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Nicki Minaj's Docuseries, Upcoming Era (?) & Reflecting on the 'Queen' Era.
2020.11.23 21:31 astralleix Nicki Minaj's Docuseries, Upcoming Era (?) & Reflecting on the 'Queen' Era.
Nicki Minaj's Docuseries, Upcoming Era (?) & Reflecting on the 'Queen' Era. As most well versed in the musical world; which is basically everyone here — 3 days ago, on the anniversary of Nicki Minaj's debut album Pink Friday, she announced that she has a 6 part docuseries coming to HBO Max. Nicki herself has said that it will give us a raw, unfiltered look into her personal life and her professional journey. After the well, disastrous 'Queen' Era, I'm very excited for this.
Starting off with the Queen Era. The entire rollout for this album, the singles, the delays and among everything else such as the drama with Cardi B, Queen Radio's rants and many other things ultimately sabotaged this era for Nicki. One of the main issues is the singles; the two first singles released for this era while being good music and very fun to listen to (still having re-play value now) were extremely poorly executed.
Chun Li & Barbie Tingz —
Both singles were released on April 12th, 2018. This itself is an issue, while I'm sure Nicki just wanted to feed her fans some quality music (which she did), it ultimately lead for the singles to flop by Nicki's standard. Both of the singles were released without a music video, and this majorly impacted the success of the singles. The music videos for these singles were released on May 4th, 2018. This was a 22 day gap between release and video, this was almost as if it was a self sabotage. Chun Li, the bigger hit of the two (peaking at #10 on the billboard hot 100) had major potential. This could have been like Nicki's LWYMMD moment, but her own. Peaking at #10 without a video while good; was completely worthless, because it had freefallen multiple spots and forgotten about by the GP. With video support, I definitely believe it could have peaked higher, or retained stability.
Barbie Tingz was a very fun single, reminded me of 2014 Nicki, but the video was lacklustre — so I didn't expect much from that single.
The Pushbacks & Many Other Issues —
Queen was pushed back many times, which was irritating and had some effect but albums have pushbacks, and I don't think this played into the album's success much. Something that was very annoying and just plain gross is how Spotify treated Nicki for not doing her radio show with them. Nicki chose to do her radio show with Apple, and in response, Spotify didn't promote her album on the platform. And upon Nicki calling them out, as well as republic records for not helping her fight back - republic didn't do anything, it's thought they didn't fight back as Ariana Grande was releasing her album Sweetener the following week, and they didn't want Spotify to treat Ariana the same the release of her album.
Queen being basically blackballed on Spotify for it's release week is not only disgusting, it's wrong. Spotify reminding listeners who are interested in Nicki and just listeners in general that her album has just dropped would have helped so much - but this is now something we can't change, and Spotify has been treating Nicki better by putting her in more large playlists that help boost her.
The New Era, Docuseries & More
As mentioned earlier, Nicki announced she has a docuseries with HBO Max coming out. I believe this is the start of her next era and next album. This era could be one of Nicki's largest eras to date, and her best. This docuseries can be an amazing way for her and her team to help the success of this era, she says that this will give us a raw, unfiltered look into her personal life — this will be good for multiple reasons, it will get more respect for her craft and effort she puts in and many other things.
Nicki Minaj’s 5th Studio Album: A Concept, An Era
The album will be a Rap album with influences of Pop & R&B elements. It will feature 16 tracks with 5-6 collaboration tracks.
The Lead Single & Docuseries:
The lead single will drop 2-3 weeks before the album release, the lead single should be a pop and rap track — it will include small singing like parts and the track will be well geared for the public. The docuseries should drop 5 days before the lead single, as the series is due to detail her personal life including her past abuses, her dramas and low points between 2018 and now it will be very good at swaying public opinion and getting people excited for Nicki’s lead single and album. Upon the lead singles release, it will impact radio stations throughout the USA & UK, and everywhere else. It will have play-listing support (Spotify adds it to their new releases and hits playlist which help songs perform well). The lead single will have 2-3 weeks to shine and be a hit before the album comes out. It will accompany a music video that has a shock factor and makes people watch it.
The Album Release:
The album will release 2-3 weeks after the lead single, allowing people to become excited for it. The album will be featured in Spotify playlists, promoted by Spotify and Apple notifying their users the new album has dropped. During the release week, Nicki will appear on tv shows and radio stations promoting her new album to the public - this will work especially well as lots of people are at home right now.
The Track list & Collaborations:
The Solo Tracks:
There will be 11 Solo Tracks, for 3/11 of these solo tracks Nicki can sing in her higher notes, not using her rapping skills and touching more into her gospel side detailing her past abuses and other issues. For 2/11 of the solo tracks Nicki will do feature her R&B side, giving a more contemporary R&B style with rapping and singing on the tracks. For 1/11 of the solo tracks Nicki will sing and rap with a more pop-rap, but with more rapping. This track would be the lead single of the album. For the rest of the 5 tracks they would be all rap based showcasing Nicki’s amazing lyricism and flow and rapping.
As for the lead single, I believe it should entail all of the issues and mistreatments Nicki has endured over the past 2 years, her dramas, the miscommunications and how she has survived it and come out on top of it - the song can be fun, but still show her brash side.
The Collaboration Tracks:
There will be 5-6 collaborations.
Collaboration 1: Beyoncé — This collaboration track would be an R&B track with pop influences - the subject matter would be about female power and dominance, with Nicki and Beyoncé asserting their power and showing other girls they can be powerful too and this would be a single on the album.
Collaboration 2: Kendrick Lamar — This collaboration track would be purely rap, with both rappers showing their lyricism and showing their skill. The subject matter can be about how they are both great rappers, and how other men hate Nicki for being a rapper that is a woman and dominates her male counterparts. This wouldn’t be a single on the album.
Collaboration 3: Ariana Grande — This collaboration will be pop and rap, with Ariana’s high vocal ability showing and Nicki being a powerful rapper throughout the album. The subject matter can be about their friendship, how they are powerful woman embracing her sex. This would be a single on the album.
Collaboration 4: Doja Cat & Megan Thee Stallion — The collaboration will be rapping, showcasing Nicki, Doja & Megan's rapping skills. The subject matter can be about anything. This would be a possible single on the album.
Collaboration 5: Drake — The collaboration will be rap based, showcasing Nicki and Drake’s powerful rapping duo and showing they are both great. The subject matter can be about how they rekindled their friendship. This would be a single on the album in the further future.
Collaboration 6: A Female Singer — The collaboration will not be the singer dominating, mostly as a backup singer but reinforcing Nicki. The song would be more gospel based and showcasing Nicki’s singing skills. This would not be a single. This could be someone such as Skylar Grey, Natasha Bedingfield, etc.
Honestly, I kinda just want The Pinkprint era, but modernized and made 10x better.
Sorry for this being such a long post, but this is my view on Nicki's docuseries, her upcoming era, and my own concepts.
Nicki also just posted on Instagram, while thanking her fans for her win on Best Female Hip-Hop Artist of the Year saying that there is stuff coming next year.
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- The ladies were promoted in online as well as offline "directories" to South Oriental males.
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2020.11.23 18:23 blueburnsorange7 My (22f) boyfriend (28m) is drifting away from me, and I don't know what to do
My(22f) boyfriend (28m) and I have been dating for four years and eleven months. We live in the midwest of the usa. I graduated from college this past summer and moved in with him officially in September. Due to covid, it has been hard for me to find a job. I haven't had any income since the beginning of may. Today he said he is ashamed of me because I don't have a job. I've accepted a position, but I haven't been able to start due to onboarding and having covid. I pay a few bills but I can't afford to pay half of rent. He constantly complains about this and has asked me to leave his house if I can't pay rent. This hurts my feelings for obvious reasons. I can't contribute as much money, but I do all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, and laundry without complaint. Lately, I also can't do anything without him complaining about me. If i get him a cup of water, he yells at me because its too full, too warm, etc. It is unbearable. It's like nothing I do makes him happy anymore. On top of yelling or complaing at me for everything, he has also started hitting me more. It doesn't usually hurt that bad, but I find it extremely disrespectful. I also feel overwhelmed because I'm expected to do everything. I don't feel like I can easily move at the moment, as I am extremely broke. My parents would accept me back home, but there really isn't space for me. They would try to make space though. He refuses to talk to me about the reasons why I'm unhappy, though I've told him why each thing upsets me at least once. I love him, but I don't know if I should keep pursuing this relationship if I'm the only one actively trying to make the other person happy. He is my first bf, but I feel like things shouldn't be like this in a relationship. Do you have any advice for mending my relationship? Or any advice for leaving one? I'm hoping things will get better after I get paid again, but I feel like people are supposed to love you for richer or poorer.
Tldr: my relationship is breaking down and he refuses to talk about these issues. I don't know if my relationship is worth saving. I need advice on how to mend my relationship and how to leave safely as well (I'm pretty broke).
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2020.11.23 16:50 jimmydog191919 An email I sent to the Taoiseach & Stephen Donnelly.
I am writing to you in regards to the issue of marijuana in Ireland.
The purpose of this email is to achieve open communication on the topic of marijuana in Ireland & to provide the public with educational information around medicinal & recreational use of cannabis.
Ireland maintains an old style, generalised ideology that marijuana is a harmful drug. Due to the uneducated misinformation the Irish nation is continuously provided with, this ideology won’t change.
The Irish people deserve to have correct & accurate information provided to them on all aspects of this matter. Given that RTÉ is owned by the government of Ireland, the power of government on this topic in Irish media is a crucial role in the destigmatisation & public eduction on the matter.
