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2023.05.31 00:04 drspeck Chris Simms Top 40 QB Countdown - Goff at #17

Chris Simms Top 40 QB Countdown - Goff at #17
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2023.05.31 00:04 JoshAsdvgi The Dawes Act of 1887

The Dawes Act of 1887

The Dawes Act of 1887
(also known as the General Allotment Act or the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887),
Authorized the President of the United States to survey American Indian tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Indians.
Those who accepted allotments and lived separately from the tribe would be granted United States citizenship.
The Dawes Act was amended in 1891, in 1898 by the Curtis Act, and again in 1906 by the Burke Act.
The Act was named for its creator, Senator Henry Laurens Dawes of Massachusetts.
The objectives of the Dawes Act were to abolish tribal and communal land ownership of the tribes into individual land ownership rights in order to transfer lands under Indian control to white settlers and stimulate assimilation of them into mainstream American society, and thereby lift individual Native Americans out of poverty.
Individual household ownership of land and subsistence farming on the European-American model was seen as an essential step.
The act provided that the government would classify as "excess" those Indian reservation lands remaining after allotments, and sell those lands on the open market, allowing purchase and settlement by non-Native Americans.
The Dawes Commission, set up under an Indian Office appropriation bill in 1893, was created to try to persuade the Five Civilized Tribes to agree to allotment plans.
(They had been excluded from the Dawes Act by their treaties.)
This commission registered the members of the Five Civilized Tribes on what became known as the Dawes Rolls.
The Curtis Act of 1898 amended the Dawes Act to extend its provisions to the Five Civilized Tribes; it required abolition of their governments, allotment of communal lands to people registered as tribal members, and sale of lands declared surplus, as well as dissolving tribal courts.
This completed the extinguishment of tribal land titles in Indian Territory, preparing it to be admitted to the Union as the state of Oklahoma.
During the ensuing decades, the Five Civilized Tribes sold off 90 million acres of former communal lands to non-Natives.
In addition, many individuals, unfamiliar with land ownership, became the target of speculators and criminals, were stuck with allotments that were too small for profitable farming, and lost their household lands.
Tribe members also suffered from the breakdown of the social structure of the tribes.
During the Great Depression, the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration supported passage on June 18, 1934 of the US Indian Reorganization Act
(also known as the Wheeler-Howard Law).
It ended land allotment and created a "New Deal" for Indians, renewing their rights to reorganize and form their self-governments.
The new policy intended to concentrate Native Americans in areas away from encroaching settlers, but it caused considerable suffering and many deaths. During the nineteenth century, Native American tribes resisted the imposition of the reservation system and engaged with the United States Army in what were called the Indian Wars in the West for decades. Finally defeated by the US military force and continuing waves of encroaching settlers, the tribes negotiated agreements to resettle on reservations.[6] Native Americans ended up with a total of over 155 million acres (630,000 km2) of land, ranging from arid deserts to prime agricultural land.[7]

The Reservation system, though forced upon Native Americans, was a system that allotted each tribe a claim to their new lands, protection over their territories, and the right to govern themselves. With the Senate supposedly being able to intervene only through the negotiation of treaties, they adjusted their ways of life and tried to continue their traditions.[8] The traditional tribal organization, a defining characteristic of Native Americans as a social unit, became apparent to the non-native communities of the United States and created a mixed stir of emotions. The tribe was viewed as a highly cohesive group, led by a hereditary, chosen chief, who exercised power and influence among the members of the tribe by aging traditions.[9] The tribes were seen as strong, tight-knit societies led by powerful men who were opposed to any change that weakened their positions. Many white Americans feared them and sought reformation. The Indians' failure to adopt the "Euroamerican" lifestyle, which was the social norm in the United States at the time, was seen as both unacceptable and uncivilized.

By the end of the 1880s, a general consensus seem to have been reached among many US stakeholders that the assimilation of Native Americans into American culture was top priority; it was the time for them to leave behind their tribal landholding, reservations, traditions and ultimately their Indian identities.[10]

On February 8, 1887, the Dawes Allotment Act was signed into law by President Grover Cleveland.

Responsible for enacting the division of the tribal reservations into plots of land for individual households, the Dawes Act was created by reformers to achieve six goals:

breaking up of tribes as a social unit,
encouraging individual initiatives,
furthering the progress of native farmers,
reducing the cost of native administration,
securing parts of the reservations as Indian land, and
opening the remainder of the land to white settlers for profit.[11]
The Act facilitated assimilation; they would become more "Euro-Americanized" as the government allotted the reservations. Native Americans held specific ideologies pertaining to tribal land, to them the land and earth were things to be valued and cared for, it represented things that produced and sustained life, it embodied their existence and identity, and created an environment of belonging.[12] In opposition to their white counterparts, they did not see it from an economic standpoint.

