Ben Conde doing Yo-Yo Tricks with an unattached string

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    Thalia Frami
    been watching Ben Conde's vids i see.
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    Karen Kuhn
    They are different styles of yoyoing. Honestly, I'm not sure why the "A" is there. 1A, or Unresponsive, is the most common, and where most yoyoers start when they really want to get into yoyoing. It is done using a [single, unresponsive yoyo](https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=Yjpw-fp1euc) (a yoyo that doesn't return when you pull on it like the yoyos you typically see when you're a kid) 2A, or Looping, is using [two responsive yoyos](https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=MFMGqt-zPqw). It uses a technique called "looping" to swing the yoyo back around your hand instead of catching it. Honestly, I can't even get the hang of looping on one hand, so this style still blows my mind on how they can control two. 3A is a mix of the first two, using [two unresponsive yoyos](https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=sDisB8N23nY). 4A, or Off-String, usually uses [one larger size yoyo that is not attached to the string](https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=XrzxHX4VNDI). As you can see in this video, it can also be done with two, unattached yoyos, and even with two separate strings to blend 3A styles. 5A is using a [single, unresponsive yoyo, that is attached to a counterweight rather than being attached to your finger](https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=hriUUhHxhVk). These counterweights are what you see in OP's picture, and in this video you can see that it even has some Begleri techniques involved. There are also people who have managed to blend many of these styles! There was a post in the /r/throwers sub a while back where someone used a 5A setup (single, attached, unresponsive yoyo with a counterweight) and also had an off-string yoyo. I'll see if I can find that video. Hopefully this has been a good introduction to the world of yoyoing for you! Feel free to come visit us in /r/throwers! It's one of the best Reddit communities, in my oppinion, and any posts or questions are welcome and encouraged!
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    Jovani Langosh
    >The trouble is that while the story works perfectly as a period piece (basically anytime up through maybe 1970) it really seems to break down when you modernize it. I don't think this holds true for Noir as a whole, but it might be an issue with your script specifically. Thematically and visually, I don't think noir themes really clash with technology/modernity. Cyberpunk (the genre) is pretty openly enamored by Noir with some fairly successful results, at least in fiction. >The problem seems to be two fold. The first is technology, mostly cell phones and computers. It turns a PI's job from CSI to CSS. It makes the movie static and rather dull. Something like Chinatown (cue snobbish scoff) works because Gittes is always active- taking photographs, tailing people, spying from afar, sneaking into restricted places, lying about his identity, stealing evidence/records, eavesdropping on the police, investigating crime scenes, and finally attempting to create a cover-up and diversion. A modern day PI seems to be a glorified hacker. This can be handled in numerous ways. Two, albeit comedic, examples of one way would be Bored to Death where the protagonist becomes a PI after being inspired reading old Chandler novels. He actively chooses to be classic about it (albeit he gets his jobs advertising on Craigslist.) Another is Gross Pointe Blank, where the protagonist refuses to join the hit man union because he "got into the business because he wanted to be a lone gunman." The protagonist doesn't need to rely on the Internet or tech. He can actively reject it. Or maybe he does use it and it fails somehow. Or it works well when tracking cheating wives, but is woefully inadequate when the antagonist is smart and the crime is murder. Tech can be helpful and I don't think, by virtue of modernity, that your protagonist couldn't realistically tail suspects, break into places, eavesdrop, cover up, yadda yadda. As an aside, social engineering is hugely important in the hacking world, and I don't think that clashes poorly with noir. >The second issue I think is oversight. It's MUCH harder to circumvent the cops the way PIs do in classic noirs. Lying to gain entrance to a crime scene is loads more likely to be prosecuted, especially in a major city where they practically barricade the site. Archives are much tougher to access and more closely monitored. Finally, everybody and their mother has either a security guard or a security camera in their local business. Finally, cellphones of course remove a lot of drama from almost any genre. Meh, depends where. Breaking into Fort knox has always been a challenge. A private detective has always generally had relationships with the police that afford him special privileges. Be it s/he's retired, or has or had family on the force. Some connection. Cell phones can be a problem or a strength. I think for example, Sherlock handled it well, where Moriarty and Sherlock speak on the phone while playing cat and mouse. It can be an obstacle or a tool. Saying that, I don't think there's anything wrong with hand waving things away. Suspicious husband says never call this number because his wife checks the phone. Or maybe someone's using a burner. Whatever. Personally, I love classic noir and the idea of the private detective. I'm sure others will point to True Detective, Brick, Blade Runner, or maybe Psycho-pass season 1 (an anime with some fairly cool ideas, very minority report) as good studies on post 1970 detective media. Really, I don't think any thing you're worrying about is insurmountable. Utilize the modern world in interesting ways and I'm sure your story could turn out great.
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    Ora Cole
    It cites zero legitimate studies about any of the entirely nebulous, vague information it spouts. The only study referenced, buried in a WND news article, is now a placeholder webpage because the journal it was in has shut down. (Academic Leadership online-only journal, ceased publication in 2012). It counts among its surely non-biased and well-informed sources: -Christian Science Monitor -"End Of The American Dream.com" -homeschooling.about.com -Home School Legal Defense Association Some of its super-insightful statistics include: -"Top three homeschooling fathers' professions" - How does it compare to the top three fathers' professions for public school students? What insight does this provide? Who gives a fuck? Considering that #3 is "small business owner" which can include newspaper delivery boys, drug dealers, and professional gamblers, what's the point in including that? -A GPA comparison between homeschool and public school students where homeschool is 3.4, and public is 3.1. A minute difference to begin with, but who measures this? The kids' parents? Of course their snowflake gets a high grade. -A vast majority of the 'statistics' simply show a student's "percentile". Percentile of what? As measured by whom? Completely meaningless statistics. -The absolute gem here: > Communication Daily Living Socialization Maturity > Homeschool 113.45 112.10 109.50 115.55 > Public School 98.08 90.77 95.08 93.00 That's it! That's all the information there is, what the fuck is it supposed to mean? Use some critical thinking skills and really read the information you're being given. Also look at the pictures - every school student and teacher is shown blue, sad, angry while every homeschool student and parent is shown happy, bright colors, overcoming every obstacle, with a pretty kitty cat to keep them company. It's obviously an incredibly biased graphic and website, and to take everything at face value is a complete waste of anyone's time. I do not need to provide evidence to dispute assertions that were made with no evidence to begin with.
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    Burdette Willms
    If he's getting frustrated with the artic cards and you want to avoid drill tasks (or your supervisor hates these) I'd check out pinterest for ideas. But what I've done: - using books that include the target sound/s and talk about the pictures etc. - craft activity with target sound e.g. Target sound 'c' - make cats. Talk about cutting, colouring, cat, cute etc. - make activities centred around his interests e.g. Kid likes Spiderman play 'fishing' (magnets on string and paper clips on cards), 'spiderman shoot' (write target letters on chalk board and use spray bottle with water to shoot) -sensory games - hide cards in sand/bird seed. - motor games- make an obstacle course, hide cards are just tell him target words to say. A dice with activities/target words Hope that helps. Paeds is hard work trying to make it fun and a difficult supervisor makes it so hard! I get my ideas from pinterest or OTs. Paed OTs know heaps of fun games.
