Fellow crypto enthusiasts know that future generations will look back on today as the Age of Bitcoin, and Virgins. Our message to you: heed not the cries of so-called “qualified financial advisors” who tell you this imaginary computer money is useless. If getting rich was easy— everyone would do it! Am I right? So you know it ain’t easy. Easy would be, for example, listening to the advice of financial institutions that manage billions of dollars on behalf of high net worth clients. That ain’t crypto, my pals. You can’t spell “rich” without “risk,” and you can’t get rich without possessing the fortitude to listen to some guy on Reddit while ignoring the “old school” voices of the past. You may have heard that Allianz Global Investors has issued a little note about Bit coin, containing scaremongering “old money” assertions such as: “Its trajectory resembles a textbook case of a … [Read more...] about You Won’t Get Rich By Listening to “Experts” Who Say Bitcoin Is Worth “Zero”–Forget It!
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Last night’s megatrade that will send Alex Smith to Washington ensures that this offseason is almost certain to feature that rarest of NFL species: an experienced starting quarterback venturing into unrestricted free agency. Brace yourself, gentle reader: We live in a world in which Kirk Cousins will likely soon be the NFL’s highest-paid player. Yes, that would be the same Kirk Cousins who’s coming off a 2017 season in which he finished outside the top 10 in both passer rating (93.9) and Total QBR (52.4)—that’s Josh McCown territory. But there’s a logic to this, and it’s rooted in three factors: distortions in the quarterback market, scarcity, and timing. Cousins stands to benefit from all three. Here’s why. The market The value teams have placed on quarterbacks keeps rising, but it’s been damn near impossible to gauge what QBs are truly worth. Smith is the perfect example of this, as overthecap.com founder Jason Fitzgerald … [Read more...] about Kirk Cousins Is About To Get Paid, But By Whom?
The surprise isn’t that Kirk Cousins is getting lots of money. As the biggest name in a big market for free-agent quarterbacks, Cousins was bound to get paid this offseason. What’s notable is how he and the Vikings reportedly agreed to structure the deal, which cannot be signed until 4 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday. The word is that Cousins’s contract will be for three years and worth approximately $84 million, all fully guaranteed. The NFL notoriously does not do fully guaranteed contracts, so that last part is what jumps off the page. Cousins’s contract could set off a trend in which guarantees represent a bigger portion of more contracts. Just don’t expect fully guaranteed deals to become the norm for a lot of other players. There’s a deep history to NFL teams’ reluctance to dole out contracts with complete guarantees. It’s likewise rare that any full guarantees—as opposed to injury guarantees—carry into the third year of any … [Read more...] about Is Kirk Cousins’s Fully Guaranteed Contract A Sign Of Things To Come?
The first thing you notice, once you look a little more closely into the Skins’ attempt to gain the high ground on Kirk Cousins, is that in the video meant to smear the quarterback as unreasonable, team president Bruce Allen repeatedly calls him “Kurt.” The second thing you notice is that the Skins’ self-proclaimed enormous, generous, record-setting contract offer actually amounts to only $300,000 in new money. The Skins are a joke, and you can stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Let’s back up. Monday afternoon, the deadline passed for teams to reach contract extensions with players who have been slapped with the franchise tag. It was by that point, after an offseason of fruitless negotiations, more or less expected that no deal would be reached, and Cousins would become the first QB in history to play a second straight year on a franchise tag. What wasn’t expected was that the Skins would immediately go public. Washington posted a video … [Read more...] about The Skins Really Couldn’t Have Played This Kirk Cousins Situation Any Worse
So… Kirk Cousins. It is extremely difficult—impossible, even—to evaluate Kirk Cousins solely as a quarterback when, for the past six seasons, he has plied his trade in the middle of Dan Snyder’s never-ending diarrhea rodeo. He was drafted by Mike Shanahan in the fourth round as an insurance policy for the quarterback that Shanahan drafted in first round. After that first QB broke both his knee and his frontal lobe, Cousins found himself in the middle of a quarterback controversy fraught with standard local fan irrationality and no shortage of racial subtext. And then, once he formally supplanted Robert Griffin III as the permanent starter, he found himself in a strange new power struggle with Skins’ upper management, refusing to play for less than he was worth and being subjected to Bruce Allen’s drunken asshattery as a result. As such, for nearly the entirety of his playing career, Cousins has been less a quarterback than an ongoing litmus test … [Read more...] about Now We Get To See If Kirk Cousins Is Really Worth A Shit
