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by jalanlong
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Low carb may now be USDA approved!
Replies: 16
Views: 176

Re: Low carb may now be USDA approved!

For advocates of the low-carb way of eating, how do you explain places like France or Italy and their (comparatively) low rates of obesity and heart disease compared to the US. I have some friends who live in Italy and what they eat for breakfast or really any meal would make low carb advocates keel...
by jalanlong
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3443
Views: 162101

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

corona virus prediction.... within the next year to three years our response to this virus will be widely viewed as a global episode of mass hysteria... there will be some who deeply committed to the panic, who will never accept that reality, but as time passes our current madness will largely beco...
by jalanlong
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3443
Views: 162101

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

If masks are so darn effective and every major city in this country has mask mandates, why are cases spiking? Why is California a hotspot when they were claiming to be the #1 most compliant state with mask wearing. What will a National mask mandate do for increasing cases in those states that alrea...
by jalanlong
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3443
Views: 162101

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I don't know about Francis Collins, but the latest headline I saw about Fauci had him quoted as saying, "Do what you're told." link . The latest from Fauci is that even after a "vaccine" is available, you'll still need to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. Still think this is about a viru...
by jalanlong
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Why I think 2021 will be a blockbuster year for stocks
Replies: 20
Views: 599

Re: Why I think 2021 will be a blockbuster year for stocks

personally i think we are headed for stagflation . this virus likely will not end until the world reaches critical mass where in some shape or form most of the population gets exposed to it and the transmission of it has less and less of a population to go to . the vaccine will likely be ineffectiv...
by jalanlong
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Why I think 2021 will be a blockbuster year for stocks
Replies: 20
Views: 599

Re: Why I think 2021 will be a blockbuster year for stocks

I already considered that possibility. Lockdowns couldn't keep the market down in the spring when they were an "unknown unknown", why on earth would they suddenly matter to this extent when they are now a "known unknown.” A second lockdown wouldn’t be the same as the first. This would be national, ...
by jalanlong
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 91
Views: 1217

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

I have never taken a Flu vaccine so I don't see any reason to start taking a Covid vaccine. My only exception would be if Biden or some governors put in restrictions that said you have to be vaccinated before coming in from out-of-state. Most of my relatives are in California and I could see that ha...
by jalanlong
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3443
Views: 162101

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/new-york-to-impose-curfew-on-restaurants-bars-and-gyms-as-covid-worsens-across-the-us/ar-BB1aUOGv?ocid=ientp So if shutdowns did not work the first time, at least long term as cases rise again, then what is the rationale for doing them again? Really the only ...
by jalanlong
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4404
Views: 608344

Re: Figuring Out Religion

God won't violate His justice nor His promises.  The wages of sin is death.  We were told that before the Fall and chose to do it anyway.  That can't just be hand-waved away.  Fortunately for us, God Himself chose to come down and bear the penalty on our behalf! As for having "other people" forgive...
by jalanlong
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ebola vs COVID-1984
Replies: 33
Views: 611

Re: Ebola vs COVID-1984

Yes, social pressure is probably best way of enforcing masks...arrests, fines etc would be last resort. Would your perspective change on the matter if the virus was 10x more contagious and 10x more deadly and masks were 10x more effective in containing spread? Would it then be up to individuals as ...
by jalanlong
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3443
Views: 162101

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I'm guessing they decided to wait until after the election for financial reasons rather than political. Allowing it to be labeled as the "Trump Vaccine" would have been bad for business. Last I checked, Trump is President until at least Jan 20 (and possibly four years beyond that, depending on the ...
by jalanlong
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 5% guaranteed vs PP Results
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: 5% guaranteed vs PP Results

I was wondering with ST rates at 0 and LT rates at 1.54 if people still had confidence of that performance over the next 20 years. No question, the Fed has intended for its Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) to lower the entire Treasury yield curve, end-to-end, since 2008. Despite 12 years of non-sto...