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by Jack Jones
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 513772

Re: Figuring Out Religion

MachineGhost wrote:
Jack Jones wrote: If you personally experienced God, in some (unverifiable) way, would that change any thing for you?
I wouldn't experience it through the lens of religious mysticism, so no.
But you do believe that some people have experiences like that?
by Jack Jones
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 513772

Re: Figuring Out Religion

MachineGhost wrote:
Mountaineer wrote: To the best of my knowledge, there is only one thing that exists outside of space and time.  ;)
To the best of my knowledge and experience, I vehemently disagree with you.  Your fairy tale doesn't exist as you imagine.
And you suppose your fairy tales are better than his?
by Jack Jones
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 513772

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Very much so.  I've never seen or heard of any verifiable human interaction from any alleged "God", certainly not the one you imagine exists.  Do you concede that any "God" is completely unknownable while being a hypocrite for your fetish for religious mythology? If you personally experienced God, ...
by Jack Jones
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Reason to Quit PP
Replies: 273
Views: 39541

Re: The Reason to Quit PP

Paper and electrons are only good for wiping your ass if the government or financial system collapses.  Do you realize how lucky you are and have been being an American in the century that just passed?  That's what I mean by you suffering from a severe recency bias.  You simply lack historical cont...
by Jack Jones
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 513772

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Also I really wish we had a Muslim, a buddhist, and a Hindu on this thread. Can the moderators find people like this and make them join in the fun? I wouldn't call myself a buddhist, but it's the "religion" that I most closely identify with. Unfortunately, catching up on a 200+ page thread is again...
by Jack Jones
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Reason to Quit PP
Replies: 273
Views: 39541

Re: The Reason to Quit PP

not all of us are willing to bet so heavy that the sky is falling . I'm assuming this statement is intended to imply that owning gold is a bet on the sky falling.  Why do you think all the central banks of the world still have so much gold? Ah yeah, I've been meaning to ask MachineGhost this as well.
by Jack Jones
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Reason to Quit PP
Replies: 273
Views: 39541

Re: The Reason to Quit PP

over the last almost 30 years i  don't think i ever had  two years back to back that were negative .  i think 3 years in a row would have me very concerned if it happened . in fsct  i just looked , nope , never 2 years in a row .  in fact looking at all 3 models  from very aggressive to very conser...
by Jack Jones
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Caaan Do!
Replies: 11
Views: 1467

Re: Caaan Do!

I'm not usually into animated shows, but I love this show.
by Jack Jones
Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PSA: I now have a 3-year period with no gains
Replies: 278
Views: 43007

Re: PSA: I now have a 3-year period with no gains

MJ,

The way you apply the term speculation to PP holders is similar to how people will say atheists are just people who have faith that there is no god.

Given the way you say that PPers are speculators, how would one hold assets in a way that is not speculating?
by Jack Jones
Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP, Retirement, and Safe Withdrawal Rates
Replies: 129
Views: 23149

Re: PP, Retirement, and Safe Withdrawal Rates

while yes , while it represented an assortment of climates  the climates it represented the issue still remains that they  were not representative of the real worst times . Neither were the original studies. There have been "real worst times" in other places that were worse than the Great Depressio...
by Jack Jones
Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: All PP assets trending down: When has this happened before? Kinda scary...
Replies: 75
Views: 11029

Re: All PP assets trending down: When has this happened before? Kinda scary...

stocks can recover on a dime  when  it is time  .  any bets on which recovers sooner and higher  ?  gold or equity's ? You seem to be under the impression that there is some kind of gold vs equities dick measuring contest going on here. This isn't the gold bugs forum. We hold gold as inflation insu...
by Jack Jones
Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: All PP assets trending down: When has this happened before? Kinda scary...
Replies: 75
Views: 11029

Re: All PP assets trending down: When has this happened before? Kinda scary...

Interesting little digs on the PP.  "Isn't designed to grow money." and I know I can find others, but that was the most recent.  Maybe I'm sensitive but you seem to be playing a little psychological warfare with PPers again. And what's happening right now?  Stocks down, gold down, bonds up.  Some f...