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by pmward
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Message From Our Alt-Right Members to the “Moderates”
Replies: 162
Views: 4118

Re: Message From Our Alt-Right Members to the “Moderates”

Right. I think political reasons can be a legitimate reason to own a PP. But it is not the only reason. For anyone to claim that their reason in using a portfolio is the ONE AND ONLY legitimate reason is closed-minded, intolerant, and frankly ridiculous. Also for someone who is not a moderator to co...
by pmward
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Message From Our Alt-Right Members to the “Moderates”
Replies: 162
Views: 4118

Re: Message From Our Alt-Right Members to the “Moderates”

This is a great example of what I was speaking of a couple weeks ago, about how this forum is extremely unwelcoming and hostile towards anyone who is not a hard right libertarian. If this forum is a hard right libertarian only forum, and if the PP is a hard right libertarian only portfolio, can the ...
by pmward
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity
Replies: 127
Views: 3545

Re: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity

We finally got a formal statement from my university/hospital: the vaccine won't be mandatory. "For now." But, they touted it as all benefit no risk, even to people with a history of severe allergic reactions. (Which btw includes me.) One interesting bit of info I learned: the vaccine apparently is...
by pmward
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity
Replies: 127
Views: 3545

Re: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity

Put me down as "pro Darwinism". I don't understand the argument that if you don't want the vaccine, you are being selfish and putting other people's lives at risk. Wouldn't the only people with lives at risk be the ones that elected not to get vaccinated - and therefore explicitly embraced that ris...
by pmward
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity
Replies: 127
Views: 3545

Re: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity

Put me down as "pro Darwinism". I don't understand the argument that if you don't want the vaccine, you are being selfish and putting other people's lives at risk. Wouldn't the only people with lives at risk be the ones that elected not to get vaccinated - and therefore explicitly embraced that ris...
by pmward
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity
Replies: 127
Views: 3545

Re: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity

What I don't understand about the right though, and perhaps you can help me understand this. It just seems like the only option the right is willing to accept is a darwinist survival of the fittest. They seem unwilling to do anything to try to fix or reduce the spread. The push back against wearing...
by pmward
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sound and fury
Replies: 43
Views: 1305

Re: Sound and fury

I’ve attributed HBs PP design to distrust of government. If you trusted the government, then you’d not need gold, you’d trust they’ll do the right thing with the currency. As far as good being less correlated with other assets, it’s less correlated in the direction of the government screwing with t...
by pmward
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sound and fury
Replies: 43
Views: 1305

Re: Sound and fury

the basis of the PP is a distrust of government Source? There is a reason why Harry kept his investing and political radio shows separate. The PP is not about government. The PP is about having a diversified portfolio that can weather all market conditions and never falls flat on it's face. The PP ...
by pmward
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity
Replies: 127
Views: 3545

Re: Vaccine Side Effect Legal Immunity

I'm totally against forcing people to take it. Incentivizing with something like a tax credit for those who take it maybe. But forcing no. I don't think it will come to that. I just don't see the government forcing people to take it. And if they do try, I'll be angry right along with you. What I don...
by pmward
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Food expenses
Replies: 103
Views: 2514

Re: Food expenses

Yeah, eating out especially is ridiculously expensive these days. I very rarely eat out. When you prepare all your own meals it's so much cheaper. But yeah, people are lazy. And I do agree that this is a problem in our country, most people either being too lazy, not knowing how, or being unwilling ...
by pmward
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Food expenses
Replies: 103
Views: 2514

Re: Food expenses

Yeah, eating out especially is ridiculously expensive these days. I very rarely eat out. When you prepare all your own meals it's so much cheaper. But yeah, people are lazy. And I do agree that this is a problem in our country, most people either being too lazy, not knowing how, or being unwilling t...
by pmward
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 23
Views: 683

Re: Optimal Diet

Mentally, I will always think I'm fat, because of my childhood. But I am happy at 190. I am 6'3" I was 125 lbs at 5'11 out of basic training, having been 135 and skinny my whole life. My wife constantly compliments my arms and chest but i still see myself as skinny Fresh out of basic I was 5'9" 130...
by pmward
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sound and fury
Replies: 43
Views: 1305

