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The fish spliff
2020.09.18 06:07 KinelllThe fish spliff
So, there I was happily sleeping when there was a loud knock at the dood that barely raised an eyebrow, another housemate opened the door so I was safe to keep sleeping. As my job was late night stuff I wasn't going yam starts. It was the police. With a warrant but they had military police with them, armed. They came in and welcomed me with a gruff 'get the fuck up now'. Me being the ever obliging civillan told them to play with traffic and let me sleep. That didn't work so I was out of bed and on the floor naked until they had searched my room. We are told it's a drug search due to a long time observation. Now, we had noticed a vehicle parked outside of the house for a few weeks and had jokingly knocked on it asking if the occupants wanted a coffee. It was a game to us. We didn't believe there were police in there. To set the scene, its a decent sized victoriana townhouse with 3 bedrooms, a lounge and dining room and kitchen. 2 RAF personell in the master bedroom (waitress in officers mess and ATC) me in 2nd bed, another ATC in spare room and 2 girls in the dining room. Lots of people coming and going at all times of day. Add partners and its like a high street. It was my birthday and a day off so we had a party, small scale, just house people and partners, no noise no biggy. We had some weed, it's not my thing but hey ho, when in Rome. I rolled a spliff with no tobacco, no weed, nothing, just papers. We had a ceramic fish on the mantlepiece. We kept spare keys and odd bits of crap in it. I gave this fish the empty spliff and forgot about it. Fast forwards to the police raid. I have taken full responsibility for any paraphenalia found as I'm not military and they were. MP question.. 'who does the fish belong to' Me "me" MP "and what's in its mouth? Me :a spliff MP :whose spliff Me: the fishes spliff. Normal police: would you like to repeat those answers to us? Me: same answers. Police:and stuff we found in the kitchen? Me: All mine, they knew nothing. I got a warning, the couple got away Scott free. The other ATC admitted cannabis use and got discharged as he was scared of the piss test. I took one for the team and don't regret it one bit but there is a record somewhere of me saying that the ceramic fish owned the spliff that wasn't.
2020.09.12 12:27 NoAssociation8722Cannot seem to find a good person who is interested in more than platonic engagement.
Hi, so I [m32] somehow have a hard time getting places with dating. Now I don't belong to the crowd who forces formal dates on people just to get a fast yes/no out of them - I prefer asking out people who I've known for a little while and if they are reluctant, I will leave it at that after a while and nothing has changed. This does not mean I never do it. Of course I tried, but it works worse than doing nothing at all, because it seems to make people highly uncomfortable. I might be a little bit on the spectrum, but not in a perceivable way (see further). I believe to have an age due to which I am old enough being past childish behaviour in partners. Sadly, I usually still end up alone. My company seems to be enjoyed both by men and women and I make a point of being friendly to everyone - be it cleaning personel, gym buddiese, beggars or cashiers. I have absolutely no problem in getting to know people who show interest (men and women) - it just usually dies quite quickly, if I don't engage. I'd describe myself as belonging to the probably perceived as 'good-looking' crowd. I also work on my fitness, but for me this is just a tool to get rid of my work-related stress. Although not where I intend myself to see career-wise, I am very interested in learning and working, generally making the best of what I have and also trying out things others would scare away from. I am constantly improving myself, even if I might not be that big-shot type of person. I rarely get to know people as working as hard as I to improve themselves. As others I have my quirks and odd traits, but I would not generally describe myself as extremely far from or fiendish against society. My past girlfriends have been on the verge of craziness (self - harm, lying, stealing, constant need for attention, generally on the 'borderline'-side) and I stopped dating anyone who seems to be insecure about themselves. I try to find good and intelligent people who seem to have it together instead and I never go out with someone just because of corporeal interests. Now finally to the problem: Since I know many people and although rather withdrawn, get to know them quite easily, nothing happens after that. Even from people who genuinely seem interested I get eventually slow texts with less and less content and finally ghosted, until they need me somehow or they are bored. I am too lazy to actively ignore people who behave like that, I just cannot understand it. So I keep engaging with these, just not on a very expectant manner. In the end, something might have changed, one never knows. Are my expectations too high? Am I not good enough? Then again, I see tons of couples with dissimilarities. Usually people just like each other? I cannot see myself as unlikeable, as I did have relationships and always have people around me who actively try to be my friends. It's just never a stable and interested woman. Of course I could go on a dating 'bender' and view every person as possible mate, but then quality goes down and in the end I am just relying on chance. Perhaps I also don't read the signs correctly and should be more offensive. Then again - this goes against my true, mostly calm personality. And I am mostly confirmed when I have a foreboding someone rather not be engaged with by me and try anyway. Two of my last acquaintances seemed to be very much interested in me - I even asked them out formally several times. The results remained the same. Perhaps I am too impatient? Then again, at my age everybody is in a hurry to marry anyway, so I am rather late. I haven't had a date in over a year, but around 8 'postponend' ones with about 6 different parties. TL:DR I am not sure, if it is my skewed perception of others , if I am not good enough for good partners yet or something else, but I cannot date good, reliable people. I am interested in productivity, work incessantly, train a lot and should look good (I regularly hear friends of my sister going on about me being cute).
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2020.08.26 20:45 hansington1[EVENT] The Gran Gasoducto del Sur: Realization
It's time! After almost three decades, plans for the Gran Gasoducto del Sur have been realized and finally construction can begin. With all the countries involved giving the greenlight and funding along the new line, PetroBras has been pegged as the primary contractor with PetroVenz and PetroPeru acting as senior partners under PetroBras lead. As such, the plan should go smoothly barring any settbacks, but it is estimated that the technical knowledge pool, personel, and resources deveoted to the project should allow for a a picture perfect implementation of the gasline. The pipeline's length is approximated at 12,000km with major stations in Guiril, Georgetown, Manaus, Fortaleza, Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, Montevideo, Rosario, La Paz, and Ayacucho with minor stations running the length of the pipeline and connections to the Urucu-Manaus pipeline, the Urucu-Porto Velho pipeline and also connecting to the GASENE pipeline at Fortaleza. TRunning North to South, the pipeline will primarily pull Natural Gas from the Venezuelan and Peruvian gas fields pumping it towards Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Guyana and Argentina. The pipeline's diameter would vary in size anywhere from 1,700 mm to 910 mm at various sections of the pipeline and deliver a approximate bcm of 45.75 per annum across the entire system (varying at poits with several stations pulling more or less depending on need). This pipeline will greatly reduce energy costs throughout the continent,help to isolate South America from forigen energy imports, stabalize the S. American economy from fluxuations in the global energy market, and provide a nice economic boon to the economies of Venezuela and Peru. Given the size of the project, expertise involved, new techniques and material sciences involved the project is expected to take a total of 10 years to come into full opeartion. The cost is estimated at $20 billion with the previous nations fronting costs and PetroBras taking the lead in development and deploment.
2020.06.03 12:39 Tonks2375Just had the email to go back to work in 1 weeks time
Sorry in advance for the length of my post. So I've been on furlough as my store was closed due to COVID-19 as are most non essential stores in the uk. I've had the email today that I have been chosen as one of the employees to return back to work as part of the first phase of staffing and I'm freaking out. I have a child at home who currently is not in school and my partner is still having to work so it means mixing households for childcare with family. As well as this my partner is also classed as vulnerable and technically should be shielding, but his work refused and said they would only pay him regular sick pay which would essentially leave us homeless as we wouldn't have even been able to cover rent besides anything else. His work have made it as safe as possible, he works with only 1 other person who is his shift partner, his dept has been closed to any non essential personell and if he has to enter other parts of the premises he has to wear a full respirator anyway due to the nature of his work so he is as safe as he possibly can be there. While my workplace has installed perspex screens at till points and is encouraging social distancing as per the goverment guidelines I'm worried as I will be in contact with alot of other staff and members of the public so my risk is substantially higher and while if I got coronavirus the likelihood is that i would be fine, my partner would almost certainly end up hospitalized with complications. My options seem to be to go back to work, but isolate in a separate part of the house for the foreseeable future, while my daughter would have to go and live with her grandparents so as not to mix households and I feel like this would have such a negative impact on my already poor mental health. Or I could quit, but this also is sending my anxiety over the edge. We could afford for me to give up work right now although our quality of life would drop a little. I could the look for part time work again when there has been a vaccine maybe and the threat is significantly less. But the thought of having that conversation with my boss is terrifying as I hate talking to authority figures etc and think they will think I'm being ridiculous and paranoid. Also that I will be judged for having recieved furlough pay for this period and now want to quit instead of going back. I really dont know what to do at this point but know the decision needs to be made asap.
2020.05.24 06:55 ghostwolf_223Update on Karen is blind
This is the update people are waiting for. If you haven't seen the previous story, read that one first before this one to make sense of this situation. https://www.reddit.com/IDontWorkHereLady/comments/gpjuu4/are_you_blind_or_stupid_apperently_both/ Edit: thanks for the support, you guys really renewed my faith in humanity (crappy years in law enforcement), I know you guys would love this cause the fallout was real! I knew this would be bad for her but never in my life would I though the fallout would be this horribly bad. Anyone that wants to publish these stories, you have my permition but just give me a heads up so I can sub over and get my mates to view them. Thanks. Cast:op(me, the unfortunate short end of most sticks), Karen(her real name, who would have though?), Jackmule lawyer ( you'll find out later why he is a jackmule), and the Awesome judge In to the case: Picture the scene,her family(at least those who wanted to come) on one side and the other is literally all of my superiors. From my new CO to the chief are all sitting there, I'm crapping my pants nervous! I'm still shocked by what she and her lawyer said, straight up insanity and unbelieveable. She plead not guilty to all case brough above! (New charges were brought up since her arrest, she has 7 charges compared to 3 that I charged her with) I'm crapping myself nervous right now but still confident, that was the case for half an hour as lawyer and attorney argue but then I was called to the stand by Jackmule and sworn in. The following event still brings me to tears heavily, the pain was still fresh. JL: as you know, you do have a history with violence officer op. Op: I fail to see how that would be related to this case in anyway? JL: well if you had no problem causing violence to a minor, do you think you would have any problem doing it to my client?(I actually did anticipate the lawyer using this but still cuts deep, I still have scars both physically and emotionally from that night) Judge: JL! Get back on topic! I will not have you traumatising an honourable officer of the law for something that isn't even about this case! This was when I realize this judge was the one who handled my case on the brutality case in question, she was a no-nonsense hardbutt judge and I respect the heck out of that! JL: my apologies your honour, but there is no doubt for this officer about his violent history! Judge: officer, do you mind telling us your side of that case so we can continue with his point? Op:(still in tears) last year, Feburary 18th, operation flash side(not actual date or name of the operation as its still considered classified but allowed to reveal it for this specific case as it was approved, this is how I knew they might use this against me). The operation's objectives is to arrest 3 known drug traffic mains in the rural areas outside the city with federal officers. At the last suspects house, suspect was arrested but his son due to be on the second floor was able to have time to reach his fathers illegal assault rifle (it was a black market serbian AKM smuggled through cambodia) and ran down stairs to confront us, the child was 12yr old. I did called out for my superior for orders but my superior just call back "if that muzzle is pointing at you or anyone, your call!" As we yelled the kid to put the rifle down, he raised it enough to where the muzzle was pointing at my teammate so I had to..... JL: SO, you admit that you shot the child?! Op: not like I had a choice, it was either him or my mate. I chose my mate. JL: well, this officer is known to have shot a child, if he was able to shoot a child that is only 12yr old, whose to say he didn't attack my client on purpose? I have photos from my client showing all of her wounds to show the attack! Apperently my M4 bump her fat butt in the tussle and has bruised her(barely obserable) and this jackmule was using this to say I beat her up? I really couldn't say anything as I'm balling my eyes out having flash backs to that night of the operation, the pain is still very fresh. Judge: I dont see any wounds in those photos, only bumps. And you are aware everything was caught not only on security cam and his personal body cam right? JL: yes but is it too much of a stretch to say..... Judge: ENOUGH! Now either get something that proves otherwise or get on with your case! JL: but... Judge: NO BUTS! I am tired of you running around, now do you or do you not have something else to say! JL: no your honour....... Judge: well then, officer op, you are excuse Op: (barely able to speak due to my slobbering voice cracking though)thank you your honour Apperently the judge also was having a bad day before today,this just somehow got on her nerves to smite that lawyer. The case continued while I was outside gathering myself, this hited me hard and caused me to burst into tears outside the court room. About an hour later I was called back in for the final verdict. Judge: has the jury found a verdict? Jury: yes your honour, we find the defendent guilty on the charges of harasment, both cases of destruction of property(my phone and the cereal, the cereal caught my surprise as it was like a 5$ cereal), resisting arrest, both cases of assault on law enforcement personel. But not guilty on disturbing public peace as it was in a market(this charge was pressed by the market, at this point I think they were trying to milk her as much as they could). Results: she is sentenced to 5 years in prison with possible parol after 2 years, 100 hours of anger management. I get my employment back but got a demotion and back to school for refreshment training starting next week. I know what your asking, where's the fallout, here it is. Fallout: apperently her husband had been sick of her antics and divorced her once she comes out and he is getting full custody of the kids, husband then comes over to me and I recognized him and his kid right off the bat! Their daughter was in the same middle school I was (6 years ago she was my junior and I'm on my final year in school) and the father was a victim on a case I worked (drug deal gone wrong and he was just caught in the cross fire, case was closed and he was in the clear). He comes up to me and apologized profusely for his wife then he recognized me too, we talked for a few minutes then he congratulate me on the case as does his daughter. Edit: for those who wished the health of wife of my partner, she unfortunately passed due to her injury being to servere. Her time was 0143 this morning. Thanks for all the support, it had been a emotional morning(still in tears but I'm fine). I do have other stories that aren't as depressing, comment down below if you guys want those stories of suspects(at least those who aren't under investigation) Edit: yeah.....turns out she has been tested positive for covid, now I'm suspended (quarentine) for another 2 weeks and she got the whole prison (along with a few others) quarentined and disinfected. FML
2020.04.09 19:47 bibibababHealthy people deciding to be "childfree" are assholes
There are so many posts on reddit recently of "childfree by choice" people. They are neither sick nor infertile. They are well-off and stable. And in my eyes they are assholes. I just read that recent AITA post on another young healthy woman not wanting kids but instead grooming a litter of cats and some dog. Although you are within your rights to decide to be "childfree", so is Karen, who harasses innocent service personell. And here is now my surely unpopular opinion: If you are healthy, well-off, at a stable point in life (or not, idc), have a suitable partner (or not, again idc) and voluntarily decide "meh, kids are not for me", then in my view you are missing the purpose of life, fail to leave your heritage, fail to leave their impact on the next generation (thus shifting the balance) and miss out on the MOST fundamental experience of being human. They fail to contribute to society, which is inconsiderate as we (humanity) need a good next generation and therefore they are assholes. Period. Edit: Look who I've triggered, the circlejerk of "childfree" people. Great that you do not understand this sub. Now go someplace else.
