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What are some good books describing the current sexual marketplace? The sort written by sociologists or doctors or what have you.
Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy by Sociologist Mark Regnerus is a great book that I’d highly recommend to anyone trying to get a handle of the sexual marketplace.
Smart guy teaching at UT Austin with several publications
The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel, a famous Belgian Psychotherapist. Women’s promiscuity/infidelity is more rampant than ever, ever on the rise while male rates remain stable, with newer generations cheating at rates greater than their male counterparts, and she delves into why that is.
Hooked: The Brain Science on How Casual Sex Affects Human Development, written by two MDs, discusses the effects of casual sex on the brain. If you’re looking for an in-depth analysis into how hookup culture impairs an individual’s ability to maintain long-term monogamous relationships, look no further.
Sex in College: The Things They Don't Write Home about. Deals with dating, hooking up, sexual assault, and the plights of LGBT youth on campus. It’s a cross-disciplinary book with several academic contributors.
Anything by Wolfinger on IFS
I’m have a few other recommendations, but I’m forgetting their names and would have to check my library.
What people don’t realize is that a lot of academics have had several articles published in journals confirming what a lot of red guys already knew:
- Pareto principle and how it refers to sexual relations
- What men and women seek in STRs and how most women settle in their LTRs and how there’s been a sharp rise of infidelity in their marriages as a result
- How promiscuity ruins one’s ability to pair bond
- Rising rates of women’s promiscuity and infidelity
I'm done with the LGBT community
First of all, I don’t understand why “LGB” and “T” are lumped together in the same acronym. Sexual orientation and gender are totally unrelated issues and most SJWs seem to agree with me on that matter. So, I don’t understand the point of applying a same acronym for those two things. I think it’s harmful for same-sex attracted people as well as for trans people. Many poorly informed people tend to think that being LGB, being trans and even being gender non-conforming are the same thing, while all three are totally different things. You can be all three and there’s nothing wrong with that, but you can also be one and not be the other two and that’s perfectly fine as well. Just because I am gay, some people have deemed me not a “real” man. I remember when I discovered I was gay at 14 and came out to my class, a girl suggested I transition to a female, because she knew a gay guy who had transitioned, was now a straight girl and was happy. I thought it was ridiculous, because I’ve always felt comfortable with my birth sex. Four years ago, I used to have class with a very small group of people(we were only 4: 3 guys and a girl) and we were pretty close to the teacher. So, we used to chat a lot. One day, we were talking as usual and the teacher jokingly told the only girl in the class: “You know, all boys are the same”, because her boyfriend had dumped her. So, I replied, jokingly as well: “It’s not true!”. Then the teacher replied: “but you are not like the other guys”. What, excuse me? Why do I have to be treated like some woman trapped in a male body just because I’m gay? I’m just a guy who likes other guys and that doesn’t make me dysphoric. That’s my experience, but I understand that trans people are also wrongly perceived as homosexual people in denial. So, separating both parts of the community would be more judicious for all sides… The other day, I was joking around with some university classmates and I ironically claimed I identified as “non-binary”. One guy who was obviously homophobic told me: “Why are there so many fa***ts in this college?”(he still didn’t know I was gay at the time). Of course, I thought his words were offensive but what bothered me the most was that he compared the fact of being non-binary to the fact of being gay, while the two are totally different concepts… The worst was when I was once invited to a meeting about homophobia and we spent more time talking about transphobia than homophobia…
My second issue with the LGBT community is that it gives too much importance to identity. Why do some people make their sexual orientation the central part of their existence? We are just people like everyone else so why does it need to be such a big deal? Why would we need to remind people every second that we are “different”? Why do we need an ENTIRE month for celebrating our difference(anyway Pride Month is clearly commercial b*llshit imo)? Why is it there a gay culture and a gay lifestyle? Why do we have to be PROUD to be gay, lesbian or bi when those are just biological unchangeable facts about us? I’m not proud to be gay, but I’m not ashamed either. It’s just who I am, period. I don’t want to remind people every minute how GAY I am, because I may be a gay man, but there are also a thousand other things that define me. For example, I’m Belgian, I’m white, I’m of Italian descent, I have dark hair, I’m short and I have autism… all those things are things I didn’t decide to be, but they are part of my identity and none is more important than the others. I don’t get why my sexual orientation should. I’m way prouder of what I’ve achieved in life than I’m proud of the way I was born. I know that some are going to tell me that things like Pride and Pride Month are necessary because “LGBT” people are still oppressed and, while I agree on the fact that we are oppressed, I don’t think Pride and Pride Month are helping us a lot, I think they even tend to generate hostility towards us. As I said, I know perfectly well we’re still oppressed: Homosexuality is still illegal in many countries, some of which even condemn it by DEATH PENALTY, which is outrageous. Furthermore, not many countries recognize gay marriage. And… talking about that, SJWs make me laugh when they claim that “cis gay men” are privileged and don’t have their word to say in the LGBT community… In many countries, male homosexuality is more severely punished than female homosexuality and in Pakistan, you can be trans and straight but not cis and gay… but sure cis gay males are the most privileged in the group… Hell, even if I live in a country which is supposed to be tolerant and was one of the first to legalize gay marriage in the World, I can ensure you that homophobia is still a thing, even in Belgium. My father is really homophobic and I’m afraid of what he could do if he discovered that I’m gay. But yeah sure… cis gay men are privileged and should better shut up… But anyway, I’m rambling…. So, I said earlier that I think Pride and Pride Month tend to generate more hate towards us and don’t help us be accepted. But, apparently if you think that way you are a “bigot with internalized homophobia”(whatever that means).
Of course as I said, the T part is the worst. So now, just because you identify as something, you can be that thing? I understand that gender dysphoria is a serious issue and that transgender people should be accepted and treated as the gender they identify as and that otherwise they would really suffer… However, there are no more genders than male and female and those people seem to love labels too much. No, you’re not genderqueer, non-binary or whatever... You’re either male or female. Why do we need so many words to describe personality? If you don’t conform to the stereotypes of you birth sex, that doesn’t make you a new gender. Thinking that way is highly toxic and reinforces silly stereotypes. And then what about trans people who don’t experience dysphoria and don’t transition. I could keep my masculine appearance and claim I’m a straight trans woman even though I look gender-conforming. And if people questioned my identity, I could call them bigots. Isn’t that a bit… stupid? The difference between gender and sex is totally irrelevant and is only used to divide society even more than it already is. If we have to respect that a person belongs to a certain gender just because he/she(I hate singular they) claims it, what’s next? I could claim my skin color is different? Or my age? Or my ethnicity? That’s honestly gone way too far… I also think the phrase “I was assigned the wrong gender at birth” is utterly nonsensical. Those TRAs are the first people who want to make a difference between gender and sex, yet they can’t admit that the doctor didn’t assign them a GENDER but a BIOLOGICAL SEX… Then, sex is not even “assigned” at birth, since we can know it before the baby is born. Furthermore, you were not assigned the “wrong gender”, you just feel like the opposite gender of you true gender because you experience gender dysphoria, which can be fixed by transition… Among all those new genders, the one that infuriates me the most is “autigender”: “a gender that has a connection to “autism””. My disability is not a gender, so please leave it out of your gender ideology bullsh*t. And what is it with that pronoun hysteria? If a genderfluid person changes his/her pronouns every 2 hours, how not to sound offensive around that person?
If TRAs minded their own business and were treated by everyone as the lunatics they are, I wouldn’t even pay attention… The problem is that they are trying to convince everyone they are right and silence you if you don’t agree with them. They are trying to rewrite history, they’ve integrated the LGB movement for no reason, they throw words like “TERF” and “Transphobe” every two seconds to make you shut up… I really can’t believe that it’s considered transphobic if you don’t want to date a trans person. It’s not. As a gay man, vaginas have always grossed me out and I wouldn’t have sex with a person who has one, even if that person identifies as a man. If other groups used the same rhetoric, it would sound ridiculous, but when it’s TRAs,no one sees the problem. For example, by their logic, you could tell me I’m a misogynist for not wanting to have sex with a woman and I could call a straight guy a homophobic bigot for not wanting to have sex with me… Don’t they even realize how stupid their arguments sound? I discovered the existence of gender ideology more or less two years ago, through a French video that became a meme, in which basically, a man in an interview throws a tantrum because the announcer gendered him as man, while he identified as “non-binary”(he looked like a gender-conforming man, though). When I saw that, I thought to myself: “I’m ashamed of being part of the LGBT community…”(which is sad). After people laughed at him for his stupidity, some French newspapers claimed that he was victim of HOMOPHOBIA. Excuse me, but… why say that? Because making fun of a guy who thinks he’s a made-up gender and discrimination against people who are attracted to the same sex are not the same thing, as far as I know. After a few days, I forgot that those crazy people existed, but a while ago, I ran into the J.K Rowling drama and was horrified. I’m sick of political correctness, it looks like we’re in the beginning of a dictatorship. And what has happened a few days ago on Reddit proves my point. The way they rewrite history is also disgusting. On the French Wikipedia page of Marsha P.Johnson, he is described as a “transgender woman”. Many people including me, have tried to correct his biography, but we all got downvoted… And I think the worst part is that they want children to transition and to take puberty blockers, which can be very risky for their future. Children are not mature enough to decide their own identity!
And those TRAs couldn’t be satisfied with just a bunch of new genders, they also had to come up with new sexual orientations such as demisexual, pansexual, sapiosexual or autochorisexual, since they LOVE labels that much… And I don’t understand the point of those labels when they mainly only refer to preferences. I thought SEXUAL orientation was about which SEX(or sexes for bisexuals) you are attracted to, not the non-sense they are trying to force us to believe. The label that really beats me is “demisexual”, which is basically wanting to get to know a person before you have sex with him/her(which I think, applies to the majority of the human species). I also don’t get why they are considered as a part of the community? So now a straight girl who wants to know her boyfriend before she has sex with him is LGBT? Interesting! And the worst are those who say that demisexuals experience discrimination. In what way? People who are not demisexual are badly perceived by society and I’d rather say being demisexual is the norm.
Sorry, it was long, but I had to get it off my chest because it was really bothering me. Thank you if you’ve read until the end. I’m feeling a bit better now but I hope that soon this trend will be over and people will realize how dangerous it is.
