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by PrimalToker
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 69
Views: 3017

Re: Libertarians and property

The United States has been using it's military all over the globe to get what it wants essentially. They make and break treaties, push their weight around, bomb people that they might have disagreements with. Why would having private militaries change this aspect of human behavior? We abhor the ide...
by PrimalToker
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 69
Views: 3017

Re: Libertarians and property

A while back, tech threw out the idea of title insurance backed by private security. I found that intriguing. I don't understand the private security thing...can anyone with the means have their own private security force? So are there competing private security companies or is there one company th...
by PrimalToker
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 69
Views: 3017

Re: Libertarians and property

So wouldn't that single arbiter then in fact have a monopoly on the use of force and be in essence the government? Why would I consent to their decision if it didn't fall in my favor and what consequences would they be able to bring against me if I ignored them? The single arbiter was appointed by ...
by PrimalToker
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 69
Views: 3017

Re: Libertarians and property

A while back, tech threw out the idea of title insurance backed by private security. I found that intriguing. I don't understand the private security thing...can anyone with the means have their own private security force? So are there competing private security companies or is there one company th...
by PrimalToker
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 69
Views: 3017

Re: Libertarians and property

A while back, tech threw out the idea of title insurance backed by private security. I found that intriguing. A service provided by the group you're a member of...paying your fee to get what you want voluntarily. Instead of by force and with no choice in company to provide the insurance or security...
by PrimalToker
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 69
Views: 3017

Re: Libertarians and property

There is always a single arbiter. Each party consents to the arbiter instead of being forced by the government monopoly. To play devil's advocate, isn't that effectively what we currently have? Granted, we are all born in a country (government) that we didn't voluntarily choose. But thereafter, if ...
by PrimalToker
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 69
Views: 3017

Re: Libertarians and property

So wouldn't that single arbiter then in fact have a monopoly on the use of force and be in essence the government? Why would I consent to their decision if it didn't fall in my favor and what consequences would they be able to bring against me if I ignored them? The single arbiter was appointed by ...
by PrimalToker
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 69
Views: 3017

Re: Libertarians and property

Can one of the hardcore libertarians explain to me simply how ownership and enforcement of property rights would exist in a system absent a single arbiter who held a monopoly on the use of force? There is always a single arbiter. Each party consents to the arbiter instead of being forced by the gov...
by PrimalToker
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Awesome Portfolio
Replies: 30
Views: 1997

Re: The Awesome Portfolio

He has a new portfolio now? What happened to the old one?
https://www.mauldineconomics.com/editor ... olio-today
by PrimalToker
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: LTT & HARRY BROWNE: Doug Casey Opines
Replies: 24
Views: 2677

Re: LTT & HARRY BROWNE: Doug Casey Opines

Doug Casey was a friend of Harry's and he has a great YouTube Channel with Michael Smith that would be of interest to many subscribers here. Doug opines on the LTT component of the PP here on Youtube: Doug Casey's Take (ep. #41) Friday AMA: Ayahuasca, Most Exotic Country, Buying Property... The bit...
by PrimalToker
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Alpine Gold Exchange
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Alpine Gold Exchange

Looks interesting.

Gold backed legal tender from Utah. Insured by lloyds of london, 0% buy/sell spread, visa debit card loaded with cash by selling your gold.
https://alpinegold.com/
by PrimalToker
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: Another PP fund
Replies: 4
Views: 2417

Re: Another PP fund

It's not a fund its an independent manager that uses TD Ameritrade to manage the portfolio for you. It also has a link to his podcast https://fmmoneytalkradio.com/shows/the- ... /podcasts/
by PrimalToker
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Anyone have crawlingroad archives?
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Anyone have crawlingroad archives?

