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On the Hard

Member Since 19 Nov 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2014 04:05 AM

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In Topic: Liv Tyler

22 July 2014 - 04:06 AM

Gotta say the only reason I would pass on Liv or Phoebe for that matter, is that I'm married and don't need that kind of problem in my life. If I were single, I would be willing to stoop far, far lower than that! (just being honest here.)

In Topic: Is only using a mainsail a good thing for starters?

22 July 2014 - 03:49 AM

It's nice to see people with experience pitching in here. For me, I used to sail a J24 with main alone. Also with jib alone. Both worked just fine, but that is the boat. I used to sail a 1/4 Ton Ranger 23 (very short boom main) and it didn't like either one! (Although sailing out of the dock on main alone was workable) Glad to have a new sailor and the site. Let us know how it is going!

In Topic: Backin' up the fuckin' truck

09 July 2014 - 09:30 PM

So if CS isn't Wes, how come I never see him post anymore? I can't believe the Barf Bitch has found something better to do with his time, because if so....


what does that say about me?

So seriously, why the FUK do you want to ask a bunch of sailors what they think of the commodities market? I have clients in managed futures strategies that can (obviously) be short or long and they have had a really really tough time of it the past few years. I bought a 2% position in SLV early this year because I really thought it had fallen too far. WRONG! I've added modestly to it since and have no trouble waiting it out, but that was certainly not a well timed trade.

So whether the stock market or commodities or even bonds, the question starts with what is your risk tolerance and time horizon? If you just want to bet on something, go to an online gaming site. You'd save money in the long run.

Right now I like the valuations of about 10% of the market, 30% is OK for the long term but no great value, and 60% is downright unappealing. We're way overdue for a market correction, so keep that in mind.

Now where is that fukwit who claimed to have perfectly timed the market the last time one of these threads came around?

In Topic: jc175528 - knock it the fack off

09 July 2014 - 01:59 PM

OK. Blah Blah, etc. ad infinitum

What I really want to know, CS....or whomever.....is the significance and/or source of your avatar. Looks familiar but data that old (in my head) gets corrupted and I can't match it up

In Topic: What's the Spouse Think You're Doing??

09 July 2014 - 01:52 PM

She's right here next to me. I went to an alumni function tonight, had a glass of wine and gave away $20K, came home and played blues for an hour or so, now to bed.  Life is good.

Some people might think that was bragging, but I've read enough of your posts to know that is not even on your radar screen. So I will just say congratulations on being successful enough to provide meaningful support to an institution you obviously care a lot about. And good for you for actually following through. Lots of people think about it, want to do it, and never do. It takes guts to turn loose of that much cash.