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by pugchief
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 210
Views: 11436

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

I can't speak for others here, but I have no problem with Conservatives or Liberals , my qualm is with Leftists which are the ever growing wing of the Democratic Party. And you sure can do something about that: vote the nutjobs out. I have always been a centrist. Socially liberal and fiscally conse...
by pugchief
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 210
Views: 11436

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

I can't speak for others here, but I have no problem with Conservatives or Liberals, my qualm is with Leftists which are the ever growing wing of the Democratic Party. And you sure can do something about that: vote the nutjobs out. I have always been a centrist. Socially liberal and fiscally conserv...
by pugchief
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 210
Views: 11436

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

But that's the majority of what these "Trade Deals" have really been. They're not about trading coconuts for corn (well not completely). They're about securing foreign corporate & investor property rights insulated from public response in the communities they exist. To the degree you support this b...
by pugchief
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Oxycontin
Replies: 46
Views: 1718

Re: Oxycontin

This might have been one of the benefits of a national EHR system, if the Obama administration had done it right instead of royally screwing things up. LOL, aren't you in favor of some version of government run medicare for all? Why on earth would that not be yet another clusterf*ck? What are the c...
by pugchief
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Tax Loss Harvesting Support Group
Replies: 33
Views: 2234

Re: Tax Loss Harvesting Support Group

In his opinion it's better to pay your taxes now at the guaranteed 15% rate than risk being stuck with too much in gains to sell when/if they jack the rates up. So sell now, re-buy, and pay the tax? Pretty much, yeah. All my taxable holdings are ETF's so it's basically place a sell order, then 10 s...
by pugchief
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Permanently low interest rates
Replies: 46
Views: 749

Re: Permanently low interest rates

^Interesting. One problem I see is that, as a business owner, when we had deflation, I made less net profit. People everywhere lost their jobs and eventually got rehired at lower salaries. So business owners now make less and employees make less....unless you are a government worker, particularly un...
by pugchief
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Permanently low interest rates
Replies: 46
Views: 749

Re: Permanently low interest rates

Well, that in a nutshell is why the West is going down the tubes. Everything is polarized left and right, no one is willing to compromise or entertain alternative points of view, and the people in the middle (who are probably closest to reality) are grossly outnumbered and ignored.
by pugchief
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Permanently low interest rates
Replies: 46
Views: 749

Re: Permanently low interest rates

The future is Japan. Fed's gonna buy stocks in the next asset price downturn, like Japan's doing now. MMT is just semantics, we already print money, MMT is a moral crusade from a few economists who get triggered when politicians say "but there isnt enough cash for that social program" UBI wont work...
by pugchief
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: bud split
Replies: 42
Views: 530

Re: The GOLD scream room

Don't kid yourself, there is no free speech in the town square anymore either. The Bill of Rights only means the Fed Govt can't make rules regarding speech. It says nothing about your neighbors. There is no free speech on college campuses. There is no free speech in public schools. Where exactly ca...
by pugchief
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: bud split
Replies: 42
Views: 530

Re: The GOLD scream room

Don't kid yourself, there is no free speech in the town square anymore either.
by pugchief
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ally bank website and other problems
Replies: 39
Views: 999

Re: Ally bank website and other problems

dualstow wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:31 am
Ally

Sophie’s referenced thread, I guess.
🧵 https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=266538
This is what I was talking about upthread. I don't have an official CMA, I just use the brokerage. Sweep is a MMF paying 2%. I've been very happy so far, very few glitches.
by pugchief
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: DIYbio: the free market's answer to health care pricing
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: DIYbio: the free market's answer to health care pricing

When they say "doctor shortage" they mean primary care doctor shortage. The residency slots in that specialty don't fill up, because being a primary care doctor just plain sucks - worse than being a doctor in general, which is bad enough. Seriously no one wants that job, not even the nurse practiti...