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Salary Story: Research Engineer in Artificial Intelligence, making ~$570k/year

2023.03.26 07:49 syrenashen Salary Story: Research Engineer in Artificial Intelligence, making ~$570k/year

Current location: VHCOL (San Francisco)
Current salary, including bonus, benefits, & perks: $260k base, $53k bonus, $260k RSUs (private company), 3 meals/weekday, free car service within SF and to/from airport
Age and/or years in the workforce: 30 years old, 7.5 years in workforce
Brief description of your current position: I code, write papers, set project direction for my team, give talks at conferences
Degrees/certifications, if any, and whether they're applicable to your current position (Also mention how/how much you paid for these and how they've been helpful.): I have a bachelor's in math and master's in CS. I went to a private college that had good financial aid, so they covered my tuition except for $18k in government student loans which I paid off within a few months at my first job. I paid for my master's degree by being a teaching assistant. I taught undergrad linear algebra for three semesters (2 lectures/week, writing homework, writing exam questions, grading, and holding office hours). This paid me a grad student stipend and covered my tuition.
A complete history of jobs leading up to your current position. Include job title + salary (hourly wage, if applicable) with each step of your salary story, along with job description/duties, and whether you negotiated for pay raises/promotions in that role.
2011: Lab assistant, $9.25/hr. Freshman year of college. This was a campus job where I worked in a wet lab, pipetting stuff. I was extremely bad at it. I would pipette 1 mL instead of 1 μL and ruin everyone's experiments. I once centrifuged some glass test tubes (should have used plastic tubes), and the glass shattered all over this 10k machine. My postdoc tried to fire me by telling me to go home and don't come back. I didn't know what to do when he said this and felt super awkward but also didn't want to go home so I just stayed and continue doing the job, and we just never spoke about it again.
2012: Intern, $4,000/month. Sophomore summer. I honestly didn't know what the hell this internship was going to be like when I applied, and it turned out to be the only internship offer I got that year so I took it. I remember the interview being like some guy calling me on the phone and asking what my favorite class was, and then after the call I got an acceptance email to my inbox. The company was this early stage software ideation company that spins up startups and then sells them to some business school types to build a customer base, hire permanent employees, etc. I worked with two other interns, and for the whole summer we just sat in a room just thinking of ideas we could build. We ended up coming up with an app idea where people could list trash they were going to throw out that day, like furniture, so other people could swing buy and pick it up before trash got collected. Facebook marketplace before that became a thing, I guess. I didn't know how to code so I kind of just played with Python while the other interns made the app. I think it got profiled on TechCrunch a few months later, which caused it to crash and then never recovered.
2013: Finance internship, $6,000/month. Junior year summer. I learned about sales and trading, but I wasn't a very good intern (was chronically late which is apparently! very! important! in finance), so I didn't get a return offer. The internship was very fun though because the company put a lot of effort into making the experience memorable. We played a lot of poker as part of "work," sat front row at a Mets baseball game, and the full timers even brought all the underaged interns to strip clubs but that was totally down low (not a sanctioned event).
2014: Software internship, $9,000/month. Senior year summer. I actually programmed a lot during this internship. I basically learned to program during this internship. I also played a lot of foosball. I did get a return offer this time.
2014-2016: Teaching assistant. $3,000/month + tuition. I taught linear algebra to overachieving undergrads. It was supposed to be a 20 houweek job because I was *technically* supposed to spend the other 20 hours doing coursework + writing my thesis for my master's degree, but it was easily over 40 hours total between 2x/week lectures, writing homework, grading homework, writing exams, grading exams, holding office hours, and comforting anxious students. It did get easier in subsequent semesters as you get the hang of teaching and have last semester's coursework to fall back on, but it is easily the hardest job I've ever done. I got pretty average to below average student reviews, but they still renewed my contract for three semesters which I was happy about because I didn't want to have to borrow money to finish my master's.
2016-2017: Finance job. $150k/year salary + $28k/year bonus. I tried to negotiate my salary with the argument that "I need to pay off student loans," but they wouldn't budge because "everyone got paid the same." I only stayed for 8 months because I hated it (really toxic all-male environment), but when I left I got a nice 6 months of "garden leave" which is where they pay you your base salary (not including bonus) to not work.
2017-2020: Statistician. $130k/year base salary (2017) which increased to $150k/year base salary (2020) + $150k/year stock + $10k/year bonus. I did negotiate my salary on this, from $115k/year base salary -> $130k/year base salary and $120k/year stock -> $150k/year stock. The stock was private when I joined but went public sometime in the last 5 years, so it wasn't completely paper money. This job included other perks like lunch and snacks, and if I stayed past 7pm I could order DoorDash and expense it. I did get small inflation raises but the stock stayed more or less constant. I got laid off in 2020, so I got 3 months of severance + 1 month of stock and also claimed unemployment for as long as I could.
2020-2021: Research engineer. $200k/year base salary + $150k/year stock + $30k signing bonus + 18% pro rata bonus. The negotiation process for this company was super weird. The initial offer was $200k/year + $100k/year stock + NO signing bonus. I asked if this was negotiable and the recruiter said this was "the highest offer she could make" and anything else was "impossible and needs to be escalated to a VP which could take several days blah blah," but if they could get $130k/year stock would I sign immediately? They basically made me pre-sign a contract saying if they got that offer, I would agree to join the company. Then a couple hours later they replied saying not only did they get approval for my request, they bumped it up to $200k/year base salary + $150k/year stock + $30k signing bonus. At this point I felt rather manipulated (like clearly it wasn't such a big deal after all), and my (male) friend got SUPER annoyed and said the recruiter tricked me to not negotiate when I could have. Anyway, I ended up joining anyway because I really liked the company.
Other perks: 3 meals on weekdays, barista during working hours, free car service around city limits, and 50% 401k matching. You have the option of going fully remote without any salary adjustment, but I like going to the office. The stock is private, but they do have a buyback program every few years where you can sell your RSUs to them for face value. However, I don't participate in that and even participate in RSU purchase programs so I can put more money into the same company, because I hate diversification apparently.
2022: Same research job. $215k/year + $200k/year stock + $40k bonus.
2023: Same research job. Got promoted, so my salary jumped to $260k/year + $260k/year stock + $53k bonus.
Optional: In the spirit of transparency and helpfulness include any of your supporters (family, spouse, network, other women - anonymously of course), things and people that kept you going, or inspired you, books, boot camps, podcasts, networking groups, etc. Also share your struggles, if you ever felt like giving up, if you were underpaid or are still underpaid, if you had to reskill, were laid off, or struggled to find work. Tell us about your work/life balance over time and challenges or changes in priorities.
Definitely my parents. If I ever lost my job or my money, I know I can move in with them into my old room indefinitely, and I know they would be really happy to have me. Also, my parents would have supported me through college if they had to. Thankfully they didn't have to (because my college had great financial aid), but they were prepared to sell their house and move to an apartment to pay for my tuition.
After that, various men I've dated throughout the years also supported me I guess? Like in college I had a bit of a spending problem and once had to "borrow" $5,000 from my then-boyfriend to pay off credit cards 😬 I still spend a LOT (almost all of my paycheck not including stock/bonus). I put borrow in quotes because I never ended up paying it back, I let him live in my apartment for a few months when he was between apartments and just said "well I guess we'll just write that off as the rent you owe me" lol.
I don't think I'm underpaid. I'm overpaid compared to how hard everybody else in the world works. My work life balance is fine, albeit a little all over the place. For example, on Weds-Fri I usually work between 10am to 3pm, then I go exercise for 2 hours, have dinner, and maybe work 2-3 more hours after that, but not always. Recently my job has been super stressful though, because I've being pushed more and more into a product management role. As an introvert, I prefer to just...code and do technical work rather than talk to people. I keep wavering between quitting or trying to find a new job first.
During the pandemic I worked a LOT, easily 12 hours/day, because there was nothing else to do and nowhere to go.
Feel free to include as much or little as you like to tell your Salary Story.
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2023.03.26 07:47 Ghost_B0nes I don't know if this boy likes me or not?

