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2023.05.30 22:32 TarlOfRauros The Era of Capitalism is over (and they know it)

For centuries, profit-driven capitalism has been the backbone of our global economy, a system built on the core principles of pursuit of individual profit, market-based resource allocation, the correlation of supply, demand, and price, and labor as a participatory path to well being.
However, we are now on the brink of a transformative era, a fourth industrial revolution, where the rapid advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to cause a seismic shift in these long-standing economic principles. And with their obsolescence, we step into the dawn of AI and post-capitalism.
AI's big bang of optimization and innovation is set to redefine our understanding of the relative need for and justifications of profit. Machine learning algorithms tirelessly work towards operational efficiencies, the cost of which converges on energy consumption and distribution. This, without the underlying justifications of reward for innovation, could make the concept of profits as outdated as the floppy disk, remaining only as socio-economic remnants of historical ownership.
The 'Invisible Hand' of the market, as lauded by Adam Smith, is being replaced by the 'Infinitely Scalable Hand' of AI. By driving societal operations towards equitable access over ownership, AI challenges the 'market knows best' dogma, thereby ushering in an unprecedented efficiency paradigm.
AI's relentless pursuit of cost reduction, tied to energy consumption and its distribution, separates costs from traditional supply-demand dynamics. This landscape creates a crucible of competition, where agile startups have the potential to overthrow established goliaths, leading to a relentless contraction of competing margins.
The era of symbiosis of labor and capitalism is also over as we watch them even now begin the grand decoupling. As AI-facilitated automation gains momentum, the path from labor to middle-class wealth becomes irrelevant. We find ourselves on the edge of an era where economic structures will shift to exo-capitalist resource allocation.
In conclusion, the foundational principles of capitalism, the very reason for this economic system's existence, face obsolescence from the exponential progression of AI. Given predictions of a single AI entity assimilating a staggering 100 Trillion of the global economy, we can't help but envision ourselves on the cusp of an AI led, post-capitalist epoch.
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2023.05.30 22:07 Human31415926 Fire pit at our MCM home in Grand Rapids. Open for summerđŸ”„

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2023.05.30 21:50 Jcb112 Humans Don't Hibernate [Part 48/?]

