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Passport Info Center Said That It's Going to "Request My Passport(s) Be Expedited For My Date of Travel". What Does This Mean and Does It Actually Work?

2023.06.06 21:04 Intrepid-Tangerine18 Passport Info Center Said That It's Going to "Request My Passport(s) Be Expedited For My Date of Travel". What Does This Mean and Does It Actually Work?

Okay so, this has been a very stressful situation and to be honest I'm really worried about our passports, but I hope some of the kind people of Reddit can help me out a little bit.
Me, My Grandmother, and My Uncle all had to renew our passports for my 18th birthday trip to the Bahamas. My Grandmother and my uncle's passports were fairly simple forms and nothing out of the ordinary. Mine on the other hand was really weird because I'm currently 17, but will turn 18 abroad and will be 18/an adult for basically the entirety of the passport's validity. So, we had to use a special form and send off a bunch of additional info for mine, but anyways.
We sent our passport applications off in mid-March at a Post Office since they had to verify the stuff for mine. We received the confirmation that our passports had been received by the renewal people on 3/24.
All of our passports sat "In Process" up until (and after the phone call) this morning/early afternoon when my Grandmother and I called the Passport Info Center to try and figure it out. On our applications we put our date of travel as 6/15, which is technically true for some of us, but not all. My Grandmother and Grandfather will be traveling to Texas on 6/15 to visit relatives in the Houston/Dallas/Orange areas, while me, my Dad, and my Uncle will be traveling on 6/30. We leave on a Carnival Cruise on 7/1 out of Galveston.
My Grandmother told the operator that our date of travel was 6/15 and that our applications still said "In Process" (and had since March). The operator took our info and said that he would "request our applications be expedited for our date of travel", and made us pay the 70-ish dollars each for expedited service and faster shipping. (My Uncle called the info center right after we hung up with them, since he wasn't present when me/my grandmother did ours, his is also expedited now)
Now, I have approximately 0 expectations for this process given how the whole process has gone already. But, does anyone know if this works? Or if we'll get our passports at least by 6/29? My Dad and I fly out really early on 6/30, so we wouldn't be able to receive them then, but we could on 6/29. So, I guess my question is, will we (hopefully) receive them by 6/29? Has anyone had the Info Center do this for them? Has it worked?
I've kinda already resigned to the idea of not getting to go on a cruise for my 18th because of this mess, but maybe it's salvageable? Any insight would be great.
Also, before people comment to get an appointment in person, we can't since the passport center that's renewing my passport has my birth certificate and all my other info. (including my old passport)
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2023.06.06 21:02 Elecrockcity One Day

I had these thoughts, interpret them however you choose: I put the Great Pyramids in Giza. I placed them there. I watched Atlantis fall - of their own folly - so that its legend may begin. I burned the Library at Alexandria and smiled as its knowledge singed the threads of history leaving only mystery for future generations. I did these things - so that one day, when logic met chaos and order met Set, I would search for answers. Answers that lie only in the seeking of spirit. So that one day, I would gaze at the heavens and ask - why? How? Where do you hide, O’ Reason? Where have you gone, dear Thoth? I did these things - to allow for opportunity to learn. When I longed for answers and rational explanation, I wanted to find only myself - not reason. I needed faith - faith that Alexandria’s knowledge is in me, not annals of man’s law. I needed spirit - spirit that was quieted by over-proud reason and Atlantean hubris, waiting to be provoked by desperate soul. I needed love - love so powerful that it ordered stone and earth to willful precision, to create divine geometric structures meant to remind me where to look for inspiration. There are no capstones on these pyramids because I removed them - so that one day, I may replace them using newfound spirit, reasoned faith, infinite love, and yes… an awareness of One. One day. An everlasting moment. I’ve already forgiven myself for the misdirections - it’s what created the journey. And I’ve already forgiven you - timeless creator. Thank you.
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2023.06.06 21:00 JunkDawgsJunkRemoval Junk Dawgs – Pool Table Removal

Junk Dawgs – Pool Table Removal

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2023.06.06 20:58 R_Lau_18 Clan Angrund (wtf)

I have been trying to get further than like 50 turns in with Clan Angrund for a few days now.
I really do my best not to complain but what the actual fuck CA. It's a really cool campaign/faction, but it is absolutely fucked.
You start surrounded by ranged factions (which is cool, good challenge), except now vampire coast now get access to shooty empire units, skaven have some sort of spell that autodeletes entire units (really fun when trying to play the most formation-heavy race in the game), fuckin wood elves declare war on you half the time, and the entire economy is completely gimped until you capture karak eight peaks.
Just getting beyond your borders is nigh impossible as the only fucking thing that negates Skaven/vampire coast/wood elves is catapults, which are double upkeep until you can somehow capture karak eight peaks. Worse still, even with arty, pretty much every single battle you fight, your entire fucking army gets decimated even if you do manage to win!
This sub can get really toxic with dumb complaints, so I'm sorry to add to the negativity, but I just need to vent. Been having a deeply disappointimg experience with one of my favourite factions the last few days.
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2023.06.06 20:55 AfricanStream Africans Civilised Europeans Twice

Africans Civilised Europeans Twice
Africans civilised Europeans - twice. Watch Pan-Africanist writer John G. Jackson explain how.
First, he notes how the Greeks learned from Black Egyptians, and passed on their knowledge to the Romans. Then, after the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe entered the so-called ‘dark ages.’ These were not as ‘dark’ in terms of knowledge and learning as the name suggests, but European culture was transformed by the arrival of the Moors from North Africa. Their conquest brought with it ‘light’ - so much so, claims Jackson, that the Moors re-civilised Europe.
Western textbooks often ignore this inconvenient side of the story, as it grates with their implicit ‘victor’s’ narrative that Europeans are superior. Jackson urges Africans to write their own histories. Only in this way can a truer, more inclusive and comprehensive narrative gain traction - one that acknowledges and respects Africa’s phenomenal contribution to world civilisation.
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2023.06.06 20:55 AussieHawker Cornel West is not progressive (or not anymore).

