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by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Great Reset
Replies: 16
Views: 290

Re: The Great Reset

Coincidentally, driving down main street in my small town, I'd estimate roughly 75% or 80% of the vacant storefronts (of which there are a lot) all have the same "sold" sign on the front of the building. My neighbor, who's lived here all his life, said they've been vacant for decades. I wonder if a...
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 140
Views: 6105

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

Suppose I link my car to some satoshis. Then what? Can you link it to just one? What can i do if I have 1 satoshi? If i find a use for satoshis, can i just buy them and use them on the spot? What is the benefit to having them? Well they aren’t consumables. I think Vincent is saying they can be used...
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4503
Views: 327375

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

My doctor may or may not be qualified to determine whether the vaccines work and whether I should take it or not. Krispy Kreme and Whoopi Goldberg are probably less qualified. Yeah, good point. I bet doctors were on board with thalidomide too. I have a hard time with this line of thought. If you do...
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 140
Views: 6105

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

Suppose I link my car to some satoshis. Then what?
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4503
Views: 327375

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Because I'm in summer mode, I have been skipping over all of the invermectin stories and videos that keep showing up. So is it anyone's opinion/guess here that this treatment is doing a lot of good? I do realize that the US medical establishment and progressive political class in general is against ...
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4503
Views: 327375

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

jalanlong wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:54 am



My doctor may or may not be qualified to determine whether the vaccines work and whether I should take it or not. Krispy Kreme and Whoopi Goldberg are probably less qualified.
Yeah, good point. I bet doctors were on board with thalidomide too.
by I Shrugged
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: IMF proposes ‘solidarity’ tax on pandemic winners and wealthy
Replies: 9
Views: 430

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

Similar nonsense from the G7 meeting... https://news.yahoo.com/g7-rivals-china-grand-infrastructure-003947736.html The White House said U.S. President Joe Biden and other G7 leaders hope their global infrastructure plan, known as the Build Back Better World initiative, will help close a $40 trillio...
by I Shrugged
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Want to lose weight & treatment for diabetes
Replies: 40
Views: 413

Re: Want to lose weight & treatment for diabetes

if it is the case that high-carb diets cause Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome then why was T2 diabetes virtually non-existent from, say, 1900 to the mid-1960s (and fairly rare until the mid-1970s)? Where are you getting this information? One of the more ghoulish things passed on to me by my p...
by I Shrugged
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Best gold deal out there
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Best gold deal out there

https://bullionexchanges.com/1-oz-american-eagle-gold-coin-random-year At 7% over spot, this is the best option i think right now. You can pay 1-3% less with other (less desirable) coins like the maple leaf, Philharmonic, or Britannia, but that's not enough to overcome the eagle's advantages imo. T...
by I Shrugged
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?
Replies: 72
Views: 1390

Re: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?

In the summer, I don't care about political things. Or much of anything important. I even forget about stock prices and my portfolio. Been that way for a while now. I think it's a good thing. But I still like to talk on the internet. :)
by I Shrugged
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4503
Views: 327375

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I equate Fauci to a modern day Copernicus, and if he is martyred, so be it, but in 500 years, people will still be talking about his courage and likely have a holiday named after him. Dr. Fauci is no martyr; he is the most highly paid civil servant in the US government. He is also remarkably-- and ...
by I Shrugged
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 936
Views: 28174

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

We would be against getting our kids vaccinated, at this point. The heart inflammation thing needs to be answered.
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 692

Re: Why the Allies Won

Vinny, I wasn't trying to equate anything to D-Day, but rather was saying there were any number of key moments, actions, battles, developments, and decisions that affected the outcome of the war. I'm not going to try to compile a list. You are a more literal person than I am. And that's saying somet...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 692

Re: Why the Allies Won

A few days ago in discussing the cause(s) of the Civil War....Xan warned us about oversimplying when it comes to history. Also, a few days ago, I started reading this excellent book: https://www.amazon.com/Why-the-Allies-Won/dp/039331619X/ref=cm_wl_huc_item Why the Allies Won I think I am about 1/3...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4503
Views: 327375

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

From Victoria O0 https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2021/06/victorian-fuckdown-to-end-tonight/ We have more cases than that almost anywhere in the US, and most states are either completely open or open enough that it doesn't matter. Your leaders are insane. I hope they understand that this virus is g...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3024
Views: 807599

Re: The GOLD scream room

Smith1776 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:50 am
Buy gold! 👑
Now you're talking.
;)
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 692

Re: Why the Allies Won

A few days ago in discussing the cause(s) of the Civil War....Xan warned us about oversimplying when it comes to history. Also, a few days ago, I started reading this excellent book: https://www.amazon.com/Why-the-Allies-Won/dp/039331619X/ref=cm_wl_huc_item Why the Allies Won I think I am about 1/3...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Lives Saved Since March 2020?
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Lives Saved Since March 2020?

Hal wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:26 am
tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:03 am
I'm not going to call myself a hero for wearing a mask, but not all heroes wear capes.
Is there another side of your life you're keeping from us? 8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M68ndaZSKa8
I figured him for this:
https://www.youtube.com/user/iTomFoolery
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 140
Views: 6105

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

I can see that say a Bitcoin has intrinsic value because it takes a lot of energy to produce it. Just as it takes work to produce gold. Say all the gold in the world was mined and sold. Supply of gold only coming from people who choose to sell gold and vice versa. Does intrinsic value say that gold...
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 140
Views: 6105

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 I Shrugged
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4503
Views: 327375

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I will say that there is a bit of confirmation bias in looking at crowds at a concert or ballgame and pointing out that they are not wearing masks. I feel like most people who would attend something with a large crowd right now are probably people who are not overly concerned with Covid. The people...
by I Shrugged
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4503
Views: 327375

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Here in a reddish part of Illinois, most people in stores or entering restaurants are still masking even though most establishments have dropped the requirement. This Friday the state will be fully open except for masking in health care settings and schools (boo), so I'll be interested to see if peo...
by I Shrugged
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 140
Views: 6105

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

I can see that say a Bitcoin has intrinsic value because it takes a lot of energy to produce it. Just as it takes work to produce gold.
by I Shrugged
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Should Single Family Home Rentals be Legal?
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Should Single Family Home Rentals be Legal?

Tom I think you are too focused on financial optimization of your life. There is a point of diminishing or even negative returns in terms of the amount of financial focus. Houses are expensive. Spouses are expensive. Kids are expensive. Super early retirement is super expensive. And then what?