2020.04.07 18:26 tomato-biscutCan I get (M30) surviver partner (M35) to show affection directly instead of indirectly through teasing and horseplay and mild violence?
I was told that my post was not appropriate for relationships and to post it here. Hope it fits. CW for some mildly abusive behavior, closet issues, partner with sexual trauma. I have been on/off distace/close relationship with my partner for a little over three and a half years. He does contract work which causes him to be out of town for weeks at a time and he spent a year out the country since we've known eachother. We dated pretty seriously for the first year before he left the country. We talk online when he is out of town and get together when he is back home. We have been more significantly dating again these past few months. He has personal baggage: He has closet issues that really didn't really appear until the second year we knew eachother his parents retired to our town and his sister moved in next door to him. At this point she knows we are together, and she and I have a good relationship, but he won't acknowledge we are dating to his family until his father dies, he says because he doesn't want anyone to slip up and say something to his father. My guy has intimacy and shame issues. A bad relationship with his father. And has survived rape and gay-bashing well before I knew him. Healing through all these things isn't linear. Things are good and things can be difficult. We do talk about it, but they aren't my issues to solve. I don't want to and can't force him to deal with them, but have can and have given boundaries to protect myself. More recent history: About a month ago, before the shut downs he came back from his work assignment early. He short term rents his home when he is away, so he asked to stay with me while his place was booked. First weekend was great. Normal couple stuff and the kind of affection I am missing now: kissing, afirmation, sexual contact. This continued through his return to his place. I know he needs space and I was careful to not overstay at his. The next weekend he was moving back into mine for a week and a half and offered to pay some rent money. He said that he had had enough sex in the past week to last him a month and was glad that we were roommates now so we could be straight together. He did a lot of "hey buddy" straight bro teasing that got mean. Early on we had a talk about how calling us straight roommates was hurtful and traumatic; how I didn't want to have sex he didn't want to have; we talked about underlying issues and how I understood and accepted his baggage but couldn't be treated with disrespect especially not in my house. We had a good week in qurantine together. He decided durring it kissing was gross and he would prefer deep hugs, which I thought was reasonable though we still kissed a little. I was essential personel and ended up getting sick for about two weeks. He returned home, and I got sicker until I got better; I'm off work the rest of the week. Behavior I'd like to correct/proto-tl;dr: I started writing this meaning it to be less dark than it ended up being. Would still love concrete advice on how to handle my current situation. I visited him yesterday; we are exposed to eachother and are otherwise quarantined. We were excited to see each other. Did some gardening, walked outside, talked to his sister from across the driveway, cooked dinner together, watched TV while cuddling. We flirted but it was couched in teasing. We were physical but it was couched in horse play that was sometimes painful. For example, he would hold me but then play bite my face instead of kissing. A lot of almost affection. He asked me to sit to cuddle with him but then we ended up wrestling so we are rubbing knuckles on each other's ribs, joking about "isn't this something that people says hurts". This stuff can be fun, but not in the absence of sincere affection. He was holding me and I nuzzled his arm and he said "don't touch me like that". He stopped me from rubbing his back sweetly. I do like him and this stuff goes through seasons. Idk if I am navigating this well. Like I said above: his healing isn't linear. He will get into these spots where he will obviously want affection but also will intentionally put up space between us. I don't know what to do. tl;dr: Boyfriend has history of trauma and gay-pain issues. I can tell he wants to be affectionate but will pair affection with distancing behavior. Advice on how to handle it? If his sister or her husband read relationships please be cool and don't share or ID me.
2020.04.06 15:39 thetallestwizardMy fiance works in a district right next to mine (miles away, same layout as me) She is mandated to wear masks in her district and we are told to take them off when entering the store ar my location
both sets of opposing direction is provided directly from the store managers. Even then the masks have to be home made to not appear as to be taking away from the stock of medical personell (even if partner supplied from personal stock) Why have two sets of instruction on a very clear issue? any insights? I wanna wear a mask at work.
2020.03.18 07:28 Factually_a_CatInsight on testing....
A VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO EVERYONE FROM THE HOME OF 2 QUARANTINED INDIVIDUALS (and a cat)!!! Let me start by saying we are quarantined while we wait for test results, we are not testing positive for the virus at this time. We are not certain we have it (awaiting results). But this is super important to read regardless. It's admittedly a bit of a read but please share if you find it helpful. Thank you. So yesterday morning my best friend and life partner began showing signs of a cold. That night he showed signs of a severe flu. We immediately took him to a family physician the following morning (shout out to the doctors who have extremely sanitary triage stations set up outdoors for this pandemic) and he got tested for both the flu and strep. Both came back negative. That's not to say he has covid-19 for certain but he did receive testing as he is "high risk" to himself and others, working in a warehouse of 800+ employees. Things you should know about the test itself (second hand info included): Before getting into this: ABOVE ALL ELSE, if you have all of the symptoms, do NOT just waltz into any doctor or ER facilities and do not discuss what you do not know with people that don't need to know. This causes panic. If you must disclose info, also disclose that you may not know all the info if you do not. This isn't a zombie bite, we don't always know what everything means. Call ahead and find out what precautions to take and make sure they are prepared for you (and if it's a new provider, make sure they're taking on new patients). If your provider does not have precautions set in place for these situations, be wary. People who have compromised immune systems can be present in these offices. Just because a pandemic is going on, people who need check ups for preexisting conditions or other situations still need to seek medical attention and do NOT need to be exposed to whatever it is you have, even if you assure yourself it's just a cold, please be considerate.
Stay calm. It's like anti-wrinkle cream. They use preventative measures to be safe before rather than plastic surgery after.
Doctors are taking every measure they can to keep you and themselves safe. The doctor today disinfected the clipboard before and after use and let him keep the pen he used to check in. These are small things most don't think about but they play a big part in keeping everyone, especially themselves, safe. They had to take his blood pressure and everything else in a normal check up before the tests and if you're super stressed out you can give alarm when it's not necessarily a symptom. Once the flu and strep tests came back negative they came back in with borderline hazmat gear and begged him not to freak out because of it. It is ONLY a precaution, these measures are not indications that you have anything serious, just precautionary incase you MIGHT.
You have to be eligible to receive testing.
You must have ALL symptoms of the virus for testing. It's an "all or nothing" kind of illness. While having additional symptoms is a relief to many as a suggestion it is probably not covid-19, high-risk individuals with all symptoms are still eligible. Always start with testing for flu. Flu tests are much more accessible and affordable than covid-19 tests. The facility he went to disclosed that they were only provided 10 tests for the covid-19 virus for that entire area. Let the doctors talk to you about options for testing and possibilities. Obviously listen to your body and be honest with your symptoms, but always keep in mind where you work, who's at risk coming into contact with you, and who may need the tests more. Remember there is a shortage and, while knowing is half the battle, knowing for someone at higher risk with less time to react than you, may be more beneficial for someone else. Doctors are allowed to refuse testing if they are low in rations and you are not eligible. Additional note to this: if the facility you go to is out of rations, and you are eligible, you may need to drive 1-3 hours, and still wait to qualify at the new facility, for testing (ask about this before making the drive).
The test itself can take a while to process.
He was tested this morning, 03/17. They advised that, in the best circumstances, we'd recieve results either 03/20 or 03/21. More than likely, results won't be back before 03/23. This means that he and I both are quarantined to our homes until then, just to be safe. We were open and honest with our employers about this and are eagerly awaiting results to see how things go to be able to get back to normal life, both for us and our companies. This is important to share with your employers for the next step.
Hours and how this effects them.
If you work in a position like he does, where you can work overtime and turn in those hours for time off, I'd urge you to hold off. Speak to your personel office and see if they are making any decisions and offers due to the outbreak. If you are being tested and awaiting results, explain the situation and see what options you have. This is not a fun situation for anyone and remember to do what you can to help your company if you need to be quarantined. Most people don't like their jobs, and I get that, but remember that your boss has a family to feed too. We have to help eachother in this.
Ordering and stocking up.
If you are already quarantined, skip ahead, this part isn't for you. If you are one of the healthy ones and not yet showing symptoms, I URGE you to take caution. We already know this virus strikes quick and hard, you can have it and not have symptoms until the next day or later. I'd urge you to stock up WITHIN REASON (I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH) before you get symptoms and need to quarantine like we have to help prevent exposure after symptoms show. Buy things you normally buy for a weeks worth of groceries and perhaps a few non- perishables, just incase you need more. Speak to the store employees, or call ahead, to see what they are not needing to restock more than others and plan meals you may not otherwise make around this. Try supercook.com (link provided) for recipes based on the ingredients you can come by for great meal ideas. This may be an opportunity to try new things. The internet has TONS of new recipes to work with these "left over" ingredients and nothing tells a kid to try new things like "we're in a state of emergency, eat your brocolli, I fought off a mob for you to be able to eat this" even if it was the only thing left in the stores. NOW REMEMBER: I buy groceries every other Monday, you may buy groceries every other Friday, we all have our schedules. With the pandemic, everyone is doing their stocking at the same time, and, be honest, some of you are being a bit selfish. And we all understand that, even if it isn't helping. It's just fear. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT, buy everything you'll need for 2 years. Buy what you need to get through what your doctor tells you to quarantine yourself for. If you have kids, obviously take that into consideration, but also be aware that others need to be cautious too. You are NOT the only one dealing with this, especially if you're only waiting on results like we are. If you are already being quarantined: If ANYONE in your house has symptoms and you do not, wear a mask and gloves. Period. I don't care if its gardening gloves, anything to prevent you from the world is better than nothing. While I have nothing near his symptoms, I treated myself like I had the T-virus, complete with gas mask when I went shopping. I got weird looks, yes, but I knew I was doing my part to protect everyone from the virus I might be carrying from him. I got what I needed and only that, and got out quickly. For both situations: Be especially wary of items that are not air-tight. Vegetables are a great example of this. Make sure to wash your hands before and after handling the packaging, wash the item thoroughly before cooking/ingesting and make sure to wash your hands before handling any items if you've touched the packaging of anything. For example, if you just got a brand new bottle of ibuprofen, spill out the amount you need onto a sanitary surface. Wash your hands before placing it in your mouth because who knows who touched that bottle on the shelf minutes before bought it. Wash your hands afterwards before you touch anything else. (Side note, the CDC does not suggest people with covid-19 to ingest ibuprofen.) TL;DR: At the end of this all, we are ALL in this together, it is not a "everyone for themselves" mentality that will get us through this. We have to remember we are not the only people in the world experiencing this fear, uncertainty, and possible exposure. I will continue to update if he is positive, what that means and what to expect as well as how long it lasts, etc. We may not all be doctors but the more info we can provide in this almost makes us scientists. So be scientific, baby, wear PPE and be safe.
Server Introduction The primary purpose of this server is to create a community of like minded engineers who want to work as a team, either to mine together or manage a station, etc but more importantly to allow engineers who want to multi-crew a large ship together where they should theoretically overpower an equal ship being flown by a single pilot. Why? on most servers if 2 equal ship were to go head-to-head with the only difference being 1 has a single pilot and the other has a multi-crew setup, then the outcome could sway either way on who wins or loses. Also, you may be curious to how is this any different to people just working together in a faction, in my experience in MP, Factions are just a way of choosing a side, engineers dont really work together nor do they multi crew ships together but they do fight side-by-side. Solo Players are welcome! This isnt just a server for multi-crew ships, we want Solo players and their nasty ships that test the Multi-Crew Ships ability of defending themselves! History After noticing an interest in this kind of playstyle, i built the server around 5 weeks ago. The server has been balanced to allow everyone to efficiently progress but obviously working togethedivision of labour and the use of mods, multi-crew personel will have the advantage. The server has been through a rough patch of crashes and mods unloading with the latest torch update/testing mods/testing plugins, but everything is now optimized with 6 days free of errors and fatal crashes! Basic Rules
Earth PvE only
Stations and upto 5km away is PvE
Everywhere else is PvP
and Obviously no nanobots in combat!
Block limits can be found on our discord
32GB DDR4 RAM 2666MHz
20Mbps Down/ 45Mbps Up (UK Based)
No PCU limit
Star System World
restart every 4 hours
Draconis Cluster Crewed Consoles
If you wish to know more about our server and to meet our legacy community engineers, then head over to this discord server. https://discord.gg/Qpn7jEY All are welcome, we have active admins who are happy to answer questions, help new players, etc. Currently, there is 4 main factions: GEA - The police of the system, made to protect the neutral factions! REX - A scientific research faction, determined to explore and create 'crazy' inventions! BSC - Our systems mercenary faction, paid to do the bidding of others! NSC - The systems leading faction in mining extraction techniques and trading partners! We require a new faction based on Piracy, cruelty and damn straight EVIL-ness! There are a few minor factions also. Would just like to thank all the current players on the server who have helped test, make new suggestions and to making the server what it is but more importantly sticking with it. Thank you! TL;DR Here is a server designed to give an advantage to players working together, we would like to invite all you lonesome people needing a friend or 2 , so come join our community!
