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/u/Thehogdog found another WM1000 at the same Thrift stop but the price went from $4 Sunday to $6 Tuesday!

2023.06.06 22:17 thehogdog /u/Thehogdog found another WM1000 at the same Thrift stop but the price went from $4 Sunday to $6 Tuesday!

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2023.06.06 22:00 Chasmic_ Phobia Season 23: Radiophobia - Episode 3

Phobia Season 23: Radiophobia

Episode 3

Introduction

Welcome back to Phobia, an Ultra Hardcore group organized by Chasmic_, jamieNCL, MarcC5M & 5kylord, that exposes its players to a new fear each season. In UHC, health does not regenerate normally, and players must instead use golden apples or health potions to heal. The last player or team standing wins.
For S23, we're keeping medicated over Radiophobia!
  • Rigged Teams: We made teams of 3.
  • New City World: It's city world, but not that one! This newer generation features; more vanilla terrain outside of cities including vanilla caves, greater building variety, interesting structures like giant subway networks and basements full of spawners, and grand highways!
  • Radiation: In episode 2, the metaphorical bombs will drop and irradiate the surface. This radiation is a silent killer, slowly building up in players on the surface and giving them unusual & cryptic effects. Some of these are good, but many are bad. You can find a list of them here with some vague time estimates. You can never tell how much radiation you have at any time, so keep some medicine on hand to cure your ailments. Supply drops will restocked in certain locations that'll give you more resources as well as medicine. Just avoid the surface, right?
  • Risky Retrieval: WRONG. Any gold or diamonds you mine will not give you their items. Instead, these drops are sent to ender chests in each quadrant. In order to collect your hard-earned materials, you must emerge into the radioactive ruins above.
Newcomers:
  • fruitlogic (Contest loser)

Perspectives

BOLD means highlighted episodes!
The Cast Video Links
Team 1
Cyonal Episode 3
Micale Episode 3
ThePeridotKnight Episode 3
Team 2
Emerric Real Poverty Hours
MarcC5MOnYrMarcsGtSetGO Radiation City
oworca Late
Team 3
ColdBac Episode 3
WIBB0Ldwebbol Episode 3
itsWingu Grand Theft Silica
Team 4
Chasmic That Damn Chestplate
fruitlogic Episode 3
Greeples Episode 3
Team 5
I_is_cheesecake Episode 3
ShutUpBrick LateNo Audio
VintageBeef Coming soon
Team 6
5kylord Ice Cold, Bacon Encounter
Brodator Escape The City
SidGarcia Episode 3
Team 7
KatyLawsonBeckaty_Lynch Three Mile Island
Havenhand Episode 3
Jakekub Sharing Is Caring
Team 8
buttergolem1 The World Is Always Ending
Flouzemaker Tactical Retrieval
NTBama Episode 3
Team 9
5hup Episode 3
Bacan Episode 3
H_L_llama Late
Team 10
BSBrent Episode 3
SimplySam Episode 3
TastyBaconZ Dropping The F-Bomb
Team 11
Jahrod Episode 3
jamertxn Episode 3No Mic Audio
ShyGus Episode 3
Team 12
BBR_ Episode 3
Kubaslov Episode 3
Maxwellfifty Episode 3

Previous Links

Match Specifications

  • Version 1.19 (Arctic's 1.8 combat)
  • Rigged Teams of 3, New City World, Radiation, Risky Retrieval
  • Fire Aspect and Flame disabled
  • Golden heads enabled
  • Absorption disabled
  • Notch Apples enabled
  • Pearls deal one heart
  • PvP on starting Episode 2

Special Thanks

  • ...to DJoee for creation of the intro
  • ...to Potsie for creation of the logo
  • ...to SidGarcia for the intro art
  • ...to LeonTG for hosting and providing plugins
Enjoy the season!
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2023.06.06 21:48 lifeforthebetter Comment se sortir de cette situation conflictuelle avec mon employeur?

Bonjour,J'ai besoin de conseils concernant ma situation avec mon employeur actuel et ma volonté de mettre en place une RC. Je suis actuellement en conflit avec mes employeurs et je ressens beaucoup d'émotions négatives, ce qui rend difficile pour moi d'aborder la situation de manière sereine. Je sais que vous allez avoir du recul sur la situation, et j'aimerais obtenir de l'aide préliminaire avant d'engager des frais d'avocats !
TL;DRJ'ai rejoint une start-up en tant que premier employé, mais après avoir travaillé en tant que freelance pendant un mois, ils ont repoussé ma demande de contrat pendant 5 mois. J'ai finalement obtenu un CDD puis un CDI, mais la situation s'est détériorée avec un manager absent et des missions hors de mon contrat. J'ai connu un burn-out et demandé une rupture conventionnelle, mais il faut que j'accepte leur condition sans négocier sinon ils me licencient pour faute grave. Un bras de fer s'est engagé avec des entretiens où ils me poussent à démissionner ou souhaitent me licencier pour éviter de me verser des indemnités. J'ai menacé de porter l'affaire devant les prud'hommes pour requalifier mon statut de freelance en salarié. Je cherche des conseils pour une rupture conventionnelle équitable et rapide, afin d'éviter une procédure prud'homale.

