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The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals are a member of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League.

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2023.06.10 12:43 JoeMahoney98 Fargo Season 4

I was shocked when watching latest season of Fargo to see Genny as Gaetano Fadda, an Italian gangster in Kansas City.
Has anyone else seen this and struggled to take his character literally? He plays a brute maniac, but given the sheer brutality and shock factor of Gomorrah I barely bat an eyelid at his actions. He doesn’t play it badly, but when missing his Neapolitan accent and evil sneer replaced with crazy eyes, I struggled to adapt to his role here…
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2023.06.10 12:30 beezxs Everyone and their mother played their heart out last night 🫠

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2023.06.10 11:11 ScribblingFox98 The Survivor Becomes a Dungeon (Chapter 82)

Hey everyone, as we earnestly approach the next arc of my story when it comes to exploring the world beyond Vitmori's mountain and forest, I find myself having a bit of writer's block. So I hope that while I'm still working things out, you all don't mind several chapters of this sidestory following the future Emperor and his otherworlderly Empress and their first meeting.
Ferodias POV / 10 Years Earlier
The morning had come before long, the smell of delectable bug legs wafting through the air as Monty made breakfast during the last watch. Ferodias stirred from his place in the tree he had decided to sleep in, claws flexing and digging into the tree bark as he stretched his flexible feline body and yawned audibly. While he did have his own tent, Ferodias and Brasyl had given up their tents to the noble ladies so they could sleep in relative comfort. Brasyl, for one, didn't mind sleeping in the open air. As for Ferodias, he had long since grown accustomed to rougher living and was not unfamiliar with napping in trees during his youth.
"Mornin Rodi." Monty called up to Ferodias, looking up from his space beside the grill as he worked hard to ensure the meal would taste even better than yesterday's since he had a little more experience with this particular protein. "What's the plan today?" He asked, adding another leg to a growing pile of cooked legs on a wooden plate.
Ferodias let out a deep sigh of delight as he managed to pop his back, finding the relief he was looking for before slumping back against the tree trunk he had been sleeping against. "I... " He started to say before yawning again as his left ear flicked. "Don't know." He said simply, looking down at Monty before scratching the back of his head. "I'm thinking we head back to that farming village that made the commission, sure we'll have to backtrack a little, but between the fact that there are potential bandits in the area and the state those noble ladies are in; we're better off getting a farmer to give us a ride in their cart." He explained as he decided to make his way down to the tree, soon settling down across from Monty around the fire.
Monty nodded intently, grabbing a plate and setting two cooked bug legs on it before passing it over to Ferodias. "Sounds good to me. Maybe I can get a good deal on some crops and other goods before they hit the market stalls in the city." He mentioned with a bit of a smile as he went back to his work. "Besides, I'm sure the people will want to help, even if not out of the kindness of their hearts." Monty said simply, though that earned a curious head tilt from Ferodias as Monty smiled kindly before continuing. "They'll help either because we just saved them a lot of trouble by dealing with those bugs, thus earning their favor, or they'll help us in the hopes that their 'gracious' deeds will earn goodwill with their local lord and maybe get some breaks on taxes or things like that." He explained before shrugging a bit.
"I see..." Ferodias said thoughtfully, having taken the plate and gone about cracking the bug chitin. "Well, either way, it'll be easier on the ladies, and we can rest our own feet while we're at it." He considered before biting off a chunk of bug meat.
Regan was the next to wake up, fully dressed this time as he stretched and grunted before rubbing his eyes. "Morning..." He murmured before taking a seat around the fire with his pack in his lap as he rummaged through it. He then took up a small vial with green liquid after a minute or so of looking. He took a moment to eye the contents before uncorking it and downing the vial, though he immediately shuddered and made a face. "Blech... Last time I cheap out with an herbalist." He muttered miserably.
"What was that?" Ferodias asked between bites while gesturing at the bottle with his tail.
"Some kind of energy drink, the ingredients that they told me were in it sounded right according to my research, but it may be a knock-off, the taste wasn't nearly as good as I heard it was supposed to be." He explained as he smacked his lips, chasing down the energy drink with water from his skin before corking it and putting it away.
"Did you not sleep well or something? Bug nightmares?" Ferodias asked, licking at his teeth as he attempted to free a chunk of meat that was stuck between them. Though he looked genuinely concerned for his friend as he watched Regan.
Regan scoffed at the notion of nightmares, glancing over at Ferodias before flashing a smile. "Nah, nothing like that, I just used more mana than usual. I would prefer a longer rest in order to recuperate better, but we would be better off resting in a town rather than attempting to get a couple of extra hours of shut-eye in the woods." He explained, yawning as he took up a plate of bug legs. "Though I will say, the only good thing about bugs is that they sure do taste good." He mused, digging in with no complaint as he cracked the chitin.
