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2023.03.30 05:42 MuchoGrande Sprinter Van diesel mechanic recommendations in Fresno?

I recently inherited a 2002 Freightliner (Mercedes) Sprinter Van. It's a mixed blessing, as it needs some TLC. For starters, the passenger side door lock is broken and the seal around the windshield is leaking. Do you have a go-to mechanic or shop for these types of repairs? If so, I'm all ears! The van runs great, fortunately, but I have no maintenance records and I don't know diddly squat about diesel engines. I'm looking for a reputable, trustworthy diesel mechanic or shop in Fresno to make sure it's road worthy. Cheers!
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2023.03.30 04:55 No-Prize-9343 RealPage Rent Price-Fixing Scheme – Nationwide

https://www.hbsslaw.com/cases/realpage-rent-price-fixing-scheme-nationwide
Do you or did you since 2016 rent an apartment maintained by a major property management company?
Attorneys are representing renters in a lawsuit fighting a scheme that artificially inflated apartment rental rates.
CASE STATUS Active ATTORNEYS Steve W. Berman Breanna Van Engelen Stephanie A. Verdoia PRACTICE AREAS Antitrust Litigation Consumer Rights COURT U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington CASE NUMBER 2:22-cv-01712 DEFENDANT(S) RealPage, Inc. See below for list of additional defendants FILE DATE 12/02/2022 PHONE 1-888-381-2889 EMAIL [email protected] RELATED DOCUMENTS
Complaint 12/02/22
Hagens Berman has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of renters who have been harmed by a scheme perpetrated by some of the largest residential real estate companies. The lawsuit states these leasing companies colluded to artificially increase the price of rent, basing leases above competitive levels. In this scheme, renters lose, and leases are adjusted to rates beyond what a free market would bear. We believe in upholding tenants’ rights.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M AFFECTED? The residential real estate companies under investigation maintain properties across the U.S. If your apartment is maintained by one of the following companies, or another large property management company, fill out the form to find out your rights »
Companies under investigation: AvalonBay Communities Avenue5 Residential BH Management Services Bozzuto Management Camden Property CONAM Management Cortland Partners Cushman & Wakefield CWS Apartment Homes Equity Residential Essex Property Trust FPI Management Greystar Real Estate Partners Highmark Residential Irvine Company Lincoln Property Mid-America Apartment Communities Mission Rock Residential Morgan Group Morgan Properties Prometheus Real Estate Group RPM Living Sares Regis Group Operating Security Properties Thrive Communities Management UDR ZRS Management Other
YOUR TENANT RIGHTS Your rights as a renter include a fair price for your apartment, and we believe these companies have violated federal laws in artificially raising the price of rent. You may have rights under antitrust laws to compensation for your losses due to this scheme.
RENTAL PRICE SCHEME EXPLAINED Our legal team believes that beginning in 2016, these leasing giants began to work together to increase lease prices for renters. Instead of using an independent pricing metric and supply decisions, they agreed to use a third-party pricing and data collection service, RealPage, to make unit-specific lease adjustments. RealPage also allows participating lessors to coordinate supply levels to avoid price competition. They made these changes in lockstep, forcing leases higher in a scheme designed to imprison renters.
HOW CAN A CLASS ACTION HELP? Through a class-action lawsuit, individual renters can collectively bring claims against large corporations who would otherwise have the upper hand. A class-action lawsuit seeks to level the playing field, bringing strength to collective action to change corrupt practices. Though these measures do not bring immediate relief, they are a time-tested method of holding companies accountable for wrongdoing.
NATIONAL LAW FIRM Hagens Berman is home to some of the most well-respected and successful lawyers representing plaintiffs in class actions, and the firm has achieved $325 billion in settlements since its founding in 1993. The firm has taken on major institutions for fraudulent billing and predatory behavior, including in the mortgage market, in Big Tech, and against utility companies, product manufacturers and other negligent parties. Your claim will be handled by attorneys experienced in this area of law.
NO COST TO YOU There is no cost or fee whatsoever involved in joining this case. In the event Hagens Berman or any other firm obtains a settlement that provides benefits to class members, the court will decide a reasonable fee to be awarded to the legal team. In no case will any class member ever be asked to pay any out-of-pocket sum.
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2023.03.30 04:50 churrokbyme I made some seltzer stickers that are perfect for Eras pregame! I'd love it if you checked out my Etsy ❤

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2023.03.30 04:36 ThereWillBePizza ‘Nashville’ (1975): The Blueprint for Wes’ Ensemble Films

With the release of the Asteroid City trailer I can’t help but be reminded of Robert Altman’s ‘Nashville’ from 1975. A satirical musical, ensemble film set in Nashville, TN. It shows the lives of 24 different characters in Nashville over the course of five days. Leading up to a political convention for the 1976 presidential election. I highly recommend if you’re also a fan of Paul Thomas Anderson, Richard Linklater, and Noah Baumbach among others. (Also it has Jeff Goldblum in it)
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2023.03.30 04:35 Expensive_Pepper204 Injury after hit by Intoxicated Driver.

