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by Lonestar
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Less Pretty Bond Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 107

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Pardon me for kinda jumping off subject here, but what are some of the possible reasons that could cause short to intermediate term treasury rates to increase in the near term? With the additional debt the government has amassed during the Covid pandemic, added to the already staggering national deb...
by Lonestar
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Gun Poll
Replies: 35
Views: 610

Re: Gun Poll

By the way, someone I know who is highly knowledgeable about guns told me that Glocks are illegal to own in Massachusetts. I forgot what is the reason. The bureaucrats in Massachusetts have probably forgotten the reason, too. ::) I found this: Attorney General Maura Healey's investigation into Gloc...
by Lonestar
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A Current Fad?
Replies: 31
Views: 761

Re: A Current Fad?

If I were a young dermatologist I would look in that direction. I don't see how reversal could be done on the people that have extensive artwork on their body, and I bet it will be costly and painful.
by Lonestar
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A Current Fad?
Replies: 31
Views: 761

Re: A Current Fad?

However, I believe it is a sign of cultural decay that will eventually reverse when we go back to a more conservative culture . Hahahaha, you can't be serious (although I wish you were). The US, Canada and Europe are moving further to the left with each passing year. What on earth would make you th...
by Lonestar
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A Current Fad?
Replies: 31
Views: 761

Re: A Current Fad?

Tattoos seemed to start becoming more popular in the late '90s and have continued to gain in popularity up to the present day. That's more than 20 years. So I would call it a long-term cultural shift, not just a fad. That's about the time I started to notice as well. It started with single tattoos ...
by Lonestar
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A Current Fad?
Replies: 31
Views: 761

A Current Fad?

Under the category of “things that really don’t matter much” I have a question. Is the current rampant craze of tattoos in the U.S. only a fad? I grew up in an era where tattoos were reserved for sailors or guys with large biceps that had “MOM” tattooed on their arm. I can now walk through Walmart a...
by Lonestar
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: You guys know how to fix water hammer?
Replies: 21
Views: 393

Re: You guys know how to fix water hammer?

Usually the solution is to have a stub of pipe sticking upwards from a tee in the line. I don't know how long it should be, but I suppose a foot or two would be nice. When the line gets pressurized, that stub will contain trapped air under pressure. It will cushion the shock of shutting off a fauce...
by Lonestar
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: If you actually think black lives matter, watch this ad
Replies: 54
Views: 869

Re: If you actually think black lives matter, watch this ad

Yes, for my plan to work all guns on the planet would need to disappear. After that is accomplished, do we start the elimination of alcohol consumption from the planet? MADD reports a person is injured in a drunk driving crash every 2 minutes, and someone is killed every 51 minutes. How does that c...
by Lonestar
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Biden/Harris Discussion
Replies: 273
Views: 6705

Re: Biden/Harris Discussion

I remember that Trump leaned on the FDA to authorize hcq use for prospective randomized clinical trials. But when reports of cardiac arrhythmias surfaced, the trials were stopped. There are a number of retrospective, correlative studies with mixed results but these aren’t helpful. If Trump had orde...
by Lonestar
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Biden/Harris Discussion
Replies: 273
Views: 6705

Re: Biden/Harris Discussion

I remember that Trump leaned on the FDA to authorize hcq use for prospective randomized clinical trials. But when reports of cardiac arrhythmias surfaced, the trials were stopped. There are a number of retrospective, correlative studies with mixed results but these aren’t helpful. If Trump had orde...
by Lonestar
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bond Yield question
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Bond Yield question

OK, did what I should have done first, and called Vanguard fixed income desk. Apparently the 30 day SEC yield is a somewhat complicated thing but is calculated the same for all fixed income ETF's, regardless of which company you are looking at. That way it is a apples to apples comparison when evalu...
by Lonestar
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bond Yield question
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Bond Yield question

I don't think the 30 day period (whenever it is calculated) is the issue here. There has been extremely little difference in the 30 day SEC yield in the last several months, so consequently this does not come into play with my question. Regardless of the period, I'm seeing greater than 100bp differe...