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by joypog
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 1162
Views: 378076

Re: YouTube Junkie

3 years ago, Tod's workshop did a great arrows vs breastplate video. Now they've done the top half altogether. Just brilliant, both of the main videos as well as the ancillary ones. ALL worth watching.

https://youtu.be/ds-Ev5msyzo
by joypog
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: How did YOU vote???!!
Replies: 62
Views: 1481

Re: How did YOU vote???!!

1) $44 BILLLION, not $44 million 2) The NBA was even worst off than the NFL. I remember way back around 1980 when the NBA was so unpopular that their finals were not even shown live but were, instead, shown at 11:30 PM on tape delay! Now it is wildly poplular all over the world. 1) thanks for the c...
by joypog
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: How did YOU vote???!!
Replies: 62
Views: 1481

Re: How did YOU vote???!!

If Elon decides to antagonize his liberal base… He’s just allowing people they don’t like to say things they disagree with. Letting Trump back onto the platform is one thing. The screenshot posted by vnatale is taking a victory lap-trolling-antagonizing-sore winning. It's totally his right since he...
by joypog
Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: How did YOU vote???!!
Replies: 62
Views: 1481

Re: How did YOU vote???!!

Again, my reaction was that those people were guilty of gross overreaction. Where else should one indulge in meaningless apocalyptic fantasies, if not Twitter! That said, Twitter is in precarious place. Overall, it was already an underperforming social media platform, but it maintained the position...
by joypog
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: How did YOU vote???!!
Replies: 62
Views: 1481

Re: How did YOU vote???!!

It was fun! Not as hilarious as the week before when all the fake verified accounts got released. But still a good spectacle. I wonder how many more events Elon can manufacture after the World Cup stops boosting his traffic numbers. In the meantime, I hope all the engineers that were laid off / resi...
by joypog
Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: How did YOU vote???!!
Replies: 62
Views: 1481

Re: How did YOU vote???!!

haha funny! I don't particularly care if Trump is on Twitter or not...but I had gotten bored of following the Elon-show. I also realized how much time it was wasting when I could have been doing something more creative (playing music or blogging). So last night I logged off of Twitter on all my devi...
by joypog
Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: How did YOU vote???!!
Replies: 62
Views: 1481

Re: How did YOU vote???!!

So if you’re someone that thinks the GOPe is the problem, should you keep voting for their candidates? Or is a strategic retreat (D win) the better option? I don’t have the answer but it will be interesting to see how it all unfolds. Isn't that the basic conundrum for BOTH factions of the Republica...
by joypog
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 761
Views: 50960

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Who here would support their children or nieces and nephews bring sent to fight Russia? Do you draw the line there? We are at war with Russia, but currently by proxy. I mean, that's kind of the point of supporting them with materiel. This is an amazing value play for the projection of American powe...
by joypog
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 761
Views: 50960

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Please, tell me more about how corrupt and disgusting the political world of Ukraine is. It’s very Russian…and public apologies. Sometimes my writing gets strident and obnoxious. Has never come across that way to me... I'll second that...but I'm almost always in agreement with kgb so I may be overl...
by joypog
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: John Mauldin on Crypto
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: John Mauldin on Crypto

Thanks for sharing this. Great essay. I had followed Maudlin for a while but his constant bearishness was a bit of a turnoff over time. HB's approach of "we just don't know, so let's own a bit of each" was much more empowering for my psychology. That said, I love this line. I think I'm gonna have to...
by joypog
Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US House to investigate the Bidens et al
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: US House to investigate the Bidens et al

Since we can nothing nice in this world, the likely endgame is two discredited presidents vying for a second term in 2024. >:D Do you think there'd be a sizable chunk of people voting third-party in that situation? I think the prisoners dilemma is too strong. I’m on a high from the recent election ...
by joypog
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US House to investigate the Bidens et al
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: US House to investigate the Bidens et al

Hey, if there's nothing there, then cool...and if it pushes Biden stage left (assuming he's not shameless like his predecessor) that's fine too.

