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by invst65
Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How much do you keep in cash in a regular bank account?
Replies: 28
Views: 9056

Re: How much do you keep in cash in a regular bank account?

I stay at $15k and count it as part of my PP cash. That's my Fidelity bank account and if they still paid 5% interest like they did when I first opened it, it would probably be even higher. If they aren't going to pay any return to speak of then that's more than enough. Covers 2 1/2 - 3 times monthl...
by invst65
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4404
Views: 602873

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Self-evident :  Yes.  But I doubt I can lay it out any more effectively that I've tried to do in "beaucoup" previous posts - at least not in a way that would be convincing to unbelivers since belief only comes from going to where Jesus said He delivers his promises. How can something be simultaneou...
by invst65
Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How Immigrants Will Save Social Security
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: How Immigrants Will Save Social Security

Yeah, once they go legal and have a SSN, they have to work with the SSA to untangle their earnings record from the bogus SSN. Okay, sounds good, but wouldn't it be more fair if Obama's executive order gave those of us who are already citizens at least one free felony in filing false statements with...
by invst65
Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Coming Great Transition: From Scarcity to Abundance
Replies: 14
Views: 3094

Re: The Coming Great Transition: From Scarcity to Abundance

The natural belief in scarcity has a long evolutionary history on its side, don't you think?

My primary question is will this transition require re-education camps on the scale of Russia and China in the last century or can it be done without mass-extermination of humans?
by invst65
Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4404
Views: 602873

Re: Figuring Out Religion

http://www.gotquestions.org/eternal-hell-fair.html http://www.gotquestions.org/fire-and-brimstone.html http://www.gotquestions.org/eternity-hell-just.html A few posts back I asserted that the only power Christianity has nowadays is hell and I was accused of being an angry atheist. So I find it inte...
by invst65
Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How Immigrants Will Save Social Security
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: How Immigrants Will Save Social Security

If they are paying into the SS system now but with no promise of receiving benefits in the future (using false SS#'s I guess), then I can see how that would be a net positive for the SS system. If you make them eligible to receive benefits then my guess is they are likely to receive far more in bene...
by invst65
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: is pp for all ages and portfolio sizes?
Replies: 49
Views: 12376

Re: is pp for all ages and portfolio sizes?

My continued question is what to do for the very young investor such as teenager. Do they go with a permanent portfolio or the traditional more heavy in stock portfolio? Personally, I have a hard time wrapping my head around the concept of a teenage investor. When I was a teenager I was putting all...
by invst65
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4404
Views: 602873

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Hey, which kind of church did you find least objectionable?  Just curious. Probably the Southern Baptist church we attended for a few years and where I sent my kids to elementary school. It wasn't your typical Southern Baptist church however. I would describe it as kind of like what the Pentecostal...
by invst65
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Swiss vote on Gold
Replies: 23
Views: 6152

Re: Swiss vote on Gold

by invst65
Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Charitable Giving
Replies: 22
Views: 2211

Re: Charitable Giving

As is always my Thanksgiving tradition, I typically write donations checks to my 10 favorite charities this weekend each year. I mentioned this to a friend at dinner and his comment was that we are all already donating a huge amount of money to a variety of social programs that we may or may not be...
by invst65
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Can I allow my gold assets to lag?
Replies: 9
Views: 3611

Re: Can I allow my gold assets to lag?

Of course you can let the gold assets lag if you want.

And if you do I can safely guarantee one of two results without hesitation.....

1.) It will turn out to be a wise decision
2.) It won't turn out to be a wise decision
by invst65
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Swiss vote on Gold
Replies: 23
Views: 6152

Swiss vote on Gold

Okay, PP'ers, what do you think about this insane idea of the Swiss government being required to hold 20% of its assets in gold?

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/59282b3b ... uying-plan