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by whatchamacallit
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The effects of COVID-19 on Dentistry
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: The effects of COVID-19 on Dentistry

I went in for cleaning this week. I only had contact with heavily garbed hygienist. The dentist didn't even check on me. I never really paid too much attention at the dentist so it really didn't feel any different for me once in the chair. I always just close my eyes from the light shining and try t...
by whatchamacallit
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Concrete Actions to Address Systemic Racism
Replies: 47
Views: 1496

Re: Concrete Actions to Address Systemic Racism

I agree on removing race as category. Using it does at very least separate subconsciously. Police could use the complexion as identifying trait for suspects. Light Medium Dark Those traits don't nessecarilly give away the race and you may really not be able to tell sometimes. I can't think of any wh...
by whatchamacallit
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: EE Bonds vs Roth IRA
Replies: 1
Views: 444

EE Bonds vs Roth IRA

With the current 20 year treasury bond rate of 1.24, I am thinking EE savings bonds paying 3.5% are even more valuable than Roth IRA space. How crazy would it be to buy EE bonds instead of funding a Roth IRA? I would be able to re balance as needed using cash positions in retirement accounts. I am o...
by whatchamacallit
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Hold onto yer gold
Replies: 33
Views: 2046

Re: Hold onto yer gold

What would stop everyone from "identifying" as whoever is being paid the reparations? Just like Elizabeth Warren is a Native American. Evanston, IL, home to Northwestern University, a suburb just north of Chicago with a large black population is going to use tax revenue to selectively give reparati...
by whatchamacallit
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Hold onto yer gold
Replies: 33
Views: 2046

Re: Hold onto yer gold

What would stop everyone from "identifying" as whoever is being paid the reparations?

Just like Elizabeth Warren is a Native American.
by whatchamacallit
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly Portfolio
Replies: 519
Views: 122923

Re: Golden Butterfly Portfolio

By my calculations IWN is up 40% from its lows this year. I was moving slowly into GB and I have been buying SCV because it was my lagging asset. I have made some nice percentage gains on my latest contributions because of this. I was so close to hitting a re balance band right before it reversed co...
by whatchamacallit
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Help Find Pro-Gun, Low Property Tax Regi
Replies: 32
Views: 1241

Re: Help Find Pro-Gun, Low Property Tax Regi

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... ity_Survey

I find this list is helpful.

Pick your state from there.
by whatchamacallit
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What's your favorite color?
Replies: 32
Views: 2557

Re: What's your favorite color?

Undecided between gray or grey
by whatchamacallit
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: How do you invest the gold portion?
Replies: 42
Views: 15194

Re: How do you invest the gold portion?

I've looked at the buy / sell prices over a number of years over a number of dealers, and the Eagles are always the round-trip losers. That said, I probably will never buy another coin, and will be buying ETF AAAU in the future, now that there is no longer any commission to buy it. Speaking of buy ...
by whatchamacallit
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Treasury Yield Curve - June 3 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 17677

Re: Treasury Yield Curve - June 3 2019

30 year (1.98) is lower rate than 1 month (2.08) today
by whatchamacallit
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 576
Views: 194252

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Fun perspective.

Record set on 30 year us bonds:

https://www.nytimes.com/1982/02/05/busi ... bonds.html