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by vnatale
Sun May 16, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4389
Views: 298829

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/may/14/delay-in-giving-second-jabs-of-pfizer-vaccine-improves-immunity?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Delay in giving second jabs of Pfizer vaccine improves immunity Study finds antibodies against Sars-CoV-2 three-and-a-half times higher in people vaccinated again af...
by vnatale
Sun May 16, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4389
Views: 298829

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-16/covid-is-airborne-scientists-say-now-authorities-think-so-too?sref=Yg3sQEZ2&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business Covid Is Airborne, Scientists Say. Now Authoritie...
by vnatale
Sun May 16, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4389
Views: 298829

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Blue IL is 'reviewing' CDC guidelines and figuring out how to change guidance. Why? They should just say okay we're done, but they refuse. I think they are saying they will follow the national recommendations. They are saying it, but not doing it. What is there to review? If you are 'following the ...
by vnatale
Sat May 15, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 792
Views: 19054

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

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/12/ohio-vaccinated-adults-lottery-drawing-487726 A shot at a million: Ohio offers vaccinated a chance to win big bucks, college scholarships Gov. Mike DeWine said the lotteries would be paid from existing federal coronavirus relief funds. DeWine is a conservativ...
by vnatale
Sat May 15, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 792
Views: 19054

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

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-nightly/2021/05/14/why-the-yankees-should-bench-covid-tests-492845?nname=politico-nightly&nid=00000170-c000-da87-af78-e185fa700000&nrid=0000014e-f113-dd93-ad7f-f9179e750000&nlid=2670445 Why the Yankees should bench Covid tests With help from Dan Goldberg...
by vnatale
Sat May 15, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Masks Revealed as the Political Symbol They Are (And Have Always Been)
Replies: 16
Views: 247

Re: Masks Revealed as the Political Symbol They Are (And Have Always Been)

Mask? No Mask? New Rules Leave Americans Recalibrating, Hour by Hour The C.D.C. said fully vaccinated people could safely go most places without a mask. Not everyone was sure, or ready. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/15/us/cdc-mask-guidance-americans.html The new guidance seemed to scramble all the...
by vnatale
Sat May 15, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Rebalancing into more LTT
Replies: 95
Views: 1759

Re: Rebalancing into more LTT

Well you have to do what you see fit and we who think there are better ways going forward will do the same And yet you're still just going to spend hours on this forum grumbling and fussing about 'rising rates' and how you don't think the PP is going to work going forward. As iron sharpens iron, So...
by vnatale
Fri May 14, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election
Replies: 30
Views: 614

Re: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election

You guys are considering an "Ocean's Eleven" type of scenario of sophisticated hackers possibly swinging the election. But when you have universal mail-in voting with no voter ID requirement, the ability to kick poll watchers out of polling places without any consequences, and the ability to stretc...
by vnatale
Fri May 14, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 792
Views: 19054

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

Interestingly, Seven members of the NY Yankees staff tested positive for COVID this week, and ALL SEVEN were fully vaccinated. This "fact" raises way more questions than it answers. First: were any of these 7 symptomatic? Because then this is a diagnosis based on a test result. Prior to COVID there...
by vnatale
Fri May 14, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election
Replies: 30
Views: 614

Re: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election

So a nefarious entity can disrupt computer systems operations at a major private oil pipeline, and a disruption to public voting computer systems is inconceivable? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. We have 50 different states each with 50 unique voting proce...
by vnatale
Fri May 14, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election
Replies: 30
Views: 614

Re: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election

So a nefarious entity can disrupt computer systems operations at a major private oil pipeline, and a disruption to public voting computer systems is inconceivable? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. We have 50 different states each with 50 unique voting proce...
by vnatale
Thu May 13, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election
Replies: 30
Views: 614

Re: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election

So a nefarious entity can disrupt computer systems operations at a major private oil pipeline, and a disruption to public voting computer systems is inconceivable? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. We have 50 different states each with 50 unique voting proce...
by vnatale
Thu May 13, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 792
Views: 19054

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

Interestingly, Seven members of the NY Yankees staff tested positive for COVID this week, and ALL SEVEN were fully vaccinated. https://www.si.com/mlb/yankees/news/new-york-yankees-general-manager-brian-cashman-stresses-covid-19-vaccine-working-amid-outbreak Brian Cashman Stresses ‘The Vaccine is Wo...
by vnatale
Thu May 13, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: New I-bond rate: 3.54%
Replies: 38
Views: 1368

