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by jacksonM
Wed May 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 278
Views: 15052

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Some of that list is just noise. The ordinary ups and downs of business. Brick and mortal retail is in trouble, has been since before the not so great depression we just experienced, and that is not going to change. But some of it should be cause for concern. The level of debt at every level of soc...
by jacksonM
Wed May 08, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 278
Views: 15052

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Possibly the biggest threat to Trump's re-election shaping up on the horizon? https://thewashingtonstandard.com/i-dare-you-to-tell-me-the-economy-is-booming-after-reading-this-list-of-19-facts-about-our-current-economic-performance/ Some of that list is just noise. The ordinary ups and downs of bus...
by jacksonM
Wed May 08, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 278
Views: 15052

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Possibly the biggest threat to Trump's re-election shaping up on the horizon?

https://thewashingtonstandard.com/i-dar ... rformance/
by jacksonM
Thu May 02, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Largest College Admissions Scam Includes Hollywood Actresses and Coaches
Replies: 43
Views: 1603

Re: Largest College Admissions Scam Includes Hollywood Actresses and Coaches

What a horrible thing to do to your child to volunteer to cheat for them to get into college. They will question the validity of their every accomplishment for the rest of their lives. That's an exercise in soul killing. It's not TOEFL Recall, it's DOFU Recall (DOFU = TOFU) http://www.pbs.org/food/...
by jacksonM
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The U.S. Military: Like the French at Agincourt?
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: The U.S. Military: Like the French at Agincourt?

Ad Orientem wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:10 pm

Read the rest here...
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/opin ... e=Homepage
Unfortunately this is behind a paywall. What does the author suggest replacing the air craft carriers with?
by jacksonM
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Tax accounting for physical metals
Replies: 19
Views: 542

Re: Tax accounting for physical metals

I don’t need tax advice. I know how to calculate the taxes on each transaction. What I need is an inventory program to keep track of the basis for each lot of each item, e. g. I have 3 lots of 100g bars with 2 bars in the first lot, 4 bars in the second, and 3 bars in the third. The basis is $1800 ...
by jacksonM
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Tax accounting for physical metals
Replies: 19
Views: 542

Re: Tax accounting for physical metals

I don’t need tax advice. I know how to calculate the taxes on each transaction. What I need is an inventory program to keep track of the basis for each lot of each item, e. g. I have 3 lots of 100g bars with 2 bars in the first lot, 4 bars in the second, and 3 bars in the third. The basis is $1800 ...
by jacksonM
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Tax accounting for physical metals
Replies: 19
Views: 542

Re: Tax accounting for physical metals

So this is a headache for me to think about... which is why I asked my church if they would someday accept appreciated PMs, they said yes they would. I plan to give my physical metals to my kids and my church and I don't think I will have tax issues. My kids will get the step-up in basis upon my de...
by jacksonM
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Oxycontin
Replies: 46
Views: 2040

Re: Oxycontin

Who are these "medical professionals?" How, in this day and age of computerized-everything, does this kind of prescribing pattern go unnoticed? Who in their right mind spends $200,000 for a medical degree and then risks everything? Who are these peoples' professional peers, and why aren't they spea...
by jacksonM
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Notre Dame
Replies: 14
Views: 549

Re: Notre Dame

I don't want to sound sacrilegious during holy week but I can't help but think of Stephen's speech in the book of Acts where he said "The Most High does not live in temple's made by human hands".

This got him stoned to death.
by jacksonM
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Assange
Replies: 19
Views: 580

Re: Assange

Andy McCarthy from National Review, much more knowledgeable about such things than I am, shares my belief that Assange will never see the inside of an American court room. Lots of food for thought in this article, including the question of why was Bernie Sanders not the target of an investigation fo...