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    Domingo Kris
    My husband has to be home while I'm sewing because somebody has to distract the one cat from sitting behind my machine and trying to "catch" the needle (sewing in my house is an obstacle course of nervewracking fun!). Anyway, if I ever tried to sew in lipstick and seamed stockings I'd never get anything done because my husband would be trying to crawl all over me. I have to look repulsive if I want to actually do anything.
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    Delores Herzog
    Or lean too far forward, or sit too far back, or let the cat get too close, or fall asleep, or keep your eyes open, or... XD I always struggle with sheet masks. I still use them once in awhile but, like you said, the first few times is like an obstacle course.
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    Carlie Pouros
    Okay the key to getting shot down is this....ACT AS IF THIS CHANGES NOTHING OF HOW YOU ACT OR REACT IN FRONT OF HER! The key to seduction is always always act as if nothing she does affects who you are. For example , you keep flirting you keep busting her balls, keep her laughing! In fact next time you see her bust her chops , laugh with her. She'll think in her head, wow I rejected this guy yet it didn't phase him what so ever, wow that's CONFIDENCE! some girls say no and are scared but eventually emotions win, and if you continue being sexy and a fun ball buster she could change her mind. Again you have no idea what she's going thru, she could have a guy she likes no one knows about. Her cat could be dying, her mom could be awful. Again don't assume rejection is something about you. That's why it's key to maintain frame. The #1 aphrodisiac for all women is confidence. Maintain that frame and girls will naturally draw to you. See rejection as just a part of the obstacle course, keep on going don't lose frame! You'll attract a lot more than you repel by having this attitude. Don't change who you are and how you act!
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    Gunner Eichmann
    Mortimer Zuckerman – owner of NY Daily News, US News & World Report and chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations, one of the largest pro-Israel lobbying groups. Leslie Moonves – president of CBS television, great-nephew of David Ben-Gurion, and co-chair with Norman Ornstein of the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligation of Digital TV Producers, appointed by Clinton. Jonathan Miller – chair and CEO of AOL division of AOL-Time-Warner Neil Shapiro – president of NBC News Jeff Gaspin – Executive Vice-President, Programming, NBC David Westin – president of ABC News Sumner Redstone – CEO of Viacom, “world’s biggest media giant” (Economist, 11/23/2) owns Viacom cable, CBS and MTVs all over the world, Blockbuster video rentals and Black Entertainment TV. Michael Eisner – major owner of Walt Disney, Capitol Cities, ABC. Rupert Murdoch – Owner Fox TV, New York Post, London Times, News of the World (Jewish mother Elisabeth Joy Greene) Mel Karzamin – president of CBS Don Hewitt – Exec. Director, 60 Minutes, CBS Jeff Fager – Exec. Director, 60 Minutes II. CBS David Poltrack – Executive Vice-President, Research and Planning, CBS Sandy Krushow – Chair, Fox Entertainment Lloyd Braun – Chair, ABC Entertainment Barry Meyer – chair, Warner Bros. Sherry Lansing – President of Paramount Communications and Chairman of Paramount Pictures’ Motion Picture Group. Harvey Weinstein – CEO. Miramax Films. Brad Siegel – President, Turner Entertainment. Peter Chernin – second in-command at Rupert Murdoch’s News. Corp., owner of Fox TV Marty Peretz – owner and publisher of the New Republic, which openly identifies itself as pro-Israel. Al Gore credits Marty with being his “mentor.” Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. – publisher of the NY Times, the Boston Globe and other publications. William Safire – syndicated columnist for the NYT. Tom Friedman – syndicated columnist for the NYT. Charles Krauthammer – syndicated columnist for the Washington Post. Honored by Honest Reporting.com, website monitoring “anti-Israel media.” Richard Cohen – syndicated columnist for the Washington Post Jeff Jacoby – syndicated columnist for the Boston Globe Norman Ornstein – American Enterprise Inst., regular columnist for USA Today, news analyst for CBS, and co-chair with Leslie Moonves of the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligation of Digital TV Producers, appointed by Clinton. Arie Fleishcer – Dubya’s press secretary. Stephen Emerson – every media outlet’s first choice as an expert on domestic terrorism. David Schneiderman – owner of the Village Voice and the New Times network of “alternative weeklies.” Dennis Leibowitz – head of Act II Partners, a media hedge fund Kenneth Pollack – for CIA analysts, director of Saban Center for Middle East Policy, writes op-eds in NY Times, New Yorker Barry Diller – chair of USA Interactive, former owner of Universal Entertainment, CEO of 20th Century Fox and QVC Kenneth Roth – Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Richard Leibner – runs the N.S. Bienstock talent agency, which represents 600 news personalities such as Dan Rather, Dianne Sawyer and Bill O’Reilly. Terry Semel – CEO, Yahoo, former chair, Warner Bros. Mark Golin – VP and Creative Director, AOL Warren Lieberford – Pres., Warner Bros. Home Video Div. of AOL- TimeWarner Jeffrey Zucker – President of NBC Entertainment Jack Myers – NBC, chief NYT 5.14.2 Sandy Grushow – chair of Fox Entertainment Gail Berman – president of Fox Entertainment Stephen Spielberg – co-founder/owner of Dreamworks Jeffrey Katzenberg – co-founder/owner of Dreamworks, Disney David Geffen – co-owner of Dreamworks Lloyd Braun – chair of ABC Entertainment Jordan Levin – president of Warner Bros. Entertainment Max Mutchnick – co-executive producer of NBC’s “Good Morning Miami” David Kohan – co-executive producer of NBC’s “Good Morning Miami” Howard Stringer – chief of Sony Corp. of America Amy Pascal – chair of Columbia Pictures Joel Klein – chair and CEO of Bertelsmann’s American operations Robert Stillerman – founder of Clear Channel Communications Brian Graden – president of MTV entertainment Ivan Seidenberg – CEO of Verizon Communications Wolf Blitzer – host of CNN’s Late Edition Ted Koppel – host of ABC’s Nightline Andrea Koppel – CNN Reporter Paula Zahn – CNN Host Mike Wallace – Host of CBS 60 Minutes Barbara Walters – Host, ABC’s 20-20 Michael Ledeen – editor of National Review Bruce Nussbaum – editorial page editor, Business Week Donald Graham – Chair and CEO of Newsweek and Washington Post, son of Catherine Graham Meyer – former owner of the Washington Post Howard Fineman – Chief Political Columnist, Newsweek William Kristol – Editor, Weekly Standard, Exec. Director Project for a New American Century (PNAC) Ron Rosenthal – Managing Editor, San Francisco Chronicle Phil Bronstein – Executive Editor, San Francisco Chronicle, Ron Owens – Talk Show Host, KGO (ABC-Capitol Cities, San Francisco) John Rothman – Talk Show Host, KGO (ABC-Capitol Cities, San Francisco) Michael Savage – Talk Show Host, KFSO (ABC-Capitol Cities, San Francisco) Syndicated in 100 markets Michael Medved – Talk Show Host, on 124 AM stations Dennis Prager – Talk Show Host, nationally syndicated from LA. Has Israeli flag on his home page. Ben Wattenberg – Moderator, PBS Think Tank. Andrew Lack – president of NBC Daniel Menaker – Executive Director, Harper Collins David Remnick – Editor, The New Yorker Nicholas Lehmann – writer, the New York Henrick Hertzberg – Talk of the Town editor, The New Yorker Samuel Newhouse Jr. and DONALD NEWHOUSE – owners of Newhouse Publications, includes 26 newspapers in 22 cities; the Conde Nast magazine group, includes The New Yorker; Parade, the Sunday newspaper supplement; American City Business Journals, business newspapers published in more than 30 major cities in America; and interests in cable television programming and cable systems serving 1 million homes. Donald Newhouse – chairman of the board of