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Crusader Kings 3 Patch 1.1 Notes: What They Actually Mean

2020.09.29 02:29 AsaTJ Crusader Kings 3 Patch 1.1 Notes: What They Actually Mean

Game Balance

AI

Interface

Art

Localization

Game Content

Databases

Bugfixes

Link to official notes:
https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/threads/ck3-dev-diary-42-1-1-patch-notes.1428193/
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2020.09.28 18:13 partypastor Unreached People Group of the Week - Manihar of India

Welcome back to our UPG of the week posts! Meet the Manihar in India!
How Unreached Are They?
The Manihar are 0.00% Christian. That means at best there are a handful of believers among the 562,000 of them.
There is a completed Bible in their language.
What are they like?
Typical qualification that all people groups can't be summed up in small paragraphs and this is an over generalization.
The business of making and selling of bangles has long been the livelihood of Manihar communities. Due to the limited availability of elephant tusks for ivory, many bangles and beads now are manufactured in plastics. Today some Manihar take other jobs including tailoring. The literacy rate among the Manihar tends to be low. They speak primary Nepali and use Urdu and Bhojpuri in Nepal and mainly Urdu and Hindi in India. They are Sunni Muslims and tend to share foods with other Muslim families but traditionally do not allow marriage outside their community. Siddiqi can be a common surname. Joshua Project
The Manihar are mostly engaged in their traditional business of making and selling glass and lac bangles known locally as churi or chuda. Alongside these standard wares, some of them also sell goods like cosmetics, tikli (forehead jewelry) and sealing wax. Theirs is a cottage industry, both men and women working together in their homes from where they sell directly to customers and to local shopkeepers. Some own small factories.
They are highly skilled at making bangles, creating intricate designs, of every color, shapes and sizes. In Gujarat, the Manihar used to make bangles from ivory, but due to international bans on elephant tusks they now make the ornately carved bangles from plastic as well as glass. Some of the Manihar, such as those in Uttar Pradesh have taken up tailoring as an occupation while some are self-employed as rickshaw drivers, poultry farmers, and vegetable sellers. A few of them are government employees while others are wage labourers. There are a few businessmen and office workers among them.
The Manihar are strictly prohibited from eating pork by their Islamic faith. Their staple food includes wheat, millet and rice, supplemented by lentils, vegetables and occasional seasonal fruit. They drink milk and dairy products but do not have alcohol or opium. Use of tobacco products like zarda (flavoured chewing tobacco), bidi (rolled tendu leaves) and paan (betel) is common among them. Fine vermicelli cooked in rich, sweetened milk is the traditional sweet served on festive occasions like the termination of the forty-day fast.
The Manihar do send their children, mostly boys, to school. Some may reach college level. Daughters finish at primary school due to socio-economic reasons. The literacy levels of some states like Gujarat, is very low. People Groups of India
History Lesson
The word Manihar is derived from Man, meaning jewel in Urdu, and the agentive sufix har. Their traditional Landlords and merchants are also known as saudagar, this word being derived from they claims descent from the first Caliph of Islam, Abu Bakr, and as such are sub-group of the Siddiqui Manihar community. Wikipedia
They migrated from the Sindh region of Pakistan about two hundred years ago. People Groups of India
What do they believe?
The Manihar are 100% Muslim.
How can we pray for them?
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. (Romans 10:1)
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Here are the previous weeks threads on the UPG of the Week for Reformed
People Group Country Date Posted Beliefs
Manihar India 09/28/2020 Islam
Tianba China 09/21/2020 Animism
Arab Qatar 09/14/2020 Islam
Turkmen Turkmenistan 08/31/2020 Islam
Lyuli Uzbekistan 08/24/2020 Islam
Kyrgyz Kyrgyzstan 08/17/2020 Islam*
Yakut Russia 08/10/2020 Animism*
Northern Katang Laos 08/03/2020 Animism
Uyghur Kazakhstan 07/27/2020 Islam
Syrian (Levant Arabs) Syria 07/20/2020 Islam
Teda Chad 07/06/2020 Islam
Kotokoli Togo 06/28/2020 Islam
Hobyot Oman 06/22/2020 Islam
Moor Sri Lanka 06/15/2020 Islam
Shaikh Bangladesh 06/08/2020 Islam
Khalka Mongols Mongolia 06/01/2020 Animism
Comorian France 05/18/2020 Islam
Bedouin Jordan 05/11/2020 Islam
Muslim Thai Thailand 05/04/2020 Islam
Nubian Uganda 04/27/2020 Islam
Kraol Cambodia 04/20/2020 Animism
Tay Vietnam 04/13/2020 Animism
Yoruk Turkey 04/06/2020 Islam
Xiaoliangshn Nosu China 03/30/2020 Animism
Jat (Muslim) Pakistan 03/23/2020 Islam
Beja Bedawi Egypt 03/16/2020 Islam
Tunisian Arabs Tunisia 03/09/2020 Islam
Yemeni Arab Yemen 03/02/2020 Islam
Bosniak Croatia 02/24/2020 Islam
Azerbaijani Georgia 02/17/2020 Islam
Zaza-Dimli Turkey 02/10/2020 Islam
Huichol Mexico 02/03/2020 Animism
Kampuchea Krom Cambodia 01/27/2020 Buddhism
Lao Krang Thailand 01/20/2020 Buddhism
Gilaki Iran 01/13/2020 Islam
Uyghurs China 01/01/2020 Islam
Israeli Jews Israel 12/18/2019 Judaism
Drukpa Bhutan 12/11/2019 Buddhism
Malay Malaysia 12/04/2019 Islam
Lisu (Reached People Group) China 11/27/2019 Christian
Dhobi India 11/20/2019 Hinduism
Burmese Myanmar 11/13/2019 Buddhism
Minyak Tibetans China 11/06/2019 Buddhism
Yazidi Iraq 10/30/2019 Animism*
Turks Turkey 10/23/2019 Islam
Kurds Syria 10/16/2019 Islam
Kalmyks Russia 10/09/2019 Buddhism
Luli Tajikistan 10/02/2019 Islam
Japanese Japan 09/25/2019 Shintoism
Urak Lawoi Thailand 09/18/2019 Animism
Kim Mun Vietnam 09/11/2019 Animism
Tai Lue Laos 09/04/2019 Bhuddism
Sundanese Indonesia 08/28/2019 Islam
Central Atlas Berbers Morocco 08/21/2019 Islam
Fulani Nigeria 08/14/2019 Islam
Sonar India 08/07/2019 Hinduism
Pattani Malay Thailand 08/02/2019 Islam
Thai Thailand 07/26/2019 Buddhism
Baloch Pakistan 07/19/2019 Islam
Alawite Syria 07/12/2019 Islam*
Huasa Cote d'Ivoire 06/28/2019 Islam
Chhetri Nepal 06/21/2019 Hinduism
Beja Sudan 06/14/2019 Islam
Yinou China 06/07/2019 Animism
Kazakh Kazakhstan 05/31/2019 Islam
Hui China 05/24/2019 Islam
Masalit Sudan 05/17/2019 Islam
As always, if you have experience in this country or with this people group, feel free to comment or PM me and I will happily edit it so that we can better pray for these peoples!
Here is a list of definitions in case you wonder what exactly I mean by words like "Unreached"
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2020.09.26 07:30 R15ab The King

Hyatt Regency
Room-116
9pm
" Please provide me your full biodata young man. Although I have heard a lot about you , but want to hear about you from yourself." Mr Shrivastav asked me. I replied, " Boss, my name is Vijay Roy. Unlike most in this profession, I am well educated. And I can help you in nearly any of your work. I joined this profession to earn more cash and power. I have no loved one in my family, infact I don't have a family. Suresh might have told you about the works I have done till now." Suresh nodded. Shrivastav asked, " Yes, he told me all about you. But it's surprising that you joined mafia with that education qualification. Masters in Microbiology. Although that's your personal matter. It's sad that your superior and my man Ali , who was running my business in West Bengal along with the whole eastern India died in a police encounter a week ago. But we have to move on as this is business. I am providing you a job,which is also a suicide mission. If you succeed, then you will get a prize which you will never forget. And remember son, there are no scope of failure as if you fail, then you are dead. And moreover it's an one man job. Now it's your choice ."
I am Vijay Roy , I have done masters in microbiology. I joined the mafia to get revenge from those small time criminals who killed my parents a year ago. After joining mafia and doing some jobs for them, I got the chance to exert my revenge from those who forced me to enter in the life of crime. It was really very satisfying when I shot 3 of them in head from a very closed range.Within 1 year, I have done a lot of jobs like smuggling of illegal weapons, assassination, dealing of drugs. Despite being such a criminal , I never got caught. How can I when I left any evidence. Even though I am a high ranking gangster but cops don't know me. They knew Ali, dealings and working of our syndicate in Eastern India was his duty before getting killed by cops.
Next day
Mr Shrivastav called me and told me what the job is. He told, " Vijay, this is a very important job and crucial as well. You know Ramesh?" I replied, " Yes . Once he was your partner in crime but later he betrayed you and was killed in a car accident later." Mr Shrivastav told , " No my boy, the car accident in which he was supposedly died was staged. Currently he is under protection and surveillance of CBI. I want you to assassinate him. He is throwing a small party because of his son's 10th birthday. I will provide you your instruments." I replied, " I need 2 syringes, 1 bottle of Potassium cyanide and one bottle of strong tranquilizer , an anti personal and remote controlled explosive."
The target was living in Sonarpur with his wife and son. He was under supervision of CBI all the time. Upon reaching near the gate, I was stopped by a guard and was asked to move away. I moved away from the place because I had plan B. I had a forged I D CARD of a CBI officer and a fake beard and moustache and a spectacle. I applied my make up and went to the gate . The officer who stopped me saluted me and he opened the door for me. I moved inside the house and went followed the target everywhere he went. He went to the drawing room and switched the TV on. He was there for hardly 5 minutes and then went to washroom. In the mean time, I planted the bomb below his sofa. Its blasting radius is very small but it destroys anything in it's blasting radius. A while later he came back and sat on his sofa. I stood up and told him, " Mr Ramesh, I have to leave now. Be safe and trust no one." He replied , " Sir I am thankful to you and the whole department of CBI for saving me from Shrivastav. I wish you guys arrest him soon enough. Ok, good bye." I left without speaking a single word. I came out of his house and pressed the button of the detonator. A loud sound of explosion took place. I left the place without any nervousness.
2 months later
It all happened 2 months ago. Shrivastav kept his promise. He made me the Don of the whole Eastern India. After I took the responsibilities, I have killed everyone who could turn into potential threat to our syndicate. I also expanded the businesses. When Ali was there, we dealt in country made versions of foreign arms and drugs like cocaine , heroine and rarely Cannabis.
But after I came into action, we deal imported firearms, dealing of drugs like LSD, speed ball and synthetic drugs. The cops are looking for me everywhere but can't, because they don't know how I look.
3 months later
I am very close to Shrivastav now. He loves me like his own son, although I don't love him like dad. How can I? A father should treat his son more than himself. He has established himself as the king of underworld of the Indian Subcontinent and I am having only the Eastern India.
A week later
I killed one of my henchman named Abdul because he raped and killed a girl. I loaded only 1 bullet in my magnum revolver and after beating him badly, I place the gun's barrel over his groin and spun the revolving magazine and started pulling the trigger. Luckily he got more time to breath because the bullet came into the barrel after the sixth attempt. In the mean time, he got enough time to reconsider his life and his deeds. He repented many a times to which I replied , " You should have thought of this before raping and brutally killing her."
My boss was a little upset because I killed that rapist.
2 days later
Finally, cops got me. Somehow they traced me at my house. They expected me to be a little rogue and will not cooperate. The chief investigating officer DCP Mallik asked me, " Listen Vijay, provide us with all the information you know about your gang. Do you know that you are just a pawn and can be killed on Shrivastav's need. If you provide me the information then I assure you that you will get minimum punishment." I laughed and replied, " Mr Mallik, if you really wants the information and names of the people involved, then promise me that after arresting Shrivastav, you guys will remove cases against me. You know, make me an offer I can't refuse." At first, they refused it but later when they understood that if they want to eradicate crime and arrest Sanjay Shrivastav, then they need me and I want to be a free man. I told them, " Officers I have a pendrive in which the names and details of every member of our syndicate are loaded. If you guarantee me freedom, then I can guarantee you all the details." They had to agree to me now. ACP Riya Mukherjee, one of the cops present there told me , " Okay , we will. But you have to help us in getting Shrivastav. And by tomorrow only." I agreed to them.
Next Day
Shrivastav along with two of his guards came to the place where I told them to meet. I told him that I am going to give him a surprise. By 5o clock in morning, he came along with his two guards, Rocky and John. He asked me , " Come on Vijay, what's the surprise?" As reply, I drew my gun which was given to me by the cops for my safety in this job and it had only 2 bullets in it's magazine, and killed his guards. In retaliation, when Shrivastav pointed his gun out and was about to shoot me, cops appeared from everywhere and announced, " Sanjay Shrivastav, put down your weapon and surrender yourself or face the consequences." Shrivastav became furious and told me, " You two faced snake, you think you will be alive after getting me arrested? I will surrender myself today but I will return to kill you." When he was about to put his gun down, the cops shot him.
News Report
Criminal mastermind Sanjay Shrivastav has been shot dead by a combined team of CBI and Kolkata police near Hooghly Bridge. Sanjay's gang used to smuggle drugs, arms and used to take assassination contract. Police department also got some valuable resources about the syndicate from an ex gang member. Sanjay's lieutenant , Vijay Roy is missing. He used to run Sanjay's businesses all over eastern india. DCP Vishal Mallik and ACP Riya Mukherjee, the chief investigating officers of the case are congratulated personally by the Prime minister and president.
According to the latest information, Shrivastav's all the underbosses, who were responsible for his businesses in the northern, western and southern India are arrested. Shrivastav's underbosses from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri lanka and Myanmar are also neutralized by the police department and Interpol.
That night, 12 am. Dooars, West Bengal.
" You are really one of the most clever criminal I have ever seen in my career of 2 years." I replied, " Riya , People say that one should not try to play with a snake. Shrivastav made a mistake by playing with me." Riya, the lady cop in the case was none other than the love of my life. We met in the school and studied together in college and university. We fell during the early days of college. Later she cracked UPSC and became an IPS officer and I became a Don. But she supported me every time, because I never caused any harm to civilians. Actually I made a plan while rising through ranks in the mafia. I was the one who gave tip about Ali to the cops via Riya and I knew that this will bring Shrivastav to me. And slowly I gained his trust. While working with him, I gathered all the info about the syndicate and stored it in a pendrive secretly. Then one day I told Riya to arrest me and I will help them bring down the syndicate in return of a new identity. Cops didn't intended to shoot him. But Riya, who was in command of that team , gave order to shoot and everyone shot him. The pendrive I gave to the cops contained information about the people who could turn potential threat to me. As I am the only high ranking gangster from the syndicate, so all these businesses belong to me now.
Riya asked me, " Now what?" I replied , " Now, all the activities and trades by the syndicate all over the Indian Subcontinent is under my control and I am the king." Riya sarcastically asked , " And what if cops get to know about it and hunt you?" I replied, " Don't worry sweet heart, It's not only difficult to trace me, but it's impossible."
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2020.09.23 08:50 spacetemple Anyone here from a non-Sri Lankan Buddhist background?

