This has to confirm that it’s all a grift. He saw the success of being a woman so he became a stereotype of a woman and then started making more money than any woman out there. His grift game is off the charts. No one can compete with that.
I knew there was something fucky about all of this. I just couldn’t figure out why. I also figured that the charges he had (didn’t know what they were till now) were bullshit charges because no one ever talked about them. Not even the lefty subreddits. Not until when Trump said he was getting arrested on Tuesday. And can someone give me a quick lesson on how exactly Trump found this out and why they’re planning it for Tuesday rather than doing it right away?
I’m currently reading through (actually more like listening through) the expeditionary force series by Craig Alanson. It’s not the best, but it is decent. The book covers gave off the space naval military kind of vibe, but it’s not that. It’s more Earth human finds space AI, captures ship, and goes on adventures. Maybe I need to find some space opera books instead. I’m going to look into Alastair Reynolds. I keep seeing his books on my Amazon feed.
I can imagine that either the amount of content they post will shrink significantly or their users will have to dig real hard to aggressors that are white. I don’t know every race that isn’t considered a POC, but I know white isn’t part of that group.
Also, notice how they say “important minority group”. Obviously they’re saying one particular race and they label it as important because they consider them superior to everyone else.
I’m never worried about these side issues that are just other dimensions or universes. All black x-men or a crippled spider-man. It means nothing and will never be used in any event. I just look at this and laugh. Similar to if we were transported to a dimension where Compton if full of wiggers. Speaking of an all black X-men, I wonder if it’s a story about Jean try to see if it’s Scott, Logan, or Professor Malcom X that’s the baby’s daddy. Just hope it isn’t black Logan. That guy will definitely bail. Just like he did his other 5 kids.
Transgenders have been around for thousands of years
No. No they haven’t. Call it denial of their existence all you want, but the ones who you think were transgenders in the past were playing a part in a play or had a crazy fetish during Rome’s end times (like what you currently have now). Not once have any of these people considered themselves transgenders.
I don’t know. That kid looks happy. All the kids that I’ve seen trannys try to groom looks dead inside. And the ones that were successfully groomed and transitioned end up committing suicide because they’ve been dead inside for too long. I don’t see the kid in the picture doing that.
Lamar Jackson isn’t a bad player, but he isn’t good either. He managed to gain MVP because he wasn’t good at knowing his receivers so most times he would run the ball. This messed with the other teams during that season. The next season the other teams caught on to how he plays and that ended up knocking him down a few pegs.
It’s not new, but I would imagine it’s worse than the 90s and 2000s. Back then they just wanted a club for themselves. I would think, based on everything that’s going on, they’re using the club to try to figure out ways to convert more people.
It’s still an exclusive for whatever length of time it’s on that single platform. Just because it will be coming to other platforms, whenever that will be, doesn’t mean it’s not an exclusive. And even when Final Fantasy XVI does come to PC I am very positive it will still be exclusive to Epic Games Store.
I just read up on an outoftheloop thread on Reddit and someone mentioned that the 2021 increase in startups in tech is what did it. Apparently SVB was getting in too much money and couldn’t loan it out fast enough. One thing lead to another and then it went to shit.
Found the comment
Answer: at an ELI5 level, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is a bank that focuses on providing services to startups and entrepreneurs. Many companies use it to hold funds that they receive from venture capitalists.
In 2021, the market was soaring and startups were getting tons of money. They put this money in SVB, which went from holding $61.76bn at the end of 2019 to $189.20bn at the end of 2021.
Banks normally make money by loaning out a portion of the money they hold, but SVB was getting so much money that they couldn't loan out fast enough. So instead, they bought a bunch of long term investments, the majority of which will mature in 10+ years. If the bank held these investments to maturity they would be guaranteed a profit, but if they sold early they would have to sell at market value.
This would be okay except that when the fed started raising interest rates last year, the market value of these long term assets fell hard. Simultaneously, tech and startups also started to struggle with the rate hikes (see: all the big layoffs) and withdraw from their accounts more quickly. SVB was concerned they would be forced to sell their long term assets early in order to support these withdrawals which would mean taking a huge loss.
Yesterday SVB announced a fire sale: they sold a ton of more liquid investments in order to raise cash, protect and balance out all those long term assets, and improve financial health metrics. They sold over 21 billion worth of investments. They even took a small loss on some of these investments (1.8 billion) in order to get the cash (they planned to cover this loss by selling some of their shares on the stock market).
Investors and Venture Capitalists were shocked and concerned about why they had to do this and why they had to do it now. Some VCs told their startups to pull their money out of SVB or to keep no more than 250k in the bank (which is how much is insured by the FDIC).
This has raised concerns of starting a run on the bank. SVB is theoretically fine right now, but if all of these startups try to pull their money out they won't be.
Edit to update with what happened this morning: SVB is clearly not fine anymore; in fact, regulators ordered them to close this morning. It appears the bank run was very, very fast and overwhelmed them quickly. Shareholders will get nothing.
Its size makes it the second largest bank to ever fail, the first being Washington Mutual which collapsed in 2008.
Deposits insured by the FDIC will get their money back Monday morning, but as of their last filing 93% of the bank's $161 billion deposits were uninsured. However, based on SVB's liquidation plan, it is likely that all deposits will be returned eventually (probably next week).
Companies who banked with SVB are struggling to pay their employees today. Notably, Rippling (a company that manages payroll and HR services for other companies) has said that their payments flow through SVB, so any company that uses Rippling will probably have a delay in payment.
Are any other banks at risk? It's hard to say. The crux of the issue is that SVB sold their "available for sale" (AFS) portfolio to provide enough buffer to avoid selling their long term investments. Their long term portfolio, called "hold to maturity" (HTM), had big unrealized losses and they really, really did not want to realize them. They aren't the only ones; in total, as of the end of 2022, banks were holding about $620b of unrealized losses in their AFS and HTM ports.
Most larger banks have relatively smaller amounts of unrealized losses, but smaller regional banks may be at risk which is why $KRE (an ETF of regional banks) has dropped so much.
Fuck it, I’m racist now.
And what the fuck is up with monkeys trashing everything every time they get upset?