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No. 1366720[Reply]

for all your stoney baloney needs

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smoker salt goes here >>>/ot/1307162
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No. 1793808

My cat gets excited when she hears my grinder because that means we are about to go chill outside. Sucks that all the leaves are gone and I lose a bit of privacy but seeing Christmas lights everywhere kind of makes up for it. It's cold and I kind of want to go inside but my cat is still having a good time so I'll wait a little longer.

No. 1793823

I don't know if I'm just pulling too hard or for too long, but the disposables I've tried keep popping leaks and spitting juice everywhere and then get clogged up so they're unusable. Also, apparently they're just as bad for your lungs and teeth as smoking, so what's the point anyway kek
My dry vape is such a pain to clean and I constantly have to charge it, but I do like it a lot despite that. What kind did you get? I've been thinking about upgrading…
That's really sweet, I'm glad you and your cat are having fun!

Vid not related, just some festive stoner tunes

No. 1793894

I got an ounce of shake for $24 bucks and it's unlike any shake I've bought from the dispo before it's like almost preground and has tons of KIEF NUGS in it. As in entire big nugs of pure kief. I'm loving this shit what the hell usually bulk shake is all leafy and stemy. What's with this goldmine

No. 1793941

I got an ounce of shake for free once from one of my weed delivery sites and that shit BANGS tf, bong hits were sooo good. A lil rough but good

No. 1795096

My dry herb vape is such a pain too oh my god. I should get a new one but this one technically works so I would feel bad producing e-waste.

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No. 1744028

But if I turn the lights off, I'll be fearful that a demon will snatch me up and drag me out of my shower

No. 1744049

Oh is it a thickness thing? You should try white Niagara grape wine, the flavor is… round and thick and juicy like a grape, not sure how else to describe it (might have been the place I got it from though.) Catawba is also “thicker”.

No. 1744082

Just saw the shadow of my hand and couldn’t figure out why I had so many fingers. Focused my eyes and realized I was seeing one extra. Harmless typical drunk issue but damn I think it’s time to go to bed.

No. 1776057

girll u a lesbian? me tooooo

No. 1794232

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hi nonnieeees, god i am so grateful for a lot of you. despite the mess this place can sometimes be there are some legitimately amazing women on this website and i am lucky as fuck that i've gotten to not only chat with you but in some cases become very close friends. it could be you nonnie, you don't know for sure! this is anonymous, silly! you could be the awesome ones, and if you think you are, you probably are. i love you, you fucking goof balls. you know i've posted in the graduation thread like five times and i keep coming back after a few months?? and that's because of you silly biscuits. never stop being who you are, please be cringe queens, silly stacys. i know youre doing your best and that's all anyone can ask for nonny, i don't need nothin more. shout out to the nonnie who uses picrel as her email avatar, pretty sick nona, i dig it

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No. 1323616[Reply]

Thread for the admiration of felines. Post cute cats NOW!
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No. 1794081

Oh my god I'm so sorry. rest in peace Tommy. what an angel

No. 1794085

I'm incredibly sorry anon, rest in peace to your sweet baby. He sounds like the best cat ever

No. 1794088

I'm so sorry about the loss of your fur baby, he had a good life.

No. 1797786

I'm very sorry for your loss, he looks very beautiful here

No. 1797993

I'm sorry for your loss nonna. It sounds like you gave Tommy the greatest gift you can ever give a cat, which is a life full of love and care. He was very lucky to have you.

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No. 1533659[Reply]

Based on this anons request

This thread is for the discussion on Communist countries during the cold war, or beyond, if you want to discuss contemporary issues in places like Cuba where Marxism still somewhat limps on. I have a strange historical fascination with communist countries during the cold war. I've read a few books on the period and watched lots of documentaries on the era.

>what is a communist country

Just for an overview, a "communist country" is a western term that describes a command economy that prescribes to Marxist Leninism, a 19th century ideology that predicts that society will inevitably transform over time into one where workers own the means of production through class struggle. The countries themselves never professed themselves to be communist, and places like the Soviet Union and East Germany described themselves as socialist worker states on their way to achieving communism. The Soviet Union and the other Eastern European communist states, Mainland China, North Korea and Cuba are such examples of communist countries during the era. The Soviet Union was considered during the cold war to be a superpower, on par with the United States.

