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by jalanlong
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Sucks to Be An I-Bond Hater
Replies: 21
Views: 757

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: 5122
Views: 437286

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: 5122
Views: 437286

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: 639

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: 1785
Views: 70556

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: 1785
Views: 70556

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: 524

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: 1785
Views: 70556

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: 1785
Views: 70556

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: 1785
Views: 70556

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: 524

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: 5122
Views: 437286

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: 639

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: 1785
Views: 70556

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: 5122
Views: 437286

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: 5122
Views: 437286

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: 1785
Views: 70556

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...
by jalanlong
Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Public School Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 639

Re: Public School Issue

As a follow-up to this discussion from a few months ago, I found out this week that my son's Middle School gives out detentions for not reading. This was the email I received from the district: "Regarding the lunch detentions that other teachers do, the process is as follows: Student conference and ...
by jalanlong
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Should we limit price increases?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Should we limit price increases?

Inflation is at a healthy number a small bit above 2% which is a good thing because it was unhealthily below 2% for many years so this averages it out to the 2% goal. The problem is everything I buy is going up way more than inflation. Rent is up 20%. Food is up 15%. Gas is up 15%. Health insurance...
by jalanlong
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5122
Views: 437286

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

So.... 1) Priztker (and EVERY other governor and most officials) have used the pandemic politically, some more some less. It is what it is. There is NO action any governor could be taking at this point or at any point that wouldn't be deemed political by the "other" side. Not possible. Jesus Christ...
by jalanlong
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5122
Views: 437286

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Last week my son had an allergy cough that wouldn't go away so I went around lunch and took him out of school for the day because I didnt want him annoying others. Once I left I was informed by the school nurse that if a child leaves with a Covid symptom (of which she provided a list which contains ...
by jalanlong
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5122
Views: 437286

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

US death rates are plummeting. The pandemic is ending. I have to think that this third surge that's ending is the last one: what with the vaccine and pretty much everybody doing pretty much normal things, seems like we must be onto the endemic background infection rate from here. Right? Unless you ...
by jalanlong
Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why isn't gold moving?
Replies: 74
Views: 7846

Re: Why isn't gold moving?

Well here we are in the last quarter of the year. Inflation running much hotter than in a long time and gold down -5% this year. Any thoughts on gold’s movement or lack thereof?
by jalanlong
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1785
Views: 70556

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

Big mistake, IMO. The more they do this the more it feeds into the "things they don't want you know" conspiracy mindset. My mother has Afib and has to go to a heart doctor twice a year. In Feb she went and since the vaccine was new the doctor told her that there was no data yet to support whether o...
by jalanlong
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1785
Views: 70556

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

Big mistake, IMO. The more they do this the more it feeds into the "things they don't want you know" conspiracy mindset. My mother has Afib and has to go to a heart doctor twice a year. In Feb she went and since the vaccine was new the doctor told her that there was no data yet to support whether o...