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Taskmaster - S15E10 - A Yardstick for Failure - Discussion

2023.06.01 15:01 Meghar Taskmaster - S15E10 - A Yardstick for Failure - Discussion

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2023.05.31 19:15 rufusjonz Tautological place names - Mekong River is a rare triple tautonym, Norway has one also

"A place name is tautological if two differently sounding parts of it are synonymous. This often occurs when a name from one language is imported into another and a standard descriptor is added on from the second language. Thus, for example, New Zealand's Mount Maunganui is tautological since "maunganui" is Māori for "great mountain". "
'Mae' in Thai is an abbreviation for "river", while 'khong' is an old Austroasiatic word for river. Mekong River can thus be translated as "river river river"
Another one:
Nesoddtangen, Norway, a triple tautology, consisting of three parts, nes, odd and tangen, all being synonyms signifying a small cape or promontory.
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2023.05.31 13:02 Lehrasap Dear Iranian Friends! This one issue can destroy the Hijab completely (along with the Iranian Regime and the whole of Islam itself). Warning: You will start crying while reading it as it happened with all of us, but stay patient and read it till the end.

Do you know that:

Tafsir al-Tabrasi, under the commentary of verse 33:59 (link):
فقال { يا أيها النبي قل لأزواجك وبناتك ونساء المؤمنين يدنين عليهن من جلابيبهن } أي قل لهؤلاء فليسترن موضع الجيب بالجلباب وهو الملاءة التي تشتمل بها المرأة عن الحسن. وقيل: الجلباب مقنعة المرأة يغطين جباههنَّ ورؤوسهنَّ إذا خرجن لحاجة بخلاف الإِماء اللاتي يخرجن مكشفات الرؤوس والجباه عن ابن عباس ومجاهد. وقيل: أراد بالجلابيب الثياب والقميص والخمار وما تستتر به المرأة عن الجبائي وأبي مسلم. { ذلك أدنى أن يعرفن فلا يؤذين } أي ذلك أقرب إلى أن يعرفن بزيّهن أنهنَّ حرائر ولسن بإماء فلا يؤذيهن أهل الريبة فإنهم كانوا يمازحون الإِماء وربما كان يتجاوز المنافقون إلى ممازحة الحرائر فإذا قيل لهم في ذلك قالوا حسبناهنَّ إماء فقطع الله عذرهم.And regarding the verse, {O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers that they should draw down their outer garments over them (Verse 33:59)}, it was said: The women’s veils cover their foreheads and heads when they go out for a need, unlike the female slaves who come out uncovering their heads and foreheads, … and regarding the verse {So that they should be recognised as free women and not be offended (Verse 33:59)}, that is, they are known by their dress that they are free women and not female slaves, so that the people with ill intentions do not hurt them, like they were teasing the female slaves. And sometimes the hypocrites were teasing the free women. And when they (i.e. the hypocrites) were asked about it, they made an excuse that they thought them to be slave women. So, Allah cut off their excuse (through Hijab for the free women, while prohibiting it for the slave women).**More Shia References:**Tafsir by al-Tousi (link)Tafsir al-Safi (link)
Wasail-us-Shia (link) and Alal Sharai (link):
سألت أبا عبد الله (ع) عن المملوكة تقنع رأسها إذا صلت؟ قال لا قد كان أبى إذا رأى الخادمة تصلى في مقنعة ضربها لتعرف الحرة من المملوكة“I asked Aba `Abd Allah [al-Sadiq] (as) concerning the possession’s (i.e. the slave women) covering of her head when she prayed? He replied: ‘No! For when my father (i.e. Imam al-Baqir) saw the female servant *praying* with a Muqna (outer garment sheet) on, he *hit* her; so that the free (Muslim woman) can be known from the possession (i.e. slave woman).”
And it is in Man La Yahduruh al-Faqih – the author al-Saduq – [1:373] and Wasail-us-Shia (link) that Imam al-Baqir said:
ليس على الأمة قناع في الصلاة
“There is no cover for the slave girl during prayer.”
This report is declared “Sahih” by the Grand Ayatullah al-Sayyid Muhammad Sadiq al-Ruhani in Fiqh al-Sadiq [4:228].
In fact, it is narrated in Qadi Nu`man al-Maghribi’s Da`a’im al-Islam [1:177] and al-Nuri’s Mustadrak al-Wasa’il [3:217] that Ja`far al-Sadiq was asked about the permissibility for a slave girl to cover her through Muqna (outer garment sheet) during prayers and he replied (link):
لا كان أبى رضوان الله عليه إذا رأى أمة تصلى وعليها مقنعة ضربها وقال يا لكع لا تتشبهي بالحرائر
“No, when my father, `alayh as-salam, saw a slave girl praying and she had a Muqna, he hit her! And he said: ‘You rascal! Do not resemble the free women!’”
Bahar-ul-Anwar (Arabic Online link):
ابن طريف، عن ابن علوان، عن الصادق، عن أبيه عليهما السلام أن عليا عليه الصلاة والسلام كان إذا أراد أن يبتاع الجارية يكشف عن ساقيها فينظر إليها
Translation:Imam Sadiq (as) said when Imam Ali (as) wanted to buy a slave girl, then he used to undress her thighs and check them.
According to Shia Madhab too the "Awra"(nakedness) of a slave girl is only from naval to knees. Bahar-ul-Anwar (Link):
ابن طريف ، عن ابن علوان ، عن الصادق ، عن أبيه عليهما‌السلامأنه قال : إذ ازوج الرجل أمته فلا ينظرن إلى عورتها ، والعورة ما بين السرة إلى الركبة
Translation:Imam Sadiq (as) said: If the owner wants to marry his slave woman to another person, then the owner should not see her "Awra" (nakedness) which is between naval till knees (i.e. her breasts are naked).
Bahar-ul-Anwar (Link):
ابن طريف، عن ابن علوان، عن الصادق، عن أبيه عليهما السلام أن عليا عليه الصلاة والسلام كان إذا أراد أن يبتاع الجارية يكشف عن ساقيها فينظر إليها
Imam al-Sadiq said: When Imam Ali wanted to buy a slave girl, then he used to uncover her thighs and inspect them.
And Dhimmi woman also has no "Sanctity" (حرمۃ) like the slave woman.Wasail-us-Shia (link):
ـ محمد بن يعقوب ، عن علي بن إبراهيم ، عن أبيه ، عن النوفلي ، عن السكوني ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) قال : قال رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) : لا حرمة لنساء أهل الذمة أن ينظر إلى شعورهن وأيديهن
Translation:The holy Prophet said: "There is no Sanctity (حرمۃ) of Dhimmi women (i.e. Non-Muslim woman living in Muslim Country). The hairs and hands of such woman could be seen.

Shia Fiqh: An owner is allowed to separate the slave-wife of his slave, and have sex with her

Just like Sunni Fiqh, in Shia Fiqh too, an owner is allowed to separate the slave-wife of his slave and start doing sex with her after she is free from her first menstruation blood.
Tafsir al-Mizan of Allamah Tabatabai (tafsir of verse 4:24, and those around it -- can be accessed here):It has been narrated in traditions that the owner of a married slave woman may take away that woman from her husband, keep her untouched for the prescribed term, then have sexual relation with her, and thereafter return her to her husband. ۔۔۔ Ibn Muskan has narrated through Abu Basir, from one of the two Imams (a.s.), about the word of Allah: And all married women except those whom your right hands possess, that he said: "They are the women having husbands except those whom your right hands possess. If you have given your slave girl in marriage to your slave boy, you may remove her from him if you so wish." "I said: 'Do you see, if he has given her in marriage to other than his own slave boy?' He said: '(Then) he has no right to remove (her from him) until she is sold away; then if he sells her, her affair is transferred to other than him (i.e, to the buyer); then the buyer may separate (her from her husband) if he so desires, and may reconfirm (the marriage) if he so wishes." (at-Tafsir, al-'Ayyashi)
The same thing is present in these 3 traditions of Al-Kafi:
Al-Kafi, vol. 5, page 481 (link):(باب) * (الرجل يزوج عبده أمته ثم يشتهيها) * 1 - علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن عبد الله بن المغيرة، عن عبد الله بن سنان، عن أبي عبد الله (عليه السلام) قال: سمعته يقول: إذا زوج الرجل عبده أمته ثم اشتهاها، قال له: اعتزلها فإذا طمثت وطئها ثم يردها عليه إذا شاء. 2 - محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن ابن محبوب، عن أبي أيوب، عن محمد بن مسلم قال: سألت أبا جعفر (عليه السلام) عن قول الله عز وجل: (المحصنات من النساء إلا ما ملكت أيمانكم) (1) قال: هو أن يأمر الرجل عبده وتحته أمته فيقول له: اعتزل امرأتك ولا تقربها ثم يحبسها عنه حتى تحيض ثم يمسها (2) فإذا حاضت بعد مسه إياها ردها عليه بغير نكاح. 3 - محمد بن يحيى، عن محمد بن أحمد، عن أحمد بن الحسن، عن عمرو بن سعيد، عن مصدق بن صدقة، عن عمار بن موسى، عن أبي عبد الله (عليه السلام) قال: سألته عن الرجل يزوج جاريته من عبده فيريد أن يفرق بينهما فيفر العبد كيف يصنع؟ قال: يقول لها: اعتزلي فقد فرقت بينكما فاعتدى فتعتد خمسة وأربعين يوما ثم يجامعها مولاها إن شاء وإن لم يفر قال له مثل ذلك، قلت: فإن كان المملوك لم يجامعها، قال: يقول لها: اعتزلي فقد فرقت بينكما ثم يجامعها مولاها من ساعته إن شاء ولا عدة عليها.
Chapter on a man who marries his (male) slave to his slave-girl, then desires her (the slave-girl).The three hadith basically say the same thing that Allamah Tabatabai mentioned in his tafsir--that an owner of a slave girl, who is married to his (male) slave, can separate the slave-girl from her husband until she menstruates (or separate her for a period of 40 to 50 days, according to the third hadith), and then can have sexual relations with her. And then she can be returned to her husband (the male slave) without any need to renew their nikah.The gradings of these three Ahadith, according to Allamah Majlisi are: (1) Hasan (i.e. Fair), (2) Sahih (i.e. Authentic and (3) Muwaththaq (i.e. Reliable).

