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by Maddy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 234
Views: 26663

Re: Would you wear a mask?

From the second paragraph from aquinas, there is no duty to obey an abuse of power. There can even be a duty to disobey. As a constitutional republic, we don't have rulers. We have elected representatives whose constitutionally defined powers emanate entirely from an express, and limited, delegatio...
by Maddy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 234
Views: 26663

Re: Would you wear a mask?

Way too complicated for me. Kind of reminds me of a Jesuit who, in furtherance of his search for a way around the prohibition against masturbation, announced (quite seriously) to his class that abusing oneself "inadvertently" doesn't count.
by Maddy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 234
Views: 26663

Re: Would you wear a mask?

It's the flagrant narcissism that pushes my buttons, not just on mask wearing, it's more on people choosing on their own to not follow the rules of a business establishment, or the government. My view is if one does not choose to follow the rules (and I'm not talking about paying taxes) then don't ...
by Maddy
Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 234
Views: 26663

Re: Would you wear a mask?

And those who would have the world revolve around their concept of social responsibility? IMHO, that's the height of selfishness.
by Maddy
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Poll
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Poll

If you find this sort of thing "fun," maybe it's you who should go.
by Maddy
Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Rocket Stoves
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Rocket Stoves

The homemade ones are my favorite. Unfortunately I don't really have a backyard and no welding experience. Luckily, my nephew is taking a Metals 2 class soon and I want him to build a small fleet of them for our family. :) No welding required. You can make a very functional one with bricks, one lai...
by Maddy
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock Certificates
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Stock Certificates

Thank you. I'll have to look into this. I'm surmising that for purposes of minimizing counterparty risk, direct registration would be as good as certificates.
by Maddy
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock Certificates
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Stock Certificates

Thanks, Murphy! Can you buy stocks with direct registration through Vanguard, or do you need to buy them through the transfer agent? Is there ordinarily a high dollar minimum to hold in this way, or is direct registration feasible for us "ordinary folk?'
by Maddy
Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock Certificates
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Stock Certificates

Is it possible to get paper stock certificates from an online broker such as Vanguard or Ameritrade? Has anyone actually tried it and had success?
by Maddy
Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Rocket Stoves
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Rocket Stoves

Kriegs, what you've pictured is a rocket mass heater. Typically the stove is located outdoors, and the heat is routed inside to a heat sink (typically a bench-like structure) where it radiates heat throughout the living space. My neighbor has a similar system using a boiler. It's turned out to be le...
by Maddy
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Rocket Stoves
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Rocket Stoves

I use one for outdoor water bath canning. It's made of 16 fire bricks and a grate from an old gas stove. You don't need to get fancy--my homemade stove works every bit as well as something you'd buy. There are plenty of YouTube videos that show how to do it.
by Maddy
Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1887
Views: 100584

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

Both of your suggestions, Sophie, do involve giving people the vaccine in order to find out whether or not it's safe. If this is the de facto new protocol for testing experimental treatments--simply try them out on large human populations and see what happens--we're in for a real ride. As Sophie po...
by Maddy
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: The Everything Bubble
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: The Everything Bubble

Is it possible to have an "everything" bubble?
by Maddy
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5353
Views: 489719

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Hal wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:11 pm
Surreal...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zKmC9lVqm0
If you squint while watching that video of people bundled up in wool coats alongside the railroad tracks, you can see scenes from Nazi Germany.
by Maddy
Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5353
Views: 489719

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

My nose doesn't bleed from taking an Aspirin but it can irritate my stomach so Idon't take it regularly like I used to when it was recommended. You might try switching to willow bark. Same chemical composition as aspirin (salicylic acid), but it doesn't convert to the irritating compound until it p...
by Maddy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1887
Views: 100584

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

If you repost the same thing three times, you get a badge with a megaphone icon next to your name. But I suspect you already know this.
by Maddy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1887
Views: 100584

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

Have not yet read his latest.... The Big Cheat: How Donald Trump Fleeced America and Enriched Himself and His Family https://www.amazon.com/The-Big-Cheat-How-Donald-Trump-Fleeced-America-and-Enriched-Himself-and-His-Family/dp/B08VJM8P1V/ref=cm_wl_huc_item I infer that Trump's "fleecing of America" ...
by Maddy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1507
Views: 162309

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Hey, Mountaineer-- It's been a heck of a year, but I'm finally coming up for air! Hope to be back on the board more frequently this winter. Hope all's well with you~
by Maddy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How to design the optimal income harvesting strategy
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: How to design the optimal income harvesting strategy

PuraTom wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:13 am
If someone can help me with this question pls PM me
Get a job?
by Maddy
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1507
Views: 162309

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
by Maddy
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: More Diversified Fund for Stock Portion
Replies: 24
Views: 1824

More Diversified Fund for Stock Portion

I was shocked when I recently looked at the holdings of Vanguard's Total Stock Market Fund (VTSAX) and discovered the enormous skew toward tech stocks. I thought to myself, "Would Harry really have advocated an index fund so dramatically biased toward a single sector?" And as someone who has nothing...
by Maddy
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Two Teams
Replies: 13
Views: 1084

Re: The Two Teams

Mark, please elaborate. Any useful examples of how the two teams differ in terms of their objectives and their manner of achieving them?
by Maddy
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Two Teams
Replies: 13
Views: 1084

The Two Teams

I thought this was a helpful paradigm for understanding today's news. ♦ TEAM One – The Department of State is aligned with the CIA. Their media PR firms are CNN, CNNi and the Washington Post. Their ideology is favorable to the United Nations. Their internal corruption is generally driven by relation...
by Maddy
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Germs
Replies: 15
Views: 754

Re: Germs

It seems to be part of a generalized fear-based view of the world, together with an unnatural dependency of parents on their children. Used to be that children could pile into a Radio Flyer wagon and go barreling down an infrequently traveled road. These days, the parent of a child who dares try suc...
by Maddy
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1887
Views: 100584

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

I thought some more about the "lazy" hypothesis, and after additional consideration can see how it might make sense. Under normal (pre-CoVid) circumstances, there are very strong institutional/professional disincentives to cheating. You send something to a journal that takes even the slightest liber...