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2020.11.24 20:14 FilipeREP Chinese Civil War Armies 1911–49 (My review)

Chinese Civil War Armies 1911–49, by Philip Jowett. Four stars, GoodReads.
This book is the first of what would become a trilogy from the same author about the Chinese continuous struggle from the overthrow of empire in 1911 to the communist victory in 1949. As the dates on the cover suggest, the timeline covered is far too much for such a tiny book, so it will mostly deal with chronology and uniform details. By the time you reach the end, you already forgot the beginning.
The text is adequate but focus mostly on the Nationalist faction. Given they bore the brunt of the fight from 1928 to 1945, that makes sense but there is a lot of duplication regarding uniforms and 3 (three!) tables of ranks for the Republican Army (followed by the warlords), the Nationalist Army, the Manchukuo Army with lengthy descriptions of colours that could - and should - have been done far more easily in the plates. The soldiers are mainly poor guys forced into one army or another and, as part of the dance of politics, are forced into the armies of the victors (if they are not shot, that is).
The main quality of this book is to give a visual guide and structure of the period, and that I can say it does very well. From the Westernized Imperial Army to the motley Warlord armies, to the more recognizable pro- and anti-Japanese armies of the end of the story. The weapons came from all around the world but there were always more men than guns (artillery was a luxury), so you see lance-armed soldiers in the 1940's. Child soldiers, bandits, beggars, warlord officers that are no more than mafiosos, White Russians, professional soldiers... We have it all. The Warlords dressed like peackocks and "would design their own awards and hand them out to their officers and friendly fellow Warlords like trinkets" and ruled like brutal feudal lords.
The creation of the Nationalist Army creates a rethink: the Warlords would never relinquish power and this lead to the idea of an army to enforce the rule of law over all of China. The Nationalists defeated the Warlords in 1928, by being institutionally stronger and becoming the dominant power in China; but would get encroached by the Japanese already in 1931. The Nationalists would be hailed as national heroes for their heroic stand against Japanese bullying in Shanghai in 1932. The author says in a caption they beat-off the Japanese, which they certainly didn't, but their resistance was embarassing for the Japanese. They still lost, but the seed of nationalism was planted.
A very welcome surprise was the introduction of the "puppet" armies, with Manchukuo and the other pro-Japanese forces, but beyond uniform and equipment there is very little. The plate of puppet Emperor Pu Yi was a great choice. The organisation was also a good addition. The author then short-sells the Nationalists for the rest of the book and presents the Communists in a way too positive light, omiting the armoured Nationalist forces equipped by the Americans and how those same Americans pushed them in front of the Japanese onslaught in Operation Ichi-Go. There is also nothing about the Nationalist parachute forces created in 1944 - again, space. But the overall product is positive, even if it is just a primer.
The author published the second book covering the 1937-45 timeline, but by shoving the Civil War into it the book was squandered with uniform fluff and repetition. The third book is about the Warlord armies from 1911-1930, that gives a more manageable subject-to-space ratio, which can be augmented by a larger 260-page book "The Armies of Warlord China 1911-1928" that is also a good reference; Philip Jowett also wrote "China's Wars: Rousing the Dragon 1894-1949" with a larger 400 pages.
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2020.11.24 18:46 MCR1nyc Why isn’t anyone talking about Black Rifle Coffee hiring Cambridge Analytica?

In recent news, which mainly has circulated in far right wing media (The Blaze / Dana Loesch) Black Rifle Coffee Company was lampooned to appear to be supporting Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, then pulling their support after some self described conservative customers shared discomfort over the apparent solidarity with the teen shooter. For those who are not familiar with Black Rifle Coffee, the brand boasts to be the coffee that supports veterans, going from $1,800 in sales in 2014 to $80 million in revenue today in 2020. Whether or not those numbers are accurate, they came into prominence after Black Riffle shamed Howard Schultz of Starbucks for vowing to hire 10,000 refugees after then President Trump vowed to prevent refugees to come to the USA. The declaration Black Rifle Coffee made was they were going to hire 10,000 veterans, as Starbucks should. Mind you, to date, it is speculated Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC) hasn’t even hired 200 veterans, since they only have 354 on record.
Recently, upon $2 million in bail money being paid to release Kyle Rittenhouse from jail, his lawyer along with 80’s actor Ricky Schroder, photographed themselves with Rittenhouse wearing a Black Rifle Coffee T-shirt. https://twitter.com/luistheleftist/status/1329995336106971140?s=21
This action alone wouldn’t have raised too many eyebrows if it weren’t for the fact an Internet personality, Elijah Schaffer, who works for THE BLAZE, whose podcasts are sponsored by BRCC tweeted the photo along with a direct link to merchandise discounts to BRCC. A direct link affiliated with the BRCC site: https://twitter.com/gingerfires/status/1331272972980523008?s=21
The risk that a company is taking, any company, especially one that went from $1,8k to $80 mil, that has gotten promotions from Deion Sanders, Sean Hannity, Ben Shapiro and Joe Rogan, and appearing to endorse someone who did kill two people, paralyzing a third, seems like marketing suicide.
So I wasn’t surprised to see their VP of Marketing is former Global VP of Media for Cambridge Analytica, Molly Schweickert (recent married and goes by Molly Oczkowski elsewhere - her husband is Matthew Oczkowski Director of Product at Cambridge Analytica). https://www.blackriflecoffee.com/pages/molly-schweickert-vp-of-marketing
If you aren’t familiar with Cambridge Analytica they single handily have been instrumental in a series of election infiltrations by pushing disinformation campaigns to sway votes. They were hired by Steve Bannon to help Trump’s 2016 election, they were instrumental in Brexit, and have been sued by countless countries, political campaigns, settled various lawsuits, but worse, they stole private user information to millions of US users on Facebook. Currently, the FTC has a lawsuit against Steve Bannon and his involvement with Cambridge Analytica. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.com/amp/news/2020/11/20/ftc-steve-bannon-cambridge-analytica-438834
So tell me this? Why - on God’s Green Earth - does a coffee company need to hire a former VP from nefarious company known around the world engaged in election interference while aiding and abetting Russia???? https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/18/facebook-data-gathered-by-cambridge-analytica-accessed-from-russia-says-mp-damian-collins
Why?
Upon further inspection of BRCC innocuous “pro veteran” customer merchandise site, is their newsletter, “Coffee or Die”.
In a recent article, author Nolan Peterson highlights a story on a Ukrainian “veteran” Oleskii Kachko. https://coffeeordie.com/ukraine-veterano-coffee/
No where in the article does it flesh out that Kachko, who loves his BRCC, is a neo nazi. Nowhere. All they describe is Kachko as a former Azov Battalion soldier, showing a plethora of his military photos in which he is wearing the Azov badge of the nazi Wolfsangel and Black Sun symbols. No where do they explain why they are promoting this symbolism nor denounce this symbolism nor clarify the symbolism. It is as if they are purposely promoting white nationalism to the untrained eye on international neo nazi propaganda.
What is slightly odd is for a company that their original conception was denouncing refugees, their October poster boy Kachko, has hired predominantly refugees at his coffee shop selling BRCC.
So my ultimate complaint is this...
This is all too coincidental. Too coincidental.
A coffee company hires a woman from a company that has stolen the personal data of millions of US citizens, whose former job was to create culture wars to the benefit of Russia. Now, the coffee company she works for is promoting a Kenosha shooter, a Ukrainian neo nazi, and getting celebrity endorsements and followers through right wing news and social media.
Nobody knows what was done with the data Cambridge Analytica stole from Facebook users.
I think we know.
As silly as this seems... a coffee company appears to be pushing subtle forms of hate and violence in America. Where does this stop? What is the next piece of merchandise which could be funding domestic terrorism or international terrorism?
A coffee company professing to love the 2nd Amendment and “our troops”?
Somebody who has an invested interest in tech, privacy, and well, US democracy and civility I wish would investigate this further. There IS a story here. There is.
And I have to say, the minute I started sharing it on my Facebook, all these random Russians were commenting on my page! One of them writing the N word on my page comparing Colin Kaepernick to Kyle Rittenhouse basically saying only Kyle was the true American hero. A Russian. Or at least one that plays one on Facebook.
Our privacy is under attack... from fricking coffee?!?
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2020.11.24 17:31 IndependentYoga Tokenomics , Forecast, News Update

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Tokenomics , Forecast, News Update

Tokenomics, Forecast & News Update

Introduction

The KuCoin hack, OKEx debacle, Bitmax shutdown and BTC dominance appreciation slowed down Verasity’s momentum just as we launched one of the biggest esports events in crypto (UWS PUBG tournament).
Nevertheless our technical accomplishments and ability to scale have never been better. All the parts of the Verasity ecosystem are coming together in the best possible way.
This article is meant to update the community as well as provide new information about what we have accomplished and are doing to make this the best project in crypto.

VRA Token Distribution & Circulating Supply Update

Below is a table setting out Verasity’s calculated Circulating Supply, locked and unlocked tokens. We will update this quarterly.
Etherscan links:
Total VRA Supply
Founders & Team Tokens
Total Wallet #1 — Foundation

Founders Token Unlock Schedule

Founders tokens are locked until the price of VRA reaches a target which is approximately in the range of the ICO price. To give the exact target price will harm investors as traders will take advantage of that data point. As long as the price remains below the target price, the Founders & Team tokens will not be released.
Only when the target price is reached can the Founders & Team pool be released annually. In each year (2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023) the Founders & Team qualify to receive upto 25% of their allocation if the minimum price condition has been achieved. If the target price has not been reached then the tokens remain locked. No tokens will become available for release in 2020.
We don’t believe that the Founders & Team tokens are a market overhang due to the onerous restrictions of the unlock schedule.

Funding Update

Current resources held by Verasity fund the project roadmap which has been published for the next 12 months. We forecast (see below) reaching profitability in 2021 which will finance the continuing runway thereafter.
The Foundation Reserve has sold 355,300,000 tokens (12.9% of its original total) to finance exchange listings and other costs. In the future, additional listings and expenses may require sales of VRA from the Foundation Reserve. Verasity had anticipated and disclosed this in the tokenomics update of April. See further information about the Foundation tokens in the VRA Token distribution section of this article.

VeraWallet Staking Program Update

Based on the staking program operating at full capacity throughout the calendar year 2021, and ignoring the timing of deposits and withdrawals, a maximum of 847,500,000 VRA will be required to pay the daily staking rewards. The staking reward rate is 0.1% per day (36.5% per annum) until 31 March 2021 when it becomes 0.07% daily (25.55% pa) until 31 December 2021.
Given that the staking rewards come from the Foundation Reserve or market purchases by Verasity, we believe that staking rewards have not been inflationary to total supply.

New VeraWallet Features Coming Soon

Liquidity Mining
Earn additional VRA by providing liquidity for a selected token pair. Send equal amounts of VRA and a trading pair token (i.e. DAI) to a special VeraWallet address to create a liquidity pool. Once active this will generate VRA rewards for each day of providing liquidity. You can withdraw your tokens from the liquidity pool after a fixed period or can leave your tokens for the whole liquidity mining period.
Instant Buy & Stake
Additional Top Up Methods
We will expand the credit card facilities to other vendors which will be announced soon.

Exchanges Update

Verasity started 2020 with a listing on KuCoin ‘one of the most popular and secure cryptocurrency exchanges’ and soon VRA’s trading volume was up to $250k — $500k organic volume per day, liquidity was deep and VRA’s price was trending upwards. Then, on 25th September 2020, KuCoin announced it had been hacked and it had frozen withdrawals. Following this, in early November Bitmax announced its interface was down for a week preventing any trading.
Without adequate liquidity from our largest exchanges and in combination with the rise of Bitcoin dominance from 58% to 67% of the overall market, VRA came under great pressure and its price fell from the end of September onwards.
Also in September, Verasity launched its Ultimate Warrior Showdown event in collaboration with the exchange OKEx. We were very pleased with the millions of video views achieved and we were looking forward to developing our working relationship with OKEx, however, shortly after the event’s conclusion the founder of OKEx was detained by the Chinese authorities and withdrawals were suspended by the exchange.
These four external events slowed our momentum.
We are glad that OKEx plans to reopen its withdrawals next week but we are now reluctant to deal with any exchanges that have ongoing investigations by government authorities.
Verasity is aware of the importance of having secure and liquid exchanges to trade VRA and it is one of our objectives to increase the quantity and quality of exchanges we are listed on. Over the next few months we plan to add new exchanges in various jurisdictions. We will be working with expert advisers and diving deeper into our due diligence on potential exchanges. We are currently negotiating with several exchanges but make no promises as to timing given that crypto exchanges are so vulnerable to hackers as well as regulatory risks (see OKEx & BitMEX). Verasity cannot predict which exchanges will have issues as we don’t control exchanges.
Do keep in mind that the community requested the following exchanges over the last six months: Bittrex, OKEx, KuCoin, Bitmax & Bitmart. We delivered on all of these exchanges but had to pause OKEx because of the government investigation and withdrawal stoppage.
We are currently close to finalizing a listing and hope to announce soon. Listings are announced by exchanges, so you will know when we are listed.

Buyback and Burn Update

Verasity has burned 2,135,033,305 VRA (17% of original total supply) since its launch. However, in 2020 there have been no burns because the income generated in the year was not sufficient to cover the additional expense of a substantial buyback.
This does not mean that Verasity has abandoned its intention to buy back and burn, it only means that we are waiting for our net revenues and fees to grow (see forecast below).
With regard to the communication of token burns, our legal advisers state that due to certain territories where VRA is available we cannot make commitments to dates, amounts or rates of future burns. Otherwise we risk being considered a security token and being delisted from certain exchanges (and not be able to get onto new ones). Hence we have to repeat that ‘a random amount of net revenues and fees earned by Verasity in fiat are used to buy back VRA from exchanges to burn’. Once a burn has taken place we will inform the community and it will be visible on the blockchain. We anticipate buy backs in 2021 and will inform the community after they take place.
Once we reach profitability which is anticipated in 2021 (see the forecast below), the Verasity Foundation is committed to buy back and burn VRA. Please note that Verasity is a foundation and by law is not allowed to distribute profits (it cannot declare a dividend) so to maximise token holders’ value it will continue to buyback and burn VRA.

Business Model

Our fundamental model has not changed:
Video publishers attract audiences to watch video content and ads. Users are rewarded for it, thereby increasing engagement and monetization.
This model has not changed. What has changed is the type of video publisher we are pursuing. Prior to COVID-19, we pursued traditional publishers. With COVID-19, we saw the opportunity to pursue gaming publishers and more specifically esports publishers. More importantly, we created our own tournament platform: esportsfightclub.com. This allows us to control our own environment, launch our own proprietary video player, own our video content, run ads on our player, and charge subscription fees as well as take tournament fees.
This also allows us to scale at our chosen rate. Initially we tested huge tournaments with the largest brands and broadcasters and now are doing smaller scale events to give us the space to build out more features for the platform before the next big tournament.
Esports Fight Club will require players to use VRA to purchase subscriptions via several payment systems: VeraWallet, PayPal and Credit Cards (although some tournaments are free for promotional purposes). Winners receive VRA for winning tournaments. Soon players will also be rewarded VRA for watching ads. Verasity profits from the purchase of game credits, subscriptions, tournament prize pools and ads. This is an entire ecosystem all within Verasity.
Some of the community asked us why we are doing smaller events now after such large events. Building a platform is not just about huge marketing. Our technical roadmap actually calls for different size events (micro events) in different periods, which allows the platform to add features and functionality that has been included in the development roadmap as well as to grow the platform organically. For more about Esports Fight Club’s future plans see this video with Mike Stubbs.
Initially we started with two world class tournaments which brought in millions of viewers and tested our platform. Now we are running micro tournaments while we build out the platform features to accommodate our vision of a world class tournament platform. This will include our proprietary video player as well as ad stack and finally Proof of View which will make the ad monetization so much more valuable.
It may be difficult to see the forest from the trees, but all the parts are coming together now:

Recent Achievements

In crypto it’s easy to forget what we have accomplished so far. Just in the last few months we have:

Our Reach in Gaming

Tencent
We had the first third party multi-country PUBG Mobile tournament with Tencent approval and in 2021 have an opportunity for in-game rewards once we have put on further large scale tournaments. This will put Esports Fight Club and Verasity in a unique position.
Tencent and Verasity will continue to explore multiple avenues to work together across multiple regional Intellectual Properties around PUBG Mobile and Asian markets.
Athena Gaming & Warmania
Diversifying esports activations through multiple localised companies to promote regional growth like Athena and Warmania.
Blizzard
Obtaining tournament licenses for all major games.
Because we are a small team, we have not had the resources to fully utilize our reach. We will do so in 2021 with large companies and projects to help us scale.
Additional Esports Fight Club activities
Verasity Scale & Adoption
Our PUBG tournament was one of the most successful events with this scale of adoption in crypto. Other platforms pale in comparison with thousands of views not millions. After our beta we went into full scale mode without a hitch — millions of video viewers without any issues. Now we are running smaller events while we expand the platform organically and build out important features and functionalities.
Our tournament had a prize pool that was five times smaller than the PMPL SA 2020 tournament but performed comparatively, and had a prize pool that was half the size of the Binance tournament but our stats were 88 times larger.

Roadmap Completions this Quarter so far

Although we announced this, few in our community took this big accomplishment in:
We added games last quarter:
and will add more in this Quarter:
Added features to Esports Fight Club:
Expanded current company and gaming relationships geographically to North America, EU & South East Asia.

Verasity Metrics

As of October we had a month on month increase in social stats of 26% and 154% over the previous 12 months. See the metrics here.

News!

  1. We have an agreement with Stripe Payment Systemto provide credit card payments in 135 currencies worldwide for Esports Fight Club. 2.8m websites use Stripe as a payment system with half in the USA. Now Esports Fight Club will include 3 payment systems: Stripe, PayPal and VeraWallet. Between Stripe and PayPal they cover over 50k gaming sites.
Stripe will allow us to:
Now that we have an agreement, Stripe integration will be completed in this quarter.
  1. Esports Fight Club has been working on partnerships within the esports ecosystem to promote cross platform rewards.
To this end we have been in discussions with major peripheral manufacturers including E- Blue, Razer and SteelSeries. As soon as agreements are reached, we will jointly announce sponsored product peripherals that will be rewarded in our tournaments.

Revenue Forecast*

Verasity earns revenue through subscriptions to its gaming and tournament platforms, commission on tournament prize pools, video ad revenues and on transaction fees for use of Verasity products.
Revenues in 2020 were lower than anticipated in part because of our need to pivot to gaming publishers due to the COVID pandemic which affected traditional brand advertising and publisher revenues. We have taken this into consideration in the revised forecast.
In Q1 2021 no material revenue is expected to be generated from Esports Fight Club or from ad revenues.
As the gaming platform develops and our proprietary ad stack is implemented revenue grows month by month. We anticipate that non-gaming publisher sites provide further video ad revenues from Q3 2021 onwards. Additional revenues are expected from the implementation of Proof of View in the latter part of 2021. We expect that the majority of revenues will accrue from ads.
3 Year Forecast*
Buyback and Burn Forecast*
As part of Verasity’s intention to buyback and burn tokens it has included in its forecast three annualised purchases. As discussed above we are unable to commit to dates or amounts of future burns, however as part of the forecast we would like to share what it may look like.*
In 2021, the forecast contains a total buyback and burn of 500,000,000 tokens at an estimated average price of $0.0010 (total $500,000).
In 2022, the forecast contains a total buyback and burn of 1,500,000,000 tokens at an estimated average price of $0.0025 (total $3,750,000).
In 2023, the forecast contains a total buyback and burn of 1,500,000,000 tokens at an estimated average price of $0.0050 (total $7,500,000).
Based on the forecast, we will endeavour to buyback 3.5 billion VRA or 34% of the current total supply, and Verasity would have generated a surplus of $1.9m for future growth and buybacks. Please note that the average prices used to calculate the buybacks are not targets or guarantees for the future price of VRA.*

Our Crypto Community Relationship

The crypto space and community is very unique, one that truly requires more attention from our side. Although we build amazing tech with real world applications, we have not succeeded in taking you with us on the Verasity journey. One big problem we have had is that esports and crypto live in two different worlds. Esports is only on Discord and Instagram, whereas crypto lives on Telegram and Twitter. We have added a Social Wall and hoped that more crypto followers of Verasity would check it out more often.
To get more community involvement we will start doing more AMAs, producing video and podcast content on a regular basis to keep the community informed and widen our crypto audience. To update the community on Esports Fight Club we will post a series of videos and post them across our socials. Here is the first one. We will also start providing quarterly business stats starting in 2021 so that investors can follow our progress much like public stock companies.
We are all here to work with the crypto community and to build the amazing future of Verasity together with you.

Expanding our Reach

We are always looking to expand our reach in order to grow the project. If members of our community have direct contacts with companies and projects that they think will be helpful to growing our business please let us know through our admins. What is helpful here are actual direct contacts and not just company names. Consider our current business as we want to focus on gaming, esports and video partners.
**Forward-Looking Statements*
Certain information set forth in this presentation contains “forward-looking information”, including “future-oriented financial information” and “financial outlook”, under applicable securities laws (collectively referred to herein as forward-looking statements). Except for statements of historical fact, the information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements and includes, but is not limited to, the (i) projected financial performance of the Company; (ii) the use of proceeds and profits for buy backs hereunder; (iii) the expected development of the Company’s business; (iv) execution of the Company’s vision and growth strategy; (v) completion of the Company’s projects that are currently underway, in development or otherwise under consideration; (vi) future liquidity, working capital, and capital requirements. Forward-looking statements are provided to allow potential investors the opportunity to understand management’s beliefs and opinions in respect of the future so that they may use such beliefs and opinions as one factor in evaluating an investment.
These statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or result expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Although forward-looking statements contained in this presentation are based upon what management of the Company believes are reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
Verasity tokens are subject to these terms and conditions.
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REWARDS BASED PLATFORM FOR ESPORTS, GAMING AND VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT
Verasity provides proprietary technology uniquely rewarding gamers, viewers and publishers. Verasity is a crypto-based platform with the VRA token that aims to revolutionise the online advertising business. With its innovative Proof of View system, advertisers are able to guarantee their video ads are seen and not ignored thanks to smart contracts on the Ethereum chain, while viewers are able to earn VRA simply by watching the content they already consume. Verasity has a focus on gaming publishers and esports.
Verasity revenue streams include:
Game subscriptions, jackpot revenue rake and video ad revenues. Read about the tokenomics, forecast, buy back and burn here.
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2020.11.24 03:32 JessieBates What happened to our elections when in 2015- Blue and Red met with R . Scott Pastrick who; "...serves as a Director of Civitas Group, LLC. AND serves on the Board of Directors of the International Foundation for Election Systems...."

