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【 米国株式 】 前日比 高値 安値 ↑ ／ ↓|
＊ダウ30種平均 26478.02 -95.70 -0.36% 26655.84 26424.54 8 22
＊ナスダック 7956.29 -26.18 -0.33% 8013.32 7942.08 1061 1466
＊S&P500 2938.79 -13.22 -0.45% 2959.75 2935.68 120 382
＊SOX指数 1563.17 -11.22 -0.71%
＊225先物 21480 大証比 +100 +0.47%
【 為替 】 前日比 高値 安値
＊ドル・円 107.29 +0.35 +0.33% 107.46 106.57
＊ユーロ・ドル 1.0971 -0.0008 -0.07% 1.1001 1.0962
＊ユーロ・円 117.70 +0.31 +0.26% 117.91 117.08
＊ドル指数 98.98 +0.17 +0.17% 99.01 98.74
【 債券 】 前日比 高値 安値
＊ 2年債利回り 1.46 +0.06 1.47 1.38
＊10年債利回り 1.56 +0.03 1.56 1.50
＊30年債利回り 2.05 +0.03 2.06 2.00
＊日米金利差 1.79 +0.26
【 商品／先物 】 前日比 高値 安値
＊原油先物 52.93 +0.12 +0.23% 54.06 52.59
＊金先物 1498.0 -14.9 -0.98% 1518.8 1493.3
＊銅先物 257.4 +1.1 +0.43% 259.0 255.3
＊CRB商品指数 173.10 -0.39 -0.23% 173.94 173.00
【 欧州株式 】 前日比 高値 安値 ↑ ／ ↓
＊英FT100 7197.88 +42.50 +0.59% 7206.89 7132.98 70 31
＊独DAX 12097.43 +84.62 +0.70% 12105.09 11969.32 22 8
＊仏CAC40 5521.61 +33.29 +0.61% 5524.19 5461.59 32 8
ダウ平均は反落 米中貿易協議控え神経質な展開に＝米国株概況 株式 2019/10/08(火) 05:41
ダウ平均 26478.02（-95.70 -0.36%）
S&P500 2938.79（-13.22 -0.45%）
ナスダック 7956.29（-26.18 -0.33%）
CME日経平均先物 21510（大証終比：+130 +0.60%）
ウーバー 30.37（+0.70 +2.36%）
マッチ 77.97（+3.54 +4.76%）
リングセントラル 172.72（+9.42 +5.77%）
アバイア 14.09（+0.86 +6.50%）
アルファベット（C） 1207.68（-1.32 -0.11%）
フェイスブック 179.68（-0.77 -0.43%）
ネットフリックス 274.46（+1.67 +0.61%）
テスラ 237.72（+6.29 +2.72%）
アマゾン 1732.66（-6.99 -0.40%）
エヌビディア 184.33（+2.36 +1.30%）
ツイッター 40.80（+0.44 +1.09%）
Ｊ＆Ｊ 133.16（-0.50 -0.37%）
Ｐ＆Ｇ 122.84（-1.16 -0.94%）
ダウ・インク 45.17（-0.17 -0.37%）
ボーイング 376.54（+0.84 +0.22%）
キャタピラー 120.25（-0.79 -0.65%）
ユナイテッド・テク 132.69（-0.52 -0.39%）
ビザ 174.90（-1.08 -0.61%）
ナイキ 93.17（+0.10 +0.11%）
ウォルグリーン 52.76（-0.21 -0.40%）
３Ｍ 153.52（-2.30 -1.48%）
エクソンモビル 68.02（-0.95 -1.38%）
シェブロン 113.26（-0.59 -0.52%）
コカコーラ 53.87（-0.67 -1.23%）
ディズニー 130.90（+0.63 +0.48%）
マクドナルド 211.92（+0.23 +0.11%）
ウォルマート 117.23（-0.93 -0.79%）
ホームデポ 226.74（-1.19 -0.52%）
JPモルガン 114.37（-0.25 -0.22%）
トラベラーズ 143.15（-1.81 -1.25%）
ゴールドマン 200.40（-0.40 -0.20%）
アメックス 113.65（-0.76 -0.66%）
ユナイテッドヘルス 221.24（+1.44 +0.66%）
ＩＢＭ 141.28（-1.71 -1.20%）
アップル 227.06（+0.05 +0.02%）
ベライゾン 60.25（+0.35 +0.58%）
マイクロソフト 137.12（-1.00 -0.72%）
インテル 50.62（-0.30 -0.59%）
ファイザー 35.83（-0.10 -0.28%）
メルク 84.39（-0.61 -0.72%）
シスコシステムズ 47.77（+0.25 +0.53%）
［ニューヨーク ７日 ロイター］ - 米国株式市場は小幅安で終了した。米中通商協議を巡る報道で慎重な見方が出ていることが背景。
終値 前日比 ％ 始値 高値 安値 コード
ダウ工業株３０種 26478.02 -95.70 -0.36 26502.33 26655.84 26424.54 .DJI 前営業日終値 26573.72
ナスダック総合 7956.29 -26.18 -0.33 7956.41 8013.32 7942.08 .IXIC 前営業日終値 7982.47
Ｓ＆Ｐ総合５００種 2938.79 -13.22 -0.45 2944.23 2959.75 2935.68 .SPX 前営業日終値 2952.01
ダウ輸送株２０種 10014.56 -15.28 -0.15 .DJT
ダウ公共株１５種 876.22 -4.28 -0.49 .DJU
フィラデルフィア半導体 1,563.17 -11.23 ▼0.71% [10/07] H:1,579.16 L:1,562.83 .SOX
ＶＩＸ指数 17.86 +0.82 ▲4.81% [10/07] H:18.52 L:16.44 .VIX
Ｓ＆Ｐ一般消費財 933.12 -4.10 -0.44 .SPLRCD
Ｓ＆Ｐ素材 351.82 -1.10 -0.31 .SPLRCM
Ｓ＆Ｐ工業 634.48 -3.45 -0.54 .SPLRCI
Ｓ＆Ｐ主要消費財 624.92 -4.99 -0.79 .SPLRCS
Ｓ＆Ｐ金融 453.65 -2.02 -0.44 .SPSY
Ｓ＆Ｐ不動産 243.33 -0.79 -0.32 .SPLRCR
Ｓ＆Ｐエネルギー 419.86 -3.90 -0.92 .SPNY
Ｓ＆Ｐヘルスケア 1038.97 -4.48 -0.43 .SPXHC
Ｓ＆Ｐ通信サービス 167.05 +0.07 +0.04 .SPLRCL
Ｓ＆Ｐ情報技術 1407.63 -6.77 -0.48 .SPLRCT
Ｓ＆Ｐ公益事業 327.59 -1.47 -0.45 .SPLRCU
ＮＹＳＥ出来高 8.76億株 .AD.N
シカゴ日経先物12月限 ドル建て 21510 + 130 大阪比
シカゴ日経先物12月限 円建て 21485 + 105 大阪比
S&P500業種別ランキング 10/8 07:03更新
順位 業種 引値 前日比 騰落率
1 ｺﾐｭﾆｹｰｼｮﾝ・ｻｰﾋﾞｽ 167.05 +0.07 +0.04%
2 素材 351.82 -1.10 -0.31%
3 不動産 243.33 -0.79 -0.32%
4 ヘルスケア 1,038.97 -4.48 -0.43%
5 一般消費財 933.12 -4.10 -0.44%
6 金融 453.65 -2.02 -0.44%
7 公益事業 327.59 -1.47 -0.45%
8 情報技術 1,407.63 -6.77 -0.48%
9 資本財・サービス 634.48 -3.45 -0.54%
10 生活必需品 624.92 -4.99 -0.79%
11 エネルギー 419.86 -3.90 -0.92%
NASDAQ業種別ランキング 10/8 07:03更新
順位 業種 引値 前日比 騰落率
1 NASDAQ 通信株指数 382.38 +2.18 +0.57%
2 NASDAQ 輸送株指数 4,878.93 +15.31 +0.31%
3 NASDAQ バイオ株指数 3,125.28 -4.51 -0.14%
4 NASDAQ 銀行株指数 3,548.19 -6.61 -0.19%
5 NASDAQ コンピューター指数 5,041.36 -16.35 -0.32%
6 NASDAQ その他金融株指数 8,848.10 -28.95 -0.33%
7 NASDAQ 工業株指数 6,326.92 -31.01 -0.49%
8 NASDAQ 保険株指数 10,072.35 -89.52 -0.88%
名称 値 前日比 前日比(%) 1ヶ月利回り変化幅 年間利回り変化幅 更新日時 (JST)
ﾅｽﾀﾞｯｸ 運輸株指数 4,878.93 +15.31 +0.31% -0.89% -9.80% 6:16
S&P 小型株600種 928.71 -1.75 -0.19% -0.15% -8.84% 5:15
・1,497.79 -2.91 -0.19% -0.49% -8.23% 5:30
・1,497.79 -2.91 ▼0.19% [10/07] H:1,507.33 L:1,492.61
ﾅｽﾀﾞｯｸ ﾊﾞｲｵﾃｸﾉﾛｼﾞｰ株指数 3,125.28 -4.51 -0.14% -2.71% -14.78% 6:16
NYﾀﾞｳ 工業株30種 26,478.02 -95.70 -0.36% -1.19% +0.12% 6:38
ﾅｽﾀﾞｯｸ 銀行株指数 3,548.19 -6.61 -0.19% +2.54% -12.30% 6:16
ﾌﾞﾙｰﾑﾊﾞｰｸﾞ REIT指数 324.20 -0.76 -0.23% +0.36% +18.49% 5:00
NYSE 総合指数 12,777.74 -53.80 -0.42% -1.20% -1.65% 6:59
ﾅｽﾀﾞｯｸ 100指数 7,725.13 -28.97 -0.37% -1.62% +4.41% 6:16
ﾅｽﾀﾞｯｸ 金融株指数 8,848.09 -28.95 -0.33% -3.97% +9.23% 6:16
ﾅｽﾀﾞｯｸ 保険株指数 10,072.35 -89.52 -0.88% -1.67% +18.54% 6:16
NYﾀﾞｳ 輸送株20種 10,014.56 -15.28 -0.15% -2.80% -10.64% 6:38
ﾅｽﾀﾞｯｸ 通信株指数 382.38 +2.18 +0.57% -2.11% -1.07% 6:16
S&P 500種 2,938.79 -13.22 -0.45% -1.34% +1.84% 5:20
ﾅｽﾀﾞｯｸ 総合指数 7,956.29 -26.18 -0.33% -1.81% +2.16% 6:16
NYﾀﾞｳ 公共株15種 876.22 -4.28 -0.49% +3.29% +19.42% 6:38
KBW銀行株指数 96.93 -0.29 -0.30% +2.46% -9.03% 6:16
ﾗｯｾﾙ1000種指数 1,624.05 -6.87 -0.42% -1.36% +1.77% 5:30
ﾅｽﾀﾞｯｸ 金融100指数 4,765.35 -19.87 -0.42% -2.02% +2.34% 6:16
ﾗｯｾﾙ3000種指数 1,720.85 -7.02 -0.41% -1.31% +1.05% 5:30
ﾅｽﾀﾞｯｸ ｺﾝﾋﾟｭｰﾀｰ株指数 5,041.36 -16.36 -0.32% -0.12% +8.00% 6:16
ﾅｽﾀﾞｯｸ 工業株指数 6,326.92 -31.01 -0.49% -3.66% +1.56% 6:16
名称 値 前日比 前日比(%) 1ヶ月利回り変化幅 年間利回り変化幅 更新日時 (JST)
S&Pﾄﾛﾝﾄ総合指数 16,421.75 -27.60 -0.17% -0.69% +2.98% 5:44
ボベスパ ブラジル 100,572.77 -1978.23 ▼1.93% [10/07] H:102,546.02 L:100,541.89
メルバル アルゼンチン 30,940.87 -875.63 ▼2.75% [10/07] H:32,288.46 L:30,922.43