Before long, everyone else started to wake; Brasyl not saying much as he immediately started digging into breakfast. Danica was next, ruffling Monty's hair as she passed him to go into Ferodias and Brasyl's tents, checking in with the ladies. Danica was quick to leave the tent Historietta was staying in. However, she lingered in the tent with the other two ladies. Ferodias could hear quiet sniffling and sobbing coming from the two women, his ears twitching while Danica did her very best to comfort them. His heart did go out to those ladies. They likely haven't really experienced the world, and this was their first bitter taste of it. He hoped that it wouldn't drive them from society altogether, but it wasn't anything he could really control. Well... He could do his best to show them that the world altogether isn't cruel like their kidnappers, but it will be up to them to take the message to heart.
Historietta emerged from the tent she was staying in, looking fairly rested and leagues better than she had last night. Her throat and face still looked discolored from the lingering bruising that had been left over last night. Otherwise, she appeared to be in fair spirits. Ferodias couldn't help but steal a few glances at her. She was wearing his clothes after all, and she certainly wore them better than he ever would. She managed to catch him staring and smiled in response as she walked over to the fire and settled down beside him before looking at Monty as he passed her a plate. "Thank you, sir, I'm grateful for the meal." She said politely, her voice sounding even nicer than the night before if that was possible. She ate well too, casually breaking the chitin and eating without reservation, even the other ladies attempted to be modest and polite with how they ate last night, but it seemed Historietta didn't seem to mind her manners. She caught Ferodias watching her again, flashing a mischievous smile as she wiped her lips with the sleeve of her shirt. "Don't you know it's rude to stare at a lady while she's eating?" She teased almost coyly.
Ferodias could feel his cheeks heat up under his fur, pointedly averting his gaze as the other guy snickered at his expense. "S-sorry, I don't exactly have a lot of experience with noble ladies..." He lied, glancing over at her as his ears waggled. "But I was under the impression that most ladies were rather picky and haughty for the most part, I just... Well... I..." He started stammering a bit, not sure what else to say without accidentally offending her as he anxiously scratched his cheek.
Historietta snickered softly as she sipped at a cup of water before looking over at Ferodias more pointedly. "I've gone through this before, and I have a little experience with survival camping and roughing it. Honestly, I'm doing a lot better right now than I originally planned thanks to you and your merry band." She mentioned, sounding genuinely grateful at that point as she looked at the other guys before looking back to Ferodias. "Try everything once. It is a motto I live by." She said as she worked on cracking the other bug leg on her plate. "It helped me to keep an open mind about many things and allowed me to experience things I would have otherwise missed out on." She explained as she took a bite of bug meat, taking a moment to chew and swallow before continuing. "Of course, moderation is to be exercised with a motto like mine, but it's gone okay so far." She said with a smile.
Ferodias was unsure how to move forward, not used to being on the backfoot around other nobles, let alone noble girls around his age. Yet she displayed a rather unique sense of maturity that threw him off. It was refreshing, and he found himself wanting to get to know her more while he still could at least. He was gonna speak up again when Danica emerged with the other noble ladies; those two looked pretty bad. If he was being honest, they looked exhausted and emotionally drained, among other things. They didn't say much besides their thanks after receiving some food and water. After a while longer, Ferodias spoke up again as he looked among his party and the ladies. "Alright, everyone, we're gonna be backtracking today and heading towards one of the farming villages in the area. From there, we're gonna see about hiring or buying a cart and taking the road back to the city. This way, we can save on energy and avoid more danger than we need to." He explained as he looked among his party. He got nods of approval all around, though it looked like Historietta had something on her mind.
"You're doing this because of us, aren't you?" She asked, sounding almost regretful, if not a little disappointed as she looked at the other ladies. The other ladies averted their gazes but didn't say anything in response as they had no footing to argue with a Count's daughter. Before Ferodias could respond, she looked back at him, gazing intently into his eyes. "I shall reimburse you once we get to the city. It's the least I can do." She said, no room for argument in her voice.
Though Ferodias attempted to argue anyway as he looked over to her. "What? No, there's no need for that. You're in our care. It's only right to make sure you're looked after and supported, especially when you are so far from home." He retorted, his ear flicking as he watched her. "This isn't a job or a request. This is just people helping people." He said more gently as he finished up his breakfast.
Historietta quirked a brow, staring Ferodias down before flashing a smirk as she finished up the last of her food and stood, looking him over when she met his gaze and spoke up. "Noblesse Oblige, it is the duty of those who are well off and in positions of power to behave morally upright and act for the benefit of those in their care, to watch out for those who we are responsible for. You have done me a great service, and you did so freely and at an inconvenience to yourself and those who follow you. It would be a disgrace if I did not compensate you for your services." She stated with a grin before starting to step away. "Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some flowers to pick." She said simply as she moved away from the group.
