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Short Version: The short version is that a review of the 'strategic fails–to–deliver' data indicates that institutional insiders may have counterfeited a massive number of Gamestop shares which is why they tried to stop retail investors from buying more shares on Thursday.
There are are 71 million shares of GME that have ever been issued by the company. Institutions have reported to the SEC via 13F filings that they own more than 102,000,000 shares (including the 13% of GME stock is owned by Ryan Cohen). That is already 30,000,000 shares more than even exist.
On top of the shares reportedly owned by institutions, retail investors may currently hold 50+ million shares (counting both long holdings and call options – both ITM and OTM).
Once you include call options, retail investors may already hold more than 100% of GME (not just 100% of the float, more than 100% of the actual company). This would be definitive proof of illegal activity at the highest levels of the financial system.
Long Version: A more detailed analysis by /u/johnnydaggers is here. This chart is also from /u/johnnydaggers: Link to original analysis
I honestly don’t know where to begin with this. A little back story. My husband suffers from bipolar, ADHD, and severe anger issues. He has his moods and these cycles. It’s been 6 years of emotional and verbal abuse. We tried therapy for two years and several different medications but it always ends up with him giving up and having episode after episode. I’m trying my hardest to do everything to please him but all I do is make him angry. Everything I do or say anger him. I’m not allowed to have a say in anything. I am the breadwinner ( he pays 45% of bills based off income) and i do 100% of child and house responsibilities. His leftover money goes all to him and his hobbies while I use mine to pay for kid/baby supplies and groceries and pay extra on the mortgage. He works 40 hour weeks while I work 50+. His job is blue collar while mine is not. He comes home and spends roughly 15 min with our daughter and then goes does his own thing while I cook and do night routine with her. Anyways, onto the scenario. This past weekend, I’ve been noticing his moods are starting to go down which means it’s going to be a bad cycle. Well we got into an argument where he was once again verbally and emotionally abusive. He left once again and blocked me on everything. I’m 38 weeks pregnant and 5cm dilated and it’s a middle of a snowstorm and he left me alone. This is a normal Thing for him to do. Therapists told me it’s his way of getting control and he knows he can emotionally abuse me and gets a high off it because he knows he isn’t performing to what is expected. Well I was on the phone with my best friend and she typed out “your husband left you home alone with a 3 year old at 38 weeks pregnant and 5cm dilated and your mucus plug fell out already. If you can’t see what a abusive person he is I don’t know what to do anymore”. I read that sentence about 100 times. Cried a lot. And called another close friend of mine and told him I’m officially going to leave and not allow husband into the room when I deliver. He told me that I’m an ahole if I do that especially since it’s his child (first son) and I shouldn’t take that away from him and told me to keep trying to work hard because mental illnesses are hard to deal with and I’m just making it worse for him. My other friend from the first convo told me I’m not an ahole and husband can go eff himself and step up and stop using his mental illnesses to abuse women. I’m conflicted and feel like I would I be the ahole to not let... keep reading on reddit ➡
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My ex (27f) and I (28m) split up 4 months ago when I found out she was cheating on me. She refused to get a prenatal paternity test done so I have to wait until the baby is born to find out if I’m the father.
I had already spent all that time believing I was about to be a father only to find out I might not.
Ex doesn’t have any other family except her mom, but it’s not safe for her to travel due to covid and mostly all of our friends cut contact with her after they found out why we broke up.
She’s due in a few weeks and I specifically told her not to contact me until after the baby is born so we can get a paternity test done. But she’s been blowing up my phone asking me to be there in the delivery room with her because she won’t have anyone else’s support.
I thought about it. And in the end, the baby possibly isn’t mine. I can’t put myself through that emotional experience, witnessing the birth just to find out I’m not the father.
So that’s what I told her and didn’t take it well at all. She’s called me a jackass because if it turns out the baby is mine then I would’ve just missed the birth of my own child.
But there will be so many more important milestones I’ll get to witness if I’m this baby’s father so it wouldn’t hurt to miss this one.
Of course she goes to my mom about this asking her to convince me to change my mind because she doesn’t want to be alone.
My mom absolutely hates her right now but because this baby could be mine, she thinks I need to do this.
