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by vnatale
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold outflows, bitcoin inflows
Replies: 50
Views: 3710

Re: Gold outflows, bitcoin inflows

BITCOIN COULD BECOME WORLD RESERVE CURRENCY, SAYS SENATOR RAND PAUL


https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/bit ... -rand-paul
by vnatale
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1794
Views: 74559

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

For those of you who have either received both shots from either Moderna or Pfizer shots or the single Johnson & Johnson AND who will ALSO get the booster shot.....have you heard or read that it is more effective to get a different vaccine for the booster? I.E., if you got Johnson & Johnson shot the...
by vnatale
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5148
Views: 445375

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

So my county has a seven day avg of 127 new cases and 0 deaths. However, this weekend I still saw the vast majority of people wearing masks even though none of the establishments required it or even had any signs up referencing masks at all. Is this because the powers that be have not said people c...
by vnatale
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Houston Firefighters Pension Fund Makes Bitcoin, Ether Purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: Houston Firefighters Pension Fund Makes Bitcoin, Ether Purchase

I’ve told Boglerdude a half a dozen times that this is not reddit, but he continues to use the eli5 abbreviation as if it’s standard English and all the fogies here would just know. Irony. This is the Explain Like I’m 55 forum. O0 As I prior stated somewhere here....when new people come here...expe...
by vnatale
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Fact-checking Biden's town hall in Baltimore
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Fact-checking Biden's town hall in Baltimore

You know its bad when CNN can not cover for Biden's "facts" https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fact-checking-biden-s-cnn-town-hall-in-baltimore/ar-AAPPzFu?ocid=msedgntp Biden and the border "I've been there before, and I haven't -- I mean, I know it well. I guess I should go down. But the -- b...
by vnatale
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Windows 11 PSA
Replies: 14
Views: 544

Re: Windows 11 PSA

I ran the test on this computer and it told me that my CPU was not sufficient for Windows 11. Here are some recent PC Mag articles on Windows 11: https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/microsoft-windows-11 https://www.pcmag.com/opinions/windows-11-is-ultra-secure-dont-mess-it-up https://www.pcmag.com/news/no...
by vnatale
Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1794
Views: 74559

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

Have not yet read his latest.... The Big Cheat: How Donald Trump Fleeced America and Enriched Himself and His Family https://www.amazon.com/The-Big-Cheat-How-Donald-Trump-Fleeced-America-and-Enriched-Himself-and-His-Family/dp/B08VJM8P1V/ref=cm_wl_huc_item I infer that Trump's "fleecing of America" ...
by vnatale
Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1794
Views: 74559

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

Have not yet read his latest.... The Big Cheat: How Donald Trump Fleeced America and Enriched Himself and His Family https://www.amazon.com/The-Big-Cheat-How-Donald-Trump-Fleeced-America-and-Enriched-Himself-and-His-Family/dp/B08VJM8P1V/ref=cm_wl_huc_item I infer that Trump's "fleecing of America" ...
by vnatale
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold outflows, bitcoin inflows
Replies: 50
Views: 3710

Re: Gold outflows, bitcoin inflows

Physical gold can be both/either anonymous and private, bitcoin isn't private, every transaction is visible in the blockchain (the distributed electronic public ledger). In certain situations the privacy of tangible can be extremely valuable. Ever try to fly to another country with gold on your per...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: At least this criminal is polite
Replies: 19
Views: 3287

Re: At least this criminal is polite

dualstow wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:43 pm

Why do I keep falling for these thread resurrections.
Vinny, you owe each of us a fiver O0


I had subscribed to it as a reminder for me when I finally got back to it to:

1) Buy pepper spray
2) Install the app
by vnatale
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: At least this criminal is polite
Replies: 19
Views: 3287

Re: At least this criminal is polite

I have that app, Sophie, and it is evil. >:D I would like to delete it but it has a hold on me like the Ring had a hold on Bilbo. I am too weak to destroy it. Seriously, the one benefit I got from it was to change a walking route to avoid a massive fire. • Since the info is pulled from 911 calls an...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: At least this criminal is polite
Replies: 19
Views: 3287

Re: At least this criminal is polite

Tech - you'll be glad to hear I just ordered a keychain pepper gel spray . It's often windy in my neighborhood so regular spray would probably not be such a good idea. Of course, I had to get it sent to a friend in another state because even though they're legal to carry in NY, you're not allowed t...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: At least this criminal is polite
Replies: 19
Views: 3287

Re: At least this criminal is polite

LOL, the sober tone of the reporter and his quotes look like they're straight out of the Bee/Onion: He’s up to 139 arrests — and he says he can’t be stopped. Serial subway crook Charles Barry walked out of Manhattan Criminal Court early Saturday after his arraignment in his most recent arrest on Th...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Another phase completed!
Replies: 17
Views: 3428

Re: Another phase completed!