Voici un résumé de ma situation :J'ai rejoint une start-up au stade très précoce en tant que premier "salarié", avec plusieurs co-fondateurs. Nous avons convenu d'un arrangement à 100% en remote. Ils m'ont embauché en tant que freelance pendant un mois en me promettant un contrat classique le mois suivant. Étant très précaire à l'époque (sortie d'étude + deux ans de pandémie), j'ai crée ma structure et accepté. J'ai travaillé 60 heures par semaine pour faire mes preuves, en considérant cela comme une période d'essai.
Cependant, ils ont repoussé ma demande de contrat alors que des collègues arrivés après moi ont obtenu la leur (on l'aura le mois prochain désolé cela prends plus de temps...) Cela leur a fait économisé des milliers d'euros en cotisations. J'ai finalement signé un CDD 5 mois plus tard, puis un CDI fin 2022. Convention Syntec. Ils m'ont également promis des BSPCE, mais bien sûr, rien n'a été concrétisé.
Tout se passait bien malgré des heures supp à foison et une exploitation startup classique, jusqu'à ce que mon supérieur hiérarchique s'en aille à l'étranger pendant un mois, ce qui a entraîné une désorganisation. Il s'excuse constamment de ne plus pouvoir être là pour moi mais dans un climat de micromanagement total et contrôle de tout ce que je fait. Je me sens coincé dans mes missions et cela a conduit à une perte de motivation et de confiance en moi.La société grandi jusqu'à compter 25 employés et a levé plus de 3 millions d'euros fin 2022.Progressivement, j'ai assumé de plus grandes responsabilités en effectuant des tâches en dehors de mon contrat initial. J'ai également été chargé de superviser une alternante (que mes boss ne respectent pas du tout la pauvre... je ne suis meme pas formé sur le sujet pour la guider).
J'ai demandé une augmentation en décembre pour le CDI, on me l'a accordé via du variable, mais je n'ai pas réussi à la débloquer (lol). Tout cela a abouti à un épuisement professionnel en mars. Je pleurais en allant courir, j'avais des maux de ventre, un brouillard mental, de l'anxiété sociale et générale, ainsi que des problèmes de boulimie, etc. J'étais à 20 jours de congé dispo (n'ayant pas pris de vacances depuis août) et j'ai contacté le "RH". J'ai demandé a voir le medecin du travail, il n'y en avais pas. D'ailleurs, ne j'ai jamais fait de visite medicale. N'ayant pas trouvé de medecin dispo et étant au fond du trou, j'ai posé deux jours de congé payé pour récupérer et aller dormir (quelle erreur..)
À mon retour, j'ai demandé à travailler en télétravail depuis Prague cet été afin de me payer un espace de coworking et de pouvoir socialiser. En effet, je suis en remote à la campagne depuis un an, je monte parfois sur paris pour des events ou team building. Ma demande a été acceptée, mais la situation s'est alors détériorée dans mon poste : mauvaise relation avec mon manager qui aimerait que j'aille à paris, missions peu stimulantes et remarques désobligeantes de leur part. Ils m'ont envoyé à Prague pour que je découvre la ville lors d'un salon professionnel et m'ont fait des remarques du genre : "Tu vas pouvoir te la couler douce ici".Étant donné tous ces problèmes, je ne me sens plus bien dans cette entreprise. J'ai donc demandé une rupture conventionnelle il y a 10 jours, proposant de travailler encore 3 mois pour former mon remplaçant et faciliter la transition, le tout dans un coworking payé par mes soins. J'aurai posé mon solde de congé pour que cela leur revienne moins cher. Malheureusement, ma demande a été ignorée.
Ils m'ont alors dit qu'ils ne voulaient plus de moi car je n'aurais pas assez de missions cet été, que l'activité serait faible et qu'ils ne voulaient plus que j'aille a barcelone. Aussi, qu'ils n'étaient plus satisfait de mon travail depuis SIX MOIS (!!!) Ils m'ont menacé de me licencier pour faute grave et demandé à ce que je démissionne. J'avais déjà sous-loué mon appartement de fin juin à début septembre à Prague, car ils m'avaient donné leur accord. J'ai déjà payé le loyer et la caution. Leur proposition est donc que je parte le plus tot possible dans 30j, sans indemnité autre que légale, sans emploi et avant l'été (compliqué pour en retrouver un), avec un chomage ridicule car je n'ai pas cotisé pendant toute ma période freelance
Depuis lors, un bras de fer s'est engagé, avec des entretiens visio face aux cofondateurs (legerement) manipulateurs au cours desquels ils cherchent à retourner la situation en me disant : "Pourquoi ne démissionnes-tu pas alors ? Nous te faisons une faveur en te permettant de bénéficier du chômage !" Mais lorsque j'e leur ai dit OK, alors je vais démissionner, pensant que cela pourrait être avantageux compte tenu de mon préavis de trois mois, ils ont refusé en affirmant que cela serait modifié dans l'accord d'entreprise qui sera crée en urgence au vue de la situation pour passer ce preavis à un mois seulement.J'ai répliqué en les menaçant de porter l'affaire devant les prud'hommes en requalifiant mon statut de freelance en salarié. Ils me disent ne rien avoir à se reprocher (j'avais un email de l'entreprise, lien de subordination, carte de visite, présence aux évenements sur paris, c'était mon seul client, messages slack de 8h a 20h pendant 5 mois...) Cependant, je souhaite régler cette situation le plus rapidement possible, sans être lésé de manière excessive et, si possible, sans devoir recourir aux prud'hommes (18 mois de procédures..)
J'ai ainsi demandé deux mois de salaire brut en dédommagement en indemnité supra légale. Ils ont rit au nez de ma proposition et n'évoquent que la leur. J'y pense constamment depuis des semaines, du matin au soir, même le week-end, le matin, au resto pendant la fête des mères.. Les symptômes de dépression, les accès de colère, les cauchemars, l'anxiété, la perte de mémoire m'envahissent. J'essaie de travailler normalement, mais ils se moquent du travail que je fais désormais et j'ai l'impression de bosser dans le vide.Je n'ai pas envie de me mettre en arrêt maladie car cela mettrait l'équipe dans une situation difficile (je suis tout seul sur mon poste, couteau suisse à tout faire) et cela pourrait me porter préjudice dans ce secteur très spécifique. De plus, cela donnerait à mon employeur l'opportunité à mon retour de me licencier pour faute grave sans préavis (insubordination, j'imagine) et de me causer du tort sur le plan professionnel.
Je leur ai fait une nouvelle proposition ou je demande à travailler en juin et juillet, en posant mes 15j de congés en juillet et obtenir le préavis du mois d'août. Le chômage OK, mais ce n'est pas obligatoire car je préfère démissionner et avoir mon salaire et avantage salarié et retrouver du boulot au plus vite dans un environnement sain, et si possible avec du présentiel (le 100% remote a probablement fait des ravages sur ma santé mentale)
Je vous serais extrêmement reconnaissant si vous pouviez me fournir des conseils sur la meilleure façon de gérer cette situation et de procéder à une rupture conventionnelle sans subir de préjudice excessif.
J'aimerais éviter une procédure prud'homale si possible. J'ai la tête dans le sac et trop d'infos qui se mélangent donc votre oeil extérieur me ferait du bien.Merci énormément pour votre aide et ceux qui sont arrivé au bout de ce pavé !
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2023.06.06 21:40 jennay9909 Visiting Yellowstone for the first time in a few weeks and have some questions!