It doesn’t feel fair having to support her after what she did. I’m committed to being there for my child and doing everything I can to support them IF I am the father. Until then I want to keep my distance to avoid being hurt more.
But to them I’m being too heartless by not wanting to be there when she’s going to go through this alone. So I don’t know am I being an asshole for standing firm on not being in the delivery room?
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TL;DR: I suggest using the pickup option if you're getting a Founders Edition card from Best Buy. The delivery guy tried to steal my 3070 FE by marking it as delivered when he kept it personally. I contacted Best Buy and the LSO dispatcher. The guy must have realized he had been caught and decided to come back to my house a few hours later in his personal car, apologizing for the mishap, and finally handing me the 3070 FE in a box with a ripped off shipping label that he said he had to re-tape...
Long Version: To start off with, I was able to nab an Nvidia RTX 3070 FE AND 3080 XC3 Ultra from the 2/9/21 Best Buy drop. I finally won the "Please wait..." roulette, but twice. Lucky me! I now have two items arriving via Lone Star Overnight (LSO) shipping, which Best Buy often uses for Texas/Oklahoma deliveries. I've never had an issue with them before... 'til now.
Fast forward to today (2/11/21). I am fortunate with the pandemic to be able to work from home and still have a job so I'm usually on top of shipments. I can hear the Amazon or UPS truck come and meet them at the door. At around 1 PM, a delivery guy comes via a nondescript white delivery truck to drop off my packages. He doesn't ring the doorbell which is fine; sometimes they don't. I'm in a meeting so I don't check immediately but receive a text and email from Best Buy that both my packages were delivered. Great! I check the door about 10 minutes later. Only one package is here, my 3080 XC3 Ultra. What?! I check my doorbell camera, and he very clearly only has a single package in his hand. I immediately check around the house and drive around my gated community. No box found so he didn't misplace it. Maybe he missed it, and it was still in the delivery truck? That's happened to me before when I have a lot of UPS packages, and they usually come back later or the next day. But no, this is a GPU, and I've heard about Best Buy not packaging them in a cardboard box. I contact Best Buy to get them to investigate. I also reached directly out to LSO via chat.
Half an hour later LSO gets back to me and says they were unable to reach the delivery driver but will keep me updated.
Fast forward a couple of hours and a guy shows up at my door in a silver pickup truck. He mumbles something about how he's sorry that the other driver mixed things up, that he had to re-tape the package, and that it might have gotten a little wet since it was sitting outside in the back of the truck. I immediately take it a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Restaurants often operate on ~30% or less profit margins, so by using delivery apps they are often breaking even or losing money, essentially working for free. Most people think they are helping the restaurant but they could actually be hurting it.
So my ex, whom I have a daughter with, got remarried and became pregnant. In a bad turn of events her husband died a few weeks before she was due.
Well, she went into labor a few days ago and she asked me to come into the delivery room with her. I asked if she had anyone she wanted me to call or get instead. She said she didn’t have anyone she felt that comfortable with.
I was hesitant because it wasn’t something I had been there for before and we haven’t been together in a long time. We actually weren’t even together when our daughter was born or even in a good place. Which is why I wasn’t in the delivery room when our daughter was born (Her mom was. She’s dead now too). We’re in a better place now, but I wouldn’t say we’re friends. We do try to be friendly for our daughter, but sometimes we really just don’t get along.
I told her I was just going to do what I had originally agreed to do when her husband was still alive. That was to just to be on call to take care of our daughter when she went into labor. I also drove her to the hospital.
She did ask me again there pointing out that my sister (who is my emergency babysitter) could watch our daughter. Which maybe was true, but not a guarantee. I also still just wasn’t comfortable with it nor did I want to miss a day of work/pay. I told her no again. So she asked us to wait in the waiting room.
Our daughter wasn’t allowed to go in at all because of restrictions and I wasn’t allowed either unless I pretended to be the dad. So I told her we would call to check in and to call when she needed a lift home. Then I took my daughter back to my place.
I tried calling/texting her the next two days. I never got a reply which I assumed was because she was busy. Finally got back in contact with her she’s fine and at home. She took an Uber home. She is however also very pissed off at me for leaving her alone and in her words pretending to show concern now instead of being a decent human being.