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2014.05.24 20:10 vittaya Places to Eat in Little Osaka

What are your favorite places to eat in Little Osaka?

2016.11.27 03:35 Mtndrft Places to eat located in Vancouver BC.

A place to suggest food locations to try out and revisit.

2013.08.15 02:31 suggestions for good places to eat out in LA

This is a subreddit for sharing your favorite places to eat in the greater LA area. It is not intended as a place to leave negative reviews. Whether it's a food truck, hole in the wall, cafe, fancy restaurant, or late night diner, we're interested in hearing about places where delicious food and drink of all categories can be obtained.

2023.03.21 21:25 black_and_yellowish It's eating away at my love for her (26F) (25M)

tl;dr : 25 male, 26 female, 2 years of relationship. Trying to accept my gf history.
We started as friends with benefits for 2-3 months. I wasn't that into her but I always thought it would be possible. Maybe out of fear of attachment.We then started getting exclusive and started dating lets say 6 to 7 month in since we met.
I learned weeks before the official dating status that during the friends with benefits period she had met with other dudes and slept once with a dude other than me. The meetings are ok we were not together but the sex had made me so angry. I nearly stopped it there. I felt betrayed and disgusted. Because i had based the relationship on something that wasn't sincere. But out of love I continued
I had a few experiences before but less than 5. Her history is 10. I learned recently that what she meant by 'history' is not what i meant. Let's not go into details but she did stuff with 16 guys. Wasn't just kissing btw.
I used to love her easily easily way more than she did. During the first year of the relationship. After that, my love lessened and her's grew. We have known each other now for 2 years. Having kinda accepted all this, learning the 10 to 16 recently kinda sarted the doubt again.
I do find it too much. It's in the span of 18 months too. She lost her virginity late and i was just the next one. Honestly i feel like just any other dude. I did speak with her about this. She is sadenned that it bothers me but doesn't regret it. I understand.
I really can't stop thinking about this sometimes and it annoys me. And it's eating away at the relationship and my love for her. Nearly 2 years now.
It's hard to talk to her about this. Not the right time now but i want to know. I tried before, many times, but she isn't really into communication. She is really shy with her emotions. I understand. I know that we have to work on communication before going into this further. I would just like an opinion in the meantime.
How should i deal with my feelings without hurting her?
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2023.03.21 21:25 RobbieIsGae Here are the band I'm excited to see at bloodstock!

Please don't come at me! These are my opinions that don't affect yours.
Thursday 10th august ( in order of best to worst)
Frozen soul : sophie Lancaster stage Tribe of ghosts : sophie Lancaster stage Warkings : sophie Lancaster stage
Don't care for these * The violent inczident : sophie Lancaster stage Skynd : Sophie Lancaster stage *
Friday 11th august (best to worst)
Killswitch engage : Ronnie James Dio stage Fit for an autopsy: Ronnie James Dio stage Gatecreeper : Ronnie James Dio stage In flames : Ronnie James Dio stage Candlemass: Sophie Lancaster stage Wolfbastard : Sophie Lancaster stage Gaera: Sophie Lancaster stage Nonpoint: Sophie Lancaster stage
Don't care/have time for any of these * Bossk : Sophie Lancaster stage Striker: Sophie Lancaster stage The enigma division: Sophie Lancaster stage Zetra: Sophie Lancaster stage Sacred Reich : Ronnie James Dio stage *
Saturday 12th august: (best to worse)
Meshuggah: Ronnie James Dio stage Gutalax : Sophie Lancaster stage Casket feeder : Sophie Lancaster stage Devildriver : Ronnie James Dio stage Knocked loose : Ronnie James Dio stage Skin failure : Sophie Lancaster stage Tortured demon : Sophie Lancaster stage Eyes : Sophie Lancaster stage
Seething Akira : Ronnie James Dio stage (dad?) Triptykon: Ronnie James Dio stage
Urne : Ronnie James Dio stage Brothers of metal : Sophie Lancaster stage
Trollfest: Sophie Lancaster stage Dakesis : Sophie Lancaster stage (dad?)
Don't care for these * Zeal and ardor Crowbar : Ronnie James Dio stage
Sunday 13th august: best to worst
Megadeth : Ronnie James Dio stage Sepultura : Ronnie James Dio stage Decapitated : Ronnie James Dio stage Dead label : Ronnie James Dio stage Biohazard : Sophie Lancaster stage Tuskar : Sophie Lancaster stage Overthrowne : Sophie Lancaster stage All hail the yeti : Ronnie James Dio stage
King 810 : Sophie Lancaster stage Cobra the impaler: Sophie Lancaster stage
Don't care for * Ugly kid joe: Ronnie James Dio stage Unto others : Sophie Lancaster stage Uuhai : Sophie Lancaster stage church of the cosmic skull : Sophie Lancaster Helloween : Ronnie James Dio stage Invisions : Sophie Lancaster stage
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2023.03.21 21:25 Wide_Interest_6327 I have a question about ordering pizza at my kid's birthday party. (please help!)

