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by vnatale
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2107
Views: 818203

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Smith1776 wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:21 pm

Local yummy things. ^-^



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Not what one would be led to believe what to expect to see in Ukraine.
by vnatale
Mon Feb 19, 2024 2:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2107
Views: 818203

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Smithers, what makes the coffee amazing? Re. your signature: What is the other 1% ? Just curious! Stay safe and don't get constipated. Perhaps buy ear plugs and nose closer clips for everyone? :-) The coffee is much stronger on average than in North America and there’s lots of unique takes on flavo...
by vnatale
Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:48 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2107
Views: 818203

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Mountaineer wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2024 4:46 am

Smithers, what makes the coffee amazing?

Re. your signature: What is the other 1% ? Just curious!

Stay safe and don't get constipated. Perhaps buy ear plugs and nose closer clips for everyone? :-)


I am guessing it is roundoff

33 1/3
33 1/3
33 1/3
by vnatale
Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1132
Views: 572038

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

dualstow wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:32 am

Ukraine is running out of ammo.


Two week vacation!
by vnatale
Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Isn't there an Avatar Thread?
Replies: 220
Views: 113177

Re: Isn't there an Avatar Thread?

dualstow wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:40 pm

vnatale wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2024 1:41 pm

First time I've ever knowingly seen his name?

To date, you have seen his name eleven times in your lifetime, not including here.


An obscure person to most Americans?

I’d never heard about him until I read his obit the other day.


How did you arrive at that calculation?
by vnatale
Sun Feb 18, 2024 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Isn't there an Avatar Thread?
Replies: 220
Views: 113177

Re: Isn't there an Avatar Thread?

( Vinny wrote elsewhere : Am not recognizing your latest Avatar. Are you matching it with your signature? Estes Kefauver? No, it’s the recently deceased Robert Badinter 🇫🇷 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Badinter First time I've ever knowingly seen his name? An obscure person to most Americans?
by vnatale
Sun Feb 18, 2024 11:02 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3688
Views: 1535098

Re: The GOLD scream room

dualstow wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:28 am

You're probably right.


Am not recognizing your latest Avatar. Are you matching it with your signature? Estes Kefauver?
by vnatale
Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2107
Views: 818203

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

My fiance and I just slept through most of the first day or so we've been here. Other than the air raid sirens, there isn't any obvious sign of war in the region we are currently in. Some observations: - Most people are doing their best to go about their day to day lives. There's a strong attitude ...
by vnatale
Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:16 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 2107
Views: 818203

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

My fiance and I just slept through most of the first day or so we've been here. Other than the air raid sirens, there isn't any obvious sign of war in the region we are currently in. Some observations: - Most people are doing their best to go about their day to day lives. There's a strong attitude ...
by vnatale
Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin interview
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Putin interview

I have been rather disappointed. Snyder is right in one thing: Putin's historical narrative is kind of bullshit and heavily relies on selecting certain points of time as yardsticks. Of course Snyder is performing the exact same maneuver when he talks about the inviolability of sovereign states' bor...
by vnatale
Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin interview
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Putin interview

Here is another point of view regarding Putin: https://snyder.substack.com/p/putins-genocidal-myth?utm_source=post-email-title&publication_id=310897&post_id=141573198&utm_campaign=email-post-title&isFreemail=true&r=151d1&utm_medium=email Putin's genocidal myth The foolishness of fascism, revealed in...
by vnatale
Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:34 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin interview
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Putin interview

Overall, I understand what he wanted to say. I think they are tired of being pushed around and decided it was time to draw the line in Ukraine. That doesn't mean I like or support it, but I see their point. The fact that the breakup of the USSR did not lead to European peace and demilitarization is...
by vnatale
Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin interview
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Putin interview

Listened to the Putin interview today. Started listening to it a second time. Exclusive: Tucker Carlson Interviews Vladimir Putin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOCWBhuDdDo&feature=youtu.be Below are the exact comments I emailed to someone while listening to the interview. I am listening to Putin a...
by vnatale
Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:01 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: This is the best time in 45 years to invest in the Permanent Portfolio
Replies: 30
Views: 10457

Re: This is the best time in 45 years to invest in the Permanent Portfolio

.. I made my only investments now 21 years ago in January 2003. All investments since have gone into cash. .. Seems like I would have been much better off over these last 21 years by having done the exact opposite. Having the bulk in Growth and giving away the Value funds. Opposite: I thought you w...
by vnatale
Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: This is the best time in 45 years to invest in the Permanent Portfolio
Replies: 30
Views: 10457

Re: This is the best time in 45 years to invest in the Permanent Portfolio

ppnewbie wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:23 am

7.7 percent higher than previous all time high.