IPC メキシコ 42,952.29 -464.61 ▼1.07% [10/07] H:43,403.94 L:42,903.38
ロンドン株7日 続伸 石油株と鉱業株に買い：日本経済新聞 2019/10/8 1:02
ドイツ株7日 続伸、ルフトハンザが大幅上昇：日本経済新聞 2019/10/8 1:21
＜為替＞ 欧州終盤 アジア市場終盤
ユーロ／ドル 1.0983 1.0971
ドル／円 107.06 106.83
ユーロ／円 117.59 117.23
＜株式指数＞ 終値 前日比 ％ 前営業日終値
ＳＴＯＸＸ欧州６００種 382.91 +2.69 +0.71 380.22
ＦＴＳＥユーロファースト３００種 1506.05 +10.63 +0.71 1495.42
ユーロＳＴＯＸＸ５０種 3471.24 +24.53 +0.71 3446.71
ＦＴＳＥ１００種 7197.88 +42.50 +0.59 7155.38
クセトラＤＡＸ 12097.43 +84.62 +0.70 12012.81
ＣＡＣ４０種 5521.61 +33.29 +0.61 5488.32
＊先物 清算値 前日比 前営業日終盤
３カ月物ユーロ 100.44 0.00 100.44
独連邦債２年物 112.33 -0.02 112.35
独連邦債５年物 135.68 -0.06 135.74
独連邦債１０年物 174.31 -0.18 174.49
独連邦債３０年物 217.18 -0.64 217.82
＊現物利回り 現在値 前日比 前営業日終盤
独連邦債２年物 -0.754 -0.002 -0.758
独連邦債５年物 -0.805 +0.011 -0.796
独連邦債１０年物 -0.572 +0.011 -0.587
独連邦債３０年物 -0.086 +0.015 -0.108
ドル円：106.57円 - 107.46円
ユーロドル：1.0962ドル - 1.1001ドル
ユーロ円：117.08円 - 117.91円
ドル円 ユーロドル ユーロ円
始値 106.97 1.0979 117.39
高値 107.46 1.1001 117.91
安値 106.57 1.0962 117.08
終値 107.26 1.0971 117.66
ポンド円 豪ドル円 カナダドル円
始値 131.56 72.34 80.27
高値 132.25 72.42 80.74
安値 131.17 71.92 79.96
終値 131.85 72.21 80.59
現在値 前日比 ％ 前日終値
＊ドル・円 107.29円 +0.35円 +0.33% 106.94円
＊ユーロ・円 117.70円 +0.31円 +0.26% 117.39円
＊ポンド・円 131.91円 +0.02円 +0.01% 131.89円
＊スイス・円 107.85円 +0.46円 +0.43% 107.38円
＊豪ドル・円 72.22円 -0.16円 -0.22% 72.39円
＊ＮＺドル・円 67.47円 -0.13円 -0.18% 67.59円
＊カナダ・円 80.64円 +0.32円 +0.40% 80.32円
＊南アランド・円 7.06円 -0.04円 -0.60% 7.11円
＊メキシコペソ・円 5.48円 +0.00円 +0.01% 5.48円
＊トルコリラ・円 18.36円 -0.40円 -2.12% 18.76円
＊韓国ウォン・円 8.96円 -0.01円 -0.08% 8.97円
＊台湾ドル・円 3.47円 +0.01円 +0.38% 3.46円
＊シンガポールドル・円 77.67円 +0.11円 +0.14% 77.56円
＊香港ドル・円 13.68円 +0.04円 +0.27% 13.64円
＊ロシアルーブル・円 1.65円 -0.00円 -0.13% 1.65円
＊ブラジルレアル・円 26.15円 -0.21円 -0.80% 26.36円
＊タイバーツ・円 3.52円 +0.01円 +0.21% 3.51円
年初来騰落率 過去1年間での高値／安値 昨年末終値
＊ドル・円 -2.19% 114.21円 104.46円 109.69円
＊ユーロ・円 -6.46% 130.50円 115.87円 125.83円
＊ポンド・円 -5.69% 149.49円 126.55円 139.87円
＊スイス・円 -3.38% 114.64円 105.92円 111.62円
＊豪ドル・円 -6.58% 84.03円 69.97円 77.31円
＊ＮＺドル・円 -8.46% 78.86円 66.32円 73.71円
＊カナダ・円 +0.28% 87.46円 76.98円 80.41円
＊南アランド・円 -7.45% 8.36円 6.78円 7.63円
＊メキシコペソ・円 -1.82% 5.99円 5.19円 5.58円
＊トルコリラ・円 -11.23% 22.05円 16.51円 20.68円
＊韓国ウォン・円 -8.89% 10.26円 8.59円 9.84円
＊台湾ドル・円 -3.20% 3.72円 3.33円 3.59円
＊シンガポールドル・円 -3.49% 83.17円 75.04円 80.48円
＊香港ドル・円 -2.34% 14.58円 13.32円 14.01円
＊ロシアルーブル・円 +4.25% 1.76円 1.52円 1.58円
＊ブラジルレアル・円 -7.42% 31.33円 25.22円 28.24円
＊タイバーツ・円 +3.79% 3.57円 3.26円 3.39円
米東部時間 価格 利回り
３０年債（指標銘柄） 17時05分 104*12.00 2.0532% 前営業日終値 105*09.00 2.0140%
1０年債（指標銘柄） 17時05分 100*17.50 1.5648% 前営業日終値 101*00.50 1.5140%
５年債（指標銘柄） 17時05分 100*15.75 1.3973% 前営業日終値 100*26.25 1.3290%
２年債（指標銘柄） 17時05分 100*02.00 1.4678% 前営業日終値 100*06.38 1.3980%
Ｔボンド先物12月限 164*13.00 165*00.00
Ｔノート先物12月限 131*16.50 131*29.00
英 国 0.451（+0.008）
豪 州 0.890（0.000）
日 本 -0.222（-0.011）
NY商品、原油が小反落、米中協議に警戒感 金は続落：日本経済新聞 2019/10/8 5:25
名称 単位 価格 前日比 前日比(%) 先物契約中心限月 更新日時 (JST)
WTI原油 (NYMEX) USD/バレル 52.80 -0.01 -0.02% 2019/11 5:59
ブレント先物 (ICE) USD/バレル 58.43 +0.06 +0.10% 2019/12 6:01
原油先物 (TOCOM) 円/キロ 36,000.00 +220.00 +0.61% 2020/03 5:30
天然ガス (NYMEX) ドル/MMBtu 2.30 -0.05 -2.25% 2019/11 5:59
ガソリン(NYMEX) セント/ガロン 157.41 +0.07 +0.04% 2019/11 5:59
灯油 (NYMEX) セント/ガロン 190.35 +0.90 +0.48% 2019/11 5:59
軽油先物 (ICE) USD/MT 582.50 +2.75 +0.47% 2019/10 5:58
灯油先物 (TOCOM) 円/キロ 53,060.00 +170.00 +0.32% 2020/04 5:10
CO2排出量先物 (ICE) ユーロ/MT 23.41 +0.47 +2.05% 2019/12 0:59
名称 単位 価格 前日比 前日比(%) 先物契約中心限月 更新日時 (JST)
金 (CMX) USD/トロイオンス 1,498.80 -14.10 -0.93% 2019/12 5:59
金 (TOCOM) 円/グラム 5,139.00 -22.00 -0.43% 2020/08 5:30
金/ドル スポット USD/トロイオンス 1,493.40 -0.10 -0.01% N/A 6:13
銀 (CMX) USD/トロイオンス 17.48 -0.15 -0.85% 2019/12 5:59
銀 (TOCOM) 円/グラム 60.30 0.00 0.00% 2020/08 2019/10/07
プラチナ/米ドル クロス レート USD/トロイオンス 878.10 +0.20 +0.02% N/A 6:13
パラジウム/米ドル クロスレート USD/トロイオンス 1,663.40 0.00 0.00% N/A 6:00
銅 (CMX) セント/ポンドlb 257.30 +1.05 +0.41% 2019/12 5:59
銅3ヶ月先物 (LME) USD/MT 5,722.00 +79.00 +1.40% N/A 2019/10/07
アルミ新地金 3ヶ月先物 (LME) USD/MT 1,746.00 +27.00 +1.57% N/A 2019/10/07
亜鉛3ヶ月先物 (LME) USD/MT 2,289.00 -11.00 -0.48% N/A 2019/10/07
すず 3ヶ月先物 (LME) USD/MT 16,330.00 -145.00 -0.88% N/A 2019/10/07
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トウモロコシ (CBOT) セント/ブッシェル 387.00 +2.25 +0.58% 2019/12 3:19
小麦(CBOT) セント/ブッシェル 489.25 -1.25 -0.25% 2019/12 3:19
ハト麦 (CBOT) セント/ブッシェル 281.50 -4.50 -1.57% 2019/12 3:19
もみ (CBOT) セント/ブッシェル 11.65 -0.01 -0.13% 2019/11 3:19
大豆 (CBOT) セント/ブッシェル 915.25 -1.00 -0.11% 2019/11 3:19
大豆ミール (CBOT) セント/ブッシェル 302.10 -1.60 -0.53% 2019/12 3:19
大豆油 (CBOT) セント/ポンドlb 30.06 +0.20 +0.67% 2019/12 3:19
カノーラ油 (WCE) CAD/MT 462.60 +1.90 +0.41% 2019/11 3:19
ココア (NYB) USD/MT 2,422.00 -53.00 -2.14% 2019/12 2:29
コーヒー (NYB) セント/ポンドlb 97.00 -2.00 -2.02% 2019/12 2:29
砂糖 (NYB) セント/ポンドlb 12.52 -0.24 -1.88% 2020/03 1:59
オレンジジュース (NYB) セント/ポンドlb 103.45 +3.40 +3.40% 2019/11 2:59
綿 (NYB) セント/ポンドlb 61.83 +0.16 +0.26% 2019/12 3:19
材木 (CMT) USD/1000 board feet 368.50 +2.80 +0.77% 2019/11 5:01
ゴム(TOCOM) 円/キロ 156.30 +0.40 +0.26% 2020/03 2019/10/07
エタノール (COBOT) USD/ガロン 1.40 +0.01 +0.86% 2019/11 3:18
生牛 (CME) セント/ポンドlb 111.20 +0.43 +0.38% 2019/12 3:04
飼育牛 (CME) セント/ポンドlb 140.93 -0.45 -0.32% 2019/11 3:04
赤身豚 (CME) セント/ポンドlb 64.25 -3.00 -4.46% 2019/12 3:04
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Het lijkt wel of de dagen voorbij vliegen. Ik zag dat het alweer ruim 1 maand geleden is dat ik op mijn blog schreef. Ik heb niet echt het gevoel dat ik nu veel gedaan heb waar ik over kan schrijven, maar doe ik het vandaag niet, dan is straks weer 1 maand voorbij gevlogen.
