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by rickb
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Well, I guess it's us
Replies: 60
Views: 8977

Re: Well, I guess it's us

The image on the top is atmospheric CO2 concentration going back 400,000 years.  The image on the bottom is the EPICA core data.  I've tried to arrange it so these line up.  The text in the image on the top says "For 650,000 years, atmospheric CO2 has never been above this line ... until now".      ...
by rickb
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Well, I guess it's us
Replies: 60
Views: 8977

Re: Well, I guess it's us

Because I thought you were referring the to other site that rickb quoted from.  I'm too bored to read up on the whole pro argument again. I was simply quoting the site jafs referred you to. I haven't looked at the raw data myself (I'm not a climatologist), but my understanding is that it's pretty m...
by rickb
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Well, I guess it's us
Replies: 60
Views: 8977

Re: Well, I guess it's us

What is that chart and where does it come from? Its ice core sample temperatures from Wikipedia.  If you look only at 1860 to date of course you're going to "see" and "prove" global warming just as you would have 125,000 years ago, 250,000 years ago, 375,000 years ago and 410,000 years ago.  Warmin...
by rickb
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP humming along again
Replies: 42
Views: 9266

Re: PP humming along again

Lest I go all theoretical on us, if I had a very large chunk of money I was going to roll into a PP I would spread it out over year, but using PP historical returns this most likely will prove to not be beneficial to the bottom line. Actually, one of the data mining hobbyists with access to daily d...
by rickb
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The Metropolitan Plan: Swapping Bonds for Gold
Replies: 9
Views: 4763

Re: The Metropolitan Plan: Swapping Bonds for Gold

Bean wrote: Interesting read, what's the source? Would like to read the rest of it.
I don't know where MG saw it, but it is at http://thecrux.com/porter-stansberry-a- ... is-coming/
by rickb
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Running shoes/sneakers
Replies: 46
Views: 10524

Re: Running shoes/sneakers

dualstow wrote:
lazyboy wrote: I'v been able to buy New Balance (made in America!)
My grey sneaks from New Balance say 'Made in Indonesia' unfortunately.
Some New Balance models are still made in the US - but I think at this point most are not.

http://www.newbalance.com/made-in-usa-1/
by rickb
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Top 1%? Top 0.1%
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: Top 1%? Top 0.1%

Just to be clear. Voting here means the folks who run this site (CraigR, MediumTex, and possibly TennPaGa as a moderator) can see the account name and IP address from which the vote originated. If you're uncomfortable with this, please don't vote.  I think these are trustworthy folks, and wouldn't h...
by rickb
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Top 1%? Top 0.1%
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Top 1%? Top 0.1%

From another thread I posited that we have very few posters here in the top 1% (perhaps about 1% :) ), and likely no one in the top 0.1%.

Let's find out.
by rickb
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The political re-alignment of our time
Replies: 134
Views: 17065

Re: The political re-alignment of our time

MachineGhost wrote: Very curious.  Now I want to know the backstory of why a peanut looks like a Baron Robber.  Were peanuts expensive and only avalable to the super-rich at one time?  Details, please.
There is (of course) a Wikipedia article:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Peanut
by rickb
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Beware of bad data sources
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Beware of bad data sources

I just found out that the prices for ETF SCHX seen on Stockcharts.com and Yahoo! Finance do not match! And they don't match by large amount. Beware! I have given up on both, and have gone back to Schwab.com for data and charting, because SCHX is a Schwab ETF. It's a pain to log in, but damage from ...
by rickb
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Corporations and Political Speech
Replies: 98
Views: 10024

Re: Corporations and Political Speech

Recalling a recent thread addressed to getting the money out of politics, I found it interesting that the overriding concern of the left-leaning folks was on silencing the political speech of conservative organizations-- not on ending the quid pro quo culture that has made Congress the bought-and-p...
by rickb
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Money in Politics
Replies: 86
Views: 7253

Re: Money in Politics

But, if I could convince myself of this, should that make me feel any better about him becoming my president? Exactly.  Let's follow the logic here. 1) Hillary is the lowest of the low, clearly willing to say anything in order to get elected. 2) Trump is saying things for effect that he doesn't rea...