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Vanguard's Day of Judgement: Keith Raniere gets sentenced at the EDNY Courthouse
2020.10.26 22:06 incorruptible_bk Vanguard's Day of Judgement: Keith Raniere gets sentenced at the EDNY Courthouse
This post will be used to aggregate news from the sentencing of Keith Raniere. I'll try to highlight the longtime beat reporters and voices of survivors.
Given the possibility of crowding at the EDNY complex and COVID-19 rules, I will not attempt to enter the building to try to observe like with the Bronfman sentencing. I may check what goes on with the press gaggle outdoors and see if survivors wish to leave their statements.
If you find interesting Tweets or articles, please suggest them in the comments and I'll put them in the post with a shoutout.
Raniere Sentencing Day -1 (10/26/2020) Clips 7:35AM, NY Daily News "NXIVM sex cult leader Keith Raniere denied new trial, rants about justice" by Noah Goldberg
Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled that Raniere’s motion for a new trial was filed too late, and that “even if Mr. Raniere’s motion were timely, it would fail on other grounds” — adding that affidavits from two devoted followers “is neither material nor exculpatory.” 10:00AM New York Times: "Sex Cult Leader, Facing Life Sentence, Regrets Nothing" by Nicole Hong
Raniere is set to be sentenced Tuesday after being convicted of sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.
Several victims are expected to testify when Keith Raniere, the founder of Nxivm, is sentenced this week for sex trafficking, extortion and other crimes. 11:29AM Vice "NXIVM Survivor India Oxenberg on Why She Didn't Believe She Was Brainwashed" by Sarah Berman
The 29-year-old victim of a notorious slavery-themed blackmail scheme will deliver a statement at Raniere’s sentencing in Brooklyn federal court Tuesday, but Oxenberg says she won’t address the convicted sex trafficker directly. “He doesn’t have the ability to feel remorse or empathy, so it’s more about me communicating the facts,” she said in an interview with VICE News. “I’m addressing the judge.” 2:30PM Ayla Ferrone tweets:
Excited to partner with @GiulianaBrunoTV and @WTEN for coverage on the sentencing of #NXIVM leader Keith Raniere tomorrow. 2:30PM NYT: "A Timeline of the Nxivm Sex Cult Case" by Carla Correa 3:00PM Jaclyn Angro tweets:
"Supporters of Keith Raniere from Make Justice Blind are having a press conference outside Federal Court in Brooklyn." 4:00PM ABC News: "NXIVM founder Keith Raniere to face sentencing" by Aaron Katersky
Keith Raniere returns to Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday to learn his sentence for running NXIVM, a self-help organization prosecutors labeled a "criminal enterprise" exploited by Raniere for power, profit and sex. 4:51PM New York Post: "Nxivm sex-cult sicko Keith Raniere set to speak at his sentencing tomorrow" by Rebecca Rosenberg & Kate Sheehy
The convict’s lawyer, Marc Agnifilo, told The Post on Monday, “He has the constitutional right to speak to the judge, and I expect that he will do so.’’
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2020.10.26 18:46 EugeneBYMCMB /r/Scams Common Scam Master Post
Hello visitors and subscribers of scams
! Here you will find a master list of common (and uncommon) scams that you may encounter online or in real life. Thank you to the many contributors who helped create this thread!
If you know of a scam that is not covered here, write a comment and it will be added to the next edition.
Previous threads: https://old.reddit.com/Scams/search?q=common+scams+master+post&restrict_sr=on Blackmail email scam thread: https://www.reddit.com/Scams/comments/jij7zf/the_blackmail_email_scam_part_6/
Some of these articles are from small, local publications and refer to the scam happening in a specific area. Do not
think that this means that the scam won't happen in your area.
Spoofing Caller ID spoofing
It is very easy for anyone to make a phone call while having any number show up on the caller ID of the person receiving the phone call. Receiving a phone call from a certain number does not mean that the person/company who owns that number has actually called you. Email spoofing
The "from" field of an email can be set by the sender, meaning that you can receive scam emails that look like they are from legitimate addresses. It's important to never click links in emails unless absolutely necessary, for example a password reset link you requested or an account activation link for an account you created. SMS spoofing
SMS messages can be spoofed, so be wary of messages that seem to be from your friends or other trusted people.
The most common scams The fake check scam
(Credit to nimble2
for this part)
The fake check scam arises from many different situations (for instance, you applied for a job, or you are selling something on a place like Craigslist, or someone wants to purchase goods or services from your business, or you were offered a job as a mystery shopper, you were asked to wrap your car with an advertisement, or you received a check in the mail for no reason), but the bottom line is always something like this:
General fraudulent funds scams
- The scammer sends you a very real looking, but fake, check. Sometimes they'll call it a "cashier's check", a "certified check", or a "verified check".
- You deposit the check into your bank account, and within a couple of days your bank makes some or all of the funds available to you. This makes you think that the check is real and the funds have cleared. However, the money appearing in your account is not the same as the check actually clearing. The bank must make the funds available to you before they have cleared the check because that is the law.
- For various and often complicated reasons, depending on the specific story line of the scam, the scammer will ask you to send someone some of the money, using services like MoneyGram, Western Union, and Walmart-2-Walmart. Sometimes the scammer will ask for you to purchase gift cards (iTunes, Amazon, Steam, etc) and give them the codes to redeem the gift cards. Some scammers may also give you instructions on how to buy and send them bitcoins.
- Within a couple of weeks, though it can take as long as a month, your bank will realize that the check you deposited was fake, and your bank will remove the funds that you deposited into your account and charge you a bounced check fee. If you withdrew any of the money from the fake check, that money will be gone and you will owe that money to the bank. Some posters have even had their bank accounts closed and have been blocked from having another account for 5 years using ChexSystems.
If somebody is asking you to accept and send out money as a favour or as part of a job, it is a fraudulent funds scam. It does not matter how they pay you, any payment on any service can be fraudulent and will be reversed when it is discovered to be fraudulent. Phone verification code scams
Someone will ask you to receive a verification text and then tell you to give them the code. Usually the code will come from Google Voice, or from Craigslist. In the Google version of the scam, your phone number will be used to verify a Google Voice account that the scammer will use to scam people with. In the Craigslist version of the scam, your phone number will be used to verify a Craigslist posting that the scammer will use to scam people. There is also an account takeover version of this scam that will involve the scammer sending a password reset token to your phone number and asking you for it. Bitcoin job scams
Bitcoin job scams involve some sort of fraudulent funds transfer, usually a fake check although a fraudulent bank transfer can be used as well. The scammer will send you the fraudulent money and ask you to purchase bitcoins. This is a scam, and you will have zero recourse after you send the scammer bitcoins. Email flooding
If you suddenly receive hundreds or thousands of spam emails, usually subscription confirmations, it's very likely that one of your online accounts has been taken over and is being used fraudulently. You should check any of your accounts that has a credit card linked to it, preferably from a computer other than the one you normally use. You should change all of your passwords to unique passwords and you should start using two factor authentication everywhere. Cartel scam
You will be threatened by scammers who claim to be affiliated with a cartel. They may send you gory pictures and threaten your life and the lives of your family. Usually the victim will have attempted to contact an escort prior to the scam, but sometimes the scammers target people randomly. If you are targeted by a cartel scam all you need to do is ignore the scammers as their threats are clearly empty. Boss/CEO scam
A scammer will impersonate your boss or someone who works at your company and will ask you to run an errand for them, which will usually be purchasing gift cards and sending them the code. Once the scammer has the code, you have no recourse. Employment certification scams
You will receive a job offer that is dependent on you completing a course or receiving a certification from a company the scammer tells you about. The scammer operates both websites and the job does not exist. Craigslist fake payment scams
Scammers will ask you about your item that you have listed for sale on a site like Craigslist, and will ask to pay you via Paypal. They are scamming you, and the payment in most cases does not actually exist, the email you received was sent by the scammers. In cases where you have received a payment, the scammer can dispute the payment or the payment may be entirely fraudulent. The scammer will then either try to get you to send money to them using the fake funds that they did not send to you, or will ask you to ship the item, usually to a re-shipping facility or a parcel mule. Craigslist Carfax/vehicle history scam
You'll encounter a scammer on Craigslist who wants to buy the vehicle you have listed, but they will ask for a VIN report from a random site that they have created and they will expect you to pay for it. Double dip/recovery scammers
This is a scam aimed at people who have already fallen for a scam previously. Scammers will reach out to the victim and claim to be able to help the victim recover funds they lost in the scam. General fraudulent funds scams
The fake check scam is not the only scam that involves accepting fraudulent/fake funds and purchasing items for scammers. If your job or opportunity involves accepting money and then using that money, it is almost certainly a frauduent funds scam. Even if the payment is through a bank transfer, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Interac e-Transfer, etc, it does not matter. Credit card debt scam
Fraudsters will offer to pay off your bills, and will do so with fraudulent funds. Sometimes it will be your credit card bill, but it can be any bill that can be paid online. Once they pay it off, they will ask you to send them money or purchase items for them. The fraudulent transaction will be reversed in the future and you will never be able to keep the money. This scam happens on sites like Craigslist, Twitter, Instagram, and also some dating sites, including SeekingArrangement. The parcel mule scam
A scammer will contact you with a job opportunity that involves accepting and reshipping packages. The packages are either stolen or fraudulently obtained items, and you will not be paid by the scammer. Here
is a news article about a scam victim who fell for this scam and reshipped over 20 packages containing fraudulently acquired goods. The Skype sex scam
You're on Facebook and you get a friend request from a cute girl you've never met. She wants to start sexting and trading nudes. She'll ask you to send pictures or videos or get on webcam where she can see you naked with your face in the picture. The scam: There's no girl. You've sent nudes to a guy pretending to be a girl. As soon as he has the pictures he'll demand money and threaten to send the pictures to your friends and family. Sometimes the scammer will upload the video to a porn site or Youtube to show that they are serious.
What to do if you are a victim of this scam: You cannot buy silence, you can only rent it. Paying the blackmailer will show them that the information they have is valuable and they will come after you for more money. Let your friends and family know that you were scammed and tell them to ignore friend requests or messages from people they don't know. Also, make sure your privacy settings are locked down and consider deactivating your account. The underage girl scam
You're on a dating site or app and you get contacted by a cute girl. She wants to start sexting and trading nudes. Eventually she stops communicating and you get a call from a pissed off guy claiming to be the girl's father, or a police officer, or a private investigator, or something else along those lines. Turns out the girl you were sexting is underage, and her parents want some money for various reasons, such as to pay for a new phone, to pay for therapy, etc. There is, of course, no girl. You were communicating with a scammer.
What to do if you are a victim of this scam: Stop picking up the phone when the scammers call. Do not pay them, or they will be after you for more money. Phishing
Phishing is when a scammer tries to trick you into giving information to them, such as your password or private financial information. Phishing messages will usually look very similar to official messages, and sometimes they are identical. If you are ever required to login to a different account in order to use a service, you should be incredibly cautious.