But, many natives began to believe they had to adapt to the majority culture in order to survive. They would have to embrace these beliefs and surrender to the forces of progress. They were to adopt the values of the dominant society and see land as real estate to be bought and developed; they learned how to use their land effectively in order to become prosperous farmers.[13] As they were inducted as citizens of the country, they would shed their uncivilized discourses and ideologies, and exchange them for ones that allowed them to become industrious self-supporting citizens, and finally rid themselves of their "need" for government supervision.[14]

The important provisions of the Dawes Act[2] were:

A head of family would receive a grant of 160 acres (65 ha), a single person or orphan over 18 years of age would receive a grant of 80 acres (32 ha), and persons under the age of 18 would receive 40 acres (16 ha) each;
the allotments would be held in trust by the U.S. Government for 25 years;
Eligible Indians had four years to select their land; afterward the selection would be made for them by the Secretary of the Interior.[15]
Every member of the bands or tribes receiving a land allotment is subject to laws of the state or territory in which they reside. Every Indian who receives a land allotment "and has adopted the habits of civilized life" (lived separate and apart from the tribe) is bestowed with United States citizenship "without in any manner impairing or otherwise affecting the right of any such Indian to tribal or other property".[16]

The Secretary of Interior could issue rules to assure equal distribution of water for irrigation among the tribes, and provided that "no other appropriation or grant of water by any riparian proprietor shall be authorized or permitted to the damage of any other riparian proprietor."[17]

The Dawes Act did not apply to the territory of the:[18]

Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Miami, and Peoria in Indian Territory
Osage, Sac, and Fox, in the Oklahoma Territory
any of the reservations of the Seneca Nation of New York, or
a strip of territory in the State of Nebraska adjoining the Sioux Nation
Provisions were later extended to the Wea, Peoria, Kaskaskia, Piankeshaw, and Western Miami tribes by act of 1889.[19] Allotment of the lands of these tribes was mandated by the Act of 1891, which amplified the provisions of the Dawes Act.[20]

Dawes Act 1891 Amendments
In 1891 the Dawes Act was amended:[21]

Allowed for pro-rata distribution when the reservation did not have enough land for each individual to receive allotments in original quantities, and provided that when land is only suitable for grazing purposes, such land be allotted in double quantities[22]
Established criteria for inheritance[23]
Does not apply to Cherokee Outlet[24]
Provisions of the Curtis Act
The Curtis Act of 1898 extended the provisions of the Dawes Act to the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory. It did away with their self-government, including tribal courts. In addition to providing for allotment of lands to tribal members, it authorized the Dawes Commission to make determination of members when registering tribal members.

Provisions of the Burke Act
The Burke Act of 1906[25] amended the sections of the Dawes Act dealing with US Citizenship (Section 6) and the mechanism for issuing allotments. The Secretary of Interior could force the Indian Allottee to accept title for land. US Citizenship was granted unconditionally upon receipt of land allotment (the individual did not need to move off the reservation to receive citizenship). Land allotted to Indians was taken out of Trust and subject to taxation. The Burke Act did not apply to any Indians in Indian Territory.

In 1922, the General Accounting Office (GAO) conducted an audit of 12 reservations to determine the severity of fractionation on those reservations. The GAO found that on the 12 reservations for which it compiled data, there were approximately 80,000 discrete owners but, because of fractionation, there were over a million ownership records associated with those owners. The GAO also found that if the land were physically divided by the fractional interests, many of these interests would represent less than one square foot of ground. In early 2002, the Department of the Interior attempted to replicate the audit methodology used by the GAO and to update the GAO report data to assess the continued growth of fractionation; it found that it increased by more than 40% between 1992 and 2002.

As an example of continuing fractionation, consider a real tract identified in 1987 in Hodel v. Irving, 481 U.S. 704 (1987):

Tract 1305 is 40 acres (160,000 m2) and produces $1,080 in income annually. It is valued at $8,000. It has 439 owners, one-third of whom receive less than $.05 in annual rent and two-thirds of whom receive less than $1. The largest interest holder receives $82.85 annually. The common denominator used to compute fractional interests in the property is 3,394,923,840,000. The smallest heir receives $.01 every 177 years. If the tract were sold (assuming the 439 owners could agree) for its estimated $8,000 value, he would be entitled to $.000418. The administrative costs of handling this tract are estimated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs at $17,560 annually.

Today, this tract produces $2,000 in income annually and is valued at $22,000. It now has 505 owners but the common denominator used to compute fractional interests has grown to 220,670,049,600,000. If the tract were sold (assuming the 505 owners could agree) for its estimated $22,000 value, the smallest heir would now be entitled to $.00001824. The administrative costs of handling this tract in 2003 are estimated by the BIA at $42,800.

