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by GT
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4313
Views: 292160

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I went maskless in the grocery store today. They haven't had a sign on the door for a little while, so I figured I'd see what it felt like. I have to say, I felt like a criminal. I was the only person in the store without one. But I'm no longer any real danger to anyone else, nor they to me. So it'...
by GT
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4313
Views: 292160

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Well, it looks like the provisional death total for the US in 2020 is 3,358,814 according to the CDC. Link is here: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7014e1.htm As one would expect (assuming they have a pulse), COVID is way worse for older Americans. Of the total, 377,883 are categorized as ...
by GT
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4313
Views: 292160

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Just saw this on another forum: New York City opens fully (100%) on July 1!! We just received that announcement this morning. Wow! Fully capacity, this states, for restaurants, sports events, and Broadway, among all the others. And fully open schools in the fall. This is the result of dropping indi...
by GT
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4313
Views: 292160

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Comparing COVID 19 to the 1918 flu epidemic is frankly insulting to anyone who lived through that. And a slap in the face to the field of epidemiology. The 1918 flu, if it occurred today, would have killed 600 million people worldwide by now. And you may recall that a substantial proportion of COVI...
by GT
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5154

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I wonder what police force members think of the conviction. It's possible that a martyr has just been created. A "there but for the grace of God go I" situation. There's a reason why police have enjoyed relative immunity up to now. They are put into dangerous situations on a regular basis, and bad ...
by GT
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 71
Views: 3360

Re: Inflation

It seems like a perfect storm. Supply lag in new home construction after the 08 bust Interest rates below the free or real market forces rates->People want to buy houses Wild money creation and stock market record highs->people feel rich Lockdowns->Working from home->People want to move Bingo, OSB ...
by GT
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 71
Views: 3360

Re: Inflation

Back to inflation... Hearing from two friends in Toronto area. Houses are over 1 million, and bidding wars. Lake cottages up north are way over 1 million, sometimes 2 million, and bidding wars. I just think this can't end well. It is crazy - I used Zillow, and according to their assessment, my home...
by GT
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/ponzi-schemer-bernie-madoff-dies-in-prison/ar-BB1fE869?ocid=BingNewsSearch "Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, died in a federal prison early Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter told T...
by GT
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 71
Views: 3360

Re: Inflation

Back to inflation... Hearing from two friends in Toronto area. Houses are over 1 million, and bidding wars. Lake cottages up north are way over 1 million, sometimes 2 million, and bidding wars. I just think this can't end well. It is crazy - I used Zillow, and according to their assessment, my home...
by GT
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 71
Views: 3360

Re: Inflation

Back to inflation... Hearing from two friends in Toronto area. Houses are over 1 million, and bidding wars. Lake cottages up north are way over 1 million, sometimes 2 million, and bidding wars. I just think this can't end well. It is crazy - I used Zillow, and according to their assessment, my home...
by GT
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 71
Views: 3360

Re: Inflation

I was out the other day and got a coffee, which I have not done in a few months because of COVID. I nearly had a mild shock when I learned the coffee cost $5.75! Tell the Barista you only expected a 2.6% increase on the cup of coffee https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/u-s-consumer-prices-surge...
by GT
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 71
Views: 3360

Re: Inflation

I recently had an error notification on my car - logged into a forum for my type of car. Had my local mechanic pull the code. Got all the repair notices for that code, reviewed YouTube videos on the problem and how to repair. Took it into the dealer - they said it would be $185 to pull the code - t...
by GT
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 71
Views: 3360

Re: Inflation

The effect of the internet on home repairs is deflationary: I am not very handy at all, but I have fixed the family washing machine twice by watching youtube videos. You can watch a repairman do the job over and over again until you can break down the repair to a series of steps. Each step requires...
by GT
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hello old friends
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: Hello old friends

Sorry to start a new thread, but I didn't want to pollute a decent existing thread. Just wanted to say hello to all the old (in seniority terms, not age) friends and new folks on the forum. I semi-retired a few years back, and decided to depart from most all my online forum activities. It's been a ...
by GT
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: I Am Leaving The Forum -- Who Wants My Gold?
Replies: 22
Views: 879

Re: I Am Leaving The Forum -- Who Wants My Gold?

