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by sophie
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Dr Seuss
Replies: 18
Views: 321

Re: Dr Seuss

A hopeful sign that "cancel culture" won't yet be the last word: https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/soon-to-disappear-dr-seuss-books-now-selling-for-as-high-as-20k-on-ebay/ar-BB1eawKb Once those titles are out of print, look for someone to make them available as online pdfs. I hope t...
by sophie
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4054
Views: 237169

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

sophie, do you not have data to answer the graph question, or do you have me on ignore? Just wondering I'm not saying you do, all I am trying to get across is I take ALL stuff Covid with a grain of salt, both the ok to open 100% and the we have to be masked for 2 more years. It's somewhere in the m...
by sophie
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4054
Views: 237169

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Oh well....... More of the same. State of Emergency extended until Christmas 2021 in Victoria. But children will get 1/2 price fines - that's positive ::) https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victoria-s-state-of-emergency-set-to-be-extended-until-december-20210302-p576zs.html I figured that ...
by sophie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Long Term Care Insurance (revisited)
Replies: 10
Views: 174

Re: Long Term Care Insurance (revisited)

As long as these dementia patients don’t get violent . On the other hand my dad had a paralyzing stroke that left him speechless , paralyzed and with not a lot of brain function . He needed professional care in a home Sorry to hear about that, Mathjak. That's more or less what happened with my fath...
by sophie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4054
Views: 237169

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Ivor Cummins videos do the same thing, but you don't have to sign up for anything. He's also put out a whitepaper on the topic - you can download from his website. I don't see it, Sophie, do you have a link? Here it is. Buried in the blog section. https://thefatemperor.com/science-and-data-based-2-...
by sophie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4054
Views: 237169

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Ivor Cummins videos do the same thing, but you don't have to sign up for anything. He's also put out a whitepaper on the topic - you can download from his website. I don't see it, Sophie, do you have a link? Here it is. Buried in the blog section. https://thefatemperor.com/science-and-data-based-2-...
by sophie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Volcker
Replies: 32
Views: 1168

Re: Volcker

A big factor in inflation is wage increases. A cornerstone of Democratic Party policy is to throw the borders wide open and grant citizenship to something on the order of 20M people already in the US illegally. Whether this is on purpose I don't know, but it is bound to result in a large oversupply ...
by sophie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why a housing scarcity?
Replies: 15
Views: 186

Re: Why a housing scarcity?

All of these people wanting houses today. Where were they living? Are those places emptying? Are rents dropping? Are purchase prices dropping for rental homes and apartments? Or is it due to interstate moves? In city apartments. You can get a great deal on one of those right now if you're intereste...
by sophie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4054
Views: 237169

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Just finished reading this free PDF called "COVID Charts CNN Forgot" by Tom Woods. You have to provide your email address to download it but you can unsubscribe at any time from future mailings.... https://tomwoods.lpages.co/covid-charts-cnn-forgot/ You’ve heard it again and again: The spread of th...
by sophie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 34
Views: 631

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Huh, interesting. So if you assume all the adverse events are vaccine related and you exclude the "non-serious" events, let's try to calculate the rate of reported serious events: 14,405 total adverse events reported 4,106 of these were considered "not serious" leaving 10,299 events that were consid...
by sophie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Long Term Care Insurance (revisited)
Replies: 10
Views: 174

Long Term Care Insurance (revisited)

We've had some interesting threads on this topic, and maybe time to revisit. See article in WSJ: https://www.wsj.com/articles/philip-falcones-second-act-in-long-term-care-insurance-turns-ugly-11614686403?mod=hp_lista_pos1 "Long-term care has been a troubled insurance product for well over a decade, ...
by sophie
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 188
Views: 6644

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

How old is your daughter Mountaineer? I've heard also that older people (age > 65) have less of a problem with adverse reactions than younger ones. The doctor in Florida who died of ITP (an autoimmune condition) was 55. I can't afford even a single day of being that sick, not with all the responsibi...
by sophie
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2050

