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2020.10.28 13:15 FuzzyOneAdmin Enterprise Reports Results for Third Quarter 2020

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (“Enterprise”) (NYSE: EPD) today announced its financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2020. Third Quarter 2020 Highlights   Three Months EndedSeptember 30, ($ in millions, except per unit amounts) 2020 2019 Operating income $ 1,383 $ 1,474 Net income (1) $ 1,084 $ 1,045 Fully diluted earnings […]
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2020.10.28 01:11 BothUs269 So... anyone have any experience with "delay" sprays, wipes, or creams?

Hey, ya'll. 28M here. Embarrassing question ahead. And above I guess.
When I was early twenties, I had no problems lasting. Oftentimes I would actually have the opposite problem: took too long to finish.
The last year or two, however, I've noticed it's much, much harder for me to last even a somewhat reasonable amount of time unless I'm on bottom. Doggy? Fuckin forget it. Basically a two-pump chump.
I've been doing kegals like a sonofabitch with not much benefit. Marginal, at best. I don't have any plans or desire to sleep with other women, but my concern is that when in the room with my wife and another partner, should I get involved, I'll be too excited and only last a few minutes. I absolutely do not want to cum too fast and leave the rest of the fun to them after I'm done and over. My refractory period is not short, so a second round is likely out of the question.
Honestly, I know this is dumb, but I'd almost rather not cum at all until we're back together alone. I don't want post-nut clarity to fuck things up for me in the moment. That's never a problem fantasizing solo or even with my wife, but real life is totally different. I don't want to immediately regret it and then stop the show too short just because I couldn't hold it in.
So.... anyone have luck with any of the topical stuff? Any tips/tricks? I try the breathing, the relaxation of muscles, the multiplication tables, etc. but still end up blasting off before Houston is ready for me. I'm thinking a topical that really works is my best bet for a while here until I can get my shit sorted out.
Thanks ya'll.
Edit to take out last part of first paragraph because you guys are cool.
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2020.10.27 14:18 techn0crat Aaron Wilson: Crennel again cools trade talk / Calls keep coming as Nov. 3 deadline nears, but securing fair return is difficult

The Texans are an obvious candidate as a potential trading partner because of the talent dotting their roster and their uncompetitive 1-6 status.
But although they have an obvious need for draft capital — the Texans lack first- and second-round draft picks in 2021 due to a trade last year with the Miami Dolphins for Pro Bowl left tackle Laremy Tunsil — they aren’t planning to simply give players away in some kind of fire sale.
It’s debatable if the Texans are going to receive what they deem fair offers heading into the Nov. 3 trade deadline, but they could make a few moves if they get attractive compensation.
“I think because of the situation, other teams might look and feel like that we are vulnerable and we might be willing to make a trade for guys,” interim coach Romeo Crennel said during Monday morning’s Zoom call heading into an open week. “But like I told the players, I’m trying to win games, and I’m not trying to trade players. So I want to keep as many good players as I can.
“Now, I know the record doesn’t say that we are very good, and we are what the record says we are, but we do have some talent. I think other teams realize that and they would like to get their hands on it. But most ofthe time in this situation, they’re offering peanuts and not offering legitimate trade value.”
The Texans already have been on both sides of the equation this year when it comes to trades, including a glaringly lopsided exchange of wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round pick to Arizona in exchange for running back David Johnson, a 2020 second-round draft pick and a 2021 fourth-round selection. The Texans traded a second-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams for wide receiver Brandin Cooks.
Among the players linked to trade rumors: wide receivers Cooks, Will Fuller, Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills, defensive end J.J. Watt, outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus and running back Duke Johnson.
The Cleveland Browns lost wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for the season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and could use a deep threat to replace him. The New England Patriots are another team that needs help at wide receiver.
Crennel has tried to assuage players’ concerns and emphasized that the Texans are not looking to unload them via trades. He cleared the air with players last week after practice and has reinforced that message publicly and privately.
“I think players like the security of knowing that they’re going to be on the team and they don’t have to uproot family and move and stuff like that,” Crennel said. “So with this situation the way it is, I think that it might be more on their mind this year than it would be any other year.
“I’ve talked to them and tried to reassure them that I’m not looking to trade guys, but human nature is human nature. Until the trade deadline passes, some guys are going to be worried and thinking about it.”
Several industry sources said they believe teams will be proactive and try to execute trades as soon as possible this week because of the coronavirus pandemic. Players need to undergo five days of COVID-19 testing before being activated and allowed to practice with their new teams.
“I think it depends on ateam’s situation and then what they think about the player that they might acquire,” Crennel said. “If they feel like they will acquire agood player, then Ithink that they can take it up to the deadline. … I think teams still look for good players. If they feel like a player is a good player, they will wait until however long it takes for them to get him if they can. Then if it goes past the bye week, it’s just past the bye week. They still have eight games with a good player on their team.”
Crennel said the personnel department, led by interim general manager Jack Easterby, keeps him informed of all potential moves and loops him into the conversation. Nothing is imminent or developing, but that can change quickly with the right telephone call and offer.
“They’ll come to me, and we’ll sit down, and we’ll make a decision about what we think is best for the team,” Crennel said. “I’ve been informed of some possibilities but nothing definite right now.”
Cooks has been traded three times, going from New Orleans to New England to Los Angeles to Houston. He acknowledged it can be a stressful situation.
“At the end of the day, you’ve just got to, once again, continue to focus and do what you can,” Cooks said. “Those things are out of guys’ control. You can’t be thinking about that. You’ve just got to go and show up to work and show up that you love this game and be there for your teammates regardless of what the rumors are.
“There’s so many lies out there in our media today. We just have to tune out that noise and focus within our building, and that’s the most important thing. I know it’s a cliché answer, but I think that’s what you’ve got to do.”
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2020.10.27 12:03 remote-enthusiast Collection of 47 remote jobs published recently

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2020.10.27 05:39 NaturalSelection234 34 [M4F] Three hung guys for gorgeous Houston woman - River Oaks Area

Three laid back chill friends with big dicks who enjoy organizing threesomes and foursomes for Houston women. All three of us are educated, professional affluent males trying to stay busy and out of trouble during these times.
About Us
Male A: 34 Caucasian, 6'2 205 lbs, muscular runner, 8.5 inches circumcised (thick in center), non-smoker, D&DF. Last tested in September 20th.
Male B: 33 Caucasian 6'1 220 lbs, dad bod but fit, 7.5 inches uncircumcised, non-smoker, D&DF. Last tested August 13th.
Male C: 45 Caucasian 5'10 160 lbs, cross-fit body, 7 inches uncircumcised, non-smoker, vegan, D&DF. Last tested July 2020.
Our Sweet Spot
We've done this in the past and prefer to keep our FWBs low key and steady and try to keep our risk exposure low for the added peace of mind and additional benefits available. If we click and there's chemistry, the lucky lady can expect a classic ménage à trois or foursome situation where she has not one but three steady boyfriends available at her beck and call and vice versa. All of us have high sex drives so we prefer female partners that are DTF 2-3 times a week. We know you are out there…
Health and Safety
We prefer bareback sex (there simply is no substitute) and are willing to go the extra mile to make that a reality with new partners. We get tested every other month for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, trich and mycoplasma, and will get tested before and after for new parters. For women interested, we can provide a voucher for Quest diagnostics or Labcorp to get the same workup. If anything ever pops up we can get you treated discreetly same day.
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No photos or videos will ever be taken. No exceptions.
Location
Glad to host in a private home off of Del Monte or off of 19th street or spring for a nice hotel room. Can chat for the time being till social distancing ease up.
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We get a lot of fakes and flakes here on R4R so please put the last movie or TV show that you enjoyed on your subject line. Please provide an accurate description and or photos if you expect a response. Don't ask for face pics, you won't get them until we meet. No chats please, send a thought out message via Messages. Non-smokers only.
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2020.10.26 15:19 Princess_Siren “Can I touch it? I want to touch your sweater.”

