He died two days later after his brain had been deprived of oxygen and he was declared brain dead. Pyatt told a news outlet that Jake—who was suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome—would get excited, scream at the screen, and jump up and down while playing Sonic the Hedgehog. She believes that the excitement of the game and her son’s pre-existing condition are what triggered his death.
His condition had not been determined earlier due to the fact that the government does not make heart-screening mandatory for young people. After her son’s death, Sarah Pyatt joined the Cardiac Risk charity, whose purpose is to call on the government to start making heart-screening mandatory for the youth https://x-men-legends.com/.
Number 5: Chuang After playing the video game Diablo III for 40 hours straight, an eighteen-year-old from Taiwan who identified himself as Chuang, collapsed in an Internet café. On the 13th of July, 2012, Chuang had reserved a private room at the Tainan Internet café for the afternoon. It was there that he began binge-playing his favorite video game. The binge would last for 40 hours, during which he reportedly had not eaten anything. On July 15th, almost two days later, one of the staff members entered the teenager’s private room to find him resting with his head on the table. The attendant woke Chuang up. The 18-year-old got to his feet and collapsed after taking a few steps. Paramedics were called and he was taken to a local hospital. Soon afterwards, he was pronounced dead.
The medical specialists suspected that Chuang had passed away because of a blood clot he had developed as a consequence of sitting for such an extended period of time. Blizzard Entertainment—the company that produced Diablo III—released a statement regarding the incident. The statement expressed their regrets over the teen’s passing and their support for his family. It also iterated their belief in moderation, and that one should prioritize day-to-day life over various forms of entertainment. Number 4: Rustam Russian teenager Rustam would reportedly play the Defense of the Ancients online game for hours on end, developing a gaming addiction that would eventually cost him his life. In the year-and-a-half up to his demise, he had more than 2,000 in-game hours (or the equivalent of 83 days). According to his parents, who explained the rest of his schedule to a media outlet, this amounted to six hours of playtime every day. 22 days prior to his death, Rustam had broken his leg.
It was during this period that his playing time increased significantly, according to the 17-year-old’s mother. She stated that her son would play Defense of the Ancients day and night, only stopping for snacks and short naps. His parents were used to hearing him constantly pounding his keyboard. But on the 30th of April, 2015, however, his room went quiet. When his parents entered the room, they found Rustam dead in front of the computer screen.
And as you pull it back, it flashes, and then goes dark again. "And... now it's done." MARISHA: Okay, I'll look at it again. What does it look like? MATT: Looks the same check this website.
MARISHA: What do you mean it looks the same? MATT: Meaning like, the signature's still there, the stone is still there, but that slight essence of slight enchantment that was there before is gone. TALIESIN: You wouldn't happen to know where to get some construction materials on very quick notice?
MATT: "No!" LAURA: You wouldn't be able to identify something for me, would you? TALIESIN: Oh yes, go ahead, do that. LAURA: You seem so smart, is all.
MATT: "This was not part of the agreement." LAURA: Darling, we're already here, please? TALIESIN: And we didn't say your name. MATT: Make a persuasion check. MARISHA: "And we didn't say your name." LAURA: Oh, damn it.
I will pay you. MATT: "How much?" LAURA: How much do you want? MATT: Looks back at Treev.
Treev goes-- LAURA: Just to identify something, that's all dear. TALIESIN: Something simple. MATT: "100 gold, please." LAURA: 100 gold. Darling. It seemed effortless for you to do that before.
Is it hard? MATT: "I have a shop to get back to. I'm sorry, I can't be here any longer."
LAURA: Fine, fine. MATT: And he gets up from the stool. LAURA: Shit! Fine. A hundred gold, whatever.
I just want to know, can you look at this please? It's a tea set, it's gold. Isn't it beautiful? MATT: Takes it from you and his hands are clammy, as he pulls it out of your grasp. And he looks over the tea set, and it's in his hands, he doesn't really know what to do with it. And he places it on the side.
