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by Tyler
Fri May 11, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Life of Julia
Replies: 34
Views: 5249

Re: The Life of Julia

I've noticed that many Democrats and Republicans picture Libertarians as anarchists. Perhaps a small number of them are.  But by and large, I think most small-L Libertarians agree with Republicans on economic issues and Democrats on social issues.  They respect the rule of law and the power of gover...
by Tyler
Fri May 11, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Life of Julia
Replies: 34
Views: 5249

Re: The Life of Julia

I agree.  Honestly, it's ads like this that make me feel like politicians who spout these things truly live in their own little political bubble and are increasingly out of touch with the average voter.  Somewhere in Washington today, a staffer is shocked that such an ad showing the generous governm...
by Tyler
Thu May 10, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Life of Julia
Replies: 34
Views: 5249

Re: The Life of Julia

Meh. There's a big difference between denying someone a service and asking them to pay their own bill.

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by Tyler
Thu May 10, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I'm Done!
Replies: 327
Views: 77943

Re: I'm Done!

It looks like it just went green for the day. Hooray! Hey MediumTex - I've got a new PP timing method I'm going to tryout.  I'm going to watch the market every morning.  If it's in the red, I'll sell everything. In the green, I'll buy. What do you think?   ;) Seriously, though - Part of investing i...
by Tyler
Wed May 09, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: German Patience With Greece on the Euro Wears Thin
Replies: 12
Views: 2487

Re: German Patience With Greece on the Euro Wears Thin

Good point.  Thanks.

Still -- one more reason for me to finally buy some physical gold just to be safe.  It's next on my PP to-do list anyway.
by Tyler
Wed May 09, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: German Patience With Greece on the Euro Wears Thin
Replies: 12
Views: 2487

Re: German Patience With Greece on the Euro Wears Thin

So assuming there's a decent chance the euro will break up at some point and there will be resulting financial chaos in Europe for a time, is there anything we need to be worrying about (that we can control) from a PP perspective?  I'm specifically thinking about the gold ETFs with vaults/financial ...
by Tyler
Wed May 09, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: German Patience With Greece on the Euro Wears Thin
Replies: 12
Views: 2487

Re: German Patience With Greece on the Euro Wears Thin

And saved for the very end: Mr. Wolff said that even with Greece’s departure, the structural problems of the euro zone, which ropes together economies of vastly different levels of competitiveness, are going to remain. European policy makers are “still in a state of denial,”? he said. With Greece th...
by Tyler
Fri May 04, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Have You Personally Witnessed a Supernatural Event?
Replies: 23
Views: 3075

Re: Have You Personally Witnessed a Supernatural Event?

I don't have the pictures personally, but I'll ask around to see if a family member still does.  I think they'd be fun to hold onto.
by Tyler
Fri May 04, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Have You Personally Witnessed a Supernatural Event?
Replies: 23
Views: 3075

Re: Have You Personally Witnessed a Supernatural Event?

I've not witnessed a supernatural event with no possible logical explanation.  I'm not sure those exist -- even if a true miracle happened and cancer disappeared from the earth overnight, someone would postulate a possible scientific reason it happened.  If you're a believer, perhaps that's the poin...
by Tyler
Thu May 03, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Really interesting research on money, happiness, and consumerism
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: Really interesting research on money, happiness, and consumerism

Similarly (but in a more concise form), here's a good summary of hedonic adaptation.

http://unclutterer.com/2010/08/09/hedon ... you-happy/

I definitely think there's something to that.
by Tyler
Thu May 03, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Drop the Money Bomb on Monsanto
Replies: 174
Views: 21487

Re: Drop the Money Bomb on Monsanto

On the positive side, there is great evidence that products like Golden Rice (a Monsanto rice variant with additional vitamin A) have saved millions of lives and prevented countless cases of blindness in third world countries.  http://www.goldenrice.org/Content3-Why/why1_vad.html I agree that advanc...