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spl241 posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:55 PM

15 Days, $500K Raised For Small DD

As more and more evils are revealed within our vast social media, stories like this tend to counter them a bit:

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The family of a 4-year-old girl battling a deadly disease used social media to raise more than $500,000 in [more]

Tue Apr 22

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spl241 posted to the Political Asylum board. 4:47 PM

No Gun Research Funding for CDC

(Steve Benen, writing on MaddowBlog today)

After Sandy Hook, one undeniable issue came into razor focus: when it came to public research on domestic gun violence, we were largely flying blind. Gun research means data collection, a job the [more]

Fri Apr 18

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spl241 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:01 AM

Re: CNN News Flash!

wzambon, dryly:

Breaking News!...Bluefin has made its first report! It found ....nothing...for the last half hour, they've been analyzing "nothing" and parsing what it means.

I see 11 exclamation points in your [more]

Thu Apr 17

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spl241 posted to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 4:26 PM

OMG, Today's Rotten Kids!

2 video choices....The arrow on the large pic is for a 1:24 clip. If you have time, the "watch full video here" icon is at lower left. It's 6:24. That's my recommendation.

Jocks, Nerds, Cheerleaders, Preps & other cliques went [more]

Wed Apr 16

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spl241 posted to the Political Asylum board. 7:03 PM

Workers Stuffed in NO-klahoma

More Republican governor No, this time in the Sooner state:

At a time when many states and cities are working passing minimum wage increases, OK Gov. Mary Fallin (R) has gone in the opposite direction and signed a law banning cities from [more]

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spl241 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:17 PM

Re: Advice from a Federal TSP Millionaire

We're currently in our mid-30s, and we have already built up about $475k in those 401k accounts. It's easy, automatic, tax advantaged savings.

Per the custom around here, "$475K is not a lot"....Oh, forget that. Great job [more]

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spl241 replied to the An Open Letter board. 2:01 PM

Re: An Open Letter

lovingrose:

It's also not right that at the age of 60, with no major health problems and taking no medications, I have to pay the high insurance premiums those with serious problems have to pay.

When your age starts with a [more]

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spl241 replied to the An Open Letter board. 10:33 AM

Re: An Open Letter

I picked up the prescriptions at the drive in window. I said to the young lady who waited on me, “You guys are the best part of our healthcare system.”

Hi, Jack, and best wishes to both of you after being wrung out by our health care [more]

Tue Apr 15

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spl241 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:30 PM

Re: Careless Hit, But No Run

spl241: Sometimes, things we experience renew our faith in human nature. Today was my day. -------> If I had a nickel for every time you have a faith-renewing experience...

Maybe I'll write about a time at the nursing home [more]

Mon Apr 14

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spl241 posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:26 PM

Careless Hit, But No Run

Sometimes, things we experience renew our faith in human nature. Today was my day. A county highway box truck knocked off the top of my mailbox. 3 men were checking it out when I approached. The driver apologized all over the place: "I dropped [more]

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spl241 posted to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 1:31 PM

World History in 2 Minutes

Made by 19 y.o. young man for his film class assignment...supposedly viewed by 1.4 million. Amazing stuff!

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spl241 posted to the Political Asylum board. 1:09 PM

Fallout-GOP Cuts To IRS Budget

Obama wants a 10% increase in IRS's budget next year. Fat chance, if the Repub animosity toward the agency continues. For example, in 2010 the budget was $12.1B. That has shrunk to $11.3B. Since 2010, as a result, 10,000 employees got pink slips, [more]

Sat Apr 12

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spl241 replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:22 AM

Re: Texas Taxpayers to Pay For Affluenza Teen

interest:

<<In Texas, you'd have to assume that a poor black or latino who killed four people in a drunk driving wreck wouldn't be headed for treatment-- especially taxpayer funded treatment.>>

Wait. A 6 X 10 room with [more]

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spl241 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:49 AM

Re: Soft Skills vs. Hard Employment Reality

Sorry, Tim. Here ya go...tested it on my pad and it worked. Must not have totally copied in my OP:

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spl241 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:39 AM

Soft Skills vs. Hard Employment Reality

You got that degree. Now you face the daunting task of selling yourself in an unfriendly job market. You have confidence in your skill set, but is it a total set? It better be...

Growing Leaders Founder and President Tim Elmore said more [more]

Fri Apr 11

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spl241 posted to the Political Asylum board. 6:58 PM

Reagan's Now-Empty 1981 Words...

...on the sanctity and availability of citizens' right to vote. He said this on 11/6/81:

Several months ago in a speech, I said that voting was the most sacred right of free men and women. I pledged that as long as I am in a position to [more]

Thu Apr 10

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spl241 posted to the Political Asylum board. 7:44 PM

Shameful Blood on FL's Hands

Charlene Dill was 32 with 3 kids 3, 7, and 9. She babysat, cleaned houses, and sold a few vacuums on commission. These 3 gritty jobs made her $9,000 a year. They did not make her ACA- eligible. Ms. Dill is one of millions living in states with Repub [more]

Tue Apr 8

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spl241 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:52 AM

Explosion in iPhone Stock Trading

That's the title of the linked 3:20 video I watched on WSJ Live this AM. I'm not physically hungry at this early hour, but there was food for thought aplenty in this interview.

Brokerages, needless to say, couldn't be happier. [more]

Mon Apr 7

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spl241 posted to the Political Asylum board. 9:20 PM

$174K Just Not Enough

Rep. Jim Moran wants a pay hike for Congress. He calls Congress "the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world." What a joke, considering the public approval of this august body is about as low as a snake's anus. [more]

Sat Apr 5

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spl241 posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:38 AM

DIY + $10,000 =. Home Sweet Home

She's 28 with $45k of student loan debt and he's 26. No way for a construction team or even advice from an architect. Their foundation is a used trailer bed for $1500 instead of a new one. Craigslist proved invaluable, and they had extraordinary good [more]

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