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by Xan
Tue Apr 16, 2024 12:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 850
Views: 468463

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Terry Mattingley as always has some interesting thoughts on the article:
https://issuesetc.org/2024/04/10/1011-a ... y-4-10-24/
by Xan
Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:25 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Taxes
Replies: 25
Views: 771

Re: Taxes

I would seriously consider giving the whole smash to your local Mobile Loaves and Fishes or local Meals on Wheels.
by Xan
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Taxes
Replies: 25
Views: 771

Re: Taxes

Vinny,

You should also consider donating your RMD. That avoids the taxes if I'm understanding correctly.
by Xan
Sun Apr 14, 2024 2:56 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why the big move in gold?
Replies: 79
Views: 76465

Re: Why the big move in gold?

I suspect that the paper-gold to physical gold ratio will further increase from recent 122:1 levels. Looks like a big buyer, 100Bn, perhaps Russia, buying 1500 tonnes of physical gold, via Options (expiry settlement in physical gold rather than cash). With current sanctions those trades being appli...
by Xan
Tue Apr 09, 2024 2:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2302
Views: 1431222

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Hahaha my fiance absolutely hates Tim Horton's. She says the coffee is just mud water. I mean, i see her point. With the warmer weather coming we are definitely looking forward to doing some biking around the river valley area of our city. Also, there will definitely be festivals and all kinds of o...
by Xan
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum errors
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Forum errors

I hadn't intended to change the colors, but the latest version of the "Elegance" style removed the 7 different color variations, of which "steel blue" was the one we used here.

I could probably use an earlier version of the style and get our old colors back.
by Xan
Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum errors
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Forum errors

Okay, we're now running the latest version of phpBB, which supports media embedding via the [media] tag.

Viz:
by Xan
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:13 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum errors
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Forum errors

Sorry folks, did some updating last night and needed to install another package. Looks like things are good now.
by Xan
Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1173
Views: 1072089

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Ukraine Is Now 'Holy War,' Russian Church Declares https://www.newsweek.com/russia-ukraine-war-holy-1884577 "From a spiritual and moral point of view, the special military operation is a Holy War, in which Russia and its people, are defending the single spiritual space of Holy Russia," the...
by Xan
Wed Mar 27, 2024 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What is up with EFTPS?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: What is up with EFTPS?

It wasn’t down for me, at least, but I did have to kind of break into it despite having the password. Sometime in the past year they added that. Found it when doing estimated payments. It's really strange to need to log in twice. It wasn't hugely frustrating for me because I already had an id.me ac...
by Xan
Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1173
Views: 1072089

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

I think (note I said ‘think’ rather than the popular ‘feel’ often used by the woke) Sorry. But this use of "feel" rather than "think" predates woke by decades and decades. I've been railing against it similarly for decades, saying "I don't want to know how you feel, I want ...
by Xan
Sun Mar 24, 2024 10:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Replacing Xfinity (Comcast) modem
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: Replacing Xfinity (Comcast) modem

More later on what Dualstow inspired me to do but first this ... This is the plan I just upgraded to with Xfinity / Comcast: Fast Plan Download speeds: up to 500 Mbps Upload speeds: up to 100 Mbps This is what I have been using: Amazon.com: Belkin 5-Port 10/100 Fast Ethernet Network Switch | Deskto...
by Xan
Fri Mar 22, 2024 11:26 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Small Cap Value vs US Total Stock Market
Replies: 19
Views: 5967

Re: Small Cap Value vs US Total Stock Market

findings in an academic paper that illiquid investments actually seem to demonstrate a negative illiquidity premium There are so many negatives there I'm confused. Is this saying that one would expect that illiquid investments would be priced lower than liquid investments, because having liquidity ...
by Xan
Thu Mar 21, 2024 3:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2302
Views: 1431222

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Dualstow, we expect more of you. You accused Vinny of still using his old computer while a new one he spent good money on sits "next to" the old one. Turns out that's not even close to true! It's probably a good 2 feet farther away than that. Please do some more fact checking before postin...
by Xan
Wed Mar 20, 2024 11:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump Supporters Say The Darndest Things!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: Trump Supporters Say The Darndest Things!!!