Hello, my boyfriend and I are taking a roadtrip to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in a couple of weeks for my birthday. We will be spending 3 nights in Island Park, Idaho and then tent camping in the Tetons for 2 nights. Before I get roasted about staying in Idaho I booked this trip 4 months ago so I was ecstatic to even find a place lol. I am beyond excited for this trip, but the endless pages of information is overwhelming. I was hoping some of y’all here can help answer some questions I have! 😊
  1. My boyfriend and I love hiking and plan on doing as many trails as we can. We are Texans living in Colorado and don’t have any experience with brown bears. How likely are we to see a bear on a trail and are we in danger just being the two of us? We know to stay away from mama bears and walk away from them backwards. We have bear spray and will be making noise throughout the trip. I’ve been dreaming of hiking in Yellowstone for many years but I am honestly terrified of seeing a bear on foot.
  2. Short or long, what are your “must-do” hikes in the park? Preferably on the west side or close to it? We are both 25 and in shape, we probably won’t to do any more than 10-mile hikes though.
  3. Are there any hidden gems or little-known activities that would be fun for us to do?
  4. Is there anything specific that we shouldn’t waste our limited time on?
  5. Does anyone know what the current gas prices are like up there?
  6. Are there any nice restaurants in West Yellowstone or the national park for a birthday dinner? Most places I have found seem pretty standard.
  7. Anything else we should know or prepare for? Thank you in advance!
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2023.06.06 21:18 FlamingosForever Torrance Transit Service Map (as of June 11, 2023)

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2023.06.06 21:11 liverichly Factory 93 presents Boris Brejcha at Grand Park - Sunday, Sept 3

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2023.06.06 21:05 Jhonjournalist As a Fire Decimates Ebonyi Magistrate’s Court, Properties are Destroyed

As a Fire Decimates Ebonyi Magistrate’s Court, Properties are Destroyed


Afire in Ebonyi State destroyed a magistrate’s court building and destroyed properties worth millions of naira. According to sources, the fire, which broke out early on Monday, was caused by a transformer.
According to information obtained by The Guardian, the fire, which damaged seized vehicles parked on the court grounds, originated from a structure connected to the office of the Magistrate Court Registrar.

Ebonyi Magistrate’s Court

Nnenna Onuoha, the Chief Registrar of the state’s high court, confirmed the event and put the cost of the damaged goods at roughly N40 million. In the early hours of June 3, she stated: “We received calls from residents in the magistrate‘s quarters informing us that our court had been destroyed by fire.
The court was actually on fire when we raced outside. When we inquired about the cause, we learned that the transformer was where the fire started. Rescuers from the Ebonyi State Fire Service eventually extinguished the fire. The building was completely destroyed, as you can see.
  • Ebonyi State fire destroys magistrate’s court, millions of naira.
  • Chief Registrar confirms court destroyed by fire, costing N40 million.
  • Magistrate claims fire awakened him and the staff.
A magistrate who showed reporters around the burned-out structure claimed that the fire awakened him and some staff members who lived nearby the Magistrate Court’s premises.
“The inferno awakened us. We are a short distance from the courthouse. We arrived and immediately began putting out the fire with our fire extinguishers. As a result of my shooting at one of the extinguishers, the fire erupted and became more dangerous.
By this point, our security personnel had fled. We called the state fire department, and they responded and came to assist us in putting out the fire. We’ve used up all of our fire extinguishers before they get here,” he said.
Learn More: https://www.worldmagzine.com/construction/as-a-fire-decimates-ebonyi-magistrates-court-properties-are-destroyed/
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2023.06.06 21:02 artsnumeriques Podcast : La Tragédie de l'Orque et la Hard SF à la française - Découvrez la première trilogie de science-fiction des Forges de Vulcain avec Pierre Raufast

Podcast : La Tragédie de l'Orque et la Hard SF à la française - Découvrez la première trilogie de science-fiction des Forges de Vulcain avec Pierre Raufast
Bon, je me méfie toujours en SFF, mais ça fera sans doute partie de mes lectures francophones test de 2023
https://www.cestplusquedelasf.com/podcasts/la-tragedie-de-lorque
  1. L’humanité se remet progressivement de la grande migration climatique qui a décimé sa population. Le progrès scientifique est au point mort. Seule perspective possible : mettre la main sur les gisements d’antimatière qui doivent se cacher quelque part dans l’espace. Une expédition de la dernière chance s’organise alors – une tentative de sauvetage qui va peut-être marquer le retour de la denrée devenue la plus rare : l’espoir.
Pierre Raufast
Depuis son premier roman, La Fractale des raviolis (prix de la Bastide et prix Talents Cultura 2014), Pierre Raufast se plaît à jouer avec les structures narratives. Quand il n’écrit pas, il travaille dans la cybersécurité (et vice versa).
https://raufast.wordpress.com/

https://preview.redd.it/akao5uflb64b1.jpg?width=1280&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=0de11147cc3a3b3f5df03454d922eb083928c314
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2023.06.06 21:00 Sig-three-six-five service air suspension system immediately

Hi everyone. I have a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk that I bought new but has about 60K miles on it now. Overall, love it, great ride, decent on fuel and can gitty-up when I need it to. It's also good in the snow, which is nice! However, a couple of weeks ago I got a "service air suspension system immediately" warning that went away almost at once. Got it again another day or two later. Meanwhile, it was taking a while to lower itself into the exit position upon parking (my parents are old and I set it up). I had to get some other stuff done so I had the dealer look at it and....he's telling me compressor and valve are shot. It will about about 2500 to get it done. But he did say I can wait it out, but to not play with the raising and lowering. When it eventually dies for good to get it fixed. Ok cool, so I haven't played with raising and lowering but it still tries to do itself on the highway between aero mode and whatever else and the message pops up from time to time. So my questions are: Is there a way to disable to adjustments altogether? I really don't need the aero mode that much and I already don't use the enteexit heights. I would rather not kill the compressor fully and end up paying the couple thousand. Also, what are the odds I'm getting screwed by the dealer? Is that price within normal ranges? Could it be something simpler? Are we seeing a lot of this in a Jeep thats 3 years old>
Thank you for you assistance!
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2023.06.06 20:56 SnooHesitations6444 Have $ - what do we do with it?

My boyfriend is having a very good run with a sales job. He averages about 200 K in commission per month. We currently live in Los Angeles but aren’t tied down here.
We are both sick of working for other people and want to create some thing that is ours.
We want to start a business. He can sell literally anything and tells me just to find out what technology/product is going to be hot for the next 10 years. But idk what the next “it” thing will be.
We’ve also talked about doing something that is going to provide more of a passive stream of income, but… that’s a whole other rabbit hole.
Parking structures? Laundromats? franchises? He purchased our condo last year so we have also considered looking into multi family units.
Every day that passes me by without figuring out a plan I feel like I’m wasting a precious opportunity.
I would appreciate any guidance as to how to find the right path ! Thank you
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2023.06.06 20:43 SnooHesitations6444 Have $ - what do we do with it?