Kitab al-Kafi: Whole chapter about slave women

The most important Hadith book of Shias is Al-Kafi. And it contains a whole chapter regarding slave women, which contains more than a hundred Ahadith, and all of them are about the worse type of humiliation of slave women.
Shias did translate the whole book of Al-Kafi into English, except for this particular chapter about the humiliation of slave women.
No wonder, they had to show this dishonesty, as these Ahadith about slave women were exposing the Injustice that the so-called Allah did against the poor slave women.
Shias made an excuse (for not translating the chapter about slave women) in the following words (link):
Chapter 112 to 137:Chapters one hundred twelve to one hundred and thirty-seven deal with issues of slaves and slave-girls, which are not of any practical benefit today and its translation may not be of any benefit as well.
Nevertheless, we are presenting a few traditions (with English Translation) from this chapter of Al-Kafi regarding slave girls, so that you can see for yourself why Shias didn't translate it.

Minor slave girls can be used for driving sexual pleasure by multiple men without any waiting period

Al Kafi – V 5 – The Book of Marriage Ch 112 H 3:
3 - محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن ابن محبوب، عن ابن بكير عن هشام بن الحرث، عن عبد الله بن عمرو قال: قلت لأبي عبد الله أو لأبي جعفر (ع): الجارية يشتريها الرجل وهي لم تدرك أو قد يئست من المحيض؟ قال: فقال: لا بأس بأن لا يستبرئها.
Muhammad Bin Yahya, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Ibn Mahboub, from Ibn Bukeyr, from Hisham Bin Al Haris, from Abdullah Bin Amro who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullahasws or to Abu Ja’farasws, ‘The slave girl whom the man buys, and she has yet to be an adult, or has despaired from the menstruation’. So, the Imam said: ‘There is no problem if he does not clear her womb (i.e. observe any waiting period before penetrating in her vagina)’.
It practically means, multiple men can drive sexual pleasure from a minor girl (from the age of breastfeeding till the age of 12 when she gets her first menstruation) one by one even in one day, while there is no "waiting period" for her, even if her vagina is penetrated by these multiple men.
According to Shia Fiqh, marrying a minor girl (even if she is breastfed) with the permission of her father, and then driving sexual pleasures is "Halal Allah" (i.e. permissible). This minor girl can be made naked and then her husband can kiss her body, and he is also allowed to do "thighing" (i.e. rubbing their penis in the thighs of that minor girl and ejaculate), or if she is 4 or 5 years old, then he can compel her to masturbate his penis. And if she is 6 or 7 years old, then she can even be penetrated into her vagina if the husband thinks that she is strong enough to bear the penetration.
For details, please read our article: Islam: Even a breastfed baby girl can be married and used for sexual pleasure. Shia Mujtahideen like Khomeini and Khoi etc. gave this fatwa in the light of the Quran.
The differences are:
Not only a minor girl, but it is also true about a slave woman who does not get any menstruation due to her age (i.e. when she is 45 years old when menstruation stops naturally). Such a slave woman can also be raped by multiple men in a single day one by one, and it is totally Halal Allah (i.e. permissible).

The waiting period for a slave girl is only becoming pure from her menstruation (i.e. 3 to 5 days)

Al Kafi – V 5 – The Book of Marriage Ch 112 H 6:
۔۔۔ وسألته عن رجل اشترى جارية وهي حائض، قال: إذا طهرت فليمسها إن شاء..
He (the narrator) said, ‘And I asked the Imam about a man who bought a slave girl and she was menstruating. He said: ‘When she is pure, then let him touch her if he so desires to’.

Taking all kinds of pleasures except for penetration in her vagina is allowed even before the end of the waiting period

Al Kafi – V 5 – The Book of Marriage Ch 112 H 9:
محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن علي بن الحكم، عن موسى بن بكر، عن زرارة، عن حمران قال: سألت أبا جعفر (ع) عن رجل اشترى أمة هل يصيب منها دون الغشيان ولم يستبرئها؟ قال: نعم‘
I asked Abu Ja’far about a man who bought a slave girl. Can he attain from her besides the overwhelming (copulation), and he has not cleared her womb?’ He said: ‘Yes, when it Obligates her, and she comes to be from his wealth. So, if she were to die, it would be from his wealth’.

Taking pleasure is allowed (except for the vagina) even if the slave woman is pregnant from another man

Al Kafi – V 5 – The Book of Marriage Ch 114 H 5:
محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن ابن فضال، عن ابن بكير، عن زرارة بن أعين قال: سألت أبا جعفر (ع) عن الجارية الحبلى يشتريها الرجل فيصيب منها دون الفرج قال: لا بأس، قلت: فيصيب منها في ذلك؟ قال: تريد تغرة.‘
I asked Abu Ja’far about the pregnant slave girl whom the man buys, so he attains from her besides the private part. He said: ‘There is no problem’. I said, ‘Supposing he attains from her in that (i.e. vagina) too?’ He said: ‘Do you intend deception?’

If a slave woman marries a person without the permission of her master, then it is adultery, while if a male slave marries a woman without permission, then it is not an adultery

Al Kafi – V 5 – The Book of Marriage Ch 118 H 1:
عدة من أصحابنا، عن سهل بن زياد، عن أحمد بن محمد بن أبي نصر البزنطي، عن داود بن الحصين، عن أبي العباس قال: سألت أبا عبد الله (عليه السلام) عن الأمة تتزوج بغير إذن أهلها، قال: يحرم ذلك عليها وهو الزنا‘
I asked Abu Abdullah about the slave girl who gets married without the permission of her owner. He said: ‘It is Prohibited unto her and it would be the adultery’.
Al Kafi – V 5 – The Book of Marriage Ch 117 H 5:
محمد بن إسماعيل، عن الفضل بن شاذان، وعلي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن عبد الرحمن بن الحجاج، عن منصور بن حازم، عن أبي عبد الله (ع) في مملوك تزوج بغير إذن مولاه أعاص لله؟ قال: عاص لمولاه، قلت: حرام هو؟ قال: ما أزعم أنه حرام وقل له أن لا يفعل إلا بإذن مولاه
(It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah regarding an owned slave who married without permission from his master, has he disobeyed Allah?’ He said: ‘He disobeyed his master’. I said, ‘Prohibited, is it?’ He said: ‘I do not claim that it is Prohibited, and say to him that he should not do it except with the permission of his master’.

A new master can rape the slave woman after purchase, even if she previously had a husband

Al Kafi – V 5 – The Book of Marriage Ch 121 H 1:
محمد بن إسماعيل، عن الفضل بن شاذان، وأبو علي الأشعري، عن محمد بن عبد الجبار جميعا، عن صفوان بن يحيى، عن ابن مسكان، عن الحسن بن زياد قال: سألت أبا عبد الله (عليه السلام) عن رجل اشترى جارية يطؤها فبلغه أن لها زوجا؟ قال: يطؤها فإن بيعها طلاقها وذلك أنهما لا يقدران على شئ من أمرهما إذا بيعا
I asked Abu Abdullah about a man who bought a slave girl. He slept with her, and (news) reached him that for her is a husband. He said: ‘He can sleep with her, for her sale is her divorce.

Raping a pregnant slave woman with penetration in her vagina, after buying her

Al Kafi – V 5 – The Book of Marriage Ch 126 H 1:
محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن علي بن الحكم، عن سيف بن عميرة، عن إسحاق بن عمار قال: سألت أبا الحسن (عليه السلام) عن رجل اشترى جاريه حاملا وقد استبان حملها فوطئها قال بئس ما صنع، قلت فما تقول فيه؟ قال: أعزل عنها أم لا؟ قلت: أجبني في الوجهين، قال: إن كان عزل عنها فليتق الله ولا يعود وإن كان لم يعزل عنها فلا يبيع ذلك الولد ولا يورثه ولكن يعتقه ويجعل له شيئا من ماله يعيش به فإنه قد غذاه بنطفته.‘
I asked Abu Al-Hassan about a man who bought a pregnant slave girl and her pregnancy had manifested, so he slept with her. He said: ‘Evil is what he has done’. I said, ‘So what are you saying regarding it?’ He said: ‘Is he isolated from her or not?’ I said, ‘Answer me regarding the two aspects’. He said: ‘If he had isolated, so let him fear Allah and he should not repeat (i.e. there is no physical punishment for him), and if he had not isolated from her, so he should not sell that child, and the child would not inherit him, but he should emancipate the child and make something from his wealth to be for the child so that the child can live by, for he had nourished the child with his seed (i.e. semen)’.
Al Kafi – V 5 – The Book of Marriage Ch 126 H 2:
علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن النوفلي، عن السكوني، عن أبي عبد الله (عليه السلام) أن رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) دخل على رجل من الأنصار وإذا وليدة عظيمة البطن تختلف فسأل عنها، فقال: اشتريتها يا رسول الله وبها هذا الحبل، قال: أقربتها؟ قال: نعم، قال: أعتق ما في بطنها، قال: يا رسول الله وبما استحق العتق؟ قال: لأن نطفتك غذت سمعه وبصره ولحمه ودمه
.(It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah that Rasool-Allah went over to a man from the Helpers, and there was a mother with a large belly arguing. So he asked about her, so he said, ‘I bought her, O Rasool-Allah, and with her was this pregnancy’. He said: ‘Did you go near her?’ He said, ‘Yes’. He said: ‘Emancipate whatever is in her belly’. He said, ‘O Rasool-Allah, with what is emancipation deserved?’ He said: ‘Because your seed nourished his hearing, and his vision, and his flesh, and his blood’.
Therefore, even if he rapes the pregnant slave woman with penetration, still there is no punishment for him.
It happened during the Jihadi wars, where the poor prisoner women were hand-cuffed and then distributed among the Jihadi Muslims, where they were alone with them in their camps during the night. Although it was not allowed to penetrate their vaginas if they previously had husbands, nevertheless, we can better imagine that it was almost impossible for Jihadi Muslims not to penetrate them, while:

