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2020.09.27 03:31 BitchspotBlog Reddit broken, only in Firefox

Today has been a nightmare on Reddit. It's only Reddit and I thought it was just a Reddit problem, but it cannot be duplicated in any other browser. Every time I get on, I get errors, failed loads, etc. It will load only 25 messages (it's always exactly 25) and stop. It won't load any trending communities, even if you try to go in and look at all of them, it's just a blank page. Everything else in the sidebar loads fine, just not the trending communities in the top right corner.
Everything works fine through Chromium. It is only a problem in Firefox.
I have cleared cookies and site data, cleared history, etc. No change. I am running the most recent version of Firefox for Windows 10. I've logged in, logged out, it doesn't seem to make a difference. This wasn't an issue yesterday and I've done no updating to my system at all.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
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2020.09.27 03:25 saigeco The "Black Lives Matter" Movement is the Largest Scale Mass Hysteria Incident in Modern History

Copying the post from FreeSpeech as I couldn't share a link. I haven't written this but fully agree with this (unpopular) opinion.
The blm movement is going to be remembered as one of society's largest scale incidents of mass hysteria built on overt lies and hatred. By nature of their support, hundreds of thousands of otherwise good people are socially endorsing the violence that arises from these hateful "causes" based on utter fabrications.
The definition of terrorism: the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
Whether you support their cause or not, both blm and antifa as organizations fit the literal definition of terrorism. If you don't call them that yourself, that's fine, until recently neither did the American government, but merely saying that they aren't terrorists because you might think they have a reason for their actions is a subjective opinion on something that is otherwise an objective fact. blm/antifa and their supporters are responsible for a great number of increasingly violent attacks in recent years targeted towards opposing views (namely white people and Trump supporters), where they've earned the ire that's currently directed towards them. It's time we collectively began to address these left-wing extremists for what they truly are.
black lives matter as both an organization and as a "social statement" were founded primarily on the basis of "systemic racism" and "police brutality". Both of which have very little merit outside of left-wing echochambers, with almost all of its messaging crumbling under the slightest bit of scrutiny (if it's supporters ever bothered to scrutinize what they are being indoctrinated by).
"Systemic racism" is a catch-all term for any and everything to do with race, applied ad hoc to whatever scenarios people would like changed, whether that's in the public and private school systems, our systems of law and the histories of great nations. No legal definition or even standard application of the word has been decided, and everyone has their own variation on what the word means. And yet, governmental bodies themselves and people are changing the way we act, talk and think in order to combat this vague THEORY (and I stress that word).
"Police brutality" has been a term applied to virtually any instance of law enforcement being applied with force (and sometimes even without it), specifically and especially in regards to any crime committed by someone of the black community. Repeated study after study of police shootings has disputed any notion of "racism" being a factor in police shootings, and yet the stereotype of "evil, racist police" continues to spread. Some studies have even shown the opposite to be true, that white officers are less likely to shoot black suspects, and adjusted for ratios in crime and population white suspects are more likely to be shot by cops (various studies to follow below). And yet, every time a black person is killed by police, regardless of whether or not they were resisting arrest or actively trying to hurt or kill other people, the "police brutality" and "racism" cards have been pulled to demonize lawful shootings to undermine the faith citizens have in their police and government.
Here are some facts and statistics (or what would probably be considered the real enemy to the blm movement...the truth).
In American cops make about 10,000,000 arrests a year. Those ten million arrests don't include detentions, traffic stops or any of the other peaceful public interactions that make up the remaining approximately 60,000,000 police and citizen contact every year. On average per year, only about 1,000 of those 70 MILLION people interacted with end up dead due to police. Yet, people act like their chances of dying at the hands of a cop are anything but minuscule. The entire blm narrative is built on the foundation of "police brutality" and "racism" that simply isn't reflected in reality.
We're not even going to begin to discuss how many of those 1,000 people killed by cops each year are armed and dangerous (which is the majority of cases), or how many of them aren’t black (also the majority). It's also important to note that in police reporting "unarmed" does not mean "not violent". We can even assume, for the sake of argument, that none of those 1,000 police killings each year are justified (even though the vast majority of them are). The ratio of unarmed black men shot and killed (23) in 2018 was 1 out of 67,334 black men arrested. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting, there were 686,665 sworn police officers in the United States in 2018. That’s one unarmed black male shot and killed for every 49,047 sworn police officers. Out of the nearly 47.8 million black Americans, the police have shot roughly one unarmed black male per roughly 2.1 million people.
The inevitable conversation that follows is that black people only represent 14% of the US population, how is it that they make up such a high number of overall police deaths**.** blm and it's supporters would like to propagate the idea that it's racism. Which fortunately has little factual basis in this topic. This is where we need to have those brutal, honest conversations that everyone claims to want to have regarding race (silence is violence after all), but nobody is actually allowed to discuss without being banned, canceled or called a racist nazi.
In the US, the American black population represents 53% of convicted murders, 29% of rapes, 54% of robberies, 33% of assaults, 43% of weapons charges, 29% of domestic abuse and 27% of drug abuse violations among others (continuing to over index in almost all areas of remaining crime). The vast majority of these crimes were conducted by males, meaning that half of the violent crime in America is committed by less than the roughly 6-7% of black men in the US. It's not only understandable but expected that there would be a higher degree of violence involved in these arrests, as usually the type of person that's being arrested for murder isn't likely to go without a fight, nor would they like to spend their lives in prison. Ignoring these facts is tantamount to delusion.
Almost all studies that conclude that black people are killed disproportionately fail to factor in crime rates into their models, whether on purpose to reach a desired conclusion or via a poor scientific process. Those are very relevant statistics that cannot be ignored when discussing police interactions with black people, nor can they be discarded in studies, as they help to explain why there is a disparity between the black population and arrests/deaths. Many who like to dismiss these figures do so by doing what they always do, and cry "racism", whether it's the mere use of these statistics or in the very core of every single arrest that makes up the data.
But simply hand-waving away the reason that there are so many violent interactions between the black community and the police due to "racism" is disingenuous and deliberate. The reasons behind those crime rates and why the black community is plagued by crime are extraordinarily complicated, and very well may contain elements of race and racism reaching back decades (such as the Welfare system and Jim Crow laws), but that’s an entirely separate conversation for another day unrelated to the premise of "police brutality towards blacks". The fact of the matter is, the black community has and will continue to have problems with overwhelming violence without real intervention, and its these problems that lead to further violent interactions with police.
Keeping the aforementioned statistics in mind, each year, American cops kill more white people, both in raw numbers and when adjusted for crime rates, than black people (note: the study has since been retracted due to public inference, however, the data included remains valid, even more studies with similar findings below). Only roughly .009% of all arrests ended with a civilian death regardless of race, and for every 10 deadly weapon assaults on a police officer there was as a result of 1 fatal police shooting, or in other words, even in encounters with deadly weapons police will only fatally shoot about 10% of the time. In fact, research done by the National Police Research Platform, only roughly 27% of those 680,000+ officers report ever even firing their gun on duty (which doesn't specifically entail actually shooting someone either, just the fact that they've shot their weapon). And yet the narrative of blood thirsty police persists.
Contrary to the black lives matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police.In 2015, black civil-rights commissioner Peter Kirsanow famously defended the police by acknowledging that a police officer is roughly 18.5x more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer, a number that's been repeated ad nauseam and is roughly supported by statistics year after year (it lowers to roughly 2.5x more likely for a cop to be killed by armed black males than the reverse). Factually, black males have made up nearly 50 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade even though they are only 6-7% of the overall population.
White people make up roughly over 50% of known race homicide victims, with caucasians representing roughly 76% of the total US population. Black people were 45% of known race homicide victims, but only 13% of the population. Which means the homicide rate for blacks was 3.5x their percentage of the US population, making them over five times as likely to be homicide victims.
According to a Bureau of Justice Statistics 2018 study, 15.3% of violent crimes against whites were committed by blacks for a total of 547,948 crimes, with violent black offenders being 1.8x their percent of the population. In contrast, whites committed 10.6% of violent crimes against blacks for a total of 59,777 crimes, making up 0.8x their percentage of the population. But of violent crime against black people, 70% of the time the offender was reported by the victim themselves as black, which is supportive of the epidemic of black-on-black violence increasing across the country. The offender to victim ratio shows that violent incidents involving black offenders (22%) was twice the percentage of black victims (11%).
Hate crime statistics actually show that in recent years, anti-black incidents overall fell to a recent record low share of all hate crime, while anti-white and other races have seen increases in hate crime towards them. Meanwhile hate crimes committed by black offenders continues to increase year over year, reaching a high of 24% of all reported hate crimes despite making up only 14% of the population. In major cities such as New York, black perpetrators make up the majority of hate crimes towards Jewish and LGBT people, again, despite the narrative that says black people are society's current victims of discrimination.
People need to stop acting like, just because they’re black, they’ll die if they interact with the cops or that white people are targeting black people with racism and hatred. Of course in a country of hundreds of millions of people there is going to be anti-black racism. But it certainly isn't to the degree in which activists like to perpetuate, such as it being a public health crisis. Statistics simply do not reflect any reality in which this absurdity is true, unless a concentrated effort is put into disqualifying and discounting data that opposes the narrative. If anything, the crime data, statistics on police shootings and the general modern societal zeitgeist would suggest an active and ongoing discrimination against whites. But hey, that's another topic for another day isn't it.
The questions that decent human beings need to seriously ask themselves in regards to police is, are you committing crimes? Are you going to resist if the cops try to arrest you? I would hope not for both of those questions. In 2020, there's no excuse for that level of ignorance. Therefore, your chances of dying at the hands of the police are virtually zero. But, the best part is, even if you are committing crimes and resisting arrest, your chances of dying at the hands of the police are still virtually zero, regardless of your skin color or particular demographic.That's the statistical fact. No matter how many slogans are chanted or how many times ACAB is gratified onto buildings, it doesn't suddenly mean the police are out to kill anyone.
The gaslighting from the media and the blm supporters claim that the violent actions of a "few" rioters do not represent most of the "peaceful group" (a courtesy not extended to the legitimately mostly peaceful police). The left-leaning Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project reports that in the summer of 2020 alone (not including the continued riots in September) there were 7,750+ demonstrations related to blm. Of those, over 1000 included some sort of assault on police and/or bystanders, arson or looting but yet were not declared riots.
Over 570 of those "peaceful protests" in 220 locations turned violent to the degree that they were declared riots. That's 570+ "mostly peaceful protests" barely covered by mainstream news, that seemingly most supporters of blm refuse to acknowledge even occurred, which included an estimated $2 billion dollars in damages (most of which isn't covered by insurance, done to local family businesses, many black owned), along with a few dozen related fatalities (including targeted, accidental and incidental, more to follow below) and countless incidents of arson, looting and assault against bystanders and police. ACLED also stated that of those demonstrations, only 5% of them have been met with force by police, which is obviously roughly the same percentage of "protests" that become violent riots.
Only of course the media and blm supporters would like you to believe that police (by way of "fascist" Trump) are arresting and attacking "peaceful protesters utilizing their 'freedom of speech'", which couldn't be further from the truth. The freedom of speech was designed to protect people from those who think violence is the solution to democratic problems. Inciting violence was written in as an exception to the amendment, in part so that people couldn't use strength against others to assert beliefs. There's legal and historical precedence for proper "freedom of speech" and "freedom to protest", and nobody should care about the personal interpretations of rioters and terrorists on those fundamental freedoms.
And yet here we are, in a society where the mainstream media, an extraordinarily vocal minority of citizens, multinational billion dollar businesses donating hundreds of millions to the cause that partially goes to fund rioters' bail from jail after arrests (multiple criminals who then went on to commit other murders), celebrities and sports teams are all siding with blm over blatantly false lies and misinformation. All the while supporting the notion that black people are being "oppressed and victimized". None of their opinions on equality, inclusive ideologies and the freedom of speech, actually extends to the mostly peaceful police officers, towards white people, or any other demographic that condemns these actions (such as the increasing number of liberals leaving the party #WalkAway, or the various minority groups now increasingly supporting Trump). People need to forgo emotional arguments for rational analysis, stop confusing correlation with causation, and understand the impact of confounding variables and their own bias in these discussions.
Because what is happening is society and the Regressive Left is fostering an environment based on hate in the name of acceptance, including the willful return of Segregation, Affirmative Action and identity politics based on race, the demand for reparations (despite the Welfare system predominately geared towards blacks, having spent $22 TRILLION in the past 50 years towards poverty, costing 3 times as much as all of America's wars since the Revolution), special considerations in academia (like lowered admission standards or testing requirements, even though more money is spent on additional education funding for black students than any other race, and racial quotas hurting Asian Americans), the desire to rid society of capitalism (while hypocritically selling copious amounts of branded merchandise), two parent households (which has now quietly been removed due to criticism) and the abolishment of police and prisons. Democrats and blm leaders have continually called for public violence, including attacks on police and white folks, with the demonization of white people as a sub-human race and as racist demons.
Compound this with the contrasting fact that nearly 80% of the black community not only disagrees with the notion of defunding the police, but a significant portion would like to see either the same amount or more police presence in their neighborhoods. As anyone who grew up in a crime ridden black community knows (such as myself), a lack of policing only hurts the people that soft-bellied liberals claim to want to help. If any of the organizations and rioters actually cared about black lives mattering, then they would be focusing on the real tragedies occurring within their own communities. Such as the uncontrolled black-on-black violence, drug use and absentee fathers, and not whatever viral case makes the news in order to further the political agenda. The black community that actually deals with the rampant violence and gangs realize that defunding police is tantamount to forfeiting their lives and the lives of loved ones.
If the two tenants of the blm and antifa supporters are based on "systemic racism" and "police brutality" and both are built on misinformation and lies, then what are all of the riots, looting, arson and murder actually for? Why as a society have we both allowed and endorsed these horrific actions to the point of normalcy? Why is it so difficult for liberals to disavow the actual closest things our generation has seen to Nazism?
Why does the violence inspired by the "blm cause" not count as extremism other than social bias of the people who believe in it (despite glaringly obvious examples that say otherwise)? Defenders would like to argue that just because these killers and anarchists believed in the blm narrative, doesn't mean they have killed all those cops or Trump supporters specifically for blm. And just because people aren't card carrying members of antifa, then obviously they aren't rioting specifically for antifa...it's all just a magical coincidence that they buy their branded t-shirts and wave their affiliated flags.
But yet, if an individual police officer happens to kill a black man in the line of duty, that's somehow representative of all officers and "systemic racism" according to these same groups. We wouldn't excuse this type of behavior if it had been done in the name of ISIS. We wouldn't judge an act of terrorism on whether or not it's followers actually traveled to Syria before stabbing someone in the throat. Like logical, intelligent human beings we would determine their guilt via their extremist beliefs and horrific actions, which at this point is undeniable despite the feverish attempts to deny virtually all of it (a relatively small list compared to all incidents of blm and antifa inspired attacks to follow).
When we have such divergent attitudes in the way the very cultures and people of various races approach life, are we still feigning surprise that there's a difference in terms of wealth, crime, education, economic or job status between races? Eventually we need to be honest and look at how people actually behave and how society functions, instead of playing pretend and arguing about microagressions and white fragility.
Allowing this toxic blm rhetoric continue in this state for political reasons is entirely the opposite of being respectful of other views and is a direct attack on democracy. The sheer unfathomable damage done for this "cause" will go down in history as one of the worst decisions our society has ever inflicted upon itself perpetuated by the willful ideological delusion of one political side and its ever increasingly unstable base. If there are any blm supporters still reading this, I implore you to reconsider your stance. You can be against racism and support the real black community without endorsing the hate and lies of the blm organization. There is no requirement to martyr violent criminals just because they died while being black.
Please. If you're honestly trying to do what's best for society and the real black families adversely affected, ensure you're not on the wrong side of history while doing it.
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Edit: Please feel free to copy and paste this information where you see fit, I know not everyone interested in these conversations wants to do the leg-work and a lot of the discussions revert back to the same topics (crime rates, demographics, studies, etc). And rather than "own" a stupid Reddit post, I would rather see more people discussing the realities of this situation with the most concrete information.
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2019 Study from Michigan State University and the University of Maryland via the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded: "We find no evidence of anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparities across shootings, and White officers are not more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-White officers. Instead, race-specific crime strongly predicts civilian race. This suggests that increasing diversity among officers by itself is unlikely to reduce racial disparity in police shootings" and "Examination of National Violent Death Reporting System data shows racial differences across types of fatal shootings. Black civilians fatally shot by police (relative to White civilians) are more likely to be unarmed and less likely to pose an immediate threat to officers. In contrast, White civilians (relative to Black civilians) are nearly three times more likely to be fatally shot by police when the incident is related to mental-health concerns and are seven times more likely to commit 'suicide by cop'".
Bonus points: the Vice President of Research & Innovation at Michigan was forced to resign partially due to his contrary findings that stated there was no racism in police shootings, which was among his other "racist science" that some faculty and students found offensive.
2018 Study from Michigan State and Arizona State University concluded: "When adjusting for crime, we find no systematic evidence of anti-Black disparities in fatal shootings, fatal shootings of unarmed citizens, or fatal shootings involving misidentification of harmless objects. Multiverse analyses showed only one significant anti-Black disparity of 144 possible tests. Exposure to police given crime rate differences likely accounts for the higher per capita rate of fatal police shootings for Blacks, at least when analyzing all shootings. For unarmed shootings or misidentification shootings, data are too uncertain to be conclusive."
2016 Study from Washington State University via American Society of Criminology concluded: "We found that, despite clear evidence of implicit bias against Black suspects, officers were slower to shoot armed Black suspects than armed White suspects, and they were less likely to shoot unarmed Black suspects than unarmed White suspects. These findings challenge the assumption that implicit racial bias affects police behavior in deadly encounters with Black suspects."
2016 Study from Harvard via the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded: "On the most extreme use of force – officer-involved shootings – we find no racial differences in either the raw data or when contextual factors are taken into account. We argue that the patterns in the data are consistent with a model in which police officers are utility maximizers, a fraction of which have a preference for discrimination, who incur relatively high expected costs of officer-involved shootings."
2018 Follow-up Study from Harvard via the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded: "In stark contrast, Fryer (forthcoming) finds that, conditional on a police interaction, there are no racial differences in OIS on either the extensive or intensive margins. Using data from Houston, Texas – where I have both OIS and a randomly chosen set of interactions with police where lethal force may have been justified but was not used – I find, after controlling for suspect demographics, officer demographics, encounter characteristics, suspect weapon and year fixed effects, that blacks are 27.4 percent less likely to be shot at by police relative to non-black, non-Hispanics. Investigating the intensive margin – who shoots first in an encounter with police or how many bullets were discharged in the endeavor – there are no detectable racial differences."
2018 Study from Rutgars University and Kookmin University and Purdue College concluded: "This article aims to answer this question: are white police officers more likely to use lethal force on minority suspects or people of a specific race? To answer this question, the authors construct a data set of all confirmed uses of lethal force by police officers in the United States in 2014 and 2015. They find that although minority suspects are disproportionately killed by police, white officers appear to be no more likely to use lethal force against minorities than nonwhite officers"
2016 Study from the Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation, Curtin University, University of Columbia found: "On average, an estimated 34 people were killed or medically treated for injury by law enforcement per 10 000 stops/arrests. That ratio is surprisingly consistent by race/ethnicity. Blacks have high arrest and stop rates, and per capita are much more likely than whites to die at the hands of police. However, when blacks are stopped or arrested, they are no more likely than whites to be injured or die during that incident.Consistent with our findings, simulation studies find police are no more likely to fire on unarmed blacks than unarmed whites, and high rates of black speeding citations per capita result from high violation rates. A systematic review identified 10 studies that found suspect race/ethnicity did not predict use of force or its escalation. However, one study found blacks were more likely than whites to face force during compliance checks. The PPCS survey also found that blacks were more likely to experience physical force and to perceive the threat of force during a stop, although few respondents actually were injured by the force applied. The large majority of incidents that those stopped perceived as undue force was stops where officers shouted at or threatened people, presumably to deter resistance."
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2020.09.27 03:18 saigeco The "Black Lives Matter" Movement is the Largest Scale Mass Hysteria Incident in Modern History