My boyfriend is having a very good run with a sales job. He averages about 200 K in commission per month. We currently live in Los Angeles but aren’t tied down here.
We are both sick of working for other people and want to create some thing that is ours.
We want to start a business. He can sell literally anything and tells me just to find out what technology/product is going to be hot for the next 10 years. But idk what the next “it” thing will be.
We’ve also talked about doing something that is going to provide more of a passive stream of income, but… that’s a whole other rabbit hole.
Parking structures? Laundromats? franchises? He purchased our condo last year so we have also considered looking into multi family units.
Every day that passes me by without figuring out a plan I feel like I’m wasting a precious opportunity.
I would appreciate any guidance as to how to find the right path ! Thank you
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2023.06.06 20:30 trewlytammy1992 Playing with MY child at the playground

Just need to vent. I took my little girl to the park today she turned 2 in March, and she has many wonderful qualities. BUT she also has two left feet. She needs help navigating playground structures as a general rule, and in any case I went to the park with my kid cause I wanted to play with my kid. So we are playing & she goes behind a little area with a window that says "general store." So I kneel down and ask her for three bananas, and she turns and grabs imaginary bananas, and I give her imaginary money. We both giggle. And then we are swarmed! No joke about 8/10 kids start cramming themselves into this area ment for maybe 4 kids and they are all clamoring for MY attention. They practically shove my daughter out of the way, and all try get me to play shop with them. These are different kids from different families. I looked around. I was the only adult on the playground. The others were off to the side talking with friends or on their phones. These kids desperately wanted adult interaction, and I understand that. HOWEVER, I went to the park to play with MY daughter, and they were pushing her out of the way. I don't think there is any advice I am looking for except maybe a nice way to tell kids to buzz off? If I were a better person I would play with them all. But I don't really want to be an unpaid playground supervisor. I spent 8 years teaching other people's kids. Right now I just want to focus on my own. I suppose I'll have to do that on my own property.
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2023.06.06 20:20 willmagnify Notes on “A Tale of Two Cities: the development of early Arhada city states (0-500 AD)”, Part 1

