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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:54 AM

Re: Do YOU remember Pythagoras’s theorem?

The math prank video is clever. I'm not sure it teaches any math, but it certainly would enliven the class.

Wed Dec 17

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rainphakir posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:10 PM

Moby

Moby Duck
I don't know if the book is a good read... but this 'ad' sure is :-)

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Mon Dec 15

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:17 PM

Re: OT - Save the future.. destroy the past.

Did you even look at the image in the link?

Does the Nazca line/image appear to have been impacted?

If the surface is so delicate and fragile and foot print damage is so durable, where is the damage from the foot prints of the [more]

Thu Dec 11

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:11 PM

Re: OT: Conceptualization

tend to read a lot, write well, and show curiosity in many unrelated things

That sounds a lot like a liberal arts degree, yes?

Baily: “It’s a scarce skill that is highly valued in our society.”

The apparent [more]

Fri Dec 5

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:58 PM

Re: Something to think about when you're driving

Militarization of the CIVILIAN police force, along with the lack of 'discretion' or perhaps the penchant for 'going by the book, no matter the specific circumstances'...


is disturbing.

ralph

Thu Dec 4

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:19 PM

Re: OT rant. people spent $147M for this?

FWIW... three geezer friends HIGHLY suggested Interstellar. (MD and PhD follow their names. :-)).

They particularly liked the 'audience friendly' descriptions of physics, space travel, etc. They thought it would play well for the less [more]

Wed Dec 3

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rainphakir replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:34 PM

Re: Simple Chart of Witnesses Wilson GJ

Time to put DASH cameras with audio pickus in every car, private and public.
Time to put cameras with audio pick up on every street corner, too.

LOL
ralph

Wed Nov 26

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:54 PM

Re: Macroeconomics of social discord

Perhaps it's a Yin Yang thing?

A couple centuries of Blacks kneeling down (in spite of the Civil War, emancipation,etc) did little for Blacks in the US.

Then came the riots of the 1960s, in which Blacks across the country said 'no [more]

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rainphakir posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:19 PM

OT: Gut fat bugs, Vulture bugs, and a virus

How about some holiday fare?

Obese Dog Bugs:
http://news.sciencemag.org/health/2014/11/guts-obese-dogs-lo...
Guts of obese dogs [more]

Mon Nov 24

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:42 PM

Re: Back to Animal Drones?

This was more interesting to me.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/11/toronto-maple-leafs-fans-sin...

I'm one of those who could not [more]

Thu Nov 13

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:21 PM

Re: OT: Good bacteria bad bacteria

Gut microbes may have myriad effects?


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Wed Nov 12

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:41 PM

Re: The Hummer is back. Thank falling oil prices

Yep, I thanked him for his service ... AND his sacrifice.

Fwiw, he did NOT have the 'vet victim' attitude. He praised the VA and its handling of his case.

Ralph

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:38 PM

Re: The Hummer is back. Thank falling oil prices

I met a Vet last week at the local cheapest-gas-around place. A paraplegic, he was about 45, had been in Army Special Forces, then 'out', then after 9/11 re-enlisted. He and his team ran over an IED and he received a 'broken, mangled back' [more]

Sat Oct 25

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:29 PM

Re: Another restaurant I don't eat at ...

... so I guess I can't boycott it.

I ate there 1 time. NEVER again.

bleech
ralph

Mon Oct 20

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rainphakir replied to the It Is What It Is board. 1:09 PM

Re: I taught I saw a puddy cat...

see:

http://boards.fool.com/ibm-borrow-buyback-strategy-fails-314...

The linked Tylers Durden article from July 2014 is [more]

Sat Oct 18

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:40 PM

Re: Hospital Declares ready for Ebola

Texas (and the current wanna be red-state leaders) advertises itself as "business friendly".

Health services have seen reduced state funding, across the board: regulation; training; emergency preparedness, etc. rely on [more]

Wed Oct 15

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:17 PM

Re: Don't get sick in Texas

Ok, t, I did the work for you :-)


http://projects.propublica.org/emergency/


National avg wait time (in ER) = 28 minutes
Wait time til sent home = 138 [more]

Mon Oct 13

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:15 PM

Re: Seahawks Make Six Year Old Cry

Thanksgiving should be moved to Nov 1 to 6 and celebrated as Thanksgiving Day of the Dead.

:-)
ralph

Day of the Dead / All Souls Day is celebrated throughout Europe and Latin America. How did it skip the US - until brought in by [more]

Tue Oct 7

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:19 PM

Re: Walmart Makes a Tough Decision

Sorry, you can only recommend a post to the Best of once.
Actually, I don't have a problem with Walmart ending health coverage. We'd all be better off if we broke the tie between employment and health insurance.

Next stop, ending
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Sun Oct 5

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:58 PM

Re: The Civil Rights of The AIDS Virus

It's the Belgium Backed Railroads, I tell ya!


http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29442642

Aids: Origin of pandemic 'was 1920s [more]

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