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      Good afternoon Redskins nation!  I’m in beautiful Landover, MD with Spaceman Spiff who has been pulled away from Instagram models and tailgating and sent down to the field to do what he does best (roll around in the mud).
       
      Let’s get down to business...  Can we block them?  There are other story lines entering into this game but worrying about them feels largely academic.  The Texans have two terrifying pass rushers and the Redskins intend to block them with optimism and underdog stories.  Alex Smith isn’t a statue but he does take time in making decisions and getting the ball out.  This combination looks disastrous.  The sort of thing that has us all after the game consoling each other with things like “well, it was just a bad matchup" and “we caught them at the worst possible time.” 
       
      Or... we could walk away wondering just how the heck this team managed to pull off another improbable win.  Last week the gave up something like twelve thousand yards of offense to the Bucs, I’ll have to check those numbers to be sure, but only three points.  That’s not supposed to happen.  Maybe we can enjoy an outrageously unlikely result again.  Not probably, not likely, but you know... maybe.  I’m saying there’s a chance.   
       
      I’m here for that chance.  (and you know... the free food and climate controlled free seats) 

      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins are running their bend and break defense, and I’m not sure a little over three quarters is enough time for the Redskins offense to close a 10-point gap.  I’m having flash backs of week nine, but having human emotions is considered “disruptive behavior.”  I'm fine.  Everything is fine. 
       
      That Quinn celebration, whatever that was, was the highlight of the 1st quarter. 
       
      2nd Quarter Update
      Is there a better way to start a quarter than by scoring a touchdown?  There is, if you follow that TD drive with a forced turnover on defense.  Things are looking good! 

      So much for that.  A great start was quickly ended up canceled out by the Redskins offense.  With a chance to take a lead Alex Smith throws a pick six in the red zone and takes the air out of the stadium.  He followed that up by throwing another interception on the very next drive.  Alex Smith almost made me forget about Vernon Davis dropping that pass.  Almost. 
       
      Texans missed a field goal attempt and the lead remains frozen at 10. 
       
      This quarter feels like a giant blown opportunity.  
       
      Halftime Update. 
      I should have stopped at one hotdog.  I deserve this.
       
      3rd Quarter Update
      You know the feeling where you say and think all these bad things about a player and then he breaks his leg and you immediately feel bad about it?  I live there now.
       
      Colt McCoy has freed me from that place of sadness! 
       
      As much as I love this defense, they have to start forcing teams to punt at some point.  Is there a stat for defense tha thas forced the fewest punts?  We have to be near the top of that list.  Texans have punted just once today.  Holding them to three was good, though.   
       
      The lead is down to six and Colt McCoy has arrived to save us.  (Please let that be true.) 
       
      Personal Note:  Someone just stomped, loudly, out of the press area like a while muttering at his phone.  Laughter and comparisons to toddlers followed him.  The media's laugh is an evil laugh!  Good times. 
       
      4th Quarter Update
      Colt has brought us back.  Welcome to the first lead change of the season, Redskins fans.  You like that?!  (Yeesh, was that always so lame?)  I guess you could say Adrian Peterson contributed by actually scoring the touchdown.  I bet Colt told him to score though, so you have to factor leadership into things.
       
      Once again, the defense cannot force a punt, hard to feel great about holding a team to a field goal when that field goal gives them the lead in the 4th quarter 
       
      Remember that whole "can we block them" thing?  The answer was absolutely not on the Redskins 2nd drive of the 4th quarter.  Watt and Clowney each sacked our man Colt, and ended that drive before it really had a chance to begin. 
       
      Horrible, no good, very bad holding called on Norman gifting Houston a first down at the worst possible time for it.
       
      Colt chooses to throw deep at an inopportune moment resulting in a 60+ yard attempt for an injured kicker.  Heartbreaking end to a game that cost this team entirely too much (via injury) yet still seemed to be within reach several times. 
       
      I'm off to the post game press conference and locker room, check back later for updates.
       
