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by Dieter
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Questions concerning implementation of a GB/Weird portfolio
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: Questions concerning implementation of a GB/Weird portfolio

Definitely valid options. My retirement accounts are kinda GBish; targeting 50% stocks, 20% bonds, 15% Cash, 15% Gold (non-retirement Emergency Fund adds Cash, plus limited stocks and ITB) With stocks being mostly Total Stock Market, with some SCV, REIT, and International Tilt. (Swensen portfolio ho...
by Dieter
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How companies profit from "Artificial Complexity"
Replies: 64
Views: 1787

Re: How companies profit from "Artificial Complexity"

I don't see them around much, but I used to like Togo's a lot better than Subway. Until now this is the first time I have ever even seen the name Togo's. Where are they located? Vinny At least some in Central California. Not MUCH better than Subway, but I did like better when I used to pick it over...
by Dieter
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Merry Christmas!

Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:17 pm
May your stocks be value-y
Your rebalancing joyful
And you and your gold safe!
love it. thanks; yours as well.

May your tracking error be positive
by Dieter
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4065
Views: 238587

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

"What if instead of a vaccine we just were able to get exposed to a weak version of the virus that enabled us to build the antibodies we need to fight the real thing" https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1339720194718113794 What a splendid idea. Call it something like Viral Antibody Calibrated Cr...
by Dieter
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How companies profit from "Artificial Complexity"
Replies: 64
Views: 1787

Re: How companies profit from "Artificial Complexity"

I don't see them around much, but I used to like Togo's a lot better than Subway.
by Dieter
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4065
Views: 238587

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Increase humidity?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leahbinder ... 3fff4a6c49

Also ties into improving ventilation in buildings to reduce spread of airborne pathogens.
by Dieter
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity
Replies: 127
Views: 3771

Re: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity

PS, what happened to you? You are not the same person who used to post here a few years back. It's as if you have been brainwashed by some cult. What happened is that Trump was elected president...... How could anyone have guessed? I just want to be clear: 1. Trump caused the chinavirus flu 2. Trum...
by Dieter
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity
Replies: 127
Views: 3771

Re: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity

PS, what happened to you? You are not the same person who used to post here a few years back. It's as if you have been brainwashed by some cult. What happened is that Trump was elected president and the right showed its true colors, and it's horrifying to me. I hold a variety of mildly to heavily c...
by Dieter
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1443
Views: 86626

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

In something totally unrelated and non-political.... Mass email from university IT today. It warned of an increase in phishing attacks - which you'd have to be living under a rock not to know about. But, this was the best part: "Please click here for additional information on how to protect yoursel...
by Dieter
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Merry Christmas!

Happy holidays Smith and all. Merry Christmas to those that celebrate it. I got an M1 MacBook Air, although that was more a need that coincided with the season. I suppose the 'treat' is Sees candy. My weight loss efforts will need to resume in earnest in January. (usually I dance so much this time o...
by Dieter
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1443
Views: 86626

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Twas the Puritans who banned Christmas celebrations due to Pagan associations (and the excessive merry making).

https://www.history.com/news/when-massa ... -christmas
by Dieter
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1443
Views: 86626

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

In something totally unrelated and non-political.... Mass email from university IT today. It warned of an increase in phishing attacks - which you'd have to be living under a rock not to know about. But, this was the best part: "Please click here for additional information on how to protect yoursel...
by Dieter
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: CARES Act Withdrawal for GOLD/CASH ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1302

Re: CARES Act Withdrawal for GOLD/CASH ?

tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:41 pm
<snip>
I’ve got 99 ways to hide gold but a frozen meatloaf ain’t one.
I got 99 problems? :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swnudbCnccs

(OT, but reminded me of this tune)
by Dieter
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump suddenly becomes Bernie
Replies: 36
Views: 1014

Re: Trump suddenly becomes Bernie

True lefties don't watch CNN; too corporate centrist
by Dieter
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: CARES Act Withdrawal for GOLD/CASH ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1302

Re: CARES Act Withdrawal for GOLD/CASH ?