I would agree that drug misuse is very harmful to people’s health & wellbeing. However, a vast majority of Irish people don’t consider marijuana as a drug anymore. With the current widespread availability of online information, people have started to use their own initiative & have started thinking for themselves in relation to drug use. This is very positive for the people of Ireland.
I urge the government of Ireland to make data driven decisions based on global & national data provided on the topic of marijuana. Personally, I have spent the majority of the last 2 years traveling the USA for work related purposes & I have frequently used recreational marijuana which is now fully legal, or at the least decriminalized in major US states.
I would like to pinpoint key elements & the positive aspects that would be introduced if marijuana in Ireland was regulated & taxed correctly.
- A strong motivation for legalization would be the economical benefits that derive from the regulated & commercial availability of marijuana products.
- Increased tax revenues, job growth & investment opportunities are all powerful incentives to push for legalization.
- Marijuana maintains proven medical benefits for patients suffering from a host of ailments & diseases including (but not limited to) cancer, AIDS & glaucoma.
- Legalization would help to free up our defense forces, it would save harmless people from criminal convictions or prison sentences & it would also put a stop to the criminal assets that can otherwise be utilised & boost the economy of Ireland.
- Economical Benefits:
In 2019, Colorado, USA, collected more than $302million in taxes & fees on medical & recreational marijuana. Sales in the state of Colorado totaled over $1.7 billion. Sales in the USA were $12.2 billion in 2019 & are projected to increase to $31.1 billion by 2024 (source: Arcview Market Research & BDS Analytics). A report from the Colorado State University outlined that the legal cannabis industry had contributed more than $80.8 million to the local economy in 2017 primarily through taxes and other fees.
In California, another state which allows recreational & medical use, cannabis sales had a reported $411.3 million in excise tax, $98.9 million in cultivation tax & $335.1 million in sales tax. The dates in which these figures represent are from January 2018 - December 2019.
Introducing marijuana nurseries & dispensaries would not only create jobs, but also get the ball rolling for economic activity in the marijuana industry within the island of Ireland. Infrastructures like these already exist in US states like California, Nevada, Colorado etc. & the economic impact has become more quantifiable as the sector has matured.
These jobs would come from the quickly growing industry which would spring up across the nation. Workers would be needed to farm, process, distribute, and sell marijuana-based products. Further, there would be ample opportunities for secondary industries which were related to legal cannabis although not directly involved in its production and distribution. These might include software developers, financing services, construction companies, and many others.
There are hundreds of chemical compounds in cannabis, many of which are cannabinoids. Cannabinoids have been linked to providing relief of chronic pain due to their chemical makeup which is why cannabis’ by-product such as medical cannabis is commonly used for chronic pain relief (example: Alicia Maher, 36 year old woman from Cork has had to move to Spain so she can access medical marijuana. She has had operations on her throat, bleeding from her bowel & her large intestine burst. Her coccyx bone was also broken when she had surgery on her rectum & was forced to complete her masters degree in pain from her couch). https://www.newstalk.com/news/woman-suffering-horrendous-chronic-pain-moved-to-spain-to-access-medical-cannabis-1108733
Cannabis is linked to aiding your body in regulating insulin while managing caloric intake efficiently. This can play a major factor in tackling obesity. With its impact on insulin, it only makes sense that cannabis can help regulate and prevent diabetes. Research conducted by the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) has linked cannabis to stabilising blood sugars, lower blood pressure, and improved blood circulation. Other health benefits that cannabis is frequently used for are: PTSD, Anxiety, ADHD, ADD, Glaucoma, Cancer, Depression, Seizures, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Slows the Development of Alzheimers & also shows promise in Autism treatment.
- Criminal Convictions & Defense Forces:
Currently, under the misuse of drugs acts, anyone found in the possession of cannabis or cannabis resin is guilty of an offense. If the court decides that the drug was for personal use and not for sale or distribution and this was a first offence, it can impose a class D fine on summary conviction in a district court. On conviction on indictment, the defendant can be fined €2,500. For a second offence, a class D fine can be imposed on summary conviction. On conviction on indictment, a fine of €2,500 can be imposed. For a third or subsequent conviction, a class C fine can be imposed. If the court decides, a prison sentence of up to 12 months can also be imposed. On conviction on indictment, the court may decide on an appropriate fine, or a prison sentence of up to three years, or both.
The reform of these old laws is necessary for Ireland to get up to date with the modern world. At the very least, cannabis needs to be decriminalized in Ireland to prevent preposterous convictions, fines & jail time for people that are not criminals. Nobody should have to fear buying marijuana whether it be for medical or recreational purposes. However, this is the case for most people in Ireland. If I had the option of purchasing marijuana from an unknown source that could have grown marijuana with harmful chemicals, or purchasing legal marijuana that was taxed appropriately, I would much rather spend my money on the legalized & taxed product that will be re-invested into my country. Which option would you choose?
Finally, with the current Covid-19 pandemic, the economy is inevitably going to take a hit & result in some form of economic downturn. The legalization of marijuana would greatly improve the economy of Ireland & would also greatly reduce the risk of severe economic downturn. The government should make the correct decisions in regards to regulating & commercialising the product. Nobody wants to buy unregulated & untested cannabis that could have potentially harmful effects due to chemicals & growth hormones that can be added to plants. People are going to consume this product regardless of current laws. Most people consume cannabis within the safety of their own home. Why not make the product itself safe to use & capitalise from it instead of allowing criminals to continuously sell potentially harmful products to kids, students & the public who choose to consume cannabis?
Thanks in advance & I would appreciate a response on this matter.
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[REQ] ($900) (#Austin, Texas, USA) (Cash App, PayPal, Venmo) (Repay $1,410 by 10/1)
Post contents So my last post on this was a little ambiguous, and for that I’m sorry.
I was just currently laid off, mid pay period, due to covid complications with the business (I was the new guy, sucks but it happens). I do have unemployment but I exhausted it...I am currently in the middle of waiting on new benefits to be approved (they are going to be, it just takes me being late to a point that I personally don’t like).
I currently do have an ACTIVE and open loan with someone, who can’t post in the main sub. I have ONE payment, of $470 remaining on that loan, that is due tomorrow...I will use that to repay that individual the remaining. I have been communicative and honest with them about my job situation and everything that is going on.
It does, however, look like I have an open loan with u/nyrmessier11 but his loans have been paid off, they’re awaiting him to mark them as complete (if you’re out there, please mark them as complete u/nyrmessier11 it would help a lot). I have messaged moderators about this, waiting on their response(s), and I do have valid proof of PayPal statements that these loans have been paid, in full.
The remainder of the money is to hold me over with gas, groceries, and other miscellaneous items while I’m awaiting the decision on my unemployment benefits! Any and all help/attention is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
As far as the repayment structure goes (please be flexible as I wait for Texas to tell me I’m getting unemployment again), for NOW I’m thinking:
3 payments of $470, ending on October 1, 2020 (9/16, 9/30, 10/1), but I’m open to talk and discuss anything else. Thanks again guys!
I do have proof for everything stated as I know this is a weird story!
Edit: Autocorrect mishap, changed ‘messages’ to ‘messaged’ Also removed an erroneous date (again, dates are able to be talked about!)
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2020.11.23 13:29 theLastSignofHour Identification of the Problem First
I would like to talk to you guys in detail about my story, and how Allah SWT brought me out of this problem. How i've been in this for years and what happened and what canged my life. How i found a way out and how i managed to stay away from it.
But before going into personal details, i would like to bring attention to the fact that how solving a problem was easier, when i recognized the problem accurately.
And if we can identify and define it precisely, then it becomes lot more easier to fight it.
Today is my first post and i would clear it that what we are fighting is the greatest trial on the planet called Earth.
Since Adam AS the problem is this magnitude has not occured.
And you would agree with me when i'm completely done.
This what we are fighting is DAJJAL. what Prophet SAW has mentioned 1400 years ago.
This is DAJJAL. And it will be proven from each and every hadith.
To begin with, American Influence over the world, the problems it created, the filthy industries it promoted, the great turmoil it created in the middle east.....all of it has been summarized as DAJJAL.
Go through the following please
""Emergence of Dajjal
The greatest war, the conquest of Constantinople and the coming forth of Dajjal will take place within a period of seven months. (https://sunnah.com/abudawud/39
, hadith no 4295) The Greatest war in the middle east region in this age of technological advancement is the Gulf war of 1990-91 and is famously known as “Operation Desert Storm
” or “The Mother of all Battles” http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/17/newsid_2530000/2530375.stm
In another hadith, the conquest of Constantinople has also been said as the conquest of a city. So, it was indeed the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq that had been prophecised as the conquest of Constantinople. After the conquest of Kuwait, Dajjal along with about 30 nations of the world, rose against one country – Iraq. All the three events took place within a period of seven months i.e., 2 August 1990– 28 February 1991. (https://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/03/world/the-iraqi-invasion-in-two-arab-capitals-gunfire-and-fear-victory-and-cheers.html
Conquest of a city
In the above hadith, where the conquest of Constantinople has been talked about and that the same also been said as the conquest of a city in a Hadith of Sahih Muslim which continues to describe the detail of the invasion is as under: Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Apostle (may peace he upon him) saying:
You have heard about a city, one side of which is on land and the other is in the sea (Constantinople). They said: Allah’s Messenger, yes. Thereupon he said: The Last Hour would not come unless seventy thousand persons from Bani lshaq would attack it. When they would land there, they will neither fight with weapons nor would shower arrows but would only say: “There is no god but Allah and Allah is the Greatest,” and one side of it would fall. Thaur (one of the narrators) said: I think that he said: The part by the side of the ocean. Then they would say for the second time: “There is no god but Allah and Allah is the Greatest” and the second side would also fall, and they would say: “There is no god but Allah and Allah is the Greatest,” and the gates would be opened for them and they would enter therein and, they would be collecting spoils of war and distributing them amongst themselves when a noise would be heard saying: Verily, Dajjal has come. And thus they would leave everything there and go back.
