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Lovely stuff but the vocal section is too long for a trance track, and IMO you should use it all. The tempo and time-signature would make it very challenging too (not to mention sourcing the clean vocals).

I will include it in the discussion if most want to, but I doubt that.
 

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I can't think of a scenario where we are still friends in the years to come.
Was so right. Came much sooner than I thought though. We're both to blame, and the friendship quickly deteriorated because every little negative thing felt worse. Would've appreciated some "good luck with your life" closure, but I ain't even sad/mad. The friendship in the past year or so felt like it was only out of habit and would've died slowly but surely. Just puts me in a weird spot.
 

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Was so right. Came much sooner than I thought though. We're both to blame, and the friendship quickly deteriorated because every little negative thing felt worse. Would've appreciated some "good luck with your life" closure, but I ain't even sad/mad. The friendship in the past year or so felt like it was only out of habit and would've died slowly but surely. Just puts me in a weird spot.
Who was this again?
 

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Who was this again?
You can click the "Gagi said:" above the quote and see the full post. To save you some time, my male friend who started dating my female friend, and I'm talking about the female one.
 
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You can click the "Gagi said:" above the quote and see the full post. To save you some time, my male friend who started dating my female friend, and I'm talking about the female one.
Gotcha, now I remember that.
Unfortunately, when people get into relationships it's all too easy to ditch previous friendships. The guy might have wanted her to stay away from you (idk, guys generally don't do that and it's usually the girlfriend keeping other women away from him). Or maybe she has a reason to stay away.
In any case, they're starting a new stage of their lives, and you're not part of the picture. If things were as negative as you say, then yeah you're better off without them.
 

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I'm still friends with the guy (whom I've known well twice as long).
 
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Lovely stuff but the vocal section is too long for a trance track, and IMO you should use it all. The tempo and time-signature would make it very challenging too (not to mention sourcing the clean vocals).

I will include it in the discussion if most want to, but I doubt that.
Says who? You can make a sample out of it by shortening it. I think the version in the soundtrack is shorter.


In other news. This business course used to cost me about $25,000 in total now it's almost double that in 10 years. Get this the units I did 10 years I won't get credits for them despite them covering the same units but just changing the wording and the problems and answers. I sure hate to think how much it's going to cost me in another 10 years from now. No doubt it will reach figures to the levels in America. Student debts over there reach up to million dollars for a degree in medicine. I didn't finish the course at the time because of personal reasons.

 

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In other news. This business course used to cost me about $25,000 in total now it's almost double that in 10 years. Get this the units I did 10 years I won't get credits for them despite them covering the same units but just changing the wording and the problems and answers. I sure hate to think how much it's going to cost me in another 10 years from now. No doubt it will reach figures to the levels in America. Student debts over there reach up to million dollars for a degree in medicine. I didn't finish the course at the time because of personal reasons.
I don't doubt that the course was very expensive back then, and now it would be much more expensive today.
I would just like to note that the US does medicine a bit differently. In the US, medicine is a post-graduate degree, which means you need to complete a university degree before you start taking medicine classes. The 1 million debt that you've heard probably includes undergraduate + medical school debt.
Medical school is significantly cheaper if you stay in your state of residence. For example, if you're a Texas student, Texas A&M University charges you $13,000/year less than it would for someone from, say, Delaware or Minnesota. Source. Don't forget that US medical doctors earn big $$, so they can pay off their student debt (close to $210-250k) if they live frugally for a few years.
1 million would only happen if you chose an extremely expensive private school for your undergrad (~$250-300k), went to another extremely expensive medical school (ex. Harvard Pathways $100k/year), and paid interest on top of all that. If you choose cheaper in-state schools for both your undergrad and undergrad, you can become a medical doctor with a debt much lower than the average.

In your case, you would attend the cheapest nearby university and live at home while completing your degree. It's not optimal for the "experience," but it makes sense if you going elsewhere would put you in significant debt.
 

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Spent the weekend down south in Bristol for my mates 40th. Had an absolute blast. Pub crawl around Bath on Saturday was the highlight. Some amazing boozers there.

Spent today chilling out an working on a bit of a cheeky oldskool 90's trance track (watch this space) :cool:
 
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Had an internship/job interview a few days ago. It was the HR interview, the first ever in my entire life. Could've sold myself a bit better, but I think it went ok.

Waited so long to start, not sure if I was more "afraid" of taking the first step or had valid reasons to wait. But anyways, hope I pass. That first paycheck can't come soon enough. I already spent the first 2 years of my future salary in my head.
 

