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JLC replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 47 minutes ago

Re: Bloomberg: a one time bumb in heathcare spen

The bottom line...

“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”
? James Madison

This [more]

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JLC replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 53 minutes ago

Re: top 3 myths of income inequality

You didn't check the link either?

I checked the link. Re-read the poster's question.

The bottom 20% saw 49% gains? Because of stock-market gains??

This is just so weird as to be unbelievable. Something is wrong
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JLC replied to the Retirement Investing board. 1 hour ago

Re: Pension - lump sum or annuity?

Personally I'd take the lump sum payment. Mostly to get the money into my own greedy little hands, under my control. If you opt for an annuity, then the money is under someone else's control. Plus, you're dependent upon that company staying solvent. [more]

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JLC replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 1 hour ago

Re: $150k a yr.

There's a call for shop class to be put back in the curriculum, employers can't find enough able workers...

Funny synchro. About 10 years ago had the same type of comment from a local company. They were the number one windmill maker [more]

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JLC replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 2 hours ago

Re: Firing up the lawnmower....

NO sense to waste a gallon or two of gas, and what would I do with it anyway?

Molotov cocktails to pass out at the Bundy Ranch?

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JLC replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2 hours ago

Re: top 3 myths of income inequality

The bottom 20% saw 49% gains? Because of stock-market gains??

This is just so weird as to be unbelievable. Something is wrong here.


How many of these people have a pension? Janitors at schools, new cop on the beat, etc., [more]

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JLC posted to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4:59 PM

Quote of the Day

Heard it this morning while driving to work on the Walton & Johnson Show.

The problem with the Left Wing and the Right Wing is that they are part of the same vulture.

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JLC replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4:56 PM

Re: 3 months to the day

...but the love never dies.

The Fray agree.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WptxUWvrINQ&feature=kp

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JLC replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 10:00 AM

Re: So What

I wonder if it has to do with the way I was raised or am I just being practical or what?

I'm generally suspicious of any group that doesn't have an obvious reason to be there. White, black, latino, or purple.

Group of kids [more]

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JLC replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 9:51 AM

Re: Medicare Billing Data: Big Errors

Always enjoy reading your very frank responses JLC from the front lines.

A few weeks ago I was at an Alumni Board meeting and the discussion drifted to writing editorials, letters to corp, etc., etc., about a proposed hostile take [more]

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JLC replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:41 AM

Re: Bloomberg: a one time bumb in heathcare spen

They have a RIGHT to medical care.

So the state must step in and DICTATE to some doctor where he will practice medicine.

Become a doctor, lose any say in where you will live.

So being a doctor is less
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JLC posted to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 9:29 AM

Texting and Driving

(cross posted on Apple User Group)

Had a thought this afternoon about texting, Siri, driving, and laws.

Obviously it is a bad idea to text and drive. Take your eyes off the road and bad things can happen. Even fatal. Talking on the [more]

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JLC replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:36 PM

Re: Tyler Durden makes a valid point...

...there are the rich, with $1MM+ existing home transactions up a recoveryish 13% in the West...

But when you drop 50% and then rise 50%, you are still down.

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JLC replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:30 PM

Re: Bloomberg: a one time bumb in heathcare spen

Next you'll tell me Cuba has a better infant mortality rate than the USA.

Oddly according to the CIA they do, they also beat Canada.


I'm sure you're smart enough to figure out or have heard with that statistic is a red [more]

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JLC posted to the Apple User's Group board. 6:19 PM

Texting & Driving

Had a thought this afternoon about texting, Siri, driving, and laws.

Obviously it is a bad idea to text and drive. Take your eyes off the road and bad things can happen. Even fatal. Talking on the phone is not much better. But a recent ad [more]

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JLC replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:36 PM

Re: Bloomberg: a one time bumb in heathcare spen

Right. Because if you're a productive little hamster, it should only take you 40 years of saving to replace that hip.

Really? A health savings account? One trip to the ED wipes that out.


Obviously you know little or nothing [more]

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JLC replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:34 PM

Re: Bloomberg: a one time bumb in heathcare spen

Whatever Mr. Sensitive...

Actually, it is Dr. Sensitive.

Universal health care has worked everywhere it's been tried.

There you go again with your jokes. Next you'll tell me Cuba has a better infant mortality [more]

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JLC replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:19 PM

Re: Bloomberg: a one time bumb in heathcare spen

It already is happening. I switched to a high deductible HSA program this year.

HSA is all I ever had. Has worked fantastic for the things I've needed. One important kicker, there is an argument as to whether Obamacare/ACA will allow [more]

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JLC replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:00 PM

Re: Bloomberg: a one time bumb in heathcare spen

They are fully entitled to medical care. Medical care is a human right.

Constitutional sitation please.

If you claim that the access to medicine is a right, the you can argue that EVERYTHING is a right. Wait, let me call my [more]

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JLC replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:55 AM

Re: OT getting physical

...I doubt I will ever be able to part with our collection of art books...

Those are about the only ones I still have. The big "coffe table" type books. That and signed editions which were usually gifts.

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