I know that this subreddit usually dwells on a lot of Hindu and Islamic stuff for obvious reasons, and occassionally I see some Christian, Sikh and Jain stuff here from time to time, all very interesting things to learn about. 👌
But I was curious if any of you come from a Buddhist background that isn't Sri Lankan. Buddhism used to be quite widely spread across South Asia long ago (heck it was even the main religion in Maldives at some point) and largely died out for multiple reasons- only leaving Nepal and Sri Lanka (and I guess Bhutan) where Buddhist followers are significant. :3
Also, just tell me which ethnic group you are part of (or any other non-Sri Lankan South Asian you know who is Buddhist) and whether you or your family converted to it recently or if it is "part" of your ancestry if you know what I mean. For example, most Sinhalese would have their ancestors practicing the religion as far as 2000 years back. Do you often go to the temple? Are you lapsed or are you quite pious? Do you often meet other Buddhists of your background? :D
I'm just curious cause I've never in my life ever met a South Asian Buddhist who wasn't from Sri Lanka.
:-0
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2020.09.22 16:30 micknanuel My (22M) needs have made my girlfriend (21F) insecure

Hey guys, long time lurker but first-time poster here. I would really appreciate some help. This is long, so bear with me.
My girlfriend and I have had a long history. We were together for a short period in high school in 2015 but we broke up amicably. We reconnected in August 2018 and have been together since, but in a long-distance relationship since the beginning of 2019.
Our families both reside in Sri Lanka (SL) - this is where we went to school together and this is where we ever spend any time together. We are both uni students now and having chosen different parts of the globe long before reconnecting, our LDR was quite inconvenient with regards to actually meeting. When I left to the US in January last year, she left back to Australia, and the only time we were both able to come back to Sri Lanka and see each other was in December. She left back to Australia in Jan 2020, and I stayed in Sri Lanka. We were excited that our distance was reduced so greatly from being 18 hours behind her to just being 4 hours behind. Plus, it meant I would get to see her twice in the year, during the summer and winter. But thanks to Covid, she was unable to travel and still is. We have no clue when she will be able to get a flight over here - it could be a few weeks from now, or it could be at the end of 2021. Since Jan 2019 till now, almost Oct 2020, I have only spent a total of 3 weeks with her. We miss each other terribly.
I am a very sensitive, submissive, and emotional guy, I have no problems with expressing my emotions or desires, and the love languages I need the most are physical touch and words of affirmation. Sadly, in an LDR, physical touch is impossible, so all I could receive was words of affirmation.
My girlfriend, on the other hand, though the sweetest person I know, is almost the opposite of me in terms of being vocal. She rarely gives me words of affirmation because she isn't used to showing emotion, and she finds it hard to do so. She says she tries, and I believe she means it, but it was still rarely ever done, and it has just not been nearly enough for me. In addition, a traumatic experience with an ex has also made it nearly impossible for her to initiate sexual contact or advances of any sort. Prior to knowing this, I felt very unwanted and unloved for a while because of a lack of what I needed in order to feel loved and know that I am loved. And I told her so.
I have been as understanding as I could be with this, as I know that it is hard for her and not just something she is refusing to do, so I have been patient with her and I have let her know this. But ever since I told her that there wasn't a single time I actually felt genuinely wanted (I used to not feel loved but that was more thanks to my crippling insecurities and triggers), she has been distraught and not herself.
That was about a month and a half ago, and since then our relationship has only gotten worse. Her mental state has been deteriorating and there was more and more tension between us. She is now riddled with insecurities, which is very concerning as she has told me she has never ever had insecurities this bad before. She fears that she is not enough for me and that she will never be enough. She trusts me less, she questions my words, and sometimes even expects me to be so sick of her that I would cheat on her. In tandem, it was also hard for me going through with this, knowing that it would be unreasonable for me to receive the love I needed while she was like this, but still needing it nonetheless. We got into a really rough patch where we would argue no matter what we would talk about.
Though now we have been getting better; we haven't had an argument for about two weeks now, but our relationship really isn't the same. She is terribly fearful that I will leave her or cheat on her. She finds it impossible to even accept my reassurances or even me telling me that I love her. She doesn't believe it, according to her because she doesn't understand how I could after I have felt what I have told her I have felt. She also finds it impossible to tell me she loves me at all, because she feels like I won't believe it based on what I have felt.
All this has also made her more skeptical about us lasting. We have had an absolutely amazing relationship thus far, and everything this year seems to have made it harder and harder. I am trying my absolute hardest to bear through this, and convince her that she will not feel this way forever. But it is still really hard for me to keep telling her that she shouldn't feel this way because she keeps arguing that she should and she deserves it. She sees herself as the reason for everything wrong with us. And with me now not just lacking the show of love that I need but now getting even less of it, it is really wearing me down. Our conversations aren't nearly as bubbly as they used to be, and I miss her and them with all my heart.
So please help me Reddit, what can I do to change her mind and rid her of these insecurities? She cant keep having them, because I know that will just affect her too much and will lead to the end of us. What can I ask her, or suggest, or anything? Should I even do anything? Should I take myself out of her life, knowing that I did this to her? I am deeply in love with her and I would do anything to help her.
Tl;dr - me feeling unwanted by my ldr gf due to an absence of affirmative words and sexual advances has made her terribly insecure and she can now not even accept the love I try to show her.
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2020.09.22 15:24 micknanuel My (22M) needs have become my LDR girlfriend's (21F) insecurities

My girlfriend and I have had a long history. We were together for a short period in high school in 2015 but we broke up amicably. We reconnected in August 2018 and have been together since, but in a long-distance relationship since the beginning of 2019.
Our families both reside in Sri Lanka (SL) - this is where we went to school together and this is where we ever spend any time together. We are both uni students now and having chosen different parts of the globe long before reconnecting, our LDR was quite inconvenient with regards to actually meeting. When I left to the US in January last year, she left back to Australia, and the only time we were both able to come back to Sri Lanka and see each other was in December. She left back to Australia in Jan 2020, and I stayed in Sri Lanka. We were excited that our distance was reduced so greatly from being 18 hours behind her to just being 4 hours behind. Plus, it meant I would get to see her twice in the year, during the summer and winter. But thanks to Covid, she was unable to travel and still is. We have no clue when she will be able to get a flight over here - it could be a few weeks from now, or it could be at the end of 2021. Since Jan 2019 till now, almost Oct 2020, I have only spent a total of 3 weeks with her. We miss each other terribly.
My girlfriend and I both have trauma from our pasts that has influenced the people we have grown into. I am a very sensitive, submissive, and emotional guy, I have no problems with expressing my emotions or desires, and the love languages I need the most are physical touch and words of affirmation. Sadly, in an LDR, physical touch is impossible, so all I could receive was words of affirmation. I have also developed serious trauma and trust issues because of my previous relationships, which have given me serious relationship anxiety and created many triggers which send me into a panic attack, which my gf has unfortunately had to deal with because of me.
My girlfriend, on the other hand, though the sweetest person I know, is almost the opposite of me in terms of being vocal. She rarely gives me words of affirmation because she isn't used to showing emotion, and she finds it hard to do so. She has claimed to try, and I believe she meant it, but it was still rarely ever done, and it has just not been nearly enough for me. In addition, a traumatic experience with an ex has also made it nearly impossible for her to initiate sexual contact or advances of any sort. Prior to knowing this, I felt very unwanted and unloved for a while because of a lack of what I needed in order to feel loved and know that I am loved. And I told her so.
I have been as understanding as I could be with this, as I know that it is hard for her and not just something she is refusing to do, so I have been patient with her and I have let her know this. But ever since I told her that there wasn't a single time I actually felt genuinely wanted (I used to not feel loved but that was more thanks to my crippling insecurities and triggers), she has been distraught and not herself.
That was about a month and a half ago, and since then our relationship has only gotten worse. Her mental state has been deteriorating and there was more and more tension between us. She is now riddled with insecurities, which is very concerning as she has told me she has never ever had insecurities this bad before. She fears that she is not enough for me and that she will never be enough. She trusts me less, she questions my words, and sometimes even expects me to be so sick of her that I would cheat on her. In tandem, it was also hard for me going through with this, knowing that it would be unreasonable for me to receive the love I needed while she was like this, but still needing it nonetheless. We got into a really rough patch where we would argue no matter what we would talk about.
Though now we have been getting better; we haven't had an argument for about two weeks now, but our relationship really isn't the same. She is terribly fearful that I will leave her or cheat on her. She finds it impossible to even accept my reassurances or even me telling me that I love her. She doesn't believe it, according to her because she doesn't understand how I could after I have felt what I have told her I have felt. She also finds it impossible to tell me she loves me at all, because she feels like I won't believe it based on what I have felt.
All this has also made her more skeptical about us lasting. We have had an absolutely amazing relationship thus far, and everything this year seems to have made it harder and harder. I am trying my absolute hardest to bear through this, and convince her that she will not feel this way forever. But it is still really hard for me to keep telling her that she shouldn't feel this way because she keeps arguing that she should and she deserves it. She sees herself as the reason for everything wrong with us. And with me now not just lacking the show of love that I need but now getting even less of it, it is really wearing me down. Our conversations aren't nearly as bubbly as they used to be, and I miss her and them with all my heart.
So please help me Reddit, what can I do to change her mind and rid her of these insecurities? She cant keep having them, because I know that will just affect her too much and will lead to the end of us. What can I ask her, or suggest, or anything? Should I even do anything? Should I take myself out of her life, knowing that I did this to her? I am deeply in love with her and I would do anything to help her.

