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by Tortoise
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3005
Views: 742277

Re: The GOLD scream room

I was a little confused by DS's reply, too, and had to read it a couple of times to parse it.

I think the emoji was in response to your comment, Kbg, then the "You got it, Vinny" and the rest of it was in response to Vinny's post. The confusing part was that DS quoted you but not Vinny.
by Tortoise
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Copper
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Copper

It would be a decent idea if it were legal. :)

https://www.usmint.gov/news/press-relea ... g-of-coins
by Tortoise
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why a housing scarcity?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Why a housing scarcity?

I think the pool of potential homebuyers has increased noticeably over the past year due to people taking money they normally would have spent on vacations and social outings (sports, concerts, restaurants, and bars) and redirecting it toward home down payments -- whether for a first home, second/va...
by Tortoise
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 238103

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

dualstow wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:27 pm
I don't know if it's disingenuous, but its a lot of Rickards with no commentary. An embarrassment of Rickards. O0
For the Rickards, I'm stealing that joke.
by Tortoise
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 57
Views: 829

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

What percentage of people over 65 die in the next month in normal times? It’s greater than zero. In any population getting vaccinated, some will die the next day or within the week, even if they had gotten a placebo. Need to see the causation. As SomeDude recently pointed out, that same argument al...
by Tortoise
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1443
Views: 86498

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

You know you've found a field of endeavour you're genuinely interested in when you continue to read the textbook after your courses are done. There's a whole swathe of material we didn't cover such as the use of special purposes registers that enable SSE and AVX extensions. Super interesting stuff!...
by Tortoise
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Volcker
Replies: 32
Views: 1185

Re: Volcker

If the Fed buys enough Treasury bonds with printed money, won't that keep rates low even if inflation is high? I suppose if the Fed does that in the midst of high inflation, eventually they'll be buying almost all of the Treasury bonds since all other potential buyers would demand much higher yields...
by Tortoise
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 754
Views: 145619

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

dualstow wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:14 pm
Oh my gosh, forget the two above; they’re nothing! They led to this one, and it’ll make your blood boil.

https://www.chronicle.com/article/is-th ... dal-threat
Requires a free account. What's the gist?
by Tortoise
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 754
Views: 145619

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

dualstow wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:15 pm
The Next Cancellation Target: Dr. Seuss
Maybe this means UC San Diego will be pressured to rename its iconic Geisel Library?
by Tortoise
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2079

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

stuper1 wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:30 pm
Didn't hospitals get more money by labeling deaths as caused by Covid? You don't think that didn't skew the numbers? Follow the money.
Conspiracy theory. Nobody is motivated by money.
by Tortoise
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 197042

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

I dunno, this statement from the NYT article seems like a scathing rebuke of Biden: For Mr. Biden, the decision was a telling indication of how his more cautious instincts kicked in, as the responsibilities of managing a difficult ally led him to find ways other than going directly after Prince Moha...
by Tortoise
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Best Deal right now on Gold
Replies: 121
Views: 6147

Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Wow... so premiums are creeping up toward 10% for the best deals on Gold Eagles and Buffalos. The last time I remember seeing premiums this high was in late 2008 right after the implosion of Lehman Brothers and the government’s massive TARP bailout. These super-high premiums seem to indicate that th...
by Tortoise
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Coin Supply/Demand
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Gold Coin Supply/Demand

Thanks, SD. I’ve purchased two gold coins in the past few weeks, and both of them were freshly minted 2021 coins (a Maple Leaf and a Kangaroo). I didn’t specifically ask for 2021s; that’s just what the dealer had in stock. If the vast majority of bullion coins in circulation are from previous years,...
by Tortoise
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bombing Syria
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Bombing Syria

The negative headlines are still there, it's just that now instead of being about the president, they're about the former president and the people who didn't hate him enough. Since the former president murdered 500,000 Americans, nuked the economy, and promoted the genocide of all non-white American...
by Tortoise
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Coin Supply/Demand
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Gold Coin Supply/Demand

Okay, so after talking to my local coin dealer and doing some reading, I think I have a slightly better understanding now about how the U.S. Mint knows when to produce more bullion coins. The Mint has a small handful of "authorized purchasers" (currently 10 in the U.S. and three in other countries) ...
by Tortoise
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Members with COVID-19
Replies: 187
Views: 10577

Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

That is so fascinating. I wonder what’s going on on, on a microscopic level. Is it messing with your tongue or your brain? Based on what I've read, such as this article , probably neither. The working theory seems to be that the virus kills certain cells in the nasal cavity that support the olfacto...
by Tortoise
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Members with COVID-19
Replies: 187
Views: 10577

Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

Day 32 update: Smell and taste are coming back very slowly. Different smells and tastes are coming back at different rates, and they vary throughout the day. I can consistently smell and taste lemon, mint, chocolate, and vanilla surprisingly well, but most everything else is either intermittent or a...
by Tortoise
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2079

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

I wouldn’t necessarily call it false per se. Race/ethnicity just shouldn’t be considered in isolation. It needs to be considered in combination with age and other risk factors.
by Tortoise
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2079

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

I was curious to look into this as I have seen for months that Covid doesn't seem to be nearly as bad in sub-Sahara Africa as it is in Europe and the U.S.. Africa has a much younger population than the US and Europe: Median age of 19.7 compared to 38.1 and 42.5, respectively. Age is the biggest ris...
by Tortoise
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 188
Views: 6655

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

Given that I'm not worried about catching Covid, and I don't have any business or PR reasons to get vaccinated, is there any incentive at all for someone like me to get jabbed? I guess there's sort of an incentive to get vaccinated if you want to travel to certain places like Chicago that exempt va...
by Tortoise
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2079

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

Zdogg addresses this question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs4p-OG3RiE Thanks to Mathjak for pointing me to this guy. He's pretty awesome. That is my go to expert..it is very interesting as far as this co virus stuff not being able to exist well together Thanks, that was a pretty good video. Ju...
by Tortoise
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2079

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

I Shrugged wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:10 am
By last summer I figured there wouldn’t be much flu because of the COVID precautions. I know you [SomeDude] don’t want to believe that, but I do.
If the Covid precautions worked so well for the flu, why didn't they also work for Covid?
by Tortoise
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2079

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

I'm sure they really have to twist Big Tech's arm to cooperate on that. ::)
by Tortoise
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Stay safe, Austin people
Replies: 29
Views: 4893

Re: Stay safe, Austin people

Ditto. I’ve never lived in an area with choices for water/sewage, gas, or electricity utilities.