directors, Associated Press. Peter R. Kann – CEO, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s Ralph J. & Brian Roberts – Owners, Comcast-ATT Cable TV. Lawrence Kirshbaum – CEO, AOL-Time Warner Book Group Leonard Goldenson – president of ABC William S. Paley – Founder And CEO of CBS David Sarnoff – founder of NBC, general manager of RCA Laurence Tisch – CEO of CBS Herbert Allen, Jr. – CEO of entertainment investment house Allen & Company Edgar Bronfman Jr. – CEO of Seagram, Viacom Gerald Levin – Time Warner, CEO of HBO Michael Ovitz – president of Disney, founder of CAA Isaac Perlmutter – CEO of Marvel Entertainment Adolph Ochs – New York Times 12 Responses to “Jew Owned Media” who cares says: August 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm FOX and NY POST as well?! :O Americans, what the hell is wrong with you?! reply Subverted Nation says: September 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm Americans? What about the rest of the planet who have already succumbed to the jews? DOH! reply andy says: July 30, 2014 at 11:26 am Ah, so FOX news is owned by Jews. That explains why their reporting on the palestine/israel conflict is so biased against palestine. I really don’t see how FOX news can ever be impartial when it’s owned by the same people that it’s reporting about… reply Subverted Nation says: August 5, 2014 at 8:17 pm ALL news outlets are. Including the ones like RT, which people fall for. Then they start drooling over jew bitches like Abby Martin, who pretends to stand up and put it to her fellow jews, and all the while these rats are laughing their ass off at your gullibility. It’s only little corners of the web like this site where you find sincere legitimate resistance. Why is it that you hardly find it or hear about it? Why is so much praise and promotion given to so many, but none for here? I think the answer is very clear, but most people can’t see it. The see the forest, but not the trees. reply SP says: July 15, 2015 at 9:59 pm The Chosen by God. The true people. If not for the men and women listed above: men both black and white, christian and Muslim might get along and live in peace and homogeneity. Alas, we are constantly set at one another…all the doing of these people listed here. Degeneracy, deceit, all championed in the name of multiculturalism. We’ve been conquered from the inside and we never knew. I suspect, I hope there may still be some time yet… though we must now be merely minutes from midnight. reply Subverted Nation says: August 20, 2015 at 2:49 pm Chosen by what god? That’s an important question. reply Leave a Reply Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website
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    Delbert Block
    Scroll down to Offstring with Ben Conde http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/
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    Hayden Senger
    Ever since the Wii U I've been considering that maybe Nintendo's decisions making goes a little something like this. First of all when Nintendo hires someone they hand them a baby mouse from their very own Mice Farm. And so every year they have this grand meeting with every single employe of Nintendo Inc. and what they do is that all year ya gotta train your mouse because at the meeting they assign you a random word or letter on a piece of paper see and you tape that piece of paper to your mouse. Then, the mice they race through this obstacle course something between Ninja Warrior and Wipeout and in the end whatever mice is left, they take the words and for an entire year whatever they announce, whatever internal decision they make can only be made up of whatever words and letters made it all the way to the finish. That or it's a blind cat pulling random levers while having deep existential thoughts.
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    Cindy Stehr
    GPBR Heiser Farms. Nice weather and once of my favorite venues. Hung with the lead riders until we hit traffic, then got screwed in the single track sections trying to get around the back half of the 50+ age cat. Had a decent finish, but the combination of a narrow course with a huge open category in front of me turned it into a mobile obstacle course for the next 44 minutes. I need to seriously up my passing game, or promoters need to not run open and closed cats together.
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    Jamar Dooley
    In schools where they teach animal behavior, they have their students practice by clicker-training chickens and rats and suchlike. All animals learn the same way. People tend to ignore their cats and not put any effort into training them apart from yelling at them when they're on the counter. If you can get a chicken to run an obstacle course, you can clicker-train your damn cat.
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    Alyson Kihn
    My 7.5 month old has been crawling for two weeks and it is SO CUTE watching her. I feel like I can read her mind sometimes. "Oh, look at that toy over there, that looks like fun! (pause) Wait, I can go get it!! (turbo mode engaged)!" She also likes crawling over the cat like it's a cat obstacle course. The cat is surprisingly tolerant of this behavior.
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    German Kihn
    Remember, anything you love is a threat to a narcissistic parent, whether it be another human being or an animal. Of COURSE she doesn't want you to have a pet, you would love it, and you aren't allowed to love anything else but her. I agree with the other posters, a nMom will usually take steps to eliminate such threats and a pet, even an adult one, is completely vulnerable. My (ex)partner got sucked back into his nMom's control when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer -- he reverted back to his young GC days when he was a child and adored her every move, and doesn't want her to "die unhappy because of him". So he gave me up, didn't contest an arranged marriage to her niece (currently in engagement stage -- ostensibly to get the niece US citizenship, as a reward for her being the only family member to ask about her sick aunt, but really to separate him from the person he loves and tie him down to a nMom substitute (they actually said how like his nMom she is, as a reason he should go through with it!)) -- and moved back in with them to help during her illness. We adopted a cat together -- "ours" but really more "his" cat (I have another "ours" but "mine" cat as well. He wanted to take her with him, since he truly does not want to go through with all this but feels he has to for his mother's sake, and she would be some unjudging comfort, company, and love. I would not let him take her. I told him it was due mostly to the risk to his mother: compromised immune system due to chemo should not have new animals introduced into her household.... but the truth is, I did not trust her with his parents. Even before I was pointed here and realized how perfectly her behaviors match hardcore narcissism, I knew that she would consider a pet an obstacle or threat to get rid of; I strongly suspect, even if he kept her in just his room as he planned, that shortly "Oops, I opened the door and she just ran out, and the front door was open, and we haven't seen her since." It's creepy reading all the confirmation just how right I was to fear this. The only other pet he's had was a dog, when he was in high school. He had to move away for college (but not far, his parents wouldn't let him, but I think he was required to live in the dorms?) His parents were supposed to keep the dog for him, but somehow at the last minute they decided they wanted to travel instead, and made him give the dog away. When he first told me I already knew this was very strange and didn't trust them -- what kind of parent just forces their child to give up a pet they love because they don't want to bother with it or finding some accommodation? Now I suspect pretty darn strongly that it was punishment for moving out, as well as eliminating the threat of his loving something else.
