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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:29 PM

Re: 50 years of wilderness protection

My favorite quote about wilderness areas:

The idea of wilderness needs no defense. It only needs more defenders. - Edward Abbey

I was just in a wilderness area last week. I hiked up top Abyss Lake from Guanella pass in the Mt Evans [more]

Fri Aug 29

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:41 PM

Re: Ferhuson Riots Increase Republican Edge

I retired early so I'd have plenty of time to engage my liberal friends in conversations about the issues of the day.

'That' was the reason you retired early?? Huh.

Thu Aug 28

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:57 AM

Re: Ferhuson Riots Increase Republican Edge

what I find weird is that you bother to post this crap on a RETIRE EARLY board when it has nothing to do with retirement, travel, or anything else related to retirement.

How many other boards did you plaster the same crap
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Wed Aug 27

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:46 PM

Re: Ferhuson Riots Increase Republican Edge

I kinda hope the repugs take the senate. then we'll have a democratic majority and a democratic president in 2016. I'm sure Obama can wield the veto pen until then.

Tue Aug 26

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:54 PM

Re: Degrees based on Competency not Credit Hrs

No. They still have the project requirements, but they did away with the competency exam because too many kids couldn't pass it. It was too hard to explain to parents how they'd paid 4 years tuition and little Bobby isn't getting his degree. The [more]

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:51 PM

Re: Degrees based on Competency not Credit Hrs

The civil engineering and power engineering types had to take the EIT and they better have passed it.

I was a Mechanical Engineer. And, I wanted a PE at some point and needed to take the EIT to get it. Getting that PE was the best [more]

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:03 PM

Re: Degrees based on Competency not Credit Hrs

Does WPI still do that.

I sat through the traditional engineering curriculum. I doubt I would have had the discipline to do it the WPI way to be honest. I did take the EIT at the end of my degree, it was probably as good a competency test as [more]

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:57 PM

Re: Getting Rich After Age 50

In less than six years we had over one Million in our mutual funds.


Wow - That's more than $166K/year. Tough to do starting at 0.

Fri Aug 22

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12:25 PM

Re: Top Hamas No Mas

Yeah - I'm pretty sure he knows how to 'get 'er done'/ As opposed to the prior occupant.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/osama-bin-laden-killed/story?i...

Thu Aug 21

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:31 PM

Re: those who can't do, run for office...

The Dunning-Kruger effect - Typical R trait

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

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Mon Aug 18

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Volucris replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 10:37 AM

Re: Oil change

Our Camry has a 10,000 mile oil change internal, using Toyota synthetic 0W20 oil. That's what we do. It does seem like a lot, but I'm sure it is fine.

Fri Aug 15

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:35 PM

Re: More Europe Austerity Woes

Be sure to use this blog again and again for comparisons which are not accurate, but which support your point of view.

You sir, are spectacular.

Thu Aug 14

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Volucris replied to the Fools Fighting Fat board. 7:01 PM

Re: What happened to Zoningfool

I sent her an email. She's fine. She just has other things to do than the MF,new job etc. It happens.

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:17 PM

Re: Colorado Vacation photos

Nice photos

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Volucris replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 5:06 PM

Re: Oil Mistake

Drained and replaced. According to the forums on Bob is the Oil Guy not that big a deal. But why wonder. $23 for the oil, $4K for the engine.

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Mon Aug 11

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Volucris posted to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 6:01 PM

Oil Mistake

I grabbed 5W20 instead of 5W30 and put it in my engine. 5 qts of 5W20, and 1 qt of 5W30. It's Castrol GTX. The engine is a GM 4.8l V8, 2007.

End of the world or Meh, so what? the owners manual class for 5W30.

I'm inclined to go [more]

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Volucris posted to the Fools Fighting Fat board. 12:49 PM

What happened to Zoningfool

I enjoyed her posts.

Thu Jul 31

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 6:55 PM

Re: 11 days off TMF by the numbers

I'll leave the 'teeners' to those who like to climb mountains....for fun.


Good.

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:38 AM

Re: 11 days off TMF by the numbers

We've found that hiking early usually avoids the crowds even on beaten paths.

The number of people you see in the back country is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the road and the cube of the altitude above [more]

Wed Jul 30

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Volucris replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 6:06 PM

Re: Poll: Where is everybody?

Here in the desert, we have a lot of dry, hard, thorny vegetation that turns up everywhere

In Colorado we have the same vegetation. Swing by REI and pick up a set. I haven't had a flat in a year, which is when I put them in. well [more]

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