Check out my recent interview with Sterling Chapman (live from some classroom I commandeered at the University of Kansas... long story) on investing in single family houses, both individually and as portfolios.
I was very happy with this interview and think you'll enjoy:
...it would certainly seem that Ivermectin works. This website lists 63 studies (42 of which are peer reviewed and 31 which were randomized controlled trials) with over 23,000 patients and the vast majority of these studies say Ivermectin works for Covid. No, it's not a cure, but a very effective treatment and prophylactic.
Pierre Kory's review of 18 randomized trials on Ivermectin also seems like what someone who "follows the science" would be interested in.
Meta-analyses based on 18 randomized controlled treatment trials of ivermectin in COVID-19 have found large, statistically significant reductions in mortality, time to clinical recovery, and time to viral clearance. Furthermore, results from numerous controlled prophylaxis trials report significantly reduced risks of contracting COVID-19 with the regular use of ivermectin.
Again, I'm not a doctor but I am trying to "follow the science" so I can "trust the science." And the mechanism for why Ivermectin is effective is because it "inhibits the replication of SARS-Cov-2" as a study by Leon Caly et. al. in Antiviral Research concluded from studying Ivermectin's effects on Covid-19 in vitro.
Ivermectin is an inhibitor of the COVID-19 causative virus (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro.
Indeed, Ivermectin has been shown to be effective against several other viruses.
The data from countries that have mandated or allowed Ivermectin use for treating Covid-19 is also quite compelling. Here's the Uttar Pradesh province in India before and after Ivermectin was added to the treatment protocol:
This was true of most provinces in India with the exception of Tamil Nadu, which as The Desert Review notes,
Tamil Nadu announced they would reject Ivermectin and instead follow the dubious USA-style guidance of using Remdesivir. Knowing this, you might expect their numbers to be closer to the US, with more cases and more deaths. You would be correct. Tamil Nadu went on to lead India in COVID-19 cases.
The daily cases and deaths in Uttar Pradesh (only 4.9 percent vaccinated) fell to 26 and three. In Tamil Nadu, it was 1997 and 33. Uttar Pradesh has a population about three times larger than Tamil Nadu as well.
Peru is even more telling. Below is a chart of Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths by state. Each one is blue except Lima which is red. Lima chose not to use Ivermectin, the others chose to use it. Here are the results:
At some point, you've got to call it. Ivermectin works. It's not a cure, but if you "follow the science" and "trust the science" it certainly appears to work (even if the FDA is making ridiculous ad hominems against it).
Leave aside the fact that many lives could have been saved by using Ivermectin (and HCQ for that matter). But we're going to need it because it would certainly appear the vaccines efficacy is waning fast.
The massive surge of COVID-19 infections in Israel, one of the most vaccinated countries on earth, is pointing to a complicated path ahead for America.
This is pretty clearly starting to happen in the United States as well. So unless we're going to have a third booster and then a fourth and then a fifth ad infinitum, can we just simply start using Ivermectin? We can still do the vaccine thing (without the tyrannical mandates of course), but Ivermectin should be front in center in the treatment of Covid.
At least, it should be if you "follow the science" and "trust the science."
For the 4th straight year, Stewardship Investments has once again made the Inc. 5000 List for the fastest growing private companies. Last year we just barely made the list at #4950. This year we made back some ground and came in at #4551 (#52 for Midwest companies with 58 percent growth over the last three years).
Congrats to our entire team on a job well done! Let's make it five straight next year!
Ron Paul trended on Twitter the other day after Afghanistan fell to the Taliban. So I went to YouTube to check out his speech on the subject and it brought me back to the days when I would binge watch his interviews prior to the 2008 election. His speech on the floor of the Congress is prescient to say the least.
It's amazing that this speech was given 10 full years ago. And furthermore that it was given 10 years after the war started. Already then, in what feels like forever ago, the whole country had war weariness for the Forever War. I recommend revisiting it. (And further recommend ignoring any nonsense coming from warmongering neocons next time they want to invade a country most Americans can't find on a map.)
