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by MediumTex
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 689
Views: 226069

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Love you guys.

Just left the Prada “store” in Valentine, Texas.

Next stop: Carlsbad Caverns.
by MediumTex
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 689
Views: 226069

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

My, except for the spam that got through it's getting pretty boring around here. Hey now, although there are some interesting people here, the forum is principally for education, not your entertainment. You want thrills, then turn on Hee Haw. Hee Haw baffled and frightened me a little as a child. I...
by MediumTex
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Pizza Drones
Replies: 20
Views: 11134

Re: Pizza Drones

Kriegsspiel wrote:That's what you get when you take pizza delivery to its logical conclusion.
First the bit about the Indians using the whole cigarette, now this.

I am in awe.
by MediumTex
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 13% time to cash out?
Replies: 13
Views: 7877

Re: 13% time to cash out?

No, it is not time to cash out.

If you must do something, rebalance.
by MediumTex
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Twenty One Pilots
Replies: 8
Views: 6599

Re: Twenty-One Pilots

Possibly their best song, but you gotta wear your thinking cap when you listen to it:

"Car Radio": https://youtu.be/92XVwY54h5k
by MediumTex
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Twenty One Pilots
Replies: 8
Views: 6599

Re: Twenty-One Pilots

This one will probably hurt Mountaineer's ears, but I think it rocks.

"Fairly Local": https://youtu.be/HDI9inno86U
by MediumTex
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Twenty One Pilots
Replies: 8
Views: 6599

Re: Twenty-One Pilots

Whether you realize it or not, you know this song.

"Stressed Out": https://youtu.be/pXRviuL6vMY (590 million views!!!)
by MediumTex
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Twenty One Pilots
Replies: 8
Views: 6599

Re: Twenty-One Pilots

Freaking awesome song with many layers of meaning...

"Ride": https://youtu.be/Pw-0pbY9JeU

Song from the Suicide Squad movie credits:

"Heathens": https://youtu.be/UprcpdwuwCg
by MediumTex
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Twenty One Pilots
Replies: 8
Views: 6599

Re: Twenty-One Pilots

I had not heard of them. Listened to the 4 songs. Hometown is not bad. The others would give me a migraine ;) I'm old! ... Mountaineer If you need to get your chill on, check these out: "Screen": https://youtu.be/1I_XfiTRN2E "March to the Sea": https://youtu.be/PjcuW3Rtz68?list=RDPjcuW3Rtz68 "Truce...
by MediumTex
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Twenty One Pilots
Replies: 8
Views: 6599

Re: Twenty-One Pilots

Yes, me as well and just recently started listening to them more frequently. First heard on Live 105, Bay Area. Funniest thing ever...Livey, a 105 year old English woman who is their "mascot" was asked to announce the band on the radio this morning. That's great. They're coming to town in February ...
by MediumTex
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Twenty One Pilots
Replies: 8
Views: 6599

Twenty One Pilots

Any other Twenty One Pilots fans here? I think that their following is primarily teenage girls, but they got their hooks in me recently and I find their music fascinating and hard to stop listening to. One of the interesting things about their work is the range of their sound. They seemingly touch e...
by MediumTex
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Pizza Drones
Replies: 20
Views: 11134

Re: Pizza Drones

This is the kind of thing you see in futuristic science fiction movies but it looks like the future has come to New Zealand. Craig, have you tried this yet? No that's not near me yet, thankfully! I'm not sure if this will work in the U.S.A. Given the way we've been using drone technology in the mid...
by MediumTex
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'
Replies: 19
Views: 7521

Re: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'

You've got to get the money out of the game as well as the career political hacks. If government is unable to take wealth from its citizens, it will have less money to operate on. It will be forced to shrink due to less funds. This shrinking means that it has less control of things. Lobbyists are t...
by MediumTex
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Overregulated Close to Home
Replies: 11
Views: 4384

Re: Overregulated Close to Home

What I witnessed during this three-week period of time was a testament to what people can, and will, do if the forces of government will just leave them alone. The trouble with the "forces of government" is that it's defining characteristic is not leaving people alone. Telling people what to do is ...
by MediumTex
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'
Replies: 19
Views: 7521

Re: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'

We're not rolling back to minarchy, nevermind to anarchy, until there are term limits. So I stronlgy suggest focusing on that. We must kill being a politician as a valid career choice. All the talk in the world is not going to change anything until that problem is eradicated. And then there are the...
by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Overregulated Close to Home
Replies: 11
Views: 4384

Re: Overregulated Close to Home

Another one that makes me crazy are the notices that you get (at least one every couple of weeks) from your bank, your insurance company, your credit card company, your utility companies, etc., the purpose of which is to disclose something to you. The disclosure is always buried in three pages of l...
by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Overregulated Close to Home
Replies: 11
Views: 4384

Re: Overregulated Close to Home

Over on the Hate thread, Medium Tex wrote: This may sound heretical, but apart from Obamacare, we could have done a lot worse over the last eight years than we have done with Obama (though I think the Republicans deserve credit as well for keeping Obama on a short leash). To which I responded: Wow,...
by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'
Replies: 19
Views: 7521

Re: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'

Remember, though, LOTS of people don't like the pressure of independence and are comforted by having someone around to tell them what to do. A lot of people DO have that preference. But in the future, that may be a yes/no choice for individuals to opt in and out of instead of a forced default chose...
by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Long bonds, at these rates?
Replies: 25
Views: 9600

Re: Long bonds, at these rates?

Long bond rates matter not. What matters is volatility, hmm?

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Rebalance when rates rise
Harvest the gains when they fall
Been doing it since 2008
And I'm having a ball
by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'
Replies: 19
Views: 7521

Re: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'

I don't believe I've read the book, but anyway I am familiar with the proposition. I used to believe that the internet and peer to peer communications would free us. Now I'm not so sure it won't enslave us. We are beholden to electronic communications, and governments are for the most part able to ...
by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'
Replies: 19
Views: 7521

Re: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'

When I was in college, I sat in on a talk given by Davidson in 1991. He's an interesting guy. Sort of a "things are about to get a lot worse" kind of person, but people eat that stuff up. He has apparently had the same writing partner for years and I hadn't thought about him for a long time because ...
by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Strongtowns.org Antifragile series
Replies: 84
Views: 21872

Re: Strongtowns.org Antifragile series

I doubt if anyone cares, but this is the street I grew up on and that is the elementary school I went to at the end of the street in the distance. Driveway in the foreground on the right led to my crib. http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/streetview?size=640x640&pano=ayFlG4toC4NE4ZmQBfEgrQ&heading=2...
by MediumTex
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: IBT financial journalist has clearly never heard of the HBPP...
Replies: 2
Views: 2257

Re: IBT financial journalist has clearly never heard of the HBPP...

With regard to the Russian revolution...literally, the only part of it that survived was gold stored outside the country. Everything else, zero or confiscated. And you had to be smart enough to know when to leave, rich enough to have enough gold outside the country to survive on and connected enoug...
by MediumTex
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Olympics
Replies: 60
Views: 17732

Re: The Olympics

Why are Hillary and Obama allowed to continuously lie ad nauseum with no consequences while Lochte's life is basically ruined by simply exagerrating an obvious robbery at gunpoint that was actually perpetrated upon him? Powerful people display their power through things like telling gratuitous lies...
by MediumTex
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Olympics
Replies: 60
Views: 17732

Re: The Olympics

Maybe it's not so cut-and-dried after all? Apparently the "vandalism" was much less severe than reported, and the actions of the off-duty policemen who were the security guards very well might have constituted robbery: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/rio-2016/2016/08/21/investigation-...