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by pp4me
Sat May 30, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: An historic day
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: An historic day

Couldn't see a thing today because it was too cloudy. Yesterday would have actually been much better viewing from the West coast.
by pp4me
Sat May 30, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus and bloodtype
Replies: 18
Views: 1623

Re: Coronavirus and bloodtype

vnatale wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 7:12 pm
Who here knows / does not know their blood type?

I have no idea what mine is. I don't know if I ever knew.

Vinny
Sounds like you never wore dog tags.
by pp4me
Sat May 30, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1480
Views: 107723

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

ALSO. (And sorry for the rapid fire posts.) I wonder how many times you can use a disposable coffee cup before you get "chemicals" leached into your drink though... At least once per day until you die. ;) If you're talking about styrofoam cups I gave up on using them at work in favor of my own cup ...
by pp4me
Sat May 30, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 871
Views: 114869

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

Another thing I don't understand, why do Democrats get labeled as whiny sensitive snowflakes when Trump is the veritable definition of that pejorative? Can't stand Pelosi , but her calling him morbidly obese gets my respect. Good for him to taste a little bit of what he constantly spews. What do yo...
by pp4me
Sat May 30, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 871
Views: 114869

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

Have you read what I wrote? Where did I write that I support Democratic party policies? I'm not engaging in a two party political debate. The title of the thread is "Is trump doing a good job" . The answer to that question is no. He has some good policy ideas....but his implementation is abysmal. H...
by pp4me
Sat May 30, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Lockdowns, where effective and where not
Replies: 14
Views: 1387

Re: Lockdowns, where effective and where not

I've been watching the COVID-19 dashboard for Florida since the very beginning and I can report that, at least in my county, there has been no significant increase in either cases or number of deaths since the lock downs were lifted. Since they implemented some free testing sites where anybody can b...
by pp4me
Fri May 29, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 871
Views: 114869

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

You cannot justify one person's overall ineptitude by pointing at another persons shortcomings. Isn't that what literally every politician has done for all of recorded history? Are you a politician? [Trump] should be called out daily for how crappy a leader he is. He may not be a great leader, but ...
by pp4me
Fri May 29, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus and bloodtype
Replies: 18
Views: 1623

Re: Coronavirus and bloodtype

I have read this about type A blood in other articles too. I'm A negative and I thought it might be true because I also remember reading somewhere that mosquitoes don't like type A blood and they've never bothered me very much.
by pp4me
Wed May 27, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: An historic day
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: An historic day

Yeah, thanks. Just read this after quitting my yard work on a very hot day. Now I'm motivated to go outside and get back to work some time before lift off. If the sky was clear, like it surprisingly is today, we could see the space shuttle launch even though it was over a hundred miles away. This in...
by pp4me
Mon May 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Joe Biden, expert on blackness
Replies: 12
Views: 1240

Re: Joe Biden, expert on blackness

Hard to believe they are really going to run this guy for president.

Then again, isn't that exactly what the Dems were saying about Trump in the last election?
by pp4me
Mon May 25, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4370
Views: 297957

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

"Scientists and Doctors" may (or may not be) right as far as the science and medicine, but they certainly have no special place at the policy-making table where laws are made, or at the kitchen table where personal decisions are made. They have an input, sure, but any policy recommendations they ma...
by pp4me
Sat May 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4370
Views: 297957

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I have no idea what a "Certian Death" is but it sounds pretty bad. Another comparison could be made to the troop ships heading for Europe in WW1. This might be a more apt comparison because a lot of those soldiers were carrying the Spanish Flu with them and would die from it before they ever reached...
by pp4me
Fri May 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4370
Views: 297957

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

This is the second article I've read about a study making this claim about marijuana. The first was in Israel where they were just talking about treating patients who had the virus. This one seems to be asserting a prophylactic effect. https://www.complex.com/life/2020/05/new-study-suggests-that-can...
by pp4me
Thu May 21, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Let the investigations begin
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: Let the investigations begin