An analysis of financial disclosure data by the Tribune News Service shows Congress was 20% richer at the start of the 115th Congress, in January 2017, than it was at the start of the previous Congress in 2015. Members had a staggering total fortune of at least $2.43 billion, with a median net worth of $511,000. The financial disclosure forms submitted by members of Congress are inexact. They’re only required to submit a range for most assets—like between $500,000 and $1,000,000, as you can see on this example from Darrel Issa, the richest member of Congress—so the figures are based on the minimum of each range, making it very likely the true numbers are significantly higher. The median net worth of members of Congress was $511,000, about five times higher than the median net worth for American families, which was $97,300 in 2016, according to a 2017 survey by the Federal Reserve. For black families, their net worth was just $17,600, meaning your median member of … [Read more...] about Members of Congress Are Now At Least 29 Times Richer Than the Average Black Family in America
Our nation is riven with political and spiritual disagreements. But one evangelical Christian writer has taken to the time to reach out to the rest of the nation with a heartfelt message: Wowza, we evangelicals will fucking believe any damn lie! David Brody, a correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network and co-author of a real book titled “The Faith of Donald Trump: A Spiritual Biography” (The book is just one blank page. Ha. Sorry.) (The book is just one page that says “MONEY.” Ha. It’s not, and I’m sorry), has made an admirable effort to use the New York Times opinion page to make us all understand the reasoning of evangelical Christians who throw their full political support behind Donald Trump, a man who does nothing but sin and loves only money and generally waves around a bible in the most transparently cynical way possible. If Brody’s op-ed is to believed, that evangelical reasoning is: “We are very, very dumb.” … [Read more...] about Evangelical Explains: We Evangelicals Are The Biggest Suckers in the United States
I’m not sure Batman: Arkham Knight is a game anyone can ever finish. There’s so much to it, even if you skip the 200+ Riddler trophies and the mountains of “AR” challenges. I’ve needed to clear space on my PS4 and was considering deleting it before going back and realizing there’s more fun stuff in this game I’d never done. I’d never finished the game’s Season of Infamy DLC, which adds a quartet of multi-stage quests to the game’s open world. I’d done the Ra’s Al Ghul quest one year ago, but until this week had never finished the quest to find the cops kidnapped by the Mad Hatter and hadn’t even started the missions involving Killer Croc and Mr. Freeze. The Croc missions are mostly set in a crashed, formerly airborne prison and offer the eye candy that the Arkham games excel at: spectacular-looking environments and stunning, bone-crunching combat animations. The Mr. Freeze stuff continues that … [Read more...] about Batman: Arkham Knight Is Still Worth Going Back To
AlphaBay Market, a prominent dark web marketplace that facilitates the sale of drugs and other illegal items, went down last night and users are panicking, afraid the moderators have shut down the site for good and run off with the loot. But it doesn’t seem like users need to worry—at least not yet. This wouldn’t be the first time administrators of an online black market pulled off such an exit scam—the dark web market Evolution vanished in 2015, with moderators making off with customers’ bitcoins. But it’s not yet clear that AlphaBay’s moderators are following the same path. Most of the fear stems from the coincidental timing of a Bitcoin transaction worth about $3.8 million dollars. However, the transaction isn’t definitively tied to AlphaBay, and a dark web expert told Gizmodo that the amount is rather small if AlphaBay’s creators are indeed ripping off their customers. The $3.8 million in bitcoin transfers “definitely add … [Read more...] about A Major Dark Net Market Is Down and Users Are Worried They Got Scammed
Last week, The Intercept’s Lee Fang and Spencer Woodman published a story about how the family of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, whose husband is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, funneled millions of dollars to their family foundation from their own offshore tax shelters, which are incorporated in the Marshall Islands in order to hide their dealings and profits from the United States government. That is, the government that Chao and McConnell help to run. The Transportation Department says, “Chao has no affiliation with the family shipping business,” though she did receive at least one officially reported gift of millions of dollars from her father. The foundation also gave $40 million to Harvard, which named a building after Chao’s mother. McConnell, who has never had a career outside of politics, and who has served in the U.S. Senate since 1985, somehow has a personal net worth of around $26.7 million. None of this is particularly … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to Honest Graft?