I am going to start at the beginning. I (F 16) have this friend who I have known since elementary school. I would say I have a good number of people in my friend group. It was summer of 9th grade at the time, and it was one of my friends b-day. They decided to have a "little" party and we all went to this arcade place that he rented out. There were also some other people there from other schools in which I did not recognize. I stayed with my usual friend group/ certain people who I knew best. As we were playing the games there was this guy who approached me, and he tapped me on the shoulder. Fast forward a bit. It was my old friend from the elementary who I last saw in 6th grade. (Let's call him Ben) We spent the rest of the time together and caught up on each other's life's. We exchanged phone numbers as the night ended. He texts me not long after saying "NGL I was nervous the whole night I was with you." I asked him why and he responds with "I forgot how big of a crush I used to have on you. Tonight, reminded me of that." We text back and forth that night non-stop.
I have never really been a person who is interested in love or in the liking of another person. I'm not saying I hate it; I'm just saying that I never really pursued it or thought deep about it. (Hope that makes sense.)
Time goes by and we start to text less and less, but my feelings for him only grew. I actually liked this guy. I have never liked a person this strong before. I am young and these types of relationships don't last long if it ever happened, but I didn't care tbh. I just wanted to be with him even for a moment. We ghosted each other for a while. He kept saying that he was trying to get at the top of his soccer team, so he was trying to focus on that, rather than his personal life. After a while, I stopped trying to text him so that he could focus on his sports. I gave him space, but I think it was for far too long.
Summer of 10th grade hit, and people wanted to celebrate the end of the school year and the passing of sophomore year (10th grade). So, I got invited to a couple of parties. I went to the first one and asked Ben if he was doing anything for the end of the year. He said he was at a friend's party tonight as well. I honestly was just trying to look for a reason to talk to him. I was having a fun time and left to go to the next party that same night. Me and my friend went separate ways. It was a big house and lots of people. I am pretty sure it was at least a quarter of our grade there. I played a lot of games with some people, danced, and some other things. I went outside to get fresh air and I found Ben there to. I was nervous to see him again after so long. I didn't know how to approach him again after all this time. I went for it anyways and said "hi, remember me?" I laughed a little as a way to sound like I'm joking. Fast forward. We talked for a while and walked the streets. He asked me "What are we?" I was confused on what he was talking about, and he explained that we both like each other, so why don't we move up our relationship status. I explained to him that I was waiting for him to make the first decision on that because he was the one busy all the time with his sports and I didn't want to get in the way with that. So, I waited for him. As cringy as it sounds, he asked me "Then I will make the first decision. Can I kiss you?" I said yes and yeah. I really thought that this would be my very first relationship. Spoiler alert: It didn't happen. He drove me home, kissed me again, drove off, and didn't text me again for another 2 weeks. I tried to talk to him in the duration of the time. I said "hi", "how are you doing?". Stuff like that.
11th grade starts up again and I start losing hope on him. He started being a very dry texter to me and made little conversations with me here and there. It's like we went back to being just friends. Maybe he is starting to only focus on his sports again, but I don't know. I rejected other boys because I wanted to be with him. I didn't outsource in the dating industry because I knew who I wanted to be with. Things changed though after I overheard a conversation with people I knew. They talked about how Ben just broke up with a girl from our school and now he is single again. Then she goes on about how now she wants to try to get with him. After hearing that I was a little heartbroken. I started to open up my choices of possible candidates I wouldn't mind being with. I started getting friendly with this one guy and started to like him.
One day I get a random text from Ben. It says, "Hey want to go on a little date?". Whatever happened to the word " hang out"? I agree but it was awkward the whole time. Nothing significant happens. I asked him "You have a girlfriend yet?" He replies no and chuckled. I told him how one of my friends is interested in him and that I could introduce her to him. I am not sure what I was doing here but I guess I was trying to see if he was still interested in me or not. I didn't get an answer that day. He then continues to ghost me for another 3 months.
I still have no idea what is going on in his head. I need advice PLEASE!
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2023.03.26 07:46 FarmerPineapple What is the best way to make this competition fair? Or is it already fair and I’m biased?

Clarifying info** I work in a specific department in a grocery store chain, we are having a competition with all the other same departments of the other grocery stores. The competition is to sell the “most” of a certain product that is on sale right now, but I feel like my store is getting hoed out of winning the prize due to how the company is scoring the competition.
The rules of the competition** We are keeping track of how many 1 packs and 3 packs of this product we are selling, but just that number does not determine the winner. The actual competition numbers we are comparing is: the percentage of money made from these products in a day in ratio to our entire departments sales of that day. *The products cost $3.99 for singles and $11.97 for triple packs. For example if we sold 80 singles and 40 triples we made $798, and if our department as a whole sold $15,000 of product, we sold %5.32 of the competition product
**My problem with the competition We have some stores in some small locations, so if they sell let’s say $500 of competition product, but only rack in $5,500 of department sales, they’re at %11 compared to our %5.32 so they would win the competition. I do understand that if those small stores don’t have as many customers as the big ones then this is a way to give them a fighting chance, but there’s 2 more factors to consider: the smaller stores don’t have as many product options in the department at any given time compared to the bigger ones. For example I have twice the available product options to choose from at my store compared to a smaller one, so getting people to buy the competition product is in a way somewhat harder. The second factor is instacart. Instacart is when people shop for other people and they have certain list of items to buy, it’s a service so people only get exactly what their customer wants them to buy, I don’t have the option to convince those customers to buy our competition product. The big stores have a lot of these insta cart shoppers.
So I’m basically wondering if you guys think this is the fairest way for this competition to work or is there some algorithm or something including total department product options, total department $ sales, total competition products sold, and total competition product $ sales that might make it more fair? We can’t track department specific instacart sales but the store as a whole might be able to track instacart sales and there might be a way to average that with our departments average or something. I can find out if we track instacart sales as a whole if anyone thinks that data is necessary.
To anyone willing to take the time to do some maths thanks a ton
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2023.03.26 07:45 TheCuriousBread A lurker's perspective to Dead Bedrooms

After lurking on this sub for a while I noticed a trend. There are basically 2 types of dead bedrooms
  1. Sexual incompatibility that started from the beginning of the relationship that slowly festered and grew as time went on
  2. Sex frequency dropping off a cliff in the late stage of a relationship or marriage
For case 1. My theory is such. In a relationship of HL, LL, the LL initially puts up with the advances of HL to satisfy the other as a sort of "responsibility sex". However as time went on, the honeymoon phase passes, minor annoyances become grievances. Sexual incompatibility becomes much easier to see when the rose-coloured glasses finally come off.
For case 2. One or both of the parties in the relationship experienced some sort of big lifestyle change or perhaps a change in appearance. Examples include.
This will be an unwelcomed conclusion, but I think for a lot of HL in DB situations case 2, they need to ask themselves.
If my partner meet me today in my current state. Would they want to get frisky with me? If I treated my partner the same way I treat them today, would they even want to date me?
In the history of forever, no one has ever wanted to fuck someone because of all the whining about the other person not wanting to fuck them.

As for case 1, as the leaning tower of pisa got higher, it only leaned even further. The foundation wasn't set right to begin with.
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2023.03.26 07:45 Moonlightbeamss In laws lied to us

A couple months ago, my in laws talked to my husband about giving us their house if we ever had another baby. We recently found out we are expecting a little one in October. We (my husband, daughter, and I) are currently living in a casita in their backyard. We pay them rent. It’s super cramped already. Ideal for a couple with no kids. They said they’d move back here so that we could have more space and we’d take over all the bills and what not. Today, my husband approached them on it. Told them our family was growing and we’d like to move into the bigger house. Well, they told him that he could have the house when they were dead. This house use to be my husband’s grandmother’s and his parents are letting it go to shit. They’re hoarders and the whole property looks like a literal junkyard. My husband was excited to take over it so that we could restore it. It has a lot of sentimental value to him and now he’s so heartbroken that his parents would lie to him about something so big. We are not in a position to buy our own house. We live in California and even in the worst neighborhoods houses are about half a mil. So now we gotta just wait and see what happens for us. Fuck my lying ass in laws. Fuck em in the ass with an 8ft pole.
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2023.03.26 07:41 OkSeaworthiness132 Does any of this seem related to autism?

