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by Desert
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fear is the mind-killer
Replies: 119
Views: 26129

Re: Fear is the mind-killer

Ochotona, that was a nice summary.
by Desert
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fear is the mind-killer
Replies: 119
Views: 26129

Re: Fear is the mind-killer

PS - great to hear from you. I started to put this in the religion thread but was afraid it would lose the context. I'll keep it brief. Your post struck as quite harmonious with the LCMS confessional Christian view: God is in charge of everything and everything we have is a gift from Him. "It's all...
by Desert
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: What's going on with silver?
Replies: 204
Views: 92414

Re: What's going on with silver?

Pirate attack? My canoe capsized and all the precious metals went to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. There you have it...I’ve been arguing for months that gold ETFs are safer than physical. :-) You've convinced me, that's for sure. Also, I'm not going canoeing with ochotona a...
by Desert
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 50900

Re: Kavanaugh

I'm still officially open minded on this, but it's not looking real good for Kavanaugh. The second woman appears to have many classmates backing her claims. I haven't heard much about Avenatti's client/accuser yet. A few other thoughts: 1. Gorsuch managed to be confirmed quite easily. So either Soro...
by Desert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold to bounce soon?
Replies: 55
Views: 18139

Re: Gold to bounce soon?

dualstow wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:47 pm
O0
Barbarous relic/
why do I even hold thee/
autumn depression
Nice! 8)
by Desert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 50900

Re: Kavanaugh

That's the thing about the Supreme Court: they can change settled law. Well, they can change previous interpretations. Since abortion was enshrined as a right not in any law, not in any document, not by any state, and not by any vote, it can be overturned just as easily as it was invented. That it,...
by Desert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 50900

Re: Kavanaugh

Interesting post, moda. Purely for humor value, I saw an article that Ted Cruz is telling voters that his opponent intends to eliminate barbecue if elected. Now that could definitely kick off Civil War II! (I haven't checked the accuracy of said article, I just found the idea pretty humorous. Dirty...
by Desert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 50900

Re: Kavanaugh

Tyler, I agree with a lot of your post. I haven't done a whole lot of research on this issue, and like you, I'm fine with following the facts wherever they lead. Both sides will do whatever they can do to block appointments, as we saw with Garland. Hopefully the truth, whatever it is, will win out i...
by Desert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 50900

Re: Kavanaugh

I'd like to ask one hypothetical question. Let's assume her claim is beyond a doubt proven true. That he did force his body on her, and put his hand over her mouth to prevent screaming from being heard, and was rip-roaring drunk. When he was 17, 30+ years ago. Who thinks that is disqualifying vs. n...
by Desert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 50900

Re: Kavanaugh

Yeah, I think Cruz was making an attempt at good-natured humor. But, he's Ted Cruz, so he's not really funny. It reminds me of what Al Franken said (since we're on the topic of sexual deviants): “Here’s the thing you have to understand about Ted Cruz,” Franken wrote in the book. “I like Ted Cruz mor...
by Desert
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 50900

Re: Kavanaugh

Interesting post, moda. Purely for humor value, I saw an article that Ted Cruz is telling voters that his opponent intends to eliminate barbecue if elected. Now that could definitely kick off Civil War II! (I haven't checked the accuracy of said article, I just found the idea pretty humorous. Dirty ...
by Desert
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Health Care Cartels
Replies: 15
Views: 4618

Re: The Health Care Cartels

The problem with concierge practices is that they still have to deal with the mountain of regulations that apply to documentation and billing. This is what is driving costs sky-high. In an earlier post, I explained that if you remove these obstacles from the already low-margin world of outpatient m...
by Desert
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold, What is it Good For?
Replies: 29
Views: 9358

Re: Gold, What is it Good For?

The portfolio described is very similar to a Golden Butterfly, also. No bond barbell, and no SCV, but darn close.
by Desert
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Another Texas thread
Replies: 12
Views: 3581

Re: Another Texas thread

:) Yep, that would be dangerous!
by Desert
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Another Texas thread
Replies: 12
Views: 3581

Re: Another Texas thread

Maybe related ... I had cousins who grew up in Texas, and they all ended up with a Y at the end of their name (Bobby, Johnny, etc.) And I had several Bobby's in my group when I worked in Texas.
by Desert
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: The hazards of index funds
Replies: 16
Views: 8481

Re: The hazards of index funds

If you're interested in factors and looking to diversify away from the capitalization-based market as a whole, I'd recommend reading this book by Larry Swedroe. It will help you understand each of the major factors, how they work, and just how dependable they are so you're not swinging in the dark ...
by Desert
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: McCain's mother
Replies: 6
Views: 2120

Re: McCain's mother

Yeah, I think I'd vote for her! Is there a maximum age for the office?
by Desert
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: McCain's mother
Replies: 6
Views: 2120

McCain's mother

John McCain's mother: - 106 years old - born in 1912 - Eloped in Tijuana (kids these days), in 1933 - When notified upon her son's release from North Vietnam in 1973, that he had shouted expletives at his captors, Mrs. McCain's response was, "Johnny, I'm going to come over there and wash your mouth ...
by Desert
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 197019

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

In our form of government, it's our *duty* to speak truth to power, and to stand up for what's right. Would you care to elaborate for us on "what's right"? For example, our nation has laws on the books for a process that people are supposed to take if they want to immigrate here. I imagine that eve...
by Desert
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 197019

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

However, don't forget that there is no way that Trump will ever be able to negotiate effectively with Mexico after all the bad things he (supposedly) said about Mexicans during his campaign. Oh, wait a minute . . . did I just see that there was a new trade deal with Mexico as of this week? Maybe th...
by Desert
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 197019

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, and the most widely read weekly journal of progressive political and cultural news, opinion, and analysis. Godwin's Law rules! ;) It appears a goal of The Nation is to create heaven on earth via its articles. The ...
by Desert
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 197019

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Here's an article I read some months ago regarding Soros: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/12/soros-philanthropy/547247/ I'd like to see a source from Maddy though. Nope. If you're really interested (and I don't believe you are), there are a ton of sources on the internet that link...
by Desert
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 197019

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Here's an article I read some months ago regarding Soros:

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/ar ... py/547247/

I'd like to see a source from Maddy though.
by Desert
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 197019

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Here is a great article on trade and tariffs, by an excellent CEO in NO. A friend of mine worked for this guy, and he's known for being a very thoughtful guy.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this- ... 2018-08-27
by Desert
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Tooth and Gum Care Regime
Replies: 215
Views: 144164

Re: The Permanent Tooth and Gum Care Regime

I really wish Pugchief was my dentist.