I'm working on my girl's birthday party and I'm not sure how many pizza I have to order.
Kids are 14 and adults are coming along with them I guess. (some adults might drop off I guess)
They are 2nd grader girls only.
Play time is 1:00 -2:30 and party time is 2:30-3: 30 pm.
*The pizzas are included in the place are 4 pizzas and I wonder if I should add more pizza and how many.
*And I'm not sure if it's meal time I guess adults already had lunch or do you think adults expect their regular meal like having 2 pieces of pizza something like that?

*Pizzas and sodas are there and do I have add more food like fruit platter or veggie tray?
From my experiene adults dont eat a lot and it's not meal time like 12 pm something so I don't want to waste food and money.

What do you think?
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2023.03.21 21:25 BR-EmPowerSolutions Cost Segregation Breakdown

Cost segregation is a strategic tool utilized by tax professionals, commercial real estate owners, investors, tenants and developers to accelerate depreciation deductions, reduce tax liability and increase cash flow by identifying certain assets that can be reclassified to a shorter depreciable life.
The basic premise of a cost segregation study is based on the time value of money. By reclassifying certain assets to a shorter recovery period, taxpayer’s are able to take advantage of the front-loaded depreciation deductions.
The costs that are reclassified to a shorter recovery period, typically 5, 7 and 15yr., are identified through a detailed engineering approach that uses actual cost records or the cost estimate approach. As a good rule of thumb, for every $100,000 of costs moved from 39yr. Property to 5yr. Property, it will provide the taxpayer a $25,000 10yr. Net present value savings.
Any commercial or income producing residential property placed in service in or after 1987 is a qualified candidate for cost segregation.
Some examples of properties that are common candidates for cost segregation are the following: assisted living, shopping centers, restaurants, medical, industrial, office, golf courses, storage facilities and strip malls.

Holler at me!
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2023.03.21 21:25 wellhungmatt812 Any ladies in or near West Terre Haute want to have some fun? I'm 38, well hung and really love to eat pussy, If interested message me.

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2023.03.21 21:25 Alternative_Desk_338 Seller credit overage

Looking for some creative takes on how to use a seller credit that is above the loan limit. Investment loan maxes the seller credit out at 2%. I requested above this amount figuring they would counter, but they accepted without counter. Basically I have $5k in seller credit that I can’t take towards closing costs, so any other ways I can use this without letting it go. Of course I can ask to reduce the sale price by $5k but that doesn’t do much in terms of payments. The place does need a roof, paint, etc, so trying to keep as much cash as possible.
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2023.03.21 21:25 KittenLoven My mom screamed at me for being sick

This is me venting so I apologize in advance for the length. She called me an attention-seeker, lazy ass and womanchild. I have a weak autoimmune system and was subjected to many illnesses ( anemia , kidney stones, hypoglycemia,hyperthyroidism, eye disease that makes me have terrible migraines till I throw up, etc.). Every doctor I went to told me I have a weak immune system and I should be more careful with my body. I was exempted from many PE classes until the exam where they went easy on me due to my diseases.
She never taught me anything and got mad at me for failing a task. She never taught me how to sew nor how to cook. I am a slow-paced learner and struggle to focus with details so I need to practice something and got it reviewed many times in order to learn something. While her golden child is a fast-paced learner and she always tells me how proud of him she is everyday. Despite watching many YouTube videos, I still don't know how to sew. She told me she never had the time and how others learn from YouTube and so should I. The ones who taught me how to cook were my classmates and high school teachers. She never lets me cook in the house because in her words, it's disgusting. The only times when I got to cook was during High school events. I felt proud of myself since everyone liked it every time.
Now I got sick because I got hungry and there was nothing to eat. I got a terrible stomach ache and fell ill with a terrible migraine that made me puke and my body trembling all over till the point I struggled to hold a glass. My body heated up so bad I felt like a volcano while my insides were cold if that makes sense. I can't handle the cold and can get sick even from a little breeze. She always refused to buy something for me on the pretext that she always forgets because she's so busy yada yada.
Now my problem is that I dropped out of college 2 years ago and yet I still live with her and her golden child. I'm not from the US and my best friends left the country. Despite me learning many skills on the net and selling it for almost free (ie copywriting and translating 250 words for $3 or cold calling someone for $10 per prospect), I don't have any gigs due to my lack of experience and me coming from a poor country. So everyone backs out.
Her golden child is on his 4th year of dropping from college and doing nothing until last year when he decided to help her in her job because he was fired from a company in which he was for 6 months.
I remember for 2 years, he did nothing and I had to clean the dishes every night, work for my mother from 7 am till 7 pm on the basis that she let me stay in her house for free. And it was hard managing time. He only played games in his bedroom and got out just to eat. I even had sleep deprivation due to him being loud at night and my N-mother doing nothing.
Now, after being depressed and dropping out from college 2 years ago and me wasting my time for her, I stopped helping her last year since I take care of 15 cats her son refused to let go and 3 dogs. It's hard and she told me compared to what my brother does, it's not physically challenging. I clean the place where they stay at least 5 times a day and feed them 2 a day and petsit them everyday when they get out while changing 3 huge litters everyday. She told me my brother and her had it worse and she's sick of me complaining.
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2023.03.21 21:24 maxis348 Aspiring Law Student

