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On February 24th of 2019 Tyler Davis vanished from Easton Shopping Center in Columbus OH under mysterious circumstances. In the short time since, his wife, mother in law, and his friends have been doxxed, harassed and borderline stalked by internet sleuths who are determined to solve his case.
2020.09.19 03:55 TopGolfUFOOn February 24th of 2019 Tyler Davis vanished from Easton Shopping Center in Columbus OH under mysterious circumstances. In the short time since, his wife, mother in law, and his friends have been doxxed, harassed and borderline stalked by internet sleuths who are determined to solve his case.
Brittany Davis first met her husband Tyler at work in 2013, Tyler was her boss but the two became fast friends. Their relationship evolved from friendly co-workers to best friends to romantic partners. Brittany said nobody can make her laugh like Tyler does, she also described him as a wonderful father and husband, truly a “great provider.” In 2017 Brittany and Tyler were married and they had a son who they named Aaron. They lived in Wilmington, Ohio, a small town nestled between Cincinnati and Columbus. It is consistently mentioned as one of the best small towns in America and a wonderful place for suburban families who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city without being too far from its comforts. The couple lived a quiet life, more content to spend an evening at home rather than a wild one out on the town. Both Tyler and Brittany worked nights. He would often get home around 4 am, and she worked well into the early morning hours as a bartender. Despite the challenges presented by their unique schedules, they made sure to find time to spend together. Every year they made a special trip, even if it was just for a day, on both their birthdays and their anniversary. Brittany’s birthday was February 24th, and the couple had planned a weekend getaway to nearby Columbus. In the early morning hours of February 23rd 2019 Tyler got home from work around 4AM. He’d been pulling extra hours and was tired, but excited for the trip he and Brittany had planned the next day. They both went to bed around 5 am and were planning on getting up early enough to meet Tyler’s parents in Columbus around noon. However they both overslept, waking up around 12:30 and not getting out of the house until after one. Eventually they met up with Tyler’s parents at an outback Steakhouse on Stringtown road and enjoyed a relaxing lunch with them. Following lunch they left their son with his grandparents and headed north, stopping at a speedway gas station on Stringtown before the 71 on-ramp to get gas. They arrived at their Hilton hotel around 4 or 5 pm, and got settled in. The couple had contacted their friends that lived in Columbus, Brittany’s friends had been busy, but luckily one of Tyler’s close friends was free. He made the quick ten-minute drive from his house over to Easton. The friend's name was Schon Hughes, and although his name was initially withheld from the public, the lead detective on the case used it freely in a press conference, and Schon himself has since given an interview thus his name is already in the public record. Schon and Tyler had been friends for years, and although Schon moved an hour away to Columbus, they would still take the time to visit each other. When Tyler knew he wanted to propose to Brittany, Schon had even helped him design her engagement ring. When Schon arrived at the Hilton, Brittany was just finishing up getting ready for their evening out. The trio hung around and caught up for a while and watched what Brittany described as “some trashy tv”. They lazed around until around 8:30 when they decided to go out on the town. They were planning on shopping and getting a couples massage the next day, so mostly just wanted to drink a bit and explore. They had drinks at bar Louie and Adobe Gilas and were all somewhat inebriated by the time they were finished. Brittany drank mixed drinks, and Tyler had shots, and it was actually the first time ever the couple had gone out to a bar to drink together. Brittany was only 23, they had a young son, and she worked at a bar for her job, so any of these reasons could have been contributing factors as to why they'd never gone out drinking together. It is also possible that they just weren’t big drinkers. Either way, Brittany was feeling adventurous and suggested the three go to a strip club, as she’d never been before and wanted to see what it was like. Following Brittany’s suggestion, they ordered an uber and decided to head to the Dollhouse, a strip club in a nice part of town. They ended up hanging out and drinking until around 2:30AM and at one point Brittany went out to smoke. She was hesitant to leave her drink at the bar since she knew to never leave a drink alone, but the bar had a strict policy about not allowing guests to bring drinks outside. She ended up leaving it and Tyler helped her finish it later. They had fun, and Brittany said they met some “very nice girls”. Not being from the area they weren’t exactly sure when the bar closed, but at one point Brittany went to the bathroom for a few minutes near the end of the night, when she returned the lights were on. Closing time had snuck up on them, and the bouncer was arguing with Tyler and his friend, saying they had to leave right that minute, but Tyler insisted they had to wait for Brittany. The bouncer seemed skeptical and was trying to get them out of the bar, but when he saw Brittany return, the tension diffused and they left. As pointed out later in Brittany's True Crime Garage interview, the bouncer may have been confrontational because he was used to seeing men trying to hang around after close to bother the girls who worked there. One review of the Dollhouse mentions a patron out for the night alone, who suspected his drink was spiked with GHB. He said he blacked out after three drinks and doesn’t remember the rest of the night, but his girlfriend said two men dropped him off at his apartment late in the night, covered in cuts and bruises. His card had been maxed out at $2000. He said he filed a police report, but no follow up to the review was posted, and no other reviews mention this. Other negative reviews point to being overcharged, or no “fun” provided with the lap dances, which the owner responded to by saying “They are not a $20 BJ place” so it is worth noting, like with any business some negative reviews may be posted out of spite. In her Dateline interview, Brittany initially skipped past mentioning the Dollhouse specifically. She just said that they went to various places in the area. The backlash and rampant speculation about the quality of their marriage after this information came out may have been why she wasn’t more forthcoming with that information. To this day, a popular theory on Reddit and Websleuths is that Brittany and Tyler must have been swingers, since they had a male friend with them on Brittany’s birthday, and went to a strip club. And of course, Brittany’s initial omission of the Dollhouse must have meant she had something nefarious to hide. On the night in question, the trio waited outside for about 20 minutes for an Uber, and Tyler was fairly intoxicated at this point. A girl from the club brought them water and chatted for a minute. When the Uber arrived it was about a 15-20 minute drive back to the hotel and Tyler fell asleep. They got back to the hotel, and the uber driver seemed agitated, because Tyler was confused, and didn’t think they were back at the hotel. He was taking a minute to wake up, and the Uber driver was visibly irritated. Tyler thought he was being kicked out of the Uber early before they got back to the Hilton. Finally, they got out of the car, and Tyler started making a scene since he thought the uber driver left them stranded. He fell at one point and he attempted to flip over a few potted plants, and then stormed off. Brittany’s phone was at 4%, she needed to use the restroom, and Schon told Brittany he would go get Tyler. Tyler only had a 20-25 foot head start, and Schon quickly caught up with him while Brittany went back into the Hilton. Around 15 minutes later at 3:37 AM Tyler called Brittany back to apologize and say he was just taking a walk and smoking, and would be back soon. In an interview in April of 2019 Schon said that Tyler was absolutely the type to storm off when drinking, he’d done it before and Schon wasn’t about to chase him around all night. Brittany disagreed with this. But she had never been out on the town drinking with Tyler before, whereas Schon had known him for years, and had seen him drinking many times. When asked if they’d had an argument, Schon said it wasn’t so much an argument as him telling Tyler “Hey man, get your ass back to your wife, she’s crying” Shortly afterward Schon returned to the Hilton and found Brittany standing outside waiting for Tyler. They went back up to the room and Schon reassured Brittany that Tyler just needed to blow off some steam. He told her not to worry and that she should get some sleep Schon talked to Tyler over the phone around 3:42 for about 8 minutes. He sounded coherent. Schon told him that Brittany was in bed and safe, and Tyler said he was going to try and figure out how to get back. Schon told him to just look for the giant building with the H on the side. Using digital forensics, CPD traced Tyler’s route on foot from 3:20-3:53 AM. He meandered from the entrance to the Hilton, and ended up in the Easton circle around 3:40 when he was talking to Schon over the phone. Eventually, he ended up near Abbott labs, then started heading toward the Hilton. His last location showed him at the intersection of Steltzer rd and Morse crossing. At this point, he asked his phone to take him to Easton Suites at 3:51. At 3:53 his phone location shut off and CPD could no longer track his location, but he was still near the intersection of Morse and Steltzer rd. At 4:10 AM Tyler called Brittany again to say he was walking through the woods and could see the hotel. He said he would be there shortly, in five minutes. In the True Crime Garage episode, Brittany stressed that she and Tyler were not outdoorsy people by any means. She said Tyler could look at “three trees in a circle” and call that the woods. They stayed away from the outdoors so much that Tyler managed to still own the same pair of shoes he’d worn in college. There aren’t any seriously wooded areas near Easton, but there are patches of woods, and a wetland area near Abbot labs. It’s enough woods to temporarily get lost in, but one could find their way out walking in any direction for five minutes or so. There are four wooded areas within a half-mile of Tyler’s last phone ping. Many news sources didn’t report this last phone call accurately. Brittany stressed that Tyler was not confused in this phone call and sounded coherent, but several sources took Tyler’s earlier confusion in the Uber to mean he was confused and incoherent during this phone call. Brittany maintains this was not true, He sounded like he knew where he was. Online sleuths would later criticize Brittany for not being more worried about her “confused and incoherent' husband based on this misreported information. Immediately after the 4:10 call disconnected, Tyler called Brittany back, but when she picked up the line there was just silence for about four seconds. Brittany called him right back, but his phone went straight to voicemail. Shortly after this, Brittany and Schon walked in opposite directions on the road in front of the hotel to look for Tyler. They didn’t see him, and Brittany was worried, but Schon thought she was overreacting, and they had a mild disagreement. At this point, Tyler had been walking around for nearly an hour without a coat, and while the high that day was 56, the low was 29, and it was a bit windy and rainy on and off. At 4:15 am footage of what the police initially thought was Tyler walking back to the hotel was shown, but this was actually Schon walking back. This incorrect picture was shown during a press conference, but Brittany corrected it on her TCG appearance. Around 4:30 AM, Schon went home, since he lived about 10 minutes away. Brittany called a few friends for advice, and they told her she was probably worrying too much, and that Tyler would walk through the door at any moment, and everything would be fine. Her friend Harlee talked with her for a while and reassured her that everything was fine. Brittany found it hard to be calm though and called nearby jails, and hospitals, thinking Tyler might have ended up in the drunk tank. In the early hours of the next morning Brittany got ahold of an old roommate Adam, who arrived at Easton around 8AM. They drove around, thinking maybe Tyler had passed out on a bench. She called her in laws around 9 or 9:30 to tell them what was going on and Tyler’s father started driving up to Easton. She then called Columbus Police around 10:30-11AM to report Tyler missing. When the police met with her, she gave them a detailed account of his description, and what he was wearing. He was 29 at the time, with brown hair and brown eyes, 5’10 weighing approximately 170 pounds, and wearing dark jeans, a white t-shirt and a dark green flannel. He also has a distinctive birthmark on his arm, going across his chest and up to his neck. The birthmark is visible in a t-shirt. The CPD officer told her that “A 29 year old man can go missing of his own accord, if he chooses” and informed her that there wasn’t much they could do unless he was gone for 72 hours. Her father in law arrived shortly after and started walking around Easton, looking for his son. Brittany went back to her in-law's house to be with her son for part of the day, but joined her father at Easton to help search in the evening. Brittany and her father in law kept searching until dark. At 1 am they got Easton security involved and let the Hilton know what was going on, and the manager on duty agreed to start pulling footage to look for something useful. A few more friends joined in the search before the day was through. At 8am the next day they stopped searching on foot. Since that day at least six searches have been conducted of the four wooded areas near Easton. Volunteers and dogs from Search and Rescue OH combed the areas looking for clues. The Columbus dive team searched the Wetlands, and Equisearch looked at two ponds in the immediate area. Helicopters flew over the area when the weather became more dry, hoping to maybe spot something in the wetlands that they hadn’t found before, but all of the searches turned up nothing. Brittany, along with friends and family, still occasionally band together to distribute flyers in the Easton area, and Brittany still calls Tyler’s phone every day. In March of 2019 Brittany started the Bring Tyler Davis Home Facebook group. She posted information about Tyler and the night he vanished, and the group currently has nearly 10,000 members. As more people joined, Brittany and her family had to moderate and remove posts with rampant speculation. She was then accused of trying to shape the narrative. While criticizing her, online sleuths shared a speeding ticket she got when she was just sixteen years old. They also rifled through her mother, Melissa’s past, at one point saying she had an extensive criminal record. The accusing poster quickly realized they had the wrong Melissa Fields, but rather than apologize, pointed at Melissa’s driving record which had some minor infractions. The way some networks aired the story didn’t help, as some would only include bits and pieces of Brittany’s story, and one even clipped her statement about all of the things she loved about Tyler down to just “A great provider” leading people to call her a gold digger and say she was just using him for money. One theory on websleuths claims that the reason Tyler was so tired was that Brittany was forcing him to work extra hours so she could have a “nest egg” saved up for when she killed him. True Crime enthusiast Katie Frederick got banned from Brittany’s group, and started her own called True Crime Junkies - Tyler Davis Missing, Case Discussion. Frederick made it to be a place where people could openly speculate. In Brittany’s group, posts accusing her of murder or criticizing her appearance that added no value to the group were banned, as well as speculation and news stories every time a body was found in Columbus. Brittany had been reading all of it, and friends who helped run the group asked people not to post such content. Frederick’s group allowed for open discussion, much of which was centered on accusing Brittany of involvement in Tyler’s disappearance. Frederick had initially gotten involved after reading about Tyler’s disappearance on a smiley face killer theory page. This theory claims that men in their twenties who fall into bodies of water while out drinking are actually killed by a gang of serial killers. It’s called the Smiley Face Killer theory, because the supposed calling card of this killer or killers is that smiley face graffiti can be found near where the body was recovered or entered the water. Since Tyler Davis is often mentioned in the same breath as Joey Labute Jr. and Brian Shaffer, who are both associated with the theory, some subscribe to that idea. Joey Labute Jr’s body was found in the Scioto River near Scioto Audubon metro park, and Brian Shaffer is often mentioned with the smiley face theory because he was a drunk man in his twenties, which is the supposed demographic. Since Tyler was a drunk man in his twenties, and there are wetlands near Abbot labs, believers of the theory have been speculating about Tyler Davis since very early on in the case. Early on Brittany got involved with Lori Davis, who runs the Missing in Ohio facebook group. Lori Davis is a Columbus local who also runs the missing website for Brian Shaffer, and had been very close with Brian Shaffer’s family. Lori helped Brittany assemble a detailed timeline of events the night Tyler vanished, by putting together receipts and phone records. In April of 2019 Britany would go on True Crime Garage, a prolific podcast local to Columbus. Brittany would use her timeline and notes from that night to ensure she was saying accurate information. After her true crime garage appearance, people accused Brittany of sounding scripted, since she was partly reading from notes she’d compiled since Tyler’s disappearance. The co-host of TCG, the Captain