Fractionation has become significantly worse. As noted above, in some cases the land is so highly fractionated that it can never be made productive. With such small ownership interests, it is nearly impossible to obtain the level of consent necessary to lease the land. In addition, to manage highly fractionated parcels of land, the government spends more money probating estates, maintaining title records, leasing the land, and attempting to manage and distribute tiny amounts of income to individual owners than is received in income from the land. In many cases, the costs associated with managing these lands can be significantly more than the value of the underlying asset.
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2023.05.31 00:02 DagothHertil MoonSharp or How we combined JSON and LUA for game ability management


During the development of our card game Conflux we wanted to have an easy way to create various abilities for our cards with different effects and at the same time wanted to write smaller amount of code per ability. Also we wanted try and add a simple modding capability for abilities.

Format we introduced

Some of you may be familiar with MoonSharp LUA interpreter for C#, often use in Unity engine to add scripting support to your game. That's what we took as a base for writing the code for abilities. Each ability can subscribe to different events such as whenever a card takes damage, is placed on the field or ability is used manually on some specific targets. Besides having event handlers we needed a way to specify some metadata like mana cost of abilities, cooldown, icon, etc. and in the first iteration of the system we had a pair of JSON metadata file and LUA code file.
It was fine initially but we quickly realized that abilities typically have ~20 lines of JSON and ~20 lines of LUA code and that having two files per ability is wasteful so we developed a simple format which combines both the JSON and LUA.
Since LUA code could never really be a valid JSON (unless you are ok with slapping all the code into a single line or is ok with escaping all the quotes you have) we put the JSON part of the abilities into the LUA script. First LUA block comment section within the script is considered as a JSON header.
Here is an example of "Bash" ability in LUA (does damage and locks the target cards):
--[[ { "mana_cost": 0, "start_cooldown": 0, "cooldown": 3, "max_usage": -1, "icon": "IconGroup_StatsIcon_Fist", "tags": [ "damage", "debuff", "simple_damage_value" ], "max_targets": 1, "is_active": true, "values": { "damage": 5, "element": "physical" }, "ai_score": 7 } --]] local function TargetCheck() if Combat.isEnemyOf(this.card.id, this.event.target_card_id) then return Combat.getAbilityStat(this.ability.id, "max_targets") end end local function Use() for i = 1, #this.event.target_card_ids do Render.pushCardToCard(this.card.id, this.event.target_card_ids[i], 10.0) Render.createExplosionAtCard("Active/Bash", this.event.target_card_ids[i]) Render.pause(0.5) Combat.damage(this.event.target_card_ids[i], this.ability.values.damage, this.ability.values.element) Combat.lockCard(this.event.target_card_ids[i]) end end Utility.onMyTargetCheck(TargetCheck) Utility.onMyUse(Use) 

Inheritance for abilities

It may be a completely valid desire to have a way to reuse the code of some abilities and just make some small adjustments. We solved this desire by having a merge function for JSON header data which will look for a parent field within the header and will look for the data based on the ID provided in this parent field. All the data found is then merged with the data provide in the rest of the current JSON header. It also does it recursively, but I don't foresee actually using this functionality as typically we just have a generic ability written and then the inherited ability just replaces all it needs to replace.
Here is an example on how a simple damaging ability can be defined:
--[[ { "parent": "Generic/Active/Elemental_projectiles", "cooldown": 3, "icon": "IconGroup_StatsIcon01_03", "max_targets": 2, "values": { "damage": 2, "element": "fire", "render": "Active/Fireball" }, "ai_score": 15 } --]] 
So as you can see there is no code as 100% of it is inherited from the parent generic ability.
The way a code in the child ability is handled is that the game will execute the LUA ability files starting from the top parent and will traverse down to the child. Since all the logic of abilities is usually within the event handlers then no actual change happens during the execution of those LUA scripts (just info about subscriptions is added). If the new ability you write needs to actually modify the code of the parent then you can just unsubscribe from the events you know you want to modify and then rewrite the handler yourself.

MoonSharp in practice

MoonSharp as a LUA interpreter works perfectly fine IMO. No performance issues or bugs with the LUA code execution as far as I see.
The problems for us started when trying to use VS code debugging. As in it straight up does not work for us. To make it behave we had to do quite a few adjustments including:

What is missing

While we are mostly satisfied with the results the current implementation there are a couple things worth pointing out as something that can be worked on:


Adding JSON as a header to LUA has following pros and cons compared to just writing C# code per ability:
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2023.05.31 00:02 InvestigatorAny1952 I don't know what to do, I can't stop thinking