Copying the post from FreeSpeech as I couldn't share a link. I haven't written this but fully agree with this (unpopular) opinion.
The blm movement is going to be remembered as one of society's largest scale incidents of mass hysteria built on overt lies and hatred. By nature of their support, hundreds of thousands of otherwise good people are socially endorsing the violence that arises from these hateful "causes" based on utter fabrications.
The definition of terrorism: the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
Whether you support their cause or not, both blm and antifa as organizations fit the literal definition of terrorism. If you don't call them that yourself, that's fine, until recently neither did the American government, but merely saying that they aren't terrorists because you might think they have a reason for their actions is a subjective opinion on something that is otherwise an objective fact. blm/antifa and their supporters are responsible for a great number of increasingly violent attacks in recent years targeted towards opposing views (namely white people and Trump supporters), where they've earned the ire that's currently directed towards them. It's time we collectively began to address these left-wing extremists for what they truly are.
black lives matter as both an organization and as a "social statement" were founded primarily on the basis of "systemic racism" and "police brutality". Both of which have very little merit outside of left-wing echochambers, with almost all of its messaging crumbling under the slightest bit of scrutiny (if it's supporters ever bothered to scrutinize what they are being indoctrinated by).
"Systemic racism" is a catch-all term for any and everything to do with race, applied ad hoc to whatever scenarios people would like changed, whether that's in the public and private school systems, our systems of law and the histories of great nations. No legal definition or even standard application of the word has been decided, and everyone has their own variation on what the word means. And yet, governmental bodies themselves and people are changing the way we act, talk and think in order to combat this vague THEORY (and I stress that word).
"Police brutality" has been a term applied to virtually any instance of law enforcement being applied with force (and sometimes even without it), specifically and especially in regards to any crime committed by someone of the black community. Repeated study after study of police shootings has disputed any notion of "racism" being a factor in police shootings, and yet the stereotype of "evil, racist police" continues to spread. Some studies have even shown the opposite to be true, that white officers are less likely to shoot black suspects, and adjusted for ratios in crime and population white suspects are more likely to be shot by cops (various studies to follow below). And yet, every time a black person is killed by police, regardless of whether or not they were resisting arrest or actively trying to hurt or kill other people, the "police brutality" and "racism" cards have been pulled to demonize lawful shootings to undermine the faith citizens have in their police and government.
Here are some facts and statistics (or what would probably be considered the real enemy to the blm movement...the truth).
In American cops make about 10,000,000 arrests a year. Those ten million arrests don't include detentions, traffic stops or any of the other peaceful public interactions that make up the remaining approximately 60,000,000 police and citizen contact every year. On average per year, only about 1,000 of those 70 MILLION people interacted with end up dead due to police. Yet, people act like their chances of dying at the hands of a cop are anything but minuscule. The entire blm narrative is built on the foundation of "police brutality" and "racism" that simply isn't reflected in reality.
We're not even going to begin to discuss how many of those 1,000 people killed by cops each year are armed and dangerous (which is the majority of cases), or how many of them aren’t black (also the majority). It's also important to note that in police reporting "unarmed" does not mean "not violent". We can even assume, for the sake of argument, that none of those 1,000 police killings each year are justified (even though the vast majority of them are). The ratio of unarmed black men shot and killed (23) in 2018 was 1 out of 67,334 black men arrested. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting, there were 686,665 sworn police officers in the United States in 2018. That’s one unarmed black male shot and killed for every 49,047 sworn police officers. Out of the nearly 47.8 million black Americans, the police have shot roughly one unarmed black male per roughly 2.1 million people.
The inevitable conversation that follows is that black people only represent 14% of the US population, how is it that they make up such a high number of overall police deaths**.** blm and it's supporters would like to propagate the idea that it's racism. Which fortunately has little factual basis in this topic. This is where we need to have those brutal, honest conversations that everyone claims to want to have regarding race (silence is violence after all), but nobody is actually allowed to discuss without being banned, canceled or called a racist nazi.
In the US, the American black population represents 53% of convicted murders, 29% of rapes, 54% of robberies, 33% of assaults, 43% of weapons charges, 29% of domestic abuse and 27% of drug abuse violations among others (continuing to over index in almost all areas of remaining crime). The vast majority of these crimes were conducted by males, meaning that half of the violent crime in America is committed by less than the roughly 6-7% of black men in the US. It's not only understandable but expected that there would be a higher degree of violence involved in these arrests, as usually the type of person that's being arrested for murder isn't likely to go without a fight, nor would they like to spend their lives in prison. Ignoring these facts is tantamount to delusion.
Almost all studies that conclude that black people are killed disproportionately fail to factor in crime rates into their models, whether on purpose to reach a desired conclusion or via a poor scientific process. Those are very relevant statistics that cannot be ignored when discussing police interactions with black people, nor can they be discarded in studies, as they help to explain why there is a disparity between the black population and arrests/deaths. Many who like to dismiss these figures do so by doing what they always do, and cry "racism", whether it's the mere use of these statistics or in the very core of every single arrest that makes up the data.
But simply hand-waving away the reason that there are so many violent interactions between the black community and the police due to "racism" is disingenuous and deliberate. The reasons behind those crime rates and why the black community is plagued by crime are extraordinarily complicated, and very well may contain elements of race and racism reaching back decades (such as the Welfare system and Jim Crow laws), but that’s an entirely separate conversation for another day unrelated to the premise of "police brutality towards blacks". The fact of the matter is, the black community has and will continue to have problems with overwhelming violence without real intervention, and its these problems that lead to further violent interactions with police.
Keeping the aforementioned statistics in mind, each year, American cops kill more white people, both in raw numbers and when adjusted for crime rates, than black people (note: the study has since been retracted due to public inference, however, the data included remains valid, even more studies with similar findings below). Only roughly .009% of all arrests ended with a civilian death regardless of race, and for every 10 deadly weapon assaults on a police officer there was as a result of 1 fatal police shooting, or in other words, even in encounters with deadly weapons police will only fatally shoot about 10% of the time. In fact, research done by the National Police Research Platform, only roughly 27% of those 680,000+ officers report ever even firing their gun on duty (which doesn't specifically entail actually shooting someone either, just the fact that they've shot their weapon). And yet the narrative of blood thirsty police persists.
Contrary to the black lives matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police.In 2015, black civil-rights commissioner Peter Kirsanow famously defended the police by acknowledging that a police officer is roughly 18.5x more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer, a number that's been repeated ad nauseam and is roughly supported by statistics year after year (it lowers to roughly 2.5x more likely for a cop to be killed by armed black males than the reverse). Factually, black males have made up nearly 50 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade even though they are only 6-7% of the overall population.
White people make up roughly over 50% of known race homicide victims, with caucasians representing roughly 76% of the total US population. Black people were 45% of known race homicide victims, but only 13% of the population. Which means the homicide rate for blacks was 3.5x their percentage of the US population, making them over five times as likely to be homicide victims.
According to a Bureau of Justice Statistics 2018 study, 15.3% of violent crimes against whites were committed by blacks for a total of 547,948 crimes, with violent black offenders being 1.8x their percent of the population. In contrast, whites committed 10.6% of violent crimes against blacks for a total of 59,777 crimes, making up 0.8x their percentage of the population. But of violent crime against black people, 70% of the time the offender was reported by the victim themselves as black, which is supportive of the epidemic of black-on-black violence increasing across the country. The offender to victim ratio shows that violent incidents involving black offenders (22%) was twice the percentage of black victims (11%).
Hate crime statistics actually show that in recent years, anti-black incidents overall fell to a recent record low share of all hate crime, while anti-white and other races have seen increases in hate crime towards them. Meanwhile hate crimes committed by black offenders continues to increase year over year, reaching a high of 24% of all reported hate crimes despite making up only 14% of the population. In major cities such as New York, black perpetrators make up the majority of hate crimes towards Jewish and LGBT people, again, despite the narrative that says black people are society's current victims of discrimination.
People need to stop acting like, just because they’re black, they’ll die if they interact with the cops or that white people are targeting black people with racism and hatred. Of course in a country of hundreds of millions of people there is going to be anti-black racism. But it certainly isn't to the degree in which activists like to perpetuate, such as it being a public health crisis. Statistics simply do not reflect any reality in which this absurdity is true, unless a concentrated effort is put into disqualifying and discounting data that opposes the narrative. If anything, the crime data, statistics on police shootings and the general modern societal zeitgeist would suggest an active and ongoing discrimination against whites. But hey, that's another topic for another day isn't it.
The questions that decent human beings need to seriously ask themselves in regards to police is, are you committing crimes? Are you going to resist if the cops try to arrest you? I would hope not for both of those questions. In 2020, there's no excuse for that level of ignorance. Therefore, your chances of dying at the hands of the police are virtually zero. But, the best part is, even if you are committing crimes and resisting arrest, your chances of dying at the hands of the police are still virtually zero, regardless of your skin color or particular demographic.That's the statistical fact. No matter how many slogans are chanted or how many times ACAB is gratified onto buildings, it doesn't suddenly mean the police are out to kill anyone.
The gaslighting from the media and the blm supporters claim that the violent actions of a "few" rioters do not represent most of the "peaceful group" (a courtesy not extended to the legitimately mostly peaceful police). The left-leaning Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project reports that in the summer of 2020 alone (not including the continued riots in September) there were 7,750+ demonstrations related to blm. Of those, over 1000 included some sort of assault on police and/or bystanders, arson or looting but yet were not declared riots.
Over 570 of those "peaceful protests" in 220 locations turned violent to the degree that they were declared riots. That's 570+ "mostly peaceful protests" barely covered by mainstream news, that seemingly most supporters of blm refuse to acknowledge even occurred, which included an estimated $2 billion dollars in damages (most of which isn't covered by insurance, done to local family businesses, many black owned), along with a few dozen related fatalities (including targeted, accidental and incidental, more to follow below) and countless incidents of arson, looting and assault against bystanders and police. ACLED also stated that of those demonstrations, only 5% of them have been met with force by police, which is obviously roughly the same percentage of "protests" that become violent riots.
Only of course the media and blm supporters would like you to believe that police (by way of "fascist" Trump) are arresting and attacking "peaceful protesters utilizing their 'freedom of speech'", which couldn't be further from the truth. The freedom of speech was designed to protect people from those who think violence is the solution to democratic problems. Inciting violence was written in as an exception to the amendment, in part so that people couldn't use strength against others to assert beliefs. There's legal and historical precedence for proper "freedom of speech" and "freedom to protest", and nobody should care about the personal interpretations of rioters and terrorists on those fundamental freedoms.
And yet here we are, in a society where the mainstream media, an extraordinarily vocal minority of citizens, multinational billion dollar businesses donating hundreds of millions to the cause that partially goes to fund rioters' bail from jail after arrests (multiple criminals who then went on to commit other murders), celebrities and sports teams are all siding with blm over blatantly false lies and misinformation. All the while supporting the notion that black people are being "oppressed and victimized". None of their opinions on equality, inclusive ideologies and the freedom of speech, actually extends to the mostly peaceful police officers, towards white people, or any other demographic that condemns these actions (such as the increasing number of liberals leaving the party #WalkAway, or the various minority groups now increasingly supporting Trump). People need to forgo emotional arguments for rational analysis, stop confusing correlation with causation, and understand the impact of confounding variables and their own bias in these discussions.
Because what is happening is society and the Regressive Left is fostering an environment based on hate in the name of acceptance, including the willful return of Segregation, Affirmative Action and identity politics based on race, the demand for reparations (despite the Welfare system predominately geared towards blacks, having spent $22 TRILLION in the past 50 years towards poverty, costing 3 times as much as all of America's wars since the Revolution), special considerations in academia (like lowered admission standards or testing requirements, even though more money is spent on additional education funding for black students than any other race, and racial quotas hurting Asian Americans), the desire to rid society of capitalism (while hypocritically selling copious amounts of branded merchandise), two parent households (which has now quietly been removed due to criticism) and the abolishment of police and prisons. Democrats and blm leaders have continually called for public violence, including attacks on police and white folks, with the demonization of white people as a sub-human race and as racist demons.
Compound this with the contrasting fact that nearly 80% of the black community not only disagrees with the notion of defunding the police, but a significant portion would like to see either the same amount or more police presence in their neighborhoods. As anyone who grew up in a crime ridden black community knows (such as myself), a lack of policing only hurts the people that soft-bellied liberals claim to want to help. If any of the organizations and rioters actually cared about black lives mattering, then they would be focusing on the real tragedies occurring within their own communities. Such as the uncontrolled black-on-black violence, drug use and absentee fathers, and not whatever viral case makes the news in order to further the political agenda. The black community that actually deals with the rampant violence and gangs realize that defunding police is tantamount to forfeiting their lives and the lives of loved ones.
If the two tenants of the blm and antifa supporters are based on "systemic racism" and "police brutality" and both are built on misinformation and lies, then what are all of the riots, looting, arson and murder actually for? Why as a society have we both allowed and endorsed these horrific actions to the point of normalcy? Why is it so difficult for liberals to disavow the actual closest things our generation has seen to Nazism?
Why does the violence inspired by the "blm cause" not count as extremism other than social bias of the people who believe in it (despite glaringly obvious examples that say otherwise)? Defenders would like to argue that just because these killers and anarchists believed in the blm narrative, doesn't mean they have killed all those cops or Trump supporters specifically for blm. And just because people aren't card carrying members of antifa, then obviously they aren't rioting specifically for antifa...it's all just a magical coincidence that they buy their branded t-shirts and wave their affiliated flags.
But yet, if an individual police officer happens to kill a black man in the line of duty, that's somehow representative of all officers and "systemic racism" according to these same groups. We wouldn't excuse this type of behavior if it had been done in the name of ISIS. We wouldn't judge an act of terrorism on whether or not it's followers actually traveled to Syria before stabbing someone in the throat. Like logical, intelligent human beings we would determine their guilt via their extremist beliefs and horrific actions, which at this point is undeniable despite the feverish attempts to deny virtually all of it (a relatively small list compared to all incidents of blm and antifa inspired attacks to follow).
When we have such divergent attitudes in the way the very cultures and people of various races approach life, are we still feigning surprise that there's a difference in terms of wealth, crime, education, economic or job status between races? Eventually we need to be honest and look at how people actually behave and how society functions, instead of playing pretend and arguing about microagressions and white fragility.
Allowing this toxic blm rhetoric continue in this state for political reasons is entirely the opposite of being respectful of other views and is a direct attack on democracy. The sheer unfathomable damage done for this "cause" will go down in history as one of the worst decisions our society has ever inflicted upon itself perpetuated by the willful ideological delusion of one political side and its ever increasingly unstable base. If there are any blm supporters still reading this, I implore you to reconsider your stance. You can be against racism and support the real black community without endorsing the hate and lies of the blm organization. There is no requirement to martyr violent criminals just because they died while being black.
Please. If you're honestly trying to do what's best for society and the real black families adversely affected, ensure you're not on the wrong side of history while doing it.
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Edit: Please feel free to copy and paste this information where you see fit, I know not everyone interested in these conversations wants to do the leg-work and a lot of the discussions revert back to the same topics (crime rates, demographics, studies, etc). And rather than "own" a stupid Reddit post, I would rather see more people discussing the realities of this situation with the most concrete information.
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2019 Study from Michigan State University and the University of Maryland via the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded: "We find no evidence of anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparities across shootings, and White officers are not more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-White officers. Instead, race-specific crime strongly predicts civilian race. This suggests that increasing diversity among officers by itself is unlikely to reduce racial disparity in police shootings" and "Examination of National Violent Death Reporting System data shows racial differences across types of fatal shootings. Black civilians fatally shot by police (relative to White civilians) are more likely to be unarmed and less likely to pose an immediate threat to officers. In contrast, White civilians (relative to Black civilians) are nearly three times more likely to be fatally shot by police when the incident is related to mental-health concerns and are seven times more likely to commit 'suicide by cop'".
Bonus points: the Vice President of Research & Innovation at Michigan was forced to resign partially due to his contrary findings that stated there was no racism in police shootings, which was among his other "racist science" that some faculty and students found offensive.
2018 Study from Michigan State and Arizona State University concluded: "When adjusting for crime, we find no systematic evidence of anti-Black disparities in fatal shootings, fatal shootings of unarmed citizens, or fatal shootings involving misidentification of harmless objects. Multiverse analyses showed only one significant anti-Black disparity of 144 possible tests. Exposure to police given crime rate differences likely accounts for the higher per capita rate of fatal police shootings for Blacks, at least when analyzing all shootings. For unarmed shootings or misidentification shootings, data are too uncertain to be conclusive."
2016 Study from Washington State University via American Society of Criminology concluded: "We found that, despite clear evidence of implicit bias against Black suspects, officers were slower to shoot armed Black suspects than armed White suspects, and they were less likely to shoot unarmed Black suspects than unarmed White suspects. These findings challenge the assumption that implicit racial bias affects police behavior in deadly encounters with Black suspects."
2016 Study from Harvard via the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded: "On the most extreme use of force – officer-involved shootings – we find no racial differences in either the raw data or when contextual factors are taken into account. We argue that the patterns in the data are consistent with a model in which police officers are utility maximizers, a fraction of which have a preference for discrimination, who incur relatively high expected costs of officer-involved shootings."
2018 Follow-up Study from Harvard via the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded: "In stark contrast, Fryer (forthcoming) finds that, conditional on a police interaction, there are no racial differences in OIS on either the extensive or intensive margins. Using data from Houston, Texas – where I have both OIS and a randomly chosen set of interactions with police where lethal force may have been justified but was not used – I find, after controlling for suspect demographics, officer demographics, encounter characteristics, suspect weapon and year fixed effects, that blacks are 27.4 percent less likely to be shot at by police relative to non-black, non-Hispanics. Investigating the intensive margin – who shoots first in an encounter with police or how many bullets were discharged in the endeavor – there are no detectable racial differences."
2018 Study from Rutgars University and Kookmin University and Purdue College concluded: "This article aims to answer this question: are white police officers more likely to use lethal force on minority suspects or people of a specific race? To answer this question, the authors construct a data set of all confirmed uses of lethal force by police officers in the United States in 2014 and 2015. They find that although minority suspects are disproportionately killed by police, white officers appear to be no more likely to use lethal force against minorities than nonwhite officers"
2016 Study from the Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation, Curtin University, University of Columbia found: "On average, an estimated 34 people were killed or medically treated for injury by law enforcement per 10 000 stops/arrests. That ratio is surprisingly consistent by race/ethnicity. Blacks have high arrest and stop rates, and per capita are much more likely than whites to die at the hands of police. However, when blacks are stopped or arrested, they are no more likely than whites to be injured or die during that incident.Consistent with our findings, simulation studies find police are no more likely to fire on unarmed blacks than unarmed whites, and high rates of black speeding citations per capita result from high violation rates. A systematic review identified 10 studies that found suspect race/ethnicity did not predict use of force or its escalation. However, one study found blacks were more likely than whites to face force during compliance checks. The PPCS survey also found that blacks were more likely to experience physical force and to perceive the threat of force during a stop, although few respondents actually were injured by the force applied. The large majority of incidents that those stopped perceived as undue force was stops where officers shouted at or threatened people, presumably to deter resistance."
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2020.09.27 03:17 TheMohawkNinja i8086 assembler program appears in anime. Can somebody explain what it does?