So this probably isn’t super creepy like other posts on here, but it was definitely off-putting to me. There’s a TL;DR at the bottom, but I would recommend reading the whole thing to get the whole picture and understand why I felt how I felt.
For context, I work at a warehouse in the membership and returns department. I do returns, sign people up for memberships, and answer questions/help people who need it. It’s a lot of customer service which I don’t mind for the most part, but you do come across some strange or angry people from time-to-time. This story is about a strange encounter I had yesterday towards the end of the night.
To set the scene, it was me and my other co-worker, TK, working the desk. It’s about 5:55-6:00pm, and since the warehouse closes at 6:00 we’re getting ready to close down the desk. I’m finishing up some paperwork and documenting it in an account when I notice someone approaching the desk out of the corner of my eye. I glance over, and there’s a guy standing a few feet away looking at me. He looks close to my age and wasn’t wearing a mask —you’re required to at our store, but if you have a medical condition we can’t force people to wear it and since he had come from the check-out side rather than the exit doors I figured someone had already spoken to him about it— so I was able to see his facial features. He had the start of a beard growing on his face which was dark in color and glasses. His hair was covered by a winter hat and he was wearing a heavy camouflage jacket and gloves, which didn’t surprise me since it was snowing outside.
We aren’t busy, so I thought it was a little weird that he was standing off to the side just staring, but I assumed he was probably looking at the prices of the memberships or waiting for something/someone, since it was towards the end of the night, I brushed it off and told myself if he approached the desk I’d help him.
A few moments pass, and then the guy comes up to me. Immediately, I just get an unsettling vibe from this guy. I can’t quite explain it, but you know that gut feeling you get about some people? It was like that. I just felt super uncomfortable around him and got really bad vibes from him. But I didn’t want to seem rude by pawning him over to TK, and I thought maybe I was just overreacting so I brushed the feeling away and decided to just do my job. I ask if there’s anything I can do for him and he says he needs another card printed out, as he misplaced his. He then proceeds to dump out all of his cards and separate them in piles of three and continues to explain how he has his medical card, his debit cards, his school ID, etc. etc. but not his membership card. I said I’d help him in just a moment after I finished documenting and to have him set down his driver’s license so I can pull up his account.
This is where things start to get a little weird.
He sets his license down, then leans on the counter towards me and comments on my typing, saying I was a very fast typer. Okay, nothing too weird there. I sort’ve laugh and say I try to be a fast typer. He then says I must be really warm, and I say not really, I’m not from the area and don’t really like the cold. The man says no that’s not what I meant and brings attention to my sweater. I was wearing a thick-looking, soft red sweater, and he said my sweater looked really warm. This wasn’t really weird, but it was the way he looked at me while he delivered his sentence that made me feel uncomfortable. I can’t really explain it other than that. I again just brushed it off and said my sweater was pretty warm but that there was also a heater by my feet which helped. The man says oh, really? Then leans over more to look over the counter at the heater. He says membership must be the place to work at, and I say yeah I guess so.
During this exchange, I’m trying to pull up his account but the only one I find is an old employee membership that was terminated in May, which meant he used to work for the company. I mention this to him and then ask if he’s shopped after May with the card he had misplaced. He says yes and that it was under his Dad’s membership, who had set him up for one when he moved away for college. I said okay and asked for his Dad’s information, which pulled up the account but the guy, who I’ll now refer to as Tony, was not on the membership. I explained this to him and stated that we don’t normally do card-sharing and had his Dad given him his actual membership card? Tony said he didn’t know he just got a membership to help out for gas and groceries. I said there wasn’t much else I could do if he wasn’t on the membership other than start up a new membership, but I could talk to my manager if he wanted me to to see if we could give him a pass for one day. He asked if I could, so I called my manager over the radio and waited.
While we waited, Tony asked how long I had worked for the company. I said 3 years, and he started to ask a question about how I heard they were hiring, but he trailed off as my manager approached. I said I just went online and let my manager take the reins of the interaction. Ultimately, my manager stated Tony would need to start his own membership and then passed me back over to him so he could help do the push and start letting the shopping members know we were closed, as it was now 6:10.
I briefly explain the different memberships, but Tony just wants the basic and still being uncomfortable and tired at this point I started setting it up. He asked if he could take his license back and I said I just needed it to start up the membership and put in some information, but he snatches it from the counter and rambles off his driver’s license number. I thought this was a little odd as I had explained I needed it, but since he knew his number and since I didn’t want to ask for it again I just rolled with it. While getting the membership set up, I asked TK if he wouldn’t mind either wiping down the desk or taking the tills to drop them and he said he’d drop the tills. As he was getting that ready, Tony looked at me wide-eyed and said oh you’re bossing him around now? I laughed and said it wasn’t really bossing I was just asking if he could do something, and Tony says no it’s cool, my sister used to always command me to do things too and I always respected that authority. I again tried not to think too much of it and continued setting up the account while TK left to drop the tills.
Tony then asks where I’m from. I tell him Texas and after asking where exactly in Texas I’m from he tells me his brother does music in Houston. I tell him I’d never been down to Houston but that it was cool his brother played music. Tony agreed then said I’d probably like them and asked if I was religious. I somehow thought maybe it was liked to his brother’s music somehow and said I was, and he asked my belief. I said I was Christian, and he didn’t bring up his brother or the music or anything which I thought was odd. He’d start to ask a question, but then trail off. And he kept watching me, which made me unsettled. When I moved my hair over my shoulders he watched with this sort’ve intense look in his eye, it just felt weird to me. He made another comment about my typing, then pointed at my sunflower mask and asked if it was mine.
This threw me off a little. I had set my sunflower mask to the side since the strings were coming loose and needed to be tightened and I was wearing just a regular medical mask in the meantime. I didn’t think he’d have been able to see the mask, but I didn’t really question it and just said it was, but the strings were loose so I had to fix it. He doesn’t say anything after that, but just keeps staring at me and asks about my sweater again. He asks where I got it and I said I couldn’t remember but it was on clearance at some store in the mall. He again said it looked nice and warm and that it looked big on me, but not in a bad way, while he looked me over. I just said thanks and brushed it off.
By now I had finished the membership set-up and needed to do payment, and asked if he wanted to split it evenly between two cards. He said he wanted to do $25 on one and the rest on the other. I said okay and he did the $25 payment first which went through. But when he tried to do the second payment it wouldn’t go through due to insufficient funds. I tell him this and he proceeds to take about 5-10 minutes transferring over funds from one debit to another, all while glancing at me or and dropping odd comments, like how I probably dealt with lots of people today and probably wouldn’t even remember him. TK finally came back from dropping the tills, and was standing close by cleaning. It’s now 6:20, and he is the last member in the store. One of my other managers is standing a few yards away waiting for him to finish up so she can close the doors, as we can’t close the doors and start the closing process until Tony leaves.
Finally, payment goes through, and I tell Tony all we have to do is take a picture for the card. He states he doesn’t want his Mom to see his haircut and I say he can keep his hat on if he wants. Instead, he takes his time taking off his hat and gloves and adjusting his greasy manbun perched on the top of his head in a knot. I wait for him to finish then tell him to stand against the wall so I can take a picture. I take a picture, and Tony comes behind the desk and asks to see it, getting uncomfortably close. He says he doesn’t like it and wants to take another, and being exhausted at this point I just agree. He takes an uncomfortably long time taking off his glasses then poses, doing that weird tough-guy stance with his chin tilted up and his hands in fists towards his center, then bites his lip. I take the picture and wait for it to print on the card.
While waiting, Tony puts his glasses back in and looks at me, then asks if he can touch it. I thought maybe he was a germaphobe of sorts and wanted to touch his own card when it came out of the printer since he didn’t want me touching his license and didn’t want the receipts I handed him. I asked him if he wanted to touch his card and he said no, he wanted to touch my sweater.
Again, taken aback and being really uncomfortable, I didn’t really know how to say no. I just complied and put my arm out for him to touch the fabric of my sleeve. He started stroking it/pawing it, and when he started grabbing my arm I drew my arm away. He said it was really soft and felt light. I said it was then handed him his card. It’s now 6:25. He takes his time putting his gloves and hat on and says thank you for being patient with him and that he’d get out of my hair so we could close. I said it wasn’t a problem and was about to turn away when Tony asked when the gas station closed. I told him 7:00. if he could buy a store card with cash, as his debit cards were out of funds and the gas only accepted cards. I said sure and quickly rang him up, then told him to have a nice night. He didn’t say anything, and by now I turned away to finish the last of the cleaning and I could still feel him watching me as he gathered the rest of his things. By 6:30, Tony finally left and we were able to close the doors, but I still felt really uncomfortable and called my partner on the way out the door until I got to my car because I was paranoid Tony was still hanging around or that I was being watched.
The whole interaction made me feel like I needed to shower. It wasn’t necessarily what he said because it was all relatively normal things —except for his fixation on my sweater and wanting to touch it— but it was the way he delivered his questions or the way he said certain things and the way he kept watching me that made my skin crawl. I thought maybe he just struggled with social interactions or maybe had some sort of disorder and I was overreacting, but I also can’t brush away the bad vibes I got from him. I’ve learned to listen to my gut a long time ago after being put through some dangerous situations/trauma, and mine kept telling me something just wasn’t right.
Sorry, I know it’s really long and probably super uneventful and not frightening at all, but again if you felt what I felt in that moment I think you’d understand why I felt so uneasy.
TL;DR guy with creepy vibes comes in wanting a membership, asks personal questions and makes some odd comments, takes his sweet time doing anything, watches my every move, then caresses and grabs my sweatearm at the end of our interaction.
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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)
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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)
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2020.10.24 19:48 JBL_0 El Universal: The Sinaloa Cartel and the shark case

