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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:08 PM

Re: Teaching Evolution in Kentucky

There was some guy (I believe he became a ranger at GC) who wrote a book about how the Grand Canyon was formed by the Great Flood. He got his book into the bookstore at the GC. I don't know if it's still there.

He got it in there [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:34 PM

Re: How Welfare Encourages Entrepeneurship

... do you REALLY believe that a person on food stamps or AFDC is going to climb off of the couch and start a CORPORATION?

No. But having started two small businesses myself, I am sure that people with some savings are more [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:31 PM

Re: German Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps

Odd how a device (armoured door) intended to add safety to the commercial flying business can be used as a weapon isn't it. I've always suspected that could be the case from the day the idea was first mentioned.

This is bizarre on [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:44 PM

Re: plane crash

By your argument FAUX NOISE is great because it attracts gobs of viewers, which it does. That it misinforms them apparently doesn't matter. Right? After all, they're winning the ratings war. That's what counts.
You really want to stand behind
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Goofyhoofy replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:46 PM

Re: Dividend Stocks vs Bonds

I would not buy dividend producing stocks as a replacement for bonds. The problem is that income producing stocks will also go down in a bear market (so no help with volatility) and could potentially suspend dividends at the very time when you [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:40 PM

Re: 401k's a failure for many

Just from knowing people over the years, far too many people punt and cash in parts of their 401k for various reasons.

Exactly the story of my SIL, who cashed out her retirement savings a few years ago during lean times. TIAA-CREF [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:43 PM

Re: "Inflation is always and everywhere...&

You might have understood them, but you provide little evidence of same, so it probably was much wiser for you to switch majors.

Dude, I switched majors not because economics was too hard but because broadcasting was more fun. It was [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:29 PM

Re: "Inflation is always and everywhere...&

See this little chart that clearly shows the phenomenon I'm describing - http://tinyurl.com/78owgad

I don't think your chart shows what you think it shows. I see a level government spending in [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:58 PM

Re: Done Deal: Kraft Foods Merges With Heinz

Maybe someone who knows retail food distribution can help me. I see branded products at my grocery store getting pounded by generic substitutes that flaunt trade dress; and by proprietary brands that the grocer promotes, again in trade dress that [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:25 PM

Re: plane crash

News shouldn't cater to the whims of the people, it should inform the people.

You can 't "inform the people" if they're not watching or reading. (Absent a state controlled media like the USSR or North Korea.) Part of the job [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Apple board. 9:02 AM

Re: What Apple planning for the new Apple TV

TNT is $1.48/subscriber but if they were to offer to single providers, that cost would go up.

Of course it would, because they're getting $1.50 from *everyone* now, if they're going to let people cherry pick they'd have to charge [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:52 AM

Re: plane crash

It's not bad reporting or anything, but I don't really see why they reported it this way. They single-out 20 out of almost 150 passengers for special note? Why? Does it really matter to the story? Telling me something like "140 passengers [more]

Tue Mar 24

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Goofyhoofy posted to the Political Asylum board. 11:54 PM

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Jeb Bush had another email account while Florida governor

As Florida governor, Jeb Bush used another, previously undisclosed email address, records show -- the newest wrinkle in an evolving debate over public officials' use of [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:55 PM

Re: False promises of annuities

Here's a good commonsense article that explains some reasons why buying an annuity is a bad idea:

Yes, but the funny part is that the Forbes splash screen before you get to the article offered me "Annuities for [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:38 PM

Re: "Inflation is always and everywhere...&

if I give more credibility to those who have spent their lives trying to untangle the myriad forces at play in economics rather than to one whose use of the language is in a rare elegant category but whose understanding of the forces seems [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Great Movies board. 7:07 PM

Re: is the movie audience changing?

You don't live in Brooklyn or any other part of NYC, do you?

No, but I've been to theaters there several times. My SIL lived in Brooklyn, my corporate headquarters was in Manhattan, and my wife and I got to NYC for a week every year. [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Great Movies board. 4:45 PM

Re: is the movie audience changing?

I think there is a confluence of events, and it's unstoppable. (I note that Regal Cinemas, a family controlled (but public) company for 30 years has decided to "explore options", which tells me they don't see a future for themselves except [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:22 PM

Re: "Inflation is always and everywhere..."

I did not find it in his seminal book co-authored with Anna Schwartz.
Instead, I found it in a 14 page .pdf file which is a speech he gave in London in 1970 entitled "The Counter-Revolution in Monetary
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Goofyhoofy replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4:12 PM

Re: Sharia Court shot down in TX

My congratulations on the Mayor standing up to something which apparently does not exist. This so called "sharia court" only occasionally meets in Irving, and is an arbitration service:

Most important, the tribunal is not [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:57 PM

Re: 367 more traitors!

Now. To your talking point about the G7. If the US Congress won't sign up, why would they? Besides. If I'm Boehner I don't just sanction Iran. I sanction companies I catch doing bidness with Iran.

Really? So Boehner is going to stop [more]

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