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by flyingpylon
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: TDS discussion thread
Replies: 45
Views: 460

Re: TDS discussion thread

TDS is almost entirely based on emotion. It would be nice to find a President with a perfect blend of style and substance that would accomplish great things while maximizing warm fuzzies and making almost everyone happy. But sometimes you have to deal with otherwise unsavory characters to get things...
by flyingpylon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Suggestions for finding disinfecting wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.?
Replies: 52
Views: 567

Re: Suggestions for finding disinfecting wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.?

Slightly better than that but still sub-optimal, the TP you get with a military MRE (Meal, Ready to Eat) will train you well for times like these. The photo shows two packages but you only get one with each MRE. That's more than enough when you're eating MREs ;D After a couple of days that is certa...
by flyingpylon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Suggestions for finding disinfecting wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.?
Replies: 52
Views: 567

Re: Suggestions for finding disinfecting wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.?

When I was a kid, my father used to regale us with stories from his days in the Greek army during WW2. There were repeated anecdotes about being lucky to find old newspaper or leaves to use as TP most days. The implication was that we were soft, spoiled American kids who had as much TP as we needed...
by flyingpylon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Denninger right about the coronavirus?
Replies: 65
Views: 1246

Re: Is Denninger right about the coronavirus?

Denninger’s latest plan to reopen. Comments?

Reopen NOW. Here’s How.
by flyingpylon
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1332
Views: 27189

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

This is the part that always angers me, not just in the CV world. Why don't people who smoke or are morbidly obese pay more for health insurance? My employer self-insures and provides a discount on insurance and a financial incentive for avoiding several risk factors which include tobacco use and o...
by flyingpylon
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1332
Views: 27189

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

This is the part that always angers me, not just in the CV world. Why don't people who smoke or are morbidly obese pay more for health insurance? My employer self-insures and provides a discount on insurance and a financial incentive for avoiding several risk factors which include tobacco use and o...
by flyingpylon
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 100
Views: 1616

Re: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

There must be thousands of researchers examining this virus. Could some of them tell if it was engineered? Yes, they can tell if was engineered. It wasn't. Check the article I posted earlier in this thread. (We don't seem to have post numbers here, or I would just say look at post #...) https://www...
by flyingpylon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Question on adding new money
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Question on adding new money

It depends. You have to do whatever works for you and it may take a while to work that out. The PP is supposed to be pretty hands-off, so if you're making weekly contributions it might get cumbersome to make purchases every week. Not to mention the anxiety about market gyrations. Personally, I let c...
by flyingpylon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Denninger right about the coronavirus?
Replies: 65
Views: 1246

Re: Is Denninger right about the coronavirus?

But you know, he uses too much bold, italics, and all caps so... And his bare-metal HTML website with low-res animated smiley GIFs is straight out of Geocities circa 1995! Bare-metal HTML can be a valid minimalist design choice, but when combined with the various combinations of bold, italics, unde...
by flyingpylon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Denninger right about the coronavirus?
Replies: 65
Views: 1246

Re: Is Denninger right about the coronavirus?

I can't help myself and continue to read him, and even though I hate his style, the numbers keep on making sense. But, you just can't come out and say we don't need those ventilators. Those people have a 95% chance of dying anyway. Can you? Can the government possibly, in the next few weeks get to ...
by flyingpylon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 100
Views: 1616

Re: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

vnatale wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:28 am
Except that one could argue that "the government" is at least 75% (or more) controlled by one party.
Yes, the UniParty. Some lean left and some lean right in order to maintain the facade of a two-party system.