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Sat May 23

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alchook replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:09 PM

Re: Opinion piece BY Buffett

The thing that's really shocking to me, and I understand shocking also to most economists, is that although it really *should* increase unemployment quite a bit when the minimum wage is boosted a lot, study after study shows surprisingly little [more]

Wed May 13

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alchook replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:42 PM

Re: A GOP Obamacare Success Story?

I wish I felt sorry for him, but I don't. He made his choices, and he had them. The government provided them, not the marketplace his friends told him to trust. He gambled by not buying insurance when it was available, and when it was available [more]

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alchook replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:00 AM

Re: Risk: Who pays

Life is all about risk. In this case, he gambled on his health and lost.

Apparently, a lot of Republicans agree with you.

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Fri May 8

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alchook replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:32 AM

Re: Can We Stop Pretending On The 2nd Amendment...

The whole concept here is if someone comes into my house (very unlikely) out to do me or my loved ones harm (even less likely) and they are armed (even less less likely) then I can come out a guns a blazing. Shoot, shoot some more, and shoot [more]

Sun May 3

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alchook replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:00 PM

Re: The Engineer's Lament

Norway has lots of icy, rural mountain roads just like Montana and it's traffic death rate is 30% lower than the Netherlands (3.3 vs. 4.9 fatalities per billion kilometers driven.)

I guess if you were looking for a country whose [more]

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alchook replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:25 AM

Re: The Engineer's Lament

Evans wrote, the United States was often said to have the safest roads in the world, and since then traffic fatalities in the U.S. have declined by forty-one per cent. That sounds like an impressive number. But then Evans pointed out that, in the [more]

Fri Apr 24

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

Re: The Americans 042315

It was addressed in the link above I have felt along that Pastor Tim is spy. I'm just not sure for which side?

Why would he be a spy?

Are they trying to make us believe that everyone a character runs into is a secret agent? [more]

Tue Apr 21

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alchook replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:17 AM

Re: Kibbitz on new stove

Here's a list of all the things a stove must do:

1.) Get hot.

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alchook replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:13 AM

Re: SS

But if everyone in my family lives to 99 instead of 49, everything else being equal, I like my chances.

I'd just like to see how he took into account life's random events.


That's pretty much what the article said. There are [more]

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alchook replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:03 AM

Re: SS

On my father's side, my great grandmother died at 99, my grandmother died at 100, my Dad is 93, his sister died in her early 90's and my grandmother's brothers and sisters all lived to their late 80's and 90's.

That's pretty much how [more]

Mon Apr 20

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alchook replied to the Retirement Investing board. 8:25 PM

Re: SS

Most of the men in my family seem to die in their mid to late 70's. Maybe I'm getting slightly better health care as a well-to-do American so I can add a few years.

I'm not sure your family history tells you that much.

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alchook replied to the Retirement Investing board. 4:11 PM

Re: SS

If you think you'll live longer than age 81, it makes financial sense to delay your benefit to age 70 to get a bigger monthly check.

Out of curiosity, assume that SS benefits didn't max out at age 70 but continued to increase 8% a [more]

Sat Apr 11

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alchook replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:53 AM

Re: Airline Seats and Jewish Men

Actually, there is - at least indirectly. It's called the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Maybe a quibble, but it was my understanding that the ADA specifically excluded airlines (with regards to travel), which are covered by the [more]

Mon Mar 16

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

Re: 5 Studies demonstrate Conservatives are...

People tend to get more conservative as they age. They also tend to accumulate financial assets as they age. When you have "nothing left to lose" (and you're young) there is little incentive to switch on the selfish gene, but when you [more]

Thu Mar 12

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alchook replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:52 PM

Re: 5 Studies demonstrate Conservatives are...

Sort of makes you wonder why stupid people are so much more financially successful than smart people, doesn't it?

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