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2021.12.07 02:19 Ezorai We don't need to throw the ball

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2021.12.07 02:19 Silent_Win7080 Long distance girlfriend (27f) sent me a long breakup text

My girlfriend of 3 years (on and off) sent me a text to break up pretty much just saying she doesn’t want communication, she’s accepting that things won’t work. We had a fight 3 days before and we semi-spoke about things not working, then she gave me the silent treatment for 3 days, then sent me this. This has happened so many times, and I really don’t even want to respond. I tried calling her once because I think the relationship deserves more than a text. But it seems like she has just made her decision and doesn’t really care what I think. Is it okay just to not respond? There were no questions or anything in the message.
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2021.12.07 02:19 mangogard48 Music in the Summoners' Duel part of the Feh channel

Did this music get added into the update, because I don't hear it when I'm in the Summoners' Duel menu? Or is this music from something previous?
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2021.12.07 02:19 themiamian Is there an anonymous dating app I could use that won’t put my face out for the world to see?

Obviously I would send it to the person I match with but I’d like to get to know them before they see me!
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2021.12.07 02:19 alex_song Some seats in 107-105 Sections now priced higher than this morning and labeled as “official platinum”???

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2021.12.07 02:19 horhemaior 20 DRS not for sell even if cell

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2021.12.07 02:19 Red_Spork Review #8, Advent 6/25: Timorous Beastie 18

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2021.12.07 02:19 falconplayer79 We got a floater!!!

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2021.12.07 02:19 ladiemagie A return to the OC Weekly Article, "SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA IS A SCHOOL ON A HILL"

First of all, my compliments to the author Michelle Wu. A well written, well researched, informative and entertaining article all around. For those who haven't read it already, you owe it to yourself to apprise yourself of this gem.
I wanted to use Woo's article as a backdrop through which I could add some notes of my own:

There are guard gates at the entrance to Soka University of America (SUA), a small liberal-arts school perched on a coastal ridge near Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park. But for visitors who drive up the wide, curving, tract-home-lined roads of the San Joaquin Hills to visit, the gates cannot hold back the gorgeous view behind them: an unexpected oasis, a seeming mirage of serenity and grandeur in a Stepford town. A water fountain jumps high from a vast, shining turquoise lake in front of the administration building, a soaring, Italian Renaissance-inspired structure built with the same type of stone used for the Roman Colosseum because its founder plans to have the university last 2,000 years.
Walking through the ivy-covered colonnades, where handblown, tulip-shaped lamps hang from above, the scene looks more like a Zen meditation retreat than a college campus on a Thursday afternoon. Two students sit cross-legged in a quiet courtyard, their class notes next to the babbling lily ponds. A bronze statue of Gandhi stands with open arms in a patch of orange groves. Tacked to a cork bulletin board are the words of Eleanor Roosevelt: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act toward one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
Funnily enough, the scenic nature of the school was a primary reason I even pursued a position there in the first place. I thought it would be so nice to have a beautiful place of work to come to every day.
I can tell you that the environs completely lost their charm to me after two weeks.

