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by vnatale
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Poll: Have You Thought Of Leaving Forum Because Of Politics?
Replies: 17
Views: 119

Re: Poll: Have You Thought Of Leaving Forum Because Of Politics?

Bogleheads forum has some good info but I stopped going there because of how ridiculous the moderation is. Reminds me of an HOA board who started an investing forum. “What is your guys end of year tax planning moves with Biden appearing to be the new president?” Thread locked. Political discussion ...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mass voter fraud for dummies
Replies: 42
Views: 536

Re: Mass voter fraud for dummies

The probability of obtaining 100 heads as a result of flipping a fair coin 100 times is 1/(2^100) = 1/1267650600228229401496703205376 (1 on 1 nonillion 267 octillion 650 septillion 600 sextillion 228 quintillion 229 quadrillion 401 trillion 496 billion 703 million 205 thousand 376). YMMV ^-^ News f...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Long time lurker saying hi
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Long time lurker saying hi

Hi everyone, I've been lurking on this forum since 2016 and this is the first time I've registered with any online forum and made a post. I'm from Canada and I am another Vinny =) I've been invested with PP philosophies since 2017 and I've gained a lot of knowledge from this board. Part of the reas...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing
Replies: 51
Views: 212

Re: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing

I agree the forum is being split in two directions and I vote we get rid of the finance and investing talk and focus on the politics. Politics is interesting and dynamically changing while the PP has been the same for 20+ years. How hard is the permanent portfolio, really? The whole point is that i...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing
Replies: 51
Views: 212

Re: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing

Maybe the answer is to warn/temporarily-ban/permanently-ban the abrasive people. Or, to chose to not engage with those you believe fall into that category. Fires don't keep going without burning material, correct? I totally agree with you from a personal responsibility perspective! And technovelist...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing
Replies: 51
Views: 212

Re: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing

I miss the days when we could actually debate things here without being told by Tech that anyone that doesn't support Trump is a communist (as he alluded to in this very thread earlier this morning). Half the time I hear Trump talk he sounds like a communist! ;D Since it's only half the time.....le...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing
Replies: 51
Views: 212

Re: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing

Maybe the answer is to warn/temporarily-ban/permanently-ban the abrasive people. Or, to chose to not engage with those you believe fall into that category. Fires don't keep going without burning material, correct? I'm not at all advocating putting anyone on "Ignore". Just pick and choose who and wh...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing
Replies: 51
Views: 212

Re: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing

if something "somebody posted on the internet" is getting you riled up.. take a minute or a day... consider your reply and avoid feeding the drama.. Yes obviously we can just avoid the discussions related to politics. +1 for personal responsibility. Frankly, I'll probably stick around no matter wha...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3432
Views: 160355

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I thought Vegas was sparse before… but it is seriously empty now. I talked to my homies at the [prime] rib joint and they said that the governor issued a new order 2 weeks ago. Instead of allowing 50% occupancy at the restaurants, bars and casinos, he has has cut it down to 25%. The order will stan...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing
Replies: 51
Views: 212

Re: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing

Personally, I think this Politics section should stay. I barely follow US politics, and rarely look on this section. However I would imagine, perhaps naively, that if forum members are not interested they would not visit this area. Those that are so inclined can have a section as long as there is c...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Poll: Have You Thought Of Leaving Forum Because Of Politics?
Replies: 17
Views: 119

Re: Poll: Have You Thought Of Leaving Forum Because Of Politics?

I treat material on the forum that I am not interested in just as I treat the TV. Turn the channel to something else; I don’t pout, scream, or otherwise relinquish control of my emotions to others. 8) Yes. There are some things discussed here (non-political) that are of no interest to me. I treat t...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing
Replies: 51
Views: 212

Re: I Think This Forum Should Stick To Investing

The political drama has poisoned this forum. We have lost tons of members because of it. It has put us all at each others throats and divided us into groups. I don't think the politics belongs here. I think that if politics stay, eventually it will be the death of this forum. Absolutely. No one is ...