As the title says, on the 8th of March I was hit by a 60 year old woman who overdosed on heroin in Cincinnati, Ohio. The lady and passenger both did not have seat belts on, and we later found out her son overdosed as well. They were both severely injured by the impact.
Little background for you guys, my mother was driving me in our Chevy Tahoe along a 4 lane undivided highway at 50 mph (speed limit 45) when a Chevy Trax with 2 passengers, both overdosed on heroin, came at us at 55 mph and hit us dead on. My mother broke her wrist and I now have major whiplash and neck issues. We both had seat belts on when the front airbags deployed, but the other driver did not. The other car's front and side airbags went off, and the driver and passenger were rushed to a level one trauma center. We later found out that this lady broke her femur and hip from no seat belt, and the other passenger had swallowed his silver grills. Our car was totaled, and so was theirs. Our insurance provided a rental up until last Friday, 24 March, but now we are paying $70 per day for a rental car. We just returned the car today. While our attorney was trying to communicate with the other driver's insurance, we found out that her insurance was nullified because she was driving for instacart.
She has a prior OVI conviction, and she also got out of prison in 2019. This is her 2nd OVI, and she was also charged with failure to control.
We are not sure what to do. I was told to come here. We don't know if this was an aggravated OVI because all 4 involved were injured, and we also don't have exact test results, we just know they are over the limit. We have over $2,200 in medical bills, and a totaled car. We got money for the car through our UIM/UM coverage through insurance, but we are going to try to put this lady to justice. This is not her first rodeo in the court system, and if we were driving our smaller car, this lady could have very well killed us.
Any help would be appreciated.
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2023.03.30 04:30 JoeWinko_Respawns2 I CAN FEEL IT!... 🌪️💀 AVENGEANCE SHALL BE MINE... 🌪️💀 I HATE ST LOUIS!

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2023.03.30 03:54 irajsdfo785rsdfd How Did Evelyn Dieckhaus Die? A 9-Year-Old Girl Killed In Nashville, TN, School Shooting

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2023.03.30 03:54 irajsdfo785rsdfd How Did Evelyn Dieckhaus Die? A 9-Year-Old Girl Killed In Nashville, TN, School Shooting

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2023.03.30 03:25 botcraft_net While Fox News reporter sets up to cover mass shooting at Covenant School in Nashville, TN, one woman has had enough.

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2023.03.30 03:24 Firm-Time5074 How Did Evelyn Dieckhaus Die? A 9-Year-Old Girl Killed In Nashville, TN, School Shooting

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2023.03.30 03:24 Firm-Time5074 How Did Evelyn Dieckhaus Die? A 9-Year-Old Girl Killed In Nashville, TN, School Shooting

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2023.03.30 02:38 ProgressiveDemocrats CA Governor Gavin Newsom captured Kevin McCarthy with just one word. After McCarthy was caught on camera refusing to answer questions about the mass shooting that killed three 9-year-old children and three adults at a school in Nashville, TN, Newsom tweeted: “coward.” This is the perfect word.

CA Governor Gavin Newsom captured Kevin McCarthy with just one word. After McCarthy was caught on camera refusing to answer questions about the mass shooting that killed three 9-year-old children and three adults at a school in Nashville, TN, Newsom tweeted: “coward.” This is the perfect word. submitted by ProgressiveDemocrats to ProgressiveDemocrats [link] [comments]


2023.03.30 02:30 Familiar_Bison_9981 Which car should I get?

I am a high school student looking for a cheap (<3k) and reliable car. I have narrowed it down to these options? Which car would you recommend or avoid?
https://www.autotrader.ca/a/toyota/corolla/vancouvebritish%20columbia/19_12530210_/
2002 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sdn CE Auto; 185,000 km; Needs body repair in front and driver door-handle.; $1500
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1950155315159461/
2003 Mitsubishi lancer; 251,000km; just bit of a wheel bearing noise when turning fast all the way right. Has lil rust on two corners between driver side and rear passenger door; $2000
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/544176144164644/
2000 Honda civic; 200,000km; $2100; Missing an exhaust (Noted by Gut-_-Instinct)
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/646091927320426/
2002 Toyota corolla; 245,000km; $1000
https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/cto/d/vancouver-2001-nissan-altima/7591006933.html
2001 Nissan Altima; 220, 000km; Engine mounts, struts, CV joints, valve gaskets, thermostats, belts, and tensioners replaced; $2500
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2023.03.30 01:45 Ballstein83 Large van Rental for a week?

