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2023.06.03 10:59 The84thWolf My Reddit post made it into a silly top 11 list

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2023.06.03 10:58 death23400 M26 Help or tips on how to improve my marriage my wife? (F28)

Me and my wife of one year Have been having trouble being more intimate with each other the past seven months. The past two months my wife been very aggravated and aggressive with me over little things even if it wasn’t me who did the things that pissed her off I seemed to be the problem with everything. She also has started to make me feel unwanted and has started in anger have a partner is useless and question why we gotten married. One of the few things she gets upset about is occasionally I will forget about small things but she allowed to forget stuff without consequences. She claimed that she has a low sex drive due to her diabetes but wants sex a lot . She forgot or straight up not tell me about plans that she has but expect me to tell her everything about where I go. How do I fix some of our issues?
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2023.06.03 10:58 seraph122 I've been telling myself to die since i was a kid.

I'm gonna put this in the Suicide - Self harm flair because it seems appropriate but i want people that may read this that what i'm gonna and try to tell isn't exactly about that even if you may read the words a lot.
When i think about it all it's like a onion narrative soaking through. When i was little, me and mom were in a toy store and i told mom if i don't get this Transformers toy i'll kill myself. I was 6-7 still don't understand how that came out of me and i didn't even get the Toy. Weirdly enough it was never brought up. This wasn't a trajectory in terms of me threatening mom that i'll kill myself for a toy, no but saying "I'll kill myself" became a common thing when i'm between four walls alone.
It's weird to talk about it, i would have to tell my best friends to let them know about it. They are damn smart and pull up the rug on me often, summarize me in ways i wish many of you could experience it, that shock that "These people KNOW me and been paying attention" in ways where i even question what i thought to be true about myself but these things are such a secret no one knows because, just not a chance. I don't know how the hell to explain it, how would it make people feel, to tell them "Hey, i tell myself that i wanna die like about 50 times a day, we good."
When i was little older 12-13, i would have these moments of turret like stuckness on a word, i have to say it - the trigger was the word not feeling right, causing displeasure to say it, so i kept repeating the same word or sentence, until it felt right ? What that means i don't know, it just stopped, like a hiccup that can lock you down and take all your focus for the moment being. That went away as i got cognitively better. I had this fantasy starting around the age of 14, that when i'll turn 18 i'll kill myself, it's a date, it's scheduled. It didn't always had to do with anything particular and or negative, the idea behind it was that i wanna see things pan out and if things get worst i'll have that option and i did nothing but exactly just that, see how things pan out, when i mean nothing, i mean literally nothing was done, i don't know how i graduated at all. Wanting to see myself as a valued gem crumble, sort of. Hopelessness is what it felt like.
I would often "Entertain" myself by talking to myself out loud when i'm alone but overtime i noticed the things that just naturally come out of me are, kind of out of place, perverted.. From the ages of 16- till today i would often react to thoughts, memories with a immediate burst of negative emotion and combat it with repetitions of swear words and often it would be "i'll kill myself" like a state of sudden infinite tension, i'm aware that usually means something you need to process in a memory but all i've done my entire life is process from a hundred different angles, kind of a day dreamer - when i turned 18 well i didn't do it did i. Well i just do it when things get horribly worst, i get homeless or parents die, Right ? That is when i started to discard with the fantasy - saying "No, you don't wanna die, stop being stupid" 21 and things in a sense are better, Yet these vocal like "Symptoms" got worst and worst. I would be in bed trying to sleep (futile attempts) and i would tell myself 20 kill myselfs instead of counting sheep. I'm afraid that this will get more out in the open, i thought that if i'm around people this thing doesn't trigger, still haven't really but here home around my brother and parents i'll have to catch myself half way thru saying it, half way thru the reflex like reaction..
I do have Asperger and i do have my Shit life that has it's own sequence of volumes that i could tell to makes so many of my feelings make sense and it would be a dozens of posts of their own but some of these things just make no sense to me like where all this came from ? I'm a generally happy person, easy to make me happy, easy to please me. Sometimes tho, all it takes is one glance at something and it captures me, seeing couples is one such trigger when i'm in the open, immediately, everything in my environment becomes a subject of death. My problem isn't even that if i want to kill myself but that it's all just so twisted, it's like a self fulfilling prophecy where i'm saying it constantly and it provides the emotional drives (or their lack there of) to make my life harder and isolated- pushing me to a place where, the option seems more and more realistic
it's a tale of its own, i was a Private student starting in High school wich meant i studied -10 days a year roughly. I felt and feel like a failure, the day of graduation i did not feel like i should've passed it.. After all i spent 4 years doing nothing but fantasizing about that exact failure and the subsequent fantasy of death. Now here i am and i don't know how to pick up the pieces. What now. I wanna try.
I'm constantly behind, i would like to work, nothing grand just so at least i could buy some cool stuff, a motivation for gaining money, maybe one day to move out but i just waste and punish myself everyday for not responding to job offers responding to my almost empty CV. it's just been like this ever since graduation, it's like I've never learned the opposite of giving up. I don't know how to do it. It's the same thing with dates, never had one, never knew how to be motivated to go out my way but i knew how to punish myself for not feeling up to it. So it's not really about suicide but i don't know what it is if not that. I say it's not that because i still look forward to things, i just don't know how to put myself there.. Into the future. .
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2023.06.03 10:58 Jld101 My new room has a dusty environment what to do?