Tl;dr - me feeling unwanted by my ldr gf due to an absence of affirmative words and sexual advances has made her terribly insecure and she can now not even accept the love I try to show her.
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2020.09.14 21:49 chayan4400 COVID-19 Inbound/Outbound Travel Info

General Information

The Sri Lankan Border is closed to non-citizens. The Airport is closed to regular inbound travel, regardless of citizenship. There is a difference; see below if you're trying to return. Outbound flights are leaving as normal. Yes, I know you can still book regular flights online to Colombo. That does not mean the airlines have insider info on when the Airport will open back up. They are simply trying to generate cashflow; the flights can and will be canceled closer to departure if the Airport isn't open.
The latest public release by the government post-poned the reopening of the airport indefinitely. No-one here can tell you when it will open for regular inbound flights. Gota probably could, but I highly doubt he's on Reddit.

Non-citizens

If you're a tourist or foreign expat trying to travel to Sri Lanka in the near future, please re-think your travel plans. The border is currently closed to non-citizens.
If your travel plans are not immediate, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has a comprehensive document on the draft protocols for tourist management immediately after re-opening. Here is a condensed version of the most important guidelines:
Remember these are all draft protocols; they are subject to change according to the global and local effects of the pandemic. Given the nature of local governance, it is also impossible to predict what guidelines will be enforced. Unless you have a pressing need to travel to SL, wait until the airport reopens and people have an idea of the system that's actually implemented.

Returning Sri Lankan Citizens

If you're a citizen looking to return to SL, you can do so. The Airport is closed for regular inbound flights though, so DO NOT book a regular ticket online or through a travel agent. If you wish to return to SL, there are special government repatriation flights that ferry returnees.
If you want to get a seat on one of those flights, contact your local Sri Lankan High Commission ASAP. They will help you get on the wait-list for a flight. There's already a ton of people waiting to be repatriated, so the sooner you do this the better. You will have to pay for the flight; expect it to be substantially more than a regular one. A one-way ticket from Halifax (Canada)-Colombo on the repatriation flight cost US$2200; this route is usually $1400-1700. Shorter routes have less of a markup.
Upon landing, you will be subject to 14 days of quarantine, either at a hotel or at a government run quarantine centre. Government run centres are free. Current ones that I know of are at the Aryuvedic Hospital and the Moratuwa University dorms. The ones I've seen are individual rooms, sometimes with communal bathrooms. You may or may not have to share a room with someone else depending on the exact QC. Meals are provided at no additional charge.
Hotel quarantines cost between LKR7500 to 15000 per night, depending on the exact hotel. Most are LKR7500 per person on a dual-sharing basis, and 12500 for a single room. This will be at hotels like Citrus Waskaduwa, Jetwing Lagoon, Avani Benthota, etc. All of those were/are being used for quarantine. You don't have a choice on which hotel you're sent to; the government will decide for each flight. Payment is made in full alongside the ticket to the High Commissions prior to departure.
Regardless of which option you choose, you'll have at least one PCR test during your stay. Most of the info above is from personal experience, or from secondary information from my friends who've been through the process.

Outbound Travel

If you need to fly out of Sri Lanka, there are regular flights leaving. You do need to make sure you meet all the entry requirements of the country you're flying to, as most airlines will check documentation at check-in. Barring additional health and documentation checks at the airport though there's no change in the process. It would be best to arrive at the airport with extra time to spare.

I'll be updating this post as we receive new information on the procedures for reopening. If anyone has any questions, leave them in the comments and I'll do my best to find an answer. Also, if you spot outdated/incorrect data feel free to correct me.
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2020.09.14 16:10 partypastor Unreached People Group of the Week - Arab (Gulf Spoken) of Qatar

Welcome back to the UPG of the Week! Sorry I missed last week, I was on a very long and very wonderful/fun road trip and completely forgot on Labor Day. Now, without further ado, meet the Arabs of Qatar.
How Unreached Are They?
The Arabs of Qatar are only 0.5% Christian (if that). That means that out of their population of 500,000, there are maybe 2,500. Thats 1 believer for every 200 unbeliever.
There is not a fully completed bible in their language (Arabic, Gulf Spoken)
[Edit: From u/jakeallen]
there are good translations into Modern Standard Arabic. If someone in this group learns to read, they learn to read MSA, not a dialect.
The internet can do some good. Facebook ads can lead people to the right messaging. But in person witnessing will build the church, which is the hardest thing to do right now.
What are they like?
Typical qualification that all people groups can't be summed up in small paragraphs and this is an over generalization.
Life for Saudi Arabs is one of harsh existence with few material belongings. Their main possession is the home - a long tent made from woven goat or animal hair. These tents are not permanent dwellings and are divided into two parts by a decorative partition called a gata. Typically, half of the tent is for the women, children, cooking utensils, and storage, while the other half is for the men. The men's section, which contains a fireplace built in the dirt, is used for entertaining guests. Men sit and make plans for the group, while the women do most of the work.
Animals are very important to the Saudi Arab lifestyle. Those who stay close to the desert's edge herd goats and sheep; whereas, those who travel and raid in the desert rely solely on camels. Sheep and goats are raised for monetary value, and camels are used for transportation.
Dairy products have been the traditional food source for Saudi Arabs. Camel's and goat's milk is drunk fresh or made into yogurt and a kind of butter called ghee. Most Arab meals consist of a bowl of milk or yogurt, or rice covered with ghee. Round loaves of unleavened bread are also served when available. Dates, which can be found in desert oases, are eaten as desserts after meals. Meat is served only on special occasions, such as for guests, marriage feasts, or special ceremonies.
Reflecting the influence of their Muslim religion, the Saudi Arab practice endogamous marriages (marriage within a small social circle). Inheritance is patrilineal (inherited by the next male family member). Saudi Arab clothing is designed for the harsh climate. It is made of lightweight, light-colored fabric and is also loose-fitting, allowing for the circulation of air. Joshua Project
History Lesson
Saudi Arabia is home to a number of different Arab groups. Saudi Arabs (more commonly known as the Gulf Arab) live primarily along the southern edges of the Arabian Desert in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. Saudi Arabs in Qatar speak a language called Arabiya or, as it is more commonly known, Gulf Arabic.
The Arab culture was developed by tribes of nomads and villagers who lived in the Arabian Desert. From there, some of them later migrated into northern Africa. There are two basic classes of Arab: the true nomads and the fellahin-those who have embraced farming. The nomads are best known for their treks across barren deserts on camels, occasionally raiding caravans crossing their paths. The fellahin are more settled, living on the edge of the desert. Most Saudi Arab are herdsmen, who move into the desert during the rainy winter season, then back to the desert's edge in the dry, hot summer. Joshua Project
What do they believe?
The founding of Islam in the seventh century profoundly altered the course of Saudi history. Today, the great majority of Saudi Arabs in Qatar are Hanbalite (Wahhabite) Muslims. In the mid-1700s, Mohammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab formed his fundamentalist sect, and today, the Saudi see themselves as the preservers of the true Islamic faith. The Wahhabites reject all innovations introduced into Islam after the third century of its existence and are very traditional in their practice of Islam. Their desire is to maintain and propagate what they see as the "true" path of Islam. Joshua Project
How can we pray for them?
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. (Romans 10:1)
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Here are the previous weeks threads on the UPG of the Week for Reformed
People Group Country Date Posted Beliefs
Arab Qatar 09/14/2020 Islam
Turkmen Turkmenistan 08/31/2020 Islam
Lyuli Uzbekistan 08/24/2020 Islam
Kyrgyz Kyrgyzstan 08/17/2020 Islam*
Yakut Russia 08/10/2020 Animism*
Northern Katang Laos 08/03/2020 Animism
Uyghur Kazakhstan 07/27/2020 Islam
Syrian (Levant Arabs) Syria 07/20/2020 Islam
Teda Chad 07/06/2020 Islam
Kotokoli Togo 06/28/2020 Islam
Hobyot Oman 06/22/2020 Islam
Moor Sri Lanka 06/15/2020 Islam
Shaikh Bangladesh 06/08/2020 Islam
Khalka Mongols Mongolia 06/01/2020 Animism
Comorian France 05/18/2020 Islam
Bedouin Jordan 05/11/2020 Islam
Muslim Thai Thailand 05/04/2020 Islam
Nubian Uganda 04/27/2020 Islam
Kraol Cambodia 04/20/2020 Animism
Tay Vietnam 04/13/2020 Animism
Yoruk Turkey 04/06/2020 Islam
Xiaoliangshn Nosu China 03/30/2020 Animism
Jat (Muslim) Pakistan 03/23/2020 Islam
Beja Bedawi Egypt 03/16/2020 Islam
Tunisian Arabs Tunisia 03/09/2020 Islam
Yemeni Arab Yemen 03/02/2020 Islam
Bosniak Croatia 02/24/2020 Islam
Azerbaijani Georgia 02/17/2020 Islam
Zaza-Dimli Turkey 02/10/2020 Islam
Huichol Mexico 02/03/2020 Animism
Kampuchea Krom Cambodia 01/27/2020 Buddhism
Lao Krang Thailand 01/20/2020 Buddhism
Gilaki Iran 01/13/2020 Islam
Uyghurs China 01/01/2020 Islam
Israeli Jews Israel 12/18/2019 Judaism
Drukpa Bhutan 12/11/2019 Buddhism
Malay Malaysia 12/04/2019 Islam
Lisu (Reached People Group) China 11/27/2019 Christian
Dhobi India 11/20/2019 Hinduism
Burmese Myanmar 11/13/2019 Buddhism
Minyak Tibetans China 11/06/2019 Buddhism
Yazidi Iraq 10/30/2019 Animism*
Turks Turkey 10/23/2019 Islam
Kurds Syria 10/16/2019 Islam
Kalmyks Russia 10/09/2019 Buddhism
Luli Tajikistan 10/02/2019 Islam
Japanese Japan 09/25/2019 Shintoism
Urak Lawoi Thailand 09/18/2019 Animism
Kim Mun Vietnam 09/11/2019 Animism
Tai Lue Laos 09/04/2019 Bhuddism
Sundanese Indonesia 08/28/2019 Islam
Central Atlas Berbers Morocco 08/21/2019 Islam
Fulani Nigeria 08/14/2019 Islam
Sonar India 08/07/2019 Hinduism
Pattani Malay Thailand 08/02/2019 Islam
Thai Thailand 07/26/2019 Buddhism
Baloch Pakistan 07/19/2019 Islam
Alawite Syria 07/12/2019 Islam*
Huasa Cote d'Ivoire 06/28/2019 Islam
Chhetri Nepal 06/21/2019 Hinduism
Beja Sudan 06/14/2019 Islam
Yinou China 06/07/2019 Animism
Kazakh Kazakhstan 05/31/2019 Islam
Hui China 05/24/2019 Islam
Masalit Sudan 05/17/2019 Islam
As always, if you have experience in this country or with this people group, feel free to comment or PM me and I will happily edit it so that we can better pray for these peoples!
Here is a list of definitions in case you wonder what exactly I mean by words like "Unreached"
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2020.08.30 20:19 rippan9 Spousal Sponsorship - Indian Citizen and Canadian PR

