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by Kshartle
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3019
Views: 805130

Re: The GOLD scream room

Just waiting for you to give me the buy signal, Tech. Yes, I think "opportunistic rebalancing" is the term I was looking for. Either that or "buying lowish." If you look at a 1.5 year chart you've got a clear double bottom at $1,180. That should provide support. It looks like a strong level so you'...
by Kshartle
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Do Animals Have Rights
Replies: 14
Views: 5103

Re: Do Animals Have Rights

I don't see how you (Kshartle) would approach this from any different position than going through the same stuff we've been going through in the morality thread. Not that I didn't want you to participate, but I figured any deductive discussion with you on rights was going to get us right back into ...
by Kshartle
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Do Animals Have Rights
Replies: 14
Views: 5103

Re: Do Animals Have Rights

Sorry. I know I've hijacked my fair share of threads.  So have I. I'm not trying to do that here. There are a couple ways this thread can go, the most likely one is everyone giving their opinion based on what their teachers told them, their parents told them, their priest told them, the president t...
by Kshartle
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Self-Driving Cars
Replies: 59
Views: 13656

Re: Self-Driving Cars

Also think of all the valuable time saved by people who basically now will have their own personal driver. Middle-class people will now enjoy what used to be the privilage of the wealthy. This will add years to people's lives that othwise would have spent that time driving, now they can do other th...
by Kshartle
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Self-Driving Cars
Replies: 59
Views: 13656

Re: Self-Driving Cars

Am I the only one concerned about computer problems i.e. crashes?  OTOH brings a whole new meaning to blue screen of death. That comes up a lot, but I think it should be more along the lines of mission critical, NASA-type programming than Windows 2000. In test after test, computer-driven cars are s...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

If nobody in a certain country happens to want nuclear weapons, for example, then nobody will make them for those people's consumption. If nobody happens to want lectures in LGBTQQ studies, then none will be produced. If neither moda nor Kshartle or I, marooned on our desert island, happen to want ...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

That's two!  I'm sensing you may have some repression issues today?  Is it brown or white eyes?  :o ... Mountaineer I am feeling a bit financially repressed. I just got my paycheck and it included 13 hours of OT at time and a half. I was absolutely beasted by taxes. I am singlehandedly supporting a...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

Not trying to being a dick here, but just to play devil's advocate: If you spent less time posting here while on the clock, would that 13 hours of OT even have been necessary? And how is *that* theft different than the type you are always referring to?  ;D ah-ha-ha, loaded question on #2. I only ch...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

Sorry for the long-ass post fellas... It's not that long.....(she said) ZING! That's two!  I'm sensing you may have some repression issues today?  Is it brown or white eyes?  :o ... Mountaineer I am feeling a bit financially repressed. I just got my paycheck and it included 13 hours of OT at time a...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

I think that unless you have potential to have enough units sold, innovative products such as medicines that cost billions to develop simply won't get invented. So in a world where everyone is rich, the very rich (along with everyone else) will be able to get that innovative medicine for say £100, ...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

moda0306 wrote: Sorry for the long-ass post fellas...
It's not that long.....(she said) ZING!
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

When you say "more goods + same production = lower general price level" are you referring to to Joe or the entire economy? Whooops I meant: more goods + same money supply = lower general price level Regardless. You didn't respond to the rest of the post... let me finish first......(she said)
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

if Obama gives them money and they now utilize Joe's services when they would not have before the transfer of wealth, Joe still wins. Maybe Joe loses a bit when he goes to the grocery and prices are higher because of the extra money being printed/redistributed, but overall Joe wins more than he los...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

pugchief wrote: When you say "more goods + same production = lower general price level" are you referring to to Joe or the entire economy?
Whooops I meant:

more goods + same money supply = lower general price level
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

Kshartle Giving out money to help people buy stuff won't help producers. Consumers don't benefit the producers, it's the other way around. One wrinkle I can see in this is that innovative products only become worth creating if the very large development cost can be spread over many units sold. I ha...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

It sure seems that iPhones, after the first or second model, have sure been in demand prior to their being produced.  What do you call that?  Anticipation? How about all the "kickstart" projects where advertising tries to drum up demand and if enough demand is evident, the "producer" gets around to...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Obama Announces That He Will Not Break Law Until After Election
Replies: 9
Views: 2945

Re: Obama Announces That He Will Not Break Law Until After Election

Reub wrote: Yes. And besides, who wants the IRS after them?
Don't forget the drones and secret "tribunals".

He can kill you with an executive order and lock you up without charges.

Ohhh but don't worry I think he said he won't do any of that even though he approved of the powers.
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

Joe has a profitable service business, but is not working 40 hours per week because he just doesn't have enough clients due expense in his services. There is demand for those services, but many people feel that they can not afford them so they go without. More production [Joe's labor] would be driv...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Tax Tail Wagging My PP Dog
Replies: 19
Views: 7582

Re: Tax Tail Wagging My PP Dog

The last piece of advice I have is to consider donating appreciated shares of stock to charity, if you're so inclined. You get the full tax deduction from the total value of the appreciated shares, and no one pays taxes on the earnings. Not you nor the charity. Wouldn't that be unpatriotic and unfa...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

To add to that, there is no demand until production takes place. You can't demand what hasn't been produced. There was no demand for iPhones until the first ones were made. It sure seems that iPhones, after the first or second model, have sure been in demand prior to their being produced.  What do ...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

The author was claiming primarily that if income inequality got too high and too many people got pissed off about it, that there is a very real chance that those angry people will rise up and kill people like him, just like they did in a number of Asian and Latin American countries throughout the 2...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

All this time I thought "mumbo jumbo" was very intelligently referring to something objective rather than an emotional subjective thing.  ;) Mumbo Jumbo (roller coaster), a roller coaster at Flamingo Land Resort, UK Mumbo Jumbo (Banjo-Kazooie), a video-game character "Mumbo Jumbo", a song by Foghat...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

"Consumer" appears to have been re-defined to mean "somebody who either produces nothing or produces less than he consumes." "Producer" appears to have been re-defined to mean "somebody who produces more than he consumes." Defining the terms in these manners leads to confused arguments because most...
by Kshartle
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats
Replies: 114
Views: 26427

Re: The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats

1. Consumption is totally dependent on production, and not the other way around, because no one can consume anything that has not been produced. To add to that, there is no demand until production takes place. You can't demand what hasn't been produced. There was no demand for iPhones until the fir...
by Kshartle
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Obama Announces That He Will Not Break Law Until After Election
Replies: 9
Views: 2945

Re: Obama Announces That He Will Not Break Law Until After Election

I am fascinated that he openly states he is going to, for all practical purposes, either break the law or not enforce it .... and the general populace, or congress, or the supreme court, does not even blink.  It looks like he has the capability to hypnotize the masses.  It really is bizarre to me, ...