I'll be a legend some day!
You'll all see...
It's absolutely wild, insulting and telling that Twitter will bend over backwards to ban hate speech but will keep fucking child sexual abuse materials up because it doesn't "violate their policies"
There is technology developed to help victims protect themselves and to have footage of their abuse removed, this petition is to try to get Twitter to actually do something about it.
The petition starter Eliza Bleu says not to donate, so don't do that. But please do sign, it may not do much or anything but maybe it will.
Eliza's also a fantastic follow on social media, she's a survivor and a vicious fighter.
Welp I lucked out and got an Xbox Series X. Had to sign up for Sam's Club to get it but that doesn't seem like a huge L since that's only $40 a year and just a few trips should pay for itself.
It should arrive the day before The Show drops on Xbox so I'll get 4 days on PS4 and then transition to Xbox.
What accessories should I buy in preparation?
Something has definitely changed around there. I first noticed it after they shut down all the talk around LeBron, Hong Kong and China. They are consistently inconsistent with their enforcement of the TOS which wouldn't be so bad if they weren't also completely lacking in transparency. I remember getting into a PM with the mods and their argument was basically "we don't like that talk so stfu"
@Petravork got banned and it took hours for anyone to find out why and the reason was as weak as fuck, screaming of trumped up charges they made up.
I said it to @jdealla in a PM and I'll say it here. All of this shit shows that whoever runs the website is clearly making ad money off of the website, not just making enough to keep the servers going but actively cutting themselves a check off of running the website.
No one running a forum for the love of it goes this far to leave their members in the dark on the goings on behind the scenes.
The universe is a giant expanse of space and your life is but a twinkle on the turd of time.
Sometimes fighting back isn't necessarily the best move, for if you are constantly fighting back against slights you give the slighter a measure agency over your emotions.
Stay in control of your reactions. Stay in control of yourself. Stay within yourself. Look at why you want to fight back so badly. Is it to protect your ego? Is it to save face? Is it to set the record straight?
Always take a step back and analyze the situation.
Sometimes instead of fighting, gather information to help you handle that particular personality in the future. When you choose to fight without study, all you learn is how that person fights.
"The greatest victory is that which requires no battle." - Sun Tzu
This dude will forever be the voice of basketball in my mind. Absolute legend. Should be in the Hall of Fame. I always hear his YYYES!!! When I shoot trash into a can.
He made some absolutely horrific basketball watchable and did something you rarely see from a play by play man, he made his color man better. He was great at his job, knew when to shut up, knew when to talk it up, knew when to get hype, knew when to be solemn.
I'm in complete shambles man.
This feels worse than when the Sixers blew Game 7...
If Tom Mcginnis and Merrell Reese retire I'm just gonna pack up and leave town.
I have to talk about one Joel Hans Embiid. If I wasn't already married, I'd propose to him. He's amazing. I love him so much. So much. He's an international treasure and every night I watch him play I feel like I am privileged to witness greatness.
It's more than just his ability on the court. He's by all accounts an amazing person who always goes out of his way to make his fans know that he loves them too.
On the court, he's something we've never seen before.
Imagine one human being capable of doing all of these things:
And this was just tonight.
I love him I love him I love him
@nd13 McCutchen is gone. Odubel is probably getting bought out at $2.5M. I still believe in Didi and that Kingery contract is fucking clown shoes.
This next FA period will tell you a lot on what the plan is, if they strike out on everyone and sign a bunch of meh again, everyone on the squad making good money or performing well should have a to-go bag packed.
@nd13 poor defense is infectious. Look at Bryce not being able to see a pop fly, McCutchen flailing and falling over every time the ball gets hit into the corner, Odubel and Hoskins existing everytime a half-hard hit ball comes towards them.
This team needs a total rebuild defensively. And Freddy Galvis in CF which is bound to happen at some point ain't it.
It's such a sad time to be a Phillies fan. At least the truly awful teams were entertaining in their awfulness, this mediocrity is just depressing. $250M for .500 play. Can't wait for the 6 out of 7 win streak at the end of the year to salvage a 1 game over .500 season so they can act like there was progress.
The reality is that they should blow it up again and start all over. They can get a King's Ransom for Wheeler and Segura. Someone would want Harper for sure. Nola and Rhys are very moveable too.
There's something very unlikable about this team. I like them individually but the sum of their parts is an extremely unlikable squad.
I did some thinking and this Nolan Ryan might be a really, really nice.
Maxed out H/9 and K/9 means that the PCI will be as small as the game allows.
There's a way to pitch really well with him as each pitch has another pitch that tunnels with it and can lead to deception:
Outlier 4SB mixed with non-outlier sinker which is really an unfair combo, especially armside. RvR you will force them to turn and burn and that 7mph difference is huge and if his sinker gets any lower in speed its basically a hard change up. RvL you can have them thinking your painting the corner away and the ball will dip away from their miniscule PCI
Then you have the sinker - circle change mix which is also a top tier tunneling combo. Out of the hand they look extremely similar and they have the same break angle but there's a 15 mph difference in speed. It's a sick combo.
There's also the high 4sb - 12-6 curve tunnel. If you don't spam it too much, you can get some terrible swings both at outlier fastballs way above the zone and in 12-6 curves that drop from the sky into the zone. You have to be really precise with that curve but with 99 break and 91 control you can be.
There's also the possibility of tunneling the 12-6 curve and circle change. They're very close together speed wise but while the circle change breaks arm side, the curve drops like a rock. If you've been catching them with change ups away RvR, you may be able to get away with throwing the curve in the dirt. They will expect the ball to come back to the edge of the zone but instead it will just keep falling straight down into the dirt.
Max break on the curve really makes this feasible as well as the maxed out H/9 and K/9 since the batter has so much less room for error/recovery. I haven't personally tried this combo, but I will once Nolan's price drops to a manageable level.
He's not DeGrom good but I think he's damn good in the right hands and I really wanna try him out.
TL;DR - Nolan Ryan has some fun tunneling opportunities: 4seam & sinker, sinker & circle change, high 4seam & 12-6curve, strikezone circle change & buried 12-6 curve.