Hello, my girlfriend and I are looking for advice and information on the spousal sponsorship program. Sorry for the long post!
Background: My gf and I have known each other since 2009 when we added each other on Facebook because we had a mutual friend in high school. We have been online friends since then and kept in touch throughout the years (supporting text transcripts will be available). From 2017 onward, our relationship started to take shape. In 2018, we decided to meet up and I visited her in person in Kolkata, India and we made things official. Since then, we have been on multiple trips, including Malaysia (June 2019), Oman (September 2019) and recently to Indonesia and Vietnam (March 2020). We are genuinely looking to spend our lives together. During the Malaysia trip, we decided to stop by in Mumbai to meet my parents and they also completely adore her. Her parents also know about me and support this relationship.
I am well settled in Canada right now with a stable and well paying job and own a condo where I currently live. I have been a permanent resident of Canada since Mar 2019. She also has a well paying job with a multinational company in India and has completed her MBA prior to this. She intends to keep working for the duration of the application too. During her MBA, we tried to apply for a TRV for her to visit me in Canada, but that application was refused because she was a student back then with no financial independence or significant ties (makes sense?).
I believe we have enough supporting documents in the form of photos, texts, gifts, travel bookings over a span of more than 3 years. We have mutual friends in both the countries.
Current Plan: I would like for her to move to Canada and for both to start living together. The best way to do so seems to be the spousal sponsorship and we are happy to get married. I am in fact planning on getting a diamond ring to propose to her. Since we like travelling so much, we are talking about getting married in a resort in Sri Lanka and getting the marriage certificate attested at the Indian High Commission so that it is registered in India. Our wedding ceremony will be simple with vows being exchanged at a beach or garden in a civil ceremony. Nothing religious. We are planning on the wedding ceremony being done just for the two of us and no guests, not even parents, even though they fully approve of us. Once the wedding is done, we are planning on hosting a small reception in Mumbai where the families will join us.
Questions:
Now the reason we are doing this is, my gf and I are atheists and do not believe in the "standard" religious ceremony that usually accompanies an Indian Wedding. Based on our readings of posts here, it seems CIC looks for what is "standard" in the applicant's culture? Is it not ok for a non religious couple to have a simple yet decent wedding ceremony? How do we get around the fact that a religious ceremony over 5/6 days is just not acceptable to us?
Is there any potential red flag that you note here that might be of concern?
We also did not want to do the wedding in India because again, you have to register under a specific religious act and we are against that idea. Additionally, there is a 30 day waiting period from when you give notice to the marriage officer to when the actual wedding can take place.
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2020.08.28 01:09 cp18101985 Bali's closed till next year. : ( Where to go now?

My partner and I had been tentatively planning to go to Bali for 6 months in November. They decided today to cancel the reopening until at least 2021. We were living in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico for six months until March and got stuck in the US during a brief trip after they closed the borders and a lot of flights were shut down. We've been hiding out in this remote New England town this entire time and would love to get out of this country again, especially since the covid risk is a lot higher here.I've lived in Spain, France, and Norway (the latter being my favourite), as well as Cameroon, which I didn't like, one, from having developed serious health issues, but also culturally as I was constantly expected to conform to local customs without having been there very long, and lectured for not giving proper greetings, etc (which I feel was partly sexist), and I was in a small remote town with only a handful of other aid workers. We've been thinking about Caribbean islands, and from reading a little, I feel like some of those have a similar culture with low privacy and where people are very extroverted and will talk to you in the street, come up to your house, etc which just freaks me out a little bit. Though maybe Bali would be a little bit similar (from what I remember of Eat Pray Love) but nicer? I loved living in Mexico because people were a little more reserved like me, but the negative part is it was harder to make friends. We didn't want to go back to Vallarta now since covid is pretty bad there.We were really interested in Bali because it's kind of a digital nomad capital, and we would like to meet more digital nomads, and because of the affordability. There's only a handful of places open to Americans now... From a National Geographic article..."As of August 3, destinations open to U.S. visitors include Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Cambodia, Croatia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, French Polynesia, Ireland, Jamaica, the Maldives, Mexico, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Sint Maarten, Sri Lanka, St. Barts, St. Martin, Tanzania, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates (but only Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah), the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Dominica is expected to start welcoming Americans on August 7, and Belize follows suit on August 15."Anyone have recommendations for any of those? ( :
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2020.08.28 00:48 supamundane808 Bali's closed till next year. : ( Where to go now?

My partner and I had been tentatively planning to go to Bali for 6 months in November. They decided today to cancel the reopening until at least 2021. We were living in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico for six months until March and got stuck in the US during a brief trip after they closed the borders and a lot of flights were shut down. We've been hiding out in this remote New England town this entire time and would love to get out of this country again, especially since the covid risk is a lot higher here.
I've lived in Spain, France, and Norway (the latter being my favourite), as well as Cameroon, which I didn't like, one, from having developed serious health issues, but also culturally as I was constantly expected to conform to local customs without having been there very long, and lectured for not giving proper greetings, etc (which I feel was partly sexist), and I was in a small remote town with only a handful of other aid workers. We've been thinking about Caribbean islands, and from reading a little, I feel like some of those have a similar culture with low privacy and where people are very extroverted and will talk to you in the street, come up to your house, etc which just freaks me out a little bit. Though maybe Bali would be a little bit similar (from what I remember of Eat Pray Love) but nicer? I loved living in Mexico because people were a little more reserved like me, but the negative part is it was harder to make friends. We didn't want to go back to Vallarta now since covid is pretty bad there.
We were really interested in Bali because it's kind of a digital nomad capital, and we would like to meet more digital nomads, and because of the affordability. There's only a handful of places open to Americans now... From a National Geographic article...
"As of August 3, destinations open to U.S. visitors include Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Cambodia, Croatia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, French Polynesia, Ireland, Jamaica, the Maldives, Mexico, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Sint Maarten, Sri Lanka, St. Barts, St. Martin, Tanzania, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates (but only Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah), the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Dominica is expected to start welcoming Americans on August 7, and Belize follows suit on August 15."
Anyone have recommendations for any of those? ( :
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2020.08.27 06:44 ThatWhovian2001 How are you, India?

I'm not Indian but I did go to an Indian school since birth up untill I was 16, it was in the middle East, and had Indians from all over. I think I was the only foreigner there to be honest, I never did see another. It was so peaceful, everyone loved each others culture and religion, noone fought, everyone was so chill with Pakistanis who lived around the area (besides during cricket time) . I genuinely believed Indians were so chill back in their home. But seeing all the news (idrk if it's just biased or Ive just been looking in to the bad too much) you all seem really divided. At times I dream about the days I get too meet my childhood friends and introduce my girlfriend and tell them about all the times that have passed. I'm afraid tho, everytime I see India in the news, it's really negative. Something racist or someone or multiple people get raped or whatever. I understand coming from experience that my country(Sri Lanka) wasn't as bad as I thought it was after coming down for the first time in almost 17 years. Is India the same? Would me and my friends be safe coming there (some with hijab). How are y'all anyways? What's you guys been upto ,feel free to say whatevers in your head
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2020.08.26 10:07 Thisnameistrashy [DIPLOMACY] The ADL's Charter and other important things to know

Following a vote in the Asian Democratic League, the nations in it have voted to change the ADL's constitution to a charter written by the delegate from South Korea. The new charter, as well as all future constitutional amendments, a summary of members of the ADL charter and observer states, as well as other things to keep in mind will all be kept here to help the ADL and potential members of it decide whether they should join and what to do with it.

The Charter of the Asian Democratic League

ARTICLE 1- Ideals
  1. The ADL is a organization of Sovereign nations committed to promoting the Ideals of democracy and free and fair elections
  2. The ADL also upholds the ideals and notion of collective self defence
ARTICLE 2-Membership
  1. All sovereign nations in the world are applicable for membership in the ADL
  2. The ADL members will have a seat in the ADL Assembly
  3. Nations may opt for honorary, or observer positions in the ADL
  4. A nation may be removed from the ADL in case of violating the principles of the ADL as well as violating a clause in this charter
  5. Addition or removal of a nation to the ADL must take place by a formal letter of resignation or acceptance to the ADL and this motion will be voted upon by the members of the ADL. In order for the motion to pass, it requires 70% majority in the Assembly of the ADL
  6. Observer states are nations that have chosen to be affiliated with the Asian Democratic League, but do not want a full relationship for one reason or another. They will not be part of the ADL free trade zone, the ADL free trade of ideas, cannot vote in ADL meetings and do not need to be privy to the ADL's laws, but are expected (but not legally required) to come to the aid of fellow ADL members in the case of a defensive war (as defined below).
ARTICLE 3- Structure
  1. The main body of the ADL will be the Assembly. This will have both legislative and executive powers
  2. All ADL members in the Assembly will have 1 vote and there will not be any VETO power
  3. Voting to change the constitution of the Asian Democratic League will have to go through a majority-vote process, where every nation has one vote. To have a constitutional amendment go through at least 60% of the members of the Asian Democratic League have to vote in favour of the resolution.
  4. Matters that are not constitutional amendments (like foreign policy) will need a 60% majority to pass.
  5. Resolutions pertaining to military action will also be raised in the Assembly and will require 60% majority to pass unless there has been a breach of peace and/or a member of the ADL is attacked or if there has been an armed attack against a member of the ADL
  6. The Director General of the ADL will be picked from the member countries for a 3 year term. The DG is required to take charge of procedury powers as well as act as the spokesperson of the ADL
  7. The DG will be chosen from the member nations in a cyclic manner in which each nation will send a Competent and Accomplished national of their country to act as the DG for 3 years. The order in which the countries that select the DG is dependent on the date of joining the ADL
  8. The Assembly will meet quarterly in a year and each member has the right to summon the Assembly to deliberate on a particular matter
  9. An emergency meeting of the Assembly can be called for in case of
a) Armed attack on any ADL member
b) Natural or Artificial disasters
c) A period of extreme disquiet
  1. An emergency meeting will assume full executive powers
ARTICLE 4- Military functions and structure
  1. For the purposes of this Charter, a breach of peace comprises an armed attack set out by the Rome Statute, the following clauses:(a) The invasion or attack by the armed forces of a State of the territory of another State, or any military occupation, however temporary, resulting from such invasion or attack, or any annexation by the use of force of the territory of another State or part thereof;(b) Bombardment by the armed forces of a State against the territory of another State or the use of any weapons by a State against the territory of another State;(c) The blockade of the ports or coasts of a State by the armed forces of another State;(d) An attack by the armed forces of a State on the land, sea or air forces, or marine and air fleets of another State;(e) The use of armed forces of one State which are within the territory of another State with the agreement of the receiving State, in contravention of the conditions provided for in the agreement or any extension of their presence in such territory beyond the termination of the agreement;(f) The action of a State in allowing its territory, which it has placed at the disposal of another State, to be used by that other State for perpetrating an act of aggression against a third State;(g) The sending by or on behalf of a State of armed bands, groups, irregulars or mercenaries, which carry out acts of armed force against another State of such gravity as to amount to the acts listed above, or its substantial involvement therein.
  2. The ADL recognizes the need for pre-emptive self defence and recognizes the same, the caroline test being applicable
  3. The ADL when it undertakes military action or use of force, it will be under the Joint Command Center of the ADL
  4. The Joint Command Center will organize and execute actions and it will be commanded by the nation that is affected by the armed attack or if the aforesaid nation decides to give command to another able nation, it will be able to do so
  5. Considering the threat of nuclear weapons, the ADL is advised to form a nuclear umbrella that includes and protects all nations in this umbrella i.e. if any nation in the charter is attacked by nuclear weapons, the other nations in the ADL must retaliate
  6. The high contracting parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defense recognized by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security
ARTICLE 5- Trade, commerce and the defence sector
  1. The ADL encourages free and fair trade among it's members
  2. The ADL will share information in the following manner:
a. Considering that their mutual security and defense require that they be prepared to meet the contingencies of atomic and conventional warfare;
b. Considering that both countries have made substantial progress in the development of atomic and conventional weapons;
c. Considering that they are participating together in international arrangements pursuant to which they are making substantial and material contributions to their mutual defense and security;
d. Recognizing that their common defense and security will be advanced by the exchange of information concerning atomic energy and by the transfer of equipment and materials for use therein;
e. Believing that such exchange and transfer can be undertaken without risk to the defense and security of either country;
f. While the high contracting parties are participating in an international arrangement for their mutual defense and security and making substantial and material contributions thereto, each Party will communicate to and exchange with the other Party information, and transfer materials and equipment to the other Party, in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement provided that the communicating or transferring Party determines that such cooperation will promote and will not constitute an unreasonable' risk to its defense and security.
g. Each Party will communicate to or exchange with the other Party such classified information as is jointly determined to be necessary to:
i. the development of defense plans;
ii. The application or use of any information (including design drawings and specifications), material or equipment communicated, exchanged or transferred under this Agreement shall be the responsibility of the Party receiving it, and the other Party does not provide any indemnity, and does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of such information and does not warrant the suitability or completeness of such information. material or equipment for any particular use or application.
h. Cooperation under this Agreement will be carried out by each of the Parties in accordance with its applicable laws.
i. Nothing in this Agreement shall preclude the communication or exchange of classified information which is transmissible under other arrangements between the Parties.
j . Classified information. materials and equipment communicated or transferred pursuant to this Agreement shall be accorded full security protection under applicable security arrangements between the Parties and applicable national legislation and regulations of the Parties. In no case shall either Party maintain security standards for safeguarding classified information, materials or equipment made available pursuant to this Agreement less restrictive than those set forth in the applicable security arrangements in effect on the date this Agreement comes into force.
ARTICLE 6 - Leaving the charter
  1. in case that any country wishes to leave or exit the ADL it will have to fulfill its obligations to the ADL for a time period of 2 years and then will be allowed to leave by submission of a formal resignation letter
ARTICLE 7- Pacific settlement of disputes
  1. In case of maritime or territorial disagreements between the nations, the Permanent Court of Arbitration will be the de facto body of arbitration if bilateral agreements are not fruitful
  2. The ADL denounces war as an instrument of foreign policy to settle any dispute
ARTICLE 7- Closing remarks
  1. this charter comes into force immediately after it's passage in the ADL

Members

India
Malaysia
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Thailand
The Philippines
The United Arab Republic (probably: the NPCs haven't voted on it)

Observers

Sierra Federal Republic / Mid-Atlantic Union / Laurentia
France / European Federation
United Kingdom
Panama

Current and past activities:

Sanctions on China (M] we still haven't voted to repeal these, but it's been a while and the Sino-Australian war ended a while back so maybe this isn't in effect?)

