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by Kbg
Sun Dec 25, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Question for SilentMajority about Information Sources
Replies: 19
Views: 673

Re: Question for SilentMajority about Information Sources

> then combine this with an agenda. Big sigh. yet, you seem to be the biggest supporter of government and corporate media here =) Some call it https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2021/01/18/gell-mann-amnesia/ Apparently you skim most of what I write. I do not chose to live my life in a perpetual state o...
by Kbg
Sun Dec 25, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Is Zelensky the George Washington of Ukraine?
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Is Zelensky the George Washington of Ukraine?

Washington had his fair share of human faults, as we all do. What was mind blowing, and particularly at the time, was he was not interested in power other than to achieve the revolution’s goals. Hence the American Cincinnatus moniker.
by Kbg
Sun Dec 25, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Liquidate Some Roth Space to Buy Physical Gold?
Replies: 18
Views: 733

Re: Liquidate Some Roth Space to Buy Physical Gold?

Apparently in the latest spending bill you can have $2500 as an emergency fund with a no penalty withdrawal ability.
by Kbg
Sat Dec 24, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Huh, 1/N Asset Allocation is Quite Robust
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: Huh, 1/N Asset Allocation is Quite Robust

QQQ and your favorite SCV or just SC is a great combo. Use the SP 600 vs R 2000 though.
by Kbg
Sat Dec 24, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Liquidate Some Roth Space to Buy Physical Gold?
Replies: 18
Views: 733

Re: Liquidate Some Roth Space to Buy Physical Gold?

Stuper, The politics board is fun to engage in and we have been foes there but for me I don’t take that stuff elsewhere on the board. The great thing about finance is there is a perfectly rational answer that is math based if properly constructed. As most replies touched upon and was in your opening...
by Kbg
Sat Dec 24, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Would you buy an even longer bond?
Replies: 13
Views: 1214

Re: Would you buy an even longer bond?

You can also just use a total us bond fund if an itt fund isn’t available.
by Kbg
Sat Dec 24, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2500

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

J, At least in my experience what you described is how a lot of government things occur. You forgot to add the constituents who benefit and sometimes these groups are massive and expect what they want is what is provided. That’s why they vote for it/them. For example, social security and Medicare ar...
by Kbg
Fri Dec 23, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2500

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

You are not trying to be balanced or objective on this topic for whatever reasons. You know that, I know that. And you are being balanced and objective? Do you ever consider that your experiences in the past may color your opinions currently? Those who think they know everything have stopped learni...
by Kbg
Fri Dec 23, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2500

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

From my experience here’s where there is a problem with the military. We stay WAY too long when things are obviously not going well and the cost benefit analysis of military action has swung to the absolute loss side of the ledger. A weird dynamic occurs…all militaries hate to lose. It’s the ultima...
by Kbg
Fri Dec 23, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2500

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

Kbg, Here's my pushback, coming from someone who admittedly is a naive dummy regarding this stuff. You characterize it as 80/20 truth to lies. I'm sure I could spend hours and days researching and come up with plenty of sources that would suggest a different ratio maybe 40/60 or 30/70. When there's...
by Kbg
Fri Dec 23, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Twitter Files
Replies: 154
Views: 4900

Re: The Twitter Files

This is where we are. We have left wing media and right wing media. You are apparently required to pick a side, and then you have to denigrate anything said by the other side, whether it is worth considering or not. It could be an extremely important thing to know, but no, the other side is saying ...
by Kbg
Fri Dec 23, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2500

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

Speaking of data…this is pretty interesting.

https://www.war-memorial.net/wars_all.asp
by Kbg
Fri Dec 23, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2500

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

Our military industrial complex, defense contractor industry, and unfettered lobby will cause us to err to the side of militarism for the obvious reasons. However, you should also realize politicians know how to count votes and they do on this issue. If you are in the group of Americans who think t...
by Kbg
Fri Dec 23, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2500

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

Let’s run down the list objectively as to stated reason and reality. If you have the opinion the war was stupid, we stayed too long and we shouldn’t have gotten involved great. I share that view in some cases. However, this has no bearing on if the government lied to you about why we were getting i...
by Kbg
Fri Dec 23, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2500

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

Let’s run down the list objectively as to stated reason and reality. If you have the opinion the war was stupid, we stayed too long and we shouldn’t have gotten involved great. I share that view in some cases. However, this has no bearing on if the government lied to you about why we were getting in...
by Kbg
Thu Dec 22, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Question for SilentMajority about Information Sources
Replies: 19
Views: 673

Re: Question for SilentMajority about Information Sources

+1 million

So very, very true...then combine this with an agenda. Big sigh.
by Kbg
Thu Dec 22, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Twitter Files
Replies: 154
Views: 4900

Re: The Twitter Files

SilentMajority wrote:
Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:58 am
Hopefully Elon makes enough money here to buy another media company and shed more light on what these unelected spy/police agencies are up to.
Personally, I would prefer billionaires get out of the media biz. Jeff Bezos completely ruined the WaPo.
by Kbg
Thu Dec 22, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2500

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

I say as an American practicing Christian, God willing Russia will win and teach the warmongering American leadership class to stop meddling in other countries' business, most of which they do not because of a selfless desire to spread freedom and democracy to the rest of the world but just to fatt...
by Kbg
Thu Dec 22, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2500

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

Our military industrial complex, defense contractor industry, and unfettered lobby will cause us to err to the side of militarism for the obvious reasons. Well, far far more accurately, the people who inhabit congress and the senate bringing home the bacon for their districts/states with something ...
by Kbg
Thu Dec 22, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2500

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

I saw a bit of Zelenski (sp?) with the big guy. Z spoke about how many people in U are now going to be vengeful for generations. This is a great reason to stay out of European wars. They (all of them) have been fighting for a couple thousand years and they all hate each other. If you ever have a go...
by Kbg
Thu Dec 22, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2500

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

The thing is that your hypothetical would require the US to actually engage in some diplomacy, kind of like in the old days where quid pro quo stuff actually happened. As I understand it these days, the US is basically the big bad bully that just tells other countries what the deal is going to be, ...
by Kbg
Thu Dec 22, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Twitter Files
Replies: 154
Views: 4900

Re: The Twitter Files

The non-partisan observer observes that left and right are both "woke" these days. They just bang on different drums. Casting it in religious terms...heaven help he/she who breaks from ordained orthodoxy. Free thinking/opposing views verboten.
by Kbg
Thu Dec 22, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Twitter Files
Replies: 154
Views: 4900

Re: The Twitter Files

It would seem that the implied threat of "fines and criminal penalties" would be sufficient to persuade cooperation without getting to the point of following thru on said threats. Therefore, the "requests" seem like de facto coercion, so maybe you do want to be concerned. If this was an individual,...
by Kbg
Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Twitter Files
Replies: 154
Views: 4900

Re: The Twitter Files

Deep State apologists are always like: 1. That's not happening, it's a conspiracy theory. 2. Okay it's happening, but so what, it's always been happening. 3. You f***ing morons should be glad it's happening! LOL Fair points, spears accepted. :-) You perfectly summarized my main point of several pos...
by Kbg
Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Question for SilentMajority about Information Sources
Replies: 19
Views: 673

Re: Question for SilentMajority about Information Sources

I'll look forward to your list of people and places you trust. Everything else you said in your post resonates with me. Thank you. I don't really "trust" any sources. I evaluate them and then take on board my own assessment of something factoring in my own personal expertise. Certain subjects I kno...