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by drumminj
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3124
Views: 130762

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: 145

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: 3013

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: 3013

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: 1878

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: 1899

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: 776

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: 783

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: 3024

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: 1126
Views: 46426

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...
by drumminj
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion
Replies: 108
Views: 1901

Re: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

Would it be so hard for the 99 percent, if they really cared, to stop buying from Amazon? Problem solved. Exactly. IMO it's consumers who killed all the small-town, mom-and-pop stores, as they chose to stop spending money there. The market "spoke". Jeff Bezos and Sam Walton didn't do that. Whether ...
by drumminj
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Racial IQ Gap, Nature versus Nurture
Replies: 37
Views: 697

Re: Racial IQ Gap, Nature versus Nurture

There's an additional explanation. A much simpler one. As someone who lived in Kenya as a child, I can speak from firsthand experience that most of the rural tribes run as a basic mode of transportation. Seriously, the idea of getting somewhere in a jeep or a car is not an option, so if you have to...