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I made peanut butter blonde brownies a week ago. They came out really good. Replaced half of the sugar with sucralose (aka Splenda) to reduce calories by nearly 1/3rd (or was it 1/4th?).

 

Tried making whole wheat brownies today (also replacing half the sugar with sucralose). Half white whole wheat flour, half all purpose flour. They came out good, too. Very rich flavor, better texture, but a tiny bit drier than usual. Gonna add more water next time, or maybe a tiny bit of milk.

 

Also did an experiment. The one serving of the blonde brownie with 1/2 cup of milk filled me up for 1.5 hours. Took ~10 minutes to feel satiated. Didn't get a chance to test the whole wheat brownie yet. Gonna run similar experiments with other meals tomorrow.


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Not sure that a brownie counts as a meal though


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Not sure that a brownie counts as a meal though

It does if you eat it that way.

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In a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury, our descendants would forget the arts of war and the noble activity and zeal which made their ancestors invincible. ~Samuel Adams; 1 August, 1776
There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters. ~Daniel Webster; 15 March, 1837

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Sunburnt all over my face.

Happened to bump into some crazy Russians on the taxi to Gudauri, best company ever. They do like YT travel logs and stuff and have a few thousand followers.

 

Also, wondering how the [bleep] I am still alive with all that blood in my alcohol stream. I mean, we woke up with brandy, lunch was grog, snack was beer and brandy and for dinner we had hard liqueur, brandy, whiskey, vodka, beer, chacha, rum, gin and a wee bit of champagne.

 

Also, khachapuri is [bleep]ing delicious. And hangovers are not that bad at over 2 km's high.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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And, don't know how to edit on mobile, off-piste snowboarding is greatest. I'm a powderhead now.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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And, don't know how to edit on mobile, off-piste snowboarding is greatest. I'm a powderhead now.

Press your post and an edit button will pop up.

My skin is finally getting soft
I'll scrub until the damn thing comes off

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And, don't know how to edit on mobile, off-piste snowboarding is greatest. I'm a powderhead now.

Is that different from "pissed-off" snowboarding?


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Umm, yes, it means freeriding. Outside the marked areas. Where there is untouched snow.

 

But well, as our breakfast was brandy, we were quite pissed aswell.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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i know what it means lol, it was a joke


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Today I might try to complete the Back to the Freezer quest... but it's already 10pm here and I haven't even started it yet, so I'm having second thoughts... I prefer doing quests in one run rather than split it up over days, much like I prefer to watch a movie in one sitting...


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That emptiness you feel after finishing a great book (series) or a tv show sucks

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Bleh. I'm sick.


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In a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury, our descendants would forget the arts of war and the noble activity and zeal which made their ancestors invincible. ~Samuel Adams; 1 August, 1776
There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters. ~Daniel Webster; 15 March, 1837

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I don't understand brandy

 

Like I've only ever had one sip of hennessy but it just tastes like grapes and I'm not a purple kool aid kind of person

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That emptiness you feel after finishing a great book (series) or a tv show sucks

Or when there's one more book in the series and the author is taking his sweet time finishing it up...

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That emptiness you feel after finishing a great book (series) or a tv show sucks

Or when there's one more book in the series and the author is taking his sweet time finishing it up...
Tell me about it! Can't think of any series like that right now though...

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That emptiness you feel after finishing a great book (series) or a tv show sucks

 what did you finish?

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I made the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever made yesterday. I browned the butter prior and used white sugar + extra molasses instead of brown sugar.

 

They are so chewy, it's amazing! Sending a dozen to my sister for her birthday, gave half a dozen away to others. Only have about 6 to ourselves. :(


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[bleep]ing Berlin airport traffic controllers decided to go on strike during my flight. I checked-in to a flight to Berlin and suddenly it was said that we are going to middle-of-nowhere, butt[bleep]istan. Seriously, we were flown to another [bleep]ing country.

And my other flight was already cancelled for a few hours.

And I needed to be home tonight to be on a next bus tomorrow at 6 AM. To Finland.

So I got a new flight, which cost me more than pretty much the rest of the trip combined... And I had to ride a train for like 300 miles to get to the airport from which the flight went... And I made it in the last few minutes, when I got to check-in they were already boarding the plane. There were no next ones and I got a special escort to the plane...