[M] If I've left anything out just tell me somewhere with link to post and I'll put it here.
CHINA WHY DID YOU STEAL JAPAN AND MONGOLIA AND RUSSIA FROM BEING FRIENDS WITH ME?
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2020.08.24 19:42 partypastor Unreached People Group of the Week - Lyuli in Uzbekistan

Sup guys, I accidentally slept till 9 today, so my day is all wonky but I'm sitting in class now so its the perfect time to work on this post right? I always pick massive people groups so here is a smaller one that we can pray for! Meet the Lyuli in Uzbekistan!
Also, I couldn't get the wikipedia articles to link well, so they're bolded instead and you'll just have to trust me, sorry bout it.
How Unreached Are They?
Math is easy but sad today. The Lyuli people are 0% Christian. That means there is maybe (and hopefully) a few believers out of their entire population of 12,000 people.
There are portions of Scripture translated but not an entire bible nor even the New Testament as a whole,
What are they like?
Most of the Lyuli people live in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan. A smaller number live in Russia. Their language is a dialect of Tajik, a bigger Turkic language.
Lyuli families have clans and sub-clans. They are closed towards anyone outside the Lyuli community, especially since they are not accepted by many of the peoples they meet. They might be better accepted by Tajiks than other Central Asian peoples because of the similar language. Joshua Project
Women do not have an equal status to men in Roma society. They do not have the same rights, but they have many obligations. They have to give birth to many children whether they want to or not — a large family is a way to gain respect among the community, and the first question [women] get is how many children they have. The only chance for female education is before marriage, and that is extremely rare. Particularly because marriages are held at a very young age; girls are married at the age of 14 or 15. Medium
History Lesson
The ancestors of the Lyuli people were probably a caste of singers and dancers who, because of economic hardship, had to move elsewhere. They were scattered to several countries including what is now Uzbekistan. Joshua Project
There are several names for the Lyuli: Jughi, Multani or Luli. However, they refer to themselves as Mugat or Mughat (Persian: مغان‎, derived from Old Persian magi, "fire-worshipper"), as well as Ghurbat (Arabic: غربات‎), which means "lonely". The term Multani signifies a person who originates from the city of Multan (in modern-day Pakistan), because some of the Lyuli emigrated from Multan around 1380 AD. Wikipedia
What do they believe?
The Lyuli people are 100 percent Sunni Muslim.
Sunni Islam is the largest denomination of Islam, followed by 80–90% of the world's Muslims, characterized by a greater emphasis upon the traditions of the prophet and his companions. Its name comes from the word Sunnah, referring to the behaviour of the Islamic prophet Prophet Muhammad. Wikipedia
The Lyuli Roma identify as Sunni Muslims. They observe prayers, as well as all the other religious requirements and celebrations. In lay Muslim society they face discrimination from Uzbeks and Tajiks, who do not consider them “real” Muslims because of pagan elements to their religious practices, their caste system, and worship of fire. The Lyuli community’s understanding of Islam is more about a popular Islamic spiritualism combined with elements of the pre-Islamic past, which remain to this day in the lives of the Lyuli Roma. Medium
How can we pray for them?
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. (Romans 10:1)
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Here are the previous weeks threads on the UPG of the Week for Reformed
People Group Country Date Posted Beliefs
Lyuli Uzbekistan 08/24/2020 Islam
Kyrgyz Kyrgyzstan 08/17/2020 Islam*
Yakut Russia 08/10/2020 Animism*
Northern Katang Laos 08/03/2020 Animism
Uyghur Kazakhstan 07/27/2020 Islam
Syrian (Levant Arabs) Syria 07/20/2020 Islam
Teda Chad 07/06/2020 Islam
Kotokoli Togo 06/28/2020 Islam
Hobyot Oman 06/22/2020 Islam
Moor Sri Lanka 06/15/2020 Islam
Shaikh Bangladesh 06/08/2020 Islam
Khalka Mongols Mongolia 06/01/2020 Animism
Comorian France 05/18/2020 Islam
Bedouin Jordan 05/11/2020 Islam
Muslim Thai Thailand 05/04/2020 Islam
Nubian Uganda 04/27/2020 Islam
Kraol Cambodia 04/20/2020 Animism
Tay Vietnam 04/13/2020 Animism
Yoruk Turkey 04/06/2020 Islam
Xiaoliangshn Nosu China 03/30/2020 Animism
Jat (Muslim) Pakistan 03/23/2020 Islam
Beja Bedawi Egypt 03/16/2020 Islam
Tunisian Arabs Tunisia 03/09/2020 Islam
Yemeni Arab Yemen 03/02/2020 Islam
Bosniak Croatia 02/24/2020 Islam
Azerbaijani Georgia 02/17/2020 Islam
Zaza-Dimli Turkey 02/10/2020 Islam
Huichol Mexico 02/03/2020 Animism
Kampuchea Krom Cambodia 01/27/2020 Buddhism
Lao Krang Thailand 01/20/2020 Buddhism
Gilaki Iran 01/13/2020 Islam
Uyghurs China 01/01/2020 Islam
Israeli Jews Israel 12/18/2019 Judaism
Drukpa Bhutan 12/11/2019 Buddhism
Malay Malaysia 12/04/2019 Islam
Lisu (Reached People Group) China 11/27/2019 Christian
Dhobi India 11/20/2019 Hinduism
Burmese Myanmar 11/13/2019 Buddhism
Minyak Tibetans China 11/06/2019 Buddhism
Yazidi Iraq 10/30/2019 Animism*
Turks Turkey 10/23/2019 Islam
Kurds Syria 10/16/2019 Islam
Kalmyks Russia 10/09/2019 Buddhism
Luli Tajikistan 10/02/2019 Islam
Japanese Japan 09/25/2019 Shintoism
Urak Lawoi Thailand 09/18/2019 Animism
Kim Mun Vietnam 09/11/2019 Animism
Tai Lue Laos 09/04/2019 Bhuddism
Sundanese Indonesia 08/28/2019 Islam
Central Atlas Berbers Morocco 08/21/2019 Islam
Fulani Nigeria 08/14/2019 Islam
Sonar India 08/07/2019 Hinduism
Pattani Malay Thailand 08/02/2019 Islam
Thai Thailand 07/26/2019 Buddhism
Baloch Pakistan 07/19/2019 Islam
Alawite Syria 07/12/2019 Islam*
Huasa Cote d'Ivoire 06/28/2019 Islam
Chhetri Nepal 06/21/2019 Hinduism
Beja Sudan 06/14/2019 Islam
Yinou China 06/07/2019 Animism
Kazakh Kazakhstan 05/31/2019 Islam
Hui China 05/24/2019 Islam
Masalit Sudan 05/17/2019 Islam
As always, if you have experience in this country or with this people group, feel free to comment or PM me and I will happily edit it so that we can better pray for these peoples!
Here is a list of definitions in case you wonder what exactly I mean by words like "Unreached"
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2020.08.19 14:27 Hippo-Express Why some ppl from Caste system do not like East Asian?

I am Japanese female who is living in Australia. I got some experiences that made me feel they do discriminate east Asian at work. I have not discriminated them or never offend them. I always try to treat them in polite manner. But I often feel they are quite rude to me , but not rude to between them( The people between Sri Lanka, Nepal and India seem to like they are respecting each other not being really offensive each other. And they are also polite to Caucasian staffs. I do not think it is English proficiency problem as they do not do that to other European staffs even their English levels are similar to mine.
I did not mean to offend other readers . If some of you feel my post is offensive I will apologize. I am just writing down what happened to me.

  1. One Nepalese male staff introduced his Nepalese fiancée. When I said to her " Nice to meet you." then she suddenly started ignoring me. It was my first time to meet her. Other girls from Caste system back ground said to me she was very friendly to them. She talked to them a lot. I guess she is from good caste or rich family. In her country my Japanese looking ppl back of their country is treated as "lower caste"?
2.Sri Lankan staffs always make judgement and humiliate about me and other Japanese staffs' work skill in front of other staffs. But she shut her mouth and be very polite to other very bad behaved staffs who are from similar kind of culture ( Their culture also got caste system) .
She told me she was lucky because she was not from Japan. She said to me my country is very poor and dirty. Many Japanese women come to Australia to marry to old Australian men to send money to their parents.
When I asked her the reason why she choose the person to be rude, she said she did not know why.
I would like to understand what is the reason ppl from these country are so offensive and rude to people from my back ground .
And is there any advice?
Thank you .
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2020.08.17 16:24 partypastor Unreached People Group of the Week - Kyrgyz in Kyrgyzstan

