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by technovelist
Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4391
Views: 572151

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Christians are to humble their exterior, but also elevate their interior.  It is far more difficult for the common person to humble the exterior than it is for the clever person.  While the difficulty for the clever person is in elevation of the internal, which comes more easily to the common perso...
by technovelist
Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why Dollar is King despite printing $1 Trillion a year
Replies: 19
Views: 3543

Re: Why Dollar is King despite printing $1 Trillion a year

Every Ponzi scheme looks brilliant until it collapses.
by technovelist
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP returns USA 2013?
Replies: 44
Views: 12306

Re: PP returns USA 2013?

Really? How interesting. You're welcome to provide an example if you disagree.  If your argument against one asset class applies to all investable asset classes, the argument is neither valid nor relevant to this discussion, wouldn't you agree? There is no absolute safety in anything. However, as a...
by technovelist
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP returns USA 2013?
Replies: 44
Views: 12306

Re: PP returns USA 2013?

An investment in "land" is actually an investment in a piece of paper called a "deed". If you doubt this, think of what happens when a government invalidates deeds and/or transfers them to other people. What happens to your "land investment" then? Complete non-sequitor.  There is NO investment safe...
by technovelist
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP returns USA 2013?
Replies: 44
Views: 12306

Re: PP returns USA 2013?

Thanks guys, and yes, I guess I didn't think the whole "Peak2" and "Peakto" thing through very well :) I like to set the detail level to 'daily' and run the YTD results.  http://www.peaktotrough.com/images/2013-p2t.jpg What I find most concerning about the 2013 results isn't the 3%-ish loss, but ra...
by technovelist
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Exploring Gold Ownership Options
Replies: 3
Views: 1916

Re: Exploring Gold Ownership Options

I think global gold (listed in the PP book) has the best model overall for those "lucky" enough to be US persons who have great difficulty with the otherwise preferable foreign bank accounts. Of course, I could be wrong, but that's my analysis.
by technovelist
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: An incident that will be cited as a reason for gun control
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Re: An incident that will be cited as a reason for gun control

Wouldn't that incident be cited as a reason for "hatchet control"? I don't see how gun control would help prevent hatchet attacks.  If anything, it would make hatchet attacks more common if people no longer had guns to defend themselves from hatchet attackers. I can't find the reference right now, ...
by technovelist
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Decline of Violence
Replies: 593
Views: 68362

Re: The Decline of Violence

I'm only not violent because I don't need to be violent to get my needs met. While my community may not be especially violent, the members of my community vote leaders into office who are very violent, and thus my community has basically outsourced its violent tendencies to its political leaders, w...
by technovelist
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Decline of Violence
Replies: 593
Views: 68362

Re: The Decline of Violence

Incidently, are you violent and how many of your friends and family are violent or think violence solves problems? I think it's only a tiny element....and they infest the government and other gangs. the government gang has just succeded in convincing everyone it's different or neccessary to protect...
by technovelist
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Decline of Violence
Replies: 593
Views: 68362

Re: The Decline of Violence

The above statement seems to be more premise than fact.  It appears to be stated as fact (self-evident).  I do not agree that it is self evident. Fact:  We humans have disposed of over 53,000,000 lives since Roe vs. Wade. Conclusion:  Humans are sinners. Logic:  Inductive? or, Premise:  Humans are ...
by technovelist
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Decline of Violence
Replies: 593
Views: 68362

Re: The Decline of Violence

There are grey areas like babies but I've gone over and over why a baby can't be disposed of like an animal but it never sticks or the claim is made I haven't addressed it. The above statement seems to be more premise than fact.  It appears to be stated as fact (self-evident).  I do not agree that ...