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by Ad Orientem
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Monarchism
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Monarchism

Ad, I'm curious...What were the problems with the Enlightenment? I hadn't heard that described negatively before. Also, you could make a case that the history of the Roman Church's dominion prior to the Reformation was no better than what you described post-Reformation: it effectively shut down sci...
by Ad Orientem
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Monarchism
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Monarchism

Billionaires are our monarchy. Singapore pays pays public servants millions to reduce bribery. Not sure yet if I agree. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_Singapore Why is the president allowed to hide his tax returns, if youre not willing to be transparent dont run for office. I think you ar...
by Ad Orientem
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: SWP: Another option for geographic diversification
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: SWP: Another option for geographic diversification

Their vault was built specifically with hurricanes in mind. It's level III and has backup power systems designed to operate during and after a catastrophic hurricane. On a side note they have their own YouTube channel. Interesting videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Ay6AYTEP4j0WRNpq_dZWQ/vide...
by Ad Orientem
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: SWP: Another option for geographic diversification
Replies: 3
Views: 209

SWP: Another option for geographic diversification

Main page...
https://swpcayman.com/

Secure storage options with fees listed...
https://swpcayman.com/storage

I like that their insurance is underwritten by Loyd's of London. That's safer in my mind than most national governments.
by Ad Orientem
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Monarchism
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Monarchism

dualstow wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:20 pm
ultramontanism
I learned a new word today.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultramontanism


Ecclesial history is so much fun. ^-^
by Ad Orientem
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Monarchism
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Monarchism

The Reformation fractured the cultural unity of the Christian West and paved the way for all of the evils of the modern world including the so called Enlightenment, the French Revolution and its bastard children Communism and Fascism. It directly lead to the Wars of Religion which were unbelievably ...
by Ad Orientem
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Monarchism
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Monarchism

The legitimacy of traditional monarchies is typically tied to shared cultural norms, often and especially religion. The first cracks in the monarchist system of Europe appeared towards the end of the ancien regime in France. The reaction that followed the Wars of the French Revolution in 1815 turned...
by Ad Orientem
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Monarchism
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Monarchism

I have doubts that a monarchy would ever work well in the United States. They tend to work best in countries that are more or less homogeneous with a shared sense of culture, faith and nationhood. That said, I do think a compelling argument can be made for monarchism of the traditional sort. History...
by Ad Orientem
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Boglehead topic best watch for $5000
Replies: 25
Views: 3515

Re: Boglehead topic best watch for $5000

dualstow wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:30 pm
If you buy a Rolex on eBay, I wonder how you ensure it’s real. I guess there are reputable eBay vendors out there, but other than the second hand timing by the half-second, I wouldn’t know what to look for.

I would never buy a Rolex on ebay. Period.
by Ad Orientem
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Boglehead topic best watch for $5000
Replies: 25
Views: 3515

Re: Boglehead topic best watch for $5000

Resurrecting a long-dead thread. I'm tempted to go buy a Rolex. What do current forum participants think? Do the Rolex values keep pace with inflation? Rolex Watches: Are They Worth It? Men's Watch Review... https://youtu.be/che9Q_hQ3Lo I subscribe to this guy's channel and find much of his comment...
by Ad Orientem
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Safe Deposit Boxes Aren’t Safe
Replies: 19
Views: 2214

Re: Safe Deposit Boxes Aren’t Safe

If you are storing prohibited items in your SDB and something happens, the bank is likely to invoke their contract as a further defense against liability in court. But mostly banks are likely just trying to make a show for the Feds that they are doing their bit in the fight against money laundering ...
by Ad Orientem
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: What's going on with silver?
Replies: 131
Views: 29078

Re: What's going on with silver?

Ad Orientem wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:40 pm
M U S T B E S T R O N G- M U S T N O T B U Y 100 OZ B A R

DAMN!