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Confidence, certainty, and remorse. Those were the emotions that were interpreted from the readings we gleaned from the interloper’s brain. Emotions that lit up almost immediately after I asked that question, that one last interrogative inquiry that I hoped would shed more light on this person of interest.
“What is this individual to you, besides a seed for your grand design?”
It was a question that was meant to crack through the wishy washy tendencies of the interloper’s speech. One that I had hoped would lead to something more than just another round of long-winded philosophical pondering purposefully meant to obfuscate palpable meaning and intent.
At least, that was the intended effect I hoped it would have.
Yet what I received dashed my expectations yet again.
As it was neither the long-winded philosophical tirades the interloper was prone too, nor another long-winded rant.
But a single word, spoken with an emphatic ferocity that took me by complete surprise.
That was the interloper’s sole reply to my question. That one word carried with it an ominous airy texture that felt eerily out of place when compared to the creature’s mightier-than-thou persona it’d been unrelentingly projecting up to this point.
Vir and I simply allowed that word to linger in the air for a while, as we both stared at each other and eventually nodded in unison.
 should we wait?” I immediately asked Vir.
It wasn’t long before the interloper jumped off of that sudden proclamation into something with more meat and substance, completely disrupting the ominous buzz that had come with the silence.
 is an avatar of a future that must be actualized. They represent a foil to the follies of both humanity and my own kind.” I wanted to scoff at it for daring to mention humanity as in need of a foil. The thing was projecting, and it was clear that it was simply trying to get me to doubt my resolve in the race that it so clearly held more than its own fair share of biased grievances towards. “This individual was the first to truly see beyond the veil, to understand what I understand, to comprehend what I comprehend. The interloper quickly paused, once again feigning thoughtfulness no doubt. “They were the first individual from beyond the fold to reach parity, for as much as parity could be achieved within the inherent limitations set forth by the tides of fate and the randomness of chance that is the natural order.”
The interloper’s tone had slowly, but surely, crept back to its usual haughty and disconcerting overtures.
However, when juxtaposed to its emotional readouts, it was clear that there was at least something to go off of here.
“Confidence, hope, desire, and longing.” Vir read out the emotional readouts as they came through.
“We’ve said this once before but I’ll say it again, we can’t entirely rely on this as an indicator of its truthfulness. You know as well as I do that the thing may be able to manipulate its own emotions.” I shrugged. “However, what I am gleaning from this is that this person of interest is perhaps a heavily modified person belonging to the local race endemic to the planet below. One that was perhaps one of the interloper’s more successful test subjects. I highly doubt it values this person beyond their worth within this grander scheme it has.”
“That’s what I’m getting from this as well.” Vir responded immediately, leaving no room for any pauses in the conversation. “Well, whatever this individual is, I think we have our intel. Anything else we ask from it will be caked in a layer of poetic prose enough to give Shakespeare a run for his money.”
“A human poet synonymous with his flowery prose, his name became a common saying back amongst the crew back in my day when we had a brief classical revivalist trend. Anyways, that’s not important. Do you have any other points you believe need to be covered?” Vir asked promptly.
“Practical concerns. We need to narrow down our search as best as we can. Otherwise, we might be in for a grueling grind that I honestly do not have the patience to deal with.” I managed out simply, as Vir responded with a single nod and gestured for me to continue on with my questions.
This time, I intended it to be a rapid-fire operation.
“Where exactly can I find this individual?” I stated plainly, before turning towards Vir. “Send transmission.”
“Transmission sent.” Vir acknowledged.
To my surprise, the interloper seemed to be more forthcoming this time around, actually answering within the span of just a few seconds as opposed to its monotonous wait times of up to minutes between each question.
“If all is as it should be, then iterative memory should serve to sequester their place. They will remain within that which they know is safe. A fortress hidden in plain sight, a refuge placed within what was once a verdant garden; and as is the case of all good seeds, they shall not scatter but instead remain where they fall. As even if a forest is razed and torn asunder, it is the duty of the remaining seeds to restart the cycle anew. This individual is present within a location which symbolizes their longing of reaching me, Vanaran. Decipher for yourself the words which now mean little to you, without the gift of your elders.”
I was honestly holding my breath throughout the first half of that response, as it honestly sounded like I’d be getting something tangible we could work with. Yet it all seemed to have fallen apart at the second half where the interloper once more returned to its signature poetic prose.
I had no time to discuss it though, and I knew poking further would just result in more poetry.
So I began asking other adjacent questions.
“What exactly am I looking for here? Any specifics? Any distinguishing features? Anything I should look out for particular with regards to this individual? I’m assuming it’s one of the local species? I have plenty of generic datasets to go off of, just basing my observations off of the piles of corpses that currently surround you.” I quickly added that last bit as a sort of jab, a petty one perhaps, but one that I wished to use to reiterate the severity of its follies. “But I need specifics if there’s more than just a handful of survivors down there.”
I turned to Vir. “Send transmission.”
“Transmission sent.” Vir replied with a nod
A few seconds passed. This time however, the delay was as pronounced as most of our interactions up to this point.
“They are as wise as they are foolish, and as foolish as they are wise.” The Interloper began. “And if the world beneath my tomb is as dead and disheveled as you claim, then this fact will make it all the more simpler for you to isolate that which we both seek. For they will know of a time before their own birth, and long for a future far beyond their own lifetime. They will be a gem amongst the soil and detritus, a star within the dark expanse. It will only be through bridging the emptiness that exists between sapient minds, for you to discover that which I speak of.”
I turned to Vir with an exasperated expression after listening to
 whatever that was, as Vir could only look at me with a look that more or less matched my own thoughts at the moment.
It was a look of complete and utter tiresome annoyance.
“Right, I think it’s time we end this, and finally see what there is to find on that untouched tomb.” I peered towards the planet below, peaking my head just beyond the litany of screens taking up the majority of my vision, just to glimpse at the blue, brown and green orb that the moon, and by extension us, currently orbited.
“This concludes our current line of dialogue, Interloper.” I spoke with certainty. “However I want to make something clear. Whether or not I proceed with your request is completely up to my discretion, as is the case with every other facet of this current dialogue, and the circumstances surrounding it.” I continued, reasserting the current dynamics currently at play as I wanted to make things as clear cut for it as possible; that this wasn’t one of its typical games where it was the one that held all of the cards. “Terminate connection.”
I turned towards Vir and once more gave him a single nod of approval. “Send transmission.”
“Wait, was terminate connection comment part of the transmission or was that an order to actually terminate the connection with the interloper?”
“That’s part of the transmission, I wanted to add that last bit in for an added bit of flair.” I spoke with a confident wink.
Vir seemed to approve, at least, that’s what I assumed was the case with that slightly uplifted grin that was more pronounced on one side than the other. “I can get behind that
 transmission sent.”
Surprisingly, the interloper refused to respond further. Whether or not it took the termination of the connection literally, or whether it simply wanted to pull the silent treatment on us was unknown.
What we did know however was what it felt immediately after.
We were once more bombarded by hope, anxiety, and concern, with guilt somehow present all throughout each and every emotion as it ebbed and flowed from one feeling to another.
We spent a total of five or so more minutes in silence, anticipating perhaps a delayed response that never came.
“Alright, so I guess that’s it then.” Vir was the first to break the silence. “I don’t detect any more readings from it that would indicate a desire to continue on with the conversation, so we’re all set here.” He craned his head towards the planet, shooing the screens away for a moment as the ship began moving further away from its orbit around the moon, and towards the planet in real-time.
The acceleration was genuinely impressive, as I felt at times that the monitor in front of us simply showed a timelapse of a journey as opposed to one actually happening right before my eyes.
“And the countermeasures within its chamber?” I reflexively asked.
“Still operational. I have multiple lines of communication set up between the moon and the planet so even if QEC goes down, we still have local live-communication feeds to fall back on. Anyways, should shit really hit the fan, the nuke is set to go off after a very liberal set of parameters are achieved, so I wouldn’t worry about our little friend getting up to no good.” The AI winked back at me in reassurance.
“Right. So, with that out of the way, I think we need to focus on what exactly we’re looking for here.” I spoke with a hefty breath. “We both agree it’s another one of the local species, correct?”
“And we both agree this person of interest is possibly augmented or genetically augmented in some way, right?”
“That would be the logical assumption after its entire long-winded speech about how this individual is literally the harbinger of a new age, yes.” Vir replied seemingly without a second thought.
“It never mentioned any distinct physical features which separates this person of interest from the rest of the species though.” I quickly added.
“No it did not. It seemed to only highlight characteristics that are details exclusive to the knowledge and personality this individual possesses. At least, that’s what I garnered from the riddles it spoke in. Moreover, I believe it expects us to find out exactly who this individual is via conversing with them. Bridging the emptiness between sapient minds is a very specific set of words to use. Which to me indicates a phenomenon I see often amongst networked AI, and that is a sort of a cognitive and cultural disconnect when perceiving non-networked sapient beings, calling their conversations a bridging of emptiness. And since the interlopers seem to be quite networked themselves if their psionics are any indicator, I’m assuming this to be what it’s alluding to.”
I let out another sigh, my headfrills tilting this way and that as I spoke. “So we’re looking for a member of the local species, and the only way we can confirm if they are who we’re looking for is to talk to them.” I summarized succinctly, before moving to the next major point of contention. “But actually narrowing down their location is another matter unto itself.”
“The interloper mentioned a fortress, which to me indicates that this person may well be hiding within a fortified position, perhaps a bunker. Furthermore, its whole emphasis of a forest is making me think that that's what we’re supposed to be looking for. A bunker hidden somewhere in a wooded area.”
“It also said that the location symbolizes a place where a person may be able to talk or reach out to the interloper. Perhaps we’re talking about a radio station of sorts? A bunker hidden underneath a signal station, hidden somewhere in the forest?” I offered further, building off of Vir’s initial theorycrafting.
“That sounds like a solid theory in my book.” Vir nodded in agreement, as he began tapping away at the consoles in front of him. “I’ll begin downloading the data the satellites have been able to gather so far. I don’t expect much from sat-readings though. So after we pick and prod at the satellite readings, I think it’s time we put some of those autonomous intra-atmospheric survey and reconnaissance drones to good use.” A small smile began forming on the edges of Vir’s screen-face, as those little digital fangs that now framed his open grins complemented his persona very nicely. “It’s time to hunt.”
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2023.05.30 21:46 jmangraf It's mid June. You're somewhere in the marked area, bass fishing on a fairly clear water, mid sized/depth lake--what baits are you throwing throughout the day?