 

Now to start messing with my travel insurance provider...


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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Some airlines reimburse you for crap like that, check out the EU's flight rights website.


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If I didn't have anxiety in the past I sure as hell have anxiety now.

 

After putting a bit of pressure on the disciplinary board to actually do something about the guy who asaulted me, they essentially took his side (even though he told several lies that could have easily been disproven) and released him with no further punishment because there's "insufficient evidence" although, I provided a 5 minute voice clip of him admitting the incident happened, even with him saying "you annoyed me, so I grabbed you by the neck" aside from attaching cameras in the room I don't know what else I could have provided.

 

The decision, though disappointing I have accepted - what is distressing me is the fact that they removed the no-contact order that they put in place only two weeks ago.

The no-contact order requires myself and him to stay away from each other - I had no problem with this as I am happy never to have contact with him.

This order was only put in place because he was harrassing and stalking me, so I haven't even been protected by it for that long, and even though I've blocked him on all social media and his number etc, he used to approach my friends.

The no-contact order was the only reason I felt some sense of protection, these past two weeks.

 

The disciplinary board is saying that they did not find him guilty so there is no need for a no-contact order.

I honestly feel like my sense of safety is totally being disregarded - a no contact order would not harm either of us, but it would prevent him from harrassing me like he did throughout the entirety of the disciplinary process which took 3 months (although I have no idea why it took so long if there was insfficient evidence from the jump)

 

He claimed that there were two witnesses when there weren't, and that could have easily been checked (CCTV in accommodation would have been able to verify that the people he was saying were there were not in fact present)

 

The main thing I am concerned about is that he can see that the disciplinary board have done nothing to protect me, so I do fear further harrassment because maybe he thinks he has the power now - I am very likely being paranoid about this, as I have anxiety disorders independently of this situation - but it's made it a hell of a lot worse.

I went away every weekend to take myself out of the environment and it worked wonders, but I need to save a bit of money now and I have my dissertation due in two weeks.

I feel like I'm crumbling a little bit, because someone assaulted me, and continues to live his life without punishment even after his own admission. What a joke.

 

So some might tell me "you did the right thing by reporting him" but what does the right thing actually mean? I haven't protected anybody by doing this, he can go on to assault people without consequence in the future, and I will continue to live in my anxiety and depression - it was entirely fruitless, and if someone that is a victim of a crime chooses not to report the incident, I can't ever blame anybody in that situation.

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The university has a duty to protect its student body. If you feel that it is failing to do that, don't hesitate to sue the school board


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The university has a duty to protect its student body. If you feel that it is failing to do that, don't hesitate to sue the school board

 

I'm so drained by the whole process, it's taken so long for anything to happen I've been slowly losing my mind - right now I'm three months away from graduation, that's the one thing that's getting me through it. I can hide in my room until then. I did have a lot of fight in me to begin with, but the more it went on, the worse my anxiety and depression became and now I have no hope, and clearly no protection so I guess it will probably be better for me academically to stay away from everything and study in my room until my exams.

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Did the university say why they found him innocent?

 

Was it because they considered the video evidence to not take the context into account?

Was it because interviewing witnesses constitutes as hearsay?

Was it because of a lack of physical medically documented evidence and police report that shows the assault took place?

 

Because all these would be reasons they could've been why they reached their conclusion and knowing why your case broke down will help you defend yourself if this happens in the future. But I can sympathize with how it must feel to be around someone you consider dangerous and feel like your not being taken seriously by the authorities.

 

I knew a guy who had a physically abusive girlfriend who got beat up by this girl who used weapons and fists. He didn't fight back at all however when he called the cops they arrested him for abusing her. 

 

How that guy responded was to not just helplessly rely on the police, nor get better at fighting, but instead he studied law and how to deal with this situation in a way that will get a favorable resolution - IE: the perpetrator arrested or at the very least restrained. And how to do so when there is a very obvious bias against males in such cases in the US.

