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2020.10.25 14:01 KagsTheOneAndOnly [OC] Bubble retrospective - the Best and Worst shooters in the NBA bubble from everywhere on the floor

Source Video: The best and worst shooters in the NBA bubble from everywhere on the floor NBA on ESPN

ZONES + PLAYERS LISTED BELOW:

(with their playoff TS% + rTS% and some side notes included for added context; League-average True-Shooting % in the playoffs was 57.4 TS%, up from 56.5 TS% in the regular-season)

ZONE I: PAINT

Most Field Goals Made (FGM) from this zone: LeBron James, LAL (188 FGM, 68.1 FG%) --- 64.7 TS% (+7.3 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: You've likely heard most LeBron James playoff statistics by now, but do take a gander at this this ridiculous graph featuring 'Playoff LeBron' by Thinking Basketball on YouTube. I'm really not sure what else there is to say about LeBron at this point, so I'm just going to rattle off some numbers from his 4th championship run --- a) In the playoffs, LeBron shot 75 FG% in the restricted area, 52 FG% from floater-range, 39 FG% from midrange, and 37 3P%. b) In 2020, 35 y/o LeBron had the 3rd-highest FG%/TS%, 5th-highest Box Plus/Minus (BBRef), and highest Box-Plus-Minus (Backpicks) of his postseason career. c) LeBron finished the postseason ranked 1st in the league in playoffs Backpicks BPM, 1st in playoffs PIPM, 2nd in playoffs BBRef BPM, 2nd in playoffs WS/48, and 4th in playoffs RAPTOR. d) How LeBron scored his points: 23% of his scoring possessions were from the PnR (0.98 PPP), 23% came in Transition (1.25 PPP), 21% came in Isolation (1.05 PPP), 8% came from Spot-Up opportunities (1.17 PPP), 8% came from Post-Ups (0.98 PPP), and 4-5% came from Cuts (1.96 PPP). e) Random fact: LeBron now has the joint 4th-most 3s made in a Finals game after he made 6 in his game 5 masterpiece (40/13/7/3stls, 85TS%)
Most efficient from this zone: Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL (70.2 FG%) --- 61.0 TS% (+3.6 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: The newly-minted MVP and DPOY eviscerated Orlando (31/16/6 on 65 TS%) in the first round but looked significantly more mortal against the Miami Heat's help-heavy defense (22/11/5 on 55 TS%), which borrowed many of the paint-centric principles outlined in Toronto's "Giannis Rules" that helped successfully slow down the Greek Freak during the Raptors' title-run last season. In Giannis's defense, he seemed to have figured something out in game 4, pouring in 19 points in just 11 minutes of play. Sadly, the right ankle injury he picked up in game 3 was re-aggravated and he was unfortunately forced to leave the game (and as it turned out, the series) for good, as the most dominant, defensive-minded regular-season juggernauts since the 08 Celtics bowed out in the 2nd round of the playoffs after 5 games, in one of the most lopsided upsets in NBA history
Least efficient from this zone: Khris Middleton, MIL (39.4 FG%) --- 50.7 TS% (-6.7 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: Middleton had a career-best regular season, missing the prestigious 50-40-90 club by a literal hair (49.7/41.5/91.6 splits), averaging 21 points and 4.3 assists on sparkling efficiency (+5.5 rTS%), which, paired with his usual sturdy defense, helped Giannis lead Milwaukee to the league's best record. In doing so, he rained pullup jumpers from all over the court, particularly from the midrange (52.7 FG%), where he ranked only behind Seth Curry and Chris Paul in efficiency. In the bubble, however, he never looked quite right offensively, with a few exceptions (e.g. his incredibly clutch playoff-career-high 36/8/8 in game 4 vs Miami after Giannis went down injured to earn Milwaukee an unlikely win) ---- he was awful trying to score close to the basket (38.5 FG% in the restricted area, 33.3 FG% from floater range), and while his midrange-game remained very good (46.4 FG%), his elite 3-point-stroke regressed to simply decent (35.3 3P%, below playoff-average 36.0%). Notably, his pullup-3P% skydived from 37% in the regular-season to 31% in the playoffs. Considering his consistent defense and solid creation for teammates (6.0 assists/game), he still had a passable playoffs (0.0 BPM), but he'll be keen to have a better showing next season

ZONE II: MIDRANGE (BASELINES)

Most FGM and Most efficient from this zone: Nikola Jokić, DEN (25 FGM, 55.6 FG%) --- 61.4 TS% (+4.0 rTS%) in playoffs
Least efficient from this zone: Anthony Davis, LAL (36.4 FG%) --- 66.5 TS% (+9.1 rTS%) in playoffs

ZONE III: MIDRANGE (ELBOWS & TOP OF THE KEY)

Most FGM and Most efficient from this zone: Kemba Walker, BOS (39 FGM, 61.9 FG%) --- 57.5 TS% (+0.1 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: Despite a lingering knee-issue throughout his time in the bubble, Kemba still absolutely roasted the Sixers' drop-coverage with a tidal-wave of pullup-jumpers in the 1st-round (19.7 Game Score, 62.2 TS%) before his efficiency dipped slightly against more resilient Toronto and Miami defenses (13.1 Game Score, 55.5 TS%)
Least efficient from this zone: Russell Westbrook, HOU (24.3 FG%) --- 46.4 TS% (-11.1 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: Returning from injury and having to deal with an army of stingy LAL defenders (including running into DPOY runner-up Anthony Davis at the rim) meant that these were the worst playoffs of Westbrook's entire career, with the HOF-bound guard posting career-lows in playoff scoring efficiency (TS%/rTS%), assist-%, scoring rate (per 75), WS/48, and Box Plus/Minus. Russ was putting together a solid run before the quarantine (32/8/6 on 58 TS% in final 16 games before NBA's suspension) which he'll presumably try to replicate next season

ZONE IV: 3-POINT-LINE (CORNERS)

Most FGM in this zone: P.J. Tucker, HOU (33 FGM) --- 54.0 TS% (-3.4 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: Tucker has led the NBA in made corner 3s in each of the last 3 seasons!
Most efficient from this zone: Jae Crowder, MIA (45.3 3P%) --- 57.0 TS% (-0.4 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: Jae was the least efficient Right corner-3 shooter of the 2019-20 season prior to the shutdown (28.9 3P%, link), but sprinkled fairy-dust on himself over the quarantine break to become the most efficient corner-3 shooter in the Bubble
Least efficient from this zone: Danny Green, LAL (33.8 3P%) --- 47.3 TS% (-10.1 rTS%)
  • Side-note: Despite recent struggles, Danny was the most efficient right-corner 3 shooter of the entire 2010s decade, connecting on an incredible 45.0% of his shots from that zone

ZONE V: 3-POINT-LINE (BOTH WINGS)

Most FGM from this zone: Duncan Robinson, MIA (46 FGM) --- 63.6 TS% (+6.2 rTS%) in playoffs
Most efficient from this zone: Donovan Mitchell, UTA (56.0 3P%) --- 69.6 TS% (+12.2 rTS%) in playoffs
Least efficient from this zone: Goran Dragić, MIA (25.9 3P%) --- 54.9 TS% (-2.5 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: The Dragon's near-All-Star-level scoring and creation for Miami (21/4/5 on 56TS% as playoff starter prior to Finals G1 injury, after coming off the bench in the regular-season) during these playoffs helped push the Heat offense from very good in the regular-season (+1.9 rORTG), to near-elite in the playoffs (+3.6 prior to Finals), with the full-health Miami playoff squad posting relative offensive ratings of +4.7, +3.8, and +2.8 (against 6th-, 1st-, and 4th-ranked defenses). Dragić's shot-creation and scoring was likely missed in the Finals against an intelligent, adaptable Lakers defense that utterly smothered Miami in game 6, holding them to 36 points in the first half (L.A.'s 28-point halftime lead was the 2nd-largest ever)

ZONE VI: 3-POINT-LINE (ABOVE THE BREAK)

Most FGM from this zone: James Harden, HOU (29 FGM) --- 63.6 TS% (+6.2 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: Despite shooting only 33.3% from 3, this has likely been Harden's best statistical playoff-run since joining Houston, with The Beard posting personal postseason highs in overall scoring efficiency, assist-to-turnover ratio, and Box Plus/Minus in 2020. He was very good on the whole, even earning himself a signature defensive playoff moment in the dying moments of game 7 of the first round. Unfortunately, Harden struggled (relatively-speaking) in a do-or-die Game 4 (21/4/10/5tov, 53TS%) against the Lakers with the Rockets down 2-1, and his individual excellence in an elimination game 5 (30/6/5/6tov on 69TS%) proved too little too late as LA roared to victory behind LeBron(29pts)/Kuzma(17pts)/Morris(16pts) and Davis's defense (13pts,+29) and every Houston player outside of Harden going ice-cold (Harden: 12-20 FG, rest of Houston: 21-69 FG)
Most efficient from this zone: Jamal Murray, DEN (47.4 3P%, 27-57 FGM) --- 62.6 TS% (+5.2 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: His incredible shot-making during Denver's fairytale Conference Finals run rightfully hogs a lot of the attention, but Murray also improved his paint-finishing in the bubble, posting a mark of 60.7 paint-FG% in the playoffs, compared to 55.8 FG% in the regular-season - very good for a guard. Unlike his first-round dueling-partner Mitchell, who did most of his work on-ball as Utah's lead creator, Murray took a page out of a certain unanimous-MVP's offensive playbook, running an off-ball clinic in scoring off DHOs and off-ball screens in addition to cooking opponent teams on-ball in isolation and in the PnR. Murray, yet to play in his 1st All-Star game (though that will most likely change soon), finished his 2nd ever postseason-run sporting All-NBA level impact-metrics: 7th in playoff RAPTOR, 11th in playoff WS/48, and 14th in playoff BPM, even out-performing his All-NBA Serbian teammate in a couple of advanced numbers as he leaves the bubble as its unanimous breakout star.
Least efficient from this zone: Damian Lillard, POR (27.7 3P%, 18-65 3PA)
  • Side-note: Dame had a career-best season this year, leading the league in offensive Win-Shares/OBPM while averaging 30/4/8 on blistering +6.2 rTS% efficiency (+ doing his best Stephen Curry imitation by canning 40.1% of his 10.2 3PA/game) and dragging a heavily-injured Portland team to the playoffs in a crowded West. Lillard's Blazers posted a scorching 122.5 ORTG in their 8 regular-season bubble games (and Lillard finished as unanimous Bubble MVP), powering them to finish the season with the 3rd-best offense overall (+3.1 rORTG). In their 5 playoff games, however, injuries and the Lakers' potent playoff defense derailed Portland, causing them to finish their season with a near-league-worst 104.1 playoff ORTG (-6.7 rORTG)
Thanks for reading!
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2020.10.25 13:01 KagsTheOneAndOnly The best and worst shooters in the NBA bubble from everywhere on the floor (with added notes!)

Source Video: The best and worst shooters in the NBA bubble from everywhere on the floor NBA on ESPN

ZONES + PLAYERS LISTED BELOW:

(with their playoff TS% + rTS% and some side notes included for added context; League-average True-Shooting % in the playoffs was 57.4 TS%, up from 56.5 TS% in the regular-season)

ZONE I: PAINT

Most Field Goals Made (FGM) from this zone: LeBron James, LAL (188 FGM, 68.1 FG%) --- 64.7 TS% (+7.3 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: You've likely heard most LeBron James playoff statistics by now, but do take a gander at this this ridiculous graph featuring 'Playoff LeBron' by Thinking Basketball on YouTube. I'm really not sure what else there is to say about LeBron at this point, so I'm just going to rattle off some numbers from his 4th championship run --- a) In the playoffs, LeBron shot 75 FG% in the restricted area, 52 FG% from floater-range, 39 FG% from midrange, and 37 3P%. b) In 2020, 35 y/o LeBron had the 3rd-highest FG%/TS%, 5th-highest Box Plus/Minus (BBRef), and highest Box-Plus-Minus (Backpicks) of his postseason career. c) LeBron finished the postseason ranked 1st in the league in playoffs Backpicks BPM, 1st in playoffs PIPM, 2nd in playoffs BBRef BPM, 2nd in playoffs WS/48, and 4th in playoffs RAPTOR. d) How LeBron scored his points: 23% of his scoring possessions were from the PnR (0.98 PPP), 23% came in Transition (1.25 PPP), 21% came in Isolation (1.05 PPP), 8% came from Spot-Up opportunities (1.17 PPP), 8% came from Post-Ups (0.98 PPP), and 4-5% came from Cuts (1.96 PPP). e) Random fact: LeBron now has the joint 4th-most 3s made in a Finals game after he made 6 in his game 5 masterpiece (40/13/7/3stls, 85TS%)
Most efficient from this zone: Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL (70.2 FG%) --- 61.0 TS% (+3.6 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: The newly-minted MVP and DPOY eviscerated Orlando (31/16/6 on 65 TS%) in the first round but looked significantly more mortal against the Miami Heat's help-heavy defense (22/11/5 on 55 TS%), which borrowed many of the paint-centric principles outlined in Toronto's "Giannis Rules" that helped successfully slow down the Greek Freak during the Raptors' title-run last season. In Giannis's defense, he seemed to have figured something out in game 4, pouring in 19 points in just 11 minutes of play. Sadly, the right ankle injury he picked up in game 3 was re-aggravated and he was unfortunately forced to leave the game (and as it turned out, the series) for good, as the most dominant, defensive-minded regular-season juggernauts since the 08 Celtics bowed out in the 2nd round of the playoffs after 5 games, in one of the most lopsided upsets in NBA history
Least efficient from this zone: Khris Middleton, MIL (39.4 FG%) --- 50.7 TS% (-6.7 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: Middleton had a career-best regular season, missing the prestigious 50-40-90 club by a literal hair (49.7/41.5/91.6 splits), averaging 21 points and 4.3 assists on sparkling efficiency (+5.5 rTS%), which, paired with his usual sturdy defense, helped Giannis lead Milwaukee to the league's best record. In doing so, he rained pullup jumpers from all over the court, particularly from the midrange (52.7 FG%), where he ranked only behind Seth Curry and Chris Paul in efficiency. In the bubble, however, he never looked quite right offensively, with a few exceptions (e.g. his incredibly clutch playoff-career-high 36/8/8 in game 4 vs Miami after Giannis went down injured to earn Milwaukee an unlikely win) ---- he was awful trying to score close to the basket (38.5 FG% in the restricted area, 33.3 FG% from floater range), and while his midrange-game remained very good (46.4 FG%), his elite 3-point-stroke regressed to simply decent (35.3 3P%, below playoff-average 36.0%). Notably, his pullup-3P% skydived from 37% in the regular-season to 31% in the playoffs. Considering his consistent defense and solid creation for teammates (6.0 assists/game), he still had a passable playoffs (0.0 BPM), but he'll be keen to have a better showing next season

