> Lillard isn’t just a “loyal” player, but he’s also never been one to ruffle feathers by calling out underperforming figures or applying pressure. He’s a corporation’s dream superstar.
> Portland has plunged steeply in April, having dropped 10 of 15 games and stationed in play-in territory as the No. 7 seed. It’s a disheartening period that will likely end up costing coach Terry Stotts his job, a position he’s held for nearly a decade.
> Accountability, ingenuity, doing away with granting everyone offensive freedom and a fresh voice roaming the sidelines might be in order, but the team’s struggles extend beyond X’s and O’s.
> In a superteam era, no team is routinely competing for a championship with only one All-Star. The last time Lillard played with a player who made the All-Star team was LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015.
> Simply put, Lillard has not received the help he needs to win a title in this era. As he turns 31 this summer and considering all he’s done for the franchise, a more aggressive, risky approach is needed in order to pair him with another bona fide star.
Do you guys think this is on Lillard for not using his star influence to get the front office to acquire better talent and just blindly pledging his loyalty to the franchise... or is it more on the front office for not taking the initiative to build around him? Why is it we feel bad for guys like Damian Lillard up until they start forcing their way out via trade? I don't recall many people feeling bad about Paul George in Indiana.
It's well known that Haynes' source closest to Lillard is Lillard himself. So anytime he writes about Portland we should definitely listen.
I believe that I may have an idea on what Kidd stole from Big Moms territory and it will almost certainly be revealed in his upcoming fight against Big Mom.
To start, as most of you know Eustass Kidd is based off of two real pirates. Those two being, "Eustace the Monk" and the famous pirate captain William Kidd. Now here is what is interesting. The real life pirate William Kidd had a father who was also a pirate. He was known as Captain John Kidd. I'm sure some of you know where this is going because this part of the theory isn't anything new, but there is also of course a character named Captain John in One Piece.
I believe that Captain John is in fact Eustass Kidd's father. So what are the main important things we know about Captain John from One Piece?
He was a member of the Rocks Pirates
His epithet, just like Kidd's, is "Captain". Captain John, Captain Kidd. I honestly don't think its a coincidence that these guys have the same epithet while also being inspired off of a real life father and son pair.
He is notable for collecting many treasures and riches. His cave of treasures is also what Buggy was looking for. Also that Luffy had one of Captain Johns treasures which was the bracelet that he wore after Thriller Bark that he ended up giving to Buggy.
Since we know that Captain John was a member of the Rocks Pirate. Big Mom, who was also a member of the Rocks Pirates, would obviously know who he is. I think that if Kidd's dad actually is Captain John this will add a new dynamic/layer to his battle with her. Especially because the other connection that Kidd has with Big Mom is that he at some point invaded her territory to "take something back" from her. What if what Kidd came to take wasn't a poneglyph but instead one of his fathers long lost treasures that maybe he knew about since his childhood? I believe that after Captain Johns death, Big Mom probably took something important that Captain John viewed as a treasure. And I think this is what Kidd went to take back from her territory.
If Kidd actually is the son of Captain John I believe it will be revealed in his upcoming interactions with Big Mom and I think what Kidd stole from her territory was one of his fathers lost treasure that maybe he was told about as a child. It could be a weapon, a map, or even something as simple as riches who knows? (I do believe it will be pretty significant though). Big Mom took something important from her dead former crew mate. This would also fit... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm from Canada, where it's legalized, and my dad told me that some times ago. I was just wondering if it's true or if it's some anti-drugs false fact he read online. Also, english is not my native language, sorry in advance for the errors if there's any.
Edit: thanks for all the replies! This was more of a random 1am thought, not an ongoing thought, most of the time I’m enjoying life to the fullest and love it, I just mostly wanted to get others perspectives on potential dangerous events. Anyway, read on:
With the way the market is going I’m quickly approaching $2m and in my early 30s. South west of the US, earn a high income, invest in very diverse index funds (get rich slow) and good job stability. At this rate, I’m feeling more secure about my future regarding my personal finances. From poverty to this, I feel as if.. I’ve really made it. It’s unbelievable. Unless I really screw up big somehow, I’m going to make it big and can aim for an early retirement with over $5-6-7 mil. I’m safe outside of some huge mistake.
I don’t spend a lot right now because I grew up in poverty. I can’t comfortably spend much yet. Don’t get me wrong I have a big house and some good electronic toys, but I can’t easily just convince myself to spend a few grand. If I follow the math, math says I should be ok. Math says it’s alright, but that random $2k thing you really want, you’ll be fine. Math says my well off future is likely to really happen where I can freely spend without anxiety of it.
But maybe it’s because I grew up in poverty but my worry of “I’ll actually make it” has slowly working it’s way back into my mind, through different channels. Now instead of wondering if I’ll make it financially, I wonder if we as a society (in the US) will make it. I worry about risks like...
Some new major war resetting the world, destroying much of what people have. War with modern technology could be riskier to humanity than ever before.
Some global currency taking over (I don’t believe in crypto but something else maybe) which devalues dollars (which are my future) therefore my future won’t be as useful
Inflation or hyperinflation somehow really doing near permanent damage to the US finance system
Outstanding national debt doing the same, hurting us economically
The (hopefully) small risk of an extreme politician coming into power and dramatically changing taxes or the economic system so my dreams of one day spending freely barely exist
AI/singularity happening in a few decades that changes everything about life as we know it, we have no idea for the better or the worst yet.
A random economic crash, people say the top big stocks (which control so much of the marker) are way overvalu
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As the title says! The furthest I've ever been in prior sobriety attempts from daily drinking has been 90 days. After today, I'm moving into uncharted territory !
And does this concept have any meaningful connection to the European colonial empires we think of when we hear “colony” today? Of course, European colonialism had already begun in earnest by his time.