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2023.05.29 17:27 Harvington_ Issue with p2p and warning about the DM lair discord and community

So today i was banned from the DM lair discord. why because i triggered the p2p and how majority of them pray on new players scamming them from money. P2P is a newer style of D&D that mostly appeared during the D&D boom a couple of years ago. and during it has caused a rift and issues within the community. D&D is suppose to be about the experience and community you have with your players not the money you cna profit. Now you might ask who am i? I am a fairly popular DM who has been running campaigns for almost a decade. I create maps for the community to use that are quite detailed. i run one shots nearly weekly helping new players get into D&D while running my own 2 campaigns. and NEVER have i asked for a penny. Why because as a true professional DM i seek to entertain and tell a story not make money off of people who either dont know better or being prayed on thinking that p2p will be higher quality. Am i perfect? no are the p2p DMs perfect. far from it. I am disgusted with how when someone says p2p is causing a rift in the community and is leading to scams and player lost while showing proof and evidence i am banned because of "This could get heated so stop before all the p2p DMs cry like the scummy people they are" Yeah i said they are scummy. "Well what about critical role?" They make money off of optional subs and merch they dont make money off of the actual game. "what about my time they paying for my time" Then maybe you are ready to be a DM if you feel entitaled to compensation. You already asked for a time commitment you dont get the right to ask for a money commitment. "well they want to pay" Cool so do the new players who dont know better and get scammed. paying 10-30 dollars a session you could have gotten a new video game, book, etc and the DM being able to quit and take all the money you guys had with no questions or reprocussions leads to a scam and unregulated community. The only way for it to end is to stop any and all p2p games and disregarde any scummy DMs who try to practice it.
To the new players there are amazing DMs who do 100 times better then any money driven DM. these p2p DMs dont actually care about D&D they only care about tricking you into paying them for a game that i suppose to bring peope together.
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2023.05.29 17:26 LongLiveTurtles Please Help

Hi everyone, I feel hopeless and alone on this. I have been diagnosed with costo since 2019 after falling off a skateboard and landing on my back.
That year was miserable, I had so many flare ups. But after 2020 I wasn’t experiencing many flare ups, occasionally here and there. But not as persistent, in this present moment I have been experiencing a flare up that has been lasting what seems like a week.
I feel a tightness on my sternum, slightly to the left of it. And it causes arm pain as well, I have experienced these symptoms in the past especially with all my previous flare ups. But yet I keep getting terrible anxiety about it, what if it’s my heart? Am I having a heart attack? What if I die right now? What if I don’t act now and go to the ER? I have so many what if thoughts that it’s overtaking my life.
I went to the urgent care and expressed all of my concerns regarding my heart. I’m a 24 (M) who is at a healthy weight and has no family history with heart problems. My parents have high blood pressure and cholesterol but I have been taking care of myself by eating healthy and keeping myself active. So my vitals all look great (the doctor said so) and I’ve done a lipid panel test as well as other blood work and it shows I’m healthy. But yet here I am… panicking of a heart attack. The doctor also performed an ECG on me, came back completely normal.
Why do I keep obsessing over a heart attack? I have been dealing with health anxiety since 2019, but this just feels like the end of me. I keep obsessing over having a heart attack, I even began to experience almost a slight burning sensation slightly to the right of my sternum now and it just worries me.
Anyone able ti offer advice or peace of mind? Please.
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2023.05.29 17:26 Atausiq My GE dryer.

Well, it won't stop beeping. I unplug it then plug it in again. I let it run tell it quits. It simply will not stop beeping. I hit cancel countless times. It is off. Then after I continue my life, it lights up again. It is evil. I hear it in the basement taunting me. I have to pull that three prong plug out thinking that I am going screw up and electrocute myself. I would just buy a new one but occasionally I somehow manage to trick into leaving me alone for a day or three. Please help.
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2023.05.29 17:26 lunaticz0r What can I improve?

What can I improve?
Have had this tank for a few mo ths now, bought it second hand because I had a fishy in my pond and it was cold out... ended up with a boatload of other fish and a telescope fish (not sure of the English translation for it, but it has huge funny eyes lol). Loving the whole proces of scaping and redoing it but now it's time to ask some feedback :)
Was wondering what I could change/improve upon. I would love some idea about the flooring, it feels so dark, maybe some short moss/grass could make it better for the lower fish (algea eaters always chill on the lower end of the tank while the colorful fishes tend to be up and at the middle parts).
thats why I added that big drift wood piece: it has holes for them to swim through, a vulcano type of hole on top (see pictures) and loads of hiding places. Also made a "gate" with another drift wood piece.
maybe adding some green ON THE wood would make it flow better? any ideas?
Still working on making a good tube for the air bubbles, they get clogged up pretty quick right now and the tube is too visible for my liking, working on that still!
edit: wanted to add video but can't sadly
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2023.05.29 17:26 MaliciousTibia Friend thinks Sunscreen is a scam ?

So basically I have a friend who thinks sunscreen is unnecessary. He uses tallow instead and wont explain to me why tallow is better?? His arguments for not using sunscreen usually go like this:
-"spf keeps you sensitive to the sun so you buy more" -"as a child i used to get the best all over tan, but spf has changed that" -" you need to develop a solar callus" -"the main goal of sunscreen is to leak cancer into the body"
Honestly Im not even sure how to go about helping him understand that sunscreen isn't as harmful as he's making it out to be, or if I even should? I dont want to see him develop an illness or something in the future:(
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2023.05.29 17:26 posterz-xenops My client wondered why his mac g5 computer stopped working

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2023.05.29 17:26 posterz-xenops My client wondered why his mac g5 computer stopped working

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2023.05.29 17:25 Rumblemuffin Would Making Money have turned out differently if it was written in 2009?

