Dating new york 2018

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[H] Vampyr, Blackwake, RE0HD, Plague Inc Evolved, Golf With Your Friends, Iconoclasts, SOMA, The Long Dark, Dirt Rally 2.0, Gang Beasts, ETS2, Tower Unite, Forts, Generation Zero, Shadow Warrior 2, Forager, One Piece Burning Blood, ZAT & 100's more [W] Wishlist, Paypal(EU)

2020.09.28 23:07 dinkomaricic [H] Vampyr, Blackwake, RE0HD, Plague Inc Evolved, Golf With Your Friends, Iconoclasts, SOMA, The Long Dark, Dirt Rally 2.0, Gang Beasts, ETS2, Tower Unite, Forts, Generation Zero, Shadow Warrior 2, Forager, One Piece Burning Blood, ZAT & 100's more [W] Wishlist, Paypal(EU)

Read the disclaimer here before we agree on ANY trades

Due to recent issues regarding humblebundle suspending accounts I will provide keys ONLY-no gift links.You can read more in this announcement.

My SGS Rep 85 trades
My IGS Rep 39 trades

I'm from EU,so KEYS SHOULD work pretty much anywhere

NOT BUYING GAMES,ONLY TRADES-games for games or selling for paypal
No interest in ANY RL,CSGO,TF2 or any other keys
BUYER covers the FEES(if outside EU,EU F&F only)

My Wishlist or offer something(game or paypal)

List of games I have:
10 Second Ninja X
11-11 Memories Retold
60 Seconds! NEW 6.5€
911 Operator(X2)
Aarklash Legacy
A Case Of Distrust
A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build
A Year Of Rain NEW
Act of Aggression Reboot Edition NEW
Age Of Wonders III NEW
Agent A A Puzzle In Disguise
Agents Of Mayhem(X2) NEW 2.5€
AI War 2
Alien Spidy
All You Can Eat
Almost There The Platformer
American Fugitive(X2) NEW 1.5€
Ancestors Legacy NEW
Anomaly Defenders
Anomaly Korea
Anomaly Warzone Earth
Anomaly 2
Archamon
Armello(X2) NEW
Asura Vengeance
Atari Vault
Attack Of The Earthlings
Automachef
Avernum 3 Ruined World
Azkend 2 The World Beneath
Band Of Defenders
Baseball Riot
Basingstoke NEW
Bastion
Batman The Enemy Within NEW 2.5€
Battalion 1944 NEW 4€
Battlestar Galactic Deadlock Season One NEW
Battle Chasers Nightwar
Beat Hazard 2 NEW
Beholder 2
Bird Of Light
Black Paradox
Blackwake(X2) NEW 3.5€
Bohemian Killing
Book Of Demons NEW
Borderlands GOTY Enhanced NEW 5€
Borderlands The Handsome Collection NEW
Boundless NEW
Broforce NEW 2.5€
Broken Age(X2)
Brothers A Tale Of Two Sons
Brutal Legend(X2)
Call Of Cthulhu NEW 2.5€
Carnival Games VR
Carrier Command Gaea Mission
Castaway Paradise Town Building Sim
Catherine Classic NEW 2.5€
Caveblazers
Cities In Motion
Cities In Motion 2(X2) + European Cities
Clouds & Sheep 2
Coffin Dodgers
Company Of Heroes Complete NEW 4€
Concrete Jungle
Crawl(X2) NEW 3€
Crimsonland
Crouching Pony Hidden Dragon
Darkest Dungeon Shieldbreaker DLC
Dark Future Blood Red States
Day Of Infamy
Day Of The Tentacle Remastered NEW 1.5€
Dead Age
Death Squared
Deadbeat Heroes(X2)
Deep Dungeons Of Doom
Deep Sky Derelicts
Deployment
Desert Child
Dex NEW
Diaries Of A Spaceport Janitor
Dimension Drifter
DiRT 4 NEW 2€
Dirt Rally
Dirt Rally 2.0 + 3 DLC NEW 5€
Distance
Distrust
Downwell
Driftland The Magic Revival
DUCATI 90th Anniversary
Dungeon Rats
Dungeons 2
Dustforce DX
Eador Imperium(X2)
Earthlock NEW
Eastside Hockey Manager NEW
Eliza
Enslaved Odyssey To The West Premium Edition
Equilinox
Escape Goat 2 NEW
E.T. Armies Deluxe Edition
Etherborn
Europa Universalis IV NEW 2€
Euro Truck Simulator 2 NEW 5€
Evergarden
Event[0] NEW 5€
Evoland Legendary Edition NEW
Extinction
F1 2018(X2) NEW 1.5€
F1 2019 NEW 3.5€
Fantasy Versus
FarSky
Fear Effect Sedna
Feather
Felix The Reaper NEW
Figment(X2)
Fire Ungh's Quest NEW
Forager NEW 3.5€
Forts NEW 6.5€
Fluffy Horde
Framed Collection
Full Throttle Remastered NEW 1.5€
Fun With Ragdolls The Game NEW
Gang Beasts NEW 9.5€
Garage Bad Trip 1.5€
Gas Guzzlers Extreme
Gato Roboto
Gauge
Generation Zero NEW 4€
Get Even
Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams+DLC
GIBZ
GNOG
God's Trigger(X2)
Goetia(X2)
Golf With Your Friends NEW 5.5€
GoNNER BLüEBERRY EDiTION(X2)
Grand Ages Medieval
Grand Pigeon's Duty
Graveyard Keeper NEW 2.5€
Gremlins Inc.
Grey Goo Definitive Edition
Grid Autosport NEW
Grid Ultimate Edition(X2) NEW 3€
Grim Fandango Remastered NEW 1.5€
Grip Combat Racing NEW
Guards Of The Gate
Gunman Tales
Guilty Gear Isuka
Guns Gore & Cannoli
Guns Gore & Canolli 2 NEW
Hacknet(X2) + Labyrinths DLC
Hammerfight
Headlander NEW
Hello Neighbor NEW 1.5€
Hello Neighbor Hide & Seek NEW 1.5€
Hero Defense
Hero Of The Kingdom III
Heroes Of The Monkey Tavern
Hive Jump(X2)
Hiveswap Act 1(X2)
Horace NEW
Hotline Miami(X3) 1.5€
Hotline Miami 2 NEW 2.5€
Hotline Miami 2 Digital Special Edition NEW 3€
Hot Tin Roof The Cat That Wore A Fedora
Hover
I Am Not A Monster
Iconoclasts NEW 5€
Immortal Planet(X2)
Immortal Redneck
Impact Winter
Infinite Air With Mark McMorris(delisted) 4€
In Between
Interplanetary Enhanced Edition
Jet Set Knights
Juanito Arcade Mayhem
Jump Stars
Kathy Rain NEW
Kill To Collect
Killing Floor 1
Kingdom Classic
King Oddball
Last Tide NEW 3€
Legacy Of Dorn Herald Of Oblivion NEW
Lifeless Planet Premium Edition
Little Big Workshop 1.5€
Love Is Dead
MagiCat
Magrunner Dark Pulse
Mainlining
Masquerada Songs And Shadows
Masquerade The Baubles Of Doom
Massive Chalice NEW
Medieval Kingdom Wars
Men Of War Assault Squad 2 War Chest Edition NEW 2.5€
Metal Unit NEW
Minion Masters Premium NEW
Molek Syntez
Monochroma
MotoGP 15
Mr. Shifty
MXGP Official Motocross Videogame
My Friend Pedro NEW 3€
My Memory Of Us
N++ NEW 4.5€
Nairi Tower Of Shirin
NecroVisioN Lost Company
Neon Chrome
NeuroVoider
Nevermind
Next Hero
Niche(X2)
Night Call NEW
Ninjin Clash Of Carrots
Neoverse NEW
Octahedron
Of Orcs And Men NEW
Old School Musical
Omen Exitio Plague
On Rusty Trails
One Finger Death Punch 2
One Piece Burning Blood NEW 5€
Onikira Demon Killer
Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising
OPUS The Day We Found Earth
Orbital Racer
Oriental Empires(X2)
Original War(X2)
Outcast Second Contact
Overload NEW
Overlord II
Override Mech City Brawl(X2)
Oxenfree NEW
Pac Man 256
Paper Fire Rookie
Paradigm
Passpartout The Starving Artist NEW 4€
Payday 2 NEW 2€
Penarium
Pikuniku
Pinstripe
Plague Inc Evolved NEW 7€
Poöf
Pound Of Ground(X2)
Primal Carnage Extinction
Psychonauts NEW
Psychonauts In The Rhombus Of Ruin NEW
Puddle
Pumped BMX+
Punch Club
Purrfect Date(X2)
Puss
Quest Of Dungeons
Rad(X2) NEW 1.5€
Rad Rodgers Radical Edition
Radio Commander NEW
Raiden V Director's Cut
Railway Empire (EU locked) NEW 3.5€
Rain World NEW 2€
Rebel Galaxy
Redeemer Enhanced Edition NEW
Re-Legion
Remnants Of Naezith NEW
Replay VHS Is Not Dead
Republique NEW
Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster NEW 3.5€
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Complete NEW 4.5€
Rise Of Insanity
River City Ransom Underground
Road Redemption(X2)
Rogue Stormers
Rusty Lake Paradise
Sakura Angels
Samorost 3
Satellite Reign
Serious Sam 3 BFE(X2) NEW 4€
Shadow Warrior 2 NEW 8€
Shadows Awakening NEW
Shadwen
She Remembered Caterpillars
Sherlock Holmes The Devil's Daughter NEW 2.5€
Shock Troopers
Shuyan Saga
SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition
Sky Break
Slipstream(X2)
Smoke And Sacrifice
Snake Pass
Sniper Elite V2 2.5€
Soma NEW 10€
Songbringer
Sonic CD
Sonic Mania NEW 3€
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 & 2
Space Hulk Ascension
Sparkle 2
Sparkle Unleashed
Spec Ops The Line
Speed Brawl
Spelunky NEW 2€
Stacking NEW
Star Trek(delisted) NEW 22€
Stasis
State Of Mind(X2)
Stealth Bastard Deluxe
Stealth Inc 2 A Game Of Clones(X2)
Steel Rats
Stick Fight The Game(X2) NEW 3.5€
Strider
Stygian Reign Of The Old Ones NEW
Styx Master Of Shadows NEW
Super Inefficient Golf
Super Panda Adventures
Surviving Mars
Sword Legacy Omen(X2)
Swords And Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon
Syberia II
Symmetry
Syndrome
Synthetik Legion Rising 5.5€
Take On Helicopters
Take On Mars
Tales From Candlekeep Tomb Of Annihilation(X2)
Tennis In The Face
Tennis World Tour NEW 3€
Tharsis(X2)
The Adventure Pals
The Bard's Tale IV Director's Cut NEW
The Coma 2 Vicious Sisters
The Darkness II
The Final Station
The Free Ones
The Gate Of Firmament
The Haunted Island
The Invisible Hours
The Journey Down Chapter Three
The King's Bird(X2) NEW
The King Of Fighters XIII Steam Edition
The Last Blade
The Last Leviathan
The Long Dark NEW 7€
The Messenger NEW
The Mims Beginning
The Night Of The Rabbit NEW
The Occupation NEW
The Rivers of Alice Extended Version
The Spatials
The Spiral Scouts
The Stanley Parable NEW 8€
The Stillness Of The Wind NEW
The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes NEW 2€
The Town Of Light(X2)
The Turing Test 2€
The Uncertain The Last Quiet Day
The Walking Dead + 400 Days NEW 2€
The Walking Vegetables
Them's Fightin' Herds(X2) 2.5€
Think Of The Children
This Is The Police 2
This War Of Mine(X2) NEW
Throne Of Lies Online Game Of Deceit
Through The Darkest Of Times
Tilt Brush NEW
Timeshift 3€
Time Recoil
Titan Quest + Ragnarok NEW 5.5€
Tooth And Tail 2€
Torchlight(X2)
Torchlight II(X3) NEW 2€
Tower Unite NEW 8€
Toybox Turbos
Tracks The Train Set Game
Train Valley 2 NEW
Treasure Hunter Simulator
Tropico 4
Truberbrook
True Fear Forsaken Souls
Tyranny NEW 3.5€
Unbox Newbie's Adventure
Unexplored(X2)
Unloved NEW
Vampire The Masquerade Coteries Of New York NEW
Vampyr NEW 5€
Velocibox
Verlet Swing NEW
Vikings Wolves Of Midgard NEW
V Rally 4 NEW
VVVVVV
Warhammer 40K Dawn Of War GOTY NEW
Warhammer 40K Kill Team NEW
Warhammer End Times Vermintide NEW
Wargroove NEW 2€
Warlock Master Of The Arcane
Warsaw NEW
Warstone TD
We Are The Dwarves
We.The Revolution NEW
When Ski Lifts Go Wrong(X2)
White Night
White Noise 2
Wings Of Vi(X2)
Wooden Sen'SeY
World's Dawn
World Of Goo
Worms Revolution
WRC 7 World Rally Championship
Wurm Unlimited
Xenoraid The First Space War
Yet Another Zombie Defense HD
Ylands Exploration Pack
Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair 2€ NEW
Yuppie Psycho NEW
Zombie Army Trilogy NEW 7.5€
Zombie Kill Of The Week Reborn
Zombotron

Programs:
Music Maker EDM Edition+10$ voucher

Some of the games from my wishlist:
Dusk
Ion Fury
Wildfire
Roboquest
Fury Unleashed
Curse Of The Dead Gods
Heist
Children Of Morta
Nightmare Reaper
Amid Evil
...and about 100 more games

I'm from EU,so KEYS SHOULD work pretty much anywhere
My Wishlist or offer something(game or paypal)
DONT TRY TO ADD ME ON STEAM OR SEND A PM BEFORE YOU POST IN THIS TOPIC-WILL NOT ANSWER YOU
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2020.09.28 23:05 dinkomaricic [H] Vampyr, Blackwake, RE0HD, Plague Inc Evolved, Golf With Your Friends, Iconoclasts, SOMA, The Long Dark, Dirt Rally 2.0, Gang Beasts, ETS2, Tower Unite, Forts, Generation Zero, Shadow Warrior 2, Forager, One Piece Burning Blood, ZAT & 100's more [W] Wishlist, Paypal(EU)

Read the disclaimer here before we agree on ANY trades

Due to recent issues regarding humblebundle suspending accounts I will provide keys ONLY-no gift links.You can read more in this announcement.

My SGS Rep 85 trades
My IGS Rep 39 trades

I'm from EU,so KEYS SHOULD work pretty much anywhere

NOT BUYING GAMES,ONLY TRADES-games for games or selling for paypal
No interest in ANY RL,CSGO,TF2 or any other keys
BUYER covers the FEES(if outside EU,EU F&F only)

My Wishlist or offer something(game or paypal)

List of games I have:
10 Second Ninja X
11-11 Memories Retold
60 Seconds! NEW 6.5€
911 Operator(X2)
Aarklash Legacy
A Case Of Distrust
A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build
A Year Of Rain NEW
Act of Aggression Reboot Edition NEW
Age Of Wonders III NEW
Agent A A Puzzle In Disguise
Agents Of Mayhem(X2) NEW 2.5€
AI War 2
Alien Spidy
All You Can Eat
Almost There The Platformer
American Fugitive(X2) NEW 1.5€
Ancestors Legacy NEW
Anomaly Defenders
Anomaly Korea
Anomaly Warzone Earth
Anomaly 2
Archamon
Armello(X2) NEW
Asura Vengeance
Atari Vault
Attack Of The Earthlings
Automachef
Avernum 3 Ruined World
Azkend 2 The World Beneath
Band Of Defenders
Baseball Riot
Basingstoke NEW
Bastion
Batman The Enemy Within NEW 2.5€
Battalion 1944 NEW 4€
Battlestar Galactic Deadlock Season One NEW
Battle Chasers Nightwar
Beat Hazard 2 NEW
Beholder 2
Bird Of Light
Black Paradox
Blackwake(X2) NEW 3.5€
Bohemian Killing
Book Of Demons NEW
Borderlands GOTY Enhanced NEW 5€
Borderlands The Handsome Collection NEW
Boundless NEW
Broforce NEW 2.5€
Broken Age(X2)
Brothers A Tale Of Two Sons
Brutal Legend(X2)
Call Of Cthulhu NEW 2.5€
Carnival Games VR
Carrier Command Gaea Mission
Castaway Paradise Town Building Sim
Catherine Classic NEW 2.5€
Caveblazers
Cities In Motion
Cities In Motion 2(X2) + European Cities
Clouds & Sheep 2
Coffin Dodgers
Company Of Heroes Complete NEW 4€
Concrete Jungle
Crawl(X2) NEW 3€
Crimsonland
Crouching Pony Hidden Dragon
Darkest Dungeon Shieldbreaker DLC
Dark Future Blood Red States
Day Of Infamy
Day Of The Tentacle Remastered NEW 1.5€
Dead Age
Death Squared
Deadbeat Heroes(X2)
Deep Dungeons Of Doom
Deep Sky Derelicts
Deployment
Desert Child
Dex NEW
Diaries Of A Spaceport Janitor
Dimension Drifter
DiRT 4 NEW 2€
Dirt Rally
Dirt Rally 2.0 + 3 DLC NEW 5€
Distance
Distrust
Downwell
Driftland The Magic Revival
DUCATI 90th Anniversary
Dungeon Rats
Dungeons 2
Dustforce DX
Eador Imperium(X2)
Earthlock NEW
Eastside Hockey Manager NEW
Eliza
Enslaved Odyssey To The West Premium Edition
Equilinox
Escape Goat 2 NEW
E.T. Armies Deluxe Edition
Etherborn
Europa Universalis IV NEW 2€
Euro Truck Simulator 2 NEW 5€
Evergarden
Event[0] NEW 5€
Evoland Legendary Edition NEW
Extinction
F1 2018(X2) NEW 1.5€
F1 2019 NEW 3.5€
Fantasy Versus
FarSky
Fear Effect Sedna
Feather
Felix The Reaper NEW
Figment(X2)
Fire Ungh's Quest NEW
Forager NEW 3.5€
Forts NEW 6.5€
Fluffy Horde
Framed Collection
Full Throttle Remastered NEW 1.5€
Fun With Ragdolls The Game NEW
Gang Beasts NEW 9.5€
Garage Bad Trip 1.5€
Gas Guzzlers Extreme
Gato Roboto
Gauge
Generation Zero NEW 4€
Get Even
Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams+DLC
GIBZ
GNOG
God's Trigger(X2)
Goetia(X2)
Golf With Your Friends NEW 5.5€
GoNNER BLüEBERRY EDiTION(X2)
Grand Ages Medieval
Grand Pigeon's Duty
Graveyard Keeper NEW 2.5€
Gremlins Inc.
Grey Goo Definitive Edition
Grid Autosport NEW
Grid Ultimate Edition(X2) NEW 3€
Grim Fandango Remastered NEW 1.5€
Grip Combat Racing NEW
Guards Of The Gate
Gunman Tales
Guilty Gear Isuka
Guns Gore & Cannoli
Guns Gore & Canolli 2 NEW
Hacknet(X2) + Labyrinths DLC
Hammerfight
Headlander NEW
Hello Neighbor NEW 1.5€
Hello Neighbor Hide & Seek NEW 1.5€
Hero Defense
Hero Of The Kingdom III
Heroes Of The Monkey Tavern
Hive Jump(X2)
Hiveswap Act 1(X2)
Horace NEW
Hotline Miami(X3) 1.5€
Hotline Miami 2 NEW 2.5€
Hotline Miami 2 Digital Special Edition NEW 3€
Hot Tin Roof The Cat That Wore A Fedora
Hover
I Am Not A Monster
Iconoclasts NEW 5€
Immortal Planet(X2)
Immortal Redneck
Impact Winter
Infinite Air With Mark McMorris(delisted) 4€
In Between
Interplanetary Enhanced Edition
Jet Set Knights
Juanito Arcade Mayhem
Jump Stars
Kathy Rain NEW
Kill To Collect
Killing Floor 1
Kingdom Classic
King Oddball
Last Tide NEW 3€
Legacy Of Dorn Herald Of Oblivion NEW
Lifeless Planet Premium Edition
Little Big Workshop 1.5€
Love Is Dead
MagiCat
Magrunner Dark Pulse
Mainlining
Masquerada Songs And Shadows
Masquerade The Baubles Of Doom
Massive Chalice NEW
Medieval Kingdom Wars
Men Of War Assault Squad 2 War Chest Edition NEW 2.5€
Metal Unit NEW
Minion Masters Premium NEW
Molek Syntez
Monochroma
MotoGP 15
Mr. Shifty
MXGP Official Motocross Videogame
My Friend Pedro NEW 3€
My Memory Of Us
N++ NEW 4.5€
Nairi Tower Of Shirin
NecroVisioN Lost Company
Neon Chrome
NeuroVoider
Nevermind
Next Hero
Niche(X2)
Night Call NEW
Ninjin Clash Of Carrots
Neoverse NEW
Octahedron
Of Orcs And Men NEW
Old School Musical
Omen Exitio Plague
On Rusty Trails
One Finger Death Punch 2
One Piece Burning Blood NEW 5€
Onikira Demon Killer
Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising
OPUS The Day We Found Earth
Orbital Racer
Oriental Empires(X2)
Original War(X2)
Outcast Second Contact
Overload NEW
Overlord II
Override Mech City Brawl(X2)
Oxenfree NEW
Pac Man 256
Paper Fire Rookie
Paradigm
Passpartout The Starving Artist NEW 4€
Payday 2 NEW 2€
Penarium
Pikuniku
Pinstripe
Plague Inc Evolved NEW 7€
Poöf
Pound Of Ground(X2)
Primal Carnage Extinction
Psychonauts NEW
Psychonauts In The Rhombus Of Ruin NEW
Puddle
Pumped BMX+
Punch Club
Purrfect Date(X2)
Puss
Quest Of Dungeons
Rad(X2) NEW 1.5€
Rad Rodgers Radical Edition
Radio Commander NEW
Raiden V Director's Cut
Railway Empire (EU locked) NEW 3.5€
Rain World NEW 2€
Rebel Galaxy
Redeemer Enhanced Edition NEW
Re-Legion
Remnants Of Naezith NEW
Replay VHS Is Not Dead
Republique NEW
Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster NEW 3.5€
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Complete NEW 4.5€
Rise Of Insanity
River City Ransom Underground
Road Redemption(X2)
Rogue Stormers
Rusty Lake Paradise
Sakura Angels
Samorost 3
Satellite Reign
Serious Sam 3 BFE(X2) NEW 4€
Shadow Warrior 2 NEW 8€
Shadows Awakening NEW
Shadwen
She Remembered Caterpillars
Sherlock Holmes The Devil's Daughter NEW 2.5€
Shock Troopers
Shuyan Saga
SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition
Sky Break
Slipstream(X2)
Smoke And Sacrifice
Snake Pass
Sniper Elite V2 2.5€
Soma NEW 10€
Songbringer
Sonic CD
Sonic Mania NEW 3€
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 & 2
Space Hulk Ascension
Sparkle 2
Sparkle Unleashed
Spec Ops The Line
Speed Brawl
Spelunky NEW 2€
Stacking NEW
Star Trek(delisted) NEW 22€
Stasis
State Of Mind(X2)
Stealth Bastard Deluxe
Stealth Inc 2 A Game Of Clones(X2)
Steel Rats
Stick Fight The Game(X2) NEW 3.5€
Strider
Stygian Reign Of The Old Ones NEW
Styx Master Of Shadows NEW
Super Inefficient Golf
Super Panda Adventures
Surviving Mars
Sword Legacy Omen(X2)
Swords And Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon
Syberia II
Symmetry
Syndrome
Synthetik Legion Rising 5.5€
Take On Helicopters
Take On Mars
Tales From Candlekeep Tomb Of Annihilation(X2)
Tennis In The Face
Tennis World Tour NEW 3€
Tharsis(X2)
The Adventure Pals
The Bard's Tale IV Director's Cut NEW
The Coma 2 Vicious Sisters
The Darkness II
The Final Station
The Free Ones
The Gate Of Firmament
The Haunted Island
The Invisible Hours
The Journey Down Chapter Three
The King's Bird(X2) NEW
The King Of Fighters XIII Steam Edition
The Last Blade
The Last Leviathan
The Long Dark NEW 7€
The Messenger NEW
The Mims Beginning
The Night Of The Rabbit NEW
The Occupation NEW
The Rivers of Alice Extended Version
The Spatials
The Spiral Scouts
The Stanley Parable NEW 8€
The Stillness Of The Wind NEW
The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes NEW 2€
The Town Of Light(X2)
The Turing Test 2€
The Uncertain The Last Quiet Day
The Walking Dead + 400 Days NEW 2€
The Walking Vegetables
Them's Fightin' Herds(X2) 2.5€
Think Of The Children
This Is The Police 2
This War Of Mine(X2) NEW
Throne Of Lies Online Game Of Deceit
Through The Darkest Of Times
Tilt Brush NEW
Timeshift 3€
Time Recoil
Titan Quest + Ragnarok NEW 5.5€
Tooth And Tail 2€
Torchlight(X2)
Torchlight II(X3) NEW 2€
Tower Unite NEW 8€
Toybox Turbos
Tracks The Train Set Game
Train Valley 2 NEW
Treasure Hunter Simulator
Tropico 4
Truberbrook
True Fear Forsaken Souls
Tyranny NEW 3.5€
Unbox Newbie's Adventure
Unexplored(X2)
Unloved NEW
Vampire The Masquerade Coteries Of New York NEW
Vampyr NEW 5€
Velocibox
Verlet Swing NEW
Vikings Wolves Of Midgard NEW
V Rally 4 NEW
VVVVVV
Warhammer 40K Dawn Of War GOTY NEW
Warhammer 40K Kill Team NEW
Warhammer End Times Vermintide NEW
Wargroove NEW 2€
Warlock Master Of The Arcane
Warsaw NEW
Warstone TD
We Are The Dwarves
We.The Revolution NEW
When Ski Lifts Go Wrong(X2)
White Night
White Noise 2
Wings Of Vi(X2)
Wooden Sen'SeY
World's Dawn
World Of Goo
Worms Revolution
WRC 7 World Rally Championship
Wurm Unlimited
Xenoraid The First Space War
Yet Another Zombie Defense HD
Ylands Exploration Pack
Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair 2€ NEW
Yuppie Psycho NEW
Zombie Army Trilogy NEW 7.5€
Zombie Kill Of The Week Reborn
Zombotron

