The good people of r/wallstreetbets are, at the best of times, a group of people colluding to invest their money in ways that maximize profits to everyone in the group. In other words, they’re a hedge fund. Between them, they realized that they have control of enough assets to make a meaningful change in a stock price, and they used that to artificially raise the stock price for GameStop, costing people who bought put options billions of dollars. What they did is almost comically simple.
Now something tells me that, throughout all of stock market history, this scheme wasn’t thought of for the first time in the past few months. If a bunch of disorganized Reddit accounts can manipulate GameStop’s stock and make money in the process because they think it’s a funny meme, then certainly hedge funds (which are essentially more organized versions of r/wallstreetbets) have been doing it for years.
Amy Mihaljevic received a phone call, some time in the week leading up to October 27, from a man named "Frank" who claimed to be her mother's co-worker and that she was getting a promotion. "Frank" wanted to meet with Amy in order to pick out a gift for her mother for a surprise party.
On Friday, October 27, 1989, at 2:10pm, Amy left her school on foot, leaving her blue antique bicycle behind and headed to Bay Square Shopping Center to meet up with "Frank".
Amy's schoolmates later claimed to have seen her there talking to a man. He wore a beige windbreaker with plaid lining, front-pressed khakis and a button-up shirt. His hair was thick and bushy above his eyes. Amy's schoolmates claimed that the man leaned down to whisper something in her ear. Then placed an arm around Amy's shoulders and led her away from the parking lot. At first, they assumed the man was Amy's father since they have never seen him, but later believed the man was her abductor.
When her mother, Margaret found out that her daughter had not returned home later that day, She called the police. Authorities investigated the case but could not find any suspects linked to Amy's disappearance.
Then, on February 8, 1990, several months after Amy's disappearance, a jogger found the body of a young girl about 50 miles from Bay Village, in a field in rural Ashland County, Ohio. It was the body of Amy Renee Mihaljevic. Her body was dressed in clothing that she was last seen wearing. Three items-- a turquoise horse earring, black ankle boots and black leather binder, were believed to have been with Amy at the time of her abduction and have never been recovered. Blood believed to be that of Amy's was found in her underwear, indicating she may have been raped or sexually abused.
Dozens of suspects were asked to take lie-detector tests, but no one has ever been charged with the crime.
In November 2006, it was revealed that several other young girls had received phone calls, similar to the one Amy received, in the week prior to her abduction. The unknown male caller claimed that he worked with the girl's mother and wanted to help buying a present to celebrate her promotion. The girls who received these calls lived in North Olmsted, a suburb near Bay Village.
Amy and the others who received these calls had all visited the local Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, which had a visitors' logbook by the front door. The girls may have signed the book and added personal inform... keep reading on reddit ➡
In the 1920s, entertainment changed with the addition of shocking jazz music, flappers, and pre-code silent films of all genres. Nightlife was created during this decade. There was the Art Deco movement which gave a modern and new look to architecture and artwork. Fashion was completely different to that of the 1910s and women showed much more. There was also a tremendous economic boom which made it one of the pioneering decades of consumer culture. Cocaine and alcohol usage spiked during this time. Women also gained the right to vote and increased availabilities of cars made the new generation have increased freedom.
In the 1960s, the Civil rights movement brought increased rights for African Americans, and ended segregation. There was also an anti-war movement which was quite radical and the diffusion of hippie culture. People grew their hair out long, did psychedelics, and the way music sounded was changed completely. Fashion and films also changed and both men and women showed their skin more. The addition of color to films increased motivation for many directors to film in a larger variety of settings. It was a sharp contrast to the 1950s.
While both decades were quite radical, which decade had a more profound influence on modern American culture? And which decade would have shocked the parents of the youth at that time more ?
Not anti vaccine or anything and I plan on getting the covid one, but just wondering how a vaccine for COVID was made so quickly, and we still don't have a vaccine for HIV, respiratory syncytial virus, Epstein-Barr, etc.
To preface, this is NOT about people who identify as nonbinary/gender-queer because they have physical dysphoria with their assigned sex but also don't feel right identifying as the "opposite" gender. This is about people who have no dysphoria with their sex, but identify as nonbinary specifically because they do not adhere to the gender norms associated with their assigned gender.
I was raised by two second-wave hippie feminists (my mom and dad) who made it very clear to me my whole life that my gender had no relation to, and put no constraints on, what I could do or be. They made sure I knew if I wore pants and cut my hair short and played with trucks that didn't make me any less of a woman than if I wore lipstick and skirts and played with dolls. My mom grew up in the 70s and had a lot of strict expectations of "being womanly" placed on her, and she resented it and actively rebelled by proving a woman can be anything. Nowadays, I see people living under the same expectations of adhering to gender norms but instead of saying "fuck you, I'm a man/woman and I don't care what you think" they're saying "well fine I guess I'm not a man/woman then." And I get where this reaction comes from but I feel like it's actively setting back our progress in dismantling gender norms. Declaring you're not a "woman" or "man" but instead "genderqueer" or "non-binary" because you like/don't like [stereotypically feminine/masculine thing] actively reinforces the stereotypes of what you have to be to be a "woman" or "man". A friend of mine told me a few years ago he was considering identifying as non-binary because he hates toxic masculinity and the expectation of men to be aggressive and non-emotional. I tried so hard to explain to him that if he declares "I'm not a man because I'm sensitive and soft" he's reinforcing the idea that men have to be tough and that if you're not tough you're not a real man, and the only way to GET RID OF those norms is to say "I'm a man AND I'm sensitive and fuck you if you think I'm less of a man because of it."
Second-wave feminists have spent decades fighting to break the notion that "man" and "woman" meant anything about who you are and now I feel like my generation (and younger) is actively making gender stereotypes stronger when people reject their gender simply because they don't conform to the stereotypes, and it's driving me nuts.
I’m 25, and I’ve been doing most of my own cooking for over a decade now. I’ve never seriously hurt myself in the kitchen, but I’ve had little cuts and burns like anyone else. Through all that time, I’ve hurt myself with a cheese grater at least once a year, and twice I’ve taken noticeable chunks out of my fingers.
There has to be something I can do to stop grating bits of my hands into the food. Help!