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[-] clif 13 points 3 days ago

They keep trying to do this in Arkansas too. So far enough people have seen through it and voted it down each time but I think there's another one in the works.

[-] clif 3 points 3 days ago

Can you blame it though?

[-] clif 7 points 4 days ago

Holy shit, that's a long trek.

Nice job and I hope you get your feet healed up.

[-] clif 47 points 5 days ago

gun-zip just rolls off the tongue better. Two syllables instead of three? Yes, please.

[-] clif 27 points 5 days ago

I've never heard fs-tab in my life. Always f-stab. Hmmm...

[-] clif 6 points 1 week ago
[-] clif 7 points 2 weeks ago

I'll join this.

I commented on a motorcycle thread a few days ago where the poster said "bike from 1982, over forty years old" (or something to that effect) where I had to do the math and realize... Shit... That was forty years ago.

[-] clif 13 points 2 weeks ago

O, and also short term memory loss.

; )

[-] clif 1 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

I can confirm two in use simultaneously and a total of three connected (2 xbone, 1 PS5) but we were playing a two player only game. I would assume that if the game supports it, the deck would too.

... But that's an assumption :)

EDIT: to clarify - the wireless connectivity support is from the deck, not the dock.

[-] clif 14 points 2 weeks ago

I can't think of how there could be any but I'm not a lawyer 🤷

You're just preventing unwanted content from reaching your device.

[-] clif 12 points 2 weeks ago

I'd been looking for the nudge to cancel and the last round of ads did it for me.

[-] clif 39 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Host it yourself with Ladder : D

https://github.com/everywall/ladder

I started hosting this when 12ft wasn't working for many things. I told a friend and they said "what about 1ft?" Which I hadn't seen before. Now that other commenters said 1ft is shutting down, I'm glad I went ahead with self hosting Ladder

Also might check out /c/selfhosted for more self hosting info.

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submitted 3 weeks ago by clif to c/arkansas

A Missouri-based health care charity bribery and embezzlement scheme that had already put several former Arkansas lawmakers in prison had two former firm executives sentenced in federal court in April.

The two were the former chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Missouri-based Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc. The former COO, 68-year-old Tommy “Tom” Ray Gross, received a six-year prison sentence on April 25, and his wife and former CFO, 65-year-old Bontiea Bernedette Gross, received a three-year sentence on Monday. The court also ordered the pair to pay $4.35 million in a combination of forfeitures and restitution.

The sentencing came after both had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pay bribes and kickbacks to elected Arkansas officials in September 2022. Tom Gross also pleaded guilty to embezzling funds and filing false tax returns.

One Arkansas legislator discovered in the government’s investigation was former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson. Hutchinson received an eight-year sentence in 2023 after pleading guilty to false tax returns and federal program bribery charges in the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas and the Western District of Missouri federal courts in 2019. He is the son of former United States Sen. Tim Hutchinson and nephew of former Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

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submitted 1 month ago by clif to c/arkansas

An Arkansas Senate committee unanimously approved two bills Thursday that would regulate cryptocurrency mining operations, and the committee will reconvene Tuesday to hear more public comment on the policies.

There are crypto mines in DeWitt and in the Bono community near Greenbrier, and officials have raised concerns over foreign ownership and whether the mines pose a national security risk. Additionally, Greenbrier-area residents have filed a lawsuit claiming noise pollution from the local crypto mine, which is in Irvin’s district.

Bryant’s bill, Senate Bill 78, would place noise limits on Arkansas crypto mines, prohibit them from being owned by certain foreign entities and allow local governments to pass ordinances regulating the mines.

The bill’s listed options for noise regulations include “using liquid cooling or submerged cooling” techniques, sealing computers into structures that minimize the sound heard outside, and being located at least 2,000 feet away from “the nearest residential or commercial structure.”

Residents or business owners within 2,000 feet of a crypto mine would be able to seek legal remedies regarding noise complaints in county circuit courts, Bryant said.

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submitted 1 month ago by clif to c/arkansas

In what may seem like an unusual pairing, Trinity Episcopal Church and "Love, Titos," the philanthropic branch of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, have teamed up with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to establish a community garden in downtown Little Rock.

On a somewhat chilly Friday morning, nearly 200 volunteers came out to the site on south Broadway Street to complete the final phase of the installation, building on work from October of last year, and planting tomatoes, okra, blueberries, squash, and other healthy fruits and vegetables.

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submitted 3 months ago by clif to c/arkansas

A state committee continues its work to build a pro-life memorial on the Arkansas Capitol grounds.

The “Monument to the Unborn” was created through a law the legislature passed in 2023. Bill sponsor Sen. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, said the monument would be “tastefully done.” He wanted the memorial to celebrate the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which immediately made abortion illegal in Arkansas.

The Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission along with the Secretary of State are responsible for installing the monument. Last year, the group sifted through submissions from artists across the state. On Tuesday, the commission landed on a living flora wall, put forth by artist Lakey Goff.

“God is doing a new thing with this wall,” Goff said at a Tuesday meeting of the commission. Abortion was only mentioned once during her presentation.

On the far right of the wall, a plaque will be adorned with Psalm 139. This verse contains the phrase “you knit me in my mother's womb.” Goff says this verse will serve to “bring honor where there was once shame.”