Hello,
I am watching the first episode of Goku: Midnight Eye, and at one point (probably not a spoiler) a bunch of code that is stated to be for i8086 quickly scrolls past the screen. My forte is C++, so if somebody can figure out what the program does, that would satiate my curiosity!
Not sure if the tick marks I am seeing are single quotes, or grave marks. I'm guessing they are whatever i8086 assembly uses for comments given what the lines are. I am using grave marks below.
It's an 80's anime, and there's a lot of blur as the code scrolls past, so if something doesn't look right, I probably misread what I saw.
Also, that is a Yen symbol at 1120.
**LIST OF i8086 INSTRUCTION SET**
00 mod reg m ADD reg/mem, reg byte add reg
01 mod reg m ADD reg/mem, reg word add reg
02 mod reg m ADD reg, reg/mem
03 mod reg m ADD reg, reg/mem
04 data8 ADD AL, data8
05 data16 ADD AX, data16
06 PUSH ES
07 POP ES
1000 ` ****MEMORY DISPLAY ****
1010 ` copyright
1020 `
1030 CLEAR ,&H1FF0 : DEFINT I-N
1040 WIDTH 80,25 : CONSOLE 0, 25, 0
1050 DEF FNCVTRI%(X)=VAL("&H"+HEXS(X))
1060 `
1070 PRINT : PRINT "**MEMORY DISPLAY **" : PRINT
1080 INPUT "* Segment base=&H", DS : SEG
1090 INPUT "* Offset address=&H", DS : OFFSET
1100 DEF SEG=&H1FF0 : GOSUB *MDSP. INIT
1110 DL=256 : CLS
1120 FOR I=0 TO &HF : LOCATE 9+I¥8+3*I, 2
1130 LOCATE 1, 21
1140 PRINT "Use a ROLL-UP or a ROLL-DOWN keys"
1150 `
1160 LOCATE 0, 0
1170 PRINT "Segment base=&H" : RIGHTS
1180 D. SEG. BASE%=FNCVTRI%(SEG. BASE)
1190 D. OFFSET%=FNCVTRI%(OFFSET)
1200 CALL MDSP(D. SEG. BASE%, D. OFFSET%)
1210 AS=INKEYS : IF AS="" THEN 1210
1220 IF AS=CHRS(&HF8) THEN GOSUB 1270
1230 IF AS=CHRS(&HF9) THEN GOSUB 1330
1240 IF AS<>CHRS(&H1B) THEN GOSUB 1210
1250 LOCATE 0, 22 : PRINT "**END**" : END
1260 ` forward
1270 OFFSET=OFFSET+DL
1280 IF OFFSET<65536 ! THEN RETURN 1190
1290 OFFSET-OFFSET·65536 ! : SEG. BASE
1300 IF SEG. BASE>=65536 ! THEN SEG. BASE=SEG
1310 RETURN 1160
1320 ` backward
1330 OFFSET=OFFSET·DL
1340 IF OFFSET>=0 THEN RETURN 1190
1350 OFFSET=OFFSET+65536! : SEG. BASE=SEG. BASE·4096!
1360 IF SEG. BASE<0 THEN
1370 RETURN 1160
(NOTE: The below code showed up on a different screen, and may not be part of the above program)
1909 DATA 47
2000 DATA e8, 18, 00
2010 DATA 43
2020 DATA 26
2030 D. SEG. BASE%,