There has been a lot of discussion about Cornel West because of his announced campaign. With a wide variety of reactions. But one reaction I've noted is people who do know how stupid splitting the vote is, but say that he is championing progressive causes or that he is very progressive.
Now he acts Progressive. He says certain buzzwords. But is he? Or is he really just a crank who has gone right?
Splitting the Vote for Trump
This campaign is nothing new for Cornel West. From his own mouth
Brother Bernie and Brother Trump are authentic human beings in stark contrast to their donor-driven opponents.
In the 2016 campaign, he was praising Trump over Clinton.And then endorsed Jill Stein. You don't have to like Clinton, to know how high the stakes were. And of course, as we now all know the stakes were high. 3 Supreme Court Justices, hundreds of lower federal judges, endemic corruption, criminalisation of immigrants, rise in hate crimes, and Trump utterly botching the crisis that happened under his watch, Covid killing over a million Americans.
But lots of people made that mistake as well. However, he is doing it all over again, after all this shit happened.
And Now Trump is even worse. He is explicitly campaigning against democracy itself because of his grudge about losing, he has made a campaign promise to invade Mexico, Ukraine will almost certainly get cut off reviving the Russian invasion and he explicitly wants to purge the Federal government of all non-loyalists, including bureaucratic roles. Cornel West has no hope of winning, all he is doing is taking away Democratic votes.
DeSantis, Chris Rufo and Cornel West
However, Cornel West doesn't just have an unfortunate past of praising Donald Trump. He also has a current history of praising Ron DeSantis and working with evangelical right-wingers, and their education causes.
Recently he wrote an Op-ed
DeSantis’s Revolutionary Defense of the Classics
By Cornel West and Jeremy Wayne Tate
Gov. Ron DeSantis just gave a welcome boost to the classical-education movement. He signed legislation allowing high-school students to qualify for Bright Futures scholarships, a state fund for college education, by submitting scores from the Classic Learning Test instead of the SAT alone.
This move will likely be portrayed, wrongly, as partisan and conservative. But the greatest works of civilization have always been about spurring—not preventing—radical change. They teach us about the revolutionary ideas of the past and help us better understand the present. The richest ideas of what it means to be human are those that have stood the test of time.
Many of the seminal works of literature, history, philosophy, science and theology were revolutionary in their respective ages. Turn the pages of Galileo Galilei’s “Two New Sciences” and you’ll experience the alteration of humanity’s view of itself in relation to the heavens. By disproving the then-common belief that the planets revolved around the Earth rather than the sun, Galileo laid the foundation for modern science. Isaac Newton, swept aside what remained of the Old World’s scientific superstitions—only to find himself upstaged two centuries later by Albert Einstein’s “Relativity.”
Like revolutionary ideas today, the ideas of yesterday were provocative and, in many cases, much more consequential. Galileo was put on trial because he upset the status quo. In the 13th century, Bishop Stephen Tempier of Paris condemned key works of theologian Thomas Aquinas for being too radical. Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn and civil-rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. were imprisoned for their views. In colonial America, James Madison and his co-authors feared printing their names on the Federalist Papers, so they hid under aliases. Even the most mild-mannered of philosophers stirred trouble for thinking against the grain. Plato watched his great teacher Socrates put to death for his teachings.
Revolutionary figures of the past give us insight into the present and allow for reflection on the consequences of their choices. Julius Caesar, one of antiquity’s most recognizable leaders, teaches us the cost of revolution through his histories. By crossing into Rome with his armies, he ended the republic and created the Roman Empire, a crime for which he paid with his life. But in his firsthand descriptions of the often-brutal tactics he employed to achieve political transformation, he left behind deep insight. Caesar’s direct and simple prose conveys the reality of going to war—all without reference to contemporary conflicts.
That’s one of the virtues of the classics: They are a means of considering what is true without invoking the blind partisanship that encourages thoughtless action. There is nothing we need more today than the cultivation of reason and understanding.
That’s why Mr. DeSantis’s support of classic education has universal merit that transcends partisanship. Education based on values, logic and discipline isn’t Republican—it’s timeless.
Mr. West holds a chair at Union Theological Seminary and serves on the board of academic advisers of the Classic Learning Test. Mr. Tate is founder and CEO of the Classic Learning Test.
In this article, he praises DeSantis for introducing the Classic Learning Test (CLT) to Florida schools. He has a lot of fancy words about the various historical thinkers who went against the grain. Sounds nice. I wonder how Ron DeSantis is treating free inquiry in Florida?
But in reality, this is really just a handout to an incredible niche test used by a handful of Evangelical right-wing schools. The CLT dates all the way back to ... 2015. It's just a way for Republicans to spend education money fattening the pockets of the CLT advisors to provide these tests, and to push students away from real universities to ones that teach them nonsense. And the guys profiting from this, is Cornel West's co-author on this article who started the test and Cornel West himself.
But also, pushing the 'Western Classics' didn't happen in a vacuum. Ron DeSantis pushed the CLT, as part of his plot to get rid of African American Studies and other 'woke' courses that are part of the AP studies.
TALLAHASSEE — In February, when Gov. Ron DeSantis went after the College Board’s new Advanced Placement course on African American studies, he hinted that Florida might do without the organization’s courses and tests.
Two months later, Republican state lawmakers are preparing to head in that direction.
Using their budget proposal and a bill (HB 1537) that’s viewed as the Florida Department of Education’s legislation, the House and Senate are looking to pivot from the College Board’s Advanced Placement courses and SAT exam to other alternatives.
For the SAT, the state is considering a “classical and Christian” exam alternative called Classic Learning Test. It would be used as an optional graduation test requirement and to determine Bright Futures scholarship eligibility, as well as a college entrance exam at Florida’s public colleges and universities. Schools would have the option to administer the SAT, ACT or Classic Learning Test starting next school year.
For AP, the chambers have agreed to spend millions creating Florida-based alternative courses and tests, asking state universities and colleges to help establish the materials. A third-party organization would help create the exams.
Cornel West's own books would likely be in the firing line of Florida schools for writing about the Black experience in a way that wasn't completely stripped of all real history.
And who else is on the CLT Board?
Christopher Rufo, listed as Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute. Rufo was also appointed by DeSantis to destroy Florida's New College.. So he isn't just a think tanker, but directly on DeSantis's payroll.
Also included is Kevin Roberts, the President of the Heritage Foundation.
If you look at the photo the CLT board posted, its literally just a sea of White Republicans.
So Cornel West has no problem writing a public article praising Ron DeSantis for helping free inquiry, as he tries to get rid of any books about LGBT people or Black people and working alongside Chris Rufo, the guy who managed the Right Wings Critical Race Theory panic. Seems bad.
Ask yourself. If a Biden appointee to Education Secretary had this kind of background of supporting the privatisation of schools, and of hanging around figures like these, would you be cool with it? No of course not.
The People's People Grift
You might also note from his announcement that he isn't running for the Green Party, which already has ballot lines in many states. But for the People's Party.
Said People's Party is headed up by Nick Brana, and has been championed heavily by Jimmy Dore.
Both Nick Brana and Jimmy Dore have been credibly accused of sexual harassment and assault.
And this is what the People's Party online presence looks like
https://twitter.com/marionumber4/status/1665768271637782532
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fx32IR5WAAQTjzf?format=jpg&name=large
Very left-wing. Totally not a right-wing grift.
In terms of the other track record of the People's Party, they aggressively solicited donations and promised that they would run dozens of candidates in the 2022 midterm. They didn't run a single one. Wonder where all that money went?
So the bright spark from all of this is that likely the People's Party will grift all the donations sent in, and not use it to actually get ballot access outside of the handful of states they have access to.
His Platform
Cornel West's website right now, is pretty limited. But one issue caught my eye in particular
End the Wars Bring our troops home and invest those trillions of war dollars into American communities. Support veterans, stop all foreign military aid, close the bases, disband NATO, and ban nuclear weapons globally.
Stop all foreign military aid and disband NATO. You know, while Russia is aggressively invading Ukraine. Yet another Leftist that is pro Imperialist invasion by a Neo Tsar.
What wars? Bring the troops home from where exactly. Biden already left Afghanistan and Iraq a couple of years ago.
And I wonder what magical spell he has in mind, to get Russia, China, North Korea, India, Pakistan, and Israel to consider giving up their nuclear weapons.
More of the Company he keeps
Other assorted people, he hangs out with
He is of course a constantly returning guest on Bill Maher.
https://twitter.com/cassiepmillestatus/1138583273242857472
I wish "Milo Yiannopoulos, Gavin McInnes, and Cornel West walk into a bar..." was the beginning of a joke, but I'm sorry to report that it is actually real life
He decided the prime place to announce his candidacy is on ... Russel Brand. Who went full anti-vaxx and Pro Russia.
https://twitter.com/CornelWest/status/1666114005877010432
https://twitter.com/themattdimitri/status/1543780892241543171
Hate group founder Gavin McInnes asks Cornel West to name an American fascist West: There's a spiritual fascism inside all of us... as a Christian I see it inside of myself Candace Owens: The Klan were Democrats West: Yes, they were [As if MLK had no idea of that history of Dems]
Candace Owens: They tried to blame me for a mass shooting in New Zealand, saying that this person got radicalized by my ideas of Black conservatism in America The Christchurch New Zealand Mosque shooter stated in his manifesto Owens was the "person who radicalized [him] the most"
Reportedly he went on this because Gavin McInnes was offering money to do it, which other figures turned down
I gave Matthew this footage. I have the full segments for both appearances. At the time McInnes was begging liberals to go on this show offering them $5000 an appearance - Dave Packman, Sam Seder and Ana Kasparian all reported McInnes offered them money.
Selling out for $5,000. I guess we know his price to sit down with a Nazi, on two separate appearances.
Conclusion
So if you consider everything. At best, he is incredibly naive and easily taken in by Right-wingers which makes him utterly unsuited to any political position, let alone President. And more likely, he just doesn't give a fuck, and is cashing out. While also being a crank.
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2023.06.06 20:55 shidosen Jaya and Imu & Will of D.

