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Here are the steps to find your email address on Facebook Lite and the mobile site of Facebook. Step 1: Launch the Facebook Lite app or open the mobile website of Facebook. Step 2: Tap on the ... Searching Facebook is a great way to find someone online. With it being the largest social networking site in existence, your odds of finding the person you're looking for is fairly high.. Facebook lets its users add lots of information about themselves to their profile, and the inherent function of the site is to bring people closer together through information sharing. Easily find your friends and get the group started, even without their phone numbers. Hang out and have fun together See who's online, send messages and reactions, and group video chat together. Sharing GIFs on Facebook. There are a few things you can and can’t do with GIFs on Facebook. First, you can simply find a link to a GIF that’s hosted elsewhere (like Giphy or Imgur), paste the link into the status box, and post it. Facebook will automatically detect that it’s a GIF and render it accordingly. Here are some tips to safely find person on Facebook: Use input above and directly search by one’s Name or Surname. Try to extend search query by relevant keywords, which person could use in the Facebook profile section description, for example, education places, current city or favourites. You may find third party websites that can get you the Facebook ID of a profile, but being dependent on such websites is not worthy when you can get the ID within few clicks, also these sites do not uncover the ID for photos, albums, etc. So here is the best, simple, and most usable way to find Facebook ID of a profile. 1. For integrations of certain Facebook social plugins, like the 'Like' button and 'Like box', and others, Facebook requires that you know your Facebook numeric user ID. Unfortunately, they make this very difficult to find, especially if you have a so-called 'vanity' personalized profile URL. The Facebook company builds technologies that give people the power to connect with friends and family, find communities and grow businesses. Find Facebook ID is a really easy tool to get a personal numeric Facebook ID, Facebook page ID or Facebook group ID. There is no need to logging in. The only thing that is required is the URL of a Facebook personal profile, page or group. You can find Recent Ad Activity in the bookmarks sidebar of Facebook’s mobile apps and desktop site. Recent Ad Activity appears to show the past three months or so of ads you clicked, liked ...

A gallery of inexplicable stupidity

2009.08.28 10:49 namsilat A gallery of inexplicable stupidity

*A subreddit for you to share the stupidity of people online and IRL. Post screenshots from forums, social media sites, or just real life. --------------------------------------------------- ***PLEASE*** read all of the sidebar before posting, thanks! -------------------------------------------
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2013.04.18 01:40 fatlogic

Find out what keeps you fat and then do something about it. Sick of being fat? Shed your fatlogic here.
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2013.10.20 11:26 tilnewstuff Where everyone is a quantum scientist...

People trying too hard to look smart.
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2020.09.19 07:57 BraellaAbroad Switched from Galaxy A20 to Revvl 4+

I signed up a few months ago with Metro PCS. So far I have been pretty happy. I get Amazon Prime which is convenient for shows, music, deals, etc. My only problems were with the phone. My Galaxy A20 was melting by the camera from the few times I've had to use the flashlight or flash.
I also didn't get great service at my job in certain places, and the limited storage space sucked. I have the cloud storage, but that doesn't do anything for apps (anyone know of a way to store apps?).
I was also getting annoyed because I would transfer my photos to the cloud, and then suddenly somehow lose some, or not be able to find them through Facebook (see: Perfect meme for this.. where the hex did it go?).
So far the Revvl 4+ seems to have better service in the places I go regularly. I'm hoping at work tomorrow I'll have better coverage in my usual dead zones. I live in a city so it's weird to me to not have service in places.
The Revvl 4+ only had 3 plainish options for cases. I picked one, but figured I'd order a nicer one when I got home. Turns out that almost all of the decorative-ish ones are on back order with at least a 3 week wait for shipping. There aren't many options for it to begin with yet, I guess cause it's so new.
I want to invest in a smart watch soon too. Anybody have suggestions for ones they like? I primarily want it to be able to see my texts for work (customer orders come as texts at my job), to be able to see who's calling without digging my phone out of my apron, and also for the NFC technology. My bank only uses Samsung Pay, and unless you have a $600-1000 phone it doesn't seem I can use it. Samsung Pay does have a watch plugin tho. I also don't wanna spend a fortune on a smart watch, nor do I want a super cheap one. Surely there has to be a good one that will take care of my needs around $50-100.
Any advice is appreciated. I'm trying to learn what I can from Reddit groups whenever possible.
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2020.09.19 07:34 w6equj5 How to manage OAuth in Node-Express / Vue web app?

Hi everyone,
I'm a bit confused as to how to manage the OAuth flow in my application. I can make it work, but I'm unsure of the best practices, and would like to find some good articles/tutorials/documentation on that topic.
My app is structured as follows:
Here are the Passport config file in the back-end, and the script part of my Login component.
My confusion comes from the fact that in order to start the OAuth flow, I need to actually leave my Vue app by linking to /api/login/google, which redirects to the Google OAuth page. Once the OAuth is completed, I'm not redirected to my Vue app but to the Node back-end (via the callback setup in Passport config).
One way to make it work is to open that OAuth flow in a popup window, track through my Vue app the content of that window, and as soon as I get the user object I close the window and login the user in the front-end. But somehow that doesn't seem quite right.
Should I find a way to actually have that callback function redirect to my Vue app and get the Vue app to deal with it? Any good resource online with examples to understand that clearly?
Thanks for your help!
(x-posted to vuejs)
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2020.09.19 06:51 clurrys Positive Abortion Experience (Long)

I realize this is very long. This is mostly a vent, just me sharing my experience. Please don't feel obligated to read it. I have sectioned it a bit to make it easier to parse. I also want to say 'thank you' to this community. When I was was deciding to get an abortion but was scared, I came to this sub and found the support and advice that I needed, and I am incredibly appreciative.
I had an abortion August 1st. About a month and a half ago now. When I found out I was pregnant, and over the next few days while I was unsure what to do before eventually deciding to get an abortion, the sheer terror, and panic, and just feeling like I was losing my mind was unparalleled to anything I’ve ever felt.
[Reasons for terminating] I have never wanted to have kids. I do want to raise kids, I’d just rather adopt after they are old enough to use the toilet and communicate to me with at least some words. I have always had a fear of pregnancy and childbirth. It sounds hellish to me. The vomiting and the tiredness and the heaviness and in the later months, hardly being able to walk? And the pain of labor and birth? Scares me. I was only pregnant for about 5 and a half weeks, and in that time my fears were only furthered when I realized how deeply pregnancy affects your MENTAL state too, not just physical. On top of my many pre-existing mental health problems, being pregnant made me feel like I was losing my mind. I was a completely different person, in only the first month. I could hardly get out of bed for more than ten minutes, lost all of my appetite (seriously I was only eating half a meal a day), was crying randomly, and a lot of the time I was semi zoned out, and felt dissociated. I thought I was just going through a particularly bad depressive episode, but when I found I was pregnant... I had a line of thought. I knew this was putting me in an extreme mental state, one where I could not recognize myself, and it felt like I was under some spell. I knew... that if I continued being someone who was not me, and was not well, there was a real threat that I could feel compelled to hurt myself or worse. Especially if this affect became worse as the pregnancy progressed. I was able to recognize I was in the early steps of becoming a danger to myself. I did not want a baby to begin with, but that didn’t feel like enough justification... but for these reasons, there was a genuine need to terminate.
(On a side note, the thing I was most angry about was finding that, while complete loss of appetite is a form of morning sickness, my body still prioritized the fetus, so what little nutrients I did manage to get into me, went all to the damn thing while I LITERALLY STARVED AROUND IT.)
[Hesitations] I was scared. I was a little scared of the pain that would come with abortion, but mostly I was scared of the shame. I thought I would feel like a murderer, that I would be racked with guilt for the rest of my life, like I would live endlessly in that scene in Macbeth of trying to wash blood off my hands. I was plagued with visions of burning in hell forever, which is funny, because I’m don’t believe in hell, but that’s how much our culture pushes the narrative of abortion as evil. My catholic friend actually comforted me by assuring the bible never really concretely condemned abortion, and that most Abrahamic religions even specifically allowed abortions when the fetus posed a danger to the woman (which she further assured that feeling like I’m losing my mind and suicidal thoughts were definitely a danger). This was my biggest hesitation. In retrospect, the extreme lengths this fear went was no doubt fueled by my deteriorating mental state at the time. I also lost a friend I have known since high school. She was always an extreme (not terf) radical feminist, yet when I came to her for support, she shamed me. She told me my reasons weren’t valid, said I was being selfish, said I was killing a human, implied I was incapable of loving any potential child. When I said I didn’t feel right, morally, creating a life and bringing it into a world that I have had such a painful time in and often struggled to want to stay in (depression, yknow) she went on a spiel about “not focusing on that and instead focusing on [an entire long ass list of milestones and memories the average parent creates with their child that I will not list because it was triggering to me then and could be triggering to any of you]” and that was just...? That was the most disgusting, manipulative, guilt trippy, so so so namipulative thing anyone could have said to me? I was shocked. I could not believe it. I blocked her and lost a friendship. I do not regret my decision in cutting contact with her but it still wounds me so deeply that my close friend of many years would DO that.
[Abortion experience] I thought a lot about it, even got help from other people on this sub, and made up my mind to go through with it. I chose a medical abortion so I could be comfortable and cared for and surrounded by love. I actually chose to have it at my family’s house, instead of my own, because my family is really cool and I’m really lucky and I felt extremely taken care of there. My boyfriend bought me ice cream, my mom gave me a heating pad, and my brother always brought me food and water whenever I asked. (I even bought adult diapers because I figured I was going to hurt too much to get up and change pads too often and, well, diapers are more absorbent. I was very correct btw, I would definitely recommend diapers for this.) My 4 year old sisters were there too, which I thought would make me feel bad, but it actually sort of made me feel better? I don’t really know why, maybe I felt like I was still capable of loving certain children while feeling valid in finding them to be a handful and not wanting my own. Anyway, I took the first pill on the 1st, and the next four pills on the 2nd. I put them in my cheeks for about half an hour and then swallowed the rest, though I’m not sure how much they even dissolved since my mouth was so dry with not being able to keep anything down, including water. I threw up about 40 minutes later, which I looked up and saw is bad and you should call your clinic if you throw up in under 60 minutes after you swallow them but... the pain had already kicked in and I really just decided I couldn’t deal with that at the moment. Irresponsible but nothing bad ended up happening. I took Hydrocodone (before the pills actually) and laid down with my boyfriend with a heating pad and Netflix. After about 20 minutes the pain kicked in. It was... like getting kicked in the stomach. It was really bad. I’ve had ovarian cysts burst and this was like that but about 2 or 3 times worse. I was genuinely writhing and moaning. But even through all that I never regretted my decision. In a way, it felt natural. Like that was simply my body doing what needed to be done to get the bad stuff out, however much strain was necessary to do it, which I guess was very literally what was happening. I went to the bathroom two or three times and passed most of the clotting pretty quickly. I think I was only in pain like that for about half an hour before I just lost consciousness. I blacked out and slept through the worst of it, and woke up two hours later. It still hurt after this, but not consistently, and not as bad. It was like a really bad cramp, every ten minutes or so. Mostly I just felt a swarm of endorphins at this point, and relief that the worst was over. My bf continued to be right by my side with Netflix and later that night I was so happy to find my appetite returned that I actually cried. The next day I was so hungry, I think I ate my weight in food, and every bite made me so happy. The pain lasted for about two days after, gradually decreasing, and the bleeding and weak feeling lasted about a week. The pain was pretty bad, but it was bearable because I was confident in my decision, and I was lucky to have the environment and support that I did.
[Aftermath] The best part about all of this is that I am so happy to say, the biggest fear I had, that I would feel guilty and dirty and like a murderer, I have never once felt it. During the abortion process, it never felt like murder, it never felt like a human inside of me. It was definitely, from beginning to end, something that had invaded my body, without my permission, stole my food and made me starve, and made me sick, and made me go crazy so quickly. I do not say this lightly, but it felt like removing a malignant growth. It WAS hurting me. The entire experience has normalized abortion so much to me personally that it is easy to forget I even had one, because the narrative surrounding abortion in conservative circles is so not true to my experience that it almost doesn’t even sound like they’re talking about the same thing. When I regained my appetite, and my sanity, I knew I did the right thing, and I have never felt guilt about it. I think an important thing is keeping yourself surrounded by positive and supportive people. I do not feel ashamed, but I do not want to invite unnecessary hate, so I have chosen not to publicly announce that I ever was pregnant or that I had an abortion, and have only told a handful of people. I went to my gynecologist about four weeks ago, who told me that everything looks good, my hcg levels are dropping consistently, and all the tissue is out of my uterus. I am now on birth control as well. The pregnancy was a nightmare. I am glad I chose not to go through with it. I planned on eventually writing and posting about my experience on here, and felt compelled to today after seeing a post on facebook, talking about abortion, with all the comments being the typical conservative comments you see on those kinds of posts. That societal reaction and view of me was very scary to me. I wasn’t scared of being looked down on, but of internalizing that vitriol, and driving myself mad with it. I was scared that I would come to believe it, because even when you know it isn’t true, it’s sheer prevalence in our culture can wear you down and worm into you. But even though seeing those comments today stung a bit, having gone through the experience of an abortion actually made it EASIER for me to disregard them than before. Because now I know with first hand experience that they are not true. I am none of the things pro-lifers say I am.not a murderer. I am a human. A girl. I like baking, and watching anime, and drawing and doing puzzles and reading books. I am scary smart on some niche subjects and yet I still get very anxious when I drive on anything but back roads. I have friends who I love, and a job and a boy I will marry once all this corona stuff is passed. I do not have blood on my hands. I love children, but I also love myself, and I know that I need to take care of myself first. I am a normal, sometimes bubbly, sometimes depressed, very much not evil, pretty average human woman, and I had an abortion. Because the pregnancy was causing me suffering, yes, but also just because I did not want to have a baby. I did not go mad with grief or become a villain. My life went back to normal. I know my experiences are not universal, (and I know this is EXTREMELY LONG at this point so if you’re reading this I commend you,) but if you are scared out of your wits like I was, and fear being consumed by guilt, it’s ok. A lot more people get abortions than you think. You don’t change after it. Not if you don’t want to. You are still a normal person after an abortion. Abortion is normal.
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2020.09.19 06:42 TheESTest Kickstarter Success Findings

Hi Reddit, I'm the founder of a startup planning to offer its first product for pre-order on Kickstarter in a couple of weeks. I've backed campaigns on Kickstarter before, but I've never launched one myself, so I've been hunting around for tips and tricks on how to achieve successful Kickstarter funding, and I wanted to share my findings with the community. I figure this may help others who are in the same situation, or who are planning to use this approach for launching a product in the future. If you have any other tips or experiences to share, I'd love to hear them so I can incorporate them into my own project. Thanks guys.
I've linked some sources below. I didn't make or write any of them, and I'm not being compensated for linking them, but if these kinds of links are not allowed, I'll remove them. Mods, let me know if there's an issue.

