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by pp4me
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Highest I bond rate ever: 7.12%
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Highest I bond rate ever: 7.12%

On a related note, I just heard heard the SS COLA will be 5.9%. Would have preferred 7.12% but it amounts to about $217 /month to me. As a retiree with fixed income and a fixed budget, inflation doesn't really hit that hard unless it gets to the "hyper" phase. My parents retired in the late 70's and...
by pp4me
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: More Diversified Fund for Stock Portion
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: More Diversified Fund for Stock Portion

IIRC, the total stock + smallcap value combo is more of an equal weighting across the spectrum of stocks. I aim for 20% total stock and 20% small cap Basically vti and vb ETFs Basically golden butterfly but I decided I would rather just have all the small stocks than just value. What do you use for...
by pp4me
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5122
Views: 437273

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Interesting legal discussion on your rights in Australia. How does this contrast with the USA? https://www.reignitedemocracyaustralia.com.au/tony-nikolic/ PS: Reinforces HB's advice to keep some assets abroad..... What good is having assets abroad if you can't leave the country? Or enter the countr...
by pp4me
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Highest I bond rate ever: 7.12%
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Highest I bond rate ever: 7.12%

Gee, I'm going to have to open a TD account and start moving the money I have in STIP there. Already did that for my wife but they tell me there is already an account with my SS (I had one a long time but it's closed). Hard to believe someone else would use your SS to open up a TD account but I gues...
by pp4me
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5122
Views: 437273

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I don't know about everybody else but I'm finding the resistance we're seeing to the Biden vaccine mandates both surprising and encouraging. Nurses and other health care workers along with people in the airline industry, pilots and air traffic controllers especially, seem to be the leading the char...
by pp4me
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5122
Views: 437273

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Fake news from Foxnews...... Smoking marijuana could lead to breakthrough COVID cases, study finds https://www.foxnews.com/health/smoking-marijuana-could-lead-to-breakthrough-covid-cases-study-finds Do you need to even read past the second paragraph to realize this is fake news that doesn't justify ...
by pp4me
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5122
Views: 437273

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I don't know about everybody else but I'm finding the resistance we're seeing to the Biden vaccine mandates both surprising and encouraging. Nurses and other health care workers along with people in the airline industry, pilots and air traffic controllers especially, seem to be the leading the charg...
by pp4me
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 1112
Views: 281273

Re: YouTube Junkie

This clip of animals with high IQ's was amaziing.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA0WFLF ... 1&index=49

There are two scenes of artistic elephants that I find almost hard to believe. One starts around 1:52 and the other around 7:45.
by pp4me
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Florida?
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Florida?

My second choice would be Hawaii. Been there once a few years ago but we're heading for Maui at the end of the month to spend a week. It might even be my first choice except for things being so expensive. If you want to live in paradise you have to be willing to pay for it. Hawaii is absolutely del...
by pp4me
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Florida?
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Florida?

My second choice would be Hawaii. Been there once a few years ago but we're heading for Maui at the end of the month to spend a week. It might even be my first choice except for things being so expensive. If you want to live in paradise you have to be willing to pay for it.
by pp4me
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Florida?
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Florida?

I've lived in Florida for 40 of my 72 years. Most of it in the Tampa Bay area, but also brief stints in Jacksonville and the Miami area. I used to have bad dreams about having to move back to Ohio where I grew up. I think I've visited every state in the union except for the Dakotas and I haven't fou...
by pp4me
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5122
Views: 437273

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

In defense of tomfoolery he sent me a PM just before he got banned in which he dropped out of the tomfoolery character and shared some information about our mutual respect for Thomas Sowell.

His posts were confusing and troll-like to be sure but I think he meant well.
by pp4me
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:34 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

Thursday progress report- Update on the effectiveness of the Wuhan jab.... At increasing death, in the near term. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/brief-video-illustrates-dramatic-spikes-in-covid-19-deaths-following-jabs-in-40-nations/ It could be that vaccinations make people less cautious and th...
by pp4me
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are We Living Under Communism?
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: Are We Living Under Communism?

No, I don't think we are living under Communism yet but I don't recall Karl Marx ever being as popular in America as he is now (Sarcasm intended. In days gone by being a Marxist would have brought you before the HUAC (house un-american activities committee). Personally, I'm more concerned right now ...
by pp4me
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP-like alternative portfolio for conservative retiree
Replies: 22
Views: 533

Re: PP-like alternative portfolio for conservative retiree

Wellesley was my second choice before deciding on the PP. I remember reading a heated debate between the two on some forum I can't remember. It was between Craig, MT, and someone who called himself "Cute Fuzzy Bunny" which was a real misnomer since he was quite a nasty character. I thought they both...
by pp4me
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Can Greed Be Taught? How Can I Learn?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Can Greed Be Taught? How Can I Learn?

How can a regular employee use the greed-based tactics of CEOs to get pay increases? I remember a quote from Thomas Sowell that said something like "Attributing economic outcomes to greed is like attributing plane crashes to gravity". Or, as the CEO of one of the companies I worked for liked to say...
by pp4me
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:00 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

If you go to liberal news sites like CNN and MSNBC you get all kinds of stories about unvaccinated people dying of COVID, especially if they were anti-vaxxers. If you go to conservative sites like Breitbart or Revolver you get all kinds of stories about people dying after taking the vaccine plus ful...
by pp4me
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Public School Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 639

Re: Public School Issue

Well, I try my best To be just like I am But everybody wants you To be just like them They say "Sing while you slave" and I just get bored Ah, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more I think this song was playing in my head when I was handed my high school diploma. I must have been on some kind...
by pp4me
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5122
Views: 437273

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I've not suffered anything to be majorly pissed off about but if I was a business owner and the government declared my business to be non-essential and shut me down I'd be mightily pissed off. If I was a landlord and couldn't collect rent from my tenants I'd also be mightily pissed off. And if I liv...
by pp4me
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5122
Views: 437273

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Speaking of Conspiracy theories.....

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coron ... COVID-case
China PCR test orders soared before first confirmed COVID case
Report on government contracts show surges in Wuhan-area purchases from May 2019
by pp4me
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5122
Views: 437273

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 you...
by pp4me
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why isn't gold moving?
Replies: 74
Views: 7846

Re: Why isn't gold moving?

I think maybe there has to be more gloom and doom in the air before people start fleeing to safety. As long as stocks are still cranking along and staying ahead of inflation investors aren't going to worry about it that much. A major stock market correction, coupled with continuing inflation, might ...
by pp4me
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Afghan Papers
Replies: 105
Views: 4739

Re: The Afghan Papers

Interesting idea by Nick Turse, author of the book "Kill anything that moves" about Vietnam. How about a monument on the Washington D.C. mall in honor of civilians killed in wars? https://tomdispatch.com/the-names-youll-never-know/ Names Remembered and Names Forgotten Over the last 20 years, the Uni...
by pp4me
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:09 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 just put it there. Will let you now what happens. It did allow me to put it there. ??? It is still there and no one has yet commented on it. I posted the same chart about rapidly declining Florida Covid deaths that I posted here on Facebook. Just the chart - no comments at all. They didn't censor...
by pp4me
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:24 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

Interesting expose' of Pfizer by Michele Malkin https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/09/29/michelle-malkin-what-every-parent-must-know-about-pfizer-1141630/ Michelle Malkin: What every parent must know about Pfizer Find out more about why Pfizer paid the largest fine for health care fraud in American h...