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by BearBones
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vaccines
Replies: 74
Views: 13791

Vaccines

Don't want this to detract from my other posts today, but...  ;) Yep, I am a physician who found myself dating an anti-vax woman. Vehement. Most of her arguments I find pretty lame. A few are of merit and need some research. Anyone looked into this a lot and have some opinions grounded in strong sci...
by BearBones
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Are free trades for treasuries really free? Except for TD Ameritrade?
Replies: 9
Views: 4567

Are free trades for treasuries really free? Except for TD Ameritrade?

Since I joined this forum, there has been increasing disillusionment with TLT and increasing enthusiasm for buying treasuries directly. The consensus here seems to be that, except for a small bid/ask spread, trading is essentially free for treasuries with most brokerages, making this a prudent decis...
by BearBones
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Variable Portfolio Idea
Replies: 5
Views: 2452

Re: Variable Portfolio Idea

Your allocation seems like it would clearly fall into the "investment" category, and not the "speculation" category of a variable portfolio. Thanks. Yes, that is my intention. I think I will always keep a conservative alternative to the PP, but I really don't want it to be variable. My days for spe...
by BearBones
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Market-based medical care
Replies: 22
Views: 6359

Re: Market-based medical care

IDrinkBloodLOL wrote: To me, this shows why we shouldn't have diversity.

If we were all from the same racial group, such suspicions would be impossible.
Hitler? Is that you?
by BearBones
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Variable Portfolio Idea
Replies: 5
Views: 2452

Variable Portfolio Idea

Have been experimenting with Tyler's nice charts for my new IRA, currently in cash. This is a bit of an amalgam of the PP, the Golden Butterfly, and some of the other well known portfolios on Tyler's site. Not as biased toward the early 70's. Higher CAGR than the PP and a lot less light blue squares...
by BearBones
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Simplicity or Security
Replies: 9
Views: 3083

Simplicity or Security

Thinking about cash options now that Vanguard reopened its Treasury MM fund. I see from prior posts that a lot of folks are keeping their cash in bank accounts and CCs while others of us are earning closer to zero for staying a tad bit safer. Got me thinking that there are several tiers of safety wh...
by BearBones
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Crazy Doctor Talk
Replies: 64
Views: 8357

Re: Crazy Doctor Talk

Positive and negative are our judgments, not properties of reality. I'm just describing what I see as accurately as possible. Failure to delude myself by observing through rose colored glasses and failure to sugar coat my observations are frequently mislabeled as cynicism. Judgements are subjective...
by BearBones
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Crazy Doctor Talk
Replies: 64
Views: 8357

Re: Crazy Doctor Talk

As far as dwelling on the stupid things in life, I agree that it can be a pointless and destructive habit to get into, but it can also be the pathway to a lot of humor. Oh I love the humor here. Yours especially. And I did not mean for my 4th point to sound derogatory (about spending too much time ...
by BearBones
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Crazy Doctor Talk
Replies: 64
Views: 8357

Re: Crazy Doctor Talk

Finally skimmed through this, since I have posted here twice. A few observations: 1. Agree you come off as shockingly cynical, IDB. And agree with all of Sophie's comments. Dead on. Not saying that there is anything wrong with you or what you are saying. Just that it may be a sign you may be going i...
by BearBones
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Portfolio Charts
Replies: 127
Views: 23667

Re: Portfolio Charts

This is so well done. And so helpful. Thanks for putting in the work and sharing with us!
by BearBones
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Crazy Doctor Talk
Replies: 64
Views: 8357

Re: Crazy Doctor Talk

... people like me (lifelong non-assholes  :) )... Not really congruous with: My impression of medical school has always been to make sure that geeky science-types who are also assholes will have a career path.  I didn't think that the "wise and humble healer" ideal had that much to do with it. Wha...