2019.12.27 05:09 qosmicentity[A4A]Seriously craving a Stargate or Star trek RP
Hi there just like the title suggests; I'm looking for some fellow scifi nerds who wouldn't mind doing an RP in one of my two most beloved franchises. Basic RP Info: I'm well over 18 and seeking a partner who's 18+ as well. I'm a 'literate' rper and typically I tend to write 2-3 paragraphs but I've been known to do over 5 if I get really into. :) Third person past tense is the only kind of prose I do in an rp. While first person can be incredible fun and immersive when reading a story if done well, I absolutely can't stand it in rp. I don't do smut. Don't get me wrong neither sex nor adult themes make me uncomfortable, and I'm fine with gore and heavy violence, if the plot calls for it. HOWEVER I am married and I find it inappropriate and disrespectful to do smut in an rp. In other words if there's romantic themes in our rp, our characters can make out, but when the clothes comes off, we need to fade to black. I can do M/F M/M and F/F pairings but I honestly prefer M/F. Under NO circumstances do I do romantic rps in which one of our characters is underage and the other is an adult. I also don't do rps in which related characters are in a romantic relationship. I don't just do romance rps, and am open to doing scenarios in which our characters have another sort of relationship, they can be professional partners, siblings, master and student, parent and child, rivals, frenemies etc. I can play males or females, canons and OCs. I don't mind which you prefer to play either. Also playing multiple characters isn't a problem for me, and I prefer a partner who can do that as well. But it's okay if you can't I rp either on Discord or through Emails. I prefer it when my rp partners are patient and don't mind waiting a few days before I reply. Stargate stuff I've seen SG1, SGA, and SGU. Right at this moment I'm very very much craving a Stargate Atlantis Rp, so anyone wanting to do SGA related things will probably get priority. I'd very much like to play a Wraith character, however said Wraith character doesn't have to be my main character, I'd just like for the Wraith to be involved in the plot somehow. So if you dislike the Wraith maybe contacting me for Stargate RP isn't the best idea. SGA Canons I'd like to RP ( the ones in bold are the characters I'd love a chance to play the most.) John Shepard Rodney Mckay Telya Ronon Michael Kenmore Janus (you remember that Ancient who made the time jumper?) Todd the Wraith Kenny the Wraith Richard Woolsey I have TONS of SGA related Ocs, including expedition members, Pegasus natives, Wraith, Wraith worshipers, Asuran Replicators, Ancients, if you actually prefer to rp with OCs. However I'd rather give out their bios through PMs. SG1 Canons I'd like to rp Adria (Oh I'd especially love interactions with a Vala or a Daniel) Apophis Anubis Ba'al Teal'c Daniel Jackson Samantha Carter Jacob Carter Anise/Freya (you remember that blond Tok'ra chick in the tight little number right?) Urgo (You remember that hilariously annoying Ai interface you can only see if you have a probe in your brain?) Nirrti I also have TONS of OCs, for SG1 including SGC personel, Go'ulds, Tok'ra, and Asgard, which again I'd rather tell you about them privately. SGU Nicolas Rush Eli Wallace Hmmm don't really have SGU OCs. What I'm not really looking for in my SG rps. While I'm totally open to you playing an OC, I'd prefer if your OC somewhat fits in the SG universe. I'm currently not looking for rps with an OP OC that's better suited for Marvel, or a TimeLord (love Doctor who just don't want it in my Stargate at the moment.) Star Trek Stuff: My favorite eras are TNG DS9 and VOy, but I'm open to do TOS Rps, I'm just not as knowledgeable with that era, and not certain I can do the canon characters justice. Canons I'd like to RP: Q! Picard Deana Troi Lwxana Troi Odo Quark Data Nog Kira Rom Seven of Nine Guinan Bashir Q Jr Amanda Rogers Sarek Spock Technically I'd be willing to try any canon in the TNG/Voy/Ds9 era, if you really need one that's not listed here. I also have tons of OCs, and can make one on the fly if you want to do something original set on another ship, or a space station or colony or involving civilians or outlaws. Also if any of these random things that I'm about to list peak your interest HMU! The Crystalline Entity Dealing with the Dominion post war Small science vessel Naomi Wildman (not shippable!!!!) The Q Continuum! The Cardassians picking up the paces of their crumbled civilization after the war Whales! Telepaths The Federation doing research into Borg nano probes and all that Tech they go from voyager What happened to some of those worlds they visited in TOS but never got back to?
2019.12.26 10:38 qosmicentity[A4A] Looking to Trek or Gate through the stars! (A really huge craving for Stargate or Star Trek Rps!)
Hi there just like the title suggest I'm looking for some fellow scifi nerds who wouldn't mind doing an RP for one of these franchises. Basic RP Info: I'm well over 18 and seeking a partner who's 18+ as well. I'm literate and prefer partners who are as well. Typically I tend to write 2-3 paragraphs but I've been known to do well over 5 if I get really into. :) Third person past tense is the only kind of prose I do in an rp. While first person can be incredible fun and immersive when reading a story if done well, I absolutely can't stand it in rp. I don't do smut. Don't get me wrong neither sex nor adult themes make me uncomfortable, and I'm fine with gore and heavy violence, if the plot calls for it. HOWEVER I am married and I find it inappropriate and disrespectful to do smut in an rp. In other words if there's romantic themes in our rp, our characters can make out, there can be foreplay, but before the genitals are exposed, we'd have to fade to black, and cut to the after sex. I can do M/F M/M and F/F pairings but I honestly prefer M/F. Under NO circumstances do I do romantic rps in which one of our characters is underage and the other is an adult. I also don't do incest! I'm not limited to doing romance rps, I'm open to our characters having any relationship they can be professional partners, siblings, master and student, parent and child, rivals, frememies etc. I can play males or females, canons and OCs. I don't mind which you prefer to play either. Also playing multiple characters isn't a problem for me, and I prefer a partner who can do that as well. But it's okay if you can't I rp either on Discord or through Emails. I like partners that can be patient and don't mind waiting a few days before I reply. Stargate stuff I've seen SG1 SGA and SGU. Right at this moment I'm very very much craving a Stargate Atlantis Rp, so anyone wanting to do SGA related things will probably get priority. I'd very much like to play a Wraith character, however said Wraith character doesn't have to be my main character I'd just like for the Wraith to be involved in the plot somehow. So if you dislike the Wraith maybe contacting me for Stargate RP isn't the best idea. SGA Canons I'd like to RP ( the ones in bold I'd really love take try rping as.) John Shepard Rodney Mckay Telya Ronon Janus (you remember that Ancient who made the time jumper?) Todd the Wraith Kenny the Wraith Richard Woolsey I have TONS of SGA related Ocs, including expedition members, Pegasus natives, Wraith, Wraith worshipers, Asuran Replicators, Ancients, encase you actually prefer to rp with OCs. However I'd rather discuss them over PMs than to post about them here. SG1 Canons I'd like to rp Adria (Oh I'd especially love interactions with a Vala or a Danielle) Apophis Anubis Ba'al Teal'c Daniel Jackson Samantha Carter Jacob Carter Anise/Freya (you remember that blond Tok'ra chick in the tight little number right?) Urgo (You remember that annoying Ai interface you can only see if you have a probe in your brain?) Nirrti I also have TONS of OCs, for SG1 including SGC personel, Go'ulds, Tok'ra, and Asgard, which again I'd rather tell you about them privately. SGU Nicolas Rush Eli Wallace Hmmm don't really have SGU OCs. What I'm not really looking for in my SG rps. While I'm totally open to you playing an OC, I'd prefer if your OC somewhat fits in the SG universe. I'm currently not looking for rps with an OP OC that's better suited for Marvel, or a timeLord (love Doctor who just don't want it in my Stargat at the moment.) Star Trek Stuff: My favorite eras are TNG DS 9 and Voy, but I'm open to do TOS Rps, I'm just not as knowledgeable with that era, and not certain I can do the canons justice. Canons I'd like to RP: Q! Picard Deana Troi Lwaxana Troi Odo Quark Data Rom Nog Seven of Nine Guinan Bashir Q Jr Amanda Rogers Sarek Spock Technically I'd be willing to try any canon in the TNG/Voy/Ds9 era, if you really need one that's not listed here. I also have tons of OCs, and can make one on the fly if you want to do something original set on another ship, or a space station or colony or involving civilians or outlaws. Also if any of these random things that I'm about to list peak your interest HMU! The Crystalline entity Dealing with the Dominion post war Small science vessel Naomi Wildman (not shippable!!!!) The Q Continuum! The Cardassians picking up the paces of their crumbled civilization after the war Whales! Telepaths The Federation doing research into Borg nano probes and all that Tech they go from voyager What happened to some of those worlds they visited in TOS but never got back to?
2019.12.10 02:11 BhannndoefvhWatching the second time now, I used to think Howard was an asshole but Howard is neutral.
He wanted to hire Jimmy, had a cool nickname for him, his partner Chuck didn't want him to. Chuck hated him. But it seems in the series Howard never took Jimmys insults personally I think. Because he took Kim's advice and backed up in recommending the Davis and Main job. Especially when he saw how Jimmy took care of Charles all those years, by my acount he was amazed how Jimmy supplied everyting Chuck needed. Howard wanted to hire Jimmy if you ask me but was alway blocked by Chuck. Jimmy hated Howard because because Chuck said Howard was in charge of personell control. Howard was Charlesses puppet. The edit for those who forgot You're not a real lawyer
2019.11.22 03:52 RobGodDamnRebooking The Summer of Punk (Sumerslam '11 to Wrestlemania XXVIII)
CM Punk's return to WWE, one week after the events of Money in the Bank was just really dissapointing, in this rebook i will try to create matches that go with subplots leading to Punk's return and the match he will have at Mania. Rey Mysterio vs John Cena for Interim WWE Championship -Summerslam '11 With CM Punk gone and the WWE Title been defended in promotions like ROH, IWGP, and even TNA (with McMahon's permssion to do that), Vince McMahon has stepped down of his duties as the WWE CEO by step-son Triple H like IRL, Hunter's first decision as the CEO, is the creation of a 16-man tournament for the Interim WWE Championship in which people like John Cena, The Miz, Rey Mysterio, R-Truth, John Morrison, Money in the Bank holder Alberto Del Rio and others form part of; in the semifinals Cena defeats Morrison and Mysterio beats Miz setting up the final match at Summerslam fo the Interim Title, Triple H announces that his friend Kevin Nash has been appointed as the referee, in the match, Cena dominates at the start using hs stature and strenght to stop Rey from using his signature high-fly offense, it works for him but after failing an offensive flying shoulder block, Myserio counter attacks leading to tremendous 619 that gives Mysterio the win and the Interim WWE Championship. Rey Mysterio vs Alberto Del Rio, Money in the Bank Cash In for Interim WWE Championship -Summerslam '11 But the celebrations wouldn't last long as with Mysterio struggling to keep himself up, Alberto del Rio runs to the ring and tells Big Sexy to announce the cash in and in just 18 seconds, Alberto Del Rio is crowned the Interim WWE Champion. John Cena vs Alberto Del Rio (c) for Interim WWE Championship -Night of Champions '11 Alberto Del Rio celebrates his win over Mysterio by declaring that he's the only great Mexican wrestler left in the WWE, that he's better than all the other latino superstars before him, including Eddie Guerrero, then a music hits, but it's not Rey Mysterio trying to defend his deceased friend, but it's the Franchise of WWE himself, John Cena who tells Alberto del Rio to stop lying about he is saying, that here have been latino WWE champions who were better than Del Rio, and that he is dissapointed that the legacy this true great latino wrestlers (included Rey) have left in the company led to this disgrace of a champion called Alberto Del Rio, Del Rio answers by simply saying that if Cena wants a title match, the he should just cut it to the chase, Del Rio then says that he will give Cena the match if he defeats both the Awesome Truth in separate matches the next two weeks; the next week, Cena defeats Miz and the week after that, Cena manages to defeat R-Truth but with Alberto nearly costing him the match, but Cena finally has his one on one match with Del Rio for the title. The match will not be the main event, instead it will be Orton vs Henry for the World Title; in the WWE title match, Cena nearly manages to win the title, but Mysterio appears for the first time since Summerslam, and tries to distract Del Rio but accidentaly does the opposite, distracting Cena and making Del Rio retain. Alberto Del Rio (c) vs John Cena vs Rey Mysterio, Triple Threat Hell In A Cell Match for Interim WWE Championship -Hell In A Cell '11 The next week, Cena wants that Rey to give an explanation for his actions, Rey says that after Summerslam, he only wanted to plot his revenge against Del Rio, but that when his plot was put to execution, he failed, costing Cena the match instead of Del Rio, cena is furious on Mysterio, Alberto Del Rio comes out and tells both of them that he would to see them fight in the ring, even telling Mysterio in spanish, "partele su madre" (kick his ass), but instead both Mysterio and Cena take out the champ, the following weeks Mysterio and Cena form an alliance to attack Del Rio, and even nearly costing him a title match on Raw against (a now departing) john Morrison, leading him to accept the match inside Hell In A Cell, the match is hard hitting with all of them trying to come out on top, but.... ... a furious Awesome Truth invade the cell and start to wreak havoc in inside the cell taking out their fury and all of them with all personel trying to take out Miz and Truth, ending the PPV with the only question, Why? Alberto Del Rio (c) vs The Miz vs R-Truth, Triple Threat No Holds Barred Match for Interim WWE Championship -Bragging Rights '11 Triple H demands in a very angry tone, demands from the Awesome Truth an explanation for their invasion on the main event, Awesome Truth come out, The Miz comes out, grabs the mic, and simply tells Triple H: "it's simple, we are sick...", they are sick and tired on being in the sidelines all the time, Miz makes the people remember that he walked in and out of Wrestlemania as the WWE champion, that he should be on the very top of WWE, giving the mic to Truth, he tells that for more than 10 years, he's been also overlooked as a true star in the company, and like the Miz he's sick and tired of being the sidelines, that their invasion was a message to all of WWE that they would be overlooked no more, that they come here to make the WWE theirs... and that was their Awesome Truth; Triple H decides to ban Miz and Truth from competing in WWE, only for Awesome Truth to attack the CEO with officials taking Miz and Truth out of the arena. the following weeks, they both invade RAW and attack various superstars, the situation gets out of Hunter's hands that it led to the return of Vince McMahon, who teels that the board of directors has reappointed him as CEO of WWE, he announces that he will accept the demands of the Awesome Truth and at Bragging Rights it will be Alberto, The Miz and R-Truth in a Triple Threat No Holds