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by vnatale
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Staying the course with LTTs
Replies: 95
Views: 2676

Re: Staying the course with LTTs

There are probably certain things that you can say that for sure makes one model better than another when trying to come up with an educated guess about the value of something. At some point you get diminishing returns and errors that make any modelling that educated guess but if you're modelling v...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1909
Views: 101747

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

-libertarian people are the rare individuals -I stopped on a public radio channel recently when I was in the car. And only the few minutes I listened, I quickly was formulating counter arguments to the propaganda / specious reasoning which was being put forward. There's not enough hours in the day ...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Choosing Medicare plans
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Choosing Medicare plans

Why would you want to buy insurance in order to pay for a one-time thing? Just pay for the shots. The other key issue regarding medical expenses and insurance is taxes. As a self-employed person I get to deduct from income on page 1 of the1040 any health insurance premiums. That is a big benefit to...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Choosing Medicare plans
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Choosing Medicare plans

Check out GoodRx. They frequently offer a drug price that is less than an insurance price and all you have to do is show your card to the pharmacist. Prices at several stores are usually shown: Walmart, CVS, Walgreen's, etc. Go to one of the stores that offers an injection service. As I recall, I g...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Choosing Medicare plans
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Choosing Medicare plans

Why would you want to buy insurance in order to pay for a one-time thing? Just pay for the shots. You are not on Medicare. Once you are on Medicare you need to get on some kind of drug plan. All Medicare is subsidized by the government in some way (via all the Medicare payments we've made from our ...
by vnatale
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1909
Views: 101747

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

What we refer to as “facts” are actually data+interpretation+persuasion. So more “facts” are not really a solution. Not only that, but there's a lot more to covering the news than just fact vs opinion. For example, which stories get coverage and which are buried? Even if you're presenting everythin...
by vnatale
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Choosing Medicare plans
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Choosing Medicare plans

I know that we have an older crowd here. Many whom are of Medicare age and who are on Medicare. Being that I've yet to take any drugs on a regular basis I have always chosen the least expensive plan. Since I've been on Medicare starting April 2016 that has always proven to be the correct choice as m...
by vnatale
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 234
Views: 26908

Re: Would you wear a mask?

"Way too complicated for me. " From the second paragraph from aquinas, there is no duty to obey an abuse of power. There can even be a duty to disobey. Neither sleepy Joe, nor any of the 50 governors have legitimate authority to impose their superstitions. In the same way that they cant impose a fa...
by vnatale
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 234
Views: 26908

Re: Would you wear a mask?

Way too complicated for me. Kind of reminds me of a Jesuit who, in furtherance of his search for a way around the prohibition against masturbation, announced (quite seriously) to his class that abusing oneself "inadvertently" doesn't count. One of the early church fathers, someone named Origen, act...
by vnatale
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1909
Views: 101747

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

It would be really awesome if some organization could just report the facts, without any opinion or bias. Not holding my breath. If such an organization appeared, and just reported the facts, I wonder how many people would even believe them? Yes!!!!! EVERYONE has biases to which they filter ALL fac...
by vnatale
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5357
Views: 491909

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

What tests do you get done, and which lab do you get it done by? I ordered these, online at Quest Hemoglobin A1c Cholesterol Panel COVID-19 Antibody Test Vitamin D Testosterone (Male) $330 Pay on line. Drop in to a local phlebotomist for the blood draw. In and out in 10 minutes. Results by email in...
by vnatale
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 234
Views: 26908

Re: Would you wear a mask?