Kuwait is a city surrounded one side by the land and the other by a sea (Persian Gulf)(http://countrystudies.us/persian-gulf-states/18.htm
). Republican Guards (Army of Iraq), nearly 140,000 were deployed on the Iraq-Kuwait border. Before crossing the border, no arms or ammunition were used. The Army of Kuwait fled from the border following which the Republican Guards freely entered into Kuwait without having used any arms but kept shouting “La Ilaha il lallah” or “Allah-o- Akbar”. Within 24 hours, they captured the whole Kuwait. The very same day, they heard that the US army began to move towards Saudi Arabia. Nearly after seven months of the US army movement towards Saudi Arabia, the Iraqi forces returned to their Homeland from Kuwait. “The Great Battle” and the major events that happened during these seven months has been prophecised in another hadith of Sahih Muslim.
Next post to elaborate on other hadiths that prove that USA is DAJJAL........
And After problem identification, Solution follows. !..
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[REQ] ($500) - (#Nashville, Tennessee, USA) (repay $600 September 25) (Venmo, Cash app)
Post contents Recently I had to drain savings to replace the air conditioner in my vehicle, then I immediately turned around and made an extra accidental payment on said vehicle. During any other year, this would be a tight couple weeks but just fine because I’d be getting overtime, but because of the way the world is right now, this mistake was crippling.
I should be able to make a full repayment plus interest earlier, but I made the date out further to allow myself some breathing room.
I have pay stubs, bank verifications, active social media’s and any other type of evidence you would need to see that I’m a very normal person who’s in a tight spot. Thanks in advance for the help you can give.
EDIT: I am willing to go higher on the interest and to increase frequency of repayments to weekly if it will help in someone giving me a chance.
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2020.11.23 05:42 Yakhov Qanon is a Massively Multi-Player High-Control Group
Not exactly breaking news, but this a deep dive into at the origins of Qanon and the characteristics it shares with other Destructive Cult Structures seen in High-Control Groups like NXIVM. The difference being Qanon's use of social media to build a Qarmy of millions, enough to tip an election and alter the political landscape of the USA forever. https://www.ft.com/video/372cac40-0f6f-498b-8c19-7b635142296e?playlist-name=editors-picks&playlist-offset=4
Characteristics of High-Control and Cult Groups:
- There is opposition to critical thought…the initiate is told to do their research and given bias confirming info
- And self-doubt is encouraged.Trust the plan, Fake news, Believe me
- Magical thinking is prevalentThe storm is coming, mass arrests, decipher Q drops, follow the white rabbit
- And leaders claim to have special insight and supreme knowledge.
- The leadership is authoritarian, charismatic and narcissistic
- And leaders are not accountable to other authorities.
- There are draconian and intrusive rules for members Get red pilled
- But the leaders are above the law.
- The flow of information is subject to censorship and control… Limited Q engagement, sporadic coms
- And the group as a whole is elitist, with an elite ‘inner circle’ at its core.
- Threats are made against members who leave
- And outsiders or outsider groups are slandered and vilified.
- Members become increasingly isolated from former companions
- And group identity takes precedence over (or replaces) individual identity.
- The group performs secret rites and rituals
- And in general, their events involve mind-altering practices.
- Members frequently experience feelings of shame, guilt, fear and dread
- And show zealous commitment, loyalty and dependence upon their leaders.
- Groups have a preoccupation with new members and proselytizing
- They target the vulnerable with ‘love-bombing’ and idealistic goals.
- There is evidence of economic or financial exploitation…
- And of punitive punishment, even physical abuse.
- There is evidence of sexual exploitation
- And women, especially, are tightly controlled.
- Deception is normalized, and the ends always justify the means.
- The group is focused on a living leader to whom members seem to display excessively zealous, unquestioning commitment.
- The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members.
- The group is preoccupied with making money.
- Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished.
- Mind-numbing techniques (such as meditation, chanting, speaking in tongues, denunciation sessions, debilitating work routines) are used to suppress doubts about the group and its leader(s).
- The leadership dictates sometimes in great detail how members should think, act, and feel (for example: members must get permission from leaders to date, change jobs, get married; leaders may prescribe what types of clothes to wear, where to live, how to discipline children, and so forth).
- The group is elitist, claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s), and members (for example: the leader is considered the Messiah or an avatar; the group and/or the leader has a special mission to save humanity).
- The group has a polarized us- versus-them mentality, which causes conflict with the wider society.
- The group's leader is not accountable to any authorities (as are, for example, military commanders and ministers, priests, monks, and rabbis of mainstream denominations).
- The group teaches or implies that its supposedly exalted ends justify means that members would have considered unethical before joining the group (for example: collecting money for bogus charities).
- The leadership induces guilt feelings in members in order to control them.
- Members' subservience to the group causes them to cut ties with family and friends, and to give up personal goals and activities that were of interest before joining the group.
- Members are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group.
- Members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members.
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2020.11.23 05:41 Bee_1358 Struggling to decide if I want to leave my husband
I'm [F] struggling to decide if I want to leave my husband. I’m not from USA so please forgive me if I don't format things correctly and my english too.
Okay so, “brief” background
We got married almost 3 years ago. We dated for 3 years with me coming to the USA when I was off college in my country. One time I came and my heart broke because my friend is practically the person who introduced me to my now husband showed me a picture of him kissing a girl on a bar. [I know you probably will say that why I didn’t leave him right there]. Is pretty easy to say but in my case I have practically no family back home. So when that happened I coudln’t hold it even tho she asked me to be quiet about it. And we fight that night. I honestly didn’t know what to do!!!
Anyways, he didn’t even apologized anything. He was just mad about that he got cought i guess. I know y’all probably going to say that all this is happening because I let it happened and your probably right about it.
Time pass by I went back to my school in my country and the process for my fiancé visa started. For all that I started feeling that my love for him wasn’t the same. The respect. Everything change. I come from a country where is a lot of danger and I've been robbed a few times there that I was desperate to come to USA and be “safe” All that honestly was traumatic to me.
During that time I was there after finding out about him cheating on me. I met somebody there and I felt like a new person it was so different. I felt like I fall in love with but I never had the courage to tell him what I was going thru.
The hard part is my whole life I’m been battling with low self love and because I don’t have a family who can support me at all is been even more hard for me to make a decision to leave and come back to my country. I did what I can to graduate and be a better person, I work hard here but now I’m just at the point where I just feel lost.
The day of my wedding. It was a pretty small ceremony. My brother in law was separated from his 8yrs GF and that night we were talking with him, other friend, my husband & me about it. And out of nowhere he started showing us naked pics of Exgf and I got so mad because I tought that was so disrespectful I got up my chair and left and went to my hotel room atm so my husband came back and start telling me that why I did that and that his brother was heart broke and bla bla. Instead of asking me to forgive his brother or something. I cried all night. The night of my wedding. I knew I was making the biggest mistake in my life.
I'm not sure what advice I'm even looking for at this moment, I just know now we barely sleep at the same time in our bed. We don’t def have sex. And everytime we do it is like a torment to me he doesn’t kiss me at all. Not even when we do it. It just feel awful. Is the most cold/simply sex I ever had. I ended uo crying in the bathroom the few times it happens.
At this poing I just don’t know what to do. I don’t have nobody who can support me here. I don’t know if I’m capable to have a divorce. I don’t have friends because I just got to work and thats it. He sometimes tell me that I look fat when I’m even underweight. I’m crying while writing this post. Is so hard. I’m half here and half going back to my country and never comesback. I apologize for the long post. Part of this is a vent and I just needed to get it out of my chest. I appreciate any advice. Thank you for reading!
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2020.11.23 03:56 anon_95869123 Building computer for independent bioinformatics work to make ends meet during school
What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
I am graduate student involved in computationally heavy biological research such as analyzing scRNAseq, mass cytometry, metabolomic datasets, and dabbling in structural biology. I currently do my work on a Microsoft Surface 3, so many tasks take a very long time (or are completely unreasonable to run). My projects are currently include private work, finishing a project with an old lab, feeling out labs to rotate in, and personal projects for interest. For that reason it is not practical for me to use an institutional core remotely, and I want the freedom to run analyses multiple times to learn the nuances of the tools I'm using (which makes cloud computing impractical from a cost standpoint). With all that being said, I am looking to build a computer that can run my python/R scripts quickly, and more intensive tasks (generally in command line) like aligning scRNAseq data in hours to <2 days, instead of an intractable length of time.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Everything. Tower, CPU, GPU, Memory, monitors, keyboard, cooler, power source, the works.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Down the line, if at all.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Open to suggestions.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Nope, happy to save money here.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
No, running linux.
Extra info or particulars:
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2020.11.23 02:04 Das_Maechtig_Fuehrer Silly question, but where can I find or have a higher chance of finding an overweight single middle aged or older white man to date? (more info in post)
More clarification, I tried a lot of "Traditional" dating sites and they're mostly populated with "people under 40", guys who want to cheat on their wives, or they have insanely high paywalls. I do not want to be a sugar baby, or be someone's 'other woman', or a homewrecker. I want to find a man like this bc I am very attracted to that type of body + age archetype. I wouldn't call it a fetish, I'd call it a strong preference. Just something about that combo sends my heart fluttering. Another barrier to meeting people (besides the 'rona) is the fact that most guys (or maybe I just think so) would feel weird/creepy/etc about dating someone like me bc I am a slender to curvy 25 year old Asian woman and they might garner some weird looks. But I also want to avoid the type of person where I'll be just a fetish object to them. I want to have a relationship where we eventually get married or have some type of long term monogamous commitment. I'm just kind of weirdly lost about how to find that type of person. I live in New England, USA if that matters.