Scientific Mistake of Shia Imam/Prophet:

Both Shia Imams/Prophet and Sunni Prophet (i.e. Muhammad) made a huge scientific mistake as they thought similarly, like the people of Jahiliyyah (i.e. the time of ignorance), that the semen of another person can indeed nourish the fetus. And due to this huge scientific mistake, both the Shias and the Sunnis put an extra burden upon the poor divorced/widow pregnant woman and prohibited them from marrying another person until the delivery of the fetus. A woman needs a lot of love and care and financial support during her pregnancy, and the only way for a divorced/widowed pregnant woman to get all these things is to marry another man. But Islam again oppressed the poor divorced/widow pregnant women in this case, by imposing unnecessarily the hardships of the waiting period upon them and taking away the chance from them to have the love, care and support of another man during their pregnancy.

The Evil of "Separating the child from the slave mother, and selling in the market" in Shia Islam:

Just like Sunni Islam, Shia Islam also allows the owner to separate the child from the slave mother and then sell the child in the Bazar of Slavery. Just look at this hadith, where the Shia Imam is asking the owner to not to sell the child. This means, if the owner had not penetrated the vagina of the pregnant slave mother, then he would have all the right to sell the child in the slave market.
Therefore, it was actually a blessing for the child if the owner raped his/her slave mother with penetration in her vagina. It became a reason for the freedom of the child, and his good luck that he/she would not be separated from his/her mother and sold in the slave market.

The Evil of "Slavery By Birth" in Shia Islam:

Just like Sunni Islam (link), Shia Islam also has the same evil of "slavery by birth". The child of a slave woman, who is not from the owner, he/she will be automatically born as a slave to the owner of the slave woman.
For example, if she was pregnant from the earlier owner (as in the above-mentioned hadith), or if her master marries her to another free Muslim man, or to any of his slaves, then the children from such a union will automatically be born as slaves to the owner of the slave woman.
A child from a slave woman can only be free if the owner himself rapes the slave woman, and then his own child is born, then that child will be free.
In the Quran, it was "discouraged" that a free man does Nikah with a slave woman of any other person. And the reason behind this is, the children of that free Muslim men will automatically born as slaves of the owner of the slave mother.
Quran 4:25:
And whoever among you has not within his power ampleness of means to marry free believing women, then (he may marry) of those whom your right hands possess from among your believing maidens; and Allah knows best your faith: you are (sprung) the one from the other; so marry them with the permission of their masters ... This (permission of marrying a slave woman) is (only) for him among you who fears falling into evil; and that if you abstain (from marrying a slave woman) is better for you (while your children will be automatically born as slaves), and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
All Shia Muffasirin and Fuqaha (jurists) are unanimous on this. Allamah Tabatabai wrote under the commentary of this verse 4:25 (link):
However, abstinence and patience is better (than marrying the slave women), in any case. If it indicates abstaining from marrying slave girls, it is because of the rights their masters have on them and on their offspring — as described in books of jurisprudence.
An 'Akhbari Shia Website' (that doesn't follow Shia Mujtahidden, but only Shia traditions) in fact translated this chapter into English. You can read all these Ahadith here (link). Please start from reading page 31 to read all these Ahadith, which are humiliating and discriminate against the poor slave women in the worst possible way.

Excuse from Shia Apologists: These Ahadith are not 'authentic' and against 'The Quran'

As usual, Shia apologists came, and they claimed that these Ahadith about slavery are not 'authentic', and they are also against the Quran.
But we ask them that:
Therefore, if Shia Muslim apologists claim that ALL these Ahadith are weak, then we ask them why the writer of the Quran didn't reveal the human rights of slave women in the Quran, which could have saved them from these sufferings.
As far as these Shia Ahadith are concerned, then please note that:
Today, these Shia apologists want to declare these tons of Shia Ahadith to be weak, but the reality is, this is the 1300 years long history of Islam (both Shia and Sunni) where slave women were prohibited from taking Hijab, where breasts were kept naked, where they were raped by multiple Muslim men, where their children were taken away from them and sold in the slave markets etc.
How are you going to deny this 1300 years long history of your Shia and Sunni Islam now (due to which millions of poor slave women suffered badly), by making the lame excuse of Weak Ahadith?

Please also read our article about Slavery in Sunni Islam too:

Even if you are a Shia, we request you to please still read our article about slavery in Sunni Islam too, while it has 5 times more material than the Shia article, and you will find a lot more evils of Islamic Slavery there.
Sunni Islam: Hijab is not 'modesty', as Islam prohibited the Slave-Women to take Hijab or even to cover their naked breasts in public
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2023.05.26 02:19 cannonfunk [InnerSleeve] Various Artists - Rough Guide to Blues Women - $9.95 w/ free shipping

Various Artists - Rough Guide to Blues Women - $9.95 w/ free shipping

From the classic blues of Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey to female country blues pioneers Memphis Minnie and Geeshie Wiley, this Rough Guide explores the hugely significant and often overlooked role that women have played in the story of the blues. Highlighting both the urban and rural female blues singers who played a pivotal role in the development of the blues. Sublime musical accompaniment from the likes of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Blind Willie McTell and Blind Blake. A diverse selection of tracks which highlights the hugely important role that women played in the early days of recorded blues.
1 Ruth Willis Man of My Own
2 Ma Rainey Stack O' Lee Blues
3 Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas Pick Poor Robin Clean
4 Bessie Smith Careless Love Blues
5 Hattie Hart & the Memphis Jug Band Cocaine Habit Blues
6 Mattie Delaney Down the Big Road Blues
7 Bertha 'Chippie' Hill Feat. Louis Armstrong Trouble in Mind
8 Lottie Kimbrough Rolling Log Blues
9 Louise Johnson By the Moon and Stars
10 Kate McTell Feat. Blind Willie McTell God Don't Like It
11 Hattie Hudson Black Hand Blues
12 Memphis Minnie 'Frisco Town
13 Sara Martin Feat. Fats Waller T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
14 Pearl Dickson Little Rock Blues
15 Sippie Wallace Parlor Social de Luxe
16 Irene Scruggs Feat. Blind Blake Itching Heel
17 Leola Manning the Arcade Building Moan
18 Nellie Florence Feat. Barbecue Bob Midnight Weeping Blues
19 Little Mae Mama Don't Want It
20 Mamie Smith Crazy Blues
21 Lucille Bogan Shave 'Em Dry
22 Bertha Lee Feat. Charley Patton Mind Reader Blues
23 Ida Cox Moanin' Groanin' Blues
24 Mae Glover I Ain't Givin' Nobody None
25 Victoria Spivey Hoodoo Man Blues
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2023.05.25 17:01 Meghar Taskmaster - S15E09 - A Show About Pedantry - Discussion

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2023.05.24 22:54 Feeling-Love7354 Remembering Tina Turner: A Life of Resilience and Musical Brilliance

Remembering Tina Turner: A Life of Resilience and Musical Brilliance
Introduction: The world mourns the loss of a true icon as Tina Turner, the legendary Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, bid farewell to this mortal realm. Her electrifying presence, soulful voice, and undying spirit captivated audiences around the globe for decades. From her tumultuous beginnings to her rise to superstardom, Tina Turner's life was a testament to resilience, talent, and an unwavering passion for music. In this blog post, we pay homage to her remarkable journey and celebrate the indelible mark she left on the music industry and the world.
Early Life and Struggles: Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, Tina Turner faced a challenging upbringing. Her childhood was marked by poverty, domestic violence, and an unstable family environment. Despite these adversities, her indomitable spirit shone through. She discovered solace and joy in music, drawing inspiration from artists like B.B. King and Elvis Presley.
The Rise to Stardom: Tina's breakthrough came when she met musician and bandleader Ike Turner in the late 1950s. The duo formed the Ike & Tina Turner Revue and embarked on a musical journey that would forever change the landscape of rock 'n' roll. Their electrifying performances and Tina's dynamic stage presence earned them a dedicated following. Hits like "Proud Mary" and "River Deep - Mountain High" showcased Tina's powerful vocals and her ability to infuse raw emotion into every lyric.
Challenges and Triumphs: Behind the scenes, Tina's personal life was riddled with hardships. She endured a physically and emotionally abusive relationship with Ike, which ultimately led her to leave him and embark on a solo career. Despite the obstacles she faced, Tina found the strength to rebuild her life and reclaim her identity.
The 1980s marked a turning point for Tina Turner as she unleashed her solo talent with a vengeance. Her album "Private Dancer" catapulted her back into the limelight, and her chart-topping singles like "What's Love Got to Do with It" and "We Don't Need Another Hero" became anthems for a generation. Tina's energy on stage was unparalleled, and her live performances became legendary, showcasing her incredible voice and mesmerizing stage presence.
Beyond Music: Tina Turner's influence transcended music. Her fierce determination, resilience, and inspiring journey resonated with millions of people worldwide. She became an emblem of empowerment and a symbol of survival, motivating countless individuals to find their own strength and overcome adversity.
Legacy and Impact: Tina Turner's impact on the music industry cannot be overstated. She amassed numerous accolades throughout her career, including Grammy Awards, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her dynamic performances and powerful voice made her one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
Moreover, Tina's courage to share her story of survival through her autobiography and subsequent biographical film, "What's Love Got to Do with It," brought domestic violence to the forefront of public discourse. Her willingness to confront the demons of her past and emerge stronger than ever inspired countless survivors to break the cycle of abuse.
Tina Turner's life journey was a testament to the power of perseverance, resilience, and the transformative force of music. Her indelible impact on the music industry and her ability to connect with audiences on an emotional level will forever be remembered. As we mourn her passing, we also celebrate her extraordinary life, and her legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. Thank you, Tina Turner, for gracing the world with your talent, strength
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2023.05.24 21:18 Joadzilla Tina Turner: legendary rock’n’roll singer dies aged 83