The TRUTH is not always told .. Small town mystery - horse’s throats slashed and “shot” to hacked cell phones- RIGHT
For 2 months I supplied the show with ALL passwords to any of my social media and/or cell phone and NO proof of me stalking THEM! He got that right - BUT I AM THE STALKER, the bad guy. Right!!!!
I had not seen or spoke to any of those in this “HATE” group for YEARS and all of the sudden I am their main target. HE GOT THAT RIGHT calling Alisa out on that.
My story began in 2001 - when I had a law man abuse his power that began this 7 year long journey for justice - THAT I FINALLY RECEIVED by his illegal actions against me - Waller County constable Raymond Cooke - google that - when he played his part in kidnapping my son to harm me... released my Kraken against him - it was a long fight; but THANK GOD for the Texas Rangers and FBI that finally saw through the corruption of a small town good ole boy network meant to destroy others
Then the group - the one I wanted there the most refused to show her face - she began this harassment in 2008 -
Dr Phil claims to be an advocate for bullying and I was CONFIDENT he would tell my WHOLE story that could possible help someone else facing the same attacks by ADULT bullies and how their actions can destroy the life we all work hard to build. I trusted he would show all the pictures they posted of me, smearing nasty memes on those pictures, calling me a whore, drug addict and contacting ANY man I had ever had a date with, relationship or I called husband. To the family I was ADOPTED into 2 and how GREED powers their engines. The fact I could NO LONGER give the perks I once could provide while married. I was useless to them all after the divorce and the time line PROVES that - all Dr Phil could HAVE shown and did NOT
Show did prove thru my social media and cell phone that I had NO contact with any of them - instead we take a journey of a life I had already lived, fought and WON that he makes fun of. My son kidnapped - he found the joy in bashing me about crimes I had NEVER committed and the bad law man went to jail and that is a story to JUDGE me by.
So much I was assured he would address - he did not and an opportunity to show how adults play this game through social media can cost us EVERYTHING...
I lost all respect for Dr Phil that day - I have ZERO problem acknowledging my own failures and mistakes - but NO ONE will accuse me of something I had NO PART in and that sucks
Dr phil could have really done good instead of beating his chest as if he SOLVED the small town mystery. He did nothing. They still harass me to this day .... 2020! They did not heed Dr Phil’s advise.
I have sent multiple things to Stephanie Gardner the producer of my story and nothing. If it’s a mystery- then LETS solve it - instead he looked at a glass that was 1/2 full - shame for not just me - but the real issue of cyber bullying by ADULTS....
I will have my book out one day - JourneytaFRAME and I WILL expose the good, the bad and the ugly from me to all that played their part.
Have a great day y’all.
**This was not my 1st invitation to tell my story - but the main bully would not participate, so this show you see her minions”
So My job is hunting/trapping invasive and dangerous animals in Florida. And this is the closest i can get to a some what list of Invasive land animals in the state. It will be ranked by the most common and sighted then to rare and then only sightings.
The brown anole Highly common you will see these lizards if you go any where in Florida.
Feral hogs a common animal in the rural southern united states and can be detrimental to a ecosystem.
Peacocks more common in suburban areas. But still common i might try having one of these cooked at thanksgiving.But i know one thing when ever there around they don't allow me to get any dammed sleep. They make the most annoying sounds ever.
Feral domestic cats Cats are one of the worst invasive species on the planet second to humans they kill over Billion of native birds and small animals every year. So spay and neuter your cats and hybrid breeds such as the savanna cat can become a wild invasive cat which are worse then feral domestic cats if allowed to live and breed in the wild and sometimes bigger then native bobcats.
Cane toads highly poisonous relatively common at night don't let kids,cats or dogs near.
Orange Headed Agamas an invasive lizard common to Miami.
Iguanas in south Florida there a common site and can maul you.
rhesus macaques oh boy these fucking annoying little shits. They are common in the central Florida region. can spread the deadly herpes virus.
Vervet monkeys Two troops of well over 120 animals live in Broward County near Dania. nasty little things.
Tegu lizards "Hillsborough and Miami-Dade Counties. An emerging population was recently discovered in Charlotte County after several confirmed reports were received through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Exotic Species Hotline. Researchers believe these populations occurred through escapes or intentional pet releases. Argentine black and white tegus have also been reported from other Florida counties, though these observations are most likely isolated occasions of escaped or released pets and not related to successful breeding populations. Some limited observations of red tegus (Salvator rufescens) and gold tegus (Tupinambis teguixin) have also been recorded in Florida. "
Nile monitor in Lee, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties, although observations have occurred throughout the state including multiple observations in Broward County.
sugar gliders one animal that no one expects. They are opossums and like there name sake says they love sugary foods like sap,nectar and fruits but are omnivores, which means they eat both plants and animals, and their diet typically includes berries, nuts, and even mice. They can be a sight at night time I have seen these guys in Clearwater the Tampa bay area to the most rural of areas in Florida. But they are different from the native flying squirrel in the fact that the flying squirrel is a true squirrel but still can't fly.
Burmese pythons they are common in the south florida everglades area but they don't tell you about the pythons in central and some times north florida.
cuban tree frog was first recorded in Miami in 1952 (Schwartz 1952) but had dispersed northward to central Florida by the mid-1970s (Meshaka 1996). This West Indian species is easily dispersed in plant shipments, especially in the leaf axils of cultivated palm trees (Meshaka 1996). Females may attain a body length of 12.7 cm (5 in), but males are smaller and shorter lived. This species has much larger toepads and a wartier skin than our native treefrog species. The ground color may be tan, gray, brown, or olive green, and there may or may not be a pattern present. Cuban treefrogs are established through much of southern Florida.
Mexican red-bellied squirrel Elliot Key in Biscayne Bay in 1938, Dade County but there has been sightings of this animal on the main land of Florida but might be confused with the native fox squirrel.
Morelet's Crocodile The mexican crocodile don't be confused with the native american croc these things have been reported in the state "its population in Florida has more than doubled, and its distribution has expanded significantly." and not a county or place has been named for this animals exotic range.
King Cobra oh boy recent escapees of these animals are most likely in central Florida. no breeding population has been recorded but its entirely possible that there out there. These animals are extremely deadly and can be a serious threat to people and the ecosystem.
Basilisk Lizard Mainly a feral species in the state.They have been seen in Miami and most likely came as exotic pets. And they have the nick name Jesus lizard for there strange ability to run over water.
Cuban Knight Anole More common in south Florida but can't stand the winters in north Florida and like iguanas they freeze and fall out of trees.
Monk Parakeet they are in the state of Florida most likely south Florida.
Sambar deer on saint Vincent island but there are escaped animals.
Red Deer these guys are a problem but the Florida government call them ELK? which is highly confusing to figure out if there Elk or FUCKING RED DEER. but they are red deer and are in highland county most likely in a ranch being breed to be killed but there are escapes.
Barasinga another type of wetland loving invasive deer these guys are a favorite of exotic game ranches but they are a unknown in how invasive these guys really are.
Axis Deer they are on exotic game ranches but some have escaped into the wild.
Nutria They have been reported over a wide area of the state at various times, but populations seem ephemeral in most areas. Current distribution in Florida is not known, although the animals are consistently reported from the Tampa Bay area, Hillsborough county.
Capybara so these guys are most likely in the area of Jackson vile Although not reported breeding in the wild, sightings are not uncommon, and a breeding population may exist. I have not seen any photo or video reports of these animals in Florida. They escaped from a testing facility and most likely carry deadly blood borne diseases so would not wanna eat them.
Fucking bird speed round.
Budgerigar, Scarlet Ibis, Purple Swamphen, Monk Parakeet , Muscovy duck**,** house sparrow, Spot-breasted oriole, European starling, Red-whiskered bulbul And the Hill myna.
Lets continue on.
Nile croc Several specimens have been recently captured in South Florida, though no signs have been found that the population is reproducing in the wild.
White-nosed coatis have also been found in the U.S. state of Florida, where they are an introduced species. It is unknown precisely when introduction occurred; an early specimen in the Florida Museum of Natural History, labeled an "escaped captive", dates to 1928. There are several later documented cases of coatis escaping captivity, and since the 1970s there have been a number of sightings, and several live and dead specimens of various ages have been found. These reports have occurred over a wide area of southern Florida, and there is probable evidence of breeding, indicating that the population is well established. But there are NO RECENT VIDEOs Or photos of these Florida invasive coatis.
Feral dogs/hybrid canids Feral dogs live in a wild state with no food and shelter intentionally provided by humans and show a continuous and strong avoidance and come from a line of domestic dogs while Hybrid Canines come from mixed lines like the Coydog which are rare to happen but when they do happen they are similar to timber wolves in a sense but are less afraid of humans. There are even more rare cases of wolfdogs getting loose in the state but there wolf dna causes a problem because there fur most of the time is too long and these animals die of heat stroke and the fact both canines are less afraid of humans this can be more of a problem for them in a long run due to they are more likely to go after live stock,pets or small children.
jaguarundi ,it is believed that a feral population exists in Florida and so i listed this as the rarest nonnative, established from an introduced population of escaped pets but There has never been an official sighting of a jaguarundi in Florida, and none has ever been recorded on camera or video. Two color morphs) are known (though intermediate shades are also seen)—gray (blackish to brownish-gray fur with a grizzled look due to bright and dark rings on individual hairs) and red (foxy red to chestnut) to a Blackish brown individuals superficially resemble the tayra (Eira barbara), but the latter can be told apart by the clear, yellowish patch on the throat. The red morph is seen more often in dry, open areas. Melanistic individuals have been reported, but the coat is not completely black; the head and the throat are clearly paler than the rest of the body the Jaguarundi can be mistaken for feral cats and they are quite stealthy animals so you can never now if there really there. They were allegedly introduced in the region by a writer from Chiefland who at some point imported the animals from their native habitat and released them near his hometown and in other locations across the state. W. T. Neill noted that jaguarundis occurred throughout peninsular Florida in the 1950s, but the numbers had plummeted by the late 1970s. Jaguarundis were also reported in the coastal area of Alabama in the 1980s, which may be evidence of the Florida population migrating northward. If you find them take a picture and video record them and then call your states fish and wild life program.