So i just moved into my new house and new room for around 3 months. Since the first week, i dont know why my room has alot of dust.
I can see alot of dust flying in the air. And my table, floor, pc, etc has alot of dust even though i clean them daily. Im planning to buy an air purifier (which is levoit 400s) but still dont understand why my room has that much dust. But i think maybe it comes from clothes and bed things like pillows. Since it looks like clothes dust but im not sure. My air-conditioner is only 3 months cause its new and i bought it since i moved into my new room and house. So im not sure if i should clean the air conditioner yet.
Should i spend money on the air purifier and what to do with my dusty environment?
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2023.06.03 10:58 Ferren101 I actually cannot revise right now [serious]

This is just me asking for help and motivation. My original plan for this half term was to try and revise as much as possible and possibly try and cram on the weekend. Now most of the week is gone without much success. On top of that, my grandfather, who arrived from my home country alongside my grandmother to stay here for a few months, passed away this morning and all of my motivation has dissapated. Apologies for the analogy but I feel like Macbeth mouning the fact Lady Macbeth had died at the wrong time. If it were only a few weeks later I could've been sad and afford to mourn but GCSE will not stop for anyone and that is a difficult truth I am trying to grasp. It is frustrating, yes, but I need to continue to study else I cannot go on and learn the stuff I wish. I'm sure my grandfather would've wished the same. My family are all in shambles, me included and I have no idea what to do. Motivation was already an issue for me but this on top of the original circumstances is making it all too difficult to bear.
How do I move on or at the very least have enough motivation to get through the last two weeks of exams with sufficient revision. I'm sorry for the macabre tone of my post and I apologise if I have upset anyone by reading this.
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2023.06.03 10:56 B7456-A5 Resume for a Principal Product Manager Job

Hi all,
I've basically worked all my life for a very small company (first employee in a boutique) and managed to bootstrap it to become a e-com company with over 30 FUE and multi-million annual revenue. It's a good job, but after 12 years I really need a change and new challenge. So I want to land a job at a big company (a marketplace) with that I have already worked together in my last job. I can get some good recommendation letters from people working there, but I still need to go through the regular application process. They have a couple of Principal Product Manager jobs that I should be well equipped for, but due to my last job (small business, many hats) I struggled to put down proper project references in my CV. So it would be great if you experts can provide me with some feedback on my CV draft, thanks!
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2023.06.03 10:53 Suspicious-Arugula70 When did USAA become complete garbage?

I filed a claim back in April. I damaged my hydraulic suspension on my car by accident. I ran over tree branch that I didn’t see. The next day I got a warning on my dash to take my car to the shop and not to drive it. So I called USAA for a tow truck.
It took them a week to get my car towed to some shady car auction company, that is over an hour away from my house. Then it took them 2 weeks give me an estimate for the damages, which was some low ball nonsense. I got a check sent to me in the mail, this is after I told them to tow it to the dealership’s body shop to get fixed. A week later they towed my car to dealership’s showroom. The dealership called me asking why my car was towed there and why were my license plates were gone. I called the dealership a week later asking for a status update on my car and they didn’t have it. I have been calling the claims center daily now, and they never return my calls.
It almost been 3 months now without my car, and they are still charging me fucking $300 a month for what?
I’m starting to think I should report my car stolen, but I have a feeling USAA would give me 20% of my cars kbb value. Just because they can get away with it.
I have been a member for over 20 years, and never had any problems before this mess.
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2023.06.03 10:52 midwestchauffeur The Importance of Car Service: Ensuring Optimal Performance and Safety

Introduction: Regular car service plays a vital role in maintaining the optimal performance and safety of our vehicles. It involves a comprehensive inspection, maintenance, and repair of various components, ensuring that our cars operate efficiently and reliably. In this article, we will explore the significance of car service and discuss the key benefits it offers to vehicle owners.
  1. Enhancing Safety on the Road: Heading: Prioritizing Your Safety
A well-maintained vehicle significantly reduces the risk of accidents and ensures the safety of both the driver and passengers. Car service includes checking critical safety features such as brakes, tires, suspension, lights, and steering systems. Timely identification and rectification of any issues in these components can prevent potential hazards on the road, providing peace of mind to drivers.
  1. Extending Lifespan and Reliability: Heading: Prolonging Your Vehicle's Lifespan
Regular car service helps in extending the lifespan of your vehicle. By adhering to manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedules, you can identify and address minor issues before they escalate into major problems. Routine oil changes, filter replacements, and inspections of belts, hoses, and fluid levels can prevent premature wear and tear, ensuring that your car remains reliable for years to come.
  1. Improving Fuel Efficiency: Heading: Maximizing Your Fuel Economy
Efficient fuel consumption is not only economical but also environmentally friendly. During car service, technicians analyze fuel delivery systems, engine performance, and other crucial factors that affect fuel efficiency. By maintaining optimal tire pressure, ensuring clean air filters, and keeping the engine properly tuned, you can significantly improve your car's fuel economy, saving you money at the pump.
  1. Avoiding Costly Repairs: Heading: Saving Your Wallet from Major Expenses
Neglecting regular car service may lead to more significant and costly repairs down the line. Regular inspections can identify potential issues early on, allowing for timely repairs or replacements of faulty components. By addressing minor problems promptly, you can prevent them from escalating into more severe damage, ultimately saving you from expensive repairs and breakdowns.
  1. Preserving Resale Value: Heading: Protecting Your Investment
If you plan to sell or trade in your vehicle in the future, regular car service is essential for maintaining its resale value. Potential buyers are more likely to be attracted to a well-maintained vehicle with a documented service history. Regular maintenance not only keeps your car in excellent condition but also demonstrates your commitment to its care, enhancing its market appeal.
  1. Accessing Expert Advice: Heading: Leveraging Professional Expertise
Car service provides an opportunity to consult with trained professionals who specialize in automotive maintenance. Technicians can offer valuable advice on how to best care for your specific make and model, including recommendations for optimal driving practices, maintenance intervals, and any potential recalls or updates from the manufacturer. This expertise ensures that you receive the best possible care for your vehicle.
Conclusion: Regular car service is a crucial aspect of responsible vehicle ownership. By prioritizing safety, extending your car's lifespan, improving fuel efficiency, avoiding costly repairs, preserving resale value, and leveraging professional expertise, you can enjoy a reliable and efficient driving experience. Remember to follow your manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule and consult with trusted professionals to keep your car in top shape for years to come.
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2023.06.03 10:52 wcdecomseo ECommerce SEO Services by SEO Experts

In the digital era, having a strong online presence is crucial for the success of any e-commerce business. One effective way to enhance your online visibility and drive targeted traffic to your online store is through search engine optimization (SEO). In this article, we will explore the world of e-commerce SEO and provide you with actionable tips to optimize your online store for search engines.

E-commerce SEO: What is it and why is it important?

When it comes to running an e-commerce business, visibility is everything. E-commerce SEO involves optimizing your online store's content, structure, and overall user experience to rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs). Implementing effective SEO strategies can increase your website's organic traffic, attract potential customers, and boost your sales.

