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    "My Octopus Teacher" on Netflix. :up:

    "My Octopus Teacher" on Netflix. :up:
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    Huh? The main purpose of "investment" is to...

    Huh? The main purpose of "investment" is to preserve capital for the future. If one of the biggest future costs is Long Term Health Care, but you're not seeing that as part of the equation, then...
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    wiggin, you left out the risk of Medical...

    wiggin, you left out the risk of Medical Bankruptcy. That's a REAL risk if you develop a medical condition which means you not only lose your employment, but also your employer-based health...
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    So long as "adjusting" doesn't mean you have to...

    So long as "adjusting" doesn't mean you have to work until you're dead.
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    That sounds like a South Park episode. :haha:

    That sounds like a South Park episode. :haha:
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    If my memory is correct, wiggin plans on having a...

    If my memory is correct, wiggin plans on having a $5 million retirement account -- with all "probabilities" based on employment income, 401K or employer pension benefits, plus individual investments...
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    T'was interesting to read this thread from the...

    T'was interesting to read this thread from the beginning....10 years ago! And what we think (or feel) about that which makes us vulnerable. :bulb:

    I liked Dread's comment about emotions, because...
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    :haha: "Free Market" is a modern-day myth,...

    :haha: "Free Market" is a modern-day myth, created by the 'market-makers' of unfettered capitalism, perpetuated by politicians who take campaign 'contributions' from well-paid lobbyists that don't...
  9. Thread: covid-19

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    Sorry if this has been debated already (I'm not...

    Sorry if this has been debated already (I'm not gonna scroll thru 106 pages) but what's up with the growing "Vaccine Hesitancy" in the US?

    It appears to have political elements (more Republicans...
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    Good article! The part about being "historically...

    Good article! The part about being "historically malnourished" with a fragmented understanding of history -- and white supremacy -- is sad but true.

    Lewk obviously didn't read it, but he wouldn't...
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    Plan B is a Censure Resolution -- that would bar...

    Plan B is a Censure Resolution -- that would bar Trump from holding elected office again?
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    What's the percentage of "self-identifying...

    What's the percentage of "self-identifying Republicans" who'll admit the GOP has become a cult? Are any of them sitting US Senators? :rolleyes:
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    'Tis why I started that thread about...

    'Tis why I started that thread about "De-Programming". :noob:

    Steely is right --- it's not just about QAnon, and it's not really a new US phenomenon. "Conservative" extremism and right-wing...
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    The only way spineless (R) senators would vote to...

    The only way spineless (R) senators would vote to convict is if they used "anonymous" ballots. Is there anything in the rules preventing that?
  15. Thread: covid-19

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    Late night riff on just getting an appointment...

    Late night riff on just getting an appointment for the covid vaccine: It's the first time since last March that I've felt hope (vs impending dread and doom). But I'm still worried and anxious about...
  16. Banana Republic or Failed State?

    Banana Republic or Failed State?
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    McConnell is a political pariah. He shouldn't be...

    McConnell is a political pariah. He shouldn't be "forgiven for half of his mistakes", even if he grew a conscience after Jan. 9th and sent a cryptic message to (R) senators by saying Trump committed...
  18. If you're working for a retailer that gives full...

    If you're working for a retailer that gives full refunds for crappy products (like My Pillow)....something is wrong with that business model? I hope they don't go broke (and you don't lose your job)...
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    If you want to get a real feel about...

    If you want to get a real feel about smoking...just watch the retro TV shows and movies. Smoking was allowed in doctor's offices and hospitals, pretty much everywhere, except for elevators. Just look...
  20. It's both ironic AND pathetic that "Freee...

    It's both ironic AND pathetic that "Freee Marketeers" are doing what the GOP won't -- by removing its Krazy Kracken funding/donors. I can't wait to see if that trickles down to Fox & Friends, and the...
  21. Thread: covid-19

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    Relativity is hard, too. ;) I think your sig is...

    Relativity is hard, too. ;) I think your sig is great because it's about human challenges (not meeting God at the end of your life tho). :)
  22. Thread: "De-programming"?

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    "De-programming"?

    How do we undo the damage of lies and propaganda? What can the US do about the 70+ million people who voted for Trump a second time...and more importantly, the majority of (R) who think Biden wasn't...
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    :popcorn: Lewk (The Teacher Troll) likes to...

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    Lewk (The Teacher Troll) likes to talk about cultural problems that lead to gun violence. While ignoring/denying that the US is a culture that romanticizes -- and even glorifies -- guns,...
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    *notices wiggin's signature* :bulb:

    *notices wiggin's signature* :bulb:
  25. Thread: TRUMP 2016

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    Yeah, Trump's presidency is over. It's not like...

    Yeah, Trump's presidency is over. It's not like he can declare martial law to stop Biden's inauguration. The National Guard is busy protecting the Capitol, along with the Capitol Police and DC Metro...
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