How can I start this.. the paradigm that defines our role on GME needs urgent and drastic clarification if we are to steer this thing back onto the road.Whether we want to admit it or not, we're fucking drifting atm. The hype is dying as all hypes do, the whole thing is glued with spit and running on pure randomness and doom inevitability ("we're all poor so we don't care, it's either moon or bankruptcy").
TH THA THA TH, time out.
Listen up fucktards, I'm poor too, but that's not the point. We need to go over the whole situation with perspective, and this is not some detailed nerd shit so it'll go easy on your 2 braincells.
Repeat after me: we are not gonna trigger the short squeeze. WE ARE NOT GONNA TRIGGER THE SHORTSQUEEZE.
It's easy to fall into disbelief by misunderstanding our part in all of this. We are not triggering shit, so all the retards YELLING buy buy buy every time it starts to go up need to come back to reality. It's NOT our job to trigger the short squeeze nor would we be able to.
Picture a roman colosseum (an old stadium you mongs). In the middle of the arena, down in the pit you have all the shorters doing their thing, having a jolly good time. There's several tunnels surrounding the pit and leading OUT to freedom.
To get the short squeeze we need them right there in the pit, so that's done. They're already there, shorting GME to shit, not by 13% which was enough to rocket VW share price 5X back in 2008, but by a staggering 50% to 130% (numbers irrelevant, point is the ammo is more than enough). As you can see there's plenty of shorters in the pit, so they're confident and comfortable.
Now, for the shortsqueeze to work you need 2 things:
- a boogeyman
- something blocking the goddamn exit
The boogeyman is ANYTHING that makes them fear for their billions and run for the exit trampling each other on the way out. The less shares available for them to cover their shorts the smaller this boogeyman can be, because they will panic knowing they may not be able to cover at all, meaning THE END.
It could be literally a thousand different things, and the longer we go into the future the more likely that something will HIT. Could be someone scooping up an extra slice of the company (Ryan Cohen for example), earnings blowing out, anything. And this company has received SO MUCH free advertising in the last few weeks it's not unreasonable to think that they are at a historic turning point (not gonna get into the reasons wh
I met my partner Madison five years ago. Madison has a daughter from ex Named Ally(17f), and I have a 15 year old son from my previous relationship. They are both with us full time.
I would say since the first week we started dating that Ally never liked me. I’ve tried to bond with her, extending an olive branch, to being able to simply co-exist, but it’s uneasy at best. She tells her mom the reason she dislikes me so much is because her mother moved in with me and moved her away from her dad... they moved 1/2 an away hour with traffic.
Madison is unable to work many jobs. She has a felony on her record (she was mailing high priced bottles of bourbon across state lines at 23) and has a god awful back that lays her up days at a time. With that said I handle the expenses which isn’t a problem. I’m an engineer with a high wage and overtime is limitless if I want it.
Ally makes life difficult when she can. She mocks me to my face, refuses to do chores, breaks into my wine cellar, and lately has been making fun of me with her dad via FB and Twitter. They enjoy calling me a nerd and loser because I play D&D and I guess because I’m basically different. Everyone can see what they say.l about me in there and it’s embarrassing to say the least. Her mother stands up for me and tries to control it, but it doesn’t last.
Ally’s dad isn’t a saint even though she thinks he is. He’s in an out of trouble, can’t hold a steady job (pre-Covid either), and he still lives with his mom. I’m not trying to be harsh on the guy here but at least here it’s anonymous which is better than he gives me via FB.
Recently Ally has been jumping through the hoops of college applications and she and her mother sat down to discuss options and what not. Ally isn’t a great student, but she isn’t terrible either.. she’s not going to get many, if any at all, scholarships/grants. Madison asked me about tuition, and I said I would match Ally’s dad dollar for dollar.
They kind of stared at me for a minute until my son broke the tension with a laugh, and said “well that might cover the gas to drop off!” I asked him to leave the kitchen and he did however my wife was livid and Ally was on the verge of crying.
Ally left the kitchen and my girlfriend said that was out of line and cruel for an adult to say that to someone her age. I shot back with well someone needed to set her straight and you or her father weren’t doing it, and now she will see her dad for what he really is.
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I think everyone has had a conversation with a friend or partner about some gap in sexual knowledge. Misinformation about how someone can get pregnant, STIs, how periods work, etc. Reddit is even full of examples of this on various subs like r/BadWomensAnatomy or posts on r/sex. Sometimes it’s just funny to hear that your friend thinks women pee out of their vaginas, but other times poor sexual education leads to unwanted pregnancy or serious health concerns.
I don’t agree with a lot of rigid standardized practices in schools, but if anything needed it, I would say that health class and sexual education should be standardized. It should start around 4th grade with an introduction into puberty especially since some girls get their first period around this time. Throughout middle school and high school, appropriate topics should be covered including puberty, anatomy, forms of sex, safe sex, birth control, abortion, consent including statutory rape, pregnancy, STIs, porn, etc. It should also be inclusive of all gender identities and sexual preferences.
By standardizing it, everyone will have all the same information not only in their adult life, but also growing up so that smart, informed choices are made. This should lower the number of teen pregnancy and STI transmission, maybe even suicide rates in LG BT kids. Standardizing it will also keep more conservative located schools from preaching ideas that don’t work like abstinence-only or that abortion isn’t an option. Parental permission should not be required for similar reasons and no other subject requires a parent’s permission to teach facts.
I could go on about this for awhile and forgive me if this is popular, I’ve just never heard anyone talk about it before. This is very US based, but I think works for other countries too.
Title is a doozy but let me explain.
