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by jacksonM
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1415
Views: 329435

Re: Stock scream room

Nice recovery today. I’m almost sorry to see it. O0 Yeah, this seemed to be the first bona-fide "flight to safety" with some staying power that I've seen in a while. I think my portfolio is at an all time high. Let stocks "correct" all they need to. If it keeps up I'll be trading some long bonds an...
by jacksonM
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1415
Views: 329435

Re: Stock scream room

Nice recovery today. I’m almost sorry to see it. O0 Yeah, this seemed to be the first bona-fide "flight to safety" with some staying power that I've seen in a while. I think my portfolio is at an all time high. Let stocks "correct" all they need to. If it keeps up I'll be trading some long bonds an...
by jacksonM
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 689
Views: 204708

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Yeah, Trump wants to reduce immigration from the current insane levels, and therefore he hates Mexicans, Africans, Asians, etc. Trump points out that Democratic leaders are doing a terrible job at improving places like Baltimore, and therefore he is racist against African-Americans. Ergo, we have a...
by jacksonM
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 689
Views: 204708

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

My, except for the spam that got through it's getting pretty boring around here. So does anyone remember how the Republicans were all over Obama for the mass murders that happened on his watch? And that included the elementary school shooting in Sandy Hook, the Las Vegas country concert shooting, th...
by jacksonM
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Mueller's Testimony
Replies: 14
Views: 4128

Re: Mueller's Testimony

sophie wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:43 am
Finally got a look at the videos of the testimony.

Armchair diagnosis being what it is....it looked to me like he had problems understanding rapid fire....
He earned a Bronze Star and purple heart as an infantry marine in Vietnam. Time has a way of catching up with you.
by jacksonM
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 689
Views: 204708

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

I don't recall Trump running as a fiscal conservative in 2016. To quote Hillary Clinton, "what difference does it make at this point". G.W. Bush ran as a fiscal conservative and added $6 trillion dollars to the debt. The only difference between Dems and Repubs on this issue is that Dems believe in ...
by jacksonM
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Data Breach Omnibus Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 9491

Re: Data Breach Omnibus Thread

According to what I've read the data that was hacked was stored in Amazon's Cloud Storage and the hacker was a former Amazon employee. So it was another inside job which has been the case with every hack I was personally involved with in my IT career. They said it was a "poorly configured firewall"...
by jacksonM
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Data Breach Omnibus Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 9491

Re: Data Breach Omnibus Thread

According to what I've read the data that was hacked was stored in Amazon's Cloud Storage and the hacker was a former Amazon employee. So it was another inside job which has been the case with every hack I was personally involved with in my IT career. They said it was a "poorly configured firewall"....
by jacksonM
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Weird Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 2308

Re: Weird Weather

and a reminder that global warming can include local cooling. Yes, I learned that from the movie "The Day After Tomorrow". Actually, I learned that the oceans can even freeze. Hopefully Sophie is preparing to move away from NYC before the floods come. I'm not really skeptical of the science, just t...
by jacksonM
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Mueller's Testimony
Replies: 14
Views: 4128

Re: Mueller's Testimony

After a little nosing around, I see that Mueller has appeared before Congress a total of 88 times since 1990. Many, if not all, of those appearances were videotaped and are available on the internet. I went back and reviewed just a couple of clips from the last few months. Absolutely nothing in his...
by jacksonM
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 689
Views: 204708

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/06/16/trump-says-supporters-might-demand-that-he-serve-more-than-two-terms-as-president/ Just words, but seriously, what other president after the 22nd amendment would even have considered talking like that? He does love to troll his opponents. And it seems to work ...
by jacksonM
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Weird Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 2308

Re: Weird Weather

I guess it's not just me. More record lows than highs according to this article.....