EDIT - post stuck at zero but my karma total is going up 🤔 kinda weird or nah?
With all the partisan politics going on, I feel compelled to share some of my research from 2016/Wikileaks
This is regarding a lunch meeting from 2015 which is BEFORE the fucked Dem primaries and 2016 election.
Please pay attention to the part where head blue guy is casually meeting with a red team member and both are entertaining some narrative spinning/information/vote guiding mutha fuckas 🤨
Of note, are Mike Morell and R. Scott Pastrick; their past employment and current positions (as of the 2015 date).
Specifically, Pastrick; who “...serves as a Director of Civitas Group, LLC. Mr. Pastrick serves on the Board of Directors of the International Foundation for Election Systems...."
I know some will balk at the Flynn stuff but more importantly why would he being meeting with Podesta; the head of blue team in 2015?!
TL/DR per 2016 research with included sources “It’s one big club and YOU AIN’T IN IT.”
Red and blue?
Nah, 99 v 1.
So a Puppet Master walks into a bar....
So a Puppet Master; an ex-CIA agent; a pro-Russian retired General; a retired General stripped of his security clearance and spared of a DOJ investigation by the President; retired Admiral employed by the climate killing BP conglomerate and a guy with Clinton ties, with an IT cyber security/cloud consulting firm and who can bring thousands of technical experts in order to "improve the electoral process" walk into a bar....what and who do they talk about??!!!
So Podesta the puppet master had a meeting with an Admiral, two Generals, Mike Morell, and R. Scott Pastrick??https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9772
Mike Morell was twice (2011 and 2012 to 2013) the acting CIA Director who "is a proponent of the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques which many consider to be torture, and is also a proponent of the CIA's targeted killings by drones." and "Since November 2013, he has been a Senior Counselor to Beacon Global Strategies LLC...." [*** "...a strategic advisory firm specializing in International Policy, Defense, Cyber, Intelligence, and Homeland Security." http://bgsdc.com/about-bgs/ ***] and who "...managed the staff that produced the Presidential Daily Briefings for President George W. Bush. Morell was Bush’s briefer during the September 11, 2001, attacks, and has been quoted as saying, "I would bet every dollar I have that it’s al Qaeda." and "In an August 2016 op-ed for The New York Times, Morell endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Stating that he was registered with neither the Democratic nor Republican parties, and had always been silent about his political preferences...." and "...responded to allegations that his current employer, Beacon Global Strategies, "was co-founded by former associates of Mrs. Clinton", by saying it was a non-partisan firm and that he had spoken out "entirely on [my] own, with no other consideration given any thought."[24] and "In a subsequent interview with Charlie Rose, taped in August 2016, Morell called for making Russia and Iran "pay a price" for their involvement in Syria by killing their military personnel.[25][26] He added that he wanted to bomb Syrian government offices.[25] Regarding President Bashar al-Assad, Morell argued "I want to go after those things that Assad sees as his personal power base. I want to scare Assad."[26]"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Morell
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R. Scott Pastrick who "...serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Prime Policy Group (formerly, BKSH & Associates Worldwide)." and "...serves as a Director of Civitas Group, LLC. Mr. Pastrick serves on the Board of Directors of the International Foundation for Election Systems...." http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=38703148&privcapId=8160247 International Foundation for Electoral Systems - "Over the past three decades, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has brought together thousands of experts to provide technical assistance to election officials, empower the underrepresented to participate in the political process, and apply field-based research to improve the electoral cycle." http://www.ifes.org/experts and Prime Policy Group "....our team of political, legislative and regulatory experts are trusted counselors to corporations, associations, domestic and foreign governments, and political candidates. Working together, we overcome the most challenging obstacles to influence outcomes, create opportunities and achieve policy objectives on behalf of our clients...." http://prime-policy.com/ and Civitas Group, LLC, "...an advisory services and consulting company, provides a range of strategic consulting services...." "...offers strategy and management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, support and due diligence, cybersecurity assessment..." "...The company serves defense, aerospace, intelligence, homeland security, cyber security and specialized IT (data analytics and cloud), government services and civilian agencies, critical infrastructure protection, and commercial security markets; large systems integrators and government services providers; consulting firms serving U.S. federal government market; Fortune 1000 corporations; mid-market firms in the national security, homeland security, and government services sectors; lower-middle market and early stage companies; technology and cyber security companies; and financial institutions, including investment banks, private equity sponsors, and venture capital funds associations." "It serves clients in the United States and internationally..." http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=7472279 Pastrick - Senior Adviser- Hillary Clinton for President 2007 – 2008 (1 year) At- Large Member - Democratic National Committee 2004 – 2008 At-Large Member - Democratic National Committee 2000 – 2004 Treasurer Democratic National Committee, Democratic National Committee 1995 – 1997 Served as the Democratic National Committee Treasurer for the re-election of President Bill Clinton, Officer & Executive Committee Leadership, Democratic National Committee 1995 – 1997 Chairman Presidential Gala; President Bill Clinton, Democratic National Committee 1993 – 1993 Senior Advisor Clinton for President - Congressional Affairs William J. Clinton for President Committee 1991 – 1992
I've got a few questions...like....
What in the holy H*LL are these guys talking about in June/July 2015??
Was Pastrick via his Civitas role giving Podesta a "cybersecurity assessment" and advising him about "cyber security and specialized IT (data analytics and cloud), government services and civilian agencies, critical infrastructure protection..." for her and her emails??!!
Was Pastrick also advising Podesta via his IFES role to bring "...together thousands of experts to provide technical assistance to election officials, empower the underrepresented to participate in the political process, and apply field-based research to improve the electoral cycle..." for her??!! (His inclination for all things Clinton is pretty obvious by his resume)
Is General Flynn this guy?? "...described by the Washington Post as "not hostile to Russia,"[21] while Michael Crowley of Vox described Flynn as having "an odd affection for Russia and its authoritarian government."[22]" and "...appearing semi-regularly as an analyst on RT, a Kremlin-aligned English-language news outlet.[21][22][23] In 2015, Flynn attended a gala dinner in Moscow in honor of RT, where he was seated next to the Russian president Vladimir Putin.[23]" and "....consulted regarding national security by candidates Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump,[25] Flynn was asked in February 2016 to serve as an adviser to the Trump campaign.[26] In July 2016, it was reported he was being considered as Trump's running mate; Flynn later confirmed that he had submitted vetting documents to the campaign and was willing to accept the Republican Vice-Presidential nomination if chosen.[27][28]..." Soooo doesn't that mean that Podesta met in June/July/August of 2015 with a PRO-Russia retired US General who had just had dinner with Putin in Moscow in that same year??!! (Holy Russian connections, Batman!!) and Why is Podesta meeting with a Pro-Repub, Pro-Russian guy who was advising Repub candidates on Security Issues and being vetted for Donnie's VP spot?? (Talk about working both sides of the aisle) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_T._Flynn
General Cartwright - Who now seems to be employed with Center for Strategic and International Studies https://www.csis.org/people/james-e-cartwright and who was a "former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lost his clearance earlier this year. It was an indicator that that government officials might, in some way, consider his ongoing access to secrets a national security risk while he was under investigation by the Department of Justice for possibly leaking sensitive information about the Stuxnet computer virus..." http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/09/24/obamas-favorite-general-stripped-of-his-security-clearance/ and who "...Analysts are questioning whether the White House is protecting one of its inner-circle members in a leak investigation, especially given the Obama administration’s demonstrated willingness to prosecute and imprison lower-level government employees for providing classified information to the press. Retired Marine Corps Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright was vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and somewhat of a White House fixture as a close military adviser to President Obama. For over a year, he reportedly has been the target of a Justice Department criminal investigation. He is suspected of leaking to The New York Times highly classified details of a U.S. cyberwarfare program against Iran and its quest for nuclear weapons. Gen. Cartwright played a critical role in the covert action, whose weapon was a cyberworm called Stuxnet and whose code name was “Olympic Games.” The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the probe has come to a halt because the White House fears prosecution would force the administration to disclose secret sources and methods. Despite the slowdown, Mr. Obama has been the most aggressive president in history in hunting down and prosecuting government personnel who leak. In six years, the Justice Department has prosecuted nine leakers: One Army soldier; two National Security Agency personnel; two FBI employees; one State Department contractor; two former CIA officers; and, just recently, one...." http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/ma12/obama-protects-generals-in-leak-probes-while-low-l/
Interesting that Podesta is meeting with someone that in March of 2015 Obama somehow spared from DOJ criminal prosecution for "leaking" classified information or is it just me??
and
Admiral Bowman who is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director at BP http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/about-bp/board-and-executive-management/the-board/admiral-frank-bowman.html and the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board https://climateandsecurity.org/2013/08/23/admiral-frank-skip-bowman-joins-the-center-for-climate-and-security-advisory-board/
So a Puppet Master; an ex-CIA agent; a pro-Russian retired General; a retired General stripped of his security clearance and spared of a DOJ investigation by the President; retired Admiral employed by the climate killing BP conglomerate and a guy with Clinton ties, with an IT cyber security/cloud consulting firm and who can bring thousands of technical experts in order to "improve the electoral process" walk into a bar....what and who do they talk about??!!!
https://np.reddit.com/DNCleaks/comments/57nk2u/so_a_puppet_master_walks_into_a_ba?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
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2020.11.23 19:20 ShrunkGiant Ukrainian Mail Order Brides on camera by BrideCams

Yet the difference, of course, is that the company is making a massive profit from the men making fools of themselves, and while lots of ladies are earning money out of the schemes also, it is unclear that it is helpful to them in the longer term. Anastasia International, while not straight conspiring in the frauds, runs a very profitable business version that allows them to grow. While actual and long-term liaisons do sometimes form through the site, regularly it only serves to boost the concentric circles of skepticism, dissatisfaction and also heartbreak for all entailed. Anastasia urges that it weeds out scams whenever it discovers them, and also has actually banned some women from the website. It also states it will certainly reimburse customers that succumb to scams, and provides recommendations on how to prevent them.
Regardless of attempting to find out English as rapid as she could, when she first got here Wilson can not comprehend what her new other half stated to her. Her marital relationship is better now, she states, due to the fact that they can truly talk. italina Wilson had never ever planned to marry an international male whose language she did not speak. Nor did she intend to relocate 6,000 miles far from her family to a country she understood absolutely nothing regarding. She had a really good task in the audit division of a big importer in her indigenous Ukraine. She was also separated, after weding at 21 to a male whom she refers to as "not fit to domesticity". Her ex-husband had a tough time working as well as made points "tough" for her, she says softly before moving on to happier subjects.
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After calling a mail-order company, most of Filipina mail-order brides met their spouses by going to "show-ups", a meeting in which a group of Filipina ladies are brought to meet a Korean man that is searching for a spouse. At the show-up the Oriental man selects a bride-to-be from among the group, and in an issue of days they are married. Asian men likewise worked through mail-order firms to discover partners as they functioned overseas in the 1800s. Trick variables establishing the partnership in between movement and also marital relationship were demographics, legal plans, cultural perceptions and modern technology.
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Imbalances between the number of offered women and the number of men desiring partners produced a need for immigrant females. As a result of this inequality, a brand-new system of "picture brides" established in mainly male negotiations. In the early 20th century, the establishment of "picture brides" established because of migration constraints. The Japanese-American Key Arrangement of 1907 enabled Japan to approve passports to the spouses of immigrants to America. As migration of single Japanese ladies to America was successfully disallowed, making use of "picture brides" given a system for ready ladies to obtain a ticket to America, while Japanese employees in America can acquire a women helpmate of their own nationality.

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Listed here are six indications you have actually obtained nice dating rules as well as are prone to make an excellent impression-- and valuables you would possibly require to consider doing in your ukraine brides next day, should you aren't already. We are the pursuers and it gets on us men to stimulate some feeling of destination in the woman we want. There have actually been a number of murders of mail-order brides in South Korea. In June 2013, The Philippine embassy in Seoul reported that it had obtained several issues from Filipinas that have married Korean males via mail-order, frequently coming to be "sufferers of grave misuses". The Philippine police rescued 29 mail-order brides on their means to marry South Korea men whom Principal Superintendent Reginald Villasanta, head of an organised criminal activity job pressure, says were "deceived into promises of an immediate well-off life through marriage with Oriental gentlemen". The ladies were advertised in online and offline "magazines" to South Oriental men.
For the women as well, although hundreds of them earn a living from the rip-offs, it is not a simple emotional burden to bear. Other females were really searching for a young and fascinating partner and wished to leave Ukraine, yet invested hours chatting with senior men in order to make money. I was able to uncover specifically how the rip-offs function because of an opportunity encounter with Alina, among the women entailed, who really felt born down by her collusion in what she called "emotional prostitution". A number of them feature absurd assumptions, obviously, but I am unsure that any person deserves this therapy. Equipped with this info, I was completely expecting to invest a week being offended by unpleasant males taking advantage of susceptible females, as well as there were absolutely a few on the journey whose misogyny got to prize-winning levels. I opted for a firm called Anastasia International, which is no dingy basement procedure, however a significant company with a projected income last year of $140m (₤ 84m). It has countless women in Ukraine and across the globe on its books, readily available for conversations as well as in-person conferences with lonely bachelors throughout the world looking for a spouse.

How much is a Ukraian bride?

An average middle-class, university-educated Thai lady deserves a dowry of 100,000- 300,000 baht. A dowry of a million baht for an uneducated lady of modest means is just ridiculous. Thai dowry prices fall drastically if your bride-to-be has been previously married, already has children, or is not a virgin anymore.
A worldwide marriage company is a service that ventures to present males and females of various nations for the objective of marriage, dating, or communication. Most of these marriage firms are based near ladies in creating nations.

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Nevertheless, economic elements are not the only driving aspect for ladies in Asia to go into the mail-order sector. Filipina ladies often went into the mail-order industry in the hope of weding abroad and afterwards funding their family members for migration. Sometimes ladies were recruited based upon their physical appearance, with a focus placed on young people as well as virginity. This is discovered among store companies, the majority of which deal with well-off males from various other Oriental nations. The majority of Eastern mail-order brides originate from the Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Taiwan, as well as China. The Korea Times reports that annually, thousands of Oriental guys register for matches with Filipina brides with firms as well as by mail order. Based on data from the Oriental government, there are 6,191 Filipinas in South Korea who are wed to Koreans.
Because the collapse of the Soviet Union, large numbers of eastern European women have actually promoted themselves in such a way, mostly from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova. Men that list themselves in such publications are referred to as "mail-order husbands", although this is a lot less typical. As internet dating has actually gone mainstream over the previous years, Anastasia is attempting to rebrand what was when called the "mail-order bride" market as something modern and modern. This is no longer the protect of seedy and unscrupulous guys looking for vulnerable women from poor backgrounds to work as a longterm sex servant, the marketing suggests. This is "international dating", a way to locate romance without borders. As soon as you solve you are going to offer it a shot, the initial point it is a good idea to do is develop your profile.
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Though lots of guys claim they desire a smart, amusing, or moral Russian female, those aren't the search terms they use. " hot Russians" as well as "Russian brides" are two of the top key words in the Russian dating sector, and also as we are an on the internet organization we naturally intend to capture that web traffic. And also, intelligentrussianbrides.com or beautifulrussianbrides.com simply doesn't have the very same ring to it.

Q: Would You Take Into Consideration An Objective For These Ladies To Come To Be A "Bride" To Be The Need To Leave Russia?

Although these marital relationships can be successful, in many cases immigrant wives are maltreated, misunderstood and separated from their Oriental spouses. One technique men use when selecting girls as spouses is "Like a court in an elegance contest, the guy interviews the females, a number of them 20 years younger than he, as well as chooses". The term "mail-order new bride" is both slammed by proprietors of international marriage firms and used by them as an easily well-known term. A mail-order bride-to-be is a female that provides herself in brochures and is chosen by a man for marriage. In the twentieth century, the pattern was mainly towards ladies residing in developing nations looking for guys in more industrialized countries. In the 21st century, the pattern is now based mainly on internet-based gathering place which do not per se certify as mail-order new bride services. The majority of the females listed in the twentieth-century as well as twenty-first-century services are from Southeast Asia, nations of the previous Eastern Bloc and also from Latin America.

You've Seen Hot Ukrainian Brides.

International dating sites supply a wide variety of on-line interaction, including instantaneous messaging, email letters, webchat, phone translation, digital gifts, live games, as well as mobile-based chat. International marriage firms are often described as "mail-order bride" companies. Nevertheless, lots of take into consideration the term "mail-order bride-to-be" negative and feel it demeans foreign females by comparing them to commodities to buy and by falsely indicating that, they exercise no judgment over the men they satisfy as well as would certainly wed anyone from a relatively rich country. Many international brides originate from establishing nations in Asia. The countries the ladies come from are confronted with joblessness, malnutrition as well as inflation.

Q: What Kind Of Woman Usually Enroll In This Solution? Age? Are They Truly Warm?

See the next ukraine mail order brides web page to get going, as well as be shown what online dating resembles, figure out exactly how it actually works as well as obtain some valuable ideas concerning making your online dating experience risk-free and effective. In passing IMBRA, Congress was replying to claims by the Tahirih Justice Facility, a lady's campaigning for group, that mail-order brides were vulnerable to domestic abuse due to the fact that they are not familiar with the regulations, language and customizeds of their brand-new home. The TJC firmly insisted that unique legislation was needed to safeguard them.

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Oftentimes nonetheless, sufferers were fed incorrect info regarding the history of their future partner and family members, and endured abuse southern Oriental guys, which brought about "desertion of the marriage house, splitting up and also divorce", Villasanta stated. The New York Times records, "On a monthly basis, thousands of South Korean males fly to Vietnam, the Philippines, Nepal and Uzbekistan on special journeys. An agent accompanies each guy to see many ladies in a solitary day, often all gathered in the same hall".
International marriage agencies motivate ladies to register for their solutions, and also help with interaction and also conferences with men from created areas of North America, Western Europe, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and also New Zealand. This network of smaller sized worldwide marriage agencies is frequently connected with web-based worldwide dating sites that have the ability to market their services on a bigger range, in compliance with guidelines such as the International Marriage Broker Guideline Act. Experian, a marketing research firm, reports that the top 10 international dating websites attracted 12 million visitors in March 2013, up 29% from March 2012.
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2020.11.23 19:01 CSGOMatchThreads BLAST Premier Fall Series 2020: Showdown - Information, Schedule & Discussion

BLAST Premier Fall Series 2020: Showdown

Streams

English English (Youtube)
Russian
Brasil Finland France Germany Hungary Poland Portugal Spain

Format

  • Single-elimination bracket
  • Best-of-three matches
  • Top two teams advance to the BLAST Premier Fall Series 2020: Finals

Broadcast Talent

Desk Host
James Banks (James Banks)
Interviewer
Freya (Freya Spiers)
Analysts
Maniac (Mathieu Quiquerez) Pimp (Jacob Winneche)
Casters
Anders Blume (Anders Blume) Semmler (Auguste Massonnat) launders (Mohan Govindasamy) Scrawny (Conner Girvan)
Observer
prius (David Kuntz)

Teams

Cloud9: ALEX, es3tag, floppy, mezii, woxic, Coach: kassad
Complexity Gaming: blameF, jks, k0nfig, poizon, RUSH, Coach: keita
Endpoint: CRUC1AL, flameZ, MiGHTYMAX, robiin, Surreal, Coach: RossR
FaZe Clan: broky, coldzera, Kjaerbye, olofmeister, rain
FURIA Esports: arT, HEN1, KSCERATO, VINI, yuurih
GODSENT: emi, Farlig, Maden, STYKO, zehN, Coach: Devilwalk
Heroic: b0RUP, cadiaN, niko, stavn, TeSeS
Isurus Gaming: caike, deco, JonY BoY, Noktse, reversive, Coach: pino
MAD Lions: acoR, HooXi, refrezh, roeJ, sjuush, Coach: peacemaker
MIBR: kNgV-, leo_drk, LUCAS1, trk, vsm, Coach: cogu, Coach: mithR
mousesports: Bymas, chrisJ, frozen, karrigan, ropz
Ninjas in Pyjamas: hampus, nawwk, Plopski, REZ, twist, Coach: THREAT
Sprout: denis, dycha, faveN, snatchie, Spiidi, Coach: enkay J
Team Liquid: EliGE, Grim, NAF, Stewie2K, Twistzz, Coach: moses
Team Spirit: chopper, iDISBALANCE, magixx, mir, sdy, Coach: Certus
Virtus.pro: buster, Jame, qikert, SANJI, YEKINDAR, Coach: dastan

Schedule

Day 1 (Tuesday November 24)
ID Team vs Team Result PDT EDT BRT GMT CET EET SGT AEDT Format
R16 Complexity vs Sprout TBD 05:30 08:30 09:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 20:30 23:30 BO3
R16 Spirit vs VP TBD 08:30 11:30 12:30 15:30 16:30 17:30 23:30 02:30 BO3
R16 FURIA vs Isurus TBD 11:30 14:30 15:30 18:30 19:30 20:30 02:30 05:30 BO3
Day 2 (Wednesday November 25)
ID Team vs Team Result PDT EDT BRT GMT CET EET SGT AEDT Format
R16 mouz vs GODSENT TBD 05:30 08:30 09:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 20:30 23:30 BO3
R16 NiP vs Cloud9 TBD 08:30 11:30 12:30 15:30 16:30 17:30 23:30 02:30 BO3
R16 FaZe vs MIBR TBD 11:30 14:30 15:30 18:30 19:30 20:30 02:30 05:30 BO3
Day 3 (Thursday November 26)
ID Team vs Team Result PDT EDT BRT GMT CET EET SGT AEDT Format
R16 Liquid vs Lions TBD 08:30 11:30 12:30 15:30 16:30 17:30 23:30 02:30 BO3
R16 Heroic vs Endpoint TBD 11:30 14:30 15:30 18:30 19:30 20:30 02:30 05:30 BO3
Day 4 (Friday November 27)
ID Team vs Team Result PDT EDT BRT GMT CET EET SGT AEDT Format
QF TBD vs TBD TBD 08:30 11:30 12:30 15:30 16:30 17:30 23:30 02:30 BO3
QF TBD vs TBD TBD 11:30 14:30 15:30 18:30 19:30 20:30 02:30 05:30 BO3
Day 5 (Saturday November 28)
ID Team vs Team Result PDT EDT BRT GMT CET EET SGT AEDT Format
QF TBD vs TBD TBD 08:30 11:30 12:30 15:30 16:30 17:30 23:30 02:30 BO3
QF TBD vs TBD TBD 11:30 14:30 15:30 18:30 19:30 20:30 02:30 05:30 BO3
Day 6 (Sunday November 29)
ID Team vs Team Result PDT EDT BRT GMT CET EET SGT AEDT Format
SF TBD vs TBD TBD 08:30 11:30 12:30 15:30 16:30 17:30 23:30 02:30 BO3
SF TBD vs TBD TBD 11:30 14:30 15:30 18:30 19:30 20:30 02:30 05:30 BO3

Prize Pool

# Prize Blast Premier Seed Team
1st - 2nd $25,000 1500 pts BLAST Premier Fall Series 2020: Finals Winner SF
1st - 2nd $25,000 1500 pts BLAST Premier Fall Series 2020: Finals Winner SF
3rd - 4th $15,000 750 pts - Loser SF
3rd - 4th $15,000 750 pts - Loser SF
5th - 8th $10,000 375 pts - Loser QF
5th - 8th $10,000 375 pts - Loser QF
5th - 8th $10,000 375 pts - Loser QF
5th - 8th $10,000 375 pts - Loser QF
9th - 16th $3,750 - - Loser R16
9th - 16th $3,750 - - Loser R16
9th - 16th $3,750 - - Loser R16
9th - 16th $3,750 - - Loser R16
9th - 16th $3,750 - - Loser R16
9th - 16th $3,750 - - Loser R16
9th - 16th $3,750 - - Loser R16
9th - 16th $3,750 - - Loser R16
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2020.11.23 02:19 ThunderMcFly Asian Portrayal in French Media

Hey guys! Y'all might remember my series on media portrayal of Asians around the globe. It's been about a year since my first thread on this topic (sadly, it's now full of troll comments): /aznidentity/comments/cwvjdz/how_asians_are_portrayed_more_positively_in/
It's good to see we FINALLY have a (seemingly) proper AMWF mainstream movie (All My Life) coming out in Hollywood. Hope it does well.
That being said, I'd say this is probably a good time to check our progress and compare our representation in the Anglosphere to elsewhere such as the Francosphere. Believe it or not, despite the Francosphere being far from perfect, in contrast to the Anglosphere where Asians have always been depicted as "undesirable" nerds and threats, Europe often saw French-Asians as being more prone towards fashion and academics, which is why you'll find Asians more respected in the artsy and scientific spheres in France. French media has been historically popular around Europe and still is today, especially for romantic movies and books. Reading books is much more popular in Europe than in the USA/Anglosphere.
One famous French writer is Marguerite Duras, who presented Asian men in romantic roles in The Lover) (aka L'Amant) and Hiroshima mon amour. Anglo cultures have no equivalent. Those stories became hugely popular amongst French readers around the globe and eventually movie adaptations were made. Both films were extremely successful and both nominated for Oscars in Hollywood despite being non-Anglo (foreign) films made by French.