Barred Match at the PPV. The match is a literal domination by the Awesome Truth that, of course, leads to The Miz, with the help of Truth, becoming the Interim WWE Champion. John Cena vs The Miz (c) w/R-Truth for Interim WWE Championship -Vengeance '11 The Awesome Truth has finally acomplished their objective: being the top duo in WWE, with The Miz as Champion, the two start getting wins and wins the next weeks, but when they were thinking they are on top of the world, The Franchise returns, John Cena is back and he has his own objective: getting his hands on The MIz and regain the title, but it will not be an easy task as the duo start getting allainces formed with other heel superstars to stop Cena getting his hands on Miz, The Miz says that as the champ, he makes the rules, and says that if John Cena wants the match, he has to defeat Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, and his partner R-Truth in a guantlet match for the no. 1 contendership at Vengeance. In the match Cena overcomes Barrett, Ziggler, Swagger and Rhodes, but when Truth comes in, The Miz comes to help his partner but with little success as Cena puts R-Truth in to his 4th AA of the whole match to become the challenger at Vengeance, the match main events the PPV, but ends with The Miz, thanks to the help of R-Truth by hitting What´s Up to Cena, and retain the title; the Awesome Truth wants to end the PPV by hitting John Cena with a chair, but out of nowhere, The Rock, the man Cena wil face at next year's Mania, comes to the aid of John, John and Rock have tense staredown before The Rock sees Truth and hits him with Rock Bottom, after that Cena offers Rock a handshake that Rock tensely accepts, ending the PPV with a new alliance of Cena and The Rock Team Cena (John Cena, The Rock, Triple H, John Morrison, Alberto Del Rio) vs Team Awesome Truth (The Miz (c), R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Cody Rhodes) w/Vickie Guerrero, 10-Man Tag Team Elimination Match -Survivor Series '11 The Awesome Truth is on a roll, after retaining the Interim WWE Championship, The Miz alongside R-Truth, are dominating the competition, with The Miz finally telling to the WWE universe, who was the man. But not in the eyes of the man the Awesome One defeated at Wrestlemania XXVII and at Vengeance, who alongside his new partner and the man he's facing at Mania, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Cena and The Rock challenges Awesome Truth to a 10-man elimination tag match at Survivor Series, Awesome Truth tell them they have assembled the team as out of nowhere Ziggler, Swagger and Rhodes come out and attack them but outcomes, COO Triple H tries to stop Awesome Truth's team but he's also neutralized but then a surprising superstars comes to the rescue as Alberto Del Rio comes out to help them, and he manages to take out both of Vickie's boys Ziggler and Swagger, the others stand up but the Awesome Truth get out of the ring when they see that Cody Rhodes is stuck with Team Cena, Cena hits the AA just for the Rock to hit the People's Elbow to make the tag match at the PPV official, Morrison joins Team Cena after managing to defeat R-Truth and be welcomed to the team thereafter. The match main events the PPV, after successful eliminations the last five participants are Triple H, John Cena, The Rock and the Awesome Truth, Triple H is in the ring when after accidentaly punching the referee, triple H sets up the pedigree on The Miz when Kevin Nash comes out of nowhere to attack Triple H for doubtinng his friendship with him since the events of Summerslam, the last four try to win the match, but another failure from Team Cena comes as Cena accidentaly hits a lariat on The Rock, Rock laughs at Cena and tells Cena everything's alright but minutes later The Rock hits Cena with the People's Elbow and abandons the match, leaving Awesome Truth to hit a double Skull Crushing finale to win, they celebrate their win in the face of John Cena, with Cena standing up in very difficult way, Miz decides to stand in front of him and declare i am the champion, until... ... Cult of Personality hits. CM Punk returns to WWE, The Miz, R-Truth and John Cena are literally astonished with The Best in the World's first appearance since Money In The Bank, Punk first goes to Cena smiling at him because he doesn't have the title, then he turns at The Miz, the Interim WWE Champion, The Miz helds the title high with the audience booing, Punk does the same but with the audience cheering and screaming for the Staright Edge Superstar, Cena looks at both of them and sees with dissapointment the two WWE champions that are not him, the PPV ends with Punk and Miz facing off. CM Punk (c) vs The Miz (c) w/R-Truth, Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match for the Undisputed WWE Championship -TLC '11 "I'm Back!!!" These were the first words of CM Punk in his RAW back, he tells that he couldn't happier to come to WWE and see that John Cena doesn't have the WWE Title on his waist, but a little dissapointed that at TLC he will face The Miz for Undisputed Title, the Awesome Truth comes out with the Interim WWE Champion grabbing a mic and telling Punk that though Cena doesn't have the title, Punk has to still beat him, the most dominating champion in all of WWE, Punk decides rephrase that saying that he's the most dissapointing champion in all of WWE, telling that he's just a man happens to hold the same title as himself, but not a dominating champion, this starts a verbal war between each other in the next weeks to heat up the PPV, Triple H, the COO, who still has some tension with Punk, decides to make the match something nobody will forget, with Punk interrupting wanting Triple H to cut it to the chase, Triple H announces a TLC match for the Undisputed Title with the two titles suspended, the first to retrieve the titles wins the match, the match doesn´t have the same kind of spectacle like Michaels vs Ramon in Mania X but still a great match, even with the help of R-Truth, Punk practically dominates the match to his experience in this kind of match, and that experience prevails as CM Punk retrieves the belts and becomes the Undisputed WWE Champion. CM Punk (c) vs The Miz vs R-Truth, Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship -Royal Rumble '12 CM Punk starts the year as the man and the WWE Champion, he's proving to the world the he's the only and true Best in the World, but The Miz as the sore loser he is, wants the rematch, with Punk, as the weeks progresses Triple H's tension with Punk is on the rise, as Punk to disrespect not only him but also his wife, Stephanie McMahon, and all comes ahead when after disrespecting in the contract signing for the match, decides heat up the match by adding R-Truth to the match at the Rumble, which it makes Punk furious asking to retract of his decision, with Triple H answering with these words: "Don't cross the boss", after that The Miz and R-Truth attack Punk setting the match up. At the PPV, the Miz And R-Truth try to use the same tactics that worked for the in the Triple Threat against Alberto Del Rio at Bragging Rights, but Punk uses those tactics as an advantage and puts Miz in the Anaconda Vice, Truth tries break up the submission but as he's too damaged, he can´t break it up, leaving Miz to tap out. 30-Man Royal Rumble Match for a Championship Opportunity at Wrestlemania XXVIII -Royal Rumble '12 the Royal Rumble starts and as always everybody is against everybody, at the climax of the match, Mark Henry, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, and John Cena are left in the ring, but no. 30 hits and... ...The Game by Motorhead hits. Triple H arrives at the match as the 30th entrant, triple H wreaks havoc eliminating Sheamus, then Henry and Del Rio are eliminated by Cena, leading to a staredown between the two, they start brawling with Triple H hitting lariat after lariat to takeout Cena, Cena lifts him for a AA and hits it succesfully, but when trying to toss him, Triple H grabs the body of John and tosses him as Triple H wins his second Royal Rumble Match. CM Punk (c) vs The Miz vs Chris Jericho vs R-Truth vs John Cena vs Dolph Ziggler, Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship -Elimination Chamber '12 CM Punk comes out saying that he's now the true undisputed champion in WWE, that there's nobody who can stop him, outcomes the Awesome Truth saying they want another rematch, Dolph Ziggler alongside Vickie Guerrero says that he was the best overall performer in the Rumble, he should be the contender, and the John Cena comes out demanding from Punk a rematch that has been due since MITB, Vince McMahon decides to book an Elimination Chamber Match with all of the wrestlers present in the ring, Chris Jericho wins the qualifier and joins the others promising to become champion and face the Undertaker at Wrestlemania as the WWE Champion. But in the match, is CM Punk who comes out victorious by last eliminating John Cena, leaving him with nothing in his hands and only wating to face The Rock at Mania, CM Punk screams "Best in the World!!!" until Triple H enters the Chamber and attacks Punk with his signature sledehammer ending the PPV with Triple H helding the WWE Title over CM Punk's battered body. CM Punk (c) vs Triple H, Hell In A Cell Match, WWE Championship vs Triple H's COO Position w/Shawn Michaels as Special Guest Referee -Wrestlemania XXVIII The COO announces CM Punk as his championship match at Mania, he says that CM Punk needs to be put on his place, h's sick of Punk disrespecting him and his wife Stephanie McMahon, Punk comes out telling Triple H that the reason he's disrespecting him and his "family", it's because he embdies everything he hates about the WWE, a white male superstar who's willing to bury every single promising young superstar to his will, Triple H says that if he just hated him because of that, says that he shouldn't have signed that contract back in '05, CM Punk starts to play mindgames continuing to disrespect the McMahon family, telling Triple H everytime he attack him and being stopped by Steph to "first ask permition to your wife", this starts a rage in Triple H like never seen before, he attacks Punk everytime he sees him, this leads to Vince McMahon to bring a remedy for the situation, this remedy comes in the form of Shawn Michaels who announces that Vince named him the Special Guest Referee for the match, but that doesn´t contain the rage of Hunter, who out of nowhere tries to attack Shawn with Punk making the save, the next week a contract signing was made, with Vince announcing that as the rivalry was literally personal, tha match was made a Hell In A Cell match, Triple h signed the contract with a smirk in his face knowing that CM Punk was entering his territory inside the cell, but as Punk Looked at the contract, he said to Vince that he demanded two things just to sign the contract, with Vince accepting just wanting this to be over, first he wanted something from Triple H, if Punk putted something on the line in form of the WWE Championship, Triple H needs to put something on the line, Triple H asks what the hell he wants, Punk wanted Triple H to put his COO position on the line, Vince McMahon said no, but Triple H says deal, the other thing CM Punk wanted was something he wanted ever since the Pipebomb, he wanted the main event of Wrestlemania, Vince said that the main event was set to be Cena vs Rock since one year ago he can't change that promised main event dream match, Punk says "no main event, no match" and breaks the contract and later attacks Triple H leading to Vince McMahon to bring all officials to stop Hunter and Punk from beating each other up, Shawn Michaels joins in and tries to calm down but Triple H breaks the wall of peaople and continues the attack but Punk retreats, later that night, Punk is called to Vince McMahon's office, Vince McMahon announces to Punk and the WWE that as a compromise, in WWE.com, there will be fan vote to decide the main event, with options being Punk vs Triple H and Cena vs Rock, CM Punk then grabs the contract and signs it, saying "pleasure to do business with you" and winks Vince McMahon ending RAW with the cliffhanger of the decision. The fans, logically, choose the Punk vs Triple H match as the main event with the decision being announced on RAW with John Cena being dissappointed about the fan vote, McMahon announces that at Mania, there will be 10-man Elimination Tag Match between Team Teddy Long and Team Johnny Laurinaitis to decide which GM becomes the successor of Triple H as COO if Hunter losses the match,and finally Wrestlemania comes, in show where The Undertaker extended his streak against Chris Jericho, Team Johnny beated Team Long, and Rock beated Cena in his hometown, the main event finally comes, first enters referee Michaels, then outcomes Triple H, and finally the WWE Champion CM Punk, this transitions to the cell being lowered, the match is one of the most brutal, exciting, and emotional matches of Wrestlemania history, a match with near falls, signature moves, submissions, and of course objects, but in the climax, Triple H prepares for the last pedigree but CM Punk kicks out, Punk comes out with a huge offense that makes Michaels trying to help Hunter by hitting Sweet Chin Music on Punk making fast count with Punk kicking out, then Cm Punk hits Triple H with more offense leading to Punk grabbing Triple H to the third rope, and hits the Pepsi Plunge on Triple H as a last f*** you to Hunter, Michaels in a very tired and neglected way made the count, 1, 2, 3, and CM Punk retains the title in the main event, fireworks come out of the sky as Punk celebrates retaining the title and the fact that Hunter will no longer be COO of the company, THE END.
We are having our managers morning briefing and this survey concerned us and made us giggle... I edited (on caps) names and member tier for confidentiality... Overall, great hotel and stay, state of the art design, friendly member of staff, breakfast was offered for USD 7 per person, which was great. There are only two serious issues that the hotel should have thought through. A) usually SHIMMERING SUNSHINE Members get complimentary breakfast, in this instance Mr. ONE WEEK NOTICE SO I DONT CARE ANYMORE dropped me an email saying that this is included, which is fair enough, but offering me 0 hotel points and not even crediting the 500 Welcome Gift Points is another thing, if you dont want to offer it, simply don't do so. The most serious thing that happened is, which is unacceptable: I arranged 4pm late checkout, a got a phone call in the room, at around 11am, where I was asked whether any luggage assistance would be needed for 4pm. As soon as the call was over I was making use of the bed with my life partner and of course, two people with a different sex are definitely getting a room for a reason, to have sex. Right in the middle of our act housekeeping rang the doorbell (BECAUSE THEY LEFT THE CLEAN MY ROOM BUTTON ON) and actually opened the door, which is rather and extremely violating the privacy act. During the knocking and doorbell process I was yelling "don't come in" and he still opened (HOUSEKEEPING IS STUPID SOMETIMES) the door, I could have called the police for sure. If a hotel knows that there is a late checkout at 4pm, and a person even called me about all the same, and it has been set on the mobile app and arranged upon checkin, there is absolutely no need that a housekeeping personell is opening the door when two people make noise in the room. I really wanted to give this hotel a two thumbs up, but under such certain circumstances it is violating the basics of a hotel guest to have his privacy. Therefore, I got no choice than to give this hotel a terrible rating: 0 hotel points, no agreed welcome gift points, harassment of guests about the late checkout, still getting into the room, although the personell was told not to come now, disturbing guests while having sex on the bed and opening the door, there is zero tolerance for that. Well what a good morning...