said in her defense “she has very detailed accounts and people were like, 'She sounds scripted.' Well, if your loved one went missing, I'd hope you'd sit down and write down all the facts and anything you can remember, too." In the first part of the True Crime garage episode, Schon’s name was accidentally left in at one point, although they had tried to censor it throughout. The next day, people on Websleuths were pointing out that it was said, and the Crime Junkies Facebook page was cross-referencing Brittany and Tyler’s pages to find a friend named Schon, though the unusual spelling threw them off. Wanting to help his friend, Schon had posted information about Tyler on his page, and given out his personal number. Online sleuths quickly connected the dots, and eventually someone posted Schons’ name, phone number and home address on websleuths. Possibly Facebook as well but if it was posted there it has quickly been deleted. It was just one day after the release of the podcast that all of Schon’s information was made available to the public. On may 6th Schon would call True Crime Garage to discuss the case with them and give his account of events. He said that he has been questioned by police, and they looked at him and his wife’s phone records. This small tidbit of information would fuel more pointless facebook discussions, where sleuths would say Schon didn’t “seem like a married man” since he’d gone to a strip club, and been somewhere in the hotel room when Brittany was finishing up showering, meaning he surely must have watched her get dressed. He said there is surveillance footage of them exiting the uber. He also went into detail about a few sightings in Ohio of Tyler. He said they all seemed credible, as they mentioned a man with a distinct birthmark, but none of them ended up being Tyler. Doxxing was nothing new to Brittany and her mother Melissa. People were threatening to come to Brittany’s house, and calling her to harass her. They called Tyler’s parents as well, and speculation ran rampant that Aaron was actually Schon’s son not Tyler’s. A popular theory online was that the reason Tyler stormed off in the first place was because Brittany and Schon had been flirting. One poster even threatened to call children’s services, alleging that Brittany must have been mistreating her child if she would murder her husband. Meanwhile Schon started getting death threats, and all of the facebook groups involved got more members joining, despite remaining private. At one point Brittany got involved with 'We can bring you hope' and an organization run by Michelle Helman Bender. Bender got very involved in Tyler’s disappearance, conducting her own “investigation”. Brittany sent Bender her timeline, which included Tyler’s email password, and Bender logged into Tyler’s email. Brittany got a notification that someone in Pennsylvania had accessed Tyler’s email, but quickly realized it was Bender. She changed the password and told the police about the incident. In July author Andy Downing would write an article for Columbus Alive called “The Disappearance of Tyler Davis and the Rise of the True Crime Complex”. He would truncate and somewhat rework a version of this article to go out in the Dispatch as well. In the Dispatch article, he took the same approach as Dateline, omitting the strip club entirely in the story, even though he’d mentioned it in his longer article. Whether this was done to make the story more family-friendly, or attempt to try and keep the discussion focused on Tyler’s disappearance rather than speculation about his marriage, some online sleuths did not realize that both articles were written by the same man, and once again went into a frenzy about Brittany changing her story. Ironically enough, a quote Brittany said in this article about the news coverage thus far became oddly appropriate "I've done so many interviews, and talked to so many people, and I told everyone the same story each time, but they can all spin it, I'm telling you my story, but I'm not going to write your article, so you can write it in any direction you feel, which is obviously your right. But if I had six different writers and I tell them all the same story, they're not going to write the same thing, which makes people say, 'Her story doesn't match up.' ... This has never happened to me before, so I'm just trying to navigate the waters as best I can." In the Dispatch version of the article, Columbus police sergeant Daniel Weaver said of the internet and media’s involvement in the case that, "There are so many competing forces involved in this, and it's almost taken on a life of its own, It's hard to discern between valid information and armchair quarterbacks who read into things that just aren't true." He runs the missing persons/exploited children’s unit and said that the case is absolutely still active, but he doesn't want to release any details and add to the social media mess. These articles interviewed Katie Frederick herself and when asked about her involvement in the case or how her group might affect the investigation, Katie said “That's a hard one to answer because of course, it concerns me, but at the same time I don't think anything we do on Facebook is going to interfere with what they're doing in real life. For the most part, our group is just a discussion group." In that same article, Brittany disagreed with Frederick’s stance that social media was not harming her case. After having experienced months of the public criticizing her voice, her weight, and her feelings for her husband she said "We've all seen how damaging social media is, and there's going to be a point, regardless of the outcome, regardless if Tyler pops up tomorrow, there's going to be a point maybe 15 years down the road when our son gets online and finds this. He's going to see people talking so badly about his dad and me, and it's just so awful, and I don't think people are considering the gravity of what they're saying and how it can really affect people. I pray to God our son never has to hear about all of that. I really just want Tyler to come home so we can finally move on." The original posts have been deleted, but at one point the death of Brittany’s father was a huge topic of discussion among the Crime Junkies Facebook group. He passed away on August 29th 2009. He’d been drinking heavily and passed out in his truck, and when a fire started in the engine compartment he never woke up. His body was found the next day, as he’d been idling in his van in an alleyway. Posters speculated that Brittany’s mother Melissa Fields had killed her husband, and Brittany was simply following the family tradition by killing Tyler. One group discussion speculated that the reason Brittany and her mother were so close was that they were both helping each other cover up murders. During this controversy, a youtube channel specializing in tarot crime readings covered the case. For those unfamiliar with the practice, Tarot readers will sometimes do readings on unsolved cases to try and figure out what happened. In the video, a camera is pointed at two tarot card decks and a pile of crystals. The reader is behind the camera, and selects cards out of view, though you can hear them shuffling in the background to assure viewers that the cards were indeed chosen at random. In the video the reading backs up all of the popular theories, saying that Brittany and Schon were in love and conspired to kill Tyler and that Melissa was under investigation for killing her husband. Melissa is not and was never under investigation for her husband's death, but this YouTuber claims otherwise. Katie Marie Frederick would at one point attempt to make some form of amends to Brittany by setting up an Amazon wishlist for her. The request went through Melissa, who absolutely refused to give Frederick her address, and assumed she was using the wishlist as a ploy to harass them. It is worth noting that Frederick seemed genuine in her attempt, and Frederick had started banning people who spread any personal information about Brittany or Melissa. However, we know from the Columbus Alive article that at one point online sleuths posted a picture of the van that Melissa’s husband died in, so her attitude is more than understandable. Though Frederick does at times seem genuine in helping Brittany later on, she posted the 911 call Brittany made and asked if she sounded suspicious, and would blatantly ask her Facebook group to dig into Brittany and Tyler’s lives and see if they were in debt, as that could have been a strain on their marriage. On July 15th Brittany wrote “Yesterday I attended the Missing Persons Day in Columbus. I connected with different law enforcement offices and organizations that have assisted in the search for Tyler. I met families that are dealing with the same unfortunate circumstance of a missing loved one. I was shocked to see the number of people that deal with this on a daily basis. Please remember to be kind, you never know what anyone else is going through. Cherish your family. Be grateful for what you have. Our family will never stop looking, searching or asking questions. We will remain hopeful & continue to stay positive. I appreciate your support, shares, and prayers in our family's time of distress. Please keep your eyes open, be vigilant & stay safe.” On July 18th, 2019 it was Aaron’s birthday and Lori Davis posted an amazon wish list for Brittany and Tyler’s son Aaron, saying he loves Winnie the Pooh and Shrek. Support poured in from the group. On October 3rd 2019 The Columbus Police Department held a press conference to discuss the case with the public. Lead Detective Jason Brammer answered questions and stressed that the wooded areas around Easton had been searched. Brammer and another officer mentioned that the press conference was part of the sheriff's attempts to be more open to the public, in an effort to get the police, the media, and the public to all work together as best as they can and solve the case. The True Crime Garage episode is still referenced as one of the most detailed accounts of that night, as only a few news articles covered the disappearance. One reporter in the crowd asked Brammer if he was following what people were saying in podcasts at all and he responded with “I do not follow podcasts, I follow evidence” Brammer was asked a few questions about if he had any theories, or was leaning one way or another in regards to what happened. He simply stressed that he wasn’t letting himself get wrapped up in any theories or lean in any particular direction so that he could keep an open mind and investigate all angles thoroughly as leads came in. Near the end of the press conference, Brittany was given the floor, and as she started to tear up, Brammer put his hand on her back, encouraging her to keep talking. She asked the public to come forward with anything they knew saying “It’s been a really long time, and I deserve answers”. That same day Katie Marie Frederick posted on Facebook, apparently after having a change of heart saying “The first thing I want to say is that we have seen evidence that cannot be released publicly. This evidence has led me to believe that Brittany Davis is 100% innocent. Obviously I can not control how any of you feel. However, I do ask that even if you may believe she is guilty, please think about this: what if she isn’t? If she is not guilty then that means she is mourning the loss of her husband and the father of her child. Before you type, ask yourself: is what I’m about to say beneficial to anyone, or am I just being cruel?Brittany has caught a TON of hatred and I just don’t think that is fair. Now I will be the first to admit that a lot of that hatred came from this group that I created and from me specifically. But that stops now. I apologize for all of that and for any pain I have caused Brittany and those who love her and Tyler. Since I made this group we have made a few more. And we have learned a lot. There are many things that I regret and I am so sorry that things got so ugly. I wish I could take back so much of what was said and done. Unfortunately, I cannot. I just ask that moving forward, we focus on Tyler and remember that there are still people here who love him and miss him dearly. As far as any of us KNOW, Brittany is innocent and that makes her a victim in all of this. Some of you may feel otherwise, but a feeling is not evidence.” Websleuths and Facebook are still rife with people trying to solve the case. One poster on websleuths pointed out that there were many surface-level similarities between this case and that of Brian Shaffer. In both cases the night in question started at a steakhouse, there were two men and one woman out on the town, and the man who eventually vanished left to go off on his own for “mysterious” reasons. Many of the same theories thrown out in the Brian Shaffer case are also mentioned for Tyler, with some people claiming that he must have fallen in the construction of a new Easton parking garage, and is now part of the structure, or saying he ran away to start a new life, in the middle of the night, while he was drunk. Anytime the case is mentioned on Reddit, the top comments are almost always about Brittany acting suspiciously. Of course, there are statistics to back up why people tend to assume a spouse in foul play. From 1980-2008 16.3 percent of all homicides were committed by an intimate partner, making it nearly one in five. But does a 16.3% chance justify harassing someone who is now raising a young child on her own, and mourning the disappearance of her husband? Lori Davis occasionally gets calls from Brittany when she’s frustrated with how the case is going, and she’ll talk her through it. Telling her to do what she can, and not let the negativity get to her. But there’s only so much Brittany can do before she’s left with no option but to wait. In January of 2020 Brittany took and passed a polygraph in relation to her husband's disappearance. As of March of 2020 Brittany is largely absent on her Facebook group, instead opting to let others post about their missing loved ones. Right now the most recent post is that of Andy Chapman, a man who went missing in 2006. Whenever a body is discovered anywhere near Columbus it gets posted in various forums about Tyler Davis, or Brian Shaffer, further linking the two cases at least in the mind of the internet. Tyler’s disappearance, perhaps in part due to the controversy, has quickly climbed the ranks to being one of the most well known missing person cases in Columbus, meaning many people know what he looks like, and are keeping an eye out for him. This also means that the numbers in all Facebook groups involved continue to climb, and speculation on all social media platforms shows no signs of stopping. Sources
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Join Our Team! Hamilton County (OH) Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (EMHSA) has two entry-level Emergency Management Specialist I openings: Planning Specialist and Community Outreach Specialist. Hamilton County EMHSA is a progressive county-level Emergency Management Agency operating in Cincinnati, OH that focuses on all-hazards emergency management for a diverse county with urban, suburban and rural populations. Interested applicants can apply for the Community Outreach Specialist position here. Planning Specialist As part of the Preparedness Division, the individual selected for this position will learn how emergency management functions at the county level and will develop generalized skills that will enable them to serve in a variety of capacities within an emergency management agency. Specifically, this position will assist in developing, reviewing, and implementing all-hazards plans related to emergency management in Hamilton County, OH. This individual should be comfortable working with both internal and external partners in discussing all phases of emergency management and how to document emergency management concepts. Example duties for this position includes: · Assisting local jurisdictions with updating their local Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) and ensuring alignment with the county EOP · Assisting county departments with developing and updating their Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) · Maintaining and updating supporting plans including the Continuity of Government Plan, Debris Management Plan, Spontaneous Volunteer Management Plan, Donations Management Plan, and Damage Assessment Plan · Coordinating with the Training & Exercise Specialist to host an Integrated Preparedness Planning Workshop and update county plans appropriately · Supporting community partners with development of emergency plans Ideal candidates for this position will have a Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, Planning, Public Administration, or a related field, supplemented by one (1) year of experience or successful completion of an emergency management internship. Community Outreach Specialist As part of the Preparedness Division, the individual selected for this position will learn how emergency management functions at the county level and will develop generalized skills that will enable them to serve in a variety of capacities within an emergency management agency. Specifically, this position will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with external partners and community members to enhance the county’s level of readiness throughout Hamilton County, OH. This individual should be comfortable working with both internal and external partners in demonstrating the value of emergency management and promoting a culture of preparedness throughout the county. Example duties for this position includes:
Assisting in the management and coordination of the county’s emergency notification system
Managing Hamilton County EMHSA’s social media content and liaising with media partners
Coordinating Hamilton County’s Public Information Officer working group
Strengthening and maintaining public outreach efforts including developing public education materials
Coordinating with the Planning Specialist to develop relationships with necessary external partners who have a role in the emergency management system
Ideal candidates for this position will have a Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, Communications, Public Administration, or a related field, supplemented by one (1) year of experience or successful completion of an emergency management internship.
