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by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 3153

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

Now we hear everything Mexico agreed to was already in negotiation and in the pipeline for a long while. Which makes the entire last week just a stunt. I just can't stop thinking... "he's trying to manufacture dips to buy". And doing very well. Well then Mexico could have implemented any of the ite...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: BYND
Replies: 87
Views: 2861

Re: BYND

Finally found Beyond Burgers at the grocery today, and grilled a couple up for the GF and myself. They were delicious, albeit pricey at $12/lb. You can get locally pastured and slaughtered beef for much less than that around here. For me, the Beyond stuff is like cricket proteins. I'd give it a sho...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 3153

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

Kriegs, thanks for the link. I found this particularly fascinating: To escape from this political mess, I believe that psychologists must work with political scientists to identify changes that will indirectly undermine Manichaeism. I ran a 2007 conference at Princeton University that tried to do t...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 3153

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

1) More class-consciousness, generally. Knowing what your true risks and resources are as a worker and who your lot is in with vs who is most opposed to your economic interests. I'd say more "personal finance" consciousness. Nobody really has to be working class their whole life, even if they start...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 3153

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

ochotona wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:28 pm
virtue-signal ... Millennial Snowflake Social Justice Warriors.
Damn Boomers, takin' our jabs!
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 3153

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

Admittedly, I was exaggerating and being a bit facetious there. But the Trumpies I personally know really do have a passionate dislike of Mexico, and really any other country that could provide labor cheaper than they are willing to supply it. They feel threatened and fearful, and that does cause a...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 3153

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

I was going to add that I didn't want to assume that you and ocho were liberals. You aren't Trumpies, and you seem to think they irrationally hate Mexicans and want to nuke them. IE, you don't understand what their viewpoint is. That's what reminded me of that study*. Your response is full of stuff ...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 3153

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

I'm reminded of that study that showed that, while conservatives were able to articulate liberals viewpoints, liberals were unable to comprehend how conservatives thought. You guys are really reaching here :o In other border news: Border authorities nabbed a group of 116 illegal immigrants from Afri...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 603
Views: 94131

Re: YouTube Junkie

Excellent link shekels. They talk about a lot of things that have generated big discussions on here, and in an interesting way.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri May 31, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 3153

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

I think a plausible argument could be made that this is the most incompetent president in US history. Let's hear it! He is certainly the most corrupt. If you're certain, state your case. I've read about some pretty corrupt presidents; Harding and Nixon, obviously, but it's now looking like Obama wa...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri May 31, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 3153

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

I remembered reading about growing avocados on Root Simple, so I found the article again. They're in LA, but I'd imagine a Med climate and a desert climate are fairly close. EDIT that's not the original article (it might have been a video) I saw, because I remember them saying that avocado grew almo...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri May 31, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs
Replies: 90
Views: 3153

Re: Immediate 5% across-the-board Mexican tariffs

Not to mention that imported avocados, tomatoes and berries are going to be more expensive. I have noticed those prices coming down in the past couple of years and especially since several months ago because suddenly most of them are coming from Mexico rather than California. Not sure what's happen...