2019.08.12 15:45 kamerstukken-botAntwoord op vragen van de leden Kerstens en Ploumen over het bericht ‘Bijna één op drie ziekenhuisvacatures moeilijk te vervullen’
Hierbij zend ik u de antwoorden op de vragen van de Kamerleden Kerstens (PvdA) en Ploumen (PvdA) over het bericht ‘Bijna één op drie ziekenhuisvacatures moeilijk te vervullen’ (2019Z13869). Hoogachtend, de minister voor Medische Zorg en Sport Bruno Bruins Antwoorden op Kamervragen van de Kamerleden Kerstens (PvdA) en Ploumen (PvdA) over het bericht ‘Bijna één op drie ziekenhuisvacatures moeilijk te vervullen’ (2019Z13869). Vraag 1. Heeft u kennisgenomen van het bericht ‘Bijna één op drie ziekenhuisvacatures moeilijk te vervullen’? 1) Antwoord 1. Ja. Vraag 2. Herkent en erkent u dat ziekenhuisvacatures moeilijk zijn te vervullen? Antwoord 2. Ja. Een deel van de ziekenhuisvacatures is moeilijk te vervullen. Dit geldt met name voor (gespecialiseerde) verpleegkundigen, medisch ondersteunend personeel (bijv. operatieassistenten) en bepaalde medisch specialisten (bijv. SEH-artsen). De ziekenhuissector is hierin overigens niet uniek. Veel andere branches binnen zorg en welzijn hebben te maken met moeilijk vervulbare vacatures. Hierover heb ik u, samen met de minister en staatssecretaris van VWS, afgelopen voorjaar bericht met de monitor bij de voortgangsrapportage van het actieprogramma Werken in de Zorg. Vraag 3. Hoe hoog zijn de uitstroomcijfers van ziekenhuizen? Vertonen deze een dalende of stijgende lijn? Antwoord 3. Bijgaande tabel laat zien dat zowel de instroom als de uitstroom van werknemers sinds 2016 is toegenomen. Bij instroom gaat het om personen die als werknemer instromen in de branches ziekenhuizen, umc’s en klinieken. Bij uitstroom gaat het om werknemers die de sector zorg en welzijn verlaten. Per saldo stromen er meer werknemers in dan er uitstromen, op het meest recente meetmoment (vierde kwartaal 2018) circa 1.900 personen. Tabel: Mobiliteit werknemers algemene ziekenhuizen, umc’s en klinieken (meetmoment 4e kwartaal) 2015 2016 2017 2018 Instroom 24.210 21.610 23.790 26.130 Uitstroom 20.660 20.000 21.060 24.210 Saldo 3.550 1.610 2.730 1.920 Bron: CBS Vraag 4. Erkent u dat in een sector waarin sprake is van hoge uitstroomcijfers en moeilijk vervulbare vacatures goed werkgeverschap van groot belang is? Antwoord 4. Goed werkgeverschap is – los van de arbeidsmarktsituatie - voor iedere organisatie en werknemer van groot belang. In het geval van personele schaarste wordt dit belang scherper gevoeld. Vraag 5. Erkent u dat het zorgen voor goede, (meer dan) concurrerende arbeidsvoorwaarden in een situatie als hiervoor geschetst eveneens van groot belang is? Vraag 6. Wat vindt u ervan dat medewerkers van ziekenhuizen zich onlangs gedwongen hebben gevoeld een actietraject te starten, omdat zij de voorstellen van werkgevers om te komen tot een nieuwe cao als volstrekt onvoldoende beoordelen? Vraag 7. Erkent u dat een situatie waarin bijvoorbeeld een loonbod van werkgevers als volstrekt onvoldoende wordt beoordeeld nou niet bepaald behulpzaam is voor het gewenste (en noodzakelijke) imago van aantrekkelijke werkgever en bij het noodzakelijke ‘vasthouden’ van medewerkers? Vraag 8. Bent u inmiddels wel bereid extra geld beschikbaar voor stevigere loonsverhogingen voor medewerkers van ziekenhuizen en elders in de zorg, omdat dat helpt om medewerkers voor de sector te behouden? Antwoord 5, 6, 7 en 8. Bij goed werkgeverschap horen ook goede arbeidsvoorwaarden. Om een concurrerende salarisontwikkeling mogelijk te maken, stelt het ministerie van VWS jaarlijks extra geld beschikbaar voor arbeidsvoorwaardenontwikkeling in de zorg. Voor 2019 gaat het om ongeveer € 1,7 miljard voor loonontwikkeling. Het is aan sociale partners om gegeven deze ruimte goede afspraken te maken over aantrekkelijke cao’s. De inhoud van deze afspraken is aan sociale partners en daarom ga ik in mijn antwoord niet inhoudelijk in op de (voorstellen voor) de cao-afspraken. 1) https://www.skipr.nl/actueel/id38936-bijna-een-op-drie-ziekenhuisvacatures-is-moeilijk-te-vervullen.html Datum: 12 augustus 2019 Nr: 2019D32389 Indiener: B.J. Bruins, minister voor Medische Zorg Bron: tweedekamer.nl
2019.07.27 00:52 StratWhale6 reasons why I gave up on Strat
At first, let me say that I am an early investor in Strat and I am really involved in the community and contributed the best way I could. I made a new account to not damage my name and my relationship with some people in Strat (the few remaining devs you are really doing a great job!). But I am really concerned about the business side of Stratis and the capabilities and specially the integrity of some key figures in the Strat project. I am becoming increasingly aware of the many red flags that I didnt want to see for a long time. I want to save other investors from the mistakes that I made, and I want to apologize for doing so but I really think I have to. I owe it to the great community that Strat has and to the people that worked hard on the platform (after which the mayority of the experts had to leave because they could not unite with the leaders and their desicions). But some things have to be cleared.
Lies about potential partners
I have contact with some leading people within the project (which I won’t mention by name) which were very concerned about the communication about potential partners. I want to make clear: there are no huge partners. The dev’s don’t know about any, and in the past 3 years Chris repeated that they are in talk with huge partners. I attached some printscreens. Obviously, these are all false statements. But they can hide themselves behind NDA’s and negociations (for about 2 years now). In 2017 Chris said this: https://pasteboard.co/IpPopJH.png and he is saying the same now.
Fake marketing promises
I (and more people in the community) had major concerns about the marketing of Strat. This was about two years ago. To adress this concern, Chris promised to invest 500k in a marketing firm which would do the marketing two years ago, and in two marketing managers (https://pasteboard.co/IpPe0G7.jpg and https://pasteboard.co/IpPed8B.jpg). When the community asked which company this was and which marketing actions were made, no answers were geven. Last weeks, Chris stated the same. Marketing would start. We can take into account that this claim might again be false.
Untrustful and unrealistic roadmaps
Even the simplest promises aren’t met or just downscaled so far they are not conform the original content. The Stratis Academy (with community section) would be the first place where hundreds of developers could learn, examine, discuss and collaborate on blockchain technoloy. After two years in the making the stratis academy was silently lauunched; at that time a simple wiki page explaning the blockchain basics 101. Furthermore, no mobile app was launched, and even though according to Chris an enormous number of companies wanted to start an ICO on Strat, at the moment of writing, almost 2 years later, there are none.
Departure of key personell
The number of developers working on a production ready platform was expected by Chris to grow exponentially. However the reality is that key personel is leaving the company. Both the head of engineering (jeremy) and the chief technology officier (dan) left. According to Chris this was even a good thing because the new CTO was beter suited in the next phase of the company. The new CTO is, even months later, never appointed nor hired. In fact no new developers seem to want to hè involved anymore. I can’t say too much about the reasons that they have left but it had to do that they couldn’t unite theirselves with the values and future plans of Strat anymore. Result of the new CTO promises: https://pasteboard.co/IpPc6FK.jpg
Dictatorship and disrespect to the community
Every now and then Chris and Krushang appear on the Stratis discord when they need the community to help them. Think of helping with developer related taks, winning twitter votes, support with wallet questions, creating awareness, appointing new moderators, writing weekly blogs, etc .. they rely heavily on the community which Chris called in the binance AMA to be the company greatest asset and proud. The last few months however the early community members started to ask legitimate questions. They didnt get any answers; they got perma banned and afterwards just being laughed at for beung salty about the price. The early strat community (talking 2016 here) were never about prices. For example, big whale myco had legimate concerns and was banned directly after that.
The CEO used the trust of Strat investors to exit scam blitzcash
A crypto project called Blitzcash would be the first sidechain of Stratis (http://whitepaperdatabase.com/stratis-strat-whitepape, page 19). In 2016 until the start of 2018, Strat (specially Chris) confirmed again and again that Blitz would be huge and Stratis’ first Sidechain, even though Blitz looked dead in the last years; Chris kept on shilling Blitz. By that time the project was already dead and inactieve for years. But Chris kept promisimg a huge future. A couple weeks before they really exit scammed, Chris said this message:https://pasteboard.co/IpPcQ7G.jpg (december 2017), after which the price surged with over 300%. And here is the thing: the developer of Blitz is called killakem. But... Who is Killakem? The Same person as Chris Trew, CEO of Stratis. I will end with the Krushang's reply made on december 28 2017 to a guy who was worried about Blitz who looked "completely dead": "I wouldn't worry, Chris always keep to his word" Furthermore, Chris (at that time lead of Blitz) promised the Blitz hodlers 1/6 of Strat according to this document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nmtoFYZJb0WBHYFiKyCpfpE4NGnMv21Q4dZ6oyQ2W4A/edit#. Of course this promise is never kept. Chris acts like the Blitz devs are someone else. I feel sorry for the community to say this because I know how involved some of you are, but I felt like I had to do this. Peace.
2019.07.10 12:16 kamerstukken-botAntwoord op vragen van het lid Van den Berg over de voortgang van het behoud van de zorg in de regio
Hierbij zend ik u de antwoorden op de vragen van het Kamerlid Van den Berg (CDA) over de voortgang van het behoud van de zorg in de regio (2019Z12212). Hoogachtend, de minister voor Medische Zorg en Sport, Bruno Bruins Antwoorden op Kamervragen van het Kamerlid Van den Berg (CDA) over de voortgang van het behoud van de zorg in de regio . (2019Z12212) 1. Bent u bekend met het bericht dat de leegloop bij Treant ziekenhuizen is begonnen, vooruitlopend op de sluiting van de spoedhulp in Stadskanaal en Hoogeveen? 1) 2. Herinnert u zich uw antwoorden op eerder gestelde Kamervragen over het verdwijnen van de spoedeisende zorg in Hoogeveen en Stadskanaal, waarin u aangeeft dat plannen verder worden uitgewerkt, dat gevolgen voor onder andere ambulancediensten in kaart worden gebracht, dat de effecten op de responsetijden in kaart worden gebracht etc? Wat is de meest recente stand van zaken? 2) 1 en 2. Ja, ik ken het bericht. Een regieteam bestaande uit ziekenhuizen, huisartsen en zorgverzekeraars heeft zoals u weet de handen ineengeslagen om de zorg voor de regio Drenthe en Zuidoost-Groningen beschikbaar te houden. Het regieteam heeft mij laten weten dat het sinds het bekend maken van de plannen op hoofdlijnen, op 11 februari 2019, in dialoog met de omgeving is over de plannen. Tegelijkertijd worden de plannen concreter uitgewerkt. Sinds dit voorjaar zijn de ambulancediensten aangesloten bij het regieteam. Het uitwerken van de plannen bevindt zich momenteel in de laatste fase, aldus het regieteam. Het regieteam heeft mij overigens laten weten dat er geen sprake is van een ‘leegloop’ bij Treant. Wel is het een feit dat het, vooruitlopend op de ombouw van de SEH’s in Hoogeveen en Stadskanaal naar spoedposten, gebeurt dat patiënten de voorkeur geven aan een ander ziekenhuis, aldus het regieteam. 3. Bent u ermee bekend dat het ziekenhuis Isala de locatie in Meppel wil opwaarderen met een spoedeisende hulp niveau 3? Klopt het dat regionale bestuurders en betrokkenen bij deze beslissing niet geconsulteerd zijn? 3. Voor SEH’s (niet zijnde een traumacentrum) geldt op dit moment geen indeling in verschillende niveau’s. Alle SEH’s moeten, met name op het gebied van personele bezetting, aan dezelfde minimumvereisten voldoen. De Raad van Bestuur van het Isala ziekenhuis heeft mij laten weten dat er geen voornemen bestaat om de SEH op de locatie Meppel te wijzigen. Deze heeft een 7 maal 24 uur beschikbaarheid en dat zal naar de toekomst ook zo blijven, juist ook gezien de andere ontwikkelingen in Drenthe. Dit sluit aan bij de opvattingen van het ROAZ en Zilveren Kruis. De Raad van Bestuur is regelmatig in gesprek met regionale bestuurders en betrokkenen over allerlei zaken die spelen in en rond de verschillende ziekenhuislocaties van het Isala. Meer in het bijzonder vindt er goed overleg plaats over de toekomst van de spoedzorg in Drenthe, onder regie van Zilveren Kruis en Menzis. 4. Deelt u de mening dat de zorgbehoefte van de inwoners centraal dient te staan en niet het aanbod dat zorgverleners willen bieden? Zo nee, waarom niet? 5. Deelt u de mening dat de zorgbehoefte zoals deze in kaart wordt gebracht door het Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM) en andere cijfers hierbij leidend dienen te zijn? Zo nee, waarom niet? 4. en 5. Het is belangrijk dat de (huidige en toekomstige) zorgvraag van de inwoners in een regio en het zorgaanbod in deze regio goed op elkaar aansluiten. De cijfers die ik via het RIVM beschikbaar stel voor het opstellen van regiobeelden geven inzicht in de toekomstige zorgvraag en kunnen dan ook behulpzaam zijn bij de vraag hoe het zorgaanbod in de regio er in de toekomst uit moet zien. Maar hoewel zorg voldoende toegankelijk moet zijn betekent het voorgaande niet, dat patiënten met iedere zorgvraag terecht moeten kunnen bij een zorgaanbieder in hun regio. En ook niet, dat de bestaande zorgaanbieders in de regio verplicht zijn om alle zorg te bieden waar de inwoners in de regio behoefte aan hebben. Zorg moet op de juiste plek worden verleend; waar mogelijk dichtbij de mensen, maar in bepaalde gevallen is het ook beter om de zorg wat verder weg te organiseren. Voor de spreiding van SEH’s en ziekenhuisafdelingen voor acute verloskunde bestaat zoals u weet de 45 minuten-norm. Daarnaast moet de zorgverzekeraar er op grond van zijn zorgplicht voor zorgen dat de zorg die in het basispakket van de Zorgverzekeringswet zit voldoende toegankelijk is. De NZa ziet daarop toe. Voor zover uw vragen betrekking hebben op de plannen voor de regio Drenthe / Zuidoost-Groningen, kan ik u als volgt informeren. Het regieteam heeft mij laten weten dat doel van de plannen van het regieteam van ziekenhuizen, huisartsen en zorgverzekeraars in Drenthe en Zuidoost-Groningen juist is om de zorg voor de regio en voor de bewoners beschikbaar te houden. Het streven is nadrukkelijk het huidige zorgaanbod zodanig in te richten dat dit langdurig behouden blijft voor de regio. En, op basis van voorspellingen over de verwachte zorgvraag in de toekomst, te voorkomen dat dit verdwijnt uit de regio, bijvoorbeeld richting Zwolle en Groningen. Door middel van diverse bijeenkomsten met bijvoorbeeld inwoners en betrokken gemeenten houdt de regiegroep nauw contact met de stakeholders en de inwoners om de zorgbehoefte inzichtelijk te maken, aldus het regieteam. Het regieteam heeft een onderzoeksbureau in de hand genomen, dat het regieteam ondersteunt met cijfers over de zorgbehoefte nu en in de toekomst. Deze cijfers helpen om de zorg in de regio zodanig in te richten dat deze langdurig behouden kan blijven voor de regio, aldus het regieteam. 