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by Xan
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Buy and Hold Stock Millionaires
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Buy and Hold Stock Millionaires

Clark Howard (haven't listened in a long time, but it's still relevant) always recommended that people aim to allocate zero percent of their portfolio to their company's stock. The rationale is that you have enough (too much, really) of your financial life tied to that one company already. If it goe...
by Xan
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 776
Views: 143432

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

I miss Trebek’s enunciations already. End of an era. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - on topic: THE ELECT: THE THREAT TO A PROGRESSIVE AMERICA FROM ANTI-BLACK ANTIRACISTS I don’t think John McWhorter means any offense to the deeply religious, nor do I when I pos...
by Xan
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 776
Views: 143432

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

General moral decline of country is a personal problem for people who think women shouldn't vote and aren't allowed to have a penis. Good news! Everyone is now allowed to have a penis--and at taxpayer expense. If you’re late will you be penalized? You have to say that the way Alex Trebek did or it ...
by Xan
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4025
Views: 227245

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

dualstow wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:05 am
i want a link to the audition. O0
Sounds like it's sort of like Space Cowboys except about music!
by Xan
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: David Rosenberg: Long Treasuries Are Still The Safest Asset Around
Replies: 66
Views: 3043

Re: David Rosenberg: Long Treasuries Are Still The Safest Asset Around

It is important to just understand that throwing equal amounts of money in to outcomes that are anything but equal as far as playing out does not mean you are not betting on the under dog with the same amount of money as the favorite and that in itself is a pretty heavy bet on the under dog odds Th...
by Xan
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Texas: all hat no cattle?
Replies: 29
Views: 624

Re: Texas: all hat no cattle?

Hey, I know this is in the politics section -- I do lurk at times. The Texas thing -- one specific aspect caught my eye. Everything I hear makes it sound like Texas disconnected itself at some point in the past from the more "national" interconnected grid. Is this true, and if so, why? Doesn't make...
by Xan
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: TAXES BABY, TAXES!
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: TAXES BABY, TAXES!

You could just move to a state that doesn't have sales or capital gains tax on bullion (Utah, Oklahoma, Wyoming). Kansas may be heading that way too. This of course assumes they don't change their laws. Even with zero state taxes, (South Dakota) the Feds still tax capital gains on bullion. Yes, and...
by Xan
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 122
Views: 1636

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

Zdogg addresses this question:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs4p-OG3RiE

Thanks to Mathjak for pointing me to this guy. He's pretty awesome.
by Xan
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Minimum Living Wage
Replies: 24
Views: 322

Re: Minimum Living Wage

Back to single, unskilled workers, say a busboy in a Chicago restaurant. Making federal min wage of $7.25/hr. $15,080 gross per year. Is that livable in Chicago? With food, rent, utilities, phone, and possibly car expenses? Would seem to be cutting it close. I live frugally, I am pretty sure I coul...
by Xan
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Stay safe, Austin people
Replies: 29
Views: 4776

Re: Stay safe, Austin people

Water's back on this evening! Still with a boil order, but much nicer than none at all. I'm almost afraid to ask, but how's your utility bill? Tell me you're not on Griddy. I've never been in an area with utility competition of any kind, so I really have trouble understanding how it even works. I'm...
by Xan
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Stay safe, Austin people
Replies: 29
Views: 4776

Re: Stay safe, Austin people

Water's back on this evening! Still with a boil order, but much nicer than none at all.
by Xan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Labor organization
Replies: 98
Views: 3259

Re: Labor organization

Take food stamps for example. Should people be able to buy soda with food stamps? No...we limiting their freedom to make choices. I don't see any easy answers... I think this one has a defensible answer; you don't get freedom when you're dependent on charity. "Beggars can't be choosers" has been pa...
by Xan
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Stay safe, Austin people
Replies: 29
Views: 4776