I (18F) was recently diagnosed with both ADHD and anxiety but it honestly just seems like something is missing. I keep trying to do the things my therapist recommends and take my medication but I keep getting so anxious I can’t function and cry and cant effectively communicate anymore. It’s really hard to navigate my relationship with my boyfriend and I have only ever maintained one friendship my whole life. These are the things I keep struggling with, and I was wondering if any diagnosed autistic individuals could help provide some clarity for me…
• I have not maintained a single friendship except for one with my best friend since we were around 8. Ironically her sister is most likely on the spectrum and my best friend says she is used to dealing with some of the things I deal with because of her sister. It truly makes her a really helpful person to turn to for support and understanding.
•I get told I’m “too stubborn” or “too blunt” or “too honest” or “too mean” so. Freaking. Much. I don’t mean to be but sometimes people are just stupid. One very annoying girl who I had tried to be friends with, but I stopped because she was two faced, asked why I was upset with her. I clearly and concisely told her exactly what my issues were. I probably could have been nicer but I certainly wasn’t like cursing at her, but she said I “verbally attacked her”. Just an example.
•If I hear that I need to be more diplomatic one more time I will scream. If I knew how to be diplomatic I would be! Going into social situations where I don’t like someone is so uncomfortable for me I want to peel off my skin. But other people like my parents and boyfriend tell me I can still hang out with the rest of the friend group even if I don’t like one person in the group. I know, I guess, I just don’t want to until enough time (at least a few weeks maybe) has passed and I can just avoid that person comfortably.
•Since being in an abusive relationship a couple of years ago, I have tried to develop rules to keep from being abused again. Its not doing any good in my current relationship when I get upset because he does something that goes against my rules and I have to rework my rules to understand people arent so black and white. For example, my current boyfriend grew up in a family where saying slurs was okay and that they would joke about a lot of things. My boyfriend can have a very “dark” sense of humor. However, I thought that if someone made certain inappropriate jokes, they were automatically racist/sexist/homophobic/not socially aware. However, my boyfriend is super supportive of my being bisexual and not liking typical gender stereotypes. He also is a very kind and loving person and 100% support’s equal rights for POC, the LGBTQ+ community, and women. But sometimes his dark sense of humor made me think he really didnt. But he is always careful of who he jokes around so not to hurt or offend anyone, and only does so with his really close friends that know him. I had to relearn and better understand that just because he has a dark sense of humor doesnt mean that he doesnt support LGBTQ+, women, and POC. My friends with autism also have a dark sense of humor but it’s so much easier for me to tell when they’re joking in a similar way. For some reason I can understand that they 100% support what I believe, too, but its harder for me to navigate the nuances with my boyfriend.
•I can laugh at jokes most of the time but sometimes they fly over my head and my boyfriend has to explain he was completely joking before I enter into a meltdown. I often take things way to seriously and literally.
•I can’t tell what my boyfriend needs and sometimes I feel like I am going insane. If his mood changes and I dont know why, my entire mood is ruined until his is fixed. Not knowing what to do or why he suddenly seems mentally checked out drives me nuts. Sometimes its as simple as he just didnt sleep well, and I get a little better if I know that, but the change bothers me so much. If our relationship differs from what I thought or was used to I lose my marbles.
•I have complete meltdowns before we go on breaks at college. The change makes me want to die. I love plans and schedules and set times but I also hate routines because I get bored. However I hate the big change of packing up and leaving and especially not seeing my boyfriend for even just 9 days makes me meltdown.
•Sunscreen makes me so distressed. Dried sweat and saltwater do, too. I will cry and/or be unable to function and super anxious until the feeling goes away.
•I love role playing games like Stardew Valley and Minecraft, theres so many Wiki pages to memorize.
•I have a stack of 7 books all relating to women’s social issues and feminism that I recently got and am in the process of reading. I wont shut up about women’s rights and get super offended when people even ask questions just trying to understand.
I know its a lot… but ideas would be helpful. Thank you in advance.
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2023.03.26 07:39 Yugan17 Corpse skills in D4 feel worse than D3

I played bone spear necro all of beta so far and I have been having a lot of fun so I decided to try corpse explosion as I've farmed a bit of gear.
Is it me or does corpse explosion, and corpse skills in general, feel a bit....clunky?
First off, corpse generation in big packs is actually really nice, but on less dense maps or on Ashava, it feels really lacking (though this is a minor complaint tbh). Even with decompose (decompose and having to channel it for 10 years to generate a singular corpse feels awful btw), the legendary that makes decompose chain and create more corpses, and the passive "Hewed Flesh", it felt very clunky going pure corpse explosion and minions. When I just fought Ashava, I was literally just standing around half the fight waiting for my skelly reapers to generate corpses, all for Ashava to jump 10 screens away from all the generated corpses, though I guess I shouldn't really be complaining about an AoE build struggling on single target, but even on less dense dungeons, it felt awkward to get corpse explosion going. Then on parts of dungeons or events where you need to focus on certain enemies and your corpse generation reapers are off in Africa really gets annoying.
Second, and my biggest complaint, is how clunky corpse selecting felt. In Diablo 3, and I literally just leveled a necromancer up to test this, all you need to do is put your cursor NEAR the corpse to select it AND it will detonate in a sequence (I.E. you only need to highlight 1 corpse to explode 3 or 4 corpses). In Diablo 4, it kinda feels and looks like (corpses highlight in the same way as Diablo 3) that they are trying to mimic this in a way, but definitely doesn't feel good. Having to manually detonate every single corpse felt awkward and clunky to me (especially with the weird corpse targeting) and overall felt way less smooth than in Diablo 3. Even just using the skelly skill to empower my reapers felt awkward to use.
I hate to be nagging and complaining since this is only a level 25 beta test so obviously it probably gets a lot better at higher levels and with better uniques than what we currently have, but in this beta test, it just feels very weird to play.
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2023.03.26 07:38 Cautious_Leek7767 I think its over for Nigeria

Before people start putting on their patriotic hats, I don't mean the country will dissolve but more likely it will never achieve the big dreams people thought it will, ever.
The acceptance of corruption and disdain for doing the the right thing is terminal if you take a step back and look at common practices that are very abnormal.
People will point out how corrupt other African countries are but the situation in Nigeria is beyond imagination for any other African country, I am not talking about high level political corruption which is horrible and also seems too ingrained to ever be fixed, I am talking about day to day things.
Universities deliberately refusing to give you your transcripts so you can miss an overseas admission or job offer is something that doesn't happen anywhere else.
Lecturers failing people regardless of the quality of their work.
There being no real judicial system, a poor man can't take a rich and connected man to court without being harmed and having the masses praise this as a show of strength on the rich man.
Hate to bring politics into this but the elections we just had being perpetrated by the same people who will suffer because of the corrupt leaders, I am not talking about the individuals who sold their votes, I am talking about INEC officials carrying out the foolish task without thinking of how they are burying themselves deeper.
The hateful tribalism that is so intense members of the tribe support terrorists who maim and kill them because "its their brother", if the shoe fits wear it, a lot of tribes are guilty of this.
"OIL RICH" being our trump card all these years but oil is in a steady decline with renewable energy taking the mantle, the time to have made money was from the 70s to mid 2010s and our leaders stole the money and in many cases the people supported it mainly due to tribe.
No public support of righteous people and a general disdain for people who want to do the right thing by calling them names, again this is a very Nigerian thing.
Final and most important point: Nigerians dragging their feet towards seeing how damaged we are because we had a brief hay day in the 70s and 80s, its been a steady decline since then and people are not accepting that it will take drastic measures and many years of work to even get us back to those levels of development, instead, 99% of Nigerians still relish in those times and tell people that point out the dire situation we're in to "calm down", to me this is the biggest reason why its over, most Nigerians can't see how bad the situation is because of our former strength. You'll see a lot of them in the comments.
There is no reasonable way we are getting out of this, if this was a cancer it is terminal and has spread to every organ and if you ask me what we are supposed to do about it, i'll honestly say do your best to leave or become corrupt yourself, whatever you're fighting for cannot exist anymore.
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2023.03.26 07:36 fksmgmskfm How do I make a move when we’re both awkward?

