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At Yahoo Finance, you get free stock quotes, up-to-date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, social interaction and mortgage rates that help you manage your financial life. News, email and search are just the beginning. Discover more every day. Find your yodel. The search engine that helps you find exactly what you're looking for. Find the most relevant information, video, images, and answers from all across the Web. Take a trip into an upgraded, more organized inbox. Sign in and start exploring all the free, organizational tools for your email. Check out new themes, send GIFs, find every photo you’ve ever sent or received, and search your account faster than ever. For many years, Ed Garlits was competitive on the track and cemented his name in the NHRA Southern Division Hall of Fame, International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, and came out victorious at the AHRA World Finals in 1961 with his single-plant rail taking out Lefty Mudersbach's dragster sporting twin engines. During that same event, he was close to overtaking a Top Fuel car for Top Eliminator honors. Ed Sheeran's family 'Photograph' has a new member! Early Tuesday morning, the 29-year-old singer and his wife Cherry Seaborn announced the birth of their baby girl in a sweet message on Instagram ... Right now, Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE: ED) share price is at $72.76, after a 0.75% drop. Over the past month, the stock spiked by 2.43%, but over the past year, it actually fell by 23.06%. Went to Ed for my first gun purchase ever. He was very patient and answered all my questions. I purchased a 38 special. I feel very comfortable with it. I wanted to go to someone who knew what... more. Jason L. 01/22/18. Ed came highly recommend and I had a very positive experience with him. He was polite and very knowledgeable. Yahoo makes it easy to enjoy what matters most in your world. Best in class Yahoo Mail, breaking local, national and global news, finance, sports, music, movies and more. You get more out of the web, you get more out of life.

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2020.10.01 03:13 endothermic_amniote need advice

hello. i’m not sure if this is the correct community for this but i need to share a story (TW: brain tumor, eating disorders)
so last week, i (21 she/her) finally went back to therapy for the first time since may (yahoo!). however, when i had my appointment (it was online), my counselor told me i look “concerningly different” and set up a doctors appointment for me for two weeks later. she expressed that i need to get my bloodwork done (i’m not sure why, i do not research EDs because it’s too triggering for me). however, about a week before my appointment, my brother (23) who is also my absolute best friend was admitted to the hospital under stroke symptoms. they ruled out a stroke almost immediately, but soon after found a large brain tumor (and eventually found two more). it is not cancer, thank god. but he is having emergency surgery on friday. my doctors appointment is supposed to be the following tuesday. i’m not sure if i should go or not. i’m worried about my health, i’ve been severely depressed and anxious for months and have never in my life received treatment for any mental health issues (other than the free counseling at my school) even my ED. while i am aware that my parents have already been concerned about me for awhile, i have never openly shared with them my struggles of mental health because i fear they stigmatize it. my parents are so absolutely wonderful. i was planning on telling them after my doctors appointment, because i will most likely be prescribed medication on their insurance anyways...but they have been through so so SOOOO much in the past week that i’m worried about them and i don’t want to add to their worry. i really just want to make sure my brother is okay and my parents but i don’t know exactly how pressing of a need my doctors visit is. if anyone has advice i would gladly take it. thank you everyone.
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2020.10.01 02:32 spacecomedy Ah, for the days of proper rock stars!

Noel Gallagher has branded Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran “s***” and claimed they don’t deserve to be the biggest-selling music acts in the world.
The 53-year-old former Oasis singer-songwriter complained there are no “proper rock stars” any more and said that “music now is style over substance.”
Gallagher told Matt Morgan’s Funny How? podcast: “The biggest-selling acts are s***, whereas when I was growing up the biggest-selling acts were the best acts. The biggest band in the world was usually the best band in the world.
“Now the biggest things in the world is f***ing Taylor Swift? What? F*** off.”
He went on: "There’ll never be another David Bowie, there’ll never be another Marc Bolan, there’ll never be another Freddie Mercury, proper rock stars.
“They’ll never be people like that because musicians will never make that kind of money and the ones that do, like Ed Sheeran, f***ing whatever.”
Gallagher added: “There’ll be no more private jets or David Bowie rocking into King’s Cross Station dressed as a Nazi, they’ll be none of that any more because ­people will be cowed by social media.
“Music now is style over substance. I find that these young ­people in the music game — they f***ing look great, they’ve all got tattoos and the image and all that f***ing b******s. But really they’re just s***, they’re not saying anything.”
Gallagher recently came under criticism for saying he refuses to wear a face mask.
The “Live Forever” singer said: “I don’t give a f***. I choose not to wear one and if I get the virus it’s on me, it’s not on anyone else. If every other c***’s wearing a mask I’m not gonna catch it off them, and If I’ve got it then they’re not gonna catch it off me. I think it’s a p***take.”
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2020.09.24 17:53 DanielAlman I think the COVID-19 lockdown is killing more people than it is saving. Here are my many reasons for thinking such a thing.

I think the COVID-19 lockdown is killing more people than it is saving. Here are my many reasons for thinking such a thing.
By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)
September 24, 2020
I think the COVIOD-19 lockdown is killing more people than it is saving.
I’m going to start out by posting the CDC’s estimated survival rates, by age, for people who contract COVID-19:
Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20200923185857/https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/planning-scenarios.html
0 to 19: 99.997%
20 to 49: 99.98%
50 to 69: 99.5%
70+: 94.6%
For most age groups, the survival rate is quite high. In my opinion, this does not justify a lockdown of the general population.
Now let’s take a look at my many reasons for thinking that the lockdown is killing more people than it is saving:
The National Cancer Institute estimates that there could be 10,000 additional breast and colorectal deaths over the next decade as a result of missed screenings and delayed diagnoses
Source: https://www.wjhg.com/2020/09/08/cancer-screenings-down-nationwide-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
Cancer surgeries and organ transplants are being put off for coronavirus
Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/08/op-ed-cancer-surgeries-and-organ-transplants-are-being-put-off-for-coronavirus.html
Higher rates of unemployment correlate very strongly with higher rates of suicide and drug overdoses
Source: https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/30/how-shutting-down-the-economy-much-longer-could-kill-tens-of-thousands-of-americans/
A report by the United Nations cites the predicted harm that will happen to tens of millions of children in low income countries as a result of the COVID-19 global wide shutdown.
Examples of this harm to children include increases in malnutrition, loss of education, increased rates of teen pregnancy, reduced access to health care, reduced rates of vaccination, increased rates of infectious disease, increased rates of water borne illness, and increased rates of death:
Source: https://unsdg.un.org/sites/default/files/2020-04/160420_Covid_Children_Policy_Brief.pdf
Anxiety from reactions to Covid-19 will destroy at least seven times more years of life than can be saved by lockdowns
Source: https://www.justfacts.com/news_covid-19_anxiety_lockdowns_life_destroyed_saved
Childhood vaccine rates for preventable diseases like measles and whooping cough have fallen during the COVID-19 pandemic, raising the possibility of an additional health crisis.
In New York City… the number of vaccine doses administered from March 23 to May 9 fell 63 percent compared with the same period last year.
In children older than 2 years, it fell 91 percent…
… Doctors offices have been closed…
… The numbers in New York match a national trend…
… from mid-March to mid-April, doctors in the federally funded Vaccines for Children program for the uninsured ordered about 2.5 million fewer doses of all routine non-influenza vaccines and 250,000 fewer doses of measles-containing vaccines compared to the same period in 2019…
Source: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/498797-childhood-vaccine-rates-plummet-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-risking-new
Polio and measles could surge after disruption of vaccine programs. A new study of 129 countries found that the interruption of inoculation efforts could put 80 million babies at risk of getting deadly, preventable diseases.
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/health/coronavirus-polio-measles-immunizations.html
Why most Covid-19 deaths won’t be from the virus
Source: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200528-why-most-covid-19-deaths-wont-be-from-the-virus
The global lockdown was put into place based on the bogus, false, and extremely inaccurate Imperial College model.
Sweden did not have a lockdown.
Experts, who cited the Imperial College model, predicted that Sweden would have 40,000 COVID-19 deaths by May 1.
The actual number was 2,769.
The same bogus Imperial College model was used to implement the lockdowns for the rest of the world.
Sources: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/05/sweden-suppressed-infection-rates-without-lockdown/
Nobel Prize-winning scientist: “the damage done by lockdown will exceed any saving of lives by a huge factor”
Source: https://www.theblaze.com/news/nobel-prize-winning-scientist-shares-covid-19-data-showing-strict-lockdowns-were-an-overreaction
This is a scientific paper called “Full lockdown policies in Western Europe countries have no evident impacts on the COVID-19 epidemic.”
Source: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.24.20078717v1.full.pdf
Do lockdowns save many lives? In most places, the data say no.
Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/do-lockdowns-save-many-lives-is-most-places-the-data-say-no-11587930911?mod=opinion_lead_pos5
U.S. medical testing, cancer screenings plunge during coronavirus outbreak – data firm analysis
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-screenings-exc/exclusive-u-s-medical-testing-cancer-screenings-plunge-during-coronavirus-outbreak-data-firm-analysis-idUSKCN22A0DY
Some medical experts fear more people are dying from untreated emergencies than from the coronavirus
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/25/health/coronavirus-heart-stroke.html
How the COVID-19 lockdown will take its own toll on health
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-cost-special-special-report-how-the-covid-19-lockdown-will-take-its-own-toll-on-health-idUSKBN21L20C
A study of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in New York showed that 66% of them were people who stayed home
Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/05/06/majority-of-new-coronavirus-cases-in-new-york-are-from-people-staying-at-home-not-traveling-or-working
End all restrictions, they were unnecessary, Hebrew University researchers say
Source: https://www.timesofisrael.com/end-all-restrictions-they-were-unnecessary-hebrew-university-researchers-say/
A scientific paper states:
Background: The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has forced governments to implement strict social mitigation strategies to reduce the morbidity and mortality from acute infections. These strategies however carry a significant risk for mental health which can lead to increased short-term and long-term mortality and is currently not included in modelling the impact of the pandemic. Methods: We used years of life lost (YLL) as the main outcome measure as applied to Switzerland as an exemplar. We focused on suicide, depression, alcohol use disorder, childhood trauma due to domestic violence, changes in marital status and social isolation as these are known to increase YLL in the context of imposed restriction in social contact and freedom of movement. We stipulated a minimum duration of mitigation of 3 months based on current public health plans. Results: The study projects that the average person would suffer 0.205 YLL due to psychosocial consequence of COVID-19 mitigation measures. However, this loss would be entirely borne by 2.1% of the population, who will suffer an average 9.79 YLL. Conclusions: The results presented here are likely to underestimate the true impact of the mitigation strategies on YLL. However, they highlight the need for public health models to expand their scope in order to provide better estimates of the risks and benefits of mitigation.
Source: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.17.20069716v3
In the U.S., the lockdown caused 1.4 million health care workers to be laid off:
Source: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/496816-health-care-industry-decimated-by-coronavirus-loses-14-million-jobs
Take the Shutdown Skeptics Seriously
Americans should carefully consider the potential costs of prolonged shutdowns lest they cause more deaths or harm to the vulnerable than they spare…
… minimizing the number of COVID-19 deaths today or a month from now or six months from now may or may not minimize the human costs of the pandemic when the full spectrum of human consequences is considered…
… the warnings of thoughtful shutdown skeptics warrant careful study…
Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/take-shutdown-skeptics-seriously/611419/
Cyril H. Wecht, one of the country’s most well regarded doctors, made this excellent argument against the lockdown
Source: https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2020/05/14/Cyril-H-Wecht-Time-to-end-the-COVID-19-hysteria/stories/202005140031
Stanford University doctor: ‘You are mistaken’ if you think coronavirus lockdowns provide safety”
Source: https://www.theblaze.com/news/stanford-university-doctor-mistaken-coronavirus-lockdowns
Relapses are through the roof, overdoses are through the roof: How the pandemic is upping substance abuse
… They can’t go to a 12-step based meeting…
… People are self-medicating due to the quarantine. And they’re drinking more, and abusing more, and relapses are through the roof right now.
Source: https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/19/relapses-are-through-the-roof-overdoses-are-through-the-roof-how-the-pandemic-is-upping-substance-abuse/
Neil Ferguson’s Imperial model “could go down in history as the most devastating software mistake of all time, in terms of economic costs and lives lost”
Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/05/16/neil-fergusons-imperial-model-could-devastating-software-mistake/
Rise in female genital mutilation in Somalia linked to coronavirus shutdown
Somali girls out of school and stuck at home have been subject to a “massive rise” in female genital mutilation…
“It’s a lifetime torture for girls. The pain continues … until the girl goes to the grave. It impacts her education, ambition … everything.”
… the UNFPA has warned that globally 2 million more girls could be cut over the next decade because of how the global pandemic has disrupted efforts to end the practice.
Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20200519232914/https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/19/coronavirus-update-us/
More than 500 doctors signed this letter, which is says, “In medical terms, the shutdown was a mass casualty incident.”
Source: https://www.scribd.com/document/462319362/A-Doctor-a-Day-Letter-Signed#fullscreen&from_embed
Dr. Mike deBoisblanc, head of the trauma department at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, said, “… we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks…”
Source: https://abc7news.com/suicide-covid-19-coronavirus-rates-during-pandemic-death-by/6201962/
Rampant unemployment, isolation and an uncertain future – could lead to 75,000 deaths from drug or alcohol abuse and suicide
Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-deaths-suicides-drugs-alcohol-pandemic-75000/
In the U.S., the first nine weeks of the lockdown caused 38 million people to lose their jobs
Source: https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/21/another-2-4-million-americans-filed-for-unemployment-last-week-38-million-since-march/
The fatality rate of COVID-19 “would probably be 0.13 percent for people outside nursing homes”
Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/tell-me-what-to-do-please-even-experts-struggle-with-coronavirus-unknowns/2020/05/25/e11f9870-9d08-11ea-ad09-8da7ec214672_story.html
A scientific study said, “Home outbreaks were the dominant category (254 of 318 outbreaks; 79.9%)”
Source: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.04.20053058v1.full.pdf
New England Journal of Medicine: “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection”
Source: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006372
Knut Wittkowski, former head of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design at The Rockefeller University’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science, said the lockdown “most likely made the situation worse”
Source: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/05/15/we-could-open-up-again-and-forget-the-whole-thing/
Denmark, Finland say they saw no increase in coronavirus after schools re-opened
Source: https://justthenews.com/world/europe/denmark-finland-say-they-saw-no-increase-coronavirus-after-schools-re-opened
Kanchan Soni, who lived in India, died because the lockdown prevented her from getting dialysis
Source: https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/2020/ap16/dialysis-patient-denied-treatment-dies-2130804.html
Chewing gum, wire-cutters, and superglue: the alarming rise of DIY Dentistry under coronavirus
Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/chewing-gum-wire-cutters-superglue-alarming-rise-diy-dentistry/
A scientific paper on the lockdown states, “In high burden settings, HIV, TB and malaria related deaths over 5 years may be increased by up to 10%, 20% and 36%, respectively”
Source: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/mrc-gida/2020-05-01-COVID19-Report-19.pdf
Polio and measles could surge after disruption of vaccine programs. A new study of 129 countries found that the interruption of inoculation efforts could put 80 million babies at risk of getting deadly, preventable diseases.
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/health/coronavirus-polio-measles-immunizations.html
World Health Organization: “If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with COVID-19”
Source: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/cdc-offer-conflicting-advice-masks-expert-tells-us/story?id=70958380
Reopening schools in Denmark did not worsen outbreak, data shows
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-denmark-reopening-idUSKBN2341N7
One month later: top Israeli mathematician predicted COVID-19 peaks after 40 days with or without economic lockdowns – and he was right!
Source: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/one-month-later-top-israeli-mathematician-predicted-covid-19-peaks-40-days-without-economic-lockdowns-right/
Dr. Kelly Fradin: “I’m a pediatrician and I think we should reopen schools, even with the risk of coronavirus outbreaks”
Source: https://www.insider.com/pediatrician-reopen-schools-even-if-it-leads-coronavirus-outbreaks-2020-6
This video shows Dr. Anthony Fauci removing his mask when he thought he was no longer being filmed
Slowing the coronavirus is speeding the spread of other diseases. Many mass immunization efforts worldwide were halted this spring to prevent spread of the virus at crowded inoculation sites. The consequences have been alarming… cargo flights with vaccine supplies were halted… Now, diphtheria is appearing in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Cholera is in South Sudan, Cameroon, Mozambique, Yemen and Bangladesh. A mutated strain of poliovirus has been reported in more than 30 countries. And measles is flaring around the globe, including in Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Nigeria and Uzbekistan.
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/14/health/coronavirus-vaccines-measles.html
Norway health chief: lockdown was not needed to tame Covid
Source: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/norway-health-chief-lockdown-was-not-needed-to-tame-covid
Antibody tests point to lower death rate for the coronavirus than first thought
Mounting evidence suggests the coronavirus is more common and less deadly than it first appeared.
Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/28/863944333/antibody-tests-point-to-lower-death-rate-for-the-coronavirus-than-first-thought
Coronavirus pandemic could push 122 million to brink of starvation: Oxfam
Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/7155931/coronavirus-starvation-oxfam/
Dr. Dan Wohlgelernter said, “What we needed to do was not lock down all of society. Not shut down schools. Not shut down all businesses. You needed to protect the elderly. Particularly the elderly in the nursing homes. It’s a small segment of our population. We could have allowed the rest of the population to continue with their lives, take adequate precautions but not be completely shut down. The cost of the shut down in terms of the physical, emotional, and psychological health of people is enormous. We’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg of people who have been shut-in. Who’ve lost their businesses. Who are facing depression. Who are facing issues of mental health because of the consequences. This should never happen again. If we ever face this situation again we need to learn the lessons from the mistakes and policies that were implemented.”
Source: https://theohiostar.com/2020/07/01/doctors-break-down-covid-response-and-the-demonization-of-hcq-doctors-tell-all/
People are more likely to contract COVID-19 at home, study finds
Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/people-more-likely-contract-covid-122611396.html
No known case of teacher catching coronavirus from pupils, says scientist. There has been no recorded case of a teacher catching the coronavirus from a pupil anywhere in the world, according to one of the government’s leading scientific advisers. Mark Woolhouse, a leading epidemiologist and member of the government’s Sage committee, told The Times that it may have been a mistake to close schools in March given the limited role children play in spreading the virus.
Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-known-case-of-teacher-catching-coronavirus-from-pupils-says-scientist-3zk5g2x6z
Coronavirus lockdown ‘made no difference to number of deaths’, study claims
Source: https://www.the-sun.com/news/1190721/coronavirus-lockdown-no-difference/
Stop stealing our children’s youth in the name of their grandparents. Every person I know in his 70s says kids should go back to school. Behind ensuring Americans have food, ensuring our children are well educated is a very close second in societal priorities.
Source: https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/17/stop-stealing-our-childrens-youth-in-the-name-of-their-grandparents/
Citing educational risks, scientific panel urges that schools reopen
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/health/coronavirus-schools-reopening.html
Stanford doctor Scott Atlas says the science shows kids should go back to school
Source: https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/15/stanford-doctor-scott-atlas-says-the-science-shows-kids-should-go-back-to-school/
German study finds no evidence coronavirus spreads in schools
Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/13/german-study-finds-no-evidence-coronavirus-spreads-schools/
As of September 2020, Sweden, which never had a lockdown, or a mask mandate, had a lower total, cumulative per capita COVID-19 death rate than the U.S.
Sources: https://web.archive.org/web/20200907000001/https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Now this last one is just speculation, as I do not have proof. But I do think it is worth mentioning.
At least since March 2020, and perhaps even earlier, Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, from New York, has been claiming to have successfully treated COVID-19 patients with a triple combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin.
Dr. Zelenko’s alleged treatment is different than other treatments (which have been debunked) because of these two things:
First, Dr. Zelenko’s alleged treatment involves a triple combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin.
And secondly, Dr. Zelenko’s alleged treatment must be given before the patient has become so sick that they need hospitalization.
Other treatments with hydroxychloroquine have been debunked. But those other treatments do not meet the two above criteria.
I don’t know if Dr. Zelenko’s alleged treatment actually works or not. But I have not seen it debunked.
On July 3, 2020, preprints.org reported the following on Dr. Zelenko’s alleged treatment:
COVID-19 Outpatients – Early Risk-Stratified Treatment with Zinc Plus Low Dose Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin: A Retrospective Case Series Study
Of 335 positively PCR-tested COVID-19 patients, 127 were treated with the triple therapy. 104 of 127 met the defined risk stratification criteria and were included in the analysis. In addition, 37 treated and eligible patients who were confirmed by IgG tests were included in the treatment group (total N=141). 208 of the 335 patients did not meet the risk stratification criteria and were not treated. After 4 days (median, IQR 3-6, available for N=66/141) of onset of symptoms, 141 patients (median age 58 years, IQR 40-60; 73% male) got a prescription for the triple therapy for 5 days. Independent public reference data from 377 confirmed COVID-19 patients of the same community were used as untreated control. 4 of 141 treated patients (2.8%) were hospitalized, which was significantly less (p<0.001) compared with 58 of 377 untreated patients (15.4%) (odds ratio 0.16, 95% CI 0.06-0.5). Therefore, the odds of hospitalization of treated patients were 84% less than in the untreated group. One patient (0.7%) died in the treatment group versus 13 patients (3.5%) in the untreated group (odds ratio 0.2, 95% CI 0.03-1.5; p=0.16). There were no cardiac side effects. Conclusions: Risk stratification-based treatment of COVID-19 outpatients as early as possible after symptom onset with the used triple therapy, including the combination of zinc with low dose hydroxychloroquine, was associated with significantly less hospitalizations and 5 times less all-cause deaths.
Source: https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202007.0025/v1
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2020.09.21 02:47 Leather_Term Meet Brock Pierce, the Presidential Candidate With Ties to Pedophiles Who Wants to End Human Trafficking

