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by blackomen
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 151
Views: 5640

Re: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

Suspicious activity at the Wuhan disease lab when the virus broke out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpQFCcS ... e=youtu.be
by blackomen
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP Inspired Leveraged Portfolios
Replies: 96
Views: 69756

Re: PP Inspired Leveraged Portfolios

Equal-weight SSO, UGL, and UBT. Since you're foregoing cash, it's technically a 2.66x leveraged PP. I used this from 2014 until like late last month after the VIX jumped over 30 and switched back to the standard PP (SPY, GLD, TLT, and SHY.) I've endured further losses but it would have been much wor...
by blackomen
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What would it take to cause you to lose faith in the PP?
Replies: 51
Views: 6275

Re: What would it take to cause you to lose faith in the PP?

If you guys are freaking out over the PP's declines, then imagine how much agony those with equity heavy portfolios are going thru now. Nearly everyone I know who invests or is saving for retirement has way more than 25% in equities, including my retired parents.
by blackomen
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What would it take to cause you to lose faith in the PP?
Replies: 51
Views: 6275

Re: What would it take to cause you to lose faith in the PP?

In late 2008, when the stock market was in freefall, it took a month before the LT bonds surged. And it makes sense: a lot of investors were quickly exitting stocks but needed some time to decide where to put that money next. Remember, the money coming out of stocks has to go somewhere eventually (i...
by blackomen
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Health insurance
Replies: 42
Views: 4314

Re: Health insurance

I know an illegal immigrant who suffered a massive heart attack in NYC. He was revived and spent 2 weeks in a fine hospital. After about a month he went back in for another week for a heart valve repair. His bill is probably close to a million dollars but it's not costing him a cent. How can this c...
by blackomen
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Health insurance
Replies: 42
Views: 4314

Re: Gold's Time To Shine?

My perspective is that I'd still rather go with the Canadian health care system than the American one if given a binary choice. Though, obviously, there is bias in my perspective. The waiting time issue is not as bad as portrayed in my humble opinion. We follow a triage system in Canada. If it's a ...
by blackomen
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: If a Hurricane hits a city already Quarantined due to the Coronavirus, how will it be Evacuated?
Replies: 0
Views: 1928

If a Hurricane hits a city already Quarantined due to the Coronavirus, how will it be Evacuated?

Suppose a city that's prone to catastrophic hurricanes is quarantined due to widespread coronavirus cases. Then when hurricane season comes along, a massive hurricane similar to Irma, Katrina, etc is about to directly hit that city, leaving it flooded and uninhabitable. How would it be handled? With...
by blackomen
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Tooth and Gum Care Regime
Replies: 174
Views: 116353

Re: The Permanent Tooth and Gum Care Regime

I had not previously heard of Novamin. Googling it, I found an NIH paper that states that the substance has promise as an anti cavity agent, perhaps superior to fluoride. I assure you that the ADA and or other dental groups are not trying to prevent its use unless they feel it is unsafe for some re...
by blackomen
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Bullshit Jobs (Article)
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

Re: Bullshit Jobs (Article)

At the end of my career I could have easily done what was expected of me on my job in 15 hours a week or less. There were actually some weeks in which I spent every minute of my required 40 hours doing absolutely nothing but surfing the web. The biggest challenge was figuring what bullshit to put o...
by blackomen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Bullshit Jobs (Article)
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

Bullshit Jobs (Article)

Is this bullshit or does this guy have a legitimate point?

https://strikemag.org/bullshit-jobs/
by blackomen
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Konmari Method for Keeping Your House Clean
Replies: 4
Views: 1476

Konmari Method for Keeping Your House Clean

I've been studying her method and philosophy for tidying your home right now and it sounds great for people who lean towards a minimal lifestyle. I won't go over all of it nor am I an expert in it (and you can google for what the method involves in detail) but here's a gist: - The underlying philoso...
by blackomen
Thu May 10, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Tooth and Gum Care Regime
Replies: 174
Views: 116353

Re: The Permanent Tooth and Gum Care Regime

I had not previously heard of Novamin. Googling it, I found an NIH paper that states that the substance has promise as an anti cavity agent, perhaps superior to fluoride. I assure you that the ADA and or other dental groups are not trying to prevent its use unless they feel it is unsafe for some re...