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by joypog
Thu May 26, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 4
Views: 16

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

I suppose monitoring Facebook posts for "I'm going to shoot up an elementary school" would have had a chance at preventing this one. But that's not without false positives either, I'm sure, and if there were a monitoring system in place it's now monitoring EVERYONE, and also a real shooter would pr...
by joypog
Thu May 26, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 4
Views: 16

Re: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

One huge problem with "doing something" is the issue of false positives. For sure. That's where controls need to be strictly proscribed so that the damage from such false positives would be minimized. The way David French presents it, he's proposing something similar to Domestic Violence red flag l...
by joypog
Thu May 26, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Nothing?
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Nothing?

Hug your spouse, your dog, your cat, your friends and tell them you love them. Turn off the TV and read a good book. Enjoy God's gift of life to the fullest while you can. Get rid of the things in your life that distract you from what is truly important. Yeah pretty much. That's what I did yesterda...
by joypog
Thu May 26, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings
Replies: 4
Views: 16

What polcies can be done to prevent mass shootings

Based on my conversation with Vinny, I thought I'd throw out the question. And more of a what the fuck can actually be done to reduce the acts of mass violence? On my own premise, we might as well assume that the banning of "assault style" weapons are off the table. There are too many people and pol...
by joypog
Thu May 26, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Nothing?
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Nothing?

No one put anything at all here yesterday, Wednesday? Was there any kind of malfunction? Or, was it really no one having anything at all to say here yesterday? I do not think I'd ever prior seen such a day. The horror of the day before must have had something to do with it. Maybe. But, on the other...
by joypog
Thu May 26, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Nothing?
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Nothing?

vnatale wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 6:06 am
No one put anything at all here yesterday, Wednesday? Was there any kind of malfunction? Or, was it really no one having anything at all to say here yesterday? I do not think I'd ever prior seen such a day.
The horror of the day before must have had something to do with it.
by joypog
Tue May 24, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Does DXY show dollar increasing in value?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Does DXY show dollar increasing in value?

ppnewbie wrote:
Tue May 24, 2022 5:00 pm
Brent Johnson's Dollar Milkshake Theory.
I know nothing about the theory but its name and my bones tell me it must be true.
by joypog
Tue May 24, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3511
Views: 1055389

Re: The GOLD scream room

I believe gold has a CAGR of around 7.5% over the last 5 years. So it seems to be working reasonably well. Stop making sense. Everyone wants to piss and moan about the last two months or whatever. what was the CAGR of bitcoin over the past 5 years? Based off of gbtc I think it’s 32.83%. once my fin...
by joypog
Mon May 23, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Absolutely brutal - 5/5
Replies: 56
Views: 2178

Re: Absolutely brutal - 5/5

Vil wrote:
Mon May 23, 2022 10:20 am
Lagarde on Cryptos here
Breaking news! European Central banker doesn't believe in Crypto and thinks it should be regulated.
by joypog
Mon May 23, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3511
Views: 1055389

Re: The GOLD scream room

I Shrugged wrote:
Mon May 23, 2022 9:27 pm
ppnewbie wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 1:16 am
I believe gold has a CAGR of around 7.5% over the last 5 years. So it seems to be working reasonably well.
Stop making sense. Everyone wants to piss and moan about the last two months or whatever.
what was the CAGR of bitcoin over the past 5 years?
by joypog
Mon May 23, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Washington Journal
Replies: 42
Views: 447

Re: Washington Journal

In the case of sports teams I believe in loyalty. When it comes to political parties, I believe in Independence. For any of your businesses or organizations when you are at a meeting do all the participants consistently come down on one side of the other for all issues, similar to the way party mem...
by joypog
Mon May 23, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What kind of inflation are we experiencing?
Replies: 24
Views: 763

Re: What kind of inflation are we experiencing?

Or my favorite pet rock...why does a fundamentally maritime nation not build it's own commercial shipping anymore? Low cost is not everything. When we were the global solo-power you could argue we did.... (beyond that I completely agree with your concerns about slack. On a personal productivity lev...
by joypog
Sun May 22, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What kind of inflation are we experiencing?
Replies: 24
Views: 763

Re: What kind of inflation are we experiencing?