I'm currently a Junior at Georgia State. I am a Political Science major seeking to get into GSU's College of Law and I have a few questions for law students and law graduates:
I haven't taken the LSAT yet. When is the best date to take it and what score do I need in order to get in?
Is it easy for GSU undergraduate students to get into GSU's College of Law?
What is law school like? My goal is to be a defense attorney, so what classes should I take?
What professors should I talk to beforehand?
What GPA do I need and does it matter as much as my LSAT score?
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2023.03.21 21:24 SilentAssassin007 Any Christian Scholars believe Israelite El and Canaanite El are one in the same?

I am a self studied academic. I read commentaries, scholary books, peer reviewed papers, and I have books with ANE literature. I have read minimalist and maximalist scholars on this issue, but I have come to the conclusion that both El's are one in the same. My faith tradition however interprets that the true El revealed himself to Abraham while the Canaanites were mythologizing him.
I also believe that Baal is equivalent to the Satan in the New Testament, at least Revelation, considering Zeus is the Greek equivalent to Baal and Rev. 2:13 points to Pergamum as where the throne of Satan resides, and there is a temple dedicated to Zeus and Athena there. Also, Baal-Zebub (2 Kings 1:2) is the origin for what would become Beelzebub (Matthew 10:24-25.
I understand that El can be generic for God and Baal as Lord, but I am not convinced every place that describes El, especially in Genesis, just means "God", especially with similar titles and descriptions between Israelite and Canaanite El.
I would love to work on a book on this subject and am looking for scholarly feedback to see if there is a similar consensus somewhere out there. From discussions with certain scholars, they don't want to go that far and say they are the same. I don't think it's something to disregard though.
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2023.03.21 21:24 Feeling_Ad1651 Good shops to buy used android phones around colombo ?

Any good place to by used android phones in colombo with a decent warranty.
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2023.03.21 21:24 Petrosinella94 What work/renovation/DIY have you done to your house that you regret?

Partner and I brought a house three years ago and have been slowly renovating it. I don’t think we’ve done anything stupid yet but when browsing sale homes for inspiration I’m always amazed at the weird decor choices people choose*.
Recent one is Tudor style beams, doors and fire place in a 1980’s small detached house. Or pink everything - a house we saw when viewing was called Pink Palace and everything was a shade of pink. They apparently struggled to sell it as people didn’t want to buy a house which needed immediate decorating.
*not here to criticise.
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2023.03.21 21:24 Ju_Amed HELP with my new hamster 🥲🐹

I just bought a syrian hamster on saturday, I chose her because she came to greet me and seemed really curious. Ok, I put the box she came in inside the cage and let her come out by herself. She did almost immediately, explored a bit and then found a place to sleep, it was day time. At night, she explored the whole cage, played on the wheel, and slept a little outside the bedding close to where I was watching her, she seemed really fine, and not scared at all! The next day everything changed, she was afraid, I tried to hand her a treat and she ran away, now I barely see her… she won’t come out of the borrow and when she does she is clearly afraid. She only uses the wheel when I’m sleeping. I’m really sad and don’t know what happened and how to bond with her. Just to be clear, I gave her space on the first day, didn’t try to pick her or anything, I really don’t know what happened :(
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2023.03.21 21:24 dixiejolispa Text Blasting?

Brand new to OpenPhone here! I'm interested in sending monthly, mass texts to my clients (one or two a month) about monthly specials. What is the best way to go about this? Does OpenPhone do this, or do I need to integrate another company? I'm so confused
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2023.03.21 21:23 caribbeanpineapple1 Planting Everbearing Strawberries

I am completely new to gardening and ordered 2 everbearing strawberry plants from the website FastGrowingTrees.
I’m going to keep them potted but I’d like to transfer them to another pot size and have them both in the same pot. I’ve heard that that’s better to do.
Being so new to this, I have some questions: 1. What size pot should I get? 2. How often do I need to water? 3. What is more optimal, indoors or outdoors? 4. If outdoors, what can I do to prevent animals from eating it? Is chicken wire the best option?
Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated!
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2023.03.21 21:23 NoNameLivesForever Any place to breed and hatch Megachelons on Lost Island?

