Ab dl partner

ABdL & Partners. Absolute Blooming Development Lab. si dedica con passione allo sviluppo delle persone, dei team e delle Organizzazioni per facilitare i processi di cambiamento e di crescita delle persone e delle Aziende. Da venti anni lavora con importanti aziende italiane e internazionali apportando sviluppo e creando metodi innovativi nella ... There is no legit way of finding an abdl partner. You meet a person you like in hopes of connecting really well. Then you build enough trust to maybe tell them about your fetishes and you’re either lucky enough to be supported in that light or you’re not. level 1. Baby Boy. I understand. I'm trying to find a romantic partner that's also a ABDL/Mommy as well as a gamer and anime fan. I'm just trying to keep it safe. I'm shy so it's hard to ask a complete stranger out I don't know. As I'm 29 and never dated before it's hard to find a decent ABDL/mommy woman in my area that's down to earth. 1. Does the ABDL* partner feel that their ABDL*ness is a part of their sexuality or would sexual activity while in a little mindset disturb them? 2. Does the ABDL* partner need their ABDL* ness to be incorporated into their sex lives to feel fulfilled? 3. Does the vanilla partner still see their ABDL* partner as attractive, diapers, and all? 4. Anyone who tells you your ABDL is a disease, a flaw, a bad habit, a symptom of your damaged sexuality, something you should just get over, etc., is not a healthy person to have in your life as a partner. People that view ABDL, kinks, or anything beyond “vanilla” sex this way typically do not budge from this point of view, and often nothing ... An ABDL-specific or ageplay-specific resource on negotiating scenes may be useful. Obviously, this negotiation should occur when both partners have clear heads. Additional resources: Books on negotiation within relationships, and ABDL-specific books such as The Age Play and Diaper Fetish Handbook or others.

3 - 3 Tantra Experience

2020.10.17 05:53 Freebee4u 3 - 3 Tantra Experience

3 Tantra Experience
Background Story(IND/PB): I was 21 years old, vulnerable. I seek an advise of yoga instructor and mention to him I am not able to concentrate at work. Always distracted and I only had sx in mind. I do have a girlfriend with whom I do have physical contact however, I still mostly think about sx or watch porn.
He invited me to join meditation club and also he gave me 1 o 1 session and I learned a technique how to concentrate and let your spirit (imagination) leave your body travel all the way to sky and come back to your body. (Technique: breathing/concentrate at one point) because I was in touch for many yogis and was talking about yoga. I got an advise from someone random (Breath from lingam(penis)/ My First Tantric Yoga Experience/ It was stuck in my subconscious mind however, due to age and lifestyle didn’t continued the practice. Story continued....
2 - 3 Tantra Experience
Location DL/IND Age 24: Was practicing mindful meditation to concentrate at one point. Occasionally in and out/ specially when I was not able to sleep. Got introduced to Vipashna meditation. Attended 10 days Camp: No talking/No eye contact or any sort of nodding/ True meditation experience/ Concentrate on your breathing and notice every small moving vibrations in your body and than let it go. Control your emotions/ it was second level experience.
Right after three years (age 27) my cousin had her friend from Australia visiting her and she introduced me and we had common ground Vipashna meditation. She was traveling to find her answers on spiritual grounds, experience and learn new things (yoga n meditation) We were together for 2 months and she had experience from back home as strippe model/ yoga/ dancing and gymnastic/ the way our body connected/ the way we had s*x our bodies connected/ till date can’t connect with anyone because when we performed we not judging no expectation/ we were just doing it and breathing. Felt so satisfied every time and no distractions for rest of the day and she left no contact. She was clear for her thoughts and future goals she was around 24 age and wanted to be model and start her carrier in modeling in United States Story continued..
Age 32 Married/Moved Edm/AB: Thanks to the modern social world wherein you can practice yoga/any type of meditation/gym exercises on your phone or tv (YouTube)
I’m in sales and wanted to concentrate at work and have a balanced life style. Desperately wants to grow in the management level/wants to perform not only at work however on bed too.
In last few months I noticed I was just doing s*x with my partner to cum (maybe common problem in couples) not much excitement.
To have a better discipline from last two months: I started Morning yoga with 15 mins meditation. Now I get up everyday at 4 AM instead of 6 AM to do yoga and meditation. Also explored few different meditation methods and one day I came across an Instagram a/c of one yogini who talks about the full body experience (orgasm) which I experienced back in a day. Obviously she was trying to sell her services to men and some other modules to women.
I did more rnd (research) came across lingam meditation (breathing technique for men and women from Yoni/lingam) now I’m practicing everyday.
I am not on any porn sites from over an month. Performing great on bed and even once experienced masturbation while doing lingam meditation.
However, I’m not able to have a full body experience. I need help or maybe partner or maybe to learn how I can experience it? How can I take it to second level? My partner is not at all interested in any of these things or can relate to it.
I think I might be getting vulnerable again. Based on my stories. What do you suggest or recommend?
I understand to take a step on to the leader we need go up step by step. Since I’m new to it and I want grow my spiritual awareness and wants to know myself or I want be Become nobody, how do I control my sexual desires or how do I just experience and control my emotions and move on as in nothing happen.
I’m lost here I think I don’t know what I’m writing, I’m loosing my thoughts. I’m finishing it here. Thank you for your time and patience. Xoxo
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2020.09.28 20:00 No_Possibility_1552 Helping my girlfriend feel more comfortable with her kinks (DD/lg and ab/dl)

Greetings, people of the internet.
My girlfriend and I are long distance and enjoy DD/lg. She's coming to visit me (for the first time) soon (within 2 weeks), and she thought it would be a good idea to try video sexting as an escalation from text-based sexting. Her goal with this was to help make both of us feel more comfortable with each other in a sexual context in case things escalated when she visits. I agreed, sounds like a good plan.
However, the first time when we tried, I unintentionally misread her verbal queues and accidentally made things uncomfortable, so we stopped. We tried again the next night, but she still felt very uncomfortable for some reason. The problem is that she isn't quite sure why. She's sent me sexual videos and photos regularly, and I've reciprocated to a degree that I think she enjoys. But somehow, being live on video made her anxious and nervous.
The more we talked about it, the more I started to realize just how absolutely awfully her previous doms and boyfriends (basically just one of them), treated her. I'm not any sort of expert in psychology or anything, but I do believe that she may have been mildly traumatized.
I've offered to take things as slow or as fast as she would like, but I know that both of us have a very high sex drive. I think she feels frustrated that she isn't able to engage with me sexually as much right now. She indicated to me, as I understand it, that she is worried she'll disappoint me by not wanting to do kinky things. I've explained to her that I really, really don't feel bothered if she doesn't like something, or wants to stop, or doesn't feel comfortable with kinky things for a while.
Related to this, she has expressed to me several times that she is embarrassed and ashamed of her kinks, and that they make her feel unattractive (particularly ab/dl). She also has indicated to me that she felt like I only acted caring about her because it was something a part of the DD/lg dynamic, not because I really cared as much as I did. She has told me that she feels like I only find her attractive because she has the same kinks, which I've tried to explain to her several times is not the case. "Kink is just an added bonus. You're extremely hot regardless," I've explained. I've told her that I am totally okay with vanilla sex, and that her body is extremely attractive without any added outfits or kink. She's also told me that she has been (tl;dr of the story) kink-shamed a few times in the past, and she also had a partner that was strongly into CNC and I think he made her feel sort of like an object.
Finally, she has told me that she is worried I like DD/lg, ab/dl, and other kinks a lot, and that I'll be disappointed if she isn't willing to engage in that as much as I want. This is her first time having a dom who explicitly met with her under the context of DD/lg, and it's her first time exploring the kink with a partner. I tried to explain to her that I only explicitly looked for a DD/lg dynamic because I know that it's very rare, and I wanted to know that it's an option. I didn't expect it to be a 24/7 thing, I just wanted to know that it is on the table.
I would greatly appreciate if anyone could offer advice on how to help her feel more comfortable with telling me she doesn't want to do something. I'd also like to hear stories or solutions from other littles or even doms who've struggled with accepting their kink, particularly ab/dl and DD/lg. If you'd like to be supportive, but do not wish to share with the public, please feel free to DM me, and I'll relay a message.
I care so much about her, and I know we both enjoy sexual things a lot. I just want her to know that she makes me happy and that I think she can overcome her shame about her kinks over time, but that she has no obligation to be kinky all the time. But at the end of the day, my favorite qualities about her are not kink, it's her personality (yes, that sounds cheesy, but it's true).
TL;DR: I'd like to hear stories or solutions from other littles or even doms who've struggled with accepting their kink, particularly ab/dl and DD/lg. Also, she has been really poorly treated in the past and I want her to feel safe and comfortable telling me she doesn't like X, or doesn't feel like Y right now, and that she should believe me when I say I'm not disappointed.
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2020.09.24 20:09 acertainsaint Three Years of Trying to Do More than 10 Push Ups (and the 60+lbs I Lost Along the Way)

Introduction

From "Day 1" in 2017 to Whatever-Day-It-Is-Today, I actually have only dropped from 301.1 lbs to 239.9 lbs. But, I didn't start at 301. I just happened to be at 301 when I started. This is a long-winded story I've been thinking about writing for a minute and finally have the time, the data, and some results and thoughts to share with others.
Here I am today: https://i.imgur.com/APotoNb.jpg and https://i.imgur.com/nBO6Ndj.jpg
Here I am at Day Zero: https://i.imgur.com/KGXuu3I.jpg
So, we'll start from the beginning:
I have always been "husky" or "big boned" or whatever other adjective that loving parents use to describe their morbidly obese children. I liked to EAT. Fundamentally, I lived to eat. And this was compounded by a number of factors:
  1. My family is made up of overweight adults with a palate for fatty, carb-heavy food and, more importantly, seconds. It was weird for someone to fill a plate and then not go back and fill it again!
  2. When I was younger, my mother was an important business-lady and my father was notoriously horrible at cooking. This lead to the common "It'll take too long to cook dinner, so we'll just go out." Next thing you know, you're at a steakhouse eating cheese fried smothered with ranch dressing and bacon two to three nights a week.
  3. My mom tried a few of the crash diet fads in the early 2000's. I remember Atkins being her BIG one; I think she paid for the big box of recipes and all that nonsense (which, ironically, was made funnier by the fact that she didn't start really cooking dinner at home until I was graduating high school in 2008). I remember seeing her "try" and "fail" to lose weight and at a certain point, eh - why try?
  4. My weight never stopped me from doing the lazy things I wanted to do. Not like I'm going to lose weight so I can play Diablo II (I did have the Lord of Destruction Expansion) all weekend. I had more than my fair share of "neck-beard" mentality and a whole LiveJournal of cringe-worthy bullshit that came out of my brain in the 2003-2008 era of High School.
  5. I didn't have any health issues because of my weight, so my weight was obviously not a problem. Right?
Whatever the reason was, I very quickly got fat around age 10 and stayed that way (ask me today and I'll still say I'm fat, just less so).
At my biggest, I KNOW I was tipping the scales at 330-340 lbs (this would have been 2009, 2010). I don't have any proof because if you don't weigh yourself, you can't be as fat as you know you are. I'm taking credit for the undocumented weight loss. If you don't want to count it, eh - 60 lbs is still pretty cool, too.

Stats

Today (September 24, 2020)

Lifestyle

I am a bread bakepastry cook at a restaurant in Missouri and live in a secluded little apartment with my Wife. She farms chickens is the Poultry Specialist for the local university and does science with them, so I get a pretty good deal on eggs. No kids, yet, and no pets, yet. This leaves me with a lot of free time.
Especially since I'm a baker - I wake up around 4am daily and leave work between 12pm and 2pm. The wife works 8am-5pm, so I have a good amount of spare time to myself. I also, because I know this matters, ALWAYS go to bed between 830pm and 9pm.
As far as general fitness, I have just finished running a 4-day/wk variant of 5/3/1 (SSL, 5's Pro) which I did for the last 12 weeks. I've been lifting for most of my journey. I also took up running (on and off) for the last 6 months and have pushed and pushed from a 50 minute 5k to about a 30-32 minute 5k which I tend to mostly maybe run every other day regardless of what else is going on (so, Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun-Tues-Thurs-Sat, repeat). I also tried to include some Strongman conditioning twice a week depending on time.
I also bought a bike in August and have generally enjoyed biking to-and-from work 3-4x/wk despite the ride being downhill in the morning and uphill in the afternoon.
To put it simply, I'm active and I love it.

Starting Stats

Day 1 (August 6, 2017)

Why did you Start?

So I've told you about me in High School. I've told you about me now. What is missing is everything in between.
I was working in a BBQ Restaurant in Kentucky (where I'm from and grew up) and would regularly gamble with my coworkers over little bullshit things. Some of them were knowledge based, others were feats of strength, others were...look - we got REALLY bored sometimes and we had to pass the time. On my Day Zero, I specifically remembered being called out and challenged to do 10 push-ups. In a row.
I could totally do that. Any person who couldn't do that was obviously a big dumb idiot or a Fatty McFatFat. Right? This was the mentality I went into this challenge with.
I hadn't done a single push up in...ever? Since I thought about losing weight one time in college? Who does push ups for fun?
Guys - I'm gonna level with you. I couldn't do 10 push-ups. I could do 5. I lost $50 that day. I was bet $30 that I couldn't do the push ups (I lost that one) and then immediately called out my similar-sized-Boss to do 10 push-ups for $20 (he did 15).
Fuck.
I was torn up. I went home that night and was like - yo, who can't do 10 push ups? That's like, basic shit. I've seen babies do push ups! Ugh.
So I joined a gym. I started a MyFitnessPal. First workout selfie!

Counting Calories - But Never Tracking Weight

For the first few months of my Journey, I tracked calories pretty okay, maybe. I guessed a lot at what I ate (didn't own a food scale) and assumed I was making progress in my weight-loss because my lifts were going up in the gym (I was so, so, so dumb about some of that shit). Oh! I didn't own a bathroom scale. I thought about buying one, but didn't because it was too expensive. HA! God I had excuses.
Based on the exactly 6 data points I collected, I managed to lose 10 lbs between August 6 and Jan 1.
Here I am in November 2017: https://i.imgur.com/fF60Kr8.jpg
Here I am in January 2018: https://i.imgur.com/5bgM5v0.jpg and https://i.imgur.com/HYneJXh.jpg
That's about 21 weeks and about 0.5 lbs/wk. Which is great, sustainable weight-loss.
While I think that MFP overestimates your needed calories, I did manage to lose a good amount of weight at an okay rate over a reasonable time. Here's a major consideration though: I never once tracked exercise via MFP and I set my activity level to Sedentary. If you want slow, consistent results - I think that not tracking weight daily can work. Not for me, but hey - everything works for everyone.
I also dropped 150 lbs of good-for-nothing girlfriend that I didn't much care for. That took WAY longer than it should have. It was a horribly toxic relationship and one that I was glad to be out of. Frankly, the more I focused on bettering myself, the less the relationship was "good" for me. She wanted to drink and drink and drink and I wanted to go to bed at a reasonable hour. My goals shifted and I realized that this particular girl was not The One. Mental health improved considerably.

First Setback

Due to circumstances fully beyond my control, I was rendered bed-ridden and calorie deprived for 165 days. I had no physical activity and I lost 40 lbs in 24 weeks. There were entire days where I didn't stand up. I lost a ton of weight but this came at a huge cost: I lost all the muscle I had worked to put on. Remember how I looked in January 2018? Here's what I looked like in July 2018: https://i.imgur.com/5x8ViQG.jpg
At this point, I was 245 lbs, fully clothed, Doctor Weight. And y'all know Doctor Weight is the realist weight. I was weak, fragile, and barely able to walk 50 feet without needing a break. When I finally did make it back to the gym, I was unable to squat the bar - seriously. I failed a squat with a 45 lb bar at 245 lbs BW.
So I did what any reasonable human being does: bulking season, bitches!
I bought a bathroom scale.
I brought my weight up to 260 lbs by September and held it there through Jan 2019.
This was important for me though - I went up and down a couple 5 lbs here and there but I really did try and keep my 7-day running average around 260 lbs. This took discipline that I was not used to - I realized that some of the cues I took to "eat" were just boredom. I stopped using food as a comfort, as a reward, or even as enjoyment. Food was fuel - and you don't top off the gas tank when the lever clicks.

Diet

This is what works for me, and I know this won't work for a lot of people, but I think it's an important note here, before I lose the weight again: I eat the same foods daily. I find that I cannot handle the mental stress of 1) losing weight 2) having to push hard in workouts despite being purposefully under-recovered and 3) counting calories.
So I don't.
I figure out what every day needs to look like and then I eat that diet every single day.
Currently, I just finished 12 weeks of weight loss. I wanted to shoot for about 2400-2500 calories consumed on any given day. Here's exactly what I've been eating:
Breakfast: Half a gallon of coffee, 6 eggs (ranging in size from peewee to jumbo, but all mixed), 1 tbsp butter, 40 grams of oatmeal, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 140 grams of frozen fruit (blueberries, strawberries, etc), 30 grams blanched slivered almonds.
Lunch: 450 calorie protein shake (50 grams of carbs, 50 grams of protein, give or take) (if I make it at work, add 2 shots of espresso)
Snack: two random yogurts ranging in caloric content from 90-190 calories.
Dinner: 1 chicken breast (8-12 oz) grilled, 160 gram serving of cooked mixed grains (quinoa, barley, farro, and white rice), 180 grams of steamed peas.
And I ate this every single day (with a few exceptions when my wife got bored) for 13 weeks.
To maintain weight, I'll probably just add 6 eggs or yogurt or peanut butter to my snacks and see where that puts me. I like to make easy swaps (like, 2 servings of PB2 is basically 1 yogurt's worth of calories and it solves my peanut butter craving). I don't like to track my calories. And this works for me. YMMV.
Oh! Also 5g of creatine. Every day.

Fitness - and Fittin'-This-Pizza

For the most part, I do resistance training. In Jan 2019, I had a few goals:
  1. Join the 1/2/3/4 Plate Club (spoiler: I didn't)
  2. Do 1 Pull-up (spoiler: I did)
  3. Drop from 260 lbs to 245 lbs (spoiler: I did).
By and large, I was able to go to the gym and lift weights for almost all of 2019 and it's during this time that I really did start to notice "changes" in the mirror and in my body. In March of 2019, I was starting to see a few muscles, my belt fit a little better, and I think I even took up trying to maybe consider jogging with my then-girlfriend-now-wife. Turns out, life is WAY better when you a partner with similar goals. We both wanted to be stronger and so we had a lot of fun weight training together.
One particular instance stands out in 2019. The Lady and I were hungry and antsy on a rest-day from the gym. We wanted pizza but didn't really think we deserved it since we'd done literally nothing all day. Like, you know those days where you sit on the couch and do nothing while binge watching Game of Thrones? That kind of day.
So we decided we were going to walk 5 miles to get a pizza, eat the pizza, and then walk 5 miles back home. And we did. Was it a bad use of food-as-a-reward? Sure. But the journey was really the more fun part! We both play PoGo and had a blast chasing pokemon down the road on a mission to get food. It's a great memory for both of us.
Here I am in November 2019 (243 lbs) about 2 weeks before I proposed: https://i.imgur.com/WldpVU5.jpg And I know what you're thinking - that might be the outline of abs!
BTW - she said yes, we were married in December, and life is good.

2020 - And the 90 Day Challenge (That We Failed Miserably)

In December 2020, I proposed to my Lady (get the double entendre?) that she and I try and lose weight for the first 90 days of 2020. Here's how that went:
January 1: 255 lb weigh in after a night of horrific binge drinking https://i.imgur.com/xaM1E9a.jpg
Feb 23: 238 lb weigh in after my birthday weekend and the last time we tracked weight: https://i.imgur.com/IcMd32Q.jpg
In January, we found out that we would be leaving KY and moving to MO in March. Like, we needed to be packed up and living in Missouri in the first week of March. So we canceled the gym membership in Feb, rented an apartment sight unseen in Missouri, and moved 500 miles away. Life was too hectic to also worry about things like our weight or the fact that we tried to lose weight in a crazy crash-diet for funsies.
We moved to Missouri without issue and then - COVID-19. The gyms closed. I was unemployed. Deep depression set in as I unpacked our new home and did nothing all day. I must have spent a month in this horrific sneaky hate spiral.
March came and went. April came and went. I started to go to the park nearby for a walk and that eventually became a good routine for me. There weren't many Pokestops, so I started to want to get between them faster. Walking became slow jogging and jogging became dedicated running and Pokemon fell by the wayside in that endeavor. Hey - do what works for you, right?
My first attempt at a 5k (which happens to be exactly 5 laps at the local park) was 52:44 walking. I knew I could do better. (Spoiler: My best time to date is 30:30 with a 5-run average of 31:24).
July 20: https://i.imgur.com/KYEaXKA.jpg 252 lbs. I had regained 15 lbs during COVID-quarantine.

Losing the COVID-19

So I set about losing the COVID-19. How hard can it be? I figured I'd lose weight at about 2lbs/wk (which at 250 lbs, should be easy enough). I did the math, figured out my diet (see above) and set to work. For the next parts of the story to make sense, you'll need a graph: https://i.imgur.com/4uec8KV.png
I put my plan into place. A local powerlifting gym was open and I joined on their first day open. It's 24/7 and generally pretty empty when I want to be lifting, so it was going to be safe and had all the equipment and support that I would need to make serious lifting gains.
You'll see that I had Setback #3 around the first week of August: I had literally burnt myself out. I started pushing the 5k times for faster and faster. I bought my bicycle and rode it more and more often. I wanted more conditioning. More cardio. Faster lifts. Heavier lifts.
In short: I kicked my own ass.
I had to readjust. The calories I was eating previously (about 2000/day) were not enough to support my activity level. So I bumped the calories to 2500ish/day and finished my training block.
You'll also see big spikes in weigh-ins - yeah, those are days when the Wife was tired of chicken/rice/peas and demanded something more fun (pizza, chinese, spaghetti, nachos). And you'll see that even those occasional "oh my god why did I eat that?" days didn't really hinder progress. In fact, I will credit my wife with helping to fight the mental fatigue of losing so much weight so quickly.

Milestones:

Conclusion and Takeaways

Guys, I see it all the time in Fitness. This is a fucking marathon. It's not a sprint. It is a lifetime of real, slow lifestyle changes that build and continue to snowball until you look back and cannot believe how far you've come. I could not do 10 push ups! Now I can do 20 in 30 seconds. If you told 27 year old me about what 30 year old me would be up to, I would not believe it.
I don't have much in the way of advice.
My lifts aren't stellar or even really impressive on the internet.
My progress is okay, but I've seen people really crush it and lose more. I'm gonna run the full 21 week program Average to Savage and that should end around my birthday. See where I am at 31.
But I do know that 1 day isn't enough to fuck up your progress. Hell, 1 week isn't even a big set back. 165 days bed ridden didn't hold me back. I have a completely rebuilt shoulder and that doesn't hold me back. Why would one day hold you back?
So, take it one day at a time. Today sucked? Tomorrow you'll do better. Gotta make a sacrifice today? Tomorrow you'll do better. Be better. Do better.
My wife jokes that I live by two rules: 1) Never lie to yourself and 2) There is nothing I can't do.
I'll leave you with that great advice and here's a video of me failing a 435 lb deadlift attempt for shits and giggles: https://youtu.be/LbWHDkCuqjM I have plenty of excuses, but tomorrow I'll do better.
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2020.09.17 19:27 stake_pool Update and Few Thoughts, a (Well-Typed) transcript: Liza&Charles the marketeers, Voltaire kick-off, PrisM and Ebb-and-Flow to fuck ETH2.0 Gasper, the (back)log of a man and a falcon, lots of companies, September Goguen time, Basho, 2021 Titans, Basho, Hydra and much more thoughts and prayers

