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by drumminj
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 2020 Permanent Portfolio Return Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 976

Re: 2020 Permanent Portfolio Return Poll

Right at 15% here, but I don't bother doing the actual math to deal with contributions during the year as they're small compared to the overall portfolio size.
by drumminj
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Whoa: Nearly a Third of Democrats Believe the Election Was Stolen From Trump
Replies: 157
Views: 3185

Re: Whoa: Nearly a Third of Democrats Believe the Election Was Stolen From Trump

Wow, what's happened to this forum? It used to be a place filled with intelligent, well thought out discussions on a wide range of topics. Now it's an echo chamber where the crazies reign supreme. I've gotten the same impression, and honestly stopped reading here for the past few weeks. The folks e...
by drumminj
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3750
Views: 189559

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

pugchief wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:35 pm
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Who knew I've been administering self-testing protocol during the entire pandemic!
by drumminj
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the push to register to vote?
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Why the push to register to vote?

Imagine if everyone refused to vote for the lesser of two evils and only 1% of the country voted. Wouldn’t that send a strong message the system is screwed and needs change? It may send a message, but it's a "someone aught'ta do something" message, which of course no one will. The political class w...
by drumminj
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump has Covid-19
Replies: 232
Views: 5173

Re: Trump has Covid-19

Technically, they are more important than us. If that wasn't just shoved in my face all the time, though, I'd probably be ok with it. Sincerely trying to understand here, since you didn't respond to my previous question..... You're upset with the people who are making personal choices and going abo...
by drumminj
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump has Covid-19
Replies: 232
Views: 5173

Re: Trump has Covid-19

Again, I look at the "normalcy" portrayed by these pictures, and not afforded to the rest of us peons and that more than anything is what upsets me. I believe the point was made earlier, but it's not the president nor the federal government who is denying you such "normalcy". It's your governor/loc...
by drumminj
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Without 2A, What Good Are the Other Amendments?
Replies: 171
Views: 3407

Re: Without 2A, What Good Are the Other Amendments?

tomfoolery wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:37 am
Whereas the people who hate guns or are afraid of them are the ones in favor of gun control and make comments like a woman's breasts feel like a bag of sand
Nice, subtle movie reference!
by drumminj
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: 700 Miles For Heartbreak: An Alberta Story
Replies: 100
Views: 2713

Re: 700 Miles For Heartbreak: An Alberta Story

Smith1776 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:37 am
Here's the ring and us holding hands.

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Smith, trust me...I've dated my share of unstable women and let me tell you...from the pic I can tell that's definitely a crazy woman's hand >:D

Someday soon you'll realize you dodged a bullet there!
by drumminj
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: An odd choice for a VP: Wellesley
Replies: 25
Views: 1419

Re: An odd choice for a VP: Wellesley

Appreciate all the insights offered in this thread. I don't have anything of substance to contribute to the discussion here other than to share that over the course of the past few years I've invested in Wellesley in addition to the PP, mainly for a bit more diversification (strategy and institution...
by drumminj
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Effect of delayed election results
Replies: 34
Views: 1070

Re: Effect of delayed election results

This year I’ll have to stay up and watch the returns. Last time I didn’t want to see Hillary’s win so I just went to bed. I guess I missed some fun TV. Last time I was up until at least 4 AM. I don't think Trump came out until about 3:30 AM? It was all somewhat surreal. I think Trump felt the same ...
by drumminj
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bonds and the PP -- still make sense?
Replies: 59
Views: 4174

Re: Bonds and the PP -- still make sense?

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:37 pm
I'm thinking about getting a mortgage.
Isn't that basically shorting the dollar, with leverage?
by drumminj
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1416
Views: 69943

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

So my home internet has been down for about a week and I've been tethering off my phone for an internet connection. I have an LTE speed data cap of 8GB and I get throttled down to 3G for anything past that. So, basically, I've been living in the year 2008 for the past couple days. You're living the...