I managed to tame a first megachelon there. Given how abysmally slow they are, I intend to get a pair and breed them to get an imprinted, faster one. But I've read they can only breed and hatch in extreme depths, is there any place on LI that satisfies that requirement?
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2023.03.21 21:23 CV_LOVERBOY 19 [M4A] just trying to get a bf or gf [Relatinship]

Hey, I'm looking to talk to some people and see if it ends with us falling for each other, becoming mortal enemies, or maybe becoming best friends. Honestly, I'm hoping for all three. I'm a pretty happy-go-lucky guy. I love to meet new folks and hear what they have to say, though I am warning you that I love to joke around the first time we talk. As for my hobbies, I'm sort of a homebody. I usually read history or entertainment news, draw, code, and play games. But I do like to skate and go shooting with my air soft guns. Regarding what I'm looking for in a girlfriend, appearance really doesn't matter, as I'm looking for someone I can be chill with but also pour my heart out to in the heat of the moment. I would really prefer someone from the US of A, but I can make exceptions if you're really cool either way. DM me and I'll get back to you when I can.
I top only and I prefer twinky boys when it comes to men as for women I like the type that's gush over men with me
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2023.03.21 21:23 prism_k Starting out in the industry

Hi guys I just wanted to ask a question on the best way to go about entering the Biotech industry and getting different positions over time work. So I have a BS in biomedical engineering and I might get a job offer that relates to medical device testing for a third party company. I’ve always wanted to experience R&D development/product development cause I really liked that aspect of my courses while in school.
Would you guys say that starting out as a technician or device tester is a good why to get your foot in the door? Like would it be possible for me to explore other things with testing experience or would I need to go to grad school and gain a masters in design or etc?
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2023.03.21 21:23 throwawaylurker012 Everything Everywhere All At Once: The Citadel Big 3 and how Citadel’s sphere of influence has its fingers stuck not just in the stock market, but the municipal/bond market and sovereign debt/sovereign debt credit default swaps to dangerous degree

Everything Everywhere All At Once: The Citadel Big 3 and how Citadel’s sphere of influence has its fingers stuck not just in the stock market, but the municipal/bond market and sovereign debt/sovereign debt credit default swaps to dangerous degree
TL;DR: Citadel doesn't just have a major outsized influence in the US stock market via its market making firm/hedge fund, but also a major indirect influence via Headlands (biggest municipal bond trading firm made of 3 ex-Citadel employees), and direct influence on sovereign debt (can decide when sovereign credit default swaps pay out) with its seat on the CDDC (Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee).

Hi y’all. Been some while since have been able to post regularly here, so I’m returning alongside my recent post on FHLB with a bit of a “DD". Partial rush job, so all errors are mine and mine alone (obviously)

0. Sphere of Influence

Over the past 84 years (/s), you lovely apes at Superstonk have been able to fish out many of the finer points of corruption crystallized into pure, unadulterated financial terrorism and financial terrorist-level crime undertaken by Steve Cohen (Point 72), Jeff Yass (Susquehanna), Doug Cifu & Vincent Viola (Virtu), as well as Wolverine Trading, Jane Street, TwoSigma, and more. But, of course, much of it has centered on our Mayo-artist-in-residence and his firm, that of none other but Ken Griffin and Citadel.
One of the biggest finds that has come to light has been the complete and utter bullshit of having (1) a hedge fund and (2) owning a market making firm that most DEFINITELY does not use that non-public information to its benefit? I mean, it would be easy for us to check except that we need 5 swipes to even access that level of inner sanctum at Citadel, which–per DLauer’s words–is more than the fucking Pentagon.

But despite Ken Griffin’s reach into every aspect of the most influential stock market in the world, that is not his ONLY level of influence. For we, dear apes, can step back and revisit this idea that Citadel’s power duo (its market making firm and hedge fund) is more like a single part of a Big 3.

1. Meet the Big 3

Citadel’s sphere of influence includes not JUST (1) the stock market business, but directly or indirectly, the (2) U.S. municipal and bond markets, plus (3) the sovereign debt/sovereign debt credit default swap markets.

Yes, you heard that right. Citadel not only has some sufficient level of influence to tank your favorite stock–and, in turn–retirement fund, but can also effectively drive your city into the fucking ground, or even your country.

I’ve written about each of these at length, and wanted to revisit some pieces in the wake of our recent dick twitchings of the coming financial crash.

