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by Xan
Fri May 14, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election
Replies: 32
Views: 684

Re: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election

You guys are considering an "Ocean's Eleven" type of scenario of sophisticated hackers possibly swinging the election. But when you have universal mail-in voting with no voter ID requirement, the ability to kick poll watchers out of polling places without any consequences, and the ability to stretc...
by Xan
Fri May 14, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 299455

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Mark Leavy wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 2:21 pm
Tortoise wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 1:51 pm
No honor system is needed, is because everyone who chose not to get vaxxed has been killed off by the deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus. Nature sorted it out for us.
It turned me into a newt.
A newt?
by Xan
Fri May 14, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election
Replies: 32
Views: 684

Re: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election

So a nefarious entity can disrupt computer systems operations at a major private oil pipeline, and a disruption to public voting computer systems is inconceivable? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. We have 50 different states each with 50 unique voting proce...
by Xan
Fri May 14, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 796
Views: 19252

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

If you want to get injected or wear a mask for the rest of your life so be it, but don't demand that others do it. Nowhere did I say you should be forced to do it. I just think you're being very stupid if you don't. Especially since the anti-vaxxers (for purposes of SARS-CoV2) here have no coherent...
by Xan
Fri May 14, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 796
Views: 19252

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

Interestingly, Seven members of the NY Yankees staff tested positive for COVID this week, and ALL SEVEN were fully vaccinated. This "fact" raises way more questions than it answers. First: were any of these 7 symptomatic? Because then this is a diagnosis based on a test result. Prior to COVID there...
by Xan
Fri May 14, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election
Replies: 32
Views: 684

Re: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election

So a nefarious entity can disrupt computer systems operations at a major private oil pipeline, and a disruption to public voting computer systems is inconceivable? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. We have 50 different states each with 50 unique voting proce...
by Xan
Fri May 14, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 796
Views: 19252

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

If you want to get injected or wear a mask for the rest of your life so be it, but don't demand that others do it. Nowhere did I say you should be forced to do it. I just think you're being very stupid if you don't. Especially since the anti-vaxxers (for purposes of SARS-CoV2) here have no coherent...
by Xan
Thu May 13, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 796
Views: 19252

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

Murphy, does this mean that you are suffering from Stockholm syndrome? Just days ago you held up our performance in WWII as an example of the government doing something well. Or, how the government can simultaneously be incapable of carrying out even the simplest tasks that the private sector can al...
by Xan
Thu May 13, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 299455

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I agree with you that there will certainly be a resurgence in the fall/winter. The question is during the next 5 months, will society and the media have moved on enough not to care? By that time will testing of healthy people be a thing of the past so that the only Covid cases are people actually i...
by Xan
Thu May 13, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Rebalancing into more LTT
Replies: 95
Views: 1854

Re: Rebalancing into more LTT

Interest rates could also offer rebalancing opportunities while bouncing between 0 and 3%, we really don't know. I’ve done tons of simulations involving volatility harvesting via rebalancing. It always adds less than 1% to the CAGR. The asset expected return always dominates. That said, I still hol...
by Xan
Thu May 13, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 796
Views: 19252

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

Murphy, SomeDude, I largely agree with you guys on just about everything, I think. But you are so extreme on this one issue that it drives me want to take up the opposite side. What about World War II? There was the first peacetime draft registration, mobilization of the economy meant just about com...
by Xan
Thu May 13, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 299455

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

https://www.today.com/food/mcdonald-s-encouraging-customers-get-vaccinated-t218032 I just don't understand the thinking behind this. Does anybody take health advice from (of all organizations) McDonald's? Does anybody think that people SHOULD get health advice from McDonald's? Further, does anybody...
by Xan
Wed May 12, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 299455

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Excellent but long article: Origin of Covid - Following the Clues "Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?" This is a really informative article, and makes extremely persuasive arguments that virologists are doing the world a disservice, regardless of the particular origin of SARS-CoV2.
by Xan
Tue May 11, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Cortopassi counter culture
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Cortopassi counter culture

An odd conflation of racial diversity with diversity of opinion there, Corto. Just curious....how does it look if you instead classify each party by its political diversity rather than its racial diversity? What if we used DW-NOMINATE scores instead of race? Here's an attempt at something like that...
by Xan
Tue May 11, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Cortopassi counter culture
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Cortopassi counter culture

An odd conflation of racial diversity with diversity of opinion there, Corto. You don't think a rep from a large city with urban issues (say black or hispanic) may have differing views than one from a white suburban area? Certainly, a rep out of a large city may have differing views from a rep out ...
by Xan
Tue May 11, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 299455

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The supermarket has their sign up again, so I'm back to complying. this is probably not a surprise to anyone on this thread, but I studiously ignore those signs and announcements. Including whem I've had to go to the Post office Texas has been completely open for a while now. Absolutely no capacity...
by Xan
Tue May 11, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Cortopassi counter culture
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Cortopassi counter culture

An odd conflation of racial diversity with diversity of opinion there, Corto.
by Xan
Tue May 11, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 796
Views: 19252

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

I moved the discussion about the potential for future lockdowns to the Coronavirus General Discussion thread. This thread is about the vaccines specifically. Murphy, would you just admit that you don't like the vaccines largely because you're being told that you should. You have no intention of an h...
by Xan
Tue May 11, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 796
Views: 19252

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

Well, we'll find out if it's a great breakthrough... Or if it is the THALIDOMIDE of the 2020s Murphy, you're switching between contradictory positions with blinding speed. Is your concern: a) that the vaccines, like Thalidomide, are addressing an actual, real health problem, but may have some unfor...
by Xan
Tue May 11, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 796
Views: 19252

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

Well, we'll find out if it's a great breakthrough... Or if it is the THALIDOMIDE of the 2020s Murphy, you're switching between contradictory positions with blinding speed. Is your concern: a) that the vaccines, like Thalidomide, are addressing an actual, real health problem, but may have some unfor...
by Xan
Tue May 11, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 796
Views: 19252

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

More for enthusiasts of the regime... https://nypost.com/2020/06/02/couples-should-wear-face-masks-during-sex-new-study-insists/ How is it not obvious that the regime is trolling you? Okay, Murphy, I'm questioning the motives of the "regime" as you wanted. Would you tell me what the motive of the "...
by Xan
Tue May 11, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 796
Views: 19252

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

I think I know how you're achieving this "don't know anybody" thing. You've tried it here multiple times: you ask whether anybody's sick, or knows anybody who's sick, find some reason to discount whatever answers you don't like, and then bingo the result is that nobody's sick! To be clear, i fully ...
by Xan
Mon May 10, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 796
Views: 19252

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

Okay, so now the FDA is permitting the injection for a population which is unaffected by the China flu... 12 to 15 year olds. A solution in search of a problem. Is there anything which, for the enthusiasts of the regime, which may cause you to question the motives of your overlords? Okay Murphy, so...
by Xan
Mon May 10, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 796
Views: 19252

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

The better question for me is why am I spending any cycles at all responding? As we've found out from tech, SD, Murphy, yes, even me, there is almost no swaying of opinions until the person themselves has an epiphany for whatever reason. Ain't no guy named Cortopassi on a message board going to cha...
by Xan
Mon May 10, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 796
Views: 19252

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

I'm not sure why the mRNA mechanism wouldn't qualify as a vaccine, but tabling that, how do you account for the dozen or so vaccines available or under development which are not mRNA in your "there is no vaccine" statement? And, maybe we've overreacted in terms of masks, lockdowns, etc, but it's pr...