nods “Representing the Emergency Services Guild is me, Division Lead Onam of the Stampede Response division, and Division Lead Liram” the venlil beside him nods, a woman with a distinctive vertical striping pattern “Of the Medical Response division.”
Onam takes a deep breath “You may begin the presentation, Captain Jorge” he’s being incredibly professional
With that, Jorge uses a holopad to summon an image on the monitor at the far end, a simple bullet point list “Though all present here already know, I’ll state it for the record. The ESG has requested from the UNEERD an independent study of mitigating techniques for stampede events, both to help us increase our understanding of the local needs and to acquire an outside perspective that may improve their own understanding”
“We will be presenting our current findings, which have proven to be pretty surprising in my opinion” he gives another command to his holopad moving to the next slide “I’ll begin with the most important finding before we look into how we’ve reached this conclusion. But in effect, a proper stampede event can actually severely reduce to completely eliminate casualties in a situation of panic, however, those events can devolve into panicked flight as well as not every species is capable of those”
At that, Toss tilts his head to the side “Of all things… Stampedes preventing casualties? That’s really difficult to believe”
Ishikawa offers a shrug “I know. I’ll be honest we kind of came into this with, let’s say… A bit of a bias against you. But the observations held true, and it turns out the situation is considerably more complex than it seems”
Jorge nods “Take note this is mostly a preliminary study, we don’t have a lot of data of the sort we needed.” he pulls up another bullet list in the screen “Our work was focused more on the behavioral end, as you’ve more than proven to have the infrastructure and technical superiority here, but we have found a distinct lack of behavioral studies on stampedes”
Tunam takes a deep breath “Sure. More stuff we got wrong, as always” but before one of the humans can say something he waves dismissively with his tail “It’s alright, you’re just doing your job. It just gets exhausting hearing this every damn paw. Sorry for the interruption, please continue”
Jorge has a look on his face for a moment, something like worry and sympathy, before continuing “We have performed our studies by examining footage of stampede events with specific characteristics. First, monospecies events, with three examples. The stampede events during our first contact, as a sample of stampede events amongst the Venlil, recovered footage of an event in the Cradle during Operation Blindside, as a sample of stampede events amongst the Gojid. Take note that while this particular footage was from a situation far from any attack sites and before the arxur invasion, the reliability of it is shaky because of the wartime situation. And a stampede event on Sillis that happened recently in response to peacekeeper forces”
As he talks, three of the bullet points light up “Additionally, we later compared stampede events involving multispecies groupings. Particularly we have studied the very recent events here on Venlil Prime during the kolshian threat as well as a second event that occurred on Sillis involving a damaged dam” the last two bullet points light up
The female firefighter pipes up “We’re going to treat you like adults here but early warning we’re not going to be censoring any of the footage. I imagine given you all work with this there shouldn’t be anything you’re not familiar with”
The one-eyed venlil makes an assentive motion with his ears “Sadly, we’ve all seen enough of the carnage to be used to it”
Jorge moves on to the next slide, which contains video. He passes the holopad off to the human woman at his side “Your turn, Fabia”
She nods “We’ll start by examining this footage of the first contact. First tell me if there’s anything unusual you notice here” she says, letting the footage play. It’s an aggregation of a few different cameras, apparently from residential apartments. It shows the residents, all Venlil, running away from their apartments and spilling over in the streets, the residents of each apartment building start running towards where presumably the nearest bunker is. It only takes a few moments before they start pushing each other out of the way and the ones at the fringes of the herd end up unable to follow the group as the ever-growing mass of people start to push them against the walls of the buildings and side streets, a little while longer the first tramplings start to happen.
Tunam has had a very careful eye on the footage “This looks like a textbook case of a stampede. Nothing particular to it” he flicks his ear to the side
Taking the sign, Toss adds in “Dreadful, as always, but not even the worst example I’ve seen”
Onam sighs “I remember that one. Wouldn’t want to be those two knowing all of this was caused by them. But still, a pretty normal stampede, if anything a mild one”
Liram makes a dismissive wave of her tail “Didn’t even manage to overflow the hospitals, so i’m calling that one a win”
The sunburnt human bites his lower lip, trying to keep something inside. But ultimately it spills over “How bad is it for those kinds of responses?” it’s not so much an accusatory tone as much as a sad one.
“Very” is the only answer Onam gives.
At that, Fabia waves “And here is where a human, or more specifically outsider perspective helped.” she presses a couple of controls in the holopad, rewinding the footage to the start “I want you to pay attention to how this particular herd moves, just the one from the beginning of the video”
The footage plays again, showing the residents of the apartments rushing out, most take the stairs while a few take the elevators. There’s parents carrying their pups and some elderly being rushed along. The footage switches to the outside view where the whole herd of venlil from the apartment seems to erupt out of the front doors at the same time, it follows them for a bit until they’re closer to another group leaving their residence before Fabia pauses “Here’s where we noticed something, how much panic do you see in here?”
It’s Tunam’s turn to respond “Normal levels, i’d say, nothing out of ordinary. Which, they were expecting a raid or worse, so keep that in mind.”
Fabia nods “And that’s why the difference is important. Pay attention to their movement” she rewinds to the moment where they’re leaving the apartment building “Pay close attention to their feet” she zooms the video
The four venlil focus on it, seemingly unable to see what is happening “It takes humans at least months of training to be able to do this. They’re all moving in perfect synchrony” she rewinds one more time, and with the information out there it’s clear that at this point, this herd’s footsteps are moving in perfect lockstep “And I have severe doubts those people have any sort of training”
Onam turns his one good eye towards Fabia, then back at the footage, then back at Fabia “That… Yes, I can see that. But that has to be a fluke, if that is true then we wouldn’t have tramplings”
In response, Fabia changes footage. It shows a different apartment building, but the contents are similar: Up until the herd is a good distance away from the building their movement is synchronous and even the exit, though clearly panicked, seems to flow without injury. She shows footage from three more apartments “We thought that too, but this pattern repeats every time. This is a level of instinctive organization that’s, to me, supernatural. But at some point it breaks down”
The medical lead had his eyes closed in thought for a while now “That… Now that you say that… Stampede injuries are always outside. Well, no, not always of course. But less than twelve percent of them happen inside buildings, the vast majority happens on the streets”
The human woman passes the datapad aside, Ishikawa picks it up and calls up the footage again. It’s the same as the initial one, but it shows two herds approaching “And here’s where it breaks down. Look” he plays it as everyone pays much closer attention to the details of the video. The two different herds simply crash into each other, causing people to fall over and the two previously-synchronized groups to fall completely out of order.
Tunam’s tail swipes a short arc forwards “Ah, I see. Each herd is acting like a single unit at that point, so this situation is like two people running into each other. Now they’re on the floor and confused” he stares as the footage continues, and what was two groups ends up splitting into four completely disorganized groups “And the herds are unable to reform after that”
“This is where i’m going to introduce some specific terms we’re using here” Ishikawa adds “Specifically we’re referring to the organized movement portion as a ‘stampede’ proper. The situation where everything breaks down and they are completely disorganized we’re referring to as ‘panicked flight’, much how it is for us humans. And this specific situation that caused the breakdown of the stampede we’re calling an ‘impact’ event, given it was two herds impacting against each other”
Ishikawa then changes to a different piece of footage “And this will be the second breakdown situation we’ve recognized, a ‘command failure’ event.” he starts the footage, it’s a proper stampede, the video is from a camera on a defensive bunker proper, the masses trying to get inside are visible at the bottom of the image. Something happens in the incoming stampede, it slows down a little bit, before suddenly the back half overtakes the front half, tossing people into the ground.
“Notice how the approaching herd seems to be behaving as we’ve initially expected, even going so far as slowing down to prevent from barrelling into the people waiting to enter the bunker” he adds, before rewinding to just before the breakdown and zooming the video “But notice here, at some point those two start having a discussion while they run” the video is zoomed on a pair of venlil who seem to be shouting, though the video has no audio “Shortly after, the entire formation breaks and the rear speeds up, trampling the front”
The crimson venlil adds “They were following the one on the right…” he has a certain tone of awe on his voice “They all had their attention trained on him”
At that the female firefighter makes a questioning noise “How’d you figure that out?”
Tunam does a quick sideways flick of his ears in a dismissal move “I guess you don’t know how to see where we’re focusing our attention on when we don’t have to turn our entire heads for it. But pay attention to the ears, when they’re completely upright to take in sound they’ll be tracking whoever the focus is. As you can see, they were all focusing on the one on the right, which was the one being yelled at” he focuses on the now still image for a while “You can see he has his tail in his hands, while the one yelling at him has his chest first ruffled out.” his eye seems to focus beyond the image now “This herd didn’t break down because of another, but they lost guidance, is that it?”
Jorge sighs, but he has a slight smile “See, I told you it’d be wise to have at least one venlil in our team. Just from being able to read their body language he skipped past two weeks of comparisons”
Ishikawa gives a light sigh “But that’s correct. This is a ‘command failure’ situation. We’ve noticed that in every stampede there seems to be someone that works at least as pace setting, if not straight up herd leader. It seemed in cases to mostly be arbitrary, but once someone got in that position everyone would follow that one”
Jorge picks up the holopad again “Next up” the screen changes again, it’s another video that is quite clearly not on Venlil Prime “This one happened during peacekeeping operations on Sillis…” there’s a certain inflection of disgust in the human’s voice as he mentions ‘peacekeeping’ “You probably already know what to expect but I want you to focus on the differences here”
The video that plays out starts with what seems like a protest in front of a UN field base, the recording is from the body cam of a soldier on top of a watchtower. There’s a moderate mass of tilfish with all sorts of signs, there’s shouting. The camera turns to show an APC get close to the mass from inside the base, there’s shouting from the human guards but nothing happens, until the APC revs up its engine heavily. At the angry roar of the vehicle the protesters started to bolt, four large groups forming in different directions.
The camera follows one such group as it starts heading off down a street, unlike the venlil stampedes this one starts from moment zero with trampling and people moving into each other. At some point it’s visible someone at the middle of the formation seems to hesitate and slow down, causing the entire mass to slow down for a moment, and then someone else near the slower raises their arms. At this point this is too far from the soldier’s body camera to catch noise, but what seems to be a discussion has happened, and suddenly the stampede speeds up and the scene that follows gets considerably worse as the mass turns into a tangle of limbs cross across eachother and tearing itself apart as they try to move in the same general direction.
“It started bad” says Toss “But it got worse. I’ve never seen a stampede get worse like that”
Onam puts his tail on the table, tapping the surface gently with it “It happens as it grows in size but this group didn’t change. That did seem like a command failure situation causing it to get even worse, yes, but they seemed to already be very out of sync from the start”
The human with the holopad nods “And that’s the biggest failure of your treatment of stampedes showing itself.” he rewinds the video to when the APC starts roaring “And honestly, we were stuck on that failure mode for a while too until one of the younger members of our team spoke their mind. Pay closer attention to the amount of damage that is happening during the stampede here” they all lean closer as they watch the start again “How many wounds are you seeing?”
It’s the one-eyed venlil that answers “None… They’re not trampling eachther, they’re climbing each other, and walking under the others, somehow without hurting themselves?” his voice has a definite awe to it.
Jorge nods “Yep. Tilfish, both from their body plan and however way their kinesthetic sense works, appear to be fully capable of moving over, through and under each other like they weren’t even there. That seems to be pretty unique to their species”
It’s the red furred venlil that comments now “But they lose that coordination when the command failure happens, so they start to miss their movements and now we have limbs tangled on themselves and tearing themselves apart”
“Comparing medical reports from this with medical reports from the first incident with just venlil” starts the female firefighter “We see different wound patterns. A monospecies panicked flight of tilfish will lead primarily to damaged and removed limbs while one of venlil will lead to crushing wounds. Because your herd movement patterns and capacities are different, when the stampede fails into panicked flight the wounds are different”