However, there are some important details to note. Despite both those films being eventually nominated for Oscars, they were huge successes in France but not so much in the USA. According to sources, The Lover) (1992) "was a box office success, and received mostly positive reviews from the general audience along with mostly negative reviews from American critics."
"The film was a box office success in France taking in 626,891 admissions its opening weekend, playing in a total of 229 theaters. In total the film received a total of 3,156,124 admissions in France, becoming the seventh-highest-grossing film of the year.[2]#citenote-JPBox_Office-2) The Lover grossed $4,899,194 in box office receipts in the United States when given limited release to 103 theaters.[[3]](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lover(1992_film)#cite_note-Box_Office_Mojo-3)"
Looking at those facts above, it's safe to assume Americans/Anglos (compared to French/Europeans) didn't like the idea of Asian men being portrayed romantically. Quite comparable to so many other examples in Hollywood and the Anglosphere such as when Jet Li's kissing scene with Aaliyah was cut out at the end of Romeo Must Die in 2001.
“Mainstream America, for the most part, gets uncomfortable with seeing an Asian man portrayed in a sexual light,” said Gene Cajayon, a Filipino American who directed 2001’s The Debut. https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/why-jet-li-and-aaliyah-didnt-kiss-in-romeo-must-die.html/
My French friends have told me about how Asian men were really popular in France's dating scene during a time period in the 70s/80s before all the Hollywood/Anglo emasculation stereotypes took place around the late 80s/90s. One French-Asian friend told me how his uncle was a major playboy amongst French women back in the day.

Today, we have Frederic Chau, a prominent French actor who is considered handsome in France and although has gone through stereotyping, he is constantly featured with French-European women in mainstream media (pictures online, advertisements, movies, etc.) and is even married to one.
Serial (Bad) Weddings_Weddings) (aka Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu?) is a super popular romantic comedy film known by almost all French people where his AMWF relationship is a major focus. Here's the trailer: https://youtu.be/IbyLWzBLLf8
"One out of six people in France has watched this movie," says Frederic Chau. https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1665460/postcard-paris
His other movie called Made in China stars Frederic Chau in an AMWF relationship, and was widely advertised and commercialized on almost every billboard and mainstream media in France (so far, I have yet to see that same level of advertisement for All My Life in the USA): https://youtu.be/yR8XzuoDByg
Trailer for the movie (I'd say it's comparable to The Big Sick with Kumail Nanjiani): https://youtu.be/aUemglktTHs

Moving onto the music industry in France.....

No Asian female singer in the Anglosphere has ever made anywhere near the mainstream success Anggun has made in France and around Europe.


Willy Denzey has been featured plenty in French mainstream and collaborated with several major artists such as Leslie Bourgouin) (who happens to be AMWF hapa): https://youtu.be/l2f57Urhi-U
We still have no male or female Asian-looking mainstream singer in the USA/Anglosphere on the level of Anggun or Willy Denzey in France/Europe despite the Anglosphere having way larger Asian percentages/populations.


Monsieur Nov - very talented musician who has been rising more in mainstream lately. Although he's had trouble gaining promotion in the past, I've been following him lately and he's definitely making progress in French mainstream.
Like Willy Denzey, Monsieur Nov features tons of romance with him and hot non-Asian women in his music videos which is not something we see in Anglo mainstream. I know this because I closely follow mainstream music in the Anglosphere.
Just look up MC Jin, Dumbfoundead, Rich Brian, and any notable Asian singerapper trying to break mostly/only through the Anglosphere. You'll see how they're all stuck mostly in Asian niches and not often featured in romance with women (let alone, non-Asian women). They're also not featured on VEVO or mainstream music services. They have to rely on 88rising and mostly other Asians to gain support, which is cool, but definitely "racially pigeonholes" in regards to breaking into mainstream (without racial stereotypes) compared to those French-Asian artists mentioned above who are consistently featured with non-Asians and don't have much trouble gaining support from people regardless of race. That's a sign that they have an easier time being accepted by other races in France.
Although I'm no expert in this area, I've been told that contrary to the Anglosphere countries, relationships in Western European countries (such as France) was not only about importing factory workers and colonizing, but also having Asian writers/philosophers/politicians taking part even before the French Revolution.
TL;DR I would say our social status/acceptance in France is overall better than in the Anglosphere, but I still don't think it's as good compared to our social status in the Caribbean, Latin America, Eastern Europe and maybe even the Middle East or Africa.
Based on my past experiences, I can confidently say French women have been far more open to dating me and other Asian men I knew compared to Anglo women. I've heard many similar experiences from Asian men saying they've had better luck with Francophone women in Western Europe or even in Quebec (French-speaking region of Canada) compared to the Anglosphere.
Any AM bros here can comment on their experiences. Feel free to add or provide feedback on this thread too.
Also, if you're interested, check out my past threads on Asian status/representation in the Caribbean, Latin America (article on Uruguay), and Russia/ex-Soviet Union (post about Viktor Tsoi, the father of Soviet rock).
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2020.11.22 23:00 NukuBu [ARMA 3] Operation Ring Part II - Saturday, Nov. 28th @2000 UTC

Calendar Details:2020-11-28 20:00Arma 3 Operation Ring

Operation Ring part II

INFO:

When? 20:00 UTC
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Valtatie 7:
. 2020
Due to Russias increased provocations and presence in balkan states, EU has set a trade ban with Russia. This caused Russia to increase it's military activity on the borders of EU countries that neighbour it. This was seen as declaration of war by EU, which in turn set out massive NATO operation toward Russian borders. Due to Finland not being a NATO country but only a ally nation, there isn't any NATO precense in there, which in turn gave rise to increased military activity by FDF, in hopes of deter and defend against possible attack from Russia. Russia decided to get better foothold of the baltic sea and eventually launch massive naval operation, using Finlands coastal waters, and to establish bufferzone for possible retaliation from NATO countries. Of course Finland wasn't the only country to be invaded. The Invasion would start on many fronts across the Finnish border.

Enemy Forces

  • Enemy's Composition, Disposition, Strength:
finnish defence forces. German bundeswehr
  • Enemy's Capabilities &Limitations:
Entrancement and rapid shock depoyments.
  • Enemy's Most Likely Course Of Action:
they will likely send out their Armored Battalions.
  • Enemy's Most Dangerous Course of Action
Countering our Advance on the frontline

Friendly Forces

  • Higher's Mission &Intent:
better foothold of the baltic sea.
  • Friendlys in the Region:
VMF at Base

Attachments/Detachment

3rd Armored Platoon (T-14)
7th field artillery (d-30)

Civil/Terrain considerations

-Civil population will not be active.
-Terrain mostly woodland and small elevation in terrain.

Mission

we gonna fight in Sector ANNA Sectors map zoom in on Sector ANNA will be given Asap
Main task is to gain control over Virolahti by:
  • Breaking the Frontline
  • Capture the main City
  • Seizing the Docks

Execution

Infantrie supported with tanks will break the frontline and push to the MSR .

Commander's Intent

the Airfield is our main target once we controll the airfield we can fly in the heavy stuff.

Command/Signal

the usual

Slotting:

pilot you are not gonna do much DM for the exact job (mi8)

Use this in your slotting comment:
IGN: Discord Name: Slot: Alpha A1 AR 
CO, squad leaders and special roles (all roles in bold letters) should join the teamspeak 30 minutes before the event starts for planning the mission.
If this is your first event with us we would also like to ask you to join 30 minutes early for a quick introduction to MC.
3 Hour Event
mission will be 3 hours or longer if people wanna continue

Slots

This list is not guaranteed to be up to date! Do a quick look through the comments to make sure your slot hasn't already been claimed.
You need to have played at least three events with us for all leadership and special roles like pilots or vehicle crew.
Callsign/Role IGN
Platoon Commander
2nd-in-Command Syrupy_M00se
Platoon Medic Lelldorin
ALPHA Squad Leader Darthaethous
Medic
Automatic Rifleman Maple
Assistant Automatic Rifleman
FireTeam Leader
Rifleman LAT
AT Specialist
Rifleman Cuddles
BRAVO Squad Leader
Medic
Automatic Rifleman
Assistant Automatic Rifleman
FireTeam Leader
Rifleman LAT
AT Specialist
Rifleman
Charlie Squad Leader Kunge
Medic Squire_Gareth
Automatic Rifleman Lordphill
Assistant Automatic Rifleman Geelik
FireTeam Leader Meavis
Rifleman LAT Hansel
AT Specialist Micheal
Rifleman Scarecrow
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Rhino 1 Platoon Commander[Tank DLC] Lottery slot
Gunner Lottery slot
driver Fireant3
Rhino 2 Commander[Tank DLC] Lottery slot
Gunner Lottery slot
driver
Rhino 3 Commander[Tank DLC] Lottery slot
Gunner Lottery slot
driver
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Neptune Arty Leader Bytor
Gunner legensassy
Gunner Libation
Gunner Piloh
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Eagle-1 Pilot Lottery slot

Reserve:

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2020.11.22 22:38 That-Boyo-J Byzantine History for my mod

Hello all! I haven’t worked on my mod in quite some time but I have some history for the, by the start date, nearly 20 years long dead Byzantine Empire that could rise again if you so choose.
Everything you need to know about the mod, you can find here. A lot of things have changed in the lore since this post and I haven’t really worked on the mod a lot.
The first point of divergence comes in 1118 with the death of Alexios I Komnenos. In our world, Alexios named John II his hear. In this timeline, he made his daughter Anna Komnene as his heir. Anna Komnene in our timeline, as well as this one, was a very competent and well learned woman, the only difference being when she attempted to seize power in our timeline it didn’t end the way she had hoped.
Anna had a lot of work to do so she immediately got down to business and did everything she could to make sure her brother never got the throne. In the East the Seljuks and various other Islamic powers. The Empress was able to put a lot of these powers against each other through deception while she built the Empire’s army. In 1120, she managed to conquer half of Anatolia through a series of wars and even gained full control of modern day Crimea. But this came to an end in 1149 when she was assassinated by John II’s supporters. However, she had successfully prolonged the Byzantine Empire’s life span.
The next diverging path comes in 1453, the year Constantinople fell in our timeline. In this time Constantinople was besieged by Mehemed II, this time the defenders held long enough for Crusaders and regular forces to arrive to help. Constantine XI lead a charge with his incredibly mismatched forces into the Ottoman lines, managing to rout them. Together with the help from the Catholic, Orthodox, and even Pagan forces they managed to beat back the Ottomans, restoring the borders in Anatolia to those that Anna Komnene the Great had built. They reconquered Greece shortly after. The Ottomans were ripped apart by their neighbors and collapsed, various smaller states rising in their place. Instead of outright conquering the eastern kingdoms, they instead traded with them and kept good relations. In 1492, the Americas, or Columbia as it is called in this timeline, was discovered. A new landmass untouched by Europeans for centuries. That is until they discovered the last bastion of the Western Roman Empire, the Grand Empire of Columbia. This excited Demetrios Palaiologos who tried everything he could to broker some sort of alliance with Columbia who refused every offer.
In 1632, the Egyptian Empire and the Persian Empire now both bordered the Byzantine Empire. While the Persians still traded with and were neutral towards Byzantium, the Egyptians had multiple wars with Byzantium in the coming decades before an official peace treaty was signed in 1695 in Constantinople that ended hostilities.
In 1776, the Byzantines were shocked at the collapse of the Grand Empire of Columbia as it had now split into several different republics and kingdoms. So shocked in fact that they began to push their borders into Southern Italy and the Balkans in 1780. They even took Cyprus and Malta in 1782. Two islands that the Egyptians had their eyes on for a while. In 1789 the Egyptians landed in Cyprus and Malta, sparking a new war. The war lasted from 1789 to 1795, ending with the capture of Cairo. The Byzantines took Sinai as an exclave and let the Persians have the Middle East. They constructed the Suez Canal in 1859.
In 1914, relations between Persia and Byzantium had soured a lot, so when the Archduke of Austria Hungary was assassinated and Byzantium rushed to the aid of Russia, Serbia and the rest of the Entente, the Persians were all too eager to invade. In September 8th, 1914 Persia launched a surprise attack on Byzantium, causing them to have to pull forces from their border with Austria Hungary to defend the south. The Byzantines were doomed to fall at this point, Crimea broke away as an independent nation and most of Greece and Anatolia were in the hands of the Central Powers. Britain and France attempted a diversion in the Levant and Arabia but it failed. In 1919, Paris fell to German hands as the Russians had fallen into a Civil War. The Byzantine Emperor begged the Republic of Columbia to get involved and attempt to settle a peace agreement but this failed. The Byzantines managed to hold until 1922, giving the Central Powers the greatest fight the could. They surrendered when Constantinople was threatened with complete destruction. Persia took Anatolia and Constantinople and made a puppet government in Greece. Many in the former Byzantine lands blame Columbia for the fall of Byzantines, even though Columbia couldn’t do much to save them at that point. Some blamed the Emperor for getting involved. Some even blamed the Empire’s christianization for their defeat and returned to worshipping the Greek Gods. But all it will take is a small spark to ignite the fire of Revolution in the hearts of the Byzantine people, and with the recent resurfacing of the Byzantine Prince Principius Diogenus who announced his support for the Byzantine Rebel group known as the Argonauts, the Balkans wait in anticipation.
I’ll get a preview for North America as soon as possible so...look forward to that. I know this was probably a lot to read and I’m sorry I just felt like I should share to generate as much hype as possible. I am one dude working on a very big mod but I might put out a few small mods between now and the release of my main mod.
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2020.11.22 19:31 fatima_mdx To that person who wrote that we “should thank Americans for creating the outrage against CA” and all the people that upvoted it

This is reposted from Kpopthoughts but I’m afraid that the downvotes will bury it there.
{Disclaimer; I’m not attacking all American stans here just the ones I mentioned}
It was posted on Kpoprants a while back and I’m sure it has been deleted/removed since though.
This isn’t really Kpop related either but please give me a chance to explain what I’m trying to say. Most of the times when it comes to stans trying to “educate” Idols and presumably Koreans in general it comes from American stans. Yes, other western stans do it too but online the majority of people that do this are from the US. This isn’t hate but just an observation.
First let’s get some things about CA out of the way;
  1. What is the definition of Cultural Appropriation?
Cultural appropriation is the adoption of an element or elements of one culture or identity by members of another culture or identity. This can be controversial when members of a dominant culture appropriate from disadvantaged minority cultures.
Source: Wikipedia
  1. Where did the term CA originate from?
The term emerged in the 1980s, in discussions of post-colonial critiques of Western expansionism, though the concept had been explored earlier, such as in "Some General Observations on the Problems of Cultural Colonialism" by Kenneth Coutts‐Smith in 1976.
Source: Wikipedia
So who is Kenneth Coutts-Smith? Kenneth was a British artist, critic and historian. So way before the term became “official” in the US he had been studying and researching the matter.
Source: MemoryBC
To be more specific what they were discussing at that time was the term “Cultural Imperialism”
The definition of that being;
Cultural imperialism, also called cultural colonialism, comprises the cultural aspects of imperialism. "Imperialism" here refers to the creation and maintenance of unequal relationships between civilizations, favoring a more powerful civilization.
Source: Wikipedia
This term can go back centuries ago and has been researched for decades now (and again no, it didn’t start with Americans). One prime example is the “Russian Imperialism” which has been dated back to the 9th century.
Let’s take a look at the US now, the biggest example of cultural imperialism being the Native Americans. It seems so long ago but the boarding schools which Native American kids were forced to attend were actually established in the 19th and 20th centuries. It’s sad but also important to read about it.
Source: Wikipedia
Last example that I experienced first hand. I’m from the Netherlands and on December 5th we celebrate Sinterklaas. This is a Dutch/German and Belgium children’s holiday. As a kid, I absolutely loved it, we got presents/candy and the vibes around it during the winter were so much fun. Now what’s does this have to do with CA you wonder? Well this sweet man who blessed us kids had even sweeter helpers, wonder what they look like? Here you go, this is “Zwarte Piet” meaning “Black Piet” (Piet is just a regular name.) Well our sweet Sint has a lot of Pieten, helpers(helping) Piet, Zeur(Nagging)Piet, Wegwijs (the one who directs them in the right place) Piet are just some of them. On December 4th all the kids put a carrot (for Sint’s horse) in their shoes and put it under the fire place. Then the Pieten come down through the chimney and place your gifts there. According to the people defending this holiday that’s the reason why they are suddenly Black with Afro hair, earrings and red lipstick. All because of that damned chimney. So the people asked a good question, why not make it Roet(Soot) Piet? Like this And ditch all of the other stereotypical features? Well that was absolutely not an option. It would totally ruin our kids holiday party. Mind you, kids didn’t care, they just wanted candy and presents. It was the adults refusing to make this less racist and more logical. So the first protest began in 1968 (long before the US cared about CA) the Black minority in the Netherlands wanted to add White Pieten as well because they felt discriminated against. And rightfully so.
Last year a Black Dutch soccer player broke down in tears when he was playing a match. (Because for decades every year on this holiday there’s protests with no solution, so the tensions are high). While he was playing white boys kept calling him “Zwarte Piet” and making monkey sounds. The referee didn’t do anything so he walked off the field. In light of the BLM movement there was a huge protest in Amsterdam where this was discussed again. A black artist mentioned that he would beat up anyone that did blackface this year and he was sued and shunned even by our prime minister.
In conclusion two things here;
  1. No America didn’t create the outrage for CA. Yes their media and entertainment industry made it reach a bigger audience but we don’t have to thank them for anything.
  2. No one is in a position to “educate” others since we have to look at ourselves first. The Netherlands is considered one of the most free and tolerant countries yet look what’s happening here.
In the US CA is rampant and sometimes overlooked. Almost all American artists have fully embraced CA/Blackface at one point in their career too.
Isn’t it worse that we (the west) are “educated” on this matter yet still do it?
Apologies for such a long post but I’ve been meaning to post this for quite some time now. Please let me know your thoughts too! I’m always open for a healthy discussion💗
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2020.11.22 08:14 itsetuhoinen [PI] A Demon From Earth (Ch 40)