The cartel transferred cocaine in frozen sharks filled with the drug

Through the company Corporativo Pesquero Velázquez, owned by Martín Velázquez Cuevas , the Sinaloa Cartel was transporting cocaine from Costa Rica in frozen sharks that were filled with the drug and transferred from Central America to the Port of Progreso, Yucatán, to later be transported to Jalisco. This operation, for which they slaughtered tens of thousands of sharks, lasted several years, at least since 2009 when a first shipment of sharks containing cocaine was seized in Progreso, by the Secretary of the Navy, until 2017, the year in which he was arrested. and accused the fishing businessman Velázquez.
This operation, in which drugs were also sent to Houston, Texas, and other parts of the world, was called the "Shark Case" and is part of the arrests and blows to the Sinaloan cartel, documented by the Mexican government. The fishing company that worked for the Sinaloan drug traffickers reported deposits of 272 million pesos from 2007 to 2019 and withdrawals in the same period for 1,783 million pesos, while in its tax returns the Corporativo Pesquero Velázquez only reported accumulative income of 6.4 million pesos to the SAT, from 2014 to 2018. According to financial investigationsFrom the federal government, this company received in its accounts transfers of 139.2 million pesos between 2018 and 2019, resources that it triangulated by sending them to the accounts of an individual identified with the Sinaloa Cartel.
In an official report of the Mexican government, prepared by the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Ministry of Finance, details of the blockades of 1,354 bank accounts of 401 people linked to the Sinaloa Cartel, who had amounts of 233 frozen million 300 thousand 578 pesos and 77.8 million dollars. There are 77 family members on the list and the rest are businessmen linked to Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada and Juan José Esparragoza Moreno “El Azul”, all indicated on the OFAC lists (Office of Control of Foreign Assets of the United States) and in the Lists of Blocked Persons of the FIU.
Of a total of 871 targets that were related to the Sinaloa Cartel, 273 were identified by OFAC , 165 by the Lists of Blocked Persons, 250 through criminal complaints, and 77 relatives of the three Sinaloan capos. Del Chapo included 29 family members, among his 10 children (one of them Edgar Guzmán López , executed in 2008), his 3 wives, 4 brothers, 11 nephews and a brother-in-law; by El Mayo21 family members were reviewed, including his 3 brothers, 1 partner, 7 children, 1 grandson, 2 brothers-in-law, 2 nephews, 2 daughters-in-law and a legal representative of a company, all of them linked to 14 companies that were investigated; While "El Azul" they investigated 13 relatives, 2 spouses, 6 children, 1 daughter-in-law, 1 son-in-law, a wife of his nephew and 1 sister, in addition to 23 financial operators and name men who ran 23 companies linked to the boss.
The report reveals that only 3,184 individuals with operations in the financial system were identified for Chapo Guzmán and that they had links with the drug trafficker imprisoned in the United States, while the Cartel as a whole had significant financial operations for 30 million pesos in the system banking national , international transfers 11.3 million, 69 million purchase of vehicles, 2 million in jewelry and watches and 88 million pesos in purchase of property. Joaquín Guzmán mentions in an official document in the possession of this column that "He was considered the most powerful drug trafficker in the world, according to various international accounts," then he refers to his arrest in 2016, his extradition to the United States in 2017 and the trial and conviction to life imprisonment.
Financially - the report continues - Joaquín Guzmán Loera is referred in more than 800 operations on behalf of other subjects, due to a customs operation in which the preliminary inquiry number 4058 / DGI / 93 dated March 3, 1998 refers, without requiring more data. Regarding the activity and the reports of Chapo before the federal treasury, he points out: "No fiscal or corporate information."
In the case of Ismael Zambada García , the report says, his name has not appeared in the financial system since 1997, despite the fact that he has two registered checking accounts and no annual tax or informative or third-party returns are located. He is mentioned as “leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, partner of Joaquín Guzmán Loera. In 2104, after the arrest of "El Chapo", he occupied the leadership of the cartel, controlling a large part of the heroin production in Mexico to traffic it to the United States ". They cite six different nicknames and aliases: "Zambada", "El Mayo", Zambada García Ismael Mario, Loaiza Avendaño Jesús , García Hernández Javier , Higuera Renteria Ismael andLópez Landeros Jerónimo , as well as 3 possible dates of birth in 1948, 1951 or 1952, and three places of birth: Costa Rica; El Salado in Sinaloa, and Guadalajara, Jalisco.
According to the UIF report, there are 14 companies that have direct links with El Mayo Zambada and his relatives: Autotransporte Jym, Business Administration Services, Leche Santa Mónica, Establo Puerto Rico, Estancia Infantil Niño Feliz, Fertilizer Saenz, Inmobiliaria Niebla, Jamaro Constructores, Lácteos Elaborados del Pacífico, Living 2030, Multiservicios Jevis, Nueva Industria de Ganaderos de Culiacán, Petrobarrancos, SA de CV, Production Pesquera Dona Mariela.
Of Juan José Esparragoza, whom the official report mentions as "the conciliatory narco " for promoting alliances between the cartels in the country, his birth in Chuicopa, Badiraguato , on February 3, 1949 is mentioned and on whether he is alive or dead, The FIU report says : "There are rumors of his death since June 2014, when it was said that he had died of a heart attack (information has not been corroborated)." Financially, they identified 3 bank accounts, one in Seguros Inbursa , which registered in 2013 and 2014 bank interest for 8,049 pesos, another in BBVA where direct debit payments of 1,010 pesos are observed in 2018 and in 2013 the sale of a property of 2.1 million pesos together with Maria Antonia Esparragoza Moreno , acquired by María del Rosario Arana Esparragoza and Nora Gu ad alupe Arana Esparragoza . Fiscally, it says, it began operations in October 1983 and has been suspended since December 31, 2009, without annual tax returns.
To the companies that the authorities of the Ministry of Finance relate to Esparragoza Moreno "El azul" and his two families, the Esparragoza Gastelum and the Esparragoza Monzón, there are a total of 23 and there are from the Agrícola y Ganadera Cuemir, Agropecuaria del Volcán, Agropecuaria Sánchez Loza, to Constructors such as Aquasum, SA de CV, Avicultura Al Detail, Bona Habitat, SA, Concretos TYG, Construcciones y Edificaciones Linsesa, Indus Development of Tijuana, El Baño de María, Canary Service Stations, Grupo Cinjab, Grupo Impergoza , Grupo Isayas, Gasodiesel and Ancona Services, Alamos Country Gas Station, Villabonita Gas Station and Services, La Villa Gas Station, Materials and Recycled from Los Mochis, Petrobarrancos, Chulavista Services and Northwest Waste Transporter.
Other companies that have been investigated and sanctioned with the freezing of their accounts and assets by the UIF for their links with the Sinaloa Cartel are Agua Mala, owned by agricultural businessman César Bueno Martínez, dedicated to the "planting, cultivation and harvest of grain corn" , which according to the UIF investigations, acquired vehicles for 2.1 million pesos, in 2014 two trucks (one 725 thousand pesos and another one for 539 thousand pesos) and in 2016 another for 883 thousand pesos. This small agricultural company made bank deposits for 2.3 million pesos between 2003 and 2017, while it withdrew 9.3 million pesos between 2002 and 2018. Comercializadora de Granos Patrón, SA de CV also appears, dedicated to the wholesale trade of grains and seeds, in the that Bueno Martínez and his wife Angélica Pérez Maldonado are here. This company was alerted for being part of a group of companies investigated for the September 2008 seizure of dollars in Culiacán, and received between 2013 and 2019 international transfers for 112 million dollars from the United Arab Emirates , while it sent 28.1 million dollars mainly To united states.
Finally, the FIU report shows three mining companies linked to the Sinaloan cartel, which according to the authorities were “used as a bridge because there was never a permanence of resources” and were dedicated to dispersing resources in a fractional manner. There is Golden Qu, SA de CV and Silver Qu, dedicated to the exploitation of mineral deposits and to the mining of zinc and lead, respectively. Between 2011 and 2013, these companies had cash withdrawals of 20.9 million pesos and never filed federal tax returns, so the origin of their resources is unknown. The shareholders mentioned are José Armando Quezada Silva , Pedro Ángel Quezada Silva and José Armando Quezada Rincon . Impulsora Aurum, SC de RL also appears, which they link with Ruth Maribel Figueroa Delgado for having triangulated 2.3 million pesos between their own accounts and then withdrawing 6.2 million pesos in cash. This company is linked with transfers to Víctor Manuel Félix Beltrán, the operator of the sons of Chapo Guzmán , who escaped on January 29 of this year from the South Prison of the CDMX along with two other drug traffickers.

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2020.10.24 19:47 JBL_0 El Universal: The Sinaloa Cartel and the shark case

The cartel transferred cocaine in frozen sharks filled with the drug

Through the company Corporativo Pesquero Velázquez, owned by Martín Velázquez Cuevas , the Sinaloa Cartel was transporting cocaine from Costa Rica in frozen sharks that were filled with the drug and transferred from Central America to the Port of Progreso, Yucatán, to later be transported to Jalisco. This operation, for which they slaughtered tens of thousands of sharks, lasted several years, at least since 2009 when a first shipment of sharks containing cocaine was seized in Progreso, by the Secretary of the Navy, until 2017, the year in which he was arrested. and accused the fishing businessman Velázquez.
This operation, in which drugs were also sent to Houston, Texas, and other parts of the world, was called the "Shark Case" and is part of the arrests and blows to the Sinaloan cartel, documented by the Mexican government. The fishing company that worked for the Sinaloan drug traffickers reported deposits of 272 million pesos from 2007 to 2019 and withdrawals in the same period for 1,783 million pesos, while in its tax returns the Corporativo Pesquero Velázquez only reported accumulative income of 6.4 million pesos to the SAT, from 2014 to 2018. According to financial investigationsFrom the federal government, this company received in its accounts transfers of 139.2 million pesos between 2018 and 2019, resources that it triangulated by sending them to the accounts of an individual identified with the Sinaloa Cartel.
In an official report of the Mexican government, prepared by the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Ministry of Finance, details of the blockades of 1,354 bank accounts of 401 people linked to the Sinaloa Cartel, who had amounts of 233 frozen million 300 thousand 578 pesos and 77.8 million dollars. There are 77 family members on the list and the rest are businessmen linked to Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada and Juan José Esparragoza Moreno “El Azul”, all indicated on the OFAC lists (Office of Control of Foreign Assets of the United States) and in the Lists of Blocked Persons of the FIU.
Of a total of 871 targets that were related to the Sinaloa Cartel, 273 were identified by OFAC , 165 by the Lists of Blocked Persons, 250 through criminal complaints, and 77 relatives of the three Sinaloan capos. Del Chapo included 29 family members, among his 10 children (one of them Edgar Guzmán López , executed in 2008), his 3 wives, 4 brothers, 11 nephews and a brother-in-law; by El Mayo21 family members were reviewed, including his 3 brothers, 1 partner, 7 children, 1 grandson, 2 brothers-in-law, 2 nephews, 2 daughters-in-law and a legal representative of a company, all of them linked to 14 companies that were investigated; While "El Azul" they investigated 13 relatives, 2 spouses, 6 children, 1 daughter-in-law, 1 son-in-law, a wife of his nephew and 1 sister, in addition to 23 financial operators and name men who ran 23 companies linked to the boss.
The report reveals that only 3,184 individuals with operations in the financial system were identified for Chapo Guzmán and that they had links with the drug trafficker imprisoned in the United States, while the Cartel as a whole had significant financial operations for 30 million pesos in the system banking national , international transfers 11.3 million, 69 million purchase of vehicles, 2 million in jewelry and watches and 88 million pesos in purchase of property. Joaquín Guzmán mentions in an official document in the possession of this column that "He was considered the most powerful drug trafficker in the world, according to various international accounts," then he refers to his arrest in 2016, his extradition to the United States in 2017 and the trial and conviction to life imprisonment.
Financially - the report continues - Joaquín Guzmán Loera is referred in more than 800 operations on behalf of other subjects, due to a customs operation in which the preliminary inquiry number 4058 / DGI / 93 dated March 3, 1998 refers, without requiring more data. Regarding the activity and the reports of Chapo before the federal treasury, he points out: "No fiscal or corporate information."
In the case of Ismael Zambada García , the report says, his name has not appeared in the financial system since 1997, despite the fact that he has two registered checking accounts and no annual tax or informative or third-party returns are located. He is mentioned as “leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, partner of Joaquín Guzmán Loera. In 2104, after the arrest of "El Chapo", he occupied the leadership of the cartel, controlling a large part of the heroin production in Mexico to traffic it to the United States ". They cite six different nicknames and aliases: "Zambada", "El Mayo", Zambada García Ismael Mario, Loaiza Avendaño Jesús , García Hernández Javier , Higuera Renteria Ismael andLópez Landeros Jerónimo , as well as 3 possible dates of birth in 1948, 1951 or 1952, and three places of birth: Costa Rica; El Salado in Sinaloa, and Guadalajara, Jalisco.
According to the UIF report, there are 14 companies that have direct links with El Mayo Zambada and his relatives: Autotransporte Jym, Business Administration Services, Leche Santa Mónica, Establo Puerto Rico, Estancia Infantil Niño Feliz, Fertilizer Saenz, Inmobiliaria Niebla, Jamaro Constructores, Lácteos Elaborados del Pacífico, Living 2030, Multiservicios Jevis, Nueva Industria de Ganaderos de Culiacán, Petrobarrancos, SA de CV, Production Pesquera Dona Mariela.
Of Juan José Esparragoza, whom the official report mentions as "the conciliatory narco " for promoting alliances between the cartels in the country, his birth in Chuicopa, Badiraguato , on February 3, 1949 is mentioned and on whether he is alive or dead, The FIU report says : "There are rumors of his death since June 2014, when it was said that he had died of a heart attack (information has not been corroborated)." Financially, they identified 3 bank accounts, one in Seguros Inbursa , which registered in 2013 and 2014 bank interest for 8,049 pesos, another in BBVA where direct debit payments of 1,010 pesos are observed in 2018 and in 2013 the sale of a property of 2.1 million pesos together with Maria Antonia Esparragoza Moreno , acquired by María del Rosario Arana Esparragoza and Nora Gu ad alupe Arana Esparragoza . Fiscally, it says, it began operations in October 1983 and has been suspended since December 31, 2009, without annual tax returns.
To the companies that the authorities of the Ministry of Finance relate to Esparragoza Moreno "El azul" and his two families, the Esparragoza Gastelum and the Esparragoza Monzón, there are a total of 23 and there are from the Agrícola y Ganadera Cuemir, Agropecuaria del Volcán, Agropecuaria Sánchez Loza, to Constructors such as Aquasum, SA de CV, Avicultura Al Detail, Bona Habitat, SA, Concretos TYG, Construcciones y Edificaciones Linsesa, Indus Development of Tijuana, El Baño de María, Canary Service Stations, Grupo Cinjab, Grupo Impergoza , Grupo Isayas, Gasodiesel and Ancona Services, Alamos Country Gas Station, Villabonita Gas Station and Services, La Villa Gas Station, Materials and Recycled from Los Mochis, Petrobarrancos, Chulavista Services and Northwest Waste Transporter.
Other companies that have been investigated and sanctioned with the freezing of their accounts and assets by the UIF for their links with the Sinaloa Cartel are Agua Mala, owned by agricultural businessman César Bueno Martínez, dedicated to the "planting, cultivation and harvest of grain corn" , which according to the UIF investigations, acquired vehicles for 2.1 million pesos, in 2014 two trucks (one 725 thousand pesos and another one for 539 thousand pesos) and in 2016 another for 883 thousand pesos. This small agricultural company made bank deposits for 2.3 million pesos between 2003 and 2017, while it withdrew 9.3 million pesos between 2002 and 2018. Comercializadora de Granos Patrón, SA de CV also appears, dedicated to the wholesale trade of grains and seeds, in the that Bueno Martínez and his wife Angélica Pérez Maldonado are here. This company was alerted for being part of a group of companies investigated for the September 2008 seizure of dollars in Culiacán, and received between 2013 and 2019 international transfers for 112 million dollars from the United Arab Emirates , while it sent 28.1 million dollars mainly To united states.
Finally, the FIU report shows three mining companies linked to the Sinaloan cartel, which according to the authorities were “used as a bridge because there was never a permanence of resources” and were dedicated to dispersing resources in a fractional manner. There is Golden Qu, SA de CV and Silver Qu, dedicated to the exploitation of mineral deposits and to the mining of zinc and lead, respectively. Between 2011 and 2013, these companies had cash withdrawals of 20.9 million pesos and never filed federal tax returns, so the origin of their resources is unknown. The shareholders mentioned are José Armando Quezada Silva , Pedro Ángel Quezada Silva and José Armando Quezada Rincon . Impulsora Aurum, SC de RL also appears, which they link with Ruth Maribel Figueroa Delgado for having triangulated 2.3 million pesos between their own accounts and then withdrawing 6.2 million pesos in cash. This company is linked with transfers to Víctor Manuel Félix Beltrán, the operator of the sons of Chapo Guzmán , who escaped on January 29 of this year from the South Prison of the CDMX along with two other drug traffickers.
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2020.10.23 00:38 TheTipOff Time to Shave the Beard — Are James Harden’s Days in Houston Numbered?

