2021.06.15 18:05 maybedisco_boy I enjoy when someone in our group is playing music thru a Bluetooth speaker while hiking
I often see these comments/ posts where everyone is piling on about how shitty and entitled these people are. My friend group, which is about 6-10 people depending on the trip, always will have music playing if we’re on a hike longer than 3-4 miles. I also don’t mind when I hear other people in other groups pass us with THEIR music playing.
Hiking is different for everyone and some people enjoy to be groovin to their fave songs.
If we’re all hiking and inevitably passing each other anyway then why do we need to hate on it so much? Let people enjoy things whether it be silence or music. Keep on walking and everyone gets to enjoy our days, no?
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2021.06.15 18:05 bsj72380 Reddit Monthly ALTTPR Series (June Week 3)
The top runners so far (through two weeks):
u/anongogogo: 6.00 pts
u/LPMX87: 5.98 pts
u/Mikael_Johansson: 5.76 pts
Here is June's Spreadsheet for you to post your times.
Here are the detailed rules for the contest
A reminder of the basics of what we are doing:
You'll get scored on each seed in the series. The seeds you can compete in are:
2021.06.15 18:05 wielderofglamdring Authoritarian Myth-Making in Armenia
I wanted to address a recurring theme I’m seeing within Armenian political discourse, particularly on the other Armenia sub. There is a prevailing wisdom that Robert Kocharyan represents a kind of suffocating authoritarian system that stands in sharp contrast to the more democratically minded Pashinyan regime. While the widespread myths of our republic’s history undoubtedly support this viewpoint, these notions are again, ultimately justified on mere myths and do not correspond to reality. I will begin with a short overview of the Levon Ter-Petrosyan regime then begin to address some of the recurring myths that justify this particular viewpoint on Kocharyan.
Armenia’s first President Levon Ter-Petrosyan was someone who came into power with remarkable popularity, yet became a bit of a fallen hero by the end of his first term, bringing Armenia to a period of fairly autocratic rule. Ter-Petrosyan is a pivotal case study because of his status as the first post-independence leader of Armenia. This role set many of the same norms that later regimes would continue. He also offers an important point of comparison for the later Kocharyan regime. In the early part of his presidency in 1992, Petrosyan accused the ARF of a number of crimes and banned the party (effectively the largest and most well-organized opposition party at the time) from the country in an outright authoritarian manner (Astourian 2000, pg. 40). LTP was also tainted by a fairly prolific amount of unsolved political murders (Astourian 2000, pg. 44). All of these factors, in addition to the election of 1996, whom many international organizations had deemed as rigged, had a serious impact on the perception of Armenia by international organizations and think tanks. In fact, by 1996, Armenia was categorized as an autocracy by foremost political research group POLITY. This rating held until Levon’s exit 2 years later. .The entrance of Kocharyan, which coincided with the lifting of the ban on the ARF, led to the autocracy rating improving to the level of an open anocracy, a rating which would persist throughout the Kocharyan and Sargsyan regimes. This cursory glance offers a clear picture of the authoritarian tendencies and blatantly anti-democratic tendencies of the first president. While Kocharyan did not lift Armenia into the category of a full democracy, the improvements in the political sphere are quite notable, at least when considering the POLITY score (a foremost method of judging political openness). An open anocracy is just below a democracy, being a kind of pseudo-oligarchic structure with greater political participation and competitiveness, albeit less than democracies.
I’d like to take a brief moment to address the two predominant events shaping coverage of Kocharyan: October 27, 1999 and March 1, 2008. While these events are undoubtedly tragedies, there is a distinct lack of evidence linking Kocharyan directly as the primary and sole person responsible for these incidents. While the investigation into the October 27 killings could be described as problematic, they still ultimately resulted in no evidence linking Kocharyan to the murders. Furthermore, Kocharyan himself negotiated with Nairi Hunanyan and the other actors, personally intervening to ensure the peaceful apprehension and subsequent trial for the perpetrators. These actions are inconsistent with the view that these killings were ultimately orchestrated by Kocharyan. In that case, Kocharyan would be motivated by the removal of any and all witnesses and evidence linking himself to the crime. Also, Hunanyan and much of the other perpetrators received life sentences, which they are serving to this day. One would think, that especially with the ascendancy of a new regime in Nikol Pashinyan, there would be enough incentive and safety for Hunanyan and the other ring-leaders to reveal a link to Kocharyan. Thus, while these conspiracy theories are widespread, they are fairly light on evidence and are largely built on speculation. While the assassinations may have benefitted certain actors, this does not immediately mean that said actors are responsible for the murders.