Turner, who initially found fame in a turbulent musical partnership, became one of the biggest acts in the world as a solo artist and one of the defining pop icons of the 1980s
Tina Turner, the pioneering rock’n’roll star who became a pop behemoth in the 1980s, has died aged age of 83 after a long illness.
She had suffered ill health in recent years, being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant in 2017.
Turner affirmed and amplified Black women’s formative stake in rock’n’roll, defining that era of music to the extent that Mick Jagger admitted to taking inspiration from her high-kicking, energetic live performances for his stage persona. After two decades of working with her abusive husband, Ike Turner, she struck out alone and – after a few false starts – became one of the defining pop icons of the 1980s with the album Private Dancer. Her life was chronicled in three memoirs, a biopic, a jukebox musical, and in 2021, the acclaimed documentary film, Tina.
In a statement on Wednesday night, a representative said: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”
In 2018, scholar Daphne A Brooks wrote for the Guardian: “Turner’s musical character has always been a charged combination of mystery as well as light, melancholy mixed with a ferocious vitality that often flirted with danger.”
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November 1939 and raised in Nutbush, Tennessee, where she recalled picking cotton with her family as a child. She sang in the tiny town’s church choir, and as a teenager talked – or rather, sang – her way into Ike’s band in St Louis: he had declined her request to join until he heard her seize the microphone during a Kings of Rhythm performance for a rendition of BB King’s You Know I Love You.
After her vocal talents became apparent, Ike gave her the name Tina Turner – and trademarked it in case she left him and he wanted to replace her in his act. He quickly became abusive: when Turner tried to leave the group early on after having got a sense of his mercurial character, he hit her with a wooden shoe stretcher.
“My relationship with Ike was doomed the day he figured out I was going to be his moneymaker,” Turner wrote in her 2018 biography My Love Story. “He needed to control me, economically and psychologically, so I could never leave him.”
She made her recorded debut under the name with the Ike and Tina Turner single A Fool in Love in July 1960, which broke the US Top 30 and started a run of respectable chart success. But it was their live performances that made them a sensation. Ike toured the Ike and Tina Turner Revue aggressively on the Chitlin’ Circuit – including in front of desegregated audiences, such was their commercial power. In 1964, they signed to Warner Bros imprint Loma Records, which released their first album to chart: Live! The Ike & Tina Turner Show.
In the second half of the 60s, the duo were courted by many of rock’s biggest names. Phil Spector produced the 1966 single River Deep – Mountain High; they supported the Rolling Stones in the UK and later the US, and stars including David Bowie, Sly Stone, Cher, Elvis Presley and Elton John came to their Las Vegas residency.
They were a chart-making, Grammy-winning force in the 1970s – a run that came to an end when Turner left Ike, who had been consistently violent and unfaithful, in 1976. Her last single with the group was Baby, Get It On, from the 1975 film adaptation of the Who’s rock opera Tommy, in which she starred as Acid Queen, a character of the same name of her second solo album.
In the divorce, finalised in 1978, Turner came away with just two cars and the rights to her stage name. “Ike fought a little bit because he knew what I would do with it,” she said in the documentary Tina.
Turner, who had already released two solo records continued pursuing a solo career, though it would take until she released her fifth album, 1984’s Private Dancer, for her to supplant the old image of the shimmying rock’n’roller – and escape premature relegation to the oldies circuit – with one of a powerful, mullet-sporting, leather-clad pop icon.
In the documentary Tina, she described Private Dancer as her debut. “I don’t consider it a comeback,” she said. “Tina had never arrived.”
Turner credited Buddhism and particularly the practice of chanting with positively affecting her life in the 1980s. Outside music, she starred in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome opposite Mel Gibson in 1985. She published her first memoir, the global bestseller I, Tina, in 1986, which was later adapted in to the 1993 film What’s Love Got to Do With It? starring Angela Bassett as Turner. In 1995, she sang the theme tune to the James Bond film GoldenEye.
Turner announced her retirement in 2000, a year after releasing her final solo album, Twenty Four Seven, though she would return to the stage in 2008, performing at the Grammy awards with Beyoncé, and for a final tour to mark 50 years of her career.
That was conclusively the end. “I was just tired of singing and making everybody happy,” she told the New York Times in 2019. “That’s all I’d ever done in my life.”
Turner collaborated on the musical Tina with Phyllida Lloyd, which premiered in 2018 and won Laurence Olivier and Tony awards for its respective West End and Broadway runs. “This musical is not about my stardom,” Turner said of the production. “It is about the journey I took to get there. Each night I want audiences to take away from the theatre that you can turn poison into medicine.”
Turner often said she did not relate to the “invincible” persona that others put on her. “I don’t necessarily want to be a ‘strong’ person,” she told the New York Times. “I had a terrible life. I just kept going. You just keep going, and you hope that something will come.”
In 2020, a remix of her 1984 hit What’s Love Got to Do With It? by the Norwegian producer Kygo made Turner the first artist to have a UK Top 40 hit in seven consecutive decades. In 2021, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, 30 years after Ike and Tina Turner’s induction.
Turner is survived by her second husband, German music executive Erwin Bach. They married in July 2013 after 27 years together and lived in Switzerland. In 2013, Turner renounced her US citizenship to become a Swiss citizen.
Her first child, Craig Raymond Turner, died in July 2018. Last year, Turner said that following her other son Ronnie’s death at the age of 62 that he “left the world far too early”. She is survived by two of Ike Turner’s sons, Ike Turner Jr and Michael Turner, whom she adopted.
In 2020, Turner told the Guardian that despite having some serious health problems, the last 10 years of her life had embodied her ideal vision of happiness.
“True and lasting happiness comes from having an unshakeable, hopeful spirit that can shine, no matter what,” she said. “That’s what I’ve achieved, and it is my greatest wish to help others become truly happy as well.”
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2023.05.24 07:30 SketchyMcGee2023 This is my Minnie Mae as a puppy.

Here Minnie Mae @ 9 weeks old. And another of her now @ 7 years old.
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2023.05.23 15:10 blackkettle Five Week Trip Report: April-May; Kansai, Kanto; Previous long-term resident family


We are a family of three. I previously lived in Japan for about 10 years. My wife is Japanese from the Kansai region, and we have a 6 year old son born and raised abroad, but who speaks/reads/writes Japanese at a native or near-native level for his age. My wife and son traveled back to Osaka several times during Covid, but I did not join them due to the additional logistics requirements at the time, and the sense that it would not be particularly enjoyable. Prior to covid we would typically spend about 4-5 weeks a year in Japan, but this was our first long day-in-the-life trip together in the past four years.
It was a phenomenal trip, and I wanted share what we did. Our trip is probably a little bit unconventional compared to most of the reports here as we all speak Japanese and are very familiar with Japan having lived there for quite some time in the past. Our main goals for our trip were to provide our son with immersion opportunities, to meet family, and to visit with old friends. We lived for many years in both Osaka and Tokyo and I have relatives in Shizuoka. We also love craft beer, games, and quirky museums; I think our trip itinerary reflects all of this.

General Pre-trip Preparation:

Our son is a second-year kindergartener in Zurich, Switzerland, but he also speaks Japanese and attends a Japanese school part time. He's very outgoing and enjoys new adventures (probably because we have been dragging him around to San Diego or Osaka almost every year for most of his life). This year we thought it would be interesting if he could experience a real Japanese elementary school during our stay. To this end about 2 months before we left, my wife contacted the local elementary school near her parents house in Osaka and inquired about the possibility of doing a short 'study abroad' (体験留学) at some point during our stay. To our surprise she received a prompt reply from the school principal, who was very enthusiastic about the prospect, and happy to arrange all the details upon our arrival. Apparently he had previously worked at an international school and had a very positive outlook on this sort of interaction. Final details were to be determined on site in a short family interview in order to get a sense of our son's Japanese ability and disposition.
We typically spend our long-term stays with our relatives but this time we decided to break our trip up into several stages: Osaka at Home, Osaka at Large, Return to Tokyo, Shizuoka, Osaka at home. The remainder of the report is broken up accordingly.

Part 1: Osaka-at-Home I.

