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by jacksonm2
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Hong Kong Proves the PP's Mettle
Replies: 14
Views: 1164

Re: Hong Kong Proves the PP's Mettle

My wife and I spent some time in Hong Kong on our way back from one of our trips to the Philippines about 9 or 10 years ago and I have to say it's really hard to believe this is even happening. My wife was an OFW (overseas foreign worker), working there as a maid from the Philippines shortly before ...
by jacksonm2
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 339
Views: 43596

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

Or, maybe Trump has a thing for dictators and strongmen. There are things I like about the Trump administrations’ actions and by tech’s own definition of TDS, that disqualifies me. Putin, Kim, Duterte, Bolsonaro, and Erdogan. He loves the despots. Most Filipinos I know, and I'm married to one of th...
by jacksonm2
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 339
Views: 43596

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

Or, maybe Trump has a thing for dictators and strongmen. There are things I like about the Trump administrations’ actions and by tech’s own definition of TDS, that disqualifies me. Putin, Kim, Duterte, Bolsonaro, and Erdogan. He loves the despots. Most Filipinos I know, and I'm married to one of th...
by jacksonm2
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vaccines
Replies: 74
Views: 10515

Re: Vaccines

My Dad had it. Shingles sounds absolutely horrible, and somehow your last line made me smile. My parents both had it. It is awful, and sometimes causes serious issues like hearing loss if it affects the ear, long-standing pain etc. Hope yours completely recovered? Anyway it's a blessing that people...
by jacksonm2
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vaccines
Replies: 74
Views: 10515

Re: Vaccines

A person I know very well had shingles (after having both the original and Shringrix vaccinations several years apart) but supposedly the case was much milder than it would have been w/o vaccination according to the physician. The breakout sites were in the mouth, which took quite a while to diagno...
by jacksonm2
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Who Killed Kennedy?
Replies: 63
Views: 8570

Re: Who Killed Kennedy?

Should probably ask Chuck Schumer. He warned Trump that if you piss off the intelligence agencies they have "six ways to Sunday" to come after you. Maybe he should be put under oath and asked to reveal what he knows that led him to make that statement? (Note: I generally pay very little attention to...
by jacksonm2
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: OK, Boomer
Replies: 25
Views: 4126

Re: OK, Boomer

Almost one-tenth of boomers were entirely in equities during the quarter, running the risk of serious losses in a market meltdown. I'm guessing those are the ones who need to make risky investments because they hadn't saved enough and are now trying to catch up. If that's only 10% of boomers it doe...
by jacksonm2
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4362
Views: 491385

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Mountaineer wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:00 am
Jacksonm2, I am so sorry that your daughter, and you, are suffering on this side of the Last Day.
Thanks. I'll let her know that it's the Last Day and Jesus is coming soon. Sure that will help.
by jacksonm2
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: This is also NOT from the Onion
Replies: 26
Views: 1047

Re: This is also NOT from the Onion

But it is extremely accurate! https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1194414956726407168/photo/1 Maybe because he IS??!!! I think he should plead guilty to trying to get the Ukrainians to look into the Hunter Biden/Burisma affair. Let the facts come out about that and then the American people can decide...
by jacksonm2
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: US Treasury to issue a 50-year bond
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: US Treasury to issue a 50-year bond

That article said something about Trump saying we need to re-finance the debt. What the heck does that mean? Does that mean that current 30-year bonds will automatically be changed to 50 years?
by jacksonm2
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: OK, Boomer
Replies: 25
Views: 4126

Re: OK, Boomer

Almost one-tenth of boomers were entirely in equities during the quarter, running the risk of serious losses in a market meltdown. I'm guessing those are the ones who need to make risky investments because they hadn't saved enough and are now trying to catch up. If that's only 10% of boomers it doe...
by jacksonm2
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4362
Views: 491385

Re: Figuring Out Religion

My 42-year-old daughter is the last remaining believer of my three kids and as I'm watching what she's going through in a horrific situation I can only think to myself how much better she would be able to function if she would abandon her illusions of supernatural intervention. She prays to Jesus on...