The blackmail email scam part 5: https://old.reddit.com/Scams/comments/g8jqnthe_blackmail_email_scam_part_5/
PSA: you did not win a giftcard: https://old.reddit.com/Scams/comments/fffmle/psa_you_did_not_win_a_gift_card/ Sugar scams
Sugar scammers operate all over the internet and usually come in two varieties: advance-fee scams where the scammer will ask for a payment from you before sending you lots of money, and fake check style scams where the scammer will either pull a classic fake check scam, or will do a "bill pay" style scam that involves them paying your bills, or them giving you banking information to pay your bills. If you encounter these scammers, report their accounts and move on. Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts is a messaging platform used extensively by all kinds of scammers. If you are talking with someone online and they want you to switch to Hangouts, they are likely a scammer and you should proceed with caution. Publishers Clearing House scams
PCH scams are often advance-fee scams, where you will be promised lots of money after you make an initial payment. You will never need to pay if you win money from the real PCH. Pet scams
You are looking for a specific breed of puppy, bird, or other pet. You come across a nice-looking website that claims to be breeding them and has some available right now - they may even be on sale! The breeders are not local to your area (and may not even list a physical location) but they assure you they can safely ship the pet to you after a deposit or full payment. If you go through with the payment, you will likely be contacted by the "shipper" who will inform you about an unexpected shipping/customs/processing fee required to deliver your new pet. But there was never any pet, both the "breeder" and the "shipper" are scammers, typically operating out of Africa. These sites are rampant and account for a large percentage of online pet seller websites - they typically have a similar layout/template (screenshot - example)
If you are considering buying a pet online, some easy things to check are: (1) The registration date of the domain (if it was created recently it is likely a scam website) (2) Reverse image search the pictures of available pets - you will usually find other scam websites using the same photos. (3) Copy a sentence/section of the text from the "about us" page and put it into google (in quotes) - these scammers often copy large parts of their website's text from other places. (4) Search for the domain name and look for entries on petscams.com or other scam-tracking sites. (5) Strongly consider buying/adopting your pet from a local shelter or breeder where you can see the animal in person before putting any money down.
Thanks to djscsi
for this entry. Fake shipping company scams
These scams usually start when you try to buy something illegal online. You will be scammed for the initial payment, and then you will receive an email from the fake shipping company telling you that you need to pay them some sort of fee or bribe. If you pay this, they will keep trying to scam you with increasingly absurd stories until you stop paying, at which point they will blackmail you. If you are involved in this scam, all you can do is ignore the scammers and move on, and try to dispute your payments if possible. Chinese Upwork scam
Someone will ask you to create an Upwork or other freelancer site account for them and will offer money in return. You will not be paid, and they want to use the accounts to scam people. Quickbooks invoice scam
This is a fake check style scam that takes advantage of Quickbooks. The blackmail email scam
The exact wording of the emails varies, but there are generally four main parts. They claim to have placed software/malware on a porn/adult video site, they claim to have a video of you masturbating or watching porn, they threaten to release the video to your friends/family/loved ones/boss/dog, and they demand that you pay them in order for them to delete the video. Rest assured that this is a very common spam campaign and there is no truth behind the email or the threats. Here
scam. The blackmail mail scam
This is very similar to the blackmail email scam, but you will receive a letter in the mail. Rental scams
Usually on local sites like Craigslist, scammers will steal photos from legitimate real estate listings and will list them for rent at or below market rate. They will generally be hesitant to tell you the address of the property for "safety reasons" and you will not be able to see the unit. They will then ask you to pay them a deposit and they claim they will ship you the keys. In reality, your money is gone and you will have no recourse. Craigslist vehicle scams
A scammer will list a vehicle on Craigslist and will offer to ship you the car. In many cases they will also falsely claim to sell you the car through eBay or Amazon. If you are looking for a car on Craigslist and the seller says anything about shipping the car, having an agent, gives you a long story about why they are selling the car, or the listing price is far too low, you are talking to a scammer and you should ignore and move on. Advance-fee scam
, also known as the 419 scam, or the Nigerian prince scam. You will receive a communication from someone who claims that you are entitled to a large sum of money, or you can help them obtain a large sum of money. However, they will need money from you before you receive the large sum. Man in the middle scams
Man in the middle scams are very common and very hard to detect. The scammer will impersonate a company or person you are legitimately doing business with, and they will ask you to send the money to one of their own bank accounts or one controlled by a money mule. They have gained access to the legitimate persons email address, so there will be nothing suspicious about the email. To prevent this, make contact in a different way that lets you verify that the person you are talking to is the person you think you are talking to. Digit wallet scam
A variation of the fake check scam, the scammer sends you money through a digital wallet (i.e. Venmo, Apple Pay, Zelle, Cash App) along with a message claiming they've sent the money to the wrong person and a request to send the money back. Customer service for these digital wallets may even suggest that you send the money back. However, the money sent is from a stolen credit card and will be removed from your account after a few days. Your transfer is not reversed since it came from your own funds. Cam girl voting/viewer scam
You will encounter a "cam girl" on a dating/messaging/social media/whatever site/app, and the scammer will ask you to go to their site and sign up with your credit card. They may offer a free show, or ask you to vote for them, or any number of other fake stories. Amateur porn recruitment scam
You will encounter a "pornstar" on a dating/messaging/social media/whatever site/app, and the scammer will ask you to create an adult film with hehim, but first you need to do something. The story here is usually something to do with verifying your age, or you needing to take an STD test that involves sending money to a site operated by the scammer. Hot girl SMS spam
You receive a text from a random number with a message along the lines of "Hey babe I'm here in town again if you wanted to meet up this time, are you around?" accompanied by a NSFW picture of a hot girl. It's spam, and they'll direct you to their scam website that requires a credit card. Identity verification scam
You will encounter someone on a dating/messaging/social media/whatever site/app, and the scammer will ask that you verify your identity as they are worried about catfishing. The scammer operates the site, and you are not talking to whoever you think you are talking to.
This type of scam teases you with something, then tries to make you sign up for something else that costs money. The company involved is often innocent, but they turn a blind eye to the practice as it helps their bottom line, even if they have to occasionally issue refunds. A common variation takes place on dating sites/dating apps, where you will match with someone who claims to be a camgirl who wants you to sign up for a site and vote for her. Another variation takes place on local sites like Craigslist, where the scammers setup fake rental scams and demand that you go through a specific service for a credit check. Once you go through with it, the scammer will stop talking to you. Another variation also takes place on local sites like Craigslist, where scammers will contact you while you are selling a car and will ask you to purchase a Carfax-like report from a specific website. Multi Level Marketing or Affiliate Marketing
You apply for a vague job listing for 'sales' on craigslist. Or maybe an old friend from high school adds you on Facebook and says they have an amazing business opportunity for you. Or maybe the well dressed guy who's always interviewing people in the Starbucks that you work at asks if you really want to be slinging coffee the rest of your life. The scam: MLMs are little more than pyramid schemes. They involve buying some sort of product (usually snake oil health products like body wraps or supplements) and shilling them to your friends and family. They claim that the really money is recruiting people underneath you who give you a slice of whatever they sell. And if those people underneath you recruit more people, you get a piece of their sales. Ideally if you big enough pyramid underneath you the money will roll in without any work on your part. Failure to see any profit will be your fault for not "wanting it enough." The companies will claim that you need to buy their extra training modules or webinars to really start selling. But in reality, the vast majority of people who buy into a MLM won't see a cent. At the end of the day all you'll be doing is annoying your friends and family with your constant recruitment efforts. What to look out for: Recruiters love to be vague. They won't tell you the name of the company or what exactly the job will entail. They'll pump you up with promises of "self-generating income", "being your own boss", and "owning your own company." They might ask you to read books about success and entrepreneurs. They're hoping you buy into the dream first. If you get approached via social media, check their timelines. MLMs will often instruct their victims to pretend that they've already made it. They'll constantly post about how they're hustling and making the big bucks and linking to youtube videos about success. Again, all very vague about what their job actually entails. If you think you're being recruited: Ask them what exactly the job is. If they can't answer its probably a MLM. Just walk away.
You should generally avoid answering or engaging with random phone calls. Picking up and engaging with a scam call tells the scammers that your phone number is active, and will usually lead to more calls. Tax Call
You get a call from somebody claiming to be from your countries tax agency. They say you have unpaid taxes that need to be paid immediately, and you may be arrested or have other legal action taken against you if it is not paid. This scam has caused the American IRS
, Canadian CRA
, British HMRC
, and Australian Tax Office
to issue warnings. This scam happens in a wide variety of countries all over the world. Warrant Call
Very similar to the tax call. You'll get a phone call from an "agent", "officer", "sheriff", or other law enforcement officer claiming that there is a warrant out for your arrest and you will be arrested very soon. They will then offer to settle everything for a fee, usually paid in giftcards. [Legal Documents/Process Server Calls]
Very similar to the warrant call. You'll get a phone call from a scammer claiming that they are going to serve you legal documents, and they will threaten you with legal consequences if you refuse to comply. They may call themselves "investigators", and will sometimes give you a fake case number. Student Loan Forgiveness Scam
Scammers will call you and tell you about a student loan forgiveness program, but they are interested in obtaining private information about you or demanding money in order to join the fake program. Tech Support Call
You receive a call from someone with a heavy accent claiming to be a technician Microsoft or your ISP. They inform you that your PC has a virus and your online banking and other accounts may be compromised if the virus is not removed. They'll have you type in commands and view diagnostics on your PC which shows proof of the virus. Then they'll have you install remote support software so the technician can work on your PC, remove the virus, and install security software. The cost of the labor and software can be hundreds of dollars. The scam: There's no virus. The technician isn't a technician and does not work for Microsoft or your ISP. Scammers (primarily out of India) use autodialers to cold-call everyone in the US. Any file they point out to you or command they have you run is completely benign. The software they sell you is either freeware or ineffective. What to do you if you're involved with this scam: If the scammers are remotely on your computer as you read this, turn off your PC or laptop via the power button immediately, and then if possible unplug your internet connection. Some of the more vindictive tech scammers have been known to create boot passwords on your computer if they think you've become wise to them and aren't going to pay up. Hang up on the scammers, block the number, and ignore any threats about payment. Performing a system restore on your PC is usually all that is required to remove the scammer's common remote access software. Reports of identity theft from fake tech calls are uncommon, but it would still be a good idea to change your passwords for online banking and monitor your accounts for any possible fraud. How to avoid: Ignore any calls claiming that your PC has a virus. Microsoft will never contact you. If you're unsure if a call claiming to be from your ISP is legit, hang up, and then dial the customer support number listed on a recent bill. If you have elderly relatives or family that isn't tech savvy, take the time to fill them in on this scam. Chinese government scam
This scam is aimed at Chinese people living in Europe and North America, and involves a voicemail from someone claiming to be associated with the Chinese government, usually through the Chinese consulate/embassy, who is threatening legal action or making general threats. Chinese shipping scam
This scam is similar to the Chinese government scam, but involves a seized/suspicious package, and the scammers will connect the victim to other scammers posing as Chinese government investigators. Social security suspension scam
You will receive a call from someone claiming to work for the government regarding suspicious activity, fraud, or serious crimes connected to your social security number. You'll be asked to speak to an operator and the operator will explain the steps you need to follow in order to fix the problems. It's all a scam, and will lead to you losing money and could lead to identity theft if you give them private financial information. Utilities cutoff
You get a call from someone who claims that they are from your utility company, and they claim that your utilities will be shut off unless you immediately pay. The scammer will usually ask for payment via gift cards, although they may ask for payment in other ways, such as Western Union or bitcoin. Relative in custody
Scammer claims to be the police, and they have your son/daughtenephew/estranged twin in custody. You need to post bail (for some reason in iTunes gift cards or MoneyGram) immediately or the consequences will never be the same
. Mexican family scam
This scam comes in many different flavours, but always involves someone in your family and Mexico. Sometimes the scammer will claim that your family member has been detained, sometimes the scammer will claim that your family member has been kidnapped, and sometimes the scammer will claim that your family member is injured and needs help. General family scams
Scammers will gather a large amount of information about you and target your family members using different stories with the goal of gettimg them to send money. One ring scam
Scammers will call you from an international number with the goal of getting you to return their call, causing you to incur expensive calling fees.