The first week we flew in to Osaka KIX from Zurich via Seoul, and took the Hello Kitty Express :-) directly into Umeda where we met up with family and went straight to a Yakiniku experience at Yakiniku Toraji on the B2 floor of the Lucua building at Umeda. At first we planned to make the journey home to drop off our luggage but after we realized that the airport express now drops you off at essentially the Lucua B1, we decided to just head straight to dinner. Needless to say, it was epic. We grabbed some bread and pastries for the following morning and headed home with mom and dad.
Masks; Even on first arrival it was clear that we made the right decision to come after the covid restrictions finally lifted. Everything was open, and people were out. Roughly 90+% of people were still wearing masks everywhere, but this percentage steadily declined over the duration of our stay to, I would say, 65%-70% by the time we left on May 20th. We chose not to wear them, and my MIL/FIL were also not wearing them. At no point during the trip did I feel there was any concern about this in either direction. Anyone traveling in the near future should feel completely free to go whichever way you prefer.
During the first week we sorted out our jet lag, and spent a lot of time roaming around conbinis and the supermarkets remembering all the little delicious nothings that Japan has to offer. We stayed with mom and dad in Ebie, Fukushima, right on Yodogawa. This is about 5 min bike ride from Nodahanshin station, and 10-15min ride to Fukushima station or Umeda. We made all these rides many times during our stay! We made some mellow probing adventures:
Prepaid SIMs. I still have to answer emails and typically work on-and-off during these trips. One of the reasons we are able to do it is because I work in IT. This means it's always important to get a good prepaid SIM. On my last visit, four years ago I was able to find a great deal on a prepaid SIM at Yodobashi in Umeda, so one of my first orders of business was to repeat that experience this time. However after discussing with the sales and purchasing a SIM with 50GB for 1mo @ Y8000, I found out that it did not permit tethering. This was stated as a 'possibility' in the fine print and when I asked at purchase time the sales person said they couldn't guarantee it but thought it should work. I gambled and lost. This was quite annoying given the main purpose of purchasing a high volume prepaid SIM was for tethering to my laptop. Anyway as a result I discovered the eSIM tech which was also supported by my iPhone 14. I ended up buying another eSIM plan using Ubigi and this worked great and supported tethering without issue throughout my trip. It also worked great for our short return stop in South Korea. I'll never go back to prepaid physical SIMs and I still cannot believe that Docomo is still blocking tethering in 2023. Completely ridiculous.
Exercise: I am an avid swimmer and cyclist. Since we typically stay for around 1 month I like to be able to continue my swim workouts while we are in Japan. Cycling isn't a problem since we end up biking and walking all over the country anyway. I always join the Konami Sports Club network for 1 month as a regular member the first day we arrive. They provide a bunch of different plans and most of the Type III and Type IV gyms in the network have a 25SCM lap pool. If you join the network you can use any of facilities anywhere in the country, which is great if you spend time in more than one city. The Type III and Type IV facilities all have really great bath house areas as well, with multiple sento-style baths and usually a big sauna. You need to make sure that you join and quit on the same day (or at least in the same week) so that your membership will be properly cancelled at the end of the first billing cycle. This might be tough if you don't speak Japanese well, but if you do the staff is super accommodating and will definitely help you make it happen. In addition to the exercise, one thing I really like about doing this is that it gives me another day-in-the-life experience; it's like living there again; doing things that locals do. The Kitahama facility in Osaka is particularly nice; It's a new one and it's my favorite.
Internet Cafes: I worked on and off during the trip and usually do work days at local internet cafes. The three I liked best during this trip were:
Cycling: We keep a couple of momma-charis at my in-laws place, including one with a kid-seat on the back. We did plenty of riding and my son loves the unique-to-him experience of riding on the back of the bike. We considered getting him his own bike this year, but eventually decided against it due to the complex traffic. Osaka is pretty easy to get around in by bicycle in terms of terrain - there are very few hills in the city proper, however the traffic is a little bit gnarly. Midosuji street is a great example of this. It runs in a mostly straight line from Umeda/Osaka station, across Oebashi and Yodobashi past Osaka city hall, and down through Dotonbori to Namba. It's a cool little ride if you have the time and inclination and it is mostly flat. It runs only in one direction for most of this length however many Japanese cyclists seem to not be aware of this fact. I was surprised/amazed/terrified by how many people I encountered riding against the flow of traffic on this quite busy street. Plenty of mama-charis with kids on back as well. It's pretty chaotic and not for the faint of heart! That said I enjoy the rides and the people watching and the adventure that a little chaos can provide as long as you keep your eyes open.
As I mentioned, we love craft beer, and we particularly love Hazy IPAs in all their various forms. We made it a point in this trip to explore this aspect of Japan as it seems to have really exploded in popularity since our last visit. We followed (hazy_mmy)[https://www.instagram.com/hazy_mmy/?hl=en] for some great ideas outside the brewpubs.
We wrapped up this mini pub crawl with a walk through the Kitahama/Yodoyabashi area in the evening. This is more of business district but it actually has some interesting novel historical sites. There are a number of cool Meiji Era buildings with large explanatory placards. These are predominantly in Japanese and maybe a bit obscure, and you also won't be able to enter most of them, but if you are into this sort of thing it's can be a fun bonus. I'm guessing google translate in photo mode can get you most of the way through the placards:
there are a bunch more, these just happen to be the ones that caught our eye as we passed by on our mini pub crawl.

Part 2. Osaka-at-Large

We spent roughly our first two weeks in Osaka, but in order to get a change of pace and give our family a break, we opted to spend the second week in an apartment-hotel near Umeda. This was a great decision and a lot of fun. We were able to host friends, had even better access to Umeda and could relax and enjoy the city from a fresh angle.
We spent 7 nights in the rooftop luxury suite at Minn Kita Umeda and it was epic. My wife booked this about 6 months in advance and it was worth every last yen. The room was spacious and quiet with two large comfy beds. The bathroom included a deep Japanese style bath. There is a large rooftop deck with a jacuzzi overlooking Lucua/Umeda/Osaka station. This view at night was phenomenal. At present there is also a ton of highrise construction going on behind Grand Front which my son got a kick out of (and me too). The apartment has a large kitchen and living room space as well, and we used it to host some visits from friends.
I ended up working most of this week so we only managed one major adventure.

Part 3. Return to Tokyo

For our third week we returned to Tokyo to visit old haunts and old friends, and take in the even bigger city. We headed up early on the Nozomi shinkansen after checking out of the Minn. We bought bento in Shin Osaka station and our son picked out a shinkansen shaped Ekiben box to bring back for school lunches.
We previously lived for about 7 years in Jiyugaoka, and planned to spend time there meeting friends, but we decided to stay in an area we were less familiar with in order to get a fresh perspective on the city. We spent 6 nights at the Blossom Hotel Hibiya which is about 5 min walk from Shimbashi station. It's a highrise with the hotel on the top. We had a room facing Tokyo Tower with a great view. The rooms themselves were clean and comfy with the external wall composed of a single huge bay window. The city scape was amazing night and day.
I ended up having to put out fires at work again during this week even though I had tried to take it off, and this put a little bit of a damper on some exploration plans, but we still managed to see all our friends and make a go of the time. Also since we already spent almost 10 years in Tokyo altogether, we didn't feel nearly as pressured to check out multiple tourist sites and focused on eating, drinking, and meeting with friends.
Tokyo is overflowing with great craft beer these days!

Part 4. Shizuoka

After our stay in Tokyo we started making our way back to Osaka for the last segment of our trip. On the way stopped off in Mishima for one night to visit my relatives. Here we stayed at the Toyoko-Inn Fujisan Mishima-eki. This is a no frills spot but it had nice clean, quiet rooms and a surprisingly good breakfast buffet. We wandered around Mishima in the afternoon then had a big Yakiniku family dinner with my relatives at Anrakutei Yakiniku. I tried Horumon for the first time and actually enjoyed it!
The next day we headed to Mochimune for one of our long planned trip highlights:
It rained heavily in the evening and all through the night, but this made for a fun trip to the nearby 7-Eleven, and a good excuse to just hang out and tap the keg while watching Doraemon reruns on the big screen TV in the room. In the morning the weather had cleared up so we took a long walk on the beach which is just a few minutes from the hotel. The walk from the hotel back to Mochimune station is also quite nice if the weather permits. Truly amazing experience. Also requires booking several months in advance.
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2023.05.22 08:13 WheresMyEditButton Scenic Sequel