The others ate in silence for a little while longer before getting to their feet to start packing up camp now that breakfast was done. However, Ferodias was lost in thought, occasionally glancing in the direction he had last seen Historietta before going back to his packing. He was in awe of her. She had brains, ferocity, compassion, worldliness, and a strong sense of duty. He never heard of the concept of Noblesse Oblige, but it was something he knew he was going to live by if he ever ascended to the throne... No... When he ascended to the throne. By the time she had returned, the camp was packed, and they were ready to go. The walk, in itself, was uneventful. Feeling more along the lines of a simple hike through the woods if it wasn't for the quiet whimpering of sore noble feet. Ferodias felt that the ladies were at least lucky in the sense that they had been kidnapped while they were wearing flats, he couldn't even imagine having to run or even hike in heels like they would have likely worn at the banquet they were coming from. Though he was more impressed by Historietta once again, the noble lady having kept pace with him as he walked at the head of the group.
As a group, they had to stop multiple times for the other two ladies, the whole walk taking much longer than Ferodias would have liked, though they eventually ended up at the village as the sun began its descent into the horizon, smoke stacks rising into the sky as families no doubt got ready for dinner. As they neared the village gate, a militia guard came out to meet the party, the man flashing a smile as he recognized Ferodias and his group. "Ah, good evening adventurers. I take it you're back from the hunt?" He asked pleasantly, though he only just then noticed the ladies, looking curious but waiting for Ferodias to speak.
Ferodias offered a kind smile as his tail curled behind him. "Good evening. Yes, we finished the hunt. Thirty-seven bark bugs have fallen by our hands." He enthused before clearing his throat. "In all actuality, we are here on more serious matters, we found three noble ladies who had been kidnapped and are now escorting them. We are looking to hire anyone with a cart or a wagon willing to go to the city." He said, his ear flicking as he considered something else. "In fact, we are willing to escort a group of wagons with produce and goods for free if you'll allow the ladies to ride along as passengers." He offered, though before the guard could respond, Ferodias reached into his coin pouch in his pack and procured eight silver pieces, and placed them in the guard's hand. "Bring this to your village head. Tell him that we are also looking for room and board for the night if anyone is willing to take us in."
The guard stammered a bit at the overload of information, taking a moment to consider everything Ferodias said as he glanced over at his fellow guard who had been standing at the village gate. He then looked back to Ferodias and his party before lowering his head with a nod. "Very well, ser adventurer, come in and wait, I'll go fetch the village head." He said, taking one curious look at the ladies before allowing them through the gate and hurrying off to find the village head.
"Well, it looks like we'll get to rest with a roof over our heads, at least." Regan said with a bit of a smile, rolling his shoulders before leaning on his staff, looking admittedly worn out.
"Maybe we'll get some fresh vegetables and soft bread too." Monty mentioned as he flashed a grin. "These village mother types always cook the best foods for the soul." He mused cheerfully.
"Oh gods, soft bread." Danica parroted almost dreamily. "Probably freshly baked too." She considered with a smile.
"Alright, alright, enough talking about food. You're making me hungry." Ferodias mused as he looked among the party. Two of the ladies had taken to sitting against some random crates along someone's fence line, looking especially exhausted. But Historietta seemed to be fine overall. If not as tired as Ferodias' group, she caught him watching her again and only offered a smile but didn't say anything while they waited.
Before long, the guard returned with an older rabbitkin man. He appeared to be in his late fifties but stood strong and tall as he smiled at the group. "Welcome back, adventurers. I'm glad to see your safe return and hear of your success. It seems we have business to talk about, but for now, let's get you all inside and fed, I'll have someone draw water for baths, no doubt you all are rather weary and could use some creature comforts." He said as he looked at everyone.
Ferodias smiled before lowering his head out of polite respect and looked up at the village head. "Thank you for your hospitality." He said politely, his left ear flicking contently.
The rabbitkin flashed a charming grin. "Thank you for your work. It's thanks to you that we won't have to worry about our fall crops later this year." He expressed before turning to lead the group.
Historietta came up beside Ferodias and smiled as she nudged him with her elbow. "You handled all that pretty well, good work, mister adventurer." She mused almost playfully before looking after the rabbitkin man and speaking more softly into Ferodias' ears, causing them to waggle at the sensation of her breath. "He's a good man. You can trust his sincerity." She whispered before stepping away and rejoining the other ladies.
Ferodias could feel his face warm up, his heart thumping at the sudden interaction he had with Historietta. He wasn't sure how she knew what she knew or how she even knew that he had some doubts about the village head, but he'll admit it was something that he was vaguely worried about. But if someone of her character said he could trust the village head, then he would let his worries rest. It's strange though, how is it that he could so readily trust the opinion of a girl he barely met a day ago? Maybe Regan was right. Maybe he really is hopelessly in love with that girl already.
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2023.06.10 11:00 KCRoyalsBot Game Day Thread - Saturday, June 10

