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Draggon replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:37 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

Albaby, you have a remarkable amount of patience.

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Wed Sep 17

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Draggon replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 9:48 AM

Re: Great Series that Got Really Bad

The Piers Anthony Xanth series is a good example of one I simply outgrew.

Was going to mention that one as well - just couldn't make myself read any more after a certain point in my life.

Wild Cards

This one [more]

Thu Sep 11

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Draggon replied to the Great Movies board. 11:39 AM

Re: New "Batmobile"

OK, I get that, but the "car" is still ridiculous.

If Albaby is correct (and I have no reason to doubt it as I've done very minimal looking into this movie so far), then the car is actually a pretty accurate depiction of the [more]

Tue Sep 9

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Draggon replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:40 PM

Re: Make your kid rich for $1 a day !!

Yes, that's correct. There is no reason for people to save for retirement.

w00t! I read it on the internet!

Couldn't be bothered to read the rest of your message after seeing this bit... ;)

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Draggon posted to the Atheist Fools board. 6:46 AM

Google Today

Be sure to visit www.google.com today. They've got a short animation for Leo Tolstoy's 186th birthday, but regardless of whether you're a fan or not, the animation is really nice technically and [more]

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Draggon replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:37 AM

Re: History actually made interesting

Speaking of which, here's one on TED.

Okay, I admit I followed the link mostly to see what your idea of a Hot & Young mathematician was (and I agree, btw), but the talk held me and was actually quite interesting. The sex tie-ins [more]

Fri Sep 5

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Draggon replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:11 PM

Re: My retirement celebration!

Did it. Lovely 2.4-mile swim, hot and very windy 112 miles on the bike, and a beautiful night sky with the moon shining down on the ocean for the marathon

Nicely done, sir!

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Draggon replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:04 PM

Re: More than a little freaked out right now...

Rather than freak out, figure out how to afford to insulate 'you and yours' from the increasing downside of global overpopulation.

I can appreciate that. Freaking out was my first reaction. :)

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Draggon replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:47 PM

Re: More than a little freaked out right now...

I love you, Loren! :) I feel much better now.

I'm diggin' the nickname "Exponential Al". I think the things that got me a bit rattled were his credentials, his delivery, but even moreso the timing of that Guardian article in [more]

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Draggon replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:31 PM

Re: More than a little freaked out right now...

Might as well leave both where they were.

LoL! I wonder the same kind of thing around xmas-time. Why don't we all just trade $20 bills and make it less stressful?

Thu Sep 4

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Draggon posted to the Atheist Fools board. 9:47 PM

More than a little freaked out right now...

Off and on over the years, I've wondered about inflation and how, for example, the price of a loaf of bread could continue to go up for so long that someday it would cost $100. The normal response is that everything, including our earnings, goes up, [more]

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Draggon posted to the Atheist Fools board. 3:29 PM

Put Another Tick in the Win Column

Court rules against gay marriage bans in Indiana, Wisconsin

http://wishtv.com/2014/09/04/court-rules-against-gay-marriag...

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Draggon replied to the Retirement Investing board. 8:17 AM

Re: Retirement Planning Advise

Yeah, I can explain everything.

:)

Thanks for expanding on your thoughts and providing some useful tips. Love your writing style - no beating around the bush sprinkled with a healthy dose of curmudgeoness... [more]

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Draggon replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:59 AM

Re: Retirement Planning Advise

For some simple math, consider this scenario:

Thanks, progmtl - your brief analysis helped A LOT! and was right on target with my dissonance. Appreciated!

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Draggon replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:56 AM

Re: Retirement Planning Advise

Unfortunately, a lot of companies don't trust their employees to make wise investing decisions, so they think they can "protect" them by limiting their investment choices in their 401k to what they deem as "safe". I never [more]

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Draggon replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:47 AM

Re: Retirement Planning Advise

I'm learning a lot through this discussion, and I hope this is also proving useful for others.

Absolutely. Likely as not, there's probably plenty of similar discussion lost somewhere in the 75,000+ posts on this board, but the nature [more]

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Draggon replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:44 AM

Re: Retirement Planning Advise

To complicate matters more for you, Rayvt never mentions the Roth 401k in his posts.

LoL, that's what I need is more complications! ;)

Appreciate the input, but (thankfully?) I haven't had the option of a Roth 401k at [more]

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Draggon replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:40 AM

Re: Retirement Planning Advise

Thanks for the generous reply, IP! This post gave me a lot of fodder to cogitate on.

Our age group has dealt with so much transition in retirement accounts that has led to confusion. Honestly, between work, family and learning to invest [more]

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Draggon replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:23 AM

Re: Retirement Planning Advise

I had an AHA! moment earlier this year when thinking about retiring early... Since this is a personal question, you would have to work your numbers and explore the possibilities.

Exactly - still living in my AHA! moment! [more]

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Draggon replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:20 AM

Re: Retirement Planning Advise

Sounds like you may just need a little review of IRA and 401K advantages and disadvantages. May I recommend heading over to Wikipedia and reviewing what they have to say about IRAs and 401ks.

Appreciate the reply, 1WF, but I [more]

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