2. Meet the Municipal Bond Market

Citadel has an indirect grip tickling the taint of the municipal bond market, believe it or not. I first wrote about the municipal bond market here (“Headlands: How ex-Mayo mercenaries copy pasted Citadel’s model in the muni bond market”): For those unfamiliar with municipal bonds, I’ll reiterate what they are and why many push them as a safe investment:

“Municipal bonds (or "munis" for short) help towns/cities raise money for projects like building schools, parks, and fixing highways. Many retail investors--admittedly, on the wealthier side--invest in munis for tax incentives like not paying federal tax on bond returns. In certain cases, certain muni buys also mean no state taxes are paid…Just like what had happened to stocks, the old-school market for buying and selling muni bonds is going electronic. This is mainly done through an ATS, or "alternative trading system" known also as a dark pool. This speeds up the process of buying and selling munis, making it closer to a "house auction".
In the wake of the SVB (Silicon Valley Bank), there have already been rumblings of its effect on the municipal bond market (Bloomberg “Bank Woes Create Bond Bargain in Obscure Corner of Muni Market”):

“Investor concerns over the crises within the financial industry are bleeding into a corner of the $4 trillion municipal-bond market where major investment banks guarantee energy for public utilities….
Spreads have widened on so-called prepaid gas bonds, which government agencies use to purchase long-term supplies of natural gas. Large institutional banks act as facilitators of the transactions, guaranteeing the supply and providing investors tax-exempt exposure to bank credit….

3. San Jose, Revisited

That part about “large institutional banks” acting as facilitators of the transactions is what we saw in part in this post by [redacted].
A commenter spoke about this, and how it wasn’t Wells Fargo in doo doo but the city of San Jose.

“I believe in theses cases it’s not Wells Fargo that has a problem but the city of San José.

„Because presentments are currently processed automatically at DTC, IPAs have the option to refuse to pay (“RTP”) for maturing MMI Obligations to protect against the possibility that an IPA may not be able to fund settlement because it has not received funds from the relevant issuer. „ -> Wells Fargo didn’t receive the money from San José city.
Wells Fargo acts as an issuing agent for the city - the city transfers assets to the trustee and the trustee securitizes the assets and offers the money market securities to investors. The assets generate money (for example a sports arena that was build) and that money goes through the city of San José to the trustee who is managed by Wells Fargo.
Wells Fargo has no liability or influence on the money that comes from the city and is distributed to the investors. If the money doesn’t come or isn’t sufficient, the assets are sold or liquidated and used to pay investors.
Anyway: Wells Fargo acts on behalf of the city and is not responsible they just handle securitization but don’t have any influence on payments or failure/default.”

In this case, we might be seeing one of the first of MANY issues of cities up shit’s creek over this.

4. The Municipal Bond Market Time Bomb

The size of the municipal market is A SHIT TON BIGGER than the corporate bond market, which will already show even more signs of being turbo fucked due to borrowing at low interest rates for years. Here’s the size of the municipal bond market for scale, sans banana:
Unfortunately, just like retirement funds, many muni investors are “buy and hold”: they buy a muni expecting a safe, long-term return with no federal income tax and then, welp, shit hits the fan. The market is heavily illiquid too, meaning if shit needs to move, then you might be fucked. Only about 1% of municipal securities trade any given day, in auctions that often take HOURS:

“Now, the primary method of trading on this doesn't look like the New York Stock Exchange or like Nasdaq. It looks like an auction. It takes about 4 hours. An auction is initiated. Participants who come in can bid on this, and it is a competitive auction that yields a very good price.”

Now to my understanding you can’t short these bonds, but the long time frame means its hard to sell these illiquid assets. Not only that, THERE IS NO NATIONAL NBBO (National Best Bid Offer)’re flying blind while this shit happens.

Now if you’re wondering what magnanimous souls are helping municipal bonds be sold or fixed in a timely manner for cities like San Jose, well have I got news for you.

5. Meet Headlands, U.S. Municipal/Bond Market Making Firm…Run by 3 Ex-Citadel Employees

Two months after the sneeze (March 2021), TD Ameritrade bought municipal bond market maker Headlands. Yes, that’s right…an electronic market maker just like Citadel, this time for bonds for cities and towns vs. stocks. Now let’s check the fine fellows that run this:
  • Jason Lehman: Citadel Investment Group, began/ran their global options market making, dipped his dick in Japanese convertible bonds, and managed “Private Investments”
  • Neil Fitzpatrick: Citadel Execution Services COO (Citadel Investment affiliate), ran equities/options. Ex-Knight Capital Group, did Citadel’s OTC and equity shit. Direct Edge board of directors.
  • Matthew Andresen, co-CEO Citadel Derivatives (Citadel Investment affiliate). Previously served on board of directors/committees in the past from International Securities Exchange, Direct Edge, CFTC, Lava Trading (Citi’s electronic trading unit that made LavaFlow)

Of note, Matthew Andresen founded Island, one of the 1st dark pools EVER and 2nd only to “Instinet” (who also got an even bigger wave of funds during the sneeze, info courtesy of Ringing Bells) and was featured heavily in the Scott Patterson book “Dark Pools”.
Ol Matty told us that Headlands is completely automated, and where some muni traders make 75-100 muni bond sales a day (sometimes over the phone), Headlands currently bids on 10,000+ bond auctions a day with its algo. Matty Boi even said if that number ever 10x’d “we wouldn’t notice.” Even more sus, Headlands has been growing its own “holdings” of muni bonds on its books.