Picking the people group with one of the the coolest flags ever today! Went with the largest people group in Kyrgyzstan this week, so, meet the Kyrgyz of Kyrgyzstan!
How Unreached Are They?
The Kyrgyz are 0.09% Christian. For those of us that hate math, that means out of their population of 4,689,000, there are probably only about 4,200 believers in the entire country. That means there is roughly only one believer for ever 1000 non-believers. Gosh, thats such a small number of believers in such a large area.
What are they like?
Typical qualification that all people groups can't be summed up in small paragraphs and this is an over generalization.
Since the land is generally unsuitable for farming, many rural Kyrgyz live as nomadic cattle raisers, following their herds from pasture to pasture. They depend entirely on their animals for survival. Fortunately, they have particularly hardy and adaptable breeds of sheep, goats, yaks, horses, and camels. The animals are used for both food and exchange. They also provide the only means of transportation.
The nomads travel as extended family units and live in portable felt tents, or yurts. The summers are short on the plateau, and there are only about 60 days in which the ground is not covered in snow. During this season, the families tend to camp close together. However, during the winter months, families live scattered away from each other so that they might best utilize the scarce grassland.
The Kyrgyz women enjoy more freedoms than do most other Central Asian women. For example, they are not required to wear veils. They are allowed to talk to men, and they may freely ride about on the grasslands. They work hard, and their position in the household is considered important and respected.
Women are held in high esteem once they are married. However, bride stealing is still in practice in the region. A young man may abduct a single woman off the streets and take her home. Once she has spent one night there, she is presumed to have lost her maidenhood and therefore is unwanted by other men in society. She becomes a "kelin" or a new bride for the first year and she is unable to even speak the name of her father-in-law. She is a live-in servant and expected to get pregnant within the first year. Once she has borne children, she moves up in status. This practice is most common in rural areas, but sometimes women are stolen from the cities and taken to the villages.
The men devote themselves almost entirely to caring for the animals. They dress in baggy leather pants and coarse shirts. Outer coats made of cotton or wool are also worn. Embroidered felt skull caps are common; however, on important occasions, the wealthier men may wear tall steeple-crowned hats made of felt or velvet and embroidered with gold. Their favorite gear includes their belts, saddles, and bridles, which are sometimes covered with gold and precious stones. While the women dress in the same style clothing as the men, their shirts are usually longer and go all the way down to their heels.
Music, dance, and story telling are important parts of the Kyrgyz culture. Verbal folklore has been very well developed over the years. The Krygyz have the longest oral epic in the word entitled "Manas." It contains 100,000 lines of verse. Folk tales are often sung, accompanied by a three-stringed guitar called a dombra.
Among the men, hunting with the use of a golden eagle is very popular, and a well-trained eagle is quite valuable. Joshua Project
Slightly related but this was my favorite picture I could find in my googling this morning
History Lesson
The name "Kyrgyz" means "the descendents of forty maidens." The Kyrgystan flag has forty sun rays to represent the Kyrgyz heritage.
During its 72 years under Communist rule, the Kyrgyz population grew to four times its original size. Hundreds of towns and villages were built as many abandoned their traditional nomadic lifestyles. Nevertheless, the majority of the population is still rural. Joshua Project
What do they believe?
Putting an asterisk by this one because I think they as a people would identify as Muslim, particularly Sunni Muslim, but I really can't tell. They seem to be a fairly secular people group with various traditions they still hold.
Consecutive waves of Islamization have taken place since the Arabs first invaded Talas in 751 when many Kyrgyz tribes were still in Siberia. Northern nomadic tribes were able to skirt many of the Islamic traditions until recently. Within the last two hundred years, the majority had been completely converted to Islam. The present wave of Islamization in Kyrgyzstan is one of the most intense that the north has ever experienced. People who were only Muslim by name are now learning many of the more intricate practices, creeds, and doctrines.
Soviets were never able to change Kyrgyz beliefs, even through they tried a number of methods including changing the alphabet, outlawing religious activity, and propaganda. In fact, since 1990, over 3000 new mosques have been built in Kyrgyzstan.
Today, most Kyrgyz still consider themselves to be Muslim; however, some Shamanistic and Tengrism practices still exist. (Shamanism is the belief that there is an unseen world of many gods, demons, and ancestral spirits. Tegrism is a belief system that coincides with the faith expressed throughout the biblical book of Genesis.) Many people still turn to mediums and seers to cure sickness with magic, communicate with powers, and control events. Almost all Kyrgyz believers have to go through a breaking of demonic powers over their lives once they become Christians.
The Kyrgyz epic hero Manas has taken on god-like status in some parts of Kyrgyzstan. His story reveals many practices and beliefs of pre-Islamic Kyrgyz. There have been some comparisons made between the biblical "Manasseh son of Jacob" (Genesis 48) and the Kyrgyz "Manas son of Jakyb".
A Kyrgyz who becomes a Christian is seen as betraying his identity and family unity. Recently Kyrgyz Christians have faced opposition from Muslims, but with a new twist. Their new strategy is not to persecute Christians, but win them back to Islam through kindness, compassion, sympathy, and shame. Joshua Project
How can we pray for them?
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. (Romans 10:1)
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Here are the previous weeks threads on the UPG of the Week for Reformed
People Group Country Date Posted Beliefs
Kyrgyz Kyrgyzstan 08/17/2020 Islam*
Yakut Russia 08/10/2020 Animism*
Northern Katang Laos 08/03/2020 Animism
Uyghur Kazakhstan 07/27/2020 Islam
Syrian (Levant Arabs) Syria 07/20/2020 Islam
Teda Chad 07/06/2020 Islam
Kotokoli Togo 06/28/2020 Islam
Hobyot Oman 06/22/2020 Islam
Moor Sri Lanka 06/15/2020 Islam
Shaikh Bangladesh 06/08/2020 Islam
Khalka Mongols Mongolia 06/01/2020 Animism
Comorian France 05/18/2020 Islam
Bedouin Jordan 05/11/2020 Islam
Muslim Thai Thailand 05/04/2020 Islam
Nubian Uganda 04/27/2020 Islam
Kraol Cambodia 04/20/2020 Animism
Tay Vietnam 04/13/2020 Animism
Yoruk Turkey 04/06/2020 Islam
Xiaoliangshn Nosu China 03/30/2020 Animism
Jat (Muslim) Pakistan 03/23/2020 Islam
Beja Bedawi Egypt 03/16/2020 Islam
Tunisian Arabs Tunisia 03/09/2020 Islam
Yemeni Arab Yemen 03/02/2020 Islam
Bosniak Croatia 02/24/2020 Islam
Azerbaijani Georgia 02/17/2020 Islam
Zaza-Dimli Turkey 02/10/2020 Islam
Huichol Mexico 02/03/2020 Animism
Kampuchea Krom Cambodia 01/27/2020 Buddhism
Lao Krang Thailand 01/20/2020 Buddhism
Gilaki Iran 01/13/2020 Islam
Uyghurs China 01/01/2020 Islam
Israeli Jews Israel 12/18/2019 Judaism
Drukpa Bhutan 12/11/2019 Buddhism
Malay Malaysia 12/04/2019 Islam
Lisu (Reached People Group) China 11/27/2019 Christian
Dhobi India 11/20/2019 Hinduism
Burmese Myanmar 11/13/2019 Buddhism
Minyak Tibetans China 11/06/2019 Buddhism
Yazidi Iraq 10/30/2019 Animism*
Turks Turkey 10/23/2019 Islam
Kurds Syria 10/16/2019 Islam
Kalmyks Russia 10/09/2019 Buddhism
Luli Tajikistan 10/02/2019 Islam
Japanese Japan 09/25/2019 Shintoism
Urak Lawoi Thailand 09/18/2019 Animism
Kim Mun Vietnam 09/11/2019 Animism
Tai Lue Laos 09/04/2019 Bhuddism
Sundanese Indonesia 08/28/2019 Islam
Central Atlas Berbers Morocco 08/21/2019 Islam
Fulani Nigeria 08/14/2019 Islam
Sonar India 08/07/2019 Hinduism
Pattani Malay Thailand 08/02/2019 Islam
Thai Thailand 07/26/2019 Buddhism
Baloch Pakistan 07/19/2019 Islam
Alawite Syria 07/12/2019 Islam*
Huasa Cote d'Ivoire 06/28/2019 Islam
Chhetri Nepal 06/21/2019 Hinduism
Beja Sudan 06/14/2019 Islam
Yinou China 06/07/2019 Animism
Kazakh Kazakhstan 05/31/2019 Islam
Hui China 05/24/2019 Islam
Masalit Sudan 05/17/2019 Islam
As always, if you have experience in this country or with this people group, feel free to comment or PM me and I will happily edit it so that we can better pray for these peoples!
Here is a list of definitions in case you wonder what exactly I mean by words like "Unreached"
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2020.08.11 12:52 BishonenPrincess Anyone either live in or was raised in Negombo?

Hello! I hope this post is allowed and if it breaks the rules, my sincerest of apologies! I’m not from Sri Lanka, but I love learning about different parts of the world and meeting people from other countries. One of my hobbies is to spin my old globe and see where my finger lands. Wherever it lands, I try to learn as much as I can about that place. Well, most recently I’ve “landed” in Negombo. I’ve enjoyed reading about the history and looking at the beautiful photos from the area, but it’s hard to sift through all the touristy content. I’d love to meet people who actually live there or were raised there. If anyone would like to have a conversation with me about their life and experiences, I’m all ears. Thank you for reading and again so sorry if a post like this isn’t allowed.
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2020.08.10 14:45 partypastor Unreached People Group of the Week - Yakut in Russia

Mornin y'all! Hope y'all are having a wonderful and blessed Missions Monday! Meet the Yakut in Russia
How Unreached Are They?
This is a tricky one. If it wasn't for u/CiroFlexo telling me about this people, I probably would not have picked them at first glance. They are technically 3% Christian which falls outside the bounds of the unreached terms. However, the majority of that would probably be Russian Orthodox so..... Further, only 0.1% of them are evangelical or actively sharing their faith. So on the ground they almost certainly look like a UPG. So let's do math now..
If they are only 0.1% evangelical that means that out of their 488,000 people, there are only 488ish believers who actively are sharing their faith. That's one in a thousand that wants to tell others about Jesus. Thats tragically small for a population that claims to be sort of Russian Orthodox...
There is most of a bible in their language but somehow not all of it.
What are they like?
Typical qualification that all people groups can't be summed up in small paragraphs and this is an over generalization.
The Yakut live uncomplicated, seminomadic lives, tending reindeer and dwelling in simple tents. Alcohol abuse is rampant among the Yakut. In fact, it is so prevalent that the number of murders, early deaths, and suicides attributable to alcohol abuse may seriously jeopardize the future of this small group. Around the world the Yakut are renowned for their strong, hardy, massive Yakut draft horses from Siberia. Joshua Project
The Yakuts engage in animal husbandry, traditionally having focused on rearing horses, mainly the Yakutian horse, reindeer and the Sakha Ynagha (Yakutian cow), a hardy kind of cattle known as Yakutian cattle which is well-adapted to the harsh local weather.
The cuisine of Sakha prominently features the traditional drink kumis, dairy products of cow, mare, and reindeer milk, sliced frozen salted fish stroganina (строганина), loaf meat dishes (oyogos), venison, frozen fish, thick pancakes, and salamat—a millet porridge with butter and horse fat. Kuerchekh [Куэрчэх] or kierchekh, a popular dessert, is made of cow milk or cream with various berries. Indigirka is a traditional fish salad. This cuisine is only used in Yakutia. Wikipedia
History Lesson
The ancestors of Yakuts were Kurykans who migrated from Yenisey river to Lake Baikal and were subject to a certain Mongolian admixture prior to migration in the 7th century. The Yakuts originally lived around Olkhon and the region of Lake Baikal. Beginning in the 13th century they migrated to the basins of the Middle Lena, the Aldan and Vilyuy rivers under the pressure of the rising Mongols. The northern Yakuts were largely hunters, fishermen and reindeer herders, while the southern Yakuts raised cattle and horses.
In the 1620s the Tsardom of Muscovy began to move into their territory and annexed or settled down on it, imposed a fur tax and managed to suppress several Yakut rebellions between 1634 and 1642. The tsarist brutality in collection of the pelt tax (yasak) sparked a rebellion and aggression among the Yakuts and also Tungusic-speaking tribes along the River Lena in 1642. The voivode Peter Golovin, leader of the tsarist forces, responded with a reign of terror: native settlements were torched and hundreds of people were killed. The Yakut population alone is estimated to have fallen by 70 percent between 1642 and 1682, mainly because of smallpox and other infectious diseases.
In the late 1920s through the late 1930s, Yakut people were systematically persecuted, when Joseph Stalin launched his collectivization campaign. It is possible that hunger and malnutrition during this period resulted in a decline in the Yakut total population from 240,500 in 1926 to 236,700 in 1959. By 1972, the population began to recover. Wikipedia
What do they believe?
This one is tricky. I feel like I'm getting mixed signals. So first I'll tell you what my gut tells me, and then I'll let you read the info. So my gut tells me that this is a population who has been "Christianized" but hold onto many of their previous animist traditions. But hear me out, I do not think they are largely Christian nor animist. I think that tradition is what lasts here, and that they are probably nominal even in their animism. So, that does not take away from the fact that they desperately need the Gospel.
The Yakut are shamanists. In the late 1800s anthropologist Waldemar Jochelson vividly described a Yakut religious ceremony: "A shaman has come to heal a sick woman, whose soul has been captured by evil spirits. He has put himself into a trance by inhaling tobacco, dancing, and beating his drum. Now his soul will travel to the spirit world and do battle in order to retrieve the woman's soul and thus restore her. His assistant holds the shaman by a chain so that if he gets lost or trapped in the spirit world he can be pulled back. Some of the flat iron pendants on the shaman's robe represent bird feathers, which allow the shaman's soul to fly. ... As the shaman dances, the noise made by these pieces and by the copper bells and rattles on the robe, as well as the sound of his drum and singing, help summon the spirits." Joshua Project
By the 1820s almost all the Yakuts claimed to have converted to the Russian Orthodox church, but they retained (and still retain) a number of shamanist practices. Wikipedia
How can we pray for them?
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. (Romans 10:1)
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Here are the previous weeks threads on the UPG of the Week for Reformed
People Group Country Date Posted Beliefs
Yakut Russia 08/10/2020 Animism*
Northern Katang Laos 08/03/2020 Animism
Uyghur Kazakhstan 07/27/2020 Islam
Syrian (Levant Arabs) Syria 07/20/2020 Islam
Teda Chad 07/06/2020 Islam
Kotokoli Togo 06/28/2020 Islam
Hobyot Oman 06/22/2020 Islam
Moor Sri Lanka 06/15/2020 Islam
Shaikh Bangladesh 06/08/2020 Islam
Khalka Mongols Mongolia 06/01/2020 Animism
Comorian France 05/18/2020 Islam
Bedouin Jordan 05/11/2020 Islam
Muslim Thai Thailand 05/04/2020 Islam
Nubian Uganda 04/27/2020 Islam
Kraol Cambodia 04/20/2020 Animism
Tay Vietnam 04/13/2020 Animism
Yoruk Turkey 04/06/2020 Islam
Xiaoliangshn Nosu China 03/30/2020 Animism
Jat (Muslim) Pakistan 03/23/2020 Islam
Beja Bedawi Egypt 03/16/2020 Islam
Tunisian Arabs Tunisia 03/09/2020 Islam
Yemeni Arab Yemen 03/02/2020 Islam
Bosniak Croatia 02/24/2020 Islam
Azerbaijani Georgia 02/17/2020 Islam
Zaza-Dimli Turkey 02/10/2020 Islam
Huichol Mexico 02/03/2020 Animism
Kampuchea Krom Cambodia 01/27/2020 Buddhism
Lao Krang Thailand 01/20/2020 Buddhism
Gilaki Iran 01/13/2020 Islam
Uyghurs China 01/01/2020 Islam
Israeli Jews Israel 12/18/2019 Judaism
Drukpa Bhutan 12/11/2019 Buddhism
Malay Malaysia 12/04/2019 Islam
Lisu (Reached People Group) China 11/27/2019 Christian
Dhobi India 11/20/2019 Hinduism
Burmese Myanmar 11/13/2019 Buddhism
Minyak Tibetans China 11/06/2019 Buddhism
Yazidi Iraq 10/30/2019 Animism*
Turks Turkey 10/23/2019 Islam
Kurds Syria 10/16/2019 Islam
Kalmyks Russia 10/09/2019 Buddhism
Luli Tajikistan 10/02/2019 Islam
Japanese Japan 09/25/2019 Shintoism
Urak Lawoi Thailand 09/18/2019 Animism
Kim Mun Vietnam 09/11/2019 Animism
Tai Lue Laos 09/04/2019 Bhuddism
Sundanese Indonesia 08/28/2019 Islam
Central Atlas Berbers Morocco 08/21/2019 Islam
Fulani Nigeria 08/14/2019 Islam
Sonar India 08/07/2019 Hinduism
Pattani Malay Thailand 08/02/2019 Islam
Thai Thailand 07/26/2019 Buddhism
Baloch Pakistan 07/19/2019 Islam
Alawite Syria 07/12/2019 Islam*
Huasa Cote d'Ivoire 06/28/2019 Islam
Chhetri Nepal 06/21/2019 Hinduism
Beja Sudan 06/14/2019 Islam
Yinou China 06/07/2019 Animism
Kazakh Kazakhstan 05/31/2019 Islam
Hui China 05/24/2019 Islam
Masalit Sudan 05/17/2019 Islam
As always, if you have experience in this country or with this people group, feel free to comment or PM me and I will happily edit it so that we can better pray for these peoples!
Here is a list of definitions in case you wonder what exactly I mean by words like "Unreached"
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2020.08.10 14:43 plokoon9619 (OTC) STHC, Reverse Merger Play with Ameca Mining (4$ Billion Graphite Mine in Sri Lanka)

