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  1. How many countries have you driven a car in?

    How many countries (or overseas territories) have you driven a car in? Did you ever have to get an international drivers license? Have you ever gotten stopped by the police abroad? Which did you...
  2. One of the reasons I did not jump in early was...

    One of the reasons I did not jump in early was that I wanted to see what side effects might develop as more people got the shots. My wife has a PhD in Medicine as well as her MD, so she has done a...
  3. Have you had a Covid vaccine? Which one?

    Covid vaccines have been in the news recently on many fronts. Have you gotten one? and which one?

    I got mine and chose Johnson and Johnson. Part of my reasoning was upcoming travel and the...
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    Sorry to hear of the flood problem, Frank. We...

    Sorry to hear of the flood problem, Frank. We have some areas in our town that flood from hurricanes, tropical storms and even extended thunderstorms, but fortunately, our house is on the highest...
  5. My first international travel post-Covid

    I am on my first international trip since the coronavirus pandemic hit, two weeks to eastern Europe, and it has been both interesting and challenging. I found quite a number of airport businesses...
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    I have had a neighbor die early on with Covid, as...

    I have had a neighbor die early on with Covid, as well as a political colleague. They were both put on a ventillator way too early, and never came off of it. Both of their wives also got it but...
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    Six months later, this situation is not changing...

    Six months later, this situation is not changing much. The major bullion brokers have a very narrow range of inventory of bulk US silver coins compared to what they have had in the past, and the...
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    We are back using our OBX timeshare again this...

    We are back using our OBX timeshare again this year, and enjoying our 4th. Good weather so far, but the tropical storm is expected to pass by Thursday. The fireworks last night were the best we...
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    I split between gold and silver and buy on the...

    I split between gold and silver and buy on the dips. Gold had a dip recently, and I managed to find a supply of Austrian gold ducats to buy. My gold is in historic European gold coins that have a...
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    There are two of them on North Carolina's Outer...

    There are two of them on North Carolina's Outer Banks, one at the south end and one near the north end. Our timeshare sits about midway between them, but it is a lot easier to use the Whalebone...
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    So far, the premiums on gold are not as bad as...

    So far, the premiums on gold are not as bad as silver, but silver is the metal most people think has the most potential gain. I think part of what is driving demand is fear of what might happen to...
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    Had some funds I was not expecting yet come in...

    Had some funds I was not expecting yet come in today and wanted to put it in gold or silver while the market is in a dip. Now my source for German gold, that I just bought from, is out, and I could...
  13. Thread: Free VPN

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    Free VPN

    I have been thinking about adding a VPN, virtual private network, for security for a while but every one I saw had a fee. I recently discovered one that is free. It is the VPN from ProtonMail. ...
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    I like actual coins, rather than bars or bullion...

    I like actual coins, rather than bars or bullion coins, but the premium over spot on US coins has jumped a lot recently. I have found Canadian silver coins can be bought for less premium over spot...
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    This has to be a painful period for a country...

    This has to be a painful period for a country whose economy is so dependent on tourism.
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    Back when I was still exchanging timeshares, this...

    Back when I was still exchanging timeshares, this was one on my wish list for summer but it never came up. I guess it is much like the OBX where most summer owners use their weeks instead of...
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    Back when I was still exchanging timeshares, this...

    Back when I was still exchanging timeshares, this was one on my wish list for summer but it never came up. I guess it is much like the OBX where most owners use their weeks instead of exchanging.
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    This is continuing. Here is the inventory of two...

    This is continuing. Here is the inventory of two prominent precious metal dealers as to the stock of the most popular and common European coins. On both, EVERYTHING is sold out and it has been this...
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    Proof sets value is not that linked to the silver...

    Proof sets value is not that linked to the silver content of several of the coins. It is more the numismatic value.

    I am seeing the shortages gradually get worse of both popular gold and silver...
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    shortage of physical gold and silver

    The US mint and a couple of foreign mints have announced they will not likely be able to meet the demand this year for gold and silver bullion products. This is an indicator of the demand for...
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    Very often your HOA can suggest an attorney local...

    Very often your HOA can suggest an attorney local to the area where the timeshare is located.

    In many states, it is a criminal offense for someone to charge money for drafting a deed if they are...
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    Their name sounds like they are handling closings...

    Their name sounds like they are handling closings between a buyer and seller, but their website makes it look like they are resellers of weeks that they own or list.
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    I have enjoyed Virginia historic sites since...

    I have enjoyed Virginia historic sites since first visiting them as a child, but the attitude of the current governor toward their state's rich history now puts a bad taste in my mouth. Politization...
  24. Thanks. These exit companies screw over people...

    Thanks. These exit companies screw over people all the time. Many member-run resorts will take back weeks as deed backs in many circumstances if people just call them. The exit companies charge...
  25. Thanks. These exist companies screw over people...

    Thanks. These exist companies screw over people all the time. Many member-run resorts will take back weeks as deed backs in many circumstances if people just call them. The exit companies charge...
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