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Old 02-13-2008, 01:43 PM   #1
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Have been lurking (& learning from you all) for a while, and decided to come in out of the cold so I can throw in my $.02 on occasion.

Twice retired - 21 yrs active/reserve with Nords' former employer as a cryptologist, pulling retirement pay now for two years; and bailed out of a money center bank at 56 in '01 when faced with the following fatal alternative:

"Move to Manhattan."
"No."
"Move to Manhattan."
"No."
"You don't understand; your job, if you choose to remain employed, is now in Manhattan."
"Make me an offer."

And I miss the airports, hotels, missed flights & TSA like I miss a good head cold.

With BW a retired teacher, pensions cover ~75% of everything, and I split management of the retirement assets between myself & a brokerage house (long-time relationship that's costing me more than other providers but significantly adds to my undisturbed sleep).

Nice to be here...
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:57 PM   #3
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Twice retired - 21 yrs active/reserve with Nords' former employer as a cryptologist, pulling retirement pay now for two years; and bailed out of a money center bank at 56 in '01
Welcome to the board, OG.

We're only 15 years apart-- did you get any DSE ride time? Did we ever work together?
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:04 AM   #4
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You mean actually going under the ocean voluntarily, for long periods of time? Like jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane? Seriously, never had the privilege, Nords - I was ~15 years' ahead of you, but I'm certain it would have been a pleasure. Guam on active duty, then east coast/Europe; Winter Harbor, Northwest, Corry Station, Homestead, Ft Meade & Nebraska Ave., Edzell & Rota at various times during the SELRES years. Another lifetime...
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