6. In Bros We Trust

So remember, this branch of 3 ex-Citadel bros is front and center to the issues already rearing their head. In my previous post, these were just SOME of the already teetering municipal bond issues:

  • Some might have history befall them again: last time the market crashed, Michael Burry’s California went spiraling down to BBB rated for many municipal bonds. California is a special muni case where it generally does well when times are good; much of their revenue is tied to personal income taxes. But when shit goes tits up, it goes tits up.
  • Major projects have tons of debt piling up due to the [March 2020 crash] New Jersey built a giant ass mall–I kid you not--called “The American Dream” over 10+ years that has no sales receipts to cover it in part due to the dropoff in retail buying. As of 2 weeks ago, the mall only had like less than $1000 in the bank to pay off muni debt (“Developer Triple Five Group also sold US$800 million of muni-debt backed by payments they agreed to make to bondholders instead of paying property taxes”)...
  • NYC’s MTA has been getting reamed by both ends. One of the biggest shitstains on its books is that it took out a shit ton of municipal debt and opted to sell $3 billion in bonds to the Fed’s muni lending program to stay afloat
And this issues extends way beyond the U.S.' 50 even affects our territories too.

7. Hurricane

What began this rabbit hole was the one and only welp 0 0 7, who caught wind of some fuckery in the municipal bond market:


In the post, he mentioned how "American Thinker" 's Joseph Lawler mentioned the SEC has been giving fucking STIFF Heismans nonstop (or per [redacted] the ol' Dustin Martin "don't argues" for you Aussie apes!) on FOIA requests (Freedom of Information Act) related to the municipal bond default in Puerto Rico, the BIGGEST bond default in America's history EVER.
It went all the way the way up to a federal court in California where the SEC said "we don't know what you're talking about" when others found they have fucking 2800 pages of documents on it and nearly 270,000(!) emails referencing it referencing a billion dollar Ponzi scheme on the level of fucking Bernie Madoff.
Big banks (Citi, Wells Fargo, BoFa) had their scheme collapse in 2016, potentially bribed senators to kill investigations into it by the DOJ and now the SEC is caught in yet ANOTHER 2 lawsuits saying they fucking aided and abetted this shit.

You see, because this level of municipal bond includes fuckery includes not just cities and towns, but U.S. TERRITORIES. In my post about Hurricane Maria’s effect on Puerto Rico, I talked about how UBS and others loaded up Puerto Rico with debt because of what’s called a “Treasury Put” guarantee that was even called “an exit strategy” for banks (“They describe the "treasury put" as "...the implicit guarantee -- as perceived by investors -- from a government agency to provide support in the event of financial distress by the issuer of Puerto Rican bonds."”).
Puerto Rico’s default was the largest in US history, EVER. And all this the same while guess who was holding the bag? Let’s see what W S O P tells us:

“The reality is that a large percentage of Puerto Rico’s debt is held in tax-free municipal bonds and municipal bond mutual funds, owned not by Wall Street banks or tycoons, but by mom and pop investors seeking tax-free income.”
So once again, whether its retirement funds or municipal bonds, its retail caught holding the bag. And this hasn't changed for years. We’ve seen similar fuckery with bonds for NYC in the 70s, and more recently in the 00s for Detroit.

One astute wrinkle by the name of [redacted] posted this on that original post trying to dig into how it could all be related:

…how the MMLF fund that expanded money/credit to towns/cities started including commercial paper…but also leveraged near the 15 to 1 ratio perhaps under the Net Capital Requirement limit:
[redacted said]: "$500B at 14:1 Leverage? If I'm making the right connection between the flavor of asset, that's just under the 15x Net Capital Requirement limit. Is this all the Fed had/could afford? Or is this all they needed at the time?

8. Don't Bet Against America...Says the Banks and Hedge Funds That Already Did

Commercial Paper? Municipals related? Now where does that sound familiar? Ah, yes…the city of San Jose got its call-out by Wells Fargo over COMMERCIAL PAPER. This comes as the push for ppl into municipal bond markets continues, trying to sell it as a “safe haven” to retail investors. Vanguard just recently launched its first ETF–surprise, its first US-listed ETF in 2 years– for municipal bonds (selling point: “hey everyone it’s tax-exempt! Give us money plz!”) for example:
Many of us can see all of it for what it is. Bullshit. In the wake of the SVB collapse, there is stil a strong push that these regional banks–many of which lend to municipalities–will be fine. This “safe haven” theory continues, even as articles try to have them appeal abroad (such as a few days ago, “ ESG Factors of Munis May Attract Non-US Investors” “”)
Even further, one last find is that . I mean it’s not like credit default swaps can be taken on cities and towns in theory right?