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    Elenor Bernhard
    You hardly read any of what I wrote... "Personally, I think neo-paganism and similar stuff is a step in the wrong direction" Why / How? Did you read what I wrote here "I propose a form of technocratic Hetanism / Hetanos (**not sure on the details of said proposition**) "Armenia is a country that embraced science, technology and progress in post-war Soviet Union" Certainly, you give intelligent people the means and they will do so. To say that Armenia "embraced" science + tech under Soviet rule is an understatement. Of course we embraced it why wouldn't we when we were under Soviet rule and had to fight for Soviet Russia just decades after the Genocide. OF COURSE WE EMBRACED IT. Or maybe the Soviet rulers and actual policy makers knew the Armenians were capable. We didn't just embrace it like "oh look cool science + tech let's do this" it is something we had to do and something we are capable of doing. Armenia's past is full of us embracing tech in every sense of the word TECH. The same way we didn't just embrace Christianity, it was forced onto the populace by national decree. And if you have difficulty understanding what I wrote, I will reiterate **the same way we didn't just embrace Christianity, it was forced onto the populace by national decree** "and I think it should continue being the "brain" of the region, attract tech investments and build its own success stories in this space (already underway). " Congrats again, we agree on this and you didn't read what I wrote : Prosperity can be reached in Armenia **with the advancement of technology and IT**, especially when the knowledge and keys are given to women (the main reason why patriarchal Christianity has got to go). "Look at reddit: it's a brainchild of an Armenian American who had the right conditions to implement his ideas. Armenia needs to establish economic and social conditions to stop the brain drain and attract new talent." Reddit is also an American company sold to Conde-Nast which is a global, multi-national owned by the same fucking elite family since 1959. No one gives a shit that u/kn0thing is of Armenian origin besides Armenians. The 10th biggest website in the world and one of the guys who originally started it is Armenian, whooooo. You should've used a better example like PicsArt which comes FROM Armenia. "Not worship lightnings and winds.." I agree, again, I stated : I propose a form of technocratic Hetanism / Hetanos (**not sure on the details of said proposition**) "Edit: oh, and please drop the thinly veiled anti-semitism: its ugly, stupid, hateful, and will prevent you from being taken seriously anywhere, ever." It seems you have difficulty processing words and extracting information. Instead of calling me an anti-semite I will post this for you : **Destroy God (impossible / ineradicable) and you will destroy Judaism, Christianity and Islam (all the better). ** I am an anti-semite the same way I am anti-Islam and anti-Christian. While you are calling me an anti-semite we should discuss the Armenian complacency during the Crusades in which we happliy and without question gave supplies (the finest) to the Crusaders and helped with the slaughter of millions of people. FUCK JUDAISM. FUCK ISLAM. FUCK CHRISTIANITY. I'm not a Jew hater you tool. Jews are fine people. Their ideology is fucked. And to put the nail in THIS coffin, why don't you read about what Jewish leadership thinks of the Armenians (Amalekites ) : This ascription of Armenians is seen in the context of indifference, which was widely criticized by the Israeli historian Ya'ir Oron in his book The Banality of Indifference that dealt with the inaction of overall members of the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genocide in the beginning of the 20th century. This indifference was noted inside the Jewish community of the Ottoman Empire, during the 1909 massacre of Armenians in Adana by Itamar Ben-Avi, the first native speaker of Modern Hebrew in the newspaper HaZvi. In an editorial named "We", he intervened to speak about the attitude of the Jews during the upheaval and widespread carnage that ensued during the Ottoman countercoup of 1909, while protesting the general indifference to calls to help alleviate the plight of the Armenians. Outlining the attitude and loyalties of the Ottoman Jews at the time, with regards to other subjects, he wrote: "We did nothing, because we were timid, because the matter did not affect us directly, utterly. Unfortunately these Turks were not Jews. Unfortunately we had covert sympathy for the enemy of the Turkish Parliament, Abd-Hamid II. Sympathy because we believe that Abd-al Hamid would always be our friend, our generous and merciful supporter. That is why we stood aside; that is why we chose to be, in the words of the wise commander, the rearguard; that is why we continue today, two weeks after the revolution and a week after the victory of the 'Young Turks' to be indifferent. We are watching from the side and waiting. We are a peculiar people. Yes we!" **Regarding the attitude of the Jews towards the Armenians, he wrote: "A slight grimace on their lips, a short heartfelt sigh, and nothing more. The Armenians are not Jews, and according to folk tradition the Armenians are nothing more than Amaleks! Amaleks? We would give them help? To whom? To Amaleks? Heaven forbid!"**
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    Adrien Kshlerin
    Along time ago when I was in middle school, I had an English teacher that was overall pretty cool. I'll be listing some of my favorite things about her. One day I walked in the classroom and my teacher had set up a parkour obstacle course. Of course, I just walked into the classroom and stood on the wall because she had put all the chairs off to the side, and all the desks spread apart but in a path sort of combination. Once everybody came into the classroom, my teacher closed the doors, and got up on the desk. Then she started jumping the little gaps in between the desks to get to the end. Then when she got off the final desk, she backed up really far and ran up the wall like a ninja. Another day, my teacher brought her 2 cats and some dry cat food. One cat was named Chance and one cat was named Clover. She let us play with them for the whole day, mostly because they had gotten their claws removed and they bite softly. One day on the playground at recess, there were some bullies that were bullying this 1st year student. My teacher heard about it from the other kids and she came outside. Once she got up to the bullies, they started acting innocent. She grabbed both of the bullies by the legs and swung them over her shoulder. She supposedly carried them to the principles office. And that's 3 things that make my teacher badass.
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    Lorenza Hane
    I won a ribbon at a cat show for leading a cat around an obstacle course with a stuffed mouse on the end of stick.
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    Kraig Feest
    Mostly what Connor said... He's a smart cookie. 1a is the first style you learn, for most people. You can learn looping without learning string tricks, and 4a is debatable as to whether you need a ton of 1a first, but 3a and 5a require fairly high level 1a play as an assumption... Switch from being "intermediate" at 1a to being "bad" at anything else does qualitatively feel like a downgrade... Just as a preface about me before this ramble, I enjoy watching yoyo freestyles, probably more than I actually enjoying playing yoyo. and I'm casually interested in game design, so concepts like "learning curves" and "metagames" are very important to me. This is why I have my "Casual tutorial" series, which is mostly a tutorial series, sometimes more of a vlog. **Looping** is a special beast. More than any other style it takes "revelation" to learn. You need to practice tons of reps that suck until "the trick" clicks and suddenly you can hit those loops consistently. 2a compounds that by requiring that you get the revelation... then get coordinated and apply it with your weak hand, which may require a whole new revelation. For example, everyone talks about the "control angle" but literally no one can explain how to get it... you just have to grind. Also, I don't really enjoy watching competitive 2a. It often feels like freestyles in 2a are more about executing known tricks at a high level, than it is about creativity and routine composition. Personally, I can get a few one handed loops... but nothing good or consistent. **3a** is my favorite style to watch freestyes of, because outside of 5a it really has the most varied competition metagame. If you look at the finals from WYYC2015, the top two were speed players, Hajime and Alex, but third was Hank, who plays slower, smoother and denser. Borgerding also made finals and his moves are bonkers! [I'd like to learn 3a... but it's hard.](https://www.instagram.com/p/BE8vcjkAyRj) **4a** has this thing where the basics feel pretty good to do, so that makes it fun. [I suck but enjoy it anyway](https://www.instagram.com/p/BBnr2p5gyTR/). It does engage very different brains than 1a, though. Tech, speed, whips... It's all still there, but there is sometimes an uncanny valley feeling where you can doing most of your 1a tricks, but everything is just a little different. As for watching it... I kinda feel like the 4a meta is pretty stale. Even the craziest of Ben Conde bangers are mostly variations on the basics. They are open string binds, whips, orbits, or grinds. There is some variation with players working on snag combos, and some include advanced techniques like rejections and chopsticks... but I still don't find it that interesting. **5a** is hard. It's mostly the fact that you have to manipulate two things at the same time. [I can play counterweight casually](https://www.instagram.com/p/_CqjP4AyfR/), but once you have to do yoyo stuff and counterweight stuff at the same time... ughghg. It's hard. As for watching... I have mixed feelings about it. I kinda go back and forth. The more 5a I learn, the less interesting the freestyles become. One you realize that everything is an E-fan variant, a meltdown variant, or a beesting variant... it because a little less magical. Maybe they throw in a tangler if you're lucky. I do like the stuff that people like John Wolfe and Petr Kavka do with it, but overall. They haven't really found ways to get their tricks as densely scoring as players who stick to the big three(which are really fast moves with lots of opportunity for variety within their structures).... I'm kinda take it or leave it on 5a. as for 1a. The Learning curve is fairly smooth, with a very low skill floor and extremely high skill ceiling. There is a huge amount of elements and techniques to use, that have been explored and experimented with. The competitive meta is varied and interesting; look at the top 6 at WYYC2015: Zach, Shion, Iori, Takeshi, Yusuke, Gentry. Those are 6 super different styles! Maybe I'm biased by watching/player more 1a than anything else, but it's hard to compare the variety of different viable "styles" in 1a to any other division.