No thanks - past performance is not guarantee of future returns so Golds ability to retain its value of the last 10,000 years might have just been a fluke. On second thought, if I send you a DM of a video that looks to be highly edited would that still qualify Yes. I know I didn't win - but can I g...
by GT
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: I Am Leaving The Forum -- Who Wants My Gold?
Replies: 22
Views: 879

Re: I Am Leaving The Forum -- Who Wants My Gold?

Hey folks. I am leaving this forum and returning to the Bogleheads forum. I no longer subscribe to Harry Browne's piddling investment theories. As such, I shall be giving away my gold to a worthy forum member. This shall be a sword of King Arthur type of contest. The first person to DM me a video o...
by GT
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Third world immigration
Replies: 27
Views: 1380

Re: Third world immigration

Great idea. Then the southern border would become a lot smaller. Easier to build a wall especially with lots of cheap labor near at hand. And, it would get a lot cheaper and easier to fly to Cancun for spring break! and, get cheap avocados and tropical fruits in grocery stores. The big question is ...
by GT
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sydney Powell's defense
Replies: 28
Views: 1044

Re: Sydney Powell's defense

To your other question, I believe most voters with partisan motives use moving targets on the economy to measure success. This would include partisan democrats who voted for Biden. That-said, they don’t necessarily think Biden will produce disastrous results in the areas you mentioned and others an...
by GT
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sydney Powell's defense
Replies: 28
Views: 1044

Re: Sydney Powell's defense

"Trump is a POS but he's gonna lower my taxes and give me a conservative court." That's not cultish. That's an accurate assessment of reality, even if I disagree with the implicit value-set implied by that attitude. It's the blind defense of the figure-head of some perceived "movement" while he pro...
by GT
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sydney Powell's defense
Replies: 28
Views: 1044

Re: Sydney Powell's defense

Lawyers for pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell said that “no reasonable person” would believe that her false conspiracies about the 2020 election were “truly statements of fact.” https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/23/pro-trump-lawyer-sidney-powell-election-theft-claims-not-statements-of-fact.html I think s...
by GT
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "Spring Break" Violence in Florida
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: "Spring Break" Violence in Florida

Interesting that the videographer chose to edit the video to only depict African American partygoers acting poorly. Do you seriously think the press would pass up an opportunity to capture a 250-pound white woman bent over on the roof of a truck, thrusting her butt back and forth? This just in - Bu...
by GT
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: "Spring Break" Violence in Florida
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: "Spring Break" Violence in Florida

Is there a lot of violence happening? I really haven't seen too much about it. Brief glimpse of video kind of made me think of modern day woodstock. Problem is information travels so quick these days. The crowds get bigger quicker. Big crowds always going to be public safety nightmare. Here is a Mi...
by GT
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: State of the Union
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: State of the Union

Tripping going up steep airplane stairs is so low on my concerns. I actually think he recovered quite well. I can imagine that happening to even a 20 year old. I feel like this is more of a distraction from the real bad things he is doing. Don't look at the horrible international policies, look at ...
by GT
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Copper
Replies: 13
Views: 726

Re: Copper

Ok, want to make a guaranteed 300 percent profit? Here's my idea.. Get a machine that sorts pre82 from post 82 pennies. Begin hoarding copper pennies. Wait til they are taken out of circulation and are legal to melt into giant bricks. No need to worry about theft...can store in front yard as lawn o...
by GT
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Dr Seuss
Replies: 54
Views: 1830

Re: Dr Seuss

It's interesting how the default has shifted from creative works being "in the air" to being OWNED. For the vast majority of human history, there was no "owning" a story or a song or a sculpture or whatever. Under the Constitutions original copyright provisions, the Beatles would have "lost" the ri...