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by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Buy, Borrow, Die. Legally Never pay Taxes.
Replies: 31
Views: 282

Re: Buy, Borrow, Die. Legally Never pay Taxes.

Great topic. I have noticed a few people I keep up with mentioned margin loans semi-recently: Tynan and MMM (may all praise and blessings be upon him). And as I mentioned in the other thread, I just finished a good book by Anderson, The Value Of Debt In Building Wealth, that talked about a lot of th...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: IMF proposes ‘solidarity’ tax on pandemic winners and wealthy
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: IMF proposes ‘solidarity’ tax on pandemic winners and wealthy

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told lawmakers on Thursday that debt relief for poor and developing countries would be hampered without new funding, while $2.7 billion in current unmet U.S. commitments to the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other institutions would grow. "Without n...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 936
Views: 28070

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

Well, forcing kids to get a vaccine would illustrate the shivaistic nature of biological weapons. I wonder if the Chinese are kicking themselves for not being ready to exploit the situation. It's like when the Germans first unleashed poison gas in WWI. The defending Algerians and some French basical...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4494
Views: 326089

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I suspect there are two big reasons why the vaccine is being pushed so hard. One is to cover the tracks of politicians who reacted too strongly to Covid with the lockdowns. They can point to the vaccine as being a game changer, and hope that everybody forgets about how much unnecessary mental/physi...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

Having rules is part of the white superstructure of power onslaught cum patriarchy*.


* as soon as I wrote it I really like it.
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 936
Views: 28070

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

I can't help but think that if the marketing moved more in the direction of "get vaccinated because this was an in-development biological weapon that escaped, not a natural virus" more people would see getting vaccinated favorably. I wonder if Joe has put the kibosh on that because the Chinese have ...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Great Reset
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: The Great Reset

I'm not sure that this is a Great Reset push. I could see wealthy insane people trying to take advantage of conditions on the ground to move it forward, but I don't see Black Rock as being on board with an environmentalist reduced-standard-of-living fever dream. Remember, Black Rock bought tons of h...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Whatever happened to ISIS?
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Whatever happened to ISIS?

I wonder whether MBS had anything to do with it.
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 1084
Views: 254515

Re: YouTube Junkie

How Deadly Are Shotguns . Garand Thumb. I recently inherited a 12 gauge pump that I haven't shot yet. I now feel like shooting anything but a ballistic gel with organs and bone would just be... lame. I was SHOCKED that he was using wood for his target stands instead of something more economical, li...
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?
Replies: 65
Views: 1041

Re: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?

Almost no American history is taught to us Canadians in our public high schools. Same here for the most part. Anyway, aren't you guy's fascinated to know that Hudson's Bay Company is our oldest company? And that our economy got going with the beaver pelt trade? O0 Personally, I think the HBC is pre...
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The 20 basis point per year rule-of-thumb
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: The 20 basis point per year rule-of-thumb

It sounds like a pretty easy way to stay away from inverted yield curves? As to whether it's out of date, I've seen real estate investors talking about how the 1% rule (which used to be the 2% rule) has become outdated as well. It's tough to grasp though. Are all the rules still good, and we shouldn...
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4494
Views: 326089

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

She's pregnant again and same issue. Congratulations, SomeDude! A word of warning: once you get to three you have to switch your defense from man-on-man to zone. :-) ^-^ ^-^ ^-^ Ah ha thank you! Yes, congrats. Regarding #3 i gave her a choice...deliver unto me a boy to carry forth my name and the p...
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 135
Views: 5900

Re: I think it’s time to move into crypto

Perhaps the whole thing was an inside job and/or false flag operation. Or it could just be an incredibly stupid move by people supposedly smart enough to know how to hack into a critical pipeline operator. What would the point of the false flag have been? As far as I can tell, this pipeline shuttin...
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Meme Thread
Replies: 156
Views: 11292

Re: The Meme Thread

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by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 135
Views: 5900

Re: I think it’s time to move into crypto

LOL WHAT The Justice Department said on Monday that it had recovered much of the ransom paid to hackers last month who shut down the computer systems of Colonial Pipeline, a critical pipeline operator. The seizure on Monday marked a first-of-its-kind effort by a new Justice Department task force to ...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Whatever happened to ISIS?
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Whatever happened to ISIS?

They didnt mask up. This would have been a better joke on any group other than an Arab one ;D I think a significant factor is how much American media companies care to report on. Islamists in general are still up to constant, smoldering no-goodness, but it doesn't make the news too much anymore. Fo...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Does PP Only Work In Times of Declining Bond Yields?
Replies: 55
Views: 964

Re: Does PP Only Work In Times of Declining Bond Yields?

This is something I struggle with. I am in a position where we can live on my wife's income and my income can go straight to savings. So given my high savings rate and the fact that my rewards checking account offers me 3.5% interest, do I really need to take on the risk of investments at all? I gu...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Does PP Only Work In Times of Declining Bond Yields?
Replies: 55
Views: 964

Re: Does PP Only Work In Times of Declining Bond Yields?

Unless you bought a house before 2020 and have at least $1M in assets socked away, or you have a job where you are making $300k per year and willing to work until you are 60+ years old, then a capital preservation strategy is a path to poverty. If you're making even $100k gross in a "low cost of li...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?
Replies: 65
Views: 1041

Re: Finding Stuff To Make You Angry?

REAL MEN DON'T PLAY SOFT DIXIE
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Withdrawal rates and size of nest egg needed in current negative real interest rate world
Replies: 25
Views: 1015

Re: Withdrawal rates and size of nest egg needed in current negative real interest rate world

You can also live in a high-tax state while retired, since you can draw down the cash over a period of years without incurring capital gains. Then move on to establish residency in a low-tax state when you need to rebalance. Obviously one could do that with any investment portfolio, the PP just bake...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Tomfoolery's dream home?
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Tomfoolery's dream home?

Purchasing this house would lock you into living in California, which is a huge downside at this point. Only really a desirable location for someone with enough money to have manned defenses around their estate and/or those who can't survive outside a narrow band of pleasant temperatures.
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Does PP Only Work In Times of Declining Bond Yields?
Replies: 55
Views: 964

Re: Does PP Only Work In Times of Declining Bond Yields?

I dont know if this applies, but I've learned that it's foolish to piss in the wind and it's foolish to go against the government of the world's dominant fiat currency. The government wants the stock market to do well. If I was 100% in stocks since I turned 18 a little over 20 years ago, I'd have f...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Does PP Only Work In Times of Declining Bond Yields?
Replies: 55
Views: 964

Re: Does PP Only Work In Times of Declining Bond Yields?

If we have an environment over the next 10 to 20 years where inflation remains at 5%+, as interest rates slowly creep up, but still yield negative real returns, I don't see how the PP can survive. Although the next question is "compared to what?" and perhaps no portfolio can survive that environmen...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Withdrawal rates and size of nest egg needed in current negative real interest rate world
Replies: 25
Views: 1015

Re: Withdrawal rates and size of nest egg needed in current negative real interest rate world

As far as I know, 3% withdrawal rate has been successful all the time. Then again, it's a pretty damn new concept in the grand scheme of things, only a blip in the human experience. I acknowledge that I'm an extreme Lindy-ite, having been known to say that "corporations have only been around for a f...