Since we can have nothing nice in this world, the likely endgame is two discredited presidents vying for a second term in 2024. >:D
by joypog
Thu Nov 17, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 761
Views: 50960

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Posting an image 4 days after the invasion and reports from 2014...pales in comparison to the unmitigated atrocity of the Russians over the past 9 months. I'm certain there are war crimes going both ways, but every report shows the mass preponderance perpetrated by the Russians. I see why the Ukran...
by joypog
Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A history lesson for our crypto trolls
Replies: 21
Views: 833

Re: A history lesson for our crypto trolls

boglerdude wrote:
Thu Nov 17, 2022 2:29 am
What are the best ways for those fleeing Ukraine or China to move wealth
1) Stay alive.
2) Stay healthy.

Everything else is tertiary.
by joypog
Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Treasury Notes (Auction vs Secondary - basically a wash?)
Replies: 13
Views: 656

Re: Treasury Notes (Auction vs Secondary - basically a wash?)

Makes a lot of sense. I'm gonna learn good and hard next April concerning the tax shenanigans cause I jumped with both feet into both the auction and secondary market earlier this year! Oh well live and learn... Moving forward, I think the conversation pushed me towards a rule of thumb of "buy at au...
by joypog
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: How did YOU vote???!!
Replies: 62
Views: 1481

Re: How did YOU vote???!!

Also...I saw a Tweet that said only 27% of the Gen Z populace even bothered to vote. IDK if accurate but a lot of not much ain't much. Yes but what % of their ballots were collected? That's the game now, apparently. Meaning? Meaning that in many states with loose regulations or lax enforcement rega...
by joypog
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 761
Views: 50960

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Posting an image 4 days after the invasion and reports from 2014...pales in comparison to the unmitigated atrocity of the Russians over the past 9 months. I'm certain there are war crimes going both ways, but every report shows the mass preponderance perpetrated by the Russians. I see why the Ukrani...
by joypog
Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Anybody got Beef with the Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg, David French etc.
Replies: 141
Views: 7271

Re: Anybody got Beef with the Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg, David French etc.

Good quip for this Remnant podcast episode with Ruy Teixeira about the basic D vs R perception in independent voters.
out of step vs out of their minds
by joypog
Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Anybody got Beef with the Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg, David French etc.
Replies: 141
Views: 7271

Re: Anybody got Beef with the Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg, David French etc.

I think the R primary is going to be by far the most entertaining. Trump will run, but I don't think this time he's going to win. People I know who are MAGA types pretty much understand (now) he has no chance of winning a general. Let's hope. I'm no fan of the Ron DeSanctimonius Troll, but even I a...
by joypog
Mon Nov 14, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Anybody got Beef with the Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg, David French etc.
Replies: 141
Views: 7271

Re: Anybody got Beef with the Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg, David French etc.

I thought it was entirely self-evident with Trump so did not believe I needed to say anything simlar regarding him. >:D In 2020 anyone who was not Trump was going to beat Trump. He's never won a popular vote in any election where he is on the ballot and the votes for other Republicans are poor for ...
by joypog
Mon Nov 14, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Anybody got Beef with the Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg, David French etc.
Replies: 141
Views: 7271

Re: Anybody got Beef with the Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg, David French etc.

Yeah...if I had to bet it would be Trump vs Biden round 2...the election no one wants. If I could wishcast, it would be a couple governors who don't waste of energy being trolls like Desantis and Newsome. I doubt we'll be so lucky...maybe 2028. It will reveal tremendous arrogance, delusion, not wan...
by joypog
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 761
Views: 50960

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

btw Perun on youtube is highly recommended. 1 hour powerpoint presentation about war and logistics every weekend. This most recent one about lies and armies is brilliant. Most likely applicable to corporate life in your own company if you're not yet retired.
by joypog
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A history lesson for our crypto trolls
Replies: 21
Views: 833

Re: A history lesson for our crypto trolls

Patrick Boyle and Coffeezilla have both published great explainers on the FTX blowup.

Coffeezilla also calls out financial youtubers that advertised for FTX.
by joypog
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 761
Views: 50960

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Guardian Obit about Kirill Stremousov who was pushed into power after the Kherson takeover and died in a car accident during the evacuation. Interesting path through life.
by joypog
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Anybody got Beef with the Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg, David French etc.
Replies: 141
Views: 7271

Re: Anybody got Beef with the Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg, David French etc.

Yeah...if I had to bet it would be Trump vs Biden round 2...the election no one wants.

If I could wishcast, it would be a couple governors who don't waste of energy being trolls like Desantis and Newsome. I doubt we'll be so lucky...maybe 2028.