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Happy Panther

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#3283481 Frank Garcia got scammed?

Posted by Happy Panther on 13 March 2015 - 09:44 PM

That tells me 1) he's not very smart and 2) he's cheated on his taxes enough to react like that.

My first thought was this as well.


If the IRS called me tomorrow I would simply ask them to set up a meeting and my CPA and I would be available to answer any questions.
































Giving me a few days to shred files hopefully,

#3252436 D Will says Panthers didn't reach out to him when his mother died

Posted by Happy Panther on 24 February 2015 - 09:34 AM

I've been outside the inner circle before. As the guy who had to deliver bad news I never expected upper management to have my back when I needed it or for that matter come to my funeral. When I had to fly my kid out of country because of a medical issue and he nearly died I did get flowers and one partner emailed me. The head partner never said a word despite being the guy that everyone loves. And i didn't care a lick because they paid well, completely left me alone to do my job and gave me great experience. SO when my contract was up I said thank you very much, took my contract bonues and never said a negative word.


So my advice to Deangelo would be to gain some self awareness. JR and your teammates probably had a good reason they didn't show up. Figure out why.


Having said that I think many of us are confused that JR wouldn't show up because of how mice and compassionate he is. JR is a hardnosed businessman who can be mean as a snake and has come off as a bumbling idiot at times. I have heard it from some of his family and people who grew up with him. Which is fine. People don't get to where they are by being nice all the time. He is probably not surprised that Deangelo did this and probably doesn't care.

#3235751 Hardy Case Dismissed

Posted by Happy Panther on 09 February 2015 - 01:05 PM


She is available to you when you get off work.


She is domestic and runs your house when you're away.


She has a hot meal ready for you when you arrive home.


She is willing to stay home and rear your kids should you have any.



1955 called

#3234412 Jobs report even better than it was thought at the end of last year

Posted by Happy Panther on 08 February 2015 - 09:48 AM

Gallup CEO says numbers are a facade

He did.




There's no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.



He is also a moron.


He and many people take the stance that the government is trying to trick us by producing inaccurate data.


Problem is the formula hasn't changed for decades and the formula for calculating it can be easily found with a quick google.


His big beef is that the formula excludes discouraged workers and such. Unfortunately the graphs look the same whether you include such or not.





#3224957 Buying PSLs, looking for some help

Posted by Happy Panther on 31 January 2015 - 03:42 PM

Whoopty fugin doo. If sitting in the same seat year after year is worth thousands of dollars you are an idiot.

My utility of money is obviously different from yours. Not sure why you would care how I spend it.

#3223414 Anyone trade options?

Posted by Happy Panther on 29 January 2015 - 02:14 PM

I got approval recently to trade options, I can do anything but naked writing.


Over the past couple of months, I've been educating myself.  It seems like you can make a good return as long as you know what you're doing and don't get too greedy.


Anybody have any tips?


My only advice is not to think of options as a way to generate return in and of itself but rather a way to tweak your positions to hedge and/or massage risk. Have a very specific goal in mind. I think too many people look at the potential big payday for small investment and piss their money.


If you don't have a specific goal stick with equities.


Sounds like you are doing your research.


My buddy loves covered calls and I have sold calls on occasion for a very specific reason. But I tried to explain to him that a covered call limits the upside. Who cares he says, if the strike price is reached I will get 12%. Great...but if you look back at your portfolio it is the occasional 30%+ swing in a stock that drives your overall return. If you remove those shock gains you lose profit over time even though it feels like you are making money. 


Anyway there is a textbook by Bodie Kane and Marcus that has some great chapters on options and what all the Delta Vega, Gamma risk crap is if you haven't already learned past that. 

#3222698 Lafell takes high road in interview about his parting ways with the Panthers

Posted by Happy Panther on 28 January 2015 - 04:51 PM

Lafell sucked here because Lafail.


He is doing well in NE because of Brady.


What are you guys trying to say about Cam?

#3221801 Advice-Buying Hardwood or Laminate Flooring

Posted by Happy Panther on 27 January 2015 - 05:37 PM

Vote for real hardwood here

#3221282 It's gone snow.

Posted by Happy Panther on 27 January 2015 - 10:36 AM



Blizzard of 2015 hits OBX

#3220464 Spent the weekend with this lady

Posted by Happy Panther on 26 January 2015 - 12:05 PM


#3219847 Gordon fails another drug test

Posted by Happy Panther on 25 January 2015 - 06:11 PM

There was another player who recently got busted for having a few beers on vacation. Yep...once you are on the list, testing positive for a beer means another strike.


Which is asinine because you can't legislate morality. Lots of people in this world are gonna have a beer or possibly 12 even if it means losing your job. It's just human nature. Suspending the guy for another 12 months accomplishes nothing.



#3219153 Jon Beason as backup LB?

Posted by Happy Panther on 24 January 2015 - 04:03 PM

Meh. We'll get our next backup linebacker in round 6 next year.

#3219149 5 Rule Changes For The Pro Bowl

Posted by Happy Panther on 24 January 2015 - 03:59 PM

3. More timeouts: We probably don't need a game with more timeouts, but we're getting it anyway. For the Pro Bowl, each team will be given two timeouts per quarter, so they'll have a total of eight timeouts for the entire game at their disposal. During regular season games, teams are given three timeouts per half.
Teams in the Pro Bowl will also have have carry-over timeouts. If a timeout isn't used in the first or third quarter, it can carry-over to the second or fourth quarter. Only one timeout can carry-over per quarter, so the most timeouts a team could have in the second or fourth quarter is three.


Oh hey...more commercials.


#3219143 5 Rule Changes For The Pro Bowl

Posted by Happy Panther on 24 January 2015 - 03:55 PM

4. More two-minute warnings and alternating possessions: If you love the two-minute warning, then you're going to love this rule: During the Pro Bowl, there will be a two-minute warning in every quarter.
The NFL's hope is that this means the teams will use a two-minute offense at the end of the quarter. The reason the team with the ball will want to use a two-minute offense is because they won't be getting the ball back in the next quarter. The ball will change possession at the end of each quarter, so if Team Irvin has the ball at the 40-yard line when the clock hits zero at the end of the first quarter, they'll lose possession and Team Carter will start the second quarter with the ball at their own 25-yard line.



Bull feces. It's another commercial. The two minute warning is useless.

#3218821 Would you take Peyton Manning as a first year OC?

Posted by Happy Panther on 24 January 2015 - 08:27 AM

As to the question I am guessing he would be like that math teacher in college who was brilliant but couldn't dumb it down enough for anyone but the smartest students.