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Food Storage / Re: Ramen Noodles
« Last post by Redman on Today at 02:49:07 AM »
Cheap fixin's. I used to pay $1 for 7 pkg. now it's getting expensive $1 for 5 pkg. I always bought by the case of 24. I need to start making kimchi again, that stuff isn't cheap. I had to pay $11 for a half gallon a couple weeks ago.
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Hello TSP!
I am a long time listener but haven't really popped in the forums very often. 

Anyway, I am just beginning a journey into trying to get back to property ownership.  After a divorce that left me nearly penniless, I am finally rebuilding my life to something more like human and I am desperate to get back into property ownership.  Problem is, I am currently living and working in California!  To be fair, I live in the north state which is truly gorgeous, however and as always, the people really screw a place up. 

I am looking at getting property in Washington State and I was hoping to get some feedback from people who have experience in the eastern part.  I am hoping to stay in property management after I find a property, so i would need to be within 30 minutes drive to a major city.  With that in mind, I have been looking to the rural area's outside of Spokane.  Property in this area is not only radically better priced than any California counterpart, but the state also has radically less people to go on a screw up the state rampage!  At least I hope that is the case.

What are the building codes like (looking to homestead with either a small house or do alternative housing)
What are good fruits and veggies that grow well in the region?
Is the job market decent in the Spokane area?
What is the eastern states culture like?
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Well I pulled the trigger pun intended bought the ar platform in 300 blackout pics to follow.  They are very nice and knowledgeable.  Each gun comes with a one on one class with the owner to show begainers how to breakdown a rifle and basic knowledge and some shooting.  Can’t wait to send some lead down range.
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Interesting, if not really surprising.  Given the Wal-mart pay structure, I'm not sure the guy stacking the shelves would vote in sync with most of the executives. 
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There may be much truth there, but there are some locations that are so impoverished, a steady gig stocking shelves is a very desirable. Hard to say if Jim-Bob earning min. wage will vote along company lines, or differently.

You mean the Jim-Bob who can't get more than 20 hours at their Walmart place of employment because Walmart doesn't want to pay insurance and benefits?

“It found that a single Walmart Supercenter cost taxpayers between $904,542 and $1.75 million per year, or between $3,015 and $5,815 on average for each of 300 workers.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/amp/

https://www.disabled-world.com/editorials/guilty.php


Walmart for instance only pays half their disabled workers wages, which is 20-34 hrs a week so they do not have to pay benefits. The other half comes from US taxpayers in the form of substancies.

Think all those medical companies are probably doing the same thing?

Cedar

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I can’t disagree with any of that.
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I suspect the number of non-fractional owners worldwide, who still control their keys, is less than 5 million.

It certainly seems that way... and that's why I'm not necessarily on board the, "this is tulips in the Netherlands in 1600s, GET OUT NOW!!! AHHHH!" train of doom and gloom.

If the whales are fully committed to playing the long game with Bitcoin, this could go on for quite some time due to the ability to divide Bitcoin into such tiny fractions.

The number of users/vendors looking to do business in full coins is doing to dwindle (if it hasn't already), but the number of users who just want to buy .000001 or less coins is pretty much infinite.



It also seems that the majority of the "whales" have two things common:

1) They are invested in not just becoming rich, but also in seeing Bitcoin become universally accepted.

2) They have very deep pockets which gives them unprecedented ability to manipulate the market... which isn't anywhere near as fluid/open/organic as it appears on paper due to the things I pointed out in my earlier post.


While I'm not in any way suggesting these whales are being altruistic (I'm sure every one of them has already hedged their initial investment and regardless of what happens will walk away a winner), I also don't think that they are your typical "rational" investors who are going to pump and dump.

A rational investor would have flipped their $11,000,000 investment that is now worth over a billion dollars by now. They would have done it long ago if their end game was just to become filthy rich. The fact that the Winklevoss' and Nakamoto's of the world aren't dumping leads me to believe that they are trying to go out of their way to see Bitcoin succeed in what most of us would view as an irrational way.

If the entities that own 75% or so of the industry are all on board to continuing the charade... it's possible to see sustained "growth" for years to come.

It's also possible that one of the early adopters decides to dump everything and buy their own island(s), and Bitcoin plummets tomorrow. If that was going to happen though... one could argue it would have happened a few weeks ago when the exponential increases were being reported almost hourly ($10000 to 12000 to 17000 in a span of days/hours, instead of weeks/year). The fact that it didn't plummet at that point moves it out of the "beanie baby/tulips in Netherland" territory and into something different.

What that ultimately is? I'm not sure, and I don't think anyone else does either.
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I suspect the number of non-fractional owners worldwide, who still control their keys, is less than 5 million.
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I'm surprised Amazon isn't on there yet.

Seems like they have fulfillment centers popping up everywhere these days.
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All true.  But it’s still called the 21 million club if you want to google it.

I just wanted it to sound even more exclusive  8)
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Food Storage / Re: Ramen Noodles
« Last post by Stwood on Yesterday at 01:59:41 PM »
We've never bought it that I can remember.
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