Online shopping scams THE GOLDEN RULE OF ONLINE SHOPPING: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Dropshipping
An ad on reddit or social media sites like Facebook and Instagram offers items at huge discounts or even free (sometimes requiring you to reblog or like their page). They just ask you to pay shipping. The scam: The item will turn out to be very low quality and will take weeks or even months to arrive. Sometimes the item never arrives, and the store disappears or stops responding. The seller drop-ships the item from China. The item may only cost a few dollars, and the Chinese government actually pays for the shipping. You end up paying $10-$15 dollars for a $4 item, with the scammer keeping the profit. If you find one of these scams but really have your heart set on the item, you can find it on AliExpress or another Chinese retailer. Influencer scams
A user will reach out to you on a social media platform, usually Instagram, and offer you the chance to partner with them and receive a free/discounted product, as long as you pay shipping. This is a different version of the dropshipping scam, and is just a marketing technique to get you to buy their products. Triangulation fraud
Triangulation fraud occurs when you make a purchase on a site like Amazon or eBay for an item at a lower than market price, and receive an item that was clearly purchased new at full price. The scammer uses a stolen credit card to order your item, while the money from the listing is almost all profit for the scammer. Instagram influencer scams
Someone will message you on Instagram asking you to promote their products, and offering you a discount code. The items are Chinese junk, and the offer is made to many people at a time. Cheap Items
Many websites pop up and offer expensive products, including electronics, clothes, watches, sunglasses, and shoes at very low prices. The scam: Some sites are selling cheap knock-offs. Some will just take your money and run. What to do if you think you're involved with this scam: Contact your bank or credit card and dispute the charge. How to avoid: The sites often have every brand-name shoe or fashion item (Air Jordan, Yeezy, Gucci, etc) in stock and often at a discounted price. The site will claim to be an outlet for a major brand or even a specific line or item. The site will have images at the bottom claiming to be Secured by Norton or various official payment processors but not actual links. The site will have poor grammar and a mish-mash of categories. Recently, established websites will get hacked or their domain name jacked and turned into scam stores, meaning the domain name of the store will be completely unrelated to the items they're selling. If the deal sounds too good to be true it probably is. Nobody is offering brand new iPhones or Beats or Nintendo Switches for 75% off. Cheap Amazon 3rd Party Items
You're on Amazon or maybe just Googling for an item and you see it for an unbelievable price from a third-party seller. You know Amazon has your back so you order it. The scam: One of three things usually happen: 1) The seller marks the items as shipped and sends a fake tracking number. Amazon releases the funds to the seller, and the seller disappears. Amazon ultimately refunds your money. 2) The seller immediately cancels the order and instructs you to re-order the item directly from their website, usually with the guarantee that the order is still protected by Amazon. The seller takes your money and runs. Amazon informs you that they do not offer protection on items sold outside of Amazon and cannot help you. 2) The seller immediately cancels the order and instructs you to instead send payment via an unused Amazon gift card by sending the code on the back via email. Once the seller uses the code, the money on the card is gone and cannot be refunded. How to avoid: These scammers can be identified by looking at their Amazon storefronts. They'll be brand new sellers offering a wide range of items at unbelievable prices. Usually their Amazon names will be gibberish, or a variation on FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME. Occasionally however, established storefronts will be hacked. If the deal is too good to be true its most likely a scam. Scams on eBay
There are scams on eBay targeting both buyers and sellers. As a seller, you should look out for people who privately message you regarding the order, especially if they ask you to ship to a different address or ask to negotiate via text/email/a messaging service. As a buyer you should look out for new accounts selling in-demand items, established accounts selling in-demand items that they have no previous connection to (you can check their feedback history for a general idea of what they bought/sold in the past), and lookout for people who ask you to go off eBay and use another service to complete the transaction. In many cases you will receive a fake tracking number and your money will be help up for up to a month. Scams on Amazon
There are scams on Amazon targeting both buyers and sellers. As a seller, you should look out for people who message you about a listing. As a buyer you should look out for listings that have an email address for you to contact the person to complete the transaction, and you should look out for cheap listings of in-demand items. Scams on Reddit
Reddit accounts are frequently purchased and sold by fraudsters who wish to use the high karma count + the age of the account to scam people on buy/sell subreddits. You need to take precautions and be safe whenever you are making a transaction online. Computer scams Virus scam
A popup or other ad will say that you have a virus and you need to follow their advice in order to remove it. They are lying, and either want you to install malware or pay for their software.
Assorted scams Chinese Brushing / direct shipping
If you have ever received an unsolicited small package from China, your address was used to brush
. Vendors place fake orders for their own products and send out the orders so that they can increase their ratings. Money flipping
Scammer claims to be a banking insider who can double/triple/bazoople any amount of money you send them, with no consequences of any kind. Obviously, the money disappears into their wallet the moment you send it.
Site to report scams in the United Kingdom: http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
Site to report scams in the United States: https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
Site to report scams in Canada: www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/reportincident-signalerincident/index-eng.htm
Site to report scams in Europe: https://www.europol.europa.eu/report-a-crime/report-cybercrime-online
FTC scam alerts: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts
Microsoft's anti-scam guide: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx https://www.usa.gov/common-scams-frauds https://www.usa.gov/scams-and-frauds https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-fraud-schemes
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2020.10.26 05:06 BusyRing3 This is a big lesson to me.
yes.... I have the courage to actually make a big confession.
Let me start by saying that about 6 years ago I met this guy by accident, yes..... plain accident!!! Honestly I wasn't looking.. and somehow we got into a relationship with a guy 15 years older than me. This has been the deepest relationship I have ever had in MY LIFE!! why ?? I got to experience how's like to have sex with someone I actually loved, and basically experience love to a deeper level. How ? it got to a point where, we got to accept each other just like each one of us is. Which is a very hard thing to come by. Moreover, not everything has been a peach cobbler. ( I am very aware of that) honestly I have dropped this relationship, and dated other people ( nothing serious) in one instance, I dated this guy in New Jersey (I'm from NYC) well..... we ended up having an argument at 11PM in Jersey with the "new guy" (middle of nowhere) I was totally stuck!!!! Guess who picked me up ? yes! this man traveled all the way from Brooklyn to Jersey, and basically rescued me.
On the other hand, because of misunderstandings, and disagreements about 5 months ago we broke up again, but this time around I got into a relationship with this other guy which honestly had a lot of money, and was willing to spend it. Moreover, the biggest turn off was how insecure, and BIG TIME JEALOUS he IS! oh my.... and the other day, while I was at one of the best spas getting the best of the best. I was thinking about my ex, specially on how he gave me FREEDOM!!! on how he never ever mentioned on who I was texting, or if I was looking at someone. Nostalgia hit me big time!!! by the way, I was with my "new boyfriend" so I decided to go to the ladies bathroom, and give him a call from a blocked number. It did not take long for him to pick up, and I said: Listen, I am kidnapped, cannot talk for long. I just want to see you, and make sure you are ok. Even though his voice changed, because he understood I was with someone else. He agreed.... The next morning, I got into a huge argument with the new guy, because of his pshyco jealousy was out of hand, gratefully we broke up.... and on the same day ( afternoon) I was sitting on a restaurant with my ex. He simply said the kindest words. Busyring.. is not worth it for you to be stressed, calm down, you have gone through rougher times before, is this individual still around ? (NO). I just felt like a soft breeze running through my face, because this man didn't judge me, he just gave me comfort, hugged me, gave me 85 kisses, and bought me dinner. Crazy as it sounds. I honestly love this man!
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2020.10.26 01:11 CMPunkTHEMAN434 Defending Otis and Maeve & a realistic view.
Everyone is entitled to their opinions. But this is mines. Whether you agree or not I’m just giving my point of view.
I love storytelling like every else but we have to be truthful and realistic here.
First and foremost I LOVE Sex Education. I’m not trying to be negative. I would love the show to continue for many season but let’s be realistic. I think it’s a good show. Fleshed out characters too. Lot’s of stuff happening. But in regards to Otis and Maeve getting together, and the overall future of the show. and WHY I think it should be mid season, (Episode 4-5) is far better than waiting until the end. And why it’s important to actually listen to the fans.
First of all: Let’s consider the actors ages, and the timescale of these seasons, let’s say the show goes 6 seasons like everyone claims it will. ASA will be 27-28. Emma who was born in the same year as me. Will be 28-29. Ncuti will be 32-33. That’s A LOT of years for a show that ONLY produces 8 episodes per season per year. It’s not feasible at all. I don’t think the show goes past 4 seasons. They will be lucky to even get a 5th. The actors will all get opportunities away from the show. It’s just a fact. Emma is already taking on other acting roles. So is Gillian Anderson. Ncuti has made it known he wants to be an American actor ASAP. How long will any of these people really will want to continue doing the show? That’s a good question to ask.
Season 2 ending was a HIGHLY LACKLUSTRE ending. They made everyone look stupid for being involved. They made Otis and Meave look like idiots. Otis for foolishly telling Icaac about “The voicemail” Meave for leaving her phone behind when walking in the night time. BY HERSELF AS A FEMALE TOO. Everyone hated the ending. The fans and the actors themselves.
Otis and Meave, the whole point of my argument. A lot of fans having been waiting since the very first episode. To drag and prolong their relationship until the end of the season and THEN Making the audiences wait another 12-18 months for a 4th season is A BIG ASK. A big ask that a lot of people will not accept. The whole “will they/won’t they” thing is getting old and played out. You can’t keep this up and expect people to remain interested in the show. Strike while the iron is hot. Pull the trigger while people still care. The actors are only contractually obligated for a number of seasons (3). Netflix could always cancel the show. You never know with Netflix.
The whole concept of “Sex Education is about life lessons” is baffling. I don’t watch SE for the life lessons. If we all wanted life lessons we would Google it on the internet. Not from a Netflix show. Once again not trying to be negative but it has to be said.
I’ll use Brooklyn Nine Nine’s own Jake and Amy as an example of a TV show relationship done RIGHT. They got together in Season 3 episode 1. After having their first kiss on Season 2 Episode 23. They don’t have constant unnecessary drama or anything. In fact, BOTH characters become much more interesting when they DO become a couple. B99 knew what the fans wanted and gave it to them. Now Brooklyn 99 is on it’s 8th season and Jake and Amy are STILL together and there is a reason for that. The audience aren’t subjected to unnecessary drama from the main characters as a way to make the show interesting. Not once did they ever break up or even hint about it.