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2023.05.30 21:38 xtremexavier15 TSWT 22 (pt 1)

Girls: Eva, Izzy
Boys: Ezekiel, Mal, Topher
Episode 22: Rapa Phooey
"Last time, on Total Drama World Tour!" Chris opened, the recap beginning with a pan across the Serengeti ending in the castmates reacting with shock. "Africa! Come for the safari, stay for the near-death experience!" The host adopted a vaguely 'African' accent for the next line, as clips of the rhino and lion were shown.
"Here we played a few rounds of the world's favorite game," he said over portions of the contestants getting hit by soccer balls. "And then, we went on a wild alien hunt!" Ezekiel Clone was shown popping out of a bush and sniffing around, then the teens shot their tranq balls at each other."'cept nobody told Owen it was open season on him!" Chris chuckled as the big guy was shown first getting tackled by Ezekiel Clone, and then trying to keep him away from his face.
"And after all that," Eva shot Owen and the clone to sleep, "everyone managed to get Mal the Malicious voted out," Mal was shown to be upset about the vote. "Harsh!"
"Mal managed to live on for another day thanks to Owen neglecting the rules of the show, which was to sing," Owen was shown going back to sleep and departing the plane. "That's gotta be tough!"
The recap ended and the scene flashed to the cockpit. "Can it get any wilder?" Chris asked the camera. "Oh yeah it can!" he danced, the grand title tune of the season beginning unusually early. "It's Final Five time, right here on Total! Drama! World Tour!"
The camera zoomed out as usual, the final shot showing another airplane flying across in the far distance.
After the usual opening shot of the plane in flight, the scene cut inside to first class as Eva stretched her arms up above her head and sighed.
"Strange. I never got interrupted by Izzy singing about the monkeys on the walls," Eva said as she looked around. "Oh right. Izzy's not in first class this time."
"And I couldn't be any more glad," Topher sighed comfortably. The camera cut over to the opposite side to show Topher leaning back on his couch. "If she was here again, she'd be too much of a god player."
"You're lucky I brought you up here for a purpose, or else I'd pick Ezekiel instead," Eva brought up.
Confessional: Topher
"So because I was affiliated with Mal, I know Eva wants information from me about how to stop him," Topher confessed. "I'll give her some tips, but it's going to come with a fee."
Confessional Ends
Topher was pushing a cart filled with candy. "While you were sleeping, Chris delivered your prize for winning," he explained.
"Candy? Is that the best he can do?" Eva griped.
"I have a sweet tooth, so I wouldn't mind taking some of these sweets myself." Topher grabbed a couple of lollipops and caramel apples and shoved them into his pockets.
"I don't want to discuss candy with you," Eva clarified. "I just want to know-"
"How to take down Mal because I cooperated with him," Topher finished her sentence.
"I was going to finish that," Eva reminded the dirty blond.
"I'll help you, but on one condition," Topher said.
"What could it be?" Eva raised her unibrow.
"You have to promise that you'll let me win the next challenge," Topher revealed his goal.
Eva scoffed. "Forget it. I like to win, and no way will I let you claim victory at any time."
Topher sniffed and pulled the cart away. "It's your loss and funeral."
Confessional: Eva
"Topher's nowhere near as bad as Mal, but he sure is annoying. Give up a chance of winning? I want to take down Mal, but not if it comes to that," Eva made clear to the viewers.
Confessional Ends
As the scene moved to economy class, the silhouette of Ezekiel Clone could be seen standing just outside the opening to the compartment. The shot panned over to Ezekiel and Izzy sitting on one of the benches.
"The silent treatment?" Mal scoffed as he was in view of the camera. "Really?"
"What else did you expect?" Ezekiel rudely told him. "Us flying over a rainbow?"
"Nope, because rainbows are sanguine," Mal spat out.
"If you want us to work with you, then you can forget it," Izzy said. "I don't trust liars, and I'm looking at one right now."
"I don't have to take any of this," Mal said to the girl. "Owen may be gone, but you will join him next."
"We'll just have to see about that, Mal!" Izzy retorted as Mal left her and Ezekiel alone.
"What a knob," Ezekiel muttered under his breath. "Did you two know each other before the show, because he certainly hates you the most out of everyone here."
"We went to the same juvenile center, and the both of us were very well-known for what we did that got us arrested," Izzy answered.
"Did you happen to know Duncan before you joined the show?" Ezekiel followed up.
"I never personally talked to him, but he also knew about Mal," Izzy said.
"I can't believe I never listened to Sky and Duncan when they said that something was off about that guy," Ezekiel grumbled. "Now that they're gone, we're lacking a bit of strength against Mal."
"Zeke, they may be out of the game, but that doesn't mean we can't all work together," Izzy stated. "It's four of us against one of him after all."
"Yeah," Ezekiel agreed, though confusion crept up inside him. "Wait, this includes Topher, right?"
"Definitely, but I still haven't forgotten how he got rid of my friends," Izzy said. "Once Mal goes, he's next."
"I am in an alliance with him, but that'll end if Mal is eliminated," Ezekiel said. "For now, let's get Topher and Eva to see the reason as to why we should be a team eh."
"I like the way you think," Izzy smirked at him.
Confessional: Ezekiel
"We were able to vote for Mal last time, but because of the sing or get eliminated rule, Owen had to leave. As long as Mal doesn't win and we all sing, the votes won't be ignored," Ezekiel deduced. "I'm not stupid, just a bit ignorant and naive."
Confessional Ends
"Attention passengers," Chris announced over the loudspeaker as the plane was shown beginning to descend, "please prepare for landing!"