If you want to check for yourself, it's in episode 1, around the 22:10 mark.
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2020.09.27 03:07 Pretty_iin_Pink NSW reports no new cases! 🍩

NSW reports no new cases! 🍩

New cases reported in the last 24 hours

🍩 🍩 DOUBLE DONUT TIME! 🍩 🍩

Note:
1. This is the first time, since the 10th June 2020, that NSW has reported no new cases.
2. New NSW Health press release: Testing sewage for COVID-19
3. How can you tell if it's COVID-19, flu or a cold? w/ Dr Kerry Chant.
4. Passengers for 5 of the 9 Silver Service taxi trips are now confirmed. However, NSW Health is still seeking to identify passengers who took trips at following times and locations:
These passengers should call the NSW Health Call Centre on 9391 9000 for further advice. When taking taxis or rideshare, commuters should sit in the back and wear a mask.

Case and Test Summary

Last updated 11:05 AM [27/09]
Click on the image or this caption to view/enlarge table.

Sources of confirmed cases

Last updated 10:30 AM [25/09]
To track reclassification across time, check out our wiki page.
Click on the image or this caption to view/enlarge table.
September 2020 source totals - as of 24/09 : For a breakdown see here.
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Recent Clusters

Last updated 11:05 AM [27/09]
The name of each cluster links to a wiki page where the initial cases associated with the cluster are detailed, as well as information concerning the original source of each cluster.
Cluster Last 24 hours Total Reported
Sydney CBD - 72 Sept: 16, 13, 11, 9, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. Aug: 31, 30, 29, 28, 27.
St Paul’s Greystanes - 17 Sept: 13, 12, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1. Aug: 30
Concord/Liverpool Hospital - 22 Concord = Sept: 21, 18, 17, 16, 15, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7. Liverpool = Sept: 18, 11, 7, 6, 4, 1. Aug: 13.
Eastern Suburbs Legion Club - 9 Sept: 17, 14, 13, 11, 10.

Recently affected Educational Institutions

Last updated 11:05 AM [27/09]
School Suburb, LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL (students) Reported
Blue Mountains Grammar School Wentworth Falls, City of Blue Mountains - 2 Sept: 16, 11

Latest COVID-19 case locations in NSW

Last updated 10:46 AM [27/09]
Please view the NSW Gov website for the most up to date information, including information concerning additional locations and Sydney bus and train routes where you are required to monitor yourself for COVID-19 symptoms.
Increased testing and surveillance Self-isolate and get tested immediately
Bankstown (suburb) Glen Alpine: Campbelltown Golf Club
Blue Mountains LGA Mollymook: Bannisters Pavilion Rooftop Bar & Grill
Cumberland LGA Ulladulla: Carlo's Italian Ristorante Bar & Seafood
Fairfield LGA Ulladulla: Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club
Hunters Hill LGA
Liverpool LGA
Parramatta LGA

A collated list of NSW media releases and public health alerts are also available on our Wiki

Sources:
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2020.09.27 03:05 kaaaaal How to determine what resistor value to use for LED strip

I'm trying to use an ESP8266 powered by my computer through USB cable to control a WS2812B LED strip. I've read online that you're supposed to put a resistor before the data channel to help prevent noise but I'm struggling to figure out what the resistor value should be.
I've figured out so far that the LED strip will use a MAXIMUM of 25.8W and that the Vin pin that is powering the LED strip is outputting 5V. I also plan on putting a 470uF capacitor across power and ground.
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2020.09.27 02:36 YourWorstThought COVID-19 Daily Megathread - 27/09/2020

Download the StopCOVID NI Mobile App
02895368888 is the contact tracing number, which is outgoing only (i.e. cannot be called back), and so it would be useful to add to your phone's contacts app!

NI DoH Dashboard - last updated 26/09/20

Date 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th
Cases 176 125 75 220 189 273 319
Deaths N/A 2 0 0 0 0 1
Tests 5,764 6,455 4,495 8,071 6,276 7,410 8,664
+ve Rate (%) 3.05 1.94 1.67 2.73 3.01 3.68 3.68
46 (+5) inpatients currently in hospital with COVID-19 - as of midnight on 24/09/20:
  • 13 (+6) in Mater Infirmorium
  • 4 (=) in Antrim
  • 2 (+1) in Ulster
  • 19 (=) in Craigavon Area
  • 1 (=) in Altnagelvin Area
  • 6 (-3) in Royal Victoria
  • 1 (+1) in Lagan Valley
5 (=) currently in ICU, 5 (=) ventilated - 11am on 25/09/20.
27 (=) currently active care home outbreaks - as of 9:30am on 25/09/20.
LGD - 26/09/20 Cases TOTAL Deaths TOTAL
Antrim & N 10 836 0 61
Ards & N D 10 661 0 46
Armagh, B & C 24 1,275 0 66
Belfast 70 2,673 1 165
Causeway & G 19 496 0 39
Derry & S 64 700 0 21
F & Omagh 14 294 0 11
Lisburn & C 9 869 0 50
M & E Antrim 9 841 0 46
Mid Ulster 53 620 0 30
Newry, M & D 34 849 0 38
Unknown 3 428 0 5
TOTAL 319 10,223 1 577
 
Ireland's COVID-19 Data Hub - last updated 26/09/20
Date 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th
Cases 396 188 334 234 324 326 248
Deaths 0 0 0 2 3 0 5
Tests N/A 10,031 12,495 12,520 14,373 14,429 11,762
+ve Rate (%) N/A 1.87 2.67 1.87 2.25 2.26 2.11
Total deaths stands at 1,802.
102 (+2) confirmed cases in hospital. 18 (+1) currently in ICU.
 