2020.09.14 19:55 martinwakemlStuck in transit near me
Hello, my package that was supposed to arrive on Saturday is in the "stuck in transit" loop. The thing is that it is in my local distribution center and they wont update the tracking info. I feel like it fell and is on the floor somewhere. Here are the latest updates... September 14, 2020 In Transit, Arriving Late Your package will arrive later than expected, but is still on its way. It is currently in transit to the next facility. September 12, 2020, 3:46 pm Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility MIAMI FL DISTRIBUTION CENTER September 10, 2020, 5:01 am Departed USPS Regional Facility DENVER CO DISTRIBUTION CENTER September 10, 2020, 12:05 am Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility DENVER CO DISTRIBUTION CENTER September 9, 2020, 3:24 pm USPS in possession of item PARKER, CO 80134 September 9, 2020, 11:32 am Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item PARKER, CO 80134 Whats weird is that I has a package delivered in August and it was quick! faster then the suggested delivery date here is how the tracking for that one went. You can see that its a different distribution center but still local to me. Anyways what could I do? the package is not too big its just a normal size box. What worries me is compared to the tracking that was delivered they quickly update it in the morning but now its Monday 2pm here and no tracking updates. August 25, 2020, 1:08 pm Delivered, In/At Mailbox MIAMI, FL 33178 Your item was delivered in or at the mailbox at 1:08 pm on August 25, 2020 in MIAMI, FL 33178. August 25, 2020, 7:10 am Out for Delivery MIAMI, FL 33178 August 24, 2020, 5:35 pm Arrived at Post Office MIAMI, FL 33166 August 24, 2020 In Transit to Next Facility August 23, 2020, 8:57 pm Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility OPA LOCKA FL DISTRIBUTION CENTER August 20, 2020, 3:08 pm Arrived at USPS Origin Facility CINCINNATI, OH 45246 August 20, 2020, 1:53 pm Accepted at USPS Origin Facility HEBRON, KY 41048 August 20, 2020, 11:01 am Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item HEBRON, KY 41048 Shipping Partner: WINIT August 20, 2020, 3:15 am Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item HEBRON, KY 41048
2020.09.14 00:51 sparkyL21220 [f4R] Cincinnati ohio looking for casual partners
Hello I am dyslexic so bear with me this is just as painful for me. I am 20 I will be 21 in November I have been poly for a few years now and I just think its fun. I am 5"2 I have naturally curly hair I have tattoos and they are all large and planing to continue getting more I have a few peircings I used to have a ton from my days working in a tattoo shop as a peircer. I'm fine with talking with couples but I have absolutely no time for jealousy and no interest in girls who arnt sure they like girls I donf want to be your first I dont want to be who you expect with it just ends badly, I really just want a girl who loves girls as well to cuddle and take baths with and go on adventure. I am definitely outdoorsy before rona, I'm into backpacking and I want to get into mountain biking, I like fishing and horse back riding. I'm also into art a lot and I am working and in School to be an electrician. I am bi and im intrested in trans men and non binary as well, I am not grate at responding on here so would rather message somewhere else.
Hey all, I'm excited for my buddy. He and 2 partners are opening Rebel Mettle Brewery today. They have 8 beers on tap: Name : Style (* indicates beers I have drank) West Coast Weird : West Coast IPA Stubentiger : Pale Lager Blau Pils : North German-style Pilsner Sister Rosetta* : Amber Lager Mettle Mayhem* : India Pale Lager Volume : Juniper Schwarzbier Smoky Stardust* : Rachbier Bock & Roll* : Bockbier Taps are pouring as I type. The beers I have had had been excellent. The brewery is pouring until 10 pm tonight, with a band starting at 4 pm. The brewery is on 4th and Central Ave, a block South of the Duke Energy Convention Center. If you make it if be interested in hearing your thoughts. Here is an article from biz journal about the openingRebel Mettle Brewery opens in downtown Cincinnati, for those interested.
2020.09.12 00:01 autotldrU.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seize 2,000 plus fake IDs at NKY courier hub
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Cincinnati's U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have seized more than 2,200 fake driver's licenses and more than 1,600 ID-making materials so far this year. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported the seizures Friday, saying the Cincinnati agents routinely encounter fraudulent driver's licenses shipped into the United States through falsely manifested cargo. Customs agents in Cincinnati seized the fake licenses at the Erlanger-based express courier hub, where they also confiscated two stolen Social Security cards, five counterfeit or stolen passports, and a stolen visa, agents reported. The shipments were headed to addresses across the United States, and the IDs often shared the same photograph with different names, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release. "The use of counterfeit IDs is often linked to terrorist cells, human trafficking, and other illicit and dangerous activities," said Richard Gillespie, Cincinnati port director. The border protection officers coordinate their findings with the agency's Fraudulent Document Analysis Unit, Homeland Security Investigations and other federal partners in an effort to combat this illicit activity.
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2020.09.10 10:35 SimNews_MSFS Includes Hundreds of Photorealistic Cities
As we have learned, the entire Earth of the next-generation Microsoft Flight Simulator is based on Bing Maps satellite imagery, filled with Blackshark.ai’s auto-generated objects, such as houses, trees, and windmills. A few hundreds of cities, strictly speaking of 341, mostly in North America and Europe, have been presented more accurately by using photogrammetry. In some cities, the data may be a few years old, which can be seen as old commercials in some of the billboards. More highly modeled cities will come in the future as World Update for sure, although there is no confirmation on this yet. Below is the list of highly modeled cities, organized by countries and states (United States). https://preview.redd.it/7cfz2j2n7am51.jpg?width=1920&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=fc1c175d888f1f7ed140d8ff4b933209a383cd2d
Lake Havasu City
San Tan Valley
Desert Hot Springs
New Smyrna Beach
Port St. Lucie
Universal Studios Florida
Walt Disney World Resort
Salt Lake City
Fond du Lac
Microsoft Flight Simulator is available as a digital purchase from Microsoft Store and Steam as well as a DVD box from Aerosoft. Prices are for Standard 69.99 EUR, Deluxe 89.99 EUR, and Premium Deluxe 119.99 EUR. Standard Edition is also included in Xbox Game Pass for PC monthly subscription.
Remember to stay safe and promote your favorite local places! The underlying purpose of this community is to support local, quality breweries Piece together all types and styles from your local favorites that really represent the cream of the crop in your area and other brewery only or limited releases. The goal is to trade local releases that don't get major distribution and aren't the usual suspects on the trading sites. New, up and coming and under the radar breweries are appreciated. Please make sure that everything you send is, 4.0+ on untappd. Keep in mind that your goal is to impress your trade partner. Each box should contain no less than $60 in retail cost, this excludes the cost of shipping. Each shipment should contain no more than 2 of one beer (to encourage variety). Please try to ship under 30 day old IPAs. Please be aware that it is ok to send over the minimum but realize that you may not receive a box with equal retail value. You will be responsible for the contents of the box up until the point the box is delivered undamaged at the recipient's address. When you receive from your match consider taking a photo to share with everyone would you got. Its always nice to see what others got this month. Please sign up by end of day on September 20th and we will try to pair users same day or the following Monday. Sign up in the format of u/username- (city/area you are located in).
2020.09.04 17:23 Dorsien37 [M4F] #Cincinnati fun loving extroverted poly feminist extrovert seeking partners in crime
Hi everyone! As noted in the title, you've come to the right place if you are looking a cute poly guy (white cis-gender) in the Cincinnati area. I am married with three kids and have a girlfriend. I work in finance professionally but am not a boring old accountant (well I'm an accountant)!. My wife and I have been discussing being poly for a couple of years and started the adventure a few months ago. I am looking for partners who share common interests, have experience being poly, and like to laugh. Bonus points if you know how to tie rope! Open to formal relationships and other connections less formal. I love movies, show tunes, great food, cycling, and trying new things. I'm 5' 8" with a respectable dad bod. Tell me a bit about yourself!
Job Description: Belcan is working with a partner in the Cincinnati, OH area to grow their IT Engineering team with an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). In this role, you will guide and manage the establishment, implementation, and adherence of policies and standards that support security initiatives.
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Clearance: At least secret with adjudication within 6 years
Job Description: Belcan is working with a partner in the Cincinnati, OH area to grow their IT Engineering team with an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). In this role, you will guide and manage the establishment, implementation, and adherence of policies and standards that support security initiatives.