Hi, I am a 22-year-old male. I am not sure if this is the correct subreddit, but I think it is. This is the first time I am telling all of this to someone other than my girlfriend. This is the second time I am writing this. The first one was too long, so I gave up on posting it. I can't stop thinking about all the things my parents did to me when I was a child. I was not like this until 5 years ago when I got into an argument with my father, and I haven't talked to him since. I was also in a one-sided, hopeless love that has been going on since the beginning of high school. These two situations put me in a very desperate state for 1.5 years after the argument.
I was mostly physically abused by my father, but my mother was the one who encouraged it. I got yelled at and spanked many times. As far as I can remember, he dragged me and put me in front of the door forcefully, removing all my clothes so I was completely naked, three times in my life. Once, a teacher at my school even slapped me, and my father told me, 'He is your teacher, he can do anything he wants,' in front of the teacher who slapped me. My mom beat me many times using stinging nettle as a stick and even poured pepper into my mouth. She threatened me many times, saying she would leave me, etc.
During the argument with my father that night, he tried to hit me, and suddenly, all the times he beat me rushed to my mind. I didn't say anything after he tried to hit me. I took my headphones and my phone and left home to go for a walk. I was very angry. When I reached into my pocket to take out my headphones, I couldn't put them on my ears because my hand was shaking in a way I had never seen before. When I saw my hand trembling like that, something happened inside me. I don't know how to describe the exact feeling at that moment, but I started crying in a way I had never cried before. (Even after five years, I still cry whenever I think about that hand trembling. And I couldn't even tell this to my girlfriend; I just can't talk about it, I tried.) I walked for about an hour on the street while crying. I came to a high cliff and started to think about throwing myself off. I sat there for about two hours, contemplating suicide. On the first day after that, my relatives and acquaintances told me to stay at home and not to talk, but after 1-2 weeks, they started saying, 'Start talking now, you shouldn't be angry with your father.' At that moment, I wasn't in a mental state to explain anythying, and later on, I didn't tell any of them because I knew they would keep saying that you shouldn't be angry with your father no matter what.
I didn't throw myself off, but I also didn't feel alive for 1.5 years. After finishing high school, I took the university entrance exam. I was in the top 0.2 percentile and could get into the best universities in my country, but I didn't. When people asked me why, I couldn't say anything. Instead of going to university, I locked myself in my room, cried frequently, and contemplated. Apart from playing a few games on the computer, I did nothing else. I thought about ending my life all the time during this period (sometimes holding a knife and thinking about cutting myself when there was no one at home). I lost all my interests (I started to recover after I saw a YouTube video and found a new interest). Then I took the university exam again, now I am in a university (I got better score than the before).
Before this situation, I used to be a person who remained calm no matter what. But after that, I started getting very angry very easily (although I didn't resort to physical violence against anyone). I curse at the smallest things, especially towards my mom (Yes, I used to speak with her, but not anymore for about 2 weeks).
Once, I saw my mom slapping my little sister, and I just wanted to choke her to death at that moment. I was filled with immense anger and I smashed the glass on the door. The glass shattered, and my anger subsided. Luckily, I only had a few small cuts on my hand. I really don't know what I will do if I see something like that again.
Two weeks ago, I had an argument with my mom, and I swore at her. She told me, 'I carried you in my womb for 9 months. We raised you, and this is how you talk to your mother and father.' I told her what kind of parents they were, and she told me, 'You must have imagined it. I don't remember anything like that.' I cut off communication with her because her actions and denial were driving me crazy. I think if I continue to communicate with her, it will end badly.
I can't stop thinking about the beatings, and it has gotten worse. Right now, I am in the university dorm, but I can't stop thinking. I feel like I am going to become what I was like 5 years ago. I have similar thoughts. I think about the beatings and get angry by myself; I feel like I'm going crazy. I want to hurt them or myself, I don't know.
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2023.05.31 00:01 awesomelybearded 4/28 + 4/29 crowd

4/28 + 4/29 crowd
Wager on my score!
See you guys tomorrow…
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2023.05.30 23:59 Icy-Condition-3187 A Little Late But...My List For This Years Eurovision!