6. Deelt u de observatie dat de ziekenhuisdirecties van Ommeland (Winschoten), Treant (Stadskanaal, Hoogeveen, Emmen), Isala (Zwolle, Meppel) en Wilhelminaziekenhuis (Assen) wellicht wel met regionale bestuurders en betrokkenen spreken, maar vervolgens niets doen met hun inbreng en gewoon hun eigen plan trekken? Zo nee, waarom niet? Zo ja, wat is uw mening hierover? 6. Nee, die observatie deel ik op dit moment niet. Wat Meppel betreft verwijs ik graag naar mijn antwoord op vraag 3. Treant en Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis Assen maken beiden onderdeel uit van het regieteam dat een visie heeft ontwikkeld voor de ziekenhuiszorg in Drenthe en Zuidoost-Groningen. Het regieteam heeft mij laten weten dat het niet alleen met regionale bestuurders heeft gesproken over de plannen, maar ook met onder andere lokale bestuurders, inwoners, vele zorgorganisaties en patiëntenverenigingen. Het regieteam heeft hierbij steeds duidelijk gemaakt dat de plannen enerzijds absolute noodzaak zijn vanwege personeelsschaarste, maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen en medische eisen, maar dat er tegelijkertijd ruimte is om te kijken naar knelpunten en wensen die leven in de regio. Deze neemt het regieteam mee in de definitieve plannen, aldus het regieteam. 7. Deelt u de observatie dat hetzelfde geldt voor de ziekenhuisdirectie van Bravis (Bergen op Zoom/Roosendaal)? Zo nee, waarom niet? Zo ja, wat is uw mening hierover? 7. Bravis heeft mij laten weten de dialoog te hebben gezocht met de inwoners van het verzorgingsgebied van het ziekenhuis. De belangrijkste zorgen bleken zich te richten op de bereikbaarheid van de acute zorg, de bereikbaarheid van ziekenhuiszorg voor de chronische patiënt, openbaar vervoer en de gevolgen voor de directe woonomgeving voor omwonenden van de nieuwe locatie van het ziekenhuis. Bravis geeft aan naar dat deze input heeft geleid tot een aantal aanscherpingen in de uitvoering van hun besluit. Zo zal er nadrukkelijk sprake zijn van een stadpolikliniek in de gemeente Bergen op Zoom waarin medisch specialisten spreekuur zullen houden en waar diagnostische mogelijkheden aanwezig zullen zijn. Daarnaast zal er met de diverse huisartsengroepen in de gemeenten van Bravis gesproken worden om te komen tot mogelijkheden van anderhalvelijns zorg. Ook zal met de gemeenten worden gesproken met aanbieders van het openbaar vervoer over de bereikbaarheid van het ziekenhuis, zeker vanuit het westelijk deel van het verzorgingsgebied van Bravis. Tot slot heeft Bravis samen met het gemeentebestuur van Tholen op 28 juni 2019 gesproken met de Regionale Ambulancevoorziening (RAV) Zeeland over onder andere een mogelijk betere situering van de uitrijdpost van de ambulancedienst op het eiland Tholen. De observatie dat de ziekenhuisdirectie van Bravis wellicht niets met de inbreng van regionale bestuurders en betrokkenen doet, deel ik dan ook niet. 8. Klopt het dat u reeds handhaaft op de maatregel dat er overleg dient te zijn met betrokkenen (inwoners, patiëntenverenigingen, andere zorgverleners, ketenpartners) en bestuurders bij wijzigingen in de acute zorg? 9. Deelt u de mening dat 'overleggen' hierbij uitgelegd moet worden als consulteren en niet als eenzijdig informeren, en dat consultatie betekent dat plannen ook aangepast moeten kunnen worden? 8. en 9. Zoals u weet is de amvb acute zorg, waarin de communicatie met partijen en inwoners in de regio een belangrijk onderdeel is, nog niet in werking getreden. Vooruitlopend op de inwerkingtreding van deze amvb stimuleer ik op dit moment echter reeds dat zorgaanbieders die overwegen om het aanbod van acute zorg op een bepaalde locatie te sluiten, handelen in de lijn van deze concept amvb. Dat wil zeggen dat ze een zeer zorgvuldig besluitvormingsproces inrichten. Ik heb de koepels van de ziekenhuizen, de huisartsenposten en de ggz-crisisdiensten in een brief gevraagd om hun leden te vragen om vooruitlopend op de inwerkingtreding van deze amvb alvast langs de lijnen van deze concept amvb te handelen. Ook in overleggen die ik voer met zorgaanbieders die een voornemen tot sluiting hebben, benadruk ik het belang van het betrekken van maatschappelijke partners, waaronder ook het regionaal overleg acute zorgketen (ROAZ), bij de besluitvorming. Een zorgvuldige besluitvormingsprocedure houdt allereerst in dat een zorgaanbieder die overweegt het aanbod van acute zorg op een bepaalde plaats te beëindigen dit dient te melden aan de IGJ en de NZa. Hij moet ook een plan opstellen om de continuïteit van zorg te borgen. Uiteraard moeten afspraken gemaakt worden met zorgverzekeraars. Andere zorgaanbieders voor wie een eventuele sluiting gevolgen kan hebben, waaronder zeker ook de Regionale Ambulancevoorziening, alsmede de gemeenten en inwoners dienen betrokken te worden in het afwegingsproces. Die andere partijen moeten niet alleen maar worden geïnformeerd, zij moeten de kans krijgen bezwaren te uiten en suggesties te doen. De zorgaanbieder moet deze meewegen in zijn besluitvorming en kunnen uitleggen wat hij met die punten heeft gedaan. Omdat de amvb acute zorg nog niet in werking is getreden, is formele handhaving op de naleving van deze amvb is nog niet mogelijk. Echter, bij wijzigingen in het aanbod van acute zorg heeft de IGJ, nu en in het verleden, reeds aandacht (gehad) voor een gedegen onderbouwing en afstemming met ketenpartners en andere betrokkenen (zoals patiënten en het lokaal bestuur), door de betreffende zorgaanbieder, van besluiten tot afbouw of wijziging van zorgactiviteiten. Verder stellen de IGJ en NZa momenteel, vooruitlopend op deze amvb, gezamenlijk een handreiking op voor een zorgvuldige proces- en besluitvorming bij wijzigingen in het acute zorglandschap, waar overleg met andere betrokken actoren en inwoners uiteraard onderdeel van zal uitmaken. Deze handreiking zal ik naar verwachting in oktober aan uw Kamer doen toekomen. 10. Wat vindt u ervan dat er naar verwachting bij Treant 2 miljoen euro extra aan tijdelijk personeel wordt uitgegeven in 2019 omdat er bij Treant ziekenhuizen een hoog verloop is omdat medewerkers onzeker zijn over hun toekomst? 10. Treant heeft aangegeven het uiterste te doen om, tot het moment dat alle partners in de regio gereed zijn voor de plannen zoals die in voorbereiding zijn uit te voeren, de huidige inrichting van de zorg te handhaven. Omdat een tekort van personeel mede aanleiding is voor deze plannen, is tijdelijke inhuur van extra personeel volgens Treant nodig. Tijdelijke inhuur en andere vormen van flexwerk komen steeds meer voor in de zorg. Ik vind het belangrijk dat zorginstellingen en medewerkers hierin een bewuste en goed geïnformeerde keuze maken en dat zorgwerkgevers in aanvulling daarop via goed werkgeverschap negatieve prikkels voor deze keuze zoveel mogelijk proberen te beperken. VWS laat op dit moment een onderzoek uitvoeren naar het verschijnsel van flexwerk. Het is een actiegericht onderzoek, waarmee ook meteen aan mogelijke oplossingsrichtingen wordt gewerkt voor situaties waarin flexwerk als probleem wordt ervaren. 11. Deelt u de observatie dat het trekken van een eigen plan door iedere directie negatieve gevolgen heeft voor niet alleen de bereikbaarheid maar ook voor de beschikbaarheid van ziekenhuizen, zoals dat er steeds meer patiëntenstops bij ziekenhuizen zijn? 3) 11. Ik kan mij niet helemaal vinden in deze absolute stelling, maar u weet dat ik het belangrijk vind dat een ziekenhuis bij een voornemen tot wijziging van het acute zorgaanbod niet solitair handelt. Ziekenhuizen zijn maatschappelijke organisaties en moeten zich als onderdeel van die maatschappij gedragen. Bij het nemen van dergelijke beslissingen moeten zij in overleg met de andere partijen in de regio treden en onder meer een continuïteitsplan maken om ervoor te zorgen dat de continuïteit van de zorg in de regio ook na sluiting van de betreffende afdeling(en) voldoende is geborgd. In het regieteam Drenthe / Zuidoost Groningen is er overigens geen sprake van dat ziekenhuisdirecties hun eigen plan trekken. In het regieteam hebben meerdere ziekenhuisdirecties, huisartsen, ambulancediensten en zorgverzekeraars zitting. Deze partijen kijken samen, over hun eigen grenzen heen, naar de best mogelijke inrichting van de zorg in de regio. 12. Kunt u een overzicht geven wanneer u met welke besturen en directies van ziekenhuizen hebt gesproken sinds 1 juni 2018 met betrekking tot de toekomstige inrichting van de zorg in de regio? 12. In de periode 1 juni 2018 tot en met 5 juli 2019 heb ik zelf de volgende gesprekken met besturen en directies van ziekenhuizen gevoerd over de toekomstige inrichting van de zorg in de regio: de zorg in Drenthe / Zuidoost-Groningen en de regiovisie van het regieteam; het faillissement en de overname van de IJsselmeerziekenhuizen, en de toekomst van de zorg in Flevoland; het faillissement van MC Slotervaart; het voornemen om (de acute zorg van) locatie Bronovo van het Haaglanden Medisch Centrum te sluiten; het voornemen van Bravis om de locaties Bergen op Zoom en Roosendaal samen te voegen op één locatie; en de financiële situatie en toekomst van het Maasziekenhuis in Boxmeer. De gesprekken die betrekking hebben op deze onderwerpen vindt u terug in onderstaand overzicht. Geprobeerd is, in de korte tijd die hiervoor stond, in het overzicht zoveel mogelijk de relevante feiten weer te geven. Naast de gesprekken die in onderstaand overzicht zijn opgenomen, heb ik uiteraard ook over andere onderwerpen met besturen en directies van ziekenhuizen gesproken, bijvoorbeeld tijdens mijn werkbezoeken aan de ziekenhuizen. Ook wil ik tot slot graag noemen dat er uiteraard ook gesprekken hebben plaatsgevonden over andere onderwerpen die van belang zijn voor het zorglandschap c.q. de zorg in de regio, zoals de amvb acute zorg en de positie van het regionaal overleg acute zorg (ROAZ), en de totstandkoming van kwaliteitskaders en de betrokkenheid van en invloed op de regionale ziekenhuizen. Drenthe / Zuidoost-Groningen Over de zorg in Drenthe / Zuidoost-Groningen en de regiovisie van het regieteam heb ik met besturen en directies van ziekenhuizen gesproken op: 13 november 2018 (bezoek aan Drentse Zorgtafel); 8 februari 2019; 15 april 2019; en 28 juni 2019. Flevoland Op 30 oktober 2018 heb ik u een feitenoverzicht (vanuit het perspectief van VWS en betrokken toezichthouders) toegestuurd, dat zag op de periode van 16 juli tot en met 30 oktober 2018 (TK 2018-2019, 31016 nr.113). In aanvulling daarop kan ik u melden dat ik met besturen en directies van ziekenhuizen over het faillissement en de overname van de IJsselmeerziekenhuizen, en de toekomst van de zorg in Flevoland, heb gesproken op: 1, 5, 11, 20 en 28 november 2018; 19 december 2018; 5 februari 2019. Slotervaart Op 30 oktober 2018 heb ik u een feitenoverzicht (vanuit het perspectief van VWS en betrokken toezichthouders) toegestuurd, dat zag op de periode van 16 juli tot en met 30 oktober 2018 (TK 2018-2019, 31016 nr.113). In aanvulling daarop kan ik u melden dat ik (met besturen en directies van ziekenhuizen over het faillissement van MC Slotervaart heb gesproken op: 6, 13, 20 en 27 november 2018; 11 december 2018; 15 januari 2019. Haaglanden MC locatie Bronovo Over het voornemen om (de acute zorg van) locatie Bronovo van het Haaglanden Medisch Centrum te sluiten heb ik met besturen en directies van ziekenhuizen gesproken op: 9 januari 2019 en 23 mei 2019 (zie ook mijn antwoord op vraag 7, in de antwoorden op Kamervragen over de overbelasting van de spoedeisende hulp in het Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) (2019Z12807), die ik op 3 juli jl. naar de Kamer heb gestuurd). Bravis Over het voornemen van Bravis om de locaties Bergen op Zoom en Roosendaal samen te voegen op één locatie heb ik met besturen en directies van ziekenhuizen gesproken op: 21 februari 2019 en 11 juni 2019. Maasziekenhuis Boxmeer Over de financiële situatie en toekomst van het Maasziekenhuis in Boxmeer heb ik met besturen en directies van ziekenhuizen gesproken op: 5 en 19 februari 2019; 13 maart 2019; en 2, 5 en 17 april 2019. Verder hebben er, naast het feit dat ik zelf contact heb gehad met de besturen en directies van ziekenhuizen, uiteraard ook veel contacten plaatsgevonden tussen mijn ambtenaren en/of medewerkers van de IGJ en/of NZa en verschillende ziekenhuizen. 1) Dagblad van het Noorden, “Leegloop Treant begonnen, ziekenhuizen hebben extra geld nodig om omvallen te voorkomen”, 31 mei 2019 2) Aanhangsel Handelingen, vergaderjaar 2018-2019, nr. 1952. 3) Zie ook vragen 2019Z12200, 13 juni 2019. Datum: 10 juli 2019 Nr: 2019D30575 Indiener: B.J. Bruins, minister voor Medische Zorg Bron: tweedekamer.nl
2019.07.04 09:47 kamerstukken-botAntwoord op vragen van het lid Van den Berg over de overbelasting van de spoedeisende hulp in het Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC)
