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rharmelink replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1 hour ago

Re: Tax reform

Passing all the profit/loss/liability through to the shareholders changes the dynamic of those two groups.

And what happens when there is something like a class action lawsuit?

The corporation can't hire a lawyer, because the [more]

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rharmelink replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:50 PM

Re: Fscore single factor return

When your subject said "single factor return", I was expecting to see return numbers on each of the nine factors that go into constructing the F-Score total. Not on the sum of the individual factors?

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rharmelink replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:21 AM

Re: AAII screen winners since '99: small caps

There's a wide discrepancy between the AAII Piotroski screen passing stocks and the stocks with 8 or 9 P scores on the Graham Investor site. Dozens of high P score stocks are listed on the latter, only a handful or even just 2-3 at AAII. I wonder [more]

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rharmelink replied to the Television Banter board. 1:03 PM

Re: Longmire not for long

I watched the first episode and thought it was pretty dull. I never went back to it.

I lasted into the second or third episode...

Thu Aug 28

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rharmelink replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:04 AM

Re: NYTimes for less

After months of suffering bad numbers due to recently raised prices, today my newspaper had BOGO (buy one get one free) coupons for McDonald's Big Mac and Quarter Pounder.

They've often had them on sale. I used to only buy the Big [more]

Wed Aug 27

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rharmelink replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:34 PM

Re: NYTimes for less

Periodically they offered me a discount to return to the fold, but today when they offered 6 months at half price--the best offer by far, I finally snapped it up.

Sam Stone (from the movie Ruthless People): "A bad salesman will [more]

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rharmelink replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:25 PM

Re: OT: The Carefree Retirement Life

In four cases I'm aware of personally over the past couple of years, falls that broke hips lead to confinement to wheelchairs followed within months by death. All of them were late 80's to mid nineties.

Sigh. Two more people fell [more]

Tue Aug 26

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rharmelink replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:27 PM

Re: OT: The Carefree Retirement Life

Get retirement travel done before old age sets in!

The last 5 years or so of my dad's career, he moved into the International Division so that he and my mom could travel. He got the Pacific region. That was good, because they had [more]

Mon Aug 25

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rharmelink replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:33 PM

Re: OT: The Carefree Retirement Life

[Is banning bed railings] supposed to help in what way? Are they afraid someone might get tangled up in the railing?

A Google search found this:

No one really knows how many deaths and injuries actually have been caused [more]

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rharmelink replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:19 PM

Re: OT: The Carefree Retirement Life

If you want to not just get old, but to have a life when old, you need to plan ahead and that includes TRAINING.

Planning ahead should also include facilities. For example:

-- Wider doors and hallways to accommodate [more]

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rharmelink replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:39 AM

Re: OT: The Carefree Retirement Life

Are you in your 70's or early 80's?

Actually, only 57. I'm here because I'm disabled. I don't expect to last until my 70's.

Over the 6 years I've lived here, the focus has changed from mostly independent living to mostly [more]

Sun Aug 24

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rharmelink posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:45 PM

OT: The Carefree Retirement Life

The nature of the beast...

In the Phoenix retirement community where I live, someone just got back from a 2-week visit to relatives in Chicago.

The first question they asked when they got back:

"Did anyone [more]

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rharmelink replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:47 PM

Re: OT: Fargo Newspaper

For the low income, (Sub 75K a year)

LOL. Adjusted for inflation, I've never made more than about 50K per year.

Thu Aug 21

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rharmelink replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:52 PM

Re: Completely OT: trashcan on desk

No but think about what happens on a floor. You walk around outside, you go to the bathroom and you also walk around your office. Your shoes pick up feces, germs and bacteria. Now the trash can doesn't always end up in the same place and it could [more]

Tue Aug 19

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rharmelink replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:19 PM

Re: Energy, Retail and Raises

The problem with having over 50% of the population highly educated is that few want to get their hands dirty.

But that's the beauty of the supply and demand curve.

As fewer want to get their hands dirty, it pays better.

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rharmelink replied to the Television Banter board. 12:36 PM

Re: free tv shows .. old and new

I've never made a cent -- or attempted to, or even vaguely considered it -- on a VHS copy of a movie or whatever.

For me, the point is that you do convey VALUE to someone else when you share a book or a movie, in whatever way or form [more]

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rharmelink replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:39 AM

Re: Humans Need Not Apply

and high-level languages automatically handle a lot of the hassles that early programmers had to deal with

Sometimes automation, making the programmer more efficient, isn't always such a good outcome.

I was tasked to make a [more]

Sat Aug 16

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rharmelink replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:13 PM

Re: OT: Security stuff

As far as Dave's contention that he's never gotten a virus, but cleared piles of malware, well I might add - if you are not running anti-virus software, how do you know? (Not all viruses immediately ruin your day - in fact they may simply be set [more]

Fri Aug 15

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rharmelink replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:23 PM

Re: rich man making sense

You have this kind of backwards. If McDonald's does not pay enough for its employees to stay off food stamps and Medicaid, then the public makes up the difference.

Doesn't sound backward to me. If McDonald's weren't there, you'd be [more]

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