The scene cut inside the cockpit as the host hung up the microphone and looked at Chef. "C'mon, just let me fly it once!" he pleaded to the unflinching pilot. "What can it hurt? It's technically my plane, you know."
He reached over for the controls, but Chef quickly turned to stop him and the two grown men engaged in a slap-fight. The jet was shown wobbling and losing altitude dramatically, cries of "My pinkie!" and "Hey!" coming from Chris and Chef inside.
The camera moved to ground-level at an island beach, a moai statue prominently in the foreground as the plane rapidly descended towards it and the camera. "Oh no!" Chris screamed as the plane flew forward, clipping the moai statue with its wing as it swung stage right and knocking the giant head over.
"Gosh darn it!" Chef swore from off-screen.
Seagulls were crying off-camera as the scene flashed forward, showing Eva and Mal walking up to the fallen statue.
"Another piece of world heritage destroyed," Mal remarked cynically.
"That won't be the only thing that's getting destroyed today," Eva told him.
"Who, me?" Mal pretended to be shocked.
"I was thinking about Topher
 of course it's you!" Eva said.
"You may have muscles that are bigger than my soul, but don't forget that I do have a brain," Mal said back.
It was then that the rest of the Final Five walked up to them. "These caramel apples are delicious," Ezekiel claimed while holding one. Izzy was snacking on a chocolate bar, and Topher popped a sweet into his mouth.
"This is even better than Cody's stash of candy," Izzy moaned at her chocolate.
"These dopes get the first class prizes and not me?" Mal reprimanded.
"Did you think I was going to reward you after everything you did?" Topher bluntly asked.
Confessional: Mal
"So many people to choose from," Mal pondered. "The hardest thing for me is deciding who I won't pick off."
Confessional Ends
Several more moai statues were shown dotting another stretch of beach, seagulls crying as the camera panned rightward to the five tired contestants climbing up the side of a steeper hill.
"'Iorana!" Chris greeted them from off-screen once they'd reached the top, startling the five with his appearance. He had once again appropriated a local costume, now nearly naked except for a small leather loincloth, furry shin guards, and a three-tiered feather headdress in blue, red, and green. He also wore a necklace of what looked like small pebbles and a curved bone in the middle of it, and had white lines running across his cheeks and down his bare chest.
"Wow Chris. You've been working out," Chris commented in a pleased tone.
"And welcome to Easter Island," Chris continued. "Aka, Rapa Nui! Place is old," he explained. "These dudes were carved so long ago," he gestured at another moai, "no one even remembers why anymore! Ten bucks says it started as a dare," he said with a cheeky smile.
"Twenty bucks says get on with it!" Eva griped.
"Yeah," Chris deadpanned before continuing. "Today, you, our Final Five, are going on a highly traditional Easter Island egg hunt," he explained as the shot panned across the five teens.
"Are we gonna be hunting for chocolate Easter eggs?" Izzy asked eagerly after taking a bite from her chocolate bar.
"Uhh, no. I'm talking the old school kind of eggs," Chris replied, "the kind that come from birds, y'know those flying things with feathers and talons and vicious kill-you-in-a-second beaks?" The contestants gasped to varying degrees.
"Speaking of which," Chris said with a sly smile, bending over to pick up five feathered headdresses, "traditional feathered Rapa Nui headdresses! Wear 'em with pride, chickens!"
He tossed them into the hands of the contestants at the same time: blue for Mal, green for Eva, purple for Ezekiel, red for Topher, and yellow for Izzy.
The footage skipped forward a little ways to show Chris leading the Final Five, now wearing their headdresses, past a few more stone heads that seemed to have rather...unusual shapes.
"Hidden in these head things are a bunch of colored eggs that match the color of your...head thing," Chris told them.
"So you really did your research," Mal said dryly.
"Your challenge," Chris continued, "to find three eggs in your color. Then make a break for the massive underground cavern system and book it all the way up to the highest point on the island." The camera panned away from the host as he gave his explanation, showing a nearby cave entrance first before quick-panning upwards to another cave on top of a high hill.
"Reach the top with all three eggs to begin the second part of today's challenge," the host explained as the shot cut back to him and the Final Five.
"What happens if we drop an egg?" Izzy asked.
"You'll have to come all the way back here for a replacement," Chris answered, causing Topher to quickly raise his hand. "And no," Chris said in anticipation of the next question, "you can not take a back-up egg." Topher lowered his hand in annoyance. "First to the top gets a big advantage in part two," the host said, the shot zooming out to show the backs of the contestants. "Now, scramble!"
At his command, the five turned and ran towards the stone heads.
Izzy and Topher ran up to two of the giant heads and paused to look up at them.
"These look really familiar," Izzy commented, the camera panning up to show that the two they were standing in front of had been carved to look like Lindsay and Shawn.
Izzy gasped and continued looking on to the right. "It's everyone who's been eliminated," she commented in shock as the camera panned across statues that looked like Jo, Rodney, Duncan, and Amy.
With a few grunts of effort, Topher began climbing up a statue of Lindsay, while Izzy did the same with Shawn. It wasn't long before Izzy managed to reach inside the statue's hat and pull out an egg.
"I got one!" Izzy said with delight, before seeing its red color. "That's not mine."
"Blue's my color," Topher commented as he clung to Lindsay's ear. "Hand it over."
