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by flyingpylon
Thu May 06, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 71
Views: 1566

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

Buy a less expensive house. Different size, different area, different features, etc.

Start a side business related to something you enjoy.

But I hear ya, it’s a frustrating situation.
by flyingpylon
Wed May 05, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289230

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

This August, though, back at it normally for senior year! That's good. But hopefully they won't have to wear masks and maintain 6-foot separation, because if so, I wouldn't call that a "normal" high school experience. Better than remote classes or a basement pod, but definitely not normal. Great ne...
by flyingpylon
Wed May 05, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Have you guys never seen "Twelve Angry Men"? One juror could make a difference. And they don't have to be "biased" to do so, they just have to have a different perspective. This line from the lawyer in Vinny's post above seems awfully presumptuous: "So in this case, even if it was a mistake to allow...
by flyingpylon
Wed May 05, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289230

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

One of the more fascinating aspects of this last year is that there are 2 distinct groups of Americans who are living in 2 completely different manners, but yet each one tends to believe most people are living like they are. For example: over the past year my wife and I have been living pretty norm...
by flyingpylon
Tue May 04, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289230

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown

"Progressive communities have been home to some of the fiercest battles over COVID-19 policies, and some liberal policy makers have left scientific evidence behind."
by flyingpylon
Tue May 04, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15181

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Do you guys really give a shit either way, or are you just having fun arguing? We're at the point where anyone who wants to get vaccinated can, and anyone who doesn't has had the time and information to make their choice. Whichever side of the fence you're on, it would seem that both sides should a...
by flyingpylon
Sun May 02, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Arizona Election Audit

None of this can have any legal effect. It is purely political and/or PR oriented. There is no mechanism for Arizona or any state to amend or withdraw its electoral votes, and I don't believe the Constitution allows for un-inaugurating a President due to vote recounts after the fact. When laws are ...
by flyingpylon
Sun May 02, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289230

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

So my kid's school is closing down sixth grade to online only for the next two weeks. This is because four sixth grade teachers are all down with Covid, and a handful of students have gotten it too. It didn't take long for the parents to realize that teachers were in the high priority group in our ...
by flyingpylon
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

vnatale wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:35 pm
According this article the only people who have spoken about the trial were an alternate juror.
One of the actual jurors also spoke about it.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_break ... 94357.html
by flyingpylon
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why isn't gold moving?
Replies: 34
Views: 1738

Re: Why isn't gold moving?

The inflation is flowing into commodities we need (like oil, lumber & copper), assets the government supports (sovereign, corporate, & residential debt), & rapidly growing technology that is reshaping our world (FAANG, #Bitcoin). Gold & silver don't check any of these boxes. - Michael Saylor https:...
by flyingpylon
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Of those 1,100 people killed the police were only found guilty of killing 11. That gives them a 99% non-guilty rate. Does that seem reasonable? I'm not saying yes or no myself here, except that it strikes me as a high rate. The police have strong unions with well-paid shyster lawyers and are able t...
by flyingpylon
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why isn't gold moving?
Replies: 34
Views: 1738

Re: Why isn't gold moving?

I'm seeing an increasing amount of stories (or videos) saying that although we're seeing price increases in some areas, we are not actually seeing inflation. Instead, we are on the verge of deflation. Of course I realize that for every one of those I click on, The Algorithm shows me four more. I don...
by flyingpylon
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Personally, I am convinced that blacks get profiled and looked upon with suspicion more than whites in a similar situation. I wasn't debating the statistics, simply pointing out the propensity of some people to grossly under or over estimate them (and that can go both ways depending on the topic). ...
by flyingpylon
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

But I am either brainwashed by that darn left wing media , or there is a significantly higher chance cops would mess with me if I were black vs. white, whether I lived in the ghetto or a rich suburb. If that in itself is still debatable on this forum, we are probably too far apart to meet anywhere ...
by flyingpylon
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 1077
Views: 245932

Re: YouTube Junkie

I've been enjoying the Uneducated Economist lately.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkB8eF ... m1BeCZgQ9A
by flyingpylon
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289230

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Since I posted about last year's Indy 500 in this thread, here's an update. The 2021 race will be run as scheduled May 30th with fan attendance at approximately 40% or 135,000. It will be the highest-attended sporting event in the US since the onset of COVID-19. There will be temperature checks at t...
by flyingpylon
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

pugchief wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:01 pm

He already deleted the tweet. If you can paraphrase, that would help
Had a photo of the cop with the caption “YOU’RE NEXT (hourglass emoji) #ACCOUNTABILITY”

Still comes up for me but maybe it’s cached or something.
by flyingpylon
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

In the aftermath of the verdict I'm getting the impression that a lot of people on the left, both politicians and the MSM, are actually disappointed. So go figure. They immediately released more reasons to riot right after. There will be riots. An excuse will emerge. The excuse is immaterial. https...
by flyingpylon
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Our local school district sent the following email 10 minutes after the Chauvin verdict was announced. Does this seem appropriate? Support for Families Reacting to Chauvin Verdict Dear XXXXXX School Community, We hope the outcome of the Derek Chauvin trial will begin to bring healing to our communit...
by flyingpylon
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 70
Views: 3120

Re: Inflation

It seems like a perfect storm. Supply lag in new home construction after the 08 bust Interest rates below the free or real market forces rates->People want to buy houses Wild money creation and stock market record highs->people feel rich Lockdowns->Working from home->People want to move Bingo, OSB ...
by flyingpylon
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: You can't take it with you...
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: You can't take it with you...

Thanks for the responses. It's interesting to read different takes on the issue. For me the question is not so much "when do I stop working" it's more "what lifestyle should I live once I stop working". I have enough family obligations (college, health insurance, etc.) to keep me working for another...
by flyingpylon
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: You can't take it with you...
Replies: 18
Views: 623

You can't take it with you...

I'm curious to know what people's thoughts are regarding the spend-down of assets as they age. I've been attempting to model my finances in retirement and the projected final value of my assets might be higher than it needs to be. It's hard to change the "save save save" mindset and be okay with spe...
by flyingpylon
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Need a realtor to sell a home in this market?
Replies: 43
Views: 981

Re: Need a realtor to sell a home in this market?

There's some conspiracy theorists who believe this is part of "The Great Reset" where housing becomes unaffordable which allows the government to institute UBI and digital currency that depreciates if unspent. Then there are others who run the numbers and realize what the hedge funds have figured o...
by flyingpylon
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Climate Change!
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Climate Change!

We Are Living in a Climate Emergency, and We’re Going to Say So

https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... to-say-so/
by flyingpylon
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Climate Change!
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Climate Change!

I've heard the new term is "climate emergency".