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Tue Apr 8

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PosFCF replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:19 AM

Re: Today's NY Times

- The expansion of the Fed's balance sheet is not leading to rampant
inflation and can not do so unless and until the money supply explodes.
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I would argue that the money supply has already exploded

But...but...but...
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Mon Apr 7

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:36 PM

Re: How to tap retirement accounts

The ACA subsidy can be significant. It may be advantageous to draw down taxable (non-retirement) accounts rather than generating taxable income by withdrawing from a retirement account.

On the other side of the equation, if one is [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:59 AM

Re: Today's NY Times

mungofitch

Thank you for supplying your data source. It appears from reading their paper by Barnett, updated in 2013 that their methodology conflates earnings on money (i.e adjusting for interest rates) with the amount of money being [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:32 AM

Re: Another IRA question

The OP didn't ask, nor did he indicate whether taxes were withheld, but if taxes were withheld then what impact does that have on the amount recharacterized in order for the net tax liability to be zero?

Poz

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PosFCF replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:26 AM

Re: Today's NY Times

Darn, missed this in pre-posting proof reading....not enough coffee!

so I used that as the ending number and lopped 3 zeroes off of the beginning number on the spreadsheet.

Should have indicated 2 zeroes lopped off, [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:20 AM

Re: Today's NY Times

mungofitch

Money supply growth is the thing to watch, and it has been 'orrible.
US divisia M4 is up 3.7% since December 2008. Not 3.7% a year, 3.7% total.
If you prefer divisia M3, it's up 11.2%, a whopping 2.08%/year in 5.2
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Sun Apr 6

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:09 PM

Re: Chartwatchers is bearish

However, Chartwatchers has turned bearish,....

I am not personally a "technical" investor, but it doesn't hurt to look at the charts. My doubts often come from the rather arbitrary-looking lines drawn by the
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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:05 PM

Re: Disruptive learning

I am taking College Algebra ......

That brought a flashback to the time I went back to Junior College at the age of 30. I had to take College Algebra and College Trigonometry because I never had Algebra II or Trig in high school (they [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Mining and Metals board. 6:06 PM

Re: Secret Service Launches Probe of Tulving Co.

Authorities said the business defrauded clients out of more than $40 million. Tulving settled with the FTC in 1992 and agreed to pay $1.3 million.
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Where can I get that kind of deal?


Wall Street [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:07 PM

Re: slip-sliding toward a new world currency

They want to strictly control the value of their currency (currently it is undervalued)...

By what metric? Other currencies?

If so, this may be a case of cup half full. Why couldn't the other currencies be [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:16 AM

Re: Voter ID ruling

In 2012, nearly 7 million ballots were cast in the general and two primary elections. Of those 6,947,317 ballots, the state Board of Elections said 121 alleged cases of voter fraud were referred to the appropriate district attorney's [more]

Sat Apr 5

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PosFCF replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:08 AM

Re: Canada's tar baby

If you had to make the choice (and someone does) would you go for renewables (and make a temperature difference of, say a hundredth of a degree) or nat gas and make electricity available to 70 million more people?

The answer is.....it [more]

Fri Apr 4

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PosFCF replied to the Mining and Metals board. 10:13 AM

Re: Lakeshore Gold (LSG)

Lakeshore Gold reports 1Q preliminary numbers:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/lake-shore-gold-produces-44-22...

Not too shabby!

Poz
(who [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:59 AM

Re: Canada's tar baby

Why would a government lead its people to be poorer than they could be? Sounds like it would lead to a change in government.

The founding fathers based the Republic, in part, on the notion that the journalistic community would [more]

Thu Apr 3

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PosFCF replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:28 PM

Re: vegetarians

If people committed to eating only free range animals that they hunted rather than farmed, it would solve the problem

In part because there would be so many hunters that they'd probably kill off more of themselves than the [more]

Wed Apr 2

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PosFCF replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:56 AM

Re: OT: more "protected free speech"

The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down current limits on the total amount individual donors can make to political campaigns.

The best government money can buy is just going to get more bought.

Poz

Tue Apr 1

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PosFCF replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:17 PM

Re: The discomfort of truth

Not if you can show where the reasoning is false.

Still either a self-delusional or disingenuous response. There is no reasoning that you can accept that can change your mind once you have adopted determinism as the model. As I said, [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:43 PM

Re: The discomfort of truth

But I would be quite open to being proven wrong.

Isn't that either disingenuous or self-delusional considering your stated belief that you can't change your mind consciously? Either you will or won't change your mind, but arguments [more]

Mon Mar 31

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PosFCF posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:00 PM

Think you work hard?

I make it a point to listen to several of the FT podcasts each week. One of my favorites is the commentary by Lucy Kellaway on their "Listen to Lucy" episode.

This week's commentary was entitled: Think you work hard? Bet you [more]

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PosFCF replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:29 AM

Re: The discomfort of truth

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What is the difference between having free will and being an automaton, in your opinion?


I can't believe you actually got someone to answer that tar-baby. :)


Given the responses I've gotten in the past, [more]

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