thedailybeast.com Sep. 20, 2020.
The “Mighty Ducks” actor is running for president. He clears the air (sort of) to Tarpley Hitt about his ties to Jeffrey Epstein and more.
In the trailer for First Kid, the forgettable 1996 comedy about a Secret Service agent assigned to protect the president’s son, the title character, played by a teenage Brock Pierce, describes himself as “definitely the most powerful kid in the universe.” Now, the former child star is running to be the most powerful man in the world, as an Independent candidate for President of the United States.
Before First Kid, the Minnesota-born actor secured roles in a series of PG-rated comedies, playing a young Emilio Estevez in The Mighty Ducks, before graduating to smaller parts in movies like Problem Child 3: Junior in Love. When his screen time shrunk, Pierce retired from acting for a real executive role: co-founding the video production start-up Digital Entertainment Network (DEN) alongside businessman Marc Collins-Rector. At age 17, Pierce served as its vice president, taking in a base salary of $250,000.
DEN became “the poster child for dot-com excesses,” raising more than $60 million in seed investments and plotting a $75 million IPO. But it turned into a shorthand for something else when, in October of 1999, the three co-founders suddenly resigned. That month, a New Jersey man filed a lawsuit alleging Collins-Rector had molested him for three years beginning when he was 13 years old. The following summer, three teens filed a sexual-abuse lawsuit against Pierce, Collins-Rector, and their third co-founder, Chad Shackley. The plaintiffs later dropped their case against Pierce (he made a payment of $21,600 to one of their lawyers) and Shackley. But after a federal grand jury indicted Collins-Rector on criminal charges in 2000, the DEN founders left the country. When Interpol arrested them in 2002, they said they had confiscated “guns, machetes, and child pornography” from the trio’s beach villa in Spain.
While abroad, Pierce had pivoted to a new venture: Internet Gaming Entertainment, which sold virtual accessories in multiplayer online role-playing games to those desperate to pay, as one Wired reporter put it, “as much as $1,800 for an eight-piece suit of Skyshatter chain mail” rather than earn it in the games themselves. In 2005, a 25-year-old Pierce hired then-Goldman Sachs banker Steve Bannon—just before he would co-found Breitbart News. Two years later, after a World of Warcraft player sued the company for “diminishing” the fun of the game, Steve Bannon replaced Pierce as CEO.
Collins-Rector eventually pleaded guilty to eight charges of child enticement and registered as a sex offender. In the years that followed, Pierce waded into the gonzo economy of cryptocurrencies, where he overlapped more than once with Jeffrey Epstein, and counseled him on crypto. In that world, he founded Tether, a cryptocurrency that bills itself as a “stablecoin,” because its value is allegedly tied to the U.S. dollar, and the blockchain software company Block.one. Like his earlier businesses, Pierce’s crypto projects see-sawed between massive investments and curious deals. When Block.one announced a smart contract software called EOS.IO, the company raised $4 billion almost overnight, setting an all-time record before the product even launched. The Securities and Exchange Commission later fined the company $24 million for violating federal securities law. After John Oliver mocked the ordeal, calling Pierce a “sleepy, creepy cowboy,” Block.one fired him. Tether, meanwhile, is currently under investigation by the New York Attorney General for possible fraud.
On July 4, Pierce announced his candidacy for president. His campaign surrogates include a former Cambridge Analytica director and the singer Akon, who recently doubled down on developing an anonymously funded, $6 billion “Wakanda-like” metropolis in Senegal called Akon City. Pierce claims to be bipartisan, and from the 11 paragraphs on the “Policy” section of his website it can be hard to determine where he falls on the political spectrum. He supports legalizing marijuana and abolishing private prisons, but avoids the phrase “climate change.” He wants to end “human trafficking.” His proposal to end police brutality: body cams.
His political contributions tell a more one-sided story. Pierce’s sole Democratic contribution went to the short-lived congressional run of crypto candidate Brian Forde. The rest went to Republican campaigns like Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, John McCain, and the National Right to Life Political Action Committee. Last year alone, Pierce gave over $44,000 to the Republican National Committee and more than $55,000 to Trump’s re-election fund.
Pierce spoke to The Daily Beast from his tour bus and again over email. Those conversations have been combined and edited for clarity.
You’re announcing your presidential candidacy somewhat late, and historically, third-party candidates haven’t had the best luck with the executive office. If you don’t have a strong path to the White House, what do you want out of the race?
I announced on July 4, which I think is quite an auspicious date for an Independent candidate, hoping to bring independence to this country. There’s a lot of things that I can do. One is: I’m 39 years old. I turn 40 in November. So I’ve got time on my side. Whatever happens in this election cycle, I’m laying the groundwork for the future. The overall mission is to create a third major party—not another third party—a third major party in this country. I think that is what America needs most. George Washington in his closing address warned us about the threat of political parties. John Adams and the other founding fathers—their fear for our future was two political parties becoming dominant. And look at where we are. We were warned.
I believe, having studied systems, any time you have a system of two, what happens is those two things come together, like magnets. They come into collision, or they become polarized and become completely divided. I think we need to rise above partisan politics and find a path forward together. As Albert Einstein is quoted—I’m not sure the line came from him, but he’s quoted in many places—he said that the definition of insanity is making the same mistake or doing the same thing over and over and over again, expecting a different result. [Ed. note: Einstein never said this.] It feels like that’s what our election cycle is like. Half the country feels like they won, half the country feels like they lost, at least if they voted or participated.
Obviously, there’s another late-comer to the presidential race, and that’s Kanye West. He’s received a lot of flak for his candidacy, as he’s openly admitted to trying to siphon votes away from Joe Biden to ensure a Trump victory. Is that something you’re hoping to avoid or is that what you’re going for as well?
Oh no. This is a very serious campaign. Our campaign is very serious. You’ll notice I don’t say anything negative about either of the two major political candidates, because I think that’s one of the problems with our political system, instead of people getting on stage, talking about their visionary ideas, inspiring people, informing and educating, talking about problems, mentioning problems, talking about solutions, constructive criticism. That’s why I refuse to run a negative campaign. I am definitely not a spoiler. I’m into data, right? I’m a technologist. I’ve got digital DNA. So does most of our campaign team. We’ve got our finger on the pulse.
Most of my major Democratic contacts are really happy to see that we’re running in a red state like Wyoming. Kanye West’s home state is Wyoming. He’s not on the ballot in Wyoming I could say, in part, because he didn’t have Akon on his team. But I could also say that he probably didn’t want to be on the ballot in Wyoming because it’s a red state. He doesn’t want to take additional points in a state where he’s only running against Trump. But we’re on the ballot in Wyoming, and since we’re on the ballot in Wyoming I think it’s safe—more than safe, I think it’s evident—that we are not here to run as a spoiler for the benefit of Donald Trump.
In running for president, you’ve opened yourself up to be scrutinized from every angle going back to the beginning of your career. I wanted to ask you about your time at the Digital Entertainment Network. Can you tell me a little bit about how you started there? You became a vice president as a teenager. What were your qualifications and what was your job exactly?
Well, I was the co-founder. A lot of it was my idea. I had an idea that people would use the internet to watch videos, and we create content for the internet. The idea was basically YouTube and Hulu and Netflix. Anyone that was around in the ‘90s and has been around digital media since then, they all credit us as the creators of basically those ideas. I was just getting a message from the creator of The Vandals, the punk rock band, right before you called. He’s like, “Brock, looks like we’re going to get the Guinness Book of World Records for having created the first streaming television show.”
We did a lot of that stuff. We had 30 television shows. We had the top most prestigious institutions in the world as investors. The biggest names. High-net-worth investors like Terry Semel, who’s chairman and CEO of Warner Brothers, and became the CEO of Yahoo. I did all sorts of things. I helped sell $150,000 worth of advertising contracts to the CEOs of Pepsi and everything else. I was the face of the company, meeting all the major banks and everything else, selling the vision of what the future was.
You moved in with Marc Collins-Rector and Chad Shackley at a mansion in Encino. Was that the headquarters of the business?
All start-ups, they normally start out in your home. Because it’s just you. The company was first started out of Marc’s house, and it was probably there for the first two or three months, before the company got an office. That’s, like, how it is for all start-ups.
were later a co-defendant in the L.A. County case filed against Marc Collins-Rector for plying minors with alcohol and drugs, in order to facilitate sexual abuse. You were dropped from the case, but you settled with one of the men for $21,600. Can you explain that?
Okay, well, first of all, that’s not accurate. Two of the plaintiffs in that case asked me if I would be a plaintiff. Because I refused to be a part of the lawsuit, they chose to include me to discredit me, to make their case stronger. They also went and offered 50 percent of what they got to the house management—they went around and offered money to anyone to participate in this. They needed people to corroborate their story. Eventually, because I refused to participate in the lawsuit, they named me. Subsequently, all three of the plaintiffs apologized to me, in front of audiences, in front of many people, saying Brock never did anything. They dismissed their cases.
Remember, this is a civil thing. I’ve never been charged with a crime in my life. And the last plaintiff to have his case dismissed, he contacted his lawyer and said, “Dismiss this case against Brock. Brock never did anything. I just apologized. Dismiss his case.” And the lawyer said, “No. I won’t dismiss this case, I have all these out-of-pocket expenses, I refuse to file the paperwork unless you give me my out-of-pocket expenses.” And so the lawyer, I guess, had $21,000 in bills. So I paid his lawyer $21,000—not him, it was not a settlement. That was a payment to his lawyer for his out-of-pocket expenses. Out-of-pocket expenses so that he would file the paperwork to dismiss the case.
You’ve said the cases were unfounded, and the plaintiffs eventually apologized. But your boss, Marc Collins-Rector later pleaded guilty to eight charges of child enticement and registered as a sex offender. Were you aware of his behavior? How do you square the fact that later allegations proved to be true, but these ones were not?
Well, remember: I was 16 and 17 years old at the time? So, no. I don’t think Marc is the man they made him out to be. But Marc is not a person I would associate with today, and someone I haven’t associated with in a very long time. I was 16 and 17. I chose the wrong business partner. You live and you learn.
You’ve pointed out that you were underage when most of these allegations were said to take place. Did you ever feel like you were coerced or in over your head while working at DEN?
I mean, I was working 18 hours a day, doing things I’d never done before. It was business school. But I definitely learned a lot in building that company. We raised $88 million. We filed our [form] S-1 to go public. We were the hottest start-up in Los Angeles.
In 2000, you left the country with Marc Collins-Rector. Why did you leave? How did you spend those two years abroad?
I moved to Spain in 1999 for personal reasons. I spent those two years in Europe working on developing my businesses.
Interpol found you in 2002. The house where you were staying reportedly contained guns, machetes, and child pornography. Whose guns and child porn were those? Were you aware they were in the house, and how did those get there?
My lawyers have addressed this in 32 pages of documentation showing a complete absence of wrongdoing. Please refer to my webpage for more information.
[Ed. Note: The webpage does not mention guns, machetes, or child pornography. It does state:“It is true that when the local police arrested Collins-Rector in Spain in 2002 on an international warrant, Mr. Pierce was also taken into custody, but so was everyone at Collins-Rector’s house in Spain; and it is equally clear that Brock was promptly released, and no charges of any kind were ever filed against Brock concerning this matter.”]
What do you make of the allegations against Bryan Singer? [Ed. Note: Bryan Singer, a close friend of Collins-Rector, invested at least $50,000 in DEN. In an Atlantic article outlining Singer’s history of alleged sexual assault and statutory rape, one source claimed that at age 15, Collins-Rector abused him and introduced him to Singer, who then assaulted him in the DEN headquarters.]
I am aware of them and I support of all victims of sexual assault. I will let America’s justice system decide on Singer’s outcome.
In 2011, you spoke at the Mindshift conference supported by Jeffrey Epstein. At that point, he had already been convicted of soliciting prostitution from a minor. Why did you agree to speak?
I had never heard of Jeffrey Epstein. His name was not on the website. I was asked to speak at a conference alongside Nobel Prize winners. It was not a cryptocurrency conference, it was filled with Nobel Prize winners. I was asked to speak alongside Nobel Prize winners on the future of money. I speak at conferences historically, two to three times a week. I was like, “Nobel Prize winners? Sounds great. I’ll happily talk about the future of money with them.” I had no idea who Jeffrey Epstein was. His name was not listed anywhere on the website. Had I known what I know now? I clearly would have never spoken there. But I spoke at a conference that he cosponsored.
What’s your connection to the Clinton Global Initiative? Did you hear about it through Jeffrey Epstein?
I joined the Clinton Global Initiative as a philanthropist in 2006 and was a member for one year. My involvement with the Initiative had no connection to Jeffrey Epstein whatsoever.
You’ve launched your campaign in Minnesota, where George Floyd was killed by a police officer. How do you feel about the civil uprising against police brutality?
I’m from Minnesota. Born and raised. We just had a press conference there, announcing that we’re on the ballot. Former U.S. Senator Dean Barkley was there. So that tells you, when former U.S. Senators are endorsing the candidate, right?
[Ed. note: Barkley was never elected to the United States Senate. In November of 2002, he was appointed by then Minnesota Governor Jesse Venture to fill the seat after Sen. Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash. Barkley’s term ended on Jan. 3, 2003—two months later.]
Yes, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis. My vice-presidential running mate Karla Ballard and I, on our last trip to Minnesota together, went to visit the George Floyd Memorial. I believe in law and order. I believe that law and order is foundational to any functioning society. But there is no doubt in my mind that we need reform. These types of events—this is not an isolated incident. This has happened many times before. It’s time for change. We have a lot of detail around policy on this issue that we will be publishing next week. Not just high-level what we think, not just a summary, but detailed policy.
You said that you support “law and order.” What does that mean?
“Law and order” means creating a fair and just legal system where our number one priority is protecting the inalienable rights of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” for all people. This means reforming how our police intervene in emergency situations, abolishing private prisons that incentivize mass incarceration, and creating new educational and economic opportunities for our most vulnerable communities. I am dedicated to preventing crime by eliminating the socioeconomic conditions that encourage it.
I support accountability and transparency in government and law enforcement. Some of the key policies I support are requiring body-cams on all law enforcement officers who engage with the public, curtailing the 1033 program that provides local law enforcement agencies with access to military equipment, and abolishing private prisons. Rather than simply defund the police, my administration will take a holistic approach to heal and unite America by ending mass incarceration, police brutality, and racial injustice.
Did you attend any Black Lives Matter protests?
I support all movements aimed at ending racial injustice and inequality. I​ have not attended any Black Lives Matter protests.​ My running-mate, Karla Ballard, attended the March on Washington in support of racial justice and equality.
Your platform doesn’t mention the words “climate change.” Is there a reason for that?
I’m not sure what you mean. Our policy platform specifically references human-caused climate change and we have a plan to restabilize the climate, address environmental degradation, and ensure environmental sustainability.
[Ed. Note: As of writing the Pierce campaign’s policy platform does not specifically reference human-caused climate change.]
You’ve recently brought on Akon as a campaign surrogate. How did that happen? Tell me about that.
Akon and I have been friends for quite some time. I was one of the guys that taught him about Bitcoin. I helped make some videogames for him, I think in 2012. We were talking about Bitcoin, teaching him the ropes, back in 2013. And in 2014, we were both speaking at the Milken Global Conference, and I encouraged him to talk about how Bitcoin, Africa, changed the world. He became the biggest celebrity in the world, talking about Bitcoin at the time. I’m an adviser to his Akoin project, very interested in the work that he’s doing to build a city in Africa.
I think we need a government that’s of, for, and by the people. Akon has huge political aspirations. He obviously was a hugely successful artist. But he also discovered artists like Lady Gaga. So not only is he, himself, a great artist, but he’s also a great identifier and builder of other artists. And he’s been a great businessman, philanthropist. He’s pushing the limits of what can be done. We’re like-minded individuals in that regard. I think he’ll be running for political office one day, because he sees what I see: that we need real change, and we need a government that is of, for, and by the people.
You mentioned that you’re an adviser on Akoin. Do you have any financial investments in Akoin or Akon City?
I don’t believe so. I’d have to check. I have so much stuff. But I don’t believe that I have any economic interests in his stuff. I’d have to verify that. We’ll get back to you. I don’t believe that I have any economic interests. My interest is in helping him. He’s a visionary with big ideas that wants to help things in the world. If I can be of assistance in helping him make the world a better place, I’m all for it. I’m not motivated by money. I’m not running for office because I’m motivated by power. I’m running for office because I’m deeply, deeply concerned about our collective future.
You’ve said you’re running on a pro-technology platform. One week into your campaign last month, a New York appeals court approved the state Attorney General’s attempt to investigate the stablecoin Tether for potentially fraudulent activity. Do you think this will impact your ability to sell people on your tech entrepreneurship?
No, I think my role in Tether is as awesome as it gets. It was my idea. I put it together. But I’ve had no involvement in the company since 2015. I gave all of my equity to the other shareholders. I’ve had zero involvement in the company for almost six years. It was just my idea. I put the initial team together. But I think Tether is one of the most important innovations in the world, certainly. The idea is, I digitized the U.S. dollar. I used technology to digitize currency—existing currency. The U.S. dollar in particular. It’s doing $10 trillion a year. Ten trillion dollars a year of transactional volume. It’s probably the most important innovation in currency since the advent of fiat money. The people that took on the business and ran the business in years to come, they’ve done things I’m not proud of. I’m not sure they’ve done anything criminal. But they certainly did things differently than I would do. But it’s like, you have kids, they turn 18, they go out into the world, and sometimes you’re proud of the things they do, and sometimes you shake your head and go, “Ugh, why did you do that?” I have zero concerns as it relates to me personally. I wish they made better decisions.
What do you think the investigation will find?
I have no idea. The problem that was raised is that there was a $5 million loan between two entities and whether or not they had the right to do that, did they disclose it correctly. There’s been no accusations of, like, embezzlement or anything that bad.
[Ed. Note: The Attorney General’s press release on the investigation reads: “Our investigation has determined that the operators of the ‘Bitfinex’ trading platform, who also control the ‘tether’ virtual currency, have engaged in a cover-up to hide the apparent loss of $850 million dollars of co-mingled client and corporate funds.”]
But there’s been some disclosure things, that is the issue. No one is making any outrageous claims that these are people that have done a bunch of bad—well, on the internet, the media has said that the people behind the business may have been manipulating the price of Bitcoin, but I don’t think that has anything to do with the New York investigation. Again, I’m so not involved, and so not at risk, that I’m not even up to speed on the details.
[Ed note: A representative of the New York State Attorney General told Forbes that he “cannot confirm or deny that the investigation” includes Pierce.]
We’ve recently witnessed the rise of QAnon, the conspiracy theory that Hollywood is an evil cabal of Satanic pedophiles and Trump is the person waging war on them. You mentioned human trafficking, which has become a cause for them. What are your thoughts on that?
I’ve watched some of the content. I think it’s an interesting phenomenon. I’m an internet person, so Anonymous is obviously an organization that has been doing interesting stuff. It’s interesting. I don’t have a big—conspiracy theory stuff is—I guess I have a question for you: What do you think of all of it, since you’re the expert?
You know, I think it’s not true, but I’m not running for president. I do wonder what this politician [Georgia congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene], who’s just won her primary, is going to do on day one, once she finds out there’s no satanic cabal room.
Wait, someone was running for office and won on a QAnon platform, saying that Hollywood did—say what? You’re the expert here.
She won a primary. But I want to push on if we only have a few minutes. In 2006, your gaming company IGE brought on Steve Bannon as an investor. Goldman later bought out most of your stock. Bannon eventually replaced you as CEO of Affinity. You’ve described him as your “right-hand man for, like, seven years.” How well did you know Bannon during that time?
Yes, so this is in my mid-twenties. He wasn’t an investor. He worked for me. He was my banker. He worked for me for three years as my yield guide. And then he was my CEO running the company for another four years. So I haven’t worked with Steve for a decade or so. We worked in videogame stuff and banking. He was at Goldman Sachs. He was not in the political area at the time. But he was a pretty successful banker. He set up Goldman Sachs Los Angeles. So for me, I’d say he did a pretty good job.
During your business relationship, Steve Bannon founded Breitbart News, which has pretty consistently published racist material. How do you feel about Breitbart?
I had no involvement with Breitbart News. As for how I feel about such material, I’m not pleased by any form of hate-mongering. I strongly support the equality of all Americans.
Did you have qualms about Bannon’s role in the 2016 election?
Bannon’s role in the Trump campaign got me to pay closer attention to what he was doing but that’s about it. Whenever you find out that one of your former employees has taken on a role like that, you pay attention.
Bannon served on the board of Cambridge Analytica. A staffer on your campaign, Brittany Kaiser, also served as a business director for them. What are your thoughts on their use of illicitly-obtained Facebook data for campaign promotional material?
Yes, so this will be the last question I can answer because I’ve got to be off for this 5:00 pm. But Brittany Kaiser is a friend of mine. She was the whistleblower of Cambridge Analytica. She came to me and said, “What do I do?” And I said, “Tell the truth. The truth will set you free.”
[Ed. Note: Investigations in Cambridge Analytica took place as early as Nov. 2017, when a U.K. reporter at Channel 4 News recorded their CEO boasting about using “beautiful Ukranian girls” and offers of bribes to discredit political officials. The first whistleblower was Christopher Wylie, who disclosed a cache of documents to The Guardian, published on Mar. 17, 2018. Kaiser’s confession ran five days later, after the scandal made national news. Her association with Cambridge Analytica is not mentioned anywhere on Pierce’s campaign website.]
So I’m glad that people—I’m a supporter of whistleblowers, people that see injustice in the world and something not right happening, and who put themselves in harm’s way to stand up for what they believe in. So I stand up for Brittany Kaiser.
Who do you think [anonymous inventor of Bitcoin] Satoshi Nakamoto is?
We all are Satoshi Nakamoto.
You got married at Burning Man. Have you been attending virtual Burning Man?
I’m running a presidential campaign. So, while I was there in spirit, unfortunately my schedule did not permit me to attend.
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2020.09.20 14:45 FlowRiderBob This Is What Republicans Previously Said About Appointing SCOTUS Justices During An Election Year