Sex Education will not lose viewers if Otis and Meave get together. They WILL if they keep dragging This.
It’s like waiting for a movie that you already know the ending of. Waste of time.
Otis and Meave getting together mid season is the right way to go.
A lot of people are saying “they need to go through stuff before the become a couple” like what? There’s Literally NOTHING stopping them from being a couple. That’s just lazy booking and storytelling
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2020.10.24 18:13 drhusy [m4f] 45. Brooklyn. Sexy white bwc daddy looking for younger for hot kinky hotel room sex tonight
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2020.10.24 05:27 hopingtobehappysoon_ funny shows/movies without s*x scenes
i recently went through some traumatic stuff and i find that sex scenes really trigger me. does anyone know of any funny tv shows/movies without any aggressive and super graphic scenes? i love shows like friends, brooklyn 99, dead to me, and santa clarita diet. i love comedies. i have just about every streaming site so if you have a suggestion please provide where i can watch it too. please help. i need an escape. thank you🌷
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2020.10.24 02:59 HotPotatoBreath 21 [M4A] #Brooklyn - cuddles & kisses?
I'm looking for someone to kiss and cuddle with. Someone I can sit on my lap and makeout with, or cuddle on the couch, or smoke and watch Netflix (or Hulu.. or HBO Max, cause ya boi got options.) Someone I can spend the whole day with without getting tired of them (and vice versa.) Please don't text me demanding pics if you haven't sent any.
I don't care for sex much, so there's that. Im a top if it gets there though.
About me: 21, black, stocky (but not huge), and I can host in Brooklyn.
(ideally looking for someone around my age.)
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2020.10.24 02:57 HotPotatoBreath 21 - Brooklyn Cuddles?
I'm looking for someone to kiss and cuddle with. Someone I can sit on my lap and makeout with, or cuddle on the couch, or smoke and watch Netflix (or Hulu.. or HBO Max, cause ya boi got options.) Someone I can spend the whole day with without getting tired of them (and vice versa.) Please don't text me demanding pics if you haven't sent any.
I don't care for sex much, so there's that. Im a top if it gets there though.
About me: 21, black, stocky (but not huge), and I can host in Brooklyn.
(ideally looking for someone around my age.)
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2020.10.21 20:09 ChelseeaRace05 Chelsea's Drag Race Season 1 Episode 3: The Snatch Game
Previously on Chelseas Drag Race, The Queens competed in rival girl groups as the bond between Bela and Cece have grown the hatred on Jina with the girls about her being very rude has grown. In Untucked we got to see some more personality from Stormy. In the critiques the judges think Brittany improved and found Soshi K-Pop Performance breathtaking but it was actually Cece Dreamz who bagged the win this week, Reese had negative critiques as the judges wanna see more than just an amazing runway and was ultimately declared safe, Now we are on the lip-sync. The Lip-Sync starts, Worth it by Fifth Harmony. The beat starts Klaritea goes hard selling sex while not going too messy and looks very seducing as it hits the rap part she starts to struggle, While Jina is twerking and giving a comedic side to the song Worth It what is a risky but different approach but the judges look impressed. The Lip-Sync stops Just Jina, Shantay You Stay Jina screams as she runs off happy, Bella looks like she thinks it is the biggest facecrack of the century. Klaritea, My Sex Goddess, I am sorry my dear but this is not your time now sashay away. She makes one more sex noise "Who is gonna be the trade of the season now" Klaritea: It is more than disappointing to be out of the competition this early, I had so much more to give. I did deserve the bottom but I killed the lip-sync, But anyway I am off to get my well deserved chicken wings, I am grateful to have this opportunity and will happily to do all stars! If I get offered which lets be real I won't She kissed the mirror Lip-Stick Message - KlariteaForSeason2Xoxoxox
- Chelsea: Ladies My Final 8, You have all now made it to episode 3 now well done and let the music play PROMO IS SHOWN FOR EPISODE 3 -
- The Remaining 8 Queens walk into the workroom "Bitch, JESUS SAVED ME TODAY HOLY HELL" Jina shouts Just Jina: I am like so happy to be here, but I now know I need to do better to work in teams but I feel like I can, I am still going to talk all that talk tho cause that is who I am. "Poor Kalritea" Jina says sarcastically as she wipes the floor Bela C. Tela: I don't care that Jina is still here, I just hate her big ass mouth you know what I mean, But I will leave the drama the now unless she wants to come for me. "That was a close one" Reese says with a sad face "I thought my rap was bad, I just didn't know how bad the judges were gonna think it was, I think I need to show more comedy even though I think I am pretty funny in the workroom" "I don't think it is cause you aren't funny, I just think it lacklustred, like it kinda was a bit talentless" Jina says "Jina, the word talentless is only used for you darling, we only know you learned that word is because you have got called it so many times" Reese strikes back Lime: GET HER REESE, MY QUEEN "Don't start today Jina, none of us are in the mood for your strive to get screen-time" Soshi sighs "Anyway" Bela says with awkwardness "Lets congratulate, My Girl with her win this week, Well done Cece" "It feels great, to be like one of the top contenders now in this competition and I felt like our whole team did have a good concept so I feel lucky to be picked as the winner" Cece smiles "You should be proud I thought I done good but when I saw you I was like yeah I haven't won" Brittiany compliments "Honestly Brittany I think you are really talented your so funny, I just think the runway needs a bit of a tweak" Cece gives some critical advice "Thank You" Brittiany smiles "I just think I focus so much on my performance and everything, like I just don't think about my look" Brittiany takes it as good advice "But before we start to get ready, we should just say how much Soshi K-Pop Fantasy was" Lime gets some attention on Soshi "Yes BITCH, When I heard you sing in Korean, I was like I don't know what the hell she was saying but I am entertained" Cece compliments "I feel good, I thought I was gonna win and I do think I deserved it over you Cece but that is the game but I wouldn't ever want to discredit your win" Soshi is being real "Your honesty is good, I think it is a hard competition" Cece doesn't take it as something bad The Queens start to get ready Soshi Sochic: I am not petty, I think Cece done amazing. But we all know who is next to go Ms Jina or Stormy. I do like Stormy I just feel like she always fades into the background so we will see.
-- THE QUEENS ENTER THE WORKROOM Stromy is telling the girls how much she hopes it is snatch game so she can show her real impersonation because it is a strength of hers and Jina is joking about how she is boring, while the other girls seem to just be fed up of Jina. Chelsea Enters The Workroom Chelsea: Hey Ladies, For Today Mini Challange, Yous will be taking part in READING IS FUNDAMENTAL Bela C. Tela: HAHAHHAHA, I bet you the girls are gonna tear Jina down. Chelsea: The Winner Of The Mini Challange, Is Cece Dreamz Cece Dreamz: Two Wins In A Row, DO IT LIKE ME Chelsea: Anyway Ladies, This week you will be playing the SNATCH GAME, Where you will have to impersonate a famous person and then yous will be strutting down the runway in your BEST DRAG, This week is very important ladies, This is what represents the real top contenders. Good Luck and Don't Fuck It Up Reese Cupz: After Last Weeks Mess, This is the best chance for me to show a bit of my comeidsh side, omg did I juts make up a word. Stormy Jean: I am gonna be safe and go with the person I am known for Tina Turner cause I am a Tina impersonator - Lime Soda As Drew Barrymore Just Jina as Queen Of Brooklyn Aka BKtidalwave Stormy Jean as Tina Turner Brittany Biotch as Brittany Spears Reese Cupz as Katy Perry Cece Dreamz as Tiffiany New York Pollard Soshi Sochic as Kim Chi Bela C. Tela as Wednesday Addams -
|Contestant ||Comedy ||Impersonation ||Improv ||Average |
|Lime Soda ||7 ||6 ||11 ||8 |
|Just Jina ||3 ||10 ||7 ||6.66 |
|Stormy Jean ||4 ||1 ||6 ||3.66 |
|Brittany Biotch ||2 ||5 ||6 ||4.33 |
|Reese Cupz ||10 ||8 ||7 ||8.33 |
|Cece Dreamz ||8 ||6 ||11 ||8.33 |
|Soshi Sochic ||6 ||7 ||11 ||8 |
|Bela C. Tela ||3 ||7 ||8 ||6 |
|Contestant ||Outfits/Styling |
|Lime Soda ||2 |
|Just Jina ||11 |
|Stormy Jean ||5 |
|Brittany Biotch ||9 |
|Reese Cupz ||2 |
|Cece Dreamz ||7 |
|Soshi Sochic ||2 |
|Bela C. Tela ||6 |
- Vote Here Spreadsheet
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2020.10.21 18:58 WeirdMorning5398 Moving to NJ (I know this has been done before-but things have changed!?)
My partner and I are making the move to NJ from Brooklyn. She has family in Middletown, Old Bridge, and Howell. I’m a Long Island native with family on the north shore. We’ve been in Brooklyn for many years and although we love the city life, the pros of moving to the burbs have finally outweighed the cons of staying put (I’m sure I’ll get some negative feedback on that one). In any case, we are both lawyers who (at some point after the pandemic) will return to our offices. I’m at rock center and she’s fidi near world trade center 4. As this post usually goes, we are looking for a reasonable commute (at most 1 hour) and a nice town. We are in our mid to late 20s and with some rather large law school loans and small savings, we are looking for a house in the 400-475 range. We understand with that number our options are limited and we’ll likely (overtime) fix up the house. We’d like something with a decent amount of land and space. We’d like to not be on top of our neighbors. We have an xl dog who needs a big backyard. Lastly, we’d like to be 40 min or less from family located in Middletown and Old Bridge and no more than two hours from my rents on LI. From research I’ve done thus far, Westfield, Summit, and Metuchen won’t get us the space we are looking for. I’ve seen some houses in Cranford, Maplewood, and Rahway, but sufficient land can be hard to come by at our price range. I’ve recently been looking into Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, and Watchung. It appears there is more land there. But I haven’t really seen much online about the town life in those places. I should add that we are a same-sex couple and while that shouldn’t make a difference, we’d like to live in a town that we can feel safe and welcomed. Being from LI I know certain towns are more conservative but I’m not sure how it works in NJ. So if anyone has any info on the sense of community in Berkeley heights, mountainside, and any of the other towns, I’d really appreciate it. Also any info on what town would be best for our price range/commute would be awesome.
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2020.10.21 08:34 ALiddleBiddle Documents in Ghislaine Maxwell criminal case expected to be released by Thursday (Reuters)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday ordered the release of a deposition that British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell gave in 2016 related to her dealings with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, and which she had fought to keep under wraps.
TUE OCT 20, 2020 / 6:56 PM EDT
Documents in Ghislaine Maxwell criminal case expected to be released by Thursday
U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan directed that a transcript of Maxwell's testimony and other documents be released by 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) on Thursday.
The documents came from a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit against Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, who accused Maxwell of aiding Epstein in grooming and trafficking her for sex with him and other wealthy, powerful men.