Alright so this a little bit of a unknown play when it comes to this subreddit since there has been literally only one mention of the ticker. But here is my research. I'm fully expecting this stock to be a grower for both short term and long term. Link below for the actual document.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQvtl9ema1NqR9RELBDx6fY1VruqvZeJSEr-7cAAsbRK3YwQJXXEXKNG3oBPZoUQosrlv_GakAtRyTV/pub
SouthCorp Capital, Inc. (STHC)
8/05/2020Synergy Management announced on Twitter (https://ibb.co/5x52mP9) that STHC has been appointed a new officer, Mark Bolster, the CEO of Ameca Mining, as its President, Treasurer, and Secretary. News of this transaction occurring on August 5th has caused the stock to blow out from the .002 range it’s been sitting at for years.
For those unfamiliar, STHC is now a defunct company, it’s last filing being in 2016 according to the SEC database where it stopped reporting. It merely has existed as a shell company for years until Synergy Management(SYM) gained custodianship over it. SYM has over the course of a few months worked out a deal to bring this publicly traded company back up, securing it in a deal for a reverse takeover by Ameca Mining. Ameca Mining being a private company, sought the merger to acquire large funding for its mining project in Sri Lanka, Seruwila. What is exciting about this prospect is the unharvested potential of nearly 13 million tons of High Grade Graphite valued at 4 Billion US Dollars. Along with potential pallidum and gold deposits in the area, this company is looking to turn 15,000 tons of graphite a year for 3 Million in revenue. Being that graphite is a highly valuable resource used in the EV’s market for electric batteries, potential future deals could arise with this company. The potential here is insane and can easily skyrocket this stock in value over the course of several weeks if the news turns positive. It also helps that for an OTC stock, there are currently only 369M outstanding shares with 2/3rds of that being non restricted(https://ibb.co/d70mg6m).
Now like all stocks there are a few things to look out for past the news, number 1, you need to watch the volume, one of the most basic indicators. Since this stock blew up over the course of Wednesday and Thursday we have seen 120M volume, with Friday ending at 67M. This could easily be a sign that the movement is starting to slow down, and the price could begin to stabilize.
Number 2, on the 1 minute chart (https://ibb.co/LJKmqqr), it can be observed that the “Death Cross” Pattern occurred on Friday a few hours before closing. A death cross is when a SMA200 crosses over a SMA50. This technical indicator is generally bearish and can result in a sell off. However despite this indicator occurring it is not fully accurate and it can be observed on Thursday the same pattern occurred, but was reversed. It will need to be watched Monday to see how far away the SMA 200 and SMA 50 move away from each other. If the pattern reverses itself again we will easily see .03 gains before close.
Number 3 is RSI on the daily (https://ibb.co/whXbPB1) and 60 minute charts (https://ibb.co/PmpNv6C). The daily chart shows an incredibly high RSI trending at 90 consistently for all 3 trading days, as long as this stays up, the stock will grow, while the 60 minute chart shows a slightly more potential volatility in relation to volume. Watching both of these charts is essential to playing it safe.
And my personal DD always includes reading into the company CEO, website, and the way they present itself online. To be honest Synergy Management has me a little bit sketched out that I can’t find the CEO anywhere online or even what he looks like. Their website also being only a few months old, godaddy domain, and using stock images. Screams a pump and dump scheme, but their CEO, Benjamin Berry, is mentioned in some SEC filings with companies they have worked with in the past like UWRL, RNWF, and XGEN. Ameca Mining also seems to be a relatively new website, but their CEO Mark Bolster does have a work history and an online presence on LinkedIn. And what is most exciting is that their investors page they had setup has been removed but accessing the URL now asks for a password. Stervc on Investorhubs (https://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=157402706) however did get a snapshot of the page before it was locked away. Possibly this was removed to meet guidelines required for such a merger into STHC.
Anyway as Monday is around the corner, I hope people are to use my DD as a guide to decide whether or not to trade into this OTC. I am by no means an expert, only starting to trade in March after clearing up my credit card debt and getting all these bonuses at my job in retail along with a stimulus check. Most of my trades have bounced my account back and forth since then, especially when I misread signals in TLSS and OSTK, that if I held for longer instead of securing short gains, could easily be in the 25k range.
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2020.08.03 16:23 partypastor Unreached People Group of the Week - Northern Katang in Laos

Drinking coffee from Laos today and got curious so meet the Northern Katang in Laos!
How Unreached Are They?
The Northern Katang are only 0.08% Christian. That means out of 68,000 people, there are like maybe 50-100 believers out of all of them.
There is not yet a completed Bible in their language.
What are they like?
Typical disclaimer, not all people, overgeneralization, you get it:
The Katang are dispersed over a wide-spread area of southern Laos. The majority live in the Atsaphangthong, Thapangthong, Xanbouri, Phin, Songkhon and Champon districts of Savannakhet Province; the Khongxedon, Ta-Oy, Toumian, Saravan, Laongam and Vapi districts of Saravan Province. Some live in the Xanasom-boun and Pakxong districts of Champasak Province.
In some of the more remote locations, the Katang live in houses made of braided leaves. In recent decades, however, many Katang have moved down from the hills onto the plains, where they have lost much of their cultural heritage and are on the way to assimilation to Lao culture and language.
Some aspects of Katang culture that are presently under threat includes the traditional Katang longhouse. For centuries extended families of Katang have lived under one roof. When they married, the house would be extended to accommodate the new couple and any children they would later have. At Tumlan Village, 40 km north of Saravan township, tourists can still visit a 100 meter (328 feet) long longhouse, which contains thirty different families. Traditional Katang textiles, which feature numerous narrow bands of colors and patterns, are also produced there and sold to the Western and Asian tourists who pass through the area. Joshua Project
History Lesson
Ummm couldnt find any history about the people themselves, but most of them live in one of 3 cities so here is the history of one of those cities:
Prehistoric human occupation is evidenced by the first stone tools in the province, dating back between 100,000 and 12,000 years. The first bronze tools date to 2000 BCE. The region was then the center of the Sikhottabong Kingdom. The much-venerated Pha That Sikhottabong stupa is on the grounds of a 19th-century monastery in Thakhek. Sikhottabong was an important kingdom in ancient Indo-China. Its capital was in the north-west of the province, in the present village of Meuang Kabong, on the eastern shores of the Banghiang River, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the Mekong. Other centers of the kingdom were in Viang Chan, Khammuan, Nong Khai, and Udon. Khmer Empire ruins dating to 553 and 700 CE have been found at Heuan Hin. wikipedia
What do they believe?
Traditional Katang animism includes a belief in many forest spirits and many taboos meant to avoid disturbing them have developed over the centuies. One of the most revered spirits inlcudes the house spirit which is said to inhabit every house. wikipedia
How can we pray for them?
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. (Romans 10:1)
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Here are the previous weeks threads on the UPG of the Week for Reformed
People Group Country Date Posted Beliefs
Northern Katang Laos 08/03/20 Animism
Uyghur Kazakhstan 07/27/20 Islam
Syrian (Levant Arabs) Syria 07/20/20 Islam
Teda Chad 07/06/20 Islam
Kotokoli Togo 06/28/20 Islam
Hobyot Oman 06/22/20 Islam
Moor Sri Lanka 06/15/20 Islam
Shaikh Bangladesh 06/08/20 Islam
Khalka Mongols Mongolia 06/01/20 Animism
Comorian France 05/18/20 Islam
Bedouin Jordan 05/11/20 Islam
Muslim Thai Thailand 05/04/20 Islam
Nubian Uganda 04/27/20 Islam
Kraol Cambodia 04/20/20 Animism
Tay Vietnam 04/13/20 Animism
Yoruk Turkey 04/06/20 Islam
Xiaoliangshn Nosu China 03/30/20 Animism
Jat (Muslim) Pakistan 03/23/20 Islam
Beja Bedawi Egypt 03/16/20 Islam
Tunisian Arabs Tunisia 03/09/20 Islam
Yemeni Arab Yemen 03/02/20 Islam
Bosniak Croatia 02/24/20 Islam
Azerbaijani Georgia 02/17/20 Islam
Zaza-Dimli Turkey 02/10/20 Islam
Huichol Mexico 02/03/20 Animism
Kampuchea Krom Cambodia 01/27/20 Buddhism
Lao Krang Thailand 01/20/20 Buddhism
Gilaki Iran 01/13/20 Islam
Uyghurs China 01/01/20 Islam
Israeli Jews Israel 12/18/19 Judaism
Drukpa Bhutan 12/11/19 Buddhism
Malay Malaysia 12/04/19 Islam
Lisu (Reached People Group) China 11/27/19 Christian
Dhobi India 11/20/19 Hinduism
Burmese Myanmar 11/13/19 Buddhism
Minyak Tibetans China 11/06/19 Buddhism
Yazidi Iraq 10/30/19 Animism*
Turks Turkey 10/23/19 Islam
Kurds Syria 10/16/19 Islam
Kalmyks Russia 10/09/19 Buddhism
Luli Tajikistan 10/02/19 Islam
Japanese Japan 09/25/19 Shintoism
Urak Lawoi Thailand 09/18/19 Animism
Kim Mun Vietnam 09/11/19 Animism
Tai Lue Laos 09/04/19 Bhuddism
Sundanese Indonesia 08/28/19 Islam
Central Atlas Berbers Morocco 08/21/19 Islam
Fulani Nigeria 08/14/19 Islam
Sonar India 08/07/19 Hinduism
Pattani Malay Thailand 08/02/19 Islam
Thai Thailand 07/26/19 Buddhism
Baloch Pakistan 07/19/19 Islam
Alawite Syria 07/12/19 Islam*
Huasa Cote d'Ivoire 06/28/19 Islam
Chhetri Nepal 06/21/19 Hinduism
Beja Sudan 06/14/19 Islam
Yinou China 06/07/19 Animism
Kazakh Kazakhstan 05/31/19 Islam
Hui China 05/24/19 Islam
Masalit Sudan 05/17/19 Islam
As always, if you have experience in this country or with this people group, feel free to comment or PM me and I will happily edit it so that we can better pray for these peoples!
Here is a list of definitions in case you wonder what exactly I mean by words like "Unreached"
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2020.07.27 16:57 partypastor Unreached People Group of the Week - Uyghurs in Kazahkstan