Note to self 92,
I was researching the foundation of Arhada city-states, just to get a general sense of what they looked like, and I found a very informative and fascinating read. The name is "A Tale of Two Cities: the development of early Arhada city states (0-500 AD)" and it's supposed to be the early work of some important professor at the Horean International University. Unfortunately, I'm still banned from borrowing at the Uni's library because I've held that book on Early Ibandr for a bit too long – I'll just copy the abstract and some passages for future reference.
This essay analyses the emergence of the first large-scale polities within the Arhadan cultural sphere, putting together the writings of notable scholars and the archaelogical record at our disposal. The title, "A Tale of Two Cities” was chosen in reference to the sites of Kamābarha and Amadahai, two settlements which would continue to act as major actors in the region throughout the following centuries. Because of their prominence, these two cities have been chosen as case studies through which we will examine the political, cultural and social characteristics of Arhada city states in the formative period. Those first few post-dawn centuries see the emergence of other important centres, but these two examples prove to be the earliest, the most consistently documented and the only ones who maintained their preeminence in post-formative eras.
The text is divided into three main sections: the first detailing the general characteristics of urban, social and political developments within the region, the second and third delving into the specific nuances that these developments acquire in Kamābarha and Amadahai, respectively.
I thank the department of Tritonean studies at the Horean International University for their help in procuring material for this research, and Dr. Amaha Geherun for her invaluable guidance and insight.
[...]
2.a Palaces, urban settlements and their spatial characters.
Scholars of late Tritonean prehistory usually divide the development of Arhadan settlements in three main phases; the Stilt House Period (SHP), which lasted roughly until 750 BD, the courtyard house period (CHP), which covers the millenium between 750 BD and 250 AD and the palatial house period (PHP), emerging from 250 onwards, with the development of the first palatial complexes and the first signs of wide-reaching palace economies, large scale political networks of reciprocal exchange, and true suzerain-client relationships. These three periods are named after their defining building types: the main characteristic of the SHP, unsurprisigly the one for which we have less documentation, were the small, square wooden constructions built on stilts along the lake shores and wetlands, next to the paddies. This period is the longest, stretching from the early development of zizania, cattail and sagittaria cultivation; with the construction of more specialised agricultural works and the consequent emergence of a higher level of inequality within Arhada settlements, we shift to the CHP, wherein successful family units migrated away from the lakeshores into dry land and extablished a new building typology, the multifamily courtyard house, acting as a higher status dwelling. The palace is nothing more than the natural evolution of the Courtyard-house type: it is merely larger and with cellular buildings constructed within the confines of the courtyard. The general layout consists of three outbuildings: a shrine, where the clans held religious functions both for the families and for the community at large, a granary, where the harvest would be stockpiled for distribution in lean years, and a treasury, where specialised group of artisans, usually the women of the clan, created and gathered family hierlooms, which obtained a near-sacred value and acted as further insurance against difficult harvests (See chapter 4a).
The palatial typology is fairly standardised: the frame, the courtyard building, is usually two or three stories high, with the ground floor being dedicated to common rooms, the middle floor containing the apartments of the clanmen and women and the last floor, built under a steep thatch roof, hosting lower-status inhabitants: servants, guards, favourites. What is more variable, however, was the disposition of buildings inside; shrines especially assumed different typologies: the constant is in their verticality and consistent central-plan type. From pictographic and sculptural sources, we can also note that canopies, usually defined by square-plans with four columns at the four corners, were important places of gathering, where tobacco ceremonies and clan meetings were held in the hot summers of southern Tritonea.
[...]
While it's interesting to consider the palace as a singular architectural and typological phenomenon, no discussion about the palatial type is complete without a mention about its relationship with the city at large. Built atop a hill (the term Nabaradjân, 'house of the hill', is, in fact, synonymous with palace), it acted as a centripetal force for the expansion of villages and cities, with important buildings being constructed radially from the central point of the palace and all other houses, small scale orchards and other structures being built in between. As architectural types specialised and key public buildings began to be built outside of the confines of the palace – granaries first, then shrines and storehouses – the radial composition of cities began to be even more clearly visible – in later periods those secondary "nodes" would create other radial sprawling points. "Radial cities, early settlement patterns in Arhadaland", by Dr. Amaha Geherun, provides an in-depth study of the spatiality of early, late and imperial Arhada cities.
Reminder to get that book as soon as I get paid this week – couldn't find it at the library.
This chapter had a very nice drawing (It looked better in the book) that showed an estimate of the plans of Kamābarha (A) and Amadahai (B). Amadahai was smaller, but it had quite an impressive quay leading straight into the city. The Mound of Kamābarha, on the other hand, was perhaps the most interesting thing about the city: it's one of the few ancient sites that the author had studied with an asymmetrical mound layout. Overall, I found the differences in Tritonean urban planning and that of Early Ibandr quite fascinating.
4.a Political Networks, the first states and the "Bead Bracelet" Structure.
With the growth of palaces, we can truly see the evolution of Arhada settlements change from villages, to cities, to city-states: each palace acted as a key driver for a city’s local economy; from within the various clans of the palace, the men of the clan oversaw and organised works in the paddies, allocating human resources and ensuring the harvest was safely stored in the granary. The women, on the other hand, handled the production of specialised crafts - pottery, textiles, painting and dye production being the most common ones - which would form the bulk of the treasury. This setup, which contributed to a general labour specialisation even outside the confines of the palace, greatly contributed to the growing influence of palaces in the surrounding sub-urban territory.
Archeological and archaeo-anthropological studies show that the early Zizania aquatica strains cultivated by Tritonean farmers were prone to failures, with some estimates indicating a one in six chance of failure. This insecurity was the main driver for the construction of granaries, and, later, the use of the palaces treasure as a sort of insurance against bad harvests. There is ample tangible evidence of extra-urban exchanges of luxury trade goods between palaces around the southern lakes - with them, came birchbark contracts (and, more rarely clay tablets), documenting the exchange agreements between villages. Sadly, we have very few documents of this kind, but just enough to get a clear picture of what these signified.
What looked like simple exchanges based on favours and giftgiving - which basically amounted to “I owe yous” with a precious gifts attached - quickly developed into more deliberate agreements. We find pictographic contracts detailing the exchange of zizania for corvée labour or zizania in exchange for a larger repayment over a period of several years. Often villages would repay their benefactor by providing labour until they were able to return the same quantity of zizania – other times, contracts operated over a fixed period of time. The maturation of these systems culminated in semi-permanent ties between villages and a construction of hierarchical client-patron relations. The short term contracts between polities, exchanging part of the harvest for corvées, valuable goods or interest on the repayment, became more and more drawn out, until finally long term relationships were established.
The term "Bead Bracelet network", introduced by Dr Lagor Daham in her seminal work "Early Political Relationships along the Southern Tritonean lakes: new models of political unity", is used to refer to these long strings of villages sharing some form political affiliation, each village being the client or suzerain of another one within the chain. The water-based agricultural tradition of Tritonea conditioned the developments of their urban centres as lines running paralel to the lakeshore, each with some influence over their adjoining woodland and wetlands: the creation of these ties would then follow these lines, creating complexes of neighbouring villages with varying degrees of freedoms and duties towards one other. these ties and contracts, which would be overseen by clan matriarchs, would connect all villages within a single network to the highest one.
I had to copy the map in the book, because I was having a hard time visualising it. There was also a more schematic version of it. Apparently, villages owed "fealty" (though I'm sure that's the wrong word) to bigger villages wich in turn owed "fealty" to bigger ones. It wasn't really a feudalistic setup, though. Land belonged to the single villages, who cultivated it directly – but they were essentially client cities, providing labour or artisanal goods to their suzerain, provided they would keep their granaries full in lean years. Another quote on this, and some interesting notes on the contracts between polities:
In truth, most of these ties would not be very long lasting, and could break immediately if either of the parties was unable to maintain the foundational promises of the agreement. This usually resulted in small scale warfare in which the suzerain's victory would result in an even more restrictive contract and the clients victory would signify temporary freedom from the expansion of its neighbour's political influence. Kamābarha and Amadahai were the first to estabish stable and well-maintained networks of this kind, mostly due to the fact that their prosperous positions – Kamābarha in fertile and rich land, Amadahai straddled between two lakes, controlling trade and expanding at a fast pace along two lakesides – allowed them to maintain control over nearby polities thanks to the consistency with which they were able to provide their side of the bargain and distribute parts of their abundant harvest to their clients.
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The terms of the contracts themselves were extremely heterogeneous – and could be easily changed and misinterpreted. Being pictographic in nature, with imagery tied to Arhada proverb glyphs, they served more as visual aids to help the matriarchs remember the exact terms of a contract. It's a widely held belief that it's a need for specificity in birchbark contracts that led Arhada women to the development of true logographic writing in the following centuries.
This note I found particularly interesting! I'll have to read more on that.
7. Trade and external relations
One final point to be made, before we delve into the specific configurations and internal histories of our two cities, has to do with trade systems within the Arhada cultural sphere. Arhadanists and scholars of Tritonean history speak of the Formative "Northern pottery", "Middle pottery" and "Southern pottery" schools: the Arhada territory fell squarely between the Middle and Southern areas, with Kamābarha being connected to the Kemithātsan polities along the southern shore of the Sihodjivôdjo (Middle school), and thus having an closer relationship to northern and western cultures into Xanthean territories, and Amadahai being connected instead to southern cultures such as the Zonowōdjon, beyond the lake, with whom they entertained relationships in a network that extended south, beyond Tritonea proper, in the territories of the Aluwa. As such, our two case studies present very different cultural traits and influences – it must be noted, however, that the deep interrelation of Arhadan cities through the connective tissue of the lakes serves as an avenue for the exchange and merger of these two very different cultural impulses.
The Arhada themselves were great exporters of finished products. Indigo dyes, pottery, hemp-cattail blend textiles and pecan oil, used both in cuisine and cosmetics, were ubiquitous items throughout Arhada territories; preserved fruits were common southern commodities; brass products from the zinc-abundant copper ores along the Green River, were Kamābarha's most valuable export. It's interesting, however, to analyse what was imported into their territories during this period, so that we can better track the changes in material culture throughout the early formative. Contact with the nearby Kemithātsan is evident in the spread of glazes in Middle Pottery school sites. Even in Souther Pottery sites we can begin to observe more Middle style artefacts, and we have evidence of kilns being built – many scholars believe these kilns were actually built by Kemithātsan artisans who relocated in the south. From the Kemithātsan they also obtained picked goods and wines, whose production was more specialised. Maple – a prised product in the south – was also obtained through northern trade routes.
Southern trade relationships were more tenuous at that time – Arhada groups migrated into Zonowōdjon lands around 500 AD, and while intermingling did occur at an early stage, we have evidence of a rather fraught relationship, with several Arhadan led attacks into the southern regions, certainly with the aim of clearing coastal land for more intensive agricultural production. Sanaboborôn, another formative site which would develop in the later quarter of the 1st millenium AD, emerged in the wake of these attacks, following different dynamics when compared the other early Arhada cities. This development, which lies outside the themes of this research, is brilliantly explored in another seminal work by Dr Lagor Daham, published in the collection of essays "Dawn of War: Martial history in formative Horea". While tensions and distrust with neighbouring Tritonean peoples slowed trade between the eastern and western southern lakes, polities such as Amadahai and Sanaboborôn found fertile ground with trade further down the continent. Crossing the Gorgonean-Tritonean mountain range they would encounter the Aluwa people – corals were an especially prised trade item, but spices such as peppers and citrus peel were also brought north, where they would enter the diets of elite Arhadans.
One last bad drawing for today. I saw this map and I was truly impressed with how developed trade networks were at that time, especially for people who did not have horses or chariots. I'm afraid I'll have to read through second half of the book tomorrow, the library's closing now – end of note.
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2023.06.06 20:16 MagicSquirrel44 He and I would always go to the playground. It was such a nice park, and the structure was massive. I hadn't seen him in years, but I'm finally visiting again. I'm a little nervous; I don't know if he'll want to play. I'm just happy he's here. Everyone said they couldn't see him. You can, can't you?

