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by pp4me
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?

* Can a society long exist without a significant majority of members holding a common source of right and wrong, i.e. a commonly held god or God? Some examples of hot buttons, hot issues that currently seem to divide our society: euthansia, abortion, small or large government, 1st Amendment, tolera...
by pp4me
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?

I've never read Nietzsche but I've been able to absorb the Cliff Notes version of his philosophy from things I've read on the internet. Having said that I still have no clue what he was actually saying but I think he was right in saying that God is Dead to the extent that people are finally realizin...
by pp4me
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are we turning into North Korea?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Are we turning into North Korea?

i would say it is reasonably safe to assume that it is ALL propaganda.... it will last until people realize that splitting into tribal group's is the problem, and seeing/being individuals is the solution... but you know that might take some effort so.... its that "other groups" fault we are miserab...
by pp4me
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are we turning into North Korea?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Are we turning into North Korea?

I'm posting this at Maddy's urging for people to post more things for thoughtful discussion. This article is on FoxNews ..... https://www.foxnews.com/us/north-korean-defector-ivy-league-nuts It's about a woman who escaped from North Korea, even having to cross the Gobi desert on the way. She somehow...
by pp4me
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4503
Views: 327340

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Gavin Newsom gives details on upcoming vaccine verification system Hopefully most CA businesses in places other than deep-blue San Francisco and L.A. will make the sane choice and decline to use Newsom's vaccine verification system, since using it would put them at a competitive disadvantage. I wil...
by pp4me
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: If Hilter Were Alive in 2021...
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: If Hilter Were Alive in 2021...

Somebody once said that when the Hitler analogies begin it's time to leave the discussion.

Leave it to tomfoolery to start a whole thread on the subject.
by pp4me
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Buy, Borrow, Die. Legally Never pay Taxes.
Replies: 53
Views: 548

Re: Buy, Borrow, Die. Legally Never pay Taxes.

I read of this strategy in a book called "Diffusing the Retirement Time Bomb" or something like that. Like tomfoolery said, it involved whole life insurance. I don't know if it's still true but the book said it was common practice to include company paid whole life policies as part of the compensati...
by pp4me
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Pre Retirement Tax Planning
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Pre Retirement Tax Planning

Any suggestion for a good Pre Retirement Tax planning company or professional? I want to model different retirement tax options - Roth conversions now - SSA tax planning - Tax treatment on different retirement income streams I have only been focused on the investment portfolios and savings rates. I...
by pp4me
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Want to lose weight & treatment for diabetes
Replies: 40
Views: 413

Re: Want to lose weight & treatment for diabetes

Could I trouble some of you keto people to describe what a typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner consists of? Especially you busy people who, like myself, don't spend more than 10 or 15 minutes preparing meals. The closest I've come to going keto is to substitute Sophie's keto mug muffins for my usu...
by pp4me
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Want to lose weight & treatment for diabetes
Replies: 40
Views: 413

Re: Want to lose weight & treatment for diabetes

Proof is in the pudding for me. I've been moving in the low carb/keto direction for a long time with great success in losing weight (peak of 210, down to 160 over the course of many years). As soon as I relax and start eating more carbs the weight starts going back on. I recently didn't pay attentio...
by pp4me
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: IMF proposes ‘solidarity’ tax on pandemic winners and wealthy
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: IMF proposes ‘solidarity’ tax on pandemic winners and wealthy

Similar nonsense from the G7 meeting... https://news.yahoo.com/g7-rivals-china-grand-infrastructure-003947736.html The White House said U.S. President Joe Biden and other G7 leaders hope their global infrastructure plan, known as the Build Back Better World initiative, will help close a $40 trillion...
by pp4me
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 692

Re: Why the Allies Won

Neo-Nazis are alive and well. I do get concerned though that people on the left have a tendency to label people as "Nazis" just because they don't support democratic socialism, full on CRT, or other entities along those lines. This downplays the severity of what the Nazis actually did and basically...
by pp4me
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 692

Re: Why the Allies Won

4. Because my father and uncles served in WWII. My father served in WWII and earned a bronze star in the Army. As he told it, it was for flying over a war zone on his way to Okinawa where he was sent to build radio towers. Apparently they tightened up the requirements before I went to Vietnam or I ...
by pp4me
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?
Replies: 72
Views: 1390

Re: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?

Summer is here (well at least in Florida right now), and Covid is subsiding. So it's time to quit sitting in front of the computer and go out and enjoy the big, beautiful world.

People will probably return to the forum eventually because they have nothing better to do.
by pp4me
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Great Reset
Replies: 16
Views: 290

Re: The Great Reset

I bought my house in 2006 right before the the housing bust and subsequently saw the market price of the house I bought cut by more than 50% from $285k to $140k. I'm no longer underwater and have equity of more than $100k according to Zillow and others but it took a very long time. At the time I bou...
by pp4me
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 692

Re: Why the Allies Won

I tend to think the amazing productivity of the American people in producing weapons of war must have been a major deciding factor even though you and the authors have already discounted it. Maybe Great Britain and Russia could still have won the war in the European theater without it but it's hard...
by pp4me
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4503
Views: 327340

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Have you all heard that Anthony Fauci's wife also works for the NIH? From the Wikipedia .... Christine Grady is an American nurse and bioethicist who serves as the head of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.[1] She was a Commissioner on the Presidential...
by pp4me
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 692

Re: Why the Allies Won

I tend to think the amazing productivity of the American people in producing weapons of war must have been a major deciding factor even though you and the authors have already discounted it. Maybe Great Britain and Russia could still have won the war in the European theater without it but it's hard ...
by pp4me
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4503
Views: 327340

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Have you all heard that Anthony Fauci's wife also works for the NIH? From the Wikipedia .... Christine Grady is an American nurse and bioethicist who serves as the head of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.[1] She was a Commissioner on the Presidential ...
by pp4me
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4503
Views: 327340

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Just got back from two weeks travelling through Colorado and Utah visiting kids and grandkids. Almost all businesses had signs stating that masks were not required if you were vaccinated. Saw very few people inside stores wearing masks and outside even fewer - less than 1 in a hundred or maybe even ...
by pp4me
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Should Single Family Home Rentals be Legal?
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Should Single Family Home Rentals be Legal?

I Shrugged wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:30 pm
Tom I think you are too focused on financial optimization of your life.
How can anyone possibly tell what Tomfoolery is focused on?
by pp4me
Thu May 27, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVIDs done, Vote On Next Major Issue
Replies: 33
Views: 759

Re: COVIDs done, Vote On Next Major Issue

Should have had an option for All of the Above.
by pp4me
Thu May 20, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4503
Views: 327340

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

A silver lining? ...... Social Security: The rate of growth in retired Americans who collect Social Security has slowed down sharply, and the drop may be due in part to the disproportionate number of deaths from Covid-19 among the elderly. The number of people who received retirement benefits from t...
by pp4me
Thu May 20, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: UBI 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: UBI 2021

Before rolling the whole thing out it would be nice if we could take one state and run a long-term experiment. California would be the obvious choice but I suspect voters in Oregon and Washington might also be willing to volunteer. My prediction would be that the chosen state will increase in popula...
by pp4me
Thu May 20, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: UBI 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: UBI 2021

And besides the illegal immigrant issue it seems to me a big beneficiary of UBI would be illegal drug dealers. I'm not following you here. Why would drug dealers benefit (apart from the possibility that they too might be getting UBI payments? O0 ) More money to spend on illegal drugs by the people ...