Okay so the ”Scenic Route Collection“ I linked to last time only had three CYOAs, of which there are now “4 1/2.” The newest is called Bioroid.
It takes place in the same “universe” as Holy Savior “Don’t Call Me That.” However, he never purchased Bio-Roid Cultivation Tanks. Two Biomatter Cultivators, one “in storage” on New Taskiim, but remember that the Akaton-Class Corvette was one of the smaller ships. The only reason he was able to get a Mining Drone Forge and Refinery was that he found the Karenina Convergence. The Original forgeworld let him add modules above and beyond the usual limits. However, the description of Bio-Roid Cultivation Tanks in Scenic Route (01)
mentions that Amos knows a guy who used the module to clone Mae West.
I’m going to call them “Adam West,” not because I think TV’s Batman would act anything like that, but because I find the reference funny. Dr. Frankenstein named his monster “Adam,” and it is a common name for clones and “first members of a new race of men.” Adam “I understood that reference“ West was the guy Amos started hanging out with after leaving Belladonia. He was grateful for the rescue, but his friend was heading back to New Taskiim, and Amos was a bit tired of “religion.”
He waved at the celebration held in honor of his rescue. His friend sent a message with the good news, and also instructions for something called a “barbecue.” Flipping burgers, drinking beer, playing horseshoes, it wasn’t half bad. There were way too many people, and the grillmaster had four arms, but he put up with it for the sake of the giant robot in the parking lot.
Algernon came by to swap stories. He was better at explaining who the Kaftianian Divinity were without offending any of the twelve. He had been around enough to understand the fictions their priests were currently enforcing and what little truth he could get away with. Amos only saw three, Belladonia, Algernon, and Phosia was sneaking around pretending not to be at the BBQ. Algernon did a good job making the other nine seem all-knowing without technically telling any lies. Amos had a begrudging respect, but could barely follow the story of his own adventure. He had a few of the beers he was on his way to enjoy when he met Belladonia in that bar, said he was heading back that way for some hangover cure.
Belladonia liked the human coffee, but Amos thought the Taskiim might need something a little more potent. They were seven something feet tall, but they were the meditative types more used to drinking tea than hard liquor. It’d take him a little while to get back, but a first hangover is educational in teaching new drinkers their limits. Hangover cures for their second time drinking helped them learn balance, but all the sage advice in the universe can’t teach faster than painful experience.
In the morning, Belladonia was introduced to a human custom. They had their churches, devoted to the one God that “Aymost“ spoke of, but also “discussion time.” It often included coffee, which is what Belladonia was really there for. The black liquid soothed her hangover with sugar and cream. The purpose of the discussion group was not “to find the right answer,” but to hear different perspectives. The church Holy Savior was born to members of was centuries old, survived the rise and fall of civilizations back on his homeworld. It needed to be translated into modern language, which was a delicate process. Even the word ”religion” meant different things to different people, so the church back home focused on the “relationship” the all-knowing God wanted with his people.
For example, he knew in advance the guilt someone would feel after they did something bad. He gave people rules to stop them from experiencing the worst guilt, but also spoke of forgiveness. It is actually difficult for people to forgive themselves, especially if they set high standards for themselves without fully understanding who they really are. Innocent children are innocent enough to know they have not given into “human weaknesses,” but may mistakenly believe they will stay innocent. Some parents would prefer that, but trusting them to practice sports instead of slacking off, they may find they become “poor sports.” The lose against other players who practiced more, and lash out because they are secretly angry at themselves for their lack of ability. “Good sports” are gracious in both victory and defeat, because those who do their best have an equal chance of winning and plenty of chances in the future to play again.
If Belladonia had not been so hungover, she might have said something. A Kaftianian able to warp reality does not have “an equal chance of winning” a game with a mortal. Kaftianians also don’t talk about “weaknesses” without stealthily insulting someone at the table with them. This discussion group was different, the discussion was about self-reflection and finding ways to improve. No one looked at her for weakness, they focused inward where true strength came from.
Their strengths could also be weaknesses if applied wrong, the Taskiim were peaceful even when war came to them. They had tried human sports, Amos’ favorite games resembled ritualized violence. The stories he told, of players pushing their bodies to the limit, both inspired and frightened them. They avoided war, but they also did not ”play hard,” which the human Bible said could be ”sloth.”
The Holy Savior was quick to point out that it was merely “signs of sloth.” The Taskiim could recognize it, and reflect on whether they would regret not playing in the future. The athletes who went beyond their body’s limits gained chronic injuries that caused them daily pain, in addition to preventing them from playing even casual games. Such was their love of the game that they never regretted their decision, thinking back on their glory days fondly. An athlete who did not train might only last half of the game, then sit on the sidelines both tired and frustrated while others played. A good sport would support their teammates, but would also train so that they could play the game to the end with no regrets.
Belladonia heard this applied to the Holy Savior’s rescue of the Taskiim. If he had not intervened, they would have ended the war in regret. Win or loser they would have become warlike and lost their culture. Now the Templars trained to hold onto what it meant to be Taskiim even as they trained for war. The human waved away such talk, though Belladonia wondered whether she would be able to do something like that…
There were sports on their homeworld that the Kaftianian couldn’t see any of the Divinity playing together. They all knew the rules, but they were not a “team.” Strange how sitting around drinking coffee and talking about the human bible could put her own life in perspective. She went to where Phosia was hiding and doing a poor job of it. The Taskiim asked if they would like a private room to discuss things almost as soon as she confronted her.
The mining drones had sent back enough metal to make an entire room glitter in silver and gold hues. Phosia wrinkled her nose at the place, but even she had to admit it would do. She lounged on a pile of “coins,” no inscription or anything on them, just flat circular pieces to give the impression of “treasure.” Belladonia sat in a golden chair, because she wanted to have a serious discussion with her ”teammate.”
Coins are nice because they give you something to play with when you’re pretending not to listen. Pick them up, let them slide from your hands like sands through an hourglass. Flipping them was a bit pointless with nothing on ”heads or tails,” but she didn’t need help deciding. Belladonia had changed, that much was obvious. Their immortal life had been sort of empty, and while she seemed a little sad, Phosia didn’t know what to do about it. She seemed happier now, not smiling and certainly not at Phosia, but she looked more like the nice girl in the lab who tried to make her believe the experiments were going to help everyone. Phosia had already decided to support her, whatever she had decided.
That didn’t mean she had to like it! Amos wasn’t coming back, and she was peevish enough to say so. That hurt Belladonia, but it didn’t really change things. She suspected Amos needed some time away, and when he came back they would be… casual. It wasn’t quite ”the friend zone,” but it was so near and yet so far like that. They were different enough that any relationship would take a lot of work, but she believed in the work she was doing now regardless of any relationship to Amos.
Phosia supported her. She didn’t even need to hear the plan, and to be honest Belladonia didn’t have one yet. She just needed Phosia to avoid any “preemptive strikes” against other teams they may or may not play against. It was… ”strategic,“ but hard to plan around the enemies Phosia might make in the process.
Amos was heading to “The Yard.”
The “one half” of the ”four and a half” CYOAs completed so far. His buddy West was helping set up planetary governments with Bioroid helpers. Amos had a Combat Drone Manufactory to help out in certain places. If his friend were to be completely honest, the clones of Mae West could be a bit “distracting.” After Algernon, this kind of euphemism was refreshing for Amos. They talked like hard drinking men from a less politically correct time in Earth‘s history.
Phosia eavesdropped just long enough to be offended, which honestly wasn’t that long. She thought the Bioroids needed a dose of “strong independent woman” to put these men in their place. That was how Mae “the Main Character” West was born in the crèche.
In a way, these were “the other teams” in the game Belladonia was playing. She could be a goddess to the Bioroids as easily as the… “mortal” had been to the Taskiim. She struggled to find a word to express what she felt about the upstart who dared to meddle in things above his station, to lure Belladonia into changing her ways, but settled for adding all the venom she felt after meeting generations of mortals and wiping out many for lesser offenses into this one insignificant insect. Soon she would squash them, but back to her original point any of the governments could exile these ground forces and let Belladonia help them as the “mortal” had the Falamiri.
Creating a disaster would be much faster. Belladonia was learning from the discussion group that letting people “meander” let them get to the point in a much more powerful way. Phosia could tell her they did nothing wrong, and the book said she could be redeemed, but hearing these Taskiim talk about mistakes they had made her feel surrounded by people who felt as bad about their past as she did and welcomed by them.
They hadn’t done what she did, not that she was ready to share. However, they had lost their planet and that makes people prone to “addiction.” Their culture was so peaceful that they had to be taught war, telling them what she had done would require explaining to much. They didn’t have the ability to do what she did, but they were guilty of some of the worst things they were capable of. They had lost their world, but saved the people, and with the Biomatter cultivators had many of the delicacies. They tried to “fill the void“ with people, in a way that wasn’t fair to them. Using time with them to escape from reality…
The Holy Savior spoke a word, “yandere.” It was not a word in the human Bible. He spoke of things, breaking someone’s legs so that they could not run away. Of locking them in a basement, or hurting the other people in their life so they would spend more time with you. The Taskiim had never gone through with it, never acted on the emotion, but it sounded like what they were trying to express. The violence of the emotion scared them long before they knew the word.
Most were just here to talk about the sin of “gluttony.” The food of home “filled the void“ in the same way, but eating too much had consequences. Stomach aches, but the Taskiim were learning more about the dangers of obesity as their understanding of medicine advanced. They tried to “go without,” but the sky above and the planet they were standing on kept reminding them they weren’t on Taskiim. “Close your eyes and smell the food.”
There were people in the discussion group who were good cooks. They liked making food for the people they cared about, liked having them dependent on them. Their cooking “filled the void,” they were happy to be the one to fill the void for others, but the recognized the ”yandere” tendencies creeping in. To keep “enabling” their eating habits was not good, but it gave them control over someone else in a universe where they were powerless to save their own planet.
Belladonia almost laughed, but stifled herself. It was ridiculous that these people could be “monsters” while baking cookies and having tea with friends. She had wiped out civilizations, why did she feel such a sense of belonging here? Their crimes were nothing compared to hers, but the guilt they felt was somehow the same? The Holy Savior, the one who used his spaceship to rescue civilizations, told them everyone makes mistakes.
The Bible he showed to them had a word called “blasphemy.” He was not the one true God of the Bible, and letting the Taskiim treat him like they did had turned better men than he was into arrogant tyrants. Saving the Taskiim had let him feel like he was in control, during a time of his life when he had been abducted far from a planet he might never see again. He worried about enabling Taskiim, not just their eating habits. Belladonia knew that he’d been fighting the same emotions that had been behind her worst actions, even the ones she hadn’t told him about. Telling him to forgive himself was easy, hearing him tell you to forgive yourself was harder.
Somehow it was the same burden they all shared.
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2023.05.18 17:01 Meghar Taskmaster - S15E08 - 100% Bosco - Discussion

