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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:26 PM

Re: A Zero Bagger

In the context that timing is as important as specific choices (snippets from my portfolio):

Alibaba.............+35.47%
Bidu................+13.85%
Tencent Holdings....+25.53%
Jardine Matheson....+10.38% (well, sort of Chinese [more]

Sun Aug 28

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:33 PM

Re: US: Hands off taxing our corporations

I travel "a bit". One of the universal beefs I hear - whether in the US, the UK, the Euro Zone - heck, just about everywhere, is people who say that multinational companies are avoiding paying appropriate taxes for business done within [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 6:01 PM

Cost of travel in other countries

I've noticed instances where Australians and Europeans pay more for some forms of travel than those in the US.

Given that there are a number of ways to use proxies, etc., to appear as you are at a remote location a thought hit this rock [more]

Sat Aug 27

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:05 PM

Re: Why drug makers offer discount coupons.

Good point Wendy. Also, I feel that, since European pharmaceutical oversight is at least equivalent to ours (as are those of say, Japan, Israel and a handful of others), we should approve anything that they do without the drug companies having to go [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:22 PM

Re: Why drug makers offer discount coupons.

The Epipen brouhaha has pointed to a systemic problem:

1) Patent protection is a monopoly guaranteed by the government, and, as such, the government cannot legally exert price control

2) Government insurance programs [more]

Fri Aug 26

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:37 PM

Re: ripped from the government teet

Why do we have this problem? It's because there is a valuable market for student debt instruments. The kids can't declare bankruptcy and the debt pays huge dividends because, while guaranteed, is still not as solid as some other debt [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:25 PM

Re: Yellen gives rate hike formula...

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

The Fed has, over the past few decades, given months of warning before taking interest rate action (unless their back was against the wall). It is true that they can get varying degrees of the same results that changing [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:48 AM

IPhone Users Urged to Update Software

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/technology/apple-software-...

— One of the world’s most evasive digital arms dealers is believed to [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 12:16 AM

Re: Two weeks France/Germany

Berlin for culture and Normandy for quaint.

Jeff

Thu Aug 25

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 10:29 AM

Re: New trip being cobbled together

I grew up (and still live in), what might be the busiest city ion the US (NYC). Mumbai is unimaginably busier - like on steroids:-). It is a sensory overload of colors, sounds, tastes, and so on. For me, the absolutely spectacular array of markets. [more]

Wed Aug 24

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:41 PM

Re: Coming Hyperinflation

The definition of faith is something you deeply believe in (and that some might be willing to take life or give there own up for) which is un-provable.

From a financial context, being an atheist means having no faith. Or would you rather be [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 8:46 PM

New trip being cobbled together

The final details are still up in the air, but SWMBO has told me she doesn't want to brave the snows in January and February. Believing, as usual, that anything worth doing is worth doing to excess, I'm in the process of cobbling the [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 8:22 PM

HAL throws in towel on Turkey

We're going to be on the Prinsendam for a while. Holland America previously ditched Istanbul and the rest of the Black Sea ports and turned their "Black Sea Explorer" into an Adriatic cruise. They just threw in the last of the Turkish [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:52 PM

Re: Coming Hyperinflation

I just crawled out from under my rock and tried to make head or tails of this thread. What have you guys/gals been drinking (smoking?). Sheesh!

Jeff

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:44 PM

Re: First Bank Card SCAM

I might point out that neither the letter, nor your phone conversation had anything to do with the internet.

Jeff
(Soft spot in my head ... er heart for the internet :-)

Mon Aug 22

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:21 PM

Re: OT, what Vista support?

When Vista was released, it sucked (as you pointed out, it was released without sufficient hardware support for the peripherals people were using). Whether Microsoft was responsible for the drivers or simply released the OS before it was [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:52 AM

Re: OT, what Vista support?

I neither hate nor love operating systems as opposed to cars any more than I hate or love a car because of its steering wheel. I currently use a Lenovo LaVie laptop when I travel. I chose it based on its low weight (under two pounds for a 13.5" [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:24 AM

Re: OT, what Vista support?

First of all, I wasn't the one who said that Vista was buggy. My observation was that it was not a very secure operating system from the standpoint of being connected to the "modern" internet.

Windows 10 is probably the first [more]

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