Programs:
Music Maker EDM Edition+10$ voucher

Some of the games from my wishlist:
Dusk
Ion Fury
Wildfire
Roboquest
Fury Unleashed
Curse Of The Dead Gods
Heist
Children Of Morta
Nightmare Reaper
Amid Evil
...and about 100 more games

I'm from EU,so KEYS SHOULD work pretty much anywhere
My Wishlist or offer something(game or paypal)
DONT TRY TO ADD ME ON STEAM OR SEND A PM BEFORE YOU POST IN THIS TOPIC-WILL NOT ANSWER YOU
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2020.09.28 21:35 sadistthrowaway999 My ex sub just ruined my current relationship

Maybe this belongs in relationships but I don’t feel like being judged for my kinky lifestyle.. I’m sure some of you guys know how it can get.
So from 2016-2018 I dated a women we will call her Kate. I loved Kate, but there were a lot of issues. She was very career focused working up to 12 hours a day, she likes to party a lot, she often would travel on whims for 4-6 weeks at a time. she really is a free spirit. A beautiful person on the inside and out but I felt like I was constantly trying to hold down someone who didn’t want to be held down. This eventually led to our split.
About six months of no talking and she came back and told me she went to rehab, she was in therapy, she slowed down on her hours working 4-6, she cut out her toxic friends, and that she loved me and she missed her daddy. So I agreed to get coffee with her. We ended up having a miscommunication about the time and it fell through. At least that’s how I saw it. I later found out that Kate thought I had ghosted her, and she was really upset. So everytime I would try to reschedule I wouldn’t hear back. I just figured it was really done and I was crushed.
So then In early 2019, I met let’s call her Lydia. We met on fetlife but she is from the UK, and I am from the states. We began a long distance relationship. If I’m being honest Lydia is everything I ever wanted in a sub and partner. She’s mature, she also was wanting a 24/7 dynamic, we share a lot of the same interest and kinks. Also I love dark hair and eyes so that was just a bonus.
About 2 months of dating her I ran into Kate at a restaurant. I went over to say hi, and she asked me why I ghosted on her. I explained that I felt like communication had fell through. She asked if she could buy me a drink and she I told her sure but that I was seeing someone so while I was open to friendship that was it. She started to cry and walked out. I felt awful.
See, the thing about Kate is she likes to win. Everything is a game to her. She ended up buying a house in my neighborhood, I started to noticed fake accounts were watching my Instagram stories (for work I have to keep my account public) I figured it was her. One day she commented something nasty on my photo, I deleted the comment and blocked her. It sounded like she was drunk.
Lydia and ended up coming to the states for six months (this was in augest before the pandemic) we got engaged. I decided that it would be best for us to live somewhere else. So we picked New York. Kate found out through the grapevine we were moving there through mural friends and now she is moving there. I have now told our mutual friends that If they speak about me or Lydia to Kate then I can’t have them in my life anymore. They didn’t know everything that was going on and felt bad about it.
Well today Lydia got a message from Kate on a fake account. Just basically saying that she doesn’t want the drama so she’s using a fake account, that she had sex with me not knowing I was in a relationship and all this shit. It sounds real convincing. Lydia broke up with me. I’m not sure what to even do. I’m devastated, angry, and I don’t know where to go?
Keep in my mind I never told Lydia about all the Kate drama in the past, I didn’t want that type of pressure on our relationship especially when it was new. I also never thought Kate would take things this far.
Edit 1: I don’t think I can get a restraining order because I don’t know her new address and we live in different states atm.
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2020.09.28 19:43 Mafnas22 (SELLING) Added more codes for MA / Vudu / iTunes. 4K Men In Black Trilogy, Star Wars SAGA, Hannibal Series, 4K Mission Impossible 6-Movie, Game Of Thrones Series, plus collection sets! I have a $4 section and below list. New shipment of Disney codes added! Large list of 4Ks at bottom of list.

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Aladdin - ANIMATED - MA $6
Avengers - Endgame - MA $5
Avengers - Infinity War - MA $5
Brave - MA $7
Call Of The Wild - MA $6
Captain Marvel - MA $6
Cars - MA $6
Frozen 1 - MA $5
Incredibles 2 - MA $6
Lion King - 2019 - MA $7
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Thor 1 - MA $9
Thor 2 - Dark World - MA $9
Thor 3 - Ragnarok - MA $7
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Game Of Thrones - Seasons 1-7 ONLY - iTunes $50
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Gotham - Season 1 - V $7
Outlander - Season 1 V1 + Season 1 V2 + Season 2 + Season 3 - V $35
Supernatural Season 10 - V $9
Supernatural Season 11 - V $9
Supernatural Season 12 - V $9
Supernatural Season 13 - V $9
Walking Dead - Season 7 - V $8
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Batman 4-Film - Batman + Returns + Forever + And Robin - MA $17
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Die Hard 5-Movie - MA / Vudu $22
Hobbit 3-Movie - All x3 Extended films - MA $30
Hotel Transylvania 3-Movie - MA SDs $14
Insidious Chapter 2 + Chapter 3 + Last Key - MA SD $10
Leprechaun Collection - V $22
4K Men In Black TRILOGY - MA $35
4K Mission Impossible 6-Movie Collection - VUDU $30
4K Mission Impossible 6-Movie Collection - ITUNES $30
Open Season Trilogy - MA SD $14
Rick And Morty - Season 1-3 - V $25
Saw 8-Film - GP / V $22
Smurfs 3-Movie - MA $15
Spider-Man 4-Film - Homecoming + Far From Home + Into The Spider-Verse + Venom - MA $25
Tremors 6-Movie Collection - MA $40
Universal Monsters 6-Movie Collection - MA $25
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Angry Birds Movie - MA
Annabelle 2 - Comes Home - MA $8
BlacKkKlansman - MA $7
Book Of Life - MA / V / i $6
Carrie - 2013 - V / GP
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 - MA
Crank 2 - High Voltage - i
Crazy Rich Asians - MA $8
Deadpool 2 - Super Duper Cut - MA / V / GP $6
Doom - Annihilation - MA $8
Dora And The Lost City Of Gold - V
Dr Seuss The Grinch - MA $8
Emoji Movie - MA
Equilibrium - GP $9
Ex Machina - V $7
Ferdinand - MA / V / GP $6
Game Night - MA $6
Geostorm - MA $7
Getaway - MA $6
Ghostbusters - Answer The Call - Extended - MA
Glass - MA $6
Good Boys - MA $7
Halloween - 2018 - MA
Hereditary - V $6
Hidden Figures - MA / V / GP
Hobbit 1 - An Unexpected Journey - EX - MA $9
Hobbit 2 - Desolation Of Smaug - EX - MA $9
Hobbit 3 - Battle Of The Five Armies - EX - MA $9
Home Alone 2 - Lost In New York - MA / i / V / GP $5
House With A Clock In Its Walls - MA $6
Jumanji 1 - Welcome To The Jungle - MA
Jurassic Park 1 - MA
Jurassic Park 2 - Lost World - MA
Jurassic Park 3 - MA
Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom - PART 5 - MA
Just Mercy - MA $8
Justice League - Doom - MA
Justice League - Throne Of Atlantis - MA $7
Justice League vs Teen Titans - MA $7
Kick-Ass 2 - V
Kick-Ass 2 - i $7
King Kong - Ultimate Edition - MA
Kung-Fu Panda 3 - MA
LEGO Ninjago Movie - MA
Les Miserables - MA
Max 1 - MA
Maze Runner 3 - Death Cure - MA / V / GP
Murder On The Orient Express - MA
Nun - MA $8
Other Side Of The Door - MA $8
Pitch Perfect 3 - MA
Possession Of Hannah Grace - MA $7
Queen And Slim - MA $7
Ready Player One - MA
Rise Of The Guardians - MA $7
Searching - MA $8
Shape Of Water - MA $7
Slender Man - MA
Smallfoot - MA $6
Smurfs - Lost Village - MA
Sorry To Bother You - MA $7
Superman Unbound - MA
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies - MA $7
Teen Titans - Judas Contract - MA $7
Terminator 4 - Salvation - MA $6
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - MA / V / GP
Truth Or Dare? - MA
Turbo - MA
Turning - 2020 - MA $8
Uncle Drew - GP / V $6
Us - MA
Winchester - V / i $6
Yesterday - MA $8
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300 Rise Of An Empire - MA
5th Wave - V
A Good Day To Die Hard - Extended - MA / V
Crawl - V
Divergent 1 - V
Divergent 2 - Insurgent - V
First Purge - MA
Gallows 1 - MA
Get Smart - MA
Gods Of Egypt - V
Hunger Games - Catching Fire - V
Hunger Games - Mockingjay 2 - V
Hunger Games - Mockingjay 2 - GP
Huntsman - Winter’s War - Extended - MA
Last Witch Hunter - V
Legend Of Hercules - V
Magnificent Seven - V
Man Of Steel - MA
Pain And Gain - i
Passengers - MA
Rio 2 - MA
Top Gun - V
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets - MA
Widows - 2018 - MA
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Adventures Of Tintin - i ?
Alpha - MA SD
American Sniper - MA
Arrival - V
Arthur Christmas - MA SD
Call Me By Your Name - MA SD
Captain Underpants - First Epic Movie - MA
Chappie - MA SD
Cowboys And Aliens - i ?
Despicable Me 1 - V
Despicable Me 3 - V
Dredd - V
Due Date - i ?
Equalizer 2 - MA SD
Fences - V
Fate Of The Furious - Extended P8 - MA
Fury - MA SD
G.I. Joe 2 - Retaliation - V
Hercules - 2014 - rock - V
Hugo - V
Hugo - i
John Wick - V
Jonah Hex - i ?
Jurassic World - PART 4 - V
Noah - i
Pitch Perfect 1 - V
Rings - i
Roman J Israel, Esq - MA SD
Sicario 2 - Day Of Soldado - MA SD
Slender Man - MA SD
Spider-Man - Homecoming - MA
Star Trek 2 - Beyond - V
Star Trek 3 - Into Darkness - V
Taken 2 - MA / V / GP
Terminator 5 - Dark Fate - V
Terminator 4 - Genisys - V
Warm Bodies - GP / V
Wrath Of The Titans - MA
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All Star Superman - i ?
Annihilation - V
Argo - MA
Bad Grandpa - i
Bangkok Dangerous - i ?
Bumblebee - i
Daddy’s Home 2 - V
Dark Knight Rises - PART 3 - MA
Deepwater Horizon - V
Expendables 2 - V
Fast And Furious 4 - i ?
Fast Five - Extended - V
Fast Five - Extended - i
Fast And Furious 6 - Extended - V
Fate Of The Furious - Theatrical P8 - V
Forgetting Sarah Marshall - i ?
Ghost In The Shell - 2017 - V
Girl On The Train - V
Heaven Is For Real - MA SD
Instant Family - V
Interview - MA SD
Jack Reacher 2 - Never Go Back - V
Jurassic World - PART 4 - V / MA
Magic Mike 1 - MA
Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol - V
Mission Impossible 5 - Rogue Nation - V
Mission Impossible 6 - Fallout - V
Mummy - 2017 - tom cruise - V
Overlord - V
Paul - i ?
Perfect Guy - MA SD
Pet Sematary - 2019 - V
Playing With Fire - V
Red 2 - V
Resident Evil - Final Chapter - MA SD
Rocketman - V
Sausage Party - MA SD
Secret Life Of Pets 1 - V
Serenity - 2005 - V
Sherlock Gnomes - V
Sing - V
Split - V
SpongeBob Movie - Sponge Out Of Water - V
SpongeBob Movie - Sponge Out Of Water - i
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 2014 - V
Ted 2 - Unrated? - i
Transformers 3 - Dark Of The Moon - V
Transformers 4 - Age Of Extinction - V
Transformers 5 - Last Knight - V
Twilight - Breaking Dawn 2 - V
Walk - 2015 - MA SD
Warcraft - MA
Wonder Park - V
XXX - Return Of Xander Cage - V
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101 Dalmations - MA / iTunes $8
Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr Toad - GP $5
Aladdin - 2019 - GP $5
Aladdin - 2019 - MA / iTunes $5
Aladdin - ANIMATED - GP $3
Aladdin - ANIMATED - MA / iTunes $5
Aladdin 2 - GP $9
Aladdin 3 - GP $9
Ant-Man - GP $6
Ant-Man And The Wasp - GP $6
Avengers 1 - MA / iTunes $6
Avengers - Age Of Ultron - MA / iTunes $6
Avengers - Endgame - GP $3
Avengers - Endgame - MA / iTunes $3
Avengers - Infinity War - GP $3
Avengers - Infinity War - MA / iTunes $3
Bambi 2 - GP $6
Beauty And The Beast - 2017 - GP $4
Beauty And The Beast - 2017 - MA / iTunes $5
Beauty And The Beast - ANIMATED - GP $5
Big Hero 6 - GP $4
Big Hero 6 - MA / iTunes $4
Bolt - GP $9
Brave - GP $5
Call Of The Wild - GP $3
Call Of The Wild - MA / iTunes $4
Captain America Civil War - GP $4
Captain America Winter Soldier - GP $6
Captain Marvel - GP $3
Captain Marvel - MA / iTunes $4
Cars 1 - GP $4
Cars 2 - GP $4
Cars 3 - GP $4
Cars 3 - MA / iTunes $4
Cinderella - 2015 - GP $5
Cinderella 2 - MA / iTunes $8
Cinderella 3 - MA / iTunes $8
Coco - GP $6
Disney Nature - Born In China - GP $4
Doctor Strange - GP $4
Doctor Strange - MA / iTunes $4
Dumbo - 2019 - GP $5
Finding Nemo- GP $4
Finding Nemo - MA / iTunes $5
Finding Dory - GP $2
Finding Dory - MA / iTunes $3
Frozen - GP $3
Frozen - MA / iTunes $3
Frozen 2 - GP $6
Frozen 2 - MA / iTunes $6
Good Dinosaur - GP $5
Guardians Of The Galaxy V1 - GP $5
Guardians Of The Galaxy V2 - GP $2
Guardians Of The Galaxy V2 - MA / iTunes $4
Hannah Montana - The Movie - Quality? iTunes $4 (stays in iTunes)
Hercules - ANIMATED - MA / iTunes $8
Incredibles 2 - GP $4
Incredibles 2 - MA / iTunes $5
Into The Woods - MA / iTunes $7
Iron Man 3 - GP $4
Iron Man 3 - MA / iTunes $5
Inside Out - GP $5
Jake And The Never Land Pirates - Peter Pan Returns! - Quality? iTunes $7 FULL MOVIE - Not available in iTunes, only the episode from the tv show is available. This is the full 2-hour movie. (Stays in iTunes)
Lady And The Tramp - GP $6
Lady And The Tramp - MA / iTunes $7
Lilo And Stitch 1 - MA / iTunes $10
Lilo And Stitch 2 - MA / iTunes $10
Lilo And Stitch 2 - GP $9
Lion King - 2019 - GP $4
Lion King - ANIMATED - GP $5
Little Mermaid - MA / iTunes $8
Little Mermaid 2 - Return To The Sea - GP $9
Little Mermaid 3 - Ariel’s Beginning - GP $9
Maleficent - GP $5
Mary Poppins Returns - GP $5
Moana - GP $4
Moana - MA / iTunes $5
Monsters University - GP $6
Nutcracker And The Four Realms - GP $5
Peter Pan 1 - GP $6
Peter Pan 2 - MA / iTunes $8
Pirates Of The Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales - GP $3
Planes - GP $5
Pocahontas 2 - MA / iTunes $8
Princess And The Frog - GP $6
Princess And The Frog - MA / iTunes $6
Queen Of Katwe - MA / iTunes $6
Ralph Breaks The Internet - GP $4
Robin Hood - ANIMATED - GP $4
Santa Clause Trilogy - GP $15
Sleeping Beauty - GP $5
Sleeping Beauty - MA / iTunes $6
Spies In Disguise - GP $5
Spies In Disguise - MA / iTunes $6
Super Buddies - GP $5
Tarzan - ANIMATED - GP $9
Thor 1 - GP - $6
Thor Dark World - GP $6
Thor - Ragnarok - GP $3
Thor - Ragnarok - MA / iTunes $5
Toy Story 1-4 - GP $20
Toy Story 1 - MA / iTunes $6
Toy Story 3 - GP $5
Toy Story 3 - MA / iTunes $6
Toy Story 4 - GP $5
Wrinkle In Time - GP $5
Zootopia - GP $4
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Addams Family - 2019 - i $8
Alvin And The Chipmunks - Road Chip - i $8
Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2 - $20
Annihilation - i
A Quiet Place - i
Arrival - i $5
Bad Times At El Royale - MA / V $7
Battleship - i
Bumblebee - i $5
Crawl - i $5
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - MA $7
Daddy’s Home 2 - i
Deadpool 1 - i $6
Deadpool 2 - Super Duper Cut - MA / V $9
Deepwater Horizon - i
Despicable Me 1 - i $5
Despicable Me 3 - i $5
Despicable Me 3 - V $5
Dora And The Lost City Of Gold - i $7
Dredd - i $7
Expendables 2 - i
Fantastic Four - 2015 - i $7
Fences - i $5
Ghostbusters - Answer The Call - Extended - MA $8
Ghost In The Shell - 2017 - i
G.I. Joe 2 - Retaliation - i $6
Girl On The Train - i
Gladiator - i $5
Hercules - 2014 - rock - i $5
Hidden Figures - i $7
Home Alone 1 - i $6
Hunger Games 1 - i
Independence Day 1 - i $9
Independence Day 2- Resurgence - i $7
Instant Family - i
Jack Reacher 2 - Never Go Back - i
John Wick 1 - i $6
Jumanji 1 - Welcome To The Jungle - MA $9
Justice League Dark - Apokolips War - MA $9
Kingsman 2 - Golden Circle - i $7
LEGO Movie - MA $6
Let’s Be Cops - i
Logan - i $5
Maze Runner 1 - i $7
Maze Runner 2 - Scorch Trials - i $6
Meg - MA $9
Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol - i
Mission Impossible 5 - Rogue Nation - i
Mission Impossible 6 - Fallout - i
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children - i $7
Mountain Between Us - i $5
Mummy - 2017 - tom cruise - i
Night At The Museum 3 - Secret Of The Tomb - i $5
Overlord - i $5
Pacific Rim 1 - MA $9
Peanuts Movie - i $6
Pet Sematary - 1989 - i
Pet Sematary - 2019 - i
Pitch Perfect 1 - i $6
Pitch Perfect 2 - i $6
Playing With Fire - i $5
Rampage - MA $9
Ready Player One - MA $9
Red 2 - i
Revenant - i $7
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes - i $7
Robin Hood - 2018 - i $7
Rocketman - i $5
Secret Life Of Pets 1 - i
Serenity - 2005 - i
Sherlock Gnomes - i
Sing - i
Sonic The Hedgehog - i $8
Spider-Man - Homecoming - MA $9
Split - i
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 2014 - i
Terminator 5 - Dark Fate - i $5
Terminator 4 - Genisys - i $5
Terminator 2 - Judgement Day - MA $8
Transformers 3 - Dark Of The Moon - i $5
Transformers 4 - Age Of Extinction - i
Transformers 5 - Last Knight - i
Twilight - Breaking Dawn 2 - i
Ugly Dolls - i $7
Uncle Drew - i $6
Venom - MA $9
Warcraft - i $3
War For The Planet Of The Apes - i $5
Why Him? - i
Wonder Park - i
X-Men Apocalypse - i $6
X-Men Days Of Future Past - i $6
XXX - Return Of Xander Cage - i
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2020.09.28 18:35 GuyOnTheMike American Association Alums in the MLB Playoffs