ZONE II: MIDRANGE (BASELINES)

Most FGM and Most efficient from this zone: Nikola Jokić, DEN (25 FGM, 55.6 FG%) --- 61.4 TS% (+4.0 rTS%) in playoffs
Least efficient from this zone: Anthony Davis, LAL (36.4 FG%) --- 66.5 TS% (+9.1 rTS%) in playoffs

ZONE III: MIDRANGE (ELBOWS & TOP OF THE KEY)

Most FGM and Most efficient from this zone: Kemba Walker, BOS (39 FGM, 61.9 FG%) --- 57.5 TS% (+0.1 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: Despite a lingering knee-issue throughout his time in the bubble, Kemba still absolutely roasted the Sixers' drop-coverage with a tidal-wave of pullup-jumpers in the 1st-round (19.7 Game Score, 62.2 TS%) before his efficiency dipped slightly against more resilient Toronto and Miami defenses (13.1 Game Score, 55.5 TS%)
Least efficient from this zone: Russell Westbrook, HOU (24.3 FG%) --- 46.4 TS% (-11.1 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: Returning from injury and having to deal with an army of stingy LAL defenders (including running into DPOY runner-up Anthony Davis at the rim) meant that these were the worst playoffs of Westbrook's entire career, with the HOF-bound guard posting career-lows in playoff scoring efficiency (TS%/rTS%), assist-%, scoring rate (per 75), WS/48, and Box Plus/Minus. Russ was putting together a solid run before the quarantine (32/8/6 on 58 TS% in final 16 games before NBA's suspension) which he'll presumably try to replicate next season

ZONE IV: 3-POINT-LINE (CORNERS)

Most FGM in this zone: P.J. Tucker, HOU (33 FGM) --- 54.0 TS% (-3.4 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: Tucker has led the NBA in made corner 3s in each of the last 3 seasons!
Most efficient from this zone: Jae Crowder, MIA (45.3 3P%) --- 57.0 TS% (-0.4 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: Jae was the least efficient Right corner-3 shooter of the 2019-20 season prior to the shutdown (28.9 3P%, link), but sprinkled fairy-dust on himself over the quarantine break to become the most efficient corner-3 shooter in the Bubble
Least efficient from this zone: Danny Green, LAL (33.8 3P%) --- 47.3 TS% (-10.1 rTS%)
  • Side-note: Despite recent struggles, Danny was the most efficient right-corner 3 shooter of the entire 2010s decade, connecting on an incredible 45.0% of his shots from that zone

ZONE V: 3-POINT-LINE (BOTH WINGS)

Most FGM from this zone: Duncan Robinson, MIA (46 FGM) --- 63.6 TS% (+6.2 rTS%) in playoffs
Most efficient from this zone: Donovan Mitchell, UTA (56.0 3P%) --- 69.6 TS% (+12.2 rTS%) in playoffs
Least efficient from this zone: Goran Dragić, MIA (25.9 3P%) --- 54.9 TS% (-2.5 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: The Dragon's near-All-Star-level scoring and creation for Miami (21/4/5 on 56TS% as playoff starter prior to Finals G1 injury, after coming off the bench in the regular-season) during these playoffs helped push the Heat offense from very good in the regular-season (+1.9 rORTG), to near-elite in the playoffs (+3.6 prior to Finals), with the full-health Miami playoff squad posting relative offensive ratings of +4.7, +3.8, and +2.8 (against 6th-, 1st-, and 4th-ranked defenses). Dragić's shot-creation and scoring was likely missed in the Finals against an intelligent, adaptable Lakers defense that utterly smothered Miami in game 6, holding them to 36 points in the first half (L.A.'s 28-point halftime lead was the 2nd-largest ever)

ZONE VI: 3-POINT-LINE (ABOVE THE BREAK)

Most FGM from this zone: James Harden, HOU (29 FGM) --- 63.6 TS% (+6.2 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: Despite shooting only 33.3% from 3, this has likely been Harden's best statistical playoff-run since joining Houston, with The Beard posting personal postseason highs in overall scoring efficiency, assist-to-turnover ratio, and Box Plus/Minus in 2020. He was very good on the whole, even earning himself a signature defensive playoff moment in the dying moments of game 7 of the first round. Unfortunately, Harden struggled (relatively-speaking) in a do-or-die Game 4 (21/4/10/5tov, 53TS%) against the Lakers with the Rockets down 2-1, and his individual excellence in an elimination game 5 (30/6/5/6tov on 69TS%) proved too little too late as LA roared to victory behind LeBron(29pts)/Kuzma(17pts)/Morris(16pts) and Davis's defense (13pts,+29) and every Houston player outside of Harden going ice-cold (Harden: 12-20 FG, rest of Houston: 21-69 FG)
Most efficient from this zone: Jamal Murray, DEN (47.4 3P%, 27-57 FGM) --- 62.6 TS% (+5.2 rTS%) in playoffs
  • Side-note: His incredible shot-making during Denver's fairytale Conference Finals run rightfully hogs a lot of the attention, but Murray also improved his paint-finishing in the bubble, posting a mark of 60.7 paint-FG% in the playoffs, compared to 55.8 FG% in the regular-season - very good for a guard. Unlike his first-round dueling-partner Mitchell, who did most of his work on-ball as Utah's lead creator, Murray took a page out of a certain unanimous-MVP's offensive playbook, running an off-ball clinic in scoring off DHOs and off-ball screens in addition to cooking opponent teams on-ball in isolation and in the PnR. Murray, yet to play in his 1st All-Star game (though that will most likely change soon), finished his 2nd ever postseason-run sporting All-NBA level impact-metrics: 7th in playoff RAPTOR, 11th in playoff WS/48, and 14th in playoff BPM, even out-performing his All-NBA Serbian teammate in a couple of advanced numbers as he leaves the bubble as its unanimous breakout star.
Least efficient from this zone: Damian Lillard, POR (27.7 3P%, 18-65 3PA)
  • Side-note: Dame had a career-best season this year, leading the league in offensive Win-Shares/OBPM while averaging 30/4/8 on blistering +6.2 rTS% efficiency (+ doing his best Stephen Curry imitation by canning 40.1% of his 10.2 3PA/game) and dragging a heavily-injured Portland team to the playoffs in a crowded West. Lillard's Blazers posted a scorching 122.5 ORTG in their 8 regular-season bubble games (and Lillard finished as unanimous Bubble MVP), powering them to finish the season with the 3rd-best offense overall (+3.1 rORTG). In their 5 playoff games, however, injuries and the Lakers' potent playoff defense derailed Portland, causing them to finish their season with a near-league-worst 104.1 playoff ORTG (-6.7 rORTG)
Thanks for reading!
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2020.10.25 01:15 mardabx After update to v82.0, my primary FF cannot load anything and crashes after regular quit.

Below I'm posting what crash handler keeps spitting out. Standard troubleshooting methods did not help, that's why I'm here.
Also, not even Safe Mode works.
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WR- OMTP? OMTP+4 libGL.so.1? libGL.so.1+ xpcom_runtime_abort(###!!! 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2020.10.14 04:16 Throw6away6user6 100K GIVEAWAY - ✏️DRAWN TO MOOD BOARDS!✏️

LINK TO ENTRY (https://imgur.com/a/fV9JB6K)
I'm not entirely sure if my entry is allowed, but I didn't see anything against drawings so I'm shooting my shot! If I'm disqualified I totally understand, no hard feelings! Also this is my first Reddit post, so I'm not that great at formatting yet and I'm not sure where to add pictures :( *Fingers crossed that I uploaded this correctly\*
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Background :

Drawn to mood boards, haha get it, cause it's drawn like with a pencil and drawn as to be drawn to something. I'm so lame lol. Anyways, remember how as a young kid you loved dress up games (and still do) well I wanted to recreate that feeling with my artist hands and put together some outfits I would like to wear if I was bold.
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OUTFIT #1 :

*MINI REVIEW\*
Where can I start? This bag is literally incredible! The original owner said it was originally bought in a physical store in Guangzhou, China so I sadly do not know what factory it was sourced from. (If I did, I'd definitely buy like hundreds of theses bags from them) Comparing to the fashionphile link, I can't say anything is really call-outable but I've also never touched an authentic Hermes bag or seen one out in the wild before. The bag does look handstitched with slanted stitching. The Epsom Leather does feel a little tough but I'm not sure if AUTH feels that way and the strap seems a little flimsy at times (-0.5) Also the "S" in Hermes on the stamping is floating a little bit (-0.5)
Overall I'd definitely buy this bag again, I honestly do adore everything about it, it is so roomy and I love the inside pockets! This purse started a long time love affair with the Constance bag <3
I would totally recommend this purse!🤩
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OUTFIT #2 :

*MINI REVIEW\*
This Bag is definitely a mid tier rep for sure. I luckily don't know a single person who own auth Chanel so I don't mind bringing it out with me, but if I did, I don't think I'd bring this bag around them. The hardware is definitely wrong in a lot places, the "C"s seem a little too thick and close to the edges.(-2) Also on a lighter note Bank seemed to fix the strap's snakehead so now it's actually pointed at the end. The leather seems a little dry. (-1)
I would recommend this purse if you wanted a cheaper alternative! 😊
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OUTFIT #3 :

*MINI REVIEW\*
Well you definitely get what you pay for.
I'm not gonna go into much detail on this one for obvious reasons, but I will say that this was my first rep and at the time and all I cared about was if it was cheap and if the monogram was lined up right. It was both of those things so It was a great bag at the time!
I would definitely not recommend this purse!🙃
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The Dream Outfit #4 :

This was just outfit I did for fun for my dream replica! Some day I'll own this beautiful bag, but I'm pretty sure a baby like this costs $10,000 - $15,000 range for a SYmode rep. Which is way cheaper than original price, but still far out of my price range for something I'm just gonna shove gum wrappers and tampons into.
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Good Luck To Everyone Who Joined! Ask me anything below!
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2020.10.10 19:57 wrecxy Poor Charlie's Almanack - Investing's finest book

Charles Thomas Munger is an investor, business, real estate attorney & philanthropist.


He is the vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by Warren Buffett, who has described him as his investing partner.
In his book, “Poor Charlie’s Almanack” he shares his experience and wisdom for stock market investors:

Starting with the don’ts:


When amateurs play tennis, they win because of shooting the fewest shots in the net & missing the least, rather than fast or skilled shots. Charlie always believes in trying not to be stupid consistently, staying within one’s circle of competence & having an informational edge.
The best way to invest using this approach is to choose what stocks to avoid.
Charlie & Warren did not invest in technology companies. Thus, they did miss out on a lot of opportunities, but they sailed through economic recessions & made lesser mistakes during the dot com era.

Lollapalooza:


Charlie is known for coining the term “Lollapalooza Effect” which symbolizes extraordinary outcomes. A Lollapalooza effect happens when the outcome is bigger than the sum of its counterparts.
One positive effect enhances the power of the next one.
Coca-Cola, as it had a great product, powerful stimulants, clever marketing, availability & social proofing was able to achieve a lollapalooza.

Learning from other’s mistakes:


Charlie believes that not learning from other people’s mistakes & focusing totally on learning from your own is a recipe for great misery.

Becoming an all-rounder:

Investing & analyzing a company’s future prospects is a form of problem-solving, that requires multi-disciplinary approach companies are often like complicated organisms, with aspects that will affect the company’s future cash flow.
To be a successful investor, you will require many tools that are readily available.
Just as multiple factors shape almost every system, multiple models from a variety of disciplines, applied with fluency are needed to understand that system.

Charlies’ Investing Checklist:

Charlie says that no wise pilot, no matter his talent & experience, fails to use his checklist.
Here are the elements of his checklist:

Risk:

Use a margin of safety, and more risk = additional compensation. Avoid big mistakes.

Independence:

Think for yourself. The correctness of your analysis does not depend on people’s opinions & vice-versa. Following the herd will give you the results of the herd.

Intellectual humility:

Stay within your circle of competence and identify, think through evidence. And, remember, never fool yourself.

Allocation:

There is always an opportunity cost for anything.
When the odds are in your favor, bet heavily. Additionally, stay skeptical about your investments.

Patience:

Never interrupt the compound interest and enjoy the process. Guard against self-pride and boredom.

Decisiveness:

Be fearful when others are greedy when others are fearful. Seize the opportunity while staying prepared.
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2020.10.04 09:58 Vunoem 100K Giveaway- HIGH LIMIT Replica Jackpot!

When I stumbled across Repladies, I quite literally hit the jackpot. Im sure many of you can relate. Over the past three years i have become an addict. Buying reps is always a gamble... will dave seize it?... will i be bait and switched? ...is this TB garment going to fit me or is it dog-sized? ....will it be 1:1? This game of uncertainty and risk is what inspired my post. I have tried to build each outfit completely out of my favorite rep items. Repladies has been with me through my many many style changes and I wanted to pay homage to each “replady phase” I’ve went through.
Want to play the Repladies Jackpot for yourself?
Take a chance...play the game...click here to decide your REP FATE! Remember your symbols and check out their corresponding pages. If you’ve rolled 3 symbols in a row…I believe the rep gods are telling you to treat yourself! Now that you’ve spun, let’s see what you’ve won!

if you just want the moodboards...keep scrolling... (sorry it's long)

Hypebae

When I found RL, I was living in sunny Los Angeles, living my extra life among the rich and famous. These orders were made at the height of logomania (and yes….I wore this outfit many times and still do when I want to F L E X)
Gucci GG jacquard jogging pant
-Seller: LY Factory (WeChat: SIXHP01)
-Factory: Not Disclosed
-Price: ¥599
-My Photo: here
-My Thoughts: These pants are not for the faint of heart. They are LOUD. I bought a few different pairs before finding these, and im the happiest accuracy/quality wise with this pair. The fabric content on these is correct, they’re nice and weighty and the pattern lines up everywhere it needs to. 10/10 recommend.

