I have been following GME since mid-September and over that time I have banked myself a %1300 return in the process. However, the whole time I was a little puzzled with how severe the reactions from Wall Street have been, especially this week. "The company had more than 100% of its stock sold short! That's never happened before!", you say. I know, I know, but that's not actually not a new thing. A short squeeze, even one of this magnitude, should have squoze by now with GME up more than 10x in the span of weeks. Something is just not right. I think there is something much, much bigger going on here. Something big enough to blow up the entire financial system.
Here is my hypothesis: I think the hedge funds, clearing houses, and DTC executed a coordinated effort to put Game Stop out of business by conspiring to create a gargantuan number of counterfeit shares of GME, possibly 100-200% or more of the shares originally issued by Game Stop. In the process, they may have accidentally created a bomb that could blow up the entire system as we know it and we're seeing their efforts to cover this up unfold now. What is that bomb? I believe retail investors may 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.
For you to follow this argument, you need to go read the white paper "Counterfeiting Stock 2.0" so you understand how the hedge funds can create fake stock out of thin air and disguise it so it looks like real shares. They use these fake shares in short attacks to drive the price of a company down until they put them into bankruptcy. This practice seems to be widespread among hedge funds that go short. There is even a term for it, "strategic fails–to–deliver." Counterfeiting shares is extremely illegal (similar level to counterfeiting money) but it's very difficult to prove and even getting the court to approve subpoenas because of the way the financial industry has stacked the deck against investigations.
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Unless you’re adopting them, there’s no reason why you should have 10 kids. Especially if you’re struggling with your other kids.
Just absolutely no fucking reason why. Four kids(biological) should be the maximum and even that’s pushing it.
Edit: honestly, two kids should be max.
Edit 2: to the the people saying that ‘if you’re rich and can afford it, then go ahead.’ Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Overpopulation and carbon footprints are still a thing and this planet is still getting fucked everyday because of humans so... there’s no reason to, as I’ve said and just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
Edit: I’m just going to stop these assumptions: I am not white, I am not male and I am not American.
Edit 4: I came from a big family as well. I’m not saying our existence is a crime because we’re more than I think we should be.
Okay so I left out a key point: I don't mind paying $60+ but if I am, I don't want to wash it 3 times and it instantly turns into something worth $20. That's all I'm saying.
Don't get me wrong I love supporting new brands and my brands I've been with forever. I understand people need to make their money...but it's a hoodie. We went from hoodies being like $20-40 range and just shot straight up to like $60...for a Champion hoodie....CHAMPION...the brand we got made fun of for like literally 10 years ago. Granted they have truly upped their quality. I won't deny that but still..it's just nuts. I'd be more apt and happy to spending like $30 on a hoodie as I'd want to buy more, but I don't wanna spend basically $40 away from 100 on a hoodie. I'm already aware someone's gonna be like "tHeN dOn'T". Okay look. I hate coats because they're so restrictive and suck to wear while driving. If all hoodies were like Carhartt warm, I'd shut up and wouldn't complain....but they're noooooot they're just overpriced and not half as warm.
I’ll start it off. I dated this girl for a while and then we meet up one day and she says that she want to break up I was confused because I gave her all my love and attention so I asked “why?” She said because I’m to nice. That shit just hit really hard even though it was stupid.
Edit: wow wasn’t expecting this to blow up like it did. To everyone who’s giving advice or say to stop being a nice a i guy that’s just who I am and to the people who think that I was “smothering her” what I meant by being nice was that I would care for her too much I guess. Anyway this was a long time ago so I’m good and to the people sharing I wanna thank you as well.
I (48M) and my wife (47F) both have very well paying jobs. I am a Pediatric Doctor and she's an Attorney, which have allowed us and our kids (20F), (17M) and (15M) to have a more than comfortable lifestyle.
My wife has a tendency to say things like 'Money doesn't matter' and that 'material things don't matter' and she says them all the time, which kinda irks me because she's right, but I was raised in a poor family, and I know that she wouldn't be saying the same thing if we were middle-class. But I haven't said anything up until this morning.
I had made a comment about needing a better watch, and my wife was saying her usual 'money doesn't matter'. I told her that she was only saying that because we are rich and because she has never experienced being without money in any sense.
Predictably, she got upset with me, and now I'm wondering if perhaps I overreacted and went too far.
Since everyone who needs it is really benefited from lower costs, what could be the reason behind it and did Biden really do it? If yes with what possible motivation?
I actually did have a reason to say this. My husband has a middle-income job and I stay at home. We have a 4yo boy and his sister is a single mom with a 6yo boy, his cousin. She lives in public housing and my husband gives her about $300 per month, which I found out about a year ago by looking at his bank statements. This amounts to thousands of dollars per year.
Something that has always annoyed me is that she spends what I see as absurd amounts of money on items for her son that he will quickly outgrow. Since he was 2 he's worn triple-digit price-tag sneakers, and for his second birthday she got the whole family together and got him a cake that she told me was over $200. I see that as a waste of money for people of our income level, let alone her own.
Recently we were all together at my in-laws house and her son tried to "dunk on" mine by making fun of him for getting clothes from good will. Obviously he is too young to know better, but this is just stupid. My own parents were middle-class but we shopped at good will because it's a good deal, and it's stupid to be ashamed of it. What made me mad was that after my son got visibly upset, my sister-in-law started laughing too, like it was a cute little kid thing. I said, "Well, you only have nice clothes because your mother is stupid with the money my husband gives her."