During the 2020 season, a dozen former American Association players suited up for an MLB team, and several of those are on teams that are off to the postseason.
Let's take a look at what these men did in the AA and what they've done at the sport's highest level this season:
John Brebbia, 2014 Sioux Falls Canaries, 2015 Laredo Lemurs
In the MLB: This one sort-of counts, because he missed the 2020 season due to injury, but he was expected to be a key part of the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen this year, so he'll get a pass. In three years with the Cardinals, he's posted a very fine 3.14 ERA, while striking out 198 batters over 175.0 innings in 161 games.
In the AA: He joined the Sioux Falls Canaries in 2014 after three years in the New York Yankees system. With the Birds, he went 3-2 with a 3.31 ERA in 34 games (5 starts), with 76 strikeouts in 65.1 innings. In 2015, he moved on to the Laredo Lemurs, where he posted one of the best reliever seasons in league history (sorry, Peyton Gray). Brebbia went 7-2 with a 0.97 ERA in 51 games, earning 19 saves and striking out 79 over 64.1 innings.
In the 2015 postseason, he threw 13.1 shutout innings over six games, earning five saves. In the semifinals against the Wichita Wingnuts, Brebbia threw 4.0 shutout innings in the clincher, retiring all 12 men he faced to earn the save. In the AA Finals, Brebbia helped the Lemurs upset the 75-25 Sioux City Explorers, throwing 2.2 shutout innings to close out the X's and earn the Lemurs their lone title.
Oddly enough, before the AA Finals, he was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks (the transaction date given was September 15, the date of his last AA game, September 20), and he was subsequently claimed in the Rule 5 Draft by St. Louis that December, where he's remained ever since.
James Hoyt, 2012 Wichita Wingnuts
In the MLB: Hoyt was sold by the Cleveland Indians to the Miami Marlins on August 2 after the Marlins had to turn over half their roster following their COVID-19 outbreak in the first weekend of the season. That paid off handsomely as Hoyt went 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA over 24 games out of the bullpen, striking out 20 batters in 14.2 innings.
Hoyt had previously pitched for the Houston Astros from 2016-18 and the Cleveland Indians in 2019. For his career he is 4-1 with a 3.71 ERA in 98 relief appearances.
In the AA: After going undrafted out of Palomar College, Hoyt pitched in the now-defunct North American League before joining the Wichita Wingnuts early in the 2012 season. After just two appearances, he was sold to the Olmecas de Tabasco of the Mexican League, where he pitched for a little over a month, going 0-2 with a 2.03 ERA in 11 games, but nonetheless returned to Wichita by season's end.
With the Wingnuts, he went 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA with one save in 11 games, striking out 15 over 10.1 innings pitched, plus three scoreless appearances in the playoffs, which saw Wichita fall in the finals to the Winnipeg Goldeyes. On November 15, 2012, his contract was purchased by the Atlanta Braves. He was eventually traded to the Astros in a 2015 deal that sent Evan Gattis to Houston and Mike Foltynewicz to Atlanta, before debuting in 2016.
Brandon Kintzler, 2009 St. Paul Saints
In the MLB: Kintzler signed with the Miami Marlins in February and once again was excellent out of the bullpen, serving as the Marlins' closer and going 2-3 with a 2.22 ERA, earning 12 saves in 24 appearances. Over 11 seasons in the majors, Kintzler has appeared in 454 career games with five different teams, going 22-23 with a 3.31 ERA and 61 saves.
In the AA: After two seasons in the San Diego Padres system (after being a 40th round pick), Kintzler was released after the 2005 campaign. After missing the 2006 season, he resurfaced with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Northern League (RIP) in 2007, spending two seasons as a so-so starter for them, going a combined 13-8 with a 4.41 ERA with the Fish.
With his career hanging by a thread, he moved to the St. Paul Saints (in the AA) for the 2009 campaign, where things clicked. He went 8-3 with a 2.79 ERA before his contract was purchased by the Milwaukee Brewers on July 22 of that year. After finishing the year in Double-A, Kintzler moved permanently to the bullpen in 2010, and made his MLB debut later that season.
Chris Martin, 2010 Grand Prairie AirHogs
In the MLB: Martin suffered a groin injury in Sunday's season finale, putting a damper on his best MLB season, one that saw him go 1-1 with a 1.00 ERA in 19 appearances out of the bullpen for the Atlanta Braves. He struck out 20 and walked just three batters over 18.0 innings. For his career, which dates back to 2014 and has spanned four teams, he is 3-11 with a 4.09 ERA over 163 games, fanning 154 batters over 151.2 innings.
In the AA: Martin was kind of an odd case, being drafted out of JuCo in the 21st round in 2005 by the Colorado Rockies (and not signing), but there's no evidence he played professionally anywhere until 2010, when at 24 years old, he surfaced with the Grand Prairie AirHogs. Despite not pitching until July 17 that year, he went 4-0 with a 1.96 ERA in 13 appearances (four starts), striking out 36 batters over 36.2 innings.
On March 31, 2011, he signed with the Boston Red Sox, spending three years in their system before being traded in the winter of 2013 to the Colorado Rockies, where he eventually made his big league debut less than a month before his 28th birthday in 2014.
Tyler Matzek, 2018-19 Texas AirHogs
In the MLB: Matzek has had one of the most interesting journeys. This year, he went 4-3 with a 2.79 ERA out of the Atlanta Braves bullpen, striking out 43 in just 29.0 innings. However, that was his first MLB action in five years. In 2014-15, he had a promising start to his career, going a combined 8-12 with the Colorado Rockies with a very respectable (for them) 4.06 ERA. In his career, he is 12-15 with a 3.84 ERA over 46 appearances (24 starts), striking out 149 in 168.2 innings.
In the AA: His route to the AA involved being drafted 11th overall by the Rockies in 2009 out of high school--14 spots ahead of Mike Trout. He was twice a top-40 prospect by Baseball America, but struggled at times with his control. Despite this, he showed promise after reaching the majors in 2014, but washed out due to injuries and full-blown Steve Blass Disease, being released following the 2016 season.
After being released in spring training by the Chicago White Sox (in 2017) and Seattle Mariners (in 2018), he wound up with the Texas AirHogs in 2018, having a horrid season for a horrid team, going 3-8 with a 5.88 ERA and walking 66 batters in 88.2 innings for a 25-75 AirHogs squad. Nonetheless, he signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks that winter, but by early 2019, he was back with the AirHogs.
However, in his second year in Texas, he moved to the bullpen, going 5-4 with a 2.64 ERA in 22 games, striking out 53 batters in just 30.2 innings, throwing 12 straight scoreless outings before being signed by the Braves on August 15. After a handful of minor league outings to finish the 2019 season, Matzek then made the 2020 Opening Day roster, completing a successful comeback to the big leagues.
James Paxton, 2010 Grand Prairie AirHogs
In the MLB: Paxton had a dud of a 2020 season for the New York Yankees, going 1-1 with a 6.64 ERA before a flexor strain ended his season. However, despite injuries never allowing him to throw more than 160 innings, he's had a successful MLB career between the Yankees and Seattle Mariners, going 57-33 with a 3.58 ERA over eight years, including a no-hitter on May 8 2018.
In the AA: "Big Maple" was drafted 39th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2009 MLB Draft, but despite being Canadian, he did not sign, and was ruled ineligible to return to college, due to the fact that he had signed with an agent (Scott Boras). That led him to the Grand Prairie AirHogs in 2010, where he made four starts, going 1-2 with a 4.07 ERA, striking out 18 in 17.2 innings.
Understandably, his draft stock slipped, as Seattle drafted him in the fourth round in 2010. However, Paxton signed this time and he made his big league debut late in the 2013 season.
Chaz Roe, 2012 Laredo Lemurs
In the MLB: Roe's 2020 season was cut short by an elbow injury, but he posted a 2-0 record with a 2.89 ERA over 10 appearances before going on the shelf. In his career, Roe has bounced around five teams, but has been a consistent piece in the Tampa Bay bullpen for the past three seasons, appearing in 71 games in 2019. For his career, he is 11-8 with a 3.82 ERA over 244 games, striking out 243 over 216.2 innings.
In the AA: Roe was drafted 32nd overall in the loaded 2005 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. He reached the majors in September, 2010, but did not appear in a big league game that year. After a rocky 2011 season in Triple-A, he was released and wound up in Laredo, where he was lights out for the 2012 Lemurs, going 3-2 with a 1.47 ERA in 49 games, striking out 69 batters in 55.0 innings, not allowing an earned run in his final 17 appearances.
Eight days after his final appearance in Laredo, he was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 15, 2012 and made his big league debut the following season.
Caleb Thielbar, 2011, 2016-17 St. Paul Saints
In the MLB: Thielbar made it back to the majors for the first time in 2015 with the team he debuted with, the Minnesota Twins. The Minnesota native dazzled for his hometown team, going 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA in 17 games out of the bullpen, striking out 22 batters in 20.0 innings. Over his four years with the Twins, he's gone 7-4 with a 2.65 ERA, striking out 101 in 118.2 innings over 126 appearances.
In the AA: A truly unique case, Thielbar may be the only player to go from Indy ball to the majors twice. After being drafted in the 18th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009, he was released less than two years later. He wound up in St. Paul in 2011, going 3-3 with a 2.53 ERA in 43 games, striking out 62 in 49.2 innings. On August 19, he was purchased by the Minnesota Twins.
By 2013, Thielbar was in the majors and a valuable weapon in the Minnesota bullpen, but in 2015, he was demoted to Triple-A and despite excellent numbers there, he was waived, claimed by the San Diego Padres, posted most excellent numbers in the minors, but was released. Finally, the Miami Marlins signed, then released him late in Spring Training in 2016.
So, in 2016, Thielbar was back in St. Paul, going 5-2 with a 2.39 ERA in 42 games, striking out 56 in 64.0 innings. He returned to the Saints in 2017, going 2-1 with a 2.01 ERA in 17 games, fanning 23 in 22.1 innings. Finally, he signed with the Detroit Tigers in the winter of 2017.
Despite two strong seasons in Triple-A for the Tigers, he never earned the call to the bigs, and after a brief stint in the minors with the Atlanta Braves late in the 2019 season, Thielbar was signed by the Twins in the winter of 2019 and finally made it back in 2020.
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2020.09.28 03:15 matthewkoehler Argument Against Single Family Zoning

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How to Address the Housing Crisis While Benefiting Both Homeowners and Renters, and Without Costing Taxpayers a Dime.
The average rent for a one bedroom apartment in Toronto is $2,013 for September 2020 according to Rentals.ca. With the most recent data provided by Statistics Canada showing a median monthly pre-tax income of $2,883 in 2018 for Toronto, this equates to $2,361 after taxes. Leaving a very comfortable $348 left for all other expenses. Clearly something needs to be done to address the affordability crisis in this city.
With a moderate increase in density in residential neighbourhoods we could significantly increase the supply of new rental units. A bylaw change which allows for one additional storey in residential neighbourhoods provided the additional square footage is allocated to a rental unit is one way in which this could be accomplished. See *link* for more detail on how this can be done.
There are 341,755 single- or semi-detached homes in Toronto, with the number increasing to 846,405 when considering the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). By promoting the construction of one rental unit per home we can apply a sustained downwards pressure on rental rates across the city for years to come.
This policy will tackle the housing crisis without the need for increased government spending, a factor which is especially important given the record ballooning debt of both Ontario and Canada.
One of the key benefits to this policy is that it benefits both renters and homeowners, a critical consideration when attempting to garner political support.
Benefits to Homeowners of Constructing a Rental Unit Under Proposed Program
1 - Providing a new source of monthly income.
2 - Providing a viable long term housing solution for elderly family members, children, individuals with special needs and others.
3 - Increasing the value of your home.
4 - Retaining all of your current living space, while being allowed to build higher toaccommodate a rental unit. See *link* for more detail.
Below you will find economic, social and environmental reasoning for this policy.
Economic Reasons
1 - Expanding the labour force capable of contributing to housing supply.
2 - Reducing bureaucratic inefficiencies.
3 - By allowing for stick frame construction up to 4 stories we allow for construction methods of approximately 30-35% lower cost in comparison with typical Toronto condominiums.
4 - Stabilizing the cost of doing business in Toronto.
5 - Fostering a competitive marketplace in the construction industry.
6 - Supporting thousands of well paying construction jobs in the city of Toronto.
Social Reasons
1 - It is detrimental to social cohesion to allow housing costs to rise to the point where many Torontonians are unable to live in the city.
2 - The neighborhood in which you grow up is one of the most statistically significant predictors of socioeconomic status later in life. Segregating Toronto neighborhoods based on wealth inhibits socioeconomic mobility as well as eroding social trust in our society.
3 - Helping to create more livable communities.
Environmental Reasons
1 - Combating climate change and protecting the health of local ecosystems.
Informative links
Examples of Other Governments Taking Similar Approaches
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2020.09.27 18:06 CyrusWaugh All Taylor Swift Albums Ranked (2006-2020)

And now we've reached the beginning of the end of CountryMusicStuff's first appreciation week, I loved every bit of this process, even when I was stressed out with deadlines, I kept pushing forward for you guys as a community, this has been the most fun I've had with the sub in a long time and I can't wait to explore other big and underappreciated artists. After 8 albums its time to answer the big one, which album stands tall above the rest, I'd love to know your opinion, even though I'm not touching Taylor Swift for a long time after this, I'll give a little shoutout here and there when I see it fitting. A lot of people this week have come together to appreciate all the music she's put out, and I don't want it to fade away. I'm gonna announce the placements Drum Corps style because this has built up a lot of momentum over the past week, also this was not easy, a lot of these albums were highly competitive, some rose in placement, some did not, a majority of the scores were really tight, and I'm being as critical as can be, because the fanboy in me would put all these albums around 8 or 9 out of 10.


In 8th Place With A Score Of 6.9/10:


8. Lover (2019)
Lover is last for me, as I feel like it has a lot to offer, but it fails to be cohesive, the sound ranges from candy sounding pop, to 80's synth style, to the style of Reputation and country, it's a mess in terms of lyrics and production. There a few instances where we get the peak of Taylor's vocal performance and writing skills, but mostly it feels contrived and lazy. Also this isn't last for my disdain of the trash that is the man, the album score is the average of my song ratings, so The Man only counts for 5.5% of the score. 1 song doesn't determine where I place a record. I've seen records where I give one song a 1/10 and the rest are 8,9 or 10 out of 10, and I give it a high score. The writing and sound for a lot of the record, is kind of dated, to be honest, songs like ME! or You Need To Calm Down's sound was already done 2016 and 2017, and in 2019, the sound of music changed drastically, either trap songs by DaBaby, or mellow pop songs by Billie Eilish and Post Malone trended, I'm not saying it failed as it has sold 4 million worldwide which in the streaming era is huge, and it still landed to be the most popular album of 2019, but chart wise this album didn't land, for an artist a few years back was a head of the times it feels on this record she's playing catch up.

In terms of the tracks themselves, this is the only record where I actually hate some of the tracks, them being The Man, I Think He Knows, and I Forgot That You Existed, one being dishonest lyricism and the other 2 being lazily produced and sung, normally I can pick up on something I like but not on Knows or Existed, out of context The Man is fun, but using my brain I can tell its the worst of the 3. Then we get into the decent section which is, Miss Americana, False God, You Need To Calm Down, and Death By A Thousand Cuts, these tracks are give or take, you may like the lyrics which are clever or honest, while you get bad production, like on Death By A Thousand Cuts, which is pretty descriptive but it suffers from a lot of the production concerning her vocals or in You Need To Calm Down where it is a jam, but the lyrics are lazy, and pandering, and how she keep's singing to haters and critics, why? There was a whole record dedicated to this, why do you keep bringing it up. And if you are going to, be clever about it, like Blank Space or Delicate. Then there's the good tracks that have a decent balance of both, like ME!, or Paper Rings, these tracks are often silly in their lyricism, which is okay, I'm cool with dumb silly songs, and the production really reflects the seriousness these songs lack, there are some tracks where the lyrics are so dumb and the instrumentation is advanced and beautiful, they don't fit together usually, so these tracks offer the middle lane.

The great tracks are the ones where we get to see inside her head, her personal stories, such as The Archer, which actually does a good job in describing the battle of her reputation, not addressing the haters but her own personal perspective, her relationship with Alwyn is on full display with Lover, which is one of the biggest standouts of the record, where get arguably the best bridge of her career, Luke Combs does pretty good ones, but Taylor is on a whole other level, even on tracks that aren't as great, she puts a lot of effort into bridges. Her matured view point of relationships in Cornelia Street, how this relationship is getting so good, and how if they fail, she's afraid to walk that street because its a scar. And the crown jewel of the album, Soon You'll Get Better, which is dedicated to her mother diagnosed with a terminal illness, beautifully written, I can hear every emotion going through her head, and it is heartbreaking. The record offers some of her best songs, my favorite melodies and lyrics, Just because it is barely misses a 7/10, doesn't mean don't listen to it, still 80% of this record I still listen to, I judge songs intellectually, so in terms of fun, this is around 7.5 or 8, if you are getting into pop for the first time after listening to country all your life, this is a good way to enter the genre and what to expect.


In 7th Place With A Score Of 7.4/10


7. Reputation (2017)
Reputation is considered by many to be her worst album, and majority of the people who say that, only listened to the singles, this album's opening is supposed to break your perspective, I think it is also dated, this sound of EDM, Trap was big with people like The Chainsmokers and Imagine Dragons and they were already on the decline, but while it doesn't hold up compared to the other records, there is a lot I like on it, Taylor's songwriting skills are still here, even if vocally and instrumentally it isn't, even on the bombastic EDM I Did Something Bad, there is still quality, and personally I like the production, the overall package isn't as intelligent as I'd like it to be but by the second chorus it brings it. Even on my least favorite track This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, while pretty forgettable melodically, is really raw in the writing, detailing how people have betrayed her over the years, and highlights her feud with Kanye West, also if you're interested in the context for a majority of the songs, I highly recommend the Netflix Documentary, Miss Americana, I skip over the political nonsense, but you get to see her mind set in her modern songs especially in Lover and Reputation.
The singles themselves are bombastic like Look What You Made Me Do and ...Ready For It, people's complaints are valid, it really comes down to personal preference, most people when listening to pop, tend to go for their ears rather than their brains, its easier when listening to country music, as the best of it reflect both instrumentation and lyrics, pop is a lot harder as songs for casual listeners are carried by the production, so she has my respect, for putting intellectualism in this style, the only other artist I think that used to be able to do something similar, was 21 Pilots but they've turned into a joke imo. The record really is divided into 2 parts, the dark and heavy sounding side which is all about her reputation and the other is her personal stories, which has a lot lighter production style, with songs like Gorgeous, if I were to put a song from Lover and Gorgeous together, you'd probably think they came from the same album, I tried it once, and that is what got a friend of mine to check out Reputation. Also quick side note, Her concert at Metlife Stadium 2018, is arguably the best concert I've been to, then again I've only been to 4 or 5, which were Toby Keith, Midland, Florida Georgia Line, and I wanna say David Allen Coe, I can't really remember, I was pretty young at the time and it was raining that day in Metlife.
The remainder songs actually highlight her new style or throwback to previous styles from older records, my favorite of the new style being So It Goes, its semi-dirty, and I gag to That's My Kind Of Night, but So It Goes is my jam. Don't Blame Me, has a electronic bass drop gospel feel to me, and while not that great lyrically, makes up for how much on an ear worm it is. Getaway Car is a fantastic metaphor, and is a great throwback to 1989, how she talks about a man, being a getaway car, and her guilt of using him like that. Dancing With Our Hands Tied is another great example of her growing skill of unique storytelling in describing relationships. Delicate is my favorite of the entire album, and highlights how she sorta disappeared for a year in the media's eyes, and how all eyes are on her, and you get a sense of freedom when there's no one watching you, the vocals are so soothing, and the drum loop blends in so well, and according to Grady, he calls it his "Chill Jam" I completely agree, then there's the elephant in the room, Look What You Made Me Do at the time really divided the fan base, but overtime this became a beloved piece of pop culture, it is lyrically so interesting, the chorus is a turn off for people, but after listening to this track tens of times, it's become on of my favorite tracks in her entire catalog. Then the closing track New Years Day, without a doubt the best track, highlighting how true love isn't in kissing, their body, or sex, its in their actions, how something as small as cleaning up after a party does so much, Overall yes I enjoy Reputation, I encourage those scared of checking out this record, give it a listen in its entirety, it's better than you think.

In 6th Place With A Score Of 7.5/10


6. Taylor Swift (2006)
To all the traditionalists before you downvote this because her countriest record is placed 6th, hear me out. Yes sonically her first record is the best. As is the case for a lot of artists in Nashville during the 2000's. But lyrically, this certainly isn't her greatest. Arguably this album is revolutionary for its key role in the start of the bro era, now I'm not comparing her to bro artists, but if you pay close attention, after 2006, you begin to see a rise in her more bro like songs charting slowly. And in this record, you get all the bro tropes, like Trucks, someones eyes, jeans, dirt roads. I certainly think she did a better job at describing adjectives than most artists, I'd put her around the same level of HARDY in that aspect, but simple adjectives are simple adjectives and there's no getting around that. And while there is a lot of traditional country sounds, to help make up for this issue, around 25% of this record leans in the 2000's pop rock trend, and that lowers my opinion of a lot especially with songs like Invisible which sounds awkward vocally for me, or A Perfectly Good Heart, I think the 2 styles in both the lyricism and instrumentation don't blend together great, and similar to how I view songs like Hey Cowgirl by Randall King, the sound might be beautiful but the lyrics are still pretty simple. She was starting to write songs at 16, she hasn't really sharpened her skills yet, this is evident on tracks like I'm Only Me When I'm With You, its sweet and fun but arguably besides the instrumentation and vocals, this is a 7/10 song, and others songs like this include Cold As You, The Outside, Stay Beautiful, all great, but I think we can agree these aren't masterpieces.
But while I approach this brutally in some of your eyes, there is still a lot I adore on the record. Our Song is a jam and while simplistic, that's the intention, the melody is as iconic to me as say something like Toes By Zac Brown Band. Picture To Burn is just a blast all the way through, that offer a lot more than a majority of the other tracks on the record, they let the instruments shine more often, you can tell she had a lot more fun with these 2 tracks than the others. The more mature songs signaled that the best of Taylor Swift was yet to come, Teardrops On My Guitar, A Place In This World, are the standouts for me as these are the stories I connected to more, I'm in my final year of high school and I this record feels so nostalgic. Teardrops captures a feeling we've all felt at one point of our lives, it's not that big lyrically, but it has so much emotion, it feels so raw and pure. Then there's Tim McGraw which was the prequel to one of the most iconic tracks of the 2010's Springsteen, who knows, maybe Eric Church was inspired by it to write his own perspective. Tim McGraw is captures every element I love and brings it all together, the great lyrics, the fantastic instrumentation and emotional vocal performance. Her first record may be your favorite, like I said almost all of them are close in striking distance for me, originally I had this in 5th place, but after listening to it 3 more times I came to accept that while the sound is gorgeous, there was just as much quality in her later years.


In 5th Place With A Score Of 7.6/10


5. Red (2014)
Red as I've said before is her most important record, which was her smooth transition of genres from country to pop, as you can tell by the ratings is a pretty good album, but while this does have the least amount of 6/10's for me, it is overwhelmed with 7/10's. 63% percent of this record is 7/10 for me. And for a pop record which I view it as, that's pretty good, it's extremely hard to make an intellectual pop record in this day and age. Most artists like Camila Cabello or Shawn Mendes while great performers don't put much brains into their songs and you're left with a 5/10 record. Red played it safe in terms of it leaning into the pop genre further than it ever did with songs like 22 and I Knew You Were Trouble. It's what I like to call a wholesome album, which is an album which intellectual and casual listeners can enjoy, songs with so much heartfelt moments, and fun moments people can universally enjoy.
So the fun moments for me are definitely songs like 22 and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, 22 is more of a bubblegum anthem, and those never really have vivid imagery, but this does put me in scenarios I've been in, like breakfast at midnight, however I will never EVER!!! go to a club. So there goes the relatableness. But still that melody is impossible not to enjoy (unless you're trigger) We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together is my favorite of the pop tracks, I don't think she's had as much fun in a recorded track, its a jam, still had a grudge as it was pushed to country, but still a lot of 2013 singles weren't country. Stay Stay Stay, is another fun little jam that border lines pop with modern country. It is harmless, hilarious and a good time throughout all of it. The S Tier of this record lies within the the opening and ending track, which is State Of Grace, and Begin Again, State Of Grace, shows the beginning of the end for her country career. I regret never seeing this song live, I adore it, and Begin Again, is her farewell to the genre, we get everything I love in a mature Swift song, beautiful instrumentation, compelling lyrics and sensitive vocals. And then imo the best track of the record: All To Well, so well written, beautifully sung, so perfectly built up to this dramatic conclusion. Red, is the safest record she's done, but the best of the record, is some of the best Taylor Swift has to offer.


In 4th Place With A Score Of 7.6/10


4. Fearless (2008)
This is what I call the golden age of Taylor Swift, drawing a fine line between mature lyrics and great instrumentation. This is the second time I've seen an album average out the same score, so to break it , I counted which album had the most 9/10's and here we are. Fearless brings back to a time, where I didn't have to worry about college, who I'm going to be, all I had to worry about was band and maintaining good grades. Her voice is slowly getting deeper and I got a feeling idolism. It is was my first record Taylor Swift record and I cherish it as much as I do for Chief By Eric Church, arguably 3 records broadened my perspective of the potential of country music, them being This One's For You and these 2. I've talked so much about my love of the album and I've yet to highlight why the album is good.
Definitely the simplistic parts of her writing haven't been fleshed out yet, so you have a hand full of 6/10's but they are improvements from her first record. Like Hey Stephen, to me it is clever but I find the melody extremely tedious. The Best Day, I'm sorry if you guys love this one I just don't see it, it feels too perky and you guys describe this to be over emotional, but I can't be on the same page with this. The Way I Loved You, is a bro song, her first 3 albums heavily inspired the lyrical aspect of the bro era, and I don't know whether that's a good or bad thing. Still all of these songs are good especially when I compare it to songs today. This is also her 2nd best single output for her 8 records. The singles here aren't just great for radio, their great overall. You Belong With Me is impossible not to sing along to when it comes on when we play music on the bus after a competition. This was the peak of 2000's pop. Like Robert California from the office, I don't like the Blacked Eyed Peas, I wasn't a fan of the output for a majority of these artists like Usher, or Eminem, so to hear this everywhere was amazing. White Horse is arguably the best lyrically, with how it progresses the story, but Love Story is the perfect balance those 2 songs possess. Great story production, unforgettable melodies and the best sounding song on the record. Fearless for a long time was my favorite record, it was my childhood (the parts I can remember)


In 3rd Place Receiving My Bronze Medal With A Score Of 7.8/10


3. Speak Now (2010)
Speak Now had the highest expectations from me, given how much I loved the previous record and for a long time I always viewed it as inferior to Fearless, it wasn't till this even where I realized its slight superiority. My only real complaint is how I'm not a big fan of the punk rock sound a few tracks had, but still the tracks were good nonetheless. For a long time I viewed this as her most mature record, where we got to see more of her life as a celebrity rather than stories from her past. There was a lot of innovation with the record as she also experimented with orchestras for the tracks Haunted and Back To December, both capturing the theme the lyrics capture, Haunted obviously bring out haunting melodies and Back To December, bring out sincereness. You could tell she relied less and less on the high school narrative, she really uses it 2 or 3 times imo.
A lot of the stories are so unique and feel interconnected in what I think the album's theme is which suppression of emotion. Speak Now the title track is about expressing love to some one who is about to marry the wrong woman, this is a perfect example of suppressed emotion as she does consider this is wrong, but she's tired of hiding it. Back To December is about swallowing pride rather than making a song about the man in the relationship being the wrong, this track is about how she was. Never Grow Up show's her side that never wished she grew up, how everything that matters to her aren't selling out shows, making millions but her family, I can tell I'm in the minority when say it's my favorite track, Better Than Revenge is her unleashing all her bitterness on Joe Jonas. Mean doesn't really convey the them of suppression, but still it's MEAN. The sound of it is amazing, it's pretty goofy, but that's why I love it. Dear John is the longest and most emotional roller coaster out of any Swift song, perfectly paced, unleashing all of her emotions about what I assume to be John Mayer, but I still have my doubts, take him out of the context, doesn't do a darn thing, I love this song just as much. Normally long songs eventually get me bored, but not Dear John I am moved by its haunting somber melody, the build up to her powerful vocals and one of her most compelling stories. Dear John while not my favorite, is what universally unites all fans of this record. This is currently the best country record she's ever made, who knows, Red is creeping up in appreciation, I learn a new detail every time I listen to a Taylor Swift record, so a year from now this record could be 5th or 6th or 2nd or 1st.