James Harden will go down as one of the greatest scorers in NBA history, maybe even the best. But with the departure of both Coach Mike D’Antoni and General Manager Daryl Morey, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see the Rockets begin to rebuild without the help from one of the franchise’s all time bests.
For years, the Rockets under GM Daryl Morey have gone all in into trying to win a championship. From trading for James Harden in 2012, to signing Dwight Howard in 2013, trading for Chris Paul in 2017, and finally Russell Westbrook in 2019, Houston has never backed down from a challenge. This was never more apparent than during Golden State’s complete domination of the NBA landscape from 2015–2019. Outside of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston seemed to be the only team willing to challenge the Warriors, and they pushed them to their brink; culminating in a 3–2 series lead over them in the Western Conference Finals in 2018. If it wasn’t for a Chris Paul hamstring injury and a historic choke job in Game 7, the Rockets may have advanced and taken down (a very weak) Lebron James and Cleveland Cavaliers to win a title. But here in 2020, on the bank of a 4–1 second round loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, those days could not be further away.
Now the Rockets have a huge decision to make, just one summer after trading for superstar Russell Westbrook and half a season into going all in on “micro-ball”, it could be argued the Rockets should tear it all down. Do they finally cave in and commit to a rebuild — leading to them (most likely) parting ways with both Russell Westbrook and James Harden? Or do they give it another try? Or is it a combination of the two
How can the Rockets stay competitive?
Rocket's Depth Chart
The biggest trademark of this Rockets group is the fact that they push the idea of “pace and space” to the extreme. With the second fastest pace, the highest three point attempted percentage (half of their shots being threes), and with no traditional center in their rotation, they looked to offset the lack of size by overwhelming teams with their shooting. And in the beginning, it was working. Clint Capela was traded from the Rockets to the Hawks on February 5th 2020, and between then and the restart, they went a respectable 8–5. That period included impressive wins over the top seeded Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz and the Celtics again (this time in overtime). However, things changed in the bubble and the Rockets only went 4–4 in the seeding games, before being pushed to the brink by an over performing Thunder team, and then eventually losing to the Lakers in 5. It is important to note it was rumored that both Russell Westbrook and James Harden had COVID-19 during the hiatus, potentially leading to them not being as fit as possible for the playoffs.
During that Lakers series, it became more and more apparent that the Rockets advantage in shooting was not going to offset the humongous size differential. For context, the Rockets lined up with 6'5" PJ Tucker at center, while the Lakers lined up with 7'0" JaVale McGee. Even when the Lakers “went small” by benching both McGee and Dwight Howard later on into the series, the height between Markieff Morris (6'8"), Anthony Davis (6'10") and LeBron James (6'8") just tortured the Rockets. If the Rockets want to stay competitive, they’re going to need at least a competent center.
Houston doesn’t need to break the bank for a big guy, they just need a big who can, simply put, be big. Looking at the Boston Celtics for example, they’re also a team hinged on the play from their guards and forwards. But what sets them apart from the Rockets is that they have an adequate enough big man rotation between Daniel Thies, Enes Kanter, Grant Williams and Robert Williams. They all provide them with enough size so that the Celtics do not get battered inside every night. Even taking a look at the Rockets biggest enemy, the Golden State Warriors, where even during their dominant rule over the NBA, they never had a true dominant big man. There are a plethora of big options on the free agency market that can all come in and play 15–20 minutes a night and do their job.
Is trading Russell Westbrook possible?
Going back to that semi-dominant run the Rockets had at the beginning of their small ball era, Russell Westbrook was at the heart of it, playing the best basketball of his career. In the month of February, Westbrook played in 8 games and averaged 33.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game, while shooting a staggering 55% from the field — a level of efficiency almost unheard of in Westbrook’s career. This was due to the increased amount of space he had to attack without Clint Capela on the floor. With Capela on the floor, the Rockets had two non shooters (him and Westbrook), making it easier for opponents to help on Harden. Without Capela however, Westbrook saw more spread pick and rolls and had more space to attack than ever before in his career — and the results were positive.
Big Man Russ
However, all of that went out the window the moment the playoffs started. Westbrook missed the first 4 games of the playoffs as he nursed a quad injury, and he never looked the same once he came back, averaging only 17 points on 42% shooting in 8 games. At this moment in time, the Westbrook on display pre lockdown seems like a distant memory, and his value is dropping lower and lower. Westbrook will be owed as much as $46 million a year under his current contract (assuming he picks up his player option in 2022–23), which ends when he turns 34.
All of this is coupled with the fact that the Rockets have zero tradable assets to package alongside Westbrook and that it seems more and more likely he will be sticking around for at least next season. However, that may not be a bad outcome for the Rockets, because if any team is equipped with the shooting to space the floor for Westbrook, it’s them. They’ve proved they can build a team that gets the most out of him, it’s just a matter of developing it in the right way, and before his eventual decline (which depending on who you ask, may have already started).
The Big Question: Where does that leave James Harden?
James Harden is the life that drives this Houston Rockets team. From the moment he became a Rocket in 2012, he has exploded onto the scene, winning 3 scoring titles, the 2018 NBA MVP, the 2017 assist title and 7 All Star nods. He’s accomplished almost everything you can ask of a player from an individual standpoint. When it comes to putting the ball in the basket, Harden is among the NBA’s all time best. Harden is one of only 4 players to win 3 straight scoring titles since the NBA-ABA merger in 1979, the others being George Gervin, former teammate Kevin Durant, and arguably the greatest ever, Michael Jordan. And there’s no reason to think Harden can’t rack up another couple before he eventually retires. With that being said, and for as good of a scorer Harden is, he does have a couple big flaws in his game.
One big criticism of Harden in the past has been his defense. There are countless clips on the Internet of Harden in his days with the Thunder and early Rockets days of him not moving on defense at all, suggesting he’s a poor and lazy defender. But to his credit, he has stepped up in a big way the past couple seasons. Ironically enough, this is most highlighted most in (what used to be) the one game where no one played defense — the All Star game.
DPOY Sequence by James Harden
Another big criticism of Harden is that he stands around on offense if he doesn’t have the ball, making it easier for the defense to zone up the weak side. However, the Rockets do have a fair share of plays that get Harden coming off screens and running into a catch, but it is a fair criticism of him to say he doesn’t help his teammates if he doesn’t have the ball. This is even more pressing of an issue when Westbrook also needs the ball in his hands to be more effective, due to his low three point percentage (career 31% and 26% in 2019–20). This begs the question; How good could the Rockets be if Westbrook had the keys to the offense? Building further on that, how good could the Rockets be if they had Westbrook and another All Star level piece who compliments his game as opposed to Harden?
The last time Westbrook had full control over an offense, he won MVP in 2017, while averaging a 31.6 points, 10.7 assists and 10.4 rebounds per game, breaking the single season record for triple doubles (42). However, the Thunder did get bounced in the first round of those playoffs, funnily enough to the Rockets, and on top of that, it may be too much to assume Westbrook will play to that capability three years later. However, what that Thunder team didn’t have was another All-Star caliber piece to give Westbrook some help, and that’s the type of player the Rockets would demand back in any potential Harden trade.
What could a James Harden trade look like?
Harden for quality phili role players
Star swap with Phili
One potential rumored destination for James Harden are the Philadelphia 76ers. In this scenario, a trade package would either be formed around All NBA center Joel Embiid, or around former All Star Al Horford and any combination of Tobias Harris, Josh Richardson, Shake Milton and Matisse Thybulle. In either case, the Rockets would be reloading rather than rebuilding, giving Westbrook a big who can play off his strengths better than the ball dominant James Harden. It’s important to note all of these suggested trades are not set in stone, but rather mere estimations of potentially the value the Rockets could get out of Harden.
Another interesting trade partner for the Rockets could be the Indiana Pacers. With a log jam in the front court with Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis plus the rumored exit of Victor Oladipo, the Pacers could send one of those bigs plus Oladipo (and potentially another piece) to the Rockets for Harden. No matter the trade, it would seem likely the Rockets would be getting a talented big man, assuming they would want to move away from the micro ball experiment.
Big Balls Pacers Trade
On the flip side, if the Rockets wanted to continue to play small ball while also shopping James Harden, an interesting trade partner could be the Los Angeles Clippers, in order to potentially reunite Westbrook with former teammate Paul George. George, who also had his struggles in the playoffs this year, played his best basketball alongside Westbrook in Oklahoma City, finishing third in MVP voting in 2019. Of course, the Clippers would need to give up a couple more pieces in order to obtain James Harden, but having the defensive minded George playing alongside Westbrook again could spark the Rockets into a new era.
Harden for every Clipper except Kawhi
However, a trade like this would have it’s issues. For one, Paul George and Russell Westbrook never made it past the first round in either of the two season they played together, losing to Utah and Portland in 2018 and 2019. And as previously mentioned, both players are coming off poor showing in the playoffs, suggesting they may not be the best fit alongside one another if the Rockets hope to make it deep in the playoffs. But that still doesn’t change the fact that it could be a very interesting trade that could give the fans in Houston something new to cheer about. On top of that, the additions of Zubac and Shamet give the Rockets some young pieces that can grow in the future. This is desperately needed in Houston considering their youngest player is 23 year old Chris Clemons, who played 9 minutes in 33 games this year.
The Verdict: Will James Harden be traded?
The short answer: probably not.
The long answer: it depends on the direction the Rockets choose. With inexperienced Rafael Stone being promoted into Morey’s job, it may suggest the Rockets want to start anew, but it will probably come down to who they hire as a head coach. If they go with a more experienced coach (either Van Gundy brother), it may signal their decision to run it back. But on the flip side, if they go with former player Sam Cassell, it may signal the beginning of the rebuild.
At the end of the day, James Harden will go down as one of the greatest Rockets of all time — with or without a title to his name. It would seem silly for the Rockets to just give up on him when he wasn’t the issue for the Rockets in the playoffs (averaging almost 30 a game in the playoffs just passed). However, with almost no assets and 0 young pieces on the roster, if the Rockets do choose to rebuild, pawning off Westbrook and Harden might become necessary in order to avoid becoming one of the worst franchises in the NBA in the foreseeable future.
In any case, changes will be coming to the Houston Rockets. Whether that be geared towards tearing the foundation of this team down, or making slight tweaks, keep an eye out for what a new front office could do to the Rockets. As for James Harden, he should feel relatively safe about his position in Houston, but in the NBA, you just never know.
*all stats were found on basketballreference.com unless stated otherwise
*game footage and photos used are not owned by me, they are property of the NBA is used for educational purposes
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2020.10.22 23:16 FuzzyOneAdmin USD Partners Announces Quarterly Distribution and Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release Date

