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by pugchief
Tue May 11, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4339
Views: 293634

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

To be fair, it's more than just Starbucks. It does seem like big chain businesses are more likely than small, independently owned businesses to still have mask and distancing restrictions, even in "fully reopened" states like FL and TX. For example, my brother just moved to "fully reopened" FL, and...
by pugchief
Tue May 11, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4339
Views: 293634

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The supermarket has their sign up again, so I'm back to complying. this is probably not a surprise to anyone on this thread, but I studiously ignore those signs and announcements. Including whem I've had to go to the Post office Texas has been completely open for a while now. Absolutely no capacity...
by pugchief
Tue May 11, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Cortopassi counter culture
Replies: 11
Views: 76

Re: Cortopassi counter culture

Wow, the Dems in the Senate have a whole 5 more POC than the GOP does. That there is proof of anti-racism. ::)
by pugchief
Tue May 11, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4339
Views: 293634

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

Corto, IDK where you dine, but several restaurants I used to go to have closed forever. My business survived, but took a huge hit to revenue last year that will never be recovered. And since I own it, that means money directly out of MY pocket. And if you think lockdowns are a thing of the past, Fau...
by pugchief
Tue May 11, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club
Replies: 14
Views: 157

Re: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club

I think Cancel Culture is a cancer that has to be stopped, so my general feeling is to not let left wing loons (Are there any people on the right doing this? I don't think so.) https://www.buzzfeed.com/stephenlaconte/conservatives-love-cancel-culture --Current canceling of easy access to voting --C...
by pugchief
Tue May 11, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club
Replies: 14
Views: 157

Re: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club

I think Cancel Culture is a cancer that has to be stopped, so my general feeling is to not let left wing loons (Are there any people on the right doing this? I don't think so.) get what they want. Having said that, you need to be careful about not inciting said loons, which I personally do by not en...
by pugchief
Mon May 10, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 748
Views: 17117

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

The better question for me is why am I spending any cycles at all responding? As we've found out from tech, SD, Murphy, yes, even me, there is almost no swaying of opinions until the person themselves has an epiphany for whatever reason. Ain't no guy named Cortopassi on a message board going to cha...
by pugchief
Mon May 10, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 748
Views: 17117

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

I'm still wondering why Murphy has such a vested interest in convincing the forumites that the vaccine is evil. Everyone here has already had it or decided not to take it, so what is there to gain by this argument? It's borderline trolling.
by pugchief
Mon May 10, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: They All Look Alike
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: They All Look Alike

Welcome to the forum Lorddoskias. Points well taken.
by pugchief
Mon May 10, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Josh Mittledorf (phD type) on Covid: Unthinkable Thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Josh Mittledorf (phD type) on Covid: Unthinkable Thoughts

One comment caught my eye, and it relates to Murphy's other postings: "So the cunning plan of these nefarious “global elites” was to reduce global population by cooping up young couples at home for long periods with little to do…" You would think that would lead to more sex --> more babies --> popu...
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: 748
Views: 17117

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: 2333

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: 4339
Views: 293634

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: 748
Views: 17117

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: 2333

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: 113

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: 113

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: 4873

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: 4339
Views: 293634

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: 4339
Views: 293634

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: 748
Views: 17117

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: 5201

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: 5201

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: 5201

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: 406

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...