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Money Talk
Any undervalued sector mutual funds? - Jake88
I have an account with fidelity and have a few sector mutual funds like biotech and multimedia which have done well. With most sector based funds and S&P index funds seeming to be at or near all time highs, are there sectors that have lagged but are poised to make their move soon or are unjustly un...


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SEC Rant
Mizzou, Ole Miss, UF, A&M or Arky…which fan base is more butthurt that... - Jake88
some LSU fans are enjoying and talking shite about 'Bama's 1st half display? You people act as if sports aren't tailored to enjoy your competitors' lows. Some of you really need to pull the sticks out of your rectums and lighten up. It's fun, it's a game and smack talk is enjoyable whether you're ...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Tidy comparison of Manning, Brady, Brees in postseason. - Jake88
http://www.draftsharks.com/article/manning-vs--brees-vs--brady-in-the-postseason Despite those calling for his head, I think we couldn't be in better hands for the post season. The O-line has to play above their heads the next few weeks. ...


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Outdoor Board
How should I fish the Bayou Bienvenue area now? - Jake88
I haven't really fished that area since the locks were completed and was wondering if any of you had advice, especially in cold weather. Thanks....


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Feeling guilty about today's roughing call? Worry not, watch this... - Jake88
Oh, and screw the 49'ers with a splintery fence post... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFm8Axdra54 I've been waiting 24 years for the karma on that to bite them in the ass, AND I frickING LOVE IT!!!!! Some of you will never understand. When I was a kid, the Saints were pitiful. I remember ...


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Money Talk
Is there a way to have an "offshore" retirement/investment acct? - Jake88
We hear about people with Cayman Island bank accounts but can you have a Fidelity-like/Vanguard-like offshore investment account that is out of reach of US govt hands? This is prompted by a concern that when I retire in a couple of decades IRAs and 401ks might be subject to raids by the govt to ...


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Political Talk
How often do the liberal USSC justices disagree with each other on major issues? - Jake88
It appears to me that on the big, hot button issues, they vote in lock step with each other to satisfy the liberal political agenda. Meanwhile, the question becomes, "Do the conservatives stick together?" Unlike the Left, the conservatives seem to have 2 choices, satisfy the conservative political a...


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O-T Lounge
Why the difference in NOLA's reaction to Hurricanes Andrew vs Georges? - Jake88
Why did so few evacuate NOLA metro for Hurricane Andrew, but six years later tens of thousands tried during the approach of Hurricane Georges? I was in my 20's during those times, living in the city, and evacuated for neither, but I can't recall what the differences were that prompted the different ...


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Soccer Board
Best soccer training videos for kids? - Jake88
I know little to nothing about soccer but wanted to work with my 9 and 6 year old kids(beginners) in the backyard to supplement practices. Saw something about a video called SoccerU but it's 5 discs and I wasn't sure if it was too advanced. Any recommendations? Thanks....


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Money Talk
Is now a good time to buy Banking sector focused funds? - Jake88
I know little about this but understand that what heads on CNBC and Bloomberg say may come with the baggage of their own personal interests, but some are saying that Fed tapering and imminent increases in interest rates will help that sector take off. True or are there other mitigating factors? Has ...


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Outdoor Board
Opinions on Sea-Tow or similar service... - Jake88
I usually fish the Rigolets, Lake Pontchartrain and Borgne and the Biloxi marsh. I'm not knowledgeable about motors beyond the absolute basics. Wouldn't want to inconvenience other boaters going by. Any experiences? ...


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Tiger Rant
Did ESPN just say they were going to bounce around while covering - Jake88
regional games? They did that 3-4 years ago and kept interrupting the LSU game if you were getting your ESPN through satellite. Apparently if you get ESPN through satellite, it's a national feed, not a local feed like with cable. Are they really going to pull that crap again?...


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O-T Lounge
Closest decent beach to NOLA? - Jake88
Looking for a beach that's close enough for a single day trip with small children. Leave in the AM and return that evening. When we usually go for overnight trips it's to Perdido and east towards Destin. Is Alabama and Dauphin Island ok? Anything in eastern MS.? Ok meaning it's somewhat green/blue w...


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Movie/TV Board
Arrested Development...what am I missing? - Jake88
I loved Seinfeld, Curb your Enthusiasm, South Park, The Simpsons and movies like Clerks, Office Space, Old School, Walk Hard and the Other Guys, but I'm having a "meh" reaction to Arrested Development. It's ok, fine. But, it's not laugh out loud. It's pleasant, but, it seems predictable and formulai...