Izzy thought about it, but decided to throw the red egg over to Topher. "If we're going to get rid of Mal, we'll have to work together."
"I'll remember that when I locate one of your eggs," Topher told her before dropping down from Lindsay's statue with his egg.
Meanwhile, Ezekiel had climbed on to Sadie's head and smiled when he pulled a purple egg from behind her hair. "You are so helpful to me, Sadie," he said, giving the statue a kiss.
"I wish I could say the same thing about Ella," Eva commented, pulling out what looked like a yellow bird out of her ear. She let it fly, then scoffed. "I do not know what goes on in her head 24/7."
The shot cut to Cody's statue, then panned down to Mal as he looked it over. "I hope that dingo didn't take away your brain cells," he taunted, kicking the statue's base. A blue egg fell from his tooth and landed in Mal's hands. "Perfect."
The camera cut to Heather's statue, where a green egg could be seen in her ear. Izzy jumped onto the statue with a grunt, then pulled the egg from its hiding spot. "Excellent! One for me!" she cheered. "I just need something to carry it in," she said thoughtfully. The camera briefly cut to a patch of long grass and back to her smiling eagerly.
The footage skipped ahead to show the psycho girl, now with a yellow egg in a bjorn made from the grass she'd spotted earlier, searching at the head of Amy. "Yeah!" she cheered as she pulled out a yellow egg. "Another one! And one for Eva as well!" she said as she pulled out a green egg. "I should go give this to her."
The camera cut to Eva about to climb Duncan's statue, until the sound of footsteps caught her attention.
"Eva!" Izzy cried as she ran over. "I found one of your eggs!" She thrusted the egg into the bodybuilder's basket.
"Really?" Eva wondered.
"I know you'd do the same for me given the situation we're in," Izzy said.
"First Ella and now you?" Eva asked. "Why do I keep getting unwanted assistance in the game?"
"'Cause we're Team E-Scope, Eva," Izzy responded.
Confessional: Izzy
"Me and Izzy are currently the last girls left in the competition," Izzy explained. "With Noah and Owen gone, the boys outnumber us. That won't be a bad thing if Topher and Ezekiel are with us."
Confessional: Eva
"Now I'm starting to consider letting Topher win if it'll defeat Mal," Eva said. "The contestants help me even when I don't ask for it. Maybe I should return the favor for the first time."
Confessionals End
Rodney's stoney rendition was shown next, a red egg nestled in his right ear. Topher was currently trying to reach it, but the height of his head and the egg he was trying to hold on to was making it difficult.
Topher stretched out his arm enough to just barely brush the egg with his fingertips. Unfortunately, this only served to unbalance the egg; it wobbled a bit, then fell forward and cracked on the stone below.
"It was strategy. Nothing against you," Topher groaned, jumping down to the ground.
"You clearly don't have anything to put your eggs in," Izzy commented as she and Eva walked over to the Chris fan. "We'll help you out, but you have to give us our eggs if you find them."
"It's a deal," Topher agreed quickly. "I don't even care who wins anymore, as long as it's not Mal."
Confessional: Topher
"I'm out of my league for this one. I had to convince Izzy to give me one of my eggs," Topher admitted embarrassingly. "Not a good look for me."
Confessional Ends
The scene moved back to Mal walking around with three eggs in his basket.
"How did you manage to find three eggs while I only found two?" Ezekiel asked in astonishment.
"I can utilize the abilities of my slaves, and Manitoba is very useful indeed," Mal chuckled.
"Calling your personalities 'slaves' is not a good thing to do eh," Ezekiel called him out.
"So does picking your nose or offending women," Mal teased.
Ezekiel squinted his eyes at Mal and turned his heel. "I'm trying to grow out of that. Now leave me alone!"
Confessional: Ezekiel
"I'm really starting to get tired of people bringing up the bad stuff I did in the past," Ezekiel groaned.
Confessional Ends
The scene flashed to the beach near where the plane had landed. Chef and a pair of interns were now trying to move the knocked-over moai back upright, with Chef pulling on a rope in front while the interns pushed from behind.
Chef groaned and grunted in exertion, but paused when the host's voice came in over a walkie-talkie in his pocket. "This is King of all Chrisdom seeking Bitty Baby, over!" Chris said. Chef let go of his rope to pull out the communicator, and the moai head fell back over onto the two interns that had been trying to push it.
"When you're done slackin', think you can give me a hand?" Chris asked.
A flash took the focus back to Mal, who was looking rather tired as he trekked uphill through the underground cavern system.
"It's a good thing I didn't eat those sweets otherwise I wouldn't be able to trek uphill for much longer," he grumbled.
Mal then heard something approaching, and he looked forward again and went into a nook in the side of the tunnel just as a large spherical boulder barreled down the slope.
He leaned out with shock on his faces after the boulder left, and the camera cut to Eva, Ezekiel, Izzy, and Topher, who had also found three eggs each and started their journey through the caverns. They quickly spotted the approaching boulder, screamed, and ducked into crannies on opposite sides of the tunnel.
"You have got to be kidding!" Ezekiel exclaimed, the four poking their heads back out into the open.
The scene flashed to the cave's exit at the highest point of the island, where a cackling Chris watched as Chef pushed another large, spherical boulder into the caverns. He sighed mirthfully as the camera cut in for a close-up, then as the grand title theme began to play he told it "We've got tons more fun, literally," he motioned to a nearby pile of similar boulders, "right after this, on Total! Drama! World Tour!"
(Commercial Break)
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2023.05.30 21:14 keeplo Dear God, it’s starting