Ik ben begonnen met de In The Dunes Wrap van Curious handmade. Het is het 4e patroon van de Shawlsociety4.
It seems like the days fly by. I saw that it was already over 1 month ago that I wrote on my blog. I don't really feel that I have done much that I can write about now, but if I don't do it today, then another month will have flown by.
I started with the In The Dunes Wrap from Curious handmade. It is the 4th pattern from the Shawlsociety4.
Het garen is van een advent kalender van vorig jaar, van Flock on the plain. De kleuren zijn zo mooi. Ik ben nog steeds met de 2e kleur bezig.
The yarn is from an advent calendar from last year, from Flock on the plain. The colors are so beautiful. I'm still knitting with color 2.
Ook vandaag stijgen de temperaturen weer flink, dus vanmorgen al op tijd naar buiten met mijn ontbijt (speltpap met half theel. cacao, halve banaan, eetl. notenmix en klein scheutje suikervrije grenadine siroop) en mijn breiwerk.
The temperatures are also rising high today, so early this morning I already got
outside on time with my breakfast (spelled porridge with half teaspoon cocoa, half banana, tbsp nut mix and a little dash of sugar-free grenadine syrup) and my knitwear.
Ik ben begonnen met de 4e kleur voor The Dunes Wrap van Curious handmade.
I started with my 4th color on The Dunes Wrap from Curious handmade.
Kleur 3 heeft een zilverdraadje in het garen.
Color 3 had a silver stellina in it.
Vandaag een heerlijke dag gehad bij The Log Cabin in Hillensberg, volop genoten van het heerlijke gezelschap van vriendinnen.
Ook de stoffen en achtergrondstof gekocht voor de Beyond the Porch quilt van Natalie Bird, want die quilt heb ik nu al een paar keer bij Jacqueline van The Log Cabin gezien en ik vind hem zo mooi in de stofjes zoals zij hem gemaakt heeft.
We had a lovely day at quilt shop The Log Cabin in Hillensberg (Germany) today and I bought the fabrics for the Beyond the porch quilt from Natalie Bird, because I really like that quilt.
Daarnaast nog een leuk paneel met verschillende bouwwerk voertuigen gekocht, alsook wat piratenstofjes en Michiel koos de lap met dieren uit.
I also bought a panel with construction vehicles, some pirate fabrics and Michiel found a fabric with lovely animals.
Begonnen met de I Spy quilt voor mijn aankomend kleinkind dat rond 24 december geboren zal worden.
I started with the I Spy quilt for my grandchild that will be born around December 24.
Natuurlijk alle lapjes uitgelegd, zodat ik kon zien of ze goed verdeeld zijn.
First I lay out all the pieces, so I could see if they were in the right place.
Kijk eens wat een prachtige plant ik kreeg, een "Mandrake". Mijn petekind Amy heeft van een bestaande ficus een Harry Potter plant gemaakt, ik ben er heel blij mee.
Look what a wonderful plant I got, a "Mandrake". My godchild Amy has turned an existing ficus into a Harry Potter plant, I am very happy with it.
Zo leuk om alle 195 verschillende kinderstofjes aan elkaar te zetten voor de I Spy quilt (Ik zie, ik zie, wat jij niet ziet). Wat zal mijn kleinkind hier jaren plezier van hebben.
So much fun to sew all those 195 different childrens fabric together for the I Spy quilt. I hope my grandchild will enjoy this for years.
Eindelijk dan toch begonnen met mijn allereerste sok. Het patroon heet Escher blocks for beginners en is te vinden op Ravelry. Het gaat niet zo heel snel maar wat is dit leuk om te doen. Ook de eerste keer dat ik brei met de magische loop op een rondbreinaald.
I finally did it. I started my very first sock. The pattern is called Escher blocks for beginners and can be found on Ravelry. It is going slow but it is a lot of fun. This is the first time I knit with magic loop.
Elk jaar gaan we naar de pompoendag die georganisserd wordt bij ons in de buurt. Elk jaar weer maakt die familie er veel werk van.
Every year we go to the pumpkin day that is organized in our neighborhood. Every year that family makes a lot of work of it.
Vandaag kwamen de 4 strengen binnen van The Yarn Lab UK, die ik gewonnen had bij haar give away op Instagram. Zo zijn zo mooi !
Today the 4 skeins from The Yarn Lab UK came in, which I won at her give away on Instagram. So its so beautiful!
Ik ben opnieuw begonnen met mijn sok. De sok die ik aan het breien was met het grijze garen, bleek veel te los gebreid te zijn. Dus ben ik opnieuw begonnen met deze mooie kleur 2459 van Schachenmayr Regia op rondbreinaald 2.25 mm.
I started again with my sock. The sock that I was knitting with the grey color yarn I ripped out, it turned out my gauge was much to loose. so I started again with this beautiful color 2459 from Schachenmayr Yarns Regia on 2.25 mm circular needle.
Gisteren kwamen mijn strengen van Giddy yarns binnen. Enige tijd terug zag ik op haar site de Peter Rabbit kleur (rechts op foto) en ik was verliefd. De kleur links is Sandcastle. Beide zijn prachtig.
I got my yarn yesterday from Giddy yarns . When I saw her Peter Rabbit color (on the right) I was in love. The color on the left is Sandcastle. Both are so beautiful.
Al een paar dagen wat last van een buikgriepje, dus echt veel is er niet gedaan, behalve wat quilt steekjes zetten aan de baby quilt.
I didn't do much the last few days except working on the baby quilt.
Tromgeroffel ... mijn allereerste sok is klaar. Nooit gedacht dat ik nog eens sokken zou breien.
Drumroll ... I finished my very first sock that I ever knit. Who had thought that I would start knitting socks, but I love it.
Inmiddels ben ik halverwege met mijn 2e sok. De I Spy quilt voor kleinkind is half doorgequilt en ik heb de 2 dikke boeken van Margreet & Reina Crispijn uitgelezen. Dit waren bij elkaar 1514 bladzijden en ik heb genoten van elk woord !
I am now halfway through my second sock. The I Spy quilt for grandchild is half quilted and I have read the 2 thick books by Margreet & Reina Crispijn. These were 1514 pages together and I enjoyed every word!
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Every good cook knows in order to impress your dinner guests, it's important to have a few go-to recipes on hand that you can master, ready to pull out when the right occasion strikes.
To be on the safe side, we'd recommend having a dish (or two) on that list that will satisfy even the most complicated mix of dietary requirements. Enter: This Panang curry recipe from Ellie Bullen's latest book, The Global Vegan. Not only is this curry truly delicious, but it's mild in spice and vegan too!
Keep reading for the recipe you'll want to bookmark for your next dinner party.
It is similar to a red curry, but milder and creamier. For this dish I've added pumpkin, tofu and Thai eggplant, as I love the way these ingredients soak up the delicious curry flavours.
First, make the curry paste. Smash the lemongrass, garlic and shallot with the flat edge of a knife. Place the cumin and coriander seeds in a mortar and grind to a powder with a pestle. Add the lemongrass, garlic and shallot, along with the remaining paste ingredients except the peanuts, and pound for 10 minutes or until the mixtures forms a paste. Add the peanuts, and pound for 10 minutes or until the mixture forms a paste. add the peanuts and pound until well combined (Alternatively, you could use a blender, but you may need to add a dash of water or oil to help keep the ingredients moving).
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, add the pumpkin and eggplants and boil for 10 minutes or until cooked through. Drain and set aside.
Heat the oil in a frying pan or wok over high heat, add 1-2 tablespoons of curry paste and fry for 30 seconds or until aromatic. Add the tofu, onion, pumpkin, eggplants, kaffir lime leaves, coconut cream and 125ml (1/2 cup) of water. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add the vegan fish sauce (if using), tamari or soy sauce and coconut sugar and simmer for a further 10 minutes or until reduced. If you'd like your curry to be really creamy, stir through the peanut butter. Remove from the heat and stir through the Thai basil leaves.