That is always a tricky comparison as all things have to be equal. So higher than previous all-time high for the exact same time period?

And, is that 7.7% higher 7.7% added to the previous return? Or 7.7% of the previous return?
by vnatale
Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Does high-interest policy constitute fiscal stimulus?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Does high-interest policy constitute fiscal stimulus?

Another topic frequently discussed here.


https://andolfatto.blogspot.com/2024/02 ... itute.html

Does high-interest policy constitute fiscal stimulus?
by vnatale
Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:43 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Best and Worst Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Best and Worst Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

We have several times had discussion on safety deposit boxes. https://www.aarp.org/money/investing/info-2020/what-to-lock-in-safe-deposit-boxes.html?cmp=EMC-DSM-NLC-OTH-WBLTR-1532702-1950207-8011494-NA-02102024-Webletter-HT1-SAPLA-NA-S02B-Money&encparam=1x1BghEZsmkzyyv9SiDH3w%3d%3d Best and Worst Th...
by vnatale
Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:11 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Free book
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Free book

https://investorship.com/wp-content/upl ... /SYWTW.pdf


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by vnatale
Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:02 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 15 Funds That Have Destroyed the Most Wealth Over the Past Decade
Replies: 0
Views: 196

15 Funds That Have Destroyed the Most Wealth Over the Past Decade

Anyone make any investments in any of these over the last 10 years? https://www.morningstar.com/funds/15-funds-that-have-destroyed-most-wealth-over-past-decade?utm_source=eloqua&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_fundspy&utm_content=51703 FUNDS 15 Funds That Have Destroyed the Most Wealth Over...
by vnatale
Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:52 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: This is the best time in 45 years to invest in the Permanent Portfolio
Replies: 30
Views: 10457

Re: This is the best time in 45 years to invest in the Permanent Portfolio

Since this thread first started, my GB has surged higher. "Surged" needs more specifics in terms of percentage. The Golden Butterfly is the Permanent Portfolio plus a value index fund. I made my only investments now 21 years ago in January 2003. All investments since have gone into cash. When I mad...
by vnatale
Wed Feb 07, 2024 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Netflix junkie
Replies: 350
Views: 119389

Re: Netflix junkie

My girlfriend is Ukrainian and thus has Ukrainian Netflix. I'm watching all kinds of great movies made in eastern Europe that I never knew about! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silver_Skates_(film) This movie, Silver Skates, was in particular a real gem. It's a classic poor boy and rich girl lov...
by vnatale
Wed Feb 07, 2024 5:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Netflix junkie
Replies: 350
Views: 119389

Re: Netflix junkie

dualstow wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:46 pm

Paging Vinny

I don’t remember if you have Netflix
but the documentary on HIPGNOSIS
‘Squaring the Circle’ is awesome.
The guys who did the album art for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, and so much more.


I do have access to it. Thanks!
by vnatale
Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:53 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: What’s The Best Metals To Buy Into ATM?
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

Re: What’s The Best Metals To Buy Into ATM?

... Does anyone have any advice? ... Yes. ~~~ Your question requires a lot more information to answer properly. What is the state of your current portfolio (do you already own any metals?) What are your investing goals (short term profit/turnaround, long term or pass metals to my kids when I die)? ...
by vnatale
Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Should ESG Investing Be Criminalized?
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Should ESG Investing Be Criminalized?

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/01/republicans-woke-capital-esg-investment/677294/ IDEAS The War on ‘Woke Capital’ Is Backfiring Republicans want to outlaw state investment in funds they see as tainted by progressive ideology. They’ll probably just get lower returns. By James Surowiecki
by vnatale
Sun Feb 04, 2024 3:55 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 25 x 4 or 33 x 3
Replies: 37
Views: 31701

Re: 25 x 4 or 33 x 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPZUgfOqAdg

Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4 - 7/21/1970 - Tanglewood (Official)