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Sat May 16

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OrmontUS posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 7:47 PM

Thanks for suggestion about HWY 12 in Utah

I think it might have been onepoorguy, but if not, thanks to whoever suggested driving to Capitol Reefs NP from Bryce Canyon, NP in Utah along "Backway" Highway 12.

Great road and a great trip.

Regards,
Jeff

Fri May 8

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:25 PM

Re: OT: If you've bought, then I owe you

PMom,

I'm taking the Uniworld Maria Theresa.

There are over a dozen lines that run similar routes on Europe's rivers.

With the caveat that this is our first European river cruise (we've taken one on the Nile and another on [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:02 PM

Re: Double Irish Dutch sandwich turned rancid

Gee - I wonder when every state in the US will get the sales tax avoided when out of state companies ship across state lines. That's a lot more clear-cut than a company having an overseas corporation which does business and pays local taxes where it [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:57 PM

Re: 70 years on (OT? I think not.)

We'll be spending about a week driving around Normandy in a couple of months. I wonder if there will be some residual events going on there.

Jeff

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OrmontUS posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:48 PM

OT: If you've bought, then I owe you

OT: Any of you who have bought my travel book over the past month or two are owned weekly updates of our next two trips. If you have not let me know that you've bought, then you'll be left out. If you have bought (or get in under the wire by tomorrow [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 8:47 PM

OT: If you've bought, then I owe you

Any of you who have bought my travel book over the past month or two are owned weekly updates of our next two trips. If you have not let me know that you've bought, then you'll be left out. If you have bought (or get in under the wire by tomorrow [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:47 PM

OT: If you've bought, then I owe you

Any of you who have bought my travel book over the past month or two are owned weekly updates of our next two trips. If you have not let me know that you've bought, then you'll be left out. If you have bought (or get in under the wire by tomorrow [more]

Wed May 6

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OrmontUS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:32 PM

Re: GPS smart phone question

Besides OSM+, I've got Maps.ME (a freebie) and Sygen (costs lest than $50 for entire world when on sale).

All are off-line, have complete maps (with free perpetual updates). The Sygen is virtually the same as turning your phone into a [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:21 AM

Re: US dollar worth 31% less than 2009?

jgc,

I don't argue the fact that pricing is lower because f off-shore manufacturing. I also don't argue that this on-going trend has affected the working (recently called middle class) class dramatically.

However, that's a much [more]

Tue May 5

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:06 PM

Re: US dollar worth 31% less than 2009?

I think must of us would agree that that's over simplistic. While, around here, restaurants have increase prices by about 25% and houses have increased in value by at least 30%, fuel has dropped in price. Clothing is up about 10%, I guess. Grocery [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 8:57 PM

Re: Holland America

1PG,

Valid question.

First of all, I don't work on a single trip at a time, but generally have about three being assembled simultaneously. Because some are easy to "block out", say a cruise, they don't get completed at the [more]

Mon May 4

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:00 PM

Re: BRICS fund to rival IMF

Q,

Missed the post, but agree with the concept. I argued for much of the early 2000's that the US avoided consumer inflation by sequestering printed money in real estate and the increase in equity prices.

Money is finite and has to [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:21 PM

Re: BRICS fund to rival IMF

The strategic under-story is that it weakens the requirement for nations to keep vast US dollar reserves and boosts the value of the Chinese Yuan(CNY) as a substitute/parallel reserve currency. Not only does this conversion destabilize the the US [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:16 PM

OT: New toy cometh

Those who have followed my wanderings have lived through the trashing of my tiny Sony Vaio by an over enthusiastic Avis driver and its subsequent repair by the cannibalization of a second one picked up on E-Bay. Then it was busted a couple of trips [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:03 PM

Re: Fast Choo-Choo's?

Workers throw off your chains!!!!

Mass transit is a godsend to those who don't want a car ro be an albatross around their neck.

While a car is fine for those living in the wind-swept emptiness of the boonies, it's an expensive pain [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 5:51 PM

Re: Travel envelopes/cubes

One of the criteria I have for the specifications of larger suitcases (the primary three being that they are hard side, light-weight and clamp [rather than zipper] closured) is for them to be sealed with a waterproof gasket.

These are [more]

Sun May 3

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:59 PM

Re: OT: NYC Stuff - and an educational rant

Actually, the point wasn't to brag about my high school, but rather point out (in the context of a statistically large sample) that stratifying the student body by separating out the gifted for enhancement does work. Yes, it's true that each grade's [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:28 PM

Re: OT: NYC Stuff - and an educational rant

Nobel Laureates by school:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Prize_laureates_by_second...


Good point (though expected - as we [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:26 PM

Re: answer to OT: NYC Stuff and a rant

Good point (though expected - as we Brooklyn boys sometimes forget that the Bronx exists).

But here's another interesting statistic:

According to the chart, out of the 105 Nobel prizes awarded, 34 were given to people who graduated [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:00 PM

Re: OT: NYC Stuff - and an educational rant

This is kind of cool:

Pisa 2012 results: which country does best at reading, maths and science?

[more]

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