Liram tilts her head to the side “That’s what you meant. We… Speh, the entire federation, has been treating stampedes like they behave the same for every species” her tail swats left to right for a while with an excessive amount of force “But this makes sense. And I presume you have an example of a species that doesn’t stampede up next, right?”
Jorge nods, moving to the next video. It shows a wide, long street “This one was recovered from the Cradle, this happens during the strikes on the orbital defenses but before the first orbital drop. Meaning, long before any ground operation starts” the video is sped up considerably at the start, the trickle of gojid into the streets is slow as to require that, but the flows from the buildings and side streets slowly thicken as more and more people start fleeing away from the camera’s direction. The mass that forms is enormous, taking up the entire street, and to flows and moves as if it wasn’t a mass of people, not even like a mass of animals, but it flows like a river, like it ceased to contain living beings and it now contained fluid particles.
Tunam, whose expression has been growing more and more serious by the moment, initiates “I… I’ve never seen a stampede like… It really shows the difference seeing the comparison, here we didn’t have groups forming at exit points and leaving, we have a slow trickle until the mass of people is…”
Ishikawa nods “Until the mass of people starts behaving like a fluid, completely detached from the will of the people inside of it” he puts his elbows in the table “Very much how it works with humans. At that point, you just need to let the flow move you and hope for the best, while trying to keep yourself safe”
Jorge zooms in the image, which appears to be sufficiently high quality to get detailed images of any particular member of the mass “You can even see the measures they take to prevent harming themselves” he directs the zoom to an area where you see the gojid have somehow arranged themselves back-to-back and front-to-front as they’re pushed and shoved, trying to avoid harming themselves on each other. It’s visible, however, they have no control over the motions as they’re simply being moved by the mass. One unlucky woman trying to hold on to some form of backpack gets pulled under the mass of bodies by the article. Most gojid seem to be taking conscious effort to keep their quills from flaring out, but many are failing and some trickle of blue can be seen on some backs
“Of course” the zoomed out area directs to a different section while zooming out “This is neither instinctual nor organized, as you can see the vast majority of the cases are like… This…” the best description of the moving mass of very sharp people being dislocated by nothing but panic and fluid forces is… A meat grinder. There’s more blue than brown visible and the speed with which the human moves the video elsewhere is quite indicative of how none of the present trained emergency workers had the stomach to witness it.
Liram has stood up “By the void… But- But- There’s gojid population on this planet! I’ve never seen anything like this when they’re involved!” there’s straight up panic in her voice.
With a command, Jorge moves on to the next slide “And that segues well into the next topic of research, multispecies stampedes” there’s a still image of a large street in the capital, mostly empty at this point “As you can imagine there’s behavioral differences in multispecies situations”
Jorge passes the holopad over to Ishikawa “This one is pretty recent, hell I still remember it myself. The kolshian probing attack” the video starts, and for a few seconds the slow foot traffic of the mostly empty street seems undeterred. Then, most everyone still walking the streets, which here in the capital means a variety of species from venlil and human to takkan and iftali, picks up their holopads at once. And with different degrees of urgency and reading speed, they start running.
Nothing seems to progress further than that other than people entering buildings, but after a while longer it happens, groups start leaving the buildings in large herds “As you can see” Ishikawa pauses “We see them exiting buildings in large groups, just as the stampeding species do” he let it play again. Just like in the first two videos the large groups seem to be moving roughly in coordination within themselves, but it seems to be a much more frail kind of coordination as the group’s form changes and shifts as the people inside adjust their position.
Ishikawa zooms into one of the groups “Here, check their movement” it’s visible that only a portion of them is moving in actual synchrony, the venlil as well as a pair of sulean and three krakotl seem to be moving very much in lockstep, and one human who seems to be acting as a leader as she points and shouts. Meanwhile the other humans, two takkan and a gojid aren’t moving quite in synchrony but seem capable of keeping themselves in formation thanks to the others around them. “Here we see the effect of a mixed species setting. The stampeding species manage to give enough structure to the group that the others can follow”
Tunam is staring intensely at the video “But that’s a very fragile configuration, isn’t it? The ones organizing on instinctive drive can’t possibly keep this much structure for long? Without training this is going to break down quickly”
Ishikawa nods “That’s what we thought as well but…” he lets the video play, and they watch that mass of bodies continue to move mostly organized down the street. At some point another equally mixed group starts approaching from the side, but one of the takkan appears to start shouting. But instead of things breaking down, what happens is that both groups merge together, there’s some minor bodily impacts but from the visible motions of the group there’s some shared apologies and they continue moving at a slower speed, matching the speed of the second group “That doesn’t happen, the whole situation is even more stable”
The video continues for a while, and Ishikawa zooms to the front of the formation. The human who’d been the apparent leader taps rather violently a venlil on the shoulder. There apparently seems to be a verbal altercation, but both give each other affirmative visual cues and the venlil speeds up a little bit. And the rest of the herd matches pace as the group changes direction to another street “And this is a smooth change of command, presumably the human that’d been the unofficial lead figured out who knew the shortest path to the bunker and they’ve began following him instead”
The crimson venlil sinks down in his chair “That’s… I’ve never seen a stampede move quite like that, even multispecies ones. It has to be you…”
“Much as i’d love to give us all the credit” Jorge starts “I don’t quite think it is. Or rather, it’s not something i’d say is inherently human. If it was, once that group changed command they’d break down, or it wouldn’t be able to merge that easily with a takkan mediating. No, I think it was just those specific humans being able to keep their cool that helped it.”
He looks at Tunam for a half second before continuing “Everyone else seems to be… Very prone to panicking quickly. And while we’re just as prone to panic we don’t seem to get there as fast as the others. For some reason. Keeping a bit of a calmer head allows the prevention of command failures and the overall effect of reducing the panic level in a herd enough that any member present has enough wits to negotiate through an impact as well”
Upon noticing Tunam’s souring expression, Ishikawa gives the pad another command to move on to the next video “To give a bit more context to an important part of the behavior we’re analyzing here, we have this one footage of what is essentially a stampede event, but not one most people would recognize as such”
It seems to be footage of Sillis again, most obvious by the number of tilfish present. The footage is from a cargo hauling drone in a work site by a river at the bottom of a dam. There are a handful of humans, a half dozen venlil and a gojid all wearing construction uniforms identifying them as part of one of the UN relief forces, the various tilfish around are also wearing bright construction vests and protective gear and with the exception of two of them, they seem to be trying their best to stay away from the others. Suddenly, the gojid who’s near the river looks down at his feet, then starts running away shouting. At that everyone other than the tilfish start running as well, the group slows down for a moment as the tilfish workers run towards the group and they all continue together up a hill. A few seconds after they crest the hill there’s suddenly water in the worksite as the dam cracks and collapses. The group stops at the top of the hill, and quickly they’ve brought up holopads to start doing damage assessment as a few head closer to the rushing waters.
“This, as you can see, looks nothing like what you expect out of a stampede. We’ve interviewed those workers remotely to get a better grasp of what happened” Fabia adds “Thanks to their sensitivity to ground vibrations, the gojid worker caught the dam’s damage early and called for the others to run, which caused the work crew to evacuate to higher ground.” she waves at Ishikawa, who rewinds the video and zooms on the group as it runs “As you can see, we have the organized movement of a stampede proper” and known his cue he skips ahead to the group on top of the hill “And they stopped quickly, as well.
The human with reddened skin rewinds the video again to show the moment the group slows down “And here’s the particular detail I want you to pay attention to. Notice the group formed when the gojid called out the emergency, but only two tilfish joined it. The two that were already talking with the UN forces”
Onam tilts his head, clearly in thought as his blind eye is facing the screen now “You’re saying there’s an influence of familiarity?”
In answer, Ishikawa shakes his head in negative “Yes and no, we believe this is an effect of threat-assessment. The two that trusted the veracity of the information about the danger moved as quickly as the rest of the herd, which had managed to form thanks to the presence of the venlil and tilfish. Only after the other tilfish recognized those two did they start moving”
“And the whole group slowed down for them, without breaking apart” the crimson venlil adds “This is very much not anything we’d consider a stampede, however as you said the synchronized movement happens and they even managed to clear through the obstacles in a surprisingly safe manner on the way out”
Jorge picks up the holopad again and moves on to the next slide “So to sum up our theories. Certain species have an innate capacity of large-numbers collective movement, what we call a stampede is simply that natural capacity displaying itself during mass flight. That capacity can be harnessed to reduce casualties of panicked flight by giving the moving group an organized form, but only as long as the organization can be sustained. This mass movement capacity also applies to situations where other species would still perform in an organized fashion, but its instinctive nature severely speeds up the process.”
Before he can continue, however, Tunam mutters a little too loudly “But the results you’re going to give us are going to be the same brahking thing as always”
Jorge ignores the muttering “To begin with we’re going to suggest a system similar to the fire brigades we have on Earth. Essentially, any group large enough, such as a company or an apartment building, needs to have a handful of people with some training in emergency procedures for fire escape, so they can guide the rest of the people.”
Ishikawa intrudes “And in countries with higher seismic activities like mine, those procedures also include how to deal with earthquakes for example”
Jorge nods, and takes a deep breath “Look, I’m not going to sugarcoat it. Your threat-assessment skills are horrible, for some reason- No, I think for reasons we’re all acquainted well enough by now, you’re all very likely to jump at shadows, far more than you should. However, your flight responses are part of your nature, trying to fight your nature never, ever works, you always have to work with it.” he’s staring directly at Tunam, who has met his stare with his right eye “So the primary suggestion is to introduce a form of ‘emergency herd lead’ training in organizations so that we’re certain there are individuals capable of keeping command and a lower baseline of chaos during a stampede event as well as further research into better methods of performing such a function”
Tunam doesn’t flinch from the stare “Come on, say it”
“No. As much as I’d love to say something like what you think I will, I’ll be honest. You guys expect to face orbital bombardment threats with enough frequency that civilian bunkers are part of city planning. Not a human alive today could imagine living in this nightmare their entire lives, I’m going to give you some credit here. Plus, in real threat situations as seen in the last video, you have very beneficial threat responses.” Jorge adds
Jorge waits for a few moments, then continues “That concludes the presentation of the early findings and initial measures we’ve identified. It should be noted that this topic will require much further research, preferably from a multidisciplinary group with representatives of multiple species. Though those findings may be applicable at the present our suggestion is that any action taken at this moment be only provisional and on an experimental level until further research can be made”
Onam stands up “Very well, with that I declare the meeting concluded” he takes in a deep breath and sits back down, making an annoyed sound with his voice as he swats his tail to the side “What is it about you humans that you could see all those things?”
Fabia shrugs, sitting more relaxed in her chair “I don’t think it’s something special, we’re just outsiders with a different perspective.”
A loud screeching noise can be heard, and as everyone turns to face Tunam the source of the noise is visible as the hand he had on the table had dug its claws into it “It’s not like we haven’t found out those things before, isn’t it?” he doesn’t seem to be directing his words to anyone in particular
The one-eyed venlil tilts his head to the side “We did have that work group almost fifteen cycles ago. I remember they were considering a suggestion like what we just had right now, but the work group never went anywhere and we never got any real results”
Tunam stands up suddenly, sending his chair scattering “One more to the list I guess…” there’s a tiredness to his voice “I should figure out where they wound up…” he turns around and goes to leave “We’re done here, yes? I should go” and stalks out.
The remaining people in the room look at his exit confusedly, as Ishikawa comes over to turn off the camera the others can be seen leaving.
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2023.06.08 20:25 Camachotim 28 M - Just got a speeding ticket for going 94 in a 65 in CA.