      Final Thoughts
      I’ve always found it preferable to watch my favorite team simply get destroyed, than to feel that they were the better team and still managed to lose.  The Redskins gave this game away with mistakes in the 2nd quarter.  Fred Davis makes a routine catch and Alex Smith doesn’t throw a pick six, and the scoreboard shows at least 7 fewer points for the Texans.  Even if the Redskins had settled for field goals, that’s a 13 point swing in 2 point game.   
       
      Losing the game wasn’t even the worst part.  Losing Alex Smith, for at least the remainder of the season, is likely enough to push the Redskins past the point where they can continue toughing their way through key injuries. 
       
      We'll all feel better after a win against the Cowboys next week. 
       
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17 hours ago, Springfield said:

Getting greedy is how you lose

The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed -- for lack of a better word -- is good.

Greed is right.

Greed works.

Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.

Greed, in all of its forms -- greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge -- has marked the upward surge of mankind.

 

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Everyone has their own numbers and tolerance level - But I figure in 5 years there are 1 of 3 things I will be saying

 

1 - "I invested XXX in bitcoin - Held on way to long and it was fun for a bit -But I lost it all - Oh well"

 2 - "I invested XXX in bitcoin - Got out after making $$$ but it has since gone up 50000%!! DAMN IT!"

3 - I invested XXX in bitcoin - Stayed in it for years - come see my ocean front beach house.....

 

The only one I dont want to say is #2.....

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13 minutes ago, TMK9973 said:

Everyone has their own numbers and tolerance level - But I figure in 5 years there are 1 of 3 things I will be saying

 

1 - "I invested XXX in bitcoin - Held on way to long and it was fun for a bit -But I lost it all - Oh well"

 2 - "I invested XXX in bitcoin - Got out after making $$$ but it has since gone up 50000%!! DAMN IT!"

3 - I invested XXX in bitcoin - Stayed in it for years - come see my ocean front beach house.....

 

The only one I dont want to say is #2.....

 

So you are still holding?

The only one I don't want to say is #1

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i happily walk away from investments i made money in, even if i left some on the table.

 

it's worked well for me so far.

 

my problem with BTC is I don't know how the hell to value it.

 

there's obviously a lot of "oh what the hell, let me toss in a thousand and see what happens" stuff pumping up the price. 

there's other issues as well.

 

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im holding..But im ok with #1....

Here is my logic -that im TRYING to hold on to.

i was told in March a plan for investing in crypto - "Take 10% of your total investment money (Not 401k or IRA - but money that i used after taxes to invest) and buy Cypto currency.  Then let it sit there for 3 years.

in 3 years - you will either look back and say "I lost 10% of my total investment 3 years ago" which most people can accept...Or in 3 years I will be "HOLY CRAP I made money!!"

 

Exception - If somehow bitcoin hits 1m in 3 years -Im out no matter what!! LOL

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2 minutes ago, DCSaints_fan said:

Trying to get in on this but Chase apparently doesn't recognize my itBit account :mellow:   Coinbase wasn't working at least from my iPad

 

I'd be very careful about buying BTC right now. You are jumping into an ocean with whales about to enter the market

 

No Excuses, are you referring to NEO? Which exchange are you going to use to purchase coins?

 

TMK, how many BTC are you HODLING?

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5 minutes ago, Skinz4Life12 said:

 

I'd be very careful about buying BTC right now. You are jumping into an ocean with whales about to enter the market

 

No Excuses, are you referring to NEO? Which exchange are you going to use to purchase coins?

 

TMK, how many BTC are you HODLING?

 

Yeah Antshares is called NEO now. You can purchase on Bittrex using either Bitcoin or Ethereum. 

 

I am using some of my Ethereum to purchase NEO. NEO is cheap enough right now that if it explodes in China with government backing you will make out INCREDIBLY well.

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2 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

 

Yeah Antshares is called NEO now. You can purchase on Bittrex using either Bitcoin or Ethereum. 

 

I am using some of my Ethereum to purchase NEO. NEO is cheap enough right now that if it explodes in China with government backing you will make out INCREDIBLY well.