The deadline for the CARES Act withdrawal is coming up on the 30th, and I have been mulling over if I should take advantage of this to exchange some of my paper gold into physical, and the same for some of the cash portion. I qualify since we had the virus earlier this summer, so it is just a matte...
by Dieter
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump suddenly becomes Bernie
Replies: 36
Views: 1014

Re: Trump suddenly becomes Bernie

It is confusing. We are not headed in the right direction. Maybe we really need to go all-in with the communism and take the punishment and hope we can come out the other end. I really don't want us doing that though. Once the AI kicks in and guts our workforce we better come up with something crea...
by Dieter
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What's Trump's next move?
Replies: 40
Views: 1450

Re: What's Trump's next move?

$86M to Cambodia $130M to Nepal $135M to Burma $453M to Ukraine $700M to Sudan $1BN to the Smithsonian for a woman's history museum and American Latino Museum. $40M to the Kennedy Space center which is still closed money for a commission tasked with educating "consumers about the dangers associated...
by Dieter
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump suddenly becomes Bernie
Replies: 36
Views: 1014

Re: Trump suddenly becomes Bernie

It’s the mean tweets. Actually, it's what CNN tells you you're supposed to think about the tweets. And about things in general. I think the difference between a libertarian and liberal these days is the extent to which you permit mainstream media outlets to dictate your thought patterns. It goes al...
by Dieter
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What's Trump's next move?
Replies: 40
Views: 1450

Re: What's Trump's next move?

Next move? A coup attempt. Get ready. Last night's video on the stimulus bill served no other intended function but to galvanize Trump supporters in advance of a bold (reckless?) move. He needs his supporters to believe that he and only he is their advocate. The rest of government cannot be trusted...
by Dieter
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump suddenly becomes Bernie
Replies: 36
Views: 1014

Re: Trump suddenly becomes Bernie

And just when you think 2020 couldn't get weirder, Trump is jumping on the Sanders socialist free money train! https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/22/trump-demands-congress-raise-second-stimulus-check-from-600-to-2000-under-new-covid-relief-bill.html So, if I get this right.... Republicans: No vote on Sti...
by Dieter
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Should Donald Trump Be Charged With Sedition?
Replies: 67
Views: 2478

Re: Should Donald Trump Be Charged With Sedition?

Ok seriously i haven't watched MSNBC in years. I just turned on Richard Maddows show and she's got klobachar on and they are STILL hoaxing Russia! Still talking about Russia and Clinton i kid you not!! What are they going to do if Trump doesn't get re-elected? Don't worry about that; democrats eat ...
by Dieter
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: David Rosenberg: Long Treasuries Are Still The Safest Asset Around
Replies: 66
Views: 3278

Re: David Rosenberg: Long Treasuries Are Still The Safest Asset Around

How's this for an interesting factoid: the most recent rate for 30 year Treasuries and the current rate for iBonds is exactly the same: 1.68% - except, of course, for the fact that the iBond's rate will be adjusted for inflation for up to 30 years and no income tax is due until redemption. Too bad ...
by Dieter
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Vanguard Treasury Fund
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: Vanguard Treasury Fund

This afternoon spent 41 minutes on the telephone with Vanguard to move to the Treasury Fund all the money to from what had been in the Federal Fund. I have so many retirement accounts with Vanguard it took all that time. I moved even the ones that only had $7.89 and $13.39 in them. Part of my campa...
by Dieter
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: New Macs With M1 Chips
Replies: 83
Views: 3371

Re: New Macs With M1 Chips

Thanks for the info on the password managers. I have heard of 1password; definitely on the list to review. Sophie -- did you see that Zoom now has a Native M1 version? https://9to5mac.com/2020/12/21/zoom-apple-silicon-support/ Good luck with your research. I used to use Roboform and Lastpass. Not b...
by Dieter
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Defamation Lawsuits Likely Against Trump and Promoters of Election Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: Defamation Lawsuits Likely Against Trump and Promoters of Election Conspiracy Theories

Maddy wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:28 pm
Damn. Those conspiracy theories just keep coming true.
https://gizmodo.com/your-credit-score-s ... 1845912592
Which conspiracy theory associated with this one?

(is there an emoticon for "While I track to the left for this forum, serious question"?)