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by Tortoise
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1241
Views: 40462

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

tomfoolery wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:41 pm
Perhaps a new acronym should be added to the lexicon for Actually Laughing Out Loud. ALOL.

Or if you're a fan of alliteration, we can say Literally Laughing Out Loud - LLOL

Otherwise how do we know if you actually LOL or not?
Simple: You ask the person. Every time.
by Tortoise
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4649
Views: 366699

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I'm on his email list. Here is the browser version of today's email. https://mailchi.mp/tomwoods/wishingformydemise?e=f224a7b5b6 Okay, that's interesting. A three-week bout of pneumonia is not your typical seasonal cold/flu type of illness, so given all of his Covid-related writings and podcasts, i...
by Tortoise
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4649
Views: 366699

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Does anyone here follow libertarian and anti-lockdown anti-mask Tom Woods? It sure sounds like he got Covid 3 weeks ago and is not admitting it. Only saying pneumonia and having a tough recovery. If he has Covid and won't admit it, I'll lose a lot of respect for him. Do you have a source for that i...
by Tortoise
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Withdrawal rates and size of nest egg needed in current negative real interest rate world
Replies: 37
Views: 2492

Re: Withdrawal rates and size of nest egg needed in current negative real interest rate world

So many people worry about drawdowns but I am not sure why they are such a worry unless you really may need your invested money at any moment. Psychology. The growth of a portfolio can be reduced quite a bit if the person investing in it panics and sells during a deep drawdown. So much so that a st...
by Tortoise
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Political Humor and Satire
Replies: 70
Views: 7325

Re: Political Humor and Satire

Where can I buy one of these for my grandkids? Actually my great grandkids. My grandkids are way too old for Legos. Unfortunately, it's not a real Lego set. It's a meme that's been floating around since about Jan 8th, but I didn't see it until recently. The humor in this Lego meme apparently transc...
by Tortoise
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1241
Views: 40462

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

Challenge Tortoise...dig in and dispute the LA County stats. Or at the end of the day does it all boil down to your opinion on the issue? Honestly, I have zero hostility toward you, but I am calling you out to clearly state where you stand and A) admit, yep it's just my personal opinion or B) here'...
by Tortoise
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1241
Views: 40462

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

This is a fair comment, but let's be clear on something. I was challenged by at least two people on the board and so at that point and based on what I wrote I thought A) the pokes back at me were right/fair in a debate and B) it was now my responsibility to put up or shut up. So I did. If you objec...
by Tortoise
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1241
Views: 40462

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

Cortopassi wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:53 pm
Didn't you know? I am Dr. Cortopassi. All knowing. Y'all follow all my medical and political views, right? O0
If you call yourself CDoggMD and create a YouTube channel, I'll be one of your first subscribers. :)
by Tortoise
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1241
Views: 40462

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

Okay guys, I think I get it now: When Corto shares a table of Covid statistics reported by the L.A. County Department of Public Health but doesn't dig into their measurement methodology or potential sampling bias, that's a-okay. But when I share a Covid statistic reported by the UK's Chief Scientifi...
by Tortoise
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1241
Views: 40462

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

Well Tortoise, this will get you on your way. I'll help you, but if you are too lazy to do basic fact checking that's your problem not mine. Factors for analysis - Percent vaccinated in the eligible population set - Percent efficacy of the vaccine - Efficacy as determined by 0, 1, or 2 jabs - Popul...
by Tortoise
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1241
Views: 40462

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

Of course, you don't post the guy's corrective statement fully. As Benjamin Franklin said...half truths are the greatest of lies. Is the 40% statement in my post incorrect? Feel free to share the guy's full corrective statement and explain why it shows my 40% statement is incorrect. I'm willing to ...
by Tortoise
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1241
Views: 40462

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

I just took a look at the L.A. County Department of Public Health website and saw something quite interesting. They recommend Covid screening tests for people who are not fully vaccinated, and do not recommend screening tests for fully vaccinated people: Screening testing [...] Current screening tes...
by Tortoise
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1241
Views: 40462

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

That could potentially cause an undercount of cases, but as Sophie has pointed out, "cases" don't necessarily mean very much. There are still two more columns in Corto's graph, hospitalizations and deaths: I see that nobody has commented yet on the article I linked in my previous post. I'll post it...
by Tortoise
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Political Humor and Satire
Replies: 70
Views: 7325

Re: Political Humor and Satire

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by Tortoise
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1241
Views: 40462

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

[varioius stats showing the vast majority of Covid cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are among the unvaccinated] Do we know how many vaxxed vs. unvaxxed people were tested to arrive at those stats? The reason I ask is because most hospitals' protocol used to be to test all inpatients for Covid an...
by Tortoise
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Best gold deal out there
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: Best gold deal out there

Premiums coming back down, just 5.5% on eagles. Maples going even lower at 4%. https://monumentmetals.com/2021-american-1-oz-gold-eagle-bu-type-2.html On that web site, the listed check/wire price if you buy fewer than 10 gold eagles is 7.7% over spot, and even if you buy 100 or more it’s still 6.6...
by Tortoise
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Explain small cap, medium cap or large cap ?
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Explain small cap, medium cap or large cap ?

Different people have different sized heads.
by Tortoise
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Falling yields
Replies: 47
Views: 2214

Re: Falling yields

Agreed. Ever since I learned how easy it is to buy individual Treasuries, I’ve been doing that in most of my accounts. Similar performance as TLT, but lower counterparty risk and no expense ratio. Basically a free lunch.
by Tortoise
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Falling yields
Replies: 47
Views: 2214

Re: Falling yields

The weighted average maturity of TLT is currently about 26 years, so its price should be moving roughly in line with LTTs with 26-year maturity, right?

If so, and if that's not happening, then it seems like we have a bit of a Scooby Doo mystery on our hands.
by Tortoise
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Falling yields
Replies: 47
Views: 2214

Re: Falling yields

Speaking of Falling Yields, I thought this snapshot of my IRA this morning was interesting. This is why I prefer holding my own bonds to buying shares. Fortunately, the amount I had in TLT was pretty small so I only lost $23. Also, do you think I should sell that first batch of bonds when it goes <...
by Tortoise
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1241
Views: 40462

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

Common sense would tell you that wearing masks is much more likely to cause unintended negative effects (like just breathing in too much carbon dioxide for one, not to mention having a bunch of gunk around your face all day long) than actually helping to stop a virus. Then I guess about half of the...
by Tortoise
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1241
Views: 40462

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

On the side of the vaccine you can also factor in the numerous other vaccinations you have gotten over the years, probably all of which had some reports of side effects. That figured into my decision to get the jabs. Were any of those vaccines you got over the years based on an experimental biotech...
by Tortoise
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1241
Views: 40462

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

The long-term effects of Covid are not yet known. The long-term effects of the Covid vaccine are not yet known. So either way, there is a risk. That's the long and the short of it. Pick your poison. In spite of that simple reality, the reason why this remains a contentious issue is because our large...
by Tortoise
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Simple, Healthy, Delish Recipes
Replies: 124
Views: 13725

Re: Simple, Healthy, Delish Recipes

Made my own ricotta cheese tonight for the first time. Super-easy, and it turned out great. - 1 gallon whole milk - 2 cups heavy whipping cream - 1 teaspoon citric acid - 2 teaspoons salt Put the milk, cream, citric acid, and half of the salt in a pot and stir gently for a minute to combine the ingr...