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Old 06-04-2007, 09:54 PM   #21
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"WWII era GDP consisted of aircraft carriers, Sherman Tanks, P51s, none of which were particularly useful after Aug 1945."

What about Korea? I've seen film of F4U Corsairs fighters being uncrated after being mothballed. And my dad's air force crash boat was pulled out of storage in Japan. But more to the point, post war national debt levels were about double current levels when compared to GDP.
I wouldn't be surprised to find that lots of military posts are still using barracks built when WWII troops were being trained. I know that was still the case in 1968 when I took basic training at Ft. Campbell, KY.
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:17 AM   #22
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"WWII era GDP consisted of aircraft carriers, Sherman Tanks, P51s, none of which were particularly useful after Aug 1945."

What about Korea? I've seen film of F4U Corsairs fighters being uncrated after being mothballed. And my dad's air force crash boat was pulled out of storage in Japan. But more to the point, post war national debt levels were about double current levels when compared to GDP.
Many of the Essex class carriers made it into the 70s while the Lexington served from 1943 to 1991. See more here Essex class carrier list.

As for the Korean war, there is always the B52. It was produced from 1952 to 1962 and is not slated to be gotten rid of until 2040.
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Howard Ruffs "Survive and Win in the Inflationary 80's"
Ravi Batra "Great Depression of ?" (I forget the year)

Like picking an active manager, how do I pick the crisis to prepare for?
This is where diversification and portfolio balancing are important. You need some money in gold bars and some in weapons. Having a bomb shelter is important too. And you have to have a certain amount invested in radioactive monster repellant.
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This is where diversification and portfolio balancing are important. You need some money in gold bars and some in weapons. Having a bomb shelter is important too. And you have to have a certain amount invested in radioactive monster repellant.
Don't forget the meteorite deflector...
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Well, the issue at hand that I am concerned about is the Debt, as well as the shrinking dollar. I don't know how all of you can ignore this fact. It is staggering not only on the federal level, but with the general population as well.

I just can't close my eyes to these numbers, and I'm suprised all of you can.

Whatever problems there are, I don't think I have special knowledge about them that the rest of the market hasn't already considered and priced in.
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I expect to have to adapt to new conditions, when necessary. LBMM, even in retirement, is one example of being prepared for, instead of worrying about, an unknown future. The bad stuff won't happen all at once, it will just go down hill for longer and further than we expect, if it happens at all.
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