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by BearBones
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Sprott to acquire CEF
Replies: 18
Views: 8829

Re: Sprott to acquire CEF

Not sure how much it will help for us commoners, but here is link to vote. Due by 11/28/17.

http://www.centralfund.com/2017%20Special%20Meeting.htm
by BearBones
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Investment Advisor
Replies: 19
Views: 8832

Re: Investment Advisor

PS, not sure I will every "sleep at night" with whatever I do. I tend to second guess when advisors question why I might want LLT or gold right now. I think the suggestions posted here are as good as I will get. Will probably do as you said, Mountaineer, at least with part of my assets. Would be eas...
by BearBones
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Investment Advisor
Replies: 19
Views: 8832

Re: Investment Advisor

Thank you all so much. Love this forum! Yes, yes, I need to consolidate and simplify more. But I also need to get more certain and clear... I need to be honest (more so with myself). I am near retirement, and I am really scared of investing! I just don't trust myself. But I also don't trust many oth...
by BearBones
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Investment Advisor
Replies: 19
Views: 8832

Investment Advisor

Hi you all. It has been a while, in part because I got paralyzed in my investment approach this past few years. I am increasingly realizing that, while I generally trust myself (and you all) more than most "professionals," I do not trust myself to review the portfolio and rebalance regularly. My ass...
by BearBones
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Question for original forum members
Replies: 46
Views: 17833

Question for original forum members

I am wondering if some/many of the original high volume contributors have changed their perspective on the PP over the past few years. So very specific question for those members (such as CraigR, MT, Gumby, Moda, Dualstow, Doodle, Stone, etc) that joined before 2013 AND have more than 1000 posts (i....
by BearBones
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: TrueCryt
Replies: 9
Views: 3300

Re: TrueCryt

Thanks all. Any advantage of VeraCrypt over just making a 256 encrypted disk image on a Mac?
by BearBones
Mon May 30, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: TrueCryt
Replies: 9
Views: 3300

TrueCryt

Saw something about this on forum recently but can't find it. What do folks recommend for encryption? I like to have sensitive info on a USB drive with me when I travel.
by BearBones
Sat May 07, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Medical Mistakes Are Actually the Third Leading Cause of Death
Replies: 13
Views: 4329

Re: Medical Mistakes Are Actually the Third Leading Cause of Death

The third leading cause of death in house fires is firemen. And their ignorance, stupidity and corruption.
by BearBones
Sat May 07, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vaccines
Replies: 75
Views: 15259

Re: Vaccines

MachineGhost wrote: Regardless of the content of Dr. Thompson’s reanalysis paper...
Explain this part?
by BearBones
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Another Vax Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 3088

Re: Another Vax Thread

I can't wait until "they" figure out that vaccination causes the so-called behaviors which then "requires" anti-psychotic drugs in babies.  It's like a perpetual motion machine of irrationality with these people!  Anything to make a buck, right??? Good data to support your assertion that this is ca...
by BearBones
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Brita faucet filters
Replies: 39
Views: 10525

Re: Brita faucet filters

Regarding RO demineralizing water, I once suggested that my plan was to remineralize RO water by adding minerals back to it. This is what brewers do to "recreate" the water found where a given beer is produced. At least one person has posted recipes on how to approximate a large number of famous wa...
by BearBones
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reub
Replies: 17
Views: 5868

Re: Reub

MachineGhost wrote: If Reub is "unnecessarily acerbic", I'm awful curious how you would describe my fine self. ;D
Cracked me up  ;D
by BearBones
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vaccines
Replies: 75
Views: 15259

Re: Vaccines

MachineGhost wrote: Okay, that's all I can do for now.  Burned out.
Thanks!
by BearBones
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vaccines
Replies: 75
Views: 15259

Re: Vaccines

Don't be such fucking patsy just because its all seductively wrapped up in the color of "science" and everyone and their mother believes it is inviolate.  I see the same hallmarks of intolerance to dissent and denial of facts in pro-vaccination ideology that were present in the food pyramid, global...
by BearBones
Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Staggering World Debt Points toward Crisis
Replies: 53
Views: 16102

Re: Staggering World Debt Points toward Crisis

The debt (which backs money now) is actually a claim on future earnings.  By increasing the debt faster than earnings increase (which is what we've been doing for a long time), we're making claims on earnings farther and farther into the future.  In some sense, the future is infinite, so there's no...
by BearBones
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Overshoot
Replies: 101
Views: 18580

Re: Overshoot

Great discussion! Keep going...
:)
by BearBones
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hoarding Cash
Replies: 28
Views: 8240

Re: Hoarding Cash

I think the "modern" response to a shortage of cash will be EBT-style cards as a cash replacement.  The technology and infrastructure are already in place (hand reaching for my tinfoil hat). And aren't we almost already there?  What fraction of transactions actually occur in physical cash?  I usual...
by BearBones
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Overshoot
Replies: 101
Views: 18580

Re: Overshoot

Nice point, counterpoint!
by BearBones
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hoarding Cash
Replies: 28
Views: 8240

Re: Hoarding Cash

I am going to put my tinfoil hat on and say that if you are truly worried about the demise of paper cash, holding paper cash makes no sense. I, for one, am not really as concerned about the demise of cash. More wondering what happens if their is a shortage of it when/if lots of people come to conve...
by BearBones
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hoarding Cash
Replies: 28
Views: 8240

Re: Hoarding Cash

TennPaGa wrote: Dualstow posted this in a thread on the Cash board:
WSJ: Everything You Need to Know About Negative Rates
Not a subscriber. What's the conclusion?
by BearBones
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hoarding Cash
Replies: 28
Views: 8240

Re: Hoarding Cash

For the very wealthy the logistics of holding a significant percentage of cash in physical form can be challenging. Bear in mind that most countries don't issue thousand dollar/pound/euro/franc bills anymore. Of course in the case of the PP we are cash heavy. Not only do we hold 25% in dollar denom...
by BearBones
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hoarding Cash
Replies: 28
Views: 8240

Re: Hoarding Cash

So if they had to "break the buck", and if my bank also had to break the buck, what would I do with non-invested funds? Just sit there and get nibbled away at? Right. But even in the absence of that, why would someone in Germany keep money in a "savings" account, let alone park it in a bond yieldin...
by BearBones
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hoarding Cash
Replies: 28
Views: 8240

Hoarding Cash

So I was thinking about all of the recent posts about super low or negative interest rates tonight, and I was wondering if many wealthy people in Germany, Switzerland, Japan and others are starting to hoard cash. Why earn close to zero, or even worse, lose money on a bond, especially long term, when...
by BearBones
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Very Interesting Gold Standard Analysis
Replies: 9
Views: 4567

Re: Very Interesting Gold Standard Analysis

The money price of gold is therefore a measure of contractual performance by the Fed and Treasury.  If performance is satisfactory, gold's price should be stable, as citizens rest easy with the paper-money deal.  If performance is poor, the gold price will spike, as citizens terminate the money-deb...
by BearBones
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on gay rights?
Replies: 222
Views: 36575

Re: Thoughts on gay rights?

Sounds to me like the person you want to talk to is your sister. +1 But you may be doing that. Btw, watch a bit of the documentary "growing up trans" if you get a chance. Really sad. Omg. To say that an 8 year old is "choosing" to live a totally agonizing life of wishing to be the opposite sex is p...