Serve with jasmine rice or rice noodles, and scatter over extra Thai basil leaves and sliced red chilli. Leftover curry paste will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
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Followed Lonnie Cook instructions about complete removal from dash panel.... and it was excellent advise, and made working on gauge much more effective...THANKS LONNIE.
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The back of the gauge thread nipple was completely tore up with multiple cross threading, and bending... seat for gasket also needed some clean up grinding..... I am surprised that it went back together... but so far O.K.
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Washing your sheets and bedding isn't enough to eliminate dust, debris, and body oils. You'll also need to deep clean your mattress periodically. Keep reading to learn how.
You inhale dust mites, fungus, bacteria, and even your own skin cells as you sleep. Deep cleaning your mattress can help, and it's not as difficult as it sounds.
Start by stripping the mattress of all sheets and bedding. You should toss them in the wash on the hottest cycle possible. Then follow the following simple steps.
Vacuum the Mattress
While the mattress is bare, vacuum every inch of it. Not just the top, but the sides and crevices too.
Use appropriately sized vacuum attachments or an upholstery vacuum to get into the tightest spots. This helps eliminate bugs, skin cells, crumbs, and dust mites.
How often should I deep clean my mattress?
Clean your mattress every six months if possible. But you should also take steps to make sure it stays clean—keep reading to learn more.
Clean the Stains
Sweat, urine, and unnoticed spills can leave stains on your mattress. Attacking stains right away is ideal. But with a little work, you can minimize old ones too. Here's what to do:
Be careful not to soak the mattress, as they aren't intended to hold moisture. If the mattress doesn't dry out completely, you'll end up with mold.
What to Use
Cleaning Old Urine Stains Out of a Mattress
You can remove a urine stain (and the smell) using laundry detergent and water. Here are the steps:
Deodorize the Mattress
Mattresses can begin to stink as dust, debris, and other "stuff" accumulates. You may be used to the smell by now. But you'll likely notice a difference once you deodorize your mattress.
To de-stink your bed, you can buy a commercial mattress deodorizer product. Or you can just use a box of baking soda and your favorite essential oils (the oils are optional but add a pleasant smell to the room).
Here are the steps:
How to Clean a Memory Foam Mattress
The same cleaning techniques apply to a memory foam mattress. But use caution with harsh chemicals that can damage the memory foam. Instead, stick with dish soap, vinegar, and water.
Memory foam may also take longer to dry. If you can't put the mattress out in the sun, use a hairdryer to speed the process along.
Disinfect the Mattress
Your final deep cleaning step is to disinfect the mattress. You can do this in a few ways:
When using a steamer, slowly cover each crevice in the mattress. The heat from the steamer will help kill germs.
If you spray the mattress, work lightly over the entire surface. Wipe the spray off with a clean, slightly damp towel, and then lay the mattress out in the sunlight if possible. The UV rays will kill germs and decrease the risk of mold growth.
Can you have your mattress cleaned?
Companies like Stanley Steemer offer mattress cleaning services. They clean stains as well as disinfect and deodorize mattresses, just like they do for carpets.
Keeping Your Mattress Clean
Deep cleaning your mattress takes some work. Here are a few ways you can keep it clean once you're finished.
Buy a Mattress Cover
A mattress pad or cover keeps the dust mites, dirt, and bodily fluids off the mattress. Consider a waterproof mattress cover if you have a child who wets the bed or if you sweat while sleeping.
Be sure to wash the mattress cover as often as possible just like you would your sheets. This keeps the cover in good condition and provides your mattress with better protection.
Clean Up Spills Right Away
Liquids and bodily fluids can stain your mattress and cause mold or mildew growth. If that happens, your only recourse is to toss the mattress.
Use these steps to clean your mattress as soon as possible after an accident:
Deep clean your mattress at least once every six months. This helps eliminate the germs you sleep in every night, giving you a better night's rest. It may even help improve your health.
I hope your Friday has been a good one. We broke more heat records today and more to come tomorrow.
Spread some joy, be kind and if you actually have fall where you live, please enjoy and be grateful.
A review by Jason Roseberry
Ghost, a faithful adaptation of the novel by Jason Reynolds, tells the story of Castle "Ghost" Crenshaw (played by the always-excellent Crystian Wiltshire), an earnest seventh grader who finds himself unexpectedly recruited onto the track team thanks to the encouragement of Coach (Louis Robert Thompson). Ghost is haunted by the memories of an abusive father, and a large part of this play's journey is watching how the discipline of sports and the support of friends and mentors help Ghost keep his life moving in a positive direction.
Although it is a family show, Ghost isn't afraid to go straight at big/important issues such as childhood trauma and systemic poverty. When it comes to successfully navigating the track team, Ghost has more natural talent than maybe anyone else. However, we witness how his lack of access to basic equipment such as running shoes, practice clothes, and even a simple water bottle puts him on the verge of losing everything he worked so hard to gain. Ghost is lucky enough to find mentors such as Coach and Mr. Charles (Paul Kerr) who keep him from falling off the map, but it isn't difficult for the audience to see how other kids in a similar situation could end up much worse off.
Scenic Designer Tom Tutino's set is simple, yet striking. A graffiti wall, a racetrack, and metal tables and benches allow for seamless transitions and effective blocking by the director (Keith McGill). The sound design by Corey Harrison is equally effective and gives the audience an inside feeling for Ghost's moments of elation and troubling memories.
Wiltshire's Ghost has all of the confidence, charm, and charisma to keep us comfortable and engaged as our narrator for the show. I would like to have seen this interpretation of Ghost include more of the emotional colors Ghost shares when describing his feelings. Most notably, the anger (red) that is always simmering very close to the surface, and threatening to pull Ghost from his new path. This dynamic certainly amplifies the dramatic tension and serves as a vehicle for some cathartic moments towards the end of the novel. Wiltshire's Ghost appears to be fairly content, happy, and steady throughout the play - although Wiltshire shines during a scene when Ghost revisits an old stockroom where he and his mother hid from his father after a traumatic event.
The cast is rounded out by Ashley N. Hildreth (Patina/Tia), Charity Means (Terri/Teacher), Jordan White (Lu), and Trey Antonio Wright (Sunny/Brandon). This is a group of talented and agile actors who inhabit several different roles throughout the production.
For me, Ghost slows down as it approaches the finish line instead of leaning in for the win. While it aspires to be the 100-meter dash (Ghost describes it as "the main event"), it ends up more like the 200. Still, Ghost is an important story, and a very good production that kids (and adults) in any community need to see - not just for its non-preachy and relatable lessons on tolerance, empathy, and privilege, but also for a model of possibility of what the rewards of pushing through barriers and comfort zones can bring.
September 28 & October 5, 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.
StageOne Family Theatre
Stop this foolish war on meat! Eating it could help save the planet
Last night, I ate a steak. Very good it was too. A plump, exquisitely marbled slab of sirloin, beautifully seasoned and cooked blushing pink. It had come from Martin Player, a proper Cardiff butcher, who takes his meat, as well as the animal’s welfare, very seriously indeed. Just like any other decent butcher.
Grass-fed, fully traceable and properly hung, it was a paean to not just fine flavour, but first- class farming practice too. Sensible, sustainable agriculture, where the welfare of the animal is every bit as important as its impact upon the environment.
Yet this magnificent piece of beef is no longer mere dinner. Instead it has become a pawn in the gathering war on meat: a hysterical, ill-informed, one-size-fits-all assault that demonises farmers, butchers and consumers alike. A weapon, if you like, of grass destruction.
Take the decision made by the University of Cambridge catering service to remove beef and lamb from its menus to cut food-related carbon emissions. The head of the service, Nick White, claimed this was because ‘sustainability is extremely important to our students and staff’ and scientists have claimed beef and lamb produce most farm greenhouse gasses.
A few weeks back, beef was also banned from the cafeteria of Goldsmiths College in London for the same reason, to ‘drastically’ cut its carbon footprint.
But the concerns are not only environmental. I have little time for witless attacks on vegans or vegetarians but there is undoubtedly a creeping spread of anti-meat militancy. This week it emerged the vice-chairman of the RSPCA – a vegan and co-founder of Animal Rebellion, an offshoot of the Extinction Rebellion environmental movement – was forced to step down after calling on animal rights protesters to shut down Smithfield meat market in London.
Jane Tredgett, 52, was in charge of training activists in ‘non-violent direct action’, while the group has compared its efforts to the struggles faced by Martin Luther King and the Suffragettes. Seriously.
Each week seems to bring a new threat or outrage, with meat-eaters being turned into social pariahs. Michael Mansfield, QC, a man who should know better, last week suggested that eating meat should be made illegal, with offenders thrown into jail. And he’s not alone in his extreme (and publicity-seeking) views.
Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, declared that meat-eaters should be treated like smokers and be made to sit outside restaurants. Because meat is ‘bad for the planet and our health’.
What next? Could meat become illegal, butchers forced to deal black pudding and chipolatas in back alleys and pub loos? Custodial sentences for eating chops? Life for a leg of lamb? Should we be eating meat at all?
The arguments against meat are so widespread, it’s no wonder they seem overwhelming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has declared that we must drastically cut our meat consumption to save the planet. We must shift towards ‘healthy and sustainable’ diets ‘based on coarse grains, pulses and vegetables, and nuts and seeds’. The EAT-Lancet Commission, set up to look at how the world’s growing population can eat healthy, sustainable food, goes further still. Over three years, 37 scientists came up with the ultimate ‘plant-focused’ diet ‘for planetary health’. They argue this diet, which contains virtually no meat, would ‘transform’ the planet’s future. Under it we’re ‘allowed’ no more than one serving of red meat, a couple of servings of fish and an egg or two. Per week.
It’s an argument that meat is bad, plants are good. But not everything is quite so black and white. Far from it.
Many of the militants’ reasons for ditching meat are, in fact, completely misleading. Because properly farmed meat is not only entirely sustainable, but good for the environment and economy too. We should be celebrating good farming practice, not condemning it. There’s no doubt that there are some completely legitimate concerns about food production. Not all chickens, for example, are raised equally. On the one hand, you have an old-fashioned free-range chicken, allowed to scratch and peck outside. Slow growing, traditional breeds, bred for flavour. On the other, the wretched intensively farmed bird, which is crammed into vast, stinking sheds, with no more space than an A4 sheet of paper. Profit, not welfare, is its producer’s only concern.