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    Carmine Rempel
    Jews are oppressed in the United States, have you lost your fucking mind? 😅 Jews are 2.2% of the U.S. population yet make up almost 50% U.S. billionaires. Just look at how little influence they have too! Lawrence Ellison Net Worth:$25.0 billion Sheldon Adelson Net Worth:$20.5 billion Sergey Brin Net Worth:$18.7 billion Larry Page Net Worth:$18.6 billion Michael Dell Net Worth $17.2 billion Steve Ballmer Net Worth $15.2 billion Carl Icahn Net Worth $14.5 billion Michael Bloomberg Net Worth:$11.5 billion George Soros Net Worth:$9.0 billion Samuel Newhouse Net Worth $8.5 billion Source: Forbes Magazine Jewish Media Executives Rupert Murdoch CEO of News Corporation Robert A. Iger CEO of the Walt Disney Company Philippe P. Dauman CEO of Viacom Jeff Zucker CEO of NBC Universal David Westin President of ABC News Donald Graham CEO of the Washington Post Mortimer Zuckerman Editor-In-Chief of U.S.News & World Report Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr Publisher of The New York Times Mel Karmazin CEO of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Joanne Lipman Editor-In-chief of Condé Nast Portfolio Jann Wenner Publisher of Rolling Stone Magazine Source: Wikipedia Jewish Investment Bankers Richard S. Fuld, Jr. CEO of Lehman Brothers Lloyd C. Blankfein CEO of Goldman Sachs Charles R. Schwab Founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation Prof. Stanley Fischer Governor of the Bank of Israel Bob Zoellick (New Now) President of the World Bank Ben Bernanke Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan D. Schwartz CEO of Bear Stearns Bruce Wasserstein CEO of Lazard LLC Dr. Josef Ackermann CEO of Deutsche Bank Jean Claude Trichet President of the European Central Bank James Dimon CEO of JPMorgan Chase Blake Grossman CEO of Barclays Global Investors
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    Rolando Goyette
    |Media ([autoplaylist](http://radd.it/r/videos/comments/4qah4k/vids))|Comment| |:-|:-| |**[Ben Conde doing Yo-Yo Tricks with an unattached st...](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQHgzbezD6g)**|*[AxDal](/r/videos/comments/4qah4k/ben_conde_doing_yoyo_tricks_with_an_unattached/)*| |**[1:31](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQHgzbezD6g#t=1m31s)**|*[BigAn7h](/r/videos/comments/4qah4k/_/d4rk1ai)*| |**[1:37](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQHgzbezD6g#t=1m37s)**|*BigAn7h*| |**[1:44](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQHgzbezD6g#t=1m44s)**|*BigAn7h*| |**[This is the winner of Tokyo 2015, the competition...](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpGuwRih41g)**|*[DenebVegaAltair](/r/videos/comments/4qah4k/_/d4rk9al)*| |**[source it](https://youtu.be/-i0InwW0V9k)**|*[probably\_not\_serious](/r/videos/comments/4qah4k/_/d4rjeif)*| |^^_______________________________________________________________________________________________|^^______________________________| *^Comment ^will ^update ^if ^new ^media ^is ^found.* *^Downvote ^if ^unwanted, ^self-deletes ^if ^score ^is ^less ^than ^0.* [^about ^this ^bot](/1vjdw9) ^| [^recent ^playlists](/r/radditplaylists) ^| [^plugins ^that ^interfere](/1m21ku) ^| ^R.I.P. ^u\/VideoLinkBot
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    Rafael Cruickshank
    Other videos in this thread: [Watch Playlist ▶](http://subtletv.com/_r4uf8cn?feature=playlist) VIDEO|COMMENT -|- [2015World 4A Final 05 Ben Conde](https://youtube.com/watch?v=vQHgzbezD6g)|[19](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4uf8cn/_/d5pgdnt?context=10#d5pgdnt) - 2015 World 4A Final 05 Ben Conde ORIGINAL SOURCE OF VIDEO [Stringless Yo-Yo!](https://youtube.com/watch?v=-i0InwW0V9k)|[8](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4uf8cn/_/d5pi76a?context=10#d5pi76a) - Here's a video describing how it works [Chinese Yoyo](https://youtube.com/watch?v=L8GA81tNckg)|[2](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4uf8cn/_/d5pnoit?context=10#d5pnoit) - Basically a smaller Chinese yoyo, gotcha. [Gentry Stein - 1A Final - 1st Place - 2015 US National Yo-Yo Contest](https://youtube.com/watch?v=KoLaHKfVRkQ)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4uf8cn/_/d5pptra?context=10#d5pptra) - The guy who came in first for the competition I'm a bot working hard to help Redditors find related videos to watch. *** [Info](https://np.reddit.com/r/SubtleTV/wiki/mentioned_videos) | Get it on [Chrome](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mentioned-videos-for-redd/fiimkmdalmgffhibfdjnhljpnigcmohf) / [Firefox](https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mentioned-videos-for-reddit)
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    Lemuel McGlynn
    I've actually been working a just such a list. It's literally titled "AvAc Nitpicky List of Errors". I've gone through every decoration I own. Didn't test all the buildings though, so I don't think I have Avengers Park yet. I haven't finished going through character costumes yet. Sometimes there are weird discrepancies between costumes (e.g., Steve's face completely changes between ranks 1 and 3, Enchantress' rank 3/5 have a WAY higher belly button than any other belly button we've seen, including Enchantress rank 1). Also, haven't gone through all the character actions (e.g., why is Rocket's Milano action the running track icon and why is Lizard's completely normal dance animation not using the disco ball icon). Here's my list for decorations: Can't rotate: Ancient Portal, Spider Spotlight, Spider-Man Gallery, Super Secret Starstone Archive, Hulk Container Not animated: The Lizard's Terrarium, Radioactive Spider, Goblin Glider, Madam Hydra's Vipers Description starts with "[ph]": Asgardian Statue, S.H.I.E.L.D. Sign, Cap's WWII Motorcycle, Hulk Container Shadow rotates 90° when decoration rotates: Spider-Ham Bobblehead, Green Goblin Bobblehead, Doctor Octopus Bobblehead, Guardians Sign, Tony Stark's Ride, Wonder Man's Car, Iron Man Statue, Union Jack's Spy Vehicle, The Sword in the Stone, The Daily Bugle (internal shadows), Cap's Obstacle Course (internal shadows), Crushed Octobots Glitchy shadows: Rocket's Hot Rod (when rotated) Generic description: All basic colored flowers, Club Galaxy Decoration has no shadow: Spider-Mobile, Sky Cycle, Octobot, Pigeons, Goblin Glider, Power Station, Black Cat's Cat, Mysterio's All-Watching Eye, The Daily Bugle, Cap's Obstacle Course, Spider-Gwen's Drum Set, Electro Tower, WANTED: Nebula Poster, Milano Starship (structure has shadow, ship doesn't), Meteorite, Hulk Container Decoration has background in storage menu: Octobot Decoration has no description: Superhuman Database, Spider-Man's Photo Lab, Octobot, Spider-Man's Bargain Bin, Power Plant, Power Station, Intergalactic Iron Man Bobblehead, The Daily Bugle No shadow on rotation: Sleeping Panther More Heroes on the Way! pop up at each level 32–35 (presumably 36+) also, only makes sense on newest soft level cap+) Avengers Database: Baron Zemo has a background — nobody else does.