Gucci Dionysus GG supreme super mini bag
-Seller: Bank
-Factory: Not Disclosed
-Price: $75 *part of a larger order, I believe I may have gotten a discount
-My Photo: here
-My Thoughts: I LOVE this bag. My friends have auth and this one is indistinguishable when placed side by side. It doesn’t fit much (I carry my car keys, iPhone X, ID&CC, slim hand sanitizer & Glossier lip balm with NO ROOM to spare) I also like how you can covert this bag into a fannypack/waistbag using the key clip. 10/10 recommend.

Non-Rep Items:
Babaton sculpt knit tank (here’s mine)
-You could honestly sub any white shirt. I’ll occasionally wear a cropped boxy tee, tank top or strappy crop top.
Gucci Velvet Fur Princetown Slide (here's mine)
-TS Linda, TS Zippy and Tong have all been wonderful when buying princetowns in the past!

Lounge

RL has afforded me many luxuries, and my bank account a massive break. This community has enabled me to live my life more comfortably, build better spending habits and a bigger savings. I learned more valuable tips about money management and budgeting than i can count. Now... because of that, I can finally put my feet up and CHILL. Heres to my favorite comfy outfit!
Yeezy Season 6 sweatshirt
-Seller: TB Link
-Factory: N/A, from Taobao
-Price: ¥230
-My Photo: here
-My Thoughts: I purchased this for my boyfriend and immediately purchased one for myself after his arrived. The weight of this hoodie… incredible. It comes fully branded and is oh so soft. 10/10 Solid rep.

Yeezy Season 6 nylon slides
-Seller: TB Link
-Factory: N/A, from Taobao
-Price: ¥188
-My Photo: here
-My Thoughts: They may be fugly but DAMN are these slides comfy. As a short lady, I appreciate the 1.5 inch height boost. These have upped my supermarket game immensely. Quality-wise these are on par with auth. Accuracy-wise, I see no difference.

Non-Rep Items:
Skims Cotton rib tank (here’s mine)
Skims bike shorts (here’s mine)

Date Night

Dress to IMPRESS. Or is it dress to intimidate? Either way, all of us like to look and feel HOT. This is my bad bitch outfit, my kill a man outfit, the “I’m ordering the whole fucking menu” outfit. This outfit tells your date 3 things- you’re hot shit, that he needs to spoil you more than you spoil yourself, and that you’re an independent woman who needs no ones help.
OI Silk Set
-Seller: TB Link
-Factory: N/A, from Taobao
-Price: ¥488
-My Photo: here
-My Thoughts: This is a real silk top and is one of my favorite finds. This piece runs TTS. 10/10 recommend. You could also substitute the famous TB silk cami.

Hermes Mini Kelly II
-Seller: NON-TS UB
-Factory: UB Factory
-Price: $650 *Including DHL shipping
-My Photo: here
-My Thoughts: I loooove my mini K. If you’re wondering what fits, I carry my phone, a stuffed cardholder, car keys, lip gloss, flat hand sanitizer and sunglasses(no case). You truly can’t go wrong with buying one of these from UB. Ive had mine for over a year and she’s still perfect.

Cartier rings
-Seller: TS Li/Wenzhi
-Factory: Unknown
-Price: ¥2000 for love rings from Li, $600 for JUC from Wenzhi
-My Photo: here
-My Thoughts: I love my love rings (wow…) from Li and I think that they are just the same as Wenzhi’s for $30 less. However, my JUC from Wenzhi is much more accurate than the one from Li. You can read my review here. I want to give honorable mentions to u/angelineblu for her review of Li's love ring, and u/shermainey for her review of Wenzhi's version. You honestly cannot go wrong with 18k from any of our TS, but these review may help steer you in the direction that is right for you.

Non-Rep Items:
Your fav black jeans (here’s mine)
-I usually buy my jeans from The Real Real. I’ve gotten jeans for as low as $13, which ends up being cheaper than ordering off of Taobao. Shipping for TT costs $12, so I recommend buying a few things at a time.
Your fav leather jacket (here’s mine)
-Peltiano makes an amazing rep of this jacket! Heres a link to a review from u/zhene
Your fav over the knee boots (here’s mine)
-I scored these Saint Laurent boots on Ebay after hitting a wall trying to find them from a TS. (It was summertime and I was too impatient to wait) You can purchase these from TS Zippy now for >$200. I love how they can be worn straight as a OTK glam look, or scrunched down for a casual, rockstar look.

Rich Auntie

It’s 15 years from now. You have no kids. You’re the cool wine aunt that occasionally comes back to the country for a brief visit before leaving for another long, exotic vacation. You bring expensive gifts to your less fortunate family members and ruin every family party by drinking too much. You have no commitments, and a suspicious amount of money.
Famous TB Silk Cami
-Seller: TB Link
-Factory: N/A, from Taobao
-Price: ¥58
-My Photo: here
-My Thoughts: Do we really need to talk about this? It’s not real silk, but it’s cheap and actually pretty good quality-wise. Size up 1-2 times, more if you’re busty. (Im usually a XS-S, Ordered size M and it fits great)

Hermes Birkin 25
-Seller: NON-TS DDmode
-Factory: Unknown/DDmode’s factory
-Price: ¥4500
-My Photo: here
-My Thoughts: I have had good experiences overall with DDmode. IMO, she has the best shape for b25’s. You can read my latest review here. I personally love my bags, but if you would rather not take so much of a risk I would recommend ordering from UB or Symode.

VCA Alhambra Bracelets/Earrings
-Seller: TS Li
-Factory: Undisclosed/Li’s factory
-Price: ¥5500 for pave sweet Alhambra bracelet, ¥4500 for vintage Alhambra bracelet, ¥1500 for sweet Alhambra earrings
-My Photo: Bracelet , Earrings
-My Thoughts: I’ve purchased quite a few 18K pieces and Li is my favorite seller to work with. The price:quality ratio is amazing. I think I will always buy my VCA from her, as it is incredibly accurate. There are plenty of reviews for her jewelry, my favorites from u/jamjamstyle , u/fdimple and u/haalo are linked here, here & here.

Non-Rep Items:
Theory dress pants (here’s mine)
-I purchased mine from The Real Real, but there are some grey-market links floating around for Taobao.
Louboutin Firmamma Ankle Boots (here’s mine)
-Mine are Auth, but Tong sells these and they look amazing/identical in her PSP videos that she posts on WeChat.

Subtle Flex

This is my go to brunch outfit. It’s the perfect amount of flex. An IYKYK flex.
Acne Studios Reverse Logo Tee
-Seller: The link for this particular style is dead, but here’s some similar options. Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
-Factory: N/A, from Taobao
-Price: ¥103-245
-My Photo: here
-My Thoughts: This is my favorite basic shirt from TB. I have worn this to death. Im gutted that the link is dead, but I have ordered from Topacney and the other store before and can 100% vouch for their quality. I think that the Navid Tee tucked in would be super cute.

Saint Laurent Baby Sac De Jour
-Seller: NON-TS Annie
-Factory: Unknown…this was ordered many WeChat accounts ago
-Price: Again, unknown due to no WeChat records. I estimate it was around $250-300
-My Photo: here
-My Thoughts: This was my first rep ever. I have a soft spot for her. The SDJ is the Birkin’s little sister. She’s classy, but not flashy. Not to mention you can fit SO MUCH...(click here)

Celine Edge Sunglasses
-Seller: TS Zippy
-Factory: Not Disclosed
-Price: $65 *not including shipping
-My Photo: here
-My Thoughts: I purchased this after reading this review from u/agasurf. These are gorgeous, and id totally recommend them. I’m planning on using a gold leaf pen on the hinges to correct that accuracy flaw. Ive noticed that when I’m driving with these glasses on, the windshields of cars behind me appear to be black/purple. I don’t know if this is a batch flaw or if it’s just me and my bad eyes. Keep this in mind if you intend to use these while driving.

Louboutin Viera Lace-up Sneakers
-Seller: Tong
-Factory: Not Disclosed
-Price: ¥900+340 DHL shipping
-My Photo: here
-My Thoughts: LOVE. I’ve ordered these off of TB as well as from Tong. These are the most comfortable sneakers I own aside from my Golden Goose’s. I would totally recommend these for anyone looking for a simple sneaker.
Non-Rep Items:
Your fav blue jeans (here’s mine)


Wow. We're finally at the end. I just want to say thank you to ALL OF YOU for making RL the amazing community that it is today. Let's make sure to keep it that way!
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2020.09.22 21:26 Doges_Best_Friend NFT hidden gem with HUGE partners and advisors already signed

A NFT (non-fungible token) blockchain project called VIMWorld (www.VIMWorld.com) will allow for all types of gaming including older Board games and newer AAA games to store game IP in a NFT. The NFT's are called VIMS which are linked into the ecosystem VIMWorld, and the token used is called EHrT (Eight Hours Token) currently available on Bitrue (rumor - new exchange listing is imminent, maybe Binance). Game developers and Partners can quickly utilize the NFT VIM and integrate their IP which is then stored on the blockchain and can be used across games including their already selling product called the PlayTable (www.playtable.com).
The team just paid out $250 ad-hoc rewards to their S-Tier node holders, not part of the VIMPool rewards which will be released soon paying out 5% every 2 weeks of all $EHrTs spent in the gaming ecosystem.
A VIM can be described as Virtually Integrated Metadata which is the core of the 8Hours (www.8hoursfoundation.org) platform meta system that is built on VeChainThor blockchain and stores metdata such as data and transaction history and functions as a memory capsule, a collectible, a digital wallet (storing $EHrTs, the token) and a tool for game play and human connection. VIMS can also be linked to a physical object in the real world.
Partners
Advisors to the project include:
  1. Glen Schofield - Prolific name in AAA game industry, 3x Call of Duty, grossing $1B+
  2. Sean Barger - Gaming industry veteran who has published over 55 titles, most notably "Tetris"
  3. Kris Alexander - Chief Strategist at Akami, Built business from $0 to $100M+
  4. Jateen Parekh - First employee worked on the Kindle project. Co-founded Jelli and was acquired by the largest media company, iHeartMedia.
  5. Shen Bo - Founding partner of Fenbushi. He is with Bitcoin and DACs. He first worked with Shanghai Huaji Internet Holding as CEO
  6. Kai Huang - Co-creator of the multi-billion dollar Guitar Hero franchise, and co-founder of RedOctane.
  7. Ray Hatoyama - Ex-Pokemon advisor, Ex-Hello Kitty CEO and director of LINE and Mitsubishi
  8. Michael Katz - with 25 years experience in the video game entertainment sector. Industry experience includes Mattel, Coleco, (Donkey Kong and Pacman), Atari’s video game division, President of SEGA Entertainment USA.
Competitors:
enjin coin is more of a market place to buy gaming items whereas 8Hours aims to store your gaming life/history on an NFT which is unique and can contain special colored tokens/companions which add to the value of it and utilized across games on any device where a partner has integrated their IP.

From an AMA with CEO John Dempsey of 8Hours Foudation, this stood out for me: "we're under NDA for several major companies with big household name brands. These are companies that everyone is familiar with and we can flood their communities with our EHrTs and VIMs. We can't name any right now, but these titles are under development. We've already worked with huge board game brands like Asmodee for Catan and Ticket to Ride. Our partnership deals are being made to create revenue, which we are feeding back into the ecosystem to create more and more value. Larger IPs are being signed which aren't board games, but a greater firt for EHrTs and the VIM economy in general. We do work with smaller indie firms, too, for the creation of unique content (over a dozen developers have submitted / created games for PlayTable)

Circulating Supply - 1,854,037,961
Max Supply - 10,000,000,000
Market Cap - $27,549,886
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2020.09.21 20:06 OatmealGaruma Over correcting beginners might do more harm than good.

I'm working on research for my master's thesis (trying to do a study on judo tangentially related to this topic) but I came across a study that confirms something I've anecdotally observed and that I wanted to share here. You can read the study for yourself if you'd like (see below), but basically, they compared different groups of beginners trying to learn o soto gari. One group received feedback on their performance every time, one group received feedback when their throw would have scored a yuko or less, and one group received feedback when their throw would have scored a wazari or less.
To summarize the findings of the study: the more feedback a group received, the more difficulty they appeared to have learning the technique. Particularly at retention (a test done some time after most of the practice is completed, in this case 24 hours after the last practice.) The (proposed) reasons? When you receive too much feedback on a skill you don't yet understand you 1. Become overwhelmed with the amount of information you're being given, and can't apply it, and 2. Don't develop your own internal error recognition and correction mechanisms. You don't learn to identify a good or bad throw on your own, and so struggle to self correct.
This might be something that is intuitively obvious to a lot of people, but I've seen my fair share of high ranks that get partnered with a new guy and then take a time out to lecture him on every single thing he could improve after every single attempt. It might be better to let people "get some reps in" before jumping in with the corrections. Help them out if they're way off, but if they've got something pretty good going, maybe leave them with their own thoughts for a minute.