Hi everybody this is Charles Hoskinson broadcasting live from warm sunny Colorado. I'm trying a new streaming service and it allows me to annotate a few things and simulcast to both periscope and youtube. Let's see how this works. I also get to put a little caption. I think for the future, I'm just for a while going to put: "I will never give away ada". So, when people repost my videos for giveaway scams they at least have that. First off, a thank you, a community member named Daryl had decided to carve a log and give his artistic impression of my twitter profile picture of me and the falcon so that always means a lot when I get these gifts from fans and also I just wanted to, on the back of the Catalyst presentation, express my profound gratitude and excitement to the community.
You know it's really really cool to see how much progress has been made in such a short period of time. It was only yesterday when we were saying "when Shelley"? Now Shelley's out and it's evolving rapidly. Voltaire is now starting to evolve rapidly and we're real close to Goguen. At the end of this month we'll be able to talk around some of the realities of Goguen and some of the ideas we have and give some dates for certain things and give you a sense of where that project is at. The good news is that we have gained an enormous amount of progress and knowledge about what we need to do and how to get that done and basically people are just executing and it's a much smaller task than getting us to Shelley. With Byron to Shelley we literally had to build a completely new cryptocurrency from the ground up. We had to have new ledger rules, new update system, we had to invent a way of transitioning from one system to another system and there's hundreds of other little innovations along the way: new network stack and so forth. Byron cosmetically looks like Shelley but under the hood it's completely different and the Shelley design was built with a lot of the things that we needed for Goguen in mind. For example, we built Shelley with the idea of extended UTXO and we built Shelley understanding what the realities were for the smart contract model and that's one of the advantages you get when you do this type of bespoke engineering. There's two consequences to that, one, the integration is significantly easier, and two, the integration is significantly faster. We won't look at that same complexity there.
The product update at the end of the month... We'll really start discussing around some of these things as well as talk about partners and talk about how the development ecosystem is going to evolve. There are a lot of threads throughout all three organizations that are happening simultaneously. Emurgo, they're really thinking deeply about DeFi and they've invited us to collaborate with them on things like stablecoins for example but we're also looking at oracles (oracle pools), DEX and these other things and because there are already people in market who have made mistakes, learned lessons, it gives us the benefit of hindsight. It means we can be much faster to market and we can build much more competitive things in market and the Cardano community gets first access to these next generation DeFi applications without a lot of the problems of the prior generations and that's super beneficial to us.
You know, the other side of it, is that Voltaire is going to have a systemic influence not just on community funding but also the overall evolution and direction of the platform. The longer it exists the more pervasive it will become. Probably first applied towards the Cardano foundation roadmap but later on it will definitely have a lot of influence and say over every element aspect of the system including the launch dApps and these other things. Basically, long term, the types of problems that Cardano solves so that's incredibly appealing to me and very exciting to me because it's like I have this giant community brain with the best and brightest of all of you working with us to get us where we need to go.
You know, another thing that was super encouraging, it's a small thing, but it shows us that we're definitely in the right direction was that we recently got a demo from Pramod (Viswanath) and his team out of university of Illinois on a protocol they create called PrisM which is a super fast proof-of-work protocol and they wrote this beautiful paper and they wrote code along with it that showed that PrisM is a ten thousand times faster than Nakamoto consensus. If you take the bitcoin proof-of-work protocol, you strip it out, you put PrisM in, you can run the entire bitcoin system 10000 times faster. They have these beautiful benchmarks to show that. Even in bad network conditions. (I'm) promoting this team, they're, they're real researchers, and they're real engineers, they use a lot of cool HPC concepts like springboarding and other things like that to accommodate that. Then I asked him in the presentation, I said well, how much faster if you replay the Ethereum chain? He says, well, that it takes a big performance hit, could be only maybe a hundred times because that model is not as easy to optimize and shard with standard computer science concepts. In fact in some cases there are limitations there that really can't be overcome. It turns out that we're more on that UTXO side than we are on the account side. As a coincidence or intent of the design of extended UTXO we're gonna have a lot easier time getting much higher performance where and when it's necessary.
I also approved this week a scaling up of the Basho project. In particular, to build a hydra prototype team. The science has gotten to a point where we can make a really competitive push in that particular direction. What does that mean? It means that in just a few short months we can de-risk technological approaches that long-term will give us a lot of fruit where and when the community decides that they need infrastructure like hydra. Now, here's the beautiful thing about hydra. If you watch my whiteboard back in September of 2017 when Cardano first hit market with Byron I talked about this concept of looking at scalability with a very simple test which is as you get more people in the system it stays at the same performance or it gets faster. We all experience systems that do this, for example, bittorrent, more people downloading something you tend to be able to get it faster and we all experience the converse which is, the system gets slower when you get more people. What does this mean? It means that hydra is an actual approach towards true scalability in the system and it's a lot easier to do than sharding even though we have a beautiful approach to get the sharding on the ledger side if we truly desire to go down that way. There's beautiful ideas that we are definitely in deep discussions about. That's a very complex thing. There was recently a paper ("Ebb-and-Flow Protocols: A Resolution of the Availability-Finality Dilemma") out of Stanford that showed that the Gasper protocol as proposed for ETH2.0 does have some security concerns and it's going to be the burden on the shoulders of the Ethereum 2.0 developers and Vitalik to address those concerns from those Stanford professors. Whenever you have these very complex protocols they have so many different ways they can break and things can go wrong so it's much more appealing when you don't have to embrace complexity to achieve the same. The elegance of hydra is that stake pool operators are very natural parties to put hydra channels on and every time we add one we get much more performance out of that and the system as it gets more valuable. The k factor increases which means you get more stake pull operators, which means you get more hydra channels, so with growth we get appreciation, with appreciation we get more decentralization, with more decentralization we get more performance. In essence, this spiritually speaking, is really what we meant when we said scalability. That the system will always grow to meet its particular needs and we have a very elegant way of moving in that direction that doesn't require us to embrace very sophisticated techniques. It's not to say that these techniques don't have a place and purpose but it says that the urgency of implementing these is gone and we then have the luxury to pick the best science when it's ready instead of rushing it to market to resolve a crisis of high fees. We'll never have that crisis so there's a beauty to Cardano that is missing, I in my view, from many cryptocurrencies and blockchains in the marketplace and we're now seeing that beauty shine through. Not only through our community who are so passionate and amazing but in the science and the engineering itself and how easy it is for us to navigate the concepts. How easy it is for us to add more things, to take some things away, to clean some things up here and there and our ability to move through.
I never imagined when in 2015 I signed up to go in on this crazy ride and try to build a world financial operating system we would have made as much progress as we made today. We've written more than 75 research papers as an organization many of which are directly applicable to Cardano. We've got great partners who work with Nasa and Boeing and Pfizer, massive companies, that have 10 years of history and millions of users to come in and help us grow better. We've worked with incredible organizations, major universities like university of Wyoming, university of Edinburgh, Tokyo, tech professors all across the world. We've worked with incredible engineering firms like VacuumLabs and AtixLabs and Twig and Well-Typed, runtime verification, QuviQ and dozens of others along the years and despite the fact that at times there's been delays and friction throughout this entire journey we've mostly been aligned and we keep learning and growing. It gives me so much hope that our best days are ahead of us and an almost fanatical belief that success is inevitable in a certain respect. You see because we always find a way to be here tomorrow and we always find a way to make tomorrow a better day than today and as long as that's the trend you're monotonically increasing towards a better tomorrow, you're always going to have that outcome, you're always going to be in a position where Cardano shines bright. Towards the end of the month we'll have a lot more to say about the development side and that'll be a beginning just like Voltaire is the beginning and then suddenly you now notice the beautiful parallelism of the roadmap. Shelley continues to evolve, partial delegation is coming, in fact, I signed the contract with vacuumlabs to bring that to Ledger (and Trezor). The Daedalus team is hard at work to make that feature apparent for everyone as is the Yoroi team.
You see that, with now Voltaire, and soon was Goguen, and these are not endpoints, rather they're just beginnings and they're never over. We can always make staking better, more diverse, more merit-based and entertain different control models, have better delegation mechanics, have better user experience. The same for smart contracts, that's an endless river and along the way what we've discovered is it's easy for us to work with great minds and great people. For example with testing of smart contracts I would love to diversify that conversation above and beyond what we can come up with and bring in some firms who have done this for a long time to basically take that part with us shoulder to shoulder and build beautiful frameworks to assist us. For example, runtime verification is doing this with, the EVM with a beautiful project called Firefly to replace Truffle. I believe that we can achieve similar ends with Plutus smart contracts.
When you ask yourself what makes a system competitive in the cryptocurrency space? In my view there are four dimensions and you have to have a good story for all four of those dimensions. You need security and correctness. A lot of people don't prioritize that but when they get that wrong it hurts retail people, it hurts everyday people, billions of dollars have been lost due to the incompetence and ineptitude of junior developers making very bad mistakes and oftentimes those developers faced no consequences. The people who lost money were innocent people who believed in cryptocurrencies and wanted to be part of the movement but didn't protect themselves adequately. That's a really sad thing and it's unethical to continue pushing a model that that is the standard or the likely outcome rather than a rare edge case. You have to as a platform, a third generation platformn invest heavily in giving the developers proper tools to ensure security and correctness. We've seen a whole industry there's been great innovations out of Quantstamp and ConsenSys and dozens of other firms in the space including runtime verification who have really made major leaps in the last few years of trying to improve that story. What's unique to Cardano is that we based our foundations on languages that were designed right the first time and there's over 35 years of history for the approach that we're following in the Haskell side that allows us to build high assurance systems and our developers in the ecosystem to build high assurance systems. We didn't reinvent the wheel, we found the best wheel and we're giving it to you.
I think we're going to be dominant in that respect as we enter 2021. Second, you look at things like ease of maintenance, ease of deployment, the life cycle of the software upgrades to the software and as we've demonstrated with things like the hard fork combinator and the fact that Voltaire is not just a governance layer for ada and Cardano but will eventually be reusable for any dApp deployed on our system. You have very natural tooling that's going to allow people to upgrade their smart contracts, their dApps and enable governance for their users at an incredibly low cost and not have to reinvent the governance wheel each and every application. This is another unique property to our system and it can be reused for the dApps that you deploy on your system as I've mentioned before. Performance is a significant concern and this was often corrupted by marketers especially ICO marketers who really wanted to differentiate (and) say: "our protocol tested on a single server in someone's basement is 500000 transactions per second" and somehow that translates to real life performance and that's antithetical to anyone who's ever to study distributed systems and understands the reality of these systems and where they go and what they do and in terms of performance. I think we have the most logical approach. You know, we have 10 years of history with bitcoin, it's a massive system, we've learned a huge amount and there's a lot of papers written about, a lot of practical projects and bitcoin is about to step into the world of smart contracts. We congratulate them on getting Schnorr sigs in and the success of Taproot. That means entering 2021, 2022, we are going to start seeing legitimate dApps DeFi projects, real applications, instead of choosing Ethereum or Algorand, EOS, Cardano, choosing bitcoin and they're adding a lot to that conversation. I think that ultimately that model has a lot of promise which is why we built a better one. There are still significant limitations with what bitcoin can accomplish from settlement time to the verbosity of contracts that can be written.
The extended UTXO model was designed to be the fastest accounting and most charitable accounting model ever, on and off chain, and hydra was designed to allow you to flex between those two systems seamlessly. When you look at the foundations of where we're at and how we can extend this from domain specific languages, for domain experts, such as Marlowe to financial experts, and the DSLs that will come later, for others, like lawyers and supply chain experts in medical databases and so forth and how easy it is to write and deploy these. Plutus being beautiful glue code for both on and off chain communications. I think we have an incredibly competitive offering for performance and when hydra comes, simply put, there'll be no one faster. If we need to shard, we're going to do that and definitely better than anybody else because we know where our security model sits and there won't be surprise Stanford papers to blindside us that require immediate addressing.
In terms of operating costs, this is the last component, in my view, and that's basically how much does it cost you the developer to run your application? There are really two dimensions, one is predictability and the other is amount. It's not just good enough to say: it's a penny per transaction today. You need to know that after you spend millions of dollars and months or years of effort building something and deploying something that you're not going to wake up tomorrow and now it's five dollars to do what used to cost a penny. You need that cost to be as low as possible and as predictable as possible and again the way that we architectured our system and as we turn things on towards the end of this year and as we enter into the next year we believe we have a great approach to achieve low operating cost. One person asks why Cardano? Well because we have great security and correctness in the development experience and tools with 35 years of legacy that were built right the first time and don't put the burdens of mistakes on your customers. They ask why Cardano and we say: well the chain itself is going to give you great solutions with identity value transformation and governance itself and as a consequence when you talk about upgrading your applications having a relationship with your customers of your applications and you talk about the ease of maintenance of those applications. There's going to be a good story there and we have beautiful frameworks like Voltaire that allow that story to evolve and we keep adding partners and who have decades of experience to get us along. We won't stop until it's much better. They asked why Cardano? We said because at the moment we're 10 times faster today than Ethereum today and that's all we really need for this year and next year to be honest and in the future we can be as fast as we need to be because we're truly scalable. As the system gets more decentralized the system improves performance and where and when we need to shard we can do that. We'll have the luxury of time to do it right, the Cardano way, and when people ask why Cardano? Because the reality is, it's very cheap to do things on our platform and the way we're building things. That's going to continue being the case and we have the governance mechanisms to allow the community to readjust fees and parameters so that it can continue being affordable for users. Everything in the system will eventually be customizable and parameterizable: from block size, to transaction fees and the community will be in a good position to dynamically allocate these things where and when needed so that we can enjoy as an ecosystem predictability in our cost.
In the coming weeks and months, especially in my company, we're going to invest a lot of time and effort into comparison marketing and product marketing. When I see people say, oh well, you've launched proof of stake, a lot of other people have done. I don't think those people fully appreciate the magnitude of what we actually accomplished as an ecosystem and the quality of the protocols that are in distribution. That's not their fault, it's our fault, because we didn't take the time in simplistic terms, not scientific papers and deep code and formal specifications, but rather everyday language, to really show why we're different. I admit that that's a product failing and that needs to be corrected so we hired a great marketing director, named Liza (Horowitz?) and she is going to work full time with me and others in the ecosystem, a great team of people, every single day to get out there and explain what we have done is novel, unique, competitive and special to our industry. Everything from Ouroboros and contrast to major other protocols from the EOSes and Algorands and the Tezos of the world. Why we're different, trade-offs we chose over them, to our network stack, to the extended UTXO model, to Plutus, to Marlowe and we're going to keep hammering away at that until we get it right and everybody acknowledges and sees what has been accomplished.
I've spent five years of my life, good years of my life, and missed a lot to get this project where it needs to go. All of our employees have invested huge sums of their personal lives, their time, their brand, their careers, in trying to make this the really most magical and special cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure around. No one ever signed up in this company or the other companies working on Cardano to work on a mediocre protocol. That's just another blockchain, they signed up to change the world, they signed up to build a system that legitimately can look at you in the face and say: one day we have the potential to have a billion users! That's what they signed up for and they showed up to play. They built technology that evolves in that direction with some certainty and great foundations and we have an obligation to market in a way that can show the world why, succinctly, with clarity. Understandably, this has been a failing in the past but you know what? You can always be better tomorrow that monotonically increasing make it better and that's what we're going to do. We recognized it and we're going to invest in it and with Voltaire if we can't do it. You the community can do it and we'll work with you. If you can do a better job and the funding will be there to get that done. In addition to this, we think about 2021 and we ask where does the future take us? I've thought a lot about this you know I've thought a lot about how do we get the next five years as we close out 2020 and here's the reality: we're not going to leave as a company until we have smart contracts and multi-asset and Voltaire has evolved to a point where the community can comfortably make decisions about the future of the protocol and that the staking experience has solidified and it's stable.
I don't care if this costs me millions or tens of millions of dollars out of my own pocket to make happen. I'm going to do that because that's my commitment to you, the community and every product update will keep pushing our way there. We'll continue to get more transparent, we'll continue to get more aggressive and hire more and parallelize more. Aware when we can, to deliver that experience so that Cardano gets where it needs to go. Then when we ask about where do we go next? The reality is that the science as an industry, the engineering as an industry has given a menu of incredibly unique attractive and sexy things that we can pursue. What we're going to do is work with the community and the very same tools that are turning on today, the Voltaire tools, the cardano.ideascale.com tools and we're going to propose a consortium and we're going to bring the best and brightest together and give a vision of where we can take the system in another five years. With the benefit of hindsight, massively improved processes, better estimation capabilities and the fact that we're not starting with two people at IOG. We're starting with 250 people and the best scientific division in our industry and the legacy of almost, nearly by the end of this year, 100 scientific papers. That's us, you know what, there's dozens of companies throughout the history who have worked on Cardano. It's about time to scale them up too and get client diversity. So come next year when the protocol has evolved to the point where it's ready for it, we'll have that conversation with you the community and that's going to be a beautiful conversation. At the conclusion of it, there's going to be certainty of how we're going to evolve over the next five years to get ourselves beyond the cryptocurrency space. I'm very tired of these conversations we have about: are you going to go to (coindesk's) consensus or not? Or who's going to be the big winner? What about Libra or what about this particular regulation and this crypto unicorn and this thing?
You know I've been in the space a long time and I've noticed that people keep saying the same things year after year in the same venues. Yes, the crowd sizes get larger and the amount of value at risk gets larger but I haven't seen a lot of progress in the places where I feel it is absolutely necessary for this technology to be permanent in the developing world. We need to see economic identity. People often ask what is the mission for Cardano? For us IOG, you look at economic identity and you take a look at a roadmap. For it, you scale up and down, and each and every step along the way, from open data, to self-sovereign identity, to financial inclusion. You can keep going down: to decentralized lending, decentralized insurance, decentralized banking. Each and every step along the way to economic identity. When you admit a blockchain tells you that, there's a collection of applications and infrastructure that you need to build.
My life's work is to get to a point where we have the technology to do that. The infrastructure to do that, with principles, and so we'll keep evolving Cardano and we'll keep evolving the space as a whole and the science as a whole until I can wake up and say: each box and that road to economic identity, for all people not just one group, we have a solution for that. I'm going to put those applications on Cardano and success for me is not about us being king of the crypto hill and having a higher market cap than bitcoin or being entrepreneur of the year coindesk's most influential person. It's meaningless noise, success for me is reflecting back at the things that we have accomplished together and recognizing that millions if not billions now live in a system where they all matter, they all have a voice, they all have an equal footing. The Jeff Bezos of the world have the very same experience as the person born in Rwanda and we're not done until that's the case. It's a long road, it's a hard road, but you know what? We're making progress, we have great people in Africa, we have great people in eastern Europe, we have great people in southeast Asia and great partners all along the way. Great people, Latin America, great people in south America, great people here in the United States.
When we talk about economic identity there are millions, if not tens of millions of Americans who don't have it. Same for Canadians, hundreds of thousands, who don't have it. Developed western cultures, it's the greatest blind spot of policy and as we enter into a depression as a result of coronavirus, add millions if not tens of millions more onto that list. Generations are being disenfranchised by this legacy system and we as an ecosystem, we as an entire community are offering a different way forward. Not hyper centralizationn not social credit but a way forward where you own your own money, your own identity, your own data. You're not a victim of surveillance capitalism, you're not a victim of civil asset forfeiture. When you say the wrong things, you get shut out of society. Each and every human being matters and I'm optimistic to believe that when you remind people that they matter they're gonna rise to the occasion. That is the point of my company. In the things that we do each and every day, that's our mission to give the platforms to the world so that those who don't have economic identity can get it and they can keep it and no one can take it from them and they can enjoy an ever increasing growth of standard of living wealth and prosperity.
However you want to measure that this is my goal post, I couldn't care less about the cryptocurrency space. It was a great place to start but the space needs to be reminded why it exists. Bitcoin was given a mandate on the back of the 2008 financial crisis to do something different. It was not given a mandate to go be a new settlement layer for central banks or a new way for the old guard to make more money and banks get bigger and for those who are in control to preserve their power. The whole point of doing something so crazy as to buy a coin that doesn't even exist in real life, that's just a bunch of numbers in the cloud, the whole point of that was so that we as a society could do something different than the way that we'd been doing things before. So, each and every member of the cryptocurrency space needs to remind everyone else from time to time why we're here and where did we come from and where are we going to go.
The beauty of Cardano is we have already achieved for the most part a decentralized brain and that momentum is pushing harder than ever. More and more scientists are waking up, more and more institutions are waking up, getting us there. The code we have, the right approach and I think we have a great competitive offering for 2021 as we go and battle the titans and that's going to be a lot of fun but we know who we are and where we're going and we're in the right places. It's so incredibly encouraging to see the stake pool operators not just be from California or Texas or New York or Canada. To see a lot of stake pool operators from the place that need the most, help everybody does matter and it means a lot to me for the people who are there but it means a lot to everybody to say that we have created an equal platform. It makes the participation of all of us so much more meaningful. We're not just talking to each other, we're talking to the world and by working together on this platform we're lifting the world up and giving people hope. That's the point, there's a lot more to do, we didn't get everything done. You never do you aspire, you work hard, you set a moon, shot and sometimes you can just get to orbit with the first go but you know what? When you build the next rocket you can go to Mars.
Thank you all for being with me, thank you all for being part of this. Today was a damn good day with the announcement of Voltaire. Go to cardano.ideascale.com. You can participate in that, so end of September is going to be a good day too. There's a lot of good days to come, in between a lot of hard days, doing tasks sometimes entirely forgettable but always necessary to keep the revolution going and the movement going. I cannot wait for 2021, our best days are ahead of us, because of you. You all take care now .
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFa9zL_Dl_w
Other things mentioned:
https://cardano.ideascale.com/
https://www.atixlabs.com/blockchain
https://www.well-typed.com/
https://www.vacuumlabs.com/
https://medium.com/interdax/what-is-taproot-and-how-will-it-benefit-bitcoin-5c8944eed8da
https://medium.com/interdax/how-will-schnorr-signatures-benefit-bitcoin-b4482cf85d40
https://quantstamp.com/
https://bloxian.com/bloxian-platforms/ (TWIG)
https://runtimeverification.com/firefly/
https://www.trufflesuite.com/
https://experts.illinois.edu/en/publications/prism-deconstructing-the-blockchain-to-approach-physical-limits (PrisM and not our Prism https://atalaprism.io/)
Ebb-and-Flow Protocols: A Resolution of the Availability-Finality Dilemma (aka Gasper and ETH2.0 fucker) https://arxiv.org/abs/2009.04987
http://www.quviq.com/products/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schnorr_signature
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2020.07.15 23:27 milosstudent [Training] To waste the corona or become a Champion?

So I'm getting really sick at seeing only band workouts or basic pushups. My aim with this post is to wake you fuckers up and have you realize that your body is more than enough resistance you need. Muscles don't read IronMag 2000 and they don't give a shit about what you think a workout is. They need resistance of any kind, wether thats mechanical disadvantage from a lever, or weights in the shape of a dumbbell.
But milosstudent, I love the gym and I hate being stuck with these pussy-ass exercises. I hear you padawan, of course I wish I was grinding my boner into a bar whilst loudly grunting out my Glute Barbell Bridge. Of course, I would rather feel like im in heaven doing cable chest flyes as I flex my little asshole to the rythm of Zombie Nation. I fucking get it.
So sit your limp deca dick down, inject some insulin so you dont pass out and turn up the NATTY ANTHEM (rip the nattiest of nattys) lets look at what we can do.
Good ol' Greg Douche-ette lists the following in his killer book Home Hotel Hypertrophy Bodyweight which you can use and just copypasta some Bodybuilding moves with.
Personally I dont like LARPing the gym with detergent bottle, so I rather just use Rings and maybe a Gas container if Im doing pistols (not the pew pew kind but these).
Movements will break down into these categories, with each there are several variations.
Squat/Lunge, Sissy Squat (thats sissyphus,not you) /Pistol Squat/ Uneven Squat/ Shrimp Squat
Hinge (not the app) Nordic Curl / Wrestlers Bridge (you can do this in bridge style and also in a pushup style)/ Wall Walkdown
Push Uneven Pushup / BULGARIAN Ring Dip WITH TURNOUT / Hand Stand Pushup / Pike Pushup / Superman Pushup / Pseudo Planche Pushups - Hands at Hips / Lalane Pushups Hands past Head
Pull Australian Pullups- Horizontal / Archer Pullups / Weighted Pullups / One Arm Pullup / Towel Pullup - forearms / Front Lever Row - Horizontal / Tire Pull - Horizontal
Rotation Transverse Throw *** /** Convict Rotation / Hooks
Carry Farmer Carry / Atlas Carry
Smash Ground Slam / Hammer Slam
*Transverse Throw: I normally don't do this spastic version, instead I hold a tire (blackhands like when santa punished your ass, not blackface when you smoke too much dope) or a cinderblock with both hands, couldn't find a better video.
Whats important to remember is that you need both a horizontal and vertical pull and push.
Here are some exercises that dont fall into these categories, I know I know, exercises other than mimicking a bench press with your body? What is this sorcery, well, find out...
Full Body Turkish Getup / Burpee (come on you know this one)
Shoulders and Traps Around the World / Inverted Shrugs
Upper Body Muscle Up / Planche (this is actually a LEAN FORWARD, not a press so dont "jump" into you moron)
Shoulders and Abs Front Lever/L-Sit/ L-Sit To Tuck Planche
Biceps and Back Back Lever / Pelican Pull
Shoulder health Skin The Cat / Hand balancing
Abs Hanging Leg Raises/Dragon Flags / Vacuum (wait like actual bodybuilders?)
Wheels Sprints (You know, that thing athletes do) / Car Push
Lateral Chain Clutch Flag/ Human Flag/ WindShield Wipers
I'll add any exercises if you mention any I have missed. Some exercises like Bodyweight Triceps extensions and Single Leg Deadlifts I didn't consider beneficial to this forum so I skipped them.

So every single exercise on here can be modified to match your level. For example a pushup can be made easier by turning it completely vertical (doing it against a wall) or just against a table, and harder by elevating your legs on that same table. Front lever and planche are almost impossible full on but a lot easier to do with legs tucked in or even straddled. Every exercise on here has a laid out progression that you can find on a lot of different places. Its impossible to jump into a planche or some other hard moves without LONG training for this. For some of you it would down right be impossible because of your weight . Lol Jk youre just a bitch . The reason I include them is so that you have something to work towards, consider them like a 500lb bench.
There are a lot of heavyweights that do quite well on calisthenics; LittleBeastM , Joshua Naterman , Dominik Sky , Dejan Stipke , FitnessFaqs , Adam Raw , Hannibal4King , Diamond Ott .
Remember that you can also reduce ROM like most hand stand pushups are actually just head stand pushups as they dont have paralletes or rings to increase the rom. Another useful thing to think about is that you can externally rotate your legs or shoulder like at the top of a squat (go ahead and do one and keep going once youre done, theres a little bit of ROM you can squeeze out and flex the shit out of your quads, sorry no vid on thisbut if you need one let me know and I'll upload one.) or with pushups if you do them on rings.
If you dont want to fuck about with harder exercises, you can use any of these techniques to make a workout harder . Seriously go fucking try doing pushups with isometric holds halfway through the rep, or do 1+1/2 reps (half way down then all the way down) or try doing a pushups so slow, one couldnt see you move as you do the rep (anything under a minute is for NATTIES, DYEL bro?).
You can make any exercise much harder doing it with Rings, seriously go do some pushups and try not to smash your face in. Best 60$ i ever spent.
Look into things like Scapular protraction and retraction, this is like pulling up in a pullup with straight arms , or rounding your back in a pushup. You can either isolate the scapular movement to a warmup or actively include it as extra ROM on each rep. Hollow Body is essential for planche, posterior pelvic tilt is needed for handstand. Yet all of these will translate to better understanding of your prioception and how your body works. Straight Arm Strength (planche, front lever) is actually more important than Bent Arm Strength (curls, rows, bench) if you believe the gymnasts, its waaaay easier to hold a bent arm planche than a straight arm planche, **FUN CHALLENGE** think about it and write a comment why!.
Further Reading - There is so much content out on this there is no need for me to lay it out for you. Personally I really liked GymnasticBodies but got stuck with that. What is absolute gold is looking up STRAIGHT ARM STRENGTH as opposed to bent arm strength and GB is the best for that. A lot of people like Gold Medal Bodies too as well as Overcoming Gravity. Convict Conditioning was a great intro to calisthenics but didnt have any skills like planche. Be You are your own gym is all round good. AthleanX has a lot of bodyweight programs but I havent personally done any of them so I cant judge em. I really really enjoyed Beat The Apocalypse by Thibarmy, using the times given however I changed the exercises around- pretty much the Tnation article I linked, in a program. Bodyweightfitness has a good wiki (btw did you read the fucking wiki or are you gonna ask if you should do a SARM with no Test base).
What you do with this information is up to you, do a PPL or a Fullbody, follow a program you have and exchange the exercises. Fuck it do a 1000 pullup challenge. (FUN CHALLENGE :: Deck of cards, Do pushups for each Face value you draw in each 52 cards, AND make a video cos I only can make it half way before I start doing incline pushups (see? i used one of my progressions for manual drop sets!!! [RIP DADDY])
Personally im liking the Beat The Apocalypse Fullbody as otherwise I probably would just do pullups and pushups only and never any legs. Most importantly accept that you cannot fully emulate a gym but you CAN find a lot of good alternatives. When time comes to return to MECCA, muscle memory and the mega blast you will be on will bring back any muscle you lost. Use this time to fix injuries (dont act as if your shoulders arent shot), build athleticism (yeah yeah its not you, its the tren thats making those stairs such a struggle) and just get out of your comfort zone.
I personally gave up cos im a little bitch and lost motivation because on top of the corona lock down killing my gym, I tore my shoulder. However after crying a little, I realized that I could rehab using bodyweight instead of cables. The other day I went Bouldering (NSFL skip to 1:05) and managed to stress my shoulder, meaning my rehab had worked. Had I given up I would have stayed fat and manically depressed, now I am only manically depressed.
I don't know about why you guys started lifting (I lied, it was so all the hunies let you drool into their assholes), but one of the most important things in the beginning was that it was fun. Go out and have fun moving your body . Make up some exercises.
Dont be a slave to your government.
If you wanna donate just ask ;)
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2020.07.15 18:40 milosstudent [Training] To waste the corona or to become a champion?

So I'm getting really sick at seeing only band workouts or basic pushups. My aim with this post is to wake you fuckers up and have you realize that your body is more than enough resistance you need. Muscles don't read IronMag 2000 and they don't give a shit about what you think a workout is. They need resistance of any kind, wether thats mechanical disadvantage from a lever, or weights in the shape of a dumbbell.
But milosstudent, I love the gym and I hate being stuck with these pussy-ass exercises. I hear you padawan, of course I wish I was grinding my boner into a bar whilst loudly grunting out my Glute Barbell Bridge. Of course, I would rather feel like im in heaven doing cable chest flyes as I flex my little asshole to the rythm of Zombie Nation. I fucking get it.
So sit your limp deca dick down, inject some insulin so you dont pass out and turn up the NATTY ANTHEM (rip the nattiest of nattys) lets look at what we can do.
Good ol' Greg Douche-ette lists the following in his killer book Home Hotel Hypertrophy Bodyweight which you can use and just copypasta some Bodybuilding moves with.
Personally I dont like LARPing the gym with detergent bottle, so I rather just use Rings and maybe a Gas container if Im doing pistols (not the pew pew kind but these).
Movements will break down into these categories, with each there are several variations.
Squat/Lunge, Sissy Squat (thats sissyphus,not you) /Pistol Squat/ Uneven Squat/ Shrimp Squat
Hinge (not the app) Nordic Curl / Wrestlers Bridge (you can do this in bridge style and also in a pushup style)/ Wall Walkdown
Push Uneven Pushup / BULGARIAN Ring Dip WITH TURNOUT / Hand Stand Pushup / Pike Pushup / Superman Pushup / Pseudo Planche Pushups - Hands at Hips / Lalane Pushups Hands past Head
Pull Australian Pullups- Horizontal / Archer Pullups / Weighted Pullups / One Arm Pullup / Towel Pullup - forearms / Front Lever Row - Horizontal
Rotation Transverse Throw *** /** Convict Rotation / Hooks
Carry Farmer Carry / Atlas Carry
Smash Ground Slam / Hammer Slam
*Transverse Throw: I normally don't do this spastic version, instead I hold a tire (blackhands like when santa punished your ass, not blackface when you smoke too much dope) or a cinderblock with both hands, couldn't find a better video.
Whats important to remember is that you need both a horizontal and vertical pull and push.
Here are some exercises that dont fall into these categories, I know I know, exercises other than mimicking a bench press with your body? What is this sorcery, well, find out...
Full Body Turkish Getup, Burpee (come on you know this one)
Shoulders and Traps Around the World, Butterflys - do with bands
Upper Body Muscle Up , Planche (this is actually a LEAN FORWARD, not a press so dont "jump" into you moron)
Shoulders and Abs Front Lever
Biceps and Back Back Lever , Pelican Pull
Shoulder health Skin The Cat, Hand balancing
Abs Hanging Leg Raises,Dragon Flags
Wheels Sprints (You know, that thing athletes do)
Lateral Chain Clutch Flag/ Human Flag


So every single exercise on here can be modified to match your level. For example a pushup can be made easier by turning it completely vertical (doing it against a wall) or just against a table, and harder by elevating your legs on that same table. Front lever and planche are almost impossible full on but a lot easier to do with legs tucked in or even straddled. Every exercise on here has a laid out progression that you can find on a lot of different places. Its impossible to jump into a planche or some other hard moves without LONG training for this. For some of you it would down right be impossible because of your weight . Lol Jk youre just a bitch . The reason I include them is so that you have something to work towards, consider them like a 500lb bench.
Remember that you can also reduce ROM like most hand stand pushups are actually just head stand pushups as they dont have paralletes or rings to increase the rom. Another useful thing to think about is that you can externally rotate your legs or shoulder like at the top of a squat (go ahead and do one and keep going once youre done, theres a little bit of ROM you can squeeze out and flex the shit out of your quads, sorry no vid on thisbut if you need one let me know and I'll upload one.) or with pushups if you do them on rings.
If you dont want to fuck about with harder exercises, you can use any of these techniques to make a workout harder . Seriously go fucking try doing pushups with isometric holds halfway through the rep, or do 1+1/2 reps (half way down then all the way down) or try doing a pushups so slow, one couldnt see you move as you do the rep (anything under a minute is for NATTIES, DYEL bro?).
You can make any exercise much harder doing it with Rings, seriously go do some pushups and try not to smash your face in. Best 60$ i ever spent.
Look into things like Scapular protraction and retraction, this is like pulling up in a pullup with straight arms , or rounding your back in a pushup. You can either isolate the scapular movement to a warmup or actively include it as extra ROM on each rep. Hollow Body is essential for planche, posterior pelvic tilt is needed for handstand. Yet all of these will translate to better understanding of your prioception and how your body works. Straight Arm Strength (planche, front lever) is actually more important than Bent Arm Strength (curls, rows, bench) if you believe the gymnasts, its waaaay easier to hold a bent arm planche than a straight arm planche, **FUN CHALLENGE** think about it and write a comment why!.
Further Reading - There is so much content out on this there is no need for me to lay it out for you. Personally I really liked GymnasticBodies but got stuck with that. What is absolute gold is looking up STRAIGHT ARM STRENGTH as opposed to bent arm strength and GB is the best for that. A lot of people like Gold Medal Bodies too as well as Overcoming Gravity. Convict Conditioning was a great intro to calisthenics but didnt have any skills like planche. Be You are your own gym is all round good. AthleanX has a lot of bodyweight programs but I havent personally done any of them so I cant judge em. I really really enjoyed Beat The Apocalypse by Thibarmy, using the times given however I changed the exercises around- pretty much the Tnation article I linked, in a program. Bodyweightfitness has a good wiki (btw did you read the fucking wiki or are you gonna ask if you should do a SARM with no Test base).
What you do with this information is up to you, do a PPL or a Fullbody, follow a program you have and exchange the exercises. Fuck it do a 1000 pullup challenge. (FUN CHALLENGE :: Deck of cards, Do pushups for each Face value you draw in each 52 cards, AND make a video cos I only can make it half way before I start doing incline pushups (see? i used one of my progressions for manual drop sets!!! [RIP DADDY])
Personally im liking the Beat The Apocalypse Fullbody as otherwise I probably would just do pullups and pushups only and never any legs. Most importantly accept that you cannot fully emulate a gym but you CAN find a lot of good alternatives. When time comes to return to MECCA, muscle memory and the mega blast you will be on will bring back any muscle you lost. Use this time to fix injuries (dont act as if your shoulders arent shot), build athleticism (yeah yeah its not you, its the tren thats making those stairs such a struggle) and just get out of your comfort zone.
I personally gave up cos im a little bitch and lost motivation because on top of the corona lock down killing my gym, I tore my shoulder. However after crying a little, I realized that I could rehab using bodyweight instead of cables. The other day I went Bouldering (NSFL skip to 1:05) and managed to stress my shoulder, meaning my rehab had worked. Had I given up I would have stayed fat and manically depressed, now I am only manically depressed.
I don't know about why you guys started lifting (I lied, it was so all the hunies let you drool into their assholes), but one of the most important things in the beginning was that it was fun. Go out and have fun moving your body . Make up some exercises.
Dont be a slave to your government.
If you wanna donate just ask ;)
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2020.07.01 20:19 haveyouheardaboutit Why i’m bullish on Zilliqa (long read)

Edit: TL;DR added in the comments
 
Hey all, I've been researching coins since 2017 and have gone through 100s of them in the last 3 years. I got introduced to blockchain via Bitcoin of course, analyzed Ethereum thereafter and from that moment I have a keen interest in smart contact platforms. I’m passionate about Ethereum but I find Zilliqa to have a better risk-reward ratio. Especially because Zilliqa has found an elegant balance between being secure, decentralized and scalable in my opinion.
 
Below I post my analysis of why from all the coins I went through I’m most bullish on Zilliqa (yes I went through Tezos, EOS, NEO, VeChain, Harmony, Algorand, Cardano etc.). Note that this is not investment advice and although it's a thorough analysis there is obviously some bias involved. Looking forward to what you all think!
 
Fun fact: the name Zilliqa is a play on ‘silica’ silicon dioxide which means “Silicon for the high-throughput consensus computer.”
 
This post is divided into (i) Technology, (ii) Business & Partnerships, and (iii) Marketing & Community. I’ve tried to make the technology part readable for a broad audience. If you’ve ever tried understanding the inner workings of Bitcoin and Ethereum you should be able to grasp most parts. Otherwise, just skim through and once you are zoning out head to the next part.
 
Technology and some more:
 
Introduction
 
The technology is one of the main reasons why I’m so bullish on Zilliqa. First thing you see on their website is: “Zilliqa is a high-performance, high-security blockchain platform for enterprises and next-generation applications.” These are some bold statements.
 
Before we deep dive into the technology let’s take a step back in time first as they have quite the history. The initial research paper from which Zilliqa originated dates back to August 2016: Elastico: A Secure Sharding Protocol For Open Blockchains where Loi Luu (Kyber Network) is one of the co-authors. Other ideas that led to the development of what Zilliqa has become today are: Bitcoin-NG, collective signing CoSi, ByzCoin and Omniledger.
 
The technical white paper was made public in August 2017 and since then they have achieved everything stated in the white paper and also created their own open source intermediate level smart contract language called Scilla (functional programming language similar to OCaml) too.
 
Mainnet is live since the end of January 2019 with daily transaction rates growing continuously. About a week ago mainnet reached 5 million transactions, 500.000+ addresses in total along with 2400 nodes keeping the network decentralized and secure. Circulating supply is nearing 11 billion and currently only mining rewards are left. The maximum supply is 21 billion with annual inflation being 7.13% currently and will only decrease with time.
 
Zilliqa realized early on that the usage of public cryptocurrencies and smart contracts were increasing but decentralized, secure, and scalable alternatives were lacking in the crypto space. They proposed to apply sharding onto a public smart contract blockchain where the transaction rate increases almost linear with the increase in the amount of nodes. More nodes = higher transaction throughput and increased decentralization. Sharding comes in many forms and Zilliqa uses network-, transaction- and computational sharding. Network sharding opens up the possibility of using transaction- and computational sharding on top. Zilliqa does not use state sharding for now. We’ll come back to this later.
 
Before we continue dissecting how Zilliqa achieves such from a technological standpoint it’s good to keep in mind that a blockchain being decentralised and secure and scalable is still one of the main hurdles in allowing widespread usage of decentralised networks. In my opinion this needs to be solved first before blockchains can get to the point where they can create and add large scale value. So I invite you to read the next section to grasp the underlying fundamentals. Because after all these premises need to be true otherwise there isn’t a fundamental case to be bullish on Zilliqa, right?
 
Down the rabbit hole
 
How have they achieved this? Let’s define the basics first: key players on Zilliqa are the users and the miners. A user is anybody who uses the blockchain to transfer funds or run smart contracts. Miners are the (shard) nodes in the network who run the consensus protocol and get rewarded for their service in Zillings (ZIL). The mining network is divided into several smaller networks called shards, which is also referred to as ‘network sharding’. Miners subsequently are randomly assigned to a shard by another set of miners called DS (Directory Service) nodes. The regular shards process transactions and the outputs of these shards are eventually combined by the DS shard as they reach consensus on the final state. More on how these DS shards reach consensus (via pBFT) will be explained later on.
 
