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by shekels
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra

I wonder what Harry Browne would have thought about Libra. Not just from an investment perspective, but from his libertarian perspective. It's cryptocurrency. Except it's not truly decentralized. It's not fiat, but it kind of is, thanks to its fiat reserves. It's a free market solution, but a highl...
by shekels
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra

Mark Cuban (yeah, I know, I know) thinks Libra is a bad idea. Not necessarily for the U.S., but for nations run by more..problematic governments. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/12/mark-cuban-calls-facebook-digital-coin-libra-a-big-mistake.html “There’s going to be some despot in some African country ...
by shekels
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ICE Raids
Replies: 19
Views: 311

Re: ICE Raids

The Trump administration is moving to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced Monday. According to text of the rule set to publish in the Federal Register on Tuesday, asylum seekers who pass through another country before ...
by shekels
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks

Agree on fixed income for the elderly (and hence why pretty much all that stuff is inflation indexed now if it is from the govt) Gold backed currency might stop uncontrolled Government debt. On the above...categorically no unless you can talk the entire world into it. Read up on why Bretton Woods b...
by shekels
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks

This might be fun...rebuttals encouraged. :) Inflating our money slowly away isn’t great either but assets and wages generally keep pace. If you are on fixed income, Inflation is a killer. (I am thinking of the elderly and the poor in this situation) Inflation numbers are aligned with whomever is i...
by shekels
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra

As much as I dislike Facebook (and yes I know the new consortium is not facebook), I hate the world's entrenched banking cartels even more. Trump doesn't know what he's talking about. You know what also facilitates unlawful behaviour? The U.S. Dollar -- more than any other currency in the world. Wi...
by shekels
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Epstein
Replies: 23
Views: 561

Re: Epstein

https://www.citizenfreepress.com/column-1/flashback-trump-warns-hannity-about-bill-clinton-and-jeff-epstein/ Side note: In Google when I typed in search "trump calls out bill clinton jeffrey epstein on hannity" Nothing came up on the first page. Typed the same search in Yandex and got the result I w...
by shekels
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Peter Schiff portfolio: an evolutionary offshoot of the PP
Replies: 33
Views: 1305

Re: The Peter Schiff portfolio: an evolutionary offshoot of the PP

So have I and am much better for it. For those who have "moved on", what have you moved on to? How have your views changed and where are they now? For me, I don't buy into Schiff's specific views of what Is going to happen to interest rates, gold or stocks in the next 3-6 month or even the next yea...
by shekels
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 335
Views: 22176

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/1145076009827356672 Video of brave and righteous ANTIFA mob in Portland take turns throwing cement milkshakes and assaulting a journalist. They estimate over 95% of Independents and Republicans will switch their vote away from Trump next year after seeing these ...
by shekels
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: 80% of the stock market is now on autopilot
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: 80% of the stock market is now on autopilot

Yup 80% of the stock market is now on autopilot on the way UP and Down. Good Luck out there ;)
by shekels
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Peter Schiff portfolio: an evolutionary offshoot of the PP
Replies: 33
Views: 1305

Re: The Peter Schiff portfolio: an evolutionary offshoot of the PP

Regardless, if you look at reviews you can see some really sad stories about how people have lost all of their savings thanks to his stock picks (many were gold miners) over the past 10 years. I remember reading recently about how one person couldn’t even afford to bury their child after Schiff’s b...
by shekels
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Tech Help Needed
Replies: 51
Views: 4670

Re: Tech Help Needed

I always see big news like the French government is switching to Ubuntu, Vicenza is going to use Zorin, blah blah, and then they give up and quietly crawl back to Windows so they can use their printers again. Tiger head, snake tail, as the Chinese say. Printers were a big stumbling block a few year...