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by I Shrugged
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238113

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Yes I read it that lifting of mask mandates caused a 1 to 2 percent increase in cases, and the same for in person dining. And they are reporting that as “significant”.

I actually hoped masking was reasonably worthwhile.
by I Shrugged
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Dr Seuss
Replies: 35
Views: 519

Re: Dr Seuss

As a libertarian (with a small l by the way), I agree that Amazon or the foundation can stop selling the books. That doesn’t mean the reasons are not incredibly moronic. Are libertarians not allowed to talk about that? I think you have a dumb, caricature-ish view of libertarianism. Has anyone here c...
by I Shrugged
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238113

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Oh well....... More of the same. State of Emergency extended until Christmas 2021 in Victoria. But children will get 1/2 price fines - that's positive ::) https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victoria-s-state-of-emergency-set-to-be-extended-until-december-20210302-p576zs.html I’m dying to se...
by I Shrugged
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Copper
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Copper

Cortopassi wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:21 pm
That sounds like WAY too much work, man.
Obviously you never met my dad. :)

We inherited bags and bags of those pennies, accumulated for that reason.
by I Shrugged
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why a housing scarcity?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Why a housing scarcity?

I think the pool of potential homebuyers has increased noticeably over the past year due to people taking money they normally would have spent on vacations and social outings (sports, concerts, restaurants, and bars) and redirecting it toward home down payments -- whether for a first home, second/v...
by I Shrugged
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why a housing scarcity?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Why a housing scarcity?

Sure hope lending rules haven't been loosened along with all of this again.... In my area, houses seem to go under contract immediately, and the few that I have spoken to got a few thousand over asking price. So who is buying in a state that is losing people? Are buyers coming out to Buffalo Grove ...
by I Shrugged
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why a housing scarcity?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Why a housing scarcity?

On a nationwide level we never did get back to trend on home building (i.e. a trend that would roughly keep up with population growth) after the start of the Great Recession. To be fair we did need to (for a little while) stop building so many homes as the trend was above population growth during t...
by I Shrugged
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why a housing scarcity?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Why a housing scarcity?

Sure hope lending rules haven't been loosened along with all of this again.... In my area, houses seem to go under contract immediately, and the few that I have spoken to got a few thousand over asking price. So who is buying in a state that is losing people? Are buyers coming out to Buffalo Grove ...
by I Shrugged
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why a housing scarcity?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Why a housing scarcity?

The NYC apt market makes sense. Never considered AirBnB! We have our snowbird AZ home under contract. It's becoming a bidding war thing here. We got a little more than asking, on the first day, and that was a month ago. During that month it has become much more intense. Our agent says it's actually ...
by I Shrugged
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why a housing scarcity?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Why a housing scarcity?

Second hand info, a guy from my home town wants to move to Phoenix and build a new house. Builder is telling him it will be 9 months to 2 years to get one built. Materials shortages mostly.
by I Shrugged
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why a housing scarcity?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Why a housing scarcity?

All of these people wanting houses today. Where were they living? Are those places emptying? Are rents dropping? Are purchase prices dropping for rental homes and apartments?

Or is it due to interstate moves?
by I Shrugged
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Volcker
Replies: 32
Views: 1187

Re: Volcker

I'll add that we find ourselves in a weird time because we have a system that through technology is massively deflationary, while at the same time having an economic system that is based around consistent inflation. It's like the two don't mix very well and in many ways trying to force the square p...
by I Shrugged
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 57
Views: 831

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

What percentage of people over 65 die in the next month in normal times? It’s greater than zero. In any population getting vaccinated, some will die the next day or within the week, even if they had gotten a placebo. Need to see the causation. Presumably its less than 4.91/100,000 If over 65, that ...
by I Shrugged
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238113

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

vnatale wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:13 am
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Do you have a take on the above?
by I Shrugged
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 57
Views: 831

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

What percentage of people over 65 die in the next month in normal times?

It’s greater than zero. In any population getting vaccinated, some will die the next day or within the week, even if they had gotten a placebo. Need to see the causation.
by I Shrugged
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Tyler hits it out of the park (again)
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: Tyler hits it out of the park (again)

I guess I need to watch The Matrix.
by I Shrugged
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rising Republican Star Faces Accusations from Women
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Rising Republican Star Faces Accusations from Women

I think that the younger a person is who looks to enter politics, the more likely it is that they are sociopathic or the like. I’ve seen some aspiring career politicians up close and personal. Their motives are not good. I would expand the old joke: “Those that can, do. Those that can’t, teach. Thos...
by I Shrugged
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin as a complement or alternative to gold in the PP
Replies: 76
Views: 1350

Re: Bitcoin as a complement or alternative to gold in the PP

The more bad things Janet Yellen says about bitcoin, the more you should think that it is good. I don't own any but that point should be obvious as heck.
by I Shrugged
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Can History Predict the Future?
Replies: 23
Views: 828

Re: Can History Predict the Future?

It does seem like a lot of the antifa crowd are angry liberal arts graduates.
by I Shrugged
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bombing Syria
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Bombing Syria

Let’s cool it with the alt right extremists conspiracy theories. We have to trust our elected leaders. I’m sure Biden has good cause to do this and it will come out in the course of time. When your guy was president, we didn’t jump to conclusions and attack him, please afford us Democrats the same ...
by I Shrugged
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2081

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

Another anecdote. One of the funeral home owners in my hometown told my brother than he is worn out from dealing with the extra funeral load. And that there is a shortage of caskets nationwide. My hometown is 5 or 6 thousand population, semi rural. Only one anecdote but it certainly sounds like ther...
by I Shrugged
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 188
Views: 6656

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

I hang around with a lot of seniors. Most are reporting not much reaction. One person had a low grade fever for several days. She got vaccinated right after having Covid. All of these have gotten Moderna.
by I Shrugged
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Buy and Hold Stock Millionaires
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Buy and Hold Stock Millionaires

What if she had worked for Sears instead of Abbot?

I'm with John Bogle. Index funds have not let me down. I learned this by first trying to pick stocks.
by I Shrugged
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bombing Syria
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Bombing Syria

Is it being covered in MSM?
by I Shrugged
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Leaving North Korea
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Leaving North Korea

Wow, that’s an adventure.