Hello again - you may remember me from the way-too-deep dive on Going Postal. Well I’m continuing my Moist Von Lipwig re-reads and have just finished Making Money.
Upon re-reading, I felt like the critique in Making Money (MM) was not as sharp as it was in Going Postal (GP) and I wanted to try to explain my thought process in another way-too-long post.
GP has a real sense of anger running under it, we see how public services get run down into the ground in the name of profit, how corporate capitalists lie, cheat and steal to get one over on everyone else, and how venture capitalists are no different to pirates.
In MM - at least the way I see it - Moist has three projects that he tries to advance while running the bank and the mint.
Widening Access
First, Moist wants to open up access to banking to more people in the city, which is clearly framed as a good thing and a way to help everyone (even CMOT Dibbler gets a business loan!). Mr Bent is opposed to this primarily on the grounds of this “not being how things are done”. Moist is offering much lower interest rates on loans than the Bank would have made in the past, and higher interest rates on savings. It's not clear in the text that the rates he’s offering would push the bank into a loss-making position, but the process of offering smaller loans and smaller savings accounts makes Mr Bent uncomfortable.
I think it's fair to say that Pratchett frames this as an uncritical “good” thing that Moist is doing. Moist is giving more citizens of the city the possibility of taking out loans to improve their businesses, and earn interest on their savings. Mr Bent’s opposition to this move I think is portrayed largely as establishment bias against the poor and working class.
Fighting Old Money
The second battle Moist fights is against the interference of the Lavish family in running the bank. The Lavishes are clearly set up as an “old money” family (there’s even a reference to making money off of slavery in the past) and the villains of the story, and they are shown as seeing the Bank as their own personal money pot. Their opposition to Moist’s activities seems to stem primarily from the fact that he’s cut them off from controlling “their” bank.
They oppose his plans to move Ankh-Morpork off the gold standard, but we learn later that they (or at least some of them) know that the gold has all been sold anyway - so I’m not sure we can take their opposition there seriously. They know the gold is gone, and I think their opposition to Moist is more about control than it is about economics.
I think we can say here that Pratchett is critiquing the tendency of old money to consolidate and to try to retain control of the levers of economic power, and that this tendency not only stifles innovation but also leads to abuses of power.
The Gold Standard
Moist’s third battle in this book is his desire to get Ankh-Morpork off the gold standard, and I think here is where Pratchett’s critique loses some of its sharpness.
First of all, Pratchett conflates moving to paper money with coming off the gold standard, which aren’t quite the same thing (the US finally abandoned the gold standard in 1971, but had paper money long before then). Secondly, it's not clear in the text of MM exactly why moving off the gold standard would be better for Ankh-Morpork. Moist talks multiple times about why the gold isn’t necessary, but he never really makes the case for why having a freely floating currency would be better from everyone or even if it would be better.
(There’s also a question which I don’t feel qualified to answer - is a currency pegged to the “golem” standard really free floating? Better economists than me would have to look into that one)
Mr Bent opposes both paper money and the abandonment of the gold standard on the grounds that this just isn’t how things are done. He states that money without the gold backing it is worthless, but he doesn’t really articulate “why” beyond an obsession with the gold itself.
Cosmo Lavish also seems to oppose abandoning the gold standard, but again it’s not clear that he actually disagrees with the economics of the project or he just disagrees with the fact that Moist is now running “his” bank.
At the end of the book it's revealed that the gold has been gone for years, so it wasn’t really needed, and Moist moves the currency onto the “golem” standard. The fact that the Lavish’s had stolen all the gold feeds into the critique of “old money” - the Lavish family protested the change but actually they were stealing the gold all along.
But at the end of the book I’m left asking why. Why did Moist want to get off the gold standard? Why is a golem standard better? In Going Postal, it's clear that bringing the Clacks back into public ownership, and getting the post office itself back up and running is an overall good for the people of Ankh-Morpork and Discworld. But in Making Money, I don’t think Pratchett really makes a clear argument for why the gold standard itself was bad and why the alternative is better.
(This isn’t to say that I think the gold standard is a better system in round world - I just don’t think the novel articulates clearly why the golem standard is better for Discworld)
This all leads me to my main question
It seems odd in hindsight that a Discworld book about banking has very little critique of the banking sector itself, and I think it's interesting that Making Money was published in 2007.
Would the focus of MM have been different if it had been written in say 2009?
Instead of taking aim at the gold standard, would Moist have been up against a system so complex that no one (not even Mr Bent) seemed to understand how it worked? Instead of promoting access to loans and finance for the working class, would Moist have had to deal with unscrupulous bankers signing people up to mortgages that they would never be able to repay? Or maybe instead of the Lavish family having simply sold and absconded with the gold, they were running the sort of Ponzi scheme we saw Madoff running in the 90’s and early 2000’s? They would have still opposed Moist’s interference in the bank, but on the grounds that they knew he (as a con man) would recognise that they were running a Ponzi scheme?
Obviously that isn’t the book Pratchett wrote, but I just wonder if he would have written that book if he had decided to write his banking book just a few years later.
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2023.05.29 17:25 Oooops158 Taking a break from AP