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This is just absolutely fucking wild

First Ever Image of a Multi-Planet System around a Sun-like Star Captured by ESO Telescope​

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Had an internship/job interview a few days ago. It was the HR interview, the first ever in my entire life. Could've sold myself a bit better, but I think it went ok.

Waited so long to start, not sure if I was more "afraid" of taking the first step or had valid reasons to wait. But anyways, hope I pass. That first paycheck can't come soon enough. I already spent the first 2 years of my future salary in my head.
The first one is always scary. You probably did just fine, and I'm sure you will do great on your 2nd interview!
 
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I am still fighting my case with my previous employer. I am not happy that I was fed a fantasy while being psychologically brainwashed by other people's opinions and judgements during the last 10 years. I feel like my life was being determined and sadly, those fuckers got away with it. I know people say let it go and I have spoken to the Governor General's office and the Prime Minister's office and no one wants to help me. All they say go to a personal injury lawyer, no not only has the work environment affected me but the people around me as well including my family. I am at a loss and sadly my former employees will live in the fantasy world for the rest of their life and while my family and I have to suffer. I saw how my previous employer was trying to turn fantasy into reality in the Corporate world and people on the phone were escapist and some of them had no choice and some of them were perceived as lazy but it looked more like burn out and depressive exhaustion . Sadly, i have to suffer from other health issues after being gaslighted and harassed and bullied in front of the public and I have had weight gain and difficulty losing weight despite eating healthy (I have not had any sugar for the last 10 years).

These are the responses I received from the minister's offices. Contacting those offices will only give them a slap on the wrist and no one wants to help me. I don't want to live in this victim mindset but it's destroyed my mental health as well my brother's as well.

Thank you for your emails of 12 April 2021 to the Attorney-General and Minister for
Industrial Relations, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, regarding your experiences working
at the former Department. The
Attorney-General has requested that the Attorney-General’s Department respond to you
on her behalf. I apologise for the delay in responding.
I am sorry to hear of the experiences you outline and I appreciate the time you have taken
to write to the Australian Government on this matter.
Work health and safety (WHS) in Australia is largely harmonised through model WHS
laws. The majority of jurisdictions have implemented the model WHS laws, including the
Commonwealth. Western Australia and Victoria have similar laws in place. Each
jurisdiction, including the Commonwealth, is responsible for the implementation,
enforcement and regulation of these laws.
The definition of ‘health’ under the model WHS laws includes an express reference to
physical and psychological health. Sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace are
recognised hazards and risks to health and safety. Under the model WHS laws, a person
conducting a business or undertaking, such as an employer, has a duty to ensure that all
persons in the workplace, including workers, are not exposed to health and safety risks.
This duty requires risks to health and safety to be eliminated or minimised so far as is
reasonably practicable, including the risk of bullying and sexual harassment. Under the
model laws, workers and other persons at a workplace also have a duty to ensure their acts
and omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons while at work.
This includes not subjecting others to sexual harassment or bullying.
Bullying complaints can be directed to the relevant jurisdictional work health and safety
regulator, who can also deal with concerns about workplace sexual harassment and other
psychosocial risks. In relation to conduct inside a Commonwealth government department,
the work health and safety regulator is Comcare, who can be contacted on 1300 366 979.

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Preventing and addressing workplace sexual harassment is a priority for the Australian
Government. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s Respect@Work Report made
55 recommendations for policy and legislative reforms to better prevent and respond to sexual
harassment. The Government’s response to the report, which was released on 8 April 2021, has
committed to a range of measures at the Commonwealth level to address and prevent sexual
harassment in Australian workplaces.
You may be interested to know that WHS Ministers met on 20 May 2021 to finalise their
response to the Review of Model WHS Laws. As part of their response, Ministers agreed to
amend the WHS Regulations to deal with how to identify the psychosocial risks associated
with psychological injury.
I note your request for a Royal Commission. Royal Commissions are a form of non-judicial
and non-administrative governmental investigation, and are only established in exceptional
circumstances. Royal Commissions are established by the Governor-General, in accordance
with the Royal Commissions Act 1902 (Cth) and on the advice of the Government, to inquire
into matters of public importance. The Government of the day determines the need to request
a Royal Commission.