The Role of Keywords in E-commerce SEO

Keywords play a vital role in e-commerce SEO. They are the words and phrases that users enter into search engines when looking for products or services. By conducting thorough keyword research, you can identify the most relevant and high-volume keywords for your business. Incorporating these keywords naturally throughout your website's content, meta tags, and product descriptions can significantly improve your website's visibility in search results.

On-Page Optimization for E-commerce SEO

Optimizing your e-commerce website's on-page elements is crucial for better search engine visibility. Here are some key on-page optimization techniques you should implement:
  1. Title Tags: Craft compelling and keyword-rich title tags for each page to attract clicks from search engine users. Include your primary keyword and make it enticing.
  2. Meta Descriptions: Write compelling meta descriptions that summarize the page's content and encourage users to click through. Incorporate relevant keywords naturally while maintaining a conversational tone.
  3. URL Structure: Create clean and user-friendly URLs that include your target keywords. Avoid long and confusing URLs that can negatively impact user experience.
  4. Header Tags: Use header tags (H1, H2, H3, etc.) to structure your content and highlight important sections. Include relevant keywords to help search engines understand the context of your content.
  5. Optimized Product Descriptions: Write unique and informative product descriptions that incorporate keywords naturally. Provide detailed information about the product, its features, and benefits to entice potential buyers.
  6. Image Optimization: Optimize your product images by using descriptive file names and alt tags that include relevant keywords. This helps search engines understand the content of the images and improves your chances of ranking in image search results.

Off-Page Optimization for E-commerce SEO

Off-page optimization refers to activities that take place outside your website but have a positive impact on its search engine rankings. Here are some effective off-page optimization strategies:
  1. Link Building: Build high-quality backlinks from reputable websites to increase your website's authority and credibility. Seek opportunities for guest blogging, influencer collaborations, and partnerships with industry-related websites.
  2. Social Media Marketing: Leverage social media platforms to promote your e-commerce store and engage with your target audience. Share valuable content, run contests, and encourage user-generated content to boost brand awareness and attract more visitors to your website.
  3. Online Reviews and Testimonials: Encourage your customers to leave reviews and testimonials about their experience with your products. Positive reviews enhance your online reputation and contribute to higher search engine rankings.
  4. Local SEO: Optimize your website for local SEO if your e-commerce business has a physical location or serves specific geographical areas. Claim and optimize your Google My Business listing, target location-specific keywords, and ensure your NAP (Name, Address, Phone number) information is consistent across online directories.
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2023.06.03 10:51 avishkar_infra Top Builders in Kolhapur

Top Builders in Kolhapur

Top Builders in Kolhapur
The emergence of various builders in Kolhapur has played a crucial role in shaping the city's skyline and providing modern housing solutions to its residents. These builders in Kolhapur have successfully catered to the growing demand for residential and commercial properties, contributing to the city's development.
The builders in Kolhapur have displayed their expertise in constructing a diverse range of properties, including apartments, villas, and commercial complexes. With their innovative designs and commitment to quality, they have created architectural marvels that blend seamlessly with the city's rich cultural heritage. These builders understand the importance of incorporating modern amenities and sustainable practices in their projects, ensuring a comfortable and eco-friendly living experience for the residents.
The top builders in Kolhapur are known for their professionalism, timely delivery, and customer-centric approach. They strive to exceed customer expectations by offering well-designed homes that reflect contemporary lifestyles. These builders emphasize transparency in their dealings and maintain a high level of integrity, earning the trust and loyalty of their customers.
Moreover, the top builders in Kolhapur keep abreast of the latest industry trends and technological advancements. They embrace innovation and leverage cutting-edge construction techniques to deliver projects that stand out in terms of quality and aesthetics. Additionally, these builders collaborate with renowned architects and engineers to create iconic structures that add value to the city's urban landscape.
In conclusion, the builders in Kolhapur have played a pivotal role in shaping the city's real estate sector. Through their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction, they have established themselves as the driving force behind the city's development. With their focus on quality, innovation, and sustainable practices, these builders have set a benchmark for the industry, making Kolhapur an attractive destination for individuals seeking modern and well-crafted homes.
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2023.06.03 10:51 alarmingmiracles 27 [F4M] Nothing planned on a Saturday night

I'm a fun-to-be-with, pretty chill, 420 friendly, fair-skinned woman with glasses who is not too tall. I'm a foodie, I drive, have a few tattoos (will be adding more soon) and I have a pretty stable career. I am plus size but am trying to keep fit.
I'm looking for a man who has the following qualities:
If you think you fit the bill, send me a message. Got no plans tonight so I’m looking to meet up with hopefully new friends. Let's get to know each other!
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2023.06.03 10:51 Comfortable-Bet6294 creepiest thing that ever happened to me

i had some old adidas shoes and i was about to sell them on a app like facebook market place and it was like wednesday and i planned to meet with a buyer saturday. friday night i had a dream where i was about to meet that guy and i suddenly teleported to my grandmas house right when i was about to meet that guy, and i had to make an excuse for that because that guy wouldn't belive that i just got "teleported" a few cities away, and i just told him in my dream that my mother had some problems and we had to rush her to the hospital and we cannot meet that day. i dont remember anymore of that dream than that, but when i woke up and i realised it wasn't real, it didn't mean nothing to me and i just went along with my day and called the guy to meet him as we planned. and then when he picked up the phone he literally told me that we cannot meet that day because HIS mother got some problems and he had to rush her to the hospital. i dreamt exactly what he told me and it really messed my head up because what i said in my dream happened to his mother its like i predicted it, and for me thats my creepiest experience ever and my "glitch in the matrix". i hope you guys got my ideea, english is my second language.
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2023.06.03 10:50 Illustrious-Oil4293 Continuation of the story.