"Okay." Begins breathing heavily, and it's fogging the side of the metallic tea set. And you see this sweat dripping off of his nose. He's still very nervous about this endeavor and wants to get out of here as soon as possible. "All right, this is a tea set of "envenoming. Whenever you produce some sort of a liquid imbibement within the tea set, it's "guaranteed to be a bad day for whoever drinks from it."
LAURA: It's so good we didn't drink from it. TALIESIN: Does the liquid hold its potency or is it just within the tea set? MATT: "For a day." TALIESIN: Good to know. LAURA: Lovely. TALIESIN: Excellent.
SAM: Will someone die? MATT: "I'm not a master of poisons, I just know that it poisons." LAURA: Thank you so much. MATT: And he takes it and holds it, and is like, "100 gold." LAURA: Of course dear. MATT: "Thank you."
And as soon as he gets it, he lets go of it, puts it in his pouch. "And good "day. Treev, careful next time." And he darts off, outside. Bursting through the door and into the alley.
Looks back to Treev. Treev's leaning back and he's like, "I just brought you here to talk with them." TALIESIN: We just want to know our options, sir, and time is sadly of the essence. What can you tell us about this? MATT: "Strange construction."
TALIESIN: Yes. MATT: "Ah. I see what you're talking about."
He starts glancing-- shut up!-- Glancing at the bottom of Retort. "It is a variation on a scrying enchantment, with a hint of a message-type base. "It's audio only, not visual." MARISHA: Son of a bitch! TALIESIN: Can they track where we are?
MATT: "They cannot track location, but this is a joint enchantment, there are two pieces to this. "And it would appear that, wherever the receiving end is, they can probably hear everything around it." MARISHA: Guys, this could be a gift, think of the possibilities. TRAVIS: She's hearing this right now.
SAM: If she's listening. MATT: "Oh, I'm sure whoever has the other side of this enchantment is now well aware of everything "we've just discussed." LAURA: Great. SAM: Maybe we should take it out of the room.
TALIESIN: Shh, no. MATT: "Who has the other side of this enchantment by the way?" And he suddenly looks extremely nervous. Beads of sweat start showing up on his forehead. TALIESIN: I'll tell you what. You do the work quickly, you do the work well, and you follow a few other instructions of ours, and I will not say her name out loud right now.
How does that sound to you? MATT: What do you want? Disenchantment, transference, tell me. TALIESIN: Not anymore, we just want the enchantment destroyed.
And I will not say her name, so that she will know that you do not know who she is. MATT: What does that mean? What does that mean? What's he saying? What is he saying? SAM: For your own protection.
TALIESIN: This is me, giving you a deal, good sir. This is me, showing you respect. And you, if you can hear me, and I get the sneaking suspicion you can, I'm not ignoring you anymore. SAM: Wait, before you do, a quick word, is there a way to reverse the direction? Okay. MATT: Reaches into a little pouch of components on the side.
Takes things, crushes them, sprinkles them on. Looks about. "Ahem, it's done, it's gone, here." LAURA: What?! Really? MARISHA: Can I check it?
MATT: Yeah. MARISHA: Scanlan, help me check this. LAURA: That fast? SAM: All right. LAURA: You are very powerful, you. MARISHA: What do we do here?
MATT: Make an arcana check. MARISHA: Scanlan, help. SAM: Yeah, I got a natural one, sister.
MARISHA: Oh boy. 16. MATT: As you're staring at it, you watch as the Ripley signature that's very, very small, put in the bottom of the piece of whitestone, begins to glow. Suddenly, he goes, "By the way, it takes a "moment. Put your face away please!"
No. Treev goes, "Oh and here they are, the ones "who hired your help. Folks, I'd like to introduce you to Kyme, he's one of our fine allies in the "Omnival Library here in the city, and I believe he can take care of your little problem.
So talk." And the guy spins around on the stool at the edge of the bar, and goes, "Okay, so I have been told "that you require some sort of disenchantment type thing. Who am I talking to here?
There's a "lot of you. You? Okay, come."
TALIESIN: All right. I have an object-- so hard to talk to that face. LAURA: Scanlan. He seems like the type, you might want to try selling him some of that fusaka.