Thank you for your correspondence of 24 July 2021 to the Attorney-General and Minister for
Industrial Relations, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, relating to Services Australia. The
Attorney-General has provided your correspondence to the Attorney-General’s Department
for consideration.
The matters you raise do not fall within the Attorney-General’s portfolio responsibilities so
your correspondence has been referred to Services Australia for their information and
response as appropriate.
The following link may be used should you wish to follow up this matter directly with your previous employer contact details can be found on their website and you may have to provide them with your CRN.
We apologise for the delay in responding to your correspondence.



Thank you for your correspondence to the Governor-General regarding your experience with Medicare. His Excellency has asked that you are responded to on his behalf.



We understand this situation is of great concern to you. We regret to advise, however, that the Governor-General cannot become involved in matters you have raised.



I note that you have raised this matter with the Commonwealth Ombudsman which is the appropriate course of action. You may also like to bring your concerns to the attention of your elected representatives.



Thank you for writing to the Governor-General.

What's the point of having a Governor General, it's nothing more than a title so they can kiss the queen's old hairy ass.
The annoying thing is that I have been handballed from Fairwork Ombudsman to Comcare back to Fairwork and back to comcare and then my local Member of Parliament is saying go to a Attorney General and Attorney General is saying contact the Governor General and they are saying go back to comcare and your local member of parliament. 🤦
 
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Another pair of earphones died on me just now. These one lasted an entire year, that must be a record...
 
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I am still fighting my case with my previous employer. I am not happy that I was fed a fantasy while being psychologically brainwashed by other people's opinions and judgements during the last 10 years. I feel like my life was being determined and sadly, those fuckers got away with it. I know people say let it go and I have spoken to the Governor General's office and the Prime Minister's office and no one wants to help me. All they say go to a personal injury lawyer, no not only has the work environment affected me but the people around me as well including my family. I am at a loss and sadly my former employees will live in the fantasy world for the rest of their life and while my family and I have to suffer. I saw how my previous employer was trying to turn fantasy into reality in the Corporate world and people on the phone were escapist and some of them had no choice and some of them were perceived as lazy but it looked more like burn out and depressive exhaustion . Sadly, i have to suffer from other health issues after being gaslighted and harassed and bullied in front of the public and I have had weight gain and difficulty losing weight despite eating healthy (I have not had any sugar for the last 10 years).

These are the responses I received from the minister's offices. Contacting those offices will only give them a slap on the wrist and no one wants to help me. I don't want to live in this victim mindset but it's destroyed my mental health as well my brother's as well.

Thank you for your emails of 12 April 2021 to the Attorney-General and Minister for
Industrial Relations, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, regarding your experiences working
at the former Department. The
Attorney-General has requested that the Attorney-General’s Department respond to you
on her behalf. I apologise for the delay in responding.
I am sorry to hear of the experiences you outline and I appreciate the time you have taken
to write to the Australian Government on this matter.
Work health and safety (WHS) in Australia is largely harmonised through model WHS
laws. The majority of jurisdictions have implemented the model WHS laws, including the
Commonwealth. Western Australia and Victoria have similar laws in place. Each
jurisdiction, including the Commonwealth, is responsible for the implementation,
enforcement and regulation of these laws.
The definition of ‘health’ under the model WHS laws includes an express reference to
physical and psychological health. Sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace are
recognised hazards and risks to health and safety. Under the model WHS laws, a person
conducting a business or undertaking, such as an employer, has a duty to ensure that all
persons in the workplace, including workers, are not exposed to health and safety risks.
This duty requires risks to health and safety to be eliminated or minimised so far as is
reasonably practicable, including the risk of bullying and sexual harassment. Under the
model laws, workers and other persons at a workplace also have a duty to ensure their acts
and omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons while at work.
This includes not subjecting others to sexual harassment or bullying.
Bullying complaints can be directed to the relevant jurisdictional work health and safety
regulator, who can also deal with concerns about workplace sexual harassment and other
psychosocial risks. In relation to conduct inside a Commonwealth government department,
the work health and safety regulator is Comcare, who can be contacted on 1300 366 979.

2 of 2
Preventing and addressing workplace sexual harassment is a priority for the Australian
Government. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s Respect@Work Report made
55 recommendations for policy and legislative reforms to better prevent and respond to sexual
harassment. The Government’s response to the report, which was released on 8 April 2021, has
committed to a range of measures at the Commonwealth level to address and prevent sexual
harassment in Australian workplaces.
You may be interested to know that WHS Ministers met on 20 May 2021 to finalise their
response to the Review of Model WHS Laws. As part of their response, Ministers agreed to
amend the WHS Regulations to deal with how to identify the psychosocial risks associated
with psychological injury.
I note your request for a Royal Commission. Royal Commissions are a form of non-judicial
and non-administrative governmental investigation, and are only established in exceptional
circumstances. Royal Commissions are established by the Governor-General, in accordance
with the Royal Commissions Act 1902 (Cth) and on the advice of the Government, to inquire
into matters of public importance. The Government of the day determines the need to request
a Royal Commission.

