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by classical_Liberal
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Eclipse viewing in Casper, WY
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: Eclipse viewing in Casper, WY

I'll let you know after I see it tomorrow. I looked at C40s map and was going to scope out a small patch of BLM land near Douglas WY, if I could figure out how to get there. Then I stopped at a rest area to piss and refill may water. The rest area is up on a hill with visibility of at least 10 miles...
by classical_Liberal
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Eclipse viewing in Casper, WY
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: Eclipse viewing in Casper, WY

(just an FYI, that post I linked isn't specific to being in a van at all and would apply for car/tent camping just as much) I figured as much, I just wanted to sound badass. Last night I camped along the Missouri River near Chamberlain SD. A gorgeous oasis in the middle of 100's of miles of nothing...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Eclipse viewing in Casper, WY
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: Eclipse viewing in Casper, WY

@JP Thanks for the heads up! I assumed it's pretty busy in the areas of totality. I looked at my hotel rewards points website and noticed nothing within about 100 miles was available. I'm already on my way, so depending how far I make it tonight, I should only be about six hours away starting the da...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Eclipse viewing in Casper, WY
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: Eclipse viewing in Casper, WY

Sorry for the mistype in title!
Edit: Ha figure out I can fix it!
by classical_Liberal
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Eclipse viewing in Casper, WY
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Eclipse viewing in Casper, WY

I'm in the Midwest and have until next Wednesday off of work, so I decided to head out to an area of totality to view the eclipse (too far north and east to see it where I'm at). Weather patterns east of the Lincoln NE area seem rather poor, west of that in NE seem "iffy" with forecasts of mostly cl...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Buying the Means of Production: Expenses-Based Investing
Replies: 13
Views: 987

Re: Buying the Means of Production: Expenses-Based Investing

@Fish Agree, awesome post! I love the diagram and may steal it for personal use to explain to friends/family what I'm trying to do with my life when they are insistent I'm doing it wrong. I spent too much time thinking about it last night, and determined almost any anecdote I could think of fits wit...
by classical_Liberal
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Time Allocation
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Time Allocation

If you don't have any demonstrated way of generating income you NEED on a part time basis, I would either keep working until you dont need it or develop the skills necessary. This is very good advice. Why do you want to leave your current employment? Do you dislike your core duties, or do you disli...
by classical_Liberal
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Buying the Means of Production: Expenses-Based Investing
Replies: 13
Views: 987

Re: Buying the Means of Production: Expenses-Based Investing

Skills--> Stuff has its weakness as well. Sure a homesteader can grow all of his/her own food, but what happens when he falls and breaks his leg or becomes weaker with age? now skills--> less stuff or nothing. This is why economies of the past were heavily reliant on social groups and extended (or l...
by classical_Liberal
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1361

Re: classical_Liberal's Journal

@JP thanks for reading and the response. Regarding SS. I believe its very fool hearty to just “not count” a source of income that will likely cover all of my basic expenses for 20+ years. Should I “not count” my income now because I might get fired? I get that it might not be around, I might not be ...
by classical_Liberal
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1361

Re: classical_Liberal's Journal

Time for an update 8/9/2017 History: I tend to be a very fickle person, not necessarily philosophically, or ideologically, rather my personality lends me to “need” change. Unfortunately, what type of change I need, and how to live in accordance with my relatively stable value system changes with the...
by classical_Liberal
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train
Replies: 69
Views: 3014

Re: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train

Brute has overcomplicated the subject These people are often thugs and bullies to anyone who sticks out and does not adhere to their social norms -- they stay ahead by keeping other people down or at least on their level. When you openly insult people they will not vote for you. As much as I respect...
by classical_Liberal
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Going Vegan
Replies: 39
Views: 3231

Re: Going Vegan

B12 (all B vitamins) are water soluble, excess levels will leave your system quickly. A,D,E,K are fat soluble. I'm not vegan, but just a thought...Veganism has probably greatly reduced your sodium intake (SAD diet is ridiculously high in Na). Sense of thirst and total body fluid volume has decreased...
by classical_Liberal
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Later Retirement Extreme -Earned Income Resilience/Shelter Expense
Replies: 23
Views: 1664

Re: Later Retirement Extreme -Earned Income Resilience/Shelter Expense

@7WB5 I love anaolgies! We've spoke on this subject before, maybe in a bit of different form regarding balancing current me vs future me priorities. After some self analysis on the subject, I've found that my largest past "regrets" come from short-sighted decisions I made that were not in line with ...
by classical_Liberal
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 239
Views: 22521

