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by Kriegsspiel
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow
Replies: 327
Views: 34770

Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

I like a lot of Aaron Clarey's stuff. When he talks about how much he liked security guard work I always think about Mike (Lacking Ambition) saying his ideal job would be a drawbridge operator in HS, or the actual job he got as the night attendant at the mental health place where he could just read ...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: polyamory and polygamy
Replies: 24
Views: 836

Re: polyamory and polygamy

Ok.
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Guns in America
Replies: 129
Views: 3312

Re: Guns in America

ducknalddon wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:26 am
Sclass wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Iraq.
I should have qualified my question with "and produced a good outcome". :D
Vietnam. Afghanistan (a few times). Algeria. I'm sure there's more, those were just the first ones I could think of.
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Guns in America
Replies: 129
Views: 3312

Re: Guns in America

daylen wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:52 pm
@Kriegsspiel For what it's worth, charisma is probably not a characteristic found in these troubled kids.
Just because they are complete losers doesn't mean they can't do something that strikes a chord with others.
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: polyamory and polygamy
Replies: 24
Views: 836

Re: polyamory and polygamy

pukingRainbows wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:49 am
Essentially, how do people who practice polyamory feel about prostitution? Is it another level of having multiple partners? Is there a line between buying dinner for such a partner or just handing them the money?
Prostitution is more honest :lol:
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 86
Views: 4005

Re: Jordan Peterson

I don't know what you mean by SOP agriculture, but slavery may have had something to do with it. I'm just riffing here, but how about with the advent of new technologies, first-adopters had an unmatched combat advantage and quickly overran other peoples. I'm thinking something like the Proto-Indo-Eu...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Guns in America
Replies: 129
Views: 3312

Re: Guns in America

I can't remember the book (Freakanomics, maybe?), but I remember reading about a Pacific island (?) where there was a long term trend where teenagers would strangle themselves with a rope attached to a doorknob. Evidently, some charismatic kids did it first, it "caught on." and it took decades to di...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Guns in America
Replies: 129
Views: 3312

Re: Guns in America

Americans: simply higher skilled in killing. It is known.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 86
Views: 4005

Re: Jordan Peterson

I think the monogamy argument makes sense if it's a "rule" (in scare-quotes) that's only loosely followed. I mean, I think JBP would argue that lifelong monogamy is The Way. I'm more of the opinion that there are a lot of competing valid motivations for and against. For one thing, it's in the evolu...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anyone else underwhelmed by the Olympics?
Replies: 32
Views: 1330

Re: Anyone else underwhelmed by the Olympics?

JP hits on a really key aspect to the winter olympics, and that's the chance of wiping out in almost every sport. The summers really don't have that. bryan, a bunch of people have been cross country skiing here the past few days. Some of them are pulling a travois with tiny human cargo for added res...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 86
Views: 4005

Re: Jordan Peterson

Since Deida, unlike Andelin who retains mid-century Mormon perspective on such topics as homosexuality, recognizes that not every individual strongly identifies their physiological sexual designation with gender assignment, he suggests the following simple exercise to determine whether you are more...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System
Replies: 123
Views: 16290

Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Why waste calories on fat and carbs? Eat a small amount of protein and some fish oil. Lyle McDonald wrote the book on Protein Sparing Modified Fasting, it's better than the protocol that site detailed: As I mentioned in the previous chapter, therapeutic starvation for weight loss was great in terms ...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RFS' Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: RFS' Journal

Chattanooga is the only one RFS listed that is a clear winner WRT taxes. Unless TN piles extra school bonds/levies/fire/police shadow fees on top of their property taxes, those are pretty low too. Detroit's auto insurance rates lead me to sell my car a month after I moved here, which is what RFS pl...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing Process - or how to think about investing
Replies: 50
Views: 2293

Re: Investing Process - or how to think about investing

It depends on what the index is.
by Kriegsspiel
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anyone else underwhelmed by the Olympics?
Replies: 32
Views: 1330

Re: Anyone else underwhelmed by the Olympics?

I also think we should be more inviting of Olympians openly being roided to the gills. I want to see the limits of human ability!
by Kriegsspiel
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anyone else underwhelmed by the Olympics?
Replies: 32
Views: 1330

Re: Anyone else underwhelmed by the Olympics?

At the top of my head, it's the only international cultural event that most people in most of the world pay attention to. World Cup, probably. I like watching sports the way other people like a scenic vista, or some kind of artwork. The Olympics are silly in that they are compelled to spend a fuck ...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Is It Just Me or Do HSAs Suck?
Replies: 20
Views: 1027

Re: Is It Just Me or Do HSAs Suck?

Maybe. I consider I-bonds my "deep cash," since the taxes are deferred until redemption. I think it's smarter because I can use the tax benefits of the HSA for assets that I expect to grow more than I-bonds. If interest rates go up appreciably during my lifetime (or tax law changes) I would reconsid...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Is It Just Me or Do HSAs Suck?
Replies: 20
Views: 1027

Re: Is It Just Me or Do HSAs Suck?

Keeping $5,000 in the cash account to avoid the fees is missing the forest for the shrub. You can just pay the fees with some dividends and reinvest the rest, quickly outstripping any savings you get from avoiding the fee. Although I guess if you are using the HSA to pay for medical expenses instea...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RFS' Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: RFS' Journal

Chattanooga is the only one RFS listed that is a clear winner WRT taxes. Unless TN piles extra school bonds/levies/fire/police shadow fees on top of their property taxes, those are pretty low too. Detroit's auto insurance rates lead me to sell my car a month after I moved here, which is what RFS pla...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Is It Just Me or Do HSAs Suck?
Replies: 20
Views: 1027

Re: Is It Just Me or Do HSAs Suck?

As far as I can see: Health Savings Administrators ($45 + 25bps/year). HSA Bank ($5.50/mo + $6.95 commission). At about $11,000 or so, due to Health Savings Administrators charging basis points, HSA Bank becomes the lower cost HSA if you dump the maximum amount in at once to save on commissions. The...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Rags to riches to rags
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Rags to riches to rags

Debt is a hell of a drug.
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 47331

Re: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread

https://boingboing.net/2018/01/26/lloyd-khan-on-deep-old-age.html The second video was interesting. He mentions at one point how he thought the 60s were a really great time because the US was so prosperous, you could live well for very cheap if you knew how to do a few things a certain way. It's fun...
by Kriegsspiel
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Music you like?
Replies: 37
Views: 1652

Re: Music you like?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLUX0y4EptA

I can guide a missile by satellite

I can hit a target through a telescope

And I can end the planet in a holocaust

in a holocaust

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