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Covid 4/1: Vaccine Passports

Found it. 

https://www.census.gov/dmd/www/pdf/afs38.txt

"1980: Armed with a search warrant authorizing them to seize census documents, four FBI agents enter the Census Bureau's Colorado Springs office.  No confidential information is ever released because a census worker holds off the agents until her superiors resolve the issue with the FBI."

Covid 4/1: Vaccine Passports
  1. "Can anyone think of an example of where such information was created, and the government was respectful of our rights and didn’t check it whenever they felt like it? Anyone?"

    I'm not sure if this is exactly the sort of example you're looking for, but if I recall, the Census Bureau refused to divulge personal information to the President, even when federal agents showed up at their office and threatened to arrest them. I may be misremembering though, because now I can't find the story with a quick search. Perhaps someone else knows what I'm talking about. 
Buying a house and making friends in unexpected places

Interesting. Care to elaborate? Why don't more people do this? 

Open, Free, Safe: Choose Two

Examples of "Free, safe, not open" would be private communities, such as the r/Lawyers subreddit, where only actual lawyers are granted access. 

Covid 2/25: Holding Pattern

What do you think of the John Hopkins tracker? 

Reasonable ways for an average LW retail investor to get upside risk?

I was also wondering about this. 

The economists behind Lifecycle Investing suggest deep ITM SPY LEAPS. This works as leverage in an IRA or similar account. 

I also like to use a little bit of margin and I prefer to keep as much money as I can in my Interactive Brokers account, with the idea that I can use the margin loan in lieu of an emergency fund or other savings. 

Covid 2/18: Vaccines Still Work

Hi, I'm new here. Thanks for doing this. 

First of all, what are your rules? I notice it says here, "Norm Enforcing - I try to enforce particular rules", but with no elaboration. 

Anyway, I was wondering about rapid testing. Isn't it rather inaccurate? 

Making Vaccine

>The charity that there is room for is along the lines of "Maybe the line about misinformation was an uncharitable paraphrase rather than a direct quote"

For what it's worth, it was a direct quote, and the entirety of the ban message, other than a link to the comment. 

Notes on Frugality

Thanks for writing this. I am interested in this sort of thing. 

Sometimes I hear people say expenses tend to be more. To what degree is this generalizable? 

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