I went to the Rutgers / University of Massachusetts basketball game on Saturday (held at the latter's campus). I was quite surprised to see that we were all required to wear masks when inside. There seemed to be 100% compliance. I heard one event staff person say to someone during the game ....."kee...
by vnatale
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last

I've been astounded with how much of my Amazon orders do arrive in two days. In one case the next day when it was supposed to have taken two days. Sorry for hijacking the thread, but am too curious to hold my horses.. Are those 2 days considered a short period ? What about Prime members ? At amazon...
by vnatale
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1425
Views: 414366

Re: Stock scream room

I bought a bit more Total Stock Market. Bought that dog shit ? What a crap ... ;D From now onwards I'll be the stocks buddtholomew .. Joke aside, Stoxx 50 is already more than 3% down for the day (Nikkei was also), so SPY will follow. For the tmie being the "explanation" is the new South African st...
by vnatale
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1425
Views: 414366

Re: Stock scream room

I bought a bit more Total Stock Market. Bought that dog shit ? What a crap ... ;D From now onwards I'll be the stocks buddtholomew .. Joke aside, Stoxx 50 is already more than 3% down for the day (Nikkei was also), so SPY will follow. For the tmie being the "explanation" is the new South African st...
by vnatale
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1909
Views: 101747

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

I tend to think of the internet like any other tool. Can be very useful, or dangerous when used improperly. That goes for everything from shovels, knives, guns, the Bible, hammers, to computers and cell phones. Temptations for improper use abound. Discernment is key quality. I again completely agre...
by vnatale
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1909
Views: 101747

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

There is a lot of disinformation out there. One can just spread it around and compound the problem, or actually take a few minutes to check the facts first. Where do you propose one should go to "check the facts"? Google is your friend here. You can look up many articles and papers describing the C...
by vnatale
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Anniversary?
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: Anniversary?

Well, that is a great question. However, since I am definitely not a Dallas Cowboy fan but did see them play the Redskins (I must say Robert Lee (Bob) Hayes* was awesome, I had a sidelines pass given to me by my uncle* who played for the Redskins), only have been in the Dallas airport never the cit...
by vnatale
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1909
Views: 101747

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

I'm comfortable with sharing a doctor Kory post without further vetting This provoked me to find out more about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Kory Reviewing "Medical education and career"...fairly impressive. But then reading this section....not so impressive... Early in the COVID-...
by vnatale
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Maher clips
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: Maher clips

j/k goes back a long time, like 90s. Geez, Vinny, while you were busy jarring your pee you missed a lot. Maybe in your circles. I've engaged in a ton of online communications since 1995 and I do not remember prior seeing it. Anyone else here besides me who did not know what "j/k" meant.... Yeah me....
by vnatale
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3319
Views: 921678

Re: The GOLD scream room

dualstow wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:33 pm

mathjak107 wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:36 pm

well at least gold took bitcoin with it


O0 Crypto is really cratering today. Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum…

a 2.5% hit to gold doesn’t seem so bad.


What was / is the range of percentage drops you are / were seeing in the various crypto currencies?
by vnatale
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Anniversary?
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: Anniversary?

Reading it here is the first I've either heard or read of it anywhere. Read this book several years ago: https://www.amazon.com/Four-Days-November-Assassination-President-ebook/dp/B0015DYLQ0/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=kennedy+bugliosi&qid=1637616678&s=books&sr=1-1 Four Days in November: The Assassination o...
by vnatale
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Anniversary?
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Anniversary?

For the Americans here...

Without saying what it is....how many of you are aware of what today is the anniversary of? I've yet to hear it said anywhere or read it anywhere.
by vnatale
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Maher clips
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: Maher clips

dualstow wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:47 pm

j/k goes back a long time, like 90s. Geez, Vinny, while you were busy jarring your pee you missed a lot.


Maybe in your circles. I've engaged in a ton of online communications since 1995 and I do not remember prior seeing it.

Anyone else here besides me who did not know what "j/k" meant....
by vnatale
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Maher clips
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: Maher clips

You need a better search engine. Three Letter Acronym. BTW, TLAs are way more efficient than spelling everything. But. Not. More. Effective. For. The. Unwashed. J/K. I think TLAs preceded emojis. 😱 Yes. More efficient for the communicator. But as you pointed out not necessarily effective in getting...