So there’s a girl I’ve gained a slight crush for. We’re both kinda awkward, she’s really shy and my mind goes blank around shy people. When we’re around each other there’s a lot of silence cause we run out of things to say, we’ll talk for a bit and then run out of things to say. We’ve hung out in a group a couple times and that’s helped a lot and she’s warmed up a lot more since that. The first time was with a big group and the next time was with just a few other people. I’m not sure how to make a move tho cause if asked her out on a one on one thing it would be really weird. What do I do?
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2023.03.26 07:36 GeneralImpression69 Pregnant at 22, what do I do?

I just found out that im about four weeks pregnant and have no idea what to do. my boyfriend (25) and i (22) have only been together about 5 months, and currently live in an apartment we can just barely afford with our two dogs and cat (two of which my parents help out with financially as they are my childhood pets). we both work full time, him as a bartender and me a retail sales associate, but we live paycheque to paycheque. he is a certified mechanic, but i have no degree, just 2.5 years of university credits under my belt. recently, my boyfriend and i found a cheaper place to move into, and he has found a more stable job with opportunity for advancement, and people around him to support that. i decided i want to start saving up to get my realtors license, and eventually hopefully finish my degree as well. my parents are quite well off and would absolutely support us, and while my boyfriend doesn’t have a great family unit, i have a big supportive blended family. my boyfriend has made it very clear that he is supportive of whatever decision i make, and has always expressed wanting to spend the rest of his life with me. when we found out about the pregnancy we did discuss marriage, which weirdly didn’t freak me out all that much. i think that if i were in this situation alone i would probably keep it. but that’s because i wouldn’t have my boyfriend to emotionally support me through an abortion. and i know that i would be a good mother. currently, my boyfriend is not father material, but children changes people. in my current scenario, i think the right thing to do is terminate the pregnancy while it’s still an embryo. realistically, i would want to home school my child, so that leaves me at 40 with an 18 year old, no degree and no job experience. who knows if i’d even still be with my baby daddy at that point. how would i support myself? i always thought i would be the single, career oriented type. id like to think that im a smart person with a lot of potential, but my life if just full these ridiculous curve balls zooming past my head. i only realized this year that i maybe did want to have kids eventually, but i thought when i’m 40 that’s when i’d want a kid, not be an empty nester! nevertheless, this reality has me thinking about all the pros of being a young mother. i know i could make it work, but my boyfriend was never meant to be permanent. this would made him very permanent, whether we stay together or not. additionally, a couple months ago we found out that he gave me ghsv2 and hpv. im still waiting on the results of my pap, but im nervous that if i wait until later in life to have children, my cervix won’t be healthy anymore. there’s so much to think about. he’s also diabetic which exponentially increases the chance of having a complicated pregnancy and/or a baby with special needs. I desperately need advice.
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2023.03.26 07:36 fksmgmskfm How do I make a move when we’re both awkward?

So there’s a girl I’ve gained a slight crush for. We’re both kinda awkward, she’s really shy and my mind goes blank around shy people. When we’re around each other there’s a lot of silence cause we run out of things to say, we’ll talk for a bit and then run out of things to say. We’ve hung out in a group a couple times and that’s helped a lot and she’s warmed up a lot more since that. The first time was with a big group and the next time was with just a few other people. I’m not sure how to make a move tho cause if asked her out on a one on one thing it would be really weird. What do I do?
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2023.03.26 07:36 fksmgmskfm How do I make a move when we’re both awkward?

So there’s a girl I’ve gained a slight crush for. We’re both kinda awkward, she’s really shy and my mind goes blank around shy people. When we’re around each other there’s a lot of silence cause we run out of things to say, we’ll talk for a bit and then run out of things to say. We’ve hung out in a group a couple times and that’s helped a lot and she’s warmed up a lot more since that. The first time was with a big group and the next time was with just a few other people. I’m not sure how to make a move tho cause if asked her out on a one on one thing it would be really weird. What do I do?
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2023.03.26 07:34 Optimal-Dirt-3112 I really need help

I've discovered neville for a while now and his teachings really opened my eye to a lot of thing in life and I did manifest small thing ect but now I have a life changing desire and I'm confused probably because first big thing that I'm gonna have .
It took me a lot of time to really find what I want to do in my life since we create our reality thanks to neville lol .
Long story short I want to be one of the top streamers/content creators in the world since I will enjoy having it as a job and it can make u a lot of money if your at the top it is the perfect career for me .
But the problem is I don't know what imaginable act / SATS or the scene that I should create because I have some specific things I want (Followers/income/the country that I live in )
I know there is a lot of members here that have experience and can give me advice and help me to start these journey.
Thanks For your time and I really appreciate your help 🙏 😊
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2023.03.26 07:32 fishgirl0929 Does anyone have any career ideas for me?

If anyone could give any guidance or advice, I’d appreciate it. I’m completely stuck and have no idea what to do with my career.
I wrote out some things I’d like, with the priorities at the end. Obviously I know it’s next to impossible to find a job with all these things, but any ideas that match the important ones or some of them are welcome!
What i like environment wise: * Job where I move around. Not just sitting still. * Freedom/ flexibility, like I can get a coffee without it being a big deal. Related to previous note- it would be nice to have a job that involves driving (considered job involving event set up or personal assistant where I drive to get supplies) * Not too high stress and doesn’t require constant thinking for 8 hours. I have ADHD and can’t get my brain to problem solve for that long- either less mindful work or hard work for 4-ish hours or less is the sweet spot * Pay 45k or more
Qualifications: * Bachelors degree in marketing * Lots of customer service experience, good amount of admin experience, some marketing experience
Interests: * Psychology * Nature * Planning things (events, setting up retail displays, setting up courses, etc) * Storytelling (but bad at details, good at idea creation) * Similarly, tv shows. HUGE tv show buff, they saved me from a rough upbringing * Being outside (lol, I just love being in the sun) * Mental health * Designing (but I’m not very good at it) * Managing others (I had a leadership role once and liked this aspect of it)
Most important things: 1. freedom and flexibility 2. ADHD-friendly or manageable (I was an assistant and it involved sitting and problem solving, anticipating tasks without being assigned, managing 6-10 different aspects of the job and my brain couldn’t do it) 3. Related to one of my interests 4. Pay 5. Easy to get (I’m willing to go back to school if it hits a lot of the check marks but I would need a job to make enough money to pay for school first!)
As a note, I live in Florida. I have remote working experience, but found it hard to focus. My main issues with previous jobs have been: 1) soul sucking (corporate admin jobs basically), 2) hard to focus (also admin and some marketing jobs), and 3) pay (I actually liked retail but it paid horribly).
Thank you!
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2023.03.26 07:31 Top_Clerk2317 Quantity Vs Quality (Gaming Content Creator With 7 Mill likes w/ 45k followers but still unsure as to what is best)

TLDR: should I do daily posts? I've posted 2x a week regularly. I'm not a big creator but I understand what is "good quality" in my niche and have been able to replicate results on a new account but still unsure if the risk reward is worth only posting twice a week still when I can post daily with less time consumed in comparison.

So, I'm in the process of building a new TikTok since I'm branching out to different games as a streamer. I'm still unsure as to what is best because I get mixed results. I make TikTok's but only post 2x a week or 3x at most which is rare. Solely because the editing takes a while (adding subtitles/slide transitions for texts and cuts) and I just do not have time with work. I've already been able to original gameplay clips with 200k views on TikTok. My older tiktok have made millions of views from going viral multiple times.
Now I'm wondering if I should focus on daily uploads and focus on more basic edits. Putting a lot of time and to have them not do well even after a few days feels bad so the risk reward is high. If I make daily posts, I have less that makes me stand out because the content creators in the game I'm playing specifically does not have editing effort of content creators for the last game where the editing is much better. I feel like the core quality of my content is there (gameplay/funny moments/intro hooks are there but the possibility that some wouldn't get the views they would because I'm such a perfectionist is really messing with my head.

