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Sun Jul 20

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alchook replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:20 PM

Re: OT: Unhappy retirees drive BMWs

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Sat Jul 19

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alchook replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:53 AM

Re: OT: Unhappy retirees drive BMWs

Post hoc ergo propter hoc.

This is why I stopped using a financial advisor. He tells us that to be happy in retirement you should buy a Lexus instead of a BMW, because that's what happy retirees do. He points out that the cost of a Lexus is [more]

Sat Jul 12

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alchook posted to the Television Banter board. 7:23 PM

Another Emmy question

Why are there gender-specific acting awards? This isn't like marathon running or tennis.

We don't have male and female Pulitzers.

Thu Jul 10

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alchook replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 3:57 PM

Re: Is Obama’s Foreign Policy Too European

Having said that, when was the last time you read anything
OTHER than the New York Times?


Never have read anything else.

Used to cause me a lot of grief. In second grade I was always getting beaten up by my classmates, [more]

Wed Jul 9

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alchook posted to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 8:57 PM

Is Obama’s Foreign Policy Too European?

I fully understand that no one here reads The New York Times, but I found this interesting yesterday:

BERLIN — I have long been a critic of the German foreign policy debate — of its freeloading on the American security umbrella, [more]

Wed Jul 2

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alchook replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:58 PM

Re: Hobby Lobby decision

Almost makes you wish that 20 years ago the Democrats had given some thought to the consequences of their desire to Restore Religious Freedom, doesn't it?

BTW, what Religious Freedoms were they so hell-bent on Restoring, anyway?

Sun Jun 29

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alchook replied to the Millionaire Fools board. 10:15 PM

Re: Transportation Bill

Troo dat. I would advocate a high gasoline tax, the income produced being used to pay for improved and expanded mass transit, which would disproportionally help those with the least. The Europeans have doing that for years, and they are miles [more]

Thu Jun 26

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alchook replied to the Millionaire Fools board. 8:05 PM

Re: Deep thoughts by jack handy

Does anyone count the present value of any pensions or Social Security as an asset?

I don't know about an asset, but I do think of SS as longevity insurance.

My plan is to retire next year at about age 60. Delay SS until age [more]

Thu Jun 12

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alchook replied to the Millionaire Fools board. 10:09 PM

Re: Shelter those dollars

I don't know, but I assume the district that produced Eric Cantor isn't going to elect a Democrat.

And I guess I figure this is the future. Just more government stalemate.

A few years ago I became a Canadian citizen. Or, more [more]

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Fri Jun 6

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alchook replied to the Television Banter board. 11:22 PM

Re: GoT 0601204

Red Herring.

What does any of that have to do with the ability to find a woman physically attractive?


My question was how they develop secondary sex characteristics if they are castrated as boys.

Thu Jun 5

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alchook replied to the Television Banter board. 7:53 PM

Re: GoT 0601204

We are programmed at birth to find one sex or the other attractive. I don't think that attraction requires testosterone.

Maybe not, but things like growing a beard, deepening a voice, and developing muscles do.

If you wanted [more]

Wed Jun 4

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alchook replied to the Television Banter board. 6:04 PM

Re: GoT 0601204

How do the Unsullied develop secondary sex characteristics if they're castrated as boys?

Mon May 26

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alchook replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:03 PM

Re: "Student Debt Destroyed this Family's $

Her youngest daughter, Channing, graduated with a degree in music therapy from a private university in 2013 and now works as a music therapist at a nonprofit helping the elderly. She worked three part-time jobs while in school to try to get ahead [more]

Wed May 14

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alchook replied to the Television Banter board. 3:20 PM

Re: Speaking of GoT...

Apparently not everyone agrees.

My issue is not with the development but with the execution, with the usually great Mr. Dinklage chewing his lines as if they were made of jerky and everyone else reacting like guest stars on “The [more]

Wed May 7

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alchook replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:13 PM

Re: Where do you shop?

That said, I wouldn't eat dog. I acknowledge that as an American I am fully on board with the "ick" factor here, and can't shake it.

Why is eating dog un-American? It was one of Meriwether Lewis' favorite foods. He much [more]

Thu May 1

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alchook replied to the Retirement Investing board. 5:33 PM

Re: My % vs Markets

Think you can't do better than the markets? I say you can.

I'm no whiz, but here's how I have done in my IRA vs the markets YTD to 3/31 and for the past year, per my Fidelity info:


You know, these returns are always a lot [more]

Wed Apr 30

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alchook replied to the Television Banter board. 8:18 PM

Re: Mad Men 042714

I thought this was the best episode in recent memory, and very well played by Jon Hamm. The agency seems to be floundering without its very flawed self-destructive creative genius, descending instead into a dull mediocracy led by Lou, the brains [more]

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alchook replied to the Television Banter board. 8:07 PM

Re: GoT 042714

And, of course, a Littlefinger/Olenna conspiracy to kill Joffrey is a tad more blatant now, but Margaery seems to stay pure.

What exactly was the point of all that?

If Olenna wanted to poison Joffrey why not just poison [more]

Wed Apr 23

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alchook posted to the Television Banter board. 6:05 PM

Mad Men 4/20/14

This episode has a scene where Old Man Cooper expresses his displeasure at having a black receptionist. "I'm all for the advancement of colored people, but you can see her right from the lobby."

That really didn't seem to fit the [more]

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