I posted a few days ago (you can read in my post history) about feeling like I need to end things with AP. In a nutshell, his SO found some of our messages he didn't delete and while it was nothing terribly incriminating, she felt there was a flirty vibe and combined with the fact that she's not ok with him ever talking to women, she got pissed. In all that I got spooked that my SO would find out and began reconsidering things and realizing what a bad idea it all is (no judging here - this is all about myself personally). I don't want to upend mine, my kids and my SO life for selfish reasons and I financially can't go through a divorce or be a single mother. I also don't want to deal with the social fallout that would come from an affair being brought out in the open. That might beg the question of why did I start an affair in the first place but sometimes I make stupid decisions, that's all I can say about that.
After reading the replies and much consideration I decided I would tell my AP that we should take a break. He needs to patch things up with his SO and I need to have a little space to think about what I want. We set a date and said let's not talk until then, when we'll meet at our spot where we usually go. It's in a few weeks. As of right now, at that time I'm thinking I'm going to tell him I need to end it for good.
That was only 2 days ago and I already feel like crap. I'm so sad and I already miss him so much. We usually message every day and while there have been some days of less contact, knowing that it's the beginning of us not talking makes it seem worse. The fact that it was my idea (sort of had my hand forced but he would've kept on going like nothing happened) makes me mad at myself for being the one to make a mature decision. And I'm just so, so sad at the prospect of losing what AP and I have, and just having my relationship with my SO. It's not terrible, but it's mundane, passionless, routine. There's no excitement or newness and my SO just takes and takes. My AP made me feel like I was a treasure he found and my SO makes me feel like I'm a piece of furniture that he uses when needed.
All these feelings and emotions I'm forced to keep to myself because no one can know what's going on. I'm pretending I haven't been sleeping well and that's why I've been so moody but I have to just suck it up and keep a happy face while I'm drowning in my tears inside. I just want to say thank you to this sub for being here because I don't know how I would process all this without being able to send things off into the world of internet strangers.
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2023.05.29 17:25 Fearless_Pangolin536 I am 1000 elo and going up on my computer but on my phone I’m 780 elo and going down

Why is there such a big difference between my rating and how well I do?
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2023.05.29 17:25 Sad-Molasses-8876 Trade-in promo if paying for device upfront

I’m confused about how trade-ins work if a device is paid in full. I tried asking through their chat box but I don’t think the person understood what I was asking because they initially answered a different question than what I’d asked.
Basically, I’m seeing a promo deal for $1000 off between my device’s trade in value and a promotional credit for doing a trade in ($180 $820). If I finance the phone, I understand that the promotional value will be applied monthly after they receive my trade-in device, but the customer service rep through their chat says it would still be monthly even if I paid the full cost of the device upfront. Meaning that if I paid the $1000 cost of the new phone, I’d only be refunded the $180 value of my trade-in and the remaining $820 would be in monthly credits even though I wouldn’t be financing anything. Can anyone chime in to confirm this? Why even give the option of paying upfront for a promo like this, then?
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2023.05.29 17:25 Chey222 Does anyone know where I can get this bootleg CD? Even though it’s listed on Discogs they don’t sell it. Thanks for your help!

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2023.05.29 17:25 ssnker How to deal with an overly religious/spiritual family member?

My cousin, is extremely invested in our relatively small religious community. She has dedicated herself, her time, and her knowledge to this community and to the religion and deeply believes in it. I too, am a part of this religion and I am thankful for the community although some things, like any religion are questionable because naturally as a human being I like to question things whereas my cousin does not. This community is the reason why I am in a developed country so I will always be grateful. Everyone in our family is not as religious and as committed as my cousin and a lot of times in our group chats or in-person, religion and the community tends to power the conversation when she speaks and it becomes redundant. Her personality is religion and this community and it becomes really boring and annoying at times especially as these discussions become a talking point of her trying to tell the rest of the family to be more involved when we’re perfectly happy with our life. I truly believe that religion is a personal relationship between you and god and no one else so these constant remarks can be cumbersome and pointless.
To give you a bit of a background about my cousin, she has dealt with a lot of trauma as a child. Her parents had an abusive relationship and her relationship with her brothers weren’t always the best (however, it is much better now than before with her siblings). She has had constant anxiety and would tremble because of it until she found religion that apparently healed her, not 100% but substantially. She is also currently in her early 30s and is the eldest of the 10 cousins on moms side. She’s also had arguments with her parents who have told her she needs to focus more on her career and other parts of her life and spend less time on religion because, she would carry out a lot of the community tasks on her own day and night. Any arguments against the religion or community, she will not accept or believe. She also has had a few breakdowns, yelling at us for accusing her of being stupid which is not true.
So the question is, while I respect her and her commitment, how do I deal with her when she tries to push religion and community engagement on me/us when I/we don’t want to. I’m happy for her and her accomplishments but she’s either too aggressive or throws in jabs and I don’t appreciate that. It’s almost as if she needs validation from her family for why she’s even doing any of this to begin with. I feel like it’s more of a mental health issue than it is religion and she’s just latching on to religion as her source of saviour and wants everyone else to be that way too. Any thoughts and suggestions?
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2023.05.29 17:25 olaola2020 Photography time

So I got good photography and she charge $2500 for 5 hours, and 3 hours for $1700. So I wonder if I do just 3 hours which that mean I won’t have me getting ready photos which I don’t feel they are that important to me. What you guys input Note: all girls Gona get ready in different places and the bridesmaids they are not really my close friends or anything. Thanks for your input
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2023.05.29 17:25 IskoLat Mikhail Kalinin. "The People of Lithuania Are on a New Path"

Mikhail Kalinin.