19.1% Oh shit...I'd hate to be an estonian. So, US-fellows, as Liverpool fans use to sing - "You will never walk alone" ... Here the exact numbers: And this podcast is well worth checking out (a bit precious as NPR casts are wont to do, but still very good). https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/anth...
by joypog
Sat May 21, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Washington Journal
Replies: 42
Views: 447

Re: Washington Journal

Jan 6th. The gerrymandering shenanigan's. The norm busting they did to Merrick Garland. The Texas private abortion civil suit law. The vague anti-CRT laws. The draconian state laws they've been saber rattling over once Roe is overturned. A lack of revulsion towards kids in cages. Their indulgence t...
by joypog
Sat May 21, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Washington Journal
Replies: 42
Views: 447

Re: Washington Journal

I would be voting Republican if they hadn't gone in their authoritarian bent. This seems to be a common complaint among left-leaning people. Please give me a few examples of what you mean by this. From where I sit, it's the Left that is authoritarian. If you don't follow their playbook to the lette...
by joypog
Sat May 21, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Washington Journal
Replies: 42
Views: 447

Re: Washington Journal

There are also a whole lot of people (not just here previously, but everywhere in the US) who were previously centrists, but have moved right because the left has become so insane. Not saying those on the far right aren't also crazy, but the level of insanity on the left has gone off the deep end. ...
by joypog
Sat May 21, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Next up on the planned crisis list
Replies: 43
Views: 2972

Re: Next up on the planned crisis list

You are correct! Good catch O0 I saw something the other day that was very Not the Onion. Hearing voices from schizophrenia is now something like “non-consensus realities. ” I’m all for not stigmatizing mental health issues, but sheesh. What a joke. OMG...I can't describe how jealous I am of the ge...
by joypog
Sat May 21, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The 20 basis point per year rule-of-thumb
Replies: 16
Views: 1492

Re: The 20 basis point per year rule-of-thumb

dockinGA wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 6:00 am
on a portfolio level the differences look pretty small
Could this be said about 95% of the discussions on all these forums after someone has set their Equities percentage of their portfolio?

(assuming the remining percentage isn't going to crypto)
by joypog
Sat May 21, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Washington Journal
Replies: 42
Views: 447

Re: Washington Journal

No, you’re right, joypog. It has totally been a libertarian hangout. But, enough members have left that it’s hard to tell where the majority is. Definitely not far leftists, of course. Still definitely not even close to being over the liberal / conservative line in some way. There are some liberal ...
by joypog
Sat May 21, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Next up on the planned crisis list
Replies: 43
Views: 2972

Re: Next up on the planned crisis list

It’s baby formula shortages turn in the spot light. I wonder what humans did for the approximate 300,000 years before it was invented. Well we had fewer pregnant men back then. Post of the week! ;D No, that's some sexist bullshit. Should be "pregnant gender non-conforming birthing-people ". Reporte...
by joypog
Fri May 20, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Washington Journal
Replies: 42
Views: 447

Re: Washington Journal

People have complained several times that this forum is run by or dominated by liberals Interesting. I'm new around here but this place seems to be more of a libertarian hang out. Or maybe I'm projecting due to HB? In any case, I'd most likely be able to put up some liberal bonafides against most o...
by joypog
Thu May 19, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What kind of inflation are we experiencing?
Replies: 24
Views: 763

Re: What kind of inflation are we experiencing?

Kbg wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 4:38 pm
Simple summary...the days of everything cheap due to Chinese labor/manufacturing/and just in time supply chains are over
So that sounds like an inflation prediction?
by joypog
Thu May 19, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What kind of inflation are we experiencing?
Replies: 24
Views: 763

Re: What kind of inflation are we experiencing?

the moontower piece was long...and barely comprhenisble to a noob like me. If anything, it basically says things can go in a lot of ways, just as HB claimed by designing the PP. But his "thoughts for new grads" is a great post. Thanks for the reference. https://moontowermeta.com/thoughts-for-new-gra...
by joypog
Thu May 19, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What kind of inflation are we experiencing?
Replies: 24
Views: 763

Re: What kind of inflation are we experiencing?

glennds wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 10:38 am
It's a high wire act for the Fed.
When I was younger I'd say "love to have their problems".

Now I'm like "don't need those headaches".
by joypog
Thu May 19, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The 20 basis point per year rule-of-thumb
Replies: 16
Views: 1492

Re: The 20 basis point per year rule-of-thumb

Slightly related to this question. How do you compare yields for bonds of different durations? The bloomberg site seems pretty clear, but it doesn't include all the available durations (such as 3 or 7 year). So just t reasury direct for most recent auction results? Or the treasury.gov daily par yiel...