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by Kriegsspiel
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: BYND
Replies: 72
Views: 1333

Re: BYND

I'm in the "find what works for you" camp. You need to eat sufficient protein, essential fatty acids, and vitamins/minerals, but outside of that you can make up the rest of your food however you want.
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: BYND
Replies: 72
Views: 1333

Re: BYND

In Meat: A Benign Extravagance, Simon Fairlie makes the point that some meat production is always going to be beneficial. First, because it closes some energy loops (especially pork), but also because meat provides a buffer for bad harvest years. Recommended reading. So if meat production is ruining...
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 3 years of PP returns
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Re: 3 years of PP returns

I'm getting 10.24% as the YTD nominal returns using VTI, VGLT, VGSH, and IAU. The PP is due for a good year since the CAGR has been trending lower than the 3-4% real returns I expect from it. Medium Tex said he'd reevaluate the PP if it had a 3 year negative real return: The question that I can't an...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 17
Views: 1709

Re: Podcasts

by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 643
Views: 115193

Re: Stock scream room

I get where PS is coming from. Like a Stoic or Buddhist philosophy of not being too attached to your wealth, so just let it ride on 100% stocks and screw the risk. I obviously come at it from the other angle, why bet it all on one thing if you don't have to? I like the idea of stable, robust, genera...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 1939

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

Now we hear everything Mexico agreed to was already in negotiation and in the pipeline for a long while. Which makes the entire last week just a stunt. I just can't stop thinking... "he's trying to manufacture dips to buy". And doing very well. Well then Mexico could have implemented any of the ite...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: BYND
Replies: 72
Views: 1333

Re: BYND

Finally found Beyond Burgers at the grocery today, and grilled a couple up for the GF and myself. They were delicious, albeit pricey at $12/lb. You can get locally pastured and slaughtered beef for much less than that around here. For me, the Beyond stuff is like cricket proteins. I'd give it a sho...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 1939

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

Kriegs, thanks for the link. I found this particularly fascinating: To escape from this political mess, I believe that psychologists must work with political scientists to identify changes that will indirectly undermine Manichaeism. I ran a 2007 conference at Princeton University that tried to do t...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 1939

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

1) More class-consciousness, generally. Knowing what your true risks and resources are as a worker and who your lot is in with vs who is most opposed to your economic interests. I'd say more "personal finance" consciousness. Nobody really has to be working class their whole life, even if they start...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 1939

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

ochotona wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:28 pm
virtue-signal ... Millennial Snowflake Social Justice Warriors.
Damn Boomers, takin' our jabs!
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 1939

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

Admittedly, I was exaggerating and being a bit facetious there. But the Trumpies I personally know really do have a passionate dislike of Mexico, and really any other country that could provide labor cheaper than they are willing to supply it. They feel threatened and fearful, and that does cause a...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 1939

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

I was going to add that I didn't want to assume that you and ocho were liberals. You aren't Trumpies, and you seem to think they irrationally hate Mexicans and want to nuke them. IE, you don't understand what their viewpoint is. That's what reminded me of that study*. Your response is full of stuff ...