On July 14-15 of 1940, elections to the People's Parliament [Liaudies Seimas] were held in Lithuania. These elections had an unusual content and significance compared to previous elections. Here the false declarations and unrealistic promises of all kinds of benefits to the people, which the bourgeois parties usually made, were put aside and pushed into obscurity by two cardinal issues:
1) On the proclamation of Lithuania as a fellow Soviet Socialist Republic
2) On the accession of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic into the Soviet Union as a Union Republic.
The overwhelming majority of the population took part in the elections - 95.51% of voters compared to 38% of voters who actually took part in the last elections. Moreover, 99.19% of voters voted for the candidates of the Union of the Working People of Lithuania. And this is natural, because the question was clear, understandable to everybody and affected every Lithuanian in one way or another. So, by voting for supporters of Lithuania's accession into the Soviet Union, one thereby determined his attitude to this issue. By voting in 1940, the Lithuanian people, perhaps for the first time in their entire history, could freely reveal their will and their aspirations as a whole, as a people, and, taking advantage of this opportunity, demanded the Soviet system of governance for themselves.

Reactionaries, enemies of the Soviet system of governance, were enraged by this result. Even the liberal democratic circles threw up their hands in surprise. Unable to find, and unwilling to look for the real reason for such a turn by the Lithuanian people, in the specific conditions of their life, they sought to discredit the elections themselves, the voting procedure. But even here these people suffered a fiasco: the genuine democratic nature of the elections did not give any real grounds for defaming them. And, nevertheless, this did not prevent the reactionary press from coming out with hostile articles and bringing forth, as expected from them, facts invented in the editorial offices.
One should not be surprised here. On the contrary, it would be surprising if, say, not the reactionary, but at least the liberal-bourgeois press reacted to these elections positively. In fact, how much work was spent for the political deception of the people, for propaganda and agitation, for school "education", religious influence, administrative pressure, etc.! Mountains of slander were pushed against the USSR, against the Soviet government! It is difficult even to name all the means the Smetona government used to influence the Lithuanian people in order to discourage them from any desire to find out the truth about real life in the Soviet Union, in order to isolate the Lithuanians from even the slightest influence of Soviet culture. For this purpose, it sought maximum isolation of Lithuania from the USSR, not only politically and culturally, but also economically.
It seemed that there were no channels, no ways through which the Lithuanian people's ties with the Soviet Union could develop. However, the actual reality cruelly mocked those who worked so zealously to darken the consciousness of the Lithuanian people, those who tried their best to introduce inertia and indifference into the consciousness of the people. At the first opportunity, the Lithuanian people loudly declared: I want to be a member of the Soviet Union! That's what infuriated the enemies of the Soviet form of governance and still infuriates them to this day. What mean reasons pushed the Lithuanian people on the path to the Soviet system, to its accession into the USSR? There are many very convincing reasons. That they are serious is clear to every Lithuanian, because with his mother's milk he was instilled with the thought that the most valuable thing is the independence of his own country, its greatness. But reasonable people had doubts about the "independence" that Lithuania had, uncertainty about its reality, because the facts contradicted it too much. No sooner had the republic organized itself and the government settled in its capital, Vilnius, than a certain Polish general with his detachment of troops seized Vilnius, expelled the Lithuanian government, and the capital of Lithuania was annexed to Poland, and Lithuania lost its largest and most industrialized city. For the sake of decency, the press made a little noise, and that was the end of it. The suzerain powers did not even lift a finger to restore the violated rights of Lithuania, because the attacker was also patronized by them and probably more valuable as an open enemy of the Soviet Union.
With Hitler's rise to power in Germany, the specter of Lithuania's "independence" has diminished even more. In 1939, Hitler seized Klaipeda, and the Lithuanian government, filled with fear for its own existence, was glad that the seizure was limited only to the Klaipeda region and the treaty, which in effect included the entire Lithuanian economy in the German economic master plan. I do not want to accuse the government that existed of not wanting to do anything to defend the country, but only to illustrate the phantom nature of the "independence" of Lithuania during that time. It would be a mistake to think that the Lithuanian people did not strive for real independence. In 1919, after the expulsion of German troops, the Soviet government was established in Lithuania, which signed an alliance with Soviet Belarus. But the real independence of Lithuania was quickly liquidated by the Entente and the German troops called into the fight by it. In the language of the European bourgeois press, this was called the "restoration" of Lithuanian "independence".
The country's politics and economy developed in accordance with external conditions. After the defeat of the Soviet government, a democratic government was organized. (It was impossible to immediately install a fascist regime after crushing the Soviet government). It didn't last long. Apparently, the common path of development of the Baltic countries was manifested here: the suppression of the Soviet government -> democracy (as a transitional form of power) -> fascism. Obviously, for some "champions" of democracy, fascism is more acceptable, because any democracy, even by a tiny bit, at least for appearance's sake, must do something in the interests of the people. Fascism does not even concern itself with such tasks. That is why fascism in small countries is encouraged by the big "guardians of democracy". The establishment of the fascist regime in Lithuania, the Smetona regime, made Lithuania into a cash cow for German capital. The Germans were not content with just subjugating the Lithuanian economy to their plan. They methodically introduced themselves into all the avenues of Lithuanian life, turning Lithuania into a springboard for an attack on the Soviet Union, which, in fact, they did not hide from Smetona, who shared their thoughts. On the contrary, the preparation of Lithuania's territory for military purposes seemed to justify the introduction of Germans into all the pores of Lithuanian life. In this way, the Germans killed two birds with one stone:
1) They prepared a military bridgehead
2) Quietly adapted Lithuania into a German Hinterland.
The Smetona government saw the danger that threatened the independent existence of Lithuania, and, in fact, did not resist German aggression, trying to curry favor with Hitler, with whose support it now owed its existence to. The only hope of Smetona and his supporters was that they would remain in power under German fascism in one form or another and would exploit at least some part of the people's labor. The above facts clearly show what was really hidden under the decorum of Lithuanian "independence". Smetona's internal policy naturally corresponded to the external one. It consisted in imitation of German fascism, in adapting it to local conditions.
Now even the blind can see that fascism with its ideology and politics is a terrible social evil generated by the era of imperialism. Anyone who has been to the south has seen with his own eyes how a huge tree - pine, oak, cypress - was wrapped by a parasitic plant with bright green leaves. With its stems, it presses tightly against the tree, and numerous shoots dig into the bark and pull out the juices. It is possible to save a tree from death only by destroying this parasitic plant. Fascism is a parasite of the state tree. And if the people do not destroy it in a timely manner, it will inevitably lead the country to the greatest of disasters. Experience has shown that fascism is equally fatal for both large and small countries alike. Having no desire to awaken the creative forces of the people, on the contrary, deliberately putting them to sleep, so that it would be easier to turn people into an obedient herd, the fascist leaders, for example, in Hungary, Romania, etc., shouted furiously: "Great Hungary!", "Great Romania!". It was laughable. But all the fascist meanness was hidden behind this farce.