Preska had earlier on Tuesday ordered an immediate unsealing of the April 2016 deposition, but pushed back the timetable after Maxwell's lawyers objected. The judge said lawyers for Maxwell and Giuffre should in the meantime work out any disputes.
On Monday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected what it called Maxwell's "meritless" arguments that her interests outweighed the presumption that the public had a right to see her deposition.
Lawyers for Maxwell had argued that the deposition contained intimate and sensitive information, and that releasing it would violate her right against self-incrimination and could generate negative publicity imperiling her ability to get a fair trial.
Maxwell, 58, has pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and groom underage girls for sex in the mid-1990s, and not guilty to perjury for denying her involvement under oath.
She is being held in a Brooklyn jail, and if convicted could face 35 years in prison. Her trial is scheduled for next July.Epstein killed himself in August 2019 at a Manhattan jail while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges.
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2020.10.20 06:06 JudgementalButCute Purely in term of TV/entertainment, what has helped you during this difficult year to stay sane, helped your mental health positively & have something to look forward to / made you happy?
1) TV Shows - Brooklyn-99, Schitts Creek, The Office
2) Music - ARR, Ilayaraja, Cigarettes After Sex, Taylor Swift
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2020.10.19 21:54 pop-hitman I (30M) am having trouble understanding my (36F)'s intentions and plans, or if she even likes me?!
So I am going to try to keep this short and sweet. I have been seeing this girl I met on bumble for about 9 months. When we met, things we're of course just starting up for COVID, and us living in a big city decided to maintain our separtate houses but hangout primarily with each other.
Our first date was amazing.. like probably my best one ever. As was our second date. We spent a lot of time together, and because of COVID, i feel like things progressed probably faster than I intended. Shortly after those dates, I started noticing her being more distant, less affection, she will have sex but its pretty much me kissing her, picking her up, placing her on the bed, getting her aroused, helping her finish, then having sex. Its not that fun for me.
Fast forward a month or so, things are still going well, but our city is becoming a madhouse. We both decide we want to move out of the city. She offers her parents farmhouse in another state. I am excited at the prospect of us together in the country, spending time together, getting to know each other without stress or distractions, etc.
Well we get there and its a mess. Mouse crap and snake skins everywhere. I want to leave but agree that I dont want to abandon her there so I stick it out for a week or so. After the second night, because we are both having trouble sleeping, she asks me to sleep in another bedroom. It was weird and hurt but I figured it was best for both of us. At that point all affection and sex stops. We are pretty much roomates in a house neither of us want to be in, and we feel stuck.
I tell her its probably best I go back to my parents house for a few days while her friend visits. She then tells me not to come back for a while because shes afraid I've been infected by hugging my mom that works in a hospital.
I come back to the farm house and it is even colder than before. Still no sleeping in the same bed. No cuddling. I bring up the fact that we are essentially roomates and I dont feel like she even wants me around. After asking if she's attracted to me or wants to be intimate or expiriment, she tells me:"I've had sex with a lot of people, like a lot. They've never had issues with it. But honestly I feel like I've already done everything I've ever wanted to sexually."
That hurts, so I head back to my hometown and move into a house that my father owns for a bit. I try to make it comfortable, and ask her to come visit. She does come. And shes really sweet. She brings me a bunch of stuff for my place, stays for a few days, we dont have much sex but it was still a really nice time doing things we enjoy.
We talk over the next few weeks, then go back to our home city to pick up some belongings together. While shes there she also acts weird. Cancels a date last minute, then goes by her self and does what we had planned to do and posts on instagram how amazing self care is. The next night, she goes out with her friend (that I like very much) but is a male and regularly hits on her, comments on her pictures she's beautiful, etc... They stay out until midnight in the park close to our house (in brooklyn). I trust her and doubt anything happened, but the fact that she doesn't see anything wrong with that is a big red flag.
But that was months ago. Now our relationship is text messaging. I asked to increase our intimacy if we're going to be far away from each other. I suggested sexy texting, phone calls, sending each other pictures, etc. She said okay. I would try to initiate and it would be nothing. I would get frustrated and ask her for a picture (i know not sexy) and she would say, you send me one first...
The trouble with that is, if you look on her instagram, she is consitently taking pictures of herself (its literally everyday) in sexy poses or wearing yoga pants (she has a big fanclub apparently of her in yoga pants). It crushes me to go to her profile, and a new picture or her, some long-winded caption, a bunch of guys telling her how hot she is and then pick up my phone and its a two word answer from yesterday saying how she's too tired to have a date night tonight.
Am I wasting my time? Am I being selfish? She does do nice things for me from time to time but most of her effort goes into her self and her friendships. She doesn't seem to be interested in sex or intimacy at all, and is only friends with other females who are gay. I love them all but the reason I say that is the only time she has talk fondly of sex is when she talks about when she did it once with a woman. My friends think she may just not realize shes either gay or asexual and either way the path forward is to be kind, not angry.
TLDR: I think my older girlfriend either doesn't like me, asexual or gay and doesn't know it yet. Is there anything I can do to, make being sexual easier for her, and if not get her to open up about why it isn't easy?
Am I a total pushover?
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2020.10.18 21:28 Odd_directions There's a day hidden between the days
I’ve stumbled upon something that concerns everyone, something so disturbing that falling asleep will forever remain a terrifying ordeal to anyone who knows about it. It’s all around us – an omnipresent horror – and yet it’s nowhere to be seen. I’m not here to explain it – I’ll leave that to someone more suited for the task – I’m only here as an involuntary witness.
My awakening, which is what I’ve come to call it, happened yesterday. I was homesick in my small New York apartment. I was on the couch in my underwear watching the news, drowning in tissues and eating cereal even though it was dinner time. It was a typical sick day for a bachelor in his thirties, that is: completely uninteresting. That’s partly why this is so difficult to explain. There weren’t any warning signs, not even an uneasy feeling. I went to bed early, expecting the next day to be a repetition of the day that had passed, and I was lulled to sleep by the ambient sound of the New York traffic outside my window.
Startled, I woke up to the unusual sound of silence. My heart was beating rapidly as if I had already noticed that something was wrong. A bluish, electric light shone through the window like a lightning bolt had been frozen in time outside. I looked at the alarm clock on my nightstand. It said it was midnight, but I soon realized that the clock had stopped.
I felt a bit feverish, but I was clearheaded enough to tell the difference between a dream and reality. The light from outside, combined with the eerie silence, confused me. I got out of bed with a groan. First, I sat on the ledge and tried to collect my thoughts, and then I walked up to the window to see where the light came from.
I expected a huge spotlight pointed at my window, but that wasn’t it. The strange voltaic light covered the entire city, as far as I could see, but even though the light was everywhere it didn’t seem to come from anywhere. Down on the street, I saw that every car had stopped and been abandoned with their doors still open. Did I miss an emergency alert?
I couldn’t fathom what was going on.
Two people, a man and a woman, stood on the sidewalk. I was relieved to see them, but after watching them for a while I realized that they weren’t doing anything. They were just standing there, like mannequins. I turned on the TV to see if there were any news about what was going on. They were sending live, which was expected given that the news channel was broadcasting all the time, but the news anchor wasn’t saying anything. She stared into the camera without blinking a single time. The blue-white light from the outside illuminated the right side of her face.
From the left, something strange entered the frame. It looked like a tentacle, but it didn’t have any texture. It was pitch black. It slowly moved toward the woman’s head. Its movements were fluid, almost as if it wasn’t affected by gravity. Even though I knew that the woman was sitting in a studio several miles away, it still felt uncomfortable being stared down by her while that thing approached her from the side. I flinched when the tentacle effortlessly, without causing any physical damage, entered the side of her head. It just phased through it. A shadow from something large nearby fell over her, and then she let out a senseless scream of horror.
I immediately turned the television off, almost dropping the remote. What the fuck was that?
My mind was in a disarray. I looked out the window again. The people were still standing there, motionless. I noticed a few more people inside the cars. The traffic lights had stopped, just as my clock. It was as if everything had been frozen in place.
I stepped away from the window. A shadow had appeared on the ground. I carefully peeked outside to see what cast it. It slowly moved into view. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was a huge, squid-like being floating above the ground. I recognized its tentacles from what I had seen on the television. It approached the people standing on the sidewalk and slid two of its tentacles into their heads. They didn’t seem to notice anything of what was going on.
This time, there wasn’t any screaming. The couple just took off all of their clothes and walked away, as if controlled by the being floating above them. I tried to see where it was taking them, but they walked out of view. Next, another black squid appeared. It phased through a building, just as if it didn’t exist on the same plane of existence as ordinary matter. This made me feel unsafe. It meant that there was no way to keep them outside. They could just float into my apartment at any moment.
I sat down with my back against the wall. My thoughts touched upon every possibility I could think of, everything from a sudden onset of insanity to an alien invasion. I crawled into my bathroom and lay down in the tub. It wasn’t safer there, of course, it just felt that way. I couldn’t tell for how long I stayed there, but it must have been for at least half a day. After that, in a blink of an eye, the strange light shining into my apartment disappeared and the sounds of the city returned. I picked up my phone and looked at the display until it finally showed one minute past midnight.
Tired, I climbed up from the tub and looked out the window. Everything seemed to be back to normal. The cars drove by like normal. No one had noticed the mysterious twelve hours that I had just experienced. Except… The couple that had been led away by those beings weren’t there anymore. They never returned.
As you can probably understand, it felt as if my entire world had fallen apart. I quickly put on a pair of sweatpants together with my stained robe and ran outside. People stared at me condescendingly as soon as I exited the building. I didn’t care. I needed answers. Someone must have seen the couple vanish from the sidewalk, I thought. I ran up to a cab and approached the driver.
“Excuse me!” I yelled even though I tried to speak normally. “I live next door and, um–“ The driver looked at me as if I was a meth addict. I didn’t blame him. “Did you see the couple that stood right there?” I pointed at the spot where they had been standing. “I saw them from the window, but–”
“I didn’t see any couple,” the man said.
“Are you sure because–“
“Dude,” he said. “I’ve been staring in that direction since I parked here and I didn’t see any goddamn couple.”
“But they took off their clothes!” I said. “How could you have missed that? Look, the clothes are right there!”
I picked them up from the ground and showed him.
“Hey, dude, don’t bring that trash into my car!”
“But they were right there!” I yelled. “Hey, you there!” I turned to a lady waiting for the bus on the other side of the street. “Did you see the couple standing over there?”
The woman shook her head dismissively.
“Freaking crackhead,” I heard the driver whisper before he drove away from me.
I felt stupid, even though I was sure I was right. The clothes on the ground proved it. I saw that couple take them off. If that was a hallucination, I thought, the clothes wouldn’t be here now. I returned to my apartment and turned on the television again. The news anchor reported on the news, as usual, oblivious of the tentacle in her head that had made her scream earlier.
I sat down on my bed and tried to make sense of what had happened, but I was too tired to think. I hadn’t slept for an entire day worth of time, and yet no time had passed at all. The only thought I managed to produce before I nodded off was that I had been stuck on some kind of surreal crossroads between this day and the day before. I had no idea if that was a proper way to describe it, it was merely how it felt. After I woke up – in the middle of the day – my experience from midnight lingered in my mind.