Tips:
Statistics and Machine Learning Data
I've found a couple of articles that applied machine learning to try to identify the Kickstarter factors which most greatly affect the success of a product. Here are the takeaways:
  1. Don't set your funding goal too high. It seems obvious - if your funding goal is high, you're less likely to meet your goal. The best strategy appears to be: set your funding goal to just barely above what you need for your project to succeed. To do this, you need to have a solid understanding of the full cost of both producing and providing (i.e. fulfilling) your product to backers, and you need to choose your profit margin carefully. Personally, my company will be proceeding with a minimum 2.5 X COGS (cost of goods sold) strategy for setting the product's price in the market. I got this advice from a video from EEVBlog's channel on YouTube, linked below.
  2. Keep your campaign duration limited to around 30 days. The longer drawn out campaigns tend to fail more often because there it conveys to potential backers a reduced sense of urgency in achieving funding.
  3. Offer a lot of different reward tiers at different price points, perhaps 8-10 of them. This reminds me of the "foot in the door" sales tactic, where a low-priced product or service is offered along with a more expensive one. This makes the lower price seem more reasonable by comparison.
  4. Provide frequent updates to your backers as the campaign progresses. This seems like a correlation rather than a cause for success. A creator who cares about the success of the project will probably be more engaged with his/her backers than a creator who doesn't care.
  5. There is a correlation between the success of a project and its launch month during the year. Project failures increase around November and December, which I guess makes sense because of the holidays as people would rather not spend more of their money than they already have. Or, maybe they ARE willing to spend their money, but they know that their Kickstarter rewards won't arrive in time for the holidays. It turns out that best month of the year to launch is around March, with a slowly-declining success rate which tanks around November-December. Ideally, I would have launched my own Kickstarter earlier in the year because of this. C'est la vie.

Recently Successful Projects
The most recent successful projects on Kickstarter sometimes have similar features which I wanted to list here.
  1. Include a lot of pictures. I assume doing so conveys that a lot of effort and work has been put into the project. I would personally be more likely to back a project that has a lot of pictures rather than a project which has just just a few pictures.
  2. Show an actual photograph of your prototype, not just a 3D rendering or a sketch. I see quite a few proposed phone apps on Kickstarter which give no indication of how the product will actually work. I think most people can see through this lack of effort, because these types of projects sometimes fail to attract even $1, which is actually kind of hilarious.
  3. Some more successful (i.e. more money raised) projects use crowdfunding promotional services like Jellop or BackerCamp. Some of these services charge a fee in exchange for helping you with marketing via Facebook or Google. Other services act like a club, where backers and project creators can sign up to the club for a fee. The project creators get to list their project in the club's database, and the club member get an extra perk from the project, provided by the creator, if they back the project. I'm not sure what kinds of perks are offered on BackerClub because I'd need to sign up for it, but on a similar site, Bakkoo, a few projects offered perks such as "a free gift," or "early adopter pricing despite that reward tier being sold out." I'm on the fence about using one of these services; I might try to just handle marketing on Facebook, Pinterest, etc. myself, because it looks straightfoward to do so. On Facebook, for example, you make a company page/group, and there is a big blue Promote button which lets you set both your daily budget for ads as well as your target audience of Facebook users by age group, industry, their interests, etc.

Pre-Launch Preparedness:
More than one article online says that you should already have a following before launching your Kickstarter. (Duh.) That sounds like the ideal situation, but if you don't have any previous Kickstarter projects or haven't been engaged in building up your following over XXX number of months, this doesn't help very much. I figured I would include it in this list, even though it seems obvious.

So, there are my findings to date. If anyone has any other insights into promoting a Kickstarter campaign, it would help me greatly if you shared it. If anybody has any questions about my own imperfect approach to all this, feel free to ask. Thanks for reading.

Links (I'm not being compensated for providing these links, but I'll remove them if including them breaks the rules):
Kickstarter Machine Learning Article 1
Kickstarter Machine Learning Article 2
Kickstarter Machine Learning Article 3
EEVBlog's YouTube Video on Product Pricing
BackerClub
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2020.09.19 06:38 pnwtruecrime What Happened to Michael Bryson???

What Happened to Michael Bryson???
Please take a moment to read this story of a missing young man, Michael Bryson. While there are many active missing person cases, this story is unique and really needs as much attention as it can get.
Michael is a 27 year-old man from Oregon who was reportedly last seen on Wednesday, August 5th at around 4AM. He was at a camping trip/rave party at a campground near Dorena Lake in Oregon (HOBO campground). He was said to have walked away from the party in an unknown direction in the middle of the night and was not seen again. The exact details surrounding when/how/with whom he may have left are not fully known. At this point, weeks later, there has been no evidence of him in the wooded region for miles around the campground despite extreme efforts of search and rescue and hundreds of volunteers from the community. The stories given by some of the attendees of the party are inconsistent. The majority of these people left the day Michael went missing, continue to hold further rave events and parties, and have not returned to assist in the efforts to locate him; whereas complete strangers have dedicated time and energy to the search. This is felt to be extremely suspicious. Is it possible that he left of his own accord, vanishing without a trace? Or did something more insidious happen?
Michael's parents, Tina and Parrish, have been on local social media personality Rick Dancer's Facebook Live broadcast twice to give updates and plead for information. They have also done a couple of interviews with Emma Jerome from KEZI news. But we need to do better! We feel the best way to have any hope of finding him is to get the word out. Local, regional, and national news sources need to report on this story! Perhaps with the pressure of the world watching, it will help someone to have the courage to speak up and give us the information needed to find Michael. Unfortunately, many of our local news stations have been dismissive and some have gone so far as to state that unless it is a "sensationalized" story, their attention will go elsewhere.
A Private Investigator (Marc Perkins 916-201-6199) has generously volunteered to take on this case. There is an open case with the Lane County Sheriff's Office (541-682-4150, case # 20-5286). There are also Facebook groups to share information and assist in the search and fundraising. At the time of writing, the main Facebook group (LETS FIND MICHAEL BRYSON) has 12,000+ members including not only friends, family, and community members in this area, but also people who are captivated by this story from around the world. One of the most unique things about this case in particular is how many people who do not know Michael have joined in the efforts to search, fundraise, and offer support in any way possible to find him.
He did not disappear into thin air. We need to bring Michael home. Whatever the outcome is, a grieving family needs closure and people will rally around them to help get that closure.
Please contact Michael's father, Parrish Bryson, for further information. Phone: 541-513-3413. Email: [email protected]. We can set up interviews and provide photos and further information as needed.
Thank you so much for your consideration!
#BringMichaelBrysonHome #LetsFindMichaelBryson #WeAreComingForYouMichael
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2020.09.19 06:37 Hootietheblobfish Mentoring scam

Hey guys,
Something strange has happened to me. I'm on an app to meet new friends and now I've have had two different people mention that they are friends with a couple who is "mentoring" them.
The first one who mentioned it, I didn't even clue in because I thought okay cool they have a mentor I guess. But the second time I was like "wait, what?". They have both mentioned something along the lines of their mentors getting tired of the 9-5 and wanting to build financial freedom. My MLM spidey senses are tingling.
I asked one girl directly, do you work for an MLM? And she laughed it off and said no. I googled mentoring scam and the signs pointed towards Amway. I asked flat out if they worked for Amway and they told me to "slow down I was getting way ahead of myself and it would be sad if everyone was only chatting to people to sell them something or recruit them."
I checked one girls Facebook and there are no products but I did see her post a screenshot of a zoom "mentoring" call with quite a few couples in the chat.
The girl I didn't confront about Amway has asked if I want to set up a zoom call. Highly suspicious at this point it's going to be a pitch.
Is this just a weird coincidence?? Has anyone encountered something like this and if so did you find out what it was?
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2020.09.19 06:35 pnwtruecrime What happened to Michael Bryson??

Please take a moment to read this story of a missing young man, Michael Bryson. While there are many active missing person cases, this story is unique and really needs as much attention as it can get.
https://preview.redd.it/nx4zl64b91o51.jpg?width=724&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=85efa387fd143893ced6f9c641c839d3cf8a7f00
Michael is a 27 year-old man from Oregon who was reportedly last seen on Wednesday, August 5th at around 4AM. He was at a camping trip/rave party at a campground near Dorena Lake in Oregon (HOBO campground). He was said to have walked away from the party in an unknown direction in the middle of the night and was not seen again. The exact details surrounding when/how/with whom he may have left are not fully known. At this point, weeks later, there has been no evidence of him in the wooded region for miles around the campground despite extreme efforts of search and rescue and hundreds of volunteers from the community. The stories given by some of the attendees of the party are inconsistent. The majority of these people left the day Michael went missing, continue to hold further rave events and parties, and have not returned to assist in the efforts to locate him; whereas complete strangers have dedicated time and energy to the search. This is felt to be extremely suspicious. Is it possible that he left of his own accord, vanishing without a trace? Or did something more insidious happen?
Michael's parents, Tina and Parrish, have been on local social media personality Rick Dancer's Facebook Live broadcast twice to give updates and plead for information. They have also done a couple of interviews with Emma Jerome from KEZI news. But we need to do better! We feel the best way to have any hope of finding him is to get the word out. Local, regional, and national news sources need to report on this story! Perhaps with the pressure of the world watching, it will help someone to have the courage to speak up and give us the information needed to find Michael. Unfortunately, many of our local news stations have been dismissive and some have gone so far as to state that unless it is a "sensationalized" story, their attention will go elsewhere.
A Private Investigator (Marc Perkins 916-201-6199) has generously volunteered to take on this case. There is an open case with the Lane County Sheriff's Office (541-682-4150, case # 20-5286). There are also Facebook groups to share information and assist in the search and fundraising. At the time of writing, the main Facebook group (LETS FIND MICHAEL BRYSON) has 12,000+ members including not only friends, family, and community members in this area, but also people who are captivated by this story from around the world. One of the most unique things about this case in particular is how many people who do not know Michael have joined in the efforts to search, fundraise, and offer support in any way possible to find him.
He did not disappear into thin air. We need to bring Michael home. Whatever the outcome is, a grieving family needs closure and people will rally around them to help get that closure.
Please contact Michael's father, Parrish Bryson, for further information. Phone: 541-513-3413. Email: [email protected]. We can set up interviews and provide photos and further information as needed.
Thank you so much for your consideration!
#BringMichaelBrysonHome #LetsFindMichaelBryson #WeAreComingForYouMichael
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2020.09.19 06:32 Blissbeast I lost my girlfriend to a stroke.

