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  • Ohio native here.

    Bainbridge is a tiny village in the Appalachian foothills in southern Ohio. It's only a few miles from the KKK stronghold of Leesburg, another village, and a bleak one at that.

    My family is from this area, and I still have friends that live there. The people tend to be small minded and insular, although there are exceptions. It's an economically depressed region whose economy is based on farming, Walmart, and drugs. It is also quite beautiful.

    I don't make any excuses for them. They are responsible for their actions and behaviors. I also understand the background. I didn't meet a black person until I was a teenager. I didn't work with one until I moved to the city in my early twenties. My I didn't develop a real friendship with a black person until my mid-twenties, and I didn't really understand a lot of the history of systemic racial inequalities until my mid-thirties. And yet I still don't understand bigotry. I grew up in a monoculture, but I was raised to love people. To look for the best in others, to care about strangers. It is a moral failing of the churches of the area, because none of these people don't go to church, but they harbor so many hatreds.

    If you ever visit Ohio, go check out the Hocking Hills. At the very least do the Old Man's Cave trail. It's very accessable, not quite ADA, but for a trail it's easy. If you can do dairy, get some Graeter's Ice Cream in town. There's, like, a million breweries, and a few decent distilleries. Grab lunch or dinner in Athens, it's a little college town, pretty diverse for the region. And don't let a tiny village in the middle of nowhere ruin one of the prettiest spots north of the Ohio River

  • Netflix is kicking US subscribers off its cheapest ad-free plan soon
  • Okay, good to know about Voyager. This winter I'm doing a complete 90's kid Star Trek rewatch, S3 of TNG through the end of VOY. I'll stick Prodigy on at the end.

    (Starting with S3 because Riker beard. Plus, aside from The Naked Now and Conspiracy is there even a reason to watch the first two seasons? Maybe Skin of Evil for continuity to Yesterday's Enterprise I guess)

  • Netflix is kicking US subscribers off its cheapest ad-free plan soon
  • ♥️ I wasn't sure if I should spend time on Prodigy, on a scale of Discovery to Strange New Worlds, where would you rank it? I thoroughly enjoyed Lower Decks, if that helps

    3 Body Problem was on my list but the list was in my head and I forgot

    Again, I thank you

  • I become a career bureaucrat.
  • Yep, and fratboy related calls are a surprising percentage of my income. Poor dears, a perfect combination of preternatural strength and mind-numbing stupidity. Or, as their parents like to think, our future

  • What's Going On With Wookieepedia, The Star Wars Wiki?
  • Ach, Disney and their shenanigans. I've revised my tier list to suit myself

    Original trilogy > anything written by Timothy Zhan > KOTOR > The Clone Wars > Andor > personal headcanon > George Lucas' fever dream The Prequels > Cool shit I read on Wookieepedia no matter the source > Books/Comics/Games > the rest of Disney > Christmas Special > Sequels

  • What's Going On With Wookieepedia, The Star Wars Wiki?
  • Actually, after sleeping, I'd like to amend my statement:

    Original trilogy > anything written by Timothy Zhan > KOTOR > The Clone Wars > Andor > personal headcanon > George Lucas' fever dream The Prequels > Cool shit I read on Wookieepedia no matter the source > Books/Comics/Games > Disney > Christmas Special > Sequels

  • What are your mundane grievances?
  • Things that grind my gears but I don't comment on them because I don't want to be viewed as a pedantic twat:

    Anywho Lose/loose It's/its

    Driving behaviors:

    Breaking small rules like changing lanes on a solid line Tailgating Not going on a green Blocking the box

    Common courtesy:

    Is a smile and a thank you too much to ask?

    Miscellaneous:

    Lists Irony Misplaced humor Niche references Very small rocks Bits of lead Churches

  • What are your mundane grievances?
  • Cabinet doors in part reduce the amount of dust that winds up on the contents of the cabinets, as well as other aerosol particulates like grease from cooking. Think about what the top of your range hood looks like if you don't clean it regularly.

    Of course that isn't a factor if you have a low dust environment and never cook in your kitchen

  • Woman swept to sea while swimming at a Japanese beach rescued 37 hours later and 50 miles away
  • Ask yes, the Cedar Point tragedy of 1869. 27 died, including a Habsburg and two Rockefellers. 42 others were missing and presumed dead. The Navy spent three months subduing the lake by beating it with oars. It was the fastest legislation passed since the DC Forest Incident in 1831

  • If a politician was very vocal about the evils of Dungeons and Dragons and it was revealed that he regularly played CRPGs, would the media call the resulting scandal Baldursgate?

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    How do I get testing?

    A little into about me. I'm in my mid-forties, I live in Ohio, USA, and am on Medicaid. I suspect I have either ADD or ADHD but I can't get diagnostic testing covered by Medicaid. What can I do to get testing or treatment? There are lots of "in-network" providers, but every time I get the focus to try and make an appointment no one answers their phones, or they're not taking new patients, or they're not in network after all. I'm so so so tired

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