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BBQ - Primo brisket, butt, Daddy D'z, Blue ritas & a little Daisy - tirebiter
I am going to cram all this into one post as I am getting lazy about posting food pics. Char-grilling oysters and all the rhetoric about Dragos vs the World? C'mon, man...seasoned GA peach tree put to good use: 12 lb small packer, 9 hrs, 50 minutes, all good: [img]http://i100.photobucket.com...


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Brisket on the Primo, + Tasty China - tirebiter
When company wants brisket, they get brisket although the pickings at Costco were rather limited: [img]http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/P-Haze/Brisket%208-31-2013/20130830_154910_zpsa92cb058.jpg[/img] Mustard, rub, foiled overnight in fridge: [img]http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/...


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Pork shoulder, aka Boston butt, pulled pork, whatevs: - tirebiter
6.1 lb, mustard slather and rub: [img]http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/P-Haze/Pulled%20Pork%20Aug%2012-2013/20130811_102049_zps77cbe995.jpg[/img] 9.5 hours later after apple/cherry smoke: [img]http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/P-Haze/Pulled%20Pork%20Aug%2012-2013/20130811_210510_zpsc...


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Lump charcoal, wing sauce, wings, recent cooks, etc - tirebiter
Restocked the lump store pile for fall, up to roughly 150 lbs, Wicked Good is my fave but looking forward to the sugar maple, $87+ change. The WG is much denser than the BGE lump and harder to light, so use some BGE to light then add WG: [img]http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/P-Haze/Recent%...


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Grilled Portabellas - tirebiter
Hadn't had any in over a year so got to work on it yesterday. Two of the shrooms were massive, marinated them for 3-hours: [img]http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/P-Haze/Portabellas/SamsungG37-2013347_zps64e6ffea.jpg[/img] Had to have a libation, went with 4-berry 'Rita with a little fres...


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There are those that save, then there are those that SAVE - tirebiter
[link=(http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=93339&newpost=1344519)]LINK[/link] 23% of respondents save 40%-50% of income, cha ching. Forget taking 15-20 years to hit $200k in a 401k. I once saved/invested 70%+ of income one year and still had a lot of fun....


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For noobs and those that want free Kindle edition, $5 book - tirebiter
Pricing good through 3/23. Would be good for those that need basic investing knowledge AND for all those with continuous Q's on retirement plan options, taxation, etc. Free is good, $5 is not far removed from good. Free Book, Investing Made Simple Updated This last week, I finished the 2012 u...


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Saving Money redux - tirebiter
As stated, graphic depiction: [IMG]http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/P-Haze/Dogs/family_decals-1.png[/IMG] :bow:...


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401k expense disclosure - tirebiter
Well, no sooner do some start to disclose and the plan "advisors" start pushing back: "The record keepers for some plans are already experimenting with new ways to explain fees to retirement savers. And in at least one case, those disclosures are raising more questions than employers or investmen...


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New Olympus CEO fired after raising questions on $1.5B in hidden losses - tirebiter
Yet another company laying the wood to investors: [quote]Olympus's new president, Shuichi Takayama, continued the company's war of words with its former CEO, saying at a news conference Wednesday that Mr. Woodford was let go because he tended to "act on his own, without consulting others." [...


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Craig Loston - tirebiter
Has he played since being injured vs WVU? No participation vs UF. Any word on him?...


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Why do consumers choose to bank with BAC? - tirebiter
Amongst a litany of other reasons not to bank with BAC, why would someone want to pay $5/month to use a debit card at point of sale when you can get cash or points using a host of other bank branded credit cards??? Does not compute. [link=(http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Bank-of-America-to-charge...


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Patent humor, it's bad when it hits the mainstream - tirebiter
It did make me laugh: [IMG]http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/P-Haze/Dilbert9-3-2011.gif[/IMG]...


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For the inexperienced asking about 401k/IRA asset allocation - tirebiter
Info in another article regarding why it shouldn't have been a lost decade of investing through 2010: [link=(http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/31/why-it-shouldnt-have-been-a-lost-decade-for-investors/)]Bucks[/link] "The lost decade claim starts with the assumption that whenever we talk ab...


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Weil: Curse the Geniuses Who Gave Us Bank of America - tirebiter
Where is the reality in BAC's management mindset? The market valuation compared to management assertions of book value remains staggering. When zero credibility exists how does management stay in place? [link=(http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-21/curse-the-geniuses-who-gave-us-bank-of-amer...