Receiving My Silver Medal With A Score Of 8/10
2. folklore (2020)
I don't think many people realize how much of a game changer this record is. I've argued Taylor has played catch up with Reputation and Lover, but once again she's ahead of the game. This blends several genres at once, country, soft jazz, rock, folk, pop and it doesn't feel disjointed. Without a doubt the most mature and well written record of her career as of now. If folklore was a country album, and given today's standards it is, I'd put it as the #1 album in the mainstream even above Never will by Ashley McBryde, the current leader of this year. Every single song is a fantastic album cut, it has changed the game for how she writes her songs, she's taken new perspective when singing about how she keeps up with appearances, new perspectives in break up and high school songs. The Saltbox House Chapter is a story line the spans off 4 songs, I don't remember the last time something like this has been tried, I'm sure it has but it's been a hell of a long time.
The weakest song on this track is still something with so much effort put in, Seven's only major issues are vocal and melodical, lyrically it tells the story of a forgotten friend, and she can remember everything but her physical details. One great example of new ways of writing about her reputation, is The Last Great American Dynasty, instead of talking about herself which she's prone to do a lot. She sings about others and in this case, her Rhode Island home's previous owner. It's very compelling and one of my favorite lyrically, but similar to how much I love Round Here Buzz, the percussion here is too big of a problem. The 1 definitely feels like an outlier, as it doesn't really go in the theme of the saltbox house story line, or her new perspective of her appearance. But still it's fun to listen to. I can picture myself walking through grey skies in downtown for school listening to this record. When I walk alone, I like to be alone with my thoughts and this record allows me to reach that state, even simple songs like this one.
Her songs about her and Alwyn are so wholesome, Invisible String is all about how an invisible string tied them together and they didn't know it. Little details of where they would've met earlier, places they've been to. Peace is about how while they are together, people will always look for cracks to get a story, and he doesn't are if its peaceful. Alwyn seems like the one for Taylor and I hope they last, he's better than everyone she's ever been with. I wouldn't be shocked if an engagement would be announced in the next few months as this song has finally brought her full circle as she's finally ready to commit, after everything she's been through. Mirrorball tugs at my heartstrings more than any song on the record, how she's giving everything she has in her songs, and each detail of heartbreaking her life is a crack in a disco ball. The world of music is heading into 2 directions, the trap path, which is a young generation singing in vulgar.
The Saltbox House Chapter is undeniably the best part of the record, Cardigan, is a great lead single, while not my favorite, it deserves a Grammy nomination, as does the record, most can agree 2020, was mostly a trash year for pop/r&b/hip-hop/etc, and country music is actually getting good, with quality returning more and more with people like Maddie & Tae and Ingrid Andress. August my 3rd favorite track, fills the gaps left in cardigan. We get the details of how James was seduced, how this unnamed lover felt, her joy, her guilt, and sadness. This is Taylor Swift in her prime, something she's hasn't really been in for 6 years. Betty, which is climbing faster than New Years Day, or Soon You'll Get Better ever did, is becoming a defining part of country music for 2020. Betty was the entire reason appreciation week happened, after I was done smashing stuff after the load of crap that was the ACM awards, I reminded myself of how perfect Taylor's return was. Betty in terms of structure is 2020's love story, great storytelling and the key change implies a happy ending. But Illicit Affairs takes it over the top where we get the perspective of James and the unnamed girl, every dirty vivid detail on full display. Folklore brought back the Taylor I knew as a kid, she's changed drastically in the past 14 years, and this is a sign of maturity I can respect, I do have my problems with her but this isn't the place to discuss them nor do they damage my perspective of how talented and heartwarming she is. Folklore isn't going to be for everyone, this is an intellectual album, there isn't a jam piece like ME! or Delicate, its her being the best version of herself on full display for the world to see.
And Finally In First Place Receiving My Gold Medal With A Score Of 8.8/10
1. 1989 (2014)
To put it simply 1989, is one of the greatest records ever made, I use 3 lines when I describe my praise in reviews like this and that's favorite, best and finally greatest, favorite is pretty simple, I like this song in a non-intellectual manner, it's great not in critical aspects and mostly relies on earworm melodies and licks. Examples are Tequila, or Marry Me. Best is what I use to describe what is critically great. How good is the instrumentation, the lyrics, vocals, production, examples of Best are Mr. Misunderstood, Seneca and Heartache Medication, Greatest is a combination of both but with a 3rd factor, and that is revolutionizing music all together. 1989 broke music, starting a trend that would bring me back into the pop world after I abandoned it around 2009. 1989 would change the songwriting styles and production value of many albums for years to come, in away its the here's to the good times for pop music, difference is this would improve the genre over time, not damage it. 1989 simply is a perfect pop record. Now I say perfect pop record, not perfect album there are problems with it, but a perfect pop album, to me is an album with an engaging sound, unforgettable melodies, rhythmically well tuned lyrics, and great vocal production. 1989 even its weakest moments accomplishes everything.
The opening track Welcome To New York, engages you into a thrilling setting, I'm about 15 minutes away from NYC, and while most of it is a rat hole, my first real experience by myself was this song, it is an instant classic, and I'm still mad it wasn't pushed as a single. When I take off for college this is my theme song when I leave as chances are I'm moving to New York to study Music Education. Up until folklore 1989 handled her songs about her you know what (I'm sick of using that word) Out Of The Woods, is about her wondering if she can finally relax with whoever she was dating at the time, as the paparazzi made it their mission to sniff around her personal life. I Wish You Would, while my least favorite is still a great song that probably would've hit #1 like every other single released on here. The irony of song feels so realistic, as the awkwardness and fear of a breakup can make our minds run wild of what the other is thinking, yes both Woods and Would are pretty repetitive in their melody but still they are great pop songs, compared to other songs trending in 2014, Ariana Grande is not my cup of tea, I'll never listen to her unless it's a song from Victorious. Bang Bang was mediocre at best, the literal garbage that is Anaconda. The only artists that really caught my interest was Maroon 5 and Ed Sheeran, and really only their singles did, this whole record captured me.
All You Had To Do Was Stay marks the line from the good to the great pop songs, those are jams, but Stay highlights realistic issues in a fun manner, the toughest part of relationship is arguably enduring. And by leaving you show you're not ready and not the one. This Love, could arguably be called a country song, if you use 2010 standards, its beautiful if not a bit repetitive. The only real issue the record has is how repetitive the record can get in terms of lyrics. Clean is my least favorite in terms of production and percussion, but still great lyrical messaging of how going through a breakup is like ripping off a band-aid, it will hurt no matter what, the best you can do is endure the pain and once it passes you'll clean and free of most of the pain. I Know The Places was the first hint of the reputation era, and it's all about escaping the media vultures. Pretty simple messaging, but pretty descriptive in it's rap verses. Her metaphors are well put, how they are foxes, and they will hunt them down. How You Get The Girl is another synth smash, giving simple dating advice, for both short and long term. It's a jam and honestly nothing more, with a little bit story driven details sprinkled in.
But the biggest reason this record is #1 and stands tall above the rest is the big 5: Shake It Off, Blank Space, Bad Blood, Style, and Wildest Dreams. One of the greatest single outputs ever in the history of music. Most lead singles sell around 2-3 million, and the other generic ones make around 800k. In 1989, 1 surpassed 12 million 3 surpassed 5 million and 1 passed 3 million. The only record last decade to surpass it in numbers was 21 by Adele, and it's Adele, who is extremely tough to beat, and in terms of single output I still prefer this over 21. The only album that I probably enjoy more in terms of singles in the pop world is ÷ by Ed Sheeran, and even then, you can tell in terms of a lot of the album process this record was heavily inspired by 1989.
Bad Blood is my least favorite as its the most repetitive of the bunch and while Kendrick Lamar spiced it up it didn't change my view as much. Still that opening intro is fantastic, it's what Reputation wish it could be in terms of sound. Still salty we didn't play this in Marching Band. And even so lyrically a lot of interesting stuff is going on especially in the bridge. Shake It Off while never holding up to its standard is one her best jams, alongside New York, 22 and Delicate. Some people don't like the douche like bridge, I can understand and respect that, but I act like such a kid when singing along to it. For once I thought she's rising above it all, (boy what a lie that was!) Wildest Dreams restructured the sound of a lot of slow tempo contemporary ballads. It's beautifully sung, and gives off the emotion of pleasurable guilt, I can see the influence of Lana Del Rey, and that and this 80's synth remaster give the perfect combination. Style is the best song in terms of production, nothing over the past 14 years has been able to claim that title. For about 3 years it was my favorite pop song only being surpassed by Castle On The Hill. But still I listen to this track more than any Luke Combs song, Eric Church song, or any other song from indie and Texas artist. Style gives me an emotional rush, some of y'all will be pissed with how high I rate it tomorrow, as the lyrics I admit aren't substantive, but the production is something I haven't let go of for 6 long years, Blank Space is the best of the 5 and the record as while not a return to form sonically, it is a return in terms of storytelling. Brief little details of how she behaves, her next boyfriend, highlighting and summarizing every relationship she's ever been up till 2016. No one has truly escaped her wrath in songwriting, it is arguably her peak in pop, and I'm still considering where it will end up on my list.
I do acknowledge when I praise this record it has it's problems, most are in terms of lyrical maturity, I gave it a 8.8/10, if I wasn't as critical as I was put this record around 9.3/10. There are better records out there like Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves, The Tree by Lori McKenna, but while they are better critically in my eyes, I'll be honest, I would choose this record a thousand times. This record has one thing they don't, this record is unforgettable, if I live to 70 or 80, the 3 records that will always stay with me are Mr. Misunderstood, Seneca and 1989. Fearless is the golden age of Taylor Swift, Red is her most important record, Folklore is her most mature record, but 1989 is her Magnum Opus. It defied all of my expectations with how she handled Red, Mr. Misunderstood is the best mainstream country record of the decade in my eyes, 1989 is the not only the best pop record of this decade, but one of best of the century regardless of genre. It revolutionized the sound of music, changing it for the better, brought me back to a genre I abandoned for shallowness in every aspect, it somehow reignited that spark it had missed for several years. And that's why to me it is the crown achievement of Taylor Swift.
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2020.09.27 08:13 FearlessStarlight My personal Collection! (In List Form)

Here’s a List of my collection, I collect all kinds of things, not just a specific item type!
I love finding things I don't have or haven't seen before!
If you have any questions I can try my hardest to answer for you and if you want to see any specific item I can post a photo for you! (except most of the folklore merch for obvious reasons lol) Just let me know!
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CD Collection:
Taylor Swift Era:
Albums
Vinyl
Misc…
Fearless Era:
Albums
Singles
Boxsets
Vinyl
CMA Consideration
Misc..
DVDsBluray
Speak Now Era:
Albums
Singles
CMA/ACM Considerations
Speak Now World Tour
Vinyl
Misc…
Red Era:
Albums
Singles
Vinyl
Misc…
1989 Era:
Albums
Singles
Vinyl
Misc…
reputation Era:
Albums
Singles
Cassette
Vinyl
DVDs
Lover Era:
Albums
Singles
Vinyl
Cassette
Folklore Era
Albums
Singles
Vinyl
Cassettes
Shirts/Hoodies/Scarves/Towels/Hats:
Taylor Swift Era:
Fearless Era:
Speak Now Era:
Red Era:
1989 Era:
Reputation Era:
Lover Era:
Folklore Era:
Keds:
Posters:
Notebooks/Journal/Folders:
Big
Small
Composition
Journal
Folders
Pens
Movies:
8x10 Photos/8x10 Magazine Photos:
Meredith, Olivia & Benjamin Collection:
Books:
Bags:
Blankets/Pillows:
Lithographs:
Autographs:
Standees/Advertisements:
Dolls:
Tour Stuff: (other stuff is in other categories)
American Greeting Cards:
Perfume:
Wonderstruck
Wonderstruck Enchanted
Taylor by Taylor Swift
Taylor by Taylor: Made of Starlight
Incredible Things
Calendars:
7x7
12x12
Locker & Planners
Slim Calendars
Bracelets/Necklaces/Rings/Headbands:
Magazines:
Collector Magazines:
Ornaments:
Other Stuff:
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2020.09.26 15:38 ZandrickEllison Offseason Blueprint: The Toronto Raptors already had their fairy tale ending, but now they'd like a sequel

The playoffs continue to rage on, but there are 26 teams sitting at home with nothing to do but twiddle their thumbs, watch the Conference Finals, and wait for next season to start.
For their sake, we wanted to look ahead with the next edition of the OFFSEASON BLUEPRINT series. In each, we'll preview some big decisions and make some recommendations for plans of attack along the way. Today, we're looking at the Toronto Raptors
step one: Wish Upon a Star...
When the Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies came into the league (in 1995), expectations weren't terribly high. They felt like filler teams, made for Michael Jordan to break records against. Maybe they'd have a playoff appearance here and there, but there's way that they'd ever be an elite contender. There was no way that some random ass team from Canada would rise to the top of the league. Sadly, Vancouver has fallen off the map (for now), but Toronto has exploded as one of the best stories and best franchises in the association.
This fairy tale didn't happen overnight. The Raptors had some nice moments and nice young stars in the past -- Damon Stoudamire, Vince Carter, Chris Bosh -- but they won a grand total of 1 playoff series over their first 20 seasons in the NBA. Given that, their latest stretch has been remarkable. They've won 48 games for seven seasons in a row, including 50+ in each of the last five. They won with Kawhi Leonard, but they managed to survive and stay relevant without him as well. Making the playoffs has become part of their DNA. Masai Ujiri, Nick Nurse, and Kyle Lowry have earned a lot of attention and credit for that (rightfully so), but we also have to give credit to Coach Dwane Casey and DeMar DeRozan for helping to get the ball rolling in the first place.
Wisely, the Raptors locked up Nick Nurse to a contract extension this offseason. The next step should be doing the same with Ujiri. The fact that high-profile teams and big markets like the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, L.A. Lakers, and L.A. Clippers all have power brokers in place should be seen as a positive there. There aren't many franchises that in a position to throw $10M+ his way. Still, there's no reason the team should let their magic genie Ujiri go. In a league where role players get $10-15M a year, top executives deserve to get obscenely rich as well. Losing Ujiri would sting badly -- not only for basketball reasons, but also for reputation reasons. The Raptors have had all their wishes come true so far; they can't start pinching pennies now just because it's expensive to varnish a magic lamp.
step two: convince FVV that there is nothing more than this provincial life
It's the dream of every college basketball player to earn the attention and affection of NBA scouts. At Wichita State, Fred VanVleet did his part to turn their eye. He started 100+ games, and helped lead the Shockers to a combined record of 121-24 across four seasons on campus. When he finally strolled into the NBA ballroom... he received nothing but crickets. Eyerolls. Murmurs about his unappealing body. He didn't get drafted at all.
Now, four seasons and one championship later, the league suitors are singing a different tune. It's going to be a weak free agent class, and FVV is one of the Belles of the ball. There's talk that he can generate $15M, $18M, $20M! in salary per season. Heck, I've even heard some talk like 4 years, $100M (that's $25M per year, if you're no bookworm like Belle.)
Ironically, it's some of the same qualities that made NBA scouts dismiss him that make FVV an appealing target now. He's shorter and stubbier, but that strength allows him to play and defend both PG and SG. In fact, basketball-reference charted him as playing 56% of his minutes at SG this season. VanVleet's shooting prowess (39.3% from three for his career) also fits like a glove in the modern NBA. He can be a lead guard, or he can be a complementary 3+D spacing guard... he can do a variety of things to win a team win. As such, he's a "high floor" and "high character" acquisition that can justify an inflated salary, a la Malcolm Brogdon last year (who got 4 years, $85M total from Indiana.)
VanVleet would be a valuable addition to any team, but he's especially valuable to this particular Toronto team. He's already shown that he can play alongside Kyle Lowry, but he may have an even larger role in the future. Lowry's massive contract ($30M per year) is coming off the books after next year. As good as Lowry has been, he's 34 now, and he's not going to be a viable starter forever. VanVleet can continue to play in tandem with Lowry now, and then potentially take the reins of the lead guard position for the next 5 years after. Through that lens, $20M doesn't sound unreasonable at all. I also like the idea of retaining some members of the title team as long as possible, as it adds prestige to the franchise.
No doubt, the Raps will want VanVleet back, even if he's paid $20M per season. He may be worth that. The question is: what happens if he gets offered more than he's worth? What if the Knicks get crazy and offer him $25M or more?
Toronto can't get into an unreasonable bidding war, but they can evoke VanVleet's emotional connection to the franchise and fan base. They helped give him the development and opportunity to become a star. And while Toronto isn't a traditional "big market" compared to New York City, it may be more appealing. Toronto’s a thriving city, where $20 (or $20M) goes a lot further than NYC. Moreover, VanVleet will be a beloved member of the Raptors' franchise and their legacy. If he goes off to be a hired gun somewhere else, those new fans may turn on him as soon as his shooting slumps. If Toronto is effectively "The Beast" (that you learned to love), the Knicks may be "Gaston," the showy rival that you'll only end up resenting. I truly believe that VanVleet is better off in Toronto (even at 80-90% of the price) than going to a franchise like the Knicks. Of course, it's not my decision to make.
step three: Jack and the (singular) Beanstalk
Presuming that Toronto is able to come up with a new accord with Fred VanVleet, they'll have limited coins left in the purse. They may need to make a decision regarding their bigs, with both Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka entering free agency as well. These are two decorated veterans who have gotten used to gold (this season, Gasol made $25.5M and Ibaka made $23M.)
While the Raptors' frontcourt depth helped them win a title, it doesn't make sense to double dip and OVERLOAD on the position. The modern NBA doesn't cater to centers, so you don't want to tilt your salary cap too much in that direction. Moreover, backup Chris Boucher (also a free agent) deserves some more playing time. It's very realistic for the team to pick one of their current bigs, and roll with Boucher as a backup.
Between the two bigs, I'd lean to retaining Serge Ibaka over Marc Gasol myself. As always, Gasol's raw stats -- 7.5 points and 6.3 rebounds -- don't reflect his actual value. He's a good, heady basketball player who is able to stretch the court offensively. Even at age 35, he's still a good defensive presence. In fact, ESPN's RPM metric graded him as a +3.4 impact per 100 possessions on defense, 5th best among all centers. Still, it's hard to ignore the age factor. Gasol's 35 now, and turning 36 in January. Based on either the eye test or analytics, you can see some decline in his play. Retaining him on a 1-year deal would make sense, but anything more than that would be risky.
Meanwhile, Serge Ibaka is no spring chicken himself. He's listed at 31 (and some think he may be older than that.) Still, he doesn't appear to be in as noticeable of a decline. He still has some spring to his legs, which aids him as a rim protector and also helps him convert inside on offense. He actually outpaced Gasol this year in terms of true shooting percentage 58% to 55%. Overall, Gasol vs. Ibaka is fairly even right now, but we'd have to lean in favor of the younger player as we project to the future. All things (and contracts) being equal, I'd re-sign Serge Ibaka. If Gasol wants to undercut Ibaka and come in for a cheaper deal, then that's a legitimate option as well. Center is less of a priority for all teams right now, and the Raps shouldn't overpay for competent play down low.
step four: dream of a date with Prince Charming, but settle for Prince Charming-Enough
The Toronto Raptors and their fans have their eyes on the prize: Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak may hit free agency in 2021, at which point the Raptors could be a legitimate contender for his services.
Realistically, it's hard to imagine the team clearing enough space to sign Antetokounmpo outright. They'd have the room if they didn't re-sign Fred VanVleet or Serge Ibaka to long-term deals, but if they did that, why would Antetokounmpo want to come play for them? He's not leaving Milwaukee unless he signs up with a superior roster.
More likely, Toronto would need to work out some sign and trade centered on Pascal Siakam (and his $30M salary.) If the Raptors had the chance to grab Antetokounmpo, they wouldn't mind waving their diamond in the rough Siakam goodbye. There's some duplication to their talents and skill sets, only Antetokounmpo is a much better version of it. He's also about a year younger. With a Siakam to Antetokounmpo upgrade, the Raps would be right back in the title picture again.
While this whole entry has been about fairy tales, let's take a step back and presume that doesn't happen. What then...?
The first step would be trying to put Siakam in better situations to score. He had been incredibly efficient as a secondary option behind Kawhi Leonard, crashing in the paint and shooting 60.2% from two-point range. This past season, as the go-to scorer, he found those shots harder to come by and saw his two-point percentage plummet down to 49.9%. As a result, his true shooting numbers crashed from 62.8% to 55.4%. Some of that is injury related, but a lot of it is shot distribution and defensive attention. Simply put, Siakam had to work a lot harder to get his points. The prior season, 49% of his twos and 98% of his threes were assisted. This year, those numbers dropped to 42% and 66% respectively. He also took longer threes. In 2018-19, 68% of his three pointers came in the corner. This year, that dropped to 22%. (All numbers courtesy of basketball-reference.)
Overall, the Raptors may need to rethink their usage of Siakam and have him take a step back as a lead option. While the team was still successful overall, their offense wasn't any great shakes, ranking 14th overall. That has to improve if they want to win the East again. One way to potentially do that is to redistribute the scoring wealth. Rather than treating Siakam as a top option, treat him as an option. He's a solid scorer and ball mover -- like most of his teammates -- so let's get them all involved equally. The Raptors goal should be to have their top 6 players (Siakam, Lowry, FVV, O.G. Anunoby, Ibaka/Gasol, and Norman Powell) all average around 15 points per game. They can also get more from rising players like Chris Boucher, Terence Davis, and Matt Thomas (a better marksman than Snow White's Huntsman). With balanced scoring like that from all over the roster, they may be able to get their offense back into the top 10. Better still, they may spin a whole new fairy tale for the Canadian kids to enjoy.
previous offseason blueprints
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2020.09.26 08:09 AdequateSizeAttache Setting the Record Straight on the Evidence of Prior Sexual Abuse - Part 1

[This post has been split into two parts because of selfpost character limits.]

Introduction

It surprises me how often I see discussions involving speculation on whether JonBenet's UTIs, vaginitis, bedwetting, and history of frequent doctor visits indicate sexual abuse or not. These discussions invariably include people chiming in to share how they or someone they know had similar issues but were never abused. From these discussions, one could get the impression that itchy pageant costumes or Mr. Bubble useage are perfectly reasonable explanations for the evidence of sexual abuse.
The fact is, there's no need to speculate based on these things. There is physical evidence of prior sexual abuse. This is the evidence that should be at the forefront of discussions on the question of sexual abuse, not bubble baths or bedwetting. Issues such as vaginitis, UTIs, and bedwetting are not specific to sexual abuse; there are other possible explanations for them. There is no other possible explanation for the physical evidence besides trauma from physical penetration.
In reading discussions on the case over the years, it's always puzzled me how often the evidence of prior sexual abuse gets downplayed or dismissed. In considering why, I believe it is due primarily to these two common misconceptions:
Common Misconception 1 (as demonstrated above): The evidence of sexual abuse = vaginal irritation, UTIs, rashes, bedwetting, soiling, frequent doctor visits
Common Misconception 2: There is a medical debate on the issue and there's evidence to support both sides
Common Misconception 1 is a straw man argument — the actual evidence (the physical findings) is not being addressed or refuted.
Common Misconception 2 is an argument from false equivalence. An equal, rather than accurate, amount of weight is given to both sides of the issue. People see the mountain of conflicting information and contradicting opinions and think "It looks like expert opinion on this issue is divided; I guess a case can be made for either side." The enormous difference in expertise and experience between the various experts is ignored, as is the level of access they had to the evidence. This misconception gives the impression that all these expert opinions cancel each other out, rendering the issue debatable and open to interpretation. Consequently, the probative value of the evidence is undermined, making it easier for people to feel they can dismiss.
I think several factors have contributed to these two misconceptions:
However, if one takes a closer look at the evidence, it becomes apparent that it is not weighted equally on both sides. There is no medical debate, but a medical consensus. Every child sexual abuse expert who examined the genital findings from JonBenet's autopsy recognized physical signs of sexual abuse that predated her murder. Despite some objections to their conclusion, no one has disputed the physical findings of these experts. Their findings are compelling and should be seriously considered. In order to do that, though, one must first understand what the findings are and get acquainted with the doctors who testified to them.
The purpose of this post is to lay out everything that is known about the evidence of prior sexual abuse, but also to put it into a larger context so that hopefully it will be better understood. This will involve delving a bit into the history of child sexual abuse evaluations (it will become relevant later), as well as some background information of the experts involved. I will also go over dissenting opinions and address some common counterarguments and myths.