How do you studied it until I felt comfortable. Yes I still come on here to do maintenance, mentally. I think you almost have to or you’ll revert back to a standard way of thinking and try to outperform the market. That would never be an issue for me as almost 20 years ago I was (good) brainwashed ...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Another phase completed!
Replies: 17
Views: 3428

Re: Another phase completed!

At some point this grand Permanent Portfolio thinking process will be over and I can then move my thinking focus elsewhere. Vinny I did the same thing - 4 months of study. several Evernote pages filled with notes. The PP is simple to implement but takes a while to accept and grasp. once you do ther...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Another phase completed!
Replies: 17
Views: 3428

Re: Another phase completed!

If you wrote a book summarizing all the useful post on this forum, I would definitely buy it! I'm not a summarizer. I'm a detail person. However, the more I read the voluminous notes I've taken from the posts in this forum...I can see that if the Permanent Portfolio was more popular than it was a s...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last

With all this talk about supply chain issues...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. I agree, it is pretty amazing (still) that Amazon can achieve such delivery times. That had all gone out ...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Do T-Bills Keep Up with Inflation?
Replies: 30
Views: 9395

Re: Do T-Bills Keep Up with Inflation?

Recently I checked on the inflation rate for the first time in a long time: 2.3%, higher than I'd imagined. I was only paying attention to interest rates for the past few years. I'm pretty sure MachineGhost once said something about t-bills keeping up with inflation. He may not have. Let's say one-...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold as a diversifier - PP gets a mention
Replies: 10
Views: 3150

Re: Gold as a diversifier - PP gets a mention

Found this an interesting read - enjoy. Hal <snip> Both the optimal (20%) and upper range of efficient portfolios (35%) may seem to include a fairly high percentage of gold compared to the 5% rule-of-thumb allocation to which a large number of financial advisors seem to subscribe. But there is a pr...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Which Gold ETF Would You Recommend Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 4031

Re: Which Gold ETF Would You Recommend Now?

Any updated recommendations from anyone regarding these recommendations? Particularly regarding Perth Mint's AAAU and what is currently going in Australia.
by vnatale
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last

We went to Costco today. Zero toilet paper available. Paper towels and Kleenex limited to one package per customer and prices were up a lot. Beef and pork prices up substantially since our last trip there a few weeks ago. A 16oz container of crab meat was $45 ... Holy cowabunga!!!!! No worries, it'...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5148
Views: 445375

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

According to a friend who is a separations chemist, salicylic acid does not break down with time and has a much longer shelf life than the expiration date on the bottle indicates. But that's prob true of of a lot of things, so do your own diligence with aspirin and the rest. I think I have prior st...
by vnatale
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1507
Views: 149314

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I was here for a different reason but it seemed odd to discover that no one had written in this "Daily" topic for nearly four months!
by vnatale
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: For those using the PP or GB in retirement
Replies: 33
Views: 1247

Re: For those using the PP or GB in retirement

I recently paid for a portfolio second opinion done by an FA who's a protégé of the well-known investment author Rick Ferri. I knew of course that he was a Boglehead through-and-through but the review ended up being worth the price anyway … I think about doing that sometimes. Maybe that Allan Roth ...
by vnatale
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Treasury Bond Buying Tutorial
Replies: 129
Views: 170545

Re: Treasury Bond Buying Tutorial

Vinny I just took some screenshots, since I'm not sure if you've tried it before... In your brokerage, click on Buy and Sell, then Trade Bonds or CDs v1.png Now, here it looks like Vanguard has changed it, because the quick search here used to go out to 30 years, not just 10: v2.png But you can jus...