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Old 04-28-2011, 05:52 PM   #61
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Nice crop. Makes me wish I was still farming...
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:30 AM   #62
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Dairy farmer in this case.
And no milking machine; those puppies require hand-milking...



or the uncensored version is also on youtube...
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Back on topic for a second, here's another commentary from the "Richistan" author on how the "merely" rich suffer their inequity alongside the "super rich":
Why the Rich Envy the Super-Rich - The Wealth Report - WSJ

OK, let's get back to the dairy farming...
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OK, let's get back to the dairy farming...
What, and stop this udder nonsense?
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Yes fortunately there are none of us here that qualify (except maybe Danmar and that infamous SEC Lawyer) to be envious of those other guys!
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Yes fortunately there are none of us here that qualify (except maybe Danmar and that infamous SEC Lawyer) to be envious of those other guys!
I'm happy to quit while I'm behind...
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Back on topic for a second, here's another commentary from the "Richistan" author on how the "merely" rich suffer their inequity alongside the "super rich":
Why the Rich Envy the Super-Rich - The Wealth Report - WSJ

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Richistan was a good read and illustrates two points:

1. a million or two does not enable you to live like a sterotypical historical era millionaire

2. there will always be people with "more", usually a lot more (unless you are a billionaire)

Sometimes I think that the ability to say "enough" and be happy about it is a more meaningful definition of material wealth than the size of a bank account.
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Richistan was a good read and illustrates two points:

1. a million or two does not enable you to live like a sterotypical historical era millionaire

2. there will always be people with "more", usually a lot more (unless you are a billionaire)
I remembered the time as a pup when a family had a color TV and indoor plumbing were considered wealthy. And I still considered having a color TV and indoor plumbing as being wealthy when I'm at my hunting cabin when I see those folks have indoor plumbing and color TV in their custom made cabin. I'll be wealthy if I can live without working.
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The article seems pretty lame to me. Probably designed to get people who aren't "rich" angry at those who are "pretty rich". It refers to CEO's losing ground against super rich billionaires. Ok that may be true but the only example used is the guy who broke the law tipping off Raj and that only according to Raj who is trying to wriggle off the insider trading charge. Hardly scientific or credible.
Personally, I feel very lucky regardless of how much wealth and power super rich billionaires have.
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It just goes to show, there's objective measure of wealth. You're only as wealthy as you feel.
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It just goes to show, there's objective measure of wealth. You're only as wealthy as you feel.
Agree. That's why the only assessment of wealth that counts is your own.
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I feel rich when I walk through the grocery store, because I know I can buy any of the food in it. That was not the case when I was a boy, and it has shaped my perceptions of wealth to this day.
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What an interesting metric for wealthy. I think I use the same measure. As a young adult I had to stretch my salary to cover rent and utilities, so planning lowest cost meals was important. Spent many hours doing that. Now I can buy anything they have in a grocery store and while I don't splurge on every visit, I feel free (and wealthy) to buy out of season berries, or whatever just looks good to me. Sometimes I'm disappointed they don't have more expensive meats and have to go to another fancier grocery. To me, that's wealthy, but only as far as my taste and sensibility takes me. I have no desire or interest in caviar or other more exotic and expensive foods. I'm more than wealthy enough to match my tastes. And very happy about it.
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I feel rich when I walk through the grocery store, because I know I can buy any of the food in it. That was not the case when I was a boy, and it has shaped my perceptions of wealth to this day.
The fact that you can afford something makes you feel wealthy because you know some people cannot. Yet isn't this a false sense of superiority?

Gumby's perspective is right - you compare what you could afford when you were younger to what you can afford today.
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Gumby's perspective is right - you compare what you could afford when you were younger to what you can afford today.
When we were raising our daughter, she felt that she could buy anything with our money...
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I am reminded of a conversation with our neighbor. She said: "You know $15 million does not go as far as it used, especially if you have to maintain a yacht and several homes..." and I said that I agreed and that that was why we had gotten rid of our boat (18 foot fiberglass runabout) and only rented one of our 2 places.

But then they have to maintain their kids in a lifestyle that they could not afford when they were young. We chose to let our kids make their own way after graduation.
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... have to maintain a yacht and several homes...
I like that phrasing. Such troubles the wealthy have. Forced to purchase and maintain so many things... Must be hell.
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Forced to purchase and maintain so many things... Must be hell.
I used to get paid to live like that, including logging their operating parameters...
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I used to get paid to live like that, including logging their operating parameters...
And I'll bet you were wearing a uniform while logging those parameters. Paid to cruise on a boat, and saving money on clothes to. Very frugal, Nords!
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