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by Kriegsspiel
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Baseball?
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Baseball?

Attach!
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Baseball?
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Baseball?

Only playing it.
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Netflix junkie
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Netflix junkie

Holy fuck, guys.

That Chappelle standup is goddamn hilarious.

:P :P :P :P :P

5x :P
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 623
Views: 58902

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Is it just me, or is the crop of 2020 Dems unusually filled with liars? I don't try to memorize the offenses, but I'm pretty sure several of them have proven track records of lies. And I can think back to the same thing in other years. John Kerry, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Hillary. Usually they are in...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Estate Taxes
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Estate Taxes

I'm definitely ignorant of how inheritance works. Is it fair to say that "taxy" stuff, or things that they (now you) have to pay ongoing taxes on (stock/bond holdings, real estate, businesses, royalties..) are subject to inheritance tax, but non-taxy stuff, like household goods, art, collectibles, g...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Estate Taxes
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Estate Taxes

Inheritances are income to the receiving party. Forget the estate tax. Tax it within the income tax regime. I'd think that would have the same problems as the wealth tax. If your parents liked to collect art or cars or nice tools or some other non-financial things, and passed them down to you, you'...
by Kriegsspiel
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will America ever be great again?
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Will America ever be great again?

Yeah, the train tech out of Japan is amazing. I'm always kind of confused when people refer to the moribund stagnant low growth economy of Japan. The image that conjures up doesn't seem to fit with everything I watch or read about the country. We on the other hand somehow keep growing but our roads...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Prices you bought in at?
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Prices you bought in at?

When I started the PP: VTI was at $75.04 30 year Treasuries were at 2.95% Gold spot was $1,730 1 year Treasuries were at 0.18% VTI was over $154 July this year. I think it was about at it's peak at the time I started the PP, around what it was in 2007 before it crashed. Bonds hit 2.09% in July 2016,...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Meritocracy's Miserable Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Meritocracy's Miserable Winners

I realized this when reading your comment: only 5% of people can join the upper 5%, right? Argh, how selective!! If 3% of the middle/lower class joins the top 5%, and if the "middle/lower" is defined (arbitrarily) as the bottom 2/3, that 3% translates to 2% overall. Which leaves 3% for members of t...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Meritocracy's Miserable Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Meritocracy's Miserable Winners

I had the opportunity to go to Brown University or the University of Rhode Island. I went to Brown. I have this sneaking suspicion that somehow I'd have ended up in exactly the same place, with a lot less stress, and having spent a lot less of my parents' money. And Brown was "cheap" back then. My ...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Meritocracy's Miserable Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Meritocracy's Miserable Winners

On average, children whose parents make more than $200,000 a year score about 250 points higher on the SAT than children whose parents make $40,000 to $60,000. Only about one in 200 children from the poorest third of households achieves SAT scores at Yale’s median. It's almost like there's a big ge...