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by Kriegsspiel
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 57
Views: 829

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

Another fun fact is that at least one pharma executive has not submitted himself to his own experimental program. Something about a cook who won't eat his own food... There's certainly a smidgen of skepticism across the spectrum. I saw recently that among Chinese front line medical workers, less th...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Following M3A1 Grease Gun #750213 Through Vietnam
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Following M3A1 Grease Gun #750213 Through Vietnam

This was a cool article. I know there are some Nam vets here. Combat Marines are full of sea stories. I’ve heard and loved many of them, even the ones I knew weren’t true. But of all the noteworthy sea stories I’ve heard, the one about three combat photographers who shared a captured-and-then-captur...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Back to School Blues
Replies: 17
Views: 705

Re: Back to School Blues

This week, Matt Meyer did what many parents long to do. He dropped off his kid at school. That’s unusual in Berkeley, California, where he lives, because the schools there have been closed for a year, and the teachers’ union adamantly opposes their reopening. Parents like Mr. Meyer who can afford p...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Dr Seuss
Replies: 35
Views: 517

Re: Dr Seuss

Incidentally, when looking for children's books for my niece & nephew, I eventually decided on a very old book for the niece (from the 30s, IIRC. They already have every Dr. Seuss book), and one by Jocko Willink for the nephew. Contemporary children's books are complete fucking garbage.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: For the Silver Stackers
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: For the Silver Stackers

I've never thought about it before, but it is sad that German-speakers can't really enjoy Downfall memes.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Dr Seuss
Replies: 35
Views: 517

Re: Dr Seuss

The cancellings are being enacted quicker. There seems to be zero ability to ignore mentally ill Twitter users. Truly a sad time to be an American.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238104

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I love how Hal is taking this on the stiff upper lip.
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Mars
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Mars

LOL.

The one time I intended to write your actual screen name, I still wrote kgb. The fail is real.
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Signatures
Replies: 140
Views: 14251

Re: Signatures

One horse can carry 125 kg on its back, but it can drag 2500 kg on a cart. If it pulls a barge along a river, it can drag 30,000 kg, 30 tonnes, and it can drag 50 tonnes if the weight is on a barge in quiet water, i.e., on a canal. Have any mule stats? I’m kind of into mules and donkeys. Don’t quot...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 895
Views: 59491

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

I know this will sound weird, since I know that both of you are probably sitting calmly in chairs writing on the internet, but I like to imagine you as Willem Defoe in Boondock Saints , whirling around and yelling, "Premarkets were down... The selling fed off itself. The PP assets were under attack....
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Mars
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Mars

kgb secretly loves when people rag on the government, he brings it up every chance he gets.

It is cool though. Would only be cooler if SpaceX landed their own rover and we had a Battle Bots fight to the death. But still, this is an acceptable level of coolness.
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Volcker
Replies: 32
Views: 1185

Re: Volcker

I just wonder how you get inflation without rising wages...yes, I know they are talking 15 an hour minimum wage...we'll see if that passes.Even still, at 15 an hour once you back social security, medicare, health insurance, fed and state taxes out you are left with just enough to rent a small apart...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Best Deal right now on Gold
Replies: 121
Views: 6147

Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

$14/oz over spot: https://www.gainesvillecoins.com/products/154671/pamp-suisse-100-gram-gold-bar Thats an incredible price but it is 3.2oz. Its going to be a lot less liquid if you ever intend to sell so your bid/ask spread might be higher. Still, if you've got $5,700 to plunk down on gold it's a g...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet
Replies: 15
Views: 250

Re: Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet

IMO, even if people were editing the articles in good faith, Wikipedia's format is doomed to fail (or, become more disconnected from reality, some might not consider that failure) because their sources are shit. That said, I suspect that articles about sage grouse or other innocuous subject are safe...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Can History Predict the Future?
Replies: 23
Views: 828

Re: Can History Predict the Future?

On the other hand, you have people like Gregory Clark, who has the best non-fiction book titles of anyone*. He's done a lot of work on how the overproduction of elites, particularly in England, filtered down and was probably one of the main reason for massive progress. * All Hemingway puns: A Farew...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 1068
Views: 231283

Re: YouTube Junkie

by Kriegsspiel
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Books?
Replies: 135
Views: 21962

Re: Books?

On the topic of WW I All Quiet On The Western Front by Remarque Storm Of Steel by Junger World War One by Stone 1917 (movie) by Mendes Hardcore History: Blueprint For Armageddon (podcast) by Dan Carlin The Great War by Hart World War I by SLA Marshall A Storm in Flanders by Groom To End All Wars by ...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2079

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

tomfoolery wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:38 pm
SomeDude wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:58 pm

Saying "i know a guy on the internet who goes by the handle KingKongAlBundy lost his great aunt from Covid" isn't really evidence of a pandemic.
I know 500,000 Americans who died of Covid. They were all my brothers or sisters. Dead.
From August 2020.
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 895
Views: 59491

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

Whatever happens, they have got
the ECB,
and we have not
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Record catch of more than 23 tonnes of cocaine
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Record catch of more than 23 tonnes of cocaine

I saw that, definitely a lot of cocaine.

What are they going to do with it, dump it in the North Sea? What a shame.
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238104

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Modern medicine is the shiznittlesnap.
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 378
Views: 84997

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

bitcoininthevp is a good bro.
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2079

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

I saw an interesting PBS documentary about small English villages that survived the Black Death. A genetics study of descendants of survivors still living in those villages revealed a high incidence of a particular gene linked to immune proteins (sorry I forget exactly what it was). If this gene (a...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Help a Mofo Out with his PP
Replies: 18
Views: 815

Re: Help a Mofo Out with his PP

Owning individual bonds has been pretty easy, and you avoid the ER. TLT is obviously easier because you won't have to sell them every 10 years, but you pay an ER. Vanguard didn't process my sell order for individual bonds back when they were at their peak in 2020, I don't think that would happen wit...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Defensive Strategy
Replies: 26
Views: 854

Re: Gold Defensive Strategy

As far as I can tell, Cullen is saying that you can do MMT, as in, it's technically possible to implement. But you'll eventually get inflation/Bad Things from it.