COVID-19 in the UK - last updated 26/09/20

Date 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th
Cases 3,899 4,368 4,926 6,178 6,634 6,874 6,042
Deaths 18 11 37 37 40 34 34
Total deaths stands at 41,971 (including NI).
1,727 (+111) patients in hospital, 262 (+19) patients in ventilator beds - as of 24/09/20 and 25/09/20 respectively.
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2020.09.27 02:31 CiscoGlimpse No, Vitamin D has not been demonstrated to be a therapeutic option for COVID

I've seen tonnes of posts all over about vitamin D protecting people from COVID. Every time a study is posted people jump on it saying that vitamin D is going to be a definitive treatment and the media is ignoring vitamin D, like they have some control over standard of care in a hospital.
It is known that vitamin D is important for immune health, but that does not mean vitamin D should be given in mega doses with COVID patients. Right now we give vitamin C and vitamin B1 in mega doses because both have been demonstrated to help ameliorate viral infections with significant efficacy. Vitamin D is suggested to help with upper respiratory infections (common cold) but even with a randomized control trial the authors stated "Due to heterogeneity of included studies and possible publication bias in the field, these results should be interpreted with caution."

First, what are the three types of studies that we need to define so it's clear that not all studies are the same and one type studies conclusions will be inferior to another in terms of power of conclusions.
Cross sectional study:
Cross-sectional studies involve data collected at a defined time. They are often used to assess the prevalence of acute or chronic conditions, but cannot be used to answer questions about the causes of disease or the results of intervention. Cross-sectional data cannot be used to infer causality because temporality is not known.
Cohort study:
A cohort study is a particular form of longitudinal study that samples a cohort (a group of people who share a defining characteristic, typically those who experienced a common event in a selected period, such as birth or graduation), performing a cross-section at intervals through time.
Cohort studies differ from clinical trials in that no intervention, treatment, or exposure is administered to participants in a cohort design; and no control group is defined. Rather, cohort studies are largely about the life histories of segments of populations, and the individual people who constitute these segments.
Randomized control trial: This involves randomly putting people into two groups while maintaining equal demographics (i.e. both groups have about the same age, gender, comorbidities), giving one group the placebo and the other a treatment (vitamin D), then measure the desired outcome (mortality).
RCTs are considered to be the most reliable form of scientific evidence in the hierarchy of evidence that influences healthcare policy and practice because RCTs reduce spurious causality and bias
Randomized control trials CAN be used to have enough influence on therapy that their outcome can change what physicians prescribe in clinical practice.

Now lets go through some of the studies that have been posted to COVID19 on Vitamin D:

The link between vitamin D deficiency and Covid-19 in a large population
We collected results from vitamin D tests performed between 2010 and 2019 and used weighted linear regression to assess the relationship between prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and Covid-19 incidence in 200 localities. Additionally, we matched 52,405 infected patients with 524,050 control individuals of the same sex, age, geographical region and used conditional logistic regression to assess the relationship between baseline vitamin D levels, acquisition of vitamin D supplements in the last 4 months, and positive Covid-19
This is a cross sectional study. So they're correlating whether someone with high vitamin D levels gets COVID. Do people with high vitamin D also have jobs where they can stay at home? Does having a high vitamin D also correlate with exercise? What my conclusion from this, is that healthy people are less likely to get seriously ill.

Low plasma 25(OH) vitamin D level is associated with increased risk of COVID‐19 infection: an Israeli population‐based study
The aim of this study was to evaluate associations of plasma 25(OH)D levels with the likelihood of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) infection and hospitalization. The study population included the 14 000 members of Leumit Health Services, who were tested for COVID‐19 infection from February 1st to April 30th, 2020, and who had at least one previous blood test for the plasma 25(OH)D level. ‘Suboptimal’ or ‘low’ plasma 25(OH)D level was defined as plasma 25‐hydroxyvitamin D, or 25(OH)D, concentration below the level of 30 ng/mL. Of 7807 individuals, 782 (10.02%) were COVID‐19‐positive, and 7025 (89.98%) COVID‐19‐negative. The mean plasma vitamin D level was significantly lower among those who tested positive than negative for COVID‐19 [19.00 ng/mL (95% confidence interval (CI) 18.41–19.59) vs. 20.55 (95% CI: 20.32–20.78)].
Once again a cross sectional study, this is measuring that people with normal vitamin D status are less likely to get sick. Is this because someone who is healthy is less likely to get sick or that vitamin D has a unilateral protective effect?
A Basic Review of the Preliminary Evidence That COVID-19 Risk and Severity Is Increased in Vitamin D Deficiency
“COVID-19” is the MeSH term for SARS-CoV-2 disease, coronavirus 2019, COVID-19, and derivative terms. The topic of COVID-19 is a relatively new one, with the first reports published only 6 months ago (January 2020). In addition, because vitamin D supplementation is controversial, publication bias is a significant concern. Consequently, a significant percentage of the pertinent literature is found only on preprint services, most of which are captured by Google Scholar. PubMed casts a wider net than MEDLINE. Therefore, initially, PubMed and Google Scholar were searched for “COVID-19” AND “Vitamin D” (date range, 2020, omitting citations and patents, no language limitations). Repeated searches confirmed the growing interest in the hypothesis that vitamin D deficiency may play an important role in the COVID-19 pandemic
This was a literature review, so no primary research.
Two causal modeling studies and several analyses of variance strongly supported the hypothesis that vitamin D deficiency is a causal, rather than a bystander, factor in COVID-19 outcomes
They came up with the conclusion that there probably is a casual relationship between vitamin D and COVID severity, but this is not causative, so it's still ambiguous whether vitamin D has a central role or is a marker for something else.
Vitamin D in Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19: Current Perspective and Future Prospects
There are multiple clinical reports citing evidence for an association between vitamin D status and COVID-19, but they are all based on retrospective data. We have identified 13 such key clinical studies that support this presumption and one that contradict Most of these studies suggest a link between VDD and increased susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection while underlining the importance of restoring vitamin D levels to normal.
This is another literature review saying a vitamin D level correlates inversely with COVID infections. This is another example of correlation but not causation.
Vitamin D deficiency as a predictor of poor prognosis in patients with acute respiratory failure due to COVID-19
In this retrospective, observational study, we analysed demographic, clinical and laboratory data of 42 patients with acute respiratory failure due to COVID-19, treated in Respiratory Intermediate Care Unit (RICU) of the Policlinic of Bari from March, 11 to April 30, 2020.
This is a cohort study, that actually looked at the study populations as they progressed through COVID. This still doesn't elucidate whether we should be giving vitamin D because there was no therapeutic or placebo given.
Vitamin D insufficiency as a potential culprit in critical COVID-19 patients
The standardized mean difference (SMD) or odds ratio and 95% confidence interval (CI) were applied to estimate pooled results from seven studies. The prognostic performance of vitamin D serum levels for predicting adverse outcomes with detection of the best cutoff threshold was determined by ROC curve analysis. Decision tree analysis by combining vitamin D levels and clinical features was applied to predict severity in COVID-19 patients.
Same thing as everything before.
Vitamin D Sufficiency Reduced Risk for Morbidity and Mortality in COVID-19 Patients
Hospital medical records were analyzed from inpatient database of Sina Hospital COVID-19 Registry (SHCo-19R). The data include demographics, laboratory measurements and computerized tomography results. Vitamin D sufficiency was defined a serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level of at least 30ng/mL
Another cohort study that looks at whether someone has vitamin D competence, but doesn't show whether giving it will help.

Conclusion: I'm not saying that vitamin D helps or hurt, I'm saying that there's not enough evidence to make a judgement one way or the other. All of these studies have demonstrated is that people who have high vitamin D levels going into a COVID infection are more likely to survive. From that, it's hard for me to make a conclusion when the things that correlate with low vitamin D status are: low education (front line workers), African American, being over the age of 65, being obese, and having poor health (nutrition). Who is getting sick and dying right now more often than other populations in the US? Poor black front line workers who are poorly educated and obese. Is that what we're seeing or is it that this population specifically has low vitamin D that's leading to them being more susceptible to COVID? There needs to be a randomized control trial to elucidate this question. Until then, we cannot make a conclusion either way.
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2020.09.27 02:30 Ikestrman Daily Pick'Em Thread Sunday, 09/27/2020 Game day

Welcome back to the last Pick’Em thread of the 2020 regular season!  
This post can be used to discuss your picks for 09/27/2020. If you have any feedback or suggestions on improving the thread further, drop a comment below or message the moderators.  
Don't forget: picks must be submitted during the twelve-hour window before Noon EDT on game day, you can only make one selection per day, and missed days count as losses, so choose wisely and don't delay!  
Games for Sunday, 09/27/2020:  
Matchup and Team Records Probable Pitchers (Season ERA) Estimated Win Probability
Detroit Tigers (22-34) @ Kansas City Royals (25-33) Jordan Zimmermann (9.64) / Brady Singer (4.40) 42% / 58%
New York Mets (26-32) @ Washington Nationals (24-34) Seth Lugo (3.82) / Austin Voth (6.25) 49% / 51%
San Diego Padres (35-23) @ San Francisco Giants (29-29) TBD / TBD 57% / 43%
Houston Astros (29-29) @ Texas Rangers (20-38) TBD / Jordan Lyles (7.08) 66% / 34%
Miami Marlins (30-29) @ New York Yankees (33-26) Jose Urena (6.00) / Clarke Schmidt (7.71) 40% / 60%
Baltimore Orioles (24-34) @ Toronto Blue Jays (31-27) Keegan Akin (3.57) / Tanner Roark (7.01) 45% / 55%
Colorado Rockies (25-33) @ Arizona Diamondbacks (24-34) Kyle Freeland (3.69) / Madison Bumgarner (7.36) 47% / 53%
Los Angeles Angels (26-32) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (41-17) Griffin Canning (3.99) / TBD 34% / 66%
Pittsburgh Pirates (18-40) @ Cleveland Indians (34-24) JT Brubaker (4.46) / TBD 37% / 63%
Seattle Mariners (26-32) @ Oakland Athletics (35-23) Marco Gonzales (3.06) / Frankie Montas (6.32) 42% / 58%
Cincinnati Reds (30-28) @ Minnesota Twins (35-23) TBD / Rich Hill (3.27) 46% / 54%
Philadelphia Phillies (28-30) @ Tampa Bay Rays (38-20) Aaron Nola (3.06) / TBD 49% / 51%
Boston Red Sox (22-36) @ Atlanta Braves (35-23) Nick Pivetta (9.28) / Bryse Wilson (4.26) 42% / 58%
Chicago Cubs (33-25) @ Chicago White Sox (34-24) Adbert Alzolay (3.31) / Reynaldo Lopez (4.68) 49% / 51%
Milwaukee Brewers (28-30) @ St. Louis Cardinals (29-27) Brett Anderson (4.00) / Austin Gomber (1.80) 49% / 51%
 
  1. All columns are Away / Home. Records are current as-of the time of posting, and do not contain the current day’s matchup results.
  2. A bolded matchup means that there is a chance of Precipitation greater than 35% in a non-domed stadium at the time of this post.
  3. An italicized matchup means that it is Game 2 of a doubleheader, which for Pick'Em purposes will not be applicable (only Game 1 is counted, but Game 2 is still included above so that you can be aware that Game 1 will be 7 innings, and that pitching management may be different than a non-doubleheader game day).
  4. Probable pitchers, stats, and weather data sourced from mlb.com (via the MLB-StatsAPI and Swish Analytics).
  5. Estimated chance of winning percentages sourced from FiveThirtyEight’s 2020 MLB Game Predictions.  
Our thoughts go out to all individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we hope for full recoveries for the players and staff infected. We will try to include updates as information is made known; however, there is obviously a great deal of uncertainty, so details such as probable pitchers, winning odds, and match certainty are (even more than usual) subject to change. Note that cancelled games (weather or other reasons) are automatically counted as correct guesses, but not all games have been included as available selections (due to cancellations and late-rescheduling).
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6 u/TheSpookiestUser 13369 16 u/Dawaitniggi 4869 26 u/yeezus40 3219 36 u/fconyt 2547 46 u/Britisheagl 1847
7 u/Useless_Archives 10541 17 u/SeaOdeEEE 4842 27 u/Eze10gun 3086 37 u/Tehwipez 2541 47 u/Ryanrdc 1751
8 u/HusseinRazak 9397 18 u/PokemonLegacy6 4360 28 u/HmanSupreme 3030 38 u/Edmenz 2479 48 u/alice_right_foot-esq 1616
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10 u/Svenwill 6555 20 u/jorgisgis 4145 30 u/CaptainRadLad 2960 40 u/depressed_young_lad 2402 50 u/TomtheMemeKing 1535

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8 u/Saintrph 34795 18 u/Mono_KS 16945 28 u/djnewton123 10984 38 u/Britisheagl 7022 48 u/juanjocasamitjana 4257
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2020.09.27 00:25 JobsHero3551 The Reason Samsung Never Wins Apple

I have been using Samsung since I got my first smart phone in my life. And, I have been using tablets, watches and other many thins from Samsung.
I loved them, but recently I found the reason that Samsung will never win Apple.
It is their attitude toward their defective products.
The thing is, I signed up for news letter Galaxy tab s7 and pre-ordered tab s7+.
And after long waiting, I received a defective one. It has a dead cell on the screen.


