brucedoe

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Sun Dec 4

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:07 AM

Re: CA bullet train authority shrinks

Jeff

Just a case of Not Invented Here.

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:04 AM

Re: OT:Hemispheric Global Warming?

Actually, the volcanic gas that has the greatest effect is sulfur dioxide that is converted in part to Sulfuric Acid aerosols that have a cooling effect on climate along with particulates. ( [more]

Fri Dec 2

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:30 PM

Re: OT:Hemispheric Global Warming?

hound

The idea of trees is well known. I have been out of the climate business for 20 yrs, but I recall that a company in building a new power plant (Mayb Vermont) grew a large number of trees in Central America to absorb the carbon [more]

Mon Nov 28

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 11:36 AM

Re: Psa-e

ears

Actually, it is REIT preferreds that are perpetual. Most bank preferreds, in my experience, do have maturity dates. The also are not cumulative and can go 5 yrs of not paying their dividends, but it has to be made up at maturity. these [more]

Sat Nov 26

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:29 PM

U.S. Interest Rates Trhough Time

I have been intriqued by a chart of U.S. interest rates through time (http://stopcontinentaldrift.blogspot.com/2016/11/interest-ra...) that shows that the [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:16 PM

Re: Fertility Rates Keep Dropping

JLC

You are quite correct in general. Just about the best way to dampen fertility rates is to make people wealthy.

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:13 PM

Re: Fertility Rates Keep Dropping

solaere

Are you taking into account the development of technology? I think the problem is not that we won't have enough laborers, but how are they going to support themselves as they a made obsolete. One thing proposed is the minimum [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 9:01 PM

Re: Psa-e

buyandwin

I wonder how you are going about things. You really don't have to make ends meet with SS and common stocks or preferred stocks. The point is , how long can you last by drawing down your assets? For example, I take out about [more]

Mon Nov 21

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:08 AM

Re: currency Stuff

I'd be careful about planning for a big infrastructure program. Obama wanted to do $200 billion worth and couldn't get congress to go along. Remember that Trump is a deal maker so his trillion dollar infrastructure program, though needed, is [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:56 AM

Re: Health crises, Macroeconomic roots

Wendy

I think there is a difference between "habit forming" and "addiction." I have taken the pain killer Tramadol (now a controlled substance) for about a decade that is not habit forming (in fact I sometimes forget to [more]

Fri Nov 18

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:49 PM

Re: AntiVirus Nod32, Kaspersky, Norton, McAfee

I use Trend Micro Maximum Security for what it is worth and have had no problems since I started using it about a year ago. Before that I had lots of problems and had to wipe the hard disk and start over severeal times. Trend Micro is [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:42 PM

Re: McDonalds Tech

This thread has gone on so long that I can't remember if I posted before that I don't care if I'm handed my hamburger by a person or a robot. Come to think about it, I don't go to McDonalds any more at all.

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Tue Nov 15

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:20 PM

Decline In New Startups

The WSJ had an interesting little article on the decline in new startups since 1977(39 years). The most recent step down occurred about 2005, well before the Great Recession. Emmployment in new startups has, of course, declined as well.

To [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:15 PM

Re: Strange Paste Doing Copying

Well, yes, I often do right click for pdfs I have been downloading. I'll see if the same problem occurs in right clicking (save as). I also don't know if the problem is only with Chrome. Why I should get some strange message for True Key when [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:41 PM

Re: Revenge of the Deplorables

When it comes to Norway and language, it is much more complicated than impied in this discussion. They were occupied by Denmark for a long time and Norwegian gravitated to be so much like Danish that they could understand each other speaking their [more]

Sun Nov 13

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 5:34 PM

Re: Preferred REITS

Value

I take out $20-25 thousand a YEAR that includes dividends earned but principal too.

There are years like 2014, when my capital gain offsets my extractions, but lately what I withdraw exceeds the capital gains plus dividends by [more]

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

Re: XOM worse off than I imagined

Denny

In the U.S. it is normal that you may own the surface land on which to build a house or other building or graze animals, etc., but you do not own the mineral rights underneath the surface. In fact if some oil company or mineral mining [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:13 PM

Re: Revenge of the Deplorables

MarkR

I'm afraid you don't have Norway quite right. Strategic industries are government run. In addition to oil that you mention, they also subsidize iron ore mining because they think they need some for national defense even though [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:54 PM

Strange Paste Doing Copying

Sometime when I block in a passage and do Ctrl-C and then past using Ctrl-V, I don't get what I copied but I get:

[Window Title]
Intel Security True Key

[Main Instruction]
Intel Security True Key has stopped [more]

Sat Nov 12

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:50 PM

Re: Hypersonic Flight Is Coming

tim

You are right that the US. killed commercial supersonic flight. I always wanted to take the Concord one way or from England, but the price always kept ahead of me.

It was hard to justify the time the Concord cost $1,700 one way [more]

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