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Clearance: At least secret with adjudication within 6 years
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2020.08.29 05:36 youto2House Party 8/17/20 - Part Two
The camera pans over to the tape, and we fade out soon after. We return to the ring, and cut to Javier waiting inside the ring with a microphone. Javier: The following contest is scheduled for one fall, Crowd: ONE FALL! Javier: And is set at a 30 minute time limit, refereed by Harry Undersach. Boss Bitch by Doja Cat hits the venue, and the crowd cheers as Kat Anavae-Emery and June Emery-Anavae come out from the back, June holding both tag titles as she raises up Kat’s arm to more cheers. Woodbridge: The Stargazers aren’t accompanied today by Kaitlyn and Gigi, the group usually stick together don’t they Pais? Paisner: The self proclaimed “Simp Squad” does usually stick together, they are a unique in the way that the reception to The Stargazers as tag champs is so positive but the reaction to Gigi and her gold-toting muscle Kaitlyn is very polar opposite. The absence of the squad may leave them absent of any assistance via ringside interference, but the crowd will no doubt be all the way behind Kat tonight! Kat makes her way down the ring, June by her side as the two smile at the cheering crowd around them. Javier: Making her way to the ring, accompanied by June Emery-Anavae, from New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada. KATTT ANAVAE-EMERRRRYY!!! The crowd cheers for Kat as June holds up the tag belts again. The cheers then transition to boos as a hard rock song begins blaring and Jim Baker emerges into the venue to a unanimous cascade of thumbs down and jeers. He walks down the ramp cockily, no lack of confidence as he makes his way to the apron. Javier: Making his way to the ring, weighing 245 pounds, from Cincinnati, Ohio. JIIIMMM- Baker rolls into the ring and grabs the microphone from Javier, snatching it from his grasp and yelling something at Javier before handing it back to him. Javier: Uh, ahem. Weighing 245 pounds from Cincinnati Ohio.. and winner of his last weeks match over Seth Blackheart- Crowd: LOOOSER! LOOOOSER! Javier: JIIIIMMM BAAAAAAKERRRR!!!! Crowd: BOOOOOOO!!!! Jim outstretches his arms at the crowd and soaks in the hatred as he seems elated at the announcement of his first win. Woodbridge: This crowd is much more displeased in their response to Baker as they are the other side, as I don’t think a single man, woman, child, or whoever else, doesn’t want to see Baker’s head knocked off his neck and taken down a peg. Crowd: 1 AND 3! 1 AND 3! 1 AND 3! Baker assumes his corner and flips off every member of the crowd, as Kat gets a kiss on the cheek from her wife in the opposite corner as she then turns and lets Harry know she’s ready to start the match. Undersach calls for the bell to start off the match! DING DING DING The bell rings, and the two face off. Kat looks to use her speed early, charging in, however Baker is able to see it coming, gets under and plants her with a waist lock takedown. Baker wastes no time in getting on the attack, trying to pull Kat up to her feet, but Kat delivers a quick kick to the knee of Baker, before a pun overhand chop to his arm to force him to let go. She follows this by retreating, bouncing off the ropes, ducking a baker clothesline as she charges across the ring… but can’t avoid him again! Baker is able to lift Kat for a scoop slam, but Kat uses her agility to escape! Crowd: OOOH Paisner: And Kat’s able to use her speed to create some separation, trying to keep Baker off balance after he showcased his abilities last week, getting his first ever win. Kat bounces off the ropes, before delivering a basement drop kick to the shins that drops Baker to a knee, before shooting off the other end, and using the momentum to deliver a [head scissors] that spikes Jim Baker into the mat! Baker tries to get back to his feet as Kat sets herself up in the corner, and charges in, but Baker is able to get his footing, and launches Kat over his head. Kat however, lands on the second turnbuckle! Crowd: WOOOAHH Woodbridge: And what a save from Kat, catching herself after being launched by Baker! Kat takes a leap off the second rope, and catches Baker with a flying headscissors. Baker eats the canvas, and uses the corner to get back to his feet. As Kat approaches, Baker lifts up a boot, and lands it across the chin! Paisner: And some good footwork there by Baker to stop Kat in her tracks! Baker makes haste, and grabs Kat, before violently throwing her off the ropes, and delivering a vicious tilt-a-whirl breaker! and slips into a cover! ONE- Kickout Crowd: YEEAAAHHH Woodbridge: And that will not be enough to put away the Stargazer. Baker tries to keep his momentum going with an Irish whip to the hardcam ropes, but Kat is able to wheelbarrow herself up, but can’t get the bulldog, as Baker tries to counter, lifting Kat straight up into an electric chair. Paisner: Baker with the major weight advantage here, just hoisting Kat straight up- Kat rains down fists from her perch, managing to flip backwards out of it and onto her feet before pushing Baker from behind. He gets a running start and comes off the opposite rope, but Kat rolls out the way, accidentally tripping up the referee as they stumble over eachother! Woodbridge: Oh no, she just made Undersach to drop to the floor! And- wait, whos that on the apron- Both of the two are fine but as Baker runs towards the ropes, we see Gigi hop up on the apron and takes a picture of Baker with the flash on, seemingly stunning him for a second but seemingly more upsetting him as he tries to swing at Gigi, who falls back arms outstretched and we see Kaitlyn catch her on the outside of the ring! Paisner: Where did these idiots come from?! Baker turns around and Kat has made sure that Harry is good, and Baker tries catching her off guard with a big boot but Kat ducks, and goes for a rollup! 1! 2! 3NO! Kickout! Woodbridge: ALMOST GOT IT FROM THE DISTRACTION! Baker kicks out and puts distance between him and Kat, and he looks over at Gigi who has a finger on her chin with a tilted head as if to say, Did I Do That? Baker looks pissed now but maintains his focus on Kat as he approaches her, and Kat now tries to put space in between her and Baker but Jim backs her into the corner! Kat thinks on her feet and jumps onto the second turnbuckle, jumping onto the springboard and then doing a frontflip over Baker, rolling and landing behind him. Now Kat has Baker cornered and hits him with kick to the side of his torso, and another to the other side, and another! Kat backs up, then charges Baker with a shotgun dropkick, and Baker is shot back into the corner! Crowd: YEAAA!!! Kat now gets to her feet and follows up by charging with a leg lariat but Baker this time catches her, and tries to throw her out of the ring! But Kat holds onto the top rope, and she kicks Baker off her! Baker recoils back to the center of the ring, and Kat has a hold on the ropes now as she leaps and hits Baker with a springboard meteora! Crowd: OOOHH!!! Woodbridge: Kat has found a rally of offense against Baker here! She’s on fire! Kat leans against the ropes now planning her next move when she looks over and notices Kait and Gigi on the outside. Kat: When did you come out here? Gigi: Eyes on the match, Kitty Kat! Kat turns around and notices a groggy Baker on one knee, and goes over to keep up the offense, but Baker seems to have feigned it and sends an uppercut that rocks Kat back into the ropes! Crowd: OOOHHHH!!!!! Baker now brings Kat off the ropes and hits her with a nasty right hand to the side of her face! Crowd: BOOO!!! And Kat strikes back with a kick to the leg of Baker! Crowd: YEAA!!! Another hard right from Baker! Crowd: BOOOOO!!! And another kick from Kat- but Baker catches it! He pulls her in and knees her in the gut, then sets her up for a snap suplex that has Kat recoiling off the mat! Crowd: BOOOOOOO!!!! Baker now is on his knees taunting, arms outstretched to the crowd who is loudly voicing their displeasure! Paisner: Baker able to turn around the momentum and whip the smaller Kat around like a ragdoll!! Brutal landing! Baker now gets to his feet and he measures up Kat, and screams a taunt at her face to more crowd boos. The ref checks on Kat to make sure she’s responsive, and Baker turns to get momentum off the ropes. But Gigi again hops onto the apron, and hotshot’s Baker as he bounces off the ropes! Crowd: BOOOOOO!!!! Paisner: Scummy as Baker is, Gigi can’t help but one up him in scumfuckery, robbing us of a good match! Baker ricochets off the ropes from Gigi’s attack, and Kat is able to get to her feet, moving the ref out the way to go around the rebounding Baker and hit him with a Gentle Persuasion! Crowd: OOOOOHH!! Undersach drops down for the count! 1! 2! 3! DING DING DING Javier: And your winner via pinfall, at a time of 6:33, KAT ANAVAE-EMERY! Crowd:Conflicted and confused noises Kat stumbles for a moment, realizing she's won. By now, Gigi, Kaitlyn, and June have all entered the ring to celebrate her victory. Without thinking, she pushes June off of her and grabs a microphone from one of the stage hands. Kat: What the hell did you do, Gigi?! Seeing the start of another argument, Baker leads himself to the edge of the ring, too stunned to insert himself in. GiGi: What could you ever be talking about? You won! Celebrate! Kat: You interfered! Again! GiGi steps towards Kat, her grin quickly turning into a full glare. Holding her hand out to her side, Kait immediately passes her another microphone. GiGi: I helped you win, Kat. You needed me up here or you were going to lose. And the Simp Squad? We're winners. Kat: Winners don't need to cheat. GiGi, scoffing: It's called having a Can-do-Attitude. June, weakly from the ropes: Hey, guys. Knock it off. Kat, finally turning to her wife: How could you let them do this?! What happened to fighting for justice? We're not just some juvenile vigilantes, June. June: I didn't-- GiGi: Don't blame your wife for letting us help you out. What was she supposed to do, huh? You never appreciate our work for you. GiGi, momentarily addressing the audience in sing-song voice: Everyone, can we get a big 'F' in the chat for one Kat Anavae-Emery?!?!? The crowd is a loud mix of boos and cheers, and suddenly, Kat lunges at Gigi! Crowd: OOO-- She's fast, but June knows her wife well and is faster. At the last possible second she darts in between the two girls. A hush falls over the audience. All that can be heard is Kat's panting over her microphone and the sound of crunching from the corner of the ring where Kait eats what appears to be… Popcorn? Or are those grapes in a popcorn bag? Kat comes to her senses and takes a step back - coldly shrugging off her partner. There's a long stare shared between the Stargazers before Kat sighs, defeated. June looks to be in shock as she watches her wife leave them to walk up the runway. Her exit music plays, but it feels hollow now. The others aren't so fazed. GiGi gathers her things with Kait's help before rolling through the ropes. As they leave the stage, the lights dim on June still standing in the middle of the ring - frozen in her uncertainty. June, quietly: Fuck. COMMERCIAL We open the scene after the break, camera panning over the excited crowd before settling on Javier in the middle of the ring. Javier: The following is a tag team match set for one fall, with a 60 minute time limit, and it is tonight’s MAIN EVENT! Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Javier: Introducing first- The Sacred War sets the tone with its bold instrumentals and enthusiastic choir. Viktor Ivanov and El Guerrillero Rojo walk through the entranceway, the former always a couple steps behind his partner as they begin walking down the runway. Javier: Already making their way to the ring, at a combined weight of 412 pounds, Ernesto Vargas, Viktor Ivanov, it’s The Red Army! Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOO!! Vargas appears oblivious to the crowd’s distaste. With a large stack of pamphlets titled The Communist Manifesto for the Modern Chad, he begins handing them out to numerous fans - even going as far as ‘making it rain’ on his partner before tossing the remainder into the air. Ivanov reveals a slight smirk as a smaller child excitedly picks one of the pamphlets off of the floor and hides it in his sweater. Once finally at the ring, Ivanov takes to the mat while Vargas watches from the sidelines eagerly. The lights dim and we hear Animal by Fever 333 begin to play over the soundsystem. Javier: Challenging our red duo tonight, one half of Team BS, from Sacramento, California, weighing in at 320 pounds is Stephen! Romeroooooo! CROWD: YEAAAAH!! Romero walks down the runway, giving fans high fives and fistbumps along the way. After climbing through the ropes he poses on the turnbuckles: using his biceps to reveal a small, temporary tattoo of a heart. Upon looking closer, the audience can see that the heart is filled with the colours of the bisexual flag. With a couple of flexes, he makes the heart beat and the crowd goes wild. CROWD: RO-MER-O! RO-MER-O! The crowd’s attention is once again drawn to the entranceway as we hear some rather freaky greetings- . Javier: And now, the second half of team BS, from Atlanta, Georgia, weighing in at 220 pounds, Buster Braggadocio! CROWD: BUS-TER! BUS-TER! Paisner: And now, a major test of comradery and in-ring ability for these two men. The signs tonight haven’t looked great, their practice was sloppy, and interview with Baker did not end with Romero very happy with Buster, of course with some prodding by Baker to make that happen in the first place. If they want to prove their solidarity, now’s their chance, and whether they’re ready for it is majorly up in the air. Buster saunters out in his classic red vest and red pants - both so flashy that many fans can’t seem to look directly at them! Buster, pointing out fans of all ethnicities: You’re a cracker! You’re a cracker! You’re all crackers! He grins to Romero from across the room before making way to the side of the ring. With a hard slap to the apron, he lets out a bolstering yell to pump himself up. The two talk with one another for a moment, with Romero eventually conceeding and heading to the apron to let Buster start, as Wong calls for the bell! DING DING DING Buster and Ivanov circle around one another, Buster a look of cocky confidence plastered on his face, Ivanov a face of determination for redemption. The two approach one another, before Ivanov goes in to quickly get a go-behind on Buster, and lift him up into the air! Buster kicks his feet and struggles to prevent Ivanov from being able to slam him down, as Buster gets back down to his feet, and repeatedly back elbows Ivanov to force him to let him go! As Ivanov releases him, Buster quickly turns to jump up and nail Ivanov in the head with an enziguri! But Ivanov ducks his head under, and as Buster lands on all fours on the mat, Ivanov quickly grabs Buster, and goes to lift him from behind into a german suplex! But again Buster struggles and worms his way out! Dropping onto all fours, as he quickly crawls behind Ivanov before he can be grabbed again, before tripping Ivanov’s legs to cause him to fall to the mat face first! Buster then gets on top of Ivanov, hooks his legs on his arms, before turning Ivanov onto his shoulder with a european clutch! But Ivanov jerks his momentum, and causes Buster to fall from the roll-up attempt and into his grasp before Wong can even begin a count, as Ivanov goes to choke out Buster with a rear naked choke! But Buster flips back, and pins down Ivanov to the mat, as Wong goes in to count! 