It was so frustrating, and I got upset, but I chatted with a customer service agent at Samsung, and he checked the picture of my tab. He also asked me to try the safe mode, and after asking few questions, he said it definitely needs to be exchanged. So, he connected me to an order management agent.
I told this guy that I received a defective tab and want to exchange it. And this guy said without checking defection, or even never asking about defection, "refund it" within 15days.
I ordered it September 02, so I have only 15days to return it
If I order S7+ Mystic Bronze again, it will be shipped by Nov.4
From that moment, I was starting to be out of mind. I found this defection after I finished backup from my galaxy tab s6 and put a screen protector on in. The tab s 6 was going to sent to Samsung for trade-in discount, so I did factory reset already. The problem, excluding my wasted time, was that I wasted a screen protector and all the notes, pics, apps, and every thing I had at my previous tab were in this new defective tab. However, this agent kept saying the only thing I could do with this is just that I have 15 days, so "return it" right away, and they can't give me extra time for backup.
I got so upset, so I asked about compensation about this inconvenience, for my wasted times, screen protector, my data from previous tab, and this guy said then I could get $25 off promo code.
Well, the screen protector I used was cost me $20.
I couldn't accept this situation. I got a defective product, but they seemed like they're pretending it's not their fault. They don't care about making up for their fault, but just let a customer get disadvantaged from it.
The point I was so surprised was that even I had a quite long chat with this agent, but this guy never wanted to check my tab just saying return it and get money back. At last, this man said then get $50 promo code and just go return it.
So, I emailed back to other agent with the pictures of my tab. And they replied me back "Please return it, and order a new one. We will adjust the price of it compared to the previous order" I asked them about the screen protector I wasted and time for backup, but it has been 2days and they never replied me back to that mail.
I'm so tired of their attitude toward their fault. And realized, this is why Samsung can't be the best forever. They might have more affordable than Apple, but the product and their attitude is quite cheap.
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2020.09.26 23:47 orange_keyboard Strategies to get through IPO next quarter + beyond, NSO options about 37% vested

Sorry that this is so long, hopefully it is well thought out and organized enough.
A TL;DR: I have company options for NSO shares I can buy at a pretty good discount due to a low strike price. We are IPOing via a SPAC in Q4 2020, there's a 6 month lockout period where I cannot sell after that, merger happens. I can exchange up to about 60% of shares (not options) I hold at that time as well for cash. I'm looking for opinions.
Long version is below:
My employer is going to IPO next quarter. I have NSO shares at a pretty low strike price (less than 50 cents). The IPO is via Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) which is already trading on the NYSE at about 11-13 dollars depending on the day. It was announced about a month ago.
I am trying to determine my best strategy but I don't have a financial advisor or accountant. Here is my current situation:
Details on the options that I think I can share:
Some rough numbers on the costs as I see it:

I'm trying to come up with a strategy that minimizes my risk without ruining my financial upside and getting hit hard by taxes. I also cannot lose everything on this, but I can mitigate it by spreading the pain out if it gets screwed up. My ultimate goal in this is
  1. Do nothing until the lockout period ends at IPO date + 6 months, then exercise enough options to pay the taxes on the rest and hold. Same for all the options I earn between now and lockup ending.
    1. Pros: This would allow me to see how the stock market reacts to the IPO and have a decent idea of what the value is, and I wouldn't be caught with my pants down if the market craps its pants. I could also just sell them all immediately
    2. Cons: Pay even more in Income tax on the math for `(FMV - Strike Price) * Shares` equation. End up holding less shares as I sell some to buy the rest. Delay getting to LT capital gains / exit strategy.
  2. Buy and HOLD all of my options as soon as blackout ends (~ 1 week before the IPO/de-spac happens supposedly?), and wait on the rest and do partial sells to cover future costs.
    1. Pros: Probably most tax advantage here in the long term as long as the price doesn't go down.
    2. Cons: Stuck holding the shares for at least 6 months. If the price drops below the calculated FMV calculating when I exercise, I could lose money, perhaps a lot.
    3. LT Strategy: as soon as the year is up and not paying ST capital gains (just LT Cap gains), start selling some to diversify my portfolio into safe indexes so all my eggs are not in one basket. If I want to pull ripcord I have to wait until 6 months or just hold it until it recovers and minimize my loss
  3. Buy all my options but exchange up to ~60% for ~$7.00 a share (which in theory would be worth about $10 when converted to the new company shares) during the de-spac/ IPO, holding the rest to "roll the dice" on
    1. Pros: I don't take on debt to hold company options. I could even make some money early on and invest that into other avenues immediately for the long haul.
    2. Cons: If the stock ends up being worth more than $7.00 a share in 6-12 months or longer, I would be forfeiting the gains.
  4. Some mixture of the above strategies
    1. Buy, say, 50% of my options, sell about half of those, then buy the rest at a higher tax rate in 6 months when I can do a partial sell. Use the realized gains to pay taxes on future vestings.

Hopefully, this post fits this subs rules and I'm keeping things a little vague since I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to not disclose any data. Using a throwaway in case I have personal info in my normal account.
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2020.09.26 23:23 hoser2112 9-26 COVID-19 Update for Santa Clara County

The county reported 151 new cases today, and I count 133 of those falling within the past 7 days. The county reported 5 new deaths. We are now in the Red Tier. The state monitoring chart is updated weekly, the covid19.ca.gov site currently lists a daily COVID-19 case per 100k rate of 5.6 (for the week ending 9/12), with an adjusted case rate of 4.7 (there's an adjustment factor depending on how many tests per 100k you do compared against the state average, for Santa Clara's testing rate that adjustment factor is currently 0.830).
City Total Cases New Cases Added Today Total Past 7 Days Daily Average per 100K
San Jose 13831 91 486 6.76
Gilroy 1522 17 81 20.84
Santa Clara 966 10 38 4.30
Campbell 353 5 18 6.05
Milpitas 541 5 25 4.61
Mountain View 566 4 19 3.35
Sunnyvale 949 3 40 3.75
Los Gatos 171 2 8 3.70
Morgan Hill 609 2 21 6.84
Palo Alto 295 2 21 4.48
Cupertino 117 1 6 1.41
Los Altos 121 0 4 1.87
Los Altos Hills 33 0 2 3.35
Monte Sereno 19 0 0 0.00
Other 824 0 3
Saratoga 107 0 0 0.00

ZIP Total Cases New Cases Added Today Total Past 7 Days Daily Average per 100K
94022 77 0 3 2.21
94024 75 0 3 1.79
94040 247 0 5 1.99
94041 125 3 7 6.95
94043 185 1 7 3.18
94085 261 1 5 3.03
94086 318 2 20 5.76
94087 204 0 6 1.50
94089 158 0 9 5.76
94301 99 0 12 9.97
94304 30 0 2 7.32
94306 117 1 5 2.59
95008 343 5 16 4.91
95014 115 1 6 1.37
95020 1482 14 76 17.00
95030 49 0 2 2.15
95032 131 2 6 3.26
95035 540 5 25 4.60
95037 592 2 20 5.53
95046 113 0 7 16.60
95050 367 5 20 7.24
95051 355 3 8 1.97
95054 236 1 8 4.71
95070 104 0 0 0.00
95110 461 7 28 19.80
95111 1387 19 63 14.42
95112 901 4 27 6.32
95116 1412 10 51 12.90
95117 472 2 15 7.24
95118 274 1 12 5.27
95120 181 2 9 3.40
95121 454 1 13 4.87
95122 1597 13 57 14.09
95123 733 3 28 5.90
95124 270 4 13 3.63
95125 500 2 19 5.07
95126 462 3 17 6.75
95127 1371 3 35 7.61
95128 374 2 6 2.28
95129 138 1 4 1.43
95130 83 0 3 2.88
95131 239 1 13 5.96
95132 310 2 9 3.07
95133 359 1 7 3.48
95134 152 2 8 4.20
95135 80 1 4 2.56
95136 607 3 18 5.40
95138 168 1 3 2.06
95139 56 0 1 1.96
95148 550 2 18 5.26
95119 59 1 1 1.36
95113 56 0 1 7.37
95002 34 1 2 13.31
94305 22 0 0 0.00
The growth of new cases, eliminating the most recent 2 days and then comparing the previous 7 days to the 7 days before that, we end up with 0.82. If we do the same, but eliminate the most recent 5 days, we end up with 1.09. In all cases, a number over 1 means the number of new cases per day is growing, a number less than 1 means the number of new cases per day is shrinking.
The daily average case rate per 100k over the past 7 days (excluding the most recent three days) is 5.68. The adjusted case rate is 4.72.
Note that the date a case is reported on is the date of the first test, not when the results were reported, so the data for the last 5+ days is incomplete and cases will continue to be added to those dates.
Case Date Cases New Cases Added Today
Aug 13 243 1
Aug 14 256 0
Aug 15 157 1
Aug 16 71 0
Aug 17 187 1
Aug 18 268 0
Aug 19 170 0
Aug 20 163 0
Aug 21 166 0
Aug 22 137 0
Aug 23 59 0
Aug 24 157 0
Aug 25 291 0
Aug 26 226 0
Aug 27 201 0
Aug 28 190 1
Aug 29 139 0
Aug 30 57 0
Aug 31 145 1
Sep 1 231 0
Sep 2 227 1
Sep 3 171 0
Sep 4 174 0
Sep 5 90 0
Sep 6 45 0
Sep 7 41 0
Sep 8 183 0
Sep 9 203 0
Sep 10 144 0
Sep 11 133 0
Sep 12 84 0
Sep 13 34 1
Sep 14 119 1
Sep 15 223 0
Sep 16 148 1
Sep 17 168 1
Sep 18 131 3
Sep 19 67 -1
Sep 20 39 4
Sep 21 107 0
Sep 22 123 47
Sep 23 92 52
Sep 24 30 28
Sep 25 3 3

Lab report, the average test positive rate is definitely on the decline though. The average test positive rate over the past 7 days (excluding the most recent three days) is 2.01%.
Positive Negative New Positive Tests Today New Negative Tests Today Test Positive Rate
Aug 27 230 7732 0 0 2.89%
Aug 28 221 7622 1 0 2.82%
Aug 29 158 3631 0 1 4.17%
Aug 30 62 1882 0 0 3.19%
Aug 31 170 6530 1 0 2.54%
Sep 1 257 8157 0 0 3.05%
Sep 2 265 8345 1 0 3.08%
Sep 3 189 7633 0 1 2.42%
Sep 4 202 6903 0 0 2.84%
Sep 5 100 2927 0 0 3.30%
Sep 6 56 1899 0 0 2.86%
Sep 7 52 1945 0 0 2.60%
Sep 8 203 10833 0 0 1.84%
Sep 9 232 9503 0 0 2.38%
Sep 10 171 8082 0 1 2.07%
Sep 11 157 7766 0 0 1.98%
Sep 12 105 2917 0 0 3.47%
Sep 13 40 1828 1 0 2.14%
Sep 14 139 6451 1 2 2.11%
Sep 15 247 9157 0 2 2.63%
Sep 16 179 8053 4 92 2.17%
Sep 17 214 8410 2 235 2.48%
Sep 18 152 7989 3 126 1.87%
Sep 19 85 3381 1 50 2.45%
Sep 20 50 2014 6 79 2.42%
Sep 21 122 7406 2 368 1.62%
Sep 22 139 8713 54 2522 1.57%
Sep 23 113 7127 62 2900 1.56%
Sep 24 34 3438 32 3207 0.98%
Sep 25 3 322 3 322 0.92%

