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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4 hours ago

Re: Ungodly, Uncivilized Behavior In Ferguson, M

The PBS News Hour had an interview with a local black who had been out in the riots. He candidly said he was rioting and looting because legal protests would just be ignored by the media.

Proud grandmother looked on and said how things were [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4 hours ago

Re: The true story about Michael Brown

Apparently both the men killed so far had committed a robbery minutes before they were shot.


Makes you wonder just how many robberies of this kind are happening.


A couple of years ago I was in a convenience store when a [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4 hours ago

Re: Retire early

<<I can't even understand having a problem with that... but if the guy did, she's better off without him.

Wha…?!

You don't see a problem with a guy who turned into a woman, doesn't tell he/she/it boyfriend until he/she/it is [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4 hours ago

Re: What's next? Social Security.

<<Indeed, had not Social Security raised taxes again and again to fund it's deficits, it would have failed many times.

Social Security taxes have gone up modestly since 1983.
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Yeah --- taxes haven't [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4 hours ago

Re: Solar Water Heating

<<Generally I'm negative on solar water heaters.

However, yesterday I began experimenting with ways to heat water for use in my home during the summer months.

In 1950 or maybe 1949, my father put a old tank from a water heater [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4 hours ago

Re: Solar Water Heating

<<Also on the RV, we make coffee using one of those plastic cones & a paper filter over our coffee mugs*. DH heats up more water than needed in a saucepan and uses the leftover hot water to fill one of those insulated pump pots normally [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4 hours ago

Re: Frugal Freezer Defrosting

<<Is yours a stand up freezer?
How thick was the ice when you started?

I have to defrost the local food pantry freezer this week (2-4" ice, all the way around)and was anticipating several hours.

peace & I'll [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4 hours ago

Re: Solar Water Heating

<<How about using the waste heat from your airconditioning to heat your water? >>



I've used ***no*** AC this summer.


I rigged up two 20" box fans to exhaust room air, which allows me to open a [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 7:16 PM

Re: What's next? Social Security.

<<Social Security is a PAYGO system--always has been, always will be.
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A pay as you go retirement system is a formula for failure.


Indeed, had not Social Security raised taxes again and again to [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 7:11 PM

Re: Latest in Ferguson - Great Photos

<<, Daley chastised police superintendent James B. Conlisk and subsequently related that conversation at a City Hall press conference as follows:[11]
"I said to him very emphatically and very definitely that an order be issued by him [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 7:05 PM

Re: Trouble for the West

<<"Raymond Ibrahim: It’s the “elephant in the room” because few things show such remarkable continuity between the past and the present—while still being thoroughly ignored and treated as an aberration by academia, media, and government—as [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 6:58 PM

Re: The New Old Middle East

<<"Yazidis>>!


Bless you.




Seattle Pioneer

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SeattlePioneer posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:37 PM

Frugal Freezer Defrosting

In the past I've dfrosted my old freezer with pans of hot water heated on my gas range.


Yesterday I thought of an alternative:

I emptied the frozen food into a box insulated with blankets. Then I set out a 20" box fan [more]

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SeattlePioneer posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:35 PM

Solar Water Heating

Generally I'm negative on solar water heaters.

However, yesterday I began experimenting with ways to heat water for use in my home during the summer months.

Today I simply left a two gallon black plastic container filled with water [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:28 PM

Re: Retirement Gamble

I have a cash value pension fund from the utility I worked for for twenty years, accumulating benefits during that time.

The cash value of that is about $95K,


I also have a 401 K plan that I was eligible for from about [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:25 PM

Re: Medicare Part D

<<Medicare Part D, designed by Republicans, is GWB's drug benefit. It's run by corporations rather than the govt. AND it's the only part of Medicare rife with fraud:
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Oh, my. The Social Security Disability program [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 6:58 PM

Re: Another piece of evidence emerges...

I saw a news report that 26 African Americans were shot last weekend --- that's in Chicago alone.

Statistically, 90% of African Americans are shot by other African Americans.


So presumably, about 23 of those 26 were shot by [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 6:48 PM

Re: Autopsy

<<The left also seems to think that diversity *on the basis of skin color alone* is crucial, for some reason. >>


I had a friemd who was accepted into UCLA based on his being Hispanic.

When he went in to register, [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 6:40 PM

Re: Poll: Good Night, Vietnam

<<Later on I realized it was a stupid war and now that I'm a whole lot older and smarter I realize that it was the politicians, the military, and the military industrial complex that was to blame for getting involved in something that we [more]

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SeattlePioneer replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:49 PM

Re: Poll: Good Morning, Vietnam

Nope --- I effectively and legally dodged the draft.


As an organizer in the Seattle Draft Resistance organization, I helped provide people with information and advice in how to dodge the draft.


With benefit of hindsight, [more]

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