Hello - we have a group of 8 coming to Kelowna in September to play golf. A few rounds in Kelowna and then driving out towards Kamloops for a couple, and then back to fly home.
I’m searching for a large(r) van that could fit 8 guys plus golf clubs and bags comfortably (doesn’t need to be SUPER comfortable)
Thinking a 10 or 12-seater would suffice to provide space for the clubs.
Anyone local know what might be the best option for us? Mega bonus points if the van can be delivered to the airport
(unfortunately my searches amongst the standard rental companies has come up empty)
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2023.03.30 01:30 Karl-InRangeTV The TN Spree Shooting.

The horrific shooting that recently occurred at The Covenant private Christian school in Nashville, TN was a disgusting, despicable act. No matter what is ‘exposed’ in the perpetrator’s manifesto, it was a cowardly, calculated and horrendous act of violence against innocent people and children, not only taking their lives but also causing permanent suffering and loss for their family, friends, loved ones and community.
Simple condemnation is insufficient to address incidents like these.
We have all ben made well aware that this spree shooting was perpetrated by a trans person.
The vast majority of violent acts and spree shootings are committed by cis males.
The gender identity of this shooter has, and will continue to be, already weaponized against the entire trans and queer community. The agents of hate and bigotry will use any opportunity as an excuse for the justification of their goals.
Words will be twisted, and calls for “something to be done” by the same demographic of people who, in every other instance, will argue that it’s not the gun, not the tool, but the individual who should be held responsible for the act.
The individual indeed - unless that individual is part of a demographic other than the one they themselves are a member thereof….then it will be the group, the whole, not the individual that is culpable.
The bigots will attempt to paint an entire group of people that they harbor hatred for by the actions of one person to justify their demonization, if not eradication, of the whole.
This is a tried and true strategy of authoritarians to marginalize the already marginalized in continuation of their insidious goals. The historical examples of this are obvious and outside of the scope of this letter.
As is the norm here in the USA, one side will tell us that it’s the tools - the guns themselves that are the cause. The other side will tell us, in spite of all statistical data and reality, that it is the identity of this one person that was the sole cause. Both sides will politicize this murder of innocent life as a weapon against the other to further their goals to make others submissive to their beliefs.
Both sides will call for further authoritarianism to ensure that the people most at risk in our society are left disarmed and defenseless.
People who previously argued against mental health restrictions against firearms ownership and red flag laws are already calling for trans people to be deemed “unfit” for human rights because of their “mental illness”. That that call alone is already on the table indicates that such a strategy is a dangerous one ripe for abuse; who is unfit based on such arbitrary definitions? Veterans with PTSD? ADHD? Depression? Whatever the DSM determines as a mental health issue? This could be anyone at any time in their lives and using it as a tool to remove someone’s rights will only lend itself to the unintended consequence of pushing people who should seek help to not do so out of fear…which is already a problem as it is.
Ultimately, it is everyone one of us caught in the middle of these volatile and extreme voices, and the marginalized communities most of all, who will pay in this culture war.
While it is true that that in most of these instances of this sort of violence, it is was an individual committing the act. What is regularly ignored, however, are the systemic issues that exist in our society which helped create such a person. There are sociological reasons that these things manifest; there are reasons why the USA is the epicenter of this phenomenon. Over and over again we should see the actual pattern - not one of identity, or gender, but that of isolated people in pain who lash out in these horrific ways. If there is one consistent data point to note, it is that isolation and ostracization is the actual path to radicalization and heinous acts. Kindness, caring, acceptance, community - things America as a society truly struggles with, are one of the strongest and potential answers to reducing the instances of these awful events.
Healthy people do not murder children, regardless of their gender or identity. Healthy people do not spree shoot, regardless of their gender or identity. There is no instance in which the murder of innocent people is a valid defense of anything.
Fear and hatred breed violence, and as our society descends further down that dark path, the end result is inevitable.
We can be the change we want in this world. Exhibit care and acceptance of others, but also we must demand that same respect in return. Perhaps your kind actions today could be what changes the path of one individual on a dark path. A truly better path forward would be that of care, community and love for one another. Prepare for the worst, but work together for something better instead: When the drums of hate are beaten, as they are far too much in our society, someone will answer. Do not be that person - but that does not mean you need to be a victim either. Lastly, remember that nothing justifies anyone removing your rights or your access to the tools of self defense.
In solidarity.
~Karl
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2023.03.30 01:29 PepperAntique Wait, is this just GATE? (338/?)

