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by Xan
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 516
Views: 26641

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

And Turkey also could block the membership of Finland and Sweden, since membership is by consensus.

Is there any way we can make a rule to kick a country out??
by Xan
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 846
Views: 237140

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

dualstow wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:47 pm
We’re all just people with different operating systems, Xan. Some run Eunuchs.
lol, that reminds me one time probably 30 years ago, my cousin and my grandmother were at the library and he asked for a book about Unix. I wish I'd been there to see her eyebrows shoot up!
by Xan
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 846
Views: 237140

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

I read an article about sex, and instead of writing “woman”, they used the term “vagina-haver”. A man was a penis-haver. No matter, soon those will be deemed offensive and will be replaced. I saw womb carrier in the past few days. I don’t suppose “big swinging dick” is acceptable for the other gend...
by Xan
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 516
Views: 26641

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Putin Threatens To Deploy New Satan II Nuclear Missile That Can Reach UK In 3 Minutes https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-threatens-to-deploy-new-satan-ii-nuclear-missile-that-can-reach-uk-in-3-minutes//ar-AAYK0o5?li=BBnbfcL shit got real The average person will read that headline as, “Putin...
by Xan
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Absolutely brutal - 5/5
Replies: 171
Views: 7407

Re: Absolutely brutal - 5/5

Data check...both MachineGhost and I, using daily data, reported in the past that the max dd of the PP is in the high 20s something percent. PV has it at 13% using monthly data. I think the thing that surprised me most about the PP was how cyclical/countertrending its performance is. In other words...
by Xan
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5000

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

For many years we have heard the demands for the protection of the unborn—often at the expense of the living—from some segments within the Christian church. But if we are really for life, I must ask where is the cacophony of voices for stricter gun control laws to protect the lives of the living? W...
by Xan
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5000

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

For many years we have heard the demands for the protection of the unborn—often at the expense of the living—from some segments within the Christian church. But if we are really for life, I must ask where is the cacophony of voices for stricter gun control laws to protect the lives of the living? W...
by Xan
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5000

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

You're not the only critic of American Christendom. You might enjoy Has American Christianity Failed?
by Xan
Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5000

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

vnatale wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:49 am
Before the automobile was invented death (and significant injury to children) were zero.
That's totally false: deaths as a result of transportation, such as falling off a horse, in front of a horse, hitting your head on a tree while riding, were fairly common.
by Xan
Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin in the PP?
Replies: 65
Views: 10287

Re: Bitcoin in the PP?

It's important to understand what a blockchain actually is: an immutable public record of exchange transactions, trackable back to both parties in the exchange. Unless your the thing you've built on top of a blockchain benefits from this trackability, no value has actually been generated by doing s...
by Xan
Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How much can you not afford to lose?
Replies: 35
Views: 1008

Re: How much can you not afford to lose?

The whole system of plea bargaining is a civil rights nightmare that nobody is talking about.
by Xan
Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5000

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

This is a valid point. But wouldn't you say our airport security laws flag many, maybe thousands of people, only a small handful of which had nefarious intentions? So should that mean we loosen or eliminate airport security? Or do we accept inconvenience to many in pursuit of safety for a relative ...
by Xan
Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5000

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

Zdogg and Vinay Prasad had a great discussion about the gun/shooter situation in about the first half of this video. Highly recommended. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i8cD4j4sQE It's refreshing to hear somebody say that the real problem is figuring out what potential solutions would actually mak...
by Xan
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5000

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

Zdogg and Vinay Prasad had a great discussion about the gun/shooter situation in about the first half of this video. Highly recommended. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i8cD4j4sQE It's refreshing to hear somebody say that the real problem is figuring out what potential solutions would actually make...
by Xan
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1463
Views: 485032

Re: Stock scream room

Folks, let's let this be a Budd-free summer here, and Budd, you can have a forum-free summer. I think it'll be nicer for everyone!
by Xan
Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly Portfolio
Replies: 534
Views: 211227

Re: Golden Butterfly Portfolio

Ocho, you seem to be having a disproportionate response. It's perfectly sufficient to point out the smallest companies in the fund without the personal insults. Please try to remember that most of the people who are reading posts are not the person you're responding to, and are happy to learn things...
by Xan
Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly Portfolio
Replies: 534
Views: 211227

Re: Golden Butterfly Portfolio

I have RSP on the brain today (equal-weight S&P500 ETF). A GB with 40% RSP beats a GB with 20% ISV and 20% VTI, but the limiting factor for my backtesting (portfoliovisualizer.com) is when GLD started. It makes sense, RSP is not an implicit growth strategy (unlike cap-weighted ETFs) is therefore mo...
by Xan
Fri Jun 10, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5000

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

However, I do think some of the crowd just got caught up in the moment and afterwards realized they made a huge mistake .... Lots of research on herd mentality, mob mentality, pack mentality. A emotionally charged situation can cause us human beings to completely suspend individual rational thinkin...
by Xan
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abortion Discussion 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 591

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

No child can survive without its mother. Every single born child would die absent ongoing care from its mother or any other mother surrogate. Right, so why is it illegal for the mother to withhold that care? Because almost no one disagrees that once a child is born that that is a viable life. But o...
by Xan
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abortion Discussion 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 591

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

vnatale wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:14 am
No child can survive without its mother. Every single born child would die absent ongoing care from its mother or any other mother surrogate.
Right, so why is it illegal for the mother to withhold that care?
by Xan
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abortion Discussion 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 591

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

I agree with what you have to say. Except that it seems wrong to me to have the state impose this on the woman, who in our society, bears almost all the costs and responsibility for having a child. Has to go through the pregnancy of 9 months which affects her both during that time and a period afte...
by Xan
Wed Jun 08, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5000

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

PrimalToker wrote:
Wed Jun 08, 2022 12:08 pm
You're a complete idiot.
This is a really interesting discussion; can we try to keep it civil so that it can continue?
by Xan
Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5000

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

You have a great point on the highways vs shooter analogy. Those situations could be looked at very similarly. Of course the major difference is the presence of somebody with murderous intent, but if we consider that to be a random uncontrollable thing, then it works out the same. In general I would...
by Xan
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5000

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

Though not endorsed the killing and maiming of children has been permitted by both our choice of vehicles and our speed limits. Due to having a higher altar for choice / freedom / convenience than the welfare of children we permit behaviors on the highways - mis-matched vehicle sizes and high speed...
by Xan
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5000

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

Well, "gun maximalism" is the position of the Constitution. Not necessarily. That may be your interpretation of the position of the Constitution. And while many of your fellow citizens may agree with you, many do not. So what the Constitution says about gun ownership and what was intended, is still...