Hey guys. Here is a continuation of what I was writing. Sorry for the formatting, just typing it out in my notes and copy and pasting here.
Our story begins with our friend Jackie Chan and soon to be an unknowingly hero of the people as he journeys through a Bavarian jungle towing with him a group of people, a scholar and exhibitionists who would seek out a treasure to gain fame and attention from the world, either in academia or media attention, to announce to the world and peers that they broke through the many traps that the castle says to contain. Trudging through this weary jungle comes along the castle they seek, our friend Jackie, a lean individual, unassuming and gentle hearted who is deceptively athletic and studies and practices martial arts, continues his journey into the castle. "The mad king Ludwig would invite many guest into the castle but would fall victim to many of its deadly traps" says the scholar "Rude..." an exhibitionist joins in saying. "That's why his name was not Lovable Ludwig or good neighbor of Bavaria - Huh, stand back..." says Jackie. Jackie stops dead in his tracks with his group to follow, well enough light pours into the castle that would lead unbeknownst treasure seekers to rummage the castle recklessly to fall victim to its many traps, with nothing a stir and everything quiet, Jackie finds this to be too eerie and finds in their way a wire, though invisible to those who enter the castle, not invisible to Jackie as his fine tuned senses crafted by his self-discipline and with a sensible sharp mind are at work, lowers himself with aerosol can in hand and makes visible the invisible wire. "What are the odds that these traps still-..." remarks one of the men. Jackie motions over to the exhibitionist and grabbed his hat to drop on the wire, suddenly two walls collide into each other this time only in succeeding in killing a hat. Loud clicking noises and rumblings of the walls suggest that the mechanism for the trap is resetting and moments later the two walls come apart leaving the invisible wire intact waiting for its next victim. The exhibitionist stares in disbelief by the sudden closing and opening wall of death and has his jaw left gaped opened by his astonishment that he nearly just died was closed by Jackie and motions forward leaving an air of unspoken reason that following Jackie's lead may keep them alive. Following hallways left and right leading to a room with pictographs and decorations of stone statues, against the far wall has a human skull that Jackie handles to find a handle that releases the door. Looks of triumph that he beat the castles traps and looks of shock and excitement on the group, Jackie has found the treasure room. As the door rises revealing the treasure room, light pours into the room and Jackie leads forward to light torches along the wall and once was a dimly lit room is now glowing brilliantly with gold, gold coins, golden assortments from goblets to swords, gems and expensive stones covering the floor and piled high. "Ludwig's lost treasure..." remarks the scholar. "I'm sure that the booty is booby-trapped so don't-...." begins Jackie to everyone. With blind enthusiasm, the would be still alive exhibitionist runs towards the treasure picking up a golden sword hilted in rubies, sapphires and emeralds, then the room and door begin to convulse violently, another trap! As quickly as the room begins to rumble and the door jerks downward threatening to close them inside, Jackie kicks up a spear into the air and with a spin through the air, kicks it toward the closing door jamming it open as Jackie shouts "Go! Go! Go!". Motioning everyone out, everyone in a panic stricken run, all begin towards the door until Jackie finds himself running into the door when the spear snaps finding himself alone as the group escaped. Moments later an arrow shoots across Jackie's face and launches himself backwards as arrows after arrows begin ejecting themselves from the walls that would kill any person or persons who gets this far; yelping out the words "bad day! bad day! bad day!" Staggering backwards and leaping into the air, above these arrows, ducking more, spinning mid jump over treasures, in a leap lands over a golden shield emblazoned with some chicken scratch, begins to deflect arrows left and right cornering Jackie. Jackie in danger of never being seen again, looks up, a hole in the wall, Jackie wall jumps into a sliding tunnel and in a panic places the shield under himself to ride the shield down the trail and finally bursting out of the castle and within view the group is spotted to have also exited the castle, with Jackie landing and coming to a stop on the shield sliding on the ground, "Snowboarding works better with snow" says Jackie, relieved for everyone to have made it out alive. From a distance, strange men observing Jackie with binoculars, the seemingly men to appear to be the leaders issuing an order to their men. "Follow him..." "Follow him..."
Jackie returns from his trip to Bavaria to his home in San Francisco. Jackie resides in his uncle's two story antique shop, "Uncle's Rare Finds". In his room we carry on as Jackie blow by blow, ebbs and flows, as he strikes a dummy. In his studio room for his training displays a number of photographs, taken at events or jobs he was hired on to take people on exhibitions, there in all his photographs is a man who never has trouble finding his smile in all of them either as a leader or competitor. Jackie with another day of training in, is summoned by his uncle with the clattering of a bell. Jackie's uncle is a fairly old man, in his signature bright yellow vest, glasses, gray standing hair and his garlic and mung bean smell, that originates by his consumption of garlic and mung beans that he always believes is good for you. From the second story calls out to his uncle, "What is it Uncle?". "Come, give Uncle a hug", Jackie jumps over the railing and effortlessly twist in mid air to land and give uncle a hug, SMACK, Jackie was just struck over the head by Uncle's strong fingers that he uses to scold. "Ow!" Jackie yelps. "You did not make coffee this morning, coffee is the only thing keeping Uncle's ancient heart beating, you want dead uncle? No? Then you make coffee" "Ok" replies Jackie "One more thing" uncle begins again, "You received phone call from the University, they want you to translate parchments" "Ok" replies Jackie "One more thing" Uncle continues before Jackie begins his work, Uncle examines the newly brought in golden shield, talking out loud with his thoughts of the ancient chicken scratch on the shield with an odd encrusted pewter center with a rooster emblazoned on it, "I cannot translate inscriptions, very old writing, I must reference my journals." "Ok" replies Jackie "One more thing" Uncle continues "This is Jade, your niece, she will live with you for a year? Ok?" Jackie with no second thought on his list of instructions from Uncle, "ok" Taken back, Jackie exclaims "I have a niece?" Now discovering the child in plain view by the entrance as she wears a scowl under her black hair that spikes downwards with her arms folded. Uncle explains, "Your cousin Shin's girl from Hong Kong, Jade is not behaving well there, doing poorly in school, your cousin thinks she will do better with you" "Nobody asked me" exclaims Jackie. "Did not want to bother you" Uncle coolly states, then sends Jackie to tackle his new instructions. Jackie nervously chuckles, "Hello, I am Jackie". Jade, stiff as a statue, continues her scowling and looks with contempt for being in this dibilated antique shop. "No English?" Jackie tries another greeting, "Ne Ho Ma-...." Three men enters the shop. Jackie welcomes the new customers and begins exercising his retail sales abilities, as Jackie also helps Uncle in his Rare Finds shop as a salesman. "You're Jackie Chan, the archeologist?" Asks one of the three men. "Oh, I dabble in the study of past civilizations" replies Jackie. "Well, we are aware that you recently dabbled a shield from a Bavarian Castle, our extremely wealthy employer is interested in purchasing the shield"
