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  1. Not a bad idea at all. some of those premiums are pretty high looking
  2. Has anyone seen this film: http://magnitskyact.com/
  3. Don't know if this was posted here before, but here's Jamie Dimon on bitcoin: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-13/jamie-dimon-lasts-one-day-on-his-vow-to-not-talk-about-bitcoin I happen to agree with him. He completely understands how fiat currencies work, and how currencies MUST go hand in hand with governments and sovereign state power.
  4. This was entertaining: https://www.thebeaverton.com/2017/03/lotto-649-commercial-features-dream-owning-1-bedroom-condo-toronto/
  5. If you look at all previous empires in recent centuries, they're still around and most of them became regular old first and more rarely second world countries -- UK, Japan, Spain, France, Turkey, etc. The big problem though, at least historically, is that the big shift from them being empires to no longer being empires required major wars to be fought out.
  6. The cost of climate change is like an ultimate economic externality. I'd argue that cost is already large and getting larger, it's just being paid by others.
  7. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4254681996_27b1ed7ff0.jpg
  8. We had a semi-Indian wedding, can't remember how many people it was. Anyway, we spent about $10K on it, including a week stay at 2 rental houses on the beach for close family. And we got $9K or so back in wedding gifts. As in checks/cash in envelopes. If we did it right, we could have made money on our wedding. :) Not sure if checks in envelopes is a cultural thing though and not as widely practiced in more traditional American/Caucasian weddings.
  9. When the "free country acting to protect its citizens" is operating flying killer robot drones to terrorize women and children of a land half a world away, you gotta stop and ask yourself -- "are we the bad guys?". "Are we the Death Star?" "Are we the ultimate terrorists?"
  10. I wonder if it would have been more expensive with a house already removed.
  11. For what it's worth, 5 years ago I took a look at his VIC ideas (assuming michael99 is him), and most didn't work out well in the end. http://www.cornerofberkshireandfairfax.ca/forum/general-discussion/learning-from-michael-burry/msg54757/#msg54757
  12. Even that's not simple though. Vanguard alone offers way more than one. As of January 2016, which index fund should I choose -- S&P or Emerging Markets? And that's just two options.
  13. Yes, I bought myself a used Camry a few months ago, very happy with the purchase.
  14. Wow, that thread was started January 8, 2011. Almost 5 years in, ALS is down 13% in CAD terms, while CAD itself is down another 25% on top of that.
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