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by barrett
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 57
Views: 831

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Thanks for posting this. It's a great site with a lot of details that I had not seen elsewhere. Alas, there's an announcement on the site that today (3/7/21) is the last day that they will be collecting data. Again, thanks.
by barrett
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 57
Views: 831

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

What I find completely baffling is how many seem incapable of changing viewpoints as evidence comes in. What I think is relatively clear from the evidence. Masks and lockdowns do work and were implemented even in heavy red states when things got out of control For the large majority, COVID ranged f...
by barrett
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 896
Views: 59498

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

Not to hijack mathjak's day trading thread too much but I think Insurance Guy has the right dates for that max drawdown. kbg, is the 29% real or nominal? I think that IG is correct that it was less than 29% in nominal terms (haven''t looked at the granular data in ages), but we can't forget that inf...
by barrett
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2080

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

I was curious to look into this as I have seen for months that Covid doesn't seem to be nearly as bad in sub-Sahara Africa as it is in Europe and the U.S.. Africa has a much younger population than the US and Europe: Median age of 19.7 compared to 38.1 and 42.5, respectively. Age is the biggest ris...
by barrett
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2080

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

On the narrative of Covid being worse for Blacks and Latinos... I have heard this virtually non-stop in recent months and never bothered to check the numbers online. Here's what I found with a quick google search: As of 2019, here is the distribution of the U.S. population by race and ethnicity: Whi...
by barrett
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238113

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Here in CT the vaccine has been available to those 65 and over since about 2/8. And this timeline was just announced by the governor: Residents age 55 and older, as well as teachers, will be eligible beginning March 1, according to the state’s new plan. Those groups will be followed by residents age...
by barrett
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238113

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

My friend lives a mile down the street from me. He is 70 and has cancer. He told me that when he recently checked he is not in the top category in Massachusetts to get the vaccine. The top category is those over 75 plus others. That's just horrible. And in a Blue state too. Vinny, Your friend might...
by barrett
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238113

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

An interesting look by zdogg who is my first source for information https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oAqW2uyMDj0 Thanks for posting this. It should be noted that the video is from almost three months ago. I really wonder if the successes of small island nations like Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, Ta...
by barrett
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238113

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

mathjak107 wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:31 am
I don’t have to look at his lying egocentric face anymore
Must you always sugar coat everything, MJ? O0
by barrett
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What I think of Bitcoin
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: What I think of Bitcoin

Thanks for posting this, Vil. Maybe this thread should be re-titled to read "What Bridgewater Thinks of Bitcoin". It's a really in depth piece and I would think a must read for anyone who holds gold as a portion of their portfolio. There are lots of references to "digital gold" and the possibility t...
by barrett
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Members with COVID-19
Replies: 187
Views: 10577

Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

dualstow wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:49 pm
Oh yeah! Pay attention to dates, too.
At first glance I thought this was a reference to the “bad dates” scene from the first Indiana Jones movie!
by barrett
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238113

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Mountaineer wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:43 am
I'm up to about half a dozen in the category now, add them to the list. :'(
Damn, that's rough. Were most of them elderly, Moutaineer? It's very sobering to think that you have lost so many.
by barrett
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238113

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

When this started, we were saying we don’t know anyone who knows anyone who died. That has changed. Right. I had two business acquaintances who died from "COVID complications". Ages 70 & 58. Don't know the extent of their comorbidities. Mathjak and his wife continue to have had a rough time even se...
by barrett
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Sleep Labs & Sleep Tests
Replies: 17
Views: 280

Re: Sleep Labs & Sleep Tests

dualstow, do you carry any extra body weight? As others have mentioned, that can be the cause of sleep apnea. I don't suffer from it myself (I have myriad other sleep issues which are not solved by Mark's easy five-step program), but I do know someone who only gets sleep apnea when his weight goes a...
by barrett
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238113

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I am diabetic and actually have gotten the levels down to prediabetic and eat low carb ...it didn’t help me or my wife at all with covid Could it be that although you both had a tough journey with COVID, you had better outcomes in part because of eating low carb? I mean, you both may have done much...
by barrett
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Sleep Paralysis
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: Sleep Paralysis

I'm always trying to temper your drive to get married soon, but I will say there is one good thing about having someone sleep next to you. Even when paralyzed, I can breathe, so if I'm aware that I’m stuck in S.P., I start breathing loudly and rapidly, she shakes me awake, and I snap out of it. If ...
by barrett
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 896
Views: 59498

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

We are in a 7 story building so the stairs are my exercise machine Good to hear that you are both moving in a good direction. I had almost forgotten how good NYC apartment stairs are for legs and lungs. When living there I also got in at least four long flights of stairs in subway stations each day...
by barrett
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238113

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Cortopassi wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:27 am
Which got me talking last night --- there will never be a snow day ever again in schools! Just go to Zoom for the day. Interesting how things change.
The dog ate my computer. O0
by barrett
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 896
Views: 59498

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

MJ, how are you and your wife faring with your COVID recoveries? Are your lungs and stamina coming back?
by barrett
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238113

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

You guys are worry warts. This becomes another flu shot, no lockdowns. My opinion. That's certainly what should happen. But I guess we'll see how the media decides to spin new viruses going forward. I predict summer. I also am somewhat perplexed -- you know, all the people who said Corona would "di...
by barrett
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Biden’s Courageous New Vaccine Strategy
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: Biden’s Courageous New Vaccine Strategy

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/01/right_on_schedule_covid_pivots_for_biden.html From that article: "The New York Times knew about the overly sensitive COVID PCR test last summer, reporting that 90 percent of patients testing positive “carried barely any virus” based on cycle threshol...
by barrett
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 896
Views: 59498

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

Gosh, what a saga you've been through with your wife. I feel the same as Vinny... that your experience with the virus has made me more cautious. Hope you both continue to improve and that you can eventually get back close to 100%.
by barrett
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Opting out of Politics, My Reasons
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: Opting out of Politics, My Reasons

You guys are turning this political! O0 O0 O0 Someone mentioned Angus King, the independent senator from Maine, interview on 60 minutes. I just watched it. Goddamn I wish we had 100 of him in the senate. I think that Angus King is the Cortopassi of the Senate! Seriously, I don't get how posters on ...
by barrett
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 896
Views: 59498

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

I was about to inquire about your health as well but, alas, Vinny is quicker than I (a result of playing with taller basketball players?).

Good to hear that you and your wife are making progress, mathjak. It must feel good to be home!
by barrett
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The issue of diversity
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: The issue of diversity

Vinny, Regarding your post above, I wonder if the better behavior in the NBA has anything to do with better behavior in leagues like yours regardless of race. In the 1980s and early 1990s, the NBA was a pretty rough place with the Pistons beating up people on their way to a couple of titles and the ...