Sounds to me like the wrong person was impeached. It is interesting that whenever the Democrats level an accusation against Trump, it turns out that they were the ones committing the alleged crime. It certainly explains where they get their source material. I have noticed this too, along with other...
by pp4me
Wed May 20, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP in IRA
Replies: 25
Views: 3156

Re: PP in IRA

I personally favor having a separate PP in each tax category. In other words, one PP for taxable, another for traditional IRA, and another for Roth IRA. The IRA money won't/can't be touched for quite a long time. What are everyone's thoughts on dialing back the cash percentage in IRA PPs? Selecting...
by pp4me
Tue May 19, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Is your pp passing the coronavirus test?
Replies: 34
Views: 5755

Re: Is your pp passing the coronavirus test?

Yes, the PP is doing fine but the bet I made on the GB isn't looking so great. SCV is now the dog dragging the portfolio down. I don't even know how much because I don't want to look right now. But I'm sticking with it because I think it will still turn out to be a good long term bet. When you do l...
by pp4me
Tue May 19, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A Dallas doctor on her experience treating covid-19 patients
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: A Dallas doctor on her experience treating covid-19 patients

Can I, as someone with a bit of relevant knowledge, offer some possibly useful information? First, studies of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 are being conducted in multiple locations. You may recall that after I poked through the literature on it, I told you guys I doubted it would work out, but a...
by pp4me
Tue May 19, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Is your pp passing the coronavirus test?
Replies: 34
Views: 5755

Re: Is your pp passing the coronavirus test?

Yes, the PP is doing fine but the bet I made on the GB isn't looking so great. SCV is now the dog dragging the portfolio down. I don't even know how much because I don't want to look right now.

But I'm sticking with it because I think it will still turn out to be a good long term bet.
by pp4me
Tue May 19, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years
Replies: 59
Views: 8536

Re: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years

Guys, let's just chill out a bit. Charts can be useful, but they just need to be taken with a grain of salt. I think that's something we can all agree on. And yes, people attack charts that don't support their position and tout charts that do. Usually it's because they've interpreted the underlying...
by pp4me
Tue May 19, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A Dallas doctor on her experience treating covid-19 patients
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: A Dallas doctor on her experience treating covid-19 patients

I don't know the history of hydroxychloroquine, so I would ask: 1) It is used commonly for malaria, or is there something more effective that is more widely used? 2) If it is used for malaria, for example, if I was traveling to a malaria prone region, would I be expected, or wise, to take it prior ...
by pp4me
Tue May 19, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years
Replies: 59
Views: 8536

Re: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years

I started the PP about 12 years ago so I don't have a 20 year history to report.

Since 2008 however, my gold is up 26% but only after spending many years in the red. Stocks bought at the same time (VTI) - up 119%.
by pp4me
Tue May 19, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A Dallas doctor on her experience treating covid-19 patients
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: A Dallas doctor on her experience treating covid-19 patients

I have never seen anything like this controversy over hydroxychloroquine before. Go to foxnews, especially Laura Ingraham, and you will learn that it is being used effectively to treat Covid-19 all over the world and that it is a very safe drug that has been used for years to treat malaria, lupus, a...
by pp4me
Sun May 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4370
Views: 297957

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

We just returned from staying in a cabin in Blue Ridge, GA just to get away from things for a while. I can report that rumors of Georgia's grand re-opening are greatly exaggerated because nearly everything was still shut down. We found only one restaurant open for dine-in service the whole time. It ...
by pp4me
Sun May 17, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4370
Views: 297957

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Has anyone else on here had no income for the last two months due to the COVID-19 shutdowns? I know that pugchief has had to stay away from his dental practice. My wife's business is our family business and it went to zero on 3/11 with no good news in sight for months to come. Without going into to...
by pp4me
Sat May 09, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4370
Views: 297957

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Another one bites the dust.

Sweet Tomatoes not re-opening.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/entertainm ... story.html