Jaya and Imu & Will of D.
Oda is making a connection to the Land of Mu and Kumari Kandam in One Piece here, with the features of reincarnation as in the Will of Joy Boy being reincarnated/reborn as Luffy in this era.
Jaya at root is a Tamil (a classical language) word, means for victory. Kingdom of Jaya basically means Kingdom of the victorious.
But both continents are believed to have sunk many thousands of years ago.
This resembles the theory that Mu-sama is an ancient being who had lived before the void century and that there is a connection with the Shandians who are from Jaya.
We all know Joy Boy is directly related to Jaya, and the fact that Jaya hasn’t been brought up much since Skypiea is deliberately to make sure it’s not obvious to the readers mind that it’s in the main plot.
Will of D. Descendants must also come from the same kingdom.
So essentially, even though it’s a tale about Luffy trying to be a Pirate King.
It’s really about a fight between two empires with one having been defeated through unfairness, betrayal and traffic ending.
This also justifies why Luffy, is able to carry on seamlessly and defeat whatever threat comes his way; because he’s destined for it as he’s brining forth this own precious karma from his previous life. To win this time, for the tragedy that happened 800 years ago.
Rogers knew this from reading the information at Laugh Tale, but he had to do everything from scratch. So to make Luffy’s life easy and to make sure he succeeds in the greatest way possible, he intentionally turned the attention instead to being a Pirate by beginning the Golden age of Pirate Era (to be free) which inadvertently goes against the WG (the enemies of D clan).
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2023.06.06 20:53 AussieHawker Cornel West is not progressive (or not anymore).

There has been a lot of discussion about Cornel West because of his announced campaign. With a wide variety of reactions. But one reaction I've noted is people who do know how stupid splitting the vote is, but say that he is championing progressive causes or that he is very progressive.
Now he acts Progressive. He says certain buzzwords. But is he? Or is he really just a crank who has gone right?
Splitting the Vote for Trump
This campaign is nothing new for Cornel West. From his own mouth
Brother Bernie and Brother Trump are authentic human beings in stark contrast to their donor-driven opponents.
In the 2016 campaign, he was praising Trump over Clinton.And then endorsed Jill Stein. You don't have to like Clinton, to know how high the stakes were. And of course, as we now all know the stakes were high. 3 Supreme Court Justices, hundreds of lower federal judges, endemic corruption, criminalisation of immigrants, rise in hate crimes, and Trump utterly botching the crisis that happened under his watch, Covid killing over a million Americans.
But lots of people made that mistake as well. However, he is doing it all over again, after all this happened.
And Now Trump is even worse. He is explicitly campaigning against democracy itself because of his grudge about losing, he has made a campaign promise to invade Mexico, Ukraine will almost certainly get cut off reviving the Russian invasion and he explicitly wants to purge the Federal government of all non-loyalists, including bureaucratic roles. Cornel West has no hope of winning, all he is doing is taking away Democratic votes.
DeSantis, Chris Rufo and Cornel West
However, Cornel West doesn't just have an unfortunate past of praising Donald Trump. He also has a current history of praising Ron DeSantis and working with evangelical right-wingers, and their education causes.
Recently he wrote an Op-ed
DeSantis’s Revolutionary Defense of the Classics
By Cornel West and Jeremy Wayne Tate
Gov. Ron DeSantis just gave a welcome boost to the classical-education movement. He signed legislation allowing high-school students to qualify for Bright Futures scholarships, a state fund for college education, by submitting scores from the Classic Learning Test instead of the SAT alone.
This move will likely be portrayed, wrongly, as partisan and conservative. But the greatest works of civilization have always been about spurring—not preventing—radical change. They teach us about the revolutionary ideas of the past and help us better understand the present. The richest ideas of what it means to be human are those that have stood the test of time.
Many of the seminal works of literature, history, philosophy, science and theology were revolutionary in their respective ages. Turn the pages of Galileo Galilei’s “Two New Sciences” and you’ll experience the alteration of humanity’s view of itself in relation to the heavens. By disproving the then-common belief that the planets revolved around the Earth rather than the sun, Galileo laid the foundation for modern science. Isaac Newton, swept aside what remained of the Old World’s scientific superstitions—only to find himself upstaged two centuries later by Albert Einstein’s “Relativity.”
Like revolutionary ideas today, the ideas of yesterday were provocative and, in many cases, much more consequential. Galileo was put on trial because he upset the status quo. In the 13th century, Bishop Stephen Tempier of Paris condemned key works of theologian Thomas Aquinas for being too radical. Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn and civil-rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. were imprisoned for their views. In colonial America, James Madison and his co-authors feared printing their names on the Federalist Papers, so they hid under aliases. Even the most mild-mannered of philosophers stirred trouble for thinking against the grain. Plato watched his great teacher Socrates put to death for his teachings.
Revolutionary figures of the past give us insight into the present and allow for reflection on the consequences of their choices. Julius Caesar, one of antiquity’s most recognizable leaders, teaches us the cost of revolution through his histories. By crossing into Rome with his armies, he ended the republic and created the Roman Empire, a crime for which he paid with his life. But in his firsthand descriptions of the often-brutal tactics he employed to achieve political transformation, he left behind deep insight. Caesar’s direct and simple prose conveys the reality of going to war—all without reference to contemporary conflicts.
That’s one of the virtues of the classics: They are a means of considering what is true without invoking the blind partisanship that encourages thoughtless action. There is nothing we need more today than the cultivation of reason and understanding.
That’s why Mr. DeSantis’s support of classic education has universal merit that transcends partisanship. Education based on values, logic and discipline isn’t Republican—it’s timeless.
Mr. West holds a chair at Union Theological Seminary and serves on the board of academic advisers of the Classic Learning Test. Mr. Tate is founder and CEO of the Classic Learning Test.