As for Smetona, he did not even have this prop. His main desire was to cover up, if possible, his dependence on Hitler, to disguise it in front of the Lithuanian people. The task is difficult and, in fact, impossible, because the Germans climbed and penetrated into all the holes and cracks, seized banks, and through them the industrial enterprises, wholesale trade, flooded the country with their literature, films and generally felt no worse in Lithuania than they would at home. In short: there was, perhaps not quite noticeable to the eyes of an ordinary person, but an inevitable process of germanizing Lithuania [1].
Relations between Germany and Lithuania progressed towards not only the actual but also the formal transformation of Lithuania into a German colony (Smetona's request to Hitler about the entry of German troops into Lithuania). If Smetona, seeing all this danger, even wanted to prevent it, then, having neither material nor military resources, and most importantly, not using the moral support of the Lithuanian people, he would not be able to resist German aggression. Smetona had only one path left, which he followed: no resistance, but harmonizing the life of the whole country with German demands and humble obedience to Hitler. With such a "policy" he decided to prolong the appearance of Lithuania's "independent" existence.
Naturally, such a government could not satisfy the people. It could not and did not want to serve the interests of the Lithuanian people. The narrow egoistic interests of this government were closely linked with German interests, and its spiritual demands were related to Hitlerism. It means that the entire state policy of Smetona's government rested on the enrichment of a small handful of people, on the systemic robbery of the people, on the strangulation and all-round emasculation of their national culture.
Perhaps there is no country - both in Europe and in the Americas - where Lithuanian migrants who fled from their native country not only from political repression, but even more simply from hunger, would not be found. The Lithuanian intelligentsia, especially the progressive intelligentsia, was not in the best position either. The opportunity to live and breathe was only in leaving, because they had no work in their native country, and fascism stifled every free thought. The fascist octopus tightly wrapped itself around the Lithuanian people and led them to their imminent death.
These are the reasons that prompted the Lithuanian people to vote for Lithuania's entry into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Of course, when voting, the Lithuanian people not only desired to get rid of the unbearable conditions in which their life took place, but they fully took into account the benefits and advantages that the Soviet system brings them. One of the serious factors is that the Lithuanian people, having joined the USSR, acquired real independence. The enemies persistently insist that Lithuania is dependent, since it is one of the sixteen republics in the Union. But these are all enemy fairy tales. Why are entrepreneurs organized into government trusts, syndicates and enterprises? They will say that there is a naked calculation of increased profits from the monopoly. Yes, that's right. True, some of the propertied classes hypocritically condemn them for this from a "moral" point of view. But only the workers' organizations are really fighting them. And trusts, syndicates and enterprises are developing and growing stronger. At the same time, it does not occur to any entrepreneur that he is losing his industrial independence.
I will give other examples. Now everywhere workers and employees unite in trade unions. Who can say that they lose their personal freedom and independence at the same time? Moreover, the trade unions of workers and employees of any state strive to be members of an international professional organization. And this is quite natural, because each of them understands that this is the only way the one can defend personal freedom and independence.
Furthermore, a peasant, protecting his well-being, enters a cooperative, and the coop association formed in the country links up with cooperative organizations of other countries, and there is already an international cooperative association - the alliance. Only moneylenders, predatory traders and speculators can shed crocodile tears over the fact that peasants that are united in cooperatives cease to be independent landowners.
Every association is an organization that restricts an individual to one degree or another. For example, the same peasant, who is a member of a cooperative, undertakes to hand over all or part of his marketable products to the coop. This restricts the peasant in his freedom to dispose of his products in a way. But in reality, the coop protects him from a predatory buyer.
The USSR has sixteen Union republics with a well-known, but equal limitation of their sovereignty. They form a single union state with a different national way of life, with a diverse national form of culture and historical past. Only the Soviet system and Lenin's national policy ensure and guarantee them unbreakable unity and genuine friendship, real freedom and independence. Protecting the whole, the Soviet system and Lenin's national policy give full opportunity for the unlimited development of each republic, every nationality…
The enormous work by our party to create and strengthen the multinational state has been a complete success. Comrade Stalin said the following:
"The absence of the exploiter classes, which are the main masterminds behind the international conflict; the absence of exploitation, with its mutual distrust and brewing nationalist passions; the presence of power of the working class, which is the enemy of all enslavement and a faithful bearer of the ideas of internationalism; the actual implementation of mutual assistance of peoples in all areas of economic and social life; finally, the flourishing of the national culture of the peoples of the USSR, national in form, socialist in content - all these and similar factors have led to the following: the appearance of the peoples of the USSR has radically changed, the feeling of mutual distrust has disappeared in them, a sense of mutual friendship has developed in them and, thus, real fraternal cooperation of peoples has been established in the system of a single union state.
As a result, we now have a fully developed multinational socialist state that has withstood all the tests of time, the strength of which could be envied by any nation-state in any part of the world" [2]
During the Great Patriotic War, the strength of the cohesion of the peoples of the Soviet Union, based on Lenin's national policy, withstood enormous trials. The war with fascist Germany and its satellite states clearly showed how valuable the Soviet Union is for every Union Republic. The enemy occupied all of Lithuania and went far beyond its borders to the east. It seemed that the country had perished under the Nazi boot. But far from the Lithuanian borders, near Orel, a Lithuanian division fought in the All-Union Red Army. And in the capital of the Soviet Union, Moscow, there was a Lithuanian government that called upon and organized, as much as possible, the forces capable of fighting inside Lithuania.
No matter how loud the German military drums thundered, no matter how much fascist propaganda tried to distort the actual situation on the fronts and in the rear of the Soviet armies, no matter how cruelly the Gestapo tortured Soviet patriots, the Lithuanian people heard and saw that a fierce struggle for their liberation was going on. This undoubtedly inspired him with great confidence in victory, inspired the partisans in their difficult and daring struggle in the distant rear of the enemy, and their heroic actions, in turn, raised the spirit and morale of the people. The names of Marytė Melnikaitė, Urbanavičius (Kurmelis), Apyvala, Vladas Baronas, Jacinavičius, Motieka and others have earned glory not only by themselves, but also because they embody the best traditions of the Lithuanian people, their heroism and boundless devotion to their Homeland.