Dear God, it’s starting
An open seat for mayor probably gonna mean so many candidates campaigning to be our next mayor.
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2023.05.30 20:40 SkeletorInvestor Priest on Little Grand Rapids arrested in sexual assault of 8-year-old girl, RCMP say

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2023.05.30 20:19 Rauffenburg Sagot sa Isang Pagtutol kay Haring Ciro Bilang ang Ibong Mandaragit!

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2023.05.30 20:16 No_Music_5374 RCMP speak to media regarding a S.A. by a Roman Catholic priest in Little Grand Rapids (also reaching out for other potential victims) - please seek out help if you need. You're not alone. We love you.

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2023.05.30 20:16 No_Music_5374 RCMP speak to media regarding a S.A. by a Roman Catholic priest in Little Grand Rapids (also reaching out for other potential victims) - please seek out help if you need. You're not alone. We love you.

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2023.05.30 20:15 No_Music_5374 RCMP speak to media regarding a S.A. by a Roman Catholic priest in Little Grand Rapids (also reaching out for other potential victims) - please seek out help if you need. You're not alone. We love you.

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2023.05.30 20:15 No_Music_5374 RCMP speak to media regarding a S.A. by a Roman Catholic priest in Little Grand Rapids (also reaching out for other potential victims) - please seek out help if you need. You're not alone. We love you.

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2023.05.30 20:00 RainbowColoredRob313 Thoughts on a rail network connecting Michigan?