On September 6th 2020 they took her off life support.
After months of dating, and her spending a weekend with me she told she had something to say. She had an eight year old daughter she had not told me about. She was scared to tell me. After thinking it over and making her wait I told her I could not be her partner even though I loved her. I found after that her daughter was taken from because of her condition (anorexia). She was so devastated and I regretted my decision and begged her to take me back. I told her we could move forward to come over the next weekend. She agreed to and we consoled each other. She kept getting upset and stopped eating for four days. I was inattentive busy with work. Talking to her when I could, but not enough. Tell her I loved her and to eat and sleep but not really understanding the severity of the situation.
On the Friday night she got upset, said she was going to go drinking with artist friends and sent me videos and messages throughout the night. Then went walking out alone trying to find drugs and was attacked by a group of men passing a bar and was taken to the hospital and released.
The next day I called her and told her I was worried. She was okay but bruised.
That day I went to a hair appointment and we talked on and off. I started to drink that day and was ignoring her messages and calls to paint and drink. I didn't know it was so serious. I didn't understand she was crying out for help.
I went to a friend's and she started to send me photos from my Facebook and accusations of cheating. Accusing me of being at a music festival because I had clicked interested to the event. Claiming multiple on her friends had seen me which I knew was impossible.
I half assed tried to reassure her. I was drunk and not really trying hard at this point. Eventually at some point I turned off my phone.
I woke up in the morning and turned on my phone to a wall of messages of hate and swears with the last thing she said was "I hate you. Fuck you. Good bye".
I tried to call. And text. And call. And text. Message every account. For days. 2 days.
On the third day I called the police to do a wellness check. She lived in the next city 2 hours away. They told me she was in the hospital.
The hospital couldn't release and information. I assumed she tried to hurt herself and was in a psychward. I could only send one way messages through a wellwishes program. For a week I did this hoping each day to hear back. Her phone was still ringing to no answer.
Then I got a message on Facebook.
She has passed away.
I was so devastated and guilt ridden I stopped going to work for five days. Tried drinking to death. Friends took me to the emergency room. And took all my firearms. I had people take care of me for days and had the police phoned on me.
I pulled myself together three days ago. But the more I read the texts the day leading up to. The more I think about how I turned off my phone. The more I think about how I didn't call the police for two days....
I'm so immensely filled with guilt. I feel like a monster that could have saved the woman I loved. The woman I would call my wife.
Her family is having a celebration of life in a few weeks. I need to ask them what happened because I still don't know. Just that she died of a stroke. Her friends say it may have been drugs.
I'm so sad and so guilty. I miss her so much and I know it was my fault for being a self absorbed selfish piece of shit.
I miss her so much.
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2020.09.19 06:09 AutoModerator 2020 Emilia-Romagna GP: Saturday MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 & MotoE Free Practice, Qualifying & MotoE Race 1 Discussion

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Length: 4.2 km (2.63 miles)
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2020.09.19 05:59 ladypeetz786 Need to vent about ridiculous experience

TLDR: Desperation to get PCE leads to really crazy phlebotomist job that may not have even been a real job
Guys. I have just had the absolute weirdest week and I'm trying to collect myself.
So I just started my journey to becoming a PA about a month ago. My husband and I work at the same company and when I told him I wanted to do this he was really supportive and I started looking into how to get PCE, where I should take pre reqs, etc. I've worked as a phlebotomist before so I started applying to positions, reached out to people on LinkedIn for advice on finding positions, messaging PAs about shadowing opportunities. Ideally, I planned on working at my current company until I could find a phlebotomist position and would start taking prereqs.
Then this week I got an email from my supervisor that I would be laid off in a couple weeks. I was pretty shaken up, but luckily my husband was one of the few people that were able to stay on the project so I figured this wasn't too bad since I was already applying for phlebotomy jobs.
This is where it gets really weird. I found a facebook page through some contacts about a lab that was looking for a phlebotomist a few months ago. It had an odd name, something like "Galaxy City Laboratories" but I decided to call them and check it out. So I give them a call and they're like "Yeah we need someone part-time. Can you start tomorrow?" They explained that right now I would have to travel to the locations and they would have a permanent location in about a month so I could start there. For now I would get $15 per patient. I was ECSTATIC. I never imagined it would be this easy to find a job since I've had trouble finding a phlebotomist position in the past. I felt like something was off but I desperately needed PCE so I just went with it.
The guy wants to meet up somewhere so he can give me the materials and I suggest a nearby grocery store parking lot. I was kind of sketched out because he did not ask me a SINGLE QUESTION. I mean, I'm going to be taking care of patients and sticking them with needles. Why would not make sure the person you were hiring wasn't some kind of psychopath? But whatever. I meet him in the parking lot. Figure he's going to tell me more about the job there and maybe ask some important questions like idk WHAT'S YOUR FULL NAME? and maybe have you ever done this before in your life ever(I have but I felt weird not being asked). I kid you not- this man does not ask me a single question. Hands me a styrofoam box with the needles and tubes and some paperwork and says "Everything you need is in the box." And he was ready to walk [email protected]! I was like "What? Where am I going tomorrow? Who are the patients? WHAT THE HECK IS GALAXY LABORATORIES?!" and then I told him it's been a while since I've done this so I was a bit nervous. Then he finally tells me it's geriatric patients and says to call him if I have any trouble and maybe sometime he can show me how to do it properly and whatever. But he still expected me to go the next day to draw blood. He mentioned that the patients would be in a house. Okay? Still sounded pretty sketchy so I was considering taking my brother. I mean it was totally possible I was going to get jumped and the box I was carrying had all the tools they needed to knock me out and remove a kidney or something. So I go home start looking at the materials and reviewing how to stick patients. I don't have a lot of experience with geriatric patients so I was watching videos and reading articles on how to make sure they were comfortable. But I kept thinking how this guy was just sending me to these poor people and had no idea how I would man handle them or whatever. HE NEVER EVEN ASKED ME MY FULL NAME! I could go in and do anything and leave and he would not be able to find me! He said we would do paperwork later, but I didn't even consider who would be liable if I accidentally hit a nerve and hurt the patient or something? How is this okay?
Anyway this morning I called the place to see when I should show up and the head of the nursing home is like "Who is this? Who are you with?" Like it seemed like he had no idea someone was supposed to show up? I was so flustered I couldn't remember the name of the labs but I was trying to be professional so I just awkwardly stated "I'm with er...Galaxy Labs..." It sounded so fake my dudes. I was sketched out about me for this guy. He says he has to call his people to figure it out and eventually I get the okay to go and it turns out to be a surprisingly nice nursing home. The nurse there was super helpful and really kind with the patients, but I realized why the guy didn't bother to check me out properly. The patients have dementia. Even if I handled them poorly, they couldn't really complain. It was really sad to see the state some of them were in and I feel kind of terrible about trying to stick them without being confident. The first woman didn't seem fully aware I was there, but I tried to tell her what I was doing and stuck the back of her hand a couple of times. Couldn't get a vein and her skin was so fragile it was hard to use the tourniquet properly. Also, the guy DID NOT GIVE ME ENOUGH MATERIALS! I had to reuse few pieces of gauze he gave me for each patient on multiple stick sites because I couldn't get it on the first try. I started apologizing to the woman and she seemed to become aware and looked at me sweetly and said "No it's okay, it's okay." Like this poor woman was in pain and even through her dementia tried to comfort me. The next patient had even worse dementia and became aggressive and grabbed me tightly when I tried to stick him. The nurse helped pull him off me and later told me she stayed because she was worried he might try to choke me. THIS IS MY FIRST DAY BTW AND NO ONE TOLD ME ANYTHINGGGG ABOUT BEING POTENTIALLY CHOKED. So at this point I was mentally drained and felt like crap. I met my last patient and he did not have dementia and seemed like a nice guy, but immediately said "Good luck getting blood from me because I have really hard veins!" I was just like...no. I'm not hurting any more people. I don't want this experience without proper training and back up if I can't do it. The nurse said she could call someone else in to do the labs but I guess that would be with another company? Idk. I tried calling the guy and he wouldn't answer his phone. I didn't know what I was supposed to do if I couldn't draw blood which is a pretty common thing for phlebotomist so I don't know why he wouldn't tell me! So I'm standing around for ten minutes waiting to get some direction and remember I have the guy's son's number so I call him and he's with his dad. They basically tell me to just take the stuff and he'll pick it up later.
I don't know why anyone would run an operation like this. I am so confused. Is this common? Did I just commit a crime? WHY IS THE NAME OF THE LAB SO STUPID?!
Also when I got home my husband told me there was a miscommunication. He could still lose his job, so there's that.
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2020.09.19 05:47 Mark041891 New here. My parents were almost always FOX NEWS evangelical right wingers but 2020 has made them worse

At almost 30, I admittedly was mostly apolitical. I just never got into much of it all, except the occasional glance from the Google News on various bills passed and movements happening like BLM and the like. I'm just a typical "gaymer" dude that is an introvert and generally gets along with everyone though I do tend to keep my number of friends limited.
Anyway I don't know how I managed to tune out the garbage spewed out by my parents over the years but I have, mainly due to HS, video games and staying at a friend's house a lot. My mom was never much into politics from what I remember growing up. But the minute she got with my evangelical right wing nut of a stepdad, she fell right into it all. My stepdad is nothing but FOX NEWS, Glenn Beck, believes in shit like the NWO conspiracies, that democrats are trying to turn the US into a socialist country, etc.
They've supported Trump since beginning. Oh they admit that he makes mistakes or says stupid things--though I never hear them talk about it and when someone criticizes him, it's FAKE NEWS by CNN and the liberals.With 2020 and BLM and COVID, it really made me realize the severity of their beliefs. It's made me get more in-tune with politics, at least somewhat. I find it all a nightmare really and don't even know where to start. It surely doesn't help that they're now utilizing Facebook and Youtube with their regular doses of FOX and the like. They think the virus is overblown or fake and is all a plot by the government for control. Masks somehow make you sick. They think BLM is racist and that White Supremacy doesn't exist.
They also are followers of a death cult (i.e. a pentecostal church that indoctrinates with end-time garbage by Irvin Baxter).
Outside of all of that, I get along with them okay, odd as it may seem. We share same movie (eg. late 80s comedies) and music (eg. Floyd/Zeppelin) interests. It's all a strange as fuck combination. I've confronted them via text about some of their "news" and it ends up being the guilt game (you must hate us) or they indirectly rant to other family members and church friends about how "this generation is lost! We've been around the block more, etc"
Sorry for the long rant. I just hate FOX and the like with a passion. Im trying to keep peace and not verbally get into an argument with them in person. Whenever I imagine myself doing so, my blood starts to boil and heart starts racing. So I just walk away when they get onto those various topics.
Im just tired. I really do wish the virus would just vanish and hope that Trump loses in November.
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2020.09.19 05:43 not_thereal_leon Can't bypass 2FA

I have 2 factor authentication on my account. I got Android 11 and tried to access my account but it doesn't work. After logging in I get stuck at the 2FA page. It takes absolutely ages to send the code to me. After I get the code, the code is either expired or for some reason there's an error and I have to resend the code only to wait for another hour to recieve it. I thought maybe it was a problem with Android Messages so I switched to Facebook Messenger but the problem persists.
Edit: I've experienced this problem before but it ended up working in the end. I don't have the recovery codes. I remember I had put them in a note in Keep Notes or One Note but I can't find them
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2020.09.19 05:39 throwupzebras Birth dad was younger than I expected...

Super sorry for the long post.
I was adopted when I was 1.5 years old. I am now a 26F. It was an open adoption and my birth mom was present at a lot of events (not necessarily a good mom while she was there though). She always weirded me out.
Now that I am older I recognize that she has a slew of mental issues and drug problems. We both have bipolar disorder but she has no resources on her side. She doesn't work most of the time and can't even spell my name right even though she named me and it is usually above the messages she shoots over on FB every thirty seconds.
She convinced me my birth dad was horrible and abandon me. Recently I found out my birth father's name. I found his girlfriend's facebook (this makes me sound so creepy I am sorry). There are many family photos of him and his four beautiful kids and his girlfriend. They are so happy. His youngest is the age of my kid. It's a bit strange. I linked up with my birth dad's sister through his gfs mutual friends and she was SO HAPPY to hear from me. She told me all about everything.
Turns out my birth father was 14 when I was conceived and only recently turned 15 when I was born (2 months early due to my 19 year old birth mother getting in a car accident). I am SHOCKED to say the least. My aunt told me they fought so hard in court but he was too young and they couldn't win. I'm not sure how no legal action was taken because of the 14/19 age situation so please don't ask me about that.
All I can think about is how sad that is for my dad. I was taken away after he fought for me and my birth mom gave me away and didn't tell him where I was. She never gave us a chance. Now he is happy. And I am so glad he is. I thought I was going to find another half of crazy. But he seems great and we'll rounded. The scariest part is we look identical. I broke down sobbing when I saw him simple due to pure resemblance. It made me feel more complete even to see just a photo.
But what now? I don't want to disturb his happiness.
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2020.09.19 05:02 Tweapodok33 I find 99% of the cringe I see on cringe pages, so it’s fun to spot one in the wild. This was on my Facebook feed today. Also, 🤮

I find 99% of the cringe I see on cringe pages, so it’s fun to spot one in the wild. This was on my Facebook feed today. Also, 🤮 submitted by Tweapodok33 to LookImAFirefighter [link] [comments]


2020.09.19 05:02 Throwawaygivenup1 I have one of the most toxic parent-child relationships out of anyone I know personally, and I'm currently losing the plot.