Author's note: Break it down! Stop. Hammer time!
*gives the fourth wall the finger*
Enjoy!
Current location: Justin, TX. In a truck with a flatbed trailer full of giant rolls of heavy gauge electrical cable. Six of them at 5800 lbs each. :-D
So... it's technically Sunday morning here... ;-)
Make sure to check in on Friday this week, there's a special episode coming out that day, despite not being on the schedule.
Also, going to once a week was the right answer for now. I haven't written a godsdamned word since I started this gig on Monday. Hell, I'm like fifty seven chapters behind on just reading First Contact, or however many Ralts has written since last Sunday... ;-)
First / Previous / [Next]()
It's hard to say for certain which is worse. The anniversary of my wedding, or the anniversary of my divorce. They both sucked out loud in their own special way. Being three days apart didn't help either.
The crappy dream I'd had definitely didn't help. Somewhere rural I didn't recognize, but seemed familiar at the time, with friendly neighbors. Green grass and a stream. And my maternal grandparents were there, dead these past twenty years. Which all sounds like an odd setup for a dream that left me sobbing as I woke from it.
But when I'd gone to hug my grampa, I'd squeezed too hard, and hurt him. Like, severely. His bones had crumbled under my hands and arms, and he'd dropped into my arms, paralyzed from the chest down. Grammie had kept saying how it was her fault, she should have warned me, something like that.
Needless to say, it wasn't the best start to my day.
All in all, I wasn't sure what it meant, and wasn't even the dream I'd have expected to wake up crying from, today of all days. The one where my ex and I were out hiking at Arches, and when we went to jump over a little crack between two rocks, which turned out to be an infinite abyss, and she lost her footing, and I missed her hand, and she fell screaming forever and I woke up screaming her name and howling with tears? That's the one I would have been expecting. Though I actually hadn't had that one in a long time, which was nice. Maybe my subconscious was finally accepting that she was gone or some crap like that. It had been five years, after all.
Still, no clue where the dream of my grammie and grampa came from, or the events in it. It wasn't like I'd seen them recently. Or that I'd ever physically hurt either of them. I'm sure I caused them plenty of mental pain over the years.
I wasn't exactly what any of my family would have really preferred me to be. I dunno. Maybe it was just some generic "I always hurt the people I love" bullshit.
At any rate, the Master Carver and his crew had apparently been hard at work turning out spear shafts. The Smith had sent word that there was a stack of about a thousand of them already. So I decided to put some of my angst to work by smashing hot steel with a big hammer.
I grabbed Corey after breakfast, and we walked over to the forge. I had a bag over my shoulder with a cordless drill in it, a magnetic base drill press that it fit into, along with a couple of spare batteries, and a pair of 3 pound hammers. Since I knew that the truck wasn't going to be moving for a couple of days at least, I'd pulled the solar panel array out so that both halves of it were catching the sunlight. That kept the battery banks charged up, and let me do useful things like charging cordless tool packs. Always being effectively noon was also a bonus for their efficiency. I'd left the rivets with the Smith, so at least I didn't need to carry those.
I told him about my dreams as we walked.
"Wow. That's definitely a grade A nightmare. You want a hug?"
"Ironic, given the dream, but yes."
He wrapped me in his arms, and I just stood there for a while, my temple against his, leaning on my friend's strength. Fortunately for my sanity, his ribs didn't collapse under my return embrace. Eventually we started walking again.
We didn't have either of our translators with us, but I was pretty sure we could manage this one with pantomime. It's just a hammer, whatever the language.
When we arrived, I saw that he and one of his apprentices were working on something I recognized as part of my trebuchet design. Not wanting to get in the way of progress there, Corwin and I stood back until he'd finished hammering on it and stuck it back in the fire. He said something to the apprentice running the bellows which was presumably an order to take a break, because he didn't start pumping, and then looked at us expectantly.
I grabbed one of the shafts and a spear head, then walked over to him. After placing them in his hands, I pointed to Corwin and I, then to my eyes, then to him, and then to the forge. He seemed to get the idea.
Jamming the head onto the shaft so that it was snug against the place where it widened out to the outside diameter of the tubing, he grabbed a brace and bit type drill, and carefully bored holes in the shaft through the holes my nephew had made in the spearhead. While he was doing that, the younger elf working with him took a pair of the rivets and started heating the shop head end in the riveting furnace. Once it was hot, the Smith grabbed one with some short tongs, put it in the hole, tapped it through with the hammer, then set the shop end in the rivet set built into the anvil and started hammering on the factory head. Five blows later, he dunked the shaft in the quench bucket, then grabbed the other rivet and repeated the process.
I took a look at the finished product, and that was a very nicely done rivet job. The guy clearly knew what he was doing. I nodded at him, and then bowed. I grabbed another pair of spear parts, checked his drill to make sure it was the diameter I expected, then put a bit in the cordless drill. Heh, this should raise some eyebrows. I pointed at the kid, and held up two fingers.
Fitting the parts together, I drilled the holes in the shaft. The speed made everyone's jaw drop. After the rivets had heated, I grabbed one with my pliers, stuffed it in the hole, set it on the anvil and gave it a whack with my hammer before hitting the quench, grabbing the next one, and setting it with yet another single blow.
I also knew what I was doing.
He looked at me with a bit of actual respect for the first time. I gestured to Corwin and myself, to the drill, and to the pile of spear shafts. After that, I pointed to him, and to the trebuchet part in the fire, and then the anvil.
Corey and I headed over to the pile. I pulled the drill press out and magneted it to a secondary anvil. We started assembling spears and drilling holes. I would put a spearhead on a shaft, and holding the head tightly, smack the butt against the stone wall. Then I'd hand it to Corwin, who would put it in the press with the shaft sitting on a sort of sawhorse thing he'd put together out of wood for the furnace, quickly toe clamp it, drill the first hole, shift it, and drill the second. I'd brought the drill jig from back home so that the spearheads remained perpendicular to the drill.
Two and a half hours later, we had a huge pile of spears ready to rivet together. The Smith was looking at us in awe. Or maybe that was just at the drill. It was certainly much faster than the manual one he was using, although significantly less simple to fix in this environment.
He'd been banging on trebuchet pieces the whole time but seemed to have reached a stopping point about ten minutes before we got the last of the spears ready. When we started ferrying the pile over to a convenient location, he and his apprentice came over to help. Once that was done, I handed the kid the box of rivets, and pointed to the furnace. I snickered and Corwin asked me what was up.
"I just thought of the apprentice over there as a 'kid', and he's probably five times our age or something."
"Heh. Yeah, it's a bit weird thinking that most of these people are older than Jamestown. Elves, man. At least they're not literally immortal, like Elrond's bunch."
"True enough."
With a couple of gestures, I indicated that we should take turns riveting and quenching. At least, I hoped that I did. I suppose we'd see how successful I had been when we got started.
After a bit of apparent confusion, we got a pretty good rhythm going. It actually turned out to be a lot faster for the Smith to handle the rivets from the furnace while his apprentice kept them rotating through and working the bellows. He'd grab a rivet and stuff it in a hole, I'd hammer and quench it, then Corwin would do one, and quench it, before cycling through and doing the second one on each spear. He seemed to really like the parallel jaw needlenose pliers. There was another junior apprentice who took the finished product off our hands afterwards, while we grabbed a new one from the ready pile.
After three hours of riveting, we broke for lunch. The Smith was fascinated by our hammers. He didn't seem to have any idea what to make of the fiberglass handles or rubber grips, but looked like he wanted one really badly. Since I'd stolen his big hammer earlier, I figured I could probably let him have this one. After we were done.
A few more hours, and we had a stack of a thousand new spears, ready to go. I presented him with the hammer. I'd want to use it again once it was time to crank out the rest, but at this pace we'd be done even before the ten days he had originally estimated. And getting to smash things had kept my mind off stuff for a while.
I was feeling kinda stinky after all that banging around, so I scooped some of the fairly warm water out of the double boiler tank for the still into a camp shower bag and set up some curtains, then washed myself. I had a wooden pallet that I had sanded and varnished, split half lengthwise with a stainless piano hinge sort of arrangement, with grip tape on it, that lived in one of the external cubbies in the truck box most of the time. It wasn't as good as an actual hot shower, but it was a fuck of a lot better than the cold bath I'd taken just before my flogging and the fight against the trolls. And I'd needed to shampoo and condition my beard anyway.
After I was dry and dressed again, I offered the facilities, such as they were, to Corwin, since he'd been swinging a hammer the same as me. I was pretty pleased that I'd managed to forget so much of the day.
Ivy came up just as Corwin was getting dressed.
"Hey, Fess. I'm sure you're aware, but… it's Samhain. I was going to have a bit of a ritual. You want to be a part of it?"
"You know the answer is no, and you know why."
"Yeah. I still figured it was more polite to ask than not."
"I suppose you're not wrong. I guess I'm just not ready yet."
"I'll come," Corey said, which kinda surprised me. I didn't think that was really his thing. Still, this far out in the black, maybe a ceremony for the dead wasn't the worst option.
They walked off together as Friday came over. She had a big pile of the printer paper I'd given them in her hands.
"Ok, so that was fascinating, but you could have warned me that it was twelve hours long. My hand started cramping and I had to ask the High Wizard to help. I hope it's worthwhile. Also, I ended up needing his help with the stuff that was already in some other language, and written on the screen."
"Oh, crap. I forgot all about that. Wait, how did you manage that, anyway?"
"You taught me how to read your language yesterday."
"You… learned how to read English from one hour-long lesson?"
"You showed me what sounds the letters represent, and I wrote down the closest, simplest corresponding letter of ours, and then when I saw something on the screen, I stopped the play and wrote it down in our characters, and then said it out loud. There weren't too many words with the lunacy where the one spelling can sound three different ways. And if something didn't make any sense to the High Wizard, or something was clearly the wrong word, I tried a couple of different ways to pronounce things, until we agreed that we had it right. Although there were a lot of things that never made any sense, but I think those must have been names, so I just listened to them a couple of times and made something up that sounded right, with our script."
"That's actually kind of amazing, Friday. It usually takes people several months, at a minimum, to learn how to read."
"It helped that I can already read, just not your script. And speak your language, thanks to the magic having worked when we brought Anneke here. Have you never learned a different writing system? You mentioned that there were quite a few of them."
I thought back to Russian class my freshman year of college, and how I'd struggled to learn Cyrillic. The elves were clearly a lot sharper than I'd been giving them credit for. Or at least some of them, in some ways.
"I… have, but it still took me a long time. Though, I was also trying to read a language I didn't actually speak. Still, you've impressed me, for whatever that might mean to you."
"Well, thank you. So, what's the point of this anyway?"
"Well, you saw how the movie turned out. Men and elves working together to defeat a terrible enemy? I think that might be exactly what your people could stand to see. It might be a work of complete fiction… or at least I think it's fiction, who knows anymore, but it's pretty inspiring anyway, isn't it?"
"And the part where Aragorn ends up being crowned king?"
"Aragorn ends up king of the humans. Don't worry. I have no intention of ruling anything. It's not really my style."
"Hmm. And Aragorn's relationship with Arwen?"
"Like I said, it's fiction. Why, are you offering? You looking for some sweet, sweet demon lovin', Friday?"
She looked horrified. "No! Um. No offense, but, you're not… ah…"
I laughed. "Don't worry about it. I didn't figure. I was just poking fun at you. Sorry. You may have noticed that my sense of humor is a little strange."
She muttered something in elvish under her breath.
"So, now that you have all this written down, how does that actually help?" she continued.
"Ok. So, conveniently, both Corwin and I have the sort of knowledge about what makes these machines work. I'm going to take the sheet you made with all of your letters on it, and turn them into what's known as a character set. Basically, everything that happens inside the machine is all numbers, and the numbers can be used to represent letters, or colors in a grid, which is how the pictures appear. I'm going to assign each of your letters a number, and Corwin is going to draw a picture of the letter it represents inside the machine. Then I'm going to use what's called a scanner to read everything you and Oz wrote down, and it's going to take it and convert it all into numbers which will then be able to be displayed on the bottom of the screen, so that your people can read what the people in the movie are saying. Uh… your people can all read, right?"
"Of course! Can't yours?"
"For the most part. But back when we were at the stage of technological development you are, it was very common for only a very few people to be able to read. So I wasn't sure. It only just occurred to me to ask, because it's so common for my people to be literate now."
"All of our people can read, once they reach 200 seasons or so. Although, I'm not sure if the children should see this. It's kind of scary at points."
"Aaand you've just reinvented the rating system for movies. Heh."
"What's that?"
"My people label movies like this according to the age of people who they think it's appropriate for. Some parents pay attention, others don't. This version of the film is one that would probably be rated as suitable only for adults. So you're on the right track thinking that the kids maybe shouldn't see it, though possibly anyone who has gotten to the point where they've started an apprenticeship would be ok with it. I dunno, you know your people better than I do."
"I'll discuss it with the High Wizard. He has children, after all."
"Good idea. So what did you think? You like it? I have more movies."
"Your people have made many of these?"
"Oh gods yes. We started making them 130 years or so ago, and we've probably made several million of them by now. Everything from huge productions like the one you just saw, with lots of fancy effects, to short films made on a tiny budget by independents. I actually want to make one myself, eventually, using these vehicles I build, which are themselves based on stuff I saw in a bunch of different movies other people had made."
I waved a hand broadly at Mercury and War God. "These two were inspired by vehicles from different movies in a series about a war fought between humans and unstoppable killing machines from the future called Terminators. Although, it was only the future when the first couple were made. The date it was supposed to happen in the 'future' has actually passed now. Fortunately, that really was fiction."
"Your people are so weird."
"Yeah, we kinda are. There's another series about people living after a different huge disaster, only they just fight each other, and they use vehicles to do it. The genre is called carpocalypse, and I love it. I've got a setting all figured out, but I don't have an actual story yet. I'm not a very good writer. Maybe I'll write this stuff down. It's crazy enough that everyone will think it's fiction anyway. Elves on a ringworld and psychic dinosaurs. Actually, it might be too weird to be believable."
"Yet, here you are."
"And my life being stranger than fiction really sorta sums things up. Anyway, thanks for doing this, Friday. Please convey my thanks to Oz as well. I really appreciate you taking the time to make this happen."
"When do you think it will be done?"
"Not sure. I've never encoded a character set before. I'll have to figure out how to encode subtitles, too. But the programs that play the movies have instructions included, so I should be able to figure it out. Ivy's one of the best people I know at reverse engineering software stuff -- and I know a lot of them -- so if I get stuck she can probably help too. Could be next week, could be next season. It also depends on what else I have to work on. Propagandizing the troops is important, but probably less important than making sure our weapons are ready."
"I would think so, although morale is vastly important for battle."
"That's definitely true. Heh. Maybe I should go back to the troll capitol and use it to demoralize them. Think it would work?"
"I think they'd stab you to death long before you got them to watch it."
"You're probably right. Oh well."
"Would you like to join the queen and I for dinner tonight? Will Ivy and Corwin be joining us as well?"
"Uh, yeah, sure. I'll come. They've got something else going on."
Oh if I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning, I'd hammer in the evening, a whole bunch of trolls!
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2020.11.22 07:00 ChessBotMod Event: Skilling Open - Preliminaries

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The Skilling Open is the opening leg of the Champions Chess Tour, which spans 10 star-studded online chess tournaments played over 10 months. The event is sponsored by the Nordic trading platform Skilling, which has agreed to a 12-month partnership with Play Magnus, and features a $100,000 prize fund.
The 2021 Champions Chess Tour will, for the first time in history, determine the world’s best chess player over a full competitive season of online chess. Beginning in November 2020, the Champions Chess Tour will feature monthly tournaments culminating in a final tournament in September 2021. The best chess players in the world will compete in a total of ten tournaments of rapid chess. In the end, the tour champion will rightly be considered the strongest online speed chess player in the world. Viewers can get the most out of the Champions Chess Tour experience with a chess24 Premium Pass (€14,99/month) or a Deluxe VIP Package (€4.999,00).
Participants
No Title Name FED Elo
1 GM Magnus Carlsen NOR 2881
2 GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2860
3 GM Liren Ding CHN 2836
4 GM Hikaru Nakamura USA 2829
5 GM Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS 2778
6 GM Levon Aronian ARM 2778
7 GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda POL 2774
8 GM Teimour Radjabov AZE 2758
9 GM Liêm Quang Lê VIE 2744
10 GM Peter Svidler RUS 2742
11 GM Wesley So USA 2741
12 GM Anish Giri NED 2731
13 GM Sergey Karjakin RUS 2709
14 GM Alireza Firouzja FRA 2703
15 GM David Antón Guijarro ESP 2667
16 GM Vidit Gujrathi IND 2636
Format/Time Controls
The Skilling Open will kick off on 22 November with sixteen players and a brand-new format. The first 9 tournaments of the Champions Chess Tour will have the same structure:
  • A 3-day round-robin (16 players for each Regular event and 12 for each Major).
  • The top 8 players advance to a six-day knockout, with two days each for the quarterfinals, semi-finals and final.
The time controls used in the Champions Chess Tour will be the same as for the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour:
  • Rapid: 15'+10" (each player has 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment after each move)
  • Blitz: 5'+3"
  • Armageddon: White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4, with no increments. If the game is drawn, Black wins the match.
A total of 50 Tour points are at stake in the Skilling Open (10 for finishing 1st in the preliminary rounds, and 40 for winning the final). Tour points are important since the top 8 players on the Tour will automatically be invited to the next tournament.
Schedule
Stage Dates
Preliminaries November 22-24
Quarterfinals November 25-26
Semifinals November 27-28
Finals November 29-30
Viewing Options
Chess24 has deployed multiple live broadcasting teams for the event. Each broadcast will start at 17:00 GMT daily:
IM Levy Rozman/IM Anna Rudolf (@GMHikaru) and GM Eric Hansen (@chessbrah) are also broadcasting the moves with commentary on select days.
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2020.11.21 15:03 AmericanNewt8 Begun, the Drone Wars have: Turkey, Libya, Syria, the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict, and how drones are changing warfare

When you were voting, I studied the drone. When you were having coronavirus, I mastered electronic warfare. While you wasted your days at the firing range in pursuit of vanity, I cultivated force projection. And now that the world is on fire and the barbarians are at the gate you have the audacity to come to me for help.
--Anonymous Redditor, 2016 [translated by AmericanNewt8 into 2020ese]

A new kind of warfare has taken the world by storm this year. While most of us were preoccupied with the election, the coronavirus, and the other exciting events that have taken place over this year when decades happen, a small number of people have kept a close watch on distant battlegrounds in the Middle East; where the face of war has changed since January in ways that few would have predicted--and with it the region as a whole.

1. In the Beginning

But let's go back a ways; to the ancient world of circa 1980. Drones were not a new technology in any sense of the word--but they weren't particularly of interest beyond hobbyists, target drones, and occasional odd military projects like the D-21 reconnaissance drone. However, things were changing with the introduction of digital cameras and increasingly capable processors and transmitters as computers rapidly developed--and so it was only a matter of time before someone took advantage of that. That someone was the Israelis. Israel has a high level of technical expertise, large defense needs, but a relatively small industrial base, so it often pioneers technologies of this sort, and so it did with the Tadiran Mastiff.

This innovation quickly proved to be of significant utility in the First Lebanon War. Besides spotting Yasser Arafat, leader of the PLO, they played a crucial role in the still-infamous "Bekaa Valley turkey shoot" in which Israeli aircraft supported by UAVs destroyed a massive quantity of top-of-the-line Soviet hardware--almost 90 Syrian aircraft and 29 surface-to-air missile batteries at the total loss of minor damage to a pair of F-15s and one UAV shot down. Electronic warfare and AWACs control also proved crucial in this conflict, which in many ways paved the way for the successes of Desert Storm and the 2003 Iraq invasion; and reportedly shattered the self-confidence of the Soviet Union in its air defenses.

Since that first incident; UAVs have become an increasingly prominent part of the arsenal, particularly of the United States; though Israel and China also manufacture numerous UAVs and theirs are more popular in the export market due to lower prices and fewer scruples about "human rights" or "political stability". UAVs have become key reconnaissance assets and popular for precision-strike counter-insurgency missions. However, neither the United States nor China can claim credit for the latest developments--and Israel, at best, has played a peripheral role. The nation that everyone is watching now is Turkey.

2. Turkey

For most of history, Turkey; or at least the geographical area of Anatolia, was a great power of some shape or another. The modern Turkey, however, rejected the idea of empire and foreign adventurism under Ataturk; the father of the Republic. While it has generally tended towards the West--directed in that way both softly by the allure of Europe and drive for modernization; and with great force by the military, which has tended to depose any government that even hinted at reintroducing religious or Middle Eastern aspects back into the aggressively secular Republic, Turkey has not been a particularly major player in the past century. Despite joining NATO for protection against the Soviet Union--which despised Turkey's chokehold on the Bosporous--it never had much appetite for interventionism.

In the era of the "Great Convergence", where nations seem to be returning to historical norms of influence and power, it should be no real surprise then that Turkey has become more assertive. It has grown much wealthier thanks to its association with Europe; and that wealth is actually created by the Turks, not dug up out of the ground like it is in much of the Middle East. It is more educated; more progressive [this of course being a rather relative term] and, importantly, much better at fighting, than most of its neighbors.

Turkey has been working to build a domestic armaments industry with great success--barring a handful of key items like jet engines which hardly anyone can manufacture well, Turkey can do most things. In between indigenous development and picking up knowledge from South Korea, China, Ukraine, and so on, Turkey has one of the world's better arms industries--I'd say it's about reached the level that South Korea was at ten or twenty years ago, which is pretty good. Its drone program, however, started because of a different problem.

The Turks wanted drones back in the early 2000s for what we in the business call "reasons". Evidently the United States saw through this; because, despite allowing Turkey to license-assemble F-16s and build parts for the F-35, it did not sell Turkey drones for fear that they would be used against the Kurds[a perception that proved to be correct as Turkey has indeed used its UAVs against Kurdish insurgents]. As a result, Turkey decided to do it themselves, and started building up their own drone program from scratch. By the beginning of 2020, Turkey had a large drone program and advanced electronic-warfare equipment. But nobody was really paying attention to their drone program; it was a sideshow of limited interest compared to the big players, that would presumably be of some utility but not a game-changer. I mean, their premiere drone literally used an engine made for homebuilt aircraft and was the size and weight of a smart car. Nothing too impressive. That is, until January.

3. Libya

The Libyan conflict is a deeply convoluted one that is difficult to explain. In essence; Libya has been in some sort of civil war since Gaddafi was deposed in 2011, but the most recent division is between the GNA, or Government of National Accord--the UN-recognized government of Libya located in Tripoli--and the "Tobruk Government" which acts as a rubber-stamp body for Gaddafi wannabe General Haftar. Haftar started off this year with things looking pretty good. After breaking the second cease-fire agreement in as many years, flush with cash and support from the United Arab Emirates, Russia, and France, Haftar was on the move, pushing for Tripoli itself. It was going to take a while, but nothing could stop Haftar from defeating the ragtag GNA militias.

Nothing, that is, until Turkey unexpectedly showed up because of a completely different dispute over rights to the seas around Cyprus. Libya [the GNA to be precise] was willing to delineate its boundary with Turkey in a way which cut off Greek and Cypriot claims, and, in return, Turkey arrived after a highly contentious vote in the normally placid Turkish Grand National Assembly, with Syrian mercenaries in tow; but also a large number of drones--mostly the Bayraktar TB2-- and KORAL land-based standoff jammers.

What happened next was a deep humiliation for Russia in particular. Russia and the UAE had supplied General Haftar with a number of its premiere short-range air defense system, the much-vaunted Pantsir which was designed to shoot down UAVs, cruise missiles, and other small munitions. Unfortunately, the Pantsir proved much worse at shooting down Turkish drones than serving as target practice for them. Estimates suggest 23 systems were destroyed [Turkey even captured one system and presumably picked it apart for intelligence] while perhaps ~16 Bayraktar TB2 drones were destroyed--which doesn't sound terrible until one remembers that those drones caused significantly more destruction than the air-defense systems and come in at a third of the price; and becomes even less favorable when one realizes that as the conflict went on the ratio flipped increasingly in favor of the Turks. Ultimately, the Turks achieved their goal, with Haftar being pushed back to Sirte and another cease-fire agreement being signed. This conflict, however, has contributed significantly to the increasing rift between France and Turkey, and their respective relations with Russia.

4. Syria

Russia likes to test its luck--to see what exactly it can get away with. Invading Crimea, shooting down a civilian airliner, attempting to murder exiles with Novichok. Often, it does get away with it. But when nations actually push back, they often find great weakness--for instance, the infamous incident where Americans killed 200 Russian "mercenaries" in Syria after Russia denied they were Russian soldiers, or when American cyberwarriors shut down Russian trolls during the 2018 election. Nowhere is this more illustrated than in Syria, where, early this year, a "Syrian" airstrike killed 29 Turkish soldiers even though Russian involvement was an open secret.

What followed was not the usual vague condemnation and angry letter-writing that one might have expected. Instead, Turkey responded with a substantial escalation of force, again largely done by drones. Ultimately, around 200 Syrian government soldiers were killed in this short offensive--along with 45 tanks, 33 artillery pieces, 33 transport/utility vehicles, 20 armored vehicles, a pair of Su-24 aircraft that attacked a Turkish drone, and several SAM systems, which again proved largely ineffective against Turkish drones. While the conflict stopped before it went any further, the lesson was clear: Turkey was willing to escalate beyond where Russia was willing or able to respond, and there wasn't anything they could do about it.

Besides having a nice moral--extremely hard pushback is the best way to respond to Russian provocation, because they aren't expecting it and can't fight back since they lack effective escalation methods--this conflict proved again that Turkish drones were highly effective even against a state actor [albeit a weak one, like Syria]. The world watched--but nowhere else as closely as Azerbaijan.

5. Artsakh

Artsakh is; or perhaps more aptly was, an Armenian state--not recognized by any other state--within the borders of the former Azerbaijan SSR. It emerged out of the First Nagorno-Karabakh War, one of the nastier conflicts resulting from the breakup of the Soviet Union. In short; the Soviet Union put an ethnically Armenian area in the Azerbaijan SSR that was semi-autonomous; called Nagorno-Karabakh, that Armenians viewed as rightfully part of Armenia. When the Soviet Union broke apart--even before it had done so completely--Armenia and Azerbaijan were already engaging in low-level fighting; and in scenes reminiscent of the Partition of 1949, Azeris living in Armenia fled the country--as did their Armenian counterparts in Azerbaijan.

Then, as the Soviet Union properly collapsed, both sides geared up for war. The Soviet Union had left quite a lot of stuff lying around as it collapsed; and Azerbaijan ended up with the bulk of it due to the disposition of Soviet forces. Both sides bought black-market weapons and armaments from conscript soldiers in the confusion of the the collapse. And then they went to war.

The result was a years-long, brutal conflict that killed tens of thousands of people--in two relatively small countries--and, despite Azerbaijan having more equipment, more men, and more foreign support--from Turkey, which never had much love for Armenia and was building ties with the Turkic peoples of Central Asia [of whom the Azeris are one], and from Israel, who saw a potential new partner in a dangerous region. Armenia had some support from Russia, largely due to connections through a shared religion, nervousness about the Turks, and feelings among the Russian elite that were more sympathetic to Armenia.

However, against all odds, the Armenians emerged victorious. In 1994, with the Armenians poised to break out of the mountains and attack the heart of Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijan exhausted from years of war, a cease-fire was signed.

From that day onwards; both nations began preparing for the return of conflict. It was only a matter of time. Armenia had not only taken Nagorno-Karabakh, they had taken large portions of ethnically Azeri land as well, including sites that were of paramount cultural and historical importance to the Azeris. They also engaged in ethnic cleansing, and to this day Azerbaijan, at least nominally, has hundreds of thousands of refugees from the conflict.

In the intervening years, however, things changed. In particular; Turkey rose to a newfound regional prominence, and Azerbaijan, though being careful to always maintain a measure of proximity to Russia sufficient to not cause its rulers concern, slowly drifted towards Turkey and Israel. Ties with Turkey stretched to a mutual defense agreement. Ties to Israel included offering potential basing in Azerbaijan, the sale of oil [not many nations would sell Israel oil until recently] along with shadowy intelligence connections--Mossad operations in Iran are believed to be launched out of Azerbaijan [for a number of reasons, Iran and Azerbaijan don't like each other very much]. And Azerbaijan, noted for its oil reserves as far back as the Second World War; collected large revenues which it sunk into military spending. Meanwhile, Armenia, despite making large purchases from Russia, fell behind in military readiness, and in its economy--not helped by the fact that, because of a mix of pro-Azeri Turkish policy and Armenian distrust and even hatred of Turkey [thanks to the fact that Turkey argues over whether even discussing "those unfortunate events of 1915" is okay], the Turkish border remains closed--meaning that trade can only go via Iran or Georgia.

