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by MWKXJ
Tue May 01, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 866
Views: 96479

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Good point ... the list of candidates was spectacularly horrible. I knew when I found myself rooting for Ted Cruz, something was terribly wrong. What a shit show. We had a Bush, a Clinton, a Trump and a McAfee, all in one rotten campaign cycle. I hope to never hear any of those names again, in the ...
by MWKXJ
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Syria
Replies: 249
Views: 30001

Re: Syria

These multi generational, half-hearted, Vietnamesesque misadventures in the Middle East could serve to train the nation's competitors how best to fight the United State's military. The Thebans, meantime, singly, having many skirmishes with the Spartans in Boeotia, and fighting some battles, not grea...
by MWKXJ
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4344
Views: 437664

Re: Figuring Out Religion

And don't forget to refresh your understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQLfgaUoQCw Occasionally the old hymns say it best... [...] Now our heav'nly Aaron enters With his blood within the veil; Joshua now is come to Canaan, And the kings before Him quail. Now ...
by MWKXJ
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 2017 PP Return Poll
Replies: 33
Views: 7872

Re: 2017 PP Return Poll

Approximate composition of my portfolio: 53% gold 35% Swiss francs 10% cash 2017 return: just about 10%. I'm curious about the portfolio, Tech: How are you buying your Swiss francs? ETF? How long have you kept this portfolio? Is this a recent thing? Sorry, haven't been keeping up here much in 2017....
by MWKXJ
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Best place to cash in Bitcoin for USD?
Replies: 16
Views: 4662

Re: Best place to cash in Bitcoin for USD?

Best place to cash in Bitcoin for USD? Circle.com used to be the most hassle free, but I believe Coinbase bought them out and they no longer buy. If you have Gemini.com available in your state you may want to give them a try. If you do go with Coinbase, create a corresponding GDAX account and learn...
by MWKXJ
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Small towns
Replies: 16
Views: 3903

Re: Small towns

Contemplating a big life change in the next few years. Thinking about buying a decent sized piece of land (at least a few acres) in a small town somewhere with a population of around 500-10000. Currently live in a metropolitan area of around 2 million people. On the one hand having so much bustle a...
by MWKXJ
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Charlottesville
Replies: 190
Views: 38371

Re: Charlottesville

I'm mostly talking about using all this as an excuse to tear down any Confederate statue or memorial, which I find to be very sad. Fine, racism is a bad idea. The North was just as racist. So why tear down these statues? Why is it sad to remove statues of traitors that defended the horrific practic...
by MWKXJ
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Portfolio Rebalace Notifier
Replies: 10
Views: 4869

Re: Portfolio Rebalace Notifier

I feel like I'm missing something here... why do we need to mess with Linux? I have my Google sheets with conditional formatting, so I know I need to rebalance if the cell turns red. I could add a script that would run daily/hourly/whatever and send me rebalancing alerts, but so far rebalancing has...
by MWKXJ
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Portfolio Rebalace Notifier
Replies: 10
Views: 4869

Re: Portfolio Rebalace Notifier

Below is a variation of the script which employs Swedroe's 5/25 rule to calculate rebalancing bands (assuming I understood the rule correctly): #!/usr/pkg/bin/ksh93 DEBUG=false STARTIN=/sdf/arpa/<PATHTOYOURHOMEDIR>/bin PORTFOLIO=$STARTIN/roth.portfolio SWEDROE_THRESHOLD=.2 SWEDROE_RELATIVE_UPPER_REB...
by MWKXJ
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Portfolio Rebalace Notifier
Replies: 10
Views: 4869

Portfolio Rebalace Notifier

For any who may be interested, below is a Rube Goldberg solution to the "problem" of receiving rebalance e-mail and text notifications. 1. Create a "MetaARPA" account at SDF.org . (go for it; it's useful for accessing elinks at work via Putty in any case). 2. Create a "~/bin" folder and change direc...
by MWKXJ
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Favorite Lesser-Known Movies & TV Series
Replies: 10
Views: 3979

Re: Favorite Lesser-Known Movies & TV Series

Inasmuch as classical music is lesser known by many people these days, there are any number of pieces that seem to have all the "plot" and action of movies and might bear a suggestion. IMHO, listening to the following would be a great way to while away the time when the weather's hot: Chopin Sonata ...
by MWKXJ
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Favorite Lesser-Known Movies & TV Series
Replies: 10
Views: 3979

Re: Favorite Lesser-Known Movies & TV Series

Of Human Bondage: A lame artist falls in love with a heartless trollop and a downward spiral ensues. 1934. Betty Davis and Leslie Howard. Harold and Maude: A death-obsessed young man falls in love with a life-affirming old woman. 1971. Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, and Cat Stephens. Lonesome Dove: Ageing ...