March 1 has also been discussed countless times, particularly as it relates to the personal role of Nikol Pashinyan, who at the time was a notorious LTP ally. I’d add a few points to this discourse. First, leaked US diplomatic cabals provided by Wikileaks described Pashinyan as a “radical”, "militant" figure within the Levon camp. Furthermore, US diplomats mentioned that Pashinyan himself had "incite[d] demonstrators to engage in violent confrontations with police". Audio recordings of that day support this view, with a notable clip of Nikol talking about “liberating the city from Kharabakhtsi wretches” and exhorting protestors to arm themselves not painting a pretty picture of the supposedly pro-democracy Nikol. The other elephant in the room consists of Levon himself being a ruthless dictator, whom Nikol was willing to violently reinstate as president. These are not the actions of someone who is committed to the democratic rules of the game. Two police officers also died during the March 1 events, which points to the reality that violence was used on both sides.
The polarization of the current campaign season also shows the ugly side of Nikol. Repeated calls (sometimes while brandishing a hammer) towards “the citizens’ revenge”, “political vendettas”, and tramplings of opponents “literally and figuratively” are again not the signs of the liberal hero that Western media and Pashinyan supporters would like to portray him as. The Pashinyan regime has consistently polarized the populace while painting opposition as illegitimate. Beyond just rhetoric though, the Pashinyan regime has consistently assaulted the courts, calling people to blockade courtrooms, while pursuing legislation that would curtail free speech. The liberal democratic image of Pashinyan is simply a veneer for a radical figure willing to promote violence and discord for political ends.
It is not the purpose of this short analysis to paint Kocharyan in an overtly positive light. Numerous accusations of political killings and manipulated elections expose Kocharyan as a figure whose commitment to democracy is dubious. However, the ignorant dichotomy that people pose as “democracy vs dictatorship” as embodied by Pashinyan and Kocharyan respectively is completely untrue. Both figures represent a relatively soft, but still potent form of authoritarianism despite the kind of populist rhetoric emphasizing the “people” that Nikol loves to use.
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2021.06.15 18:05 GamrGamez This is for the people who dont have time to watch a 4 hour VOD
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2021.06.15 18:05 guacavocado What is "HH" on ThinkPad logo?
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2021.06.15 18:05 Lemon__ninja 21 Questions
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2021.06.15 18:05 Avitard89 Hate who I am as a person. Would not want to be friends with me either.
Maybe saying this to strangers will offer me some insight. (On mobile, apologies for formatting)
I hate who I am as a person. I wouldn't want to be friends with me.
I'm depressed. Fat. Ugly. And am in my early 30'sF. No Contact with my family, by choice but it still hurts. My social life is non existent. Talk to some people while at work and sometimes get a text message outside of work. Most of my text messages I send go unanswered.
I have a boyfriend who I live with. We adore each other and love one another. Being in a relationship and being this depressed makes me feel ashamed. There are those with it far worse then I and they do not have the comfort of a partner when they come home; but I do and I still feel this awful all the time? How pathetic.
I'm boring. Like, omg, am I a boring person. I have no post secondary education and there for feel inadequit in a lot of conversations. I have a few hobbies (all involving crafts/arts) that I rarely do anything with. Will go months, sometimes a year, before touching one of them and trying to create a piece.
Say that I hate TV but yet I spend hours watching it every day. Because I don't know what else to do. Almost always I don't have any motivation or interest to work on a hobby. So I put some thing on TV and putter on my phone, mostly on Reddit. Work on my AC Island a little. Hours will go by and each hour makes me feel even worse. More depressed. More ashamed. The self hatred grows stronger. Yet I still cannot make myself do anything else. Hate and shame because I am wasting my days away watching TV when I want to be doing some thing else - but yet I don't do some thing else.
Born on the other side of the country from where I currently live. It is what I wanted and where I want to stay. The friend I moved here with, has since left and went back home. Been living here for 9 years and do not have anything to show for it. Retail job, then another retail job. Failed relationship to my current one. No schooling. No online courses. Nothing. Minimum wage job and a basic retail one at that. Meanwhile my friend started a life, a family, is thriving.
The friends I thought I made through work, turns out they are not friendships. After weeks of being the only conversation initiater, canceled plans, and forgotten plans, it is better to just stop and give up. It is making me come off even more pathetic as a person.
Need to loose weight for health reasons and personal vanity reasons. Yet, even knowing that I need to, I cannot discipline myself. Still eating the bad food and too much of it. Still snacking on junk. Still eating too big of portions.
I am terrified At some point my partner is going to become repulsed by me and not want to be with me any more. Do share my worries and fear with them, but I also try not to dump my problems onto them. We are partners, but they still do not deserve to have constant problems dumped onto them. Want them to still be proud to be with me. Worry that they will become ashamed of me.
We all have personality flaws. All of us. But even knowing that I highligh my own and tend to focus on them. Not in a good way. Stressing over them. Worrying about 'who I am'. Constantly trying to change my personality to make myself more likeable - to the point where some times I don't know what my personality is, have changed it so much. I hate my flaws. I hate having them. I hate seeing them be so obvious. When I try to engage in a new friendship, I can ALWAYS tell when the other person starts to pull away due to my flaws. And... I can't blame them. I wouldn't like me either.