I managed to think about it a bit more clearly now that I had slept, although I still couldn’t make heads or tails of it. It was just as if the entire world had been put on pause during those hours, allowing those horrible creatures to do whatever they liked to us. I left my apartment to get some air. The woman’s dress was still laying on the street, blowing across the sidewalk with the wind. Did anyone miss her, or had she disappeared from everyone’s mind just as she had disappeared from the world? Questions like that bounced around in my head. I stopped at a street corner and looked up at the sun with squinted eyes. This was something more than even the most far-out theory I could imagine, such as an alien invasion. It concerned reality itself. How else could the entire sky have turned into that strange, electric blue? The normal sky felt off somehow now. It didn’t look any different, but after having seen what I had seen earlier I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was nothing more than a picture projected on a vast screen. It left me with the claustrophobic feeling of being trapped between the walls of a house without an outside. It made me dizzy. I couldn’t stay outside, because it didn’t feel like outside anymore, and I ran home again.
Later, as the watch on my wall slowly approached midnight, I considered taking some sleeping pills. I didn’t want to wake up in the same, strange in-between–day as before. In the end, however, I decided against it. I needed to know if it would happen again or if it had just been a one-time thing. So I sat at my kitchen table, anxiously waiting for the final hour of the day to strike.
The blue light flooded my apartment the same instant the watch on the wall stopped ticking. It wasn’t over. Just moments later, one of the enormous, floating squids passed through my living room. I froze in my place as I watched it exit through the wall on the other side of the room. This can’t be happening, this can’t be happening, this can’t be happening
. I wanted to escape, to run away, but there was nowhere to go. What if they saw that I had broken free from the state of trance that everyone else seemed to be in. Everyone else?
I sneaked over to my computer and watched a live broadcast on the BBC. The same thing was happening there. A man had stopped moving in the middle of an interview, but he was still talking. It wasn’t English, though, but some kind of gibberish. Tower Bridge was visible behind him, and several creatures soared in the air around it. Just to make sure this was a truly global phenomenon, I went to YouTube and clicked my way to a live stream of the Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo. All the cars had stopped, and the black cabs reflected the buzzing, blue sky. The people either stood perfectly still or walked around in strange patterns. One of them laughed hysterically.
A noise came from upstairs. I quickly closed the laptop, afraid that someone might have heard me. It sounded like a struggle. A frail, old lady lived in the apartment above. I couldn’t imagine her being capable of making those sounds. Worrying that she might be in trouble, and also because I wanted some answers, I decided to sneak up to her floor and see what was going on. The hallway outside my front door was silent and vaguely illuminated by the strange light from the outside. Ascending the stairs, the atmosphere got more and more electric. I slowly approached my neighbor’s door and put my ear to it. Her apartment was quiet now. I looked through the letter slot. At first, I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary, but then a flickering shadow on the floor caught my attention. I stood outside the door for a few moments, hesitating, before I decided to try and open it. Perhaps my neighbor was awake just like me, I thought as I slowly turned the doorknob.
“R-ruth?” I whispered.
I didn’t see her, just the strange flickering shadow on top of the Persian carpet. Then I looked up at the ceiling. Ruth, completely undressed, was spinning around at ludicrous speed in the middle of the air. For a few seconds, I just stood there and looked at her in disbelief, but then – which was common for her when she walked down the hallways with her walker – she urinated. The entire room was sprayed with her piss, and some of it landed on my face. I quickly withdrew from there and ran back to my room where I made sure to clean myself.
I looked out the window. Was I truly the only one awake, able to see what was going on? I picked up my phone and tried to make a phone call to a friend. I didn’t expect it to work, but after about five ringtones he picked up. I was overwhelmed with relief.
“Yes?” he said.
“Hey, man, it’s me–“ I said, but was interrupted.
“Yes?” he repeated.
“Are you seeing what is going on?! I mean, it’s like the entire world has turned into–“
“I’m a forester, not a historian.”
“E-excuse me?” I said, feeling my panic coming back.
“Following the direction of the screaming, you’ll find the big, black moose’s head at the entrance of a tunnel.“
He was clearly not himself.
“Come on man, snap out of it!” I said, holding back my tears.
“Please return me to my original form... please.”
He sounded less robotic now. Did I somehow wake him up?
“You there, man?!” I yelled. “Stay with me, okay, I’ll–“
“The muscles of my limbs are stretched to their limits.”
He was sobbing now, whispering the words into his phone.
“Are you hurt, man?” I asked. “Did one of those creatures–“
“As I am dying, my internal organs shift inside…”
He was crying now.
“Shit, man…” I didn’t know what more to say. “Listen, don’t go anywhere.” I looked around for my car keys. “I’m coming to–“
“I can feel them shifting in my flesh, and the sheer mass of it is so great that it shakes the grounds as I stagger and tremble to my feet.” I listened to him while I grabbed my car keys from the cabinet in the living room. “If only there were a way I could stop the things in front of me!”
“W-what,” I said, “what’s in front of you?!”
“The smell of blood surrounds me.” He kept talking as if he didn’t hear me. “Blood and death. It’s everywhere. Bodies of the living are coagulated and blood gushes from their wounds.”
“Are you at your place?”
The dullness in his voice was back.
“Stay with me, man!” I said. “Don’t–“
“I’m a forester, not a historian.”
“What does that mean?!” I yelled. “I’m coming!”
The only response I got to that was a petrifying scream, and then the phone call ended abruptly.
Outside, I immediately noticed the lack of weather. There weren’t any winds, and the temperature was the same as inside. The pigeons on the sidewalk had stopped, just as if someone had put them on pause, and a little boy stood in the street corner making jazz-hands over and over and over again while blood dripped from his nose. I didn’t know how to blend in since everyone was acting erratically, so I didn’t even try. I just ran to my car, put the key in, and started the engine. But before I could drive away, the little boy jumped in front of the car – still making jazz-hands – and blocked my way. More people gathered around the car, mumbling nonsensical words.
I climbed on top of my car through the sunroof. An airplane was frozen in the middle of the sky and one of the horrifying creatures was leading one of the passengers outside with its tentacles. I had nowhere to go. The people weren’t attacking me, but they made sure I couldn’t escape from where I was. One of the creatures came floating by, casting its enormous shadow on the street. Did they know about me? I stood on my car's roof, yelling at the people to wake up until my voice failed me.
“Why aren’t you listening to me?!”
“You’re crazy!” someone yelled back.
“That’s why you’re in my room!” a little girl yelled. “Get the fuck out.” She laughed. “Also, this is why I’m still here, doing this shit.”
“But you’re not saying anything!” an old man yelled at me.
I sat down and put my face in my hands, giving up my attempts at reaching out to the people. It’s hard to say how much time passed while I sat on the roof of my car like this, but I eventually stood up again – ready to jump over the crowd.
One of the creatures ominously appeared from beneath the ground, just a few hundred meters away from me. It floated toward me, reaching for me with its enormous tentacles. Although it was moving relatively slow, I would never have been able to run away from it on foot. Its ability to phase through anything made that impossible. The closer it came, the more electricity filled the air. My hair stood on end, positive charges rising through me. I climbed into my car again, turned on the engine again, and – acting purely out of desperation – put it into reverse gear and hit the pedal as hard as I could.
The crowd dispersed quickly, but I still felt a small bump under my tires. I didn’t have time to think, I wasn’t going to let that beast penetrate my brain with one of its hideous tentacles. I swung the car around and zigzagged between the cars in front of me until I reached a relatively empty pedestrian street where I hit the gas as hard as I could. Two of the creatures phased through the buildings next to me, and several more descended toward me from the sky.
I drove around for a long time, hopelessly trying to escape the monsters that relentlessly chased after me. I only stopped once to push a stroller off the sidewalk I was driving on. The baby inside it was wailing, but no sound came from its mouth.
I drove past individuals partaking in the most bizarre behaviors I had ever seen in my entire life, the least weird being a young woman in a business suit having sex with an old taxi driver on the hood of his car. From there, it only got worse; a middle-aged man was binge eating all the fecal matter he could find inside a dog park, a two-hundred-pound man was standing on his head with an eerie grin on his face, a teenage girl was holding her own eye – still connected to her skull – in her hand, watching herself sing a lullaby.
Manhattan, as well as the rest of the world, had turned into a living nightmare under the oppressive presence of the black, giant squids. I thought about the people around me, and everyone else as well. Tomorrow, they wouldn’t remember anything. To them, it would be just as if it had never happened at all. But it did
happen, that guy really did
fill his mouth with dog turds and that lady really did have sex with that old man… For how long has this been going on?
I had no answers to my questions, just more questions. Have I been acting like this between the days as well, perhaps for my entire life?
The thought of it made my stomach turn.
I took a sharp turn onto Park Row, aiming for the Brooklyn Bridge. When I got there, I stopped in the middle of it. Several creatures approached me from both ends. There was nowhere for me to go. The East River reflected the galvanizing sky and turned into a shining, white silver. I walked over to the edge and grabbed the railing with both hands. For the first time in my life, I contemplated ending it all.
A little girl came up to me. For a moment, I thought she would try to comfort me, but all she said was:
“As a symbol of Farölk, they used to put me on my knees before I was old enough to drink wine so that I could be taught the true form of Farölk.”
Listing to her nonsense, I began climbing the railing.
“The ancient gods have made it so that the world is blind to their power.” She didn’t take any breaths while talking, the words just streamed out of her little drooling mouth completely unhindered. “These gods are both power-hungry and charming. Although these malevolent beings are relentless in their goal to rule everything, none are the true monarch of a ravaged world. They are insidious creatures that impose their will on the living and shape their nature, acting as constant tempters in their perceived petty struggles. This is the true danger of these gods. They work, they speak, they spy, they manipulate, they–“
She stopped mid sentenced and returned to the car she had gotten out of. Everyone seemed to be returning to their original positions, spitting out whatever they had put in their mouths and adjusting their clothes. The creatures were almost upon me now, but then – in an instant – the midnight sky came back and the airplanes in the sky shot forward without any need to accelerate, just as if they hadn’t stopped at all… and the creatures vanished just before their tentacles reached me. I climbed down on the sidewalk again and burst into tears. The little girl looked at me from the car, just as if she had never seen me before in her life.
My friend, who lived near Fort Greene Park, opened his door – surprised to see my exhausted face at this late hour. There were no indications of a struggle, he was perfectly fine. I urged him to check his phone. Confused, he picked it up.
“Can you see if you received a phone call from me in the past few hours or so?” I said, hoping there would be some evidence.
“No, there’s nothing–“
“Goddamnit!” I said. “I was hoping–“
“Hey, what’s going on with you?” he said with sympathy in his eyes. “Are you alright?”
“I’m okay, it’s just that… Well, I don’t even know where to begin to be honest.”
“Why don’t you try from the start,” he said and paused the game he had been playing on his Xbox.
I told him everything, albeit a bit incoherently.
“Are you on drugs?!” he said. “That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard, and – trust me – I’ve heard a lot of crazy shit.”