Well, I have already done this people group before but I was told I should do them by u/Psalm11814 so here is the same people group but in Kazakhstan! Meet the Uyghurs (Uighurs) in Kazakhstan!
How Unreached Are They?
The Uyghurs in Kazakhstan are 0.01% Christian. That means out of their population of nearly 340,000 only around 30 believers. That means there is only one believer for every 10,000 nonbelievers.
There is a completed Bible in their language!
What are they like?
Traditionally, Uighurs were shepherds and oasis farmers. Today, however, many are involved in businesses such as manufacturing, mining, oil drilling, trading, and transportation. One can easily see that their diet has been greatly influenced by their rural past. Meat is eaten at every meal, and dairy products are enjoyed daily. The Uighur love to drink tea with milk. Their staple foods also include noodles and round bread made from maize or wheat flour.
The typical Uighur house is square. It includes skylights, and a flat roof that is used for drying grains and fruits. Bed frames are low to the ground, and made of bricks so that they can be heated. They are used for both sleeping and sitting. Wall carpets are often used to decorate the home.
Various political, religious, and ethnic conflicts have characterized the history of the Uighurs. Nevertheless, they are still described as being a proud, happy, and independent people. They possess a unique blend of cultural elegance all their own. While remaining isolated enough to preserve their rural simplicity, they successfully made many contacts with other cultures. Such a rare mixture of simplicity and sophistication has given the Uighur a unique and obvious charm.
Singing and dancing are important social activities among the Uighur. They play stringed, wind, and percussion instruments. The Mukam (Twelve Great Melodies) have been part of the Uighur culture for many centuries.
Uighur men usually wear long robes that have distinctive collars. The robes are fastened on the right side and have long waist bands. The village women wear loose- sleeved, one-piece dresses covered with black vests. Today, however, it is becoming more common for those living in cities to wear western style clothing.
The Uighur of Central Asia play an important role in the lives of the Chinese Uighur who are struggling to gain their independence. For example, they often help by smuggling needed materials into China. In China there is evidence of much hostility, bitterness, hurt, and mistrust between the Uighur and the Han Chinese. Joshua Project
Many Uyghurs in Kazakhstan have fled from China and recount their stories here
History Lesson
Uighur literally means "united" or "allied." For centuries, the Uighur were an important link between China and the rest of the world. They lived along the silk road and worked as caravan drivers transporting Chinese goods. The strategic location of their homes allowed them to be the commercial "middlemen" between the Orient and Europe. Joshua Project
And this
The Uighurs have deep roots in the region, descending from the ancient Sogdian traders once observed by Marco Polo. Unlike many of the nomadic tribes of Central Asia, the Uighurs are an urban people whose identity crystallized in the oasis towns of the Silk Road. A walk through the bazaars of old Uighur centers such as Kashgar, Khotan or Yarkhand reveals the physical legacy of a people rooted along the first trans-contintental trade route. Time
What do they believe?
Islam has been the dominant religion of the Uighurs since the tenth century. In the past, they were Muslim in name only; however, there is some renewal that is currently taking place among them. Today, virtually all of the Uighur in Kazakstan claim to be Hanafite Muslims. Joshua Project
For those who don't know
The Hanafi school is one of the four religious Sunni Islamic schools of jurisprudence (fiqh). It is named after the scholar Abū Ḥanīfa an-Nu‘man ibn Thābit (d. 767), a tabi‘i whose legal views were preserved primarily by his two most important disciples, Abu Yusuf and Muhammad al-Shaybani. Wikipedia
How can we pray for them?
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. (Romans 10:1)
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Here are the previous weeks threads on the UPG of the Week for Reformed
People Group Country Date Posted Beliefs
Uyghur Kazakhstan 07/27/20 Islam
Syrian (Levant Arabs) Syria 07/20/20 Islam
Teda Chad 07/06/20 Islam
Kotokoli Togo 06/28/20 Islam
Hobyot Oman 06/22/20 Islam
Moor Sri Lanka 06/15/20 Islam
Shaikh Bangladesh 06/08/20 Islam
Khalka Mongols Mongolia 06/01/20 Animism
Comorian France 05/18/20 Islam
Bedouin Jordan 05/11/20 Islam
Muslim Thai Thailand 05/04/20 Islam
Nubian Uganda 04/27/20 Islam
Kraol Cambodia 04/20/20 Animism
Tay Vietnam 04/13/20 Animism
Yoruk Turkey 04/06/20 Islam
Xiaoliangshn Nosu China 03/30/20 Animism
Jat (Muslim) Pakistan 03/23/20 Islam
Beja Bedawi Egypt 03/16/20 Islam
Tunisian Arabs Tunisia 03/09/20 Islam
Yemeni Arab Yemen 03/02/20 Islam
Bosniak Croatia 02/24/20 Islam
Azerbaijani Georgia 02/17/20 Islam
Zaza-Dimli Turkey 02/10/20 Islam
Huichol Mexico 02/03/20 Animism
Kampuchea Krom Cambodia 01/27/20 Buddhism
Lao Krang Thailand 01/20/20 Buddhism
Gilaki Iran 01/13/20 Islam
Uyghurs China 01/01/20 Islam
Israeli Jews Israel 12/18/19 Judaism
Drukpa Bhutan 12/11/19 Buddhism
Malay Malaysia 12/04/19 Islam
Lisu (Reached People Group) China 11/27/19 Christian
Dhobi India 11/20/19 Hinduism
Burmese Myanmar 11/13/19 Buddhism
Minyak Tibetans China 11/06/19 Buddhism
Yazidi Iraq 10/30/19 Animism*
Turks Turkey 10/23/19 Islam
Kurds Syria 10/16/19 Islam
Kalmyks Russia 10/09/19 Buddhism
Luli Tajikistan 10/02/19 Islam
Japanese Japan 09/25/19 Shintoism
Urak Lawoi Thailand 09/18/19 Animism
Kim Mun Vietnam 09/11/19 Animism
Tai Lue Laos 09/04/19 Bhuddism
Sundanese Indonesia 08/28/19 Islam
Central Atlas Berbers Morocco 08/21/19 Islam
Fulani Nigeria 08/14/19 Islam
Sonar India 08/07/19 Hinduism
Pattani Malay Thailand 08/02/19 Islam
Thai Thailand 07/26/19 Buddhism
Baloch Pakistan 07/19/19 Islam
Alawite Syria 07/12/19 Islam*
Huasa Cote d'Ivoire 06/28/19 Islam
Chhetri Nepal 06/21/19 Hinduism
Beja Sudan 06/14/19 Islam
Yinou China 06/07/19 Animism
Kazakh Kazakhstan 05/31/19 Islam
Hui China 05/24/19 Islam
Masalit Sudan 05/17/19 Islam
As always, if you have experience in this country or with this people group, feel free to comment or PM me and I will happily edit it so that we can better pray for these peoples!
Here is a list of definitions in case you wonder what exactly I mean by words like "Unreached"
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2020.07.23 13:45 smc23678 Everything You Need To Learn That You Weren't Taught In School

Hi Guyz,
So since the effects due to the lack of proper education in Sri Lanka is very visible and unfortunate incidents are happening every single day with more suicides, abuses and rapes while no change is being made to this education system, I thought of doing some help by sharing you guys with some resources which gave me the right education.

1. Sex And Relationship Education ( SRE )
Hannah Witton(Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/usehannahgirasol.
Her channel is amazing covering all the content you will ever need. Some include education regarding different sexualities, consent education, body satisfaction, contraception, sexual discomfort…..etc. She also has a podcast called “Doing It! With Hannah Witton.

2. Mental Health Education
Crash Course Psychology (Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOPRKzVLY0jJY-uHOH9KVU6.
This is a 7+ hour series with 40 episodes covering everything you need to know about psychology covering topics like anxiety, depression, adolescence, addiction….etc.
Joe Rogan Experience - Dr. Mathew Walker (Youtube And Podcast) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwaWilO_Pig
Has everything you need to know about sleep and its impact on mental health. If you guys are interested in knowing further you guys can read his book “Why We Sleep”.

3. Social Education
Crash Course Sociology (Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMJ-AfB_7J1538YKWkZAnGA.
It’s about social inequalities, discrimination, social clases, how these started...etc. It’ll help you understand the world much better.

4. Environmental Education
Before The Flood (Movie) https://g.co/kgs/mCG4Gp
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.
Chasing Ice (Movie) https://g.co/kgs/TDXgLT
A team conducts a survey on how much ice melts with time and why it happens.
Chasing Coral (Movie) https://g.co/kgs/GS4anj
Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

5. Counselling
Julia Kristina Counselling (Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxDddt9plueOLphBLyrdmPw
Will help you cope with anxiety and depression, develop mindfulness...etc.

6. Study Skills
Crash Course Study Skills (Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNcAJRf3bE1IJU6nMfHj86W
Includes everything from how to stay productive, take notes properly, remember stuff….etc
How to be a Study Ninja By Graham Alcott (Kindle Book) https://www.amazon.com/How-Study-Ninja-smarter-Productivity-ebook-dp-B0714JFHHW/dp/B0714JFHHW/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=
Was very helpful to me. Download the kindle app on your phone or PC and get the ebook easily.

8. Financial Education
Crash Course Economics (Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPNZwz5_o_5uirJ8gQXnhEO
A 6+ hour series which teaches you everything about economy, how it is affected, different economics terms and more. It will also teach you about simple terms which you need to know like monopolies, stagfaltion etc. Everybody should learn economics as it is one of the biggest weaknesses of our country.
Crash Course Business Enterpreneurship (Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNamNKW5qlS-nKgA0on7Qze
Enterpreneurship is what built America, Canada And Singapore. It is something which is almost non existent in SL. Without entrepreneurs we cannot drive our country forward. It is a very interesting field which most people don't know about.
Note - If anybody knows any good books about personal finance please let me know as i think it is very important.

7. Other Notable Mentions
Shhh Talkshow Sri Lanka (Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9R-lccClK7uhR-kf5m60eQ
Has open conversations with people about things considered taboo here in SL.
Hans Billimoria Speech (Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSZZJ2Fkqzo
Something which all of you must listen to. Highly recommend any of Hans Bilimoria’s videos.

I took my time to make this so that many of us can actually benefit, so make sure you guys share these content with your friends and family as well. If you have any siblings, be responsible and show these to them. If you actually give yourself time to watch all these, Well congrats you have learnt way more than what you have learnt your entire school life. All these videos contain all the content you should have been taught so enjoy stay at home period binging these. They are pretty fun actually. Doesn't matter how old you are and how much stuff you know, it's still better to learn everyday. Anything for a better country. Cheers ;)
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