Thank you for your correspondence of 24 July 2021 to the Attorney-General and Minister for
Industrial Relations, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, relating to Services Australia. The
Attorney-General has provided your correspondence to the Attorney-General’s Department
for consideration.
The matters you raise do not fall within the Attorney-General’s portfolio responsibilities so
your correspondence has been referred to Services Australia for their information and
response as appropriate.
The following link may be used should you wish to follow up this matter directly with your previous employer contact details can be found on their website and you may have to provide them with your CRN.
We apologise for the delay in responding to your correspondence.



Thank you for your correspondence to the Governor-General regarding your experience with Medicare. His Excellency has asked that you are responded to on his behalf.



We understand this situation is of great concern to you. We regret to advise, however, that the Governor-General cannot become involved in matters you have raised.



I note that you have raised this matter with the Commonwealth Ombudsman which is the appropriate course of action. You may also like to bring your concerns to the attention of your elected representatives.



Thank you for writing to the Governor-General.

What's the point of having a Governor General, it's nothing more than a title so they can kiss the queen's old hairy ass.
The annoying thing is that I have been handballed from Fairwork Ombudsman to Comcare back to Fairwork and back to comcare and then my local Member of Parliament is saying go to a Attorney General and Attorney General is saying contact the Governor General and they are saying go back to comcare and your local member of parliament. 🤦
As the dutch saying goes: "van het kastje naar de muur gezonden worden"

one thing i've learned from half a year internship @ my local county is to not put too much faith into governmental bodies.
 
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I don't doubt that the course was very expensive back then, and now it would be much more expensive today.
I would just like to note that the US does medicine a bit differently. In the US, medicine is a post-graduate degree, which means you need to complete a university degree before you start taking medicine classes. The 1 million debt that you've heard probably includes undergraduate + medical school debt.
Medical school is significantly cheaper if you stay in your state of residence. For example, if you're a Texas student, Texas A&M University charges you $13,000/year less than it would for someone from, say, Delaware or Minnesota. Source. Don't forget that US medical doctors earn big $$, so they can pay off their student debt (close to $210-250k) if they live frugally for a few years.
1 million would only happen if you chose an extremely expensive private school for your undergrad (~$250-300k), went to another extremely expensive medical school (ex. Harvard Pathways $100k/year), and paid interest on top of all that. If you choose cheaper in-state schools for both your undergrad and undergrad, you can become a medical doctor with a debt much lower than the average.

In your case, you would attend the cheapest nearby university and live at home while completing your degree. It's not optimal for the "experience," but it makes sense if you going elsewhere would put you in significant debt.
But still, I wonder why does it cost much? If these courses are going to become obsolete in 10 years time then I don't see the point of them.

The more I think of it modern day work is nothing more than a form of slavery. The top get all of the riches and prestigous things while we have to follow order from people above us or next to us by being a slave by providing a service and everything being leeched out of you until there is nothing left.
As the dutch saying goes: "van het kastje naar de muur gezonden worden"

one thing i've learned from half a year internship @ my local county is to not put too much faith into governmental bodies.
Government and corporation are the same and the public leeches from the private and you are essentially treated as a number. It seems that most of these agencies are a waste of time.

No one wants to help because they are scared to speak up. What happened to basic human rights and question when things unethically and morally wrong. I have contacted anti slavery organisations and they directed me onto organisation I have spoken to and get this they fight against modern slavery then what is the point of this organisation? Such a waste of space.

From the outside, it can look like a normal job. But people are being controlled – they can face violence or threats, be forced into inescapable debt, or have had their passport taken away and are being threatened with deportation. Many have fallen into this oppressive trap simply because they were trying to escape poverty or insecurity, improve their lives and support their families. Now, they can’t leave.

You're helpless, you're trapped. The company put you in front of them [callers] and you just have to take it like a punching bag.

"It's wrong to be dealing with stress while being immobilised. You're being screamed at and abused while sitting still.
It stresses people out. The instant one call ends, another one comes in. There's no time for a toilet break, it's like a slave workshop. It is human discourse for robots."

 
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