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by I Shrugged
Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5239
Views: 822471

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I went into a big chain hospital today. No masking requirements for entry or otherwise. I gather that this is still not the case in some US states? In my part of Western Massachusetts it is always masks for anything medically related. I think that might be the only places where that is the case. No...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5239
Views: 822471

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I went into a big chain hospital today. No masking requirements for entry or otherwise.

I gather that this is still not the case in some US states?
by I Shrugged
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Are you positive or negative on the future?
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Are you positive or negative on the future?

Here is a 6 minute video by John Stossel on the subject. It features the constantly wrong Paul Ehrlich (Population Bomb), Greta T, and a guy, Marian Tupy, who argues the other side and has written a new book, Superabundance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZmVLpfunzE
by I Shrugged
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: Inflation

Vinny, do/did you watch Big Bang Theory? No. My TV watching is fairly much confined to C-Span, the Yankees, the Celtics, Providence College basketball, MLB Network. No TV shows. The main character, Sheldon Cooper, is a lot like you describe yourself. In many ways, the more I think of it. You might ...
by I Shrugged
Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Isn't there an Avatar Thread?
Replies: 189
Views: 39081

Re: Isn't there an Avatar Thread?

New avatar.
by I Shrugged
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Tucker Carlson: Biden is Done
Replies: 23
Views: 543

Re: Tucker Carlson: Biden is Done

I predicted that they would dump Biden early in his term. Using the info from the laptop. When it didn’t happen, I figured they realized they didn’t want the embarrassment of President Harris. So then I figured they’d allow the laptop stuff in time to make sure he doesn’t stand for reelection. The d...
by I Shrugged
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: Inflation

Vinny, do/did you watch Big Bang Theory? No. My TV watching is fairly much confined to C-Span, the Yankees, the Celtics, Providence College basketball, MLB Network. No TV shows. The main character, Sheldon Cooper, is a lot like you describe yourself. In many ways, the more I think of it. You might ...
by I Shrugged
Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: Inflation

Vinny, do/did you watch Big Bang Theory?
by I Shrugged
Tue Jan 17, 2023 5:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 811
Views: 272371

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

dualstow wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:24 am
attn I_Shrugged

https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-con ... ll/61/text
Why me?

I mean, I don’t like it….
by I Shrugged
Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Babylon Bee
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Babylon Bee

Something lighthearted :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvKiQRYORyE and read the comments! <snip> Wait! My son WAS thrown out of economics class. The Teacher was advising the kids to get Credit cards "To start building your credit" at some point when asked "But wouldn't it be nice to buy what you...
by I Shrugged
Fri Jan 13, 2023 9:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ChatGPT and what it means for our future
Replies: 70
Views: 1337

Re: ChatGPT and what it means for our future

Well it's a bit lacking in naughty details. I told you AI will never work! :) Unfortunately, it is also quite politically correct. You have to get clever with the prompting to get it to write anything against the narrative. You would be even more dissappointed by the restrictions on DALL-E (the AI ...
by I Shrugged
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ChatGPT and what it means for our future
Replies: 70
Views: 1337

Re: ChatGPT and what it means for our future

Well it's a bit lacking in naughty details. I told you AI will never work!
:)
by I Shrugged
Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ChatGPT and what it means for our future
Replies: 70
Views: 1337

Re: ChatGPT and what it means for our future

Can one of you ask it to write a letter to Penthouse Forum?
Asking for a friend.
by I Shrugged
Sat Jan 07, 2023 8:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Suspect HB would have approved
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Suspect HB would have approved

I give them a little money to help keep spread the word.
by I Shrugged
Wed Jan 04, 2023 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: Inflation

Crappy sandwich bread is $3.99 a loaf. That is inflation.
by I Shrugged
Sat Dec 31, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 944
Views: 60652

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

<snip> I feel like I should clarify my positions. Putin bad. By our standards, Russia is kind of barbaric at their core. Ukraine is probably not angelic. It's a corrupt place and I feel sure that Zelinsky is skimming money during this. It's what they do. I feel very bad for the Ukrainian people. NA...
by I Shrugged
Sat Dec 31, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 944
Views: 60652

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

There are some great essays in the new Foreign Affairs issue. I don’t want to bore I_Shrugged O0 with insufficient America-blaming, but one of the pieces sees three main possible outcomes from the Russian side. The first and least likely scenario is that Russia will agree to its defeat by accepting...
by I Shrugged
Sat Dec 31, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 2022 Returns
Replies: 37
Views: 1699

Re: 2022 Returns

My somewhat out of balance PP, including an international stock allocation, -8.5%
Not as bad as it looked during the year.

I'm a bit high in stocks and low in gold.
by I Shrugged
Wed Dec 28, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Central planning: Housing
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Central planning: Housing

The US does not have a free market. Just reading this story makes that clear.

https://stocks.apple.com/AmE1YHO_TQ_m7tzlPRc0e7g
by I Shrugged
Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 944
Views: 60652

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Would it be wrong to say Chomsky is a kinder, gentler Marxist? That’s been my impression. I’m sure it’s more complicated, but that’s my 10,000 foot view of him. I just can’t take that seriously but I’m sure he is able to make some good logical points about it. Whenever I’ve been exposed to his ideas...
by I Shrugged
Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Weakness of Xi JinPing
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: The Weakness of Xi JinPing

Holy chopsticks, that there is a lot of inside baseball. :)

I gave up after several boring paragraphs about how he became a made man. Sorry DS.

I gather the gist is that his reign is more fragile than thought.
by I Shrugged
Mon Dec 26, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Weakness of Xi JinPing
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: The Weakness of Xi JinPing

dualstow wrote:
Mon Dec 26, 2022 9:37 am
Are you able to read this article by Cai Xia? Or just the beginning?

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/china/xi ... ten-future
Unable.
by I Shrugged
Sat Dec 24, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Twitter Files
Replies: 149
Views: 4648

Re: The Twitter Files

This is where we are. We have left wing media and right wing media. You are apparently required to pick a side, and then you have to denigrate anything said by the other side, whether it is worth considering or not. It could be an extremely important thing to know, but no, the other side is saying ...
by I Shrugged
Sat Dec 24, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold in a collapse
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Gold in a collapse

dualstow wrote:
Fri Dec 23, 2022 3:14 pm
I Shrugged wrote:
Thu Dec 22, 2022 1:18 pm
I was most interested in the shot of people in Venezuela shaving gold slivers off of coins to make smaller purchases.
I’m sure that will make Smithers happy about his 5g pieces.
Do they use silver at all?
Yes.
by I Shrugged
Fri Dec 23, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Twitter Files
Replies: 149
Views: 4648

Re: The Twitter Files

This is where we are. We have left wing media and right wing media. You are apparently required to pick a side, and then you have to denigrate anything said by the other side, whether it is worth considering or not. It could be an extremely important thing to know, but no, the other side is saying i...