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by Maddy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 17
Views: 372

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

So it comes down to whether you think the 0.08% risk is worth taking on the 0.03% risk of the vaccine - given that your probability of getting the vaccine is 100% if you choose to take it, whereas your probability of getting COVID is less than that. Probably not a lot less though, given a long enou...
by Maddy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Dr Seuss
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Dr Seuss

God forbid that somebody as decent and principled as Charles Ingalls might influence culture.
by Maddy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 889
Views: 58880

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

mathjak107 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:31 am
.. but i never expected such a fast , wicked plunge right in to bear markets in gold and bonds.
Don't beat yourself up. I take full responsibility and should, in good conscience, have warned you all. When I bought 30-years earlier this month, it was certain to happen. I'm frikkin jinxed.
by Maddy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 754
Views: 145086

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

tomfoolery wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:25 pm
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.
by Maddy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative's Neighborly Gesture Causes Angst, "Moral Dilemma" for Leftist
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Conservative's Neighborly Gesture Causes Angst, "Moral Dilemma" for Leftist

[T]his articles success is purely measured in clicks (which translates to money). . . I find the South China Morning Post, Russia Today, Financial Times, and Al Jazeera America now have more credible content. And youtube has 10x more (for me) more informative content. The "success" of this article ...
by Maddy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 754
Views: 145086

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

I'm hardly neurotypical, but I confess that my one exposure to Monte Python (a movie about 40 years ago in which the characters pranced around on make-believe horses) left me thinking, "I don't get it!"
by Maddy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Time to Resurrect Posting Limits?
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Time to Resurrect Posting Limits?

When, at any given time, more than half of the topics newly posted to Politics consist of nothing more than cut-and-pasted articles of a particular political persuasion--most offering little or no analysis or even comment--you've got a problem. I'd call it abuse with an agenda, but that's just me. W...
by Maddy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bonds at Vanguard
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: Bonds at Vanguard

Here's another question only a newbie could ask:

So when you guys rebalance, or when you figure the value of your portfolio, how do you go about establishing a present value for a tranche of bonds having an initial value of $98.68?
by Maddy
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Online IRS account
Replies: 13
Views: 238

Re: Online IRS account

pp4me wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:08 pm
Asked for a credit card number . . .
Whoa, don't like the sound of that.
by Maddy
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative's Neighborly Gesture Causes Angst, "Moral Dilemma" for Leftist
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Conservative's Neighborly Gesture Causes Angst, "Moral Dilemma" for Leftist

Sadly, this hits the nail on the head. A Los Angeles Times columnist is in "anguish" after her neighbors plowed her driveway open during a snowstorm. It's because they are Trump supporters. The Times' Virginia Heffernan pointed out that even members of Hezbollah do nice things now and then, as did N...
by Maddy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: It’s Time to Talk About Violent Christian Extremism
Replies: 11
Views: 374

Re: It’s Time to Talk About Violent Christian Extremism

If you take a recorded hymn and run it backwards at low speed in an empty sanctuary at night, you can often hear the faint pleas of long-deceased children wailing, "I'm cold."
by Maddy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bonds at Vanguard
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: Bonds at Vanguard

Thanks, Kriegs~ Here I go!
by Maddy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bonds at Vanguard
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: Bonds at Vanguard

Okay, so I would buy the one on Line 7 on the post above and be okay? I'm going to be using money that is currently in VUSTX. Do you guys think it would be wise to keep part of my LT treasury funds in VUSTX, for ease of rebalancing, or should I go "all in" with 30-years? This is a bit scary for me, ...
by Maddy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4053
Views: 235116

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Not to diminish the significance of any of these personal losses, but it's worth contemplating that there was no similar public outcry when this same group of people died from the flu last year.
by Maddy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bonds at Vanguard
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: Bonds at Vanguard

I need to buy some 30-year treasuries through Vanguard, but have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. Anybody willing to let me tag along for the ride?
by Maddy
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: GME
Replies: 289
Views: 6350

Re: GME

The most notable thing coming out of all this is that the light bulb has finally come on for a whole new swath of deplorables. Even the true believers could not possibly have missed the fact that the democrats, who immediately jumped in to change the rules when the hedge funds were pummeled, are fir...
by Maddy
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: GME
Replies: 289
Views: 6350

Re: GME

As one veteran trader noted, "it's a bloodbath" and another mocked "in all my 6 days of trading, I have never seen anything like this..."
Who could have known?
by Maddy
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Biden Approval ratings
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Biden Approval ratings

I think you’re confusing flat, boring “approval” of masses with the knuckle-dragging sycophantic hero-worship of a dedicated subset of “approving” populace. Perhaps you missed it, but the Left just decreed that pejorative epithets likening people to animals is the height of bigotry. Not that I care...
by Maddy
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: GME
Replies: 289
Views: 6350

Re: GME

Ain't capitalism wonderful when you got a seat at the table?
by Maddy
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is eating itself
Replies: 133
Views: 14970

Re: The Left is eating itself

Yeah, I'm enjoying reading Reason magazine again. They've been complaining about Biden's executive orders and proposals nonstop, after throwing their hat in the ring to endorse him. Nice example of buyer's remorse there, too. Seems that there's a lot of that going around these days. So what, exactl...
by Maddy
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: GME
Replies: 289
Views: 6350

Re: GME

So is this supposed to represent an achievement in terms of "social justice?" Are we supposed to celebrate the fact that the downtrodden have managed to make the same corrupt (and illegal) financial machinations work for them, too?

Equally corrupt.
Equally unprincipled.
Equally despicable.
by Maddy
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4053
Views: 235116

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

There is only one strategy that will, without fail, put an end to this idiocy: A leak-proof plastic bag placed over the head, firmly sealed around the neck with a rubber band.
by Maddy
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Big City to Rural Living: Considerations?
Replies: 33
Views: 888

Re: Big City to Rural Living: Considerations?

I wasn't talking about barbeques or smokers. Amazingly, people do quite well out here without that kind of micromanagement. They simply use common sense. If it's dry and embers are flying, it's a problem. I live in a forested area adjacent to state land. During the summer, people bring campers and t...
by Maddy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Big City to Rural Living: Considerations?
Replies: 33
Views: 888

Re: Big City to Rural Living: Considerations?

Am I right to assume that in a rural area, you can do more of what you want without government interference? Or is it the same shit everywhere, government hands in your pockets, controlling every aspect of your life? People from the city are moving to the country in droves, and with them come their...
by Maddy
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Various COVID vaccines
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: Various COVID vaccines

Here's what I'm confused about: The mRNA "vaccine" uses a sequence of genes to trick cells into producing a protein similar enough to the virus to induce immunity, whereas a traditional vaccine uses an attenuated version of the virus itself. We know that they've been working for decades to develop a...