Re: brute journal

Is brute "the one"?
by classical_Liberal
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Later Retirement Extreme -Earned Income Resilience/Shelter Expense
Replies: 23
Views: 1664

Re: Later Retirement Extreme -Earned Income Resilience/Shelter Expense

Maybe there is a rational formula or rule of thumb for ratio of liquid roll/lifestyle-expense? Yeah, that's the thing... So often these things tend to be serendipitous in nature. It's virtually impossible to rationally predict whether next month holds a sale on chicken or an IPO. The more you have,...
by classical_Liberal
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Later Retirement Extreme -Earned Income Resilience/Shelter Expense
Replies: 23
Views: 1664

Re: Later Retirement Extreme -Earned Income Resilience/Shelter Expense

@7WB5 I think you are going to do what you want to do, no matter what I write! :lol: This is why i like you! I do have some quibbles (by quibbles I mean fundamental disagreements :D ) with your numbers. For example, if you happened to save 130K, I believe a semi passive investment portfolio would yi...
by classical_Liberal
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Private traps
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Re: Private traps

I still believe Browne does a good job categorizing traps and helping us recognize we are inside of one. However, he falls short in describing why we choose to enter them. In many cases it may simply be conditioning like in Jacob's examples of a dog with electric fence-->fence removed and behavior r...
by classical_Liberal
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Later Retirement Extreme -Earned Income Resilience/Shelter Expense
Replies: 23
Views: 1664

Re: Later Retirement Extreme -Earned Income Resilience/Shelter Expense

@7WB5 Regarding personal cost vs outsourcing, it is important to look at the future value of acquired knowledge and skills. At first, the time cost of learning to fix a leaky facet may be high, but once the skill is learned it is learned for life. Hence a new resilient skill is present, not only to ...
by classical_Liberal
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tyler9000's Journal
Replies: 148
Views: 33318

Re: Tyler9000's Journal

Achedotes are not scientific, but they are powerful. I've spent a good deal of time reading journals, taking time to communicate with many folks who have achieved "FI" in the ERE/FIRE sense. I learn best from communicating with others and then synthesizing models based on their achievements (unlike ...
by classical_Liberal
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Later Retirement Extreme -Earned Income Resilience/Shelter Expense
Replies: 23
Views: 1664

Re: Later Retirement Extreme -Earned Income Resilience/Shelter Expense

@7WB5 I think about these things regularly myself and try to convince myself of taking my version of "OPTION B". The problem, there are many advantages to "OPTION A", or at least a mix of the two, starting with "A". Once some financial capital is at one's disposal, it can be used to leverage oneself...
by classical_Liberal
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Numbness to Numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 893

Re: Numbness to Numbers

I see the problem as an issue of scale. I look at a six figure liquid net worth and all I see is "ho hum, that's only 30% FI... maybe in a few years I'll have enough". Whereas the reality should be more like "Holly shit! I've saved enough money to take a sabbatical... for the next decade!". Most of ...
by classical_Liberal
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1361

Re: classical_Liberal's Journal

@ Augustus I wish I could give you an activity to try, but it's very varied so hard to tell. In a given 12 hours shift (actually about 13 hrs), I spend maybe 75% on my feet. Much of that is standing or over a patient bed, but I've worn a pedometer before and its seems about 5-7 miles of walking a sh...
by classical_Liberal
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Singledom v coupledom
Replies: 38
Views: 2049

Re: Singledom v coupledom

To save money, I live in a pretty average small apartment in average suburb with a dated looking 35 year old kitchen and bathroom, never been updated (and it's still expensive as shit!). No matter who you date, you get judged on where you live. I probably have 2X-10X+ the net worth of most women I ...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Marriage Trends
Replies: 65
Views: 3273

Re: Marriage Trends

@ dragline Blood runs thicker than water... I get it, and definitely don't treat my family relationships as transient. You can't choose your family (cliche machine activated), but you can choose how you interact with them. This is how I tend to look at Browne's work when dealing with family. OTOH, y...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Marriage Trends
Replies: 65
Views: 3273

Re: Marriage Trends

@7WB5 Fair enough, the title "committed, but not married" encompasses a great many relationship possibilities. Maybe serial monogamy is a better term, but that's not necessarily true either. I tend to take the libertarian/Harry Browne stance (although he eventually married); form relationships that ...