Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-20-2007, 12:10 PM   #21
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
mickeyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: South Texas~29N/98W
Posts: 5,884
Quote:
We're all impressed
That's about 50% correct.
__________________

__________________
Part-Owner of Texas

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx

In dire need of: faster horses, younger woman, older whiskey, more money.
mickeyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-20-2007, 12:30 PM   #22
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
kcowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pacific latitude 20/49
Posts: 5,739
Send a message via Skype™ to kcowan
What bugs me are headlines that bleat:
"30% of the population no longer ...."
without any mention of the other 70%...
__________________

__________________
For the fun of it...Keith
kcowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2007, 05:27 PM   #23
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by kcowan View Post
What bugs me are headlines that bleat:
"30% of the population no longer ...."
without any mention of the other 70%...
Thirty percent is noticeable. The news is in the element that changes, the 30%. It's rarely in the part that stays the same. What's 'news' about that?
__________________
starter82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2007, 05:42 PM   #24
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Leonidas's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Where the stars at night are big and bright
Posts: 2,847
The Times-Union called this afternoon to verify that I sent the letter to the editor. It will "probably" be published, but the lady I spoke with did not know when other than sometime this week.
__________________
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. - Andrew Jackson
Leonidas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 06:54 AM   #25
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
tryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,449
Has anyone bought milk recently ... 4 days ago $4 a gallon (up about 20%); yesterday $4.50. UP over 10% in less than a week!!
__________________
FIRE'd since 2005
tryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 11:04 AM   #26
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Leonidas's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Where the stars at night are big and bright
Posts: 2,847
Quote:
Originally Posted by tryan View Post
Has anyone bought milk recently ... 4 days ago $4 a gallon (up about 20%); yesterday $4.50. UP over 10% in less than a week!!
Our oldest Son was about to put me on the welfare rolls with his milk drinking - he could go through a gallon a day if you let him. But now he's off at college and they can pay the milk bill. We were talking the other day and he was giving me a rundown on how his first week was going. He said the cafeteria and meal plan seemed like a good deal. When asked, he said that they did have a milk dispenser (probably the first thing he found)
Quote:
That's good, Drink all the milk you want - it's good for your bones.

That's not what you said at home. Remember? You were always telling me to drink more water.

That's when I was paying for it by the gallon. Now, we're on the drink all you want for one price plan. Go for it.
They published my letter today in the Times Union under the title It pays to read to the end of a story.
__________________
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. - Andrew Jackson
Leonidas is offline   Reply With Quote
fuzzy logic
Old 08-22-2007, 05:31 PM   #27
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,020
fuzzy logic

A group of researchers took 200 men and treated them with vitamin C. They compared them with 200 women, who did not get vitamin C. Guess which group had a higher rate of breast cancer? Why, the vitamin C group of course. Therefore, vitamin C prevents breast cancer!


"Nine out of ten dentists recommend [insert toothpaste brand here]"
I want to meet dentist #10.
__________________
Meadbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2007, 01:48 PM   #28
Full time employment: Posting here.
bosco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 987
studies have shown that if your parents didn't have any children, the chances are you won't.
__________________
I have an inferiority complex, but it's not a very good one.
bosco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2007, 04:44 PM   #29
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,005
Quote:
Originally Posted by bosco View Post
studies have shown that if your parents didn't have any children, the chances are you won't.
Studies have also shown that significantly more than half of all biological mothers have given birth in their lives. Astounding.
__________________
justin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2007, 04:47 PM   #30
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meadbh View Post
A group of researchers took 200 men and treated them with vitamin C. They compared them with 200 women, who did not get vitamin C. Guess which group had a higher rate of breast cancer? Why, the vitamin C group of course. Therefore, vitamin C prevents breast cancer!
Shouldn't your fallacious conclusion be that vitamin C causes breast cancer if, in fact, the vitamin C group (the men) had higher rates of breast cancer?
__________________
justin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2007, 12:56 PM   #31
Recycles dryer sheets
Eyerishgold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 222
One quarter of the United States population represents 25% of the people living here.

LOL!
__________________

__________________
Eyerishgold is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing the balance of quality of life and financial independence cute fuzzy bunny Life after FIRE 229 06-14-2013 03:17 PM
Financial Myth (i stole this from another financial forum). please, don't sue me. Enuff2Eat FIRE and Money 20 08-19-2007 04:26 PM
Is there a good source for financial news minus the hysteria? CompoundInterestFan FIRE and Money 14 02-28-2007 01:34 PM
Does your spouse share your financial goals? JustCurious FIRE and Money 41 02-17-2007 07:20 PM
College financial aid planning farmerEd Other topics 38 05-05-2005 08:32 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:21 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.