>how do communist countries differ from non-communist countries

The main difference beyond the ideology, which functions in effect like a quasi religion, is the prerogative of the state over the economy. Collective farms, state owned factories and guaranteed employment make up the typical hallmarks of a communist country. Housing was also typically guaranteed, meaning if you were a worker your basic necessities were all met. On the other side of the coin, all these countries came with varying degrees of state repression and curtailing of private employment and entrepreneurship.

Feel free to ask questions or to make discussion.
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>But people have the wrong idea of the reforms. What actually happened is the PRC borderline collapsed into civil war during the 1970s. The cultural revolution reached its apotheosis with pitched artillery battles between redguards, other redguards and the PLA. With that chaos, the regional governors did the only thing they could to ward off starvation since the central government wasn't answering their messages, they deregulated the economy. The people themselves, the average chinese people, embraced free enterprise and ended collectivization. It was either that or starve to death. Shit was so fucked up that it went literally unnoticed for years, and then Deng legalized what was already happening and took all the credit for it.

This book I'm reading at the moment better explains it honestly. Basically Deng was bought into power, and went touring around to foreign countries to court capital investment. He went to China and Japan and just behaved like a total asslicker, going "yes yes, we're all friends, we want to be developed like you". And then the second he got back into China just started bleating about how the west was on the verge of collapse and needs an excess place to dump capital. The author seemed to think it wasn't just a cynical ploy, and that the Chinese elites at the time were so brainwormed with Marxist theory they couldn't conceptualize a free market at all even when seeing it.

Whether or not Deng was a genuine traitor to the revolution as tankies say or not isn't the point, the army elites basically stood there and told him "We're returning to the previous collectivization, you're not wasting this much money on buying foreign factories". "Retrenchment" was the name of the policy from 1979-1982, and it was basically the government and military wanting to reform the economy back to how it was before Mao trashed it, further along Soviet lines. But as they got about doing so, they suddenly realized how much of a free market had developed under their nose, and the financial impossibility of stopping it. Each time they tried stopping it, the budget blew out and shortages got out of control. There wasn't the resources left to run collective factories because, to put it bluntly, the peasantry now refused to give resources out. Cotton wasn't reaching the factories, it was instead being funneled to priPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

No. 1783746

Just read a bit further in and it seems like quite literally yeah, the -entire- 1980s were a game of cat and mouse between the Communist Party and the people. A tug of war that went on and on. Retrenchment ended in 1982, but was followed by a crisis of inflation spiraling out of control as the government was stupidly lending out unlimited amounts of money to plug the holes in the economy. They tried floating some prices, and elaborate two tier pricing systems, but every time they did people would just exploit gaps in the market with the black market, defraud the banks some more, ending up with more inflation. It got so bad that the average bureaucrat was just going into a bank and getting a loan for lunch if he forgot his wallet. The average bureaucrat had two years of salary in debt at near zero interest rates he'd pay off with more debt, using that money to gamble, on dinners or just for whatever he wanted.

The soft war between the farmers and the government went on through the 1980s, with the government's loss during the first retrenchment. They licked their wounds, built up power, and then in 1985 came back again in a stronger position to bring the farmers back to heel. Demanding a return to low prices like in the Mao days. It worked at first but then people seen it precariously wouldn't, even the elderly communist party members seen the risks. The Chinese peasants became pretty much Kulaks, and every village had a lookout of kids watching for sedans coming over the horizon, and would sound the gongs warning everyone to hide everything. Government officials were shown up ladders to grain silos and the ladders were kicked out from under them. Other times they were simply dragged out of their car and beaten to death in the street.

But there's this same pattern of government nostalgia for the old days. None of those old toads -really- wanted markets, they didn't even want markets to get developed at first. At every opportunity it seems like they were trying their best to be like North Korea is today. They kept on going to war with the average everyday people, and just losing.

No. 1792771

Makes sense, Lil Ju-ae is the equivalent of Honey Boo Boo

No. 1793583

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Growing up, I was always kinda jealous of the kids who came from former Soviet families because they had such good math skills. Lots of good mat books have been translated since then. Nonnies who grew up in the USSR or knew someone who did, what was the math education like?

