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PolymerMom replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: Whither Scotland's Empire?

They can join the EU, adopt the euro, and join NATO.

It's a little more complicated than that. Joining the EU as a new country is exploring new ground. Countries that wish to join the EU require a 5 year waiting period. For a [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:28 PM

Re: OT: Alz Info

Wendy,

Dr. Morris did say the generic name of the anti-depressant used in the mouse study, but I couldn't write fast enough and don't really know what it was.

I did look up a list of benzodiazepines. There's a ton of [more]

Sun Sep 14

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PolymerMom posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:49 PM

OT: Alz Info

MDH and I are participants in an ALZ study. Saturday morning we had reports on various studies and results.

One of the interesting points of the meeting was that taking anti-depressants seemed to prevent the deposit of plaques and tangles in [more]

Fri Sep 12

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PolymerMom replied to the Apple board. 11:19 PM

Re: It's Not A Watch!

You're thinking of Facebook.

I avoid Facebook like the plague.

How long do you think it will take until various healthcare providers will ask for your online data? What? You don't have any? Here, have an iWatch, and [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Apple board. 9:08 PM

Re: It's Not A Watch!

It may not be a watch, but I view it as a privacy issue. Your health insurer could get a real time read on your vital stats and nag you - just like the company programs of 8-10 years ago did.

Background: I have exercise-induced asthma. I [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 8:31 PM

Re: Pictures from monsoonal flooding in Zion NP

I did backpacking in the Waterpocket Fold and Escalante area many years ago. I'm so glad I never ran into that kind of runoff/flooding!

Thu Sep 11

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PolymerMom replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:00 AM

Re: OT weather terrorism

Steve,

It's not just in Kalamazoo. We had a minor thunderstorm come through the area a week or so ago. One of the local channels had an "on the scene" weather guy holding up a smallish branch in his hand and saying, "There are [more]

Wed Sep 10

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PolymerMom replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:44 PM

Re: The Senate in November

The modern GOP wants to tear down many institutions, except for churches (despite the "wall" that is supposed to exist). And they're big on cutting taxes without any means to pay for those cuts (because lowering taxes will increase [more]

Mon Sep 8

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PolymerMom replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:52 PM

Re: Poll of the Day: Harvard Secularists

Harvard still does, but it's not exactly specific to any particular religion.

Students at HDS learn from specialists in the Christian, Unitarian Universalist, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, African, Mesoamerican, and Latino [more]

Sun Sep 7

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PolymerMom replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:12 AM

Re: Handling an increase in income

but others, like replacing fixtures in kitchen and bath, replacing original 1960's era aluminum single pane windows, might not much give much ROI and aren't huge livability issues. On the window issue, there are a few that we would like to replace [more]

Sat Sep 6

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PolymerMom replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:48 PM

Re: OT - menu for party?

Here are a few suggestions. You might want to make a couple of single recipes and let people pick and choose. Two are a vegetarian dishes.

Chicken Tinga ( [more]

Thu Sep 4

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PolymerMom posted to the Taking Care of Parents board. 11:22 PM

Lying To Your Mother

This article appeared in the Thursday Post-Dispatch. It's written by Ridley Pearson about his adjusting to his Mother's descent into dementia.

How do I learn how to lie to the woman who taught me not to?

My mother turns 93 today
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Mon Sep 1

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

Re: Temp work

Adjunct Professors are temps, too. They are very poorly compensated.

We have a friend (70+ y.o.) who teaches 3-4 courses per semester at three different schools. He gets no benefits or insurance and no chance to get tenure. For this he gets [more]

Sun Aug 31

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PolymerMom replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:38 PM

Re: Poll: What % of income to live?

I suspect that a typical $50k/yr couple in their 50's plain don't have the resources available to save for retirement. They might take advantage of a 401k contribution up to the company's match, if the place they work has a 401k program. But that's [more]

Sat Aug 30

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PolymerMom replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:29 PM

Re: Port Strategy

Dan,

I put excess cash in (mostly) these three ETFs:

SDY - SPDR S&P dividend stocks
VIG - Vanguard Dividend Appreciation
XLU - SPDR div. paying Utilities

The rest of the extra cash goes into buying individual [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 6:14 PM

Re: Something is changing

{{{Robyn}}}

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your sister has finally resolved her loss, too.

PM

Tue Aug 26

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PolymerMom replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:20 AM

Re: Autumn kale volunteers

Living through the winter does not make it a perennial.

A perennial plant survives from one year to the next. However, many plants readily reseed for the next year. (Think Black-eyed Susans.) We had some self-seeded sunflowers [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:57 AM

Re: OT: The Carefree Retirement Life

If you want to not just get old, but to have a life when old, you need to plan ahead and that includes TRAINING.

Amen! Disabilities strike when one isn't ready for them.

MDH hits 70 this November. He's finally found out why [more]

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:11 AM

Re: Ten Second Warning for Napa Earthquake

Since this earthquake struck at somewhere between 3:30 and 4 am, it's not going to help the average citizen. That said, BART and other 24/7 facilities could make good use of it.

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PolymerMom replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:03 AM

Re: salaryguru: Great Gallery new study

I've seen (and photographed) very similar rock art, in my younger days.

About 35+ years ago a group of us did a backpack in the Waterpocket Fold. We visited the Ranger Station to note various things, like permanent springs and pictographs, [more]

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