Re: Stay safe, Austin people

Old thread. Thinking of you all in Texas, again. Thanks! We're pretty good on power now, not so good on water. There's a city-wide boil order, which is certainly a pain, but in our neck of the woods there's just no water coming out of the pipes at all. There's still snow on the ground which can be ...
by Xan
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Stay safe, Austin people
Replies: 29
Views: 4776

Re: Stay safe, Austin people

Old thread. Thinking of you all in Texas, again. Thanks! We're pretty good on power now, not so good on water. There's a city-wide boil order, which is certainly a pain, but in our neck of the woods there's just no water coming out of the pipes at all. There's still snow on the ground which can be ...
by Xan
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Best Silver deal
Replies: 21
Views: 557

Re: Best Silver deal

I should clarify that the "OK from Xan" just means that I didn't forbid Corto from posting this. Of course the forum will bear no responsibility for deals brokered between posters. If you choose to place any kind of trust in a fellow poster it's entirely your responsibility.
by Xan
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Math is cis-heteronormative racism!
Replies: 55
Views: 5276

Re: Math is cis-heteronormative racism!

I agree that PDF is bull. I don't understand how getting the right answer equates to white supremacy. But I need to say, as I recently helped my younger one with a calculus problem -- I am a degreed engineer and I look back at how I was taught in high school and college, and for the most part it re...
by Xan
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Math is cis-heteronormative racism!
Replies: 55
Views: 5276

Re: Math is cis-heteronormative racism!

Examples of classroom actions that allegedly perpetuate white supremacy include asking students to show their work, focusing on getting the right answer, tracking student success, and grading students. https://www.dailywire.com/news/asking-students-to-show-their-work-in-math-class-is-a-form-of-whit...
by Xan
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 122
Views: 1636

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

Poe's Law is an adage of Internet culture stating that, without a clear indicator of the author's intent, it is impossible to create a parody of extreme views so obviously exaggerated that it cannot be mistaken by some readers for a sincere expression of the views being parodied.
by Xan
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 122
Views: 1636

Re: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario

This discussion is over with you ...if you believe we all should should sit in the house for a year then this conversation is over. I don’t think you should drive either for a year you may have an accident .stay off public transportation too, they can have an accident. You crossed that line in to t...
by Xan
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Best Deal right now on Gold
Replies: 117
Views: 5539

Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Agree - the squeeze could take a long time but if it happens the curtains would get pulled back on the wizard of oz. Wizard of ounces??? :D Dude.... nice. How many PM dealers would have wanted to use that as their name through the years, but for the copyright. Apparently the original book, released...
by Xan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kat Klub
Replies: 405
Views: 25559

Re: Kat Klub

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by Xan
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: $15 minimum wage
Replies: 21
Views: 370

Re: $15 minimum wage

Using BLS data it is pretty easy to see that minimum wage arguments for the most part are silly as basically no one works for minimum wage (1.1% of workers make minimum wage). Not surprisingly the demographics of those 1.1% who make minimum wage are largely: 16-24 years old Less than high school ed...
by Xan
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Creepy ProctorU For Exams
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Creepy ProctorU For Exams

As many of you guys know, I'm still in school. I recently had my first experience with ProctorU, which is a service that requires users to install a bunch of what can only be described as spyware. I install the software and do the exam. Here's what ProctorU has access to: webcam viewing; full micro...
by Xan
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is eating itself
Replies: 133
Views: 14839

Re: The Left is eating itself

The San Francisco Board of Education, after voting to erase names from its local schools such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, is now trying to decide if a gay, white man with a multiracial daughter adds enough diversity to a parent committee of women. As long as they keep Drag Queen Story...
by Xan
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4025
Views: 227245

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

From a newsletter... Vinny Around 200,000 U.S. COVID deaths could’ve been prevented if we weren’t so screwed up as a country According to the British medical journal The Lancet, 40% of the nation’s coronavirus deaths could have been prevented if the United States’ average death rate matched other i...