The same goes for intensively farmed pigs, raised in cruelly confined squalor. We should be saving our ire and ammunition to rail against this factory farming. The long-term cost of intensively farmed meat is ruinously expensive, both for our health and for the environment. It follows, then, that the best quality meat will always be more expensive than the cheap, imported stuff. British farming standards are among the highest in the world, yet another reason to buy British meat.
And it’s important to recognise that, despite all the hand-wringing about carbon emissions, livestock production can actually be good for the environment.
Grassland absorbs carbon dioxide, reducing the amount of carbon that is released into the atmosphere. Two-thirds of the UK is still made up of grassland, and it is essential it remains that way to preserve the carbon in the soil. At the moment, traditional grass-fed cattle and sheep, kept at a low density, are helping to maintain that status quo. But if we reduce the demand for these animals in the food chain, then this delicate balance is bound to change.
We’re also reminded frequently about all the methane produced by cows and other ruminants. So doesn’t that damage the environment? There’s an immense difference between the emissions of the grain-fed cattle in American super lots and sustainably farmed, grass-fed British cattle. Patrick Holden, CEO of The Sustainable Food Trust, explains: ‘The methane emissions from those ruminants are offset by the carbon gain in the soil.’
He also points out that, to be useful for agriculture, arable land must go through a ‘fertility building phase’ lasting three or four years which involves it – by necessity – being grazed with animals such as cows and sheep. Lose those animals, the message is, and we lose that ability to keep our farmland versatile and healthy.
Also – and more controversially – does that mean you should eat MORE beef to save the planet?
‘Yes!’ comes the emphatic response from Holden. ‘Traditional grass-fed beef and lamb can help maintain the soil carbon bank.’
For years, I’ve believed the mantra of eat less meat, but eat better. It’s certainly a good starting point. There have already been huge changes to our diets in the past 100 years. At the start of the 20th Century, Holden points out, 80 per cent of our dietary fats came from animal sources, and only 20 per cent from plants. Today, it’s the other way around.
The surprising – and often overlooked – fact is this: the production of many of those plant fats can be just as environmentally unsound as those vast US intensive farming lots. According to Frédéric Leroy, a professor in food science and biotechnology at the VUB university in Brussels, a shift from animal products to ‘plant-based’ scenarios could make things worse.
They may have vast implications that will generate their own sets of serious concerns, including limiting the land’s ability to grow more than one crop, depleting top soil, using more fertilisers, the potential for nutritional deficiencies and the disturbance of ecosystems,’ Prof Leroy argues.
As far as methane emissions are concerned, he continues, they are real but need to be put in perspective. ‘If a Westerner goes vegetarian or vegan, this leads to only about a two to six per cent drop in their carbon footprint, which is far from being the best thing one can do for the planet.’
There are other, far more effective, ways to reduce carbon emissions – by reducing our reliance on air travel, for example.
Farmer and butcher Peter Hannan agrees. ‘Compared to our appetite for air travel alone, my beef farming pales into insignificance.’
What about the rest of us, then; the responsible meat lovers, caught in the scientific and moral crossfire? Is it really necessary for vegan activists to spray fake blood around McDonald’s? Or harangue and bully butchers and farmers – even Waitrose – in real life and on social media?
Of course not. Whatever happened to decency, common sense, and the ability to listen to both sides of a debate? It is possible to eat meat and have the utmost respect for vegans and vegetarians too. In fact, a couple of meat-free days a week is eminently sensible. So buy British, and the best you can afford. Trust in your butcher. And experiment with more unusual cuts too. Eat good meat and save the planet. Now THAT really is a radical idea.
California shocked to find bill decriminalizing retail theft resulted in… more retail theft
This is typical Leftist refusal to look ahead
A few years ago, California passed one in a series of bills aimed at emptying the jails and prisons. Proposition 47 carried the disingenuous name of “the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act and its stated purpose was to keep non-violent offenders out of jail. To achieve this goal, the state decriminalized a number of lesser offenses, including retail theft. The law raised the value of the amount of merchandise someone could steal while still only being charged with a misdemeanor to nearly one thousand dollars.
To the great surprise of the government, people noticed this change and began taking advantage of it. They have now recorded multiple years of steadily increasing, organized robbery. These plots are known as “mass grab and dash” thefts and they generally involve large numbers of young people all entering a store at the same time, grabbing armfuls of merchandise and dashing back out to their vehicles and hitting the highway. Not only are robberies on the rise, but arrests and prosecutions are down. Who could possibly have predicted this? (CBS Sacramento)
After searching police reports and arrest records, CBS13 found that while the rate of these grab and dash crimes is on the rise, the rate of arrest is down. We turned to law enforcement and the retail industry for answers. Both blame a California law intended to make “neighborhoods safe.”
“It’s a boldness like we’re seeing never before and just a disregard for fellow human beings,” said Lieutenant Mark Donaldson, Vacaville PD.
He explained these crimes have evolved into more than just shoplifting. It’s organized retail theft and he says it’s happening across the state. Cities like Vacaville, with outlets and shopping centers located near major freeways, tend to be a target for these organized retail crime rings.
Nobody is seriously contesting the numbers. The local and state police organizations blame prop 47. FBI crime data supports the contention. Retail sales organizations have tracked this trend and agree.
This is a trend that’s been building in a number of blue states and now it seems that the petty crime chickens are coming home to roost. The fact is that there are always going to be a certain number of people who will be willing to break the law if they don’t feel the risk of significant punishment is too high. An understanding of this fundamental principle is why the “broken windows” policies enacted in New York City and other municipalities in the 90s were so effective. If you crack down on even smaller crimes, you lower crime rates overall.
Sadly, liberal elected officials paint a picture of racism and inequity behind effective law enforcement initiatives. The people committing these thefts frequently end up being young black and Hispanic robbers because they are more likely to come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. This leads to laws like prop 47 hoping to keep more of them out of the “school to prison pipeline.”
But when you make it easier and less risky to steal larger amounts of goods, people will steal more merchandise. Did it really take a rocket scientist to figure this out? California basically incentivized crime and potential criminals answered the call. And since many of them were only getting the equivalent of a parking ticket for stealing 900 dollars worth of goods, police frequently didn’t expend much energy trying to catch them.
The ball’s in your court, California. Do you plan on doing something about this? Or will you essentially just legalize theft and tell the retailers that they’re on their own?
Once Again, Progressive Anti-Christian Bigotry Carries a Steep Legal Cost
Masterpiece Cakeshop continues to pay religious-liberty dividends.
Last summer, in the days after the Supreme Court decided Masterpiece Cakeshop on the narrow grounds that Colorado had violated Jack Phillips’s religious-liberty rights by specifically disparaging his religious beliefs, a bit of a skirmish broke out among conservative lawyers. How important was the ruling? Did it have any lasting precedential effect?
For those who don’t recall, the Supreme Court ruled for Phillips in large part because a commissioner of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission called Phillips’s claim that he enjoyed a religious-freedom right not to be forced to design a custom cake for a gay wedding a “despicable piece of rhetoric.” The commissioner also denigrated religious-liberty arguments as being used to justify slavery and the Holocaust.
While all agreed that it would have been preferable had the court simply ruled that creative professionals could not be required to produce art that conflicted with their sincerely held beliefs, the question was whether Justice Anthony Kennedy’s strong condemnation of anti-religious bigotry would resonate beyond the specific facts of the case. For example, what would happen if, in a different case, state officials called faithful Christians who seek to protect the religious freedom of Catholic adoption agencies “hate-mongers”?
In the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, it turns out that such rhetoric has cost the state a crucial court ruling, granted a Catholic adoption agency a vital victory, and demonstrated — once again — that anti-religious bigotry can (and should) carry substantial legal costs.
The case is called Buck v. Gordon. My friends at Becket represent St. Vincent Catholic Charities, a former foster child, and the adoptive parents of five special-needs kids. The facts are relatively complicated, but here’s the short version: St. Vincent upholds Catholic teaching by referring same-sex and unmarried families who seek foster and adoption recommendations and endorsements to agencies that have no objection to providing those services. There is no evidence that St. Vincent has prevented any legally qualified family from adopting or fostering a child. In fact, same-sex couples “certified through different agencies” have been able to adopt children in St. Vincent’s care.
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In 2015 the state of Michigan passed a statute specifically designed to protect the religious liberty of private, religious adoption agencies. In 2018, however, Dana Nessel, a Democratic attorney general, took office. During her campaign, she declared that she would not defend the 2015 law in court, stating that its “only purpose” was “discriminatory animus.” She also described proponents of the law as “hate-mongers,” and the court noted that she believed proponents of the law “disliked gay people more than they cared about the constitution.”
Then, in 2019, the attorney general reached a legal settlement in pending litigation with the ACLU that essentially gutted the Michigan law, implementing a definitive requirement that religious agencies provide recommendations and endorsement to same-sex couples and banning referrals. The plaintiffs sued, seeking to enjoin the relevant terms of the settlement, and yesterday Judge Robert Jonker (a Bush appointee) granted their motion for a preliminary injunction.
His reasoning was simple. There was ample evidence from the record that the state of Michigan reversed its policy protecting religious freedom because it was motivated by hostility to the plaintiffs’ faith. Because Michigan’s targeted St. Vincent’s faith, its 2019 settlement agreement couldn’t be truly considered a “neutral” law of “general applicability” that would grant the state a high degree of deference in enforcement.
Instead, the state’s targeting led to strict scrutiny. Here’s Judge Jonker:
Defendant Nessel made St. Vincent’s belief and practice a campaign issue by calling it hate. She made the 2015 statute a campaign issue by contending that the only purpose of the statute is discriminatory animus. After Defendant Nessel took office, the State pivoted 180 degrees. . . . The State also threatened to terminate its contracts with St. Vincent. The Summary Statement’s conclusion – that if an agency accepts even one MDHHS child referral for case management or adoption services, the agency forfeits completely the right to refer new parental applicants to other agencies based on its sincerely held religious beliefs – is at odds with the language of the contracts, with the 2015 law, and with established State practice. Moreover, it actually undermines the State’s stated goals of preventing discriminatory conduct and maximizing available placements for children.