Meanwhile, the peace process dithered on, with occasional small skirmishes breaking out. The regular theme was that Armenia would hand over the Azeri-majority [now unoccupied] territory it captured, and Nagorno-Karabakh would, in return, be recognized, or become autonomous, or something of the sort. The Minsk Group led these efforts; though not particularly well--all three members had significant biases. The Russians were pro-Armenian though not anti-Azeri [mostly, they were in favor of the status quo, which favored them], the French were pro-Armenian [on account of disliking Turkey and having a politically influential Armenian population much like the Cubans in Miami], and the Americans were sufficiently pro-Azeri that they created manuals like this and defending the fictional nation of Atropia [which just happens to be an oil-rich, pro-Western autocracy that is exactly where Azerbaijan is] against foreign invaders became a meme among the US military--you can buy "Atropia Veteran" swag, and it became so transparent that Europeans complained about "defending autocrats" in the exercise and Turkish officials complained that "Limaria" [Armenia] included areas that should have been in "Kemalia" [Turkey].

Ultimately, by 2020, a few things had changed. After victory in clashes in 2016, and purchases of new arms, Azerbaijan was confident that it wouldn't fail due to military incompetence like last time. Armenia had elected a new leader, more distant from Russia [especially since he came to power in a 'color revolution'], complicating any Russian response. Not only that, but Armenia had begun settling in territory that was formerly ethnically Azeri, and had attempted to rewrite history so the land they had taken was somehow always Armenian, making a land swap less tenable--especially after the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh was renamed to the Republic of Artsakh. Domestic protests about a lack of action on the issue further spurred action, but perhaps the most decisive factor was Turkey's drone-fueled rampage and Russia's no good, very bad year elsewhere [from the domestic economy to the chaos in Belarus].

So at the end of September 2020, they went to war.

6. Curb-stomp battle

Course of the conflict by Liveuamap

Initially, the war looked like it was serious, but not out of line with previous escalations. Azeri and Armenian forces clashed along the border--but then Azerbaijan made a major incursion along the southern border, which is flat and nearly completely unpopulated, and through the rest of the war pushed through there until they ultimately cut the single road leading to Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenia when they recaptured Shusha. At that point, Armenia capitulated.

While the exact details of why this happened are of relatively little importance, what does matter is what drones did. Armenian air defenses proved completely defenseless against the onslaught of Azerbaijan, with even larger and heavier systems like Russia's S-300 being destroyed by Turkish-manufactured drones. Even the An-2, a literal Soviet 1940s cropdusting biplane, proved lethal to air defenses when rigged with the right equipment.

As a result, Azerbaijan swept across Armenian forces with drones, targeting anything larger than a bicycle, destroying tanks, artillery pieces, and surface-to-air-missile systems alike. While initially Azerbaijan didn't advance, they pursued a strategy of attrition against Armenian forces--and were quite successful at it. Nowhere was safe for Armenian infantry--even miles behind the front, drones were still a risk. After a few weeks of this, Azerbaijan began their offensive. This was interrupted by several ceasefires, the most successful of which lasted around fifteen minutes.

In the meantime, Armenia and Azerbaijan engaged in tactics reminiscent of the War of the Cities. Armenians made rocket attacks on Azeri civilian targets, and even ballistic missile strikes with SCUDs and Tokchas against Ganja, an Azeri metropolis, with later attacks also taking place against Barda and other targets. Virtually all sources agree that Armenia conducted a deliberate policy of targeting civilians in retaliation from the advance of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan, meanwhile, adopted what I would characterize as a callous indifference to Armenian civilian lives. We have relatively little documentation on exactly what they did, but it is likely that major war crimes were committed against Armenian prisoners. However, we do know that rockets and cluster munitions were used against civilian areas of Stepanakert. By and large, though, Azerbaijan's government is mindful of global sensitivities and would rather avoid making itself a bigger villain than it has to be.

7. Ending

By the first week of November, despite appearances, it had become clear Armenia was losing. While they still held most of the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azeri forces were rapidly closing in on the major road [1 of 2] that connects Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia proper. Armenian forces were demoralized and lacked heavy equipment. Civilians fled; with most of the population of Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, fleeing before the road was cut. Analysts had few doubts that, within another few weeks, before winter arrived, Azerbaijan could take all of Nagorno-Karabakh.

But fortunately, several factors coincided. First, Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan realized the situation Armenia was in, and presumably began talking about peace. President [and resident dynastic autocrat] of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev had achieved most of the territorial gains he wanted, but as far as I can tell had little to no interest in making his country notorious for what would surely be the ethnic cleansing of tens of thousands of people. Russia was interested in making sure that any deal possible happened that could salvage its privileged position in the region. And since Azerbaijan had acheived its major goals, Turkey was alright with suing for peace as well.

The final impetus was provided by the Azeris taking Shusha, the second-largest city in the region [and one of tremendous cultural importance to the Azeri people], and, at around the same time, the Azeris accidentally shooting down a Russian attack helicopter on the border.

The ultimate deal was incredibly favorable to the Azeris, which should be expected given that they could have taken the rest of the region with relative ease. It involved Armenia vacating most of Nagorno-Karabakh and all the ethnically Azeri land they had taken, bar the Lachin Corridor. Of particular importance to Turkey, and to the Azeri economy, was that the deal created a corridor through Armenia to Azerbaijan's western exclave, and hence to Turkey, for transit. While still an indirect route, it is nowhere near as difficult as traveling around through Georgia. Russia also got to pretend like it still mattered by deploying a few thousand peacekeepers for what seems likely to be a limited time.

Azerbaijan celebrated. As far as anyone was concerned, they had won. Turkey also celebrated--they had, in their view, not only supported the Turkic Azeris in a victory against the Armenians, but also won a battle against Russia to see whom was the real dominant power in the Caucasus. Russia didn't celebrate, but felt that it had at least maintained some sort of influence in the region when initially things looked like they might ultimately sideline Russia entirely. Armenia, however, unsurprisingly, was enraged, and rioters smashed government buildings and forced Prime Minister Pashinyan into hiding; however, it looks like the Armenians realize that they really had no chance of winning and aren't going to resume the conflict.

8. What Now?

In a strange twist of fate, there is some speculation that peace is now more likely than it was before the war. In particular, some think that Turkey will be interested in finally coming to terms with the Armenians and opening its border with Armenia--which would significantly reduce Russian influence in the region and promote economic development--and some speculate that Azerbaijan may now be willing to make a lasting peace deal since it has, essentially, all that it wants.

This war chronicles one of this year's themes--the decline of Russia, and rise of Turkey. I would expect to see more conflict between them in the future, and I'd expect to see, in a strange historical irony, Turkey coming out on top. Russia has not had a very good year at all and I think this conflict is really just the latest example of how far it has fallen in its military capabilities and political influence despite what Putin shows off.

Small drones are now the obsession of every military planner, as is trying to figure out a way to shoot them down reliably. Already a number of nations have expressed interest in buying the Turkish drones that had such a decisive impact on these conflicts. It seems likely that this will especially transform lower-end conflicts where foreign powers can now intervene without risking more than a few million dollars in equipment, and where local powers can now field their own drones and precision-guided munitions while being, for the moment, largely unopposed.

Whatever the ultimate impact, though, it is undeniable that this change in warfare has been one of the more important and interesting bits of 2020 thus far, though it's behind some truly massive things. Unlike the coronavirus, or Donald Trump, however, these trends are probably with us to stay for a while. I don't think we've heard the last of the drone-warfare revolution yet.
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2020.11.21 07:20 Jacezero osu! World Cup 2020: Semifinals Schedule + Results

Hi everyone! This thread mainly serves as a reminder for the OWC match schedule this weekend. I'll update the results for matches as they finish here, along with the multiplayer links (or post-match threads if they exist). Feel free to make post-match threads for any matches you'd like!
Here are some relevant links:
Match times are in UTC. If you're in another time zone, make sure you make the appropriate conversions. Match results will be hidden with a spoiler tag when complete.
# Participants Date/Time Score
1 Hong Kong vs. Australia Saturday, 10:00 0-6
2 China vs. Indonesia Saturday, 12:00 5-6
3 South Korea vs. Russian Federation Saturday, 13:00 6-1
4 Brazil vs. Taiwan Saturday, 14:30 6-5
5 Canada vs. Japan Saturday, 17:00 6-3
6 United States vs. Germany Saturday, 19:00 6-0
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7 Indonesia vs. Australia Sunday, 9:00 1-6
8 South Korea vs. Brazil Sunday, 13:30 0-6
Sunday's matches will be the second round of the losers bracket matches this weekend. The teams and times will be available as the losers bracket matches finish tomorrow
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2020.11.20 22:37 ThatGuySnuggles 1-3/09/2004 Significance

Tachanka has the date 1-3/09/2004 on his left arm. This is a major Russian event that happened during those three days. Perhaps Tachanka was a part of the law enforcement/military that was sent to deal with the threat.
Maybe his kids went to that school... idk.
That aside, it's a really sad story, more than 330 people died, most of them children.
And I suppose tachanka got the tattoo as some sort of grim reminder.
https://www.britannica.com/event/Beslan-school-attack

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2020.11.20 18:02 autotldr 'Stranger Things 4' Adds Robert Englund, 'Game of Thrones' Alum Tom Wlaschiha and 6 More

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 67%. (I'm a bot)
"Stranger Things" is bringing eight new characters into the upside down for its upcoming fourth season, including "Nightmare on Elm Street" star Robert Englund and Tom Wlaschiha, who "Game of Thrones" fans will remember as Jaqen H'ghar, Netflix said Friday.
Eduardo Franco will play Argyle, Jonathan's new best friend, a fun-loving stoner who proudly delivers delicious pizza pies for Surfer Boy Pizza.
Joseph Quinn will play Eddie Munson, an audacious 80's metalhead who runs The Hellfire Club, Hawkins High's official D&D club.
Jason seemingly has it all - he's handsome, he's rich, he's a sports star, and he's dating the most popular girl in school.
Robert Englund will play Victor Creel, a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s.
Tom Wlaschiha will play Dmitri, a Russian prison guard who befriends Hopper.
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2020.11.20 07:32 SuperHotUKDeals Xbox Black Friday Sale - Region by region comparison [No VPN required] for Hungary, Norway and Czech Xbox Stores

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2020.11.20 06:59 Ond_Tvilling Godwin's Halloween monologue on Section 230

"On Publishers, Carriers, and Bookstores" https://verfassungsblog.de/on-publishers-carriers-and-bookstores/
I don't know about anyone else, but when I see a piece dated April 1, I expect something foolish, and when I see an October 31 byline, I expect something scary.
Mike Godwin is of course a long time Wikipedia insider and the author of Godwin's Law. It would also appear that he is the real person behind u/GodwinsLaw1 who commented on the previous post "Godwin opines on Section 230".
In the essay, Godwin presents two models of communications: the “traditional publisher” like television and radio, that are subject to FCC regulations about defamation and privacy, and “common carrier” like a phone company which only provides a means of communication but is not responsible for the content of phone conversations. Section 230, says Godwin, was set up to carve out a path for this new internet technology somewhere between these two legal models, more on the order of a bookstore or library.
At this point I'm going to pretend I don't have to read everything Godwin writes three or four times in order to get the point, and skip ahead to Zuckerberg's testimony,
"... what Zuckerberg wants (a consensus about the rules so he can just meet the consensus standards and then relax)..."
Seems like a lot of AGF in that statement. What about Cambridge Analytica and the Russian botnets? https://web.archive.org/web/20201117040759/https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/us/politics/cambridge-analytica-scandal-fallout.html https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/21/tech/russia-instagram-accounts-2020-election/index.html If FB got fined $5 billion, then how much did they make from the deal? I'm going to bet the $5b was just a fraction of the profit, part of the cost of doing business. See "Facebook’s fine for mishandling the data of 87 million people is worth 15 minutes of its profit".
Let's see, what else can I nitpick....
If President Trump does happen to leave office someday soon, I look forward to the former President’s development—perhaps in concert with his enthusiastic supporters—of new competitor platforms,
Oh please no. Trump is already on Gab. That's where all the Nazis went when they got kicked off of Paypal, or wherever it was. https://gab.com/realdonaldtrump
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2020.11.19 23:03 Orpherischt The Basic

