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PolymerMom replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:10 PM

Re: Anyone switch back and forth?

We've looked at switching to U-verse from Charter. The deal killer was that U-verse didn't do all the PBS extended channels. We really like being able to watch Create and World - especially during fund drives<g>.

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:42 PM

Re: Credit Card Breaches

I wonder if I've just had bad luck or if some of you have had cards re-issued because of breaches in security.

We had one card re-issued last year due to charges in a place in upstate NY that we'd never even seen. I'm guessing it was [more]

Sun Mar 1

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PolymerMom replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:02 PM

Re: thermostat trouble

I have lived in my home for about 5 years and my programmable thermostats seem to fail after about 1 year. Is this normal? I would hope not. I have tried a few different brands but they all fail.

No, it's not normal. Our suburb has [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:59 PM

Re: Fourth Bank Dies

hound,

That's pretty close to what happened, except it started having problems in 2005 - before the financial bubble burst.

Doral, the commonwealth’s second-largest bank, struggled to survive after the FDIC notified the lender [more]

Fri Feb 27

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PolymerMom replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:20 PM

Re: Strange Doral Financial announcement

Doral is a very big bank.

Yep! 5.9 billion dollars

Dan asked me to do a quarterly report on average bank size for failed banks and this is really going to skew the results! I think I'll do a total closure avg bank size and [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:17 PM

Re: Strange Doral Financial announcement

I expect recalling a press release means it was wrong<g>.

Doral has been shut down, according to the FDIC Failed Bank Page. I posted the shut down particulars in a later post w/ a link to describe which branches were picked up by which [more]

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PolymerMom posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:49 PM

Fourth Bank Dies


Bank Name City, ST Acquiring Institution Closing Date

Doral Bank En Espanol San Juan, PR Banco Popular de Puerto Rico February 27, 2015



This closure is a little more complicated. Doral Bank of [more]

Tue Feb 24

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

Re: 23 pairs of chromosomes

fwiw: I just found out I had 53% British ancestry - even tho' all the family lore had us coming from the Germany/Alsace-Lorraine area. I think I need to send a test kit to my brother<G>...

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:53 PM

Re: Diet lies

Don;t know if I want to job that data out to another number juggling company though. (If that is actually how it's done?)

I think, but don't know for sure, that 23and me had a deal w/ promethease originally - before the FDA told [more]

Mon Feb 23

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:21 PM

Re: Diet lies

Who/what company did your test?

I went through Ancestry.com, which uses 23andme to process the sample. They didn't provide the diet info.

I downloaded the complete genetic test info from [more]

Sun Feb 22

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:24 PM

Re: Diet lies

I take issue with the title of the thread. "Diet Lies" implies that the initial guidance knew better, but told us to do something else.

In reality, we've just received new info, thanks to recently completed studies.

FWIW: [more]

Thu Feb 19

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:02 PM

Re: password insecurity

impolite,

Have you considered what happens if someone's eavesdropping on your session w/ a keystroke logger?

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 6:59 PM

Re: password insecurity

Linda,

I took the Chromebook to Europe at the end of 2013. Roboform worked like a champ. There are other products that do similar things, such as LastPass. Check various PC evaluation sites, such as PCMag or CNET, to see what suits your [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 6:56 PM

Re: password insecurity

I use Roboform Everywhere. Roboform will log me in to any account that I've saved to it. The passwords are encrypted. If I need to change a password, Roboform helpfully asks if I want to overwrite the old entry. If there's a glitch at logging into a [more]

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PolymerMom posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:30 AM

ECB Offers Greece 3.3B Euros

In an emergency funding, the ECB offered Greece another 3.3 billion Euros, giving them some breathing space.

The €3.3bn increase in the so-called Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) is critical for Greece's banks.

Depositors
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Wed Feb 18

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PolymerMom posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:04 PM

No Economy is an Island

I found this link on economistsview.typepad.com The following is the intro to Daniel Alpert (Westwood Capital, LLC) slide show, complete with tables and charts.

Is it possible, in a global [more]

Tue Feb 17

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PolymerMom replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:50 PM

Re: The problem with MSNBC

She just plain talks too much.

Amen! I really don't need at least three repetitions of the lead-in question before getting to the actual story. She used to not be like this - probably 3-4 years ago. I think the higher ups gave her [more]

Sun Feb 15

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PolymerMom replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 11:37 PM

Re: An here we go

> the aide thought it would be okay to let her try to go with this contraption that is supposed to let her rest her weight under her arms. Except she has osteo-arthritis in her shoulders, so when they tried to lift her, the pain was awful. She [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 11:33 PM

Re: An here we go

I wish your aunt a speedy recovery. Because of the hearing problems on her part, plus having different relatives hearing different portions of the medical directions, no one seems to have the big picture.

Have you considered using a log [more]

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PolymerMom posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:21 PM

Pleasant Surprise

A bunch of retired folks from Boeing and other companies in N StL have maintained large vegetable gardens in Kinloch (between the StL airport and Ferguson) for many years. They had an agreement w/ the StL Airport Authority, who owned the land, that [more]

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