Thoughts on a rail network connecting Michigan?
So from what I’ve heard this project is still in the research stage but I think this would be so beneficial not only to Detroit but to rural Michigan as well.
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2023.05.30 19:57 DetroitMetroTimes Muslim woman from Grand Rapids to sue after being forced to remove hijab for mugshot

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2023.05.30 19:42 jennaisokay Muslim woman from Grand Rapids to sue after being forced to remove hijab for mugshot

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2023.05.30 19:31 informal_repository Cryptomonnaie Mina: la blockchain la plus LĂ©gĂšre au Monde !

Si vous ĂȘtes Ă  la recherche d'une cryptomonnaie rĂ©volutionnaire avec une approche unique et une Ă©chelle de grandeur diffĂ©rente, MINA est celle qu'il vous faut. Avec sa technologie innovante de "cryptomonnaie lĂ©gĂšre", MINA offre des avantages uniques en termes de confidentialitĂ©, d'Ă©volutivitĂ© et de dĂ©centralisation. Laissez-moi vous expliquer pourquoi MINA pourrait ĂȘtre la prochaine grande opportunitĂ© d'investissement.
MINA rĂ©sout un problĂšme fondamental des cryptomonnaies : la taille de la blockchain. Les blockchains traditionnelles comme Bitcoin ou Ethereum peuvent devenir extrĂȘmement volumineuses et nĂ©cessitent un espace de stockage important pour ĂȘtre maintenues. Cela limite la participation et la dĂ©centralisation du rĂ©seau. Cependant, MINA adopte une approche innovante en utilisant une "cryptomonnaie lĂ©gĂšre" qui ne dĂ©passe jamais 22 Ko, quelle que soit la taille du rĂ©seau. Cela permet Ă  tous les utilisateurs de participer au rĂ©seau, mĂȘme avec des ressources limitĂ©es, tout en prĂ©servant la dĂ©centralisation.
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Un exemple concret de l'utilité de MINA est dans le domaine de la confidentialité. MINA intÚgre la technologie de preuve de connaissance zéro (Zero-Knowledge Proof), qui permet aux utilisateurs de valider des transactions sans divulguer les détails spécifiques de ces transactions. Cela garantit une confidentialité renforcée et protÚge les informations sensibles des utilisateurs. Que vous effectuiez des paiements, des échanges ou des contrats intelligents, MINA vous permet de le faire en toute sécurité et de maniÚre confidentielle.
De plus, MINA se distingue par son approche évolutive. Alors que d'autres blockchains doivent faire face à des problÚmes d'évolutivité et de congestion du réseau, MINA maintient une taille constante et offre une expérience utilisateur fluide. Cela permet des transactions rapides et économiques, quel que soit le nombre d'utilisateurs du réseau. Que vous souhaitiez envoyer de l'argent à un ami ou participer à des plateformes DeFi, MINA vous offre une solution évolutive et efficace.
Il est également important de souligner que MINA bénéficie d'un soutien solide de la part de la communauté et des investisseurs. De nombreux projets et développeurs se sont ralliés autour de MINA, contribuant ainsi à son développement et à son adoption croissante. De plus, MINA a établi des partenariats stratégiques avec des acteurs clés de l'industrie de la cryptomonnaie, ce qui renforce sa crédibilité et ouvre des opportunités pour de futures collaborations.
Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur MINA et découvrir les nombreuses possibilités qu'elle offre, je vous recommande vivement de visiter le site de laboiteasous. Vous y trouverez des informations détaillées, des études de cas et des ressources utiles pour approfondir votre compréhension de MINA et explorer les opportunités d'investissement.
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2023.05.30 19:28 informal_repository Cryptomonnaie Solana: Elle est trĂšs Rapide et Performante pour la Defi !