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): “The Senate should not confirm a new Supreme Court justice until we have a new president.”
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC): “In this election year, the American people will have an opportunity to have their say in the future direction of our country. For this reason, I believe the vacancy left open by Justice Antonin Scalia should not be filled until there is a new president.”
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX): “I believe the American people deserve to have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice, and the best way to ensure that happens is to have the Senate consider a nomination made by the next President.
Confirming a new Supreme Court Justice during a presidential election year for a vacancy arising that same year is not common in our nation’s history; the last time it happened was in 1932. And it has been almost 130 years since a presidential election year nominee was confirmed for a vacancy arising the same year under divided government as we have today."
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “It has been 80 years since a Supreme Court vacancy was nominated and confirmed in an election year. There is a long tradition that you don’t do this in an election year.”
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA): “We will see what the people say this fall and our next president, regardless of party, will be making that nomination.”
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO): “I think we’re too close to the election. The president who is elected in November should be the one who makes this decision."
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC): “If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term, and the primary process has started, we’ll wait to the next election”
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): “A lifetime appointment that could dramatically impact individual freedoms and change the direction of the court for at least a generation is too important to get bogged down in politics. The American people shouldn’t be denied a voice.”
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND): “There is 80 years of precedent for not nominating and confirming a new justice of the Supreme Court in the final year of a president’s term so that people can have a say in this very important decision.”
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK): “It makes the current presidential election all that more important as not only are the next four years in play, but an entire generation of Americans will be impacted by the balance of the court and its rulings. Sens. Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid have all made statements that the Senate does not have to confirm presidential nominations in an election year. I will oppose this nomination as I firmly believe we must let the people decide the Supreme Court’s future.”
Sen. David Perdue (R-GA): “The very balance of our nation’s highest court is in serious jeopardy. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will do everything in my power to encourage the president and Senate leadership not to start this process until we hear from the American people.”
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): “I believe the best thing for the country is to trust the American people to weigh in on who should make a lifetime appointment that could reshape the Supreme Court for generations. This wouldn’t be unusual. It is common practice for the Senate to stop acting on lifetime appointments during the last year of a presidential term, and it’s been nearly 80 years since any president was permitted to immediately fill a vacancy that arose in a presidential election year.”
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL): “I don’t think we should be moving on a nominee in the last year of this president’s term — I would say that if it was a Republican president .”
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC): “Vice President Biden’s remarks may have been voiced in 1992, but they are entirely applicable to 2016. The campaign is already under way. It is essential to the institution of the Senate and to the very health of our republic to not launch our nation into a partisan, divisive confirmation battle during the very same time the American people are casting their ballots to elect our next president.”
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA): “The next Court appointment should be made by the newly-elected president.”
Sources: Blunt, Burr, Cornyn, Cruz, Ernst, Gardner, Graham, Grassley, Hoeven, Inhofe, Perdue, Portman, Rubio, Tillis, Toomey
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2020.09.20 14:44 FlowRiderBob This Is What Republicans Previously Said About Appointing SCOTUS Justices During An Election Year

