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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1 hour ago

Re: C.T.E. it's not just for football player

What about soccer players who "head" the ball? Or is that a relatively minor impact?

I remember some comment from ... 10? years ago, that a header using the frontal bone would not produce concussions, and therefore headers [more]

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rainphakir posted to the Political Asylum board. 3:39 PM

Trump cloud's silver lining?

Should Trump win it all, perhaps there is a silver lining?

http://www.snopes.com/melania-trump-vs-michelle-obama/

The typical republican conservative demands [more]

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rainphakir replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:43 AM

Re: USSC spanks VA GOP Gerrymandering

And, I wish the SC would spank the TX gerrymandering.

I guess Tom DeLay and GWB are just too smart to have flumoxed it up?

LOL
ralph

Sat May 21

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:16 PM

Re: Whatcha eating today?

Breakfast:
Watermelon, some left over popcorn, water

Coffee w 1/2 n 1/2
Snack- butterfingers candy, 10 or 12 of the 'bite size' pieces

Lunch: grilled chicken breast, steamed broccoli, rice (didn't eat all the rice).. At the [more]

Fri May 13

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:58 PM

Re: America Corners Where Children Are Most Hung

Spain made the indigenous 'Spanish' by decree. No reservations. Therefore Latin America doesn't have reservation casinos, or enclaves of indigenous w quasi self rule.

Europeans of all flavors were equal opportunity in applying the 'tragedy [more]

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:28 PM

Re: Another OPEC producer cuts subsidies

My take is the money is not a store of value, rather the representation of labor performed.

I would argue it's a representation of 'time sold'.
I sell 8 hours of my time to my employer. My 'time' (portion of my life) that I sell, [more]

Thu May 12

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:48 PM

Re: Google Banning Payday Lending Ads,

I am trying to rationalize how 'professionals' make a combined income of $80k a year.


I should have said AFTER TAX.

He's a teacher, and makes ca $50k/yr, I'm pretty sure.
His wife is a nurse, ADN (Associates [more]

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:13 PM

Re: Google Banning Payday Lending Ads,

I too know a guy who's making monthly payments on a pawned pistol. He mentioned that this time, they'd required some additional 'id' information, which upset him - since he's been 'pawning and paying' with the same shop for 20 years!

He [more]

Wed May 11

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rainphakir replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:03 PM

Re: Shocking Church Data Slips Out

In my area, I've noted the spread of church property. In my city, each 'big' church covers between 4 to 8 city blocks, much of it down town. They don't pay taxes on that property. The smaller churches often have 2 entire blocks.

Mexico, in [more]

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:51 PM

Re: Fort McMurray will triumph

LOL
I'm not arguing that the news is ... sensationalized.

I don't watch much of it either. And, I'd already seen some reference to 80% is still standing... somewhere, as I channel surfed.

I've friends in Europe who call after [more]

Tue May 10

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:39 PM

Re: Fort McMurray will triumph

No, no, Tim. It's all gone! Haven't you been watching the US coverage?

:-)
Ralph

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:24 PM

Re: Fort McMurray will triumph

We will rebuild our city and we will do it Fort McMurray style. I’m sure of it.

JFK troped, and American Business consultants meme that the Chinese word for 'crisis' is two characters that mean 'dangerous' and [more]

Thu May 5

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:02 PM

Re: Yet Another Uber Rival in U.S.

Google tesla 'taxi' services. There are companies in North America and Europe offering 'ride services'

Here's an example from LA:
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Wed May 4

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:51 AM

Re: Playing the Woman Card

Across the hall...
Well, really, SP is asking for links to conservative (Rohr is a Franscican Monk) stuff like this:

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Tue May 3

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rainphakir replied to the Retirement Investing board. 2:06 PM

Re: "Rich person" question

To help avoid the 'lose-lose' scenario, you might put together a short paragraph saying you are NOT giving financial advice, only suggestions, and ask him (and the mom-in-law) to both sign it. Perhaps your wife, too?

To be a little more [more]

Thu Apr 28

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:40 PM

Re: Latest news on exercise

I've read/heard for years that 'interval' training is superior in many ways to other forms of exercise such as pure cardio, endurance, weights, etc.

Interval training uses both aerobic and anaerobic pathways.


CrossFit APPEARS [more]

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:48 PM

Re: Papa stuffs his pockets

Did he sign a non-compete with Valeant?

hmm?
ralph

Wed Apr 27

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rainphakir replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:53 PM

Re: Are the Republicans really...

Well said Pos. I have a comment, though :-)

That image is called serfdom. Our founding population escaped serfdom, escaped Churches who demanded unthinking obedience, they yearned for the freedom to be and become who they were and what [more]

Tue Apr 26

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:02 PM

Re: Nat'l healthcare nightmare continues

Unfortunately, union health benefits have had a strong tendency to be in decline, like everyone else's as teabagger/republican efforts at union busting and elimination of social services have succeeded.

There, fixed that for you. [more]

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:34 PM

Re: Nat'l healthcare nightmare continues

UPS is employee friendly

I worked for UPS, in the late 1970s, as an loader/unloader and carwash.

I was not a union member, and freerode on the Union negotiaded benefits. Eventually the site manager (MANAGER) called me into [more]

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