Its been like this forever I suppose. I can remember being 4 or 5 and my dad telling me I'm the reason that he smoked cigarettes. I would wake up to go to school as a teenager and my dad would smoke bongs in the living room, when I told him I'd end up going to school with a buzz, and smelling like weed, it was always the same thing " Its my house, like it or not ". When I was 14 they started giving me weed and buying cigarettes for me which eventually turned into a lifelong addiction (I am 23 and still find it extremely hard to remain sober, although I do have bouts of sobriety it takes a lot of willpower) When I was 15 they started smoking meth (never admitted to it but i know for sure because both my older brothers confessed that they had supplied it) and became really angry and abusive. One time my mother flipped out when a boyfriend came to visit because she thought I was ditching her to spend the day with him when he was only stopping by for 10 minutes. She pushed me out the back door and tried to push my face into our dogs faeces on the grass. I moved in and out since 16, not having anywhere to run to and eventually always going back to the same shit. On my 17th birthday, I begged my dad for new clothes because all I had was old hand me downs from cousins and friends, mostly filled with holes and decoloured from age. Being a girl this made it worse because anywhere I went the girls from school would make fun of me. He instead bought be a push-bike, which he harvested the wheels off of for his own bike only a few weeks later, never replacing them. That reminds me of a time when I was only 4 or 5 and he gave my one soccer ball I played with everyday to our pitbull because he thought it would be funny to watch him rip it up. Promising to replace it, but never did. And when I would ask about it the yelling would start. When I was sexually assaulted in 12th grade and finally told them, I got told I was lying. That is another downward spiral I'm not going to go down right now. My mum did end up coming with me to the house of the boy who assaulted me and told him if he didn't open the door she was going to kick his mothers ass instead, which is probably going to be one of my most fondest moments of my mum. My older brother ended up with schizophrenia when I was 13 but we were left at home alone together alot while my parents were either working or across the road at the pub drinking. The real kicker and trauma is something that happened at 15, I opened my phone one day to find a message exchange between my parents. It was photos of my best friend taken off her Facebook page, and sexual messages between them about her. She was 17 at the time. The messages directly related to her being 17. The photos taken ranged in age from 14 - 17. Really graphic, traumatising shit. She still doesn't know and never will, specifically to protect her mental health of course, because we were friends as literal babies, and they both watched her grow up. I know she will be as fucked up as I am if she knew. One time they took my school uniform out of my room and I saw my mum through the back window wearing it under her dressing gown. When i opened the door, she quickly covered it but it was too late. I didn't have the strength in me to call them out at that moment, I was only 17. I think I threw up but I can't really remember because they just gave me another bud to smoke so I would forget about everything. And that's what I did; smoked and smoked until my lungs hurt.
Now, I'm 23. I work a full time job and I have two children with the man who probably saved my life. They live with my older brother who is very sick and needs help to look after his children. This gets me as well because when I turned 18 they decided they didn't want to work anymore and moved into a caravan and left me to sort my own place out. But could look after my brothers well into their 30's. I ended up on couches and in a caravan owned by my brother until i worked my way up. But i have nice things now, so you guys know. I live well. My children go there 3 days a week so I am able to afford to put food on the table. I am on a waiting list for day cares but nothing has been available for a long time. This in itself fucks me up. Some days I feel like I cant go on, but I would never contemplate suicide because I am deep in my spirituality and believe life is a test and ending it early is cheating. And i will only end up somewhere worse than I am now. I need help to process the first 18 years of my life. I need to know if anyone else has gone through anything similar. There is probably alot more i can type but my fingers are starting to shake and im going to end it here because I don't feel well and im chain smoking over it. Whenever I bring up any of this with them, i am abused and last time I was told I am 'disgusting' and 'no wonder my partner left me' ( we broke up periodically but we were just young and stupid and we've grown into a healthy marriage since.) Sorry for any typos but if I read over any of this im probably just going to make myself sick.
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2020.09.19 04:59 BA_DA_ [CO] How can I get my mother to stop contacting me.

I am in Colorado. She is in Oregon. I am 36 years old. She did not raise me but has always had some sort of contact with me. We lived across the country so I would typically spend a couple weeks with her in the summer. She is a toxic person but it was not until last Christmas that I realized I no longer wanted her to be in my life. She said some horribly hurtful things to me so I made my decision around March. I started out just ignoring her messages and calls. They were non stop. That led her to calling my husband and sister and begging them to force me to contact her. So then I requested she no longer contact me. I made it very clear to her and she got mad. I then blocked her and her partner from both my husbands and my Facebook and our phones. She has emailed many times. And sent numerous packages, letters and post cards. She even created an Instagram account and requested to follow me. She also was tagging an old Facebook account for my child, which we never use so I forgot to block her on it, and messaged me on there. She is harassing me at this point and I want her to stop. We have since moved and I am just waiting for her to find out and figure out my new address so she can continue to send me things in the mail. The last straw has been this week she emailed me to remind me that my father, the one that raised me, is dead and to talk about how much she liked the guy. She is bringing out emotions in me that are causing harm to my well being. I need this to stop. . Please tell me there is something I can do. I don’t want communication from this woman ever again.
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2020.09.19 04:21 pnwtruecrime What happened to Michael Bryson??

What happened to Michael Bryson??
Please take a moment to read this story of a missing young man, Michael Bryson. While there are many active missing person cases, this story is unique and really needs as much attention as it can get.
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Michael is a 27 year-old man from Oregon who was reportedly last seen on Wednesday, August 5th at around 4AM. He was at a camping trip/rave party at a campground near Dorena Lake in Oregon (HOBO campground). He was said to have walked away from the party in an unknown direction in the middle of the night and was not seen again. The exact details surrounding when/how/with whom he may have left are not fully known. At this point, weeks later, there has been no evidence of him in the wooded region for miles around the campground despite extreme efforts of search and rescue and hundreds of volunteers from the community. The stories given by some of the attendees of the party are inconsistent. The majority of these people left the day Michael went missing, continue to hold further rave events and parties, and have not returned to assist in the efforts to locate him; whereas complete strangers have dedicated time and energy to the search. This is felt to be extremely suspicious. Is it possible that he left of his own accord, vanishing without a trace? Or did something more insidious happen?
Michael's parents, Tina and Parrish, have been on local social media personality Rick Dancer's Facebook Live broadcast twice to give updates and plead for information. They have also done a couple of interviews with Emma Jerome from KEZI news. But we need to do better! We feel the best way to have any hope of finding him is to get the word out. Local, regional, and national news sources need to report on this story! Perhaps with the pressure of the world watching, it will help someone to have the courage to speak up and give us the information needed to find Michael. Unfortunately, many of our local news stations have been dismissive and some have gone so far as to state that unless it is a "sensationalized" story, their attention will go elsewhere.
A Private Investigator (Marc Perkins 916-201-6199) has generously volunteered to take on this case. There is an open case with the Lane County Sheriff's Office (541-682-4150, case # 20-5286). There are also Facebook groups to share information and assist in the search and fundraising. At the time of writing, the main Facebook group (LETS FIND MICHAEL BRYSON) has 12,000+ members including not only friends, family, and community members in this area, but also people who are captivated by this story from around the world. One of the most unique things about this case in particular is how many people who do not know Michael have joined in the efforts to search, fundraise, and offer support in any way possible to find him.
He did not disappear into thin air. We need to bring Michael home. Whatever the outcome is, a grieving family needs closure and people will rally around them to help get that closure.
Please contact Michael's father, Parrish Bryson, for further information. Phone: 541-513-3413. Email: [email protected]. We can set up interviews and provide photos and further information as needed.
Thank you so much for your consideration!
#BringMichaelBrysonHome #LetsFindMichaelBryson #WeAreComingForYouMichael
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2020.09.19 04:19 fcatthepanerabread A week in your favorite firearm dealer's not-so erotic life *or* FC's tale of two grandmas! 9/18/2020

