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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 23 minutes ago

Re: American Pigs Are Too Fat ...

Hmm. Dunno bout all that but we have Turkey for Christmas and Ham for New Years. Old country tradition.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 31 minutes ago

Re: How does global warming work?

Most people understand the mechanism just fine. They know that sitting in a car in the sun with the windows rolled up gets you hot because the sun puts the heat in and the glass won't let the heat out. They understand "greenhouse" when you [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 48 minutes ago

Re: Disturbing 2013 SS Wage Statistics

Do most Americans basically have just a subsistence existence?

If you mean are most Americans living from paycheck to paycheck, yes they are.

As for a subsistence existence, that is not legal in most of the United States. [more]

Tue Nov 18

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:45 PM

Re: Last Home, Boomer Style

We had a terrible time trying to find a large house with a shower and bedroom on the first floor; we never did find one, but we just stole enough space from the laundry room to add the shower, and there was a room next door that makes a fine small [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:08 PM

Re: sales tax increase caused Japan recession

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Of course a sales tax increase will motivate people to front load their purchasing...


Maybe the Japanese plan that far ahead, I don't know; I don't think the average American does.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:07 PM

Re: Last Home, Boomer Style


Could our nation be migrating back to the days of multi-generational living?


Yes it is; and our kids and we bought a home together about two years ago. So far, so good. Three generations so far (the great granddad is in a [more]

Sat Nov 15

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:00 PM

Re: Conservative checklist

Women should stay home and raise children, unless they are poor, in which case they should get a job and not ask for help.

Fri Nov 14

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:21 PM

Re: Middle class still in recession

I'm not up to date on the latest "welfare" rules, but people who are afraid of falling into poverty tend to put their money into a vehicle because most social programs let you keep your car; they don't let you keep your savings. At least [more]

Mon Nov 3

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:54 PM

Re: Silver is the new Green

My FIL moved to such a non-profit "village" that is many years old, started by the Friends (Quakers). It costs no more to live there than to rent a standard apartment in this area, and it includes the right to "graduate" to the [more]

Mon Oct 27

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WilliB replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:30 PM

Re: Plutocrats Against Democracy

Campaign contributions are bribes, not speech. They should be banned entirely.

If campaign contributions were banned, only very rich people could run for office.

It's campaign spending that ought to be regulated. But even [more]

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WilliB replied to the An Open Letter board. 1:20 PM

Re: Am Open Letter

Staying away is what we are trying to avoid by asking that women not be treated as toys in multiplayer games.

But they keep giving us armor that is too embarrassing to wear, so we either have to play male characters or find a set of armor [more]

Mon Oct 20

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:30 PM

Re: How many billions are being invested

I don't think your hearing me. We are facing a shortage of burger flippers, 11 an hour to start in Bismarck, road way standers with stop and slow signs, trash picker uppers at the construction site workers, put the plastic thingy in the snow [more]

Sun Oct 19

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:15 AM

Re: How many billions are being invested

My fear is that we are entering into a labor constrained economy and no one knows how to manage it. We have had capital constrained economies and energy constrained economies. It appears that both of those constraints are gone, (at least for a [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:11 AM

Re: New Ebola Shield - a Clipboard! .

With something that has as high a mortality rate as ebola, why risk it.

Because airlines won't refund tickets. Not significant to you, but quite significant to a young nurse with a pre-purchased airline ticket a lab supervisor with a [more]

Sat Oct 18

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WilliB replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 9:58 AM

Re: Why We Don't Have an Ebola Vaccine

We don't have an Ebola vaccine because the market was deemed to be too small. With some folks predicting a million cases by next year, the market has gotten larger, all of a sudden.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:23 AM

Re: Ebola: Should you worry?

...lack of proper planning by administrative personnel for patients and health care workers for a high risk isolation situation in a Texas hospital where two nurses have contracted this disease...

I think that in general the [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:12 AM

Re: Yellen on "Extreme Inequality"

Just like the weather, everyone talks about it, but no one does anything about it.

I'm just not hearing any decent ideas about how to change the situation. They all amount to belling the cat--or taking the big stick away from the giant. [more]

Mon Oct 13

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:40 AM

Re: OT Dumbing down the state of the union

Some high school graduates were well educated 60 years ago. However, many students, like my father, went to rural high schools where the education was quite limited.

After WWII he would have liked to go to college, but every college told him [more]

Fri Oct 3

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WilliB replied to the Conservative Fools board. 10:47 PM

Re: Why Libs hate us

Libs don't hate you. They just find it impossible to talk with you because you write stuff like "why libs hate us."

Why don't you stop trying to talk about what "liberals" (whatever that means) think, and just talk about [more]

Thu Oct 2

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WilliB replied to the An Open Letter board. 9:16 AM

Re: An Open Letter

Fourth, pay taxes. You aren't a not-for-profit.

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