Re: New I-bond rate: 3.54%

Vinny, Thanks for sharing your experiences as an accountant. I obviously was wrong in assuming that all accountants knew how to do tax returns. I used to do my own taxes with a pencil and paper and a very large eraser. A few years ago I shifted over to Turbotax as my tax return got longer and more ...
by vnatale
Wed May 12, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: New I-bond rate: 3.54%
Replies: 38
Views: 1368

Re: New I-bond rate: 3.54%

Vinny, Thanks for sharing your experiences as an accountant. I obviously was wrong in assuming that all accountants knew how to do tax returns. I used to do my own taxes with a pencil and paper and a very large eraser. A few years ago I shifted over to Turbotax as my tax return got longer and more ...
by vnatale
Wed May 12, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club
Replies: 23
Views: 448

Re: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club

Is what was described and being discussed truly "cancel culture". The first definition I see is: Definition of cancel culture : the practice or tendency of engaging in mass canceling (see CANCEL entry 1 sense 1e) as a way of expressing disapproval and exerting social pressure I believe I read about ...
by vnatale
Wed May 12, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Bitcoin mining
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Bitcoin mining

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by vnatale
Tue May 11, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4389
Views: 298829

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The supermarket has their sign up again, so I'm back to complying. this is probably not a surprise to anyone on this thread, but I studiously ignore those signs and announcements. Including whem I've had to go to the Post office Texas has been completely open for a while now. Absolutely no capacity...
by vnatale
Tue May 11, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Jimmy Carter Would Love Joe Biden
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Jimmy Carter Would Love Joe Biden

Gas Lines, Inflation, Economic Malaise and appeasement of our enemies. Jimmy Carter would be very proud of Joe Buyden. At least Carter didn't win by cheating. Today I went out to buy gas for my lawn mower and buy gas for my car for the first time since December 2020. I had heard about these gas lin...
by vnatale
Mon May 10, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Jeff Booth on deflation
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Jeff Booth on deflation

I am still trying to process the part where he said that the inflation you think you are seeing at the supermarket etc. is really just the deflation of your paycheck in a world where your purchasing power is decreasing because your labor cannot compete any longer due to globalization. For those who...
by vnatale
Mon May 10, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: New I-bond rate: 3.54%
Replies: 38
Views: 1368

Re: New I-bond rate: 3.54%

@ Vinny, I think you have it correct. I use Turbotax to complete my tax return. Turbotax software fills out the forms for me. My IRS Form 8888 that I submitted this tax year has nothing in any of the blocks in Part I (Direct Deposit). Part II (U.S. Series I Savings Bond Purchases), is filled out as...
by vnatale
Mon May 10, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: New I-bond rate: 3.54%
Replies: 38
Views: 1368

Re: New I-bond rate: 3.54%

Hopefully jhogue sees this in a timely manner to offer me his esteemed advice. Although this is my second tax return attempt to buy $5,000 via my tax return....since the first time was a failure and I've yet to have a successful attempt it feels like I am still in my rookie year of attempting to do ...
by vnatale
Mon May 10, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold in IRA accounts
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Gold in IRA accounts

This morning as I continue to read through various IRS publications this is the second time I have come across these exact words in two different publications:

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by vnatale
Mon May 10, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: New I-bond rate: 3.54%
Replies: 38
Views: 1368

Re: New I-bond rate: 3.54%

@ Vinny: Sorry, I have never tried H&R Block software. Turbotax shows Balance/Refund on the front page of its instructions and in the IRS Form 1040. See IRS Form 1040-SR (2020) page 3: -Refund Line 34: If line 33 is more than line 24, subtract line 24 from line 33. This is the amount you overpaid -...
by vnatale
Mon May 10, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Frequently Asked Questions on Virtual Currency Transactions
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Frequently Asked Questions on Virtual Currency Transactions

Anyone aware of the depth with which the IRS addresses Virtual Currency?

Vinny


Frequently Asked Questions on Virtual Currency Transactions


https://www.irs.gov/individuals/interna ... ansactions