Previous
Writer's note: Oh cool. Backstory.
And it'll definitely get overshadowed by Glag saying one word four times.
Enjoy.
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"So. Gorna. Tell me a bit about centaur culture." James said as he rode along down the road, Amina's arms loosely wrapped around his waist. "I don't know much about you guys. Petravus has them. But I haven't spoken to too many."
The centaur woman, who had been silently walking next to Steve as they traveled, scoffed. She'd made a point of ignoring James almost as hard as Amina had initially ignored her.
She'd also practically begged for Amina to ride on her back instead of on Steve's. James hadn't even weighed in on that conversation, simply holding his wolf hand down to Amina confidently. She hadn't even slowed down to consider the offer, much to the centaur's chagrin.
"I am not a school master interloper." She said venomously. James just shrugged and turned back to the road.
"Oh by the gods." Amina said in exasperation. She turned in the saddle, releasing her hold on James to look over at her devoted follower. "Gorna. James is my husband. It's one thing if you dislike him or avoid him. But I will not have you openly disrespect him. Understood?" James looked back at her curiously. He didn't care either way. But he nodded his appreciation.
Then he heard a slight rumbling, grinding noise from on the other side of Steve. Normally that sound would mean the massive drake was readying a breath of fire. But there was no heat with this rumble.
Glag on the other hand was looking in the direction of the centaur, his eyes looking much more aware than they normally did as he walked along. James wondered if he could sense Gorna somehow, since he couldn't SEE her past Steve's bulk.
Is he readying to defend me? He wondered.
But Glag simply kept walking and rumbling with that semi-observant look on his face as he, in his own way, glared in Gorna's direction.
The Centaur stamped at the ground with her hooves a bit, causing her to bounce up and down and make a small change in her direction before course correcting.
"Yes Mistress." She said angrily.
"It's obvious that you have no intention of letting this whole proposition thing go." Amina continued as she turned back and placed a hand on James's side again. "Despite my protestations and the extenuating circumstances around it. So until you eventually give up or find your conditions met, however that may occur, we are a traveling party. We need to at least be able to EXIST around each other and communicate." Then she pointed a harsh finger at the centaur. "And I've told you before; quit calling me Mistress. Amina is fine. Or Princess or General if you insist on formality."
"Yes Mi-" Gorna began, but Amina's finger rose back up at the sound. "Princess." She corrected herself.
"And you can just call me James." James added casually. "Or... I guess.... Captain. If you wanna do that formally too." He shook his head. "It's been a year and I still don't like that." He said softly to Amina.
The three of them rode in awkward silence for a few moments, with Glag simply walking along without tiring. He'd stopped rumbling too.
"I was... I am... not terribly... liked by my people." Gorna admitted quietly.
James turned to look at her with a raised eyebrow. Amina simply set her head on his shoulder on the side of the centaur. It was obvious from Gorna's downcast face that she didn't like admitting that.
"I am smaller than most centaurs. And a woman." She continued. "And I was never terribly good at fighting." James wanted to say something to the contrary of that, but was silenced by Amina squeezing him with the hand on his side. "At least not in the traditional ways of my people."
"You were certainly strong in our fight." Amina said.
"Yes. But... I rely on magic. And the enchantment on my daggers. I am only passably good with a bow and arrow. And, as you found out yourself, I struggle to compete in direct melee combat." Gorna countered with a hint of anger. "My people favor the sword and axe and spear, and I am not terribly capable with any of those to a sufficient degree."
"But not all centaurs are warriors." Amina said. "I know many that are craftsman, or artists. Many who take jobs as messengers or supply escorts or scouts."
"And again; I am smaller and weaker than most of my kind. And not terribly artistic either. And those last three jobs all require warrior skills. And most centaurs get picked for them before me."
"You are a little smaller than the handful of centaurs I've seen." James said. Gorna glared at him, but a warning glance from Amina kept her quiet. "But... I'm smaller than most humans. And I still almost won the tournament."
"No you didn't dear." Amina said quickly, causing him to try to look back at her with mock anger. But her head stayed locked where it was, preventing him from turning without getting a face full of hair, and her off hand grabbed the back of his head and pointed it straight. After a moment he reluctantly stopped struggling. "He is right though." She added. "Size isn't everything."
"Not to most." Gorna agreed. "I do know that now. Now that I'm older, and have traveled some. Traveled alone." She shook her head. "But... when I was young I was... for all intents and purposes exiled from my clan."
"What clan were you?" Amina asked.
"Northern Range Horde." Gorna said softly.
"Hmmm." Amina hummed. "They spawn a lot of mercenary companies. I can see them not being a fan of someone they deem as weak." She'd read a great many intelligence reports about the strength of the Northern Range Horde, and had even faced a company of one of their mercenary groups when she'd still just been a captain.