Bronius Urbanavičius
Next, let's take the work efficiency of the people as a whole. Statesmen, industrialists, journalists of capitalist countries continuously call for increased labor productivity as the basis of the country's well-being. The fascist Lithuanian government was not far behind in this. But with the policy pursued by this government, with Lithuania's economic dependence on Germany, the limits of increasing labor efficiency were very limited, and this increase was mainly directed at greater exploitation of the workers. Lithuania's economic development also had purely objective limitations: the small territory of the country, the absence of the main elements necessary for production - coal, iron and generally valuable ores, its predominantly agrarian nature. All this, as it were, naturally predetermined the backwardness of Lithuanian industry and, what is most tragic, the lack of prospects in the future.
By joining the Soviet Union, the Lithuanian people radically transformed the economic situation of their country. From an appendage of Germany, from the backwater of Europe, Lithuania received unlimited opportunities to turn into an advanced and highly developed national republic, as a full member of the great Union. Now her household will be built in a new way. The structure of the industry will change, it will acquire a character corresponding to modern advanced state of technology. It is now provided with a powerful raw material base and an unlimited market for the sale of its products. There are no objective obstacles to specialization, and hence to increase in the efficiency of labor, as the basis of welfare of the people.
In fact, what can now prevent the construction of any factory specialized in the production of any type of goods? Nothing but a shortage of skilled workers, engineers and technical personnel among Lithuanians. I will illustrate my point with an example. In Lithuania, for example, a machine tooling or machine-building plant is being erected. The Union as a whole needs thousands of machines, the plant also produces thousands of machines, but the Republic of Lithuania can use only hundreds or dozens of machines - such is its need for the kind of machines that this plant produces. Wouldn't it be better for the plant to produce machines only for this republic? Of course, technically it is possible, but economically it will be irrational, unprofitable, production will become artisanal and, most importantly, the quality of products will be worse, productivity is much lower. In this way, not only will we not get closer to the American technological level, but we will move away from it, even if the plant had first-class equipment. But the socialist economy strives for a higher productivity of labor than that which capitalism is able to create in its most advanced countries.
Thus, in order to have high labor productivity and its efficiency, it is not enough to have a wish and even a desire to have it, but we also need the appropriate economic and social conditions that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics gives to all constituent republics. With these arguments, I do not want to belittle or downplay the importance of local or Republican industry, which mainly fulfills local needs. But local industry can also work productively only if it is abundantly supplied with good machines. This is well understood by the leaders of the Republics, who also bear responsibility for the enterprises of all-Union significance.
The Soviet government invested a lot of money and labor in the development of agriculture, which became the largest and most mechanized agriculture in the world. It has become productive, of which the best proof is the satisfaction of its military needs. Lithuanian agriculture is considered productive, it produced significant products for export. But we cannot close our eyes and ignore the fact that this productivity was based on the enormous exertion of the peasantry, on the hard work of the middle peasant on his farm and the farmhand in a larger farm. Physical labor took up their entire lives, leaving no time to satisfy their spiritual needs.
Under the Soviet system of governance, the Lithuanian peasant will not agree to such a life. His public interests are rapidly expanding, cultural demands are growing, which require time to satisfy themselves. The Soviet government highly values labor, celebrating labor feats with awards. But at the same time, it spares no expense to increase cultural and political education of the village. All this imperiously requires mechanization, the introduction of modern agricultural machines adapted to Lithuanian conditions.
These are the ways and means by which the Soviet government increases labor productivity both in industry and in agriculture. Undoubtedly, the Lithuanian people are using these opportunities to their fullest. Of course, it is not easy to move forward the economy and culture of the entire country, especially if it has a lot to catching up to do. But the life of the people, their well-being, demand this first and foremost. The creative forces of the people are inexhaustible, you just need to be able to awaken them.
The questions that I have asked casually and slightly indicate the enormous and complex nature of the tasks facing the Lithuanian people and its intelligentsia.
Fulfilling the program set by the Communist Party, the Union Government not only protects, but also ensures the flourishing of national culture of each Union republic, the established customs and, in particular, the native language of its peoples. It creates all the necessary conditions for the fruitful work of the intelligentsia in its field. Therefore, the Lithuanian intelligentsia bears full responsibility to its people for the cultural prosperity of the republic.
The national school is the first step in human development, the most important stage in the process of forming an active citizen and a patriot of his Homeland - therefore, it must be at the Homeland's top priority. During the implementation of this program, the Homeland should instill in the younger generations a love for their native language, folk songs, native landscape and at the same time expand the horizon of students as future citizens of the Soviet Union, and collectively instill in them a love for the great and multinational Motherland – the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. From this we see that the understanding of all-Union Soviet patriotism is not opposed to the local one. It is from local patriotism, as a popular source, that patriotism grows towards the Soviet system of governance, towards the USSR as a whole.
I think the Lithuanian government helps a lot and in the future will allocate even more of its resources towards the development of literature in the Lithuanian language, especially original fiction, drawing its plots from Lithuanian folk life and contributing to the awakening of new creative forces in the people.
Without a doubt, Lithuania will take an honorable place among the Union republics in the development of all kinds of art and sports, and its folk choirs will be an inexhaustible source for the development of national music and theater.
The war is over. The shackles that bound the creative forces of the Lithuanian people have been removed forever. I sincerely wish the Lithuanian people success in building their Soviet state, in the development of industry, agriculture and culture, national in form and socialist in its content.