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2023.06.08 08:46 MummyCroc I am a government employee in Zimbabwe and I turned 34 this week (TW: Mentions of suicide)

Occupation – Government employee
Age – 34
Location – Zimbabwe
My salary – $500 (paid monthly)
Side Gig Income – $0
Other income – negligible amounts from dividends received from my stock portfolio that I re-invest
Housemates – 4 (husband P, 6 year old L, 4 year old E and nanny F. My nephew M is around and makes appearances too)

Assets and Liabilities

Equity $60,000 fully paid off
Retirement Balance ?? I contribute monthly, and employer matches fully. But because of changes in currency and hyperinflation, I don’t really count this as an asset
Savings $1700 (went down due to travelling trying to get my passport done since it expired)
Current account balance $660 Includes my mum's money since I'm managing her financial affairs while she's abroad
Loan from employer $130 I took a personal loan from work, because the interest rates are lower than rate of inflation and repayment is over 18 months. Loan was used to make improvements on our house, and what wasn’t used, I bought shares on our stock exchange, due to hyperinflation, the amount I owe in US$ has gone down
Investments (shares in various counters on our local stock exchanges) $1,186
Car $4,000 Based on current resale value. Car was bought secondhand for cash

Income progression- (

This year, my husband and I decided that he would take on the bulk of our expenses since I do most of the domestic work/childcare. Expenses I pay will be indicated. My salary is now for my expenses, my investments and my savings, and spoiling the kids. Husband caters for the family basics. There was a point last year when I felt my husband wasn’t as invested in the family because he barely did anything financially. By having him cater for all expenses, he is now definitely involved and invested. My husband’s income is just about the same as mine, slightly higher at some times.

My Expenses
Expense Amount /period Note
Car insurance and licensing $300/annum This is due in March, and I pay for the entire year
Petrol $60/month
Electricity $10/month
Airtime/data $20/month
Groceries $60/month This is for additional groceries such as bread, veg and fruit bought during the month
Kids’ clothes $40/month I’m trying to build up their winter wardrobe so I try to buy them something each month
Makeup/clothes/toiletries/ supplements/hair $30/month I do not us this much monthly though
Water $15/month Based on last bill received in April. We do not get water consistently so bills are infrequent
Donations $20/month Ad hoc donations to a soup kitchen, and maternal health fun
Stock market investment $50/month May invest more or less, but I do try to buy shares every payday

Household Expenses (paid by P)

Expense Amount /period Note
Groceries $200/month Bulk grocery shopping of staple food items and toiletries
LP Gas $30/approx. every 2 months We buy when it runs out. Usually every 2 months depending on how bad the power supply is
Medical $15/month For OTC meds (painkiller, cough syrup, antacid stocked for emergencies) and any prescriptions
Pet expenses $60/ twice a year For vaccinations and checkups for 4 dogs. Pet food is covered under groceries
School fees for the kids $347/ term One kid has fees paid every month, the other every 3 months
Nanny $80/month Less than before as both kids are now in school fulltime, and nanny is there to get them ready for school and care after school for 3 hours.
DSTV subscription $37/month
Transport for kids to/from school $60/month L gets picked up and dropped off at home daily, E is dropped off after school

Previous MDs - ( and (

Did you participate in any form of higher education? If yes, how did you pay for it?
Yes, I have a BSc in Accounting, a Masters in Accounting, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Taxation. My parents both have Masters degrees, and in my family, the bare minimum acceptable for education was getting a Bachelors. My mother paid for my undergraduate degree, and I paid cash for my postgraduate studies.

Growing up, what kind of conversations did you have about money?
My parents divorced when I was very young. My dad is the wealthier of the two, my mum has always been middle-class. My mum brought me up with very little financial help from my dad, he only covered tuition and healthcare until I turned 18. My mum catered for everything else. My mum taught me how to look for bargains, how to save and invest, and also how to sometimes enjoy your money.

If you have, when did you move out of your parents'/guardians' house?
I would say I moved out at 26 when I got my current job. I had moved out when I got my first fulltime job, but moved back home when that contract ended

At what age did you become financially responsible for yourself? Does anyone else cover any aspects of your financial life?
At 26 again. That's when I earned enough to cover all my bills without needing help. My husband P covers some aspects of my financial life, and my mum occasionally helps out with stuff for her grandchildren.

What was your first job and why did you get it?
I worked as a receptionist at my mum's law firm after finishing my A Levels (age 18) while waiting to start university. My mum gave me the job to keep me occupied and out of mischief, lol.

Do you worry about money now?
I worry about building generational wealth for my children. I want to make sure they will be set for life as adults. I do worry about money because hyperinflation is eroding my earnings and retirement dramatically. This is my second time losing my retirement. My mum and in laws are losing their retirement for the third time, so honestly our old age looks bleak if we do not invest outside of work pensions.

Do you or have you ever received passive or inherited income?
I receive negligible dividends from the shares I own, lol.

