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Despite my best effort, I was unable to avoid filing extensions for my 2013 tax. 2013 was a complicated year, with lots and lots of life changes. On top of that, I had a dependency on a sibling who also needed to file extensions. So even if I got all my shit together, I was not going to have everything I needed. <sigh>
Modified goal: don’t wait till Oct 15th.
Seldom do I run into an article that I agree with so much. Being a hiring manager for years, I think these are great advise. Especially the first one. I always leave room at the end of the interview for the candidate to ask questions. It is a shame how many candidates just say “no, I don’t have any questions” or asked questions like “how did I do?”. Often the questions the candidate asks tells me a lot more than the questions they answered.
Last year I set out a new year resolution to catch up on my duties and complete tasks on time, start out with vehicle registration and tax. Did pretty good last year with vehicle registration getting done in October.
So far so good this year. Got tax done in April, without filing extensions. And now:
May the streak continues.
Daniel Erickson, lead writer of SWTOR, wrote:
For the last thousand years the Sith Empire has needed stability and growth more than anything else. That means alliances that prevent power struggles. It means encouraging the creation of more children. Which in turn means marriage and a focus on family.
Where once the individual was judged largely alone, bloodlines are now incredibly socially important. A Sith from a long line of powerful Sith will find his path through the Academy easier, his opportunities increased. A family with no Force-users who suddenly find themselves with a Force-sensitive child will sacrifice everything they have to get them martial training and mental discipline coaches – for if that child passes the Academy and becomes Sith the entire family will rocket to the penultimate social class in Imperial society, side by side with moffs and governors, second only to Sith themselves.
Marriage among the Sith is usually between only two people and is often to forge a political alliance. Marriages of love do happen often among the lower ranked Sith but decrease the closer the Lord is to the top of the pyramid-shaped power structure. Marriages between Sith and non-Sith are rare as the Sith believe it dilutes the chance of a Force-sensitive offspring. It is a common, though unspoken of practice, for Sith parents to kill a non Force-sensitive offspring and deny it ever existed, claiming the baby was stillborn, etc. A Sith with openly non Force-sensitive offspring is believed to be admitting the thinness of the blood in his or her family line.
Adultery is common among the Sith but officially illegal. Divorce is strongly frowned upon but killing one’s spouse for adultery or any other provable offense is socially acceptable. The one time you see obligatory divorce is when a member of the Dark Council breaks a couple apart to stop the assimilation of too much power in one place.
This is very interesting. It kinda resembles a lot of ancient imperial societies.
There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.
Peace is a lie.
There is only passion.
Through passion I gain strength.
Through strength I gain power.
Through power I gain victory.
Through victory my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.
Finally, someone at Tumblr posted this wonder info:
To make it easier to read, here’s the re-type of the ranks:
Of course, an obvious missing one is “Major”, as in “Major Ovech”.
In any case, I can now check this action item off (for a little while).
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For some reason, military ranks on the Empire side seems to be much harder to nail down than the Republic side. Maybe I just have not found the right datacron (although I’ve been searching on the internet for the datacron that would give me this info and not finding it).
In any case, unlike the Republic side, where I have definitive answer to the military ranks, for Empire side this will be a work in progress, until I sort through them all.
- Grand Moff
- Second Lieutenant