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by IlliniDave
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts
Replies: 147
Views: 8285

Re: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts

suo, I see it differently, obviously. Invocation of "terrorism" gives the government (only a small fraction of which are the people that get elected) as much omnipotence as a government can have. It will be interesting to see how the announced "purge" of the military goes. Hope l...
by IlliniDave
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts
Replies: 147
Views: 8285

Re: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts

...Brings to mind a refrain from an old song, "Times, they are a-changin'". I am already suspecting that my decision to just bleach my follow up "journal" inadequate. Sigh. ETA, just to be clear to those concerned about ere, I don't intend to make any changes to this site except...
by IlliniDave
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts
Replies: 147
Views: 8285

Re: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts

One thing is not remotely like the other. Our capital is surrounded by thousands of soldiers and a razor wire barrier (looks a lot like sections of the southern border, ironically). Governors are sending additional troops to Washington for the stated purpose of combating "misinformation"....
by IlliniDave
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts
Replies: 147
Views: 8285

Re: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts

There were plenty of long time regulars who stopped posting due to the Trump presidency, at least they had the decency to just stop posting without deleting content. IMO, the deletion of posts has been extremely short sighted and selfish. Just some context here people. --I have at least 3,100 posts...
by IlliniDave
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts
Replies: 147
Views: 8285

Re: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts

Nor have I been shy about my fondness for better, vanished times.
by IlliniDave
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts
Replies: 147
Views: 8285

Re: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts

Alphaville wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:47 pm
so, caught red-handed staring at ships, huh? :P

:D

(please don't kill me, just trying to lighten up the mood of the thread, and i couldn't resist)
I've never hid my fondness for Vanguard.
by IlliniDave
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again
Replies: 235
Views: 28663

Re: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again

2Birds1Stone wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:53 pm
You too now?
No more journaling, yes.
by IlliniDave
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts
Replies: 147
Views: 8285

Re: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts

I'm a little shocked that now iDave is deleting all of his content instead of just editing it. This isn't just directed at iDave ... but it seems a little obnoxious when people who've maintained journals and gotten a LOT of support and constructive criticism from forumites in working towards their ...
by IlliniDave
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again
Replies: 235
Views: 28663

Re: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again

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by IlliniDave
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again
Replies: 235
Views: 28663

Re: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again

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by IlliniDave
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again
Replies: 235
Views: 28663

Re: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again

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by IlliniDave
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again
Replies: 235
Views: 28663

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by IlliniDave
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts
Replies: 147
Views: 8285

Re: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts

if something is going to harm anyone's life then i'd rather deal with the inconvenience of missing posts that see them suffer disgrace or destruction. +1 Humans aren't very good at being not human when they communicate. In nature nearly all communication is short-range and ephemeral. The range and ...
by IlliniDave
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again
Replies: 235
Views: 28663

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by IlliniDave
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gamestop?
Replies: 189
Views: 9430

Re: Gamestop?

@ID - the problem in your thinking is that you think there is control in an investment. You seem to think that when an investor gives money to a hedge fund, that investor is directing the hedge fund to act a certain way ... I don't think there's a problem in my thinking. I don't think what you seem...
by IlliniDave
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gamestop?
Replies: 189
Views: 9430

Re: Gamestop?

@ID - yeah, think of it this way: if you and a million people own shares of IBM stock, no one thinks that "a million people decided to get together and fund the such-and-such product launch" ... You're losing me. We obviously are having communication problems with this. Try it this way. I...
by IlliniDave
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gamestop?
Replies: 189
Views: 9430

Re: Gamestop?

If you look at the SEC budget history (https://www.sec.gov/foia/docs/budgetact.htm), the subpar budget seems to have been a bipartisan effort despite the increases in budget under both parties. Chart of yearly party control by branch of government: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_divisions_of_U...
by IlliniDave
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gamestop?
Replies: 189
Views: 9430

Re: Gamestop?

suomalainen wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:42 pm
Sorry to be technical at you Dave, but that isn't considered collective action under the law.
Okay, technical is fine, that's sort of what I was after. I didn't realize you were addressing the question as a lawyer in this domain.
by IlliniDave
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gamestop?
Replies: 189
Views: 9430

Re: Gamestop?

My point re: hedge fund structure is that hedge fund investors are not "doing" anything. What they are doing is turning over their money to be managed collectively as a larger, more influential pool of assets, which is then put to use doing things that aren't universally perceived as cric...
by IlliniDave
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gamestop?
Replies: 189
Views: 9430

Re: Gamestop?

@ID - hedge funds are not "pools of investors acting in unison". A hedge fund is structured as a limited partnership. Each investor (pension funds, endowments, sovereign wealth, insurance companies, HNW individuals) is a limited partner in that hedge fund/limited partnership. The controll...