He and I would always go to the playground. It was such a nice park, and the structure was massive. I hadn't seen him in years, but I'm finally visiting again. I'm a little nervous; I don't know if he'll want to play. I'm just happy he's here. Everyone said they couldn't see him. You can, can't you? submitted by MagicSquirrel44 to oddbox [link] [comments]


2023.06.06 20:05 Normal_Inside8780 The blue coil. Will we ever find it?

The blue coil. Will we ever find it?
After they said in the podcast that they shot that scene in a park off La Cienega, I began my search for the coil. After google mapping several parks off that road, I think I finally found the playground. Kenneth Hahn Park (north playground). Can anyone confirm that the coil scene was shot in Kenneth Hahn Park? If so, it looks like the coil and the structure its attached to was something made by the props department because its not their in any pics. Also looks like they shot at this playground in Dennis looks like a registered sex offender which takes place like 5 years earlier and their is no coil in the background.

I'm saddened if I am right because finding and taking a pic in that coil was on my bucket list (its not a very good list).
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2023.06.06 19:51 flinginlead Coushatta’s 26th annual pow wow.

Coushatta’s 26th annual pow wow. submitted by flinginlead to Eunice [link] [comments]


2023.06.06 19:50 Unable-Youth My 3M year old has anxiety

I’m picking up on anxious cues from my son. When he is stressed or tired, he has to touch my skin or his brothers hand. He’s very particular about certain things; must wear a hat, can’t have sauce make a mess on his face, freaks out if he feels a booger. We take care of this and always calm him down as all these small behaviours are normal or so I think.
Today was rough. We went to a park he has been to a million times before. He suddenly reverted back to freezing at the slide and being terrified of kids around him…. Freezing and letting them all take his turn. He behaved this way at 1.5 but broke out of it since. I ended up going up the play structure myself and helping him down the slide.
We had a pep talk at the bottom. I reminded him to take his turn, that he’s brave, and he’s done this very slide a million times! He was excited and said he could do it and went back. I tried to pump him up and we even screamed I CAN DO IT.
He went up and then repeated the same meltdown. I talked him down the way he came up because again, he would not take the slide. Even if I poked my head at the end he just wouldn’t.
Then, he runs past me and GOES BACK UP AND DOES IT ALL OVER AGAIN. This time, I had a bunch of parents offer to watch my baby while I physically climbed the structure to bring him down when he had yet another meltdown…. This time worse than before and almost intentional. It’s hard to explain.
I calmly took him down the way he went up (it’s a very tall and tight play structure) then he tried to dart back up. I grabbed his hand to leave the park and he has a full on screaming meltdown because we were leaving.
I calmly walked out but on the inside I’m devastated. Meanwhile my baby is being overlooked because I’m consumed with my sons meltdowns.
I drove home in silence and he said sorry, which breaks my heart more. He’s now playing with toys and I told him I need a break.
I am not sure what that was. I don’t want to appear disappointed but on the inside I’m fuming because of the meltdown on the way out…
Don’t even know what I’m asking.
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2023.06.06 19:33 Heavy-Fruit8618 The Doctor - Park Avenue Armory

Has anyone had a chance to see Robert Icke's play The Doctor starring Juliette Stevenson at the Park Avenue Armory? I saw it over the weekend and was really transfixed by it. Really first rate production, theatre at its finest. Not since The Lehman Trilogy have I been so stirred by a play.
Some really neat directorial choices. Turntables are in apparently. Hamilton, Hadestown, The Lehman Trilogy, and A Doll's House. Hoping it gets a Broadway transfer. If it does, Stevenson will be hard to beat at the Tony Awards 2024.
Truly shocked that she lost the Olivier to Sharon D. Clarke in Death of a Salesman. No shade to Clarke who is a gifted actress but she's really a featured actress in that play, barely in the 3 hour runtime, where as Stevenson is on stage the entire time.
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2023.06.06 19:27 ir1379 NYT article from 1971