The Zilliqa network produces two types of blocks: DS blocks and Tx blocks. One DS Block consists of 100 Tx Blocks. And as previously mentioned there are two types of nodes concerned with reaching consensus: shard nodes and DS nodes. Becoming a shard node or DS node is being defined by the result of a PoW cycle (Ethash) at the beginning of the DS Block. All candidate mining nodes compete with each other and run the PoW (Proof-of-Work) cycle for 60 seconds and the submissions achieving the highest difficulty will be allowed on the network. And to put it in perspective: the average difficulty for one DS node is ~ 2 Th/s equaling 2.000.000 Mh/s or 55 thousand+ GeForce GTX 1070 / 8 GB GPUs at 35.4 Mh/s. Each DS Block 10 new DS nodes are allowed. And a shard node needs to provide around 8.53 GH/s currently (around 240 GTX 1070s). Dual mining ETH/ETC and ZIL is possible and can be done via mining software such as Phoenix and Claymore. There are pools and if you have large amounts of hashing power (Ethash) available you could mine solo.
 
The PoW cycle of 60 seconds is a peak performance and acts as an entry ticket to the network. The entry ticket is called a sybil resistance mechanism and makes it incredibly hard for adversaries to spawn lots of identities and manipulate the network with these identities. And after every 100 Tx Blocks which corresponds to roughly 1,5 hour this PoW process repeats. In between these 1,5 hour, no PoW needs to be done meaning Zilliqa’s energy consumption to keep the network secure is low. For more detailed information on how mining works click here.
Okay, hats off to you. You have made it this far. Before we go any deeper down the rabbit hole we first must understand why Zilliqa goes through all of the above technicalities and understand a bit more what a blockchain on a more fundamental level is. Because the core of Zilliqa’s consensus protocol relies on the usage of pBFT (practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance) we need to know more about state machines and their function. Navigate to Viewblock, a Zilliqa block explorer, and just come back to this article. We will use this site to navigate through a few concepts.
 
We have established that Zilliqa is a public and distributed blockchain. Meaning that everyone with an internet connection can send ZILs, trigger smart contracts, etc. and there is no central authority who fully controls the network. Zilliqa and other public and distributed blockchains (like Bitcoin and Ethereum) can also be defined as state machines.
 
Taking the liberty of paraphrasing examples and definitions given by Samuel Brooks’ medium article, he describes the definition of a blockchain (like Zilliqa) as: “A peer-to-peer, append-only datastore that uses consensus to synchronize cryptographically-secure data”.
 
Next, he states that: "blockchains are fundamentally systems for managing valid state transitions”. For some more context, I recommend reading the whole medium article to get a better grasp of the definitions and understanding of state machines. Nevertheless, let’s try to simplify and compile it into a single paragraph. Take traffic lights as an example: all its states (red, amber, and green) are predefined, all possible outcomes are known and it doesn’t matter if you encounter the traffic light today or tomorrow. It will still behave the same. Managing the states of a traffic light can be done by triggering a sensor on the road or pushing a button resulting in one traffic lights’ state going from green to red (via amber) and another light from red to green.
 
With public blockchains like Zilliqa, this isn’t so straightforward and simple. It started with block #1 almost 1,5 years ago and every 45 seconds or so a new block linked to the previous block is being added. Resulting in a chain of blocks with transactions in it that everyone can verify from block #1 to the current #647.000+ block. The state is ever changing and the states it can find itself in are infinite. And while the traffic light might work together in tandem with various other traffic lights, it’s rather insignificant comparing it to a public blockchain. Because Zilliqa consists of 2400 nodes who need to work together to achieve consensus on what the latest valid state is while some of these nodes may have latency or broadcast issues, drop offline or are deliberately trying to attack the network, etc.
 
Now go back to the Viewblock page take a look at the amount of transaction, addresses, block and DS height and then hit refresh. Obviously as expected you see new incremented values on one or all parameters. And how did the Zilliqa blockchain manage to transition from a previous valid state to the latest valid state? By using pBFT to reach consensus on the latest valid state.
 
After having obtained the entry ticket, miners execute pBFT to reach consensus on the ever-changing state of the blockchain. pBFT requires a series of network communication between nodes, and as such there is no GPU involved (but CPU). Resulting in the total energy consumed to keep the blockchain secure, decentralized and scalable being low.
 
pBFT stands for practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance and is an optimization on the Byzantine Fault Tolerant algorithm. To quote Blockonomi: “In the context of distributed systems, Byzantine Fault Tolerance is the ability of a distributed computer network to function as desired and correctly reach a sufficient consensus despite malicious components (nodes) of the system failing or propagating incorrect information to other peers.” Zilliqa is such a distributed computer network and depends on the honesty of the nodes (shard and DS) to reach consensus and to continuously update the state with the latest block. If pBFT is a new term for you I can highly recommend the Blockonomi article.
 
The idea of pBFT was introduced in 1999 - one of the authors even won a Turing award for it - and it is well researched and applied in various blockchains and distributed systems nowadays. If you want more advanced information than the Blockonomi link provides click here. And if you’re in between Blockonomi and the University of Singapore read the Zilliqa Design Story Part 2 dating from October 2017.
Quoting from the Zilliqa tech whitepaper: “pBFT relies upon a correct leader (which is randomly selected) to begin each phase and proceed when the sufficient majority exists. In case the leader is byzantine it can stall the entire consensus protocol. To address this challenge, pBFT offers a view change protocol to replace the byzantine leader with another one.”
 
pBFT can tolerate ⅓ of the nodes being dishonest (offline counts as Byzantine = dishonest) and the consensus protocol will function without stalling or hiccups. Once there are more than ⅓ of dishonest nodes but no more than ⅔ the network will be stalled and a view change will be triggered to elect a new DS leader. Only when more than ⅔ of the nodes are dishonest (66%) double-spend attacks become possible.
 
If the network stalls no transactions can be processed and one has to wait until a new honest leader has been elected. When the mainnet was just launched and in its early phases, view changes happened regularly. As of today the last stalling of the network - and view change being triggered - was at the end of October 2019.
 
Another benefit of using pBFT for consensus besides low energy is the immediate finality it provides. Once your transaction is included in a block and the block is added to the chain it’s done. Lastly, take a look at this article where three types of finality are being defined: probabilistic, absolute and economic finality. Zilliqa falls under the absolute finality (just like Tendermint for example). Although lengthy already we skipped through some of the inner workings from Zilliqa’s consensus: read the Zilliqa Design Story Part 3 and you will be close to having a complete picture on it. Enough about PoW, sybil resistance mechanism, pBFT, etc. Another thing we haven’t looked at yet is the amount of decentralization.
 
Decentralisation
 
Currently, there are four shards, each one of them consisting of 600 nodes. 1 shard with 600 so-called DS nodes (Directory Service - they need to achieve a higher difficulty than shard nodes) and 1800 shard nodes of which 250 are shard guards (centralized nodes controlled by the team). The amount of shard guards has been steadily declining from 1200 in January 2019 to 250 as of May 2020. On the Viewblock statistics, you can see that many of the nodes are being located in the US but those are only the (CPU parts of the) shard nodes who perform pBFT. There is no data from where the PoW sources are coming. And when the Zilliqa blockchain starts reaching its transaction capacity limit, a network upgrade needs to be executed to lift the current cap of maximum 2400 nodes to allow more nodes and formation of more shards which will allow to network to keep on scaling according to demand.
Besides shard nodes there are also seed nodes. The main role of seed nodes is to serve as direct access points (for end-users and clients) to the core Zilliqa network that validates transactions. Seed nodes consolidate transaction requests and forward these to the lookup nodes (another type of nodes) for distribution to the shards in the network. Seed nodes also maintain the entire transaction history and the global state of the blockchain which is needed to provide services such as block explorers. Seed nodes in the Zilliqa network are comparable to Infura on Ethereum.
 
The seed nodes were first only operated by Zilliqa themselves, exchanges and Viewblock. Operators of seed nodes like exchanges had no incentive to open them for the greater public. They were centralised at first. Decentralisation at the seed nodes level has been steadily rolled out since March 2020 ( Zilliqa Improvement Proposal 3 ). Currently the amount of seed nodes is being increased, they are public-facing and at the same time PoS is applied to incentivize seed node operators and make it possible for ZIL holders to stake and earn passive yields. Important distinction: seed nodes are not involved with consensus! That is still PoW as entry ticket and pBFT for the actual consensus.
 
5% of the block rewards are being assigned to seed nodes (from the beginning in 2019) and those are being used to pay out ZIL stakers. The 5% block rewards with an annual yield of 10.03% translate to roughly 610 MM ZILs in total that can be staked. Exchanges use the custodial variant of staking and wallets like Moonlet will use the non-custodial version (starting in Q3 2020). Staking is being done by sending ZILs to a smart contract created by Zilliqa and audited by Quantstamp.
 
With a high amount of DS; shard nodes and seed nodes becoming more decentralized too, Zilliqa qualifies for the label of decentralized in my opinion.
 
Smart contracts
 
Let me start by saying I’m not a developer and my programming skills are quite limited. So I‘m taking the ELI5 route (maybe 12) but if you are familiar with Javascript, Solidity or specifically OCaml please head straight to Scilla - read the docs to get a good initial grasp of how Zilliqa’s smart contract language Scilla works and if you ask yourself “why another programming language?” check this article. And if you want to play around with some sample contracts in an IDE click here. The faucet can be found here. And more information on architecture, dapp development and API can be found on the Developer Portal.
If you are more into listening and watching: check this recent webinar explaining Zilliqa and Scilla. Link is time-stamped so you’ll start right away with a platform introduction, roadmap 2020 and afterwards a proper Scilla introduction.
 
Generalized: programming languages can be divided into being ‘object-oriented’ or ‘functional’. Here is an ELI5 given by software development academy: * “all programs have two basic components, data – what the program knows – and behavior – what the program can do with that data. So object-oriented programming states that combining data and related behaviors in one place, is called “object”, which makes it easier to understand how a particular program works. On the other hand, functional programming argues that data and behavior are different things and should be separated to ensure their clarity.” *
 
Scilla is on the functional side and shares similarities with OCaml: OCaml is a general-purpose programming language with an emphasis on expressiveness and safety. It has an advanced type system that helps catch your mistakes without getting in your way. It's used in environments where a single mistake can cost millions and speed matters, is supported by an active community, and has a rich set of libraries and development tools. For all its power, OCaml is also pretty simple, which is one reason it's often used as a teaching language.
 
Scilla is blockchain agnostic, can be implemented onto other blockchains as well, is recognized by academics and won a so-called Distinguished Artifact Award award at the end of last year.
 
One of the reasons why the Zilliqa team decided to create their own programming language focused on preventing smart contract vulnerabilities is that adding logic on a blockchain, programming, means that you cannot afford to make mistakes. Otherwise, it could cost you. It’s all great and fun blockchains being immutable but updating your code because you found a bug isn’t the same as with a regular web application for example. And with smart contracts, it inherently involves cryptocurrencies in some form thus value.
 
Another difference with programming languages on a blockchain is gas. Every transaction you do on a smart contract platform like Zilliqa or Ethereum costs gas. With gas you basically pay for computational costs. Sending a ZIL from address A to address B costs 0.001 ZIL currently. Smart contracts are more complex, often involve various functions and require more gas (if gas is a new concept click here ).
 
So with Scilla, similar to Solidity, you need to make sure that “every function in your smart contract will run as expected without hitting gas limits. An improper resource analysis may lead to situations where funds may get stuck simply because a part of the smart contract code cannot be executed due to gas limits. Such constraints are not present in traditional software systems”. Scilla design story part 1
 
Some examples of smart contract issues you’d want to avoid are: leaking funds, ‘unexpected changes to critical state variables’ (example: someone other than you setting his or her address as the owner of the smart contract after creation) or simply killing a contract.
 
Scilla also allows for formal verification. Wikipedia to the rescue: In the context of hardware and software systems, formal verification is the act of proving or disproving the correctness of intended algorithms underlying a system with respect to a certain formal specification or property, using formal methods of mathematics.
 
Formal verification can be helpful in proving the correctness of systems such as: cryptographic protocols, combinational circuits, digital circuits with internal memory, and software expressed as source code.
 
Scilla is being developed hand-in-hand with formalization of its semantics and its embedding into the Coq proof assistant — a state-of-the art tool for mechanized proofs about properties of programs.”
 
Simply put, with Scilla and accompanying tooling developers can be mathematically sure and proof that the smart contract they’ve written does what he or she intends it to do.
 
Smart contract on a sharded environment and state sharding
 
There is one more topic I’d like to touch on: smart contract execution in a sharded environment (and what is the effect of state sharding). This is a complex topic. I’m not able to explain it any easier than what is posted here. But I will try to compress the post into something easy to digest.
 
Earlier on we have established that Zilliqa can process transactions in parallel due to network sharding. This is where the linear scalability comes from. We can define simple transactions: a transaction from address A to B (Category 1), a transaction where a user interacts with one smart contract (Category 2) and the most complex ones where triggering a transaction results in multiple smart contracts being involved (Category 3). The shards are able to process transactions on their own without interference of the other shards. With Category 1 transactions that is doable, with Category 2 transactions sometimes if that address is in the same shard as the smart contract but with Category 3 you definitely need communication between the shards. Solving that requires to make a set of communication rules the protocol needs to follow in order to process all transactions in a generalised fashion.
 
And this is where the downsides of state sharding comes in currently. All shards in Zilliqa have access to the complete state. Yes the state size (0.1 GB at the moment) grows and all of the nodes need to store it but it also means that they don’t need to shop around for information available on other shards. Requiring more communication and adding more complexity. Computer science knowledge and/or developer knowledge required links if you want to dig further: Scilla - language grammar Scilla - Foundations for Verifiable Decentralised Computations on a Blockchain Gas Accounting NUS x Zilliqa: Smart contract language workshop
 
Easier to follow links on programming Scilla https://learnscilla.com/home Ivan on Tech
 
Roadmap / Zilliqa 2.0
 
There is no strict defined roadmap but here are topics being worked on. And via the Zilliqa website there is also more information on the projects they are working on.
 
Business & Partnerships
 
It’s not only technology in which Zilliqa seems to be excelling as their ecosystem has been expanding and starting to grow rapidly. The project is on a mission to provide OpenFinance (OpFi) to the world and Singapore is the right place to be due to its progressive regulations and futuristic thinking. Singapore has taken a proactive approach towards cryptocurrencies by introducing the Payment Services Act 2019 (PS Act). Among other things, the PS Act will regulate intermediaries dealing with certain cryptocurrencies, with a particular focus on consumer protection and anti-money laundering. It will also provide a stable regulatory licensing and operating framework for cryptocurrency entities, effectively covering all crypto businesses and exchanges based in Singapore. According to PWC 82% of the surveyed executives in Singapore reported blockchain initiatives underway and 13% of them have already brought the initiatives live to the market. There is also an increasing list of organizations that are starting to provide digital payment services. Moreover, Singaporean blockchain developers Building Cities Beyond has recently created an innovation $15 million grant to encourage development on its ecosystem. This all suggests that Singapore tries to position itself as (one of) the leading blockchain hubs in the world.
 
Zilliqa seems to already take advantage of this and recently helped launch Hg Exchange on their platform, together with financial institutions PhillipCapital, PrimePartners and Fundnel. Hg Exchange, which is now approved by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), uses smart contracts to represent digital assets. Through Hg Exchange financial institutions worldwide can use Zilliqa's safe-by-design smart contracts to enable the trading of private equities. For example, think of companies such as Grab, Airbnb, SpaceX that are not available for public trading right now. Hg Exchange will allow investors to buy shares of private companies & unicorns and capture their value before an IPO. Anquan, the main company behind Zilliqa, has also recently announced that they became a partner and shareholder in TEN31 Bank, which is a fully regulated bank allowing for tokenization of assets and is aiming to bridge the gap between conventional banking and the blockchain world. If STOs, the tokenization of assets, and equity trading will continue to increase, then Zilliqa’s public blockchain would be the ideal candidate due to its strategic positioning, partnerships, regulatory compliance and the technology that is being built on top of it.
 
What is also very encouraging is their focus on banking the un(der)banked. They are launching a stablecoin basket starting with XSGD. As many of you know, stablecoins are currently mostly used for trading. However, Zilliqa is actively trying to broaden the use case of stablecoins. I recommend everybody to read this text that Amrit Kumar wrote (one of the co-founders). These stablecoins will be integrated in the traditional markets and bridge the gap between the crypto world and the traditional world. This could potentially revolutionize and legitimise the crypto space if retailers and companies will for example start to use stablecoins for payments or remittances, instead of it solely being used for trading.
 
Zilliqa also released their DeFi strategic roadmap (dating November 2019) which seems to be aligning well with their OpFi strategy. A non-custodial DEX is coming to Zilliqa made by Switcheo which allows cross-chain trading (atomic swaps) between ETH, EOS and ZIL based tokens. They also signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a (soon to be announced) USD stablecoin. And as Zilliqa is all about regulations and being compliant, I’m speculating on it to be a regulated USD stablecoin. Furthermore, XSGD is already created and visible on block explorer and XIDR (Indonesian Stablecoin) is also coming soon via StraitsX. Here also an overview of the Tech Stack for Financial Applications from September 2019. Further quoting Amrit Kumar on this:
 
There are two basic building blocks in DeFi/OpFi though: 1) stablecoins as you need a non-volatile currency to get access to this market and 2) a dex to be able to trade all these financial assets. The rest are built on top of these blocks.
 
So far, together with our partners and community, we have worked on developing these building blocks with XSGD as a stablecoin. We are working on bringing a USD-backed stablecoin as well. We will soon have a decentralised exchange developed by Switcheo. And with HGX going live, we are also venturing into the tokenization space. More to come in the future.”
 
Additionally, they also have this ZILHive initiative that injects capital into projects. There have been already 6 waves of various teams working on infrastructure, innovation and research, and they are not from ASEAN or Singapore only but global: see Grantees breakdown by country. Over 60 project teams from over 20 countries have contributed to Zilliqa's ecosystem. This includes individuals and teams developing wallets, explorers, developer toolkits, smart contract testing frameworks, dapps, etc. As some of you may know, Unstoppable Domains (UD) blew up when they launched on Zilliqa. UD aims to replace cryptocurrency addresses with a human-readable name and allows for uncensorable websites. Zilliqa will probably be the only one able to handle all these transactions onchain due to ability to scale and its resulting low fees which is why the UD team launched this on Zilliqa in the first place. Furthermore, Zilliqa also has a strong emphasis on security, compliance, and privacy, which is why they partnered with companies like Elliptic, ChainSecurity (part of PwC Switzerland), and Incognito. Their sister company Aqilliz (Zilliqa spelled backwards) focuses on revolutionizing the digital advertising space and is doing interesting things like using Zilliqa to track outdoor digital ads with companies like Foodpanda.
 
Zilliqa is listed on nearly all major exchanges, having several different fiat-gateways and recently have been added to Binance’s margin trading and futures trading with really good volume. They also have a very impressive team with good credentials and experience. They don't just have “tech people”. They have a mix of tech people, business people, marketeers, scientists, and more. Naturally, it's good to have a mix of people with different skill sets if you work in the crypto space.
 
Marketing & Community
 
Zilliqa has a very strong community. If you just follow their Twitter their engagement is much higher for a coin that has approximately 80k followers. They also have been ‘coin of the day’ by LunarCrush many times. LunarCrush tracks real-time cryptocurrency value and social data. According to their data, it seems Zilliqa has a more fundamental and deeper understanding of marketing and community engagement than almost all other coins. While almost all coins have been a bit frozen in the last months, Zilliqa seems to be on its own bull run. It was somewhere in the 100s a few months ago and is currently ranked #46 on CoinGecko. Their official Telegram also has over 20k people and is very active, and their community channel which is over 7k now is more active and larger than many other official channels. Their local communities also seem to be growing.
 
Moreover, their community started ‘Zillacracy’ together with the Zilliqa core team ( see www.zillacracy.com ). It’s a community-run initiative where people from all over the world are now helping with marketing and development on Zilliqa. Since its launch in February 2020 they have been doing a lot and will also run their own non-custodial seed node for staking. This seed node will also allow them to start generating revenue for them to become a self sustaining entity that could potentially scale up to become a decentralized company working in parallel with the Zilliqa core team. Comparing it to all the other smart contract platforms (e.g. Cardano, EOS, Tezos etc.) they don't seem to have started a similar initiative (correct me if I’m wrong though). This suggests in my opinion that these other smart contract platforms do not fully understand how to utilize the ‘power of the community’. This is something you cannot ‘buy with money’ and gives many projects in the space a disadvantage.
 
Zilliqa also released two social products called SocialPay and Zeeves. SocialPay allows users to earn ZILs while tweeting with a specific hashtag. They have recently used it in partnership with the Singapore Red Cross for a marketing campaign after their initial pilot program. It seems like a very valuable social product with a good use case. I can see a lot of traditional companies entering the space through this product, which they seem to suggest will happen. Tokenizing hashtags with smart contracts to get network effect is a very smart and innovative idea.
 
Regarding Zeeves, this is a tipping bot for Telegram. They already have 1000s of signups and they plan to keep upgrading it for more and more people to use it (e.g. they recently have added a quiz features). They also use it during AMAs to reward people in real-time. It’s a very smart approach to grow their communities and get familiar with ZIL. I can see this becoming very big on Telegram. This tool suggests, again, that the Zilliqa team has a deeper understanding of what the crypto space and community needs and is good at finding the right innovative tools to grow and scale.
 
To be honest, I haven’t covered everything (i’m also reaching the character limited haha). So many updates happening lately that it's hard to keep up, such as the International Monetary Fund mentioning Zilliqa in their report, custodial and non-custodial Staking, Binance Margin, Futures, Widget, entering the Indian market, and more. The Head of Marketing Colin Miles has also released this as an overview of what is coming next. And last but not least, Vitalik Buterin has been mentioning Zilliqa lately acknowledging Zilliqa and mentioning that both projects have a lot of room to grow. There is much more info of course and a good part of it has been served to you on a silver platter. I invite you to continue researching by yourself :-) And if you have any comments or questions please post here!
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2020.07.01 19:55 haveyouheardaboutit Why i’m bullish on Zilliqa (long read)

Hey all, I've been researching coins since 2017 and have gone through 100s of them in the last 3 years. I got introduced to blockchain via Bitcoin of course, analysed Ethereum thereafter and from that moment I have a keen interest in smart contact platforms. I’m passionate about Ethereum but I find Zilliqa to have a better risk reward ratio. Especially because Zilliqa has found an elegant balance between being secure, decentralised and scalable in my opinion.
 
Below I post my analysis why from all the coins I went through I’m most bullish on Zilliqa (yes I went through Tezos, EOS, NEO, VeChain, Harmony, Algorand, Cardano etc.). Note that this is not investment advice and although it's a thorough analysis there is obviously some bias involved. Looking forward to what you all think!
 
Fun fact: the name Zilliqa is a play on ‘silica’ silicon dioxide which means “Silicon for the high-throughput consensus computer.”
 
This post is divided into (i) Technology, (ii) Business & Partnerships, and (iii) Marketing & Community. I’ve tried to make the technology part readable for a broad audience. If you’ve ever tried understanding the inner workings of Bitcoin and Ethereum you should be able to grasp most parts. Otherwise just skim through and once you are zoning out head to the next part.
 
Technology and some more:
 
Introduction The technology is one of the main reasons why I’m so bullish on Zilliqa. First thing you see on their website is: “Zilliqa is a high-performance, high-security blockchain platform for enterprises and next-generation applications.” These are some bold statements.
 
Before we deep dive into the technology let’s take a step back in time first as they have quite the history. The initial research paper from which Zilliqa originated dates back to August 2016: Elastico: A Secure Sharding Protocol For Open Blockchains where Loi Luu (Kyber Network) is one of the co-authors. Other ideas that led to the development of what Zilliqa has become today are: Bitcoin-NG, collective signing CoSi, ByzCoin and Omniledger.
 
The technical white paper was made public in August 2017 and since then they have achieved everything stated in the white paper and also created their own open source intermediate level smart contract language called Scilla (functional programming language similar to OCaml) too.
 
Mainnet is live since end of January 2019 with daily transaction rate growing continuously. About a week ago mainnet reached 5 million transactions, 500.000+ addresses in total along with 2400 nodes keeping the network decentralised and secure. Circulating supply is nearing 11 billion and currently only mining rewards are left. Maximum supply is 21 billion with annual inflation being 7.13% currently and will only decrease with time.
 
Zilliqa realised early on that the usage of public cryptocurrencies and smart contracts were increasing but decentralised, secure and scalable alternatives were lacking in the crypto space. They proposed to apply sharding onto a public smart contract blockchain where the transaction rate increases almost linear with the increase in amount of nodes. More nodes = higher transaction throughput and increased decentralisation. Sharding comes in many forms and Zilliqa uses network-, transaction- and computational sharding. Network sharding opens up the possibility of using transaction- and computational sharding on top. Zilliqa does not use state sharding for now. We’ll come back to this later.
 
Before we continue disecting how Zilliqa achieves such from a technological standpoint it’s good to keep in mind that a blockchain being decentralised and secure and scalable is still one of the main hurdles in allowing widespread usage of decentralised networks. In my opinion this needs to be solved first before blockchains can get to the point where they can create and add large scale value. So I invite you to read the next section to grasp the underlying fundamentals. Because after all these premises need to be true otherwise there isn’t a fundamental case to be bullish on Zilliqa, right?
 
Down the rabbit hole
 
How have they achieved this? Let’s define the basics first: key players on Zilliqa are the users and the miners. A user is anybody who uses the blockchain to transfer funds or run smart contracts. Miners are the (shard) nodes in the network who run the consensus protocol and get rewarded for their service in Zillings (ZIL). The mining network is divided into several smaller networks called shards, which is also referred to as ‘network sharding’. Miners subsequently are randomly assigned to a shard by another set of miners called DS (Directory Service) nodes. The regular shards process transactions and the outputs of these shards are eventually combined by the DS shard as they reach consensus on the final state. More on how these DS shards reach consensus (via pBFT) will be explained later on.
 
The Zilliqa network produces two types of blocks: DS blocks and Tx blocks. One DS Block consists of 100 Tx Blocks. And as previously mentioned there are two types of nodes concerned with reaching consensus: shard nodes and DS nodes. Becoming a shard node or DS node is being defined by the result of a PoW cycle (Ethash) at the beginning of the DS Block. All candidate mining nodes compete with each other and run the PoW (Proof-of-Work) cycle for 60 seconds and the submissions achieving the highest difficulty will be allowed on the network. And to put it in perspective: the average difficulty for one DS node is ~ 2 Th/s equaling 2.000.000 Mh/s or 55 thousand+ GeForce GTX 1070 / 8 GB GPUs at 35.4 Mh/s. Each DS Block 10 new DS nodes are allowed. And a shard node needs to provide around 8.53 GH/s currently (around 240 GTX 1070s). Dual mining ETH/ETC and ZIL is possible and can be done via mining software such as Phoenix and Claymore. There are pools and if you have large amounts of hashing power (Ethash) available you could mine solo.
 
The PoW cycle of 60 seconds is a peak performance and acts as an entry ticket to the network. The entry ticket is called a sybil resistance mechanism and makes it incredibly hard for adversaries to spawn lots of identities and manipulate the network with these identities. And after every 100 Tx Blocks which corresponds to roughly 1,5 hour this PoW process repeats. In between these 1,5 hour no PoW needs to be done meaning Zilliqa’s energy consumption to keep the network secure is low. For more detailed information on how mining works click here.
Okay, hats off to you. You have made it this far. Before we go any deeper down the rabbit hole we first must understand why Zilliqa goes through all of the above technicalities and understand a bit more what a blockchain on a more fundamental level is. Because the core of Zilliqa’s consensus protocol relies on the usage of pBFT (practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance) we need to know more about state machines and their function. Navigate to Viewblock, a Zilliqa block explorer, and just come back to this article. We will use this site to navigate through a few concepts.
 
We have established that Zilliqa is a public and distributed blockchain. Meaning that everyone with an internet connection can send ZILs, trigger smart contracts etc. and there is no central authority who fully controls the network. Zilliqa and other public and distributed blockchains (like Bitcoin and Ethereum) can also be defined as state machines.
 
Taking the liberty of paraphrasing examples and definitions given by Samuel Brooks’ medium article, he describes the definition of a blockchain (like Zilliqa) as:
“A peer-to-peer, append-only datastore that uses consensus to synchronise cryptographically-secure data”.
 
Next he states that: >“blockchains are fundamentally systems for managing valid state transitions”.* For some more context, I recommend reading the whole medium article to get a better grasp of the definitions and understanding of state machines. Nevertheless, let’s try to simplify and compile it into a single paragraph. Take traffic lights as an example: all its states (red, amber and green) are predefined, all possible outcomes are known and it doesn’t matter if you encounter the traffic light today or tomorrow. It will still behave the same. Managing the states of a traffic light can be done by triggering a sensor on the road or pushing a button resulting in one traffic lights’ state going from green to red (via amber) and another light from red to green.
 
With public blockchains like Zilliqa this isn’t so straightforward and simple. It started with block #1 almost 1,5 years ago and every 45 seconds or so a new block linked to the previous block is being added. Resulting in a chain of blocks with transactions in it that everyone can verify from block #1 to the current #647.000+ block. The state is ever changing and the states it can find itself in are infinite. And while the traffic light might work together in tandem with various other traffic lights, it’s rather insignificant comparing it to a public blockchain. Because Zilliqa consists of 2400 nodes who need to work together to achieve consensus on what the latest valid state is while some of these nodes may have latency or broadcast issues, drop offline or are deliberately trying to attack the network etc.
 
Now go back to the Viewblock page take a look at the amount of transaction, addresses, block and DS height and then hit refresh. Obviously as expected you see new incremented values on one or all parameters. And how did the Zilliqa blockchain manage to transition from a previous valid state to the latest valid state? By using pBFT to reach consensus on the latest valid state.
 
After having obtained the entry ticket, miners execute pBFT to reach consensus on the ever changing state of the blockchain. pBFT requires a series of network communication between nodes, and as such there is no GPU involved (but CPU). Resulting in the total energy consumed to keep the blockchain secure, decentralised and scalable being low.
 
pBFT stands for practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance and is an optimisation on the Byzantine Fault Tolerant algorithm. To quote Blockonomi: “In the context of distributed systems, Byzantine Fault Tolerance is the ability of a distributed computer network to function as desired and correctly reach a sufficient consensus despite malicious components (nodes) of the system failing or propagating incorrect information to other peers.” Zilliqa is such a distributed computer network and depends on the honesty of the nodes (shard and DS) to reach consensus and to continuously update the state with the latest block. If pBFT is a new term for you I can highly recommend the Blockonomi article.
 
The idea of pBFT was introduced in 1999 - one of the authors even won a Turing award for it - and it is well researched and applied in various blockchains and distributed systems nowadays. If you want more advanced information than the Blockonomi link provides click here. And if you’re in between Blockonomi and University of Singapore read the Zilliqa Design Story Part 2 dating from October 2017.
Quoting from the Zilliqa tech whitepaper: “pBFT relies upon a correct leader (which is randomly selected) to begin each phase and proceed when the sufficient majority exists. In case the leader is byzantine it can stall the entire consensus protocol. To address this challenge, pBFT offers a view change protocol to replace the byzantine leader with another one.”
 
pBFT can tolerate ⅓ of the nodes being dishonest (offline counts as Byzantine = dishonest) and the consensus protocol will function without stalling or hiccups. Once there are more than ⅓ of dishonest nodes but no more than ⅔ the network will be stalled and a view change will be triggered to elect a new DS leader. Only when more than ⅔ of the nodes are dishonest (>66%) double spend attacks become possible.
 
If the network stalls no transactions can be processed and one has to wait until a new honest leader has been elected. When the mainnet was just launched and in its early phases, view changes happened regularly. As of today the last stalling of the network - and view change being triggered - was at the end of October 2019.
 
Another benefit of using pBFT for consensus besides low energy is the immediate finality it provides. Once your transaction is included in a block and the block is added to the chain it’s done. Lastly, take a look at this article where three types of finality are being defined: probabilistic, absolute and economic finality. Zilliqa falls under the absolute finality (just like Tendermint for example). Although lengthy already we skipped through some of the inner workings from Zilliqa’s consensus: read the Zilliqa Design Story Part 3 and you will be close to having a complete picture on it. Enough about PoW, sybil resistance mechanism, pBFT etc. Another thing we haven’t looked at yet is the amount of decentralisation.
 
