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by CS
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Frank the ERE pug (2003-2020)
Replies: 19
Views: 5704

Re: Frank the ERE pug (2003-2020)

So sorry to hear about Frank. It's hard to lose a family member.
by CS
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2246
Views: 421501

Re: Investments Trade Log

Mister Imperceptible wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:38 pm
Q2 2020 was the greatest quarter ever in the history of the PP (25% each SPY/TLT/GLD/BIL). Dollar weakening against all assets.
After six years of meh, it is strange. And strangely guilt-inspiring to do well while the world burns.
by CS
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3384
Views: 290327

Re: COVID-19

I definitely DID have to get a physical/blood work to find out what my monthly payment would be for my term life insurance policy--and the higher your BMI, etc., the higher your payment is. Our tester had a "calibrated" scale that was 10 lbs off, i.e. showed a weight lighter than it really was - wh...
by CS
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Which Lifestyle Problems Can You Not Solve?
Replies: 20
Views: 7925

Re: Which Lifestyle Problems Can You Not Solve?

As an INTJ, I find my biggest problem is attending to my sensory needs in a timely fashion. Like making meals (I kid you not). Often, I'd rather skip the food than have to stop what I'm doing. Which in the long run is not helpful. So my approach so far is limiting my responsibilities like this as fa...
by CS
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2246
Views: 421501

Re: Investments Trade Log

Much of this thread is above my head, but I must say, the ramping up of gold is giving me anxiety. I hold it, I benefit from it, but still watching the price goes up feels like watching a bomb go off in slow motion. From my simplistic googling, gold is ramping up due to concerns about the lowering v...
by CS
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Expat income, banking, and flag theory
Replies: 75
Views: 16088

Re: Expat income, banking, and flag theory

Because they have a life in the USA but also have life (houses, investments, contractors) abroad. Some people need a bank that can satisfy their local needs, but also be global enough. This may sound strange, but I guarantee you that with most banks, you may have $1.000.000 in country X and not be ...
by CS
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tyler9000's Journal
Replies: 205
Views: 60483

Re: Tyler9000's Journal

Congrats on retiring!

So what are your immediate plans?
by CS
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Expat income, banking, and flag theory
Replies: 75
Views: 16088

Re: Expat income, banking, and flag theory

In fairness, NY + CA + FL probably account for 90% of the USA people that need a truly international bank. For what? Honestly, they have the infection highest rates right now, lol. They aren't going anywhere (well, maybe New York but the Florida connection is probably going to trip them up. As long...
by CS
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3384
Views: 290327

Re: COVID-19

I was joking before. There's no way I'd go anywhere indoors unless I had to right now (groceries, pharmacy, etc). My point was that I want to do my normal summer thing just as much as anyone else. Oh, I could not agree more! I think my affect was much flatter on my post than I intended - sort of co...
by CS
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3384
Views: 290327

Re: COVID-19

Florida children (nominally the least susceptible group) have a higher positivity rate than the general population there at 31.1%. They are also seeing lung damage on asymptomatic kids. This is possibly a life-long disability if the scarring is permanent. No sports would just be the beginning--it wo...
by CS
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: How to hold a meetup
Replies: 24
Views: 11937

Re: How to hold a meetup

Yeah, as an introvert meet-ups are hard if it's a big circle. The talk can (is) dominated by a few. Compounding the introversion, I take some time to think about responses where others who don't have that habit will just interrupt and carry on the conversation. Those individuals can be a fun novelty...
by CS
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3384
Views: 290327

Re: COVID-19

Thanks for the good post @JP This has been a worry on the back of my mind for months now. As a healthcare worker, any vaccine that comes out will be mandatory. It's a scary day when people may view the known effects of a disease as potentially less harmful than a vaccine that has not been given due...
by CS
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Do you personally drink coffee and why/why not?
Replies: 58
Views: 14654

Re: Do you personally drink coffee and why/why not?

My morning coffee is hands down is my favorite time of day. On a great day, I get right into my most pressing task while sipping on the hot deliciousness. Even when working gigs, I always got a coffee and took the time to wake up at work. In solitude if it was good gig. I used to do french press, bu...
by CS
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3384
Views: 290327

Re: COVID-19

@jacob In Strength Finder speech, that is because you are high in Strategic and most people are not. It's my number two out of thirty four. There is a lot of conflict to be had when one side sees the consquences immediately and the other side sometimes cannot follow to the end even when led. The thi...
by CS
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 569
Views: 117166

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

Speaking of pondering, I’ve had plenty of time for it. One thing that’s really been bugging me over the entire past decade , although I'm not sure I realized it until now. I’d mostly given up on the future for humanity. Coming to grips with Climate Change, the eventual loss of cheap energy, etc has...
by CS
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2246
Views: 421501

Re: Investments Trade Log

@MI Interesting. I would say that if you feel you have no misogyny, or none intended, then your language is not reflecting your intent. Referring to women's body parts that way is misogynist on several levels - it makes the discussion uncomfortable for women present and it shows an entitlement to ta...
by CS
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2246
Views: 421501

Re: Investments Trade Log

@MI So what is the deal with the random misogyny? Does it give you an endorphin rush to plant nasties for the female readers to find? Is it a power thing? Does it give you a rush and a sexual high? Please explain. Seriously, Jason had just chilled out on that stuff and now things are going back to t...
by CS
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: In The Market?
Replies: 42
Views: 3820

Re: In The Market?

As of May 23
28% gold, 24% stocks, 30% bonds, 18% cash. It's probably closer to even splits into quarters atm but I'm too lazy to recheck everything.
by CS
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 84
Views: 9099

Re: David Collum year in review

Mister Imperceptible wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:27 pm
.but what a bunch of mentally weak pussies.
Could you not?

This is a public forum.

Also, see "ways to convince other people" (hint - this is not it.)
by CS
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic
Replies: 386
Views: 23838

Re: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic

CIA analyst are flagging this as what they see in a country before it collapses: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/cia-veterans-who-monitored-crackdowns-abroad-see-troubling-parallels-in-trump-handling-of-protests/2020/06/02/7ab210b8-a4f6-11ea-bb20-ebf0921f3bbd_story.html In interview...