 

As cold hearted as I will sound, you need to first find out why your case didn't go favorably. You need to acknowledge that there is alternative ways to handle the situation that will get a favorable outcome. And you need to learn how to do so. But then again I know how tempting it will be to wallow in the victim mentality of:

 

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But I can promise you that as hopeless and unfair as it is now if you do the research you will be protected in the future. But yeah the guy I know irl who was in a similar situation had two choices, live his life in silent resignation or learn to fight better. So your preaching to the choir if you want to tell me how unfair it is that the legal system is so broken that you need to be an expert in law to handle simple situations of victimization, because I agree with you it is [bleep]ed up and broken. But it will never change and if it does it will only be for the worse. So accept that and deal with it appropriately.

 

 

 

tl;dr: you are the victim here. You deserve justice. You tried your best with what you knew. What happened is [bleep]ed up. Your choices now are to get better at fighting by learning how legal proceedings are decided or to give up and live in fear. Both are unfair and not things you wanted to choose but those are your options now. 

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Did the university say why they found him innocent?

 

Was it because they considered the video evidence to not take the context into account?

Was it because interviewing witnesses constitutes as hearsay?

Was it because of a lack of physical medically documented evidence and police report that shows the assault took place?

 

Because all these would be reasons they could've been why they reached their conclusion and knowing why your case broke down will help you defend yourself if this happens in the future. But I can sympathize with how it must feel to be around someone you consider dangerous and feel like your not being taken seriously by the authorities.

 

I knew a guy who had a physically abusive girlfriend who got beat up by this girl who used weapons and fists. He didn't fight back at all however when he called the cops they arrested him for abusing her. 

 

How that guy responded was to not just helplessly rely on the police, nor get better at fighting, but instead he studied law and how to deal with this situation in a way that will get a favorable resolution - IE: the perpetrator arrested or at the very least restrained. And how to do so when there is a very obvious bias against males in such cases in the US.

 

As cold hearted as I will sound, you need to first find out why your case didn't go favorably. You need to acknowledge that there is alternative ways to handle the situation that will get a favorable outcome. And you need to learn how to do so. But then again I know how tempting it will be to wallow in the victim mentality of:

 

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But I can promise you that as hopeless and unfair as it is now if you do the research you will be protected in the future. But yeah the guy I know irl who was in a similar situation had two choices, live his life in silent resignation or learn to fight better. So your preaching to the choir if you want to tell me how unfair it is that the legal system is so broken that you need to be an expert in law to handle simple situations of victimization, because I agree with you it is [bleep]ed up and broken. But it will never change and if it does it will only be for the worse. So accept that and deal with it appropriately.

 

 

 

tl;dr: you are the victim here. You deserve justice. You tried your best with what you knew. What happened is [bleep]ed up. Your choices now are to get better at fighting by learning how legal proceedings are decided or to give up and live in fear. Both are unfair and not things you wanted to choose but those are your options now. 

 

They just wrote me a short message to say no further action is being taken due to "insufficient evidence". So basically there wasn't enough evidence to prove he did it apparently, apparently voice recordings aren't enough. I didn't have witnesses, it was him saying two friends were present (and they weren't) but he also claimed to not remember anything. Having said this, it took two months between me sending the report and his first interview. In my opinion this is plenty of time to make up some sort of excuse or prepare "witnesses" (one of which is his current girlfriend).

 

Honestly in any other period of my life I would fight tooth and nail for justice, but I am physically and mentally exhausted by his entire ordeal (my dad died in January as well) so it's been a tug of war on what to focus on. This case has taken precedence and even though it isn't a good conclusion because he and I BOTH know what happened, I will take it because it's still a conclusion. All I have now is therapy to help me mentally move on from what happened to me. Frankly, I have learnt that when the first sign of abuse shows I need to get out of that situation with immediate effect. No second chances, no hoping things will go better in the future - I need to leave before it gets worse. That's what happened here. I might be mentally scarred, I might be living with anxiety and depression, I might have thoughts of suicide, but it's still 10x better than being glued to somebody who is constantly making me feel bad about myself.

 

I just finished writing my dissertation, and I want to start studying for exams I'll be taking in two months' time - at the end of the day, I don't want any of the unfortunate circumstances that have happened to impede my overall degree classification - that would be a shame, as this is four years of hard work coming to an end very soon. I'm moving away pretty soon and have a place for a masters' degree at a completely different University so there's a lot to live for, it's just hard at this particular moment.

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