Decentralisation
 
Currently there are four shards, each one of them consisting of 600 nodes. 1 shard with 600 so called DS nodes (Directory Service - they need to achieve a higher difficulty than shard nodes) and 1800 shard nodes of which 250 are shard guards (centralised nodes controlled by the team). The amount of shard guards has been steadily declining from 1200 in January 2019 to 250 as of May 2020. On the Viewblock statistics you can see that many of the nodes are being located in the US but those are only the (CPU parts of the) shard nodes who perform pBFT. There is no data from where the PoW sources are coming. And when the Zilliqa blockchain starts reaching their transaction capacity limit, a network upgrade needs to be executed to lift the current cap of maximum 2400 nodes to allow more nodes and formation of more shards which will allow to network to keep on scaling according to demand.
Besides shard nodes there are also seed nodes. The main role of seed nodes is to serve as direct access points (for end users and clients) to the core Zilliqa network that validates transactions. Seed nodes consolidate transaction requests and forward these to the lookup nodes (another type of nodes) for distribution to the shards in the network. Seed nodes also maintain the entire transaction history and the global state of the blockchain which is needed to provide services such as block explorers. Seed nodes in the Zilliqa network are comparable to Infura on Ethereum.
 
The seed nodes were first only operated by Zilliqa themselves, exchanges and Viewblock. Operators of seed nodes like exchanges had no incentive to open them for the greater public.They were centralised at first. Decentralisation at the seed nodes level has been steadily rolled out since March 2020 ( Zilliqa Improvement Proposal 3 ). Currently the amount of seed nodes is being increased, they are public facing and at the same time PoS is applied to incentivize seed node operators and make it possible for ZIL holders to stake and earn passive yields. Important distinction: seed nodes are not involved with consensus! That is still PoW as entry ticket and pBFT for the actual consensus.
 
5% of the block rewards are being assigned to seed nodes (from the beginning in 2019) and those are being used to pay out ZIL stakers.The 5% block rewards with an annual yield of 10.03% translates to roughly 610 MM ZILs in total that can be staked. Exchanges use the custodial variant of staking and wallets like Moonlet will use the non custodial version (starting in Q3 2020). Staking is being done by sending ZILs to a smart contract created by Zilliqa and audited by Quantstamp.
 
With a high amount of DS & shard nodes and seed nodes becoming more decentralised too, Zilliqa qualifies for the label of decentralised in my opinion.
 
Smart contracts
 
Let me start by saying I’m not a developer and my programming skills are quite limited. So I‘m taking the ELI5 route (maybe 12) but if you are familiar with Javascript, Solidity or specifically OCaml please head straight to Scilla - read the docs to get a good initial grasp of how Zilliqa’s smart contract language Scilla works and if you ask yourself “why another programming language?” check this article. And if you want to play around with some sample contracts in an IDE click here. Faucet can be found here. And more information on architecture, dapp development and API can be found on the Developer Portal.
If you are more into listening and watching: check this recent webinar explaining Zilliqa and Scilla. Link is time stamped so you’ll start right away with a platform introduction, R&D roadmap 2020 and afterwards a proper Scilla introduction.
 
Generalised: programming languages can be divided into being ‘object oriented’ or ‘functional’. Here is an ELI5 given by software development academy: > “all programmes have two basic components, data – what the programme knows – and behaviour – what the programme can do with that data. So object-oriented programming states that combining data and related behaviours in one place, is called “object”, which makes it easier to understand how a particular program works. On the other hand, functional programming argues that data and behaviour are different things and should be separated to ensure their clarity.”
 
Scilla is on the functional side and shares similarities with OCaml: > OCaml is a general purpose programming language with an emphasis on expressiveness and safety. It has an advanced type system that helps catch your mistakes without getting in your way. It's used in environments where a single mistake can cost millions and speed matters, is supported by an active community, and has a rich set of libraries and development tools. For all its power, OCaml is also pretty simple, which is one reason it's often used as a teaching language.
 
Scilla is blockchain agnostic, can be implemented onto other blockchains as well, is recognised by academics and won a so called Distinguished Artifact Award award at the end of last year.
 
One of the reasons why the Zilliqa team decided to create their own programming language focused on preventing smart contract vulnerabilities safety is that adding logic on a blockchain, programming, means that you cannot afford to make mistakes. Otherwise it could cost you. It’s all great and fun blockchains being immutable but updating your code because you found a bug isn’t the same as with a regular web application for example. And with smart contracts it inherently involves cryptocurrencies in some form thus value.
 
Another difference with programming languages on a blockchain is gas. Every transaction you do on a smart contract platform like Zilliqa for Ethereum costs gas. With gas you basically pay for computational costs. Sending a ZIL from address A to address B costs 0.001 ZIL currently. Smart contracts are more complex, often involve various functions and require more gas (if gas is a new concept click here ).
 
So with Scilla, similar to Solidity, you need to make sure that “every function in your smart contract will run as expected without hitting gas limits. An improper resource analysis may lead to situations where funds may get stuck simply because a part of the smart contract code cannot be executed due to gas limits. Such constraints are not present in traditional software systems”. Scilla design story part 1
 
Some examples of smart contract issues you’d want to avoid are: leaking funds, ‘unexpected changes to critical state variables’ (example: someone other than you setting his or her address as the owner of the smart contract after creation) or simply killing a contract.
 
Scilla also allows for formal verification. Wikipedia to the rescue:
In the context of hardware and software systems, formal verification is the act of proving or disproving the correctness of intended algorithms underlying a system with respect to a certain formal specification or property, using formal methods of mathematics.
 
Formal verification can be helpful in proving the correctness of systems such as: cryptographic protocols, combinational circuits, digital circuits with internal memory, and software expressed as source code.
 
Scilla is being developed hand-in-hand with formalization of its semantics and its embedding into the Coq proof assistant — a state-of-the art tool for mechanized proofs about properties of programs.”
 
Simply put, with Scilla and accompanying tooling developers can be mathematically sure and proof that the smart contract they’ve written does what he or she intends it to do.
 
Smart contract on a sharded environment and state sharding
 
There is one more topic I’d like to touch on: smart contract execution in a sharded environment (and what is the effect of state sharding). This is a complex topic. I’m not able to explain it any easier than what is posted here. But I will try to compress the post into something easy to digest.
 
Earlier on we have established that Zilliqa can process transactions in parallel due to network sharding. This is where the linear scalability comes from. We can define simple transactions: a transaction from address A to B (Category 1), a transaction where a user interacts with one smart contract (Category 2) and the most complex ones where triggering a transaction results in multiple smart contracts being involved (Category 3). The shards are able to process transactions on their own without interference of the other shards. With Category 1 transactions that is doable, with Category 2 transactions sometimes if that address is in the same shard as the smart contract but with Category 3 you definitely need communication between the shards. Solving that requires to make a set of communication rules the protocol needs to follow in order to process all transactions in a generalised fashion.
 
And this is where the downsides of state sharding comes in currently. All shards in Zilliqa have access to the complete state. Yes the state size (0.1 GB at the moment) grows and all of the nodes need to store it but it also means that they don’t need to shop around for information available on other shards. Requiring more communication and adding more complexity. Computer science knowledge and/or developer knowledge required links if you want to dig further: Scilla - language grammar Scilla - Foundations for Verifiable Decentralised Computations on a Blockchain Gas Accounting NUS x Zilliqa: Smart contract language workshop
 
Easier to follow links on programming Scilla https://learnscilla.com/home Ivan on Tech
 
Roadmap / Zilliqa 2.0
 
There is no strict defined roadmap but here are topics being worked on. And via the Zilliqa website there is also more information on the projects they are working on.
 
Business & Partnerships  
It’s not only technology in which Zilliqa seems to be excelling as their ecosystem has been expanding and starting to grow rapidly. The project is on a mission to provide OpenFinance (OpFi) to the world and Singapore is the right place to be due to its progressive regulations and futuristic thinking. Singapore has taken a proactive approach towards cryptocurrencies by introducing the Payment Services Act 2019 (PS Act). Among other things, the PS Act will regulate intermediaries dealing with certain cryptocurrencies, with a particular focus on consumer protection and anti-money laundering. It will also provide a stable regulatory licensing and operating framework for cryptocurrency entities, effectively covering all crypto businesses and exchanges based in Singapore. According to PWC 82% of the surveyed executives in Singapore reported blockchain initiatives underway and 13% of them have already brought the initiatives live to the market. There is also an increasing list of organisations that are starting to provide digital payment services. Moreover, Singaporean blockchain developers Building Cities Beyond has recently created an innovation $15 million grant to encourage development on its ecosystem. This all suggest that Singapore tries to position itself as (one of) the leading blockchain hubs in the world.
 
Zilliqa seems to already taking advantage of this and recently helped launch Hg Exchange on their platform, together with financial institutions PhillipCapital, PrimePartners and Fundnel. Hg Exchange, which is now approved by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), uses smart contracts to represent digital assets. Through Hg Exchange financial institutions worldwide can use Zilliqa's safe-by-design smart contracts to enable the trading of private equities. For example, think of companies such as Grab, AirBnB, SpaceX that are not available for public trading right now. Hg Exchange will allow investors to buy shares of private companies & unicorns and capture their value before an IPO. Anquan, the main company behind Zilliqa, has also recently announced that they became a partner and shareholder in TEN31 Bank, which is a fully regulated bank allowing for tokenization of assets and is aiming to bridge the gap between conventional banking and the blockchain world. If STOs, the tokenization of assets, and equity trading will continue to increase, then Zilliqa’s public blockchain would be the ideal candidate due to its strategic positioning, partnerships, regulatory compliance and the technology that is being built on top of it.
 
What is also very encouraging is their focus on banking the un(der)banked. They are launching a stablecoin basket starting with XSGD. As many of you know, stablecoins are currently mostly used for trading. However, Zilliqa is actively trying to broaden the use case of stablecoins. I recommend everybody to read this text that Amrit Kumar wrote (one of the co-founders). These stablecoins will be integrated in the traditional markets and bridge the gap between the crypto world and the traditional world. This could potentially revolutionize and legitimise the crypto space if retailers and companies will for example start to use stablecoins for payments or remittances, instead of it solely being used for trading.
 
Zilliqa also released their DeFi strategic roadmap (dating November 2019) which seems to be aligning well with their OpFi strategy. A non-custodial DEX is coming to Zilliqa made by Switcheo which allows cross-chain trading (atomic swaps) between ETH, EOS and ZIL based tokens. They also signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a (soon to be announced) USD stablecoin. And as Zilliqa is all about regulations and being compliant, I’m speculating on it to be a regulated USD stablecoin. Furthermore, XSGD is already created and visible on block explorer and XIDR (Indonesian Stablecoin) is also coming soon via StraitsX. Here also an overview of the Tech Stack for Financial Applications from September 2019. Further quoting Amrit Kumar on this:
 
There are two basic building blocks in DeFi/OpFi though: 1) stablecoins as you need a non-volatile currency to get access to this market and 2) a dex to be able to trade all these financial assets. The rest are build on top of these blocks.
 
So far, together with our partners and community, we have worked on developing these building blocks with XSGD as a stablecoin. We are working on bringing a USD-backed stablecoin as well. We will soon have a decentralised exchange developed by Switcheo. And with HGX going live, we are also venturing into the tokenization space. More to come in the future.”*
 
Additionally, they also have this ZILHive initiative that injects capital into projects. There have been already 6 waves of various teams working on infrastructure, innovation and research, and they are not from ASEAN or Singapore only but global: see Grantees breakdown by country. Over 60 project teams from over 20 countries have contributed to Zilliqa's ecosystem. This includes individuals and teams developing wallets, explorers, developer toolkits, smart contract testing frameworks, dapps, etc. As some of you may know, Unstoppable Domains (UD) blew up when they launched on Zilliqa. UD aims to replace cryptocurrency addresses with a human readable name and allows for uncensorable websites. Zilliqa will probably be the only one able to handle all these transactions onchain due to ability to scale and its resulting low fees which is why the UD team launched this on Zilliqa in the first place. Furthermore, Zilliqa also has a strong emphasis on security, compliance, and privacy, which is why they partnered with companies like Elliptic, ChainSecurity (part of PwC Switzerland), and Incognito. Their sister company Aqilliz (Zilliqa spelled backwards) focuses on revolutionizing the digital advertising space and is doing interesting things like using Zilliqa to track outdoor digital ads with companies like Foodpanda.
 
Zilliqa is listed on nearly all major exchanges, having several different fiat-gateways and recently have been added to Binance’s margin trading and futures trading with really good volume. They also have a very impressive team with good credentials and experience. They dont just have “tech people”. They have a mix of tech people, business people, marketeers, scientists, and more. Naturally, it's good to have a mix of people with different skill sets if you work in the crypto space.
 
Marketing & Community
 
Zilliqa has a very strong community. If you just follow their Twitter their engagement is much higher for a coin that has approximately 80k followers. They also have been ‘coin of the day’ by LunarCrush many times. LunarCrush tracks real-time cryptocurrency value and social data. According to their data it seems Zilliqa has a more fundamental and deeper understanding of marketing and community engagement than almost all other coins. While almost all coins have been a bit frozen in the last months, Zilliqa seems to be on its own bull run. It was somewhere in the 100s a few months ago and is currently ranked #46 on CoinGecko. Their official Telegram also has over 20k people and is very active, and their community channel which is over 7k now is more active and larger than many other official channels. Their local communities) also seem to be growing.
 
Moreover, their community started ‘Zillacracy’ together with the Zilliqa core team ( see www.zillacracy.com ). It’s a community run initiative where people from all over the world are now helping with marketing and development on Zilliqa. Since its launch in February 2020 they have been doing a lot and will also run their own non custodial seed node for staking. This seed node will also allow them to start generating revenue for them to become a self sustaining entity that could potentially scale up to become a decentralized company working in parallel with the Zilliqa core team. Comparing it to all the other smart contract platforms (e.g. Cardano, EOS, Tezos etc.) they don't seem to have started a similar initiatives (correct me if I’m wrong though). This suggest in my opinion that these other smart contract platforms do not fully understand how to utilize the ‘power of the community’. This is something you cannot ‘buy with money’ and gives many projects in the space a disadvantage.
 
Zilliqa also released two social products called SocialPay and Zeeves. SocialPay allows users to earn ZILs while tweeting with a specific hashtag. They have recently used it in partnership with the Singapore Red Cross for a marketing campaign after their initial pilot program. It seems like a very valuable social product with a good use case. I can see a lot of traditional companies entering the space through this product, which they seem to suggest will happen. Tokenizing hashtags with smart contracts to get network effect is a very smart and innovative idea.
 
Regarding Zeeves, this is a tipping bot for Telegram. They already have 1000s of signups and they plan to keep upgrading it for more and more people to use it (e.g. they recently have added a quiz features). They also use it during AMAs to reward people in real time. It’s a very smart approach to grow their communities and get familiar with ZIL. I can see this becoming very big on Telegram. This tool suggests, again, that the Zilliqa team has a deeper understanding what the crypto space and community needs and is good at finding the right innovative tools to grow and scale.
 
To be honest, I haven’t covered everything (i’m also reaching the character limited haha). So many updates happening lately that it's hard to keep up, such as the International Monetary Fund mentioning Zilliqa in their report, custodial and non-custodial Staking, Binance Margin, Futures & Widget, entering the Indian market, and more. The Head of Marketing Colin Miles has also released this as an overview of what is coming next. And last but not least, Vitalik Buterin has been mentioning Zilliqa lately acknowledging Zilliqa and mentioning that both projects have a lot of room to grow. There is much more info of course and a good part of it has been served to you on a silver platter. I invite you to continue researching by yourself :-) And if you have any comments or questions please post here!
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2020.04.09 00:14 dalek_kelad ATHX Overview and Due Diligence links

I've compiled a list of links that might be useful if you are disorganized like myself. If you are a newcomer and here to stay, I hope this aids in your due diligence efforts.
Edit: Thanks all for the kind words! I am happy to build out further so please request useful topics to group by or provide any helpful links in the comments and I can collate it into the initial post. Keep the long view here and stay safe everyone.
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2020.04.02 11:44 stallionglobalexpo Device Cleaning Disinfecting Guide Honeywell Desktop Printers

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2020.03.22 21:28 gnikivar2 Never Again, Again: The Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar

On December 9th 1948, United Nations unanimously adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, promising that never again would the world allow any community to be destroyed in whole or in part because of their race, religion, or ethnic group. It is a promise the world has failed to keep time and time again, with genocides occurring everywhere from Yugoslavia to Darfur. Genocide reared its ugly head again when a series of massacres perpetrated by the military of Myanmar in 2016 and 2017 killed over 24,000 people and forced more than 700,000 people to flee their homes. What makes the genocide of the Rohingya so tragic is that Myanmar seemed on the path to greater respect for human rights, holding the freest elections in the country’s history in 2015. Today, I will be exploring the historic roots of the Rohingya genocide, how the process of democratization made ethnic peace harder to maintain, and the current entanglement of the Rohingya people in the politics of the region.
The Rohingya people in Myanmar are so vulnerable in part because many do not see the Rohingya as people at all. The Rohingya peoples origin stems primarily from two major popular movements. During the 16th century, the Indian Ocean (similar to the Atlantic world) saw a major expansion of slavery from the 16th century. Portuguese and Arakanese pirates enslaved large numbers of people from the densely populated lower Gangetic plain and sold them to the kingdom of Mrauk U, where they formed the seed of the Rohingya population. A second, and likely larger, wave of migration began after British wars of colonization, as the British encouraged peasants from what is today Bangladesh to repopulate the region. While conflict between Rohingya and Rakhine Buddhist communities had been everpresent, the situation became markedly worse after the 1962 coup. In particular, in 1982 the military regime changed the citizenship law to declare anyone from an ethnic group that could not trace its ethnic origins in Myanmar to before the era of British colonization was no longer a citizen. The Rohingya were, as a result, subject to severe human rights abuses. The NaSaKa, the border police, regularly confiscated Rohingya property, and used Rohingya as forced labor in infrastructure projects. Rohingya could not travel as they pleased, or marry as they desired without permission from local authorities. It was a deeply dehumanizing situation, an unsurprisingly, many Rohingya were among the most enthusiastic about the return to democratic rule.
However, the human rights situation of the Rohingya worsened after the onset of democratization. In many cases, the process of democratization actually worsened the position of the Rohingya. The Rakhine state has always been one of the poorest regions in Myanmar, with a GDP per capita 25% less than the national average, and a poverty rate of 78%. The Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP) emerged among the Theravada Buddhist majority to demand better economic inclusion for their constituents. The USDP, the political party representing the interests of the Tatmadaw, the Myanmarese military, responded by offering large numbers of temporary registrations to Rohingya, and insinuating legal equality would be possible if the USDP won a sufficient share of the vote. Demagogues from the RNDP countered by demagoging about fears Muslim demographic dominance, despite the fact that the Muslim share of the country has not changed in the last 41 years. Moreover, although the governments decision to partially free the press, it made it gave hateful voices a loudspeaker. In particular, radical members of the Buddhist monkhood, led by Ashin Wirathu preached a message of hate towards the countries Muslim minorities.
The kindling collected so far turned into a conflagration when riots erupted in 2012 after the alleged rape of a Rakhine Buddhist woman. Over 100,000 Rohingya were forced into squalid internally displaced person camps, creating the perfect conditions for the rise the ARSA (Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army). ARSA launched a series of attacks against border posts in 2016, and the Tatmadaw decided it was time for a final solution to the Rohingya problem. A series of clearance operations were launched later in the year, that were nothing more than an excuse to launch brutal violence against civilian population. 24,000 people, and forced over 900,000 to flee their homes. Although Bangladesh initially had immense sympathy to Rohingya refugees, the welcome has worn out. For example, the government of Bangladesh has shut off cell phone access to refugees, and is trying to force refugees onto an island that could sink to the ocean floor at any moment. Both the international community and the government of Bangladesh want Rohingya to return to Myanmar but the situation remains too unsettled.
The local Rakhine Buddhist majority has risen against the central government, and the few Rohingya remaining face both the Tatmadaw and the rebel Arakan Army. Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor (equivalent to Prime Minister) does not have any effective control over the security services. Worse, her defence of the military’s action, make it appear she has no fundamental problem with the military committing genocide. The international community has had a mixed response. Japan, the primary destination for Myanmar’s booming garment exports. has been notably silent. The US has placed targeted sanctions on senior leadership in the Tatmadaw. The EU is considering removing trade concessions to garment exports from Myanmar. Worse, China is actively shielding Myanmar from international isolation, and has emerged as the country’s largest trade and investment partner. A top UN court has ordered Myanmar to protect its Rohingya, but there does not appear to be either the capacity or desire to bring to Rohingya justice.
Selected Sources: Satisfying the” want for labouring people”: European slave trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850, RB Allen Rohingya and national identities in Burma , CS Galache Myanmar The Rohingya Minority: Fundamental Rights Denied , Amnesty International BUDDHISM, VIOLENCE AND THE STATE IN BURMA (MYANMAR) AND SRI LANKA , Julian Schober
www.wealthofnationspodcast.com https://media.blubrry.com/wealthofnationspodcast/s/content.blubrry.com/wealthofnationspodcast/Myanmar-Rohingya.mp3
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2020.03.22 21:27 gnikivar2 Never Again, Again: The Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar

On December 9th 1948, United Nations unanimously adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, promising that never again would the world allow any community to be destroyed in whole or in part because of their race, religion, or ethnic group. It is a promise the world has failed to keep time and time again, with genocides occurring everywhere from Yugoslavia to Darfur. Genocide reared its ugly head again when a series of massacres perpetrated by the military of Myanmar in 2016 and 2017 killed over 24,000 people and forced more than 700,000 people to flee their homes. What makes the genocide of the Rohingya so tragic is that Myanmar seemed on the path to greater respect for human rights, holding the freest elections in the country’s history in 2015. Today, I will be exploring the historic roots of the Rohingya genocide, how the process of democratization made ethnic peace harder to maintain, and the current entanglement of the Rohingya people in the politics of the region.
The Rohingya people in Myanmar are so vulnerable in part because many do not see the Rohingya as people at all. The Rohingya peoples origin stems primarily from two major popular movements. During the 16th century, the Indian Ocean (similar to the Atlantic world) saw a major expansion of slavery from the 16th century. Portuguese and Arakanese pirates enslaved large numbers of people from the densely populated lower Gangetic plain and sold them to the kingdom of Mrauk U, where they formed the seed of the Rohingya population. A second, and likely larger, wave of migration began after British wars of colonization, as the British encouraged peasants from what is today Bangladesh to repopulate the region. While conflict between Rohingya and Rakhine Buddhist communities had been everpresent, the situation became markedly worse after the 1962 coup. In particular, in 1982 the military regime changed the citizenship law to declare anyone from an ethnic group that could not trace its ethnic origins in Myanmar to before the era of British colonization was no longer a citizen. The Rohingya were, as a result, subject to severe human rights abuses. The NaSaKa, the border police, regularly confiscated Rohingya property, and used Rohingya as forced labor in infrastructure projects. Rohingya could not travel as they pleased, or marry as they desired without permission from local authorities. It was a deeply dehumanizing situation, an unsurprisingly, many Rohingya were among the most enthusiastic about the return to democratic rule.
However, the human rights situation of the Rohingya worsened after the onset of democratization. In many cases, the process of democratization actually worsened the position of the Rohingya. The Rakhine state has always been one of the poorest regions in Myanmar, with a GDP per capita 25% less than the national average, and a poverty rate of 78%. The Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP) emerged among the Theravada Buddhist majority to demand better economic inclusion for their constituents. The USDP, the political party representing the interests of the Tatmadaw, the Myanmarese military, responded by offering large numbers of temporary registrations to Rohingya, and insinuating legal equality would be possible if the USDP won a sufficient share of the vote. Demagogues from the RNDP countered by demagoging about fears Muslim demographic dominance, despite the fact that the Muslim share of the country has not changed in the last 41 years. Moreover, although the governments decision to partially free the press, it made it gave hateful voices a loudspeaker. In particular, radical members of the Buddhist monkhood, led by Ashin Wirathu preached a message of hate towards the countries Muslim minorities.
The kindling collected so far turned into a conflagration when riots erupted in 2012 after the alleged rape of a Rakhine Buddhist woman. Over 100,000 Rohingya were forced into squalid internally displaced person camps, creating the perfect conditions for the rise the ARSA (Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army). ARSA launched a series of attacks against border posts in 2016, and the Tatmadaw decided it was time for a final solution to the Rohingya problem. A series of clearance operations were launched later in the year, that were nothing more than an excuse to launch brutal violence against civilian population. 24,000 people, and forced over 900,000 to flee their homes. Although Bangladesh initially had immense sympathy to Rohingya refugees, the welcome has worn out. For example, the government of Bangladesh has shut off cell phone access to refugees, and is trying to force refugees onto an island that could sink to the ocean floor at any moment. Both the international community and the government of Bangladesh want Rohingya to return to Myanmar but the situation remains too unsettled.
The local Rakhine Buddhist majority has risen against the central government, and the few Rohingya remaining face both the Tatmadaw and the rebel Arakan Army. Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor (equivalent to Prime Minister) does not have any effective control over the security services. Worse, her defence of the military’s action, make it appear she has no fundamental problem with the military committing genocide. The international community has had a mixed response. Japan, the primary destination for Myanmar’s booming garment exports. has been notably silent. The US has placed targeted sanctions on senior leadership in the Tatmadaw. The EU is considering removing trade concessions to garment exports from Myanmar. Worse, China is actively shielding Myanmar from international isolation, and has emerged as the country’s largest trade and investment partner. A top UN court has ordered Myanmar to protect its Rohingya, but there does not appear to be either the capacity or desire to bring to Rohingya justice.
Selected Sources: Satisfying the” want for labouring people”: European slave trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850, RB Allen Rohingya and national identities in Burma , CS Galache Myanmar The Rohingya Minority: Fundamental Rights Denied , Amnesty International BUDDHISM, VIOLENCE AND THE STATE IN BURMA (MYANMAR) AND SRI LANKA , Julian Schober
www.wealthofnationspodcast.com https://media.blubrry.com/wealthofnationspodcast/s/content.blubrry.com/wealthofnationspodcast/Myanmar-Rohingya.mp3
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2020.03.22 21:25 gnikivar2 Never Again, Again: The Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar

On December 9th 1948, United Nations unanimously adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, promising that never again would the world allow any community to be destroyed in whole or in part because of their race, religion, or ethnic group. It is a promise the world has failed to keep time and time again, with genocides occurring everywhere from Yugoslavia to Darfur. Genocide reared its ugly head again when a series of massacres perpetrated by the military of Myanmar in 2016 and 2017 killed over 24,000 people and forced more than 700,000 people to flee their homes. What makes the genocide of the Rohingya so tragic is that Myanmar seemed on the path to greater respect for human rights, holding the freest elections in the country’s history in 2015. Today, I will be exploring the historic roots of the Rohingya genocide, how the process of democratization made ethnic peace harder to maintain, and the current entanglement of the Rohingya people in the politics of the region.
The Rohingya people in Myanmar are so vulnerable in part because many do not see the Rohingya as people at all. The Rohingya peoples origin stems primarily from two major popular movements. During the 16th century, the Indian Ocean (similar to the Atlantic world) saw a major expansion of slavery from the 16th century. Portuguese and Arakanese pirates enslaved large numbers of people from the densely populated lower Gangetic plain and sold them to the kingdom of Mrauk U, where they formed the seed of the Rohingya population. A second, and likely larger, wave of migration began after British wars of colonization, as the British encouraged peasants from what is today Bangladesh to repopulate the region. While conflict between Rohingya and Rakhine Buddhist communities had been everpresent, the situation became markedly worse after the 1962 coup. In particular, in 1982 the military regime changed the citizenship law to declare anyone from an ethnic group that could not trace its ethnic origins in Myanmar to before the era of British colonization was no longer a citizen. The Rohingya were, as a result, subject to severe human rights abuses. The NaSaKa, the border police, regularly confiscated Rohingya property, and used Rohingya as forced labor in infrastructure projects. Rohingya could not travel as they pleased, or marry as they desired without permission from local authorities. It was a deeply dehumanizing situation, an unsurprisingly, many Rohingya were among the most enthusiastic about the return to democratic rule.
However, the human rights situation of the Rohingya worsened after the onset of democratization. In many cases, the process of democratization actually worsened the position of the Rohingya. The Rakhine state has always been one of the poorest regions in Myanmar, with a GDP per capita 25% less than the national average, and a poverty rate of 78%. The Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP) emerged among the Theravada Buddhist majority to demand better economic inclusion for their constituents. The USDP, the political party representing the interests of the Tatmadaw, the Myanmarese military, responded by offering large numbers of temporary registrations to Rohingya, and insinuating legal equality would be possible if the USDP won a sufficient share of the vote. Demagogues from the RNDP countered by demagoging about fears Muslim demographic dominance, despite the fact that the Muslim share of the country has not changed in the last 41 years. Moreover, although the governments decision to partially free the press, it made it gave hateful voices a loudspeaker. In particular, radical members of the Buddhist monkhood, led by Ashin Wirathu preached a message of hate towards the countries Muslim minorities.
The kindling collected so far turned into a conflagration when riots erupted in 2012 after the alleged rape of a Rakhine Buddhist woman. Over 100,000 Rohingya were forced into squalid internally displaced person camps, creating the perfect conditions for the rise the ARSA (Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army). ARSA launched a series of attacks against border posts in 2016, and the Tatmadaw decided it was time for a final solution to the Rohingya problem. A series of clearance operations were launched later in the year, that were nothing more than an excuse to launch brutal violence against civilian population. 24,000 people, and forced over 900,000 to flee their homes. Although Bangladesh initially had immense sympathy to Rohingya refugees, the welcome has worn out. For example, the government of Bangladesh has shut off cell phone access to refugees, and is trying to force refugees onto an island that could sink to the ocean floor at any moment. Both the international community and the government of Bangladesh want Rohingya to return to Myanmar but the situation remains too unsettled.
The local Rakhine Buddhist majority has risen against the central government, and the few Rohingya remaining face both the Tatmadaw and the rebel Arakan Army. Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor (equivalent to Prime Minister) does not have any effective control over the security services. Worse, her defence of the military’s action, make it appear she has no fundamental problem with the military committing genocide. The international community has had a mixed response. Japan, the primary destination for Myanmar’s booming garment exports. has been notably silent. The US has placed targeted sanctions on senior leadership in the Tatmadaw. The EU is considering removing trade concessions to garment exports from Myanmar. Worse, China is actively shielding Myanmar from international isolation, and has emerged as the country’s largest trade and investment partner. A top UN court has ordered Myanmar to protect its Rohingya, but there does not appear to be either the capacity or desire to bring to Rohingya justice.
Selected Sources: Satisfying the” want for labouring people”: European slave trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850, RB Allen Rohingya and national identities in Burma , CS Galache Myanmar The Rohingya Minority: Fundamental Rights Denied , Amnesty International BUDDHISM, VIOLENCE AND THE STATE IN BURMA (MYANMAR) AND SRI LANKA , Julian Schober
www.wealthofnationspodcast.com https://media.blubrry.com/wealthofnationspodcast/s/content.blubrry.com/wealthofnationspodcast/Myanmar-Rohingya.mp3
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2020.03.20 19:15 letmeassumeurgender u/letmeassumeurgender's 1rd with trades and a 1st pick twist