Jackie seeing this is not the regular customer Uncle's Rare Finds usually receives, wearing a 70's style white suit, all red blazing combed back slick hair and seems to be having trouble clearing his sinuses and seems a bit on edge. His two companions, just as unremarkable and out of the ordinary among usual customers, one quite tall and burly, sporting a wrinkled black jacket, red tie and white shirt with dress shoes that could do with some polishing, Jackie faintly smells alcohol from where he stood and the other, short but stands tall with his bright orange sunglasses and leather coat suggest he may kick you up side along the head at the wrong moment.
Jackie with great suspicions, "I'm sorry, I have already donated that piece to the university" "Really...?" The man in red and white nods to the others behind him to send a small message, pokes out his wild swinging hand and pokes out a finger to drive an antique to the floor but unable to shoot straight misses with a hurried "whoops", tries again, sending two antiques rolling to the floor! Jackie thoroughly shocked, dives across the floor coming to a roll right under the falling antiques and catches them on his back - the shorter of the men with a smirk on his face sends flying an antique, but in a flash Jackie sends off a cushion from a nearby seat, throwing the two in hand and with a bounce with the cushion, Jackie runs forward to catch all three antiques in a snap, antiques in hand, puts them down safely and takes a seat with a smile. Looks of horror and awestruck coves over the three, as well as Jade, whose left speechless of his Uncle's ability, just stood standing in place. "It would be in your family's best interest to undonate the shield, Mr. Chan... places hand over Jades head by this time tomorrow", the three exit without another word. Uncle walks in "did they buy anything?" "No" Jackie answers "You are a terrible salesman!" "Watch the girl and hide the shield" Jackie instructs. "Where am I going to hide a big shield? sputters on where did I put the shield?" Uncle continues on as Jackie exited to follow the men and unknown to Uncle, so did Jade.
Jackie exiting Uncle's Rare Finds finding the vehicle leaving, quick and light on his feet, leaps for the fire escape of the building, leaping gracefully and the mastery of his body to do so, clambers onto balconies and shop signs onto a roof catching up to the vehicle. Running along side the vehicle, Jackie peers in, the man in red and white is hunched over and takes a great deep inhale, crushed powder in forms of lines on a plate is visible to Jackie. The wrinkled out suit man is also clambering with something in hand, Jackie is catching up as the vehicle comes to a stop, running to the ledge, down gutter pipes, SNAP, the pipes snatch free from the wall sending Jackie down BANG. Wrinkled out suit man chokes on the contents of his flask and sputters, finding his breath and the man in red and white being seen hiding his plate and all three wordless, Jackie continues innocently, "That will buff right out" pointing at the ding he has caused as if it's the only problem there. Angry, the gas petal is floored with Jackie and gutter still on top, coming onto and off side walks sending people wildly running in all directions to come to a sudden stop at a fenced playground. The three exit to introduce themselves more physically to Jackie, launches themselves at him. Jackie pulls back from attack, dishes one of his own with the gutter sending them away, Jackie jumps and rolls into the sunroof of the window, the men, SLAMMED by the doors that Jackie kicks open, ejects himself from the vehicle, musters up his strength and leaps over the fench, rolls to a stop, sitting upright begins to mock the men, "Nya Nya!" The three men remain to be unknown to Jackie, had not even realized they were watching him in Bavaria nor did he know that they're extremely wealthy employer has equipped them with military grade electric rods, these men were The Enforcers. The Enforcers leap forward with their electrified rods, melting the fence and sending Jackie backwards. As agile Jackie is, he swerves, ducks, rotates and spins, comes to a semi truck and takes the windshield wipers with him, coming to a landing with a flourish of the wipers in a stance that says I'm ready. With a chuckle of the Enforcers, Tap! Tap! Jackie has struck two over the hands, disarming them and kicked another away. Running off to the still occupied playground, Jackie yells out "No more playtime, Go! Go!". Children running and the enforcers come around, on the right slow going, Jackie kicks a tether ball right around to the man in the wrinkled out suit face and almost lazily falls over. Jackie looks up and finds another lunging from a nearby jungle gym, Jackie kicks and with a loud CRACK, finding a broken nose "that's where I put my drugs!". The third, short yet strong, comes to spare with Jackie, jabbing in and out, showing signs that he learned martial arts is swept backwards onto a rocking horse and sits down dazed and defeated. The other two continues still, after Jackie, they are led to a swing set, "Oh hey! - what the --" Jackie has tangled them together in the swings, stuck together now Jackie jumps onto a jungle gym with continually readiness. "Wow!" Says one "Let's get out of here" says another. The enforcers make a run for it, watching them run, leaps down to discover Jade has followed him, taken aback, "Jade?" We have another man appear from behind and with a weapon that released a gas, renders Jackie unconscious.
"Now he's coming too" remarks the men inside the van Jackie finds himself in, is saying. Jackie opens his eyes, "Aaahhh! Agustus Black!" Jackie opens his eyes and finds a familiar face with the others left in confusion, "hmmm?" Jackie continues "What are you doing here? Ow, what am I doing here?" "I'm afraid its official business, Jackie. Replies Black. "Where have you been? I don't hear from you for six years, BOOM, you're in San Francisco saving me from those thugs" "Jackie, I knocked you out" explains Black. Jackie outraged, the van stops to a screech, Jackie exits. "Why did you do that?" Jackie continues. "Jackie--" Black beckons "I thought we were friends" "We are, Jackie." Replies Black. "I'm sorry but this location must be kept a secret. "Oh, yes, I can see this is some very special garbage, maybe I will see you in another six years" "Jackie--" Black stammers Excuse me, while I call a cab" "Jackie--" Black calls out. Jackie turns to a lone telephone booth amongst the garbage. Enters. Jackie dials, "Oh?" With a sudden jerk, the telephone booth is swallowed by the wall and in a rush Jackie screaming for dear life, the booth is fast tracked along a corridor to a halt and let's out a sigh of relief but without warning it drops. Screaming once again trying to keep himself centered, DING! the booth landed, doors open with Jackie plopping out. "Tried to warn you" Black states. "How did you get down here?" "The stairs... Follow me." "Jackie, Welcome to Section 13." Leading Jackie in, Black shows him around. "I thought you were with interpol" "Even with them I was shepherding this agency in secret" answers Black. "You're a spy?... are they spies too?" "Law Enforcement, Jackie, Elite Special Forces." "So why give me the big tour?" Asks Jackie. "We are aware you've recently acquired an artifact in Bavaria" explains Black. "Why does everyone know that?" Jackie continues, "You are the second one to ask about the shield today" "I was afraid of that" Black leads Jackie to a terminal. "Secrion 13 was founded to investigate large scale international crimes - crimes which often can be traced back to The Dark Hand, a criminal syndicate. The Dark Hand has connections to nearly all criminal activity and their leader is this man pulls up image of a man in striking white long blonde hair that is tied back in a nice Italian suit Valmont. Today you met his cronies that Valmont sends on personal errands around town. Finn, who is Irish and believes disco will never die, another only known as Ratso then there is Chow, as you seen, Chow has some martial arts training. The three known as the enforcers but won't think twice to push over an elderly lady if it meant completing their orders.
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2023.06.03 10:50 stewy92 Max account, quite heartbreaking