FWIW also I found an interesting research paper talking about hedge funds buying up credit default swaps, and how they could potentially bankrupt towns/municipalities through some of these moves if they wanted:
Another potential concern is that even in a market that is generally liquid, the market for individual single-name [Credit default swap]s may be quite small, which could allow a single bad actor (a hedge fund, for example) to force a municipality into default

This is all while we have 3 ex-Citadel heads in charge of just how the municipal bond market moves, like that of San Jose.
So is this where Citadel’s reach stops? Clearly, no. It doesn’t stop at the US border, just like how Mayo Force One doesn’t.

10. ELI5: What’s a Soverign Credit Default Swap?

That’s right, mofos. You read that sub-header right. In case you’re wondering, not only can you take out credit default swaps on a failing Swiss bank like CS, but you can do so ON ENTIRE FUCKING COUNTRIES.
In one of my old posts “Sovereign Debts & Ransom Notes: Pt. 1 The Importance of Being Non-Linearly Destabilized through Sovereign Credit Default Swaps”
(“”), I talked a little more about the insanity of these things even existing.

Sovereign credit default swaps exist. Long story short: sovereign credit default swaps are insurance policies that if a country defaults (usually on its debt)then you get paid! Like many other shit that we’ve seen in the GME saga, they are a form of financial derivative (a bet that something goes up, a bet that something goes down) on an underlying (the thing you’re betting on)....They can be used to insure government debt for a country in case that country is unable to pay its debt, for example. However, just like other instruments, naked sovereign credit default swaps also exist.

Naked sovereign credit default swaps are used to bet that a country or a country's debt will fail without you owning that country's debt. In part, they were destabilising during the Euro-crisis immediately after the 2008 financial crash. Greece was one of the countries that got naked shorted in 2008. In fact, the country got shorted so bad they were worried about fucking SHORT SQUEEZES on Greek debt and the sovereign CDSs!In 2012, the EU put a ban on naked sovereign credit default swaps. However, workarounds include the fact that a country can effectively change its mind on it within 24 hours and all the regulatory agency can do is offer an opinion.

There were a tons of perhaps “we will see soon” if relevant additional points in that old research, including:

–The VIX affects sovereign credit default swaps A LOT
–The Big Bang Protocol: ISDA helped formulate a set of rules that decides when a country “defaults”
–You can “short” a sovereign bond if you find a locate (sound familiar?: “Short sales of shares and short sales of sovereign debt will be permitted only where the seller has “located” the share or debt instrument prior to entering into the agreement and has a “reasonable expectation” of being able to borrow the shares.”)

Crazy shit. So you might say, now this post is meant to be about Citadel’s sphere of influence you might say? “Where does Citadel fit into all this? ”

11. Meet the CDDC (Credit Derivatives Determination Committee)...Where Citadel Sit and Helps Decide Which Countries Default on their Debt

One of the biggest GFC 2008 scenarios of sovereign credit default swaps being misused was against Greece. Afterwards, one of its biggest cases of misuse was by Elliot Management (ran by Paul Singer) who was using their position on the Credit Derivatives Determination Committee, or CDDC, to help decide when their sovereign credit default swaps against Argentina would pay out.
Wait, Eliot Management doesn’t sound big enough. Who else is on this committee?📷
Oh wait, so Citadel is ALSO on this committee? Alongside our favorite fucksticks like Chase, Goldman, Deutsche, and BNP?

It’s not lost on me with seeing now that Credit Suisse has been sucked up into UBS, maybe its position on the CDDC has been absorbed further by UBS. Back then, I wrote about the fact is we know next to nothing about the sovereign credit default swaps that might be opened up against countries (be it Russia, Sri Lanka, or otherwise):

Here's one such example of a swap dealer: Swiss financial terrorist aficionados UBS AG, who registered to be a swaps dealer with the US at the end of 2012. (UBS had also been a member of the CDDC through the Greek crisis in early 2012, alongside Citadel. In Mar. 2012, they were also one of the members pressing to ask whether Greece had defaulted already.)
UBS AG registered as a swap dealer in the US at the end of 2012 enabling the continuation of swaps business with US persons. Regulations issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) impose substantial new requirements on registered swap dealers for clearing, trade execution, transaction reporting, recordkeeping, risk management and business conduct.
If UBS AG decides to make a market on sovereign credit default swaps like Russia, then we might also have no idea who is on the other side of the trade. This also goes for many of the other swap dealers who (surprise surprise) also sit on the CDDC board and can determine just when these sovereign credit default swaps pay out.

Not only that, but the CDDC even can say when CORPORATE BONDS even shit the bed: late last year, they were the ones who were deciding to let everyone know whether Sunac (an Evergrande-relate company) went tits up.