In the prime number cipher:
Many of you will have heard of Event 201, which informed us about the coming 'Coronavirus pandemic'.
Rambling Context:
I first began looking into the number 1933 (and thus also 933) because of this novel, published in that year (of which I have a very yellowed 1930's print edition)...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shape_of_Things_to_Come
The novel has the frame story that it is a record of a series of dreams by a UN politician, which were confided to the 'author'. The entire book is written as a history book for the school student of 2106 AD, explaining the fall of our current civilization and how our future (and their current) Utopia was built. Critics go to lengths to discredit the various 'predictions' made but in general, there is a thematic arch that is nonetheless perhaps worth paying attention to (ie. exact dates are not really relevant, but the sequence is - it's the changes in the society, and the forces causing them, and in what order, that are perhaps more important - worth paying attention to as political lessons, if not as some form of prophecy or predictive programming, which cannot be discounted).
I have read the Shape of Things to Come twice, both times years ago. After my first read-through, I was impressed and entirely depressed, coming to reflect anew upon the dismal state of affairs in our own time. That things could be fixed if we could just do ... this or that.
A few years later, reading it again, I had a totally different impression. I was horrified at the Grand Presumption that Scientific Order claimed for itself as Shepherd of Man - not so much in the abstract - but because of the inevitable corruption that stains all valorous abstractions. No centrally powerful priesthood can be trusted, until man is perfected - which of course, is the overarching theme of the novel.
I might have to go through it again to see how my perspective might have shifted since the last reading.
Anyway, of the novel ('Europe' can imply all of 'western civilization', and perhaps might represent the entire world), wikipedia has:
A long economic slump causes a major war that leaves Europe devastated and threatened by plague. The nations with the strongest air-forces set up a benevolent dictatorship that paves the way for world peace by abolishing national divisions, enforcing the English language, promoting scientific learning and outlawing religion. The enlightened world-citizens are able to depose the dictators peacefully, and go on to breed a new race of super-talents, able to maintain a permanent utopia.
The book was published in 1933
  • "To Go Viral" = 1933 squares
  • .. "Catch the Coronavirus" = 1933 trigonal
  • ... "You cannot deny it" = 1933 trigonal
  • ... ... "The Infection" = 933 trigonal
  • ... ... "SARS-CoV-2" = 933 trigonal
  • ... ... .. [ "Original Sin" = 933 trigonal ]
  • ... ... .. .. (ie. The Bible is another key Textbook)
The number 933 is composed of 93 and 33.
  • "The" = "Name" = "Magic" = 33 alphabetic
  • "The Word" = 93 alphabetic
  • ... ( "Strong" = 93 alphabetic )
  • ... ( "Bend the Knee" = 93 alphabetic )
  • ... ( "Bend the Knee" = "Corona" = 224 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • .... .. .. .. ( "Disease" = 224 english-extended )
  • ... .. .. ... .. ( "Soul" = "Temple" = 224 primes )
Wells' predicted war ends with no victor but total exhaustion, collapse and disintegration of all the fighting states and of the neutral countries, which are equally affected by the deepening economic crisis. The whole world descends into chaos: nearly all governments break down, and a devastating plague in 1956 and 1957 kills a large part of humanity and almost destroys civilization.
Wells then envisages a benevolent dictatorship, "The Dictatorship of the Air", which arises from the controllers of the world's surviving transport systems, who are the only people with global power. The dictatorship promotes science, enforces Basic English as a global lingua franca and eradicates all religions, setting the world on the road to a peaceful utopia. When the dictatorship chooses to execute a subject, the condemned person is given a chance to take a poison tablet (modelled on the Hemlock given to Socrates).
  • "Dictatorship of the Air" = "A Novel Coronavirus" = 224 alphabetic
The achievement of a classless society is not via a Marxist Dictatorship of the Proletariat, an idea that Wells completely rejected. Rather, the working class is massively "pulled upwards" and completely eliminated in several generations of intensive upward social mobility, in effect leaving a humanity entirely composed of "middle class intellectuals". The limited amount of physical labor still needed is performed by the world's youths, who undergo two years of "labor conscription" instead of military conscription, which is no longer needed.
  • "Middle class intellectual" = 1,189 english-extended
  • ... ( "Understand the Codes" = 1,189 english-extended )
  • ... .. .. ( "A First Step" = 1,189 trigonal )
  • ... .. .. [ "Breaking News" = 1,189 jewish-latin-agrippa ]
Eventually, after about 100 years of reshaping humanity, the Dictatorship of the Air is overthrown in a completely-bloodless coup, the former rulers are sent into honourable retirement and the world state "withers away". The last part of the book is a detailed description of the utopian world that emerges. The ultimate aim of this utopian world is to produce a world society composed entirely of polymaths, every one of its members being the intellectual equal of the greatest geniuses of the past.
  • "The Utopian Society" = 2020 trigonal
  • "Coronavirus Religion" = 2020 trigonal
The book displays one of the earliest uses of the abbreviation "C.E.", which Wells explains as "Christian Era" but it is now more usually understood as "Common Era"
The 'bloodless coup' is what I reference in terms of 'forgiveness' in this sort-of-poem:
https://old.reddit.com/GeometersOfHistory/comments/fpicwg/your_ark_hath_embarked_and_the_rains_have_been/
This year is 2020 AD, and next year is 2021 AD
  • "Century" = 2020 squares
  • "1 Century" = 2021 squares
  • "A Century" = 2021 squares
  • "Measure Time" = "Time Measure" = 2021 squares
  • ... ( "New Count" = 2021 squares )
  • ... . ( "The New Son" = 2021 squares )
  • ... .. ( "Birth a Deity" = 2021 squares )
  • ... ... ( "A Rulership" = 2021 squares )
  • ... ... . ( "I am Sovereign" = 2021 squares )
  • ... .. ... ( "Take the Fort" = 2021 squares )
  • ... .. ... .. [ "Ziggurat" = 2021 squares ]
  • "Coronavirus Religion" = 2020 trigonal
  • .... ( "Find Virus" = 2020 squares )
  • .... .. ( "Virus Job" = 2020 squares )
  • .... . ... [ "I'm the Eschaton" = 2020 squares ]
  • .... . ... [ [ "I am the Eschaton" = 2021 squares ] ]
  • .... . ... [ [ ... "Writings" = 2021 squares ] ]
  • .... . ... [ [ ... "To End All Disease" = 2021 squares ] ]
Many understand '20/20' vision as a symbol for clear sight, which we might extend to 'understanding'.
  • "Eye Measure" = 2020 squares [ ruler @ measure ]
Do you have 20/20 vision? Are the small letters on the chart...
  • "Entirely Obvious" = 2020 english-extended ( ? )
Next year you work for the Matrix Architect.
  • "Machine's City" = 2021 squares
You are all being brainwashed to be..
  • "City Machines" = 2021 squares
  • "Victory of the Machines" = 2021 trigonal
The Meat of the Matter:
The main reason for this thread is the notion of the 'enforcing of Basic English'. Of course, this has happened already, for a large portion of the world, in terms of much day-to-day commerce. English is the international language of worldwide Air Traffic Control. The 26-letter English-Latin alphabet is used, with little modification, by those writing many other languages.
  • "Spread" = 201 primes
  • "The Basic" = 201 primes ( "Twenty Six" = 555 primes )
Leaping wordplay, discount it, if it irks you:
Bass Sick @ Sick Bass @ Low Music @ Deep Frequencies @ Subliminal Sound @ ELF
The word 'Low' is an anagram of 'Owl', the bringer of the Wizard's mail and symbol of Wisdom and Fear. They also swoop low to catch their prey. Silently.
  • "Basic English" = "The Message" = "The Show" = 317 primes
  • ... .. ( "Whisper" = "A Great Theme" = 317 primes )
  • "Anthem" = "The Man" = 187 primes
  • .. ( "The Grand Framework" = 187 alphabetic )
  • .. ( "The Restoration" = 187 alphabetic )
The Orthodox is "Formal" = 187 jewish-latin-agrippa
.... .. 187 @ 187 .. ...
  • "Truth" = "Undeniable" = 87 alphabetic
  • ... .. ( "1 Man" = 87 primes )
  • .
  • "Truth" = "Nothing" = 87 alphabetic ( nothing @ zero @ sifr @ cipher )
... and for most, or all...
  • The Writings" = 1331 trigonal ( sapphire )
  • "Shape the World" = 1331 jewish-latin-agrippa ( zephyr )
As they say...
'As it is written, so it shall be done.'
I will modify that:
"As it is written, so it is done" = 108 reduced 1980 jewish-latin-agrippa
I make that modification because of its changed semantics, and to reference the key number 108, and because I was conceived in 1980, and born the next year.
The number 108 crops up in many religious observances, as well as in the orbital mechanics of Sun, Moon and Earth.
  • "Basic English" = "The Rules" = "Secret Club" = 108 alphabetic
  • ... ( "Geometry" = 108 alphabetic 108 reverse alphabetic )
  • ... ( "Full Moon" = 108 alphabetic 108 reverse alphabetic )
  • ... .. [ "Coronavirus Religion" = 2020 trigonal ]
  • ... .. [ "To Gather Under the Moon" = 2020 trigonal ]
'Gematria' is the Art of Numbers hiding behind Letters. It implies 'Geometry of Writing'.
  • "Basic English" = 54 in reduction [ 108 / 2 = 54 ]
  • ... ( "Sun" = 54 alphabetic )
  • ... ... ( "Love" = 54 alphabetic )
  • ... ... ( "Health" = 54 alphabetic )
  • ... ... ... ( "Nutritional" = 54 in reduction )
  • ... [ "Anthem" = "To Heal" = "The Man" = 187 primes ]
  • .. .. ( "The Grand Framework" = 187 alphabetic )
  • .. .. ( "The Restoration" = 187 alphabetic )
The Interactions of the Moon and Sun are Alchemical Keys, being Female and Male archetypes (at the very least). The Eclipse is a Key.
The 'Bicycle' is a 'Two-cycle', and the Sun and Moon have two interlocking cycles.
Time, and Timekeeping are Keys. The Kiss is one of the Great Keys.
  • "The Riddle" = "The Time" = "One Time" = 247 primes [ Open 24/7 ]
  • "Basic English" = 742 trigonal
  • "The New Lore of Spelling" = 742 primes
  • .. "Welcome to the School" = 1,742 trigonal
The golden ratio accurate to three decimal places, is 1.618...
  • "Know the Basic English School" = 1,618 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "Know a textbook" = 1,618 jewish-latin-agrippa )
The map is not the territory (the terror of torah), or so they say.
  • "Know Geography" = 1,618 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "Symbolic" = "Geography" = 1,618 squares )
It will be up to you to decide if the enforcement of Basic English is to be desired or not.
And it will be up to you to decide if my writings here are aiding the Language Conquest envisioned in the novel, or working against it, or stand as neutral witness.
I am not sure myself.
The word Witness is a Key.
As is, Written.
T H E . B A S I C ( "Enforce the English Language" = 711 primes ) [ enforce @ one force ]
0. Zero.Nothing.Circle.Zero.Cipher.Corona.Everything.Circle.Zero (@ Nero @ Eroz @ Eros)
1. Language is an Enigma (Machine). 'A' is a Key. Either you have a Point, or you don't.
2. Language is a Transmission of Enigmatic Spells, encoding Ideas. There are many 'Languages', but they are Dividing Branches rooted in The One Tree of Language. Division is a Key. Division is a Math-thematical Operation, and the Operation is the Great Work. Division is the trickiest of the basic algebraic procedures. The Monad divides into the Dyad, yet the Monad, or it's Concept, remains. Two hands (or Wings) work better than One. Animals onto the Archive two-by-two. Duality is a Duel that Ties. Breaking News: To Be or not, is a Key. Two Points implies a Vector: a Direction. The Vector has a Direction. The Victor has an Objective. One walks the Beaten Path, or strays, which may or may not be to go astray.
3. There are ostensibly Practical Ideas (needs, desires, dangers, general denotion of objects) and Abstract Ideas (futures, pasts, times, organisms, systems, numbers, symbols, relationships, metaphors). Sometimes the Practical is used to refer to the Ideal, and vise versa. While you might have a single Definition or understanding of a Word, others might have more, and imply them in their works, and if you blink, you just might miss them. ABC is a Key. Trilogy, Trinity and Threesome are Three Keys. Fire and Water. Air and Earth. The Triangle is a Pyramid viewed from one side. The Triangle is A First Surface. It is a Field, Bounded, like a Circle or Sphere, which are themselves expanded Points. Know Family is a Key. Families are made by Spelling.
4. In commonly-known lore, Spells are Magic Enigmas, cast by Gods, Wizards and Witches, characters associated with wisdom, intelligence and guile. Characters that are never 'arbitrary', but rather 'nice' (in the obsolete sense of the word). How many Corners hath the Earth? ABCD is a Key: The Door Deletes Memory. The Cube in which you sit is a Key. Who are you sitting there For?
5. The Spells (ie. words in the Dictionary and the Saurus) were made and then formalized by a God, Wizard or Witch. It is likely they contain niceties. Most people cast spells unwittingly. Mages cast them knowingly. There is no Fairy Tale, and no Fantasy, if there is no Spell of some kind. Spells are Elemental, and thus Particular. 'V' is a Key, reflecting 'Λ', and these dualities of the Sounds of El. Quintessence. The Blazing Star. Five is a Key.
6. The Lexicon might be a Dark Crystal of information in more metaphorical ways than one. The Enigmatic Crystal is perhaps partly broken down, or shattered. The cracks might be found in the division between French and German, or between English and Russian, or between the dialects of Khoe and Hebrew, between Fire and Water, and between Earth and Air. The cracks are how the light gets in [see the splintering of the geometric tongues reflected in the film Arrival]. The word 'crack' is the word 'church' in disguise (and this sort of fluid linguistic transformation - a liquid wordplay - is a Key to the Language of the Birds). The church is built upon, or within, a Rock. A small Rock is a Stone, or the Isopsephic Pebble of the Philosopher.
7. There are perhaps Key Ideas.
8. Key Ideas are likely to be those things that most Awed the Creator of the Enigma: that prompted the Creation of the Enigma in the First Place. And it is likely that these Keys are those used to unlock it - or to align it (or the Perceiver) so that it's Contents might be correctly perceived. Fine Optics requires Precision Geometry. Curves are Angelic Keys. Time Stops if you turn the Hourglass on it's side. Do not Cross the Beams. Do as I say, and not as I do. Do something.
9. The 'Manuscript', and in particular, 'The Illuminated Manuscript', is a Key. The 'Light' of the 'Illumination' is a literal and figurative wordplay, as is the closely related key, 'The Book' (and it's Pages, and it's Letters, it's Contents, and it's Index). Illuminated Letters. Letters of Light. The opposite of Light is Shade. The Shadow is a Key. The Gnomon, or Gnome, projects a Shadow in order to Measure the Geometry of the Light. You are made of Light, yet you are invisible in the Dark. Though you are of Light, you have Darkness in You. If the Enigma reflects you, or if you are of it's Pattern, then so it is with the Enigma. The Brightest Flame burns quickest. The Dark is that which is In Umber.
10. Words (spells) contain Alphanumeric Spectra (ie. Specter, the Digital Ghost in the Machine). That is, they contain enciphered Numbers (data points, or da'at pints). The Number is The Key. These numbers are implicit. They have not been 'assigned' to the Letters in the Alphabet, but rather, the Act of standardizing the Alphabetic Order conjures the Cyphers (Sefers, Serifs, Seraphs, Surfers) into existence. Either you acknowledge them or you do not. Either you see the potential that these numeric spectrum could have been intentionally constructed by act of letter choice, or you do not. The Tetractys is a Key.
11. The Spectrum of a Spell is the set of numbers extracted from a set of cyphers. I argue that those most obvious and intuitive cyphers are the ones that deserve the most investigation, and the more obfuscated and twisted the cipher mapping, the less likely investigation will lead to results (with the caveat of the Theory of Totality - that indeed, the Lexicon is the Monolith and a Deific Mind Map, with information to be extracted no matter the angle of incidence). In selecting cyphers to observe, we consider again the Mind of the Architect of the Enigma. What would interest IT? ... Prime numbers are Prime. They are Primary. They are the Singletons, the Black Holes, the Gods or Titans of numbers. Obviously, a Wizard will prefer them, or at least revere them. The Division of Odd and Even is a Key. Those Numbers that implicitly denote constructive Geometry, like the Triangular numbers and the Squares, and the Hexes, and the Stars, etc. will likely be leveraged as Elemental Tools. The Wizard in Dungeons & Dragons has a Spell-component Pouch (itself a metaphor). 'The Master' is a Key.
12. Knights of the Round Table. 12 Disciples. 12 Labours. 12 Hours in a half-day. Time is Key, and Counting Times is Key, and Counting is The Key. Adding is a Key, as is the Adder. The Total is a Key, as is the Summit. The Speech is a Key, as is the Peak of the Mound of Spice. The Oral History is itself it's own Key. Mythology and Legendarium, and Religious Icons are Keys. Old Canon catch-phrases are Inceptions. The Circle is a Key.
13. The word Lucky <--- Luce / Luke <--- Luccifer <-- Light-bearer <-- Illuminator
14. Accept Death, but do not dwell on it. Nonetheless, Death is a Key. Unlearn what you have Learned, but Remember all of it.
15. The Yin-Yang is a Key. Opposites Oppose, and Opposites Attract. As-above-so-below. If in doubt, Revolve. There will be Drama. There will be Trauma. There will be Dreams. There will be Drums. Find the Light in the Dark. Be the Light in the Dark - a Derk of the Light. The Torque of the Vortex. Speech is a Hurricane, if you are small enough. The Selfish Occultist Hides, while the Occultist Mentor Reveals by making a Show of Hiding. A Teacher shows what he or she Knows - but some would say that Knowledge cometh through Trial only.
16. Innuendo is Eternal. He or She that casts Spells is a Cunning Linguist. The Language Enigma is better understood when one sees that the Ocean of Language is Naughty Tickle. The Best Parts are Hidden, as are the Scariest ones.
...18. What came first - the Chicken or the Egg? As it is with Metaphor.
...19. At any particular Time, to avoid Chaos, some things are (Generally) Forbidden. Reflections are not the Thing Reflected, except when they are.
...20. Zero is the Sigil of the Cipher itself. Adding Zeros is to add 'Encipherment'. It also Magnifies, which is to pull the Eye toward it. Numbers with Magnifying Zeroes are simultaneously stronger and weaker than the reduced form of the number (ie. 20 vs 200 vs 2)
...21. Pirate Jokes are Keys.
...22. Think like the Architect, in order to understand the justifications for his Magnum Opus. If you don't know how he thinks, it might be worthwhile exercise to try and discover it.
...23. The Enigma is a Key.
...24. Thrones. Hours. Watches. Each Hour a Gate and a Passage. The Ritual is an Operation in Time, as is Music. The Liturgy is a Key, as is the Missal.
...25. Two sets of Five fingers on Each Hand. The Power is in your Hands, if you are a Labourer. Snarky comments are unbecoming. Mockery is everywhere. Sometimes it works to your betterment. Sometimes it breaks you down with no intention of building you up again.
...26. There are this many Letters in the English-Latin Alphabet. The World of Words is a Key. How many Letters does it take to make a Logos?
...28. The Mage might have Numbers he actively avoids, driven perhaps by superstition and unreasonable paranoia. Twenty-eight is the second Perfect Number, after Six. The Moon is a Key.
...29. Some numbers will remain Invisible and Opaque to the Magus, until he or she makes a concerted effort to work with them. The Blind Spot is a Key.
...30. Fear not. Be aware. The Fool, or the Zeroth, hath no Value, and yet is oft the most valuable Card. The Card is a Key.
WIP
This article might be read as a sibling to this one:
Index: https://old.reddit.com/GeometersOfHistory/wiki/index
Posted as 22:03 UTC ( "The Law" = 223 primes )
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EDIT - PS.
  • "Downvote the stuff I don't like" = 1019 primes 322 alphabetic
  • ... .. ( "The Slaves" = 1019 jewish-latin-agrippa )
The restoration:
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/11/new-targeted-healing-approach-rejuvenates-run-down-battery-materials/
Recycling shortcut
New “targeted healing” approach rejuvenates run-down battery materials
Rather than break down cathode material, why not restore it?
  • "A Targeted Healing" = 393 jewish-latin-agrippa 969 trigonal
  • ... ( "Accurate" = "Count" = 393 jewish-latin-agrippa ) ( "Matrix Code" = 969 trigonal )
... while...
  • "Cathode material" = 1010 trigonal ( ode to a cat )
  • ... ( "Covid-nineteen" = "Revelation" = 1010 jewish-latin-agrippa )
rejuvenates run-down battery materials
  • "Know Rune Batteries" = 1717 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "The Recycle Shortcut" = 742 primes
  • ... ( the Re Cycle cut short ) [ see wikipedia featured article at time of writing, here ] (*)
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/11/cdc-thanksgiving-guidance-no-traveling-no-outside-household-members/
Just don't do it
CDC Thanksgiving guidance: No traveling, no outside-household members
Agency also defined "household" as people actively living with you in last two weeks.
  • "CDC Thanksgiving guidance" = 1300 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • .. ( "Do not do it" = 407 jewish-latin-agrippa 363 primes )
  • ... .. ( "Time Travel" = 407 primes ) ( "Give Thanks" = 363 primes )
Q: ?
"A: The Time-Travel Warnings" = 2001 english-extended
The golden ratio is easily symbolized using the number 618 and 1,618:
  • "To Master the Time" = 618 primes
  • "Coronavirus" = "To Master the Time" = 1,163 english-extended
  • "The Master of Time" = 969 english-extended 619 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "Know the Master of Time" = 87 reduced 1,619 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "A=1: Know I am Time Master" = 1492 jewish-latin-agrippa 1,745 trigonal 76 reduction
Time Travel:
  • "What will I do?" = "What I will do" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... .. "You will take off the mask" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... .. .. .. "Coronavirus outbreak debunked" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ... ... .. .. ( "A Grand Celebration" = 2021 squares )
  • ... ... ... .. .. .. ( "Covid-nineteen Salvation" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... ... ... .. .... .. .. ( "Mysterious Doctor" = 2021 english-extended )
  • ... ... ... .. .... .. [ "Know the Dark Knight of the soul" = 2021 english-extended ]
  • ... .. .. ... .. .. ... [ [ "I am the Eschaton" = "Writings" = 2021 squares ] ]
  • .
  • "What will I do?" = "What I will do" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... "Coronavirus outbreak debunked" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... .. "Storm the Government Building" = 2021 english-extended
  • ... ... ... ( "A Grand Celebration" = 2021 squares )
  • ... ... ... ... .. ( "This is Fun" = 2021 squares )
  • .
  • "What will I do?" = "What I will do" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... .. .. "Live through all of history" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ... .. .. "A Rulership" = 2021 squares
  • ... ... .. .. "1 Rulership" = 2021 squares
  • ... ... ...( "Coven of the World" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... ... ... ( "The Unbroken" = 2021 squares )
  • ... ... ... ... ( "Heartstone" = 2021 squares )
  • .
  • "What will I do?" = "What I will do" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... "The Start of a Story" = 2021 english-extended
  • ... ... "Know a Witch" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ... "Know Woman" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ... ... ( "Mysterious Doctor" = 2021 english-extended )
  • ... ... ... ... ( "Make it up as you go along" = 2021 english-extended )
Sounds attractive.
  • "The Key of Whimsy" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "The Tales from the Crypt" = 2021 squares )
"Note that there are Numbers hidden behind the Letters of English" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "The 1.2.3: The very confusing beginning" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa 1010 primes
  • "The A.B.C: The very confusing beginning" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
The number 2020 is easily constructed by adding 1010 and 1010.
  • "Covid-nineteen" = "Revelation" = 1010 jewish-latin-agrippa
... and thus...
  • "Covid-nineteen Revelation" = 2020 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "The Hospital" = "To end all disease" = 2021 squares
  • ... ( "Mysterious Doctor" = 2021 english-extended )
  • ... .. ( "The Sacred Places" = 2021 squares )
  • ... .. .. ( "The Souls" = 2021 squares )
  • ... .. .. .. ( "Carry Light" = 2021 squares )
  • ... .. ( "The Alphabet as Code" = 2021 squares )
  • ... .. .. ( "People Speaking" = 2021 squares )
  • ... .. .. ( "On the News" = 2021 squares )
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New art-tickles:
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/11/mac-mini-and-apple-silicon-m1-review-not-so-crazy-after-all/
Apple M1
Mac mini and Apple Silicon M1 review: Not so crazy after all
The M1 is amazingly fast. More importantly, it's a compatibility slam dunk.
  • "It's a compatibility slam dunk" = 1,388 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... .. "Innuendo" = 388 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... .. .. "Numerical" = 388 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... .. .. ... "Hidden Messages" = 388 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ... ... ... ( "Great Spell" = 388 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... ... ... ... .. ( "The Knowing" = 388 primes )
  • ... ... ... ... ... ... [ "Writings" = 388 primes 2021 squares ]
  • "More importantly, it's a compatibility slam dunk" = 1,666 primes
Q: ?
"A: Not so crazy after all" = 777 primes ( "A Slam Dunk"= 303 primes 96 alph 773 tri )
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EDIT 2 - next day *re. 'tales from the crypt' above:
https://www.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/jxq3oy/archeologists_in_spain_find_400_tombs_in_ancient/
Archeologists in Spain find 400 tombs in ancient Islamic necropolis
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https://www.wired.com/story/this-pandemic-must-be-seen/
This Pandemic Must Be Seen
  • "Fearporn" = 322 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "Pandemic Scene" = 322 primes
  • "Coronavirus pandemic must be sin" = 2021 jewish-latin-agrippa
The clique:
  • "Pandemic Scene" = 1,369 squares
  • .. ( "The Mighty" = "Humanity" = 369 primes )
  • .. .. .. ( "The Alphabet Code" = 369 primes )
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https://www.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/jxzltv/ireland_government_announces_nationwide_no/
[Ireland] Government announces nationwide 'no homework day' to thank children for all their hard work throughout pandemic
Mockery: a wordplay on the fact that everyone is working from home.
Homework Day @ DY @ Dye @ Dei @ Die
  • "No Homework, Die" = 911 english-extended
  • .. ( "No Homework" = 1,223 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... .. ( "The Law" = 223 primes )
... and we already know that...
  • "Irish" = 911squares
... while...
  • "Work Pandemic" = 1,303 trigonal
  • ... "Coronavirus" = 1,303 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... .. ( "Virus Job" = 2020 squares )
  • .. [ ie. the issue of work must be tied to the virus in 2020 ]
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Where is the...
  • "Coronavirus Proof" = 1981 trigonal (?)
  • "What is Coronavirus" = 1981 english-extended (?)
However, 'coronavirus proof' is simply an anagram for a 'carnivorous proof', which is to eat meat and enjoy it, so more specifically (and with definite article), where is ...
  • "The Covid-nineteen proof" = 1,369 jewish-latin-agrippa (?)
  • ... ( "The Alphabet Code" = "Humanity" = 369 primes )
  • ... .. .. [ "The Covid-nineteen Mockery" = 1981 english-extended ]
  • "The proof against covid-nineteen" = 1,617 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "Know textbook" = 1,617 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... .. . ( "Textbook" = 617 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... ( "The Official Narrative" = 617 primes )
  • "The proof against covid-nineteen" = 1717 english-extended
  • ... .. ( "The Occult" = 1717 squares )
  • ... .. ( "Know the Letters" = 1717 trigonal )
Golden ratio:
  • "Know a Textbook" = 1,618 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • .. ( "The proof against a covid-nineteen" = 1,618 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... .. [ "The Debunking" = 1,618 trigonal ]
  • "Coronavirus Religion" = "Carnivorous Religion" = 2020 trigonal
  • ... ( "The Virus: a faith" = "The Virus origin" = 1337 english-extended )
  • ... ... .. ( "Know a Cannibal Religion" = 1337 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... .. .. ... ( "A Cannibal Religion" = 337 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • .
  • ... .. ( "The Virus: A Faith" = 1,317 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... .. .. ( "The Message" = "The Show" = 317 primes )
  • ... .. .. . ( "Know the Cannibal Religion" = 3,317 squares )
  • ... .. .. .. .. ( "A Great Genocide" = 317 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... .. ( "Depopulation: let the people eat eachother" = 3107 squares )
Covid-19:
  • "Let the people eat each-other" = 1900 trigonal ( "Chaos" = 19 reduced )
  • "Purge them" = 933 trigonal 357 primes ( 'Matrix Code' = 357 primes )
  • ... ( "The Infection" = 933 trigonal )
  • ... ( "SARS CoV-2" = 933 trigonal )
Otherwise, if they won't dine on eachothers' flesh due to economic collapse, they will...
  • "Know" = "Killer Injection" = 1000 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "Know" = "The Security" = 1000 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... .. ( "The Injection" = 969 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... .. ( "Business" = 969 trigonal )
  • ... .. .. ( scripted by "Matrix Code" = 969 trigonal )
  • ... ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj3ZOS5wjc8 ) ['Coronavirus Vaccine Trials']
'Covid-19' is not real, but it is perhaps a metaphor for something real.
Certainly it is a means to an end.
  • "Grand Tyrant" = 1337 trigonal 1,393 english-ext 475 primes
  • ... ( "King Returns" = 1337 trigonal )
  • ... ( "King's Return" = 1337 trigonal )
  • ... ( "Crown of Pharaoh" = 1337 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • "New Count" = 2021 squares
  • ... ( "Dracula" = "To Heal" = "The Man" = 187 primes )
By fighting the 'Covid-19'-engendered outbreak of allegorical (but practical) tyranny, you are fighting a mythological version of me.
FIGHT ME!! ... FIIIIGHT ME!!! FIIIIGHTT!!!!
Fear not idealogical battle, for...
  • "You are already dead" = 2001 english-extended
A very rare double, for such a long spell, in two related ciphers, :
  • "The Messiah has been put in power" = 2001 english-extended
  • "The Messiah has been put in power" = 2001 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "A Quantum Entanglement" = 2001 trigonal )
  • ... .. ... ( "King Arthur" = 2001 squares )
What does it mean?
  1. King Arthur has been appropriated to Christ (or vise versa)
  2. The words of the language constitute Logos (ie. Christ, God)
  3. The earthly tyrants are taking God's Word literally.
  4. The numbers in the spells are telling the government what to do. They see themselves as God's Army. Gematria is the original AI.
  5. Just like my interpretations of the spectrum of the alphabet codes reveal intent and desire, biased by my interpretive abilities, so too the 'Powers-that-be' are deriving Agenda from that portion of the gemstone-monolith they are extracting through whatever methodology and philosophy they've developed to do so. And they are in a position to impose, worldwide, the dictat they think they are receiving (see the C.S Lewis novel, That Hideous Strength, for a literary analogue).
  • "Coronavirus Religion" = 2020 trigonal
  • ... ( "Rulership" = 2020 squares )
The tyranny currently enshrouding the world, is a result of Biblical literalism, becoming a very serious stage play.
The scientific priesthood is perhaps interpreting scripture too literally, and you are going to choose whether you are on the side of God ('The Coronavirus Vaccine') or the Devil ('Covidian Coronavirus').
Are you going to let the Dictionary tell you what to do?
Perhaps you should, after all.
But do you understand the Word?
Q: ?
"A: The World Must Know It" = 888 primes
  • "I am the Almighty" = 474 primes
  • .. ( "The Great Emergence" = 474 primes )
  • ... .. ( "Great Pattern" = 474 primes )
  • ... .. .. ( "Numerology" = 474 primes )
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https://www.wired.com/2020/11/geeks-guide-sci-fi-dreams/
Why Aren’t There More Sci-Fi Movies About Dreams?
In an attempt not to call attention the possibility that:
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2020.11.19 11:53 PanzerBirb The Reformed Russian Armed Forces

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With Russia liberated, the victory parades done, and 'peace' restored to Russia, one of the tasks given to the new, unified government is the merger of the Provisional Army with the Armed Forces of Southern Russia. While both fought for liberty and freedom of Mother Russia from tyranny, two different and diverging doctrines regarding combat developed as a result of geographical and political considerations. While Denikin's force was composed primarily of mobile units and those enlisted from the Cossack heavy populations of the Don and Kuban territories, the Provisional Government in Siberia had only reliable access to the Orenburg and Ural Cossacks, with the more populous Trans-Baikal Cossacks pacifying their sectors or joining Semyonov in their... successful invasion of Mongolia. When the Provisional Army was able to break through because of superior firepower and concentrated strikes, it lacked the mobility needed to follow through and exploit breakthroughs, leading to a cycle of successful and devastating breakthroughs followed by organized withdrawals due to over-extension. While Denikin's front was more lucid and forces exhibited a similar behavior to the Eastern Front in the Great War, it was centered primarily on its utilization of limited armor breakthroughs and mobility to exploit those breakthroughs, leading to situations where entire armies collapsed to the AFSR, but it suffered greatly when exploitation of terrain and positioning could not be achieved. For the Russian Army - deemed too big to fail to succeed not only in localized conflicts, but global warfare, it has to learn from not only these lessons, but the lessons of the First World War.
With a devastated economy as well as a partially collapsed agricultural sector, the future of the Russian Army is unclear, as the status of a Russian revival both domestically and in geopolitics is currently grim. However, despite all of this, following multiple meetings of the newly formed Provisional War Council - with General Romanovsky acting as the chairman - was able to find common ground. Changes to the Russian Army's current doctrine would revolve around the analysis of the previous wars Russia had fought - and lost - and prediction of future conflicts Russia might find herself engaged in as the world continues to change around her.
The offensives conducted by Russia at the start of the Great War to relieve pressure off of the Western Front saw only limited success against an unprepared and inferior foe in Galicia and almost saw the complete destruction and routing of Russian forces during the First and Second Battles of the Masurian Lakes. While Russian forces were able to conduct several successful offensives during the War - such as Brusilov's Offensive in mid-1916 - these offensives failed to change the course of the war, depleted vital war material and in no way hampered the Central Power except for the occupation and seizure of the Galician harvest in 1914. In Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese War, Russian forces were beaten back by a superior foe who utilized surprise attacks and better transportation/supply lines to maintain the initiative. It has become clear that the cult of the offensive is unsuitable in this time and age, that logistics and supply have an important role in the conduction of warfare, and that Russia can not win a prolonged war of attrition in its current state.
The Russian Army was sustained through the Russian Civil War by outside powers, something that has not been previously afforded to Russia en masse within the last century. While foreign aid arrived in small amounts during the war, this aid did not meet the threshold needed for Russia to sustain itself against the Germans indefinitely. The situation in the Russian Civil War will most likely never be achieved and therefore the reliance of Russia only foreign military hardware, equipment and supply must eliminated for Russia to win any prolonged conflict. This can be achieved through further industrialization and modernization of Russia's economy to allow for the proper supply of not only the current Russian Army but an enlarged Russian Army should a major war break out and Russia finds herself drawn into conflict.
Another recommendation given by the Council would be the joint-utilization of mobility and concentrated firepower to break enemy positions and advance swiftly through breakthroughs to force either a withdrawal or dissolution of enemy forces along the front. Mobility and concentrated firepower - while having its benefits on its own - needs to be combined in such a blend that the horrors and failures of the Great War is never experienced by the Russian people. Armored warfare is something new to the Russian people, and while the Western Front and the AFSR saw tanks be able to undergo breakthroughs, their relative speed and reliability is something to be desired and if improvements in armored warfare are not achieved to support Russian efforts at the maintenance of mobility, the tank will be relegated to a purely supportive role in assisting Shock Troops in breaking the front-line.
The final recommendation of the Council would regard the merging and integration of both the Provisional Army and the Armed Forces of Southern Russia into a cohesive fighting force destined to fight future wars. The future Russian Army - disregarding the soon to be established Territorial Army - will at first number 250,000 men, drawn from all across Russia and will be expanded at a future date to reflex advancements in Russian industry. These 250,000 will be drawn from both the Provisional Army and the AFSR, retaining volunteers before resorting to limited conscription across Russia with no discrimination with regards to the rural-urban divide. This demobilization of the Russian Armed Forces will take place on an equal basis with regards to the PA and the AFSR, with the amount demobilized from both armies proportional to their size as of the final victory over the RSFSR. Those that ultimately remain in the army and those that either volunteer or are conscripted in the future will have their records examined and cross-referenced whenever possible to avoid the admittance of radical Bolsheviks into the armed Forces. As promised to the AFSR here, Wrangel, May-Mayevky, Shcherbachev, Kutepov and Dragomirov will be given positions either within Stavka or deployed forces in the field. If more generals want to stay than there are positions for them, they will be assigned to military-training schools and will be partly responsible for the development of Russian doctrine as recommended by the Provisional War Council and will be tasked with utilizing their extra time at improving standards and curriculum at not only the best schools, but all military academies in the nation. After all, Denikin himself was able to come from such humble beginnings...
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2020.11.19 06:07 pandasparkle [SELL/SWAP US only] REDUCED PRICES & FREE Items Just Pay Shipping! Makeup, skincare, haircare, body care, nails, brushes, and sets. Includes Limited Editions Items! Mostly BNIB! Free gifts w/ purchase & free makeup bags! ABH, Benefit, Colourpop, Clinique, Ofra, Tarte, Too Faced, Urban Decay & more!

