You can argue that Hinkie was bad for the league, but he didn’t have to be made an example of. Changing lottery odds, threatening to fire him, etc. could’ve all worked at deterring him from what he was doing.
And all in all he did a pretty damn good job. Embiid, Simmons, Covington and Saric is a great haul, and who knows what he does with the rest of the Sixers future picks, they could’ve potentially ended up with Tatum too.
Then, he was replaced by the incompetent Jerry Colangelo and the somehow less competent Elton Brand.
I hate to see a team’s true potential be squandered because of the league feeling compelled to step in and change things.
Edit: For chrissakes don’t give Reddit your money
He expressed that desire in no uncertain terms in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix published Friday.
“I do see this as something we would embrace going forward,” Silver said. “As you know I’ve been talking about it for a while. We saw this as an opportunity to institute a form of it. I’m not sure if this would be the exact format going forward. But this is something we’d like to see stay.”
The game was much more healthier when smurfs were put in gold 1 with 10-0 placements or 9-1. Now the game is filled with silver smurfs from silver to platinum.
Maybe they win even more LP, skip divisions and lose a little, maybe they take even more time to create new accounts and climb them up, but that's not how you fix the problem.
Since it takes more time to climb up, they have to play more matches with people who obviously don't have their level and they stomp even more. It makes the thing boring both for the smurfers and the players that are stuck in their rank and somehow get matched against/with a silver 4 95% winrate midlaner/jungler who'll just snowball off of everybody's faces.
TLDR: Old ranked system did it better. Placing smurfs in silver 1 max should not be a thing anymore.
Edit: This isn't a debate about MMR vs LP. I just think slowing the climbing process for both the accounts that have high MMR but low division and brand new accounts is not the right way to count... keep reading on reddit ➡
What's up my fellow retards, silver just closed an hourly candle above its breakout point a day before the JPownding. What does this mean?
Well, in reality, fucking nothing. For those of us with a couple brain cells and most of our portfolios in SLV this could mean tomorrow we see silver break through its next resistance at 30$. If this happens and SLV closes above 29$ on Friday I will with out a doubt get to fuck my wife for the first time in months. And that my friends would be a miracle. So let's all pray to our JP overlords (I'm talking to you JPow and JPMorgan) that our tendies will be bountiful and our ass's ungaped.
Edit: Well boys and maybe one gal, it looks like we're doing it. Silver has held through the day above its breakout. If SLV, not silver spot price, ends on Friday above $30 I will personally give every silver surfer a smooch on the cheek and a slap on the ass. I can be the father figure you never had my sweet silver children.
^if ^it ^closes ^lower ^I'm ^going ^t... keep reading on reddit ➡
Ja Morant on the conditions in the Bubble: > Ja Morant: "My room is fine. The food is fine. I'm not a silver spoon guy."
Tweet 2 >Ja Morant brought a PS4, Martin to watch on TV and, in case the silver spoon quote didn't get the point across, declares he's "a ramen noodle guy.
While most Reddit challenjours here probably think this isn't that much of an achievement, it's actually pretty cool that an elected representative has spent their downtime trying to climb the ranked ladder and deal with all the toxicity.
Are there any other politicians that play League?
EDIT: okay she's calling out inting 13 year olds, this is brilliant https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1282876094698401794
I just had the most demoralising game. I went into it positive and enthusiastic and I left absolutely broken. They ran a bastion and just protected him so well. First I tried pharah to harass him but they had too many shields and my team, despite my calls, were trickling and not breaking shields.
Then I tried sombra, as they were on attack, but they had a torb turret also protected and even when I waited for it to be occupied I just couldn't get the hack off- my mechanical skills were not good enough. Through this, my team had all died- I'm not even sure how, and I was next.
I had my EMP so I wanted to coordinate that, but when I respawned I saw my team trickling so far ahead and I just died a little inside. I called to group up but they just kept going. Eventually we grouped up at the last point and I got my EMP off but we didn't get a single pick and they rolled. The payload didn't even stop moving- they had like 6 minutes in the time bank.
Then, on attack, we all just selected a... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was playing Gambit today for the Solstice Armor and noticed this:
Any idea where he got it? I’ve never heard a reference to Drifter being in possession of a seed or a tree.
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting to get out of therapy, but I know it wasn't this.
My hour-long sessions really only consist of me venting and getting shit off my chest, my therapist offering some well-meaning, but essentially useless platitudes that I could get from literally anyone, and then getting off the phone and wondering what progress I actually made, if any. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate sympathy, and definitely NEED somebody that cares about my problems, but I also need actual solutions and insight. Like I said, it's been six months now, and though I don't expect to be magically cured of everything at this point, I was hoping that I would have at least been able to see some noticeable changes in my mood and outlook. But to be honest, sometimes I leave sessions feeling even worse than I did going in, because I spend so much time opening up about extremely personal and sensitive things, only to leave without feeling that I've gotten "rewarded" for... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey gang, just wanted to provide a quick update on whats happening in Silver.
SLV 9/18 24.5C - 79
SLV 9/30 26C - 30
SLV 12/31 27C - 25
***Required Prerequisite Reading*** https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/i5m4ri/real_talk_slv/g0qcer1?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x
Happy Sunday ladies, get ready for Futures Open in 7hrs.
Trump turned the Money printer on yesterday, again. $400/wk (states have to pickup 25% of it) - You don't have to pay rent/mortgage, electricity bills, or student loans through EOY. Also, he enacted a payroll tax cut that will be come a grant IF he becomes re-elected. So inflation will continue to rise, oh and the Fed is capping interest rates on bonds.