Friday 9/11/2020 to Friday 9/18/2020
I won't do the play by play. It's more fun to just amalgamate the highlight reel of the week.
Emails!
Subject: Sig P226
Message: Will trade for RAS-47?
FC: Sure. What do you propose?
I have a century arms RAS47 that has 30 total rounds through it. Magpul furnishing blk on blk.
FC: Right, you told me that earlier. Shipped or picked up? What value do you put on your trade?
Meet in person I’m in Lafayette. Value 900-1000.
FC: Okay, so I'm supposed to give you asking price for what reason? I have to resell that gun, so I'm supposed to buy it from you for $900 and sell it again for $800?
I was looking for a straight trade so you’d only have to sell it for what your asking for the Sig, or more if you're good at your job. AK's are definitely a hotter demand item right now. I’d prefer if you could text me (number)
(Editors note: FC does not text. Only drug dealers do business via text message.)
FC: Let me get this right. You want a straight trade so I only have to sell it for what I'm asking for the Sig. I have to do the work of selling two guns so I can make the same money?
You can sell an AK for more then the Sig in the current market. I’m just stating how easy it is for you to break even worse case scenario.
FC: There's a lot of gun guys in the breaking even business. I'm not one of them. Plus, if it's so easy to sell an AK, why don't you sell it and bring me cash?
It’s a trade so your only selling one anyways. Plus all will sell a lot faster... I’m not a dealer I don’t have people walking in looking for guns. Whatever easy sale and flip for ya but your loss bud
FC: Selling an Sig 9mm plus selling an AK is two guns. You must have gotten that common core math. I'll tell you what. You think it will sell fast? Bring it over here and leave it with me. I'll tag it and put it out at $1200 and when it sells, I'll have a 226 ready for you.
(No response)
Subject: Sig P220 on Gunbroker
Message: your ad says $1200 with CCL. arkansas ccl is reciprical with louisiana will you honor that?
FC: Picking up in person? No. Reciprocal for carry not for anything else like NICS exemption.
are you a federal firearms dealer ?
FC: No I am not.
(Editors note: I'm a manufacturer)
if i can l can legally hold own and carry any firearm concealed on my body or in my vehicle , then the rest is just cash exchange between to citizens , i can legally have own and carry the p938 , there is nothing not legal , we cN do a orivate bill of sale photograph my dl and ccl incase soneonencommits a crime , i can have a truck full of guns all legal, i just have to do the background check again to be able to pick up at an ffl , nit requred to register or anything like that
(Editors note: I delete the message)
Subject: Glock 17 Gen 5 MOS $775
Message: Is that price for real?
FC: No, that's wrong. I'll fix it right now.
(I change it to $875 on the website)
LOL o shit he raised it another $100, sorry man that petty ass shit doesn’t bother me. Honestly it just makes u look like a fucking joke. You’re the problem with dealers, it’s hard to find glocks this month so let’s jack the price up $300 and try to rob someone that doesn’t know shit about guns. Adam Kennedy FF/PM (name of his fire department and department phone number, sent from his department email)
(I google his name and email. He's got a low serial number HK Mark 23 for sale for top dollar.)
FC: I sold 10 at the gun shows for top dollar, this is my last one. Nobody's getting stock. If you want a $625-650 gun, I've got plenty of those but Glocks are selling for top dollar and then some right now. For instance, if you had a low serial number Mark 23 with everything that nobody could get - wouldn't you want top dollar for it too?
I had a mk23 preban with original woodland operators bag, and original Wilcox attachments (well all but the IR) and I put it on the forums. I let people out bid themselves not post it for an absurd amount/hundreds above MSRP just because they are hard to find. The point is I’ve been in guns since around 2012, met some really genuine people and what sets that site apart is people seem to have a mutual respect for each other. I understand that you have a business and have to make a profit but if you can’t separate the two and not price gouge the absolute fuck out of very common items just because you feel you can. Then maybe that site isn’t the best place for you, 95% of the people on that site are individuals and when a business comes along and does that it’s a slap in the face.
FC: So, you accept that you want top dollar because your merchandise is hard to find and are willing to accept the fact that the harder something is to find - the more people are willing to pay for it. You do it, and it's okay. I do it and I'm trying to rob someone? That's called moving the goalposts where I come from. Like it or don't like it, check gunbroker and all the other dealers - everyone's getting top dollar. I just did a show last week where I was $975 on Gen 5 19's, $775 on 43X's and $700+ on all gen 3 guns. The dealer across the aisle from me had Gen 5 34's at $1000. We're in business to make money, and people are willing to pay these prices because they're so hard to find.
How do I accept that?? When I sold the mk23 I posted it for a set very fair price, people offered me more because they wanted it. And top dollar would be MSRP or close to, top dollar is NOT hundreds above MSRP. Let me ask you this, does Glock charge you more (the dealer) because they are selling a shit load of them and they are “hard to find??” Does what you pay for glocks as a FFL change as drastically as the prices you are charging based off the market?
FC: You wanted, and got as much money for your rare hard to find product as you could? That's called getting top dollar! The new ford bronco is going to sell for above MSRP. For THOUSANDS more. are you going to call Ford and complain about that? Of course not.H Hundreds above MSRP is what guns are selling for right now. If you had some for sale, are you telling me you'd sell them for hundreds less than you could? I have not gotten a wholesale gun in stock in months, I have been buying guns at retail to resell. Glock does not set prices and distributors have nothing to sell me - so your question is entirely ridiculous. Do you remember the last time around 7 or 8 years ago when Colt 6920's were $2500 and SCAR 17's were $5000? That was nowhere near MSRP and I didn't hear anyone complaining. Since you don't seem to like it at all, I suggest you leave public sector employment and try to run a business and pay the bills with no product coming in wholesale.
(Editors note: FC used to be a public servant. FC used to work in the fire department. FC knows that you can get in deep shit for sending profanity laced emails on city email account with email signature. I forward the email to his department chief with a polite message tactfully reminding him that all emails sent to a city email are preserved as public records.)
Subject: Noveske lower
Message: Would you be willing to do a one for one trade? I have a NIB Anderson lower. I’m specifically looking for one of a few specific brands of lower and Noveske happens to be one.
FC: So I'm supposed to trade you even up and sell an anderson for more money? BTW. CTD got lowers back in this morning. They're andersons and they want $199 for them but I don't think I'm going to be able to get that price.
(No response)
Phone calls!
A: Guy wants a folding bracestock. I ask him if he wants a brace or a stock. He does not know the difference. I ask him if he's building an SBR. He says he's building an SBR, specifically an SBA3. I die a little inside.
B: Guy calls looking for 100 rds of 38 special for his colt python. Drives up in his tesla and hands me a ritz calrton titanium black card. $75/100 okay? No problem. He asks if I have any more at that price. I tell him as much as he wants.
C: Endless calls for 9mm and 380 ammo.
D: Guy calls me asking for a Glock 43X. He comes in and looks. I tell him $775 as he's holding an Amex. I say I'll do better for cash. $775 out the door. He says deal. Comes back the next week with $575 cash and I look at him funny. I paid $550 for the gun retail but he owns the Chickfila 20 miles up the road and gives me a stack of be our guest chicken sandwich coupons. I begrudgingly accept.
E: Lady calls me she's headed to the range in a few hours. She needs 500 rds of 40S&W and some 380.
Me: I got it. 500 rounds of 40 - $350
1: $350?
Me: $350.
1: No, no no!
Me: Yes, yes, yes.
1: It can't be $350! That's $350! That just can't be!
Me: Welcome to 2020
1: Well the 380 ammo is cheaper right?
Me: Not really. You're looking at $65 a box.
1: No, no no!
Me: Nobody's got ammo right now and we're getting top dollar. That's the price, feel free to shop around.
She never calls me back.
F: Guy calls me asking about my Federal 115gr 9mm. Cheapest on Ammoseek is $57 a box. I don't want to be that high so I price it at $55/box. He says how much for the case. I tell him 55 times 20. He's bad at math so I tell him that's $1100 for it all. He calls me an asshole. I tell him everyone's asking me to get 9mm ammo so I'm buying it retail and marking it up. He tells me not to buy it at retail and hangs up on me.
G: The gun club president calls me. the club needs a new 5.56 upper. I ask why. Someone shot 300 blackout through the old one and destroyed it. I tell them I don't have any uppers. I have complete rifles. Cheapest is $900 for an S&W sport M&P. I can hear his jaw dropping.
There's other miscellany but you get the gist of it.
NOW here's the meat and potatoes you've wanted! The tale of the gun show!
Friday 9/11/2020
I take inventory. I'm down to about 350 guns in stock and I pack as much as I can and get it ready for the show. I've got some Sigs left, a handful of Glock and a mishmash of everything else. I head to bed early knowing full well the next show will be a good one. I bought a bunch of Glock 43X's retail.
Saturday 9/12/2020
I pull chocks at 615AM. This show is about an hour down the road from my house, the last time I was there I sold nothing all weekend, broke my oakleys and vowed never to return.
This time is gonna be different, I said to myself.
At 7AM I walk in and I start loading into the show. It's a small venue in the middle of MAGA country. Everyone wearing red hats and trump train shirts.
In a few hours the doors will open and we are off to the races. I will do hour blocks instead of my previous play by play for simplicity.
9AM: Slow start, the show is spread out across TWO buildings so they route people into the other side and it takes them about 30 minutes to make their way into the big room. First sale of the day is my last Sig 365. For $700. It takes an hour and a half to get his background check back.
10AM: Guy points at an FNS 40C and wants a deal. I make him a deal at $525 cash out the door. He says he'll come back and think about it a bit.
I sell a shield for $500.
I sell a Glock 43X for $775.
I sell a Glock 43 for $700.
For some reason everyone is calling me Daniel. It takes me an hour to realize it's because I'm wearing a gray Daniel Defense polo.
11AM: FNS40 guy is back. He says it's a deal. I hand him a clipboard. he hands me an already filled out 4473 like another dealer rejected his sale. It's folded over on the long side and I tell him to fill out my form in front of me.
10 minutes later he hands me the pre filled out folded form thinking that I'm stupid.
You gotta be shitting me. I park his ass in a chair hand him a pen and tell him to start writing.
He fills it out. I enter in his background check and it does not come back right away. He gets antsy.
12PM: FNS 40 guy wants his money back. I refund it and keep $100 for me. I grab my tablet and someone has swiped right on my bumble. We begin chatting and I ask her if she wants to go to dinner. She's a little older, in her 40's and works for a bank. What the hell, why not.
Someone asks me what it takes to suppress his beretta 92. I tell him he needs a threaded barrel. They run $250. Someone overhears me and brings by his S&W 5906 and expects me to get a threaded barrel for $250.
Guy asks me to bring the threaded barrel tomorrow. I say sure.
1PM: Lady comes by and asks me if I have any 5.7's. She's on the phone reading down my inventory. I ask her if the gun is for her or her friend. She says for her. I show her the 5.7 on the table and roll my eyes a bit.
2PM: 5.7 lady comes by with her butch lesbian lover. She tells me its a deal and I hand her the clipboard. She fills everything out with lots of errors. I get her background check in and I tell her $1375
Her jaw drops. She was looking at the FNS 9mm for $575 next to it and didn't think that 5.7 pistols were $1375. She coughs reeking of weed. I void the sale.
Guy walks up asking me for 70% silencers. I just laugh.
3PM: Another guy comes over asking me if I got a 5.7. I tell him yes. He says he's got $1000 right now for a 5.7. I tell him I'll take $1000 as a down payment. He laughs and is adamant that I take this $1000 for a 5.7 tagged at $1375.
I ask him if he's got cash and all his ID and everything. He's on the phone it's actually for a friend of his. I ask him if his friend can get here before the show closes at 5. His friend has no CWL so his wife has to buy it but he's going to pay for it.
This guy is barking up the wrong tree. I go back and help someone else. He's looking at a Springfield XD I've brought and asks me if I'm making any deals. I tell him we're not doing a lot of discounting at the show. He shrugs and says he tried.
Another guy asks me for a Glock 43X. I walk him over to the stack and show him the tag at $775. He scoffs at me and walks away.
4PM: Show starts slowing down. I write up a Sig P238 Tribal and a P938 BRG for some customers at $700 each. I write up a S&W M&P15 sport for $900 as my last sale of the day. The lady was super nice and understanding when I pointed out the errors on her 4473.
5PM: Time to go home! I dump off some transfers to another dealer and hit the road. It's an hour to get back home.
6PM: I take a shower, shave and get to the restaurant for dinner.
7PM: I'm at the restaurant waiting at the table and I discover that the woman that said she was in her 40's is actually a 58 year old grandma of 2. Someone shoot me. She says she's not that hungry and proceeds to order soup, salad, a martini, an espresso and dessert. She's ordered $65 in F&B to my $35 steak. This was a complete waste of an evening.
My depression worsens and not even a bowl of mint chocolate chip can break me out of this funk. My will to live is eroding by the minute. I fall asleep at midnight and set my alarm for 747AM. I make a mental note to move up my therapist.
Sunday August 16th
747AM. Wake up, take a swig of orange juice and run down to the deli and grab a sandwich and get down to the show. I grab a threaded barrel for a Beretta 92 on my way down. Note: The guy never shows up for that barre.
10AM: Get to the show and uncover my tables and get cranking. It's a slow start to the day. My first sale is a Springfield XD. The show goes on and I write up an FNS for someone. The customer writes the check out payable to HK NO COMPROMISE.
I look at them confused.
FC: Why is this check made out to HK?
1: That's what it says on your shirt, HK NO COMPROMISE - that's the name of your company, right?
FC: sigh
11AM: Guy wants a can without a tax stamp. 5
12PM: Someone walks over. Points at my stack of silencers
1: I can't pick one of those up here!
FC: You got two arms don't you?
1: I mean I can't buy one here!
FC: If you got money you can buy one!
1: You're a real smartass you know that!
FC: Beats being a dumbass!
The peanut gallery laughs at our exchange.
1PM: Guy wants to buy a Walther P22. Fills out the front sheet of the 4473. Satisfied with his answer, he turns the page along the perforation, rips it off and proudly hands the top sheet to me.
I die a little bit inside.
2PM: 7 different husband/wife combos ask me for shield EZ pistols. I write up my last M&P 15 sport I brought to the show for $900. It's a good day! I debated bringing another but I figured selling two for the weekend would be plenty.
