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pauleckler replied to the New Paradigm Investing board. 1:36 AM

Re: Net Neutrality

Well said, Tinker.

I think a lot of effort went into making the public aware of this pending decision to let everyone think about the issue and discuss it. And voice their point of view.

Yes, net neutrality is recent. Yes, net [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:20 AM

Re: Support for Death Penalty 45-Year Low

I for one think we need capital punishment for those wanton killers who kill without regard for others.

Personally I think the death penalty should be rarely used. I don't like the racial overtones. Or that poor people too often get [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Investing Beginners board. 1:12 AM

Re: Company went bankrupt

If there is still a market for the shares, selling them for whatever you can get is usually the easiest way to close out the shares and claim your loss.

The buyer is probably an arbitrager who will have representatives in the court [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Climate Change board. 1:06 AM

Re: Chopping down the forests

It seem that this legislation will also allow tree farming.

Growing trees consume carbon dioxide. Hence, for the most part they are carbon neutral.

Key question: can forests or other plant life capture enough carbon dioxide to [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:21 PM

Re: CSX

His hiring bonus was around $84 million.

That hiring bonus merely replaced bonus funds he was giving up at his previous railroad. Without the payment, he would not have come to CSX.

Thu Dec 14

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pauleckler replied to the Retirement Investing board. 2:56 PM

Re: Making changes?

I think we know one day a correction will get here, and we will lose some of those gains at least on paper.

My experience is that people who predict imminent corrections are usually wrong. So my game is hang in there until I'm convinced [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 12:56 AM

Re: To Stay or What

Usually checks are written for all the outstanding loans at closing when you sell. The interest on your heloc vs the interest you earn on your emergency fund gives some idea of costs of waiting until the sale. But emergencies may arise. So depleting [more]

Wed Dec 13

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pauleckler replied to the Engineers board. 7:10 PM

Re: Books for budding Engineers

Searching on Amazon, one I found that I like is The Way Things Work Now.

See the review posted on the Books Non Fiction discussion board--

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pauleckler posted to the Book Club (Nonfiction) board. 7:08 PM

The Way Things Work Now: From Levers to Lasers,

“The Way Things Work Now: From Levers to Lasers, Windmills to Wi-Fi, A Visual Guide to the World of Machines,” by David Macaulay, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, 2016. This 400-page hardback is the latest update to the famous series from 1988. [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:21 PM

Re: Social Security Trust Fund

Cash is available to pay benefits without raising the national debt. The political policy is fake news all over again.

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pauleckler replied to the Improve the Fool board. 5:18 PM

Re: Board closings?

The Beer discussion board got closed.

It's sad that we have so few to discuss investing. Beer has been active with Inbev/BUD buying Miller, forming Molson Coors, Corona to Constellation Brands, Modello to Inbev, and Heineken and Sam [more]

Tue Dec 12

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pauleckler replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:18 PM

Re: Social Security Trust Fund

To redeem the SS Trust Fund Bonds, the Gov't would likely have to issue new bonds to come up with the cash.

Federal Reserve notes are backed by the full faith and credit of the US govt. Existing govt bonds would seem excellent [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Investing Beginners board. 2:09 PM

Re: Time Commitment

If you are serious about investing you will want to read about the companies you invest in. Annual report, listen to the quarterly conference call, and follow any news reports. Some say you can do this for about 8 stocks with the time available to [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:00 PM

Re: Gas line pipe through foundation wall

No expert here. Just guessing based on experience.

My experience with a hot water heating system is that metal pipes in concrete are subject to stress cracks and leaks caused by thermal expansion and contraction of the metal within the solid [more]

Mon Dec 11

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pauleckler replied to the Retirement Investing board. 1:44 PM

Re: Bond ladder versus all dividends income

Presumably either choice will be made within your IRA. Then it does not matter so much as the distributions will be taxed as ordinary income in either case.

If the investments were in a taxable account, then the interest income would be [more]

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pauleckler posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:29 PM

Social Security Trust Fund

They continue to tell us Congress must come up with the cash to redeem SS Trust Fund bonds to pay benefits now that Social Security outflow exceeds the income from FICA taxes.

If the Federal Reserve buys SS Trust Fund bonds (and issues cash [more]

Sun Dec 10

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pauleckler replied to the Liquid Lounge board. 9:20 PM

Re: ALB: Albemarle

Both ALB and FMC are in a dip--down from their highs in November. ALB PE is not so high. FMC has been played for lithium but also is becoming a force in ag due to acquisition of segments from Dupont to clear antitrust requirements for their merger [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Liquid Lounge board. 5:08 PM

Re: ALB: Albemarle

For whatever its worth, note that Albemarle was originally a paper company. When leaded gasoline came on the scene, they bought the business and changed their name to Ethyl Corporation. When leaded gas faded, they became Albemarle again.

You [more]

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pauleckler posted to the Engineers board. 2:40 PM

Books for budding Engineers

What books would you recommend for teens who might like to become engineers. Not computers. But mechanical. For budding STEM careers.

Biographies of famous engineers: Brunel, James Eads, John Ericsson, Roebling, James [more]

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