I can also talk about the cons of what only posting twice a week has done for me but then I'd type a whole essay. I'm going to try daily but I just want to hear from experience on people that have done well by doing daily posts.
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2023.03.26 07:31 Thanatos_Quintillus 20 [M4F] Virginia/US - lonely? Why not be lonely with me.

Hello I’m B, I’m 5’7, wear glasses, and am a redhead. Looking for a deep connection with someone who also feels p lonely. I’ve always had a hard time opening up to people, and generally have a hard time talking with people. So if you want a socially awkward nerd I’m your guy.
Appearance doesn’t really matter to me, but I do like piercings, tattoos, or dyed hair.
Hobbies: Love to play video games, recently been playing a lot of RuneScape. Though I would love to play some other multiplayer games, I got things like Minecraft, phasmaphobia, stardew, deep rock galactic and far more.
Also love a lot of horror stuff from movies to creepypastas. I’d love to go ghost hunting one day or go looking for Bigfoot. I’m also interested in a lot of true crime stuff, from missing person cases to police interrogations.
Also like some anime and manga. Favorite anime is prob JoJo’s bizarre adventure, and generally like more action based stuff. Though I do like me a good slice of life every once in a while.
On the music side, I’m a big metal head. My favorite bands are prob like System of a Down, slipknot, and like gojira. Though I haven’t listen to a lot of other stuff, I’d love recommendations.
Not sure what else to put, but just ask anything and I’ll try and answer.
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2023.03.26 07:30 A_Degenerate_Idiot Skirt advice : On how to spread out the front of a maxi skirt when kneeling down?

Well, I asked on another subreddit, so I think I know exactly what to ask...
Anyways, I said I am a very tall 22 year old woman. If it makes a difference. Those years, I have been learning lots of things, languages and habits. In order to keep my mind up, I also started wearing maxi skirts (almost full time) quite recently, which is fine since the geeks in my dorm wear long T-shirts and go pantless.
It is quite fun to practice the skirt. It is just a basic old-style A-line maxi skirt. I could already reliably walk and even survive going up stairs and elevators. I still can't ride bicycles through. The risk of wearing a long skirt is pretty amusing. I am not very girly (or feminine), and I think wearing a long skirt will give me some femininity, even if it is only for my own sake.
I am having trouble emulating my religious sister's kneeling habits through. I can't exactly tell what she does when I was little. I can say that she doesn't bunch up her wedding dress like many brides nowadays through. When she kneels down (like to pray) in her house skirt, she lifts the front of her skirt (both hands), pretty quickly, but she doesn't kneel until she firmly holds her skirt, and there is like this large bubble in the front. Then she kneels and when she puts her skirt down, it is spread out in front, hem and skirt all away from her legs. She doesn't bend down or anything, she just grabs her skirt from the middle.
I wonder what she did there. While I am not kneeling to submit to God. I am probably kneeling to submit to my own personal god (or maybe it is meditation). While the obvious workaround would be to lift the bottom of the skirt, that requires me to bend over and stick out my butt. And when the skirt is lifted, it shows much of my knees and ankles. I can't be content with that.
However, when I try to lift my skirt from the middle, when I bend my knees, the hem comes back and parts of the skirt gets caught under my knees. It isn't that big of a problem, but I wish to fix it, so that there isn't any skirt under my knees. And oftentimes, the hem of the skirt still gets caught on feet or shoes. I do step on the hem when I try to stand up.
I don't want to fix my skirt after I kneel or sit down. I want to figure out how to just lift my skirt a bit, kneel down, and spread my skirt out without it getting caught on my feet or under my knees.
Think of it, kind of like a circle skirt, except, most of the skirt is only spread out at the front and not at the sides or the back.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Also I would also like any other random maxi skirt advice to get me used to wearing them. And how you would arrange your skirt if you have to sit down or kneel down.
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2023.03.26 07:27 Andrejosue98 Kidd getting Speed blitzed

I am surprised of how bad people are judging Kidd on this last chapter. But I feel like there is nothing wrong of what happened and does not make Kidd look weak or even dumb...
So lets analyze what happened:

Kidd using Dammed punk
Kidd starts using Dammed Punk, Kidd himself says that this attack takes 10 seconds.. So he is in the middle of loading the attack.

Shanks goes out of nowhere, and then attacks Kidd... Now people need to remember that this is a manga, so the time that passes between 1 panel and the time that passes between another is not "1 second or 2 seconds" it can be any time... Now this whole section, didn't even take 10 seconds, since Kidd hadn't even loaded his attack.
For example:
Time passed between panel to panel
Here Lao G was able to basically put on his glasses in literally less than 1 second, since we know the Tonttas move so fast that normal people couldn't even see them, yet before the tontatta did not even move 10 cm before Lao G put on his glasses and then reacted to him.... Showing that 1 panel and another even less than 1 second can pass... Which means that between Kidd looking at Shanks and Shanks attacking him could have passed even less than 1 second.
So we know that Shanks travelled... several hundred meters, in the time between Kidd starting his dammed punk, and the time it loads, so less than 10 s.

Kidd here is lifting his "rail gun" and lets not forget that lifting stuff does diminish the speed at which you can move, for example:

Sanji saving Luffy
Here Sanji is lifting Luffy, and even when Sanji is one of the fastest guys in the verse, when he was holding Luffy, he could not even react to normal bulltets... when even:
Pretimeskip Zoro dodges bullets
Then people will say, hey but Kidd was able to watch Shanks and still did nothing, and we have cases like this:
Luffy looks at CPO agent
Luffy still unable to do anything
Here Luffy saw the CP0 agent, but it does not matter, because seeing someone does not mean you can "react" to this.
So then we have...
  1. Kidd Lifting the Dammed Punk, so the rail gun, a big chunk of metal, which of course should diminish the speed he has on the moment, similar to how Sanji lifting Luffy diminished the speed he could use and was hit easily by normal bullets.
  2. Kidd loading dammed Punk which takes 10 seconds to do, and Shanks was able to travel that distance before Kidd could even load his dammed punk... so it is not as if Kidd could have shot Shanks to defend himself
  3. Panel time not being a set time, could mean that between panels 5 seconds could have passed or 1 ms could have passed. Which means that depending on how much time passed, it would be understandable if Kidd was unable to dodge it or not...
  4. Seeing someone does not mean you can actually react to it... there is a shock value on certain stuff that could limit your movement... Which makes it understandable that people not always react on time... This basically is the difference between being prepared to be attacked and not being prepared. Kidd had literally no idea that he was going to see Shanks in that same moment
  5. Obsevation haki... Shanks being called the killer of observation haki... would mean that he could have "killed" Kidd's observation haki, diminishing his ability to predict Shanks was going to attack him.
So in conclusion... Kidd being defeated here does not mean he is weaker or that he is useless or dumb.. like even Roger, was killed by random people:
Because unless you are a durability monster like Big Mom or Kaido, a lot of the durability of people depend on armament haki, and them not using armament haki means they are vulnerable to a lot of attacks... that does not mean they will get defeated inmeditaly, but a top tier attack with 0 deffense is basically a one shot... if not ask Oden:
Oden here unable to defend himself was defeated by 1 attack of Kaido. Even when Oden is not a normal person, even when he was able to tank attacks from Roger or Wb... when he does not uses anything to defend himself, he got defeated easily.
And for gods sake... stop comparing Oden with Kidd...
Oden had conqueror coating... and had insane armament haki, since he was able to completely dominate Enma and Ame no Habakiri... which means Oden's haki control and ability was probably above current Zoro... so Oden had advanced armament and advanced conqueror... two abilities that literally increase your durability. Oden had more skills to defend against people like Roger, than Kidd has shown to have. Kidd's durability depends on his natural durability and the durability he gets from basic armament haki... he also depends on the metal he is using, and since Shanks attacked him without him being prepared then Kidd didn't use any metal to defend himself, like he did with Big Mom...
Oden also was ready when Roger attacked... which means he probably defended himself with acoc and acoa. And Roger was playing with Oden... In no moment is it said that Roger attacked Oden at full power, heck we literally see that right after pushing Oden out of the way, Roger uses a lot more strength to clash with Wb... and just because Roger and Shanks used the same attack, does not mean that they both used the same strength
Also some people bring Kidd being dumb or not... and why would he be dumb? He was dealing with fodder and he used enough force to do so... it is also smart not to use too much energy on "fodder", so the quicker you can defeat them the better... like we saw on Onigashima were Zoro and company didn't want to use a lot of power to not get weakened before fighting Kaido and Big Mom...
Luffy using g4th sporadically to beat the Numbers quickly and Luffy not using acoa on Ulti or Page One, because it was not needed.
In conclusion...
  1. Kidd not being able to react to Shanks is not proof that he is slow. After all the time between panels could have been less than seconds, and Shanks is literally known as the killer of COO.
  2. Kidd falling from an attack of a top tier while he did not defend himself is not proof that he is weak. After all Kidd only has basic armament haki, while Shanks used ACOC
  3. Kidd does not have ACOA or ACOC like Oden did, so Kidd can't be compared with Oden.
  4. Shanks using the same attack as Roger, does not mean both used the same power on the attack. So them using kamusari is not proof that Oden would have "tanked" the attack of Shanks.
  5. Kidd being unable to move fast enough while holding Punk Dammed, does not mean he is slow.
Now what is needed to know how weak or slow Kidd currently is ?
  1. We would need to know how fast Shanks is... without knowing how fast Shanks is, then it is unknown how slow Kidd was... for example, if Shanks could speed blitz current Luffy, then it would make sense that he can also speed blitz Kidd, since Kidd does not have future sight. So it would not make Kidd slow, it would mean Shanks is stupidly fast.
  2. We would need to know how much AP Shanks has... this is obvious, but if Shanks was able to one shot Kaido if Kaido can't defend himself, then it would not be an antifeat of Kidd that he was defeated by someone that can one shot Kaido. So without knowing how much AP has Shanks, then this could be an anti feat or not.
  3. We would need to know how Shanks compare with other Yonko... after all ACOC is a new ability that we still don't have enough information of it. We just know that it is basically a "haki blast" that depends on the will of the user. We know Luffy, Shanks, Kaido, Yamato, Zoro, Roger, Wb, Big Mom and Oden are the only confirmed users of this haki. And as far as we have seen, on screen this is the first time Kidd has been attacked by an acoc attack. If Shanks has the strongest acoc in the verse, then it would make sense that Kidd gets defeated by his acoc.
What I am saying is that... without further information on how powerful Shanks is right now, and how fast he is or how powerful his acoc is, then it could be a "Hey Kidd is super weak" or "Hey Kidd is strong, but Shanks is absurdly strong"
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2023.03.26 07:27 Calm_Local_5527 Richie Neal's Provides Church with Two million Dollar Grant While Springfield Poverty Suffering Minorities are Ignored, Ed Ryan, Dem. for Mayor of Springfield says Richie Neal and his Crew Holding Down Springfield City Hall, Hampden County and F Houses, and the County Jail are Racist.