Max account, quite heartbreaking
Anyone else experienced this? When I say max I mean own everything in game/achieved high lvl genuinely. Loss of countless hours customizing vehicles grinding challenges ect gone. If you experienced this what did they give you, and did you get extra compensation for their mess up?
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2023.06.03 10:49 GlencoeDreamer Insurance company cancelled my policy

I've been driving for over a year now, and had a monthly subscription insurance with Cuvva. They have stopped providing monthly subscription insurance. If for whatever reason your policy cancels e.g payment fails your policy will get cancelled.
A year ago just as i moved off on a roundabout a car behind hit me. It was a slow speed rear end so no damages and no claims made. I reported this to my insurance company.
A year later today i get an email saying because of this my policy has been cancelled because this is how their systems works. It cancels any policies with reported incidents regardless of fault.
Absolute joke i have logged a complaint as its unfair that my policy gets canceled through no fault of my own. It states in the policy i have to declare accidents, fault or not and i have done this, and they penalised me for it. I worked hard towards getting my license and first NCB only for this insurance company to screw me over like this. Who's going to want to insure me now? I'll have to pay for an ever more expensive insurance policy because of this. They said my NCB wont be affected but i have no faith in this company
Their terms states they will only cancel a policy if they have a valid reason. Because of how their systems works, is not a valid reason. I will also be taking this matter to the financial ombudsman
Can they do this? Cancel my policy for literally no reason?
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2023.06.03 10:49 ketobegin64 Was I fleeced

I recently bought a new to me home (built 1949) that is a fixer upper. What I didn’t realize is that it would be a money pit.
So what started out as an issue with the kitchen sink waste pipe replacement morphed into repairing the plumbing entire house and I still have more to do.
What needed to be done ( forgive me if I get the language wrong):
• Waste pipe from kitchen sink had to be replaced. Years of Drano use from pushing everything into the garbage disposal caused the cast iron pipe to fail. Lots of pitting on the exterior of the pipe. This pipe had polka dots. I’d never seen anything like this before.
• replace water heater (40 gal BW). The previous water heater was ~9 yrs old and had had some repairs. This was the one thing I knew had to be replaced so was prepared to spend about $1200 here.
• install water softener not having this seemed to be the root cause of a lot of my problems
• replace shutoff valves on main lines under bathroom sink, toilet, kitchen sink, washer, utility sink, water line to fridge
• replaced the exterior frost free sill faucets. I learned the hard way these had failed by having first use this spring flood the basement
• replace the main shutoff valve to my home
• I had cast iron, PVC, copper, and galvanized pipe in my home. Because the home at one time had a beauty parlor in the basement, had a rudimentary shower that no longer worked, and was party central complete with a bar sink with taps that no longer worked. There were pipes all over the place. Now only copper and PVC
• the home has a second kitchen in basement and the sink will be reused as my utility sink
• bathroom fixtures in bathroom shower were replaced
All of this cost $19K
I still have to get the following done:
• replace bath sink faucet ($650)
• replace toilet ($1200) Kohler comfort heigh elongated seat will be used but for this. I have not selected which model of toilet but would like a bidet seat I think. I need to do some more reading about those. I would prefer to have a skirted toilet so that it’s easier to clean but need some advice here.
• replace kitchen faucet ($745)
All faucets are Wolverine brass except for the utility sink that will end up being whatever 6” center faucet I can find. I’m looking at a Union brass model (
• move laundry ($4800) the work for this will involve:
So are costs out of line?
I ended up going with this company because I received no response from one other I called. The third had no availability to come out to do an inspection and bid the work. I called first week in April and they could not come until late May.
I am in IL near the Quad cities at IA border.
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2023.06.03 10:49 Upstairs_Living_3102 SafePepe (BSC) The Next Moonshot, Missed PEPE? Here's Your Second Chance! Fair Launch, Safety-Centric, Rewarding, and Primed for Lift-off!

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2023.06.03 10:48 tkyocoffeeman Spousal COE cleared while I'm on vacation in Japan; can I save myself a trip back to the US just to process the COE?

Situation is as written in the title. I'm currently visiting Japan as a tourist, already here for a month, with no U.S. return ticket purchased yet. My wife received my Spousal COE today; it instructs me to go to my local Japanese consulate (in the U.S.) to exchange it for an entry visa which I should submit when disembarking at Narita Airport.
Is there a way to have my COE processed here in Japan? I'd really prefer not to have to waste money flying back to the U.S. for a few days and then flying all the way back. I plan on calling immigration on Monday, but as that's two days away, I was hoping someone else has gone through similar circumstances. Thanks!
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2023.06.03 10:48 NekoMedin6023 Need some help with troubleshooting

Recently my pc has been doing some weird things in games that I havent seen before. Wanted to paly through AC origins again with new game + and its pretty much unplayable. Scripts just dont load in after a cutscene and I have to change a weapon for it to load and even then every 5 steps it needs to freeze the game to load in more details. Turning down the graphics to potato doesnt help, in fact in some games like GTA5 where the map doesnt load and I end up driving on air or crashing into an invisible building, turning down the settings from what the game set on launch actually made the loading times worse. AC unity every time a loading screen appears, I have to alt tab to another app and alt tab back for it to finish loading, otherwise it just wont do anything. In fall guys sometimes the game would crash and the next time I run it a RAM error would appear. I have tried switching out ram because of fall guys, not it. My best guess would be the memory controller inside of the cpu. Specs are CPU: I3 6100, GPU: MSI 1050ti, MB: MSI B150 gaming M3. Yes its a very old PC but dont really have the money to get a new pc and used parts in Latvia.. not sure if its worth the money. Putting it all together my best guess would be that the memory controller is at fault but I would love some suggestions and ideas about this whole mess
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2023.06.03 10:47 damagedgoodz99824 Poster contest