In this article, he praises DeSantis for introducing the Classic Learning Test (CLT) to Florida schools. He has a lot of fancy words about the various historical thinkers who went against the grain. Sounds nice. I wonder how Ron DeSantis is treating free inquiry in Florida?
But in reality, this is really just a handout to an incredible niche test used by a handful of Evangelical right-wing schools. The CLT dates all the way back to ... 2015. It's just a way for Republicans to spend education money fattening the pockets of the CLT advisors to provide these tests, and to push students away from real universities to ones that teach them nonsense. And the guys profiting from this, is Cornel West's co-author on this article who started the test and Cornel West himself.
But also, pushing the 'Western Classics' didn't happen in a vacuum. Ron DeSantis pushed the CLT, as part of his plot to get rid of African American Studies and other 'woke' courses that are part of the AP studies.
TALLAHASSEE — In February, when Gov. Ron DeSantis went after the College Board’s new Advanced Placement course on African American studies, he hinted that Florida might do without the organization’s courses and tests.
Two months later, Republican state lawmakers are preparing to head in that direction.
Using their budget proposal and a bill (HB 1537) that’s viewed as the Florida Department of Education’s legislation, the House and Senate are looking to pivot from the College Board’s Advanced Placement courses and SAT exam to other alternatives.
For the SAT, the state is considering a “classical and Christian” exam alternative called Classic Learning Test. It would be used as an optional graduation test requirement and to determine Bright Futures scholarship eligibility, as well as a college entrance exam at Florida’s public colleges and universities. Schools would have the option to administer the SAT, ACT or Classic Learning Test starting next school year.
For AP, the chambers have agreed to spend millions creating Florida-based alternative courses and tests, asking state universities and colleges to help establish the materials. A third-party organization would help create the exams.
Cornel West's own books would likely be in the firing line of Florida schools for writing about the Black experience in a way that wasn't completely stripped of all real history.
And who else is on the CLT Board?
Christopher Rufo, listed as Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute. Rufo was also appointed by DeSantis to destroy Florida's New College.. So he isn't just a think tanker, but directly on DeSantis's payroll.
Also included is Kevin Roberts, the President of the Heritage Foundation.
If you look at the photo the CLT board posted, its literally just a sea of White Republicans.
So Cornel West has no problem writing a public article praising Ron DeSantis for helping free inquiry, as he tries to get rid of any books about LGBT people or Black people and working alongside Chris Rufo, the guy who managed the Right Wings Critical Race Theory panic. Seems bad.
Ask yourself. If a Biden appointee to Education Secretary had this kind of background of supporting the privatisation of schools, and of hanging around figures like these, would you be cool with it? No of course not.
The People's People Grift
You might also note from his announcement that he isn't running for the Green Party, which already has ballot lines in many states. But for the People's Party.
Said People's Party is headed up by Nick Brana, and has been championed heavily by Jimmy Dore.
Both Nick Brana and Jimmy Dore have been credibly accused of sexual harassment and assault.
And this is what the People's Party online presence looks like
https://twitter.com/marionumber4/status/1665768271637782532
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fx32IR5WAAQTjzf?format=jpg&name=large
Very left-wing. Totally not a right-wing grift.
In terms of the other track record of the People's Party, they aggressively solicited donations and promised that they would run dozens of candidates in the 2022 midterm. They didn't run a single one. Wonder where all that money went?
So the bright spark from all of this is that likely the People's Party will grift all the donations sent in, and not use it to actually get ballot access outside of the handful of states they have access to.
His Platform
Cornel West's website right now, is pretty limited. But one issue caught my eye in particular
End the Wars Bring our troops home and invest those trillions of war dollars into American communities. Support veterans, stop all foreign military aid, close the bases, disband NATO, and ban nuclear weapons globally.
Stop all foreign military aid and disband NATO. You know, while Russia is aggressively invading Ukraine. Yet another Leftist that is pro Imperialist invasion by a Neo Tsar.
What wars? Bring the troops home from where exactly. Biden already left Afghanistan and Iraq a couple of years ago.
And I wonder what magical spell he has in mind, to get Russia, China, North Korea, India, Pakistan, and Israel to consider giving up their nuclear weapons.
More of the Company he keeps
Other assorted people, he hangs out with
He is of course a constantly returning guest on Bill Maher.
https://twitter.com/cassiepmillestatus/1138583273242857472
I wish "Milo Yiannopoulos, Gavin McInnes, and Cornel West walk into a bar..." was the beginning of a joke, but I'm sorry to report that it is actually real life
He decided the prime place to announce his candidacy is on ... Russel Brand. Who went full anti-vaxx and Pro Russia.
https://twitter.com/CornelWest/status/1666114005877010432
https://twitter.com/themattdimitri/status/1543780892241543171
Hate group founder Gavin McInnes asks Cornel West to name an American fascist West: There's a spiritual fascism inside all of us... as a Christian I see it inside of myself Candace Owens: The Klan were Democrats West: Yes, they were [As if MLK had no idea of that history of Dems]
Candace Owens: They tried to blame me for a mass shooting in New Zealand, saying that this person got radicalized by my ideas of Black conservatism in America The Christchurch New Zealand Mosque shooter stated in his manifesto Owens was the "person who radicalized [him] the most"
Reportedly he went on this because Gavin McInnes was offering money to do it, which other figures turned down
I gave Matthew this footage. I have the full segments for both appearances. At the time McInnes was begging liberals to go on this show offering them $5000 an appearance - Dave Packman, Sam Seder and Ana Kasparian all reported McInnes offered them money.
Selling out for $5,000. I guess we know his price to sit down with a Nazi, on two separate appearances.
Conclusion
So if you consider everything. At best, he is incredibly naive and easily taken in by Right-wingers which makes him utterly unsuited to any political position, let alone President. And more likely, he just doesn't care, and is cashing out. While also being a crank.
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2023.06.06 20:52 AfricanStream Africa Civilised Europe Twice