The next list of animals are animals from Exotic game ranches or reported as feral livestock in the state. And what animals are allowed on exotic game ranches in the state. These animals have had reported sightings over the years.
Black buck oh boy these guys are the most likely to escape and have escaped from exotic game ranches they can run up to speeds to 90kms per hour with strides up to 6m long and can leap up to 2m in height and could easily get over a fence.
Wild cattle when Spanish settlers came they brought there live stock with them such as cattle and those animals got out and became a wild breed called the Florida cracker cattle but recent past more breeds of hot weather cattle have been brought into the state such as the zebu which is well adapted to the Florida climate and so wild cattle in Florida are mostly well adapted and can be highly dangerous.
water buffalo I have hunted a small feral herd of 2 males with 3 females and i was only able to get 1 male and 1 female.But there are allot of farms in Florida that have water buffalo.
Père David Deer exotic game ranches in florida love having these guys with giant antlers and there love of wetlands they do well in the Florida climate.
Nilgai a well known invasive in Texas and they do really well. But its also known that these guys are used by exotic game ranches hence how they got into the wild of Texas so its entirely possible for these guys to get into the wild here.
Sika Deer: The sika deer also known as the spotted deer or the Japanese deer a much loved by exotic game ranches.
Waterbuck: The waterbuck is a large antelope found widely in sub-Saharan Africa and used by you guessed it exotic game ranches.
and the laws of Florida work like this for exotic game ranches. And what species are most likely for use in exotic game ranches in the near future and a bit of whats wrong with these laws.
- Equids (e.g., zebras, asses) and large non-cusorial bovids (e.g., wild cattle, African buffalo, bison). For one or two animals, a paddock enclosing 1,250 square feet, 6 feet high. For each additional animal, increase paddock by 25 percent of the original footage.
- Cervids (deer family) and cursorial bovids (antelope)
b) Medium (e.g., white-tailed, fallow, axis, sika, pronghorn, deer and antelope of similar size). For one or two animals, a paddock enclosing 800 square feet, 8 feet high. For each additional animal, increase paddock by 25 percent of the original footage.
c) Small (e.g., roe, dikdik, muntjac, brocket, pudu, Chinese water deer, musk deer, deer and antelope of similar size). For one or two animals, a paddock enclosing 450 square feet, 5 feet high. For each additional animal, increase paddock, by 25 percent of the original footage.
- Camelids (e.g., vicuna and guanaco)
b) Each enclosure shall have a pool of water, 60 square feet, 3 feet deep, equipped with a ramp or steps. For each additional animal, increase pool surface area by 25 percent of original area.
- Wild swine (Suidae) and peccaries. For one or two animals, a paddock enclosing 200 square feet, 4 feet high. For each additional animal, increase paddock by 25 percent of the original footage.
- Wild goats/sheep (Caprinae) (e.g., musk ox, goral, serow, takin). For one or two animals, a paddock enclosing 500 square feet, 8 feet high. For each additional animal, increase paddock by 25 percent of the original footage.
"is unlawful for a person to possess any Class I Wildlife unless the animal was in possession prior to August 1, 1980. Class I Wildlife includes, but is not limited to the following: chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, baboons, leopards, jaguars, tigers, lions, bears, elephants, crocodiles, etc. Persons may possess Class II Wildlife if he or she obtains a permit from the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Class II Wildlife includes, but is not limited to the following: howler and guereza monkeys, macaques, cougars, bobcats, cheetahs, ocelots, servals, coyotes, wolves, hyenas, alligators, etc. All other wildlife in personal possession not defined as Class I or II Wildlife must obtain a no-cost permit. In addition, FL has promulgated regulations governing possession of Class II and III animals (caging requirements, etc.). In 2010, Florida passed state regulations prohibiting importation, sale, use and release of non-native species. The regulations include a ban on capturing, keeping, possessing, transporting or exhibiting venomous reptiles or reptiles of concern (listed python species, Green Anaconda, Nile monitor and other reptiles designated by the commission as a conditional or prohibited species.) Persons who hold pre-July 1, 2010, permits for these species may legally possess the species for the remainder of the reptile’s life. Traveling wildlife exhibitors who are licensed or registered under the United States Animal Welfare Act and licensed zoos are exempted."Most people would ask what is wrong with this allot is wrong with this sort of way for what counts and does not count many species including Carinvorians and can cause serious harm to an ecosystem if not regulated by these laws.
Take this for example over in Texas were Exotic animal ownership is common place cover many species and is extremely loose but cover any well known carnivorous mammals and hybrid mammals Florida law does not cover that for exotic game ranches.
And why would i be stressing this is fact is because of a recent drop in the rate that people go to these places might cause them to get a bit desperate and go for something drastic like getting a new animal onto there ranches to attract business.Or try to bend the rules a bit so they get business. so hear is a possible list of what they could have on there ranches to attract business. This also lists possible loop holes which they can use to get "better" animals.
African golden cats,civets, ratite's, hybrid animals,More exotic species of bovine such as indian gaur and gayal More larger dangerous species of swine such as Giant forest hog, Babyrousa and Bushpig the selected hybridization of Large domestic pigs with feral pigs.
The possible selective breeding of bovines to get bigger,more well adapted and more dangerous feral cattle for exotic game ranch trophy hunting which they all ready do but with selectively breeding with these breeds Ankole-Watusi,Zebu,Texas long horn,Nguni cattle, Belgian Blue, Sanga cattle,Angus cattle, Heck cattle just to name a few possible animals.
The Marsupials that are allowed are only Kangaroo's but they don't like having them because they are known to jump fences but don't let this fool you if there desperate enough they will have these animals.
sheep relatives ,Pyrenean chamois, red serow,Nilgiri tahr and lot more of these animals from this genus.
Why do i stress the fact about exotic game ranches is because they are most of the time unknowing of the animals that they are allowing to breed and live on there property and not well secured fences lead to disaster and a new invasive species.
And most people don't even know exotic game ranches exist they are a horrible business that leads to an ecosystem being over run in due time like we have seen in Texas.
So yeah that's the fuckin list and shit.
Animals that are not listed will be soon listed unless there horses,zebras or donkeys which were once native to the state and so are native to the Americas even though the European breeds of horses were only brought over I count them as a re introduced animal.
Coyotes are reintroduced animals too. but still does not mean that there not a problem for people. Coyotes and cockroaches will likely be the earth's sole survivors if we ever have a nuclear holocaust. The resilient coyote, has adapted and flourished very well in both rural and urban settings. Coyote populations can be found just about everywhere, from the remote wilderness to the heart of New York City - despite heavy lethal control over the past century, and in spite of the recent popularity of coyote hunting.
I will not count dogs as dogs were all ready there when Europeans got to the Americas but
I will count feral dogs and hybrid canines because they do fill in the wolf/coyote niche they cause more harm then good to humans and the ecosystems which they are in.
I also love to answer your questions so just ask a question in the comments I am to be sure to respond.
Tom Dumoulin after a year without races: "Am I still good enough? [Long interview]
Tom Dumoulin after a year without races: "Am I still good enough?DeepL with tweaks
It's been a year since Tom Dumoulin (29) rode his last race this Sunday. Twelve months without a race: can I still do it? My last really good race was the World Championship in 2018. That will be about two years ago when I get back to the start. Of course I doubt then."
He's been scared, says Tom Dumoulin to the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws. Especially in the beginning of the quarantine. The Dutchman who went to Belgium is a son of a doctor, and his wife provides mental assistance to hospital staff as a psychologist, so corona came very close at times. "At one point it was thought that everyone would get infected. It was frightening. There are questions today, but the fear has subsided. Everything is getting back to normal."
A lot of people also enjoyed the time at home. Was there a nice side to the lockdown for you?
"I've mostly done simple things. A lot of walking the dog and stuff. I already had that extra time at home last year with my knee injury (he had surgery twice after his fall in the Giro). I was just about to get back to my normal life".
There's good news: it looks like you can go on altitude training. Why were you so worried about that?
"I'm lucky to live close to Dutch Limburg and the Ardennes: I can train in the hills here and do interval, but a Tour de France will be decided in the high mountains. That means climbs of one hour, and not one, but three or four in a day. And I just can't do that enough here. The effect of training in the mountains is even greater than the altitude incentive itself. I need that to perform for a classification."
How fit are you?
"I'm fine right now. June 1st was the date to start training super seriously again. Before that, it was to stay healthy and fit. For a top athlete that means that you still train a lot, but my top form is still a long way off. When the Tour starts tomorrow, I won't win it, but I don't have to. I still have time.
You didn't race for a year. Then the big question is, do you still have it in you?
"I think I'm still good enough to compete in the Grand Tour rankings."
"I think," you say, does that imply doubt?
"Sure. My last race was the Dauphiné last year. My last really good race was the World Championship in 2018. That'll be about two years ago when I get back to the start. Of course I doubt it. Because not only do I have good days, I also have days when I feel very mediocre on a bike and then you start thinking. Am I still good enough to ever win the Tour? Those thoughts are also playing through my head. But they were there before 2017, when I won the Giro. I think it's quite normal to doubt yourself every now and then."
The NOS [Dutch BBC] has calculated that between May last year and February this year, you appeared nineteen times in the media with a new medical bulletin. How is a man so unlucky?
"That thing with my knee was one long-lasting injury, of course. I've seen a lot of hospitals inside in the last year... I've been in a hospital bed more than I've been racing."
How do you get an intestinal parasite?
I'm not sure, but after the training camp in Spain in December, I ate a pasta bolognese at the airport that wasn't quite right. Or rather, not quite right at all. It stank, but I was hungry and ate it anyway. Immediately that same night it was misery and everything came out from all sides. I was quite sick of it for a week. After that I picked up training again, but after two weeks it went less and less and I had to go to the doctor again. My intestines are a weak point anyway. When I get tired, they are the first to protest."
You recently left the MPCC, the movement for credible and healthy cycling, because you find them inconsistent. Paris-Nice in full corona time which you didnt agree with, as did their criticism on the use of ketones, and their cortisol test where there is doubt about the quality. Aren't people going to conclude that Tom Dumoulin doesn't think a clean sport is important anymore?