TALIESIN: I have an object that I own that someone is tracking me with. They are aware of my whereabouts, they've put some kind of enchantment on it. I was wondering if I could transfer that enchantment to another object, and send it in a different direction so that they don't know that we're following them. MATT: "That's possible, yes." TALIESIN: I would even be willing, if possible, to remove part of the object that I currently own, and then replace it with something else if necessary. MATT: "Depending on the strength of the enchantment, that can take anywhere within the "next few weeks."
TALIESIN: Can I get you a drink? Are you all right? MATT: "Why? Why do you ask?" LAURA: Can I insight check him? MATT: Make an insight check, yeah.
LIAM: Yay. SAM: May I make a physiological check of his mouth shape? His jaw seems-- LIAM: New Matt character! TALIESIN: I know.
LAURA: 19. MATT: 19. SAM: You know at shop.geekandsundry.com, there's a lot of new items up for sale. MARISHA: That's true.
TALIESIN: There's the mug. LIAM: Do they have the model airship yet? SAM: There's the mug, there's rings, patches. What? LIAM: The model airship?
SAM: The model airship, it's life-sized. Nail wraps by Espionage Cosmetics, only 12 dollars. And don't forget, one week left on pre-orders for those silicon bracelets and the enamel pins guys. MATT: All righty. SAM: Backblaze!
TALIESIN: So I'm going to show him the gun, and I'm going to say, what do you think? And I'm going to show him where the enchantment is. SAM: You're showing him the gun? We just said don't show people the gun.
LAURA: We need to remove the enchantment from it. SAM: Okay. LAURA: If we can remove the enchantment, if it takes a long time to transfer, maybe you can keep transferring it after we've left?
Is that a thing? MATT: "I can get rid of the enchantment immediately, but it's gone. Transfer, that's a "time-taking process, it's much more expensive than what I was promised as part of this contract."
[Ryan] You know how the NFL has a bad habit of making decisions that don't feel very well thought out. Particularly when it comes to player safety, and things like that. - [Will] Yeah like when they try to protect quarterbacks by asking defenders to not sack a quarterback with their whole body weight. - [Ryan] Yes, yes that's exactly right.
What if I told you that it's always been that way in the NFL? - No. - Mm-hmm Mm-hmm [Affirmative]. - The same NFL? - The very same one, friend. It was so bad that even the first down chains were dangerous for quite some time this website.
- Wait, what? - Yep. - [Will] Were they using like left over landmines from WWII? - [Ryan] They were just giant guns. - [Will] They were? (laughing) - [Ryan] Pointing at the ground.
Do you know who Bubba Smith is? - [Will] Yeah, yeah. The actor, you mean? The actor Bubba Smith from Police Academy.
- [Ryan] Yes, the actor from the Police Academy movies. Yes, Moses Hightower. Well, it turns out he was actually a very good football player before he became a very good actor. He was an All American defensive end for Michigan State, he was one of the few players who's Jersey they retired.
- [Will] Oh wow. - [Ryan] He was the number one draft pick in '67. - [Will] Okay.
- [Ryan] And he was also huge. He was a big boy, he was like 6'7", very fast. - [Will] Could barely fit in the Academy. (laughing) - [Ryan] They had to, yeah ... Well I mean there's that one scene where he has to rip the back seat out of the car so that he can fit in there.
- [Will] Improv. - [Ryan] Yeah, completely improvised on set. He actually has, unofficially, a rule named after him. - Oh. - In the NFL. - Good for him.
- Well not exactly, it's a little bit of a bummer reason that he's got it named after him. - Cool. - Because back in the early '70s - Thanks for having me on. - You're very welcome. Back in the early '70s the first down markers were like spikes on metal rods.
That they would shove into the ground to pin the chains down on the sidelines. - So they created a trip wire with the markers. - So they essentially created a trip wire. And they were like really in there, they required some effort to pull out. Which I can only assume meant that games went on for six hours so every first down they had to like yank these things out of the ground. - Yeah, did they think like by calling it first down there was only one?
And so they wouldn't have to move them. - Right. No, that semi-permanent thing that's totally fine.