"I assume you didn't get your... Dagger Dancing... from them?" James asked.
"No." She admitted. "No. That I picked up from an Arbalestier I traveled with for a while. He used bolts that could change angle mid flight. Gave me the idea for the daggers."
"You were trying to win the tournament to get them to accept you?" James followed up.
Gorna looked over, a bit surprised at how well he'd read her intentions.
"Yes." She admitted.
The continued walking for a minute in silence.
"I'm not sorry that I beat you." Amina said after a few moments.
"Don't be." Gorna said. "The god of war desires combat. Survived defeat is simply a chance to grow in skill, and gain greater, more satisfying, victory in future battles."
Amina felt James stiffen. But she spoke before he could say anything.
"So long as the cost is low enough. Defeat grants more experience than victory." Amina agreed.
"Glag." Glag weighed in.
"Well said Glag." James remarked.
"Glag glag." Glag replied.
"By the way." Gorna said. "Why is that thing following you?"
"No idea." James admitted. "But I'm not looking to fight him about it."
"Glag." Glag said.
And the four of them continued down the road.
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Samantha yawned as the van rumbled over the gravel road out of the recreational area.
"Huh." Fletcher said as he looked back from the passenger seat. "Looks like we finally found you guys' limits. Never seen any of you guys exhausted before."
"Could see it a bit more often if you wanted." She said softly.
"What?" He asked as he turned back, a look of confusion on his face.
"Nothing." She replied. She always got too candid when she was tired. "Just that it was the squirrel's fault."
"Heh. Yeah" He said in response. "You guys chased that thing for like, half an hour."
She laughed a bit. "At least until the food was done."
Fletcher turned a bit and looked back at the other werewolves. If any of them were still awake, he couldn't tell. The youngest one was curled into the crook of Mrs. Ramirez's shoulder. The older woman had taken the roll of the newly orphaned child's makeshift mother.
"They look up to you you know?" He asked quietly. He pointed at the rest of the small group. "Not just them either. But the rest too."
"Yeah right." She said as she looked out the window, her head vibrating against the glass.
"I'm serious." He said. "They listen to you." He pointed back again. "You didn't see the looks on their faces when we opened the cooler with all the meat in it. They were ready to rip that burger meat to shreds. And Esteves's arm would've come out unscathed if they had.'" He nodded at her. "You stopped them with nothing but words and a bit of a growl."
She thought back to it. Had that been how it had looked? To her it had just been her reminding them to act like people and not like the animals that that supposed "God" had tried to make them.
"No...." She said, shaking her head. "That was just.... no."
"Cliche or not." He said. "You're kinda the leader of.... well... the pack."
She looked away, her eyes darting around a bit as she thought about that for a moment.
"Don't want to be the pack leader." She said. "Didn't even want to be an NCO. Just wanted to get my criminology and then go CID."
"Didn't wanna be a werewolf either." He said.
"Don't remind me." She shot back.
Dr. Esteves stayed quiet in the drivers seat. Dr. Munro had warned him that Jenkins had a bit of a crush on the Lawyer.
"I didn't want to be a lawyer." He said. She looked over at him in surprise, her head tilting like it did now."Or live in Dakota. But... eh.... you make do."
"Really?" She asked curiously. "What did you want to do?"
He let out a chuckle. "I wanted to be a guitarist." He admitted. "Turns out I'm tone deaf. Aaaaaaand can't keep a beat to save my soul."
"And that..... made you a lawyer?" She asked.
"Eh... more like the tail end of a long series of dominoes." He said. "And it's not like it compares to what you guys are going through." Then he shrugged. "Plus. Like a lot of guys stories. It kinda involves a girl."
"Ah." She said. "Makes sense."
They rode in silence for a while.
"You're handling it well." He said after a while.
She looked over at him curiously.
"The whole... wolf thing." He explained. "I can't imagine what it's like. Losing everything. Even your own instincts."
She thought for a while. "Wasn't exactly fun she agreed. But.... now that I've been this way for a while. There are some upsides." She confessed.
"Yeah?" He wondered. "Like what? Bench pressing a pickup truck is pretty sweet I guess."
"That's one." She agreed. Then she looked back at the others. "But... well, I don't know about the whole LEADER thing... But... I think I might've been alone before... You know? Without realizing it. It's nice not to be. Dr. Munro ACTUALLY cares about me."
"She's like that." He said. "She got in trouble a few years back before all this for... well, that's her story to tell. But, lets just say that she'll definitely throw down to take care of her patients."
"Plus them." She said with a wave at the other wolves. "I'm glad you guys let us meet each other. It's nice not to be alone in all of this."
"Would you two just make out already?" One of the ones in the back asked with a slight raise of their head. They pointed at their ears. "Super hearing remember? Trying to sleep."
"True." Another one slurred through their exhaustion.
If it hadn't been for her fur, Samantha would have blushed. Fletcher just looked straight ahead, eyes wide.
Dr. Esteves tried no to chuckle, and ALMOST, succeeded.
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2023.03.30 01:27 PepperAntique Wait, is this just GATE? (338/?)