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): “The Senate should not confirm a new Supreme Court justice until we have a new president.”
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC): “In this election year, the American people will have an opportunity to have their say in the future direction of our country. For this reason, I believe the vacancy left open by Justice Antonin Scalia should not be filled until there is a new president.”
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX): “I believe the American people deserve to have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice, and the best way to ensure that happens is to have the Senate consider a nomination made by the next President.
Confirming a new Supreme Court Justice during a presidential election year for a vacancy arising that same year is not common in our nation’s history; the last time it happened was in 1932. And it has been almost 130 years since a presidential election year nominee was confirmed for a vacancy arising the same year under divided government as we have today."
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “It has been 80 years since a Supreme Court vacancy was nominated and confirmed in an election year. There is a long tradition that you don’t do this in an election year.”
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA): “We will see what the people say this fall and our next president, regardless of party, will be making that nomination.”
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO): “I think we’re too close to the election. The president who is elected in November should be the one who makes this decision."
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC): “If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term, and the primary process has started, we’ll wait to the next election”
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): “A lifetime appointment that could dramatically impact individual freedoms and change the direction of the court for at least a generation is too important to get bogged down in politics. The American people shouldn’t be denied a voice.”
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND): “There is 80 years of precedent for not nominating and confirming a new justice of the Supreme Court in the final year of a president’s term so that people can have a say in this very important decision.”
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK): “It makes the current presidential election all that more important as not only are the next four years in play, but an entire generation of Americans will be impacted by the balance of the court and its rulings. Sens. Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid have all made statements that the Senate does not have to confirm presidential nominations in an election year. I will oppose this nomination as I firmly believe we must let the people decide the Supreme Court’s future.”
Sen. David Perdue (R-GA): “The very balance of our nation’s highest court is in serious jeopardy. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will do everything in my power to encourage the president and Senate leadership not to start this process until we hear from the American people.”
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): “I believe the best thing for the country is to trust the American people to weigh in on who should make a lifetime appointment that could reshape the Supreme Court for generations. This wouldn’t be unusual. It is common practice for the Senate to stop acting on lifetime appointments during the last year of a presidential term, and it’s been nearly 80 years since any president was permitted to immediately fill a vacancy that arose in a presidential election year.”
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL): “I don’t think we should be moving on a nominee in the last year of this president’s term — I would say that if it was a Republican president .”
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC): “Vice President Biden’s remarks may have been voiced in 1992, but they are entirely applicable to 2016. The campaign is already under way. It is essential to the institution of the Senate and to the very health of our republic to not launch our nation into a partisan, divisive confirmation battle during the very same time the American people are casting their ballots to elect our next president.”
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA): “The next Court appointment should be made by the newly-elected president.”
Sources: Blunt, Burr, Cornyn, Cruz, Ernst, Gardner, Graham, Grassley, Hoeven, Inhofe, Perdue, Portman, Rubio, Tillis, Toomey
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2020.09.20 12:16 Templarimonaco Finanziamenti e contributi a fondo perduto

Se avete dei progetti da sviluppare, noi abbiamo delle soluzioni per poter accedere ed utilizzare contributi comunitari a fondo perduto, sia per le realizzazioni, sia per le progettazioni e studi di fattibilità. Per info contattateci via email : [email protected]
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2020.09.18 20:22 merkk need some help figuring why email i send goes into people's spam folders

Hi all,
I purchased a domain name 3-4 years ago for my business. I have a single email address associated with that domain that I use to email people. I have never sent out bulk emails, spam, email adverts etc etc. My email are always one on one, or occasionally with a few people CC'ed, but it's always with people I am having an ongoing conversation with. It's never anyone i blindly email trying to drum up business or anything.
But a lot of people have been telling me that emails i send them wind up in their junk folder. And it's not confined to one email provider - i've had gmail, yahoo and office 360 people all tell me my mail went into their spam folder. I would really like to figure out why this is happening.
I use gmail to send messages. I have my own server which receives the messages and then forwards them to my gmail inbox.
I've used mxtoolbox.com to check my domain and it's not showing up as blacklisted anywhere. I have an SPF record on the domain which authorizes gmail to send the email. In an effort to try and track this down I also just added a dmarc record to the domain.
The only thing I can think of right now is:
  1. someone else is spoofing email from my domain and people are marking those spoofed messages as spam, which is causing the legit messages to get flagged as spam.
  2. something about the format of my emails is triggering them to be flagged as spam.
The only real formatting i have is my email signature, which looks like this:
FirstName Last Name
me[@mydomain.com](mailto:[email protected])
212 555 1212
Thumbtack Facebook
Anyone have any suggestions on any other steps I can do to figure out why these email providers are flagging my messages as spam and how to prevent it from happening?
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2020.09.11 14:18 betweenwordsandstars [MEGATHREAD] Mercado de transferências - Verão 2020 - PARTE II

PARTE I da megathread para consultarem: [MEGATHREAD] Mercado de transferências - Verão 2020
Este ano haverá uma maior triagem dos rumores a serem colocados na thread. Podem encontrar aqui os motivos e outras indicações.
Níveis (Tiers) de credibilidade em notícias relacionadas com o FCP:
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Potenciais Alvos (rumores fidedignos):

Data Nome P I Nac. Clube atual Fonte(s) Valor Obs
22/08 Toni Martinez PL 23 Espanha Famalicão ABOLA <€5M Adiado
Outros rumores:
Cantinho do Rui Pedro Brazzers (créd: u/bertobrb) do Mais TabacoTM:

Potenciais Saídas (rumores fidedignos):

Data Nome P I Clube(s) Valor CR Contrato % Passe Fonte(s) Obs.
18/09 Zé Luís PL 28 Fenerbahce ? 40M 2023 ? Mercado Azul a citar Ertan Süzgün -
21/09 Soares PL 29 Tianjin Teda 12M ? 2021 ? RECORD -
18/09 Alex Telles DL 27 M. United 20M? ? 2021 ? Mohamed Bouhafsi -
Outros rumores:

[OFICIAL] Entradas:

Nome P I Clube Valor Anúncio Contrato %Passe Cláusula
Evanilson PL 20 Fluminense ~€8M? Oficial 2025 ? ?
Mehdi Taremi PL 28 Rio Ave ~€6M Oficial 2024 100% €60M
Zaidu Sanusi DE 23 Santa Clara ~€4M Oficial 2025 ? €50M
Cláudio Ramos GR 28 CD Tondela c/zero Oficial 2024 100% €40M
Carraça DD 27 Boavista c/zero Oficial 2024 100% ?
Total €18M
Entradas Equipa B:
Entradas Sub-19/B:

[OFICIAL] Regressos:

Nome P I Clube Contrato Cláusula Equipa
Diogo Queirós DC 21 Mouscron 2023 €25M A
Regressos (jogadores não integrados):
Continuam emprestados (até pelo menos final de 2020):

[OFICIAL] Saídas:

Nome P I Clube Valor Fonte %P retido Obs
Aboubakar PL 28 Besiktas Custo zero OJOGO 0% Rescisão
Fábio Silva PL 18 Wolves €40M OJOGO ? €10M comissão
André Pereira PL 25 Rio Ave ? OJOGO ?
Majeed Waris EE 28 Estrasburgo €2M ABOLA 0%
Jorge Fernandes DC 23 Vitória SC €250k ABOLA 40%
Rui Costa PL 24 D. Corunha Custo zero TVI ? %
Total €42.25M
Nome P I Clube OC Valor Fonte
Vitinha MC 20 Wolves Sim (obg?) €20M OJOGO
Chidozie DC 23 Boavista p/objetivos €5M Record
Saídas Equipa B:
Legenda: GR: Guarda-Redes, DD: Defesa Direito, DC: Defesa Central, DE: Defesa Esquerdo, MD: Médio Defensivo, MC: Médio Centro, MO: Médio Ofensivo, ED: Extremo Direito, EE: Extremo Esquerdo, SA: Segundo Avançado, PL: Ponta de Lança.
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2020.09.10 20:38 WerewolfFrankenstein Lost Wages Assistance LWA

Everyone should have received a letter saying that you satisfied the first requirement to receive LWA today. This will be 6 payments of $300 each ($1800) to be paid lump sum on the 21st of September. This lump sum will be for the weeks ending Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Sept. 5.
Write to your lazy good for nothing Congressmen/women if you want this continued. Trump has done what he could on his own and the Democrats are willing to let you starve in order to make him look bad and get him voted out of office.
States are running out of unemployment benefits ordered by President Trump
If you are recieving any kind of unemployment consider yourself blessed. There are still tens of thousands waiting for their first check. The Democrat run EDS has still not recovered even half the billion+ lost to Nigerian scammers.
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2020.09.08 02:00 NBA_MOD GAME THREAD: Los Angeles Clippers (49-23) @ Denver Nuggets (46-27) - (September 07, 2020)

General Information

8:59 PM Eastern Game Preview: NBA.com AdventHealth Arena
7:59 PM Central Game Matchup: NBA.com Team Subreddits
6:59 PM Mountain Play By Play: NBA.com /laclippers
5:59 PM Pacific Box Score: NBA.com /denvernuggets
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113 - 107
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
Location: AdventHealth Arena(0), Clock:
Officials: Tony Brown, Ed Malloy and John Goble
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Los Angeles Clippers 33 24 27 29 113
Denver Nuggets 32 27 29 19 107
Los Angeles Clippers 113 41-75 54.7% 11-31 35.5% 20-26 76.9% 3 41 23 20 7 17 4
Denver Nuggets 107 44-94 46.8% 11-34 32.4% 8-10 80.0% 8 36 32 26 10 12 0
Team Biggest Lead Longest Run PTS: In Paint PTS: Off TOs PTS: Fastbreak
Los Angeles Clippers +8 10 42 9 30
Denver Nuggets +12 8 58 17 12
Team Points Rebounds Assists
Los Angeles Clippers 32 Paul George 14 Kawhi Leonard 6 Kawhi Leonard
Denver Nuggets 32 Nikola Jokic 12 Nikola Jokic 9 Jamal Murray
Kawhi LeonardSF 42:15 9-19 1-6 4-6 0 14 14 6 0 2 4 2 +10 23
Marcus Morris Sr.PF 34:49 6-8 0-2 0-0 0 4 4 3 0 0 1 1 +18 12
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Patrick BeverleyPG 20:36 3-6 1-4 0-0 1 3 4 3 1 1 1 2 -13 7
JaMychal Green 14:37 3-4 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 1 1 2 -7 7
Lou Williams 27:41 4-11 2-5 0-0 1 4 5 3 2 0 2 1 +20 10
Montrezl Harrell 21:33 2-3 0-0 7-10 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 3 -5 11
Reggie Jackson 4:59 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -5 0
Landry Shamet 11:09 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 -2 3
Terance Mann 0:21 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
Rodney McGruder 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Patterson 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jerami GrantSF 42:15 5-14 1-6 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 -10 11
Paul MillsapPF 28:21 5-7 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 4 -6 11
Nikola JokicC 38:38 13-24 3-8 3-4 1 11 12 8 1 0 7 4 -8 32
Gary HarrisSG 35:28 3-6 2-4 2-2 1 0 1 6 4 0 1 3 -14 10
Jamal MurrayPG 38:20 5-17 2-7 2-2 1 3 4 9 2 0 2 4 -6 14
Monte Morris 18:23 4-5 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 +7 9
Torrey Craig 6:05 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 -1 0
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2020.09.04 22:05 removalbot 09-04 20:05 - 'Edit: Ah, you post in incel subreddits and T_D. Explains a LOT. / Trump's record on military and vets: / Children of deployed US troops will no longer get automatic American citizenship if born overseas during deployment. This...' by /u/TheSakred removed from /r/politics within 0-8min