"Others may think so, but I'm still standing as hard, perhaps even harder than I used to be, for a clean sport. I just don't think the MPCC is the right organization to achieve that."
Chris Froome would consider leaving Ineos this summer. On the one hand he would be relieved of the internal rivalry, on the other hand he would lose a strong team. What weighs the most?
"My opinion has changed since last year. At Sunweb the whole team rode for me in the Tour. Now I'm not alone anymore. Soon we'll be riding for whoever's in the best position. If Steven Kruijswijk is the best of the team, then Tom Dumoulin rides for Steven and then Primoz Roglic rides for Steven. If Primoz is the best, then the team will ride for him. If it turns out that I am the best, the team will ride for me. That makes you have a very strong team. That's the same situation for Chris Froome at Ineos. If he turns out to be the best, he'll have domestiques you can only dream of. I can't speak for Froome. He has to rely on his own strength, which is possible at any team. The last ten kilometers of a climb, it's every man for himself."
Isn't three leaders just too many?
"I chose this situation myself. I'm sure there'll be discussions. Inevitable. There will come a day when Primoz will be angry with me or I will be angry with Steven, but I think we as a team have the strength to deal with that, especially with the coaching from above."
When can irritation occur?
"I can imagine I won't be happy if Primoz attacks from the foot of a climb on a day I don't feel well. But if he proves he's better, it's basically no longer a discussion. My ego won't get in the way. I can stand my ground, but if someone else has better cards, I can easily step aside."
Do you remember your last victory?
"The time trial in the 2018 Tour."
Being allowed on the podium, receiving flowers: do you miss that feeling?
"Sure. That's a nice adrenaline rush. That's something you're looking for. It's those moments you do it for."
You describe it as the primal urge to win races and beat others. And that's not necessarily a nice side, you say. Is there a mean Tom Dumoulin?
We always see a gentleman.
"Evil is not the right word... I think of myself as always playing it fair and square. But it's a hard world, and I can be a hard one once in a while. How it comes out? I get very happy when I see that my competitors have it harder than me, for example. That can make me very happy. It can make me euphoric, and then I really struggle to hold back and not do anything stupid. To attack wildly, for example, and eventually lose my good legs. There have been times in grand tours that competitors of mine had a bad day: then I'm a tough guy and I strike. Like a hungry wolf on its prey."
You sound a bit of a sadist.
"Maybe I am."
We have the idea that every sportsman should have a masochist.
"As a top athlete, and especially as an endurance athlete, you're addicted to dopamine. And that's mostly released when you are at your max. There's also a good feeling about suffering and renunciation. Not during, but afterwards it can make you very happy."
What's your dating environment like and how does it negatively/positively affect your dating life?
The city is quite transient, lots of people come and go, and as such, I've heavily vibed with a lot of people who came here to work for 1-2 weeks/months and then had to leave. I stopped entertaining Belgian men last summer because I find they're quite immature/childish/ignorant across the board and they're also not usually what I'm physically attracted to. I've lived here long enough where I can look at a man and tell whether or not he's Belgian.
Brussels is also a city where a lot of families are, and a lot of men are either looking for a wife to impregnate or something casual (neither type can find the clitoris). My dating life here is now largely non-existent. I don't really date here with the intention of having a long term relationship. I avoid it. All of the men that I've really liked weren't from here and all live in other countries. If I need attractive/tall d**k I hop on a train to the Netherlands for a weekend (what I'm doing this weekend lmao). What about you guys?
I was 15, I didn't even know what abuse was
(Sorry for the long post but there was so much to say and sorry for the English mistakes, I'm Belgian )
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He could be- I know mr T’s in rocky 3 but that’s really it, I know that rocky is like “ooh I’m hot shit” and he uhh gets his act- his ass kicked by mr T, who’s in the the the- not in g.i. joe, he’s in the a team, which is another media franchise I’ve never seen , and I’m I’m not sure if it’s good? I don’t really know anything about it. I don’t know I don’t know a lot about 80’s media, I know that ghostbusters was — -- malls, same time I unsubscribed from all the political channels, cause like I um, I used to watch the uhh the uh, what’s his what’s his name? the doug walker, uhh what’s his name? The nostalgia critic. When I was when I was in probably the first year of high school – -- so in the one episode of the nostalgia critic, he- wh which one was I talking about? The uh sorry, dash roamed (?), dash unmuted and made me lose my train of thought for a minute. I can’t remember which episode of the nostalgia critic I was talking about. But um, okay, so there’s a lot of episodes, there’s one where – -- the official version, of minecraft pocket edition on my kindle fire but I would wa- from- basically, from the years of 2009 and 2010 I would watch the angry video game nerd. And then one time I got in trouble cause my parents walked in and then they had uh they had me sit down and watch an episode of the angry video game nerd with them. Which was probably one of the worst experiences of my entire life. And I regret uhh, every day. And I I remember it so vividly uh it’s like a mental scar. And I was I was only around 9 years old at the time. I was um, I was in the third grade, and I like- that’s like a like a repressed memory, that was like a really bad time. But yea I really like the angry video game nerd, I thought I’d revisit him, saw the collab with the uhh what’s his face? With the doug walker, and I watched a quinton reviews video on doug walker. And I was like: “oh man doug walker… Ah he’s not a great guy” and so I, you know. But I I hadn’t watched doug walker for a while up until that point. Umm – -- conomy, uh, so that what happened with the social Darwinism in the 1800’s was you had the big uh corporations like the standard oil company, which would uh see themselves as like the the Pinnacle of uh that specific which they which they occupied. Uh so they would see themselves as the superior, the superior force in the market and they would they’d see that as their reason for swallowing up smaller businesses. So like, for example, what john d rockefeller would do, john d rockefeller would offer to buy a an like an independent oil refinery for a a, you know, not a great amount of money. Or or a good amount of money, depending on who it was, but that person might not wanna cave, so people are like: “oh well” and he’s like “well, okay” and he just lowers the price of oil to where everyone’s taking it at a loss, but the thing about the standard oil company, was because it owned about 90% of the oil refining industry, umm he was able to take that loss, for the amount of time that he was doing it, just long enough for the uh the business he was trying to take for let’s say a couple million to like, Fail completely and flop. Um and so then he’d buy that business for maybe a few thousand dollars. Uuh so that’s that’s how john d Rockefeller did that. But uh, so I was talking about social Darwinism I was talking about the uh the the Rant era of youtube. So I was talking about like people come out on top. leafy was one of those like, one of those businesses, you know, that got bought out by the standard oil company, you know, that would be h3h3 in this specific situation. Which is very strange considering uh h3’s political philosophy, and is supporting someone like Andrew yang. Now let’s talk about Andrew Yang – -- ticipating, I’d lo- I’d I buy dlc for games during this steam summer sale and uhh, having a thousand dollars, would make it much easier to buy. More things on – -- want this car, I want this car so bad but that bike is so much cheaper, which one are you gonna take? Are you gonna take the bike or the car? You’re gonna take the uh, you’re gonna take the bike. So that’s what I’m saying, like you- during the steam sales you always buy worst products, not because um. Simply because they’re cheaper, they’re the cheaper option. You you’d you could buy the Lamborghini but the Lamborghini is not on sale because guess who put that on the store. it was like, the the guys who do like 2k, who doesn’t do anything during the steam sales. You got- so you buy like like a game like bye bye wacky planet, which is a game in my steam library, that I – -- im city 4 deluxe. I have sim city 4 deluxe in my steam library, I’ve opened it one time ever in my entire life, back in uh back in the days of uhh, I think 20..13? And it crashed for half an hour. And that is my- that is how much playtime I have in that game. Um. And I refuse to install it or play it ever again, cause like city sim games are trash. They’re terrible, no one wants to play them. And if you do, there’s like something wrong with you. You gotta have like a like a like a some like kinda masochist kinda thing going. Cause like that’s seriously like the same thing as inflicting like bodily harm on yourself. As like a joke. You play that game to prank yourself. Yeah. Anyway, date me.
Superstore Survey Results
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Appeals a lot more to young people
More females than males watch
Most favorited is Jonah, with Dina in second. Third, fourth and fifth is held by Glenn, Amy and Garrett
Least favorited is Mateo with Amy in second. Third, fourth, and fifth is held by Glenn, Jonah and Sandra
Most favorited is Marcus with Bo in second. Third and fourth is held by Justine and Sayid
Least favorited is Adam with a three way tie for second with Carol, Laurie, and Jerusha. Third is held by Bo.
People think Mateo getting taken was the most shocking
People like Glenn better as manager
Season 1 had the highest rating of 8
Season 2 had the highest rating of 8 as well
Season 3 had the highest rating of 8 as well. Also someone taking this survey who clearly doesn't like the show, makes sense.
Season 4 had the highest rating of 9
Season 5 had the highest rating of 7
Here are the results I got from the nationality question
Peptalk for people struggling with LDR
As a belgian guy (20 y/o) having a japanese girlfriend (22 y/o) I can totally understand what u all are going through atm especially because on the day I was gonna fly to her again, I had to decide to stay home cuz of all the borders closing.
So these are the points that make me think we'll be able to reunite still this year:
- They are developing tests for corona that give results way more quickly than the ones they mostly use now. So it could be that they will use these in the airport and try to get the airplane tourists a bit back.
- I feel like if they keep borders closed for too long and won't allow anyone in too many airplane companies will go bankrupt so it's highly unlikely they will keep airplanes on the ground for more than a year.
- Although a vaccin still seems far away, they are having some succes with a medicine called "remdesivir" for emergency cases. So if mortality will get way lower it's possible they will open the borders again.
- They might allow people flying if they use an app to see what who they come in contact with.
Stay safe and keep video dating with your boy/girl :)
144Hz gaming PC for competitive Fortnite
What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.Playing Fortnite competitively. This means running the game at a stable 144FPS on low settings. I don’t need 240 FPS because I’m not planning on investing in a 240 Hz monitor. I play competitively, so the PC must be able to keep performing in stacked end games. I might occasionally play some other shooters as well (Warzone, Valorant). I’m not interested in streaming.