Also please don't suggest OkCupid, I have had many bad experiences on that site.
Thank you for reading this, and if you yourself fit that bill and are interested PM me. :D
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2020.11.22 20:04 Emeraldpanda168 Every Regular Show Episode Ranked Worst to best
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2020.11.22 16:36 Enshag Evidence for Ritual Abuse
Ritual Abuse List of Ritual Abuse references http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/ http://ritualabusearticles.wordpress.com/category/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence/
Proof That Ritual Abuse Exists
Ritual abuse exists all over the world. There have been reports, journal articles, web pages and criminal convictions of these horrific crimes against children and adults.
(This page also has day care and other child abuse cases at the bottom.)
What is Ritual Abuse? Web pages proving the existence of ritual abuse:
“…is methodical abuse, often using indoctrination, aimed at breaking the will of another human being. In a 1989 report, the Ritual Abuse Task Force of the L.A. County Commission for Women defined ritual abuse as: “Ritual Abuse usually involves repeated abuse over an extended period of time. The physical abuse is severe, sometimes including torture and killing. The sexual abuse is usually painful,humiliating, intended as a means of gaining dominance over the victim.The psychological abuse is devastating and involves the use of ritual indoctrination. It includes mind control techniques which convey to the victim a profound terror of the cult members …most victims are in a state of terror, mind control and dissociation” (Pg. 35-36) “Safe Passage to Healing”, by Chrystine Oksana, 1994, HarperCollins, which is an excellent source for survivor and co-survivors on the topic, though there is a newer edition out by iuniverse.com (2001)
List of legal cases:
Believe the children (1997). “Conviction List: Ritual Child Abuse”. http://ra-info.org/faqs/ra-convictions/
Noblitt, PhD, J. R. – An Empirical Look at the Ritual Abuse Controversy (2007) http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/an-empirical-look-at-the-ritual-abuse-controversy-randy-noblitt-phd/
Ritual Abuse Bibliography http://ra-info.org/for-researchers/bibliographies/ritual-abuse-primary-and-secondary-source-books/
Ritual Abuse Statistics & Research http://web.archive.org/web/20071210161357/http://home.mchsi.com/~ftio/ra-stats.htm
Searchable releases on satanic ritual abuse http://groups.yahoo.com/group/psnews/
Frequently Asked Questions about Ritual Abuse and Mind Control https://survivorship.org/frequently-ask-questions/
Satanic Ritual Abuse: The Evidence Surfaces By Daniel Ryder, CCDC, LSW http://web.archive.org/web/20080125051057/http://home.mchsi.com/~ftio/ra-evidence-surfaces.htm
2008 Publications on Ritual Abuse and Mind Control http://endritualabuse.org/publications-on-ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-in-2008/
Lacter, E (2008-02-11). “Brief Synopsis of the Literature on the Existence of Ritualistic Abuse”. http://endritualabuse.org/brief-synopsis-of-the-literature-on-the-existence-of-ritualistic-abuse/
Information on Ellen Lacter and Her Research https://ritualabuse.us/smart/ellen-lacte
Information on Valerie Sinason and Her Research https://ritualabuse.us/smart/valerie-sinason/
Information on Randy Noblitt and His Research https://ritualabuse.us/smart/randy-noblitt/
Ritual abuse diagnosis research – excerpt from a chapter in: Lacter, E. & Lehman, K. (2008).Guidelines to Differential Diagnosis between Schizophrenia and Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress. In J.R. Noblitt & P. Perskin(Eds.), Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, pp. 85-154. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers. quotes: A second study revealed that these results were unrelated to patients’ degree of media and hospital milieu exposure to the subject of Satanic ritual abuse. “In fact, less media exposure was associated with production of more Satanic content in patients reporting ritual abuse, evidence that reports of ritual abuse are not primarily the product of exposure contagion.” Responses are consistent with the devastating and pervasive abuse these victims have experienced, so often including immediate family members. http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/ritual-abuse-diagnosis-research-2/
Bottoms, Shaver and Goodman in their 1993 study to evaluate ritual abuse claims found that in 2,292 alleged ritual abuse cases, 15% of the perpetrators in adult cases and 30% of the perpetrators in child cases confessed to the abuse. Data from Brown, Scheflin and Hammond (1998).”Memory, Trauma Treatment, And the Law” (W. W. Norton) ISBN 0-393-70254-5 (p.62) Bottoms, B. Shaver, P. & Goodman, G. (1993) Profile of ritual abuse and religion related abuse allegations in the United States. Updated findings provided via personal communication from B. Bottoms. Cited in K.C. Faller (1994), Ritual Abuse; A Review of the research. The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Advisor , 7, 1, 19-27
On Page 170 (first edition), of Cult and Ritual Abuse – Noblitt and Perskin (Praeger, 1995) states “One of the best sources of evaluative research on ritual abuse is the article “Ritual Abuse: A Review of Research” by Kathleen Coulborn Faller (1994)….in a survey of 2,709 members of the American Psychological Association, it was found that 30 percent of these professionals had seen cases of ritual or religion-related abuse (Bottoms, Shaver & Goodman, 1991). Of those psychologists who have seen cases of ritual abuse, 93 percent believed that the reported harm took place and 93 percent believed that the alleged ritualism occurred. This is a remarkable finding. Mental health professionals are known to be divergent in their thinking and frequently do not agree with one another regarding questions of the diagnosis and etiology of psychiatric problems…this level of concurrence in a large national sample of psychologists…would be impressive….the similar research of Nancy Perry (1992) which further supports (the previous findings)…Perry also conducted a national survey of therapists who work with clients with dissociative disorders and she found that 88 percent of the 1,185 respondents indicated”belief in ritual abuse, involving mind control and programming” (p.3).” Journal of Psychology and Theology – Satanic Ritual Abuse: The Current State of Knowledge
Satanic Ritual Abuse: A Question of Memory http://journals.biola.edu/jpt/volumes/22/issues/3/articles/167
…Leading memory researchers such as Dr. Bessel van der Kolk of Harvard Medical School maintain that traumatic memories, which typically are engraved in the sensorimotor processes, are not subject to the same kinds of contamination that can affect normal memory. Traumatic amnesia, described in the dsm-iii-r as psychogenic amnesia, is a phenomenon which has been known to mental health professionals for more than 100 years. The clinically observed characteristics of traumatic memory formation and retrieval match precisely the patterns of memory recovery exhibited by sra survivors, and strongly confirm the reality of their cult abuse. Author D. McCulley Pages 167 – 172 http://journals.biola.edu/ Adults who report childhood ritualistic abuse
. By: Cozolino, L.J.; Shaffer, R.E. Volume 20, Issue 3 Fall 1992 Therapists are finding an increasing number of patients uncovering memories of ritualistic forms of abuse from childhood. To gain a fuller understanding of this phenomenon, twenty outpatients reporting memories of ritualistic abuse were interviewed. Questions focused on the nature of the abuse and its perceived impact on interpersonal, occupational, and spiritual development. Reasons for entering psychotherapy as well as the nature and course of treatment were also discussed. Subjects entered therapy with similar psychological complaints. Reported psychiatric sequelae included dissociative, affective, somatization, and eating disorders. Abuse experiences were reported to have affected every aspect of their adult functioning. Subjects began therapy with little or no knowledge of the phenomenon of ritualistic abuse, and only one patient reported vague memories of ritualistic abuse before entering therapy. Reports from this sample reflect striking convergence among subjects and with data from previous research and clinical reports. A composite clinical case study is presented based on these data. excerpts from the article:
“Skeptics question the legitimacy of these reports,but many factors point to the reality of the phenomenon of ritualistic abuse. First of all, the degree of consistency between reports of individuals from different parts of the country is very high. The fact that children as young as 2 and 3 report ritualistic abuse experiences that mirror those reported by adult victims is especially striking in light of the fact that young children do not have access to the kind of printed information that might conceivably allow an older person to fabricate such experiences (Gould, 1987)
. Second, experiences of ritualistic abuse reported by victims of all ages are virtually identical to written historical accounts of Satan worship and the like (Hill & Goodwin, 1989; Russell, 1972), findings that substantiate our present-day understanding of Satanism and ritualistic abuse as intragenerational phenomenon. Third, the symptoms from which individuals reporting histories of ritualistic abuse tend to suffer are consistent with our current understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder and the dissociative disorders. The progression in which ritualistic abuse survivors respond to psychotherapy places these victims squarely within the category of individual who have suffered real-not imagined-trauma. That is, when memories of the dissociated traumatic event have been fully surfaced into conscious awareness and re-associated in all their aspects, the often extremely debilitating symptoms from which the individual has suffered abate dramatically and over the course of treatment frequently disappear altogether (Ray & Reagor, 1991). Comments on study: Shaffer and Cozolino (1992) interviewed 19 women and one man who reported types and aftereffects of ritualistic abuse consistent with those reported by Young et al. All subjects reported witnessing the murder of animals, infants, children and/or adults. All reported suicidal ideation and half reported suicide attempts. The majority reported severe and sadistic forms of abuse by multiple perpetrators. Some reported continued recontact/revictimization into their adult years. describes crimes
Journal of Psychology and Theology – Satanic Ritual Abuse: The Current State of Knowledge Gould, C., & Cozolino, L. (1992). Ritual abuse, multiplicity, and mind control
. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 20, 194-196. As a result of the psychologically intolerable nature of their early childhood experiences, victims of ritual abuse frequently develop multiple personality disorder (MPD)
. Therapists who treat these victims often assume that all MPD stems from a system of spontaneously created defenses against overwhelming trauma. As a result, these therapists tend to focus on treating the post-traumatic stress elements of the disorder and on integrating alter personalities. Recent experience with victims of ritual abuse suggests the presence of “cult-created” multiplicity, in which the cult deliberately creates alter personalities to serve its purposes, often outside of the awareness of the victim’s host personality. Each cult-created alter is programmed to serve a particular cult function such as maintaining contact with the cult, reporting information to the cult, self-injuring if cult injunctions are broken, and disrupting the therapeutic process that could lead to the individual breaking free of the cult. A majority of ritual abuse victims in psychotherapy may maintain cult contact unbeknownst to either the host personality or the treating therapist. Selected quotes:
“Ritual abuse is conducted on behalf of a cult whose purpose is to establish mind control over the victims. Thus, these perpetrators have a conscious motive for the abuse beyond compulsively repeating their own childhood abuse in an effort to gain mastery over the original trauma. Most victims state that they were ritually abused as part of satanic worship, for the purpose of indoctrinating them into satanic beliefs (Los Angeles County Commission for Women, 1989). Mind control is originally established when the victim is a child under 6 years old. During this formative stage of development, perpetrating cult members systematically combine dissociation enhancing drugs, pain, sexual assault, terror, and other forms of psychological abuse in such a way that the child dissociates the intolerable traumatic experience. The part of the child that has been split off to handle the overwhelming trauma is maximally open to suggestion as the abuse is occurring. The cult perpetrators exploit the vulnerability of the child who is being tortured by directing the child to create a new personality who is to answer to a particular name as well as to other specific cues. During the abuse, the newly formed alter personality is imbued with particular qualities and functions by the cult programmer. Alter personalities which are structured by the ritually abusing cult in this fashion are created to serve particular cult functions. These functions usually lie outside of the awareness of the core (or host) personality. Such cult functions typically include, but are not limited to, maintaining contact with the cult, reporting information to the cult, self-injuring if the cult injunctions are broken, and disrupting the therapeutic process that could lead to the individual breaking free of the cult (Neswald, 1991). Ritualistic child abuse, psychopathology, and evil.