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–USD Partners LP (NYSE: USDP) (the “Partnership”) announced today that the Board of Directors of its general partner declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.111 per unit for the third quarter of 2020 ($0.444 per unit on an annualized basis), the same amount as distributed in the prior quarter. The distribution is payable on […]
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2020.10.22 11:43 isfiz 28 [M4F] Looking for an all night Fuckfest Friday

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2020.10.22 07:38 SweetTeaFrancie He killed the family dog..

Hi everyone, this is my first time posting here, been lurking recently and it's helped a ton, but I'm unsure what to do now and would appreciate some advice. This is part rant, part advice seeking, I'm sorry, it feels like I need to give a lot of backstory and that makes this post so much longer.
My family's Q is our father, he's been a progressively-less-than-functional alcoholic for the last 15 years/so long as I can remember, and in the last six months has kind of devolving mentally. Besides my fatheQ, there's me, my little sister, my little brother (close in age but my lil bro and stepmom are the only ones who live near Q) and my stepmom who has been a wonderful mothering presence in our lives since 2001, as far as is relevant to the incident described below.
Our stepmom moved out and left him this past March, which good for her! We don't know how she made it that long besides her amazing heart. She always recommended Al-Anon growing up but we never went, I definitely wish we had in hindsight. I count her as a main reason all three of us grew up to be at least half functional adults.
My little brother and his wife lived with him from June to early October this year, the goal was to make sure he wasn't lonely, was eating properly (he's at a point where he doesn't eat unless someone cooks for him), and to generally bring some stability to his life since he's alienated everyone else in his life. Our Q is high-risk for the virus that must not be named, he's been a smoker the past 50 years and has the expected share of medical complications that come with that. They were servers in highly trafficked local restaurants, so they quit their jobs when they moved in and helped out around the house, cooked, gardened, took care of the dogs, pitched in financially when they could (including paying for his portion of half of the divorce filing papers from our stepmom).
At the end of September, our Q decided that he was being taken advantage of financially and emotionally abused by my brother and his wife, and threatened them to leave at gunpoint (within 2 weeks or less than an hour 'if they got disrespectful'). This was the turning point for me and my sister, we decided to go no-contact and help my brother and his wife get out of this situation however we could.
I don't believe his claims about them taking advantage of him financially or being emotionally abused, he's always been verbally abusive to all of us, and physically abusive to my brother growing up. They tried to enforce boundaries with him, and he resented/broke any boundaries set.
In the last six months he's coming unhinged and been increasingly invested in his martyr complex. Nothing he does/says is wrong, everyone else is terrible and mistreating him, expressing his rage any way he chooses to is always justified, and even mildly disagreeing with him leads to lengthy circular arguments and temper tantrums. He's funnelled all his energy outside of work into finding another partner, despite not being divorced yet, he's routinely overspent and asked my sister and I to help him out financially. He has a salary that doesn't justify overspending, at all, even living alone.
Main takeaway: Q has/had two great pyrenees dogs: an 11.5 yr old- Blanca and a 3 yr old- Tito, they were found and adopted from rescues by my stepmom. If you know anything about great pyrenees, they love to roam widely and freely, they bark like crazy, they're protective.
When my stepmom moved out, she let him keep the dogs to not be utterly alone. Blanca developed an anxiety disorder caused by thunderstorms after her OG partner in crime passed a few years ago, the vet prescribed her xanax, and later tramadol for her hurting joints from her advanced age. Q later claimed Tito has anxiety caused by thunderstorms too, although our stepmom never saw that behavior when she was still living there.
The point is he gets more xanax if he tells the vet both 90-120 lb dogs need it. He's bragged multiple times about how cheap/easy it is to get a xanax prescription for dogs through his vet clinic, versus a psychiatrist for humans.
Q abuses the xanax whenever he feels like it, he has offered it to me during visits with him + other family, I'm not blameless, there's 2-4 occasions in the last year where I took what he offered. I regret doing so and I intend never to touch that shit ever again unless it's actually prescribed to me.
I'm sorry this is so long, on to the real conflict:
Last night, he called at 8 pm (I ignored it since I'm trying to maintain NC) and shortly after texted my brother and I:
"Blanca got hit by a car when they were on a late night walk, she wasn't bloody but one of her back legs got broken."
I don't believe his story about being on a walk, he almost never took them on night walks growing up or during Blanca's life. While living with Q, my brother noticed he been neglecting the dogs: kicked them out the moment they started barking (they're great pyrenees, OF COURSE they bark), left the dogs outside overnight accidentally (it's Houston in the summer), left the gate to the yard open and they got out multiple times/wandered down the street, forgets to buy food for or feed the dogs, didn't keep up with medication prescribed by the vet that would help Blanca's painful joints because it was "too expensive" (aside from the tramadol because he takes that for fun when he's sore from building/spending all his money on projects to attract potential mates for himself in his delusions of grandeur).
I called him back shortly after the text and he was talking slow, not clearly drunk, but agitated and maybe under the influence of something.
He tried to tell us he was going to wait until morning to take Blanca to a vet clinic to be seen, he claimed he couldn't lift her into the car by himself to take her. Major BS, we've been on many camping trips in the last 10 years where he has had to routinely lift/help her up into the campetruck bc of her painful joints.
Then my brother found an emergency vet clinic open late at night, and even broke his intended no-contact with Q to come over and help load Blanca in Q's car to take her to the emergency clinic.
Then he doddled over whether he could afford it if they required payment up front; they take payment plans, he wasn't sure he'd qualify with his terrible credit. Lil bro and wife love on Blanca while they wait for him to sort it out. When I text him back a second time, begging him to take her to the vet, he responds "stop."
Finally he leaves two hours after she got hit, and less than an hour from leaving to go to the clinic- she's euthanized. He said the vet said she was too old for splinting the leg, it was either amputation or euthanasia.
She had a lot of pain in her hips, she was old AF, I don't think it would've been fair to amputate and turn her into a three legged dog at her age, but he's in a major city, it could've taken him up to half an hour to get to the emergency vet clinic.
He didn't wait for anyone (me or my brother, bro still lives nearby) to show up to say goodbye too, he didn't run out to go buy hamburgers or anything to give her one tasty last meal, I don't know how long he took to say goodbye to her himself or if he was even in the room when it happened.
There's an illogical voice in my head that thinks he chose the cheapest option, maybe he didn't even pay for x-rays if he could convince the vet he couldn't afford it despite a payment plan, maybe she could have used a splint if it was a clean break, we don't know or have anything to go on besides his word, which I don't trust.
I'm devastated, Blanca was my girl, she was a beyond beautiful aloof princess who wasn't afraid to let people or vehicles with trailers full of gardening equipment know what she thought of them; but I'm also furious.
I think his story is a lie. I suspect that he was high on doggie xanax, left the gate open and she got hit, he lives right next to a very busy street.
I want to report him to the vet who prescribes it, hopefully to remove the xanax prescription and maybe get something less abusable prescribed for Tito if he really needs it. But I don't know if it will ruin any future veterinary care for Tito and cause some serious legal ramifications for him? My stepmom wants to take Tito back in light of Blanca's passing and is unsure of how to proceed, since he's in her name with the rescue, but she left (abandoned?) him in Q's care. Tito is a 120 lbs, young and full of energy and love to give.
I know I'm so f*ing angry that he just gets to walk away from all of us as a martyr, thinking he is sooo right, did nothing wrong, whether it's now or in the last 15 years. That anger has been there before Blanca's passing, (and this might be hokey but I put stock in my dreams) I've had a lot of vivid dreams in the last month about snarling/growling/roaring and apparently that's a sign of repressed anger. It's not all about my family's Q but I think lately coming to terms with this dysfunctional relationship with my dad, and accepting that this is who he is, is a source of a fair amount of anger.
I don't know if reporting him to his vet would be the wrong move, not for his sake, but for mine. Is that action investing too much energy in trying to create real life consequences for his substance abuse?
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2020.10.22 04:51 man_overseas Retiring by 40, Wealth-Building & Power of Leverage with Byron Hutcheson

