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by drumminj
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Effect of delayed election results
Replies: 34
Views: 693

Re: Effect of delayed election results

This year I’ll have to stay up and watch the returns. Last time I didn’t want to see Hillary’s win so I just went to bed. I guess I missed some fun TV. Last time I was up until at least 4 AM. I don't think Trump came out until about 3:30 AM? It was all somewhat surreal. I think Trump felt the same ...
by drumminj
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bonds and the PP -- still make sense?
Replies: 59
Views: 2282

Re: Bonds and the PP -- still make sense?

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:37 pm
I'm thinking about getting a mortgage.
Isn't that basically shorting the dollar, with leverage?
by drumminj
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1032
Views: 38604

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

So my home internet has been down for about a week and I've been tethering off my phone for an internet connection. I have an LTE speed data cap of 8GB and I get throttled down to 3G for anything past that. So, basically, I've been living in the year 2008 for the past couple days. You're living the...
by drumminj
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion
Replies: 108
Views: 1243

Re: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

Would it be so hard for the 99 percent, if they really cared, to stop buying from Amazon? Problem solved. Exactly. IMO it's consumers who killed all the small-town, mom-and-pop stores, as they chose to stop spending money there. The market "spoke". Jeff Bezos and Sam Walton didn't do that. Whether ...
by drumminj
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Racial IQ Gap, Nature versus Nurture
Replies: 37
Views: 546

Re: Racial IQ Gap, Nature versus Nurture

There's an additional explanation. A much simpler one. As someone who lived in Kenya as a child, I can speak from firsthand experience that most of the rural tribes run as a basic mode of transportation. Seriously, the idea of getting somewhere in a jeep or a car is not an option, so if you have to...
by drumminj
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Some 2020 General Election Polls
Replies: 330
Views: 14320

Re: Some 2020 General Election Polls

As for the DACA recipients, that is on their parents and those who encouraged them to come here illegally. Giving them amnesty will just make the problem worse. Here's the problem with anything other than deportation: I would be okay with giving them permanent residency and no path to citizenship, ...
by drumminj
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Some 2020 General Election Polls
Replies: 330
Views: 14320

Re: Some 2020 General Election Polls

But the only President in my lifetime who has not tried to expand his own powers but has instead told Congress and state/city executives to do their jobs is... Donald Trump. This includes but is not limited to DACA, handling the riots, and pandemic response, none of which is the job of the executiv...
by drumminj
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Some 2020 General Election Polls
Replies: 330
Views: 14320

Re: Some 2020 General Election Polls

Humanely speaking can you really bear to pack them all back off to a home country they can't even remember? "Humanely speaking" sets up a very slippery slope. Humanely speaking, can you really bear to let people sleep out in the cold? Humanely speaking, can you really bear to let people starve to d...
by drumminj
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: POLL: How did you overcome the fear of tracking error?
Replies: 62
Views: 2003

Re: POLL: How did you overcome the fear of tracking error?

Problem is, when I did that, what freaked me out was the recent overvalued price level of TLT and SPY. This just makes me very hesitant to keep going and ignore the market noise. How do you know what's overvalued and what's not? Are you smarter than the broad market? If you think you know better th...
by drumminj
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Who still supports BLM after this?
Replies: 78
Views: 2682

Re: Who still supports BLM after this?

Do people making these statements know how insurance works - the concept of deductibles and premiums?

I heard the same thing when the looting/riots happened in the Seattle area. Like somehow no harm is done because the business owners may have insurance.
by drumminj
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Biden/Harris Discussion
Replies: 253
Views: 4834

Re: Biden/Harris Discussion

Smith1776 wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:08 pm

What's even more gross is how eager some people are to just eat up the giant pile of bullshit Biden has served up. >:(
Clearly you too have logged into LinkedIn in the past day!
by drumminj
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2945
Views: 636965

Re: The GOLD scream room

Cortopassi wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:49 pm
I don't think my PP has seen such a large one day swing %-wise ever?
Same. I manually updated my spreadsheet today as a forcing function to keep myself humble next time things are going gangbusters :)