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Belleoffreedom 2 points ago +2 / -0

nice enthusiasm, no topic

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Belleoffreedom 1 point ago +1 / -0

For the part of my portfolio that is supposed to protect against inflation, I rely on "value" stocks -- great companies with great management and some sort of recognizable ability to continue to make money in the future. They seem to be floating up on all that printed money. MMM, AAPL, ADM, GIS, PG, PFE.

Also Financials, because those bastards are poised to profit on anything that happens, and some of them are pouring into crypto, which they will then graciously allow us plebes to buy, on their terms: GS, JPM.

That's my theory, anyway.

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Belleoffreedom 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's not a Tesla competitor, that's a pump-and-dump scheme.

Consult the John DeLorean story for a look at how hard it is to set up a new car company, even with technology that you already understand.

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Belleoffreedom 2 points ago +2 / -0

Another point is that all-volunteer organizations tend to be weak (everybody has their day jobs) so they don't necessarily accomplish as much as one that is set up to get a lot done.

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Belleoffreedom 1 point ago +1 / -0

'Way back in the '80s, I had a friend who jabbered incessantly about his parents, who parked their savings in rental properties, and since his dad was an engineer, used sweat equity to keep them up. According to my friend, his parents were just not hip to the Current Market, because they could leverage those properties, buy a lot more of them. Instead, they made sure the rents covered the mortgages, and kept some cash on hand.

Then came the housing crash, when whole suburbs went back to the bank, and many thousands of people left town. Suddenly, he was talking about how smart his parents were, because they avoided the dangers of over-leveraging. ...

I've seen 'way too many Black Swan events, to imagine that we will not have any more of them.

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Belleoffreedom 1 point ago +1 / -0

You mean, symbolism like the stuff printed on our currency? As in the back side of the US one dollar bill?

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Belleoffreedom 2 points ago +2 / -0

I just opened a TD Ameritrade account because Raymond James won't let me buy pot stocks except from their own little list of ETFs and crypto not at all, and JP Morgan, which has recently bought a boatload of crypto for itself, won't let me buy either crypto or small caps.

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Belleoffreedom 2 points ago +2 / -0

I just mentioned that Disney has a line of cookbooks based on at least Marvel Comics and Star Wars.

I think they are trying to astroturf a new Cabbage Patch Kids or Beanie Babies phenomenon.

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Belleoffreedom 2 points ago +2 / -0

Barnes & Noble is carrying Marvel cookbooks based on their comics. I saw a Deadpool and Star Wars. So, no, Disney at least will not be producing better movies.

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Belleoffreedom 9 points ago +9 / -0

Different group. This is the group that denies political organizations their tax-exempt status based on their Party connections.

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Belleoffreedom 4 points ago +4 / -0

IRS asked last year whether any taxpayers engaged in any acquisition of crypto (including the teenie intro amounts that are give-aways).

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Belleoffreedom 1 point ago +1 / -0

This is the same story as Richard Cory.

As far as I can tell, mild poverty in early life builds resilience.

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Belleoffreedom 1 point ago +1 / -0

This is the first story I've seen of a suicide due to the COVID crash.

My whole portfolio took a nosedive, and the promptly bounced back. This was so much better than 2007-2008.

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Belleoffreedom 3 points ago +3 / -0

That is actually doable.

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Belleoffreedom 1 point ago +1 / -0

They make it all sound so rational and profit-driven. A sliver of the story.

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Belleoffreedom 1 point ago +1 / -0

Is that a serious question? This is one of several places involved in a big money controversy, and disrupting the community, distracting it and getting us to fight amongst ourselves works to the advantage of some very rich people who think they are entitled to rule us.

It's been going on for years. The service is available to whoever will pay.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3440721-337535680-Full-David-Brock-Confidential-Memo-on.html

https://www.scribd.com/document/337455840/David-Brock-s-Share-Blue-Plan-To-Delegitimize-Trump

I am sure there is more than one group pulling this nonsense.

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Belleoffreedom 1 point ago +3 / -2

If this is the TOS I think it is, why bother? It's a paper trade. Am I missing something?

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Belleoffreedom 5 points ago +5 / -0

Aw, c'mon, this is spectacular.

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Belleoffreedom 1 point ago +1 / -0

I remember when Two-X was fun, and funny. Reddit has a way of ruining its subs. First they silenced the men.....

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Belleoffreedom 5 points ago +5 / -0

We shouldn't be looking at using trivialities to force companies to comply with some lunatic's idea of symmetry.

Female, here, and a chemist. Ya wanna know where the discrimination is? In the Liberal Arts. Male scientists are generally objective and very decent about having women around.

And where is it routine for the higher-ups to be literally fucking the hired help, both male and female? That, my friend, is theater, movies and politics.

The Social Justice Warriors are free to criticize the engineers, programmers, chemists, physicists and mathematicians AFTER they clean up Hollywood and DC.

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Belleoffreedom 0 points ago +1 / -1

The LGB just all might be part of the normal human spectrum for sexual response. That is, like right-and-left handedness, a small number of people are just a little bit different.

The T, though, appears to be some sort of delusional illness, a deep dissatisfaction with one's body, that is similar to other delusions (concrete head, glass body, need to blind one's self or cut off a limb).

The desire for mood-altering drugs and cosmetic surgery as a solution to disappointment in one's body is not something a reasonable doctor should indulge.

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Belleoffreedom 0 points ago +1 / -1

Gee, there are two posts right together from an OP with Joos-on-the-brain and nothing useful to contribute.

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