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Old 03-04-2015, 11:50 AM   #21
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I was joking to begin with, can't tell if you are or not. If the planet is going to be wiped out, I'm not going to have to worry about withdrawals after impact, withdrawals before impact will have been spent...
I understood that you were just joking. I attempted to carry the joke a bit further. I guess I didn't do a very good job. Sorry for the confusion.

However, if you recall in the movie, Armageddon, it appears for certain the earth is going to be destroyed by an asteroid. But at the last moment Bruce Willis and a bunch of other famous people blow up the asteroid thereby saving Earth. YAY!!! And, the people who stayed the course (in the stock market) did very, very well. Those who sold, never did know when to get back in and did not elicit much sympathy from The Early Retirement & Financial Independence Community members. Those last few scenes about the stock market were actually deleted, but they can be found on the DVD in the section "extra features".
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:55 PM   #22
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Ah, yes. Armageddon. The famous science documentary.

There are lot of low probability events out there. Planning specifically for any of them is fairly silly. Plan instead for general cases; "Something disrupts my access to cash, goods, and services for a month", "Something renders my home and immediate area uninhabitable".
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I understood that you were just joking. I attempted to carry the joke a bit further. I guess I didn't do a very good job. Sorry for the confusion.

However, if you recall in the movie, Armageddon, it appears for certain the earth is going to be destroyed by an asteroid. But at the last moment Bruce Willis and a bunch of other famous people blow up the asteroid thereby saving Earth. YAY!!! And, the people who stayed the course (in the stock market) did very, very well. Those who sold, never did know when to get back in and did not elicit much sympathy from The Early Retirement & Financial Independence Community members. Those last few scenes about the stock market were actually deleted, but they can be found on the DVD in the section "extra features".
Sorry, my mistake. Didn't see the movie either.
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I understood that you were just joking. I attempted to carry the joke a bit further. I guess I didn't do a very good job. Sorry for the confusion.

However, if you recall in the movie, Armageddon, it appears for certain the earth is going to be destroyed by an asteroid. But at the last moment Bruce Willis and a bunch of other famous people blow up the asteroid thereby saving Earth. YAY!!! And, the people who stayed the course (in the stock market) did very, very well. Those who sold, never did know when to get back in and did not elicit much sympathy from The Early Retirement & Financial Independence Community members. Those last few scenes about the stock market were actually deleted, but they can be found on the DVD in the section "extra features".

Yeah, when the world is thought to be ending and the stock market crashes accordingly, what do you got to lose by buying on the "mega" dip? Just in case there is a Bruce Willis to save the world. Just to cover all bases, stock up on emergency food, guns & ammos, fortress, ...
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Then there is this
"the expression “history repeats itself” holds any truth, then Earth is due for a pole reversal any day now, with a recent report suggesting it may occur in our lifetime. Pole reversals are natural and in reality a far cry from what’s depicted in natural disaster films. However, when the poles do change again it’ll be rather hard to miss. Here’s what to expect if you get to witness our next polar flip."
What happens to us when the magnetic field surrounding Earth changes direction?
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