It's been a few weeks since Eurovision and today I rewatched it again a final time for my annual rankings. My thoughts on this year's contest are mixed - Loreen had a good track, but I still had Finland as the winner right up to the end.
Now my opinions on the contest have changed considerably - what did I think for the final time?
This list is based on my own personal observations and listening expierence. This will be for the final only and not counting the countries who failed to qualify
26 - Serbia: Luke Black - Samo Mi Se Spada
I'm just going to go right out and say it - this should not have qualified. This barely makes a coherent song. Luke mumbling into the microphone, whilst unplugging his dancers who did nothing for 90% of the performance was just...it felt like he was not trying.
It's not even that the song was too safe or too risky. The song was barely a song. The performance was a risky one, but the set and production design was memorable. As Graham Norton on commentary for the UK said, it looks like a 'massive soap dish'.
Somehow, Serbia got 30 points. I genuinely thought this would be a Nil Pois performance.
25 - Albania: Albina and the Klemendi Family - Duke
This was one of those performances that was a headscratcher. It was not a sad song, but it was not a fun song either. It had no direction, and having 5 singers with no discernable lead was a massive negative for me. Too many cooks situation, for sure.
It also looked like nobody actually wanted to be there? Maybe the semi finals were too hard for them and they were drained? I don't know. I was not a fan, it was boring, and directionless. But it was still better then Luke Black.
Silver linings and all.
24 - Croatia: Let 3 - Mama SC
I was lost with this song the first time around. Rewatching the performance I have to ask Croatia - did you submit a meme song? It felt like that anyway. Not much more else here.
Incredible outfits.
23 - Italy: Marco Mengoni - Due Vite
People are gonna be mad here.
Live performance? This song would be incredible. But I'm heavily against sad songs for the sake of sad songs. And I get the emotional toil Marco was going for and again, live this would have got a pop out of me for sure.
I was surprised he came 4th. I thought this was for sure one of the weaker songs of the night. Marco, I am sorry. I did see that pride flag you brought out at the beginning and I thank you for representing us, but I was not a fan of that song.
22 - United Kingdom: Mae Muller - I Wrote A Song
You wrote a song Mae that was a load of shit.
I'm sorry. As a Brit, I am truly sorry. But this was another performance I was surprised got points, but if you watched it live in person...I can see myself clapping similar to Marco. But the lyrics were unrecognisable at time, and the production was...
Too bright.
The dancers however (especially the super cute blonde one) had a lot of passion and clearly were into the performance.
21 - Poland: Blanca - Solo
You had a song without a solo.
A very catchy song, but no solo, so points deducted! Blanca can be one of the strongest characters in Street Fighter, and Blanca can also be one of Poland's babes who robbed the show.
Neither happened that night and I am a very dissapointed Street Fighter Fan and European Music fan.
20 - Lithuania: Monika Linkyte - Stay
As a Eurovision regular, I was expecting a top half performance. But this ultimately just sounded like a budget Adele.
Monika has an incredible voice, that's for sure. But at this point I was burnt out and listening to a sad song was not what I wanted. Maybe I am judging this in bias, but the backing singers however, were a big plus.
They seemed like a perfect fit for the ballad that was being played. So thank you Adele - I mean Monika!
19 - Portugal: Mimicat - Ai Coracao
Mimicat's cabernet sequel performance had potential. But ultimately it was a safe song. The samba beats, and the burlesque dance Mimi gave were of high energy, but it was nothing we have not seen before.
A few years ago, this would have been a heavy contender. At least for me.
18 - France: La Zarra -Evidemment
I will preface this by saying her music was not my cup of tea. But I did find it enjoyable! She has emotion, and she did liven up a stale crowd after one of the worst Eurovision acts in history (Luke Black), so she gets bonus points there.
Overall, it was just a tad bit too played down. This is a shame because France has been a HEAVY contender in recent years.
17 - Ukaraine: Tvorchi - Heart of Steel
The co-host of this year's Eurovision, after the war in Ukaraine prevented the winners hosting this year.
Tvorchi, for me, whilst a very visually cool performance, failed to bring what Eurovision is about - I did not feel that this was a song intended to showcase a country.
It just felt like a mass produced hip hop record to be brutally honest. Great dancing however!
Also MASSIVE props to them - minutes before they performed, their home town was invaded...that must have been tough.
16 - Cyprus: Andrew Lambrou - Break A Broken Heart
This is the first song I regret putting so low. If I saw this live...top 10. Easily. But this was another ballad in an ESC with about 26 ballads.
Exaggerating, I know, but roll with it.
Very impressive production however, and bonus points for having no dancers. This song feels like it should have maybe one or two kicking about, so kudos for breaking cliché!
15 - Austria: Teya and Salena - Who The Hell Is Edgar?
This was admittedly an incredible opening song.
But that was all it had going for it. This felt like every 2010s pop song ever combined. Besides that stupidly catchy chorus - the best chorus not named Cha Cha Cha - it had very little else going for it. The dancers seemed muted and the stage production was as simple as it gets.
14 - Armenia: Brunette - Future Lover
I saw rumours System of a Down were offered this year's spot...and I wish they did, because this performance - whilst pretty and attractive - evoked zero feelings within me.
