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  1. a gang of serial killers is not helping me sleep better at night.
  2. Drain the lake. Drastic times call for drastic measures.
  3. This is from a reddit comment I posted of another incident in Sep of last year. It may be one of the most correct things posted on this board. "This is what happens when bus people start flying."
  4. rapidsave.com_getting_escorted_off_a_flight-aft93wjjmbpa1.mp4
  5. When he started scrambling at 35 second mark, I was worried he was going trip on the turf and get a concussion.
  6. As long as Sark is here, we will never have a problem recruiting WRs. This is the position I am least worried about. That fact that WR room is loaded and we are still getting looks from quality transfers is a good problem to have.
  7. There are 14 tournaments planned for this year. Does this shit fold before the end of the year? Say they are into their 6th tournament and they are still getting beat in TV ratings by World's Funniest Animals, do the Saudis cut their losses and pull the plug? If the tour folds, do the asshat players still get their millions from their contracts? And do the Saudis kill Norman for convincing them to throw away a few hundred million/a billion dollars?
  8. The belt tightening continues. Fuck the production workers. I wait for Feherty to tweet his full support of this decision. https://iatse.net/liv-golf-strips-broadcast-crews-healthcare-other-benefits-despite-1-billion-in-projected-spending/ In LIV Golf’s 2022 inaugural season, crewmembers worked under a union contract, which contributed to the healthcare and retirement benefits that workers deserve. But the deal changed for the crew in LIV’s 2023 sophomore season. Workers were shocked to learn that LIV had pulled the rug out from under them by shifting to a non-union production company and circumventing the need to provide important employee benefits. As it stands the technicians behind LIV Golf’s telecasts are some of the few in major sports who do not receive health and retirement benefits when providing world-class coverage. “I gave up other work last year to commit to LIV because I knew I would receive much-needed healthcare contributions to keep my family in coverage,” said one crewmember. “But now that’s all changed, there seems to be plenty of money to spend on extravagant excess but not to guarantee the crew that puts their product on the air access to healthcare. These are industry standards, and the LIV executives could care less.” Making this sudden change in working conditions worse is that the Saudi Arabian Government’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), the primary financial backers of the league, have seemingly bottomless pockets and no aversion to spending extravagant sums with the 2023 LIV season projected to cost $1 billion. Five golfers alone account for more than half a billion dollars in guaranteed contracts, tournament purses are in the tens of millions, and players, caddies, and extended entourages receive lavish private flights. These factors considered; the technicians bringing these events to television should be getting industry-standard wages and benefits.
  9. Interested to read opinions on this. IMO this was coming. Austin leadership haven't been able to make changes because Austin but also because NIMBYism. The Lege is getting involved. https://www.kut.org/austin/2023-03-21/austin-tried-and-failed-to-rewrite-its-land-code-republican-lawmakers-might-do-it-for-them In Austin, 5,750 square feet is a magic number. It’s one-tenth of a football field. Half of an Olympic standard swimming pool. And precisely the size of the American dream. “If you're driving around urban Austin, through Hyde Park, Clarksville, Crestview,” said Scott Turner, a local homebuilder, “then most of [these lots] are going to be 50 feet wide.” And 115 feet deep. Which gets us to 5,750 square feet, the amount of land Austin requires to build a house in most parts of the city. In land use terms, this number is called minimum lot size. Austin’s minimum lot size is larger than that of other major Texas cities. (Houston’s, for example, is 1,400 square feet.) Turner, unsurprisingly, is not a fan. Austin’s minimum lot size means he can’t build as many homes as he’d like. But it also means that anyone looking to buy a house has to buy 5,750 square feet of land — and likely the large home built to justify that amount of land. “Until we start to try and address our minimum lot size problem, all we’re going to get are big expensive homes because that’s all the code will allow,” Turner said. Austin tried to address its “minimum lot size problem” — and the problems many people saw in the land code as a whole. Nearly a decade ago, the City Council embarked on a rewrite of the city’s land development code, a lengthy manual dictating what can be built in the city and where. Elected officials reasoned they needed to tweak regulations like minimum lot size and height restrictions to let developers build more in central neighborhoods — to better accommodate the city’s population, which had more than doubled in three decades. But, ultimately, these revisions never came to pass. After spending a decade and more than $10 million on the project, the city was stopped short in 2020 when a group of property owners successfully sued and halted the land code revision. Since then, the cost of housing in the city has skyrocketed and builders and advocates for more housing have turned to the state for help. What Democratic-led Austin couldn’t get done, now the Republican-led state may do, much to the chagrin of local leaders. Republican legislators are now wading into Austin’s land code debate. Lawmakers have filed several bills that, if passed, could greatly impact what kind of housing gets built in the