Royals @ Orioles - 03:05 PM CDT

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Royals Brady Singer (4-4, 6.45 ERA, 60.0 IP) No report posted.
Orioles Cole Irvin (0-2, 10.38 ERA, 13.0 IP) No report posted.
ALC Rank Team W L GB (E#) WC Rank WC GB (E#)
1 Minnesota Twins 32 32 - (-) - - (-)
2 Cleveland Guardians 30 33 1.5 (98) 8 5.5 (94)
3 Chicago White Sox 29 36 3.5 (95) 9 7.5 (91)
4 Detroit Tigers 26 35 4.5 (96) 10 8.5 (92)
5 Kansas City Royals 18 45 13.5 (86) 11 17.5 (82)

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2023.06.10 11:00 TigersBot Game Day Thread - Saturday, June 10

D-backs @ Tigers - 01:10 PM EDT

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Tigers Matthew Boyd (3-4, 5.23 ERA, 53.1 IP) No report posted.
ALC Rank Team W L GB (E#) WC Rank WC GB (E#)
1 Minnesota Twins 32 32 - (-) - - (-)
2 Cleveland Guardians 30 33 1.5 (98) 8 5.5 (94)
3 Chicago White Sox 29 36 3.5 (95) 9 7.5 (91)
4 Detroit Tigers 26 35 4.5 (96) 10 8.5 (92)
5 Kansas City Royals 18 45 13.5 (86) 11 17.5 (82)

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2023.06.10 11:00 OsGameThreads Eutaw Street: Game Day General Discussion Thread - Saturday, June 10

Royals @ Orioles - 04:05 PM EDT

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Royals Brady Singer (4-4, 6.45 ERA, 60.0 IP) No report posted.
Orioles Cole Irvin (0-2, 10.38 ERA, 13.0 IP) No report posted.
ALE Rank Team W L GB (E#) WC Rank WC GB (E#)
1 Tampa Bay Rays 47 19 - (-) - - (-)
2 Baltimore Orioles 39 24 6.5 (92) 1 +3.5 (-)
3 New York Yankees 37 28 9.5 (88) 2 +0.5 (-)
4 Toronto Blue Jays 36 29 10.5 (87) 4 0.5 (98)
5 Boston Red Sox 32 32 14.0 (84) 6 4.0 (95)

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2023.06.10 09:56 AlxIp Why are stupid stupid stupid stupid? Are they stupid?

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2023.06.10 09:36 Otherwise-Major5583 Do yourself a favor, beauty is never defined!