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2023.06.03 10:47 SilverwolfMD Starting a canon SP New Game: AC6 with the CFA-44 (a very abridged draft)

ROTC makes it clear that when you sign on and they fund you for college, you owe them active or semi-active time. He knew he put in that time, even though war had only been a rumor. Worse, when you have talent, the military sees it and diverts you there. He showed promise as a pilot, so they put him in the simulator. Then sent him to flight school. Talisman wasn’t gunning to be a test pilot or higher fighting school. Not like his wingleader in flight school. Marcus was a decent guy, a career fighter pilot. He deserved the better hardware, he was dedicated to service. Well, so was Talisman…though he thought more of service beyond that of a soldier. Maybe an astronaut? But one’s personality and hopes must be weighted against things that happen in the real world, and Talisman’s wake-up call was a sound: 
It wasn’t a sonic boom…not like a whip-crack pitched down from the mass of a fighter jet being orders of magnitude more massive than the stringy tip of the whip, harnessing the inherent mass and acceleration to power past the sound barrier. No. Talisman had known that sound in the times he flew live rounds on a firing range. Something exploded. Talisman looked up instinctively…his first action was somewhere between primal reflex and trained response. It was a simple sentence… “What the hell was that?!” Talisman ran on the drills. The base wasn’t under attack, but Gracemerian territory was. Reluctant or not, he had a job to do…except… Too many pilots, not enough aircraft. The order came down from the commanding officer. Talisman knew the callsign “Ghost Eye,” and went right to the lead mechanic, who asked him one question. “Can you read Estovakian?” Odd question. It did stir up some memories, but… “Read it, write it, speak it. Why…” “Ghost Eye’s cleared you for Nos.” Apparently, “Nos” was salvage…expertly restored salvage. Estovakia lost a prototype fighter, experiments on a shoestring from their lingering aerospace developement…lingering, after massive asteroid fragments hit Estovakia like a planet-scale claymore mine. Well, Emmeria has some awesome engineers. The intel officer (mechanic) read Talisman in on enough info. They pieced together the wreckage and rebuilt the original…and made it flightworthy. It passed all the tests, and it was ready for reproduction. So they told Talisman after he zipped into the flight suit…that seemed a little heavier than even the advanced G-support used for the Raptor. Talisman looked in disbelief at the machine in front of him, a spear of…titanium reinforced carbon fiber, arachnocomposite (spider-silk weave in rigid epoxy), aluminum, and…insanity. The ordinance techs were maneuvering BRICKS onto its ordinance stations. Bricks. Slabs. Slabs with lots of tubes set flush into the surface. “This thing flies?” He knew it was a stupid question…he’d read up on earlier aircraft with stranger configurations. “It’s flown to the nth degree around four test pilots. You’ve flown the Raptor?” “I did…I’m Navy, though, the Raptor is Air force…” “This bird is as unforgiving for recklessness, that’s why your G-suit is overbuilt. I read your file, and if Ghost Eye says you’re good to drive Nos, I’ll buy it. She’s more stable than she looks, but she’s also VERY nimble. And that SP weapon we’re loading in…” Talisman looked again at the slabs. “Yeah?” “Use them carefully, we don’t have too many rounds in this arsenal.” A reserve pilot going in to war. Talisman felt like he was cannon fodder, never mind that the Squadron commander, Ghost Eye himself, endorsed him to drive a piece of reconstructed and tested machinery salvaged and rebuilt from a crashed original. ‘Still,’ he thought, ‘it works.’ Indeed it did. The cockpit seemed salvaged from some of the original instruments, yet his fluency was enough to interpret the non-Gracemerian labels. The engine startup was the same, the avionics, nav, and tactical were Gracemerian standard, yet the readouts ran so fluidly with the existing hardware, it was more refined than a kludge. It was a testament to the discipline of the Gracemerian pilots that there was nary an interruption at the sight of the odd airframe. It had clear Gracemerian military markings, and the bird emblem of his reserve unit…a mythical firebird from the faith of the first…and only monarch Gracemeria had, the Garuda. ‘Not going to die here…’ Talisman thought to himself. Self-rhetoric, something to keep him from panicking…he hadn’t, but…he was only human. He just knew how to fly the machines he was ordered to learn to fly. Yeah, he was more intelligent than “just following orders,” and he held his shit together. But whatever made him good enough that Ghost Eye would give him code-word clearance to put his ass in this machine…still, a comfortable cockpit, controls on each side so he didn’t need to move around so much… “THEY TOOK OUT KING’S BRIDGE!” Comm chatter, but important chatter. Crap. King’s bridge…he drove over that this morning on his way to the airbase. Talisman settled the nose of his blue-gray spear on the centerline of the runway. ‘I’m lead. How the hell am I even on lead for takeoff?’ The tower gave clearance: “Just do what you always do!” ‘Right,’ he thought. ‘Okay…do what I always do.’ Talisman ran the controls…kick the pedals left and right, run the stick through all the axes. Runway takeoff, so flaps to first setting, hook up, launch bar up…that gave him a measure of familiarity, this was a CATOBAR aircraft, one that needed to be tough just to land. Anti-skid on. Hold the brakes and open the throttle, and as the engines go wet… Nos didn’t have all-original hardware, but the Khesedi afterburning turbofans were more than adequate to the task, with a butter-smooth transition to wet thrust that Talisman almost missed before releasing the brakes. Nos wasn’t being thrown into flight from a carrier, but she seemed to want to pretend. The airframe was tight, and she held the centerline. The fly-by-wire transmitted every flutter back through the controls, so when Talisman felt the tiny nudge from the undercarraige that the wings were grabbing wind…he eased back on the stick. ‘Just do what I always do?’ He took a few breaths on the O2 feed. ‘I haven’t been to war before.’ Not many pilots had until that day. For many of the angels, it was the first dance. 
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2023.06.03 10:47 Ok_Bluebird_1032 Hajj 2023 : Hajj Rituals a Journey of Faith and Worship Hajj 2023