Retiring by 40, Wealth-Building & Power of Leverage with Byron Hutcheson

Retiring by 40, Wealth-Building & Power of Leverage with Byron Hutcheson
Byron Hutcheson recently achieved his goal of retiring by 40 years old. He had worked in corporate finance for a commercial real estate company since 2005 before deciding to “hang ’em up.”
Now he’s a full-time investor—primarily in commercial real estate. He also does some angel investing with your not-so-humble host. And was the best man at my wedding.
In this episode, we discuss his investment in Visiting Angels – a non-medical staffing company for seniors and others who need in-home assistance. Byron shares how he got started in franchise-investing and how lucrative it’s been.
We also discuss our philosophies when investing with friends. Byron says they need to be a good steward of friends’ money and 100% committed to the project they’re working on. He gives equal importance to the person’s character.
Also Byron & I share a passion for travel. Since we’ve both been to Eastern Europe, Kauai (Hawaii), and Nicaragua, we talk about why those are outstanding places to visit.
Great discussion with a great friend. My favorite part is our chat about gaining total freedom over how you spend your day as the ideal way of living. Enjoy!
Other topics discussed:
  • Fracking boom in Houston
  • Real estate values in Montrose (Houston)
  • Byron’s opposition to “dead money”
  • Investing in good people with high integrity
  • Accredited investor requirements
  • Importance of budgeting
  • Systems vs goals
  • Byron’s pursuit of goals made him unhappy
  • Byron’s first real estate deal as a General Partner
  • Getting money from investors
  • “Roll tenants to market”
  • The power of leverage
  • Importance of communicating with tenants
  • Not wasting mental energy in areas you’re not passionate about
  • Power of compound interest
  • How Byron’s life has more purpose now because of his children
  • The fulfillment of raising a child
  • Byron’s take on major corporations creating their own universities
  • Accelerating costs of tuition vs the diminishing value of college
  • Stocks: Netflix, ExxonMobil, Apple, Amazon
  • Trump/Biden presidential debate
  • Media & social media fostering division
  • Obamacare
  • People rarely seek to disconfirm what they already believe
  • Accounting for different cultures & lifestyles in US
  • USA is enormous country to be ruled by one government
  • Presidential politics doesn’t improve your life
Questions asked:
  • Haven’t you tapped to the equity in your house because it’s appreciated so much?
  • Do you have a loan payment that you’re paying for that tapped equity?
  • How did you know about Visiting Angels?
  • What interested you most about Visiting Angels?
  • What was the impetus for leaving the corporate world and becoming a full-time General Partner?
  • Can you talk about investments that you and I have made together in the past?
  • What is your philosophy when it comes to investing with friends?
  • Can you tell me how your first real estate deal as a General Partner came together?
  • What does a “10-year hold” mean?
  • How much money did you raise for the small retail shopping center that you recently bought? What did you pay for the place and what kind of rents are you expecting initially?
  • How many investors [are there] and how much did you seek from them?
  • What does “kiss the note” mean?
  • If your wife didn’t have such a successful career, do you think you’d be living the life that you’re living now?
  • Are you taking advantage of commercial real estate right now because the prices are depressed and that [you’re thinking] they’ll eventually come back up?
  • Did you feel like you had to do a sales job at home because your wife isn’t into investing?
  • How long were you married before you had your first child?
  • Were you thinking about not having kids at one point?
  • What are your thoughts on God (as it pertains to the creation of new life)?
  • Do you save for your daughters’ college?
  • Are we too big of a country to have a sustainable government?
Fun questions:
  • Social media – net negative or net positive for society?
  • How do you think your life would be different if you’d been on social media?
  • When is the first time you logged on to the Internet and what did you do?
  • What’s the greatest joy of being a father of girls?
  • If somebody dropped $1 million in your lap tomorrow, what would you do with it?
  • If somebody gave you $100,000 and forced you to invest it in 3 companies: Apple, Amazon, and ExxonMobil — how would you allocate those funds?
  • Same dollar amount, but you’re forced to allocate it toward gold or Bitcoin – how do you divide that up?
  • What % chance do you think Donald Trump has of being re-elected?
  • Do you have a favorite book?
  • Do you have a favorite podcast?
  • If you had to live somewhere for 6 months, pre-COVID, where would you go?
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2020.10.22 00:07 CopRock Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of October 19

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2020.10.20 14:11 dawgfan27 MLS Ownership and Political Contributions

The Athletic ($) has a very interesting story today about the disconnect between the public statements on equality and justice and the political contributions of team ownership.
If you don't have a subscription, most of the story is about how owners give lip service to BLM and the like but donate to the Republicans for their lower taxes, though there are exceptions: "Other MLS owners have put their money closer to where their club’s mouth is. Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank, D.C. United managing partner Jason Levien, New England Revolution owners Robert and Jonathan Kraft and Houston Dynamo owner Gabriel Brener are among those whose political contributions this election cycle match up with the statements their clubs have issued supporting the fights for equality and justice."
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2020.10.20 04:30 milab7 Diamonds Mammals of Zod: American Buddhist Gospel Music

DIAMONDS continues Gary Heidt’s scheme to render all 100 of Guan Yin’s 500-year old divinitory poems into American Buddhist Gospel music than began on 2015’s HEARTS. This set of 100 quatrains (4-line poems) are used in Buddhist temples for fortune-telling (and fundraising— typically devotees make a small donation to obtain a scroll with one of the poems.) Guan Yin, accordingly credited as a lyricist on the albums, is a Mahabodhisattva, or a Great Enlightened Being, one who chooses to remain in the world of delusions in order to help suffering people. She is also known as Avalokitesvara in Sanskrit, and Kwannon or Canon in Japan (the optics company is named after her.)
The songs on DIAMONDS are all in the Guajira Deer Park (GDP) style, which is a rhythm which originated in Deer Park, Texas in the 1980’s. Very few drummers have been able to master the style, but Winston-Salem’s John Adamian, formerly of Sugar Smack, who has learned West African rhythms, was able to master it easily. Tom Woods of Greensboro has also mastered and extended the style.
Scott Wilcox, a founder of Mammals of Zod, co-produced, plays guitar and bass and sings on this record. He is also a partner and Chief Innovation Officer for SXSW, the Austin culture festival, and a co-founder and director of SXSW Eco.
Vocalist Lipbone Redding, who performed with the Mammals of Zod throughout the 90’s, lends his beautiful stylings to “Radio Free Crete,” which adapts Quatrain 19 to a narrative about two Allied soldiers left behind after the evacuation of Crete in WWII.
Raymond Seraphim Porter lives in Beijing now but was able to contribute lyrics to “Thanks,” which is sung by Cassandra Victoria Chopourian, a Greensboro resident who starred in the Greensboro Drama Center’s productions “Starbright” and “Boxes.” She is also the cofounder of the Van Reipen Collective which created “Tender Buttons” in 2015 in New York City and presented a cycle of songs, “Unfinished Bird,” which premiered at the Ruby Slipper Fringe Festival in 2016.
Laurent Estoppey also graces 4 tracks with his saxophone. Estoppey, a founding member of Greensboro’s COLLAPSS performance art group, performs in Switzerland, many European countries, but also in Canada, USA, Argentina, Guatemala and South Africa with groups such as the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Basel Symphony, UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, Timisoara, Orchestra of the State of Lithuania, Lausanne Sinfonietta, NEC - Chaux-de- Fonds-Contrechamps Geneva, and Staatskapelle Weimar.
Gary Heidt, who composed, arranged, played guitar, bass, percussion, handmade electronics and clarinet, and wrote lyrics for much of the album, is the librettist of Evan Hause’s Defenestration Trilogy, cofounder of Fist of Kindness, a published poet, visual artist with solo shows in New York and North Carolina, a theater creator with many productions in New York, Houston and Germany, a DJ with WKCR (New York), WUAG, WQFS (Greensboro) and WZOO (Asheboro), a canonized saint of the Church of the SubGenius and the Blue Harmonic Elder of the Perceiver of Sound League.
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2020.10.19 23:19 Ainsoph777 Jesuit trained Malcolm Wilson was Nelson Rockefeller's political Kingmaker