Day 1
0430 – I’m woken up by loadshedding. I sigh, rollover, and sleep some more
0600 – Alarm goes off. I turn it off, enjoy cuddles from P and finally get out of bed. Our water tanks ran out 4 days ago, and council has not yet deigned to give us water, so we rely on P’s parents and friends to give us water. I get my water that was warming up on the stove, and take a quick bucket bath. I moisturize, do my brows, throw my lace wig on (I cut my hair in January, and I’m at a really awkward stage where my hair looks bad when I wear it out all day) and get dressed. It’s cold in the mornings so I put on winter stockings and a black and white chevron patterned dress, nude ballet pumps plus my warm jacket. I get E from the couch where he was watching Cocomelon and my lunch bag out of the kitchen and we head off to his school. After dropping off E, I go to the office. No electricity means no elevator, so I go up the stairs. I see my boss’s boss and greet him as we do the ZESA (local electricity company) sponsored workout. I log in to the work register, fill up my kettle, and settle down to check out my work email. Nothing urgent came through overnight, so I go into my personal email. The wig company I patronize has given me a code for my birthday, and I’m wondering if I should pull the trigger on my cart. I decide to do a report while thinking this through.
My mum is currently working out of the country, so I am managing her local finances/obligations while she’s away. I remember I have to buy the prepaid electricity token for my childhood home as well as for the house she lives in when she’s working in the country. I spend $23 on electricity for both houses (mum’s money so doesn’t count)
1030 – After doing some firefighting and office gossip I have my breakfast. Today its rice, peas and 2 fried eggs. I sprinkle some peri-peri Aromat on top since I don’t have a sauce/gravy ad I have been craving spicy food lately. I also pop my multivitamin and supplements. I check my team’s work and send back anything that needs correcting. I also generate the multiple reports my boss expects from me. I suddenly remember I need to claim my allowance for performing a role that is higher than my actual position at work. I quickly complete the form, and send it to my boss for his signature. The extra money from this is what I use to fund my stock market investments. I also remind my team to send a report to me for consolidation by noon.
12.00 – I do a major push of all my work due today so I can relax after lunch. I compile my reports and set them ready to send. I also finish my first 2 litres of water of the day, and cue up the next 2 litres
1300 – Its lunchtime, and my work bestie and I head out around town**. I find shorts that L would fit and buy 2 pairs for $10**. We head back to the office and I have caramel popcorn for lunch. Then I remember I forgot to have my afternoon meds, oops. Anyway, more work before heading to an audit meeting
1630 – The audit meeting is finally over, and I rush to shut down my computer, pack up my things and go home. I have an agreement with my manager that as long as I make up for the hour, by either coming early or skipping lunch, I can leave work at 4pm. I had a total hysterectomy end of last year so I still can’t manage driving in heavy traffic. I arrive home, make the bed (P had not made it when he went to work), and harvest chilies from our garden that have ripened. I also harvest a local herb used as a flu remedy and lemongrass, so I can brew up a tea/tisane for the flu affected people in my house. I also pack L’s lunch for tomorrow, a pie, a naartjie and juice. It’s also F’s payday, so I give her US$80 (P gave me this money).
E says he is hungry so I feed him sadza and sour milk by his request. I multitask covering L’s school textbook while supervising his homework and watching Married to Real Estate and the Great British Bake Off. I then have my dinner of sadza, greens and beef. I have a chat with the kids about their day at school. P gets home.
1900 – P and my nephew M go to fetch water from P’s friend’s house. The city council still hasn’t opened up our water supply. I do some French on Duolingo while the boys wreak havoc in their playroom. I read L and E their bedtime stories and put them to bed. I decide to do my hair in cornrows while watching Masterchef Australia. They get home and I help them carry water indoors. I remember that when power comes back I need to boil tripe on the stove, so I cut it up, put it in the pot with water, salt and garlic, and place it on the electric stove. We have serious loadshedding these days, so we have a gas stove and solar power to tide us over. I take a quick bath and change into my pyjamas. While P watches TV, I read Wild Sweet Love by Beverly Jenkins and continue to do my hair in cornrows.
2200 – My arms are tired and I’m only halfway through with the cornrows. I give up and go to bed with P.
Total spent - $10

Day 2
0600 – I hear crying. E is in a bad mood today. I turn off my alarm, and go to see what’s wrong. E does not want to get dressed for school. I sigh, and help F dress him while he throws a massive tantrum. E is dressed, so I go do my morning routine of shower, moisturize, contact lenses, and eyebrow makeup. Today, I wear a green dress I took from my mum, black tights, nude ballet flats and a black and white coat. E gets put into the car by F, and starts crying for porridge. We are already late, so he learns that the consequence of refusing to eat his porridge on time is to go to school without having his porridge. It’s not a big issue though, as he gets fed at school. So I lock the doors and windows and drive him to school as he throws a tantrum for the entire 10 minute drive. I shove him into the school gate and head to work.
It’s another ZESA sponsored stair workout today. I log into the register, and fill up my kettle with water. I switch on my computer, check my work email and send off client emails to my team for their response. My personal email has an annual report from one of the companies I have shares in so I check out if there’s a dividend this year. I own a negligible number of shares in the company though, but 28c per share is quite impressive. I check to see if my stock exchange wallet has been credited with the money I transferred there so I can buy more shares. It still hasn’t so I send a follow up email o the enquiries desk at the stock exchange. I do have a stockbroker, but I prefer doing my trades myself. I also do some French on Duolingo before 8am.
0830 – Our HR is in a tizzy because people are late for work. I don’t make a big deal out of it usually, because salaries are shit and people are demotivated. As long as my team shows up and does some work, I’m ok. I approve some work, and warn my team about coming in a bit too late. I also tell a teammate that she will have to cover for me on Monday as I am taking the day off. Our internet connectivity is shit so I can’t log into our system to check some stuff. My work bestie gives me avocados from her house. I almost cry because I have been craving avocados, but been too cheap to buy them.
1000 – I have a really bad sore throat. I am also hungry since I haven’t had breakfast yet. I jot down my shopping list for the weekend and head to Pick ‘n’ Pay to buy carrots, green peppers, tomatoes, lemons, cheese, polony and bread. I also buy my breakfast/lunch, which is rice, beans, ox liver and egg salad**. It all cost $10**. I leave my shopping in my car, and go to the office to wolf down my food, and take my multivitamin and painkiller. I also receive my wigs that I bought in May. Perfect timing, as I want to wear a new wig tomorrow for our girls’ day out.
I do some more work, and remind my team to send me the information I need for my daily reports.
1300 – I go out to buy a few items I didn’t find in Pick ‘n’ Pay earlier**. I go to Spar and buy peas, eggs, soft drinks for the outing tomorrow and a sausage roll. Total cost is $10**. The outing has been deemed kid friendly, so I needed drinks for the boys to have tomorrow. I get back into the office, and spend the rest of the lunch hour working.
1600 – It’s finally time to go home. I send my email to handover work issues for the person who will take over my role on Monday while I am on leave. I also send my out of office email, and head home. The kids are at their grandmother’s, so I take a leisurely bath, put on my pyjamas and eat dinner. Then I watch Masterchef Australia until P and E get home. I also get in some French Duolingo practice
2000 – P goes out with his friends, so I snuggle up on the couch with E and watch TV. I put E to bed, read him his bedtime story and kiss him good night. I finally finish season 13 of Masterchef Australia, and move on to My Kitchen Rules Australia. I love Australian reality shows, ngl.
2200 – I go to bed P gets home and tells me some bad news about a friend of ours. I feel very sad for him. He cuddles me and we sleep.
Total spent - $20

Day 3
0700 – I wake up feeling like a truck ran me over. I get out of bed, and get ready to hand-wash our laundry. We still have no running water so we can’t use the washing machine. I play music while doing my laundry to keep me motivated
0900 – Laundry has been hung out to dry. F has cooked potato curry, so I boil eggs and water. I have my breakfast of potato curry, egg, multivitamin and coffee. Once I’m done, I give E a bath and dress him. I also bath, moisturize, do my brows and get dressed. I’m wearing jeans and a t-shirt today as my friends and I ae supposed to take our kids out for a playdate. Then I receive a message that the outing is cancelled since one of our group is really sick. I try to think of something I can do with E, since L is out having fun with his grandmother. I do my Swahili Duolingo practice.
1100 – The welder comes to do some work on our garage door. I monitor the work for a bit, and then my nephew takes over. E starts really bugging me to go out. So I put on my headband wig and sneakers, and pack a cooler bag with snacks and drinks. We head into town and I buy myself some ciders for $9. These are for me to drink when the mood strikes me. E wants to go to a resort by the lake so I oblige him. We pay $8 for our entrance. He goes to play on the swings, and I take pictures of him having fun. Another family turns up, and one of his classmates is among them. He’s so happy, and goes to play with his friend. I watch him running around.
1500 – I get a call from my friend that she’s in town with my cake. This cake was meant for the cancelled outing. I pack up our stuff, hustle E into the car and drive back into town. I let out some colourful swear words when I realise I forgot to get our change of $2. Anyway**, I meet up with my friend and get the cake, and pay her $30**. It’s so pretty. I call my MIL while still in town to find out what time she will be there so I can pick up L. She says it will be an hour, so E and I head home to drop off the cake so it doesn’t melt in my AC-less car.
1600 – We are back in town waiting for L and MIL. E wants an ice cream so I buy him one for $0.50 using money I had in my Innbucks wallet. MIL calls and asks me to head over to where she is to pick L up since she can’t leave yet. E and I get there. MIL gets me sadza and goat tripe stew, which I eat a bit of to be polite even though I am not hungry. When I’m done, I pack up the kids and drive home. I bath and change into my pyjamas.
1800 – I feed the kids, and we play until their weekend bedtime of 8pm. I read them their bedtime stories and tuck them in. I watch TV and iron my morning laundry while having a gin and juice until 9pm, and head to read in bed. P and my nephew arrive home from their amateur soccer league match and subsequent outing with the boys. I fall asleep soon after.
Total spent - $49.50

Day 4
0700 – I’m woken up by L demanding that I come and play with them. I am still sleepy so I fob him off.
0900 - F knocks on the door and tells us she is off to church. I finally get out of bed and get dressed. I see the boys playing relatively peacefully so I let them continue with their antics. In the kitchen, I find F had cooked breakfast, and since I’m starving, I heat up water for coffee. L surprisingly isn’t hungry so I serve up breakfast for P and me. I have my daily multivitamin. P heads out to go fetch water, while I bath, change and hang out with the kids. I also do my French Duolingo practice for the day
1200 – I have played with the dogs and kids, and I am exhausted. I collapse onto the couch and watch MKR Australia. P gets home, and naps on the couch. I give the kids haircuts and baths.
1700 – L is hungry and really wants cake, so I feed the kids a dinner of sadza and sour milk. Then some cake for dessert. I also pack L’s school lunch, which will be a polony sandwich, a cupcake and juice. The kids play until its bedtime at 7pm. The usual routine, bedtime stories and tuck in is done
2000 – P and I watch a movie while having some alcoholic drinks.
2200 – Bedtime for us
Total spent - $0