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    Mike Lynch
    I see, you're being intentionally obtuse to shape a narrative that fits your agenda. A happy ending (hehe) to any story is just that, an *ending* that is happy. It doesn't mean that every obstacle or event is a happy one, despite what the Rascal Flatts might have you believe. The surprise at a party is fun because it is shocking in a good way. You're not jumping out of the closet screaming "DEATH IS UNAVOIDABLE! Have some cake." Shutting down a lemonade stand, for whatever reason, isn't a happy occasion. Let me break it down for you. That which makes us happy isn't always right, and that which is right doesn't always make us happy. Now, right or wrong, the park requires a permit to sell things. Without a complaint, they probably would have ignored the kids and let them sell. But a cranky lady complained and the machine had to start turning. It slowed these kids down, but they started the media machine turning, public opinion swayed, and they got their permit *and* raised money for charity. Kids are happy, charity is happy, bureaucrats are happy, and thirsty bikers with minimal standards for hygienic food service are happy. That's the end part that was happy. Bureaucracy is often stupid, but is rarely pointless. Today it's a lemonade stand staffed by a 5 and 7 year old. Tomorrow, it's four teens peddling candy bars. Next week it's the old lady who knits handlebar coozies from cat fur. By the end of the month, you've got so many merchants crowding the street, you'd think Phish was about to play a show in the park. Of course this is an exaggerated slippery slope argument with little merit. But it is the reason the park requires a permit. They don't want commerce taking place on their land. And if they don't enforce it, they might be liable for additional taxes or insurance or maintenance costs. Would you prefer the cops be given the authority to decide on the spot who can stay and who must go? What makes the girls with lemonade more worthy than the kids selling candy? Or the deadhead selling gooballs? Or the junkie selling handies? Is there a line, and where do we draw it? How much discretion do we allow little men with big egos seeking positions of power?
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    Erica Cole
    That agility takes practice though, to a point. One of my cats likes to challenge herself, she'll pick hard routes on purpose, walk on every rail she can find, and if she finds a good obstacle course she'll run it over and over until she can do it flawlessly at a full sprint. They have crazy good instincts, but practice is what lets them do the more crazy things safely. Then there's the local cat that climbs and walks on top of chain link fences, because screw what the dumb humans think is possible.
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    Audreanne Stanton
    I know Siberians are famous for that but my cat is a Maine Coon mix and I would put him up against a Siberian on an obstacle course, in my other apartment he'd jump onto a six foot mantle from sitting position. After writing this, I realized that I'm being competitive with my cat.
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    Nicolette Bernier
    My cat prefers to do it in my bedroom alternately hopping on and off my sleeping body as part of his obstacle course...better workout with the change in terrain I suppose...
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    Bertram Cassin
    The way "best player in X" works is that there is a world wide competitive yoyo structure. It includes national, Continental and world contests, and smaller contests. Ben Conde is "best in North America" because he won the most recent North american Continental yoyo contest in 4a. Gentry won in 1a. So you could say that they are both "the best in north america'. In that respect, Tal Mordoch is the best 1a in Europe(he is from Isreal), Shion is the best 1a in Asia and the world. I don't think that anyone who watches yoyo would say that Ben is literally "the best yoyoer in north america". There are too many other good players. Rojas, Gentry, Zach, Micheal Nakamura, Alex Hattori, Micheal Kurti, Andrew Maider, Luis Enrique, Paul Kerbel, Evan Nagao, Lucky Li, etc etc. Too many great players. Going by competitions success. Gentry and Zach might be "the best" in the USA and North America. Shinji, HS, Takeshi Matsuura, Rei Iwakura, have solid claims to being the best or near the best in Japan, Asian, and the world. but really "the best" is kinda a flawed concept. Ben uses it because it sounds cool. I don't want to diminish his accomplishments, since he is a great player, but it is mostly marketing. and these titles change from year to year, anyway. There are so many variables and so many aspects other than just contests.
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    Ned Quitzon
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    Fredy Langosh
    A lot of people ared saying this is not as good. I'd say it's a matter of what you're looking for. He was doing fewer moves, but they seemed far more technically complicated in that he had to have far more control over his yoyo in order to pull those off. Ben did a lot of machine gunning different tricks but there were a ton of repeats and variations on a theme. I think this guy is definitely more talented and Ben is just filling the gaps with more and more tricks. Speed and quantity != quality. But Conde definitely has him on the former two categories. But I feel like if you told this guy you wanted to see a yoyo storm he could do Ben's routine twice as fast, just given his control.
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    Cletus Torp
    The yyf flight. I watched some of Ben Conde's videos tonight, and I think my problem is I was basically doing a one handed bind (a throw at a 30-40 degree angle and tug as it slides down the string), which I am not advanced enough for (I'm just learning binding). He throws the string into the gap with a very slight swing instead. I think this will allow me to better control how much string gets grabbed during the bind. In regards to shorter string, is basically all string compatible with offstring yoyos? The gap for the flight is super tight.
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    Darwin Ryan
    Ben Conde is #1 in North America in the 4a divison, but there are 4 other people in different divisions who are also considered #1 in North America right now. Contests don't mean that person is actually the best imo. They just represent a small portion of the community and I think doing well in a contest doesn't necessarily translate to being the best overall, though it is still super respectable to place high at a big contest.
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    Melyssa Leffler
    Looks like a more technical and diverse act to me. Relied less on flashy whip catches to hold attention. The color change bits were awesome, too. Only 1 drop as opposed to 3. Not to mention Ben Conde didn't have a single second of vertax in his routine. There's only like 3 seconds of it in this video which screams spoiled potential to me, but at least he showed that he had the chops for it.
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    Wiley Okuneva
    Ben Conde does some cool stuff with a butterfly. It might be this video, but I'm pretty sure he used one in one of the throw downs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6YOPwKqEu0
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    Tressie Mann
    I'm hesitant to do this simply because that might lead to an automatic deferral of six months (depends what Westbury considers valid reason for withdrawal, I doubt this is such tbh). Whilst if I can nail the obstacle course and group discussions etc I can hopefully get a cat 2 and return in 3-6 months.