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/20 ... days_.html
by jacksonM
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Weird Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 2308

Re: Weird Weather

Oh, the horrors. You should try enduring a windy Chicago winter to know what it really means to shiver. No disrespect, just yanking your chain, guy-to-guy. :D Been there done that. Did my basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. They made us wash our clothes and hang them out in buc...
by jacksonM
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Weird Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 2308

Weird Weather

I know you have all been hearing stories about heat waves and maybe experiencing it yourself. Down here in Florida we had a heat advisory a few weeks ago which is the first time I had ever heard of such a thing. I think the temperature got up to 96. On the other hand I can also report that this is t...
by jacksonM
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 754
Views: 145571

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

I wonder how long it will be before we have "Human Rights Tribunals" for this sort of thing like they have in Canada. If this ever does come to the U.S.A I think they are going to need a lot of judges because those courts will be very busy. Your statement reminds me of something I heard recently: I...
by jacksonM
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold spot price
Replies: 3
Views: 4060

Re: Gold spot price

I don't think there is one official source for the spot price for everyone to tap into and even if there was, it would vary depending on how often whatever you are looking at gets updated.

The only price I ever pay much attention to is what my broker is willing to pay for my coins.
by jacksonM
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Scrap the Rigged Elections and Let the Market Decide
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: Scrap the Rigged Elections and Let the Market Decide

Speaking of interference in US elections... https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/07/24/current-sr-google-engineer-goes-public-on-camera-tech-is-dangerous-taking-sides/ Tulsi Gabbard has filed a 50 million dollar lawsuit against Google... https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/25/tulsi-gabbard-su...
by jacksonM
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 754
Views: 145571

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

I wonder how long it will be before we have "Human Rights Tribunals" for this sort of thing like they have in Canada.

If this ever does come to the U.S.A I think they are going to need a lot of judges because those courts will be very busy.
by jacksonM
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 196923

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Things could be a lot worse as far as the MSM goes. Back in the old days all we had was the evening news on CBS, ABC, and NBC and publications like Time Magazine and Newsweek. The liberal bias was palpable. When Cable and FoxNews came along it was therefore like a breath of fresh air for a paleo-con...
by jacksonM
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Mental Health Regime
Replies: 54
Views: 7984

Re: The Permanent Mental Health Regime

I've been working on my medical degree lately by watching youtube videos by Peter Attia. Here's an article of his discussing this very thing and others when it comes to what we actually know about heart disease (or maybe it's more accurate to say it's about what we know that isn't true). It's writte...
by jacksonM
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Spend safely in retirement
Replies: 8
Views: 1541

Re: Spend safely in retirement

Tell us how you managed to marry someone 17 years younger than yourself! It must be an interesting story. ;) Well, one reason I married a much younger woman is because when you are a 55 year old widower looking for both a wife and mother for your 4-year-old adopted granddaughter the pool of women y...
by jacksonM
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Spend safely in retirement
Replies: 8
Views: 1541

Re: Spend safely in retirement

I didn't wait until 70 because I was unemployed at age 62 and didn't want to dip into my savings as fast as would have been required had I not taken SS. I effectively waited until 66 because I later got a couple of jobs that paid too much for me to collect SS for four years. However, given the make...
by jacksonM
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Spend safely in retirement
Replies: 8
Views: 1541

Re: Spend safely in retirement

I'm already retired so this advice won't do me any good but I have mostly followed this strategy to get where I am (just got my first SS check 10 days ago delaying to age 70 and it was almost the max amount you can get). One suggestion I would add is to start living on the budget you plan to have i...
by jacksonM
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 754
Views: 145571

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

OMG. I had always thought of Planned Parenthood as serving a useful role for underinsured or uninsured women, but this latest move is beyond ridiculous. It would be hilarious if it weren't so sad!!! So is the next step to throw the cast of Monty Python in jail for this? https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by jacksonM
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Tankers attacked
Replies: 26
Views: 4794

Re: Tankers attacked

Iran says it has seized foreign oil tanker in Gulf https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/18/iran-says-it-has-seized-foreign-oil-tanker-in-gulf I was watching Hannity on Fox for a while last night (only because it is sandwiched between Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham both of whom I like). He ...