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by jacksonm2
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: a Wealth Tax thread
Replies: 31
Views: 1998

Re: a Wealth Tax thread

I know she's saying "don't worry this will only affect the ultra-rich" now, but isn't that what they said about the AMT? Not just the AMT, but the income tax itself initially only affected a tiny portion of the population. Now look where we are. Same thing with taxes on SS benefits. Originally it w...
by jacksonm2
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Countering medical cost myths
Replies: 56
Views: 9632

Re: Countering medical cost myths

What has been your history? I've been off sugar since 1985 (but tons of fruit) yet I go for three cleanings per year so as to make the whole experience much less painful. I'm known as the model patient for the way I take care of my teeth (flossing and brushing). I seem to be prone to plaque buildup...
by jacksonm2
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Countering medical cost myths
Replies: 56
Views: 9632

Re: Countering medical cost myths

Maddy: Alzheimer's rate is increasing much faster than would be predicted if the age-adjusted rate were stable. Right away that tells you that whatever is driving it has little to do with genetics. Instead, there's a body of literature (epidemiology and physiological mechanism studies) linking Alzh...
by jacksonm2
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Countering medical cost myths
Replies: 56
Views: 9632

Re: Countering medical cost myths

Maddy: Alzheimer's rate is increasing much faster than would be predicted if the age-adjusted rate were stable. Right away that tells you that whatever is driving it has little to do with genetics. Instead, there's a body of literature (epidemiology and physiological mechanism studies) linking Alzh...
by jacksonm2
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2787
Views: 596066

Re: The GOLD scream room

Anyone read/hear anything that's slamming gold and bonds today? Everyone will be putting 100% of their money in the stock market forever or something like that? No risk 25% a year investing? WSJ says In Europe, negative yields on some long-term government bonds—which had alarmed investors when they...
by jacksonm2
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Countering medical cost myths
Replies: 56
Views: 9632

Re: Countering medical cost myths

Maddy wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:20 am
sophie wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:14 am
ochotona wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:25 pm
58 and take 3. Mediocre genes.
. . . Alzheimer's (which has been rightly dubbed as type 3 diabetes).
Please explain! Sounds interesting.
I thought cancer was being dubbed as type 3 diabetes.
by jacksonm2
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Countering medical cost myths
Replies: 56
Views: 9632

Re: Countering medical cost myths

The average 30-year-old is on SEVEN (7) prescription medications?? And 70 is pretty old, I guess, but TWENTY-SIX drugs is the average?? I read that 90% of those over 65 are taking either blood pressure or cholesterol medications. But I'm as astounded as you are by each of the stats you cited. I've ...
by jacksonm2
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Republican Brain?
Replies: 35
Views: 6199

Re: The Republican Brain?

The over-arching problem is Americans are incapable of critical thinking, especially as relates to anything quantitative. That's why most of the young scientists and engineers are of Asian (Sinitic or Indic) cultural backgrounds. Americans would rather teach their kids to be gender fluid strippers ...
by jacksonm2
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Agree or disagree?
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Agree or disagree?

I guess the only thing I would disagree with is the use of the word "crisis" for all these things. I can definitely see things I would call gathering storms but I don't recall any time in my life where you couldn't sense those if you looked hard enough. Just had a real family crisis over the weekend...
by jacksonm2
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: is investing in stocks "immoral"?
Replies: 30
Views: 5348

Re: is investing in stocks "immoral"?

To circle back and tie into what Vinny said, what happens when, for whatever reason, less companies decide to go public? Private equity, now that is truly immoral. O0 I have a lot of respect for the Amish as well (although I also understand why many don’t return after Rumspringa (sp?)) Kevin Kelly ...
by jacksonm2
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Republican Brain?
Replies: 35
Views: 6199

Re: The Republican Brain?

Who's denying reality when they claim there are 312 different genders? Or that a boy is a girl? What percentage of non-Republicans do you think believe that? Vinny I believe it's officially 100% of the Democratic candidates for president. Or at least that's what they feel obligated to believe publi...
by jacksonm2
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: My Democtratic candidate grades!
Replies: 46
Views: 5148

Re: My Democtratic candidate grades!

Since Steyer and Yang have virtually zero chance of becoming the eventual nominee, what cognitive dissonance will get you to vote for Biden or Warren considering the grade you have given them? The only other one with a prayer is Sanders, and I believe you said in another thread that you dislike him...