“Who wouldn't want to be at a university with a Buddhist peace movement?” she asks from outside a coffee shop in Santa Ana, near Orange County Superior Court. “I thought, 'This is a beautiful campus in Orange County, in America.' How could things be so weird and terrible?”
It's the saddest, must frustrating goddamn thing to me, because I can't just come to work and do my fucking job. I have to be caught up in this larger dysfunctional organization with baggage for days.
Today, SGI claims more than 12 million members... Tina Turner is a famous follower, as are Orlando Bloom, Kate Bosworth, Herbie Hancock and Mariane Pearl (widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl).
Huh. I guess that explains why the now discontinued student newspaper was named after Daniel Pearl. And to think I actually thought the naming of the paper after him was a nice, sincere gesture.
It was under those gentle auspices that the sect's leadership decided to open Soka University of America as a graduate school in Calabasas in 1987. But plans to expand with an undergraduate campus were shut down by environmentalists who wanted to protect the city's open spaces and a Native American ancestral site on property lines. Unfazed, the university migrated south to Aliso Viejo, purchasing 103 acres of rough-graded land from Orange County for $25 million.
Now here is a key issue I've been wanting to point out previously. The location of the school in an isolated, removed, car dependent suburban location is purposeful. The decision makers had a chance to move from an isolated location to one closer to a city center, and they did not. They purposefully choose distant wilderness locations for purposes that I am not fully aware of; I can only try and infer the reason from the effects that this decision has on the student body. The outside is kept out and the inside is largely kept in.
Aliso Viejo's then-mayor Carmen Vali believed the fledging suburban city would flourish with a university campus, just as Palo Alto developed around her alma mater, Stanford.
Not gonna lie, I don't blame her at all. I actually still don't think it was a bad decision at all, considering the massive amount of money SUA gave to the city, and the fact that it pretty much sits alone apart from the city.
While Ikeda, the 83-year-old founder of the university, has never visited his U.S. campus, not even for its dedication, his presence is unavoidable. His books are displayed neatly in glass cases at the entrance of the library; his portrait hovers over students in the cherry-wood reading room.
This small detail jumped out to me when I first read it in the article. It's a small change that the school implemented, that I've interpreted as a subtle sign that there may be a split in the campus's leadership. Ikeda's books are now stored in the first floor of his library, which actually feels more like a basement. Now, the works of current faculty are displayed in those glass cases near the entrance.
Additionally, the creation of the new Marie and Pierre Curie science building has nothing to do with Ikeda. It's full of science labs, and the published articles of current faculty decorate the walls (sort of). EVERY OTHER monument and dedication on campus is connected, one way or another, to Daisaku Ikeda personally. I feel that the building of a science building, and the naming of it after people whom Ikeda COULD NEVER HAVE even met is another subtle sign that some leadership on campus is prepping for a major shift away from the Ikeda worship.
But some faculty members quickly became suspicious. Students, they say, would always talk about their “life mentor,” referring to Ikeda. They'd spend their days reading his speeches and chanting the Lotus Sutra in the lounge areas. The campus museum featured an exhibit titled “Gandhi, King, and Ikeda.” Administrators started calling the university a “hybrid” institution.
I haven't personally seen chanting in public areas, as mentioned in the article. I suspect the admin has stigmatized, and discouraged students from doing so. HOWEVER, they still proudly declare Ikeda as their personal hero and "mentor." Even official faculty/staff bonding events, such as reading groups, focus on his books such as he dialogue and peace shit. I approached my position as Soka as just a job, but the Ikeda worship and SGI baggage is a constant pink elephant to this day.
One professor who asked to remain anonymous alleges that in the school's first year of operation, students told him of a sexual assault that had happened on campus. The victim went to administrators, who urged her not to say anything.
This one's kind of interesting, and I wonder if this may be the same rape that was described in the following student review:
Health & Safety: - Appears to Be Safe – The campus has great security service however it is so big and quiet. I was raped by an alumni and had no one to turn to. The school had band that person from campus but he once got in. I feel unsafe sometimes.
This particular student review creeped me out, because I always ALWAYS notice how deserted and quiet the campus feels, and I imagine this aspect must have been a factor in the student's rape. It's also uncomfortable to bring this up, but it's important to state: there is an easy way to walk onto campus from the public street. Anyone can easily bypass security and simply walk in. I hope to God that the school remains boring and quiet, and not something much worse.
However, there are a large number of sexual assaults that occurred on campus over the years, so it could be a different one I suppose. I came across the following website from 2020: https://www.change.org/p/danny-habuki-sexual-assault-and-harassment-reform-at-soka-university-of-america
I can tell you that Hyon Moon is still on campus, and has retained her titles. The students needed to meet with her for informational meetings, which is creepy now considering how she " has been known to fish for confidential information from students who report sexual assault or harassment."
I highly empathize with the following quote:
We cannot continue to resort to the Department of Education to compel the administration to accommodate every Title IX mandated need! The mental duress resulting in every single battle is unnecessary to the students and interfering with our ability to equally access educational resources on our campus.
One thing I can say about Soka is that they have implemented COVID-19 protocols that have exceeded the CDC's recommendations. Other than that, it seems like the school needs constant supervision to make sure that it is even following the law.
Notice that the OC Weekly article was published 10 years ago, while the petition I linked above was made in 2020. From OC Weekly:
“The excuses they gave were medieval,” the professor states. “They said they were going to protect her reputation. It was horrifying to me.”
SUA does not want to change its approach to victims of rape, sexual assault, and violence. It's a strange hill to die on, but they seem determined to victimize as many of their female students as possible.
When [Joe] McGinniss (whose next book, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, comes out this year) was told his contract would not be renewed for a second year, he claimed it was due to his non-Buddhist beliefs.
This one also peaked my interest, because it's an example of the organizational structure acting in seemingly irrational ways. They took one of their star faculty hires, and fucking fired him for not converting to SGI. All you have to do is give him space and renew the damn contract, and boom, you'll have the SGIWhistleblowerMITA groupies flouting him as a token "nonbuddhist."
One of those students [who protested] was Murphy McMahon, who left the school after the incident. Now 29 and working as a translator in Brazil, he wrote via e-mail, “The university was handled like a prerogative of its parent organization, as if the purpose of its existence was the aggrandizement of Daisaku Ikeda. That was manifest constantly everywhere: the reading lists, the special events, the student clubs and activities, the buildings, the museum exhibits, and then in faculty politics and hiring, where not loving Ikeda enough proved an occupational hazard.”
YES.
OMG YES.
Shortly after I was hired and I was looking around the school myself, I thought to myself: holy shit, the constant presence of Ikeda in EVERYTHING is uncomfortable.
And YES, the fucking reading lists, campus events, the buildings, campus tours...that asshole is EVERYHWERE on campus. I would say that his image is not in the student dorms, but guess what, 90% of the student body is SGI. So he is brought in by the students.
Houtman left not long after becoming the assistant dean of faculty. She declined to comment, but she told Australia's Radio National Network in 2003 that she became concerned when the faculty—”really fantastic faculty, lots of experience, really collegial people”—would spend “days and days making decisions” that eventually “would be overturned by an administration that had no experience in academic administration at all.”
I've reached out to Blanche privately with a few more details, but yes, I've seen this myself to an extent. Soka isn't the first school I've worked for that doesn't know what they are doing, but it is the first that fights as aggressively as it does to hang on to an arbitrarily thrown together, sloppy, amateurish curriculum.
Let me end this particular post with a quote from a former tenure track professor from Soka, that perfectly articulates my feelings as well, as I leave my employment with SUA:
“The cult frenzy is very crazy, very Orwellian,” she says. “I wish they would be as attractive on the inside as they are on the outside.”
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2021.12.07 02:19 bdotstark Seeking Tickets from Iconic Raptors Games

