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syke6 replied to the Photography board. 2 hours ago

Re: Wakeup Call.... Truths...

Professional Photographer Shares Uncomfortable Truths About the Industry

That article should have been called Five Whines About the Industry.

I know a wedding photographer who makes well north of $500K a year. He has a great [more]

Thu Apr 16

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syke6 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:22 PM

Re: Muslim Extreme Misogyny

OK...let's here you go off....or cowardly be subtle or silent.

Is there some specific aspect of what you're getting at that hasn't been dealt with in extreme length on this board in the past?

I think you would get more [more]

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syke6 posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 3:21 PM

Nothing Changed Except Me

The craziest thing about returning to the States after being gone for awhile is that nothing has really changed. Sure, the billboards are different. New buildings have popped up here and there. A new restaurant or two. But for all intents and [more]

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:27 PM

Re: America's Nine (9) Classes...

I don't read it every day - and I don't read it 1/10 as much as I read METAR. However, somebody obviously does, since ZH is listed by Time.com as one of the 25 Best Financial Blogs.

The category was [more]

Tue Apr 14

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syke6 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:44 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

102 sure ain't low Octane....Rocket fuel by today's standards. I only wish i could buy 102 Octane out of the pump to feed my horsepower addiction.

I think you meant low-lead....

A silly sidebar. Thanks for
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syke6 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 6:22 PM

Re: Retirement Planner

Since RayVT isn't here, I'll add a qoute:

In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable.

--Dwight D. Eisenhower

I used a bunch of different retirement calculators [more]

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syke6 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 6:19 PM

Re: Baseball Dying

That said, having read some of the research into the long term effects of repetitive head trauma and concussions I would not allow my kids to play football. I enjoy the game but it's not worth the very real risks.

Back in the 1980s [more]

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syke6 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:46 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

My house cost me about $40,000. It is now assessed at a little more than $250,000.

My first car was an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, and cost a bit over $3000. A similar car today seems to be about $60,000, but there is no point owning
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syke6 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 4:28 PM

Re: NFC West Mid-Offseason Roundup

That was interesting. A couple comments (at risk of making this the Seahawks board. Although, it was the Ravens board for a long time, so fair enough, I suppose).

I have long believed that the Seahawks biggest problem by far was O-line. [more]

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syke6 posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:20 PM

Minimum Wage: $70,000/year

The idea began percolating, said Dan Price, the founder of Gravity Payments, after he read an article on happiness. It showed that, for people who earn less than about $70,000, extra money makes a big difference in their lives.

His idea
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syke6 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:50 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

That is just not true. It is somewhere between 7% and 10%. The government reports the lower figures to make people feel better*, and so that the TIPS do not have to keep up with real inflation, nor does Social Security.

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:47 PM

Re: The Way To Think About Fox News

In the 1970s when trading in gold again became legal, they went to court to reinstate the old payments in gold. The courts still refused to enforce that provision of the lease.

The value of rent from that very valuable parcel of downtown
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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:50 PM

Re: Recycling Aircraft Carriers

As soon as one of the 2 unique USN hulls was 'tired" the entire bridge would be defunct until a compatible hull could be located. Custom refitting/replacement of a unique hull would be a HUGE expense.

And how do you allow boat [more]

Mon Apr 13

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:33 PM

Re: The Way To Think About Fox News

FAR better odds holding gold than paper currency.

I have a bunch of silver coins including silver dollars --- the silver dollars were taken out of circulation when they could be had for $1 currency.

Now they are worth about $35
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syke6 replied to the Photography board. 7:48 PM

Re: SX50 (Refurbished) UPDATE

I disagree with Troy about RAW. If you have that option then I think that's what you should shoot in. The only exception would be someone who would never ever do anything with their images other than look at them. If there's even a chance you [more]

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syke6 replied to the Photography board. 7:47 PM

Re: SX50 (Refurbished) UPDATE

6. Have the flash set for "Always". Yes, it will use more battery life. But all of your pictures will come out much better then if it doesn't flash (unless your taking pictures through glass).

Really? I always felt the default [more]

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:17 PM

Re: What Would Salk Think Today?

Today people stupidly assume that all the risks are gone. When is the last time someone in your neighborhood came down with polio or tuberculosis? Give it a little time. Let all the ignorant masses (who think that they are all so much smarter and [more]

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syke6 posted to the Running Fools board. 2:43 PM

Oatmeal: Dos and Don'ts of a Marathon

Great comic from the Oatmeala;

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/marathon_do

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