Edit: Ah, you post in incel subreddits and T_D. Explains a LOT.
Trump's record on military and vets:
Children of deployed US troops will no longer get automatic American citizenship if born overseas during deployment. This includes US troops posted abroad for years at a time (August 28, 2019)
On August 2, 2019, Trump requisitioned military retirement funds towards border wall
On July 31, 2019, Trump ordered the Navy rescind medals to prosecutors who were prosecuting war criminals
In July 2019, Trump denied a United States Marine of 6 years entry into the United States for his scheduled citizenship interview (Reported July 17, 2019)
Trump made the U.S. Navy Blue Angels violate ethics rules by having them fly at his July 4th political campaign (July 4, 2019)
Trump demanded US military chiefs stand next to him at 4th of July parade (reported July 2, 2019)
In June, 2019, Trump sent troops to the border to paint the fence for a better "aesthetic appearance" (June 7, 2019)
Trump used his D-Day interview at a cemetery commemorating fallen US soldiers to attack a Vietnam veteran (June 6, 2019)
Trump started his D-Day commemoration speech by attacking a private citizen (Bette Midler, of all people) (reported on June 4th, 2019)
Trump made his 2nd wife, Marla Maples, sign a prenup that would have cut off all child support if Tiffany joined the military (reported on June 4th, 2019)
On May 27, 2019, Trump turned away US military from his Memorial Day speech because they were from the destroyer USS John S. McCain
Trump ordered the USS John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan (May 15, 2019). The ship's name was subsequently covered. (May 27, 2019)
Trump pardoned war criminals (May, 2019)
Trump purged 200,000 veterans healthcare applications (due to known administrative errors within VA’s enrollment process and enrollment system) (reported on May 13, 2019)
Trump deported a spouse of fallen Army soldier killed in Afghanistan, leaving their daughter parentless (April 16, 2019)
On March 20, 2019, Trump complained that a deceased war hero didn't thank him for his funeral
He diverted military housing funds to pay for border wall (Feb 15, 2019). A judge subsequently denied this. In July 2019, SCOTUS ruled that Trump could in fact divert military housing funds to pay for his wall.
He refused to sign his party's funding bill, which shut down the government, and forced a branch of the military to go without pay. This branch of military was forced to work without pay, otherwise they would be AWOL. However, his appointees got a $10,000 pay raise (Dec 22, 2018 – Jan 25, 2019)
He didn't pay the Coast Guard, forcing service members to rely on food pantries (Jan 23, 2019)
He banned service members from serving based on gender identity (Jan 22, 2019)
He denied female troops access to birth control to limit sexual activity (on-going. Published Jan 18, 2019)
He tried to deport a marine vet who is a U.S.-born citizen (Jan 16, 2019)
When a man was caught swindling veterans pensions for high-interest “cash advances," Trump's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined him $1. As a reminder, the Trump administration's goal was to dismantle the CFPB, installing Mick Mulvaney as the director, who publicly stated the bureau should be disbanded. (Jan 26, 2019)
He called a retired general a 'dog' with a 'big, dumb mouth' (Jan 1, 2019)
He increased privatization of the VA, leading to longer waits and higher taxpayer cost (2018)
He finally visited troops 2 years after taking office, but only after 154 vacation days at his properties (Dec 26, 2018)
He revealed a covert Seal Team 5 deployment, including names and faces, on Twitter during his visit to Iraq (Dec 26, 2018)
Trump lied to deployed troops that he gave them a 10% raise. He didn't give them a 10% raise (Dec 26, 2018). He initially tried to give the military a raise that was lower than the standard living adjustment. This was before Congress told him that idea wasn't going to work. Then after giving them the raise that Congress made him, he lied about it pretending that it was larger than Obama's. It wasn't.
He fired service members living with HIV just before the 2018 holidays (Dec 19, 2018-present)
He tried to slash disability and unemployment benefits for Veterans to $0, and eliminate the unemployability extrascheduler rating (Dec 17, 2018)
He got three Mar-a-Lago guests to run the VA (unknown start - present, made well-known in 2018)
He called troops on Thanksgiving and told them he's most thankful for himself (Thanksgiving, 2018)
He urged Florida to not count deployed military votes (Nov 12, 2018)
He canceled an Arlington Cemetery visit on Veterans Day due to light rain (Nov 12, 2018)
While in Europe commemorating the end of WWI, he didn't attend the ceremony at a US cemetery due to the rain - but other world leaders went anyway (Nov 10, 2018)
He used troops as a political prop by sending them on a phantom mission to the border and maked them miss Thanksgiving with their families (Oct-Dec, 2018)
He stopped using troops as a political prop immediately after the election. However, the troops remained in muddy camps on the border (Nov 7, 2018)
Trump changed the GI Bill through his Forever GI Act, causing the VA to miss veteran benefits, including housing allowances. This caused many veterans to run out of food and rent. “You can count on us to serve, but we can’t count on the VA to make a deadline,” one veteran said. (reported October 7, 2018)
Trump doubled the rejection rate for veterans requesting family deportation protections (July 5, 2018)
Trump deported active-duty spouses (11,800 military families face this problem as of April 2018)
He forgot a fallen soldier's name (below) during a call to his pregnant widow, then attacked her the next day (Oct 23-24, 2017)
He sent commandos into an ambush due to a lack of intel, and sends contractors to pick them up, resulting in a commando being left behind, tortured, and executed. (Trump approved the mission because Bannon told him Obama didn't have the guts to do it) (Oct 4, 2017)
He blocked a veteran group on Twitter (June 2017)
He ordered the discharge of active-duty immigrant troops with good records (2017-present)
He deported veterans (2017-present)
He said he knows more about ISIS than American generals (Oct 2016)
He said vets get PTSD because they aren't strong (Oct 3, 2016) (note: yes, he said it's 'because they aren't strong.' He didn't say it's 'because they're weak.' This distinction is important because of Snopes)
Trump accepted a Purple Heart from a fan at one of his rallies and said: “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.” (Aug 2, 2016)
Trump attacks Gold Star families - Myeshia Johnson--gold star widow, Khan family--gold star parents, etc. (2016-present)
Trump sent funds raised from a January 2016 veterans benefit to the Donald J Trump Foundation instead of veterans charities (the foundation has since been ordered shut because of fraud) (Jan, 2016)
Trump said "I felt that I was in the military in the true sense because I dealt with those people" because he went to a military-style academy and that he has "more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military". (2015 biography)
Trump said he doesn't consider POWs heroes because they were caught. He said he prefers people who were not caught (July 18, 2015)
Trump said having unprotected sex was his own personal Vietnam (1998)
For a decade, Trump sought to kick veterans off of Fifth Avenue because he found them unsightly nuisances outside of Trump Tower. “While disabled veterans should be given every opportunity to earn a living, is it fair to do so to the detriment of the city as a whole or its tax paying citizens and businesses?” - 1991
Trump dodged the draft 5 times by having a doctor diagnose him with bone spurs.
No Trump in America has ever served in the military; this spans 5 generations, and every branch of the family tree. In fact, the reason his grandfather immigrated to America was to avoid military service
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2020.09.04 15:44 kittehgoesmeow What A Day: Don't Vote Twice, It's Alright by Sarah Lazarus, Brian Beutler, & Crooked Media (09/03/20)

"I think that this salon owes me an apology, for setting me up." - Nancy Pelosi, caught in a classic hair snare
Hello! What A Day will be off tomorrow and Monday for Labor Day weekend. Practice safe holiday bicep-squeezing, and we'll see you on Tuesday.

The Twiceman Cometh

The president of law and order who is truly, sincerely concerned about ballot integrity and reducing the risk of voter fraud, has an innovative new approach to making sure the election is fair and square: illegally encouraging his supporters to illegally vote twice.
Could Trump’s increasingly brazen efforts to sabotage the election be tied to something else?
This is actually a single story. Trump’s efforts to subvert the election have grown more and more unhinged because he’s terrified of losing, and he’s losing because he’s done a terrible job as president, both before the coronavirus (when his approval rating was stuck around 40 percent) and now (when his approval rating is stuck around 40 percent). The country has seen enough, and he knows it.

Look No Further Than The Crooked Media

On this week's Campaign Experts React to Good and Bad 2020 Ads, Dan Pfeiffer is joined by Alex O'Keefe, the director of Ed Markey's 'Green New Dealmaker' ad and the Creative Director of the Sunrise Movement. Dan and Alex react to a bio spot from Alex Morse - the primary challenger in MA-01, a digital video from the Biden campaign and a pre produced piece on the St. Louis gun couple from the RNC. Trust us, this one's not be missed → youtube.com/crookedmedia

Under The Radar

Facebook unveiled several measures meant to address concerns about election interference on its platform, which interestingly do not include “stopping politicians from plastering the website with lies.” Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would not accept new political ads in the final week of the election, but previously-purchased political ads containing misinformation will still be fair game. Facebook will also remove posts that claim people will get COVID-19 if they vote, label other misinformation about the election and voting (the delete button only works on coronavirus content, we guess), and direct users to Reuters’s election results if one of the candidates declares victory before the results are fully tallied.

What Else?

Former DHS official Elizabeth Neumann described how violent right-wing extremists “borrowed from ISIS's playbook and they learned how to radicalize people online,” and even adopted the same style of attack. And yet, for some odd reason the Trump administration wasn’t interested in combating the problem: “Instead, we have the opposite effect. We have the president not only pretty much refusing to condemn, but throwing fuel on the fire, creating opportunities for more recruitment through his rhetoric."
In other state-endorsed racism, Daniel Prude, a Black man in Rochester, NY, whose brother called the police to get him help, died of asphyxiation after a group of police officers put a hood over his head and pressed his face against the pavement for two minutes. Seven officers have been suspended.
The Postal Service has paid $286 million to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s former employer since 2013. DeJoy still has a $30 million stake in XPO Logistics, which has increased its business with the USPS since DeJoy took over. Okey-dokey.
A group of 20 Republican senators asked the FDA to ban a medication used in early abortions, which the FDA itself has found to be safe. Because it wasn’t ghoulish enough to just pretend the abortion pill is dangerous, here’s Ted Cruz claiming that pregnancy is never life-threatening.
Joe Biden punched Trump for saying nothing about Alexey Navalny’s poisoning and his larger deference to Russia, and over his desperation to keep his tax returns concealed.
Trump approved a bogus propaganda order directing the OMB to give guidance on restricting funding to whatever Democratic-led cities the administration deems to be “anarchist jurisdictions.” We love seeing the federal government turned into a campaign puppet theater, don’t we folks?
Nancy Pelosi’s hair stylist confirmed that Nancy Pelosi was, in fact, set up. Anyway here’s Kayleigh McEnany playing footage of Nancy Pelosi’s hair appointment on a loop in the White House briefing room for some reason.
A second Rachel Dolezal—who has been Rachel Dolezal-ing since before we learned about the first Rachel Dolezal—has emerged, and she is very sorry.
COVID-19 has contracted a deadly case of The Rock.

Be Smarter

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent, according to the German government. A German military laboratory identified it as a variant of Novichok, the same Soviet-era nerve agent used to poison former KGB spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel characterized the attack as “an attempted murder” intended to silence Navalny, and called on the Kremlin to explain the attack. President Trump, who today issued multiple full-throated, hypocritical rebukes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her visit to a hair salon, has said nothing.

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Is That Hope I Feel?

A federal appeals court permanently blocked the Trump administration’s rules preventing doctors who receive federal funding from referring patients for abortion services.
A Mississippi judge ruled that all voters with underlying health conditions are eligible to vote absentee during the pandemic.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) have introduced legislation that would designate racism a nationwide public health crisis.
Women are not messing around with their campaign contributions this year.


𝚌𝚊𝚒𝚝𝚕𝚢𝚗 ☾☆彡 on Twitter: "was not expecting this from my chem professor but i’m also not complaining"
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2020.08.31 21:56 NationofChange How big corporations are draining the life out of a sick America

BY: Paul Buchheit - August 31, 2020
read the article here: https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/08/31/how-big-corporations-are-draining-the-life-out-of-a-sick-america/
When Dr. Jonas Salk was asked about a patent on his polio vaccine in 1955, he said, “There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?” When Gilead Sciences recently developed an anti-Covid drug for about $12 per treatment, they set the price at $3,200.
As Republicans and business leaders decry the word ‘social’ as anti-American, they continue to promote the free-market “winner take all” philosophy that has caused over half of our nation to try to survive without adequate health care and life savings and job opportunities. Our richest corporations are much to blame. A review of the facts should make this clear.

They continue to cheat on taxes

After building their businesses on 70 years of taxpayer-funded research and development, six dominant tech companies (Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Netflix), which together are worth over $7 trillion, have avoided over a hundred billion dollars in taxes over the past decade.
The profits of some of the largest U.S. corporations are surging in this pandemic year of sickness and death. And the levels of fraud and deceit keep growing along with the profits. A shocking analysis by the Tax Justice Network concludes that “Multinational firms operating around the world are shifting over $1 trillion in profits every year to corporate tax havens.” A trillion dollars a year, lost to the people in need of jobs and food and housing.

They’ve rigged the system

Fifty years of lobbying against their own tax responsibilities has borne fruit for the big corporations. First of all, the corporate tax rate has dropped from about 35 percent to a low of 11 percent in 2019.
Secondly, the payroll tax has been used to make up the corporate shortfall. In the past fifty years the corporate percent of tax revenue from major sources has decreased from 23 percent to 7 percent. The payroll tax percent has increased from 24 percent to 39 percent. Corporations have drastically cut their taxes while putting more of the tax burden on workers.
It gets more insidious. In the past ten years Republicans have waged an anti-IRS campaign, slashing the budget of one of the most productive and cost-effective government agencies, and eliminating the positions of highly specialized employees who might have been expected to go after the largest corporations and the biggest cheaters.
And it gets personal. According to the IRS’ own Taxpayer Advocate, the average U.S. household pays $3,000 per year to make up for the delinquents and deadbeats.

Their greed reached new heights

With the 2017 corporate tax cuts came the lofty assurances that money would be freed up for new investment in jobs and R&D. So what happened? Hypocrisy happened. In the following year S&P 500 companies set a new record for buying back their stock to artificially boost stock prices for management and investors — a practice that was illegal until the Reagan years. While about a third of S&P companies are now curtailing stock buybacks in response to the pandemic, others have depleted so much of their funds that they have turned to the pandemic-inspired CARES Act for relief to “distressed industries.”
Start with the airlines. The Big Four spent $42.5 billion on buybacks between 2014 and 2019, and now they’re asking for $50 billion in bailout money. Delta CEO Ed Bastian had the audacity to say “the owners of a business deserve a return, too.” Boeing, which was actually borrowing money to buy back stock, is now asking for a $17 billion bailout from taxpayers.
Merck, whose 1950s slogan was “Medicine is for people, not for profits,” spent $10 billion on R&D in 2018 and $14 billion on share repurchases and dividends.
At Home Depot, according to the Roosevelt Institute and the National Employment Law Project, the money spent on buybacks could have boosted the average employee’s salary by $18,000 a year.
And fast food giants including KFC, Wendy’s, and Papa John’s, who, according to the New York Times, had spent great sums of money on buybacks, now need $145 billion of taxpayer funding to avoid mass layoffs.

They show disdain for the American worker

Stock buybacks are only part of the corporate trend to diminish the state of the worker. Automation is eliminating millions of jobs. The old argument that the loss of jobs to technology has always been followed by a new and better class of work becomes meaningless when the machines start doing our thinking for us. And when the changes are occurring at such a rapid pace. A McKinsey report states: “Those earlier workforce transformations took place over many decades, allowing older workers to retire and new entrants to the workforce to transition to the growing industries. But the speed of change today is potentially faster.” The speed of change is faster still because of the loss of jobs during the Covid pandemic.
Common arguments in favor of the tech companies are that (1) they’re making a lot of people rich, and (2) they’re providing all of us with remarkable products. Well, they’re making about 20% of Americans rich. And their products are a result of 70 years of taxpayer-funded research and development, much of it by government agencies. If today’s companies were truly offering a fair return to the taxpayers who built their businesses, they’d be doing a lot more to ensure that all Americans have the means to support their families.
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2020.08.30 17:10 absolutkaos {GAME THREAD} PLAYOFFS ROUND 2 - GAME 1 - Boston Celtics (0-0) @ TORONTO RAPTORS (0-0) - 1:00pm (EST)

Game Number: 2020 PLAYOFFS ROUND 2 - GAME 1
Date: Sunday August 30th, 2020
Current Streak: W8
Tip Off: 1:00 pm (EST)
Venue: HP Field House (Orlando, Florida)
Weather: 27°C (81°F) - Mainly Sunny
Canadian TV: TSN 1, 4, 5 @ 1:00pm (EST)
^ Pre-Game on TSN 1, 4, 5 @ 12:30pm (EST)
US National TV: ESPN
Legal Streams:
Spread: Raptors -2.0 (-110)
Total: 217 (-110)
Money Line: Raptors -130
PG Kyle Lowry Kemba Walker
SG Fred VanVleet Marcus Smart
SF OG Anunoby Jaylen Brown
PF Pascal Siakam Jayson Tatum
C Marc Gasol Daniel Theis
(as of 11:00am report)
Oshae Brissett OUT Left Knee; Surgery
Kyle Lowry AVAILABLE Left Ankle; Sprain
Patrick McCaw OUT Left Knee; Surgery
Javonte Green OUT Right Knee; Surgery
Gordon Hayward OUT Right Ankle; Sprain
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Crew Chief #30 John Goble
Referee #14 Ed Malloy
Umpire #60 James Williams
Alternate #50 Gediminas Petraitis
wear a mask.
wash your hands.
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stay safe Raptors fam.❤️

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2020.08.27 02:04 menem95 Análisis The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)