Other basic stuff as well (internet browsing, Word/Excel, etc), but nothing worth mentioning.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?Given that I only need a tower and that Fortnite doesn't require a top-notch GPU, I was thinking around 800€, but my budget is quite flexible. There's no point in buying if there's no significant improvement in performance when compared to my current setup.
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.I’m currently gaming on my laptop from work. This is a pretty powerful gaming laptop so it runs the game well, but I’m heavily bottlenecked by temperatures which causes my performance to decrease. I’m planning on building a PC in the future, but I’m not exactly sure when it’s a good time to buy. If now is that time, I could pull the trigger, but I can wait a few months. In that case, I’m just trying to inform myself.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)I have a 144Hz monitor, mouse, keyboard. So I would only need a tower.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?Belgium. I’m gonna have to order on the German Amazon or on a Belgian store, but that’s no issue. If you guys hook me up with a PCpartpicker list, I’ll find the parts myself as cheap as possible.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.Reusing my 144Hz monitor, mouse and keyboard.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?No
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)No
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?No
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?Not really sure. Looking for suggestions here as I'm new to building PCs.
Extra info or particulars:Fortnite is CPU heavy, and not so GPU heavy. Keep that in mind. Also, as I like to VOD review, so I’d need enough memory to save recorded game play. Nothing insane, though, as I regularly delete my stuff.
idk bout you guys but...
I guess I'm fortunate that the global journey package I purchased was one of the cheapest available. However, it's still about 1000 euros per person. For a university student like myself, it's no small sum of money. Additionally, it's not like the festival has been postponed for a short period of time. It's one whole year. Taking into account everyone's fees, that's a one HUGE interest-free loan they managed to attain.
Their inability, or rather, unwillingness to give out full refunds is mind-boggling to say the least. Tomorrowland is a festival that sells out in minutes. Any tickets refunded can be easily sold through their official platform. It's not as if they would have to refund all monies paid to them for 2020's tickets -- I'm sure there's quite a number of you who are more than happy to keep your tickets for 2021.
To make matters worse, they won't even laxen the rule by letting us re-sell our global journey package. Nice. Tomorrowland, who has all the means to resell the tickets on their official platform not only declines to do so, but prevents consumers from trying to do the same.
To rub salt in our wounds, they offered us a free name change valid only till November 30, 2020. How was such an arbitrary date selected? Since refunds are not going to be given, name changes should be made free for as long as reasonably possible so as to ensure that persons unable to make it in 2021 have sufficient time to FIND and pass their packages to interested parties. 8 months before the date of the actual festival? Are you kidding me? Global journey sales only started late January 2020. The least you guys could do was offer free name changes until end Jan 2021.
The voucher is even worse. It doesn't even guarantee that we'll get the tickets. Who knows what would happen if we don't manage to use our vouchers by the time it expires.
Yes, I have emailed them to ask for refunds with detailed explanation as to why the alternatives provided will not be sufficient. No, my message was not acknowledged at all and I was replied with the very same large chunk of text that I received in my email earlier today.
Anyone has the contract setting out the full terms and conditions of the global journey ticket sales? The one I found online says nothing about force majeure, frustration or ANYTHING about cancellation on Tomorrowland's part at all. Dodgy. Ugh, just give me my money.
Edit: found the force majeure clause - they only excluded possibility of refunds when cancellation is due to terrorist threats - see 5.2.4.
Edit 2: I’m not Belgian and yes I can probably do my research on the laws they claim to be acting upon but I’m too lazy to at this point of time. To make things clearer, it would be IDEAL if refunds were given. In the event that it’s not possible, I believe I am not being unreasonable for requesting for a longer period of time where name changes will be free AND for them to allow for us to sell our tickets to willing buyers.
You guys are quick to comment on how I am being unreasonable but you missed out on the huge middle chunk of my post as well. Convince me as to why 30 November was selected instead of a later date if they actually cared.
A 10k Word Filibuster I wrote - You may notice some parts are taken from other sources. Still took me about 4-5 hours to transcribe - Total 9816 words.
Alright, maybe I’ll do some standup. But also like sometimes I think about increasing my words per minute. Like how long it would take to increase it over time. For example like since June or January of sometimes a couple years ago, maybe 1 year ago, no 2018 so 2 years. But that’s odd I seem to remember it as Grade 9, which is only 1 grade behind what grade im in now, maybe it’s just because I’m at the end of the year that I remember it differently? No, but I think it was 1 year because it was June of 2018, but I guess that would make it 2 years, and not year. Maybe I seem to remember the grade wrong. Maybe it was grade 8 and not 9? No but there was no tech 10 for grade 8’s because of how my school is set up, or was set up at the time. So it must have been grade 9. If then, the only other option is that I am misremembering which year, but then it also said “2 years ago” for last online for my schoolmates on this typing website we used earlier that year. Back round to typing I guess. Anyways since a year or two years ago my words per minute has increased from an average of like 66-69 words per minute to I think 83 or 89. I can’t quite remember. Sometimes I think my memory is getting worse. I wonder if dementia is hereditary, because I think my dad is getting it. Or is it alzheimers? I don’t quite remember. How ironic. Anyways, the fact that my dad seems to be losing his memory is also a little bit worrying, although I’m sure he can tough it out. He seems pretty tough most of the time anyways. We all have moments of weakness I suppose. Anyways, my memory sucks and I forget lots of things a lot of the time. It’s not pure speculation that my dad is getting alzheimers or dementia, I don’t know which. He forgets things that I told him last week a lot of the time. Sometimes its important things, sometimes not. Sometimes just deals in general. I think it started rather recently, but again, I cannot remember. Bad memory.
Anyways, I came back from camping today, or rather yesterday if you count 3am as a different day. To me, the day is not the next day until I’ve slept. I’m sure it feels the same way with the majority of most people. That kinda sounds like bad grammar but I guess I’m not known for good English. Not anymore at least. I used to be a top student in most of my classes…except math. It kinda fell of in grade 6-8. Probably due to bullying, definitely due to mental illnesses. I’m glad they’ve cleared up now, for the most part. One thing I noticed very strongly about my change in mental illness is the severe anxiety I used to suffer from. In fact, I feel that I’ve kind of done a full u turn in that sense. Sometimes I literally just don’t care at all anymore, and in that way its also damaging. Like, I’ve lost a major sense of caring for no reason. Not caring in the sense of emotional or loving care, or maybe it’s the same. Who am I to know anyways? Anyways, camping. Camping was nice enough. Actually really nice I think. Outside of the onslaught of complains from my little brother about almost every little thing it was a nice trip. Some amazing fews of osoyoos too. I felt like I was on a plane I was so high up on the high way. I also learned of some highway things, like runaway lanes. I’d never heard of them before. Apparently they are for when semi trucks lose control of their brakes and need somewhere to stop, so they go up this slope that prevents them from y’know. Falling off a massive cliff and dying in a firey explosion. To be honest, at first I’d thought that they were kind of useless, but knowing that a lot of corporations chiefs tend to be more greedy, I wouldn’t doubt that they wouldn’t entirely care for the safety of their truckers all the same. Cutting corners and such. I also noticed that the runaways lanes seemed to have been used. Maybe by semi trucks or just curious drivers.
Onto a different topic I suppose. I got back from camping and I was greeted to the death of my sisters cat. Pretty sad, he got eaten by coyotes. The damn things live in white rock?? Rich white rock?? Since when?? I was pretty confused when I heard it, but less empathetic than I probably should have been, considering my sisters cat for 10 years just fucking died. And not a good death either. Apparently people saw it happen. I suppose they didn’t care that much considering the whole animal altercation happened at 4:30am and I wasn’t there to see it happen. All the while I heard what happened, I thought to myself: “I’ve been staying up til 4:30am earliest on most nights lately. If I’d not gone on this stupid camping trip I could have saved Neko.” Neko is the name of the cat by the way. It was a fun name as a kid, named after cat in Japanese. Remembering why now is because our neighbors at our old house had a Japanese transfer daughter that they took care of until they could get out of school. Her name was Ruth, if I remember correctly and she taught us how to play this weird wooden ball game when we were little. I have a lot of fond memories of the old house. Simply playing road hockey with my dad, water fights in the drive way, climbing tall trees out back. The whole place seems to be a condo complex now, and we only just moved out a few years ago. I’ve been having a bad time with, well time lately I guess. It was 3 years ago I think. 2016 or 2017. I can’t say for sure. Whatever it was, it was better times back then. Simpler.
Lately I’ve been subscribing to lots of new youtubers, like I just see something I like and I subscribe. I guess its what every good viewer should do right? I mean I like the content right? I guess theres nothing much to talk about there, but it’s just something new I’ve been doing. I found this cool channel from a video I saw on discord. It showed some psychological effect called anemoi, or anemia or something. It’s on the tip of my tongue, but I really can’t recall what it is called now. Whatever it is, I know the vague definition. “An image or place that seems familiar or nostalgic but is not.” Like somewhere you’ve been before. It is really fascinating being entranced by these nostalgic images. It’s the same nostalgic effect as the “Backrooms” photo if you’ve seen it. It uses something general that almost everyone has seen and amplifies the nostalgic effect to the maximum. Gotta say, I’m a big fan of it. Hopefully more stuff like that will be found in the future, just cool psychologic studies and effects that you can play with and mess around with on youtube or whatnot. I found it on DavidCrypt’s channel if I remember the name correctly. Sue me if I’m wrong lol. Some other recent youtubers I’ve found are just from discord. Like sapph invited me to this random persons stream and his top viewed video had like 6.8 million views. Crazy huh? He doesn’t really get higher than 150 views lately though. Just a stroke of recommendation luck from youtube. Algorithms can be useful sometimes after all. Lately youtube’s algorithm for reccomendations have been so odd. I’m not really complaining though, most of the videos are from 3-12 years ago and are really interesting. Shit I would not have seen without the algorithm just recommending it to people. I’m sure there are actual people behind it, no way youtubes “algorithm” selects such interesting videos. Just the other day I got one called “Social Distance Bar Fight” that was made surprisingly 7 years ago. Sometimes the humor of the algorithm is so devious. Still humorous though.