Welcome! :D This is an updated list for those who purchased/swapped with me before
UPDATE: I added FWP items throughout the post, you can add as many as you want (no max) but shipping may cost extra if it becomes too heavy.
BN = Brand new, BNIB = Brand new in box, SU = Slightly used, RV = Retail Value

Makeup

Primers:
Becca First Light Priming Filter Face Primer BNIB $19
Benefit The PoreFessional Pore Smoothing Face Primer Full Size 0.75 oz BNIB $14 each x3
Cover FX Blurring Primer 1.0 oz 80% left $7
Elf Poreless Putty Primer BNIB $6 each x2
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser 70% left $2 or FWP
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Color Correcting Adjust Travel Size 0.50 BN $5
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Minimize Pores Primer Full Size 1 oz BNIB $15
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Radiance 1 oz BNIB $15
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Water Drop Primer 0.68 oz “Coconut”, “Cucumber”, “Rose (x2)” BN $4 each
Foundations, Concealers, Powders:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation 1 oz BNIB $20
Clinique All ABout Eyes Concealer “03 Light Petal” SU $3
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer “6 Ivory” SU $10
Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops “130 MF-G” BNIB $2
Clinique Even Better All Over Concealer + Eraser “WN 04 Bone” BNIB $10
Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 “WN 04 Bone” BNIB $10
Clinique Superbalanced Makeup “27 Alasbaster N” Used $5
Colourpop No Filter Foundation "Fair 15" SU $5
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer SPF 50+ “Light Medium” 80% left Exp 10/19 $5
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti Aging Waterproof Concealer “Medium” BNIB $10
Lottie London Ready Set! Go Setting Powder 0.52 oz BN $4
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation “Y325” 1.01 oz SU $10
Maybelline Superstar Better Skin Foundation "Warm Nude 30" 1 oz Used (few years old but smell hasn't changed) FWP
Nyx Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation "Warm Vanilla" 1.01 oz Used x1 $5
Smashbox Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation "Shade 2.1" 1 oz BNIB $20
Tarte Creaseless Concealer “Light Medium Neutral” BNIB $13
Tarte Rainforest of Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette SU (W/ Box) $10
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer “Light Neutral” BNIB $15
Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder “Translucent” BNIB $17 each x2
Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer “Light Medium” SU $5
Too Faced Super Coverage Multi Use Sculpting Concealer “Warm Beige” BNIB $18
Ulta Beauty Youthful Glow Foundation "Light Warm" 1.1 oz BNIB $6
Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer “Light Neutral” Swatched $10
Setting Sprays:
Colourpop Crystal Setting Spray “Aquamarine”, “Aventurine” BNIB $7 each
Flower Beauty Seal the Deal Hydrating Setting Spray Dewy Finish 3.04 oz BN $4
Flower Beauty Seal the Deal Long Lasting Setting Spray Matte Finish 3.04 oz BN $4
Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray 3.04 oz BN $15 each
J.Cat Beauty Spray Set Go Makeup Setting Spray Aloe Vera Infused BN $2 Or FWP
Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ 1.0 oz BN $11
Milani Make It Last Setting Spray Full Size 2.03 oz BN $6 each x7
Morphe Continuous Setting Mist 2.8 oz BN $10
PUR Haze Mist Setting Spray CBD Replenishing Facial Setting Spray BNIB $10
Revlon Photoready Prep, Set, Refresh Mist (Sprayed once) $3 or FWP
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus 3-in-1 Primer Water 1.52 oz “Coconut”, “Cucumber”, “Rose (x2)” BN $4 each
Eyebrows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Skinny Brow Pencil Full Size: Shades Chocolate (x14), Dark Brown (x3), Ebony (x6), Medium Brown (x13), Soft Brown (x12) BNIB $13 each
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer Triangular Brow Pencil Full Size: Shades Chocolate (x2), Medium Brown (x3), Soft Brown (x2) BNIB $14 each
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil Easy Shape & Fill Full Size: Shades 3 (x2), 3.5 (x3), 4.5 (x3), 5, 6 Full Size BNIB $14 each
Benefit KaBrow Cream Gel Eyebrow Color Full Size: Shade “3” BN no box $10
Benefit Soft & Natural Brows Kit Shade 6 Includes Full Size Goof Proof Brow Pencil, High Brow Pencil, mini 24hr Brow Setter, and Shaping Stencils BNIB $20
NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel BN $3 or FWP
Eyes:
3CE StyleNanda Triple Shadow “Dainty Tasty” SU $5
Ardell Baby Demi x3 & Baby Wispies x3 BN $2 each or all for $6
Ardell Demi Wispies 4 pack BN $6 each x4
Colourpop Bff Creme Gel Liner “Crssd”, “Punch”, “Unyz”,”Teaspoon”, “DTLA”, “Fast Lane” BN $6 each or all 6 for $30
Colourpop Super Shock Shadows “Bandit”, “Cheap Date”, “Crimper”, “Deux”, “Elixir”, “Liberty”, “Quatre”, “Seeker”, “Super Hard Core”, “Trois” SU $4 each or all 10 for $30
Colourpop Super Star Loose Pigment “Badlands”, “Typhoon” SU $4 each or $6 for both
Covergirl Clean Fresh Mascara “Extreme Black” BN $3
Covergirl Liquiline Blast “Purple” SU $1 or FWP
Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara “Intense Black” BN $3
Essence Metal Shock Liquid Eyeshadow “01 Solar Explosion”, “02 Stars & Stories”, “03 Galaxy Rocks”, “04 Supernova”, “05 Moon Dust”, “06 Total Eclipse” Swatched $2 each or all for $5
Eyeko London Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner "Black" BNIB $10
It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara Full Size BNWOB $12
Kiss Lash Couture “Gala” BN $3 each x3
Laura Geller Glamlash Dramatic Volumizing Mascara “Black” BNWOB $10
Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara “Blackest Black” BN $5
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara “Blackest Black” BN $5
Milani Stay Put Eyeliner “03 Duchess” BNIB $3 or FWP
Nudestix Magnetic Luminous Eye Color "Nudity" Swatched $10
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “Milk” BN $3 each x2 x1
Ofra Eyeliner "Green Go" Swatched $3 or FWP
Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner “Black” BNIB $10
Tarte Tarteist Metallic Shadow “Shake Down” BNIB $5 each x2
TheBalm Overshadow The Sexpots Loose Eyeshadow “No Money, No Honey” BNIB $5
Ulta Beauty Glitter Eye Top Coat “Born To Shine” BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Perfect Pair Eyeshadow Duo Includes “Petite” and “Beauty Junkie” BNIB $6
Ulta Beauty Eyeliner Pencil “Blackout” BN $1 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Gel Eyeliner Pencil “Blackout” BN $2 x2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Matte Eye Primer “Nude” BN $5
Ulta Beauty Plush Drama Volumizing Mascara BN $4
Ulta Beauty Bold Ambition Volumizing & Conditioning Mascara BN $4
Ulta Beauty Limitless Lashes Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara BN $4 x2
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Waterproof Eye Pencil Full Size “Perversion” BNIB $15 each x2
Wet n WIid Color Icon Kohl Eyeliner "Of Quartz" SU $1 or FWP
Unknown Glitter BN FWP
Cheeks (Highlighters, Blushes, Bronzers):
Benefit Hoola Bronzer Full Size BN $18
Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter ”Off Tropic” Swatched $6
Cover fx Custom Enhancer Drops “Moonlight” BNIB $27
Covergirl Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Stick “400 So Gilty” BN $4
Makeup Revolution Ultra Strobe Stick “Peach Lightening” BN $2 each x2 or FWP
Makeup Revolution The One Sculpt Contour Stick “Contour” BNIB $2 or FWP
Makeup Revolution Highlighting Palette “Fierce Mind” BN $8
Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Stick “Incandescent 03” BNIB $3 or FWP
NYX Whipped Wonderland Liquid Highlighter Limited Edition “LH001 Flight of the Fairy” BNIB $7
NYX Away We Glow Illuminating Powder “Brick Road” BN $5
Ofra Eyeshadow/Highlighter Single “Bliss” BN $9 each
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush “Plum Rose” SU $5
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Highlighter “Champagne" Swatched $5
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Highlighter “Pearl” BN $7
Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush “Bittersweet”, “Quiver” Swatched $10 each or #15 for both
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer “Palm Beach Ready” BN $2
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer “Ticket to Brazil” BN $2
Wet n Wild Color Icon Rainbow Highlighter “Bronze Over The Rainbow”, “Everlasting Glow” SU $4 each
Wet n Wild Megoglo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter "Goddess Glow", “Halo, Goodbye” BN $3 or FWP
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Bar Limited edition “Earth” BN $10
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Gold Bar “Holly Gold Head” BN $4
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder “Blossom Glow”, “Botanic Dream” BN $2 each “Precious Petals” Used FWP
Wet n Wild Megaglo Loose Highlighting Powder Limited edition “Moon Tears”, “Written in the Stars” BN $10 each
Ulta Beauty Duo Chrome Illuminator “Prismatic Mermaid” BN $4 each x2
*Palettes: Eyes & Face *
Colourpop iluvsarahii Chic-y Palette Not used but one shade is broken & mirror is not glued to palette $7
Colourpop In a Trance Pressed Powder Palette BNIB $12
Colourpop Custom Pressed Powder Palettes 3 available $15 each or $26 for both. Palette 1: “Tiki”, “Paper Tiger”, “Criss Cross”, “Cannonball” Palette 2: “Full Zip”, “The Hidden Hills”, “Golden Gate Bridge”, “Team Captain” All Shades are SU
Dose of Colors Hidden Treasures Palette BNIB $25
Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $25
Laura Geller Montauk Escape Eye and Face Palette SU $15
Lorac Unzipped Desert Sunset Eyeshadow Palette (No mini eyeshadow primer) SU $17
Makeup Revolution Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette “Neutrals 3”, “Vitality, BN $3 each or $5 for both
Makeup Revolution Love Conquers All Eyeshadow Palette BN $5
Makeup Revolution #Selfie Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $5
Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Palette “05 Earthy Elements” SU $3 or FWP
Pur Festival Palette BNIB $10
Sephora Collection Holographic Face & Cheek Palette BNIB $3
Smashbox Cover Shot Golden Hour Eye Palette BNIB $12
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $30
Ulta Palettes $2 each or FWP
Vera Mona Lotus Eyeshadow Palette Swatched $10
Wet n Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Quad Limited Edition “Secret Garden Rendezvous” BN $3
Lips (Highend)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss “Luna” BNIB $10
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette Vol 1 BNIB $30
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick “Heathers” BN $10 “Veronica” SU $5 or both for $12
BareMinerals BarePro Longwear Lipstick “Petal” BNIB $11
Becca Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Gloss “Champagne Dream x Bellini” BNIB $9
Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip “Cranberry Stiletto” BN $12
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip “Yucca” SU $5
Buxom Full On Lip Polish Full Size BNIB “Debbie” (x3, one w/ no box), “Hailey”, “Maddy” (no box), “Trixie”, “White Russian” (no box) $9 each
Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner "Covert Affair" Swatched $6
Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipstick “Berry Me”, “Cork”, “Extra Saucy” SU $5 each or $10 for all
Juice Beauty Phyto Pigments Liquid Lip “18 Gwyneth” BNIB $10
KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick “Bow N Arrow” BNIB $14
Kylie Cosmetics High Gloss "Diva" BN $10
Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit “Ulta Beauty” BNIB $18
Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Lip Kit “Bare” BNIB $18
Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick “Shook” SU $9
Laura Geller Pout Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner “Spice” BN $7
Lime Crime Diamond Crusher “Lit”, “Trip”, “Unicorn” BNIB $10 each
Lime Crime Lip Glaze (Butter + Glaze) “Rosemary” BNIB $10
Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Matte Liquid “Bleached” BNIB $12 each x2
Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Matte Liquid “New Americana” (New) $10, “Saint”, “Wicked” SU $5 each or $15 for all
Lime Crime Velvetine Lip Liner “Bittersweet”, “Drew”, “Fangs” Swatched $9 each or $18 for all
Lime Crime Plushies “Blackberry”, “Cola”, “Gumdrop”, “Jam”, “Orange Juice” SU $7 each for $25 for all
Lipstick Queen “Morning Sunshine” Lipstick BNIB $19 each x2
Lipstick Queen Invisible Lip Liner BNIB $9 each x2
MAC Patrick Starrr Retro Matte Lipstick “Hey Boy, Hey” BN $19
MAC Patrick Starrr Retro Matte Lipstick “Mamastarrr” BNIB $15
MAC Matte Lipstick “Whirl” SU $9
MAC Patrick Starrr Lipglass “Mamastarrr” BNIB $20
MAC Patrick Starrr Lipglass “Queen P” BN $10
MAC Very Valuable Lipglass Mini Kit 1 BNIB $9
Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick “Bel Air BN”, “Laguna Beach (x2)” BNIB $12, “Las Olas (SU)” $9, “Mina (x2 one w/out box) $12, “Monaco (x3 one w/out box) BNIB $12
Smashbox Always On Cream to Matte Lipstick "Stepping Out" BNIB $9
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick “Spoiler Alert” BNIB $9
Stila Lip Glaze “Ruby Grapefruit” BN $5
Stila Shine Fever Lip Vinyl “Speedway” BNIB $9
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick “Dolce”, “Firenze”, “Siena” SU $4 each
Tarte Lip Paint “Bling” (SU) $4, “Get It” (SU) $4, “TBT” (New) $7
Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon “Blackout” BNIB $7
TheBalm Plump Your Pucker Lip Gloss “Exaggerate” BNIB $9
Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick “Hopeless Romantic” “Safe Word” BN $8 each
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick “Sugar” SU $8
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Juicy Fruits Comfort Lip Glaze “Who Gives A Fig?” BNIB $9
Urban Decay Kristen Leanne Liquid Lipstick “Forgive” & “Forget” Set BNIB $22
Urban Decay Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss “Shadowheart” BNIB $8
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick “Amulet” SU $5
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat “Copycat” BNIB $5
Woosh Beauty Spin-On Lip Gloss “Glam Peach” BNIB $9
Lips (Drugstore):
Colourpop Disney Villains Ultra Glossy Lip “Puppies!!! (Prismatic)” BNIB $10
Colourpop Lippie Stix “Only You (Creme)” BNIB $6
Colourpop My Little Pony Ultra Glossy Lip “Dream Castle” BNIB $6
Colourpop My Little Pony Ultra Matte Lip “Lemon Drop” BNIB $6
Elf Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick “Touch of Berry” BNIB $3 each x2 or FWP
Essence Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss “Behind the Scenes (Clear)” $2 each x2
Fizz & Bubble Lip Scrub “Cherry Slush, “Sugar Tart” BN $5 each “Watermelon (not sealed but not used)” $2 or FWP
Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub “Rootbeer” SU exp: 1/19 $2 or FWP
Jordana Easyliner For Lips Retractable Pencil “Cabernet” SU $1 or FWP
LA Girl Glitter Magic Shimmer Shifting Lip Color “Champagne Fizz” BN $2 each x2 or FWP
LA Girl Ultimate Lip Liner “Keep It Spicy” BN $2 or FWP
Loreal Limited Edition Balmain Lipstick “Fever” BN $8
Makeup Revolution Lipstick “Chauffuer” BN $2 or FWP
Makeup Revolution Lipstick Sophx “Fudge” SU $1 or FWP
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm “Beam of Blush (Crystal)“ BN $1 or FWP
Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick “379 Fuchsia For Me x3” BN $3 each or FWP
Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick “25 I am Brave” BN $5
NYX Lip Liner “Nutmeg” Swatched $2 or FWP
NYX Lip Lingerie Gloss “Euro Trash” & NYX Lip Lingerie Matte Liquid Lipstick “Exotic” BN $4 each or FWP
NYX Simply Nude Lip Cream “Sable” Used $1 or FWP
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream “Copenhagen” BN $3 or FWP
NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner “Subversive Socialite” BN $3 each x2 or FWP
Palladio Matte Liquid Lip Color Casey Holmes Collab “Rescue” SU $4 or FWP
Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner “063 Eastend Snob” BN $3 or FWP Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go “09 Fuschia” BN $1 or FWP
Skinfix Lip Coconut Mint “Natural Watermelon Mint x2” BN $2 each or FWP
Sleek Major Matte Lip Cream “Rioja Red” BN & SU $1 each or FWP
Sleek Shattered Glass Lip Topper “Hoax” BN $2 each or FWP
Soap & Glory Poutstanding Lip Contouring Crayon “No Candy Do” BNIB $5 x2 each or FWP
The Balm Pickup Liners “Chemistry” BN $4
Ulta Beauty Automatic Lip Liner “Fresh” SU $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Juice Infused Lip Oil “Sweet Rose” BN $3
Ulta Beauty Jelly Gloss Lip Gel $1 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Lip Plumping Transforming Top Coat “Ethereal” BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Luxe Lipstick “Mischievous”, “Social Status (x3)” BN $2 each or FWP
Ulta Beauty Peach Lip Balm BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Tinted Juice Infused Lip Oil “Passionate Peach” BN $5 each x2
Victoria’s Secret Lip Silk Sheer Gloss “Fearless” $2 or FWP
Victoria’s Secret Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain “Perfection” BN $4 or FWP
Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit “Darkness Falls”,” Goth Topic”, SU $1 each or FWP
Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit “Shady Witch”, “Nudist Peach” “Ride on My Copper x3 (Metallic)” BN $2 each or FWP

Skincare:

BareMineral Complexion Rescue Defense Radiant Protective Veil SPF 30 1.7 oz BNIB $29
Becca Skin Love Glow Elixir 0.98 oz BNIB $17
CellTrion Skincure Real Complexion Cream Ex BNIB $10
Clinique ID Cartridge for Pores & Uneven Texture 0.34 oz BNIB $10
Clinique ID Dramatically different hydrating jelly 3.9 oz BNIB $19
Clinique 3 Step Skincare System Dry Combination Skin Type 2 includes Dramatically different moisturizing lotion (0.5 oz), Liquid Facial Soap Mild (1 oz), Clarifying Lotion 2 (1 oz) $8
Clinique Dewy Delights Set: Includes Moisture Surge 72 Hr Auto Replenishing Hydrator 0.5 oz, Moisture Surge Overnight Mask 1 oz, Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief 1 oz, Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm “Woppin’ Watermelon” BNIB $19
Crepe Erase Flaw-Fix Eye Cream 0.5 oz BNIB $35
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment SU $5 or FWP
DermaDoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm 0.5 oz BNIB $35
Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance 1.7 oz BNIB $29 each
Dermalogica Phyto-Nature Firming Serum BNIB (Retail Price $145) $95
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream Sunscreen SPF 15 BNIB $20
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser (Combination) 4.2 oz BN $10
Foreo Day Cleanser Awakening Radiance Yogurt 2 oz BNIB $10
Foreo Night Cleanser Celestial Melting Gel 2 oz BNIB $10
Formula 10.0.6 Masks: Be Berry Awake Energizing Peel Mask, Be Berry Bright Exfoliating Mud Mask, Be Berry Clear Illuminating Peel Mask, Be Berry Fresh Balancing Mud Mask, Be Berry Smooth Moisturizing Peel Mask, Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask $5 each or $20 for all
H20 + Rapids Probiotic Sorbet Moisturizer 1.7 oz BNIB $15
IT Cosmetic Confidence In An Eye Cream 0.5 oz BNIB $20
Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment 1 oz BNIB $18
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment 2 oz BN $60
Kiwi Botanicals Purifying Honey Melt Facial Cleanser 3.1 oz BN $6
Kopari Coconut Face Cream 2.5 oz BNIB $25
Kopari Coconut Melt 5.1 oz BN $15 each
Kopari Coconut Rose Toner 5.1 oz BNIB $19
Kopari Coconut TLC Kit: Includes Coconut melt (2.5 oz), and Lip glossy (0.35 oz) BNIB $19
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea 8 oz BN $8
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rose Water 8 oz BN $8
Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum 1 oz BN $30
Murad Age Reform Hydo-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture 1.7 oz BNIB $39
Murad Hydrating Toner 6 oz BN $20
Murad Resurgence Retinol Youth Renewal Serum 1.0 oz BNIB (Retail Price $89) $65
No 7 Early Defense Glow Activating Serum 1 oz BN $18
Oars + Alps Wake Up Eye Stick 0.5 oz BNIB $10
OLAY Complete Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 Combination/Oily 6 oz BNIB $6
Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral Rish Atomic Heat Mask 5.1 oz BNIB (Retail Price $60) $40
Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Moisturizer 0.64 oz $15
Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads Super Size 90 Pads BNIB $46
Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser 3 oz $6
Physician's Formula Argan Oil Used $5
ProactivMD Blackhead Dissolving Gel 1 oz BNIB $10
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Drying Lotion BN $7
Skinfood Aloe Vera Soothing Gel 93% 300 ml 10.14 oz BN $8
Skinfood Peach Jelly Soothing Gel 90% 10.14 oz BN $8
Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It Two Minute T-Zone Detox Scrub 5 oz BN $5
St. Ives “Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub”, “Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub”, “Nourished & Smooth Oatmeal Scrub + Mask”, “Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub” 6 oz BN $2 each or $5 for all
Tony Moly Peach Punch Sherbet Cleansing Balm 2.82 oz $10
Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack 100 ml (3.38 oz) BNIB $10
Ulta Beauty 24k Magic Metallic Peel Off Mask Rose Gold 3.4 oz BN $9
Ulta Beauty Hydraburst Leave On Mask 1.7 oz BN $9
UpCircle Face Scrub Floral Blend $4