Africa Civilised Europe Twice
Africans civilised Europeans - twice. Watch Pan-Africanist writer John G. Jackson explain how.
First, he notes how the Greeks learned from Black Egyptians, and passed on their knowledge to the Romans. Then, after the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe entered the so-called ‘dark ages.’ These were not as ‘dark’ in terms of knowledge and learning as the name suggests, but European culture was transformed by the arrival of the Moors from North Africa. Their conquest brought with it ‘light’ - so much so, claims Jackson, that the Moors re-civilised Europe.
Western textbooks often ignore this inconvenient side of the story, as it grates with their implicit ‘victor’s’ narrative that Europeans are superior. Jackson urges Africans to write their own histories. Only in this way can a truer, more inclusive and comprehensive narrative gain traction - one that acknowledges and respects Africa’s phenomenal contribution to world civilisation.
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2023.06.06 20:51 Alpinia_KR Kaiserreich Beta 0.25.2

We have decided that one hotfix in the last few days just simply isn’t enough, and that we had to have another one. But in reality, some fairly significant bugs affecting majors slipped through the last release, so here’s round two of the fixes for you all!
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2023.06.06 20:45 AussieHawker Cornel West is not progressive (or not anymore).

There has been a lot of discussion about Cornel West because of his announced campaign. With a wide variety of reactions. But one reaction I've noted is people who do know how stupid splitting the vote is, but say that he is championing progressive causes or that he is very progressive.
Now he acts Progressive. He says certain buzzwords. But is he? Or is he really just a crank who has gone right?
Splitting the Vote for Trump
This campaign is nothing new for Cornel West. From his own mouth
Brother Bernie and Brother Trump are authentic human beings in stark contrast to their donor-driven opponents.
In the 2016 campaign, he was praising Trump over Clinton.And then endorsed Jill Stein. You don't have to like Clinton, to know how high the stakes were. And of course, as we now all know the stakes were high. 3 Supreme Court Justices, hundreds of lower federal judges, endemic corruption, criminalisation of immigrants, rise in hate crimes, and Trump utterly botching the crisis that happened under his watch, Covid killing over a million Americans.
But lots of people made that mistake as well. However, he is doing it all over again, after all this shit happened.
And Now Trump is even worse. He is explicitly campaigning against democracy itself because of his grudge about losing, he has made a campaign promise to invade Mexico, Ukraine will almost certainly get cut off reviving the Russian invasion and he explicitly wants to purge the Federal government of all non-loyalists, including bureaucratic roles. Cornel West has no hope of winning, all he is doing is taking away Democratic votes.
DeSantis, Chris Rufo and Cornel West
However, Cornel West doesn't just have an unfortunate past of praising Donald Trump. He also has a current history of praising Ron DeSantis and working with evangelical right-wingers, and their education causes.
Recently he wrote an Op-ed
DeSantis’s Revolutionary Defense of the Classics
By Cornel West and Jeremy Wayne Tate
Gov. Ron DeSantis just gave a welcome boost to the classical-education movement. He signed legislation allowing high-school students to qualify for Bright Futures scholarships, a state fund for college education, by submitting scores from the Classic Learning Test instead of the SAT alone.
This move will likely be portrayed, wrongly, as partisan and conservative. But the greatest works of civilization have always been about spurring—not preventing—radical change. They teach us about the revolutionary ideas of the past and help us better understand the present. The richest ideas of what it means to be human are those that have stood the test of time.
Many of the seminal works of literature, history, philosophy, science and theology were revolutionary in their respective ages. Turn the pages of Galileo Galilei’s “Two New Sciences” and you’ll experience the alteration of humanity’s view of itself in relation to the heavens. By disproving the then-common belief that the planets revolved around the Earth rather than the sun, Galileo laid the foundation for modern science. Isaac Newton, swept aside what remained of the Old World’s scientific superstitions—only to find himself upstaged two centuries later by Albert Einstein’s “Relativity.”
Like revolutionary ideas today, the ideas of yesterday were provocative and, in many cases, much more consequential. Galileo was put on trial because he upset the status quo. In the 13th century, Bishop Stephen Tempier of Paris condemned key works of theologian Thomas Aquinas for being too radical. Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn and civil-rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. were imprisoned for their views. In colonial America, James Madison and his co-authors feared printing their names on the Federalist Papers, so they hid under aliases. Even the most mild-mannered of philosophers stirred trouble for thinking against the grain. Plato watched his great teacher Socrates put to death for his teachings.
Revolutionary figures of the past give us insight into the present and allow for reflection on the consequences of their choices. Julius Caesar, one of antiquity’s most recognizable leaders, teaches us the cost of revolution through his histories. By crossing into Rome with his armies, he ended the republic and created the Roman Empire, a crime for which he paid with his life. But in his firsthand descriptions of the often-brutal tactics he employed to achieve political transformation, he left behind deep insight. Caesar’s direct and simple prose conveys the reality of going to war—all without reference to contemporary conflicts.
That’s one of the virtues of the classics: They are a means of considering what is true without invoking the blind partisanship that encourages thoughtless action. There is nothing we need more today than the cultivation of reason and understanding.
That’s why Mr. DeSantis’s support of classic education has universal merit that transcends partisanship. Education based on values, logic and discipline isn’t Republican—it’s timeless.
Mr. West holds a chair at Union Theological Seminary and serves on the board of academic advisers of the Classic Learning Test. Mr. Tate is founder and CEO of the Classic Learning Test.
In this article, he praises DeSantis for introducing the Classic Learning Test (CLT) to Florida schools. He has a lot of fancy words about the various historical thinkers who went against the grain. Sounds nice. I wonder how Ron DeSantis is treating free inquiry in Florida?
But in reality, this is really just a handout to an incredible niche test used by a handful of Evangelical right-wing schools. The CLT dates all the way back to ... 2015. It's just a way for Republicans to spend education money fattening the pockets of the CLT advisors to provide these tests, and to push students away from real universities to ones that teach them nonsense. And the guys profiting from this, is Cornel West's co-author on this article who started the test and Cornel West himself.
But also, pushing the 'Western Classics' didn't happen in a vacuum. Ron DeSantis pushed the CLT, as part of his plot to get rid of African American Studies and other 'woke' courses that are part of the AP studies.
TALLAHASSEE — In February, when Gov. Ron DeSantis went after the College Board’s new Advanced Placement course on African American studies, he hinted that Florida might do without the organization’s courses and tests.
Two months later, Republican state lawmakers are preparing to head in that direction.
Using their budget proposal and a bill (HB 1537) that’s viewed as the Florida Department of Education’s legislation, the House and Senate are looking to pivot from the College Board’s Advanced Placement courses and SAT exam to other alternatives.
For the SAT, the state is considering a “classical and Christian” exam alternative called Classic Learning Test. It would be used as an optional graduation test requirement and to determine Bright Futures scholarship eligibility, as well as a college entrance exam at Florida’s public colleges and universities. Schools would have the option to administer the SAT, ACT or Classic Learning Test starting next school year.
For AP, the chambers have agreed to spend millions creating Florida-based alternative courses and tests, asking state universities and colleges to help establish the materials. A third-party organization would help create the exams.
Cornel West's own books would likely be in the firing line of Florida schools for writing about the Black experience in a way that wasn't completely stripped of all real history.
And who else is on the CLT Board?
Christopher Rufo, listed as Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute. Rufo was also appointed by DeSantis to destroy Florida's New College.. So he isn't just a think tanker, but directly on DeSantis's payroll.
Also included is Kevin Roberts, the President of the Heritage Foundation.
If you look at the photo the CLT board posted, its literally just a sea of White Republicans.
So Cornel West has no problem writing a public article praising Ron DeSantis for helping free inquiry, as he tries to get rid of any books about LGBT people or Black people and working alongside Chris Rufo, the guy who managed the Right Wings Critical Race Theory panic. Seems bad.
Ask yourself. If a Biden appointee to Education Secretary had this kind of background of supporting the privatisation of schools, and of hanging around figures like these, would you be cool with it? No of course not.
The People's People Grift
You might also note from his announcement that he isn't running for the Green Party, which already has ballot lines in many states. But for the People's Party.
Said People's Party is headed up by Nick Brana, and has been championed heavily by Jimmy Dore.
Both Nick Brana and Jimmy Dore have been credibly accused of sexual harassment and assault.
And this is what the People's Party online presence looks like
https://twitter.com/marionumber4/status/1665768271637782532
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fx32IR5WAAQTjzf?format=jpg&name=large
Very left-wing. Totally not a right-wing grift.
In terms of the other track record of the People's Party, they aggressively solicited donations and promised that they would run dozens of candidates in the 2022 midterm. They didn't run a single one. Wonder where all that money went?
So the bright spark from all of this is that likely the People's Party will grift all the donations sent in, and not use it to actually get ballot access outside of the handful of states they have access to.
His Platform
Cornel West's website right now, is pretty limited. But one issue caught my eye in particular
End the Wars Bring our troops home and invest those trillions of war dollars into American communities. Support veterans, stop all foreign military aid, close the bases, disband NATO, and ban nuclear weapons globally.
Stop all foreign military aid and disband NATO. You know, while Russia is aggressively invading Ukraine. Yet another Leftist that is pro Imperialist invasion by a Neo Tsar.
What wars? Bring the troops home from where exactly. Biden already left Afghanistan and Iraq a couple of years ago.
And I wonder what magical spell he has in mind, to get Russia, China, North Korea, India, Pakistan, and Israel to consider giving up their nuclear weapons.
More of the Company he keeps
Other assorted people, he hangs out with
He is of course a constantly returning guest on Bill Maher.
https://twitter.com/cassiepmillestatus/1138583273242857472
I wish "Milo Yiannopoulos, Gavin McInnes, and Cornel West walk into a bar..." was the beginning of a joke, but I'm sorry to report that it is actually real life
He decided the prime place to announce his candidacy is on ... Russel Brand. Who went full anti-vaxx and Pro Russia.
https://twitter.com/CornelWest/status/1666114005877010432
https://twitter.com/themattdimitri/status/1543780892241543171
Hate group founder Gavin McInnes asks Cornel West to name an American fascist West: There's a spiritual fascism inside all of us... as a Christian I see it inside of myself Candace Owens: The Klan were Democrats West: Yes, they were [As if MLK had no idea of that history of Dems]
Candace Owens: They tried to blame me for a mass shooting in New Zealand, saying that this person got radicalized by my ideas of Black conservatism in America The Christchurch New Zealand Mosque shooter stated in his manifesto Owens was the "person who radicalized [him] the most"
Reportedly he went on this because Gavin McInnes was offering money to do it, which other figures turned down
I gave Matthew this footage. I have the full segments for both appearances. At the time McInnes was begging liberals to go on this show offering them $5000 an appearance - Dave Packman, Sam Seder and Ana Kasparian all reported McInnes offered them money.
Selling out for $5,000. I guess we know his price to sit down with a Nazi, on two separate appearances.
Conclusion
So if you consider everything. At best, he is incredibly naive and easily taken in by Right-wingers which makes him utterly unsuited to any political position, let alone President. And more likely, he just doesn't give a fuck, and is cashing out. While also being a crank.
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2023.06.06 20:45 Motivatoruae 30 Unique Corporate Gifts That Motivate Employees in the UAE

