Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-24-2011, 07:00 PM   #21
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by JPatrick
Texas stadium??
You mean the "Jerry Dome"?
__________________

__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR 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 11-24-2011, 07:08 PM   #22
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
JPatrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,494
Quote:
Originally Posted by HFWR View Post
You mean the "Jerry Dome"?
Dat's the one..
__________________

__________________
JPatrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 01:02 AM   #23
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
obgyn65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: midwestern city
Posts: 4,061
+1
Quote:
Originally Posted by travelover View Post
Hang on, it is gonna be a long, strange trip.
__________________
Very conservative with investments. Not ER'd yet, 48 years old. Please do not take anything I write or imply as legal, financial or medical advice directed to you. Contact your own financial advisor, healthcare provider, or attorney for financial, medical and legal advice.
obgyn65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 02:47 AM   #24
Recycles dryer sheets
Sandhog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo View Post
These two teams have played each other each Thanksgiving since 1894, and this will be the last time - at least for the foreseeable future. Their fight songs and traditions are centered around this game. Thanksgiving will not be the same until they come to their senses and find a way to resume the rivalry. Sad day.
Much like Southwest Conference, tradition was lost. It's all about the money now days it seems.

Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo View Post
FIFY
Well, I'm gonna call you Wahoo the Greek from now on for predicting the outcome of the game. Lost twenty bucks to my high school friend who's Ex-Tx and there goes my ER plan.
__________________
The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead! – General George S. Patton
Sandhog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 06:26 AM   #25
Moderator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rocky Inlets
Posts: 24,444
Why do Aggies like smart women? Opposites attract.
__________________
MichaelB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 06:49 AM   #26
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
martyb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bossier City
Posts: 2,182
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
Why do Aggies like smart women? Opposites attract.

__________________
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
-John F. Kennedy

“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” - Edgar Bergen
martyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 08:33 AM   #27
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
DFW_M5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 4,982
Quote:
Originally Posted by ziggy29 View Post
Right now a future UT/A&M game couldn't occur until 2018, as neither have a shared vacancy in their non-conference schedule until then. There would have to be buyouts of existing commitments to make it happen before then.
However, I suppose they could face off in a bowl game before 2018. Sorry to see the rivalry end. I do like the Aggies, but they will now face much stiffer competition in my opinion. SEC rules, Geaux Tigers
__________________
DFW_M5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 08:36 AM   #28
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
martyb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bossier City
Posts: 2,182
Quote:
Originally Posted by DFW_M5 View Post
.SEC rules, Geaux Tigers
+1

__________________
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
-John F. Kennedy

“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” - Edgar Bergen
martyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 10:00 AM   #29
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
grumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,321
Quote:
Originally Posted by DallasGuy View Post
It's about time we started cutting US military expenditures. The US spends more money than the next 17 countries spend on their military COMBINED. It's about time we stopped defending the rest of the world at our own expense.
I absolutely agree with this position!
__________________
...you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave...
grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 10:32 AM   #30
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Nodak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cavalier
Posts: 2,317
We could start by closing all overseas military bases, bring all the troops home, and use them to guard our own borders. In my opinion we should not be the world's policeman. It's been 66 years since WWII ended and we are still dealing with the after effects.
__________________
"Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent." Pogo Possum (Walt Kelly)
Nodak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 10:39 AM   #31
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Lsbcal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: west coast, hi there!
Posts: 5,676
I'm sure we will all be reading more of this stuff before the Nov 2012 elections. A full year of debating where the government cuts should come from.

Before we are done all the hot button issues will be aired.
__________________
Lsbcal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 10:40 AM   #32
Moderator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rocky Inlets
Posts: 24,444
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lsbcal View Post
I'm sure we will all be reading more of this stuff before the Nov 2012 elections. A full year of debating where the government cuts should come from.

Before we are done all the hot button issues will be aired.
Hopefully, not around here...
__________________
MichaelB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 10:49 AM   #33
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,090
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
Hopefully, not around here...
You guys better recruit some of Porky's pals to help maintain order.
__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 11:19 AM   #34
Moderator
ziggy29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,612
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lsbcal View Post
I'm sure we will all be reading more of this stuff before the Nov 2012 elections. A full year of debating where the government cuts should come from.
It's pretty easy, really.

All you have to do is raise everyone's taxes except mine. And all you have to do is slash all spending except the spending that benefits me. Any proposal that fails these tests is out to screw me and needs to be stopped, and "shared sacrifice" means shared by everyone else.
__________________
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)

RIP to Reemy, my avatar dog (2003 - 9/16/2017)
ziggy29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 11:51 AM   #35
Moderator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rocky Inlets
Posts: 24,444
Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo View Post
You guys better recruit some of Porky's pals to help maintain order.
Pig parade and bay of pigs...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg pig parade.jpg (40.5 KB, 77 views)
File Type: jpg bay of pigs.jpg (35.7 KB, 76 views)
__________________
MichaelB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 11:55 AM   #36
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Lsbcal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: west coast, hi there!
Posts: 5,676
Quote:
Originally Posted by ziggy29 View Post
It's pretty easy, really.

All you have to do is raise everyone's taxes except mine. And all you have to do is slash all spending except the spending that benefits me. Any proposal that fails these tests is out to screw me and needs to be stopped, and "shared sacrifice" means shared by everyone else.
Exactly, that's how I'll be voting in Nov 2012.
__________________
Lsbcal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 03:35 PM   #37
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,616
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nodak View Post
We could start by closing all overseas military bases, bring all the troops home, and use them to guard our own borders. In my opinion we should not be the world's policeman. It's been 66 years since WWII ended and we are still dealing with the after effects.
I agree that we've defended enough of the rest of the world for democracy, and I'd happily turn over large chunks of the defense budget over to the State Dept. for foreign aid & humanitarian assistance.

But when it comes to "guarding our own borders"... if there's gonna be a fight, then I'd much rather do the maneuvering & shooting on their territory than on ours.
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 05:00 PM   #38
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Nodak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cavalier
Posts: 2,317
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords View Post
But when it comes to "guarding our own borders"... if there's gonna be a fight, then I'd much rather do the maneuvering & shooting on their territory than on ours.
I was thinking more in the way of stopping illegal immigration. You're right I too would rather the fighting be elsewhere.
__________________
"Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent." Pogo Possum (Walt Kelly)
Nodak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 11:48 PM   #39
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,616
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nodak View Post
I was thinking more in the way of stopping illegal immigration.
I've always felt that's a posse comitatus issue for the National Guard.

I wonder how much money we spend on using the military to "prevent" illegal immigration-- and how many $$ per immigrant that works out to. Doesn't seem worth the expense to me, not that I have a better solution.

Combat and training accidents are bad enough-- I'd hate to have to write a letter to a family telling them that their loved one was lost while chasing coyotes & drug dealers.
__________________

__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords 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
Super Committee Jeopardy DFW_M5 FIRE Related Public Policy 45 11-18-2011 01:16 PM
The first stop on "The Military Guide" lecture tour Nords FIRE and Money 19 10-11-2011 04:58 PM
US Debt and Super Committee Budget chinaco FIRE Related Public Policy 4 08-30-2011 09:58 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:41 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.