 

Can I buy with USD on bittrex? I sold all my btc so would I have to buy some ether on coinbase, transfer it to bittrex and then buy NEO there?

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6 minutes ago, Skinz4Life12 said:

 

I'd be very careful about buying BTC right now. You are jumping into an ocean with whales about to enter the market

 

No Excuses, are you referring to NEO? Which exchange are you going to use to purchase coins?

 

TMK, how many BTC are you HODLING?

 

I prefer not to answer..I will say im dealing with whole coins..but not enough whole coins to sell and live off!! lol

 

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6 minutes ago, TMK9973 said:

 

I prefer not to answer..I will say im dealing with whole coins..but not enough whole coins to sell and live off!! lol

 

 

Is that the end game for you/exit strategy? Hold until you can dump and retire? How do you plan to go about dealing with the weekly limits that are in place? If you are dealing with whole coins then you are surely effected by the sell limits. My coworker is trying to cash out and he's having to transfer coins to his family members to sell for him to try and bypass the limits

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6 minutes ago, Riggo-toni said:

How does one buy NEO? A couple coins for $70 seems like a reasonable gamble.

that's what i was digging around for.  trying to catch up a little on it as well.  Seems like a good price now at ~$9.

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2 hours ago, Skinz4Life12 said:

 

Is that the end game for you/exit strategy? Hold until you can dump and retire? How do you plan to go about dealing with the weekly limits that are in place? If you are dealing with whole coins then you are surely effected by the sell limits. My coworker is trying to cash out and he's having to transfer coins to his family members to sell for him to try and bypass the limits

 

I dont have a exit strategy.  Great question however!  I mean -When you invest in stocks what is your exit strategy?  You keep it until you find a reason to buy or you want to liquidate for other reasons.  

 

The sell limits are what they are . They are weekly limits.  I hope I get to the point where It would take me up to a year to sell things off!!  I'll be clear - for me (and ONLY for me) my investment funds in this are my "Fun - Lets take a chance" investments. I have my 401k, my IRA, my 529, my company stock plans, etc...those are my long term investment / retirement plan.

This is the part of the "Go play and see what you can do".

 

BTW -My history is ALWAYS selling to soon.  I bought my first house at 169k.  Sold it at the start of the boom at 229k less then 3 years later. When i was done thinking i did well i saw it sell for 450k 2 years later!! (It did drop since -But never below 300....).

 

My first stock purchase ever was to take a $5000 bonus check i got in 98 or 99 (Don't remember) and got 1000 shares of netflix. I sold it a few years later at 25 thinking i rocked that stock!! Then cried when it hit 250.....

Bitcoin is my line in the sand....I am 100% convinced I will hold this too long..but F it..Lets play!! :)

 

 

 

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I dont remember the posters name - but who was they guy that kept posting for years about how the stock market was on the verge of a crash like we have never seen??  He posted the first post right before the stock market took off and as it kept reaching new highs for a while he kept posting how much the crash would hurt.

 

We need him to come back and post in here that Bitcoin is about to crash!!  :)  (Make no mistake -I am sure one day it will crash. The question is what will it look like when it does and how high will it go first).

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2 hours ago, Riggo-toni said:

How does one buy NEO? A couple coins for $70 seems like a reasonable gamble.

 

You have to go through an exchange called Bittrex and purchase using either BTC or Ethereum. I am meeting a friend of mine this weekend who knows how. 

 

I can post a guide once he’s walked me through it.

3 hours ago, Skinz4Life12 said:

 

Can I buy with USD on bittrex? I sold all my btc so would I have to buy some ether on coinbase, transfer it to bittrex and then buy NEO there?

 

Not fully sure. I’ll post more this weekend once I figure it out with the help of a friend who has done this.

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10 minutes ago, TMK9973 said:

I dont remember the posters name - but who was they guy that kept posting for years about how the stock market was on the verge of a crash like we have never seen??  He posted the first post right before the stock market took off and as it kept reaching new highs for a while he kept posting how much the crash would hurt.

 

We need him to come back and post in here that Bitcoin is about to crash!!  :)  (Make no mistake -I am sure one day it will crash. The question is what will it look like when it does and how high will it go first).

