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by pp4me
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4031
Views: 229772

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Maybe even crazier than those green tents....

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How did we open the schools in Florida without this?
by pp4me
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4031
Views: 229772

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

You can never be safe enough..... https://i.postimg.cc/G2Wdq1kq/Ev-Cg-POPXIAQdls-K.jpg Actually I am a drummer ..I am doing kind of a zoom audition today at 12 pm with a super group of retired big name artists who enjoy playing ...there is a horn section , so we are trying to avoid all of us togeth...
by pp4me
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bombing Syria
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Bombing Syria

That didn't take long. Jimmy Carter's record of never bombing a country since bombing countries became popular remains intact. Strangely he is considered one of the worse presidents ever. Not sure but this might have set a new record for how soon a new president bombs another country. I read somewhe...
by pp4me
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4031
Views: 229772

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

It shouldn't be funny.....but it's funny! ;D This would be a comparable image from the days of my youth during the Cuban missile crisis. The only difference was that in hindsight this really was an existential crisis. In terms of silliness the idea that hiding under your desk will save you from a n...
by pp4me
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Worthwhile paper on current Treasury bond situation
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Worthwhile paper on current Treasury bond situation

It offers the best analysis I've seen of how Treasuries performed during the spring 2020 stock market meltdown along with cautious predictions on what makes sense going forward given negative real yields across all maturities. Unsurprisingly to most here, the PP/GB "barbell" is looking pretty smart...
by pp4me
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Worthwhile paper on current Treasury bond situation
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Worthwhile paper on current Treasury bond situation

It offers the best analysis I've seen of how Treasuries performed during the spring 2020 stock market meltdown along with cautious predictions on what makes sense going forward given negative real yields across all maturities. Unsurprisingly to most here, the PP/GB "barbell" is looking pretty smart...
by pp4me
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Worthwhile paper on current Treasury bond situation
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Worthwhile paper on current Treasury bond situation

It offers the best analysis I've seen of how Treasuries performed during the spring 2020 stock market meltdown along with cautious predictions on what makes sense going forward given negative real yields across all maturities. Unsurprisingly to most here, the PP/GB "barbell" is looking pretty smart...
by pp4me
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4031
Views: 229772

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

You can never be safe enough.....

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by pp4me
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Worthwhile paper on current Treasury bond situation
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Worthwhile paper on current Treasury bond situation

It offers the best analysis I've seen of how Treasuries performed during the spring 2020 stock market meltdown along with cautious predictions on what makes sense going forward given negative real yields across all maturities. Unsurprisingly to most here, the PP/GB "barbell" is looking pretty smart...
by pp4me
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Minimum Living Wage
Replies: 24
Views: 324

Re: Minimum Living Wage

When person X says that person Y needs to pay person Z more money for his work I figure that person Y says WTF and person Z agrees with person X. As for person X, he has no skin in the game other than person Z's vote.
by pp4me
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 1766

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

Saying "i know a guy on the internet who goes by the handle KingKongAlBundy lost his great aunt from Covid" isn't really evidence of a pandemic. I know 500,000 Americans who died of Covid. They were all my brothers or sisters. Dead. I assume you're referring to the way the racist virus deliberately...
by pp4me
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 49
Views: 768

Re: I think it’s time to move into crypto

I've been hearing a lot about competitors for Bitcoin springing up (I think I read about China starting a crypto currency), so that's enough to make me avoid it for now. At least with gold you know there is only one source for it - that which already exists or can be mined from the earth's scarce n...
by pp4me
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 1766

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

I also haven't met a single person who has even gotten COVID. A barber told me she had a friend who got it but didn't even pass it on to her family but that is actually the closest I've gotten to any real world contact with the virus - the rest is all on television or the internet. I'm excluding th...
by pp4me
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 1766

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

I also haven't met a single person who has even gotten COVID. A barber told me she had a friend who got it but didn't even pass it on to her family but that is actually the closest I've gotten to any real world contact with the virus - the rest is all on television or the internet. I'm excluding th...
by pp4me
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 49
Views: 768

Re: I think it’s time to move into crypto

I've been hearing a lot about competitors for Bitcoin springing up (I think I read about China starting a crypto currency), so that's enough to make me avoid it for now. At least with gold you know there is only one source for it - that which already exists or can be mined from the earth's scarce na...
by pp4me
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 1766

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

I also haven't met a single person who has even gotten COVID. A barber told me she had a friend who got it but didn't even pass it on to her family but that is actually the closest I've gotten to any real world contact with the virus - the rest is all on television or the internet. I'm excluding the...
by pp4me
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Defensive Strategy
Replies: 26
Views: 732

Re: Gold Defensive Strategy

dopplerdave wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:24 am
I figure there is a 50% chance that the permanent portfolio will do well over the next several years and 50% that it will not.
Me too. I use the Golden Butterfly but I give it about the same odds.

Nice thing about it is there is no chance either one of us will be wrong.
by pp4me
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 735
Views: 56690

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

Very Good observation. In the hospital I was stuck using my iPad day in and and day out ...it has auto type and auto fill of punctuation...when we got home from the hospital I couldn’t sit at the desk top much so I only used the iPad . I became so comfortable using it and laying on the couch or fro...
by pp4me
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4031
Views: 229772

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Not sure I really want to do it yet but I thought I'd check out the availability in my county (Pinellas, FL). The website where you make an appointment said it was only available to those over 65 which qualifies me but then it said "No Appointments Currently Available". No indication of when that mi...
by pp4me
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin as a complement or alternative to gold in the PP
Replies: 68
Views: 937

Re: Bitcoin as a complement or alternative to gold in the PP

The fact that IRS form 1040 now asks "At any time during 2020, did you receive, sell, send, exchange, or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual currency?" leads me to believe that bitcoin might be good for speculating, but not much else. I saw that on the form too and posted about ...
by pp4me
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Online IRS account
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: Online IRS account

I recently learned that there is such a thing as an Online IRS account just like the online SSA account when I was trying to figure out why my granddaughter didn't get her stimulus money. Tried creating one for myself first. Asked for a credit card number which was apparently verified somehow but t...
by pp4me
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Math is cis-heteronormative racism!
Replies: 55
Views: 5301

Re: Math is cis-heteronormative racism!

I taught two sections of managerial accounting, which was doing accounting for managing a business or organization, not for reporting to the outside world. That was far more interesting and useful. Sounds really sinister. I'm binge watching "Billions" on Amazon/Showtime until my cancelled subscript...
by pp4me
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Math is cis-heteronormative racism!
Replies: 55
Views: 5301

Re: Math is cis-heteronormative racism!

Like they had to do landing a man on the moon using slide rules. As you probably know, despite that popular phrase they did have computers, albeit rudimentary ones. Yes, I know but I was thinking about in the Movie Apollo 13 where they had to revert to some slide rules to do some calculations becau...
by pp4me
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 735
Views: 56690

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

Couldn't help but notice but since your Covid experience you are now capitalizing the first word in every sentence.
by pp4me
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Math is cis-heteronormative racism!
Replies: 55
Views: 5301

Re: Math is cis-heteronormative racism!

Fair enough. I took one course in accounting when I went to technical school for "Business Data Processing". I aced it because to me it was all straightforward math and logic. Didn't run into any of the nuanced stuff you were talking about that I really had to think about. Presumably that would hav...