The song itself is ethereal, beautiful, and incredibly well formed. It just did nothing for me to label it as a standout, and just misses a top half finish.
Great rap verse however!
13 - Estonia: Alika - Bridges
Again, not something I would reach for a ticket personally. But this was a beautiful song, and the self playing piano was a nice touch. It reminded me a little of one of my favourite singers - Amy Lee of the legendary Evanescence.
But Amy Lee she is not. She had no stage presence and if I was in the crowd, I would probably fall asleep here.
Incredible dress however.
12 - Slovenia: Jokers Out - Carpe Diem
This song had no right being slept on as much as it did!
I was bopping from beginning to end, and really enjoyed the crowd's energy - they bought into this song. I just wish they played a riskier song, as this was a little safe for my liking. The singer could have done more.
11 - Czechia: Vesna - My Sister's Crown
I was confused as to what song we were going to get here. I was expecting a full folk song, and what we got was a song in the style of Ex-Wives from the musical Six.
The dancing and stage show were a little sloppy, but the individual solos of each woman really helped this song through.
I want to see them next year, I have a feeling this is not the last we shall see of them.
10 - Spain: Blanca Paloma - Eaea
Looking back at this list, I may regret putting this at 10. It was aspheric, dreamy, powerful, and the performance was strong. From the red fabric veils, to the dancers, and the inspired singing.
I wish I knew Spanish because, this song was beautiful. Reminds me of a Spanish Christina Aggulera.
9 - Belgium: Gustaph - Because of You
In recent years, Belgium have been a non factor. But this song...I heard it, and it went straight on my playlist.
It was boogie time, and I did not even care! From my first time through to the final time, I knew this would be up there. Gustaph looks dressed like he is a Las Vegas entertainer, and then you get this boppy beat, and you can't help but jive!
8 - Norway: Alessandra - Queen of Kings
This was the best pop song of the night. Alessandra poured her heart out to an incredible backing track, and some insanely talented dancers.
Yass Queen (of the Kings)!
That being said, despite being a catchy and memorable, it just fell short of a few songs...
7 - Germany: Lord of the Lost - Blood and Glitter
I really did not want to put this here, but Lord of the Lost just...fell short.
I heard Electric Callboy was gonna be this year's contender and I was so excited! Instead, we got this Ramnstein inspired band. And the song was incredible...nothing wrong with it.
But perhaps it was the wrong song. The crowd seemed tired and the applause was not as loud as some of the other heavier acts in recent years like AWS or Blind Channel.
Nonetheless, still better then last year's.
6 -Israel: Noa Kirel - Unicorn
Just narrowly missing out on the top 5 is Noa. Unicorn was a banger. Probably my favourite Israel song in recent years, and Noa is a georgous woman who has a bright future ahead of her.
I was upset there was no Unicron's - points deducted!
The dancing was on point, and Noa herself had some incredible energy. Especially the dance solo. She could have danced that entire performance herself!
5 - Sweeden: Loreen - Tattoo
This song fell off hard in relistens, but I can see why it was so good.
From the visual design to Loreen's impeccable dress sense and nails, and the emotional carriage of the lyrics...she deserved to win, but there were better songs.
I can't help but think Loreen winning was to establish the fact Abba celebrate 50 years since they won Eurovision next year...maybe a Loreen and Abba Collab, as the two most famous Sweedish acts.
4 - Moldova - Pasha Parfeni - Sorele Si Luna
I am a little biased because one of the drummers/dancers was the exact image of what I see in a guy 😍. Horniness aside, this song was EXACTLY what Eurovision is about, which is why it is a top 5 song.
It is a banger, that combines Eastern European heritage and culture with the rich lyrics and sharp sound from Pasha. The drummers energetically bouncing about, and the little Flutist being the cherry on the cake...
Any other year, this would be my winner.
3 - Switzerland: Remo Forrer - Waterguns
It was just not his night. With a voice like his, and as young as he is, he will become like his idol James Arthur for sure.
I was blown away by his performance...I want more of him. I really do. The Swiss Sweetheart really wowed me, and I really wish him the best career because holy shit, I had goosebumps everywhere!
Keep at it Remo!!
2 - Australia: Voyager - Promise
I know Voyager and I was not upset they got elected this year.
Voyager are an incredible metal band, and this poppy, proggy, banger of a hit had EVERYONE talking. I don't think a single person disliked this song. It reminded me of Night Rider in the opening moments, and then goes into this rocky, symphony that is times chaotic, and with that breakdown...
I was just very pleased with this performance. And iirc, this is Australia's best performance since joining! This was a very very kind surprise.
Which means number one is...
1 - Finland - Karrija - Cha Cha Cha
In the absence of Electric Callboy not representing Germany, I was hoping for a rocky, metal like performance with lots of energy and a memorable chorus. We nearly got that with Voyager, but Karrija stole the hearts of everyone...myself included.
Starting off low and slow, leading into a metal like chorus with the harsh vocals coming out, and the Cha Cha Cha being screamed...it was a combination of Finnish metal and pop and it stole the show.
There is no doubt in my mind that he should have won this. None at all. It was perfect for Eurovision! And I am so upset for him, this was the star performance.
And when it goes back into the pop second half of the song...it was ingenious and I have never seen anything or heard anything like that.
Robbed. For sure.
And that is my list! Let me know what you think!
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2023.05.30 23:57 Looouuuhhhgan SoFi offers stackable?