30 Unique Corporate Gifts That Motivate Employees in the UAE
Introduction: Corporate gifting is an essential aspect of fostering employee motivation and engagement. In the dynamic business landscape of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), offering unique and thoughtful gifts can have a significant impact on your workforce. This blog post presents 10 distinctive corporate gifts that can serve as motivators for employees in the UAE. From personalized items to experiences that promote well-being and personal growth, these gift ideas will demonstrate your appreciation while aligning with the cultural values of the region.
Unique Corporate Gifts
  1. Customized Arabic Calligraphy Art: Arabic calligraphy holds immense cultural significance in the UAE. Consider gifting customized art pieces that feature employees' names or motivational quotes in elegant Arabic calligraphy. These unique artworks can serve as inspiring reminders of your recognition and respect for their contributions. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.
  2. Luxury Date Gift Sets: Dates hold a special place in Emirati culture and are often shared as a symbol of hospitality and goodwill. Present employees with luxurious date gift sets featuring a variety of premium dates, nuts, and chocolates. These indulgent treats are not only delicious but also culturally significant, making them ideal motivators for your UAE workforce.
  3. Dubai Skyline Desk Clocks: Dubai's iconic skyline is recognized worldwide, and gifting desk clocks that depict the cityscape can be a meaningful gesture. These clocks serve as reminders of the fast-paced business environment and growth opportunities in the UAE, motivating employees to strive for success. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.
  4. Personalized Arabic Perfume Bottles: Perfume holds great cultural importance in the UAE, and personalized Arabic perfume bottles make exceptional corporate gifts. Collaborate with renowned perfumers to create custom fragrances for your employees, featuring their names or initials on beautifully designed bottles. This gift combines personalization, luxury, and cultural significance, making it a memorable motivator.
  5. Desert Retreat Experience: The UAE's desert landscape offers a unique setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Gift your employees a desert retreat experience, including an overnight stay at a luxury desert resort, camel rides, traditional Emirati cuisine, and cultural activities. This gift not only rewards hard work but also promotes team bonding and well-being. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.
  6. Arabic Coffee Sets: Arabic coffee, or "Gahwa," is an integral part of Emirati hospitality. Present employees with beautifully crafted Arabic coffee sets that include traditional coffee pots (Dallahs), cups (Finjans), and dates. Encourage them to take breaks and enjoy the rich flavors of Arabic coffee, fostering a sense of relaxation and appreciation.
  7. Personalized Gold-Plated Name Necklaces: Gold holds a significant cultural value in the UAE, and personalized gold-plated name necklaces make elegant corporate gifts. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, these necklaces can feature employees' names in Arabic or English script. Such a gift showcases your recognition of their individuality and dedication. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.
  8. VIP Experiences at Landmark Attractions: The UAE is home to numerous world-renowned attractions like the Burj Khalifa, Ferrari World, and Yas Marina Circuit. Gift employees VIP experiences, such as exclusive access to observation decks, fast-track entry to theme parks, or private tours of iconic landmarks. These experiences offer a sense of exclusivity and adventure, motivating employees through memorable moments.
  9. Wellness Retreat Vouchers: Promote well-being and work-life balance by offering wellness retreat vouchers to employees. These vouchers can grant access to luxury spas, meditation retreats, or yoga centers. By prioritizing their physical and mental health, you demonstrate your commitment to their overall well-being and encourage a positive and healthy work environment. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.
  10. Personalized Arabic Book Sets: Books are a timeless gift that promotes knowledge and personal growth. Consider gifting employees personalized book sets featuring works by renowned Emirati authors or books related to their professional interests. Encourage a culture of learning and development within your organization, fostering motivation and intellectual stimulation.
  11. Personalized Arabic Name Bracelets: Delight your employees with personalized Arabic name bracelets. These delicate and stylish accessories can be customized with their names or initials in Arabic script. The bracelets serve as fashionable reminders of their individuality and your appreciation for their contributions. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.
  12. Corporate Wellness Subscriptions: Invest in the well-being of your employees by providing them with corporate wellness subscriptions. These subscriptions can include access to fitness apps, meditation platforms, or online wellness programs. By prioritizing their health and offering resources for self-care, you show your commitment to their overall well-being.
  13. Luxury Leather Goods: Leather goods are highly regarded for their quality and durability. Gift your employees luxurious leather items such as wallets, cardholders, or laptop sleeves. Consider collaborating with local artisans who specialize in traditional Emirati leather craftsmanship to create unique and customized pieces. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.
  14. Artistic Wall Decor: Decorate your employees' workspaces with artistic wall decor inspired by Emirati culture and landmarks. This can include colorful paintings, intricate tapestries, or contemporary metal art. These visually appealing gifts not only enhance the office environment but also stimulate creativity and inspiration.
  15. Personalized Executive Pen Sets: Elevate your employees' writing experience with personalized executive pen sets. Engrave their names or initials on high-quality pens crafted from materials like gold, silver, or fine wood. These elegant writing instruments symbolize professionalism and excellence, motivating employees to excel in their work.
  16. Customized Corporate Apparel: Boost a sense of pride and unity within your organization by gifting customized corporate apparel. This can include embroidered polo shirts, branded hoodies, or personalized business card holders. Employees can wear these items with pride, showcasing their affiliation with the company. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.
  17. Emirati Food Hamper: Curate Emirati food hampers featuring a selection of traditional delicacies such as Arabian spices, gourmet dates, flavored nuts, and artisanal honey. This gift allows employees to explore the rich flavors of Emirati cuisine and experience the culinary heritage of the UAE.
  18. Personalized Desk Nameplates: Add a personalized touch to your employees' workstations with customized desk nameplates. Engraved with their names and job titles, these elegant nameplates create a sense of ownership and pride in their workspaces. They also make it easier for colleagues and visitors to identify them, fostering a professional and welcoming environment.
  19. Handmade Emirati Crafts: Support local artisans and showcase Emirati craftsmanship by gifting handmade crafts. This can include intricately woven baskets, palm leaf accessories, or traditional pottery. These unique and culturally significant gifts promote a sense of heritage and pride in Emirati culture. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.
  20. Corporate Volunteering Opportunities: Motivate employees by providing corporate volunteering opportunities. Partner with local charities or community organizations and organize team-based volunteering activities. This gift allows employees to make a positive impact on society while fostering teamwork and a sense of purpose.
  21. Luxury Tea Sets: Tea is an integral part of Emirati hospitality and culture. Present employees with luxury tea sets featuring a selection of high-quality teas from around the world. Include unique tea flavors and blends, along with exquisite teacups and a tea infuser. This gift encourages relaxation and promotes a sense of tranquility during breaks. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.
  22. Personalized Arabic Nameplates: Create personalized Arabic nameplates for employees' office doors or cubicles. These nameplates can feature their names elegantly designed in Arabic calligraphy. It adds a touch of sophistication to their workspace while reflecting their individual identity and contributing to a sense of belonging.
  23. Cultural Workshops or Classes: Offer employees the opportunity to participate in cultural workshops or classes that showcase Emirati traditions and crafts. This could include sessions on Arabic calligraphy, henna painting, falconry, or traditional Emirati cooking. By promoting cultural appreciation and learning, employees can deepen their connection with the UAE and feel motivated through gaining new knowledge.
  24. Customized USB Drives: USB drives are practical and useful gifts for employees. Take it a step further by customizing the USB drives with the company logo, employee name, or a motivational quote. This personalized touch adds a sense of exclusivity and ownership, making it a practical and motivational gift. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.
  25. Luxury Desk Accessories: Upgrade employees' workspaces with luxury desk accessories that blend functionality and style. This can include designer pen sets, premium desk organizers, or sleek wireless charging stations. These gifts not only enhance productivity but also showcase your commitment to creating a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing work environment.
  26. Emirati Art Prints: Decorate office spaces with art prints that highlight Emirati culture and landmarks. Choose prints that showcase the beauty of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or other iconic locations in the UAE. The captivating images serve as sources of inspiration and pride, instilling a sense of motivation and connection to the local environment.
  27. Personalized Leather Bound Diaries: Encourage employees to stay organized and reflect on their goals and achievements with personalized leather-bound diaries. Engrave their names or initials on the cover to create a distinctive and sophisticated gift. These diaries provide a platform for creativity, goal setting, and self-reflection, fostering motivation and personal growth. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.
  28. Emirati-inspired Jewelry: Gift employees with Emirati-inspired jewelry pieces that capture the essence of UAE's cultural motifs. This can include pendants, bracelets, or earrings featuring designs inspired by elements like camels, falcons, or traditional patterns. These jewelry pieces allow employees to showcase their connection to Emirati culture and add a touch of elegance to their outfits.
  29. Professional Development Courses: Invest in your employees' professional growth by providing access to professional development courses or certifications. Offer opportunities for skill enhancement in areas relevant to their roles, such as leadership training, project management courses, or communication workshops. This gift demonstrates your commitment to their career progression and encourages them to excel in their roles. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.
  30. Team-building Retreats: Organize team-building retreats or off-site activities that promote bonding and teamwork. Plan trips to popular destinations within the UAE, such as the beautiful beaches of Ras Al Khaimah or the stunning mountains of Hatta. These experiences allow employees to relax, recharge, and strengthen their relationships, leading to increased motivation and collaboration.
Conclusion: These additional gift ideas offer a diverse range of options for unique corporate gifts that motivate employees in the UAE. From luxury tea sets and personalized nameplates to cultural workshops and professional development opportunities, these gifts demonstrate your appreciation while aligning with Emirati culture and values. By selecting thoughtful and unique gifts, you can foster a motivated and engaged workforce, leading to increased productivity and a positive work environment. Which make its very unique corporate gifts in UAE.

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2023.06.06 20:42 Yourmomisbeatiful Why do most of you not want to properly acknowledge the Turkic contribution to the Mongol empire?

