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by Mountaineer
Wed May 05, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 71
Views: 1601

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

I Shrugged wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 11:28 am
those funds might be better inside of a tax advantaged account.
Agree. That’s what I was thinking too. Cash in Bank savings, CDs, or money market in taxable. RMD then flowing to cash.
by Mountaineer
Wed May 05, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 71
Views: 1601

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

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Actually, since I'm well into the drawdown phase, a portfolio of about 10% cash and 90% VTINX would seem to meet my needs and comfort level.
by Mountaineer
Mon May 03, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15208

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

FYI in case you have not seen the study: Consider a Well-Mixed Room The prestigious boys at M.I.T. have done the honest man a favor by publishing the results of a new study which emphatically clears the air about COVID / SARS-2 status and prevention as an aerosol-style virus. Let's begin with some o...
by Mountaineer
Sun May 02, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289321

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

From another forum I sometimes read: It has just been revealed that the AFT (American Federation of Teachers) actively lobbied the CDC to slow down the opening of schools. We would like to think that the CDC is not politically influenced, but this appears to give some pause to that claim. Many...wer...
by Mountaineer
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289321

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

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by Mountaineer
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289321

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Just saw this on another forum: New York City opens fully (100%) on July 1!! We just received that announcement this morning. Wow! Fully capacity, this states, for restaurants, sports events, and Broadway, among all the others. And fully open schools in the fall. This is the result of dropping indic...
by Mountaineer
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke Corporations
Replies: 17
Views: 743

Re: Woke Corporations

the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony tanked to unimaginable lows. The 2021 Oscars fell more than 50% year-over-year in overnight ratings. Here’s a look at the past three years: 2021: 8.9/19 2020: 18.1/33 2019: 21.6/36 Last week, an Oscars producer who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the New Yo...
by Mountaineer
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: You can't take it with you...
Replies: 18
Views: 623

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

Love this thread! I had a similar conversation with a friend of mine the other day. She has always been extremely frugal, but she's been starting to treat herself to things she wants - and she can certainly afford it, so why not. Maybe it has to do with getting older, or maybe it's the effect of a ...
by Mountaineer
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4667

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Has this turned into ein Katzenkrieg? What say you, Kriegsspiel? ;D
by Mountaineer
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 138
Views: 4302

Re: Optimal Diet

Yellowest teeth I’ve ever seen were on a guy from west Texas; I worked with him in the late 60s, early 70s when we lived in the Houston area. He said it was the result of a lot of fluoride in the water when he was growing up. He also said he had never had a cavity. He was 45 or 50 when I knew him.
by Mountaineer
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4667

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I'm reminded of a boss I had that said "the best way to get out of trouble is to stay out of trouble". But of course that requires one to take responsibility for their actions .... an increasing lost art, especially in a culture that celebrates victimhood. :(
by Mountaineer
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vitamin D3 Cold Remedy
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Vitamin D3 Cold Remedy

Question is....does getting a lot of sun offer the same benefits? I assume that in addition to how much sun exposure one gets via how bright the sun is, time of day it must also matter how much skin is exposed? Hey Vinny, you can get the benefit of shin cancer at the same time! Mountaineer. aka “Fa...
by Mountaineer
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vitamin D3 Cold Remedy
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Vitamin D3 Cold Remedy

Question is....does getting a lot of sun offer the same benefits? I assume that in addition to how much sun exposure one gets via how bright the sun is, time of day it must also matter how much skin is exposed? Hey Vinny, you can get the benefit of shin cancer at the same time! Mountaineer. aka “Fa...
by Mountaineer
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Where is Dualstow?
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Where is Dualstow?

Don wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:31 pm
Seriously, Dualstow is a great guy and his absence has me kind of worried. Praying that you're okay, my friend.
Ditto!
by Mountaineer
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289321

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Cortopassi wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:31 am
Moderna, yes.

100% better now, so at least it was quick, thanks.
Glad you are better, Corto! 8)
by Mountaineer
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mlb partisanship
Replies: 37
Views: 1300

Re: Mlb partisanship

Related question is what are the range of times you have had to spend in the voting process? That is, from when you get out of your car to when you get back into your car during the voting process. Me? It's generally been between 5 and 10 minutes. I could not imagine spending an hour or hours waiti...
by Mountaineer
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mlb partisanship
Replies: 37
Views: 1300

Re: Mlb partisanship

Majority of the time you have voted you do or do not have to show an ID to vote. Yes, every time that I can remember, in three different states, I had to state my name and address, they looked it up in their records to verify, then I had to show ID - my driver's license - before going into the voti...
by Mountaineer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: , "Why I got the damn shot and got on with my life".
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: , "Why I got the damn shot and got on with my life".

I'm responding to the title of this thread. Why? Mainly because of: "Love your neighbor as yourself" is a favorite Bible verse about love. It is the anecdote to correcting all negative behaviors toward others. I try to love myself and want to stay around as long as I can. I try to love my neighbors,...
by Mountaineer
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15208

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

My second shot report.... <snip> When I got home I engaged in about six hours of moving heavy dirt (using a rake) in my garden in preparing the soil. Did not feel any effects from the shot. It was only, about an hour ago, when I was in the kitchen and lifted up my left are did I feel something in t...
by Mountaineer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15208

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

doodle wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:46 am
I wasn't aware there was a lyme vaccine...will have to look into that. I wonder if it exists for dogs as well
I believe it was discontinued. I had the three recommended doses during the period of 1999 - 2002.

https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev/vaccine.html
by Mountaineer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15208

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

I've had vaccinations for the following, and I'm still alive and healthy without noticeable issues related to the vaccine: Smallpox Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C TDAP - tetanus and diphtheria toxoids with acellular pertussis Typhoid Fever Meningitis (Meningococcal) Japanese Encephalitis Polio,...
by Mountaineer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4315
Views: 714339

Re: Figuring Out Religion

I could have posted this in one of the Covid-19 threads, but I thought it was a better fit for this one. One stance has an extremely negative eternal consequence, the other a potentially mild to extremely negative temporal consequence. So, a vaccine to confer immortality is offered. People who want ...
by Mountaineer
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Wanna Discuss Something
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Wanna Discuss Something

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Excellent, just excellent! What if the answer comes back alligators? ;D ;D ;D

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by Mountaineer
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hello old friends
Replies: 17
Views: 773

Re: Hello old friends

Sorry to start a new thread, but I didn't want to pollute a decent existing thread. Just wanted to say hello to all the old (in seniority terms, not age) friends and new folks on the forum. I semi-retired a few years back, and decided to depart from most all my online forum activities. It's been a ...
by Mountaineer
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289321

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

https://catalyst.independent.org/2021/03/24/americans-misinformed-about-covid-hospitalization/ 35% of Americans think if you test positive for Covid you are hospitalized half the time. Incredible. Considering Biden got 45% of the real votes that is not a surprise. Still can't get over that, huh? Th...