Day 5
0600 – It’s my birthday today. I am going all out celebrating myself since TW I tried unaliving myself twice in the past year. L wishes me a happy birthday before he goes to school. I get birthday messages from my mum, dad, SILs, and friends. I also get a call from my brother, his wife and their son, and they sing to me. I feel very loved today. P goes to drop off E at school today so I can sleep in
0800 – I am finally up and hungry. I cook a quick breakfast of boiled eggs, and a bean curry. P takes my car to get serviced, while I bath, moisturize, contact lenses, do a full face of makeup and get dressed for the day. Today I wear a tie-dyed cutout mini-dress and sneakers, and my wavy headband wig
1300 – P is home and he drives me to a hotel outside town near a renowned tourist site in our country. We have a platter of fried fish, chicken strips, pork strips, fries, and a salad to share and multiple Savannah Drys while there. It’s really nice getting to reconnect after a very tumultuous year in our marriage. P pays.
1700 – We drive around the area, before heading home. Once we get home, P and my nephew go on a hunt for water, while I feed the kids. P and I head off to take our showers. I remember why I don’t do a full face of makeup when it take a long time to get the makeup off my face.
1900 – The family sings happy birthday, and we eat cake. Birthday gifts were gin and chocolate. I hustle the boys off to bed. No story today, as they went to bed later than usual. P watches TV while I read my novel.
2100 – Bedtime for the grownups
Total spent - $0

Day 6
0530 – I wake up and lie in bed for a bit. Then I read my novel some more.
0620 – I am up, and take my bath, moisturize, do my brows and get dressed. It’s cold this morning, so I wear a yellow dress with black polka dots, black tights and ankle boots. I pack up the cake I’m giving to my colleagues, as well as my water bottle. E and I head out. I drop E off at school, and go to the office. I log into the work register, turn on my computer, and check my emails. There are a few pressing issues I need to get up to speed with. One of my colleagues gives me $50 as a birthday gift. I also hand out the cake to my team.
0900 – Work is pretty quiet today, so I update my MD. I also receive news that one of my nephews is getting married. He is not that much younger than me, and could be my younger brother, but it makes me feel so old.
Note on my family: In our culture, even distant relatives are given close relationships so the large number of nephews/nieces is from those relationships. It’s a big thing done to maintain close family bonds. I have 4 actual (in a Western sense) nephews and nieces who are all under the age of 6.
1000 – I head to the supermarket and buy bread, onions, carrots, pork chops, pork trotters and my breakfast and lunch. This costs $25. The meat is the main cost driver here. I have a sausage roll, my multivitamin, supplement and milk for breakfast. I remember that I need to check if my stock exchange wallet was credited, ugh. The website is refusing to load and I’m very frustrated. I finally log in and see the amount is still not credited. I email and send a tweet to the stock exchange. Hopefully the tweet will get them to start moving.
1200 – My boss is mad. One member of my team left his desk without informing me and there’s an urgent matter. I was about to go downstairs to give P the groceries, so I stick around for a bit before committing the same offence as my subordinate, lol. I quickly get back into my office and check on work, sign some papers and letters, and clear out my emails.
1300 – My work bestie has to run other errands at lunch so I decide to stay in the office. I check my personal email and see I have received a dividend of $0.27, lol. The share price will probably drop soon, so I will buy more shares in this counter if I can get them to increase my shareholding. My goal for this year is to breach the 10,000 share mark for one counter. I suddenly remember I have work to do, so I use my lunch hour to do the work, and then take a quick break to eat my lunch of fries and a sausage and do some Swahili Duolingo practice.
1500 – I am thinking of going home when one of my team members calls me to deal with an angry client. I go to the office, and find out it’s a surprise birthday party from my team. I am so happy, lol. We have more cake, and there’s also fruit and juice. I head home feeling so appreciated with even more cake.
1700 – P and my nephew go out to get water. I warm up my bath water, and give the kids their dinner. Today its rice and croc meat. I make L’s lunch for tomorrow, a toasted polony sandwich and juice. I also pack my lunch, rice, a fried egg and peas. And some cake for my work bestie’s kids. I take my bath; change into my pyjamas and hound E to eat his food. If we let that kid be, he would probably live on the bits of our souls he sucks out daily by being stubborn. I am feeling nauseous so I have plain rice with a bit of avocado. The kids watch cartoons, while I do some more Swahili on Duolingo.
1900 – Bedtime for the kids. Today, there’s no demand for a bedtime story, so I just tuck them in and tell them I love them. I read my novel as increasingly feel more nauseated. I end up going to hurl my guts out. P comes home and finds me lying limply on the bed. He gives me a cuddle, and goes to eat his dinner. I get up but smell fish, and run back to throw up. If I hadn’t had a hysterectomy, I would be doing a pregnancy test ASAP.
2100 – I go to bed, and lie in bed for a bit, before finally drifting off.
Total spent - $25

Day 7
0500 – I wake up feeling nauseated again. Ugh, this reminds me of having hyperemesis while pregnant. I put my water on to heat and get back in bed to read some more.
0600 – E comes to lie on our bed. I get out of bed, and go throw up. I get my bath water, take my bath, moisturize and put my contacts in. I look like a reanimated corpse this morning. I do my brows to try bring a bit of life to my face and get dressed. It’s very misty and cold today so I put on warm brown tights, a long black dress, my warm jacket and ballet flats. I grab my lunch and the cake, pop E into the car and head out. Visibility is extremely low, so I drive slowly. I don’t know why people like surprising other drivers by having their cars pop out of the mist without switching on their headlights. I successfully avoid the drivers who hate life and drop E off at school before heading to work.
0700 – I am in the office, and I log into the register, before turning on my computer and checking my work email. Not too much in there, so I check my personal email. My stock exchange wallet has finally been credited with the $100. I also ponder whether I should pull the trigger on a V-part wig.
I do my weekly report, and start doing some boring work in the system. I realise I didn’t save the work I did yesterday, so I have to re-do it, so I can have the list of error messages to send to ICT.
0830 – Everyone is in the office, so I do some reshuffling of duties, so that essential areas are covered while one of my colleagues is on leave. I give the cake to work bestie, who tells me how much her daughter was excited over the cake yesterday. It’s now time for me to put my head down and really focus on knocking out the system work today. I also log into an online training, and I listen while doing my work. My mum also deposits money for my birthday gift and to spoil her grandkids.
1000 – I log into my stock exchange account and buy shares for $99.14 (doesn’t count as spending, as the money was moved before the MD started). The deadline for other departments to submit their weekly reports to me for consolidation has passed so I start following up. One department is a big problem as they always send their report late. Le sigh. I draft a very passive aggressive email to them. I also decide not to buy the wig and instead ask the person making me my custom earrings that I got myself for my birthday to bill me the rest of the money so I can pay and move the remainder of the money in my account into savings. Our currency has taken an enormous hit in the last week, and is free falling dramatically. I’d rather keep USD cash than money in my account at this point. The training finally ends.
1100 – I’m getting hungry so I go warm up my lunch, sprinkle on peri peri Aromat and dig in. Yum. I also have my multivitamin and supplement. A lady who sells local snacks comes in. She persuades me to buy maputi (corn nuts mixed with roasted peanuts) for $0.50. I buy them for my afternoon snack. I end up sending the report with missing statistics, and tell the department to send directly to the compiler, as they were late. That was a very aggressive email tbh. I’m still hungry, so I munch on my maputi, leaving the peanuts because I don’t feel like eating them lately.
1200 – I see a missed call from a number I don’t know. I call and it turns out they had sent money to my mobile wallet mistakenly. I check the mobile wallet and it shows it had an extra $11. I send the money back to the person. Times are too tough to keep people’s money
1400 – I snack on a few skittles instead of having more food. I just want something to entertain my mouth, I’m not hungry at all. I review more work and drink more water. The jeweler has sent the payment request for the earrings. I pay $100 (total spent on the earrings comes to $200, which is worth it for sterling silver custom made Jewellery. I use $50 of the birthday money from my mum to cover for part of this expense)
1600 – Finally time to go home. I shut down my computer, and drive home. Once I’m home, I put on my bath water, and help L do his homework. Then I do some Swahili Duolingo practice and pack L’s lunch for tomorrow. He requested maize (corn on the cob), a boiled egg and a naartjie. His wish is my command for once. I also pack my lunch, a boiled egg, peanut butter sandwich and a bit of birthday cake. The jeweler sends pictures of the final product. They are absolutely gorgeous. Happy 34th birthday to me!!!
1800 – I serve the kids their dinner, and go to take my bath. P sends a text that he will be home late as they are working late today. I have my own dinner while persuading E to eat his food
1900 – Bedtime for the kids. I read them their bedtime stories, tuck them in and tell them I love them. Then I go to watch TV. I’m catching up on Married to Real Estate, Food Factory and Man Vs Food. You can tell that reality TV is my jam.
2100 – I decide to have some decaf black coffee and cake as my bedtime snack. P and my nephew arrive home. They are later than they thought they would be because nephew dropped his phone in the middle of the highway and they were searching for it. Because nephew’s ancestors were on the job, they found it intact. It’s a big deal because this is a major highway and huge trucks use that road constantly. I chat with P as he has his dinner and takes his bath.
2200 – Cuddles and bedtime for us

Total spent today – $100

Total spent this week – $204.50

Spending by categories
Food & Drink – $84.50
Home & Health – $0
Clothing & Beauty – $110
Transportation – $0
Fun & Entertainment – $10