The last point is key. As stated above, there was no evidence that St. Vincent prevented any qualified couple from adopting. In fact, if the state forced St. Vincent’s to choose between upholding the teachings of its faith or maintaining its contractual relationship with the state, then it risked shrinking the available foster or adoption options in the state of Michigan. The state demonstrated that it was more interested in taking punitive action against people of faith than it was in maintaining broader access to foster and adoption services for its most vulnerable citizens.
The judge rightly called the state’s actions a “targeted attack on a sincerely held religious belief.” Once again, Masterpiece Cakeshop pays religious-liberty dividends. Once again, a court declares — in no uncertain terms — that in the conflict between private faith and public bigotry, religious liberty will prevail.
Australia: Do sharks have a right to eat us?
That seems to be the Queensland Labor government's position
FOR almost 60 years, the State Government's shark control program has been making Queensland beaches safer. The program has been one of very few public policies to have endured for such a time while remaining blessedly free from the foibles of partisan politics.
The reason for this has been simple. Who would dare argue with the results? From 1915 to 1962 there were 36 recorded cases of shark attacks in Queensland. These resulted in 19 deaths. But since the dragnet of baited drumlines was introduced in 1962, there's been only one fatal shark attack at a protected Queensland beach.
Little wonder the program has been gradually expanded. However, the program finally found a naysayer in the shape of fringe environmental group, the Humane Society. And inexplicably, the Federal Court has agreed with the group's view that the drumlines do little to protect swimmers.
How the court came to such a view simply beggars belief. Surely, they only had to look at the statistics of recent attacks in northern NSW where there are no permanent drumlines to realise how effective the Queensland program is? What was required here was a bipartisan approach and a plan to ensure swimmers were protected
The court's decision was clearly out of step with public sentiment and requires the politicians who've supported the program to fix it. Given the long history of bipartisan support, not to mention the implications for. Queensland's tourism industry, you'd like to think it would be a relatively quick fix.
However, what has ensued instead has been an unedifying display of pointless political point scoring that has done nothing but advertise to the world that some of the Sunshine State's most famous northern beaches are less safe now than they were a few weeks ago.
Much of the controversy has centred around the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries' decision to remove 160 drumlines from within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The court's decision only related to the marine park zone and that's why the department only removed drumlines in this area.
Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has been particularly vocal. She's accused the Palaszczuk Government of choosing "public alarm over personal safety" by removing the drumlines when the court only said caught sharks should not be killed.
"Queensland should reinstate the existing drum lines, while increasing surveillance and exploring modern complementary technologies such as drones, smart drum lines and tags," she said.
There's ample reason for Ley to be sceptical about the Palaszczuk Government's motives in ordering the removal of the drumlines within hours of the court ruling. After all, the administration isn't exactly known for doing anything at pace.
And the States handling of last year's Cid Harbour shark attacks —when it first said drumlines were the answer but then recanted and claimed all it could do was erect signs instead — hardly inspired confidence.
However, what on Earth is Ley suggesting when she says the State Government should just drop the drumlines back in and increase surveillance? Is she saying to hell with what the court has ordered? Or does Ley reckon fisheries officers should just harden up and start arming themselves with a decent set of pliers so they can simply release the sharks?
It might be news to the minister but these officers are dealing with marine life a bit bigger than the cod they catch in the Murray River in her electorate. In fact, cutting a cranky 4m tiger shark loose from a hook is nearly as dangerous as getting between Ley and a bargain Gold Coast apartment buy, something she's somewhat famed for.
Yet, while Ley is happily ordering fisheries officers back into the water, the Morrison Government hasn't come up with a timeline for a legislative fix to what the court has ordered.
The LNP Opposition might be right when they say SMART drumlines, where sharks are caught and released,should be considered as temporary solution. However, it would take time to train officers and whether that's worthwhile depends primarily on how long it's going to take their federal colleagues to come up with a legislative answer.
Dropping in new drumlines at 17 locations just outside the marine park was a prudent move by the State but that still leaves 27 beaches no longer with protection.
However, what wasn't needed was State Fisheries Minister Mark Furner's ham-fisted suggestion that Ley would be blamed if there was an attack.
While the politicians squabble, the reputation of Queensland beaches is taking a further battering, the last thing the tourism industry needs after those terrible Cid Harbour attacks.
From the start, what was required here was a bipartisan approach and a plan to ensure swimmers were protected by drumlines again as soon as practical. Instead what happened was the political sharks began circling as soon as they saw an opportunity for a cheap feed.
"Courier Mail" 27 Sept. 2019
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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“Who here wants to remove Patty Murray’s tennis shoes from Washington?” The packed house roared. Classic. It was a perfect Dino Rossi moment at the Community Center in Silverdale yesterday, as Rossi supporters came together for a final dash rally in the last week of their campaign. Tightly packed into an A-frame conference room, you would never have guessed that the race to unseat incumbent Patty Murray (D) was so dangerously close.
After a short but lively introduction by Representative Jan Angle of the Washington 26th Legislative District, Rossi charged the crowd with well timed and familiar talking points designed to keep his team passionately involved to the finish line.
Rossi championed a theme that “when government grows, your freedoms decrease,” and pounded incumbent Murray for her unapologetic authorship of massive new health care laws that are increasing costs and eroding the relationship between doctors and patients; reducing both choice and quality of services. He countered liberal rhetoric that Republicans were a “party of no” by emphasizing tax-free ways to improve health care. He cited that tort reform, competition across state lines, health care accounts, and volume bargaining by small business as ways to vastly improve healthcare without any increase of taxes.
Rossi focused on jobs, detailing his own expertise and what he has learned from business on the campaign trail. “Small business wants a modest tax, fair and predictable regulation, and then let lose to pursue the American dream,” he said. Government shouldn’t punish small businesses for being successful, but instead should enable them “so they can do it again and again and again!”
In closing remarks, Rossi left the charged crowd with two key messages. “The moral issue of the campaign” he defined as a political class that has borrowed, spent, and handed the bill off to their children. He wants to stop that. And his “final pledge” to supporters; “with your help November 2nd, when I become your next United States Senator, I am actually going to represent Washington State and not Washington D.C.”
Some observers might have found the rally predictable, but the undercurrent in the room was a story in itself. Folks were impressively undeterred by recent polls benefitting Patty Murray after local visits by Democratic power brokers. In a matter of days, Murray held campaign events with President Obama, Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden, and prior President Clinton. “How does that happen?” said one supporter. Another spoke with cautious optimism, “we have a week to go.” It was pretty clear leaving the event that the “hoots and hollers” to carry Dino signs was not an admission of anything about the future, except for success.
In the final week of this significant election year, I trust that you all are doing your part to support the candidates of your choice. I’ve written an article on phone banking that shows how easy it is to do, and sign waving is another easy way to help and have fun at the same time. But most of all, in the final days, remember to vote and encourage the vote. This is what will ultimately prevail.
Know your candidates and issues. Vote Smart. November is almost here.
Photos top to bottom; author Johnny Walker, Dino Rossi addresses supporters in Silverdale, Rep Jan Angel introduced event, enthused Dino supporter Jo Nelson
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It’s been a long ride, but school is finally out for The School for Good and Evil.
Soman Chainani’s best-selling series, a fantasy-fairy tale hexalogy that launched in 2013, will come to a conclusion next year with One True King. Plot details remain tightly under wraps, but publisher HarperCollins is promising answers to some of the biggest questions left by last year’s penultimate installment, A Crystal of Time: Who will sit on Camelot’s throne and rule the Endless Woods? Who will be the One True King? And what will come of Sophie and Agatha?
One of the most successful YA series of the decade, The School for Good and Evil debuted on the New York Times best-seller list and has gone on to sell well over 2 million copies in the years since; it’s been translated into 28 languages and is in development for a screen adaptation.
One True King offers readers a long-anticipated finale. EW has an exclusive preview of the last book, including the official cover (designed by Iacopo Bruno) as well as a first excerpt. Read on below. One True King publishes June 2, 2020, and is available for pre-order.
Excerpt from The School for Good and Evil: One True King, by Soman Chainani
Sophie no longer wanted to kill the boy she was about to marry.
Nor could she make sense of the fleeting thought that she’d wanted to kill him in the first place. From what she could tell, he was gorgeous, eloquent, and cocksure, just like a king should be. And soon, she’d be his queen. The queen.
Not that she had the slightest clue how it had happened. The past was fuzzy now, her memories elusive. Any attempt to penetrate them spawned a spearing headache, as if there was an iron spike through her brain, before she’d jolt straight back to the present, the ache gone, as if she’d been born this second, again and again and again. Efforts to recall why she’d ended up like this—a girl with no past—only brought on stronger pain, and it wasn’t long before she stopped trying to find her memories altogether.
All she knew was that she’d woken in this prim white dress and tonight she would marry King Rhian, the Lion of Camelot, keeper of Lionsmane, and savior of the Endless Woods. She’d yet to have a private moment with her betrothed: their only time together spent recording a spellcast, which she’d struggled to follow . . . about a brother gone rogue and rebels in the Woods, ending with her pledging allegiance to the Lion, her husband-to-be, just as he’d instructed. . . . But even from this, she knew she loved him, body and soul. Sitting next to him, she’d inhaled his frosty scent and basked in his tan glow, almost too perfect. When the spellcast finished, he stroked her back with cold fingers and gave her a snake-eyed smile: “See you at the altar, my sweet.” Sophie’s heart fluttered like he was her fairy-tale prince.
Any girl would die to be in her shoes, she thought now, powdering her nose in the queen’s boudoir and peering in the mirror at her crown of golden braids and the fussy white dress that hijacked nearly every inch of her skin. She had no inkling of where this dress had come from or who had made it, but now that she was about to convene with the Woodswide press and answer their pre-wedding questions, she wished the dress had a bit more panache . . . straps instead of sleeves, perhaps, and a dash of color around the waist —
On cue, the dress shape-shifted, as if her mind’s thoughts were commands, the sleeves whittling to thin strands over her shoulders, while a slash of blue cut across her hips, forming a belt of silk butterflies. Sophie hardly flinched. For something so strange, there was no surprise in the dress’s magic, as if she’d had this happen before but couldn’t remember when. She glanced into her own eyes in the mirror and saw a flash of sparkle, an emerald gleam, like a light in a tunnel. . . . Then it was gone, as quickly as it came.