Previous / First
Writer's note: Oh cool. Backstory.
And it'll definitely get overshadowed by Glag saying one word four times.
Enjoy.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"So. Gorna. Tell me a bit about centaur culture." James said as he rode along down the road, Amina's arms loosely wrapped around his waist. "I don't know much about you guys. Petravus has them. But I haven't spoken to too many."
The centaur woman, who had been silently walking next to Steve as they traveled, scoffed. She'd made a point of ignoring James almost as hard as Amina had initially ignored her.
She'd also practically begged for Amina to ride on her back instead of on Steve's. James hadn't even weighed in on that conversation, simply holding his wolf hand down to Amina confidently. She hadn't even slowed down to consider the offer, much to the centaur's chagrin.
"I am not a school master interloper." She said venomously. James just shrugged and turned back to the road.
"Oh by the gods." Amina said in exasperation. She turned in the saddle, releasing her hold on James to look over at her devoted follower. "Gorna. James is my husband. It's one thing if you dislike him or avoid him. But I will not have you openly disrespect him. Understood?" James looked back at her curiously. He didn't care either way. But he nodded his appreciation.
Then he heard a slight rumbling, grinding noise from on the other side of Steve. Normally that sound would mean the massive drake was readying a breath of fire. But there was no heat with this rumble.
Glag on the other hand was looking in the direction of the centaur, his eyes looking much more aware than they normally did as he walked along. James wondered if he could sense Gorna somehow, since he couldn't SEE her past Steve's bulk.
Is he readying to defend me? He wondered.
But Glag simply kept walking and rumbling with that semi-observant look on his face as he, in his own way, glared in Gorna's direction.
The Centaur stamped at the ground with her hooves a bit, causing her to bounce up and down and make a small change in her direction before course correcting.
"Yes Mistress." She said angrily.
"It's obvious that you have no intention of letting this whole proposition thing go." Amina continued as she turned back and placed a hand on James's side again. "Despite my protestations and the extenuating circumstances around it. So until you eventually give up or find your conditions met, however that may occur, we are a traveling party. We need to at least be able to EXIST around each other and communicate." Then she pointed a harsh finger at the centaur. "And I've told you before; quit calling me Mistress. Amina is fine. Or Princess or General if you insist on formality."
"Yes Mi-" Gorna began, but Amina's finger rose back up at the sound. "Princess." She corrected herself.
"And you can just call me James." James added casually. "Or... I guess.... Captain. If you wanna do that formally too." He shook his head. "It's been a year and I still don't like that." He said softly to Amina.
The three of them rode in awkward silence for a few moments, with Glag simply walking along without tiring. He'd stopped rumbling too.
"I was... I am... not terribly... liked by my people." Gorna admitted quietly.
James turned to look at her with a raised eyebrow. Amina simply set her head on his shoulder on the side of the centaur. It was obvious from Gorna's downcast face that she didn't like admitting that.
"I am smaller than most centaurs. And a woman." She continued. "And I was never terribly good at fighting." James wanted to say something to the contrary of that, but was silenced by Amina squeezing him with the hand on his side. "At least not in the traditional ways of my people."
"You were certainly strong in our fight." Amina said.
"Yes. But... I rely on magic. And the enchantment on my daggers. I am only passably good with a bow and arrow. And, as you found out yourself, I struggle to compete in direct melee combat." Gorna countered with a hint of anger. "My people favor the sword and axe and spear, and I am not terribly capable with any of those to a sufficient degree."
"But not all centaurs are warriors." Amina said. "I know many that are craftsman, or artists. Many who take jobs as messengers or supply escorts or scouts."
"And again; I am smaller and weaker than most of my kind. And not terribly artistic either. And those last three jobs all require warrior skills. And most centaurs get picked for them before me."
"You are a little smaller than the handful of centaurs I've seen." James said. Gorna glared at him, but a warning glance from Amina kept her quiet. "But... I'm smaller than most humans. And I still almost won the tournament."
"No you didn't dear." Amina said quickly, causing him to try to look back at her with mock anger. But her head stayed locked where it was, preventing him from turning without getting a face full of hair, and her off hand grabbed the back of his head and pointed it straight. After a moment he reluctantly stopped struggling. "He is right though." She added. "Size isn't everything."
"Not to most." Gorna agreed. "I do know that now. Now that I'm older, and have traveled some. Traveled alone." She shook her head. "But... when I was young I was... for all intents and purposes exiled from my clan."
"What clan were you?" Amina asked.
"Northern Range Horde." Gorna said softly.
"Hmmm." Amina hummed. "They spawn a lot of mercenary companies. I can see them not being a fan of someone they deem as weak." She'd read a great many intelligence reports about the strength of the Northern Range Horde, and had even faced a company of one of their mercenary groups when she'd still just been a captain.