The expected date of Hajj this year is 26 June 2023 to 1 July 2023.
Hajj is performed over five to six days, from the 8th to the 12th or 13th of Dhul Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar
When did Hajj become an Obligation?
The obligation of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, was established during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the year 9 AH (After Hijrah). It was during this year that the Prophet received a revelation from Allah instructing Muslims to perform Hajj. The revelation came in the form of a verse from the Quran:
"And [due] to Allah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House - for whoever is able to find thereto a way." (Quran 3:97)
From that moment onwards, Hajj became a religious obligation for all Muslims who have the physical and financial means to undertake the journey. It is considered one of the five pillars of Islam, along with the declaration of faith, prayer, fasting during Ramadan, and giving charity.
The Significance of Hajj in the Life of a Muslim:
Hajj holds immense significance in the life of a Muslim. It is a transformative journey that not only strengthens one's faith but also brings about spiritual growth and self-reflection. Here are a few key reasons why Hajj is considered so important:
  1. Fulfillment of Religious Obligation: Hajj is a fundamental religious duty for Muslims. By fulfilling this obligation, believers demonstrate their obedience to Allah and their commitment to practicing Islam in its entirety.
  2. Unity of the Muslim Ummah: Hajj serves as a unifying force for the global Muslim community. Muslims from different countries, races, and backgrounds come together in Mecca, dressed in the same attire, performing the same rituals, and reciting the same prayers. This unity showcases the diversity within Islam and reinforces the sense of brotherhood and sisterhood among Muslims.
  3. Spiritual Purification and Forgiveness: Hajj provides a unique opportunity for Muslims to seek forgiveness and cleanse their souls. Through the rigorous physical and spiritual acts of worship, pilgrims engage in self-reflection, repentance, and supplication. It is a time to seek forgiveness from Allah and strive for spiritual purification.
  4. Commemoration of Prophetic Legacy: Hajj is deeply rooted in the legacy of the Prophets Ibrahim (Abraham) and Muhammad (peace be upon them). It is a commemoration of the trials, sacrifices, and devotion of these prophets and their families. Muslims retrace the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim, who built the Kaaba, and perform rituals that symbolize his unwavering faith and obedience to Allah.
The Rituals of Hajj
Hajj consists of several rituals that pilgrims perform during their journey. These rituals are deeply symbolic and hold significant spiritual meaning. Some of the key rituals include:
The Ninteen Steps of Hajj At A Glance
  1. Preparation and Intention: Before embarking on the Hajj journey, pilgrims make necessary preparations and declare their intention to perform the pilgrimage solely for the sake of Allah.
  2. Enter the State of Ihram: Upon reaching the designated boundary known as the Miqat, pilgrims enter the state of Ihram by wearing the prescribed clothing (for men) and observing the necessary restrictions. This state signifies the beginning of the pilgrimage.
  3. Tawaf x7: Pilgrims perform Tawaf by circumambulating the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque in Mecca seven times in an anti-clockwise direction. This act symbolizes the unity of Muslims and their devotion to Allah.
  4. Safa and Marwa: After Tawaf, pilgrims proceed to the hills of Safa and Marwa and walk or run seven times between them, retracing the steps of Hajar (Hagar), the wife of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham). This commemorates her search for water for her infant son, Ismail (Ishmael).
  5. Clip/Shave Hair (Umrah ends): At this stage, pilgrims complete the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) by either clipping a small portion of their hair or completely shaving their heads, symbolizing the completion of a major part of the pilgrimage.
  6. Resting and Praying: Pilgrims rest, pray, and engage in supplication, seeking spiritual rejuvenation and connection with Allah.
  7. Enter the State of Ihram: After resting, pilgrims re-enter the state of Ihram, preparing for the main rites of Hajj.
  8. Arrive at Mina: Pilgrims move to Mina, a small town near Mecca, where they spend the day and night in preparation for the following day's events.
  9. Day of 'Arafah: On the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah, pilgrims gather on the plain of Arafat. They engage in prayer, supplication, and reflection, seeking forgiveness and spiritual elevation. This day is considered the most important part of Hajj.
  10. Muzdalifah (Under the night sky): After sunset, pilgrims move to Muzdalifah, where they spend the night under the open sky. They collect pebbles here for the next ritual.
  11. Rami (Stoning of the devil): Pilgrims return to Mina and engage in the ritual of stoning, symbolizing the rejection of evil temptations. They throw pebbles at three pillars representing Satan.
  12. Hady: Pilgrims sacrifice an animal, typically a sheep or goat, in remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah.
  13. Shaving of the Head: Pilgrims shave their heads or trim their hair, marking the completion of the main rituals of Hajj. This act signifies humility and purity.
  14. Tawaf al-Ifadha: Pilgrims return to Mecca to perform Tawaf al-Ifadha, another circumambulation of the Kaaba, and offer additional prayers.
  15. Saai': Following Tawaf al-Ifadha, pilgrims perform Saai'—walking or running between Safa and Marwa seven times, replicating the actions of Hajar in her search for water.
  16. Rami (Stoning of the devil): Returning to Mina, pilgrims engage in the stoning ritual once again, throwing pebbles at the three pillars representing Satan.
  17. Spend the Night at Mina: Pilgrims spend another night in Mina, engaged in worship and reflection.
  18. Rami (Stoning of the devil): On the 11th and 12th day of Dhul Hijjah, pilgrims stone the three pillars in Mina once more, symbolizing their commitment to resist evil.
  19. Farewell Tawaf al-Wida': Before leaving Mecca, pilgrims perform Tawaf al-Wida', the Farewell Tawaf, bidding farewell to the Kaaba and concluding their pilgrimage. It is a final act of devotion and gratitude.
Hajj 2023, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, holds immense significance in Islam. It is a journey that encapsulates faith, devotion, unity, and self-reflection. Through its rituals, Hajj allows Muslims to deepen their spiritual connection with Allah, seek forgiveness, and renew their commitment to live a righteous life. As millions of pilgrims prepare for this sacred journey, it is a time of great anticipation and spiritual transformation. May Hajj 2023 be a blessed and transformative experience for all those embarking on this remarkable pilgrimage.
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