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Richie Neal Corruption Now in District in Real Time.
Ed Ryan for Mayor of Springfield to end Richie Neal and Friends from Robbing and Impoverishing Springfield like a Greed Sick Crew of White Supremist Racist. Springfield City Hall has been under the Control of Richie Neal Corruption for too long. Mayor Sarno lies to the people adulating Neal as Sarno Presides over Massachusetts Poorest City , a place where over 50,00 people now Languish in poverty. Ed Ryan Promises to appoint a Co-Mayor, A Vibrant Young Leader from Springfield's Ignored and Impoverished Hispanics Community and Eds Ryan Donate Half His Mayoral Salary to Pay him as Ed Ryan is all about Establishing Real Racial, Economic and Social Justice that will Stimulate prosperity as Ed Ryan's project to Build a World Class Sister UMASS Campus in the Heart of Springfield will bring prosperity and Make Springfield an Academic and Art destination. This I promised do my best to Attain and I have little Doubt Springfield will be denied as the truth comes out that the UMASS President ( Marty Meehan the ex-congressman and extremely close friend of Richie Neal most likely knew about and assisted with the RICO Criminal Conspiracy in the Alex Morse UMASS Hate Smear, a dirty hate crime that violated Federal Election and Civil Rights laws while destroying the people’s faith in Democracy, goes uninvestigated by an FBI that is a secret police organization wrongly emmeshed in American political system protecting Corporate Democrats from any Prosecution for the often racist and hate Corruption and Corporate Pay for play that enriches and empowers Congressman like Richie Neal to now go forth at Ways and Means and write tax law after tax law that allows the Millionaires who have bought our congress, to continued not paying taxes as in the 2021 Richie Neal refusal of Bidens request to eliminate the 'step up' capital gains tax loophole used to pass down too heirs untaxed wealth at death. This Tax loophole still being used thanks to Richie Neal being bought off and denying Bidens request, and cities like Springfield, festering in poverty, are being denied by Richie Neal corruption the money needed to begin to cure this unholy, diabolically constructed mess, that is destroying the lives of so many good people. My friends, Teflon Richie Neal Corruption needs to go to jail, full stop period. Things are ugly as thousands of people, mostly of color, are thrusted into horrible lives of poverty ,thanks to Richie Neal and Friend’s Corruption in the form of these criminals literally Pillaging Springfield, and the entire district, over 30 plus year span. This Crime onto Humanity needs to end. Hopefully, things will get better soon as Ed Ryan, runs for, and is elected to Mayor of Springfield. In the spirit of always trying to do the right thing, Ed Ryan now promises to use half his mayoral salary to pay the salary of a co-mayor that Ryan will appoint from Springfield’s forgotten Hispanic community.
Yes, the story is sickening, our Hispanic brothers and sisters, and so many others in Springfield, have been buried under a slash pile of corruption that Richie Neal and friend's, like Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno, Atty Jim Roosevelt and UMASS President, Marty Meehan (the guy who sees fit to pay a Football Coach over $850'000 per season rather than investing a dime in the great City of Springfield),and Springfield Power Law Firm Buckley Richardson's Atty Melinda Phelps, who acts as a racist administering housing grants in Springfield issued by Rich Neal to be used to stop low class minority encroachment into middle class neighborhoods. This are high end well educated people in powerful positions pretending their doing right, when, in reality their bunch of greed sick bigoted racist who need to learn what the inside of a jail cell looks like when door clangs behind you. Yes, my friends, no wonder their is so much apathy, as people trust their leaders less and less. And to top it off, the FBI now protects the Corporate Democrats so they can get a cut a cut of the corporate cash flowing like the champaign fountain at a Donald Trump wedding. And you will learn more of the sordid details as you read in the Sludge account below. But know this, it still goes on today in real time as Congressman Richie Neal recently issued a series of 2023 grant letters to a bunch of cohorts across district. Besides supplying grant money payola in the form of funding at least 10 non-essential projects across the district at a time when the cities die in poverty, Richie Neal now ‘gets down’ with his Catholic Church masters issuing a 2 million dollar grant to the Elms College to paint the yellowed walls of Catholic Church Property. Yes, in a certain scheme to allow Richie Neal and his bag men, along with the Bishop, with crews of tight lipped white collared priest, to loot the 2 million dollar slush fund with a papal kick-back designed by Vatican. If I am wrong, then ‘my bad’ but my gut is churning, and it is rarely wrong. So give me a break Richie Neal, you now enrich the same crew of sickos who allowed at least two bishops and an multiple of priest to damage untold number of boys with their twisted pedophile predilection. And now we see a Cardinal or Bishop in NYC paying lobbyist 2 million dollars to loosen up the child sexual assault laws so that priests and bishops, and others, can continue their sick ways fearless of being prosecuted. That's a fact Jack. Catholic Priest pedophile sexual abuse of boys is still going on today, and you ,Richie Neal ,and your Buddies at the Springfield Law Firm of Egan and Flanagan, the church lawyers, profit off it, as you do your best to help sweep this sick reality under the rug. In doing so the Church will continue to whisper support of you to the loyal flock members , and fund dark money PACS to destroy your opponents with Alex More Like Hate Smears. And All this warped corruption allows you to continue con folks with Irish Catholic phony piety. You sir are a dangerous corrupt bigot, says Ed Ryan. Yes, Ed Ryan was addicted, in the gutter years ago, but now, healed by adhering to Existentialist principles of not believing any Bible based superstition sold by the church because falsehood as truth corrupts logical intellectual abilities. So I am a godless atheist who is now, fully transparent, and serious as a heart attack about always doing the right. Thus I now adhere to the most important existentialist tenant, that being to defeat evil as best I can when I met up with it, and I have met it in learning about you along with the jam packed ongoing crew along for the ride ion the criminal concern you that you king pin. So I will l now singlehandedly, make sure that the Elms College does not see dime of that 2 million dollars on the table, even if have to sue in Federal court on the principle of separation of Church and state, or call the Pope and telling him what’s up. But, I’m sure he already knows as 2million is a worthy, holy chunk of change, even for a pointed hatted pope, sore in the elbows from waving at the hordes of brainwashed victims of church religiosity, That’s my promise mister, and know this, you are in a Donnybrook, and I am going to Donnybrook your corrupt butt, out of Congress. This I promise. ed ryan