The evolution of modern pediatric sexual abuse evaluations: A brief historical timeline

1857 - One of the first known forensic medical studies on child sexual abuse, Étude médico-légale sur les attentats aux mœurs (Forensic study on offenses against morals) by French medical doctor and pathologist Auguste Ambroise Tardieu, is published. This treatise describes various forms of child abuse and maltreatment and includes anatomical drawings of genital findings which by modern standards are considered surprisingly accurate and ahead of its time. For some reason these efforts are largely ignored and it will be over a century before interest in sexual abuse evaluations from a medical perspective is resurrected.
1940s-50s - Child sexual abuse remains an unacknowledged taboo. Medical textbooks of this era tell doctors that children can contract STIs like gonorrhea from non-sexual means, such as from toilet seats, sharing towels, or sleeping in the same bed as an infected adult. Such myths will pervade for decades.
1962 - "The Battered Child Syndrome" by pediatrician C. Henry Kempe is published and physical child abuse is recognized. A watershed moment in pediatrics and child abuse protection. This article is about detecting hidden signs of physical abuse using modern radiological technology and newly proposed evaluation guidelines. Detecting chronic or hidden sexual abuse, however, will prove to be a more enduring challenge.
Late 1960s - By now all 50 states have child abuse protection laws in place.
1970s - Feminist campaigners and policymakers take up the cause of child sexual abuse. Most child protection workers during this period are social workers and therapists. The field of child abuse protection and evaluation is in its nascency.
1974 - Congress enacts the Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA, P.L. 93-247). CAPTA creates a nationwide focus on establishing standardized protocols for dealing with all forms of child abuse and neglect. Mandatory reporting is one component of CAPTA. Before, only doctors were required to report cases of suspected child abuse; now, it is anyone in a position of authority — teachers, camp counselors, etc. Consequently, there is a significant increase in the reporting of child abuse cases and an increase in the demand of evaluations for suspected sexual abuse. Most of the physicians doing these medical evaluations are not researchers or academics but work with prosecutor's offices and law enforcement.
1975 - Suzanne M. Sgroi, physician pioneer in the field, publishes an article calling child sexual abuse "the last frontier in child abuse" which "remains a taboo topic in many areas."
1977 - C. Henry Kempe brings awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse by following up "The Battered Child Syndrome" with a landmark lecture at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in New York City. The talk, titled "Sexual Abuse, Another Hidden Pediatric Problem" is published in the journal Pediatrics the following year.
1980s - Doctors start examining children's genitals, documenting, cataloging and trying to interpret their findings. Some use a colposcope, a binocular-like instrument originally used to detect cervical cancer, which magnifies the vaginal canal and tissues up to 4-30x. Some take anatomical measurements which they use to develop criteria for suspected abuse. They know what findings they see in abused children, but there is an acute lack of understanding of what "normal" or nonabused genital findings look like.
1981 - The article "Sexual Misuse: Rape, Molestation, and Incest" by Dr. Bruce Woodling is published in the journal Pediatric Clinics of North America.
Dr. Woodling is a California physician whose area of specialty is in sexual abuse forensics. The paper presents his research on what he has dubbed the "wink response test", a concept borrowed from Tardieu's 19th-century forensic manual. This test involves stroking the area near the anus with a cotton swab and gauging the response — contraction of the sphincter indicates no abuse, while an involuntary opening or 'winking' response indicates prior penetration. It was a test Tardieu developed to diagnose pederasty and Woodling has applied it to children as a way to detect anal abuse.
1982 - The wave of daycare sexual abuse hysteria of the 80s begins with the Kern County abuse allegations. The investigation and trial will culminate in the conviction of two couples (the McCuans and Kniffens) for sexually abusing several children. Dr. Woodling's wink response test and testimony play a part in their conviction. Several other similar cases in the same area at the time result in convictions of several others.
1984 - Daycare abuse hysteria continues with the Fells Acres and McMartin Preschool accusations. In the Fells Acre case, day care teacher Gerald Amirault will be put on trial and convicted of sexually assaulting and raping nine children. Questionable interview methods of the children and unproven genital evaluation criteria form the basis for the conviction.
The McMartin preschool case is the first to receive major media attention in the United States. Pediatrician Astrid Heger, under the tutelage of Dr. Bruce Woodling, conducts many of the evaluations of the McMartin children and diagnoses the majority of them as having been sexually abused. The criteria used for the evaluations are based primarily on Woodling's research as well as other published papers at the time (e.g., Cantwell's 1983 study on hymenal diameter measurements). Many of the children are found to have suspect genital findings such as notches, clefts, bands, tissue tags, ruffled or rolled hymenal edges, 'microtraumas' seen only with magnification, hymenal openings which measure over four millimeters, as well as positive reactions to Woodling's wink response test.
mid to late 80s - More abuse allegations and convictions including Country Walk, Wee Nursery, Bronx Five, Little Rascals day care, Glendale Montessori cases.
1988 - Dr. John McCann, a pediatrics professor and researcher from UCSF School of Medicine, drops a bombshell at the 18th annual child abuse convention in San Diego. He presents the results of a study he and his colleagues have worked on the past four years. They had gathered a control group of about 300 nonabused/"normal" children and meticulously documented and photographed their anuses and genitals, the first such study to do so. What they learned shocked McCann and everyone else in the field. Many of the anatomic findings which some specialists were claiming to be signs of abuse were commonly found in the nonabused children. The study showed that the large variation of anatomical features of childrens' genitals were, in fact, just that — variations of normal. This meant that parents and caretakers were being reported and convicted based on erroneous unscientific criteria. This presentation, titled "Anatomical Standardization of Normal Prepubertal Children," is a watershed moment in the field.
1989 - The first paper based on McCann's study ("Perianal findings in prepubertal children selected for nonabuse: a descriptive study") is published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect. Among its conclusions, it shows that Dr. Woodling's wink response test has no scientific basis.
The impact of McCann's study influences leaders in the field to call for an overhaul in the way sexual abuse evaluation criteria are approached:
Medical Examination for Sexual Abuse: Have We Been Misled?
The more we learn, the less we know "with reasonable medical certainty"?
1990s - This decade sees an explosion of research and progress. The second paper based on McCanns' landmark study ("Genital findings in prepubertal girls selected for nonabuse: a descriptive study") is published in the journal Pediatrics in 1990. The dropping of charges in the McMartin preschool trial, also in 1990, marks the beginning of the winding down of the nation's abuse hysteria. McCann's research is presented as evidence by the defense in some abuse trials, such as the McMartin and Little Rascals daycare cases.
1992 - A classification system for evaluating children for suspected sexual abuse is proposed by Dr. Joyce Adams, Katherine Harper and Sandra Knudson. This later becomes known as the Adams classification system (keep this system in mind as we will be referring back to it) and will be periodically revised with updated criteria throughout the following decades. It will be adopted and used in the field of child abuse pediatrics and gynecology worldwide. John McCann's research help form a basis for this system.
mid to late 90s - More research based on cross-sectional, case-control, and longitudinal studies of abused and nonabused children are published which improves understanding and accuracy of evaluation criteria: Berenson, Heger, Adams, Emans, Kellogg, Kerns, McCann, Muram, Finkel, etc. Due to the errors of the previous decade, specialists in the field are highly conscientious and prudent about differentiating nonabuse from abuse criteria.

The evidence of prior sexual abuse in the JonBenet Ramsey case: What we know

When Boulder County Coroner Dr. John Meyer performed JonBenet's autopsy, he identified signs of acute vaginal trauma which he believed was consistent with digital penetration. What we didn't find out until the publication of James Kolar's book Foreign Faction in 2012 is that Dr. Meyer also saw indications of prior sexual contact. Concerned about this possibility, he sought a specialist opinion and brought Dr. Andrew Sirotnak to the morgue to examine JonBenet's genital injuries. Dr. Sirotnak was a child abuse pediatrician who headed the Child Protection Team at Children's Hospital Colorado. He confirmed Meyer's opinion that there were signs of prior sexual contact.
Here are the relevant passages from Kolar's book:
  • Dr. Meyer also observed signs of chronic inflammation around the vaginal orifice and believed that these injuries had been inflicted in the days or weeks before the acute injury that was responsible for causing the bleeding at the time of her death. This irritation appeared consistent with prior sexual contact.
    [Foreign Faction: Who Really Kidnapped JonBenet?, A. James Kolar, p. 58]
  • Following the meeting, Dr. Meyer returned to the morgue with Dr. Andy Sirontak, Chief of Denver Children's Hospital Child Protection Team, so that a second opinion could be rendered on the injuries observed to the vaginal area of JonBenet. He would observe the same injuries that Dr. Meyer had noted during the autopsy protocol and concurred that a foreign object had been inserted into the opening of JonBenet's vaginal orifice and was responsible for the acute injury witnessed at the 7:00 o'clock position. Further inspection revealed that the hymen was shriveled and retracted, a sign that JonBenet had been subjected to some type of sexual contact prior to the date of her death. Dr. Sirontak could not provide an opinion as to how old those injuries were or how many times JonBenet may have been assaulted and would defer to the expert opinions of other medical examiners.
    [Kolar, p. 61]
  • Dr. Meyer was concerned about JonBenet's vaginal injuries, and he, along with Boulder investigators, sought the opinions of a variety of other physicians in the days following her autopsy. Dr. Sirontak, a pediatrician with Denver Children's Hospital, had recognized signs of prior sexual trauma but neither he nor Dr. Meyer were able to say with any degree of certainty what period of time may have been involved in the abuse.
    [Kolar, p. 63]
Boulder Police would later ask several child sexual abuse experts to review the autopsy findings* in order to help them determine if there was evidence of prior sexual abuse. In addition to Andrew Sirotnak, these are the experts whom we know were consulted:
Richard Krugman
James Monteleone
Valerie Rao
John McCann
That's right — that John McCann. The same John McCann who was responsible for putting child sexual abuse evaluations onto scientific footing and who happened to establish the standards for what is considered normal and abnormal in pediatric genital exams was consulted on the JonBenet Ramsey case.
In Steve Thomas's 2001 deposition for the Wolf v Ramsey civil trial, Thomas says that McCann came recommended by the FBI. There's a reason for that, which is that McCann was regarded as one of the the foremost authorities on interpreting pediatric anogenital findings in cases of suspected abuse. Thomas also refers to McCann, Monteleone, and Rao as the "blue ribbon pediatric panel." Based on various sources, we know that there was at least one meeting in Boulder in September 1997 involving McCann, Rao, Monteleone, and Krugman.
Here is the relevant passage from Thomas's book:
In mid-September, a panel of pediatric experts from around the country reached one of the major conclusions of the investigation - that JonBenet had suffered vaginal trauma prior to the day she was killed.
There were no dissenting opinions among them on the issue, and they firmly rejected any possibility that the trauma to the hymen and chronic vaginal inflammation were caused by urination issues or masturbation. We gathered affidavits stating in clear language that there were injuries "consistent with prior trauma and sexual abuse"...."There was chronic abuse"..."Past violation of the vagina"...."Evidence of both acute injury and chronic sexual abuse." In other words, the doctors were saying it had happened before.
...
The results, however, were not what is known in the legal world as "conclusive" - which means that there can be no other interpretation - and I would fully expect defense lawyers to argue something different. Nevertheless, our highly qualified doctors had brought in a remarkable finding.
[JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation, Steve Thomas & Don Davis, p. 253]
The experts expected to testify in court had the case gone to trial. As we know, there was no criminal trial, but we know the experts were called to testify before the grand jury.
*During JonBenet's autopsy, an instrument called a colposcope was used to examine and document her genital injuries. This is standard procedure in forensic pathology in cases of suspected child abuse or sexual assault. Colposcopy illuminates and magnifies the vaginal cavity and is used to identify abnormal changes to tissue and the internal genital structures. The experts would have relied on these colposcopic photos as well as histologic samples of JonBenet's vaginal mucosa in addition to the autopsy report, coroner's notes, and lab results.

The physical findings explained

These are the genital findings we know were discovered at JonBenet's autopsy:
Ref. no. Finding Source
1 Chronic inflammation around vaginal orifice FF
2 Small amount of dried blood on perineum AR
3 Small amount of dried and semifluid blood on skin of fourchette and in vestibule AR
4 Hyperemia of vestibule and vaginal wall AR
5 Abrasion on hymenal orifice at 7 o'clock position, involving the hymen and vaginal wall AR
6 Epithelial erosion with underlying capillary congestion of tissue from 7'oclock AR
7 Hymenal orifice measuring 1cm x 1cm AR
8 A lack of hymenal tissue between the 10 and 2 o'clock positions AR
9 Vascular congestion and focal interstitial chronic inflammation of vaginal mucosa AR
10 Bruise on hymen BP
11 Three dimensional thickening from inside to outside of inferior hymenal rim BP
12 Narrowing of inferior hymenal rim to base of hymen BP
13 Exposure of vaginal rugae BP
AR = Autopsy Report
BP = Bonita Papers
FF = Foreign Faction
What do these physical findings mean?
Here is a quick break down:
  • 5, 6, and 10, with corresponding bleeding 2 and 3, are signs of acute trauma from the time of the murder.
  • 7 is something that gets brought up as evidence of prior abuse ("enlarged hymenal opening"). However, criteria based on hymenal opening measurements were removed from the Adams classification guidelines in 1996. McCann did not include it in his criteria for abuse, but said it supported the findings for abuse. Since the late 90s/early 2000s, specialists have tried to move away from using measurement-based criteria as it is difficult to do precisely. Research data has shown that measurements can vary with the examination position, technique, age of the child, state of relaxation of the child, and the skill of the examiner.
  • 8 describes a crescentic hymen, a common variation of hymen types. This is a normal finding. Generally, discrepancies of the anterior half of the hymen (above the 3 and 9 o'clock positions) are not considered concerning and missing segments, notches, clefts can be normal findings. It is the inferior half of the hymen (below the 3 and 9 o'clock positions) where experts look for indicators of abuse.
  • 11-13 are findings observed by John McCann that describe structural changes of the hymen from a prior penetration. 12 describes a transection (a healed laceration) of the inferior portion of the hymen.
  • 1, 4, 9 can be caused by a variety of other conditions and on their own are not classified as indicators for abuse. In the case where findings indicating abuse are also present, they need to be considered in context.
McCann's findings
The most important of these findings to understand is 12, which is one of McCann's observations outlined in the Bonita Papers.
There was a three dimensional thickening from inside to outside on the inferior hymeneal rim with a bruise apparent on the external surface of the hymen and a narrowing of the hymeneal rim from the edge of the hymen to where it attaches to the muscular portion of the vaginal openings. At the narrowing area, there appeared to be very little if any hymen present.
To understand what this means, take a look at the white line segment labeled "Hymenal width" in this colposcopic photo (warning: image of vagina/hymen). It demarcates the length of the hymenal membrane from the rim/edge to the base where it attaches to the vaginal wall.
A narrowing of the hymenal rim means the hymenal membrane is reduced in dimension from the rim/edge toward the base. When the rim is narrowed all the way to the base, that is called a complete cleft or a transection. A transection is a discontinuity of the inferior hymenal rim that extends to or through the base of the hymen. Basically, it is a telltale residual absence of tissue from a healed complete laceration.
If this is difficult to visualize, here is a figure which shows what transections look like:
Figure 3: Hymenal Membrane Characteristics
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The Adams classification system
In the fields of child abuse pediatrics and pediatric gynecology, the set of guidelines most widely used in interpreting genital findings is the Adams classification system.
If we were to look at the most recently revised version (2018), we would see that it identifies certain "findings caused by trauma":
These findings are highly suggestive of abuse, even in the absence of a disclosure from the child, unless the child and/or caretaker provides a timely and plausible description of accidental anogenital straddle, crush or impalement injury, or past surgical interventions that are confirmed from review of medical records.
Among those findings that are "highly suggestive of abuse" includes point 37, listed in the subsection titled "Residual (healing) injuries to genital/anal tissues" under section E:
Healed hymenal transection/complete hymen cleft, a defect in the hymen below the 3-9 o'clock location that extends to or through the base of the hymen, with no hymenal tissue discernible at that location
This is precisely what Dr. McCann described having observed in JonBenet.
A transection in the inferior half of the hymen of a prepubertal child is a significant finding because it is considered a clear indication of a prior penetrating injury:
  • Multiple studies have noted the presence of hymenal transections only in prepubertal girls with a history of disclosed sexual abuse.
    [ Sara T. Stewart, MD. Hymenal Characteristics in Girls with and without a History of Sexual Abuse, p. 533]
  • Hymenal transections are very rarely seen in prepubertal girls who have not been sexually abused. However, a demonstrated transection, based on multiple studies, is commonly viewed as “a clear but uncommon indicator of past trauma.”
    [Mishori, R., Ferdowsian, H., Naimer, K. et al. The little tissue that couldn’t – dispelling myths about the Hymen’s role in determining sexual history and assault.]
  • Thus a deep notch, transection, or perforation on the inferior portion of the hymen may be considered as a definitive sign of sexual abuse or other trauma.
    [Berenson, et al. A case-control study of anatomic changes resulting from sexual abuse, p. 829]
  • A transection of the posterior hymen between 4 and 8 o’clock in prepubertal girls suggests genital penetrating trauma; however, the presence of this finding is not confirmatory of sexual abuse. Posterior hymenal findings including transections between 4 and 8 o’clock, deep notches, and perforations were not seen in studies of prepubertal girls without a history of genital trauma from sexual abuse included in this systematic review. Therefore, one can conclude that the posterior hymenal findings of transections, deep notches, and perforations are extremely infrequent findings among children without a history of genital trauma from sexual abuse or other means. [...]
    However, because the prevalence of posterior hymenal findings (between 4 and 8 o’clock) such as transections, deep notches, and perforations are near zero in nonabused prepubertal girls, the presence of these examination findings suggests genital trauma from sexual abuse. In the absence of known genital trauma from accidental means, the possibility for sexual abuse must be strongly considered. In a prepubertal girl with a posterior hymenal finding of a transection (between 4 and 8 o’clock), a deep notch (between 4 and 8 o’clock), or a perforation, a report to child protective services should be strongly considered. At a minimum, an examination by a child abuse specialist should occur to confirm these findings and to help provide a careful interpretation regarding the likelihood of sexual abuse.
    [Molly Curtin Berkoff, MD, MPH; Adam J. Zolotor, MD, MPH; Kathi L. Makoroff, MD; et al. Has This Prepubertal Girl Been Sexually Abused?, p. 2790]
If any doctor or medical provider today observed a transection on the inferior half of the hymen of a prepubertal female patient, he/she would be required to make a report for suspected sexual abuse and an explanation would be required for how that healed injury got there. In forty years of research, this finding has not been seen in any other instance besides from penetrating trauma. In prepubertal girls, it is indicative of sexual abuse unless it can be shown otherwise.

What the evidence says

The evidence says JonBenet had been subjected to at least one penetration of the vagina through the hymenal membrane prior to her murder. The penetration caused a complete laceration of the inferior hymenal membrane. After the laceration healed, a transection and other structural changes of the hymen remained.
The age of the prior injury could not be determined, but based on his research on the healing of hymenal lacerations of prepubertal girls, it was McCann's opinion that it was more than ten days old. His research has shown that "most signs of an acute [hymenal laceration] injury were gone within 7 to 10 days." Some of the experts thought the prior injury could have been weeks or months old.
While the evidence could conclusively prove only one prior penetration, the experts believed there had been more than one instance of penetration/sexual contact and that JonBenet's genital findings indicated abuse that had been repeated or ongoing. They were unable to determine how many incidents over what period of time.
Four of the five experts (Sirotnak, Monteleone, Rao, McCann) were confident in their opinion that JonBenet's genital findings were diagnostic of sexual abuse. One (Krugman) could not disagree with that assessment, but lacking certain forensic evidence (i.e., the victim's testimony, the confirmed presence of sperm, or an STI), was unwilling to assume a sexual motive for the abuse. He felt there was evidence only of physical abuse of the genitals.

What else could explain the prior penetration/ hymenal trauma besides sexual abuse?

There are three known causes of transections in the inferior hymenal rim in prepubertal girls — penetrative sexual abuse, accidental penetrating trauma, and surgical intervention.
Most accidental genital injuries sustained by children are straddle-type injuries that involve a fall onto the horizontal bar of a bicycle, jungle gym, or picket fence. This type of accident involves compression of the soft tissues against the bony margins of the pelvic outlet. Trauma is usually limited to the external structures of the genital area (e.g., labia, clitoral hood, fourchette, perineum).
Accidental penetrating or impalement injuries that involve trauma to the hymen are relatively rare:
Of 161 accidental genital injuries reported in the literature, 3.7% involved the hymen.
[Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management, 4th ed. Antoinette Laskey and Andrew Sirotnak (eds.), p. 359]
However, they do occur and the resulting injuries can mimic those of sexual abuse. In such cases, it is important that the cause of the injury be confirmed.
Whether an acute or healed genital or anal injury is identified, it is incumbent on the medical professional to obtain a complete history of the nature of the injury. [...]
Key differences in the history of accidental trauma, such as a straddle injury, are that accidental injuries are more commonly observed by a third party, medical attention is sought immediately after the injury, a scene-of-injury visit confirms the plausibility of the injuries and the accompanying history, and the pattern of injury is consistent with the history.
[Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management, 4th ed. Antoinette Laskey and Andrew Sirotnak (eds.), p. 359]
If JonBenet's prior hymenal injury was the result of an accident or a past surgical procedure, it should be reflected in her medical records and easy to prove. An accidental penetrating injury that results in a complete laceration of the hymen is considered severe, one that would be painful and cause bleeding. It would be expected that most parents or caretakers would seek medical attention for their child's injury.
We know the Ramseys were not timid or frugal when it came to getting medical attention for JonBenet's injuries and ailments. We have records of her being seen by the doctor for various bumps, falls, and injuries, such as a bent fingernail from a fall, a bruised nose from faceplanting at a grocery store, a bump on the brow from a tripping fall, and a small cut to the cheek from a golf club swing. If JonBenet had sustained an accidental genital injury that resulted in a severe laceration, I find it very hard to believe she would not have been taken to the doctor for such an injury when she was taken for lesser injuries and ailments.
Clearly, there was nothing in her medical records that could account for such an injury or the Ramseys would have provided it to police.
 
(Continue to Part 2: The experts, responses to dissenting opinions and common myths, etc.)
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2020.09.25 20:52 Collateral_H_Damage So I indirectly ruined the CHD for everyone

Over the last few months, I have been vaguely aware of the CHD contract spat, as well as the subsequent disappointment regarding the podcast's new direction. Normally, I am a pretty private person, but I feel you, as loyal viewers, have suffered enough and could use some consolation. Having had prior dealings with the one known as Suitman, and being the creature of conscience that I am, I have decided to throw you guys a bone here...