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Fantasy Sports Board
Opinions on Napoli's number of At Bats? - Jake88
I keep seeing around 430-455 at bats. But, are those projections considering that he'll play 1B? Wouldn't that garner him more at bats than when he was the starting catcher during 2010 and got 453 ab's with the Angels? Isn't it more likely he'll get 500 ab's while the starting 1st baseman?...


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O-T Lounge
Which hand should my 6 year old son throw with? - Jake88
He and I both write and eat left handed but I throw a football and baseball right handed. He's 6 and when we go out to toss the ball around, he throws with either hand about equally. He'll be starting little league soon and I'll have to buy him a glove, effectively choosing the hand he throws with f...


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Food and Drink Board
Lunch recs for the Lafayette Crowley area? - Jake88
It can be anything from a take out sandwich place to a nice restaurant. Are there any "don't miss it" spots? Thanks....


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O-T Lounge
How long before Mandeville/Covington turns into crap? - Jake88
With the apartment complex behind the Covington Wal Mart, the new complex behind the Target and the huge number of relatively new complexes along Hwy 22 as you drive from Mandeville to Madisonville with more likely to spring up I can't imagine it'll take longer than 15 years. I watched N.O. East...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Any Superbowl family events? - Jake88
besides the NFL experience and the Woldenberg Park event? Asked on this board because I figured more locals read this forum....


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Gaming Board
PS3 slim version freezing... - Jake88
while playing NCAA Football 11. It happened once 2 weeks ago, once last week and 3 times yesterday. I searched the board and nothing about this came up. If I'm asking a frequent question, I'm sorry. How do I know if it's the disk versus an overheating problem or worse? It has no problem playin...


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Money Talk
Opinions on fixed-index annuities... - Jake88
I understand that your principle is not subject to losses in the market in down years and when the index is up say, 13% you may only get a 6% return on your money. But, if it's included as one facet of a portfolio that has a 401k and other IRA's, what's the downside? Is it not a good choice to provi...


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O-T Lounge
Anyone know of a jewelry appraiser... - Jake88
that will do the appraisal in your presence? Thanks....


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Political Talk
How much can the exit polls tell us? - Jake88
I've taken a look at them and see where women went for Obama 55% vs 46%. I see where married women favored Romney and single women favored Obama. I see where Catholics split 50/50. But, how accurate is that if the didn't do exits in La, Ms, Al, Ut, Texas and 10 other red states? Isn't it possible th...


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Political Talk
Is this true? - Jake88
I realize it's a right wing website but... [quote]In Cleveland, in some districts he did even better with an astounding 100% of the vote in dozens of locations. For example, in Cleveland's Fifth Ward, Mr. Obama won districts E, F, and G [b]1,337 to Mitt Romney's... 0.[/b] And in case you're wonde...


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Movie/TV Board
Is the show "Moonshiners" real? - Jake88
Last night on the season premiere they showed two guys building an underground still beneath a stage that apparently hosts an annual festival. If any sheriff knows where that is located, why wouldn't the catch them? Even if it is after the fact. Why would they labor for 2 years building it only to r...


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Political Talk
Before we declare the GOP dead - Jake88
and continue with "They have to dump Evangelicals", "They have to embrace evangelicals","They have to become more fiscally liberal", "No, they have to be truly fiscally conservative", "They'll never win the presidency again and the demographics have doomed them", take a look at the numbers. As of...


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Political Talk
Why so low a vote total? - Jake88
2008... Obama 69.4 million McCain 59.9 million 2012... Obama 59.5 million Romney 56.9 million Obama hasn't yet reached McCain's total from 2008. Secondly, Obama won big in the EC but right now it's about 2.5 million votes separating the candidates out of 116.4 million. Why th...


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Political Talk
Folks, the first votes you see in many states are... - Jake88
early votes which, although Romney got closer than McCain, Obama has still done better with. Relax....


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Political Talk
Remember this gem from MSNBC earlier this year? - Jake88
It was going to be a close, close race........for 49 minutes. :lol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pchwcD4IPzs ...


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Food and Drink Board
Thoughts on Rocket Fire Pizza Co. in Covington? - Jake88
Any one been? how is it?...


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