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Richard Neal’s Inner Circle of Corporate Lobbyists and Real Estate Developers, from Sludge Friends, family, and staff of Rep. Richard Neal have all benefited from the revolving door linking Springfield and K Street, at great cost to Massachusetts residents Neal, in his 16th term, finds himself in a single-digit race against progressive Holyoke mayor Alex Morse, according to two recent polls. On August 19, Rep. Richard Neal’s powerful D.C. lawyer Brian Svoboda sent a cease and desist letter to local news station WWLP-22, in Massachusetts’s First Congressional District. An outside ad had been hammering the incumbent over his record of taking more money from corporations than any other member of Congress. Writing on behalf of Neal, Svoboda claimed that the ad, from Justice Democrats, conflates taking “money from corporations”—a felony under federal law—with taking money from corporate PACs. The legal counsel for Justice Democrats described the letter as “not valid from a legal perspective.” ADVERTISING The letter comes as Neal, in his 16th term, finds himself in a single-digit race against progressive Holyoke mayor Alex Morse, according to two recent polls. The primary is on Tuesday. Semantics aside—and he is in fact the single largest recipient of corporate (PAC) dollars in all of Congress—Neal has used his powerful position as chair of the Ways and Means Committee to grease a revolving door that shepherds friends, family, and staffers between his office and the lobbyist firms that advocate on behalf of his biggest donors. Before threatening a local news provider with legal action, Neal made no small effort to conceal his fealty to the powerful special interest groups funding his campaign, corporate interests that have a dramatic impact on the lives of his constituents. More from Daniel Bogus law For example, Neal’s former legislative director Melissa Mueller has taken to lobbying for organizations that have donated considerable sums to the Neal campaign this year. At Capitol Tax Partners, Mueller took in $460,000 from Verizon, insurance companies like Northwestern Mutual Life, and big energy firms like NextEra and Terra-Gen Power. In 2020 alone, corporations compensating Mueller for her lobbying efforts donated over $290,000 to Neal’s campaign. After twenty years in Rep. Neal’s office, former chief of staff Ann Jabulon also began working as a lobbyist at Capital Counsel, a bipartisan D.C. lobbying firm, in 2016. Public lobbying disclosures show that in 2020, Jabulon’s firm received over one million dollars in income from the same hospital, pharmaceutical, and doctors’ associations that have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Neal’s campaign this cycle. Notable among them is the American Medical Group Association, which opposed legislation that would have curbed surprise billing that Neal ultimately killed and Jabulon lobbied against. The surprise-billing fiasco has damaged lives across the country, including those in Massachusetts. The surprise-billing fiasco has damaged lives across the country, including those in Massachusetts. A review of over 330 pages of complaints to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, obtained by the group Fight Corporate Monopolies, reveals the way numerous patients have been victimized by unexpected medical bills in the state. Time and again, Massachusetts patients check and double-check that they would not be hit with an out-of-network change for anesthesiologists, radiologists, or emergency room doctors, are told everything will be fine, and still end up owing thousands of dollars. One patient treated at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts, got a bill from “Rhode Island Imaging,” for having their radiologist read X-rays. When the patient questioned “why someone at Sturdy would be billing separately by a Rhode Island company, I was told ‘That’s just the way it is.’” Another patient went for a colonoscopy at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton because that was listed “in network” on her insurance company Cigna’s app. The bill from Cigna then stated “that Cooley Dickinson was out of network … I owed $1,730.06.” The same thing happened to a patient in Salem, who was assured before getting a mammogram that the services would be in network but found out later that the radiologist was not. A fourth patient from Waltham received a $4,321 bill for an out-of-network anesthesiologist. A fifth from Somerville had to pay $5,557.78 for an out-of-network doctor. A sixth from Newton racked up over $10,000 in charges from out-of-network healthcare providers, after confirming that the doctor was in-network. Trade groups representing hospitals, radiologists, and anesthesiologists have devoted over $600,000 to Neal’s effort, both through direct funding to the Neal campaign and third-party spending. WHILE NEAL’S FORMER EMPLOYEES have turned to lobbying, former lobbyists have in turn joined Neal’s staff. Picking up where Mueller left off, Neal’s deputy chief of staff on the House Ways and Means Committee, Elizabeth O’Hara, previously spent six years lobbying for O’Hara Federal Strategies, where her father now serves as principal. One of O’Hara Federal Strategies’ chief clients is Norfolk Southern, which has donated more than $25,000 to Neal over the last four election cycles. In between her former role as Neal’s legislative director and her current role as Senior Counsel to the Ways and Means Committee, Peg McGlinchey lobbied on behalf of Deloitte, Baxter Healthcare, PhRMA, Baxalta, and AmerisourceBergen. Combined, these companies have donated some $52,000 to Neal since 2014. Beyond friends and staffers, a member of Neal’s nuclear family has also come to benefit from the tremendous power that flows from the gavel of the Ways and Means Committee. Neal has also supported the endeavors of friends in addition to congressional staff. Melinda Phelps, head of the government strategies group at the powerful Springfield law firm Bulley Richardson, is also a former member of Neal’s mayoral campaign and a close friend of Neal’s. Phelps sits on multiple boards that have received donations from Neal. Data compiled by the Center For Responsive Politics for the Prospect shows that one of the boards that Phelps sits on, The Spirit of Springfield, has received $15,355 from Neal’s Congressional committee. While Spirit of Springfield is a civic pride organization, Develop Springfield, a privately funded development non-profit where Phelps serves as vice chair, has also received help from Neal. The congressman has written multiple times to the Springfield Community Preservation Committee advocating for public subsidies for private developments supported by the group. Neal has appeared at Develop Springfield events, and touts his record securing federal matching for their projects. None of the projects listed on Develop Springfield’s website mention low-income housing or community-based development, despite their requests for taxpayer dollars intended for projects that “preserve the character of the community.” This falls in line with Phelps’ statements describing community development projects as “encroachments” on middle-class neighborhoods. Phelps’s law firm Bulley Richardson has received $1,800 for “fundraising,” per Center For Responsive Politics records, and hosted a pre-gala VIP reception with Neal last year. Phelps also attended a Spirit of Springfield fundraiser co-chaired by Neal and MassMutual CEO Roger Crandall, although photo galleries on MassLive covering both events disappeared from their site, displaying an “internal server error” message, after the Prospect began contacting sources as part of its investigation into Phelps last week. The removal of the photos comes on the heels of The Intercept’s reporting on the tilted local media coverage of the MA-01 race. As of Sunday, the galleries seem to have been restored. Beyond friends and staffers, a member of Neal’s nuclear family has also come to benefit from the tremendous power that flows from the gavel of the Ways and Means Committee. As The Intercept reported earlier this month, Neal’s son Brendan was able to secure a lucrative lobbying job with Trestle Energy, a California-based biofuel company, after Neal helped the biofuel industry win a $3 billion dollar tax credit. As Lee Fang wrote, “The legislative gift followed a series of PAC donations from the largest ethanol and biofuel companies in America to Neal’s campaign, a tradition that enriches the campaign war chests of most legislators on the tax-writing committee.” Total biofuel industry donations to Neal this cycle are over $20,000. In addition to taking biofuel money, Neal has also advanced legislation that would give massive tax incentives to biomass energy providers like the embattled Palmer Renewable Energy, which has fought a prolonged battle with activist groups and city councilors to build a wood-burning biomass plant in East Springfield. Already suffering from the highest rates of asthma in the country, Springfield residents have raised the alarm over the plant’s potential to worsen public health, a sentiment that activists and local politicians have echoed. In 2010 Palmer Paving, whose owners the Callahans are also investors in the east Springfield plant, donated $5,500 to Neal. Between 2012 and 2020 members of the Callahan family donated an additional $2,500.
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2023.03.26 07:23 EnvironmentalEgg2989 Complete path to find the ONE PIECE in colorspreads