Re: Sound and fury

It feels to me like this is supposed to be a libertarian forum, originating from the teachings of the 2000 Libertarian Presidential candidate, based on the economic concepts of sound money, which is antithetical to modern monetary theory, of which MMT is the basis of leftist ideology. I would like ...
by pmward
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 23
Views: 683

Re: Optimal Diet

Honestly I've just learned to listen to my body as to what foods agree and don't agree. I find that for me, I do better on a higher carb lower fat diet. I'm also extremely active, 60-90 minutes of exercise minimum per day so the carbs are needed, lol. I very rarely eat processed foods. I eat lots of...
by pmward
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 6934

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

These things make no difference for my position. Of course not. End of discussion, then. I'd like to see this thread get back on track, if you don't mind. Please read my questions that I posted twice above. I was trying to bring it back on track but I don't think you've read my full posts. I'm not ...
by pmward
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent portfolio poll
Replies: 32
Views: 1793

Re: Permanent portfolio poll

M last pp yearly high was 19.49% on 8/10 (low was -10.75% on 3/19, wow, 30% swing). Today, just popped over 19% again. Within 0.3% of yearly high. Given what has happened this year with the economy, my old self would be SO pissed off at the world -- how can stocks keep on rising when the world suck...
by pmward
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 6934

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

I think you misunderstood what I was saying. I was not saying contract work is bad. I was saying that the specific jobs in question are below minimum wage once you account for expenses. Would you mind going back and reading my post where I gave concrete examples that very clearly rebut your positio...
by pmward
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 6934

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

I can answer a previous question from pmward, in the interest of taking this discussion back to Reality Land: are there people who prefer being gig workers to employees? The answer is OMG YES!!!!!!!! You have to be living under a rock in Governor Newsome's backyard to think otherwise. Also you have...
by pmward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A much better political quiz
Replies: 49
Views: 1348

Re: A much better political quiz

Right, but SomeDude was not one of those people. Go look at his post history. It was straight up Trump worship. Aside from a gold thread, basically every comment he made on this forum from the time he arrived until Trump lost the elector vote on Monday was vehement Trump worship. Trump was literall...
by pmward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A much better political quiz
Replies: 49
Views: 1348

Re: A much better political quiz

You guys especially doodle and pm, don’t understand the difference between pro-Trump and anti-anti-Trump. Go ahead and say something mocking, because you just don’t get it. I saw Trump as the bomb to blow up or at least expose the rotten system. Some other things he did right were a bonus. He destr...
by pmward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 6934

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

I think Pugchief hit the key issue on the head - greed. We are mostly a greedy people. We want the see-saw firmly planted on the “I want more stuff, or the means to acquire it” side rather than on the “I have enough” side. Bigger house, flashier car, dozens of shirts, pants and shoes, and then go r...
by pmward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A much better political quiz
Replies: 49
Views: 1348

Re: A much better political quiz

You guys especially doodle and pm, don’t understand the difference between pro-Trump and anti-anti-Trump. Go ahead and say something mocking, because you just don’t get it. I saw Trump as the bomb to blow up or at least expose the rotten system. Some other things he did right were a bonus. He destr...
by pmward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A much better political quiz
Replies: 49
Views: 1348

Re: A much better political quiz

SomeDude is just like McConnell, licking the boot until the very day Trump loses the electoral college, then suddenly tries to distance himself from the mess as much as possible.
by pmward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 6934

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

I think Pugchief hit the key issue on the head - greed. We are mostly a greedy people. We want the see-saw firmly planted on the “I want more stuff, or the means to acquire it” side rather than on the “I have enough” side. Bigger house, flashier car, dozens of shirts, pants and shoes, and then go r...
by pmward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Black rock socially responsible investing
Replies: 35
Views: 1100

Re: Black rock socially responsible investing

Social justice investing will draw interest until it sorely lags the S&P 500, which it ultimately will. And then only idiots will invest that way. ::) It's like the restaurant that told customers to pay whatever they wanted, and then went bankrupt in 6 months because they weren't profitable. :o Sur...