Hola! Hace un par de semanas compartí una breve investigación que había hecho sobre American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) que fue relativamente bien recibida. Ahora comparto esta que hice sobre Disney (NYSE:DIS), quizás a alguien le sirva. Por supuesto recibo criticas, sugerencias, puteadas, etc.
-Link análisis AAL: https://www.reddit.com/merval/comments/i7eh5d/an%C3%A1lisis_american_airlines_nasdaqaal/

The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) es una compañía multinacional estadounidense dedicada principalmente a los medios de comunicación masivos y a la industria del entretenimiento. Su sede está en Burbank, California, EEUU. La compañía cotiza bajo el ticker DIS, en Nueva York, a un precio de US$ 127,44 al 23/8/2020. Goza de un tamaño prominente, teniendo 223 mil empleados y una capitalización de mercado de 230.292M de dólares. Disney integra el índice Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) desde 1991, y también integra el S&P 100 y el S&P 500.
Evaluando más en detalle el desempeño de la acción, la acción cotiza US$ 127,44 al 23/8/2020. Hace aproximadamente un año, el 26/8/2019 la acción cotizaba a US$ 137,26 lo que representa una caída aproximada del 7,15% anual (TTM). La caída es mas pronunciada YTD, Disney cotizaba US$ 148,2 a principios de año, por lo que al día de hoy la caída seria del 14%. No obstante, la acción a recuperado bastante valor después de la caída pronunciada que sufrió en Febrero-Marzo, llegando a cerrar a US$ 85,76 el 23/3/20 (habiendo subido un 48% desde entonces). Es para destacar que desde dicha caída se vio un significativo incremento en el volumen operado del papel. Mirando brevemente las medias móviles, vemos que la cotización actual esta por encima del promedio de 30 días (US$ 122,73), del de 90 días (US$ 115,98) y de 200 días (US$ 124,12). Con respecto al mercado, al 25/8, desde comienzo de año Disney se desempeñó por debajo del S&P 500 (5,7%), y del DJIA (-2,15%), con desempeño de -12,42% YTD.[1]
La compañía fue fundada en 1923 por los hermanos Walt y Roy Disney. A lo largo de su historia, Disney se consolidó como líder en la industria de animación estadounidense y luego diversificó sus negocios dedicándose a la producción de películas live-action, televisión y parques temáticos. A partir de 1980 Disney creo y adquirió diversas divisiones corporativas, para penetrar en mercados que fueran mas allá de sus marcas insignia orientadas a productos familiares.
Disney es conocida por su división de estudios cinematográficos (The Walt Disney Studios), que incluye Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures y Blue Sky Studios. Otras unidades y segmentos de la compañía son Disney Media Networks; Disney Parks, Experiences and Products y Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International. A través de estas unidades, Disney posee y opera canales de televisión como ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform, FX y National Geographic, así como también venta de publicidad, merchandising y música. También tiene divisiones de producción teatral (Disney Theatrical Group) y posee un grupo de 14 parques temáticos alrededor del mundo.
Es evidente la complejidad de las operaciones de Disney, por lo que vale la pena ir un poco mas a fondo en la composición de los segmentos operativos de Disney, en base al reporte anual de 2019 (mas representativo que el ultimo reporte trimestral en medio de la pandemia), donde encontramos cuatro segmentos relevantes. El primer segmento, denominado “Media Networks”, compuesto principalmente por los canales domésticos de TV, este segmento generó 24.827M US$ de ingresos en 2019 (un 34,7% del total). El segundo segmento es el de “Parks, Experiences and Products”, compuesto por los parques temáticos, resorts y cruceros de las compañías, así como también de las licencias de los nombres, personajes y marcas de la compañía y de los productos de merchandising propios, este segmento reportó 26.225M US$ de ingresos en 2019 (un 36,66% del total, el segmento mas relevante de la compañía). El tercer segmento, es el de “Studio Entertainment” que contiene las operaciones de producción de películas, música y obras de teatro, así como también los servicios de post-produccion. Este segmento reportó 11.127M US$ (un 15,55% del total). El ultimo segmento, quizás el mas interesante es “Direct-to-Consumer & International”, donde además de contener las operaciones internacionales de TV y servicios de distribución de contenido digital como apps y paginas web, se incluyen las unidades de servicios de streaming de Disney, compuestas principalmente por Hulu, ESPN+ y Disney+. Este sector reporto ingresos por 9.349M US$ (un 13,07%, enorme incremento respecto del 5,6% que reportó en 2018).
Respecto a la distribución territorial de las operaciones, es notorio el bagaje del mercado doméstico (EEUU y Canadá) donde concentraron en 2019 el 72,6% de las operaciones. Vale destacar también que hubo un incremento significativo interanual de las operaciones en los mercados de Asia-Pacífico (del 9,3% al 11,2%) y en Latinoamérica y otros mercados (del 3,09% al 4,61%).
En lo que respecta a la política de dividendos de la compañía, encontré registros de pago constante de dividendos desde al menos 1989. El ultimo dividendo fue el 13/12, habiendo pagado $0,88 y arrojando un dividend yield anual de 1,2%. La compañía decidió omitir el dividendo semestral correspondiente al primer semestre de 2020 por la pandemia del COVID-19.[2]
Evaluando un poco la posición financiera de la empresa, a junio de 2020, según el balance presentado, Disney tenia activos corrientes por 41.330M US$ y pasivos corrientes por 30.917M US$, lo que resulta en un working capital (activos corrientes netos, activos corrientes menos pasivos corrientes) de 10.413 US$. El working capital entonces representa el 33,68% de los pasivos corrientes (Con lo cual, el current ratio es de 1,34 apreciándose una mejoría respecto del 0,9 reportado en septiembre 2019). En relación con la deuda de largo plazo, la podemos estimar en 70.052M US$ (borrowings + other long-term liabilities), dado que en septiembre 2019 la cifra era de 51.889M US$, vemos que sufrió un aumento considerable (en el orden del 35%).
Respecto a los flujos de efectivo de Disney, vemos que en lo que va del año fiscal (septiembre 2019-junio 2020) Disney reportó flujo de efectivo por operaciones por 5949M US$, casi lo mismo que reportó para todo el año fiscal 2019 (5984M US$). Viendo la evolución de 10 años del CF de operaciones:

Año (sept-sept) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CF de operaciones (mill. USD) 6578 6994 7966 9452 9780 11385 13136 12343 14295 5984
Dif. Anual % 6,32 13,9 18,65 3,47 16,41 15,38 -6,04 15,81 -58,14
Viendo la evolución en 10 años del flujo de efectivo de operaciones, vemos que en 2019 hubo una drástica reversión de la tendencia al alza que se venia reportando (con un 58,14% de caída interanual). Esto se debe en parte a la política de adquisiciones de la empresa, que vemos reflejado en el flujo de efectivo por inversiones, equivalente en 2019 a -15.096M US$ (muy por encima del promedio de 2010-2018, equivalente a -4179,4M US$).
En lo relativo a las ganancias de la compañía, para el Q2 2020[3] Disney reportó pérdidas por 4721M US$ (contra una ganancia de 1760M US$ para el Q2 2019). La situación se atenúa considerando las cifras para los últimos nueve meses (Q4 2019-Q2 2020), donde Disney totalizó perdidas por 1813M US$. No obstante, la situación del COVID-19 distorsiona nuestro análisis a largo plazo, por lo que para analizar la evolución interanual desde los últimos 10 años, utilizare los datos de los reportes anuales (datando el ultimo de septiembre 2019).

Año (sept-sept) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Net Income (mill. USD) 3963 4807 5682 6136 7501 8382 9391 8980 12598 11054
Dif. Anual % 21,3 18,2 7,99 22,25 11,75 12,04 -4,38 40,29 -12,26
Como se puede ver en el cuadro, pese al revés sufrido por las obvias complicaciones de la pandemia, el historial de ganancias de Disney es sólido. La compañía tuvo en los últimos 10 años, 2 años de contracción en las ganancias (2017 y 2019), pero en términos generales, las ganancias crecieron a una tasa promedio del 13,02% los últimos 10 años. Para evaluar el crecimiento general estos 10 años, si tomamos el promedio de los primeros 3 años (2010-2012) y el promedio de los últimos 3 (2017-2019), las ganancias de Disney crecieron un 125,8%.
Mirando un poco de ratios, analizaré el EPS (Earnings Per Share) de la acción. Para el Q2 2020, Disney presentó un EPS negativo, de -2,61, contra un 0,98 obtenido en el Q2 2019. Refiriéndonos al desempeño pre-pandemia, el EPS promedio anual de los últimos 5 años fue de 6,3 y el ultimo EPS anual reportado (septiembre 2019) estaba ligeramente por encima, alrededor de 6,68.[4] En lo respectivo al Price/Earning, el P/E (TTM) al valor de la acción del 23/8 es de -208,9. No obstante, si eliminamos la distorsión producto de la pandemia, calculando las ganancias promedio de los últimos 3 años (de acuerdo con los reportes anuales), es de 18,38, lo cual es un valor aceptable dada la coyuntura de los últimos años. En lo que respecta al Price-To-Book (P/B) ratio, el book value a junio 2020, es de 50, por lo que el P/B (siempre al precio del 23/8) es de 2,54, un valor razonable dados los promedios de los sectores en los que Disney tiene incidencia.[5] El ultimo ratio a analizar es Price/Assets (P/E*P/B) que, (usando P/E con promedio de las ganancias de los últimos 3 años) arroja un valor de 46,68.
Sobre el soporte institucional de la compañía, Disney tiene un apoyo considerable, calculado en el 66,42% del flotante en manos de instituciones. Los tenedores líderes son Vanguard con el 8,22%; BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) con el 6,32% y State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) con el 4,19%. Otros tenedores significantes (1-2%) son Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), MorganStanley (NYSE:MS) y Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK).[6]
En lo respectivo al management de Disney, la primera consideración importante es respecto al legendario CEO de la compañía, Robert “Bob” Iger, quien, en febrero de este año, después de posponerlo por años, decidió dar un paso al costado como CEO de la compañía, dejando a cargo al director del segmento de Parques y Resorts, Bob Chapek. Esto duró poco, y en abril Iger volvió a tomar las riendas de la compañía.[7] No obstante, es altamente probable que, una vez estabilizado el panorama Iger retome su frustrado plan de dar un paso al costado.[8] En lo relativo a la compensación, Iger cobró 47.525.560 US$, los executive officers una remuneración promedio de 11.319.422 US$ y el empleado promedio de Disney cobró 52.184 US$.[9]
Una cosa que llama la atención del balance de Disney (septiembre 2019), es el incremento notorio del goodwill (de 31.269M US$ a 80.293M US$, un aumento del 157%). No obstante, este incremento puede deberse a la política de fusiones y adquisiciones de la compañía. Disney viene llevando en los últimos años una política de adquisiciones relativamente agresiva, ideada por el CEO Bob Iger, de las cuales podemos destacar 4 o 5 operaciones clave, la primera de ellas fue la adquisición de Pixar, la famosa empresa de animación que había despegado bajo la conducción de Steve Jobs y Ed Catmull, en 2006 por 7,4MM US$ (de esa adquisición se beneficiaron sacando películas muy exitosas como Up, Wall-E, Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, etc.). Otra adquisición clave, fue la compra de Marvel en 2009 por 4MM US$ (La última de sus películas Avengers: Endgame, la más taquillera de la historia de Disney, vendió entradas por 3MM US$). En 2012, Disney compró Lucasfilm (histórica productora de Star Wars), por 4,05MM US$, y posteriormente anunció una muy lucrativa tercera trilogía de Star Wars. Por último, en marzo de 2019, Disney concretó la adquisición de 2oth Century Fox, en marzo de 2019, por la extraordinaria cifra de 73MM US$, sus resultados aún están por verse.[10]
Analizar la competencia de Disney es algo trabajoso, dado la variedad de sectores en los que se involucra y la falta de compañías que abarquen tantos sectores como Disney. Considero que la compañía que más se aproxima en cuanto a sus operaciones y al volumen de las mismas es Comcast (NASDAQ:CMSCA), si bien Disney compite con numerosas empresas en numerosos sectores, como podrían ser, por ejemplo Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) o Six Flags (NYSE:SIX) en el negocio de los parques temáticos; ViacomCBS (NYSE:VIAC) o Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) en el negocio mediático; así como Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) o Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) en el negocio del streaming, sobre los cuales hablare más adelante. También compite con segmentos de negocios de conglomerados grandes como Sony (NYSE: SNE) o AT&T (NYSE:T).
Observando a Comcast, el acérrimo rival, vemos que la capitalización bursátil es similar, siendo de 198.301M US$ para Comcast y de 234.538M US$ para Disney, así como los empleados, teniendo 190.000 (CMCSA) y 236.000 (DISN). El desempeño de ambas acciones es parejo, en términos generales Comcast tuvo mejor performance, sobre todo YTD (-3,47% contra -10,26%). En los márgenes y ratios también gana Comcast, supera ampliamente en gross margin (TTM) a Disney, con 56,78% contra 27,95% y en net margin (TTM) con 10,91% frente a un pobre -1,91%. El EPS (TTM) da 2,53 para Comcast contra -0,6 para Disney. Consecuentemente, Comcast pudo mantener un P/E positivo de 17,56.
Si bien los números parecen positivos en la comparación para el lado de Comcast, me parece relevante destacar que lo mismo que fue su mayor ventaja comparativa (la composición de sus segmentos operativos), puede ser lo que la haga perder en la comparación a futuro, dada la absoluta supremacía que tiene la operatoria relacionada con la televisión, así como la falta de un segmento de negocios dedicado al streaming de video (sobre el cual también me referiré mas adelante).[11]
Para analizar el futuro, creo que es relevante hacer unas breves conclusiones sobre la actualidad. En primer lugar, los segmentos operativos mas afectados fueron el segmento de parques temáticos, resorts, etc. y el segmento de los estudios cinematográficos con lo cual los ingresos de Disney este último trimestre quedaron a cargo, principalmente, de los canales de TV (que sufrieron una breve baja del 2%) y de los servicios de streaming.
Empezando por los sectores más afectados, respecto a la producción fílmica (Studio Entertainment), me parece que la situación no es crítica, claramente la situación de la pandemia redujo fuertemente los ingresos del sector (al haberse reducido lógicamente la asistencia a salas de cine). No obstante, el manejo del sector viene siendo exitoso hace años (en los últimos 2 años lanzaron 3 de las 4 películas más taquilleras de la historia de la compañía, Endgame, Infinity War, y el live-action de El Rey León), y no hay indicios de que esto vaya a cambiar en el futuro (hay un esquema de estrenos futuros interesante).[12]
En lo que respecta a los parques, las perspectivas no son tan buenas. La caída para el Q2 2020 fue del 85% en relación al Q2 2019. Es evidente que al haber una cuestión sanitaria de por medio, el turismo va a ser uno de los sectores mas afectados, habiendo sufrido una caída increíble en la primera mitad del año. [13] Actualmente, la actividad comercial de los parques temáticos está empezando a reanudarse, habiendo reabierto las operaciones en Walt Disney World en Florida, y estando a la espera de reabrir Disneyland en California, dada la incertidumbre de la pandemia.[14] No obstante, la recuperación fue peor de lo esperado y a partir de Septiembre Walt Disney World recortará los horarios de sus parques.[15] Asimismo, comparativamente, el desempeño de Universal Studios (propiedad de Comcast), parece ser mejor que el de Disney en esta reapertura.[16] No obstante, es importante destacar el carácter de líder absoluto de Disney en este sector,[17] con una competencia que difícilmente pueda igualar su posición, con lo cual si bien el desempeño en el corto plazo puede ser inferior al de la competencia, es altamente probable que recupere su posición dominante en el mediano-largo plazo.
Es interesante ver, en tercer lugar, el segmento “Media Networks” que consiste principalmente en los canales de TV que Disney posee. Este sector no tuvo una caída significante (solo del 2% para el Q2 2020 en relacion al Q2 2019) en el corto plazo, pero en el largo plazo, es evidente que la tendencia del sector es a desaparecer. Las encuestas y reportes muestran un lento descenso año tras año de la audiencia, tanto de TV en vivo, TV diferida y radio.[18] Con lo cual, a largo plazo, es previsible que este segmento sufra una disminución considerable en su volumen de operaciones.
También es previsible (y así lo reflejan las encuestas), que el reemplazo de la TV tradicional sea protagonizado por los servicios de video streaming (VOD), es decir, por las operaciones del cuarto segmento (Direct-to-Consumer). Disney tiene hoy 3 servicios de streaming, Hulu, ESPN+, y Disney+ (ofrece los tres en un bundle que cuesta US$ 12,99). Como ya dijimos, el incremento de los ingresos por estos servicios durante el FY 2019 fue significante. Veamos la evolución de los subscriptores a estos servicios en lo que va del FY 2020 (es decir, Q4 2019, Q1 2020 y Q2 2020).
Q4 2019 Q1 2020 Q2 2020
Hulu 30,4M 32,1M (+5,6%) 35,5M (+10,6%)
ESPN+ 6,6M 7,9M (+19,7%) 8,5M (+7,6%)
Disney+ 26,5M 33,5M (+26,4%) 57,5M (+71,6%)
Como se puede apreciar, el crecimiento es destacable, sobre todo de Disney+. Yendo producto por producto, cuesta encontrar competidores comparables con ESPN+, con lo cual Disney no tiene mucha competencia. Por su parte Hulu y Disney + son complementarios, la diferencia entre uno y otro radica principalmente en el catálogo (el de Hulu es un poco más ecléctico, el de D+ se centra principalmente en contenidos de marcas propias de Disney), así como también pequeñas características de Hulu que lo diferencian de otros servicios de streaming (incluyendo una versión alternativa de suscripción que incluye TV en directo). Estos dos servicios si se enfrentan a una feroz competencia, participando de la contienda denominada “streaming war” con gigantes como Netflix o Amazon Prime Video.
En ese orden, mientras Netflix tiene 193 millones de subscriptores,[19] y Amazon ostenta un numero similar o superior (habiendo ganado mas de 100M de subscriptores en un año), [20] Disney tiene solo 93 millones entre Disney+ y Hulu (nada mal, considerando que Disney+ está en su primer año de vida). Mirando hacia adelante es posible que el servicio que ofrece Disney expanda su base de subscriptores, así como también es muy probable que la competencia se recrudezca (incluyendo la incidencia de otros servicios como Apple TV+). En ese contexto, el principal motivo para pensar que Disney podría ganar la “guerra” los próximos años podría ser el amplísimo catálogo de licencias de personajes, series, y películas que posee el conglomerado (Star Wars, Los Simpson, Marvel y todos sus superhéroes, por solo mencionar algunos), que podrían tener muchísimo mas peso que las producciones originales de sus competidores. Por otro lado, el servicio de Amazon, por ejemplo, resulta mas atractivo en cuanto a pricing, porque le es ofrecido como un beneficio a todos los que cuentan con una subscripción de Amazon Prime)
A forma de conclusión, es difícil imaginar un futuro adverso a largo plazo para Disney. Sin embargo, su desempeño en el corto-mediano plazo dependerá de varios factores (quizás valga la pena analizar Comcast para el corto-mediano plazo, para el largo parece ser una desventaja fatal el hecho de que no estén compitiendo fuerte en la guerra por el streaming), en mi opinión, principalmente de la reactivación del turismo (tanto domestico como internacional) así como del desempeño de sus servicios de streaming (y el desempeño de sus competidores).
-Forms 10-K y 10-Q, principalmente los últimos, toda la información esta en https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/investor-relations/
-Yahoo! Finance: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/DIS?p=DIS
-Otras fuentes, especificadas en los footnotes

