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by vnatale
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1708
Views: 61126

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

This following excerpt from the Gottlieb book is not an attempt to persuade to get vaccinated or not get vaccinated. Just gives you insight into what it takes to develop a vaccine. And, anyone ever know about this? "This prompted federal officials to finance the formation of secretive flocks of chic...
by vnatale
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5015
Views: 416947

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

dualstow wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:16 pm

vnatale wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:17 pm

Last week I listened to a 1 1/4 hour podcast interview with the author of the below book.
{scott gottlieb’s uncontrolled spread]


Was it Harry Shearer?


It was a Face The Nation interview with Scott Gottlieb
by vnatale
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5015
Views: 416947

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

My recent mask wearing observations... 1) Yesterday I was at "The Big E" (Eastern States Exposition). I'm sure that there were over 100,000 attending at various points during the day. There were many modes of communications letting us now that we were all required to wear masks when inside a buildin...
by vnatale
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5015
Views: 416947

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

n New York City, fourth-year medical students at New York University Grossman School of Medicine were given the option of graduating early if they agreed to work on the hospital’s COVID wards.1 It was an eerie throwback to events that unfolded one hundred years earlier, during the Spanish flu, when ...
by vnatale
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5015
Views: 416947

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Last week I listened to a 1 1/4 hour podcast interview with the author of the below book. If any of you want to listen to it...let me know and I will find it again on iTunes. I think that no matter where you stand on any aspect of this virus...you will find agreement in many things he has to say. In...
by vnatale
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Weekly/Monthly Reading List
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

Re: Weekly/Monthly Reading List

Old thread, but hey it only has 3 posts. Has anyone read ‘The Fifth Risk’ by Michael Lewis? I find it fascinating. Thanks. I will get that on my Kindle for my 12 hour trip to Maui next month. "Liar's Poker" was actually one of the first books I ever read about finance and I'm glad I did because it ...
by vnatale
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Weekly/Monthly Reading List
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

Re: Weekly/Monthly Reading List

dualstow wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:52 pm

Old thread, but hey it only has 3 posts.

Has anyone read ‘The Fifth Risk’ by Michael Lewis?

I find it fascinating.


If it is a recent book...I think I did read it. But remember nothing about it.
by vnatale
Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Members with COVID-19
Replies: 200
Views: 18194

Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

Last week I worked a full week and have been on pretty strenuous mountain bike rides the past two Fridays...so I think I'm at 98% pre-covid. I'd say 100% but I have this weird continuing mild cough and random energy crashes. Hopefully they will also pass with some more time. I'm hoping to make this...
by vnatale
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Afghan Papers
Replies: 104
Views: 3673

Re: The Afghan Papers

Peggy Noonan has an opinion piece on in the WSJ. Milley doesn’t fare well for a reason I hadn’t really thought about…image polishing with Woodward. What I quoted from the book was 2% into the book. I am now 60% through the book. I detected a pro-Biden bias in it. Fair towards Trump. But I'd never b...
by vnatale
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Vanguard proxy voting
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Vanguard proxy voting

Yep, and Blackrock plus others are definitely doing the same. If one is opposed, they need to own their stock directly. Also, If the Dems are able to pass legislation to force ETFs to recognize gains/losses when transacted like mutual funds, then if one is passionate about this, there are some reas...
by vnatale
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Afghan Papers
Replies: 104
Views: 3673

Re: The Afghan Papers

7 Most GOs I know are good folks and try to do the right thing. One notable exception is if they were promoted multiple years early and are in over their heads. I don't think people realize at the very senior levels where civilians are the ones giving the orders the same dynamic exists as between a...
by vnatale
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1708
Views: 61126

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

I asked if they were giving it and if they recommended it. They said Yes to both questions. I then said that I'd take it. Is there a pharmacy out there that has shots available but would not recommend you take them if you ask? Good question. But probably an honest pharmacist would give an honest an...
by vnatale
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Spreadsheet Organization Methods
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Spreadsheet Organization Methods

