Recent content by Gravel

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    The Red Letter Media Appreciation Thread

    For shame, Chuk, for not Worfing that post. I laughed pretty hard at "is that the one with Scott Bakula."
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    Investing General Discussion

    Soon we won't have meat or gas. Just as the Great Reset calls for.
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    Investing General Discussion

    Kind of hoping the market stays red today. Seems like we haven't had a real, significant down day in forever. We've had quite a few "big" drops (2%), but they always bounce back to close down maybe 0.5% or something.
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    Investing General Discussion

    Geez, PLTR in the 18's now. Didn't think I could do much worse than AMC, but maybe I was wrong.
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    Bitcoins/Litecoins/Virtual Currencies

    The most efficient thing isn't always the best. The most efficient is definitely invest the money as you're almost guaranteed to beat whatever rate is on your mortgage. But eliminating debt and not having to worry about a place to live EVER is pretty amazing (as long as you can cover your...
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    Home buying thread

    My plan had been to buy some land and build a house, almost entirely in cash. Proceeds from our CA house for the land, and then anything we make from working in the next year to build. But with this inflation mess, I think I've decided to just mortgage as much as possible. Just doesn't make...
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    Home buying thread

    Our house sale closed yesterday. We're so close to cutting every tie to California. State taxes for 2021 will still be a thing, which sucks, but we're almost there. Hopefully we get our proceeds from the sale Monday.
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    Bitcoins/Litecoins/Virtual Currencies

    Posts like that are depressing. You're comparing investing in the ownership of a company to hitting the lottery. If you're just "putting some dollars into this Google thing" you're a completely uninformed investor. You'd be better to compare to with arbitrage, since you all keep claiming it's a...
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    Bitcoins/Litecoins/Virtual Currencies

    This is such a stupid fucking retort. You literally just said you had a whopping 20 hours of "understanding" about BTC. And then went on to "hope you become a hundred thousandaire." Let's play a hypothetical where I don't need crypto to have a 500% return to make me rich, because I already...
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    Bitcoins/Litecoins/Virtual Currencies

    I guess my point is I never see anyone putting all their money into it because they believe in the technology, it's that everyone is looking for a pay day. At least to me, it appears to be completely motivated by FOMO.
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    Bitcoins/Litecoins/Virtual Currencies

    I'm not trying to shit on anyone by saying this, but it still amuses me that the only reason anyone seems to put anything into crypto is still "it's an investment" and they're hoping to cash in. To me the whole thing still reeks of a Ponzi scheme where no one actually gives a shit about "using"...
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    Investing General Discussion

    It literally happened back in January with AMC. Right as it shot up. It essentially killed any chance of a short squeeze. But the fact that these people still think there's a shot of a GME or AMC short squeeze is crazy.
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    Epic Games Storefront - A Good Incentive for Piracy

    I completely forgot that it was going to be a survival type game originally. I was actually pretty excited for it. I remember reading that they were still going to release it, but I haven't bothered to look into it in years.
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    Investing General Discussion

    These market selloffs are a lot less exciting when you're unemployed and not putting money away anymore.
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    WandaVision

    Here's the white guy? These people are fucking ridiculous.