[1] Datos en base a gráficos de https://www.tradingview.com/chart/
[2] Datos de https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/DIS/disney/dividend-yield-history y https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/stocks/dis/dividend-history
[3] El año fiscal de Disney comienza en septiembre, por lo que los reportes de ellos (y el orden de los trimestres del año fiscal) se presentan en consecuencia. No obstante, cada vez que me refiera a un determinado trimestre o quarter, lo hago en base al año calendario.
[4] En base a datos de los filings ante la SEC y de https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/DIS/disney/shares-outstanding
[5] En base a una comparación con datos de https://siblisresearch.com/data/price-to-book-secto
[6] Información de https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/DIS/holders?p=DIS
[7] Información de https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/12/business/media/disney-ceo-coronavirus.html
[8] Si se quiere mas insight sobre Bob Iger, es recomendable la biografía de Steve Jobs que hizo Walter Isaacson
[9] Datos del proxy statement de 2020 https://otp.tools.investis.com/clients/us/the_walt_disney_company/SEC/sec-show.aspx?FilingId=13852150&Cik=0001744489&Type=PDF&hasPdf=1
[10] Ver https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/06/bob-iger-forever-changed-disney-with-4-key-acquisitions.html , https://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/news/companies/disney_pixar_deal/ , https://money.cnn.com/2009/08/31/news/companies/disney_marvel/ , https://www.bbc.com/news/business-20146942 , https://www.the-numbers.com/box-office-records/worldwide/all-movies/theatrical-distributors/walt-disney entre otros
[11] Comparaciones con el screener de TradingView: https://www.tradingview.com/screene
[12] Ver https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/upcoming-disney-movies/
[13]Estadísticas del sector en: https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/tourist-arrivals
[14] Ver https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/theme-parks/2020/08/10/disneyland-california-theme-parks-left-limbo-covid-19-surge/3319886001/
[15] Ver https://deadline.com/2020/08/walt-disney-world-cut-hours-september-1203008260/
[16] Ver https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/universal-sees-more-visitors-than-disney-amid-coronavirus-report
[17] Ver https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2019/05/23/the-worlds-most-popular-theme-parks-in-2018-infographic/#7c2354e577ac , https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/most-popular-theme-parks-world-2018/index.html , https://www.teaconnect.org/images/files/TEA_268_653730_180517.pdf
[18] Ver https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/report/2020/the-nielsen-total-audience-report-august-2020/
[19] Form 10-Q Q2 2020 Netflix: https://d18rn0p25nwr6d.cloudfront.net/CIK-0001065280/bcff7d52-7a7d-4e0c-8265-4b6860929fb1.pdf
[20] Ver https://www.forbes.com/sites/petercsathy/2020/01/31/amazon-prime-video-the-quiet-ominous-streaming-force/#6abbe5e41f1a
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2020.08.26 20:23 brianspilner01 Bash script to clean subtitle ads

Please note, this is for linux only!
I just spent some time coming up with a simple(?) awk that does quite a good job I think of cleaning srt subs of unwanted blocks containing advertisements and the like. I tested it on over 7500 srt files in my personal library and spent a fair chunk of time manually reviewing the output (with a focus on avoiding false positives). It could be used as a post-process script for Sub-Zero or Bazarr.
I figured I would share it in case anyone else found it useful or could suggest me any improvements. Please remember to credit the beautiful people that work hard to create and share subs for the rest of us to enjoy, and don't run random scripts off the internet without checking them first!
Edit to help people asking for help on how to use this:
# Download this file from the command line to your current directory: curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/brianspilner01/media-server-scripts/mastesub-clean.sh > sub-clean.sh && chmod +x sub-clean.sh # Run this script across your whole media library: find /path/to/library -name '*.srt' -exec /path/to/sub-clean.sh "{}" \; # Add to Bazarr (Settings > Subtitles > Use Custom Post-Processing > Post-processing command): /path/to/sub-clean.sh '{{subtitles}}' -- # Add to Sub-Zero (in Plex > Settings > under Manage > Plugins > Sub-Zero Subtitles > Call this executable upon successful subtitle download (near the bottom): /path/to/sub-clean.sh %(subtitle_path)s # Test out what lines this script would remove: REGEX_TO_REMOVE='opensubtitlessub(scenerip)podnapisiaddic7edtitlovibozxphdsazu489psagmenonormitaanoxmous(brdvdweb).?(ripscr)english (- )?ussdhsrt(yahoomailbookfb4mhd)\. ?com(sub(title)?(bed)?(s)?(fix)?encode(d)?correct(edion(s)?)caption(sed)sync(edhroniz(ationed))?english)(.pr(esentedoduced))?.?(by&)[^a-z]www\.http\. ?(copllinkorgnetmp4mkvavipdf)([^a-z]$)©™' awk 'tolower($0) ~ '"/$REGEX_TO_REMOVE/" RS='' ORS='\n\n' "/path/to/sub.srt" 
Edit: updated regex slightly
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2020.08.25 15:23 AQDUyYN7cgbDa4eYtxTq Yahoo Mail is more secure than Third Party apps connecting to it. HA HA

My yahoo mail just got the email below about Yahoo Mail web and IOS apps being more secure and a change to how third party apps must connect to Yahoo Mail.
I think its funny that Yahoo has had 2 data breaches at least in the last 10 years and their apps are so secure now. Hmm....
We love that you love using your Yahoo Mail. And we want to make sure you always have the best experience. That’s why we’re reaching out today.
We’ve noticed that you’re using non-Yahoo applications (such as third-party email, calendar, or contact applications) that may use a less secure sign-in method. To protect you and your data, Yahoo will no longer support the current sign-in functionality in your application starting on October 20, 2020. This means that you will need to take one of the steps below to continue using Yahoo Mail without interruption.
But don’t worry, you have options. Find an option that works best for you below:
Option 1: We recommend that you access your email using our free Yahoo Mail app for iOS and Android or simply go to mail.yahoo.com to access Yahoo Mail on the web.
Option 2: Keep your current, non-Yahoo app, BUT follow a few steps to get it to sync with our secure sign-in method. The steps vary across different email applications, but in most cases, you will have to remove your Yahoo account from the app and then add it back again to update the sign-in security. Use the links below to follow the specific steps for your current application:

Option 3: You can generate a one-time, unique password that will allow you to sign in to your account using your non-Yahoo email application. Once created, this password will continue to allow your app to securely sync your Yahoo email unless you sign out (or are signed out) from your app. You can find instructions on how to do this here.
If you want more details on these changes, please visit our help page. If you’ve already taken action, we’d like to think you haven’t read this far, but if you have . . . we sure appreciate the diligence!
Thanks for rocking that Yahoo Mail address!
Yours in your inbox,The Yahoo Team
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2020.08.25 15:12 rusticgorilla [Lost in the Sauce] NY AG investigating Eric Trump & Trump Org for fraud

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater… or a global health crisis.

New York AG

Yesterday, New York Attorney General Letitia James asked a State Supreme Court judge to compel the Trump Organization and Eric Trump to comply with subpoenas for testimony and documents. The AG’s office is investigating whether President Trump and his company committed fraud by overstating assets to get loans and tax benefits.
Eric Trump initially agreed to sit for a deposition on July 22, only to refuse, "balking less than two days before he was scheduled by agreement to give testimony."
Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer and a longtime confidant of Trump, gave sworn testimony to the state investigators over two days last month. He is expected to meet again with the office.
AG James: Our investigation began after Michael Cohen testified before Congress that Trump’s annual financial statements inflated the values of his assets to obtain favorable terms for loans & insurance coverage, while also deflating the value of other assets to reduce real estate taxes… The Trump Organization has stalled, withheld documents, and instructed witnesses, including Eric Trump, to refuse to answer questions under oath.
The investigators are trying to determine whether the Trump Organization reported the forgiveness of more than $100 million in loans in connection with the Chicago office tower as income, what tax benefits Trump claimed for multimillion-dollar conservation easements granted at Seven Springs and the L.A. golf club, and the details of a 2015 refinancing of the office building on Wall Street.

Postal Service Hearing

Postmaster Louis DeJoy testified before the House Oversight Committee yesterday, coming off as defiant amidst criticism for service delays under his watch. There were a number of highlights from the hearing, but the questioning by Rep. Katie Porter was perhaps the most effective (video).
Porter exposed the many contradictions in DeJoy’s testimony: He’s not responsible for many of the cost-cutting measures, but he was able to suspend them. He didn’t analyze the potential fallout from those changes because they went into effect before his tenure started, but he isn’t going to reverse them.
Porter: Mr. DeJoy, thank you for being with us today. What is the cost of a first class postage stamp?
DeJoy: 55 cents.
Porter: What about to mail a postcard
DeJoy: I don't, I don't know.
Porter: You don't know the cost to mail a postcard?
DeJoy: I don't.
Porter: What if i want to mail a - you said 55 cents for a first-class stamp - but what if it's like one of those greeting cards, it's a square envelope, then what is the postage?
DeJoy: I'll submit that I know very little about postage stamps.
Porter asked about packages (DeJoy went 1 for 2) and then got to voting: “Within a million or so, can you tell me how many people voted by mail in the last presidential election?” Porter asked.
DeJoy: No, I cannot.
Porter: To the nearest 10 million?
DeJoy: I would be guessing and I don't want to guess.
So, Mr. DeJoy, I’m concerned. I’m glad you know the price of a stamp, but I’m concerned about your understanding of this agency. And I’m particularly concerned about it because you started taking very decisive action when you became postmaster general.
Porter then asked DeJoy if he had analyzed the major overhaul plans before they took effect. DeJoy responded that he “did not order major overhaul plans” and that they were in effect before he arrived.
So Porter asked if DeJoy could say who did put those plans in place. “If you did not order these actions to be taken, please tell the committee the name of who did.”
“I do not know,” DeJoy responded. When Porter asked if he would commit to reversing the changes, DeJoy replied that he would not.
  • If you want to watch other highlights, check out Rep. Raskin who made DeJoy very uncomfortable asking about his conflicts of interest (video). And if you want to see one of the most contentious moments, see Rep. Stephen Lynch grill and, ultimately, yell at DeJoy (clip). Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez focused on DeJoy’s calendar and suggested the committee issue a subpoena for it if he does not turn it over (clip).

