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by I Shrugged
Tue May 11, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4339
Views: 293653

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

"So to an extent, it does kind of seem to be a "corporate thing". Probably because corporations have deeper pockets, bigger targets painted on their backs, and bigger legal teams who get paid to worry about worst-case legal scenarios." this is the secondary issue. The primary issue is that corporat...
by I Shrugged
Tue May 11, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club
Replies: 14
Views: 157

Re: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club

I grew up in a rural public school system. Haven't read Vanity Fair, never heard of it actually. so what's the troubling part of it?

Also, I think the best approach is to tell everyone that if a book makes them uncomfortable, they should sit that one out.
by I Shrugged
Tue May 11, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 84
Views: 3269

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

Bubble getting bigger. I saw someone offer crypto classes on nextdoor which is a neighbor hood social media site. That must mean all the old housewives will be trading crypto soon. The fact that people have to take classes to try to understand it, argues against its success. If you think about the ...
by I Shrugged
Tue May 11, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 84
Views: 3269

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

Mark Leavy wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 10:18 pm
About once a week now, a bartender will bring up crypto.
Yeah that's a sign of something.

One good result of crypto mania is that way more people know what fiat currency is and why it matters.
by I Shrugged
Mon May 10, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 748
Views: 17120

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

I think I know how you're achieving this "don't know anybody" thing. You've tried it here multiple times: you ask whether anybody's sick, or knows anybody who's sick, find some reason to discount whatever answers you don't like, and then bingo the result is that nobody's sick! To be clear, i fully ...
by I Shrugged
Mon May 10, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: FBI Seizes Contents of Hundreds of Safe Deposit Boxes in Beverly Hills
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: FBI Seizes Contents of Hundreds of Safe Deposit Boxes in Beverly Hills

I saw the news awhile back, and while still disconcerting, the key differentiator here is that the facility ran anonymous deposit boxes. I've checked out places with anonymous boxes in Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale and Vienna and the Vegas place has been raided multiple times and since shut down. Like...
by I Shrugged
Sun May 09, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 748
Views: 17120

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

glennds wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 12:04 pm
barrett wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 12:00 pm

And whenever I read about a "cabal of globalists" or something similar, I remind myself just how difficult it is to get even a few people on the same page.
Amen brother. I can't even get my family to agree on a restaurant choice.
The best name for a restaurant chain would be “I don’t care”.
by I Shrugged
Sun May 09, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4339
Views: 293653

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The supermarket has their sign up again, so I'm back to complying.
by I Shrugged
Sun May 09, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: US gun classifications explained. Funny, true, and sad.
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: US gun classifications explained. Funny, true, and sad.

mathjak107 wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 4:30 am
If you want to see strange and conflicting you have to see what is allowed here in nyc …. A ruger 10/22 with the standard clip is on the banned list
Too many boolits I am guessing?
by I Shrugged
Sat May 08, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 84
Views: 2334

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

There should be more choices for newer single family homes that are less than 2000 ft but are nicely built in decent places. My wife grew up in a prosperous suburb in a 1200 ft 3/1.5/2 car garage ranch house with a basement and a nice yard. I thought it was just right. There were no big splashy room...
by I Shrugged
Sat May 08, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why isn't gold moving?
Replies: 43
Views: 2220

Re: Why isn't gold moving?

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 9:54 pm
I just bought a fuckload of stocks, so maybe it will balance out.
You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
by I Shrugged
Fri May 07, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4339
Views: 293653

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Just out of curiosity, what percent of voters in your county are registered D vs. R? It’s getting close to 50/50. Bush Jr got 70% of the county vote in his elections. But Romney dropped to 64% and Trump to 55% and 51%. An influx of Californians has changed the political landscape a lot. Wife and I ...
by I Shrugged
Fri May 07, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why isn't gold moving?
Replies: 43
Views: 2220

Re: Why isn't gold moving?

Thanks!
by I Shrugged
Fri May 07, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why isn't gold moving?
Replies: 43
Views: 2220

Re: Why isn't gold moving?

StinkyToes wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 3:18 am

The statistics may not show it yet, but rents are rising aggressively in desirable cities.
Where? Not doubting, just asking because the impression I've gotten from the housing market is that the bidding wars are fueled by people leaving cities.
by I Shrugged
Thu May 06, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 84
Views: 2334

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

doodle wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 8:14 am
This is what's coming..



https://youtu.be/hU4rp-efn-I
Probably eventually. But that's been predicted for a long time.
by I Shrugged
Thu May 06, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 84
Views: 2334

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on in cas

Xan wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 9:11 am
tomfoolery wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 1:28 am
I want to buy a house in cash without a mortgage.
This preference seems to be what's hamstringing you.
I agree with that. A 3% fixed mortgage is like stealing.
by I Shrugged
Wed May 05, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 84
Views: 2334

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

those funds might be better inside of a tax advantaged account.
by I Shrugged
Tue May 04, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 748
Views: 17120

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/05/02/police-low-vaccination-rates-safety-concerns/ Many police officers spurn coronavirus vaccines as departments hold off on mandates Low immunization levels suggest hesitancy is pervasive, posing risks to public safety We have a hospital nurse friend wh...
by I Shrugged
Tue May 04, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 84
Views: 2334

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

The thing I see the least value in is the cash component. In HB's times it would be earning several percent interest.
by I Shrugged
Tue May 04, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: US gun classifications explained. Funny, true, and sad.
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: US gun classifications explained. Funny, true, and sad.

You should try living in Australia..... Received a letter from the police that my 1887 lever action shotgun in now "a weapon of mass destruction". It's been classified in with machine guns and the letter states if I sell this old shotgun, I will NEVER be able to purchase a replacement. The nice old...
by I Shrugged
Tue May 04, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: US gun classifications explained. Funny, true, and sad.
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: US gun classifications explained. Funny, true, and sad.

You know how airline check in counters have a box for checking the size of carry on bags? Could they just do something like that for all these guns? If it fits inside this box, it's a handgun. If it doesn't fit inside this box, it's a long gun. If it folds or telescopes, check it at its smallest siz...
by I Shrugged
Tue May 04, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: US gun classifications explained. Funny, true, and sad.
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: US gun classifications explained. Funny, true, and sad.

Does the lethality of the weapon change depending on whether the thing the boolits come out of is smooth or has rifling grooves inside of it? Like say that birds head gizmo, if the boolits thingy had spiral grooves, then what kind of gun would it be? Yes. Rifling causes the boolit to spin, increasi...
by I Shrugged
Tue May 04, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: US gun classifications explained. Funny, true, and sad.
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: US gun classifications explained. Funny, true, and sad.

https://image.sportsmansguide.com/adimgs/l/6/647231m2_ts.jpg So this Judge gizmo fires shotgun shells. And the boolit boom thingy has grooves. But it has a pistol grip. Is it a shotgun, or a short barrelled shotgun, or just a pistol? What if I put one of those butt stock contraptions onto it to mak...
by I Shrugged
Tue May 04, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: US gun classifications explained. Funny, true, and sad.
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: US gun classifications explained. Funny, true, and sad.

Does the lethality of the weapon change depending on whether the thing the boolits come out of is smooth or has rifling grooves inside of it? Like say that birds head gizmo, if the boolits thingy had spiral grooves, then what kind of gun would it be?
by I Shrugged
Tue May 04, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 748
Views: 17120

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

Back when Pritzger's daily Covid news conference was live TV, he looked absolutely gleeful and glowing. Very animated. He was loving it. Did either of you two pick up on that?