Jesuit trained Malcolm Wilson was Nelson Rockefeller's political Kingmaker
" Proud of his Fordham ties and degrees, Mr. Wilson has served the University as one of the first 15-non-Jesuits to be elected to the Board of Trustees in 1969 as well as supporting alumni fund efforts for the school. At Fordham Prep, he is known as the man who took on the chairmanship of the school's building fund campaign that enabled them to move from a century-old building to a modern complex on the Bronx campus. " https://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=4868
An occulted fact is that Malcolm Wilson, who was essentially a lay Jesuit (trained by Jesuits for over 15 years at Fordham prep and Fordham university)--was the political kingmaker of Nelson Rockefeller. This is admitted however by none other than the New York Times. Wilson, the papal crusader would serve as the lieutenant governor of New York while Nelson Rockefeller was governor, later becoming governor of New York himself. This Jesuit tag-team was honored by the Roman Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Francis Spellman at Jesuit Fordham university for crusading to get state tax-payer funds to finance the Roman Catholic schools! Quoting from the Pittsburgh Catholic, February 9th 1961, we read : https://thecatholicnewsarchive.org/?a=d&d=TPC19610209-01.1.1&srpos=10&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-Malcolm+wilson+nelson------ "Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, has hailed Gov. Nelson Rockefeller's proposal to the state legislature to provide aid to all students attending church-related and other private colleges and universities in the state. The cardinal lauded the controversial plan before 1,100 persons gathered here for an alumni dinner marking the golden anniversary of his graduation from Fordham University(Jesuit) . Introduced to the group by New York Lieutenant Gov. Malcolm Wilson, also a Fordham alumnus, he prefaced his prepared speech by saying, " I also thank Lieutenant Governor Wilson for siding with Governor Rockefeller to have justice for every college in the State of New York.""
This close relationship between Jesuit trained Malcom Wilson and Nelson Rockefeller is surely why a Roman Catholic priest, Teddy "Father SR-71" Hesburgh became the chairman of the Rockefeller foundation in 1977!
A write up done by New York Magazine ,18 Oct 1971 on Jesuit trained Malcolm Wilson.

Here are over 20 pages of catholic news archives on the lay Jesuit Malcolm Wilson! : https://thecatholicnewsarchive.org/?a=q&r=1&results=1&e=-------en-20--41--txt-txIN-Malcolm+wilson------

Now quoting from Malcom Wilson's obituary in the New York Times--we see that he coached Nelson Rockefeller into politics.
"In 1958, he threw in his lot with Rockefeller, scion of the nations wealthiest family, who had never run for office. Mr. Wilson became a political tour guide of sorts , driving Mr. Rockefeller about the state to introduce him to local chieftains eager for a fresh candidate. Quietly and just the two of them, they made the rounds in Mr. Wilson's own car in order not to flaunt the novice's immense wealth. Mr. Wilson sold his man, who then insisted that Mr. Wilson be chosen as his running mate.... Aside from his mastery of the state budget, Mr. Wilson had a hand in shaping the Governor's priorities. It was he who persuaded Mr. Rockefeller to press for federal revenue sharing to help states that were in financial straits, an idea Mr. Rockefeller successfully pushed after Mr. Nixon won the White House in 1968. " https://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/14/nyregion/former-gov-malcolm-wilson-86-is-dead.html

Malcolm Wilson also while attending Jesuit Fordham, was a member of the debating team, and he would join the board of trustees at Jesuit Fordham university. Jesuit trained Governor Malcolm Wilson was also regular attendee at the Manresa Jesuit retreat house in New York City.
" For more than a century, rich and poor Catholics alike came to Mount Manresa, a Jesuit retreat center on Staten Island a mile from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. From bricklayers to lawyers, from the poet Joyce Kilmer to Malcolm Wilson, the former New York governor, they stepped out of the workaday world and entered a silent space of prayer and meditation." https://archive.org/details/TryingToSaveAQuietPlaceOnStatenIslandTheNewYorkTimes

Malcolm Wilson was also a member of the board of directors at the Catholic intelligence agency Pro Deo subsidiary The American Council for the International Promotion of Democracy Under God . This is seen in a batch of declassified documents I have found on Pro Deo : https://archive.org/details/IlovepdfMerged10/page/n11

Additional connections from Malcom Wilson to Jesuit Fordham University include being honored by the Jesuit Fordham College Alumni Association on January 27th 1959, speaking at the1974 Commencement ceremony at Jesuit Fordham and Wilson regularly wrote in the Jesuit Fordham law journal.

" Lieut. Gov. Malcolm Wilson and United States District Court Judge Irving Kaufman will be honored by the Fordham College Alumni Association at its 105th annual dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Jan. 27." https://www.nytimes.com/1959/01/18/archives/fordham-alumni-will-ronor-two-lieut-gov-wilson-and-judge-kaufman.html
Wilson spoke at the 1974 Commencement ceremony at Jesuit Fordham : https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/List_of_Fordham_University_commencement_speakers.html

Here is a photo of Jesuit trained at Georgetown Galo Plaza, President Of Ecuador(1948-1952) , Secretary General of the OAS (1968-1975) with Nelson Rockefeller : https://www.trumanlibrary.org/photographs/view.php?id=69013
Pan American Society dinner at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City. President Galo Plaza (right) warmly greets Nelson Rockefeller (left). From the Department of State Album: \"Visit of His Excellency, Galo Plaza, President of Ecuador to the United States of American, June 20 to 29, 1951\"
Here is a quick background on Galo Plaza :
" Galo Plaza seemed perfect for restoring the OAS’s internal stability and improving the organization’s image. Rockefeller circles likened him to an “international troubleshooter.” Loyal to his roots as a major Ecuadorian landowner, lawyer for the United Fruit Company, and former student at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (Jesuit), Galo Plaza could be counted on to maintain order within the organization while ensuring OAS support for CIA subversion of leftist-minded governments, not only in Ecuador (where the Velasco and Arosemena governments had both fallen to CIA-backed coups), but throughout Latin America. He had also endorsed the efforts of Nelson’s brother, John 3rd, to introduce birth control among Ecuador’s Indians through the Agency for International Development, a major new policy initiative. In addition, Galo Plaza could ensure the hemisphere wide transfer of rural development programs from Rockefeller's American International Association for Economic and Social Development (AIA) to the OAS. Most important, all this would give Rockefeller, through his influence on Galo Plaza, added weight not only in the OAS, but also in any White House deliberation over using the OAS "- Thy Will Be Done : The Conquest Of The Amazon, Nelson Rockefeller And Evangelism In The Age Of Oil ,Gerard Colby, Charlotte Dennett, pg. 602 https://archive.org/details/GerardColbyCharlotteDennettThyWillBeDoneTheConquestOfTheAmazonNelsonRockefellerA

A Papist (Malcolm Wilson)bringing Nelson Rockefeller into the political world shouldn't be too surprising....Author Matthew Josephson brings up how Standard Oil's centralized hierarchy resembled that of the Catholic Church! : "As a member of the board of directors of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, William Rockefeller had long ago struck up a warm friendship with James Stillman, the president of the National City Bank. The latter, stirred at all he learned of the efficiency of the Standard Oil management, and of its hierarchic and centralized government, so much like that of the Roman Catholic Church, modeled his own bank after it. " Matthew Josephson, The Robber Barons : The Great American Capitalists, pg 286 : http://www.eindtijdinbeeld.nl/EiB-Bibliotheek/Boeken/The_Robber_Barons_-_The_Great_American_Capitalists_1861-1901__1934_.pdf

It should be remembered too that John D. Rockefeller Sr. was golfing with Catholic Priest Father J.P. Lennon when the double Jesuit trained Chief Justice Edward Douglass White "broke up" Standard Oil, allowing it to become even bigger! : https://www.reddit.com/Jesuitworldordecomments/d8vzkl/john_d_rockefeller_sr_was_golfing_with_catholic/
There was also the Jesuit trained Papal Crusader at Chase Manhattan Bank Francis X. Stankard, took a trip to Communist China with David Rockefeller in 1973 to make a deal with the Bank of China : https://www.reddit.com/Jesuitworldordecomments/grpp60/jesuit_trained_papal_crusader_at_chase_manhattan/

No wonder then a that a Roman Catholic priest Theodore Hesburgh was made the chairman of the Rockefeller foundation! Quoting from the New York Times : https://www.nytimes.com/1977/01/15/archives/hesburgh-named-rockefeller-foundation-chairman.html
" The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, president of the University of Notre Dame, was elected chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation yesterday. He replaces Cyrus R. Vance, who resigned from the foundation board when he was named Secretary of State.At a meeting of the foundation's trustees in New York City yesterday, a replacement was also chosen for another who is to be a member of the Carter Cabinet—W. Michael Blumenthal, who was named Secretary of the Treasury. That choice by the foundation is to be announced later. Father Hesburgh is a member of the Congregation of the Holy Cross. In his 59 years he has held so many offices that he has trouble recalling them. One of the most notable was his service from 1969 to 1972 as chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He has turned down an invitation to join the Carter administration, and he would not indicate the position involved. “God only knows,” Father Hesburgh said, when asked why he had been chosen to head the board—whose senior member he is , having joined in 1961. “It was a completely spontaneous thing—I didn't do anything to promote it.” He is an enthusiastic supporter of current board policy and indicated no desire for change. The chairman works part time and is not paid. The job of running the foundation, with its $840 million in assets, belongs to its president, Dr. John H. Knowles. It is plain enough at the Rockefeller Foundation that there is keen interest, not to say amusement, over the predicament of the Ford Foundation, from which Henry Ford 2nd resigned as a trustee this week. One of his complaints was that it was cultivating a “fortress mentality.” To make sure that the Rockefeller Foundation would never be a fortress, Dr. Knowles long ago gave orders—which he alluded to yesterday—to be open to the public, to encourage wide dissemination of information about the foundation's activities, He even solicited review of his foundation's work by 10 other large foundations. “There is a danger of looking inward and getting precious,” he said. “I firmly believe one page of experience is worth a volume of logic.” He believes in private enterprise no less than in public, and his foundation is attacked for dealing with both. “I can hardly use the word ‘capitalism’ without being accused of being arrogant, corrupt, bestial with respect to human suffering,” Dr. Knowles said. Mr. Ford, upset because he thought the Ford Foundation seemed lukewarm on capitalism, also charged it with turning its Office of the Arts into a financing agency instead of backing Innovation to solve “human problems.” When Dr. Knowles spoke yesterday of the $3 million a year that the Rockefeller Foundation spent on the arts, he jokingly called it “the Henry Ford branch.” "