1! 2! 3! No! Ivanov kicks out before Buster can steal it! Crowd: WOAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Paisner: A lot of back and forth with Ivanov and Buster! These two familiar with one another from their recent match! Buster nearly stealing it, but Ivanov staying alive! Ivanov sits up, as Buster gets to his feet and rushes at him with a penalty kick! But Ivanov ducks under, and goes a drop toe hold on Buster to drop him to the ground! Ivanov then goes to grab Buster’s ankle to get him into an ankle lock, but Buster panics and manages to quickly slip out of Ivanov’s grasp, as he rushes towards the corner and tags in Romero! Crowd: WOOOOOOOO! Woodbridge: Buster getting a bit flustered, so tags out to Romero, and that’s a major benefit of tag matches! You get uncomfortable? Get yourself out of there and the other wrestler in. Something you can’t do when you’re just by yourself. Romero steps into the ring, as he and Ivanov stare at one another from across the ring. The two approach one another, as Ivanov shoots a particularly mean glare, and strikes a particularly mean open hand slap to the chest of Romero! Romero clutching at his chest! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Woodbridge: Ivanov stepping up to Romero! Striking up at another really damned physical man! Romero steps back just a tad, before he fires back at Ivanov with his own open hand slap! This one reddening Ivanov’s chest and dropping him straight to a knee! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Paisner: Ivanov is one hell of a striker, but even for a bulky man like him, that’s still a much larger man you’re swinging at! Ivanov clutches at his chest, and grits his teeth. He looks up at Romero, who yells at Ivanov to come at him with more, who obliges by getting back into his feet, then coming in to rock Romero with a vicious uppercut to the chin! Knocking Romero’s head back, as Romero clutches at his jaw! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Ivanov eyes shine with intensity, as he goes to follow up with a second uppercut! Then a third uppercut! Then a fourth and fifth and sixth in rapid succession! Staggering Romero just a bit, as Ivanov takes that brief moment to get by Romero’s side, and attempt to lift him for a saito suplex! But the combination of Romero’s very heavy weight, and still being healthy enough to solidly resist means Ivanov can only briefly lift Romero’s feet off the ground before being forced to put him back down! Romero then raises his arm, and hits a bionic elbow right on top of Ivanov’s dome! Forcing him to completely let go, as Ivanov falls to a knee, holding at his head. Romero then grabs Ivanov’s head after he drops to a knee, hooking up, then lifting Ivanov up into the air, suspending him upside down in position for a vertical suplex! Just keeping him up there! Crowd: 1! 2! 3! 4! Romero begins to walk around with Ivanov held up in the air, showing off his strength, as the audience continues to count! Crowd: 5! 6! 7! 8! 9! 10! As the count gets to 10, Romero then finally drops Ivanov down onto the mat! Ivanov hitting it hard, as he looks dazed both from the suplex, and the effects of being suspended upside down. As we see Buster from the corner calling to be let back in. Paisner: Romero with a remarkable display of strength, and now with a threat neutralized, Buster seeming real eager to get back at Ivanov. Romero obliges, taking Ivanov over near the corner, As he begins to lift Ivanov up for a backbreaker…...and Buster seems to jump the gun for a potential double team maneuver, jumping over the rope and into the ring for a knee drop attempt that lands with nothing. Crowd:Majorly confused noises Romero looks at Buster with confusion, as they start explaining what happened to each other, as they realize they miscommunicated the cue in which to start the double team move. They begin trying to clear up what the cue actually is in order for them to try again. But as they do that, Ivanov raises an arm to elbow Romero in the side of the head, and lifts a leg to kick Buster in the chin! Forcing Romero to let him go, as Buster is backed off to the corner, clutching his jaw in pain! Paisner: Team BS not in sync it seems, and it cost them dearly, as Ivanov crawls away from both of them! Escaping a potentially deadly situation! Ivanov makes his way over to his corner, and tags in Vargas as both Romero and Buster are stunned. As we see Romero recover and head onto the ring apron, as Buster shakes himself off. Vargas comes into the ring, with confidence, seeming to laugh at Buster and Romero’s seeming ineffectiveness, as he and Buster approach one another. Eventually, Buster attempts to make a move, going for a rolling kick on Vargas, but Vargas casually dodges out of the way! A smug, satisfied smile on his face after doing so. Vargas just shadow boxes the air in a taunting manner, daring Buster to come at him again, and Buster does! Charging Vargas, who was ready for exactly that, as he moves out the way yet again! Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOOO! Vargas laughs ast Buster, taking immense joy in evading him yet again….before Buster suddenly turns and spins to nail Vargas in the head with a spinning backfist! Instantly flooring Vargas to the mat! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Paisner: Vargas getting cocky, and getting absolutely flattened for it! Vargas’s eyes stare out wide on the mat, as Buster gets on him as he just repeatedly stomps down on the side of Vargas’s body! Laying down hard stomp after hard stomp to Vargas, before Wong begins to count him off, and forces Buster to back off! Vargas rolls over onto the apron as Wong keeps Buster distanced from him for a moment, before allowing the action to resume as Buster approaches Vargas on the apron…..but Vargas manages to grab Buster’s head, before he drops off the apron in order to pull Buster’s face into the top rope! Whiplashing Buster off the ropes, as Buster falls to the mat clutching at his face! Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOO! Paisner: Vargas with a quick and sneaky maneuver, capitalizing off the referee maintaining order in a match to take the advantage! Vargas takes a moment to collect himself on the outside, clutching at his side for a moment still feeling the impact the stomps left on him, before he rolls back into the ring. Vargas then just lifts his boot, and stamps it into Buster’s neck! Choking Buster out on the mat, as Vargas then bends over, and adds in slaps to the face for insult to injury! Wong begins to count Vargas off, who breaks only right at the 4 count. Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOO! Vargas then grabs Buster, and whips him into a corner, where he charges, and leaps up to connect with double knees to the face of Buster! Stunning him in the corner, as he and Ivanov share a look, nod at one another, before Vargas tags in Ivanov! Ivanov steps into the ring, as Vargas hands him over the dazed Buster. Ivanov then lifts Vargas up, and drops him onto his knee with a backbreaker! Buster yells out in pain, as Ivanov keeps him there, while Vargas scales up to the middle rope, before jumping off with a knee drop to the suspended Buster! Leaving him a heap on the mat! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Woodbridge: And Red Army, performing the move Buster and Romero had intended to perform! And with this being a tag match, that ain’t one upsmanship, that’s two upsmanship! The more upsmanship, the more demoralizing it is! Buster looks completely out of it, as Vargas taunts him and Romero, a self satisfied smirk on his face as he flexes and poses, as Ivanov looks down stoically at the crumpled up Buster, before crawling into a cover! 1! 2! No! Kickout from Buster! Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOO! Ivanov grabs Buster by his hair, something Buster tries to swat Ivanov away for, but Ivanov shoots a quick forearm into Buster's face to subdue him! Ivanov then tosses Buster right back into Red Army's tag corner, as he begins to just stomp a mudhole into Buster's chest! Caving it in as he lays in vicious boot after vicious boot! Sinking Buster down in the corner, as we see him tag Vargas back in, who enters the ring, and continues the fun as he too begins to lay in repeated stomps to the chest of Buster! Hurting and sinking him down even further! Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Buster is down near all the way in the corner by now, as Vargas then tags Ivanov back in, who comes in to continue the assault! Raining down on Buster's chest with his boot, as Buster weakly clutches at his chest in a futile attempt to defend himself. Eventually, Buster is down to being completely seated in the corner, upon when Ivanov tags in Vargas again, who comes in to continue to stomp barrage on Buster! But this time with a few targeted ones to the head for even more destruction! Buster looks completely gone, as Vargas tags Ivanov back in again, who continues to do more the same, stomping Buster until he sinks down to being sprawled out on the mat! Ivanov then grabs Buster and adjusts him back to a seated position, as he tags Vargas back in again! Vargas steps in, as both men back off to the center of the ring, as Ivanov then picks Vargas up from behind, charges across the ring with Vargas in his arm, before tossing Vargas right at Buster! Vargas extending out his legs to clock Buster right in the face with an assisted corner dropkick! The extra speed from the toss seeming to absolutely rock Buster, as he instantly slumps over right onto the mat! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Woodbridge: And more excellent and brutal teamwork from Red Army! Buster is looking out of it! Ivanov heads back to the ring apron, as Vargas backs off a bit from Buster, as he begins to call for Buster to make his way up! Paisner: Vargas, absolutely chomping at the bit to begin to put Buster away! Vargas awaits Buster, who after a good moment begins to stir, showing signs of life as he rolls over onto his front, and begins to push himself up from it. Buster slowly getting up, as eventually he makes it to his feet! Nearly losing balance as he does so, but managing to stay up, as Vargas then forward rolls towards Buster, then jumps up to grab Buster’s head and take him down with a rolling thunder DDT! But suddenly, Buster manages enough energy to duck himself even lower than Vargas anticipated, and back body drops Vargas over him! But Vargas manages to rotate to land on his feet! Crowd: WOAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Vargas lands behind Buster, who jumps back for a pele kick, connecting to Vargas’s head! Stunning Vargas! Buster then rests on his hands and knees for a good moment, collecting himself after all he took, before gaining enough energy to run towards the ropes! Followed by charging back at Vargas, but Vargas counters himself, kicking Buster in the gut, then spiking him into the mat with a normal DDT! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Buster writhes on the mat, holding at his head, as Vargas continues to go, picking Buster right back up! As he then whips Buster into the ropes, and as Buster comes back, Vargas catches him in a tilt-a-whirl! Spinning Buster around, looking to drop him in a backbreaker……...but Buster manages to slip out a bit, and take Vargas down not just in a crucifix pin, but in a crucifix bomb! Sending Vargas’s neck hard into the mat! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Paisner: A series of reversal from these two men, ending in a DESTRUCTIVE crucifix from Buster! He keeps it for the pin! 1! 2! No! Kickout from Vargas! Crowd: WOAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Both competitors lay on the mat in exhaustion and pain after the kickout, as we see and hear from the apron Romero begin to stomp his foot to spur Buster on! Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! We begin to see signs of life from both competitors, both their teammates calling for them, but Romero maybe just a tad louder about it, as his stomps on the apron grow more powerful and louder to inspire Buster to life! Buster turns into his front, as he claws his way towards the ring apron, the crowd joining in on Romero’s stomping to make even more noise for Buster! Crowd:STOMPSTOMPSTOMPSTOMP* STOMPSTOMPSTOMPSTOMPSTOMP Buster continues to crawl, inching his way towards Romero, Romero restless on the apron, jumping up and down and yelling for Buster! As eventually, Buster crawls over just a tad more, and lunges for Romero! Tagging him in just as Vargas tags in Ivanov! Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Paisner: And Romero and Ivanov back up! The much fresher men into the ring! Ivanov and Romero rush into the ring, and right towards one another! As they begin pounding on one another with rapid forearm after rapid forearm! Absolutely wailing on each other! Before eventually, we see Romero take the advantage with a particularly hard forearm! Stunning Ivanov, as Romero then whips him into the ropes, and as Ivanov bounces off, Romero lifts his leg up to bring him down with a big boot to the face! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Ivanov tries to scramble back up after being knocked down, but is in a very, very dazed state as he does so, sloppily backing into a corner, as Romero charges him! Romero blasting Ivanov in the chin with a european uppercut, as Ivanov’s head is rocked back from the impact! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Romero then doesn’t even give Ivanov a chance to sink down from the uppercut, as he grabs Ivanov and whips him into the opposite corner, following up with a second running euro uppercut! Crowd: WOOOOOOOO! He then grabs Ivanov again, whips him, and rushes Ivanov for a third running euro uppercut! Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOO! Then whips him back into the other corner for a fourth! Then right back into the original for a fifth! As Romero just keeps going and going! Running an uppercut train on Ivanov as he gets him with a sixth uppercut! Then a seventh! Then an eight! Then a ninth! Then finally, a tenth! Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Romero backs off after the tenth one, as a very loopy Ivanov stumbles out of the corner, Romero catches Ivanov, lifts Ivanov above him, before tossing him back down to the mat hard with a side death valley! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Paisner: Moss-Covered Three-Handled Family Gredenza! Planting the hell out of Ivanov! Romero into the cover! 1! 