By: Cozolino, L.J. – Journal of Psychology and Theology Volume 18, Issue 3 Fall 1990 p.218 Ritualistic abuse is an extreme form of psychological, physical, and sexual maltreatment of children in the context of “religious” ceremony. The clinical presentation of the victims of such abuse is complex and raises many issues related in the diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology as well as the importance of spiritual counseling. The acknowledgment of belief systems so repugnant to the Judeo-Christian world view and the addressing of our own negative emotional reactions to the reality of ritualistic abuse are important first steps in responding to these issues. The phenomenon of ritualistic child abuse forces us to consider the relationship between theological notions of evil and psychological concepts of psychopathology. This article addresses the phenomenon of ritualistic child abuse, the psychological sequelae of victimization, and possible motivations for this form of abuse. Psychological sequelae in adult females reporting childhood ritualistic abuse Kathy J. Lawrence, Louis Cozolino and David W. Foy – Child Abuse & Neglect Volume 19, Issue 8, August 1995, Pages 975-984 doi:10.1016/0145-2134(95)00059-H Abstract: The present study sought to increase current scientific knowledge about the controversial issue of subjectively reported childhood ritualistic abuse by addressing several key unresolved issues. In particular, the possibility that those reporting ritualistic abuse may be characterized primarily by the severity of their abuse histories or the severity of their present psychological symptoms, rather than the veridicality of the ritualistic events, was explored. Adult female outpatients reporting childhood sexual abuse with ritualistic features were compared with a second group of women who reported childhood sexual abuse without ritualism. Measures included characteristics of childhood sexual and physical abuse, current posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnostic status and symptom severity, and severity of current dissociative experiences. Women reporting ritualistic features scored significantly higher on measures of childhood sexual and physical abuse. Neither PTSD diagnostic status nor severity for PTSD nor dissociative experiences were significantly different between the groups. While preliminary in nature, these results suggest that it may be helpful to conceptualize reported childhood ritualistic abuse as indicative of the need to assess carefully for severe abuse and its predictable sequelae within existing traumatic victimization conceptual frameworks. http://www.nctsnet.org/nctsn_assets/Articles/115.pdf Why Cults Terrorize and Kill Children
– LLOYD DEMAUSE The Journal of Psychohistory 21 (4) 1994 describes graphic crimes of abuse “Cult abuse is increasing, only that-as with the increase in all child abuse reports-we have become more open to hearing them. But it seemed unlikely that the surge of cult memories could all be made up by patients or implanted by therapists. Therapists are a timid group at best, and the notion that they suddenly begin implanting false memories in tens of thousands of their clients for no apparent reason strained credulity. Certainly no one has presented a shred of evidence for massive “false memory” implantations.” http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/why-cults-terrorize-and-kill-children-lloyd-demause-the-journal-of-psychohistory/ The Dark Tunnels of McMartin
– Dr. Roland C. Summit The opportunity came in April, 1990 with permission from the new owner of the preschool to search for the tunnels before he demolished the building and redeveloped the property. These soiled but solid citizens managed to find what the district attorney had disclaimed: solid, scientific evidence that someone had not only dug tunnels under the preschool, but also had taken the trouble to try to undo them. The results of this definitive excavation are described in meticulous detail in the 185 page Report of the Archaeological Excavation of the McMartin Preschool Site by E. Gary Stickel, Ph.D., the UCLA archaeologist commissioned to do the study….Dr. Stickel’s report (p.95) concludes: There is no other scenario that fits all of the facts except that the feature was indeed a tunnel. The date of the construction and use of the tunnel was not absolutely established, but an assessment of seven factors of data all indicate that it was probably constructed, used and completely filled back in after 1966 (the construction date of the preschool). This age assessment has also been corroborated by the consulting Geologist for the project, Dr. Don Michael. http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/the-dark-tunnels-of-mcmartin-dr-roland-c-summit-journal-of-psychohistory/ Common Programs Observed in Survivors of Satanic Ritualistic Abuse
describes crimes of abuse and programming techniques Increasingly, cases of Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) and Satanic Ritualistic Abuse (SRA) are being reported in the psychotherapeutic community. Though controversy concerning authenticity remains, such cases are slowly gaining in acceptability as a genuine social and psychopathological phenomenon. Concurrently, the etiological underpinnings and treatment demands of these special patients are being unraveled and understood as never before. As a result, it is becoming increasingly clear that perhaps the most demanding treatment aspects of such cases concern the problems posed by what is known as “cult programming.” http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/common-programs-observed-in-survivors-of-satanic-ritualistic-abuse/ Report of the Ritual Abuse Task Force – Los Angeles County Commission for Women
Ritual abuse is a brutal form of abuse of children, adolescents, and adults, consisting of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, and involving the use of rituals. Ritual does not necessarily mean satanic. However, most survivors state that they were ritually abused as part of satanic worship for the purpose of indoctrinating them into satanic beliefs and practices. Ritual abuse rarely consists of a single episode. It usually involves repeated abuse over an extended period of time….Mind control is the cornerstone of ritual abuse, the key element in the subjugation and silencing of its victims. Victims of ritual abuse are subjected to a rigorously applied system of mind control designed to rob them of their sense of free will and to impose upon them the will of the cult and its leaders. Most often these ritually abusive cults are motivated by a satanic belief system [only on the surface.] The mind control is achieved through an elaborate system of brainwashing, programming, indoctrination, hypnosis, and the use of various mind-altering drugs. The purpose of the mind control is to compel ritual abuse victims to keep the secret of their abuse, to conform to the beliefs and behaviors of the cult, and to become functioning members who serve the cult by carrying out the directives of its leaders without being detected within society at large. http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/report-of-the-ritual-abuse-task-force-los-angeles-county-commission-for-women/ Believing Rachel
JEANNE HILL The Journal of Psychohistory 24 (2) Fall 1996 describes graphic crimes of abuse Rachel’s story is one of suffering, courage and hope. As a young child she was the victim of unspeakable crimes, but because she received therapy and the support of a loving family, she has emerged intact. I hope that parents of other abused children will be reassured by our story. When I look at the strong, confident young woman my daughter is becoming, I know that believing Rachel was the right thing to do. Believing Rachel made her whole. http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/believing-rachel-jeanne-hill-the-journal-of-psychohistory/ Denying Ritual Abuse of Children
– Catherine Gould The Journal of Psychohistory 22 (3) 1995 The evidence is rapidly accumulating that the problem of ritualabuse is considerable in scope and extremely grave in its consequences.Among 2,709 members of the American Psychological Association who responded to a poll, 2,292 cases of ritual abuse were reported(Bottoms, Shaver, & Goodman, 1993). In 1992 alone, Childhelp USA logged 1,741 calls pertaining to ritual abuse, Monarch Resources of Los Angeles logged approximately 5,000, Real Active Survivors tallied nearly 3,600, Justus Unlimited of Colorado received almost 7,000, and Looking Up of Maine handled around 6,000. Even allowing for some of these calls to have been made by people who assist survivors but are not themselves survivors, and for some survivors to have called more that one helpline or made multiple calls to the same helpline, these numbers suggest that at a minimum there must be tens of thousands of survivors of ritual abuse in the United States. Evidence also continues to accumulate that the ritual abuse of children constitutes a child abuse problem of significant scope. In1988, Finkelhor, Williams and Burns published the results of a nationwide study of substantiated reports of sexual abuse in day care involving 1,639 young child victims. Thirteen percent of these cases were found to involve ritual abuse. Other studies of ritually abused children have been relatively small. Kelly (1988; 1989; 1992a; 1992b;1993) report-ed on 35 day care victims of ritual abuse, Waterman et al.(1993) reported on 82 children complaining of ritual abuse in preschool, Faller (1988; 1990) studied 18 children who had disclosed ritual abuse in their preschool, and Bybee and Mowbray (1993) from the Michigan State Department of Mental Health identified 62 children alleging ritual abuse in their preschool and 53 children who reported seeing others be ritually abused. Snow and Sorenson (1990) studied 39 children reporting ritual abuse in five neighborhoods in Utah, and Jonker and Jonker-Bakker (1991) reported on a total group of 98 children, at least 48 of whom were believed to be victims of ritual abuse. http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/denying-ritual-abuse-of-children-catherine-gould/
McCulley, D. “Satanic ritual abuse: A question of memory.”