"Soviet Lithuania" No. 289,
December 28, 1945
Printed according to the text of the newspaper

[1] As it turned out from the documents presented by the American prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials, the Germans planned to completely destroy the Baltic States and resettles their peoples, in particular Lithuanians, to Belarus. The essence of Rosenberg's instructions on this issue was reduced in practice to the destruction of the Lithuanian people. "The solution to the colonial problem," he wrote, "is not the Baltic question per se, but a question that concerns greater Germany and it must be resolved accordingly."
[2] Josef Stalin. Problems of Leninism, 2nd Ed., Gospolitizdat, 1953, pp. 551-552.-582. (in Russian)

Source: Калинин М.И. Статьи и речи (1941-1946 гг.). ЛИТОВСКИЙ НАРОД НА НОВОМ ПУТИ (292-296).
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2023.05.29 17:24 Whinito ESSP strategies with 50 % match after 3 years of holding

I'm looking for some sparring when deciding how much to contribute to the next period of Employee Share Savings Plan for my company.
TL;DR: Company matches 50 % of number of shares purchased after a ~3 year holding period, ability to contribute up to 5 % of gross salary towards plan. Looking into selling vested stock to actually max contribution at 5 %, where half of contribution would come from sold stock
Here are the ESSP rules: You can save up to 5 % of your gross monthly salary (taken out of net salary) with a fixed minimum, savings period runs Q3 through Q2. 10 days after each quarterly earnings report, accumulated cash including dividends are automatically and without fees used to buy company stock at market price. If you hold your stock and stay at the company for the ~3 year duration of the plan, you are awarded with a 50 % match to the number of bought shares, half of which is paid in actual company stock, the other half being paid in cash (to cover taxes). Some clarifications: you forfeit matching if you leave the company or do anything stupid, but if you're let go you're still entitled to matching shares. Savings for new plan start in Q3 2023 and matching shares are awarded in February 2027, so it's about 3 years.
I've been with the company for some time and have participated in 4 programs, so I was awarded my first matching shares early this year. I've previously been contributing something in between minimum and 2,5 %, depending on what the stock was trading at when enlisting, but the price has been quite volatile recently so that of course doesn't last throughout the plan. Most of the shares bought in the now vested plan have seen a significant rise, the Covid-dip happening during the plan of course helped, but the stock is also trading at its previous historical max. While I can see myself staying with the company, and recently accepted a new position within the company with a significant jump in salary, the promised match in any plan is not so significant that I couldn't accept a job at another company.
Company info: Industrial company operating in a cyclic market. The company itself is stable and consistently profitable, and I'd say it has improved significantly, i.e. it is in a much better position than at any point during the previous 5 years, especially regarding profitability. Significant amount of profits come from aftermarkets activities while market cycle obviously affect new sales, but the orderbook is currently record high and recent earnings call have all been very strong, both regarding profit and order intake (no guarantees it lasts if inflation keeps improving though).
My financial situation: We get a state pension, so no need to save in 401k, IRA's etc. as per the prime directive. That said, I've been investing between 10-15 % of my net pay, and company stock is currently 8 % of my investment portfolio, but 2,5 % of that is already vested and I'm free to sell them. It would be even less, but I got carried away gambling on individual stocks with the play-part of my investment accounts, and those have seen significant losses. Index funds are >70 % of my portfolio and I've almost exclusively contributed to those the last 1½ years.
My plan: Current market price of already vested shares, both bought and rewarded, would be half of my max contributions for the year, and there's a 33 % profit the vested shares combined. I've previously been unwilling to invest such a big portion of my investment contributions into company stock, but having shares vested now allows me to offset it. So that's why I'm considering selling vested shares to reduce weight of my employer stock in my portfolio, but still maxing future share matching. A 50 % match is a (diluted after 3 years) 50 % match, with significant risk, both positive and negative associated with future share price. I'm willing to take that risk.
I'd likely sell in two portions for both tax and timing (spreading out risk) reasons. Only thing to consider then is whether to lump-sum those sales in index funds or whether to DCA them throughout the year, but I'm leaning towards just lump-summing in as I think that is statistically the best choice.
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2023.05.29 17:24 Harvington_ Issues with p2p games and why the DM lair not only propagates disgusting behavior but bans anyone who says otherwise

