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by I Shrugged
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 846
Views: 237171

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

dualstow wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:47 pm
We’re all just people with different operating systems, Xan. Some run Eunuchs.
Hahaha 🤣
by I Shrugged
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abortion Discussion 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 601

Re: Abortion Discussion 2022

Riots tonight?
by I Shrugged
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 846
Views: 237171

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

I read an article about sex, and instead of writing “woman”, they used the term “vagina-haver”. A man was a penis-haver.

No matter, soon those will be deemed offensive and will be replaced.
by I Shrugged
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: SCOTUS says NY must issue carry permits
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: SCOTUS says NY must issue carry permits

Realistic question on concealed guns. On this morning's Washington Journal a woman was on who said that every women who wanted to have a concealed gun should be able to do so. Assume everyone took her advice. So when we have our softball games all the women have their guns with them. They are obvio...
by I Shrugged
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: SCOTUS says NY must issue carry permits
Replies: 4
Views: 97

SCOTUS says NY must issue carry permits

I’m sure people are freaking out. Illinois had to do this a few years ago. Hands were wrung. Gun crime would skyrocket. The children! Etc. Hundreds of thousands of carry permits were issued. Nothing bad happened with regards to permitted carriers. I mean nothing. It’s not as if criminals and crazies...
by I Shrugged
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 516
Views: 26691

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Putin Threatens To Deploy New Satan II Nuclear Missile That Can Reach UK In 3 Minutes https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-threatens-to-deploy-new-satan-ii-nuclear-missile-that-can-reach-uk-in-3-minutes//ar-AAYK0o5?li=BBnbfcL shit got real The average person will read that headline as, “Putin...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Absolutely brutal - 5/5
Replies: 171
Views: 7462

Re: Absolutely brutal - 5/5

I don’t think the PP appeals to the OCD as much as does the slicing and dicing approach. You know, is a bond barbell 0.1% better than just intermediate bonds, should I add 5% SCV, etc etc. I was (am) a control freak and I find the PP refreshingly does not feed that impulse.
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 516
Views: 26691

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

dualstow wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:26 am
He has basically romanticized himself as the new Peter the Great.
Maybe it’s just salesmanship? Or yes, he could be delusional.
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 516
Views: 26691

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

… It's pretty obvious Putin thought Ukraine would be easy. I think that was the overriding factor, but the NATO/EU expansion factor surely weighed heavily in the decision to invade. … Have you seen Putin’s own speeches about how he’s Peter the Great? I saw something about that. Again with the media...
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 516
Views: 26691

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

… It's pretty obvious Putin thought Ukraine would be easy. I think that was the overriding factor, but the NATO/EU expansion factor surely weighed heavily in the decision to invade. … Have you seen Putin’s own speeches about how he’s Peter the Great? I saw something about that. Again with the media...
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 516
Views: 26691

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Peace is never an option, it seems. NATO had to keep existing and expanding, because (it's always something). It's pretty obvious Putin thought Ukraine would be easy. I think that was the overriding factor, but the NATO/EU expansion factor surely weighed heavily in the decision to invade. US and by ...
by I Shrugged
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5015

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

Here is a thoughtful article written by Bret Weinstein, a genuinely lifelong liberal albeit a gun owner. Naturally it covers a lot of what we've discussed here. The horror of mass shootings, the 2nd amendment, self defense when police are standing down, tyrannies, the people vs the military, Austral...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Rickards on Victoria, we're famous!
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Rickards on Victoria, we're famous!

Excerpt from Jim Rickards newsletter re "The Great Leader" :P Nowhere was the fascist impulse more on display than in the state of Victoria in Australia, particularly its main city of Melbourne. Innocent citizens were arrested just for driving in cars alone. Civilians were scooped up off the street...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3543
Views: 1078997

Re: The GOLD scream room

Gold explodes when people lose confidence, especially in the currency. Apparently that hasn’t happened yet, this time.
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Absolutely brutal - 5/5
Replies: 171
Views: 7462

Re: Absolutely brutal - 5/5

I’m down about 16% ytd, just rough calculation.

It feels crappy.
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3543
Views: 1078997

Re: The GOLD scream room

Right now gold is the best horse at the glue factory.
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5015

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

For those of you who are pro-gun control, how do you plan to keep guns out of the hands of criminals (gang bangers, etc)? I mean, it worked so well for drugs..... And when you acknowledge that you really can't, how does taking guns away from law abiding citizens solve anything? Yes, that’s the real...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5015

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

Kbg, what countries did you pacify and are the opposing cultures gone?

All of the major actions I can think of, the hopelessly outgunned opposing side is still there, and we are not. Sure we killed a lot them. But in the end, they couldn’t be occupied.
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5015

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

P.S. What about comparing the U.S. to itself? 2021 to 1971? Absolutely! One weird change that nobody thinks about is that every gun control proposal or law sends gun acquisitions soaring. In 1971 gun control was still very minor, and people didn’t feel much need to get one while they still could. I...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold is not an investment
Replies: 21
Views: 999

Re: Gold is not an investment

I’m sure there is a forward looking contingent among stock owners. But the overall feel is that stocks and funds are traded like short term commodities. “What’s the Fed gonna do next week?”

Doesn’t feel like anyone is doing the Warren Buffett thing.
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 07, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5015

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

There are actually quite a few countries where the citizens can own guns, but none or not many have the US problem of crazed mass shooters on any regular basis. Why is that? This is not a rhetorical question. There is something vastly different in the US culture that is causing this. thoughts: socia...
by I Shrugged
Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5015

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

Afghanistan might not be a beacon of democracy. Maybe of freedom is a better term. But the government or any proxy are constrained by the armed citizenry. And that’s the thing. Afghanistan is a beacon of "freedom"? That's a new one for me. Please explain. I was trying, not artfully, to say they are...
by I Shrugged
Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5015

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

Afghanistan might not be a beacon of democracy. Maybe of freedom is a better term. But the government or any proxy are constrained by the armed citizenry. And that’s the thing.
by I Shrugged
Sat Jun 04, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold is not an investment
Replies: 21
Views: 999

Re: Gold is not an investment

Plus interesting insights on the value of backtesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbvu7eSnAnk Executive summary that applies to some of the hand wringing about gold: the gold market is not a “what’s happening today” market. It is looking forward, longer term. And the gold market believes that ...
by I Shrugged
Sat Jun 04, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 213
Views: 5015

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

Is gun violence worsening? High-profile events like this make it feel that way, but our feelings could easily be incorrect. Good question. A couple of graphics say yes: The first one bundles suicides into the deaths total, the second separates homicides from suicides and provides more current data....