Hospitalizations, using the state dashboard there are 38 cases in the ICU, up 3, and 108 total cases hospitalized, down 3. Using the county dashboard, there are 37 cases in the ICU, up 4, 101 total cases hospitalized, down 3, and 17 new admissions.
Long term care facilities, no updates to the dashboard today.
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2020.09.26 23:18 billy_mcgee Drop Your Kicker Week 3: Taking the "L" on Corey Davis, on to Andy Isabella

Last week, I told u/Veeg-tard that I would admit to my bad calls in this weekly column. Anthony Firkser had more receiving yards than Corey Davis last week, so I'd say that it didn't work out for Corey Davis. He did score a touchdown early, so if you happened to start him, at least you got a decent point total for a flex play. Per PFF, through 2 weeks, Davis is tied with DeVante Parker and Marvin Jones for the most contested catches in the league with 4. A.J. Brown is still out with an injury, so I'm holding Corey Davis where I have him for now. Speaking of injuries, my week 1 call, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, might see increased playing time this week if Davante Adams sits. I was also wrong about D.K. Metcalf. Russ is cooking and D.K. Metcalf is benefiting from that. Ultimately Davis is currently at WR22 in PPR, while MVS is WR26, not bad for two guys you could have gotten for free by reading my column.
The good part about having this forum is that we can facilitate a discussion that leads us to better decisions. My column led to another post by u/JockBlocked telling people to exercise caution with Davis. At least for week 2, he turned out to be mostly right. I also got into a discussion in the comments for my thread, where u/1PointSafety said that Davis had already broken out, leading me to recommend Tre Quan Smith as a deeper play. Smith had a big game. I was able to add him for free in 5 leagues before week 2. In week 3 waivers I regularly saw him go for 20-25% FAAB.
Which leads me to the point of this whole column. I play in 12 team PPR leagues where you can start 3WR and a flex, 6-8 bench spots, and a FAAB waiver system. In these leagues, if you wait until a player breaks out, he's going to be expensive. I'm trying to save people FAAB in these formats by using data to make informed decisions. If you play in leagues where you only start 2 WR and a flex, or in 10 team leagues, then this advice probably won't help you. I'm not saying these guys are the best pickups available. All of the best pickups get added during the weekly waivers. I release this column every Saturday night. I'm saying that these are guys widely available that you can add for free before they cost you FAAB the following week. In Yahoo leagues with a game time to Tuesday waiver setting, you can drop your kicker, add these guys to your bench and drop them for a kicker later if they don't blow up.
With all that out of the way we can talk about my week 3 pick... Andy Isabella. This is yet another situation where an injury is leading to increased opportunity in a productive offense. Fantasy twitter has been waiting for Andy Isabella to get more playing time, and now it's finally happening. Christian Kirk is out and he wasn't playing that well to begin with. Meanwhile Kyler Murray has been dominant this year, and I don't see that changing any time soon. The Cardinals have one of the most up tempo offenses in the league through two weeks.
John Paulsen of 4for4.com shared that Isabella's 2.21 yards per route run would have been top ten if he had enough targets to qualify. Kirk was 23rd in air yards through two weeks. With Isabella stepping into that role, Paulsen estimates that Isabella's routes might triple this week. If he's productive, it's conceivable that he might take the starting job from Christian Kirk.
Kyler Murray leads the NFL in completion percentage ten yards or greater downfield, and Isabella is a burner. He ran a 100th percentile 4.3 40-yard dash at the combine. In week 2, he actually had to slow down to catch a pass from Kyler that was slightly under thrown, otherwise it would have been an easy touchdown. His other catch was another ball thrown behind him closer to the line of scrimmage that he was still able to catch despite the ball being behind him. Isabella was an extremely productive player in college, commanding a 37.6% target share. While he has played mostly in the slot so far, with the Kirk injury, it's plausible that they will move Larry Fitzgerald to the slot and let Andy Isabella win 1 on 1 as the defense focuses their attention of the target hog Deandre Hopkins. I would add Andy Isabella over guys like Chase Claypool, whose path to a large target share is less likely in the short term. For now, Isabella is too thin a play to start him. He only ran ten routes in week 2, but if he can take a majority of Kirk's 33 routes run in week 2 and actually produce, he's a guy who could easily become a WR2 weekly starter in fantasy. Kirk was regularly being drafted in rounds 7-9 this year, but has been dropped by quite a few managers already. We should be viewing Isabella's range of outcomes similarly to the way we viewed Kirk pre season. You should drop your kicker or your lowest upside player to pick up Isabella before he gets expensive. if he doesn't work out, there will surely be more players to bid on in the week 4 waivers.
If you like my work, you can follow me, BillyPeters14 on Twitter. Every week, I have one more hot taek, released exclusively to my twitter handle on Saturday evenings. You can also follow my writing on Medium
Thanks for reading, and remember, churn that roster!
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2020.09.26 22:19 DealsCanada [Chatr] Free 5GB of data for 3 months

Retailer: Chatr
Received this text from Chatr, offering free 5GB data for next 3 months (after October). Conditions are:
– use at least 1 MB of data per day throughout October – use at least 25 days out of 30 days in October – at least 70% of data to be used between Oct 1 – 30 – use data for browsing, stream music or game
Seems interesting. Anyone else received it?
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2020.09.26 22:03 vonheisenberg Some mildly interesting game notes for Week 3

Data from STATS LLC
Washington vs. Browns
Raiders vs. Patriots
49ers vs. Giants
Texans vs. Steelers
Rams vs. Bills
Titans vs. Vikings
Bengals vs. Eagles
Bears vs. Falcons
Panthers vs. Chargers
Jets vs. Colts
Bucs vs. Broncos
Lions vs. Cardinals
Cowboys vs. Seahawks
Packers vs. Saints
Chiefs vs. Ravens
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2020.09.26 21:56 flyinmacaronimonster Where You Can Drop Off Your Ballot Right Now in Pinellas County (and Other Election Information)

ALL BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED BY 7:00pm local time on Election Day, though it would be recommended to drop off your ballot as early as possible.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU MAY NOT DROP OFF YOUR BALLOT AT A POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY.
PINELLAS COUNTY
https://www.votepinellas.com/
https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Elections/Current-Upcoming-Elections
Drop-boxes:
AVAILABLE NOW: ZERO (0) 24/7 EXTERIOR DROP-BOXES AVAILABLE. If you want to return your ballot before the Early Voting period, you must hand-deliver your ballot in-person at one of the three Supervisor of Elections Offices. These locations will also eventually serve as early voting locations and ballot drop-off locations from the beginning of the Early Voting period through to Election Day:
EARLY VOTING AND DROP-OFF LOCATION #1: Supervisor of Elections - Elections Service Center @ 13001 Starkey Rd, Largo, FL 33773
EARLY VOTING AND DROP-OFF LOCATION #2: Supervisor of Elections Office - County Courthouse @ the Old County Courthouse, 315 Court St, Room 117, Clearwater, FL 33756
EARLY VOTING AND DROP-OFF LOCATION #3: Elections Services Center - County Building @ 501 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
BETWEEN MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1: During the early voting period, there will be (25) drop-off locations available.
There will be drop-off points at all (5) Early Voting Locations, available 7am-7pm MON-SUN through to Election Day. The 5 early voting and drop-off locations include the 3 Supervisor of Elections Offices as listed above, as well as two more locations as listed below.
EARLY VOTING AND DROP-OFF LOCATION #4: The Centre of Palm Harbor @ 1500 16th St, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
EARLY VOTING AND DROP-OFF LOCATION #5: SPC Allstate Center @ 3200 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33733
As well, there will be an additional (20) drop-off points, available at various hours (none of them are available on Sunday).
ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 AND ELECTION DAY: 5 drop-off locations as listed above, available 7am-7pm both days.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EARLY VOTING SITES, SEE THE EARLY VOTING SECTION BELOW.
https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Ballot-Drop-off-Locations
https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Early-Voting
Early voting:
Early voting is available at the (5) locations as listed in the Drop-boxes section above, open 7am-7pm DAILY (SAT & SUN INCLUSIVE) between Monday, October 19 and Sunday, November 1.
IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN PINELLAS COUNTY, CHECK OUT THE DIRECTORY OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS AS LISTED BELOW:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/supervisor-of-elections/ [Supervisor of Elections contact directory]
Hey Floridians, absentee ballots are being sent out. This is a rolling process, and it may take some time for your ballot to get to you, so be patient if you have not received your ballot yet.
If you have not registered to vote yet, you should do so right now, using the link below:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voter-registration/register-to-vote-or-update-your-information/
The voter registration deadline is Monday, October 5.
If you are planning on voting in-person, skip to the VOTING IN-PERSON section below.
VOTING-BY-MAIL
If you want to request an absentee ballot, you can do so online through your Supervisor of Elections website (SEE TOP OF THE PAGE).
If you have already received your ballot by mail, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE FILLING IT OUT, then, once you have read the instructions, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE.
Once you have completed your ballot, if you wanted to return your ballot before the Early Voting Period, you would need to hand-deliver it in person to one of the 3 Supervisor of Elections offices.
Ballot drop-off, including curbside ballot drop-off is available ONLY AFTER MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 at the 5 early voting sites and at 20 additional drop-off sites.
SEE THE TOP OF THE PAGE FOR A LINK TO DROP-OFF POINTS AND EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS.
If you cannot return your ballot yourself, you can have somebody else return it for you. AS A GENERAL RULE, DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY THAT YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
All ballots need to be returned by 7:00pm on Election Day, so try to get it in as soon as possible.
In the case of a signature mismatch or a missing signature, there is a cure process for mismatched signatures.
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/ [How to Correct a Missing or Mismatched Signature on Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot]
To be more specific, according to the Florida Division of Elections website:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/ [How to Correct a Missing or Mismatched Signature on Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot]
A Supervisor of Elections is required to notify a voter as soon as it is practical if a voter's signature is missing or does not match the one on record.
Once a voter learns about the missing or mismatched signature, the voter may complete and return a “Vote-by-Mail Ballot Cure” Affidavit (Form DS-DE 13). Forms can be found below:
In English
En Español
A copy of valid identification must be returned along with this form. The documentation can be returned by mail, email, fax ,or in person.
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE FORM AND THE COPY OF THE ID THE AFFIDAVIT IS 5:00pm TWO DAYS AFTER THE ELECTION (5:00pm on Thursday, November 5).
As a side-note, Florida processes their ballots early, which not only means that there is a higher likelihood (not necessarily a certainty, but a higher likelihood) of results being known on Election Night, but it also means that you essentially have a comfortable amount of time to cure any issues with your ballot.
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-16-when-absentee-mail-ballot-processing-and-counting-can-begin.aspx
VOTING IN-PERSON
If you are voting in-person, early voting is available between Monday, October 19 and Sunday, November 1 in Pinellas County. SEE TOP OF THE PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.
If you have already requested an absentee ballot but want to vote in-person, this is allowed.
Per the State of Florida Supervisors of Elections Website:
"If you decide to go to the polls to vote instead of voting by mail, you should bring the vote-by-mail ballot (marked or not) with you so that it can be cancelled at the polls.
If you come to the polls without the vote-by-mail ballot, you can vote a regular ballot if the Supervisor of Elections' office can confirm that it has not received the vote-by-mail ballot.
If it is confirmed that the Supervisor of Elections office has received the vote-by-mail ballot or it cannot be determined, you cannot vote a regular ballot at the polls. However, if you believe that you have not already voted, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot."
https://www.myfloridaelections.com/Voting-Elections/Ways-to-Vote/Vote-by-Mail-Absentee-Ballots [can vote in-person even if you have requested a ballot]
If you are voting in-person, you need a valid form of Photo ID. Check out the link below for details:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/frequently-asked-questions/faq-voting/ [Voter ID]
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though I would highly recommend early voting.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voter-registration/register-to-vote-or-update-your-information/
https://dos.elections.myflorida.com/supervisors/ [Supervisor of Elections website directory]
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/supervisor-of-elections/ [Supervisor of Elections contact directory]
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/early-voting/
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/election-day-voting/
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/election-dates/
https://www.votepinellas.com/ [PINELLAS COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS MAIN PAGE]
https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Elections/Current-Upcoming-Elections [PINELLAS COUNTY ELECTION DATES]
https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Ballot-Drop-off-Locations [PINELLAS COUNTY BALLOT DROP-OFF]
https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Early-Voting [PINELLAS COUNTY EARLY VOTING DATES AND TIMES]
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/frequently-asked-questions/faq-voting/ [VOTER ID]
https://www.myfloridaelections.com/Voting-Elections/Ways-to-Vote/Vote-by-Mail-Absentee-Ballots [can vote in-person even if you have requested a ballot]
https://www.flaglerelections.com/early-voting [example of an “exterior” drop-box vs. an “interior” early voting drop-box]
https://www.coralgableslove.com/what-to-expect-when-voting-during-a-pandemic-august-florida-primary-election-2020/ [example of an “exterior” early voting drop box (manned) in Coral Gables]
https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/03/12/more-polling-sites-moved-over-coronavirus-fears-five-days-before-florida-primary/ [another example of an “exterior” early voting drop box (manned) in St. Petersburg]
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/siloed-nbc-wsj-poll-shows-how-gop-dems-hold-widely-n1236958 [another example of an “exterior” early voting drop box (manned) in East Tampa]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-10-who-can-collect-and-return-an-absentee-ballot-other-than-the-voter.aspx [who can return a ballot]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-16-when-absentee-mail-ballot-processing-and-counting-can-begin.aspx [ballots processed in advance]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx [signature mismatch cure process]
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2020.09.26 21:53 lor1keet Team Leviathan Gaming's updated meta report (09-26-2020)