Journal of Psychology and Theology Fall 1994 22(3) p.167-172 In spite of reports by thousands of adults who describe satanic ritual abuse in their backgrounds, the Special Issue of the Journal of Psychology and Theology reveals obdurate skepticism regarding their credibility on the part of several contributors. Some of these disbelievers currently are citing experiments demonstrating extreme malleability for human memory as evidence that survivor accounts, especially those involving delayed memory, are fantasies implanted by incompetent clinicians. However, leading memory researchers such as Dr. Bessel van der Kolk of Harvard Medical School maintain that traumatic memories, which typically are engraved in the sensorimotor processes, are not subject to the same kinds of contamination that can affect normal memory. Traumatic amnesia, described in the DSM-III-R as psychogenic amnesia, is a phenomenon which has been known to mental health professionals for more than 100 years. The clinically observed characteristics of traumatic memory formation and retrieval match precisely the patterns of memory recovery exhibited by SRA survivors, and strongly confirm the reality of their cult abuse. Quotes: If satanic ritual abuse is a question of memory, the data redound to the credibility of those thousands of individuals who identify themselves as SRA survivors. All the scientific studies of memory under trauma indicate that the bimodal response described by van der Kolk (1994), whether hyperpotentiated or dissociative, heightens the reliability of recall. The phenomenon of recovered memory is not a new therapeutic fad created by irresponsible clinical experimentation, but a well established aspect of trauma. The connection between trauma and memory disturbance is made clear by the definition of psychogenic amnesia in the DSM-III-R (1987) which states that “The predominant disturbance is one or more episodes of inability to recall important personal information, usually of a traumatic or stressful nature, that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness” (p. 273). Further, there often is corroboration for these retrieved memories. Judith Herman and Emily Schatzow (1992) found that in a sample of 53 women who disclosed memories of abuse for which they had been amnesic, 74% of the subjects were able to find independent confirmation from family members, pornographic photos, or diaries. Ivor Browne (1990a) found the “internal consistency of the traumatic account” persuasive, and also discovered that in the sizeable minority of cases where there was an available witness that “in every instance, the traumatic events . turn out to be true” (p. 30). There is no longer room for denial and disbelief – for evading the grim reality of SRA – by recourse to memory research which simply does not apply. Solid scientific inquiry does not allow us that luxury; neither should Christian conscience. https://wisdom.biola.edu/jpt
Jonker, F; Jonker-Bakker, I “Reaction to Benjamin Rossen’s Investigation of Satanic Ritual Abuse in Oude Pekela
” Journal of Psychology and Theology 1992 20(3) p.260-262 quotes: The authors, Jonker and Jonker-Bakker, respond to Benjamin Rossen’s criticisms of their handling of an alleged satanic ritual abuse incident in Oude Pekela, The Netherlands. This response in turn criticizes the quality of Rossen’s scientific work, especially in respect to his judgments made without having had direct contact with the children or their parents, or other principals in the incident….All Rossen’s statements about the children and their parents, about Professor Mik, about school teachers and about ourselves were based on no contact whatsoever with any of us. https://wisdom.biola.edu/jpt Ritual Abuse-Torture Within Families/Groups
Authors: Jeanne Sarson, Linda MacDonald DOI: 10.1080/10926770801926146 Published in: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, Volume 16,Issue 4 July 2008, pages 419 – 438 Abstract – Case studies provide insights into identifying 10 violent thematic issues as components of a pattern of family/group ritual abuse-torture (RAT) victimization. Narratives from victimized women suggest that victimization generally begins in infancy or soon thereafter. A visual model of RAT displays the organization of the co-culture. Examples of the family/group gatherings known as “rituals and ceremonies” provide insights into how these gatherings are used to normalize pedophilic violence. Global activism afforded the first effort ever to track RAT and human trafficking. Recognizing RAT as an emerging form of non-state actor torture, discontinuing the use of language that sexualizes adult-child relationships, and promoting human rights education are suggested social solutions. Available at : http://www.informaworld.com/index/903766904.pdf
html article : http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ftinterface~content=a903766904~fulltext=713240928 Organized abuse and the politics of disbelief
– Michael Salter (p.243 – 283) Faculty of Law – Faculty of Medicine – University of New South Wales in Proceedings of the 2nd Australian & New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 19 – 20 June 2008 Sydney, Australia – Presented by the Crime & Justice Research Network and the Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Network Edited by Chris Cunneen & Michael Salter – Published by The Crime and Justice research Newtork University of New South Wales December, 2008 http://www.academia.edu/2042170/Organised_abuse_and_the_politics_of_disbelief
ISBN: 9780646507378 (pdf)
“Since the 1980s, disclosures of organised abuse have been disparaged by a range of activists, journalists and researchers who have focused, in particular, on cases in which sexually abusive groups were alleged to have behaved in ritualistic or ceremonial ways…Whilst these authors claimed to be writing in the interests of science and social justice, what has emerged from their writing are a familiar set of arguments about the credibility of women and children’s testimony of sexual violence; in short, that women and children are prone to a range of memory and cognitive errors that lead them to make false allegations of rape. This paper argues that this body of literature has systematically misconstrued allegations of organised abuse, and used organised abuse as a lens through which the debate on child abuse could be re-envisioned along very traditional lines, attributing victim status to accused men and constructing liars out of women and children complaining of sexual abuse.” Journal of Child and Youth Care
– ISSN 0840-982X – SPECIAL ISSUE 1990 – CONTENTS A Case of Multiple Life-Threatening Illnesses Related to Early Ritual Abuse Rennet Wong and Jock McKeen Ritual Child Abuse: A Survey of Symptoms and Allegations Pamela S. Hudson Satanic Ritual Abuse: A Cause of Multiple Personality Disorder George A. Fraser Differentiating Between Ritual Assault and Sexual Abuse Louise M. Edwards The Choice – Gerry Fewster http://www.cyc-net.org/Journals/jcyc/jcycSpecial1990.html Recent worldwide survey of ritual abuse
The Extreme Abuse Survey final results are online with findings,questionnaires and presentations for download as pdf-files. More than 750 pages of documentation http://extreme-abuse-survey.net/
Understanding ritual trauma: A comparison of findings from three online surveys – Handout for Karriker, Wanda. (2008, November). Understanding ritual trauma: A comparison of findings from three online surveys. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Chicago, IL.
10 Extreme Abuse Survey Findings Helpful to Understanding Ritual Trauma
- Ritual abuse/mind control (RA/MC) is a global phenomenon.
- A diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder is common for persons who report histories of RA/MC. (84% of EAS respondents who answered that they have been diagnosed with DID [N=655] reported that they are survivors of RA/MC).
- Ritual abuse (RA) is not limited to SRA, i.e., satanic ritual abuse, sadistic abuse, satanist abuse.
- RA is reported to involve mind control techniques.
- Some extreme abuse survivors report that they were used in government-sponsored mind control experimentation (GMC).
- RA/MC is reported to be involved in organized “known” crime.
- RA/MC is reported to be involved in clergy abuse.
- Most often reported memories of extreme abuse are similar across all surveys.
- Most often reported possible aftereffects of extreme abuse are similar across all surveys.
- In rating the effectiveness of healing methods, therapists tend to favor stabilization techniques; survivors are more open to alternative ways to cope with indoctrinated belief systems.
MEDIA PACKET – Torture-based, Government-sponsored Mind Control Experimentation on Children – Documentation that torture-based,government-sponsored mind control (GMC) experimentation was conducted on children during the Cold War. Data from two international surveys that give voice, visibility, and validation to survivors of these crimes against humanity….SURVEYS – EAS: Extreme Abuse Survey for Adult Survivors (An International Online Survey for Adult Survivors of Extreme Abuse) January 1 – March 30, 2007 with 1471 respondents from 31named countries. P-EAS: Professional – Extreme Abuse Survey (An nternational Online Survey for Therapists, Counselors, Clergy, and Other Persons Who Have Worked Professionally with at Least One Adult Survivor of Extreme Abuse) April 1 – June 30 2007 with 451 respondents from 20 named countries. Contact: Wanda Karriker, PhD [email protected] http://my.dmci.net/~casey/GovernmentSponsoredMindControlExperiments-MediaPacket.pdf
Rutz, C. Becker, T., Overkamp, B. & Karriker, W. (2008).Exploring Commonalities Reported by Adult Survivors of Extreme Abuse:Preliminary Empirical Findings. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations,J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin (Eds), pp. 31- 84. Brandon, Oregon:Robert D. Reed Publishers.
