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by shekels
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch browsers.
Replies: 31
Views: 4528

Re: Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch browsers.

~ Nord has a really good reputation and I believe that they don't log or pay attention to browsing, so no probelm there. And, in fact, I don't worry about an ISP knowing my surfing habits in the first place. The thrill of streaming Norwegian Netflix by faking an IP has dissipated. ... In fact, on a...
by shekels
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch browsers.
Replies: 31
Views: 4528

Re: Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch browsers.

If you get Firefox & use Duckduckgo as the default browser, is that sufficient for privacy purposes or is it worth also paying for Nord VPN? Nord sounds like a bombproof solution, but it is $$ (and another login, account etc). It is a good start. It depends on what you want to keep Private. Operati...
by shekels
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Weird Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 1739

Re: Weird Weather

I know you have all been hearing stories about heat waves and maybe experiencing it yourself. Down here in Florida we had a heat advisory a few weeks ago which is the first time I had ever heard of such a thing. I think the temperature got up to 96. If this is the result of climate change then mayb...
by shekels
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 145599

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

That's a good one. And yet we'll have to put up with the same people preaching to us that Trump is an outrageous threat to free speech when he calls them "fake news". Anybody who believes anything fed to them by the mainstream media deserves everything they get. lol. What do they get? "1984" :-\ We...
by shekels
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

Re: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra

I wonder what Harry Browne would have thought about Libra. Not just from an investment perspective, but from his libertarian perspective. It's cryptocurrency. Except it's not truly decentralized. It's not fiat, but it kind of is, thanks to its fiat reserves. It's a free market solution, but a highl...
by shekels
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

Re: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra

Mark Cuban (yeah, I know, I know) thinks Libra is a bad idea. Not necessarily for the U.S., but for nations run by more..problematic governments. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/12/mark-cuban-calls-facebook-digital-coin-libra-a-big-mistake.html “There’s going to be some despot in some African country ...
by shekels
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ICE Raids
Replies: 16
Views: 2270

Re: ICE Raids

The Trump administration is moving to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced Monday. According to text of the rule set to publish in the Federal Register on Tuesday, asylum seekers who pass through another country before ...
by shekels
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks
Replies: 18
Views: 7094

Re: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks

Agree on fixed income for the elderly (and hence why pretty much all that stuff is inflation indexed now if it is from the govt) Gold backed currency might stop uncontrolled Government debt. On the above...categorically no unless you can talk the entire world into it. Read up on why Bretton Woods b...
by shekels
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks
Replies: 18
Views: 7094

Re: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks

This might be fun...rebuttals encouraged. :) Inflating our money slowly away isn’t great either but assets and wages generally keep pace. If you are on fixed income, Inflation is a killer. (I am thinking of the elderly and the poor in this situation) Inflation numbers are aligned with whomever is i...
by shekels
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

Re: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra

As much as I dislike Facebook (and yes I know the new consortium is not facebook), I hate the world's entrenched banking cartels even more. Trump doesn't know what he's talking about. You know what also facilitates unlawful behaviour? The U.S. Dollar -- more than any other currency in the world. Wi...
by shekels
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Epstein
Replies: 83
Views: 26191

Re: Epstein

https://www.citizenfreepress.com/column-1/flashback-trump-warns-hannity-about-bill-clinton-and-jeff-epstein/ Side note: In Google when I typed in search "trump calls out bill clinton jeffrey epstein on hannity" Nothing came up on the first page. Typed the same search in Yandex and got the result I w...
by shekels
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Peter Schiff portfolio: an evolutionary offshoot of the PP
Replies: 31
Views: 5607

Re: The Peter Schiff portfolio: an evolutionary offshoot of the PP

So have I and am much better for it. For those who have "moved on", what have you moved on to? How have your views changed and where are they now? For me, I don't buy into Schiff's specific views of what Is going to happen to interest rates, gold or stocks in the next 3-6 month or even the next yea...