Do yourself a favor, beauty is never defined!
Beauty, it is an eternal and ever-changing concept. It transcends the constraints of time and space, not limited to a single definition. The essence of beauty contains infinite charm and depth; it is a resonance of the soul, a unique sense of existence.
Beauty is sometimes found in the smile of a baby, bringing endless joy and innocence. It is that enchanting smile, hiding the traces of time, yet revealing the brightness of the heart. Beauty is like a ray of sunshine, piercing through the clouds, gently caressing the earth, bringing warmth and light to the world.
Beauty is seen in the modestly dressed lady, her posture dignified and graceful, exuding poise and confidence. She radiates both inner and outer beauty, with her gaze reflecting wisdom and kindness. Beauty is not merely superficial; it is a reflection of the soul, stemming from authenticity and goodwill.
Beauty is seen in the courageous warrior, embracing steadfast beliefs and shouldering responsibilities. Courage and resilience emanate from him, as his actions embody justice and honor. Beauty is a display of character, a steadfast commitment to truth and dignity.
Beauty is found in the artist's work, weaving endless imagination and emotions through color and form. It is a release of creativity, a pursuit and expression of beauty. Beauty transcends the boundaries of language, touching hearts and evoking infinite insights and contemplation.
Beauty is witnessed in the city's scenery, blending intricate architecture with the wonders of nature, presenting unique qualities and charm. It is a cultural gem, an amalgamation of history and modernity, a masterpiece created collectively by people.
Beauty resonates in the captivating melody of a song, with notes leaping and melodies flowing, awakening emotions and memories within people's hearts. It possesses the enchanting power of sound, penetrating the soul, evoking resonance and sharing. Beauty is the language of art, the expression of the human spirit.
Beauty is omnipresent, yet elusive. It flickers in every moment, blossoming in every life. Beauty is an attitude, a perspective of aesthetics, a way for us to appreciate and be grateful for the world. Therefore, let us cherish beauty, whether it belongs to ourselves or others. Perceive it with our hearts, transmit it with love, let beauty flourish in our lives, and become the eternal beauty deep within our hearts.
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2023.06.10 08:55 ameriahking kansas and Missouri people

any smoke shops that sell rigs and don’t i’d
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2023.06.10 08:55 Haunting-Biscotti-24 Free ticket - Kansas City Louis show

Hey everyone! I am going to the KC show on june 10th and I just upgraded from P2 to O3 so if anyone wants a free ticket i will literally sent it to you no charge. I also have it on stubhub for 2 bucks. First come first serve if anyone is interested! It is only ONE ticket and it’s is section P2 Row G :))) I paid about 90 dollars for it on the starlight theatre website back in November but I would just like to take it off my hands!
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2023.06.10 08:36 Efficient_Share_2654 Cradle Catholic who has never really liked other Catholics?