Becker, T., Karriker, W., Overkamp, B. Rutz, C. (2008). The Extreme Abuse Survey: preliminary findings regarding dissociative identity disorder. In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 32-49. London: Karnac. Karriker, Wanda (November, 2007). “Helpful healing methods: As rated by approximately 900 respondents to the “International Survey for AdultSurvivors of Extreme Abuse (EAS).” http://endritualabuse.org/data-on-survivors-of-ritual-abuse-mind-control-and-healing-methods/
Karriker, W. (2008, September). Torture-based mind control as a global phenomenon: Preliminary data from the 2007 series of Extreme Abuse Surveys. In Torture-based mind control: Empirical research, programmer methods, effects and treatment. Workshop conducted at the 13th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego,CA. http://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/eas-studies/torture-based-mind-control-as-a-global-phenomenon/ http://eassurvey.wordpress.com/extreme-abuse-survey-final-results/ Other organizations with data proving the worldwide existence of ritual abuse http://www.ra-info.org http://www.survivorship.org http://web.archive.org/web/20071218103952/http://www.aches-mc.org/ http://www.endritualabuse.org/ http://nonstatetorture.org/
A Nation Betrayed – The Chilling True Story of Secret Cold War Experiments Performed on our Children and Other Innocent People by Carol Rutz http://www2.dmci.net/users/casey
Pepinsky, H – PEACEMAKING – Reflections of a Radical Criminologist by Hal Pepinsky – The University of Ottawa Press ISBN10: 0776606409 2006 “I have mentioned that since 1993 I have come to know many people whom I believe to be genuine survivors of “ritual abuse.” http://critcrim.org/sites/default/files/Pepinsky_proofs_0.pdf
Craighead, W. E.; Corsini, R.J.; Nemeroff, C. B. (2002) The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science Published by John Wiley and Sons ISBN 0471270830 – Sadistic Ritual Abuse (p.1435 – 1438) http://books.google.com/books?id=JQMRmyOfpJ8C&pg=PA1435&lpg=PA1435&focus=viewport&vq=ritual+abuse&output=html (I left out the part "Books on Ritual Abuse" because of the text-length restriction. I will post it in a comment.)
The McMartin Preschool Case – What Really Happened and the Cover-up
Day Care and Child Abuse Cases
http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/day-care-and-child-abuse-cases/ This page has information on the McMartin Preschool Case, Michelle Remembers, the Fells Acres – Amirault Case, the Wenatchee, Washington Case, the Dale Akiki Case, the Glendale Montessori – Toward case, the Little Rascals Day Care Center case, Fran’s Day Care case, the Baran case, the Halsey case, the West Memphis 3 case, the Friedman’s case and the Christchurch Civic Creche sex abuse – Peter Ellis case.
Sexual Abuse in Day Care: A National Study – Executive Summary – March 1988 – Finklehor, Williams, Burns, Kalinowski “The study identified 270 “cases” of sexual abuse in day care meaning 270 facilities where substantiated abuse had occurred involving a total of 1639 victimized children….This yielded an estimate of 500 to 550 reported and substantiated cases and 2500 victims for the three-year period. Although this is a large number, it must be put in the context of 229,000 day care facilities nationwide service seven million children….allegations of ritual abuse (“the invocation of religious, magical or supernatural symbols of activities”) occurred in 13% of the cases.” The authors divided these cases into “true cult-based ritual,” pseudo-ritualism” with a primary goal of sexual gratification and ritual being used to intimidate the children from disclosing and “psychopathological ritualism” the activities being “primarily the expression of an individuals obsessional or delusional system.” https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/113095NCJRS.pdf
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2020.11.22 16:13 r0tt3nnn Brother in law not trustworthy and I don't consider him my family
TL;DR: My sisters' new BF is a liar and a compulsive cheater. I dont trust the guy and dont want to be around him. How to navigate this situation?
Things goes as follows:
Me and my sister live abroad, our parents still live in our home country.
In January my sister met this guy through Tinder, this guy was living in the USA at that time, he had a girlfriend but was cheating with my sister for 7 days. At that time, he said to her the relationship was ending and that he would go back to USA, break up with the girl and come back so he and my sister would start a relationship.
So he went back to USA, they spoke daily (this is important) and it took some time like 2 or 3 months and he came back. When he came back, they instantly started living together in the apartment our family bought for her (although they just knew each other for a week). I personally never thought it was a good idea, I believe it takes time for you to know someone well enough to share a life together, specially living under the same roof.
Right after he came back, his ex gf contacted my sister and told that they were together for the time he was there, and that she was expecting a baby. He was with the girl and potentially even got the girl pregnant while talking everyday to my sister. He lied all the time. His ex gf cut all connections and until now they are not 100% sure if she is really pregnant or not.
Nevertheless, my sister still stayed with the guy and had faith in the relationship.
Around 1 month ago, my sister entered their room and he was starting a LoL match, and she said "got you!" as a joke, but he got really nervous and she sensed something was off.
She pressed him and went through his phone, discovered that he went out with a girl from Tinder, and was planning a date with another girl. My sister messaged me, and they had a bad fight. My sister beat him and I was scared that he could hit her back. We don't have our parents here and I didnt't know if I need to intervein or not.
I have a very strong position regarding who I consider to be from "my team", my family or real friend. I would jump on a bullet for any of them.
The thing is: I dont trust the guy and I dont consider him my family.
Since this happened, I pretty much stopped inviting them to come over for dinner and I don't really feel comfortable in their house anymore, I didnt go there since she discovered he has been fooling around.
I don't care what my sister chooses for her life but I cannot ignore his shitty personality and I dont want to be around him.
The problem: I also lost contact with my sister. As I dont want to be around the guy, I pretty much stopped seeing her too.
Any suggestion on how to navigate this situation?
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2020.11.22 13:46 alonelonelyloner91 28 [M4F] ka date before mag end ang year(cebu area)
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2020.11.22 07:35 mazikghost Is the guy [18m] I like leading me [19f] on or is he just that clueless?
So, uh, kinda found myself in a predicament here and I'm not really sure what to do. Just looking for a little advice from an outside perspective about what to do next, I guess. Forgive me if I make any mistakes, this'll be my first post here on Reddit and I'm also on mobile 💀 Thanks in advance to anyone who bothers to read through that massive block of text!! I'd appreciate if you shared your take on my situation.
I'm 19F living in the USA and have very little experience with romantic relationships. I've only ever had one guy ask me out in the past. I was 16 at the time and he had just turned 18. After our first date, it was pretty clear we weren't compatible. He took the rejection very badly, dropping out of high school about a week later. I don't blame myself for this, though it does weigh on me from time to time... The whole experience just... left a bad taste in my mouth, to put it simply. I didn't have any interest in dating after that. Well, until recently.
I started a new job at 18 and immediately hit it off with an 18M coworker. We have a shared interest in computers, our sense of humor fits well with the others, and I like seeing what kind of awesome ideas he can come up with. I'm also an artist and he really enjoys seeing my works.
We became fast friends, but it wasn't until another coworker pointed out our obvious attraction to each other that we made any move toward the other. I asked for his number and he gave it to me. We texted and called each other constantly. A week later, I was telling him I really liked him and wanted to get to know him better. He said he wasn't interesting in dating and let me down easy. I understood. I didn't want to push him into something he didn't want, so we just remained friends. I did put some distance between us after that though.
A few months later though, we were closer than we'd ever been before. After a week or so of no contact outside of work, we slowly started texting again. Then calling again. Then we were hanging out every week. I helped him with projects he was working on in his free time, and we just generally spent time together. He started flirting with me constantly while we were at work. At one point, he even slapped my ass. Still can't believe he did that, but I'll take part of the blame there and admit we'd been joking about me having absolutely no assets lmfao.
Anyways, I'd had honest conversations with him on multiple occasions telling him that I wanted a relationship, but if he didn't, I would completely respect that. But he had to stop with all the flirting and constant touching. If he wanted to just be friends, he couldn't constantly hint at having a romantic interest in me. Common sense, yknow? But after a short period, it started right back up again. I took that as a sign that he was changing his mind. Growing more comfortable with me and becoming more interested in a relationship.
I invited him over for a bonfire once. It was just the two of us, sitting outside and looking at the stars. I pointed out a few constellations and he talked about which one was his favorite, even going as far as telling me the Greek mythology behind it. That night was just.. incredibly wonderful. We cuddled for a while and I don't think I'll ever be able to forget how it all made me feel. I didn't think I could ever be so comfortable with another person. I can only say that I felt the safest I'd ever been and I know I could have fallen asleep if we'd stayed there much longer. To top it all off, I sincerely believe he almost kissed me. The only thing that stopped us was him saying, "I'll only take this as far as you want to, but you know I don't want a relationship and I don't want to lead you on.." Cue the record scratch. Seriously? Definitely wasn't going to let that little quip go without question. He had to go home though, so we barely talked about it.
In the days after that, he treated me to dinner. Asked me out to the park several times. We continued with our weekly hangouts. And eventually I brought up what had happened at the bonfire. After a long conversation, my takeaway was that he was interested in me, but had two roadblocks that kept him from doing so: 1) Not enough time to spend with me. 2) Not enough money to spend on me.
I'm understandably frustrated at this point and I told him this point blank. He's already spending time with me and, while I want more of his time, I'm satisfied with what he can give me. Money is not an issue. At all. I have no problem splitting a check if we go out. Hell, I'll foot the bill as long as he doesn't let me know last minute. I prefer small, thoughtful gestures over anything money could buy. And after telling him this, he said he needed some time to think about it. The next morning, he asked me out for real.
I wish that was the end of it, but if it was, I wouldn't be posting here lol. Five days later, he broke up with me in the parking lot after work. I could feel it coming because I had the sinking feeling that I had somehow guilted him into a relationship. And even though it had only been official for less than a week, it felt like much longer. I didn't want to go home and be alone after that night, so I ended up staying at a friend's house.