2! No! Kickout from Ivanov! Romero goes to get back on Ivanov, grabbing Ivanov, and going to pick him up! Hooking him by the head, as he drags Ivanov over to a corner, before lifting him and setting him on the top turnbuckle! Romero soon following, as he too scales the ropes, and grabs hold of Ivanov's head! Paisner: Romero looking for a superplex! And what destruction it'd be sending these two damn strong men crashing to the mat from the top! Romero then goes to lift Ivanov, but we notice one of Ivanov's hands gripping the top rope, blocking Romero from being able to bring Ivanov up! Romero then raises up one of his arms and brings it down hard on Ivanov's back, clubbing at him to try and force him to let go of the rope. Romero then clubbing down more and more until eventually he succeeds in getting Ivanov to let go! Romero then fully hooks Ivanov back in, going to lift him again, but Ivanov begins to strike with punches into Romero’s gut! He now striking to get what he wants! Ivanov fires punch after punch into Romero’s stomach until Romero’s grip slips! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Paisner: These two men battling like hell on the top rope! Both men looking to avoid disaster! Ivanov then grabs Romero’s head, as he shoots in a headbutt to Romero! Their noggins cracking together, as Romero’s grip begins to loosen on the ropes. Ivanov then grabs Romero’s head again, and goes to crack him with another headbutt…...but Romero willingly releases a grip on the ropes with one of his arms, and uses the free arm to counter the headbutt attempt with an upward swinging elbow to the jaw! Rocking Ivanov, as he’s stunned again on the buckles! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHH! Romero then hooks Ivanov again, and begins to stand up on the ropes, before jumping off with Ivanov in his grasp to bring him crashing down to the mat with a superplex! Going to land Ivanov roughly, but unfortunately for Romero, that’s not the only thing, as suddenly we see Vargas slide into the ring on his back, and stick his knees up! Romero landing right on them as he delivers the superplex! Ivanov landing roughly on the mat, as Romero’s spine cracks on Vargas’s knees! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Paisner: FUUUUCKKKK! ROMERO WITH SKYSCRAPER ON IVANOV, AND I’M SURE HE WAS PREPARED FOR A ROUGH LANDING AS IS TERRITORY WITH THE MOVE, BUT I CANNOT IMAGINE HE WAS READY TO LAND ON ANOTHER MAN’S KNEES! THAT’S GOTTA BE HELL! We hear Ivanov and Romero both yelling out in agony, as Vargas rolls himself back out of the ring. Laying on the ground not being able to pull off any more than that. Both men on the mat writhe around in massive pain, as the crowd tries to will Romero up! Crowd: RO-MER-O! RO-MER-O! RO-MER-O! We see both men show greater signs of life, trying to push themselves up, each of them grabbing the ropes and lifting themselves, getting up around the same rate. Eventually, both of them managing to get to their feet and facing one another, as Romero goes to swing with a short range lariat at Ivanov! But Ivanov ducks under, not only with a regular duck, but with shooting his head into Romero’s chest! Caving Romero in with a headbutt to the upper chest! Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Romero is doubled over from the impact of the headbutt, as Ivanov then squats to be able to grab one of Romero’s legs, and use it as leverage to deliver a seatbelt toss to the massive Romero! Crowd: WOAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Paisner: Ivanov! Getting Romero to double over, then using this to his favor to gain the leverage you need to lift a man like Romero! Remarkable display of strength! Ivanov then looks out to ringside, seeing a laying down Ivanov exhausted, and yells at him yo join him! As meanwhile, Ivanov strikes down on Romero’s head while still alone in the ring, ensuring Romero doesn’t fight back. Eventually, we see Vargas on the outside force his up to his feet, as he gets over to the apron, where Ivanov tags him in from. Ivanov directs the action, as both men grab Romero up from behind, and with their combined strength go to lift him! Bringing him up, and putting him facing away from the ring on the top turnbuckle! Vargas then steps up onto the ropes himself, scaling them, and standing on the top rope gaining his balance. Paisner: Vargas up on the top, and he’s finished people off with an avalanche franken rana before! And I think that’s what we’re seeing here! Vargas is readying himself to jump up, but suddenly, we see Buster desperately rush his way into the ring, sloppily dropkicking Ivanov from behind, sending Ivanov into the ropes! Shaking them and causing Vargas to lose his balance, and fall from the top! Crowd: WOAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Vargas tries to land on his feet, but the momentum from the fall carrying him down onto his back! Vargas goes to scramble back up to his feet in a daze, as he turns around to Buster going for a dropkick on him as well! But Vargas manages to backstep, and Buster hits nothing but air! Vargas then grabs Buster by his hair as Buster tries to get back up, and tosses him through the middle rope! Vargas then goes to rush back up to the top rope, but as he does, Romero comes to with a back elbow right to Vargas’s face! Forcing Vargas off the ropes! Vargas clutching at his face in pain! Romero then lowers himself on the turnbuckle, lowering his legs onto the middle buckle, before in a surprising moment, jumping off the buckles and turning around in mid-air for a flying forearm to Vargas! But Vargas dodges out the way, and “accidentally” pushes Wong in the way! Wong being took out by the forearm from Romero! Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Woodbridge: Romero with a rare attack from the middle rope, but Vargas! Out of the way, and putting someone else in it! Wong took the hell out! Romero goes to kneel up, looking around, and seeming confused as to who he just took out, getting a clear view of the man on the ground being Wong just in time……….for Vargas to deliver a baseball slide right into the nuts! Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Paisner: AND NOW MORE SHIT! COME THE HELL ON! Romero writhes on the mat holding at his crotch, yelling out in immense pain, as Vargas stumbles over into a corner! Where upon which he begins to undo the top turnbuckle! Paisner: And now looking to exposed the top turnbuckle, likely to drive Romero’s head into it! Woodbridge: Wait….I think it’s a bit more than that…. We see Vargas fumble with something, as we see something on his hands…..a pair of brass knuckles! Paisner: Looks like you were right Mark! We see earlier Nova and Alpha leave something in the turnbuckles, and it must’ve been this for Red Army to help secure the win by any means necessary! Woodbridge: I thought any means necessary was Buster’s thing?
2020.08.28 17:43 NationofChangeTriumph of the shills
By: Derek Royden - August 28, 2020 Read the article here:https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/08/28/triumph-of-the-shills/ After sacrificing many of hours of my life watching the occasionally strange Democratic National Convention last week, it didn’t seem like there was much to say about it that hadn’t been summed up by former candidate Marianne Williamson in reply to praise given to the event on Twitter by actor Mark Ruffalo, who claimed the convention, “addressed racism”. “No I’m sorry but they did not address racism. They showed a lot of beautiful pictures of POC and made references to BLM, but there was not one mention of an actual policy to help end systemic racism,” Williamson wrote in reply, “It’s like binge watching a Marriott commercial.” While the latter sentence, made after the first night, was mostly true throughout the event, the DNC did have its moments, and Joe Biden himself gave one of the best, if policy free, speeches of the many I have watched him make since he entered the race for the Democratic nomination in late April of last year. To his credit, one thing Biden did forcefully address was the current health crisis. Unfortunately for the party faithful, his campaign seems intent on making some of the same strategic errors of other losing Democratic presidential campaigns, especially the last one. On the same night that Bernie Sanders spoke, Republicans like John Kasich and former GOP Rep. Susan Molinari also addressed viewers, the former taking out the knives to attack the party’s progressives in a prerecorded message filmed at a literal crossroads, “I’m sure there are Republicans and independents who couldn’t imagine crossing over to support a Democrat,” the former Ohio governor intoned, “They believe he may turn sharp left and leave them behind. I don’t believe that. I know the measure of the man. Reasonable. Faithful, respectful and no one pushes Joe around.” A quick check through Open Secrets shows perhaps why the convention focused on being so ambivalent to proposals like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal popularized by progressives like Sanders: hedge funds like Paloma Partners and vulture capital firms like Bain Capital have already donated millions of dollars to the Biden campaign. Not even on that same first night, supposedly focused on racial justice after a nationwide uprising that spread throughout the world, were speaking slots given to transformative Democrats like Cori Bush or Ilhan Omar with the personal experiences and activist qualifications to speak to these communities. Instead, the producers chose to shine a light on Republicans who don’t even support the liberal basics and focus on issues of tone. Oddly, Bush, who has not yet won election to the country’s lower house, was mentioned at the Republican convention this week, if not by name. She was referenced by the McCloskey’s, Patricia and Mark, personal injury attorneys who became famous after threatening Black Lives Matter protesters with guns while they passed their mansion on their way to a demonstration in front of the home of St.Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson on June 29th. “The Marxist, liberal activist leading the mob to our neighborhood stood outside our home with a bullhorn screaming, ‘You can’t stop the revolution,’ Mark McCloskey told the camera, “Just weeks later, that same Marxist activist won the Democrat nomination to hold a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. That Marxist revolutionary is now going to be the congresswoman from the first district of Missouri.” Too short a time after watching this four day capitulation to what seemed like a takeover of the U.S. Democratic Party by ‘former’ Republicans, I sat down with some trepidation to watch the RNC this past Monday, the night the McClosky’s made their unhinged remarks. It was in some ways as technically strange as the DNC before it, if for different reasons. The camera work was a little less perplexing than the strange cutaways last week, but the RNC also contained cinematic flourishes that would be familiar to those who have watched propaganda films from the era of fascism in Europe. At times it appeared to be broadcast from a store exclusively dedicated to selling American flags. It also often felt, especially on the first night, that this was a transmission from some alternate reality, where, thanks to the current president, the novel coronavirus had been easily defeated and the greatest risk to the country was from the left, specifically Black Lives Matter and ‘Antifa’ shock troops led by Joe Biden, himself possibly under the control of ‘the Squad’ and that famous anarchist, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. On the second night, Larry Kudlow, director of the United States National Economic Council, spoke of the ongoing pandemic that has disrupted the United States more than any other country in the world in the past tense, despite the terrible fact that over a thousand Americans had died from it or complications provoked by it that very day. The previous night, where the angry rhetoric occasionally crossed over into seeming parody, Florida Representative Matt Gaetz offered the kind of frightened xenophobia that appears to be the oxygen of the far right supporters Trump has energized, speaking to the supposed dangers of a Biden presidency, “It’s a horror film really. They’ll disarm you, empty the prisons, lock you in your home, and invite MS-13 to live next door.” Although they were mainly deployed that night, which had the most neo-facist feel of the three I watched, video of protesters shot in recent weeks, some destroying property, was cut together into ads seemingly influenced by the work of such auteurs as Steve Bannon and Dinesh D’Souza, always making the claim that this was what the country would look like under a Biden presidency rather than documenting events that mostly took place weeks before. Even in trying to present this somewhat apocalyptic view, it appeared that those in charge of the event couldn’t keep their stories straight. At the same time that some of those speaking on behalf of the president attacked Biden for the disastrous 1994 crime bill that he helped author, others demonized BLM as a ‘terrorist group’ and demanded a ‘law and order’ approach that would surely fill the country’s already overstuffed prisons to bursting. ‘School choice” or school privatization as it should be called, was hailed as a solution to entrenched racial disparities despite ample evidence to the contrary. Industry shills spoke at great length about the dangers of so-called radical environmentalism. Scott Dane, a timber industry leader from Minnesota went so far as to blame these unnamed groups for the forest fires that have ravaged the country in recent times that most scientists ascribe for the most part to climate change and the loss of old growth forests. Although the first night featured no crowds, they were there for speeches by what I guess we could call the headliners on nights two and three: Melania Trump and VP Mike Pence, with what appeared to be inadequate social distancing and very few masks in sight. The night Pence spoke, which seemed to be somewhat dedicated to more religious Trump followers, was the most disjointed in terms of content. Was it about ‘heroes’ as advertised, the Republican Party as the emancipator of women or about its work as the party of ‘life’? Is Trump a dove as numerous speakers over the three nights claimed or the valiant Commander in Chief who slew America’s enemies and ‘rebuilt’ its military as articulated by Dan Crenshaw and the vice president on Wednesday? It probably depended on how much of it one watched. It may be that there just weren’t enough people willing to damage their credibility by appearing at the RNC but so many members of the Trump family spoke that it felt like a ham-fisted attempt to create a dynasty out of whole cloth. They and others mostly attempted to humanize the president but in the end it was clear that the most even those who work with and know him could expect from the man is a phone call during a crisis or a medical emergency. Although the RNC was far more alarming for anyone who cares about what happens to the country in a difficult time and what that in turn will mean for the whole world, both conventions seemed to be opportunities for party elites to pat themselves on the back while so many of their fellow citizens are suffering. It’s beginning to seem like history is simultaneously repeating itself as both tragedy and farce.
2020.08.27 15:06 PCON36Useless Stats: Every teams record when the #1 crew calls your game. Part 1 of 3 is ESPN/ABC with Chris Fowler & Kirk Herbstreit.