You're not going to have to move those around. In a preseason game in 1972 the Baltimore Colts, the defense he was playing for at the time, intercepted a Terry Bradshaw pass. Bubba Smith goes to set up for the block and he's running down the sideline and of course the inevitable happens, he gets tripped up in the chains, blows out his knee, basically destroys his leg. - In preseason? - In preseason where the games are so meaningful.
An excited Brown brought the fantastic invention before the US government and the Pentagon. But instead of wonder, he was greeted with obstacles. Some theorists believe that Brown’s very public invention posed a threat to the US military’s own experiments into anti gravitational propulsion. For the rest of his life he attempted to develop devices based on his idea, but no one in industry or the military would take him seriously. In 1985, Brown died and his ideas were left with his family.
SOURCE: Electrogravitics 2: Validating Reports on a New Propulsion Methodology (Thomas Valone, 2005) 03. Water Powered Cars 71% of the Earth’s surface is water, while global oil reserves are expected to run out in approximately forty years. Clearly then the way to solve this problem is for the latter to be replaced by the former.
That’s what Stanley Meyer believed when he filed a patent for a water fuel cell in the late eighties. The process was designed to extract hydrogen stored in water via electrolysis, which would then be combined with air and ignited for fuel. While extremely exciting as a concept, the battery violated both the first and second laws of thermodynamics, making Meyer either the greatest inventor ever or a literal wizard. Despite being widely credited as a fraud, Meyer continued to champion his water fuel cell as the future, claiming that any car that used it could do 160km per gallon.
According to Meyer’s brother, Stanley was repeatedly offered sums up to $800 million, either for the rights to the technology, or to stop altogether. However, before any deal could be reached, Meyer died during a meeting with investors. The invention has since disappeared, leaving behind only discredited patents. SOURCE: American Free Press, The Columbus Dispatch, The Sunday Times 02.
Rife Ray In 1934 the interestingly named Royal Raymond Rife began experimenting with a device that could allegedly cure cancer. According to Rife, the trial was run under strict clinical conditions and the results were very impressive, as 14 out of 16 terminally ill patients claimed to have been cured. However, according to Barry Lynes, author of “The Cancer Cure That Worked”, the Rife Beam, as it was known, was so discredited by the American Medical Association that it fell into obscurity. This is despite reports from several medical practitioners over the years saying that the treatment has in fact worked.
Lynes claims that Rife rejected attempts by the AMA to buy shares in the machine. So, after losing out on potentially profiting from the device, director of the AMA Morris Fishbein launched a furious attack, which discredited Rife and left him penniless. SOURCE: Cancer Research UK, Rife Videos, FDA 01. Radiant Energy In the 1920s, Dr. T. Henry Moray claimed to have invented a radiant energy machine that could harness cosmic rays for electrical use, meaning that it had the potential to provide free energy for everyone on Earth.
From the beginning, despite demonstrations to doubters and naysayers, Moray began encountering hostility to his device. Talk of his invention that defied the laws of physics reached Capitol Hill, where Senator Reed Smoot requested a meeting with the young inventor. Moray offered the Radiant Energy machine to the government, an offer that Smoot turned down. After spending thousands, the Moray family was broke and Moray himself sadly died in 1974. As for the machine, today it is in the possession of the Moray family but no one knows whether it will be brought to the public’s attention again.
So watch this space. SOURCE: The Guardian, Alternet, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” 07. Phoebus Cartel Electric light bulbs are vital to the modern world and it’s hard to see how anything got done before them. The typical incandescent light bulb lasts roughly 1,000 to 2,000 hours, and this has hardly changed in a century - but why not? Well it might be, at least partly, due to The Phoebus Cartel.
This cartel was a collection of global light bulb manufacturers who gathered in 1924 to ensure a monopoly on the electric light bulb market. Despite the fact that bulbs of the time lasted 2,000 plus hours, the cartel enforced a reliable but short-lived alternative, lasting 1,000 hours. This planned obsolescence removed decades of progress and enforced a certain standard of light bulb that partially exists today.
