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by farjean2
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: New Tax Plan Deductions
Replies: 33
Views: 7825

Re: New Tax Plan Deductions

Looks like I was wrong about employers immediately passing the tax cut benefits on to their employees. At least some of them are....

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/45 ... investment
by farjean2
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Out of balance
Replies: 58
Views: 14292

Re: Out of balance

This is like when my kids ask me for advice about a situation they have gotten themselves into and I can tell them how they got themselves into it but not necessarily how to get out. If you really think you'll be leaving the company soon maybe you don't want to do anything right now. Assuming you wi...
by farjean2
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: New Tax Plan Deductions
Replies: 33
Views: 7825

Re: New Tax Plan Deductions

It's simplified in some ways, by getting rid of a stack of deductions, but new tweak-worthy elements were introduced. I bet the tax forms & schedules won't change much. Don't see postcards in anyone's tax future. So here's a question: does anyone think that the businesses that you buy most of your ...
by farjean2
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How much is "enough" in the Permanent Portfolio?
Replies: 37
Views: 9964

Re: How much is "enough" in the Permanent Portfolio?

I retired last year (involuntarily) at the age of 67 and after I got my last paycheck I had almost exactly 1 million dollars in the PP. Fortunately I'm not having to draw from it yet because my wife is still working and also this year turned out to be a very nice start as far as sequence of returns ...
by farjean2
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 138583

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Donald Trump is NOT Ron Paul. He's a war-monger police-statist who could care less for due-process, human rights, the 1st/4th Amendments, limited war-making powers, or limiting the scope of the nefarious powers of the CIA or the NSA (he thinks Snowden should be executed, remember?). He might disagr...
by farjean2
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: When the cops are the criminals
Replies: 330
Views: 48494

Re: When the cops are the criminals

I'm not sure what you guys think is the problem here. The cop thought the perp was armed, told the guy not to move his hands or he would shoot him, and the idiot disobeyed and got what was promised. If I was the cop, I would have shot him, too. You think the cop should have let the guy potentially ...
by farjean2
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: When the cops are the criminals
Replies: 330
Views: 48494

Re: When the cops are the criminals

Caution. If you're like me this might be the most sickening thing you've ever seen and it might leave you disliking cops.... https://youtu.be/VBUUx0jUKxc The background is simple. Shaver was a traveling pest control worker. He was in his hotel room (a La Quinta Inn) showing off to guests a pellet gu...
by farjean2
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump Restoring Separation of Powers?
Replies: 35
Views: 9067

Re: Is Trump Restoring Separation of Powers?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/a-second-judge-blocks-trump-administrations-proposed-transgender-military-ban/2017/11/21/d91f65e4-cee1-11e7-81bc-c55a220c8cbe_story.html?utm_term=.112bd1e98682 So the commander in chief apparently does not have the authority to stop the military fr...
by farjean2
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Teaching gender stereotypes
Replies: 21
Views: 6318

Re: Teaching gender stereotypes

I love how you put Ehrman in the same paragraph with "unbiased scholarship." Surely you can see he's a very angry, reactive sort, no? Not that there is anything wrong with that, but please disabuse yourself of the "unbiased" myth. I take it you don't like him very much but I've never actually seen ...
by farjean2
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Teaching gender stereotypes
Replies: 21
Views: 6318

Re: Teaching gender stereotypes

Re female ordination... I grew up Catholic before converting to Orthodoxy so I am going to take a swing at this. The Pope can change the discipline of the church but not its doctrine. Discipline are the man made rules set up by the church for (presumably) good and practical reasons. This might cove...
by farjean2
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Teaching gender stereotypes
Replies: 21
Views: 6318

Re: Teaching gender stereotypes

Re female ordination... I grew up Catholic before converting to Orthodoxy so I am going to take a swing at this. The Pope can change the discipline of the church but not its doctrine. Discipline are the man made rules set up by the church for (presumably) good and practical reasons. This might cove...