Hi all, I'm sure there's tons of posts like this but tbh I have been a devout Catholic my whole life and I've never met someone who feels the same way I do. I love God and my religion but I have never found a church or a community I belong, and not for lack of trying. Feeling unbelonging deters me from the faith more than anything else, and at this point in my life, I have genuinely begun to lose my interest in being Catholic due to feeling zero connection with virtually every Catholic I meet. Honestly feeling unsure about even writing this...reaching out to a massive database of Catholics after admitting I dont like them? Not a great start, to be sure...but here goes:
Some context, I am 24, born and raised Catholic. My dad is a protestant convert and my mom rejoined the faith after her parents left (she was initiated in the faith but didn't really practice until adulthood), and so I come from an immediate family that is devout but no extended family. I have two older siblings, including myself, who were all raised religious and practiced up until adulthood. Me, especially so. I became so devout because of my parents' love of theology, and they led RCIA at our parish, so our home was a treasure trove of resources. By the time I was in high school, I knew the Catholic faith like the back of my hand. I was really into theology and philosophy, in my teens I understood the faith far better than most lay Catholic might ever learn in their lives, and not just verbatim rules, but the spirit of why we believe the things we believe. I went to Catholic school and my teachers always said they were blown away by my deep interest and understanding of the faith. As a teen, I found a group of church friends and became heartbroken as through the years, they all left, but I stayed friends with most of them and I discovered I actually had a really good skill for talking about Catholicism to people who do not like it. To this day, most secular people will say "Wow, I've never liked Christianity, but you've somehow explained it in a way that not only makes sense, but makes me want to hear more" and I can get lost for hours talking about it (if you want to know my secret, I avoid legalistic jargon and focus on my own experiences, and try and be open minded and have compassion about differen topics). So. If I'm such a great Apologist and the golden child of cradle Catholicism, with a Catholic family and plenty of religious childhood friends [sarcasm], how is it that I'm here, writing this post?
In some ways I know, in others I'm completely unsure. This is not my first time publicly expressing my thoughts to other Catholics, and I've heard it all. I've been urged to attend churches with more youth, join bible studies, join a student outreach like Focus or SPO, pray for it and bring my thoughts to God. Trust me when I say, I've done it all. I thought first, since I am from Kansas, that it was maybe the culture, but yeah, after living in Houston, Detroit, and Mexico and joining every single darn bible study in North America, I can safely say its not for me. I have joined two student outreaches, I went to three Catholic summer camps, I put in over 300 hours among different Catholic volunteer groups, I went to daily mass and Sunday mass offered in every church within a 15 mile radius of me in every city I lived in, I did spiritual discernment for several years, I went to a dangerous amount of Purity-based youth groups that left me with nothing but shame for myself (my only regret). I joined a convent (I will disclaim I did find the sisters to be extremely likable, but I wasn't particularly drawn to the communal lifestyle, so I went to college and started dating instead, and I liked that a lot more), I have done every thing that anyone has every suggested, backed with relentless, desperate praying that eventually I would find my people, and after 24 years of driving myself insane with it, I can finally confess: Other Catholics turn me off completely. After living the majority of my life in Midwest America, it does seem to me that a lot of Catholics are overly political and I have met far too many that lack empathy towards other people's ways of living, are disdainful of non-Catholics in a way that doesn't seem to make sense considering the fact that God did make 8 billion other people with lives, thought processes, and experiences so different to ours we can hardly fathom it, and He loves them all the same. But honestly, if that were all it was, I would have eventually come to the conclusion (and I did) that this is not a flaw unique to Catholics. This is a flaw of humankind, and because I grew up surrounded by Catholics, my experience gave me a correlation. So, it is not that Catholics are infuriating, its that human beings are infuriating. The vast majority of us have some sort of vice, and its our job to work through that and value the good that we all have as well.
When I realized this, I slowly came to the conclusion that while I have spent my whole life attaching to the Catholic Faith, that it's not just others pushing me away. Its myself, too. I love academia, and I love theology and philosophy but in terms of spiritualism, I am watering a dying plant. I'm exhausted. I'm tired of saying I get nothing out of 'Sitting with God' and being told it gets easier with time. 24 years of going to mass and it is still a battle to go, a fight that more often nowadays I am losing. 24 years of telling myself prayer is good for me and then lamenting at how slow the clock ticks. My older siblings have had the same experiences, and both of them have left the Church, and I feel not far behind. I used to tell myself that the best way to show God I loved Him was to use my free will to do good things in His name, to cultivate myself into a person of love and virtue, to love others adamantly. I have never doubted that God is Love and that He listens to me, but I lack purpose and desire to love Him back, the very statement doesn't even make sense to me. I feel nothing, as though He doesn't exist at all. I have heard of things like the dark night of the soul, and that other saints such as Mother Theresa experienced very little felt connection to Christ, but it doesn't provide much solace, as the issue remains that without any Catholics in my life (besides my parents who live 700 miles away), there is nothing keeping me accountable to go to Church or cultivate some sort of spiritual relationship with Christ other than fear of Hell, and after living a significant portion of my youth under fear of Hell, I refuse to let that be my sole motivator.
Right now, as I'm typing this, I can say that the closest of all my friends are all non-religious. My siblings are fallen away, my secular boyfriend of one year is wholeheartedly the most amazing person I have ever met and, to be frank, I have never felt more accepted and loved in my life than I do now. The more I tried to ingratiate with Catholic communities, the more I became depressed and anxious, and now that I have let go quite a bit, it feels like I am becoming myself again, that I have more interest in life, that I have more hope in my future. I feel like I never wanted to lose my faith, but at this point in my life I there is nothing drawing me back to the pew, where I have sat alone these last 4 years. Weirdly, I don't feel like I am lost from God. I know that He is always there, there is nothing that can keep Him from me, or keep Him from loving me. I trust Him, that all things will go accordingly to plan, and it makes me feel safe. My continuing belief in Apostolicity and His presence in the Eucharist reminds me that Protestantism isn't for me, and I don't have any plans to shift over. And yet, here I am, wondering where my place is in this 1 billion person religion that has yet to feel like home, where the very name -- Catholic, meaning universal -- ensures that I do indeed belong.
(If you've made it this far, thanks for giving me the time to explore some of these rambling thoughts. I'm not sure what I'm looking for, but I appreciate the space to speak about it, if nothing else.)
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2023.06.10 08:17 AutoNewspaperAdmin [Health] - Video shows a man held down by police in a Kansas City Walmart NBC