Thankfully, though, World War 2 disrupted the cartel and it officially folded in 1940. SOURCE: Spectrum, The New York Times, The New Yorker 06. XA safe cigarette We all know smoking can cause cancer, so what’s needed?
Cigarettes without the carcinogens. Well, they already exist... kind of. In the sixties and seventies, the Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company worked on a product that practically eliminated carcinogens, creating a healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes. Codenamed XA, the project was intended to regain lost market share, but would never make it that far. Why? Because rival tobacco firm Philip Morris Inc. allegedly threatened to eliminate it if they tried.
According to Dr. James Mold, the research director on the project, marketing the XA would be an admission that cigarettes were harmful. This would therefore break the “gentlemen's agreement” between the big tobacco companies - that any evidence to suggest cigarettes were harmful was to be suppressed. SOURCE: U.S. Justice Department, PBS 05. Hoxsey Cancer Remedies In the 1920s, Harry Hoxsey started up his own natural cancer remedy. Hoxsey came from a family of vets and he observed that cancer-riddled horses would eat certain flowers and weeds to recover. This concoction was then made fit for humans and sold by Hoxsey.
According to The Truth About Cancer website, Hoxsey attempted to prove the efficacy of his remedies to Morris Fishbein, director of the AMA. The formula was apparently effective enough to convince Fishbein to make an offer to buy them for exclusive AMA use. Hoxsey refused, and the AMA began discrediting the remedy any way they could. This included articles in the national press branding Hoxsey a “quack”. In 1950 Hoxsey responded by taking Fishbein to court for libel and winning, using fifty patients’ testimonies to prove the point. This included the case of a terminal cancer patient who was cured by Hoxsey’s herbal treatments and wound up living for another 10 years.
But this was not enough and the AMA and FDA continued to brand the treatments as worthless. As Hoxsey didn’t have a medical license, his clinics were shut down and the formula was finally banned in 1960. Today the Hoxsey Bio-Medical Center in Tijuana, Mexico, claims an 80% success rate, but remains banned in the US. SOURCE: The Truth About Cancer, U.S. Justice Department, Hoxsey BioMedical Center 04. Anti-gravity Back in the 1920s Thomas Townsend Brown experimented with an X-ray vacuum tube.
He varied the electric currents passing through it and observed a weight decrease of the tube in a certain configuration. According to Brown, he had electrically influenced gravity, but his fellow academics seemed less than enthusiastic about the news. Over the next 30 years he developed his theories to the point that in the fifties he is believed to have designed and demonstrated self-propelled metal discs that could produce sufficient anti-gravity properties.
Stephen farmer don't wear a speedo 9 p.m, Tuesday for lalito look out there we go yep there. It is Tuesday, 9 p.m. Eastern Time, thanks, you guys don't eat right. Behind Robert Brandt Roberts is plugged in Lolita loca before dawn again, fantastic I'll, probably get you guys on Tuesday for sure and say idea as well: Paul, we'll just laughing out loud ruff Robert Brandt's cruise to / hi Toni Kroos BRR thanks Robert Stephen farmers laughing at La cruz BRR, what's up buddy Robert Brent, start a two-week river cruise on Monday there you are 14 days on the river on Viking. This is gonna, be nice really Robert. I hope you're able to upload some photos to my Facebook page.
Those of you who don't know we have a group page for traveling with Bruce and you're all welcome to come by post photos of your favorite cruises. Your favorite ships, always you've been on. Make commentary, tell us a true story or to ask questions Casinoslots.
It'S the Hangout for traveling, with Bruce between, shows and you're. All welcome to come by my friend Dhoni is is following me on my page. I'D follow Tony on his Facebook page Lolita Luca, so check check out Tony and Jen on Facebook as well. Robert Brandt have a great trip cameras. I want to go on the Viking or Orion. Yes, that will be the next one coming out for Viking they're, bringing out a new ship almost 9:00 months at a time, another one.
It'S incredible. They are growing fast, Robert Brandt saying as long as the Wi-Fi works aisle, we will be sending photos as we go fantastic buddy. You can join us for our shows great. If not, I understand you're on the cruise. Why would you want to hang out with us, but from time to time you might be able to say hi once in a while?