Two of Genghis Khans closest associates and best generals, Subutai and Jebe, were Tuvans. The majority of soldiers in the Mongol armies during westward campaigns were Turkic, except for the ones in the Chinese campaigns maybe. But any mention of the Turkic contribution to the empire provokes a lot of anger from nationalists on this sub. Why don't a lot of people want to acknowledge it? Turkic and Mongol history is very intertwined and it's difficult to imagine one without the other. The golden horde and Ilkhanate for example were for the most part ruled by Turkic people.
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2023.06.06 20:41 Ambassador-Hairy Terragen Excerptqq awash

"You understand the point of this trial?"
Grand Hierodule of the Theningan Commonality and his species representative in the Confederate Senate, Seven Sacred Rivers, stood on three legs above the representing the Terragen Sphere had brought. Surrounding him on raised desks, perches, water tanks and other containment units were representatives of the hundred different races of the entire Confederacy, all in varying states of disapproval or outright anger.
A Corvian and Par stood on the same perch, while a human and chim sat at a desk appropriate for their sizes. However, above them stood the largest sophont in the room. A Spermatisape, its exoskeletal-harness a thing of industrial strength in holding its multi-ton weight on four large mechanical legs directly beneath it. Around it a field of water flowed over its skin, while its many manipulator arms were all curled beneath its prodigious jaws.
The human spoke first, his graying reddish facial fur neatly cropped to give him fur on his cheek and upper lip that connected, but none underneath his chin. A bald head with small spots of brown contrasted oddly to Seven Sacred Rivers senses, graying fur with balding Spotty skin was associated with disease to his people, reminiscent to livestock brights they had faced in the ages before modernized medicine. "Yes. We understand that this is a farce. We are not subject to Confederate law, nor are you subject to ours." The human spoke calmly, reaching for a complimentary glass of water and draining it before setting it back down, a drone quickly detaching from a containment blister on the ceiling to refill the glass, and await on stand by.
"Moreover, while under Confederate law the Grykl Agglomeration may have performed a legal operation against illegal settlers, we had no knowledge that they even had a settlement claim on that planet. And that is STILL a poor excuse for orbital bombardment of a civilian colony." The Grykl Agglomeration's empty seat in the chambers spoke of the true reasoning for this trial aside from the matter of illegal settlements.
"That is only a portion of it Admiral Wallace. You proceeded to bombard that same planet until it was nothing but a molten husk with anti-matter bombs." A floating holoscreen appeared and portrayed footage of the aforementioned planets destruction, the once blue seas and varying colors of plant life gone. Antimatter bombs reducing the surface to a molten hell with the ignition of volcanism all over the planet.
"We did attempt diplomacy after this Senator Rivers, it can be shown on record that after this the Agglomeration officially declared war without your knowledge." The chim representative spoke up, a furred hand raised and pointed at the
The holoscreen once again changed, this time to varied video captures and pictures showing troops of multiple speeches fighting across planetary surfaces, stellar naval contingents fighting over planets or in barren space. A particularly noteworthy image that stayed up was the image of Grykl Hive Soldiers running from large sonic weapon equipped quadrupedal mechanical apparatuses being operated by Orcans. One of the Hive Soldiers were caught forever mid-still being blown apart by the offensive weaponry.
"This… was unconscionable. There are standards, regulations, RULES to warfare! The Terragen Sphere committed directly twenty two different types of warcrime repeatedly over the course of your war with the Agglomeration. A war we only discovered because of a sudden influx of refugees fleeing the "Hellworlders"."
Finally the views creepy changes to an image of deep purple and green homeworld of the Grykl, Tykrliki.
"This… this has never happened in the history of the Confederacy."
The Par representing gave a raucous caw before speaking clearly, in the Hierodules native language, instead of using a gifted translator as the others did. It was unnerving, hearing the squeaks, clicks and whines the avian performed nearly perfectly. Seven Sacred Rivers greatly wished the alien had chosen to use a translator rather than this unsettling form of communication.
"They had slaughtered an innocent colony from our own kinds homeworld Senator. Children, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters. Families, those seeking a new life. What they received was firey damnation."
The Par jumped down to the desk and took a drink from the cup that human had, before flying back up to her perch.
"The ancestors do not forget. They do not forgive unless justice is wrought. We did what you are about to see, despite pressure from others within the Sphere that it was enough to simply win the war."
The video played, and a world was broken in an instant so fast as to be nearly instant, reduced to three broken cinders.
"An… FTL bomb. You took, a ship's reactor core, and fired it at a planet directly from the edge of the solar system." The Hierodule grit his grinding oral plates, a singular twelve fingered manipulator reaching and gripping onto his desks edge, looking at them intently with four brilliant emerald eyes.
"You destroyed two habitable worlds, one of which was the homeworld of a member race that has been a Confederacy state for over [eight hundred years]!"
The Spermatisape spoke finally, a deep voice that echoed and vibrated the chamber with its native tongue, but translated into something almost musical in its tone. "Yes. However, even your laws state that while the destruction of a habitable world is punishable by reparations to member states for associated biological resource destruction, we are just that. We are a separate entity from you. Yes the Grykls treaties with you prevents internecine conflict, they chose the conflict with us, and because we were not members, did not have any sort of legality to drag others into a war over a settlement claim."
The colossal alien unfurled and raised a multi-tooled arm forwards.
"That occurred because of the debt incurred. They both attacked us, and declared war for no other reason than we were nearby and they did not want us as neighbors, the legitimacy of that may be recognized by your governments," the aliens multitool formed into a rough holo-projector that showed an alien world of green lands and blue oceans, with four moons around it, "but we are NOT a Confederacy member, nor are we a protectorate or associate state."
The projector broadcast the images of raining fleets of Grykl Hive Ships attacking colonies and resource transportation fleets. Several Grykl fleets may have been destroyed in the initial conflict that started it all, but even so, they had an Expanse of nearly a hundred stars and ancient resource stockpiles that had made this war an extremely tough nut for even the Hellworlders.
"That… is secondary to the true point of this assembly, delegates of the Terragen Sphere."
The speaker had been the member of the oldest species within the Confederacy, not the ancient Founders, but instead one of their associate states from that period, the last of those ancient empires. The Yol. They were seated on a small perch, not an avian race, but instead a small bipedal brachiator. They were covered in short fuzzy fur, with two tails that possessed small numerous tendrils that functioned as fingers. The lack of arms were noticeable, but complimented a small bulbous four eyed head on a long serpent like neck.
The Yol's delegate was their head of state, The Taehua Emperor, and the highest ranking member in the entirety of the Confederacy, having been the last of the Founding races from nearly seventy million standard Terran years. "The Terragen Sphere went to war. This is acceptable, even admirable that you would go and seek retribution for such a blatant slight." The entire assembly gave murmurs of surprise and even outrage, how could he agree?
"The usage of biological weaponry, your "uplifts", in war is punishable to nearly the fullest extent of our law, regardless of your association status." The Emperor's high pitched and crackling voice sounded over their collective earbuds across the assembly rotunda, bringing silence from the delegates. The Terragens stiffened.
"The last time this article was broken was nearly seventy million cycles ago, not long after the Great Assembly. The war with the Destroyers that slaughtered half the Founders and a dozen other species across the galaxy." Images of great ships that seemed to be formed of bone and metal, arranged into articulate shapes similar to that of great aquatic beasts. There were great carrier ships that seemed to resemble snakes strung through turtles, with powerful technological armaments all along their necks and backs, while their mechanical maws fired balls of superheated plasma.
More and more ship types, literal avian fighter craft, massive reptilian tanks, more and more that flashed across the screen until finally both the Par and the Corvian delegates started screeching at a specific image that came. Admiral Wallace's mouth was agape, his eyes wide in recognition of something.
The Senate many delegates were confused, the image they had stopped on was a graphic thay showed the geography of that races home planet, as well as the race themselves.
An upright ave-reptilian species, though they were horizontal in their gait, with a long tail thay held balance. They possessed blue and grey feather coloration, with yellow scales in the few places their dermis was exposed. In fact, looking at it, the creature somewhat resembled the Par and Corvian delegates, as if it were convergent evolution.
However, the attention of the council was drawn to the fervent ramblings of both as they suddenly flew up to and began examining the image intently, raucous screeching and caws coming from them, translated into the many races ears, "THE ANCESTORS! THEY CRY FOR JUSTICE NOW! THE ANCIENT ONES, THE DYNASTY WAS ENDED BY THEM!"
Admiral Wallace went pale as he looked at his associates, both the Chim and Spermatisape were agog just as he was as the realization he had come to. The Par and Corvians had come to develop an ancestor worship culture, based on the existence of their most ancient ancestors and relatives. The dinosaurs. And any slight to the ancestors and the "Dynasty of Kings", was met with retribution.
It was one of the many societal differences between Humanity and their children, most seemed to be diverging farther and farther from any human route and were becoming their own separate minds and people. And in this case, the mind was alien to a human.
Wallace was broken from his trance by the Grand Hierodule, "Exactly what are they speaking of Admiral?"
Wallace sighed, and pulled a holo-projector from his waist coat and put it on the desk, a representation of the planet Earth popped up into the assembled faces.
Silence came over them all. It is different now, obviously plate tectonics shift over time. There was no doubt however. This… this was the same planet as the Destroyers.
The Taehua Emperor looked in shock at what he saw, they had bombarded that world with asteroids and ended the last remnant populations of the Destroyers. It was known that the world fell in the Terragen Sphere, but it would never have supported enough life after to produce another sapient species!
The humans had never revealed the location of their homeworld, something that was odd at the time of their discovery, but now it took on an almost sinister meaning.
"We come to an impasse. The Confederacy now has legal claim to declare open war-"
"SILENT MURDERING WHELP!" The Corvian delegate shrieked and flew up to the stand of the Taehua Emperor, the bird nearly twice the diminutive sophonts own size.
It looked down at him, spreading its wings, on them were two clawed fingers.
"This! This is our pride, our great link to the ones you call Destroyers!" The assembly was now in open outrage, yelling, braying, honking, oscillating, and more, the Terragen Delegates yelling for him to get back here.
The Emperor was terrified, it was like looking at a beaked nightmare from the sky, one that could rip him to shreds with ease.
"WE DO NOT STAND FOR YOUR BLUSTER, WE OF THE FLOCK RENOUNCE THIS ASSEMBLY, YOU ARE NO LONGER WORTH EVEN TRADE! YOU ARE MURDERERS, THE ENDERS OF THE DYNASTY OF KINGS!" The Corvian jumped and flapped its wings once, the wind nearly causing the Emperor to fall from his own perch and suddenly flew upwards as fast as possible out of the assembly hall, the Par delegate screeching similar phrases. The Emperor pressed a small button on his desk shakily, hearts pounding in his chest.
Drones began dropping from the ceiling and surrounded the Terragens, all of them suddenly forming bristling weapons out of imported hardlight. "Under Section 8789-7656 B of the Confederacy Great Assembly Charter Accords, you are under arrest for biotechnological warfare and attempted violence on a head of state, remain seated until authorities arrive."
Admiral Wallace sat there with an almost blank look on his face, his fellow delegates the same. He looked up and asked one last question.
"Do you understand what this means for both our civilizations?" The Emperor did not answer, nor did any other delegate. They only waited for security.
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2023.06.06 20:34 IxPickle PangaeaEarth [Semi-vanilla] [PVP] {Towny} {SMP} {World Border} {1.19.4} {Discord}