Source: de Souza Lopes1ABCD, C., Ishii2D, T., & Vieira1AC, M. M. (2018). Effects of the bandwidth knowledge of performance in the acquisition of a judo motor skill.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marcio_Vieira7/publication/335490187_Effects_of_the_bandwidth_knowledge_of_performance_in_the_acquisition_of_a_judo_motor_skill/links/5d7d2f3ca6fdcc2f0f6fb2aa/Effects-of-the-bandwidth-knowledge-of-performance-in-the-acquisition-of-a-judo-motor-skill.pdf
Just a heads up the English isn't incredible here, so it can be a little difficult to parse what they're saying at times. Also, it seems to me that there's an error with Figure 2, it seems to me that the display for the NBG and the WBG is swapped, based on what the text is saying.
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2020.09.17 09:04 removalbot 09-17 07:04 - '## Sports Affiliated Voting Initiatives: NBA / [Vote: NBA arenas & facilities being used for 2020 election] / [RISE to Vote]: RISE to Vote is a nonpartisan initiative of RISE that partners with sports teams, leagu...' by /u/brain_overclocked removed from /r/politics within 3-13min

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Sports Affiliated Voting Initiatives: NBA

[Vote: NBA arenas & facilities being used for 2020 election]1
[RISE to Vote]2 : RISE to Vote is a nonpartisan initiative of RISE that partners with sports teams, leagues and athletes to improve civic engagement in our country.
Early Voters: for some states only certain precincts can vote at the stadiums, make sure you check ahead of time.
[Know How To Vote]3 , and [Check Your Deadlines]4
Team City State Location Events Other
[Atlanta Hawks]5 Atlanta GA [State Farm Arena]6 Early voting location for Fulton County residents only for the Presidential General Election and Special Election, Oct. 12-30. This location is for early voting only, and will not be open during election day. [Voter registration competition with Golden State Warriors.]7
[Brooklyn Nets]8 Brooklyn NY [Barclays Center]9 Will host voters for Early Voting, Oct. 24 – Nov. 1, and on Election Day, Nov. 3. [Social Justice Commitment Statement]10
[Charlotte Hornets]11 Charlotte NC [Spectrum Center]12 Will host early voting for the 2020 elections from October 15 – 31. Voting hours will be 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. [Swarm the Polls]13
[Cleveland Cavaliers]14 Cleveland OH [Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse]15 Will host National Voter’s Registration Day, September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Polling location for Nov. 3rd election for registered voters residing in precincts I, L and Q in Cleveland’s Ward 3. [National Voters Registration Day]16
[Dallas Mavericks]17 Dallas TX [American Airlines Center]18 Will host as a polling location for the Nov. 3rd election. [VOTE Mavs Take Action!]19
[Detroit Pistons]20 Detroit MI [Henry Ford Performance Center]21 Will host as a voting center for the Nov. 3rd election. [Get In the Game. VOTE.]22
[Houston Rockets]23 Houston TX [Toyota Center]24 Will be open to any registered voter in Harris County from Oct. 13-30 and on Election Day, Nov. 3. Hours of operation will run seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. N/A
[Golden State Warriors]25 Oakland, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz CA [Oakland Facility, Kaiser Permanente Arena, Thrive City]26 Oakland Facility and Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz will both serve as polling sites and ballot drop-off locations on Election Day, November 3, 2020. The Oakland Facility will also serve as a poll worker training location. Thrive City will serve as a ballot drop-off location for San Francisco County voters from October 31 through November 3. [Voter registration competition with Atlanta Hawks.]27
[Indiana Pacers]28 Indianapolis IN [Bankers Life Fieldhouse]29 If you are registered to vote in Marion County then you can go to Bankers Life Filedhouse to vote on Nov. 3rd. N/A
[LA Clippers]30 Inglewood CA [The Forum]31 Voters will be able to vote in person or drop off mail-in ballots at the Forum from October 24 - November 3. N/A
[Los Angeles Lakers]32 Los Angeles CA [Staples Center]33 Voters can cast their ballot at beginning Friday, October 30 through Election Day, November 3. Will also act as a Vote by Mail Drop Box location for those who prefer to drop off their voted mail-in ballot in an official drop box provided by the L.A. County Registrar's office. [More Than A Vote]34 is spearheaded by LeBron James.
[Milwaukee Bucks]35 Milwaukee WI [Fiserv Forum]36 From Oct. 20 through Nov. 1, the City of Milwaukee announced that voters may cast their ballots in-person at Fiserv Forum for the Nov. 3 election. N/A
[New York Knicks]37 New York City NY [Madison Square Garden]38 Manhattan voters who are assigned to Madison Square Garden can vote early from October 24th thru November 1st with varying hours, including weekends, early morning and evening hour options. Voting booths will be located at Madison Square Garden’s Chase Square, at the 7th Avenue entrance between 31st and 33rd Streets in New York, NY. N/A
[Oklahoma City Thunder]39 Oklahoma City OK [Chesapeake Energy Arena]40 As part of the program, the Thunder will hold voter registration drives inside Chesapeake Energy Arena every Saturday from Sept.12 - Oct. 4, leading up to the Oct. 9 deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. [Thunder Vote]41
[Orlando Magic]42 Orlando FL [Amway Center]43 Will be open on September 22 for voter registration. This will also take place inside the Disney Atrium from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The facility will be open starting October 19 – November 1, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on the north side of Amway Center at the Church Street entrance inside the Disney Atrium. All registered voters from Orange County will be able to cast their ballot. [Get Off the Bench. Get Into the Game. VOTE]44
[Philadelphia 76ers]45 Philadelphia PA [Wells Fargo Center]46 Undecided [Vote 76]47
[Phoenix Suns]48 Pheonix AZ [Veterans Memorial Coliseum]49 Will serve as a voting center and early voting ballot drop location. A date is still in the works to accept early ballots. N/A
[Sacramento Kings]50 Sacramento CA [Golden 1 Center]51 Will be open to the public leading up to the General Election, October 24 to November 3. N/A
[San Antonio Spurs]52 San Antonio TX [AT&T Center]53 Will serve as an early voting site from Oct. 13-30 and Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3 N/A
[Utah Jazz]54 Salt Lake City UT [Vivint Arena]55 Will serve as polling stations for the General Election on Nov. 3 as an alternative to people unable to vote by mail. N/A
[Washington Wizards]56 Washington DC [Capital One ]57 Will be open for Early Voting, which runs Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – Monday, November 2, 2020. The hours for Early Voting are 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Capital One Arena will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. [Rep the District and Vote]58
[Minnesota Timberwolves]59 Minneapolis-Saint Paul MN N/A N/A [Pack the Vote]60
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2020.09.01 06:33 CielSchwab Excerpt from Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Q2 letter

Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd.
On July 22nd, Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd. (“PSTH”) completed a $4 billion IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. We designed PSTH to be the most investor- and merger-friendly SPAC in the world. Apparently investors agreed, as we had more than $12 billion of demand for the off ering when we stopped marketing the IPO on the second day of the road show. We capped the IPO at $4 billion, which, when added to the Pershing Square funds’ minimum $1 billion commitment, created the largest blank check company in the world.
We capped the size of the public off ering so that we would not materially limit the potential universe of merger candidates in which our shareholders would, via a merger, become a minority owner of the newly public company. We are seeking to own a minority interest in the newly merged company because we believe our willingness to be a minority owner will diff erentiate PSTH from the substantial majority of other private equity and strategic buyers who require control, and are therefore prepared to pay a substantial control premium.
Sellers are much more price sensitive when selling 100% or even a controlling interest in their business for obvious reasons. A seller’s price sensitivity declines, however, when they are selling a smaller interest that allows them to achieve other important strategic objectives. We therefore expect that a potential PSTH merger partner will be much less price-sensitive in a transaction in which it, in effect, sells a minority interest in a merger with PSTH, which also allows it to raise $5 billion of equity capital and retain control of a newly public New York Stock Exchange listed company. In fact, the smaller the interest they are selling, the lesser the price sensitivity, which makes mergers with larger companies more likely to come on more advantaged terms than with smaller companies. PSTH’s targeting of companies that are multiples of its size is designed to enable it to acquire a minority interest in the newly merged company at an attractive valuation.
We have always believed that SPACs are interesting investment constructs. We have had an excellent experience and strong investment results from the fi rst SPAC we co-sponsored in 2011 that merged with Burger King, the predecessor company to Restaurant Brands, which remains a core holding more than eight years after the merger. In principle, a properly structured SPAC with a strong sponsor should off er a much more attractive alternative to going public than through an initial public off ering. This fact has begun to be appreciated more widely, including by members of the venture capital community. Recently, Bill Gurley, one of the world’s leading venture capitalists, wrote a detailed blog post comparing SPACs and direct listings with initial public off erings. Bill makes a powerful case for SPACs. We encourage you to read his post: https:// abovethecrowd.com/2020/08/23/going-public-circa-2020-door-3-the-spac/
One of the limitations of SPACs, however, has been the compensation arrangements of their sponsors, which in almost all cases are best described as egregious. These compensation structures are also counterproductive to the intended goal of a SPAC because of the large amount of dilution they create in a merger transaction. The typical compensation for SPAC sponsors comes in the form of so-called founder shares which entitle the sponsor to 20% of the SPAC’s common stock for an investment of $25,000 (this is not a typo!), which the sponsor receives if it completes a transaction. For example, a sponsor that raises a $400 million SPAC will receive 20% of its common stock, initially worth $100 million, if they complete a deal, whether the newly merged company’s stock goes up or down when the transaction closes. In other words, if the stock of the newly merged company in the above example declines by half after the transaction closes, the sponsor’s common stock will be worth $50 million, a 2,000 times multiple of the $25,000 invested by the sponsor, a remarkable return for a failed deal. This value is realized by the sponsor while their shareholders have lost half of their investment. To make matters worse, many sponsors receive additional fees for completing transactions, which can include tens of millions of dollars in advisory fees, often paid to captive “investment banks” that are often 100% owned by the sponsors themselves.
The problem with the typical founder shares arrangement is not just the outsized nature of the compensation or the inherent misalignment of incentives, but also the fact that the massively dilutive nature of founder stock makes it diffi cult to complete a deal on attractive terms for the SPAC’s shareholders. When coupled with the typical underwriting fees paid in a SPAC IPO of 5.5% of the capital raised, sponsors must overcome the combined 25% stock and fee dilution just to do a deal that breaks even. It is diffi cult to negotiate a deal that makes sense in a merger when one quarter of the value leaves the transaction at its inception, which is why the track record of SPACs is often poor.
In order to address these alignment issues, with PSTH we eliminated all forms of compensation, advisory fees, and founder shares. We further improved alignment issues by the Pershing Square funds committing to purchase a minimum of $1 billion of common stock and shareholder warrants on the same terms as PSTH’s public shareholders. In addition, the Pershing Square funds purchased so-called Sponsor Warrants for $65 million – their estimated fair market value at the time of the IPO – that will become 10-year warrants on 5.95% of the newly merged company shares, only if we successfully complete a transaction.
The Sponsor Warrants have a strike price 20% above PSTH’s IPO price, and are not transferable, salable or exercisable for the first three years after the merger. The Sponsor Warrant’s valuation was determined in consultation with a nationally recognized valuation agent, which considered, among other factors, that if we did not complete a transaction by the 30-month term of the SPAC, the Sponsor Warrants would likely lose substantially all of their value.
We also negotiated and capped the underwriting fees payable at 1.8% of the SPAC’s minimum equity capital, further reducing frictional costs. We paid two-thirds of these fees with the purchase of the Sponsor Warrants, which reduces the total frictional costs of PSTH in a merger borne by shareholders and our merger partner to a de minimis amount. We used the excess demand for the PSTH IPO to curate a shareholder list that would be the envy of any public company. We selected investors for their reputation as long-term, value-added owners. We expect our shareholder registry will contribute to PSTH’s appeal as a merger partner for a high-quality company.
We also made a number of changes to the typical shareholder warrant structure of SPACs that minimizes the risk of shareholder redemptions. These structural changes, when coupled with our large amount of committed capital to the entity and our curated long-term shareholder base, reduce and likely eliminate the need to raise expensive so-called PIPE capital at the time a transaction is identifi ed, a de facto requirement in nearly every other SPAC transaction.
The result of all of the above is that we now control a publicly traded, NYSE-listed company with $5 billion of equity capital that is seeking to merge and take public a large capitalization private company that meets our investment criteria for business quality, growth, and an attractive valuation. PSTH is the largest SPAC in the world with the least amount of frictional costs in a merger, making it a highly attractive alternative to an IPO. As such, we expect that PSTH will give Pershing Square’s investors and PSTH’s public shareholders unique access to an untapped universe of bespoke, large-capitalization investment opportunities.
To give you a better understanding of the unique, large scale of PSTH, there have been only three U.S. IPOs in the last decade of $5 billion or more – Alibaba, Uber, and Facebook – and the degree of diffi culty for completing an IPO increases materially with its size. This makes PSTH an extremely attractive alternative for a company that would like to raise $5 billion or more of capital and go public, particularly during a period in the capital markets which is likely to be highly volatile and uncertain because of the economic impact of the virus, the upcoming presidential election, and the challenging political, social, and economic environment. Uncertainty is the enemy of the IPO and the friend of a $5 billion SPAC with the largest amount of committed capital.
We are in discussions with a number of potential companies that are owned and/or controlled by private equity fi rms, families, start-up company founders, as well as other private companies, and are encouraged by the initial interest that we have received. If you have a potential candidate in mind that meets our criteria and can provide an introduction, please call me directly.
PSH Versus PSTH’s Valuation
Interestingly, but not surprisingly in our view, PSTH currently trades at 106% of its NAV, which is comprised entirely of cash. PSTH trades at a premium to its cash NAV because the market believes that it is probable that we will fi nd an attractive merger candidate and complete a transaction that creates signifi cant shareholder value. We believe that PSTH’s share price refl ects the compound probability of our completing a transaction, the potential increase in the stock price at the time of announcement, and the timing of transaction announcement and closure.
The fact that PSTH trades at 106% of NAV is particularly notable when it is compared with the 33% discount to NAV (comprised of cash and marketable securities) at which PSH trades, as PSH is managed by the same investment team, owns 91% of the PSTH Sponsor Warrants, and is a minimum $1 billion forward purchaser, alongside the two Pershing Square private funds, of PSTH common stock and shareholder warrants, with the right to increase its forward purchase investment by up to an additional $2 billion.
While the Sponsor Warrants are valued at $84 million today in the event PSTH completes a successful merger, the Sponsor Warrants would be worth 1.5% to 2% of the equity market capitalization of the merged company at the time of completion of the merger (based on a Black Scholes valuation) depending on its stock price volatility. As PSTH is targeting a company with a post-merger market cap of $15 billion to as much as $30 billion or more, the Sponsor Warrants could become a material asset to PSH. This becomes even more likely if, as we expect, the merged company stock price increases above the initial transaction value, as the warrants, in that event, will become much more valuable.
At PSH’s current 33% discount to NAV, PSH shareholders are getting all of PSH’s $1.7 billion of net free cash, the Sponsor Warrants, the Forward Purchase commitment, the option to increase the Forward Purchase commitment, plus hundreds of millions of additional value for free. PSH’s undervaluation has enhanced the benefi ts of our ongoing buyback program that endeavors each day to purchase the maximum number of shares permitted under the buyback regulatory regime. It is important to note that all of the economics of PSTH are going to PSH shareholders and our private fund investors. This is an unusual approach as nearly every other SPAC sponsor has chosen to keep all or substantially all of the founder economics of launching a SPAC for the individuals that control the sponsor, rather than for the other funds they manage on behalf of their investors.
As the largest investors in PSH and in the Pershing Square funds, 23% of the capital invested in PSTH will indirectly come from the employees of Pershing Square Capital Management, which we believe provides the best form of alignment for both our investors and PSTH’s shareholders.
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2020.08.31 19:12 gnikivar2 Europe’s Last Dictator’s Last Days?: The People Against Alexander Lukashenko