Portrait of a bush league television executive named Peter Nelson, a meager little man who feeds off his self-delusions only to find himself perpetually hungry for want of woman in his diet. The year is 2016. Peter, not yet Suitman, is thirty-five, lonely, and choosing to spend much his time searching left and right on dating apps, hoping to find something to satisfy his hunger. He has his preferences, and they are set to seek out teenage girls. And with a job that entails a fair amount of travel, he is likely making connections with teenagers all across the country. Peter is a man who celebrates a summer birthday, so perhaps this type of arrangement serves him as a place of familiarity, a comfort zone of sorts, having always been among the oldest of his classmates growing up. Again, Peter Nelson, thirty-five-year-old executive in charge of HBO Sports, with the world as his oyster, spends his nights in a sewer of his own creating, chatting up and flirting with high schoolers and or high school aged girls by telephone. But in just a few short moments, Peter is to become victim to chance. Call it bad luck, call it a tough break, call it a personal visit from the commissioner of the karma police. Call it whatever you want, as it changes nothing. But do appreciate the gravity of the situation. For it will be in that exact point in time that a podcast yet to be conceptualized is stamped with an expiration date for the spring of 2020.
The year is 2017, and it is the final day of a long month. My girlfriend and I argue briefly, then separate. It has been over a year of living together and neither of us are all that happy about it. We go out to lunch and argue some more before separating again. Inspired, I work on edits for a lengthy manuscript twice abandoned. Towards the end of day, I receive a phone call. She is on her way home and hoping there will be a hot dinner ready and waiting. We eat and get along. Things are pleasant. She takes a bath, and we go to bed. I have been aware of the existence of one Peter Nelson for just under a week.
The season is winter, the year is 2020, and the night is not yet dark. My girlfriend and I are on our way home. We have recently moved into a new apartment, and I have chosen a longer route than anticipated to get there. But we are on a street with many bus stops and stop signs, and eventually a city park on the left that will lead us home. Minor bickering escalates briefly. Old talking points are brought up with some new stuff sprinkled in, including a picture of an unimpressive looking dog that is likely owned by one Peter Nelson. She is confused by my knowledge of such a picture, and I make up a good story. She then admits it is his dog, and I confirm an old theory. The price to pay is her reaching out to Peter to see if there was truth to the story. She had not communicated with him since he last messaged her on WhatsApp, out of the blue, informing her of his new girlfriend. An odd decision for a Harvard educated man, as his number had been blocked for months and making that kind of effort to share that kind of news was counterproductive to any possible objective. Perhaps those boasts about having easily cheated his way through college were not just confused attempts at false modesty. Either way, the choice to send a message about having a new girlfriend to a girl he was still obsessing over was one that was entirely his to make. The text sat in limbo for some time, as WhatsApp is not usually present on my girlfriend's phone. But, at long last, it was read and ignored.
It is an undisclosed date and time in the second half of the year 2016. Unbeknownst to me, a faraway HBO executive has just become enamored with my then nineteen-year-old girlfriend over a phone app, and in maybe five or six months from now, she will begin to slowly take notice of his feelings, also by phone. My girlfriend is what is known in today's dating scene as a “unicorn,” or in laymen's, an insanely attractive girl on dating apps predominately filled with average to ugly human beings desperately seeking. Incredibly desirable, exceedingly difficult to obtain, she flips the script by seeking next to nothing while looking next to nothing like the rest of the user population. Though we moved in together several months ago, her continued use of dating apps persists to this very indeterminate day. When she is careless enough to be caught, a fight ensues, one that always features her claiming the app is purely entertainment and accusing me of being controlling. Understanding that she's young and considered a "unicorn" but still hating her for it, I push back, though only so far. If a cord is struck, an app gets deleted for a time, only to return in the near future, the next time she is confronted with boredom. Already a tired argument, it will play on repeat without pause for another two years. And with each lap, with every repetition, she will, in my eyes, become more and more mundane, while continuing to be viewed and treated as something otherworldly by everyone else. The name Peter Nelson, will eventually become just another addition to a list of hundreds, distinguished only for working at HBO and by being vegan.
The year is now 2019. The place is my apartment. I am being forced to watch a YouTube video some girl made about a guy, who she chose not to mention by name, that is now dating a member of some podcast I have never heard of before. In the video, she claims to have been meeting up or dating this fellow off and on for about a year, maybe a little longer. The relationship and the video are all over the place, but its sounds like she cannot decide if he was a boyfriend or a father figure. It is unclear how far the relationship went, but it sounds like they were doing more things than friends typically do. I am growing more and more disinterested as the girl talks about how she was caught off guard by the new relationship and how she cannot believe he would date someone like the podcast girl based on how he presented himself to her. She feels used and led along, having spent time with this guy at art exhibits and museums, and I am still not interested. My girlfriend finally pauses the video and shows me the podcast girl, who she was able to identify through a quick scan of a mostly hostile comment section. I guess the contrast is supposed to be the podcast girl is loud, immature, and a bit raunchy whereas the girl in the video, despite being eighteen or nineteen, is quiet, sophisticated, and artsy. The younger girl’s age indicates about a twenty-year age gap between her and the man now dating the podcaster, which I deem disturbing, but I still do not really get any of this and eventually find a way out of the bedroom and into the kitchen.
It is 2018. Let's call it middle July. I am getting into coffee again, having not regularly consumed the stuff in a couple years. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is partly to blame for what my hysterical girlfriend is treating as a relapse. She currently holds a view that coffee is not healthy. I do not add sugar to coffee nor will I accept her outrageous claims as valid. The childish brat stoops rather low to tell me other people have sworn off coffee for her. "Other people" is actually one person, and the pledge to quit belongs to that same man, Peter O. Nelson, humble HBO executive with an affinity for all things lavender, who once promised a girl half his age, halfway across the country, that he would disavow coffee, just for her. While I doubt he actually gave up coffee, I would never put it past him. This is the same bizarre individual that tried desperately, and on separate occasions, to get flowers and room service to her under the pretense that she was visiting New York City. And this is the same pathetic person who continued trying to court a stranger after being stood up by her on his birthday, in his reality last minute, the entire way in actuality, with four ballet tickets in his pocket, the other two being for Mr. and Mrs. Nelson of course.
Judgement over that last detail should be reserved. After all, it is not totally unheard of to meet someone's parents on a first date, especially when giving consideration to the age of girls the head of HBO Sports seeks out on dating platforms. Dare I say, it is downright considerate, and likely very comforting for the young girl, fresh out of or nearing graduation from high school. She can probably take a deep breath and let her guard down a little, since he showed her he has his parents. This is just like being on a date with a classmate. Everything is fine. Everything will be fine.
It is the end of 2017. Time of day: morning. The pile of broken stone that is my relationship has reached a juncture where trust is rationed like water in time of drought. My girlfriend is in New Jersey and only a two-hour drive to Manhattan, home to a long list of Peters, Davids, and Ryans, that she knows, all in endless pursuit of the same thing. I get the call I was half expecting. She wants to extend her trip a couple weeks and come back right after New Year’s Day. This is an outrage. There is only one conclusion to be drawn. She has made plans and to hell with me. I tell her as much before throwing both her pets into crates, the crates then into a car, and driving to the nearest shelter. An empty threat that gets her heading home on the double. The next few weeks should simply be categorized as ugly, and best glossed over. But, out from the pit emerges a link forged. A bond is rebuilt. Meanwhile, a small window of opportunity begins to permanently shut.
The year is 2018. The recurring rejections and date cancellations have done nothing to prevent future invitations to a Dave Chappelle stand-up, Barclays Center, and vegan restaurants like abcV and Double Zero. No, HBO executive Peter Nelson was not one to let something trivial like dignity or a basic sense of decorum get in the way of unhealthy obsession. Eventually, my girlfriend grew either a conscience or fatigued by the stench of desperation that accompanied each message from him, which were starting to be read as pleas rather than idle conversation. This was endgame. And in this way Peter was not unique. And like so many of his pedestal-placing predecessors, he searched for something to explain his position and to rationalize why this girl would pass him by without a care in the world. He decided a long-winded profession of love might save him. Sincere maybe, but too pathetic to endear himself to anyone. She told him she was dating someone. He likely already knew. In any event, he did not understand how that was relevant to his obsession with her, so she blocked him on one number and then another. And then another. The former number one contender was now a punchline.
Completed picture of one Peter Nelson, age thirty-nine, vice-president in charge of HBO sports, for a few more weeks, anyway. Successful in most things, just not in the one effort that all men hope to be. And also, not in being at the helm of his network’s now-defunct boxing broadcasts. At his core, he is a curious man with a broken heart, an overcompensating malcontent, reduced in rank, always in search of an opportunity to vent his frustrations and reimagine his lonely childhood. Collectively, he is known as Suitman, and though on the surface that moniker appears to be a term of endearment, in actuality it is just an abbreviation, worn as a cloak to hide what he really is. In reality, he is and always shall be Suitorman. Well camouflaged, subservient, and lurking around every corner, Suitorman will always be with us. So long as teenage girls in search of compliment exist, he and his ilk will be waiting for their window, for a chance to make up for feeling like a lonely loser in high school, more than half a lifetime ago.

Thank you for reading. Enjoy your weekend everyone!
And watch out for Suitorman.
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2020.09.25 18:13 CyrusWaugh 1989 (2014) All Songs Ranked

We now open the page of Taylor Swift's pop career, I'll be honest with you, I was excited for this one the most, I had really high expectations revisiting the record as a whole, and it still holds up to this day 6 years later. 2014-2015, was really the time where genres were changing drastically, country entered the bro era with FGL, Sam Hunt brought on the pop wave of it, even though I'm not a fan, Kendrick Lamar re imagined hip-hop and 1989, imo reshaped all of music. After Red I knew she was kissing Country Music goodbye, and like I've previously said she didn't really have a choice. If she stayed in country music, she would've faded away, as the age of the small town girl, singing about crushes and cheaters was over, it was all about ripped jeans, big trucks and massive rock influence. And her change of genres was for the best if she was to continue reaching new heights in the music world, I respect the decision and wholeheartedly enjoyed as this record brought me back to when at least 80% of mainstream music had actual quality. So let's get into this revolutionary record.

13. I Wish You Would
This song is all about irony. Where this dude drives by a girls house, and is afraid of it, because he thinks she hates him and drives, whereas in the girls perspective, she thinks he hates her, and hides away. Pretty simple premise with that Taylor Swift touch of songwriting, if you have yet to hear her pop records because you are afraid the quality dipped dramatically, it didn't. Taylor is still as talented as she was in 2000's and arguably stronger. I love fiddle, steel and drums but this new 80's Synth Pop throwback is her greatest strength throughout this records entirety, all songs are either a jam, intellectual, or both. This one's really just on the shorter end of the stick.

12. Out Of The Woods
I love when she takes a page from her personal life, but leaves it just obscure enough for it to relate to us. Out Of The Woods, is about the excitement of a relationship with Taylor, and while they have fun, she wonders if they are out of the woods, or in better terms are we out of the media circus fire, which obsess and spreads rumors of who she dates and her habits in relationship. But the problem for me is that the last minute or so is the same line over and over, and I while its a jam, I have to acknowledge mishaps for what they are.

11. All You Had To Do Was Stay
This one takes up the theme of maintaining relationships, as she acknowledges her trouble in making them last. And when they crawl back to her, its too late, because during the troubling times, all a dude had to do was stay. And it honestly it is that way, I've never been or seen a perfectly smooth relationships, the bumps in the road are tests to see whether or not you are truly ready to commit, and when you leave, that just proves to them you're not right for them and they move on. And to be honest I just realized the true meaning of this song like 4 days ago when I reviewed the record. It's a fun jam, with cleverness and repeatability sprinkled on it.

10. This Love
I think most people get a false notion, that when its mostly her with a guitar it's the number one song. I'm not saying this is bad, but it's certainly not the best, I think it is pretty simplistic. It's about remembering all the good of a relationship and even though its over, you're glad it happened. Normally I like songs that use the opening line of a phrase for each verse but it just didn't sit right to me. There is still a lot to like about the track, as the story progresses, you get to the message of if you truly love someone you'll let them, and if they come back they're yours. I disagree with this message, but it is certainly different, and I'd take different over the same message over and over.

9. Clean
The opening percussion is a turn off for me but the rest of the track makes up for it. It talks about how while the aftermath of a breakup can be brutal and possibly tear you apart, once the storm settles, you are clean of this, pain and regret. It's a nice progression, she goes to how she feels she lost, to blaming herself, and in at least my opinion, this depicts the 5 stages of grief, we get denial with her remembering arguing with him back and forth over and over, anger when she metaphorically punches a hole in the roof, to bargaining, with her saying it won't be the same outcome if she goes back, depression throughout the entirety of the song and finally acceptance and she's finally rid of it, I love the details of flowers dying in a drought, I think this is just the weakest in terms of production

8. I Know Places
I Know Places' title speaks for itself, its about hiding from the media mob, Taylor and her current love-interest, whenever they are in public, the media swarms like vultures swarming them and they can't catch a break. This was the beginning of the production style which would carry on into the Reputation Era. I would normally complain about there being no details of what these places are, but then again that would defeat the purpose of these places being secret. She compares themselves to foxes and paparazzi to hunters ready to strike, which is honestly very accurate, they crave stories whether they are true or not and this brings up this aspect of her life so well.

7. Bad Blood
Definitely the last 3 songs are better lyrically, but the opening alone, puts this song over the top for me. This is a badass jam all the way through. Very good build up with the synth, I think it is the weakest of the big 5. The big question is whether the remix with Kendrick Lamar is better? In short: Yes, I'm not a fan of rap, but I'll respect good lyrics and give credit where credits due, Kendrick Lamar is a good songwriter, and really brings it, I think the minor changes aren't as good as the original production wise. The bridge of this song is so well written, and even though I'm calling this the weakest, the big 5 are some of the best single outputs in the history of all music, and normally when I say something with singles I usually say its my favorite. I don't spout best of all time willy-nilly. The big 5 were huge and phenomenal.

6.How You Get The Girl
Definitely prefer the production more than the lyrical value, but it's message is still solid, giving little simple advice on what to and what not to do with a girl. Basically don't pull a WANEGBT. It does fall flat lyrically, as it is more for the ears rather than for the brain. I may seem dumb for putting the jams above the behind closed door songs like I Know Places and Clean, but the production of this record inspired so much of what trends today, and I have to give credit to the songs that inspired the great pop songs that would soon follow.

5. Welcome To New York
Another fantastic album intro, telling them she's changed and changed for the better, it is a blend of modern sounds and sounds I loved from 80's pop, its a jam, I don't normally dance but I can’t help myself and it is a lyrical smash, the opening first few lines say it all: "Walkin' Through A Crowd The Village Is A Glow, Kaleidoscope of loud heartbeats under coats" its about her moving to New York and this sensation of being here, It's a new soundtrack, to me refers to a whole new world of music, no longer being held back by a genre that would head into a downwards spiral for years to come, you get a sense of freedom through her lyrics and the instrumentation and production. If you can't at least tap your foot to this, I don't understand what's wrong with you.

4. Shake It Off
Here we are the remainder of the big 5, and up next is arguably the biggest of the 5. I put this at 4 as while this song is great and highlights her issues with harsh critics and the media, she doesn't simply just shake it off, she literally made a record, about how she stuck a middle finger towards all of them. But regardless this song is great, highlights the rumors of her and some of her personal insecurities, and while she hasn't really shook it off, its nice to believe she does, and in some aspects especially with Folklore it seems she has finally left her issues with her reputation behind. The pop sound is definitely the most unique of the 5 as it has a marching band style feel to it, while this didn't age well at all, at the time I thought she was calling them out in a fun but respectable manner.

3. Wildest Dreams
To me this is the story of a one night stand, and instead of just leaving each other afterwards, she's just asking him to remember her in these small details, even in his dreams, this song was WAY dirtier than I realized. It's an iconic melody, in the pre chorus and chorus, it's a beautiful story, with little details of what I can assume to be a hotel. This inspired a lot of pop ballads from 2015-2018, with the style of the bridge which is also fantastic, the buildup is slow and subtle and eventually builds to a rush of emotions, some of guilt, sincereness and others I've yet to discover because this was when I lost my innocent view of Taylor, certainly not her first dirty song but this opened up a new perspective for 11 year old me.

2. Style
I know what you're thinking, CYRUS, this isn’t that great lyrically, its a bro country song!!! And you know what: I completely agree with you. But there is one thing the elevates this to the silver medal in two words:
The Production
The production is the best out of any, and I mean ANY Taylor Swift song, it is flawless, blending 80's synth to modern pop/electronic. It is the most streamed song from my personal data, and I'm flooded with Texas and Appalachian country with Eric and Luke in the mix. Style encapsulates everything I love about 1989, I'm ashamed it is the least successful of the big 5, as it deserved to be bigger, it's pretty cheap lyrics are the biggest reason why this isn't #1, it is without a doubt my favorite Taylor Swift, by a pretty wide margin, but I acknowledge when there is quality in other places with the best of the big 5 of the record, using process of elimination you've probably figured out my #1 pick

1. Blank Space
Blank Space is the best of 1989 because it handles her reputation better than arguably any song from Reputation and Lover. It is everything I want from a Taylor Swift song, sassiness, quality production story driven lyrics. Rather than defending her date life, she takes all the blows and returns them back with this masterpiece of a pop song and really highlights most celebrity relationships, either they end up married and happy forever or their is a big dramatic story with both of them having some sort of bad blood towards each other, and this is her saying, they only wanted to be with me to increase their own fame, when arguably from the Fearless to Speak Now era, she was in these relationships to boost her own, she's constantly written about they've taken advantage of her, but now she takes advantage of them, and she has all the power in a relationship, it is ingenious. I love how she compares herself to a rose and hidden behind the beautiful petals are sharp thorns, these little brief metaphors sum up everything about her reputation to a t, one of the best songs in her catalog, you can disagree and that's okay, but you can't deny the sheer brilliance this song possesses.

With the legendary era of 1989 over, we enter Reputation, where all preconceived notions of her and her art style shattered and crashed like a tumbling car, but do I like the overall product? You'll find that out soon enough ;)
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2020.09.25 14:36 VisibleConfusion69 Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc- If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act

Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc – If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act
Dear Steve,
On June 1, you shared a letter on Reddit’s blog “Remember the Human – Black Lives Matter”. In this letter, you claim “as Snoos, we do not tolerate hate, racism, and violence, and while we have work to do to fight these on our platform, our values are clear.”
As of today, neither you nor any other Reddit admins have shared this letter anywhere on reddit.com. However, the response to this message was swift on Twitter, where you were rightfully labeled as hypocritical based on your long and well-recorded history of defending racism and white supremacy on this site.
Among the many responses was this message from former CEO of Reddit, Ellen Pao.
I am obligated to call you out: You should have shut down the_donald instead of amplifying it and its hate, racism, and violence. So much of what is happening now lies at your feet. You don't get to say BLM when reddit nurtures and monetizes white supremacy and hate all day long
Many others shared links and screenshots of your past statements saying “Open racism and slurs are fine to post on Reddit”.
The problem of Reddit’s leadership supporting and providing a platform for racist users and hateful communities has long been an issue. Nearly six years ago, dozens of subreddits signed the original open letter to the Reddit admins calling for action. While the Reddit admins acknowledged the letter and said it was a high priority to address this issue, extremely little has been done in the intervening years.
On June 5, you shared this update on /Announcements, Upcoming changes to our content policy, our board, and where we’re going from here. In the post, you stated that there is a need for continued adjustments of Reddit’s content policy to address racism and that this remains a priority. These continued statements that you hear us, that this is a priority, or that you are working on it are not enough. It has been five years since your return as CEO and this still remains Reddit’s most glaring problem.
Steve, if you and Reddit genuinely care about the values of standing up to racism and hate, then you need to back it up with real action. As moderators on this website who have dedicated countless hours to keeping this site running, we call on Reddit to take the following steps:
At /AgainstHateSubreddits, we have laid out the many failures of Steve time and again to stand up to white supremacy on this site time and time and time again.
With a website with the impact of Reddit on the broader conversations being held in communities around the world, this website needs real leadership and real action.
We hope that Reddit will not just share empty platitudes — but will take a meaningful stand against hate, and take these recommendations to heart.
This letter is co-signed by more than 200 300 350 430 550 650 800 communities representing well over 200 hundreds of millions of subscribers:
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2020.09.24 22:04 Gingerroot966 Yet Another Opinion Piece Pushed Under The Notion Of Objective Journalism In The NY Times. Durham’s Investigation Into the Origins Of The “Russia Investigation” Might Actually Have Some Teeth....The Clintons Are Under Scrutiny

