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by I Shrugged
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Best gold deal out there
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Best gold deal out there

https://bullionexchanges.com/1-oz-american-eagle-gold-coin-random-year At 7% over spot, this is the best option i think right now. You can pay 1-3% less with other (less desirable) coins like the maple leaf, Philharmonic, or Britannia, but that's not enough to overcome the eagle's advantages imo. T...
by I Shrugged
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?
Replies: 56
Views: 1081

Re: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?

In the summer, I don't care about political things. Or much of anything important. I even forget about stock prices and my portfolio. Been that way for a while now. I think it's a good thing. But I still like to talk on the internet. :)
by I Shrugged
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4467
Views: 323988

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I equate Fauci to a modern day Copernicus, and if he is martyred, so be it, but in 500 years, people will still be talking about his courage and likely have a holiday named after him. Dr. Fauci is no martyr; he is the most highly paid civil servant in the US government. He is also remarkably-- and ...
by I Shrugged
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 927
Views: 27698

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

We would be against getting our kids vaccinated, at this point. The heart inflammation thing needs to be answered.
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 53
Views: 502

Re: Why the Allies Won

Vinny, I wasn't trying to equate anything to D-Day, but rather was saying there were any number of key moments, actions, battles, developments, and decisions that affected the outcome of the war. I'm not going to try to compile a list. You are a more literal person than I am. And that's saying somet...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 53
Views: 502

Re: Why the Allies Won

A few days ago in discussing the cause(s) of the Civil War....Xan warned us about oversimplying when it comes to history. Also, a few days ago, I started reading this excellent book: https://www.amazon.com/Why-the-Allies-Won/dp/039331619X/ref=cm_wl_huc_item Why the Allies Won I think I am about 1/3...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4467
Views: 323988

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

From Victoria O0 https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2021/06/victorian-fuckdown-to-end-tonight/ We have more cases than that almost anywhere in the US, and most states are either completely open or open enough that it doesn't matter. Your leaders are insane. I hope they understand that this virus is g...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3019
Views: 805125

Re: The GOLD scream room

Smith1776 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:50 am
Buy gold! 👑
Now you're talking.
;)
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 53
Views: 502

Re: Why the Allies Won

A few days ago in discussing the cause(s) of the Civil War....Xan warned us about oversimplying when it comes to history. Also, a few days ago, I started reading this excellent book: https://www.amazon.com/Why-the-Allies-Won/dp/039331619X/ref=cm_wl_huc_item Why the Allies Won I think I am about 1/3...
by I Shrugged
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Lives Saved Since March 2020?
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Lives Saved Since March 2020?

Hal wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:26 am
tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:03 am
I'm not going to call myself a hero for wearing a mask, but not all heroes wear capes.
Is there another side of your life you're keeping from us? 8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M68ndaZSKa8
I figured him for this:
https://www.youtube.com/user/iTomFoolery
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 123
Views: 5437

Re: I think it’s time to move into crypto

I can see that say a Bitcoin has intrinsic value because it takes a lot of energy to produce it. Just as it takes work to produce gold. Say all the gold in the world was mined and sold. Supply of gold only coming from people who choose to sell gold and vice versa. Does intrinsic value say that gold...
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 123
Views: 5437

Re: I think it’s time to move into crypto

LOL WHAT The Justice Department said on Monday that it had recovered much of the ransom paid to hackers last month who shut down the computer systems of Colonial Pipeline, a critical pipeline operator. The seizure on Monday marked a first-of-its-kind effort by a new Justice Department task force to...
by I Shrugged
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4467
Views: 323988

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I will say that there is a bit of confirmation bias in looking at crowds at a concert or ballgame and pointing out that they are not wearing masks. I feel like most people who would attend something with a large crowd right now are probably people who are not overly concerned with Covid. The people...
by I Shrugged
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4467
Views: 323988

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Here in a reddish part of Illinois, most people in stores or entering restaurants are still masking even though most establishments have dropped the requirement. This Friday the state will be fully open except for masking in health care settings and schools (boo), so I'll be interested to see if peo...
by I Shrugged
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 123
Views: 5437

Re: I think it’s time to move into crypto

I can see that say a Bitcoin has intrinsic value because it takes a lot of energy to produce it. Just as it takes work to produce gold.
by I Shrugged
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Should Single Family Home Rentals be Legal?
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: Should Single Family Home Rentals be Legal?

Tom I think you are too focused on financial optimization of your life. There is a point of diminishing or even negative returns in terms of the amount of financial focus. Houses are expensive. Spouses are expensive. Kids are expensive. Super early retirement is super expensive. And then what?
by I Shrugged
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Does PP Only Work In Times of Declining Bond Yields?
Replies: 55
Views: 912

Re: Does PP Only Work In Times of Declining Bond Yields?

Tom, is there a way you can get in on the side of the hedge fund house and apartment accumulators?
by I Shrugged
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why isn't gold moving?
Replies: 65
Views: 4105

Re: Why isn't gold moving?

I heard a funny on the radio today.

Every time Elon Musk tweets, a bitcoin gets its wings.
by I Shrugged
Mon May 31, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 123
Views: 5437

Re: I think it’s time to move into crypto

So as I have been playing around in the crypto space I am starting to be less and less impressed. Speeds are just not competitive with banking system...and it's wonkiness is terryfying at times. Sending substantial sums of money that doesn't arrive for a half hour with no one to call or recourse at...
by I Shrugged
Thu May 27, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVIDs done, Vote On Next Major Issue
Replies: 33
Views: 728

Re: COVIDs done, Vote On Next Major Issue

COVIDs done, Vote On Next Major Issue Not done here :P Under house arrest for a week (or more?) from midnight. Wonder how long it will stretch out for this time? Enjoy your freedom in the US and elsewhere! https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/melbourne-australia-set-4th-lockdown-cluster-grows-77...
by I Shrugged
Thu May 27, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVIDs done, Vote On Next Major Issue
Replies: 33
Views: 728

Re: COVIDs done, Vote On Next Major Issue

There really are free lunches!

Makes me feel dumb for all the years I worked hard. What a fool I was.
by I Shrugged
Wed May 26, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why isn't gold moving?
Replies: 65
Views: 4105

Re: Why isn't gold moving?

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 8:44 pm
Hey it's at $1,903 now. That's cool.
This is all because I didn't buy at 17xx like I wanted to several weeks ago. I was busy researching storage options...........
:-\
by I Shrugged
Wed May 26, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVIDs done, Vote On Next Major Issue
Replies: 33
Views: 728

Re: COVIDs done, Vote On Next Major Issue

In Illinois, which can't print money, the major crisis is how to pay the pensions of well-to-do retired public workers. UBI won't fix it, but the Feds can do a bailout. Otherwise the problem frames as poor people vs. well to do retired people who vote the same way as the poor people. Quite a conundr...
by I Shrugged
Wed May 26, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: LAX cargo handlers stole gold bars
Replies: 0
Views: 113

LAX cargo handlers stole gold bars

https://www.iheart.com/content/2021-05-26-cargo-handlers-accused-of-stealing-gold-bars-from-los-angeles-airport/?mid=634355&rid=98632467&sc=email&pname=newsletter&cid=NATIONAL&keyid=National%20iHeart%20Daily%20NewsTalk&campid=headline2_readmore Federal authorities have arrested two men accused of st...