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by dualstow
Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2465
Views: 1502626

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Saw this photo floating around lately
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by dualstow
Mon Jul 15, 2024 6:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2465
Views: 1502626

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Could you go skydiving tomorrow without any "discomfort"? Its safe. Simply think rationally. =) … O0 I used to respond similarly when I was younger if people told me not to be nervous. (Except I didn’t tell you to turn off your fear of flying). Yep, it’s an irrational feeling. Or maybe ra...
by dualstow
Sun Jul 14, 2024 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2465
Views: 1502626

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

boglerdude wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:21 pm This would be looping 13 hours in my head. Dunno how you guys do it.

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qCyw1XhNYI
You don’t like to fly? Well, no one likes to fy these days, but— you feel uncomfortable flying?
by dualstow
Sun Jul 14, 2024 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2465
Views: 1502626

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

O0
Safe flight
by dualstow
Fri Jul 12, 2024 7:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: If
Replies: 31
Views: 3851

Re: If

Hah, brilliant.
That Tolstoy quote feels like something Medium Tex would post.
by dualstow
Fri Jul 12, 2024 6:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: If
Replies: 31
Views: 3851

Re: If

Seems that way, yep.

By the way, I was just checking this thread because I saw John Bolton say he was going to vote for Dick Cheney 😂
by dualstow
Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2465
Views: 1502626

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

… My fiance's parents are without power in Ukraine at the moment. There is a huge deficit in electricity generation. They get something like 10 hours of blackout per day. Real bummer. Even with 2mn people in Houston, then. Good morning, fine people. What are you all up to? Just picked up some beaut...
by dualstow
Fri Jul 12, 2024 8:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: If
Replies: 31
Views: 3851

Re: If

^ One of my favorite episodes ^ even if I didn’t necessarily draw the same conclution from it.
by dualstow
Thu Jul 11, 2024 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2465
Views: 1502626

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

BTW, I'm headed to Hong Kong (again) in a few days. I'll be posting pictures of my travels. Souvenirs anyone? O0 Eat a mooncake 🥮 for me O0 Hey Smithers, when you went through passport control in Canada before boarding your flight to Ukraine, did they ask a lot of follow-up question after “Purpose ...
by dualstow
Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: If
Replies: 31
Views: 3851

Re: If

No you got it. I’m still not sure why he didn’t vote for Gore, but I think it was a strategy of “vote for someone good.” Not in Jack’s sense of not_evil. I don’t think he thought of Gore as evil, but perhaps part of the swamp, part of the machine.
by dualstow
Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: If
Replies: 31
Views: 3851

Re: If

The reason I asked is because I have a relative who was very anti-Bush but who voted for Ralph Nader in the 2000 election. And I always think, How did that work out for you . If every voter could be swayed to think along the lines of Jack, Vinny- er, Yankees60, and you, then we would see real change...
by dualstow
Thu Jul 11, 2024 9:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: If
Replies: 31
Views: 3851

Re: If

Xan wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 9:13 am A protest vote to any of the non-major-two is far better than not voting, IMHO.
By ‘better’, do you mean more moral on an individual level or do you also mean leading to a better (I guess long-term) outcome for the country?
by dualstow
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:27 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3694
Views: 1860294

Re: The GOLD scream room

2410+ (9:30AM EST)
by dualstow
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: If
Replies: 31
Views: 3851

Re: If

I hear you Vinny.
I have considered not voting at all this time. Can’t decide between doing that and compromising.
by dualstow
Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: If
Replies: 31
Views: 3851

Re: If

Also: isn’t one man’s evil candidate another man’s good candidate? If not, isn’t it still slippery like ESG investing? (And this time I’ll bother to type out: you might be tempted to reply, “This post isn’t addressed to those who already think they’re voting for someone good. It’s for those who’re c...
by dualstow
Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: If
Replies: 31
Views: 3851

Re: If

I think I disagree with Jerry Garcia. I believe in compromise. I vote for someone who might win no matter how distastful the choices are.

This was often my avatar here in the early 2010s, except it was an earlier date of course.
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by dualstow
Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1185
Views: 1121452

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

The Excalibur artillery round performed wonders when it was introduced into the Ukrainian battlefield in the summer of 2022. Guided by GPS, the shells hit Russian tanks and artillery with surgical precision, as drones overhead filmed the resulting fireballs. That didn’t last. Within weeks, the Russ...
by dualstow
Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2465
Views: 1502626

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Nice
by dualstow
Tue Jul 09, 2024 3:57 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Yield
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Yield

< bump >
by dualstow
Tue Jul 09, 2024 1:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2465
Views: 1502626

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Yup. I was practically born into it. And by the time I was old enough/ allowed to manage my own money, I had their S&P500 fund in a joint account with my Dad as the custodian. And a personal advisor. I’m in my third decade with Vanguard. Totally gave up on the checks and checkwriting. I had to s...
by dualstow
Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2465
Views: 1502626

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I wonder if mathjak saw the new WSJ article on Vanguard. (new CEO, army of dissatisfied clients)
https://www.wsj.com/personal-finance/va ... l-c2da0491
by dualstow
Sat Jul 06, 2024 5:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: If
Replies: 31
Views: 3851

Re: If

"Biden's bad week just got worse after he said he was the 'first Black woman to serve with a Black president'" https://www.businessinsider.com/joe-biden-proud-first-black-woman-serve-white-house-slip-2024-7 It looks like we broke the highest and hardest glass ceiling without even realizin...
by dualstow
Fri Jul 05, 2024 12:37 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bondage
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Bondage

I know. I almost put in a “I know you’re not saying…” but didn’t bother.
It just jogged a memory.
by dualstow
Fri Jul 05, 2024 8:45 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bondage
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Bondage

But if you buy gold, you’re supporting a market where the working conditions are often abysmal.
by dualstow
Thu Jul 04, 2024 6:12 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2465
Views: 1502626

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Happy Fourth 🇺🇸