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by vnatale
Tue May 11, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4339
Views: 293808

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: 5
Views: 90

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: 135

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: 35
Views: 1065

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: 35
Views: 1065

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: 95

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: 35
Views: 1065

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: 36

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
by vnatale
Sun May 09, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Home Network Content Filter
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Home Network Content Filter

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Home Network Content Filter Boost both your digital security and your web browsing speed with an inexpensive, DIY packet inspector. https://www.wired.com/story/diy-raspberry-pi-home-network-content-filter/?mbid=social_twitter&utm_brand=wired&utm_campaign=falcon&utm_medium...
by vnatale
Sun May 09, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 748
Views: 17123

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

They've gotten perhaps 100s of millions to take a mystery injection that zero long term studies have been done on...............to fight the flu. They've got business and other organs of society ready to ostracize people who don't want to be part of the experiment. It's nuts. Mission accomplished n...
by vnatale
Sun May 09, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 748
Views: 17123

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

And whenever I read about a "cabal of globalists" or something similar, I remind myself just how difficult it is to get even a few people on the same page. Amen brother. I can't even get my family to agree on a restaurant choice. Or, how the government can simultaneously be incapable of carrying ou...
by vnatale
Sun May 09, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: New I-bond rate: 3.54%
Replies: 35
Views: 1065

Re: New I-bond rate: 3.54%

@ Vinny: 1. I-bonds that you buy in your Treasury Direct account after 1 May 2021 will yield 3.54% for the next 6 months. 2. In addition to the above, your can buy $5,000 in I-bonds with your 2020 tax refund. They will also yield 3.54% for the next 6 months. IRS form 8888 has purchase instructions....
by vnatale
Sun May 09, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4339
Views: 293808

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Restrictions do seem to be disappearing where I am at. Seems like it is happening without any big announcement. Probably so it doesn't cause any stir from the critics. Last few places I went you have more like 10% of the people wearing a mask. So the masked person is now the odd one out. I just cam...
by vnatale
Sun May 09, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 748
Views: 17123

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

murphy_p_t wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 8:50 am

Are you suggesting that what I pasted into this thread from Dr McCullough are false and misleading statements?


Is this him?

https://www.cardiometabolichealth.org/p ... lough.html

If so....he looks legitimate.
by vnatale
Sat May 08, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 84
Views: 2334

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

There should be more choices for newer single family homes that are less than 2000 ft but are nicely built in decent places. My wife grew up in a prosperous suburb in a 1200 ft 3/1.5/2 car garage ranch house with a basement and a nice yard. I thought it was just right. There were no big splashy roo...
by vnatale
Sat May 08, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4339
Views: 293808

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

https://www.insidehook.com/article/music/avoid-being-jerk-concert How to Avoid Being a Jerk at a Concert, According to Industry Professionals It's been over a year since you've been to a show. Do you remember the etiquette? Be respectful of the venue’s mask policy Mask guidelines vary from state to ...
by vnatale
Thu May 06, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5201

Re: Chauvin Verdict

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/04/us/c ... juror.html


Derek Chauvin’s Lawyer Asks for a New Trial After Guilty Verdict

The expected legal motion came on the same day that one of the jurors was being criticized for his participation in the March on Washington last year.
by vnatale
Thu May 06, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Best Tax Software Of 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: The Best Tax Software Of 2021

I use FreeTaxUSA https://www.freetaxusa.com/ for the past number of years, $0 federal fee, $12 state fee. Covers most reasonably complicated situations. I tried this last year and was disappointed. Import was not complete like it was with HRBlock, and problems with K-1s. Totally worth the $25 for B...
by vnatale
Thu May 06, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 84
Views: 2334

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

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by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 748
Views: 17123

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

Vaccinated Residents Only At Chicago Concert Series Chicago officials announced the Protect Chicago Music Series on Wednesday morning. Attendees have to show their vaccination card to get in. https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/vaccinated-residents-only-chicago-concert-series?utm_source=twitter&utm_m...
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4339
Views: 293808

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Masks can help fill gap between vaccines and herd immunity: doctor https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-covid-book-case-for-masks-dean-hashimoto-boston-herd-immunity-vaccines-20210429-keco7lglm5cabgynekqduyu25m-story.html In the book, Hashimoto picks up the much-maligned mask and shakes off th...
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 748
Views: 17123

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/05/scie ... &smtyp=cur


A Moderna vaccine booster will be effective against some variants, a trial indicates.
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1480
Views: 106705

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:40 pm

I hope dualstow is staying safe and is having fun on his travels.


How about you??!!!

I just realized we'd not heard from you for quite a while!

It will be four weeks this Friday.

First Dualstow and now you! Two of the forum's stalwarts...
by vnatale
Wed May 05, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: 4.5 million!
Replies: 0
Views: 53

4.5 million!

Until now I had no idea lightning could strike so many times in our country. Did any of you experience it? https://www.foxcarolina.com/dont-be-shocked-tuesdays-storms-were-the-most-electric-in-more-than-4-years/article_067c9f0a-09e6-56e3-a4ca-587b5940c86b.html Don't be shocked! Tuesday's storms were...