“I didn’t expect you to believe me,” I said. “But during this… this day between the days, I really did call you and you picked up. I really thought I got through to you. You said something about… something about not being a historian, but a forester.”
“Wait, woah!” my friend said, suddenly pale. “What did you just say?” His lower lip trembled with a fear I hadn’t seen in his eyes before. “Did you just say…”
“You kept repeating it: ‘I’m a forester, not a historian’,” I said.
“I-I just… Just now when I was playing video games, I had this déjà vu to a dream I thought I must have forgotten a long time ago. I was talking to someone, and my body was twisted in some macabre way. It was freaky! There was blood everywhere, and I remember saying those exact words: I’m a forester, not a historian
“It wasn’t a dream, man!” I said. “It was me, you were talking to me on the phone and you said those words.”
He walked over to the window.
“I don’t see anything out of the ordinary,” he said.
“This isn’t something you would see just by looking through your window,” I said. “It’s completely hidden from the world. You only experience day and night, not what happens in-between!”
I sat down on my friend's sofa and turned on the news. They were reporting from a crime scene.
“Wait, that’s outside my place,” I said. “What’s going on?”
There was a picture of me on the screen, wanted for a hit-and-run. The victim was a little boy. It was the kid making jazz-hands. They displayed a city map, showing the crash location and a red line going from my place to the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge.
“Several police cars were involved in the chase,” the reporter said, “but lost track of the subject after he exited his car on the bridge–“
My friend walked over to me. I quickly turned off the TV before he saw my face on it.
“What was that?” he said.
“N-nothing,” I said. “Just some car accident near my place.”
But it wasn’t nothing. It was them, the creatures, trying to manipulate everyone into doing their bidding. I’m hiding at a McDonalds right now. I have nowhere to go, chased both during the days and in-between them. Nowhere to go except maybe another edge to jump off from
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2020.10.18 05:22 lexi_would Neighbors that we’ve never had trouble with except they make noises all through the night. Help?!
If any other Redditor has advice on where to post, if this isn’t the right subreddit, I’ll take it! My boyfriend and I have been living in this great Brooklyn apartment since July, and this other couple moved in not long after us. With quarantine, we haven’t gotten to know them, and hey, it’s Brooklyn so it’s not like we need to ever. No other problems besides the fact that they don’t sleep...?
They start getting loud around 10:30-11:00pm and it goes on through to almost 2am. Then get up around 7:30. Do they sleep?? We’re not sure how to kindly ask them to quiet it down. The good old broom handle to the ceiling tap? A note? We’re not looking to break quarantine either.
I’m talking loud sex. Yelling. The woman of the couple’s voice just somehow makes it through the ceiling loud and clear it’s getting infuriating. The footsteps, talking, laughing. I think they have a cat too that scurries? All of it.
I’m in bed right now and I haven’t had a decent nights sleep in 3 weeks. Earplugs, melatonin, sleepy time teas, nothing is working. It’s like supersonic sounds and thumps and I’m losing my shit.
TDLR; How to approach asking my neighbors to keep it down a little past 11:00pm while not losing my cool? Any advice is appreciated.
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2020.10.16 23:42 TheAndredal Day 138 of "peaceful protests"
BREAKING: San Francisco might change 44 school names, renouncing George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and even former Mayor Dianne Feinstein
Via @jilltucker https://twitter.com/demianbulwa/status/1316890647391920128?s=19
Seattle mayor who praised CHOP, supported police cuts, is now 'deeply concerned' as more than 100 officers have left the force https://www.theblaze.com/news/seattle-mayor-concerned-police-mass-exodus?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Garfield Park businesses have been forced to close as an open air drug market and crime scare off customers — and there's been no help in sight, owners said. https://twitter.com/BlockClubCHI/status/1317148309715341312?s=19
GoFundMe Allowing Leftist Murderer Matthew Dolloff To Fundraise For His Legal Defense While Banning Similar Conservative Fundraisers https://www.nationalistreview.net/2020/10/16/gofundme-allowing-leftist-murderer-matthew-dolloff-to-fundraise-for-his-legal-defense-while-banning-similar-conservative-fundraisers/
Fake news hires fake security guards, nothing to see here https://twitter.com/ElijahSchaffestatus/1317181913493344257?s=19
Man Arrested After Throwing Lit Torch Into Police Vehicle With Officer Inside https://davidharrisjr.com/caitlin/man-arrested-after-throwing-lit-torch-into-police-vehicle-with-officer-inside/
'Shot in the f***ing dome': Disturbing video shows Denver protesters celebrating death of Trump supporter https://www.theblaze.com/slightly-offensve/denver-protests-turn-deadly?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
UPDATE: Victim in Paris beheading identified as teacher who showed drawings of the Prophet Muhammad during lesson about freedom of expression; suspect said to be a parent - Le Parisien https://twitter.com/BNONews/status/1317151972886282240?s=19
Police make a sweep of the federal courthouse grounds in Grand Rapids as alleged conspirators in the Whitmer kidnapping plot are in court today #Michigan #Whitmer https://twitter.com/BGOnTheScene/status/1317152823214247936?s=19
PORTLAND: Last night Antifa rioters seemed to be re directing their anarchist efforts back to the federal courthouse and justice center https://twitter.com/livesmattershow/status/1317147786576502784?s=19
Brooklyn https://twitter.com/tr00puRstatus/1317145712518418436?s=19 https://twitter.com/tr00puRstatus/1317145490866249739?s=19 https://twitter.com/tr00puRstatus/1317145081699328003?s=19 https://twitter.com/tr00puRstatus/1317144849183875081?s=19
This will have consequences:
Sex banned indoors for Tier 2 couples living apart, No 10 confirms https://twitter.com/EveningStandard/status/1317114264520396802?s=19
Breaking! Shutting down construction of National Grid’s racist fracked gas pipeline for a second straight day #NoNBKPipeline #FrackOuttaBK https://twitter.com/nonbkpipeline/status/1317131582193414144?s=19
Overnight on 15–16 Oct., a crowd of BLM-antifa rioters shut down the street in downtown Portland & began setting fires. This was the 125th night of violent protesting. Only three people were arrested. #PortlandRiots #antifa https://t.co/UWvZ35k8p8 https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1317141023399813124?s=19
Giuliani tells Steven Crowder he has proof Hunter Biden's hard drive is authentic https://www.theblaze.com/louder-with-crowdeexclusive-giuliani-tells-steven-crowder-he-has-proof-hunter-bidens-hard-drive-is-authentic
Following the homicide of a conservative man by an unlicensed left-wing security guard for @9NEWS at a BLM-antifa protest, an investigation by @AJInvestigates finds that four other unlicensed guards provided security to the news station recently. https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1317123308408758272?s=19
Today, armed activists led by "Boogaloo Boy" Mike Dunn marched to the Newport News, VA Police Station to defy a local law banning open carry on gov't property (for which Dunn was arrested last week).
The police chief offered chocolate milk and a sound system as a peace offering. https://twitter.com/FordFischestatus/1316915573444513792?s=19
Some humor during all of this misery
Trump mocks Steve Scully after ex-debate moderator gets suspended for lying about Twitter hack https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-mocks-steve-scully-debate
Don't mess with this guy https://twitter.com/theslickpimp/status/1317066969988870145?s=19
I'm glad to see you guys share this. People think all teachers are great. This teacher from my daughter's high school in Avondale is a Soros funded gang stalker. After this happened, she filed an order of no contact saying I harassed her. Took her to court and won. https://twitter.com/MichaelBarden8/status/1316972310436466689?s=19
Massachusetts police seeking women who allegedly assaulted Trump supporter https://www.foxnews.com/us/massachusetts-police-seeking-women-who-allegedly-assaulted-president-trump-supporter
Cities of Portland, Ore. & Oakland, Cal. are suing the DOJ & DHS for sending federal law enforcement into their cities to protect federal property. The lawsuit says the federal government did not get “consent.” https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1317019486826995713?s=19
Antifa rioters burned piles of trash in the middle of street in downtown Portland tonight. #PortlandRiots #antifa https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1317014368060624896?s=19
Black bloc rioters wave their antifa flag as firefighters put out the street fire in downtown Portland tonight. #PortlandRiots #antifa https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1317013391840595969?s=19
PORTLAND: Antifa tank division arrives at the Federal Courthouse, hope @DHSgov is prepared https://twitter.com/ElijahSchaffestatus/1317013306213830656?s=19
Antifa rioters started a fire in the middle of the street in downtown Portland tonight. #PortlandRiots #antifa https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1317012282979897346?s=19
SPD east precinct a little bit ago. Police should not let this group of militants approach their vehicles after what occurred today. CHOP Gallery FB #Seattle https://twitter.com/KittyLists/status/1317007325614387200?s=19
Portland https://twitter.com/KittyLists/status/1317006441450852352?s=19 https://twitter.com/KittyLists/status/1316996965922566144?s=19 https://twitter.com/KittyLists/status/1316995600609538048?s=19 https://twitter.com/KittyLists/status/1316968201524301830?s=19 https://twitter.com/KittyLists/status/1316995461983531008?s=19 https://twitter.com/KittyLists/status/1316973133790892033?s=19
Black streamers being harassed by Antifa a little bit ago in Portland as well. https://twitter.com/KittyLists/status/1316968592760623104?s=19 https://twitter.com/Horny4Cops/status/1317006216493559809?s=19
Police make an arrest https://twitter.com/MrOlmos/status/1317003075211591680?s=19
Officers making arrests of demonstrators after issuing multiple dispersal orders. Will update with additional information as soon as we can. https://twitter.com/SeattlePD/status/1316974924641259520?s=19
PORTLAND: the first night after the security barrier was removed from the federal courthouse
Antifa began protesting once again in the vicinity and began lighting fires
A rapid response team came to put it out. Antifa seem emboldened by the removal https://twitter.com/ElijahSchaffestatus/1316986015358255104?s=19
1/2: 9NEWS used multiple unlicensed security guards. Matthew Dolloff is not the only unlicensed guard 9NEWS has contracted to provide security #Denver #LeeKeltner https://twitter.com/Sirwanks1/status/1316966180435972097?s=19
2/2: 9NEWS used multiple unlicensed security guards. https://twitter.com/Sirwanks1/status/1316966510435368963?s=19
10/15/20 Portland, OR Livestreamer mocks “White people with umbrellas” for threatening him & other live streamers.
Credit: Assfault Pirates https://twitter.com/LizJone26271417/status/1316974232115490817?s=19
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2020.10.16 09:00 NicholasCajun Grand Army - Series Premiere Discussion
Grand Army Premise:
Junior Joey Del Marco (Odessa A'zion), senior Siddhartha Pakam (Amir Bageria), junior Dominique Pierre (Odley Jean), sophomore Jayson Jackson (Maliq Johnson), and freshman Leila Kwan Zimmer (Amalia Yoo) deal with issues like sex, race, family, grades, and money while at Brooklyn's Grand Army High School in this drama series created by Katie Cappiello.