THE compulsive gambler sub consciously wants to lose his shirt, of course, along with everything else he owns, and so he again and again puts down the rent money on the Montreal Expos or 80‐to‐1 2‐year‐old maiden fillies wear ing blinkers and bandaged forelegs. And if he's nothing else, Walter Matthau, the 50‐year‐old stage and movie actor, is a compulsive gambler. A few years ago, for instance, while in Florida to film episodes of a TV series called “Tallahassee 7000,” Matthau breath‐takingly managed in a mere two weeks to drop no less than $183,000. He lost the money, moreover, not by backing crippled nags at Hialeah but mainly instead by betting on the outcome of spring training baseball games, a way of tossing bundles of money out the window that should surely that year have won him the Nobel Prize for masochism.
Since dropping that $183,000, sum that eventually took, him six years to pay off to his increa ingly impatient Mafia ‐ connected book maker, Matthau has cut down con siderably on the amounts that he bets, especially when he goes to race tracks, and on a good day at Holly wood Park he can now come happily home having lost only $400 or $580.
Still, he continues casually to bet thousand dollars or so on things like N.B.A. play‐off games or whether or not a friend can name the capital of Albania, and so remains a prime example of the evils of gambling to all those New Yorkers who are thinking of taking a first‐time fling at the ponies because of an easy access these days to offtrack betting windows in Grand Central Station and elsewhere. “I think that off‐track betting is great for New York,” dryly remarked Matthau during a recent three‐day visit to the city from his home in California. “I mean, it's so democratic—if they keep up off‐track betting long enough, every body in town will be on welfare.”
Of course, though he has the mo rose, hangdog look of a chronic loser, Matthas is scarcely a loser in everything he gets mixed up in. Far from it, as a matter of fact. For example, when signing contracts for his last several movies he chose to gamble on accepting a percentage of the profits in lieu of a salary, and at least one of these gambles has al ready handsomely paid off—his per centage of “Cactus Flower,” a film he made a couple of years ago with Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn, has so far amounted, to more than a million dollars. And he's also on the way to making another million or so as his share of the profits from each of his two most recent pictures—“A New Leaf,” a wacky comedy in which he is co‐starred with Elaine May, and “Plaza Suite,” the film version of Neil Simon's exceedingly successful Broadway play. So, unlike almost every other compulsive gamb er in the country, Matthau is nowadays just about literally rolling in money. Besides, pleased with the way that his career is going, with his marriage, with his three children, and with his seaside home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., Matthau is even happy, an emotion not normally associated with the compulsive gambler.
HOW does a compulsive gambler get to be one? The story of Matthau's life is perhaps an object lesson to all of those who have lately been spend ing their lunch hours in Grand Cen tral Station to wait in line for the dubious privilege of giving away their money to Howard Samuels and his Off track Betting Corporation. In any event, Matthau was born on the lower East Side of Manhattan on Oct. 1, 1920, the son of an impoverished Russian‐Jewish immigrant from Kiev, in the Ukraine, and of a Lithuanian born Jewish mother.
When Matthau was 3 years old, and his older brother, Henry, was 5, his father, a worker at such odd jobs as serving subpoenas for law firms, lit out for parts unknown, leaving him and his brother to be raised by their mother, Rose, who managed to scrape a marginal living for herself and her sons by working as a sewing machine operator in garment district sweatshops. In 1935, when Matthau was 15 years old, he learned of his father's death in Bellevue Hospital. His mother is still living, and—sup ported in the grand manner by her sons (Matthau's brother lives now on Long Island and is a jobber of surplus Army‐Navy goods)—divides her time these days between a penthouse on West End Avenue and a condo in Miami Beach.
During his childhood, Matthau, his brother and his mother lived in succession of cold‐water tenement apartments in the Ukrainian area of the Lower East Side, that is, around East Fifth Street near Second Av enue, being forced to vacate each apartment after only a few months because they'd got so hopelessly far behind in the rent that their land lord would have them evicted. Years later, when Matthau briefly sublet Paul Newman's house in Hollywood for $3,700 per month, he recalled with a shake of his head that $3,700 was more money than the Matthau family had spent on rent during 20 years on the Lower East Side. Mat thau, however, hasn't the slightest nostalgia these days for his poverty ridden childhood. “It was a night mare—a dreadful, horrible, stinking nightmare,” he grimly remembers.
On the Lower East Side, Matthau recalls, the highest ambition of most of his class ates was some day to become a salesman for a garment district dress house, for he himself secretly had far more exalted am bitions — by the age of 8, a day dreamer, a loner, a reader of Shake speare, he'd already determined to become a famous writer and actor. Encouraged by a teacher who ad mired his speaking voice, Matthau appeared in a number of school plays and also regularly recited poetry in school assemblies. On East Fifth Street, anyone who evinced an interest in poetry was thought by his classmates to be seriously lacking in machismo, and Matthau often found himself getting beaten up at recess by schoolyard bullies. So, already feet tall by the age of 10 (he weighed only 90 pounds, however, and, says Matthau, who is today 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds; “when I drank cherry soda, I looked like thermometer”), he put himself through a regimen of muscle‐building until “I had Popeyelike bumps on my skinny arms and could beat up any body who made snide remarks about my poetry reading.”
When Matthau was 11 years old, in fact, one of those whom he alleges to have beaten up in the schoolyard was none other than Rocky Graziano, who grew up, of course, to become the middleweight boxing champion of the world. Of Matthau's claim to having beaten up Graziano, one can unequivocally make the following statement: The story either is or is not true.
IN any event, along with being a compulsive gambler, Matthau is also something of a compulsive stretcher of the truth. Or, to put it perhaps a bit more tactfully, a compulsive weaver of fiction when it comes to talking about his past. For example, bored with repeating the story of his life over and over again to interview ers, Matthau has on more than one occasion told newspapermen and magazine writers that his father was a defrocked Russian Orthodox priest who'd had to flee for his life from Czarist Kiev in 1906 because he'd been preaching sermons in support of Pope Pius X. And this story, told by Matthau to interviewers with an absolutely straight face, has appeared several times as the God's truth in such usually accurate publications as Time and Current Biography.
NOT long ago, too, when Matthau was in New York for a round of newspaper, maga zine, radio and TV interviews to promote “Plaza Suite,” chanced to be in earshot when he told a story to Neil Simon that he'd heard the night be fore from Gene Saks, the director, about a somewhat aging and hard ‐ of hearing actor who'd had trouble re membering his lines in a play last winter at the Palm Beach Playhouse in Florida. So, as Matthau told the story to Si mon, a prompter, unseen by the audience, was hidden in a hole cut into the front of the stage and instructed to call out only key words to the actor when a line was for gotten. “Drastic,” whispered the prompter when the actor went up in his lines on the opening night of the play. From the hard ‐ of ‐ hearing actor, no response. “Drastic,” repeated the prompter in a somewhat louder voice. Again, no response. “Drastic,” the prompter now all but shouted. Still no response, upon which a man in the second row of the orchestra stood up and yelled “Dastic!” The actor heard him, smiled, remem bered his line, and the play went on.
As show‐biz stories go, not bad. Not so great, either. The following evening, however, happened to be on hand when Matthau was being inter viewed by David Frost on Frost's TV talk show and was asked, “What was your most embarrassing moment in the theater?” And, without batting an eyelash, Matthau pro ceeded to tell the “drastic” story as though it was some thing that had happened to him years ago on Broadway.
He concocts personal anec dotes that aren't true, Mat thau later somewhat abashedly told me, because they liven up otherwise boring inter views and make his past seem more colorful than it really was. “Like saying that my father was a Catholic priest — I figure that makes me more interesting than just another Jewish actor who had a pair of Jewish parents,” Matthau explained to me with a grin. “Jewish and Catholic— if I can just work a Protestant into my background, I'm all set.”
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2023.06.06 19:03 SubjectEducator4233 Still Seeking a Female Sublessee for Amazing Apartment near MSU Campus!

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2023.06.06 19:02 Ok_Bluebird_1032 Discover the Rich History of Mecca: Must-Visit Places in the Sacred City

Mecca, the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the holiest city in Islam, is a treasure trove of historical and cultural landmarks. As millions of Muslims flock to this sacred city every year for pilgrimage, it offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich history and significance of Islamic civilization. Whether you are a devout Muslim seeking spiritual enlightenment or a history enthusiast intrigued by the ancient tales, Mecca has something exceptional to offer. Here are the must-visit places that provide a glimpse into Mecca's illustrious past:

1. Masjid-Al Haram (Kaaba): Standing at the heart of Mecca, Masjid-Al Haram is the most sacred site in Islam. This grand mosque houses the Kaaba, a cube-shaped structure towards which Muslims around the world direct their prayers. Millions of pilgrims gather here each year during Hajj and Umrah, seeking spiritual purification and divine blessings. It is also the very place where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ received his first revelation, making it a site of immense historical and religious significance¹⁵.