“Press is waiting for you, princess,” a voice said.
Sophie turned to the captain of the guard standing at the door to her bedroom, the gold of his jacket specked with dried blood. Kei, he said his name was, when he’d woken her from sleep. Handsome as anything, with hawkish eyes and a square jaw, but a glum, tortured expression, as if haunted by a ghost.
They walked towards the ballroom, Kei tight at her side. She noticed him peeking at her, like he was waiting for her to say something. As if they shared a secret. It made Sophie uncomfortable.
A guard cut in front of them, scanty-haired and pockmarked: “Captain, the map inna Map Room’s been burnt to nothin’—one witha rebels’ wherebouts!”
Kei flexed his jaw. “Could be one of the maids or cooks. I’ll question them.”
“But that wazza king’s map! Should I tell ’im—”
“Get back to your post,” the captain ordered, guiding Sophie past him.
Sophie was mystified by this map business, but whatever it was, it made Kei even more sour than before.
He caught Sophie looking at him.
For the first time, Kei’s face changed, replaced by a sharp gaze that seemed to drill into her mind. . . .
“You there?” he whispered.
Sophie stared into his big, dark eyes . . . then snapped from her trance. “Of course I’m here! Where else would I be?” she scolded. “And stop scowling and giving me strange looks. You’re the captain of the guard. The king’s new liege. Act the part or I’ll tell the king to find someone who will.”
Kei hardened, as if he’d turned to stone. “Yes, Princess.”
“Good,” said Sophie. “And clean your jacket while you’re at it. Unless there’s a coup unfolding in the castle, there’s no reason to be flaunting your blood as part of your uniform.”
“Rhian’s blood,” said Kei.
“Excuse me?” said Sophie, stopping.
“It’s Rhian’s blood,” Kei repeated, with that drilling gaze again.
“Then kindly return it to him,” Sophie quipped, strutting ahead.
She smiled, her white dress puffing up like peacock feathers.
Rhian would be proud of her.
She was settling into the role of his queen already.
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TUNES BY THE TRACKS is on track and on time for our next show on Wednesday, July 24.
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Expect to be able to pick her up in the future. We will get updates out during the pre-order phase, as well as the actual release phase.
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Review: Kingdom Death: Monster – Echoes of Death 2:: Marshlight Reviews: Echoes of Death II – Limited Content, Huge PowerCache
Official Artwork of the four Echoes characters
Kingdom Death: Monster (Monster) expansions come in a wide range of different sizes, you have the large box expansions that come in two different scales ($60 and $100+) and then you have the smaller mini and micro expansions (which retail for under $100 and around $25). The way I classifiy these is; micro-expansions tend to have a single miniature and 1-3 card content that changes just one single element of the game, while mini-expansions have several miniatures and touch on providing a larger amount of content with multiple aspects.
Echoes of Death II (Echoes II) is the follow up to 2018's micro-expansion Echoes of Death I. The Echoes range provides a set of survivors and unlockable fighting arts that represent reflections of the alternate universe line Kingdom Death: Generic Heroes (hence the echoes title and the flavor text for the store). Echoes I gave us Monster universe versions of the Fighter, Thief, Mage and Necromancer; Echoes II brings us the Cleric, Ranger, Bard and Gladiator.
However this range is not just Monster universe miniatures of the Generic Hero lines clad in their versions of the outfits, it also comes with game content via unlockable “Strain” Fighting Arts and we'll discuss this system a bit further on.
Official Photo of contents of the mini-expansion
I'm going to look at this mini-expansion through four different aspects which are:
1. The Miniature's Sculpts – For Hobbyists
2. The Miniature's Loadouts – For accurate in game useage
3. The Strain System Unlocks – The Strain System as a whole and then the methods to unlock each Fighting Art (along with the one time bonuses gained)
4. The Individual Fighting Arts – How good each one is once gained
This is because the Kingdom Death range represents a hobby experience like the Games Workshop ones, with a combination of board game play and high detail miniatures in the preferred materials for hobbyists (High Impact Polystyrene Sheet aka HIPS and resins of various types). As such this purchase isn't just for miniature painters or board gamers, it's for both categories.
After those four areas we'll wrap it all up with a spoiler free summary of how much value this purchase represents for the various potential purchaser types, so if you want to know 'should I get this' without having a deep dive into spoilers, then skip the strain unlock and fighting art sections.
This is honestly kind of a conflicted subject for me, while the four miniatures in Echoes II represent an improvement over many of the older miniatures. They are also (mostly) not perfect, with three of them having issues that I find ranging from irritating to poor choices.
The scale on the models is larger than the previous range, there has been a continuous push towards scale creep in Monster models for a long time now and I do welcome this new size, but these models do look obviously oversized when sat next to the Gen I miniatures, often standing a whole head higher than the original starting survivors/armor kits and making the monsters all look a lot less imposing at the same time. It's an odd criticism, because in essence it means 'all of the older models should have been at this scale from the start' which isn't a direct issue when you're talking about this particular expansion – it's more of a problem with the game as a whole. Choose your style and scale from the start and stick with it, these are not Primaris Survivors here.
Assembly of these models is another negative, while there is nothing as awful in design as the ribbon from Echoes I's fighter model (one of the worst miniature components ever tooled in the history of mankind) there are several problematic elements that are hard to fit or easy to break either during assembly or in play. This really isn't a selection of models for the typical board gamer. I'm an experienced hobbyist and I still had several problems with removing the miniatures from the sprues, cleaning them up and assembling them.
We'll look at each individual model now in reverse order of my preference.
The Bard Generic Hero is one of the single most stunning and beautiful miniatures that has been released by APG LLC, so the Echoes version of the Bard has very large shoes to fill. Short version? She doesn't really hold up in comparison.
She suffered breakages of the Whisker Harp when removing her from the sprue due to the connections and thin nature of the plastic and the entire piece is a tricky one to put together. If you are painting her, it is best to leave her separate from her 'chair' by attaching her with a temporary solution until it is time to give her life. This is because painting her once fully assembled is going to result in a lot of difficult angles on the chair, base and her legs/waist.
The model's pose is one that would be better suited to a diorama, though it is amusing to watch her 'recline' her way around the showdown board in a languid fashion if you don't mind your immersion being broken (we've played with Halloween Sexy Cat Suit Zachary, so no problems here). But outside of the oddity of this pose, the sculpt is on the whole good and has few points that will break with ease. I like the 'chair' and face parts of the sculpted base, but the vines are weird and look off. She also looks a little 'squashed' from some angles.
I think overall this one is OK, but nothing special.
This time the Ranger model is an improvement over the original resin version, the model has a dynamic pose and a great expression. However, every time I look at this model I am annoyed by the poor anatomical pose on the right arm and shoulder. It would be natural for someone without a shoulder blade, but as it stands, nope, it's weird and should have been sent back to the digital sculptor for a little repositioning.
The other problem issues are arrows on the base, which are potential break points that have a very awkward piece of plastic to remove and we also have the perplexing situation of the lack of a full sculpt on the base. I love the face and mist we have on there so much, but there was no real benefit to this partially sculpted base insert and it just feels a bit lazy.
The Cleric has very few elements in common with her original resin version, she has a similar hair and bun on her head, a skin-tight suit and that's about it. As you can see from the picture above, I did not like the original chest on this model, rather than looking like armor it looked like some kind of latex rubber suit with bizarre separate “pockets” for each breast. A little work turned it into a cute Gorment halter top and it has helped fix the unnatural way she looked before.
Chest issues aside, this model is very cute, standing on a base filled with debris and body parts she evokes the scene of someone exploring a Gorm Den with extreme caution. Her shield is nicely detailed and there's a lot of scope to paint her either fully covered up or with some exposed skin (as I did because I enjoy painting skin tones).
Breakage points on this model are the lantern and the mace. While the arms are durable to an extreme level, the mace has a very thin rod and the lantern almost broke multiple times while cleaning it from the sprue connections because of how thin and intricate the design on the handle is. She should hold up fine if she doesn't break when cutting and building.
Cute model, great atmosphere and story telling, but has issues in the design and tooling.
This one is head and shoulders the strongest sculpt in Echoes II, the Gladiator has few structural weak points, is a straightforward assemble and looks just powerful as heck. I adore her pose and the flair her gear has, everything about her just looks good.
About the only complaint I have here is the same as the Ranger, she comes with a partial base sculpt for no real benefit. A full insert would have been appreciated here and it's odd that two survivors get a full base insert and the other two just get some small pieces of terrain. It would be easier for non-hobbyists if they had full inserts.
As mentioned above, for those people who want their models to closely mimic the gear they have in game, I am going to examine the fixed narrative nature of these sculpts and discuss how useful what they have is in game. It is worth acknowledging in brief that the game's mechanics favour female hunters over male ones and that the 'optimal' hunt party is 3-4 women, so having these miniatures all be female is not a negative. (That written, thank goodness that we will get male options in this new scale going ahead, Gadrock from the Gigalion is so much smexy in one model).
The Bard has sort of White Lion Armor, with a dagger of some kind, an odd hat and a whisker harp. Her loadout is pretty close to useless in game. Whisker Harps are rarely used outside of Nemesis showdowns, White Lion Armor has a huge pile of problems and daggers are one of the weakest weapon types currently available. It's rare that this model will fit with anything you're doing.
The Ranger's loadout is probably the strongest one available. It's almost full Rawhide Armor with a Catgut bow and Cat's Eye Circlet. The only weak point here is the inclusion of White Lion Gloves on the arms instead of a full rawhide set, those arm pieces do absolutely nothing at all for an archer (they're also useless for anyone who doesn't also have the body piece that combos with it), so it would be a very untypical, 'make do' build that uses them.
The Cleric's loadout is another very solid one, it's full Gorment with a Knuckle/Leather Shield and what appears to be a Riot Mace. Gorment Armor is not a great armor set in the big scheme of things; but if you are going to use it then this is one of the more useful loadouts (I prefer grand weapons, spears or bows, but a club and shield is absolutely fine).
Last of all; as much as I adore the Gladiator's miniature, her loadout is easily the worst of the bunch. It's Phoenix Gauntlets + Helm, Leather or Lantern Cuirass on the body (I painted it as lantern due to the mantle, but it could easily be leather), White Lion Skirt/Boots, a Leather Shield and a Lantern Glaive.