3PM: The lady that bought that S&W M&P15 yesterday? She wants another one. I have three left on the shelf. I take her money and tell her I'll meet her at the show next week and she says no problem and does all her paperwork. u/throwawayfire343 's coronavirus infected ass shows up and needles me on a gun.
1: How much do you want for this $150 gun?
FC: About 350
1: really
FC: Gimme $200 and fill the goddamn form right
1: deal!
I take his money and wrap up a few other folks and get ready to pack up and head home. He does the form right much to my chagrin.
4PM: Show is closed. I start packing up. I snag 500 rds of 9mm off the dealer across the show. He started with a full pallet. Most of it is gone. Price? $500/thousand. I am packed up and on the road in a little under an hour.
5PM: Homeward bound........I wish I was........HOMEWARD BOUND..............
I hit the truck stop for some diesel and a cold fountain drink.
630PM: I get back to my desk and dump off a fucking STACK of 4473's. I make a bank drop for the cash and I unload and head back home. I'm starving, I go grocery shopping and grab some comestibles. I cook myself dinner and head home.
Monday September 14th
10AM: My back is out and my depression is worse than ever. I don't know what hurts more, my back or my brain. I head in and get my 4473's worked on from the show.
11AM: Guy asks me to get some 9mm ammo for him held until after work. No problem. He says he'll be here at 445 after he gets out off at 430. He works around the corner.
12PM: Lunchtime. It's Chicken Bacon Ranch day at the market. I'm starving. I grab my keys and get ready to leave when I get a call from a lady from the gun club. She wants one of my last Sig 938's. I tell her to come by, I'll delay lunch for her.
1PM: Laura shows up and spends 45 minutes with me trying to decide on which 938 she wants. She has no intention of shooting this gun she just wants one in case antifa shows up. She leaves and says she will come back in 45 minutes. Great, I can go to lunch now.
2PM: It try to go to lunch. I am not successful. Laura calls me asking me more questions and tells me she has another friend wanting the same gun. I tell her I will put my lunch on hold and she can come on by.
She and her friend debate Sig 938's for a while and each of them buy a gun. I got a twofer! Woo! This calls for a celebration called lunch.
3PM: I get a call from a semi regular. This guy buys a gun or two a year. He's getting his concealed license and does not want the government to know he's buying guns. So he's sending his wife in to do the 4473 for his birthday present, a Wilson CQB 1911 they've purchased off gunbroker. I tell him great, send her over and I'll get her paperwork done. I get ready to go to lunch. The phone rings, Laura and her friend want more of my time. Fine. I will put my lunch on hold. Come on over.
4PM: Laura and her friend come over and Laura suggests that I give each of them a few Sig 938 7 rd pinky extension mags for free since they just bought two guns. I look at them in great pain.
Women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent. I'm sorta in a woman hating mood after this week but I don't want to take it out on them. I explain politely that NOBODY is getting free goods right now. if you want mags, I have three left. They spent 25 minutes arguing with me and then they decide to buy all three mags. Great. Terrific. I'm going to lunch now. Your business is appreciated now GTFO. The guy that wanted me to reserve 9mm ammo for him? Yeah he no showed.
5PM: Beef jerky lunch time. I get my keys and get ready to walk out the door. The wife of Wilson Combat buyer is running errands and can be over here. Sure, come on down. I'll be here. She does all her paperwork and we talk for 2 hours about how autistic you all say I am and how not autistic she says I am. Nice lady. She brought me gummy bears. I tell her I am clearly on the spectrum because I behave and think exactly like her autistic son. She fails to believe me.
7PM: I can finally go have lunch! I go to the Olive Garden for lunch.
815PM: I get home from the OG. This is not going well. My colon does not like the pasta and breadsticks. I spend the next hour and a half making three trips to the throne. This fucking week. And it's only sunday. God damn.
I take a tylenol PM and sleep it off.
Tuesday September 15th
10AM: I get in and start catching up on vendor calls and paperwork.
11AM: UPS rolls in with a wilson and some piece of shit suppressor from some company. I call Lisa and tell her that the package is here and she can pick it up anytime. She says she will be right over.
12PM: Lisa gets her gun and thanks me with some things she got at walgreens. Red hots, and pens. I laugh. I tell her it's fine. She's confused. Her autistic son always liked Red Hots and pens.
1PM: I swing over to the deli and it's Monday. They have hot browns today. I love a hot brown. I grab one and check in on facebook telling the world of my discovery. So many great job poopin memes and comments ensue.
2PM: I call the guy who's got the el cheapo 556 can. He's pissed. That can was supposed to be sent to another dealer across town. I tell him his options.
A: I can do his form 4 and charge him my hourly.
B: I can ship it back to the vendor and charge him my hourly.
C: I can ship it to the dealer across town and charge him my hourly.
He's PISSED and tells me to do the forms for him. I tell him email me all the info and I'll get it done. I get an email in GMAIL CONFIDENTIAL MODE.
What's CONFIDENTIAL MODE? It's a self destructing email you can't reply to, forward or cut and paste from - which makes this useless since I have to cut and paste all the info he's given me. I tell him I need the data in a different format. He yells at me about PII and stuff and I offer to do the form 4 in front of him. He relents and emails me what I need. It's missing a birthday. No biggie. I email him a draft and he says it looks lfine.
3PM: The guy comes by and he's pissed at the vendor and takes it out on me. I tell him if he does not want to do the forms from me, I can send it to the dealer across town. He's mad as hell and I've discounted my rate to $100 as a goodwill gesture.
1: You're charging me $100?
FC: Yes
1: But you're not doing anything.
FC: Here's the checklist.
1: The other place did my photos, fingerprints and everything and charged me $100.
FC: Great. I'm not spending $8000 on a fingerprint scanner to make it back $100 at a time.
1: So you're not doing anything.
FC: I did these forms correctly as you asked.
1: But you didn't even do my fingerprints! Or my passport photos! What the hell am I paying you for?
FC: Why'd they send the item here/
1: Hell if I know! You should call them and find out!
FC: You want me to call them?
1: Well you dealers have a special phone number and email. They won't answer my calls or my emails.
FC: What makes you think they're going to answer mine?
1: You're a dealer! You have a special back office phone number to reach them that I don't have, right?
FC: Are you kidding me?
1: No! You all have that special communication system that the public has no access to!
FC: Gimme your $100 and get these forms reviewed, I've got another customer to help in a bit.
1: You mean I gotta mail it out too! The other place did that for me!
FC: You want me to mail it? I'll mail it. Get the prints done, get the photos taken and get the form filled out and I'll mail it.
1: The other place answered all the questions for me!
FC: I. DON'T. CARE.
1: I am really upset about all this you're charging me the same money and you're doing no work!
FC: You want this can?
1: Yeah
FC: Then follow my instructions.
He pulls out three credit cards with damaged magnetic stripes that won't work. I manually key the card and I'm now working for $96.50 dealing with the biggest pain in the ass I've seen since operation machinegun salvage in 2019.
4PM: I have to go to fedex to drop off today's orders. 1000 rds of 22 leave the building for $189.48. A bunch of mags to the west coast and a Sig P220 are leaving.
5PM: Make it to Fedex where I say hi to Cathy and the gang. I swing by the market on the way home and grab some shredded romaine and a thin cut top sirloin.
545PM: Now I told you this story was a tale of TWO grandmas. Here's the second. I get a call from my attorney buddy Eddie, my partner at the consulting company. He got a call from a lady needing help with some ATF Forms. He knew it wasn't his area of expertise and wanted to know if I could do it. I said send the details my way. He tells me it's an older lady and to expect an email. Moments later I get an email from him.
Subject: Forms for Karen Witherspoon
Message: Will, attached is ATF correspondence from ATF to Karen, I think you can fix this. Thanks!
I look at the attachment.
NOTICE OF TAKING DEPOSITION DUCES TECUM - State of Louisiana vs Billy Bob Ray Thibodeaux
FC: Eddie, I got your deposition notice not the ATF forms
Eddie: Whoops
FC: If that's the worst thing that happens this week it's not a bad week.
Eddie: She knows you're charging her I didn't give her a price.
FC: Lemme look at it and see what we got.
6PM: I call Karen and ask her some details. Her husband was a former licensee/SOT and left a machinegun behind when he died. She did ATF Form 5 and got some errors and needs help fixing it. Just as I'm on the phone with her Eddie emails me the packet.
It's bad and riddled with errors. Out of 20 fields that all need to be filled out correctly, 12 are wrong. And not a little wrong. A LOT wrong.
I won't get into it here but I might in a separate post.
ATF wants the forms back at their facility in 30 days. The mailing date was 2 weeks ago. Which means these forms need to be corrected RIGHT THE FUCK NOW and sent out. Oh and she's got no fingerprint cards.
I tell her that I can drop everything I'm doing this evening, go over everything with a fine tooth comb and have this done in a few hours and I can drop them off tomorrow. She says if I can make a house call that would be good since she has furniture movers coming to empty their house in the morning. I tell her no problem. $350 and I'll see her tomorrow.
I run down all the forms and fix everything. I do a public records search and pull court filings for the probate and print them off and enclose them as ATF requested.
$350 for basically an hour's worth of work isn't bad. There's a steak/bottle of wine split for Eddie in there since it was his lead.
8PM: I call Karen back and tell her I've got everything done but ATF needs a copy of the will. She says she has it. I got everything else they asked off the clerk's website. She's super impressed. I tell her there's a reason Eddie called me.
9PM: Time to cook dinner. My phone is about to die. Just as I plug it in I get a call from u/fat_italian_stallion
He NEVER calls me unless something's up.
We had a quick chat over the weekend at the gun show that went something like this
FC: So that's how I got catfished by a grandma on bumble
FIS: LOL that is epic bad. I'm in New Orleans for a week on vacation with the gf
FC: The psycho one?
FIS: You know it.
FC: If you need bail money let me know
FIS: I just might!
That was Sunday morning. It's tuesday night. My phone dies as I try talking to him. I switch to my landline and call him.
FC: What up?
FIS: I need a solid
FC: How bad is it this time?
FIS: Can I sleep at your house tonight? She went nuts again and attacked me.
FC: I told you not to get invovled with her didn't I?
FIS: She's hot!
FC: You know I'm like 3 hours away from you right?
FIS: Yeah I got a half tank of gas.
FC: Go fill it, here's the address. See you around midnight. You hungry?
FIS: Starving.
FC: I was getting ready to fix dinner. I'll see you at midnight. Get here when you get here.
9PM-1145PM: I fix up the guest suite and prepare dinner. I run to the Target near my house since they close at 10 and grab a few more things. I get back just before 10 and I prepare to fire up the grill and get a steak going, salad and a fresh ravioli dish drowned in Rao's tomato basil sauce is on the menu. Steak hits the fire at 1130 and is resting by 1145. I plate everything and have it on the table at midnight.
1145PM: I get some spare towels and hotel soaps and shampoos. I head out to the driveway and turn on all my lights and leave the garage door open. I set a lawn chair up and crack open a large bag of boom chicka pop poprcorn and await the arrival of one u/fat_italian_stallion
1204AM: u/fat_italian_stallion rolls up. I've got guns and roses "Used to love her" playing on the ipad
FC: sup?
FIS: Long day.
FC: Dinner's on the table. Lets eat.
Wednesday September 16th
We eat and go to sleep. fat_italian_stallion does not know I have slid my spare ipad into the guest suite on the nightstand.
Did you know you can set an alarm on an ipad to instead of making a noise to play a song?
757AM: The ipad alarm wakes up fat_italian_stallion. The song? A little band called Confederate Railroad blasting "I like my women a little on the trashy side." He'll have to tell you the rest of the story.
9AM: I chat with fat italian and we chat a bit skipping breakfast. He has decided to leave this godforsaken state and put some miles between him and the psycho. I don't blame him one bit.
10AM: Breakfast! I throw on a charcoal canali and hit the chickfila drive thru for some breakfast chicken biscuits. I head to my desk and get some paperwork and some calls done.
11AM: I get a call from my attorney buddy Sam. He wants to know how many laws his client who has sent in a Form 1 and not notified the CLEO has broken. I explain I was just having that debate with someone on the internet! It's not a big deal but still kinda a big deal. Our consensus is that it's not count one on the indictment but it could be count five or six.
12PM: Lunchtime. I'm not hungry so I skip lunch. I head to meet with the grandma with the MG and I go over all her new forms that she needs to get fixed with fingeprint cards and my notes. She's super appreciative and gives me $350 in cash. She can't find the will. I call her attorney that I know and he's not picking up. I tell her see if she can get an original copy of the will from the clerks office or from the attorneys office, they normally have a copy.
I ask her what plans she has for the gun. I mean, what's a grandma supposed to do with a registered Colt M16?
All her husbands friends wanted it and they all offered her the same amount so she didn't need it and decided to sell it. She's taking the $5000 she's getting and going on an Alaskan cruise with the grandkids after the world calms down. I shrug. She should have called me.
2PM: Back at my desk, I call the judge's chambers that's doing the probate. Judge Smith LOVES the 308 that I got him a few years ago and is super pleased with my services since he didn't tell the wife about his purchase and I had just gotten a damaged case of 308 PMC Bronze that I made him a hell of a deal on that UPS wrote off. I tell the JA that ATF probably isn't going to call but in case they do just be ready. She's super glad that I told her ahead of time so she can be ready.
Judge Smith is retiring in a few months and he's got some time in the schedule so she patches me through and we catch up for a little bit. I am told that they're going to try to do a COVID compliant socially distanced retirement disrobing party but it's all up in the air. I say if you all need someone to bring potato salad to let me know. As a stalwart of the legal community for many years, lots of folks know the judge so it's well deserved after 20+ years on the bench. As I am also well known in the legal communty the least I can do is show up with a bottle of red for the guy that's signed hundreds of form 4's for me over the years.
3PM: I ship out a few more pistols and sell an M1A scout squad to a guy in California. Not a bad day.
4PM: I'm done for this week. Between the gun show and getting catfished and everything I've earned some time off. I think I'm gonna take the rest of the week off. The phone rings and a guy wants some 9mm ammo. I sell him 500 rds at $375 plus shipping.
Thursday September 17th to Friday September 18th: I wrote this for you all to read.
PS - and this is how you do a "week in the life" thread, you fucking imposter. https://www.reddit.com/guns/comments/i759qj/a_week_in_the_life_of_your_favorite_firearm/
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2020.09.19 04:17 w6equj5 How to manage OAuth in Node-Express / Vue web app?