A few days later, I texted him and asked if we could talk one last time. He agreed. I meant for it to be a sort of goodbye. A catharsis for my pain. Maybe it would even give us closure. We agreed to just be coworkers from then on out. He wanted to be friends, but I knew the cycle would start all over again if I agreed to something like that. So I didn't. And he understood. No more texting, no more calls, nothing.
Two weeks later, he texts me about my brother tackling him in the hallway at school. I didn't respond at first, but he sent me four paragraphs about how badly his day had gone. After a bit, I gave in. I felt terrible for ignoring him and all I wanted to do was cheer him up somehow, even though I should have just deleted his messages. And wouldn't you know it, the cycle started right back up again.
We text again, but I haven't forgotten what he did to me. I just.. haven't gotten over him. And what makes it worse is I KNOW he doesn't have any other friends around because he is very picky about the people he surrounds himself with and even admits im the only one he talks to. I don't know what to do next. Its been years since I've fallen for someone and its so hard for me to let go when I've grown so attached and shared so much with him.
My family tells me to cut him off, ghost him completely, but I don't want to make work weird between us. Truthfully, I'm also being selfish by wishing he'd somehow magically change his mind and ask me out once again. Is there something I can do to change his mind? Do you think he deserves another chance after all that? And if you think I should just move on, how would I even go about that?
[TL;DR A guy I like/coworker has been giving me SO MANY signs that he likes me and wants to date, but after near a year of pining, when he finally asks me out, its five days before he breaks things off. How the hell am I supposed to take that??]
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2020.11.22 01:56 OkProcedure122 Wow... Just wow
So lemme start off by saying I'm 17, a male and living in the usa, I dropped outta highschool depsite having all A's and being in honors classes my whole academic career, (I would currently be a junior), I dropped out do to many reasons, anxiety, covid, my peers and most Importantly a faith in myself that I can go far without being trapped in a shitty system.
I just wanted to talk about what's going through my head, as I'm scared of judgment by my friends or family, and to preface I've gone to therapy three times, but the format just doesn't work for me.
Recently I've been struggling with alot of things, trust in my friends, self esteem, finding love etc, it just all seems so overwhelming
But the big thing is finding love, or atleast my perspective on the topic...
To start off, I was raped and molested multiple times between the age of 11-13 by a older male neighbor, so my entire early teens I was scared of any intimacies, I was scared to be trusting of people, as I thought everything would end bad, I was a real negative Nancy, but as I matured, I tried some psychedelics and it changed my whole view point on that situation
It let me release and clearly think about the past, And the future involving my truama, so after I went thru that change I started trying to get out again, and really find someone ya know
However, everytime I try I feel like I just get so hurt, even though when I go to ask said person about doing something, I try to be as honest open and relaxed as I can, I try to flirt without seeming overly weird, I try to find out more about them than just looking for someone to pass the time with...
I just feel lost, I feel like I've been so hurt over and over again by girls, that I feel no motivation to even talk to them, it's not like I hate them, I understand why each girl I've talked to doesn't like me, but that still doesn't change the fact that I'm not sure what to do about my negative mindset
I just feel like it's not worth it, the whole finding someone, dating etc, just thinking about it fills me with sadness,
I constantly try to be open to new things, but this mindset / feeling is just something that kills me to the point where I've tried to kill myself over not understanding social life / being alone
Is there anything anyone can say to turn me on the right track ? I just wanna feel confident with girls again, especially after truama
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2020.11.22 00:14 AvocadoInevitable 37 [F4M] East Coast USA - Devil is in the details
I saw a post by u/anonsecopsa310
and I absolutely loved the time it saved me so I borrowed it and made it my own. Disclaimers
- Long, with no "TL;DR"; if you can't be bothered, Don't Read. :-)
- A few NSFW "factoids" are below.
- No offense(s) intended
- Although likely "TMI"... Shouldn't be presumed comprehensive
Without further ado, per subject... Physical
- Age: 37
- Sex: female, Straight (Heterosexual/ Cisgender)
- Race: White (Caucasian)
- Location: East Coast USA (more later, if we get that far. If proven desirable/ necessary later)
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: HWP
- Physique: Curvy but not BBW, DDDs, long legs, and yoga ass. Carry extra weight in my midsection. Barely ever wear makeup. Medium length, multi-colored hair. Tattoos & Piercings.
- Fitness Level: Average. Was more active before the pandemic since most yoga studios closed I’m not teaching thus less active.
- Substance (Ab)Use: Rarely drink. Don't smoke/ do non-Rx drugs. I do have an RX for medical marijuana
- STDs/ STIs: All explicitly negative per most recent test (not sexually active since).
- Environmental Allergies: Lots of trees, weeds, grasses, dust, animals (most of which are managed with a daily anti-histamine). My allergist did ask me if I had considered moving to another state.
- Other: Chronic Migraine that is managed with prescription meds and remedied with sex (no, masturbation doesn’t help)
- Education: AA in Business. BS in BS. Self-educated in several other topics. Love to learn new things. Topics of interest range from alternative medicine and healing practices to popular fiction.
- Employment: Yoga Teacher, Disabled Veteran, Nonprofit Chairperson, Social Media Manager, Facilitator of Mental Health and Trauma Recovery programs (I make my schedule)
- Children: No human kids no intention to have any
- Intimate Relationships: None. Divorced 15 years ago; no contact w/ ex since. (more later, if we get that far, or am asked)
- Religion: Agnostic (don't self-identify as atheist, as I can't prove (s)he/it doesn't exist). Consider myself spiritual
- Politics/ Policy: (little) libertarian (= socially liberal... but fiscally and monetarily conservative = have issues with both major political parties...). Far more concerned about policy than politics. (Consider politics more as an entertainment source.)
- MBTI Type: INFJ-T Advocate
- Love languages: Quality time, acts of service, and physical touch
- Decent conversationalist - when talking in-depth, can’t stand small talk.
- Excellent listener
- Frugal - prefer quality over quantity. Semi-minimalist/ Quasi-non-materialist
- Highly principled in nature. Make best efforts to live "The Golden Rule" and be a decent human
- Open-minded, within principled boundaries that aren't fully well-aligned to mainstream society. Not stuck on traditional gender roles and have no goal for the “American dream: of kids, house, white picketed fence.
- Privacy-centric. Not public on common social media, and won't share any identifying face/ voice until mutual trust has been well-established.
- Submissive, within intimate relationships (not in platonic ones - more later, if we get that far)
- Highly cerebral, introspective, and self-analytical/ -critical
- Introvert & socially semi-self-isolationist, in part due to at least a mild degree of social anxiety. Don't get out much... And not hugely bothered by that. Not a "social butterfly", and am skeptical-by-default of most people's true intentions within casual social settings ( = hard for me to relax/ easily be my easy-going social self until I get to know people and grow comfortable with them). Far better at initial "get to know you conversation" over distance than face to face, so COVID serves my personality well in this regard.
- Sense of Humor is either goofy or dark/ satirical, mood-dependent. Love satirical commercials/ movies/ TV shows.
Who I'm Not Into
- Primary Recreational Activities: Reading, learning new things, and streaming tv.
- "Vanilla" interests: Highly varied, but mostly "boring"/ "wonky" and/or "nerdy stuff". Business/ marketing, technology, psychology, philosophy, cooking, alternative medicine, yoga, astrology (Others will spring to mind later.)
- Media: Anti-cable services prefer subscription services without commercials. Open to most music/ movie genres.
- One reason I self-identify as easygoing and drama-free is that I've already had my fair share of drama/ excitement over the course of my life to-date, thank you very much... LOL! ;-)
- Animal Lover and Rescuer - two cats and two dogs of my own
- I’ve been an aircraft mechanic in the military, a technical administrative assistant, a Reiki Master, and a yoga teacher.
- I love lingerie.
As mentioned above, I'm open-minded... But we all have our preferences. Generally speaking, if a "more than 'just friends" relationship is desired, please note that I am not
compatible with those who are one or more of the following (no offense intended to those who are)...
How To Best Connect
- Women (I'm straight)
- Men shorter than 6'
- Trans-genders/-sexuals (sorry)
- Current abusers of tobacco, alcohol, and/or drugs (incl 420)
- Recovering abusers of tobacco, alcohol, and/or drugs
- Current users of tobacco and/or non-Rx/420 narcotics
- Must-users of 420 (unless legitimately prescribed by a physician for a real medical problem, and consumed in some form that doesn't make the whole place smell (overpowering with air fresheners doesn't count!), expose me to 2nd hand smoke, or have me tonguing an ashtray)
- Activist/ Evangelically religious, and/or political
- Wants or has kids
- Aren't willing to commit to keeping/ preserving privacy/ confidentiality of presumed-private/ -personal over-distance conversations (e.g., aren't willing to commit to withholding details of conversations on social media with all their "friends"/ family, etc.)
- Aren't willing to communicate at-length in adult conversational English, whilst making best reasonable efforts to employ classical syntax and grammar (e.g., not txtspk, "kthxbai")
- Is breaking the trust/ faith of (any of) their significant other(s) by having a dialogue/ relationship with me [this applies to those in polyamorous/ open relationships]
- Insist upon seeing the face of someone before deciding whether to have a conversation with them
- Just wants to send or receive nude pictures, or virtually masturbate together
- Send unsolicited dick pics
- If you are old enough to be my father or young enough to be my son. Let’s say greater than or less than 15 years from my age.
DM me here (=Red Lette Inbox) include Kik user name as Reddit chat is unreliable. Tell me something or multiple things about yourself. If You Choose To Not Connect
Best of Success with your own search! :-)
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