Hi i'll show you here the complete path to find the One piece through colors spreads.
Let met tell you first Oda is a genius beyond we all thought.
And sorry English is not my prime language.

First, each mugiwara is represented by a number and a color, i call it the "Oda code"
Exemple : Luffy color is RED and number 1
Zoro color is green and number 2
You can find them here
We are also going to use some chapter's titles and images on title page and you will understand why, later on this analyse.
There are many ways to find the One Piece in colorspreads and i'll show you how. Because yes Oda through colorspreads shows what the One Piece is gonna be.

first let me convince you that the "oda code" is true and the colors are not chosen at random most of the time.
we have 3 codes on Usopp lets start with these two
For the first code I take the chair part on usopp's left, we got 7 and 499
chapter 7 is named "friends"
chap 499 is named " sabaody park"
So we have the image of cp 9 on chapter 499 and the title of chapter 7 friends. Looks like a lot with Lucci and Kaku joining forces with mugis

and in this one you can see the cp9 on the title's page
let's continue with the second code on usopp's chair
we still have the 499 but the 7isn't alone now it's 797
chapter 797 "Rebecca"

I still don't know because we saw on chapter 499 title's page that there is the cp9, does is means she is with CP or just at Sabaody. But i think it's more about the image too here. Telling us Marine is coming.

And the MASTERCLASS is on Usopp's hat it anounces Stussy Trahison!!!!
Yellow lightings shape are here to mark the separation betweens each code.
so The hat gives us 476 / 4 / 76 / 46 and 7
chap 476 "Nightmare luffy"
chap4"Marine Captain Axe-hand Morgan"
chap46" An unvited guest"
chap76 "Sleep "
so in this order we have chapter
chapter 476 "Nightmare luffy"
chapter 4 "Marine Captain Axe-hand Morgan"
Chapter 76 "Sleep "
chapter 46 " An unvited guest"
chapter 7 "Friends"

We have our sentence ^^ Nightmare luff'ys marine sleep (Rob Lucci). An unvited guest is a friend.(Stussy)
Looks like a lot with Stussy putting Lucci and Kaku to sleep. And joining/helping mugis.

And there is so much to say about this page but i'll put this aside. I'm here to show you the One Piece and how to find it.

Let's Start with chapter 992 colorspread
chap 992 "Remnants"

There is a remnant here on this image

and we can find this castle in chapter 843 color spread too

It's Kumamoto's castle we have here, with mugis and a big raibow over it. So the big difference here is just the rainbow.

def: plural noun: remnants :
  1. a part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed."

ok back to chap 992 colorspread and let's check it again.
There is a rainbow on this one but LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

The symbol is way too strong to be ignored for me. Luffy, putting his hat on the raibown, his TREASURE.
Is there a cauldron with gold like in irish legends, at the end of the rainbow???? (that was my first thought when i saw this hat on the raibow)
Starting here, i checked all colorspreads with raibows and..... We don't need all colorspread to find the treasure at the end of the Rainbow but i'll use all other rainbows on every colorspread to convince you all. And there is not only one way to find it.
So let's go to chapter 949

We don't need the title here, only the colorspread. And there are 2 codes here leading to the One Piece.

let's start by the Logo we have 2/9/1 let's check this chapter " I'm right here" and in japanese "Koko ni iru"

so the title leads to another chapter??? let"s see it after i finish with the second code

2nd code : 1/9/2/1 ouuuupps there is no chapter 1921; So i put aside the first "1" cuz it's the one piece.
So we get 921 too...... hmmmm. Seems like an important chapter ^^

so both codes leads to 921 saying I'm there


chap921 "shutenmaru"
I don't know,if the title has a link with the One piece but we have a color spread

Hi ladies, genius Oda as allways. I love you^^
So what to say first, we have our rainbow here too :)

Then one last code to crack, but it's not usual "Oda code", let's see.

1st step starting from perona to Nami you get "PERONA" if you use each girl 1st syllabe
2nd step applying the same for the 2 characters on perona's leftside giving us "SHITA"
SHITA means =
So i turned Perona down and.....
Last step :

Here we got Perona pointing to her umbrella; upside down it looks like a cauldron.

Now i'll put here all raibows and what they means, there are still few where i'm not sure about them. But ill put them here too maybe someone can find something. And we know too why Roger was there too early. THE MEAL WAS JUST NOT READY YET :D .
Bon Appettit
Thank you so much for reading me if you came this far, let me know what you all think

Bonus : Starting here u are gonna be amazed for how long Oda cooked this plan. The oldest colorspread is from chapter

umbrellas to show the shape to look for, when we reach the right color spread chap 717 chap949 chap 835

Upside down to reveal the truth chap334 chap707 chap886

Follow rainbows chap 483 chap 872 chap 890
FOOD chap 537 chap 811 chap 985 chapter 1011
Music chap 304 chap 717

I'll explain this one, just under the big umbrella, u can see a number leading to chapter 15 chap 15 "GONG"

I don't know, i don't want to say wrong things here chap 226 642 chap 900 1028

I'll finish by one of my favorite almost everything is here and even Gold D Roger

we can find our 2 umbrellas, rainbows inside cups too with ice and a the little umbrella again leading to chapter 291 stuck to the watermelon.....

And everyone reaction looks like them when finding the One Piece ><

Thanks for reading me again, le me know what you all think about it. I'll explain every links between rainbows later.

And if you want analyse on one color spread specifically let me know too :)
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2023.03.26 07:19 fishgirl0929 Please help! No idea what to do

If anyone could give any guidance or advice, I’d appreciate it. I’m completely stuck and have no idea what to do with my career.
I wrote out some things I’d like, with the priorities at the end. Obviously I know it’s next to impossible to find a job with all these things, but any ideas that match the important ones or some of them are welcome!
What i like environment wise: * Job where I move around. Not just sitting still. * Freedom/ flexibility, like I can get a coffee without it being a big deal. Related to previous note- it would be nice to have a job that involves driving (considered job involving event set up or personal assistant where I drive to get supplies) * Not too high stress and doesn’t require constant thinking for 8 hours. I have ADHD and can’t get my brain to problem solve for that long- either less mindful work or hard work for 4-ish hours or less is the sweet spot * Pay 45k or more
Qualifications: * Bachelors degree in marketing * Lots of customer service experience, good amount of admin experience, some marketing experience
Interests: * Psychology * Nature * Planning things (events, setting up retail displays, setting up courses, etc) * Storytelling (but bad at details, good at idea creation) * Similarly, tv shows. HUGE tv show buff, they saved me from a rough upbringing * Being outside (lol, I just love being in the sun) * Mental health * Designing (but I’m not very good at it) * Managing others (I had a leadership role once and liked this aspect of it)
Most important things: 1. freedom and flexibility 2. ADHD-friendly or manageable (I was an assistant and it involved sitting and problem solving, anticipating tasks without being assigned, managing 6-10 different aspects of the job and my brain couldn’t do it) 3. Related to one of my interests 4. Pay 5. Easy to get (I’m willing to go back to school if it hits a lot of the check marks but I would need a job to make enough money to pay for school first!)
As a note, I live in Florida. I have remote working experience, but found it hard to focus. My main issues with previous jobs have been: 1) soul sucking (corporate admin jobs basically), 2) hard to focus (also admin and some marketing jobs), and 3) pay (I actually liked retail but it paid horribly).
Thank you!
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