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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:23 AM

Re: Ethical investing, KO & PEP

I misspoke, it is teens who are abandoning TV, not millennials.

http://www.businessinsider.com/teens-are-abandoning-tv-in-dr...

Thu Jul 2

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MarkR replied to the Millionaire Fools board. 11:07 PM

Re: Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

Therefore, the savings from attending NC State could be used towards grad school.

Or even better ... after receiving the Bachelors degree, go work for a company that pays for graduate school! (that's what I did)

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:16 PM

Re: Ethical investing, KO & PEP

Not just anti-soda, but apparently anti-TV as well. I saw a chart of millennial TV hours watched and it is rapidly sliding year-to-year.

No soda. No TV. What next? Regular exercise? :-)

Wed Jul 1

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:13 PM

Re: hybrid cars a fad?

Also, my car has that cool feature that has existed for YEARS in Europe - whenever the car comes to a stop, like in traffic or stop lights, the engine shuts off. As soon as I take my foot off the brake, it restarts. Quite good for fuel [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:12 PM

Re: hybrid cars a fad?

The rates would then be adjusted annually to rise with inflation.

I'm not sure if it makes sense to adjust a sales tax by inflation. What if you have 500% inflation over 40 or 50 years and the wholesale price of gasoline [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:19 AM

Re: hybrid cars a fad?

Instead of 18 cents or 30 cents, it should just be a percentage rounded off to the nearest penny (or even tenth of a penny since gas retailers persist with the silly 9 tenths of a cent pricing).

Mon Jun 29

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 2:43 PM

Re: Apple Cash: too much of a good thing?

First, you totally misinterpret my point.

My comment was on this statement you made - the end point is "taking the company private

Second, if the company is worth $500 billion BEFORE the stock buy-back, it will [more]

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MarkR replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 1:44 PM

Re: Funny Liberal Statement in the past 2 minute

(Call the police? What's this thug going to do when he sees me take out my phone? "Oh, sorry, I won't beat your head in until after you finish your call"?)

Wrong tactic. You have to understand his plight, you have to [more]

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MarkR replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 9:24 AM

Re: Woo Hoo! ER here I come!!!!!!

Hang in there Mark. Back in the day, children were considered retirement insurance in that they would hopefully take care of their parents when the parents aged.

Yep. But I have nearly enough for retirement already, it's just that I [more]

Sun Jun 28

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MarkR replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 9:41 PM

Re: Woo Hoo! ER here I come!!!!!!

Congratulations! I have little doubt that you will love every second of retirement.

It makes me kind of wistful. When I started on these boards, I was single and earning and saving quite decently, so I had all sorts of estimates regarding my [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:26 AM

Re: OT: ISIS or Toy Flag at Gay Parade?

It was on the Canuck news as well but the video was taken from too far away to see anything but a black & white flag with characters too far away to be readable on it which I suspect was the source of the confusion. Wife who called me over was [more]

Fri Jun 26

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 4:49 PM

Re: Apple Cash: too much of a good thing?

The last part of that is key - "as long as it's sustainable." Stock buy-backs are NOT, by definition, sustainable. There is a finite number of stock outstanding

This is incorrect and conflicts with the last part of your [more]

Wed Jun 24

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:55 PM

Re: Whole Foods Overcharging

Maybe their training includes putting your thumb on the scale while weighing items sold by weight. This is really adding insult to injury since their prices are so high to begin with.

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:53 PM

Re: Taxes Don't Matter?

Add in high real estate taxes, high sales taxes, high cost of doing business, and you can have New York City.

New York City does NOT have high real-estate taxes. In fact, it's the only kind of tax that's not high there. Parts of NY [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:32 PM

Re: Taxes Don't Matter?

Does the "analysis" also show which states have the best and fastest growing economies? By and large it's the "high tax" states. But I guess CNBC doesn't consider that important.

Hmmm, maybe you've hit upon a [more]

Tue Jun 23

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:14 PM

Re: Looming Copper Supply Crunch

Developers building and renovating houses in Detroit now use PEX plastic tubing for water supply lines, because copper pipe is stolen as fast as they can install it.

That's just one reason, but I suspect that the primary reason [more]

Mon Jun 22

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:43 AM

Re: MERKEL's GREEK WEEKEND

There's not a thing there I couldn't likewise say about Mississippi.

I don't think Mississippi is all that good an analogy to Greece.

1) Citizens of Mississippi pay taxes (income taxes and employment taxes) using the exact [more]

Sun Jun 21

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:30 AM

Re: $1 Billion in Gold Reserves Back to Texas

I cast my cubic foot of gold into a boat anchor.


I once read a book about a golden keel.

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Mon Jun 15

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:42 PM

Re: Where is economy growing

Until you notice that there aren't many of those $15-an-hour jobs, and everything costs a lot more.

And then, like everything else, the best of the low-skilled workers will take those $15/hr jobs and the worst of the low-skilled [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:31 PM

Re: Where is economy growing

lower cost of housing, I'd imagine.

Yep. I thought of that one a few seconds after clicking "post". If I could edit my post (like all modern message boards support), I would have quickly added it to the list.

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