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by drumminj
Wed May 13, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 89746

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Freedom works both ways. Granting freedom to industry/business takes away freedom from it's workers as the workers have no ability to choose . Being fired is not a choice for most people. It is a governments duty to protect its citizens, and my state is failing to do so. A certain particular sect l...
by drumminj
Wed May 13, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2575
Views: 89746

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

But those that do not, they just lost their freedom to be protected from the virus, because now they are stuck having to go back to work or be fired. I'm not sure "freedom" is the right word here. Firstly, I don't think you can have a freedom not to be exposed to something, and secondly, they never...
by drumminj
Tue May 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Atlas Shrugged Book
Replies: 14
Views: 688

Re: Atlas Shrugged Book

Another in the "recommended" and "good book" column. I've re-read it a number of times and have enjoyed it each time.
by drumminj
Thu May 07, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Healthcare jobs, which are best options for career change
Replies: 19
Views: 965

Re: Healthcare jobs, which are best options for career change

Those are veterinarians. I thought the original reference was to veterinarian technicians? I'd assume they would be subject to much less stress than the veterinarians. Vinny I feel we're way off on a tangent now, but will try to close the loop. Yes, the original discussion was vet techs and the art...
by drumminj
Wed May 06, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Healthcare jobs, which are best options for career change
Replies: 19
Views: 965

Re: Healthcare jobs, which are best options for career change

vnatale wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:02 am
drumminj wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 9:17 am

I recall reading that vets have a high suicide rate as well. I suspect vet techs would be exposed to the same causes?
If true, that is shocking to me and something that would have never crossed my mind.

Vinny
A quick search yielded this: https://time.com/5485552/veterinarians-suicide/
by drumminj
Wed May 06, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Healthcare jobs, which are best options for career change
Replies: 19
Views: 965

Re: Healthcare jobs, which are best options for career change

vnatale wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:54 pm

I never thought that vet tech's were that well paid? Low five figures? While I'm assuming that physican assistant's are minimum six figures?

Vinny
I recall reading that vets have a high suicide rate as well. I suspect vet techs would be exposed to the same causes?
by drumminj
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 881
Views: 30393

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

31 and watching all my friends be in multi-year enriching relationships and getting married. I can't even get a girl to hang around for 2 months. I'm seriously starting to wonder if there's something wrong with me. FWIW Smithy I was 34 when I finally found the right one for me. 8 years later and it...
by drumminj
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Best place to get accurate gold spot price
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Best place to get accurate gold spot price

I've always used kitco.com for gold + silver quotes.
by drumminj
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How often do you rebalance?
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: How often do you rebalance?

If I was mostly taxable I'd use 15%/35% and probably end up leaving it alone for years at a time. Mine's all taxable, and I haven't rebalanced yet (I think I'm 4 years in, now?). However, I have been adding by buying the lagging asset, which has certainly influenced things a bit. At the moment, my ...
by drumminj
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Stuff
Replies: 35
Views: 1524

Re: Forum Stuff

Also, Budd is back, and I merged his new account into his old (now unbanned) account, so his recent posts have come from his normal account and that's where you'll now find him. I'll try to keep an open mind, but can we possibly keep the complaining limited to a "Budd's Scream Room" thread or some ...
by drumminj
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Time to replace Macbook Pro?
Replies: 106
Views: 3362

Re: Time to replace Macbook Pro?

I've bought my past few MBP's used off Craigslist. A 2-3 year old model has worked well for me in the past, but I doubt the CL market is that great these days :) I've been a mac person for....almost 20 years now? But my girlfriend has a SurfaceBook that I've been intrigued by. The touch screen and "...
by drumminj
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 881
Views: 30393

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I notice a lot of ordering online including groceries, and I'm afraid the local stores might not be able to stay in business if some of us don't shop locally. They are working hard to keep the shelves stocked and cleaning daily. That's a good point, Sophie. Now's a good time to support your local c...