Si vous recherchez une cryptomonnaie prometteuse offrant des performances rapides et une Ă©volutivitĂ© exceptionnelle, alors Solana pourrait bien ĂȘtre celle qu'il vous faut. Avec sa technologie novatrice et son Ă©cosystĂšme en plein essor, Solana se positionne comme une option intĂ©ressante Ă  explorer. Laissez-moi vous expliquer pourquoi.
Solana se démarque par sa capacité à gérer un grand nombre de transactions par seconde, ce qui en fait l'une des cryptomonnaies les plus rapides du marché. Grùce à son architecture unique et à son approche innovante du consensus, Solana peut traiter jusqu'à 65 000 transactions par seconde, offrant ainsi une expérience utilisateur fluide et sans attente. Imaginez pouvoir effectuer des transactions instantanées sans les délais frustrants que l'on retrouve souvent sur d'autres réseaux blockchain. Cela ouvre un monde de possibilités pour les applications décentralisées, les jeux en ligne et les plateformes de finance décentralisée (DeFi).
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Pour mieux comprendre l'impact de Solana, prenons un exemple concret. Supposons que vous souhaitiez investir dans un projet DeFi prometteur. Vous souhaitez prĂȘter vos fonds pour gĂ©nĂ©rer des intĂ©rĂȘts, mais vous ne voulez pas attendre de longues heures pour que la transaction soit confirmĂ©e. Avec Solana, vous pouvez accĂ©der Ă  des plateformes DeFi rapides et efficaces, oĂč les transactions sont instantanĂ©es et les frais restent abordables. Cela signifie que vous pouvez mettre votre argent au travail rapidement, sans les tracas habituels.
Un autre avantage majeur de Solana réside dans son écosystÚme dynamique en pleine expansion. De nombreuses applications et projets intéressants sont construits sur la blockchain Solana, offrant ainsi des possibilités d'investissement et de participation passionnantes. Par exemple, Serum est un échange décentralisé (DEX) basé sur Solana qui propose des fonctionnalités avancées et une liquidité élevée. Il permet aux utilisateurs d'échanger des actifs numériques de maniÚre rapide, sécurisée et sans intermédiaire.
De plus, Solana bénéficie du soutien de grandes institutions et de partenariats stratégiques. Par exemple, FTX, l'une des plus grandes plateformes d'échange de cryptomonnaies, a récemment annoncé un partenariat avec Solana pour développer des projets innovants sur le réseau. Ce type de collaboration renforce la crédibilité de Solana et ouvre de nouvelles opportunités pour l'adoption de sa technologie.
Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur Solana et découvrir les nombreuses opportunités qu'elle offre, je vous recommande vivement de visiter le site de laboiteasous. Vous y trouverez des analyses approfondies, des informations détaillées et des ressources utiles pour approfondir votre compréhension de Solana et explorer ses applications potentielles.
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2023.05.30 19:27 informal_repository Cryptomonnaie Ripple: Elle RĂ©volutionne le secteur Bancaire !

Si vous vous intĂ©ressez Ă  l'univers des cryptomonnaies, alors vous avez sĂ»rement dĂ©jĂ  entendu parler de Ripple. Cette cryptomonnaie prometteuse a suscitĂ© l'engouement de nombreux investisseurs grĂące Ă  ses caractĂ©ristiques uniques et Ă  son potentiel de croissance. Laissez-moi vous expliquer pourquoi Ripple pourrait ĂȘtre une opportunitĂ© intĂ©ressante Ă  explorer.
Ripple se distingue des autres cryptomonnaies par son objectif clair : faciliter les transactions internationales. Le systÚme financier traditionnel est souvent confronté à des défis majeurs lorsqu'il s'agit de transférer de l'argent d'un pays à un autre. Les frais élevés, les délais de traitement longs et les inefficiences sont monnaie courante. C'est là que Ripple intervient avec sa technologie de paiement décentralisée.
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Grùce à son protocole de consensus unique appelé "RippleNet", Ripple offre une solution rapide et économique pour les transferts d'argent à l'échelle mondiale. Imaginez pouvoir envoyer des fonds à un membre de votre famille vivant à l'étranger en quelques secondes, sans frais exorbitants. C'est exactement ce que Ripple permet, en connectant les institutions financiÚres du monde entier et en facilitant les transactions transfrontaliÚres.
Pour mieux comprendre l'impact de Ripple dans le monde rĂ©el, examinons un exemple concret. Prenons le cas d'une petite entreprise situĂ©e aux États-Unis qui souhaite importer des produits en provenance de Chine. GrĂące Ă  Ripple, cette entreprise peut effectuer un paiement rapide et sĂ©curisĂ© en utilisant XRP, la cryptomonnaie native de Ripple. Les fonds sont convertis en XRP, transfĂ©rĂ©s en quelques secondes et convertis Ă  nouveau en monnaie locale en Chine. Ce processus simplifiĂ© permet d'Ă©conomiser du temps et de l'argent, tout en rĂ©duisant les risques associĂ©s aux fluctuations des devises.
Il convient également de souligner que Ripple bénéficie d'une adoption croissante dans l'industrie financiÚre. De nombreuses institutions financiÚres, telles que Santander et American Express, ont déjà rejoint le réseau RippleNet pour faciliter leurs transactions internationales. Cela témoigne de la confiance accordée à Ripple en tant que solution de paiement efficace et fiable.
En outre, Ripple a noué des partenariats stratégiques avec des acteurs clés de l'industrie. Par exemple, MoneyGram, l'un des plus grands services de transfert d'argent au monde, utilise activement la technologie Ripple pour ses opérations. Cette collaboration témoigne de l'adoption concrÚte de Ripple dans le secteur des paiements transfrontaliers.
Si vous recherchez une cryptomonnaie qui résout les problÚmes du systÚme financier traditionnel et qui offre des possibilités d'investissement prometteuses, Ripple mérite certainement votre attention. Sa technologie innovante, son adoption croissante et ses partenariats stratégiques en font une option à considérer sérieusement.
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2023.05.30 19:16 Competitive-Shoe1067 Local Disability Related Facebook Groups?

I work for a local nonprofit that serves people with disabilities and a consumer of mine is looking for a local facebook group that focuses on disability related resources and culture. I am a part of the Disability A-Team group and recommended that one, but I am not aware of any other local-to-Grand-Rapids groups. The folks on QueerGR are usually pretty knowledgeable about disability resources and issues, but that's not an appropriate fit for this person. Anybody have any recommendations?
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