Search found 1978 matches

by I Shrugged
Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 36
Views: 341

Re: Mar A Lago documents

Also from the same article (and presumably from the same source); The people familiar with the matter cautioned that the investigation is ongoing, that no final determinations have been made, and that it is possible additional information could emerge that changes investigators’ understanding of Tr...
by I Shrugged
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 36
Views: 341

Re: Mar A Lago documents

Also from the same article (and presumably from the same source); The people familiar with the matter cautioned that the investigation is ongoing, that no final determinations have been made, and that it is possible additional information could emerge that changes investigators’ understanding of Tr...
by I Shrugged
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 36
Views: 341

Re: Mar A Lago documents

Bullshit aside. Is there any chance that if there was something incriminating there that it wouldn't have been leaked yet? Hell, they immediately leaked photos of the empty classified folders that were included in the boxes that the GSA packed up and sent to Trump's warehouse. Don't you think that ...
by I Shrugged
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 36
Views: 341

Mar A Lago documents

So this turned out to be nothing? Who could have guessed?
Good timing of the raid and sensational story versus the actual, though, vis a vis the elections.

And, have any MSM outlets reported on the fizzle like they did the sizzle? I haven’t seen it.
by I Shrugged
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 761
Views: 50960

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

And this is where you are so wrong. It takes two to tango. Kennedy was able to negotiate, because Kruschev was willing to negotiate. Putin tried to solve this thing diplomatically so many times and guess who wouldn't talk with him and just kept pushing NATO expansion more aggressively? Interesting ...
by I Shrugged
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 761
Views: 50960

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

And this is where you are so wrong. It takes two to tango. Kennedy was able to negotiate, because Kruschev was willing to negotiate. Putin tried to solve this thing diplomatically so many times and guess who wouldn't talk with him and just kept pushing NATO expansion more aggressively? Interesting ...
by I Shrugged
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 761
Views: 50960

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Bring on the alternative viewpoints. We don’t need an echo chamber.
by I Shrugged
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 761
Views: 50960

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

And on the other other hand, given the neocon track record on conducting or supporting wars to remove bad guys from power and see them replaced with lovely pro-western leaders, why will this be any different?

Image
by I Shrugged
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 761
Views: 50960

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Who here would support their children or nieces and nephews bring sent to fight Russia? Do you draw the line there? We are at war with Russia, but currently by proxy.
by I Shrugged
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US House to investigate the Bidens et al
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: US House to investigate the Bidens et al

Are you talking about RussiaGate? @kbg

Has there been an investigation of the laptop and its vectors? I’m not aware of it, or maybe I am forgetting.
by I Shrugged
Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US House to investigate the Bidens et al
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: US House to investigate the Bidens et al

I don't think they will find anything new on the FBI as that dog has been run. I am looking forward to the social media companies side of the investigation. However, I think at the end of the day, given current law, they can simply say our job is take make money and those were our decisions. May no...
by I Shrugged
Thu Nov 17, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US House to investigate the Bidens et al
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: US House to investigate the Bidens et al

I don't think they will find anything new on the FBI as that dog has been run. I am looking forward to the social media companies side of the investigation. However, I think at the end of the day, given current law, they can simply say our job is take make money and those were our decisions. May no...
by I Shrugged
Thu Nov 17, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 761
Views: 50960

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

I only very rarely watch Fox News. What is Tucker saying?
by I Shrugged
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US House to investigate the Bidens et al
Replies: 15
Views: 358

US House to investigate the Bidens et al

Investigation of obvious questions raised by the laptop. I hope they include why the FBI and social media companies ran political interference on the story. This could be good. OTOH it’s being run by the Republicans, so incompetent PR can be expected.
by I Shrugged
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 761
Views: 50960

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Posting an image 4 days after the invasion and reports from 2014...pales in comparison to the unmitigated atrocity of the Russians over the past 9 months. I'm certain there are war crimes going both ways, but every report shows the mass preponderance perpetrated by the Russians. I see why the Ukran...
by I Shrugged
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A history lesson for our crypto trolls
Replies: 21
Views: 833

Re: A history lesson for our crypto trolls

I hope it works. The electricity usage is a problem. The electricity usage is what makes it fair and scarce. How else do you fairly distribute the money over time? Anyone can get paid to do the work to secure the network. It's similar to how gold has been fairly distributed over the centuries, peop...
by I Shrugged
Mon Nov 14, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A history lesson for our crypto trolls
Replies: 21
Views: 833

Re: A history lesson for our crypto trolls

There are so many things working against crypto that it almost has to fail, at least in this early phase. That's been my approach to it. If it ever becomes relatively stable and useful, then I'm interested. I have never felt the FOMO need to make money on it on the way up. I'm of the opinion that B...
by I Shrugged
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A history lesson for our crypto trolls
Replies: 21
Views: 833

Re: A history lesson for our crypto trolls

There are so many things working against crypto that it almost has to fail, at least in this early phase. That's been my approach to it.
If it ever becomes relatively stable and useful, then I'm interested. I have never felt the FOMO need to make money on it on the way up.
by I Shrugged
Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Another Gold ETF post
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Another Gold ETF post

I hold GLD and am stuck because of the tax consequences of selling. What are the downsides of SGOL?
by I Shrugged
Sun Nov 06, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1600
Views: 264419

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

dualstow wrote:
Tue Oct 25, 2022 4:18 pm
I’m so jealous of you guys.
I’m on an annoying diet — not for weight loss but for digestive health.
It feels like I’m allowed to eat soba and tap water.
Is it helping?
I should be doing the same.
by I Shrugged
Fri Nov 04, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: White House Deletes Tweet After Context Note
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: White House Deletes Tweet After Context Note

Inflation is so high that America’s seniors got the biggest increase in their Social Security checks since….

Doesn’t have the same ring to it.
:)
by I Shrugged
Tue Nov 01, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Fourth Branch of Government
Replies: 43
Views: 1861

Re: The Fourth Branch of Government

I'm constantly noting how in my local newspaper most of the articles seem to be about government and the people in government. On a relative basis the articles on business achievers are few. Hah, I wrote to a newspaper editor one time and pointed out the same thing. The whole paper was always about...
by I Shrugged
Mon Oct 31, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Fourth Branch of Government
Replies: 43
Views: 1861

Re: The Fourth Branch of Government

There comes a point, after the student loans are canceled, the stimulus checks stop, and the credit cards are maxed out, that the money runs out and that the productive members of society get tired of being shit on and simply refuse to pull the wagon. At that point, the do-nothings are going to hav...
by I Shrugged
Sat Oct 29, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The disinformation scam and other threats to free speech
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: The disinformation scam and other threats to free speech

This is a holistic movement. If you have any reach with dissenting thoughts, you can be free speech and financially strangled. Yay digital money!

And the big institutions are falling all over themselves to do it! In supposedly the “freest country on earth”.
by I Shrugged
Sat Oct 29, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The disinformation scam and other threats to free speech
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: The disinformation scam and other threats to free speech

Vinny, they froze people’s bank accounts. How does a normal person then live, let alone send money to a cause?

See the forest, not just the trees.