That is fantastic. One comment: I'm gonna make one quick little little bit of commentary. I did a video the other day. I know a bunch of you seen it. I dropped it yesterday morning on my youtube channel. Here, it's all about high-end Suites, on cruise ships.
I was talking about the Haven Suites, and I was talking about the MSC Yacht Club and also the Royal type Suites on Royal Caribbean, and I mentioned how the folks who stay there in those units are paying a lot more money than we pay. Certainly, on a square foot basis, I'll tell you that, on our rooms, whether we have inside balcony or ocean view these folks up the top pay way more money to be up there by way juku jazz, you see, is saying I be beyond a river cruise this Weekend, unfortunately, it's on the Hudson River on a yacht, yeah yeah. I feel free cool jazz.
It'S too bad you're out in New York City, you're gonna be on the yacht in the Hudson you're roughing. It again aren't you you're just roughing it. I feel free. My friend Kat, it's a space-themed one she's, saying Paul Lucas that sounds fun: cool jazz cat, we're on the Hudson cool jazz sailing around Manhattan, poor bugger, you know you just you can't catch a break any these can't get to break. Oh my that sounds great.
At cool jazz, says Tracy, and so do I anyway, these Suites on the top of these cruise ships. I took the video yesterday morning and I invite you to check it out at your leisure. I encourage any of you if you liked the video share it with your friends on Facebook or any way any other way. You can do it. I want to expose my channel to as many people as possible, and this is one way to help expose traveling with Bruce. So, if you can, if you're watching any of my short videos that are like 10 minutes or less and you like them, please share them.
On Facebook and get them out there, let the let the world explore them and see what they think. Perhaps we can build our subscriber base even faster anyway. One of my viewers was saying to me yeah this. This is an interesting story.
Bruce that you bring up. I have some I have some information for you might like, and he went into telling me just fascinating information and I hadn't hadn't thought to mention it, but but yeah this does make sense just like in Las Vegas. If any of you been to Vegas, I'm sure most of you have and one time or another in your lifetime, you go to Las Vegas and we've seen movies and TV shows and whatnot, whether the reality or there or not, we're high rollers get looked after. In a different way than the rest of us, we get to go to casinos, and this was certainly true in the 70s in the 80s and the 90s, when casinos were partially corporately owned, but still not corporately owned.
Some of the hangers-on from the old days. We'Re still running things and high rollers enjoyed a lot of perks and a lot of leeway, but because these high rollers were dropping a thousand bucks, a hand in the 60s on blackjack and they're dropping five thousand a hand in the 80s and on cruise ship cruise Ships there are high rollers dropping five and Families, whatever thousand dollars a hand or a spin on the roulette wheel. There'S a lot of money going around and these folks here subsidized a lot of the rest of us. It'S just the way it is, and in the 60s, 70s 80s and 90s in Las Vegas.
You remember the days we used to be able to get a buff. They I mean a good quality buffet dinner for, like $ 4.99, for lunch $ 2.99 for breakfast and maybe $ 9.99 to $ 14.99 at dinnertime, and that included steak lobster, and you name it. The reason was simple: the hotel was bringing in this dough from all the gamblers, but the high-end whales were dropping Millions, and the cruise of the cruise, like the casinos, could spread the wealth by offering perks to the rest of us that we just couldn't get anywhere Else, stay in a hotel in Los Angeles and order. Filet mignon was a with a lobster.
Tail you're, not gonna get that for $ 13.99 chance, but it used to be that way. Today, Vegas is changed. We'Ve talked about a little bit here.
Vegas has completely changed, it has gone all corporate virtually every large Resort in Las Vegas is now corporately owned and publicly traded and that's what's happening with cruise ships as well. They'Re now publicly traded companies, except for a few that are still privately run. The last the last one of the latest Cruise Lines to go from private ownership. It'S a public ownership, is silver C's Royal Caribbean bought two-thirds of that company and closed the deal just this past week.