Body Care:

Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Hand Cream 1.3 oz BN $4 each x3 or FWP
Ahava Smoothing Body Lotion Superfood Kale & Turmeric 1.3 oz $3 x3 or FWP
Bath Bomb Bundle: Includes Fizz & Bubble Artisan Bath Fizzy “Watermelon” x3, Hawaiian Lei Bath Ice Cream, Lush Bath Bomb, Ulta Beauty Simply Clean Bath Fizz, Unknown Bath Bomb. All for $15
Bath & Body Works Fragrance Mist “Carried Away” (Sprayed a few times), “Charmed Life” (Usage Shown), “Frosted Snowberry” (Usage Shown), “Into The Wild (Usage Shown)” 8 oz $6 each
Bath & Body Works Body Lotion “Sweet Pea” 8 oz $6
Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Body Cream 8 oz $10
Bath & Body Works Body Shimmer Mist “Jingle Bellini” 8 oz Usage shown $9
Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion “Coconut & Cream” 1 oz BN $5
H20+ Beauty Oasis Body Gel Moisturizer (2 oz) & Sea Green Body Butter (1 oz) BN $2 each or FWP
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 2.25 oz “Star Jasmine & Vanilla” (Limited Edition) BN $8
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 8 oz: “Beach Body Raspberry Peach & Tamarind” (Limited Edition) BN $14
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 8 oz: “Summer Love Wildflowers & Coconut Water” (Limited Edition) BN $14
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 8.5 oz “Yuzu & Starfruit” SPF 30 Exp: 4/19 BN $10
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Goji Orange Lemonade” (Limited Edition) BN $18
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Mandarin Orange & Key Lime (Limited Edition)” BN $18
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Original" Summer Edition Packaging BN $15
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 21 oz: “Original” BN $30
Kneipp Mineral Bath Salt Joint & Muscle Arnica BN $4 or FWP
Kopari Coconut Body Glow 0.5 BN $10
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 45 BN 2 pack $10
Ouai Body Creme 1 oz BN $8
Pacifica After Sun Body Spray 6 oz” “Blood Orange” Sprayed a few times $5
Pacifica After Sun Body Spray 6 oz: “Pineapple Flower” Sprayed a few times $5
Pacifica Body Butter “Hawaiian Ruby Guava”, “Indian Coconut Nectar”, “Sugared Amber Dreams”, “Tunisian Jasmine Lime” 1 oz BN $4 each or $12 for all
Pacifica Mineral SPF 50 Body Butter 5 oz: “Blood Orange” SU $5
Physicians Formula Body Butter 0.5 oz BN $5
Philosophy Pure Grace Nude Rose Body Lotion 1 oz BN x2 $4 or FWP
Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream 2.3 oz “Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom” x4 BN $5 each or FWP
Soap & Glory Spritz Me Quick Super Hydrating Moisture Milk 4.2 oz SU $5
Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 2.5 oz BN $15
Tony Moly Hand Cream “I’m Green Tea”, “I’m Honey” 1.01 oz BN $5 each
Ulta Beauty Body Lotion “Almond Honey” 2 oz BN $2 each or FWP
Ulta Beauty Body Lotion “Bamboo Breeze” 10 oz BN $5
Ulta Beauty Body Lotion “Sweet Grapefruit” 10 oz BN $5
Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist “Ravishing Love” Usage shown $5
Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist “Tropic Breeze” Usage shown $5
Victoria’s Secret Body Lotion “Bombshell Summer” 8.4 oz BN $20
Victoria’s Secret Body Lotion “Exotic Bloom” 8 oz BN $8
Victoria’s Secret PINK Body Lotion “Cloud Blush” 8 oz BN $15
Victoria’s Secret PINK Body Lotion “Coco Lotion”, “Coco Zen” 14 oz BN $17 each
Victoria’s Secret PINK Body Mist and Body Lotion Mini “Fresh & Clean” 2.5 oz BN $3 each or both for $5
Victoria’s Secret PINK Detox Time with Charcoal Purifying Clay Face & Body Mask 7 oz $9
YSL Mon Paris Lotion 1.6 oz BN x2 $10 each
(Free Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Balm 0.33 oz “Indian Rose & Sweet Almond Oil” BN x2 w/ $10 body care purchase, while supplies last)

Haircare:

AG Hair Care Fast Food Leave In Conditioner 6 oz BN $10
American Crew Fiber Cream 3.3 oz $5
Bed Head Superstar Queen For a Day Thickening Spray 10.2 oz BN $8
Honest Beauty Truly Restored Leave In Conditioner 4.2 oz BN $8 each
Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Rainbow Mist Temporary Color Spray 2.5 oz “Earl Grey”, “Sweet Tea” BNIB $5 each
Matrix Total Results 20 Miracle Creator 6.8 oz BN $8
OGX Kandee Johnson Candy Drop Shampoo (x3) & Conditioner (x3) BN $4 each
Pravana The Perfect Blonde Seal & Protect Leave In 10.1 oz BN $12
Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum Cool Blonde Enhancing Treatment 3.4 oz x2 BN $15 each
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer 5.7 oz $10 each x2 or $16 for both (defective bottle will come free w/ purchase of one or both x1)
Redken One United All in One Multi Benefit Treatment 13.5 oz $15
Redken Set Includes deluxe size: All Soft shampoo and conditioner, One United, Triple Take 32 hairspray BNIB $8 each x5

Applicators & Tools:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Blending Sponge BN $10
EcoTools Perfecting Blender Duo BNIB $7
It Brushes for Ulta Velvet Luxe Buffing Foundation No 301 BNIB $30
Lime Crime Hot Stuff Brush Set BNIB $15 X5
MAC 164 Brush BN $16
MAC 141 S Brush BN $16
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge BNIB $3
Sephora Collection Drawn Together Magnetic Brush Set Includes: Complexion, Crease, Powder, Packing, Fan, Concealer Brushes & Magnetic Frame BNIB $40
Tangle Teezer On the Go Detangling Hairbrush Hello Kitty BNIB $10
Tarte Mermaid Eyelash Curler BN $5
Wet N Wild Smokey Liner Brush, Small Eyeshadow, Large Eyeshadow brushes (x2) $1 each

Nail Polish:

Bundle deal: All for $10
OPI Nail Lacquer “Have A Grape Summer”, “N-Iceland” BN $5 each
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Set “131 Coral Carnival” BNIB $10
Free: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Mini Nail Polish “231 Red My Lips” w/ $10 nail purchase

Fragrances:

Clean Rain & Pear Rollerball 0.17 oz BN $9 each x2
Clinique Happy 0.14 oz BNIB $8
Define Me Hair Fragrance Mist Delphine 0.1 oz BN (Came half filled) $3 each
DKNY Nectar Love Rollerball EDP 0.1 oz $5 each
Dolce & Gabbana The Only One 0.13 oz $10
Giorgio Armani Si Pasione EDP 0.25 oz BNIB $12 each x2
Jimmy Choo Fever 0.15 oz BNIB $9 each x2
Kate Spade Walk On Air BN $10
Kate Spade Walk On Air Sunshine Rollerball .34 oz BNIB $15
Philosophy Amazing Grace 0.35 oz BN $10
Philosophy Amazing Grace 0.5 oz BN $15
Scent Beauty Scent Organix Discovery Kit “Rise & Shine”, “I am Bright”, “I am Radiant”, “So Serene” Sprayed x1 $10
Vera Wang Flower Princess (Usage Shown) 3.4 oz $20

BUNDLE DEALS

Asian Beauty Bundle
Bath Bomb Bundle: Includes Fizz & Bubble Artisan Bath Fizzy “Watermelon” x3, Hawaiian Lei Bath Ice Cream, Lush Bath Bomb, Ulta Beauty Simply Clean Bath Fizz, Unknown Bath Bomb. All for $15

DELUXE MINIS

DEAL: Take 10 for $20! Or $3 each
Eyes:
Eyebrow:
Eyeliner:
Eye Primer: * Ulta Beauty Tinted Eye Primer “Champagne”, “Peach Glow” 0.17 oz
Mascara:
Face:
Bronzer:
Highlighter: * Becca Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter 0.17 oz x2 * Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid “Opal” 0.2 oz x3 * Cover Fx Custom Enhancer Drops “Moonlight” 0.095 oz x6 * Dermablend Glow Creator Liquid Highlighter 0.13 oz x2 * LA Girl Strobe Lite Strobing Powder 0.07 oz * Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator “Diamond Dust” * Ulta Beauty Liquid Highlighter Northern Lights 0.17 oz * Winky Lux Holographic Highlighter “Charm” 0.11 oz x4
Primer:
Sunscreen: * Cotz Face Natural Tinted SPF 40 Sunscreen exp 11/20 0.18 oz x2
Foundation & Concealer:
Powder:
Lips:
Lip gloss: * BareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer “Darling” 0.03 oz x2 * Beauty by Popsugar Be The Boss Lip Gloss “Time After Time” 0.085 oz x7 * Buxom Full On Lip Polish “Dolly”, “White Russian x3” 0.05 oz * Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss “Goddess” 0.02 oz * Mac Lipglass “Love You Big Time” 0.08 oz * Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump Lip Gloss “Pinkwell” 0.13 oz x4 * Ulta Beauty Jelly Gloss Lip Gel "Beach Babe", "Sunshine" x2
Lipstick:
Skincare:
Acure Brightening Day Cream 1 oz
Cerave Moisturizing Lotion 1 oz
Clarins:
Clinique:
Curel Set: Moisture Facial Lotion Enrich & Intensive Moisture Facial Cream
Dermadoctor Lucky Bamboo Fermented Wasabi Pressed Serum 0.34 oz x2
Derma E Vitamin Gentle C Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste 1 oz
Dermalogica:
Earthly Body Miracle Oil 0.34 oz x2
Exuviance:
First Aid Beauty: * Ultra Repair BarriAir Cream 0.30 oz * Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer 0.34 oz x2 * Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum 0.25 oz
Hanskin Pore Cleansing Balm 0.28 oz x2
It Cosmetics: * Confidence in A Cleanser 0.6 oz * Confidence in A Gel Lotion 0.17 oz x2
Juice Beauty * Bamboo Pore Refining Mask 0.5 oz * Stem Cellular Anti Wrinkle Booster Serum 0.26 oz x4
Kiehl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator 0.17 oz
La Roche-Posay: * Hylau B5 Serum 0.1 oz * Effaclar Mat Moisturizer 3ml * Lipikar Balm Intense Repair Moisturizing Cream 0.5 oz * Lipikar Lotion Daily Repair Moisturizer Lotion 0.5 oz
Mario Badescu: * Aloe Vera Toner 1 oz x3 * Cucumber Cleansing Lotion 1 oz x2 * Glycolic Acid Toner 1 oz * Facial Spray w Aloe, Cucumber, & Green Tea 1 oz * Rose Hips Mask 0.5 oz x3 * Witch Hazel & Lavender Toner 1 oz x2
Murad: * Clarifying Oil-Free Water Gel 0.17 oz * Hydration: Night Fix Enzyme Treatment 0.17 oz * Intensive-C Radiance Peel Environmental Shield 0.33 oz * Resurgence Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel 0.33 oz * Revitalizer Recovery Serum 0.17 oz x2
No 7: * Early Defense Glow Activator Serum 0.16 oz x2 * Restore & Renew Face & Neck Serum 0.16 oz x2
Origins: * Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask 1 oz * High Potency Night-A-Mins Renewal Cream 0.5 oz x2 * Plantscription Anti Aging power serum x2
Perricone MD * High Potent Face Firm Activator 0.25 oz * Hypoallergenic CBD Sensitive Skin Therapy Soothing & Hydrating Eye Cream 0.25 oz
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask 0.47 oz x4 x3
Philosophy: * Purity 3-in-1 Cleanser 1 oz x12 * Purity Moisturizer x2 * Time in a bottle resist and renew repair serum 0.1 oz x2 * Ultimate miracle work fix eye power treatment fill and firm 0.1 oz x2
Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer .33 oz x2
PUR Forever Clean Gentle Cleanser 0.5 oz
Real Chemistry Luminous 5 Minute Peel
Skin & Co Truffle Therapy: * Polishing Micro Exfoliating Truffle Face Gommage 1 oz x2 * Essential Face Toner 1 oz
Skinfix Foaming Clay Cleanser 1 oz
Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Splash Mask 0.61 oz
Skyn Iceland Icelandic Youth Serum
StriVectin: * Anti Wrinkle Re-code Line Transforming Melting Serum 0.25 oz x4 * Eye Concentrate For Wrinkles 0.25 oz * Multi-Action Restorative Cream 0.25 oz * NIA Full Charged Serum x Moisturizer * SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate For Wrinkles & Stretch Marks
Sunday Riley BOTH PENDING * Retinol Sleeping Night Oil 5 ml * Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream 0.3 oz
Vichy: * Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream (Creme Riche) Dynamic hydration Dry to Very Dry Skin 0.5 oz x3 * Aqualia Thermal Serum 0.1 oz * LiftActiv Supreme Progressive anti aging and firminess correcting care 0.51 oz * Liftactiv Night Supreme Anti Wrinkle & Firming Care 0.51 oz * Mineral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster 4ml x2
Your Good Skin Balancing Skin Concentrate 0.33 oz
Hair Care:
Alterna: * Caviar Anti Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream 0.85 oz * Caviar Anti Aging Smoothing Anti Frizz 0.85 oz
Bumble & Bumble: * BB Glow Bond Building Styler 0.5 oz * BB Don’t Blow It Fine Hair Styler 0.5 oz
Drybar Whiskey Fix Styling Paste
Hempz: * CBD Moisture Hit Ultra Hydrating Shampoo * CBD On One Condition Ultra Hydrating Conditioner * CBD Seeing is Be Leave- In Ultra Hydrating Conditioning Mist 2 oz
Kenra: * Deep Detox Scrub 1 oz PENDING * Transforming Texturizing Creme 1 oz
Living Proof: * Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream 1 oz x6 * Style Lab Blowout Styling & Finishing Spray 0.5 oz * Style Lab Prime Style Extender 1 oz x2 * T.B.D Multi tasking Styler 1 oz x2 * Restore Perfecting Spray 0.05 oz x2 * Restore Smooth Blowout Concentrate 0.17 oz x2
Deluxe Sets: $10 each
Tier 1 (Free with any purchase): Sample Packets (Makeup, Skincare, Hair).
Sample Packets include:
Makeup: * Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Blonde-Light Brown, Brunette-Auburn x2 * BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Packet “Vanilla 02”, “Natural 05”, “ Tan 07”, “Chestnut 09” x5 * Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional x5 * Butter London Glazen Face Glow x5 * Colorscience Bronzing Perfector 3 in 1 Primer SPF 20 x3 * Dermablend Insta-grip jelly primer * Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation “420”, “340”, “220” * It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer Sampler Pack “Light, “ Medium”, “Medium Tan”, “Rich” x3 * It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer Sampler Pack “Light Natural, “ Medium”, “Tan”, “Deep” * It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer Packet “ Medium” * It Cosmetics CC Cream Sample Packet “Medium x3 * Mac Liptensity x3 * Nyx Control Drop Foundation “Mocha”, “Golden” * Lorac Light Source Primer “Dawn” “Dusk” * Lorac Porefection Primer * Pur Get A Grip Eyeshadow Primer * Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 0.5 oz x8 * Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte RainForest of the Sea Foundation “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation “Fair Beige, “Light Neutral”, “Light Medium Sand”, “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte Shape Tape Matte Foundation “Fair Beige, “Light Neutral”, “Light Medium Sand”, “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte Shape Tape Concealer “Fair Beige, “Light”, “Light Medium”, “Medium”, “Tan” x4 * Tarte Tarteist Lip Paints x4 * Too Faced Super Coverage Multi Use Sculpting Concealer “Chai”, “Chestnut” * Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation “Warm Sand”, “Toffee” & Tutti Frutti Dew You “Warm Sand”, “Toffee” * Urban Decay Primer Potion Pack “Original, “Eden”, “Sin”, “Anti-Aging”
Skincare: * Clinique Dramatically different hydrating jelly * Clinique Moisture Surge * Clinique Maximum Hydrator x3
Hair: * Living Proof Full Thickening Cream x2 * Living Proof TBD Multitasking Styler x3 * Sexy Hair Love Oil 0.27 oz * Wella Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil x3
Body: * Australian Gold Lotion Sunscreen * Lorac Tantalizer x5
Tier 2 (Free w/ $35 purchase): 5 deluxe sized items & small makeup bag
Tier 3 (Free w/ $55 purchase): Choice of deluxe set, 7 deluxe sized items, small makeup bag or medium makeup bag (Including Tier 1)
Tier 4 (Free w/ $75 purchase): Includes samples, 10 deluxe sized items and large makeup bag
All gifts with purchase are negotiable, the tiers are just a starting guide
If you want to purchase bags separately:
Small $5 each
Medium $7 each
Large $10 each
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2020.11.18 17:18 allthlvsrbrwn FACTIONAL War to the DEATH: CIA, FBI, Nation-States, National Security Council, Global Security Forum, Dominion, and everyone alive.

Date: Tuesday, 17-Nov-2020 14:00:17 https://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=158287
Source:
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index3395.htm
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November 17, 2020
CIA Director Suspected Wounded After US Military Raid On Secret German Election Base
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
A gobsmacking new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today discussing events relating to Day 15 of the election war currently raging in America, first centers its focus on a document prepared by the General Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (GRU) relating to the unexplained exfiltration from Afghanistan of a CIA-backed paramilitary group being closed in on by human rights groups—a document that reveals GRU military intelligence analysts turned over their investigation into this matter to the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) after this CIA-backed paramilitary group arrived at Ramstein Air Base, which is a United States Air Force base located in Rhineland-Palatinate-Germany—that then sees the focus of Security Council Members being shifted to a classified at the highest level “Of Special Importance” document of history, facts and currents events compiled by SVR intelligence analysts.
An SVR document whose only contents permitted to be openly commented on by various ministries includes the July-2014 shock expulsion from Germany of the CIA station chief for his crime of turning German intelligence employees into double agents—that was followed by the equally shocking Wikileaks revelation that CIA agents working under the Obama-Biden Regime were given cover identities and diplomatic passports to enter Germany—whose base was used to develop hacking tools as part of the CIA's massive digital arsenal—saw it further being revealed that a top secret CIA unit used the German city of Frankfurt am Main was the starting point for numerous hacking attacks on Europe, China and the Middle East—and showed that this CIA unit developed trojans and other malicious software in the American Consulate General Office, the largest US consulate in the world.
A secret cyber crime unit created and under the direct command of top CIA officer Anthony Schinella, who after being expelled from Germany returned to the United States—and on 14 June 2020, the CIA reported that Schinella committed suicide by shooting himself in the head—a claim SVR intelligence analysts dispute, with their assessment being that the CIA suicided Schinella [see our 29 August 2020 report “Top CIA Officer Spreading Russia Bounty Lies And Linked To Biden-Harris Satanism Suicided”]—and further sees the SVR having determined that the suiciding-killing of Schinella was ordered by retired US Army Major General Bert Mizusawa, whom President Trump had strategically placed at the CIA before this election began [see our 8 October 2020 report “CIA General Wages Secretive War Against Democrats Pulling Seth Rich From Grave”].
All of which has led the SVR to assess that a covert war has broken out between elements of the US military and the CIA—specifically because the CIA was discovered controlling the results of this presidential election through the computer servers it operates from its secret base at the American consulate in Frankfurt-Germany—but while occurring, saw these CIA servers being monitored by the FBI—and as cryptically just revealed by FBI Director Christopher Wray, who when speaking remotely to the World Economic Forum, Annual Meeting on Cybersecurity 2020: Enabling the Great Reset yesterday, saw him discussing his spy agencies’ cyber crime capabilities, to include his stating “That herculean effort included contributions by investigators in more than 40 jurisdictions, Europol, the Shadowserver Foundation, a German research institute”, and his ending his remarks with the words: “The FBI is ready to play”.
The critical significance of which was FBI Director Wray acknowledging for the first time the Americans were working with the German research institute Shadowserver Foundation—whose capabilities and expertise allows them to monitor in real time every computer server in the world and know what they are doing in real time—most particularly what the CIA servers at the American consulate in Frankfurt were doing during the presidential election—that resulted in a US Special Forces raid on the Frankfurt consulate during the early morning hours of 6 November—who then battled against the fighters brought into Germany by the CIA from Afghanistan—the known casualties, so far, include five US Army troops the Americans lyingly claimed died in a helicopter crash in the Sinai-Egypt, that stands opposed to the real truth that “An Egyptian official speaking on condition of anonymity per regulations said the helicopter crashed over Red Sea waters outside Egyptian territorial boundaries”—which is how the Americans have always concealed their deaths in secret operations—and of whose suspected casualties, the SVR includes CIA Director Gina Haspel, that they believe was seriously wounded—though as yet, the SVR has not determined what side CIA Director Haspel was backing, other than them noting that when this raid occurred, President Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., denounced CIA Director Haspel as “a trained liar”.
A raid in whose aftermath saw Republican Party leader US Congressman Louis Gohmert saying that the US Army had raided a European software company in Germany named Scytl and had seized the computer servers used to corrupt the American presidential election—though a few hours ago, Congressman Gohmert modified his words to include US intelligence agency involvement in this crime, and further saw him saying that now that they’ve analyzed the computer data confiscated and there are 410 electoral votes for Trump - a landside victory! [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
True result of the 3 November 2020 election (above) proving President Donald Trump landslide victory is being kept hidden from the American people.
According to this report, at near the same time that President Trump’s legal team was summoned to the White House for an emergency meeting yesterday, White House national security adviser Robert C. O’Brien said at the Global Security Forum: “If the Biden-Harris ticket is determined to be the winner, and obviously things look that way now, we’ll have a very professional transition from the National Security Council…There’s no question about it”—a “things look that way now” cryptic comment made by national security advisor O’Brien, however, that was quickly followed by America’s top election official, Federal Election Commission Chairman James E. “Trey” Trainor III, posting the message: “Having practiced law for almost 2 decades as a member of the State Bar of Texas, I’ve never known fellow TX lawyer @SidneyPowell1 to be anything but forthright and honest in every case she’s ever taken on…If she says there is rampant voter fraud in #Election2020, I believe her”—a message supporting Super Lawyer Sidney Powell, who is vowing to “Release The Kraken” against those attempting to steal this election, and states:
President Trump won this election in a landslide. It’s going to be irrefutable.
Patriots are coming forward everyday, all day, faster than we can collect their information with testimony they’re willing to give under oath about how their votes were stolen and how the machines operated.
I can hardly wait to put forth all the evidence that we have collected on Dominion, starting with the fact that it was created to produce altered voting results in Venezuela for Hugo Chavez and then shift internationally to manipulate votes for purchase in other countries, including this one.
It was funded by money from Venezuela and Cuba and China has a role in it also, so if you want to talk about foreign election interference we certainly have it now.
We have staggering statistical evidence, we have staggering testimony from witnesses including one who was personally in briefings when all this was discussed and planned beginning with Hugo Chavez and how it was designed there.
This is essentially a new American revolution.
And anyone who wants this country to remain free needs to step up right now.
These are federal felonies. Altering a vote or changing a ballot is felony.
People need to come forward now and get on the right side of this issue, report the fraud they know existed in the Dominion voting system because that’s what it was created to do.
It was its sole, original purpose.
It has been used all over the world to defy the will of people who wanted freedom.
In support of the massive election fraud assertions made by Super Lawyer Powell, this report details, the evidence of foreign interference.....stunningly reveals Dominion Voting Systems Vice President of US Engineering Eric Coomer spoke with Antifa members on conference calls and assured them and other participants by saying: “Don’t worry about the election, Trump’s not gonna win…I made fucking sure of that!”
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