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by I Shrugged
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Uncharted Waters?
Replies: 44
Views: 11178

Re: Uncharted Waters?

I know we talk about not looking.  I've said it before and I'll say it again.  I don't check my PP daily or even weekly.  Sometimes for whatever reason I'll take a look.  I will say "damn, I wonder what's dropping?"  Or, "Hey, good deal!"  Then what?  Nothing, that's what.  It has trended up over th...
by I Shrugged
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Perfect Storm - Energy, Finance, and the End of Growth
Replies: 15
Views: 3952

Re: Perfect Storm - Energy, Finance, and the End of Growth

PS, where in the midwest did you grow up?
by I Shrugged
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Islamic State 'planning to use Libya as gateway to Europe'
Replies: 38
Views: 9372

Re: Islamic State 'planning to use Libya as gateway to Europe'

At some point I have to conclude that the military industrial complex is real, it simply wants wars.  Say they are at the top of a pyramid labeled "we want war".  As you move down the pyramid, the motivations change.  You find the Zionists, the neocons (do I repeat myself), and other aggressive worl...
by I Shrugged
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: On Political Labels
Replies: 56
Views: 5185

Re: On Political Labels

I'm okay with the PS prescription except for all the civilian casualties.  Just their bad luck to be in the caliphate?  In any event, that is probably what is going to happen once ISIS get more set up.
by I Shrugged
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Here's How a Gas Station/Janitor Amassed an $8M Fortune
Replies: 10
Views: 2396

Re: Here's How a Gas Station/Janitor Amassed an $8M Fortune

Not to pile on, but yeah that's pretty funny!
by I Shrugged
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ISIS burns 45 more to death in Iraq
Replies: 45
Views: 5959

Re: ISIS burns 45 more to death in Iraq

They are playing you like a fiddle.  That ought to give you pause.
by I Shrugged
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: On Political Labels
Replies: 56
Views: 5185

Re: On Political Labels

As far as being a younger liberal and then becoming conservative... Reub, I was JUST LIKE YOU until 2003-4. I mean, I would have agreed 100% with everything you write here.  Up till then I had been very politically active.  It started dawning on me how the Bush team lied to us and led us into a tota...
by I Shrugged
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: On Political Labels
Replies: 56
Views: 5185

Re: On Political Labels

Reub, the other day you said we'd have been speaking German.  I laughed it off without replying.  Now here you are again. So you contend, had we remained neutral in WWII, that Germany would have invaded us??? I've heard the speak German thing many times before.  Please realize it's just VFW sloganee...
by I Shrugged
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ISIS burns 45 more to death in Iraq
Replies: 45
Views: 5959

Re: ISIS burns 45 more to death in Iraq

Yes, and it's too late for me to take any solace from the fact that Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld bear a huge responsibility for the rise of ISIS. I am not convinced we need to take the fight to them.  First of all, that is exactly what they want, and it will be another war we can't win. They know that.  Bin...
by I Shrugged
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: HB Fans and Meyers-Briggs Personality Types
Replies: 55
Views: 21189

Re: HB Fans and Meyers-Briggs Personality Types

I usually test as ISTJ, although I'll test as INTJ every now & then. When comparing a list of famous ISTJs vs INTJs, I strongly self-identify with the ISTJs. I'm similar.  I have tested as both ISTJ and ESTJ.  Although the older I get, the more "I" I become, for whatever reason.  As posted above, m...
by I Shrugged
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: College is Overrated
Replies: 98
Views: 16183

Re: College is Overrated

This whole thread is a great discussion.  Thanks to all for the sincere and insightful comments.  I've been reading attentively. I have a good friend with a daughter due to start college next year.  The girl is as sharp as can be and can pass any class.  She likes the arts, but also shows up for ma...