12. We Say When

For months, there has been talk of a looming debt crisis (alongside all the other ones) in the sovereign debt world.
And shit continues to hit the proverbial fan. Apart from Russia, Sri Lanka and others, emerging markets like Ghana and Zambia are beginning to feel the hits from their sovereign debt (oftentimes, trying to restructure it with creditors like China).

Even further, now that Credit Suisse has gone under. We may have another thing to worry about: what banks and prime brokers are housing these opaque sovereign debt structures, loans, and swaps? Even worse, what happens when they go under? Roll that less than beautiful bean footage:

“Before collapse, Credit Suisse quietly conquered an obscure debt market
Before its rescue by Swiss rival UBS, Credit Suisse had quietly become a major player in an obscure market that purports to help developing countries ease their debt burdens in exchange for protecting nature. Known as debt-for-nature swaps, the complex financial instruments help governments restructure their debt to raise money that can be used to fund conservation efforts.
Credit Suisse was the sole structurer and arranger of the world’s largest debt-for-nature swap, a $364 million deal that it orchestrated in 2021 along with The Nature Conservancy, a charity, for Belize. Last year, it sealed another $150 million deal for Barbados. Credit Suisse has in recent years helped revive interest in the instruments and for the first time opened them up to institutional capital. The bank raised money for Belize and Barbados from pension funds including Sweden’s Alecta and Nuveen LLC, a unit of the US’s TIAA, by issuing so-called blue bonds tied to the deals.
he convoluted setup has drawn criticism from sovereign debt experts for its high cost and lack of transparency. And the opaque terms of the Belize and Barbados deals — the first of their kind — mean outside analysts will struggle to assess precisely what comes next.

A lot of poorer, especially emerging market countries were already in dire straits. Now as opaque deals meant to help these countries might not come to light (are these some of the Level 3 assets that UBS was talking about?), we can ask ourselves wtf will happen when the same banks looking to save their own ass while holding these sovereign, are the same fuckers that sit on the same board that can decide when they are worthless (while I’m sure being positioned net short).

All in all, these banks and holders of sovereign debt credit default swaps, who decide when a country goes boom, are sitting arm in arm alongside Citadel, who themselves potentially hover their greasy mayo-covered finger over the button that decides just when and how the US stock market will eventually implode.

13. Everything Everywhere All at Once

To recap, we then have Citadel with (1) the biggest market maker and arguably one of the most influential hedge fund able to decide which stocks rise and which fall as the US stock market teeters on the brink of collapse…
…with having (2) three of its ex-employees in charge of (not even counting other Citadel employees working there) operating at Headlands ready to help position themselves when the municipal bond market gets nuked, whether as a continued result of regional bank failure or in spite of it…
…while (3) sitting on the board that determines when ENTIRE COUNTRIES FAIL, in such a way that their hedge fund and associated pals can be ready to short and profit off failing nations that they and their fuckstick friends help cause.
Did I miss anything? Because remember, Citadel is not just Citadel, the market-maker that we all love to hate; Citadel’s sphere of influence via the Big 3 means the grip that it holds over the US and world economy is even greater than we think…and as such, far far more dangerous.
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2023.03.21 21:23 autotldr Putin says Russia ‘will respond’ if UK supplies depleted uranium shells to Ukraine

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Vladimir Putin has sought to exploit a British statement that it would supply Ukraine with tank shells made with depleted uranium, arguing that the delivery of the armour-piercing weapons would prompt a Russian response.
Annabel Goldie said that the UK will supply "Armour piercing rounds which contain depleted uranium" to Ukraine with its gift of 14 Challenger 2 tanks because they are deemed "Highly effective in defeating modern tanks and armoured vehicles".
Moscow also has its own Svinets-2 depleted uranium tank shells in its stockpile.
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Similar munitions were used by the UK and the US in the Iraq and Gulf wars in 1991 and 2003, and a recent review of studies in BMJ Global Health highlighted "Possible associations" of long-term health problems among Iraqis linked to depleted uranium use on the battlefield.
The CND leader said the UK should instead "Place an immediate moratorium on the use of depleted uranium weapons" - a demand the Ministry of Defence has repeatedly rejected - "And to fund long-term studies into their health and environmental impacts."
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2023.03.21 21:22 lopzas Doesn't look like horsehair to me, any thoughts on what this is in a PetSmart ghost shrimp?

Doesn't look like horsehair to me, any thoughts on what this is in a PetSmart ghost shrimp?
Best image I could get over the past day. The white streaks go from just behind the eyes down to the intestines. Doesn't look like it goes into the tail however. The white lines also don't appear to move. Thinking I should just quarantine just in case.
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2023.03.21 21:22 LegoRaffleWinner89 They are doing it again.

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