No. 1793666

And thanks to the USA, we have radical islamists on every continent. thanks Assholes!

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No. 1516175[Reply]

Discuss anything pertaining to Russia & Eastern Europe.
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No. 1785901

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found my new fav tag on ao3

No. 1786492

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Here's the fic btw.

No. 1787092

At that point just make a jew WW2 AU or something because the premise of that fic is just insane.

No. 1793415

Tu par sito?
Bla, es ahujela kad to izslasiju. Kads sakars? Izardija visu Rigu un Lidostu un tagad sadi pajebali bus? Ahahahaha WTF? Un tagad tas ta muzam staves??? Kadus kreditus mes aiznemsimies sim?

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>es ahujela
I love that chrome translated it as "I gasped"

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No. 1440188[Reply]

Or favorite song. What does it mean to you? Why is it memorable? What made it stick with you?

Thread #2 >>>/ot/913463
Thread #1 >>>/ot/660956
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No. 1786502

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I wish I was a hunter
In search of different food
I wish I was the animal
Which fits into that mood
I wish I was a person
With unlimited breath
I wish I was a heartbeat
That never comes to rest

I wish I was a stranger
Who understands the sky
I wish I was a starship
When Saturn's flying by
I wish I was a princess
With armies at her hand
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No. 1790937

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Come to me
Run to me
Do and be done with me
Cold, cold, cold
Don't I exist for you?
Don't I still live for you?
Cold, cold, cold
Everything I possess
Given with tenderness
Wrapped in a ribbon of glass
Time it may take us but God only knows
How I've paid for those things in the past
Dying is easy it's living that scares me to death, ooh, yeah
I could be so content hearing the sound of your breath, ooh, yeah
Cold is the colour of crystal the snowlight
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No. 1792032

Such a perfect day
Drink sangria in the park
And then later, when it gets dark
We go home

Just a perfect day
Feed animals in the zoo
Then later, a movie too
And then home

Oh, it's such a perfect day
I'm glad I spent it with you
Oh, such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You just keep me hanging on..

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Oh yes, you can kick me
And you can punch me
And you can break my face
But you won't change the way I feel
'Cause I love you

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Well, was I supposed to wait for you sweetheart?
And hide away the shame,
yes I keep it all inside
Though the thought had crossed my mind
To do all the things I'll regret, and we don't want that

… We don't want that
We don't want that
We don't want that, oh no
We don't want that
We don't want that
We don't want that, oh no

Oh, she loves me
She loves me not

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No. 1787422[Reply]

Steal some chicken wings, they’re free.

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No. 1792483

>men are allowed to do it not you!
More like ‘twinks for me but not for thee’

No. 1792484

why do so many retards care about what normie girls do here? ''normie girls wear make up that means i gotta cake myself in make up too'' ''normie girls date old scrotes with saggy balls that means i have to do it too'' some of you never grew out of high school

No. 1792485

Nobody said it was a bad thing lol it just made me laugh because ew

No. 1792486

>wah wah muh legacy
you climbed to the top of a fucking mountain, that too not the fucking Mount Everest, find a way to inject liquid empathy into the male populace then talk about fucking raw you fucking fuck

No. 1792487

I don't know about that. I've heard of at least one fifteen year study where they found that breasts sag more when the woman wears bras more. But the study was only on French women so who knows if it works the same with obese women.

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No. 1343869[Reply]

Ask for something you want, nonnies may deliver it - or not.

>How it differs from the "help me find" thread?

You're not necessarily asking for something you have seen/had before. It's more about asking for something that you want that may or may not exist, and be on anyone's possessions be made by anons.

>Requesting a retro game file instead of just asking what is that obscure game you vaguely remember from your childhood
>Asking for more tech savvy and bored anons to do a gif or WebM for you
>Asking for a trustworthy pirating site for any media
>Etc etc
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No. 1790010

I'm a social retard who doesn't feel like interviewing strangers in person, so here I am.
I'm looking for nonnas who were/are attending college/university to answer a few questions related to office hours.
1. Did/Do you ever attend Office Hours for your classes? Tell me more about that.
2. How helpful do you feel Office Hours are? How worthwhile do you feel like going to Office Hours is? Tell me more about that.
3. Did/Do you know anyone that attends Office Hours regularly? Tell me more about that.
4. What would've/would make you more likely to go to Office Hours?
5. Did/Do you see yourself going to Office Hours more if a Professor offers to do Office Hour appointments (so that you can propose a time and date that works for you and your unique schedule)?
Thanks in advance nonnas!

