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by Ad Orientem
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: RIP Paul Volcker
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: RIP Paul Volcker

pugchief wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:45 pm
92.
Imagine how long he might have lived if he didn't smoke.

RIP indeed.

I think the big three were all cigar men, Volcker, Greenspan and Bernanke. Greenspan is still around and smoking like a chimney.
by Ad Orientem
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: RIP Paul Volcker
Replies: 8
Views: 151

RIP Paul Volcker

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uos7arneNaM/Xe6kkTcUYnI/AAAAAAAAH8g/N7fC0_l7_24arJ8auwPiZrmiCORZ5HC3QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/PV.jpg Testifying before Congress He was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1987 and is remembered chiefly as the man who took the heroic (and brutal) steps required to bre...
by Ad Orientem
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Do You Carry a Multitool?
Replies: 30
Views: 908

Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Does a .357 mag count? It has multiple uses and it serves .38 spl as well.
by Ad Orientem
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: One-way time travel coming soon
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: One-way time travel coming soon

All this reminds me of something I haven't experienced in ages, probably decades. A good old fashioned fire and a brimstone sermon. I think it is a dying art form that is all but extinct. But way back in the land of long ago, I can remember a few that about set the building on fire. IMO it was alwa...
by Ad Orientem
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 770
Views: 177954

Re: Stock scream room

Not a fan of doom porn, but Warren Buffet is a hardcore stock bug and he is sitting on $128 billion in cash. More than a few people think the market is getting frothy and is due for a correction. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/29/buffett-sitting-on-128-billion-raises-questions-on-market-valuation.html
by Ad Orientem
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: One-way time travel coming soon
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: One-way time travel coming soon

All this reminds me of something I haven't experienced in ages, probably decades. A good old fashioned fire and a brimstone sermon. I think it is a dying art form that is all but extinct. But way back in the land of long ago, I can remember a few that about set the building on fire. IMO it was alway...
by Ad Orientem
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: One-way time travel coming soon
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: One-way time travel coming soon

I see. As I detest the modern world (with a few exceptions), I have no interest in seeing the future. On the other hand if somebody figures out a way in the other direction, I'd seriously consider it. I wonder if all the people who died of horrible diseases that are now curable, war, or starvation ...
by Ad Orientem
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: One-way time travel coming soon
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: One-way time travel coming soon

I see. As I detest the modern world (with a few exceptions), I have no interest in seeing the future. On the other hand if somebody figures out a way in the other direction, I'd seriously consider it.
by Ad Orientem
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: One-way time travel coming soon
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: One-way time travel coming soon

Can someone give me a synopsis? The linked website is so jammed with pop up adds and other issues that it crashed Firefox and slowed internet explorer to a crawl. Sorry but I have no patience for those kinds of websites. My general rule of thumb is the sixty second rule. If I can't get a website to ...
by Ad Orientem
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: What's going on with silver?
Replies: 132
Views: 50029

Re: What's going on with silver?

JM Bullion has 10 oz bars on sale for .29 cents over spot. I hate these evil bastards. They are like pushers waving my drug of choice under my nose at a cut rate price. https://www.jmbullion.com/on-sale/?contact_eid=0be203e800000000000000000000068add87&utm_source=bm23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Image...
by Ad Orientem
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Watching Wikipedia's extinction event from a distance
Replies: 28
Views: 1212

Re: Watching Wikipedia's extinction event from a distance

And while I'm on the subject of community projects...

WikiProject Conservatism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... nservatism
by Ad Orientem
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Watching Wikipedia's extinction event from a distance
Replies: 28
Views: 1212

Re: Watching Wikipedia's extinction event from a distance

Let’s say a person has a dozen books published by major publishers, three of which have been translated into other languages, dozens of articles in trade publications, and is the first inventor on a us patent. Would that make him notable? Not according to Wikipedia. I wonder why not? Asking for a f...