Hi everyone,
I'm a bit confused as to how to manage the OAuth flow in my application. I can make it work, but I'm unsure of the best practices, and would like to find some good articles/tutorials/documentation on that topic.
My app is structured as follows:
Here are the Passport config file in the back-end, and the script part of my Login component.
My confusion comes from the fact that in order to start the OAuth flow, I need to actually leave my Vue app by linking to /api/login/google, which redirects to the Google OAuth page. Once the OAuth is completed, I'm not redirected to my Vue app but to the Node back-end (via the callback setup in Passport config).
One way to make it work is to open that OAuth flow in a popup window, track through my Vue app the content of that window, and as soon as I get the user object I close the window and login the user in the front-end. But somehow that doesn't seem quite right.
Should I find a way to actually have that callback function redirect to my Vue app and get the Vue app to deal with it? Any good resource online with examples to understand that clearly?
Thanks for your help!
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2020.09.19 04:15 pnwtruecrime What happened to Michael Bryson??

What happened to Michael Bryson??
Please take a moment to read this story of a missing young man, Michael Bryson. While there are many active missing person cases, this story is unique and really needs as much attention as it can get.
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Michael is a 27 year-old man from Oregon who was reportedly last seen on Wednesday, August 5th at around 4AM. He was at a camping trip/rave party at a campground near Dorena Lake in Oregon (HOBO campground). He was said to have walked away from the party in an unknown direction in the middle of the night and was not seen again. The exact details surrounding when/how/with whom he may have left are not fully known. At this point, weeks later, there has been no evidence of him in the wooded region for miles around the campground despite extreme efforts of search and rescue and hundreds of volunteers from the community. The stories given by some of the attendees of the party are inconsistent. The majority of these people left the day Michael went missing, continue to hold further rave events and parties, and have not returned to assist in the efforts to locate him; whereas complete strangers have dedicated time and energy to the search. This is felt to be extremely suspicious. Is it possible that he left of his own accord, vanishing without a trace? Or did something more insidious happen?
Michael's parents, Tina and Parrish, have been on local social media personality Rick Dancer's Facebook Live broadcast twice to give updates and plead for information. They have also done a couple of interviews with Emma Jerome from KEZI news. But we need to do better! We feel the best way to have any hope of finding him is to get the word out. Local, regional, and national news sources need to report on this story! Perhaps with the pressure of the world watching, it will help someone to have the courage to speak up and give us the information needed to find Michael. Unfortunately, many of our local news stations have been dismissive and some have gone so far as to state that unless it is a "sensationalized" story, their attention will go elsewhere.
A Private Investigator (Marc Perkins 916-201-6199) has generously volunteered to take on this case. There is an open case with the Lane County Sheriff's Office (541-682-4150, case # 20-5286). There are also Facebook groups to share information and assist in the search and fundraising. At the time of writing, the main Facebook group (LETS FIND MICHAEL BRYSON) has 12,000+ members including not only friends, family, and community members in this area, but also people who are captivated by this story from around the world. One of the most unique things about this case in particular is how many people who do not know Michael have joined in the efforts to search, fundraise, and offer support in any way possible to find him.
He did not disappear into thin air. We need to bring Michael home. Whatever the outcome is, a grieving family needs closure and people will rally around them to help get that closure.
Please contact Michael's father, Parrish Bryson, for further information. Phone: 541-513-3413. Email: [email protected]. We can set up interviews and provide photos and further information as needed.
Thank you so much for your consideration!
#BringMichaelBrysonHome #LetsFindMichaelBryson #WeAreComingForYouMichael
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2020.09.19 04:15 xoceles How do I go about getting my shop name trademarked?

I'm expanding to a website soon (etsy has been overwhelming with some difficult customers and no support help - I'll still use etsy but I want to put my time and money into a website instead)
I've already seen issues due to the fact I have a pretty successful shop some of my competitors are stealing my shop name and using it as tags to attract business. I pay for ads offsite (on my own through instagram/facebook) and my shop name is well searched and well known so this is taking business away from me. If someone searches my shop name - tons of items come up on etsy search from other sellers. My name is not a generic "item color thing" it's a unique name that I've came up with that has nothing to do with what I sell. I know it's an IP thing and I've seen posts here about this but I can't find them - only posts about people stealing titles and descriptions which is basically the same thing.
I've worked really hard to build up my branding and my company and I'm mentally kicking myself for not trademarking sooner but I didn't really know how and even with research wasn't 100% sure how to do it legally and the correct way. I've spent a lot of money on my business and time, I quit my job to pursue this full time so I definitely don't want this to be an issue. I'd appreciate any help on this matter!
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2020.09.19 03:55 TopGolfUFO On February 24th of 2019 Tyler Davis vanished from Easton Shopping Center in Columbus OH under mysterious circumstances. In the short time since, his wife, mother in law, and his friends have been doxxed, harassed and borderline stalked by internet sleuths who are determined to solve his case.