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    Tressie Deckow
    Ben Conde. Yoyo channel with amazing editing plus Ben is charismatic af
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    Jennings Frami
    ben conde used it hand a lot to catch it or pass it to the next trick (while not coiled up in the string), the Japanese guy only ever caught it on the string, I am guessing this is a big part of it?
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    Delphia Wolff
    This is not in the video or on channel link to by Veritasium. Funny thing is that this is the sort of thing that I went to Ben Conde's channel to see and didn't find.
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    Sammie O'Keefe
    #[2015 World 4A Final 05 Ben Conde](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQHgzbezD6g) ##ORIGINAL SOURCE OF VIDEO
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    Zachery Nitzsche
    The orange one is a fat, gluttonous fuck. Eating and making lots of noise are his two favorite activities, but I make him play on a makeshift obstacle course inside and go run around outside (plus my youngest dog likes to play tag with him). He's getting better. :) The grey one is quite thin due to allergies making it hard to eat, but it doesn't stop him from acting like gravity isn't a thing. He's a surprisingly athletic cat (even for a cat). :D
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    Luisa Considine
    You missed the part where the son's dog whom of which considers itself a patrol dog, and protects the son wherever he goes. This dog is named Sheriff. The cat, that has been eyeing this particular humming meal, was afraid to encounter the old man (when alive) because of the large noises and terrible odor that would reverberate through his house - later on found to be due to his insatiable prune addiction. Now that the old man has passed, the cat begins to plot seriously. The dog and hummingbirds' relationship starts off by the dog trying to protect his owner (the son) in their first meeting and his owner calming the dog down. Now to make this Disney - the dog has missions it engaged in with his fellow cute patrollers in the neighborhood. These are animals tried and true. Once the cat makes his first move, failing of course, the dog and the patrollers are now on high alert; not to mention the cat now knows its newest obstacle. The cat ends up getting the humming bird by framing the dog with a mess to the old mans belongings. This is done by a huge fight between the cat clan and the patrollers in the house. This causes the son to lock the dog in a room; which at that point the cat enters the house unprotected. The son was too upset to notice the fur on the floor to notice it wasn't Sheriff's fault. The cat snatches the hummingbird and runs off during an emotional moment between the hummingbird and son. Meanwhile the dog finds a way to get loose by jumping from the window! All of the dogs engage in a wild chase to get the hummingbird, which inevitably ends with the bird being mangled. Sheriff brings the bird back to the house, by mouth, with the patrol and places the lifeless bird in front of the son weeping. The son picks up the bird and wraps it in a towel. The image I get here is the front door open with a golden yellow soon peeking through at about dusk with the patrol on the porch, Sheriff inside facing the son, and the son facing out. This is a slow moment. Then the bird, seemingly absent of life, moves its head in the towel. From there it is nursed to health and ends up becoming an honorary patrol member. In addition, Sheriff holds "Kat Karate" lessons to protect other birds from these types of events. Meanwhile the son sells the house but opens an atrium for birds which becomes wildly profitable. Please excuse spelling and so on wrote this on a phone quickly.
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    Yvonne Pouros
    Did anyone see Veritasium's new video? It feature Ben Conde and explained how the unattached string yo-yo works.
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    Ben Wolf
    Misleading title: Ben Conde doing ~~Yo-Yo~~ Diabolo Tricks ~~with an unattached string~~ without sticks
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    Kasandra Padberg
    I've learned to overcome the instinct to swerve first and instead replaced it with staying the course and slowing down (not slamming on the brakes now, don't want to get rear-ended either) for the obstacle. Then it's a matter of picking the best of the bad options. If I see a clean out of course I will take it but otherwise it's humans over animals which includes running over smaller animals to prevent swerving and ending up against a tree or in the ditch myself. I'd rather run over someone's pet than risk my life against that old maple tree that's been anchored down for years. I love animals I truly do but I very much prefer to be alive and unhurt over any cat or dog off it's leash or property. And If it's someone else barring my way then again it's humans over material, always going with the fewer victims possible. But yeah, slow down, look for an out, brake, take the out if there is one and it does fewer victims than the initial collision course. Things happen fast in a dynamic environment and despite one's best effort and abilities sometimes an accident is just not possible to avoid. That bird could have been responsible for someone's life and I'm sure it has happened before where there was no camera in a similar scenario and the driver didn't make it. Imagine how puzzled it makes everyone involved: no apparent mechanical flaw or failure, no witness or one that saw the car swerve (from far away) but not the animal that provoked the driver's reaction, clear conditions, dry road, no sign of collision with another vehicle or animal and the car is sitting against a tree or concrete barrier with one victim. Most of us think nothing of driving, it's just what we do to get around but in reality it is still a very risky activity, the potential for injury or worse is always right there.
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    Agnes Stark
    I knew, the first time I saw my husband. I was in a multi level club with different floors playing different music, all of them loud. I saw him walk down a staircase towards me, I was sitting on a bean bag and drinking milk. LOL. Everything stopped, and it was like the music got sucked out of the room. My male housemate was with him, so I asked him - 'who is that guy?' He said 'This is (name), I love this guy!!!' Then he asked if he could sit with me, and I nodded. He sat behind me on the bean bag and wrapped his legs around me, I'd never felt so safe. I felt like I'd come home. 17 year anniversary in July. We are best friends. It hasn't been easy, we're very different people and we both have scars from each other. We used to fight like cat and dog sometimes. What I wouldn't do for him? It's a very short list. 17 years and neither of us have ever cheated or even kissed another person in a sexual way. We're best friends and have ultimate trust. You'll know when you meet that person. It just feels right and there's no explaining it. You just *know*. All my nephews and nieces get irritated when I tell them that, but it's true. You just *know*. They're always going on about this and that with random boyfriends/girlfriends, and I always tell them, 'you'll know'. Maybe I was just blessed. I wish you all of the best my friend. Love isn't an obstacle course. If it's right, you will know in the very depths of your cellular make up. You will know. And if you know? Don't let anything stand in your way. I'm getting all teary eyed. I expect pictures of your babies. ; )
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    Tito Hayes
    haha that's what I thought too. I think Ben Conde may actually have played one for 4a in their snapchat story
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    Webster Fisher
    If anyone wants to see stuff like this, look up Ben Conde. He is amazing with offstring yoyos
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    Georgianna Hodkiewicz
    i'm guessing OP watched the veritasium vid and looked up ben conde, finding this
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    Crawford Witting
    Last summer I had two kids (7-9 years old) trying to sneak a peak into the female staff's showers. Also had a buddy who ran an obstacle course. One of the obstacles was a pair of large concrete tubes, padded on the bottom, that the kids had to get on their hands and knees and crawl through. Apparently, the kids didn't understand the concept of "get on your hands and knees *before* you enter the tube" because we had three kids sent to the hospital for head injuries. One of our kitchen staff was cooking soup and spilled three quarts of scalding water on herself - second-degree burns all up and down her arms; she looked like the surface of Venus. Our head commissioner had his girlfriend visit on family day - they ended up fucking on the counter in the office, which I and two of the other work staff walked in on. I had to kill a stray cat that had gotten maimed by a coyote and was dying on the trail. Kids were arriving in less than an hour so the girl who was with me went and got a wheelbarrow, I scooped up the poor guy and put him in there and carted him off into the woods with my knife and a shovel. Came back forty-five minutes later and got chewed out for missing arrivals. Explained the situation and got backed up by the girl who was with me - boss told me to go sit in the office and take a break. Will edit if I think of more.