No. 1791947

Requesting a technique, video or blog post with step to step ways to "ground yourself" and be more present in the moment.

I tend to not appreciate things when I travel cause I'm not really taking it all in, instead just thinking about what's next.

No. 1791949

What's office hours in this context?

No. 1792061

No. 1792106

In the US, office hours are typically designated time slots (hours) in which professors are available to answer students' questions. Some professors offer appointments for students who can't make it to the designated time.
They could be in-person at the professor's office or they could be done virtually on Zoom (or other meeting applications). (Usually they are still in their office.) Sometimes they are done with a group of students, and sometimes they are intimate one-on-one sessions.

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No. 1776699[Reply]

Let your heart out.Try not to devour.
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I had a revelation today that kind of upset me… last month i started to work with a bunch of dudes at my job and they are pretty chill. I befriended one of them and we sometimes talk outside of work as well. One of the reasons that we befriended each other was that we found out pretty quickly that we both hate trannies. He said to me "finally, someone i can be myself around". But whenever i would rant about trannies he was always surprised whenever i relayed information about them eg. the surgeries, their fetishes, the subcategories of trannies etc. Whenever he would rant he wouldn't go much further than "they aren't women and they are disgusting". This struck me as odd. I wondered how he could just hate an entire group of people just based on nothing more than "they aren't women", which is a pretty based statement in itself but it still struck me as odd especially coming from a man. Last week, however, he was busy on his phone and i sat next to him and saw that his lock screen was that of a blonde woman. It seemed like a professionally made portrait. He doesn't have a girlfriend or a wife and i didn't recognize her so my immediate thought was "must be a pornstar". Then today after work i was at home and it hit me that the reason this asshole couldn't give me any proper reasons why he hated trannies was probably because they infested his porn, and that's why he said "they aren't women and they are disgusting". I now don't feel like talking to him anymore. Men forever will continue to disappoint me and i hate it. I should've never thought that he could be one of the good ones. I am now also disappointed in myself.

No. 1791516

i almost set the microwave on fire too as a kid but from putting a literal metal pot in the microwave kek quick lesson learned

No. 1791530

I've learned that if you use the microwave as a timer by having it on, but heating nothing, it can also break kek

No. 1791532

Hi anon, I had a similar problem, kek. Never pregnant, not even on BC or anything. Not even from stimulation of the breast.
I spoke to my doctor and gyno, we did an MRI and found a benign tumour in the brain that causes breast to leak. It's called Prolactinoma. Best wishes, nonnie!

No. 1791559

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military and having our apartment boxed up today and i feel SO awkward and SO bad for not doing more?? i'm on a doctors orders to not lift over 30 which SUCKS because i can normally lift 100-150 no problem. i feel bad watching other people do things and not helping even if they're being paid for it. especially because i have personally moved all these things before and KNOW how much it sucks. i bought them all gatorade / am giving them beer + a tip after but UGH. i hate not being able to help. my husband was asking last week "why are you pre boxing everything and labeling everything, they will do that for us". okay, well i don't feel comfortable with that and at least i will and did make their job easier by consolidating things with clear labels. they still had to go through everything to make sure no aerosols, but since everything was prepacked they could just wrap it afterwards.
we have to be home while they are packing so i am currently hiding in a very small closet with my cat because we have a tiny apartment and it's the end stages and i cannot help whatsoever

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No. 704153[Reply]

ITT we post about what we learned today. Whether it's an interesting scientific fact, an important life lesson, or whatever.
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No. 1789969

Pocahontas is American actor Edward Norton’s 12th great grandma

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No. 1790483

I learned not too long ago that barnacles are crustaceans

No. 1790757

Jiafei is a real person

No. 1790887

Neem oil can be used to cure wounds. I have used it on my cat and on myself.

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