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by jalanlong
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A worthwhile read for all PP'ers
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: A worthwhile read for all PP'ers

I guess my provisional answer to the "what replaces gold?" question would be that there is no perfect replacement but that iBonds provide the guaranteed inflation protection that gold has never offered I think that one of the original reasons for the inclusion of gold is that gold is the one asset ...
by jalanlong
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Dow sentiment poll
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Dow sentiment poll

This last year has really scared me about putting much of my money in stocks going forward. As I have posted here before, I have always toyed with the idea of just investing the "old fashioned" way and putting some money into a basket of safe, dividend paying stocks like my parents or grandparents w...
by jalanlong
Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Fact-checking Biden's town hall in Baltimore
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Fact-checking Biden's town hall in Baltimore

You have to be joking right? Do you actually think Biden supporters would dare tell themselves that Trump was in office and therefore holds the majority of any success a President could take for the vaccines? Their cognitive dissonance is way too strong for that. For proof, see below: No, I don't e...
by jalanlong
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Fact-checking Biden's town hall in Baltimore
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Fact-checking Biden's town hall in Baltimore

To be fair, would any politician in existence give credit to the outgoing President of the opposing party for ordering those vaccines when they could take the credit themselves? “and they felt that their supporters would realize the lie and think less of them”. You have to be joking right? Do you a...
by jalanlong
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Dow sentiment poll
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Dow sentiment poll

I may be perpetually scared of stocks crashing but the amount of younger people I see online who say "I am going to put all of my money in S&P 500 Index fund and retire in 10 years" tells me that maybe we have reached a peak of some sort. I would feel better with a crash that weeded out some of thes...
by jalanlong
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Fact-checking Biden's town hall in Baltimore
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Fact-checking Biden's town hall in Baltimore

You know its bad when CNN can not cover for Biden's "facts" https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fact-checking-biden-s-cnn-town-hall-in-baltimore/ar-AAPPzFu?ocid=msedgntp Biden and the border "I've been there before, and I haven't -- I mean, I know it well. I guess I should go down. But the -- b...
by jalanlong
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5150
Views: 446552

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

So my county has a seven day avg of 127 new cases and 0 deaths. However, this weekend I still saw the vast majority of people wearing masks even though none of the establishments required it or even had any signs up referencing masks at all. Is this because the powers that be have not said people c...
by jalanlong
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5150
Views: 446552

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

So my county has a seven day avg of 127 new cases and 0 deaths. However, this weekend I still saw the vast majority of people wearing masks even though none of the establishments required it or even had any signs up referencing masks at all. Is this because the powers that be have not said people ca...
by jalanlong
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Sucks to Be An I-Bond Hater
Replies: 23
Views: 1619

Re: Sucks to Be An I-Bond Hater

You won't miss out on the 7.12% no matter when you buy - you just have to wait a few extra months in order to get it. Meanwhile, the 3%+ interest rate is still a very good deal. I would give serious consideration to buying in October, which gives you an extra month of interest that still beats the ...
by jalanlong
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5150
Views: 446552

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Yesterday I witnessed what I consider to be my favorite thing about this whole Covid situation and that is rules that are put in place for not great reasoning and then kept there in perpetuity because, you know, rules. Around lunch yesterday I happened to be in the office of my son's middle school w...
by jalanlong
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5150
Views: 446552

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I guess Scott Adams has basically the same opinion as I do: I think I am supposed to be one of the Lefties on here but I agree. Here in CT, Governor Lamont had his executive powers extended another four plus months. This in spite of the fact that statewide more than 77% of all CT residents have had...
by jalanlong
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Public School Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 807

Re: Public School Issue

I'm currently reading The Case Against Education by Caplan. He's a college professor (fellow autist Tyler Cowen helped him get his job) who successfully homeschooled a couple of his kids. He makes a lot of points, like how an absurd amount of time is wasted in schools on useless subjects like Art a...
by jalanlong
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1798
Views: 75212

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

Yep. I used to consider the CDC a reliable and trustworthy source. That is no longer the case. It still is. There's one and one reason only why this controversy has gone on as long as it has...politics. No human organization is perfect and I think the whole "don't wear a mask" thing early where the...
by jalanlong
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1798
Views: 75212

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

I think we (human race) tend to think we know and understand things more than we really do. This is a virus that is worldwide, mutating, spreading randomly, infecting millions/billions of people who either don't care, don't know, are hyper vigilant, or somewhere in between. This is a problem with a...
by jalanlong
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP musings
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: PP musings

30% cash in a near zero interest rate environment and stated inflation running at over 4% ?? Cash is kind of like an option on future assets, and one has to pay a premium for options. Yeah but with no end in sight to low rates, I have a hard time putting any money into something that is guaranteed ...
by jalanlong
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1798
Views: 75212

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

I was under the same impression as pugchief. https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/covid-19/news/viral-loads-similar-between-vaccinated-and-unvaccinated-people From the article: “Although vaccinated people with a breakthrough infection are much less likely to become severely ill than unvaccinated, the new...
by jalanlong
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1798
Views: 75212

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

I was under the same impression as pugchief. https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/covid-19/news/viral-loads-similar-between-vaccinated-and-unvaccinated-people From the article: “Although vaccinated people with a breakthrough infection are much less likely to become severely ill than unvaccinated, the new ...
by jalanlong
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1798
Views: 75212

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

This is the part that bothers me the most -- that there's some incentive to keep people under their thumb, to keep them masked up, like Pritzker is high-fiving his wife every night going yeah, I am still fucking them. Jeez. If that's the case, where has it gotten them? Really, where? Any reasonable...
by jalanlong
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP musings
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: PP musings

Well, received the latest Jim Rickards newsletter, and guess what, seems rather PPish A portfolio robust to slower growth, lower interest rates, and popping asset bubbles would include: 10% gold, 30% cash, 20% high-quality government notes, 20% in land or residential real estate, and the remainder ...
by jalanlong
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5150
Views: 446552

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Xan I understand your reasoning here, however I'm not sure why it only applies to the conservative viewpoints on the forum. There are people on the liberal side who have not been banned, and yet have the same negative effect. Any thought of doing something about that? I can't think of anybody who h...
by jalanlong
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Public School Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 807

Re: Public School Issue

I was thinking about your troubles with the masking rules at your kid's school, jalanlong. I'm thinking that the answer to all of this is to end the monopoly of government-run schools. All schools should be private. The state government can set some dollar amount that is attached to the kid to be s...
by jalanlong
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1798
Views: 75212

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

This is the part that bothers me the most -- that there's some incentive to keep people under their thumb, to keep them masked up, like Pritzker is high-fiving his wife every night going yeah, I am still fucking them. Jeez. If that's the case, where has it gotten them? Really, where? Any reasonable...
by jalanlong
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5150
Views: 446552

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Libs don't care about things like freedom, and justice, and tyranny, and right vs. wrong, or their neighbor, or anyone else in general, or the future, or math, objective reality, cogent arguments, facts............. I'm all for differing viewpoints, but when somebody can say something like this abo...
by jalanlong
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5150
Views: 446552

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I don't know if I would call it "repression" but IMO the airport security measures after 9-11 have in common with mask mandates that they are both primarily theatrical in nature without that much to do with real security/safety. So with the mask mandates you now get a double dose of theater when yo...
by jalanlong
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1798
Views: 75212

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

Since Maine and Vermont are experiencing record numbers of cases but yet are vaccinated at 84% and 89%, how much longer are we going to be told that this is a "pandemic of the unvaccinated"? Of the laundry list of things that frustrate me, at the top is that so many things are found out to be untrue...