Reflections on this week’s spending
The spending is pretty much about normal for me tbh (excluding the cake and earrings). I had quite a bit of petrol in the tank so I didn’t need to top up my tank this week. The converted US$ prices are a bit inaccurate since our currency had a big drop this week, and most of my spending is in local currency. I could reign in my spending a bit, and focus more on investing. However, I do enjoy using my money to bring joy to my kids and myself. Particularly myself after the absolutely shitty year I had.
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2023.06.08 05:48 SmithersWessers Politics and guns and police...oh my

I live in a city where there was a shooting at a high school graduation.
Was a super tragic event, apparently the victims had tried to kill the shooters brother or cousin or something. The shooter came to the graduation, waited for it to end. Everyone was celebrating in the park and taking photos after the graduation. Then the shooter opened fire on the 17 year old and his father, killing them both. 3-4 more were injured I believe. Many more injured in the chaos of the aftermath, people panicking and trampling others.
There were 3 off duty police officers directing traffic (LOTS of people at the graduation in tight city streets with limited parking). There were metal detectors at the graduation and security. Nobody could bring a gun into the graduation. This is why the shooters waited outside.
Then there was another completely unrelated shooting where 2 other high schoolers (different high school) got killed.
A lot of comments I'm seeing and hearing from friends, family (mostly leftists) and the media are calling for "gun control" and defending the police.
As a liberal gun owner, and avid gun nerd, it just rubs me the wrong way.
First of all, we need MORE people with guns. If you defund the police (I go back and forth on this, mainly just think we need to pay police more but make it harder to get in with consistent mental assessments and body cams) then response times are longer, and you need a way to defend yourself in a situation like this.
My primary issue here is that gun control isn't the problem it's made out to be. If you regulate firearms more strictly, it won't change a thing.
These shooters and people planning these shootings are not going to be affected. They are going to find a way to obtain a firearm, legal or illegal. The only thing regulating firearms stricter will do is take away self defense. If a criminal wants to use a firearm to create a crime, they will find a way to get their hands on one.
My other issue, with a ton of school shootings around the country the last few years, is that our school zones are "firearm free" zones. Children and the next generation are the future and invaluable. When I was growing up, there were a lot of teachers who were previously military or police and know their way around firearms. Arm them. 1 on every hall. Get a security guard employed by the government, arm them. Protect our fucking children with firearms. Bad guys use them as they please, good guys need to jump on the fuckin bus.
I worry about my niece and nephew in school. They're young and still elementary school age, but I genuinely worry for them when they get older. So do my brother and sister in law. It's just so crazy to me.
Moral of the story? Bad guys will use guns in crimes whenever they want, no matter what. Give more of the good guys guns for self defense.
Taking away guns, making it harder to get gun, restricting magazines, etc. is just a WILD idea to me.
To level the playing fiend, arm the good guys, don't take their guns away.
Idk, I'm rambling here. Maybe I'm not as liberal as I thought. Or maybe I am just more open minded to firearms. It's just been a moral self dilemma I've been thinking about a lot lately and wanted to rant here and maybe start some conversation.
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2023.06.08 05:14 Element-RP Element RP 18+ Immersive Roleplay DOJ Gangs Businesses Housing Custom Vehicles Custom Scripts HIRING POLICE & EMS

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2023.06.08 02:06 StunningEgg9923 10 packs

10 packs
Opened 4 S&V base, 1 vivid voltage, 1 Astral radiance, 2 fusion strike and 1 evolving skies
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2023.06.08 00:00 mattyboy22 Expired tags

So I did a little experiment today. Went for a motorcycle ride around 3:00pm. I got on Perring pkwy at Argonne Dr . Heading north I counted 9 cars with expired MD. Tags between there and Joppa rd . Kinda half ass counted 6 more coming into the city down Harford rd to Parkside. I think a lot of people don’t renew their registration because insurance is so high. And they let it lapse. Watch out for these people cause if you and them have a wreck, you’re screwed.
My opinion is there needs to some Enforcment of laws by police etc to keep traffic/ driving safer and individual responsibility in case of accidents etc. And the prices of car registration and insurance lower to a more equitable amount and the fact that lacking public transportation issues need addressed…
But it does give a person no incentive to do the right thing, paying taxes insurance keeping vehicles legal etc.. Just my 2 cents
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2023.06.07 15:19 LinsaFTW FlameCord: How to install and download BungeeCord

BungeeCord is a proxy software that allows you to connect multiple Minecraft servers into a network. This way, you can have different game modes, worlds and plugins on your server, and let your players switch between them seamlessly. BungeeCord also enables cross-server chat, commands and teleportation.
However, BungeeCord has some drawbacks, such as high CPU and RAM usage, vulnerability to bot attacks and exploits, and lack of performance optimization. That’s why many server owners choose to replace BungeeCord with FlameCord.
FlameCord is a fork of BungeeCord and Waterfall that offers various features to improve your server network’s security, performance and stability, such as:
In this post, we will show you how to install and download BungeeCord and replace it with FlameCord.

How to install and download BungeeCord

To install and download BungeeCord, you will need:
Follow these steps to install and download BungeeCord:
  1. Create a new folder on your server for BungeeCord. For example, you can name it “bungeecord”.
  2. Download the latest version of BungeeCord from here.
  3. Save the file as “BungeeCord.jar” in the folder you created.
  4. Run the file by typing “java -Xmx512M -jar BungeeCord.jar” in your terminal or command prompt. This will generate some files and folders in your folder.
  5. Edit the “config.yml” file with a text editor of your choice. Here you can configure various settings for your BungeeCord server, such as the port, the motd, the online mode, the servers, the permissions and more. You can find a detailed guide on how to configure BungeeCord here.
  6. Start your Minecraft servers that you want to connect to BungeeCord. Make sure they are running on different ports than BungeeCord, and that they have online mode set to false in their “” file.
  7. Add your Minecraft servers to the “servers” section of the “config.yml” file. You need to specify a name, an address and a port for each server.
  8. Save the file and restart BungeeCord by typing “end” in your terminal or command prompt, and then running the file again.
  9. Connect to your BungeeCord server using your domain name or IP address and the port you specified in the “config.yml” file. You should see a list of servers that you can join.

How to replace BungeeCord with FlameCord

To replace BungeeCord with FlameCord, you will need:
Follow these steps to replace BungeeCord with FlameCord:
  1. Stop your BungeeCord server by typing “end” in your terminal or command prompt.
  2. Make a backup of your BungeeCord folder by copying it to another location on your server or your computer.
  3. Delete the “BungeeCord.jar” file from your BungeeCord folder.
  4. Download the latest version of FlameCord from here.
  5. Save the file as “FlameCord.jar” in your BungeeCord folder.
  6. Run the file by typing “java -Xmx512M -jar FlameCord.jar” in your terminal or command prompt. This will generate a new file called “flamecord.yml” in your folder.
  7. Edit the “flamecord.yml” file with a text editor of your choice. Here you can configure various settings for your FlameCord server, such as the antibot features, the exploit fixes, the performance improvements and more. You can find a detailed guide on how to configure FlameCord.
  8. Save the file and restart FlameCord by typing “end” in your terminal or command prompt, and then running the file again.
  9. Connect to your FlameCord server using your domain name or IP address and the port you specified in the “config.yml” file. You should see a list of servers that you can join.
Congratulations, you have successfully replaced BungeeCord with FlameCord! You can now enjoy a more secure, stable and fast Minecraft network with FlameCord.
If you have any questions or issues, you can contact the FlameCord team on their Discord server or their BuiltByBit page. They will be happy to help you and provide support.
If you like FlameCord, you can also leave a review and a rating on their BuiltByBit page to show your appreciation and support.
Thank you for choosing FlameCord!
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2023.06.07 14:11 CapableRhubarb5 I was the middle car in a 3 car collision, unsure about liability.

I would just like to state before I start, this collision happened in October last year and I have since bought a dashcam.
I was driving to work along a motorway with the typical reduce speed limits overhead, (from my recollection 40 mph), traffic was slowing to a stand still and I ended up being the middle car in quite a slow 3 car collision.
My version of events is that I slowed with enough time to stop but the car behind me didn't and sent me into the car in front. I am fairly confident of this but obviously was in shock at the incident and didn't have a dashcam at the time. My car (renault clio 22) has following distance warnings and I am always conscious of them when driving ( Only A Fool Breaks The 2-Second Rule ), especially in heavy traffic, so I am almost certain I had enough time to break and would not have hit the car in front had the car behind me not hit me first. But hey ho accidents happen and the main thing is no one was hurt really.
I did suffer a couple of bruises from the incident, I hit my head off the roof of my car and my knee of my steering wheel but that was about the height of it. As far as I could tell the other two drivers were fine and none of us had any passengers. We exchanged insurance information at the scene and took a few photos and then departed. I did give my number to both parties and the front car contacted me a few times about when her car would get fixed (she had never been in a accident before, neither have I for that matter). I informed her to contact her insurance and that they would deal with my insurance and the person behind me's insurance.
The car in front of me (vw golf) had a cracked number plate, probably rear bumper damage, my front bumper had a bit of damage but the main damage was to my rear bumper which knocked the boot out of alignment out making it nearly impossible to open. My horn was also broken in the incident. As far as I could see, the car that hit me had no visible damage, it was a more modern mini and I think the projecting plastic round the grill seemed to have been what made impact. I have since suffered heightened anxiety on the road (any time a car fills my rear view mirror it causes me a lot of fear or if a car pulls into space I have left for braking distance I get quite scared).
I have obviously provided all this information to my insurer, I only claimed for the damage to my car and did not pursue any injury claims or anything of the like. It took about 5 months for my car repair to be completed which was in March and the claim is still unresolved. I have renewed my insurance within this time and recently decided to check the status of my claim and received this message:

"Liability is still outstanding for this incident. The party at the front is holding us at fault for hitting them in the rear and the party at the rear is alleging your vehicle 'rebounded' off the car in front into her car and that she was stationary. We have disputed this and asked for any evidence they have to support this as it seems unlikely to have happened like that. I can't give a timescale on how long it is likely take to settle I'm afraid. "
I honestly don't know how the car behind me is trying to argue this was all my fault. I do not believe her car was stationary and I don't really see how the more significant damage was caused from a "rebound". There are also no dash cams or witnesses that I am aware of, and obviously my recollection could be bias.
My question is what is the likely liability outcome here and when on earth can I expect a resolution? At this point I really don't care who's at fault and would just like the claim resolved. Surely joint liability would just be the easiest thing to do?
Any insight would be great.
Sorry for the length, I am just frustrated at the fact this hasn't been resolved and regretting not claiming for injury too now, giving the fact the woman at the rear is being so difficult.
TLDR; I was the middle car in a 3 car accident 8 months ago, liability is still outstanding, rear car is claiming I am entirely at fault, what is the likely outcome?

