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by technovelist
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 45
Views: 3585

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

jacksonM wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:46 am
Scary thought of the day....

Given Newton's third law, that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, what will be the effect of the pipe bomb incident on the psyches of those on the far left?
None.

Their TDS is already stage 4.
by technovelist
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Anyone using Hard Assets Alliance?
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Anyone using Hard Assets Alliance?

I Shrugged wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:32 am
Understood. The upside is no reporting complications. And no foreign transactions. Then again, with bullion in storage, reporting is not needed AFAIK.
That is unclear, so I report anyway.
by technovelist
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Anyone using Hard Assets Alliance?
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Anyone using Hard Assets Alliance?

I Shrugged wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:29 pm
US based, overseas storage available, blah blah blah.

Anyone?
To me, "US based" is a negative.

I'd rather have both geographical and jurisdictional diversification, e.g., Global Gold.
by technovelist
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The official end of Swiss bank secrecy
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: The official end of Swiss bank secrecy

There should be a reality TV show where libertarians/ancaps start their own country with no police or wealth redistribution. They'd shoot from their bunkers at anybody who tried to turn around in their driveway etc Assuming that isn't a joke, you really need to learn more about anarcho-capitalism. ...
by technovelist
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: There seems to be an advantage to Roth conversion now until 12/31/2025
Replies: 90
Views: 9253

Re: There seems to be an advantage to Roth conversion now until 12/31/2025

The money earmarked for the annuity is in 403b accounts at TIAA-CREF, separate from the Vanguard/Fidelity retirement accounts. I figure I'll decide exactly how to do it when the time comes, but most likely I'll wait until age 70 then plow it all into a fixed annuity that stays in tax-deferred space...
by technovelist
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets
Replies: 31
Views: 1154

Re: Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets

Hookers & blow alone are sure to take a solid chunk of that rent money... Wouldn’t basic income wipe out, or all but wipe out, prostitution? Not the demand, but the supply. Or maybe the answer is robots again? O0 We are a bizarre species. Prostitutes can make far more than any proposal I've seen fo...
by technovelist
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: There seems to be an advantage to Roth conversion now until 12/31/2025
Replies: 90
Views: 9253

Re: There seems to be an advantage to Roth conversion now until 12/31/2025

OK will grant that - in fact yes, if it were only about finances I'd very likely move. I think you'd be surprised at relative costs in NYC and Texas. Cost of living comparisons usually cherry pick a few items, and end up with a wildly un-representative sample. I once pulled a sheet of average spend...
by technovelist
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: There seems to be an advantage to Roth conversion now until 12/31/2025
Replies: 90
Views: 9253

Re: There seems to be an advantage to Roth conversion now until 12/31/2025

OK will grant that - in fact yes, if it were only about finances I'd very likely move. I think you'd be surprised at relative costs in NYC and Texas. Cost of living comparisons usually cherry pick a few items, and end up with a wildly un-representative sample. I once pulled a sheet of average spend...
by technovelist
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets
Replies: 31
Views: 1154

Re: Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets

If everyone gets 1000/mo, rents go up 1000/mo And if you don't believe this, see what government subsidies of college tuition have done in that arena. You're entirely right about tuition, but this would be much broader. "Here's $1000/month to use for anything" is very different from saying "sign he...
by technovelist
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 611
Views: 48024

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Cortopassi wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:17 pm
You couldn't make this up if you tried.

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You can't make up any of this. I'm sure many satirists are despondent due to being unable to match the craziness of the so-called "real world".
by technovelist
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: There seems to be an advantage to Roth conversion now until 12/31/2025
Replies: 90
Views: 9253

Re: There seems to be an advantage to Roth conversion now until 12/31/2025

New York is well known for going after residents "moving" to other states but keeping an address in NY. I think if you move completely and have no address in the state there's nothing they can do. Not that they wouldn't try :-) New York's tax structure is actually not bad for retirees, especially f...
by technovelist
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 45
Views: 3585

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Re: the above, I can’t resist a few vignettes from the wsj: One of the trio’s hoax papers, published in April by the journal Fat Studies, claimed bodybuilding is “fat-exclusionary” and proposed “a new classification . . . termed fat bodybuilding, as a fat-inclusive politicized performance.” Editor ...