Cue SIL screaming at me, and husband looking awkwardly at the floor (he is non-confrontational) and me passive-aggressively smiling until we high-tailed out of there. One of the things she yelled at me during the confrontation was that I'm lazy and don't work. It's true that I don't work, but I keep our household spending down by cooking budget meals and carefully planning our budget each week. The whole incident was pretty upsetting but she's been known to be aggressive towards me in the past and I didn't like that she was enjoying the opportunity for her son to be mean to mine when thousands of our own household income are going into hers each year.
92 reasons to NOT commit suicide:
The people who care about you on r/teenagers.
Meeting your soulmate.
Astronomy and crazy
Going to a friends wedding.
The people that love you.
Going to the beach.
Hiking in Forests.
Going to the drive in theatre.
Walking through local markets.
Your favorite artists next song.
Sculpting your own pottery.
Your favorite teacher.
Inside jokes with your friends.
Advice from good people.
Warm houses on cold days.
Bonfires with s'mores.
Reconnecting with old friends.
Studying interesting things.
The smell of fresh baked cookies.
Your favorite video-games.
Learning a new language.
Long walks on the beach,
Helping the homeless.
Long hot showers.
Tea / Coffee.
Putting a message in a bottle and throwing into the ocean hoping someone will find it one day.
Helping wounded animals and people.
Cleaning the Earth.
Going to see brodway shows.
The sound of rain.
Long car rides.
Long awesome road trips.
Going to the zoo.
The smell of old books.
Staying up late with friends.
Swimming in the pool at night.
Going to diners with friends.
Early morning runs.
Looking at old photos.
Going to a museum.
Being in a hot jacuzzi at night.
Going to the aquarium.
Home cooked meals.
Going to parties.
Playing pranks on people.
Driving your dream car.
Getting the job you wished for.
Seeing your favorite animal in person.
Iced drinks on hot days.
Trying on cool clothes.
Hanging out with friends.
Trying out future technology.
Making someones day.
Laughing so hard you can't breath.
Warm blankets fresh from the dryer.
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It's self-deprecation here, I'm poking fun at my own country; not a complaining discussion.
In my life I have preordered two games,
The first being fallout76, The second being this game.
I’m 2/2 for preordering flops, sorry guys. This is my fault
As someone who feels no connection whatsoever with any of the cultural traditions of the country I was born in, I've always thought it was extremely stupid to tell people things like "oh but it's your native country, you should love it and be proud of it!" or "you should embrace your cultural heritage, it's part of you!".
No one chooses the country they're born in, and if someone wants absolutely nothing to do with their cultural heritage then that should be seen as completely okay and acceptable. For me, for example, I speak the language of my native country and I have citizenship of said country, but that's about as far as my 'connection' to it goes.
Of course I'm not talking about the people who genuinely do feel patriotic towards their countries and are proud of their cultures. If you do feel that way, that's great and I'm happy for you, but this idea that being born somewhere automatically means you have to feel emotionally connected to said place and teach your children and even grandchildren about its' traditions and practices is downright stupid and ridiculous.
I've seen a ton of posts/comments here and elsewhere from people struggling with anxiety, depression, and other negative emotions due to losing at chess. I had anxiety issues myself when I first started playing years ago. I mostly played bots because I was scared to play against real people.
I've been thinking about what causes this, as you don't see people reacting so negatively to losses in other board games like Monopoly. I think the false link between chess and intelligence, mostly perpetuated by pop culture, could possibly be one of the reasons for this.
Either consciously or subconsciously, a lot of players, especially beginners, may believe they're not improving as fast as they'd like because they aren't smart enough. When they lose, it's because they got "outsmarted." These kinds of falsehoods are leading to an ego bruising every time they lose. Losing a lot could possibly lead to anxiety issues, confidence problems, or even depression in some cases.
In movies, TV shows, and other media, whenever the writers want you to know a character is smart, they may have a scene where that character is playing chess, or simply staring at the board in deep thought. It's this kind of thing that perpetuates the link between chess and being smart.
In reality, chess is mostly just an experience/memorization based board game. Intelligence has little to nothing to do with it. Intelligence may play a very small part in it at the absolutely highest levels, but otherwise I don't think it comes into play much at all. There are too many other variables that decide someone's chess potential.
Let's say you take two people who are completely new to chess, one has an IQ of 100, the other 140. You give them the both the objective of getting to 1500 ELO. The person with 150 IQ may possibly be able to get to 1500 a little faster, but even that isn't for certain, because like I said, there are too many other variables at play here. Maybe the 100 IQ guy has superior work ethic and determination, and outworks the other guy in studying and improving. Maybe he has superior pattern recognition, or better focus. You see what I mean.
All in all, the link between chess and intelligence is at the very least greatly exaggerated. It's just a board game. You get better by playing and learning, and over time you start noticing certain patterns and tactical ideas better. Just accept the fact you're going to lose a lot of games no matter what(even GMs lose a lot of games), and try and... keep reading on reddit ➡
For some reason whenever there seems to be an incredibly decent, and kindhearted person, we seem to decide to test them and push them until they break.
I'm in this discord gaming server. It was dead for a while. I was actually inactive for a bit over it. We still recruited people, just not much and our community was dead regardless of what we seemed to do. Then we got this one guy. You know the type. They say sorry a lot even when it's not their fault, they're genuinely friendly and outgoing towards everyone and they tend to become centerpieces of the community.
For some reason leadership and some others simply didn't like him though. He wasn't hostile towards anyone and he revived the community, but that wasn't good enough. They harassed him on the downlow and he recently left. It was expected but still shitty.
I don't understand why we can't let good things happen. It's not just this instance. It seems as if everywhere I look any time I spot someone trying to be a decent human being they get beaten down and broken. It's got me down.