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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:55 AM

Re: Tele - get out of Dallas? Ebola?

Yeah, I'm only a couple hours south by car, 45 minutes by plane.

I'll believe it's contained when 6 weeks have passed with no new case.

Ralph

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rainphakir posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:55 PM

Tele - get out of Dallas? Ebola?

CDC says it's so... so it must be?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/09...

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Sat Sep 27

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:32 PM

Re: Hospitals Want You to Pay Up-Front

My 'hospital' (handles the HMO - or what used to be an HMO but now resembles a PPO for my company) began requiring upfront payment about 3 years ago.

Personally, I prefer to pay AFTER I receive a service, so that I have some control over [more]

Thu Sep 25

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:20 PM

Re: Sub Prime Auto Loans

Credit Unions are NOT your friend.
This is just another example.


The last two cars that I've bought - I checked the CU offer - and went with the dealership's offer.

In addition:
I've asked my CU several times 'what kind [more]

Wed Sep 24

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:26 PM

Re: Military Industrial Complex's greatest ally

ASSUMING that the US is going to participate in the 'war' in some fashion, the acceptable choice was to do so from the air. i.e. NOT with boots on the ground.
A 'missile' is replaceable.

US public demand is NO dead 'warriors' - at any [more]

Wed Sep 17

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:18 PM

Re: Ebola and my fancy new Algebra

Well, if this is successful, it might slow Ebola down?

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29243936


Ebola trial volunteer immunised

Normally it would take years of
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Mon Sep 15

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:57 PM

Re: Drinking Water

:-) I agree, Tim. And I follow similar practices when I travel.
ralph

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:21 PM

Re: Drinking Water

I'm skeptical.
I use a Brita pitcher and change the filter about 4 to 6 months, like Steve.

When I boil my local TAP water for 3 minutes - the pan has hard water deposits.
When I boil Brita filtered water (even after 3 or 4 months [more]

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:04 PM

Re: A disaster movie in the making.

True, Texas is very 'business friendly' (low wages, low environmental protection, etc) not to mention that the oil industry is real powerful in Texas.... BUT

Texas passed a 'fair treatment policy for eminent domain' a few years ago, in [more]

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:56 PM

Re: OT: Alz Info

There is perhaps a link with Wendy's post about lithium?

See this 2003 article on WebMD.

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rainphakir replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:11 PM

Re: Key to Happy Retirement is Good Health

I agree - poor/bad health can torpedo retirement.
I know from personal experience, that a 'crick' in my back will STOP me from being active. Any kind of activity!

Sciatica - 3 years ago, and counting - put me in bed. I would try to do [more]

Sun Sep 14

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:12 PM

Re: A disaster movie in the making.

Would the people in the area between the coastal and the fields of North and West TX be ok with a pipeline for water... in their back yard?

Would Californians be ok with a water pipeline through their back yard to the Ca. growing [more]

Sun Sep 7

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rainphakir replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:35 PM

Re: 10 Weirdest Money Questions People Ask Google

Because your dollar pregnancy test was wrong?

Ralph

Thu Aug 21

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rainphakir replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:49 PM

Re: OT - Human/Neanderthals Interbred

still OT:

For some thriller fiction describing ancient man breeding with modern humans, see 'Direct Descendant' by Charles Wilson, 1995.


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Sat Jul 5

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rainphakir replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:03 PM

Re: What other revelations are hiding in caves?

At some point, society/science/medicine will have the ability to make artificial copies of a 'gene' and insert it into a zygote, or stem cell, and then create a living human with designer traits.

The extant human genome is off limits for [more]

Thu Jul 3

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

Re: That would be a black swan or some other bir

Yoshihiro Kawaoka has created a strain of flu that can completely escape the human immune system.
>>>

And the countdown to weaponization begins now.



Not to worry. It's covered.

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