I got really bored so I was thinking, what are the records for all the teams when the #1 crew comes to your games. I decided to look back and see what games did Chris and Herbie call, Nessler and Danielson, and Gus and Joel Klatt. I’m going to start with ESPN/ABC. This crew is almost always in the 7-8pm ET time slot on ABC. They’ve also called every Rose Bowl game except for the 2015 game between Iowa and Stanford. They’ve called every National Championship game since 2014 and usually one of the Semi-Final Playoff Games. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit started calling games together back in 2014 when Chris Fowler took over the #1 play by spot from longtime #1, Brent Musberger. Ever since then, they’ve had the ABC game of the week and they’re definitely one of the best teams out there. Chris Fowler who used to be the longtime host of College Gameday from 1990 to 2014 has turned into one of the best play by play commentators in the business. His partner, Kirk Herbstreit is imo one of the best color commentators in not just college football but in all of sports. He’s one of the most honest commentators out there. This pair has been great for college football as these have had a working relationship since 1996 and their chemistry works very well in the booth when it comes to calling a game. Now here are the records for each team these guys have called since 2014 with notes down at the bottom. Thank you to 506sports for the info. Alabama: 9-3 Arizona: 0-1 Arizona State: 1-0 Arkansas: 0-1 Auburn: 1-0 Baylor: 0-2 Boston College: 0-2 Cincinnati: 0-1 Clemson: 16-3 Florida: 1-2 Florida State: 9-6 Georgia: 1-1 Georgia Tech: 0-2 Iowa: 1-1 LSU: 3-0 Louisville: 1-4 Memphis: 1-0 Miami: 2-5 Michigan: 3-5 Michigan State: 3-3 Minnesota: 0-1 Missouri: 1-0 Nebraska: 0-3 North Carolina: 0-1 NC State: 0-1 Notre Dame: 5-5 Ohio State: 13-6 Oklahoma: 6-2 Oklahoma State: 1-3 Ole Miss: 2-2 Oregon: 2-4 Penn State: 4-4 Pittsburgh: 0-1 Purdue: 1-0 Rutgers: 0-1 SMU: 0-1 Stanford: 3-1 Syracuse: 0-1 Temple: 0-1 Tennessee: 1-2 Texas: 1-1 Texas A&M: 0-1 TCU: 1-1 UCF: 1-0 UCLA: 1-2 Utah: 0-1 USC: 3-2 Virginia Tech: 1-6 Washington: 0-1 West Virginia: 0-2 Wisconsin: 1-4 Interesting Notes After Clemson’s loss to Alabama in the 2015 Title(their 2nd loss with Chris and Herbie), they would go on to win 13 straight games whenever Chris and Herbie called their games. This streak ended this past season in the 2019 Title Game against LSU. The top 5 teams that have had Chris and Herbie call their games are Clemson and Ohio State tied in 1st with 19, Florida State with 15 games, Alabama with 12 games, and Notre Dame with 10 since 2014. From 2014 to 2016, Chris and Herbie called 13 Florida State games. Since 2017, they’ve only called 2(vs Alabama 2017, vs Virginia Tech 2018). Virginia Tech has the worst looking record with their only win out of 6 games that Chris and Herbie have called coming against Florida State on a Monday night, week 1 in 2018. Week 2 Games from 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019 are not included since Chris Fowler was calling the US Open that week. Week 3 Game between Clemson and Syracuse from 2019 with Sean McDonough and Herbstreit not included. The one Syracuse game Chris and Herbie did call was in 2014 against Notre Dame at MetLife Stadium. Unranked teams vs ranked teams are 6-21. They were 0-9 when Chris and Herbie first started until Penn State beat Ohio State in 2016. The next unranked vs ranked matchup was Iowa ending Michigan’s undefeated season. The only 2 times Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit have called a Baylor game was when they played Oklahoma(2015 and 2019) both ending in losses. The first ever AAC conference game that Chris and Herbie called was on November 17th, 2018 between 24 Cincinnati vs 11 UCF. Yes, Chris and Herbie have called a Rutgers game. It was on October 24th, 2015 against Ohio State. Ohio State won 48-7. The only Purdue game that Chris and Herbstreit have called was against Ohio State on October 20th, 2018 when Purdue boiled over Ohio State, 49-20. Tomorrow is the CBS crew of Brad Nessler & Gary Danielson!
2020.08.27 05:56 Icangetloudtoo_A rough roadmap from postponing games to changing state policy (from a civil rights lawyer)
It's important to start by noting that I don't expect players to have an immediate, concrete end-goal, and no one should. They made the right immediate moral call by starting this strike, and many strikes begin out of worker frustration instead of with a specific objective. But if the players do decide that their goal is external, that they want to change this society (and specifically, to make tangible policy changes in state legislatures), they should follow the lead of the league itself in the aftermath of North Carolina passing HB-2, the notorious anti-trans "bathroom bill." The league moved the All-Star game out of Charlotte because the law was discriminatory and stupid as fuck. Shortly after, the NCAA followed the NBA's lead and moved postseason games out of the state. Of course, the league didn't act alone--they were joined by musicians who refused to perform in the state, businesses that decided not to move ahead with planned expansions, and even other state and local governments. Guess what? The governor who signed HB-2 was voted out of office and the law is no longer on the books. If the NBA gathered a few partners and came up with a coherent and attainable goal, they could get that kind of momentum going again. For example, only one state that I'm aware of (Colorado) has passed legislation designed to circumvent the ludicrous legal doctrine of qualified immunity, which protects police officers that do blatantly abusive and unconstitutional shit. Players could press the league to agree to only consider states that have passed legislation bypassing qualified immunity to host the ASG--which at this point would just be Colorado. I give it a month, maybe two, of Denver thriving on positive press and the potential gain of hundreds of millions in economic activity before other states wanted to compete for the game. And this isn't a progressive pipe dream; a lot of libertarians think qualified immunity is fucking dumb, too. There are many other laudable policy goals (like a presumption that officer testimony is not credible if their body camera was turned off when department policy says it should be on, creating a separate branch of first responders that are mental health professionals, civilian oversight of police internal investigations, etc.). And there are other economic tools besides the ASG (a truly ambitious effort could include relocating franchises from states that refused to prosecute police brutality). But the major point: having a tangible policy prescription as a goal tied to a massive economic incentive is a tried and true strategy that would allow the NBA to wield its power for social good. And the players have the leverage to force it to happen right now, if they want to.
2020.08.24 06:24 crunchandmunch_Any leads on short term 6 month rentals?
Hi all, Im currently in San Francisco but my company is work from home until April of next year at the earliest. I’m originally from Cincinnati and figured it might be a good time to be close to home for a couple of months. So my partner and I are looking for a 6 month rental with the potential for month to month after or to potentially buy an investment property. Does anyone have any properties in the Cincinnati area they would recommend? We’re interested in loft spaces. Any leads would be helpful. Thank you!
2020.08.21 19:19 A_D_Tennally"Love in the West is consumerist – we choose a partner to give us what we think we need. But Russians do things differently."
Article 'Romantic regimes' by Polina Aronson, a sociologist who was born in St Petersburg and lives in Berlin. Published here:https://aeon.co/essays/russia-against-the-western-way-of-love In 1996 I left Russia for the first time to spend a school year in the United States. It was a prestigious scholarship; I was 16 and my parents were very excited about the possibility of my somehow slipping into Yale or Harvard afterwards. I, however, could think of only one thing: getting an American boyfriend. In my desk, I kept a precious document of American life, sent to me by a friend who had moved to New York a year earlier: an article about the Pill, ripped from the US girls’ magazine Seventeen. I read it lying in bed, feeling my throat getting dry. Staring into its glossy pages, I dreamed that there, in a different country, I would turn into someone beautiful, someone boys turned their heads for. I dreamed that I would need this kind of pill, too. Two months later, on my first day at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, I went to the library and borrowed a stack of Seventeens that stood taller than me. I was determined to find out precisely what happened between American boys and girls when they started liking each other, and what I was supposed to say and do in order to reach the stage when ‘the Pill’ would prove necessary. Armed with a highlighter and a pen, I looked for words and expressions that had to do with American conduct in courtship and wrote them out on separate cards, just like my English teacher in St Petersburg had taught me. I soon gathered that the lifecycle of a Seventeen-approved relationship went through several clear stages. First, you developed a ‘crush’, normally on a boy a year or two older than yourself. Then, you asked around a bit to establish whether he was a ‘cutie’ or a ‘moron’. If he was the former, Seventeen gave you thumbs up to ‘hook up’ with him once or twice after ‘asking him out’. Throughout the process, several boxes needed to be ticked: did you feel like the young man ‘respected your needs’? Were you comfortable ‘asserting your rights’ – in particular, refusing or initiating ‘body contact’? How was the ‘communication’? If any of the boxes remained unticked, you would ‘dump’ him and start looking for a replacement, until someone who was ‘good boyfriend material’ came along. Then you would start ‘making out on the couch’ and graduate into a Pill‑user. Sitting in the American school library, I stared at my dozens of handwritten notes and saw an abyss opening up: a gulf between the ideals of love that I had grown up with and the exotic stuff I was now encountering. Where I came from, boys and girls were ‘falling in love’ and ‘seeing each other’; the rest was a mystery. The teen film drama that my generation of Russians grew up with – a socialist replica of Romeo and Juliet set in a Moscow commuter neighbourhood – was deliciously unspecific when it came to declarations of love. To express his feelings for the heroine, the protagonist recited the multiplication tables: "Two times two is four. It is as certain as my love. Three times three is nine. That means you are mine. And two times nine is 18, and that’s my favourite number because at 18 we will get married." What else was there to say? Not even our 1,000-page Russian novels could match the complexity of Seventeen’s romantic system. When engaging in love affairs, the countesses and officers were not exactly eloquent; they acted before they spoke, and afterwards, if they weren’t dead as a result of their hasty undertakings, they gazed around speechless and scratched their heads in search of explanations. Although I did not yet have a PhD in sociology, it turned out that what I had been doing with the copies of Seventeen was exactly the kind of work that sociologists of emotion perform in order to understand how we conceptualise love. By analysing the language of popular magazines, TV shows and self-help books and by conducting interviews with men and women in different countries, scholars including Eva Illouz, Laura Kipnis and Frank Furedi have demonstrated clearly that our ideas about love are dominated by powerful political, economic and social forces. Together, these forces lead to the establishment of what we can call romantic regimes: systems of emotional conduct that affect how we speak about how we feel, determine ‘normal’ behaviours, and establish who is eligible for love – and who is not. The clash of romantic regimes was precisely what I was experiencing on that day in the school library. The Seventeen girl was trained for making decisions about whom to get intimate with. She rationalised her emotions in terms of ‘needs’ and ‘rights’, and rejected commitments that did not seem compatible with them. She was raised in the Regime of Choice. By contrast, classic Russian literature (which, when I was coming of age, remained the main source of romantic norms in my country), described succumbing to love as if it were a supernatural power, even when it was detrimental to comfort, sanity or life itself. In other words, I grew up in the Regime of Fate. These two regimes are based on opposing principles. Both of them turn love into an ordeal in their own ways. Nevertheless, in most middle-class, Westernised cultures (including contemporary Russia), the Regime of Choice is asserting itself over all other forms of romance. The reasons for this appear to lie in the ethical principles of neo-liberal, democratic societies, which regard freedom as the ultimate good. However, there is strong evidence that we need to re-consider our convictions, in order to see how they might, in fact, be hurting us in invisible ways. To understand the triumph of choice in the romantic realm, we need to see it in the context of the Enlightenment’s broader appeal to the individual. In economics, the consumer has taken charge of the manufacturer. In faith, the believer has taken charge of the Church. And in romance, the object of love has gradually become less important than its subject. In the 14th century, gazing at Laura’s golden tresses, Petrarch had called the recipient of his affections ‘divine’ and believed her to be the most sublime proof of God‘s existence. Some 600 years later, another man bedazzled by a different heap of golden tresses – Thomas Mann’s Gustav von Aschenbach – concluded that it was he, not the handsome Tadzio, who was the touchstone of love: "[T]he lover was nearer the divine than the beloved; for the god was in the one but not in the other – perhaps the tenderest, most mocking thought that ever was thought, and source of all the guile and secret bliss the lover knows." This observation from Mann’s novella Death in Venice (1912) encapsulates a great cultural leap that occurred somewhere close to the beginning of the 20th century. Somehow, the Lover pushed the Beloved from the centre of attention. The divine, unknowable and unreachable Other is no longer the subject of our love stories. Instead, we are interested in the Self, with all its childhood traumas, erotic dreams and idiosyncrasies. Examining and protecting this fragile Self by teaching it to pick its affections properly is the main project of the Regime of Choice – a project brought to fruition using a popularised version of psychotherapeutic knowledge. The most important requirement for choice is not the availability of multiple options. It is the existence of a savvy, sovereign chooser who is well aware of his needs and who acts on the basis of self-interest. Unlike all previous lovers who ran amok and acted like lost children, the new romantic hero approaches his emotions in a methodical, rational way. He sees an analyst, reads self-help literature and participates in couples counselling. Moreover, he might learn ‘love languages’, read into neuro-linguistic programming, or quantify his feelings by marking them on a scale from 1 to 10. The American philosopher Philip Rieff called this type ‘the psychological man’. In Freud: The Mind of a Moralist (1959), Rieff describes him as "anti-heroic, shrewd, carefully counting his satisfactions