Focus too much on the negative. Cannot seem focus on anything good in my own life. I don't text the few friends I have because all I have to say is negative, or whiney, or depressing - so why bother? People do not like only being around negativity. Your friends do not like being an emotional support human for every conversation. And because all I feel is sadness and shame, I don't bother texting because I don't want to burden them.
Want to go into therapy but not sure where to start. Okay, I know where to look in my community and city. I know what websites to go to. But that's NOT what I mean. Where do I began on myself? What do I tell them? Do I start from the beginning and work up to the present? I don't know if I want to dig up my past tramas and experiences. I don't know if I can handle reliving those memories - but I know I have to, to take a step in healing and moving forward.
Fuck, I am in idiot. I give GREAT advice and support, and do nothing to help myself. Even now I don't know why I am writing this. It's not like internet strangers are magically going to make my life any better or reach out to form bonds of friendship.
If you read this, thank you for not skipping past. My writing is awful and I cannot focus my thoughts properly.
(This is on my main account because honestly, what do I have to lose. My account is not interesting.)
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2021.06.15 18:05 Ludbunta Is this bud moldy?
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2021.06.15 18:05 connorqueenreddit Trading for shiny eevee!
Hey guys, I’m begging to try to start shut hunting- and at the moment I really would like shiny eevee! I can do a blastoise! And a noivern after, if you could just put a Pokémon that doesn’t really matter- so it’s like a freebie. Anyway, thanks for reading this 😃
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2021.06.15 18:05 PonkKastle trailer auido from botw 2
2021.06.15 18:05 blokops What's the silliest item in your bucket list?
2021.06.15 18:05 cretaceouscomputer In case you find this useful to have on the background while working/coding (I do).
2021.06.15 18:05 Particular_Glass_140 Greyfox Mod Was An Asshole College Professor Banker Boomer Fuck. Waspy assed Bitch.
I hated that fuck. He was at a place, totse, that was about goofing around and creating fun new shit. And he acted like a miserable high school detention teacher. Totally a tool. Totally a scumbag that had no place at totse. Who TF let him be a mod there?
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2021.06.15 18:05 Nikan_Mkhtp I wish i didn't waste my bonuses on br
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2021.06.15 18:05 Baroninthehood Dean Henderson on Twitter : I worked so hard to be in this position. I’m Devastated to have to withdraw through injury!! I want to wish my team mates all the best for the up and coming games. BRING IT HOME 🏴 👊🏻
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2021.06.15 18:05 Zestyclose-Sell7801 Shoe black
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2021.06.15 18:05 AlexisDidUrMom Catboys are weird they be like meow UwU *pisses in ur shoes*
2021.06.15 18:05 svanapps r/ethereum - 😍😍😍
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2021.06.15 18:05 sadgirlsclub1 Seeking Quality Downtown Pedicure Suggestion
Hey! I’m coming to Vancouver for the day for a specialist appointment, and I have some extra time to kill before.
Does anyone have a suggestion for a quality nail salon in proper Vancouver? (Yes, I mean the downtown core - No where in Burnaby/New West/beyond, please)
Thank you so much!!!
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2021.06.15 18:05 Knit-Kat Enormous Lag and FPS drops on Console
Playing this update has been a really big struggle for console so far (PS4 is system I use). Any time Nemesis uses his power, the game will lag, no matter who he attacked or where he was on the map.
If he hooks someone, the game lags. If a survivor does a quick action, the game will lag. Pallets on the Raccoon City map flicker in some corridors as well, making them look like they’re a glitch or invisible until you run into them.
The map is visually stunning, so I’m hoping the lag and frame rate drops lessen down the road. Anyone else running into the same problems?
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2021.06.15 18:05 AidThisFellowUser Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - E3 2021 Teaser Trailer - Nintendo Direct
2021.06.15 18:05 rmeq Fans of teams eliminated from the postseason, who are you rooting for to win the title
I’m a Cavs fan, our season ended a while back so I was rooting for Portland like I always do cause they’re my second team, and the Lakers too cause of LeBron. But then those two got knocked off.
Of the remaining teams I’m rooting for the Clippers to win the championship. Not a huge fan of the other 3 west teams, I like all the remaining east teams especially Milwaukee. So I’d really be looking forward to a a Clippers-Bucks Finals and hope LA wins since I like Kawhi, Morris, and PG a lot.
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2021.06.15 18:05 samurai_sauce765 VU International Minor Faculty of Med
Hey I am a Canadian International student coming to study at VU in September. I am trying to choose my minor module within the faculty of medicine and wanted some insight on workload and intensity of the minors?
During my exchange I want to travel and obviously have fun so I don't want a minor that is super, super heavy.
I am thinking of the "Move Your Body" module or "Cardiovascular Challenges in organ systems"
Any insight would be awesome - thanks
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