city. State Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, has filed a bill that would lower minimum lot sizes in at least a dozen counties, including Travis, to 1,400 square feet — about a fourth of the requisite amount of land needed to build a house in Austin. “Clearly, if you have a smaller footprint and cost structure, then you have more affordable housing,” Bettencourt said, an idea backed by research on three decades of home sale data. Senate Bill 1787 also requires that cities allow for a certain number of homes to be built — no less than 31.1 per acre. That's akin to a neighborhood with townhome or apartment-style buildings. Other lawmakers have filed bills to loosen so-called compatibility rules, which limit how tall developers can build within a certain distance of a single-family home. Last year, Austin council members voted to amend the city’s rules, although several members lamented that the changes were too modest. While many of these bills are being carried by Republicans in both the Texas House and Senate, at least one Democrat has weighed into the debate. Rep. Carl Sherman, Sr., D-Lancaster, has filed a bill that would make it harder for neighbors to block zoning changes on nearby property, a process called a valid petition. Currently, if owners with property representing at least 20% of land near a parcel proposed for new zoning oppose the change, the local government has to approve it with a larger share of votes than usual. Sherman and Rep. Justin Holland, R-Rockwall, who has filed a duplicate bill, have proposed upping this to the owners of 50% of land. “I liken it to having a publicly traded company or even a private company,” Sherman told KUT. “Unless you have more than 50% ownership, you can’t decide what direction the company is going to go in.” But at the same time that local leaders and housing advocates decry the state’s involvement in local land use issues, many say they understand why it has come to pass. “When we cause so much decision paralysis and are not able to move forward as a community … people decide to essentially bypass the city,” said Awais Azhar, a city planning commissioner and a board member of HousingWorks Austin. Years ago, Austin set affordable housing goals. The city is far from accomplishing them. This includes members of a nonprofit called Texans for Reasonable Solutions, made up of new and notable Austin residents like the founder of PayPal and Claire Boucher, a musician known by the name Grimes. The group has been advocating for these bills at the state, lamenting local leaders' inability to make the changes they say they want. Others think these changes, no matter who is implementing them, infringe on the rights of homeowners in Austin. Fred Lewis, a local attorney, is one of the plaintiffs in the case against the city over several zoning changes. He was also a plaintiff in the land code rewrite lawsuit. "The bills at the Lege will take away local control and are an assault on people's property rights and desire to live in single family homes," he wrote in an email. It's unclear what traction any of these bills will get — and if they'll cross the many hurdles needed to become law. But state legislators getting involved in the minutiae of municipal land rules feels like a natural conclusion to some.
  10. Welcome to the SEC. Actually this inbred is doing us a favor. He's giving us an idea of what it's going to be like having SEC SEC SEC posters pollute this board.
  11. This is the day that Surly died. This fuckstick is going to invite all of his kin on here.
  12. Negotiation tactics to up his signature fee. Good for the young man.
  13. Obviously he received and outstanding Greek education on the US banking system. Maybe we should send our kids to Greece to get a proper education.
  14. I'm sure this is already known but it's news to me, dammit. So I guess they are trying to make LIV like Formula 1 or someshit? Sell off the teams to commercial entities to own and run? I had no idea that was the model. Each team will soon have their own P&L. Companies can buy the teams and earn returns on their winnings. Players will have contracts which can be bought, sold, terminated? And to get new talent, they're going to hire some up and coming dude to join a team? I cannot wrap my head around this and how it will ever succeed. https://firepitcollective.com/liv-golfs-growing-pains/
  15. holy shit. rapidsave.com_everything_is_going_to_be_fine-7xh8kldlgsoa1.mp4
  16. r/wallstreetbets is pretty funny rn
  17. It's John Wick Week, Motherfuckers! I'm going to masturbate in my theater seat on Friday. Fuck anyone who is offended. John Wick deserves all of me.
  18. All those dudes got paid huge money for posh deck seats on the Titanic. Some of them were ready for retirement anyway. But Fatrick, DJ, and Brooks threw away their golf futures by whoring themselves to obscurity. How long until CW execs drop LIV for re-runs of I Love Lucy which is guaranteed to make them more ad money? https://nypost.com/2023/03/19/liv-golfs-tv-ratings-somehow-get-worse-with-tucson-event/ According to a report, the ratings spiraled downward during its second event of the year this weekend in Tucson, Ariz. Kevin Van Valkenburg of the golf-centric No Laying Up reports that LIV Golf scored a 0.14 rating in the key 18-49 demographic across 33 markets from their Arizona-based showcase on Saturday. It’s a worse performance than just three weeks prior. Just last month, LIV Golf had their TV debut for its first 2023 event in Mexico, and the ratings were disastrous. LIV Golf Mayakoba similarly scored a 0.2 in Saturday’s overnight ratings, and were outdone by “World’s Funniest Animals” later that day.
  19. From your waist down, she could beat the shit out of you.
  20. Video 3980 [www.reddit.watch].mp4
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