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syke6 replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:44 AM

Re: Got My Global Entry

Basically, you skip the long lines in U.S. customs as you re-enter the country, plus you get TSA pre check on all flights.


http://www.cbp.gov/global-entry/about

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syke6 posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:00 AM

Credit Cards Rewards Bubble?

I'm not terribly interested in credit card rewards offers, but lately I've seen a few that were too good to pass up.

I got an Alaska Airlines Bank of America offer, which included 25,000 Alaska miles (good for a round trip plane ticket to [more]

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syke6 posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 11:03 PM

Got My Global Entry

No idea why I didn't do this years ago. The fee is $100 and good for five years. It include Gobal Entry when you return to the US (that is, you go to the short line, instead of the long line. Major benny if you arrived on an A380), plus it includes [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:47 PM

Re: NASCAR decides not to hire racists

In other news, polls of Republicans now put Donald Trump in first place. There is joy and delirium at the Retire Early Campfire.

Joy and delirium here at RELE too! I can't imagine a better GOP candidate than Donald "Someone is [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 2:30 PM

Re: Other forms of marriage....

By the time Jesus walked the earth, polygamy was denounced by both Jesus and later the apostles.

Are you certain of that? I've never seen anything in the New Testament specifically denouncing polygamy, except for the clergy. There are [more]

Thu Jul 2

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syke6 replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 10:01 PM

Re: Parks in the Colorado Plateau

The first time we went to Zion, we only spent two days, and I had to be dragged out kicking and screaming. It's the greatest national park I've seen to date--just vast and huge and rising up around you, and every corner you turn is a different [more]

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:37 PM

Re: OT, after 20 years of development...

In the Falklands war, Sea Harriers engaged Argies, which were flying a variety of A4s, Mirages and Isreali Mirage knockoffs. The kill ratio was iirc, 23 Argies shot down to zero Harriers lost. US Marine pilots developed techniques to use the [more]

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:38 AM

Re: OT, after 20 years of development...

“The F-35’s technology is designed to engage, shoot and kill its enemy from long distances, not necessarily in visual ‘dogfighting’ situations,” he said.

That's true, it isn't a good dog fighter and never can be because of the [more]

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syke6 posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:32 AM

Bobby Bonillas Payday

The NY Mets bought out slugger Bobby Bonilla $5.9 million contract for $1.2 million...each year for 25 years, paid from 2011 to 2035.

If that sounds insane, it gets better. As part of a different buyout Bonilla gets $500,000 a year, also [more]

Wed Jul 1

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syke6 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:28 PM

1st Law of Robotics is Violated!

BERLIN -- A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.
The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:17 PM

Re: NBC decides not to hire racists

A recent NYT interview with major stand up comics revealed that most felt that their speech was greatly restricted by PC, and they looked back to the 1950s and 1960s with nostalgia as a time when people were free to speak their [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:50 PM

Re: Your Tax Dollars at Work

MIGHT be usable as a trainer for slower students. Otherwise, it is a doorstop (pilot-killer in combat).

It probably isn't as quite useless as the article suggests. The F-35's radar cross section is much lower than the F-16, so in [more]

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:24 AM

Re: TREND:Healthcare

Bottom line, more money was spent with no improvement in health outcomes other than in mental health.

Is improving mental health not valued by the medical profession? Seems to me that's a pretty big win.

Tue Jun 30

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:18 PM

Re: NBC decides not to hire racists

Evidently the hosts of the show have quit too.

I wonder if Bert Parks is available?

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syke6 posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:17 PM

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Surprising absolutely no one, the trillion dollar F-35 Fighter pretty much sucks in combat.

A test pilot has some very, very bad news about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The pricey new stealth jet can’t turn or climb fast enough to hit [more]

Mon Jun 29

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syke6 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:17 PM

Re: Posted on METAR, should'a posted it here.

I just up the percentage in step 4 and skip step 6. It doesn't make sense for me to follow his steps.

Step 3 isn't that great either. It isn't *bad* to follow Dave Ramsey's advice. Much better than spending money on hookers and blow. [more]

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:12 PM

Re: Coal mine and power plants

This a blow to the health and welfare of the United States, Mexico and Canada east of the Rocky Mountains. Climate change and human health is not enough to stop coal and oil fired power plants from continuing in their dirty ways.

Not [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:11 PM

Re: NBC decides not to hire racists

All Trump said is he doesn't like Mexican border runners

^ This is why Trump running from president is so incredibly awesome. The Republicans, all of them, are cowering in fear from saying anything bad about Trump, no matter how crazy [more]

Thu Jun 25

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:33 PM

Re: The Real (Armed) Dangers of American Life

Good grief, can't evaluate the content of an article from one who does not believe in paragraphs. Eye pain, eye pain.

Major eye pain. Which brings up a different but related peeve. If someone values their content so lowly that they [more]

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syke6 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:46 AM

Re: Jindal the Jerk

Its widely considered rude these days, or even unethical in a business setting, to record other people without obtaining their permission first.

For the last umpteen years, you've been recorded every single time you bought gas or [more]

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