I’m really here to do standup aren’t I? Yeah I guess I got a little side tracked there. I’m here to tell you about that one time I went to the store and I wanted to buy a new cereal brand but there were only four cereal brands. I’m not talking about like types of cereal, like I mean the brands behind the various cereals. There are kellogs and like the Kroger brand. There Is also like the no name brand, if that can even be called a brand. I’m sure that the presidents choice brand probably dabbled in cereal at some point to. Anyways you get my point, several cereal brands, and I’m trying to find a new one. So I got to the store, and I, and I want to buy another brand of cereal but there’s only like 3 or 4 brands of cereal. There’s Kellogs, as you know. The big one with like frosted flakes and other things. There’s uh…oh general mills that’s another big one. And uh other two brands of cereal that like and I’m here to tell you about my experiences there’s thje Kroger brand. And I don’t like the Kroger brand. I know it tastes the same but I feel like they do something to it to make it cheaper, I doubt it’s real food. Um, no don’t leave yet please. Please this is my first gig man please it’s the only one I’ve ever gotten so don’t leave please I’m trying so hard man. Alright. Uh, anyways’s I’m funny. They call me funny man because I tell jokes, they call mr funny man, uhh I have a discord account and a reddit account, you should friends and follow those because I’m funny. And I tell jokes on those accoutns um I make, I’m like they call the, they call me the funny guy, uhh you can call the best of 2020 video the best of josh because look at me. They call me man of the hour because I’m man of the hour and however many minutes long this filibuster is. Basically uh, I am not being paid at my job as an intern at the Kroger and Italian restaurant because threy don’t like me. And I need the money to pay for my daughter to go to college. She’s, she hasn’t been born yet as I don’t have a- have a mate. But you know, it’s j-just just called uh just called uh preparing for the future. Which is what I’m doing now on, by talking to you on discord. I’m looking for a mate, preferably of female gender within the age range of 14-17 years old and uhh I’m looking for a soulmate. I’m looking for any woman’s love or affection, nothing nothing nothing brings me joy anymore. And I believe the cure-all to the-the warm embrace of a woman. Please. I’m so desperate. Hm, okay I dunno about that.
Anyways, Christmas. I know it’s quite a bit of ways to go, but like, what else man? Who cares. Christmas. So walking out from our house Christmas eve, you may say there’s no such thing as santaaa, but as for me and grandpa, we believe in santa because of the ghost of santa we saw when we were, when we were on Christmas day together. So basically he and I were sitting by the fire and we were watching a film, called “Grandma got run over by a reindeer.” I think that’s what it was called anyways. Do you know spankenheimer? Jake spankenheimer? Or grandpa spakenheimer? Or doofus or whatever the reindeer is called? Anyway, lets get back to business, I’m looking for a bride to be a statue, a statue like a foundation like a statue. Like statues are usually made of metal and such right? So like concrete and metal and foundation to be my foundation. Not literally of course, because that would be uncomfortable. Pretty hard to hug a metal object and you know, get like, like get and sort of love from it. Unless its like a year or two or like no actually a couple hundred years ahead or not. Just until like human like AI is made, so love can be made from like robots. Like in the creepy fnaf fanfics. Anyways. I just need the love, I just need the love of a woman, and I’m such a sad, unbelievable sad person and I need love in my life uh, particularly that of a female umm who has umm amiable featues, umm well put together structure, umm and a whole of a heart. The whole as in like wholeseome not like an empty heart. And a affinity for video games. I just want a gamer, a gamer bride. P-preferabley one that’s partnered on twitch, and is verified on twitter, so like you know like you get like the full package. I want her to wear nothing but swimsuits. Um men’s like like 1930’s men swimsuits where there’s like black and white stripes all the way up and wdown. And I want her to marry me the day I meet her in Las vegas, California. And we’re going to go to the place and Elvis is going to be the person, the guy who gives me my wedding license. My my my my bride will be beautiful in her 1930’s men’s swimsuit she’s going to be and also there’s going to be one of those 1930’s changing tents that are also on the beach and there’s goiung to be one of those swimsuit cops as well to makes rue her swimsuit is the appropriate length as to not draw eyes of any um unwanted parties. Especially the Elvis Presley that’s going to be getting us hitched. Ummm I’m just looking to find a woman in my age range that is caring and wear’s 1930’s swimsuits and like until the end of summer or I will just I will just not be able to make it through 2021. So that-that yeah that’s my ultimatum. If I don’t get that within the allotted time of 3 months, uhh I’m uhhh going to uhh stop. Everything. Until I get what I so desire. Please please please please any women out there who fit the description I have so graciously provided, message me on my accounts. I’ll be sure to respond if you are nice, if you are not niceummm uh. I’m sorry I don’t know what to tell you. You-you’ll know, you’ll know if you’re not. Anyways that’s me,. I’m looking fro a woman of a- with a strong foundation of concrete and rebar and like like a like alike a stone, I need a rock. I need a breadwinner. Buti it needs- I need a lady, who will- who will carry me up the stairs and tuck me into bed and is between the ages of 14-18 I mean 14-7, no 14-17 years old, and is to my personal nice of like what I like. I just want- I just want a high five and from my beautiful bride-to-be and then I will- she can have all the money and all the cars and all the house- I’m just looking for the love of my life. I will put out several ads, I will put out an ad on craigslist to find the love of my life. The ad’s going to read: “looking for a structurally super nice epic and great babe who will be the foundation of my future” and and THE STOCK MARKET HAS CRASHED THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END which is really bad so I think when that happens I’m just going to watch some old films I like, like I like star wars so um in case you didn’t know the star wars films are actually basred off of the time period of the 194’s uhhh late 1930’s mid to mid 1940’s and the star wars films have’s like cause the stormtroopers are like the economy going boom in 1930’s or the great depression they are, actually come to think of it I don’t think my source was really credible on that account. Yeah, I don’t actually thing it was based off of that at all. It doesn’t really make any- anyways so uh another thing she needs to love is the national treasure saga. Like the one with Nicolas cage as the main character who’s name I can’t remember is it- I think it was Benjamin and he goes into some ice at one point in the first or second film, or like. I remember he almost burns the declaration of independence. Anyways, it’s not like something she needs to know because of a relation that we can talk about, but like something I can be taught about, because I know nothing about those films. Because in my own life, I’m self destroying I need t a woman to hold me I’m so desperate, I’m so desperate so I watch these films like national treasure, uhh it was very comprehensively directed by, well I don’t know but I’ve not seen the second national treasure, or maybe I have and I’ve mixed it with the first or another, I think there is only 2, but maybe 3, most films or big film makers like to make them in trios. Anyways, talking about big films, I’ve noticed the dark nature of the harry potter films after the first two, but the point is I- she can’t be into harry potter films, she has to like the national treasure film saga, because I just really like the national treasure saga and I hate harry potter with every inch of my body. Like I just want to kick his head into a wall until he just stops feeling good. She can like- of course she can have whatever other movies she like sother than harry potter and thius one other one I can’t remember, or no, I worded that wrong, I don’t really care that much , but it’s, I’ve not seen the film in quite some time, so uhh I’m not a fan of the vacuum cleaner character. There’s this cartoon kitchen film thing from like the 80’s? I want to say the 80’s but it feels more like 60’s esque. Anyways, uh the brave little toasdter is not, that great of uhhhh plot device? Uhh but what can you say? The-but the vaccum cleaner is scary, like a cat running away but like its just creepy. By the way why the hell are cats scared of cucumbers??? What did the vegetable do? Certainly it resembles something. Or some other animal or something maybe? I don’t know cat behavior, well actually I know it quite well afte having owned a cat for quite some time. Like since I turned 10 so about 5 years. Or like 35 cat years. I think that’s the math right? X7 for animals. Something or other, Lovely cat. I love her. Anyways, there’s the lamp character, there’s a blanket character, I think the blanket character was supposed to be like an electric blanket umm cause it have like a like a dial on it. I like the blanket character the blanket character is really wholeseome because it warms everyone up, like a nice twitch streamer or a nice cup of coco. And then again the- there’s the toaster character, which again I thought was a very cool plot device when I was little but now that I am at trhe white bald ageo f 15 I gotta say, it’s not a very good plot device. And I don’t know if I can really critique the film, I mean its an old film I gotta say, it’s yeah I think late 80’s kitchen appliance film but really what I want in a woman is someone who can critique the brave little toaster, a 1987 film about kitchen appliances with me, that’s all I want in a woman. Ack! Uh
some other things that would be great or rather I guess some geographical preferences, like too into the imma- the like- too into the dutch is bad, I don’t like the Belgians, they did ah man the bel- or the whole beneolux region in general is kinda weak. Umm none of them have a-0 like their own culture or anything like it’s kind a like discount Germany. A ride across the channel from the uk, I guess that’s pretty cool. But the, but the- but so Belgium is like half French and half dutch, I don’t even understand what like, why? They don’t even like have any good place to eat, like burger king, and I mean I guess it’s kind of the same everywhere. Really thinking about it. I mean they barely have any in british Columbia, if were gonna be honest. The burger king franchise, it’s not like- you think there’d be more of them. I-I’ve seen like maybe one and it was attached to a Walmart? I dunno where you even find them. I dunno it’s like a mid-west or east-coast franchise or something, I guess no one here would really know, unless of course you are from those regions, which is probably more or less likely. But anyways, it’s very important that she is like from 14-17 years old. That is probably the nu- one of the number one features that is required but she also ahs to be very well-off financially, so that way if twitch collapses in on itself I don’t have to go back to work, at least not for a little while. But you know I wouldn’t need- I mean I wouldn’t want to depend on her 100% so I might end up getting a job anyways, justy out of pity. Or something. It’s hard to find someone that wouldn’t critique you for that, I guess, but I’d work like- maybe I’ll just summon like- to do, I’m not quite sure. But, you know, there’s gotta be some way to to summon such a like an eatheral being that is uhh simple for the every man to do. Cause obviously many people have done it, I’ve seen a lot of people with girlfriends, well yeah I mean just walking outside. And I I just don’t know. I don’t know how they do it. I don’t understand. But anyway my ad is out there, you can hit me up- well it will be out I still need to like- but like hit me up on the uhhh ad.
