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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:21 PM

Re: Social Security Changes

In addition, these calculation usually assume that you are going to stuff the money into your mattress. I think most of us will do a bit better than 0% return on the money.

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WilliB replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 9:59 AM

Re: Malls: Opposite ends of the spectrum

It would only make sense to close profitable locations if they could be replaced with other locations that are more profitable. Merely closing profitable stores might increase "productivity," but it would not increase profit.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:27 AM

Re: Everybody else is broke

What is wrong with luxury taxes is that they are worth avoiding.

People will avoid any tax that is fairly easy to avoid legally.

That's why you see those stores selling cigarettes near state borders on the Interstates. People who [more]

Tue Apr 26

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WilliB posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:52 PM

demographics

Millennials outnumber Boomers (to no one's surprise)

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:54 AM

Re: Everybody else is broke

I've heard that the rate of suicides in America is increasing.

Sure, if you can't win the game, you stop playing. One way or another.

Mon Apr 25

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:08 AM

Re: Unintended Consequences...

The best spoofs are the one that strip off the clown suit and hang it out on the clothesline for everyone to see.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:15 AM

Re: Everybody else is broke

I pop over to the atheist board every once in a while, they mostly seem to be sane and reasonable (except on one topic, of course :) ).

Sun Apr 24

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:57 PM

Re: Everybody else is broke

If this were another board, where politics is not forbidden, I'd say they ought to regulate guns the same way they do cars, and require the owners to carry insurance for the damage they do--but you can't discuss that sort of thing here.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:55 PM

Re: No One Works in 1 in 5 U.S. Families

We've wandered off topic, but I'm glad to be in Maryland where literally any adult can perform a legal wedding ceremony (the couple decide whether the "official" is qualified, not the state).

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WilliB replied to the Climate Change board. 5:59 PM

Re: Extremes vs. Means

butting in, I apologize.

Warmer air holds more water. That means that more water stays in the air, so less falls as rain or dew. That's why you get more dew on cooler mornings, all other things being equal.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:51 PM

Re: No One Works in 1 in 5 U.S. Families

I don't know. In my experience my boomer peers are working until their boss decides otherwise. But some are retiring to care for parents.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:52 AM

Re: No One Works in 1 in 5 U.S. Families

I'd also like to add, as the live-in Grandma of two pre-school boys and another child on the way, that moms and dads usually work pretty hard. Sometimes they just don't get paid for it.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:44 AM

Re: Solar Airplane Lands in California

when salesmen no longer fly in to take them to fancy restaurants, deliver concert tickets or invite them to the nearest strip club

Hmmm. Is it really the company of the salesmen that customers find so satisfying? Could the salesman [more]

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WilliB replied to the Conservative Fools board. 9:21 AM

Re: planned Parenthood is a misnomer

Since most of what planned parenthood does is dispense birth control, this is a rather obvious distortion.

If people went to planned parenthood BEFORE they became pregnant, there would be far fewer unplanned abortions.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:13 AM

Re: Solar Airplane Lands in California

And most passenger travel will be unnecessary. I still don't understand why people fly across the country for business meetings when you can have a perfectly nice face-to-face without going anywhere.

Of course a lot of people will still want [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:04 AM

Re: No One Works in 1 in 5 U.S. Families

the definition was given earlier in the thread,
"“Families are classified either as married-couple families or as families maintained by women or men without spouses present,” explains the bureau. “Families include those without children as [more]

Sat Apr 23

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:19 PM

Re: In the women's bathroom

They want "God" to decide what sex you are

Not really. They want God to cut it out and create people the clear-cut way they want them to be, not the messy way God made them.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:11 PM

Re: Everybody else is broke

You are calling the "poor in the US" parasites? I don't think the terms "poor" and "parasite" are well correlated, since some parasites are quite wealthy and many hard-working people (as well as children and old people) [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:46 AM

Re: Everybody else is broke

I worry about the push for reverse mortgages. It is a hazard to the people who take them out, since the loan comes due when they move out of the house, which is an unpredictable event for older people. It is also a hazard for the lenders, since the [more]

Fri Apr 22

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:37 PM

Re: Farewell PCs: Phones and tablets are finally

Are they counting laptops and two-in-ones as PCs?

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