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by jalanlong
Thu May 06, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15185

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

And what if this summer is a lull before another fall/winter "case" spike? I have already seen several articles in the last week or so starting to warn people about the coming resurgence this fall. Even if you believe things will open up a bit in the summer, what makes you think politicians and cit...
by jalanlong
Wed May 05, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289233

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

My daughter and their pod in my basement are nearing the end -- they are all currently taking AP tests this week (at school) and there isn't much left after that. It has been an exceptionally good experience for them. There's no doubt that these girls are self motivated and not procrastinators, so ...
by jalanlong
Wed May 05, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289233

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

janalong, how has your son done over the past year plus? Has it been as bad as you feared? Actually I am quite surprised that he adjusted to having to wear a mask for 7 hours a day pretty well. He wore a gaiter instead of an actual mask. This winter the school asked everyone to wear masks and prefe...
by jalanlong
Wed May 05, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Meme Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 8924

Re: The Meme Thread

My favorite photo from the Covid era:

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by jalanlong
Wed May 05, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289233

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown "Progressive communities have been home to some of the fiercest battles over COVID-19 policies, and some liberal policy makers have left scientific evidence behind." That is a great article. I don't know anyone like those people. But I think some are not too far...
by jalanlong
Wed May 05, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289233

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown "Progressive communities have been home to some of the fiercest battles over COVID-19 policies, and some liberal policy makers have left scientific evidence behind." That is a great article. I don't know anyone like those people. But I think some are not too far...
by jalanlong
Tue May 04, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15185

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

People are allowed to adjust opinions and strategies in a fast moving global situation. I have no answer for you on exact timeline. If you are still hung up on how it didn't just take two weeks and done, you'll never be satisfied. Everyone got that wrong. Just a gut feeling and a noticing on how pe...
by jalanlong
Mon May 03, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 71
Views: 1570

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

The proverbial next crash ….. More money has been given up or lost in preparation for all these next crashes than has been lost in crashes themselves … I feel like most of these sort of decisions all come down to timing. If you go in on stocks now and there is a 30% crash in the next 12-18 months t...
by jalanlong
Sun May 02, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 71
Views: 1570

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

I have been listening to people for 30 years tell me that hyperinflation and/or a massive stock collapse worse than 1929 are right around the corner. If I had listened to them I would be a lot poorer. If I had completely ignored them I’d be a lot richer. Instead I’m somewhere in-between! Somewhere ...
by jalanlong
Sun May 02, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 71
Views: 1570

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

I have been listening to people for 30 years tell me that hyperinflation and/or a massive stock collapse worse than 1929 are right around the corner. If I had listened to them I would be a lot poorer. If I had completely ignored them I’d be a lot richer. Instead I’m somewhere in-between! Somewhere ...
by jalanlong
Sat May 01, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on
Replies: 71
Views: 1570

Re: Permanent Portfolio concept continues to live on

What you end up doing is what happens to those who wait for the proverbial crash to buy stocks …they wait so long that they gave up more than they could ever get .. Plus if you are waiting for that flight to safety you are going to be timing to grab that gain because as we know as soon as the smoke...
by jalanlong
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289233

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I would be interested to see the correlation between poverty level and the destructiveness of Covid. In Brazil the poverty rate is over 25% and it’s over 60% in India. In my state of Texas the media made a lot of the high “case” rate here but in reality those numbers were heavily skewed towards the...
by jalanlong
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289233

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I would be interested to see the correlation between poverty level and the destructiveness of Covid. In Brazil the poverty rate is over 25% and it’s over 60% in India. In my state of Texas the media made a lot of the high “case” rate here but in reality those numbers were heavily skewed towards the ...
by jalanlong
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289233

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I went maskless in the grocery store today. They haven't had a sign on the door for a little while, so I figured I'd see what it felt like. I have to say, I felt like a criminal. I was the only person in the store without one. But I'm no longer any real danger to anyone else, nor they to me. So it'...
by jalanlong
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke Corporations
Replies: 17
Views: 743

Re: Woke Corporations

Disney entertainment chief says ABC passes on 'incredibly well-written scripts' because they don't meet new diversity standards 'I will tell you for the first time we received some incredibly well-written scripts that did not satisfy our standards in terms of inclusion, and we passed on them,' Wald...
by jalanlong
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289233

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -York.html

So much for removing mask mandates and full Baseball stadiums being Superspreader Events.
by jalanlong
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Mathjak! Do Safe Haven Investments Really Exist?
Replies: 32
Views: 967

Re: Mathjak! Do Safe Haven Investments Really Exist?

I have been in the PP (more or less) for a few years and it seems to have returned about what I would have expected. This year I have seriously started questioning it going forward. I am 50 and still accumulating. In fact this is the first time in my life that I am completely debt free and able to l...
by jalanlong
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15185

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

The appetite for it among politicians and the citizens is just not there any more. Unfortunately that's not the case.... COVID cases in NY (real cases, not "positive tests") are now minimal, and have been for quite some time. And, most older adults who want to be vaccinated have been. But, many of ...
by jalanlong
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why isn't gold moving?
Replies: 34
Views: 1738

Re: Why isn't gold moving?

“Jumping from the frying pan and into the fire” comes to mind when considering a switch from LTT to stocks. Perhaps consider shortening duration and choosing something in the 5-7 or 7-10 year range. Inflation is not guaranteed and printing certainly hasn’t resulted in much over the last 13 years. I...
by jalanlong
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why isn't gold moving?
Replies: 34
Views: 1738

Re: Why isn't gold moving?

Tyler's article on Portfolio Charts does indeed explain gold's role better than anything else I've read - by far. Here's one key quote: "If you’re only focusing on the superficial inflation claim, then the CPI data clearly suggests that gold is not a reliable inflation hedge. But [Ray] Dalio is no ...
by jalanlong
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15185

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

I hope this doesn't turn out like flu vaccine where you can't tell if it really does anything. My favorite statistic for flu vaccine. Immunized workers who do catch the flu return to work half a day sooner on average Well, the flu vaccine is about trying to predict next year's dominant flu strain, ...
by jalanlong
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Favorite Movies - Your Short List
Replies: 134
Views: 6836

Re: Favorite Movies - Your Short List

-Home Alone 3, -To Kill A Mockingbird, -Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, -Night of The Living Dead, -Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Spencer Tracy- and don't watch it alone), -Father of The Bride, Spencer Tracy), -The Awful Truth, -His Girl Friday, -Mr. Roberts -Melancholia (K Dunst is known for more t...
by jalanlong
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Favorite Movies - Your Short List
Replies: 134
Views: 6836

Re: Favorite Movies - Your Short List

Maybe I missed them, but I haven't noticed my big-3 on any lists yet: The Matrix Die Hard Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Best Bond movies (one for each real Bond -- sorry, Lazenby): Goldfinger The Man With The Golden Gun License to Kill Goldeneye Casino Royale Not many people would choose Golde...
by jalanlong
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 70
Views: 3121

Re: Inflation

It seems like a perfect storm. Supply lag in new home construction after the 08 bust Interest rates below the free or real market forces rates->People want to buy houses Wild money creation and stock market record highs->people feel rich Lockdowns->Working from home->People want to move Bingo, OSB ...