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by Xan
Tue May 19, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years
Replies: 59
Views: 1715

Re: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years

Mathjak, I'm not sure I'm understanding the point of your statements. You're arguing that what matters is how much you had invested at any given time, and how well those investments did. But in fact that is what matterED (past tense), not what matters now. In fact that's what you constantly remind u...
by Xan
Mon May 18, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Some 2020 General Election Polls
Replies: 122
Views: 3365

Re: Some 2020 General Election Polls

I predict that Biden won't be the nominee. The most likely way they will fix it is to pick someone else at the convention. Anyone want to guess who it's going to be? Hint: initials are HRC. This has been mentioned before on this board. I just don't see how HRC can be the nominee when she didn't par...
by Xan
Mon May 18, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Some 2020 General Election Polls
Replies: 122
Views: 3365

Re: Some 2020 General Election Polls

I think it may just be really hard to oust a sitting President running for another term. I couldn't believe it when Obama won in 2012, especially since Scott Brown had just been elected in Massachusetts of all places running on an anti-Obamacare platform.
by Xan
Sat May 16, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Isn't there an Avatar Thread?
Replies: 52
Views: 1660

Re: Isn't there an Avatar Thread?

Found the scene. For some reason Steinbrenner thinks George has died and he's telling George's parents:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUwSxqnRW-8
by Xan
Sat May 16, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Isn't there an Avatar Thread?
Replies: 52
Views: 1660

Re: Isn't there an Avatar Thread?

Dualstow, is that Frank Costanza castigating Steinbrenner about trading Jay Buhner?
by Xan
Fri May 15, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1993
Views: 52486

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

sophie wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 3:18 pm
I can't wait to hear how the anti-vaxxers will react to the COVID vaccine when it comes out.
Noting the "when" language, are you confident that this will happen, Sophie? I certainly hope so!
by Xan
Fri May 15, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Debt vs Assets
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Debt vs Assets

Is any pre-fiat-currency theory on this issue relevant in a fiat-currency world?
by Xan
Thu May 14, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The US Healthcare System Has Been Ruined by Government, Not by Capitalism
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: The US Healthcare System Has Been Ruined by Government, Not by Capitalism

> What happens to people who don't purchase insurance under this system and get sick? Let them die? Libertarian answer: yep. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owI7DOeO_yg What happens when you don't buy auto insurance and then crash into someone causing extensive damage to their car? What happens if ...
by Xan
Thu May 14, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1993
Views: 52486

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

provided the peak does not exceed hospital capacity. I don't think this has been sufficiently demonstrated either. How many of the people who go on ventilators are actually saved as opposed to dying in the following, say, month anyway? To me this is the big question and I can't find that anyone has...
by Xan
Wed May 13, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: So I got married! (Not really)
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Re: So I got married! (Not really)

Have any of them, er, dug it? At best I've gotten a response that was a mix of curiosity and fascination. At worst I've gotten "What the hell?" O0 I was making an oblique reference to them being gold diggers. How far into a relationship are you before you start talking about investment portfolios? ...
by Xan
Wed May 13, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: So I got married! (Not really)
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Re: So I got married! (Not really)

If the 25% of your portfolio in gold is enough to worry her, she will probably think you have enough money overall. Assuming she knows enough to know that Gold ownership isn't "normal"! It's funny. Ever since I adopted the PP, my gold holdings are "the conversation" I've had to have with any partic...
by Xan
Wed May 13, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1993
Views: 52486

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I've read (somewhere) that the drop in food production will primarily affect exports to third-world countries, where the lack of available food could by itself kill as many as the virus.