On August 9th, 2020 Alexander Lukashenko cruised to victory in Belarus’s presidential election, winning 80% of the vote according to official statistics. The people of Belarus have begged to differ, and the country has seen a wave of massive peaceful protests calling for Lukashenko’s ouster. However, in Belarus, official statistics have no collection to reality. Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus with an iron fist since 1994, gaining him the moniker Europe’s last dictator. The purpose of today’s podcast episode is to explore the rise and fall of Lukashenko’s of regime. In part one, I want to discuss how Alexander Lukashenko gained political power by retaining as much of the Soviet cultural, economic and political legacy as possible. In part two, I will discuss the economic stagnation Belarus has faced in the last ten years that has put pressure on Lukashenko. Finally, in part three, I will discuss the political space opened up to the opposition by the spectacular mismanagement of COVID-19 by Lukashenko, and the rise of a dynamic opposition leaders to fight against the current regime.
On August 25th 1991, Belarus declared independence from the USSR. It was a moment of profound anxiety rather than euphoria for many in Belarus. Belarus has almost always been ruled from Moscow, whether as part of the Russian Empire or the USSR, since 1795. Today, nearly three quarters of Belarussians primarily speak Russian in their daily lives, and at independence many Belarussians were more fearful about leaving the umbrella of a superpower than excited at gaining independence. Moreover, the economy of Belarus quickly fell into a tailspin after independence. Alexander Lukashenko was able to mobilize dissatisfaction with negative change and win free and fair elections in 1994 by promising to restore as much of the status quo as possible. On the economic front, Lukashenko reimposed price controls and reasserted state control of the economy. While Lukashenko allowed service industries such as restaurants and retail to stay outside of the control of the state, large state owned farms, heavy industry, and Belarus’s most important industry, fertilizer production, remained under state ownership.
Lukashenko’s reassertion of the state, at least in the short run, revived the economy of Belarus, emerging faster than Ukraine from the chaos of the 1990s and growing rapidly in the 2000s. Belarus had been one of the most developed regions of Russia, with massive Soviet investment in agriculture and industry heavily oriented towards. The end of socialism ended the organizational structure behind this investment, and severed ties between Belarus and the primary markets for its goods. State control of banks allowed state owned companies to stay in business. Effective government management of Belaruskali, the state owned fertilizer company, generates more than $3 billion of export revenues for Belarus and remains the only Soviet-era industry to remain competitive in global markets.
Moreover, Belarus restored economic ties between Belarus and Russia, creating the Union State of Belarus and Russia which aimed to deepen links between the two countries. In particular, it allowed visa free travel and work permits for Belarussians, and allowed Belarus to export to Russia without facing tariff barriers. Belarus continues to export refrigerators, tractors and other industrial goods duty access to Russian markets. More importantly, Russia could buy Russian oil without having to pay Russian export taxes. While some of this cheap oil was used by Belarussian companies, most was refined and re-exported abroad. In 2012, these subsidies amounted to $10 billion, or roughly 16% of GDP.
While Belarussian statistics are questionable, it is clear Belarus saw real improvements in standards of living that allowed Lukashenko to ram through ammendments to the constitution that ended functioning democracy, and allowed Lukashenko to rig election after election without losing broad public acquiescence. However, Belarus has struggled economically since 2010, when tax reform in Russia dramatically reduced subsidies to Belarus. Russian oil subsidies have come down from 16% of GDP in 2012 to next to nothing today.
The end of the subsidies combined with budget mismanagement by the Lukashenko regime caused a sharp economic crisis for Belarus with GDP growth contracting from 7.8% in 2010 to -3.8% in 2015. The economy of Belarus suffered a currency devaluation of 38% and hyperinflation of 119% during this period. Moreover, the economy of Belarus has suffered from broader structural difficulties. The old Soviet industrial base is not competitive with Europe on quality and China on cost. For example, Belarus’s exports of refrigerators have falled from $345 million to $150 million. Exports of tractors have fallen from $220 million to $131 million. The economy of Belarus has some bright spots such as dairy, fertilizers and tech outsourcing. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that sustained growth will require the state relinquishing some control of the economy, something Lukashenko is unwilling to do.
While the inability of Lukashenko’s government to provide increasing standards of living is at the core of Lukashenko’s weakness there are specific events sapping his political strength. The government of Russia has both offered and taken away subsidies as part of a carrot and stick strategy to force Belarus to integrate fully into Russia. Lukahsenko, however, does not want to comply and has refused to unify currencies with Russia or allow Russian companies to buy Belaruskali, the state owned potash fertilizer company at the heart of the Belarussian economy. Lukashenko has increasingly tried to repair relationships with Western European nations, and Vladimir Putin quietly voiced his desire for a new partner in Belarus. It is at the moment unclear if Putin will openly help Lukashenko put the protest movement down, but the lack of clarity in Russia’s stance creates space for protestors.
Moreover, people in Belarus have been outraged by Lukashenko’s complete mismanagement of COVID-19. Lukashenko has had one of the most flippant responses to COVID-19 out of any leader in the world. Lukashenko has claimed no one will die of COVID-19, and that drinking vodka and riding tractors could cure COVID-19. Belarus has imposed no restrictions on activities, and even football and hockey games have been held as if there was no pandemic. The governments unwillingness to respond to COVID-19 has been especially galling because his base of support is disproportionately an older, poorer and more rural population, groups most vulnerable to COVID-19. The governments unwillingness to take these people’s concerns seriously has reduced support among groups of people who would normally be Lukashenko’s strongest backers.
Finally, a new opposition movement has been able to galvanize popular opposition as never before. Lukashenko has throughout his authoritatarian dictatorship been able to use force and control of the media to nitimidate and discredit the opposition. However, candidates in the run-up to the 2020 elections, largely independent of traditional opposition parties, were able to use social media influence to get an unprecedented amount of support. Lukashenko attempted his usual tactics of intimidation by arresting three leading candidates, Viktor Babaryka, Valery Tespkalo, and Sergei Tikhanovsky. However, instead of cowing the opposition, the move only energized it. The wives of the three arrested candidates campaigned together, projecting Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya as their unified candidate. Tsikhanouskaya, a stay at home mom with no prior interest in politics, campaigned on holding free and fair elections as fast as possible and then stepping down from office. Her campaign for change energized Belarus as never before, using the Telegram app, organized protests and rallies as never before. \
It is almost certain at this point that Tsikhanouskaya has the support of the overwhelming support of the Belarussian people. Even employees at state owned factories, once one of Lukashenko’s strongest base of support, have gone on strike. Lukashenko might be able to crush the protest movement, but he will be hated by his people. His name will be mud in western Europe, and his hand will be weakened against Putin. If the opposition can unseat Lukashenko, their will be deep divisions in their ranks. Many support radically changing Belarus’s economic and geopolitical direction towards Europe. Others, usually older and more rural, support retaining as much as the old system but in a democracy. However, these are all fights for the future. For now, we should all appreciate the courage of hundreds of thousands of Belarussian people standing up to the brutality of a dictator with no compunction against using massive force against his own people. Selected Sources: The Russian Language in Belarus: Language Use, Speaker Identities and Metalinguistic Discourse, Curt Woolhiser The Belarusian Model of Transformation: Alaksandr Lukashenka’s Regime and the Nostalgia for the Soviet Past, Valerii Karbalevich Nostalgia for the Demise of the ussr in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, Ian McCallister Stephen White Understanding Belarus: Economy and Political Landscape, GRIGORY IOFFE Belarus: Heading towards State Capitalism? Julia Korosteleva Belarus: A Command Economy without Central Planning, D. Mario Nuti Measuring Economic Growth from Outer Space, Vernon Henderson, Adam Storeygard and David Weil The Game of Anchors: Studying the Causes of Currency Crises in Belarus Ralph Chami
http://wealthofnationspodcast.com/ https://media.blubrry.com/wealthofnationspodcast/s/content.blubrry.com/wealthofnationspodcast/Belarus-Lukashenko.mp3
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2020.08.31 19:11 gnikivar2 Europe’s Last Dictator’s Last Days?: The People Against Alexander Lukashenko

On August 9th, 2020 Alexander Lukashenko cruised to victory in Belarus’s presidential election, winning 80% of the vote according to official statistics. The people of Belarus have begged to differ, and the country has seen a wave of massive peaceful protests calling for Lukashenko’s ouster. However, in Belarus, official statistics have no collection to reality. Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus with an iron fist since 1994, gaining him the moniker Europe’s last dictator. The purpose of today’s podcast episode is to explore the rise and fall of Lukashenko’s of regime. In part one, I want to discuss how Alexander Lukashenko gained political power by retaining as much of the Soviet cultural, economic and political legacy as possible. In part two, I will discuss the economic stagnation Belarus has faced in the last ten years that has put pressure on Lukashenko. Finally, in part three, I will discuss the political space opened up to the opposition by the spectacular mismanagement of COVID-19 by Lukashenko, and the rise of a dynamic opposition leaders to fight against the current regime.
On August 25th 1991, Belarus declared independence from the USSR. It was a moment of profound anxiety rather than euphoria for many in Belarus. Belarus has almost always been ruled from Moscow, whether as part of the Russian Empire or the USSR, since 1795. Today, nearly three quarters of Belarussians primarily speak Russian in their daily lives, and at independence many Belarussians were more fearful about leaving the umbrella of a superpower than excited at gaining independence. Moreover, the economy of Belarus quickly fell into a tailspin after independence. Alexander Lukashenko was able to mobilize dissatisfaction with negative change and win free and fair elections in 1994 by promising to restore as much of the status quo as possible. On the economic front, Lukashenko reimposed price controls and reasserted state control of the economy. While Lukashenko allowed service industries such as restaurants and retail to stay outside of the control of the state, large state owned farms, heavy industry, and Belarus’s most important industry, fertilizer production, remained under state ownership.
Lukashenko’s reassertion of the state, at least in the short run, revived the economy of Belarus, emerging faster than Ukraine from the chaos of the 1990s and growing rapidly in the 2000s. Belarus had been one of the most developed regions of Russia, with massive Soviet investment in agriculture and industry heavily oriented towards. The end of socialism ended the organizational structure behind this investment, and severed ties between Belarus and the primary markets for its goods. State control of banks allowed state owned companies to stay in business. Effective government management of Belaruskali, the state owned fertilizer company, generates more than $3 billion of export revenues for Belarus and remains the only Soviet-era industry to remain competitive in global markets.
Moreover, Belarus restored economic ties between Belarus and Russia, creating the Union State of Belarus and Russia which aimed to deepen links between the two countries. In particular, it allowed visa free travel and work permits for Belarussians, and allowed Belarus to export to Russia without facing tariff barriers. Belarus continues to export refrigerators, tractors and other industrial goods duty access to Russian markets. More importantly, Russia could buy Russian oil without having to pay Russian export taxes. While some of this cheap oil was used by Belarussian companies, most was refined and re-exported abroad. In 2012, these subsidies amounted to $10 billion, or roughly 16% of GDP.
While Belarussian statistics are questionable, it is clear Belarus saw real improvements in standards of living that allowed Lukashenko to ram through ammendments to the constitution that ended functioning democracy, and allowed Lukashenko to rig election after election without losing broad public acquiescence. However, Belarus has struggled economically since 2010, when tax reform in Russia dramatically reduced subsidies to Belarus. Russian oil subsidies have come down from 16% of GDP in 2012 to next to nothing today.
The end of the subsidies combined with budget mismanagement by the Lukashenko regime caused a sharp economic crisis for Belarus with GDP growth contracting from 7.8% in 2010 to -3.8% in 2015. The economy of Belarus suffered a currency devaluation of 38% and hyperinflation of 119% during this period. Moreover, the economy of Belarus has suffered from broader structural difficulties. The old Soviet industrial base is not competitive with Europe on quality and China on cost. For example, Belarus’s exports of refrigerators have falled from $345 million to $150 million. Exports of tractors have fallen from $220 million to $131 million. The economy of Belarus has some bright spots such as dairy, fertilizers and tech outsourcing. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that sustained growth will require the state relinquishing some control of the economy, something Lukashenko is unwilling to do.
While the inability of Lukashenko’s government to provide increasing standards of living is at the core of Lukashenko’s weakness there are specific events sapping his political strength. The government of Russia has both offered and taken away subsidies as part of a carrot and stick strategy to force Belarus to integrate fully into Russia. Lukahsenko, however, does not want to comply and has refused to unify currencies with Russia or allow Russian companies to buy Belaruskali, the state owned potash fertilizer company at the heart of the Belarussian economy. Lukashenko has increasingly tried to repair relationships with Western European nations, and Vladimir Putin quietly voiced his desire for a new partner in Belarus. It is at the moment unclear if Putin will openly help Lukashenko put the protest movement down, but the lack of clarity in Russia’s stance creates space for protestors.
Moreover, people in Belarus have been outraged by Lukashenko’s complete mismanagement of COVID-19. Lukashenko has had one of the most flippant responses to COVID-19 out of any leader in the world. Lukashenko has claimed no one will die of COVID-19, and that drinking vodka and riding tractors could cure COVID-19. Belarus has imposed no restrictions on activities, and even football and hockey games have been held as if there was no pandemic. The governments unwillingness to respond to COVID-19 has been especially galling because his base of support is disproportionately an older, poorer and more rural population, groups most vulnerable to COVID-19. The governments unwillingness to take these people’s concerns seriously has reduced support among groups of people who would normally be Lukashenko’s strongest backers.
Finally, a new opposition movement has been able to galvanize popular opposition as never before. Lukashenko has throughout his authoritatarian dictatorship been able to use force and control of the media to nitimidate and discredit the opposition. However, candidates in the run-up to the 2020 elections, largely independent of traditional opposition parties, were able to use social media influence to get an unprecedented amount of support. Lukashenko attempted his usual tactics of intimidation by arresting three leading candidates, Viktor Babaryka, Valery Tespkalo, and Sergei Tikhanovsky. However, instead of cowing the opposition, the move only energized it. The wives of the three arrested candidates campaigned together, projecting Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya as their unified candidate. Tsikhanouskaya, a stay at home mom with no prior interest in politics, campaigned on holding free and fair elections as fast as possible and then stepping down from office. Her campaign for change energized Belarus as never before, using the Telegram app, organized protests and rallies as never before. \
It is almost certain at this point that Tsikhanouskaya has the support of the overwhelming support of the Belarussian people. Even employees at state owned factories, once one of Lukashenko’s strongest base of support, have gone on strike. Lukashenko might be able to crush the protest movement, but he will be hated by his people. His name will be mud in western Europe, and his hand will be weakened against Putin. If the opposition can unseat Lukashenko, their will be deep divisions in their ranks. Many support radically changing Belarus’s economic and geopolitical direction towards Europe. Others, usually older and more rural, support retaining as much as the old system but in a democracy. However, these are all fights for the future. For now, we should all appreciate the courage of hundreds of thousands of Belarussian people standing up to the brutality of a dictator with no compunction against using massive force against his own people. Selected Sources: The Russian Language in Belarus: Language Use, Speaker Identities and Metalinguistic Discourse, Curt Woolhiser The Belarusian Model of Transformation: Alaksandr Lukashenka’s Regime and the Nostalgia for the Soviet Past, Valerii Karbalevich Nostalgia for the Demise of the ussr in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, Ian McCallister Stephen White Understanding Belarus: Economy and Political Landscape, GRIGORY IOFFE Belarus: Heading towards State Capitalism? Julia Korosteleva Belarus: A Command Economy without Central Planning, D. Mario Nuti Measuring Economic Growth from Outer Space, Vernon Henderson, Adam Storeygard and David Weil The Game of Anchors: Studying the Causes of Currency Crises in Belarus Ralph Chami
http://wealthofnationspodcast.com/ https://media.blubrry.com/wealthofnationspodcast/s/content.blubrry.com/wealthofnationspodcast/Belarus-Lukashenko.mp3
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2020.08.31 18:32 gnikivar2 Europe’s Last Dictator’s Last Days?: The People Against Alexander Lukashenko