I have one big twist in my mock. Just kind of a for fun, quarantine fueled, project a blend of weird twists but mostly what I would do. Also, my first mock so I'd love to hear where I'm way off.
Edit: missed the bills trading the vikings their 1st. Need a vikes fan to tell me who they would want there. Edit 2: adjusted CIN-CAR trade to remove cin 2nd Also important note this mocks motivation is WHAT IF the Bengals don’t see Burrow as their FQB.
(CAR sends C. McCafferey + Pick 7 + 2021 1st to CIN for Pick 1)
  1. Carolina Panthers – Joe Burreaux QB LSU
Panthers jump up to grab their OC’s man as they look to continue what was fairytale level of performance at LSU. In the process all they have to do is give up a RB (albeit a MVP caliber one) before his next contract. A tough pill to swallow for a team losing its two faces (Cam) this offseason, but imo the right move. They lose a first next year but gain the first pick of the second round this year. The new regime starts out bold.
The Bengals fans leave equally disappointed, but add an exciting piece that the fanbase needs and honestly deserves. Of course the real motivation here is not acquiring Mixon a running mate. The Bengals had entirely too long to overthink Burrow and fear the single year of success. Questioning everything from talent around him to arm strength and even age, they opt for the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes the guy they’ve really been drooling over since last year. They pick up a mid-range 1st next year as tank insurance.
  1. Washington Redskin Potatoes – Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama
Yeah, Chase Young is cool, but… take it from the OSU alum who ordered a Pumpkin Spice Latte before turning around and seeing the man in the campus Starbucks line behind you was Chase Young. Yeah they called my name out and screamed Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte for Cole, to which I put my head down in shame shuffled pass the behemoth of a man to grab my drink and go. Oh, I’m also a Browns fan. I remember when we only won one game and earned the right to Myles “The Assailant” Garrett. We grabbed a DE who is pretty freaking awesome (No, you can’t have him) and proceeded to win 0 games. Then Baker and all of sudden people spoke the dreaded p word. The QB position matters infinitely more. I remember screaming at Buffalo Wild Wing’s DON’T TAKE WATSON TAKE GARRETT to the screen. Yeah, they should’ve taken Watson.
Anyways, Tua. He can play, he’s shown that. Maybe they can shake a 2nd out of the Pats for Haskins?
  1. Detroit Lions – Chase Young DE tOSU
Matt Patricia really struggles to make this pick. Chase Young has everything… almost. He just lacks that pedigree that the Lions are looking for. Sure OSU is an okay school and has produced a few okay DE’s, but Chase Young has never played for the Patriots, regardless they suck it up and take him. He truly is the best player available and fits the need well. Since the draft will be silent because of Covid-19 you won’t hear any Lions fans cheering when the redskins draft Tua, but there will be some rocking living rooms in Detroit as the TTUN fans take Chase Young to the dark side.
(LAC send Pick 6 + Pick 37 to NYG for Pick 4)
  1. Los Angeles Chargers – Justin Herbert QB Oregon
Apparently the Chargers like Herbert. The current plan in my estimation is Tyrod for 2.5 weeks and then Herbert leads them to a TNF second half comeback vs. the Jets. Sounds oddly familiar for some reason. Not much explaining to do here. They have to jump Miami to ensure they get their guy. The Chargers need a QB much more than they need Isiah Simmons despite how freaking awesome that D would be. ;)
Giants take the slight overpay and move back what amounts to one pick since they know exactly who the Chargers are taking.
(ARI sends Pick 8 + 2021 2nd to MIA for Pick 5)
  1. Arizona Cardinals – Jedrick Wills OT Alabama
Arizona knows they need to give Kyler a bit more time to throw to that one guy they tricked BoB into trading away. They jump over the Giants to get the best lineman in this draft. Not only is Wills the best lineman in this class, he is also very young. The only somewhat negative you can say about the kid is that he is a RT (even though he could probably learn LT). That will be just fine for AZ.
Miami is reeling at this point. They take future assets as it looks like the plan is being pushed back a year. Unfortunately after FA and Flores being the worst coach (for a tank) I’ve ever seen. I’m not sure this team is bad enough to compete for Trevor or Justin.
  1. New York Giants – Andrew Thomas OT Georgia
I hate this pick. As a Browns fan I despise this pick. As much as I’d love to see Gettleman go BPA and take Okudah or Simmons, he knows what he has in Daniel Jones. He also knows his job depends on Daniel considering that was HIS GUY. As a result this move is all about setting Daniel up for success with some quality protection. I really, really hope he fools himself into thinking Becton is the choice, but he won’t. This is the right move.
  1. Cincinnati Bengals – Tristan Wirfs OT Iowa
The Bengals need O-line help. They are doing things in reverse order from the Giants. The goal here is ensure the line can protect their guy immediately and avoid dropping a prized pony into a bad spot for the first time in their career. I’m looking at you Clemson and OSU lineman. We’ve seen what bad lines can do to young QB’s who have always had good ones *cough* Baker *cough* The Bengals avoid letting those bad habits develop for their Star next year. For bonus, it gives the team an insane rushing attack with a good line, McCafferey, and Mixon.
(NYJ send Pick 11 and a 2021 2nd to MIA for pick 8)
  1. New York Jets – Mekhi Becton OT Louisville
After seeing three tackles go already, the Jets get desperate to jump the Browns and get some much needed line help for Darnold. They overpay slightly, but they know it’s the only shot to get a tackle as Becton is the only blue chipper left. An absolute beast of potential. Hope it works out for the Jets. I think Jets fans should be cautiously optimistic here.
The Dolphins will eventually pick a player I promise, but at this point the GM has walked backwards into a surplus of assets. The Dolphins are smart enough to realize they can get a free second and still get one of Okudah, Simmons, Jeudy or Lamb.
  1. London Jaguars – Jeffrey Okudah CB tOSU
And with the quickest selection in NFL draft history the Jags take their heir to Ramsey.
Can’t get any easier than this. With the defensive exodus the Jags need to bring in some more players on that side of the ball. Okudah is BPA which I think the Jags will stick to fairly strictly. If not they could grab a Jeudy/Lamb and try to build around some mania.
  1. Cleveland Browns – Isaiah Simmons LB Clemson
This is generally the pick for those few freaks at browns who think the Browns should do something other than get a tackle. Now that makes sense. The Browns need S/LB help more than anything besides OT of course. Here comes a beast of a player who falls into their lap. Rejoice Browns fans! Right? No, I said this about the Peppers pick the SS/LB hybrid this high is a huge waste of an asset. Granted Simmons is a much better player than the spicy boy was. I guess the Browns can hope for a Derwin James here, and I hope that I get a raise tomorrow for doing such a good job staying at home. Personally I wanted Okudah a lot more even think the Browns have two great/good young CBs. I just see a ceiling of Ramsey+Bouye+Chris Harris Jr. out of Okudah+Williams+Ward. Sour grapes because 9 is the absolute floor for Okudah. Anyways back to this Browns’ nightmare draft.
  1. Miami Dolphins – Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama
The Dolphins picked a player! They get their guy out of Bama. Oh wait, they get their other guy out of Bama. Jeudy will serve to be a fantastic partner for Parker who decided he wanted to not be bad recently. Again this team is about to add some real weapons/depth and get its next QB off to a running start. (I know it’s not Tua but Jeudy and 2 2nds next year is pretty cool)
  1. Las Vegas Raiders – CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma
Are Raiders fans sick of seeing this pick? Or do they just get a little more excited each time they realize this is DEFINITELY going to happen. The Raiders can’t roll out their team with no WR1 (or really even WR2) again. Thanks AB. Gruden will love this dude. He is a beast of a weapon and should make Carr look like a player who belongs starting in the NFL again. Need I say more? Get excited Raiders fans.
  1. San Francisco 49ers – Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama
This team is obviously not far off at all. It kinda makes me mad that they are picking here after the newfound disgust I have for them after that embarrassment of a game vs. the Browns. Did you know you can re-watch that game for free right now? YOU CAN. I think I’d sooner buy that produce that was definitely touched by at least 100 people in the grocery store before me. Anyways they have a nice little luxury pick here. What team doesn’t want an explosive weapon to open up their offense to another degree? Think of all the speed on this team and think of how tough it’d be to stop the run and protect the middle from Kittle with this freaking little bugger on the outside zooming past everyone? Gross. Don’t think Tyreek and Chiefs here, think Brown and the Ravens. I think that’s a bit closer, regardless great pick.
  1. Tampa Bay Super Bowl Championeers – Joshua Jones OT Houston
Tom Brady is old. Tom Brady is not going to avoid pressure all that well. Jones is an accomplished blocker especially in pass sets. Let’s be honest, we know they want to throw the ball this year. They won’t do anything dumb like draft a RB here. They can just sign Gordon or if the sun decides to shine on Cleveland sign Hunt away from us for a second. Brady will need the time to throw to his mouth-watering duo of WRs and Joshua will help them get that. Also side note, Bucs what’re you doing?! sign back Perriman!
(DAL sends Pick 17 and 2021 3rd to DEN for pick 15)
  1. Dallas Cowboys – CJ Henderson CB Florida
Cowboys hop Atlanta for who they believe is the best DB available. CB is more valuable than safety. Also I don’t think they will go Chaisson. I think the draft community thinks a bit too much of him. Now back to Henderson. I’ve seen a lot of people who really don’t want to see him go to their team. Not sure why. Love the kid, great man coverage abilities. I view him similar to a Greedy Williams with less red flags.
  1. Atlanta Falcons – Kristian Fulton CB LSU
Such an all-around player. The Falcons do get hopped for a CB but I’m sure they can live with an extremely consistent player. He just doesn’t scream all-pro potential but it’s the middle of the first you’re looking for starters who can reach a pro bowl or two and this kid is that. Falcons need to get better on the back end if they want to compete in their division, which I can’t wait to watch.
  1. Denver Broncos – Jalen Reagor WR TCU
I’d wager a guess the Broncos wanted Ruggs fairly badly. I still think they go with WR and Reagor is a solid player. It is interesting to think how we might view the two prospects if we could see Ruggs in TCU’s situation and Reagor in Alabama’s system. I think we’d all be a bit higher on Reagor. This pick still scares me with all the unknown. The Broncos are undaunted and roll the dice on a talented player.
  1. Miami Dolphins – Xavier McKinney S Alabama
Remember when the Dolphins traded Minkah away? Their pass defense remembers. Miami gets a second versatile defender to add to an interesting secondary. Xavier is a safety, not exactly a value position but I’d be surprised to see them add more to the D-line this early in the draft after that FA class. The O-line pool is looking a bit dry, and I don’t think theyre bold enough to double dip on WR here. McKinney will do whatever Flores tasks him to do and he will do it well. I love the player just not the positional value.
  1. Las Vegas Raiders – Derrick Brown DI Auburn
I’m sure Gruden is loving the way the draft is falling for him this year. Maybe they will surprise us with their picks like last year. But in this scenario they don’t do anything weird. They grab the best player available stopping his slide. How did he end up all the way down here? Well every year it seems like there is always that one player right? I have it being Derrick Brown. Great player excellent at what he does well, but how high is too high to pick a run stuffing D lineman? Raiders need someone to help stop the bleeding on D and I think a player like Brown does just that. Huge win here for the Raiders.
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Javon Kinlaw DI South Carolina
Oh wow this idiot knows DTs exist after all. Yes, yes, Kinlaw comes off the board here. A player who should be exciting to watch. A great penetrator and PFF darling. I think that he fits exactly the kind of player that Jacksonville has sought after in the past. He should be very exciting to watch on that retooling D-line. Leaving with Kinlaw and Okudah should really reinvigorate that shell of a great defense.
  1. Philadelphia Eagles – Grant Delpit S LSU
I can’t believe they let Jenkins walk. That is just madness to me. They need to plug that hole or Philly risks a second secondary situation. I would’ve like to go receiver here but I just don’t think they will. I think a tackle is within reason here too should they see potential in one of the guys left. Back to Delpit. A great center fielder who is falling victim to early peak to his hype. It seems to be the trend to crap on him, and I really don’t see why. Sure not a great tackler, but the value he brings is in instincts and coverage. The kid I think will end up providing some value similar to Malik Hooker.
  1. Buffalo Bills – K’Lavon Chaisson EDGE LSU
Tools guy. Tons of burst/athleticism. Some games he played better than others but that tends to be the story of the EDGE position. The Bills D gets a bit scarier and I think an interesting combo with some of the athletic monsters on that team. I don’t think there is much do here on offense I just don’t really like any running backs this high but I think a star back would be good for them. I like the fit here though. Buffalo adds some speed.
  1. New England Patriots – Zach Baun LB Wisconsin
I’m not really sure I love Baun, but for some reason, this just feels correct. He feels like a Patirot or a Steeler. The versatility is great and I think he has a large amount of potential. I can see Bill saying this is my guy. We know the magic he can work with linebackers. Not a sexy pick but helping retool the D and keep it close-ish to the level it was last year.
  1. New Orleans Saints – Laviska Shenault WR Colorado
Versatile weapon. I also don’t really love him but some people really do. Maybe they are more creative than I am. So is Sean Payton. I would rather go CB here with Gladney, but I think the Saints are a bit too desperate for some help for cantguardmike. Sorry fantasy owners Shenault is here to diversify that offense.
  1. Minnesota Vikings – Denzel Mims WR Baylor
One receiver out another receiver in. I really like the fit here too. Great foot speed despite the limited route tree at Baylor. He is also a great contested catch player which happens to be similar to what just left that offense. I think they have obvious needs at corner here, however I think they need to keep the weapons multiple or that O is gonna come to a screeching halt if too much focus comes down on Cook.
  1. Miami Dolphins – Patrick Queen LB LSU
A player I’m a bit too high on I think. I really love the kid but there are so many concerns I have too. Huge boom or bust player but I think this is exactly the type of Defense he needs to get to. I also think he is the player that’s going to make this D special. It will take more pieces still but his impact will be felt. The speed he presents will be crazy. The kid will be everywhere, well everywhere he thinks he should be. Still a bit or a lot raw, just have to bear with him.
(KC sends Pick 32 and a 2020 3rd for SEA Pick 27)
  1. Kansas City Chiefs – Kenneth Murray LB Oklahoma
The Chiefs do the AFCN a HUGE favor and leap the Ravens for Kenneth. The Chiefs don’t really have too many needs but that D needs to continue to improve. Murray will help with athleticism. A player who is so explosive and seems like what the Chiefs are doing on offense. I like the addition of him to their current unit and think he should breathe life into that D as such a different level of energy player.
The Seahawks and trading down. Just had to do it. They have some obscure player they want and we all know we won’t be taken in the next few picks.
  1. Baltimore Ravens – A.J. Epenesa
Quite honestly I think he would be a bust anywhere else, but I think he will be regarded the same way Judon is soon. Just a technician who seems like a poor man’s Joey Bosa. The scheme there is what really won for Judon according to PFF. All that being said this man is in line to receive the keys to the kingdom in the sense like Judon he is gonna go off in terms of production even if his talent doesn’t match. Now I think a player like Chaisson would be disgustingly good in this role Epenesa will do the job too. I’m just happy they didn’t get Chaisson, Queen, or Murray.
  1. Tennessee Titans – Marlon Davidson DL Auburn
Just gets it done on the line. Hard to say where he will play but with some vets leaving this line inside and out I think he slots in to both spots with a defensive head coach who is minded to maximize his potential. This dude is a dude. An absolute man. And I think that kind of think will appeal to Vrabel quite a bit. He is a people mover even if not a real pass rusher, Landry can fill that role.
  1. Green Bay Packers – Justin Jefferson WR LSU
I think Green Bay gets their guy. Rodgers just needs some more weapons and I think they’re getting a huge steal. Talk about a great fit for a player moving from Burreaux magic to Rodgers magic. He has a nack for just getting open in and out of phase. Draft this kid in fantasy if he goes here.
  1. San Francisco 49ers – A.J. Terrell CB Clemson
A longer corner. A fluid athlete. A succession plan and copy-cat for Richard Sherman. If the 9ers can get Sherman to rub off on this kid I think they’re getting great value. This team is in position and shows shown a tendency to build on strengths. Looking at you Bosa. I think they will look to the future with this pick.
  1. Seattle Seahawks – John Molchon G Boise State
Oh Yeah? Like you freaking know who the hell the Seahawks are gonna pick.
I’m completely kidding about this pick though. I would probably take Yetur Gross-Matos here and try and get some actual rush from that line. Bank on his development and go for BPA/ highest potential available. That feels a bit too obvious for the Seahawks doesn’t it though? So yeah the center from SMU or something.
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2020.02.29 14:11 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: WrestleWithThePackage posts from 2020-02-02 to 2020-02-28 12:06 PDT

Period: 26.40 days
Submissions Comments
Total 975 2303
Rate (per day) 36.93 84.89
Unique Redditors 101 367
Combined Score 55245 9148

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 17278 points, 294 submissions: justinjfitness
    1. Dash Wilder's Body (191 points, 29 comments)
    2. Chris Dickinson's Bulge (187 points, 8 comments)
    3. Joey Ryan (159 points, 3 comments)
    4. Sweaty Shane Thorne (157 points, 3 comments)
    5. 🚨🚨 Ricochet is no longer wearing pants 🚨🚨 (153 points, 25 comments)
    6. Finn Balor Wiping His Sweat while On top of Johnny Gargano (152 points, 18 comments)
    7. Spud, ec3 and braun should make a movie together (145 points, 9 comments)
    8. Finn Balor in nothing but a shirt and speedo (141 points, 3 comments)
    9. Tyler Bate Blessing All of Us (141 points, 1 comment)
    10. Tony Nese (136 points, 17 comments)
  2. 5761 points, 129 submissions: BalorLover
    1. Finn sexily stripping (121 points, 6 comments)
    2. Finn Balor's naked ass (114 points, 5 comments)
    3. Kip Sabian relaxing (106 points, 12 comments)
    4. Finn realizing that almost everyone on this subreddit would fuck him (105 points, 9 comments)
    5. An all time great shot of Finn Balor's ass (97 points, 0 comments)
    6. Finn balor bulge (91 points, 4 comments)
    7. Finn balor's bulge (88 points, 5 comments)
    8. Will Ospreay is so frickin sexy (88 points, 2 comments)
    9. Ricochet's ass in underwear (83 points, 5 comments)
    10. Angel Garza showing in the right position! (80 points, 5 comments)
  3. 5543 points, 73 submissions: Bottom4Cesaro
    1. Finn Bálor posing like a tease. (210 points, 8 comments)
    2. MJF rubbing himself down. 😈 (172 points, 10 comments)
    3. Dave Marshall after some fun. 🍆💦 (163 points, 8 comments)
    4. Tino Sabbatelli (163 points, 13 comments)
    5. Austin Theory 💪🏻 (159 points, 4 comments)
    6. Ricochet (132 points, 9 comments)
    7. Bobby Fish is such a Daddy. (131 points, 6 comments)
    8. Adam Cole & Kyle O'Reilly (129 points, 4 comments)
    9. Wade Barrett’s huge bulge. 🍆 (119 points, 4 comments)
    10. Ricochet jiggling in all the right places. 🍑 (118 points, 7 comments)
  4. 1955 points, 32 submissions: packagefan99
    1. Joe Hendry pic (251 points, 20 comments)
    2. Young Andrade with his supermodel good looks (156 points, 6 comments)
    3. Anthony Bowens pic (126 points, 4 comments)
    4. Darren Young pic (107 points, 10 comments)
    5. [Tucker] Holy fuck! (104 points, 5 comments)
    6. Ridge Holland GIF (102 points, 3 comments)
    7. Beefy luchador Flamita (86 points, 3 comments)
    8. Brad Maddox GIF (68 points, 10 comments)
    9. Mark Davis GIF (65 points, 12 comments)
    10. Hangman Adam Page GIF (61 points, 4 comments)
  5. 1771 points, 26 submissions: starrystillness
    1. Dan the Dad is such a hunky daddy (196 points, 2 comments)
    2. Hiroshi Yamato naked in the ring (175 points, 7 comments)
    3. Double the fun with the Riegel Twins (113 points, 1 comment)
    4. An interesting view of Shinya Aoki (80 points, 6 comments)
    5. Daddy Hiroshi Yamato is just asking for his trunks back (78 points, 5 comments)
    6. Future Shock: Kyle O’Reilly and (beardless) Adam Cole (75 points, 2 comments)
    7. Cara Noir with a pretty significant wardrobe malfunction (73 points, 2 comments)
    8. Minty fresh Eye Candy Elliot (70 points, 0 comments)
    9. Eye Candy Elliot getting all up in Effy’s face (69 points, 0 comments)
    10. If you follow where Austin Theory’s looking... (69 points, 1 comment)
  6. 1647 points, 24 submissions: MaleWrestlerTea
    1. Daddy Roderick Strong 💪🏻😍😋 (155 points, 15 comments)
    2. I should be Sheamus’s meal instead 🤩 (130 points, 2 comments)
    3. I need more Oney content pls (122 points, 5 comments)
    4. Tyler Bate 🍑 (118 points, 1 comment)
    5. Killian McMurphy (103 points, 5 comments)
    6. EX3 and Oney Lorcan 😍😘😛 (96 points, 10 comments)
    7. Also i’ve been high key crushing on Sam Osborne lately 😍🍑😋 (84 points, 3 comments)
    8. Dexter Lumis 😋 (80 points, 1 comment)
    9. Roderick Strong ✨ (73 points, 2 comments)
    10. Will Ospreay 😋 (64 points, 2 comments)
  7. 1286 points, 24 submissions: That_Is_Bryce
    1. Joey Ryan is such a sex symbol of professional wrestling (175 points, 5 comments)
    2. Looks like Cesaro has a big 3rd leg (172 points, 6 comments)
    3. The many different ways Angel Garza reveals what’s under his pants (70 points, 7 comments)
    4. Anyone remember when Val Venis would come to the ring in a towel in the mid 2000’s in WWE? (60 points, 4 comments)
    5. We all know Tyler Bate is extremely attractive but can we also show some love to his just as attractive Moustache Mountain partner Trent Seven. I mean he got one huge booty (shame I couldn’t find a photo of it on the internet) (59 points, 1 comment)
    6. The way Finn covered Johnny makes me feel all hot and bothered (58 points, 1 comment)
    7. I’ll never get over how attractive Tyler Bate is (57 points, 1 comment)
    8. I feel like I’m one of the few people that likes the dapper look of Gentleman Jack Gallagher (55 points, 11 comments)
    9. What your favourite colour on Finn? (55 points, 7 comments)
    10. I think we can all agree that Braun Strowman sure knows how to take a good mirror selfie (52 points, 1 comment)
  8. 949 points, 23 submissions: trw81220
    1. Tony Nese sexy bulge (166 points, 17 comments)
    2. Kota Ibushi (67 points, 1 comment)
    3. Garza with a pretty big wedgie (66 points, 2 comments)
    4. Rated RKO COMPLETELY Exposed (57 points, 1 comment)
    5. Zack Ryder bulge (53 points, 2 comments)
    6. Dolph Ziggler pantsed HIAC 2017 (50 points, 0 comments)
    7. Rory Fargo trunks explodes to expose his incredible ass and some of his uncovered balls (50 points, 0 comments)
    8. Dolph Ziggler squirming with ass out (43 points, 0 comments)
    9. The Miz has a hold of Dolph Ziggler's trunks exposing his bare ass (41 points, 2 comments)
    10. Sonny Kiss (39 points, 1 comment)
  9. 923 points, 19 submissions: Supernova11XXX
    1. Noam dar ain't the only snack in the photo along side finn balor. (141 points, 9 comments)
    2. Noam dar sweating and his bulging muscles is hot AF. (107 points, 6 comments)
    3. You know your lying if you say Noam dar ain't cute. (68 points, 2 comments)
    4. Noam dar cocky smile (54 points, 5 comments)
    5. Noam dar is underrated in this community like fr. (51 points, 0 comments)
    6. Noam dar is just magnificent (48 points, 10 comments)
    7. Noam dar can be hot whenever he wants. (47 points, 2 comments)
    8. Noam dar body is just perfect✌💞 (45 points, 0 comments)
    9. wwe production giving us a great view of Noam dar body bottom to top. (42 points, 0 comments)
    10. Noam dar ass appreciation post (37 points, 3 comments)
  10. 921 points, 11 submissions: assmann998
    1. I’d love to grab a handful of Koju Takeda’s ass (118 points, 9 comments)
    2. Mustafa Ali is such a hottie (105 points, 1 comment)
    3. I would let the Usos tag team me (101 points, 1 comment)
    4. Love when Aiden English shows off his body 🤤 (95 points, 7 comments)
    5. Kofi needs to go back to trunks asap (91 points, 4 comments)
    6. Seth grabbing his dick (87 points, 4 comments)
    7. Finn’s jiggly butt (72 points, 0 comments)
    8. Seth Rollins telling someone to suck it (72 points, 7 comments)
    9. JTG can get it (68 points, 3 comments)
    10. Even with a bloody nose Austin Theory still looks hot (66 points, 2 comments)
  11. 830 points, 15 submissions: zemasion
    1. drew and his tits 🥵 i wanna feel up on em so damn bad (108 points, 5 comments)
    2. okay tyson damn 🥵 (90 points, 3 comments)
    3. lawdy lawd drew 🥵 (63 points, 1 comment)
    4. matt sydal is an underrated hottie! 😍 (63 points, 0 comments)
    5. zack really is on another level 😭 i know his dick is big, i just know it 🍆 (62 points, 4 comments)
    6. okay but the glistening side tiddy? that’s an attack seth. that’s an attack. (59 points, 0 comments)
    7. idk man that lil bit of chest hair on johnny really does it for me 😍 also those ABS (53 points, 1 comment)
    8. aew’s chris van vliet is sooo hot 🥵🥵🥵 omg mike rome has been found shaking (52 points, 2 comments)
    9. cody really is a dream 😍 (52 points, 0 comments)
    10. drew mcintyre just hits different 🥵 (51 points, 1 comment)
  12. 820 points, 22 submissions: CompetitiveEnd
    1. Sexy Zack Sabre Jr. he just gorgeous man 😘 (93 points, 10 comments)
    2. Ted dibiase jr and Cody Rhodes rock the purple trunks 😍😍 (75 points, 0 comments)
    3. Cody Rhodes unzips (57 points, 2 comments)
    4. Cody Rhodes (51 points, 0 comments)
    5. Zack Sabre jr. look like he naked 😍with just belt covering him 😜 (48 points, 1 comment)
    6. Zack Sabre jr (47 points, 0 comments)
    7. Cody Rhodes bulge (44 points, 0 comments)
    8. Cody Rhodes (39 points, 0 comments)
    9. Zack Sabre jr. (39 points, 0 comments)
    10. Sammy Guevara about to spank Zack SABRE Jr. ass (33 points, 3 comments)
  13. 800 points, 10 submissions: Seymorebutts1994
    1. Big Beefy Teddy!! 💦 (184 points, 3 comments)
    2. You can literally see Cody’s dick!! 💦 (184 points, 2 comments)
    3. Cody’s Bulge, Teddy’s Bum!! ❤️ (115 points, 4 comments)
    4. You can only pick one Ted or Cody?? 😉 (76 points, 23 comments)
    5. Cody Rhodes!! 💦 (51 points, 1 comment)
    6. Hottest Tagteam Ever!!! Teddy and Cody Bulging Away 😍 (49 points, 2 comments)
    7. Always loved Cody’s smooth legs 😋 (44 points, 1 comment)
    8. Big and Beefy Mr Kennedy/Anderson 😜 (41 points, 0 comments)
    9. Chris Jericho 😍 (38 points, 2 comments)
    10. One of my absolute favourite moments!! Who else find this so hot Dolph x Drew ❤️ (18 points, 0 comments)
  14. 794 points, 14 submissions: WrestleWithTheAssets
    1. MJF (113 points, 3 comments)
    2. Another clip of Shane Thorne getting spanked (108 points, 5 comments)
    3. Riddick Moss' thoughts on the gay community (92 points, 13 comments)
    4. Naked Miz (87 points, 11 comments)
    5. Lince Dorado & Kalisto (77 points, 1 comment)
    6. Shane Thorne spanked by Angel Garza (66 points, 3 comments)
    7. Dijakovic jiggle (43 points, 1 comment)
    8. Lio Rush booty (43 points, 7 comments)
    9. Roderick Strong smacking Bobby Fish's ass (40 points, 1 comment)
    10. Riddick Moss (35 points, 1 comment)
  15. 774 points, 10 submissions: stefanehg
    1. Angel Garza’s perfect bare ass😍 (201 points, 5 comments)
    2. Angel Garza😍 (132 points, 5 comments)
    3. Rate Finn Balor out of 10 (107 points, 15 comments)
    4. Austin Theory🤤 i’d let him fuck me All Day!! (88 points, 5 comments)
    5. Matt Riddle’s packing a monster down there🤤 (64 points, 6 comments)
    6. Jack Atlas and Jungle Boy😍 (45 points, 1 comment)
    7. Abs of Steel from Matt Riddle😍 (39 points, 3 comments)
    8. Ok i admit. I have a huge crush on Jungle Boy... He seems so big!! (39 points, 0 comments)
    9. Rate Matt Riddle out of 10 (39 points, 9 comments)
    10. Your new NXT Tag Team champions, Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne!! (Matt Riddle’s so hot!!) (20 points, 2 comments)
  16. 749 points, 10 submissions: PartyMonster81
    1. MJF (150 points, 6 comments)
    2. Angel Garza (109 points, 4 comments)
    3. Jungle Boy with a semi from PWG BOLA 2019 Night 2 (107 points, 6 comments)
    4. Jungle Boy (80 points, 4 comments)
    5. Two of my favorites. Matt Sydal and Roderick Strong. (80 points, 2 comments)
    6. Zack Sabre Jr. (57 points, 2 comments)
    7. Tony Nese VPL from PWG Mystery Vortex II (54 points, 4 comments)
    8. Tony Nese Ass from PWG Mystery Vortex II (48 points, 1 comment)
    9. Brian Cage and Flip Gordon (32 points, 1 comment)
    10. Dominik Dijakovic (32 points, 2 comments)
  17. 630 points, 18 submissions: JustYaAverageTurtle
    1. Kip Sabian (74 points, 2 comments)
    2. Kenny Omega and Kip Sabian 👀 (66 points, 2 comments)
    3. The things I wish I could do to Kip Sabian while he was like this... (51 points, 3 comments)
    4. Sebastian and Will Ospreay having fun (49 points, 3 comments)
    5. Some pics of Will Ospreay and Mike Bailey (43 points, 0 comments)
    6. Cody Rhodes absolutely dominating Kip Sabian (39 points, 2 comments)
    7. Will Ospreay and Matt Riddle (34 points, 0 comments)
    8. Anyone else find holds where the guy gets knocked out and they do the arm thingy really hot?? (Will Ospreay vs Walter) (31 points, 3 comments)
    9. I wish I could touch Will Ospreay like that (Drew Galloway) (31 points, 1 comment)
    10. Sexy Griff Garrison pin (vs Marcus Kross) (31 points, 0 comments)
  18. 501 points, 9 submissions: papayawar
    1. Throwback Andrade 😍 (163 points, 6 comments)
    2. Cesaro & Elias (Part 1) (53 points, 0 comments)
    3. Happy Rusev Day 🥵 (53 points, 1 comment)
    4. Andrade looks so sexy in a suit (44 points, 1 comment)
    5. Ciampa and a bulging Adam Cole (42 points, 0 comments)
    6. Angel Garza 👀🍆 (41 points, 1 comment)
    7. Daddy Drew (39 points, 0 comments)
    8. Adam Cole 🍆 (37 points, 0 comments)
    9. Cesaro & Elias (Part 2) (29 points, 0 comments)
  19. 491 points, 8 submissions: fireguidedlight
    1. Darren Kearney (handsome hunk) (132 points, 4 comments)
    2. Finn Balor and Matt Riddle (81 points, 1 comment)
    3. Cena's cheek 😉 (63 points, 2 comments)
    4. Cesaro (57 points, 2 comments)
    5. Sweaty Finn (51 points, 4 comments)
    6. Cody's nuts :D (40 points, 0 comments)
    7. Booker T! (39 points, 3 comments)
    8. Chris Ridgeway (28 points, 1 comment)
  20. 448 points, 6 submissions: AJTK
    1. Finn Balor 🍑 (135 points, 6 comments)
    2. Finn Balor from some random Raw (99 points, 2 comments)
    3. I wish Finn Balor would've work his white gear on tv more often 🍆 (79 points, 1 comment)
    4. Finn Balor (51 points, 0 comments)
    5. Finn Balor (42 points, 1 comment)
    6. Finn Balor looked sexy asf in his velvet leopard print jacket 😍 (42 points, 0 comments)
  21. 447 points, 9 submissions: LaytonsApprentice2
    1. Ethan Page loves showing off his peachy ass (120 points, 7 comments)
    2. Thicc thighs save lives - just the beginning of Mark Davis pics this sub deserves (65 points, 4 comments)
    3. Dan Moloney y'all (59 points, 0 comments)
    4. Mark Davis' thick ass jiggling (58 points, 5 comments)
    5. Mark Davis cupping his bulge (53 points, 0 comments)
    6. For all the hair-lovers: Hungarian wrestler Dover (Arrows of Hungary) (36 points, 0 comments)
    7. Sweatzilla Mark Davis (25 points, 1 comment)
    8. Sha Samuels flexing and showing off his hairy body (19 points, 1 comment)
    9. Mark Davis collaborative folder [feel free to add new pics] (12 points, 0 comments)
  22. 428 points, 6 submissions: Dewdrop79
    1. Cesaro should completely dominate me (130 points, 10 comments)
    2. A lean, mean sex machine: Cesaro (88 points, 3 comments)
    3. Gotta love Elias and his grizzly mountain man vibe (credit: wresy/tumblr) (67 points, 0 comments)
    4. Cesaro when he's done destroying me (54 points, 5 comments)
    5. Cesaro during his US title run (52 points, 2 comments)
    6. Koju Takeda kiss (credit to whoever made this brilliant gif) (37 points, 2 comments)
  23. 416 points, 9 submissions: Deadspace122
    1. Daddy Dash bulge (127 points, 3 comments)
    2. Scott Dawson (66 points, 1 comment)
    3. Cesaro (61 points, 2 comments)
    4. Kevin Owens bulge (40 points, 0 comments)
    5. Bobby Fish (30 points, 0 comments)
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2020.02.03 11:04 robbers12345 My First ever 3 round Mock Draft No Trades with Explanations

Hey friends, I am a sad Niner fan who made this mock after we lost :(. This is my firs tever mock I'm sharing here so please give me some feedback. Be mean too I want to be better. Enjoy!
My takeaways from this draft:

