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syke6 replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 7:44 PM

Re: Absinthe

Has anyone tried absinthe in Prague?

I have. The wife and I were caught in a heavy rain storm in Prague, so we ducked into a convenient bar to wait it out. We were more or less the only people there, and we struck up a casual [more]

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syke6 replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 7:39 PM

Re: For those who missed the memo:change

I personally hope you continue to post. I find your (and other's) after action reports entertaining and informative. Certainly on topic for this board.

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 6:36 PM

Re: It's about time.

Did you forget to wake up the brain cells this morning?

When the latest basketball team was sold for a billion dollars plus, you don't think that Uncle Sam raked in hundreds of millions in income taxes? (latest sex scandal)? Duh! Yes,
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syke6 replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:00 PM

Re: Packing for the big trip

Leaving next Sunday for four days in Munich (Sheraton hotel). Bad planing on my part, as we will hit in the middle of Oktoberfest (and so pay a premium for the hotel).

Or potentially great timing. Octoberfest is a blast!

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:16 AM

Re: It's about time.

Washington state’s Maria Cantwell, meanwhile, is offering a bill targeted directly at the NFL’s tax-exempt status, prompted by its refusal to force the Washington, D.C., franchise to change its name from a racial slur against Native [more]

Sat Sep 20

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:57 PM

Re: 33K Seniors have SS Garnished for SL Debt

Yeah.....Obama is STILL borrowing 1/4 of all federal spending! Wow...what a record. And it isn't declining much...if at all....with all the emergency spending and off the books spending programs.

I gotta hand it to you tele. Your [more]

Fri Sep 19

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:50 PM

Re: Retirement Community for the Young?

That's what they're calling Portland OR, which now leads the nation in overeducated/underemployed 40-year-olds.

The opening bit of Portlandia called Portland the place where young people go to retire:

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syke6 posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:39 PM

More Bad News for Tele

Not only are government deficits dropping like a stone, private debt is unwinding as well:

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syke6 replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:24 PM

Re: Milan, Madrid, Paris

Just a possibly out-of-date note: It was a number of years ago (1992-ish) that we were last in Madrid. We arrived about 8 a.m, cleared customs, took a long cab ride to the hotel, got settled, rested for an hour or two and went out in search of [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:53 PM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

Okay, so the Power Co would like to encourage people to conserve energy - mostly at the consumer's expense. The Power Co saves big on energy conservation because it reduces their need to build more power plants, but they apparently aren't willing [more]

Thu Sep 18

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syke6 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:53 PM

Re: What's in your emergency kit?

What's in your emergency kit? How many days do you plan for? I've looked at the FEMA site, and they have recommendations there. I wonder about a sleeping bag, which they recommend... hard to imagine needing that, but maybe. They recommend three [more]

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syke6 posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:35 PM

Inside the Mind of a Teabagger

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Affordable Care Act allowed Robin Evans, an eBay warehouse packer earning $9 an hour, to sign up for Medicaid this year. She is being treated for high blood pressure and Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder, after years of [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:33 PM

Re: 33K Seniors have SS Garnished for SL Debt

It'as true that Republican politics has often been to "starve the beast" of tax money. That's because liberals tend to skew any spending towards various welfare programs rather than maintaining infrastructure.

The biggest [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:30 PM

Re: 33K Seniors have SS Garnished for SL Debt

YOu might ask your 3rd grade teacher what happens when the debt reaches levels which are 'unsustainable'. Think Argentina, Greece, Portugal. Think countries dying. Or dead. You can't live on credit...

...For some reason the libs, maybe
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syke6 replied to the Amazon.com, Inc. board. 3:07 PM

Re: What's up with Amazon?

Just heard Cramer on CNBC saying that it is probably time to sell amzn, but his opinion was based on tech analysis of some fibonachi pattern that was published by a respected source who has a track record of being right more often than [more]

Wed Sep 17

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syke6 posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 8:01 PM

Uninsured Lowest on Record

Need to remove this sucker root and branch before these people start visiting the doctor.

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syke6 posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 2:37 PM

Milan, Madrid, Paris

So, my wife had a business trip come up fairly quickly to Milan, Madrid, and Paris, I decided to do the noble thing and go with her. By quickly, I mean, the itinery wans't set until last Friday, and we booked our flights on Sunday. We leave on the [more]

Tue Sep 16

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syke6 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 9:03 PM

Re: Buh-bye Roger.

While I actually think Condoleeza Rice would probably make a decent NFL commissioner, I would bet a lot of money against it happening. The NFL commissioner's job isn't a place for celebrity personas. The job of the NFL commissioner is to sit in [more]

Mon Sep 15

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:10 AM

Re: People Who Go In Harms Way

Okay I'm going to be honest here, I think they are nuts for going there, for any reason. I wouldn't go to any predominately Muslim country, for no amount of money. In fact I don't even want to fly over one. It's sort of like running of the Bulls [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:17 AM

Re: People Who Go In Harms Way

Do you have the same lack of sympathy for Fire, Police, or military service members who "voluntarily go into risky areas and into harms way and then wind up being harmed?"

A close personal friend is a fireman. He was [more]

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