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by Ad Orientem
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 652
Views: 141803

Re: YouTube Junkie

And for something a bit different...

https://youtu.be/IyxSTTBusm0

The annual ice water dip for Epiphany.
by Ad Orientem
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Decline of Violence
Replies: 593
Views: 58291

Re: The Decline of Violence

Xan wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:46 pm
The religion thread is at 365 pages. Gold scream room at 219. Then there are a few in the 50-70 range: Trump as tragicomedy, nowhere to hide, stock scream room, will Trump be re-elected, Youtube Junkie, Proving Morality.

Decline of violence is here at 49.

Smith1776: "Hold my beer."
by Ad Orientem
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: San Francisco
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: San Francisco

The social contract is starting to break down in California and some other hard left locals. When people start believing that their government is failing to uphold its end of the aforementioned contract, things can start getting ugly.
by Ad Orientem
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hello From Snowy Vancouver!
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Hello From Snowy Vancouver!

Ft Myers Fl here. High temp Thursday appx 29 (in that French system).
by Ad Orientem
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Will Silver and Gold Survive a House Fire?
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Will Silver and Gold Survive a House Fire?

Safe deposit vaults are usually pretty safe.
by Ad Orientem
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bond data back to the Black Death shows lower and even negative rates could be here to stay
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Bond data back to the Black Death shows lower and even negative rates could be here to stay

Key Points Data going back to the Black Plague of the 14th century shows low rates have been the norm for ages. A paper from the Bank of England disputes prominent economic theories such as “secular stagnation” that assert the low-rate low-growth environment is new. The paper comes as some $11 trill...
by Ad Orientem
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 783
Views: 185455

Re: Stock scream room

We are ten years into a bull market that pretty much smokes all that has gone before. Could I be wrong? Yep. Am I making any bets here? Nope. But if I was... I'd say this market is due for a correction. It will be interesting to see where this goes from here and how much longer the good times last.
by Ad Orientem
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 783
Views: 185455

Re: Stock scream room

I concur. Equities look pretty inflated right now. But then again so do bonds. People sometimes ask me where all the inflation is that I have occasionally warned of. And I just tell them to look at the stock market. If I were speculating I'd be over-weighting cash and gold.
by Ad Orientem
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What kind of dog should I get?
Replies: 67
Views: 12750

Re: What kind of dog should I get?

If you are not intimidated by large dogs, I am partial to the Great Pyrenees. They are wonderfully affectionate and very loyal. They also make good guard dogs. On the downside they can be somewhat sluggish in warmer weather (mine spends half the day napping) and they can get big, especially males.
by Ad Orientem
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Good news for drunk drivers in NY!
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: Good news for drunk drivers in NY!

I have a lot of issues with the new law which was ill conceived. But this doesn't strike me as a good example of the problems in it. The old cash bail system (which is still in place in much of the country) essentially favors wealthy defendants who can afford to post bail over poor ones who often c...
by Ad Orientem
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 652
Views: 141803

Re: YouTube Junkie

An interesting bit of forgotten history from New York...

https://youtu.be/ctwsQVgbbdI
by Ad Orientem
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 652
Views: 141803

Re: YouTube Junkie

dualstow wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:26 pm
Gervais’ Opening Monologue at the 2020 Golden Globes. Savage!
https://youtu.be/LCNdTLHZAeo

That was awesome. But seriously? Can't a man be bothered to put on a tie at a black tie event?