Is there a way to stack these? Has anyone tried this?
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2023.05.30 23:46 justarandomguy96 It was an awful day.

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2023.05.30 23:40 HolidayVegetable Ghost is #2 on this Billboard chart!

Ghost is #2 on this Billboard chart!
Just thought this was cool and wanted to share it.
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2023.05.30 23:39 CorbinGDawg69 Bottom 5 Scoring Submissions of the week from r/Custommagic 05/30/2023

Hello everyone, welcome to Bottom Five! I had to sift through a ton of tutors this week. Let's get to it!
This week's album.
  1. The Anima's Gaze by Natheogen
  2. Sundial Featherwing by Rejinal_
  3. Leyline of Mettle by Copper_Myr
  4. Wanderlust by DiscombobulatedUse40
  5. Forgotten Ice Coast by PeyotePoppins
Dishonorable Mentions:
  1. He who decides death by Kymaeraa
  2. Red Hood Assassin by butelomarelo
  3. Asolta, Royal Historian by bubblebruv
You can find last week's thread here and the Top 5 submissions here.
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2023.05.30 23:38 CockroachTop172 How to grow my follower base?

The truth is that I do a good job posting daily, connecting with people and I have been doing it for over 3 years but I have not been able to reach more than 2 thousand followers / connectins, my SSI is in the top 1 of the industry and I have a score of 73 which is not bad at all.
But I see people with 30 thousand followers or more, it seems impossible to me to reach those numbers, how do those people do it? without being famous of course.
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2023.05.30 23:38 falloeasy Been on a Hot streak for Straight bets. Lets get this bread 🥖

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2023.05.30 23:37 dimesniffer My take on the finals matchup with the Denver Nuggets...

Let me just preface this by saying this is NOT a Denver Nuggets slander post. They're an extremely talented and well coached team that can easily sweep the heat if we play like we did in games 4-6..
This is just some thoughts (perhaps biased) on our matchup with them.
The Denver Nuggets are NOT a successful basketball team
Let me explain..
It is common knowledge that the Nuggets have never made a finals, so with that, it can be assumed that the core players of the Nuggets are extremely unsuccessful in the playoffs and have little to no finals experience. This is their first year where they have had actual success. Let's look back the last few years..2022 was a swift 1st round exit in 5 games against the Warriors. 2021 was a 2nd round sweep by the Suns. 2020 was a 5 game WCF exit against the Lakers. Their is no playoff tenure from any of their main players, they have yet to prove they can consistently succeed in the playoffs.
The Heat are extremely experienced and battle-tested
Much of the Heat core has been to the finals once or multiple times prior to this season, or has experience from our 2022 run. Lowry and Love are proven finals winners, being a top 2 or 3 player on their team during their runs. They are very experienced.
Let's look back a few years like we did with the Nuggets..
2022 was 1 shot away from being ECF champs again in a crushing game 7 defeat. 2021 was a 1st round sweep exit. 2020 was a trip to the NBA finals, losing in 6 to the goat himself (the Nuggets lost in 5 the round prior)..
As you can see, we've had a crazy amount of success the last few years, especially when we are usually not considered a contending team, or a super team by any means.
We packed up both the Bucks and C's this season, both of who were in the same tier as the Nuggets, if not better, coming in to the playoffs. We've been favored to lose all 3 of our series and it just hasn't happened yet.
My point is...what the media says does not matter...What ESPN and analysts says does not matter...We have overcome these exact odds twice already these playoffs, this time is no different...they’ve been doubting us this whole time, time to prove them wrong for a 4th time.
We started to get a flow going again last game, holding the celtics to only 84 points. Herro comes back soon as well, and I know people have concerns about messing up the rhythm, but I'm not concerned. Having a playmaker like that available to score while also freeing up more space for Jimmy and the shooters can NOT be a bad thing (unless his hand isn't right and he just can't hit shots).
Heat Nation... WE UP!!!
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2023.05.30 23:36 Sad_Insurance7466 First Diagnostic Results Are In. Logic Games Suck

I cannot sleep. I cannot eat. I cannot interact with friends. I cannot interact with family. I cannot go to work. I cannot wake up. I cannot watch sports. I cannot do anything until Analytical Reasoning is arrested.

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2023.05.30 23:34 TheBiggestChun Never expect these spots to hit. Actually yelled with excitement.

Never expect these spots to hit. Actually yelled with excitement.
Nice lil quick $500
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2023.05.30 23:33 AquaSpaghetti 100 reasons why superfkr shouldnt commit suicide.