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    Kylie Rath
    Hah, awesome. I mocked myself up a [basic physics (hah!)](https://a.pomf.cat/srzxsc.exe) engine in VB yesterday and today, just so I can get a grasp of how everything works. LRUD functions as expected, although jump handling could be better as it just adds vertical speed. I'll likely instead *set* vertical speed unless vertical speed is already above. It's pretty clear that VB.net was never made for this kind of thing, of course, but it's just for understanding before I move over to GM, Before that i'd like to go a bit further than LRUD, with collisions being the first obstacle, and then adding inertia/momentum, but that'll pretty much be VB's limit I think. really fun excersize though \^_\^ collision sounds like it's going to be a _lot_ easier in GM, naturally, I feel like I'm going to end up with 50KB arrays of generated pixels where the player square cannot be. but yup, this is all shaping up to show that making a game may not be too out of sights. I do really want to avoid following anything step-by-step, like a tutorial or something. I'm not a great artist so I'm gonna have to make up for it with decent coding experience in future. again, I'm really excited for HaH progress, let me know if I can help out in any way ;)
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    Jameson Sanford
    Uh, Look at the Ben Conde video at 1:30. That's a drop mate.
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    Ibrahim Waters
    Ours ran their own obstacle course. They would unscrew the unused tube ports on their cage, climb down to the floor, dodge the cat (who loved to hunt small rodents), squeeze under my parents' bedroom door, and wake my mother up by climbing up to her face.
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    Jacey Grady
    i thought ben conde's was awesome, and shu's as well
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    Rhea Ritchie
    Now I want to see ben conde's 2011 freestyle!
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    Cathy Hickle
    That's really cool a cat can train it's human to be it's own obstacle course
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    Delaney Berge
    What I'm doing: * Fighting L3 thugs with my Robots (for battle plans) while gathering daggers for L4 upgrade * Saving SHIELD recruits to 3-at-a-time go for three L4 thugs (because unless I've misread posts something fierce, and someone please tell me if I have, you need *those* to upgrade the Robots and the robot drops to upgrade the SHIELD recruits) * Once I've got my 3 drops for upgrading, drop back to L3 thugs with my SHIELD recruits until I've got enough Hydra Intel for *that* L4 upgrade * Upgrade BP to Rank 3 (I've already got enough Intel, Daggers and Vibranium for this, just waiting on 11 more cat-ears)... depending on when I hit the 100 daggers I need for Robo level 4, I might spend shards for the last few. * Upgrade Robots to L4, save robos at this point until upgrade is finished * Upgrade SHIELD recruits to L4, save recruits while upgrade is happening * Start going to town on L4 thugs All while sending my Team Cap nerds through the obstacle course and off to arm wrestle T'challa. Of course, all of this presumes I haven't misread something...
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    Jean Batz
    Ben Conde cooler music confirmed
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    Thora Kessler
    It's 5 years later for my twins, and their love will never fade. They started out cuddling 24/7 and it has evolved into so much more. When they went through their troublemaker phase, they did everything bad together. The trash can is knocked over? The twins both stood against it and pushed. The cat treats have been broken into? The agile twin jumped an 8 foot obstacle course to knock it from its hiding spot, then the one with huge fangs chewed through the plastic. And don't get me started about or Christmas tree (we just have up after awhile). They also have what we call gladiator fights and will fly 2 - 3 feet in the air to smack into each other mid-jump. They're super entertaining. But mainly if one of them isn't cuddling us, you'd better believe the twins are somewhere in the house bathing each other and still cuddling as adults. (Here)[http://imgur.com/vgCEebK] they are at 4 years old thinking they somehow still fit in small beds together.
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    Malcolm Gleichner
    OP is Ben Conde of course
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    Mariam Beahan
    OMG my cat loves "I'm gonna get you" too! When he gets the kitty crazies in the evening and just has to bolt around the house, I sometimes go "Iiiiii'm gonna get youuuu," and do spooky witch hands and he bolts to another part of the house and then waits until I catch up to him and then I start it over again and he runs to another part. He always wait to run until I do the voice and the hand movements, lol. If I just walk and talk normally, he's like "oh" but if I say i'm going to get him, he's like "HAHA FUCK!" and runs. So weird. I thought at first he must be actually scared, but no, he seems really into it. He gets tired after a couple of rounds though because he loves to make it an obstacle course by running over the couch and leaping onto the back of an armchair, then under a table and between chair legs, then back up to his cat condo, etc. Once I catch up to him, I just give him a very soft and gentle head rub so he's not scared to be "caught," but once I caught up to him and he was panting like a dog and I was like "Aw buddy! Don't push yourself too hard, ya dope."
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    Desiree Daugherty
    Graduating is the only commissioning requirement. Literally 100% of my CLC company graduated. I'm pretty sure one kid tried to quit and they didn't let him because it would've ruined the company commander's perfect record. We had a female heat cat 3 times. They stuck her in the van with the AC on and gave her some ice cold Gatorade and sent her back out when she felt better. They told us last year that you had to attempt every obstacle at the O course but I know for a fact that's not true. You're gonna pass. The regimental run is mind numbingly slow. You could literally walk parts of it
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    Alexandria Pacocha
    I came to ask this. I didn't know people were yoyo-ing with unattached strings What I was expecting when the video was starting was that his yoyo flies off the end of the string into the crowd or off stage so he continues to mime doing tricks with just a string hanging from his finger
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    Linwood Legros
    My mom feeds the neighborhood cats. My neighbor turned her yard into a desert scape (a giant cat box) Sooooo, she started throwing hate throwing cat nuggets into our driveway. It escalated and she turned her yard into a veritable prison with home made barbed wire, shock pest perimeter wire, and netting around the eves of her house... the cats still love her yard, and now use it like an obstacle course. And just to be a cunt, she parks in the street (not in her 3 car driveway) so the neighbors across the street can't park in front of her house. She's a miserable human being.
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    Prudence Lindgren
    Ben Conde!
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    Trevion Graham
    How can you say that without knowing what her arc is? Of course in the books it'll be drawn out some, but if her only purpose is to catalyze a characters change or action, or to kill off a certain character, then she only needs a couple of scenes to get introduced. If she meets Brienne in E10 and causes her to act a certain way, then that's really all we need. We've had 3 seasons developing Cat's arc, I don't think her undead persona needs a bunch of setup for an "arc" that seems, even in the books, to just be a catalyst for the BwB and an obstacle for Brienne to deal with
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    Kaci VonRueden
    That is really great progress! Glad kitty will have a safe home, but as a cat I'm sure that first picture looks like great obstacle course fun.
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    Emily Pollich
    How does he get an unattached yoyo to come back up the string?!?
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    Joseph Mitchell
    You mean the way it's adapted to all the garbage in that damn room? That cat's life is an obstacle course as it is, gee whiz
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    Sonia D'Amore
    I saw one guy who turned his house into a retarded obstacle course just so his cat would have to work out to reach the food
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    Herbert Okuneva
    Ben Conde
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    Gabriel Wilkinson
    My cat used to do this with a hacky sack. He was dedicated too, me and my sister even made an obstacle course for him
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