OK, so the name is a bit cheesy; Quack Alley (with its own website) but it is student housing around the University of Oregon (i.e. Ducks) so it makes sense I guess. But my dad and his team lead by Matt Perkins have just about completed a massive project a few blocks west of the Oregon Campus.
The development is on land that sat behind two houses, one an eight bedroom home and the other a nine bedroom home with a two bed ADU. They then bought the duplex next door to increase the number of houses they could build.
In all they were able to build six 6-bed, 6.5 bath houses and one 4-bed, 4.5 bath house on three lots that were subdivided off of the three aforementioned properties. Therefore, each of the new houses is technically a townhouse.
The homes are perfectly designed for college students with a massive kitchen and living room equipped with five flat screen TVs perfect for game day. Above are two more stories, each with three bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own bathroom so the students don't have to share what will inevitably become a disgusting bathroom with anyone else.
These houses rent for over $800/bedroom! Overall, there are seven new builds, 10 total properties, 12 units with 64 bedrooms that rent for just shy of $50,000/month. This project began several years ago and has cost a pretty penny so it's great to see it wrapping up and coming out so nicely!
A war that began when I was just 17 years old and has lasted longer than any other US war, just shy of 20 years (more than half my lifetime) is finally over.
Taliban insurgents entered the Afghanistan capital Kabul on Sunday, an interior ministry official said, as the United States evacuated diplomats from its embassy by helicopter...
Our generation's Saigon I guess. I remember reading Michael Scheuer's Imperial Hubris back in 2007 or so, some six years after the US invaded Afghanistan and, what appears to be, 13 years before we are finally about to leave. It's been quite the mess before and since. Higher ups forcing troops to ignore Bacha Bazi or the locals who went about selling most of the world's illegal opium or the vast array of other problems that came out in "The Afghanistan Papers" The Washington Post published a few years back. The Taliban is awful, obviously, but it was clear as day back in 2007 (2001 really) that a Pashtun group would rule Afghanistan in the end and the United States would follow the Soviet Union's and Great Britain's example in the "Graveyard of Empires." Scheuer's book's title was certainly apt.
Hopefully we can finally learn that nation building simply doesn't work and is exorbitantly costly in both lives and treasure. And hopefully we can learn that without the Soviet-style collapse.
(I should also note the war was fought to capture/kill Osama Bin Laden who the Taliban offered to turn over. In other words, even the invasion was unnecessary.)
I dare anyone to come up with a more useful and inspiring quote than the great one himself, Grant Cardone:
And, for what it's worth, try the hyper-inspirational quote from the legendary super entrepreneur and humble $3000/hour real estate coach, yours truly:
If you don't breath, you die.
Now go forth and reinvent your life peons!
My newest BiggerPockets article covers the same themes I went over in a blog post on this site a month ago, namely why principal paydown is such a powerful tool for real estate investors.
Principal paydown (i.e. paying down the balance of your mortgage) is only one of the IDEAL acronym advantages to real estate, but it's quite powerful as this example shows.
So for this example, we will use the following assumptions:
Overall, I think the article makes an unassailable case for how beneficial JUST principal paydown can be. And so if you add in all the other advantages, real estate is really a no-brainer.
If we ever needed a more obvious example of government incompetence, it's hard to think of one than this. (OK, it's not actually that difficult admittedly.) If we are facing an existential eviction crisis (which we are not, but that's another story), then you would think getting tenants who were behind money to pay their rent would be priority #1. And remember, the federal government has passed two stimulus bills both over a trillion dollars. $20 billion is peanuts.
And yet, despite being available for months and having more than twice as much money as is necessary to make delinquent tenants whole, only a fraction of the money has been distributed. Unbelievable.
Despite what the media has repeatedly said, there is not going to be an onslaught of evictions with millions of people thrown out on the streets now that the federal moratorium is over. Yeah, hysteria is good for business in the news media, but it's (rightfully) damaged their reputation. This is no different.
Yes, there is going to be an uptick in evictions (how could there not be?) but there will be no tsunami. The evidence just doesn't support it.
In this video, Phillip and I pick up where my article on this topic left off and go through the data to show the "eviction tsunami" is just media hysteria and little more.
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