| Tiger Rant|| re: Vanderbilt pitcher windup question. - tirebiter on 3/16/14 at 2:34 pm|
Oddities abound at all levels:
[quote] Baseball rule question In watching the Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh game yesterday Atlanta had a relief pitcher (Jordan Walden I believe) who has a very unusual delivery. I have never seen anything like it. Before releasing any pitch he would take a little hop resul...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Today's Lunch at Mama Della's- Pics - tirebiter on 3/16/14 at 2:30 pm|
That looks good, they didn't scrimp on the pepperoni either. :cheers:...
| Money Talk|| re: Earnings multiple (The PE Ratio) - tirebiter on 3/16/14 at 2:10 pm|
[quote]What is going to replace the telegraph?[/quote]
What is going to replace the land line phone? :lol:
I don't get the dividend comment at all. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU Baseball Next Two Series Set the Tone! - tirebiter on 3/16/14 at 12:08 pm|
I would like to see a lot more of Fraley. That kid has the potential to be a great player compared to the older guys playing LF who have never consistently exhibited a high level of play after years in the system. Fraley current physical skills and ceiling appear much higher than those being star...
| Money Talk|| re: Just Transferred $ from Vanguard to Ameriprise.. - tirebiter on 3/14/14 at 10:40 am|
[quote]They replaced the cash account? Why and with what?
No,not cash or money market. The original stable value fund which provided info on the fund + quarterly yield was replaced with a stable value fund wherein fees are assessed but the yield of the account is never posted plus an a...
| Money Talk|| re: Just Transferred $ from Vanguard to Ameriprise.. - tirebiter on 3/13/14 at 4:28 pm|
Ameriprise doesn't have a stellar rep and are not low cost. If the fund was transferred from Vanguard, that does not make good financial sense to me, if it was with another brokerage firm that might be a different story. Target date funds are good for those that don't want to deal with spending a ...
| Money Talk|| re: Vanguard ETFs - tirebiter on 3/13/14 at 4:02 pm|
[quote]So if I buy ETF X at 9am tomorrow and turn around and sell it at 3pm tomorrow. Vanguard is going to charge me .17 or whatever the expense ratio is off of the sale? [/quote]
No, that is the annualized cost if you held it for a year. There are also bid/ask spreads that may cost you $ when e...
| Money Talk|| re: Vanguard ETFs - tirebiter on 3/13/14 at 3:55 pm|
Well, knowing VBS fairly well, look at the brokerage agreement and see if it has a section or clause that discusses frequent trading. If so VBS may limit your Vanguard ETF trades or have the right to start charging you if it sees fit.
[b][i]1 If you buy and sell the same Vanguard E...
| Money Talk|| re: Career Advice from the Money Board - tirebiter on 3/13/14 at 3:33 pm|
[quote]I've underwrote loans anywhere[/quote]
See, that's one issue already, it's "underwritten". The bigger question is does your employer pay below market to all levels of employees or does it not value credit analysts? Like in most fields, there typically is a wide divergence of ability wit...
| Money Talk|| re: Vanguard ETFs - tirebiter on 3/13/14 at 2:19 pm|
Low expense ratios of the Vanguard ETFs. There may be some one off ETFs at Schwab and Fidelity that are slightly cheaper, but as a whole Vanguard likely has the lowest ERs. iShares will have a few, too, like .18% of IEMG. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: NOLA Smokehouse (clearer pics updated) - tirebiter on 3/13/14 at 2:08 pm|
[quote]uh...burnt ends are supposed to be fatty
Uh, no, they are primarily from the point edge and dry. The primary issue with the meat posted is it appears to have been cooked at high heat burning the exterior and undercooking the rest, leading to that gelatinous state. I like smoke a...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Need help with picture of big cat - tirebiter on 3/13/14 at 1:35 pm|
[quote]Cougars are only about 130 pounds.[/quote]
Some can exceed 200 lbs. I saw one 20 yards off with an unobstructed view from a stopped vehicle in CA in January, definitely looks like a cougar/puma/mountain lion to me. It was very thick and would not want one anywhere near my dogs. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Going to wine country in a couple weeks. - tirebiter on 3/12/14 at 5:02 pm|
I think there is a poster that lives in Healdsburg, he can help you out, don't recall his name from other threads. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Going to wine country in a couple weeks. - tirebiter on 3/12/14 at 4:53 pm|
Wife and I went to the Sonoma winter WINEland tour in mid-January, it was awesome and had ~ 140 participating. For overall enjoyment I would probably give St. Francis the nod due to the setting, wines, and food options. We went there on the way to Sonoma the day prior to the WINEland as it was not...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Best Draft Beers - tirebiter on 3/10/14 at 2:11 pm|
Well, it's not like BL the Elder, but the Pliny was almost as awesome:
The Defenestration was quite awesome as well, but doubt it makes it to Central:
| Outdoor Board|| re: Best way to get rid of moles? - tirebiter on 3/10/14 at 12:58 pm|
My AmStaff mix and Dobe hunt the crap out of all rodents. They tag team them and the rodents don't have a chance. The Dobe is especially good at sensing and locating the sonic noise a vole makes and starts stomping the ground, then the AmStaff digs it up and takes it out. Here is a info sheet fro...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Opinions on Dave Serrano and the BaseVols - tirebiter on 3/5/14 at 4:39 pm|
I recall UT's pitching as awful last season and hitting was mediocre. Obviously they are improved. I can do with out my friend the UT alum texting me after every W tho. Maybe they make the SECT this season, maybe LSU doesn't, who knows as weird shite can happen. LSU has work to do, that is what ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The Voice--Season 6 thread - tirebiter on 3/5/14 at 3:58 pm|
I did not type "win", I typed "contender", like shoo-in for top 8 or better forgoing a choke performance/coach song choice. She appears to have multi-genre potential and much more control than a shrieker finalist from last season. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The Voice--Season 6 thread - tirebiter on 3/5/14 at 2:42 pm|
[quote]It was okay night. I liked a few folks, but still no one has bowled me over. [/quote]
Blake picked up a contender at the end. I'm still of the opinion that the show is better 1x year than 2x, then some of the coaching antics would still be humorous. Cee Lo may have bailed at a good time....
| Money Talk|| re: Roth IRA & 401k tax strategy question - tirebiter on 3/4/14 at 5:27 pm|
[quote]Would it make sense to segregate the assets likely to generate a lower tax liability in the taxable 401K while putting the assets likely to generate a higher tax liability (if they were in a taxable account) instead in the tax free Roth IRA?
Yes although there could be long stret...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The Voice--Season 6 thread - tirebiter on 3/4/14 at 4:44 pm|
[quote]I'm struggling to watch this season.
Not sure I'll make it through.
Don't really like anyone at all.[/quote]
| Food and Drink Board|| re: What's your go to wing spot? - tirebiter on 3/4/14 at 3:51 pm|
Out on the deck with the Primo indirect @ 400 for 75 minutes. If I am lazy and feel like a wide selection of 20 oz beers Taco Mac/Prado with roasted wings (they claim to be only 2 grams of fat per wing and fried are 14g/per naked, no breading) + Three Mile Island sauce. Breaded wings are gross. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Food while driving - tirebiter on 3/3/14 at 1:32 pm|
That sounds like pain and agony to me. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Food while driving - tirebiter on 3/3/14 at 1:17 pm|
[quote]What a cute dog! [/quote]
She is a great looking, friendly dog which doesn't help the Pit Bull haters of America cause. She is also going to blow the doors off 38 other dogs in a trial competition Saturday. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Food while driving - tirebiter on 3/3/14 at 12:26 pm|
If I ate in my vehicle when traveling longer distances the heads of a Doberman and big AmStaff would magically appear from the back and want in on the action, so I just keep driving. Nothing to do with discipline, I just don't feel like being pestered when driving 80 mph. Sometimes one will co-pil...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Finally watched Gravity... - tirebiter on 3/3/14 at 11:50 am|
[quote]I'll agree the movie kind of dragged on. Still was a cool visual expereince. I just don't see how it could have been in the "Best Picture" catergory, but I don't regret watching it. [/quote]
My wife saw it in IMAX 3D and said she was bored out of her mind and ready to leave halfway through...
| Money Talk|| re: Anyone familiar with Realty Income Corporation, NYSE: O ? - tirebiter on 2/26/14 at 6:10 pm|
[quote]Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but REITs are required to distribute most if not all of their earnings as dividends. Not that it falls that far from a standard equity dividend growth strategy, but I wouldn't count on a consistent trend of growth in the dividends here like a blue chip stock. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The Voice--Season 6 thread - tirebiter on 2/26/14 at 4:18 pm|
Only caught the last 3 singers and was not blown away, but one can't expect every contestant or segment to be loaded with the better talent. By my count there are still 35 slots, so plenty of opps for talent to come forth instead of calling the season winner already. I might burn out this season, ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The Voice--Season 6 thread - tirebiter on 2/26/14 at 2:10 pm|
[quote] I still see it coming down to Bria vs. Christina in the Finals at this point.[/quote]
Are you channeling Nostradamus as they are barely over 1/4 of the way through picking "artists" if still using 12 per team format?...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: what are your favorite cooking smells? - tirebiter on 2/26/14 at 1:36 pm|
Sausage caramelizing, wife baking bread, smoked spare ribs with heavy rub going on the Primo, etc. ...