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by George the original one
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions
Replies: 94
Views: 4866

Re: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions

I don't know about a way to get your worthy dream going, but … well, maybe look to the historic record that's recently appeared in England this summer? The hot dry summer has revealed outlines of occupied settlements that lasted from stone age to Roman times and archeologists are scrambling to get t...
by George the original one
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1333
Views: 188669

Re: Investments Trade Log

Seppia wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:28 am
George the original one wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:59 am
Instead of P&G, take a look at CLX & their dividend growth.
seems like a nice company indeed, thanks for the tip. I have started following them and studying.
Found my portfolio being heavily powered by CLX this summer, so I hope you bought some!
by George the original one
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 644
Views: 103676

Re: Garden Log

Pulled out one of the carrots this morning to see how they're doing. Think they might be on the long side this year?

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by George the original one
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 644
Views: 103676

Re: Garden Log

Harvesting potatoes... still affected by wireworm. Peas are finishing up because I didn't plant a third crop. Raspberries finished a week ago and blueberries started two weeks ago. Been enjoying fresh green beans since last week and wife discovered that two broccoli plants are burdening her with too...
by George the original one
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Should I Sell My Civic and Buy a Hybrid or Electric Car?
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

Re: Should I Sell My Civic and Buy a Hybrid or Electric Car?

If you're driving over 20k miles per year, then you're driving way too much. Fix that before you try fixing a problem with the price of fuel. In other words, with less driving, you can easily handle 4x-5x increase in the cost of fuel.
by George the original one
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Should everyone be allowed to vote?
Replies: 61
Views: 1906

Re: Should everyone be allowed to vote?

The Constitution allows for change. That's why we have Amendments. An Amendment can even allow for something that we'd currently call unconstitutional, such as limiting the right to keep & bear arms.
by George the original one
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Is it a good idea to dropout of school to retire much faster ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2149

Re: Is it a good idea to dropout of school to retire much faster ?

In your examples, I agree if you get generalized degree, or arts degrees X, Y, or Z or no degree -> ????? Whatever job you land at? You're making the mistake that those of us with generalized or art degrees started out going for those degrees. We didn't end up in technical fields because "whatever ...
by George the original one
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 268
Views: 20480

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

*Too* *much* *drama*.

Glad I married the gal I did, even if she does snore too loudly.
by George the original one
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is consumerism the result of low self-esteem?
Replies: 31
Views: 1625

Re: Is consumerism the result of low self-esteem?

I think consumerism is the result of advertising. Uhm, no. Sometimes it is the means to an end. For instance, I bought a new car two weeks ago. An unnecessary second car. It's sole purpose is to be a nationally competitive car for autocross and provide transportation to/from the events. It will sit...
by George the original one
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Is it a good idea to dropout of school to retire much faster ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2149

Re: Is it a good idea to dropout of school to retire much faster ?

The other key thing is that some degrees give an excellent return on investment ( on average ) but others are essentially worthless. Degrees do not define career path. Of 5 friends & myself from high school diploma: 1) degree in Political Science --> dock worker, OSHA inspector 2) degree in History...
by George the original one
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Planning Escape
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: Planning Escape

Better late than never. I hope you can find a partner to help you forward.
by George the original one
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Durable shoes
Replies: 116
Views: 26571

Re: Durable shoes

So how are these after 2+ years? I figure you are in the garden as much as I am. How are these for letting your foot breath while doing physical work? Still going strong and I've been abusing them by not keeping up with waterproofing and cleaning. Plenty of tread left for a couple more years. No th...
by George the original one
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: apocalyptic techno-optimism
Replies: 51
Views: 3068

Re: apocalyptic techno-optimism

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:28 pm
A phrase like "basked in the the warmth of her gaze" is meaningless in the deepest possible sense to something resembling a mind without a human body. Etc.
Insert sudden vision of genetically modified infrared-emitting eyeballs... "if looks could kill" :o
by George the original one
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: in which brute says things about libertarianism
Replies: 295
Views: 11214

Re: in which brute says things about libertarianism

Remember Bhopal, India? yea, too bad that there was no government in India at the time to prevent that disaster. that's what they get for being libertarian ideologues! Well, as we know with most polluters and government regulators, a lack of enforcement does diddly-squat. We also know that a lack o...
by George the original one
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: in which brute says things about libertarianism
Replies: 295
Views: 11214

Re: in which brute says things about libertarianism

There should be emission monitors installed at pollution sources that keeps a running tab on what you emit so offenders are charged accordingly. Portland had incidents in 2015-2016 with two art glass blowing companies for cadmium, arsenic, and lead emissions. The emissions had been known about sinc...
by George the original one
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: in which brute says things about libertarianism
Replies: 295
Views: 11214

Re: in which brute says things about libertarianism

But why should pollution, littering or graffity be treated differently than any othet property dammages? Pollution creates situations that are unfixable or only fixable at vast public expense. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picher,_Oklahoma Flint, Michigan water There are also the criminal releases ...
by George the original one
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1333
Views: 188669

Re: Investments Trade Log

WDC got pounded for 6.7% this morning.
by George the original one
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Is it a good idea to dropout of school to retire much faster ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2149

Re: Is it a good idea to dropout of school to retire much faster ?

But thanks to that decision I ended up beating inflation, buying 6 houses because houses were very cheap back then and retiring by the ripe young age of 39 !!!!! Really, you didn't beat the system. You merely found an investment vehicle that worked for you. It's no different than someone, like the ...
by George the original one
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1333
Views: 188669

Re: Investments Trade Log

The trade war talk, and good earnings are almost a wash this quarter; it would not be a surprise to see a dip once we loose the balancing factor of good earnings. If the trade war ends we should see a good jump in the market, but when does that happen? Which trade war? Trump has gone after everybod...
by George the original one
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Gene Wolfe: Latro in the mist (fiction)
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Gene Wolfe: Latro in the mist (fiction)

Mikeallison wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:28 pm
Have you read any of the Book of the New Sun by Wolfe? They are the next works of fiction I was considering.
Yes, I read it back in '84 or '85, but don't remember a single bit of it!