2. Jannat Al Mualla (Al Muallaa Cemetery): Pay your respects to the family and companions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ at Jannat Al Mualla. This cemetery holds the graves of prominent figures from Islamic history, including Prophet Muhammad's ﷺ first wife, Khadija, and his son, Qasim¹⁶. It serves as a reminder of the profound legacy left by these noble individuals.

3. Mount Arafat: Ascend Mount Arafat, the mountain where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ delivered his farewell sermon to the Muslim community during his last pilgrimage. This mountain holds great significance as pilgrims spend a day of prayer and supplication here during Hajj¹⁵. Stand in the same place where the Prophet ﷺ imparted his final teachings and reflect on the profound messages of unity, compassion, and righteousness.

4. Masjid Al-Taneem (Masjid e Aisha): Located just outside the boundaries of Mecca, Masjid Al-Taneem is where pilgrims residing in Mecca assume the state of Ihram before performing Umrah. This mosque holds historical importance as it is where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ met his wife, Aisha, after returning from the Treaty of Hudaibiyah¹⁶. Take a moment to appreciate the connection between personal stories and the larger historical events that unfolded in this holy city.

5. Maktaba Makkah-al-Mukarramah (Birthplace of Muhammad): Visit the Maktaba Makkah-al-Mukarramah, a library that marks the spot where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was born on the 12th of Rabi ul Awwal. This historical site is within walking distance from Masjid al-Haram, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the early life of the Prophet ﷺ¹⁶.

6. Masjid Al Nimrah: Situated in the plain of Arafat, Masjid Al Nimrah holds great significance as it is the place where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ prayed during his last pilgrimage. Pilgrims also gather here to combine the Dhuhr and Asr prayers on the day of Arafat¹. Stand in this sacred mosque and partake in the spiritual atmosphere that reverberates with devotion and humility.

7. Masjid Al-Hudaibiyah: Visit Masjid Al-Hudaibiyah, a mosque commemorating the site of the Treaty of Hudaibiyah—a peace agreement between Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the Quraysh tribe of Mecca. It was at this very place that the Prophet ﷺ received the revelation of Surah al-Fath (The Victory)¹. Reflect on the importance of diplomacy and peaceful resolutions in Islam as you explore this historically significant site.

8. The Cave of Hira (Jabal Al-Hira): Venture to the Cave of Hira, situated on Mount Nur, where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ used to retreat for solitude and contemplation. It was within this cave that he received his first revelation from the Angel Jibreel. Take a moment to absorb the serenity of the surroundings and reflect on the profound impact of those early encounters with divine guidance¹⁵⁶.

9. The Cave of Thaur (Jabal Al-Thawr): Explore the Cave of Thaur, located on Mount Thawr, which provided refuge to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his companion Abu Bakr during their migration to Medina. It was within this cave that a spider's web and a pigeon's nest concealed their presence, ensuring their safety from the Quraysh. Reflect on the sacrifices made by the early Muslims and the resilience that allowed Islam to flourish¹⁶.

10. Zubaida Canal: Appreciate the engineering marvel of the Zubaida Canal, constructed by Queen Zubaida, wife of Caliph Harun al-Rashid. This canal served as a vital water source for both pilgrims and residents of Mecca for an impressive duration of 1,000 years⁶. Witness the ingenuity of past civilizations and their dedication to facilitating the spiritual journey of millions.

11. Makkah Museum: Enhance your understanding of Mecca's history, culture, and art by visiting the Makkah Museum. This captivating museum showcases a range of exhibits, galleries, and models that depict the life of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the development of Masjid al-Haram, the rituals of Hajj and Umrah, and the broader Islamic civilization³. Immerse yourself in the immersive displays that provide deeper insights into the significance of Mecca.

12. Exhibition of the Two Holy Mosques Architecture: Engage with the architectural wonders of Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al-Nabawi at the Exhibition of the Two Holy Mosques Architecture. Explore interactive screens, models, photos, and videos that shed light on the history, design, and significance of these two sacred mosques³. Gain a profound appreciation for the intricate details and spiritual atmosphere of these remarkable structures.

13. Jabal-e-Rehmat: Make your way to Jabal-e-Rehmat, the hill where Prophet Adam and Eve reunited after being expelled from Paradise. This site holds historical and spiritual significance as it is also where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ supplicated during his farewell pilgrimage and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims³². Reflect on the timeless teachings and guidance imparted in this sacred location.

14. Masjid Jinn: Visit Masjid Jinn, the mosque where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ recited Surah al-Jinn (The Jinn), leading to a group of jinn embracing Islam after hearing its powerful message. Witness the transformative power of the Quran and the influence it has had throughout history.

15. Bilal bin Rabah Mosque: Honor Bilal bin Rabah, one of the earliest converts to Islam and the first muezzin (caller to prayer) in Islam, at the Bilal bin Rabah Mosque. This mosque pays tribute to the noble contributions of Bilal and serves as a reminder of the diverse individuals who played a pivotal role in the early spread of Islam.

16. Mount Abu Qubais: Explore Mount Abu Qubais, believed to be the first mountain created by Allah. This sacred location is associated with various miracles performed by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, including the splitting of the moon and bringing forth water from a rock. Marvel at the signs of divine intervention and contemplate the power and majesty of Allah.

17. Masjid Al Khayf: Located in Mina, Masjid Al Khayf is a mosque where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and many other prophets prayed. This mosque holds historical and spiritual significance, particularly during the three days of Tashreeq in Hajj. Experience the collective devotion and unity as pilgrims gather in this sacred space.

Mecca, with its profound religious and historical heritage, offers an extraordinary journey through time and faith. From the iconic Masjid-Al Haram to the serene caves that once provided sanctuary, each site tells a unique story of devotion, sacrifice, and spiritual enlightenment. As you explore these sacred places, allow yourself to be immersed in the profound spirituality and the rich tapestry of Mecca's history.

Plan your visit to Mecca and embark on a soul-stirring pilgrimage that will leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, timeless traditions, and spiritual significance that make Mecca a truly extraordinary destination.
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2023.06.06 18:27 robis87 Fixed Income Rollovers/Fees

Want to ladder out my T-bill maturities to a maximum in order to stay fully liquid at all times. Was thinking to split T-bill into 2 big chunks with ~2 week maturity and have one of them mature every week. But even low fees would be an issue here. Here's a fee structure for that:
First USD 1,000,000 in Face Value - 0.002%* Face Value (0.2 bps) - min USD 5.00
Additional Face Value > USD 1,000,000 - 0.0001%* Face Value (0.01 bps) - min USD 5.00
I'm pretty sure this means lower fees apply after $1M bonds bought per trade - not in total (per month/year etc) right?
What would be other reasonable options to stay maximally liquid while having my cash parked in the safest investment vehicle out there?
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