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re: How many people do you know worse off than their previous generation? - EA6B
Quite a few, but it is entirely their own fault....
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re: Exxon Suspending 401K 6% Match in October - EA6B
[quote]Exxon's primarily responsibility is to maximize shareholder profit.[/quote] It should be, they are a publicly traded corporation owned by its shareholders....
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re: Exxon Suspending 401K 6% Match in October - EA6B
[quote]Second....that’s not “capitalism”, that’s GREED. Without ethics, there is no capitalism.[/quote] What is being done that is un-ethical in your opinion?...
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re: Exxon Suspending 401K 6% Match in October - EA6B
[quote]Management’s number one priority is to enhance shareholder value[/quote] As it should be....
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re: 75 years ago right now....The city of Hiroshima disappeared from the face of the earth.... - EA6B
[quote]Was he serving in the postwar occupation force?[/quote] I never got a real explanation of why he was there, he was also at the Bikini Atoll bomb tests “Operation Crossroads”. He was in the Navy at the time, and had a lot of technical training. I suspect he was involved in measuring and rec...
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re: 75 years ago right now....The city of Hiroshima disappeared from the face of the earth.... - EA6B
I have photographs my father took walking the streets of Hiroshima only a few weeks after the bomb was dropped. There were people asking among the devastation. For the sake of accuracy, the city didn’t disappear, the complete devastation was probably a square mile, with buildings damaged, but still...
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re: What do you say to someone who is dying? - EA6B
[quote]Something tells me if I were in his situation I'd want people to treat me as normally as possible. [/quote] My mother knew her time was up for about 3 weeks, she wanted each day to be just another normal day with her friends....
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re: What do you say to someone who is dying? - EA6B
[quote]you say ... do you have a relationship with Jesus Christ ? I would fricking hate if someone asked me that[/quote] My mother was dying, and not being religious at all, people showing up wanting to pray annoyed her, she just wanted to talk. If religion and prayer had been a part of the ...
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re: I-10 roadwork near Texas/Louisiana state line - EA6B
[quote]It's been a permanently ongoing repair during my lifetime. They must have built that section of I-10 on quicksand.[/quote] I’m 65yers old, from traveling that area as a kid with my parents in the early 1960s to the present, there has never been a time where there was not road construction ...
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re: To those who have lost someone to suicide - EA6B
[quote] know a great deal about depression and that does not change the FACT that he was 100% correct, it is the most selfish act one can bring upon their family.[/quote] You obviously know little about depression if you expect someone suffering from it to make the same rational decisions as some...
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re: Cares act allows withdrawal from retirement account - EA6B
[quote]Does this mean I could transfer out of my employer’s crappy 401K into my much more flexible IRA with no penalty right now?[/quote] Yes, I have done it, just never have the funds payed directly to you. ...
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re: What would happen if lobbying was banned in totality? - EA6B
[quote]Here's why. Whether there is lobbying or not Bill Gates can pick up the phone and expect his Senator to answer or call back. But you can't. Your best hope of getting the attention of your senator is by joining with a bunch of other people by a donations and having an organization go you guess...
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re: String Trimmer Recommendations - EA6B
I take care of 1 acre yard, have gone all electric with Greenworks 40 volt tools. The weed trimmer will easily do the yard twice on one charge. Also have the blower, hedge trimmer and chainsaw. Will never own another gas powered yard tool....
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re: Fidelity’s Blue Chip Growth fund - FBGRX — yes or no? - EA6B
[quote]One thing to potentially highlight is that 45% of the fund's assets are in the top 10 holdings. And these are the same big names as the SP500 - all the "FAANG" stocks covered in the top 5 except sub Microsoft for Netflix. [/quote] I had this fund and decided to just take the money and inve...
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re: coin shortage and possibly cash shortage - EA6B
Only around 5% of the nations money supply exists as cash. Getting rid of it is not going to affect tax revenue or monetary policy any significant amount....
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re: Any of you used Swimply to rent your pool? - EA6B
Not a liability risk I would take even with sufficient insurance and a airtight liability wavier....
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re: Nicest hotels in Lafayette - EA6B
Hilton on Pinhook, not sure if it is still a Hilton, was pretty decent 10 years ago...
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re: Coach Bryant threw out the solution to college sports years ago: End recruiting. - EA6B
[quote]And end the dedicated dorms, food, training facilities, 27 coaches, money for scouting etc past a simple video set up, and no more academic advisors/tutors. I would add no alumni contributions over $200. and one per year per contributor. All games are conference games plus 1 or 2 depending on...
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re: Jill Biden, on Joe’s brain surgeries - EA6B
[quote]She is a Dr., she must know all about brains & stuff[/quote] She is a professor of education or something like that, a academic witha PhD...
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re: Is Trump the cleanest rich guy/Billionaire of all time? - EA6B
[quote]You don't realease your taxes publically if you don't people to know how many years you haven't paid taxes (he is a real estate guy and hasn't paid taxes in over 20 years)[/quote] According to the 1040 obtained by Rachel Maddow he paid $38 million in federal income tax for tax year 2005....
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