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Southern Tier Brewing - tirebiter
Don't know if they sell product in LA, but hitting the mokah stout right now. Wow, it's almost like dark chocolate and coffee overload. Definitely some hops, fairly sweet finish then I check the label and BOOM, 11.2% ABV, no wonder the sweetness and can only guess the calorie count. 3rd stout ori...


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Credit-card debt may threaten Brazil's boom - tirebiter
Sounds very familiar, and check out the consumer protection: [quote]The [b]interest rate[/b] on credit cards in Brazil's financial hub of Sao Paulo [b]averages 238 percent[/b], according to a study conducted earlier this year by Fecomercio, a federation of commerce. That means carrying a balanc...


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Fed tax refund? - tirebiter
Anyone that electronically filed the last few days before deadline have you received a refund yet if specifying direct deposit? GA took my money owed the next day, still waiting on fed refund here. :cheeky: ...


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CC fraud - tirebiter
My wife got pilfered again. Someone stole her Visa info and racked up almost $19k with the New York Mint for gold coins over three days..... If I had not been online checking the activity due to a lot of expenses from travel and home improvement stuff I assume it would have gotten taken to the m...


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The wrong financial advisor - tirebiter
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv4HQG2Hz0I)]LINK[/link] :rotflmao: True, dat. :nana: Does Charles know what this means???...


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Spurrier on QB development and passing game - tirebiter
He seems to be emulating LM/GC's passing philosophy these days in his 6th season at USCe: [link=(http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1128851)]CF rivals[/link] "Spurrier is an offense-minded guy whose Fun 'n' Gun attacks at Florida were quarterback-centric. But Spurrier hasn't bee...


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Technical analysis looks easy to me... - tirebiter
[quote]Stocks May Go Up, Down or Sideways, Carter Worth Says: Technical Analysis[/quote] [quote]Stocks could go either way and anyone who claims to know their future is lying, according to Carter Worth, the third-ranked technical analyst in last year’s Institutional Investor survey. [/quote] O...


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Nice compilation of long term stock return info - tirebiter
And, surprise, surprise, valuations matter. Hopefully less experienced investors will read this instead of blindly contributing high percentages of their retirement savings into equities through all market valuations---but who the hell am I kidding thinking people will change and become more inform...


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Tesla - tirebiter
I don't envision this ending well for investors: "The company has yet to make a profit, and does not expect to do so until the $50,000 Model S sedan starts selling in significant volume. As of March, it had sold a little over 1,000 of its trademark $109,000 Roadsters. "The equity markets are a b...


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The danger of debit cards - tirebiter
Well, not charging interest like Rivers' assertion, but still has its challenges. Made a very large deposit last week and got asked multiple times what I was doing and how much was I going to leave in my checking account. I asked why are you guys so interested in this and the response was potentia...


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Is the petro plunge protection team back at work? - tirebiter
[quote]Oil prices ticked higher Thursday after an inventory report showed supplies fell much more than expected.[/quote] [quote]What's driving prices: After the close of oil trading Wednesday, the American Petroleum Institute crude supplies fell by 1.4 million barrels last week. Experts expected ...


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Vanguard finally got the memo... - tirebiter
Free Vanguard ETF trades, much better than the prior policy, now the newbs with little to invest can tear it up: [link=(https://personal.vanguard.com/us/whatweoffer/stocksbondscds/feescommissions)]VGD fee schedule[/link] ...


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Buying a house/Building a house, have you found this deal? - tirebiter
[link=(http://www.ajchomefinder.com/new-homes/condo-deal-too-good-379888.html)]Does a short sale get better than this for the buyer?[/link] This is about a mile from where I live, it is friggin' unbelievable, but condo living isn't for me and there is that little ~ $600/month HOA fee, but I would...


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Free book download for beginning investors - tirebiter
Get it while you can, no idea how long this will remain open for download - "The Elements of Investing" by B. Malkiel and C. Ellis: [link=(http://lto.libredigital.com/?VanguardTheElementsofInvesting)]Book download[/link]...


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All charts lie - tirebiter
Short, interesting article although I can't say I spend a lot of time studying charts and other psycho babble: [link=(http://www.indexuniverse.com/sections/blog/7379-all-charts-lie.html)]LINK[/link] ...


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