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2023.06.07 10:34 vynguyen93338 Làm thế nào để nói chuyện với một người bị bệnh nặng hoặc sắp chết

Làm thế nào để nói chuyện với một người bị bệnh nặng hoặc sắp chết
Các chuyên gia giải thích cách vượt qua những cuộc trò chuyện rất khó khăn này và đề xuất những cách tốt nhất để cung cấp hỗ trợ.
Không có gì dễ dàng hay đơn giản khi đối mặt với cái chết. Và khi một người bạn hoặc người thân được chẩn đoán mắc bệnh nan y, cả thế giới của bạn có thể thay đổi. Bạn có thể gặp khó khăn trong việc tìm kiếm những từ thích hợp. Bạn có thể không biết cách tốt nhất để hỗ trợ họ, mặc dù đó là tất cả những gì bạn muốn làm.
Đầu tiên, điều quan trọng cần biết là bạn — và người thân của bạn — không đơn độc. Khoảng 90 triệu người Mỹ đang sống chung với những căn bệnh hiểm nghèo. Và ước tính khoảng 6 triệu người trong số họ có thể được hưởng lợi từ việc chăm sóc giảm nhẹ, Trung tâm Nâng cao Chăm sóc Giảm nhẹ (CAPC) cho biết.
Chỉ một người sống chung với căn bệnh nan y mới biết cảm giác đó như thế nào. Nhưng đối với họ và những người thân yêu của họ, cảm xúc có thể giống như đau buồn, Kevin Stowe nói. Anh ấy là người quản lý tang lễ cho nhà cung cấp dịch vụ chăm sóc cuối đời VITAS Healthcare.
Stowe nói: “Một số người có thể phản ứng với thái độ hòa bình, bình tĩnh, chấp nhận, cam chịu hoặc quyết tâm tận dụng tối đa thời gian còn lại. “Một số người sẽ đặt câu hỏi về tôn giáo của họ, trong khi những người khác sẽ tìm đến tâm linh để đối phó. Một số sẽ hướng nội để tự bảo vệ mình; những người khác sẽ hướng ngoại để quản lý công việc của họ, tìm cách khép lại, theo đuổi những mong muốn trong danh sách xô của họ và nói những lời tạm biệt cần thiết.
Cho dù ai đó chọn cách xử lý bi kịch như thế nào, thì có một điều chắc chắn là: Người thân của bạn cần bạn hơn bao giờ hết.
Nhưng bạn cũng muốn ở đó một cách tình cảm. Nếu bạn không biết bắt đầu từ đâu, chúng tôi ở đây để giúp bạn có những cuộc trò chuyện khó khăn đó và thể hiện tình yêu vô điều kiện của bạn.
Lắng nghe trước khi bạn nói
Khi người thân của bạn lần đầu tiên nhận được chẩn đoán thay đổi cuộc sống, hãy nhớ rằng các tương tác của bạn phải là về họ chứ không phải bạn.
Stowe nói: “Đầu tiên, hãy nắm bắt tín hiệu về mức độ họ muốn nói. “Hãy ngồi vào chỗ khó khăn đó với họ mà không đưa ra chỉ dẫn, không đưa ra lời khuyên và không lôi kéo họ ra ngoài. Chỉ cần để họ ở đó và có mặt với họ miễn là họ cần bạn. Đó thực sự là một trong những điều tốt nhất bạn có thể làm.”
Andrew E. Esch, MD, cho biết thêm: Chỉ cần thành thật và lắng nghe nỗi sợ hãi của họ sẽ giúp ích rất nhiều. Anh ấy là cố vấn giáo dục cấp cao tại CAPC.
Nhưng điều đó không có nghĩa là bạn không nên nói gì cả. Khi bạn nói, hãy giữ cho nó đơn giản. Stowe nói: “Thay vì trịch thượng, hãy thử nói những điều như: 'Tôi ước điều này không xảy ra với bạn' hoặc 'Đây hẳn là một tin khó để bạn chia sẻ' hoặc 'Tôi ở đây vì bạn'.
Ngừng đưa ra lời khuyên
Bạn có thể đồng cảm và ở đó vì họ. Nhưng bạn không thể cho rằng mình biết điều gì là tốt nhất cho họ.
Hãy cho người thân của bạn không gian mà họ cần để nói ra những nhu cầu của chính họ. Bạn có thể thừa nhận rằng đây cũng là lãnh thổ mới và đáng sợ đối với bạn, Stowe nói. Yêu cầu họ hướng dẫn về cách bạn có thể trở thành người mà họ muốn và cần bạn trở thành vào lúc này.
Tiến sĩ Esch nói thêm rằng bạn cần nhận ra rằng hoàn cảnh của họ không phải là điều bạn có thể khắc phục được. “Tất cả những gì bạn có thể cho là hỗ trợ,” anh ấy nói. “Hãy nói với họ rằng mặc dù bạn không biết những tuần hoặc tháng tới sẽ ra sao, nhưng bạn sẽ ở bên họ trên mọi bước đường.”
Lời khuyên là tốt nhất khi nó được yêu cầu, không được cung cấp. “Bạn không ở trong đầu họ,” Stowe giải thích, “vì vậy bạn không biết họ cần gì.” Nếu họ muốn lời khuyên, họ sẽ yêu cầu.
Tránh những lời sáo rỗng phổ biến
Hầu hết các chuyên gia về đau buồn và tang chế đều đồng ý rằng nên tránh một số bình luận nhất định khi nói chuyện với người mắc bệnh nan y.
Stowe đưa ra một số cụm từ phổ biến có thể bị coi là thiếu tế nhị:
  • "Mọi thứ sẽ ổn." Bạn không thể đảm bảo bất cứ điều gì; những gì xảy ra là ngoài tầm tay của bạn.
  • “Mọi thứ xảy ra đều có lý do” hoặc “Đó là ý muốn của Chúa.” Những loại sáo ngữ và tầm thường này thường không hữu ích. Và đối với những người không theo tôn giáo có tổ chức, những lời này thậm chí có thể phản tác dụng.
  • “Tôi biết những gì bạn đang cảm thấy.” Chỉ người thân của bạn mới biết họ cảm thấy thế nào. Và phản ứng của mỗi người là duy nhất.
  • "Bạn cảm thấy thế nào?" Đây là một câu hỏi phổ biến có thể gây khó chịu cho người mà bạn đã biết là không làm tốt.
  • “Hãy gọi nếu bạn cần bất cứ điều gì.” Điều này có vẻ giống như một điều hỗ trợ để nói. Nhưng cách tiếp cận tốt nhất là đơn giản đề nghị làm bất cứ điều gì cần làm. Hãy để bạn bè hoặc người thân của bạn cho bạn ý tưởng về cách bạn có thể giúp đỡ — và sau đó làm theo.
Lập kế hoạch các chuyến thăm của bạn xung quanh nhu cầu của họ
Chỉ dừng lại có thể không phải là động thái tốt nhất ngay bây giờ. Nếu bạn định đến thăm, hãy gọi điện trước cho người thân và hỏi cụ thể về thời điểm bạn nên đến và thời gian bạn nên ở lại, Stowe khuyên.
Tin tức này cũng có thể tạo ra một mối quan hệ năng động mới. Nhưng hãy cố gắng hết sức để không làm mọi thứ trở nên khó xử. Chào hỏi họ như bình thường. Giao tiếp bằng mắt khi bạn đến thăm và thực hiện các hành vi tương tự (ôm, bắt tay, hôn gió, va chạm khuỷu tay) mà bạn luôn có, Stowe gợi ý.
Cũng cần lưu ý rằng sức khỏe và trạng thái cảm xúc của người thân của bạn có thể thay đổi hàng ngày. Stowe nói, hãy luôn cho họ biết rằng bạn thực sự quan tâm và muốn hiểu những gì họ đang phải đối mặt ngày hôm nay.
Hãy luôn sẵn sàng khi họ cần bạn nhất. Stowe cho biết thêm: “Hãy để bạn bè hoặc người thân của bạn biết rằng bạn luôn sẵn sàng bất cứ khi nào họ cần. Có thể họ cần ai đó lắng nghe, trò chuyện hoặc chỉ ngồi với họ trong im lặng. “Một số cuộc trò chuyện tuyệt vời có thể phát sinh từ sự im lặng.”
Quản lý cảm xúc cá nhân của bạn
Có thể bạn đã nghe câu nói này hàng triệu lần: Bạn không thể giúp đỡ người khác cho đến khi bạn tự giúp mình — và điều đó không thể đúng hơn trong tình huống này.
Yêu thương và hỗ trợ một người sắp chết hoặc đau khổ vì bệnh tật có thể gây tổn hại lớn đến sức khỏe tinh thần của bạn. Để cung cấp sự hỗ trợ tốt nhất mà bạn có thể, bạn cũng phải tự chăm sóc bản thân.
Stowe nói: “Công việc của bạn là đối mặt với cảm xúc của chính mình. Quá trình này được gọi là đau buồn dự đoán . Về cơ bản, đó là những cảm xúc mà bạn phải đối mặt khi nhìn một người thân yêu ra đi, biết rằng bạn không thể làm gì được.
Nếu bạn cần thêm trợ giúp để vượt qua thời điểm khó khăn này, hãy cân nhắc nói chuyện với một người bạn, nhà lãnh đạo tinh thần hoặc chuyên gia sức khỏe tâm thần. Họ sẽ ở đó để lắng nghe và giúp hướng dẫn bạn quản lý cảm xúc và nhu cầu của mình.
Bạn cũng phải tìm cách đối phó với nỗi đau này, Stowe nói. Anh ấy nói thêm: “Hãy tạo không gian cảm xúc của riêng bạn để tự chăm sóc bản thân và cho phép bạn của bạn gánh vác một số gánh nặng của họ. Đó là điều sẽ cho phép bạn trở thành người chăm sóc và hỗ trợ tốt hơn về lâu dài.
Bạn cũng có thể nhờ giúp đỡ nếu cảm thấy kiệt sức. Rốt cuộc, có nhiều cách khác để đảm bảo người thân của bạn nhận được sự giúp đỡ và hỗ trợ mà họ cần. Stowe nói: “Nếu người thân của bạn được giới thiệu đến dịch vụ chăm sóc cuối đời, cả một nhóm chuyên gia sẽ giúp giải quyết các vấn đề về thể chất, cảm xúc và tinh thần liên quan đến chẩn đoán.
Duy trì cảm giác bình thường
Bệnh tật giai đoạn cuối có thể tiêu tốn tất cả. Và chúng có thể khiến mọi người cảm thấy xa rời cuộc sống hàng ngày của họ. Tiến sĩ Esch nói: “Việc khuyến khích mọi người không trở thành chẩn đoán của họ là rất quan trọng. “Khi nói đến bệnh hiểm nghèo, chúng ta nói nhiều đến chất lượng cuộc sống, nhưng không có cuộc sống thì không có chất lượng.”
Cố gắng nhắc nhở người thân của bạn về bản chất của con người họ. Tiến sĩ Esch cho biết thêm: “Nếu họ là giáo viên, hãy nói chuyện với họ về việc giảng dạy. “Nếu họ thích tập thể dục, hãy đề nghị làm điều đó với họ. Hỗ trợ họ làm những điều có ý nghĩa với cuộc sống của họ.”
Vào cuối ngày, người thân yêu của bạn vẫn là người của riêng họ với những nhu cầu và ý kiến ​​​​của riêng họ. Bạn có thể đi trên con đường này với họ, nhưng bạn không thể đi thay họ.
Khi nói đến việc điều trị và bệnh nặng, người thân của bạn có thể đưa ra quyết định mà bạn không nhất thiết phải đồng ý, nhưng đó không phải là nơi để bạn phán xét, Tiến sĩ Esch nói.
Anh ấy nói: “Bạn phải đặt nhu cầu và mong muốn của họ lên hàng đầu. “Vai trò của bạn với tư cách là một người bạn thân hoặc một thành viên trong gia đình là giúp bệnh nhân tìm đường đi, chứ không phải trở thành một rào cản khác để họ vượt qua.”
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2023.06.07 06:35 Ok-Falcon-3075 (FNV) Brave New World not overwriting all vanilla VA's.