Uh yeah anyways, I’m not a big fan of the rocky series, I’m sure I would be if I watched the films, but I myself just haven’t got around to watchsisng any of them. They are probably, or most of them are critically acclaimed, like popular, so I’ll watch them soon I guess. But like, I also know that some people don’t like everything you know? Like- mick was no longer in the rocky franchise. Um, I think it was after rocky 2, but um, I cant be too certain, like he could’ve been in rocky- I haven’t seen rocky 3. He could be- I know mr t’s in rocky 3 but that’s really it. I know that rocky is like “ooh I’m hot shit” and he uhh gets his act- his ass kicked by mr T, whos in the the the- not in gi joe he;s in the A team, which is another media franchise I’ve never seen, and I’m I’m not sure if it’s good? I’ve never- I don’t really know anything about it. I don’t know- I don’t know a lot of about 80’s media, I know that ghostbusters was- like it was a big film around that time era.
So uh, yeah. Oh! Have you heard of like- malls, no like same time I unsubscribed from all the political channels, cause like I um, I used to watch the uhh the uh, what’s his what’s his name? the doug walker, uhh what’s his name? The nostalgia critic. When I was when I was in probably the the first year of highschool, like last year. So in one episode of the nostalgia critic, he- wh-which one was I talking about? The uh sorry, dash roamed?, Dash unmuted and made me lose my train of thought for a minute. I can’t remember which episode of the nostalgia critic I was talking about. But um, kay, so there’s a lot of episodes. There’s one- oh it’s called the channel of awesome by the way. Probably left that out or something, doesn’t matter. Anyways, so in one episode of the nostalgia critic they talk about critters or something or other. Aot of their content is just about its just about like batman or superheroes, but in this particular episode he spoke about “Critters”. Now in all honesty, I couldn’t be bothered to even watch the video, the thumbnail alone gave me shivers and nightmares. It depicted like a black monster with a large toothy grin from ear to ear, whatever. Just remembering it now gives me the creeps. You know, I’m not so sure I wanna talk about this channel anymore. How about uhhh Minecraft!
I remember I played it first on PC, the uh version is kind’ve fuzzy. I seem to remember it as 1.6 or something, but- uh like somewhere in 1.6 I mean, like 1.6.4 or such, but I did some math or just research not math I guess to find out for sure, and apparently I started in 1.7.2…or maybe 1.7.4. Which is odd because I was almost certain I started in 1.6.4, and y’know thinking about it now I’m pretty sure that is because I played it first at a friends house and not actually on my own account. His name was brock I think, yeah brock. I went to his house twice in elementary school and he had Minecraft on his laptop, or PC, it’s a fuzzy memory that I can only really capture one frame of now. Just-er rather I clip in my mind. Just like him mining down and talking about mining down in this tunnel. He was in creative I think and was talking about how gold was the best ore, which is obviously false if you’ve ever played through Minecraft. Anyways, uhm so uh…. When I got home, or I guess a few months later until the 1.7. something or other update came around, I asked my parents to play the game, which actually I think sprung my video game addiction. I remember they started me on this actual Christian Minecraft server called “Skrafty.net” and if you said any cusses or swears they would mute you in that place. So I remember playing on that for hours on end, in kit pvp. It was the only server that actually had people in it, of course I mean uh actually minigame not server. There was only one skrafty server. Anyways, I played kitpvp and I remember sucking so badly at pvp, like I was so bad. I just it was a lot of though. Those were probably the golden ages of my life if I’m being honest. Not a care in the world, no worries just Minecraft. It was nice. Anyways, I also remember on skrafty, and because it was an educational server I remember actually doing these Minecraft classes. But not like in a class or video chat like with the whole corona thing, like it was a- so they told you what to do in like, so I remember this one time, I had to build a monkey, and I was so proud of this stupid ape. I wish I had the old laptop I played on so that I could share these creations, but it was so long ago, like 2014 or something. But yes I built monkeys and played kitpvp on a Christian Minecraft server which eventually sprouted my Minecraft – or rather just my video game addiction. Which I actually- y’know I don’t actually like video games that much anymore. Like I used to play them so much, but its a lot easier with friends, and I don’t get many of those, no one does I guess. But like so yeah. I prefer just talking on discord and watching youtube. Maybe I play GTA occasionally now yeah. But not so much . I playted through the story mode twice and- in like a week too. So I yeah. But uhmm, when I did play video games, I did get my first phone eventually and its funny, because like the different pocket editions of Minecraft were like they were very different. I do remember a tutorial to get to the nether before it was actually made, and also thinking that herobrine was real. Like I would buuld shrines and shit for this fake herobrine character, but it would never really work. I had reasonable reason for that though. For some reason my world corrupted, or I guess someone, yeah someone definitely went onto my first Minecraft world and just trolled on it. Probably my sister, or maybe my friend Tucker. But anyways whoever did it did a good job. There was a sign that said “this house belongs to null” in front of my house, and that scared me enough, but also all my iron gear was stolen, and my redstone path that I’d built to- that led from my mine to my cave was destroyed and looted. Real riot moment right? Anyways, outside of that, I was- oh and also the torches around my house had been turned into redstone torches. Anyways, one thing that I was really confused about, that herobrine or rather “null” I guess would steal my cauldron. I was pretty sad that day, and also confused, because why would herobrine want to steal my cauldron? What possible use could he use with it. Thinking about it now, I know it was most definitely my old friend tucker, who yeah he definitely did that, no one else in my family or like my siblings are cruel enough, or just knew enough about Minecraft lore and conspiracy theories to do that. Anyways, so uh yeah. I remember playing Minecraft on my little LG dishwasher phone was probably, that was a pretty bad phone. It wasn’t even like it wasn’t fresh bought. There was, it was the phone was very old and it was a hand me down from my sister. Anyways, I was still ecstatic when I got the phone, I mean it was my first phone regardless if it was a hunk of junk. So I was excited and for some reason, either I thought I wasn’t allowed to download my own games, or just my mom or dad told me not to. I was pretty young, but I can’t recall what age. Probably around 8 or 9. But I remember the one app- or rather game I did have on it was talking tom. And I guess that’s all I really needed because I played talking tom so much, I pretty much mastered the game. I had all the accessories for this fucker. I had all the money, he was in full gold, he was talking tom pimp. He had talking tom hoes. Some real cat sluts. I tell ya, talking tom was living it up because of me. And also because of the games, the minigames that came with the whole the whole talking tom package. So in the minigames I would play so much, there was one that was very similar to flappy bird called “Flappy Tom” if I remember correctly. But anyways, this by far was my favorite game and I remember my high score very vividly because I was so incredibly proud of it. I- my highest score on flappy bird- or rather flappy tom was 47. So that’s you know 47 pipes I managed to get through before smacking into one and just, dying a horrible terrible death. I mean, you know this tom cat, he’s travelling at incredible speeds in this glider. He is just, like nasa spacex rocket speed. So power driving his fucking head into a titanium pipe would just, oh I can imagine what a scene that would be. It wouldn’t be pretty to say the least. Although to be honest I kind of want to watch talking toms stupid head get cracked in. He is kinda annoying. Or at least I remember that he was when I was playing the game. Anyways, so even though those times were annoying with talking tom its better than stress now. Where did I- what was I talking about? Oh, Minecraft. So yeah I remember when we were going to get Minecraft, my mom didn’t want to buy it, and I was just a little kid, so I was poor. No money, I mean, what kid has 20 bucks yeah? My lazy ass isn’t going to work for like an hour to get peanuts. Anyhow, the demo I played, I was so excited to play it, I remember just finding a ravine and getting some iron gear before it turned off, because in the demo it only allows gameplay for 90 minutes, or an hour and a half. I mean, if you want to play for longer, It’s it’s just a demo ok. I remember being bewildered by everything and pretending I knew everything about the game around my siblings because I watched my old friend play it for 5 minutes 6 months previous. I saw a skeleton, and I said – “See those things are called skellies” which sounded retarded as hell, but I was a stupid like 8 or 9 year old so whatever. But later! I found out in a dantdm video that I watched about Minecraft that he called them skellies like I had, and I felt very cool that I predicted the name. Later I found out, NO I am just retarded because almost no one calls them fucking skellies. But yeah, know it all me thought that was just amazing.
uhhh, and then there was this one time I got in trouble cause my parents walked in and then they had me sit down and watch an episode of the like the annoying or the yes the annoying orange, and I don’t really know why, they didn’t like the show I guess. I remember watching it while hidden because my parents didn’t want me watching it because it showed bleeding fruit, and my mom thought it was too violent for me. So I’d hide in the garage underneath a chair or some weird living room wooden fold up table and watched the annoying orange videos. My mom was always kind of protective of what I watched when I was a kid. Didn’t help much now cause I watch hentai – NO CAP. Anyways, onto like okay. So the annoying orange, they wanted to show me it because they wanted to exemplify what it was or something? I don’t even know. So anyways it was probably one of the worst experiences of my entire life. And uh, I remember some shitty times, like one time I was roller blading in alberta and I swung around a stop sign, or some other bus stop sign, a street sign of some kind and I face planted, or like knee planted into the concrete. I had a big ol’ scar up and down my leg after that. It sucked, it pounded sand, it kicked rocks. It was worse then when I shot myself in the foot with a gun. It fucking sucked. Because it was, and I uh uh I regret it every day. And I remember it so vividly uh it’s like a mental scar. And I was I was only around 9 years old at the time. I was um, I was in the third grade, and I like-that’s like a repressed memory, that was like a really bad time. But yea I really like the annoying orange, or I did, and I thought I’d revisit him, so I was like I watched some annoying orange videos recently, and I was just, like “why the fuck did I enjoy this actual heap of fucking garbage. This is worse than burning feces. This is a disgrace to the internet, no humanity.”