On August 9th, 2020 Alexander Lukashenko cruised to victory in Belarus’s presidential election, winning 80% of the vote according to official statistics. The people of Belarus have begged to differ, and the country has seen a wave of massive peaceful protests calling for Lukashenko’s ouster. However, in Belarus, official statistics have no collection to reality. Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus with an iron fist since 1994, gaining him the moniker Europe’s last dictator. The purpose of today’s podcast episode is to explore the rise and fall of Lukashenko’s of regime. In part one, I want to discuss how Alexander Lukashenko gained political power by retaining as much of the Soviet cultural, economic and political legacy as possible. In part two, I will discuss the economic stagnation Belarus has faced in the last ten years that has put pressure on Lukashenko. Finally, in part three, I will discuss the political space opened up to the opposition by the spectacular mismanagement of COVID-19 by Lukashenko, and the rise of a dynamic opposition leaders to fight against the current regime.
On August 25th 1991, Belarus declared independence from the USSR. It was a moment of profound anxiety rather than euphoria for many in Belarus. Belarus has almost always been ruled from Moscow, whether as part of the Russian Empire or the USSR, since 1795. Today, nearly three quarters of Belarussians primarily speak Russian in their daily lives, and at independence many Belarussians were more fearful about leaving the umbrella of a superpower than excited at gaining independence. Moreover, the economy of Belarus quickly fell into a tailspin after independence. Alexander Lukashenko was able to mobilize dissatisfaction with negative change and win free and fair elections in 1994 by promising to restore as much of the status quo as possible. On the economic front, Lukashenko reimposed price controls and reasserted state control of the economy. While Lukashenko allowed service industries such as restaurants and retail to stay outside of the control of the state, large state owned farms, heavy industry, and Belarus’s most important industry, fertilizer production, remained under state ownership.
Lukashenko’s reassertion of the state, at least in the short run, revived the economy of Belarus, emerging faster than Ukraine from the chaos of the 1990s and growing rapidly in the 2000s. Belarus had been one of the most developed regions of Russia, with massive Soviet investment in agriculture and industry heavily oriented towards. The end of socialism ended the organizational structure behind this investment, and severed ties between Belarus and the primary markets for its goods. State control of banks allowed state owned companies to stay in business. Effective government management of Belaruskali, the state owned fertilizer company, generates more than $3 billion of export revenues for Belarus and remains the only Soviet-era industry to remain competitive in global markets.
Moreover, Belarus restored economic ties between Belarus and Russia, creating the Union State of Belarus and Russia which aimed to deepen links between the two countries. In particular, it allowed visa free travel and work permits for Belarussians, and allowed Belarus to export to Russia without facing tariff barriers. Belarus continues to export refrigerators, tractors and other industrial goods duty access to Russian markets. More importantly, Russia could buy Russian oil without having to pay Russian export taxes. While some of this cheap oil was used by Belarussian companies, most was refined and re-exported abroad. In 2012, these subsidies amounted to $10 billion, or roughly 16% of GDP.
While Belarussian statistics are questionable, it is clear Belarus saw real improvements in standards of living that allowed Lukashenko to ram through ammendments to the constitution that ended functioning democracy, and allowed Lukashenko to rig election after election without losing broad public acquiescence. However, Belarus has struggled economically since 2010, when tax reform in Russia dramatically reduced subsidies to Belarus. Russian oil subsidies have come down from 16% of GDP in 2012 to next to nothing today.
The end of the subsidies combined with budget mismanagement by the Lukashenko regime caused a sharp economic crisis for Belarus with GDP growth contracting from 7.8% in 2010 to -3.8% in 2015. The economy of Belarus suffered a currency devaluation of 38% and hyperinflation of 119% during this period. Moreover, the economy of Belarus has suffered from broader structural difficulties. The old Soviet industrial base is not competitive with Europe on quality and China on cost. For example, Belarus’s exports of refrigerators have falled from $345 million to $150 million. Exports of tractors have fallen from $220 million to $131 million. The economy of Belarus has some bright spots such as dairy, fertilizers and tech outsourcing. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that sustained growth will require the state relinquishing some control of the economy, something Lukashenko is unwilling to do.
While the inability of Lukashenko’s government to provide increasing standards of living is at the core of Lukashenko’s weakness there are specific events sapping his political strength. The government of Russia has both offered and taken away subsidies as part of a carrot and stick strategy to force Belarus to integrate fully into Russia. Lukahsenko, however, does not want to comply and has refused to unify currencies with Russia or allow Russian companies to buy Belaruskali, the state owned potash fertilizer company at the heart of the Belarussian economy. Lukashenko has increasingly tried to repair relationships with Western European nations, and Vladimir Putin quietly voiced his desire for a new partner in Belarus. It is at the moment unclear if Putin will openly help Lukashenko put the protest movement down, but the lack of clarity in Russia’s stance creates space for protestors.
Moreover, people in Belarus have been outraged by Lukashenko’s complete mismanagement of COVID-19. Lukashenko has had one of the most flippant responses to COVID-19 out of any leader in the world. Lukashenko has claimed no one will die of COVID-19, and that drinking vodka and riding tractors could cure COVID-19. Belarus has imposed no restrictions on activities, and even football and hockey games have been held as if there was no pandemic. The governments unwillingness to respond to COVID-19 has been especially galling because his base of support is disproportionately an older, poorer and more rural population, groups most vulnerable to COVID-19. The governments unwillingness to take these people’s concerns seriously has reduced support among groups of people who would normally be Lukashenko’s strongest backers.
Finally, a new opposition movement has been able to galvanize popular opposition as never before. Lukashenko has throughout his authoritatarian dictatorship been able to use force and control of the media to nitimidate and discredit the opposition. However, candidates in the run-up to the 2020 elections, largely independent of traditional opposition parties, were able to use social media influence to get an unprecedented amount of support. Lukashenko attempted his usual tactics of intimidation by arresting three leading candidates, Viktor Babaryka, Valery Tespkalo, and Sergei Tikhanovsky. However, instead of cowing the opposition, the move only energized it. The wives of the three arrested candidates campaigned together, projecting Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya as their unified candidate. Tsikhanouskaya, a stay at home mom with no prior interest in politics, campaigned on holding free and fair elections as fast as possible and then stepping down from office. Her campaign for change energized Belarus as never before, using the Telegram app, organized protests and rallies as never before. \
It is almost certain at this point that Tsikhanouskaya has the support of the overwhelming support of the Belarussian people. Even employees at state owned factories, once one of Lukashenko’s strongest base of support, have gone on strike. Lukashenko might be able to crush the protest movement, but he will be hated by his people. His name will be mud in western Europe, and his hand will be weakened against Putin. If the opposition can unseat Lukashenko, their will be deep divisions in their ranks. Many support radically changing Belarus’s economic and geopolitical direction towards Europe. Others, usually older and more rural, support retaining as much as the old system but in a democracy. However, these are all fights for the future. For now, we should all appreciate the courage of hundreds of thousands of Belarussian people standing up to the brutality of a dictator with no compunction against using massive force against his own people. Selected Sources: The Russian Language in Belarus: Language Use, Speaker Identities and Metalinguistic Discourse, Curt Woolhiser The Belarusian Model of Transformation: Alaksandr Lukashenka’s Regime and the Nostalgia for the Soviet Past, Valerii Karbalevich Nostalgia for the Demise of the ussr in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, Ian McCallister Stephen White Understanding Belarus: Economy and Political Landscape, GRIGORY IOFFE Belarus: Heading towards State Capitalism? Julia Korosteleva Belarus: A Command Economy without Central Planning, D. Mario Nuti Measuring Economic Growth from Outer Space, Vernon Henderson, Adam Storeygard and David Weil The Game of Anchors: Studying the Causes of Currency Crises in Belarus Ralph Chami
http://wealthofnationspodcast.com/ https://media.blubrry.com/wealthofnationspodcast/s/content.blubrry.com/wealthofnationspodcast/Belarus-Lukashenko.mp3
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2020.08.29 19:22 Juvator We're now live with Coach Clash 6! Hosted by The Platinum Heroes Community

A sneaky patch has arrived and with it... COACH CLASH 6*: a non-MMR restricted tournament for Coaches and Students of the Platinum Heroes Discord.*
Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/theplatinumheroes Caster Texturace
Maps We will be using the following 7 maps from TLMC14 and non from the current ladder map pool Macro: Ecostation, Bamboozle Standard: Lightshade, 2000 atmospheres Rush: Blackburn, Oxide Acceleration Zone: Beckett Industries
Prize pool The prize pool split will be announced soon. The current prize pool is over $85!
Links Liquipedia https://liquipedia.net/starcraft2/Coach_Clash Brackets https://challonge.com/CoachClash6
Matcherino https://matcherino.com/t/cc6 Code: CC6 Even if you won't be watching the tournament today, if you have a spare minute please go to the Matcherino and use the code. Don't know how Matcherino works? Check out the short instructional video at the Gdrive link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_Qodiw0U3k5KVSN_Ts_k7qhSRijMvzIm/view
Discord Additionally if you are player below 3500mmr and are looking for help, join our Discord https://discord.gg/f5gQQPP Besides free coaching we provide tournaments with cash prizes, fun events, workshops, practice partners and much more. Thank you for checking out our message and we hope you have a good time watching our Coaches clash against each other!
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2020.08.29 19:22 Juvator We're now live with Coach Clash 6! Hosted by The Platinum Heroes Community

A sneaky patch has arrived and with it... COACH CLASH 6: a non-MMR restricted tournament for Coaches and Students of the Platinum Heroes Discord.
Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/theplatinumheroes Caster Texturace
Maps We will be using the following 7 maps from TLMC14 and non from the current ladder map pool Macro: Ecostation, Bamboozle Standard: Lightshade, 2000 atmospheres Rush: Blackburn, Oxide Acceleration Zone: Beckett Industries
Prize pool The prize pool split will be announced soon. The current prize pool is over $85!
Links Liquipedia https://liquipedia.net/starcraft2/Coach_Clash Brackets https://challonge.com/CoachClash6
Matcherino https://matcherino.com/t/cc6 Code: CC6 Even if you won't be watching the tournament today, if you have a spare minute please go to the Matcherino and use the code. Don't know how Matcherino works? Check out the short instructional video at the Gdrive link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_Qodiw0U3k5KVSN_Ts_k7qhSRijMvzIm/view
Discord Additionally if you are player below 3500mmr and are looking for help, join our Discord https://discord.gg/Y4Vh8bn Besides free coaching we provide tournaments with cash prizes, fun events, workshops, practice partners and much more. Thank you for checking out our message and we hope you have a good time watching our Coaches clash against each other!
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2020.08.29 19:22 Juvator We're now live with Coach Clash 6! Hosted by The Platinum Heroes Community

A sneaky patch has arrived and with it... COACH CLASH 6*: a non-MMR restricted tournament for Coaches and Students of the Platinum Heroes Discord.*
Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/theplatinumheroes Caster Texturace
Maps We will be using the following 7 maps from TLMC14 and non from the current ladder map pool Macro: Ecostation, Bamboozle Standard: Lightshade, 2000 atmospheres Rush: Blackburn, Oxide Acceleration Zone: Beckett Industries
Prize pool The prize pool split will be announced soon. The current prize pool is over $85!
Links Liquipedia https://liquipedia.net/starcraft2/Coach_Clash Brackets https://challonge.com/CoachClash6
Matcherino https://matcherino.com/t/cc6 Code: CC6 Even if you won't be watching the tournament today, if you have a spare minute please go to the Matcherino and use the code. Don't know how Matcherino works? Check out the short instructional video at the Gdrive link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_Qodiw0U3k5KVSN_Ts_k7qhSRijMvzIm/view
Discord Additionally if you are player below 3500mmr and are looking for help, join our Discord https://discord.gg/f5gQQPP Besides free coaching we provide tournaments with cash prizes, fun events, workshops, practice partners and much more. Thank you for checking out our message and we hope you have a good time watching our Coaches clash against each other!
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2020.08.29 19:22 Juvator We're now live with Coach Clash 6! Hosted by The Platinum Heroes Community

A sneaky patch has arrived and with it... COACH CLASH 6*: a non-MMR restricted tournament for Coaches and Students of the Platinum Heroes Discord.*
Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/theplatinumheroes Caster Texturace
Maps We will be using the following 7 maps from TLMC14 and non from the current ladder map pool Macro: Ecostation, Bamboozle Standard: Lightshade, 2000 atmospheres Rush: Blackburn, Oxide Acceleration Zone: Beckett Industries
Prize pool The prize pool split will be announced soon. The current prize pool is over $85!
Links Liquipedia https://liquipedia.net/starcraft2/Coach_Clash Brackets https://challonge.com/CoachClash6
Matcherino https://matcherino.com/t/cc6 Code: CC6 Even if you won't be watching the tournament today, if you have a spare minute please go to the Matcherino and use the code. Don't know how Matcherino works? Check out the short instructional video at the Gdrive link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_Qodiw0U3k5KVSN_Ts_k7qhSRijMvzIm/view
Discord Additionally if you are player below 3500mmr and are looking for help, join our Discord https://discord.gg/f5gQQPP Besides free coaching we provide tournaments with cash prizes, fun events, workshops, practice partners and much more. Thank you for checking out our message and we hope you have a good time watching our Coaches clash against each other!
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2020.08.29 19:22 Juvator We're now live with Coach Clash 6! Hosted by The Platinum Heroes Community