Hierbij zend ik u de antwoorden op de vragen van het Kamerlid Van den Berg (CDA) over de overbelasting van de spoedeisende hulp in het Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) (2019Z12807). Hoogachtend, de minister voor Medische Zorg en Sport, Bruno Bruins Antwoorden op Kamervragen van het Kamerlid Van den Berg (CDA) over de overbelasting van de spoedeisende hulp in het Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) (2019Z12807). 1. Heeft u kennisgenomen van de zorgen over de grote drukte op de spoedeisende hulp van het LUMC, waardoor patiënten vaak niet de zorg zouden krijgen die ze nodig hebben? 1) 1 Ja 2. Kunt u per spoedeisende hulppost in de regio Leiden/Den Haag aangeven hoeveel personen er per jaar worden behandeld? Kunt u in dit overzicht tegelijk aangeven wat het niveau van deze spoedeisende hulppost is? 2 Voor SEH’s geldt op dit moment geen indeling in verschillende niveau’s. Alle SEH’s moeten, met name op het gebied van personele bezetting, aan dezelfde minimumvereisten voldoen. Echter, het is niet zo dat alle patiënten ongeacht hun zorgvraag op iedere SEH terecht kunnen: de randvoorwaarden voor goede en veilige zorg voor bepaalde categorieën patiënten (zoals kinderen) of patiënten met een bepaalde zorgvraag (zoals een acuut coronair syndroom) moeten aanwezig zijn. Voor traumacentra geldt wel een levelindeling. Een level 3 traumacentrum wat wil zeggen dat patiënten met geïsoleerde letsels zoals een enkel- of heupfractuur daar behandeld kunnen worden. Patiënten met een complexere zorgvraag werden door de ambulance naar een ziekenhuis met een traumacentrum level 2 of 1 vervoerd. Ik beschik niet over een overzicht met per spoedeisende hulppost in de regio Leiden/Den Haag het aantal personen dat per jaar wordt behandeld. Ik heb de NZa gevraagd dit in kaart te brengen. Ik zal u hierover nog informeren. 3. Deelt u de mening dat de zorg georganiseerd moet worden op basis van de zorgbehoefte in de regio? 3 Het is belangrijk dat de (huidige en toekomstige) zorgvraag van de inwoners in een regio en het zorgaanbod in deze regio goed op elkaar aansluiten. In de verschillende hoofdlijnenakkoorden is afgesproken dat partijen in de regio daartoe gezamenlijk regionale gedeelde beelden opstellen van de sociale en gezondheidssituatie en opgave in een regio, gemeente of wijk. Hierbij kijkt men naar de volle breedte: het sociale domein, curatieve zorg en langdurige zorg. De regiobeelden zullen worden gedeeld met andere partijen die actief zijn in een regio, als basis voor te maken keuzes in relatie tot de doelstellingen en financiële kaders uit de Hoofdlijnenakkoorden. Dat is dan het uitgangspunt voor het in samenspraak beantwoorden van de vraag: welke zorg heeft deze regio over vijf à tien jaar nodig en hoe anticiperen we daarop met elkaar? Ik stel ter stimulering van de totstandkoming van regiobeelden via het RIVM een basisdataset ter beschikking, evenals vouchers voor de aanvullende data-analyse. Hoewel zorg voldoende toegankelijk moet zijn betekent het niet dat patiënten met iedere zorgvraag altijd terecht moeten kunnen bij een zorgaanbieder in hun regio. Zorg moet op de juiste plek worden verleend; (dichter) bij mensen thuis als dat kan dan wel verder weg (geconcentreerd) als het omwille van de kwaliteit en doelmatigheid moet. Ook wijs ik erop dat er soms de mogelijkheid is tot het vervangen van zorg door andere zorg, zoals e-health, met een gelijkwaardige of betere medisch-inhoudelijke kwaliteit van de zorg. Voor de spreiding van SEH’s en ziekenhuisafdelingen voor acute verloskunde bestaat zoals u weet de 45 minuten-norm. Daarnaast moet de zorgverzekeraar er op grond van zijn zorgplicht voor zorgen dat de zorg voldoende toegankelijk is. De NZa ziet daarop toe. 4. Zijn voor deze regio intussen de cijfers van het Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM) beschikbaar, conform de motie Van den Berg? Kunt u deze informatie met de Kamer delen? 4 Om de ontwikkeling van het gedeelde beeld in de regio te ondersteunen is door het RIVM een basisdataset opgesteld (www.regiobeeld.nl);. Hiermee kunnen gemeenten en regio’s inzicht krijgen in de stand van zaken en de toekomstige ontwikkelingen op het gebied van gezondheid, zorg en welzijn en zich aan andere gemeenten en regio’s spiegelen. Voor de volledigheid verwijs ik naar mijn brief van 18 juni 2019 met als titel Voortgangsbrief 'De juiste zorg op de juiste plek' (TK 29689-995). Daarin ben ik uitgebreid ingegaan op de wijze waarop ik de door u genoemde motie uitvoer. 5. Klopt het dat u nu al handhaaft op de verplichting die bij algemene maatregel van bestuur opgelegd zal worden om bij toekomstige wijzigingen in het aanbod van acute zorg in de regio te overleggen? Op welke wijze handhaaft u daarop en welk instrumentarium heeft u daarvoor? 5 Formele handhaving is nog niet aan de orde, maar ik stimuleer dat zorgaanbieders die overwegen om het aanbod van acute zorg op een bepaalde locatie te sluiten, handelen in de lijn van de concept algemene maatregel van bestuur. Dat wil zeggen dat ze een zeer zorgvuldig besluitvormingsproces inrichten. Allereerst dient een zorgaanbieder die overweegt het aanbod van acute zorg op een bepaalde plaats te beëindigen dit te melden aan de IGJ en de NZa. De IGJ verwacht ook nu al van zorgaanbieders dat besluiten over wijzigingen in het zorgaanbod voldoende worden afgestemd en uitgewerkt, en dat de samenwerking zo wordt georganiseerd dat goede en veilige zorg mogelijk is en blijft. Hij moet ook een plan opstellen om de continuïteit van zorg te borgen. Uiteraard moeten afspraken gemaakt worden met zorgverzekeraars. Andere zorgaanbieders voor wie een eventuele sluiting gevolgen kan hebben, waaronder zeker ook de Regionale Ambulancevoorziening, gemeenten en inwoners dienen betrokken te worden in het afwegingsproces. Die andere partijen moeten niet alleen maar worden geïnformeerd, zij moeten de kans krijgen bezwaren te uiten en suggesties te doen. De zorgaanbieder moet deze meewegen in zijn besluitvorming en kunnen uitleggen wat hij met die punten heeft gedaan. Ik heb de koepels van de ziekenhuizen, de huisartsenposten en de ggz-crisisdiensten in een brief gevraagd om de leden te vragen op zorgvuldige wijze besluiten te nemen. Ook in overleggen die ik voer met zorgaanbieders die sluitingsplannen hebben benadruk ik het belang van het betrekken van maatschappelijke partners, waaronder ook het regionaal overleg acute zorgketen, bij de besluitvorming. 6. Kunt u aangegeven welke overleggen er hebben plaatsgevonden tussen de directie van het Haaglanden Medisch Centrum (HMC) en de directie van het LUMC over de wijzigingen als gevolg van de voorgenomen sluiting van de spoedeisende hulp in Bronovo? 6 Het LUMC heeft mij laten weten dat in het bestuurlijk overleg tussen de raad van bestuur van het LUMC en de raad van bestuur van het HMC op 21 januari jl. is gesproken over het voornemen van het HMC om in het kader van de herstructurering van het HMC de locatie Bronovo om te vormen tot een ‘weekziekenhuis’. Daarbij heeft het HMC het proces geschetst om tot besluitvorming te komen. Het LUMC heeft gevraagd goed geïnformeerd te worden tijdens dit traject, o.a. vanwege het belang voor de acute zorg/SEH-LUMC. HMC heeft dit toegezegd. Verder heeft de raad van bestuur van het LUMC mij laten weten dat naast het bestuurlijk overleg tussen beide ziekenhuizen, er op diverse momenten contacten zijn geweest van LUMC bestuurders met HMC alsook met collega instellingen in de regio en de gemeente Den Haag waar zij de potentiele effecten van de wijziging in het acute zorg aanbod te berde hebben gebracht. Daarnaast is dit onderwerp besproken in het ROAZ. 7. Kunt u tevens aangeven welke overleggen er met u hebben plaatsgevonden over de toekomstige inrichting van de acute zorg in de regio Leiden/Den Haag? 7 Ik heb overleg gehad met de voorzitter van de raad van bestuur van het Haaglanden Medisch Centrum op 9 januari jl. en 23 mei. In het eerste overleg heb ik benadrukt dat HMC voor definitieve besluitvorming ervoor moet zorgen dat alle belanghebbenden (omwonenden, gemeenten, andere zorgverleners, toezichthouders) betrokken zijn geweest en hun ideeën, suggesties en zorgen mee zijn genomen. Daarnaast heb ik ook benadrukt dat er duidelijke afspraken moeten zijn gemaakt met verloskundigen, de ambulancedienst, huisartsen, en het ROAZ over de continuïteit van zorg (weet iedereen precies welke zorg waar heen gaat, is er voldoende capaciteit, etc.). In het tweede gesprek is gesproken over de wijze waarop daaraan invulling is gegeven. U bent hierover geïnformeerd bij brief van 14 januari (kamerstukken TK 2018–2019, 31 016, nr. 185), bij brief van 28 januari 2019 (kamerstukken TK 2018–2019, 31 016, nr. 190) en brief van 25 juni jl. (kamerstukken TK 2018/2019 31016-236) Nieuwsuur, “Personeel spoedeisende hulp LUMC: patiëntenzorg in gevaar”, 18 juni 2019 Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal, Vergaderjaar 2018 -2019, kamerstuk 31016, nr. 133. Toelichting: Deze vragen dienen ter aanvulling op eerdere vragen terzake van van het lid Ploumen (PvdA), ingezonden 19 juni 2019 (vraagnummer 2019Z12594) en van het lid Van Gerven (SP), ingezonden 20 juni 2019 (vraagnummer 2019Z12797) Datum: 3 juli 2019 Nr: 2019D29357 Indiener: B.J. Bruins, minister voor Medische Zorg Bron: tweedekamer.nl
2019.06.22 01:08 Lord_PickelFull Telegram Q&A With Min & Ricky Dodds [6/21 4:20-6:15 EST]
Why do we dump hardest??
Min: I don't know. But, it's not me.
How are DID (end of month) and staking (august) doing? Any news to share if the team is working on time?
Min: As far as I know, both are on schedule.
How do you expect Icx to retain growth purely through utility value? Other tokens go up through excitement but the Icon Dex source code release for instance had no interest from the outside.
Min: 1) ICONLOOP team will be creating apps to push more usage. DID and Broof are just first few trial initatives. 2) We focus on high quality DAPPs that initially focus on user adoption than ICX usage. Somesing is a good example of how they are nicely growing users first before plugging in ICX. 3) IISS - In hindsight, I believe ICX trading + IISS should've come together to incentivize staking. Can't do anything about that now... but staking should be good for us. I have others but some of my thoughts
Will you plz like to update us on inc usage for samsung pass id or line i mean its been 1.5 year nothing happens with these two mega ventures how icx will be utilised in them ?
Min: I can't. Working with enterprises have our limitation.
We understand icon is doing its best to keep up with schedule. but these couple days it hasnt been funny holding icx. retail investors need to know that we are not just holding and bags been dumped on us, what is icon doing abou this?
Min: some days are fun some days are not. it's a part of the journey. sorry I can't be helpful here. Not really a questions I have an answer to.
We've been holding this for over a year, and it's getting worse by day.. can you please do something marketing wise to reward 1000s of people holding and believing here.
Min: Marketing is broad term. We do a lot of marketing. We're on the news in Korea almost everyday.
Is the price swing affecting the project funds or the development?
Min: No. Why should it?
When 5ml buy back?
Min: I can't discuss buyback. At least not now.
I appreciate the above discussion and I am happy to be part of the Icon community, but I do think we make it way too complex. Most people don't ask much. What they are asking for is a competitive PR and marketing campaign that takes into account the current phase of the cryptomarket. The current cryptophase is one that is dominated by Hype and exitement. Icon must learn to play this game. It takes years for the cryptomarket to mature. It's about giving people what they need right now and Icon doesn't do that enough. That is only a fact; however painful this may sound. People are not too interested in too much depth and all kinds of complicated 'technical matters'. Everyone probably knows the old Roman saying: give people bread and play. If I translate this to the present time, then that is: marketing, marketing, marketing, etc. That is the secret ingredient to bind people to you. It's not that hard, but you have to do it. Only focusing on technology and expecting to be embraced is naive. You achieve success by working hard and at the same time making use of all kinds of marketing channels to bind your target group to you. A good example from the past where good tech loses from 'lesser tech' is the video tap war of the 70s and 80s. VHS did not have the best tech, but did win the competition of Betamax and Video2000. VHS knew very well how to deal with the target group (smart marketing campaign). In the end It's that simple. Really!! Come Icon team. learn from the past and learn to play the game.
Min: Thanks for the long note. We marketing budget has limitations. It's not covered in our whitepaper. Our token sale was for development. We raised what we needed for development. Should we do another fundraising just for marketing?
What's Icon's view on privacy and protection of its users? I personally haven't found much info about Icon's stance about this (in the whitepaper mainly).
Min: We believe in privacy and user protection like how all public blockchain should be by default
Min when new partnerships which actually use our icx there are poenty of mou there but many makes no sense in term of icx utility
Min: MOUs are committment to explore opportunities. Not all MOUs translate into a working partnerships. But more increases the probability.
What is timespan for icx connect to other blockchain like ethereum? 2-3years? 3-5 years?
Min: We should be able to complete everything in the whitepaper by end of this year (maybe sip into early next year). But, we learn as we go and developed other things not mentioned in the whitepaper.
Can we expect new exchanges for Us citizens? Thanks
Min: I can't answer that. You'll know when it's announced.
So would that mean Icon started Using ZKSnarks or something in their basecode?
Min: Privacy is something we might include in the future. It's not mentioned in the whitepaper.
Icx is only building building building and dumping which makes no sense
Min: Because they don't do they homework + understand how this industry works. We're not structured any differently than Cardano/IOHK, Cosmos/Tendermint, EOS/Block.one
Min is there any interest in using oracles with ICON, like ChainLink?
Min: All public blockchain will need oracles eventually. Oracles are still maturing and early.
Min, after these weeks of testing the Blockchain, how many max transactions do you think we'll be able to handle once the Preps take over?
Ricky Dodds: i'll help min here. based on some testing ~500tps
Appreciate you popping in, do we have any updates regarding the Smilegate MOU, wondering if Icon are still working together, can see fantastic potential
Min: Can't give updates with enterprises unless the partner confirms. We always want to give updates. Many times the decisions are not up to us.
Does Icon plan to stick to normal Hackathons after this tx event which clearly has caused quantity over quality?
Min: I'll have to ask the project managers. I don't have the answer. Daeki Lee - ICX Station SF Launchpad Manager [UNVERIFIED]: I am not the project manager, but I am involved with the process, and I have to admit that we were trying to accomplish too many things with TX Challenge: stress test the network, get people to build cool services, onboard new developers, etc. We hope to host more regular hackathon like events going forward to incentivize our developers to build meaningful and interesting services 🙂
How close is Icon to being a recognised daily use crypto in S Korea?