I don't know what happened, but before it was all fine, but now? It seemed like something overwrite it. I thought it was YUP + DLCs it tends to do that. My loadorder or (Plugins) is sorted out by LOOT and now it's all in alphabetical order (And I am talking about the plugins list, the one with archives, data, etc) I am still new to MO2 and I have been trying to manually drag the plugins, but that doesn't seem to work as MO2 won't let me. In my Modlist I have put Brave New World to the bottom but the problem still occurs. Any help? This is my load order

# This file was automatically generated by Mod Organizer.
YUP - Base Game + All DLC.esm
Configurable Pip-Boy Light Color.esm
Securitrons On Alert.esm
Animated Player Interactions.esm
Interior Lighting Overhaul - Core.esm
Interior Lighting Overhaul - L38PS.esm
Tammer's NIF-Bashed Armor Mega-Pack.esm
Pip-Boy Screen Always On.esm
Simple Open Freeside.esm
Functional Post Game Ending.esm
Simple Open Strip.esm
Mojave Wildlife (FO3-Style + No Chanced).esp
factions reloaded raiders v2.esm
Mojave Raiders.esm
Sydney Follower.esm
Functional Post Game Ending - TTW Patch.esm
Sierra Madre.esp
Functional Post Game Ending - YUP Patch.esm
YUP - NPC Fixes (Base Game + All DLC).esp
The Mod Configuration Menu.esp
NPC Use Aid.esp
Flora Overhaul.esp
Uncut Wasteland.esp
Brightweight Strip Overhaul Open.esp
The True Revival of Luxury - An Ultra-Luxe Overhaul.esp
Vicious Wastes.esp
Mojave Raiders.esp
Simple Open Freeside - Uncut Wasteland Patch.esp
Ending Slideshows Ultimate Edition Overhaul.esp
Primm Reborn.esp
Novac Reborn.esp
Vicious Wastes - Complete.esp
Vicious Wastes - Tale of Two Wastelands.esp
Goodsprings Reborn.esp
Fallout New Vegas Weapons Rebalanced.esp
DLC Enhancements.esp
Functional Post Game Ending - Uncut Extra Collection Patch.esp
Alternative Start.esp
Kill Feed.esp
Think Tank Sonic Armaments.esp
TTW Quick Start.esp
Casino Crowds.esp
AwesomeCripplingEffects2 - Staggering.esp
Bullet Tracers TTW Shotgun.esp
Weapon Retexture Project.esp
Mannequin Rce.esp
Realistic Safehouse Upgrades Ex- All.esp
Mojave Arsenal.esp
TTW Armored Wasteland.esp
Realistic Wildlife.esp
Wastelander Pack.esp
Fucking Scary Fiends.esp
Fiends Friendly to Khans.esp
Functional Post Game Ending - Uncut Wasteland Patch.esp
Functional Post Game Ending - Outside Bets Patch.esp
Simple Populated Freeside.esp
SPF - FPGE Patch.esp
Concept 1 Mr Handy and Mr Gutsy Replacer TTW.esp
Concept 1 Mr Handy and Mr Gutsy Replacer.esp
The Town of Vice - A Gomorrah Overhaul.esp
Lock Those Doors.esp
Brightweight Strip Overhaul Open - FPGE.esp
Brightweight Strip Overhaul Open - Iguazu.esp
ultra luxe expanded fountain.esp
Classic Fallout Weapons Remastered v1.2.esp
FNV NPCs Travel.esp
Combined Weapons.esp
Sierra Madre Safehouse.esp
Hotplates and Campfires.esp
FPGE - Lonesome Road.esp
WWP 45 Pistol replacer - Vanilla Stats.esp
WWP 45 Pistol replacer.esp
CowgirlRaiderOutfit (DT14).esp
Type 6.esp
SimpleHairs - Color.esp
BURN - Hardcore Fire Effects.esp
Diagonal movement.esp
360Movement - Diagonal movement Patch.esp
Ammo Boxes.esp
Pearl Cross Necklace.esp
Daniel Better merchant Trades.esp
TTW Enemy Damage Rebalance.esp
Lore Fix - Asian Daniel.esp
TTWRude Awakening Erafox.esp
Lucky38 Furniture - Sierra Madre HoloVendor.esp
More Realistic Aiming.esp
Enhanced Corpse Count.esp
Courier Vests.esp
OldWorldBlues - Keep Big MT Active.esp
meow_Diverse Gear for Traveling Merchants.esp
Mannequin Races-TTW.esp
Sit Anywhere.esp
Better Burned Man.esp
Project Reality Footsteps.esp
Groundcover Overhaul.esp
UX Toolkit.esp
M.U.X. Series - Compass 3D.esp
M.U.X. Series - Floating Damage.esp
M.U.X. Series - Floating Healthbar.esp
M.U.X. Series - Immersive HUD.esp
M.U.X. Series - Interface Overhaul.esp
M.U.X. Series - Item Explorer.esp
M.U.X. Series - Prompt Overhaul.esp
M.U.X. Series - Targeting.esp
Immersive Hit Reactions.esp
Realistic Movement.esp
Realistic AI Movement 1.0.esp
Stimpak Hotkey.esp
Vicious Wastes - Ragdolls.esp
Vicious Wastes - Ragdolls TTW.esp
Bleedout - Aid Addon.esp
Bleedout - TTW.esp
JIP Companions Command & Control.esp
Animated Ingestibles.esp
The Classic Centaur Replacer.esp
CM Lighting DLC Support.esp
Vanilla UI Plus.esp
127 SMG Rebirth.esp
LaserRifleReplacer - EVE version.esp
Classic Combat Armor Replacer Redux TTW.esp
Classic Leather Armor Replacer TTW.esp
Classic Robobrian Replacer TTW.esp
Interior Lighting Overhaul - Ultimate Edition.esp
ILO - Tale of Two Wastelands.esp
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2023.06.07 04:29 Unusual-Dragonfly-53 Car Accident Looking for witness

Car accident happened on southbound Granville and 11th Ave. It happened jusr now on June 6 approx. 6:25 pm.
White Kia was changing lane from right lane to left, collided with Grey Mazda that was going straight on green in the left lane. It was a very small impact but I would appreciate if there was witnesses or any car in the traffic who had dash cam could come forward. Neither of the mazda or Kia had dash cam so it’s just his words against mine.
Many thanks🙏
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