I have been searching for it, I have never read it and want to re post it. There were some podcasts too, I was sent a few but not all.
by PrimalToker
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Debate: Government or Political Parties are the Problem
Replies: 40
Views: 1829

Re: Debate: Government or Political Parties are the Problem

Personally I think the government per se isn’t the problem, but rather the two dominant political parties who have rigged the system for their extreme wings. Thoughts/counterpoints? What did those dominant political parties use to rig it for them? Government. The government is the problem. Anything...
by PrimalToker
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Goldman Sachs acquired AAAU
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

Re: Goldman Sachs acquired AAAU

Xan wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:50 am
How about why Perth did it?
They foresee a gold bull run and want to get out of it. Keeping up with the physical redemption is going to get expensive. Instead of "going back on their word" they just sold it off and can blame goldman sachs for changing the fund.
by PrimalToker
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Ultimate Gold Chart Site
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: Ultimate Gold Chart Site

Hal wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:09 am
http://pricedingold.com. 8)
cool
by PrimalToker
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Goldman Sachs acquired AAAU
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

Re: Goldman Sachs acquired AAAU

boglerdude wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:26 am
Theories on why Goldman did this?
It's cheaper than starting their own ETF and they foresee a gold bull run and want to get in on it. They will recommend their gold fund to their clients so they can collect the fees.
by PrimalToker
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bonds and the PP -- still make sense?
Replies: 59
Views: 5607

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

If you look at short timeframes on the order of days or a few months, I agree. If you look at longer timeframes on the order of a couple of years or more, I think PP assets moving together tend to eventually separate and go their own ways again. I think that using TIME as a factor oversimplifies th...
by PrimalToker
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Safety Deposit Box Insurance
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: Safety Deposit Box Insurance

Relax. Keep a few coins on hand for bribes and 0-25% in AAAU. If you own your home thats part of your inflation protection. Why AAAU instead of IAU & SGOL? AAAU is redeemable in physical gold and backed by the Perth Mint. They have a good reputation compared to who holds the gold in other ETFs. htt...
by PrimalToker
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Best current options for cash and STT's?
Replies: 40
Views: 4815

Re: Best current options for cash and STT's?

What happens when SHV yields less than the ER? Do the fees start eating away at your cash? I have been looking to see if ETF's do the same as MM and cut or waive their expenses but I haven't found any info saying they do...
by PrimalToker
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bond FAQ
Replies: 5
Views: 25687

Re: Bond FAQ

Sorry about the delay here, everyone. I've made some effort to acquire crawlingroad.com, and it's a slow process. After a long delay I finally heard back, and offered $100 for it. Haven't heard anything since, but that might just be the normal delay for whoever it is who owns it. Or, I wasn't even ...
by PrimalToker
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Battle the Credit Bureaus ... and Win
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Battle the Credit Bureaus ... and Win

Everybody seems to be providing free credit reports nowadays including Turbo Tax and Credit Karma so why is it so hard to get? Even the credit bureaus are required to provide one free report per year plus anytime you get declined due to information on the report. At least that used to be the law wh...
by PrimalToker
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Winkelvoss Capital says Bitcoin is a 10x better inflation hedge than gold
Replies: 49
Views: 4943

Re: Winkelvoss Capital says Bitcoin is a 10x better inflation hedge than gold

Gold has been used as money for 6,000 years, in many cultures all over the world and is still money today. Bitcoin has never been money. How can it be better than gold when it hasn't been around long enough to build a reputation? It's pure speculation.
by PrimalToker
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: POLL: How did you overcome the fear of tracking error?
Replies: 62
Views: 5100

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

It’s tough - if I were to start right now. I am not sure I would buy in. One of my investment thesis is to buy things that are cheap. Right now nothing in the PP is cheap. It’s the opposite - very expensive. Cheap (or expensive) in relation to what? What it once cost? I remember meeting a gentleman...
by PrimalToker
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 401k Options for PP
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: 401k Options for PP

Hi pp4me & Hal, Thanks for the responses. The 401(k) lemonade utilizing an intermediate treasury fund looks interesting, and I think may work for me. It seems I may have to decide which is more important, focusing on the overall strategy or having the "best" individual picks in each category. I am ...