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by jalanlong
Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5230
Views: 822072

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Yes, in Plano. Outside the Plano DPS when my wife went to get her license there was an employee standing outside shouting that this is a Federal Building and mask mandates are in effect. They are still by appointment only at that location. There shouldn't be anything federal about the Plano DPS. Th...
by jalanlong
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5230
Views: 822072

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I went into a big chain hospital today. No masking requirements for entry or otherwise. I gather that this is still not the case in some US states? In my part of Western Massachusetts it is always masks for anything medically related. I think that might be the only places where that is the case. No...
by jalanlong
Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5230
Views: 822072

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I went into a big chain hospital today. No masking requirements for entry or otherwise. I gather that this is still not the case in some US states? In my part of Western Massachusetts it is always masks for anything medically related. I think that might be the only places where that is the case. No...
by jalanlong
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5230
Views: 822072

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

https://reason.com/2023/01/19/facebook- ... ensorship/

Not that this is surprising but interesting nonetheless. I especially like that Facebook employees referred to the CDC as "collegues."
by jalanlong
Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The State of the Economy
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: The State of the Economy

Yes, the politician are the ones who are creating this debt but it is ultimately the electorate which is allowing and supporting them in doing so with all the "must have's (NOW!)" that the electorate demands. George Will once brilliantly described the American people as talking like Jeffersonians b...
by jalanlong
Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The State of the Economy
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: The State of the Economy

Cullen Roche has written some interesting articles regarding debt and the economy, etc: The Biggest Myths in Economics Be sure to check out the related posts he's listed for more details. Excellent link. Thank you for sharing #10 Fallacy of Composition is relevant here. https://www.pragcap.com/say-...
by jalanlong
Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 811
Views: 272307

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

https://nypost.com/2023/01/11/wells-fargo-to-focus-on-home-loans-for-minorities/?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=2&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8Nx9eUZxrHwwUUUPfuXk125pkhAIV0BR2OZwcrLjBUIILPWkmavo8-UTH3xGcZIfe1IiHllkFXtKgIQ-t_t5uWjySiMzpJcSXNW0-ArQYX5DpVSc4&utm_content=2&utm_source=hs_email Is this something shareholders ...
by jalanlong
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 114
Views: 2936

Re: Mar A Lago documents

Maddy, my anecdotal experience is in line with yours. To me, the most important thing is that so many people expect to be taken care of by other people or the government. Playing video games is so much easier than having to work to support yourself. Sad. On the brighter side, I do know many younger...
by jalanlong
Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 114
Views: 2936

Re: Mar A Lago documents

Speculation abounds that it's the democrat party itself that arranged to "find" those documents. I have to admit it's a fetching theory. Now that the economy is in shambles, the financial system is on the verge of collapse, cities are overrun with crime, and increasing numbers of people are waking ...
by jalanlong
Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:24 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Defensive moves when lunatics are running the asylum?
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Defensive moves when lunatics are running the asylum?

My portfolio now consists of my house, a lot of cash and boring, stodgy dividend stocks from tobacco and alcohol companies, railroads, utilities, gas pipeline companies etc. etc. I have no idea if it will make it thru the debt apocalypse but I’m rolling with it.
by jalanlong
Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 114
Views: 2936

Re: Mar A Lago documents

Was the reason for the raid that the former President was in possession of the documents? Or was it that he allegedly refused to give them back? Or was it something else? I'm just looking for the official reason, whatever it may be worth. Did a Bing search and could not find a direct answer to your...
by jalanlong
Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 114
Views: 2936

Re: Mar A Lago documents

During an interview on "60 Minutes" from September, Biden was asked about the viral photograph of top secret documents spread across the floor by the FBI following the raid of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. "When you saw the photograph of the top secret documents laid out on the floor at ...
by jalanlong
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:00 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Single-bond ETFs
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: Single-bond ETFs

Single-bond ETFs may be the key to revolutionize trading Treasurys This does seem like a very convenient way to get exposure to (for example) 3-month T-Bills, via the ETF TBIL. However when I click on the ticker link from that article it looks like the fund is way more volatile than I would have ex...
by jalanlong
Wed Jan 04, 2023 10:44 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Died Suddenly
Replies: 85
Views: 2366

