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by Lone Wolf
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Rebalancing... Hormones?
Replies: 142
Views: 18729

Re: Rebalancing... Hormones?

There are times when I naturally wake up at 4:00am, and when this happens I usually have had a Big Dream (as the Jungians call it) which is full of mythological images and meaning.  When I sleep all the way to 7:00am the dreams are usually stupid and/or boring (not the f-ing airport again!), but so...
by Lone Wolf
Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Rebalancing... Hormones?
Replies: 142
Views: 18729

Re: Rebalancing... Hormones?

CONFIRMED!!!! See here... The author mentions the higher incidence of (lucid) dreaming in the "second sleep" as if it were common knowledge. Wow. Holy crap x2!! Holy crap #1: This confirms that with the "old school" segmented sleep practices you almost certainly got a radically higher incidence of ...
by Lone Wolf
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Rebalancing... Hormones?
Replies: 142
Views: 18729

Re: Rebalancing... Hormones?

Holy crap is right! I think you may be right. There is a very decent chance people were experiencing lucid dreams much more often back then. It almost implies that lucid dreaming is part of our evolutionary circadian rhythm!! That is really astounding if that's true. I know, man!  It's funny how th...
by Lone Wolf
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Rebalancing... Hormones?
Replies: 142
Views: 18729

Re: Rebalancing... Hormones?

But, historians and researchers have uncovered that before there was artificial (blue) light, people used to have two periods of sleep at night. It's known as " Segmented Sleep ". People would go to sleep shortly after sundown and wake up around 1-2am and then go back to sleep till the morning. You...
by Lone Wolf
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: It's not the end of the world...???
Replies: 46
Views: 5862

Re: It's not the end of the world...???

Apocalyptic thinking is a normal part of the human condition.  We're all susceptible to it, it's not new, and it's nothing to be embarrassed about -- just watched for and tempered. Like MT said, personal, local apocalypses happen to people all the time.  Keep your finances in good order.  Have a lit...
by Lone Wolf
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Shirtless FBI Agent From the Petraeus Story
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: The Shirtless FBI Agent From the Petraeus Story

What a great photo. Funny you should post this.  When it came out that the photo of the "shirtless FBI agent" was actually an obvious (and kinda funny) joke, I was immediately reminded of your Aldous Huxley quote. It's funny how you can wind up with a better understanding of a story by actively ign...
by Lone Wolf
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 80-90% of your Total Savings in PP
Replies: 44
Views: 11676

Re: 80-90% of your Total Savings in PP

I'm just under 96%, which is as "all in" as I can manage.  (For simplicity, I include things like my checking account as cash.)  There are always a few pieces that don't quite fit, but that's okay.  I didn't find a good way to build a PP for 529 college savings plans, for example, so went with a 50/...
by Lone Wolf
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Why The PP Will Eventually Fail
Replies: 49
Views: 7638

Re: Why The PP Will Eventually Fail

That's not true today, though.  Interest rates are 0% but inflation is certainly >0%.  So the "whiners" are of course correct when they worry that their irreplaceable savings are being eroded by our current policies. How many other oddities do there have to be before the PP loses its safety appeal?...
by Lone Wolf
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Why The PP Will Eventually Fail
Replies: 49
Views: 7638

Re: Why The PP Will Eventually Fail

Typically, Short Term Treasuries and banks (via Short Term Treasuries and private credit instruments) have provided a relatively good preservation of wealth. Harry Browne discussed this a number of times. So, this idea that all our purchasing power disappears when the dollar weaken usually isn't tr...
by Lone Wolf
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Chances of losing (and winning!) are close to zero.
Replies: 365
Views: 48967

Re: Chances of losing (and winning!) are close to zero.

It's great to have you here, Marc!  I remember reading about your European Permanent Portfolio waaaay back in the day on the Bogleheads thread. If you believe U.S. inflation is that high, how do you explain the fact that wages have definitely NOT risen by anything near 5.5% per year? While 5.5% is h...
by Lone Wolf
Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Obesity
Replies: 63
Views: 7822

Re: Obesity

It seems to me that if people simply eliminated sweetened drinks from their diets and dramatically cut down on the bread and fried foods they consumed, it would make a huge difference in public health.  This won't happen, of course, but it's important to remember that the solution is not complicate...
by Lone Wolf
Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A PP Tweak with some Theoretical and Empirical Logic
Replies: 33
Views: 7007

Re: A PP Tweak with some Theoretical and Empirical Logic

I always enjoy insightful PP surgery like this. I do want to touch on the simplification angle.  What might appear to be a simplification (going to 3 types of securities rather than 4) often isn't in practice.  Most of us will keep some substantial portion of our money in cash-like instruments in or...