For anyone new to this thinking "that's a lot of religion and god for a government property" I'd like to remind you that Arkansas already has a 12 commandments monument and then all other (non-christian) religious monuments were rejected. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/26/606029241/arkansas-installs-a-new-ten-commandments-monument-at-its-capitol

At least it will be "tastefully done" I guess... I'm sure Hammer knows a lot about taste.

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submitted 3 months ago by clif to c/arkansas

Arkansas Republican Attorney General Tim Griffin has approved a ballot initiative aimed at enshrining abortion rights in the state constitution after having blocked two earlier drafts of the proposal.

“Today, we are one step closer to restoring the freedom that was taken from individuals when Roe v. Wade was overturned,” McHugh said in a statement. “We won’t stop until Arkansans can use their voice at the ballot box in November.”

Although the measure would restore abortion rights for many individuals, it would still offer less abortion protections than were in place prior to Roe v. Wade’s overturn;

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submitted 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) by clif to c/knitting

afterthought heel

I've been trying to get my 3d printed circular knitting machine going for almost 6 months now and I think I'm almost there. I finally realized that it's impossible to crank the heel/toe on this machine - but only because the extra drag of decreases causes it to bind up. It'd totally be possible if the gaps on the spindle were larger so it was less difficult to pull slips/decreases down into it.

Anywho, I gave up on doing everything on the CKM and just cranked a tube (worsted weight - 36 needles) with the intention to do an afterthought everything. I did the heel today. Not great, not terrible, it'll work. I'll try to throw on the toe tomorrow. I definitely should've made it wider so I had a more gradual decrease and a larger heel. But hey - try, fail, learn, do better : )

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submitted 5 months ago by clif to c/arkansas

Arkansas’ removal of thousands of children from Medicaid coverage this year has raised concerns with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a Monday letter from the department secretary to Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

In Arkansas, 78,506 fewer children were enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in September than in March of this year, an 18% enrollment decrease, according to HHS data.

Much of the decline resulted from the Arkansas Department of Human Services’ six-month review of the eligibility of Medicaid recipients whose coverage was extended for three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Roughly 420,000 Arkansans retained coverage during that period even if they no longer qualified for benefits because of income or other eligibility limits.

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submitted 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago) by clif to c/arkansas

Arkansas lawmakers on Friday allowed the state Department of Finance and Administration to administer a taxpayer-funded $1 million program to provide funds to pregnancy resource centers, which are often religiously affiliated and discourage abortion while encouraging birth.

The department will start distributing the money in January, spokesman Scott Hardin said in an email.

Arkansas has more than 40 of these centers, often called “crisis pregnancy centers.” They operate independently but form a community, the Arkansas Pregnancy Network, due to their shared missions and similar services, Maria Speer, executive director of the Life Choices center in Conway, told lawmakers in August.

Digital advertising was a shared priority among several recipients of last year’s grant. Several centers said they would use the money to target ads toward Arkansans whose online activity suggests they might have an unplanned pregnancy.

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submitted 5 months ago by clif to c/arkansas

Arkansas government transparency advocates proposed a ballot measure on Monday that would define a public meeting and create a special body to help citizens denied access to public records.

Arkansas Citizens for Transparency submitted a proposed ballot title and popular name for the “Arkansas Government Transparency Act,” a companion to a proposed constitutional amendment submitted last week that would create a right to government transparency.

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a law in September shielding these records from public access after a special legislative session. Sanders advocated for several more exemptions to the FOIA that met bipartisan pushback and did not advance in the Legislature.

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submitted 5 months ago by clif to c/arkansas

A Norwegian liquid food packaging company will open a new $70 million, 300,000-square-foot factory including equipment at the Port of Little Rock, the company announced Dec. 5.

Elopak announced plans to build its first U.S. production facility at the port at 611 Zuber Road. It plans to start with about 80 employees including engineers and printers.

The company produces Pure-Pak gable top cartons – the kind with a triangular top – for milk, juices, plant-based products and liquid eggs. It is the world’s largest producer of fresh liquid carton fiber-based packaging.

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submitted 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago) by clif to c/arkansas

The eight plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege the sexual abuse was mostly perpetrated by a former staffer, Emmett Alden Presley. Presley was a licensed counselor and the Ranch’s Director of Social Services.

Family members Bud, Ted and Shirley Suhl lead the facility. The complaint alleges these high-ranking members were told about the abuse and allowed it to continue.

In the complaint, the plaintiffs are only known as “John Doe’s.” John Doe 1 stayed at the facility from 1997 to 2000. He says he was raped by Presley repeatedly during their weekly counseling sessions. He said the abuse happened over three years.

“The several years I spent at the Lord's Ranch were the worst most horrific experiences I can remember,” he said. “He used my trust as a weapon against me,” he said of Presley. The abuse, he said, “has impacted my entire life.”

The descriptions of the abuse listed in the complaint have a similar pattern. Often Presley would force children to perform oral sex and promise them gifts if they complied. Students who refused the abuse were threatened with the removal of privileges like access to phone calls and visits home.

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submitted 6 months ago by clif to c/arkansas

Quote : A new missile factory is set for construction in southern Arkansas.

The company RTX, formerly known as Raytheon, is building the facility in Camden. The projected cost is $33 million, and should create 30 new jobs.

At a press conference Thursday, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was proud of the weapons Arkansas builds and sends worldwide.

“The only way to have a safe America, is to have a strong America,” she said. “Our enemies are on the march and they have their targets set squarely on the backs of Americans.”


Only 30 jobs for a "missile factory"?

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