A sneaky patch has arrived and with it... COACH CLASH 6*: a non-MMR restricted tournament for Coaches and Students of the Platinum Heroes Discord.*
Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/theplatinumheroes Caster Texturace
Maps We will be using the following 7 maps from TLMC14 and non from the current ladder map pool Macro: Ecostation, Bamboozle Standard: Lightshade, 2000 atmospheres Rush: Blackburn, Oxide Acceleration Zone: Beckett Industries
Prize pool The prize pool split will be announced soon. The current prize pool is over $85!
Links Liquipedia https://liquipedia.net/starcraft2/Coach_Clash Brackets https://challonge.com/CoachClash6
Matcherino https://matcherino.com/t/cc6 Code: CC6 Even if you won't be watching the tournament today, if you have a spare minute please go to the Matcherino and use the code. Don't know how Matcherino works? Check out the short instructional video at the Gdrive link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_Qodiw0U3k5KVSN_Ts_k7qhSRijMvzIm/view
Discord Additionally if you are player below 3500mmr and are looking for help, join our Discord https://discord.gg/f5gQQPP Besides free coaching we provide tournaments with cash prizes, fun events, workshops, practice partners and much more. Thank you for checking out our message and we hope you have a good time watching our Coaches clash against each other!
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2020.08.26 14:41 kittehgoesmeow What A Day: Plozma-ble Deniability by Brian Beutler & Crooked Media (08/25/20)

"Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty I’m free at last." - Jerry Falwell, Jr., the MLK of resigning in disgrace over a sex scandal

A Night To Dismember

Night one of the Republican National Convention fused creepy demonstrations of devotion to Donald Trump, imaginary right-wing grievances, and approximately zero indication of how Republicans propose to suppress the coronavirus, fix the broken economy, or address any of the public’s myriad needs.
If you’re wondering how they intend to keep up this charade for four straight nights, the answer is “easily, and soon with an added dose of law-breaking.”
What does this parade of Trump family members, hardcore loyalists, and white resentment totems have to do with fixing the country’s spiraling crises? Absolutely nothing at all. And that’s the whole point. If Trump could boast about having responded even halfway competently to the coronavirus pandemic or ensuing economic collapse, he’d make that the centerpiece of his convention. What he’s arranged instead amounts to a quiet admission of his failure, and a recognition that his only hope for re-election is in making just enough people in just the right states angrier still about imaginary crises.

Look No Further Than The Crooked Media

A new episode of Missing America is out NOW! This week’s Ben talks to an anonymous Hong Kong activist about the perilous daily marches and protests taking place in Hong Kong, and they sound the alarm on the dangers of a growing authoritarian power. New episodes are out on Tuesdays—subscribe and listen wherever you listen to podcasts.

Under The Radar

New York Attorney General Letitia James has asked a court to enforce subpoenas for documents and testimony she sent to the Trump Organization, including its titular head Eric Trump, pursuant to a wide-ranging civil investigation of the organization’s myriad alleged fraud schemes. Court documents suggest James has amassed evidence of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of financial improprieties, including the failure to report $100 million in loan forgiveness as income. The organization, including Eric, has followed the president’s lead in trying to stonewall the investigation with dilatory tactics and dubious and vague assertions of privilege. In her filings, James alludes to the existence of a federal criminal investigation of these same matters, apart from the Manhattan DA’s ongoing probe of the president’s fraudulent financial practices, raising speculation that Eric Trump has refused to testify to avoid implicating himself in criminal conspiracies. That speculative inference matches recent New York Times reporting on Trump’s other son Don Jr., who believes the family will be prosecuted if Trump loses in November.

What Else?

Police in Kenosha, WI, responded with violence after demonstrators protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake defied an 8 p.m. curfew and set fire to cars and buildings. Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) has said he will call up more Wisconsin National Guard members.
FDA Commissioner Steven Hahn has acknowledged that he made inaccurate claims about the demonstrated effectiveness of convalescent plasma (pronounced: plasma) as a COVID-19 treatment, in comments that were seemingly meant to help President Trump politically.
After telling the Senate he’d had no contact with the Trump campaign, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy admitted to the House that he’d indeed got word to the Trump campaign that its attacks on the Postal Service were not helpful.
Jerry Falwell, Jr., resigned as president and chancellor of Liberty University after inadvertently letting it get out there that he and his wife are into cuckoldry (and also paying the men who cuckold him with Liberty University money). It’s a tale we couldn’t possibly have imagined up ourselves, and former Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) has some important thoughts on the matter.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican QAnon-fanning House candidate from Georgia, also called the white supremacist march on Charlottesville a false flag operation. Naturally, Trump has invited her to watch him deliver his renomination speech at the White House on Thursday.
Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele has joined the anti-Trump Lincoln Project.
Hope Hicks made millions of dollars in the two years between her stints at the Trump White House, including via paid speaking gigs on Wall Street, making us question, for the very first time, whether her attacks on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign were on the level. Anyhow, don’t give former Trump officials money.
Dunkin’ and Harpoon Brewery have joined forces to make such beverages as Harpoon Dunkin’ coffee porter, Harpoon Dunkin’ Boston kreme stout, and Harpoon Dunkin’ jelly donut IPA. It’s about fucking time.

You Gotta Be Fucking Kidding Me

The State Department official in charge of enforcing decorum and customs at official events when the U.S. hosts foreign dignitaries resigned amid complaints of workplace violence, drinking, and racist outbursts, according to a leaked internal watchdog report. The official, Sean Lawler, would “crack a horse whip in the office" placing officials who worked with him "in fear of physical harm.” Lawler also referred to a gay subordinate named Kyle as “Kylie,” took umbrage at Japanese diplomats who “looked like gay porn stars,” and referred to a group of Turkish nationals who visited his office as “dirty.” The report comes to light amid mounting evidence that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has had one department watchdog fired, and driven another from his job shortly thereafter, to conceal or pre-emptively cast doubt on the myriad corruption and workplace-misconduct scandals that have defined Pompeo’s tenure at the State Department.

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Is That Hope I Feel?

Senate Democrats’ Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has issued this HUGE report on the need for swift climate action and how to overcome the political forces arrayed against it. The report calls for net-zero emissions by 2050, and enjoys the backing of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who has left the door open to abolishing the filibuster if necessary to pass climate legislation.
LeBron James’s anti voter-suppression initiative will partner with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to spend millions of dollars to recruit poll workers who will staff black precincts in November.
The GoFundMe for Jacob Blake has raised over $1 million since Monday.
What Ady said.

Enjoy

Brent Terhune on Twitter: "LEAVE JERRY FALWELL JR ALONE"
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2020.08.12 13:29 usaffoxmike Federal Government Career - GRC

Background
I'm one to think of my career in terms of 5, 10, 15 year stages but I'm rearing it back this time. The GRC realm intrigues me because of the way you work with personnel within the organization to meet standards/regulations, being able to see the practical side of managing an Information Security Management Program and to follow a system through the entire life-cycle towards it's ATO and after by keeping up with documentation.
I've been reading a few ISSO job descriptions from Clearance Jobs and it's really hitting on Risk Management Framework (RMF), ACAS, SCAP, eMASS, and the multitude of NIST documentations. Based off of that, I'm reading through the FISMA Compliance Handbook and taking ACAS 5.3 training off of CyberForce along with NIST readings since I'm fresh. FedRAMP sparked my interest which is why I initially went after the AWS-SAA to understand the AWS structure.
I'm looking at jobs as a contractor for the next 5-8 years as my partner will be on active duty so we're not looking to settle down in any specific area. This will give me time to grow and experience the full RMF/compliance spectrum I hope!
Career Progression/Q&A
  1. What is the progression like within the GRC space? Should I stay with certain jobs for a certain amount of years before looking elsewhere? (ISSO --> ISSM --> ISSE?)
  2. My end goal is not C-Level but I would be open to managerial positions. It looks like their are senior ISSO positions, .(https://www.clearancejobs.com/jobs/4795907/isso-senior). Are any of the CISSP concentrations worth it later on for this? (CISSP-(ISSAP, ISSEP, ISSMP)).
  3. I'm looking at attaining the CISSP and pursuing a Master's (Free on the military, so why not).
  4. Anything else I'm missing here that would help me?
I'm definitely nervous entering this new territory but that's what a game-plan is for. Thanks for any and all advice!
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2020.08.10 23:50 Doges_Best_Friend World First blockchain-enabled tabletop game console, where physical pieces come to life

Actual working product was sold out quickly - PlayTable (Based in San Francisco - 8hoursfoundation) Next batch of PlayTable to ship soon.
A NFT (non-fungible token) blockchain project is due for release (VIMWorld) which will allow for all types of gaming including older Board games and newer AAA games to store game IP in a NFT. The NFT's are called VIMS which are linked into the ecosystem VIMWorld, and the token used is called EHrT (Eight Hours Token). Game developers and Partners can quickly utilize the NFT VIM and integrate their IP which is then stored on the blockchain and can be used across games, not restricted to the PlayTable (which is already a fantastic product).
A VIM can be described as Virtually Integrated Metadata which is the core of the 8Hours platform meta system that is built on VeChainThor blockchain and stores metdata such as data and transaction history and functions as a memory capsule, a collectible, a digital wallet (storing EHrTs) and a tool for game play and human connection. VIMS can also be linked to a physical object in the real world.
By feeding your VIM EHrTs everyday (a vritual piggy bank), it can reach higher tiers starting with the lowest F-Tier and then all the way up to the coveted A-Tier and S-Tier. The S-Tier (257,700 EHrTs - about 25 days of feeding daily amounts) will be special and allow access to various rewards including a share of EHrT form the VIMPool (when EHrTs are used on the platform, a certain portion will be burned and another portion allocated to the pool), Ability to hatch EGGs to gain awesome companions, special giveaways, discounts in VIMWorld and additional rewards from 8Hours foundation. You can withdraw your EHrTs at anytime but you will lose your Tier status and any companions or colored tokens associated with the VIM will be burned. Obviously each one will be special and collectible and thinking back to the Cryptokitty craze, could be worth a small fortune for collectors.

Advisors to the project include:
  1. Glen Schofield - Prolific name in AAA game industry, 3x Call of Duty, grossing $1B+
  2. Sean Barger - Gaming industry veteran who has published over 55 titles, most notably "Tetris"
  3. Kris Alexander - Chief Strategist at Akami, Built business from $0 to $100M+
  4. Jateen Parekh - First employee worked on the Kindle project. Co-founded Jelli and was acquired by the largest media company, iHeartMedia.
  5. Shen Bo - Founding partner of Fenbushi. He is with Bitcoin and DACs. He first worked with Shanghai Huaji Internet Holding as CEO
  6. Kai Huang - Co-creator of the multi-billion dollar Guitar Hero franchise, and co-founder of RedOctane.
  7. Ray Hatoyama - Ex-Pokemon advisor, Ex-Hello Kitty CEO and director of LINE and Mitsubishi
  8. NEW Advisor added!!!: Michael Katz is an industry titan, with 25 years experience in the video game entertainment sector.
    1. In 1975, Katz served as Director of New Product Category Marketing at Mattel, helping launch their portable hand-held game line, leading to $400million in annual business and ultimately facilitating the launch of the Mattel Electronics Division and Mattel’s Intellivision video game system.
    2. Michale Katz also served as Vice President of Marketing at Coleco, helping launch ColecoVision, a console that would go on to beat out Intellivision and Atari, rapidly becoming a bestseller with classic titles like Donkey Kong and Pacman.
    3. He would later become President at Epyx, where his aptitude for product placement saw the company outperforming Electronic Arts in game sales, taking the company from a specialized game software company to one of the leading mass market game publishers. Katz also spent time as President of Atari’s video game division, spearheading its resurgence and public offering under Jack Tramiel.
    4. In 1989, Katz became President of SEGA Entertainment USA, launching the SEGA Genesis and spearheading a console war against Nintendo, giving rise to the now legendary “SEGA does what Nintendon’t” marketing campaign. Michael oversaw the sale of 29 million console units during his tenure.

Competitors:
enjin coin is more of a market place to buy gaming items whereas 8Hours aims to store your gaming life/history on an NFT which is unique and can contain special colored tokens/companions which add to the value of it and utilized across games on any device where a partner has integrated their IP.

From an AMA with CEO John Dempsey of 8Hours Foudation, this stood out for me: "we're under NDA for several major companies with big household name brands. These are companies that everyone is familiar with and we can flood their communities with our EHrTs and VIMs. We can't name any right now, but these titles are under development. We've already worked with huge board game brands like Asmodee for Catan and Ticket to Ride. Our partnership deals are being made to create revenue, which we are feeding back into the ecosystem to create more and more value. Larger IPs are being signed which aren't board games, but a greater firt for EHrTs and the VIM economy in general. We do work with smaller indie firms, too, for the creation of unique content (over a dozen developers have submitted / created games for PlayTable)

Circulating Supply
1,563,871,085 / 10,000,000,000
Max Supply
10,000,000,000
Market Cap$14,406,210
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2020.08.03 05:29 KagsTheOneAndOnly [OC] Luka Dončić vs Jayson Tatum vs Brandon Ingram

The NBA is finally back, and so are all our favourite players. I wrote this post to try and compare these 3 1st-time All Star guards/forwards' strengths and weaknesses. Tell me what you think?

(Player profiles for Tatum and Luka are in the main body of the post, while Ingram will be in the comments -- post was getting too long).

Before we begin...

This post pilfers/references numerous ideas from the excellent Thinking Basketball YouTube channel, run by Ben Taylor. I highly recommend you also watch these highly informative, well-made, and entertaining player breakdowns:

Definitions and Terms I'll be using

FULL LIST + EXPLANATIONS ON IMGUR: per 75, TS%, rTS%, ORTG, rORTG, PnR, PPP, AST%, Backpicks Passer Rating, Box Creation, PIPM, BPM, RAPTOR, RPM.