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2020.10.15 19:07 _call-me-al_ Thu, Oct 15 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that people must stay indoors from 21:00 to 06:00 in Paris and eight other cities to control the rapid spread of coronavirus in the country. Comments Link Netherlands legalizes child euthanasia despite opposition from Christian parties Comments Link Germany to give $664M in aid to Holocaust survivors amid economic uncertainty Comments Link Sweet 16 'super-spreader' party in New York leads to 37 coronavirus cases, $12,000 fine
Covid-19 herd immunity, backed by White House, is a 'dangerous fallacy,' scientists warn
First lady: Barron Trump positive for COVID, no symptoms
New studies suggest people with blood type O may have a lower risk of COVID-19 infection and reduced likelihood of severe outcomes, including organ complications, if they do get sick. Meanwhile, individuals with type A and AB may have increased risk of severe clinical outcomes.
Children whose outdoor play areas were transformed from gravel yards to mini-forests showed improved immune systems within a month, research has shown.
New species of water bear uses fluorescent ‘shield’ to survive lethal UV radiation
I hate that I'll never live to see all the cool stuff
A spacecraft is about to slingshot around Venus, putting it on course for Mercury
Today, on 15/10/2020, the total known asteroid count passed one million
Former Facebook executive says social media giants are ‘threat to democracy’
The robot dolphin that could replace captive animals at theme parks one day - You cannot tell the difference
Germany drafting law to give people the legal right to work from home
NSFW. What is the most disrespectful thing someone did in your house?
Sex workers of reddit, have you ever fallen in love with a John? What happened afterwards?
Your username is how you commit a murder, how is the murder commited?
TIL at G.E. in the 1920s, as a joke, newly hired engineers would be told to develop an inside frosted lightbulb, which was believed to be impossible. In 1925, newly hired Marvin Pipkin got the assignment, and astonished his peers by succeeding.
TIL of Miguel Wattson, an electric eel from Tennessee with its own Twitter account. Whenever he discharges a large enough jolt, a tweet will be automatically send out to his account EelectricMiguel. Apart from sending tweets, he also helps power up Christmas trees at the aquarium.
TIL about Vulnerable Narcissism which is someone who thinks that they are really important, really smart, or really special but people just don't notice it.
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2020.10.15 17:36 rslogic42 34 [M4F] Rohnert Park, CA; Tri-Cities, WA; Anywhere, World - Who else wants to find love?
Me - https://imgur.com/K83YFKJ
I think having at least SOME similar interests makes for an amazing relationship. Having OTHER, not-shared interests is similarly just fine for whatever “me time” each of us might need.
I like: Doctor Who, Firefly, Brooklyn 99, Community, Buffy, Marvel movies and shows, DC movies and shows, New Girl, The Office, Parks and Rec, Rom-Coms, Comedies, Action movies, Avatar: The Last AirbendeLegend of Kora (TV), Kim’s Convenience, Schitt’s Creek, The Boys, Preacher, Hannah, Sherlock (all variations), Lucifer, Supernatural, The Magicians, I’m Sorry, Casual, Happy!, Stranger Things, Workin Moms, Umbrella Academy, Russian Doll, The Standups, Get Shorty, Flaked, Shameless, Sex Education, Lost in Space (new one), Quantico, Altered Carbon, Atypical, Locke & Key, One Punch Man, Daybreak, The Witcher…probably more.
I play Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball. I ride my bike sometimes. Been fast-jogging 1/2mile every morning before work and 1 mile at LEAST one morning each week. Doing a 5min weight workout every morning as well.
I’m looking for great communication. I don’t like yelling and hate fighting. I’d much rather calmly talk through anything that comes up.
I’d like a mutual attraction to AT LEAST the point where we both would very much like to make the relationship work through any hardship (while maintaining the point above re: communication).
I play Final Fantasy XI and D&D right now when I’m not working. I’ve played plenty of other games in the past. The more I date, the more I think a fellow gamer would be the right fit. Non gamers don’t generally seem to “get it”. Am open to an open person with their own fun solo activities though.
I’m 5’10” 200lbs. I mostly follow a Keto diet, which doesn’t even feel like a diet at all, and that’s VERY helpful. Would kinda like someone with a similarly healthy mind-set and routine.
I don’t do drugs but I enjoy alcohol in moderation.
Hit me up if you wanna talk!
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2020.10.15 16:55 MinnieMaas Keith Raniere Sentencing Set for October 27 - Resources
Keith Raniere is scheduled to be sentenced on October 27 in federal court in Brooklyn. If you want to "read along," you might want to look at some of the relevant documents which I have linked below. There are two primary reference points that the judge will use in determining Raniere's sentence: the federal statutes that set specific penalties for the individual crimes of which he was convicted and the sentencing guidelines that the federal courts use in calculating a defendant's sentence within the specific penalties set by statute. If you are suffering from insomnia, you can get the federal sentencing guidelines here: https://www.ussc.gov/guidelines/2018-guidelines-manual-annotated
The judge has received in advance a presentence report prepared by a U.S. probation officer which provides extensive information about the defendant, the nature of the crimes and the victims, and proposes a sentence calculated under the guidelines. The presentence report prepared by the probation officer is usually sealed because such reports often include a great deal of personal information about the defendant and in some cases, victims. But the responses of the Government and the defendant are customarily on the record. In this case, you can get the Government's response to the presentence report here: https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nyed.416187/gov.uscourts.nyed.416187.914.0.pdf
and Raniere's corrected response here: https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nyed.416187/gov.uscourts.nyed.416187.926.1.pdf
Note that if you look at the case docket on CourtListener, https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6374665/united-states-v-raniere/
, you will see that there are a variety of sentencing related documented that are sealed. There are a variety of reasons for sealing various documents relating to sentencing. In this case, the fact that the case involves a child victim of sex trafficking is an obvious reason, but there could be many others.
The Government's response is usually a very good roadmap to follow in understanding the nature of the charges and the application of the guidelines, even if you don't agree with their position on how the guidelines should be applied. It can be educational in understanding the ins and outs of how the federal guidelines work.
Obviously, the defendant's response is a good reference point in understanding his position. Raniere's response is particularly interesting because he expressly does not express any remorse, in fact he argues very strongly that he is an innocent victim of turncoat liars and that he is being persecuted for his unorthodox lifestyle. definitely a must read if you want to understand his frame of mind. I highly recommend reading the entire Introduction through page 7, but here's an excerpt:
"Mr. Raniere recognizes that on the very day that judgment will be caste [sic] upon him, he may be better-served to be contrite, and that his best hope for a sentence that permits him to one day walk the earth as a free man is for him to say he is sorry for all that he has done. The truth is that he is mindful of all the people that have been hurt by this process, and he experiences deep pain at the plight of the many good, innocent people hurt by the events of the last 30 months. He maintains that he did not harm anyone intentionally, yet he has seen how a once wonderful, loving, close-knit community of people genuinely motivated to bring about positive change in the world has been destroyed by a handful of people who have lied to newspapers, media outlets, prosecutors and juries, and have caused others to lie as well."
Further to the sentencing guidelines themselves, they are an attempt to address disparity in sentencing by articulating various factors that judges should use in determine an appropriate sentence for a particular crime and the weight that should be given to those factors, within the range that may be specified in a particular statute. A point system is used to objectify these factors and permit the calculation of an "offense level." In the presentence report prepared by the probation officer these factors are articulated, points are assessed and then added up. Reference is then made to a chart that takes into account the defendant's prior criminal history relative to the offense level. Raniere is a Level I offender, (lowest level) because he has no prior criminal history. The sentencing range in months for that point total, as to each specific crime, is expressed in months, or, at the upper range, months to life in prison.
Note that the federal sentencing guidelines are technically advisory, but judges tend hew to them very closely, and when they depart from those guidelines, they tend to articulate very clearly why they are doing so.
The Government's response includes a helpful chart indicating each offense and the assessed level assigned by the probation officer (the Government says it agrees in its entirety with the probation officer's calculation). I'm including that chart for easy reference. You can easily see that the child sex trafficking related offenses bring the heaviest sentence, which under the guidelines, is in the range of 36, 38, and 42, depending on the offense. The overall calculation which the Government is arguing is 52, which is in the range of 360 months (30 years) to life in prison. They want life in prison. While maintaining Raniere's innocence on all charges, the defense is arguing that the offense level should be 37, with a range of 210 to 262 months, and that the final sentence should be 15 years. Should the judge agree, he would have to do 85% of that, or a little less than 13 years. Parole was abolished in the federal system some years back, and the maximum mitigation of sentence for good behavior while incarcerated is 15% of the sentence.
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2020.10.15 15:21 Leather_Term SDNY / Prosecutors were denied sealed records of Jeffrey Epstein victim: source
OCT 14, 2020
Ghislaine Maxwell could have been in even bigger trouble.
Manhattan federal prosecutors investigating Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged madam were denied access last year to records in a civil lawsuit brought by accuser Sarah Ransome, a source told the Daily News.
The ruling by Manhattan Federal Judge John Koeltl ordering the records remain under seal was hinted at during a hearing Tuesday before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision, which came before Epstein’s arrest, was a lucky break for Maxwell and his other alleged enablers, Lesley Groff and Sarah Kellen. All were named as defendants in Ransome’s case, which was settled in December 2018 after nearly two years of litigation.
Ransome accused Kellen in the suit of maintaining Epstein’s “sex schedule.” Kellen allegedly reported directly to the multi-millionaire perv and Maxwell. Groff, according to Ransome, maintained travel schedules and ensured “young females” were at the locations where Epstein traveled.
Maxwell, Ransome charged, "was for decades the highest-ranking employee of the Defendants' sex trafficking venture and enterprise.”
The South African-born Ransome said Epstein’s enablers lured her into his depraved operation around 2007 with the promise he’d use his influence to get her admitted into the Fashion Institute of Technology.
The decision by Koeltl has implications for Maxwell’s fight against two perjury charges stemming from her depositions in a separate case brought by Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre. Prosecutors say Maxwell lied about her knowledge of Epstein’s stash of sex toys and sick abuse of underage girls in two depositions in 2016 for the Giuffre case.
A different judge granted the feds access to the Giuffre case file, including the two depositions, in April 2019.
“We think there’s no precedent for how the government obtained Ms. Maxwell’s depositions,” Maxwell attorney Adam Mueller told the 2nd Circuit Tuesday.
The British socialite was also deposed in the Ransome case, according to the source, but it remains under wraps.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Pomerantz hinted in the hearing that prosecutors wanted to keep details about the unusual requests to judges under wraps as much as possible. An investigation into Epstein’s sex trafficking operation is ongoing.
“That could create problems alerting targets of the government’s investigation to the scope of the investigation as well as to investigative techniques,” she said.
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to charges of lying under oath, as well as grooming underage women for Epstein’s abuse. She is locked up at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
Attorneys for Maxwell, Groff and Ransome either did not respond to inquiries or declined comment. Epstein hanged himself in a cell while awaiting trial for sex trafficking in August 2019 — five months after the feds obtained the records in the Giuffre case.
The News exclusively reported
Tuesday on outreach by attorneys for Epstein victims to Manhattan federal prosecutors in 2016. The attorneys, sources said, unsuccessfully pitched the Southern District of New York on an investigation of Epstein and Maxwell.
Those discussions will likely be probed in the criminal case against Maxwell. Her attorneys have written she was the victim of a “perjury trap” that resulted in charges against her.
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