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by curlew
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is America Safe, Or Not?
Replies: 32
Views: 6763

Re: Is America Safe, Or Not?

Reub was banned for no worse than this. Where are the moderators? Not advocating a ban but this is not about PC, this is about an extremely offensive statement to a frequent contributor to this forum. An apology is called for. The forum has just started to evaporate in the past week or so. I hope t...
by curlew
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is America Safe, Or Not?
Replies: 32
Views: 6763

Re: Is America Safe, Or Not?

And just so you know, curlew (now that I'm on a full keyboard), there's rarely a good reason to casually invoke death camps. Certainly not because of some imagined slight against small towns when the original speaker grew up in one, thank you very much. That's the kind of ignorance that proves my p...
by curlew
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: My money owns me
Replies: 13
Views: 4123

Re: My money owns me

I Shrugged wrote:I don't think about money much, which I know seems implausible based on what I wrote earlier. It's more like trying to beat the system or win the game, I guess.
So why do u think u do that?

(Same disclaimer as last post)
by curlew
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is America Safe, Or Not?
Replies: 32
Views: 6763

Re: Is America Safe, Or Not?

I don't think I would feel as safe in a small town, even though I grew up in one. Or in the countryside. That's partly because I look pretty Jewy, I doubt that most people in small towns or the countryside even know what a Jew looks like. I can't tell myself. As long as you don't advertise it I wou...
by curlew
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: My money owns me
Replies: 13
Views: 4123

Re: My money owns me

When I first read your post it made me think of the TV show "Buried Alive". It's about hoarders who can't let go of any of their possessions until it gets so bad they live in unbelievable filth and squalor. It can be very hard to watch. Maybe you have a similar psychological condition involving mone...
by curlew
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: My money owns me
Replies: 13
Views: 4123

Re: My money owns me

You might try smoking some pot. It can help you to go placidly amid the noise and the haste.
by curlew
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Coin Counterfeiting today
Replies: 39
Views: 12106

Re: Gold Coin Counterfeiting today

It could have been destructive or uneconomical testing, though Re-reading the page at the URL for the Gold Balance that I originally posted I see that the person who sent in the coin became suspicious because of visual characteristics. To verify, it appears someone cut into it to reveal the tungste...
by curlew
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Coin Counterfeiting today
Replies: 39
Views: 12106

Re: Gold Coin Counterfeiting today

Hmmm, I wonder if they did the ring (sound) test on it. It seems like passing the balance and sizing is only halfway there. The fact that they could tell it was fake means the coin must have failed some other kind of test. They didn't say what it was but it could have been something as simple as a ...
by curlew
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Coin Counterfeiting today
Replies: 39
Views: 12106

Re: Gold Coin Counterfeiting today

Shortly after I bought the Gold Coin Balance to test my Golden Eagles, they withdrew their guarantee after someone sent them a passable fake. They still sell the balance but don't guarantee Eagles or Kruggerands any more. Here is the write-up on their website..... https://goldcoinbalance.com/fake-tu...
by curlew
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: “The Worst Start To A Year Ever!”
Replies: 9
Views: 5967

Re: “The Worst Start To A Year Ever!”

Pointedstick wrote:I'm pretty happy with my Golden Butterfly portfolio's performance this year. :)
Me too with SCV up 26%. I'm glad I didn't jinx it for us. According to Curlew's law, the portfolio should have gone completely south as soon as I adopted it.
by curlew
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Whoa...what happened? 2016 Q4 bond performance.
Replies: 8
Views: 3590

Re: Whoa...what happened? 2016 Q4 bond performance.

Didn't you hear that Donald Trump is making America Great Again? The dollar and stock markets have reached all time highs since the election so happy times are here again. So no need for the safe harbors of gold, bonds, and cash any more. But I think the simplest answer is that the FED has finally s...
by curlew
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Russia and the US
Replies: 28
Views: 7963

Re: Russia and the US

I was in the eighth grade when the Cold War standoff between Russia and the USA almost reached critical mass during the Cuban Missile Crisis. We were storing food and water in the basement. Everyone was glued to the nightly news and the fear of nuclear war was palpable. Based on what I've subsequent...