Luka Dončić "Luka", "Wonderboy"

In a nutshell: 21 y/o, Dallas Mavericks PG/SG/SF, 6-7, 218lb, weak MVP candidate. Stats: 28.7/9.3/8.7/1.1/0.2 with 4.2 TOVs on 46.1/31.8/75.2 shooting splits (58.4 TS%), 54 games played. Nerd stats: 37.0% usage, +1.3 on/off, +4.87 PIPM (4th) , +6.6 RAPTOR (5th) , +6.9 BPM (Backpicks) (3rd) , +8.4 BPM (BBRef) (6th) , +3.72 RPM (ESPN) (11th).

The good:

  • 🟢 Prolific volume-scorer (31.3 points per 75, on +2.0 rTS%)
Dončić possesses the 3rd-highest scoring-rate in the league this season, bested only by Giannis and Harden. Luka is a high-level isolation-scorer (1.03 PPP, 82nd percentile) and a certifiable PnR maestro even as a sophomore (1.04 PPP, 91st percentile).
  • 🟢 Elite rim-finisher for a wing
Despite often being touted as a behind-the-arc gunner, Luka is actually at his most potent in the paint, scoring at an absurd 72.8 FG% in the Restricted Area, reminiscent of modern paint-titans like Giannis and AD (72.9 FG%). Luka's overall 2P% is 57%, a figure comparable to many bigs'.
Luka added strength to his frame in the 2019-20 offseason, allowing him to absorb contact better, and combined with his Harden-esque foul-drawing prowess, he's become a veritable Free-Throw Magnet (9.1 FTA/game, 5th in NBA).
Luka is a counter-heavy player, constantly reading how the defense reacts and shifting seamlessly between moves to find a high-quality shot for himself and his teammates. His moves are methodical and shifty, faking defenders out of their shoes with pivots, feints, spins, and impeccable footwork. His first-step is decent but his deceleration is elite, often stopping and restarting his drives on a dime, blending change-of-pace brilliantly with strength and craft to consistently reach the rim, using his size and touch to finish in a variety of creative ways once he's there.
Slightly further away from the rim, Dončić is capable of making shots in the non-restricted area of the paint (42 FG% there) as well, where he possesses good feel. Luka's floater is adequate and he employs it frequently (43 FG%, 134 attempts) , but his midrange diet is sparse, leaning into Moreyball principles of shot-selection - only 4.8% of his total attempts are from midrange (35fg%) .
  • 🟢 High-volume 3-point shooter
Luka averages a colossal 9.1 3PA/game (6th in the NBA), stringing together several smooth dribble moves to create space for his stepback-3. He's attempted 236 of these this season, 2nd in the league behind James Harden, and he's shot a very respectable 34.7 3p% on them.
While his efficiency on his 3s overall leaves much to be desired (31.8 3P%) owing to shot-selection and consistency issues, the threat of his stepback as well as his reputation as a competent and highly-willing shooter means that he can tug on defenses like a puppet-master, leveraging his shooting threat to fake and drive into the teeth of the paint, where he's devilishly effective as a high-level scorer and passer.
  • 🟢 Elite playmaker
The numbers speak for themselves - 1st in Box Creation(17.9), 3rd in AST%(45.3%), 4th in Assists/game(8.7), 7th in Backpicks Passer Rating(8.3) among players w/ 1500MP, 2.07 AST/TO-ratio. Team-wise, the Dallas offense laps the rest of the NBA (+6.3 rORTG, ~3 points better than 2nd-ranked Rockets' +3.4 rORTG) and is one of the best regular-season offenses ever, improving by +4.7 points when Luka enters the game.
Luka masterfully leverages his considerable scoring threat/'gravity' to earn teammates open looks. Reading and manipulating defenses like a Jedi, Dončić can fire perfectly-placed fastball bouncers and lobs from outside the arc to rolling Dallas bigs in the PnR, or whip highlight-reel worthy cross-court skip-passes to the Mavericks' armada of shooters. His anticipation is excellent, throwing precise passes into open space, out and in front of his teammates, where they can nab it before scrambling defenders do. Luka's outlet passing is great too, and he's skilled at blending lobs and interior drop-offs with his dangerous drives to the rim, both in transition and half-court settings. With an offensive wizard at their helm and excellent spacing spreading opponent defenses thin, it's no wonder the Dallas offense is as fearsome as it's been.
  • 🟢 Uses size and intelligence on defense
Luka can stay in front of most players with his size and footwork and his offensive IQ allows him to occasionally diagnose certain opponent offensive sets before they happen and even blow them up completely. His large frame and good positioning let him add some value as a defensive rebounder as well (8.0 DRB/game, +1.1 team TRB% with Luka on court).

The not-as-good:

  • 🔴 Slightly-negative defender overall
Dallas have the 17th-ranked defense (+0.2 rDRTG) and are +3.4 points better on defense with Luka off the court. Off-ball, Luka has frequent slips in awareness and can lose track of cutters; he doesn't often make constructive help rotations either. He can be prone to gambling at times, and while this pays off on occasion (1.0 steals/game), it results in open opponent shot attempts more often than not. He's not great at chasing players around the court either and his closeouts aren't always spiffy. On-ball, he's decent at keeping opponent wings in front of him, but he's not much of a shot-deterrent in general - opponents shoot 4.3% better than average on all 2-pointers when Dončić is the closest defender. Defensive metrics generally think of Luka as a slightly-negative defender.
  • 🔴 Occasionally questionable shot-selection and passes
Settles for too many long-3s off-the-dribble. His shot selection is vaguely Harden-esque, but he's not as good a shooter as Harden is yet.
Passing-wise, Luka tries a lot of highlight passes that end up missing their mark; he also misses a few advanced reads, though his arsenal is rapidly expanding.
Some of this showed up in the clutch, where he wasn't very good this season (-9 net rating, poor scoring efficiency (42ts%)). This was likely reflected in the Mavericks' team-wide struggles in the clutch as well. Weirdly, he was better in the clutch during his rookie year (55ts%).
  • 🔴 Has lost some efficiency over the course of the season? (likely related to injuries?)
Nothing serious, just something to keep an eye on.
  • 🔴 Maybe overly ball-dominant, questionable fit next to other high-usage stars?
(Nitpicking.)
Dončić is an elite offensive quarterback, as previously mentioned, which definitely adds value when paired next to better teammates. However, his highly-limited catch-and-shoot game this season (1.3 C&S 3PA, 26.9 3P% on catch-and-shoot 3s) and subpar defense put a cap on his scaleability.
Nonetheless, the Mavericks DO have one of the best offenses ever right now. Fitting next to other superstars becomes MUCH less of a concern when you already have a high-level floor-spacing secondary-scorer big-man PnPnP-partner in Kristaps Porzingis, and more importantly, when your team is already this dominant offensively.
  • 🔴 Minor durability concerns
Luka has had a smattering of minor injuries over his NBA career so far, causing him to miss nearly a fifth of his games this season (13/67).

Jayson Tatum "Jayson Tatum"

In a nutshell: 22 y/o, Boston Celtics PF/SF, 6-8, 204lb, All-NBA Candidate. Stats: 23.6/7.1/2.9/1.4/0.9 with 2.2 TOVs on 44.8/39.8/80.6 shooting splits (56.2 TS%), 59 games played. Nerd stats: 28.6% Usage, +11.5 On/Off, +4.4 PIPM (9th) , +5.2 RAPTOR (12th) , +3.0 BPM (Backpicks) (27th) , +3.9 BPM (BBRef) (19th) , +3.63 RPM (14th) .

The good:

  • 🟢 Very solid scorer (24.7 points per 75, on -0.2 rTS%), who underwent a mid-season superstar scoring leap
In the final 25-ish games before the NBA suspended its season, something happened that sent shockwaves throughout Celtics Nation and the rest of the Eastern Conference .... Jayson Tatum's beard finally connected.
Something else also happened, though: Tatum significantly ramped up his scoring in his final 23 games, averaging 27.9 ppg on 61.1 TS% (+4.7 rTS%, 49/46/75 splits), up from 20.8 ppg on 52.6 TS% (-3.8 rTS%) in his 36 games prior.
The key to Tatum's rapid ascension lay in his decidedly-increased confidence and accuracy from the 3-point stripe (6.5 3PM, 35 FG% ➡️ 8.1 3PM, 45.4 FG%) , which opened up driving lanes for Tatum to attack the rim much more aggressively, finishing quite well there (59 Rim-FG%), often using his spin move and a combination of athleticism, long strides, and footwork to shake defenders. He's also drawing many more fouls as a result of his increased assertiveness in the paint (3.9 ➡️ 6.0 FTA) .
Relevant chart by The Ringer: Jayson's ISO game is solid (0.99 PPP-73rd percentile efficiency, ranked 9th in volume) and he's stunningly efficient in the PnR (5th in efficiency among high-volume PnR ball-handlers) .
Some regression is likely, and JT will still need to show whether he can maintain this type of production over a full season, as well in the playoffs, where he had a brilliant rookie campaign and a more uneven sophomore one, but early returns on Superstar Tatum have been highly promising.
  • 🟢 Elite volume-shooter
40 3P% overall, 45 3P% on over 8 3PA/game in final 23 games.
Tatum's shot selection is a major driving force for his breakout this year. Veering away slightly from the long-twos he was perhaps overly-fond of last season (midrange attempts now comprise about 20% of his total shots, down from 30% last season), Jayson has started to nail 3-pointers this season at a deadly rate on inflated volume.
Considering his accuracy, volume, as well as the type and difficulty of 3s that he's taking (side-steps, stepbacks, quick pullups, transition, shuffle-outs, using screens), Tatum is one of the best volume-shooters in the NBA.
Jayson is comfortable either taking 3s in the flow of the Celtics' egalitarian offense (39 FG% on catch-and-shoot 3s, 2.5 3PA/game), or, when he's on the ball, blending several smooth dribble moves together (between-the-legs, crossovers) with stepbacks and sidesteps to create space for his lethal pullup-3 (elite 40 FG% on pullup 3s, 4.5 3PA/game) .
  • 🟢 Passable passer
Averaging 3.1 assists per game in his final 23 games (1.4:1 AST/TO ratio, 4.1 Passer Rating, 5.6 Box Creation), Tatum is steadily gaining more experience reading the defense in the pick-and-roll this year- he's gotten better at bouncing/lobbing to the roll man and kicking out to open shooters when doubled. His relatively light playmaking load and decent ball-protection also mean that his turnovers are on the lower end for a high-usage star (2.2 turnovers/game).
  • 🟢 Excellent perimeter defender
Switchable, moves his feet well, extremely active off-ball. Boston has a top-4 defense (-3.6 rDRTG), and is +4.3 points better defensively with Tatum on the court. Prior to his superstar leap, he was arguably more impactful on defense than offense. On ball, he's guarded positions 1 through 4 at least 18.4% of the time each, with both the cat quickness and footwork to keep up with speedy guards like Westbrook and the size and length (6-8 with 6-11 wingspan) to guard larger wings/quicker bigs like Kawhi/AD. He uses his length and leg speed to bother shooters well on closeouts or in man situations. Players that Tatum defend shoot almost 2% worse overall.
Off the ball, Tatum is highly disruptive and effective, with a knack for being in the right place at the right time. He has a gift for tracking ball-handlers' eyes, often helping off his man and straying into the paint to deter rim attempts (0.9 blocks/game) and play the passing lanes well (top 20 in steals and deflections). Tatum is especially destructive in the elbows and foul-line area, timing help rotations perfectly to force turnovers and being long enough to disrupt kickouts to shooters following his help.
  • 🟢 Durable
Tatum has rarely been injured so far.

The not-as-good:

  • 🔴 Subpar playmaker
Tatum is still far from a high-level playmaker. He sometimes still has his blinders on when pursuing his own score, missing open teammates on occasion, an ailment that has plagued several talented scorers over the years. Considering his PnR scoring efficiency, he could maybe try to throw the skip pass to weakside shooters more often when their man helps off of them, or incorporate no-looks / use his eyes to manipulate defenders and create open looks for teammates.
However, his shot selection and decision-making on the ball has improved markedly from his sophomore year - fewer midrange and more 3P attempts, for example, and he's fantastic at carrying out Brad Stevens' offensive scheme: the Celtics have the 5th-ranked offense (+2.5 rORTG), which improves by a lofty +7.2 points with Tatum on the court.
Double-teams and traps will be sent at Jayson with increasing regularity as his scoring game gains more notoriety, though, so learning to pick apart defenses with his vision will be essential if JT wishes to become a top-10-level offensive player in the future.
  • 🔴 Some areas of scoring
Despite his Kobe-esque reputation amongst certain fans, Jayson's midrange scoring isn't particularly accurate at the moment. Amusingly, he's actually shooting better from 3-point territory (40 FG%, 420 attempts) than from midrange (38 FG%, 181 attempts). His fadeaways (39.8 FG%, 103 attempts), while flashy, haven't been very efficient.
Moreover, Tatum isn't especially effective in the non-restricted area of the paint (37.2 FG%, 157 attempts) either - his floaters, for example, aren't very accurate (36 FG%, 80 attempts).
However, having a diverse arsenal like this still adds value to his overall scoring versatility, so it's important for Jayson to keep attempting and improving on these types of shots in order to keep defenses honest. Opportunities to take these shots in-game will become increasingly available to Tatum in the future as defenders will often try to run him off the line, wary of his superb 3-point stroke.
Finally, Tatum's finishing in the paint/restricted area is 'only' around league-average for a forward (59.3 FG%). He could add some bulk, perhaps, to score through contact better, which could also boost his foul-drawing rates.
  • 🔴 Some areas of defense
Jayson can be guilty of over-helping occasionally or striking out while playing the passing lanes and losing track of his man, leading to some open 3s or cuts to the rim. His closeouts aren't always the cleanest. His man defense also doesn't extend to 5s just yet (spends only 7.2% of his possessions guarding centers), as he lacks the mass required to bang with monsters in the post consistently, though he has the length and athleticism to hold his own in a pinch or on a switch. Tatum also doesn't have too much influence as a rim-protector at the moment.
Take these with several pinches of salt, but advanced metrics' have varying mileage re: his overall defensive impact, ranging from elite to just very good: he's 8th in defensive win-shares, 12th in LA-DRAPM, 26th in D-RPM, 38th in D-PIPM, 52nd in D-RAPTOR, and 55th in DBPM.

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