Mock 1.0
  1. CIN: Joe Burrow (QB)- Yep. No explanation.
  2. WAS: Chase Young (DE)- Best Player in the draft IMO. Even if the skins get a good offer to trade down, I think they have to take Young so he can hurt the NFC East for years to come.
  3. DET: Jeffrey Okudah (CB)- I think they could do a few things here but with Patricia’s and Bob Quinn’s job on the line I think they go with the next best player. A true lockdown corner who can be the next Revis and he can try to save Patricia’s job
  4. NYG: Isaiah Simmons (LB)- Again I can see them going O-line or even Jeudy but overall I have them going with a true game changer who can help overhaul the awful defense of the giants.
  5. MIA: Tua Tagovailoa (QB)- Tank for Tua but the Dolphins pick at 5. I personally don't think they should move up at all in this draft as they have so many holes. With Tua falling to them he can sit and learn from the legend Fitzmagic and help take the crown in the AFC East.
  6. LAC: Justin Herbert (QB)- Whether Rivers stays or not I think this has to be the pick. A lot of people are down on Herbert but I think he can be very successful. With the right coaching he can battle with Mahomes for years to come.
  7. CAR: Derrick Brown (DT)- This team is not going to be good next year. Who knows what is going on with Cam and now with Keuchly gone the defense has issues. I think they go with the best defensive player left. With burns on the outside and Brown on the inside, the D-line is looking pretty good. Could also see them going O-line.
  8. ARZ: Jedrick Wills (OT)- I know a lot of fans want Jeudy here but I can't see Keim taking him here. They have Kirk, Fitz, and 3? Second year receivers. They have bigger holes and that O-line was not good. The amount of times I saw Kyler just sit down and take a sack as the pressure got to him makes me think Card have to go O-line. Personally I think Wills is the best tackle in the draft but could see them going any of the big 4.
  9. JAX: Jerry Jeudy (WR)- This team also has many holes but they can have Minshew throwing to only DJ Chark. They need a serious threat and Jeudy has the IT factor. Route running reminds me of AB and this will surely help the offense out.
  10. CLE: Tristan Wirfs (OT)- Browns needs O-Line and have their choice. I think they go Wirfs but could easily see Thomas. Can’t be having baker die when he drops back.
  11. NYJ: Andrew Thomas (OT)- Thomas who is still a great tackle falls into their lap. They also could go receiver or edge but they need to protect Darnold so he doesn’t see ghosts anymore.
  12. LVR: Ceedee Lamb (WR)- Las Vegas feels weird but they go with the next best receiver. Don’t really see them going anywhere else here and they needed help at the receiver position. This next year will be Carr’s make or break year.
  13. IND: Jordan Love (QB)- Felt like Indy had a chance in the beginning of the season and once Brisset came back from injury he looked awful. I don’t think hes the one to completely blame but this might be the best chance Indy has at taking a franchise QB and they get a guy who has a very high ceiling. He reminds me off Mahomes before he was drafted. With the right coaching I think Love can be very successful.
  14. TB: Mekhi Becton (OT)- I thought about this one for a long time. With the top QBs off the board they have to go to another position. Safety is a need and Delpit and McKinney is there. I think their entire D-line are FAs but they seriously need O-line help. Becton is a monster who has all the keys to be a franchise tackle. Hopefully he’s good at tackling though.
  15. DEN: Henry Ruggs (WR)- Dude might break the 40 yard dash record. He’s not only fast but a good route runner and has decent hands. This is close to the last step of a very dangerous Denver offense.
  16. ATL: K’Lavon Chaisson (DE)- He played pretty well in the championship game and god knows the Falcons need pressure. They had nearly a fifth of their sacks in one game. They have to go edge rusher and I think Chaisson barely edges out Epenesa.
  17. DAL: Xavier McKinney (S)- Honestly I’m not 100% sure what the cowboys need. When I look at their roster I think they should be a top 10 team but they aren’t. Secondary is a big need and I think McKinney will help the team with not only the pass defense but also the run D.
  18. MIA: AJ Epenesa (DE)- Dolphins have a great edge fall right into their lap. With the top tackles off the board I think they have to pull the trigger on AJ and go best available with a position of need.
  19. LVR: Kenneth Murray (LB)- Raiders defense was trash to say the least. They need a game changer at linebacker and honestly I think Murray has the tools to be that game changer but he may need a few years. Raiders go position of need and continue to put together an elite young roster.
  20. JAX: Javon Kinlaw (DT)- Thought about the Raiders taking Kinlaw but ended up going a different direction so now he falls into the laps of the Jags. They will most likely cut Dareus and Kinlaw has the potential to be a top 10 player in this draft. Josh allen, Campbell, yannick maybe? And Kinlaw makes the Jags D-line top 10 in the league easily.
  21. PHI: Tee Higgins (WR)- This one had me thinking for a long ass time. With Fulton still on the board Philly thinks about taking him but they have to get Wentz some weapons. They could also go Jefferson or Raegor who are a bit faster but with how bad their receivers are they take the best available and that's Higgins.
  22. BUF: Laviska Shenault Jr. (WR)- Get Josh Allen some more weapons. John Brown is a great deep threat but they need a big body who can do everything and Shenault is that guy. Dude is a beast and will be great with the Bills.
  23. NE: Yetur Gross-Matos (DE)- Doubt they go Tight end here. Offense was their biggest weakness but they were injury riddled and while their defense had little holes I think Matos will help the team more than a rookie tight end or another rookie receiver. They go best available that's not secondary.
  24. NO: Jalen Raegor (WR)- Another guy who has a chance to run a 4.2 and the saints showed they need another receIver. Raegor is a much better Ted Ginn who will make the defense respect the deep ball or else they’ll be sorry. SaInts don't need much but Jalen will help Brees and Michael Thomas as well.
  25. MIN: Trevon Diggs (CB): This makes too much sense. Brother of an active player on the team. Diggs may not be as good as Fulton but he just fits the Vikings and can replace Rhodes.
  26. MIA: Josh Jones (OT)- I love this draft for the Dolphins. They get an absolute beast at the tackle position who dominated at the senior bowl. Pretty simple pick for them.
  27. SEA: Terrell Lewis (DE)- The next 3-4 edge guys are all swappable to me but Seattle probably wont even pick here as they will most likely trade down but if they did pick the y need someone to be on the other side of Clowney and Lewis has all the tools to be a great edge rusher.
  28. BAL: Justin Jefferson (WR)- Another 1st round receiver?? Yes. They cant rely on willie Snead and Miles Boykin I’m sorry. This offense goes from great to greater. This will seriously help Lamar pass better as Jefferson who is a pretty good route runner.
  29. TEN: Curtis Weaver (DE)- Yall were so close. With Simmons and Landry they have a great young D-line but i'm not even sure who is on the other side of Landry. Weaver is a bit raw but shows flashes of greatness.
  30. GB: Brandon Ayiuk (WR)- Last ASU receiver to go round one didn’t play great this year but Ayiuk looks legit. Rodgers can't be throwing to Adams and a bunch of UDFA. Ayiuk is a great number 2 next to Adams and will make ridgers job easier.
  31. SF: Grant Delpit (S)- I'm sad :( but I am very excited Delpit falls to 31. Ward will most likely be gone and even if he stays there's a high chance hel;l be injured. HE was healthy this year but this is the first time in his career. Delpit fell off a bit this year but he still played great. Niners get a playmaker on an already stacked defensive.
  32. KC: Kristian Fulton (CB): Congrats chiefs, fuck yall :). Chiefs are a relatively complete team but their defense still has a few holes. Fuller wasn’t great but still good enough however they need a better number 2 and people had fulton as a rival to Okudah earl;ier this year. He didn’t play great down the stretch but still is a great player and will be an amazing addition to the Chiefs defense.
  33. CIN: Austin Jackson (OT)- With Jonah Williams coming back bengals can add Jackson to make a pretty decent O-line with the interior still needing some work but they get a decent prospect in Jackson.
  34. IND: KJ Hamler (WR)- TY is always dead and Pascal is an alright 3rd guy but they need someone else. Hamler is a great slot guy who will get open and get some serious YAC. Offense gets better with this pick.
  35. DET: Patrick Queen (LB)- First they go Corner then they go linebacker. Queen is a sideline to sideline guy who can be a serious game changer. Detroit gets some good run defense with this pick here.
  36. NYG: CJ Henderson (CB)- Florida corner yadda yadda yadda. Had a down year but I still think he can be good in the pros. Has the tools to be a great corner and the Giants have to replace Janoris.
  37. LAC: Lucas Niang (OT)- They cant let herbert die. Niang is very athletic and is very underrated IMO. He’ll be able to protect Herbert from Von, Clark, and Crosby.
  38. CAR: Lloyd Cushenberry III (IOL)- Panthers need IOL and cushenberry is a top 3 in the class. Panthers get a big need to protect Cam a bit more.
  39. MIA: Deandre Swift (RB)- First running back off the board at 39 and dolphins get a desperate need. I could have been running back last year and do the same the Laird did. Dolphins are getting spooky with this pick.
  40. ARZ: Neville Gallimore (DT)- A 1 tech that will be a serious help in the run stoppage and help this cardinals defense make the opposing QBs throw to Byron Murphy and Pat Pete.
  41. CLE: Ashtyn Davis (S)- 2 biggest needs are OT and S and browns got them both. Davis is a decent tackler and a bit raw but can fill the safety position in Cleveland.
  42. JAX: Prince Tega Wanogho (OT)- A high ceiling player who is still learning the position but the Jags need to protect Minshew so he can get it to Jeudy and Wanogho is the best OT on the board.
  43. CHI: Cesar Ruiz (IOL)- A pretty good blocker in space and can hopefully help things develop downfield so Trubisky can check it down ;).
  44. IND: Raekwon Davis (DL)- Not really sure where to put Davis on my big board. A bit disappointing this year but still has serious talent. Can move around the line and with some experience can be a serious problem for opposing offenses.
  45. TB: Jacob Eason (QB)- First QB of day 2 and Tampa hopefully gets their replacement of Jameis. Eason has a huge arm and Arians is salivating looking at him. Ok that was weird but Eason has some serious talent and really just needs consistency and ArIans can help him get it.
  46. DEN: Damon Arnette (CB)- Plays a lot of press and was on the other side of Okudah so he got a bit more attention but still a very good player who plays physical and will start on an already really good Broncos defense.
  47. ATL: Ross Blacklock (DT)- has a bit of an injury history but still has the tools and ability to be a great player. Top 3 interior D linemen in this draft and Atlanta continues to build their D-line.
  48. NYJ: Julian Okwara (DE)- Passes the eye test and has everything you want in an edge rusher but has very little production at Notre Dame. A little worrying but he looks like an edge rusher and the jets need it.
  49. PIT: Brycen Hopkins (TE)- First TE off the board goes to pitt. Mcdonald is aight but he is injured a lot and this would really just had another pair of reliable hands to the Steelers offense. With Big Ben back, Steelers are looking scary.
  50. CHI: Cole Kmet (TE)- Back to back tight ends here. I think the bears still try out Trubisky for another year so no QB and Kmet helps trubisky with another reliable target.
  51. DAL: Jeff Gladney (CB)- A really underrated prospect who has great IQ and plays man and zone both pretty good. Dallas sures up that secondary with the uncertainty of Byron.
  52. LAR: Isaiah Wilson (OT)- A raw prospect who can learn from Whitworth as he gets older. Not really sure where the RAms should gho with this pick as they are pretty well rounded but getting younger is always a positive.
  53. PHI: Noah Igbinoghene (CB)- sort of rocketed up big boards and deservedly so. Still a bit raw and learning but is better than anyone of the PHI secondary so its an improvement.
  54. BUF: Zack Baun (DE)- Reminds me a bit of Dee Ford as he is quick off the snap and explosive but that's really all he has. Still raw and can develop into a serious good player on a great Bills defense.
  55. ATL: AJ Terrell (CB)- Fell pretty far after getting hoed by Chase but he made some plays in the game as well. As good length but tends to get behind guys trying to catch up. Reminds me a bit of Akhello Witherspoon. Still Falcons get a good depth piece and a future starter.
  56. MIA: Robert Hunt (IOL)- CAn play either OT or inside but I think is suited better at guard. Has the body and is very aggressive. If he is able to learn discipline he’ll be a great lineman.
  57. HOU: Jonathon Taylor (RB)- Texans get an amazing running back to replace Hyde and with Lamar miller coming back they still need a work horse. A run game is huge and Taylor will help carry the load with Watson.
  58. MIN: Matt Hennessy (IOL)- Needs to get a bit bigger to be an interior linemen but still possesses good technique and will need to protect Kirk.
  59. SEA: Donovan People-Jones (WR)- Depending on if they re-sign Josh Gordon but if they dont they need a third receiver. DK is a beast and lockett as well but they need another weapon and could be a third down monster with good speed and strength.
  60. BAL: Jonathon Greenard (DE)- A decent rusher who plays the 3-4 linebacker role and will help the ravens in a need if Judon walks.
  61. TEN: Netane Muti (IOL)- Adding to the O-line the Muti is still raw but has good athletic ability and can lead to way for Henry.
  62. GB: Matthew Peart (OT)- Can play inside or as a tackle and still needs some coaching on his hand placement but can be a very good bench piece or a starter is Bulaga walks.
  63. SEA: Ben Bartch (OT)- Seattle drafting an o-linemen??? Crazy but with Brown getting older they need it. Athletic and still learning the position he will be a very good lineman learning from Duane.
  64. KC: JK Dobbins (RB)- WOW, Dobbins falls to the chiefs and he can be the Kareem hunt that was missed. Williams is ok but JK dobbins will be a game changer and make the top offense even better.
  65. CIN: Tyler Biadaz (IOL)- Fell pretty far and right to the Bengals. Top IOL who fell due to injuries but still a great player. Bengals can surely improve their O-line and offense will officially be spooky next year.
  66. WAS: Trey Adams (OT)- Skins are in a weird spot because they have so many needs and not a ton of picks. Their main need is to not kill Haskins however. Adams has some injury history but when healthy is a 1st round talent imo.
  67. DET: Joshua Uche (DE)- A smaller guy who plays in a 3-4 LB but will provide the terrible lions defense with a boost. Flowers wasn’t great but he played inside a bit more and was neutralized. Hopefully Uche will be able to take the pressure of flowers and get to the QB.
  68. NYJ: (Denzel Mims (WR)- I’m not sure who the jets have besides Robby and Crowder for DArnold to throw to but they need more. Mims has a great catch radius which will come in handy when Darnold is throwing. (I’m aUSC fan its ok :))
  69. CAR: Antoine Winfield jr. (S)- Nice. Reid is old and so is tre boston. Antoine falling this far is a huge bonus for the panthers. He's a playmaker and with Keuchly gone, Panthers need a playmaker.
  70. MIA: Bryce Hall (CB)- It was either between hall or anfernee jennings but overall I went with secondary as Xavien is good but they need a solid number 2. Great ball skills but not a lock down guy. Would help the Dolphins get smoke turnovers and reminds me a bit of Sherman.
  71. LAC: Jaylon Johnson (CB)- Hayward is still a top 7? Corner in the league and Desmond is a great slot guy but their other outside corner needs an upgrade. Is a good press guy who excels with a good D-line which the chargers have. Should be an upgrade for the chargers.
  72. ARZ: Troy Dye (LB)- Troy dye is my draft crush. Has the physical tools and shows promise but is so slow to figure out a play its weird. Needs to work on his football IQ and by being in an NFL film room, he’ll develop it and become a solid LB.
  73. JAX: Jordytn Brooks (LB)- Telvin smith being out has hurt the jags in a big way. Brooks is a bit on the smaller side but is still p[physical. Reminds me a lot of Telvin and the Jags hopefully get their replacement.
  74. CLE: Nick Harris (IOL)- Browns need a coach and that's really it, they have talent but cant get it done. O-line depth is always good and nick HArris a great depth piece to have. He has the markings of a starter i the right scheme and I can see him stealing a starting job.
  75. IND: Hunter Bryant (TE)- More weapons for the offense and with Ebron and Doyle FAs they should go TE. A poor man's Kelce but with the ability to be like him.
  76. TB: Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB)- Joes isn't it even though he's shown flashes. Clyde plays strong and seems to fall forwards. A lethal weapon for Arians’ offense.
  77. DEN: Saahdiq Charles (OT)- Can also play guard but Bolles is a hot butt and they will need to replace him and with some coaching Charles can be that guy.
  78. ATL: Cam Akers (RB)- Falcons should cut Freeman as he's expensive and not real;ly good anymore and if they do they cant be running with Ito Smith. Akers is going to be a great player and will be able to help run down the throats to open up the pass game for Matty Ice.
  79. NYJ: Shane Lemieux (IOL)- Need to protect Darnold and Shane played on a great Oregon line and is physically gifted. Can be a day 1 starter and with some experience can be a centerpiece on the Jets line.
  80. LVR: Jake Fromm (QB)- This is Carr's last chance and while Jake Fromm is very Raw and not exactly great, he’s better than Peterman and can push Carr to be better. Gruden can groom Fromm if he likes him enough and maybe take the reigns in Vegas.
  81. LVR: Cameron Dantzler (CB)- Again the Raiders defense hot butt and their main problem was their secondary. A developmental corner who can become a good number 2 guy.
  82. DAL: Justin Madubuike (IDL)- More work for the cowboys defense and this time its on the inside of the D-line. Biggest flaw is consistency and effort. Once he comes face to face with Jerry Jones he’ll get his head straight and play to his pro bowl potential.
  83. DEN: Malik Harrison (LB)- Keep adding to that defense. Linebacker isn't the biggest need for the broncos but with Harrison still there, its hard to pass up. Malik has a high motor and still needs to work on his coverage skills but can develop into a beast for the broncos.
  84. LAR: Anfernee Jennings (DE)- Donald and Fowler are not enough. Jennings fell a bit because of injury concerns but is still a quality player. Not super explosive but technical sound and will be able to contribute right away.
  85. PHI: Evan Weaver (LB)- Philly needs a linebacker and weaver is a tackling monster who plays downhill with a high motor. This fills a huge need with a quality player.
  86. BUF: Rashard Lawrence (IDL)- After drafting Ed Oliver they need a partner for him and Lawrence is that guy. A good gap shooter but needs help with pass rush moves. Can be a viable partner to oliver on the line.
  87. NE: Thaddeus Moss (TE)- ugh yeah I know. Patriots need a tight end and moss had a great year with burrow. Even though Moss was a bit of a one year wonder he shows good run blocking and will be a decent Gronk replacement.
  88. NO: Akeem Davis Gaither (LB)- A decent prospect who plays a bit like a safety but a position of need for the saints. High athleticism and can help the saints in the middle of the field.
  89. MIN: KJ Hill (WR)- When Theilen went down, the vikings looked lost. Diggs was getting quadruple teamed so they need a good 3rd guy. More of a slot guy but can make catches and gets away from the DB.
  90. CLE: Darrell Taylor (DE)- Good athlete but doesn't have great technique. Will be a good rotational player for the browns on their D-line.
  91. LVR: Gabriel Davis (WR)- Another receiver for the Raiders as they still need depth. The go to guy for UCF and plays strong. Lots of size on the raiders and he adds to that.
  92. BAL: Brandon Jones (S)- Earl showed his age a bit this year but he still played well. Jones will be a good depth piece that can start if need be. If he can learn from Thomas how to be a better ball hawk, dude will be a beast.
  93. TEN: Leki Fotu (IDL)- Add to the D-line with a good 1 tech guy. Still has a bit to learn but can be a starter in year 2.
  94. GB: Albert Okwuegbunam (TE)- With Graham most likely on his way out, lets replace him with a younger him. Albert was a TE1 last year but idk what happened. Has good jump ball ability but just not expensive enough. Still helps Rodgers.
  95. DEN: Solomon Kindley (IOL)- Could see him go earlier but he falls to Den who needs to fix their O-line. Kindley plays relatively stiff and loses his footing but still shows lots of promise.
  96. KC: Bradlee Anae (DE)- Pairs him up with Clark and anae is another one of my draft crushes. Has great technique but isn't super explosive. Still with experience he’ll be great.
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2019.12.01 21:28 GuyOfEvil Respect Ness (The Subspace Emissary's Worlds Conquest)

Respect Ness

This RT was brought to you by Godofyawn , LetterSequence , Cleverly_Clearly , GuyOfEvil, and AzureBeast in a group effort

History

Ness was a child from the country of Eagleland who one day awoke to psychic powers and found out he was destined to fight off the alien threat of Giygas. He eventually did so with his friends Paula, Jeff, and Poo.
Unrelated to that, some dude named Chris recruited him into his army so that he could fight against the forces of darkness threatening not only his world, but all of the worlds. Ness was the first smasher Chris ever encountered, which seems notable but doesn't really actually matter.

Feats

Strength
Speed
Durability
Yo-Yo
Psychic Abilities
PK Fire
PK Thunder
PK Flash
Miscellaneous PSI
Final Smash

Reaper's Game

After partnering with Pichu in the Reaper's Game, Ness gains new abilities.
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2019.11.27 23:46 ruadhan1334 Watching the wine train episode, again! I have questions....

So, we know by the episode with Rudy's birthday at the park, Rudy's dad (whose name I always forget) is no longer seeing Mandy, or at least not seeing her exclusively - any good fan theories on what happened with those two?
I'm pretty sure we haven't yet met Rudy's mother, so what are the leading fan theories on who she is and wat she does?
Speaking of yet-unseen mothers, at this point, do asny of us want to meet/see J-Ju and the twins' mother, or is it funnier this way? Ideas on what split those two up? I mean, I'm not a woman, but if I were the ex-Mrs Pesto/Poplopovich, the Baby Num-Nums thing would be enough to make me leave. There are only a handful of kinks where, if I find out someone I know is into it, I can no longer take them seriously, and the AB/DL thing is one of those (there are a lot more on my list of Things I Just Cannot Indulge a Partner In, but I wouldn't hold it against them, and might be willing to open the relationship so they can do it, but the diapies just kills it, for me).
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2019.11.04 04:02 JustMeInBigD Things to Do - Week of November 4-10

Other Lists of Things to Do:
Dallas News Events (Formerly GuideLive, pre-formerly Pegasus News, LOL) Editor’s Picks
Do214 Top Picks
Concerts Happening in Dallas from ConcertLane.com
This Week’s Beer Events from BeerInBigD.com

Ongoing Exhibits/Activities

Gordon Parks Early Work at Amon Carter Museom of American Art, Fort Worth until Dec 22
Transparent Universe at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art - starts Nov 1 until 1/26/20
Renoir: The Body, The Senses at Kimbell ARt Museum, Fort Worth until 1/26/20
Robyn O’Neil: WE, THE MASSES at The Modern, Fort Worth until 2/9/20
Dinosaurs Live! at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary,McKinney until 2/17/20
MUMENTOUS: The Upsizing of a Texas Tradition at Arlington Museum of Art until Nov 24
The Fabric of Opera: Winspear World Premieres at NorthPark Center until November 6
Sheila Hicks: Secret Structures, Looming Presence at the Dallas Museum of Art until 1/12/20
El Greco, Goya, and a Taste for Spain at Meadows Museum SMU until January 2020
40 For 40: Forty Artifacts for 40 Years at Denton County Courthouse-on-the Square Museum in Denton until Apr 4, 2020
A Fortune in Oils: Sid Richardson’s Personal Collection at Sid Richardson Museum in Fort Worth until March 2020
Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum (ongoing special exhibit)
Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics at Crow Museum of Asian Art until January 2020
Museum of Memories interactive art exhibit at 4428 Main Street, Dallas until December 2019
Discotech at Sweet Tooth Hotel in Victory Park until December 31

Ongoing - Theatre

The Lifespan of a Fact at Stage West Theatre starting Nov 7 until Dec 8
Cats at Fair Park Music Hall starting Nov 5 until Nov 17
A Comedy of Tenors at Rover Dramawerks, Plano starting Nov 7 until Nov 23
The Thanksgiving Play at Undermain Theatre starting November 6 until Dec 1
Annie at Casa Manana, Fort Worth - November 2 until November 10
Razz at Ochre House Theater until November 16
Over the River and Through the Woods at The Core Theatre, Richardson until Nov 10
Ann (Portrait of Texas Governor Ann Richards) at Kalita Humphreys Theater until Nov 10
Sister Act at Water Tower Theater, Addison until Nov 10
Werewolf of London (melodrama) at Pocket Sandwich Theatre until November 16
The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Artisan Theater, Hurst until November 9
Menopause The Musical at W. E. Scott Theatre, Fort Worth starting Oct 24 until Nov 16
She-Wolf at Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth until Nov 10

Festivals & Multi-Day Events This Weekend

North Texas Beer Week continues this week. Dozens of events all around DFW.
American Heroes: A Salute to Veterans Nov 8-9 FREE Five Star Complex, The Colony Northwest Suburbs Patriotic, Music, Fireworks, Kid Friendly
Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market 2019 Nov 7-10 $15 Plano Event Center Northeast Suburbs Holiday, Shopping
Fort Worth Greek Festival Nov 8-10 Admission $1 St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Fort Worth Fort worth Food, Music, Cultural, Kid Friendly
Lakewood Home Festival Nov 9-10 Tickets start at $20 Various Locations in the Lakewood Neighborhood East Dallas Architecture and Design, Charity Benefiting local public schools

Daily Things to Do

Monday, 11/4
Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants (away at MetLife Stadium)
Special Screening of David Byrne’s True Stories at Sweet Pass Sculpture Park***
Michael Franti & Spearhead at House of Blues, Dallas
Lil Tecca at Granada Theater
The Semicentenial Roast of Scott Beggs (free) at Trees
Harry Potter Trivia Series (week 1 of 7) at Trinity Cider
10th Annual OysterFest at Fish City Grill, Frankford, Dallas (through Nov 24) (Facebook link)
DMA Arts & Letters Live: Lori Gottlieb at the Dallas Museum of Art
Galleria Dallas Christmas Tree Raising/Decoration at Galleria Dallas (through Wednesday)
Stop Making Sense Movie Party at Drafthouse Cinema, Las Colinas
13th Annual Russian Documentary Showcase (free) at Trimble hall, UTA campus, Arlington
Trisha Yearwood at Bass Hall, Fort Worth
***Organizers asked me to add “Please bring your own blanket or lawn seating”

Tuesday, 11/5
Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche at American Airlines Center
ScHoolboy Q: CrasH Tour at South Side Ballroom
Full Steam Ahead benefit concert at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Big Thief at Trees
Pour Yourself into History at Ozona Bar and Grill
Coffee & Kindness at White Rock Coffee
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound at Texas Theatre
Ximena Sarinana at House of Blues
Titus Andronicus, Partner at Club Dada
SMU vs. McNeese St. at Moody Coliseum

Wednesday, 11/6
Dallas Mavericks vs. Orlando Magic at American Airlines Center
An Intimate Evening with SANTANA Greatest Hits Live at House of Blues
Nightmare Before Christmas free Rooftop Movie at Sundown at Granada
The Story Collider at The Wild Detectives
Brews and Bites at Katy Trail Ice House
Party on the Plaza: Maya Piata at Toyota Music Factory
Melanie Martinez at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
The Great Love Debate at Hyena’s Fort Worth
Matt Nestor free concert at Troy’s Arlington, Texas Live! Arlington
Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of A Wimpy Kid at Barnes and Noble, Frisco
Today is National Nachos Day - check your news and social media sources for specials!

Thursday, 11/7
Vintage Trouble with special guest Kyle Daniel at The Kessler
Reel Rock at Texas Theatre
CJ Starr (free comedy show) at Hyena’s Dallas
DL Hughley at Addison Improv (through Saturday)
Opening Reception for Motely ( Robin Ewing solo show ) at Maestri Gallery
Wish me (the listmaker u/justmeinbigd) a Happy Birthday by reading a story on my blog
Everywhere and Nowhere: American Indians in the United States at Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
World of Dance at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Mountain View College
Zane Williams - Texas Music Series at Courtyard Theater, Downtown Plano
Bash on the Boardwalk! A Cape Day Celebration! At Granite Park, Plano

Friday, 11/8
Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks at American Airlines Center
Henry the Archer,Joel Wells Jr & The Revelers Hall Band, and Margaret Chavez at The Kessler
Chelsea Wolf at Texas Theatre
50 Shades of Slay at Lofty Spaces
Fisher: You Little Beauty Tour at Stereo Live Dallas
Nora En Pure at Lizard Lounge
Tyrone Wells at Sons of Hermann Hall
The Gold Brothers at The Rustic
Party on the Plaza DJ Ryan Kelley(FREE) at Toyota Music Factory
Dueling Pianos at Live! Arena, Texas Live! Arlington
Jo Koy - Just Kidding Tour at Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth
Shea Abshier & The Nighthowlers at Sundown at Granada
Today is National Cappuccino Day - check your news and social media sources for specials!

Saturday, 11/9
Maná at American Airlines Center
Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash at Gilley’s
How the Southwest Was Won featuring Snoop Dogg and Master P at Dos Equis Pavilion
EDGE: The Texas Monthly Festiva with Leon Bridges at The Bomb Factory
Joshua Ray Walker (Homecoming Show) at The Kessler
Oliver Francis at Ruins
Dallas Taco & Margarita Festival at Ferris Wheeler’s
Veterans Harvest at F.A.R.M (Good Latimer)
ArtROCKS! at NorthPark Center
Texas Beer & Peanuts Tasting at Dallas Farmers Market
Galaxy Quest Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse, Cedars
Rock Rebellion Tribute Festival at The Pavilion, Toyota Music Factory, Irving
Urban Movement Festival at McCall Plaza, downtown Plano (Facebook link)
Snow Queen Ballet at Eisemann Center, Richardson (through Sunday)
Grapevine Veterans Day Parade at Historic Downtown Grapevine
Veterans Day Ceremony iat Veterans Memorial Park, McKinney

Sunday, 11/10
Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings at AT&T Stadium
Polo & Pan at Canton Hall
2019 Oneus ‘fly With Us’ Tour at Granada Theater
The Church: Aurelio Voltaire at Lizard Lounge
Straight No Chaser at McFarlin Auditorium
Joshua Allen and The Show Me Saints at Adair’s
Comedy with Coffee! at Opening Bell Coffee
Jaye Jayle at Double Wide
Danny Brown uknowhatimsayin¿ at House of Blues
Sundown Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, McKinney
Have a great week, y'all!
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2019.07.31 22:49 TantraGirl Post-Vasectomy Pain Syndrome, and risk evaluation in contraceptive choices.

There was a recent post in which a man complained that his wife had a morbid fear of getting pregnant, so she was insisting on using condoms and was pressuring him to get a vasectomy. She also ruled out the pill because she didn't trust herself to remember to take it, and refused to consider any alternatives.
Many of the replies were, roughly, "Dude, it's just a snip! And IUDs and the pill are horrible! She's right to demand that you have surgery and you're being unreasonable in asking her to even discuss alternatives."
This struck me as cavalier and unbalanced advice, in part because I was aware of a case where vasectomy had gone badly wrong, so I mentioned in my comments that vasectomies have a fairly high long-term complication rate.
One of the mods challenged my response and asked me to back up my claim:
Where is the data for the risk of long term complications for vasectomy being higher than other methods?
I thought this was an important question, so I asked for more information on the case I had heard about and then did some research in the medical journals. Unfortunately, I was unable to answer this question before the entire thread got locked, so this post is to answer that question and summarize what I found.
To begin with, the high long-term complication rate is no secret. As the Mayo Clinic says:
Delayed complications can include:
  • Chronic pain, which can happen for 1 to 2 percent of those who have surgery
  • Fluid buildup in the testicle, which can cause a dull ache that gets worse with ejaculation
  • Inflammation caused by leaking sperm (granuloma)
  • An abnormal cyst (spermatocele) that develops in the small, coiled tube located on the upper testicle that collects and transports sperm (epididymis)
  • A fluid-filled sac (hydrocele) surrounding a testicle that causes swelling in the scrotum
All told, about 14% of vasectomies result in some degree of chronic pain extending more than a year after the procedure. About 1-2% of cases are serious enough to interfere with sex and quality of life. Many of those require substantially higher-risk corrective surgeries, and a significant percentage of them are never resolved with additional treatment. If the treatments don't work, the patient suffers the effects for life.
The case I had heard about involved the father of one of my employees. He had a vasectomy 6 years ago and is living with lifelong pain, with no cure available. It ended his sex life and his marriage, and has led to severe depression that may well be fatal.
He has had four unsuccessful surgeries, and has been told his only remaining form of relief would be an "orchiectomy" (i.e., castration). So he has a choice between endless pain and getting his balls cut off, and needless to say he is despondent about it.
This "PVPS Treatment Flowchart" from a recent journal article shows what men like him with PVPS are facing. Different kinds of surgery resolve some cases, but it's all guesswork, and if you go to the bottom you can see that when all the surgical options fail, the chart ends with the choice of either castration (lower right) or a lifetime of chronic pain (lower left).
Here are some quotes I pulled from the journal articles and other medical sources I reviewed:
Post-Vasectomy Pain Syndrome (PVPS)
When scrotal pain becomes persistent lasting more than a few months it is considered to be post vasectomy pain syndrome (PVPS). This condition interferes with daily activities and negatively impacts quality of life.
Pain can be experienced as dull or sharp, localized or general. The skin can become so sensitive that wearing clothing of any kind over the area is very painful. Pain can radiate to the inner thigh and become worse during physical activity such as cycling. It is usually more severe during or following sexual activity.
PVPS naturally causes reluctance to engage in intercourse or other activities that will cause more pain. Life is greatly impacted by post vasectomy pain syndrome not only for the man but for his partner and others that he interacts with.
The 2012 American Urological Association (AUA) guideline for vasectomy which was updated in 2015 states that 1–2% of men who undergo a vasectomy will develop chronic scrotal pain that is severe enough to interfere with their quality of life and require medical attention.
Chronic scrotal pain after vasectomy is more common than previously described, affecting almost one in seven patients. All patients undergoing vasectomy must receive appropriate preoperative counseling about this.2
... Surveys in recent years have found that almost 15% of men suffer from PVPS, with 2% of men experiencing pain intense enough to impact their quality of life.
Post-vasectomy pain syndrome remains one of the more challenging urological problems to manage. This can be a frustrating process for both the patient and clinician as there is no well-recognized diagnostic regimen or reliable effective treatment. Many of these patients will end up seeing physicians across many disciplines, further frustrating them.
I'm happy for the many men on SO30 who have had vasectomies with little or no long-term issues. But it seems irresponsible for people to be saying "I was fine, so you'll be fine too!" Each person needs to make his own decision, based on his own tolerance for risk. But to do that, you need to have accurate information about what those risks really are.
One final quote that does not involve PVPS:
"Vasectomy is associated with a statistically significant increased long-term risk of prostate cancer. The absolute increased risk following vasectomy is nevertheless small, but our finding supports a relationship between reproductive factors and prostate cancer risk."
The 39-year longitudinal study involved a massive sample, consisting of "2,150,162 Danish men during 53.4 million person-years of follow-up."
It's a small risk, and it would not be a reason by itself for not getting a vasectomy. But it's a controversial topic that showed up repeatedly in my searches and the new Danish study is high quality. So I'm including it for completeness, and because similar small cancer risks are sometimes used to argue against hormonal birth control.
 