So I (36f) have 2 bio kids and 1 stepdaughter (note: I usually don't say step or bio kids, but it's important for this story). My bios are 14 and 17 and my step is 7. 14 and 17 have their own laptops for school and it's particularly important to 17 as she's in year 13 and has a lot of work to do. This morning she came downstairs crying because her laptop shut off randomly and wouldn't turn back on. To make matters worse, she had coursework due. She had backed everything up, so I gave her my laptop and within 10 minutes, she was back to working.
The issue comes with 7 and my husband (John-her father). 7 is in primary school but is still given a small bit of work each week to be done and the only way to access the work is on the computer (the school's website is super weird for phones). My husband and 7 usually do the work together but today they couldn't because 17 had my laptop. John came to me and asked where the laptop was. I explained what had happened and that 17 had it. John got all annoyed and asked how 7 was supposed to do her work. I said I'd dig up the old computer from the basement but John did not like that idea. We ended up having a back and forth and I snapped and said 'Honestly, John, 17's education is more important than 7's right now!'. John got really upset and accused me of have a bias against the kids. I guess he told his family what I had said, because I got a few passive aggressive texts from his mother and sister calling me a bad mother.
EDIT: There seems to be some confusion on 7's education. She does NOT do online/live learning. All her work is on paper and in learning books provided by the school. The instructions to certain tasks are online (which is why John needed the laptop) but 7 is NOT missing out on education by not having the laptop as there are other tasks that were provided by her school that she can do. 7's work also isn't time sensitive (they don't even have to hand it in).
My employer offers a 100% match on a 529 plan, up to $2000. I'm not planning on having kids, and I was curious if it made sense to take advantage of the match anyways.
From what I've read, disbursements not used for education have their earnings taxed at your current rate + a 10% penalty. Even with the taxes and penalty, it seems like this is a smart option given the 100% match. In other words, I could use this like a savings account my employer matches.
Does this make sense? Are there any scenarios I'm not thinking through?
I'm already maxing out a Roth IRA, and I'm contributing 11% to my company's 401k (6% by me, 5% maximum match by the employer).
Thanks in advance for any advice!
All it did was dumb down an incredibly complicated topic 100 fold and now you feel smart because you heard a lot of sciency words in a short amount of time.
The education system is imperfect, but if you think you can replace it with a bunch of Vsauce videos you're delusional at best.
I didn't finish my A-levels due to illness, decided to go back to a good college now in my 20's on a part-time course, with the view to do uni afterwards.
My condescending JSA "helper" said that I'll be expected to either give up college, or forfeit my JSA, if any job is offered to me that would clash with the two days I attend college.
This includes voluntary, unpaid work, as well as 16hrs or less at Tesco. I'm expected to throw in all the hard work I've put in at college, which would make me more employable for more secure and better jobs in the future, just because JSA have deigned to give me £50 a week? The New Style JSA, which I'm only applicable for because I've held a job and paid my part in the last two years.
What would actually be helpful, is helping me find work I can do on the five other days I've said I'm available.
I've been working full time and paying NI and taxes since I was 16, this is the first time in my life I've ever asked for job seekers - due to the current climate and being made redundant. I've been out of a job since the end of January 2021, and been actively searching for something new, but this prick is already treating me like I'm some lazy bitch from Benefit Street.
What a broken system.
Edit - I got a job offer this morning and I start Monday (woo!), and even better - they're happy to work around my college. That wasn't really the point of my OP though.
I still stand by my feelings that we have a lot of broken systems that need reevaluating and changing. I'm thankful there are any systems in place at all, but I can be thankful and still recognise things need fixing. It's ridiculous the amount of people commenting with even more ridiculous stories; someone who was suddenly made homeless and told to go away as they weren't worth helping, because no one employs homeless people. Another person, whose husband worked 50-60+ hour weeks and couldn't see his newborn son as a result, then told to work more hours or switch jobs when there aren't any about? No one is asking for free handouts, just that the systems of "support" actually support people.
I (24F) am currently doing my masters and I’ve taken up personal tutoring for a few GCSE/high school students to make a little extra cash. I’m honestly not making much but it’s enough to pay for a few essentials and some small luxuries like new clothes or take out every once in a while. Not making any savings.
My younger brother (15) is currently doing his International GCSE/high school as well, and he’s not exactly the best student. This wouldn’t be such a problem but what with the pandemic and all my dad isn’t working and we’re struggling to get by, and IGCSE’s are pretty expensive. Luckily my brother has me and my sister (19) to help him out and he’s started coming to us more often for help. While I’ve been helping him out as much as I can as well, my sister has been giving him more time due to the fact that she’s between schools right now and not currently studying.
Today I got a call from my dad and to sum it up, he’s upset with me for tutoring other kids regularly while my brother has been getting bad grades. He says it’s up me but I know he wants me to drop some or all of my students to focus my attention on my brother instead. He says that if I don’t help my brother, my dad will have to get him a tutor and I know he can’t afford that right now.
This is upsetting to me because for the first time in my life I’m making a tiny bit of cash and love the freedom/small bit of independence that comes with paying for your own shit. For context, I never got pocket money or an allowance growing up so this is literally the first time that I’ve had money of my own that wasn’t given to me for a birthday or holiday or something. However, I also don’t want to see my brother fail.
I can see how I could be the asshole here because my dad clearly can not afford a tutor for my brother and here I am tutoring other kids, but I also can’t help but think the help I’m giving him already, as well as my sisters help should be enough. Thought I’d ask anyway. AITA?
UPDATE: Thank you all for your responses, many of them related to my brothers education were really helpful. I’ve decided to try to fit some more time for my brother in my schedule, and focus more on studying techniques rather than the content itself. This way I hope to make the time he spends studying on his own more productive and hopefully we’ll see some improvements too. At the same time I might not even have to give up any of my own student, though if it comes to it I’m willing to drop a student consid... keep reading on reddit ➡