Now two-thirds of that company is part of a public corporation and the company has access to more money to refurbish their ships and grow and build new ones, but they now have to report every little thing. Any event back to the Suites high rollers casino, high rollers. On cruise ships, which you would not necessarily think there are that many, but there aren't quite a number of folks who love to go on cruises and gamble rather than go to Vegas and Gamble, and these cruise lines they know who they are, they they track. Your play, if you're playing in a casino staying in the inside room or a balcony, a room and you you're, using your room card to play, because that's how you put credit in the slot machine, they're tracking every bet you make. They got cameras on you, they're, watching your habits and they watch your onboard spending as well and they know whether, where you fit in the scale of promotions and some of you, I know I do I get in the mail all the time I get emails and I get actual mail in the mailbox from Cruise Lines. Voova sent me offers on future cruises because I've been in the casino and I'm just a slot machine guy.
I don't play craps, I don't play blackjack, I don't care for the roulette wheel. I just like to sit in front of a slot machine, and just you know my numbing. We play the game for a while and take a walk around the deck for a bit.
Come back maybe play another 20 bucks worth I get lucky and I pick up 60 80 bucks. I generally find a way to put it right back into that machine or another one anyway. It all adds up.
This play is tracked and they send me a coupons of the mela say: here's a $ 300 credit against casino cruise. That we've got that we put together, but the $ 3.00 credit is a casino credit and then they're offering me a discount on the cruise. I don't get to go for free, i stuff to pay for my room alone when i go on one of these. I'Ve never taken them up on the offer, because 300 bucks in the casino and I'm not gon na last, very long. That is chump change, because I'm a chump change guy, I'm not a high roller, but those who are high rollers those who like to put some serious money through slot machines. These are the folks getting offers that you - and I never hear about these - are the offers where they're offered sweets in the Haven they're offered sweets in the Yacht Club LA Tennessee they're offered sweets on Royal Caribbean, the Royal Suites and we're talking about rooms.
That would run ten fifteen thousand for the cruise up to fifty sixty thousand dollars for a cruise, and the gambler might be a husband and a wife might be just the husband might be just the wife. They can bring onboard a certain number of people to share. In that room, and so mum and dad might decide yeah we're gon na take off Royal Caribbean offered for this big double-decker two-story unit. We'Re gon na bring our two grown-up children and we're gon na bring the one or two the grandkids. Maybe maybe Bank is they'll, be a three generational grows all on the house, while mum and dad in the evenings over in international waters we'll be downstairs playing the slots, then crap so like we do in Vegas, like we've done before, but the kind of action that These folks are playing justifies the cruise line budgeting, this kind of opulence for these folks. Now the children and the grandkids they're having a blast they're in they got the butler.
They got the concierge they're going to see the shows they're having fun in the fool they get exclusive shore excursions, it's all over the top. Looking after these people, because the cruise line knows and the casino director they know that these folks are gold, absolute gold. They are looked after they get to get off the ship. Before we even get near being able to get off the ship, they can come on the ship whenever they're there, the ship will never leave without these guys chefs.
I don't want there getting escorted doors on the island or or whatever city they're coming to the cruise line is taking excellent care of these people and we'll probably never run into it, but they are paying through the gambling that they're doing the amount of money that They'Re dropping into that casinos cashier office is massive and for what we're, what we're paying they are dropping. You know what we drop in an entire week. They might drop that in a couple hours and they're just having a blast, but they can afford it more power to them.
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Federal Grants are monetary help that are offered to the students on the basis of their merit or financial needs to pursue higher education. What do students need to do to get more knowledge but can’t satiate it due to the financial condition of your family? The government is now lending you a helping hand to overcome your shortcomings.
What is a Federal Grant?
The Federal Grants are monetary aids that are financial aids which are provided to the students for higher education. Federal Grants are offered to those students who cannot afford the expense of college. Federal Grants differs from the educational loans as you don’t need to pay the money back. It also differs from the scholarship as it is not offered by a specific group of people to the students of a particular stream and you also don’t need to have exceptional grades to enjoy the benefits of Federal Grants.
