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by pmward
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sound and fury
Replies: 43
Views: 953

Re: Sound and fury

It feels to me like this is supposed to be a libertarian forum, originating from the teachings of the 2000 Libertarian Presidential candidate, based on the economic concepts of sound money, which is antithetical to modern monetary theory, of which MMT is the basis of leftist ideology. I would like ...
by pmward
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 23
Views: 467

Re: Optimal Diet

Honestly I've just learned to listen to my body as to what foods agree and don't agree. I find that for me, I do better on a higher carb lower fat diet. I'm also extremely active, 60-90 minutes of exercise minimum per day so the carbs are needed, lol. I very rarely eat processed foods. I eat lots of...
by pmward
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 5161

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

These things make no difference for my position. Of course not. End of discussion, then. I'd like to see this thread get back on track, if you don't mind. Please read my questions that I posted twice above. I was trying to bring it back on track but I don't think you've read my full posts. I'm not ...
by pmward
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent portfolio poll
Replies: 22
Views: 1265

Re: Permanent portfolio poll

M last pp yearly high was 19.49% on 8/10 (low was -10.75% on 3/19, wow, 30% swing). Today, just popped over 19% again. Within 0.3% of yearly high. Given what has happened this year with the economy, my old self would be SO pissed off at the world -- how can stocks keep on rising when the world suck...
by pmward
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 5161

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

I think you misunderstood what I was saying. I was not saying contract work is bad. I was saying that the specific jobs in question are below minimum wage once you account for expenses. Would you mind going back and reading my post where I gave concrete examples that very clearly rebut your positio...
by pmward
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 5161

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

I can answer a previous question from pmward, in the interest of taking this discussion back to Reality Land: are there people who prefer being gig workers to employees? The answer is OMG YES!!!!!!!! You have to be living under a rock in Governor Newsome's backyard to think otherwise. Also you have...
by pmward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A much better political quiz
Replies: 49
Views: 941

Re: A much better political quiz

Right, but SomeDude was not one of those people. Go look at his post history. It was straight up Trump worship. Aside from a gold thread, basically every comment he made on this forum from the time he arrived until Trump lost the elector vote on Monday was vehement Trump worship. Trump was literall...
by pmward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A much better political quiz
Replies: 49
Views: 941

Re: A much better political quiz

You guys especially doodle and pm, don’t understand the difference between pro-Trump and anti-anti-Trump. Go ahead and say something mocking, because you just don’t get it. I saw Trump as the bomb to blow up or at least expose the rotten system. Some other things he did right were a bonus. He destr...
by pmward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 5161

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

I think Pugchief hit the key issue on the head - greed. We are mostly a greedy people. We want the see-saw firmly planted on the “I want more stuff, or the means to acquire it” side rather than on the “I have enough” side. Bigger house, flashier car, dozens of shirts, pants and shoes, and then go r...
by pmward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A much better political quiz
Replies: 49
Views: 941

Re: A much better political quiz

You guys especially doodle and pm, don’t understand the difference between pro-Trump and anti-anti-Trump. Go ahead and say something mocking, because you just don’t get it. I saw Trump as the bomb to blow up or at least expose the rotten system. Some other things he did right were a bonus. He destr...
by pmward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A much better political quiz
Replies: 49
Views: 941

Re: A much better political quiz

SomeDude is just like McConnell, licking the boot until the very day Trump loses the electoral college, then suddenly tries to distance himself from the mess as much as possible.
by pmward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 5161

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

I think Pugchief hit the key issue on the head - greed. We are mostly a greedy people. We want the see-saw firmly planted on the “I want more stuff, or the means to acquire it” side rather than on the “I have enough” side. Bigger house, flashier car, dozens of shirts, pants and shoes, and then go r...