Like most here, I keep track of a lot of information in spreadsheets. On the financial front, things like asset allocation of the PP, expense ratios for ETFs, rebalance bands, dates of IRA contributions/conversions, CPI-U, etc. But I also keep spreadsheets of things like to do lists, recipes, inter...
by vnatale
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1708
Views: 61126

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

I will have more to say about covid in the covid topic if I decide it's a high enough priority for me to spend the time doing so so for now I'll confined my words to injections. I'd never had a flu shot. Two years ago at my annual Medicare exam I was convinced by my doctor that I should finally get ...
by vnatale
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3198
Views: 871339

Re: The GOLD scream room

Interactive Brokers just this week made Bitcoin (and some other crypto coins) available to purchase - with very low fees and essentially zero hassle to own. I haven't bought any, but now it is a ticker on my trading app. If I were to purchase, it is held via an arrangement with Paxos, which I know ...
by vnatale
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1708
Views: 61126

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

I believe the FDA decision did advise booster shots for those over 65. I received an email from the health department when it came time for me to get my Pfizer shots back in March. Nothing yet about a booster yet but at this point I'm leaning towards declining the offer. I heard something today whi...
by vnatale
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Cell phone data question...
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Cell phone data question...

Vinny, Assuming Windows and Chrome, you can do Chrome Remote Desktop. Works well at least computer to computer and there is an app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.chromeremotedesktop&hl=en_US&gl=US Thanks. Had used Chrome Remote Desktop extensively in the past when working ...
by vnatale
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Meme- Then and now?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Meme- Then and now?

Tortoise wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:23 pm

If only we had a meme thread for standalone meme posts that aren't part of a topic thread... :)


How much time did it take you to find it?

Sometimes when I search for one word I get a response back that that it's too short a phrase to search on (or something like that).
by vnatale
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Meme- Then and now?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Meme- Then and now?

I am sure that others here besides me have seen this meme in many different ways and forms?

Vinny


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by vnatale
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5015
Views: 416947

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

In retrospect...which of these turned out to be either untrue or ineffective for the Spanish Flu? Which ones would not apply now?

Vinny

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by vnatale
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sep 18 Right Wing Riot in DC?
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Sep 18 Right Wing Riot in DC?

Looked like 50% FBI/cops and 50% “journalists”… https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_m27CtXsAUlt_7?format=jpg&name=900x900 Always loved that one! Thanks for putting it here. Haha, great image, thanks, Vinny! Credit needs to go where proper credit is due! It was not me. It was: flyingpylon
by vnatale
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Spreadsheet Organization Methods
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Spreadsheet Organization Methods

Like most here, I keep track of a lot of information in spreadsheets. On the financial front, things like asset allocation of the PP, expense ratios for ETFs, rebalance bands, dates of IRA contributions/conversions, CPI-U, etc. But I also keep spreadsheets of things like to do lists, recipes, inter...
by vnatale
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sep 18 Right Wing Riot in DC?
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Sep 18 Right Wing Riot in DC?

flyingpylon wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:58 am

Looked like 50% FBI/cops and 50% “journalists”…

Image


Always loved that one! Thanks for putting it here.
by vnatale
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: How do you invest the Cash portion?
Replies: 252
Views: 99659

Re: How do you invest the Cash portion?

Starting Medicare at age 65...still working with a fairly high taxable income...and trying to manage income so as to not get tagged with additional Medicare premium due from having too high an income. Say what? I assume you are talking about part B which I have not started yet because I'm still ins...
by vnatale
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Re: Credit Card Debt Charges
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Credit Card Debt Charges

If you need a loan, but you don`t know where to ask, and you are scared the payment rate will be too big, then I can help you. For how long will albertmads exist here? Why do you do that? I gather you do not approve? Simply to provide a record of the fly-by-nighters who appear here. If nobody respo...