When, Why and How was the Federal Grants started?
The Federal Grants came into the picture long before the formation of the US Constitution. It was initially started by the United States Congress. Federal Grants primarily came as monetary help from the local government to people suffering from natural disasters, internal improvements, civil disturbances and expansion. The Federal Grants that we are aware of today was created during the 1910. Today there are over 1000 various Federal Grants program which acquires government help of about $439 billion.
Various types of federal grants for college:
The Federal Grants are offered by the Free Application for Federal Students Aid or FAFSA.
The Federal Grants for colleges that are in existence today are basically of two types:
1. Merit based
2. Financial need based
1. Merit Based Federal Grants:
These Federal Grants are offered from the state to those students who have been exceptional in their academic performances. These Federal Grants are offered to those students who have acquired a certain GPA. These may be combined along with the income of the student or student’s family. But to apply for these Federal Grants you need to fulfill the FAFSA criteria. For more information you may also consult the state’s official website.
2. Financial Need Based Federal Grants:
This is the most common type among the various kinds of Federal Grants available in the states. It offers financial assistance to those students who are not capable of coping up with the college expenses. It takes into consideration the cost of attendance as well as the financial help that your family is capable of providing. It also checks your urge to attend the college.
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You wrote the original draft for this novel when you were only sixteen! How much of EYES IN THE MIRROR had to be re-worked before publishing?
I looked back at the original version of Eyes in the Mirror recently and was surprised to see how much of it had actually remained the same. There are paragraphs from the first draft (which I handwrote in a spiral notebook) that are still in the version that Sourcebooks published! That being said, I did a lot of rewriting when I came back to it. Having the years away created a great opportunity for me to come back to the book with a fresh perspective. I used the original as a guide for where I wanted things to go, but there are chapters that I almost entirely rewrote.
What got you interested in the concept of an alternate dimension? What made you pick mirrors as a portal?
I think the idea of a mirror being the opposite of what you see (instead of the same as what you see) is what prompted the idea of an alternate dimension. I wondered if the things you see in the mirror are the opposite (what’s right is left and what’s left is right), then couldn’t the people be opposites too? The idea of an alternate dimension was a tool for me- something that let me look at the same situation from multiple opposing perspectives, which is what I really loved doing with these characters.
What would your alternate self be like?
That’s a hard question for me to answer! I think in some ways, both Dee and Samara are alternate personalities of mine. They both handle things really differently than I would but in ways I often admire. Samara is much more impulsive than I am and because of that gets to have a whole host of exciting experiences. Dee, on the other hand, is a chameleon, reacting in different ways to different people and putting everyone she meets at ease, a trait I think anyone would envy. If I had to pick one trait that my alternate self would have though, I think she would be extraordinarily quick witted. She would never leave an awkward message she wanted to take back or
think of the perfect response 6 hours later. I think I’d want my alternate self to be able to do that so she could teach me how…
EYES IN THE MIRROR is written in alternating perspectives. Whose narration did you enjoy writing more—Samara’s or Dee’s? Why?
I loved writing from both of these characters’ perspectives. They both had a knack for surprising me- Samara could be more difficult at times because of her propensity for recklessness. She often did things that I didn’t expect or that weren’t in my outline. I remember actually getting mad at her when she brought me down a path I felt unprepared for. That was a challenge, but also exciting. Dee on the other hand, often understood things better than I expected her to and reacted in ways that were more calculated than I realized. I would find that she had been planning something for chapters, which made developing her inner eye really fun to develop. I don’t think I could choose a favorite.
What’s one thing readers would be surprised to find out about EYES IN THE MIRROR?
I think a lot of people would be surprised to know that the book isn’t written only from Dee and Samara’s perspectives. There are places where I felt like to really get inside characters’ heads, I needed to write out the same thing happening from his or her perspective as was happening in the chapter of the book. For example, I have the second chapter written almost entirely from Dee’s mom’s perspective. I have a series of conversations from Jamie’s perspective. Dee and Samara are definitely not the only two whose heads I’ve tried to get into, even though theirs are the only perspectives you read in the book.