  1. We would miss you.
  2. It's not worth the regret. Either by yourself, if you failed or just simply left scars or the regret everyone else feels by not doing enough to help you.
  3. It does get better. Believe it or not, it will eventually get better. Sometimes you have to go through the storm to get to the rainbow.
  4. There's so much you would miss out on doing.
  5. There is always a reason to live. It might not be clear right now, but it is always there.
  6. So many people care, and it would hurt them if you hurt yourself.
  7. You ARE worth it. Don't let anyone, especially yourself, tell you otherwise.
  8. You are amazing.
  9. A time will come, once you've battled the toughest times of your life and are in ease once again, where you will be so glad that you decided to keep on living. You will emerge stronger from this all, and won't regret your choice to carry on with life. Because things always get better.
  10. What about all the things you've always wanted to do? What about the things you've planned, but never got around to doing? You can't do them when you're dead.
  11. I love you. Even if only one person loves you, that's still a reason to stay alive.
  12. You won't be able to listen to music if you die.
  13. Killing yourself is never worth it. You'll hurt both yourself and all the people you care about.
  14. There are so many people that would miss you, including me.
  15. You're preventing a future generation, YOUR KIDS, from even being born.
  16. How do you think your family would feel? Would it improve their lives if you died?
  17. You're gorgeous, amazing, and to someone you are perfect.
  18. Think about your favorite music artist, you'll never hear their voice again...
  19. You'll never have the feeling of walking into a warm building on a cold day
  20. Listening to incredibly loud music
  21. Being alive is just really good.
  22. Not being alive is really bad.
  23. Finding your soulmate.
  24. Red pandas
  25. Going to diners at three in the morning.
  26. Really soft pillows.
  27. Eating pizza in New York City.
  28. Proving people wrong with your success.
  29. Watching the jerks that doubted you fail at life.
  30. Seeing someone trip over a garbage can.
  31. Being able to help other people.
  32. Bonfires.
  33. Sitting on rooftops.
  34. Seeing every single country in the world.
  35. Going on road trips.
  36. You might win the lottery someday.
  37. Listening to music on a record player.
  38. Going to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
  39. Taking really cool pictures.
  40. Literally meeting thousands of new people.
  41. Hearing crazy stories.
  42. Telling crazy stories.
  43. Eating ice cream on a hot day.
  44. More Harry Potter books could come out, you never know.
  45. Traveling to another planet someday.
  46. Having an underwater house.
  47. Randomly running into your hero on the street.
  48. Having your own room at a fancy hotel.
  49. Trampolines.
  50. Think about your favorite movie, you'll never watch it again.
  51. Think about the feeling of laughing out loud in a public place because your best friend has just sent you an inside joke,
  52. Your survival will make the world better, even if it's for just one person or 20 or 100 or more.
  53. People do care.
  54. Treehouses
  55. Hanging out with your soul mate in a treehouse
  56. Snorting when you laugh and not caring who sees
  57. I don't even know you and I love you.
  58. I don't even know you and I care about you.
  59. Nobody is going to be like you ever, so embrace your uniqueness!
  60. You won't be here to experience the first cat world emperor.
  62. Starbucks.
  63. Hugs.
  64. Stargazing.
  65. You have a purpose, and it's up to you to find out what it is.
  66. You've changed somebody's life.
  67. You could change the world.
  68. You will meet the person that's perfect for you.
  69. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  70. If you end your life, you're stopping yourself from achieving great things.
  71. Making snow angels.
  72. Making snowmen.
  73. Snowball fights.
  74. Life is what you make of it.
  75. Everybody has talent.
  76. Laughing until you cry.
  77. Having the ability to be sad means you have the ability to be happy.
  78. The world would not be the same if you didn't exist.
  79. It's possible to turn frowns, upside down
  80. Be yourself, don't take anyone's shit, and never let them take you alive.
  81. Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. Be your own hero.
  82. Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
  83. One day your smile will be real.
  84. Having a really hot, relaxing bath after a stressful day.
  85. Lying on the grass and laughing at the clouds.
  86. Getting completely smashed with your best friends.
  87. Eating crazy food.
  88. Staying up all night watching your favorite films with a loved one.
  89. Sleeping in all day.
  90. Creating something you're proud of.
  91. You can look back on yourself 70 years later and be proud you didn't commit suicide.
  92. Being able to meet your Internet friends.
  93. Tea / Coffee / Hot Chocolate
  94. The new season of Sherlock
  95. Cuddling under the stars.
  96. Being stupid in public because you just can.
  97. If you are reading this then you are alive! Is there any more reason to smile?
  98. Being able to hug that one person you haven't seen in years
  99. People care enough about you and your future to come up with 100 reasons for you not to do this.
  100. But, the final and most important one is, just, being able to experience life. Because even if your life doesn't seem so great right now, anything could happen.
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