 

McD5

 

If he got in on this action, I'd imagine he is preparing plans for a large, golden Ladell Betts statue

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48 minutes ago, TMK9973 said:

I dont remember the posters name - but who was they guy that kept posting for years about how the stock market was on the verge of a crash like we have never seen??  He posted the first post right before the stock market took off and as it kept reaching new highs for a while he kept posting how much the crash would hurt.

The obvious difference is back then we had a bunch gold standard and hyper-inflation idiots going on and on about their ideas which had little to no backing in reality. Their hysteria was realized by anyone paying attention that didn't have a certain political affiliation that's opinions were supported by the unsupported hysteria.

 

And now we have economists saying they don't understand the future, a history of bitcoin crashes, a ton of people openly admitting "I have no idea what any of this is about but look at this chart I gotta get in this game" , and even bitcoin experts saying this is looking to be shaky.

 

Even if bitcoin never has a significant drop again and everyone gets rich off it (as in actually cashes out and is rich) the two situations wouldn't be alike .

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4 hours ago, Skinz4Life12 said:

 

I'd be very careful about buying BTC right now. You are jumping into an ocean with whales about to enter the market

 

 

If you're talking about big institutions,  I expect those whales are going to prop up the value, not diminish it. Although perhaps thats what everyone else is expecting too, and thats already been factored into the current boom ...  I'm also looking at this this long term (years), so I'm going to expect dips.

 

In any case, I'm prepared to lose my entire investment.   Speaking of which damn you, Chase ...   I'm assuming there's no reputable bitcoin exchange that takes CC ? :)

 

Addendum: Well apparently Coinbase does allow CC, although Chase blocked my first transaction as potentially fradulent ... 

 

Will have to get the wire details worked out so I can move the larger amounts I wanted, the weekly CC limit is pretty low ($400)

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7 minutes ago, DCSaints_fan said:

 

If you're talking about big institutions,  I expect those whales are going to prop up the value, not diminish it. Although perhaps thats what everyone else is expecting too, and thats already been factored into the current boom ...  I'm also looking at this this long term (years), so I'm going to expect dips.

 

In any case, I'm prepared to lose my entire investment.   Speaking of which damn you, Chase ...   I'm assuming there's no reputable bitcoin exchange that takes CC ? :)

 

Yes I'm talking about big institutions. I think they are going to manipulate the price (which is what is currently happening) to an artificially high level and then crush it. Rinse and repeat.

 

I thought I would be in bitcoin for years too when I first bought 21 days ago lol...you really do have to be mentally prepared to lose everything going into this thing..I only put a couple grand in when it was 7k but I knew damn well I'd rather make 1.6k than nothing so I sold yesterday right when this latest frenzy started popping off

 

and coinbase takes credit cards I believe. the buying limit is just lower

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2 minutes ago, Skinz4Life12 said:

 

Yes I'm talking about big institutions. I think they are going to manipulate the price (which is what is currently happening) to an artificially high level and then crush it. Rinse and repeat.

 

I thought I would be in bitcoin for years too when I first bought 21 days ago lol...you really do have to be mentally prepared to lose everything going into this thing..I only put a couple grand in when it was 7k but I knew damn well I'd rather make 1.6k than nothing so I sold yesterday right when this latest frenzy started popping off

 

and coinbase takes credit cards I believe. the buying limit is just lower

 

How do you think big boys are going to manipulate the price to invoke a crash?

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5 hours ago, DCSaints_fan said:

Trying to get in on this but Chase apparently doesn't recognize my itBit account :mellow:   Coinbase wasn't working at least from my iPad

Coinbase works for my iPhone 

Coinbase has a 750 weekly credit card limit. 

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24 minutes ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

Coinbase works for my iPhone 

 

Yeah I think the site may have been busy or something ... I'm in now but only for CC max, I had planned to go higher than that.  

 

Wow apparently my larger transaction from my Chase account is already approved (though apparently can't spend it for another 2-3 days), still  Coinbase >>> itBit

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