Putting Vasectomy Risk in Context with Other Methods of Birth Control
As this chart from the Center for Disease Control makes clear, the five most effective forms of contraception are the implant, a vasectomy, the hormonal IUD, getting your tubes tied, and the copper IUD, in that order, and they are MUCH more effective than the rest:
The CDC effectiveness rates are based on large data sets dealing with long-term real world usage, not lab data that assumes perfect use. They are the best available numbers on the real -- as opposed to theoretical -- risks of pregnancy with each type of contraception.
As indicated, the Nexplanon implant is THE most effective form of contraception. The pregnancy rate for vasectomies is three times higher than it is for the implant. The pregnancy rate for the hormonal IUD is four times higher. The pregnancy rate for tubal ligation is 10 times higher. The pregnancy rate for the copper IUD is 16 times higher. The pregnancy rate for the pill, patch, or ring is 180 times higher. And the pregnancy rate for the condom is 360 times higher!
Clearly a woman who is morbidly afraid of pregnancy should not be relying on either condoms OR the pill, patch, or ring!
Many people are surprised to find out that the implant is more effective than a vasectomy. It is also safer than a vasectomy in a second sense, because it is so easily reversed. If you have side-effects you don't like, it takes five minutes to get your implant removed and about a day or two to flush the hormones out of your system. End of problem!
About 10% of users do just that at some point during the first year. So the risk of side effects with the implant essentially amounts to a 10% chance of having a few months of discomfort or excess spotting or flow that does not resolve even with treatment. (The most common side-effect is actually the opposite, the gradual reduction or complete elimination of menstrual bleeding, which most people think is a major advantage.)
In any event, the possible side-effects are nothing like the comparatively high risk of long-term pain from the vasectomy, and a 10% chance of removal seems like a reasonable price to pay for a 90% chance of finding a simple, painless, and extremely reliable way to prevent pregnancy.
Yes, it would be wonderful if the implant worked for everyone, but unfortunately NO form of hormonal birth control (HBC) works well for everyone. However, in the particular case that started this discussion, the OP's wife is morbidly afraid of pregnancy, so what she needs to know is what form of contraception is the most effective at preventing pregnancy. That's why I advised OP to share the CDC chart with her.
The implant is not just the most effective form of birth control. It is also one of the safest forms of contraception overall. Long-term complications (i.e., effects that persist after removal of the implant) tend to be relatively minor, and occur roughly on the order of one per 100,000, or somewhere around 0.001%, which is less than one ten-thousandth of the risk from a vasectomy and substantially lower than the complication rate for the IUD.
The overall mortality rate with the implant is unknown because it is too small and indirect to be measured. As far as I have been able to tell, there has never been a death directly attributed to Nexplanon. Whatever the risk may be, it is tiny, far less than the mortality risk from getting pregnant.
In any discussion of contraception, it's important to keep in mind that the morbidity and mortality rates associated with pregnancy are FAR higher than the risks with any form of hormonal BC. In the U.S., roughly one pregnancy in 7,000 results in death and roughly 1% of all pregnancies result in severe health problems:
Severe maternal morbidity (SMM) includes unexpected outcomes of labor and delivery that result in significant short- or long-term consequences to a woman's health. Using the most recent list of indicators, SMM has been steadily increasing in recent years and affected more than 50,000 women in the United States in 2014. [out of ~5 million pregnancies]
Now add complications that can occur before labor and delivery, like diabetes, pre-eclampsia, ectopic pregnancy, blood clots, stroke, and more, and the total risk of serious health effects exceeds 1%.
Because that risk is so high compared to the risks from contraceptives, the most effective form of birth control is also generally the safest in terms of a woman's total health. The implant's 1 in 100,000 chance of some long-term consequence, even a relatively minor one, needs to be balanced against its dramatic reduction in the risk of exposing the woman to the far higher chance of death or serious harm from getting pregnant. This means that a sexually active woman who is relying on an implant or IUD for contraception will have a higher life expectancy and a lower overall health risk than a woman relying on condoms or the pill, simply because she is so much less likely to get pregnant.
 
The Other Form of Surgical Sterilization
In researching the vasectomy risks, I came across this, and wanted to add it to the discussion to put the risks of the two forms of surgery in context:
a 1999 American study showed that, if compared with vasectomy, tubal ligation has 20 times the risk of major complications, and a death rate 12 times higher.
As far as I can tell, it's the only form of contraception that is more dangerous than a vasectomy.
Here's a link to the original study:
Sterilization and its consequences., Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey [01 Dec 1999]: 10.1097/00006254-199912000-00005
I fault the medical community for pushing the false idea that surgical sterilization is the most effective way to prevent pregnancy. It's not, but it IS the most lucrative for doctors, by a very wide margin, so they have a big financial incentive to mislead patients and the general public.
 
Thinking about Risk
It's easy for people on the internet to form their impressions of riskiness based on the frequency of negative reports. This can have the perverse effect of making people think that the most popular alternatives have the highest risk. If something has been used by a billion people and it has a 0.1% dissatisfaction rate, that's still one million unhappy people yelling about it. If something has been tried by a million people and has a 1% dissatisfaction rate, there will only be one one-hundredth as many people complaining about it, even though it is riskier. Since we hear 100 times as many complaints for the first one, we assume it is riskier, when in fact it is ten times safer.
There is also a tendency to blur minor and major issues, and in the case of contraceptives a well-documented tendency to blame the contraceptive for problems that would have occurred anyway. A shining example of this is that loss of libido is listed as a side-effect for all forms of HBC, even though the reported rate of libido loss is LOWER for people using HBC than it is for matched populations of women the same ages who are NOT using HBC.
The fact is, humans are very bad at informal risk assessment. We all tend to underestimate familiar risks and overestimate the riskiness of unfamiliar activities. (E.g., reckless drivers who are afraid to fly.) We get confused between absolute risk and relative risk. We also tend to be overinfluenced by anecdotes and shocking stories. Intuition simply doesn't work well for risk analysis, so there's no substitute for digging into the data.
That means that we should be careful about dispensing advice based on hunches or conventional wisdom. When people on SO30 confidently dispense inaccurate advice, it has potentially serious harmful consequences.
Here are some samples from that thread that started me looking into the data:
The potential implications from use of the BCP are much greater than a simple vasectomy, which is typically outpatient and done in less than an hour, with minimal expected complications.
False choice (the BCP was not the alternative to vasectomy in this case), the risk of complications is NOT minimal for vasectomies, as I've indicated above, and even in the case of the BCP, the serious long-term complication rate is much lower -- NOT "much greater" -- than it is for vasectomies.
So, since you don't want to take it easy for a week it makes sense your wife gets on the pill indefinetely.
Another false choice. OPs wife is in her 40s. The choice is actually a few years on the implant or IUD for her (easily reversible if there are problems) vs. moderately risky surgery and the possibility of a lifetime of problems for him.
She gave the pill a shot already and didn't like it. Do some research on how bad the pill can fuck a woman up. Then do some research on the minimal pain and quick recovery of a vasectomy.
Again, that's a false choice (the pill is not an alternative here), and it completely dismisses the serious risks of a vasectomy.
Overall, the overwhelming consensus was that vasectomies are easy and risk free, and that the alternatives are somehow much more dangerous for her, both of which are simply untrue.
Just so you know I'm not cherry picking, here are more responses:
No, vasectomy is not "significantly safer." No, IUDs and implants are not "significantly more dangerous."
So what is the harm done by an outpouring of false medical information, especially when it is accompanied by a ton of social pressure and ill-disguised contempt toward the OP and anyone else who disagrees?
 
tl;dr:
Sorry for the monster wall of text. Some things can't be reduced to soundbites or bumper stickers.
 
Edit 1: I don't know how I missed it, but there's -- of course! -- a subreddit devoted to this subject, called postvasectomypain. There are many personal stories and the stickied post is an excellent, very even-handed review of what is known at this point about "How common is chronic pain after vasectomy?" Recommended!
 
Edit 2: Here's something else to check out if you've had a vasectomy and you're having chronic pain:
A better resource for men in pain is www.postvasectomypain.org -- lots of regular contributors there to commiserate.
 
Edit 3: I've been reading those two sites and there are some successes and many tragic stories. I wanted to share this exchange because the problems these guys are facing sound so much like my employee's father's situation. Sadly, they are not alone:
Some of you know that I’ve underwent a lot of surgeries, tried a shit load of medication and visited at least 12 urologist and that none of that helped. The last months I got hot flashes and fatigue and after another test I found out my testosterone level dropped 63% in one year to the lowest you can get on the average scale (8.9 nmol/l in US measurements, 258 ng/dl in European). And the pain and liver damage are going the opposite direction so I’m also turning to the last resort [castration] to prevent this from killing me. Tomorrow I have an appointment with the hormone specialist to discuss my options (I prefer a shot every week based on what I have read), got a psychiatric report (otherwise no urologist wants to do the operation) and found a urologist who is willing to perform the operation. Only thing I want to decide next is do I go for a bilateral in one shot and do or do I not get prosthetics.
This is from one of the replies:
I know after my epididmectomy it was a sure decision to remove my left [testicle] as pain was so bad…it was terrible and imo was never going to be right.
The immediate recovery from the incision in groin was very rough for me and was nearly 3 weeks before I could walk again without being in a lot of pain and hunched over. So me personally I wouldnt like to have to do it again after recovering from one.
Its a tough decision as we know its not guaranteed to work so going in both at once has its risks in case it made things worse.
(Emphasis added.)
 
Edit 4: Reference material.
I wrote this post offline and for some reason a lot of the links didn't transfer when I copied and pasted it in here. I'm going to try to backtrack along my trail and recover the missing ones and provide some others that may be useful. Unfortunately, some of them are behind paywalls, but you should be able to read them if you have access to a university library. Alternatively, many authors will send you a copy of a paper if you ask, or you can look for bootleg copies online.
I've also added some information in this section that is relevant to questions that have been raised in the comments, about things like the side-effects of other kinds of birth control.
 
PSVP
This is the easy part, since PVPS is so common. Medical associations collect statistics and doctors publish research guidelines. I'm going to start with the stickied post on the PVPS subreddit, which is excellent, and then borrow many of the links it includes:
How common is chronic pain after vasectomy?
 
Treating PSVP
Post-vasectomy pain syndrome: diagnosis, management and treatment options 2017 May -- 10.21037/tau.2017.05.33
An overview of the management of post-vasectomy pain syndrome 2016 Mar 4 -- 10.4103/1008-682X.175090
 
Pregnancy Risk for Different Contraceptive Methods
This information is also easy to find, since the CDC collects massive amounts of data on real-world effectiveness:
Effectiveness of Contraceptive Methods - CDC
 
Long-Acting Removable Contraceptives (Implants and IUDs, aka "LARCs")
Non-technical summary: Carafem Implant FAQ
Non-technical summary: Carafem IUD FAQ
LARCs last longer than advertised: Use of the Etonogestrel Implant and Levonorgestrel Intrauterine Device Beyond the U.S. Food and Drug Administration–Approved Duration March 2015 -- 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000690
Planned Parenthood is even more aggressive about extending the time line:
Nexplanon works for 5 years. ... A nurse or doctor will take your implant out of your arm after 5 years or whenever you want to stop using it.
Weight gain: Gaining weight: Is it the birth control? (informal, but has links to research)
From young adulthood into middle age, Americans gain an average of 1 to 2 pounds per year. Women with LARCs do not gain weight on the average any faster than women of the same age, health, education level, starting weight, etc., who are not using any form of hormonal BC. However, women who were told that the implant or IUD might cause weight gain were more likely to think they had gained weight. In some cases, this caused them to stop using the implant or IUD.
Blood clots are not a risk with LARCs: Association of Venous Thromboembolism With Hormonal Contraception and Thrombophilic Genotypes
No known cancer risk: It is well-known that contraceptives that contain estrogen reduce the risk for some kinds of cancer and increase the risk of others. However, LARCs do not contain estrogen, and I have not been able to find a single study linking etonogestrel or levonorgestrel (the progestin compounds in the Nexplanon implant and the Mirena and Skyla IUDs, respectively) with any increased cancer risk.
As Bedsider put it: "Levonorgestrel is one of the longest-studied types of progestin, and all the scientific evidence to date shows it is super safe." Etonogestrel (Nexplanon) is a "third generation" progestin. It has has been studied for more than 30 years and is also believed to be extremely safe.
A Google Scholar search on "levonorgestrel etonogestrel cancer risk" produces only negative results. This is a typical negative report: Use of the Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System and Breast Cancer:
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that the use of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
The fact there are a number of studies with negative results, and no studies linking LARCs with cancer, doesn't prove that LARCs don't increase the risk for any kind of cancer. But, at the very least, we can say that if it does happen the effect is extremely rare or subtle.
Other Effects: The copper IUD can create long-term heavier flow, which some women can't tolerate. The best known side-effects of the other LARCs are irregular menstrual bleeding or the complete cessation of menstrual bleeding. However, some women have heavy or non-stop bleeding initially after getting an implant or hormonal IUD. This usually subsides with time, or with a brief treatment of estrogen or combination birth control pills. If it does not, those women usually decide to switch to a different method of BC, which solves the problem. There are no known long-term consequences from any of these changes in menstrual patterns.
Cramps after insertion of the IUD rarely last more than 1-3 weeks and can generally be treated with NSAIDs. Mild bruising after insertion of the implant usually clears up in about a week.
Implant Insertion Risk: This was a significant issue in the past, especially in cases where the Implanon implant was being inserted in crowded clinics with poorly trained staff. Since Nexplanon was introduced, the rate of insertion problems has dropped. In a very recently published study of 7,364 Nexplanon insertions in Germany, 1.26% had initial insertion problems, including such minor issues as difficulty removing a stuck applicator cap. The most common issue for patients was pins and needles and numbness in the arm/hand/fingers, from the rod being placed too close to a nerve. Of 5,159 removals, all but one were successful without further intervention. (The problem case involved, a rod that was inserted too deep and became embedded in the muscle, requiring surgery.) In no case had the rod migrated out of the arm. No significant long-term injuries occurred.
Minimizing Implant Insertion Risk: Get it done by someone both trained and experienced. Make sure it is done in a quiet place with no distractions. Don't allow the rod to be inserted in the sulcus, the groove between the bicep and the tricep. When the needle goes in, watch to see that it is just barely under the skin for its whole length.
Immediately after the procedure, feel the rod under the skin. If you can't feel the whole rod, it's not where it should be and should be removed immediately, using xrays or CT scan to precisely locate it. Check the rod once a week, but DO NOT get in the habit of playing with it! (Some women use it as a fidget toy and have flexed it enough to break it. That won't stop it from working, but it will make removal harder, so don't do it!)
Finally, don't get it replaced after 3 years. It has been shown to effectively prevent pregnancy for up to five years, so wait until at least 4-4.5 years before getting it replaced:
Extended use up to 5 years of the etonogestrel-releasing subdermal contraceptive implant Oct 2016 -- 10.1093/humrep/dew222:
The extended use of the one-rod ENG-releasing subdermal contraceptive implant showed 100% efficacy in years 4 and 5.
This has been known for a long time. For example, the original trial for Implanon back in the 1990s had over 4000 women using it for four years with zero pregnancies. Back in 2010 my GYN told me I could safely leave mine in for four years. The USDA approval for only 3 years had more to do with the cost of certification and the desire of Merck, the big pharma company, to have the higher profits from more frequent replacements.
IUD Insertion Risk: There are three main risks. The device can be expelled, possibly without the woman noticing it. The woman's cervix or uterus can become infected (typically during the first 20 days) because of non-sterile conditions during insertion. And the IUD can perforate or become embedded in the wall of the uterus.
Expulsion of the IUD happens about 3-5% of the time for adults and more often for adolescents. (This is one of the reasons many doctors and public health workers recommend the implant over the IUD for teens.)
The other two problems were so serious back in the 70s that they killed the entire IUD market for years. They are now extremely rare.
Beneficial Side-Effects: Aside from preventing pregnancy, hormonal LARCs are prescribed for other beneficial reasons:
A considerable literature now exists to demonstrate the multiple and substantial noncontraceptive health benefits of long-acting progestogen-releasing systems... These benefits mainly relate to disturbances of menstruation and related symptoms, such as heavy menstrual bleeding (due to many causes); iron deficiency; pelvic pain, especially around endometriosis; and endometrial hyperplasia.
And, of course, the big benefit for a lot of users is that implants and hormonal IUDs can result in lighter periods or none at all.
 
Long-Term Risks from the Nexplanon Implant
This is the hard one, because there is so little information. To be conservative, I'm including several cases where thoracic surgery was needed to remove the implant. That's a very serious risk for the patient, even though none (that I know of) have resulted in permanent injury.
I am also including cases of peripheral nerve damage that couldn't be corrected by surgery. These have been cases where patients have had permanent numbness or weakness in a finger, hand, or wrist as the result of an implant being improperly placed through or against a nerve, or having been removed improperly. For example:
Peripheral nerve injury with Nexplanon removal: case report and review of the literature 22 October 2018
In this case the patient lost the use of the two outermost fingers, treatment was delayed, and the surgeon was only able to restore partial function. Compare that with the effect of immediate action in reversing the nerve injury:
Contraceptive Implant–Related Acute Ulnar Neuropathy: Prompt Diagnosis, Early Referral, and Management Are Key (The patient was treated one day after a botched insertion. "A review 3 months after removal of the implant showed near-complete resolution of her symptoms.")
The incidence of permanent loss of function (as happened in the first case) is still so low that we're seeing individual reports, not numerical tallies, so it's hard to be sure how many have happened. All told, it looks like about a dozen, but it may have been as many as a hundred (out of millions of patients). That would mean that the risk of a serious long-term injury, one that persists after the device is removed and can't be fixed in a reasonable amount of time, is very roughly somewhere between 1 per million and 1 per 100,000.
This makes it hard to compare risks precisely, but the overall comparison between the Nexplanon implant and a vasectomy is clear. There far more implants inserted per year than vasectomies performed, yet the number of serious long-term injuries from vasectomies is reported to be in the thousands while serious long-term injuries from implants are so rare that they are still being reported individually.
 
Edit 5: I added a section above in the main post about tubal ligation surgery. The risks of injury and death from this kind of surgery are even higher than the risks from vasectomy.
Everything I said in this post about vasectomies should be multiplied many times over for the risks of getting your tubes tied or cut. Surgical sterilization is not the most effective form of birth control and it is by far the riskiest in terms of your health!
(The two forms of surgery are also the most expensive alternatives and the most profitable ones for doctors, which is why doctors push them and play down the risks.)
I also added a section in the reference material under "Edit 4" on "Minimizing Implant Insertion Risk."
 
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2019.05.20 22:06 ryu289 Bad Science, anthropology, psychology ect... against homosexuals.

