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by pugchief
Sun May 09, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 685
Views: 16281

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

c0b400c880b8.jpg link I guess we should at least be glad Natural News is only 'quackery' and not also 'tin foil hat' conspiracy level as well. ::) It's almost like people here who only post links to CNN and NYT thinking that they are relating fact rather than severely biased left wing opinion. :o T...
by pugchief
Sat May 08, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 84
Views: 2131

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

Anyone else have the feeling that houses are overated and this latest mania in them is some weird kind of cultural hysteria? I mean, it's great having a place of your own to sleep and store your shit but in general houses are a pain in the ass. Everyone I've owned was like having an 20 year old cat...
by pugchief
Sat May 08, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4313
Views: 291849

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Just out of curiosity, what percent of voters in your county are registered D vs. R? It’s getting close to 50/50. Bush Jr got 70% of the county vote in his elections. But Romney dropped to 64% and Trump to 55% and 51%. An influx of Californians has changed the political landscape a lot. Wife and I ...
by pugchief
Sat May 08, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 685
Views: 16281

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:05 pm
murphy and Vinnay are our boomerposters-extraordinaire. Everything I ignore my elderly relatives post, I can count on them posting. It's a great time saver.
;D Yet another Kriegs classic.
by pugchief
Fri May 07, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 84
Views: 2131

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on in cas

Given that you seem to expect continued ZIRP/inflation/QE/monetary debasement that will lead to even more ridiculous housing prices, why would you NOT want a mortgage? If the mortgage is non-recourse why not take a loan with only 3.5% or 5% down--or even less down if you can find a bank that'll mak...
by pugchief
Thu May 06, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Best Tax Software Of 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: The Best Tax Software Of 2021

I use FreeTaxUSA https://www.freetaxusa.com/ for the past number of years, $0 federal fee, $12 state fee. Covers most reasonably complicated situations. I tried this last year and was disappointed. Import was not complete like it was with HRBlock, and problems with K-1s. Totally worth the $25 for B...
by pugchief
Thu May 06, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Best Tax Software Of 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: The Best Tax Software Of 2021

I use FreeTaxUSA https://www.freetaxusa.com/ for the past number of years, $0 federal fee, $12 state fee. Covers most reasonably complicated situations. I tried this last year and was disappointed. Import was not complete like it was with HRBlock, and problems with K-1s. Totally worth the $25 for B...
by pugchief
Wed May 05, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 146
Views: 4811

Re: Optimal Diet

Cortopassi wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 4:03 pm
Skimmed that Bear guy's book. He lost me at salt is poison. I love salt.
They lost me at alcohol is poison. :D
by pugchief
Wed May 05, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4313
Views: 291849

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown "Progressive communities have been home to some of the fiercest battles over COVID-19 policies, and some liberal policy makers have left scientific evidence behind." That is a great article. I don't know anyone like those people. But I think some are not too far...
by pugchief
Wed May 05, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4313
Views: 291849

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

They aren't really reopening. Reopening certainly means no capacity restrictions and, probably, no masks.
by pugchief
Tue May 04, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 685
Views: 16281

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

I do not understand the thinking of this being a power play / power trip for people, like say, Gov Pritzker in IL. What, does he get out of bed in the morning and devilishly rub his hands together and wonder how he can fuck the residents of Illinois today? You can't be serious. Literally EVERY. SIN...
by pugchief
Sun May 02, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5137

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Yep, you're just a troll.
by pugchief
Sun May 02, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5137

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Even When Residents Call For Their Help, Minneapolis Police Won’t Go Near 38th & Chicago While the city tries to figure out what to do, residents say they are forced to continue living in a warzone. “Who wants to live somewhere where you can be a victim of crime and nobody comes to help,” How's tha...
by pugchief
Sun May 02, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5137

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Even When Residents Call For Their Help, Minneapolis Police Won’t Go Near 38th & Chicago While the city tries to figure out what to do, residents say they are forced to continue living in a warzone. “Who wants to live somewhere where you can be a victim of crime and nobody comes to help,” How's tha...
by pugchief
Sat May 01, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump Wasn’t Going To Cure Cancer
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Trump Wasn’t Going To Cure Cancer

We already cured it. Trump was the cancer, and democratically voting him out of office in a lawful election was the cure. The very fact that you say "democratically voting him out of office in a lawful election" tells me that, deep down, you know in your bones that the election was rigged, which it...
by pugchief
Sat May 01, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4313
Views: 291849

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I am wondering for those who lean toward the virus response has been overblown, what do you guys currently think of what's going on in Brazil and India? If we're looking for correlation - yes, both India and Brazil share a good deal of poverty. But the other thing they have in common is leadership....
by pugchief
Sat May 01, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4313
Views: 291849

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I am wondering for those who lean toward the virus response has been overblown, what do you guys currently think of what's going on in Brazil and India? If we're looking for correlation - yes, both India and Brazil share a good deal of poverty. But the other thing they have in common is leadership....
by pugchief
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Institutional diversification (Fidelity worries)
Replies: 26
Views: 817

Re: Institutional diversification (Fidelity worries)

Safety deposit box unlocks mechanically with two keys: the banker has one and I have the other. Except the vault door is likely on an electronic time lock, but I'll play along. Who's gonna want your stack of I-bonds (assuming you can even access them) if there is no electricity or internet? I quest...
by pugchief
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4313
Views: 291849

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I went maskless in the grocery store today. They haven't had a sign on the door for a little while, so I figured I'd see what it felt like. I have to say, I felt like a criminal. I was the only person in the store without one. But I'm no longer any real danger to anyone else, nor they to me. So it'...
by pugchief
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Institutional diversification (Fidelity worries)
Replies: 26
Views: 817

Re: Institutional diversification (Fidelity worries)

Long time Fidelity customer here. You have to keep in mind that they are a discount brokerage. They provide excellent services, but their customer service at the individual level is meant to be used only minimally. I have had generally - but not universally - good experiences when calling them for ...
by pugchief
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Institutional diversification (Fidelity worries)
Replies: 26
Views: 817

Re: Institutional diversification (Fidelity worries)

So the question was about the institutional risk. I’m going to say that VG and Fido are too big to fail. If something takes one out, you will be relying on physical gold, silver, and crypto. I'd add Schwab to that list. It is indeed pretty much down to these three giant brokerages at this point, an...
by pugchief
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke Corporations
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: Woke Corporations

the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony tanked to unimaginable lows. The 2021 Oscars fell more than 50% year-over-year in overnight ratings. Here’s a look at the past three years: 2021: 8.9/19 2020: 18.1/33 2019: 21.6/36 Last week, an Oscars producer who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the New Yo...
by pugchief
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke Corporations
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: Woke Corporations

the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony tanked to unimaginable lows. The 2021 Oscars fell more than 50% year-over-year in overnight ratings. Here’s a look at the past three years: 2021: 8.9/19 2020: 18.1/33 2019: 21.6/36 Last week, an Oscars producer who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the New Yo...
by pugchief
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 685
Views: 16281

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

many of my neighbors are still terrified of human contact, and are voluntary still in lockdown. I went and knocked on a neighbor's door the other day to borrow something. I used to spend a lot of time with them, but this is the first time we've managed to talk face to face for a year. I could tell ...
by pugchief
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5137

Re: Chauvin Verdict

The fact that he started complaining about breathing trouble before Chauvin placed him face-down on the ground seems relevant to me. I am not a cop. I don't deal with this stuff daily. I cannot imagine being one in a city like Chicago in certain areas. I personally know several Chicago cops. You wo...