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by flyingpylon
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1975
Views: 50456

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Just another viewpoint. I have no way of independently verifying whether this or anything else in the world is "true". I agree that it would be nice to see politicians take a break on issues like this. Democratic presidential contenders are describing the federal infectious-disease bureaucracy as ru...
by flyingpylon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 340
Views: 46398

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

dualstow wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:16 pm
Richard Grenell, the crappy ambassador to Germany, is set to become Trump’s shitty Director of National Intelligence. Surely we can all agree that this is not a wise pick. Anyone disagree?
What specifically makes him crappy?

What actions will elevate him to shitty?
by flyingpylon
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: the New Way Forward Act
Replies: 17
Views: 1933

Re: the New Way Forward Act

Has anyone truly read this and did all the text replacements as the document shows? I suspect the reality lives somewhere between the end of the republic as Carlson paints it and the beautiful reasonableness Garcia paints. All this does again is divide us. I picture my 87 year old dad watching Carl...
by flyingpylon
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Fidelity Bond and Bill Direct Purchase ?'s
Replies: 30
Views: 8047

Re: Fidelity Bond and Bill Direct Purchase ?'s

You may want to investigate your 401k plan provider to see if they offer a brokerage window. If so, it would give you more options that would bring you closer to a pure STT/LTT barbell. For those whose access to retirement plans is through your employer, does your employer offer or not offer a brok...
by flyingpylon
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TLT vs Buy Your own
Replies: 25
Views: 8603

Re: TLT vs Buy Your own

dualstow wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:32 am
sophie wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:13 am
I get to sell some bonds in taxable next year (2041 vintage), which I'm not looking forward to because they're about 20% up on the buy price.
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How much interest are they paying, Sophie? Like 3⅛%?
I have some 2041 bonds and that’s what they are paying, 3.125%.
by flyingpylon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Americans of Iranian descent
Replies: 24
Views: 1847

Re: Americans of Iranian descent

Trump is literally Hitler Roosevelt! ::)
by flyingpylon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The political re-alignment of our time
Replies: 134
Views: 19263

Re: The political re-alignment of our time

What we refer to as “facts” are actually:

data + interpretation + persuasion

So attempting to base a discussion on “facts” is unlikely to be fruitful, and basing a discussion on raw data is highly impractical.
by flyingpylon
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The political re-alignment of our time
Replies: 134
Views: 19263

Re: The political re-alignment of our time

If the past 3-4 years have taught me anything (not to mention this thread), it’s that everyone we meet is living in “opposite world” on at least one topic. Once you realize that, it’s almost entertaining.
by flyingpylon
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Check Endorsement - For Deposit Only.
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Check Endorsement - For Deposit Only.

I can’t remember the last time I went to a teller to deposit a check. I’ve been doing it with my phone via my bank’s mobile app for several years. They instruct us to endorse the check exactly as you did. I have deposited checks into joint accounts and our kids’ accounts with no problem. Of course w...
by flyingpylon
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hooray! Forum is back up!
Replies: 62
Views: 10544

Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

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by flyingpylon
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Insuring gold?
Replies: 14
Views: 1342

Re: Insuring gold?

As I recall, adding coverage to a typical homeowner policy is an expensive way to go. In addition to ocho’s suggestion, Hugh Wood Inc offers insurance for precious metals as part of their Fine Arts and Collectibles services. They’ll insure a minimum of $50k for around $150/yr. You can insure less th...
by flyingpylon
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Impeachment as a means to an end
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Impeachment as a means to an end

Right, but the article was about using impeachment to provide the legal justification to obtain grand jury information from the Mueller investigation. The two articles of impeachment are weak but line up with two pending court cases. The grand jury information can then be selectively leaked and misc...