"I assume you didn't get your... Dagger Dancing... from them?" James asked.
"No." She admitted. "No. That I picked up from an Arbalestier I traveled with for a while. He used bolts that could change angle mid flight. Gave me the idea for the daggers."
"You were trying to win the tournament to get them to accept you?" James followed up.
Gorna looked over, a bit surprised at how well he'd read her intentions.
"Yes." She admitted.
The continued walking for a minute in silence.
"I'm not sorry that I beat you." Amina said after a few moments.
"Don't be." Gorna said. "The god of war desires combat. Survived defeat is simply a chance to grow in skill, and gain greater, more satisfying, victory in future battles."
Amina felt James stiffen. But she spoke before he could say anything.
"So long as the cost is low enough. Defeat grants more experience than victory." Amina agreed.
"Glag." Glag weighed in.
"Well said Glag." James remarked.
"Glag glag." Glag replied.
"By the way." Gorna said. "Why is that thing following you?"
"No idea." James admitted. "But I'm not looking to fight him about it."
"Glag." Glag said.
And the four of them continued down the road.
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Samantha yawned as the van rumbled over the gravel road out of the recreational area.
"Huh." Fletcher said as he looked back from the passenger seat. "Looks like we finally found you guys' limits. Never seen any of you guys exhausted before."
"Could see it a bit more often if you wanted." She said softly.
"What?" He asked as he turned back, a look of confusion on his face.
"Nothing." She replied. She always got too candid when she was tired. "Just that it was the squirrel's fault."
"Heh. Yeah" He said in response. "You guys chased that thing for like, half an hour."
She laughed a bit. "At least until the food was done."
Fletcher turned a bit and looked back at the other werewolves. If any of them were still awake, he couldn't tell. The youngest one was curled into the crook of Mrs. Ramirez's shoulder. The older woman had taken the roll of the newly orphaned child's makeshift mother.
"They look up to you you know?" He asked quietly. He pointed at the rest of the small group. "Not just them either. But the rest too."
"Yeah right." She said as she looked out the window, her head vibrating against the glass.
"I'm serious." He said. "They listen to you." He pointed back again. "You didn't see the looks on their faces when we opened the cooler with all the meat in it. They were ready to rip that burger meat to shreds. And Esteves's arm wouldn't've come out unscathed if they had.'" He nodded at her. "You stopped them with nothing but words and a bit of a growl."
She thought back to it. Had that been how it had looked? To her it had just been her reminding them to act like people and not like the animals that that supposed "God" had tried to make them.
"No...." She said, shaking her head. "That was just.... no."
"Cliche or not." He said. "You're kinda the leader of.... well... the pack."
She looked away, her eyes darting around a bit as she thought about that for a moment.
"Don't want to be the pack leader." She said. "Didn't even want to be an NCO. Just wanted to get my criminology and then go CID."
"Didn't wanna be a werewolf either." He said.
"Don't remind me." She shot back.
Dr. Esteves stayed quiet in the drivers seat. Dr. Munro had warned him that Jenkins had a bit of a crush on the Lawyer.
"I didn't want to be a lawyer." He said. She looked over at him in surprise, her head tilting like it did now."Or live in Dakota. But... eh.... you make do."
"Really?" She asked curiously. "What did you want to do?"
He let out a chuckle. "I wanted to be a guitarist." He admitted. "Turns out I'm tone deaf. Aaaaaaand can't keep a beat to save my soul."
"And that..... made you a lawyer?" She asked.
"Eh... more like the tail end of a long series of dominoes." He said. "And it's not like it compares to what you guys are going through." Then he shrugged. "Plus. Like a lot of guys stories. It kinda involves a girl."
"Ah." She said. "Makes sense."
They rode in silence for a while.
"You're handling it well." He said after a while.
She looked over at him curiously.
"The whole... wolf thing." He explained. "I can't imagine what it's like. Losing everything. Even your own instincts."
She thought for a while. "Wasn't exactly fun" She agreed. "But.... now that I've been this way for a while. There are some upsides." She confessed.
"Yeah?" He wondered. "Like what? Bench pressing a pickup truck is pretty sweet I guess."
"That's one." She agreed. Then she looked back at the others. "But... well, I don't know about the whole LEADER thing... But... I think I might've been alone before... You know? Without realizing it. It's nice not to be. Dr. Munro ACTUALLY cares about me."
"She's like that." He said. "She got in trouble a few years back before all this for... well, that's her story to tell. But, lets just say that she'll definitely throw down to take care of her patients."
"Plus them." She said with a wave at the other wolves. "I'm glad you guys let us meet each other. It's nice not to be alone in all of this."
"Would you two just make out already?" One of the ones in the back asked with a slight raise of their head. They pointed at their ears. "Super hearing remember? Trying to sleep."
"True." Another one slurred through their exhaustion.
If it hadn't been for her fur, Samantha would have blushed. Fletcher just looked straight ahead, eyes wide.
Dr. Esteves tried not to chuckle, and ALMOST, succeeded.
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2023.03.30 01:13 No_Mousse4110 Weather Advice?