Father "Teddy" Hesburgh also joined the board at the Rockefeller Chase Manhattan Bank! Quoting the New York Times again, : https://www.nytimes.com/1972/03/22/archives/hesburgh-is-joining-board-of-bank.html
" The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, president of the University of Notre Dame and one of the most influential clergymen in the nation, has been elected a director of the Chase Manhattan Bank. Father Hesburgh, a 54‐year‐old educator and chairman of the United States Civil Rights Commission, was elected to the bank's board last Wednesday, but the action was not announced until yesterday. A spokesman for Chase said that Father Hesburgh would also be named to the board of the bank's parent company, the Chase Manhattan Corporation. Frederick R. Kappel the former chairman of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, retired from the boards of the bank and its parent company early this month on reaching.the mandatory age. of 70. But, according to Chase ‘officials, Father Hesburgh could not be considered a “replacement” for Mr. Kappel because there were already three vacancies on the board. The appointment of the Roman Catholic priest to the bank's board makes him one of the relatively few clerics serving as directors of major corporations. The Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan, a Philadelphia black minister and civil rights leader, has been a director of the General Motors Corporation since January, 1971, Father Hesburgh, who is widely known as Father Ted, will receive the regular $5,000 a‐year fee that the’ Chase bank pays to its outside, nonmanagement directors. In addition, he will receive $400 for each monthly meeting he attends. After teaching theology since 1945 at Notre Dame, where he was educated, Father Hesburgh was named executive vice president of the university in 1949 and president three years later."

Theodore Hesburgh was also a director at the Council of Foreign Relations! (1976–85) and a lifetime member https://www.cfr.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/CFR_annual_report_2006.pdf

In 1968, when both Malcom Wilson and Nelson Rockefellor were in control of New York, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund gave $75,000 to the Catholic Church for ecumenical purposes. Quoting the annual report : "United States Conference for the World Council of Churches — $75,000 for the Council's expenses in undertaking a series of joint activities with officials of the Roman Catholic Church, which are designed to define and mediate the religious concepts and organizational practices separating these two church bodies. " https://www.rbf.org/sites/default/files/1968-AR-web-optimized.pdf

Now here are some Jesuit connection to the modern day Rockefeller family. Current 5th generation generation Rockefeller, Steven Rockefeller Jr. is " the chairman and CEO of the Rose Rock Group, a global investment management firm established by members of the Rockefeller family.[1] Rockefeller is the son of Steven Clark Rockefeller and the grandson of former U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. " Steven was educated by Jesuits at Fairfield University! " Rockefeller received a bachelor's degree from Fairfield University (Jesuit) in 1985 and his master's degree in public and private management from the Yale School of Management in 1990.[1] " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_C._Rockefeller_Jr.
Rose Rock Group has recently invested into China... : "(Reuters) – Rose Rock Capital Limited, wholly owned by the Rockefeller family, plans to raise $2 billion in both yuan and U.S. dollar funds to invest in commercial properties in China’s northern city of Tianjin, the official China Securities Journal reported on Wednesday.Rose Rock has set up a venture with Tianjin Finance Investment Co to launch the funds, which aim to raise 5 billion yuan initially, including 2 billion yuan by the end of this year, the newspaper said. Rose Rock, which controls 90 percent of the fund management venture, will be responsible for daily management and operation of the funds, while its Chinese partner will focus on government relationships, the article said. Money raised will be used to build a landmark commercial property project in Tianjin’s financial district, while future investment will expand into other areas including infrastructure, culture and education, the newspaper said. (Reporting by Samuel Shen and Carrie Ho; Editing by Ken Wills)" https://www.pehub.com/2011/08/rose-rock-capital-raising-2b-china-fund/#
Jesuit trained Steven Rockefeller Jr. is Co-Chairman of Chinese Culture & Art International : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtNSjkK1i9o
Rose Rock Group has also recently invested $ 2.5 billion into Vietnam. : "An investment vehicle backed by the multi-billionaire Rockefeller family has reached a $2.5 billion ($1.8 billion) agreement to construct a residential and holiday resort in Vietnam. Rose Rock Group will partner with fuel company Vung Ro Petroleum to build the project in Vung Ro Bay, in Phu Yen province on the south-central coast of Vietnam. The development will feature more than 760 rooms, 4,300 residential apartments, 100 townhouses and 350 marina berths, as well as shops and restaurants. Rose Rock, wholly owned by the New York-based Rockefeller Financial Group, has previously focused its investments in China but is now seeking opportunities elsewhere." http://www.campdenfb.com/article/rockefeller-familys-investment-firm-build-25-billion-resort-vietnam

I have found many Catholic connections to Rockefeller Capital Management aswell.
"Rockefeller Capital Management is a leading independent, privately-owned financial services firm offering global family office, asset management and strategic advisory services to ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families, institutions and corporations. The Firm has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Salt Lake City, Saratoga Springs, Washington, DC, and Wilmington, Delaware. "
For instance John J Brennan, a board member at Rockefeller Capital Management is chairman of the board of trustees at Catholic Notre Dame univeristy! The Teddy Hesburgh connections lives on. :
"John J. Brennan is chairman emeritus and senior advisor of Vanguard. Mr. Brennan joined Vanguard in July 1982. He was elected president in 1989, served as chief executive officer from 1996 to 2008, and served as chairman of the board from 1998 to 2009. He is a director of General Electric Company, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, and American Express Company; chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Notre Dame; a founding trustee of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST); chairman of Vanguard Charitable; and a member of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission. He is past chairman of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Financial Accounting Foundation, and the Investment Company Institute. Mr. Brennan graduated from Dartmouth College and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School. He has received honorary degrees from Mount Aloysius College, Curry College, and Drexel University." https://www.rockco.com/leadership/john-j-brennan/
" John J. Brennan, chairman emeritus and former chief executive officer of the Vanguard Group, was elected Friday (Oct. 16) chairman of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1. " https://news.nd.edu/news/john-brennan-elected-chair-of-notre-dames-board-of-trustees/
There is also Mac Broderick, Next Gen Advisory Council at Rockefeller Capital Management :
" Mac Broderick is VP of Midstream Commercial Development, at Tellurian Inc. (NASDAQ: TELL), a Houston-based energy company. He has worked at Tellurian since its founding, focusing on strategy and business development. Prior to his role at Tellurian, he worked in investment management in Russia and Ukraine. He is a passionate advocate for all-of-the-above energy solutions to climate change. Mac is a director of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a non-profit focused on fostering thoughtful, effective philanthropy. He is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and member of the Atlantik-Brücke. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service(Jesuit), where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (Jesuit), the school’s flagship publication. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in global investment management, and an M.A. in energy economics and international relations from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. A sixth-generation member of the Rockefeller family, Mac is a graduate of Groton School and a native Detroiter." https://www.rockco.com/leadership/mac-broderick/
Then there is Brian C. Mck. Henderson, a senior adviser at Rockefeller Capital Management--trained at Jesuit Georgetown University.
"Brian C. McK. Henderson is a Senior Adviser for Rockefeller Capital Management. In addition to his new role as a Senior Advisor to Rockefeller, Mr. Henderson is the founding partner of Henderson International Advisors, LLC, which he started in April 2014. Mr. Henderson spent most of his career with Merrill Lynch, where he held a variety of senior roles over 23 years, including as Director of Communications, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets; Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch International; and Executive Assistant to the Chairman and President. He was also on the boards of Prime Merrill SpA (Italy) and Merrill Lynch South Africa. Before joining Merrill, Mr. Henderson spent 14 years with Chase Manhattan Bank, with responsibilities that covered multiple divisions and continents. Mr. Henderson is the non-executive Chairman of Augustea Bunge Maritime Ltd., and an independent director for BMCE Bank of Africa. He is on the advisory board of the Spanish law firm Cremades & Calvo Sotelo. Mr. Henderson also serves on many not-for-profit boards, and was previously on the Ethics and Policy Committee of the DDC for the First Judicial Department, Supreme Court Appellate Division, State of New York. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. (Jesuit) " https://www.rockco.com/leadership/brian-c-mck-henderson/
Even the Catholic former baseball allstar Derek Jeter has joined in on making millions via tax exempt investments over at Rockefeller Capital Management as a senior advisor! https://www.rockco.com/leadership/derek-jete
" Off the field, Jeter has not led an uneventful life—as the celebrity columnists are quick to remind us. But in an age of social media, Jeter has managed to keep his personal life largely private. More important, he told the New York Times that he is Catholic, recently revealed he always prays, and now talks about marrying and starting a family. In retirement, the process of maturity continues. " https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/10/derek-jeters-enduring-legacy

Here is some more Rockefeller Jesuit intrigue : " Lane Kirkland, the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (Jesuit) graduate who became AFL-CIO's top researcher and executive assistant to its president, George Meany, during the Kennedy-Johnson years. At that time, he was a director and strong supporter of the ClA-funded American Institute for Free Labor Development, which operated mostly in Latin America in cooperation with corporate leaders. When the CIA was exposed using labor and student unions and private foundations, Kirkland served on Johnson's commission to find some means of continuing the CIA's pet projects without their having to bear the CIA stigma. The commission simply recommended substituting overt government and private funding of the same projects that the CIA covertly had backed AFL-CIO's secretary-treasurer at the time of the Rockefeller Commission on CIA Abuses. Kirkland was also a member of Nelson Rockefeller's Commission on Critical Choices " Thy Will Be Done : The Conquest Of The Amazon, Nelson Rockefeller And Evangelism In The Age Of Oil ,Gerard Colby, Charlotte Dennett, pg 833
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lane_Kirkland

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