So yeah, fuck the annoying orange, stupid cunt. Anyways, lately I’ve been thinking about like, stuff I learned in socials class, I was like doing good in that class, or so I thought. I got like 98/100 on the final essay, so that’s kind of nice, but my ending mark was still somehow like 87 or something, which is still good, but I think I worked hardest in that class so it sucks for me. But uh anyways, so economy, uh so what happened, that happened with the social darwinisim in the 1800’s was you had the big uh corporations like the standard oil company, which would uh see themselves as like the pinnacle of uh that specific which they which they occupied. U so they would see themselves as the superior, the superior forcei nthe market and they would they’d see that as their reason for swallowing up smaller businesses. So like, for example, what john d Rockefeller would od, john d Rockefeller would offer to buy a an like an independent oil refinery for a a , you know, not a great amount of money. Or or a good amount of money, depending on who it was, but that person might not wanna cave, so people are like: “oh well” and he;s like “well okay” and he just lowers the price of oil to where everyone’s taking it at a loss, but the thing about the standard oil company, was because it ownerd about 90$ of the oil refining industry, umm he was able to take that loss, for the amount of time that he was doing it, just long enough for the uh the business he was trying to take for lets say a couple million to like, fail completely and flop. Um and so then he’d buy that business for maybe a few thousand dollars, which I mean I can’t remember if that is inflated to modern money or not. Uhh so that’s how john d Rockefeller di that. But uh, so I was talking about social Darwinism I was talking about the uh the the rant era of no the annoying orange. But like I was talking about people and youtubers who come out on top. Leafy was like one of those like, one of those businesses, you know, that got bought out by the standard oil company, you know, that would be h3h3 in this specific situation. Which is very strange considering uh h3’s political philosophy , and is supporting someone like Andrew yang. Now let’s talk about Andrew Yang.
So Andrew yang he was, or like he is an American democrat who, well he’s a politician, and you know what, I don’t really want to get political. So uh how about like other games. Like uh so you know steam, well I prefer to buy steams or I mean steam games during the summer because they are much cheaper, you know because of summer sales, and I guess summer is coming up so I can start on that. Like yea so theres a few games I want to buy on steam, mostly star wars related, or just popular games. Like pubg maybe. I mean I could do a devious thing to get money, specifically steam money. You see recently my little brother rolled a knife in csgo. And I don’t remember the exact chances for that, but I kind of remember. I think it is like I think its 0.0025 % chance so like 25 thousandths of one or something, but I just know its very unlikely. So I looked up, or he looked up how much the knife is worth, and it’s worth like 340 dollars in steam. I mean like what the fuck? I have opened like 20 cases and got nothing over a dollar, and then this little mofo opens 2 cases and gets a 300 dollar knife? I swear man, he got gambling skills or just yeah. So anyways, he gave me the knife so that I could sell it for paypal money, which I do know how to do. It doesn’t exchange for 100% of the money though, it’s like 40-60% of what its worth. So I told him I’d do it for him, and then he could have his money you know? But like there were come trading cooldowns, so we had to wait like 2 weeks to sell it, and now this little cunt is not sure if he wants to sell it. Like wtf! 2 dead ass weeks and now he’s not sure. Okay anyways, the devious thing I said I could do is like just keep the money, or some of it. I mean, he’d probably get mad and I’d get in trouble if I took it all, so maybe a few dollars for my poor ass. I mean I don’t have a job rn because of covid shit and whatnot. Anyways, I’m not going to do it, because I mean its his thing and I don’t want to be a dick. But yeah it’s still like it’sd a possibility but its not. You know? Like I COULD do it, but I won’t. But like there’s a lot you could buy with 300 or something dollars. I mean, like a shitty car or something? Or a bike. I mean probably a bike, but like the car is- car’s are much nicer. This one car in particular, I can’t remember the model, but it was like a, it was a nice black old car. For some reason I just like older car models you know? Like shittier cars. I mean obviously I wouldn’t turn down a Lamborghini, but like I would take it and sell it and buy a bunch of shittier cars, probably. But like, I can’t even afford shitty cars, like I want this car so bad but the bike is so much cheaper, which one are you gonna take? Are you gonna take the bike are the car? You’re gonna take the uh, you’re gonna take the bike. So that’s what I’m saying, like youp during thje steam sales you always buy worst products, not because um. Simply because they’re cheaper, they’re the cheaper option. You you’d you could buy the lambo but the Lamborghini is not on sale because guess who put that on the store. It was like, the the guys who don’t like 2020, or the nhl 2020, not the 2k, who doesn’t do anything during the steam sales. You got- soo you buy like like a game like bye bye wacky planet, which is a game in my steam wishlist, which basically is a game where you are an alien in a side scroller 2d cartoon game where you are an alien completing a side scroller, much like Mario, the old Mario games or like uh uh yeah. Oh cuphead that’s the other one I was trying to remember. Why the fuck is cuphead so fucking difficult by the way? Like damn, I quit after like the first kind of area because I just couldn’t deal with the slime boxer thing that has a bazillion lives. It’s so annoying I tell ya, like you need so many hours in that game to get good. I prefer like chiller games anyways, like you know that uhm, Minecraft and games like that, or animal crossing. I really want to get a switch and get animal, the new animal crossing horizons game. It’s like I don’t- I just don’t have any money for that sort of thing. So I guess I’ll have to stick to shitty games, like you know I hate sims so much. Sim- I have sim city 4 deluxe in my steam library, I’ve opened it one time ever in my entire life, back in uh back in the days of uhh, I think 20…13? And it crashed for half an hour. And this- that is my- that is how much playtime I have in that game. Um, I refuse to install it or play it ever again, cause like city sim games are just complete trash. Almost as bad as the annoying orange. They’re terrible, no one wants to play them, and if you do, there’s like, something is wrong with you. You gotta have like a like a like a some like kinda masochist kinda thing going. Cause like that’s seriously like the same thing as inflicting bodily harm upon yourself. As like a joke. You play that game to prank yourself. Anyway, date me.
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07-01 16:24 - 'If you want to know more on this check this [Twitter Thread], it is in dutch but Deepl can translate that for you. The story of 10 million came from a source who asked the people after Leopold left how many where killed / die...' by /u/saerdna600 removed from /r/europe within 13-23min
If you want to know more on this check this [Twitter Thread]1 , it is in dutch but Deepl can translate that for you. The story of 10 million came from a source who asked the people after Leopold left how many where killed/ died from diseases. As a reply the people said about half of the population. At the time of the question the population was 10 million so that means if half are still alive 10 million must have died. So that source isn't reliable at all. So the true is we don't know the exact numbers, but it is estimated closer to 1 to 5 million (which is still insane).
Edit: I translated the Twitter thread for you below.
With the Black Lives Matter protests, the whole discussion about Leopold II reappears. All right, all right, all right. But let's discuss based on facts, instead of being hysterical about genocides and making comparisons with Hitler and Mao. A historical thread.'''
The Brussels Times just posted the call to remove all statues of Leopold II in Brussels. Once again they speak of the death of 10 million people at the hands of Leopold II. According to The Brussels Times, this is the historical consensus.
However, this figure of 10 million deaths is highly debatable, but is constantly reproduced by Anglo-Saxon sources, all of which can be traced back to the work of Adam Hochschild (The spirit of King Leopold and the plundering of the Congo).
In that well-known work Hochschild mentions the figure of 10 million dead, but as historian Guy Vantemsche said last year in an opinion piece in De Standaard: that figure is absolutely not scientifically justifiable. So how did Hochschild get it?
In the time of Congo Free State there were no censuses and even less data from before the colonial period. The first estimate of the Congolese population dates back to the 1920s, when the population was estimated at about 10 million people.
Hochschild draws mainly on two sources from colonial times and a statement by historian-africanist Jan Vansina that the population 'fell by half' under Leopold II's reign.
Since 10 million is half of 20 million, Hochschild calculated that 10 million Congolese must have died under the reign of terror waged by the Belgian monarch. According to Vansina, however the source of Hochschild, this conclusion is highly debatable.
So which sources are reliable? Guy Vantemsche refers to the study of Jean-Paul Sandeson, historical demographer at UCL, who calculated in his doctorate that the population decreased from 15 to 10.5 million in 1885 to 10 million in the 1920s.
That would amount to a fork of 5 to 0.5 million dead. According to Sanderson, the most plausible estimate is the lowest: that a few hundred thousand Congolese died between 1885 and 1920, and not millions, let alone 10 million or more.
Besides, this is not a genocide. If the name Leopold II falls, it is often mentioned in the same breath as Hitler, Stalin, Mao or Pol Pot. Like this misleading graphic. Dictators who deliberately chased a certain population group over the blade. That didn't happen here
Leopold II needed the Congolese population to harvest his red rubber (because yes, there was blood sticking to it, that's right). So he had no interest in murdering the population, did not give the order to do so and has never even been to the Congo.
According to Guy Vantemsche and also historians such as Jean Stengers (Congo, Myths and Realities), it was not only hard repression and the inhumane working regime that caused the population decline. There were also victims of the military campaign of conquest...
But also due to the introduction of European diseases to which the local population had no immunity. And then there was the decline in fertility. Of course, the bloody colonial system was largely responsible, but again: this is by definition not genocide.
Then why the continuous repetition of the figure of 10 or even 15 million in mainly Anglo-Saxon sources? This can be traced back to the smear campaign (and there Leopold II was partly right) that other colonial superpowers fought against his aspirations from the very beginning.
Particularly the British, who nevertheless also maintained a bloody and immensely colonial empire, were adept at criticising practices in Congo Free State. There was the Casement report, the book Red Rubber by Edmund Morel, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad,...
The majority of these charges were of course not out of the blue, but they have to be understood in the context of a colonial race. The British were bored with Belgium's claims on Congo, dating back to the Berlin Conference of 1885.
Britain and colonials like Cecil Rhodes dreamed at the end of the 19th century of a colonial empire stretching from Egypt to South Africa, 'from Cape to Cairo'. The cartoon in which Rhodes stands with one leg in Egypt and the other in South Africa is famous.
Conclusion: anyone who wishes to discuss Leopold II's legacy, and that discussion is legitimate, should do so on the basis of the correct facts and context. Contaminating the debate with terms such as genocide does nothing to answer the question of how we should deal with our past.
And another appendix: comparisons with other figures, such as Cyriel Verschaeve, also make no historical sense. Here is a call to disconnect the discussion about those street names for both of them. They deserve a separate discussion.
Annex 2: (and now I promise to stop): I'm already holding my heart for the film about Congo and Leopold II that's being made in Hollywood. The chance that wrong and inflated facts will once again be spread en masse, doesn't do this theme any good.
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