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re: Is golf a sport that you have to play to enjoy watching? - PlanoPrivateer
I really enjoy watching golf on TV if it is a course I have played. As stated by others, you can appreciate how good the pros are if you've played....


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re: Game 2: Arkansas 4, LSU 5 - FINAL - Tigers Take Series 2-0! Next Game: Sun @ 1PM - PlanoPrivateer
I hadn't noticed before today when the TV camera showed a close up of Poche. His glove is an A2000 with gold stitching on a purple background. I think that is neat. ...


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re: (4/11/14 Updated standings are on page 7.) Predict the 12/31/2014 market prices. - PlanoPrivateer
24th place – saving my kick until the stretch run. ...


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re: What is a reasonable price to pay for tax filing preparation? - PlanoPrivateer
The lady I use charged $225.00 this year to prepare my wife's and mine. Included in that fee she prepares for the returns for two of my children. First, she is not a CPA but is an enrolled agent. Second, I’ve used her for years so she may be charging a slightly lower fee. And lastly, I have ever...


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re: Game 3: LSU 17, State 4 - FINAL - LSU Sweeps Series! Bust Out The Brooms!! - PlanoPrivateer
Geauxrilla...


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re: (4/11/14 Updated standings are on page 7.) Predict the 12/31/2014 market prices. - PlanoPrivateer
Reb, we still have 9 long months to move up Or, further down....


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re: thinking of ways to impart smoke into eggs? - PlanoPrivateer
I like to sprinkle smoked paprika in my egg and milk omelet mix. ...


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re: if you just retired what would you invest your nest egg in? - PlanoPrivateer
I’m recently (involuntarily) retired. I am in the process of rolling over my 401K into an IRA. My plan is to end up with about 40% of my wife and my IRA’s in Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSAX), 55% in Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund (VBTLX), and 5% in a Money Market Fund. Beca...


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re: Getting limits increased on a cc - PlanoPrivateer
They still make money every time you use the credit card. The merchant doesn’t get all of the money you charge. The credit card company gets to keep a percentage of each purchase....


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re: money down on a new house - PlanoPrivateer
Beside the already mentioned PMI your monthly note will be lower, obviously. Take the amount you save each month in a lower note and no PMI and build up your emergency fund....


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re: Questions on Leasing a Vehicle - PlanoPrivateer
[quote] I also need to find an apartment, furniture, etc. I have a lot of expenses right now and buying something outright would really eat away at my budget and I'd wind up sacrificing on pretty much everything else[/quote]You write that you need money to cover other expenses yet have to come up wi...


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re: Regarding Lois Lerner's proclamation of innocence and the Fifth Amendment - PlanoPrivateer
[quote]She wants full immunity. If she gets it she will fall on her sword then go home and have a Coke and a smile while thinking about all the favors she can call in now by protecting folks. [/quote] This. She says the buck stops with her if she gets immunity....


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Head Referee for St Paul / Mandeville game arrested in middle of game - update - PlanoPrivateer
I tried to post a reply to the October string of posts but received a, this post is currently locked remark. I came across an update of the Stephen Short saga in the latest Referee magazine. It said that he had been suspended for 10 days and demoted. I also found a story where he is appealing h...


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re: In New Orleans it is legal to pay a woman to dance in your lap, but a crime to p - PlanoPrivateer
[quote]If you pay a woman $50 for sex it's prostitution. If you pay for a woman's $50 dinner for sex, it's a date.[/quote] Zach, does dinner count as foreplay?...


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re: How much would you pay to play Augusta National? - PlanoPrivateer
I wouldn’t go more than $500. Only because it is not that big a deal to me. Just to name drop I have played a few prestigious courses with the Old Course at St Andrews being the most famous. I just wouldn’t enjoy a round if I had to pay $5,000 to play....


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re: Comic Tim Wilson dead of heart attack - PlanoPrivateer
When I lived in Florida I caught him on the bob and Tom show. Funny guy. Sorry to hear he passed too soon. ...


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re: Quick gumbp recipe question - PlanoPrivateer
My wife and I made a seafood gumbo today. We doubled everything except salt and pepper. She can't handle the salt. We will offer some to the kids and freeze the rest. It turned out good so I know the kids will claim a lot. So yes, you can prorate up or down. My wife told me I can make a spic...


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re: I think its time we talk about the next Fed policy tool - PlanoPrivateer
[quote]BennyAndTheInkJets>>>>>>>>>Doc Fenton[/quote] Doesn't mean that Doc is a piker....


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re: CPM pulls Nola with no-no going..... - PlanoPrivateer
I agree with this....


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re: Baseball: LSU 9, VT 0 - FINAL - Next Game: Sat vs Toledo - Geaux Zone/100.7 Only - PlanoPrivateer
Ahh Geez...


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re: Girl Goes Jogging, Ends Up Handcuffed and Arrested - PlanoPrivateer
[quote]There was no need for him to stop and question me in the first place[/quote]I’ll accept this but, how do you know that with certainty? There may have been a rape or burglary nearby.[quote]What the frick was he going to arrest me for? [/quote]He may not be going to arrest you for anything - ju...


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re: Your forced to limit your meat intake to 1 wild game and 1 fish... - PlanoPrivateer
Well, disregarding the practicality of harvesting on the fish I would say hog and cobia....


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re: Girl Goes Jogging, Ends Up Handcuffed and Arrested - PlanoPrivateer
[quote]When living in Houston, I once had a constable stop me, while I was exercising, so that he could merely ask for ID. I wasn't jay-walking or breaking any other laws. He gave me shite for a few minutes about not having my ID (who wants to carry that shite around while exercising anyway) and then ...


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re: Girl Goes Jogging, Ends Up Handcuffed and Arrested - PlanoPrivateer
I believe if she would have given the police 60 polite seconds of her life she would have been on her way. She didn’t and spent no telling how much time in custody. Pick your battles better than this lady did....


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re: Retirement planning, what's reasonable expectation for portfolio return - PlanoPrivateer
[quote]And to answer the OP, I don't have an expectation for portfolio return. The market giveth and taketh away year over year. My strategy is really very simple and takes little time: [/quote] Agree as not having an expectation as to building a portfolio. I use 5% as a rule of thumb. If I wan...


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re: What's your number? - PlanoPrivateer
The answer to this question for me is very different depending on where I am in my life cycle. For example, I have 3 children. If I was 35 years old then I would need a lot more than if I was 65 years old and my kids were out of school, married and on their own. ...


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re: People who talk bad about cops - PlanoPrivateer
I have respect for police and don’t understand the hate. Yes there are a few bad ones just like every other profession. Don’t break the law, show respect and you shouldn’t have a problem. Cop (pun intended) an attitude and you can expect a problem. Hell, if you cop an attitude with me (and I’m n...


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re: How does one short a stock? - PlanoPrivateer
You need to tell us what stock you have in mind and why you think it should be shorted especially if you are an insider. LOL...


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re: Fox News/Business piece on Landrieu race live from BR - PlanoPrivateer
Now that is not fair. Mary's ears do not go that high up on her head....


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re: Vanguard Mutual Fund Recommendations? - PlanoPrivateer
[quote] I have no problems with my retirement accounts being very aggressive at this point in time.[/quote] I agree and think you are on the right track....


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