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by pp4me
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Mathjak! Do Safe Haven Investments Really Exist?
Replies: 32
Views: 1067

Re: Mathjak! Do Safe Haven Investments Really Exist?

Many back in to what they have to work with at retirement.I mean we always planned on having a better lifestyle in retirement than while working and raising a family and having to invest and save too . So our retirement budget is more than we lived on working . But we are just as vulnerable to a do...
by pp4me
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Mathjak! Do Safe Haven Investments Really Exist?
Replies: 32
Views: 1067

Re: Mathjak! Do Safe Haven Investments Really Exist?

mathjak107 wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:18 pm
The more you have generally the more you live on

Well, that's one thing I'm sure we can agree on.
by pp4me
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

One big problem with libertarians is they all have strict purity tests. Put two together and you get a cat fight. Same thing with all political ideologies, not just libertarians, IMO. " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" - Emerson My Dad with only his high school education, sam...
by pp4me
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Mathjak! Do Safe Haven Investments Really Exist?
Replies: 32
Views: 1067

Re: Mathjak! Do Safe Haven Investments Really Exist?

At some point, if you have enough money, I think it isn't so much a question of whether safe havens actually exist as do I even need them? If you are at a point where there was a major stock market crash followed by a long bear market, and you are pretty sure you will still have enough to meet your ...
by pp4me
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs
Replies: 43
Views: 1627

Re: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs

I would rather not pay taxes up front on a deferred account and use the money not being paid out to grow new money I wouldn’t be able to use in the taxable account since I have to account for taxes today .... Me too but I'm no longer eligible to put money into a tax deferred account. Now I have to ...
by pp4me
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I read that one of the juror's said, I think it was an alternate, that they didn't like the look in Chauvin's eyes. So maybe making the defendant wear a mask so they couldn't see his complete facial expressions will be additional grounds for an appeal. It was an alternative juror and here is how sh...
by pp4me
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

There hasn't been any meaningful libertarian presence here for years. There's a name for people who like tax cuts and regulatory cuts, while vociferously defending the police state and militarized borders. It's called being conservative. I'm happy to go with all of that except for the "police state...
by pp4me
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

There hasn't been any meaningful libertarian presence here for years. There's a name for people who like tax cuts and regulatory cuts, while vociferously defending the police state and militarized borders. It's called being conservative. I'm happy to go with all of that except for the "police state...
by pp4me
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

They say it's a lie that blacks are killed more often than whites by police. They say if blacks didn't have a culture of thuggish behavior, the cops wouldn't be so trigger happy anyway. I read of a study where policemen were put in some sort of virtual simulation and it showed that police are more ...
by pp4me
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I read that one of the juror's said, I think it was an alternate, that they didn't like the look in Chauvin's eyes.

So maybe making the defendant wear a mask so they couldn't see his complete facial expressions will be additional grounds for an appeal.
by pp4me
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs
Replies: 43
Views: 1627

Re: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs

Yes, TLH was something I forgot to mention in my defense of stocks in taxable. There is no such thing as TLH in tax advantaged accounts. If you sell something in the red in a tax-deferred account, not only can you not take the loss but you have to pay ordinary tax on the entire proceeds from your pi...
by pp4me
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs
Replies: 43
Views: 1627

Re: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs

If you don't put some stock in your taxable account then what else are you going to put there instead if you need to fill some space? Cash is the obvious choice but only right now while it's returning near zero. Coupon payments on Long Bonds would be taxed at the ordinary rate every year and could i...
by pp4me
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

As I've thought more about it I probably would have had to vote to convict as a matter of survival for me and my family. Sounds like some of the jurors are hinting at just that. Had you voted for an acquittal, not only did you have to fear that the government would not protect you but many people in...
by pp4me
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs
Replies: 43
Views: 1627

Re: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs

To the extent you can fine tune it, I would compare the yields of the stock funds with the bond funds. Put the higher yields into tax deferred or tax free. Don't feel bad about the location of the gold etf. I'm in the same boat. I can't complain about having unrealized gains. You will never complet...
by pp4me
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Splitting hairs was probably the wrong wording. What I am still trying to say is I don't care if he was on drugs. I don't care if he just gave a counterfeit $20 bill. Nothing that he did during that day justified him being dead. And if I was a juror on that case, the proximate/main/biggest probable...
by pp4me
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

In regards to reasonable doubt, if the Dream Team could convince a jury that there was reasonable doubt in the O.J. Simpson case then surely some good defense lawyers could have done it in this one. This case actually gave me a flashback to that one. Same level of interest and suspense at the end w...
by pp4me
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

In the aftermath of the verdict I'm getting the impression that a lot of people on the left, both politicians and the MSM, are actually disappointed. So go figure. They immediately released more reasons to riot right after. There will be riots. An excuse will emerge. The excuse is immaterial. https...
by pp4me
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs
Replies: 43
Views: 1627

Re: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs

Main difference is that when I retire, I'll dump out all my 401K/403b accounts into a single IRA so that I have full control over the investments, and add it to my GB. Except I'm planning to leave some in TIAA-CREF and convert to an annuity when ready. Not really a difference except for how you int...
by pp4me
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

In the aftermath of the verdict I'm getting the impression that a lot of people on the left, both politicians and the MSM, are actually disappointed. So go figure. They immediately released more reasons to riot right after. There will be riots. An excuse will emerge. The excuse is immaterial. I try...
by pp4me
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

In the aftermath of the verdict I'm getting the impression that a lot of people on the left, both politicians and the MSM, are actually disappointed.

So go figure.
by pp4me
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 146
Views: 4823

Re: Optimal Diet

Yellowest teeth I’ve ever seen were on a guy from west Texas; I worked with him in the late 60s, early 70s when we lived in the Houston area. He said it was the result of a lot of fluoride in the water when he was growing up. He also said he had never had a cavity. He was 45 or 50 when I knew him. ...
by pp4me
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

That's possible, but I'm an engineer and got selected to serve on a jury a couple of years ago. In that case, the attorneys seemed more interested in dismissing potential jurors who possessed bias (or the potential for bias) against their side. Mainly people who had close relationships with people ...
by pp4me
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I ask because as a layperson, I have the impression that the jury's job here is tougher than many people think. Some of the legal analysis, going both ways, has been very interesting. Reminds me of when Oliver Darden told the O.J. Simpson jury in his closing argument as a prosecutor that they had a...
by pp4me
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5151

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I'm finding it kind of amusing that when I considered myself a Lew Rockwell ant-state type libertarian I held much the same view of the police as the left does today, only without the rioting and violence. Too bad technovelist isn't here to comment on that. I believe he was big on the idea of abolis...
by pp4me
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs
Replies: 43
Views: 1627

Re: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs

This is not a hypothetical question to me as I'm 71 years old, retired, and use the Golden Butterfly. Without giving you exact breakdowns, my design is to try to arrange things taking into account taxes + long term growth potential. (The latter is just a guess, of course, while the former is as cert...