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by Kriegsspiel
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: If you were President...
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: If you were President...

Repeal the 1965 Higher Education Act... the 2008 Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act... basically all the government education actions.
by Kriegsspiel
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5357
Views: 491918

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

In the UK it was described that secondary attack rates among household contacts exposed to fully vaccinated index cases was similar to household contacts exposed to unvaccinated index cases (25% for vaccinated vs 23% for unvaccinated). 12 of 31 infections in fully vaccinated household contacts (39%...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: It's all about China
Replies: 116
Views: 40103

Re: It's all about China

I don't, by the way.
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: It's all about China
Replies: 116
Views: 40103

Re: It's all about China

Smith1776 wrote:
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:23 pm
Who here has an above market allocation to China in their portfolio?
Funny you should ask, Smithers:

Is China really destined to be the biggest economy in the world?

And

Is China's catch-up growth over?
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 234
Views: 26908

Re: Would you wear a mask?

If you were a Lutheran living in Germany in the 1930's would you have followed that dictum? The early Christians didn't even obey it when it came to worshipping Caeser so who are you to decide and under what principles do your feel free to to judge other people? I'm not comparing those issuing mand...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5357
Views: 491918

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

So, it turns out that the immune system can actually do it's job in a pinch. I had some blood drawn yesterday (results arrived in my email today) and not only do I have horrible cholesterol and good Vitamin D and average testosterone and reasonably good A1c, but also I am over the charts on Covid a...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 1118
Views: 294232

Re: YouTube Junkie

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by Kriegsspiel
Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last
Replies: 21
Views: 2208

Re: The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last

I'm making my way through the newsletters I get from Peter Zeihan, here's what he had to say about inflation: I’ve got two bits of good news and one bit of bad news. Good1: The good news is that as high as energy prices have recently become in the United States, relief is on the way. Oil and natural...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5357
Views: 491918

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

It was this discussion from earlier. Maybe their wives are mask-people and they didn't want to get into it with them there. We have to start making fun of mask people or at least looking at them like they're weird. Since this is not the first time you suggested that, I gotta ask and put wild assumpt...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5357
Views: 491918

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

dualstow wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:47 pm
Remember when SomeDude or whoever suggested harrassing mask wearers in stores the way some mask wearers do to non wearers? That’s just as bad.
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Maybe we didn't remember SomeDude's stance accurately.
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5357
Views: 491918

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The cognitive part that relates to the political stuff is that one may come away with the understanding that these people, who can be convinced to do something as abnormal as wearing a mask in a car alone for 30 minutes, can be convinced to do other things that WOULD effect other people outside of ...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5357
Views: 491918

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I guess the difference is, when someone washes their hands obsessively or uses a wipe after touching a doorknob, there’s no political flavor. No one mandated it. On the other side of it, even though (some basic) handwashing is known to prevent infection, disease and death, people regularly use a pu...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: I Bonds for Permanent Portfolio
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: I Bonds for Permanent Portfolio

I-bonds are for the cash allocation. We call them "deep cash" because they have a couple different tiers that you have to clear (no redemption until 1 year, 3 month interest penalty before 5 years), but once you're unencumbered, they're an excellent form of cash.
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5357
Views: 491918

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

but are people who wear masks really deranged? Some of them have immunocompromised kids or parents and they probably feel every little bit helps. Some of them are, sure. People who are abnormally terrified of germs are abnormal (usually called OCD or something phobic). Western culture as a whole ge...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5357
Views: 491918

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I have two general thought paths on that. One, is that it's more of a hind-brain thought process, not a cognitive one. It's natural to be disturbed by deranged people. "Libertarian" leanings aren't relevant in your disturbed feelings when you're standing by someone who is screaming at a telephone po...
by Kriegsspiel
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: i-Bonds How-to Q&A as of 2021 November
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: i-Bonds How-to Q&A as of 2021 November

_ I copied and pasted some notes from the site about converting paper to digital. Is that the way to go now? I don't have to take my paper bonds to the bank? (My bank is still linked to my TreasDirect account, ready to go). Yup. I converted some paper bonds my grandparents had given me into a Conve...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Houston Firefighters Pension Fund Makes Bitcoin, Ether Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: Houston Firefighters Pension Fund Makes Bitcoin, Ether Purchase

bitcoininthevp wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:47 am
NGMI
Tim Pool just referenced BowTiedBull, popularity-spike incoming. Which is cool, I think it's a very interesting substack.
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Preachin' to the choir
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Preachin' to the choir

I read it a few years ago, it was good.
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Preachin' to the choir
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Preachin' to the choir

As I’ve explained before, this is as true in a low rate environment as it is in a high rate environment. In fact, if you’re a bond holder holding bonds with the proper time horizon (holding bonds to maturity) then you actually want rates to RISE because then you can rebalance your bond portfolio in...
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Sucks to Be An I-Bond Hater
Replies: 33
Views: 4860

Re: Sucks to Be An I-Bond Hater

I agree. It's not that big of a pain to use Treasury Direct to buy I-Bonds, and when you do it for years on end, it's not an insignificant chunk of your portfolio. I'm glad I've been doing it over the years.
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5357
Views: 491918

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Jimmy Dore has been keeping on top of the disinformation coming out of large news corporations. This video shows how NBC's Today show massively inflates the number of children dying from COVID. The "doctor" on the show says 146,000 kids have died from COVID, while CDC numbers show less than 900 (I j...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are We Living Under Communism?
Replies: 39
Views: 3082

Re: Are We Living Under Communism?

Has it already happened? It seems that our elections are stolen, the media is Pravda, and the DOJ/FBI/CIA/NSA are all politicized. Is all lost? No, we're not living under Communism, but we are living in a neo fascist economy (and have been for quite some time) & and you're starting to see the polic...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5357
Views: 491918

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

jalanlong wrote:
Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:34 pm
I know Biden has lost patience with us though and that does weight heavily on my conscience.
Let's him.
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1909
Views: 101748

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

dualstow wrote:
Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:35 pm
Mountaineer wrote:
Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:47 pm
5 Bottles of Macallen 12 or 18 or Glenfiddich will suffice. 😉
O0 Bill Maher said Glen Youngkin sounds like Scotch you’d buy at CostCo
Ok, that's good ;D ;D
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I missed another 10x opportunity
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: I missed another 10x opportunity

lol https://awealthofcommonsense.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Screenshot-2021-11-02-141734.png I found the story here : According to a Thursday report from Fortune, a 35-year-old supermarket warehouse manager identified only as Rob invested $8,000 into Shiba Inu (SHIB) when the price was roughly ...