It sounds like they were more reluctant, lesser-of-two-evils Trump supporters. We do have a "lesser of two evils" system. This response would be more appropriate when directed to the people who seem to be mistaking Trump for Jesus himself. But more broadly, maybe this is something the Jeh...
by Xan
Tue Mar 19, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump Supporters Say The Darndest Things!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: Trump Supporters Say The Darndest Things!!!

It sounds like they were more reluctant, lesser-of-two-evils Trump supporters. We do have a "lesser of two evils" system. This response would be more appropriate when directed to the people who seem to be mistaking Trump for Jesus himself. But more broadly, maybe this is something the Jeho...
by Xan
Thu Mar 14, 2024 9:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vinny VS email backdaters
Replies: 19
Views: 886

Re: New interview with Craig Rowland

Yet another example of how the Value Stock Geek consistently sends an email with an email date about 2 weeks prior to it actually being sent. I was in the email box yesterday and it had nothing left in it about 24 hours ago. The email was not there. Today it is with a 2/21/24 date. My educated gues...
by Xan
Thu Mar 07, 2024 8:42 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vinny VS email backdaters
Replies: 19
Views: 886

Re: Vinny VS email backdaters

A lot of email is sorted by newest first, Vin. If what you say is true then those older date emailers are doing the exact wrong thing. Do email programs give you the choice of either newest or oldest first? I just checked with my ancient Eudora email which I use for person. It always has oldest on ...
by Xan
Wed Mar 06, 2024 9:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vinny VS email backdaters
Replies: 19
Views: 886

Re: Vinny VS email backdaters

When I asked someone his opinion of why they did this ... he hypothesized they did it so that their emails would be the top ones (first ones) in your In Box. Huh. At least for me it means there's approximately zero chance I would ever know it had existed. Explain yourself further? Currently my inbo...
by Xan
Wed Mar 06, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vinny VS email backdaters
Replies: 19
Views: 886

Re: Vinny VS email backdaters

vnatale wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 4:49 pmWhen I asked someone his opinion of why they did this ... he hypothesized they did it so that their emails would be the top ones (first ones) in your In Box.

Huh. At least for me it means there's approximately zero chance I would ever know it had existed.
by Xan
Wed Mar 06, 2024 3:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vinny VS email backdaters
Replies: 19
Views: 886

Re: New interview with Craig Rowland

Yet another example of how the Value Stock Geek consistently sends an email with an email date about 2 weeks prior to it actually being sent. I was in the email box yesterday and it had nothing left in it about 24 hours ago. The email was not there. Today it is with a 2/21/24 date. My educated gues...
by Xan
Thu Feb 29, 2024 9:55 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: New interview with Craig Rowland
Replies: 36
Views: 2906

Re: New interview with Craig Rowland

… However, is it not in this forum that Craig stated that he was no longer a Permanent Portfolio participant? I wonder if you’re thinking of PointedStick, a well-respected, intelligent and long-time member. He went all stocks. I don’t recall Craigr ever changing course. No. Definitely thinking of C...
by Xan
Tue Feb 20, 2024 7:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2302
Views: 1431222

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Ukrainians use the word "coffee"? In the Latin alphabet even?

Are your relatives members of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the Ukranian Orthodox Church, or something else?
by Xan
Wed Feb 14, 2024 10:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2302
Views: 1431222

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

dualstow wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:22 am Have a great trip! Be safe.
Hungary: jealous.

Ukraine: less so?
by Xan
Tue Feb 13, 2024 1:47 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3693
Views: 1777552

Re: The GOLD scream room

Smith1776 wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 1:27 pm
Xan wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:53 pm
Smith1776 wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:11 pm The missus and I are travelling through Europe soon. I got a couple of these babies for emergency barter, just in case.
Smithers, did you get married..?
Engaged!

Somehow I missed that! Congrats!