`Have you ever wanted to build your caveman hometown in Minecraft? Build an empire? Manage relationships with other nations? Now you can do all of these things on our Pangaea rendition of our own planet Earth! This map uses real geographical data (images on google), to bring the most playable Pangaea map yet to Minecraft.
Towny
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Economy
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2023.06.06 20:34 IxPickle PangaeaEarth [Semi-vanilla] [PVP] {Towny} {SMP} {World Border} {1.19.4} {Discord}

`Have you ever wanted to build your caveman hometown in Minecraft? Build an empire? Manage relationships with other nations? Now you can do all of these things on our Pangaea rendition of our own planet Earth! This map uses real geographical data (images on google), to bring the most playable Pangaea map yet to Minecraft.
Towny
Will you claw your way to the top to become a global power? Will you spare mercy for your rivals? Or leave nothing but scorched earth? Or lay back and build your own little paradise? On PangaeaEarth, you have the opportunity to do either, we welcome and encourage all playstyles. You will also find building alliances with other towns will help you along the way.
Economy
Use our gold economy plugin to make some bank with /sell. You can further grow your economic success by creating ChestShops and selling your goods to others.
Fun
Brew your own alcohol with our Brewery plugin. You can also sit down anywhere you want with GSit (/sit). Tired of waiting for war to start? Now you don’t have to with our koth system. Join today and become the PangaeaEarth season 1.2..
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2023.06.06 20:33 IxPickle PangaeaEarth [Semi-vanilla] [PVP] {Towny} {SMP} {World Border} {1.19.4} {Discord}

`Have you ever wanted to build your caveman hometown in Minecraft? Build an empire? Manage relationships with other nations? Now you can do all of these things on our Pangaea rendition of our own planet Earth! This map uses real geographical data (images on google), to bring the most playable Pangaea map yet to Minecraft.
Towny
Will you claw your way to the top to become a global power? Will you spare mercy for your rivals? Or leave nothing but scorched earth? Or lay back and build your own little paradise? On PangaeaEarth, you have the opportunity to do either, we welcome and encourage all playstyles. You will also find building alliances with other towns will help you along the way.
Economy
Use our gold economy plugin to make some bank with /sell. You can further grow your economic success by creating ChestShops and selling your goods to others.
Fun
Brew your own alcohol with our Brewery plugin. You can also sit down anywhere you want with GSit (/sit). Tired of waiting for war to start? Now you don’t have to with our koth system. Join today and become the PangaeaEarth season 1.2..
Discord Link: https://discord.gg/cjas35nPrJ
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2023.06.06 20:33 IxPickle PangaeaEarth [Semi-vanilla] [PVP] {Towny} {SMP} {World Border} {1.19.4} {Discord}

`Have you ever wanted to build your caveman hometown in Minecraft? Build an empire? Manage relationships with other nations? Now you can do all of these things on our Pangaea rendition of our own planet Earth! This map uses real geographical data (images on google), to bring the most playable Pangaea map yet to Minecraft.
Towny
Will you claw your way to the top to become a global power? Will you spare mercy for your rivals? Or leave nothing but scorched earth? Or lay back and build your own little paradise? On PangaeaEarth, you have the opportunity to do either, we welcome and encourage all playstyles. You will also find building alliances with other towns will help you along the way.
Economy
Use our gold economy plugin to make some bank with /sell. You can further grow your economic success by creating ChestShops and selling your goods to others.
Fun
Brew your own alcohol with our Brewery plugin. You can also sit down anywhere you want with GSit (/sit). Tired of waiting for war to start? Now you don’t have to with our koth system. Join today and become the PangaeaEarth season 1.2..
Discord Link: https://discord.gg/cjas35nPrJ
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2023.06.06 20:32 IxPickle PangaeaEarth [Semi-vanilla] [PVP] {Towny} {SMP} {World Border} {1.19.4} {Discord}

`Have you ever wanted to build your caveman hometown in Minecraft? Build an empire? Manage relationships with other nations? Now you can do all of these things on our Pangaea rendition of our own planet Earth! This map uses real geographical data (images on google), to bring the most playable Pangaea map yet to Minecraft.
Towny
Will you claw your way to the top to become a global power? Will you spare mercy for your rivals? Or leave nothing but scorched earth? Or lay back and build your own little paradise? On PangaeaEarth, you have the opportunity to do either, we welcome and encourage all playstyles. You will also find building alliances with other towns will help you along the way.
Economy
Use our gold economy plugin to make some bank with /sell. You can further grow your economic success by creating ChestShops and selling your goods to others.
Fun
Brew your own alcohol with our Brewery plugin. You can also sit down anywhere you want with GSit (/sit). Tired of waiting for war to start? Now you don’t have to with our koth system. Join today and become the PangaeaEarth season 1.2..
Discord Link: https://discord.gg/cjas35nPrJ
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2023.06.06 20:31 Bitchtiddes Took me 200 hours to finally beat immortal holy shit

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2023.06.06 20:30 diggsfan14 Favorite Album by Letter (Z)

Favorite Album by Letter (Z)
Favorite album starting with Z
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2023.06.06 20:24 pjpeppercorn Which Caribbean itinerary?

Our family is looking to take a cruise March 2024. We’re limited by time but have found two that would work. Both are on RC. Which would you all prefer? We’ve never been to any of the ports.
7 night western Caribbean out of Tampa on enchantment of the seas Puerto costa maya Roatan Belize City Cozumel
9 night eastern out of Miami on Explorer of the seas. Puerto Plata Charlotte Amalie St Thomas St. John’s St. George Basseterre
Also feel free to make other suggestions. Our kids are elementary school age and we like beaches and adventures. Thanks!
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