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

I'm with SomeDude on this one. Many of those dying of COVID would have died within a year anyway. 40% of the deaths are in the nursing home population, last I checked. A lot of the rest were in skilled nursing or group home facilities, or were being cared for at home by health aides & family. Nursin...
by sophie
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 196776

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

My only point is that I think the media, and everyone else, should tone down the political stuff until after we get out of lockdown. Hate to tell you stuper1, but lockdown itself is political. It has nothing to do with science, facts, or any kind of reasonable logic of the 2+2 variety. I've quit pa...
by sophie
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2050

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

On the narrative of Covid being worse for Blacks and Latinos... I have heard this virtually non-stop in recent months and never bothered to check the numbers online. Here's what I found with a quick google search: As of 2019, here is the distribution of the U.S. population by race and ethnicity: Wh...
by sophie
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Help a Mofo Out with his PP
Replies: 17
Views: 762

Re: Help a Mofo Out with his PP

Tough choice. I found that selling bonds on discount brokerage platforms can get pretty tricky. I would not buy bonds in lots smaller than 10 (i.e. $10K face value). To be on the safe side you might want to go higher, like 20. I'd suggest accumulating money in TLT, then when you hit a certain amount...
by sophie
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Buy and Hold Stock Millionaires
Replies: 19
Views: 654

Re: Buy and Hold Stock Millionaires

Great stories, for sure. But, for every one of those winners, there are probably at least 10 losers who bought stocks in companies that went bust. LIke, say, Enron. Or Eastman Kodak. Or Woolworths. What would have happened to a person who bought the equivalent of an index fund instead of stock XYZ? ...
by sophie
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bombing Syria
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Bombing Syria

Who couldn't see this coming? Evidently Russia was only given 5 min advance notice. Their military presence in Syria is at the request of Assad. Looks like more military adventures in our future. So we'll get what the liberals wanted all along, war, and nicer tweets. Wow. When Biden's election was ...
by sophie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2050

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

I did miss it Kriegspiel, thanks. Great information. In any case, it certainly is far more reasonable to look for causes of racial outcome disparity in genetics, than in supposing that a virus that doesn't have a brain is racist. Not to mention that "health care disparities" is a fondly held liberal...
by sophie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Minimum Living Wage
Replies: 24
Views: 391

Re: Minimum Living Wage

Ah, I have the diagnosis: Star Trek Syndrome. Cortopassi you've been watching a lot of STNG reruns lately, admit it! Maybe it will turn out the way you predict, in a few hundred years. You have to admit they were spot on with the cell phone prediction, except that one was copied from Get Smart. Mayb...
by sophie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 754
Views: 145425

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

I Shrugged wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:58 pm
I always thought a very, very thin book would be, "Women who like Monty Python". :)

Bravo Sophie!
Thanks!

I think the very thin book would be "Women Geeks" - but if you start with that subset, you'll find no shortage of Monty Python fans. Maddy - what about you???
by sophie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID Cases Sharply Declining: Why This Is Worst Case Scenario
Replies: 128
Views: 2050

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

Just a guess from an uneducated source but if Covid disproportionately affects African Americans as well as other dark-skinned people more than Caucasians it might have much less do to with racism than Vitamin D. Then again, I'm not a politician so what do I know? Vitamin D is a likely factor, but ...
by sophie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Minimum Living Wage
Replies: 24
Views: 391

Re: Minimum Living Wage

When person X says that person Y needs to pay person Z more money for his work I figure that person Y says WTF and person Z agrees with person X. As for person X, he has no skin in the game other than person Z's vote. True. But person Y can vote against person X in the next election and cancel out ...
by sophie
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 188
Views: 6644

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

Serious question. Given that I'm not worried about catching Covid, and I don't have any business or PR reasons to get vaccinated, is there any incentive at all for someone like me to get jabbed? Can I go to Hawaii without quarantining? No Can I go shopping without a mask? No Can I fly on a plane wi...
by sophie
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 754
Views: 145425

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Also regarding the above. Executive Editor Dean Baquet had previously declined to fire Mr. McNeil over the two-year-old incident, saying it was clear the term hadn’t been uttered in a “hateful or malicious” way. But that was before a tsunami of intolerance from the forces of tolerance inside the pa...