This is essentially a pile of nonsense gear that has close to no synergies and just looks good. You're probably best off pretending it's full Phoenix armor as Phoenix works quite well with spears.
Strains are a mechanic that was introduced in Echoes I and has since been present in multiple different expansions. This is a simple form of a legacy unlock which is enjoying a retroactive insertion into Monster. In the case of the Strain fighting arts, there is a finite limit to how many of them you can have in the deck per campaign. Once you are at this limit new ones replace old ones in the deck and when you start a new campaign 5 unlocked Strain Fighting Arts are mixed into the deck at the beginning.
The first time you unlock a strain, the survivor who reached the milestone card gets a small bonus and the fighting art. This is a one time thing unless you choose to completely reset your game back to the start.
Overall the strain system is an interesting one, but its something for the hardcore player because you need to play many, many sessions in order to unlock everything. That's not a bad thing, but if you are a casual player who can't get more than 1-2 sessions a month, you might want to think hard before getting this for the game content.
Now lets look at each strain unlock!
Memetic Symphony → Infernal Rhythm
Unlocks during the Weird Dream settlement event as long as the storyteller mentions a dreaming survivor hearing the Devil's Symphony and everyone decides the story was “Well Told”. Gives the Infernal Rhythm Fighting Art to the survivor and adds it to the deck.
This is a super easy unlock as long as you're not playing solo, the Devil's Symphony isn't a listed element of the weird dream options, so you just need to jam it in via your story and have it judged as 'well told'. Weird Dream is one of those odd roleplaying moments stuck into the game that doesn't gel well with every single person who plays this game, so it can feel very forced to get this.
Solo players cannot unlock this at all because Weird Dream has a fixed result for solo players.
To be practical, what this strain unlock reads is 'unlocked when you draw Weird Dream'. So that makes it an easy unlock.
Hyper Cerebellum → Shielderang
Unlocks when two survivors with the Prey disorder have a newborn. Gives the newborn survivor 3 levels of Shield Proficiency, weak spot – body, the Shielderang fighting art and adds the card to the deck.
The hardest part of this is getting two survivors with Prey. The more expansions you own, the more disorders you have in the disorder deck and means the odds of getting 2x Prey randomly is not high. There are a few ways you can 'force' a survivor to gain Prey and the most direct way of doing this is to choose 'Treasure the Mystery' during the Principle: Conviction timeline event. You'll get 4x departing survivors with +1 luck and Prey 50% of the time during that event (at the cost of all your resources). This means it's the kind of thing you should unlock within 2-4 runs that reach Principle: Conviction stage (Romantic Principle > Barbaric Principle anyway).
The survivor specific bonuses on this one are amazing, a newborn with 3 ranks of weapon proficiency in shield plus a relevant fighting art is perfection.
Marrow Transformation → Rolling Gait
Unlocks when The Hand removes a broken leg from a survivor with Bow Specialization. They gain the Rolling Gait fighting art and it is added to the deck.
This one is a hard one to put together, you've got to get a broken leg on a survivor (8 result on the leg severe injury), train them in bow use and have them be present in the Hand fight with the Applause (stalling) ending. This is easiest to achieve in People of the Stars where you can pick to fight the Hand multiple times and Dung Beetle Knights are very good at damaging survivor legs if you are trying to force this.
We are fortunate that you don't need to beat the Hand via 'Respect' to get this one, but it seems that APG LLC wants to continue the meta of kowtowing to the Hand more.
Surgical Sight → Convalescer
The easiest of all these unlocks, Ocular Parasites happen when a certain number of settlements encounter the Game Over condition. Check out that part of your rulebook, it's on page 123. You need a total of 15 lost settlements to have the parasites around and then all you need to do is draw the Extra Sense fighting art. The survivor who drew it gains the blind severe head injury.
This one just takes time, it's possible to game this by killing off your settlements deliberately, but I don't know who would actually do that. Regardless, regular players with settlements that die fast will hit this condition faster than those who have successful settlement runs.
Considering how low the skill bar is for unlocking this particular fighting art is; one would assume that Convalescer is going to be a weak fighting art....
The Fighting Arts
It's time to take a look at each fighting art and assess how strong they are! Strain fighting arts trend towards being stronger and more complex than your normal fighting arts and it has been alleged that the harder to unlock strains are the more powerful ones (spoiler, that's not the case). We'll move through them in the same order we put the unlocks.
This fighting art turns any instrument you use into a turbo version of the Cat's Eye Circlet. Hit Location manipulation is one of the stronger mechanics in Monster (AI manipulation is stronger), and having an option to get access to solid HL Manipulation without needing to wear the Circlet is an interesting addition.
In addition to this bonus ability, you have whatever benefits of the original instrument and also a 'rebate' ability where every 5 activations of the instrument gives you a way to give other survivors a bonus dash and activation. That's a heck of a refund on your already powerful instrument/fighting art.
The drawback of this however is that instruments are notorious for being problematic on hunts because of how the unavoidable 'kill you for having noisy gear' event the Harvester works. As a consequence, the only “silent” instrument aka Gorn is the main instrument used on hunts and it is a expensive expansion only Gorm item. The main game options are the Whisker Harp, which “optimal play” uses it only during nemesis fights and the rawhide drum which might as well never have been printed because it still stinks after a revision in 1.5.
Infernal Rhythm is great, and if we get hunt environments without the Harvester (or you house rule that event to not exist) then it is a fun and powerful support fighting art for players who prefer not to attack (like me!) In the 100% official game it's not that great without the Gorm expansion available.
However, considering how simple this one is to unlock, it is very strong.
As long as you have a shield in your gear grid you get to ignore the first severe injury you suffer each showdown and when you have Shield Specialization you can 'throw' your shield with reach 3 and bonus strength.
This one is an absolute doozy. Shields are a very powerful weapon, but they have a terrible offensive strength. This fighting art means that once you are past rank 3 on your proficiency, you start to gain more strength to attack with it. In addition it turns shields into a reach 3 melee weapon, which has massive power when used with Monster Movement Armor sets – the most powerful of these is Dragon Armor, but Phoenix Armor is a close second (and works well with the Gladiator miniature).
I love this fighting art and I feel that it is about the right level of strength for its unlock difficulty.
The first of the two Rolling Gait abilities is a decent quality of life feature for an archer, if you're unable to fire from your current position you can 'store' your activation to allow you to move and fire the following turn. Not super strong, but sometimes useful.
The second ability however, that one is incredible. If you hit a monster while you are outside of its facing, you place a 'Flinch token' on the monster. Each Flinch Token cancels the next reaction the monster would have. Reactions are a huge part of how a monster stops you from beating it down without consequences and anything that cancels these is powerful. It's one of the reasons why Grand and Katars are so popular in the early game, they have ways of cancelling reactions on their specialization. With enough Flinch spamming monsters can effectively have all of their reactions cancelled (with the exception of traps and things like the Dung Beetle Knight's Century Carapace).
There are some positive reactions that this also cancels and because it's not optional, this doesn't mean that the fighting art is without weakness, but it is still an extreme power level fighting art that is difficult to unlock, but once you have it for your archer(s) everyone is going to benefit.
The final strain fighting art in Echoes II represents an absolute design mistake. This fighting art is at least one of the top five fighting arts in the game and you could call it the strongest one without being wrong.
Convalescer give all your weapons the club keyword when attacking (wording is a little poor on this part), you remove an extra bleeding token when removing any, you gain +1 extra survival when doing so and whenever you add armor points you increase that amount by one.
The club keyword being given to weapons is pretty strong, and the survival + bleeding improvements are great as well, but the armor points one is the single strongest ability we've seen printed on a fighting art since the game was released. This one is nutty when you start to look into it.
The reason for this is, this ability works anytime, so it triggers during the showdown when you activate Bird Bread, on the hunt when you find something that adds armor to you and most important of all, it triggers when departing. This last one is where all the problems kick in. When departing you have multiple different things that each separately add armor points. Armor sets, shields, shrine, lights in the sky, shield specialization, Gorn etc etc.
A Convalescer survivor with full rawhide armor, a leather shield and shrine alone departs with 7 armor points on all locations. Seven! That's on par with the amount that most mid or late game tanks muster and it's using starter armor, a basic shield and an easy to gain/activate innovation. You can hit a lot higher numbers than that.
If Convalescer only worked during showdowns then these problems could have been avoided and the fighting art would have become more of a support one, but as it stands right now this is your premium tank fighting art. They get club (great tank fighting art), plus survival/bleeding protection and masses of armor points. It doesn't feel like this one was thoroughly tested and it's one of several places where the wording and mechanics feel fuzzy in this expansion.
And as mentioned before, this one doesn't require rare circumstances or clever strategy to unlock, everyone gets this one eventually.
There is a lot of value in this expansion for dedicated players who are hobbyists; the miniatures (criticisms aside) are better than anything that comes in the Gen I stuff and have a lot of character baked into them. While there are some areas that can prove challenging for beginner to intermediate modellers and present issues for even the experienced hobbyist, they have character that's not been since in any of the armor kit models and you can see why APG LLC is moving towards narrative sculpts over modular ones.
The game content varies in how difficult it is to unlock, casual players should be able to get their hands on Infernal Rhythm and Shielderang without too much time investment, but Rolling Gait represents a challenge and Convalescer is a huge time investment. For those of you who already have Echoes I, the addition of the two dividers – one for strains and the other for the strain fighting arts represents some additional value, the updated rules are less important, they exist only to cover the situation that there are now 8 strains fighting arts and the implication we'll be getting another 4 next Gencon.
The four fighting arts are all at a minimum, very strong and will increase the power of any settlement that has access to them, so they are an assistance for players who are having difficulty with success in the game. But to be honest every single one of them represents a severe power creep over previous content and one of them makes the game almost trivial.
As such, I feel that this mini-expansion is best left for the dedicated player (at least once a week sessions), collectors who can afford to pay commission painters to really bring these models to life or hobbyists who enjoy the challenge of painting these complex character filled sculpts. $60 for 4 quality miniatures and some game content is not the best deal for pure board gamers however and there are better expansion options already available for the same price. So don't let the Fear Of Missing Out fool you, this is a dedicated player and hobbyist purchase at heart.
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