Metals compete DIRECTLY with REAL (inflation adjusted) interest rates. As a foundat
Great Theia , Goddess of Sight and Light, she who is said to have given metal its luster, a Silver Surfer beseeches thee.
Great Goddess an evil group of merchants and swindlers of the JPM and COMEX clan seeks to thwart our attempt to edify thee with tendies. Their greedy hearts promised more than they can deliver , and a reckoning is upon us.
My goddess, a number of our members are losing faith, but... if you could perhaps bless us then the hoards of autists may not leave our distinguished group. We do not wish to dwindle in the manner of the PRPL gang. Our battle cry of hold the line no longer dissuades their doubt.
I offer this prayer great Theia! Send help from the heavens for I fear JPow's intervention by week's end shall not be enough.
If possible can you pass this along prayer to Caishen and any other metal god :O? Metal gang needs it.
Hear me oh Goddess. PUMP! PUMP! PUMP!
Nate Silver is showing his lockdown skepticism again, with actual realism about the situation with colleges closing down again and then blaming students for not "Living La Vida Lockdown": https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/1297302140780777472
>I get colleges are in a *real* tough spot. If you went through the rest of the sequence without the student-blaming, I'd probably ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. But blaming 18-year-olds who just had their senior year ruined for not completely self-isolating (while paying full tuition!) is gross.
Nate is a loud public voice and he is completely right: it is gross to expect people to somehow behave counter to our entire psychobiological hard-wiring, which at 18-22 years old is very much to socialize as one matures, and our basic human hard-wiring, as social animals, which is what lockdowns and social distancing proponents have literally asked us to do -- and at the end of the d... keep reading on reddit ➡
If anyone else is interested, during some investigation last night, I found a way you can get "free" silver in Destiny. It does take a little work and answering questions, but I found it worth it when trying to get coins for pogo.
Here is what I found:
Hopefully someone else will find this useful.
Per a comment by u/fokusfocus:
Just FYI there's no access to free version of D2 without Pro membership unless you purchase one of the expansions. Either pu... keep reading on reddit ➡
Would you like to entertain yourself with a story about one of the greatest schemes in the history and, maybe, learn a few plays? This story is about three brave autistic brothers, who almost cornered the entire commodity and how one (not so brave, but shrewd) bank did it without anyone noticing. As in any good fable – there’s a moral and a strategy that you could draw from it.
The year is 1971. Nixon temporarily abolishes gold standard. And every temporary government program is never reversed, as you know. Trading price of gold went sky high: from 270s to 800s in two years or so. Enter Hunt brothers, sons of H. L. Hunt, oil tycoon, one of, if not the, richest man in the world at that time. Hunt family was, what one might describe as, right-wing libertarian and anti-globalist. They believed that Keynesian economics and the US shift to the left in the 60s will lead to the debasement of the US dollar and monetary collapse. Thus, return to the gold or silver standard was the way, as they... keep reading on reddit ➡
You should exit the precious metals because:
Congress is going to be hit with a newfound fondness for fiscal responsibility. They will decide to balance the budget and pay down the debt.
The Federal Reserve will find a nascent, blossoming desire to preserve the value of the dollar. They will redefine "stable" from their previous definition of 2% depreciation every year, to 0% inflation. Stable.
China will realize they love Treasuries again. Diverging from their recent rhetoric, they will buy all of what little debt the U.S. decides to issue in this new age of fiscal responsibility.
The COMEX will release a full audit of its vaults, proving the open interest of all metals is backed 1:1 with physical metal.
The U.S. will audit its gold reserves in full for the first time since 1953, with 2 independent auditors who will find that the U.S. does indeed have all 8,000 tons they claim to have. All results will be open to public inspection, and everyone will believe.
The f... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is all from Belt Fan Dan, who has provided lots of information on what's happening belts wise in wrestling by being actively part of the wrestling belt community. He's obviously not a reporter before someone says, "why's he credible?", which is why I've used "allegedly" but I also don't see why he'd make it up.
I completely believe the TNA World title Moose is using is a replica from Pakistan, where if you order a wrestling belt from eBay, it is likely coming from without certification from the original designers.
If Tessa has tried to hold Impact up over the title - which to be honest, would still maker her an asshole, but is likely the least worst thing shes done when you consider all the things shes been accused of by a multitude of women - then it really just adds trash to the dumpster bin of a fire that she represents.
And in other belt related news, if you follow Dan, apparently New Japan also used a Pakistan base... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am a gold player, looking for areas of inprovements, maybe better droning, way to clean a room, enter a building, reasonning, etc... Thank you in advance.
There are some questions regarding a recent issue where there was a delay in Emma Frost being added to Red Star Orbs. Subsequently we sent players adversely affected by this some Red Stars for Emma Frost, depending on which level of Red Star Orbs were opened. We understand that some players who checked the drop rates and intentionally delayed purchasing Red Star Orbs feel as though they weren’t considered in that equation.
To seek a more equitable resolution for all parties, we shall enact the following plan:
To... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello fellow degenerates.
I know there has been 6 billion posts about silver, but none of them so far have addressed the unusually large number of open contracts for September. Most of them have just been money printer go BRRRR = inflation = silver go moon. So here's a fun little argument of why silver might enter the stratosphere faster than a hooker in light up sketchers during September.
Like I said, the current open interest for silver September contracts is NUTTY
Each contract represents 5,000 ounces of silver. Now, most of the time only a small portion of these contracts stand for delivery, say 1 or 2% amounting to ~4 to 9 million ounces of silver. Back in July, an astonishing 17,294 contacts stood for delivery amounting to 86,470,000 ounces of the devils metal. For those of you that can't count, just understand that is a... keep reading on reddit ➡