Hi everyone! Hope you're all doing well.
I'm a collector of vintage and modern basketball ticket stubs and I'm trying to round out my collection with some famous Raptors ticket stubs. If you have any of the following please feel free to comment or reach out via DM!
Kawhi Shot
2000 NBA All-Star Saturday Night / Slam Dunk Contest
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2021.12.07 02:19 AdrianValistar The Domesday Book written by William the Conqueror in 1086 has my family name in it. Does that mean I have a claim of ancestoral land?

My family name is Wilcott and it's in the Domesday Book that those who are recorded in the book have the right to the land till the end of time. Or at least I think that's what it means. Im confused by it. If I go to England, can I get a claim to the Wilcott shares?
"After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time." -The House of Names website
Is this true? What exactly was the Domesday Book? I am highly curious about this seeing as Wilcott was written in it.
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2021.12.07 02:19 gumbii_was_taken What's something expensive in your country which in others it's not?

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2021.12.07 02:19 Chewie_Defense After hours of research, MC looks promising. My only concern is FDV

While circulating Supply MC is only $250m,
Fully diluted MC as listed on CMC today is $6b
Does anyone have information on inflation schedule? How this will affect price action. It almost seems that new coin dumping will vastly outpace the real actionable growth of coin price.
$5.50/coin sounds like a decent deal by today's value, but future value already has this as a top 30 coin!
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2021.12.07 02:19 Stock_Titan GWH | ESS Tech, Inc. Announces Successful Update to Historical SPAC (Acon S2 Acquisition Corp.) Financials

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2021.12.07 02:19 Know_Your_Shit_v2 [todayilearned] TIL of Theodore Hall, among the youngest Manhattan Project scientists. Finished high school at 14, graduated from Harvard at 18, and recruited for the nuclear program at 19. Fifty years later, near death, he admitted to having been a Soviet informant the entire time.

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2021.12.07 02:19 PlastyMcPasta Suspects arrested in unrelated deadly stabbings near Penn Station in NYC

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2021.12.07 02:19 Stock_Titan BHG | Bright Health Group Announces $750 Million Capital Raise to Support Continued Growth

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2021.12.07 02:19 n_gym_ Levels - Blacks With Novelist, Footsie, Brakeman & Intense - Blacks & Friends - PyroRadio

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2021.12.07 02:19 eyeballramen I’m a silly little guy

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2021.12.07 02:19 artofkuzu Lui and Koyori fanart + smug koyori ver.

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2021.12.07 02:19 pikapika_88 Rakuten $40 Sign Up Bonus | Spend $40+ on your first order and get $40 cashback via PayPal or Check | Offer Ends 12/07

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2021.12.07 02:19 stepdad_bod I bought a lot of and one year ago …..

Andy is down for the week, the month, last 3 months, year and 5 years. What am I missing ?
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2021.12.07 02:19 Spock24601 Where to Live

Hi friends 👋🏻 I’m a sophomore considering moving in with my s/o next year (fall ‘22 - spring ‘23), but I don’t really know of any places to live off but near campus. Something near the south side of campus and not too expensive would be preferable. Any suggestions??
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2021.12.07 02:19 Weebis_96 🎶My teeth are yellow, hello world🎶

🎶I need to purge my urges SHAME SHAME SHAME🎶
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2021.12.07 02:19 kep_x124 What kind of life have you been living/ you desire or seek to live?

Choose the option that most resonates with you.
Think before you answer!

More options are:

  1. Creating things (eg: art, machines, ...)
  2. Solving mysteries (eg: of the universe through science, crimes, faults, troubleshooting, ...)
  3. I seek to excel others (eg: other companies/associates/those from past/other countries/ ...)
  4. I seek experiences (because ~I feel good??)
  5. Some goal
  6. Something else. Comment!
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