and dissatisfactions, studying unprofitable commitments as the sins most to be avoided". The psychological man is a romantic technocrat who believes that the application of the right tools at the right time can straighten out the tangled nature of our emotions. This, of course, applies to both genders: the psychological woman also follows the rules, or, rather The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr Right (1995). Here are just some of the time-tested secrets assembled by its authors Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider: Rule 2. Don’t Talk to a Man First (and Don’t Ask Him to Dance) Rule 3. Don’t Stare at Men or Talk Too Much Rule 4. Don’t Meet Him Halfway or Go Dutch on a Date Rule 5. Don’t Call Him and Rarely Return His Calls Rule 6. Always End Phone Calls First The premise of The Rules is simple: because men are genetically wired to chase women, if women show them even the tiniest degree of empathy or interest, this has the effect of upsetting the biological equilibrium, ‘emasculating’ the man and reducing the woman to the status of a miserable abandoned she-animal. The Rules has been criticised for an almost idiotic degree of biological determinism. Nevertheless, new editions continue to appear, and the ‘hard-to-get’ femininity that it advocates has become a commonplace of modern dating advice. Why does it remain so popular? The reason surely lies in its underlying message: "One of the greatest payoffs of doing The Rules is that you grow to love only those who love you. If you have been following the suggestions in this book, you have learned to take care of yourself. […] You are busy with interests and hobbies and dating, and you are not calling or chasing men. […] You love with your head, not just your heart." In the Regime of Choice, the no-man’s land of love – that minefield of unreturned calls, ambiguous emails, erased dating profiles and awkward silences – must be minimised. No more pondering ‘what if’ and ‘why’. No more tears. No more sweaty palms. No more suicides. No more poetry, novels, sonatas, symphonies, paintings, letters, myths, sculptures. The psychological man or woman needs only one thing: steady progress towards a healthy relationship between two autonomous individuals who satisfy each other’s emotional needs – until a new choice sets them apart. This triumph of choice is also bolstered by socio-biological arguments. Lifelong captivity in a bad relationship, we are told, is for Neanderthals. Helen Fisher, a professor of anthropology at Rutgers University and the world’s most famous love researcher, suggests that we have outgrown our millennia-long agricultural heritage, and no longer need monogamous relationships. We are now evolutionarily impelled to seek different partners for different needs – if not simultaneously, then at different stages of our lives. Fisher celebrates the modern lack of pressure to commit: we should all, ideally, spend at least 18 months with someone to decide whether they are good for us and whether we make a good match. With the absolute availability of contraceptives, unwanted pregnancies and disease can be fully eradicated; childbearing is fully disengaged from courtship, and so we can take the time to give our potential partner a test-drive without fear of the consequences. Compared with other historical conventions about romance, the Regime of Choice might seem like a Gore-Tex jacket next to a hair shirt. Its greatest promise is that love needn’t cause pain. According to the polemics that Kipnis develops in Against Love (2003), the only suffering the Regime of Choice recognises is the supposedly productive strain of ‘working on a relationship’: tears shed in the couples therapist‘s room, wretched attempts at conjugal sex, daily inspection of mutual needs, the disappointment of a break-up with someone who is ‘not good for you’. You are allowed to have sore muscles but you cannot have accidents. By making heartbroken lovers into the authors of their own trouble, popular advice produces a new form of social hierarchy: an emotional stratification based on the misidentification of maturity with self-sufficiency. And this, argues Illouz, is precisely why 21st-century love still hurts. First, we lack the legitimacy of those love-torn duelists and suicides of the previous centuries. They at least enjoyed social recognition based on the general understanding of love as a mad, inexplicable force that not even the strongest minds can resist. Nowadays, yearning for a specific pair of eyes (or legs, for that matter) is no longer a valid occupation, and so one’s love pangs are exacerbated by the consciousness of one’s social and psychological inadequacy. From the perspective of the Regime of Choice, the heart-broken Emmas, Werthers and Annas of the 19th century are not simply inept lovers – they are psychologically illiterate, if not evolutionarily passé. Mark Manson, a relationship coach with more than 2 million readers online, writes: "Romantic sacrifice is idealised in our culture. Show me almost any romantic movie and I’ll show you a desperate and needy character who treats themselves like dog shit for the sake of being in love with someone." In the Regime of Choice, committing oneself too strongly, too early, too eagerly is a sign of an infantile psyche. It shows a worrying readiness to abandon the self-interest so central to our culture. Second, and even more importantly, the Regime of Choice is blind to structural limitations that make some people less willing – or less able – to choose than others. This occurs not only because we have unequal endowments of what the British sociologist Catherine Hakim calls ‘erotic capital’ (that is, some of us are prettier than others). In fact, the biggest problem about choice is that whole groups of individuals might, actually, be disadvantaged by it. Illouz, a professor of sociology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has argued persuasively that the individualistic appeal of the Regime of Choice tends to cast the desire for commitment as ‘loving too much’ – that is, loving against one’s own self-interest. Although enough broken-hearted men are pathologised for their ‘neediness’ and ‘inability to let go’, it is mostly women who fall into categories of ‘co-dependent’ and ‘immature’. Across class and race, they are trained to make themselves self-sufficient – to ‘not love too much’, to just ‘celebrate themselves’ (per the The Rules, above). The trouble is, a bubble bath cannot substitute for a loving gaze or a long-awaited phone call, let alone make you pregnant – whatever Cosmo might suggest. Sure enough, you can have IVF and grow into an inspiringly mature, wonderfully independent single mother of thriving triplets. But the greatest gift of love – the recognition of one’s worth as an individual – is an essentially social matter. For that, you need a significant Other. You’ve got to drink a lot of Chardonnay to circumvent this plain fact. But perhaps the greatest problem with the Regime of Choice stems from its misconception of maturity as absolute self-sufficiency. Attachment is infantilised. The desire for recognition is rendered as ‘neediness’. Intimacy must never challenge ‘personal boundaries’. While incessantly scolded to take responsibility for our own selves, we are strongly discouraged from taking any for our loved ones: after all, our interference in their lives, in the form of unsolicited advice or suggestions for change, might prevent their growth and self-discovery. Caught between too many optimisation scenarios and failure options, we are faced with the worst affliction of the Regime of Choice: self-absorption without self-sacrifice. Where I come from, however, we have the opposite problem: self-sacrifice often comes without much self-examination at all. Julia Lerner, an Israeli sociologist of emotions at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, recently conducted a study into the ways that Russians talk about love. The purpose of her research was to find out whether, as a result of the post-communist, neo-liberal turn, the gap between Seventeen magazine and the Tolstoy novel had finally started to close. The answer is: not really. Having analysed discussions in various TV talk shows, conducted interviews and done content analysis of the Russian press, she established that, to Russians, love remains "a destiny, a moral act and a value; it is irresistible, it requires sacrifice and implies suffering and pain". Indeed, whereas the concept of maturity that lies at the heart of the Regime of Choice regards romantic pain as an aberration and a sign of poor decision-making, the Russians consider maturity to be the capacity to bear that very pain, sometimes to an absurd degree. A middle-class American who falls in love with a married woman is advised to break up with the lady and to schedule 50 hours of therapy. A Russian in a similar situation, however, storms the woman’s house and pulls her out by the hand, straight from the hob with stewing borsch, past crying children and a husband frozen with game controller in hand. Sometimes, it goes well: I know a couple who have been together happily for 15 years since the day he kidnapped her from a conjugal New Year’s feast. But in most cases, the Regime of Fate produces mess. In terms of bulk numbers, Russians have a greater number of marriages, divorces and abortions per capita than any other developed country. These statistics document an impetus to do whatever it takes to act upon emotions, and often at the cost of one’s own comfort. Russian romance is closely accompanied by substance abuse, domestic violence and abandoned children: the by-products of lives that were never really thought through very clearly. Apparently, believing in fate each time you fall in love is not such a great alternative to excessive choice. But to solve the afflictions of our culture, we do not need to give up on the principle of choice altogether. Instead, we must dare to choose the unknown, to take uncalculated risks and be vulnerable. By ‘vulnerability’ I do not mean the coquettish exposure of weaknesses meant to test the compatibility between you and your date. My plea is for existential vulnerability, for the re-mystification of love into what it essentially is: an unpredictable force that usually catches you unawares. If the understanding of maturity as self-sufficiency is so detrimental to the way we love under the Regime of Choice, then it is precisely this understanding that needs to be reconsidered. To become truly adult, we need to embrace the unpredictability that loving someone other than ourselves entails. We should dare to cross those personal boundaries and run one step ahead of ourselves; not at a Russian pace, maybe, but just slightly quicker than we are used to. So. Make loud love proposals. Move in with someone before feeling completely ready for it. Grumble at a partner for no reason and have that person grumble back, just like that, because we are human. Have a child when the timing seems bad. And finally, we need to re-claim our right to pain. Let us dare to agonise about love. As Brené Brown, a sociologist studying vulnerability and shame at the University of Houston, suggests, perhaps "our capacity for whole-heartedness can never be greater than our willingness to be broken-hearted". Rather than obsessing over the integrity of our selves, we need to learn to give parts of those selves to others – and acknowledge, finally, that we are dependent on each other, even if a Seventeen columnist might call it co-dependent.
2020.08.20 00:09 jssyphaxBottle swaps and other Columbus beer resources?
I've lived in Columbus a few months now and I'm trying to find some trade partners, bottle swaps, or even other Columbus beer Facebook or Reddit groups. I'm from Cincinnati so I'm pretty familiar with all of the breweries up here, just looking to connect with the local beer community. Thanks!
2020.08.12 19:09 eltato_williamI'm living in Sparks, NV, and looking for a Job but I'm having a hard time trying to find out my right position matching to my resume, what would be the best positions that I should be focused on applying for?
SPANISH, native ENGLISH, bilingual ITALIAN, beginner INTERNATIONAL TRADE BUSINESS (Own Startup) Cincinnati, OH January 2019 to January 2020 Project Manager (100% Remote Position) Project Builder. Reduced from 6 months to 4 weeks the integration timeline of an electric Tier one company to validate a $200k in savings supplier but with a score of 4/100 in their Management test, by integrating a team with the Group SQA, the Machining Segment Leader, the Project Buyer to analyze the test and address the issues to the right team member. Pricing/CostingAnalysis. Gained an MLB one-year deal to supply baseballs for a manufacturer with certified test performance technology but no experience negotiating in the US, by guiding the sales team during the two months of negotiations. Leading the sales team in meetings, coordinating sample tests, and pricing inquiries. Strategic Partnering. Lifted our network from 1-person 100+ added value Mexican manufacturers but no leads, to 30+ business representatives across the US and 15 new deals per year, by partnering with Globica a sourcing company based in Minnesota. Growing their product innovation manufacturers panel in Mexico. PROMEXICO Mexico March 2012 to January 2019 Business Manager / January 2015 – January 2019 (70% Remote Work) Regional Executive / March 2012 – December 2014 Business Development Team Leader. Expanded the international presence of an Automation manufacturer, by setting up its 1st commercial site in Germany. Addressing their expansion to Munich, Dublin, and Amsterdam as potential locations. Involving and leading through the project timeline, a team of business development specialists, integrated by colleagues from the branches in each location, daily feeding and monitoring their following ups on our CRM and in our weekly project meetings until the closing stage. Partnerships Acquisition. Boosted our client acquisition from 9 to 17+ projects/year ($500k-$2M/project), at the same time capable of addressing our client’s no related needs to any of our partner's services solutions, by building relationships with Presidents of the main local commerce chambers that held 80% of the business community, co-organizing B2B trade shows and exhibits with them, which later establishing those events as one of the chamber benefits. Sales Process Improvement. Optimized our branch capacity of simultaneously driving projects from 2 up to 10 per month and a structure to monitoring them, by building a team addressing stakeholder needs. Integrated by members from the branch abroad, Partnerships and Industry Related Units, and our branch bringing a well-connected working team. Sales Team Operations Training. Upgraded our interns from an administrative support role into a Commercial Representative with their own KPIs. Properly prepared to naturally bring solutions proposals to specific client's unique challenges, by implementing correctly a one-week training along with a practical manual where the apprentice will adequately acknowledge the most proper habits at effective work, business communications, addressing agency services, and sales tools. Bachelor’s degree in Economics by the UASLP School of Business and Economics Mexico 2012 Training in B2B and B2C Sales Impulse System by OPC Business Consulting May 2020 Writing Workshop of Emotional Business June 2020 Diploma in Project Management - Agile Method by Shaw Academy July 2020 CRM Tools (SAP, CRM by Oracle, HubSpot, Agile) / Microsoft Tools (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook) Communications Tools (Zoom, Skype, Google Meet)
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