The NY Times had another opinion piece trotted out as objective journalism today.
The full article is copy and pasted at the end of this post.
As someone who closely followed the “Russia hysteria” since late 2016 I wasn’t expecting much from John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the “Russia investigation.” Durham was the one who investigated the CIA and its torture tapes and criminal activities for years only to capitulate and to let the CIA off the hook, even after the CIA and then head of the CIA John Brennan was caught spying on the US Intelligence Committee in an attempt to control the narrative. John Brennan lied before Congress, on video, and has never been prosecuted. And who is the current head of the CIA? Gina Haspel, the very person who personally illegally destroyed all of the CIA’s torture tapes.
In this NY Times article you can see in plain sight one of the tactics the MSM employs, framing the narrative and putting the potential reader into a desired perspective based on opinions and anything but just the facts, mam.
From the article: “From the beginning, John H. Durham’s inquiry into the Russia investigation has been politically charged.
Has it or is that how you are attempting to frame it now since it looks like Durham might actually do something, unlike with his investigation into CIA torture?
President Trump promoted it as certain to uncover a “deep state” plot against him, Attorney General William P. Barr rebuked the investigators under scrutiny, and he and Mr. Durham publicly second-guessed an independent inspector general and traveled the globe to chase down conspiracy theories.
Barr and Durham released statements public about the Inspector General’s Report—which revealed clear bias and illegality within the “Russia investigation” and in how FISA warrants were obtained and renewed—and stated that they had more power than the Inspector General had in order to obtain documents and subpoena and tap into intelligence. The Inspector General didn’t and doesn’t have the power that John Durham has to interview overseas intel assets and to procure documents from intelligence agencies, at home and abroad. They made it clear that they had found substantially more than the Inspector General had because of that power. That’s all.
And how can one frame Durham and Barr going overseas to look into Joseph Misfud as chasing “conspiracy theories” when the findings and evidence and conclusion of the investigation has yet to be settled? The FBI used Misfud to in an attempt to entrap George Papadopoulos—by supposedly telling him that potential dirt and emails on Hillary Clinton were available—along with another asset of theirs, Alexander Downer, who then inquired if Papadopoulos had heard about any potential damaging info about the Clintons that Papadopoulos had heard about. The FBI used Misfud to feed Papadopoulos the bare bones info and then used Downer to get said info out of Papadopoulos, in order to give the appearance that Papadopoulos had real info and was working with the Russians. Then the FBI attempted to further seal the deal by throwing money at him and then waiting for him to land at an airport in the US when Papadopoulos reentered the country, expecting him to have the money on him, thus getting him on tax evasion and money laundering. Instead he had left the money overseas with his lawyer.
The FBI had nothing on Papadopoulos and yet what did they finally get him on? Misremembering the exact day of the week that he had met with Misfud. That’s it.
The exact same level of entrapment was attempted with the now infamous “Trump Tower Meeting” in summer of 2016 with Don Jr and others with a Russian lawyer, who come to find out was only allowed into the US because Obama’s State Department gave her a pass in order to do so. The same lawyer from Russia who had worked for years previously with Fusion GPS, the same firm tasked and paid for through lawyers by the DNC and Clinton Campaign to gather dirt on the Trump Campaign. The same lawyer who met with the head of Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, the day BEFORE and the day AFTER the infamous “Trump Tower Meeting.” The same Fusion GPS which was paying a former UK spy, Christopher Steele, to manufacture the “Trump Dossier.”
But now we know that in January 2017 the FBI knew that Steele’s main source for the info in the Dossier discredited it and that Misfud in a February 2017 interview with the FBI stated that he never discussed anything about emails or Hillary Clinton with Papadopoulos. We now know that the FBI in 2017 had doctored emails sent to them by the CIA which stated that Carter Page had worked with the CIA as an intel asset for years, all in order to keep the FISA warrant on Page alive. The person in the FBI who doctored the emails in order for the FISA warrant to be renewed just pleaded guilty.
And ZERO of the above are conspiracy theories but verifiable fact.
In the Russia investigation, F.B.I. officials did take aggressive steps such as obtaining a secret wiretap to eavesdrop on a former Trump adviser. But they also moved quietly, deploying informants and an undercover agent in part to keep the existence of the investigation from becoming public and affecting the 2016 election.
From 2017 to 2019 those in the MSM vehemently denied any and all assertions that spies and assets were used against the Trump Campaign. Now they quietly admit it and attempt to brush it aside as routine.
Mr. Barr has repeatedly attacked the Russia inquiry as Mr. Durham has investigated it, calling it “one of the greatest travesties in American history” and ignoring a policy that generally prohibits the department from making public statements about current investigations.
I’m not a fan of Barr but what he said rings true. I was a Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016 and this year. I decried police and the feds beating back protestors and journalists from the front of the White House so Trump could walk across the street for a photo op in front of a church. I didn’t vote for Trump and honestly don’t like him. But the truth is the truth regardless of political leanings.
The then current White House and political party in power using the state surveillance apparatus to spy and entrap the other political party’s campaign is a travesty. Obama wanted to stand there during the inauguration with a big smile on his face knowing that he was walking out the door while sticking a foot out to trip up the next person walking in.
But the book caught the attention of F.B.I. agents, who viewed some of its contents as additional justification to obtain a subpoena for foundation records.
Top officials in Justice Department criminal division denied a request in 2016 from senior F.B.I. managers in Washington to secure a subpoena, determining that the bureau lacked a sufficient basis for it and that the book had a political agenda, former officials said. Some prosecutors at the time felt the book had been discredited.
The decision frustrated some agents who believed they had enough evidence beyond the book, including a discussion that touched on the foundation and was captured on a wiretap in an unrelated investigation. Other F.B.I. officials at the time believed the conversation’s relevance to the foundation case was tenuous at best.
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Now that the Clintons are back in the crosshairs the propaganda and opinion pieces pushed as objective journalism are ratcheting up. It started with Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder’s op-ed in the Washington Post at the end of last year, sending veiled threats Durham’s way.
Will Durham bend the knee like he did with his investigation into CIA torture? Is Barr just the government’s “cleanup man” like Harvey Keitel’s character in Pulp Fiction and he’s just leading Trump on?
The full NY Times article to save people from the click and visiting the website:
In Politically Charged Inquiry, Durham Sought Details About Scrutiny of Clintons
John Durham’s team has sought information about the F.B.I.’s handling of the Clinton Foundation investigation, raising questions about the scope of the prosecutor’s review.
WASHINGTON — From the beginning, John H. Durham’s inquiry into the Russia investigation has been politically charged. President Trump promoted it as certain to uncover a “deep state” plot against him, Attorney General William P. Barr rebuked the investigators under scrutiny, and he and Mr. Durham publicly second-guessed an independent inspector general and traveled the globe to chase down conspiracy theories.
It turns out that Mr. Durham also focused attention on certain political enemies of Mr. Trump: the Clintons.
Mr. Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut assigned by Mr. Barr to review the Russia inquiry, has sought documents and interviews about how federal law enforcement officials handled an investigation around the same time into allegations of political corruption at the Clinton Foundation, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mr. Durham’s team members have suggested to others that they are comparing the two investigations as well as examining whether investigators in the Russia inquiry flouted laws or policies. It was not clear whether Mr. Durham’s investigators were similarly looking for violations in the Clinton Foundation investigation, nor whether the comparison would be included or play a major role in the outcome of Mr. Durham’s inquiry. The approach is highly unusual, according to people briefed on the investigation. Though the suspected crimes themselves are not comparable — one involves a possible conspiracy between a presidential campaign and a foreign adversary to interfere in an election, and the other involves potential bribery and corruption — and largely included different teams of investigators and prosecutors, Mr. Durham’s efforts suggest the scope of his review is broader than previously known.
Mr. Durham’s focus on the Clinton Foundation inquiry comes as concerns deepen among Democrats and some former Justice Department officials that his investigation is being weaponized politically to help Mr. Trump. Congressional Democrats last week called on the department’s inspector general to investigate whether Mr. Durham’s review was free from political influence after his top aide abruptly resigned, reportedly over concerns that the team’s findings would be prematurely released before the election in November.
The Clinton Foundation investigation began about five years ago, under the Obama administration, and stalled in part because some former career law enforcement officials viewed the case as too weak to issue subpoenas. Ultimately, prosecutors in Arkansas secured a subpoena for the charity in early 2018. To date, the case has not resulted in criminal charges.
Some former law enforcement officials declined to talk to Mr. Durham’s team about the foundation investigation because they felt the nature of his inquiry was highly unusual, according to people familiar with the investigation. Mr. Durham’s staff members sought information about the debate over the subpoenas that the F.B.I. tried to obtain in 2016 and have also approached current agents about the matter, but it is not clear what they told investigators.
A spokesman for Mr. Durham declined to comment.
“The Clinton Foundation has regularly been subjected to baseless, politically motivated allegations, and time after time these allegations have been proven false,” the foundation said in a statement. Right-wing news media and prominent Republicans have long promoted a narrative that the F.B.I.’s leadership and the Justice Department under the Obama administration were biased in favor of Hillary Clinton. They have accused agents and prosecutors of aggressively investigating Mr. Trump and his associates — ignoring evidence to the contrary — while moving more cautiously on allegations of corruption at the Clinton Foundation and Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business while she was secretary of state.
“There was a clear double standard by the Department of Justice and F.B.I. when it came to the Trump and Clinton campaigns in 2016,” said Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a staunch supporter of Mr. Trump.
In the Russia investigation, F.B.I. officials did take aggressive steps such as obtaining a secret wiretap to eavesdrop on a former Trump adviser. But they also moved quietly, deploying informants and an undercover agent in part to keep the existence of the investigation from becoming public and affecting the 2016 election.
Mr. Barr has repeatedly attacked the Russia inquiry as Mr. Durham has investigated it, calling it “one of the greatest travesties in American history” and ignoring a policy that generally prohibits the department from making public statements about current investigations. Mr. Barr’s statements have raised hopes among the president’s supporters that Mr. Durham will unearth evidence of a plot to sabotage Mr. Trump’s campaign and presidency.
So far, only one person has been charged with criminal wrongdoing: Kevin E. Clinesmith, a former F.B.I. lawyer who pleaded guilty to altering an email that investigators relied on to renew an application for a secret wiretap on the former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
The president and his Republican allies have tried to cast the Clinton Foundation, a philanthropic organization, as corrupt, accusing Mrs. Clinton of taking steps as secretary of state to support the interests of foundation donors. Critics have suggested that she was part of a quid pro quo in which the foundation received large donations in exchange for supporting the sale of Uranium One, a Canadian company with ties to mining stakes in the United States, to a Russian nuclear agency. The deal was approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state under President Barack Obama and had a voting seat on the panel.
The allegations against Mrs. Clinton were advanced in the book “Clinton Cash,” by Peter Schweizer, a senior editor at large at Breitbart News, the right-wing outlet once controlled by Mr. Trump’s former top aide Stephen K. Bannon. The book contained multiple errors, and the foundation has dismissed its allegations.
But the book caught the attention of F.B.I. agents, who viewed some of its contents as additional justification to obtain a subpoena for foundation records.
Top officials in Justice Department criminal division denied a request in 2016 from senior F.B.I. managers in Washington to secure a subpoena, determining that the bureau lacked a sufficient basis for it and that the book had a political agenda, former officials said. Some prosecutors at the time felt the book had been discredited.
The decision frustrated some agents who believed they had enough evidence beyond the book, including a discussion that touched on the foundation and was captured on a wiretap in an unrelated investigation. Other F.B.I. officials at the time believed the conversation’s relevance to the foundation case was tenuous at best.
The disagreement erupted anew later in the summer of 2016, when a top Justice Department official suspected that F.B.I. agents in New York were trying to persuade federal prosecutors in Brooklyn to authorize a subpoena after the department’s criminal division officials in Washington had declined such a request. By the time the F.BI. officials revisited the issue, the Justice Department officials were also concerned that serving subpoenas would violate the practice of avoiding such investigative activity so close to an election.
Ultimately, the Clinton Foundation dispute embroiled Andrew G. McCabe, then the F.B.I. deputy director, who was accused of leaking information about the case to a reporter and later lying about it to the Justice Department inspector general. The episode helped prompt Mr. McCabe’s firing in 2018 and a failed effort by the Justice Department to prosecute him. The foundation case — which had been spread among F.B.I. field offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Little Rock, Ark. — sputtered until Mr. Trump was elected. In early 2018, Patrick C. Harris, a career prosecutor in Little Rock, issued a grand jury subpoena for foundation records, two former law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation said.
A foundation official confirmed that the charity was served with a subpoena and complied with the request for information.
Republicans in 2017 had called for a second special counsel to investigate the foundation, but Rod J. Rosenstein, then the deputy attorney general, did not believe the scant evidence collected in the case justified one, a person familiar with the matter said. Instead, Jeff Sessions, the attorney general at the time, asked John W. Huber, the U.S. attorney in Utah, to review whether federal law enforcement officials had fully investigated the matter.
Shortly after Mr. Durham began his review, Mr. Barr said in an interview with CBS News in May 2019 that Mr. Huber was winding down his work related to Mrs. Clinton. In January, The Washington Post reported that Mr. Huber’s investigation had ended; its findings were not made public. Mr. Trump later attacked Mr. Huber, accusing him of doing “absolutely NOTHING.”
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2020.09.24 06:28 memesandcommunism LETTER TO REDDIT CEO

Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc– If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act
Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc – If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act
Dear Steve,
On June 1, you shared a letter on Reddit’s blog “Remember the Human – Black Lives Matter”. In this letter, you claim “as Snoos, we do not tolerate hate, racism, and violence, and while we have work to do to fight these on our platform, our values are clear.”
As of today, neither you nor any other Reddit admins have shared this letter anywhere on reddit.com. However, the response to this message was swift on Twitter, where you were rightfully labeled as hypocritical based on your long and well-recorded history of defending racism and white supremacy on this site.
Among the many responses was this message from former CEO of Reddit, Ellen Pao.
I am obligated to call you out: You should have shut down the_donald instead of amplifying it and its hate, racism, and violence. So much of what is happening now lies at your feet. You don't get to say BLM when reddit nurtures and monetizes white supremacy and hate all day long
Many others shared links and screenshots of your past statements saying “Open racism and slurs are fine to post on Reddit”.
The problem of Reddit’s leadership supporting and providing a platform for racist users and hateful communities has long been an issue. Nearly six years ago, dozens of subreddits signed the original open letter to the Reddit admins calling for action. While the Reddit admins acknowledged the letter and said it was a high priority to address this issue, extremely little has been done in the intervening years.
On June 5, you shared this update on /Announcements, Upcoming changes to our content policy, our board, and where we’re going from here. In the post, you stated that there is a need for continued adjustments of Reddit’s content policy to address racism and that this remains a priority. These continued statements that you hear us, that this is a priority, or that you are working on it are not enough. It has been five years since your return as CEO and this still remains Reddit’s most glaring problem.
Steve, if you and Reddit genuinely care about the values of standing up to racism and hate, then you need to back it up with real action. As moderators on this website who have dedicated countless hours to keeping this site running, we call on Reddit to take the following steps:
At /AgainstHateSubreddits, we have laid out the many failures of Steve time and again to stand up to white supremacy on this site time and time and time again.
With a website with the impact of Reddit on the broader conversations being held in communities around the world, this website needs real leadership and real action.
We hope that Reddit will not just share empty platitudes — but will take a meaningful stand against hate, and take these recommendations to heart.
This letter is co-signed by more than 200 300 350 430 550 650 800 communities representing well over 200 hundreds of millions of subscribers:
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2020.09.24 03:48 jed5780 The Legend Behind Ouija Boards

The Legend Behind Ouija Boards
Ouija Boards have been an unusual common household board game for centuries in the United States. During the game’s early existence, it wasn’t known for its unwarranted reputation it has now. It grew in popularity in America by purely being an exciting and fun board game that families or groups would use to “communicate” with spirits. This leads to two questions. Where exactly did the infamous Ouija board derive from and why has it remained at the forefront of American culture for so many centuries?
Several misconceptions surrounding the origins of the Ouija board have been discussed by scholars that have led to the debunking of some of these theories. Mitch Horowitz, in his book Occult America, debunks a common theory of the origins of the first talking boards dating back to 540 B.C. in connection to a French historical figure and his student Philolaus (Horowitz 2010, 62-77). Horowitz discredits this widely used theory within Ouija literature by pointing out two flaws in the story behind the French historical figure and Philolaus. The French historical was never identified and the scribe Philolaus was not said to have lived till the following century (Horowitz 2010, 62-77). It has been concluded that these “talking boards,” as some called, were not directly in use until the formidable American Spiritualist era.
Let’s dive into how the Ouija board formed in America and how it developed into an all-out craze. The Fox sisters, from New York, were huge contributors to the creation of the Spiritualism era in the late 1840s (Linse, Smith, and Loxton 2018,64-73). This era surrounded the idea of communicating, contacting, and studying the dead and/or other “worldly” entities. The sisters often played pranks on their mother by pretending to communicate with ghosts, to which their older sister decided to capitalize off of. The family soon began to perform fake séances and paranormal activities that people would pay to attend (Linse, Smith, and Loxton 2018, 64-73). This sparked the beginning of mediums, psychics, and paranormal activities becoming common dealings in American culture. Although the actual inventor of the Ouija board is a mystery, William Fuld, a toymaker, made the game grow in popularity in the 1890s by commercializing the game through toy stores while working for the original patent owners Charles W. Kennard and William H. A. Maupin. (Horowitz 2010, 62-77). Ouija boards are not exactly praised as they were at their first development, it is believed now that these boards are used to summon deadly entities that do not in fact, bring fun.
Why have Ouija boards lasted this long in American culture? This tradition has roughly been around for over 150 years, and a contributing factor to the Ouija boards' historical success is the continuous amount of Ouija lore written throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. For example two famous authors, Mark Twain and James Merrill, both wrote books on their individual experiences with Ouija boards (Horowitz 2010, 62-77). These publications of lore have allowed the steady status of Ouija boards to continue into the 21st century through horror movies and books. Another view looking into the reason Ouija boards have maintained their popularity throughout the centuries is written as followed, “The answer lies within the realm of folk belief—focusing on how and why people believe the way they do.” (Myrick 1999, 98). Belief systems are created from one’s values and opinions previously held and using these beliefs to rationally connect with a new belief (Myrick 1999, 98). An example of an individual and their belief system is one who believes in God may also believe in supernatural entities which conclusively may lead to this individual being more likely to believe in Ouija boards (Myrick 1999, 101 ). Family, religion, and communities all contribute to an individual’s belief system. It is important to acknowledge that people will always form and create their own opinions, this type of thinking allows the beliefs surrounding Ouija boards to continue to grow and develop for many years to come.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
“Do You Believe? Brain Games.” Youtube. National Geographic, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRo8TytvIDw&feature=youtu.be.
Horowitz, Mitch. Occult America: White House séances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation, 62–77. Bantam, 2009. https://www.amazon.com/Occult-AmericaSeancesCirclesHistory/dp/0553385151/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=occult+america&qid=1600844688&sr=8-1
Linse, Pat, Smith, Jim W. W. and Loxton, Daniel. 2018. “Secrets of the Ouija Board.” Skeptic 23 (4): 64-73.
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Myrick, Jean M. "Belief and custom surrounding the Ouija board." PhD diss., Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1999.
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2020.09.23 06:42 geodecrystal Why We Should Do Everything We Can to Oppose a Possible Amy Barrett Appointment

So, as you all know, number 45, despite having been impeached and losing the popular vote by 3 million, will very likely get to appoint a 6th justice to the Supreme Court. While 45 has yet to officially nominate Amy Coney Barrett, she is reportedly the front-runner of his list. This is very, very concerning for many reasons. Last year 45 said that he was "saving her" for RBG and according to former co-workers, she was Justice Scalia’s favorite clerk. I can go on, but in the interest of staying on-topic, I will focus on what seems to be fundie-esque.
Judge Barrett is a member of the People of Praise, an obscure religious group that is a borderline cult. The group will "neither confirm or deny" the fact that Barrett is a member, but a New York Times article from 2018 says that she is. It is a self-described “charismatic Christian community." Here’s what you need to know:
Edit: changed 44 to 45– apparently I got it mixed up!
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2020.09.21 16:20 texasalaskamontana NBA Left Charlotte & Indianapolis Markets Out of NBA MVP/Awards Voting

After reviewing all 100 NBA media voters it appears the NBA left the Charlotte and Indianapolis media markets out of the 2020 NBA Awards balloting.
There's no publicly written rules for the makeup of NBA media voting. When the league announced reforms in 2017 one of the reported intents was to include an independent media member from every NBA market. Many markets were heavily dependent on local TV and radio broadcasters who are actually employees of the team and the league removed them from the pool.
But here in 2020 the league didn't stick with that rule. It has happened to other markets in recent years. This year it's pretty egregious as both Charlotte and Indiana media markets were represented in January NBA All-Star media voting by the following reporters...
When it came time to cast votes for the NBA Awards neither of these voters were given a ballot nor were they replaced in the voting pool with a different local media member.
Hell, even Reggie Miller was pulled from the voting pool this year denying the Pacers a media member who spent his career with the team.
Charlotte --
In past seasons the Charlotte media market vote was held by Richard Walker previously with the Gaston Gazette. Walker has covered the Hornets since their founding for many publications but was at a smaller outlet and was given the vote for either his emeritus status as an NBA writer or the limited eligibility of other members of the media market.
Several markets have publications which don't allow voting on awards. The Charlotte Observer, despite being the market's largest newspaper and having a dedicated Hornets beat writers, appears to be one of those. Other examples are the Washington Post, New York Times, and Houston Chronicle.
Walker also left the Gaston Gazette to start his own website covering local sports which likely rules out his eligibility as he no longer works for an established outlet.
So Boone was laid off, Walker had started his own website, and the Observer doesn't allow voting. Is it possible that didn't leave anyone in the media market who was eligible to vote in the eyes of the NBA? Or that they didn't look hard enough or consider established alternatives?
If someone in the comments can identify a writer in the market who could have had the vote I'd appreciate it. I failed in this attempt.
Indiana --
Scott Agness was laid off by The Athletic in June and surpringly the NBA did not keep the awards ballot in Indy by passing it to the Indianapolis Star.
This doesn't make sense as the Pacers beat writer for the Indy Star is J. Michael Falgoust. Who once held an MVP ballot during his time with CSN Washington in the DC media market.
Falgoust cast an MVP vote in 2017. The league's most contentious recent election. He was one of nine voters who zagged for Kawhi Leonard in first place over both Harden and Westbrook. In 2019 he was also given an All-Star ballot while at the Indy Star.
If you drop Falgoust from the equation this situation still feels like an outright denial as the Indy Star's beat writer has routinely held an NBA Awards ballot in the past: Clifton Brown in 2018 and Nate Taylor in 2017.
Charlotte makes some sense, but Indy just feels like they got stood up on a date. It doesn't make sense why there wouldn't be an Indianapolis vote with the option that existed for the NBA.
Sorry Charlotte and Indy. It feels like the league did you wrong.
Check out the NBA's list of media members and their votes here.
Here's my 2020 breakdown of markets and the voter who represents the market....
Note: I don't worry about NY or LA too much as many national voters live in those markets and have their greatest exposure to those teams. I did note the Clippers and Nets voters. Those seem pertinent to track each year.
Market Voter
Atlanta Hawks Chris Kirschner, The Athletic
Boston Celtics Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe
Brooklyn Nets Greg Logan, Newsday
Charlotte Hornets none
Chicago Bulls Joe Crowley, Chicago Sun Times
Cleveland Cavaliers Chris Fedor, Cleveland.com
Dallas Mavericks Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News
Denver Nuggets Nick Kosmider, The Athletic
Detroit Pistons Rod Beard, Detroit News
Golden State Warriors Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle
Houston Rockets Kelly Iko, The Athletic
Indiana Pacers none
LA Clippers Mirjam Swanson, Southern California News Group
LA Lakers They good
Memphis Grizzlies Evan Barnes, Memphis Commercial Appeal
Miami Heat Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald
Milwaukee Bucks Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Minnesota Timberwolves Chris Hine, Minneapolis Star Tribune
New Orleans Pelicans Will Guillory, The Athletic
New York Knicks Mike Breen, ESPN, Marc Berman, NY Post
Oklahoma City Thunder Royce Young, ESPN, Eric Horne, The Athletic
Orlando Magic Josh Robbins, The Athletic
Philadelphia 76ers Keith Pompey, Philadelphia Inquirer
Phoenix Suns Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic
Portland Trailblazers Jason Quick, The Athletic
Sacramento Kings Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee
San Antonio Spurs Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News
Toronto Raptors Doug Smith, The Toronto Star, Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun
Utah Jazz Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune
Washington Wizards Fred Katz, The Athletic
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2020.09.21 06:45 -FernFeather- Full Mad Eye Lore including scientific and historical analysis.

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BURKE LAPADURA
Mad eyes
Mad eyes introduction: Burke is the eldest son of a construction worker who grew up playing amongst designs, various machines, and tools. By the time he was 20, he had already acquired local fame for his skills. Hired by a married couple, Burke arrived at Oletus Manor when it was still desolate, rundown and was responsible for most of the architectural designs. As per the wishes of his employer, he led his team of workers and expanded Oletus Manor. In his own time, he added his own touch to the manor, his devices, turning the manor into Burke's secret laboratory. It is said that even up until that unfortunate incident this crazy architect was still planning the addition of new devices.

This analysis will include: a dissection of Burke's deductions in history, a brief history of the development of prostheses, revisiting the abandoned setting of the manor, whiskey and pressure gauges.
Design:
Burke's design is mechanical, and slightly reminiscent of steampunk. Despite how unrealistic and stylized his design may appear to be, it actually holds some significant footing in reality. I'll discuss it in points
  1. His prosthesis -
Burke's right hand and left leg have both been replaced with mechanical parts - More commonly referred to as a prosthesis. It's never explained how he lost these limbs - we do however know that the area where he lives has poachers and dangerous traps so it's possible one of these could have contributed to it, but since it's never stated it's also possible he could have purposefully chosen to replace them as he aged. Regardless as to why his prosthetics appear to be fairly rudimentary. Currently there exists certain prosthetics which can sense electrical impulses in the remaining muscles around it and based off of where the impulse is it can move the prosthetic in a certain way. Considering this technology is fairly recent to the current day Burke's prosthesis is most likely a body powered device which relies on the coordinated movements of the user’s own residual and healthy limbs to drive. To be fair the movement of his fingers do appear to be far more coordinated than a body power device would allow but considering he is a mechanical genius I think we can suspend our disbelief a little. In fact most historical prostheses used residual limbs and specific movements to operate most efficiently.
https://www.amputee-coalition.org/history-prosthetic-leg/
Also, if you look closely, you can see that Burk’s prosthesis has rubber bumpers.
The Civil War may have helped spawn the first major explosion of the United States’ prosthetic device industry. About 70 percent of all wounds sustained by Civil War soldiers affected their limbs which often resulted in amputation. The ghastly nature of the condition of many soldiers returning from conflict led to the federal government taking action in the form of its “Great Civil War Benefaction” program. This little-remembered project made a commitment on behalf of the government to provide prosthetic devices to every Civil War soldier who needed one. As such there were numerous manufacturers building devices on government contracts and the need for these synthetic limbs helps spurred innovation. Beginning in 1863, rubber began to find use along with, or instead of, wood and metal, providing a more natural appearance, better resiliency and more flexibility.
The introduction of rubber in leg prosthetic sockets grew in popularity thanks to New York inventor Dubois Parmelee in 1863. His socket attached to the residual limb using atmospheric pressure, and india rubber was used to comfortably adjust to a patient’s residual limb
Therefore, the time point when Burk replaced his prosthesis was most likely around late 1860s. I specify "replaced" because in his deductions when we first meet him it's most likely around the early 1800s so he either had a different form of prosthesis or was in full fit condition.
https://www.amputee-coalition.org/history-prosthetic-leg/
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2014/12/01/the-evolution-of-prosthetic-devices-a-patent-history/id=52227/
  1. His console -
Now that I've harped about his prosthetic let's shift our focus to some other identifying aspects. The "keyboard" used to enter data onto his consoles appears to be altered form of a typewriter. Between 1801 and 1808, Italian Pellegrino Turri invented the first typewriter for his blind friend. Later this typewriter was lost, so it is impossible to know its shape and structure today. The first machine known as the typewriter was patented on 23rd June 1868, by printer and journalist Christopher Latham.
  1. Pressure gauge -
The pressure gauge on the Barker weapon belongs to the Bourdon tube pressure gauge, which is the earliest and most commonly used mechanical pressure measuring instrument. French engineer Eugene Bourdon first invented the Bourdon gauge in 1849. The device enabled accurate measurement of much higher pressures than existing measurement devices. Bourdon designed the device for steam locomotive engines in the late 1840s because of the increasing number of horrific accidents involving very high-pressure steam locomotive engines. The accident rate and number of deaths from steam engine explosions dropped significantly within a couple of years of the introduction of the Bourdon gauge.
https://blog.wika.us/products/pressure-products/eugene-bourdon-history-bourdon-gauge/
Bark’s pressure gauge is probably used to directly measure the steam inside his weapon, to prevent it from bursting suddenly. But why does his weapon need to have pressure in the first place? if he's able to control when steam is released, then the force of the steam exiting the weapon would help to increase the speed and force of his attack. You have to remember he has cute little toothpick arms, and a prosthesis doesn't really provide you much grip, so these alterations to his weapon can give him an advantage. Additionally steam is hot, at atmospheric pressure liquid water transitions to steam 212°F (that's 100°C), according to The burn foundation, just one second at 156° F (69°C) can cause third degree burns. Researchers in Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) found the epidermis (the outer layer of skin), cannot properly perform its protective function against water vapour as high temperature vapor easily penetrates to the second layer of skin easily causing second degree burns.
(https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180514122556.htm#:~:text=Why%20the%20epidermis%20does%20not%20protect%20against%20steam&text="The%20steam%20penetrates%20through%20the,triggers%20second-degree%20burns)
however under the pressure within Burke's weapon the damage caused gets even worse. It takes about 16.67 bar to crush an egg as seen in this experiment (17 kg converts to 16.67 bar)
https://youtu.be/YP_UBNwEoGs
According to valves online temperature steam reference, assuming this measly pressure alone could increase the temperature of the steam up to 204°C or about 400°F, to put this in perspective frying grease is often between 300 and 500°F interested by the American burn association can cause serious degree burns in less than one second. I know people despise getting hit by Mad eye walls but considering the alternative it might be the less painful option.
Temp steam ref:
https://www.valvesonline.com.au/references/steam-tables/
Approximate time and temperatures in relation to burns:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.regionalonehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Scald-Burns-Flyer.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi9opvu6bTrAhUqTDABHVEiCccQFjAJegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw2Gm7DRj9OxCyXTso1qITGR
Scolding injuries:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://ameriburn.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/scaldinjuryeducatorsguide.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi9opvu6bTrAhUqTDABHVEiCccQFjAKegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw0EJfvemWQOoeJ0QfwPdwKS
  1. Burke's alcohol -
The most common orange-yellow liquor in the UK is whiskey, and because the grain law was abolished at that time, the price of various brewing materials was lowered, and the liquor was cheaper than before.
One of the sources I looked into while researching suggested that Burke may have created his one bottle himself due to the fact that before the 17th century the shapes of wine bottles were mostly blowing by independent craftsmen and after not many wineries created them until much later. But my research into the topic makes me think that the dates simply don't line up. The 1600s was far earlier than when this story takes place, I find it more likely that his bottle could be a gin case bottle: Case gin bottles are square with a more or less distinct taper inwards from the shoulder to the base. This design closely aligns with that of Burke's bottle, in the color of gin it said to have a slightly yellow tint, but in the promotional art for mad eyes we could see that his bottle contains a vividly orange liquid. Could be a decorative flask which would mean that Burke made it or had a friend do so, The only thing which makes me reluctant on this possibility is that most decorative flasks have designs on them, but Burke's appears rather basic. considering that the time frame for the bottle fits that of the case gin bottles it wouldn't be too far of a stretch too assume that this was the bottle he used and he simply filled it with a different liquid. After all his character day notes say that one of his favorite things is vodka which definitely doesn't fit the description of what would be in the bottle.
Whatever he's drinking and regardless of how many alcoholic problems he had he's precious.
https://sha.org/bottle/liquor.htm
  1. What is a "Burke"? -
The surname Burke is derived from the Old English word "burh," which is derived from the Old German word "burg," the common Germanic word for a fortification. It seems likely that the first family to bear this surname would have lived in or near a prehistoric fort situated on a hill.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.houseofnames.com/amp/burke-family-crest
This name is rather apt considering who Burke is. In a literal sense He's able to construct walls to keep out people he deems as intruders. But on a deeper level he's built a fortification around himself.
  1. Snazzy Accessories -
While this isn’t directly related to his design some of his accessories reveal to us more about his character
Good Old Times -
“A watering can that Burke discovered while tidying up the laboratory. It was full of flowers and plants which reminded him of days gone by.”
Violin -
“His right hand may not be fully functional and his violin may have been slightly damaged in an incident, but Burke enjoys music still. Practice really does make perfect.”
(shows that the loss of his arm came later on in his life and that he had some interesting talents)