Re: Died Suddenly

https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/public_surveys/died_suddenly_more_than_1_in_4_think_someone_they_know_died_from_covid_19_vaccines I think the death toll from the vax is going to climb and climb and this 49% number from the poll below will get past 79% this year. Of course i...
by jalanlong
Tue Dec 27, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2459

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

Big surprise there. You basically can't get published in a place like the Atlantic unless you show your fealty to leftist globalists with your virtue signaling by bashing Trump. https://www.allsides.com/news-source/atlantic The Atlantic gets a pretty strong "Left" bias rating from Allsides. Unfortu...
by jalanlong
Tue Dec 27, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Huh, 1/N Asset Allocation is Quite Robust
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: Huh, 1/N Asset Allocation is Quite Robust

Although holy tracking error — IIRC, SCV hasn’t kept up with SP500 until quite recently Yeah... that's the game with highly volatile products. Paul Merriman has a chart that compares various strategies. And a SCV+SP500 pairing ends up consistently being perfectly mediocre - never first, never last....
by jalanlong
Sun Dec 25, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarian Thinker Questions Why Zelensky Would Sacrifice So Many Ukrainians Just Because He Wants to Join NATO
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Libertarian Thinker Questions Why Zelensky Would Sacrifice So Many Ukrainians Just Because He Wants to Join NATO

boglerdude wrote:
Sun Dec 25, 2022 1:03 am
You're still going to be ranting about Ukraine, as you're put into a truck by a CCP/DNC agent and sent to a pandemic camp :) There's more than one threat...
I think the term you are looking for is “Virus Protection Camp”.
by jalanlong
Sat Dec 24, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2459

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

My absolute favorite obvious contradiction for right wing conspiracies as a generality is that on one hand, the government is so corrupt and incredibly inept that it can do nothing right. Yet, on the other hand the government is so wickedly brilliant that it can infiltrate and control every aspect ...
by jalanlong
Sat Dec 24, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2459

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

My absolute favorite obvious contradiction for right wing conspiracies as a generality is that on one hand, the government is so corrupt and incredibly inept that it can do nothing right. Yet, on the other hand the government is so wickedly brilliant that it can infiltrate and control every aspect ...
by jalanlong
Fri Dec 23, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2459

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

[ My absolute favorite obvious contradiction for right wing conspiracies as a generality is that on one hand, the government is so corrupt and incredibly inept that it can do nothing right. Yet, on the other hand the government is so wickedly brilliant that it can infiltrate and control every aspec...
by jalanlong
Fri Dec 23, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2459

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

From my experience here’s where there is a problem with the military. We stay WAY too long when things are obviously not going well and the cost benefit analysis of military action has swung to the absolute loss side of the ledger. A weird dynamic occurs…all militaries hate to lose. It’s the ultima...
by jalanlong
Fri Dec 23, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2459

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

> for those who contend the American people are all sheep But of course, SARS2 (which variant is it now?) is just as deadly as we're told. But we can lay that question aside. My family is like this, they cannot even have the conversation. They refuse to listen to evidence. But to be fair, I'm still...
by jalanlong
Fri Dec 23, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Buy and Hold Stock Millionaires
Replies: 33
Views: 5797

Re: Buy and Hold Stock Millionaires

http://web.archive.org/web/20060216223405/http://finance.wharton.upenn.edu/~rlwctr/papers/0429.pdf This study is 20 years old but interesting nonetheless. Conclusion was that buying the original S&P 500 stocks and holding them with no changes led to a much better outcome than following all of the ch...
by jalanlong
Thu Dec 22, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Question for SilentMajority about Information Sources
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Question for SilentMajority about Information Sources

This reminds me of a fallacy described by Nassim Taleb but for the life of me I cannot remember what he named it. He describes a situation (which happens to me a lot) where you read an article (or see a tv news story) regarding a topic with which you are very, very knowledgeable. Say an article abou...
by jalanlong
Sun Dec 18, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Died Suddenly
Replies: 85
Views: 2366

Re: Died Suddenly

On the other hand regarding your son ...... how about the vaccine perhaps preventing him from a lifetime of potential problems including death? Come on. The death rate from Covid cases across all ages groups is approx 3%. People in the 18-29 age range only constitute 1.8% of the total Covid deaths....