So today i was banned from the DM lair discord. why because i triggered the p2p and how majority of them pray on new players scamming them from money. P2P is a newer style of D&D that mostly appeared during the D&D boom a couple of years ago. and during it has caused a rift and issues within the community. D&D is suppose to be about the experience and community you have with your players not the money you cna profit. Now you might ask who am i? I am a fairly popular DM who has been running campaigns for almost a decade. I create maps for the community to use that are quite detailed. i run one shots nearly weekly helping new players get into D&D while running my own 2 campaigns. and NEVER have i asked for a penny. Why because as a true professional DM i seek to entertain and tell a story not make money off of people who either dont know better or being prayed on thinking that p2p will be higher quality. Am i perfect? no are the p2p DMs perfect. far from it. I am disgusted with how when someone says p2p is causing a rift in the community and is leading to scams and player lost while showing proof and evidence i am banned because of "This could get heated so stop before all the p2p DMs cry like the scummy people they are" Yeah i said they are scummy. "Well what about critical role?" They make money off of optional subs and merch they dont make money off of the actual game. "what about my time they paying for my time" Then maybe you are ready to be a DM if you feel entitaled to compensation. You already asked for a time commitment you dont get the right to ask for a money commitment. "well they want to pay" Cool so do the new players who dont know better and get scammed. paying 10-30 dollars a session you could have gotten a new video game, book, etc and the DM being able to quit and take all the money you guys had with no questions or reprocussions leads to a scam and unregulated community. The only way for it to end is to stop any and all p2p games and disregarde any scummy DMs who try to practice it.
To the new players there are amazing DMs who do 100 times better then any money driven DM. these p2p DMs dont actually care about D&D they only care about tricking you into paying them for a game that i suppose to bring peope together.
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2023.05.29 17:24 scylla Geometry Dash stopped working on the Ipad

Anyone else having the issue where it just won't load up on the iPad? Geometry Dash Lite works fine - and the game works on my iPhone.
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2023.05.29 17:24 Huge-Ad-5541 Ah. The comments on my last vent really thankful /s.

Ah. The comments on my last vent really thankful /s.
im fine with comments but please dont turn it into another White/blackwashing debate.
I am dealing with enough harrasement.
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2023.05.29 17:24 HotDogWeenie12 F22=X-Wing

My friend and i are having this discussion and i really don’t understand why we don’t do anything like this? Imagine if NASA or some space industry gets let’s say a F22 or some aircraft and just equip it with like the materials you need to go to space with it? Like the body and everything so it can withstand the body of space? Why do we have to take these giant rockets to just the upper atmosphere while the SR71 blackbird was able to do in the 80s. With the new developments in aircraft I feel like we could turn a modern airframe into basically a X-Wing and go into and out of space like that? What’s stopping us from doing it or like is there a law or space that I’m missing?
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2023.05.29 17:24 pabyonce My(F22) boyfriend(M22)’s ex girlfriend keeps texting him.

Trying to figure out why my boyfriends ex keeps texting him. Me and him started dating about three or four months after they broke up. I had her on Instagram because we all went to school together and I believe when she figured out that we were dating, she unfollowed me and him. All of her friends still follow me so I’m sure she knows that he is in a relationship. Back in late February she sent him a text, saying hey how are you? He never responded. The message was left unread, I just recently seen that she sent him a message on Saturday saying his name with a question mark. I simply want to text her back from his phone and say hey this is his girlfriend what’s up? Is that being extra?Need on advise on what to do or why she would be texting they haven’t talked in months and I’m sure of it.
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2023.05.29 17:24 No-Limit5605 AITA for telling my girlfriend she should've checked before going to the store?

My (30m) girlfriend (26f) have been living together for about half a year. When we first moved in together, we would do groceries together. However, she likes going early morning on the weekend and I prefer using that time to go to the gym or skiing in the winter.
After a few weeks, I told her she could just do groceries on her own without me. She seemed a little uneasy about this, but agreed.
Throughout the week, she’ll tell me to think about what I need at the store when she goes that weekend. It gets annoying because I don’t know what I need in that moment and I have other things to focus on during the week like work.
Every Friday, she makes her list and will ask me what I need. This past week was no different and Friday she was making her list and asking me what I needed. I told her everything I needed and Saturday morning she went and picked up everything.
Saturday afternoon I was feeling a little tired, so I went to make myself a cup of coffee. However, I realized I was completely out of K cups, so I asked gf if she got me more. She told me no, because I never told her I needed them.
I got annoyed and told her she should’ve checked. She told me she never drinks coffee so she never thought to check and that’s why she asked me what I needed. I then told her that now I have to go out and buy more coffee for myself when this could’ve been avoided had she just checked the cupboard before she left this morning.
She didn’t say much, but she looked upset and just apologized. I talked to my mother later and she told me I was a jerk since my gf asked me what I needed.
I don’t think I did anything wrong because it wasn’t hard for her to check and see if my coffee was running low. So AITA?
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