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2023.06.10 07:59 AutoNewsAdmin [Health] - Video shows a man held down by police in a Kansas City Walmart

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2023.06.10 07:51 Meclo13 A win is a win

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2023.06.10 07:46 Magical57 Saturday, June 10, Kansas City Monarchs (16-9) @ Winnipeg Goldeyes (11-14) 6:00 PM Shaw Park

Métis Night with Post-Game Fireworks
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Arnold Johnson the owner of the Athletics that brought the team to KC in 1955 had been business associates with the Yankees owners Webb, Macphail and Topping. Johnson even bought Yankee Stadium in 1953. After the team arrived in KC and under the ownership of Johnson the A’s and Yankees made 19 trades involving 59 players.More often than not the Yankees received valuable young players and KC received aging veterans and cash. This ended when Arnold Johnson passed away on March 10, 1960. Charles Finley bought the team and moved it to Oakland in 1968. The 1961 Yankees that won the World Series had 10 ex KCA’ s on their team.
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2023.06.10 07:37 Significant_Style38 32 Team realignment concept, with Nashville and Carolina as expansion teams

NL West
San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants Los Angeles Dodgers Arizona Diamondbacks
NL East Washington Nationals New York Mets Philadelphia Phillies Pittsburgh Pirates
NL North Chicago Cubs St. Louis Cardinals Milwaukee Brewers Cincinnati Reds
NL South Miami Marlins Atlanta Braves Nashville Avocets (expansion concept) Carolina Buzzards (expansion concept)
AL West Oakland/Las Vegas A’s Los Angeles Angels Seattle Mariners Colorado Rockies
AL East New York Yankees Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles Toronto Blue Jays
AL North Chicago White Sox Cleveland Guardians Minnesota Twins Detroit Tigers
AL South Tampa Bay Rays Houston Astros Texas Rangers Kansas City Royals
Realignment explanation:
Geographically speaking this makes sense, but to make it work the Pirates and Royals would have to switch divisions, and the Rockies would have to switch leagues. The NL South must be filled up with Carolina due to a large population between both states (15M) and then either New Orleans or Nashville. I tried keeping traditional rivals intact, like the Cubs-Cardinals or Yankees-Red-Sox.
Expansion team explanation:
Carolina is a must. There’s 15,000,000 between both North and South Carolina as I said before, and referring to the team as “Charlotte” limits it to only North Carolina. For the other southern team, Tennessee or New Orleans would work, probably Tennessee due to a larger population. For the names, I chose Avocets and Buzzards because they are simply cool birds that fit in well with the names Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Orioles.
The postseason will have only the #1 seed from each league getting a bye to the ALDS/NLDS. The rest of the teams will face off in a best of 5 Wild Card round. A 7th seed will be added, and it’ll be #2 vs. #7, #3 vs. #6, and #4 vs. #5, with each higher seed having the home field advantage. The winners of the Wild Card round advance to the ALDS/NLDS to face off in a best of 7, then advance to the ALCS/NLCS in a best of 7, then the WS.
Please correct me on any mistakes I made or reasons as to why this won’t work. Thank you!
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2023.06.10 07:03 AutoModerator [MATCHDAY THREAD] Sporting Kansas City vs Austin FC 7:30pm Children's Mercy Park

Competition Major League Soccer
Opponent Sporting Kansas City (4-8-5, 17 points)
Austin FC (5-7-4, 19 points)
Venue Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS
Broadcast Start 7:30 pm Central
Match Start 7:39 pm Central
Broadcast Apple TV (Season Pass)
Local radio audio available on Apple TV
English Language Radio Alt 97.5, Lincoln Rose
Spanish Language Radio TUDN Radio Austin (104.3-HD2), Roger Valdivieso
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2023.06.10 06:49 ____groovyq Slow Building 💰

Slow Building 💰
I can’t get the big payouts so just a slow build will do for now
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2023.06.10 06:41 EchoJobs EquipmentShare is hiring Staff Software Engineer Kansas City, MO Remote Denver, CO [Chef Kafka PostgreSQL Go TypeScript Scala R Streaming AWS Python DynamoDB Java Kubernetes]

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2023.06.10 06:40 EchoJobs EquipmentShare is hiring Staff Software Engineer Kansas City, MO Remote Denver, CO [Chef Kafka PostgreSQL Go TypeScript Scala R Streaming AWS Python DynamoDB Java Kubernetes]

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