I'll be moving near the Nashville area in around 6 months and I know it sounds lame, but with what I read and hear about sometimes, the weather somewhat scares me a little. I'm from FL and while we have hurricanes, tropical storms, and some bad lightning and wind occasionally, we get plenty of time to prepare/leave during the hurricanes at least. It seems tornadoes can happen relatively quickly in the night there, and they sound sometimes destructive. I'm not sure if it's because when you research something, you only get normally the "bad" results or if i'm overthinking it because I live in FL and are used to the weather down here.
Is the weather that scary around there or am I overreacting? Obviously it can't be too bad because people flock to TN all the time of course.
Do you have any advice for someone who is moving and purchasing a home in regards to weather conditions? For example, should I be avoiding a particular build or area in regards to violent weather?
In no way is this post meant to be negative about TN/Nashville, merely just trying to research and get some answers from those who obviously have more experience from the area. I loved it when I visited a while back. Thank you in advance.
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2023.03.30 01:03 Lord_Admrial_Spire Painted my NCCC Team as Guardsmen

Painted my NCCC Team as Guardsmen
I served in AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) and in honor if my old team, I did us up as guardsmen. In NCCC, Americans aged 18-26 serve for about a year on a team of about ten, traveling the nation working on a wide range of projects. We typically used white 15 passenger vans to travel, hence the Taurox. Most of our belongings needed to fit in our issued red backpack. Corps members wear grey uniforms with kaki pants, while the team leader (which was me) wears a green uniform.
Glory to Sun 5!
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2023.03.30 00:13 KinoTele My ground package was sent halfway back across the country after getting within a few hours of me. What is going on?

My customer service options are very limited as I am overseas and cannot use the phone service to call FedEx. I do not see an email option, and chat was shut down when I tried to use the website earlier.
I have 2 packages that originated in Buffalo Grove, IL and were bound for Mobile, AL on FedEx Ground. The packages pinged in Wheeling and then Champaign, IL, and then Nashville, TN. This is the usual route when ordering from our vendor. Then, it vanished for 4 days and popped up in Troutdale, OR for some reason, along with another box. Over 1,000 miles on the opposite direction.
It is now pending/delayed and I have no idea what to do. I will not be in a position to contact support for at least another week. I feel as though these sorts of mistakes are common around the Christmas holidays, but is this a regular occurrence? First time this has happened to me.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide.
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2023.03.30 00:09 happy-starfruit Candle from either walmart, target, kroger or tj maxx, it had silver lid and it was a nature-themed smell? generic brand i think, bought in nashville, TN

Candle from either walmart, target, kroger or tj maxx, it had silver lid and it was a nature-themed smell? generic brand i think, bought in nashville, TN submitted by happy-starfruit to HelpMeFind [link] [comments]