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2023.05.17 07:03 jornyhail CYOA Collection #1

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2023.05.17 07:00 jornyhail CYOA: The Monster Next Door

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2023.05.15 23:35 Nemacolin 1980s Mass Killings in the US

Mass killings in the United States, 2009
Four or more dead (Suicides Indicated by an asterisk)
By a single killer (The killer is charged or would have been charged had he lived.)
Minors cannot generally be held legally liable for a murder or homicide. Such cases are included here with an annotation.
By any criminal means
The editor aims to include all cases. This leads to a presumption to publish. I welcome corrections and additions.
8 January 1980 Dade County FL, 4 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b1/bolender-bernard.htm)
14 January 1980 Vandenburgh County IN, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w1/wallace-donald-ray.htm)
3 February 2018 EL Paso TX, 5 killed (shot) (https://www.caller.com/story/news/local/texas/state-bureau/2018/05/18/mass-shootings-texas-history/623798002/)
22 June 1980, Daingerfield TX, 5 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daingerfield_church_shooting)
21 July 1980 Coraopolis PA 5 Killed (shot) (https://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/08/20/The-closest-friend-in-the-Army-of-accused-snipe1977367128000/)
3 August 1980 El Paso TX 5 killed (shot) (https://www.caller.com/story/news/local/texas/state-bureau/2018/05/18/mass-shootings-texas-history/623798002/)
20 September 1980 Olathe KS, 6 killed (bomb) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/crump-danny.htm)
23 October 1980 Saint Louis County MO, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b1/byrd-maurice-oscar.htm)
27 November 1980 Reno NV, 6 killed (vehicular homicide) (http://murderpedia.org/female.F/f/ford-priscilla.htm)
22 December 1980 Manhattan NY, 6 killed (stabbed) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Christopher)
3 January 1981 Delmar IA, 7 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/gilbert-james-gene.htm)
10 February 1981 Las Vegas NV, 10 killed (arson) (http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/fire/Pages/LasVegasHiltonFire1981.aspx)
11 April 1981 Keddie CA, 5 killed (stabbing) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keddie_murders) unsolved
2 May 1981 Clinton MD, 6 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
3 May 1981 Anchorage AK 5 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_L._Meach)
7 May 1981 Salem OR, 4 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(Americas))
28 June 1981 Bayou Blue Lafourche Parish LA 5 killed (arson) (https://www.nytimes.com/1981/09/01/us/suspect-held-in-fatal-fire.html)
1 July 1981 Los Angeles CA, 4 killed (beaten) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderland_murders) unsolved
6 July 1981 Syracuse NY, 7 killed (arson) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
16 August 1981 Allen KY 5 killed (shot) (https://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/10/16/A-gunman-burst-into-an-auto-parts-store-Friday/9402372052800/)
21 August 1981 Indianapolis IN, 6 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
14 March 1982 Mineola NY, 9* killed (vehicular homicide) (http://www.gendisasters.com/new-york/23984/mineola-long-island-ny-train-van-collision-mar-1982) (New York Times New York 1982-03-15 )
3 May 1982 Anchorage AK 4 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_L._Meach)
2 July 1982 Thompson Falls MT 6* killed (shot) (AP Wire 4 July 1982 AM Cycle)
7 August 1982 Craig AK, 8 killed (multiple) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(Americas)) Unsolved
9 August 1982 Grand Prairie TX 6 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Felton_Parish) NB these two are not duplicates.
10 August 1982 Tarrant County TX 5 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.r1/robison-larry.htm)
20 August 1982, Miami FL, 8 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Robert_Brown)
6 September 1982 Noyes Island AK 8 killed (shot?) (https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/dean-kahn/article73433607.html) Unsolved
25 September 1982 Wilkes-Barre PA, 13 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/banks-george.htm)
SeptembeOctober 1982 Chicagoland IL, 7 killed (poisoned) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Tylenol_murders) Unsolved. May or may not have been one killer in one event.
7/8 November 1982 Paso Robles CA, 7 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(Americas)) (Suicide may not have been in the same ‘emotional event” but is counted here.)
8 November 1982 Biloxi MS, 27 killed (arson) (http://gendisasters.com/mississippi/4104/biloxi%2C-ms-prison-fire-kills-27-inmates%2C-nov-1982)
==1983== 18 January 1983 Aplington IA, 5 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/female.F/f/franken-ethel-mae.htm)
18 February 1983 Seattle WA 13 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.N/n/ng-benjamin.htm)
1 March 1983 McCarthy AK, 6 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hastings-louis.htm)
4 June 1983 San Bernardino CA, 4 killed (stabbed) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/cooper-kevin.htm)
1 July 1983 Harris County TX, 4 killed (stabbed) (http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w1/wilkerson-richard-james.htm)
6 September 1982 Blaine AK, 8 killed (shot) (http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/dean-kahn/article73433607.html)
8 October 1983 Grayson County TX, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/bower-lester-leroy.htm)
11 October 1983 College Station TX, 6 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(Americas))
8 December 1983 Grayson County TX 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/bonner-william-ray.htm)
==1984== 17 May 1984 Manley Hot Spring AK 9 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Silka)
15 April 1984 East New York NY, 10 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Sunday_massacre_(homicide))
29 June 1984 Dallas TX, 6 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/belachheb.htm)
18 July 1984 San Ysidro CA, 21 killed (shot) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Ysidro_McDonald%27s_massacre)
24 July 1984 Hot Springs AR 5* killed (shot) (https://www.upi.com/Archives/1984/07/25/A-gunman-who-killed-four-people-and-wounded-anothe3627459576000/)
25 August 1984 Etowah County AL, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f1/fortenberry-thomas.htm)
31 August 1984 Los Angeles CA, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/cox-tiequon.htm)
10 October 1984 South Pasadena CA 4 killed (arson) (http://murderpedia.org/male.O/o/orr-john-leonard.htm)
18 October 1984 Paterson NJ, 15 killed (arson) (https://www.patersonfirehistory.com/alexander-hamilton-hotel.html)
18 October 1984 Evansville IN 7 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
28 January 1985 Reading PA 4 killed (arson) (http://www.wfmz.com/news/berks/man-re-sentenced-for-1985-fire-that-killed-4-at-reading-y/659511979)
16 March 1985 South Connellsville PA 5* killed (shot) (New York Times 17 March 1985 p. 26:6)
30 June 1985 Orange County FL, 4 killed (stabbed) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/correll-jerry-william.htm)
4 December 1985 Los Angeles CA 4 killed (arson) (unsolved) (http://articles.latimes.com/1985-12-05/news/mn-875_1_arson-caused)
15 December 1985 Springfield MA, 5 killed (arson) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/carter-clarence-1.htm)
24 December 1985 Seattle WA, 4 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lewis_Rice)
30 May 1985 Mono County CA, 21 killed (vehicular homicide) (Driver Charged in 21 Tour Bus Crash Deaths - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com))
4 or 5 January 1986 San Luis Obispo CA, 4 killed (beaten/strangulation) (https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/crime/article39116337.html)( https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2020/05/01/13-99004.pdf)
17 May 1986 Colorado Springs CO, 6 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.A/a/archibeque-gilbert.htm)
20 August 1986, Edmond OK, 15* killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmond_post_office_shooting)
9 September 1986 Salina County MO 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.r1/reese-donald.htm)
8 December 1986 Oakland CA, 6 killed (shot) (https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/05/26/the-bay-areas-deadliest-mass-shootings/)
13 December 1986 Columbia County NY, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/gates-wyley.htm) killer was 17 years old
4 January 1987 Chase MD 16 killed (DWI/train wreck) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987_Maryland_train_collision)
23 April 1987 Palm Bay FL, 6 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/cruse-william.htm)
12 July 1987 Tacoma WA, 8 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
15 September 1987 Amherst County VA 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b1/buchanan-douglas.htm
25 September 1987 Elkland MI, 7 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(familicides_in_the_United_States))
18 November 1987 Ina IL ,4 killed (multiple) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dardeen_family_homicides) unsolved
7 December 1987 Over San Luis Obispo CA, 43* Killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/burke-david.htm)
13 December 1987 Oklahoma City OK, 6 killed (shot) (http://newsok.com/article/2208864)
22 December 1987 Russellville AR 7 killed (multiple) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Gene_Simmons) This is a complex event. The killer slaughtered 16 people but only 7 in one emotional event. Count it as you like.
26 December 1987 Dover AR 7 killed (multiple) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Gene_Simmons)
30 December 1987 Algona IA, 7 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/dreesman-robert.htm)
7 January 1988 Laclede ID 5* killed (No information) (UPI Wire “Man Who Killed Family was Despondant (sic) Says Suicide Note 9 January 1988 BC Cycle)
16 February 1988, Sunnyvale CA, 7 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Farley)
18 February 1988 Rochester MN 4 killed (beaten) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/brom-david-francis.htm)
21 March 1988 Springfield OR, 4 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurston_High_School_shooting)
15 April 1988 Bexar County TX 4 killed (stabbed) (http://murderpedia.org/male.N/n1/narvaiz-leopoldo.htm)
14 May 1988 Carrol County KY, 27 killed (DWI/Vehicular Homicide) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrollton_bus_collision) Deadliest DWI in US history
8 June 1988 Makapuu, HI 5 killed (vehicular homicide) (http://archives.starbulletin.com/1999/12/08/news/whatever.html)
17 July 1988, Winston-Salem NC, 4 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Salisbury_Road_shooting)
20 September 1988 Escambia County FL, 4 killed (stabbed) (http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/williams-ronald-lee.htm)
22 September 1988 Chicago IL 4 killed (shot) (https://www.nytimes.com/1988/09/23/us/chicago-man-kills-4-and-wounds-2-before-dying-in-a-shootout.html)
19 December 1988 Parker County TX, 4 killed (vehicular homicide /DWI) (https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/crime/article247893935.html)
17 January 1989 Stockton CA, 6* killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Elementary_School_shooting_(Stockton)#Perpetrator) School shooting
3 February 1989 Lake County IN 4 killed (stabbed) (http://murderpedia.org/male.roark-dennis-ray.htm)
20 February 1989 Shenandoah County VA, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.E/e1/eaton-dennis-wayne.htm)
14 April 1989 Sonoma County CA, 7 killed (multiple) (13 December 1986 Columbia County NY, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/gates-wyley.htm) killer was 17 years old)
10 August 1989 Escondido CA 4* killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.T/t/taylor-john-merlin.htm)
14 September 1989, Louisville KY 9* killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Gravure_shooting)
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2023.05.13 20:31 Modena89 [Megathread] Eurovision Song Contest 2023 - Serata FINALE