Senate Intel Report

Last week, the final volume of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Russian interference was released.
The following are some of the main takeaways:
  • Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman for much of 2016, had repeated secret contacts with Konstantin Kilimnik, described in the report as a “Russian intelligence officer.” Manafort had worked with Kilimnik since 2004, and shared detailed, sensitive information with him before, during, and after the campaign.
  • Roger Stone was tasked by the campaign with finding all he could about what information WikiLeaks had about Clinton and Democrats more broadly, and "Trump and the Campaign believed that Stone had inside information and expressed satisfaction that Stone's information suggested more releases would be forthcoming."
  • Trump told special counsel Robert Mueller he did not recall talking about it with Stone or anyone in the campaign. The Senate report said, "Trump did, in fact, speak with Stone and Wikileaks and with members of his campaign" about it on "multiple occasions."
  • A Russian lawyer who met with Manafort, Donald Trump Jr., and Jared Kushner at Trump Tower before the 2016 election also had more “significant connections” to the Kremlin than has been previously reported, the Senate probe concludes. The “dirt” that Natalia Veselnitskaya offered on Clinton was “part of a broader influence operation targeting the United States that was coordinated, at least in part, with elements of the Russian government,” the report states.
  • “The Committee observed numerous Russian-government actors from late 2016 until at least January 2020 consistently spreading overlapping false narratives which sought to discredit investigations into Russian interference.” One goal of this coverup was to “promote the narrative that Ukraine, not Russia, had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election,” the Senate report says. This lie has been repeated by not just Trump, but also prominent Republicans and Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson.
Some tidbits that may have been overlooked:
  • Roger Stone drafted pro-Russia tweets for Trump at Trump's request during the campaign. Many “attacked Clinton for her adversarial posture toward Russia and mentioned a new peace deal with Putin.” (237)
  • The Trump Organization used "positive public comments" Trump made about Putin to advance Trump's secret effort to score a big tower deal in Moscow (ix)
  • The report contains several letters from Trump to Putin, including one from 2007 in which Trump says, “As you probably have heard, I am a big fan of yours!” He underlined the last phrase with a sharpie marker (418).
  • A Russian company that has invested in Braidy Industries' planned aluminum rolling mill in Eastern Kentucky was identified as a proxy of the Kremlin. The Russian firm, United Co. Rusal, is partly owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The report states: "Deripaska's companies, including Rusal, are proxies for the Kremlin, including for Russian government influence efforts, economic measures, and diplomatic relations" (153). Mitch McConnell supported lifting the sanctions on Rusal and two of his former staff lobbied the federal government on Braidy's behalf.
  • Former GOP Congressman Dana Rohrabacher had more extensive contacts with Russian officials attempting to influence US politics than previously known. Rohrabacher met with Russian involved in “targeting elections” and received “sensitive documents” from Konstantin Kosachev, the chair of the Council of the Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs (328). Kosachev was later sanctioned by the United States, and the committee says that he is “significantly involved in Russian influence activities, including those targeting the United States.”

Miles Taylor

Miles Taylor, who worked at the Department of Homeland Security during the first two years of Trump’s presidency, is speaking out about his time in the administration.
  • Taylor says that it often felt like his office had to fight against the president to secure U.S. elections from foreign meddling. “He was playing for the other team, it felt like, a lot of the time...That’s what it felt like. Sometimes it felt like the president was on the Russian team and not the American team, and we were having to run the football into the end zone against the president to secure our own country.”
  • “He told us to stop giving money to people whose houses had burned down from a wildfire because he was so rageful that people in the state of California didn’t support him and that politically it wasn’t a base for him,” Taylor claims in a political ad.
  • “The president repeatedly exhorted DHS officials to restart [the family separation policy] and to implement a more deliberate policy of pulling migrant families apart en masse, so that adults would be deterred from coming to the border for fear of losing their children. The president was visibly furious on multiple occasions when my boss, then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, refused,” Taylor wrote in an op-ed.

Court cases

Judge Victor Marrero rejected Trump's effort to block Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance from subpoenaing his financial records. However, Vance agreed not to enforce the subpoena until after an appeals court has ruled on Trump's request for a stay pending appeal of his lawsuit - oral arguments are set for Sept. 1.
  • Reminder: The Supreme Court ruled that Trump was not immune from investigation at the local level but noted that he is permitted to challenge subpoenas for being issued in bad faith or seeking too broad a range of materials. The current legal challenges relate to the latter issues.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals voted to allow an Emoluments Clause lawsuit against Trump to continue in a lower court. The lawsuit is brought by a hotel operator and a group of restaurants, who argue that Trump's "vast, complicated and secret" business arrangements violate the Clause. Two Trump appointees and a George W. Bush appointee dissented from the ruling.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that political nonprofits must disclose the names of donors, erasing a major source of dark money contributions. The case arose from donations to the Karl Rove-founded, pro-GOP group Crossroads GPS during the 2012 campaign cycle.
CREW: “This is yet another major win in the fight against dark money in politics. Now groups that make a key type of political ad known as independent expenditures must report every contributor who gave at least $200 in the past year, as well as those who give to finance independent expenditures generally. It will be much harder for donors to anonymously contribute to groups that advertise in elections. This is a great day for transparency and democracy.”
The Manhattan DA's office argued in court filings last week that fraud charges against former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort should be reinstated. The charges - for falsifying business records to obtain millions of dollars in residential mortgage loans - were tossed out last year due to New York's double jeopardy law.
Further reading:
  • A California Superior Court judge has ordered Trump to pay $44,100 to Stormy Daniels to reimburse her attorneys' fees
  • The White House asked the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that said Trump could not block critics on Twitter.
  • More than a half-dozen cities, counties, and civil right groups sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut the 2020 census short by a month
  • A federal judge blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a new regulation that would roll back health care protections for transgender people.

Immigration news

Trump Cabinet officials voted in a 2018 White House meeting to separate migrant children. Trump's senior adviser Stephen Miller led the meeting. Those invited included AG Jeff Sessions, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, HHS Secretary Alex Azar, and newly installed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
As Nielsen had said repeatedly to other officials in the weeks leading up to the meeting, according to two former officials, the process could get messy and children could get lost in an already clogged system.
Miller saw the separation of families not as an unfortunate byproduct but as a tool to deter more immigration. According to three former officials, he had devised plans that would have separated even more children. Miller, with the support of Sessions, advocated for separating all immigrant families, even those going through civil court proceedings, the former officials said.
"If we don't enforce this, it is the end of our country as we know it," Miller said, according to the two officials.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration has set up a shadow immigration system on the U.S.-Mexico border using private contractors to detain migrant children in hotels before they are quickly sent home. This allows immigration officials to bypass the normal process that would give the children a chance to ask for asylum here.
Up and down the border, court documents show, many unaccompanied children have been held secretly in hotels for days, sometimes weeks, until they can be put on planes back to the countries they came from… [since March] the U.S. has carried out 100,000 expulsions, removing more than 2,000 unaccompanied children.
  • The ACLU filed a class-action court challenge against this policy of expelling migrant children without giving them an opportunity to seek humanitarian refuge.
Immigrant rights advocates say that Muslim detainees at a Florida facility are being served meals that include pork in violation of their religious beliefs. Since the pandemic began, the facility switched from cafeteria dining to sending plates directly to the detainees’ units. The letter says the meals regularly include pork sausage and pork ribs and other pork-based ingredients.
A judge in California ordered immediate coronavirus testing of all detainees and staff at an immigration detention center where COVID-19 was spreading for weeks while officials refused to test for the virus.
Trump proposals threaten LGBTQ asylum-seekers' hopes of refuge in U.S. Human Rights Watch wrote that the regulations "appear designed" to target three groups in particular: "Central Americans fleeing gang violence; women fleeing domestic abuse; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people."

And there’s more…

Stories that didn’t fit in the above categories.
  • The White House budget office has upended a decades-old practice on how federal agencies spend money, giving more power to political appointees to move money around. Career OMB staffers have privately expressed concern that the shift will dramatically slow down the disbursement of federal funding approved by Congress. Some career staffers have also expressed “deep suspicion” about the administration’s motives for the change.
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to comply with congressional subpoenas issued for him and for the State Department to provide information and testimony to lawmakers. Pompeo then cancelled unrelated staff-level briefings in what House Foreign Affairs Cmte. Chairman Engel called a “temper tantrum.”
    • “By producing State Department records only to the Senate as part of this investigation, which may already be soiled by Russian interference, but refusing to honor a lawful subpoena to produce them to the State Department’s committee of jurisdiction, you may intentionally or unintentionally be enabling these Russian efforts to interfere in the upcoming election. If the Department’s efforts here were truly above-board and in the national interest, you would not hesitate to provide the House Foreign Affairs Committee with the full collection of records you have produced to the Senate,” wrote Chairman Engel.
  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) signed a controversial bill that enhances penalties for certain crimes related to political protests and makes it a felony to illegally camp on state property. In Tennessee, a felony conviction automatically revokes an individual’s right to vote.
  • Forget the Trump tweets. This is the Trump action that might actually kill us: The Trump administration is scrapping limits on methane leaks, allowing oil and gas companies to decide how much of the potent greenhouse gas can escape into the atmosphere from wells, pipelines and storage tanks.
  • The Trump administration opened up or expanded hunting and fishing at nearly 150 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries, expanding hunters' ability to kill big game, migratory birds, and other animals.
  • Trump has personally pushed the head of the Federal Trade Commission to aid his crusade against alleged political bias in social media.
  • A Trump administration fetal tissue ethics panel voted to scrap 13 of 14 National Institutes of Health medical research proposals already approved for federal funding by scientists.
  • The DOJ charged a former Army Green Beret with providing information about US national defenses to Russian agents.
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2020.08.24 18:30 NBA_MOD GAME THREAD: Milwaukee Bucks (56-17) @ Orlando Magic (33-40) - (August 24, 2020)

General Information

1:29 PM Eastern Game Preview: NBA.com The Field House
0:29 PM Central Game Matchup: NBA.com Team Subreddits
-1:29 PM Mountain Play By Play: NBA.com /mkebucks
-2:29 PM Pacific Box Score: NBA.com /orlandomagic
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121 - 106
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
Location: The Field House(0), Clock:
Officials: James Capers, Courtney Kirkland and Ed Malloy
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Milwaukee Bucks 22 36 26 37 121
Orlando Magic 18 34 29 25 106
Milwaukee Bucks 121 45-91 49.5% 17-41 41.5% 14-21 66.7% 8 49 29 19 7 12 5
Orlando Magic 106 36-87 41.4% 18-45 40.0% 16-20 80.0% 5 43 26 23 7 16 6
Team Biggest Lead Longest Run PTS: In Paint PTS: Off TOs PTS: Fastbreak
Milwaukee Bucks +19 15 42 17 9
Orlando Magic +2 15 20 10 10
Team Points Rebounds Assists
Milwaukee Bucks 31 Giannis Antetokounmpo 15 Giannis Antetokounmpo 8 Giannis Antetokounmpo
Orlando Magic 31 Nikola Vucevic 11 Nikola Vucevic 7 Nikola Vucevic
Khris MiddletonSF 32:15 7-19 4-7 3-5 1 9 10 3 0 0 4 4 +15 21
Giannis AntetokounmpoPF 33:36 14-21 1-5 2-6 4 11 15 8 0 1 2 4 +20 31
Brook LopezC 31:21 4-9 2-5 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 +4 10
Wesley MatthewsSG 21:40 4-6 4-6 0-0 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 4 +5 12
Eric BledsoePG 23:58 3-11 0-2 0-0 1 5 6 5 1 1 1 1 -16 6
Marvin Williams 13:45 3-3 2-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 +5 8
Donte DiVincenzo 12:07 1-2 0-1 3-4 0 5 5 1 1 0 0 2 +1 5
George Hill 23:23 2-5 1-3 4-4 0 2 2 6 2 0 2 1 +30 9
Ersan Ilyasova 7:16 2-4 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5
Pat Connaughton 21:32 2-4 0-1 0-0 0 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 -6 4
Kyle Korver 19:02 3-7 2-6 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 +17 10
Sterling Brown 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robin Lopez 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
James Ennis IIISF 22:58 2-8 1-5 1-2 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 3 -11 6
Gary ClarkPF 26:56 4-8 4-8 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 -10 12
Nikola VucevicC 38:02 11-20 6-10 3-3 1 10 11 7 0 2 1 3 -8 31
Evan FournierSG 35:36 4-14 3-9 1-3 1 7 8 3 1 2 1 5 -5 12
Markelle FultzPG 31:27 6-15 2-4 1-1 0 5 5 7 2 0 3 6 -11 15
Khem Birch 17:37 1-3 0-0 3-3 1 4 5 1 0 0 3 2 -7 5
Wes Iwundu 10:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 -4 0
Terrence Ross 31:14 6-13 1-8 6-6 1 7 8 1 0 0 2 0 -7 19
D.J. Augustin 26:08 2-6 1-1 1-2 0 1 1 5 0 0 3 2 -12 6
Mo Bamba 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Isaac - - -
BJ Johnson 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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2020.08.22 23:00 NBA_MOD GAME THREAD: Houston Rockets (44-28) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (44-28) - (August 22, 2020)

General Information

5:59 PM Eastern Game Preview: NBA.com The Field House
4:59 PM Central Game Matchup: NBA.com Team Subreddits
3:59 PM Mountain Play By Play: NBA.com /rockets
2:59 PM Pacific Box Score: NBA.com /thunder
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107 - 119
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
Location: The Field House(0), Clock:
Officials: Leon Wood, Ed Malloy and David Guthrie
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT1 Total
Houston Rockets 29 34 19 22 3 107
Oklahoma City Thunder 23 34 21 26 15 119
Houston Rockets 107 38-92 41.3% 15-50 30.0% 16-23 69.6% 4 46 14 27 9 16 6
Oklahoma City Thunder 119 41-92 44.6% 14-41 34.1% 23-34 67.6% 7 54 20 21 8 15 6
Team Biggest Lead Longest Run PTS: In Paint PTS: Off TOs PTS: Fastbreak
Houston Rockets +12 11 46 22 7
Oklahoma City Thunder +12 12 36 16 11
Team Points Rebounds Assists
Houston Rockets 38 James Harden 10 Danuel House Jr. 8 James Harden
Oklahoma City Thunder 29 Dennis Schroder 13 Steven Adams 6 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Danuel House Jr.SF 41:42 5-10 3-6 2-4 3 7 10 0 1 0 4 3 -15 15
P.J. TuckerPF 43:55 2-7 1-5 0-0 1 7 8 0 2 0 2 5 -4 5
Robert CovingtonC 19:17 1-2 1-2 2-2 0 5 5 0 2 1 0 4 -16 5
Eric GordonSG 41:05 8-24 2-10 0-0 0 3 3 2 1 3 5 3 -29 18
James HardenPG 37:41 12-27 3-13 11-15 0 7 7 8 1 0 1 6 +6 38
Ben McLemore 17:30 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 +3 0
Jeff Green 38:23 8-13 5-8 1-2 0 7 7 3 1 2 0 3 +5 22
Austin Rivers 25:27 2-7 0-4 0-0 0 4 4 1 0 0 3 3 -10 4
Bruno Caboclo 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DeMarre Carroll 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tyson Chandler 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Clemons 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Frazier 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderSF 48:19 9-18 3-7 2-2 0 7 7 6 4 1 1 2 +13 23
Danilo GallinariPF 38:43 4-12 4-11 8-8 2 5 7 1 1 0 2 2 +10 20
Steven AdamsC 35:26 3-7 0-0 0-3 2 11 13 2 0 1 3 4 +5 6
Luguentz DortSG 36:13 3-10 0-6 3-5 2 6 8 1 0 3 2 3 +10 9
Chris PaulPG 40:50 11-20 4-6 0-1 0 6 6 5 1 1 4 5 +15 26
Nerlens Noel 12:48 0-0 0-0 3-6 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 -8 3
Dennis Schroder 39:12 10-23 2-10 7-9 1 4 5 5 2 0 3 2 +10 29
Darius Bazley 13:27 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 +5 3
Hamidou Diallo 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terrance Ferguson 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Muscala 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Abdel Nader 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andre Roberson 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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