To be an architect (a brief exploration into the architecture tendencies of the time):
The Manor was built on speculation (meaning it was built without any intended buyers).
Now we've never seen the entirety of the manner which means that we can only piece together what we know of it from the sections where we explore pieces of the inside and from parts of external view.
What we do know is that around the time the manor was sold for a fairly cheap price, these types of estates were symbols of status which shows that while these people may not have been the most wealthy they did come from a significant social standing.
https://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/history/modern-europe/middle-ages/manorial-system/history#:~:text=Gradual%20decline%20took%20place%20with,Middle%20Ages%20(see%20commune%20).
The background of the manor was originally designed with aspects of the 20th century, but based on many deductions and later official changes, the background in the game can be determined to occur in the 19th century. The 19th century was a period of great popularity of romanticism, and under the influence of it, architectural changes also took place-called romantic architecture. The 1830s to 1860s was the early stage of the development of romantic architecture, also known as pre-romanticism. Medieval castle-style mansions and even Eastern architectural sketches appeared.
https://architecture_history.enacademic.com/255/ROMANTIC_ARCHITECTURE
It has been stated that he may be inspired by Edmund Burke, a Canadian architect from the 19th and 20th century. But this is a loose connection. But he has done some gothic revival and similar style buildings
The background
Next, let’s talk about a background story that may be related to Barker’s deduction. This is the manor’s background story previously released by the official WeChat account, but there are many omissions, which have now been deleted. However, if you compare the cannon with this background you'll see some interesting similarities that correlate to Burke
[Background story that was later scrapped]
Everything starts with Winston Manor (also known as Oulitis Manor):
In the 20th century in Europe, a young couple bought a huge estate in a remote mountain area at a low price. The reason why this manor was so cheap is because the reputation this manor had was not very good (because of the rumors of the past generations) and because of the bad reputation, there were no neighbors around.
After the couple moved into the manor, they renovated the manor, they enjoy Western mythology, which is why the manor is full of it

Just when everyone thought that this family would live a happy life forever, something that no one wanted to mention happened: 24 years ago, the protagonist ushered in his 12th birthday, which was originally a happy thing. However, on this day, the protagonist experienced the saddest thing in the world-he witnessed the brutal murder of his parents by bandits, and the cause of this tragic case was only: the impromptu killings of the surrounding refugees because of the theft. They deliberately created a cruel crime scene afterwards in an attempt to disrupt the clues.
(keep in mind this background story was scrapped although parts of it may still be true)
https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/35774811
Here's the link to the full story if you'd like to read it.
The owner of the manor that we see first strongly relates to the deross family we see and Burke's deductions. I'll start going over those here.
Mad eyes deduction
  1. Contract - It used to be a proper job.
Damaged Contract: Signed by Dennis DeRoss and Burke Lapadura.
Combining the background story mentioned earlier, after the couple bought the manor, they started looking for an architect who could work to rebuild it. Burke was young and arrogant, and had a certain reputation, not afraid of the ominous rumors that had spread around the manor he decided to take on the opportunity to work there and pursue his design goal. Considering the reputation that the manor had (as noted in the background story), many workers were dissuaded from pursuing employment at the manor. Due to this, it was the once fearless and talented Burke who undertook most of the architectural design work.
  1. Test Ground - Some saw ruins, while I saw "potential".
Archive 1: Attached are architectural plans for symmetrical towers. A rectangular area is marked in red at the center of the building.
Generally speaking, in regards to architectural designs, red and rectangular marks have special meanings
For example, it can be used to reserve a column position (as is seen in this picture)
This means that, for whatever reason, the floor should be reserved during construction. According to the location, the red rectangle on Barker's drawing may refer to the secret room or safe room that is mentioned later in his deductions. In short, the work entrusted to him by the couple gave full play to his talents and gave him free reign of his architectural abilities, this was an enjoyable endeavor for Burke to undertake.
  1. Labor Force - Robots are more reliable than humans.
Archive 2: Archived drawings of a strange humanoid structure. It seems that hundreds of parts need to be made to complete the design.
As mentioned earlier, most of the design tasks in the manor are done by him alone, and there are many bad rumors about the manor (so maybe not many people are willing to work here), and Burke is not the type who likes to communicate with people. In this case, what he thought of was to make his own form of labor that could help him, aka robots. The specific humanoid structure mentioned in this deduction most likely refers to Guard 26 or BonBon, a metal penguin which he is responsible for creating to help him with his tasks.
  1. Strange Kid - I don't like those noisy living creatures. They give me headaches.
Diary 1: Mr. and Mrs. DeRoss made new building requests, and they even bought their own staff. There was also a strange boy in this annoying group who showed great interest in my studio. I have to find a way to keep him away from my treasures.
Even if he is obsessed with architecture, burke is still very sensitive to changes in the world outside of his direct hobbies. From his point of view the child is getting in his way and putting himself into dangerous situations due to his excessive curiosity
The DeRoss couple seem to care for Burke. But Burke, most likely around his twenties at the time and potentially still a child from the perspective of the older DeRoss couple, obviously only wants to work on his own and in solitude.
A popular theory (translated by @mayousailor on Twitter from @sky5memo - link below) is that The staff the DeRoss family brought included the family of the "strange boy" as he is stated to be "among" the group. The 4th deduction of bonbon supports this: "The little rascal’s gone and misplaced some valuable things again, after coming back from his 'true' parents". One interpretation if this is that he's stealing things for his biological family. Despite who his biological family is, we know the child is at the very least the children the DeRoss's to some extent, most likely through adoption.
In bane's character day letter (and in BonBon's 6th deduction) we get to see that bane is connected to Burke though his occupation on the manor as the gamekeeper. In the letter he states:
"You haven’t come out of the laboratory in almost a month, and the Young Miss - who I'll get to later - and Young Master have started to run into the woods."
If the boy is the young master that means that he has to have some status above that of a common worker.
The assumption that the boy was the son of servants, but eventually adopted by Dennis and his wife, makes this make a lot more sense.
By the way, if you use Mad Eyes in the game, turn the screen to the side and you can see that Burke has a pair of very lovely green eyes. he should have been very handsome when he was young (after all, children are preceptive to appearance and a handsome face will likely gain favor with them, who knows? It could have played a role in why the young boy liked him)
  1. Secret Chamber - Is there a safer place than a room you can't find?
Diary 2: That kid is so annoying. Every time I look back, I can always see his clothes or shoes sticking out from the corner. What an idiot.
With more and more people moving in, the manor is gradually approaching its completion, although Burke is still being hired to continue the expansion work. After mulling over the situation, he decided to move much of his work into the secret room, thinking that he would not be discovered by others working there (is there a safer place than a room that can’t be found?" I think my plan is great!). A potential theory for why he decided to move into this room could have just been that he preferred to work on the tasks that he knew he had to complete in solitude - and with the house growing more populated his room provided him a sanctuary.
But one of the many impossibilities of children is that they have an amazing perception. The secret room Burke spent so long constructing and hiding was easily found by the boy. The child would often secretly watch Burke working in this room. Maybe he wanted to be able to play with Burke (after all, his sister was not born yet so he was possibly lonely), and Burke - unlike the other servants - hasn't had much contact with the child, so it is understandable that he'd be curious. Burke's account explains that he can tell that the child's watching him and he says he finds it annoying - however he never actually does anything to stop him from observing his work.
Burke's words and actions are contradictory but help show who he is as a person - he is strict in his tone, but soft in his heart: Although he said that the child is very annoying and stupid, he did not reprimand the boy or drive him away, but silently complained while indulging the boys curiosity.
  1. Number 26 - This is a breakthrough.
Test Record 1: After No. 26 was instructed to take Wooden Box 1, No. 26 stopped moving after taking Wooden Box 1. After No. 26 was instructed to take any numbered Wooden Box except Box 1, No. 26 left the experimental zone after taking the boxes and began to move towards the unnumbered boxes.
Bark’s experiment (No.26) has made new progress. The 26th iteration of his invention is finally somewhat successful and has a certain degree of autonomy, the robot picks up its designated boxes, within proceeds to pick up boxes which aren't even in the testing zone, contributing that it has the ability to carry out actions it's not programmed with. This will be further explained when I do the video on BonBon, but Burke's creation is something he himself has yet to fully comprehend.
  1. Another - I should have seen it coming.
Diary 3: Darn it, humans will reproduce. I should remember that well. My employer was a young couple, and of course, they had children! The only thing to be grateful for was that the brat's attention was completely diverted to "Miss DeRoss", because that gave me time to finish my work. (Optimize secret room)
Time passed, and the boy had his own sister (the child the young couple gave birth to) and everyone's attention was focused on "Miss Delos" - which is the name of the baby. There were no children to bother for a while, and Burke began to optimize his secret room (aka man cave) and guard 26.
  1. Small issue - They will never surprise me anymore.
Test Record 2: After No. 26 was given the command to start, it started playing a voice that was never input. Curse those brats! Miss DeRoss, in particular, should stay away from my Robots! They don't need names like cats and dogs.
Burke continued his experiments. During this time, he was continuing work on Guard 26, his Magnum opus. "Miss Deros" had also grown up with her brother, and had become a new headache for poor Burke. They take to giving names befitting pets to his creations. Most notably when the little girl gives guard 26 the name BonBon, which the robot files in his memory banks. Burke find these names childish and he is seen in some of BonBon's deductions trying to erase this name from his memory bank.
What's even more interesting is how he responds in tweets. Idv Twitter in Japan likes to post character responses to questions and statements posted by fans. Pascal/uranatte (link to his Twitter in description and his koi-fi or you can support is good work and translations if you'd like)
https://twitter.com/mayousailor?s=09
https://ko-fi.com/pascalim
Q:
“Bonbon? Bunbun? Penpen? Banban? Which one–––!!!?”
A:
……… It’s No. 26
Q:
“Bonbon’s Penpen is so cute but I can’t roll Bonbon’s Hophop”
A:
It’s No. 26 No. 26 No. 26!!
Q:
“Bonbon–!
It’s Halloween–!
Have some liqueur bonbons!”
A:
“Bonbon” comes from the “Bom” of “Bomb”, not from bonbon the candy……
…… Anyways, its name isn’t Bonbon in the first place!!
It’s No. 26!!
Here mad eye gets defensive about how his name is in reference to his bombs. He seems to act as if he doesn't like guard 26's nickname but he is quick to defend it.
Q:
“Banban becoming a Mister Bear is so cute. I’m looking forward to it Penpen”
A:
It’s neither Banban nor Mister Bear and it’s not Penpen either!!
It’s Bonbon!!
………………………………
…… Wait, no!!
It’s No. 26!!
Here Burke is shown slipping up and calling him bonbon himself. He may not like the name but at least in some subconscious part of him it stuck.
Burke's daily life in the old manor was probably like this often, having to deal with kids giving his inventions silly little names. despite his stated distaste for it he never actually does anything significant to stop them and doesn't really start seriously changing BonBon until after the incident (which will be mentioned later) he is a very warm guy but seems to be having a headache from everyone's stupidity 24/7
  1. The mob - Human's stupidity always amazes me.
Target:
Deduction: Diary 4: They took everyone, including the children. I should have set the Robot to guard this place. It's too late, it's far too late.
The story here should correspond to the gangster in the original background story:
24 years ago, the protagonist ushered in his 12th birthday. This was originally a happy thing, but on this day, the protagonist experienced the saddest thing in the world. He witnessed the brutal murder of his parents by bandits, but the cause of this tragic case was only: the impromptu homicide of the surrounding refugees because of the theft, they deliberately created a cruel crime scene afterwards in order to disturb the clues.
Of course, there is a big discrepancy between Burke's deduction and this, for example, in Burke's cannon telling not only was the couple killed, but everyone except himself (supposedly). There are some significant differences between them but what's important is the continuity: That the manor was overrun by a mob and people died.
But the weird thing is that in that historical period, would there be such a big riot in Britain?
A search for riots in Britain around that time shows some potential candidates:
Swing Riots were a widespread uprising in 1830 by agricultural workers in southern and eastern England, in protest at agricultural mechanisation and harsh working conditions. This time period is a few decades before the time suggested by his appearance, but there is a long gap between the end of his deduction story and his time as a hunter, so there is a significant possibility that these riots could be responsible for what happened.
The Bread Riots 1847 to 1867. Resulting in the price of bread rising steeply, and this, in turn, led to a feeling of discontent. Ultimately rioting broke out against shopkeepers and angry citizens. These riots take place later on and are less likely to be the cause of the one faced by Burke and the DeRoss family.
Both of these riots may not be directly related, but the poor working conditions at the time which spurred these riots may have played a role in the one we see with the manor. It is possible the DeRoss family was simply swept up against an angry mob that held destain for those of a higher economic status due to conditions for those in poverty at the time.
(!): It’s Miss Teros and likely the boy that came with the workers.
  1. Sentinel - Ah, such a long wait, but they’ll be back, won’t they?
Archive 3: Archived drawings of a strange humanoid structure. Lots of new parts that look like weapons were added.
(According to the background story that may be changed,) Later the manor received a new owner. The new owner was different from the previous family, but he was willing to take in Burke, who had lost his job and "family". Burke continued to work at the manor, doing some basic reconstruction.
He continued to experiment in the manor while waiting for the family in the past to return here. He blamed himself for their disappearance because he was unable to protect them as he always wanted to do. In the second Bonbon deduction it's revealed that Burke created him in part to help with "babysit" the kids, the 6th deduction shows that he tweaked the bomb function in order to help defend the kids who had a tendency for wandering in the dangerous poacher filled forest.
But BonBon wasn't set to protect when the attack happened, so the family was defenseless. Burke took refuge in his safe room, but for whatever reason (whether it be out of stubbornness, fear, or simply that Burke possibly never informed them of the place) the family faced the threat head on. After this disaster, Burke refused to commit previous mistakes, he added a large number of weapon parts to his machines - new and old. He built them to possess immeasurable firepower, so that even children can be protected. Maybe they will never come back, maybe they will return to the manor tomorrow. With this idea, Bark has been waiting, gradually aging, and making himself look completely different from the past through modification. But if they do have a return, seeing Burke today, could they even recognize that this was once their talented architect, that this was once their "family"
As it turns out Burke's hope isn't entirely misplaced. The name of the father of the DeRoss family is Dennis (as he is referred to), however in other characters deductions there's mention of another character in the family who commonly goes by "Barron DeRoss" and is known to be the owner of the manor. (@sky5memo on Twitter proposes something interesting)
https://twitter.com/sky5memo?s=09
((Please note that this was originally in Japanese and was translated by the previously mentioned Pascal, again links for him are down below)). He states that Barron de Ross may actually be the (supposedly) adopted son we read about in Burke's deductions - implying that he never died. The evidence to support this theory can be found in Martha's character day letter to Barron DeRoss where she writes:
"Do not forget the tragedy that happened to your family."
In addition to this the Second Anniversary Pack. Contained within it some pretty interesting information. Contained in the pack is a story titled "Letter to an Older Brother", from the DeRosses' daughter. The title of this letter itself implies that the son eventually became welcomed into the family if he wasn't their child to begin with.
In the letter is this quote (please keep in mind that Pascal translated this from Japanese, but it originally had to have been translated it from Chinese, so it may be a little off):
"Please don't blame yourself for the death of my parents; You loved them even more than I did, didn't you? And I know you tried your hardest to help them, too. The fact that I'm even alive now is proof of that."
This essentially cements the fact that Dennis DeRoss and his wife were killed by the brutal mob depicted in Burke and Bonbon's deductions. The boy viciously fought to protect the daughter which would explain how she survived.
As for Martha's letter, if we assume that Baron DeRoss is actually this adopted servant boy, the statement regarding the tragedy that befell his family makes more sense.
In addition bonbon's 9th deduction reveals that in the mob attacking the manor there were "familiar faces" in the crowd. While this may be referring to the dangerous poachers that had been seen by the family before, it makes more sense that it was the family of the servant boy as it was extremely likely that the mob took place due to issues of economic status and class. In an attack like this, a servant family would be more likely to participate than some poachers.
To summarize this part: we can theorize that the young girl and boy both managed to escape the attack from the mob thanks to courageous actions from the boy. The boy seems to blame himself for the death of the parents and the young girl wants to console him for it stating that he loved them even more than she did. This boy could have grown up to become Barron DeRoss, however this is not 100% certain. There's also the possibility that all the characters who mention Barron DeRoss are referring to the father before the incident took place.
In addition other letters from different characters reveal more information about Barron DeRoss.
Jack for instance notes in his character day letter that his mentor - James - was good friends with Barron DeRoss, however, due to a weakening body, he wasn't able to go meet him in person and thusly sent Jack in his stead.
In addition to The previously mentioned quote from this letter about not forgetting the tragedy that befell the Barron's family- Martha's letter contains more interesting clues. It appears as if she sent the letter regarding a job opportunity that seems to have some sketchy undertones. She essentially asked him to create for her a new identity in exchange for working for him.
The magician's letter reveals that Baron DeRoss decided to get in contact with servias about a “missing gentleman”. Not much is revealed about the context of this.
In Robbie's character letter which is sent from an nun from the orphanage where he attended it is revealed that the Baron is an expert in mental illness (it is possible the mental trauma experienced by his sister due to the mob incident spurred him pursue this field of study, or conversely if the Baron's identity is the father it's possible that he was already an expert in this field). it is also stated that he may intend to donate to the facility - showing that he's a man of wealth.
This is just a simple summary for these character letters, and I will explain more about them should I do videos on their character stories individually, But what they essentially reveal is that the Baron is a powerful man. It's unknown if Burke finds out later in his life that anyone survived the attack, But the last piece of information were given from Burke's perspective is that he's waiting patiently at the manner in hopes that they had survived, an in hopes will one day return.
This regret Burke feels is reflected more in some of his other Twitter responses:
https://twitter.com/mayousailor?s=09
(Translations sourced from Pathcal)
Q:
Response to the Valentine's day event
A:
"I see, today was Valentines’ Day, was it.
Thanks for doing all this for someone like me.
It’s almost like… like having grandkids…"
Q:
“So Burke-san’s face looks like this…”
A:
"Why, have I never shown it to you?
Well, it’s fine either way.
Appearances are, for both people and machines alike,
Just ways of hiding that they’re empty inside.
All that’s important is what they’re like deep down, and nothing else."
Q:
“Every time I see this skin this is what I think…… I wonder if Grampy Burke is feeling hot…… Don’t get burned okay… Take care, Grampy Burke……”
A:
What in the… No need for worryin’!
Why, to think you’d care, what a sweet grandki……
… Wait a minute, I don’t remember having grandkids!
Extra little tidbits:
This is just an interesting interaction from the Twitter account I couldn't really tie in elsewhere -
Q:
“So Burke-san’s face looks like this…”
A:
"Why, have I never shown it to you?
Well, it’s fine either way.
Appearances are, for both people and machines alike,
Just ways of hiding that they’re empty inside.
All that’s important is what they’re like deep down, and nothing else."
There's something to be said about recognizing the importance of what's on the inside. Burke never was really fascinated with appearance despite how he probably looked rather attractive in his youth. (Joseph could take a lesson from him) ((and I oop-))
His character day hasn't happened yet but I'll probably make a comment for it when it does. Till then I'll put down what I know
The character day is: November 27th
His occupation: architect
Interests: Machines, mechanisms, buildings
Talents: Machines, mechanisms, buildings
dislikes: People who destroy buildings and use the facilities without permission
Likes: Machines, mechanisms, buildings, VODKA (yeah boys)
Burke is one of the few hunters with a known surname, along with Bane Perez, Joseph Desaulniers and Leo Beck.
He is 1 of only 3 Difficulty Level 3 Characters, the others being William Ellis and Yidhra.
Now that I'm nearing the end I think I'll propose my answer to one last question - what's his purpose in hunting? If I were to guess I would say that in his eyes his hunting is done to protect the manor. He wasn't invited here to kill people, he may not have been invited here at all, what's known for certain is that he never left, he's always been here. He spent years regretting his decision to watch everything happen in hiding, in this time it's not going to be that way again. Everyone else is invading his sanctuary and this time he's not going to hide. He'll fight to protect his home.
I want to give credit to these people for a lot of the information presented here.
马一甲 on Sharelib and Lofter -
I talked to them previous to making this asking them for permission to include some of their research. Provides background information on the historical context for mad eye and historical context (a lot of the information contained in here is translated and contained within this analysis, this was a massive help and I strongly suggest you support them)
https://ds.163.com/webapp/share/users/c18ad93b15e74e72a0218f2860877484/articles/5cd96d57517f0f6c8c2569db
Mayousailor on Twitter -
Has amazing translations for basically anything from the game you'd ever want to look at and provides a few theories of his own. Translates character deductions, letters, tweets and more.
https://twitter.com/mayousailor?s=09
https://ko-fi.com/pascalim
Sky5memo on Twitter
Constructed a few of their own theories (these theories were translated by Mayousailor above)
https://twitter.com/sky5memo?s=09
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