https://web.archive.org/web/20171109222758/http://ropeculture.org/2016/03/01/the-fag-agenda Reposted here: https://donotlink.it/XWq45
We’ll start with biological faggotry. Fags will have you believe that they are “born that way” 100% of the time. Well, I will contest that only a minority of the modern fags are actually that – fags from birth. Yes, certainly some faggots are born that way, but these are a minority in the sea of faggots that arise from the other sources which I mentioned prior. The thing is that “born that way” is not an argument. Some people are born deformed. We don’t treat that as normal – that’s why we call it a deformity. In this same sense, the origins of “born gays” would have to be attributed to genetics, but not as a “gay gene” being a variation of the norm,as fags would have you believe, but as a deformity, a genetic imperfection and disorder. This can be proved even on a purely rhetorical level, in the sense that it is an evolutionary dead end (can’t reproduce).
Fallacy! Normality in the case of homosexuality can also relate to how common it is: https://www.reddit.com/philosophy/comments/24kqoe/is_the_appeal_to_normality_fallacious_in_ethics/
What he is doing is equivation: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equivocation
It is then fallacious to argue that something is not the case or is the case based on a set of ideological, ethical, moral, political, or other normative commitments: https://larvalsubjects.wordpress.com/2009/04/22/the-normative-fallacy/
Likewise a species survival is dependent on more that reproduction:
Besides explain the genetic variations that keep coming up: http://theconversation.com/stop-calling-it-a-choice-biological-factors-drive-homosexuality-122764
https://theconversation.com/how-genes-and-evolution-shape-gender-and-transgender-identity-108911
We randomly inherit half our genes from each parent. Each person’s genetic makeup is unique, so it would be highly unlikely to find two people with exactly the same set of genes influencing their sexuality.
Thus, variation is expected, and individuals fall along a spectrum ranging from a majority who are straight, to a minority who identify as gay.
Think of it this way, instead of asking how gay sex and attraction evolved, the question should be: how did human sexuality evolve in all its forms?
In doing do, we acknowledge homosexuality does not present a paradox needing a special explanation. It is simply a result of our species’ recent sociosexual evolution.
Please continue though.
Some have actually argued with me that this is a natural development in response to human overpopulation.
Who?
Fags tried to justify the evolutionary argument from a different angle, namely utilizing the concept of “fraternal birth order and male sexual orientation“, yet they only use this argument in the context of the positive “being born that way” argument (positive in the sense of ‘I am what I am, accept me that way, love is love’) rather than the negative “curb overpopulation” argument because the first one sounds “nicer. However, if this concept is true, then it may indeed be the proof that biological faggotry (which is, again, the minority of cases) is an evolutionary safeguard against overpopulation. Only thing that puts this concept into question is how traditional aryan families of the past had many children, whereas modern families struggle to have even one child, let alone two. Not to mention, once again, how non-whites keep having many children – so on a purely statistical basis, they ought to have more faggots than there are in the West. Yet, this does not happen.
This makes it a recessive trait moron: https://web.archive.org/web/20171008101130/https://evolequals.com/2014/05/13/dispelling-the-myth-about-the-gay-gene/
https://www.lehmiller.com/blog/2017/8/9/does-everybody-have-a-gay-gene?rq=Sex%20myths
Also very few people use this overpopulation argument anymore, leaving this a strawman.
However the point of this concept is still that fags can’t reproduce and must die, which again brings about the hilarity of “faggotry is good because it is death“. All evolutionary arguments on biological faggotry lead to it being a dead end. You can only try to spin what that means in a societal context, which is what faggots have grown to be excessively good at.
Ever hear of kin selection? Alloparenting? https://www.quora.com/If-homosexuality-is-innate-genetic-how-has-it-survived-evolutionary-selection-given-that-a-homosexual-couple-produces-no-offspring-Wouldnt-an-evolution-based-standpoint-argue-that-homosexuality-is-developmental https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40806-017-0105-9 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/147470491301100202 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/44152219_Genetic_factors_predisposing_to_homosexuality_may_increase_mating_success_in_heterosexuals
http://theconversation.com/homosexuality-may-have-evolved-for-social-not-sexual-reasons-128123
However by that point whatever was imparted and the reaction to said information will have already stuck for life (after that, the majority of people are prone to confirmation bias, i.e. only seek out materials and information that already supports their established views). Developmental psychologists, for the most part, agree that kids remain sponges roughly until they grow to be 14, which is when they become critical of information (important to note: critical, not reactionary but actually critical of information, that is to say that they develop an inquisitive nature as opposed to simply reacting to it one way or another, as was expressed in my examples earlier).
These examples are simplified ideal situations to illustrate my point, which is that psychology can develop any which way depending on certain events (hence Freud’s notion that parents are essentially the ones to fuck up their kids first, even if we don’t go into the sexual motifs he explores behind parent-child relations). This explains the psychological origin of homosexuality for a good deal of faggots, since events that can impose psychological faggotry of course statistically occur more often than a genetic disorder. In women lesbianism can be a result of being raped by a man, while in cases of man on man rape, the results can be various: overcompensating, emphasized heterosexual behavior, or to the contrary – varying types of faggotry, from homosexuality to transsexualism.
Wrong: https://www.brainblogger.com/2016/11/21/homosexuality-link-to-child-sex-abuse-confirmed-gender-nonconformity/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3289524/
Gender noncomformity is not a sign of abuse but a risk factor for it: https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037/sgd0000279
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0886260515569063
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sex-sexuality-and-romance/201912/does-abusing-children-have-consequences-sexuality
The more gender noncomforming you are, the more you get abused. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/tippling/2019/08/01/link-between-lgbt-religion-homelessness-suicide/
And this causes the "degeneracy" you see. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6695950/
Likewise gay parents don't raise kids to be gay: http://www.lehmiller.com/blog/2012/9/28/5-myths-about-homosexuality-debunked-by-science.html
One doesn’t really have to go into too much detail to understand the basic premise. What must be realized however is that there is also the additional issue of imparted information taking hold of people in their childhood. Kids are essentially informational sponges and as such they simply take everything in, until a certain age when they grow to be critical. However by that point whatever was imparted and the reaction to said information will have already stuck for life (after that, the majority of people are prone to confirmation bias, i.e. only seek out materials and information that already supports their established views). Developmental psychologists, for the most part, agree that kids remain sponges roughly until they grow to be 14, which is when they become critical of information (important to note: critical, not reactionary but actually critical of information, that is to say that they develop an inquisitive nature as opposed to simply reacting to it one way or another, as was expressed in my examples earlier).
These same psychologists say that children are aware of their gender identity at a young age: https://theconversation.com/when-do-children-develop-their-gender-identity-56480 https://srcd.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/cdev.12758
This means that kids up to 14 years of age are particularly vulnerable to the information imparted on them, and very sensitive to events that can have psychological consequences, i.e. “become scarred for life”. This means that events having to do with sexual intercourse can have devastating effect, with consequences that also range far and wide (including all manner of faggotry), and will stay with them for life. We will come back to some of these points further down as we counter gay adoption and gay propaganda.
Nope: http://www.lehmiller.com/blog/2015/4/24/is-same-sex-attraction-contagious-within-adolescent-social-networks
If anything abuse and sex are reduced. https://www.reddit.com/atheism/comments/eknsi9/christains_demand_tolerance_for_thei
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/storage/advfy/documents/cse-myths-and-facts.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi3r_7Ao7HnAhXzlnIEHQ8pB-QQFjAHegQICRAB&usg=AOvVaw3t17jbU8ynLlb_5R5hIQct
However, in the United States the American Psychiatric Association had to cave in to faggot pressure, as it experienced constant harassment and protests from the faggot movement for 3 years from 1970 to 1973 until the matter was put to a vote, with 58% voting for declassifying homosexuality as a mental disorder. Thus, the only reason homosexuality was declassified as a mental illness was because faggots strongarmed the APA into that decision. It wasn’t declassified due to a new valid study proving it to be a variation of the norm. No, it was declassified because barely more than half of the members of the Board of Trustees voted to do so, meaning they were more concerned about stopping the protests and harassment than in sticking to scientific research. But science is never a matter of voting – we don’t vote if gravity exists or not, and neither can one vote on something being a mental disorder or not. But a group can vote if it is in their interests to appease faggots so that they would go the fuck away.
Except this never happened: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.scribd.com/document/165076223/APA-Science-vs-Obscurantists&ved=2ahUKEwiG2fqP5KriAhWOUt8KHWuTAhcQjjgwAHoECAMQAQ&usg=AOvVaw1_quZRDZus1wOHG4iOGl3t
http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html
Furthermore, most if not all supposed scientific research that attempts to prove homosexuality to be a norm, genetic or psychological, is mostly conducted by “gay researchers” and their “allies“, i.e. people with a vested interest in a specific outcome in any research they conduct on the matter. This makes said research completely invalid, by virtue of the “scientists” involved not being impartial (ergo why it specifically “attempts to prove it to be a norm” – that is the goal and evidence to the contrary be damned). Naturally, faggots will try to counter this argument by spinning it around against normal (read: real) scientists, who would prove homosexuality not to be a variation of the norm, by claiming that they are evil bigots and so on trying to oppress faggots. However, since when does one trust a patient’s ramblings over the educated opinion of his doctor?
This is a massive appeal to bias, begging the question (gays are mentally ill by default) and no true Scotsman rolled into one!
If anything, homophobes are the dishonest faggots! http://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2009/08/christian-medical-dental-associations.html http://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2009/07/american-college-of-pediatricians-and.html http://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2010/12/porno-pete-labarbera-accuses-splc-of.html http://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2010/10/top-12-lies-of-tony-perkins-and-family.html http://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2010/02/maggie-gallagher-commits-sin-of.html http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2010/04/tinyu-r-gay-nomupdates-limits-gay-lives-to-less-than-140-characters.html
The greatest accomplishment of faggots pushing their agenda in society is that they managed to convince people that it is about love, and that all faggots are born that way 100% of the time. Thus, no one even considers the possibility of alternative sources to faggotry – such as the psychological one, which account for a bigger proportion of faggots than biology. But perversion would account for a bigger proportion still. Faggotry as perversion has nothing to do with love or attraction to this or that sex. Rather, it is about seeking pleasure and amplifying it with psychological stimuli. And it is faggotry as perversion that accounts not only for homosexuals but also for transfags, genderqueers and any other nonsense they can come up.
Even though heterosexual are just as perverted: http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html#08 http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html#23 http://www.lehmiller.com/blog/2012/9/12/do-gay-mens-sex-lives-match-up-with-the-stereotypes.html http://www.lehmiller.com/blog/2013/3/13/how-many-straight-people-are-having-gay-sex.html
And yes sexuality is about attraction: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hormones-and-the-brain/201706/how-the-brain-determines-sexuality
This is despite all the evidence being available to prove that this is indeed the majority of the fag movement, and explains the rampant promiscuity faggots engage in, the inability to be loyal to a single partner at a time and all of the most degenerate cases you may have heard of from watching Common Filth’s channel.
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/03/20/millennials-love-monogamy-say-researchers/
https://slate.com/human-interest/2013/06/gay-couples-aren-t-monogamous-people-saying-this-have-no-idea-what-they-are-talking-about.html
http://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2009/05/another-flawed-piece-of-work-courtesy.html#.UorOpuLy2i0
Indeed, despite the minority stress experienced by LGB individuals, this study discovered that same-sex married couples are at least as stable as, if not more stable than, different-sex married couples.
So what if you are “born that way“? Either get treatment or simply overcome it by sheer will-power. Psychological disorder? Same thing. Perversion? Fucking stop it. This ultimately comes down to the subject of one’s inherent inferiority and the test of Free Will
Feels like a no true scotsman to ignore the faults of gay conversion therapy: https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-whether-conversion-therapy-can-alter-sexual-orientation-without-causing-harm/
https://exgaywatch.com/2007/02/an-ex-gay-watch-original-video-the-spitzer-study-methodological-flaws-and-abuse-in-anti-gay-politics/
https://truthwinsout.org/pressrelease/2009/06/3112/
https://thinkprogress.org/pat-robertsons-regent-university-ex-gays-can-act-the-part-but-orientation-doesn-t-change-bb0717828c01/
http://www.religioustolerance.org/hom_exod2.htm
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/political-minds/201811/gay-conversion-therapy-associated-suicide-risk
http://www.lehmiller.com/blog/2014/3/31/are-religiously-motivated-people-able-to-change-their-sexual-orientation
https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/06/22/science-journal-retracts-paper-that-said-gay-conversion-therapy-works/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/political-minds/201811/gay-conversion-therapy-associated-suicide-risk
https://www.newsweek.com/gender-identity-conversion-therapy-suicide-transgender-discrimination-hate-1458488
If the choice was out of their hands (forced labor, slavery, forced exercising) the material change would follow, because all of that is merely material and subject to changeability
No: https://notpoliticallycorrect.me/2016/07/06/science-proves-it-fat-shaming-doesnt-work/ https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/fat-shaming-makes-things-worse
The exact same situation applies to faggotry. If you are actually of strong will you can overcome that vice no matter its origins, and prove that this is not who you are, that you are above it. Yet if you are inferior and of weakwill you will succumb to it or even embrace it, and let it define you as much as you let your body define you. That is the case with the fag movement that tries to impose itself onto society by any means through identity politics. If you are fine with being a faggot or embrace it, then you are a degenerate through and through, regardless of how you justify it.
This presumes it is a vice, which I show isn't the case!
As any other sociopolitical movement, the faggot movement relies on propaganda, it’s just that they don’t like the word propaganda. But that is a general modern ailment rather than a fag-specific one, and to keep up with the narrative of liberal/degenerate bullshit, they will have you believe that what they fight for is “progress”. As such what they do isn’t propaganda (how the hell does portraying a normal family as poor, dirty and dysfunctional, as opposed to the well off, clean and “loving” fag wanna-be parents not constitute propaganda?)...
Where do they do so? Your link doesn't show this at all! It says "What they want you to think" they don't even have a broken heterosexual family to show.
However it’s not just exacerbating the traumatic psychological sensitivity. It’s also indoctrination – another “bad” word that they also cover by calling what they do “education”. Faggots attempt to deny that they are indoctrinating kids into homosexuality, and yet they produce “educational” books for kids on sexual orientation. Kids are just not allowed to be kids anymore. No, they must know about sex and sexual orientation as early as possible, lest the “evil patriarchy” teaches them to be bigots. But again, kids up to around 14 years are like sponges and intake information without any sort of filter. They can have a basic reaction to the information, but they are not truly critical of it.
Tell me why does promiscuity go down then? https://www.abc.net.au/health/talkinghealth/factbustestories/2013/04/18/3739632.htm
https://www.guttmacher.org/gp2019/06/promiscuity-propaganda-access-information-and-services-does-not-lead-increases-sexual
I already mentioned the Freudian theory that the first sexual intercourse can play an important role.
Freud was a hack! https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/freud-was-a-fraud-a-triumph-of-pseudoscience/
This is why gay adoption cannot be allowed under any circumstances. We already established that even normal parents can fuck up their kids in any number of ways. Now the degenerates want to take a swing at parenting? I already read and heard enough stories of the sort of results this shit has, and I’ll forgo such cases as when faggots adopt children only to sexually abuse them, as other faggots will just dismiss these as isolated incidents, so its pointless to use them as an argument.
Good since I can loint to wards heterosexuals who do the same: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article229618929.html https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2019/02/11/former-pastor-foster-care-worker-guilty-adopted-daughters-rape/2830559002/&ved=0ahUKEwiugriA7KriAhWHo1kKHRoaADk4HhDF9AEIOjAE&usg=AOvVaw0S4T_UPZZllmDLVeil5Wnh https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/San-Jose-man-serially-abused-by-adoptive-parents-14291899.php https://myfox8.com/2019/03/20/arizona-woman-behind-comedy-youtube-channel-charged-with-abusing-7-adopted-children/ https://whnt.com/2019/07/29/man-pleads-guilty-to-charges-of-aggravated-abuse-rape-and-sexual-torture-of-foster-and-adopted-children/ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-child-welfare/2019/05/21/mesa-man-charged-abusing-pre-teen-teenage-relatives-mathew-legrand-arrington-foster-care/3761510002/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/in-alabama--where-lawmakers-banned-abortion-for-rape-victims--rapists-parental-rights-are-protected/2019/06/09/6d2aa5de-831b-11e9-933d-7501070ee669_story.html
In just the last year alone we have seen multiple churches who claim to protect children use their position to rape instead...far more often than any gay parent. https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/man-accused-of-molesting-several-children-he-met-through-church https://www.reddit.com/askgaybros/comments/dbu2kwhy_do_homophobes_defend_pedophiles/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/24/pastor-charged-with-sexually-abusing-child-in-his-unregulated-home-church/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/09/18/pa-gop-lawmaker-who-opposed-child-sex-abuse-bill-arrested-for-child-sex-abuse/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/09/25/southern-baptists-promote-book-by-pastor-who-mishandled-girls-sexual-abuse-case/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/09/28/pastor-charged-with-sexually-abusing-13-year-old-says-she-initiates-most-of-it/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/10/29/pastor-who-faced-life-in-prison-for-alleged-child-sex-abuse-kills-himself/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/01/a-popular-pastor-involved-in-an-abuse-scandal-is-being-protected-by-his-church/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/06/17/a-pastor-who-wanted-women-executed-for-abortions-was-arrested-for-raping-a-child/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/06/17/a-pastor-who-wanted-women-executed-for-abortions-was-arrested-for-raping-a-child/ https://www.patheos.com/blogs/nosacredcows/2019/09/help-stop-preacher-who-encourages-child-sex-abuse-and-works-with-kids/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/09/25/pastor-accused-of-attempted-rape-of-child-says-victims-demons-provoked-him/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/20/guams-catholic-church-sued-over-priest-who-admitted-sexually-abusing-20-kids/ https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2019/08/pastor-recites-cleansing-bible-verses-while-sexually-assaulting-underage-girl/ https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefreethinke2019/08/priest-who-joked-about-the-sexual-abuse-of-deaf-kids-is-put-on-trial/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/10/26/pastor-andy-savage-who-assaulted-a-teen-girl-is-starting-a-new-church/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2017/06/26/victim-of-homosexual-demons-church-beating-begged-for-investigation-for-years/ https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2014/07/kidnapped-for-christ-torture-and-abuse-at-christian-boarding-schools/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/22/christian-couple-that-ran-gay-conversion-camps-arrested-for-child-trafficking/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/09/01/former-gay-conversion-therapy-leader-we-have-harmed-generations-of-people/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/01/21/notorious-mormon-gay-conversion-therapist-now-says-he-just-wants-to-date-men/ https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2019/08/book-banning-anti-gay-kentucky-principal-busted-for-child-pornography/ https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2019/07/anti-gay-alabama-pastor-arrested-after-admitting-he-molested-underage-boys/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/03/31/anti-gay-pastor-charged-with-molesting-8-kids-telling-them-to-sit-on-his-face/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/06/12/pastor-who-works-for-tn-police-dept-says-gays-should-be-executed-by-police/ https://www.reddit.com/askgaybros/comments/dbu2kwhy_do_homophobes_defend_pedophiles/ https://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/state_news/elwood-man-who-sparked-gay-adoption-debate-admits-to-molesting/article_a3c30e76-920a-533e-8b5c-32c79d78147a.html
No, I’m talking about how some children raised by faggots imagine such behavior to be the norm, and don’t even know that heterosexual relations even exist up to a certain point. This means that they base their own future relations on the model of their adoptive faggot parents, meaning they have more chances of growing up as faggots than a child in a normal family. Especially so if the parents are very adamant about their views and about “educating” the child into such thinking. What a “happy coincidence” that the lesbian cunts just happened to adopt a boy who always “knew” he was a girl. And then they proceed to mutilate the child by giving him hormone blockers.
Even though 1) There are plent of Trans child with heterosexuals parents 2) It isn't mutilation: https://web.archive.org/web/20180902070724/https://genderanalysis.net/2018/01/evidence-of-health-benefits-of-medical-transition-gender-dysphoria-body-image-sexual-functioning-and-quality-of-life/
https://web.archive.org/web/20180902070913/https://genderanalysis.net/2017/06/anatomy-of-disinformation-blaire-white-lies-about-puberty-blockers-and-vaginoplasty/
Puberty blockers are safe: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1153424052712890368.html
Ergo, they will inevitably try to indoctrinate (oh, sorry, “EDUCATE“) the kids into this kind of thinking: “Some dudes fuck dudes up the ass Timmy, maybe you’re one of them, unless you prefer to be the one fucked up the ass, like your daddy here.”
First off, don't conflate sexual orientation with behavior: https://www.glamour.com/story/sexual-orientation-sexual-behavior https://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2009/09/anti-gays-are-encouraged-to-get-more.html
Second: https://qz.com/1320434/new-research-debunks-old-science-about-the-negative-effects-of-same-sex-parenting/
Finally: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170815095159.htm https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/adult-children-lesbian-parents-less-likely-identify-straight-study-finds-n989976
Despite the title of the second link:
FREE TO EXPLORE WHO THEY ARE’ Of the 76 children of lesbian parents, 70 percent of females and 90 percent of males identified as “heterosexual or straight,” compared to 88 percent of females and 98 percent of males in the demographically matched NSFG group.
“They were raised by parents who were nonjudgmental and may be more attuned to their own feelings because of the environments in which they were raised,” Gartrell said. “Perhaps we should be celebrating that the culture has evolved enough that these young people feel free to explore who they are.”
This is more likely. See above for how gender noncomformity is a risk factor for abuse, not a result.
Yet they will criticize traditional family and the foster care system to promote gay adoption as the better alternative. Why not instead fight for improving the foster care system?
Um, no. They just want the same right to adopt as heterosexuals. Where did you get this from?
We oppose gay adoption not “just because we’re bigots” – the “No H8 Campaign” and the like should stop wasting their time. Our hatred doesn’t come from some irrationality or because we fear faggots. Practically all hate is born from love. One can’t exist without the other. We hate that which threatens what we love, so our hatred for this degeneracy is the purest expression of our love for that which we are defending – including the kids this scum tries to adopt and fuck up if not just fuck.
Ok first of, homophobia is not just fear: https://www.fallacyfiles.org/etymolog.html
And attempts to show they would hurt kids kept failing: https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2014/04/opinion_nom_shill_mark_regnerus_long_history_of_using_religion_to_attack_gays/
https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2014/04/regnerus_scandal_ripped_wide_open_as_ut_confesses_to_major_systemic_ethics_failures/
https://skeptic-ink.tumblr.com/post/48764066985/david-quinn-now-cites-discredited-fraudster-loren
Also you do know Christain charities steal kids tho give then to heterosexual parents? https://newrepublic.com/article/127311/trouble-christian-adoption-movement
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/07/devos-linked-to-christian-adoption-agency-implicated-in-state-sponsored-kidnapping/
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2009/03/meet-parents-dark-side-overseas-adoption/
https://theintercept.com/2018/07/01/separated-children-adoption-immigration/
https://psmag.com/news/they-steal-babies-dont-they-international-adoption-schuster-institute-95027
For all you care for kids, it doesn't seem to matter much huh?
But hey, some faggots know all about promoting diseases and having an entire subculture based around that – Bug Chasing. These particular faggots are in fact happy to be plague-bearing vermin. In fact, they love it! The whole scene, besides being one of the most degenerate things imaginable, is 100% native to faggotry. There is no heterosexual subculture of looking to spread HIV. There might be some degenerates like that, but there is no subculture dedicated to this pursuit, which serves as further evidence of how HIV is so intrinsically tied to faggotry.
Really? http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/05/countering-heterosexist-arguments.html#27
https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/debunking-the-drudge-report/Content?oid=2175395
Heterosexuals are there too: http://test.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread748962/pg1#pid12245735
HIV is not the same as homosexuality.
Finally, we have the economic consequences. Faggots will tell you all about the powers that be trying to keep them down, when in reality, as we saw just above, they are using the faggotry movement to advance themselves in politics.
....https://www.reddit.com/BestOfOutrageCulture/comments/dpxabhomophobes_think_they_are_compassionate_when/ https://www.reddit.com/askgaybros/comments/dxk3dy/why_do_homophobes_think_that_they_do_no_harm/ https://www.reddit.com/skeptic/comments/byhd2l/homophobes_dont_belive_in_sourcing_their_claims/
You think this is all imaginary slippery slope ramblings? We don’t have to imagine shit. We just have to look to history, namely the Weimar Republic, one of the most degenerate states that ever existed. Berlin of that time manifested the kind of society towards which decay and such faggotry leads to.
You mean the Nazis? https://www.reddit.com/badhistory/comments/bq5k5e/on_a_post_engaging_in_genocide_olympics_use https://www.reddit.com/badhistory/comments/2q7fy8/the_hitler_was_popularly_elected_myth_or_how_to/
Just check out these pictures from an event called “Up your alley fest” – wow, so progress, so slippery slope, wow. Wait a minute, where were the kids during all this?
There were no kids there! Let's look at your link.
Up Your Alley -- which until recently was called the Dore Alley Fair -- is very similar to the larger and more well-known Folsom Street Fair, in that they are both held to celebrate the leather and fetish scene in the gay community.
But that’s from 2008, check out the 2015 report. Yet when this exact same behavior is combined with drug use, it suddenly gets called the “dark side of the gay scene” as this VICE “documentary“ will attest.
Again:
Every year the city of San Francisco hosts a free, open-to-the-public street festival called Up Your Alley for the gay BDSM (bondage, discipline and sadomasochism) sexual subculture.
So it is a subculture inside the gay community and not representative as a whole! Hell there were heterosexuals there too: https://holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/2009/07/peter-labarberas-pictures-contradict.html
As for that Vice Documentary on chemsex: https://www.inpud.net/en/chemsex-case-study-drug-userphobia
It is a nicely explained take on why gay marriage is dangerous from a purely sociological viewpoint. It argues it would lead to the destruction of marriage and the traditional family at large, by virtue of opening up the way to the marriage of more than two people, until marriage becomes obsolete. The author describes it as marital chaos, but what it is in effect is promiscuity. This argument was only further proven to be right by Masha Gessen, who openly stated that gay marriage is a sham to destroy marriage at large. Ergo she also means that gay marriage is a window to promiscuity.
Bad slippery slope argument! https://www.mic.com/articles/38737/gay-marriage-the-blaze-wants-you-to-know-the-goal-is-to-destroy-traditional-marriage
And don't confuse promisxuity with polyamory: https://www.livescience.com/27128-polyamory-myths-debunked.html
Or other family structures: http://beyondmarriage2006.blogspot.com/
However, if we look back to the argument of a natural occurrence of homosexual behavior in animals, then in most cases animal homosexual interactions are not done for pleasure, save for some species (most prominent yet again being the Bonobos). In most cases, such acts are done as a show of dominance – meaning that those homosexual acts are instances of rape. Also there is next to no instances of lesbianism in the animal world, save for those few species that practice homosexuality for pleasure. But even then a lot of the supposed studies in this field are highly suspect, like the guy who claimed that lezhogs exist – you think that video is funny shit? This is where the gay argument that homosexuality exists in over 450 species COMES FROM – some crackpot idiot who drew shit. Actually the reality makes more sense, no, he’s not a crackpot – he’s gay. So allow me to restate my previous point: “research” conducted by “scientists” with a vested interest in its results is invalid. And the wiki on him is suspiciously small. Also, I don’t think he actually wrote any other “research” but this one.
Ok 1) The lezhogs thing was from a comedian making a joke and shouldn't have been taken seriously. A look at the book in question will confirm this 2) These examples are not rape: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals 3) You only assume he is gay due to question begging
With that in mind, it can be said that HIV is nature’s response of correcting an occurrence that goes against Natural Order. Faggotry is an evolutionary dead end, and nature is trying to kill it faster with diseases that are spread specifically through the central activity that defines faggots. Not only is science against faggotry but so is nature.
This implies nature has an order, which smacks of the is-ought fallacy, also ignoring massive rises in heterosexually transmitted diseases: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2018/11/29/russia-risks-hiv-epidemic-as-cases-rise-experts-warn-a63644&ved=2ahUKEwiQ1q7m76riAhWqnuAKHeOSCVcQFjABegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw1RmdOauUm4vji2Ag2lfhpv https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0055060
Explain the heterosexual aids epidemic in Russia good sir: https://www.reddit.com/askgaybros/comments/cc3gnv/how_do_you_prove_that_aids_is_not_a_gay_disease/?
“They told me I could be anything, so I became a demisexual preop MTF unicorn-kin and this is my life partner Rocky. He’s a horse but since I’m a unicorn-kin I can communicate with him and it’s totally mutual. Who are you to tell me otherwise, bigot? I put “it’s complicated” into my facebook relationship status because farmer John doesn’t approve of our relationship. We’re like a modern day Romeo and Juliet – love is love! We’ll get married one day too, zoosexual rights is the next chapter of social justice. Why? Because it’s the current year – check and mate, ignorant nazi bigots!“
Oh god transgenders are biological ninny: http://transascity.org/the-transgender-brain/
Who the fuck thought this scum can be our allies?
Debunking links, ho! http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/06/mental-health-and-substance-abuse.html http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/2012/06/10/45512 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4695779/ http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/polygamy-fuels-violence/ http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/Articles/000,009.htm https://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_molestation.html https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.centerforinquiry.net/uploads/attachments/Anti-gayActivismandtheMisuseofScience_1.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwia-7CM9KriAhWJd98KHaNdDOkQFjAAegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw1-e4VP0yTWqnBE2_e3QHGB http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/04/response-to.html https://medium.com/@juliussky/gays-arent-more-likely-to-be-pedophiles-611a48469655
Tell me your attitude to pain and I will tell you what kind of person you are” as Ernst Junger wrote. A faggot will betray you if threatened with discomfort or promised carnal satisfaction in return for his treachery.
The Night of Long Knives disagrees with you. Remember when the nazis betrayed the Brownshirts because some were gay?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_R%C3%B6hm#Death
Ironically, some people ignore this to say all nazis were gay.
https://www.reddit.com/atheism/comments/dx2m6n/some_christain_loonies_are_so_bad_they_think/
https://www.reddit.com/atheism/comments/ex2p7v/the_brainwashed_are_scary_in_the_sense_they_dont/
“It is also indicative of the whole Modern World/Gynocractic pursuit of promiscuity and hedonism, well espoused in the liberal youth slogan of “YOLO – You Only Live Once”. Taking the concept of “burning bright and fast” to the most degenerate place imaginable. I am all but certain that Bug Chasers already partake in the other faggot endeavor of mixing semen into alcoholic beverages.”
You forgot the rest of the article.
“Now, it’s one thing to like the after product of sex, and another thing to like the thing that fuels the sex, but to mix both? You’ve gone too far internet. Go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done.”
Yeah plenty of gays don't like that shit.
“Another aspect of this problem is that faggots have fantasies about not just acceptance but dominance in society. ”
It’s being equal to cisgenders admit and pointing out hey be what you want to be dude! That isn’t indoctrination.
Oh this: https://donotlink.it/RyZY
People have fetishes and kinks. Don't take it seriously. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29285655
Faggotry is either a biological disorder, in which case it must be treated; a psychological disorder, in which case it must be treated; the result of fag indoctrination, in which case it must be treated; a hedonistic vice, in which case it must be overcome.
How about none of the above?
Social faggot acceptance leads to complete degradation of society and all norms, resulting in a free-for-all sexual jungle where everything is permissible, including pedophilia, incest and zoophilia
Hahahaha! https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2011/09/matt-barber-has-pedophilia-on-the-brain/ https://daleyeagerdotcom.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/incest-and-the-lgbt-community-the-david-epstein-case/
Seriously though homosexuality used to be accepted until Western values came along: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/about-us/news/african-sexuality-and-legacy-imported-homophobia
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/china/articles/a-history-of-homosexuality-in-china/
https://qz.com/931438/in-premodern-japan-it-was-common-for-aristocrats-and-samurai-to-pursue-male-lovers/
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2019.03.16 19:57 kcheng686 Mock Draft V1.4 - Kyler Murray Edition

This might have been the craziest free agency of all time. OBJ wasn't going to cleveland, but then he did. AB to Buffalo for a few hours, then gets sent to the Raiders. Barr pulling a DJ. Bell to the Jets. ET3 to the Ravens. And thats not even factoring the draft Rumors. For this special edition of the Mock Draft, we are gonna say that the Cardinals Murray rumors are actually true.
These trades and picks are all my opinions and speculation, so it may be off on what your franchise actually needs.
  1. Cardinals - Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma: Sometimes where there’s smoke, there’s fire. I personally dont believe the Cardinals will pick a QB #1 overall, but for this mock, we are gonna pretend that they really do love Murray. There are a lot of risks associated with the Oklahoma QB, such as his size and inconsistent progressions. But the upside is worth the risk. At his best, Murray channels his inner Russell Wilson, becoming an electric playmaker that can hurt a defense with both his arm and legs.
  2. 49ers - Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State: With the 49ers releasing Cassius Marsh, the 49ers lack a good pass rusher on the opposite side of the newly acquired Dee Ford. That makes Bosa the easiest pick of the draft for them, adding an extremely talented EDGE to their defensive line.
  3. Jets - Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama: Big Q is a FREAK. Although the Jets might be tempted to pick Allen to work him in the same role they probably wanted Barr to, they need to go BPA. Q is the best DT prospect since Suh, and his presence will be a gamechanger for the entire Jets defense.
  4. Oakland Raiders: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky: The Raiders had 13 sacks last year. The next worst teams had 30 sacks. Oakland needs EDGE help desperately, and they get it in the form of Josh Allen, the poster boy for why some players go back to school. A talented EDGE with the added bonus of being a decent coverage guy, Allen will bring a huge boost for the Raiders pass rush.
  5. Dolphins Via TB (Sends 13, 2020 MIA 1st, 78 for 5, 107) - Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State: With Ryan Tannehill officially traded, Miami now needs a QB. Their first move is an aggresive trade up to grab the best traditional QB in the class, an extremely accurate pocket passer in Dwayne Haskins. With their franchise QB and defensive centerpiece added, the Dolphins will look to move to a new era.
  6. Giants (Sends 37, 108 for Josh Rosen) - Ed Oliver, DT, Houston: With both top tier QB prospects gone by 6, the Giants trade their 2nd and 4th for Josh Rosen, installing him as the ew franchise QB in New York. Then, they go BPA at 6. Oliver may have been overshadowed by Q Williams, but he is a fantastic prospect himself, and would be a very disruptive force on the Giants DLine next to Tomlinson and Hill.
  7. Jaguars - Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida: Welcome to Jacksonville, BDN. Now, the Jags need to protect their shiny new FA QB, and they bolster their offensive line by adding Jawaan Taylor. An aggressive yet smooth OT prospect who is great at pass pro, Taylor has the talent to be a cornerstone at whichever tackle spot he ends up on.
  8. Lions - Byron Murphy, CB, Washington: With Trey Flowers added, the Lions now need to give Darius Slay a partner in the secondary. Byron Murphy isnt the best athlete, but he’s a fluid, instinctive CB with fantastic ball skills, and would make for a great duo with Big Play Slay.
  9. Bengals via BUF(Send 11, 110 for 9) - Devin White, LB, LSU: The Bengals dont want to risk their #1 target getting taken, so they move up to ensure they grab Devin White, who is the freakiest ILB prospect in a while. With enough speed to keep up with most of the WRs in the class, and explosiveness to spare, White has tantalizing potential, especially considering he won the Butkus despite still learning the position. To me, White is this year’s Derwin James, a blue chip player who falls due to position, and he has the potential to be the next Bobby Wagner.
  10. Broncos - Jonah Williams, OT/OG, Alabama: Although the Broncos have their two tackle spots solidified, they could use some help on the interior. Despite an underwhelming combine, Williams has mostly fantastic tape, having gone up and held his own against a ton of excellent pass rushers in the SEC and NCAA for the most part (Clemson notwithstanding). Although athleticism has serious question marks, Williams is a fantastic technician and could be a strong starter at either T or G.
  11. Bills via CIN - DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss: The Bills added some nice secondary pieces in FA, but they still lack a true #1 that can grab anything White Vick throws in his general vicinity. DK Metcalf has the potential to be that guy. His combo of size, athleticism, and hands is extremely rare, and he has the upside to be an absolutely dominant WR1. Plus, imagine him and Allen in shorts together.
  12. Packers - TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa: The Packers dont have any huge needs outside of maybe FS, so they go BPA here and grab Hockenson. A complete package of a TE, Hock can block, catch, and run routes at a very high level, with the ability to be the immediate starter at TE and the ceiling of a Gronk/Kelce/Kittle.
  13. Buccaneers via MIA - Brian Burns, OLB, Florida State: The Buccaneers have 1 decent pass rusher in JPP, and he’s not exactly someone they can build their future defense around. With Tampa’s transition into a 3-4 defense, Burns is a perfect fit, a talented 3-4 OLB with freakish athleticism and great size who can serve as franchise EDGE.
  14. Falcons - Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan: The Falcons cannot pass up on the talent of Rashan Gary here. Although he played a lot of EDGE at Michigan, his lack of bend combined with his explosiveness makes me think he is better off playing 3T or 5T in the NFL. Despite somewhat weak production, he certainly has the athleticism to be a dominant defensive lineman for the Falcons, especially next to Jarrett.
  15. Redskins - N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State: With no good QB prospect here, Washington instead elects to get Case Keenum a pass catcher, and grab another extremely talented big bodied WR. Harry, unlike some of the other big bodied WRs of previous drafts, has decent speed, and with his hops and body control, can be the WR1 Washington have not had in a long while.
  16. Panthers - Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State: With Julius Peppers retiring, the Panthers need to find a replacement. Fortunately for them, they land the freakishly athletic Sweat, who’s fantastic combine and Senior Bowl pushes him into the top 20. A crazy explosive pass rusher who comes screaming off the edge, he will be an excellent replacement for the Panther’s best DE ever.
  17. Giants via CLE - Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State: With QB no longer a need, the Giants need to bolster their offensive line to help both their new franchise centerpieces of Rosen and Barkley. Thus, they grab Andre Dillard, the huge combine riser. With excellent hand usage and great frame, he has the ability to be a franchise OT, and boy do the Giants need that after years of Ereck Flowers and Bobby Hart. Dillard would be an immediate starter at LT or RT, and could lock down either of Rosen’s sides for a very long time.
  18. Vikings - Garrett Bradbury, iOL, NC State: Another huge combine riser, Bradberry showed off his agility and explosiveness with a monster 7.41 3 cone, 31 inch vert, and 4.53 20 yard shuttle. The Vikings desperately need help on the interior to protect their 84 million man as well as clear lanes for Dalvin Cook, and Bradberry has the gifts to slot in immediately at either G or C.
  19. Titans - Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson: The Titans need to get Jurrell Casey some help on the DLine. Wilkins is a fantastic penetrating 3T who checks off every single box of the type of player the Titans love, and would help solve the Titans issues with the DL and pass rush simultaneously.
  20. Steelers - Devin Bush, LB, Michigan: After Bosa to SF, this is the second easiest pick in the draft. The Steelers love their SPARQd up players, and need a coverage LB to replace the hole Shazier left. And holy crap is Devin Bush SPARQd up. 97.2%? Might as well lock him to Pittsburgh right now. With the Steelers FO being present at the Michigan Pro Day, I think it's safe to say this is a no brainer pick.
  21. Chiefs via SEA (29, 92, 2020 4th for 21) - Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson: With Dee Ford and Justin Houston gone, the Chiefs lack a true difference making pass-rusher. With their window open right now, they trade up with the more than happy to move down Seahawks and grab Clelin Ferrell. A fantastic 4-3 EDGE with an explosive first step and a nonstop motor, Ferrell would team up with Chris Jones to form a dynamic pass rushing duo for KC.
  22. Colts via BAL (send 26, 128, 135 for 22) - Greedy Williams, CB, LSU: The Colts are the kind of team that is not afraid to move up, and with Williams dropping down the board, they trade up to grab him just before he falls to Houston. Although he did not impress at drills, Greedy’s tape is very impressive, and he has the athleticism and talent to be a stud #1 CB, but it will be on Colts to help him reach his potential and hone his technique.
  23. Texans - Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia: Unfortunately the Texans dont manage to land the falling Williams, but they do end up bolstering up their league worst OL. 62 sacks is an unacceptable amount of hits for a young QB to take, and Houston needs to protect Watson much better. Cajuste has excellent power, mobility, and length, so as long as his footwork improves, he can serve as a fantastic blindside bookend for Watson and the Texans.
  24. Raiders via CHI - Nasir Adderly, FS, Delaware: Before all you Raiders fans scream at me about how Oakland already has an FS in Lamarcus Joyner, it was reported that Oakland was apparently going to play him mostly at nickel CB, meaning the Raiders still lack a true centerfielder. In that case, Adderly, who’s fantastic play this year has led to him becoming my S#1, is a perfect addition. A rangy, downhill tackler who also works great as a single high safety, Adderly fits exactly into what the NFL wants for a modern FS, and he is someone who definitely impressed Gruden at the Senior Bowl.
  25. Cardinals via PHI (send 33, 108, 2020 4th for 25) - Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State: With Murray added to the team, the Cardinals need to protect their new franchise piece, and so they move up to grab one of the best offensive linemen in the draft in Dalton Risner. An aggressive, elite pass protector with extremely high football IQ who can plays every position on the line (he dominated as a C his freshman year), Risner would be a huge improvement for the Cardinals offensive line, no matter what position he slots in as.
  26. Ravens via IND - Cody Ford, OG/OT, Oklahoma: Earl Thomas now officially a Raven, so Baltimore looks to retool their Oline. With Yanda likely gone soon to retirement, they grab one of the best, meanest offensive linemen in the draft to serve as his replacement. Ford is a true road grader and his tape is outstanding. He would be someone the Ravens would love to add, especially since they have shown they are not scared of poor combines.
  27. OAK via DAL - Noah Fant, TE, Iowa: Fant proved himself to be a freak in the combine, with a performance that shows off his high ceiling. With Jared Cook gone, Fant will serve as a fantastic mismatch machine who will likely find a ton of receptions with Mr Big Chest and Tyrell Williams demanding a lot of attention.
  28. Chargers - Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson: The Chargers have possibly the best pair of bookend EDGEs in the NFL, but they could use an upgrade at DT/NT. With both Adderly and Dillard gone, they go BPA and grab Lawrence, the block eating, run stuffing NT from Clemson. DLaw would be a serious force for the Chargers in both normal and nickel packages, and could do for Bosa and Ingram what he did for the Clemson DLine.
  29. SEA via KC - Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama: With Earl Thomas gone, the Seahawks look to reload their defense around Bobby Wagner. Thompson’s play during the end of the season dipped noticeably, but he still has the range and potential to be a gamechanger at S, and Seattle is more than happy to scoop him up as the replacement for ET3.
  30. Packers via NO - AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss: Brown had some questions about his athleticism entering the combine, but his physical stats all seem fine (4.49 40, 36.5 vert, 120 broad). Brown’s natural quickness and agility, toughness, and RAC ability make him the perfect deadly slot WR, a guy who can get open quickly in the short/medium passing game and then get a few extra yards. With the Packers WR corps somewhat lacking outside of Davante Adams, Brown can be what Juju, Kupp or Tyler Boyd are for their QBs, and when that QB is Aaron Rodgers, you just know “Rodgers to Brown” will be haunting the ears of the NFC North for the near future.
  31. Rams - Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida: After being considered a possible top 10 player, Polite’s combination of poor attitude and poor performance drops him to the end of the first round. He still has a ton of potential, great moves, and superb first step quickness, but he may need a much better attitude to be a success in the pros. At least he falls to the only team that “didnt bash him.” The Rams do get a steal of a prospect to supplement their weak EDGE corps, and if Polite pans out, he and Donald will be giving teams nightmares.
  32. Patriots - Charles Ominehu, EDGE, Texas: With Trey Flowers gone to Detriot, BB simply replaces him in the draft. Omenihu is a guy who’s been picking up a lot of steam recently, a great athlete with an excellent frame, length, and hand usage, as well as a good run stopper. He’s a guy with the ability to be the kind of versatile defender the Patriots love, and with BB coaching him, is there really any doubt Ominehu will be a force in a few years?
Free Bonus Pick: 33. Eagles via ARI - Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame: The Eagles are a team that loves their defensive line depth, and even though they did add Malik Jackson, their backups could use a serious injection of talent. Jerry Tillery is someone who exploded the past year, turning himself into a premier pass rushing DT, someone who excels at just getting after the QB. Although he’s still a little raw, his talent and ceiling are undeniable, and he would be a welcome addition of the Eagles DLine.
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