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by jacksonM
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fear is the mind-killer
Replies: 118
Views: 21095

Re: Fear is the mind-killer

You continue to intrigue me, PS. Finish the quote... I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. Sounded like a Buddhist quote until I go...
by jacksonM
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fear is the mind-killer
Replies: 118
Views: 21095

Re: Fear is the mind-killer

All of us here are INTJ-ish control freaks. It is so easy for us to become convinced that we can control things. Letting go of that is one of the hardest things for people like us! I now believe that loss is inevitable. Denying this is a kind of obsessive-compulsive disorder. If your kids (or grand...
by jacksonM
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 153
Views: 38869

Re: Purpose of the PP

The year that gold had it's major meltdown helped convince me to stick with the PP. Unlike Bud, I just don't look when I suspect I won't like what I see so when I finally did I was pleasantly surprised to see that the whole portfolio was down only about 2%. Contrast this with 2008 when stocks had a ...
by jacksonM
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: It's all about China
Replies: 85
Views: 28767

Re: It's all about China

http://www.unz.com/freed/intelligent-design-two-weeks-in-chengdu-and-environs/ Fred Reed on his trip to China.... For anyone who knows what China was before Deng Xiaoping took over in 1978, after Mao made his greatest contribution to his country–he died–the growth of prosperity astounds. Many criti...
by jacksonM
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 153
Views: 38869

Re: Purpose of the PP

buddtholomew wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:53 am
Everyone having fun?
PP sucks!
I don’t care what anyone says, WORST portfolio imaginable.
Garbage.
I'm sure you've heard of Einstein's definition of insanity.

If you really are convinced of what you are saying then why do you continue with it at all?
by jacksonM
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 951
Views: 192506

Re: YouTube Junkie

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:53 pm
Veteran mocked on 'Saturday Night Live' wins House seat

Based response to PTSD question.
I loved Dan Crenshaw's (the veteran) response: "Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended."

Too many people practice that in reverse nowadays.
by jacksonM
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 42346

Re: Kavanaugh

Oh boy..... https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/08/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-85-has-broken-her-ribs-in-a-fall.html Kavanaugh was bad enough, but if Trump replaces RBG it will get UGLY Certainly people will be angry... But he could nominate Amy Coney Barrett and how could they stop it? If R...
by jacksonM
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4387
Views: 554995

Re: Figuring Out Religion

If one comes at the scriptures with a secular rational approach looking for historical inaccuracies and contradictions, it's going to be like shooting fish in a barrel...too easy. And for the human "editors" ? of the NT, running down historical inaccuracies/contradictions was likely not a major dri...
by jacksonM
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4387
Views: 554995

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Thanks for the hand of fellowship extended to the pagan anti-Christ. ;) Good to be a part of the discussion. When religious threads go negative I simply leave as I don't see the point. While I've held on to my faith since I was a teenager I've always felt I needed to engage with science, secular ph...
by jacksonM
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 42346

Re: Kavanaugh

Well, that was an interesting election result. No way to know for sure but my guess is that if it had not been for the Kavanaugh hearings, the Democrats would have probably won the senate as well as the house. Instead they actually lost 3 seats. Normally, I don't really care all that much of late wh...
by jacksonM
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4387
Views: 554995

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Thanks for the hand of fellowship extended to the pagan anti-Christ. ;) Good to be a part of the discussion. When religious threads go negative I simply leave as I don't see the point. While I've held on to my faith since I was a teenager I've always felt I needed to engage with science, secular ph...
by jacksonM
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4387
Views: 554995

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Yeah, pretty major hammer. Balance would suggest you also quote verses 1-14. And oh yeah, the next chapter puts it all in context which I always find to be useful information. Arguably, the hammer came down as described. Pick one, Assyrians, Babylonians, Romans. Any would likely do for fulfilling t...