Min: Every project in crypto including BTC is still far away. We need to continue to fight for more adoption as a whole. I look at all crypto as one big team.
How is it possible that ICX has dropped considerably on Coin Market Cap in recent days? This worries many Icon enthusiasts, like myself.
Min: I don't have answer to this. Nobody does. Sorry.
Who was the smartest person that suprise you in blockchain industry? You cant answr
Min: Ricky Dodds. This man is brilliant.
Are any open finance like #defi applications on ICON from ICONLOOP planned?
Min: VELIC is not "defi' but it's progressing well to provide comparable products and services
What skills/treats do you personally think makes a great P-rep?
Min: Great P-reps candidates understand the importance of growing the ecosystem. Ultimately, the future of ICON is P-Rep, not me or ICON Foundation. True decentralization means less and less of me and ICON Foundation. That's what we are shooting for.
High level confirmation from icon publicly that they’re doing well and a high level overview of icon’s vision, mission, and progress via a short article would be great. All the info is out there and a lot of us know but newcomers have to dig with it and often don’t. We try to educate but coming from Icon is much more powerful. Would that be possible?
Ricky Dodds: i'll help min here as well. our brilliant analyst is drafting this up as we speak
Btw thanks for joining. Hope my question isn’t too long. I think the community all agrees we would love a high level confirmation from icon publicly that they’re doing well and a high level overview of icon’s vision, mission, and progress. Would that be possible?
Min: We plan to revamp many things after the P-Rep. Lot of things to do so little time.
Just to clarify, much of the information that you wish to share cannot be shared mainly due to many of your partners being in the private sector correct? How do you plan communicating those relations with the public?
Min: There is no good answer to this. We update what we can. That's about it.
Min go to Datadash for an interview or send Ricky to do it
Ricky Dodds: i'm syncing up w/ Blockchain Brad, hope to get something on the schedule in the next few weeks
How about you guys get BlackPink to be a spokesperson?
Min: That would be a dream.
Do you fear P-reps will not share the vision of Iconloop?
Min: P-reps need to share the vision of ICON, not ICONLOOP. ICON is the new digital nation we are building. ICONLOOP is just one part of it.
Do you belive software development is enough to take Blockchain into the future or do you believe there will be a need for optimized hardware as well to support the growth as well was my question.
Min: quantum computing? hardware is always needed to process more data, so yes hardware development is important
Have you made any further progress toward selecting a P.R. firm?
Min: PR is not in our whitepaper. We didn't fundraise for PR. Perhaps a PR firm should apply to EEP and P-Reps can work together with them.
Thanks so much for being here Min. What are other things outside the roadmap are you most excited about? thanks
Min: We testing some cool things interally that we are excited about. More proven ideas make it out and become products like broof.
Will Icon vote / stake with reserves or is circulating supply only tokens to stake with ? @doddric
Ricky Dodds: This is something that is still under discussion. We want to make sure the transition to decentralization is a smooth one
Will Icon specifically sell merch to community members to fund a global marketing budget anytime soon?
Min: No now. ICON is not a merchant. Anyone can sell ICON branded merchandise like anyone can sell USA shirts and mugs.
Is there news about support from TREZOR (hardware wallet). Thanks
Min: Someone should build one. Maybe one of our P-Reps.
Where do you see icon in 5 years? Mission complete?
Min: thousands of DAPPS, DAOs, digital native companies operating together to create an amazing digital economy
Aren't you afraid of icon failing because of no pr?
What do you think is ICONs biggest competitive advantage over competing platforms?
Min: We don't see others as competing platforms. There are 200 countries on thie earth. There can be a few dozen blockchains co-existing w difference goverance structures. We are just different. Those that like to build on ICON will build on ICON. We don't need to be the biggest digital nation although that would be great.
I have asked about 5 times and will ask again. Do you have any plans to appear on the famous YouTube channels?
Min: Sure when I can. Again, my time is limited. I'd like to focus my time speaking at quality events like Money 20/20.
We all respect page 28 of the whitepaper allocates 8% of raised ICO funds to marketing
Min: Yes, we do marketing. We haven't raised enough to do all out PR stunts.
How much money is left in ICON treasury?
Min: I need to check w team. It's enough not to worry.
One of the big concerns i have on the icon ecosystem is theres a ton of development on the private chain with partnerships and development but , how that affect the public chain ? is line and other big companies going to use the private or the public one ?
Min: They will all converge at one point. That's our belief and what we see. Very few enterprises are willing to jump on public chain from day 1. that's the reality.
How do you think we can prevent negativity and fud within the Icon community?
Min: There's negatively everywhere, not just in the room. The silent majority needs to raise their voice.
If ICON is pretty much the same as EOS and several other projects structurally, what do you think we are not succeeding on the token side like these projects? What aren’t we doing that they are?
Min: EOS raised $4 billion > Market cap is $6 billion. ICON raised $45 million > Market cap is $160M. We raised what we need to build. If we raised $4 billion, of course we'd be higher in market cap. Everyone just needs to stop looking at market caps and ranking. That's not the best way to measure project's success / failture. Later Min continued: Disagree that we are pretty much the same as EOS?
Do you consider everyone using Aws for launching their P-rep instances is sustainable long term with centralization?
Min: Oooo...that's a good question. I think we can start with AWS. We'll see how it evolves. I hope all our P-reps are not soely dependant on AWS.
How is the public chain of icon going to succeed on korea since almost every big companie is working with the private chain right now
Min: Just keep our focus on our own. Don't need to worry about others.
Also, I'm sorry, but it's the end of my work day, and I'm a bit slower than I'd like to be. literally just said that they didn't raise money to market, and that marketing isn't a part of their whitepaper. So who's doing all that marketing in South Korea? Is it all just...free? Goodwill of the common people? Interns?
Min: We do "marketing". P-rep campaign would fall under marketing. Most people associate marketing with TV commercials and PR stunts.
Towards which p-rep are you going stake your personel tokens?
Min: Need to see all the candidates first. It's going to be exciting!
Thank you for the answer, but how much of the tokens allocated for the team have been sold? Someone is dumping tokens each time icon starts to move up
Min: I don't know but majority hasn't been issues and once they are issued, it will be under vesting schedule.
Any plans for Icon/iconloop to be involved in smart cities?
Min: Seoul Metro is an involvement. How much bigger can we go?
But i have a serious question do u think icon will be better Thai ethereum 2.0?
Min: We strive to be the best platform. And we believe we can.
What can the Icon community do to make Icon even bigger?
Min: build dapps, daos, etc. build build build or find someone to build
1st- Any insight on the stacked wallet dumping lately? 2nd- Cosmochain announces mainnet launch on Klaytn for 6/27. Are they still Icon partner or what?
Min: 1. I have no idea 2. It's up the Cosmochain. Anyone can join or leave ICON.
How is the ICO/token offering laws in korea, any update on ban?
Min: not that i know of.
Maybe this has been answered already and I missed, but the issues with the icon tracker lagging with the increased transactions. Has the problem been found, and a rough timeframe on a plan to have updated?
Min: Yes, this is known. I believe it's updated or being updated.
Closing Statements From Min: Okay. I have to go. Bye for now~ Thanks everyone for keeping the project alive. Some last words:
Everything is moving forward. That's what's most important. We improve as we go. We fix as we go. It's all part of the journey.
ICON's blockchain was built from ground up. We'ren ot a copy, not a fork of Ethereum or other chains like others. This means others can be launched and operated faster in the beginning. However, in the long run, we believe there are big advantages as a native chain vs. forked chain.
Be ready for P-Rep Election. This is a historical moment you'd want to be a part of. Years from now, you'd want to say that you were involved in the first ICON election.
We are building a Digital Nation together. This is bigger than me or ICON Foundation. We are building a new economy run by new types of companies (DAPPs, DAOs, digital native companies).
People continue to think of ICON as a company. ICON is not a company, but a public project. I'm not the CEO. I don't make all the decisions. ICON team started with 30 > now over 140 > Now I consider all P-rep candidates + community members (e.g. The Iconist News) that are vouching for ICON as "the ICON team"
Be nice. I don't respond to derogatory remarks. Don't spread hate. If you want to criticize what I or our team is doing, please make a proposal instead. It's a lot more helpful.
2019.06.19 01:16 girl_from_the_cryptGod, I love my job.
I just got a promotion today and I simply have to put this out there: I love my job. I love my job so much. I thought I would never feel so satisfied, so fulfilled in my entire life, but here it is! This feeling that only this very profession can give me. I'm a bit of a workaholic, but ever since I landed this job, ever since I started to get into my field, everything around me just faded into boredom. This has become the only thing that matters. Of course, there are downsides to being so in love with a workplace. My partner of three years broke up with me when I became too invested, but I didn't really care if I'm being honest. Things had begun to get so boring around them anyways. There was nothing exciting about our relationship anymore and I was actually glad that it was over. More time for me to work. The pay os pretty good as well, by the way, could be better, but you know. There's always room for improvement. Always. When I received my first order from the higher-ups, I had been hesitant. Very hesitant. The task was clear enough, sure, but I had some reservations. But my boss was extremely supportive. When he saw how hesitant I was, he came up to me, put a hand on my shoulder and squeezed it gently. He then took out his gun, his very own gun, from its holster and put it into my open hand. I closed my fingers around it and looked up at him. He smiled. "A bit worried, eh?", he asked in a soft voice. I nodded with shameful eyes. "That's okay, you know, it's perfectly understandable. It's just natural, you know. But after you've done it once, after you've gotten it over with for the first time, I promise you won't ever be worried again. You'll enjoy it even. You just need to, you know, force yourself. But after you've stopped running away from it, it'll all be fine. Just peachy. So, don't be scared, okay, buddy? First time's always the hardest and practice matters." He let me use his own personal weapon. I felt all the responsibility, obligation and courage he probably felt every time he had held it. As I stood on the rooftop that night and lifted the gun to point it at the man walking down in the street beneath me, it felt hard, icy and heavy. My fingers shook when I pulled the trigger. I wasted no time. As soon as the first shot was fired, I added two more bullets, one of which pierced his heart. Silver. Lycans are persistent, hard-to-kill fellas, but a silver bullet in the chest always works, something I would learn later on. I climbed down from the roof and as I approached the still twitching body of the creature, I noticed that it had started to... turn. Its face had gotten very hairy all of a sudden and there was already thick fur covering its lower arms. When you shoot a lycan, they won't just drop dead on the spot. They'll stay alive just long enough for you to look them in the eyes and enjoy the feeling of victory. This particular one had killed twelve people. It had never tried to restrain itself. This is part of our business' motto by the way. We help if things get out of control. So I stood over the body of the lycan, my very first mission completed, and I looked it in the eyes. Yellow, hateful things. It stared up at me as if it wanted to rip out my throat. It probably did, but doing stuff like that is kind of hard when you're about to die. I stared back at it, the sweet feeling of success creeping up inside me. The day after that I would go out to buy my boss a few drinks to thank him. He always went to drink on the first successful missions of new personell. "I gotta say, most people fail on their first order. Hell, I failed on my first order! But you", he paused to take a big sip of whiskey, "you got it in you! You're gonna make it far, kid. Believe me, not too long from now and you'll be sipping drinks with your own subordinates." Hearing this gave me the confidence that I needed. It filled me with warmth and joy and pride and eagerness. I could hardly wait for my next mission. Of course, there were better and worse days at work. One time, I had to take on a nasty spider lady. Now, spiders terrify me. So when this giant thing came crawling towards me, fangs clicking, I thought I wouldn't make it out the cave alive. But I did. See, sometimes the most logical solution is the best one. There doesn't always have to be magic or fancy bullets made of silver. In this case, it was insecticide. It was as simple as that. Of course, I had to lace it with some stronger stuff to make it work better, but in the end, my little plan was coming together perfectly. Even though spiders aren't technically insects, they still don't like insecticide. Especially not laced flammable insecticide. I grilled that spider lady. Burned her to a crisp. Her and her three thousand children. I almost felt a bit sorry for wiping out an entire family of god knows how many, but then again, if you didn't want me to kill your spider kids, you shouldn't have eaten all those human kids. The worst ones are the humanoids though. Not because they're necessarily the strongest or most aggressive, but because it's so much harder to destroy them. They take the shape of a person, an innocent-looking, soft, squishy pink human. They buid up their lives in our society, most of the time with no one ever noticing that they aren't what they pretend to be. They keep their dirty business behind closed doors, I mean, who looks into every persons' freezer? How do you know they don't store corpses in there? Your neighbor could be a vampire and you wouldn't even know it. Because they don't glitter. They... don't do that. That vampire talk kind of reminds me of Jeremy. Jeremy was not a vampire, but he was a revenant. Jeremy had a wife and a kid, adopted, of course. I don't know what he told his wife in regards of why he couldn't reproduce, but it was definitely a lie. She didn't know she had married a walking corpse. Poor girl. I felt so sorry for her. I felt sorry when I had to kill Jeremy. Kill is probably the wrong term, though. Un-kill? Who cares. I still remember how his kid was crying and how his wife screamed. I think the worst part for the two of them was to see him turn. Right before he fell asleep for good, his body began taking its natural shape. No shape, that is. It became a sillhouette, a mere shadow, and then vanished. I drank myself to sleep that night. That had been one of the worst days. But hey, you always need to remember the good times. Lycans, giant spiders, fairies, hybrids and aliens, those are the most satisfying things to kill. Yes, aliens as well. What are you, shocked? Oh come on, we all know we're not the only one's in the universe. In fact, there have been multiple attempts by other species to reach out to us. Why you've never heard of any proven alien encounters? Why there is no evidence? Because me and my colleagues are so good at what we do, damn it! Let's face it, you all would be pretty screwed without us. People like me have always been around, even though no one ever notices. We're here to protect you. We shelter you, eliminate the things that go bump in the night so you can focus on your life without being paranoid. As long as we're around, you don't have to be scared. We're here for you. Why? Because it's great to protect people. To know you're doing something good. But also because it feels so damn awesome to kill monsters. Now that this post is nearing its end, you'll soon click off and probably start reading another creepy story. Who knows what it'll be about, people on here are pretty creative. But if it should frighten you, know that you don't have to be scared, because somewhere nearby is a person like me, ready to jump to your rescue if need be. And in the unlikely case that they'll be too late, they won't hesitate to avenge you. None of us are lazy. We love our job. Part 2
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