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by flyingpylon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What if the unicorns die off?
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: What if the unicorns die off?

I typically say that anyone that doesn't appreciate Uber or Lyft hasn't taken a taxi anywhere recently. I've had far more doubts about my safety in taxis than in Uber rides. But I also have to acknowledge that my sample size is small, usually just several times a year when traveling for business.
by flyingpylon
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ukranian phone call
Replies: 37
Views: 1804

Re: Ukranian phone call

Apparently that request itself consists of leveraging US military aid to Ukraine for personal gain and is impeachable. The problem is that there is no objective definition of an "impeachable offense"... it's simply whatever the politicians say it is. They'll vote for or against impeachment based al...
by flyingpylon
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62189

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

What I don’t understand is why even after 3 years, some people continue to take everything he says at face value. So much of Trump’s communication is simply posturing to eventually arrive at something more realistic or reasonable.
by flyingpylon
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 428
Views: 33887

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

dualstow wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Most of us are the descendants of immigrants...
Not sure about anyone else, but my ancestors were legal immigrants, which is a different topic. Why conflate the two?
by flyingpylon
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 458
Views: 116300

Re: The Bond Dream Room

I don't think it is an exaggeration to say that this is the most corrupt president in US History. Which criteria should be used to determine "the most corrupt president in US history" and which should be ignored? Your post is filled with phrases like "common knowledge", "a quick Google", "apparent"...
by flyingpylon
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 458
Views: 116300

Re: The Bond Dream Room

What I find irritating is when an asset class has a run that brings you to within a percentage point or two of a rebalancing band but you hesitate to avoid pulling the trigger too soon, and then it retreats. It happened to me with stocks and now I'm mentally preparing myself for it to happen again w...
by flyingpylon
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62189

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Realistically, the current situation with people coming and going from the administration is probably a combination of all of the factors mentioned previously. I'm sure that includes some people that are nuts, some that think Trump is nuts, and everything in between. I don't claim to know what is re...
by flyingpylon
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62189

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Technovelist, what is your main reaction when someone suddenly resigns from the current administration or is asked to resign? - There is something fundamentally wrong here - Ok, this is part of Trump’s personality problem, but someone with a tougher constitution will come along and it’ll be a bette...
by flyingpylon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62189

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

What is the fruit we have gotten from Trump? Regular Tweet-storms with no intellectual backing or sense behind them, a Cold War with China, a deteriorating economy that is weak and potentially on the verge of recession, what is one step away from concentration camps for illegal aliens, more politic...
by flyingpylon
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62189

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

The “winning” has nothing to do with opinion polls.
by flyingpylon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62189

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Do “stocks” = “the economy”?

There are some that say there’s a big difference between Wall Street and Main Street.

Just throwin’ it out there.