Buonasera! Serata finale!
Dove guardare
In TV su Rai 1, quindi anche in streaming da RaiPlay.
Diretta Youtube
Quando guardare
La finale inizia oggi alle 21:00.
Per l'Italia gareggia Marco Mengoni con "Due vite", canzone vincitrice di Sanremo 2023 che però per l'Eurovision verrà proposta in versione ridotta dato che il regolamento della gara prevede una lunghezza massima delle canzoni.
E' possibile ascoltare tutte le 26 canzoni in gara stasera tramite Youtube.
Se invece volete ascoltare tutte le canzoni in gara (anche quelle eliminate) potete usare questa playlist Youtube, oppure c'è anche su Spotify
I conduttori saranno Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham, Julia Sanina, Graham Norton.
  1. 🇦🇹 Austria - Teya and Salena con "Who the Hell Is Edgar?" cantata in inglese
  2. 🇵🇹 Portogallo - Mimicat con "Ai coração" cantata in portoghese
  3. 🇨🇭 Svizzera - Remo Forrer con "Watergun" cantata in inglese
  4. 🇵🇱 Polonia - Blanka con "Solo" cantata in inglese
  5. 🇷🇸 Serbia - Luke Black con "Samo mi se spava" (Само ми се спава) cantata in serbo, inglese
  6. 🇫🇷 Francia - La Zarra con "Évidemment" cantata in francese
  7. 🇨🇾 Cipro - Andrew Lambrou con "Break a Broken Heart" cantata in inglese
  8. 🇪🇸 Spagna - Blanca Paloma con "Eaea" cantata in spagnolo
  9. 🇸🇪 Svezia - Loreen con "Tattoo" cantata in inglese
  10. 🇦🇱 Albania - Albina and Familja Kelmendi con "Duje" cantata in albanese
  11. 🇮🇹 Italia - Marco Mengoni con "Due vite" cantata in italiano
  12. 🇪🇪 Estonia - Alika con "Bridges" cantata in inglese
  13. 🇫🇮 Finlandia - Käärijä con "Cha Cha Cha" cantata in finlandese
  14. 🇨🇿 Repubblica Ceca - Vesna con "My Sister's Crown" cantata in inglese, ucraino, ceco, bulgaro
  15. 🇦🇺 Australia - Voyager con "Promise" cantata in inglese
  16. 🇧🇪 Belgio - Gustaph con "Because of You" cantata in inglese
  17. 🇦🇲 Armenia - Brunette con "Future Lover" cantata in inglese, armeno
  18. 🇲🇩 Moldavia - Pasha Parfeni con "Soarele și luna" cantata in rumeno
  19. 🇺🇦 Ucraina - Tvorchi con "Heart of Steel" cantata in inglese, ucraino
  20. 🇳🇴 Norvegia - Alessandra con "Queen of Kings" cantata in inglese
  21. 🇩🇪 Germania - Lord of the Lost con "Blood & Glitter" cantata in inglese
  22. 🇱🇹 Lituania - Monika Linkytė con "Stay" cantata in inglese
  23. 🇮🇱 Israele - Noa Kirel con "Unicorn" cantata in inglese
  24. 🇸🇮 Slovenia - Joker Out con "Carpe Diem" cantata in sloveno
  25. 🇭🇷 Croazia - Let 3 con "Mama ŠČ!" cantata in croato
  26. 🇬🇧 Regno Unito - Mae Muller con "I Wrote a Song" cantata in inglese
Proclamazione vincitore programmata per le ore 00:55
E' possibile televotare solamente per canzoni di nazioni diverse dalla propria (cioè un italiano NON può votare per la canzone italiana in gara).
Il televoto è a pagamento, se siete interessati seguite le istruzioni date dalla trasmissione. Sì si paga anche da app, serve solo per comporre l'SMS del televoto.
L'unico televoto gratuito è anche l'unico che conta, quello della classifica del sub!
Si vota mettendo in ordine di preferenza decrescente, consiglio di compilare man mano, magari fate uno screen prima d'inviare se avete tenuto la scheda aperta per tutta la serata.
Nella classifica del sub è possibile votare anche per l'italia! La canzone è in fondo.
Votazioni aperte fino a poco dopo la fine del televoto ufficiale, i risultati verranno pubblicati subito a fine serata!
Live Thread
Se avete l'app di reddit ufficiale per iOS (niente Android, sorry) scegliete l'opzione di ordinamento del thread "live" per non dover continuare a refreshare.
Altrimenti potete usare il sempre utile servizio Reddit Stream che permette anche di votare e interagire con il thread. Se non l'avete mai usato avrete accesso a una prova gratuita, altrimenti costa mi pare 4€ una tantum.
Buona serata e buon divertimento a tutti! Ricordatevi che non siamo qui solo per la musica, ma anche e soprattutto per la compagnia e le risate che si possono fare scrivendo e leggendo il megathread!
Vista l'occasione speciale, in questo thread è possibile commentare con account più giovani di un giorno.
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2023.05.11 17:02 Meghar Taskmaster - S15E07 - Schrodinger's Egg - Discussion

Welcome to Series 15 of Taskmaster! Tonight at 9:00 PM BST on Channel 4, join Greg Davies and Alex Horne as they put the newest series of contestants through their paces.
CONTESTANTS:Series 15 features Frankie Boyle, Ivo Graham, Jenny Eclair, Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Mae Martin.

NEW HERE? Please familiarize yourself with the rules of the subreddit before posting. We don't tolerate any sexism or bigotry towards contestants or users – posts & comments of that nature could lead to a ban. We also ask that you not post any links to unofficial sources for this episode. Thanks!
Follow our twitter for all the latest posts: @ r_Taskmaster
DISCORD: Join our discord server for live episode discussion and a whole lot more: https://discord.gg/WuddpyZadE
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2023.05.10 22:29 mamahoots22 Just left the vet with a clean bill of health!!!! The doctor was so excited Mushu was doing great specially after our first visit with an URI!

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2023.05.09 15:30 Narrow-Reference3496 SEEDs(BED)

I think that the character from The Whale, a lot of the stars from the My 600 pound life series, Tammy, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole and Elvis Presley were SEED (BED) patients.
Reading stuff like this paragraph about Binge eating disorder from Wikipedia "As with other eating disorders, binge eating is an "expressive disorder"—a disorder that is an expression of deeper psychological problems" confirms my belief that they were psychologically tortured.
(SEED stands for Severe & Enduring Eating Disorders). Severe and enduring eating disorders: recognition and management Advances in Psychiatric Treatment Cambridge Core
(Well...with The Whale, it's not my belief. The story made it very clear to the audience that he was. I am going to say the same about Elvis because he had a lot of problems that were made very public.)
Do you guys agree/ disagree with me?
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2023.05.06 22:40 Bioluminescence Three things you loved in each S15 episode (Good Vibes Only thread)

There's a lot to love in every episode of Taskmaster and I found I was forgetting that recently so I'm going to focus on the positives instead. More of an Alex-in-Bad-Golf attitude than John-in-Bad-Golf attitude.
So here are my three things I've loved in each episode of S15 so far!
Please feel free to add your own but ideally without putting anything else, or anyone else down in the process. (I.e. don't be all "I love this series - it's so much better than series N which was awful!" <3
S15 E1 - The curse of politeness.
S15 E2 - Trapped in a loveless marriage.
S15 E3 - I love to squander promise.
S15 E4 - How heavy is the water?
S15 E5 - Old Honkfoot.
S15 E6 - It's my milk now.
And there you go! Those are mine. It's hard to narrow it down to just three per episode because despite my tendency to grumble, there's so much to love in this very silly, lovely, comedy show.
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2023.05.04 17:01 Meghar Taskmaster - S15E06 - It's My Milk Now - Discussion

Welcome to Series 15 of Taskmaster! Tonight at 9:00 PM BST on Channel 4, join Greg Davies and Alex Horne as they put the newest series of contestants through their paces.
CONTESTANTS: Series 15 features Frankie Boyle, Ivo Graham, Jenny Eclair, Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Mae Martin.

NEW HERE? Please familiarize yourself with the rules of the subreddit before posting. We don't tolerate any sexism or bigotry towards contestants or users – posts & comments of that nature could lead to a ban. We also ask that you not post any links to unofficial sources for this episode. Thanks!
Follow our twitter for all the latest posts: @ r_Taskmaster
DISCORD: Join our discord server for live episode discussion and a whole lot more: https://discord.gg/WuddpyZadE
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