Brittany Davis first met her husband Tyler at work in 2013, Tyler was her boss but the two became fast friends. Their relationship evolved from friendly co-workers to best friends to romantic partners. Brittany said nobody can make her laugh like Tyler does, she also described him as a wonderful father and husband, truly a “great provider.” In 2017 Brittany and Tyler were married and they had a son who they named Aaron. They lived in Wilmington, Ohio, a small town nestled between Cincinnati and Columbus. It is consistently mentioned as one of the best small towns in America and a wonderful place for suburban families who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city without being too far from its comforts.
The couple lived a quiet life, more content to spend an evening at home rather than a wild one out on the town. Both Tyler and Brittany worked nights. He would often get home around 4 am, and she worked well into the early morning hours as a bartender. Despite the challenges presented by their unique schedules, they made sure to find time to spend together. Every year they made a special trip, even if it was just for a day, on both their birthdays and their anniversary.
Brittany’s birthday was February 24th, and the couple had planned a weekend getaway to nearby Columbus. In the early morning hours of February 23rd 2019 Tyler got home from work around 4AM. He’d been pulling extra hours and was tired, but excited for the trip he and Brittany had planned the next day. They both went to bed around 5 am and were planning on getting up early enough to meet Tyler’s parents in Columbus around noon. However they both overslept, waking up around 12:30 and not getting out of the house until after one. Eventually they met up with Tyler’s parents at an outback Steakhouse on Stringtown road and enjoyed a relaxing lunch with them. Following lunch they left their son with his grandparents and headed north, stopping at a speedway gas station on Stringtown before the 71 on-ramp to get gas.
They arrived at their Hilton hotel around 4 or 5 pm, and got settled in. The couple had contacted their friends that lived in Columbus, Brittany’s friends had been busy, but luckily one of Tyler’s close friends was free. He made the quick ten-minute drive from his house over to Easton. The friend's name was Schon Hughes, and although his name was initially withheld from the public, the lead detective on the case used it freely in a press conference, and Schon himself has since given an interview thus his name is already in the public record.
Schon and Tyler had been friends for years, and although Schon moved an hour away to Columbus, they would still take the time to visit each other. When Tyler knew he wanted to propose to Brittany, Schon had even helped him design her engagement ring.
When Schon arrived at the Hilton, Brittany was just finishing up getting ready for their evening out. The trio hung around and caught up for a while and watched what Brittany described as “some trashy tv”. They lazed around until around 8:30 when they decided to go out on the town. They were planning on shopping and getting a couples massage the next day, so mostly just wanted to drink a bit and explore.
They had drinks at bar Louie and Adobe Gilas and were all somewhat inebriated by the time they were finished. Brittany drank mixed drinks, and Tyler had shots, and it was actually the first time ever the couple had gone out to a bar to drink together. Brittany was only 23, they had a young son, and she worked at a bar for her job, so any of these reasons could have been contributing factors as to why they'd never gone out drinking together. It is also possible that they just weren’t big drinkers. Either way, Brittany was feeling adventurous and suggested the three go to a strip club, as she’d never been before and wanted to see what it was like.
Following Brittany’s suggestion, they ordered an uber and decided to head to the Dollhouse, a strip club in a nice part of town. They ended up hanging out and drinking until around 2:30AM and at one point Brittany went out to smoke. She was hesitant to leave her drink at the bar since she knew to never leave a drink alone, but the bar had a strict policy about not allowing guests to bring drinks outside. She ended up leaving it and Tyler helped her finish it later. They had fun, and Brittany said they met some “very nice girls”. Not being from the area they weren’t exactly sure when the bar closed, but at one point Brittany went to the bathroom for a few minutes near the end of the night, when she returned the lights were on. Closing time had snuck up on them, and the bouncer was arguing with Tyler and his friend, saying they had to leave right that minute, but Tyler insisted they had to wait for Brittany. The bouncer seemed skeptical and was trying to get them out of the bar, but when he saw Brittany return, the tension diffused and they left. As pointed out later in Brittany's True Crime Garage interview, the bouncer may have been confrontational because he was used to seeing men trying to hang around after close to bother the girls who worked there.
One review of the Dollhouse mentions a patron out for the night alone, who suspected his drink was spiked with GHB. He said he blacked out after three drinks and doesn’t remember the rest of the night, but his girlfriend said two men dropped him off at his apartment late in the night, covered in cuts and bruises. His card had been maxed out at $2000. He said he filed a police report, but no follow up to the review was posted, and no other reviews mention this. Other negative reviews point to being overcharged, or no “fun” provided with the lap dances, which the owner responded to by saying “They are not a $20 BJ place” so it is worth noting, like with any business some negative reviews may be posted out of spite.
In her Dateline interview, Brittany initially skipped past mentioning the Dollhouse specifically. She just said that they went to various places in the area. The backlash and rampant speculation about the quality of their marriage after this information came out may have been why she wasn’t more forthcoming with that information. To this day, a popular theory on Reddit and Websleuths is that Brittany and Tyler must have been swingers, since they had a male friend with them on Brittany’s birthday, and went to a strip club. And of course, Brittany’s initial omission of the Dollhouse must have meant she had something nefarious to hide.
On the night in question, the trio waited outside for about 20 minutes for an Uber, and Tyler was fairly intoxicated at this point. A girl from the club brought them water and chatted for a minute. When the Uber arrived it was about a 15-20 minute drive back to the hotel and Tyler fell asleep. They got back to the hotel, and the uber driver seemed agitated, because Tyler was confused, and didn’t think they were back at the hotel. He was taking a minute to wake up, and the Uber driver was visibly irritated. Tyler thought he was being kicked out of the Uber early before they got back to the Hilton. Finally, they got out of the car, and Tyler started making a scene since he thought the uber driver left them stranded. He fell at one point and he attempted to flip over a few potted plants, and then stormed off. Brittany’s phone was at 4%, she needed to use the restroom, and Schon told Brittany he would go get Tyler. Tyler only had a 20-25 foot head start, and Schon quickly caught up with him while Brittany went back into the Hilton.
Around 15 minutes later at 3:37 AM Tyler called Brittany back to apologize and say he was just taking a walk and smoking, and would be back soon. In an interview in April of 2019 Schon said that Tyler was absolutely the type to storm off when drinking, he’d done it before and Schon wasn’t about to chase him around all night. Brittany disagreed with this. But she had never been out on the town drinking with Tyler before, whereas Schon had known him for years, and had seen him drinking many times. When asked if they’d had an argument, Schon said it wasn’t so much an argument as him telling Tyler “Hey man, get your ass back to your wife, she’s crying”
Shortly afterward Schon returned to the Hilton and found Brittany standing outside waiting for Tyler. They went back up to the room and Schon reassured Brittany that Tyler just needed to blow off some steam. He told her not to worry and that she should get some sleep
Schon talked to Tyler over the phone around 3:42 for about 8 minutes. He sounded coherent. Schon told him that Brittany was in bed and safe, and Tyler said he was going to try and figure out how to get back. Schon told him to just look for the giant building with the H on the side.
Using digital forensics, CPD traced Tyler’s route on foot from 3:20-3:53 AM. He meandered from the entrance to the Hilton, and ended up in the Easton circle around 3:40 when he was talking to Schon over the phone. Eventually, he ended up near Abbott labs, then started heading toward the Hilton. His last location showed him at the intersection of Steltzer rd and Morse crossing. At this point, he asked his phone to take him to Easton Suites at 3:51. At 3:53 his phone location shut off and CPD could no longer track his location, but he was still near the intersection of Morse and Steltzer rd.
At 4:10 AM Tyler called Brittany again to say he was walking through the woods and could see the hotel. He said he would be there shortly, in five minutes. In the True Crime Garage episode, Brittany stressed that she and Tyler were not outdoorsy people by any means. She said Tyler could look at “three trees in a circle” and call that the woods. They stayed away from the outdoors so much that Tyler managed to still own the same pair of shoes he’d worn in college. There aren’t any seriously wooded areas near Easton, but there are patches of woods, and a wetland area near Abbot labs. It’s enough woods to temporarily get lost in, but one could find their way out walking in any direction for five minutes or so. There are four wooded areas within a half-mile of Tyler’s last phone ping.
Many news sources didn’t report this last phone call accurately. Brittany stressed that Tyler was not confused in this phone call and sounded coherent, but several sources took Tyler’s earlier confusion in the Uber to mean he was confused and incoherent during this phone call. Brittany maintains this was not true, He sounded like he knew where he was. Online sleuths would later criticize Brittany for not being more worried about her “confused and incoherent' husband based on this misreported information. Immediately after the 4:10 call disconnected, Tyler called Brittany back, but when she picked up the line there was just silence for about four seconds. Brittany called him right back, but his phone went straight to voicemail.
Shortly after this, Brittany and Schon walked in opposite directions on the road in front of the hotel to look for Tyler. They didn’t see him, and Brittany was worried, but Schon thought she was overreacting, and they had a mild disagreement. At this point, Tyler had been walking around for nearly an hour without a coat, and while the high that day was 56, the low was 29, and it was a bit windy and rainy on and off. At 4:15 am footage of what the police initially thought was Tyler walking back to the hotel was shown, but this was actually Schon walking back. This incorrect picture was shown during a press conference, but Brittany corrected it on her TCG appearance.
Around 4:30 AM, Schon went home, since he lived about 10 minutes away. Brittany called a few friends for advice, and they told her she was probably worrying too much, and that Tyler would walk through the door at any moment, and everything would be fine. Her friend Harlee talked with her for a while and reassured her that everything was fine. Brittany found it hard to be calm though and called nearby jails, and hospitals, thinking Tyler might have ended up in the drunk tank.
In the early hours of the next morning Brittany got ahold of an old roommate Adam, who arrived at Easton around 8AM. They drove around, thinking maybe Tyler had passed out on a bench. She called her in laws around 9 or 9:30 to tell them what was going on and Tyler’s father started driving up to Easton.
She then called Columbus Police around 10:30-11AM to report Tyler missing. When the police met with her, she gave them a detailed account of his description, and what he was wearing. He was 29 at the time, with brown hair and brown eyes, 5’10 weighing approximately 170 pounds, and wearing dark jeans, a white t-shirt and a dark green flannel. He also has a distinctive birthmark on his arm, going across his chest and up to his neck. The birthmark is visible in a t-shirt. The CPD officer told her that “A 29 year old man can go missing of his own accord, if he chooses” and informed her that there wasn’t much they could do unless he was gone for 72 hours.
Her father in law arrived shortly after and started walking around Easton, looking for his son. Brittany went back to her in-law's house to be with her son for part of the day, but joined her father at Easton to help search in the evening. Brittany and her father in law kept searching until dark. At 1 am they got Easton security involved and let the Hilton know what was going on, and the manager on duty agreed to start pulling footage to look for something useful. A few more friends joined in the search before the day was through. At 8am the next day they stopped searching on foot.
Since that day at least six searches have been conducted of the four wooded areas near Easton. Volunteers and dogs from Search and Rescue OH combed the areas looking for clues. The Columbus dive team searched the Wetlands, and Equisearch looked at two ponds in the immediate area. Helicopters flew over the area when the weather became more dry, hoping to maybe spot something in the wetlands that they hadn’t found before, but all of the searches turned up nothing. Brittany, along with friends and family, still occasionally band together to distribute flyers in the Easton area, and Brittany still calls Tyler’s phone every day.
In March of 2019 Brittany started the Bring Tyler Davis Home Facebook group. She posted information about Tyler and the night he vanished, and the group currently has nearly 10,000 members. As more people joined, Brittany and her family had to moderate and remove posts with rampant speculation. She was then accused of trying to shape the narrative. While criticizing her, online sleuths shared a speeding ticket she got when she was just sixteen years old. They also rifled through her mother, Melissa’s past, at one point saying she had an extensive criminal record. The accusing poster quickly realized they had the wrong Melissa Fields, but rather than apologize, pointed at Melissa’s driving record which had some minor infractions.
The way some networks aired the story didn’t help, as some would only include bits and pieces of Brittany’s story, and one even clipped her statement about all of the things she loved about Tyler down to just “A great provider” leading people to call her a gold digger and say she was just using him for money. One theory on websleuths claims that the reason Tyler was so tired was that Brittany was forcing him to work extra hours so she could have a “nest egg” saved up for when she killed him.
True Crime enthusiast Katie Frederick got banned from Brittany’s group, and started her own called True Crime Junkies - Tyler Davis Missing, Case Discussion. Frederick made it to be a place where people could openly speculate. In Brittany’s group, posts accusing her of murder or criticizing her appearance that added no value to the group were banned, as well as speculation and news stories every time a body was found in Columbus. Brittany had been reading all of it, and friends who helped run the group asked people not to post such content.
Frederick’s group allowed for open discussion, much of which was centered on accusing Brittany of involvement in Tyler’s disappearance. Frederick had initially gotten involved after reading about Tyler’s disappearance on a smiley face killer theory page. This theory claims that men in their twenties who fall into bodies of water while out drinking are actually killed by a gang of serial killers. It’s called the Smiley Face Killer theory, because the supposed calling card of this killer or killers is that smiley face graffiti can be found near where the body was recovered or entered the water. Since Tyler Davis is often mentioned in the same breath as Joey Labute Jr. and Brian Shaffer, who are both associated with the theory, some subscribe to that idea. Joey Labute Jr’s body was found in the Scioto River near Scioto Audubon metro park, and Brian Shaffer is often mentioned with the smiley face theory because he was a drunk man in his twenties, which is the supposed demographic. Since Tyler was a drunk man in his twenties, and there are wetlands near Abbot labs, believers of the theory have been speculating about Tyler Davis since very early on in the case.
Early on Brittany got involved with Lori Davis, who runs the Missing in Ohio facebook group. Lori Davis is a Columbus local who also runs the missing website for Brian Shaffer, and had been very close with Brian Shaffer’s family. Lori helped Brittany assemble a detailed timeline of events the night Tyler vanished, by putting together receipts and phone records. In April of 2019 Britany would go on True Crime Garage, a prolific podcast local to Columbus. Brittany would use her timeline and notes from that night to ensure she was saying accurate information.
After her true crime garage appearance, people accused Brittany of sounding scripted, since she was partly reading from notes she’d compiled since Tyler’s disappearance. The co-host of TCG, the Captain said in her defense “she has very detailed accounts and people were like, 'She sounds scripted.' Well, if your loved one went missing, I'd hope you'd sit down and write down all the facts and anything you can remember, too."
In the first part of the True Crime garage episode, Schon’s name was accidentally left in at one point, although they had tried to censor it throughout. The next day, people on Websleuths were pointing out that it was said, and the Crime Junkies Facebook page was cross-referencing Brittany and Tyler’s pages to find a friend named Schon, though the unusual spelling threw them off. Wanting to help his friend, Schon had posted information about Tyler on his page, and given out his personal number. Online sleuths quickly connected the dots, and eventually someone posted Schons’ name, phone number and home address on websleuths. Possibly Facebook as well but if it was posted there it has quickly been deleted. It was just one day after the release of the podcast that all of Schon’s information was made available to the public.
On may 6th Schon would call True Crime Garage to discuss the case with them and give his account of events. He said that he has been questioned by police, and they looked at him and his wife’s phone records. This small tidbit of information would fuel more pointless facebook discussions, where sleuths would say Schon didn’t “seem like a married man” since he’d gone to a strip club, and been somewhere in the hotel room when Brittany was finishing up showering, meaning he surely must have watched her get dressed. He said there is surveillance footage of them exiting the uber. He also went into detail about a few sightings in Ohio of Tyler. He said they all seemed credible, as they mentioned a man with a distinct birthmark, but none of them ended up being Tyler.
Doxxing was nothing new to Brittany and her mother Melissa. People were threatening to come to Brittany’s house, and calling her to harass her. They called Tyler’s parents as well, and speculation ran rampant that Aaron was actually Schon’s son not Tyler’s. A popular theory online was that the reason Tyler stormed off in the first place was because Brittany and Schon had been flirting. One poster even threatened to call children’s services, alleging that Brittany must have been mistreating her child if she would murder her husband. Meanwhile Schon started getting death threats, and all of the facebook groups involved got more members joining, despite remaining private.
At one point Brittany got involved with 'We can bring you hope' and an organization run by Michelle Helman Bender. Bender got very involved in Tyler’s disappearance, conducting her own “investigation”. Brittany sent Bender her timeline, which included Tyler’s email password, and Bender logged into Tyler’s email. Brittany got a notification that someone in Pennsylvania had accessed Tyler’s email, but quickly realized it was Bender. She changed the password and told the police about the incident.
In July author Andy Downing would write an article for Columbus Alive called “The Disappearance of Tyler Davis and the Rise of the True Crime Complex”. He would truncate and somewhat rework a version of this article to go out in the Dispatch as well. In the Dispatch article, he took the same approach as Dateline, omitting the strip club entirely in the story, even though he’d mentioned it in his longer article. Whether this was done to make the story more family-friendly, or attempt to try and keep the discussion focused on Tyler’s disappearance rather than speculation about his marriage, some online sleuths did not realize that both articles were written by the same man, and once again went into a frenzy about Brittany changing her story. Ironically enough, a quote Brittany said in this article about the news coverage thus far became oddly appropriate "I've done so many interviews, and talked to so many people, and I told everyone the same story each time, but they can all spin it, I'm telling you my story, but I'm not going to write your article, so you can write it in any direction you feel, which is obviously your right. But if I had six different writers and I tell them all the same story, they're not going to write the same thing, which makes people say, 'Her story doesn't match up.' ... This has never happened to me before, so I'm just trying to navigate the waters as best I can."
In the Dispatch version of the article, Columbus police sergeant Daniel Weaver said of the internet and media’s involvement in the case that, "There are so many competing forces involved in this, and it's almost taken on a life of its own, It's hard to discern between valid information and armchair quarterbacks who read into things that just aren't true." He runs the missing persons/exploited children’s unit and said that the case is absolutely still active, but he doesn't want to release any details and add to the social media mess.
These articles interviewed Katie Frederick herself and when asked about her involvement in the case or how her group might affect the investigation, Katie said “That's a hard one to answer because of course, it concerns me, but at the same time I don't think anything we do on Facebook is going to interfere with what they're doing in real life. For the most part, our group is just a discussion group."
In that same article, Brittany disagreed with Frederick’s stance that social media was not harming her case. After having experienced months of the public criticizing her voice, her weight, and her feelings for her husband she said "We've all seen how damaging social media is, and there's going to be a point, regardless of the outcome, regardless if Tyler pops up tomorrow, there's going to be a point maybe 15 years down the road when our son gets online and finds this. He's going to see people talking so badly about his dad and me, and it's just so awful, and I don't think people are considering the gravity of what they're saying and how it can really affect people. I pray to God our son never has to hear about all of that. I really just want Tyler to come home so we can finally move on."
The original posts have been deleted, but at one point the death of Brittany’s father was a huge topic of discussion among the Crime Junkies Facebook group. He passed away on August 29th 2009. He’d been drinking heavily and passed out in his truck, and when a fire started in the engine compartment he never woke up. His body was found the next day, as he’d been idling in his van in an alleyway. Posters speculated that Brittany’s mother Melissa Fields had killed her husband, and Brittany was simply following the family tradition by killing Tyler. One group discussion speculated that the reason Brittany and her mother were so close was that they were both helping each other cover up murders.
During this controversy, a youtube channel specializing in tarot crime readings covered the case. For those unfamiliar with the practice, Tarot readers will sometimes do readings on unsolved cases to try and figure out what happened. In the video, a camera is pointed at two tarot card decks and a pile of crystals. The reader is behind the camera, and selects cards out of view, though you can hear them shuffling in the background to assure viewers that the cards were indeed chosen at random. In the video the reading backs up all of the popular theories, saying that Brittany and Schon were in love and conspired to kill Tyler and that Melissa was under investigation for killing her husband. Melissa is not and was never under investigation for her husband's death, but this YouTuber claims otherwise.
Katie Marie Frederick would at one point attempt to make some form of amends to Brittany by setting up an Amazon wishlist for her. The request went through Melissa, who absolutely refused to give Frederick her address, and assumed she was using the wishlist as a ploy to harass them. It is worth noting that Frederick seemed genuine in her attempt, and Frederick had started banning people who spread any personal information about Brittany or Melissa. However, we know from the Columbus Alive article that at one point online sleuths posted a picture of the van that Melissa’s husband died in, so her attitude is more than understandable.
Though Frederick does at times seem genuine in helping Brittany later on, she posted the 911 call Brittany made and asked if she sounded suspicious, and would blatantly ask her Facebook group to dig into Brittany and Tyler’s lives and see if they were in debt, as that could have been a strain on their marriage.
On July 15th Brittany wrote “Yesterday I attended the Missing Persons Day in Columbus. I connected with different law enforcement offices and organizations that have assisted in the search for Tyler. I met families that are dealing with the same unfortunate circumstance of a missing loved one. I was shocked to see the number of people that deal with this on a daily basis. Please remember to be kind, you never know what anyone else is going through. Cherish your family. Be grateful for what you have. Our family will never stop looking, searching or asking questions. We will remain hopeful & continue to stay positive. I appreciate your support, shares, and prayers in our family's time of distress. Please keep your eyes open, be vigilant & stay safe.”
On July 18th, 2019 it was Aaron’s birthday and Lori Davis posted an amazon wish list for Brittany and Tyler’s son Aaron, saying he loves Winnie the Pooh and Shrek. Support poured in from the group.
On October 3rd 2019 The Columbus Police Department held a press conference to discuss the case with the public. Lead Detective Jason Brammer answered questions and stressed that the wooded areas around Easton had been searched. Brammer and another officer mentioned that the press conference was part of the sheriff's attempts to be more open to the public, in an effort to get the police, the media, and the public to all work together as best as they can and solve the case.
The True Crime Garage episode is still referenced as one of the most detailed accounts of that night, as only a few news articles covered the disappearance. One reporter in the crowd asked Brammer if he was following what people were saying in podcasts at all and he responded with “I do not follow podcasts, I follow evidence”
Brammer was asked a few questions about if he had any theories, or was leaning one way or another in regards to what happened. He simply stressed that he wasn’t letting himself get wrapped up in any theories or lean in any particular direction so that he could keep an open mind and investigate all angles thoroughly as leads came in.
Near the end of the press conference, Brittany was given the floor, and as she started to tear up, Brammer put his hand on her back, encouraging her to keep talking. She asked the public to come forward with anything they knew saying “It’s been a really long time, and I deserve answers”.
That same day Katie Marie Frederick posted on Facebook, apparently after having a change of heart saying “The first thing I want to say is that we have seen evidence that cannot be released publicly. This evidence has led me to believe that Brittany Davis is 100% innocent. Obviously I can not control how any of you feel. However, I do ask that even if you may believe she is guilty, please think about this: what if she isn’t? If she is not guilty then that means she is mourning the loss of her husband and the father of her child. Before you type, ask yourself: is what I’m about to say beneficial to anyone, or am I just being cruel?Brittany has caught a TON of hatred and I just don’t think that is fair. Now I will be the first to admit that a lot of that hatred came from this group that I created and from me specifically. But that stops now. I apologize for all of that and for any pain I have caused Brittany and those who love her and Tyler. Since I made this group we have made a few more. And we have learned a lot. There are many things that I regret and I am so sorry that things got so ugly. I wish I could take back so much of what was said and done. Unfortunately, I cannot. I just ask that moving forward, we focus on Tyler and remember that there are still people here who love him and miss him dearly. As far as any of us KNOW, Brittany is innocent and that makes her a victim in all of this. Some of you may feel otherwise, but a feeling is not evidence.”
Websleuths and Facebook are still rife with people trying to solve the case. One poster on websleuths pointed out that there were many surface-level similarities between this case and that of Brian Shaffer. In both cases the night in question started at a steakhouse, there were two men and one woman out on the town, and the man who eventually vanished left to go off on his own for “mysterious” reasons. Many of the same theories thrown out in the Brian Shaffer case are also mentioned for Tyler, with some people claiming that he must have fallen in the construction of a new Easton parking garage, and is now part of the structure, or saying he ran away to start a new life, in the middle of the night, while he was drunk.
Anytime the case is mentioned on Reddit, the top comments are almost always about Brittany acting suspiciously. Of course, there are statistics to back up why people tend to assume a spouse in foul play. From 1980-2008 16.3 percent of all homicides were committed by an intimate partner, making it nearly one in five. But does a 16.3% chance justify harassing someone who is now raising a young child on her own, and mourning the disappearance of her husband?
Lori Davis occasionally gets calls from Brittany when she’s frustrated with how the case is going, and she’ll talk her through it. Telling her to do what she can, and not let the negativity get to her. But there’s only so much Brittany can do before she’s left with no option but to wait.
In January of 2020 Brittany took and passed a polygraph in relation to her husband's disappearance. As of March of 2020 Brittany is largely absent on her Facebook group, instead opting to let others post about their missing loved ones. Right now the most recent post is that of Andy Chapman, a man who went missing in 2006. Whenever a body is discovered anywhere near Columbus it gets posted in various forums about Tyler Davis, or Brian Shaffer, further linking the two cases at least in the mind of the internet. Tyler’s disappearance, perhaps in part due to the controversy, has quickly climbed the ranks to being one of the most well known missing person cases in Columbus, meaning many people know what he looks like, and are keeping an eye out for him. This also means that the numbers in all Facebook groups involved continue to climb, and speculation on all social media platforms shows no signs of stopping.

Sources

  1. https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/columbus-police-to-hold-press-conference-on-missing-29-year-old-man/
  2. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/missing-in-america/young-father-tyler-davis-missing-ohio-shopping-complex-february-n992246?fbclid=IwAR33-jVSBU4fUqKig3FPiPC28e2sdvCSho4v3vxBlQGxsIrgoTg7FcbyEm0
  3. https://truecrimesociety.com/2019/10/14/into-thin-air-where-is-tyler-davis/?fbclid=IwAR02pC73ZonRQg2m1ERSEMAm648ymwneyh1T70utux6JKRqayyaJUc0jtO8
  4. https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fvs03.pdf
  5. https://www.columbusalive.com/news/20190711/disappearance-of-tyler-davis-and-rise-of-true-crime-complex
  6. True Crime Garage: episodes 296 and 297
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