Team Leviathan Gaming updated their Gwent meta report today (09-26-2020).
https://teamleviathangaming.com/meta/
If you click the data analysis section, it explains how SK currently has an "outrageous Pure Winrate of 63.25%."
Wow, just wow!
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2020.09.26 21:51 mariasean1 Can you add RAM to a Laptop?

best 8gb ram laptopWhether your older laptop is feeling sluggish or your newer system starts chocking up when you have too many tabs open, adding more RAM could solve the problem. If your computer doesn't have enough physical memory, it starts swapping data to your hard drive or SSD, which is infinitely slower than even the slowest RAM chip. While not all modern laptops give you access to the RAM, many do provide a way to upgrade your memory.
If you can upgrade your laptop's memory, it won't cost you much money or time. Moving from 4 to 8GB (the most common upgrade) usually costs between $25 and $55, depending on whether you need to buy the whole amount or just add 4GB. And the process of swapping out RAM chips should take between 5 and 10 minutes, depending on how many screws you have to remove. Here's how to upgrade your laptop's memory.
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2020.09.26 21:47 WorkingInOttawa Ottawa Job Listing: Stoakley-Stewart Consultants, Ltd.: Leasing Agent, Part-Time

THE COMPANYOur client is a large, national real estate management firm with residential and commercial properties across Canada.
They are currently seeking a Leasing Agent for a part-time position in Ottawa.
They are looking for an individual that would be open to working two weekdays and every Saturday to show vacant units and address questions prospective tenants have regarding the property.
You will also be responsible for managing open houses on occasion.
This position will offer a 22-25 hour workweek and is perfect for someone looking to work part-time as a result of other obligations/commitments.This role is perfect for a student working part-time while completing their studies or an individual that has another part-time position.
Individuals from property, hospitality and the retail sector will be considered as strong customer experience is a must.A vehicle would be required as you will have to travel between to property sites to meet with perspective tenants.
However, you may be on one site for 70 % of the time or more, as the one site has a greater number of doors and more turnover.COMPENSATION$20/hourTHE OPPORTUNITYAs the successful candidate, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited toShowing vacant suitesAnswering prospective tenant inquiries by telephone and email Addressing tenant issues Processing tenant application forms; completing background checks, etc.
Supporting property management team with any other administrative tasks as required.EXPERIENCE In order to be COMPETITIVE for this position, you will haveStrong computer skills a MUST.
Ideally experience with Microsoft Office and Yardi Voyager /7s would be an asset2+ years’ experience as a leasing agent or property administrator ideallyAble to multi-task and work in fast a paced environmentHave strong communication skills, able to manage client relationshipsHave excellent problem-solving skills, able to think on your feetLOCATIONOttawa, ONPOSITION TITLELeasing Agent, Part TimeEMPLOYMENT TYPEPermanent, Part-TimeREQUIRED TRAVELModerateRELOCATION ASSISTANCENoMANAGES OTHERSNoCONTACTValerie Yuricek, Division Manager Property & FacilitiesHOW TO APPLYPlease click on the ” APPLY” button located elsewhere on this job posting (preferred) or email your resume to [email protected] MORE ABOUT THE RECRUITERValerie Yuricek http//stoakley.Com/meet-valerie-yuricek/JOB CATEGORYAdmin SupportINDUSTRYFacilities/Property ManagementDATESeptember 1, 2020JOB ORDER NUMBER201787KEYWORDSLeasing, rental agent, Property Administrator, Residential, lease, administrator, Yardi, rent, Ottawa, student housing, property management, leasing consultant, leasing agent, leasing specialist, sales, part-time, rental, hospitality, customer service, retailABOUT STOAKLEY STEWART CONSULTANTSStoakley-Stewart Consultants Ltd.
is an Executive Search/Recruiting Firm with international reach.
We opened our doors in 1977 and have grown to be one of the most successful employment agencies in Canada, boasting over 300 person-years of recruiting expertise.
We house a team of top-notch consultants, each acting as Subject Matter Expert in their chosen field.
As a result we provide professional recruiting services to clients and candidates in a variety of industries.
This expansive breadth of experience allows us, as a firm, to satisfy all of your hiring/employment needs.
In accordance with Canadian laws, it is the policy of Stoakley-Stewart Consultants to consider all qualified individuals for available positions without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, country of origin, age, disability etc.See ALL of our open jobs at http//data.Stoakley.Com/alljobs.AspWHAT ARE WE KNOWN FOR AND HOW DO WE HELP?Helping talented professionals secure new, exciting and rewarding career opportunitiesTreating each unique individual with professionalism, respect and integrityMeeting your distinct needs by matching you with the right corporate culturePRIVACY POLICYOur Corporate systems comply with the provisions of the Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act (” PIPEDA”) which became effective January 1, 2004.
To view our complete Privacy Policy please visit http//stoakley.Com/privacy-policy-2/CONSENT POLICYBy you (” The applicant”)submitting your resume and/or personal information here, grant Stoakley-Stewart Consultants Ltd.
(SSC) the right to use personal data for recruitment and selection purposes.
The applicant understands that the applicant’s personal information is only collected, used and disclosed by SSC in accordance with this form or otherwise as permitted by law.
The applicant authorizes SSC to collect, use and disclose their personal information in order to attempt to assist them in gaining employment with of one of SSC’s clients.
For this purpose and as part of this process, the applicant authorizes SSC to take a number of steps, typically including, but not necessarily limited to Obtaining their resume and references (and any updates thereof); Interviewing them;Producing a video-clip of them; Speaking with their references; Verifying information and performing other searches and checks, done either by SSC or by an independent agency on behalf of SSC; Evaluating information about the applicant to analyze their suitability to potential positions; Disclosing any information about the applicant as provided by the applicant, by references and by other sources to any present or future client of SSC who, based on the applicant’s qualifications, work requirements, desires and other factors and determined solely in the discretion of SSC, has or may have a position to which the applicant is or may be suited.
The applicant understands that SSC will not disclose their information to a present or future client without speaking to the applicant first and receiving the applicant’s verbal consent.FOLLOW US FOR THE LATEST JOBS, CAREER ADVICE AND JOB MARKET TRENDSWebsite https://ift.tt/333rSeg https//https://ift.tt/3j8yEoD (@stoakleystewart) https//twitter.Com/stoakleystewartFacebook http//facebook.Com/StoakleyStewartInstagram (@stoakleystewart) https//https://ift.tt/3bMoIhH YouTube https//https://ift.tt/3i1VX25
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2020.09.26 21:47 WorkingInOttawa Ottawa Job Listing: Stoakley-Stewart Consultants, Ltd.: Junior Property Manager

THE COMPANYOur client is a large, continually growing property management firm with residential, industrial and commercial properties throughout Canada.
They are currently seeking a Junior Property Manager to join their team on a busy portfolio in the Ottawa Region for a Residential portfolio.
In this role, you will be responsible for the day to day operations of a demanding portfolio with over 800 units.If you are looking to work for a leading organization in the property management sector, and enjoy being part of a high-performing team with a work-hard play-hard culture and have a strong background in residential property management, we want to hear from you.COMPENSATION$55,000 annually plus additional perksTHE OPPORTUNITYAs the successful candidate, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited toCoaching, mentoring and managing staff Daily walk-throughs of the building to ensure it is up to codeStrong working knowledge of the Residential Tenancy ActResident relations on a regular basis and dealing with issues in a professional and timely mannerEnsuring rents are collected and up to date on a regular basisObtaining quotes from contractors and awarding workAttending Landlord Tenant Board MeetingsSupporting Senior Property Manager with budgeting and ensuring annual budgets are adhered toEXPERIENCE In order to be COMPETITIVE for this position, you will haveStrong computer skills including Microsoft OfficeYardi software experience a definite asset3+ years’ experience as a junior property managerAble to multi-task and work in fast a paced environmentHave strong communication skills, able to manage client relationshipsHave excellent problem-solving skills, able to think on your feetLOCATIONOttawa, ONPOSITION TITLEJunior Property ManagerEMPLOYMENT TYPEPermanent, Full-TimeREQUIRED TRAVELSome (25%)RELOCATION ASSISTANCENoMANAGES OTHERSYesCONTACTValerie Yuricek, Division ManagerHOW TO APPLYPlease click on the ” APPLY” button located elsewhere on this job posting (preferred) or email your resume to vyu[email protected] MORE ABOUT THE RECRUITERValerie Yuricek http//stoakley.Com/meet-valerie-yuricek/JOB CATEGORYAdmin SupportINDUSTRYFacilities/Property ManagementDATEClick here to enter a date.JOB ORDER NUMBER201788KEYWORDSResidential, rental, property management, community manager, junior property manager, multi-residential, highrise, high-rise, mid-rise, tenant services, tenant relations, OttawaABOUT STOAKLEY STEWART CONSULTANTSStoakley-Stewart Consultants Ltd.
is an Executive Search/Recruiting Firm with international reach.
We opened our doors in 1977 and have grown to be one of the most successful employment agencies in Canada, boasting over 300 person-years of recruiting expertise.
We house a team of top-notch consultants, each acting as Subject Matter Expert in their chosen field.
As a result we provide professional recruiting services to clients and candidates in a variety of industries.
This expansive breadth of experience allows us, as a firm, to satisfy all of your hiring/employment needs.
In accordance with Canadian laws, it is the policy of Stoakley-Stewart Consultants to consider all qualified individuals for available positions without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, country of origin, age, disability etc.See ALL of our open jobs at http//data.Stoakley.Com/alljobs.AspWHAT ARE WE KNOWN FOR AND HOW DO WE HELP?Helping talented professionals secure new, exciting and rewarding career opportunitiesTreating each unique individual with professionalism, respect and integrityMeeting your distinct needs by matching you with the right corporate culturePRIVACY POLICYOur Corporate systems comply with the provisions of the Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act (” PIPEDA”) which became effective January 1, 2004.
To view our complete Privacy Policy please visit http//stoakley.Com/privacy-policy-2/CONSENT POLICYBy you (” The applicant”)submitting your resume and/or personal information here, grant Stoakley-Stewart Consultants Ltd.
(SSC) the right to use personal data for recruitment and selection purposes.
The applicant understands that the applicant’s personal information is only collected, used and disclosed by SSC in accordance with this form or otherwise as permitted by law.
The applicant authorizes SSC to collect, use and disclose their personal information in order to attempt to assist them in gaining employment with of one of SSC’s clients.
For this purpose and as part of this process, the applicant authorizes SSC to take a number of steps, typically including, but not necessarily limited to Obtaining their resume and references (and any updates thereof); Interviewing them;Producing a video-clip of them; Speaking with their references; Verifying information and performing other searches and checks, done either by SSC or by an independent agency on behalf of SSC; Evaluating information about the applicant to analyze their suitability to potential positions; Disclosing any information about the applicant as provided by the applicant, by references and by other sources to any present or future client of SSC who, based on the applicant’s qualifications, work requirements, desires and other factors and determined solely in the discretion of SSC, has or may have a position to which the applicant is or may be suited.
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